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Stories from Wednesday, April 3, 2002

Arrest made in Thayer robbery (04/03/02)
THAYER -- An anonymous tip led Oregon County Sheriff Tim Ward and chief deputy Eric King to a teen-ager suspected of robbing the Ray-Noble Package Store March 25. A 16-year-old juvenile from Essex, Ill., was taken into custody by the officers without incident March 26 at 12:55 p.m. The suspect's name has not been released because he is a minor...
Thayer cleanup starts soon (04/03/02)
THAYER -- Clean Up, Paint Up, and Fix Up week in Thayer has been designated to begin April 19. The Thayer City Council and local fire department ask that every citizen and property owner in the city limits as well as all civic clubs, schools, churches, scout groups and all other organizations to take an active part in this program to help create a healthful and cleaner appearance in the community. This will include the business section as well as the residential sections of the city...
Fulton health coalition to meet each month (04/03/02)
The Fulton County Hometown Health Coalition will meet the first Thursday of each month at noon in the NAEC Orange Room. The next meeting is April. All coalition members and interested persons are invited to attend. Bring your own brown bag lunch. Topics to be discussed include Relay for Life, Tar Wars, and annual review of activities...
Berry: drug pricing is a crime (04/03/02)
Drug companies are robbers and thieves, according to 1st District Rep. Marion Berry. The congressman spoke to a small group of mostly elderly residents at the Hardy Senior Citizens Center March 28. "Basically, the drug companies in this country have a monopoly," he said. "When you take advantage of people who are sick and depend on drugs to live, and you go way beyond what is necessary to make a profit, you're cheating and stealing. You don't have to have a gun to be a robber."...
Lincoln tours Boeing (04/03/02)
U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln met with officials and employees of Boeing at the Melbourne plant April 1. The plant has made cutbacks and laid off 30 employees since the terrorist attack Sept. 11. Lincoln was given a tour of the plant by John Frazier Sr., plant manager. She questioned officials at Boeing and asked if the state could help in any way with their dilemma...
FIRST PLACE (04/03/02)
The Couch FFA Scrapbook recently placed first in Area 10 competition. The scrapbook is a compilation of pictures of FFA activities and news articles of FFA events that have taken place throughout the year. It was put together by FFA Historian Tiffany Murdock and Reporters Kim Bray and Ashley Hensley. ...
Company to help Salem collect fines (04/03/02)
A private company that can help the city and the county collect outstanding fines totaling about $175,000 recently met with Salem Police Chief Albert Roork, Fulton Sheriff Lloyd Martz and District Judge Jim Short, Roork told city council members at their meeting March 28...
Land commissioner sells 51 lots in Bend (04/03/02)
The MRID Commissioners met March 25 at the Horseshoe Bend City Council chambers and announced the sale of 51 lots by the State Land Commissioner. The pro shop reported 1,042 rounds of golf for February. The golf course was closed five days in February due to inclement weather. ...
Cantrell joins Fulton Sheriff's Office (04/03/02)
A new officer has volunteered his services at the Fulton County Sheriff's Office. James Cantrell of Salem completed 130 hours of training at the Auxiliary Part-Time II School in Baxter County March 21. Regulations of the part time position require a working week of less than 20 hours...
Radio auction raises $9,500 (04/03/02)
The 2002 Salem Chamber of Commerce Annual Radio Auction proceeds totaled around $9,500, Hans Oliver, chamber president said. Oliver said the auction is the main fund-raiser of the year. The event was held the week of March 25. The money from the donated items is used to help support the local economy and to help increase community spirit...
Economic Developer job filled in Oregon County (04/03/02)
OREGON COUNTY -- The Oregon County Economic Development Board has hired Will Ingram as the new Oregon County Economic Developer. Ingram fills the position that was vacated by Heather Fisher. The board advertised for the position and received 15 resumes. ...
Pot found in Izard drug bust (04/03/02)
A search and seizure of a residence in Izard County led by the 16th Judicial Drug Task Force produced more than 2 pounds of suspected marijuana, items of drug paraphernalia and a large amount of United States currency. Officers from the Izard County Sheriff's Department, Arkansas Department of Community Punishment and investigators from the drug task force traveled to the Luke Teague residence near Calico Rock...
Pot found in Izard drug bust (04/03/02)
A search and seizure of a residence in Izard County led by the 16th Judicial Drug Task Force produced more than 2 pounds of suspected marijuana, items of drug paraphernalia and a large amount of United States currency. Officers from the Izard County Sheriff's Department, Arkansas Department of Community Punishment and investigators from the drug task force traveled to the Luke Teague residence near Calico Rock...
