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Stories from Thursday, April 8, 2004

Extra tax dollars build city park (04/08/04)
Viola residents have a park they can be proud of. "It looks very good and is a tribute to the people who've worked hard to make it so," said Viola Mayor and high school principal Jackie Estes. The city built a pavilion, walking trail and playground module and added dugouts for the baseball and softball fields and bleachers at the park, he said...
House approves Dethrow's legislation (04/08/04)
JEFFERSON CITY -- The Missouri House of Representatives last week took an important step to preserve a vital piece of Missouri's Heritage. The House gave its approval to a resolution sponsored by Rep. Mike Dethrow, R-Alton, that would give the people of Missouri the opportunity to vote to protect the state's rich tradition of hunting, fishing and forestry...
Crash claims life of Salem woman (04/08/04)
A Salem woman was killed April 1 in a one-vehicle accident south of Evening Shade on Highway 167. Theresa Ann Schwarz, 42, was a passenger in a northbound 1992 Ford Escort driven by Linda Hofmann, 46, of Henderson. The vehicle traveled onto the shoulder of the road, skidded 193 feet, hit a telephone pole, skidded another 68 feet and came to rest in the northbound lane, according to a report from Trooper Phillip Roark with the Arkansas State Police. Schwarz was pronounced dead at the scene...
Alfalfa weevils are at it again in Oregon County (04/08/04)
OREGON COUNTY -- The Alfalfa weevil is once again living and growing in area alfalfa fields. Vance Hambelton, University Extension agronomist, said, "I was told by an Oregon County alfalfa producer March 22 that he had found a weevil in his alfalfa. Then a producer told me on March 25 that he had alfalfa weevils. I was in a new alfalfa field the next day near Bakersfield and the weevils were even starting to do damage there."...
16th DTF chief sends message to drug users (04/08/04)
16th Judicial District Drug Task Force Chief Scott Russell said he is fed up with methamphetamine users and manufacturers. "If you are using or making methamphetamines in Fulton or Izard County, we are coming after you. If you are doing this around kids, we'll hunt you down; I don't care if you're in the woods or hiding in a cave, we will find you," he said...
Elks Mobile Dental Unit comes to Thayer (04/08/04)
THAYER -- The Elks Mobile Central Unit will be in Thayer May 3 at the Thayer-Mammoth Spring Saddle Club on Rodeo Drive. The unit is operated by the Dental Department of the Truman Medical Center. Since 1962 the mobile unit has been traveling the state giving dental care to eligible Missourians...
Man sentenced to two years for meth (04/08/04)
Bobby Dean Weaver, 48, of Salem was sentenced to two years in a state correctional facility March 30 by Independence County Circuit Court Judge John Dan Kemp. Kemp, the former Fulton County Circuit Court judge, is helping Fulton County clear its docket...
MS park events announced (04/08/04)
Spring is in the air around the Ozarks and Mammoth Spring State Park is full of activities that will carry on through the end of October. The park is located just north of Sharp County on Highway 63 at Mammoth Spring. The next event scheduled at the park is Herbfest. This will take place April 10. The Mammoth Spring Garden Club will be at the park to answer questions about growing and harvesting herbs...
Five seek Fulton's top seat (04/08/04)
The races in Fulton County for county judge, sheriff, assessor, clerk and coroner will all be contested in the May 18 Democratic primary. All candidates had to file their paperwork with the clerk's office by March 30. Four Democrats and one Republican are running for Fulton County judge. ...
Shannon County man sentenced for setting forest fires (04/08/04)
SHANNON COUNTY -- A southeast Missouri man was sentenced last week for setting forest fires in the Mark Twain National Forest in Shannon County. United States Attorney Raymond W. Gruender praised the forest service, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and the Shannon County Sheriff's Department for their work on the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Keith D. Sorrell handled the prosecution on the case...
