[Nameplate] Fair ~ 89°F  
Heat Advisory
Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Stories from Thursday, October 21, 2004

Senate candidates describe plans for state roads (10/21/04)
AREA -- Last month The South Missourian News sent a question to the two candidates running for the District 33 state Senate seat in southern Missouri. Both candidates, R.A. Pendergrass, Democratic from Bakersfield, Mo., and Chuck Purgason, Republican from Caulfield, Mo., responded to the questions...
Three District 82 candidates discuss education (10/21/04)
The race for the District 82 seat in the Arkansas House of Representatives is intensifying as the Nov. 2 general election draws near. Three candidates, Republican Diana Turner, Democrat Curren Everett and Independent Linn Garner, are vying for term-limited Boyd Hickinbotham's seat...
Candidates speak ... (10/21/04)
OPPOSING VIEWS: Fulton County Judge candidates Democrat Charles Willett (left) and Republican Gary Phillips spoke Oct. 14 at the annual Farm Bureau banquet at the Salem Senior Center. Willett and Phillips each gave short speeches explaining why he was the best candidate to replace outgoing Fulton County Judge Curren Everett...
Thayer amends liquor license ordinance (10/21/04)
THAYER -- Amending ordinances was the main topic at the Oct. 12 Thayer City Council meeting. Two years ago, in Oregon County Circuit Court, Judge Dave Hudspeth ruled that a Thayer ordinance dealing with the issuance of liquor licenses in the city was ambiguous. At last week's council meeting the alderman amended that ordinance (50.130.3) to make it more clear and easier to follow...
Sparks fly in Bend over MRID assessments (10/21/04)
The Horseshoe Bend City Council rejected a proposal Oct. 18 to increase MRID property assessments by $5 per year over the next four years after a heated debate between members of the council and the public. The council voted 5-3 to kill the assessment increase ordinance...
Voter registration up in Oregon Co. (10/21/04)
OREGON COUNTY -- Oregon County Clerk Gary Hensley said local voters who are interested in seeing a Nov. 2 General Election ballot before the day of the election can come to his office on the first floor of the courthouse at Alton to get a sample ballot. He said sample ballots will also be printed in The South Missourian News Oct. 21 and 28...
Sharp 7th graders learn about drinking, driving (10/21/04)
More than 260 seventh graders from the four Sharp County School Districts were in Evening Shade Oct. 12 to learn what alcohol can do to their bodies and minds before they take their first sip or get behind the wheel of a car. Mothers Against Drunk Driving Sharp County President Sharon Qualls said most children have their first drink at age 12. MADD, along with Health Resources of Arkansas, hosted the underage drinking prevention program at the school...
Ables embezzlement trial postponed again (10/21/04)
An Ash Flat woman charged in January with embezzling more than $63,000 from a local business won't appear in court until January 2005. Maria Ables, 33, of Ash Flat was charged in January with two counts of theft of property, class B felonies; six counts of forgery, class C felonies; and one count of fraudulent use of a credit card, a class A misdemeanor...
Homecoming parade set in Thayer (10/21/04)
THAYER -- Thayer Bobcat Homecoming will begin Oct. 22 with the Homecoming parade in downtown Thayer. The parade is scheduled to start at 2:30 p.m. The football game that night will feature the Bobcats taking on Ash Grove with the game starting at 7 p.m...
Beebe: politicians need to be honest with voters (10/21/04)
The federal deficit and fiscal responsibility were the themes of a speech delivered by Arkansas Attorney General Mike Beebe Oct. 15 at a Democratic rally in Salem. Beebe was the keynote speaker at the event held inside the Hickinbotham-Miller Building at the Fulton County Fairgrounds...
Voter registration up in Oregon Co. (10/21/04)
OREGON COUNTY -- Oregon County Clerk Gary Hensley said local voters who are interested in seeing a Nov. 2 General Election ballot before the day of the election can come to his office on the first floor of the courthouse at Alton to get a sample ballot. He said sample ballots will also be printed in The South Missourian News Oct. 21 and 28...
Homecoming parade set in Thayer (10/21/04)
THAYER -- Thayer Bobcat Homecoming will begin Oct. 22 with the Homecoming parade in downtown Thayer. The parade is scheduled to start at 2:30 p.m. The football game that night will feature the Bobcats taking on Ash Grove with the game starting at 7 p.m...
Senate candidates describe plans for state roads (10/21/04)
AREA -- Last month The South Missourian News sent a question to the two candidates running for the District 33 state Senate seat in southern Missouri. Both candidates, R.A. Pendergrass, Democratic from Bakersfield, Mo., and Chuck Purgason, Republican from Caulfield, Mo., responded to the questions...
Ables embezzlement trial postponed again (10/21/04)
An Ash Flat woman charged in January with embezzling more than $63,000 from a local business won't appear in court until January 2005. Maria Ables, 33, of Ash Flat was charged in January with two counts of theft of property, class B felonies; six counts of forgery, class C felonies; and one count of fraudulent use of a credit card, a class A misdemeanor...
