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Stories from Thursday, April 17, 2003

Jail compliance, enhanced 9-1-1 await court vote (04/17/03)
Fulton County Sheriff Lloyd Martz informed the Fulton County Quorum Court April 14 the jail is not in compliance with jail standards because only one jailer is on duty during the midnight shift leaving the jailer the sole employee on duty for approximately 120 hours a week. After quorum court members failed to resolve two heated topics -- the jail inadequacies and enhanced 9-1-1 -- jailer Barbara Passman threatened to walk out if the court didn't act on them...
Auction to benefit burned toddler (04/17/03)
Brooke Dawson, 3, of Viola had skin graft surgery April 11 after being severely burned on her hands, ears and shoulder in a truck fire three days earlier. A benefit auction is being held April 25 at 6:30 p.m. at the Assembly of God Church on Highway 62 in Viola...
Lawrence helps secure Hussein's palace (04/17/03)
Tate (Trey) Lawrence III, scout leader in the 3rd Infantry Battalion, 2nd Brigade, Third Division, U.S. Army, is among the soldiers who secured one of the presidential palaces April 9 after an intense seven-hour battle in downtown Baghdad. Last week his unit took control and secured the Baghdad Airport which is now under United States control, according to Tate Lawrence Jr., his father...
Miller's school reform bills fails again (04/17/03)
Senate Bill 317, introduced by state Sen. Paul Miller of Melbourne on school reform, failed a second time after Miller introduced an amendment to the bill. The bill failed April 9 in a 3-3 vote while one member of the Senate Education Committee voted present. Miller said a present vote is the same as voting against the measure...
Bank donates magazines to library (04/17/03)
The Bank of Salem has purchased subscriptions to eight youth magazines for the Salem Library. The bank sponsored the subscription for three years through Ebsco Industries, a Cincinnati firm specializing in magazine sales. The bank also purchased magazine racks and binder covers for the magazines. Librarian Sharon Carter said, "We are very fortunate the bank did this for us."...
Fund-raiser to raise money for new library (04/17/03)
The Friends of the Library in Horseshoe Bend will hold a fund-raiser to help build a new library because the present library is inadequate in size to serve the needs of northeast Izard County. Tickets are on sale for a queen-sized quilt. It is 97-inches by 97-inches and was handmade by Tressie Quimby. She donated it to FOL to help raise money for the building fund, said Marcia Wegner, librarian...
Kindergaten screening set at Couch School (04/17/03)
COUCH -- Couch Elementary School will hold registration and screening for the 2002-04 kindergarten students April 23 from 8:15 to 2 p.m. In order to register for kindergarten a child must be 5 years old before Aug. 1. Parents are asked to bring the following information to the screening: legal birth certificate; Social Security card; immunization record...
Koller accepts security position (04/17/03)
AREA -- Former state Rep. Don Koller announced last week that he will not pursue the 33rd District State senate seat. Koller recently accepted the position as program specialist with the Terrorism Division of the Department of Public Safety/Emergency Management Agency...
Career Spotlights highlighted at CHS (04/17/03)
COUCH -- The A+ Program at Couch High School has had two Career Spotlights recently. On March 10 John Williams from Howell-Oregon Electric and Sgt. Marty Elmore of the Missouri State Highway Patrol were at the school. They talked to the A+ students about their careers, informing students of the education required for their occupation, benefits and drawbacks of the job, the skills required to succeed on the job, the variety of jobs within each industry and the role of the government in their field. ...
Oregon County receives federal emergency funds (04/17/03)
OREGON COUNTY -- Oregon County has been awarded federal funds in the amount of $6,512 under the emergency food and shelter national board program. The selection was made by a national board that is chaired by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and consists of representatives from several different agencies. ...
Auction to benefit burned toddler (04/17/03)
Brooke Dawson, 3, of Viola had skin graft surgery April 11 after being severely burned on her hands, ears and shoulder in a truck fire three days earlier. A benefit auction is being held April 25 at 6:30 p.m. at the Assembly of God Church on Highway 62 in Viola...
Jail compliance, enhanced 9-1-1 await court vote (04/17/03)
Fulton County Sheriff Lloyd Martz informed the Fulton County Quorum Court April 14 the jail is not in compliance with jail standards because only one jailer is on duty during the midnight shift leaving the jailer the sole employee on duty for approximately 120 hours a week. After quorum court members failed to resolve two heated topics -- the jail inadequacies and enhanced 9-1-1 -- jailer Barbara Passman threatened to walk out if the court didn't act on them...
