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Stories from Thursday, July 7, 2005

State advises residents learn lightning safety (07/07/05)
According to the National Weather Service, lightning strikes the ground more than one-half million times per year in Arkansas. This ranks the state 12 in the nation in the number of lightning strikes per square mile. On average, lightning kills more people than tornadoes do nationally...
Areawide wins 20 awards (07/07/05)
The News and its sister publication, the Villager Journal, picked up 20 awards in the annual Better Newspaper Contest of the Arkansas Press Association. The awards were presented in the association's annual convention in North Little Rock June 17. Reporter George Jared won first place in the News Story category...
Melbourne school asks community for financial aid (07/07/05)
The Melbourne School District intends to build a new high school facility and is asking district residents to pick up a portion of the tab. At a meeting June 27, Melbourne Superintendent Gerald Cooper said the current high school and gym are outdated and will not accommodate all high school students in the district once the annexation with the Mount Pleasant School District is complete...
Independence Day free of Memorial Day's troubles (07/07/05)
The number of arrests declined sharply over the Fourth of July weekend compared to the Memorial Day weekend a month ago, according to the Fulton County Sheriff's Department. "It was a pretty good weekend," said Fulton County Sheriff Walter Dillinger July 5 from the Fulton County jail. "Overall we didn't have that much trouble."...
St. Bernard's keeps eye on Cherokee (07/07/05)
Opening a hospital in Cherokee Village is still the goal of a Jonesboro-based healthcare provider. George Fray, vice president of new businesses for St. Bernard's Healthcare, said if an attempt by International Health System to open a hospital in Cherokee Village fails his company is ready to step in...
Show Me State: Show Me Proof (07/07/05)
The "Show Me Proof" program was implemented by the Missouri Department of Revenue to cut down on identity theft and fraud and also to help ensure that applicants are legally entitled to be in this country. Under the new program a citizen applying for a driver's license, or a renewal, must show three types of proof: proof of lawful presence, proof of identity and proof of residency...
VBS to be held at Methodist Church (07/07/05)
The "Circle G. Ranch" Vacation Bible School will be held at the Camp Methodist Church on July 11, 12, and 13 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. each day. There will be Bible lessons, stories, games, songs, and treats. All children are welcome.
New ranger in district (07/07/05)
OREGON COUNTY -- A new district ranger has been hired to oversee the operation of the Mark Twain National Forest. Mark Twain Forest Supervisor Ronnie Raum announced last week that Tim Bond will be the new ranger for the Eleven Point District of the national forest. He will replace Jerry Bird who recently took a position in Michigan...
Ozark Action raising funds (07/07/05)
OREGON COUNTY -- Ozark Action (OA) is now raising funds to purchase necessary school supplies for low-income children in Oregon County for the upcoming school year. OA spokesperson Paula Miller said the Oregon County Back to School Fair is a community event that promotes the health and well being of Oregon County residents. "...
Salem Man Charged (07/07/05)
A Salem man was charged June 24 with battery in the first degree, a class B felony, after he allegedly beat another man with an aluminum bat. According to the arrest affidavit, Brian K. Rouse, 31, entered a home near Ash Flat and threatened Scotty Shempert with a knife and later beat him with an aluminum bat...
Couch man arrested on drug charges (07/07/05)
OREGON COUNTY -- A Couch man was jailed and charged with illegally growing marijuana after Sheriff Tim Ward and Chief Deputy Eric King paid the man a visit at his home in Couch. Steve Carsen, 42, is charged with distributing, delivering and manufacturing a controlled substance, marijuana, a class B felony...
Stolen goods recovered by police (07/07/05)
RECOVERED: Officers with the Oregon County Sheriff's Office were instrumental in recovering safes and ATMs from a six-county area, including Oregon County. The thefts began in April and continued through June. OREGON COUNTY -- A twomonth string of burglaries and thefts across southern Missouri has been solved and officers with the Oregon County Sheriff's Department were instrumental in solving the crimes...
