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Stories from Thursday, July 11, 2002

Thayer SB approves vending contracts (07/11/02)
THAYER -- The Thayer School Board approved renewing the Workers Compensation Insurance from the CGU (PERM) Insurance Company at their June 13 school board meeting.In other board action the budget was amended and motions were made to approve the transfer of funds from operating to the capital projects fund and to approve the June cycle of Core Data.The resource officer program was approved for the 2002/03 school year and the Vocational and A+ programs were reviewed and the evaluations were approved.Changes to the high school handbook were presented by High School Principal Kevin Hedden and were approved for next school year by the school board members.Presentations were made to the board on vending contracts by representatives from Pepsi and Coca Cola. ...
Gov. Holden says SenioRx Program will save $ in future (07/11/02)
MISSOURI -- Gov. Bob Holden announced last week the launch of the Missouri SenioRx Program which the governor says will result in Missouri senior citizens receiving substantial savings on their prescription medications."Of the approximate 40,581 applications that have been received for the program, over 26,000 applications have been approved and are receiving notice of their status. ...
Couch FFA wins second (07/11/02)
Three members of the Couch FFA recently competed in the Agriculture Ag Literacy Contest. They were Leigh Etta Johnson, Jeff Bull and Rachel Burgard. The contest consisted of sending in a written plan and a videotaped presentation of the team teaching an elementary class a lesson on agriculture and its importance. ...
Agnos murder suspects transported to Fulton jail transported to Fulton jail (07/11/02)
After being charged with the murder of an Agnos man, two suspects, Timothy Est, 19, and Jessie Petty, 20, were transported to the Fulton County jail July 8. A third suspect, Billy Jack Wilson, 26, of Batesville was released from Independence County jail July 5 after he paid a reduced bond in the amount of $25,000, said Salem Police Chief Albert Roork.Two other suspects, Brian Keith Shankle, 18, and Bobby Woodrum, 18, were arrested June 27 at Boggy Landing near Elizabeth by the Arkansas State Police SWAT team and charged with capital murder for the death of Russell "Joe" Fisk who was found in his home with a belt wrapped around his neck. ...
Salem purchases first new firetruck (07/11/02)
For the first time in 22 years the city of Salem has purchased a new pumper firetruck. Firemen traveled to Baton Rouge, La., June 25 to pick up the truck from Ferra Fire Apparatus, said Fire Chief Heath Everett.The firetruck, which cost the city $118,535, is a rural responder built in a GMC two-door commercial chassis. ...
Oregon County farmers can now apply for Farm Bill help now apply for Farm Bill help (07/11/02)
OREGON COUNTY -- Oregon County farmers and ranchers can begin applying for assistance available through programs in the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 or the Farm Bill.According to officials with the Oregon County Conservation Service District office at Alton, the Farm Bill contains increased funding for environmental stewardship and conservation of working lands, ensuring that land remains both healthy and productive.They said local landowners will benefit from a portfolio of voluntary assistance including cost share, incentive payments and technical assistance.Some of the conservation programs addressed in the Farm Bill include: Environmental Quality Incentives Programs; Wetlands Reserve Program; Conservation Security Program; Farmland Protection Program; Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program; and the Resource Conservation and Development Program.The conservation officials said the Farm Bill also includes new initiatives that address challenges in water quality and quantity. ...
Teen-age violence addressed (07/11/02)
WEST PLAINS -- Approximately 145 sixth, seventh and eighth grade students and their sponsors from the south-central region of Missouri, including students from Couch School, attended a peer mediation training workshop in early June at Southwest Missouri State University in West Plains.The workshop in its third year is designed to teach students how to help their fellow students resolve conflicts without violence."In response to the present concern about teenage violence, many schools are implementing peer mediation programs, which teach resolution of conflicts through good communication techniques," explained Kay Garrett, assistant professor of communications at SMSU-WP and one of the workshop's organizers. ...
