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Stories from Tuesday, March 5, 2002

Honor Choir students go to Evangelst (03/05/02)
THAYER -- Seven Thayer Elementary School music students were selected and participated in the South Central Missouri Elementary Honor Choir at Evangel University on Feb. 2.Thayer Elementary Choir Director Patti Kelly said Honor Choir is a unique opportunity for the students to sing with others who share the same enthusiasm for vocal music. "There were 350 students from 37 schools representing some of the finest voices from throughout the state," she said...
Tek Shop opens in Thayer (03/05/02)
THAYER -- The Tek Shop, a full-service Internet access provider and computer sales and service center, opened in the Country Mart Center in Thayer in February. Owners Jim and Kim Hart celebrated their ribbon cutting with other members of the Thayer Chamber of Commerce Feb. 27...
Names, history, pictures needed (03/05/02)
In the year 1900, Izard County consisted of 94 school districts according to the county treasurer records which distributed funds to each school. By 1903, a few of these school districts began closing or defaulting. According to censuses, the county population peaked in 1910 with 14,561 persons enumerated. ...
Sharp names head of 9-1-1 (03/05/02)
A committee formed to hire a permanent 9-1-1 coordinator met March 1 and formally offered the job to Debby Wells.Wells is a former dispatcher for Cherokee Village SID security and a current part-time dispatcher for the Sharp County Sheriff's Department...
Chamber hears about Salem 'wish child' (03/05/02)
Salem Chamber of Commerce met Feb. 27 with guest speaker Susan Collins of Make A Wish Foundation in Little Rock, who spoke about a "wish child" in Salem whose prognosis is grim. Collins said there is a need for the public to donate money and time to the organization for children faced with illness, according to Hans Oliver, president of the chamber...
Viola reopens county library (03/05/02)
The Fulton County Library Board has announced the reopening of the Viola Public Library March 4. The library's new business hours are from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. The Viola Library is located next door to the Senior Citizen's Center at the Viola Fire Station. The library is staffed by Terry Wineland who encouraged the residents of Viola to visit the library...
Salem applies for improvement loan (03/05/02)
The city of Salem has moved a step closer to obtaining a loan for improvements to City Hall. Mayor Gary Clayton announced at the city council meeting Feb. 28 he has completed paperwork for an environmental assessment and sent it to the state clearing house, which is required before obtaining an Amendment 78 loan...
Drug search turns up snakes (03/05/02)
Law enforcement officers faced uncaged snakes during a search and seizure of one of two Fulton County residences on Feb. 26. Two Fulton County residents were being held by authorities in Mississippi awaiting extradition to Fulton County to face felony drug charges while a safety team from Little Rock was dispatched to their residences in Sturkie and Salem to clean up hazardous items used for manufacturing methamphetamine...
READ ACROSS AMERICA (03/05/02)
Mammoth Spring School students recently observed Read Across America. Kaleb Smith served as the Cat in the Hat and passed out bookmarks to elementary students. High school students read to the elementary students, and each high school student received a paperback as part of the Wal-Mart grant. At certain times during the day March 1 students received the announcement to "Drop Everything and Read" and at that time all students and teachers stopped what they were doing and read...
Bend suit dropped (03/05/02)
A lawsuit filed against the city of Horseshoe Bend and others has come to a halt, and depositions which were scheduled in Horseshoe Bend City Hall on March 18 have been cancelled, according to documents filed Feb. 20 in the U.S. District Court. The federal case brought against the city by Ruth and Arlon Parks was administratively closed after a letter was submitted by their attorney...
Thayer receives USDA grant (03/05/02)
THAYER -- A water line will be extended in the Thayer Industrial Park thanks to a Rural Business Enterprise grant the city has received from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The extension of the water line will fill the needs of the Oregon County Recycling Center that serves the 9,479 residents of Oregon County. Some of the grant funds will also be used to pave the street at the center, Holmes Road...
Ream receives Rotary award (03/05/02)
THAYER -- A special presentation of the esteemed Paul Harris Fellow Award was made on behalf and in honor of long-time Rotarian R.R. Ream who passed away earlier this year to Rotarian Pam Ream, his daughter-in-law. Norma Pace read a biography of Dr. ...
