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Stories from Thursday, July 10, 2003

Farmers' Market gears up (07/10/03)
OREGON COUNTY -- The Oregon County Health Department, in cooperation with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, has announced the Farmers' Market Assistance Program is under way in Missouri for women, children and the elderly. Local health department officials said fresh fruits and vegetables are in season and the state is continuing to support programs that assure these essential foods are made available to its most vulnerable populations -- the low income and elderly...
McKellar's Fresh Market opens at Mammoth Spring (07/10/03)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- Husband and wife Tom and Kathy Hoffman have opened up a new store, McKellar's Fresh Market, at 515 Main Street in Mammoth Spring. The store is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. The Hoffmans offer a wide range of products including homemade jams and jellies, relishes and homemade bread...
Alton Board approves budget (07/10/03)
Alton School Board of Education approved the proposed budget for the 2003-2004 school year June 30. According to the budget plan that was developed by the Board of Education, administrative staff, faculty and other staff members, the total predicted revenue of $5,067,543 is $390,499 less than last year. ...
Schuster named Thayer Citizen of the Year (07/10/03)
THAYER -- For his efforts in downtown revitalization, beautification and restoration, Thayer resident Craig Schuster was named this year's Citizen of the Year. The announcement was made by Thayer Chamber of Commerce member Dr. Earnie Mainprize at the June 30 chamber banquet...
Murder trials continued till next year (07/10/03)
Defense attorneys will have until after the first of next year to prepare for murder trials that have already been postponed for over a year. All four men suspected of the murder of an Agnos man were granted continuances July 7 by 16th Judicial Circuit Court Judge Tim Weaver...
Alton resident renews friendship with USS Hornet (07/10/03)
"Dad, one of the aircraft carriers you were on during the War is now a museum at Alameda. Come to California. I want to see it with you." Alton resident Joe McCollom took up his son Michael's invitation and flew to California in mid-June to visit family and friends.The aircraft carrier USS Hornet was among the friends McCollom visited...
Speed exceeds 110 in C-City chase (07/10/03)
A Batesville man in possession of over 41 grams of methamphetamine led Cave City police officers on a high speed chase June 29 reaching speeds over 110 mph before losing control of his vehicle and hitting a tree, according to authorities. William Gaston, 41, was charged with felony fleeing, reckless driving, driving left of center and driving without insurance by Cave City Police Chief Vernon Gann...
Areawide Media offers discount subscriptions (07/10/03)
This special saturation issue of The News is being sent to every household in Sharp County, as well as to regular subscribers in Fulton and Izard counties and outside the tri-county area. Areawide Media is offering a special discount subscription rate to new subscribers: $10 for six months...
Log home holds family memories (07/10/03)
Family, honor, tradition and history run deep in the Hayden Estes family. Its roots trace back locally to the mid-1800s on a farm about two miles west of Ash Flat where an old log home still remains. The 400-acre farm is peaceful and serene, untouched by time. It has a charm and character that words cannot describe. Many have traveled the path to the old log home to do some serious soul-searching, said Tommy Estes and Carolyn Estes Stewart, son and daughter of Hayden and Rexine Estes...
Sharp searches for new clues in Watts murders (07/10/03)
Sharp County authorities have been busy following up on new leads of the 16-year-old unsolved double homicide of Terry and Katherine Watts of Ash Flat. The couple was found brutally murdered in their home Dec. 31, 1986. "I'm pleased with the progress being made thus far," said Sharp County Sheriff Dale Weaver. ...
Arkansas man charged with assaulting wife (07/10/03)
ALTON -- A rural Sharp County, Ark., man is in the Oregon County jail at Alton and is charged with felony assault. According to an Oregon County Sheriff's Department report, on June 3 Roy Owens Jr., 43, tried to kill or injure his wife by pulling her from a vehicle by her head and taking her to the ground. The incident took place on Oregon County Road 264. Owens' bail has been set at $50,000...
Areawide Media offers discount subscriptions (07/10/03)
This special saturation issue of The News is being sent to every household in Sharp County, as well as to regular subscribers in Fulton and Izard counties and outside the tri-county area. Areawide Media is offering a special discount subscription rate to new subscribers: $10 for six months...
Alton resident renews friendship with USS Hornet (07/10/03)
"Dad, one of the aircraft carriers you were on during the War is now a museum at Alameda. Come to California. I want to see it with you." Alton resident Joe McCollom took up his son Michael's invitation and flew to California in mid-June to visit family and friends.The aircraft carrier USS Hornet was among the friends McCollom visited...
