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Stories from Thursday, June 26, 2003

NAEC to spray right-of-ways (06/26/03)
Progressive Forestry Service will be doing right-of-way spraying during a six-week stint in Sharp, Izard, Fulton and Baxter counties in an effort to control brush growth around 600 miles of powerlines. The distribution lines affected in Fulton County include Elizabeth, Mitchell, Bexar, Byron, Union, Wheeling, Fairview, Glencoe, Heart, Saddle, Agnos, Kittle and Cherokee Village, said James Kerley, North Arkansas Electric Cooperative operations manager...
Inmates break out windows in 'disturbance' (06/26/03)
Twelve inmates have been placed in lockup after a disturbance Monday night at the North Central Unit of the Arkansas Department of Correction in Calico Rock. George Brewer, a spokesman for the prison, said fighting among inmates started after one prisoner refused to take part in a fire drill...
Mother charged after car hits child (06/26/03)
The mother of a 2-year-old Horseshoe Bend girl was charged June 19 for endangering the welfare of a minor. Rachel Bennett, 23, is scheduled to appear in court July 15 in connection with an accident involving her minor children. Her daughter, Haley Alberson, was struck by a car after Bennett left three small children, ages 2, 1 and 11 months in a vehicle June 12 with the engine running...
SMTS van assists those in need by providing a ride (06/26/03)
In the early morning haze Shirley Cockman checks the fan belts and engine fluid levels of her van. She washes the windows, sweeps the interior, makes sure the wheelchair lift is working and completes her daily safety checklist. Thus begins a day in the life of a Southeast Missouri Transportation Services (SMTS) driver in Oregon County...
Spring River helps Sea Cadets train for SEALs (06/26/03)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- For the second year, the Spring River has had special guests: young men and women trying to advance their physical and emotional strength. Thirty youngsters from Arkansas and Florida on five rafts converged on the Spring River June 23 and 24 as a part of the Advanced Naval Special Warfare Orientation Course, the second phase of the summer training program for cadets interested in the Navy SEALs...
Assault, weapon charge filed against Alton man (06/26/03)
ALTON -- A felony charge of unlawful use of a weapon and a misdemeanor charge of domestic assault have been filed against an Alton man. According to the Oregon County Sheriff's Office, Alvie W. Hastings, 30, of Alton fired a .22 caliber magnum rifle in the direction of his sister-in-law, Tamesha Huddleston June 15...
Local fire departments receive grants (06/26/03)
OREGON COUNTY -- Two Oregon County rural fire departments have received large grants from a Department of Homeland Security grant program. The grant money is to be used to purchase firefighting equipment, to fund firefighter and safety programs, to enhance emergency medical services programs and to present fire prevention and safety programs in the departments' service areas...
Tri county fire departments receive grant money (06/26/03)
Gov. Mike Huckabee announced June 5 that the Fire Protection Services Fund created by Act 833 has certified and funded 908 fire departments over $7 million. The funds come from a one-half of 1 percent tax on fire insurance premiums in the state. Since 1991, when the fund was created, Arkansas fire departments have received more than $54.5 million. ...
FNB of Sharp County to change name (06/26/03)
First National Bank of Sharp County will shorten its name to FNBC (First National Banking Company) with a target date of Aug. 1, according to Martin Carpenter, chairman and chief executive officer of the bank. The First National Bank of Sharp County name was established in 1973 to reflect the growing presence in Sharp County at that time. The bank was chartered in 1912 as the Bank of Ash Flat...
Tri county fire departments receive grant money (06/26/03)
Gov. Mike Huckabee announced June 5 that the Fire Protection Services Fund created by Act 833 has certified and funded 908 fire departments over $7 million. The funds come from a one-half of 1 percent tax on fire insurance premiums in the state. Since 1991, when the fund was created, Arkansas fire departments have received more than $54.5 million. ...