Robbery attempted at Thayer business (03/05/02)
A Melbourne, Ark. man has been charged with felony attempted armed robbery after he allegedly threatened an employee at Thayer Fuel Center. William. K. Frey, 41, was arrested and taken to the Thayer jail last week from Izard County, Ark. His bond was set at $10,000...
Officers get their man after chase (03/05/02)
OREGON COUNTY - A West Plains man is in the Oregon County Jail after leading officers on a chase and damaging a patrol car. According to Alton Police Chief Mike Barton, Junior Lee Caughorn was arrested March 1 at 11:25 p.m. and charged with class A felony of assault on a law enforcement officer in the first degree; a class D felony of property damage; a class D felony of leaving the scene of an accident; DWI; failure to yield to an emergency vehicle and numerous other traffic violations. ...
Spikes end car chase (03/05/02)
A high speed chase Feb. 25 involving a Thayer man, several law enforcement agencies and three roadblocks lasted almost an hour, covering 41 miles in two states. Mammoth Spring Police Chief Michael Davis attempted to stop a 1989 Chevrolet Beretta driven by Randall Komm, 41, on Highway 9 in Mammoth Spring after Davis observed Komm crossing the center line several times. ...
Community ideas and input are needed for tourism plan (03/05/02)
OREGON COUNTY -- What are the attractions in Oregon County? Do area residents know of historical events, sites and people that could become an attraction? How should tourism be organized, promoted and supported? What does the county want to gain from tourism? How do we propose it work? Community input and ideas on tourism are needed...
Chamber hears about Salem 'wish child' (03/05/02)
Salem Chamber of Commerce met Feb. 27 with guest speaker Susan Collins of Make A Wish Foundation in Little Rock, who spoke about a "wish child" in Salem whose prognosis is grim. Collins said there is a need for the public to donate money and time to the organization for children faced with illness, according to Hans Oliver, president of the chamber...
Tek Shop opens in Thayer (03/05/02)
THAYER -- The Tek Shop, a full-service Internet access provider and computer sales and service center, opened in the Country Mart Center in Thayer in February. Owners Jim and Kim Hart celebrated their ribbon cutting with other members of the Thayer Chamber of Commerce Feb. 27...
Honor Choir students go to Evangelst (03/05/02)
THAYER -- Seven Thayer Elementary School music students were selected and participated in the South Central Missouri Elementary Honor Choir at Evangel University on Feb. 2.Thayer Elementary Choir Director Patti Kelly said Honor Choir is a unique opportunity for the students to sing with others who share the same enthusiasm for vocal music. "There were 350 students from 37 schools representing some of the finest voices from throughout the state," she said...
Drug search turns up snakes (03/05/02)
Law enforcement officers faced uncaged snakes during a search and seizure of one of two Fulton County residences on Feb. 26. Two Fulton County residents were being held by authorities in Mississippi awaiting extradition to Fulton County to face felony drug charges while a safety team from Little Rock was dispatched to their residences in Sturkie and Salem to clean up hazardous items used for manufacturing methamphetamine...
Salem applies for improvement loan (03/05/02)
The city of Salem has moved a step closer to obtaining a loan for improvements to City Hall. Mayor Gary Clayton announced at the city council meeting Feb. 28 he has completed paperwork for an environmental assessment and sent it to the state clearing house, which is required before obtaining an Amendment 78 loan...
Sharp names head of 9-1-1 (03/05/02)
A committee formed to hire a permanent 9-1-1 coordinator met March 1 and formally offered the job to Debby Wells.Wells is a former dispatcher for Cherokee Village SID security and a current part-time dispatcher for the Sharp County Sheriff's Department...
Viola reopens county library (03/05/02)
The Fulton County Library Board has announced the reopening of the Viola Public Library March 4. The library's new business hours are from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. The Viola Library is located next door to the Senior Citizen's Center at the Viola Fire Station. The library is staffed by Terry Wineland who encouraged the residents of Viola to visit the library...
