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Stories from Tuesday, March 2, 2004

Williford, ORC to consolidate (03/02/04)
The Mammoth Spring School District voted Feb. 16 to consolidate with the Williford School School District. But Williford's school board voted three days later to administratively consolidate with the Oak Ridge Central School District in Ravenden. "We had several parents at the meeting and we polled them," said Rodney Despain, Williford School Board president. "About 99 percent of them wanted us to go with Oak Ridge Central."...
Fulton, Bend offer free firearm safety kits (03/02/04)
Fulton County Sheriff's Department and Horseshoe Bend Police Department are providing free safety kits to local residents through a partnership with Project ChildSafe, the nationwide firearms safety education program. The sheriff's department began distributing the kits Feb. 16. It has 1,300 to give away. The kits can be picked up at the sheriff's office between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Horseshoe Bend has 200 kits to give away. They may be picked up at Horseshoe Bend Police Department...
Lashley benefit planned (03/02/04)
OREGON COUNTY -- A pie auction will be held at 7 p.m. Feb. 27 at Bakersfield School Gym for the Lashley family. The parents died in a wreck last Thursday and the surviving children need the community's help. The Lashleys are survived by a son and daughter-in-law, both age 22, and a daughter, age 16. They are also survived by two baby grandchildren...
ICC wins 3rd state chess title (03/02/04)
Izard County High School's chess team won the Class A-AA State High School Team Chess Tournament at Searcy Feb. 21. Michael Martin, a ninth grader, was named the most valuable player. Izard County won the team competition with 10.5 points. Episcopal Collegiate was second with six points and Kirby finished third...
Salem man injured in rollover (03/02/04)
A propane truck driver is recovering at home after his truck overturned on Highway 167 and shut down traffic for eight hours Feb. 17. "It's very scary, very scary," said Oscar Ballard who saw the accident from his home across the highway. "I don't see how it kept from killing him."...
After Mammoth Spring approves consolidation (03/02/04)
Reporter's note: Following are events involving the Mammoth Spring School District over the past two weeks from a regular school board meeting Feb. 9 to a vote that nearly led to administrative consolidation with the Williford School district. MAMMOTH SPRING -- By unanimous vote, members of the Williford School Board voted Feb. 19 to an administrative consolidation with the Oak Ridge Central School District instead of Mammoth Spring...
Aldridge named conservation employee of year (03/02/04)
Fulton County Conservation District employee Lora Aldridge was recently named employee of the year by the Arkansas Association of Conservation Districts. She was selected for the honor based on the recommendations of her colleagues and her exemplary work record, according to the AACD. Aldridge has been secretary and project coordinator in the conservation district's Fulton County office for the last 18 years...
Bowers, Poulette sentenced on drug charges (03/02/04)
OREGON COUNTY -- Two Thayer residents pleaded guilty to drug charges in Oregon County Circuit Court Feb.18. Crystal Bowers, 21, pleaded guilty to a class C felony possession of a controlled substance. She was sentenced to five years in the Missouri Department of Corrections with a suspended execution of sentence and placed on five years probation...
Viola works on grant to buy rescue vehicle (03/02/04)
Viola Mayor Jackie Estes reported at the Feb.17 city council meeting the Viola Fire Department is working on a FEMA grant in order to purchase a new rescue vehicle. He told the council the city would have to match 10 percent of the money if the grant is approved. The motion to pass the 10 percent match was approved...
Benefits set for young cancer patient (03/02/04)
KOSHKONONG -- A benefit for a Salem, Ark., girl with ties to Koshkonong and Mammoth Spring will be held Feb. 28 at the Koshkonong Gym. Charlie Williams, 14, is suffering from a rare form of bone cancer in her right knee. She is undergoing chemotherapy treatments at Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock. She is the daughter of Theresa Williams of Salem, Johnny Williams of Mammoth Spring and the granddaughter of Darrell and Wanda Gill of Koshkonong...