Work begins at Ozarka's Ash Flat campus (04/08/04)
Ozarka College is preparing the ground to build a new college campus in Ash Flat to serve the growing number of students from Sharp County. "We're really moving fast and it's so exciting after the time that we have had," said Karla Rush, director for business outreach. "It's nice after all the planning to see the work actually begin on the site."...
Alton business receives award (04/08/04)
OREGON COUNTY -- Alton is home to Central Ozark Machine Inc., a unique family owned manufacturing company with international customers. Owner Jerry Sisco, his wife, Juanita, and son Chet, operate the company that provides low cost, high quality, highly complex and low volume machine parts to the aircraft and aerospace industries...
Man arrested after sale barn disturbance (04/08/04)
A Salem man was arrested after a law enforcement officer said he saw the man vandalize the law officer's in-law's truck. "Yeah, it was pretty crazy watching that guy steal stuff off of my mother and father-in-law's truck," said 16th Judicial District Drug Task Force Investigator Brian Sanderson...
Crash claims life of Salem woman (04/08/04)
A Salem woman was killed April 1 in a one-vehicle accident south of Evening Shade on Highway 167. Theresa Ann Schwarz, 42, was a passenger in a northbound 1992 Ford Escort driven by Linda Hofmann, 46, of Henderson. The vehicle traveled onto the shoulder of the road, skidded 193 feet, hit a telephone pole, skidded another 68 feet and came to rest in the northbound lane, according to a report from Trooper Phillip Roark with the Arkansas State Police. Schwarz was pronounced dead at the scene...
Alfalfa weevils are at it again in Oregon County (04/08/04)
OREGON COUNTY -- The Alfalfa weevil is once again living and growing in area alfalfa fields. Vance Hambelton, University Extension agronomist, said, "I was told by an Oregon County alfalfa producer March 22 that he had found a weevil in his alfalfa. Then a producer told me on March 25 that he had alfalfa weevils. I was in a new alfalfa field the next day near Bakersfield and the weevils were even starting to do damage there."...
16th DTF chief sends message to drug users (04/08/04)
16th Judicial District Drug Task Force Chief Scott Russell said he is fed up with methamphetamine users and manufacturers. "If you are using or making methamphetamines in Fulton or Izard County, we are coming after you. If you are doing this around kids, we'll hunt you down; I don't care if you're in the woods or hiding in a cave, we will find you," he said...
Alton business receives award (04/08/04)
OREGON COUNTY -- Alton is home to Central Ozark Machine Inc., a unique family owned manufacturing company with international customers. Owner Jerry Sisco, his wife, Juanita, and son Chet, operate the company that provides low cost, high quality, highly complex and low volume machine parts to the aircraft and aerospace industries...
House approves Dethrow's legislation (04/08/04)
JEFFERSON CITY -- The Missouri House of Representatives last week took an important step to preserve a vital piece of Missouri's Heritage. The House gave its approval to a resolution sponsored by Rep. Mike Dethrow, R-Alton, that would give the people of Missouri the opportunity to vote to protect the state's rich tradition of hunting, fishing and forestry...
Extra tax dollars build city park (04/08/04)
Viola residents have a park they can be proud of. "It looks very good and is a tribute to the people who've worked hard to make it so," said Viola Mayor and high school principal Jackie Estes. The city built a pavilion, walking trail and playground module and added dugouts for the baseball and softball fields and bleachers at the park, he said...
Work begins at Ozarka's Ash Flat campus (04/08/04)
Ozarka College is preparing the ground to build a new college campus in Ash Flat to serve the growing number of students from Sharp County. "We're really moving fast and it's so exciting after the time that we have had," said Karla Rush, director for business outreach. "It's nice after all the planning to see the work actually begin on the site."...
Man arrested after sale barn disturbance (04/08/04)
A Salem man was arrested after a law enforcement officer said he saw the man vandalize the law officer's in-law's truck. "Yeah, it was pretty crazy watching that guy steal stuff off of my mother and father-in-law's truck," said 16th Judicial District Drug Task Force Investigator Brian Sanderson...