Ream receives Rotary award (03/05/02)
THAYER -- A special presentation of the esteemed Paul Harris Fellow Award was made on behalf and in honor of long-time Rotarian R.R. Ream who passed away earlier this year to Rotarian Pam Ream, his daughter-in-law. Norma Pace read a biography of Dr. ...
Robbery attempted at Thayer business (03/05/02)
A Melbourne, Ark. man has been charged with felony attempted armed robbery after he allegedly threatened an employee at Thayer Fuel Center. William. K. Frey, 41, was arrested and taken to the Thayer jail last week from Izard County, Ark. His bond was set at $10,000...
Community ideas and input are needed for tourism plan (03/05/02)
OREGON COUNTY -- What are the attractions in Oregon County? Do area residents know of historical events, sites and people that could become an attraction? How should tourism be organized, promoted and supported? What does the county want to gain from tourism? How do we propose it work? Community input and ideas on tourism are needed...
Officers get their man after chase (03/05/02)
OREGON COUNTY - A West Plains man is in the Oregon County Jail after leading officers on a chase and damaging a patrol car. According to Alton Police Chief Mike Barton, Junior Lee Caughorn was arrested March 1 at 11:25 p.m. and charged with class A felony of assault on a law enforcement officer in the first degree; a class D felony of property damage; a class D felony of leaving the scene of an accident; DWI; failure to yield to an emergency vehicle and numerous other traffic violations. ...
Spikes end car chase (03/05/02)
A high speed chase Feb. 25 involving a Thayer man, several law enforcement agencies and three roadblocks lasted almost an hour, covering 41 miles in two states. Mammoth Spring Police Chief Michael Davis attempted to stop a 1989 Chevrolet Beretta driven by Randall Komm, 41, on Highway 9 in Mammoth Spring after Davis observed Komm crossing the center line several times. ...
Bend suit dropped (03/05/02)
A lawsuit filed against the city of Horseshoe Bend and others has come to a halt, and depositions which were scheduled in Horseshoe Bend City Hall on March 18 have been cancelled, according to documents filed Feb. 20 in the U.S. District Court. The federal case brought against the city by Ruth and Arlon Parks was administratively closed after a letter was submitted by their attorney...
Names, history, pictures needed (03/05/02)
In the year 1900, Izard County consisted of 94 school districts according to the county treasurer records which distributed funds to each school. By 1903, a few of these school districts began closing or defaulting. According to censuses, the county population peaked in 1910 with 14,561 persons enumerated. ...
READ ACROSS AMERICA (03/05/02)
Mammoth Spring School students recently observed Read Across America. Kaleb Smith served as the Cat in the Hat and passed out bookmarks to elementary students. High school students read to the elementary students, and each high school student received a paperback as part of the Wal-Mart grant. At certain times during the day March 1 students received the announcement to "Drop Everything and Read" and at that time all students and teachers stopped what they were doing and read...
Thayer receives USDA grant (03/05/02)
THAYER -- A water line will be extended in the Thayer Industrial Park thanks to a Rural Business Enterprise grant the city has received from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The extension of the water line will fill the needs of the Oregon County Recycling Center that serves the 9,479 residents of Oregon County. Some of the grant funds will also be used to pave the street at the center, Holmes Road...
Lady Bluebirds end season with loss to Guy-Perkins in state playoffs (03/05/02)
Katie Caraway ended her illustrious career at Mt. Pleasant as the Lady Bluebirds were ousted at Pine Bluff by the defending Class A State Champions, the Guy-Perkins Lady Thunderbirds. Mt. Pleasant wound up facing Guy-Perkins after eliminating Saratoga, the first round opponent on Tuesday...
Longhorns headed to finals (03/05/02)
The Viola Longhorns put together a dream run through the State Class A Tournament and now head back to Pine Bluff this Saturday for a chance at a state championship, something the Viola Longhorns have not had since 1957. The Longhorns stumbled out of the district and regional tournament as runner-up to Rural Special, a team they had dominated in regular season. But the state tournament is a new season altogether...
Bearkatz finish year at 38-4 (03/05/02)
The Melbourne Bearkatz have been on a tournament collecting spree in recent weeks. The Bearkatz' collection started with the district title, followed by the Class AA Region 3 crown. Next on the list for Melbourne: the biggest one of all- the state title...