Thayer cleanup starts soon (04/03/02)
THAYER -- Clean Up, Paint Up, and Fix Up week in Thayer has been designated to begin April 19. The Thayer City Council and local fire department ask that every citizen and property owner in the city limits as well as all civic clubs, schools, churches, scout groups and all other organizations to take an active part in this program to help create a healthful and cleaner appearance in the community. This will include the business section as well as the residential sections of the city...
Fulton health coalition to meet each month (04/03/02)
The Fulton County Hometown Health Coalition will meet the first Thursday of each month at noon in the NAEC Orange Room. The next meeting is April. All coalition members and interested persons are invited to attend. Bring your own brown bag lunch. Topics to be discussed include Relay for Life, Tar Wars, and annual review of activities...
Berry: drug pricing is a crime (04/03/02)
Drug companies are robbers and thieves, according to 1st District Rep. Marion Berry. The congressman spoke to a small group of mostly elderly residents at the Hardy Senior Citizens Center March 28. "Basically, the drug companies in this country have a monopoly," he said. "When you take advantage of people who are sick and depend on drugs to live, and you go way beyond what is necessary to make a profit, you're cheating and stealing. You don't have to have a gun to be a robber."...
Lincoln tours Boeing (04/03/02)
U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln met with officials and employees of Boeing at the Melbourne plant April 1. The plant has made cutbacks and laid off 30 employees since the terrorist attack Sept. 11. Lincoln was given a tour of the plant by John Frazier Sr., plant manager. She questioned officials at Boeing and asked if the state could help in any way with their dilemma...
FIRST PLACE (04/03/02)
The Couch FFA Scrapbook recently placed first in Area 10 competition. The scrapbook is a compilation of pictures of FFA activities and news articles of FFA events that have taken place throughout the year. It was put together by FFA Historian Tiffany Murdock and Reporters Kim Bray and Ashley Hensley. ...
Radio auction raises $9,500 (04/03/02)
The 2002 Salem Chamber of Commerce Annual Radio Auction proceeds totaled around $9,500, Hans Oliver, chamber president said. Oliver said the auction is the main fund-raiser of the year. The event was held the week of March 25. The money from the donated items is used to help support the local economy and to help increase community spirit...
Economic Developer job filled in Oregon County (04/03/02)
OREGON COUNTY -- The Oregon County Economic Development Board has hired Will Ingram as the new Oregon County Economic Developer. Ingram fills the position that was vacated by Heather Fisher. The board advertised for the position and received 15 resumes. ...
Arrest made in Thayer robbery (04/03/02)
THAYER -- An anonymous tip led Oregon County Sheriff Tim Ward and chief deputy Eric King to a teen-ager suspected of robbing the Ray-Noble Package Store March 25. A 16-year-old juvenile from Essex, Ill., was taken into custody by the officers without incident March 26 at 12:55 p.m. The suspect's name has not been released because he is a minor...
Cantrell joins Fulton Sheriff's Office (04/03/02)
A new officer has volunteered his services at the Fulton County Sheriff's Office. James Cantrell of Salem completed 130 hours of training at the Auxiliary Part-Time II School in Baxter County March 21. Regulations of the part time position require a working week of less than 20 hours...
Land commissioner sells 51 lots in Bend (04/03/02)
The MRID Commissioners met March 25 at the Horseshoe Bend City Council chambers and announced the sale of 51 lots by the State Land Commissioner. The pro shop reported 1,042 rounds of golf for February. The golf course was closed five days in February due to inclement weather. ...
Company to help Salem collect fines (04/03/02)
A private company that can help the city and the county collect outstanding fines totaling about $175,000 recently met with Salem Police Chief Albert Roork, Fulton Sheriff Lloyd Martz and District Judge Jim Short, Roork told city council members at their meeting March 28...
Foster graduates from National Guard (04/03/02)
Army National Guard Pfc. Matthew R. Foster has graduated from the wire systems equipment repairer advanced individual training (AIT) course at Fort Gordon in Augusta, Ga.The soldier learned skills and acquired knowledge needed to identify faults, replace, remove and repair parts, rewire equipment, interconnect components and adjust all levels of manual and automatic telephone switchboard equipment and associated wire instruments and assemblies. ...
