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Stories from Thursday, May 29, 2003

Mayor urges council to spend less (05/29/03)
The Salem City Council met May 22 to discuss the city's finances and upcoming issues. According to the financial report that was accepted at last week's meeting, there have been ups and downs in funding this year. "Sales tax is up as compared to last year," said Mayor Gary Clayton. "That's positive at least. We're down significantly in general funds, which isn't any surprise. I knew that was coming."...
Thayer invites K-12 students to summer school (05/29/03)
THAYER -- The Thayer R-2 School summer program will begin June 2 with courses and activities for students Kindergarten through 12th grade. According to the Thayer High School principal Kevin Hedden, summer school is an excellent way to meet graduation requirements in a variety of ways. ...
McTeacher's Night helps Mammoth Spring Elementary (05/29/03)
Thayer McDonald's joined surrounding states, including Arkansas, May 6 to help raise funds for area schools. Mammoth Spring Elemen-tary received restaurant proceeds collected from 4 to 8 that evening. The school received $300 as a result of the second annual McTeacher's Night...
Health department prepares for WIC, Farmers' Market (05/29/03)
BRANSON -- Recently several members of the Oregon County Heath Department attended the Bi-Annual Missouri Women's, Infants' and Children's (WIC) Association Conference in Branson. Those from Oregon County attending were Sharon Wrenfrow, Sheila Risner, Shauna Huckabee and Sheila Russell, Oregon County Heath Department administrator...
Mammoth SB adopts tech plan (05/29/03)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- The purpose of the April 10 Mammoth Spring School Board meeting was to review and approve a district technology plan and network use policy. Phillip Thomas, district technology coordinator, presented a proposed technology plan and a network use policy to school board members at the meeting. Board members voted unanimously to adopt both...
Disaster loans now available (05/29/03)
OREGON COUNTY -- Businesses in Oregon County that suffered loss of income due to drought conditions from July 1 through Dec. 31, 2002, may now apply for economic injury disaster loans through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). According SBA officials these loans are available to help businesses meet normal operating expenses that cannot be met due to the effects of a disaster such as a drought...
Salem awarded HAZMAT grant (05/29/03)
Fulton County has been awarded more than $126,000 from the Department of Homeland Security and Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (ADEM) to equip Salem's hazardous materials team. Fulton County Judge Curren Everett; Scott Moody, director of Fulton County Emergency Management Services; David Keck, Fulton County Emergency Management deputy; and Salem Fire Chief Heath Everett traveled to ADEM headquarters in Conway May 15 where they were supplied information regarding the grant, Judge Everett said.. ...
Woodrum, Shankle captured (05/29/03)
Eight days after their escape from Independence County jail May 19, suspected murderers Bryan Shankle and Bobby Woodrum were back behind bars. A phone call from a concerned citizen tipped off the Independence County Sheriff's Department about their possible location...
State chess champ can play blindfolded (05/29/03)
At first glance, Derrick McCandlis seems like any other 17-year-old. At second glance, however, one sees that, instead of listening to music in the back of his truck as he waits for the interview to get under way, he is playing chess against himself...
Former resident also winner of top ASU award (05/29/03)
When Sach Oliver of Viola received the most prestigious honor Arkansas State University bestows upon its graduates earlier this spring, it was a feather in the cap for Fulton County. But it wasn't the first. The R.E. Lee Wilson Award, presented annually to the most outstanding recent graduate or graduating senior at ASU, had already been awarded to another Fulton County student. It's understandable if few remember the earlier award -- it occurred 55 years ago...
OC Health Department offers free nutritional boost (05/29/03)
OREGON COUNTY -- The Oregon County Health Department has Boost Plus (a vitamin-enriched nutritional energy drink) to be distributed free to any Oregon County resident who qualifies. According to Oregon County Health Department Director Sheila Russell, a questionnaire must be filled out to show nutritional need. FEMA has provided the county with the allotment of the drink and the health department was the agency chosen to distribute the drink...
