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Stories from Thursday, January 6, 2005

Swans visit state park (01/06/05)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- Mammoth Spring State Park received a special Christmas present in the form of a pair of trumpeter swans Christmas Eve. Assistant Park Superintendent Glynda Pryor said this is as far south as she has ever known any swan of this type to come...
2004 (01/06/05)
The second half of 2004 was a turbulent time in Fulton and Izard counties. Major news events from July to December included two unsolved murders, a major methamphetamine operation drug bust, a tragic explosion inside a coop sub-station, the election of new judges and sheriffs in Izard and Fulton counties and a rare event -- a white Christmas...
Two men charged with meth possession (01/06/05)
Area law enforcement officers ushered in the new year by making their first drug bust. Timothy Ray Kauke, 36, a Poughkeepsie native, has been charged with possession of methamphetamine after a traffic stop in Mammoth Spring Jan. 1. According to the 16th Judicial District Drug Task Force, Mammoth Spring Officer Jamie Turnbough stopped Kauke's Mercury Cougar because the vehicle did not have a license plate...
Fall victim comes home (01/06/05)
After 20 days in the hospital, Jessica Chapman is home. The 13-year-old Highland Middle School student, who fell off a horse during the Ash Flat Christmas parade Dec. 4, was discharged from Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock on Christmas Eve...
Willett takes over as Fulton County judge (01/06/05)
For the first time in 14 years the Fulton County Quorum Court had a judge other than Curren Everett presiding at its Jan. 3 meeting. Newly elected Fulton County Judge Charles Willett opened the meeting with a brief sentence. "We want to call this meeting to order," said a grinning Willett. "If ya'll will help me, we'll get through this."...
Teen arrested for Kosh school break-in (01/06/05)
ALTON -- A Tecumseh, Mo., teen-ager has been arrested and charged with felony burglary following a break-in at the Koshkonong School. Daniel R. Baird, 17, is in the Oregon County jail awaiting a court hearing. His bond was set at $4,500. After a call from Koshkonong School officials informing the Oregon County Sheriff's Office that the school had been broken into and several items taken, Sheriff Tim Ward said he spotted a Mercury Grand Marquis parked along County Road 377...
New boating laws in effect (01/06/05)
MISSOURI -- Oregon County residents heading to lakes in the Show Me State with a boat this spring need to remember the mandatory Boater Education Law went into effect Jan. 1. The new law passed last year in the Missouri Legislature has new boater certification requirements...
University of Missouri Extension Council Elections this month (01/06/05)
OREGON COUNTY -- The University of Missouri Extension Council Elections in Oregon County will be held Jan. 22-28. The candidates for the Northern District are: Carl Burkhead, Chris Clark, Charley Erikson, Jim Heiskell, Jonathan Kemper and Janie Richardson. The candidates for the Southern District are: Calvin Crawford, Carl Fraley, Russell Grooms, Bart Kernodle, Herb Poulette and Amos Purcell...
Wirth shooting suspect in custody (01/06/05)
Arkansas authorities have begun proceedings to bring a Florida man, who confessed to shooting a woman near Wirth and another in Jonesboro, back to Arkansas. Hernando County Florida deputies arrested Allen Evans, 60, Dec. 29, a day after a female friend in Florida reported him to authorities as "missing and endangered," said Donna Black, public information officer for the Hernando County Sheriff's Office...
Martz recalls career path (01/06/05)
It's a dream many young boys have had.All a boy from Saffell, Ark., wanted to be was Ted Williams and play center field for the St. Louis Cardinals. A typical boy during the 1950s, he played baseball, collected comic books and waited for the day when he would don a major league uniform and step onto the field at Sportsman's Park in St. Louis...
Dominoes (01/06/05)
A MORNING GAME: Volunteers at Fun and Friends Senior Citizen Center in Thayer play a friendly game of dominoes Jan. 3 at the center. Volunteers playing include: Bill Murray, Lucille Cherry, Noel Honeycutt and Shirley Murray. Volunteer Larry Severson looks on...
