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Stories from Thursday, April 25, 2002

Thayer FFA wins top trophy at fair (04/25/02)
THAYER -- Five members of the Thayer FFA were busy at the Heart of the Ozarks District Fair last summer. They exhibited record books, cattle and wood projects. They came home with the following awards: Kylee McAlmond exhibited the grand champion record Book and also made a 14-foot sign to hang in the cattle barn which took a blue ribbon. Luke Fraley came out in the supreme championship #5 spot with his steer...
Salem teen injured in crash (04/25/02)
A Salem High School student's condition is listed as fair at UAMS Medical Center where he is being treated for head injuries sustained in a four-wheeler accident April 21. Zachary Montgomery, 17, was riding a four-wheeler on a farm in the Salem area early Sunday morning when he lost control of the vehicle and hit a tree, according to Garrett Smith, a family friend...
Alton man faces felony drug charges (04/25/02)
OREGON COUNTY -- An Alton man was charged April 15 and arraigned April 16 on various felony drug charges. According to Oregon County Sheriff Tim Ward, David Turner, 34, was arrested at his home on AA Highway three miles north of Alton at 5:50 p.m. April 12 when officers served a search warrant at his residence that turned up drugs and drug paraphernalia...
Attorney files motion to dismiss Lambert charges (04/25/02)
Prosecuting Attorney Stewart Lambert's attorney has filed a motion to dismiss charges against Lambert. Kent Rubens filed the motion April 22 in the Sharp County circuit clerk's office. Lambert was charged March 22 for hindering apprehension or prosecution and obstructing governmental operations when officers attempted to arrest his son, Zachary, Jan 9...
Drury University is here to stay (04/25/02)
THAYER -- Drury University opened a campus in Thayer at the Thayer High School in January 2002. To celebrate their newest campus, Drury University has erected a sign at Thayer High School. Kevin Hedden, Thayer High School Principal, Lu Adams, coordinator of the Thayer campus and Jon Talley, VA representative for the Thayer campus, erected the sign on April 4. All took a hand digging the holes, pounding the nails and setting the post...
Viola man found dead (04/25/02)
A man's body found in Viola on April 20 has been identified and his death is believed to have been an accident, Fulton County Sheriff Lloyd Martz said. A neighbor reported to authorities that a white male was lying in a yard across from his residence at 168 Pickern Hall Road in Viola. Fulton County Coroner Steve Barker pronounced Tex Eugene Robbins, 41, dead at the scene...
Fulton under rabies alert (04/25/02)
A Viola man is receiving post-exposure vaccination for rabies after he handled kittens in a litter attacked by a skunk. Because it was the third case of rabies in Fulton County this year the Arkansas Department of Health has issued a rabies alert for the county. Fulton is one of nine counties under rabies alerts in Arkansas...
Soil and water commission holds annual meeting (04/25/02)
OREGON COUNTY -- The Oregon County Soil and Water Conservation District held its 26th annual meeting/banquet at the Alton Multi Purpose Building. Approximately 150 cooperators and friends attended, enjoying a meal of baked chicken and ham with all the trimmings. The meal was prepared by the Alton Elementary School cafeteria staff...
HEART volunteers rescue animals (04/25/02)
A new organization aimed at the rescue and adoption of homeless animals has been operating since January. Humane Education Adoption Rescue & Treatment (HEART) is a newly formed non-profit corporation with members from Sharp and Fulton counties. The organization's goals are to raise awareness about the growing problem of homeless and abandoned pets, provide resources for rescue and adoption, develop an ongoing spay/neuter program with local veterinarians and provide public education about animal ownership, health and welfare. ...
Unique flag flying at Koshkonong (04/25/02)
KOSHKONONG -- There's a familiar flag flying at local post offices, with a twist. The postal eagle is in yellow because employees in the Kansas City based Mid-America District recently earned the United States Postal Service's Order of the Yellow Jersey (OYJ) award. ...
Thomases inform public about vaccine (04/25/02)
A parent's worst nightmare became a reality May 3, 2001, for George and Jimalee Thomas of Salem when their 21-year-old son died from a deadly bacteria as a result of meningococcal -- a bacterial form of meningitis. On the morning of his death, their son, Mark, woke up feeling sick, but he thought he just had the flu. ...
