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Stories from Thursday, February 28, 2002

Ash Flat considers relocation request from Sharp library (02/28/02)
The city of Ash Flat agreed at its Feb. 18 meeting to check out possible locations for a county or city library. Betty Martin with the Sharp County Library Board spoke to the council asking it to provide a rent-free facility to house a library. Martin said the controversy involving the county library in Hardy might mean the facility would have to be moved and she said she thought Ash Flat would be an ideal location...
Blaze burns two Salem businesses (02/28/02)
Heat exhaustion, smoke inhalation, hot spots and a man sleeping in a lower back apartment were forces firefighters had to battle against at an apartment complex blaze on Church Street in Salem Feb. 23. The Salem Fire Department responded to the emergency call and upon arrival the fire was in the bottom center and upper level of the complex. Bystanders at the scene alerted firemen that a man in one of the apartments was probably asleep...
Bend preacher ordered to remove church sign (02/28/02)
A disabled Horseshoe Bend resident appeared in Horseshoe Bend City Court Feb.19 where Judge Dwayne Plumlee ordered him to remove a sign advertising his church from his front yard by Feb. 22 or face possible jail time and fines. Just hours before his court appearance Daniel Grover maintained that his constitutional rights are being violated. ...
Horseshoe Bend denies request for land purchase (02/28/02)
The Horseshoe Bend City Council agreed unanimously Feb. 18 to deny the request of an area resident to purchase land after Mayor Bob Spear said he had received a petition from approximately 50 residents opposing the sale of a parcel of land in Crown Addition marked as a park...
Ash Flat considers relocation request from Sharp library (02/28/02)
The city of Ash Flat agreed at its Feb. 18 meeting to check out possible locations for a county or city library. Betty Martin with the Sharp County Library Board spoke to the council asking it to provide a rent-free facility to house a library. Martin said the controversy involving the county library in Hardy might mean the facility would have to be moved and she said she thought Ash Flat would be an ideal location...
Bend preacher ordered to remove church sign (02/28/02)
A disabled Horseshoe Bend resident appeared in Horseshoe Bend City Court Feb.19 where Judge Dwayne Plumlee ordered him to remove a sign advertising his church from his front yard by Feb. 22 or face possible jail time and fines. Just hours before his court appearance Daniel Grover maintained that his constitutional rights are being violated. ...
Horseshoe Bend denies request for land purchase (02/28/02)
The Horseshoe Bend City Council agreed unanimously Feb. 18 to deny the request of an area resident to purchase land after Mayor Bob Spear said he had received a petition from approximately 50 residents opposing the sale of a parcel of land in Crown Addition marked as a park...
Blaze burns two Salem businesses (02/28/02)
Heat exhaustion, smoke inhalation, hot spots and a man sleeping in a lower back apartment were forces firefighters had to battle against at an apartment complex blaze on Church Street in Salem Feb. 23. The Salem Fire Department responded to the emergency call and upon arrival the fire was in the bottom center and upper level of the complex. Bystanders at the scene alerted firemen that a man in one of the apartments was probably asleep...
Community Chorus to begin new season (02/28/02)
The Cherokee Village Community Chorus will begin its 2002 season on March 5 at Omaha Center. Some 65 members are expected to begin practicing for the spring concert scheduled for May 5.Music for this concert will include a mixture of sacred and secular selections. ...
Community Chorus to begin new season (02/28/02)
The Cherokee Village Community Chorus will begin its 2002 season on March 5 at Omaha Center. Some 65 members are expected to begin practicing for the spring concert scheduled for May 5.Music for this concert will include a mixture of sacred and secular selections. ...
Lady Bluebirds, Longhorns headed to state (02/28/02)
The Mt. Pleasant Lady Bluebirds continued their streak of appearing in post-season play on the state level by capturing the Region 2A Championship at Sulphur Rock last Saturday night, earning them a trip to Pine Bluff. And the Viola Longhorns met their old conference foe Rural Special in a rematch of the district tournament finals, and the outcome was pretty much the same, with the Rebels taking top honors. ...