Shannon County man sentenced for setting forest fires (04/08/04)
SHANNON COUNTY -- A southeast Missouri man was sentenced last week for setting forest fires in the Mark Twain National Forest in Shannon County. United States Attorney Raymond W. Gruender praised the forest service, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and the Shannon County Sheriff's Department for their work on the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Keith D. Sorrell handled the prosecution on the case...
Five seek Fulton's top seat (04/08/04)
The races in Fulton County for county judge, sheriff, assessor, clerk and coroner will all be contested in the May 18 Democratic primary. All candidates had to file their paperwork with the clerk's office by March 30. Four Democrats and one Republican are running for Fulton County judge. ...
Elks Mobile Dental Unit comes to Thayer (04/08/04)
THAYER -- The Elks Mobile Central Unit will be in Thayer May 3 at the Thayer-Mammoth Spring Saddle Club on Rodeo Drive. The unit is operated by the Dental Department of the Truman Medical Center. Since 1962 the mobile unit has been traveling the state giving dental care to eligible Missourians...
MS park events announced (04/08/04)
Spring is in the air around the Ozarks and Mammoth Spring State Park is full of activities that will carry on through the end of October. The park is located just north of Sharp County on Highway 63 at Mammoth Spring. The next event scheduled at the park is Herbfest. This will take place April 10. The Mammoth Spring Garden Club will be at the park to answer questions about growing and harvesting herbs...
Man sentenced to two years for meth (04/08/04)
Bobby Dean Weaver, 48, of Salem was sentenced to two years in a state correctional facility March 30 by Independence County Circuit Court Judge John Dan Kemp. Kemp, the former Fulton County Circuit Court judge, is helping Fulton County clear its docket...
VA to recognize women veterans (04/08/04)
The Poplar Bluff, Mo., VA and the Women Veteran Program Manager will hold a Women Veteran Recognition Day June 12. The goal is to invite women veterans from the local area and in southeast Missouri and northeast Arkansas. The events will include lunch, veteran networking and educational opportunities...
Roberts turns 90 (04/08/04)
The children of Sara Roberts and Leta Forster will hold an open house to celebrate the 90th birthday of Sara Roberts from 2 to 5 p.m. at the home of Sara Roberts, at Route 1, Box 310, in West Plains. A luncheon buffet will be served. The family requests no gifts, but cards are welcomed...
Ozarka College spotlights Lawrence (04/08/04)
Ozarka's spotlight series highlights Education Instructor Lisa Lawrence, one of the college's newer faces. Lawrence began teaching at Ozarka in August of 2003. She was hired to teach courses in Ozarka's newest degree offering -- associate of arts in teaching. Her classes include introduction to education, K-12 technology and math. Lawrence is also the Student Arkansas Education Association Advisor at Ozarka...
Minerals, fossils on display in Hardy (04/08/04)
Mineral specimens from around the world are part of the mineral and fossil exhibit in the Sharp County Library in Hardy. The display is on loan from the Spring River Gem & Mineral Club. The museum quality specimens are the colors of the rainbow, including pink halite, lapis lazuli and malachite. ...
VA to recognize women veterans (04/08/04)
The Poplar Bluff, Mo., VA and the Women Veteran Program Manager will hold a Women Veteran Recognition Day June 12. The goal is to invite women veterans from the local area and in southeast Missouri and northeast Arkansas. The events will include lunch, veteran networking and educational opportunities...
Ozarka College spotlights Lawrence (04/08/04)
Ozarka's spotlight series highlights Education Instructor Lisa Lawrence, one of the college's newer faces. Lawrence began teaching at Ozarka in August of 2003. She was hired to teach courses in Ozarka's newest degree offering -- associate of arts in teaching. Her classes include introduction to education, K-12 technology and math. Lawrence is also the Student Arkansas Education Association Advisor at Ozarka...