THAYER HEAD START (04/25/02)
Ozark Action is now accepting applications for enrollment in the Thayer Head Start Center. According to center director Sarah Komm, children must be 3 or 4 years old before July 31, 2002, to be eligible for the program. She said other eligibility criteria include family income, location and special needs. ...
THAYER HEAD START (04/25/02)
Ozark Action is now accepting applications for enrollment in the Thayer Head Start Center. According to center director Sarah Komm, children must be 3 or 4 years old before July 31, 2002, to be eligible for the program. She said other eligibility criteria include family income, location and special needs. ...
Viola man found dead (04/25/02)
A man's body found in Viola on April 20 has been identified and his death is believed to have been an accident, Fulton County Sheriff Lloyd Martz said. A neighbor reported to authorities that a white male was lying in a yard across from his residence at 168 Pickern Hall Road in Viola. Fulton County Coroner Steve Barker pronounced Tex Eugene Robbins, 41, dead at the scene...
Thayer FFA wins top trophy at fair (04/25/02)
THAYER -- Five members of the Thayer FFA were busy at the Heart of the Ozarks District Fair last summer. They exhibited record books, cattle and wood projects. They came home with the following awards: Kylee McAlmond exhibited the grand champion record Book and also made a 14-foot sign to hang in the cattle barn which took a blue ribbon. Luke Fraley came out in the supreme championship #5 spot with his steer...
Thomases inform public about vaccine (04/25/02)
A parent's worst nightmare became a reality May 3, 2001, for George and Jimalee Thomas of Salem when their 21-year-old son died from a deadly bacteria as a result of meningococcal -- a bacterial form of meningitis. On the morning of his death, their son, Mark, woke up feeling sick, but he thought he just had the flu. ...
Unique flag flying at Koshkonong (04/25/02)
KOSHKONONG -- There's a familiar flag flying at local post offices, with a twist. The postal eagle is in yellow because employees in the Kansas City based Mid-America District recently earned the United States Postal Service's Order of the Yellow Jersey (OYJ) award. ...
Soil and water commission holds annual meeting (04/25/02)
OREGON COUNTY -- The Oregon County Soil and Water Conservation District held its 26th annual meeting/banquet at the Alton Multi Purpose Building. Approximately 150 cooperators and friends attended, enjoying a meal of baked chicken and ham with all the trimmings. The meal was prepared by the Alton Elementary School cafeteria staff...
Salem teen injured in crash (04/25/02)
A Salem High School student's condition is listed as fair at UAMS Medical Center where he is being treated for head injuries sustained in a four-wheeler accident April 21. Zachary Montgomery, 17, was riding a four-wheeler on a farm in the Salem area early Sunday morning when he lost control of the vehicle and hit a tree, according to Garrett Smith, a family friend...
Alton man faces felony drug charges (04/25/02)
OREGON COUNTY -- An Alton man was charged April 15 and arraigned April 16 on various felony drug charges. According to Oregon County Sheriff Tim Ward, David Turner, 34, was arrested at his home on AA Highway three miles north of Alton at 5:50 p.m. April 12 when officers served a search warrant at his residence that turned up drugs and drug paraphernalia...
Attorney files motion to dismiss Lambert charges (04/25/02)
Prosecuting Attorney Stewart Lambert's attorney has filed a motion to dismiss charges against Lambert. Kent Rubens filed the motion April 22 in the Sharp County circuit clerk's office. Lambert was charged March 22 for hindering apprehension or prosecution and obstructing governmental operations when officers attempted to arrest his son, Zachary, Jan 9...
Drury University is here to stay (04/25/02)
THAYER -- Drury University opened a campus in Thayer at the Thayer High School in January 2002. To celebrate their newest campus, Drury University has erected a sign at Thayer High School. Kevin Hedden, Thayer High School Principal, Lu Adams, coordinator of the Thayer campus and Jon Talley, VA representative for the Thayer campus, erected the sign on April 4. All took a hand digging the holes, pounding the nails and setting the post...
Fulton under rabies alert (04/25/02)
A Viola man is receiving post-exposure vaccination for rabies after he handled kittens in a litter attacked by a skunk. Because it was the third case of rabies in Fulton County this year the Arkansas Department of Health has issued a rabies alert for the county. Fulton is one of nine counties under rabies alerts in Arkansas...
