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Stories from Thursday, August 7, 2003

B&Bs offer variety in Oregon County (08/07/03)
OREGON COUNTY -- Vacationers, business people and weary travelers have several options for overnight lodging in Oregon County. There are motels, bed and breakfast inns and in recent years cottages and lodges. This is the first in a series of articles about the growing industry of overnight lodging in the area...
Asbestos removed from Salem High (08/07/03)
Salem Superintendent Bob Foster told the Salem School Board July 21 the asbestos removal from the high school building was complete. Other summer campus improvements included installing ceiling tile and new insulation at the high school, constructing the new storage building, painting football bleachers, erecting a new standing seam metal roof over the old high school roof and installing floor tile...
Salem classes to begin Aug. 18 (08/07/03)
The Salem School District will begin the 2003-04 school year Aug. 18. Classes will begin at 8 a.m. and will be dismissed at 3 p.m. Buses will run their regular routes. Breakfast and lunch will be served in the cafeteria. Lunch prices for grades K-6th are 90 cents, reduced 40 cents; lunch prices for grades 7-12 are $1, reduced 40 cents. Breakfast prices for K-12: 60 cents, reduced 30 cents. Adult lunch prices are $1.50, adult breakfast prices are 80 cents...
Panel discusses education reform at Ozarka College (08/07/03)
Citizens from Fulton, Stone, Sharp, Izard, Cleburne and Independence counties came to voice their opinions on education and school consolidation at a forum July 29 in the John E. Miller Auditorium at Ozarka College in Melbourne. The meeting was one of many around the state organized by Arkansans for Excellence in Education...
Bank of Salem to open branch in MS (08/07/03)
Mark Montgomery, president and CEO of the Bank of Salem, has announced the Bank of Salem will open a full service branch bank in Mammoth Spring. Montgomery explained that with the growth the Bank of Salem has experienced in the past few years, it was time to put in a branch in the northeast part of Fulton County for the convenience of the customers in the Spring River area...
Thayer VFD gets funds (08/07/03)
THAYER -- Matching funds for rural fire departments are being distributed by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) Forestry Division staff. Thayer Volunteer Fire Department is among 136 fire departments to receive checks of up to $3,000 to help them with the purchase of personal protective gear and fire fighting equipment for natural cover fires as well as structure fires...
Teen dies after ATV crash (08/07/03)
A Mount Pleasant teen died from head injuries he sustained during a four-wheeler accident July 29. Jonathan Putensen, 18, was riding his Yamaha Warrior all-terrain vehicle when he lost control of the vehicle on County Road 75 in Izard County. He crossed the road, striking a tree head-on, said Charlie Melton, investigating officer of the Izard County Sheriff's Office...
Ash Flat mayor recovering from snake bite (08/07/03)
Ash Flat Mayor Brien Nix Hall was released from St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro Aug. 1 after 10 days there as a result of a rattlesnake bite he received July 22. Hall said he is resting at home and will get back to his work responsibilities slowly this week...
Thayer man arrested for drug possession (08/07/03)
A Thayer man was arrested July 30 in Mammoth Spring when authorities seized over a half pound of marijuana in his vehicle. Mammoth Spring Police Chief Mike Davis was on patrol when he observed Jeremy Thompson, 26, had crossed the center line on Main Street in Mammoth Spring several times. Davis said a tail light lens was broken in the 2001 Ford Mustang that Thompson was traveling in...
FarmService seeks nominees (08/07/03)
OREGON COUNTY -- Dennis Johnson, executive director of Oregon County Farm Service Agency (FSA), announced last week that his office will begin accepting nominations for candidates to run in the upcoming county committee election. The annual election for the local county committee will take place in November by mail-in ballot. Johnson said this year's election is for the committee member representing local Administration Area 2 which includes Thayer, Big Apple and Highland townships...
Myrtle teen charged with felony assault at Thayer (08/07/03)
OREGON COUNTY -- A Myrtle teen-ager has been charged with felony assault. Oregon County Sheriff Tim Ward said David A. Dujardin, 19, was arrested last week after an incident at Flash Market in Thayer where Dujardin is alleged to have pulled a knife on store clerk Daniel Carroll and threatened to cut his throat...
Music, encampment to end Reunion week (08/07/03)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- In conjunction with the 110th Old Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Air Force Reunion, a country music concert will be held at the Frisco Depot Aug. 9. The concert will feature Old Country from Paragould, Ark. Everyone is invited to bring lawn chairs and instruments and join in a jam session following the concert...
Soldier injured in explosion (08/07/03)
Jared Rhine, 26, a member of the 1139th Missouri Army National Guard of Harrisonville, was injured following an explosion June 30 during night patrol in Baghdad, said his aunt, Vicky Bassham of Salem. His mother, Phyllis Rhine of Caulfield, Mo., said her son's unit was on patrol when a grenade or bomb exploded, knocking him unconscious. He is a gunner who rides on the back of military vehicles...