Bryant joins U.S. Army (04/03/02)
Tiffany A. Bryant has joined the United States Army under the Delayed Entry Program. The program gives young men and women the opportunity to delay entering active duty for up to one year.The enlistment gives the new soldier the option to learn a new skill, travel and become eligible to receive as much as $50,000 toward a college education. ...
Barnes graduates from basic (04/03/02)
Air Force Airman Brett O. Barnes has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. During the six weeks of training, the airman studied the Air Force mission, organization, and customs; performed drill and ceremony marches, and received physical training and special training in human relations.In addition, airmen who complete basic training earn credits toward an associate degree through the Community College of the Air Force.Barnes is the son of Susan Coleman of Horseshoe Bend and Bob Barnes of Franklin.He is a 1999 graduate of Izard County Consolidated High School in Brockwell.. ...
Skelley, Huffman to exchange vows (04/03/02)
Sara Skelley, daughter of David and Emmalea Skelley of Thayer, and Dave Huffman, will unite in marriage at 2 p.m. April 6 at First Baptist Church in Myrtle. A reception will follow the ceremony. All friends and family are invited to attend. The couple will reside in Mexico, Mo., where the prospective groom has been stationed as a Missouri State Highway Patrolman. The bride-elect will attend the Advanced Technology Center...
Barnes graduates from basic (04/03/02)
Air Force Airman Brett O. Barnes has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. During the six weeks of training, the airman studied the Air Force mission, organization, and customs; performed drill and ceremony marches, and received physical training and special training in human relations.In addition, airmen who complete basic training earn credits toward an associate degree through the Community College of the Air Force.Barnes is the son of Susan Coleman of Horseshoe Bend and Bob Barnes of Franklin.He is a 1999 graduate of Izard County Consolidated High School in Brockwell.. ...
Bryant joins U.S. Army (04/03/02)
Tiffany A. Bryant has joined the United States Army under the Delayed Entry Program. The program gives young men and women the opportunity to delay entering active duty for up to one year.The enlistment gives the new soldier the option to learn a new skill, travel and become eligible to receive as much as $50,000 toward a college education. ...
Foster graduates from National Guard (04/03/02)
Army National Guard Pfc. Matthew R. Foster has graduated from the wire systems equipment repairer advanced individual training (AIT) course at Fort Gordon in Augusta, Ga.The soldier learned skills and acquired knowledge needed to identify faults, replace, remove and repair parts, rewire equipment, interconnect components and adjust all levels of manual and automatic telephone switchboard equipment and associated wire instruments and assemblies. ...
Skelley, Huffman to exchange vows (04/03/02)
Sara Skelley, daughter of David and Emmalea Skelley of Thayer, and Dave Huffman, will unite in marriage at 2 p.m. April 6 at First Baptist Church in Myrtle. A reception will follow the ceremony. All friends and family are invited to attend. The couple will reside in Mexico, Mo., where the prospective groom has been stationed as a Missouri State Highway Patrolman. The bride-elect will attend the Advanced Technology Center...
Rod-n-reel roundup (04/03/02)
Despite the rising levels and general murkiness of the water in our area rivers and lakes due to the heavy rains of recent weeks, early fishing season results have not all been bad.Lake ThunderbirdAccording to the Thunderbird Marina, bass fishing has been fairly productive when using large minnows and fishing deep...
Bears take double header from Maynard (04/03/02)
The Mammoth Spring Bears used timely hitting and aggressive base running to sweep the Maynard Tigers in a double header on March 28. In game one, Andrew Burke racked up three hits and four RBIs in leading the Bears to a 10-8 victory. Matt Newman powered the Bears to an 8-2 win in game two by striking out 17 Tigers...
Bears take double header from Maynard (04/03/02)
The Mammoth Spring Bears used timely hitting and aggressive base running to sweep the Maynard Tigers in a double header on March 28. In game one, Andrew Burke racked up three hits and four RBIs in leading the Bears to a 10-8 victory. Matt Newman powered the Bears to an 8-2 win in game two by striking out 17 Tigers...
Rod-n-reel roundup (04/03/02)
Despite the rising levels and general murkiness of the water in our area rivers and lakes due to the heavy rains of recent weeks, early fishing season results have not all been bad.Lake ThunderbirdAccording to the Thunderbird Marina, bass fishing has been fairly productive when using large minnows and fishing deep...
