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Stories from Thursday, January 30, 2003

MS School Board report: (01/30/03)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- Mammoth Spring Elementary Principal Ruth Stevens was at the most recent Mammoth Spring School Board meeting and explained that an aide needed to be employed by the school district for a new student who needs special services. Superintendent Houston Case recommended Karen Loftis for the position of personal care aide at the school for a period of 113 days retroactive Dec. ...
Sunday wreck injures four teens (01/30/03)
THAYER -- Four teen-agers were injured Sunday night in a one-vehicle accident east of Thayer. According to a report from Troop G of the Missouri Highway Patrol, the accident ocurred at 9:35 p.m. Jan 26 on County Road 269 one-half mile southeast of Thayer...
Alton School gets extension on QZAB application (01/30/03)
ALTON -- The Alton School Board has placed the Qualified Zone Academy Bond (QZAB) before voters in the Alton School District three times and three times it has been rejected. The most recent rejection was in November 2002. The bond issue that would allow the school district to make repairs was approved by a majority of the voters but did not meet the four-sevenths majority required to pass the bond issue...
Thayer mayor draws three challengers (01/30/03)
OREGON COUNTY -- The filing deadline for the April 8 municipal election was Jan. 22 and several area residents have signed up for city positions in Alton, Koshkonong and Thayer. At Alton southside incumbent alderman Glen R. Jenkins will face no opposition and northside Alderman Robert Curtis will run unopposed...
POWERFUL POSITION (01/30/03)
Derrick Turner, Joby Morris and job foreman Brandon Sutterfield work on power lines in Salem last week. Jimmy Dale Green assisted from the ground. The lineman from Red Simpson Inc. of Alexandria, La., are replacing more than 40 utility poles through the center of the city in a job expected to take about three months...
Glencoe girl born on Veteran's Memorial Bridge (01/30/03)
At 1 a.m. Dec. 30 Debbie McClung and Dave Merkle, Baxter Regional Medical Center paramedics, helped Sharla French through a healthy delivery of Brianna Lynn Hall in their ambulance on Lake Norfork Bridge. Although friend Jessica Bassham had been driving as fast as she dared from Glencoe to Baxter Regional Medical Center, she just wasn't sure they could get all the way to Mountain Home...
Murder suspect's attorney awaiting more evidence (01/30/03)
Photographs from the crime lab and diagrams from the murder scene are the two pieces of evidence Billy Jack Wilson's attorney is waiting on before Wilson's murder trial set for Feb. 25. Wilson is one of five suspects charged with first-degree murder for the death of an Agnos man...
Decorating contest winners told (01/30/03)
FIRST PLACE: (Top left) Geneva Bernard was the $25 first place winner in the Koshkonong Community Betterment Association Home Decorating contest this past Christmas season. She is congratulated by Koshkonong School Superintendent James McCloud. SECOND PLACE: (Bottom left) Patsy Thrift was the $15 second place winner in the Koshkonong Community Betterment Association Home Decorating contest held this past Christmas season. She is congratulated by Koshkonong School Superintendent James McCloud...
Couch School Board report: (01/30/03)
COUCH SCHOOL -- Several items of interest were on the agenda at the Jan. 14 Couch School Board meeting including approving the Couch senior class trip to Panama City, Fla., providing funding is available.School board members were updated on budget matters and expect cuts in state revenues and possible additional budget cuts...
Agnos tower to house weather station (01/30/03)
The new weather station which the city of Cherokee Village and Sharp County are sponsoring is to be located on a tower in Agnos. According to Cherokee Village Mayor Ray Maynard, this site was chosen because of its ability to provide coverage to citizens in all of Sharp, Fulton and Izard counties, as well as to citizens in a radius of about 45 miles...
Two charged with cooking meth (01/30/03)
THAYER -- The attempted cooking of methamphetamine led to the arrest of man and a woman recently according to Oregon County Sheriff Tim Ward. Ward said residents of a downstairs apartment at the Thayer Apartments notified Thayer Police of a strange, strong odor coming from the apartment upstairs in the early morning hours of Jan. 15, causing the local police and his office as well as the officers with the Southcentral Drug Task Force to investigate...
MoDOT updates local roads (01/30/03)
OREGON COUNTY -- The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) recently gave an update on work and materials used in snow removal in Oregon County. MoDOT officials reported that the Garfield area of the county received one to three inches of snow Jan. 16 and that the snow started falling around 3 a.m. Crews used 3,450 gallons of salt brine for pre-treating the routes prior to the storm and 70 yards of snow and ice material during the storm...
