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Stories from Thursday, August 8, 2002

Sheriff's deputies investigate shooting, find body in camper (08/08/02)
The Sharp County Sheriff's Department is investigating an incident in which two persons exchanged shots in Ash Flat, wounding at least one of the shooters. The incident occurred at about 2:30 a.m. Aug. 5. Jerry Stevens, who lives on Alderman, a street west of Ash Flat, was shot in the left arm when he went outside to see what his dogs were barking at. ...
Murder suspects arraigned (08/08/02)
Security was beefed up at the Fulton County Courthouse during arraignments Aug. 6 for the five suspects arrested for the murder of an Agnos man. Sheriff Lloyd Martz said he didn't expect any more problems from the suspects, but authorities weren't taking any chances after hacksaw blades were smuggled into one of the jail cells at the Fulton County jail in July and a fire was set at the Stone County Detention Center where one of the inmates was transferred...
Juvenile charged in theft of truck (08/08/02)
After stealing a Sturkie man's pickup truck and wrecking it a juvenile confessed to the theft, according to the Salem Police Department. On the morning of July 29 a black 1994 Chevrolet four-wheel drive truck belonging to Ronnie Romine was taken from a parking lot across from Preacher Roe Park, said Salem Police Chief Albert Roork...
Alton Walnut Fest marks 17 years (08/08/02)
ALTON -- For many, October seems like months in the future but the Alton Chamber of Commerce reminds us that it is quickly approaching and with October comes the 17th annual Black Gold Walnut Festival. The festival is scheduled for Oct. 5 and chamber officials anticipate it to be the biggest arts and crafts show and sale ever...
Three local fire departments receive matching grants receive matching grants (08/08/02)
OREGON COUNTY -- Three fire departments in Oregon County recently received matching grants from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) Forestry Division staff. According to Bill Yarber, MDC resource technician, 167 rural fire department across the state received grants including in Oregon County the BB Road, Alton and Rover volunteer fire departments. The monies are to be used to purchase protective clothing and firefighting equipment for structural and natural cover fires...
Prewitt, O'Neill win; Alton School tax fails by 144 School tax fails by 144 (08/08/02)
OREGON COUNTY -- Jo Beth Prewitt of Thayer was the winner among the three candidates for the associate judge's race in Oregon County. Prewitt was declared the unofficial winner late, Aug. 6 by Oregon County Clerk Gary Hensley. Prewitt received 913 votes compared to Ray Lee Caskey's 631 votes. Willaim T. Hass received 601 votes...
Bank offers new vacation account (08/08/02)
The Bank of Salem has announced products designed to help the public save for something the whole family can enjoy -- a vacation club account and a travel club. Those interested in setting up a vacation club account can make deposits as often as they choose for any amount. Deposits will earn interest, and in June of each year the bank will issue a check to the customer...
Drury now registering students at Thayer (08/08/02)
THAYER -- After a successful spring 2002 semester, Drury University will begin the fall 2002 semester Aug. 26 and is now registering students for the upcoming semester offering 15 classes in accounting, computer applications, communications, English, sociology, psychology, criminology and education...
Salem woman hit by parked van (08/08/02)
A 66-year-old Salem woman was injured in a vehicle-pedestrian accident at Norcross Ford on Highway 62 West Aug. 2 when she was struck by a vehicle driven by an 89-year-old Mountain Home man. Shirley A. Bassham was listed in good condition Aug. 5 after being transferred to Cox Medical Center in Springfield, Mo., from Baxter Regional Medical Center where she was first transported...
Barnes appeals (08/08/02)
Convicted murderer Charles Barnes was in Sharp County Circuit Court Monday as he went through the last steps of the appeals process. Barnes was convicted in 1999 for the brutal murders of Eula Whitlock, 90, and her daughter, Dorothy Whitlock, 70, of Evening Shade Aug. 10, 1997. A Sharp County jury gave Barnes the death penalty after his conviction...
Thayer school starts soon (08/08/02)
THAYER -- The Thayer R-II School District will open the 2002 school year Aug. 21 at 8 a.m. with a full day of classes. School will be dismissed that day at 3 p.m.Registration for students new to the district will be on the following dates: Aug. 12 for grades K-6 and Aug. 13 for grades 7-12...
Three local fire departments receive matching grants receive matching grants (08/08/02)
OREGON COUNTY -- Three fire departments in Oregon County recently received matching grants from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) Forestry Division staff. According to Bill Yarber, MDC resource technician, 167 rural fire department across the state received grants including in Oregon County the BB Road, Alton and Rover volunteer fire departments. The monies are to be used to purchase protective clothing and firefighting equipment for structural and natural cover fires...