Councilman tries to set record straight (07/11/02)
Highland City Councilman Danny Grant, in what he called an attempt to clear up "coffee house rumors," presented a packet of information to the city council at the June 25 meeting. Councilmen David Harris and Danny Taylor told the council Grant had informed them he had run background checks on the city council members and told them he intended to sue four of the council members for defamation of character.Grant said he never claimed to have run background checks on the council members. ...
Couch kids go to Washington (07/11/02)
COUCH SCHOOL -- Five members of the Couch FFA Chapter attended the Washington Leadership Conference in the nation's capital June 11-16.Attending the conference were Kim Bray, Sara Hubbell, Tasha Combs, Rachel Burgard and Amanda Weist.According to Couch FFA Advisor Pam Proffitt who accompanied the students on the trip, the girls participated in the week long program that is designed to help FFA members improve their leadership skills. ...
Physician comes home to practice (07/11/02)
Dr. Tommy Taylor will join the internal medicine practice of Dr. Surinder Sra July 15, bringing the number of internal medicine physicians on the medical staff of Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System to four and increasing the overall medical staff to six physicians and three nurse practitioners.Taylor, who grew up in Mammoth Spring, said there was never any doubt where he would practice."I always planned on coming back," he said. ...
Couch FFA wins second (07/11/02)
Three members of the Couch FFA recently competed in the Agriculture Ag Literacy Contest. They were Leigh Etta Johnson, Jeff Bull and Rachel Burgard. The contest consisted of sending in a written plan and a videotaped presentation of the team teaching an elementary class a lesson on agriculture and its importance. ...
Teen-age violence addressed (07/11/02)
WEST PLAINS -- Approximately 145 sixth, seventh and eighth grade students and their sponsors from the south-central region of Missouri, including students from Couch School, attended a peer mediation training workshop in early June at Southwest Missouri State University in West Plains.The workshop in its third year is designed to teach students how to help their fellow students resolve conflicts without violence."In response to the present concern about teenage violence, many schools are implementing peer mediation programs, which teach resolution of conflicts through good communication techniques," explained Kay Garrett, assistant professor of communications at SMSU-WP and one of the workshop's organizers. ...
Oregon County farmers can now apply for Farm Bill help now apply for Farm Bill help (07/11/02)
OREGON COUNTY -- Oregon County farmers and ranchers can begin applying for assistance available through programs in the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 or the Farm Bill.According to officials with the Oregon County Conservation Service District office at Alton, the Farm Bill contains increased funding for environmental stewardship and conservation of working lands, ensuring that land remains both healthy and productive.They said local landowners will benefit from a portfolio of voluntary assistance including cost share, incentive payments and technical assistance.Some of the conservation programs addressed in the Farm Bill include: Environmental Quality Incentives Programs; Wetlands Reserve Program; Conservation Security Program; Farmland Protection Program; Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program; and the Resource Conservation and Development Program.The conservation officials said the Farm Bill also includes new initiatives that address challenges in water quality and quantity. ...
Salem purchases first new firetruck (07/11/02)
For the first time in 22 years the city of Salem has purchased a new pumper firetruck. Firemen traveled to Baton Rouge, La., June 25 to pick up the truck from Ferra Fire Apparatus, said Fire Chief Heath Everett.The firetruck, which cost the city $118,535, is a rural responder built in a GMC two-door commercial chassis. ...
Agnos murder suspects transported to Fulton jail transported to Fulton jail (07/11/02)
After being charged with the murder of an Agnos man, two suspects, Timothy Est, 19, and Jessie Petty, 20, were transported to the Fulton County jail July 8. A third suspect, Billy Jack Wilson, 26, of Batesville was released from Independence County jail July 5 after he paid a reduced bond in the amount of $25,000, said Salem Police Chief Albert Roork.Two other suspects, Brian Keith Shankle, 18, and Bobby Woodrum, 18, were arrested June 27 at Boggy Landing near Elizabeth by the Arkansas State Police SWAT team and charged with capital murder for the death of Russell "Joe" Fisk who was found in his home with a belt wrapped around his neck. ...