Lady Bluebirds end season with loss to Guy-Perkins in state playoffs (03/05/02)
Katie Caraway ended her illustrious career at Mt. Pleasant as the Lady Bluebirds were ousted at Pine Bluff by the defending Class A State Champions, the Guy-Perkins Lady Thunderbirds. Mt. Pleasant wound up facing Guy-Perkins after eliminating Saratoga, the first round opponent on Tuesday...
Bearkatz finish year at 38-4 (03/05/02)
The Melbourne Bearkatz have been on a tournament collecting spree in recent weeks. The Bearkatz' collection started with the district title, followed by the Class AA Region 3 crown. Next on the list for Melbourne: the biggest one of all- the state title...
Longhorns headed to finals (03/05/02)
The Viola Longhorns put together a dream run through the State Class A Tournament and now head back to Pine Bluff this Saturday for a chance at a state championship, something the Viola Longhorns have not had since 1957. The Longhorns stumbled out of the district and regional tournament as runner-up to Rural Special, a team they had dominated in regular season. But the state tournament is a new season altogether...
Animal Rights hurts Missouri (03/05/02)
The animal rights movement is working in Jefferson City to undermine not only agriculture but the ownership of pets as well. For years, the animal rights movement has tried to pass difficult pieces of legislation that would hinder production of agricultural products and the pet industry in the state of Missouri. Many of us from rural Missouri have put a stop to this dangerous legislation in the past and will do it again this year,...
View From The Fence (03/05/02)
There's something about being up at 3 a.m. with a small baby that helps you put life into perspective.This past weekend I had the opportunity to baby-sit my four-month-old great-niece. It's been 13 years since I had a small baby, so I was a little out of practice. But changing diapers is like riding a bicycle -- it's something you never forget. I gave her bottles, rocked her and played with her...
From my Front Porch (03/05/02)
One down and six to go My husband and I just barely survived our first full year with a teenage daughter. It had almost gotten to the point where we were considering finding someplace to send her for the next six or seven years. If such a place does not exist, it is certainly not because of a lack of demand, just incentive. There probably isn't enough money in the world for anyone to dare build such a facility...
Boldly Going Nowhere (03/05/02)
One of my fellow University of Minnesota Alumni Association members, Tom Burnett, class of '86, was recently thrust into the face of danger and became a national hero. According to his friends and family, Tom was always a take-charge sort of guy. At 6-2 and 205 pounds, he had been the quarterback and leader of his high school football team in Bloomington, Minn. In 2001, at age 38, he was the senior vice president of a medical research company in California. ...
Boldly Going Nowhere (03/05/02)
One of my fellow University of Minnesota Alumni Association members, Tom Burnett, class of '86, was recently thrust into the face of danger and became a national hero. According to his friends and family, Tom was always a take-charge sort of guy. At 6-2 and 205 pounds, he had been the quarterback and leader of his high school football team in Bloomington, Minn. In 2001, at age 38, he was the senior vice president of a medical research company in California. ...
From my Front Porch (03/05/02)
One down and six to go My husband and I just barely survived our first full year with a teenage daughter. It had almost gotten to the point where we were considering finding someplace to send her for the next six or seven years. If such a place does not exist, it is certainly not because of a lack of demand, just incentive. There probably isn't enough money in the world for anyone to dare build such a facility...
Animal Rights hurts Missouri (03/05/02)
The animal rights movement is working in Jefferson City to undermine not only agriculture but the ownership of pets as well. For years, the animal rights movement has tried to pass difficult pieces of legislation that would hinder production of agricultural products and the pet industry in the state of Missouri. Many of us from rural Missouri have put a stop to this dangerous legislation in the past and will do it again this year,...
View From The Fence (03/05/02)
There's something about being up at 3 a.m. with a small baby that helps you put life into perspective.This past weekend I had the opportunity to baby-sit my four-month-old great-niece. It's been 13 years since I had a small baby, so I was a little out of practice. But changing diapers is like riding a bicycle -- it's something you never forget. I gave her bottles, rocked her and played with her...