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Stories from Thursday, March 6, 2003

MoDOT workers meet winter weather challenge (03/06/03)
AREA -- The winter of 2003 has been a challenge for everyone. South-central Missouri has already seen as much as 20 inches of snow and precipitation this winter. Oregon County has not seen that much but enough to cause hazardous travel on local and state maintained roadways...
Oregon County does not make January fatality list (03/06/03)
TROOP G -- Captain B.E Chadwick, commanding officer with troop G of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, has released accident and fatality totals for the month of January. During the month Chadwick reports there were five fatalities as a result of traffic accidents in the nine-county Troop G area. He said officers investigated a total of 92 accidents that resulted in 54 injuries...
Thayer School Board gives nod to sale of general obligation bonds (03/06/03)
THAYER -- The sale of $3.1 million general obligation bonds by its municipal bond underwriter, L.J. Hart & Company of St. Louis was approved by the Thayer School Board of Education Feb. 13. "We appreciate the vote of confidence we received from local patrons at the election and want to lock in interest rates that are highly favorable," said Noval Willbanks, president of the board of education...
Larry Hart presents info to Thayer SB concerning bonds (03/06/03)
THAYER -- Financial advisor Larry Hart presented information to Thayer School Board Feb. 13 on the progress that has been made on the selling of the bonds for the elementary school project. The sales and deposit of the board money should have been completed by March 5...
Fun and Friends organize checker, chess fun (03/06/03)
THAYER -- The Thayer Fun and Friends Senior Citizens Center is planning a Chess and Checker Tournament March 22 at 9 a.m. at the center located at 100 Chestnut Street in Thayer. Registration for both tournaments will be at 8:30 a.m. that morning. The chess tournament will be five rounds with two divisions, rated and non-rated. The checker tournament will be the same, five rounds...
Century farms sought by UM (03/06/03)
OREGON COUNTY -- The search is on again in Oregon County for Missouri farms that have been in the same family 100 years or more. The farms will be recognized in the Missouri Century Farm program at the University of Missouri at Columbia. In the 1976 program 2,850 Missouri farm owners were recognized as owning centennial farms, Since 1987, there have been an additional 2,250 farms recognized and last year 213 family farms joined the program...
Salem chamber to develop Web site to promote area to industries (03/06/03)
Treasurer George Thomas spoke at the Salem Chamber of Commerce meeting Feb. 26 about plans for the Salem Industrial Development Corporation (SIDC) to develop a Web site that promotes the area and business climate in Salem. Thomas said the site would have information based on what national site consultants are looking for when researching a prospective town for the relocation of businesses. ...
FNB names Sellars president, COO (03/06/03)
In a move to prepare better for future growth, the Board of Directors of First National Bank of Sharp County has announced the promotion of Marty Sellars to president and chief operations officer effective April 1. Martin Carpenter, president, chief executive officer and chairman of the board of the bank since 1986, will remain as CEO and chairman...
Charges dropped against Fisk murder suspect (03/06/03)
Murder charges were dismissed in Fulton County Circuit Court Feb. 28 for suspect Billy Jack Wilson, 26, who was charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of Russell "Joe" Fisk June 24, 2002. Fulton County Deputy Prosecutor C. Dwayne Plumlee filed a motion to decline prosecution March 3 because the suspect has agreed to testify on behalf of the state...
Bend police nab 6 illegal aliens (03/06/03)
Six illegal aliens are being deported back to Mexico after being apprehended in Horseshoe Bend March 2 and questioned in connection to a theft at a local store. Horseshoe Bend Police Officer Carl Boles received a phone call of a possible theft at the Dollar General Store that day. Boles was given a description of the vehicle, a black Nissan Altima, that was possibly connected to the theft...
Woman strips in parking lot (03/06/03)
A fugitive was arrested March 1 in Cave City after disrobing in the parking lot of the Hometown Market. According to Cave City Police Chief Vernon Gann said she was having hallucinations that spiders were crawling on her body. An employee of the Hometown Market in Cave City reported a female was acting strange and removing her clothes in the parking lot. Officer Donnie Poulette arrived at the scene and identified the female as Eugenia Carol Gill of Heber Springs...
Female firefighter joins Horseshoe Bend Fire Dept. (03/06/03)
A female has joined the ranks of the Horseshoe Bend Fire Department to become the first female certified firefighter in the 32-year history of the fire department. Jeanette Hilliker, 40, wife of Fire Chief Mike Hilliker, completed all requirements of the fire academy in December. ...
Economic slump trickles down to Salem schools (03/06/03)
Salem School Board Superintendent Bob Foster announced Feb. 24 that $50,000 in anticipated revenue would be lost to the school district for the remainder of the year. Foster said Gov. Huckabee informed the public there would be a $62 million shortfall in revenue which trickled down to the school system. "The economy has slowed down," Foster added...
