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Stories from Wednesday, December 19, 2001

Two fires destroy Agnos home (12/19/01)
The Agnos/Glencoe/Heart Volunteer Fire Department was called out twice to the same house fire in Agnos on Dec. 10 and then again on Dec. 12. When firefighters got to the scene, the fire was through the roof of the home of William and Debbie Hobbs located behind Hobbs Auto Sales on Highway 62/412. The home was a total loss...
Izard municipal judge charged in theft drugs from workplace (12/19/01)
Over 24,000 pills are missing and Izard County District Municipal Judge Steven Dwayne Lawrence, 41, of Melbourne has been charged with felony fraud-drug paraphernalia. Lawrence, who was also a pharmacist at Wal-Mart in Mountain View, admitted to an employee at Wal-Mart that he has an addiction to prescription drugs, according to an affidavit filed in Stone County...
Fulton increases sheriff's budget (12/19/01)
The largest increase in the 2002 budget was a request by the Fulton County Sheriff's Office in the amount of $47,430, according to County Judge Curren Everett. Fulton County Quorum Court members met Dec. 10 and passed the 2002 Budget Ordinance. Everett said the increase for the sheriff's office is due to the rising costs of housing prisoners, employee salary increases and the need for another patrol car.There are not facilities in the Fulton County jail to house women. ...
Sharp JPs unclear on budget cuts (12/19/01)
The Sharp County Quorum Court continued to battle its way to balancing next year's budget last week. The budget was the main topic of discussion at the regularly scheduled quorum court meeting Dec. 10 and again at a special budget committee meeting Dec. 13. Though no final decision has been made, it appears the court will not ask residents for either a millage rate or a sales tax increase...
Izard municipal judge charged in theft drugs from workplace (12/19/01)
Over 24,000 pills are missing and Izard County District Municipal Judge Steven Dwayne Lawrence, 41, of Melbourne has been charged with felony fraud-drug paraphernalia. Lawrence, who was also a pharmacist at Wal-Mart in Mountain View, admitted to an employee at Wal-Mart that he has an addiction to prescription drugs, according to an affidavit filed in Stone County...
Two fires destroy Agnos home (12/19/01)
The Agnos/Glencoe/Heart Volunteer Fire Department was called out twice to the same house fire in Agnos on Dec. 10 and then again on Dec. 12. When firefighters got to the scene, the fire was through the roof of the home of William and Debbie Hobbs located behind Hobbs Auto Sales on Highway 62/412. The home was a total loss...
Fulton increases sheriff's budget (12/19/01)
The largest increase in the 2002 budget was a request by the Fulton County Sheriff's Office in the amount of $47,430, according to County Judge Curren Everett. Fulton County Quorum Court members met Dec. 10 and passed the 2002 Budget Ordinance. Everett said the increase for the sheriff's office is due to the rising costs of housing prisoners, employee salary increases and the need for another patrol car.There are not facilities in the Fulton County jail to house women. ...
Sharp JPs unclear on budget cuts (12/19/01)
The Sharp County Quorum Court continued to battle its way to balancing next year's budget last week. The budget was the main topic of discussion at the regularly scheduled quorum court meeting Dec. 10 and again at a special budget committee meeting Dec. 13. Though no final decision has been made, it appears the court will not ask residents for either a millage rate or a sales tax increase...
Sanders leads Pirates over Flippin Bobcats (12/19/01)
The Pirates of Calico Rock posted an easy 70-55 win on the visiting Flippin Bobcats Dec. 11. After making the All-Tournament team during the Lyon College Tournament, Scottie Sanders led the Pirates with 17 points.Buster Branscum added 16 for Calico Rock...