Sharp 7th graders learn about drinking, driving (10/21/04)
More than 260 seventh graders from the four Sharp County School Districts were in Evening Shade Oct. 12 to learn what alcohol can do to their bodies and minds before they take their first sip or get behind the wheel of a car. Mothers Against Drunk Driving Sharp County President Sharon Qualls said most children have their first drink at age 12. MADD, along with Health Resources of Arkansas, hosted the underage drinking prevention program at the school...
Sparks fly in Bend over MRID assessments (10/21/04)
The Horseshoe Bend City Council rejected a proposal Oct. 18 to increase MRID property assessments by $5 per year over the next four years after a heated debate between members of the council and the public. The council voted 5-3 to kill the assessment increase ordinance...
Thayer amends liquor license ordinance (10/21/04)
THAYER -- Amending ordinances was the main topic at the Oct. 12 Thayer City Council meeting. Two years ago, in Oregon County Circuit Court, Judge Dave Hudspeth ruled that a Thayer ordinance dealing with the issuance of liquor licenses in the city was ambiguous. At last week's council meeting the alderman amended that ordinance (50.130.3) to make it more clear and easier to follow...
Candidates speak ... (10/21/04)
OPPOSING VIEWS: Fulton County Judge candidates Democrat Charles Willett (left) and Republican Gary Phillips spoke Oct. 14 at the annual Farm Bureau banquet at the Salem Senior Center. Willett and Phillips each gave short speeches explaining why he was the best candidate to replace outgoing Fulton County Judge Curren Everett...
Beebe: politicians need to be honest with voters (10/21/04)
The federal deficit and fiscal responsibility were the themes of a speech delivered by Arkansas Attorney General Mike Beebe Oct. 15 at a Democratic rally in Salem. Beebe was the keynote speaker at the event held inside the Hickinbotham-Miller Building at the Fulton County Fairgrounds...
Three District 82 candidates discuss education (10/21/04)
The race for the District 82 seat in the Arkansas House of Representatives is intensifying as the Nov. 2 general election draws near. Three candidates, Republican Diana Turner, Democrat Curren Everett and Independent Linn Garner, are vying for term-limited Boyd Hickinbotham's seat...
Arkansas fall color reports now available Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism (10/21/04)
A mild summer bolstered by ample rain has laid the groundwork for a splendid autumn show in Arkansas. While the summer has delivered healthy, green trees for the season, the weather in September and October will determine when the leaves will change and how colorful the foliage will become. Reports on the progress of fall color in The Natural State are now available on the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism's Web site: www.Arkansas.com...
Author Larry Brimner meets with area children on literacy (10/21/04)
Author Larry Brimner stressed the importance of reading during a visit with area children Oct. 4-7 as part of the annual Literacy Awareness campaign sponsored by Southwest Missouri State University-West Plains. An estimated 4,500 students from 17 area elementary and middle schools met with Brimner at the West Plains Civic Center during his four-day visit...
Boldly Going Nowhere (10/21/04)
Many philosophers believe that thoughts are deeds. If you project benevolent thoughts, you help create a benevolent environment. Projecting hostility creates hostility, etc. As we sow, so shall we reap. Cleve Backster, America's foremost lie-detector expert, hooked up a lie detector to a plant about 40 years ago in an attempt to see how long it would take water to reach the leaves. ...
Time to address higher education (10/21/04)
We received some good news recently when a college enrollment survey for the fall semester showed a 3.4-percent increase from the fall of 2003 at our public colleges and universities. We need more people attending college in this state, and that has been the trend in recent years...
Author Larry Brimner meets with area children on literacy (10/21/04)
Author Larry Brimner stressed the importance of reading during a visit with area children Oct. 4-7 as part of the annual Literacy Awareness campaign sponsored by Southwest Missouri State University-West Plains. An estimated 4,500 students from 17 area elementary and middle schools met with Brimner at the West Plains Civic Center during his four-day visit...
Arkansas fall color reports now available Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism (10/21/04)
A mild summer bolstered by ample rain has laid the groundwork for a splendid autumn show in Arkansas. While the summer has delivered healthy, green trees for the season, the weather in September and October will determine when the leaves will change and how colorful the foliage will become. Reports on the progress of fall color in The Natural State are now available on the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism's Web site: www.Arkansas.com...
Boldly Going Nowhere (10/21/04)
Many philosophers believe that thoughts are deeds. If you project benevolent thoughts, you help create a benevolent environment. Projecting hostility creates hostility, etc. As we sow, so shall we reap. Cleve Backster, America's foremost lie-detector expert, hooked up a lie detector to a plant about 40 years ago in an attempt to see how long it would take water to reach the leaves. ...
Time to address higher education (10/21/04)
We received some good news recently when a college enrollment survey for the fall semester showed a 3.4-percent increase from the fall of 2003 at our public colleges and universities. We need more people attending college in this state, and that has been the trend in recent years...