Fall victim comes home (01/06/05)
After 20 days in the hospital, Jessica Chapman is home. The 13-year-old Highland Middle School student, who fell off a horse during the Ash Flat Christmas parade Dec. 4, was discharged from Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock on Christmas Eve...
University of Missouri Extension Council Elections this month (01/06/05)
OREGON COUNTY -- The University of Missouri Extension Council Elections in Oregon County will be held Jan. 22-28. The candidates for the Northern District are: Carl Burkhead, Chris Clark, Charley Erikson, Jim Heiskell, Jonathan Kemper and Janie Richardson. The candidates for the Southern District are: Calvin Crawford, Carl Fraley, Russell Grooms, Bart Kernodle, Herb Poulette and Amos Purcell...
New boating laws in effect (01/06/05)
MISSOURI -- Oregon County residents heading to lakes in the Show Me State with a boat this spring need to remember the mandatory Boater Education Law went into effect Jan. 1. The new law passed last year in the Missouri Legislature has new boater certification requirements...
Teen arrested for Kosh school break-in (01/06/05)
ALTON -- A Tecumseh, Mo., teen-ager has been arrested and charged with felony burglary following a break-in at the Koshkonong School. Daniel R. Baird, 17, is in the Oregon County jail awaiting a court hearing. His bond was set at $4,500. After a call from Koshkonong School officials informing the Oregon County Sheriff's Office that the school had been broken into and several items taken, Sheriff Tim Ward said he spotted a Mercury Grand Marquis parked along County Road 377...
Martz recalls career path (01/06/05)
It's a dream many young boys have had.All a boy from Saffell, Ark., wanted to be was Ted Williams and play center field for the St. Louis Cardinals. A typical boy during the 1950s, he played baseball, collected comic books and waited for the day when he would don a major league uniform and step onto the field at Sportsman's Park in St. Louis...
Dominoes (01/06/05)
A MORNING GAME: Volunteers at Fun and Friends Senior Citizen Center in Thayer play a friendly game of dominoes Jan. 3 at the center. Volunteers playing include: Bill Murray, Lucille Cherry, Noel Honeycutt and Shirley Murray. Volunteer Larry Severson looks on...
Willett takes over as Fulton County judge (01/06/05)
For the first time in 14 years the Fulton County Quorum Court had a judge other than Curren Everett presiding at its Jan. 3 meeting. Newly elected Fulton County Judge Charles Willett opened the meeting with a brief sentence. "We want to call this meeting to order," said a grinning Willett. "If ya'll will help me, we'll get through this."...
Swans visit state park (01/06/05)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- Mammoth Spring State Park received a special Christmas present in the form of a pair of trumpeter swans Christmas Eve. Assistant Park Superintendent Glynda Pryor said this is as far south as she has ever known any swan of this type to come...
Two men charged with meth possession (01/06/05)
Area law enforcement officers ushered in the new year by making their first drug bust. Timothy Ray Kauke, 36, a Poughkeepsie native, has been charged with possession of methamphetamine after a traffic stop in Mammoth Spring Jan. 1. According to the 16th Judicial District Drug Task Force, Mammoth Spring Officer Jamie Turnbough stopped Kauke's Mercury Cougar because the vehicle did not have a license plate...
2004 (01/06/05)
The second half of 2004 was a turbulent time in Fulton and Izard counties. Major news events from July to December included two unsolved murders, a major methamphetamine operation drug bust, a tragic explosion inside a coop sub-station, the election of new judges and sheriffs in Izard and Fulton counties and a rare event -- a white Christmas...
Wirth shooting suspect in custody (01/06/05)
Arkansas authorities have begun proceedings to bring a Florida man, who confessed to shooting a woman near Wirth and another in Jonesboro, back to Arkansas. Hernando County Florida deputies arrested Allen Evans, 60, Dec. 29, a day after a female friend in Florida reported him to authorities as "missing and endangered," said Donna Black, public information officer for the Hernando County Sheriff's Office...
