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Stories from Tuesday, December 28, 2004

Rams grant allows Alton library to buy more books (12/28/04)
ALTON -- The Alton Public Library recently received a grant from the Rams Community Outreach Team. The grant has allowed the library to purchase 60 new books for the young adult and early reader collection at the library. Several Alton Comet team members handed out book bags with gifts for the children...
New officials ... (12/28/04)
SWEARING IN: Oregon County Clerk Gary Hensley swore-in recently elected Oregon County officials Dec. 27 in the courtroom of the courthouse at Alton. From left, are: Hensley, Coroner Tom Clary; Sheriff Tim Ward; Southern District Commissioner John Wrenfrow; Circuit Clerk and Recorder of Deeds Dorothy Barton; Assessor Charles Alford; Public Administrator Mike Crawford; and Northern District Commissioner Buddy Wright...
Threats to reopen T&C untrue (12/28/04)
Speculation that employees at North Arkansas Electric Cooperative threatened to turn off the electricity to the Salem Town and Country if it didn't reopen Dec. 22 after a winter storm hit are untrue, according to the owner of the store. Salem Town and Country owner Bob Hufford said no threats were made against the store after it closed its doors at approximately 4 p.m. due to inclement weather...
Thayer joins MO One Call (12/28/04)
THAYER -- The city of Thayer has joined the Missouri One Call System, a non-profit organization established for the protection of underground facilities. According to Thayer Mayor Allen Deckard, Missouri law requires anyone planning to dig or blast report the location of the dig by calling 1-800-344-7483. A MOC operator will enter the necessary information and then notify the city of Thayer along with any other utility companies that may be involved in the excavation...
Ozark Trail receives grant (12/28/04)
MARK TWAIN NATIONAL FOREST-- Mark Twain National Forest officials have announced the forest will be getting about $233,000 through the Recreational Trails Program administered by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources in cooperation with the federal highway administration...
Cleanup continues on snowy roads (12/28/04)
Area residents were treated to a rare event over the holiday weekend -- a white Christmas. According to the National Weather Service, between 4 and 6 inches of snow fell in the tri-counties Dec. 22 and Dec. 23. Fulton County deputy Paul Martin said several roads, including Highway 63 between Hardy and Mammoth Spring, were closed briefly due to motorists sliding off the roads...
Bend to sign over land to Village company (12/28/04)
The Horseshoe Bend City Council unanimously approved a measure Dec. 20 giving the mayor and recorder/treasurer the authority to sign over 365 city lot deeds to a Cherokee Village-based company for the purpose of selling them. "We've checked out these lots and we're not using them and we won't need them in the future," Recorder/Treasurer Sally Pohl said...
FENDER BENDER (12/28/04)
Amy Rucker, 24, of Viola was hit by a pickup truck in the early afternoon of Dec. 27 on Highway 62 in Salem. Rucker's two children, Taylor Noakes, 9, and Grant Rucker, 3, were in the vehicle with her at the time of the wreck. No one was injured in the crash. No citations have yet been issued...
Mammoth Spring Schools 'in compliance' with standards (12/28/04)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- Mammoth Spring Schools Superintendent Ron Taylor announced last week that his school recently completed the Comprehensive Compliance Monitoring visit by the Arkansas Department of Education. Taylor said 121 items in the school district were reviewed during the visit. "We are pleased with the results made by the reviewing team," the superintendent said...
A look back at 2004 (12/28/04)
School consolidation, drug busts, the hospital tax passage, a prominent member of the community convicted of multiple child sex abuse charges and the primary elections were major newsmakers during the first half of 2004. Here's a list of story highlights from January through June:...
Hospital workers receive donations, final paychecks (12/28/04)
The community gave the former employees of Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System a Christmas they won't soon forget. Each of the 78 full-time employees of the hospital received $467.63 each that was paid for by the community. Churches, individuals, companies and organizations collected money and donated it to a fund to help the employees have a Christmas for their families. Together the groups collected $36,476.50...
Year in Review (12/28/04)
Reporters note: This is continued from last week's year in review. JULY: Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson announced the South Central Drug Task Force, of which Oregon County is a member would receive federal funds. At the time she was not sure of an amount...
Cleanup continues on snowy roads (12/28/04)
Area residents were treated to a rare event over the holiday weekend -- a white Christmas. According to the National Weather Service, between 4 and 6 inches of snow fell in the tri-counties Dec. 22 and Dec. 23. Fulton County deputy Paul Martin said several roads, including Highway 63 between Hardy and Mammoth Spring, were closed briefly due to motorists sliding off the roads...