Lawrence helps secure Hussein's palace (04/17/03)
Tate (Trey) Lawrence III, scout leader in the 3rd Infantry Battalion, 2nd Brigade, Third Division, U.S. Army, is among the soldiers who secured one of the presidential palaces April 9 after an intense seven-hour battle in downtown Baghdad. Last week his unit took control and secured the Baghdad Airport which is now under United States control, according to Tate Lawrence Jr., his father...
Miller's school reform bills fails again (04/17/03)
Senate Bill 317, introduced by state Sen. Paul Miller of Melbourne on school reform, failed a second time after Miller introduced an amendment to the bill. The bill failed April 9 in a 3-3 vote while one member of the Senate Education Committee voted present. Miller said a present vote is the same as voting against the measure...
Oregon County receives federal emergency funds (04/17/03)
OREGON COUNTY -- Oregon County has been awarded federal funds in the amount of $6,512 under the emergency food and shelter national board program. The selection was made by a national board that is chaired by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and consists of representatives from several different agencies. ...
Kindergaten screening set at Couch School (04/17/03)
COUCH -- Couch Elementary School will hold registration and screening for the 2002-04 kindergarten students April 23 from 8:15 to 2 p.m. In order to register for kindergarten a child must be 5 years old before Aug. 1. Parents are asked to bring the following information to the screening: legal birth certificate; Social Security card; immunization record...
Career Spotlights highlighted at CHS (04/17/03)
COUCH -- The A+ Program at Couch High School has had two Career Spotlights recently. On March 10 John Williams from Howell-Oregon Electric and Sgt. Marty Elmore of the Missouri State Highway Patrol were at the school. They talked to the A+ students about their careers, informing students of the education required for their occupation, benefits and drawbacks of the job, the skills required to succeed on the job, the variety of jobs within each industry and the role of the government in their field. ...
Koller accepts security position (04/17/03)
AREA -- Former state Rep. Don Koller announced last week that he will not pursue the 33rd District State senate seat. Koller recently accepted the position as program specialist with the Terrorism Division of the Department of Public Safety/Emergency Management Agency...
Fund-raiser to raise money for new library (04/17/03)
The Friends of the Library in Horseshoe Bend will hold a fund-raiser to help build a new library because the present library is inadequate in size to serve the needs of northeast Izard County. Tickets are on sale for a queen-sized quilt. It is 97-inches by 97-inches and was handmade by Tressie Quimby. She donated it to FOL to help raise money for the building fund, said Marcia Wegner, librarian...
Bank donates magazines to library (04/17/03)
The Bank of Salem has purchased subscriptions to eight youth magazines for the Salem Library. The bank sponsored the subscription for three years through Ebsco Industries, a Cincinnati firm specializing in magazine sales. The bank also purchased magazine racks and binder covers for the magazines. Librarian Sharon Carter said, "We are very fortunate the bank did this for us."...
Spring River BPW scholarship available, deadline is May 1 (04/17/03)
Applications for the Spring River Business and Professional Women's scholarship are available and ready to be picked up from area high schools. Those who are not attending high school can write BPW Scholarship, P.O. Box 238, Evening Shade, AR 72532 to request an application...
Egg hunt slated in MS Park (04/17/03)
The Mammoth Spring VFW Post 7831 and Ladies Auxiliary will hold their annual Easter egg hunt at the Mammoth Spring City Park at 11 a.m. April 19. The egg hunt will be divided into three different age groups: 1 to 4, 5 to 8, and 9 to 12, with the parents not being permitted inside the roped off areas. Eggs will be filled with candy and money...
Schneider, Collins to exchange vows (04/17/03)
Laura Schneider and Rod Collins will unite in marriage at 2 p.m. May 3 at First Baptist Church in Thayer. The couple lives in Thayer with their children. A reception will follow in the church fellowship hall. All family and friends are invited. The couple requests no gifts...
Taylor graduates from SLES (04/17/03)
Lt. Steve Taylor, who has served with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission for 10 years, graduated April 11 from the School of Law Enforcement Supervision, Session XXI. SLES, a mid-level management school for law enforcement supervisors, convened at the Criminal Justice Institute one week a month from January to April and consisted of 144 hours of classroom instruction that covered major aspects of police supervision. ...
Young entrepreneur to receive Boyd Carpenter scholarship (04/17/03)
Justin Jett, a Melbourne High School graduate, has been chosen as the 2003 recipient of the $4,000, four-year Boyd Carpenter Scholarship presented by First National Bank of Sharp County. Jett, the son of Bill and Dena Shipley of Horseshoe Bend, ranks eighth in a class of 35, has a grade point average of 3.67 and has been active in many of the extra-curricular activities of the school...
