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Stories from Thursday, May 2, 2002

Fraley takes home top award (05/02/02)
THAYER -- The Missouri FFA Association has selected Luke Fraley as the 2002 state winner in home and/or community development. Fraley is a member of the Thayer R-II FFA Chapter. His parents are Rolla and Dana Fraley, and his FFA advisor is Dean Vandergriff...
Bend approves employee pension resolution (05/02/02)
A special Horseshoe Bend City Council meeting was held April 22 to adopt an ordinance authorizing a deferred compensation plan for city employees. Sally Pohl, recorder/treasurer, explained that CitiStreet is now finished signing up the employees for the pension plan changes. Pohl was informed that an ordinance would be required and since the first payroll deductions will be made May 3, this ordinance needed to be adopted immediately...
Storm damages electric poles (05/02/02)
Howell-Oregon Electric Cooperative Inc. system sustained heavy damage, with 20 poles completely destroyed, as a result of the storm that hit the Willow Springs area on Saturday night. The first calls were received around 10:30 p.m. by the cooperative's dispatcher...
Viola to purchase new truck (05/02/02)
The Viola City Council approved the purchase of a new Dodge pickup truck for the water department at its council meeting April 25. The city will purchase the truck through the state purchasing contract for approximately $13,500. The older 1999 model currently in use will be advertised for sale upon delivery of the new truck...
Thayer SB gives report (05/02/02)
THAYER -- The Thayer School Board met in regular session April 11 at the school. Several important items of interest were presented and discussed at the meeting, including the approval for continuing the teacher career ladder for the 2002-03 school year. ...
Cancer survivors help raise money for cancer research (05/02/02)
Two women who battled cancer were among volunteers who worked at a yard sale April 24 at the Fulton County Hospital and Health Unit to raise money for the Relay for Life, an event which is held annually to generate funds for cancer research. Both women decided to tell their stories of how they survived cancer...
Yard sales highlight Dogwood Daze fun (05/02/02)
THAYER-MAMMOTH SPRING -- The twin cities of Mammoth Spring and Thayer will hold their fourth annual citywide yard sales in conjunction with Dogwood Daze May 4. According to Thayer and Mammoth Spring chamber of commerce officials who are sponsoring the event, the yard sales will start at 7 a.m. and end at 3 p.m...
Waser to stay on as chief (05/02/02)
Highland Chief of Police Fred Waser won't be leaving his job after all, but he's got new orders from the city council -- work eight hours a day and go home. Waser tendered his resignation two weeks ago but didn't specify a date for his departure. ...
Twenty-seven Thayer seniors reap benefits of A+ designation (05/02/02)
THAYER -- Thayer High School received A+ designation April 18 with a vote of the Missouri State School Board at their meeting in Jefferson City. Thirty-three schools over the state received designation that day. According to Thayer High Schools A+ Coordinator Donna Franz, this makes a total of 171 schools statewide to have A+ designation, approximately 35 percent of the schools in the state...
Izard breaks ground for jail (05/02/02)
After facing a possible court ordered shutdown of the Izard County jail nearly 10 months ago, officials gathered at the groundbreaking ceremony April 25 for the new 32-bed jail to be constructed at the industrial park in Melbourne. Work is slated to begin this week on the new facility to be built on 4.6 acres of county-owned property. After the facility was on the brink of closing down last August funds were brought into the picture to ensure a new jail would be built...
Bend approves employee pension resolution (05/02/02)
A special Horseshoe Bend City Council meeting was held April 22 to adopt an ordinance authorizing a deferred compensation plan for city employees. Sally Pohl, recorder/treasurer, explained that CitiStreet is now finished signing up the employees for the pension plan changes. Pohl was informed that an ordinance would be required and since the first payroll deductions will be made May 3, this ordinance needed to be adopted immediately...
Storm damages electric poles (05/02/02)
Howell-Oregon Electric Cooperative Inc. system sustained heavy damage, with 20 poles completely destroyed, as a result of the storm that hit the Willow Springs area on Saturday night. The first calls were received around 10:30 p.m. by the cooperative's dispatcher...