Bank of Salem to open branch bank in Mammoth Spring (08/07/03)
Mark Montgomery, president and CEO of the Bank of Salem, has announced the Bank of Salem will open a full service branch bank in Mammoth Spring. Montgomery explained that with the growth the Bank of Salem has experienced in the past few years, it was time to put in a branch in the northeast part of Fulton County for the convenience of the customers in the Spring River area...
New Izard County jail opens (08/07/03)
Nine inmates have been transported from the Izard County jail to the new detention center which opened Aug. 4 on Highway 9 spur in Melbourne across from Century Flooring. Construction started April 25, 2002, on the new jail, which can hold 32 inmates, including a cellblock for six women, said Izard County Judge Eddie Cooper...
New Izard County jail opens (08/07/03)
Nine inmates have been transported from the Izard County jail to the new detention center which opened Aug. 4 on Highway 9 spur in Melbourne across from Century Flooring. Construction started April 25, 2002, on the new jail, which can hold 32 inmates, including a cellblock for six women, said Izard County Judge Eddie Cooper...
Panel discusses education reform at Ozarka College (08/07/03)
Citizens from Fulton, Stone, Sharp, Izard, Cleburne and Independence counties came to voice their opinions on education and school consolidation at a forum July 29 in the John E. Miller Auditorium at Ozarka College in Melbourne. The meeting was one of many around the state organized by Arkansans for Excellence in Education...
Soldier injured in explosion (08/07/03)
Jared Rhine, 26, a member of the 1139th Missouri Army National Guard of Harrisonville, was injured following an explosion June 30 during night patrol in Baghdad, said his aunt, Vicky Bassham of Salem. His mother, Phyllis Rhine of Caulfield, Mo., said her son's unit was on patrol when a grenade or bomb exploded, knocking him unconscious. He is a gunner who rides on the back of military vehicles...
Bank of Salem to open branch bank in Mammoth Spring (08/07/03)
Mark Montgomery, president and CEO of the Bank of Salem, has announced the Bank of Salem will open a full service branch bank in Mammoth Spring. Montgomery explained that with the growth the Bank of Salem has experienced in the past few years, it was time to put in a branch in the northeast part of Fulton County for the convenience of the customers in the Spring River area...
B&Bs offer variety in Oregon County (08/07/03)
OREGON COUNTY -- Vacationers, business people and weary travelers have several options for overnight lodging in Oregon County. There are motels, bed and breakfast inns and in recent years cottages and lodges. This is the first in a series of articles about the growing industry of overnight lodging in the area...
Music, encampment to end Reunion week (08/07/03)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- In conjunction with the 110th Old Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Air Force Reunion, a country music concert will be held at the Frisco Depot Aug. 9. The concert will feature Old Country from Paragould, Ark. Everyone is invited to bring lawn chairs and instruments and join in a jam session following the concert...
Thayer VFD gets funds (08/07/03)
THAYER -- Matching funds for rural fire departments are being distributed by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) Forestry Division staff. Thayer Volunteer Fire Department is among 136 fire departments to receive checks of up to $3,000 to help them with the purchase of personal protective gear and fire fighting equipment for natural cover fires as well as structure fires...
Myrtle teen charged with felony assault at Thayer (08/07/03)
OREGON COUNTY -- A Myrtle teen-ager has been charged with felony assault. Oregon County Sheriff Tim Ward said David A. Dujardin, 19, was arrested last week after an incident at Flash Market in Thayer where Dujardin is alleged to have pulled a knife on store clerk Daniel Carroll and threatened to cut his throat...
FarmService seeks nominees (08/07/03)
OREGON COUNTY -- Dennis Johnson, executive director of Oregon County Farm Service Agency (FSA), announced last week that his office will begin accepting nominations for candidates to run in the upcoming county committee election. The annual election for the local county committee will take place in November by mail-in ballot. Johnson said this year's election is for the committee member representing local Administration Area 2 which includes Thayer, Big Apple and Highland townships...
Thayer man arrested for drug possession (08/07/03)
A Thayer man was arrested July 30 in Mammoth Spring when authorities seized over a half pound of marijuana in his vehicle. Mammoth Spring Police Chief Mike Davis was on patrol when he observed Jeremy Thompson, 26, had crossed the center line on Main Street in Mammoth Spring several times. Davis said a tail light lens was broken in the 2001 Ford Mustang that Thompson was traveling in...
Ash Flat mayor recovering from snake bite (08/07/03)
Ash Flat Mayor Brien Nix Hall was released from St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro Aug. 1 after 10 days there as a result of a rattlesnake bite he received July 22. Hall said he is resting at home and will get back to his work responsibilities slowly this week...