Melbourne takes regional title (02/28/02)
The Melbourne Bearkatz have been on a roll lately.In addition to sweeping through conference play without breaking a sweat, the Bearkatz also claimed the district tournament two weeks ago.Fast forward to Feb. 23 and we find the Bearkatz in another tournament final, this one for the Class AA Region 3 title.The Bearkatz found themselves matched up with a familiar foe, the Mammoth Spring Bears.Meeting for the fifth time time this year, and the second time in a week, Mammoth Spring carried an 0-4 record against Melbourne into the championship round.Make it 0-5 on the year as the Bears fell 62-53 giving Melbourne the regional title.Junior Chad Milligan got the Bearkatz on the board with a conventional 3-point play to open the game.Senior Bearkat Patrick Davidson built the Melbourne lead to 7-3 as he turned a fast break into a 2-handed slam dunk.The Bears answered quickly on a long 3-pointer by senior Derek Todd to pull Mammoth Spring within 1, at 7-6, midway into the first period.The frantic pace continued through the end of the period as the Bearkatz used a pair of late buckets to lead 19-17 at the first period's end.The tempo slowed a bit in the second frame as Melbourne remained in front 31-21 at the 1:30 mark on a pullup jumper by junior Jordan Davidson.The frame ended on a positive note for the Bears as sophomore Seth Risner canned a trey with 30 seconds left to pull Mammoth Spring within 6, at 31-24.The third period belonged to Bearkat Patrick Davidson.Davidson posted 13 of his game high 27 points in the third as Melbourne held a 12-point advantage, 43-31 at the 3:19 mark.The Bears went on a mini-run of 11-5 behind senior Derek Todd to narrow the gap to 48-42 at the end of three.Mammoth Spring could not carry this momentum into the last period as the Bearkat advantage expanded back to 10 points en route to the 62-53 regional tournament crown.Both teams will next play in the state tournament pool.. ...
Lady 'Roos outjump Lady Bearkatz (02/28/02)
The Melbourne Lady Bearkatz opened play in the Class AA Region 3 Tournament against the Newark Lady Kangaroos on Feb. 21.The Lady Kangaroos used strong perimeter play to defeat the Lady Bearkatz 63-45."We knew they were a good team coming in," said Lady Bearkatz Head Coach Kelly Rush. ...
Cougars corral Mustangs (02/28/02)
A tight first half broke open in the third period as the ICC Cougars knocked off the Midland Mustangs 67-51 in the Class AA Region 3 Tournament on Feb. 21.The Mustangs led 13-11 after the first period behind the outside shooting of senior Kyle Bennett.ICC responded in the second frame by working the ball inside the paint with senior Shane Irgens and sophomore Rex Burrow.The Cougars ended a first half that saw a total of 11 lead changes when sophomore Allen Roberts converted on an old-fashioned 3-point play to take a 33-32 lead to the half.The Cougar defense turned up the heat in the third, holding the Mustangs to 6 points in the period. ...
Cougars corral Mustangs (02/28/02)
A tight first half broke open in the third period as the ICC Cougars knocked off the Midland Mustangs 67-51 in the Class AA Region 3 Tournament on Feb. 21.The Mustangs led 13-11 after the first period behind the outside shooting of senior Kyle Bennett.ICC responded in the second frame by working the ball inside the paint with senior Shane Irgens and sophomore Rex Burrow.The Cougars ended a first half that saw a total of 11 lead changes when sophomore Allen Roberts converted on an old-fashioned 3-point play to take a 33-32 lead to the half.The Cougar defense turned up the heat in the third, holding the Mustangs to 6 points in the period. ...
Lady 'Roos outjump Lady Bearkatz (02/28/02)
The Melbourne Lady Bearkatz opened play in the Class AA Region 3 Tournament against the Newark Lady Kangaroos on Feb. 21.The Lady Kangaroos used strong perimeter play to defeat the Lady Bearkatz 63-45."We knew they were a good team coming in," said Lady Bearkatz Head Coach Kelly Rush. ...
Melbourne takes regional title (02/28/02)
The Melbourne Bearkatz have been on a roll lately.In addition to sweeping through conference play without breaking a sweat, the Bearkatz also claimed the district tournament two weeks ago.Fast forward to Feb. 23 and we find the Bearkatz in another tournament final, this one for the Class AA Region 3 title.The Bearkatz found themselves matched up with a familiar foe, the Mammoth Spring Bears.Meeting for the fifth time time this year, and the second time in a week, Mammoth Spring carried an 0-4 record against Melbourne into the championship round.Make it 0-5 on the year as the Bears fell 62-53 giving Melbourne the regional title.Junior Chad Milligan got the Bearkatz on the board with a conventional 3-point play to open the game.Senior Bearkat Patrick Davidson built the Melbourne lead to 7-3 as he turned a fast break into a 2-handed slam dunk.The Bears answered quickly on a long 3-pointer by senior Derek Todd to pull Mammoth Spring within 1, at 7-6, midway into the first period.The frantic pace continued through the end of the period as the Bearkatz used a pair of late buckets to lead 19-17 at the first period's end.The tempo slowed a bit in the second frame as Melbourne remained in front 31-21 at the 1:30 mark on a pullup jumper by junior Jordan Davidson.The frame ended on a positive note for the Bears as sophomore Seth Risner canned a trey with 30 seconds left to pull Mammoth Spring within 6, at 31-24.The third period belonged to Bearkat Patrick Davidson.Davidson posted 13 of his game high 27 points in the third as Melbourne held a 12-point advantage, 43-31 at the 3:19 mark.The Bears went on a mini-run of 11-5 behind senior Derek Todd to narrow the gap to 48-42 at the end of three.Mammoth Spring could not carry this momentum into the last period as the Bearkat advantage expanded back to 10 points en route to the 62-53 regional tournament crown.Both teams will next play in the state tournament pool.. ...