Viola to purchase new truck (05/02/02)
The Viola City Council approved the purchase of a new Dodge pickup truck for the water department at its council meeting April 25. The city will purchase the truck through the state purchasing contract for approximately $13,500. The older 1999 model currently in use will be advertised for sale upon delivery of the new truck...
Thayer SB gives report (05/02/02)
THAYER -- The Thayer School Board met in regular session April 11 at the school. Several important items of interest were presented and discussed at the meeting, including the approval for continuing the teacher career ladder for the 2002-03 school year. ...
Cancer survivors help raise money for cancer research (05/02/02)
Two women who battled cancer were among volunteers who worked at a yard sale April 24 at the Fulton County Hospital and Health Unit to raise money for the Relay for Life, an event which is held annually to generate funds for cancer research. Both women decided to tell their stories of how they survived cancer...
Fraley takes home top award (05/02/02)
THAYER -- The Missouri FFA Association has selected Luke Fraley as the 2002 state winner in home and/or community development. Fraley is a member of the Thayer R-II FFA Chapter. His parents are Rolla and Dana Fraley, and his FFA advisor is Dean Vandergriff...
Izard breaks ground for jail (05/02/02)
After facing a possible court ordered shutdown of the Izard County jail nearly 10 months ago, officials gathered at the groundbreaking ceremony April 25 for the new 32-bed jail to be constructed at the industrial park in Melbourne. Work is slated to begin this week on the new facility to be built on 4.6 acres of county-owned property. After the facility was on the brink of closing down last August funds were brought into the picture to ensure a new jail would be built...
Twenty-seven Thayer seniors reap benefits of A+ designation (05/02/02)
THAYER -- Thayer High School received A+ designation April 18 with a vote of the Missouri State School Board at their meeting in Jefferson City. Thirty-three schools over the state received designation that day. According to Thayer High Schools A+ Coordinator Donna Franz, this makes a total of 171 schools statewide to have A+ designation, approximately 35 percent of the schools in the state...
Waser to stay on as chief (05/02/02)
Highland Chief of Police Fred Waser won't be leaving his job after all, but he's got new orders from the city council -- work eight hours a day and go home. Waser tendered his resignation two weeks ago but didn't specify a date for his departure. ...
Yard sales highlight Dogwood Daze fun (05/02/02)
THAYER-MAMMOTH SPRING -- The twin cities of Mammoth Spring and Thayer will hold their fourth annual citywide yard sales in conjunction with Dogwood Daze May 4. According to Thayer and Mammoth Spring chamber of commerce officials who are sponsoring the event, the yard sales will start at 7 a.m. and end at 3 p.m...
Moody to compete in Mind World Finals (05/02/02)
Alexa Moody, granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Huett Jr. of Elizabeth and Mr. and Mrs. John Moody Jr. of Salem will compete in the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals May 22-25 at the University of Colorado in Boulder. Her team, composed of seven 4th graders at M.D. ...
Oliver named SGA president (05/02/02)
Sach Oliver of Salem, a junior agriculture business major, has been elected as the new president for the Student Government Association at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. Oliver was elected to the position by the ASU student body and was sworn into office on April 3. ...
Lanis Brown honored by football foundation (05/02/02)
Lanis Brown of Salem High School was one of 46 honorees to be honored as an outstanding scholar/athlete by the Arkansas Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Inc. He received his award at a special ceremonial banquet at the Riverfront Hilton in North Little Rock. ...
Bradley wins ASU (05/02/02)
Kawia R. Bradley of Sidney received the Wall Street Journal Award during Arkansas State University's annual honors banquet for outstanding graduates.Bradley is a student in the College of Business.The outstanding graduate awards are presented during Convocation of Scholars each year to the senior in each degree program who has excelled in scholarship, leadership and service to the respective departments...
Oliver named SGA president (05/02/02)
Sach Oliver of Salem, a junior agriculture business major, has been elected as the new president for the Student Government Association at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. Oliver was elected to the position by the ASU student body and was sworn into office on April 3. ...
Moody to compete in Mind World Finals (05/02/02)
Alexa Moody, granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Huett Jr. of Elizabeth and Mr. and Mrs. John Moody Jr. of Salem will compete in the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals May 22-25 at the University of Colorado in Boulder. Her team, composed of seven 4th graders at M.D. ...