Year in Review (12/28/04)
Reporters note: This is continued from last week's year in review. JULY: Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson announced the South Central Drug Task Force, of which Oregon County is a member would receive federal funds. At the time she was not sure of an amount...
Hospital workers receive donations, final paychecks (12/28/04)
The community gave the former employees of Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System a Christmas they won't soon forget. Each of the 78 full-time employees of the hospital received $467.63 each that was paid for by the community. Churches, individuals, companies and organizations collected money and donated it to a fund to help the employees have a Christmas for their families. Together the groups collected $36,476.50...
A look back at 2004 (12/28/04)
School consolidation, drug busts, the hospital tax passage, a prominent member of the community convicted of multiple child sex abuse charges and the primary elections were major newsmakers during the first half of 2004. Here's a list of story highlights from January through June:...
Ozark Trail receives grant (12/28/04)
MARK TWAIN NATIONAL FOREST-- Mark Twain National Forest officials have announced the forest will be getting about $233,000 through the Recreational Trails Program administered by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources in cooperation with the federal highway administration...
New officials ... (12/28/04)
SWEARING IN: Oregon County Clerk Gary Hensley swore-in recently elected Oregon County officials Dec. 27 in the courtroom of the courthouse at Alton. From left, are: Hensley, Coroner Tom Clary; Sheriff Tim Ward; Southern District Commissioner John Wrenfrow; Circuit Clerk and Recorder of Deeds Dorothy Barton; Assessor Charles Alford; Public Administrator Mike Crawford; and Northern District Commissioner Buddy Wright...
FENDER BENDER (12/28/04)
Amy Rucker, 24, of Viola was hit by a pickup truck in the early afternoon of Dec. 27 on Highway 62 in Salem. Rucker's two children, Taylor Noakes, 9, and Grant Rucker, 3, were in the vehicle with her at the time of the wreck. No one was injured in the crash. No citations have yet been issued...
Rams grant allows Alton library to buy more books (12/28/04)
ALTON -- The Alton Public Library recently received a grant from the Rams Community Outreach Team. The grant has allowed the library to purchase 60 new books for the young adult and early reader collection at the library. Several Alton Comet team members handed out book bags with gifts for the children...
Bend to sign over land to Village company (12/28/04)
The Horseshoe Bend City Council unanimously approved a measure Dec. 20 giving the mayor and recorder/treasurer the authority to sign over 365 city lot deeds to a Cherokee Village-based company for the purpose of selling them. "We've checked out these lots and we're not using them and we won't need them in the future," Recorder/Treasurer Sally Pohl said...
Mammoth Spring Schools 'in compliance' with standards (12/28/04)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- Mammoth Spring Schools Superintendent Ron Taylor announced last week that his school recently completed the Comprehensive Compliance Monitoring visit by the Arkansas Department of Education. Taylor said 121 items in the school district were reviewed during the visit. "We are pleased with the results made by the reviewing team," the superintendent said...
Thayer joins MO One Call (12/28/04)
THAYER -- The city of Thayer has joined the Missouri One Call System, a non-profit organization established for the protection of underground facilities. According to Thayer Mayor Allen Deckard, Missouri law requires anyone planning to dig or blast report the location of the dig by calling 1-800-344-7483. A MOC operator will enter the necessary information and then notify the city of Thayer along with any other utility companies that may be involved in the excavation...
Threats to reopen T&C untrue (12/28/04)
Speculation that employees at North Arkansas Electric Cooperative threatened to turn off the electricity to the Salem Town and Country if it didn't reopen Dec. 22 after a winter storm hit are untrue, according to the owner of the store. Salem Town and Country owner Bob Hufford said no threats were made against the store after it closed its doors at approximately 4 p.m. due to inclement weather...
New theater, arts studio open near Pocahontas (12/28/04)
The Wizard of Oz, with a cast of over 50 local and regional performers, brought the curtain up on the new $2.5 million Imperial Dinner Theatre Dec. 11. Both the state-of-the-art facilities and professional performance won rave reviews from the opening night audience...
New theater, arts studio open near Pocahontas (12/28/04)
The Wizard of Oz, with a cast of over 50 local and regional performers, brought the curtain up on the new $2.5 million Imperial Dinner Theatre Dec. 11. Both the state-of-the-art facilities and professional performance won rave reviews from the opening night audience...
