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Stories from Thursday, December 23, 2004

3 charged in pot bust (12/23/04)
OREGON COUNTY -- After a three-month investigation, officers with the Oregon County Sheriff's Department, Troop G of the Missouri Highway Patrol and the South Central Drug Task Force arrested and charged three suspects with felony manufacture and possession of a controlled substance Dec. 15...
Art gallery opens in Thayer (12/23/04)
THAYER -- A little bit of culture has come to Thayer in the form of a new art gallery. Thayer resident Judith Cornelius has opened the new business at 107 Chestnut Street. She said the Chestnut Hill Gallery will be open most afternoons from 1 to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday...
Year in Review (12/23/04)
JANUARY: A Thayer man, Timothy Jacobs, was sentenced to six months in federal prison after pleading guilty to being a felon in possession of firearms in January 2004. Mammoth Spring resident Carroll Traw announced that he would seek the Fulton County, Ark., sheriff seat. Traw served for many years as a deputy with the sheriff's department. He was defeated by Walter Dillinger...
95-year-old thwarts attack in home (12/23/04)
An intruder who intended to tie up or do worse to a 95-year-old Horseshoe Bend woman was thwarted when the quick-thinking woman yelled for her husband to bring a gun into her bedroom. Upon hearing this, the attacker jumped up and fled from the house, the elderly woman said...
Couch awarded for academic achievement (12/23/04)
COUCH SCHOOL -- Couch School is one of 157 Missouri school districts that have earned the Distinction in Performance Award for making consistent progress in improving academic achievements. According to officials at the school, the annual recognition is based on school districts' performance on MAP test growth and progress across the board. Districts must show improvements or high performance at every level -- elementary, middle school and high school...
NAEC fights OSHA ruling (12/23/04)
Salem based North Arkansas Electric Coop filed a grievance Dec. 15 with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration after inspectors cited NAEC following an Aug. 31 explosion inside a Mountain Home substation that killed three coop workers and injured another...
Christmas Cats (12/23/04)
RAZ-MA-CATS: The Razz-ma-cats singing group from Thayer Elementary School entertained the volunteers and visitors at Fun and Friends Senior Citizen Center Dec. 15. The group is under the direction of Charity Simer.
Salem Marine laid to rest (12/23/04)
Early last summer Salem First Baptist Church Pastor John Hodges accompanied a young man, Jason, to the courthouse, to buy a marriage license. The fee for the license was $54 and Jason didn't have the money. Hodges pulled the money out of his pocket and paid the clerk...
ACCIDENT (12/23/04)
An Evanston, Wy., man took a ride last week on the Arkansas Missouri stateline with his big rig ending up about 5 feet from deepest part of the spring at Mammoth Spring State Park. A 1989 Toyota truck driven by Herbert Gaines, 72, of Mammoth Spring pulled out in front of the 1999 Kenworth tractor trailer driven by Noel Sippel, according to authorities. ...
Horseshoe Bend residents approve ambulance fee (12/23/04)
Horseshoe Bend residents voted by a margin of 8 to 1 Dec. 14 to join in the Izard County emergency medical services contract. The ballot initiative passed 430 to 50. The measure will provide ambulance service in the Horseshoe Bend area at a cost of $50 per household, per year...
Longtime clerks says goodbye to courthouse (12/23/04)
It was one of the hardest things Lester Collins ever had to do. With tears in his eyes, the former Fulton County Clerk handed the courthouse keys over to Gene Maguffee after serving for 20 years. Now, 32 years later, Maguffee will hand his keys over to newly elected Clerk Vickie Bishop. And Maguffee hopes he will be able to hold back the tears...
Christmas wish (12/23/04)
All I Want For Christmas: Sophie Rossito, 3, tells Santa and Mrs. Claus Dec. 15 what she wants for Christmas at the Early Horizons Child Development Center in Salem. Rossito is the daughter of Sam and Vickie Rossito of Salem.