Thayer SB approves vending contracts (07/11/02)
THAYER -- The Thayer School Board approved renewing the Workers Compensation Insurance from the CGU (PERM) Insurance Company at their June 13 school board meeting.In other board action the budget was amended and motions were made to approve the transfer of funds from operating to the capital projects fund and to approve the June cycle of Core Data.The resource officer program was approved for the 2002/03 school year and the Vocational and A+ programs were reviewed and the evaluations were approved.Changes to the high school handbook were presented by High School Principal Kevin Hedden and were approved for next school year by the school board members.Presentations were made to the board on vending contracts by representatives from Pepsi and Coca Cola. ...
Gov. Holden says SenioRx Program will save $ in future (07/11/02)
MISSOURI -- Gov. Bob Holden announced last week the launch of the Missouri SenioRx Program which the governor says will result in Missouri senior citizens receiving substantial savings on their prescription medications."Of the approximate 40,581 applications that have been received for the program, over 26,000 applications have been approved and are receiving notice of their status. ...
Councilman tries to set record straight (07/11/02)
Highland City Councilman Danny Grant, in what he called an attempt to clear up "coffee house rumors," presented a packet of information to the city council at the June 25 meeting. Councilmen David Harris and Danny Taylor told the council Grant had informed them he had run background checks on the city council members and told them he intended to sue four of the council members for defamation of character.Grant said he never claimed to have run background checks on the council members. ...
Couch kids go to Washington (07/11/02)
COUCH SCHOOL -- Five members of the Couch FFA Chapter attended the Washington Leadership Conference in the nation's capital June 11-16.Attending the conference were Kim Bray, Sara Hubbell, Tasha Combs, Rachel Burgard and Amanda Weist.According to Couch FFA Advisor Pam Proffitt who accompanied the students on the trip, the girls participated in the week long program that is designed to help FFA members improve their leadership skills. ...
Physician comes home to practice (07/11/02)
Dr. Tommy Taylor will join the internal medicine practice of Dr. Surinder Sra July 15, bringing the number of internal medicine physicians on the medical staff of Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System to four and increasing the overall medical staff to six physicians and three nurse practitioners.Taylor, who grew up in Mammoth Spring, said there was never any doubt where he would practice."I always planned on coming back," he said. ...
Owens to mark 95th birthday (07/11/02)
The family of Ollie Owens of Union invite all friends and relatives to celebrate Owens' 95th birthday.The party will be from 2 to 4 p.m. July 13 at Mount Zion Baptist Church in Union.Ollie, born July 13, 1907, in Calico Rock, is the daughter of George and Mollie Matney Jennings. ...
Forrest, Carmichael, Lane graduate from basic training graduate from basic training (07/11/02)
Army Pvt. William C. Forrest and Army Pvt. Sara M. Lane have graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. Army Pvt. James D. Carmichael has graduated from basic military training at Fort Leonard Wood in Waynesville, Mo.During Forrest's and Lane's nine weeks of training they studied the Army mission and received instruction and practice in drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, physical fitness, basic first aid, and Army history, tradition and core values, along with special training in human relations.Forrest is the son of Donna Phillips of Ash Flat and Billy Forrest of Jonesboro.He is a 2001 graduate of Highland High School.Lane is the daughter of Jackie Risner of Myrtle, Mo., and is a 2001 graduate of Couch High School.During Carmichael's training, he received instruction in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history and traditions.He is the son of Christal Carmichael and grandson of Mary Adams, both of Ash Flat.. ...