Teen dies after ATV crash (08/07/03)
A Mount Pleasant teen died from head injuries he sustained during a four-wheeler accident July 29. Jonathan Putensen, 18, was riding his Yamaha Warrior all-terrain vehicle when he lost control of the vehicle on County Road 75 in Izard County. He crossed the road, striking a tree head-on, said Charlie Melton, investigating officer of the Izard County Sheriff's Office...
Salem classes to begin Aug. 18 (08/07/03)
The Salem School District will begin the 2003-04 school year Aug. 18. Classes will begin at 8 a.m. and will be dismissed at 3 p.m. Buses will run their regular routes. Breakfast and lunch will be served in the cafeteria. Lunch prices for grades K-6th are 90 cents, reduced 40 cents; lunch prices for grades 7-12 are $1, reduced 40 cents. Breakfast prices for K-12: 60 cents, reduced 30 cents. Adult lunch prices are $1.50, adult breakfast prices are 80 cents...
Asbestos removed from Salem High (08/07/03)
Salem Superintendent Bob Foster told the Salem School Board July 21 the asbestos removal from the high school building was complete. Other summer campus improvements included installing ceiling tile and new insulation at the high school, constructing the new storage building, painting football bleachers, erecting a new standing seam metal roof over the old high school roof and installing floor tile...
Bank of Salem to open branch in MS (08/07/03)
Mark Montgomery, president and CEO of the Bank of Salem, has announced the Bank of Salem will open a full service branch bank in Mammoth Spring. Montgomery explained that with the growth the Bank of Salem has experienced in the past few years, it was time to put in a branch in the northeast part of Fulton County for the convenience of the customers in the Spring River area...
Highland grads earn Kiwanis scholarships (08/07/03)
Four Highland School graduates were selected as this year's Kiwanis scholarship winners. At a recent Cherokee Village Kiwanis Club meeting Lindsay Poulsen and Jennifer Wilkinson were selected as this year's Georgia Morton Medical Scholarship Winners. Poulsen received her check for $1,000. She is enrolled in medical technology at the University of Central Arkansas. Wilkinson also received a check of $1,000 and is enrolled in radiology at Arkansas State University...
Highland band students get fine tuning at summer camps (08/07/03)
Highland band students were busy improving their skills this summer at camps across the state. Five students attended the senior high session of Dixie Band Camp. Twenty-seven students attended Dixie Band Camp held at University of Central Arkansas in Conway. ...
Highland grads earn Kiwanis scholarships (08/07/03)
Four Highland School graduates were selected as this year's Kiwanis scholarship winners. At a recent Cherokee Village Kiwanis Club meeting Lindsay Poulsen and Jennifer Wilkinson were selected as this year's Georgia Morton Medical Scholarship Winners. Poulsen received her check for $1,000. She is enrolled in medical technology at the University of Central Arkansas. Wilkinson also received a check of $1,000 and is enrolled in radiology at Arkansas State University...
Highland band students get fine tuning at summer camps (08/07/03)
Highland band students were busy improving their skills this summer at camps across the state. Five students attended the senior high session of Dixie Band Camp. Twenty-seven students attended Dixie Band Camp held at University of Central Arkansas in Conway. ...
Long-term forest study shows birds' response to logging more complex than expected (08/07/03)
EMINENCE -- Ground skinks and fence lizards don't seem to suffer from timber harvests. Wood thrushes like clearcuts. Ovenbirds don't. And Kentucky warblers thrive in timber harvest areas, regardless of whether all or some of the trees are removed...
Sorahan waits for turn to leave mark in Fayetteville (08/07/03)
FAYETTEVILLE -- That California quarterback changing schools like freeway drivers change lanes has become old school at his new school. Starting year three at Arkansas, Ryan Sorahan of Los Gatos, Calif., is the Razorbacks' senior quarterback. He's outlasted departed quarterbacking teammates Zak Clark and Tarvaris Jackson to be placed in tandem with junior Matt Jones, last year's starter...
Conservation exhibits a big part of state fair (08/07/03)
Outdoor adventures aplenty await Missouri State Fairgoers, with programs ranging from living history to practical crafts. The fair runs Aug. 7 through 17 in Sedalia. The Missouri Department of Conservation's pavilion at the south end of the fair grounds will host the Lewis and Clark Dugout Canoe Crew this year. ...
Players swap places; Drew stays with Cardinals (08/07/03)
Now that the baseball deadline is history for 2003, let's look at some of the trades that were made, and one that was not. Let's start by taking a look at a very interesting trade that was made between the San Francisco Giants and the Baltimore Orioles, with the Giants receiving starting pitcher Sidney Ponson for pitchers Damian Moss, Kurt Ainsworth and a minor league pitcher. This deal was not done to win the division; rather it was done with intentions to win the championship...