Application period for WMA turkey hunt under way (12/28/04)
Arkansas turkey hunters may apply for limited permits on several Arkansas Game and Fish Commission wildlife management areas for the 2005 spring season. Applications may be submitted online at www.agfc.com or will be available from license dealers and AGFC offices throughout the state. ...
Lady Cougars pound Tuckerman in NEA opener (12/28/04)
Brittney Richardson started things off with a bang and Lauren Cunningham put the hammer down late as the Izard County Consolidated Lady Cougars opened play in the A-AA brackets of the 58th annual NEA Tournament with a resounding 59-46 thumping of the Tuckerman Lady Bulldogs Dec. 21 at the Arkansas State University Convocation Center in Jonesboro...
Cougars slip by Greyhounds at Convocation Center (12/28/04)
Although they didn't sink a field goal in the final period of play, the Izard Consolidated Cougars did can 16 of 20 free throws in the fourth en route to a 52-46 win over the Sloan-Hendrix Greyhounds in the first round of the NEA Tournament's A-AA brackets Dec. 21...
Agencies survey recreational users on White River lakes (12/28/04)
Anglers, boaters and other recreationists at three lakes on the Missouri-Arkansas border are being asked a few questions as they end their days on the water. The information they provide will help state and federal agencies manage the lakes and public access facilities better...
Agencies survey recreational users on White River lakes (12/28/04)
Anglers, boaters and other recreationists at three lakes on the Missouri-Arkansas border are being asked a few questions as they end their days on the water. The information they provide will help state and federal agencies manage the lakes and public access facilities better...
Cougars slip by Greyhounds at Convocation Center (12/28/04)
Although they didn't sink a field goal in the final period of play, the Izard Consolidated Cougars did can 16 of 20 free throws in the fourth en route to a 52-46 win over the Sloan-Hendrix Greyhounds in the first round of the NEA Tournament's A-AA brackets Dec. 21...
Application period for WMA turkey hunt under way (12/28/04)
Arkansas turkey hunters may apply for limited permits on several Arkansas Game and Fish Commission wildlife management areas for the 2005 spring season. Applications may be submitted online at www.agfc.com or will be available from license dealers and AGFC offices throughout the state. ...
Lady Cougars pound Tuckerman in NEA opener (12/28/04)
Brittney Richardson started things off with a bang and Lauren Cunningham put the hammer down late as the Izard County Consolidated Lady Cougars opened play in the A-AA brackets of the 58th annual NEA Tournament with a resounding 59-46 thumping of the Tuckerman Lady Bulldogs Dec. 21 at the Arkansas State University Convocation Center in Jonesboro...
James C. Bates (12/28/04)
James C. Bates, 56, of Hardy, Ark., died Dec. 25, 2004, at his residence. Born June 2, 1948, in Little Rock, Ark., he was the son of Sherman and Merlene Actkinson Bates. He was a veteran of the United States Navy, serving from 1967 until 1971. He served on the Coral Sea...
George Jenkins (12/28/04)
George Jenkins, 82, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Dec. 27, 2004, in a automobile accident. He was born at Highland, Ark. Survivors include a son, Paul Jenkins of Gainesville, Mo., and two daughers -- Ann Anderson of Rochelle, Ill., and Debbie Ingram of Monument, Colo...
Billy Mearle Head (12/28/04)
Billy Mearle Head, 45, of Rogers, Ark., died Dec. 9, 2004, near Garfield. Born April 12, 1959, in Jacksonville, Fla., he was the son of Edward Head and LaVonne Weisbrod Head. He owned and operated Best Brake and Muffler Inc. in Rogers. He had previously served as a firefighter and EMT for the Beaver Lake Fire Department. He enjoyed spending time with his family, working, traveling and hunting and his love for God...
Berenice Marie Simich (12/28/04)
Berenice Marie Simich, 81, of Cherokee Village died Dec. 22, 2004, at her home. Born Jan. 9, 1923, in St. Paul, Minn., she was the daughter of Leo and Lydia Eng Thiry. She worked many years before retiring as an executive secretary for 3M Company in St. Paul. She moved with her husband, Zika, to Cherokee Village, 17 years ago from. She was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church in Cherokee Village and loved square dancing and bowling...
