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Stories from Friday, May 24, 2002

School Board position open at Koshkonong (05/24/02)
KOSHKONONG -- A school board position is currently open on the Koshkonong School Board due to the resignation of one of the school board members.According to Koshkonong Superintendent James McLeod, the Rev. David Meade resigned at the May 13 school board meeting. ...
Woman kills rabid skunk (05/24/02)
A rabid skunk is no match for a hammer-wielding grandma.Willie Rogers, 74, took quick action after she was bitten in the foot by a rabid skunk Jan. 7 behind her rural Viola home.That afternoon Rogers was repairing the wire fence around her chicken yard after noticing that a wild animal she assumes was the skunk had dug under the wire and was killing chickens."All of a sudden one just came up and bit me on the foot," she recalls.She was holding a sledge hammer in one hand. ...
Couch School (05/24/02)
COUCH SCHOOL - During regular session of the Couch School Board May 14, school board members were informed that the school has received a $94,502 renovation grant. The grant will be used to install a new air and heating system in the high school building and to replace windows and doors in the building with more energy efficient models. ...
Robinson challenges Berry in First District (05/24/02)
Voters have come to expect the unexpected from Tommy Robinson, the former 2nd District congressman who is challenging Rep. Marion Berry (D) in the November general election.Even in his own house."I didn't even tell my wife until the day I filed," he said in a recent campaign stop in Salem.Robinson, 60, said the Democratic Party orchestrated a cross-over campaign that cost him the election in his Republican primary race for governor against Sheffield Nelson in 1990. ...
Community pulls together for Carolyn (05/24/02)
THAYER -- Family and friends have joined forces to help a local woman who recently heard the sounds of life for the first time. Carolyn Ary has been deaf all her life. She recently had a hearing aid transplant and is now able to hear sound for the first time. ...
Three arrested for drugs in Izard (05/24/02)
A search and seizure of illegal drugs conducted by law enforcement officers and agents of the 14th and 16th Judicial Drug Task Force resulted in the arrest of an Izard County woman May 14. Horseshoe Bend officers stopped Sherrie Kirkhart in Horseshoe Bend as officers conducted a surveillance of her and Michael Kirkhart's residence at 120 Honeysuckle Lane in Franklin.A large amount of suspected methamphetamine was found in Kirkhart's possession. ...
Everett, Crawford win re-election (05/24/02)
Incumbent Fulton County Judge Curren Everett held off a challenge from John Rex Hall by an overwhelming margin in Tuesday's Democratic primary election.In complete but unofficial totals, Everett received 1,376 votes (67 percent) to Hall's 677."I want to thank the voters of Fulton County for their support," Everett said. ...
Court approves camera purchase to assist divers (05/24/02)
The Fulton County Quorum Court passed an ordinance May 13 to appropriate $463.42 to search and rescue from the county general fund so the sheriff's office can purchase a camera that can be used underwater to help locate drowning victims.Judge Curren Everett said the camera would help rescue workers during emergency situations on the Spring River. ...
Woman kills rabid skunk (05/24/02)
A rabid skunk is no match for a hammer-wielding grandma.Willie Rogers, 74, took quick action after she was bitten in the foot by a rabid skunk Jan. 7 behind her rural Viola home.That afternoon Rogers was repairing the wire fence around her chicken yard after noticing that a wild animal she assumes was the skunk had dug under the wire and was killing chickens."All of a sudden one just came up and bit me on the foot," she recalls.She was holding a sledge hammer in one hand. ...
Couch School (05/24/02)
COUCH SCHOOL - During regular session of the Couch School Board May 14, school board members were informed that the school has received a $94,502 renovation grant. The grant will be used to install a new air and heating system in the high school building and to replace windows and doors in the building with more energy efficient models. ...
Robinson challenges Berry in First District (05/24/02)
Voters have come to expect the unexpected from Tommy Robinson, the former 2nd District congressman who is challenging Rep. Marion Berry (D) in the November general election.Even in his own house."I didn't even tell my wife until the day I filed," he said in a recent campaign stop in Salem.Robinson, 60, said the Democratic Party orchestrated a cross-over campaign that cost him the election in his Republican primary race for governor against Sheffield Nelson in 1990. ...