Roberts turns 90 (04/08/04)
The children of Sara Roberts and Leta Forster will hold an open house to celebrate the 90th birthday of Sara Roberts from 2 to 5 p.m. at the home of Sara Roberts, at Route 1, Box 310, in West Plains. A luncheon buffet will be served. The family requests no gifts, but cards are welcomed...
Minerals, fossils on display in Hardy (04/08/04)
Mineral specimens from around the world are part of the mineral and fossil exhibit in the Sharp County Library in Hardy. The display is on loan from the Spring River Gem & Mineral Club. The museum quality specimens are the colors of the rainbow, including pink halite, lapis lazuli and malachite. ...
Youthful Lady Bears get on-the-job training against Highland Lady Rebels (04/08/04)
Megan Scribner allowed just one hit, and the Lady Rebels went yard four times, to earn a 24-3 victory over the young Mammoth Spring Lady Bears April 2 at the State Park in Mammoth Spring. With a roster made up mostly of ninth and 10th graders, Mammoth Spring has been forced to gain experience by taking the field and learning on the job...
Lady Horns pick on bigger opponents (04/08/04)
After fighting their way through a field top-loaded with schools four times as big as they are, the Viola Lady Longhorns finished the Mark Martin Ford-Lady Pioneer Invitational Softball Tournament in fourth place April 3 at Bateville's Recreation Complex...
Buddy Bass Tourney slated (04/08/04)
The Ozark Mountain Sport Fishing Association has slated a two-day Buddy Bass Tournament for June 5 and 6 on Lake Norfork. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit a local day care center in Alton. Entry fee is $125 per person, or $300 per boat. First place is scheduled to pay 30 percent of total entry monies, while second place pays 10 percent and third five percent. Fourth place will pay $100 and fifth place will be various prizes and T-Shirts...
The best seat in the house (04/08/04)
While watching the NCAA Men's Final Four this past weekend on TV, I couldn't help but wonder what it would be like to take in an event of that proportion in person. Seats to the Final Four are hard to come by, and those that are available are definitely not cheap, even those in the nose-bleed section...
Lady Horns pick on bigger opponents (04/08/04)
After fighting their way through a field top-loaded with schools four times as big as they are, the Viola Lady Longhorns finished the Mark Martin Ford-Lady Pioneer Invitational Softball Tournament in fourth place April 3 at Bateville's Recreation Complex...
Youthful Lady Bears get on-the-job training against Highland Lady Rebels (04/08/04)
Megan Scribner allowed just one hit, and the Lady Rebels went yard four times, to earn a 24-3 victory over the young Mammoth Spring Lady Bears April 2 at the State Park in Mammoth Spring. With a roster made up mostly of ninth and 10th graders, Mammoth Spring has been forced to gain experience by taking the field and learning on the job...
The best seat in the house (04/08/04)
While watching the NCAA Men's Final Four this past weekend on TV, I couldn't help but wonder what it would be like to take in an event of that proportion in person. Seats to the Final Four are hard to come by, and those that are available are definitely not cheap, even those in the nose-bleed section...
Buddy Bass Tourney slated (04/08/04)
The Ozark Mountain Sport Fishing Association has slated a two-day Buddy Bass Tournament for June 5 and 6 on Lake Norfork. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit a local day care center in Alton. Entry fee is $125 per person, or $300 per boat. First place is scheduled to pay 30 percent of total entry monies, while second place pays 10 percent and third five percent. Fourth place will pay $100 and fifth place will be various prizes and T-Shirts...