Prewitt, O'Neill win; Alton School tax fails by 144 School tax fails by 144 (08/08/02)
OREGON COUNTY -- Jo Beth Prewitt of Thayer was the winner among the three candidates for the associate judge's race in Oregon County. Prewitt was declared the unofficial winner late, Aug. 6 by Oregon County Clerk Gary Hensley. Prewitt received 913 votes compared to Ray Lee Caskey's 631 votes. Willaim T. Hass received 601 votes...
Murder suspects arraigned (08/08/02)
Security was beefed up at the Fulton County Courthouse during arraignments Aug. 6 for the five suspects arrested for the murder of an Agnos man. Sheriff Lloyd Martz said he didn't expect any more problems from the suspects, but authorities weren't taking any chances after hacksaw blades were smuggled into one of the jail cells at the Fulton County jail in July and a fire was set at the Stone County Detention Center where one of the inmates was transferred...
Alton Walnut Fest marks 17 years (08/08/02)
ALTON -- For many, October seems like months in the future but the Alton Chamber of Commerce reminds us that it is quickly approaching and with October comes the 17th annual Black Gold Walnut Festival. The festival is scheduled for Oct. 5 and chamber officials anticipate it to be the biggest arts and crafts show and sale ever...
Juvenile charged in theft of truck (08/08/02)
After stealing a Sturkie man's pickup truck and wrecking it a juvenile confessed to the theft, according to the Salem Police Department. On the morning of July 29 a black 1994 Chevrolet four-wheel drive truck belonging to Ronnie Romine was taken from a parking lot across from Preacher Roe Park, said Salem Police Chief Albert Roork...
Bank offers new vacation account (08/08/02)
The Bank of Salem has announced products designed to help the public save for something the whole family can enjoy -- a vacation club account and a travel club. Those interested in setting up a vacation club account can make deposits as often as they choose for any amount. Deposits will earn interest, and in June of each year the bank will issue a check to the customer...
Thayer school starts soon (08/08/02)
THAYER -- The Thayer R-II School District will open the 2002 school year Aug. 21 at 8 a.m. with a full day of classes. School will be dismissed that day at 3 p.m.Registration for students new to the district will be on the following dates: Aug. 12 for grades K-6 and Aug. 13 for grades 7-12...
Sheriff's deputies investigate shooting, find body in camper (08/08/02)
The Sharp County Sheriff's Department is investigating an incident in which two persons exchanged shots in Ash Flat, wounding at least one of the shooters. The incident occurred at about 2:30 a.m. Aug. 5. Jerry Stevens, who lives on Alderman, a street west of Ash Flat, was shot in the left arm when he went outside to see what his dogs were barking at. ...
Salem woman hit by parked van (08/08/02)
A 66-year-old Salem woman was injured in a vehicle-pedestrian accident at Norcross Ford on Highway 62 West Aug. 2 when she was struck by a vehicle driven by an 89-year-old Mountain Home man. Shirley A. Bassham was listed in good condition Aug. 5 after being transferred to Cox Medical Center in Springfield, Mo., from Baxter Regional Medical Center where she was first transported...
Drury now registering students at Thayer (08/08/02)
THAYER -- After a successful spring 2002 semester, Drury University will begin the fall 2002 semester Aug. 26 and is now registering students for the upcoming semester offering 15 classes in accounting, computer applications, communications, English, sociology, psychology, criminology and education...
Barnes appeals (08/08/02)
Convicted murderer Charles Barnes was in Sharp County Circuit Court Monday as he went through the last steps of the appeals process. Barnes was convicted in 1999 for the brutal murders of Eula Whitlock, 90, and her daughter, Dorothy Whitlock, 70, of Evening Shade Aug. 10, 1997. A Sharp County jury gave Barnes the death penalty after his conviction...
Changes slated for deer, turkey seasons in 2002-03 (08/08/02)
The Missouri Department of Conservation recently announced the following modifications for the upcoming deer and turkey seasons in the Show Me State: 1. Any-deer permits are now available on an open-quota basis statewide; "bucks-only" permits have been discontinued...
Conservation Department has leaky pond solutions (08/08/02)
Most ponds lose some water due to leaks, and it's not uncommon for the water level in ponds to fall in the summer or during times of drought. However, the Missouri Department of Conservation says if your pond is chronically low, then you may have a problem that needs attention...
Spring River State Fish Hatchery expansion project begins (08/08/02)
The Spring River State Fish Hatchery located south of Mammoth Spring at the Dam 3 access is undergoing an extensive renovation/expansion project that began Aug. 5. The scope of the project will include renovation to the existing dam, water supply inlets, repairs to the turbine room, new production units, improvements to the water treatment system and a new spawning/hatchery building...