Newman elected to committee (01/06/05)
James Newman has been elected to represent farmers from LAA-1 on the county committee. This is his first term as a county committee member. The election results for Local Administrative Area 1 are Newman and John C. Foster, first alternate to COC, LAA-1. Lonnie Neal retired effective Jan. 1...
Osceola's favorite Son a Chicago blues legend (01/06/05)
If getting shot in the face by a loved one, suffering a stroke and heart attack, along with losing a leg to amputation, sounds like good subject material for a blues song, it is. However, it's also just a part of the misfortunes that Osceola bluesman Son Seals had to battle the last several years of his life, befitting of a musician who sported a license plate bearing "BAD AXE" on his car...
Crass to turn 80 (01/06/05)
The family of Charles Crass invites all friends and family to help celebrate his 80th birthday at Thayer Senior Citizens Center Jan. 12 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cake and punch will be served. If the weather is bad, the birthday celebration will be held the following Wednesday...
Newman elected to committee (01/06/05)
James Newman has been elected to represent farmers from LAA-1 on the county committee. This is his first term as a county committee member. The election results for Local Administrative Area 1 are Newman and John C. Foster, first alternate to COC, LAA-1. Lonnie Neal retired effective Jan. 1...
Osceola's favorite Son a Chicago blues legend (01/06/05)
If getting shot in the face by a loved one, suffering a stroke and heart attack, along with losing a leg to amputation, sounds like good subject material for a blues song, it is. However, it's also just a part of the misfortunes that Osceola bluesman Son Seals had to battle the last several years of his life, befitting of a musician who sported a license plate bearing "BAD AXE" on his car...
Crass to turn 80 (01/06/05)
The family of Charles Crass invites all friends and family to help celebrate his 80th birthday at Thayer Senior Citizens Center Jan. 12 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cake and punch will be served. If the weather is bad, the birthday celebration will be held the following Wednesday...
ICC falls short of Lady Greyhounds in NEA at Convocation Center (01/06/05)
A valiant comeback by the ICC Lady Cougars fell just short of its intended mark as the Sloan-Hendrix Lady Greyhounds knocked their 2AA-North Conference rivals out of the second round of the NEA Tournament 49-45 Dec. 28 at the Convocation Center on the campus of Arkansas State University...
Cats jam their way to tourney title (01/06/05)
Although there was plenty of snow on the ground around the Christmas holidays, it wasn't a snow plow that practically tore down The Pit on the campus of Cabool High School. Rather it was a group of Bobcats from Thayer High School that inflicted all of the post-holiday damage, as the Cats crushed all comers at the fifth annual Cabool Holiday Tournament, winning the title by dispatching their three opponents by a 25-point average margin of victory...
Wildcats edge Bluejays in Cabool (01/06/05)
The Koshkonong Bluejays opened play in the fifth annual Cabool Holiday Tournament with a matchup against the Summersville Wildcats by falling behind big, rallying late and eventually losing. Koshkonong slugged its way out of a double-digit deficit at the half against Summersville, but still fell to the Wildcats 53-47 Dec. 27...
Salem falls to third-seeded Marmaduke in tourney action (01/06/05)
After getting by Tuckerman in the first round of the 2004 NEA Tournament, the Salem Greyhounds were making plans for a deep run at the A-AA title Dec. 27 when they hooked up with the Marmaduke Greyhounds in the second round of play at the Convocation Center on the campus of Arkansas State University...
ICC falls short of Lady Greyhounds in NEA at Convocation Center (01/06/05)
A valiant comeback by the ICC Lady Cougars fell just short of its intended mark as the Sloan-Hendrix Lady Greyhounds knocked their 2AA-North Conference rivals out of the second round of the NEA Tournament 49-45 Dec. 28 at the Convocation Center on the campus of Arkansas State University...