Harvey E. Godfrey (04/08/04)
Harvey E. Godfrey, 56, of Cherokee Village, was born June 30, 1947, at Poplar Bluff, Mo., the son of W.A. and Eunice Duren Godfrey. He died March 31, 2004 at Mountain Home, Ark. He was employed in law enforcement during his working years. Survivors include his wife, Shirley Funk Godfrey of Cherokee Village; his mother, Eunice Godfrey of Hardy, Ark; two daughters -- Mandy Saunders of Bono, Ark., and Melissa Donnely of Minot, N.D.; a son, Michael Buford of West Helena, Ark.; a sister, Sharon Henson and husband, Jerry of West Helena; a brother, Albert Godfrey and wife, Pam of Hardy, Ark.; four aunts -- Alma O'Keefe of Hardy, Winnie Thomas of Poplar Grove, Daisy Griffis of Batesville, and Edith Fife and husband, Elray of Missouri; three grandchildren; a nephew Robert and Sherry Godfrey of Rogers, Ark.; and a niece, Lisa House of Southaven, Miss.. ...
Mike Shannon (04/08/04)
Mike Shannon, 48, of Salem, son of Dorothy Marshall Shannon and the late Luther Rand Shannon was born June 1, 1955, in Hutchinson, Kan. He died April 1, 2004. He married Rhonda Beth Bryant on July 1, 1980, at Hutchinson, Kan., and to this union three children were born...
Theresa "Teri" Schwarz (04/08/04)
Theresa "Teri" Anne Schwarz, 42, of Salem, Ark., daughter of Sharon Fay Beasley Paradis and the late Thomas Alfred Paradis, Sr., was born Feb. 23, 1962, in Galesburg, Ill. She died April 1, 2004, in an automobile accident. She spent her working years as a mother, grandmother, as a paramedic for Fulton and Randolph counties and a waitress...
Amanda Richmond (04/08/04)
Amanda Belle Rich-mond, daughter of Emer-son and Phebe Prey Griffith was born in Caddo County, Okla., July 5, 1910. She attended a country school. She was baptized in a creek near her home. In January of 1925, the family moved to Omaha, Neb., where she attended Ashland Park Grade School and graduated from South High School in 1929. Amanda received her nursing degree from St. Luke's in Chicago...
Ronald Emmert Arford (04/08/04)
Ronald Emmert Arford, 75, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., son of the late Russell Charles and Cora Mae Donahue Arford, was born March 8, 1929, in Colver, Pa. He died March 30, 2004. He married Ramona Katherine Bigelow Feb. 26, 1949, at Bolivar, Pa., and to this union six children were born...
Avis Bobbitt (04/08/04)
Avis Earlene Rogers Bobbitt, 87, daughter of the late Owther Lee and Dorothy May Moser Rogers was born on Aug. 16, 1916, in Wiseman, Ark. She died on March 29, 2004, in Batesville, Ark. She married L.A. Bobbit March 15, 1946, in Izard County, Ark., and to this union three children were born. She spent her years as a homemaker, housewife, mother and grandmother. She attended the Guion Church of Christ...
Jessie Wallace Carter (04/08/04)
Jessie Wallace Carter, 73, of Jonesboro, Ark., died March 30, 2004, at his home. Born in Nettleton and, except for one year, lived his entire life in the old town of Nettleton. He was retired from the General Electric Company in Jonesboro with 34 years of service, retiring as a quality control inspector...
Vannie Mae Stokes (04/08/04)
Vannie Mae Elliott Stokes, 68, daughter of the late Foncie and Pearlie Vest Elliott, was born on Sept. 5, 1935 in Lone Star, Ark. She died March 31, 2004, in Melbourne, Ark. She married Lynwood Eugene Stokes in 1959, in Memphis, Tenn., and to this union two children were born. She spent her working years as a registered nurse in Dothan, Ala., and attended the Melbourne Church of Christ...
Mike Shannon (04/08/04)
Mike Shannon, 48, of Salem, son of Dorothy Marshall Shannon and the late Luther Rand Shannon was born June 1, 1955, in Hutchinson, Kan. He died April 1, 2004. He married Rhonda Beth Bryant on July 1, 1980, at Hutchinson, Kan., and to this union three children were born...