Arilla Turner (12/28/04)
Arilla Turner, 79 of Mountain Home, Ark., formerly of Ash Flat, daughter of the late Cecil Bell and Gladys Williams Bell, was born March 20, 1925, in Wiseman, Ark. She died Dec. 24, 2004, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in New Albany, Miss. She married Kenneth Turner in 1946. She was employed as a nurse in the Ash Flat Clinic for 25 years. She was a lifelong member of Ash Flat Church of Christ...
Kayin Marie Heidy (12/28/04)
Kayin Marie Heidy, 59, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Dec. 18, 2004, at her home. Born May 26, 1945, in Tacoma, Wash., she was the daughter of Everett Quinliven and Marcella Pass Quinliven. She was married to Neal Heidy. She was employed at the Dollar General Store as a manager...
Johnny Mack Alligood (12/28/04)
Johnny Mack Alligood, 77, of Salem, Ark., son of the late Coy I. Alligood and Leota Fraiser Alligood, was born Sept. 28, 1927, in Carthage, Miss. He died Dec. 21, 2004, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem. He was united in marriage to Mary Sigrest on Aug. 6, 1947, in Picayune, Miss. To this union six children were born...
Thomas Lee Ray Sr. (12/28/04)
Thomas Lee Ray Sr., 60, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Dec. 22, 2004, at his residence. He was born at Lepanto, Ark., and was employed during his working years as painter. Survivors include his wife, Janice Elaine Garner Ray of Cherokee Village; two daughters -- Tonya Marie Ray of Little Rock and Heather Ren'ee Davis of Bismark, Ark.; three sons -- Thomas Lee Ray Jr. of Kokomo, Ind., William Lee Ray of Subuta, Miss., and Joshua Keith Ray of Cherokee Village...
Cathy Lee Miller (12/28/04)
Cathy Lee Miller, 46, of East Prairie, Mo., formerly of Melbourne, Ark., died Dec. 23, 2004, at Missouri Delta Hospital in Sikeston, Mo. She was born Sept. 24, 1958, at Robstown, Texas, to Johnnie August and Virgie Lee Nichols Baca. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church in East Prairie...
Blanche Taylor (12/28/04)
Blanche Taylor, 89, of Williford, died Dec. 26, 2004, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born Aug. 22, 1915, in Trumann, Ark., she was the daughter of John and Dora Fraley Petty. She married Herchel Comptents Taylor in 1932 in Grubbs, Ark. He preceded her in death Jan. 9, 1986. She was a homemaker...
Loyd Pounders (12/28/04)
Loyd Edward Pounders, 74, was born the son of the late Floyd Pounders and Lenize Crawford Pounders April 29, 1930, in Jacksonville, Texas, and died Dec. 26, 2004, in Thayer, Mo. He was united in marriage April 3, 1995, in Houston, Mo., to Bertha Imogene Jeffries...
David E. "Dick" Harris (12/28/04)
David E. "Dick" Harris, 82, of Highland, died Dec. 25, 2004. He was born Nov. 21, 1922, in Salem, Ark., to Guy O. and Mae Morrow Harris. Upon graduation from Salem High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He served as a radarman on the USS Prince William during World War II...
Wyona J. Shade (12/28/04)
Wyona J. Shade, 78, of Ash Flat, Ark., died Dec. 22, 2004, at Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehab in Ash Flat. She was born at Newark, Ohio and was a homemaker. Survivors include a daughter, Danene Shade Iliff of Cherokee Village. She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Marie and Andrew Baker...
James C. Bates (12/28/04)
James C. Bates, 56, of Hardy, Ark., died Dec. 25, 2004, at his residence. Born June 2, 1948, in Little Rock, Ark., he was the son of Sherman and Merlene Actkinson Bates. He was a veteran of the United States Navy, serving from 1967 until 1971. He served on the Coral Sea...
Billy Mearle Head (12/28/04)
Billy Mearle Head, 45, of Rogers, Ark., died Dec. 9, 2004, near Garfield. Born April 12, 1959, in Jacksonville, Fla., he was the son of Edward Head and LaVonne Weisbrod Head. He owned and operated Best Brake and Muffler Inc. in Rogers. He had previously served as a firefighter and EMT for the Beaver Lake Fire Department. He enjoyed spending time with his family, working, traveling and hunting and his love for God...
Thomas Lee Ray Sr. (12/28/04)
Thomas Lee Ray Sr., 60, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Dec. 22, 2004, at his residence. He was born at Lepanto, Ark., and was employed during his working years as painter. Survivors include his wife, Janice Elaine Garner Ray of Cherokee Village; two daughters -- Tonya Marie Ray of Little Rock and Heather Ren'ee Davis of Bismark, Ark.; three sons -- Thomas Lee Ray Jr. of Kokomo, Ind., William Lee Ray of Subuta, Miss., and Joshua Keith Ray of Cherokee Village...
