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Stories from Friday, June 21, 2002

Search continues for missing man (06/21/02)
Search teams are still looking for Dr. Jerry Hitt of Rogers.Helicopters, dogs, underwater cameras and divers have joined in as the search continues for Hitt who reportedly fell overboard June 14 during a fishing trip on the White River.It is believed another person was with Hitt about two miles upstream from Calico Rock, and a group from Rogers was in a second boat farther upstream, according to Izard County Dispatcher Bob Simonsick.Bull Shoals and Norfork dams were closed by the Corps of Engineers June 14 and will remain shut until Hitt is found, according to Simonsick.Divers from the Arkansas Game and Fish dive team and from Izard and Baxter counties have assisted Izard County law enforcement officers with the search.Fulton County Deputy Paul Martin said deputies Carrol Traw and James Humphrey had used the county's recently purchased underwater surveillance camera two days in the search.Simonsick said rescue workers have been combing the river and shoreline until 2 a.m. ...
Firefighters ask court for sales tax (06/21/02)
Firefighters from rural fire departments in Fulton County filled the courtroom June 10 making their appeal to the Fulton County Quorum Court to place a 1/2-cent county-wide sales tax on the November ballot.Scott Hollo-way, chief of the Morriston Fire Department, told the quorum court that fire departments are faced with the age-old problem of inadequate funding.In the last several years, the number of rural fire departments in the county has increased from two to eight. ...
Sharp approves adding turnback money to county general (06/21/02)
Despite indications last month that Sharp County's financial woes might be improving, Sharp County Judge Harold Crawford asked the quorum court at the June 10 meeting to reappropriate the percentage of sales tax currently going to the road fund. Currently 65 percent of state turnback money goes to the road department and 35 percent goes to county general. ...
Cave City police capture fugitive wanted by FBI (06/21/02)
A suspect hunted by the FBI fled the scene on foot after officers with the Cave City Police Department conducted a traffic stop June 15. Several grams of rock and powder cocaine, a five-pound bundle of compressed marijuana, assorted prescription pills, a loaded 9-millimeter semiautomatic pistol and over $1,300 in cash were confiscated during the stop near Subway in Cave City...
UniFirst to close doors in Cave City, lay off 185 workers (06/21/02)
Unifirst Corporation in Cave City announced June 11 the planned closing of its 62,000-square-foot manufacturing facility. The closing will result in the layoff of approximately 185 employees by Aug. 30. Unifirst began production in 1990 and manufactured uniform dress shirts, work shirts and knit shirts.Unifirst General Manager Gary Nelson said the closing was a result of general economic conditions and the financial impact on the company running three manufacturing plants at a time of reduced demand. ...
Lambert trial delayed (06/21/02)
Third Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Stewart Lambert, his son, Zachary, and John Thurman did not appear in Sharp County Circuit Court June 17 as expected. Stewart Lambert was scheduled for arraignment and the younger Lambert and Thurman were scheduled to appear in court for a jury trial. ...
Oregon County included in farmers' market program (06/21/02)
OREGON COUNTY -- Senior citizens in Oregon County age 60 or older who meet income guidelines may now fill out an application to receive, free of charge, coupons that can be used at farmers' markets.According to Oregon County Health Department Women's, Infants', Children's (WIC) Director Sharon Wrenfrow, this is the first year for the program and Oregon County is among only nine counties in the state where the program is being offered.Wrenfrow said seniors in the county must have an annual income at or below the federal poverty guidelines: $16,391 for an individual or $22,089 for a household of two. ...
Cave City police capture fugitive wanted by FBI (06/21/02)
A suspect hunted by the FBI fled the scene on foot after officers with the Cave City Police Department conducted a traffic stop June 15. Several grams of rock and powder cocaine, a five-pound bundle of compressed marijuana, assorted prescription pills, a loaded 9-millimeter semiautomatic pistol and over $1,300 in cash were confiscated during the stop near Subway in Cave City...
Lambert trial delayed (06/21/02)
Third Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Stewart Lambert, his son, Zachary, and John Thurman did not appear in Sharp County Circuit Court June 17 as expected. Stewart Lambert was scheduled for arraignment and the younger Lambert and Thurman were scheduled to appear in court for a jury trial. ...
Sharp approves adding turnback money to county general (06/21/02)
Despite indications last month that Sharp County's financial woes might be improving, Sharp County Judge Harold Crawford asked the quorum court at the June 10 meeting to reappropriate the percentage of sales tax currently going to the road fund. Currently 65 percent of state turnback money goes to the road department and 35 percent goes to county general. ...
