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Anita Gray


Anita Mary Gray, 85, Bentonville, Ark., passed away Dec. 29, 2012 at Circle of Life in Bentonville. She was born Sept. 7, 1927 in Gas City to Walter Earl Fine and Rena Beryl Smith Fine.
She was an elementary school teacher for over 30 years and a faithful member of St. Theodore’s Episcopal Church in Bella Vista, Ark. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Gray; an infant daughter, Kathy Gray; and a brother, William Fine.
Survivors include two sons, Clark and wife Janie, Bentonville, and Kirk and wife Vicki, Bethel Heights, Ark.; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and many friends.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Stockdale-Moody Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Kenneth T. Parks officiating.
Burial will follow in Benton County Memorial Park Cemetery. 
Memorials may be made to St. Theodore’s Episcopal Church, 1001 Kingsland Rd., Bella Vista, AR 72714.
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Jimmy Jones


Iola native Jimmy Jones, 70, Salina, died Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Ryan Mortuary, Salina.    Memorials are suggested to the Salina Animal Shelter or Hospice of Salina, in care of Ryan Mortuary, Salina.

Robert McHaley


Robert E. McHaley, 72, Paola, passed away Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, at the Miami County Medical Center in Paola.He was born April 22, 1944, the son of Roy Vernon McHaley and Nellie Augusta (Rinninger) McHaley. Robert grew up and attended schools in Iola.He was united in marriage... [More]

Tom Huston


Thomas “Tom” C. Huston, 92, Kincaid, died Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, at his home. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Kincaid-Selma United Methodist Church, Kincaid, with burial following in the Kincaid Cemetery.  Family will greet friends one hour... [More]

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Twain’s tidbits shared with local audience


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Feeding the hungry


The Kansas Food Bank: Helping the hungry since 1984. That’s what Debi Kreutzman, community relations manager of the organization, told Iola Rotarians Thursday — in more detail. At last count, 15.5 percent of Allen Countians were food insecure, or about 2,000 of... [More]

HANGING IT UP: Coffields ready for retirement


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Mustangs dismantle Bulldogs in second half


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EARNING A SPOT: With a win, Mustangs can punch a playoff ticket


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