FNB of Sharp County to change name (06/26/03)
First National Bank of Sharp County will shorten its name to FNBC (First National Banking Company) with a target date of Aug. 1, according to Martin Carpenter, chairman and chief executive officer of the bank. The First National Bank of Sharp County name was established in 1973 to reflect the growing presence in Sharp County at that time. The bank was chartered in 1912 as the Bank of Ash Flat...
NAEC to spray right-of-ways (06/26/03)
Progressive Forestry Service will be doing right-of-way spraying during a six-week stint in Sharp, Izard, Fulton and Baxter counties in an effort to control brush growth around 600 miles of powerlines. The distribution lines affected in Fulton County include Elizabeth, Mitchell, Bexar, Byron, Union, Wheeling, Fairview, Glencoe, Heart, Saddle, Agnos, Kittle and Cherokee Village, said James Kerley, North Arkansas Electric Cooperative operations manager...
Mother charged after car hits child (06/26/03)
The mother of a 2-year-old Horseshoe Bend girl was charged June 19 for endangering the welfare of a minor. Rachel Bennett, 23, is scheduled to appear in court July 15 in connection with an accident involving her minor children. Her daughter, Haley Alberson, was struck by a car after Bennett left three small children, ages 2, 1 and 11 months in a vehicle June 12 with the engine running...
Local fire departments receive grants (06/26/03)
OREGON COUNTY -- Two Oregon County rural fire departments have received large grants from a Department of Homeland Security grant program. The grant money is to be used to purchase firefighting equipment, to fund firefighter and safety programs, to enhance emergency medical services programs and to present fire prevention and safety programs in the departments' service areas...
Spring River helps Sea Cadets train for SEALs (06/26/03)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- For the second year, the Spring River has had special guests: young men and women trying to advance their physical and emotional strength. Thirty youngsters from Arkansas and Florida on five rafts converged on the Spring River June 23 and 24 as a part of the Advanced Naval Special Warfare Orientation Course, the second phase of the summer training program for cadets interested in the Navy SEALs...
Assault, weapon charge filed against Alton man (06/26/03)
ALTON -- A felony charge of unlawful use of a weapon and a misdemeanor charge of domestic assault have been filed against an Alton man. According to the Oregon County Sheriff's Office, Alvie W. Hastings, 30, of Alton fired a .22 caliber magnum rifle in the direction of his sister-in-law, Tamesha Huddleston June 15...
SMTS van assists those in need by providing a ride (06/26/03)
In the early morning haze Shirley Cockman checks the fan belts and engine fluid levels of her van. She washes the windows, sweeps the interior, makes sure the wheelchair lift is working and completes her daily safety checklist. Thus begins a day in the life of a Southeast Missouri Transportation Services (SMTS) driver in Oregon County...
Inmates break out windows in 'disturbance' (06/26/03)
Twelve inmates have been placed in lockup after a disturbance Monday night at the North Central Unit of the Arkansas Department of Correction in Calico Rock. George Brewer, a spokesman for the prison, said fighting among inmates started after one prisoner refused to take part in a fire drill...
Brazeal family holds reunion (06/26/03)
On June 1 the Koshkonong senior citizens building overflowed with family and friends who gathered for a day of visiting, sharing genealogy, a potluck lunch and a short game. Family survival kits were handed out to most of the people who attended. Before leaving "Kosh," some of those present toured the old Middlestudder grocery and feed store that has recently been purchased by a family member...
Arrington graduates from basic training (06/26/03)
Air Force Airman Gerald H. Arrington III has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. The airman is the son of Gerald and Sylvia Arrington of Horseshoe Bend and is a 2002 graduate of Salem High School. During the six weeks of training, the airman studied the Air Force mission, organization, and military customs and courtesies; performed drill and ceremony marches, and received physical training, rifle marksmanship, field training exercises, and special training in human relations.. ...
Mammoth Spring classes of 1940-'53 holds reunion (06/26/03)
One teacher, class members and guests made up the total of 81 registering and picking up name tags at the Mammoth Spring School cafeteria June 7. Nine states were represented. Two other class members dropped by for a short visit during the afternoon...