Taylor graduates from SLES (04/17/03)
Lt. Steve Taylor, who has served with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission for 10 years, graduated April 11 from the School of Law Enforcement Supervision, Session XXI. SLES, a mid-level management school for law enforcement supervisors, convened at the Criminal Justice Institute one week a month from January to April and consisted of 144 hours of classroom instruction that covered major aspects of police supervision. ...
Young entrepreneur to receive Boyd Carpenter scholarship (04/17/03)
Justin Jett, a Melbourne High School graduate, has been chosen as the 2003 recipient of the $4,000, four-year Boyd Carpenter Scholarship presented by First National Bank of Sharp County. Jett, the son of Bill and Dena Shipley of Horseshoe Bend, ranks eighth in a class of 35, has a grade point average of 3.67 and has been active in many of the extra-curricular activities of the school...
Spring River BPW scholarship available, deadline is May 1 (04/17/03)
Applications for the Spring River Business and Professional Women's scholarship are available and ready to be picked up from area high schools. Those who are not attending high school can write BPW Scholarship, P.O. Box 238, Evening Shade, AR 72532 to request an application...
Egg hunt slated in MS Park (04/17/03)
The Mammoth Spring VFW Post 7831 and Ladies Auxiliary will hold their annual Easter egg hunt at the Mammoth Spring City Park at 11 a.m. April 19. The egg hunt will be divided into three different age groups: 1 to 4, 5 to 8, and 9 to 12, with the parents not being permitted inside the roped off areas. Eggs will be filled with candy and money...
Schneider, Collins to exchange vows (04/17/03)
Laura Schneider and Rod Collins will unite in marriage at 2 p.m. May 3 at First Baptist Church in Thayer. The couple lives in Thayer with their children. A reception will follow in the church fellowship hall. All family and friends are invited. The couple requests no gifts...
Thayer Little League meeting slated (04/17/03)
A meeting April 18 at the Thayer High School will be for the purpose of electing three new board members to the Thayer Little League Board of Directors. Anyone interested in serving on the board, or interested in coaching one of the teams should make plans to attend the meeting...
Lady Cougars' control problems costly in loss at Highland (04/17/03)
The Highland Lady Rebels won a pair of games from the ICC Lady Cougars in fast-pitch action April 10, taking advantage of the Lady Cougars' control problems on the mound in the third inning to win game one 9-5, then withstanding a furious fifth-inning ICC rally to come out on top of the second game 19-14...
Rand Little Britches Rodeo slated (04/17/03)
The Thayer-Mammoth Saddle Club has announced the Rand Little Britches Rodeo will be held at the Thayer Saddle Club Arena on Rodeo Drive in the Industrial Park in Thayer April 25-26. Start time each night is 8 p.m. There are 17 events scheduled for each night including bareback, calf roping, muton bustin', team roping, goat tying, barrel racing, pony buckaroo barrel racing, breakaway roping, junior bull riding, bull riding, and barrel pickup...
Bears come up well short of Bobcats (04/17/03)
The Thayer Bobcats made short work of the Mammoth Spring Bears on a cold, blustery afternoon April 8, winning 14-4 as Bobcat starter Josh Garrison held the Bears to one run during his four innings on the mound. Thayer jumped on the board in the home half of the first as a couple of Bear errors led to two Bobcat runs...
Mammoth Spring Bears come up short in tussle with Bobcats (04/17/03)
The Thayer Bobcats made short work of the Mammoth Spring Bears on a cold, blustery afternoon April 8, winning 14-4 as Bobcat starter Josh Garrison held the Bears to one run during his four innings on the mound. Thayer jumped on the board in the home half of the first as a couple of Bear errors led to two Bobcat runs...
Thayer Little League meeting slated (04/17/03)
A meeting April 18 at the Thayer High School will be for the purpose of electing three new board members to the Thayer Little League Board of Directors. Anyone interested in serving on the board, or interested in coaching one of the teams should make plans to attend the meeting...
Bears come up well short of Bobcats (04/17/03)
The Thayer Bobcats made short work of the Mammoth Spring Bears on a cold, blustery afternoon April 8, winning 14-4 as Bobcat starter Josh Garrison held the Bears to one run during his four innings on the mound. Thayer jumped on the board in the home half of the first as a couple of Bear errors led to two Bobcat runs...
Rand Little Britches Rodeo slated (04/17/03)
The Thayer-Mammoth Saddle Club has announced the Rand Little Britches Rodeo will be held at the Thayer Saddle Club Arena on Rodeo Drive in the Industrial Park in Thayer April 25-26. Start time each night is 8 p.m. There are 17 events scheduled for each night including bareback, calf roping, muton bustin', team roping, goat tying, barrel racing, pony buckaroo barrel racing, breakaway roping, junior bull riding, bull riding, and barrel pickup...