Arkansas man charged with assaulting wife (07/10/03)
ALTON -- A rural Sharp County, Ark., man is in the Oregon County jail at Alton and is charged with felony assault. According to an Oregon County Sheriff's Department report, on June 3 Roy Owens Jr., 43, tried to kill or injure his wife by pulling her from a vehicle by her head and taking her to the ground. The incident took place on Oregon County Road 264. Owens' bail has been set at $50,000...
Speed exceeds 110 in C-City chase (07/10/03)
A Batesville man in possession of over 41 grams of methamphetamine led Cave City police officers on a high speed chase June 29 reaching speeds over 110 mph before losing control of his vehicle and hitting a tree, according to authorities. William Gaston, 41, was charged with felony fleeing, reckless driving, driving left of center and driving without insurance by Cave City Police Chief Vernon Gann...
Farmers' Market gears up (07/10/03)
OREGON COUNTY -- The Oregon County Health Department, in cooperation with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, has announced the Farmers' Market Assistance Program is under way in Missouri for women, children and the elderly. Local health department officials said fresh fruits and vegetables are in season and the state is continuing to support programs that assure these essential foods are made available to its most vulnerable populations -- the low income and elderly...
McKellar's Fresh Market opens at Mammoth Spring (07/10/03)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- Husband and wife Tom and Kathy Hoffman have opened up a new store, McKellar's Fresh Market, at 515 Main Street in Mammoth Spring. The store is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. The Hoffmans offer a wide range of products including homemade jams and jellies, relishes and homemade bread...
Alton Board approves budget (07/10/03)
Alton School Board of Education approved the proposed budget for the 2003-2004 school year June 30. According to the budget plan that was developed by the Board of Education, administrative staff, faculty and other staff members, the total predicted revenue of $5,067,543 is $390,499 less than last year. ...
Schuster named Thayer Citizen of the Year (07/10/03)
THAYER -- For his efforts in downtown revitalization, beautification and restoration, Thayer resident Craig Schuster was named this year's Citizen of the Year. The announcement was made by Thayer Chamber of Commerce member Dr. Earnie Mainprize at the June 30 chamber banquet...
Murder trials continued till next year (07/10/03)
Defense attorneys will have until after the first of next year to prepare for murder trials that have already been postponed for over a year. All four men suspected of the murder of an Agnos man were granted continuances July 7 by 16th Judicial Circuit Court Judge Tim Weaver...
Log home holds family memories (07/10/03)
Family, honor, tradition and history run deep in the Hayden Estes family. Its roots trace back locally to the mid-1800s on a farm about two miles west of Ash Flat where an old log home still remains. The 400-acre farm is peaceful and serene, untouched by time. It has a charm and character that words cannot describe. Many have traveled the path to the old log home to do some serious soul-searching, said Tommy Estes and Carolyn Estes Stewart, son and daughter of Hayden and Rexine Estes...
Sharp searches for new clues in Watts murders (07/10/03)
Sharp County authorities have been busy following up on new leads of the 16-year-old unsolved double homicide of Terry and Katherine Watts of Ash Flat. The couple was found brutally murdered in their home Dec. 31, 1986. "I'm pleased with the progress being made thus far," said Sharp County Sheriff Dale Weaver. ...
Local talent helps Rebels to USSSA title (07/10/03)
The 14-and-under USSSA State Baseball Tournament held last week in Bentonville featured three local players on the roster of the Harrison Rebels. Adam Montgomery, from ICC, and Billy Ninemire and Kolby King, Highland students, helped the Harrison Rebels capture the state title with a 14-5 victory over the Sylvan Hills North Little Rock Braves...
Denton inks baseball letter with WBC Eagles (07/10/03)
Dusty Denton of Pough-keepsie will play baseball next year for Williams Baptist College. The Highland High School product signed his letter of intent June 25 with the Eagles. Denton, a catcher, was an All State honorable mention this year with the Rebels, and he was an All Conference selection the past two seasons. He had a .450 batting average this season...
Tommy Bolt Clinic a success (07/10/03)
Over 50 golf fans registered for the Fountain Place Tommy Bolt Clinic held at the Cherokee Village South Golf Course June 28. The weather cooperated and clinic participants were welcomed with a casual lunch catered by the South Course Restaurant. The luncheon was underwritten with part of a cash grant to Fountain Place provided by the American Land Company of Cherokee Village, principals Eben Daggett and Ron Rhodes...
