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Stories from Thursday, February 3, 2005

New faces behind the badge (02/03/05)
Residents in Fulton County knew last spring a new sheriff would replace Lloyd Martz after he announced his retirement from office. What many residents didn't expect is that nearly all of the deputies who were employed at the Fulton County Sheriff's Department at that time would also be employed elsewhere...
Body sent to crime lab (02/03/05)
The body of a 49-year-old Izard County woman has been sent to the Arkansas Crime Lab for an autopsy after she was found dead Jan. 28 in her Melbourne apartment. Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence said investigators do not suspect foul play. Lawrence said, "The woman appears to have been dead for several days and it's common procedure to have an autopsy performed."...
Alton Schools request bonds (02/03/05)
ALTON -- Alton School Superintendent Sheila Wheeler does not know if the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education will accept the school's request for Qualified Zone Academy Bonds (QZAB). She said the school has done everything to meet the qualifications for the bonds and should know by mid-February if the state will qualify the school district for the bonds. ...
Nurse offers skills to poor in Peru (02/03/05)
Imagine living in a house with dirt floors, a ragged tin roof, no insulation and no heat in the winter months. Imagine living in a world with no television, few automobiles, no running water and inadequate medical care. For people living in the mountains of Peru this is a middle-class lifestyle...
Open house set for forest service plans (02/03/05)
OREGON COUNTY -- Every 10 to 15 years, Mark Twain Forest Service officials review their forest plan. The plan was recently completed. It states the goals and objectives used for managing the millions of acres of land. Forest Service officials said the plans reflect changes to conditions and new information and are set up to meet federal laws, regulations and policy...
Driscoll nominated for West Point (02/03/05)
KOSHKONONG -- U.S. Sen. Christopher Bond has announced that he has nominated Joseph D. Driscoll of Brandsville for an appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point. Driscoll is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Driscoll. Driscoll is a senior at Koshkonong High School where he is active in Student Council, Spanish Club and Quiz Bowl. He has served as class president and is active in Boy Scouts. He also competes in boxing and cross country...
State to recognize Teacher of Year (02/03/05)
OREGON COUNTY -- Oregon County residents have been invited to participate in the Missouri Teacher of the Year Contest. Teachers, students and parents from Alton, Couch, Koshkonong and Thayer Schools may nominate any teachers they chose through Feb. 28...
Shut down (02/03/05)
C.C. Baird's kennels were shut down after he and family members signed a plea agreement with the United States Department of Agriculture Jan. 28 to avoid more than $1 million in fines for numerous violations of the Animal Welfare Act. The agreement was signed by Chester C. ...
Classes set to help diabetics choose meals (02/03/05)
OREGON COUNTY -- The Oregon County Health Department in conjunction with University Extension will offer special classes to help those with diabetes choose and prepare meals. The classes will be held at the Alton Senior Center 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 16, 23 and March 2...
Four arrested for burglaries (02/03/05)
ALTON -- Officers with the Alton Police Department said two burglaries in the city have been solved with the arrest of two Alton teen-agers, an Alton man and a juvenile. Arrested were Kyle Tillman, 17, of Alton; Travis Bates, 19, of Alton; Jason Redburn, 22, of Alton; and a juvenile...
Bridges near Viola slated for replacement (02/03/05)
The Arkansas Department of Transportation approved a grant Jan. 28 to replace two bridges on Pickering Hall Road in Viola, according to Fulton County Judge Charles Willett. Willett said Fulton County will be required to pay 2 percent of the approximate $300,000 cost of the project...
Our Town ... (02/03/05)
MAMMOTH SPRING: The first ever Our Town special section featuring Mammoth Spring, Ark., combines history of the city with some of the special events and attractions that Mammoth Spring offers. It appears this week in The South Missourian News, The News and the Villager Journal. Mammoth Spring State Park (above) is one of the many attractions featured in Our Town...
Izard spelling bee slated (02/03/05)
The annual Izard County Spelling Bee will be held Feb. 10 at 6 p.m. at the Miller Auditorium in Melbourne. The national Spelling Bee is an educational event sponsored by Scripps Howard newspapers and other leading newspapers throughout the U.S. It is designed to help students increase their vocabularies, learn concepts and develop correct English usage that will help them all their lives...
Four arrested for burglaries (02/03/05)
ALTON -- Officers with the Alton Police Department said two burglaries in the city have been solved with the arrest of two Alton teen-agers, an Alton man and a juvenile. Arrested were Kyle Tillman, 17, of Alton; Travis Bates, 19, of Alton; Jason Redburn, 22, of Alton; and a juvenile...