Man rescued from cave (01/30/03)
A Missouri man was rescued Jan. 23 after being trapped in a Melbourne cave for over three hours. Tim McClain, 52, of Independence, Mo., was entangled in a vertical shaft after his ascenders jammed and ropes became faulty due to caked-on mud, said Calico Rock Fire Chief Justin Sanders...
NAHB sets Caribbean Diamond Night (01/30/03)
WEST PLAINS -- Oregon County ladies are invited to escape to the Caribbean Feb.1 at 6:30 p.m. when the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) presents Diamond Night. This ladies only affair will include gourmet Caribbean cuisine prepared by the chef from the West Plains Country Club. The food will be served by colorfully dressed rogues of the sea...
MoDOT updates local roads (01/30/03)
OREGON COUNTY -- The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) recently gave an update on work and materials used in snow removal in Oregon County. MoDOT officials reported that the Garfield area of the county received one to three inches of snow Jan. 16 and that the snow started falling around 3 a.m. Crews used 3,450 gallons of salt brine for pre-treating the routes prior to the storm and 70 yards of snow and ice material during the storm...
Couch School Board report: (01/30/03)
COUCH SCHOOL -- Several items of interest were on the agenda at the Jan. 14 Couch School Board meeting including approving the Couch senior class trip to Panama City, Fla., providing funding is available.School board members were updated on budget matters and expect cuts in state revenues and possible additional budget cuts...
Man rescued from cave (01/30/03)
A Missouri man was rescued Jan. 23 after being trapped in a Melbourne cave for over three hours. Tim McClain, 52, of Independence, Mo., was entangled in a vertical shaft after his ascenders jammed and ropes became faulty due to caked-on mud, said Calico Rock Fire Chief Justin Sanders...
MS School Board report: (01/30/03)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- Mammoth Spring Elementary Principal Ruth Stevens was at the most recent Mammoth Spring School Board meeting and explained that an aide needed to be employed by the school district for a new student who needs special services. Superintendent Houston Case recommended Karen Loftis for the position of personal care aide at the school for a period of 113 days retroactive Dec. ...
Agnos tower to house weather station (01/30/03)
The new weather station which the city of Cherokee Village and Sharp County are sponsoring is to be located on a tower in Agnos. According to Cherokee Village Mayor Ray Maynard, this site was chosen because of its ability to provide coverage to citizens in all of Sharp, Fulton and Izard counties, as well as to citizens in a radius of about 45 miles...
Two charged with cooking meth (01/30/03)
THAYER -- The attempted cooking of methamphetamine led to the arrest of man and a woman recently according to Oregon County Sheriff Tim Ward. Ward said residents of a downstairs apartment at the Thayer Apartments notified Thayer Police of a strange, strong odor coming from the apartment upstairs in the early morning hours of Jan. 15, causing the local police and his office as well as the officers with the Southcentral Drug Task Force to investigate...
Glencoe girl born on Veteran's Memorial Bridge (01/30/03)
At 1 a.m. Dec. 30 Debbie McClung and Dave Merkle, Baxter Regional Medical Center paramedics, helped Sharla French through a healthy delivery of Brianna Lynn Hall in their ambulance on Lake Norfork Bridge. Although friend Jessica Bassham had been driving as fast as she dared from Glencoe to Baxter Regional Medical Center, she just wasn't sure they could get all the way to Mountain Home...
POWERFUL POSITION (01/30/03)
Derrick Turner, Joby Morris and job foreman Brandon Sutterfield work on power lines in Salem last week. Jimmy Dale Green assisted from the ground. The lineman from Red Simpson Inc. of Alexandria, La., are replacing more than 40 utility poles through the center of the city in a job expected to take about three months...
NAHB sets Caribbean Diamond Night (01/30/03)
WEST PLAINS -- Oregon County ladies are invited to escape to the Caribbean Feb.1 at 6:30 p.m. when the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) presents Diamond Night. This ladies only affair will include gourmet Caribbean cuisine prepared by the chef from the West Plains Country Club. The food will be served by colorfully dressed rogues of the sea...
Thayer mayor draws three challengers (01/30/03)
OREGON COUNTY -- The filing deadline for the April 8 municipal election was Jan. 22 and several area residents have signed up for city positions in Alton, Koshkonong and Thayer. At Alton southside incumbent alderman Glen R. Jenkins will face no opposition and northside Alderman Robert Curtis will run unopposed...
Alton School gets extension on QZAB application (01/30/03)
ALTON -- The Alton School Board has placed the Qualified Zone Academy Bond (QZAB) before voters in the Alton School District three times and three times it has been rejected. The most recent rejection was in November 2002. The bond issue that would allow the school district to make repairs was approved by a majority of the voters but did not meet the four-sevenths majority required to pass the bond issue...