Firefighters ask court for sales tax (06/21/02)
Firefighters from rural fire departments in Fulton County filled the courtroom June 10 making their appeal to the Fulton County Quorum Court to place a 1/2-cent county-wide sales tax on the November ballot.Scott Hollo-way, chief of the Morriston Fire Department, told the quorum court that fire departments are faced with the age-old problem of inadequate funding.In the last several years, the number of rural fire departments in the county has increased from two to eight. ...
Search continues for missing man (06/21/02)
Search teams are still looking for Dr. Jerry Hitt of Rogers.Helicopters, dogs, underwater cameras and divers have joined in as the search continues for Hitt who reportedly fell overboard June 14 during a fishing trip on the White River.It is believed another person was with Hitt about two miles upstream from Calico Rock, and a group from Rogers was in a second boat farther upstream, according to Izard County Dispatcher Bob Simonsick.Bull Shoals and Norfork dams were closed by the Corps of Engineers June 14 and will remain shut until Hitt is found, according to Simonsick.Divers from the Arkansas Game and Fish dive team and from Izard and Baxter counties have assisted Izard County law enforcement officers with the search.Fulton County Deputy Paul Martin said deputies Carrol Traw and James Humphrey had used the county's recently purchased underwater surveillance camera two days in the search.Simonsick said rescue workers have been combing the river and shoreline until 2 a.m. ...
Oregon County included in farmers' market program (06/21/02)
OREGON COUNTY -- Senior citizens in Oregon County age 60 or older who meet income guidelines may now fill out an application to receive, free of charge, coupons that can be used at farmers' markets.According to Oregon County Health Department Women's, Infants', Children's (WIC) Director Sharon Wrenfrow, this is the first year for the program and Oregon County is among only nine counties in the state where the program is being offered.Wrenfrow said seniors in the county must have an annual income at or below the federal poverty guidelines: $16,391 for an individual or $22,089 for a household of two. ...
UniFirst to close doors in Cave City, lay off 185 workers (06/21/02)
Unifirst Corporation in Cave City announced June 11 the planned closing of its 62,000-square-foot manufacturing facility. The closing will result in the layoff of approximately 185 employees by Aug. 30. Unifirst began production in 1990 and manufactured uniform dress shirts, work shirts and knit shirts.Unifirst General Manager Gary Nelson said the closing was a result of general economic conditions and the financial impact on the company running three manufacturing plants at a time of reduced demand. ...
Poachers shell out hefty fines for spring turkey violations (06/21/02)
Citizen involvement was the secret weapon that enabled conservation agents to catch dozens of poachers violating turkey hunting regulations before and during this year's spring turkey season. The net result was more than $16,000 in fines.Hunters who were tired of having poachers steal wild turkeys by illegal and unsporting means planted the seed for the operation. ...
AGFC taking steps to prevent disease from affecting deer herd (06/21/02)
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is taking steps to stop chronic wasting disease from entering the state.The AGFC recently passed a law making it illegal to import, ship, transport or carry into the state by any means any live member of the cervid family, including but not limited to white-tailed deer and elk."If this disease entered the state, deer management as we know it would change dramatically," said Donny Harris, AGFC's chief of wildlife management, "Our goal then would be to eliminate infected herds," he added.Chronic wasting disease, or CWD, is a nervous system disease that has been observed in deer and elk in Colorado, Nebraska, Wisconsin, South Dakota, Kansas, Montana and Oklahoma. ...
Poachers shell out hefty fines for spring turkey violations (06/21/02)
Citizen involvement was the secret weapon that enabled conservation agents to catch dozens of poachers violating turkey hunting regulations before and during this year's spring turkey season. The net result was more than $16,000 in fines.Hunters who were tired of having poachers steal wild turkeys by illegal and unsporting means planted the seed for the operation. ...
AGFC taking steps to prevent disease from affecting deer herd (06/21/02)
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is taking steps to stop chronic wasting disease from entering the state.The AGFC recently passed a law making it illegal to import, ship, transport or carry into the state by any means any live member of the cervid family, including but not limited to white-tailed deer and elk."If this disease entered the state, deer management as we know it would change dramatically," said Donny Harris, AGFC's chief of wildlife management, "Our goal then would be to eliminate infected herds," he added.Chronic wasting disease, or CWD, is a nervous system disease that has been observed in deer and elk in Colorado, Nebraska, Wisconsin, South Dakota, Kansas, Montana and Oklahoma. ...
Jaiden Elisabeth Grindley (06/21/02)
James and Lola Grindley have announced the birth of their daughter, Jaiden Elisabeth, April 30, 2002, at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. She weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces.Grandparents are David and Teresa Grindley of Sherwood, and the late Gary Barker and Patricia Cantrell Cole.Great-grandparents are Ron and Linda Grindley of Kansas City, Mo., Mr. ...