Arrington graduates from basic training (06/26/03)
Air Force Airman Gerald H. Arrington III has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. The airman is the son of Gerald and Sylvia Arrington of Horseshoe Bend and is a 2002 graduate of Salem High School. During the six weeks of training, the airman studied the Air Force mission, organization, and military customs and courtesies; performed drill and ceremony marches, and received physical training, rifle marksmanship, field training exercises, and special training in human relations.. ...
Mammoth Spring classes of 1940-'53 holds reunion (06/26/03)
One teacher, class members and guests made up the total of 81 registering and picking up name tags at the Mammoth Spring School cafeteria June 7. Nine states were represented. Two other class members dropped by for a short visit during the afternoon...
Brazeal family holds reunion (06/26/03)
On June 1 the Koshkonong senior citizens building overflowed with family and friends who gathered for a day of visiting, sharing genealogy, a potluck lunch and a short game. Family survival kits were handed out to most of the people who attended. Before leaving "Kosh," some of those present toured the old Middlestudder grocery and feed store that has recently been purchased by a family member...
Independence Day 5K slated (06/26/03)
The Ozark River Racers (ORR) is sponsoring the second annual Independence Day 5-K at the ASU Mountain Home campus on June 28, starting at 7:30 a.m. All participants will receive a race T-shirt. Early registration is $15. Registration on the day of the race will begin at 6 a.m. All participants must be at the campus by 7 a.m. for pre-race instructions...
Frog season set to open in Missouri (06/26/03)
Frog legs rank alongside caviar, escargot and oysters Rockefeller as delicacies for cultured palates. Missourians who treasure the taste of fresh frog legs fried, fricasseed or sauteed don't have much longer to wait. The season opens June 30. From sunset the last day of this month through Oct. 31, frog aficionados can take bullfrogs or green frogs with either a fishing or a hunting permit...
Conservation Department asks anglers to be kind to hellbenders (06/26/03)
Nobody is sure why Cryptobranchus alleganiensis is in decline. Maybe part of the problem is bad public relations. Heaven knows the foot-long salamander's common name-- hellbender -- hasn't done it any good. But one man hopes to find out what's troubling the amazing animal with a colorful moniker, and he hopes to recruit Missouri anglers to help him...
12th Annual Greyhound Golf Classic set (06/26/03)
The 12th Annual Greyhound Classic Golf Tournament is set for Aug. 2 at the Turkey Mountain Golf Course in Horseshoe Bend. The tournament is a two-person scramble beginning at 8 a.m. Entry fee is $50 per team. Prizes will be awarded to the top three places in four flights. Entry forms are available at the Turkey Mountain Pro Shop or golfers can enter by calling Eric Chambers at 670-4447, Wendall Smith at 895-2220, or Larry Brown at 895-3661...
East hammers West in All-Star hoops clash (06/26/03)
The blowout happened just as everyone predicted. But instead of the West All-Stars roughing up the East squad, it was the exact opposite as the East Basketball All-Stars hammered the West 83-62 June 21 in the 48th Annual Tyson/Wal-Mart/Arkansas High School Coaches Association All-Star Boys' Basketball game at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville...
12th Annual Greyhound Golf Classic set (06/26/03)
The 12th Annual Greyhound Classic Golf Tournament is set for Aug. 2 at the Turkey Mountain Golf Course in Horseshoe Bend. The tournament is a two-person scramble beginning at 8 a.m. Entry fee is $50 per team. Prizes will be awarded to the top three places in four flights. Entry forms are available at the Turkey Mountain Pro Shop or golfers can enter by calling Eric Chambers at 670-4447, Wendall Smith at 895-2220, or Larry Brown at 895-3661...
East hammers West in All-Star hoops clash (06/26/03)
The blowout happened just as everyone predicted. But instead of the West All-Stars roughing up the East squad, it was the exact opposite as the East Basketball All-Stars hammered the West 83-62 June 21 in the 48th Annual Tyson/Wal-Mart/Arkansas High School Coaches Association All-Star Boys' Basketball game at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville...