Corn for sale ... (07/07/05)
SUMMER EATIN': Luke Sample (middle) sells an ear of corn at Fulton County Courthouse July 5 as his mother, Valerie Lybolt, looks on. Sample's father, Joe Sample, unloads more ears in the back of his truck. Photo/Jared
Smith hearing continued (07/07/05)
Case Continued: Stephen Smith (left) is escorted by Fulton County deputy Paul Martin towards the back door of the Fulton County Courthouse July 5. Smith has been charged with first degree murder in the death of his friend Joshua Mullins. Photo/Jared...
VBS to be held at Methodist Church (07/07/05)
The "Circle G. Ranch" Vacation Bible School will be held at the Camp Methodist Church on July 11, 12, and 13 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. each day. There will be Bible lessons, stories, games, songs, and treats. All children are welcome.
State advises residents learn lightning safety (07/07/05)
According to the National Weather Service, lightning strikes the ground more than one-half million times per year in Arkansas. This ranks the state 12 in the nation in the number of lightning strikes per square mile. On average, lightning kills more people than tornadoes do nationally...
Areawide wins 20 awards (07/07/05)
The News and its sister publication, the Villager Journal, picked up 20 awards in the annual Better Newspaper Contest of the Arkansas Press Association. The awards were presented in the association's annual convention in North Little Rock June 17. Reporter George Jared won first place in the News Story category...
Melbourne school asks community for financial aid (07/07/05)
The Melbourne School District intends to build a new high school facility and is asking district residents to pick up a portion of the tab. At a meeting June 27, Melbourne Superintendent Gerald Cooper said the current high school and gym are outdated and will not accommodate all high school students in the district once the annexation with the Mount Pleasant School District is complete...
Independence Day free of Memorial Day's troubles (07/07/05)
The number of arrests declined sharply over the Fourth of July weekend compared to the Memorial Day weekend a month ago, according to the Fulton County Sheriff's Department. "It was a pretty good weekend," said Fulton County Sheriff Walter Dillinger July 5 from the Fulton County jail. "Overall we didn't have that much trouble."...
St. Bernard's keeps eye on Cherokee (07/07/05)
Opening a hospital in Cherokee Village is still the goal of a Jonesboro-based healthcare provider. George Fray, vice president of new businesses for St. Bernard's Healthcare, said if an attempt by International Health System to open a hospital in Cherokee Village fails his company is ready to step in...
Show Me State: Show Me Proof (07/07/05)
The "Show Me Proof" program was implemented by the Missouri Department of Revenue to cut down on identity theft and fraud and also to help ensure that applicants are legally entitled to be in this country. Under the new program a citizen applying for a driver's license, or a renewal, must show three types of proof: proof of lawful presence, proof of identity and proof of residency...
Ozark Action raising funds (07/07/05)
OREGON COUNTY -- Ozark Action (OA) is now raising funds to purchase necessary school supplies for low-income children in Oregon County for the upcoming school year. OA spokesperson Paula Miller said the Oregon County Back to School Fair is a community event that promotes the health and well being of Oregon County residents. "...
Couch man arrested on drug charges (07/07/05)
OREGON COUNTY -- A Couch man was jailed and charged with illegally growing marijuana after Sheriff Tim Ward and Chief Deputy Eric King paid the man a visit at his home in Couch. Steve Carsen, 42, is charged with distributing, delivering and manufacturing a controlled substance, marijuana, a class B felony...
New ranger in district (07/07/05)
OREGON COUNTY -- A new district ranger has been hired to oversee the operation of the Mark Twain National Forest. Mark Twain Forest Supervisor Ronnie Raum announced last week that Tim Bond will be the new ranger for the Eleven Point District of the national forest. He will replace Jerry Bird who recently took a position in Michigan...
Salem Man Charged (07/07/05)
A Salem man was charged June 24 with battery in the first degree, a class B felony, after he allegedly beat another man with an aluminum bat. According to the arrest affidavit, Brian K. Rouse, 31, entered a home near Ash Flat and threatened Scotty Shempert with a knife and later beat him with an aluminum bat...