Open house set for forest service plans (02/03/05)
OREGON COUNTY -- Every 10 to 15 years, Mark Twain Forest Service officials review their forest plan. The plan was recently completed. It states the goals and objectives used for managing the millions of acres of land. Forest Service officials said the plans reflect changes to conditions and new information and are set up to meet federal laws, regulations and policy...
Classes set to help diabetics choose meals (02/03/05)
OREGON COUNTY -- The Oregon County Health Department in conjunction with University Extension will offer special classes to help those with diabetes choose and prepare meals. The classes will be held at the Alton Senior Center 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 16, 23 and March 2...
Shut down (02/03/05)
C.C. Baird's kennels were shut down after he and family members signed a plea agreement with the United States Department of Agriculture Jan. 28 to avoid more than $1 million in fines for numerous violations of the Animal Welfare Act. The agreement was signed by Chester C. ...
State to recognize Teacher of Year (02/03/05)
OREGON COUNTY -- Oregon County residents have been invited to participate in the Missouri Teacher of the Year Contest. Teachers, students and parents from Alton, Couch, Koshkonong and Thayer Schools may nominate any teachers they chose through Feb. 28...
Driscoll nominated for West Point (02/03/05)
KOSHKONONG -- U.S. Sen. Christopher Bond has announced that he has nominated Joseph D. Driscoll of Brandsville for an appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point. Driscoll is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Driscoll. Driscoll is a senior at Koshkonong High School where he is active in Student Council, Spanish Club and Quiz Bowl. He has served as class president and is active in Boy Scouts. He also competes in boxing and cross country...
Body sent to crime lab (02/03/05)
The body of a 49-year-old Izard County woman has been sent to the Arkansas Crime Lab for an autopsy after she was found dead Jan. 28 in her Melbourne apartment. Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence said investigators do not suspect foul play. Lawrence said, "The woman appears to have been dead for several days and it's common procedure to have an autopsy performed."...
Alton Schools request bonds (02/03/05)
ALTON -- Alton School Superintendent Sheila Wheeler does not know if the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education will accept the school's request for Qualified Zone Academy Bonds (QZAB). She said the school has done everything to meet the qualifications for the bonds and should know by mid-February if the state will qualify the school district for the bonds. ...
Izard spelling bee slated (02/03/05)
The annual Izard County Spelling Bee will be held Feb. 10 at 6 p.m. at the Miller Auditorium in Melbourne. The national Spelling Bee is an educational event sponsored by Scripps Howard newspapers and other leading newspapers throughout the U.S. It is designed to help students increase their vocabularies, learn concepts and develop correct English usage that will help them all their lives...
Our Town ... (02/03/05)
MAMMOTH SPRING: The first ever Our Town special section featuring Mammoth Spring, Ark., combines history of the city with some of the special events and attractions that Mammoth Spring offers. It appears this week in The South Missourian News, The News and the Villager Journal. Mammoth Spring State Park (above) is one of the many attractions featured in Our Town...
Bridges near Viola slated for replacement (02/03/05)
The Arkansas Department of Transportation approved a grant Jan. 28 to replace two bridges on Pickering Hall Road in Viola, according to Fulton County Judge Charles Willett. Willett said Fulton County will be required to pay 2 percent of the approximate $300,000 cost of the project...
New faces behind the badge (02/03/05)
Residents in Fulton County knew last spring a new sheriff would replace Lloyd Martz after he announced his retirement from office. What many residents didn't expect is that nearly all of the deputies who were employed at the Fulton County Sheriff's Department at that time would also be employed elsewhere...
Nurse offers skills to poor in Peru (02/03/05)
Imagine living in a house with dirt floors, a ragged tin roof, no insulation and no heat in the winter months. Imagine living in a world with no television, few automobiles, no running water and inadequate medical care. For people living in the mountains of Peru this is a middle-class lifestyle...
Ozark Highlands Trail meeting set (02/03/05)
The Ozarks Highlands Trail Association will meet Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. The meeting is for hikers and others interested in learning more about the association. The association is a not-for-profit volunteer organization that formed in 1981 to build, maintain and enjoy the Ozarks Highlands Trail. ...
Tri-County Recycling expands paper service (02/03/05)
The new year is seeing changes at the Tri-County Recycling Center near Cherokee Village in Fulton County. The Recycling Center is now processing mixed paper as opposed to sorted newspaper, magazines and cardboard only. Tri-County board Chairman and Mammoth Spring Mayor Jean Pace said, "The market for all types of paper products is strong, and we want to take advantage of that."...
Ozark Highlands Trail meeting set (02/03/05)
The Ozarks Highlands Trail Association will meet Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. The meeting is for hikers and others interested in learning more about the association. The association is a not-for-profit volunteer organization that formed in 1981 to build, maintain and enjoy the Ozarks Highlands Trail. ...