HEART volunteers rescue animals (04/25/02)
A new organization aimed at the rescue and adoption of homeless animals has been operating since January. Humane Education Adoption Rescue & Treatment (HEART) is a newly formed non-profit corporation with members from Sharp and Fulton counties. The organization's goals are to raise awareness about the growing problem of homeless and abandoned pets, provide resources for rescue and adoption, develop an ongoing spay/neuter program with local veterinarians and provide public education about animal ownership, health and welfare. ...
Timely Club honors Highland artists (04/25/02)
For their outstanding contribution in the field of art, Highland students who study under the direction of high school art instructor Missy Fuller and middle school art instructor Shana Cochran were honored by the Timely Club, GFWC of Arkansas.A reception was held in the high school library March 17 for the 64 students and their families at which time the community was invited to drop in to view over 150 items and visit with the student artists. ...
Ratliff earns Beta scholarship (04/25/02)
The National Beta Club recently announced that Sissy Nicole Ratliff has been named a Beta Scholar, which entitles her to a scholarship award of $1,000.Ratliff, a senior at Highland High School, competed against more than 1,015 candidates nationwide for this honor. ...
Timely Club honors Highland artists (04/25/02)
For their outstanding contribution in the field of art, Highland students who study under the direction of high school art instructor Missy Fuller and middle school art instructor Shana Cochran were honored by the Timely Club, GFWC of Arkansas.A reception was held in the high school library March 17 for the 64 students and their families at which time the community was invited to drop in to view over 150 items and visit with the student artists. ...
Ratliff earns Beta scholarship (04/25/02)
The National Beta Club recently announced that Sissy Nicole Ratliff has been named a Beta Scholar, which entitles her to a scholarship award of $1,000.Ratliff, a senior at Highland High School, competed against more than 1,015 candidates nationwide for this honor. ...
Grizzly basketball camps slated for youngsters (04/25/02)
SMSU-West Plains Head Coach Tom Barr has announced that openings still remain for the SMSU Grizzly Basketball camps. The Elementary Camp is May 29-31 for boys and girls sixth grade and under. This camp will emphasize fundamentals for a beginning basketball player...
Youth hunters harvest record number of turkeys in Missouri (04/25/02)
Young hunters took advantage of the Youth Spring Turkey Season, killing 3,102 birds and completing the two-day season without a single reported hunting accident.The Missouri Conser-vation Commission set aside April 13 and 14 for youngsters 15 and under to hunt wild turkeys. ...
Area athletes amed All-State Basketballers (04/25/02)
The 2002 Arkansas Activities Association All-State Basketball team finds several area hoopsters being honored for their outstanding seasons. Katie Caraway, a Mount Pleasant senior, was named to the Class A All-State Basketball team for the fourth time in her impressive career...
Bearkatz capture regional golf crown (04/25/02)
The Melbourne Bearkatz kept the Class AA Region 2 golf title at home with a win at Cooper's Hawk in Melbourne on April 17. Just as he did a week earlier in the district tournament, Melbourne's Jordan Davidson earned medalist honors. Davidson shot a 1-over par 73, and fellow Bearkatz Levi Taylor posted a 75 for a winning team total of 148...
Grizzly basketball camps slated for youngsters (04/25/02)
SMSU-West Plains Head Coach Tom Barr has announced that openings still remain for the SMSU Grizzly Basketball camps. The Elementary Camp is May 29-31 for boys and girls sixth grade and under. This camp will emphasize fundamentals for a beginning basketball player...
Youth hunters harvest record number of turkeys in Missouri (04/25/02)
Young hunters took advantage of the Youth Spring Turkey Season, killing 3,102 birds and completing the two-day season without a single reported hunting accident.The Missouri Conser-vation Commission set aside April 13 and 14 for youngsters 15 and under to hunt wild turkeys. ...
Bearkatz capture regional golf crown (04/25/02)
The Melbourne Bearkatz kept the Class AA Region 2 golf title at home with a win at Cooper's Hawk in Melbourne on April 17. Just as he did a week earlier in the district tournament, Melbourne's Jordan Davidson earned medalist honors. Davidson shot a 1-over par 73, and fellow Bearkatz Levi Taylor posted a 75 for a winning team total of 148...