Katz, Lady Katz claw out wins over Viola (12/19/01)
Bearkat gymnasium in Melbourne welcomed the visiting Viola Longhorns for a set of games on Dec. 14 before the holiday break.The evening favored the home team, as the Bearkatz won two out of the three games.The Lady Bearkatz and Lady Longhorns faced off in a game that at times resembled a free throw shooting contest.The Lady Bearkatz came out on top 43-38.Inside play was the key for both teams in the first period.Ashley Brown accounted for half of the Lady Bearkatz 12 points in the period by posting up on the low block.Viola countered with Brandi Shrable and Ashley Jones in the paint to trail by 1 at 12-11 to start the second period.Off the bench to start the second frame, Anjuli Yancey kicked in a quick 4 points to push the Lady Bearkatz out in front 16-11.The Lady Longhorns kept close with a pair of free throws and then a stickback by Hannah Benton at the 4:01 mark.Back-to-back jumpers from Ashley Jones saw the Lady Longhorns down by a count of 21-20 at the 2:00 mark.Free throws took over the period as Melbourne made 5, and Viola 3, for a 26-23 Lady Bearkat lead at the half.The third period was a low-scoring affair that was dominated by more foul shots.The Lady Longhorns fired first with a pair of inside buckets from Hannah Benton and Brandi Shrable that evened things things at 27-all.Four free throws later, Viola had a 31-27 advantage, their first since early in the game.The Lady Bearkatz countered with 3 points of their own from the line, to end the period down 33-30.The Lady Longhorns maintained a 2-point lead until Megan Taylor nailed a 3-pointer to reverse the standings and give the Lady Bearkatz a 39-37 advantage.This was the game's only bucket outside the arc for either squad.With the scales tipped in their favor again, the Lady Bearkatz would not budge.Free throws rounded out the game with Melbourne prevailing, 43-38.In the next game of the evening, the Melbourne Bearkatz faced a task that no team has been able to accomplish in recent years: beat the Viola Longhorns three times in one season.Having won at Viola earlier in the year and then in the semifinals of the Lyon College Tournament last week, the Bearkatz pulled off the trifecta at home with a 68-44 victory.Patrick Davidson set the tempo for the Bearkatz with a pair of long distance treys and a 8-3 lead.The Longhorns, spurred on by Justin Batterton, used a 7-2 run to tie the game at 12-all with 1:15 left in the first period.Not to be outdone, the Bearkatz blasted out 6 straight points and a 18-12 advantage with six ticks left on the clock.This was just enough time for Justin Batterton to launch a missile from halfcourt and narrow the gap to 18-15 at period's end.Period two began with a bang for the Bearkatz.Patrick Davidson exploded for 8 quick points, and a 28-16 lead.At the 4:36 mark, Davidson was whistled for an offensive foul, his third of the game.Sensing this was the time to make a move, Derek Winter and Justin Batterton went to work.The duo combined for 8 points and rallied the Longhorns to within 3, at 28-25.The teams went to halftime with the Bearkatz on top 31-27.The third frame was vintage Bearkat basketball.A pair of long range bombs, coupled with slashing drives to the hoop, added up to a 10-0 Bearkat run deep in the period.The Bearkatz continued to step on the gas petal and ended the third with a comfortable 50-38 lead.The Longhorns were unable to counter this charge and went on to a 68-44 defeat.Patrick Davidson led Melbourne with 23 points.Chad Milligan added 13.High scorers for Viola were Justin Batterton with 20, and Derek Winter with 10.In junior girls action, the visitors from Viola jumped out to a fast 10-4 lead at the start, and cruised to a 41-21 win.The junior Lady Longhorns never trailed in the contest.. ...
Katz, Lady Katz claw out wins over Viola (12/19/01)
Bearkat gymnasium in Melbourne welcomed the visiting Viola Longhorns for a set of games on Dec. 14 before the holiday break.The evening favored the home team, as the Bearkatz won two out of the three games.The Lady Bearkatz and Lady Longhorns faced off in a game that at times resembled a free throw shooting contest.The Lady Bearkatz came out on top 43-38.Inside play was the key for both teams in the first period.Ashley Brown accounted for half of the Lady Bearkatz 12 points in the period by posting up on the low block.Viola countered with Brandi Shrable and Ashley Jones in the paint to trail by 1 at 12-11 to start the second period.Off the bench to start the second frame, Anjuli Yancey kicked in a quick 4 points to push the Lady Bearkatz out in front 16-11.The Lady Longhorns kept close with a pair of free throws and then a stickback by Hannah Benton at the 4:01 mark.Back-to-back jumpers from Ashley Jones saw the Lady Longhorns down by a count of 21-20 at the 2:00 mark.Free throws took over the period as Melbourne made 5, and Viola 3, for a 26-23 Lady Bearkat lead at the half.The third period was