Jessie Wallace Carter (04/08/04)
Jessie Wallace Carter, 73, of Jonesboro, Ark., died March 30, 2004, at his home. Born in Nettleton and, except for one year, lived his entire life in the old town of Nettleton. He was retired from the General Electric Company in Jonesboro with 34 years of service, retiring as a quality control inspector...
Theresa "Teri" Schwarz (04/08/04)
Theresa "Teri" Anne Schwarz, 42, of Salem, Ark., daughter of Sharon Fay Beasley Paradis and the late Thomas Alfred Paradis, Sr., was born Feb. 23, 1962, in Galesburg, Ill. She died April 1, 2004, in an automobile accident. She spent her working years as a mother, grandmother, as a paramedic for Fulton and Randolph counties and a waitress...
Harvey E. Godfrey (04/08/04)
Harvey E. Godfrey, 56, of Cherokee Village, was born June 30, 1947, at Poplar Bluff, Mo., the son of W.A. and Eunice Duren Godfrey. He died March 31, 2004 at Mountain Home, Ark. He was employed in law enforcement during his working years. Survivors include his wife, Shirley Funk Godfrey of Cherokee Village; his mother, Eunice Godfrey of Hardy, Ark; two daughters -- Mandy Saunders of Bono, Ark., and Melissa Donnely of Minot, N.D.; a son, Michael Buford of West Helena, Ark.; a sister, Sharon Henson and husband, Jerry of West Helena; a brother, Albert Godfrey and wife, Pam of Hardy, Ark.; four aunts -- Alma O'Keefe of Hardy, Winnie Thomas of Poplar Grove, Daisy Griffis of Batesville, and Edith Fife and husband, Elray of Missouri; three grandchildren; a nephew Robert and Sherry Godfrey of Rogers, Ark.; and a niece, Lisa House of Southaven, Miss.. ...
Amanda Richmond (04/08/04)
Amanda Belle Rich-mond, daughter of Emer-son and Phebe Prey Griffith was born in Caddo County, Okla., July 5, 1910. She attended a country school. She was baptized in a creek near her home. In January of 1925, the family moved to Omaha, Neb., where she attended Ashland Park Grade School and graduated from South High School in 1929. Amanda received her nursing degree from St. Luke's in Chicago...
Ronald Emmert Arford (04/08/04)
Ronald Emmert Arford, 75, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., son of the late Russell Charles and Cora Mae Donahue Arford, was born March 8, 1929, in Colver, Pa. He died March 30, 2004. He married Ramona Katherine Bigelow Feb. 26, 1949, at Bolivar, Pa., and to this union six children were born...
Avis Bobbitt (04/08/04)
Avis Earlene Rogers Bobbitt, 87, daughter of the late Owther Lee and Dorothy May Moser Rogers was born on Aug. 16, 1916, in Wiseman, Ark. She died on March 29, 2004, in Batesville, Ark. She married L.A. Bobbit March 15, 1946, in Izard County, Ark., and to this union three children were born. She spent her years as a homemaker, housewife, mother and grandmother. She attended the Guion Church of Christ...
Vannie Mae Stokes (04/08/04)
Vannie Mae Elliott Stokes, 68, daughter of the late Foncie and Pearlie Vest Elliott, was born on Sept. 5, 1935 in Lone Star, Ark. She died March 31, 2004, in Melbourne, Ark. She married Lynwood Eugene Stokes in 1959, in Memphis, Tenn., and to this union two children were born. She spent her working years as a registered nurse in Dothan, Ala., and attended the Melbourne Church of Christ...
Pierce, Fish to wed (04/08/04)
Jesse and Denise Pierce have announced the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Tiffany, to Luke Fish, son of Marlene Hensley. The wedding will take place at 2 p.m. May 15 at the home of the bride's parents. A reception will follow. No invitations are being sent, but all friends and family are invited to attend...