Area athletes amed All-State Basketballers (04/25/02)
The 2002 Arkansas Activities Association All-State Basketball team finds several area hoopsters being honored for their outstanding seasons. Katie Caraway, a Mount Pleasant senior, was named to the Class A All-State Basketball team for the fourth time in her impressive career...
Koontz, Sisco unite in marriage (04/25/02)
Jana Kay Koontz and Clifford A. Sisco III were united in marriage March 26 in front of the St. Louis Cathedral and Jackson Square Park in New Orleans, La. The Rev. Anthony Telavera officiated at the double ring ceremony.Parents of the couple are Mr. ...
Koontz, Sisco unite in marriage (04/25/02)
Jana Kay Koontz and Clifford A. Sisco III were united in marriage March 26 in front of the St. Louis Cathedral and Jackson Square Park in New Orleans, La. The Rev. Anthony Telavera officiated at the double ring ceremony.Parents of the couple are Mr. ...
Kimbrell, Denton to marry (04/25/02)
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Kimbrell of Hardy have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Amanda Gail Kimbrell, to Todd Alan Denton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Donny Denton of Sparkman.The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Ernestine Kimbrell of Cherokee Village and the late Ross Kimbrell, and the late Mr. ...
Hall, Willis to wed (04/25/02)
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Hall of Ash Flat have announced the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Cindy Lea Hall, to Rusty Willis, son of Troy and Debbie Brasfield of Lane, Okla.The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Sue Ross of Ash Flat and the great-granddaughter of James W. ...
Kimbrell, Denton to marry (04/25/02)
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Kimbrell of Hardy have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Amanda Gail Kimbrell, to Todd Alan Denton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Donny Denton of Sparkman.The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Ernestine Kimbrell of Cherokee Village and the late Ross Kimbrell, and the late Mr. ...
Hall, Willis to wed (04/25/02)
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Hall of Ash Flat have announced the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Cindy Lea Hall, to Rusty Willis, son of Troy and Debbie Brasfield of Lane, Okla.The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Sue Ross of Ash Flat and the great-granddaughter of James W. ...
Brewers to mark 50 years (04/25/02)
J.C. and Hazel Brewer of Thayer will celebrate their 50th anniversary from 1 to 4 p .m. May 4 at Thayer Fun and Friends Senior Center on Front Street. Their children -- Johnny and Phyllis Brewer, Judy Brewer, Daniel and Sharon Brewer and Becky and Joe Haley -- will host the event. All family and friends are invited. The couple requests no gifts...
Brewers to mark 50 years (04/25/02)
J.C. and Hazel Brewer of Thayer will celebrate their 50th anniversary from 1 to 4 p .m. May 4 at Thayer Fun and Friends Senior Center on Front Street. Their children -- Johnny and Phyllis Brewer, Judy Brewer, Daniel and Sharon Brewer and Becky and Joe Haley -- will host the event. All family and friends are invited. The couple requests no gifts...
From my Front Porch (04/25/02)
O Brother (or Sister),where art thou?My day was proceeding fairly normally until I made last minute plans to eat lunch with Derek, our neighbor and dear family friend. Because he pastors a local church and attends night classes four evenings a week, our combined schedules rarely allow for any quality visiting time, but occasionally we squeeze in a glass of iced tea or lunch...
Boldly Going Nowhere (04/25/02)
Depression is a state of despair and hopelessness many of us go through from time to time, including a friend of mine who recently turned to me for some advice. My friend merely assumed I've had more than my share of depression. After all, I live alone in a rural setting, talk mostly to my dog and don't think too highly of the human race. Plus I'm a writer and everyone knows that writers are full of angst. Although I've had many ups and downs, I've never been happier...
From my Front Porch (04/25/02)
O Brother (or Sister),where art thou?My day was proceeding fairly normally until I made last minute plans to eat lunch with Derek, our neighbor and dear family friend. Because he pastors a local church and attends night classes four evenings a week, our combined schedules rarely allow for any quality visiting time, but occasionally we squeeze in a glass of iced tea or lunch...
Boldly Going Nowhere (04/25/02)
Depression is a state of despair and hopelessness many of us go through from time to time, including a friend of mine who recently turned to me for some advice. My friend merely assumed I've had more than my share of depression. After all, I live alone in a rural setting, talk mostly to my dog and don't think too highly of the human race. Plus I'm a writer and everyone knows that writers are full of angst. Although I've had many ups and downs, I've never been happier...