Smith hearing continued (07/07/05)
Case Continued: Stephen Smith (left) is escorted by Fulton County deputy Paul Martin towards the back door of the Fulton County Courthouse July 5. Smith has been charged with first degree murder in the death of his friend Joshua Mullins. Photo/Jared...
Stolen goods recovered by police (07/07/05)
RECOVERED: Officers with the Oregon County Sheriff's Office were instrumental in recovering safes and ATMs from a six-county area, including Oregon County. The thefts began in April and continued through June. OREGON COUNTY -- A twomonth string of burglaries and thefts across southern Missouri has been solved and officers with the Oregon County Sheriff's Department were instrumental in solving the crimes...
Corn for sale ... (07/07/05)
SUMMER EATIN': Luke Sample (middle) sells an ear of corn at Fulton County Courthouse July 5 as his mother, Valerie Lybolt, looks on. Sample's father, Joe Sample, unloads more ears in the back of his truck. Photo/Jared
Thayer student receives scholarship (07/07/05)
Katie Leader of Thayer has been awarded the Leadership Scholarship from Southwest Missouri State University-West Plains. Leader, a 2005 graduate of Thayer High School, is a freshman fashion design major at SMSU-WP. She is the daughter of Rick and Sandie Leader of Thayer...
Spay and neuter clinic scheduled in Highland (07/07/05)
A low cost spay neuter clinic will be held at Highland Volunteer Fire Department Sept. 13, 14 and 15. Call Cheryl Marshall at 870-257-4933 for an appointment and to get the address to send a $10 non-refundable deposit. "If one shows up for their appointment, the deposit goes toward the cost of the surgery. ...
Mammoth natives awarded degrees (07/07/05)
FULTON, MO -- Two Mammoth Spring, residents graduated in May from William Woods University. Rose McGowan and Diana Sue Walsh both received master of education degrees. McGowan is the daughter of Dennis and Diane Walsh of Mammoth Spring. Walsh is the daughter of Wanda Davis, the wife of Dennis Walsh and the mother of Rose McGowan, Dennis Walsh Jr. and Cara Wade...
Thayer student receives scholarship (07/07/05)
Katie Leader of Thayer has been awarded the Leadership Scholarship from Southwest Missouri State University-West Plains. Leader, a 2005 graduate of Thayer High School, is a freshman fashion design major at SMSU-WP. She is the daughter of Rick and Sandie Leader of Thayer...
Mammoth natives awarded degrees (07/07/05)
FULTON, MO -- Two Mammoth Spring, residents graduated in May from William Woods University. Rose McGowan and Diana Sue Walsh both received master of education degrees. McGowan is the daughter of Dennis and Diane Walsh of Mammoth Spring. Walsh is the daughter of Wanda Davis, the wife of Dennis Walsh and the mother of Rose McGowan, Dennis Walsh Jr. and Cara Wade...
Spay and neuter clinic scheduled in Highland (07/07/05)
A low cost spay neuter clinic will be held at Highland Volunteer Fire Department Sept. 13, 14 and 15. Call Cheryl Marshall at 870-257-4933 for an appointment and to get the address to send a $10 non-refundable deposit. "If one shows up for their appointment, the deposit goes toward the cost of the surgery. ...
Beleaguered salamanders now plagued by deformities (07/07/05)
Pity the hellbender. For years, its numbers have been dwindling in the face of indiscriminate killing, illegal collecting and changes in the streams it inhabits. Even its love life has been affected. Now it faces a new tribulation, physical deformities. What's an amphibian to do? This one is getting help from the conservation agencies...
Refuges accepting applications for modern gun deer hunts (07/07/05)
The modern gun deer hunts at Cache River, Bald Knob and Wapanocca National Wildlife Refuges will again be quota hunts. The Cache River Refuge hunt will occur Nov. 12-16 and the Bald Knob and Wapanocca Refuge hunts will be held Nov. 12-13. To apply for either hunt, hunters should complete the following:...