Williford, ORC to consolidate (03/02/04)
The Mammoth Spring School District voted Feb. 16 to consolidate with the Williford School School District. But Williford's school board voted three days later to administratively consolidate with the Oak Ridge Central School District in Ravenden. "We had several parents at the meeting and we polled them," said Rodney Despain, Williford School Board president. "About 99 percent of them wanted us to go with Oak Ridge Central."...
Fulton, Bend offer free firearm safety kits (03/02/04)
Fulton County Sheriff's Department and Horseshoe Bend Police Department are providing free safety kits to local residents through a partnership with Project ChildSafe, the nationwide firearms safety education program. The sheriff's department began distributing the kits Feb. 16. It has 1,300 to give away. The kits can be picked up at the sheriff's office between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Horseshoe Bend has 200 kits to give away. They may be picked up at Horseshoe Bend Police Department...
Lashley benefit planned (03/02/04)
OREGON COUNTY -- A pie auction will be held at 7 p.m. Feb. 27 at Bakersfield School Gym for the Lashley family. The parents died in a wreck last Thursday and the surviving children need the community's help. The Lashleys are survived by a son and daughter-in-law, both age 22, and a daughter, age 16. They are also survived by two baby grandchildren...
ICC wins 3rd state chess title (03/02/04)
Izard County High School's chess team won the Class A-AA State High School Team Chess Tournament at Searcy Feb. 21. Michael Martin, a ninth grader, was named the most valuable player. Izard County won the team competition with 10.5 points. Episcopal Collegiate was second with six points and Kirby finished third...
Salem man injured in rollover (03/02/04)
A propane truck driver is recovering at home after his truck overturned on Highway 167 and shut down traffic for eight hours Feb. 17. "It's very scary, very scary," said Oscar Ballard who saw the accident from his home across the highway. "I don't see how it kept from killing him."...
After Mammoth Spring approves consolidation (03/02/04)
Reporter's note: Following are events involving the Mammoth Spring School District over the past two weeks from a regular school board meeting Feb. 9 to a vote that nearly led to administrative consolidation with the Williford School district. MAMMOTH SPRING -- By unanimous vote, members of the Williford School Board voted Feb. 19 to an administrative consolidation with the Oak Ridge Central School District instead of Mammoth Spring...
Aldridge named conservation employee of year (03/02/04)
Fulton County Conservation District employee Lora Aldridge was recently named employee of the year by the Arkansas Association of Conservation Districts. She was selected for the honor based on the recommendations of her colleagues and her exemplary work record, according to the AACD. Aldridge has been secretary and project coordinator in the conservation district's Fulton County office for the last 18 years...
Bowers, Poulette sentenced on drug charges (03/02/04)
OREGON COUNTY -- Two Thayer residents pleaded guilty to drug charges in Oregon County Circuit Court Feb.18. Crystal Bowers, 21, pleaded guilty to a class C felony possession of a controlled substance. She was sentenced to five years in the Missouri Department of Corrections with a suspended execution of sentence and placed on five years probation...
Viola works on grant to buy rescue vehicle (03/02/04)
Viola Mayor Jackie Estes reported at the Feb.17 city council meeting the Viola Fire Department is working on a FEMA grant in order to purchase a new rescue vehicle. He told the council the city would have to match 10 percent of the money if the grant is approved. The motion to pass the 10 percent match was approved...
Benefits set for young cancer patient (03/02/04)
KOSHKONONG -- A benefit for a Salem, Ark., girl with ties to Koshkonong and Mammoth Spring will be held Feb. 28 at the Koshkonong Gym. Charlie Williams, 14, is suffering from a rare form of bone cancer in her right knee. She is undergoing chemotherapy treatments at Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock. She is the daughter of Theresa Williams of Salem, Johnny Williams of Mammoth Spring and the granddaughter of Darrell and Wanda Gill of Koshkonong...