Health department prepares for WIC, Farmers' Market (05/29/03)
BRANSON -- Recently several members of the Oregon County Heath Department attended the Bi-Annual Missouri Women's, Infants' and Children's (WIC) Association Conference in Branson. Those from Oregon County attending were Sharon Wrenfrow, Sheila Risner, Shauna Huckabee and Sheila Russell, Oregon County Heath Department administrator...
Woodrum, Shankle captured (05/29/03)
Eight days after their escape from Independence County jail May 19, suspected murderers Bryan Shankle and Bobby Woodrum were back behind bars. A phone call from a concerned citizen tipped off the Independence County Sheriff's Department about their possible location...
State chess champ can play blindfolded (05/29/03)
At first glance, Derrick McCandlis seems like any other 17-year-old. At second glance, however, one sees that, instead of listening to music in the back of his truck as he waits for the interview to get under way, he is playing chess against himself...
Former resident also winner of top ASU award (05/29/03)
When Sach Oliver of Viola received the most prestigious honor Arkansas State University bestows upon its graduates earlier this spring, it was a feather in the cap for Fulton County. But it wasn't the first. The R.E. Lee Wilson Award, presented annually to the most outstanding recent graduate or graduating senior at ASU, had already been awarded to another Fulton County student. It's understandable if few remember the earlier award -- it occurred 55 years ago...
OC Health Department offers free nutritional boost (05/29/03)
OREGON COUNTY -- The Oregon County Health Department has Boost Plus (a vitamin-enriched nutritional energy drink) to be distributed free to any Oregon County resident who qualifies. According to Oregon County Health Department Director Sheila Russell, a questionnaire must be filled out to show nutritional need. FEMA has provided the county with the allotment of the drink and the health department was the agency chosen to distribute the drink...
Disaster loans now available (05/29/03)
OREGON COUNTY -- Businesses in Oregon County that suffered loss of income due to drought conditions from July 1 through Dec. 31, 2002, may now apply for economic injury disaster loans through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). According SBA officials these loans are available to help businesses meet normal operating expenses that cannot be met due to the effects of a disaster such as a drought...
McTeacher's Night helps Mammoth Spring Elementary (05/29/03)
Thayer McDonald's joined surrounding states, including Arkansas, May 6 to help raise funds for area schools. Mammoth Spring Elemen-tary received restaurant proceeds collected from 4 to 8 that evening. The school received $300 as a result of the second annual McTeacher's Night...
Thayer invites K-12 students to summer school (05/29/03)
THAYER -- The Thayer R-2 School summer program will begin June 2 with courses and activities for students Kindergarten through 12th grade. According to the Thayer High School principal Kevin Hedden, summer school is an excellent way to meet graduation requirements in a variety of ways. ...
Mammoth SB adopts tech plan (05/29/03)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- The purpose of the April 10 Mammoth Spring School Board meeting was to review and approve a district technology plan and network use policy. Phillip Thomas, district technology coordinator, presented a proposed technology plan and a network use policy to school board members at the meeting. Board members voted unanimously to adopt both...
Salem awarded HAZMAT grant (05/29/03)
Fulton County has been awarded more than $126,000 from the Department of Homeland Security and Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (ADEM) to equip Salem's hazardous materials team. Fulton County Judge Curren Everett; Scott Moody, director of Fulton County Emergency Management Services; David Keck, Fulton County Emergency Management deputy; and Salem Fire Chief Heath Everett traveled to ADEM headquarters in Conway May 15 where they were supplied information regarding the grant, Judge Everett said.. ...
Mayor urges council to spend less (05/29/03)
The Salem City Council met May 22 to discuss the city's finances and upcoming issues. According to the financial report that was accepted at last week's meeting, there have been ups and downs in funding this year. "Sales tax is up as compared to last year," said Mayor Gary Clayton. "That's positive at least. We're down significantly in general funds, which isn't any surprise. I knew that was coming."...