Forrest, Carmichael, Lane graduate from basic training graduate from basic training (07/11/02)
Army Pvt. William C. Forrest and Army Pvt. Sara M. Lane have graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. Army Pvt. James D. Carmichael has graduated from basic military training at Fort Leonard Wood in Waynesville, Mo.During Forrest's and Lane's nine weeks of training they studied the Army mission and received instruction and practice in drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, physical fitness, basic first aid, and Army history, tradition and core values, along with special training in human relations.Forrest is the son of Donna Phillips of Ash Flat and Billy Forrest of Jonesboro.He is a 2001 graduate of Highland High School.Lane is the daughter of Jackie Risner of Myrtle, Mo., and is a 2001 graduate of Couch High School.During Carmichael's training, he received instruction in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history and traditions.He is the son of Christal Carmichael and grandson of Mary Adams, both of Ash Flat.. ...
Owens to mark 95th birthday (07/11/02)
The family of Ollie Owens of Union invite all friends and relatives to celebrate Owens' 95th birthday.The party will be from 2 to 4 p.m. July 13 at Mount Zion Baptist Church in Union.Ollie, born July 13, 1907, in Calico Rock, is the daughter of George and Mollie Matney Jennings. ...
Austin Davis riding to make motocross dreams come true (07/11/02)
Austin Davis of Ravenden is making his dreams come true in motocross racing.Davis, age 16, is the son of James and Michelle Davis, and has been racing for three years.Davis has consistently placed first or near the top of his racing events. He is the current title holder of last year's Arkansas/Missouri Championship and has competed in numerous events across Arkansas, Tennessee, Texas, Missouri and ran in the nation's second largest motocross event in Ponca City, Okla.A dream of turning professional has been a long--term goal for Davis. ...
Bull riders bust into Fulton County Fairgrounds (07/11/02)
The world's most dangerous sport, bull riding, pulled into the Fulton County Fairgrounds for a two--night stay on July 5 and 6.The Graddy Sales Super Bull Ride featured some of the top cowboys in the region squaring off for the $1,000 bonus given to the top rider, along with the valuable points that make up the overall championship standings.Under the guidance of the Arkansas Cowboy Association, each ride is given a score of 1--25 points based on cowboy ability, and 1--25 points based on the bull's ability. ...
Safety comes first when choosing where to water ski or wakeboard (07/11/02)
Water skiing and the growing popularity of wakeboarding are more fun if the boat driver and the skier both are assured that they are skiing in a safe area.Selecting a proper area is not hard.The old saying "out of sight, out of mind" applies here since many recreational boaters see only the surface of the water; they're usually not thinking what's below. ...
Cicadas are back, but not as many as 1998 (07/11/02)
Periodical cicadas, with voices that are capable of drowning out lawn mowers and making normal conversation impossible, are back. But their noise and the tree damage they cause won't be as severe as it was four years ago.Cicadas come in two varieties, annual and periodical. ...
Managed deer hunt application period now open in Missouri (07/11/02)
Missouri deer hunters will find the application process for managed deer hunts simple again this year. Applications are processed through the Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system or the Conservation Department's web page.From July 1 through Aug. ...
Austin Davis riding to make motocross dreams come true (07/11/02)
Austin Davis of Ravenden is making his dreams come true in motocross racing.Davis, age 16, is the son of James and Michelle Davis, and has been racing for three years.Davis has consistently placed first or near the top of his racing events. He is the current title holder of last year's Arkansas/Missouri Championship and has competed in numerous events across Arkansas, Tennessee, Texas, Missouri and ran in the nation's second largest motocross event in Ponca City, Okla.A dream of turning professional has been a long--term goal for Davis. ...
Bull riders bust into Fulton County Fairgrounds (07/11/02)
The world's most dangerous sport, bull riding, pulled into the Fulton County Fairgrounds for a two--night stay on July 5 and 6.The Graddy Sales Super Bull Ride featured some of the top cowboys in the region squaring off for the $1,000 bonus given to the top rider, along with the valuable points that make up the overall championship standings.Under the guidance of the Arkansas Cowboy Association, each ride is given a score of 1--25 points based on cowboy ability, and 1--25 points based on the bull's ability. ...