Blaze orange requirements clarified for Missouri's hunters (08/08/02)
Addressing confusion over when hunters must don hunter orange clothing, the Missouri Department of Conservation has clarified its regulations and is urging deer and other hunters to note the changes. The bottom line, say conservation officials, is safety...
Blue jay tests positive for West Nile Virus in Arkansas (08/08/02)
The Arkansas Department of Health says that a dead blue jay found in the St. Francis County town of Hughes has tested positive for the West Nile Virus. The blue jay was found on June 22 and taken to the Arkansas Livestock and Poultry Commission. After obtaining a positive test result, the bird was sent to the Lee County Health Unit and the USGS National Wildlife Health Center in Madison, Wis. for confirmation...
Changes slated for deer, turkey seasons in 2002-03 (08/08/02)
The Missouri Department of Conservation recently announced the following modifications for the upcoming deer and turkey seasons in the Show Me State: 1. Any-deer permits are now available on an open-quota basis statewide; "bucks-only" permits have been discontinued...
Conservation Department has leaky pond solutions (08/08/02)
Most ponds lose some water due to leaks, and it's not uncommon for the water level in ponds to fall in the summer or during times of drought. However, the Missouri Department of Conservation says if your pond is chronically low, then you may have a problem that needs attention...
Spring River State Fish Hatchery expansion project begins (08/08/02)
The Spring River State Fish Hatchery located south of Mammoth Spring at the Dam 3 access is undergoing an extensive renovation/expansion project that began Aug. 5. The scope of the project will include renovation to the existing dam, water supply inlets, repairs to the turbine room, new production units, improvements to the water treatment system and a new spawning/hatchery building...
Blue jay tests positive for West Nile Virus in Arkansas (08/08/02)
The Arkansas Department of Health says that a dead blue jay found in the St. Francis County town of Hughes has tested positive for the West Nile Virus. The blue jay was found on June 22 and taken to the Arkansas Livestock and Poultry Commission. After obtaining a positive test result, the bird was sent to the Lee County Health Unit and the USGS National Wildlife Health Center in Madison, Wis. for confirmation...
Blaze orange requirements clarified for Missouri's hunters (08/08/02)
Addressing confusion over when hunters must don hunter orange clothing, the Missouri Department of Conservation has clarified its regulations and is urging deer and other hunters to note the changes. The bottom line, say conservation officials, is safety...
Gabriel Todd Miller (08/08/02)
Jason and Kelly Miller of Salem have announced the birth of their son, Gabriel Todd, at 6:37 p.m. May 16, 2002, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. He weighed 7 pounds, 14.3 ounces, and was 20.5 inches long. Grandparents are Kelvin and Patty Wray of Viola and Charles and JoAnn Miller of Salem...
Rebecca Marie Beard (08/08/02)
Wade and Cheri Beard of Conway have announced the birth of their daughter, Rebecca Marie, at 4:34 p.m. May 23, 2002 at Baptist Memorial Medical Center in Little Rock. She weighed 4 pounds, 6 ounces and was 17.5 inches long. Grandparents are Charles and JoAnn Miller of Salem and Leonard and Joan Beard of Morrilton...
Laken Allison Bailey (08/08/02)
Sean and Bevely Bailey of Mammoth Spring and their son, Landen, have announced the birth of their daughter and sister, Laken Allison Bailey. She was born at Baxter County Regional Hospital at 10:48 a.m. May 16, 2002. Laken weighed 6 pounds, 14.5 ounces and was 19 inches long...
Rebecca Marie Beard (08/08/02)
Wade and Cheri Beard of Conway have announced the birth of their daughter, Rebecca Marie, at 4:34 p.m. May 23, 2002 at Baptist Memorial Medical Center in Little Rock. She weighed 4 pounds, 6 ounces and was 17.5 inches long. Grandparents are Charles and JoAnn Miller of Salem and Leonard and Joan Beard of Morrilton...
Gabriel Todd Miller (08/08/02)
Jason and Kelly Miller of Salem have announced the birth of their son, Gabriel Todd, at 6:37 p.m. May 16, 2002, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. He weighed 7 pounds, 14.3 ounces, and was 20.5 inches long. Grandparents are Kelvin and Patty Wray of Viola and Charles and JoAnn Miller of Salem...