Everett, Crawford win re-election (05/24/02)
Incumbent Fulton County Judge Curren Everett held off a challenge from John Rex Hall by an overwhelming margin in Tuesday's Democratic primary election.In complete but unofficial totals, Everett received 1,376 votes (67 percent) to Hall's 677."I want to thank the voters of Fulton County for their support," Everett said. ...
Court approves camera purchase to assist divers (05/24/02)
The Fulton County Quorum Court passed an ordinance May 13 to appropriate $463.42 to search and rescue from the county general fund so the sheriff's office can purchase a camera that can be used underwater to help locate drowning victims.Judge Curren Everett said the camera would help rescue workers during emergency situations on the Spring River. ...
School Board position open at Koshkonong (05/24/02)
KOSHKONONG -- A school board position is currently open on the Koshkonong School Board due to the resignation of one of the school board members.According to Koshkonong Superintendent James McLeod, the Rev. David Meade resigned at the May 13 school board meeting. ...
Three arrested for drugs in Izard (05/24/02)
A search and seizure of illegal drugs conducted by law enforcement officers and agents of the 14th and 16th Judicial Drug Task Force resulted in the arrest of an Izard County woman May 14. Horseshoe Bend officers stopped Sherrie Kirkhart in Horseshoe Bend as officers conducted a surveillance of her and Michael Kirkhart's residence at 120 Honeysuckle Lane in Franklin.A large amount of suspected methamphetamine was found in Kirkhart's possession. ...
Community pulls together for Carolyn (05/24/02)
THAYER -- Family and friends have joined forces to help a local woman who recently heard the sounds of life for the first time. Carolyn Ary has been deaf all her life. She recently had a hearing aid transplant and is now able to hear sound for the first time. ...
McFann awarded honorable mention (05/24/02)
Thayer High School senior Sara McFann has been selected an Honorable Mention student in the 2002 Missouri Scholars 100, a statewide program that honors 100 of Missouri's top academic students in the graduating class of 2002. The announcement was made by Kevin Hedden, principal at Thayer High School, during Awards Day on May 10.Missouri Scholars 100 is a program sponsored by the Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals. ...
McFann awarded honorable mention (05/24/02)
Thayer High School senior Sara McFann has been selected an Honorable Mention student in the 2002 Missouri Scholars 100, a statewide program that honors 100 of Missouri's top academic students in the graduating class of 2002. The announcement was made by Kevin Hedden, principal at Thayer High School, during Awards Day on May 10.Missouri Scholars 100 is a program sponsored by the Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals. ...
Futch reaches Judan (05/24/02)
A lifetime of involvement in martial arts has taken Curtis Futch to a level that few achieve Judan, which is a 10th degree black belt, the highest such level to be held.Futch, grandmaster of the Mighty Warriors Dojo in Franklin, was awarded the honor on May 11.Forty years of dedication and patience helped Futch through the 10 colored belts to get to the black belt level, and then the 10 levels required to obtain Judan.The state of Arkansas claims only two 10th degree black belt holders, Futch and Tom Hunnicutt, who is the founder and supreme advisor of the Ozark Karate Association, of which Futch currently serves as president.Futch is a four-time member of the Martial Arts Hall of Fame, which is an international organization and lists such luminaries as Wesley Snipes and Jackie Chan among its ranks.In addition to being recognized as the founder of a style known as American Freestyle Kempo, Futch teaches martial arts at the Mighty Warriors Dojo in Franklin and has satellite schools in Jonesboro, Mountain Home, South Dakota and Florida.Part of the dojo's purpose is to help provide food to the needy via The Bridge Over Troubled Waters in Franklin.The dojo, along with the Ozark Mountain Karate Association, has held an annual tournament for the past nine years to help out with this cause.This year's tournament held in Violet Hill on April 27 raised 425 containers of food.The United States Marine Corps has honored Futch by awarding him a plaque for his community service.. ...
Boat prep key to early season fun (05/24/02)
With a mild winter behind them and a warm spring well under way, Missouri anglers are in action on the state's lakes, rivers and streams.As the days become even more inviting, boaters and fishermen will line up at boat ramps to enjoy lake and river outings. ...
Boat prep key to early season fun (05/24/02)
With a mild winter behind them and a warm spring well under way, Missouri anglers are in action on the state's lakes, rivers and streams.As the days become even more inviting, boaters and fishermen will line up at boat ramps to enjoy lake and river outings. ...