Safety comes first when choosing where to water ski or wakeboard (07/11/02)
Water skiing and the growing popularity of wakeboarding are more fun if the boat driver and the skier both are assured that they are skiing in a safe area.Selecting a proper area is not hard.The old saying "out of sight, out of mind" applies here since many recreational boaters see only the surface of the water; they're usually not thinking what's below. ...
Managed deer hunt application period now open in Missouri (07/11/02)
Missouri deer hunters will find the application process for managed deer hunts simple again this year. Applications are processed through the Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system or the Conservation Department's web page.From July 1 through Aug. ...
Cicadas are back, but not as many as 1998 (07/11/02)
Periodical cicadas, with voices that are capable of drowning out lawn mowers and making normal conversation impossible, are back. But their noise and the tree damage they cause won't be as severe as it was four years ago.Cicadas come in two varieties, annual and periodical. ...
Brickey, Hurst to wed (07/11/02)
Harry and Cherie Brickey of Salem have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Alecia Lynn Brickey, to Richard Allen Hurst, son of Robin Hurst of Salem, and Rick and Vickie Hurst of Bexar. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Delbert and Nellie Brickey of Batesville, and Harold and Lyndal Morris of Gamaliel. ...
Shannon, Grass to exchange vows (07/11/02)
Mike and Rhonda Shannon of Salem have announced the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Sarah Ashley Shannon, to Brad Wesley Grass, son of Larry and Lenisa Grass of Salem. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Lois and Ralph Kincaid of Salem, the late Haskel Bryant, Dorthy Shannon of Salem and the late Rand Shannon.Grandparents of the groom are Wes and Joan Cochran of Salem, and Joe and Lillian Grass of Camp.The wedding will be at 5 p.m. ...
Shannon, Grass to exchange vows (07/11/02)
Mike and Rhonda Shannon of Salem have announced the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Sarah Ashley Shannon, to Brad Wesley Grass, son of Larry and Lenisa Grass of Salem. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Lois and Ralph Kincaid of Salem, the late Haskel Bryant, Dorthy Shannon of Salem and the late Rand Shannon.Grandparents of the groom are Wes and Joan Cochran of Salem, and Joe and Lillian Grass of Camp.The wedding will be at 5 p.m. ...
Brickey, Hurst to wed (07/11/02)
Harry and Cherie Brickey of Salem have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Alecia Lynn Brickey, to Richard Allen Hurst, son of Robin Hurst of Salem, and Rick and Vickie Hurst of Bexar. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Delbert and Nellie Brickey of Batesville, and Harold and Lyndal Morris of Gamaliel. ...
From my Front Porch (07/11/02)
The other day I glanced outside my front door and lo' and behold, parked in front of my house was the biggest, greenest John Deere tractor I have ever seen. My first thought was sung to the tune from the old television program starring Eddie Albert and Eva Gabor. ...
Boldly Going Nowhere (07/11/02)
Profile Pattern Due to recent terrorist events, airport security has been beefed up to the point where you can no longer carry on such items as nail clippers and tweezers. In an attempt to be politically correct when it comes to "profiling" potential terrorists, new federal guidelines require random checks of everyone rather than singling out those more likely to be terrorists. To those who favor politically correctness over common sense, I submit the following test:...
Boldly Going Nowhere (07/11/02)
Profile Pattern Due to recent terrorist events, airport security has been beefed up to the point where you can no longer carry on such items as nail clippers and tweezers. In an attempt to be politically correct when it comes to "profiling" potential terrorists, new federal guidelines require random checks of everyone rather than singling out those more likely to be terrorists. To those who favor politically correctness over common sense, I submit the following test:...
From my Front Porch (07/11/02)
The other day I glanced outside my front door and lo' and behold, parked in front of my house was the biggest, greenest John Deere tractor I have ever seen. My first thought was sung to the tune from the old television program starring Eddie Albert and Eva Gabor. ...