McKenzie Lee Rees (04/03/02)
Matt and Carrie Rees and Tyler Rees of Ozark Acres have announced the birth of their daughter and sister, McKenzie Lee Rees, at 7:43 a.m. March 22, 2002. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces.Grandparents of the child are Bee and David Brown and Freddie Rees.Her great-grandmother is Juanita Rees...
Grace Ann Mondy Rachel Lee Mondy Jessie Christine Mondy (04/03/02)
Steve and Melissa Mondy have announced the birth of their daughters, Grace Ann, Rachel Lee, and Jessie Christine, on March 19, 2002, at Woman's Hospital in Fannin, Texas.Grace Ann weighed 3 pounds, 11 ounces, Rachel Lee weighed 3 pounds, 9 ounces, and Jessie Christine weighed 3 pounds, 3 ounces. The babies were welcomed home by their brother, James Noble and sister, Hope Elizabeth.Steve is formerly from Thayer. He is the son of Paul and Doris Schuster and the late Huston Mondy...
Thomas Jackson Dyer II (04/03/02)
Jack and Andrea Dyer of Camp have announced the birth of their son, Thomas Jackson Dyer II, on March 24, 2002, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He weighed 9 pounds, 7 ounces. He was welcomed home by siblings Cassie, Laura, Rose and Amber Dyer.Grandparents are Lorraine Hubbard and Mark Sorg and his aunt is Jane from Memphis.Great-grandparents are Matt and Betty Sorg and Ed and Brenda Beck...
Brady William Kinder (04/03/02)
Kevin Kinder and Heather Winter of West Plains have announced the birth of their son, Brady William Kinder, born at 2:28 a.m. March 21, 2002, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 7 pounds, one-half ounce and was 20 inches long. He was welcomed by his 8-year-old sibling, Kimmie...
Brianna Dawn Lundry (04/03/02)
Alex and Jonathan Lundry have announced the birth of their daughter, Brianna Dawn Lundry, at 9:41 a.m. March 13, 2002. She weighed 6 pounds, one-half ounce and was welcomed home by her big brothers, Wesley Edward and Jonathan Christopher Lundry. Grandparents are Ruth Burch of Hardy and the late J.C. Goocher, and Lucille Lundry and the late Delbert Lundry. She was also welcomed home by three aunts -- Missy Trivitt, Kim Grant and Brittany Burch...
Thomas Jackson Dyer II (04/03/02)
Jack and Andrea Dyer of Camp have announced the birth of their son, Thomas Jackson Dyer II, on March 24, 2002, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He weighed 9 pounds, 7 ounces. He was welcomed home by siblings Cassie, Laura, Rose and Amber Dyer.Grandparents are Lorraine Hubbard and Mark Sorg and his aunt is Jane from Memphis.Great-grandparents are Matt and Betty Sorg and Ed and Brenda Beck...
McKenzie Lee Rees (04/03/02)
Matt and Carrie Rees and Tyler Rees of Ozark Acres have announced the birth of their daughter and sister, McKenzie Lee Rees, at 7:43 a.m. March 22, 2002. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces.Grandparents of the child are Bee and David Brown and Freddie Rees.Her great-grandmother is Juanita Rees...
Brady William Kinder (04/03/02)
Kevin Kinder and Heather Winter of West Plains have announced the birth of their son, Brady William Kinder, born at 2:28 a.m. March 21, 2002, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 7 pounds, one-half ounce and was 20 inches long. He was welcomed by his 8-year-old sibling, Kimmie...
Brianna Dawn Lundry (04/03/02)
Alex and Jonathan Lundry have announced the birth of their daughter, Brianna Dawn Lundry, at 9:41 a.m. March 13, 2002. She weighed 6 pounds, one-half ounce and was welcomed home by her big brothers, Wesley Edward and Jonathan Christopher Lundry. Grandparents are Ruth Burch of Hardy and the late J.C. Goocher, and Lucille Lundry and the late Delbert Lundry. She was also welcomed home by three aunts -- Missy Trivitt, Kim Grant and Brittany Burch...
Grace Ann Mondy Rachel Lee Mondy Jessie Christine Mondy (04/03/02)
Steve and Melissa Mondy have announced the birth of their daughters, Grace Ann, Rachel Lee, and Jessie Christine, on March 19, 2002, at Woman's Hospital in Fannin, Texas.Grace Ann weighed 3 pounds, 11 ounces, Rachel Lee weighed 3 pounds, 9 ounces, and Jessie Christine weighed 3 pounds, 3 ounces. The babies were welcomed home by their brother, James Noble and sister, Hope Elizabeth.Steve is formerly from Thayer. He is the son of Paul and Doris Schuster and the late Huston Mondy...
