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Stories from Thursday, June 27, 2002

RELAY FOR LIFE (06/27/02)
FIRST LAP: Cancer survivors kick off the Fulton County Relay for Life event June 21 by taking the first lap of the relay. Salem Chamber of Commerce President Hans Oliver said over $19,000 was raised for the fight against the disease. The relay was at Salem Baseball Field...
Back to School Fair set for Aug. 6 at Alton Elementary (06/27/02)
OREGON COUNTY -- Ozark Action Inc. (OAI) is conducting a Back to School Fair in August and it will cover five counties including Oregon County. According to an OAI spokesperson, the goal of the program is to supply low-income children in grades kindergarten through sixth grade with school supplies they are required to provide themselves...
Ranchers provide planes to fight Colorado wildfires (06/27/02)
One of the two aircraft, a Twin Engine Piper Seneca III, currently being used as air attack command centers in the Missionary Ridge wild fire near Durango, Colo., is owned by local ranchers Don and Lori Benedict of Sturkie. Thousands of acres are on fire and hundreds of homes have been evacuated as a result of the fire...
Man murdered at Agnos home (06/27/02)
An Agnos man was found murdered in his home in Agnos late Monday night. The body of Russell Fisk, 66, was discovered at his home located at 162 Strawberry Lane by his great nephew. Kelly Garner, Fisk's niece, said her son found Fisk dead around 11 p.m. June 24. Her son ran out of the home to get help after discovering the body, Garner said...
Salem board notes summer improvements (06/27/02)
Salem Superintendent Bob Foster and the Salem School Board discussed improvements being done over the summer at the meeting June 17. Foster noted the new ceiling tile had been installed in the high school offices and building hallways and the high school lighting renovation project is finished...
Judge signs order to hold suspect in mental hospital (06/27/02)
Circuit Judge John Dan Kemp signed a commitment order June 3 for Janet Lynn Shaver, the suspect charged with first degree murder of Gerald Shaver in Fulton County, to remain in custody of the Department of Human Services for an additional 10 months until the defendant regains her fitness to proceed with court hearings...
Legislation names Fox Trotter top horse in state (06/27/02)
MISSOURI -- Gov. Bob Holden signed legislation earlier this month making the Missouri Fox Trotting Horse the officials state horse and Missouri Fox Trotting Horse Breed Association President Darrell Strain of Alton said he was very appreciative of the governor's signature on the legislation...
Fisherman's body recovered from White River (06/27/02)
After a search was conducted on land, in water and by air the body of a physician from Rogers was recovered June 19 in the White River. Dr. Jerry Hitt's body was found by a fisherman at approximately 10:30 a.m. about four miles downstream from the Calico Rock bridge crossing the river...
Thayer July 4th fun told (06/27/02)
THAYER -- The Thayer Chamber of Commerce will again this year hold an Independence Day celebration July 4 at the Thayer Football Field. The day will begin with a car show at Thayer High School from noon until 4 p.m. Activities including games, food and give-aways will start at the football field at 5 p.m. A break for patriotic music will be at 5:30 p.m. and the SEMO Skydivers will make their first jump between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m...
Retirees honored at Couch (06/27/02)
COUCH SCHOOL -- Two employees retired at the end of the school year at Couch School and the staff and students at the school said they would like to show their appreciation. "Thank you, Tom Garrison for 34 years of service to Couch School as a bus driver, your dedication to the students and district is sincerely appreciated," the Couch R-I staff and students said. ...
Janet Huckabee helps clean up Spring River (06/27/02)
Arkansas' First Lady Janet Huckabee helped to get the trash out of the Spring River as part of this year's Spring River Cleanup canoe float. Over 40 volunteers, including Huckabee, her campaign manager, employees of Arkansas State Parks and Tourism, Game and Fish, and other state and federal agencies took part, floating from Dam 3 in Mammoth Spring to Many Islands Campground. ...
Leaving the scene charges filed charges filed (06/27/02)
THAYER -- A Bloomfield, Mo., man will face the charges of leaving the scene of an accident and careless and imprudent driving. According to officers with Troop G of the Missouri Highway Patrol, the accident happened June 18, 10 miles east of Thayer on Highway 142 East at 3 a.m...