Daily surprised with 80th (06/21/02)
A surprise birthday party was held June 8 at the Old Hardy Gym to honor Nina Daily on her 80th birthday.Daily was born and raised in Hardy and returned to retire several years ago. She has three sons -- Charles Daily, Marion Daily and Randy Daily.
Daily surprised with 80th (06/21/02)
A surprise birthday party was held June 8 at the Old Hardy Gym to honor Nina Daily on her 80th birthday.Daily was born and raised in Hardy and returned to retire several years ago. She has three sons -- Charles Daily, Marion Daily and Randy Daily.
Jaiden Elisabeth Grindley (06/21/02)
James and Lola Grindley have announced the birth of their daughter, Jaiden Elisabeth, April 30, 2002, at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. She weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces.Grandparents are David and Teresa Grindley of Sherwood, and the late Gary Barker and Patricia Cantrell Cole.Great-grandparents are Ron and Linda Grindley of Kansas City, Mo., Mr. ...
Cheffey, Herrman slate July 4 nuptials (06/21/02)
Joe and Freda Johnson of Alton, Mo., and Don Cheffey of Springfield, Mo. have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Shelley Dawn Cheffey, to Michael James Herrman, son of Armin and Linda Herrman of Hartville, Mo. The couple will be married at 5 p.m. July 4 at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Mansfield, Mo. All family and friends are invited to attend...
Cheffey, Herrman slate July 4 nuptials (06/21/02)
Joe and Freda Johnson of Alton, Mo., and Don Cheffey of Springfield, Mo. have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Shelley Dawn Cheffey, to Michael James Herrman, son of Armin and Linda Herrman of Hartville, Mo. The couple will be married at 5 p.m. July 4 at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Mansfield, Mo. All family and friends are invited to attend...
Conleys to celebrate 25th anniversary (06/21/02)
On June 10 Jim and Meda Conley celebrated their 25th anniversary. A reception will be held June 23 from 2 to 4 p.m. in their home at 438 South 9th St. in Thayer. All family and friends are invited. The reception will be hosted by Crissie Conley, Donna Ivey, Kathy Elliot, Amanda Elliot, Amber Elliott and Pam Dees.The couple was married June 10, 1977, at the home of Charles and Jean Phenix in Thayer...
Turners to mark 50th anniversary (06/21/02)
James and Jean Turner of Viola will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary from 2 to 6 p.m. June 22 at First Baptist Church in ViolaThe couple requests no gifts.
Turners to mark 50th anniversary (06/21/02)
James and Jean Turner of Viola will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary from 2 to 6 p.m. June 22 at First Baptist Church in ViolaThe couple requests no gifts.
Conleys to celebrate 25th anniversary (06/21/02)
On June 10 Jim and Meda Conley celebrated their 25th anniversary. A reception will be held June 23 from 2 to 4 p.m. in their home at 438 South 9th St. in Thayer. All family and friends are invited. The reception will be hosted by Crissie Conley, Donna Ivey, Kathy Elliot, Amanda Elliot, Amber Elliott and Pam Dees.The couple was married June 10, 1977, at the home of Charles and Jean Phenix in Thayer...
Boldly Going Nowhere (06/21/02)
According to Johnny Chucklehead, the fictitious name of a friend of mine who sends me jokes on occasion, the book of Genesis is missing a few details. When Adam was hanging around the Garden of Eden, feeling a bit lonely, God decided to create a companion for him called woman...
A Girl On A Mission (06/21/02)
"We, the jury, having found the defendant guilty of sexual abuse in the first degree," were probably bittersweet words to the victim who was age 7 when the assault to her little body and mind occurred. Justice to the victim came 10 years later. The accused tried to twist the facts in the courtroom to gain the sympathy of the jurors, the prosecuting attorney said. He tried to put a spin on the case to make it look like the 7-year-old child was the aggressor...
A Girl On A Mission (06/21/02)
"We, the jury, having found the defendant guilty of sexual abuse in the first degree," were probably bittersweet words to the victim who was age 7 when the assault to her little body and mind occurred. Justice to the victim came 10 years later. The accused tried to twist the facts in the courtroom to gain the sympathy of the jurors, the prosecuting attorney said. He tried to put a spin on the case to make it look like the 7-year-old child was the aggressor...
Boldly Going Nowhere (06/21/02)
According to Johnny Chucklehead, the fictitious name of a friend of mine who sends me jokes on occasion, the book of Genesis is missing a few details. When Adam was hanging around the Garden of Eden, feeling a bit lonely, God decided to create a companion for him called woman...