Cats jam their way to tourney title (01/06/05)
Although there was plenty of snow on the ground around the Christmas holidays, it wasn't a snow plow that practically tore down The Pit on the campus of Cabool High School. Rather it was a group of Bobcats from Thayer High School that inflicted all of the post-holiday damage, as the Cats crushed all comers at the fifth annual Cabool Holiday Tournament, winning the title by dispatching their three opponents by a 25-point average margin of victory...
Salem falls to third-seeded Marmaduke in tourney action (01/06/05)
After getting by Tuckerman in the first round of the 2004 NEA Tournament, the Salem Greyhounds were making plans for a deep run at the A-AA title Dec. 27 when they hooked up with the Marmaduke Greyhounds in the second round of play at the Convocation Center on the campus of Arkansas State University...
Wildcats edge Bluejays in Cabool (01/06/05)
The Koshkonong Bluejays opened play in the fifth annual Cabool Holiday Tournament with a matchup against the Summersville Wildcats by falling behind big, rallying late and eventually losing. Koshkonong slugged its way out of a double-digit deficit at the half against Summersville, but still fell to the Wildcats 53-47 Dec. 27...
Greenly JoKlaire Hall (01/06/05)
Dagni Hall has announced the birth of her sister, Greenly JoKlaire Hall, who was born at 5:22 p.m. Dec. 9, 2004, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. She weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and was 19-3/4 inches long. Her parents are Joey and Amanda Hall...
Greenly JoKlaire Hall (01/06/05)
Dagni Hall has announced the birth of her sister, Greenly JoKlaire Hall, who was born at 5:22 p.m. Dec. 9, 2004, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. She weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and was 19-3/4 inches long. Her parents are Joey and Amanda Hall...
State Capitol Week in Review (01/06/05)
Arkansas high schools received good news from a couple of sources in December. A national survey reported that new high school graduation requirements in Arkansas will be among the most stringent in the country. Also, the state Higher Education Department reported that the remediation rate for college freshmen this year is the lowest since it began keeping records in 1990...
An open letter to the citizens of Missouri (01/06/05)
I have always been a firm believer in the concept of leaving a place better than you found it and have made this my guiding principle throughout my tenure as your lieutenant governor. As I depart office after having served four years, I believe I am leaving the Office of the Lieutenant Governor in a better position to serve Missourians in the future...
Boldly Going Nowhere (01/06/05)
According to the dictionary, to blunder is to make a mistake through stupidity, ignorance or carelessness. We all blunder on occasion, but it mostly goes unnoticed. Some people blunder in front of the whole wide world. Howard Dean. The leading Democratic candidate for president after the New Hampshire Primary, Dean fell off a turnip truck during the Iowa Caucuses and went into a hollering tirade, shouting the names of states he expected to carry in the near future. ...
State Capitol Week in Review (01/06/05)
Arkansas high schools received good news from a couple of sources in December. A national survey reported that new high school graduation requirements in Arkansas will be among the most stringent in the country. Also, the state Higher Education Department reported that the remediation rate for college freshmen this year is the lowest since it began keeping records in 1990...
An open letter to the citizens of Missouri (01/06/05)
I have always been a firm believer in the concept of leaving a place better than you found it and have made this my guiding principle throughout my tenure as your lieutenant governor. As I depart office after having served four years, I believe I am leaving the Office of the Lieutenant Governor in a better position to serve Missourians in the future...
Boldly Going Nowhere (01/06/05)
According to the dictionary, to blunder is to make a mistake through stupidity, ignorance or carelessness. We all blunder on occasion, but it mostly goes unnoticed. Some people blunder in front of the whole wide world. Howard Dean. The leading Democratic candidate for president after the New Hampshire Primary, Dean fell off a turnip truck during the Iowa Caucuses and went into a hollering tirade, shouting the names of states he expected to carry in the near future. ...