Tri-County Recycling expands paper service (02/03/05)
The new year is seeing changes at the Tri-County Recycling Center near Cherokee Village in Fulton County. The Recycling Center is now processing mixed paper as opposed to sorted newspaper, magazines and cardboard only. Tri-County board Chairman and Mammoth Spring Mayor Jean Pace said, "The market for all types of paper products is strong, and we want to take advantage of that."...
Lady Bears perfect in 2A-East (02/03/05)
The Mammoth Spring Lady Bears put the caps on a perfect 2A-East season with a 59-26 rout of Biggers-Reyno Jan. 25. Mammoth Spring (21-4, 10-0 2A-East) jumped in front 24-7 after one period and never looked back. Madison Busch paced the Lady Bears with 20 points and six steals, while Ann Whiteside added 13 points, Amanda Nix 11, and Jodie Walsh 10. Walsh also pocketed six steals on the night...
Lady Horns remain perfect in 2AA-North (02/03/05)
The Viola Lady Longhorns continued their unbeaten trek through the ranks of the 2AA-North Conference with a 47-28 win over the Salem Lady Greyhounds Jan. 25 at the Dawg Pound. Viola (20-3, 10-0), ranked number nine in Class AA hoops, used a 17-8 run in the second period to jump on top of Salem 25-17 at halftime, on their way to the win...
Greyhounds at home in Izard County (02/03/05)
With Melbourne making an early exit from the Izard County Invitational Tournament for the first time in five years, the Bearkatz' half-decade run of county tourney titles went with it, leaving the 2005 edition up for grabs. Enter the Salem Greyhounds...
Lady Indians take Big Spring Tourney (02/03/05)
The Couch Lady Indians are once again Big Spring Conference Tournament champions. Playing from the number three seed, the Lady Indians knocked off the top seeded Van Buren Lady Dawgs 50-36 in finals Jan. 29 at Summersville High School to take the first-place trophy back to Oregon County with them...
Greyhounds at home in Izard County (02/03/05)
With Melbourne making an early exit from the Izard County Invitational Tournament for the first time in five years, the Bearkatz' half-decade run of county tourney titles went with it, leaving the 2005 edition up for grabs. Enter the Salem Greyhounds...
Lady Horns remain perfect in 2AA-North (02/03/05)
The Viola Lady Longhorns continued their unbeaten trek through the ranks of the 2AA-North Conference with a 47-28 win over the Salem Lady Greyhounds Jan. 25 at the Dawg Pound. Viola (20-3, 10-0), ranked number nine in Class AA hoops, used a 17-8 run in the second period to jump on top of Salem 25-17 at halftime, on their way to the win...
Lady Indians take Big Spring Tourney (02/03/05)
The Couch Lady Indians are once again Big Spring Conference Tournament champions. Playing from the number three seed, the Lady Indians knocked off the top seeded Van Buren Lady Dawgs 50-36 in finals Jan. 29 at Summersville High School to take the first-place trophy back to Oregon County with them...
Lady Bears perfect in 2A-East (02/03/05)
The Mammoth Spring Lady Bears put the caps on a perfect 2A-East season with a 59-26 rout of Biggers-Reyno Jan. 25. Mammoth Spring (21-4, 10-0 2A-East) jumped in front 24-7 after one period and never looked back. Madison Busch paced the Lady Bears with 20 points and six steals, while Ann Whiteside added 13 points, Amanda Nix 11, and Jodie Walsh 10. Walsh also pocketed six steals on the night...
Hannah Joy Smith (02/03/05)
Brett and Janelle Redmon Smith have announced the birth of their daughter, Hannah Joy Smith, born Jan. 6, 2005, at Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas. She weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and was 20 inches long. Grandparents are Dennis and Debbie Redmond of Thayer and Don and Connie Smith of St. Joseph, Mo...
Brady Seth Barnett (02/03/05)
Gordon and Nancy Barnett have announced the birth of their grandson, Brady Seth Barnett, at 2:29 p.m. Dec. 6, 2004, at Baxter Regional Hospital in Mountain Home. He is the son of Monty and Amy Barnett of Mountain Home. He weighed 8 pounds 2 ounces and was 17 1/2 inches long. He was welcomed home by his sister, Molly Jo. Grandparents are Joey and Nancy Crawford of Mountain Home. Great-grandparents are Hazel Crawford of Mountain Home and Artie Clayton of Salem...
Dylan Roy (02/03/05)
Tony Roy and Belinda Dunkin of Alton have announced the birth of their son, Dylan Ray Roy, at 9:03 a.m. Jan. 20, 2005, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 6 pounds, 3 1/2 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Raymond Duncan and Glen and Betty Roy of Alton...