Leaving the scene charges filed charges filed (06/27/02)
THAYER -- A Bloomfield, Mo., man will face the charges of leaving the scene of an accident and careless and imprudent driving. According to officers with Troop G of the Missouri Highway Patrol, the accident happened June 18, 10 miles east of Thayer on Highway 142 East at 3 a.m...
Janet Huckabee helps clean up Spring River (06/27/02)
Arkansas' First Lady Janet Huckabee helped to get the trash out of the Spring River as part of this year's Spring River Cleanup canoe float. Over 40 volunteers, including Huckabee, her campaign manager, employees of Arkansas State Parks and Tourism, Game and Fish, and other state and federal agencies took part, floating from Dam 3 in Mammoth Spring to Many Islands Campground. ...
Retirees honored at Couch (06/27/02)
COUCH SCHOOL -- Two employees retired at the end of the school year at Couch School and the staff and students at the school said they would like to show their appreciation. "Thank you, Tom Garrison for 34 years of service to Couch School as a bus driver, your dedication to the students and district is sincerely appreciated," the Couch R-I staff and students said. ...
Man murdered at Agnos home (06/27/02)
An Agnos man was found murdered in his home in Agnos late Monday night. The body of Russell Fisk, 66, was discovered at his home located at 162 Strawberry Lane by his great nephew. Kelly Garner, Fisk's niece, said her son found Fisk dead around 11 p.m. June 24. Her son ran out of the home to get help after discovering the body, Garner said...
Thayer July 4th fun told (06/27/02)
THAYER -- The Thayer Chamber of Commerce will again this year hold an Independence Day celebration July 4 at the Thayer Football Field. The day will begin with a car show at Thayer High School from noon until 4 p.m. Activities including games, food and give-aways will start at the football field at 5 p.m. A break for patriotic music will be at 5:30 p.m. and the SEMO Skydivers will make their first jump between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m...
Fisherman's body recovered from White River (06/27/02)
After a search was conducted on land, in water and by air the body of a physician from Rogers was recovered June 19 in the White River. Dr. Jerry Hitt's body was found by a fisherman at approximately 10:30 a.m. about four miles downstream from the Calico Rock bridge crossing the river...
Legislation names Fox Trotter top horse in state (06/27/02)
MISSOURI -- Gov. Bob Holden signed legislation earlier this month making the Missouri Fox Trotting Horse the officials state horse and Missouri Fox Trotting Horse Breed Association President Darrell Strain of Alton said he was very appreciative of the governor's signature on the legislation...
Judge signs order to hold suspect in mental hospital (06/27/02)
Circuit Judge John Dan Kemp signed a commitment order June 3 for Janet Lynn Shaver, the suspect charged with first degree murder of Gerald Shaver in Fulton County, to remain in custody of the Department of Human Services for an additional 10 months until the defendant regains her fitness to proceed with court hearings...
Back to School Fair set for Aug. 6 at Alton Elementary (06/27/02)
OREGON COUNTY -- Ozark Action Inc. (OAI) is conducting a Back to School Fair in August and it will cover five counties including Oregon County. According to an OAI spokesperson, the goal of the program is to supply low-income children in grades kindergarten through sixth grade with school supplies they are required to provide themselves...
Ranchers provide planes to fight Colorado wildfires (06/27/02)
One of the two aircraft, a Twin Engine Piper Seneca III, currently being used as air attack command centers in the Missionary Ridge wild fire near Durango, Colo., is owned by local ranchers Don and Lori Benedict of Sturkie. Thousands of acres are on fire and hundreds of homes have been evacuated as a result of the fire...
Salem board notes summer improvements (06/27/02)
Salem Superintendent Bob Foster and the Salem School Board discussed improvements being done over the summer at the meeting June 17. Foster noted the new ceiling tile had been installed in the high school offices and building hallways and the high school lighting renovation project is finished...
RELAY FOR LIFE (06/27/02)
FIRST LAP: Cancer survivors kick off the Fulton County Relay for Life event June 21 by taking the first lap of the relay. Salem Chamber of Commerce President Hans Oliver said over $19,000 was raised for the fight against the disease. The relay was at Salem Baseball Field...