3 charged in pot bust (12/23/04)
OREGON COUNTY -- After a three-month investigation, officers with the Oregon County Sheriff's Department, Troop G of the Missouri Highway Patrol and the South Central Drug Task Force arrested and charged three suspects with felony manufacture and possession of a controlled substance Dec. 15...
ACCIDENT (12/23/04)
An Evanston, Wy., man took a ride last week on the Arkansas Missouri stateline with his big rig ending up about 5 feet from deepest part of the spring at Mammoth Spring State Park. A 1989 Toyota truck driven by Herbert Gaines, 72, of Mammoth Spring pulled out in front of the 1999 Kenworth tractor trailer driven by Noel Sippel, according to authorities. ...
Horseshoe Bend residents approve ambulance fee (12/23/04)
Horseshoe Bend residents voted by a margin of 8 to 1 Dec. 14 to join in the Izard County emergency medical services contract. The ballot initiative passed 430 to 50. The measure will provide ambulance service in the Horseshoe Bend area at a cost of $50 per household, per year...
Longtime clerks says goodbye to courthouse (12/23/04)
It was one of the hardest things Lester Collins ever had to do. With tears in his eyes, the former Fulton County Clerk handed the courthouse keys over to Gene Maguffee after serving for 20 years. Now, 32 years later, Maguffee will hand his keys over to newly elected Clerk Vickie Bishop. And Maguffee hopes he will be able to hold back the tears...
NAEC fights OSHA ruling (12/23/04)
Salem based North Arkansas Electric Coop filed a grievance Dec. 15 with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration after inspectors cited NAEC following an Aug. 31 explosion inside a Mountain Home substation that killed three coop workers and injured another...
Couch awarded for academic achievement (12/23/04)
COUCH SCHOOL -- Couch School is one of 157 Missouri school districts that have earned the Distinction in Performance Award for making consistent progress in improving academic achievements. According to officials at the school, the annual recognition is based on school districts' performance on MAP test growth and progress across the board. Districts must show improvements or high performance at every level -- elementary, middle school and high school...
95-year-old thwarts attack in home (12/23/04)
An intruder who intended to tie up or do worse to a 95-year-old Horseshoe Bend woman was thwarted when the quick-thinking woman yelled for her husband to bring a gun into her bedroom. Upon hearing this, the attacker jumped up and fled from the house, the elderly woman said...
Year in Review (12/23/04)
JANUARY: A Thayer man, Timothy Jacobs, was sentenced to six months in federal prison after pleading guilty to being a felon in possession of firearms in January 2004. Mammoth Spring resident Carroll Traw announced that he would seek the Fulton County, Ark., sheriff seat. Traw served for many years as a deputy with the sheriff's department. He was defeated by Walter Dillinger...
Art gallery opens in Thayer (12/23/04)
THAYER -- A little bit of culture has come to Thayer in the form of a new art gallery. Thayer resident Judith Cornelius has opened the new business at 107 Chestnut Street. She said the Chestnut Hill Gallery will be open most afternoons from 1 to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday...
Salem Marine laid to rest (12/23/04)
Early last summer Salem First Baptist Church Pastor John Hodges accompanied a young man, Jason, to the courthouse, to buy a marriage license. The fee for the license was $54 and Jason didn't have the money. Hodges pulled the money out of his pocket and paid the clerk...
Christmas Cats (12/23/04)
RAZ-MA-CATS: The Razz-ma-cats singing group from Thayer Elementary School entertained the volunteers and visitors at Fun and Friends Senior Citizen Center Dec. 15. The group is under the direction of Charity Simer.
Christmas wish (12/23/04)
All I Want For Christmas: Sophie Rossito, 3, tells Santa and Mrs. Claus Dec. 15 what she wants for Christmas at the Early Horizons Child Development Center in Salem. Rossito is the daughter of Sam and Vickie Rossito of Salem.