Joseph Hutton (02/03/05)
Joseph Hutton and Roszetta Coffelt of Thayer have announced the birth of their son, Joseph Dale Hutton, at noon Jan. 24, 2005, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 8 pounds, 13 ounces and was 21 1/2 inches long.Grandparents are Elmer and Sharon Coffelt of Thayer and Rose Hutton of Keskuk, Iowa...
Dylan Roy (02/03/05)
Tony Roy and Belinda Dunkin of Alton have announced the birth of their son, Dylan Ray Roy, at 9:03 a.m. Jan. 20, 2005, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 6 pounds, 3 1/2 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Raymond Duncan and Glen and Betty Roy of Alton...
Hannah Joy Smith (02/03/05)
Brett and Janelle Redmon Smith have announced the birth of their daughter, Hannah Joy Smith, born Jan. 6, 2005, at Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas. She weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and was 20 inches long. Grandparents are Dennis and Debbie Redmond of Thayer and Don and Connie Smith of St. Joseph, Mo...
Brady Seth Barnett (02/03/05)
Gordon and Nancy Barnett have announced the birth of their grandson, Brady Seth Barnett, at 2:29 p.m. Dec. 6, 2004, at Baxter Regional Hospital in Mountain Home. He is the son of Monty and Amy Barnett of Mountain Home. He weighed 8 pounds 2 ounces and was 17 1/2 inches long. He was welcomed home by his sister, Molly Jo. Grandparents are Joey and Nancy Crawford of Mountain Home. Great-grandparents are Hazel Crawford of Mountain Home and Artie Clayton of Salem...
Joseph Hutton (02/03/05)
Joseph Hutton and Roszetta Coffelt of Thayer have announced the birth of their son, Joseph Dale Hutton, at noon Jan. 24, 2005, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 8 pounds, 13 ounces and was 21 1/2 inches long.Grandparents are Elmer and Sharon Coffelt of Thayer and Rose Hutton of Keskuk, Iowa...
USDA committed to rural communities (02/03/05)
Gil Gonzalez acting Under Secretary for Rural Development, in a recent national conference, outlined Rural Development's message, "Committed to the future of rural communities." The message is a refocus on the agency's mission and President Bush initiatives of increasing economic opportunities and improving the quality of life for rural communities...
Thayer Garden Club learns about state's birds (02/03/05)
Nine members and one guest, Barbara Webb, met in the new annex at Bank of Thayer for the January meeting of the Thayer Garden Club. Paul Beck of the Missouri Department of Conservation gave a presentation on the birds of Missouri. He said there are 400 species, and he showed beautiful examples on a huge screen. ...
Williams Woods University offers master's degree work in West Plains (02/03/05)
William Woods University is offering West Plains area residents the opportunity to pursue a master of business administration degree with health care management concentration without quitting work. The program will begin with an orientation at 6 p.m. Feb. 22 at the West Plains Civic Center, 110 St. Louis Street...
Boldly Going Nowhere (02/03/05)
One hundred years ago, in 1905, a series of papers appeared in Annalen der Physik, a German physics journal, submitted by a young man who was a technical examiner third class in a Swiss patent office with no university affiliation and no access to a laboratory. Apparently, his application to be promoted to technical examiner had been recently rejected and the young man had lots of spare time on his hands to ponder...
Williams Woods University offers master's degree work in West Plains (02/03/05)
William Woods University is offering West Plains area residents the opportunity to pursue a master of business administration degree with health care management concentration without quitting work. The program will begin with an orientation at 6 p.m. Feb. 22 at the West Plains Civic Center, 110 St. Louis Street...
Thayer Garden Club learns about state's birds (02/03/05)
Nine members and one guest, Barbara Webb, met in the new annex at Bank of Thayer for the January meeting of the Thayer Garden Club. Paul Beck of the Missouri Department of Conservation gave a presentation on the birds of Missouri. He said there are 400 species, and he showed beautiful examples on a huge screen. ...
USDA committed to rural communities (02/03/05)
Gil Gonzalez acting Under Secretary for Rural Development, in a recent national conference, outlined Rural Development's message, "Committed to the future of rural communities." The message is a refocus on the agency's mission and President Bush initiatives of increasing economic opportunities and improving the quality of life for rural communities...
Boldly Going Nowhere (02/03/05)
One hundred years ago, in 1905, a series of papers appeared in Annalen der Physik, a German physics journal, submitted by a young man who was a technical examiner third class in a Swiss patent office with no university affiliation and no access to a laboratory. Apparently, his application to be promoted to technical examiner had been recently rejected and the young man had lots of spare time on his hands to ponder...