a low-scoring affair that was dominated by more foul shots.The Lady Longhorns fired first with a pair of inside buckets from Hannah Benton and Brandi Shrable that evened things things at 27-all.Four free throws later, Viola had a 31-27 advantage, their first since early in the game.The Lady Bearkatz countered with 3 points of their own from the line, to end the period down 33-30.The Lady Longhorns maintained a 2-point lead until Megan Taylor nailed a 3-pointer to reverse the standings and give the Lady Bearkatz a 39-37 advantage.This was the game's only bucket outside the arc for either squad.With the scales tipped in their favor again, the Lady Bearkatz would not budge.Free throws rounded out the game with Melbourne prevailing, 43-38.In the next game of the evening, the Melbourne Bearkatz faced a task that no team has been able to accomplish in recent years: beat the Viola Longhorns three times in one season.Having won at Viola earlier in the year and then in the semifinals of the Lyon College Tournament last week, the Bearkatz pulled off the trifecta at home with a 68-44 victory.Patrick Davidson set the tempo for the Bearkatz with a pair of long distance treys and a 8-3 lead.The Longhorns, spurred on by Justin Batterton, used a 7-2 run to tie the game at 12-all with 1:15 left in the first period.Not to be outdone, the Bearkatz blasted out 6 straight points and a 18-12 advantage with six ticks left on the clock.This was just enough time for Justin Batterton to launch a missile from halfcourt and narrow the gap to 18-15 at period's end.Period two began with a bang for the Bearkatz.Patrick Davidson exploded for 8 quick points, and a 28-16 lead.At the 4:36 mark, Davidson was whistled for an offensive foul, his third of the game.Sensing this was the time to make a move, Derek Winter and Justin Batterton went to work.The duo combined for 8 points and rallied the Longhorns to within 3, at 28-25.The teams went to halftime with the Bearkatz on top 31-27.The third frame was vintage Bearkat basketball.A pair of long range bombs, coupled with slashing drives to the hoop, added up to a 10-0 Bearkat run deep in the period.The Bearkatz continued to step on the gas petal and ended the third with a comfortable 50-38 lead.The Longhorns were unable to counter this charge and went on to a 68-44 defeat.Patrick Davidson led Melbourne with 23 points.Chad Milligan added 13.High scorers for Viola were Justin Batterton with 20, and Derek Winter with 10.In junior girls action, the visitors from Viola jumped out to a fast 10-4 lead at the start, and cruised to a 41-21 win.The junior Lady Longhorns never trailed in the contest.. ...
Sanders leads Pirates over Flippin Bobcats (12/19/01)
The Pirates of Calico Rock posted an easy 70-55 win on the visiting Flippin Bobcats Dec. 11. After making the All-Tournament team during the Lyon College Tournament, Scottie Sanders led the Pirates with 17 points.Buster Branscum added 16 for Calico Rock...
Jesse Gustafson (12/19/01)
Jesse Gustafson, 19, formerly of Thayer, died Dec. 3, 2001. Survivors include his mother and her fiancee -- Linda Marcotte and Robert Kowalchuk; his grandparents -- Vern and Alice Talley of Thayer; two brothers -- John of Thayer and Jacob of Tampa, Fla.; and a sister, Heather of Tampa.A memorial service was Dec. 7 on Gandy Beach in Pinellas County in Tampa, Fla.Arrangements were under the direction of Mark III Funeral Home of Tampa...
Orre M. Smith (12/19/01)
Orre M. Smith, 90, of Cassville, Mo., formerly of Monett, died Dec. 9, 2001, at Barry County Care Center in Cassville.Born Feb. 24, 1911, in Bexar, Ark., she was the daughter of William Obed Jennings and Annabelle Sears Jennings. She married Ted Smith Dec. ...
Ray Osborn Grable (12/19/01)
Ray Osborn Grable, 92, died Dec. 8, 2001, at Stillwater, Okla.Born Nov. 11, 1909, in Texas County, Mo., he was the son of Garret and Alma Newport Grable. He married Mary E. Davis Oct. 11, 1952, at Fayetteville, and they lived at Thayer where he was a farmer and worked as a carpenter until he retired. ...
Zela V. Puckett (12/19/01)
Zela V. Puckett, 92, of Cave City, died Dec. 10, 2001, at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. Born May 5, 1909, at Sidney, she was the daughter of Joe Clark and Annie Irene Cole Arnold. She was a homemaker and a member of Cave City First United Methodist Church.Survivors include a daughter, Lou A. ...
Janice Thukral (12/19/01)
Janice Carol Thukral, 42, died Dec. 5, 2001, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark.Born Dec. 30, 1958, in Mammoth Spring, she was the daughter of George and Lavern Lenex Shepherd. She married Kulbir Thukral and was a homemaker.Survivors include her husband; a brother, Douglas Shepherd and wife, Ruthanne, of Glencoe; two sisters -- Wenoka Holman and her husband, Kenneth of Glencoe, and Pat Daniels and her husband, John of Jacksonville, Ark.; several nieces and nephews, and her four-legged child, Burfee.A memorial service was Dec. ...