Harrison Rebels finish Nationals in 12th place (08/07/03)
The Harrison Rebels 1-year-old baseball team finished 12th in the National USSASA 14-and-Under Baseball Tourn-ament held last week in Kansas City, Kan. The team finished the four-day tournament with a 4-3 record, losing its three games by a combined total of only four runs...
Politics and the inadequacies of Arkansas sports fans (08/07/03)
First off, I must say that I really don't care much for politics, and I try to keep my political opinions to myself because I realize I have not the time nor the patience required to keep up with, and accurately discuss, such matters as government affairs...
Players swap places; Drew stays with Cardinals (08/07/03)
Now that the baseball deadline is history for 2003, let's look at some of the trades that were made, and one that was not. Let's start by taking a look at a very interesting trade that was made between the San Francisco Giants and the Baltimore Orioles, with the Giants receiving starting pitcher Sidney Ponson for pitchers Damian Moss, Kurt Ainsworth and a minor league pitcher. This deal was not done to win the division; rather it was done with intentions to win the championship...
Sorahan waits for turn to leave mark in Fayetteville (08/07/03)
FAYETTEVILLE -- That California quarterback changing schools like freeway drivers change lanes has become old school at his new school. Starting year three at Arkansas, Ryan Sorahan of Los Gatos, Calif., is the Razorbacks' senior quarterback. He's outlasted departed quarterbacking teammates Zak Clark and Tarvaris Jackson to be placed in tandem with junior Matt Jones, last year's starter...
Conservation exhibits a big part of state fair (08/07/03)
Outdoor adventures aplenty await Missouri State Fairgoers, with programs ranging from living history to practical crafts. The fair runs Aug. 7 through 17 in Sedalia. The Missouri Department of Conservation's pavilion at the south end of the fair grounds will host the Lewis and Clark Dugout Canoe Crew this year. ...
Politics and the inadequacies of Arkansas sports fans (08/07/03)
First off, I must say that I really don't care much for politics, and I try to keep my political opinions to myself because I realize I have not the time nor the patience required to keep up with, and accurately discuss, such matters as government affairs...
Harrison Rebels finish Nationals in 12th place (08/07/03)
The Harrison Rebels 1-year-old baseball team finished 12th in the National USSASA 14-and-Under Baseball Tourn-ament held last week in Kansas City, Kan. The team finished the four-day tournament with a 4-3 record, losing its three games by a combined total of only four runs...
Long-term forest study shows birds' response to logging more complex than expected (08/07/03)
EMINENCE -- Ground skinks and fence lizards don't seem to suffer from timber harvests. Wood thrushes like clearcuts. Ovenbirds don't. And Kentucky warblers thrive in timber harvest areas, regardless of whether all or some of the trees are removed...
From my Front Porch (08/07/03)
A tale of two cities To borrow from Charles Dickens, it was the best of times, it was the worst of times. And so begins my tale of two cities, both named O'Fallon. I was to pick up my daughter who for a second summer was spending a week working in East St. ...
Fulton slates talent contest at fair (08/07/03)
The Fulton County Fair Talent Contest will be Aug. 23. The contest will be held in conjunction with the Young Miss and Miss Fulton County Beauty Revue and will start at 7 p.m. in the Salem Civic Center Theater Building. The contest will have seven categories: vocal solo, vocal group, dance solo, dance group, instrumental solo, instrumental group and variety. ...
Boldly Going Nowhere (08/07/03)
Ozarka College is a public institution committed to excellence in education, training and service. Its motto is "A Short Drive to Great Distances." That's probably a fancy way of saying, "If you want to get someplace in life, you need to learn a few things first to get the ball rolling."...
Boldly Going Nowhere (08/07/03)
Ozarka College is a public institution committed to excellence in education, training and service. Its motto is "A Short Drive to Great Distances." That's probably a fancy way of saying, "If you want to get someplace in life, you need to learn a few things first to get the ball rolling."...
From my Front Porch (08/07/03)
A tale of two cities To borrow from Charles Dickens, it was the best of times, it was the worst of times. And so begins my tale of two cities, both named O'Fallon. I was to pick up my daughter who for a second summer was spending a week working in East St. ...
Fulton slates talent contest at fair (08/07/03)
The Fulton County Fair Talent Contest will be Aug. 23. The contest will be held in conjunction with the Young Miss and Miss Fulton County Beauty Revue and will start at 7 p.m. in the Salem Civic Center Theater Building. The contest will have seven categories: vocal solo, vocal group, dance solo, dance group, instrumental solo, instrumental group and variety. ...