Area native graduates from Coe College (06/27/02)
CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA -- Andrea Hamilton of Salem was awarded a bachelor's degree with a major in religion and a minor in speech communication at Coe College May 19.Dr. George Campbell Jr., president of The Cooper Union for Advancement of Science and Art in New York, N.Y. addressed 248 graduates in Coe's class of 2002 on the topic of "Leadership, Responsibility, and the New World Order."Coe is a four-year liberal arts college located in Cedar Rapids...
Area native graduates from Coe College (06/27/02)
CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA -- Andrea Hamilton of Salem was awarded a bachelor's degree with a major in religion and a minor in speech communication at Coe College May 19.Dr. George Campbell Jr., president of The Cooper Union for Advancement of Science and Art in New York, N.Y. addressed 248 graduates in Coe's class of 2002 on the topic of "Leadership, Responsibility, and the New World Order."Coe is a four-year liberal arts college located in Cedar Rapids...
James River paddlefish wind up in hot water (06/27/02)
Hot weather and a drop in the water level in the James River below Lake Springfield contributed to the death of 88 paddlefish, according to the Missouri Department of Conservation.An angler alerted the Conservation Department June 4 after seeing dead paddlefish, some of them four feet long, around the Missouri Department of Conservation's Tailwaters Access just below Lake Springfield's dam. ...
10th Annual Greyhound Classic set (06/27/02)
The 10th annual Greyhound Classic golf tournament is set for August 3 at Turkey Mountain Golf Course in Horseshoe Bend. The tournament is a two-person scramble beginning at 8 a.m. Entry fee is $50 per team. Prizes will be awarded to the top three places in four flights. ...
Fishermen should watch out for summer heat on water (06/27/02)
Summer is a time of relaxation, but this lazy time of year poses a few health hazards to outdoor enthusiasts -- including fishermen. The sun and alcohol top the list of dangers.Many fishermen will suffer from minor ailments such as sunburns, headaches and heat exhaustion if they do not protect themselves properly from the Arkansas heat. ...
Safety conscious boaters will be rewarded this July 4th weekend (06/27/02)
Safety conscious boaters and their young passengers this July 4th weekend will get a special reward from wildlife officers with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission."Wildlife officers will pass out puzzles or coupons for free fast food to kids under 12 years old that have on their lifejackets," said Major Bill Bridges, AGFC's assistant chief of enforcement.Beginning on July 4, wildlife officers on major waterways will be passing out the free items while supplies last. ...
10th Annual Greyhound Classic set (06/27/02)
The 10th annual Greyhound Classic golf tournament is set for August 3 at Turkey Mountain Golf Course in Horseshoe Bend. The tournament is a two-person scramble beginning at 8 a.m. Entry fee is $50 per team. Prizes will be awarded to the top three places in four flights. ...
Safety conscious boaters will be rewarded this July 4th weekend (06/27/02)
Safety conscious boaters and their young passengers this July 4th weekend will get a special reward from wildlife officers with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission."Wildlife officers will pass out puzzles or coupons for free fast food to kids under 12 years old that have on their lifejackets," said Major Bill Bridges, AGFC's assistant chief of enforcement.Beginning on July 4, wildlife officers on major waterways will be passing out the free items while supplies last. ...
Fishermen should watch out for summer heat on water (06/27/02)
Summer is a time of relaxation, but this lazy time of year poses a few health hazards to outdoor enthusiasts -- including fishermen. The sun and alcohol top the list of dangers.Many fishermen will suffer from minor ailments such as sunburns, headaches and heat exhaustion if they do not protect themselves properly from the Arkansas heat. ...
James River paddlefish wind up in hot water (06/27/02)
Hot weather and a drop in the water level in the James River below Lake Springfield contributed to the death of 88 paddlefish, according to the Missouri Department of Conservation.An angler alerted the Conservation Department June 4 after seeing dead paddlefish, some of them four feet long, around the Missouri Department of Conservation's Tailwaters Access just below Lake Springfield's dam. ...