Shaw, McEntire named All-American Scholars (05/29/03)
The United States Achievement Academy announced recently that Jennifer Shaw and Justin McEntire, both of Hardy, have been named All-American Scholars. The USAA has established the All-American Scholar Award Program to offer deserved recognition to superior students who excel in the academic disciplines. ...
Fincher, Franz to wed (05/29/03)
Ashley Ann Fincher of Searcy daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Steven Clark Fincher, and Justin Franz, son of Mr. and Mrs. William O. "Bill" Franz of Thayer, Mo., will exchange marriage vows June 21 at First Baptist Church in Searcy. The reception will be held in the home of the bride's parents...
Coleman, Serrano complete training (05/29/03)
Air Force Capt. Stacey L. Coleman has graduated from Flight Nursing School, and has completed a survival, evasion, resistance and escape training course. The captain is a flight nurse assigned to the 86th aero-medical evacuation squadron at Ramstein Air Base in Kaiserslautern, Germany...
Local students graduate from college (05/29/03)
A total of 291 students were candidates for graduation from Southwest Missouri State University-West Plains (SMSU-WP) during commencement ceremonies May 17 at West Plains Civic Center. In addition, 48 students participated in commencement ceremonies for SMSU-Springfield's Academic Out-reach completion programs on the SMSU-WP campus. These students were candidates for three of the bachelor's and master's degree programs offered locally by Academic Outreach...
Shaw, McEntire named All-American Scholars (05/29/03)
The United States Achievement Academy announced recently that Jennifer Shaw and Justin McEntire, both of Hardy, have been named All-American Scholars. The USAA has established the All-American Scholar Award Program to offer deserved recognition to superior students who excel in the academic disciplines. ...
Coleman, Serrano complete training (05/29/03)
Air Force Capt. Stacey L. Coleman has graduated from Flight Nursing School, and has completed a survival, evasion, resistance and escape training course. The captain is a flight nurse assigned to the 86th aero-medical evacuation squadron at Ramstein Air Base in Kaiserslautern, Germany...
Fincher, Franz to wed (05/29/03)
Ashley Ann Fincher of Searcy daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Steven Clark Fincher, and Justin Franz, son of Mr. and Mrs. William O. "Bill" Franz of Thayer, Mo., will exchange marriage vows June 21 at First Baptist Church in Searcy. The reception will be held in the home of the bride's parents...
Local students graduate from college (05/29/03)
A total of 291 students were candidates for graduation from Southwest Missouri State University-West Plains (SMSU-WP) during commencement ceremonies May 17 at West Plains Civic Center. In addition, 48 students participated in commencement ceremonies for SMSU-Springfield's Academic Out-reach completion programs on the SMSU-WP campus. These students were candidates for three of the bachelor's and master's degree programs offered locally by Academic Outreach...
Bobcats clipped by Whippets in district (05/29/03)
The Ellington Whippets used a pair of home runs to knock off top seeded Thayer in the finals of the Class 1 District 4 baseball Tournament in Ellington May 22. The number two-seeded Whippets, the defending district champs, clawed back from a 3-2 deficit to beat the Bobcats 5-3...
Lady Cougars come in 9th at state (05/29/03)
The ICC Lady Cougars' golf squad wrapped up their 2003 season by finishing in ninth place at the Class AA Sate Tournament May 21 at the Mountain Ranch Golf Course in Fairfield Bay. The Lady Cougars shot a team score of 254. Smackover took the team championship with a score of 200...
Viola's Hargrove headed to West Plains (05/29/03)
The Zizzers finally got their man. West Plains High School, in search of a new basketball coach since former coach John Gibb's contract was not renewed March 19, hired Viola's Dion Hargrove May 20 following a closed session of the West Plains School board...
Kids' Fishing Derby slated (05/29/03)
The Arkansas game and Fish Commission will hold a Kids' Fishing Derby for youngsters 12 years old and younger at the Commission's Spring River State Fish Hatchery june 7. The Spring River State Fish Hatchery is located 2.5 miles south of Mammoth Spring off Highway 342...