Independence Day 5K slated (06/26/03)
The Ozark River Racers (ORR) is sponsoring the second annual Independence Day 5-K at the ASU Mountain Home campus on June 28, starting at 7:30 a.m. All participants will receive a race T-shirt. Early registration is $15. Registration on the day of the race will begin at 6 a.m. All participants must be at the campus by 7 a.m. for pre-race instructions...
Conservation Department asks anglers to be kind to hellbenders (06/26/03)
Nobody is sure why Cryptobranchus alleganiensis is in decline. Maybe part of the problem is bad public relations. Heaven knows the foot-long salamander's common name-- hellbender -- hasn't done it any good. But one man hopes to find out what's troubling the amazing animal with a colorful moniker, and he hopes to recruit Missouri anglers to help him...
Frog season set to open in Missouri (06/26/03)
Frog legs rank alongside caviar, escargot and oysters Rockefeller as delicacies for cultured palates. Missourians who treasure the taste of fresh frog legs fried, fricasseed or sauteed don't have much longer to wait. The season opens June 30. From sunset the last day of this month through Oct. 31, frog aficionados can take bullfrogs or green frogs with either a fishing or a hunting permit...
Harbers mark 50 years (06/26/03)
Duane and Margrette Harber celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 6. They were married in 1953 in Liberal, Kan., and lived in Wichita until 1965, before moving back home to Salem. Joining in the celebration at West Palm Beach, Fla., were their sons and families -- Mike and Becky Harber, granddaughter Angela, husband, Fred, great-granddaughter, Madeline Angelo; and Marty and Cathy Harber, granddaughter, Kendra Roberson, grandson Duane P. Harber...
Harbers mark 50 years (06/26/03)
Duane and Margrette Harber celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 6. They were married in 1953 in Liberal, Kan., and lived in Wichita until 1965, before moving back home to Salem. Joining in the celebration at West Palm Beach, Fla., were their sons and families -- Mike and Becky Harber, granddaughter Angela, husband, Fred, great-granddaughter, Madeline Angelo; and Marty and Cathy Harber, granddaughter, Kendra Roberson, grandson Duane P. Harber...
Boldly Going Nowhere (06/26/03)
The Algonquin tribes of Native American Indians once stretched from New England, throughout the Great Lakes, all the way to Lake Superior. According to the Farmer's Almanac, they had special names for every full moon to occur each year. Since the lunar month is only 29 days long on average, the exact calendar dates shifted from year to year...
Cattle Call (06/26/03)
For all of you who are frustrated by the amount of time, political capital and ink being spent on the marketing issues like country-of-origin labeling (COOL) and a ban on packer ownership of cattle, your desire to move onto issues that will have far more effect on the price received for cattle will have to wait...
From my Front Porch (06/26/03)
When I was growing up, the most the television industry had to offer was the very limited selection of four channels, PBS, ABC, CBS and NBC. And that was only if you happened to live close to town. As comedian Jeff Foxworthy once explained, in those days, if the president was giving a speech, your evening was pretty much shot. No Flipper, Gunsmoke, or I Dream of Jeannie...
Cattle Call (06/26/03)
For all of you who are frustrated by the amount of time, political capital and ink being spent on the marketing issues like country-of-origin labeling (COOL) and a ban on packer ownership of cattle, your desire to move onto issues that will have far more effect on the price received for cattle will have to wait...
From my Front Porch (06/26/03)
When I was growing up, the most the television industry had to offer was the very limited selection of four channels, PBS, ABC, CBS and NBC. And that was only if you happened to live close to town. As comedian Jeff Foxworthy once explained, in those days, if the president was giving a speech, your evening was pretty much shot. No Flipper, Gunsmoke, or I Dream of Jeannie...
Boldly Going Nowhere (06/26/03)
The Algonquin tribes of Native American Indians once stretched from New England, throughout the Great Lakes, all the way to Lake Superior. According to the Farmer's Almanac, they had special names for every full moon to occur each year. Since the lunar month is only 29 days long on average, the exact calendar dates shifted from year to year...