Headed to the Hill (07/07/05)
With six national championships and 27 appearances in 24 years of the Final Four to its credit, there's little debate that the Southeastern Conference is the pinnacle of NCAA Women's College Basketball. And there also is little doubt that Arkansas Razorback Head Coach Houston Nutt occupies a lofty perch when it concerns the powers of motivational speaking...
New title won't keep frogs out of frying pan in Missouri (07/07/05)
By act of the Missouri State Legislature, the bullfrog has a new title -- State Amphibian. However, its newly elevated status won't prevent thousands of Missourians from plying rivers, lakes and ponds each summer in search of the main ingredient for a plate of frog legs...
Beleaguered salamanders now plagued by deformities (07/07/05)
Pity the hellbender. For years, its numbers have been dwindling in the face of indiscriminate killing, illegal collecting and changes in the streams it inhabits. Even its love life has been affected. Now it faces a new tribulation, physical deformities. What's an amphibian to do? This one is getting help from the conservation agencies...
Headed to the Hill (07/07/05)
With six national championships and 27 appearances in 24 years of the Final Four to its credit, there's little debate that the Southeastern Conference is the pinnacle of NCAA Women's College Basketball. And there also is little doubt that Arkansas Razorback Head Coach Houston Nutt occupies a lofty perch when it concerns the powers of motivational speaking...
New title won't keep frogs out of frying pan in Missouri (07/07/05)
By act of the Missouri State Legislature, the bullfrog has a new title -- State Amphibian. However, its newly elevated status won't prevent thousands of Missourians from plying rivers, lakes and ponds each summer in search of the main ingredient for a plate of frog legs...
Refuges accepting applications for modern gun deer hunts (07/07/05)
The modern gun deer hunts at Cache River, Bald Knob and Wapanocca National Wildlife Refuges will again be quota hunts. The Cache River Refuge hunt will occur Nov. 12-16 and the Bald Knob and Wapanocca Refuge hunts will be held Nov. 12-13. To apply for either hunt, hunters should complete the following:...
Darrel Lee Jennings (07/07/05)
Darrel Lee Jennings, 71, of Myrtle, Mo., was born April 9, 1934, in Eldorado, Ill., the son of the late Raymond Jennings and Bessie Reed Jennings. He died June 27, 2005, at Myrtle. He was united in marriage May 26, 1950, in Rockford, Ill., to Doris Peterson. He was a machinist and was employed by Air Research in Phoenix, Ariz. for many years...
Neva Mae Hefner (07/07/05)
Funeral services for Neva Mae Hefner, 80, of Independence, Mo., formerly of Thayer, were held June 29 at Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer with Erman Croney officiating. Burial followed in the Thayer Cemetery with arrangements under the direction of Carter Funeral Home of Thayer...
Neva Mae Hefner (07/07/05)
Funeral services for Neva Mae Hefner, 80, of Independence, Mo., formerly of Thayer, were held June 29 at Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer with Erman Croney officiating. Burial followed in the Thayer Cemetery with arrangements under the direction of Carter Funeral Home of Thayer...
Darrel Lee Jennings (07/07/05)
Darrel Lee Jennings, 71, of Myrtle, Mo., was born April 9, 1934, in Eldorado, Ill., the son of the late Raymond Jennings and Bessie Reed Jennings. He died June 27, 2005, at Myrtle. He was united in marriage May 26, 1950, in Rockford, Ill., to Doris Peterson. He was a machinist and was employed by Air Research in Phoenix, Ariz. for many years...
Hattie Mae LaFevers. (07/07/05)
Riley Ann announces the birth of her sister, Hattie Mae LaFevers. Hattie is the daughter of Sara Wilden and Charlie LaFevers II, the granddaughter of Carla Wilden and C.K. and Della LaFevers of Salem; the great-granddaughter of Rodney and Hazel Barker of Salem and the great-great-granddaughter of Nola Barker of Salem...
Conner Marie McBride (07/07/05)
Mr. and Mrs. Matthew McBride of Kalamazoo, Mich, announce the arrival of their daughter. Conner Marie McBride was born June 10, 2005, at Bronson Methodist Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces and was 21 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Dr. and Mrs. Michael Moody of Salem. Paternal grandparents are the late Wilma McBride of Conway and Mr. and Mrs. Paul McBride of Harrison...