Cathy Lee Miller (12/28/04)
Cathy Lee Miller, 46, of East Prairie, Mo., formerly of Melbourne, Ark., died Dec. 23, 2004, at Missouri Delta Hospital in Sikeston, Mo. She was born Sept. 24, 1958, at Robstown, Texas, to Johnnie August and Virgie Lee Nichols Baca. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church in East Prairie...
Johnny Mack Alligood (12/28/04)
Johnny Mack Alligood, 77, of Salem, Ark., son of the late Coy I. Alligood and Leota Fraiser Alligood, was born Sept. 28, 1927, in Carthage, Miss. He died Dec. 21, 2004, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem. He was united in marriage to Mary Sigrest on Aug. 6, 1947, in Picayune, Miss. To this union six children were born...
Berenice Marie Simich (12/28/04)
Berenice Marie Simich, 81, of Cherokee Village died Dec. 22, 2004, at her home. Born Jan. 9, 1923, in St. Paul, Minn., she was the daughter of Leo and Lydia Eng Thiry. She worked many years before retiring as an executive secretary for 3M Company in St. Paul. She moved with her husband, Zika, to Cherokee Village, 17 years ago from. She was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church in Cherokee Village and loved square dancing and bowling...
Arilla Turner (12/28/04)
Arilla Turner, 79 of Mountain Home, Ark., formerly of Ash Flat, daughter of the late Cecil Bell and Gladys Williams Bell, was born March 20, 1925, in Wiseman, Ark. She died Dec. 24, 2004, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in New Albany, Miss. She married Kenneth Turner in 1946. She was employed as a nurse in the Ash Flat Clinic for 25 years. She was a lifelong member of Ash Flat Church of Christ...
George Jenkins (12/28/04)
George Jenkins, 82, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Dec. 27, 2004, in a automobile accident. He was born at Highland, Ark. Survivors include a son, Paul Jenkins of Gainesville, Mo., and two daughers -- Ann Anderson of Rochelle, Ill., and Debbie Ingram of Monument, Colo...
Kayin Marie Heidy (12/28/04)
Kayin Marie Heidy, 59, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Dec. 18, 2004, at her home. Born May 26, 1945, in Tacoma, Wash., she was the daughter of Everett Quinliven and Marcella Pass Quinliven. She was married to Neal Heidy. She was employed at the Dollar General Store as a manager...
Wyona J. Shade (12/28/04)
Wyona J. Shade, 78, of Ash Flat, Ark., died Dec. 22, 2004, at Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehab in Ash Flat. She was born at Newark, Ohio and was a homemaker. Survivors include a daughter, Danene Shade Iliff of Cherokee Village. She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Marie and Andrew Baker...
Blanche Taylor (12/28/04)
Blanche Taylor, 89, of Williford, died Dec. 26, 2004, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born Aug. 22, 1915, in Trumann, Ark., she was the daughter of John and Dora Fraley Petty. She married Herchel Comptents Taylor in 1932 in Grubbs, Ark. He preceded her in death Jan. 9, 1986. She was a homemaker...
David E. "Dick" Harris (12/28/04)
David E. "Dick" Harris, 82, of Highland, died Dec. 25, 2004. He was born Nov. 21, 1922, in Salem, Ark., to Guy O. and Mae Morrow Harris. Upon graduation from Salem High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He served as a radarman on the USS Prince William during World War II...
Loyd Pounders (12/28/04)
Loyd Edward Pounders, 74, was born the son of the late Floyd Pounders and Lenize Crawford Pounders April 29, 1930, in Jacksonville, Texas, and died Dec. 26, 2004, in Thayer, Mo. He was united in marriage April 3, 1995, in Houston, Mo., to Bertha Imogene Jeffries...
Jeremy Ray Kilpatrick (12/28/04)
Erin and Kris Kilpatrick of Cherokee Village announce the birth of a son, Jeremy Ray Kilpatrick, on Dec. 20, 2004, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He weighed 6 pounds and was welcomed home by four siblings -- Austyn, Robbie, Josh and Jenna...