Mason James Wilmans James Wilmans (06/27/02)
James and Lori Wilmans of Mountain Home have announced the birth of their son, Mason James Wilmans on April 30, 2002, at Baxter Regional Medical Center. He weighed eight pounds, seven ounces.Grandparents are Dale and Joan Hershburger of Mountain Home, and Francyne Zeigler also of Mountain Home.Great-grandparents are Margaret Roth of Mountain Home, Leala Hershburger-White of Iowa, and Edward and Ruth Zeigler of Salem...
Mason James Wilmans James Wilmans (06/27/02)
James and Lori Wilmans of Mountain Home have announced the birth of their son, Mason James Wilmans on April 30, 2002, at Baxter Regional Medical Center. He weighed eight pounds, seven ounces.Grandparents are Dale and Joan Hershburger of Mountain Home, and Francyne Zeigler also of Mountain Home.Great-grandparents are Margaret Roth of Mountain Home, Leala Hershburger-White of Iowa, and Edward and Ruth Zeigler of Salem...
O'Neill, Tesmer to exchange vows (06/27/02)
Mr. and Mrs. Terrence O'Neill of Crestwood, Ill., parents of Wendy Ann O'Neill, and Mr. and Mrs. David Tesmer of Horseshoe Bend, parents of Tony Lee Tesmer, have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their children at 3 p.m. July 5 at the Incarnation Catholic Church in Palos Heights, Ill.The bride-elect is a second grade teacher in Lake Villa, Ill. The prospective groom is a speech/language pathologist in Gurnee, Ill...
O'Neill, Tesmer to exchange vows (06/27/02)
Mr. and Mrs. Terrence O'Neill of Crestwood, Ill., parents of Wendy Ann O'Neill, and Mr. and Mrs. David Tesmer of Horseshoe Bend, parents of Tony Lee Tesmer, have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their children at 3 p.m. July 5 at the Incarnation Catholic Church in Palos Heights, Ill.The bride-elect is a second grade teacher in Lake Villa, Ill. The prospective groom is a speech/language pathologist in Gurnee, Ill...
Johnsons celebrate 50th anniversary (06/27/02)
Donald and Joan Johnson will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary June 29 with family and friends at Alton First Baptist Church from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Their children are Mark and Eva Johnson and family, and Randy and Sherrie Johnson and family. They have eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.Don and Joan were married June 28, 1952, at the home of the Rev. ...
Johnsons celebrate 50th anniversary (06/27/02)
Donald and Joan Johnson will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary June 29 with family and friends at Alton First Baptist Church from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Their children are Mark and Eva Johnson and family, and Randy and Sherrie Johnson and family. They have eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.Don and Joan were married June 28, 1952, at the home of the Rev. ...
Boldly Going Nowhere (06/27/02)
When it comes right down to it, democracy isn't fair. It allows the majority to dictate to the minority and creates an atmosphere whereby the most fervent advocates can get their way. The United States of America was created by a small group of male property owners who felt a democracy should consist only of male property owners. Over the ensuing years, others such as non-property owners, women, freed slaves and so forth were also allowed to vote and hold public office...
From my Front Porch (06/27/02)
I don't think there is any time of the year when the eating is better. Depending on what part of the country you're living in, you may already be harvesting fresh fruits and vegetables from your garden and eating meals fit for any king. If you don't happen to have your own garden there usually is a friendly neighbor who is more than happy to share his bounty or you can shop at your neighborhood farmer's market where you can find all the fresh produce you could possibly need or want...
From my Front Porch (06/27/02)
I don't think there is any time of the year when the eating is better. Depending on what part of the country you're living in, you may already be harvesting fresh fruits and vegetables from your garden and eating meals fit for any king. If you don't happen to have your own garden there usually is a friendly neighbor who is more than happy to share his bounty or you can shop at your neighborhood farmer's market where you can find all the fresh produce you could possibly need or want...
Boldly Going Nowhere (06/27/02)
When it comes right down to it, democracy isn't fair. It allows the majority to dictate to the minority and creates an atmosphere whereby the most fervent advocates can get their way. The United States of America was created by a small group of male property owners who felt a democracy should consist only of male property owners. Over the ensuing years, others such as non-property owners, women, freed slaves and so forth were also allowed to vote and hold public office...