Bradley wins ASU (05/02/02)
Kawia R. Bradley of Sidney received the Wall Street Journal Award during Arkansas State University's annual honors banquet for outstanding graduates.Bradley is a student in the College of Business.The outstanding graduate awards are presented during Convocation of Scholars each year to the senior in each degree program who has excelled in scholarship, leadership and service to the respective departments...
Lanis Brown honored by football foundation (05/02/02)
Lanis Brown of Salem High School was one of 46 honorees to be honored as an outstanding scholar/athlete by the Arkansas Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Inc. He received his award at a special ceremonial banquet at the Riverfront Hilton in North Little Rock. ...
District 2AA-North splits games in regional tourney (05/02/02)
District 2AA-North was well represented at the Class AA Region 3 Tournament at Brockwell on April 28. Four of the five teams from the district competed in the tournament's opening round with Salem and ICC winning, and Mammoth Spring and Melbourne tasting defeat...
Bearkatz golfers roll through post-season (05/02/02)
The Melbourne Bearkatz finished off their post-season golfing trifecta with the crown jewel -- a state championship.Already district and regional title holders, the Bearkatz sank the Class AA State Championship title on April 24 in Hot Springs.The Melbourne team posted a 3-over par 147 to edge out Crowley's Ridge Academy for the tournament hardware.Jordan Davidson once again led the way for Melbourne with a team-best 1-under 71.Davidson was tied with a member of the Western Yell County team going into the 18th hole.Davidson bogied the hole and Brad Bland made par for Western Yell to claim medalist honors.Davidson shot five birdies and four bogies on the day.Fellow sophomore Hunter Caraway shot a 4-over 76.Levi Taylor (80) and Cody Moser (91) rounded out the roster of the Class AA State Champions.All four participating Bearkatz are sophomores and will look to defend their title next year.This marks the first state championship for Melbourne since 1973 when the Lady Bearkatz won the state title in basketball.. ...
Bears thrown by Mustangs (05/02/02)
The Mammoth Spring Bears faced a daunting task in the opening round of the Class AA Region 3 Tournament in Brockwell on April 28. How to defeat the 19-1 Midland Mustangs, owners of the number one ranking in Class AA and winners of four straight regional championships...
Purple paint provision makes posting land easy in Missouri (05/02/02)
Preparation for participating in outdoor activities this spring should include a refresher course on trespassing laws. Hunters and nature viewers should be aware that purple markings on trees and fence posts is one of the ways landowners identify private property where trespassing is prohibited.Missouri's Purple Paint Statute of 1993 was designed as a simple way for landowners to protect their property rights. ...
District 2AA-North splits games in regional tourney (05/02/02)
District 2AA-North was well represented at the Class AA Region 3 Tournament at Brockwell on April 28. Four of the five teams from the district competed in the tournament's opening round with Salem and ICC winning, and Mammoth Spring and Melbourne tasting defeat...
Bears thrown by Mustangs (05/02/02)
The Mammoth Spring Bears faced a daunting task in the opening round of the Class AA Region 3 Tournament in Brockwell on April 28. How to defeat the 19-1 Midland Mustangs, owners of the number one ranking in Class AA and winners of four straight regional championships...
Bearkatz golfers roll through post-season (05/02/02)
The Melbourne Bearkatz finished off their post-season golfing trifecta with the crown jewel -- a state championship.Already district and regional title holders, the Bearkatz sank the Class AA State Championship title on April 24 in Hot Springs.The Melbourne team posted a 3-over par 147 to edge out Crowley's Ridge Academy for the tournament hardware.Jordan Davidson once again led the way for Melbourne with a team-best 1-under 71.Davidson was tied with a member of the Western Yell County team going into the 18th hole.Davidson bogied the hole and Brad Bland made par for Western Yell to claim medalist honors.Davidson shot five birdies and four bogies on the day.Fellow sophomore Hunter Caraway shot a 4-over 76.Levi Taylor (80) and Cody Moser (91) rounded out the roster of the Class AA State Champions.All four participating Bearkatz are sophomores and will look to defend their title next year.This marks the first state championship for Melbourne since 1973 when the Lady Bearkatz won the state title in basketball.. ...