Bobcat duffers take third in state (05/29/03)
The Thayer Bobcats closed the book on their golf season by bringing home third place in the Class 1 State Tournament at Deerlake Park Golf Course in Springfield. The Bobcats' two-day team total was 684. Tipton won the team title by carding a two-day 663...
Viola's Hargrove headed to West Plains (05/29/03)
The Zizzers finally got their man. West Plains High School, in search of a new basketball coach since former coach John Gibb's contract was not renewed March 19, hired Viola's Dion Hargrove May 20 following a closed session of the West Plains School board...
Kids' Fishing Derby slated (05/29/03)
The Arkansas game and Fish Commission will hold a Kids' Fishing Derby for youngsters 12 years old and younger at the Commission's Spring River State Fish Hatchery june 7. The Spring River State Fish Hatchery is located 2.5 miles south of Mammoth Spring off Highway 342...
Bobcat duffers take third in state (05/29/03)
The Thayer Bobcats closed the book on their golf season by bringing home third place in the Class 1 State Tournament at Deerlake Park Golf Course in Springfield. The Bobcats' two-day team total was 684. Tipton won the team title by carding a two-day 663...
Lady Cougars come in 9th at state (05/29/03)
The ICC Lady Cougars' golf squad wrapped up their 2003 season by finishing in ninth place at the Class AA Sate Tournament May 21 at the Mountain Ranch Golf Course in Fairfield Bay. The Lady Cougars shot a team score of 254. Smackover took the team championship with a score of 200...
Bobcats clipped by Whippets in district (05/29/03)
The Ellington Whippets used a pair of home runs to knock off top seeded Thayer in the finals of the Class 1 District 4 baseball Tournament in Ellington May 22. The number two-seeded Whippets, the defending district champs, clawed back from a 3-2 deficit to beat the Bobcats 5-3...
Street, Smith to exchange vows (05/29/03)
Morris and Louann Street of Cherokee Village have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Leah Elizabeth, to Zachery Adam Smith, son of Mike Smith and Gina Abney of Ash Flat. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Maxine Carpenter of Ash Flat and the late Boyd Carpenter, and Gene and Avondale Street of Cave City...
Street, Smith to exchange vows (05/29/03)
Morris and Louann Street of Cherokee Village have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Leah Elizabeth, to Zachery Adam Smith, son of Mike Smith and Gina Abney of Ash Flat. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Maxine Carpenter of Ash Flat and the late Boyd Carpenter, and Gene and Avondale Street of Cave City...
From my Front Porch (05/29/03)
In the fellowship hall of an area church is a fairly common industrial-size coffee pot, but this one is somewhat unique because hanging from the spout is a device which neatly catches those pesky but inevitable drips. I'm not sure who came up with the idea, but it is a very creative spin on the recycling of a two-liter soda bottle. I have little doubt that, with a patent and the right marketing plan, every school, church and Elks Lodge in the country would be equipped with one...
Boldly Going Nowhere (05/29/03)
Last year, a school district in California banned the game of tag from grade school playgrounds. They felt that someone had to be "it" and would thereby get their feelings hurt, thus creating victims with low self-esteem. Whoever made this decision needs to seriously consider a change of occupation to a field that requires few brain cells and is void of decision-making. Perhaps something requiring a shovel and a rake...
From my Front Porch (05/29/03)
In the fellowship hall of an area church is a fairly common industrial-size coffee pot, but this one is somewhat unique because hanging from the spout is a device which neatly catches those pesky but inevitable drips. I'm not sure who came up with the idea, but it is a very creative spin on the recycling of a two-liter soda bottle. I have little doubt that, with a patent and the right marketing plan, every school, church and Elks Lodge in the country would be equipped with one...
Boldly Going Nowhere (05/29/03)
Last year, a school district in California banned the game of tag from grade school playgrounds. They felt that someone had to be "it" and would thereby get their feelings hurt, thus creating victims with low self-esteem. Whoever made this decision needs to seriously consider a change of occupation to a field that requires few brain cells and is void of decision-making. Perhaps something requiring a shovel and a rake...