"Jay" Couch (12/19/01)
Serge Jimmy "Jay" Couch, 46, died Dec. 2, 2001, in Hartville, Mo.Born Jan. 7, 1955, in Bordeaux, France, he was the son of Marthe Martin Couch and John W. Couch Jr.He married Dora Elizabeth Alford in Bossier City, La. He became an American citizen in 1965 and was an auto body paint and repairman.Survivors include a daughter, Samantha Couch Lataxes of Westwego, La.; a son, Jessie Couch of Westwego; his mother, Marthe Couch of Mansfield, Mo.; a sister, Anita Cooke of Fordland, Mo.; a brother, Jerry Couch of Hartville; his paternal grandmother, Beulah Couch of Thayer; several aunts, uncles, and cousins, including his family in France.He was preceded in death by his father.A graveside service and burial was Dec. ...
Dorthy Schimack (12/19/01)
Dorthy Schimack, 88, of Cherokee Village, died Dec. 8, 2001, at Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System in Cherokee Village. Born Oct. 12, 1913, in Chicago, she was the daughter of Matilda Buchler Schimack and Frank Schimack. She was an aid for the fathers at St. ...
Larry Jay Hatman (12/19/01)
Larry Jay Hatman, 57, of Salem, Ark., died Dec. 4, 2001, in Mountain Home.Born March 16, 1944, in Salem, he was the son of Cleo and Loretta Pauline Staggs Hatman. He served his country in the United States Navy during the Vietnam Conflict. He was of the Baptist faith.Survivors include a brother, Jerry Hatman of Salem; his best friend, Julia Jenkins of Salem; and many other relatives and friends.He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, David Hatman.A memorial service was Dec. ...
Orre M. Smith (12/19/01)
Orre M. Smith, 90, of Cassville, Mo., formerly of Monett, died Dec. 9, 2001, at Barry County Care Center in Cassville.Born Feb. 24, 1911, in Bexar, Ark., she was the daughter of William Obed Jennings and Annabelle Sears Jennings. She married Ted Smith Dec. ...
Jesse Gustafson (12/19/01)
Jesse Gustafson, 19, formerly of Thayer, died Dec. 3, 2001. Survivors include his mother and her fiancee -- Linda Marcotte and Robert Kowalchuk; his grandparents -- Vern and Alice Talley of Thayer; two brothers -- John of Thayer and Jacob of Tampa, Fla.; and a sister, Heather of Tampa.A memorial service was Dec. 7 on Gandy Beach in Pinellas County in Tampa, Fla.Arrangements were under the direction of Mark III Funeral Home of Tampa...
Larry Jay Hatman (12/19/01)
Larry Jay Hatman, 57, of Salem, Ark., died Dec. 4, 2001, in Mountain Home.Born March 16, 1944, in Salem, he was the son of Cleo and Loretta Pauline Staggs Hatman. He served his country in the United States Navy during the Vietnam Conflict. He was of the Baptist faith.Survivors include a brother, Jerry Hatman of Salem; his best friend, Julia Jenkins of Salem; and many other relatives and friends.He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, David Hatman.A memorial service was Dec. ...
Janice Thukral (12/19/01)
Janice Carol Thukral, 42, died Dec. 5, 2001, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark.Born Dec. 30, 1958, in Mammoth Spring, she was the daughter of George and Lavern Lenex Shepherd. She married Kulbir Thukral and was a homemaker.Survivors include her husband; a brother, Douglas Shepherd and wife, Ruthanne, of Glencoe; two sisters -- Wenoka Holman and her husband, Kenneth of Glencoe, and Pat Daniels and her husband, John of Jacksonville, Ark.; several nieces and nephews, and her four-legged child, Burfee.A memorial service was Dec. ...
"Jay" Couch (12/19/01)
Serge Jimmy "Jay" Couch, 46, died Dec. 2, 2001, in Hartville, Mo.Born Jan. 7, 1955, in Bordeaux, France, he was the son of Marthe Martin Couch and John W. Couch Jr.He married Dora Elizabeth Alford in Bossier City, La. He became an American citizen in 1965 and was an auto body paint and repairman.Survivors include a daughter, Samantha Couch Lataxes of Westwego, La.; a son, Jessie Couch of Westwego; his mother, Marthe Couch of Mansfield, Mo.; a sister, Anita Cooke of Fordland, Mo.; a brother, Jerry Couch of Hartville; his paternal grandmother, Beulah Couch of Thayer; several aunts, uncles, and cousins, including his family in France.He was preceded in death by his father.A graveside service and burial was Dec. ...
Dorthy Schimack (12/19/01)
Dorthy Schimack, 88, of Cherokee Village, died Dec. 8, 2001, at Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System in Cherokee Village. Born Oct. 12, 1913, in Chicago, she was the daughter of Matilda Buchler Schimack and Frank Schimack. She was an aid for the fathers at St. ...