Anthony Cale Mills (07/07/05)
Andy and April Mills of Thayer have announced the birth of their son, Anthony Cale, on April 15, 2005, at Cox-South Hospital in Springfield. He weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces and was 21 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Tim and Tammy Ward of Thayer...
Conner Marie McBride (07/07/05)
Mr. and Mrs. Matthew McBride of Kalamazoo, Mich, announce the arrival of their daughter. Conner Marie McBride was born June 10, 2005, at Bronson Methodist Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces and was 21 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Dr. and Mrs. Michael Moody of Salem. Paternal grandparents are the late Wilma McBride of Conway and Mr. and Mrs. Paul McBride of Harrison...
Hattie Mae LaFevers. (07/07/05)
Riley Ann announces the birth of her sister, Hattie Mae LaFevers. Hattie is the daughter of Sara Wilden and Charlie LaFevers II, the granddaughter of Carla Wilden and C.K. and Della LaFevers of Salem; the great-granddaughter of Rodney and Hazel Barker of Salem and the great-great-granddaughter of Nola Barker of Salem...
Anthony Cale Mills (07/07/05)
Andy and April Mills of Thayer have announced the birth of their son, Anthony Cale, on April 15, 2005, at Cox-South Hospital in Springfield. He weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces and was 21 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Tim and Tammy Ward of Thayer...
Cochrans celebrate golden anniversary (07/07/05)
Bobby Rex (Cotton) Cochran and Cora Mae Clayton were married in Salem on July 2, 1955. They lived most of their married life there and raised their four children -- Clay, Beth, Carol and Betty. They repeated their vows in a mock wedding at Utopia, Texas, at a family reunion recently...
Savages celebrate 50 years of marriage (07/07/05)
Harvey and Loretta Savage of Mammoth Spring, Ark., will be honored in celebration of 50 years of marriage by their children and grandchildren. On July 9 at 1 p.m. a reception will be held at the Christian Tabernacle Hall located on Highway 175 in Hardy, Ark...
Cochrans celebrate golden anniversary (07/07/05)
Bobby Rex (Cotton) Cochran and Cora Mae Clayton were married in Salem on July 2, 1955. They lived most of their married life there and raised their four children -- Clay, Beth, Carol and Betty. They repeated their vows in a mock wedding at Utopia, Texas, at a family reunion recently...
Savages celebrate 50 years of marriage (07/07/05)
Harvey and Loretta Savage of Mammoth Spring, Ark., will be honored in celebration of 50 years of marriage by their children and grandchildren. On July 9 at 1 p.m. a reception will be held at the Christian Tabernacle Hall located on Highway 175 in Hardy, Ark...
Anston, Digler to exchange wedding vows (07/07/05)
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Anston of Poughkeepsie announce the engagement of their daughter, Stephanie Anston, to S. Martin Digler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joel Schwiesow of Rapid City, S.D. Stephanie received a degree in family consumer science from College of the Ozarks in Branson, Mo. She is currently teaching family consumer science at the high school level in Wray, Colo...
Anston, Digler to exchange wedding vows (07/07/05)
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Anston of Poughkeepsie announce the engagement of their daughter, Stephanie Anston, to S. Martin Digler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joel Schwiesow of Rapid City, S.D. Stephanie received a degree in family consumer science from College of the Ozarks in Branson, Mo. She is currently teaching family consumer science at the high school level in Wray, Colo...
Boldly Going Nowhere (07/07/05)
On June 23, 2005, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled, in a 5-to-4 decision, that the government has the right to condemn private property and transfer title over to other private individuals or private corporations simply to stimulate economic development and/or create a larger tax base...
Boldly Going Nowhere (07/07/05)
On June 23, 2005, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled, in a 5-to-4 decision, that the government has the right to condemn private property and transfer title over to other private individuals or private corporations simply to stimulate economic development and/or create a larger tax base...