Thayer swim team nipped by West Plains (07/10/03)
The Thayer swim team took second place to West Plains in a recent meet. Thayer finished one point out of first place with 480 points. West Plains took top honors with 481 points, followed by Willow Springs (466), Cabool (267), and Houston (246). Individual trophy winners were Valerie Dixon in the 15- to 16-year-old girls, Tasha Wren in the 17- to 25-year-old girls, and Cody Lee in the 8-and-under boys...
St. Louis sensation worth watching (07/10/03)
I have to admit, I'm not much of a Major League Baseball fan anymore. I guess all the work stoppages and acrimony between the players and owners has gotten to me. Sure, I used to enjoy playing Little League and Babe Ruth ball, emulating my favorite players from Cincinnati's Big Red Machine or the Oakland Athletics of Reggie Jackson, Vida Blue and Sal Bando (my personal favorite) every time I stepped onto the diamond...
St. Louis sensation worth watching (07/10/03)
I have to admit, I'm not much of a Major League Baseball fan anymore. I guess all the work stoppages and acrimony between the players and owners has gotten to me. Sure, I used to enjoy playing Little League and Babe Ruth ball, emulating my favorite players from Cincinnati's Big Red Machine or the Oakland Athletics of Reggie Jackson, Vida Blue and Sal Bando (my personal favorite) every time I stepped onto the diamond...
Thayer swim team nipped by West Plains (07/10/03)
The Thayer swim team took second place to West Plains in a recent meet. Thayer finished one point out of first place with 480 points. West Plains took top honors with 481 points, followed by Willow Springs (466), Cabool (267), and Houston (246). Individual trophy winners were Valerie Dixon in the 15- to 16-year-old girls, Tasha Wren in the 17- to 25-year-old girls, and Cody Lee in the 8-and-under boys...
Tommy Bolt Clinic a success (07/10/03)
Over 50 golf fans registered for the Fountain Place Tommy Bolt Clinic held at the Cherokee Village South Golf Course June 28. The weather cooperated and clinic participants were welcomed with a casual lunch catered by the South Course Restaurant. The luncheon was underwritten with part of a cash grant to Fountain Place provided by the American Land Company of Cherokee Village, principals Eben Daggett and Ron Rhodes...
Local talent helps Rebels to USSSA title (07/10/03)
The 14-and-under USSSA State Baseball Tournament held last week in Bentonville featured three local players on the roster of the Harrison Rebels. Adam Montgomery, from ICC, and Billy Ninemire and Kolby King, Highland students, helped the Harrison Rebels capture the state title with a 14-5 victory over the Sylvan Hills North Little Rock Braves...
Denton inks baseball letter with WBC Eagles (07/10/03)
Dusty Denton of Pough-keepsie will play baseball next year for Williams Baptist College. The Highland High School product signed his letter of intent June 25 with the Eagles. Denton, a catcher, was an All State honorable mention this year with the Rebels, and he was an All Conference selection the past two seasons. He had a .450 batting average this season...
Marlins to mark 50 years (07/10/03)
Mr. and Mrs. Anthel Marlin will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary from 2 to 4 p.m. July 26 with a reception in the fellowship center of Faith Baptist Church in North Little Rock. The couple was married Aug. 21, 1953, at Antioch Church in Zion by Lehman Dobbins...
Marlins to mark 50 years (07/10/03)
Mr. and Mrs. Anthel Marlin will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary from 2 to 4 p.m. July 26 with a reception in the fellowship center of Faith Baptist Church in North Little Rock. The couple was married Aug. 21, 1953, at Antioch Church in Zion by Lehman Dobbins...
From my Front Porch (07/10/03)
For the past several weeks I have been on a mission to find not one, but two misplaced cell phones. I say misplaced because I am convinced that somewhere beneath the clutter I call home the two phones are together happily commiserating with one another...
Boldly Going Nowhere (07/10/03)
I once stood in line at Wal-Mart behind an attractive woman who had a tattoo of a dragonfly on the small of her back. I asked her if she knew the significance of the dragonfly whereupon she asked me if I knew the significance of minding my own business. As relationships go, it was remarkably short...
From my Front Porch (07/10/03)
For the past several weeks I have been on a mission to find not one, but two misplaced cell phones. I say misplaced because I am convinced that somewhere beneath the clutter I call home the two phones are together happily commiserating with one another...
Boldly Going Nowhere (07/10/03)
I once stood in line at Wal-Mart behind an attractive woman who had a tattoo of a dragonfly on the small of her back. I asked her if she knew the significance of the dragonfly whereupon she asked me if I knew the significance of minding my own business. As relationships go, it was remarkably short...