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Stories from Thursday, May 22, 2003

Shankle, Woodrum escape again (05/22/03)
Law enforcement agents are finding it difficult to keep two capital murder suspects, both facing the death penalty, behind bars. Two Fulton County murder suspects have escaped from jail twice in the past two months; the latest escape was from Independence County Detention Center May 19...
Taylor pushes millage increase at Mammoth (05/22/03)
MAMMOTH SPRING -Mammoth Spring School District patrons will have the opportunity to go to the polls June 3 in a special school election to answer a request made by the school board regarding the millage rate in the district. In November 2002 the Arkansas Supreme Court issued a ruling that requires all school districts in the state to have 25 annual maintenance and operations (M&O) mills in place prior to Jan. 1, 2004...
Wreck kills two north of Thayer (05/22/03)
THAYER -- A Thayer High School senior died in a head-on collision May 16, the day before she would have graduated. Emily Beck was 18 years old. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol Troop G report, a 1981 Oldsmobile driven by Scott Reed, 33, of Thayer crossed the center line and hit a 2001 Ford driven Beck...
Two arrested, one flees in Cave City drug bust (05/22/03)
Authorities are searching for a suspect who fled the scene of a methamphetamine lab north of Cave City during a drug bust late Sunday night. A man authorities think was Danny Joe Crouch, 46, of Sandtown shoved officers aside and ran out of a mobile home, jumped off the front porch and fled into the woods north of the house as they were interviewing another suspect at the front door. The suspect who fled eluded officers who searched for him throughout the night...
54th annual Fulton County Homecoming this weekend (05/22/03)
"Let Freedom Ring" is the theme for the 54th Annual Fulton County Homecoming Festival to be held in Salem May 23-24. Festival activities get under way Friday with a fish fry at the Salem Senior Citizens Center from 5 to 7 p.m. Fish and all the trimmings will be served with proceeds to benefit the Fulton County Senior Citizens Meals on Wheels program...
Special school election set to restructure bonds (05/22/03)
Salem public schools will hold a special school election May 27 to restructure the debt in order to meet the requirements of Amendment 74, Salem Superintendent Bob Foster said. Amendment 74, passed in 1996, requires that all public schools dedicate 25 mills to maintenance and operations, Foster explained...
Williford suspends teacher accused of burning student (05/22/03)
A Williford teacher accused of burning a student with a piece of hot metal after students in his classroom laughed at him has been suspended without pay. Parents of two students in the classroom have also filed criminal charges against the teacher, Eddie James of Hardy, in the incident which occurred Friday afternoon in the Williford High School agri classroom...
Salem man dies in car fire (05/22/03)
A Salem man perished in a car fire May 16 on Highway 395 North when he was involved in a head-on collision. Steve D. Throckmorton, 46, was pronounced dead at the scene after his 1995 Nissan Altima struck a northbound Nissan four-wheel-drive pickup truck driven by Ronnie Vaughn, 41, of Salem, according to Cpl. K. Foley of the Arkansas State Police...
Suspect cleared of battery (05/22/03)
Bernard Niederbrach, charged with first-degree battery, was acquitted at his pre-trial hearing in Fulton County May 13 following a mental evaluation which determined he did not appreciate the criminality of his conduct. Niederbrach was transported after his court hearing to the Department of Human Services in Little Rock for further evaluation and treatment...
County 4-H receives horse grant (05/22/03)
OREGON COUNTY -- Recently the Oregon County 4--H Horsemanship Group applied for and received the William T. Kemper Community Service Grant from the Missouri 4--H Foundation in the amount of $500 for the purpose of adding lighting to the Thayer Saddle Club arena...
Shankle, Woodrum escape again (05/22/03)
Law enforcement agents are finding it difficult to keep two capital murder suspects, both facing the death penalty, behind bars. Two Fulton County murder suspects have escaped from jail twice in the past two months; the latest escape was from Independence County Detention Center May 19...
Taylor pushes millage increase at Mammoth (05/22/03)
MAMMOTH SPRING -Mammoth Spring School District patrons will have the opportunity to go to the polls June 3 in a special school election to answer a request made by the school board regarding the millage rate in the district. In November 2002 the Arkansas Supreme Court issued a ruling that requires all school districts in the state to have 25 annual maintenance and operations (M&O) mills in place prior to Jan. 1, 2004...
Wreck kills two north of Thayer (05/22/03)
THAYER -- A Thayer High School senior died in a head-on collision May 16, the day before she would have graduated. Emily Beck was 18 years old. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol Troop G report, a 1981 Oldsmobile driven by Scott Reed, 33, of Thayer crossed the center line and hit a 2001 Ford driven Beck...
Two arrested, one flees in Cave City drug bust (05/22/03)
Authorities are searching for a suspect who fled the scene of a methamphetamine lab north of Cave City during a drug bust late Sunday night. A man authorities think was Danny Joe Crouch, 46, of Sandtown shoved officers aside and ran out of a mobile home, jumped off the front porch and fled into the woods north of the house as they were interviewing another suspect at the front door. The suspect who fled eluded officers who searched for him throughout the night...
54th annual Fulton County Homecoming this weekend (05/22/03)
"Let Freedom Ring" is the theme for the 54th Annual Fulton County Homecoming Festival to be held in Salem May 23-24. Festival activities get under way Friday with a fish fry at the Salem Senior Citizens Center from 5 to 7 p.m. Fish and all the trimmings will be served with proceeds to benefit the Fulton County Senior Citizens Meals on Wheels program...
Special school election set to restructure bonds (05/22/03)
Salem public schools will hold a special school election May 27 to restructure the debt in order to meet the requirements of Amendment 74, Salem Superintendent Bob Foster said. Amendment 74, passed in 1996, requires that all public schools dedicate 25 mills to maintenance and operations, Foster explained...
Williford suspends teacher accused of burning student (05/22/03)
A Williford teacher accused of burning a student with a piece of hot metal after students in his classroom laughed at him has been suspended without pay. Parents of two students in the classroom have also filed criminal charges against the teacher, Eddie James of Hardy, in the incident which occurred Friday afternoon in the Williford High School agri classroom...
Salem man dies in car fire (05/22/03)
A Salem man perished in a car fire May 16 on Highway 395 North when he was involved in a head-on collision. Steve D. Throckmorton, 46, was pronounced dead at the scene after his 1995 Nissan Altima struck a northbound Nissan four-wheel-drive pickup truck driven by Ronnie Vaughn, 41, of Salem, according to Cpl. K. Foley of the Arkansas State Police...
Suspect cleared of battery (05/22/03)
Bernard Niederbrach, charged with first-degree battery, was acquitted at his pre-trial hearing in Fulton County May 13 following a mental evaluation which determined he did not appreciate the criminality of his conduct. Niederbrach was transported after his court hearing to the Department of Human Services in Little Rock for further evaluation and treatment...
County 4-H receives horse grant (05/22/03)
OREGON COUNTY -- Recently the Oregon County 4--H Horsemanship Group applied for and received the William T. Kemper Community Service Grant from the Missouri 4--H Foundation in the amount of $500 for the purpose of adding lighting to the Thayer Saddle Club arena...