Lady Cougars' control problems costly in loss at Highland (04/17/03)
The Highland Lady Rebels won a pair of games from the ICC Lady Cougars in fast-pitch action April 10, taking advantage of the Lady Cougars' control problems on the mound in the third inning to win game one 9-5, then withstanding a furious fifth-inning ICC rally to come out on top of the second game 19-14...
Mammoth Spring Bears come up short in tussle with Bobcats (04/17/03)
The Thayer Bobcats made short work of the Mammoth Spring Bears on a cold, blustery afternoon April 8, winning 14-4 as Bobcat starter Josh Garrison held the Bears to one run during his four innings on the mound. Thayer jumped on the board in the home half of the first as a couple of Bear errors led to two Bobcat runs...
Thurmans celebrate 25th anniversary (04/17/03)
John and Becky Thurman of Cherokee Village marked their 25th anniversary April 15, 2003. The couple was married April 15, 1978, in Chicago. They are the parents of three children -- John, Michelle and Tim.
Ryan Cecil Morehead (04/17/03)
Cecil and Jamee Morehead of Violet Hill have announced the birth of their son, Ryan Cecil Morehead, Dec. 4, 2002, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He weighed 7 pounds 12.9 ounces. Grandparents are Debi and Dan Mulderig and Nelda and Willis Morehead...
Mikayla Ruth Green (04/17/03)
J.W. and Teresa Green of Thayer have announced the birth of a daughter, Mikayla Ruth Green, at 7:40 p.m. March 12, 2003, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 9 pounds and was 21 inches long. Mikayla was welcomed by her sibling, Levi Reuben Green, 4...
Lane Michael Komm (04/17/03)
Marty and Karen Komm of Thayer have announced the birth of their son, Lane Michael Komm, at 12:27 p.m. Feb. 27, 2003, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces, and was 20 inches long. Grandparents are A.D. and Rita Havner of Salem, Jack Worsham of Salem, and Marty and Sarah Komm of Thayer...
Thurmans celebrate 25th anniversary (04/17/03)
John and Becky Thurman of Cherokee Village marked their 25th anniversary April 15, 2003. The couple was married April 15, 1978, in Chicago. They are the parents of three children -- John, Michelle and Tim.
Ryan Cecil Morehead (04/17/03)
Cecil and Jamee Morehead of Violet Hill have announced the birth of their son, Ryan Cecil Morehead, Dec. 4, 2002, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He weighed 7 pounds 12.9 ounces. Grandparents are Debi and Dan Mulderig and Nelda and Willis Morehead...
Lane Michael Komm (04/17/03)
Marty and Karen Komm of Thayer have announced the birth of their son, Lane Michael Komm, at 12:27 p.m. Feb. 27, 2003, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces, and was 20 inches long. Grandparents are A.D. and Rita Havner of Salem, Jack Worsham of Salem, and Marty and Sarah Komm of Thayer...
Mikayla Ruth Green (04/17/03)
J.W. and Teresa Green of Thayer have announced the birth of a daughter, Mikayla Ruth Green, at 7:40 p.m. March 12, 2003, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 9 pounds and was 21 inches long. Mikayla was welcomed by her sibling, Levi Reuben Green, 4...
From my Front Porch (04/17/03)
For 29 of its 30 days, April is one of my favorite months. Not only is it the month when the drudgery of winter usually gives way to the song of spring, but it's also the month my oldest child and high school senior was born. There's nothing like brand new motherhood to warm your heart and give a renewed sense of appreciation to the miracle of spring taking hold and bursting forth with budding flowers and greening trees. ...
Boldly Going Nowhere (04/17/03)
This is the dreaded week when individual federal income taxes are due. If you haven't filed by now, you're probably either a procrastinator or somehow flying under the IRS radar. Last year, I was self-employed for a few months as a computer contractor in another state. ...
Boldly Going Nowhere (04/17/03)
This is the dreaded week when individual federal income taxes are due. If you haven't filed by now, you're probably either a procrastinator or somehow flying under the IRS radar. Last year, I was self-employed for a few months as a computer contractor in another state. ...
From my Front Porch (04/17/03)
For 29 of its 30 days, April is one of my favorite months. Not only is it the month when the drudgery of winter usually gives way to the song of spring, but it's also the month my oldest child and high school senior was born. There's nothing like brand new motherhood to warm your heart and give a renewed sense of appreciation to the miracle of spring taking hold and bursting forth with budding flowers and greening trees. ...