Zela V. Puckett (12/19/01)
Zela V. Puckett, 92, of Cave City, died Dec. 10, 2001, at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. Born May 5, 1909, at Sidney, she was the daughter of Joe Clark and Annie Irene Cole Arnold. She was a homemaker and a member of Cave City First United Methodist Church.Survivors include a daughter, Lou A. ...
Ray Osborn Grable (12/19/01)
Ray Osborn Grable, 92, died Dec. 8, 2001, at Stillwater, Okla.Born Nov. 11, 1909, in Texas County, Mo., he was the son of Garret and Alma Newport Grable. He married Mary E. Davis Oct. 11, 1952, at Fayetteville, and they lived at Thayer where he was a farmer and worked as a carpenter until he retired. ...
Pohnerts to celebrate 65th anniversary (12/19/01)
Ben and Lorene Pohnert of Thayer will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary Dec. 24. Ben Pohnert and Lorene Pingleton were married Dec. 24, 1936. They have a son, Donald Rex Pohnert, and wife, Sammie Jo, of White Deer, Texas; a daughter, Dolly Ruth Jewel of Cape Girardeau; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. The Pohnerts say they would appreciate hearing from friends and relatives. Cards can be mailed to Rt. 2 Box 2051, Thayer, MO 65791...
Places to celebrate 50th anniversary (12/19/01)
Gene and Barbara Place of Cherokee Village will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Dec. 29. The couple will observe the occasion with their family in Las Vegas.The Places have lived in Cherokee Village for seven years. Prior to moving there they lived in Arlington Heights, Ill., for 31 years.Gene is a retired steel salesman. Barbara worked for a school district...
Pohnerts to celebrate 65th anniversary (12/19/01)
Ben and Lorene Pohnert of Thayer will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary Dec. 24. Ben Pohnert and Lorene Pingleton were married Dec. 24, 1936. They have a son, Donald Rex Pohnert, and wife, Sammie Jo, of White Deer, Texas; a daughter, Dolly Ruth Jewel of Cape Girardeau; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. The Pohnerts say they would appreciate hearing from friends and relatives. Cards can be mailed to Rt. 2 Box 2051, Thayer, MO 65791...
Places to celebrate 50th anniversary (12/19/01)
Gene and Barbara Place of Cherokee Village will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Dec. 29. The couple will observe the occasion with their family in Las Vegas.The Places have lived in Cherokee Village for seven years. Prior to moving there they lived in Arlington Heights, Ill., for 31 years.Gene is a retired steel salesman. Barbara worked for a school district...
Christmas lessons from a child (12/19/01)
Erin was only 5 when she helped me with the Christmas gift for her little brother, Pete. Pete's gift was a hobby horse, one of those plastic horses suspended by springs from a metal pole frame. This particular hobby horse had seen better days. It had been donated to the church nursery long before when discarded by some parents whose child had outgrown it. ...
View From The Fence (12/19/01)
A Martha Stewart Christmas Christmas is almost here and I haven't finished half of what I wanted to do for the holidays. Where does the time go? It seems like only yesterday I was broiling in the summer heat.I watched all the neat shows on HGTV on how to make homemade gifts and decorations and said to myself, "I can do that." Homemade candy -- no problem. ...
A Girl On A Mission (12/19/01)
Christmas of 1993 is a cherished memory for me of what the spirit of the holiday season truly is all about. At that time I was living in Florida and working at a title company. Like most places of employment it was a tradition for the office employees to have a party and exchange gifts...
A Girl On A Mission (12/19/01)
Christmas of 1993 is a cherished memory for me of what the spirit of the holiday season truly is all about. At that time I was living in Florida and working at a title company. Like most places of employment it was a tradition for the office employees to have a party and exchange gifts...
Christmas lessons from a child (12/19/01)
Erin was only 5 when she helped me with the Christmas gift for her little brother, Pete. Pete's gift was a hobby horse, one of those plastic horses suspended by springs from a metal pole frame. This particular hobby horse had seen better days. It had been donated to the church nursery long before when discarded by some parents whose child had outgrown it. ...
View From The Fence (12/19/01)
A Martha Stewart Christmas Christmas is almost here and I haven't finished half of what I wanted to do for the holidays. Where does the time go? It seems like only yesterday I was broiling in the summer heat.I watched all the neat shows on HGTV on how to make homemade gifts and decorations and said to myself, "I can do that." Homemade candy -- no problem. ...