Sunday wreck injures four teens (01/30/03)
THAYER -- Four teen-agers were injured Sunday night in a one-vehicle accident east of Thayer. According to a report from Troop G of the Missouri Highway Patrol, the accident ocurred at 9:35 p.m. Jan 26 on County Road 269 one-half mile southeast of Thayer...
Murder suspect's attorney awaiting more evidence (01/30/03)
Photographs from the crime lab and diagrams from the murder scene are the two pieces of evidence Billy Jack Wilson's attorney is waiting on before Wilson's murder trial set for Feb. 25. Wilson is one of five suspects charged with first-degree murder for the death of an Agnos man...
Decorating contest winners told (01/30/03)
FIRST PLACE: (Top left) Geneva Bernard was the $25 first place winner in the Koshkonong Community Betterment Association Home Decorating contest this past Christmas season. She is congratulated by Koshkonong School Superintendent James McCloud. SECOND PLACE: (Bottom left) Patsy Thrift was the $15 second place winner in the Koshkonong Community Betterment Association Home Decorating contest held this past Christmas season. She is congratulated by Koshkonong School Superintendent James McCloud...
Bears drop two at home to Longhorns (01/30/03)
The Mammoth Spring Bears and Viola Longhorns took a break from play in their respective conferences Jan. 24 to hook up for a pair of games with the Longhorns, taking both games by 10 points, winning the senior girls' game 53-43, and the senior boys' contest 78-68...
Longhorns take pair from Bears (01/30/03)
The Mammoth Spring Bears and Viola Longhorns took a break from play in their respective conferences Jan. 24 to hook up for a pair of games with the Longhorns, taking both games by 10 points, winning the senior girls' game 53-43, and the senior boys' contest 78-68...
2003 Arkansas Sportshow slated (01/30/03)
The 2003 edition of the Arkansas Sportshow, scheduled for February 7, 8 and 9 at the Arkansas State University Convocation Center in Jonesboro, marks the nineteenth year for this annual fund-raiser sponsored by the Rotary Club of Jonesboro. Outdoor enthusiasts can see a wide range of outdoor and leisure time products. ...
Longhorns take pair from Bears (01/30/03)
The Mammoth Spring Bears and Viola Longhorns took a break from play in their respective conferences Jan. 24 to hook up for a pair of games with the Longhorns, taking both games by 10 points, winning the senior girls' game 53-43, and the senior boys' contest 78-68...
Bears drop two at home to Longhorns (01/30/03)
The Mammoth Spring Bears and Viola Longhorns took a break from play in their respective conferences Jan. 24 to hook up for a pair of games with the Longhorns, taking both games by 10 points, winning the senior girls' game 53-43, and the senior boys' contest 78-68...
2003 Arkansas Sportshow slated (01/30/03)
The 2003 edition of the Arkansas Sportshow, scheduled for February 7, 8 and 9 at the Arkansas State University Convocation Center in Jonesboro, marks the nineteenth year for this annual fund-raiser sponsored by the Rotary Club of Jonesboro. Outdoor enthusiasts can see a wide range of outdoor and leisure time products. ...
Storys to mark 50th anniversary (01/30/03)
A 50th anniversary celebration for James and Louise Story of Sturkie will be Feb. 1 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Salem Senior Citizens Center. The event is hosted by their children. The couple was married Feb. 1, 1953, in Sturkie. They have five children and seven grandchildren...
Storys to mark 50th anniversary (01/30/03)
A 50th anniversary celebration for James and Louise Story of Sturkie will be Feb. 1 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Salem Senior Citizens Center. The event is hosted by their children. The couple was married Feb. 1, 1953, in Sturkie. They have five children and seven grandchildren...
From my Front Porch (01/30/03)
This side of a medical emergency there are four words that can definitely strike fear in the heart of a parent. "Spend-the-night party." Unless, of course, the big event, also known as a sleepover, is at someone else's house, and then sweeter words were never spoken...
Boldly Going Nowhere (01/30/03)
Every now and then something happens in a person's life that becomes a turning point. When I was in the second grade, my family lived on the edge of a small town. There was only one other kid my age in the area. This kid was very intelligent. His father was a surgeon and his mother was a southern aristocrat. ...
Boldly Going Nowhere (01/30/03)
Every now and then something happens in a person's life that becomes a turning point. When I was in the second grade, my family lived on the edge of a small town. There was only one other kid my age in the area. This kid was very intelligent. His father was a surgeon and his mother was a southern aristocrat. ...
From my Front Porch (01/30/03)
This side of a medical emergency there are four words that can definitely strike fear in the heart of a parent. "Spend-the-night party." Unless, of course, the big event, also known as a sleepover, is at someone else's house, and then sweeter words were never spoken...