GraceAnna Jean Goodson (12/28/04)
Jim and Beth Goodson of Ash Flat have announced the birth of their daughter, GraceAnna Jean Goodson, on Dec. 20, 2004, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. She weighed 7 pounds, 5.9 ounces. She was welcomed home by two sisters, Heather and Amber, and a brother, Jimmy...
Melanie Faith Jones & Madison Grace Jones (12/28/04)
Craig and Angee Jones of Walnut Ridge have announce the birth of twin daughters -- Melanie Faith Jones and Madison Grace Jones -- on Dec. 6, 2004, at the Women's Center of the NEA Medical Center in Jonesboro. Melanie weighed 6 pounds, 3 ounces, and was 19 1/2 inches long. Madison weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces, and was 19 3/4 inches long...
Perkinses celebrate 50th anniversary (12/28/04)
Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Perkins of Bono celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Dec. 26 at Fontaine Baptist Church. Jimmy Perkins and the former Betty Sue Whited of Ash Flat were married Dec. 27, 1954, in the home of the bride's parents, the late Calvin and Nova Whited, in the Corinth community near Ash Flat by the late Rev. Joe Howell...
Perkinses celebrate 50th anniversary (12/28/04)
Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Perkins of Bono celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Dec. 26 at Fontaine Baptist Church. Jimmy Perkins and the former Betty Sue Whited of Ash Flat were married Dec. 27, 1954, in the home of the bride's parents, the late Calvin and Nova Whited, in the Corinth community near Ash Flat by the late Rev. Joe Howell...
Melanie Faith Jones & Madison Grace Jones (12/28/04)
Craig and Angee Jones of Walnut Ridge have announce the birth of twin daughters -- Melanie Faith Jones and Madison Grace Jones -- on Dec. 6, 2004, at the Women's Center of the NEA Medical Center in Jonesboro. Melanie weighed 6 pounds, 3 ounces, and was 19 1/2 inches long. Madison weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces, and was 19 3/4 inches long...
GraceAnna Jean Goodson (12/28/04)
Jim and Beth Goodson of Ash Flat have announced the birth of their daughter, GraceAnna Jean Goodson, on Dec. 20, 2004, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. She weighed 7 pounds, 5.9 ounces. She was welcomed home by two sisters, Heather and Amber, and a brother, Jimmy...
Jeremy Ray Kilpatrick (12/28/04)
Erin and Kris Kilpatrick of Cherokee Village announce the birth of a son, Jeremy Ray Kilpatrick, on Dec. 20, 2004, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He weighed 6 pounds and was welcomed home by four siblings -- Austyn, Robbie, Josh and Jenna...
Boldly Going Nowhere (12/28/04)
2004 was a typical year -- some ups and downs, and lots of in-betweens. JANUARY: I'm scheduled to teach three computer courses at Ozarka College during spring semester, but one of the courses is canceled. I now have less money but more free time to spend it...
Consumer Alert (12/28/04)
In recent weeks, rapidly-circulating e-mails have warned of a new "cell-phone directory" being launched in January that could lead to widespread use of your wireless phone number by telemarketers. The e-mail urges recipients to sign up to add their wireless numbers onto the federal "Do Not Call" list as soon as possible. While the e-mail appears to be well-intentioned and is not a scam, much of the information it contains is false...
The next step in education reform (12/28/04)
While the Arkansas Supreme Court has relinquished jurisdiction in the Lakeview case, the education reform movement must and will continue. All components of equity and adequacy defined and stipulated by the court ruling must go forward or we will forfeit an unprecedented opportunity and surely be taken back to court with predictable results...
The next step in education reform (12/28/04)
While the Arkansas Supreme Court has relinquished jurisdiction in the Lakeview case, the education reform movement must and will continue. All components of equity and adequacy defined and stipulated by the court ruling must go forward or we will forfeit an unprecedented opportunity and surely be taken back to court with predictable results...
Boldly Going Nowhere (12/28/04)
2004 was a typical year -- some ups and downs, and lots of in-betweens. JANUARY: I'm scheduled to teach three computer courses at Ozarka College during spring semester, but one of the courses is canceled. I now have less money but more free time to spend it...
Consumer Alert (12/28/04)
In recent weeks, rapidly-circulating e-mails have warned of a new "cell-phone directory" being launched in January that could lead to widespread use of your wireless phone number by telemarketers. The e-mail urges recipients to sign up to add their wireless numbers onto the federal "Do Not Call" list as soon as possible. While the e-mail appears to be well-intentioned and is not a scam, much of the information it contains is false...