Laken Allison Bailey (08/08/02)
Sean and Bevely Bailey of Mammoth Spring and their son, Landen, have announced the birth of their daughter and sister, Laken Allison Bailey. She was born at Baxter County Regional Hospital at 10:48 a.m. May 16, 2002. Laken weighed 6 pounds, 14.5 ounces and was 19 inches long...
Armstrong, Martin to unite in marriage (08/08/02)
John and Gayle Armstrong of Hardy have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Laura Elisabeth, to Stephen Paul Martin, son of Earl Martin and Marie Martin, all of Hot Springs. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Robert and Sue Strayer of Flagstaff, Ariz., Richard Armstrong of Brownsboro, Te-xas, and the late Neta Armstrong...
Fielding, Springer to wed (08/08/02)
Bob and Sharon Fielding of Jacksonville, formerly of Cherokee Village, have announced the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Laura Marie Fielding, to Stuart Andrew Springer, son of Clif and Brenda Springer of Little Rock. The bride-elect is a 1999 graduate of Highland High School. She is a senior at Williams Baptist College in Walnut Ridge majoring in church music, specializing in voice...
McGhee, Nelson to exchange vows (08/08/02)
Carl McGhee Jr. and Kay McGhee have announced the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Brandy McGhee, to Andrew Nelson. The bride-elect is a graduate of Southwest Missouri State University at Springfield. She is pursuing her master's degree in counseling and is an intern with Community Hospices of America...
Fielding, Springer to wed (08/08/02)
Bob and Sharon Fielding of Jacksonville, formerly of Cherokee Village, have announced the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Laura Marie Fielding, to Stuart Andrew Springer, son of Clif and Brenda Springer of Little Rock. The bride-elect is a 1999 graduate of Highland High School. She is a senior at Williams Baptist College in Walnut Ridge majoring in church music, specializing in voice...
Fielding, Springer to wed (08/08/02)
Bob and Sharon Fielding of Jacksonville, formerly of Cherokee Village, have announced the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Laura Marie Fielding, to Stuart Andrew Springer, son of Clif and Brenda Springer of Little Rock. The bride-elect is a 1999 graduate of Highland High School. She is a senior at Williams Baptist College in Walnut Ridge majoring in church music, specializing in voice...
Armstrong, Martin to unite in marriage (08/08/02)
John and Gayle Armstrong of Hardy have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Laura Elisabeth, to Stephen Paul Martin, son of Earl Martin and Marie Martin, all of Hot Springs. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Robert and Sue Strayer of Flagstaff, Ariz., Richard Armstrong of Brownsboro, Te-xas, and the late Neta Armstrong...
McGhee, Nelson to exchange vows (08/08/02)
Carl McGhee Jr. and Kay McGhee have announced the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Brandy McGhee, to Andrew Nelson. The bride-elect is a graduate of Southwest Missouri State University at Springfield. She is pursuing her master's degree in counseling and is an intern with Community Hospices of America...
Fielding, Springer to wed (08/08/02)
Bob and Sharon Fielding of Jacksonville, formerly of Cherokee Village, have announced the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Laura Marie Fielding, to Stuart Andrew Springer, son of Clif and Brenda Springer of Little Rock. The bride-elect is a 1999 graduate of Highland High School. She is a senior at Williams Baptist College in Walnut Ridge majoring in church music, specializing in voice...
From my Front Porch (08/08/02)
This past week I had the opportunity to serve kitchen duty with 19 other cooks and bottle washers during a nine-day adventure with Global Encounter Ministries, a Houston, Texas, based ministry to inner-city kids. The kitchen crew I was a member of was responsible for feeding approximately 300 church leaders and youth who had come from across the country to teach vacation Bible schools at various inner-city churches in the East St. Louis Area...
Boldly Going Nowhere (08/08/02)
While attending flight school last year, Zacarias Moussaoui sought instruction on how to steer an airplane but had no interest in taking off or landing the thing. This led to his detainment by authorities, causing him to miss a plane flight on September 11, 2001, where he was to be the 20th terrorist on that fateful day...
Boldly Going Nowhere (08/08/02)
While attending flight school last year, Zacarias Moussaoui sought instruction on how to steer an airplane but had no interest in taking off or landing the thing. This led to his detainment by authorities, causing him to miss a plane flight on September 11, 2001, where he was to be the 20th terrorist on that fateful day...
From my Front Porch (08/08/02)
This past week I had the opportunity to serve kitchen duty with 19 other cooks and bottle washers during a nine-day adventure with Global Encounter Ministries, a Houston, Texas, based ministry to inner-city kids. The kitchen crew I was a member of was responsible for feeding approximately 300 church leaders and youth who had come from across the country to teach vacation Bible schools at various inner-city churches in the East St. Louis Area...