Purple paint provision makes posting land easy in Missouri (05/02/02)
Preparation for participating in outdoor activities this spring should include a refresher course on trespassing laws. Hunters and nature viewers should be aware that purple markings on trees and fence posts is one of the ways landowners identify private property where trespassing is prohibited.Missouri's Purple Paint Statute of 1993 was designed as a simple way for landowners to protect their property rights. ...
Krezinski, Lindberg wed (05/02/02)
Coleen L. Krezinski and Dennis A. Lindberg exchanged wedding vows in an informal outdoor wedding recently at Grand Gulf State Park in Thayer. The Rev. Jack Martin officiated the double ring ceremony.The bride is the daughter of Joseph W. Krezinski of Burlington, Wis., and Olive H. ...
Krezinski, Lindberg wed (05/02/02)
Coleen L. Krezinski and Dennis A. Lindberg exchanged wedding vows in an informal outdoor wedding recently at Grand Gulf State Park in Thayer. The Rev. Jack Martin officiated the double ring ceremony.The bride is the daughter of Joseph W. Krezinski of Burlington, Wis., and Olive H. ...
Wright, Wheeler (05/02/02)
Bob and Beverly Wright of Alton have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Sara Elizabeth Wright, to John Curtis Wheeler, son of Joe and Patty Wheeler of Alton.The couple will exchange vows at 2 p.m. May 25 at Alton Assembly of God Church.All friends and family are invited...
Wright, Wheeler (05/02/02)
Bob and Beverly Wright of Alton have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Sara Elizabeth Wright, to John Curtis Wheeler, son of Joe and Patty Wheeler of Alton.The couple will exchange vows at 2 p.m. May 25 at Alton Assembly of God Church.All friends and family are invited...
Murphys mark 64 years (05/02/02)
In honor of the 64th wedding anniversary of Alvin and Thelma Murphy, their children are having a family get together at the home of Harold and Neoma Todd from 1 to 3 p.m. May 4. All relatives and friends are invited to stop by and visit. The couple requests no gifts...
Murphys mark 64 years (05/02/02)
In honor of the 64th wedding anniversary of Alvin and Thelma Murphy, their children are having a family get together at the home of Harold and Neoma Todd from 1 to 3 p.m. May 4. All relatives and friends are invited to stop by and visit. The couple requests no gifts...
Boldly Going Nowhere (05/02/02)
As a columnist, I receive various items of interest from readers, mostly humor bits. I appreciate it, especially when my brain is in limbo, drifting aimlessly, somewhere between the Twilight Zone and Duluth. From Jason Martin of Glencoe came a remarkable set of coincidences between President John Kennedy and President Abraham Lincoln...
From my Front Porch (05/02/02)
For several years my husband drove an '85 Chevy S10 truck that was noisy beyond belief. It was a four-speed wonder barely equipped with the necessities, including AM radio and 2/40 air-conditioning -- which means if you rolled down the two windows while traveling at least 40 miles per hour things would start to cool off. The heater worked year round...
View From The Fence (05/02/02)
I'm fond of quaint old sayings and quite frequently sprinkle them throughout my column. More than once I've heard someone comment that someone was just "living a dog's life." I'm sure the correct context is supposed to conjure up an image of a terrible life, but my dog is living a pretty good life so I never quite get it.I have a little male Pomeranian named Gadget. ...
View From The Fence (05/02/02)
I'm fond of quaint old sayings and quite frequently sprinkle them throughout my column. More than once I've heard someone comment that someone was just "living a dog's life." I'm sure the correct context is supposed to conjure up an image of a terrible life, but my dog is living a pretty good life so I never quite get it.I have a little male Pomeranian named Gadget. ...
Boldly Going Nowhere (05/02/02)
As a columnist, I receive various items of interest from readers, mostly humor bits. I appreciate it, especially when my brain is in limbo, drifting aimlessly, somewhere between the Twilight Zone and Duluth. From Jason Martin of Glencoe came a remarkable set of coincidences between President John Kennedy and President Abraham Lincoln...
From my Front Porch (05/02/02)
For several years my husband drove an '85 Chevy S10 truck that was noisy beyond belief. It was a four-speed wonder barely equipped with the necessities, including AM radio and 2/40 air-conditioning -- which means if you rolled down the two windows while traveling at least 40 miles per hour things would start to cool off. The heater worked year round...