Thompsons to mark 50 years of marriage (04/03/02)
Phyllis and Tom Thompson will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary April 6 in Memphis with a party hosted by their four children and their families. It will include visiting several points of interest in Memphis, culminating with an overnight stay at the Peabody Hotel.Fifty years ago, Phyllis and Tom were married in the West Congregational Church in Akron, Ohio, where both spent their childhood. ...
Booths to celebrate 50th wedding anniversary (04/03/02)
The children of Lewis and Eva Jean Booth invite their family and friends to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. The celebration will be at the Williford Fire Station April 6 from 2 until 4 p.m. The couple requests no gifts.
Ramseys to celebrate 25 years together (04/03/02)
Glena and James "Sherman" Ramsey of Batesville will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary with an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. April 13, at Koshkonong Senior Citizens Center on Main Street. All family and friends are invited.
Thompsons to mark 50 years of marriage (04/03/02)
Phyllis and Tom Thompson will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary April 6 in Memphis with a party hosted by their four children and their families. It will include visiting several points of interest in Memphis, culminating with an overnight stay at the Peabody Hotel.Fifty years ago, Phyllis and Tom were married in the West Congregational Church in Akron, Ohio, where both spent their childhood. ...
Ramseys to celebrate 25 years together (04/03/02)
Glena and James "Sherman" Ramsey of Batesville will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary with an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. April 13, at Koshkonong Senior Citizens Center on Main Street. All family and friends are invited.
Booths to celebrate 50th wedding anniversary (04/03/02)
The children of Lewis and Eva Jean Booth invite their family and friends to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. The celebration will be at the Williford Fire Station April 6 from 2 until 4 p.m. The couple requests no gifts.
Confession is good for a ratings boost (04/03/02)
Confession is good for the soul, much like abusing alcohol and tobacco are bad for the body. It is ironic that the confession booths and altar calls of the last century have given way to the talk show confessions and magazine disclosures of today. I'm sure we all lost sleep not knowing whether Rosie was gay. But for her own peace of mind she had to come clean and confess to the world, via interviews, magazine covers and her obnoxious and foul monologue that she is in fact a homosexual...
One good turn (04/03/02)
I think I might have accidentally discovered why so many people don't use their turn signals while driving: They're afraid to. As I approached a busy intersection on the way to work, I flicked on my turn signal as I changed lanes. After making the lane change, I reached up with my left pinky and shut off the blinker. ...
Boldly Going Nowhere (04/03/02)
Unless you're an accountant or a dependent, April 15 is a day of dread for most Americans. This is the fateful day when federal income taxes from the previous year are due. The first income tax was enacted in 1862 to finance the Civil War. In 1895, the Supreme Court declared the income tax to be a violation of the Constitution. ...
A Girl On A Mission (04/03/02)
To be a free spirit can be a great thing. But to think you're invincible can be dangerous. It seems the highways are full of drivers who believe they are invincible. Otherwise, why do they take the risks they do and put my life in jeopardy? What is so important that motorists take the chances they do?...
A Girl On A Mission (04/03/02)
To be a free spirit can be a great thing. But to think you're invincible can be dangerous. It seems the highways are full of drivers who believe they are invincible. Otherwise, why do they take the risks they do and put my life in jeopardy? What is so important that motorists take the chances they do?...
Confession is good for a ratings boost (04/03/02)
Confession is good for the soul, much like abusing alcohol and tobacco are bad for the body. It is ironic that the confession booths and altar calls of the last century have given way to the talk show confessions and magazine disclosures of today. I'm sure we all lost sleep not knowing whether Rosie was gay. But for her own peace of mind she had to come clean and confess to the world, via interviews, magazine covers and her obnoxious and foul monologue that she is in fact a homosexual...
Boldly Going Nowhere (04/03/02)
Unless you're an accountant or a dependent, April 15 is a day of dread for most Americans. This is the fateful day when federal income taxes from the previous year are due. The first income tax was enacted in 1862 to finance the Civil War. In 1895, the Supreme Court declared the income tax to be a violation of the Constitution. ...
One good turn (04/03/02)
I think I might have accidentally discovered why so many people don't use their turn signals while driving: They're afraid to. As I approached a busy intersection on the way to work, I flicked on my turn signal as I changed lanes. After making the lane change, I reached up with my left pinky and shut off the blinker. ...