Pierce, Fish to wed (04/08/04)
Jesse and Denise Pierce have announced the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Tiffany, to Luke Fish, son of Marlene Hensley. The wedding will take place at 2 p.m. May 15 at the home of the bride's parents. A reception will follow. No invitations are being sent, but all friends and family are invited to attend...
Blankenships to celebrate 50 years (04/08/04)
A.J. and Catherine Blankenship of Thayer will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. Andrew Jackson Blankenship and Dora Catherine Rouintree were united in marriage on April 9, 1954, in Saldis, Miss. A celebration in honor of the couple will be held at Thayer Senior Citizens Center from 2 to 4 p.m. April 10...
Chesters to mark 60th anniversary (04/08/04)
O.J. and Eileen Chester of Dalton, Ark., will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a private dinner given by their daughters, Sharyn Reed of Gatewood, Mo., and Diane Huett of Dalton, their granddaughters and their great-granddaughter. O. J. ...
Chesters to mark 60th anniversary (04/08/04)
O.J. and Eileen Chester of Dalton, Ark., will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a private dinner given by their daughters, Sharyn Reed of Gatewood, Mo., and Diane Huett of Dalton, their granddaughters and their great-granddaughter. O. J. ...
Blankenships to celebrate 50 years (04/08/04)
A.J. and Catherine Blankenship of Thayer will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. Andrew Jackson Blankenship and Dora Catherine Rouintree were united in marriage on April 9, 1954, in Saldis, Miss. A celebration in honor of the couple will be held at Thayer Senior Citizens Center from 2 to 4 p.m. April 10...
Small price to pay (04/08/04)
Fulton County's health care providers, civic leaders and concerned residents have done a marvelous job explaining the need for the half-cent hospital tax which will be placed before the voters Tuesday. There is little we can add, except to say that we are convinced it's the right thing to do...
Walking With Jackie the Ripper (04/08/04)
Oh, oh, wonderful spring and the walkin' is easy! Fish are splashin' and the poke greens are high! How Jack and I have lusted to see the splendor of redbud and dogwood bursting forth to make the Ozarks the most beautiful place in creation. World travelers will take an oath that nothing can compare with the hill country in the spring -- unless it is the hill country in the fall. Would be a toss-up is my guess...
Boldly Going Nowhere (04/08/04)
In the 1964 cold-war movie, Dr. Strangelove, General Jack D. Ripper (Sterling Hayden) was a bit paranoid about the fluoridation of drinking water. "I can no longer sit back and allow Communist infiltration, Communist indoctrination, Communist subversion, and the international Communist conspiracy to sap and impurify all of our precious bodily fluids," he declared, then ordered a squadron of B-52s on a nuclear strike of the Soviet Union...
Boldly Going Nowhere (04/08/04)
In the 1964 cold-war movie, Dr. Strangelove, General Jack D. Ripper (Sterling Hayden) was a bit paranoid about the fluoridation of drinking water. "I can no longer sit back and allow Communist infiltration, Communist indoctrination, Communist subversion, and the international Communist conspiracy to sap and impurify all of our precious bodily fluids," he declared, then ordered a squadron of B-52s on a nuclear strike of the Soviet Union...
Walking With Jackie the Ripper (04/08/04)
Oh, oh, wonderful spring and the walkin' is easy! Fish are splashin' and the poke greens are high! How Jack and I have lusted to see the splendor of redbud and dogwood bursting forth to make the Ozarks the most beautiful place in creation. World travelers will take an oath that nothing can compare with the hill country in the spring -- unless it is the hill country in the fall. Would be a toss-up is my guess...
Small price to pay (04/08/04)
Fulton County's health care providers, civic leaders and concerned residents have done a marvelous job explaining the need for the half-cent hospital tax which will be placed before the voters Tuesday. There is little we can add, except to say that we are convinced it's the right thing to do...