Futch reaches Judan (05/24/02)
A lifetime of involvement in martial arts has taken Curtis Futch to a level that few achieve Judan, which is a 10th degree black belt, the highest such level to be held.Futch, grandmaster of the Mighty Warriors Dojo in Franklin, was awarded the honor on May 11.Forty years of dedication and patience helped Futch through the 10 colored belts to get to the black belt level, and then the 10 levels required to obtain Judan.The state of Arkansas claims only two 10th degree black belt holders, Futch and Tom Hunnicutt, who is the founder and supreme advisor of the Ozark Karate Association, of which Futch currently serves as president.Futch is a four-time member of the Martial Arts Hall of Fame, which is an international organization and lists such luminaries as Wesley Snipes and Jackie Chan among its ranks.In addition to being recognized as the founder of a style known as American Freestyle Kempo, Futch teaches martial arts at the Mighty Warriors Dojo in Franklin and has satellite schools in Jonesboro, Mountain Home, South Dakota and Florida.Part of the dojo's purpose is to help provide food to the needy via The Bridge Over Troubled Waters in Franklin.The dojo, along with the Ozark Mountain Karate Association, has held an annual tournament for the past nine years to help out with this cause.This year's tournament held in Violet Hill on April 27 raised 425 containers of food.The United States Marine Corps has honored Futch by awarding him a plaque for his community service.. ...
Vores to mark 60 years (05/24/02)
June 5 marks the 60th wedding anniversary of George and Anna Vore of Ash Flat. George Thomas Vore Jr. and Anna Laura Dark were married June 5, 1942, at Fort Smith. The wedding was performed by George Vore Sr. with other family members present.George was born June 8, 1919, in Coalinga, Calif. ...
Vores to mark 60 years (05/24/02)
June 5 marks the 60th wedding anniversary of George and Anna Vore of Ash Flat. George Thomas Vore Jr. and Anna Laura Dark were married June 5, 1942, at Fort Smith. The wedding was performed by George Vore Sr. with other family members present.George was born June 8, 1919, in Coalinga, Calif. ...
Stanley, Hanson to wed (05/24/02)
Mr. and Mrs. Mike Stanley of Highland have announced the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Ruth Anna Stanley, to Abram John Hanson of Stewartville, Minn., son of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Hanson of Stewartville.The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. ...
Wilson, Castor to unite in marriage (05/24/02)
Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey Wilson of Cherokee Village have announced the engagement of their daughter, Amber Sharae, to J.R. Castor, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Roy Castor of Evening Shade.The bride-elect is a 2001 honor graduate of Highland High School. She is a student in the Honors College at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway. ...
Stanley, Hanson to wed (05/24/02)
Mr. and Mrs. Mike Stanley of Highland have announced the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Ruth Anna Stanley, to Abram John Hanson of Stewartville, Minn., son of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Hanson of Stewartville.The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. ...
Wilson, Castor to unite in marriage (05/24/02)
Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey Wilson of Cherokee Village have announced the engagement of their daughter, Amber Sharae, to J.R. Castor, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Roy Castor of Evening Shade.The bride-elect is a 2001 honor graduate of Highland High School. She is a student in the Honors College at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway. ...
From my Front Porch (05/24/02)
I must be doing something right because three out of four Madden children agree that asking mom to go on a school outing isn't such a bad idea. The one exception is my 14-year-old daughter who would rather wear hand-me-downs than be seen with her totally uncool mom.The first school trip I was allowed to make was one to Six Flags over St. ...
Boldly Going Nowhere (05/24/02)
I had a remarkable dream one night a few years ago where I was standing naked in front of a full-length mirror as a powerful voice announced: "You were So-and-so in a previous life." So-and-so was actually the name of a fairly famous character of the Old West in the late 1800s, but I'll keep that identity to myself for now...
Boldly Going Nowhere (05/24/02)
I had a remarkable dream one night a few years ago where I was standing naked in front of a full-length mirror as a powerful voice announced: "You were So-and-so in a previous life." So-and-so was actually the name of a fairly famous character of the Old West in the late 1800s, but I'll keep that identity to myself for now...
From my Front Porch (05/24/02)
I must be doing something right because three out of four Madden children agree that asking mom to go on a school outing isn't such a bad idea. The one exception is my 14-year-old daughter who would rather wear hand-me-downs than be seen with her totally uncool mom.The first school trip I was allowed to make was one to Six Flags over St. ...