Lady Bluebirds, Longhorns headed to state (02/28/02)
The Mt. Pleasant Lady Bluebirds continued their streak of appearing in post-season play on the state level by capturing the Region 2A Championship at Sulphur Rock last Saturday night, earning them a trip to Pine Bluff. And the Viola Longhorns met their old conference foe Rural Special in a rematch of the district tournament finals, and the outcome was pretty much the same, with the Rebels taking top honors. ...
Evelyn Miller (02/28/02)
Evelyn R. Miller, 75, of Hardy, died Feb. 22, 2002, at Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Ash Flat.The oldest daughter of J. Earl and Ella Funk Wible, she was born July 7, 1926, in Oregon, Ill. She was employed as an executive secretary for Kable Printing Company in Mt. ...
Evelyn Miller (02/28/02)
Evelyn R. Miller, 75, of Hardy, died Feb. 22, 2002, at Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Ash Flat.The oldest daughter of J. Earl and Ella Funk Wible, she was born July 7, 1926, in Oregon, Ill. She was employed as an executive secretary for Kable Printing Company in Mt. ...
Colten Melvin Dale Gann (02/28/02)
Angel and Melvin D. Gann Jr. have announced the birth of their son, Colten Melvin Dale Gann, on Feb. 19, 2002, at 8:09 a.m. at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces and was 20 inches long. He was welcomed by siblings, Whitney, 4, and Dylan McDaniel, 2.His grandparents are Melvin D. Gann Sr. and May Gann of Mammoth Spring...
Colten Melvin Dale Gann (02/28/02)
Angel and Melvin D. Gann Jr. have announced the birth of their son, Colten Melvin Dale Gann, on Feb. 19, 2002, at 8:09 a.m. at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces and was 20 inches long. He was welcomed by siblings, Whitney, 4, and Dylan McDaniel, 2.His grandparents are Melvin D. Gann Sr. and May Gann of Mammoth Spring...
Hawk, Herron exchange vows (02/28/02)
Michele Lynn Hawk and Ronnie Lee Herron, both of Franklin, exchanged vows Feb. 4 in an evening ceremony at Franklin Baptist Church. The bride is the daughter of Janet and J.B. Standridge of Bull Shoals and Rex and Judy Buck of Ellis Grove, Ill. The groom is the son of James and Mearlie Herron of Luxora...
Hawk, Herron exchange vows (02/28/02)
Michele Lynn Hawk and Ronnie Lee Herron, both of Franklin, exchanged vows Feb. 4 in an evening ceremony at Franklin Baptist Church. The bride is the daughter of Janet and J.B. Standridge of Bull Shoals and Rex and Judy Buck of Ellis Grove, Ill. The groom is the son of James and Mearlie Herron of Luxora...
Bradley, Nelson plan March nuptials (02/28/02)
Misty Dawn Bradley and Justin Howard Nelson both of Shawnee, Kan., will exchange wedding vows at 4 p.m. March 16 at Freewill Baptist Church in Thayer.The bride-elect is the daughter of Charles and Kay Bradley of Thayer. The prospective groom is the son of Ken and Suzanne Nelson also of Thayer.All friends and relatives are invited to attend...
Bradley, Nelson plan March nuptials (02/28/02)
Misty Dawn Bradley and Justin Howard Nelson both of Shawnee, Kan., will exchange wedding vows at 4 p.m. March 16 at Freewill Baptist Church in Thayer.The bride-elect is the daughter of Charles and Kay Bradley of Thayer. The prospective groom is the son of Ken and Suzanne Nelson also of Thayer.All friends and relatives are invited to attend...
Boldly Going Nowhere (02/28/02)
The Downfall of Civilization Rollerball was a futuristic movie made in 1975 that had multiple layers of deep meaning far beyond the brutal sport it portrayed. It depicted a future, supposedly the year A.D. 2018, in which global corporations rule the world. Countries no longer exist. The sport of Rollerball was designed by the corporations to defeat individuality...
A Girl On A Mission (02/28/02)
This past Monday did not start out pleasant; I awoke at 3 a.m. to a son who was heaving and left a trail from his bed all the way to the bathroom. To make matters worse, I jumped out of bed barefoot to check on him and felt an unpleasant sensation on my feet. It wasn't pretty...
A Girl On A Mission (02/28/02)
This past Monday did not start out pleasant; I awoke at 3 a.m. to a son who was heaving and left a trail from his bed all the way to the bathroom. To make matters worse, I jumped out of bed barefoot to check on him and felt an unpleasant sensation on my feet. It wasn't pretty...
Boldly Going Nowhere (02/28/02)
The Downfall of Civilization Rollerball was a futuristic movie made in 1975 that had multiple layers of deep meaning far beyond the brutal sport it portrayed. It depicted a future, supposedly the year A.D. 2018, in which global corporations rule the world. Countries no longer exist. The sport of Rollerball was designed by the corporations to defeat individuality...