MoDOT workers meet winter weather challenge (03/06/03)
AREA -- The winter of 2003 has been a challenge for everyone. South-central Missouri has already seen as much as 20 inches of snow and precipitation this winter. Oregon County has not seen that much but enough to cause hazardous travel on local and state maintained roadways...
Female firefighter joins Horseshoe Bend Fire Dept. (03/06/03)
A female has joined the ranks of the Horseshoe Bend Fire Department to become the first female certified firefighter in the 32-year history of the fire department. Jeanette Hilliker, 40, wife of Fire Chief Mike Hilliker, completed all requirements of the fire academy in December. ...
Century farms sought by UM (03/06/03)
OREGON COUNTY -- The search is on again in Oregon County for Missouri farms that have been in the same family 100 years or more. The farms will be recognized in the Missouri Century Farm program at the University of Missouri at Columbia. In the 1976 program 2,850 Missouri farm owners were recognized as owning centennial farms, Since 1987, there have been an additional 2,250 farms recognized and last year 213 family farms joined the program...
Fun and Friends organize checker, chess fun (03/06/03)
THAYER -- The Thayer Fun and Friends Senior Citizens Center is planning a Chess and Checker Tournament March 22 at 9 a.m. at the center located at 100 Chestnut Street in Thayer. Registration for both tournaments will be at 8:30 a.m. that morning. The chess tournament will be five rounds with two divisions, rated and non-rated. The checker tournament will be the same, five rounds...
Larry Hart presents info to Thayer SB concerning bonds (03/06/03)
THAYER -- Financial advisor Larry Hart presented information to Thayer School Board Feb. 13 on the progress that has been made on the selling of the bonds for the elementary school project. The sales and deposit of the board money should have been completed by March 5...
Thayer School Board gives nod to sale of general obligation bonds (03/06/03)
THAYER -- The sale of $3.1 million general obligation bonds by its municipal bond underwriter, L.J. Hart & Company of St. Louis was approved by the Thayer School Board of Education Feb. 13. "We appreciate the vote of confidence we received from local patrons at the election and want to lock in interest rates that are highly favorable," said Noval Willbanks, president of the board of education...
Oregon County does not make January fatality list (03/06/03)
TROOP G -- Captain B.E Chadwick, commanding officer with troop G of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, has released accident and fatality totals for the month of January. During the month Chadwick reports there were five fatalities as a result of traffic accidents in the nine-county Troop G area. He said officers investigated a total of 92 accidents that resulted in 54 injuries...
Woman strips in parking lot (03/06/03)
A fugitive was arrested March 1 in Cave City after disrobing in the parking lot of the Hometown Market. According to Cave City Police Chief Vernon Gann said she was having hallucinations that spiders were crawling on her body. An employee of the Hometown Market in Cave City reported a female was acting strange and removing her clothes in the parking lot. Officer Donnie Poulette arrived at the scene and identified the female as Eugenia Carol Gill of Heber Springs...
Bend police nab 6 illegal aliens (03/06/03)
Six illegal aliens are being deported back to Mexico after being apprehended in Horseshoe Bend March 2 and questioned in connection to a theft at a local store. Horseshoe Bend Police Officer Carl Boles received a phone call of a possible theft at the Dollar General Store that day. Boles was given a description of the vehicle, a black Nissan Altima, that was possibly connected to the theft...
Charges dropped against Fisk murder suspect (03/06/03)
Murder charges were dismissed in Fulton County Circuit Court Feb. 28 for suspect Billy Jack Wilson, 26, who was charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of Russell "Joe" Fisk June 24, 2002. Fulton County Deputy Prosecutor C. Dwayne Plumlee filed a motion to decline prosecution March 3 because the suspect has agreed to testify on behalf of the state...
FNB names Sellars president, COO (03/06/03)
In a move to prepare better for future growth, the Board of Directors of First National Bank of Sharp County has announced the promotion of Marty Sellars to president and chief operations officer effective April 1. Martin Carpenter, president, chief executive officer and chairman of the board of the bank since 1986, will remain as CEO and chairman...
Salem chamber to develop Web site to promote area to industries (03/06/03)
Treasurer George Thomas spoke at the Salem Chamber of Commerce meeting Feb. 26 about plans for the Salem Industrial Development Corporation (SIDC) to develop a Web site that promotes the area and business climate in Salem. Thomas said the site would have information based on what national site consultants are looking for when researching a prospective town for the relocation of businesses. ...
Economic slump trickles down to Salem schools (03/06/03)
Salem School Board Superintendent Bob Foster announced Feb. 24 that $50,000 in anticipated revenue would be lost to the school district for the remainder of the year. Foster said Gov. Huckabee informed the public there would be a $62 million shortfall in revenue which trickled down to the school system. "The economy has slowed down," Foster added...