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Stories from Thursday, May 4, 2006

FEMA talks to local residents (05/04/06)
Three weeks after being battered by baseball sized hail, the Federal Emergency Management Agency came to Fulton County to take claims from residents. FEMA sent a Mobile Disaster Recovery Center to Salem April 26 to serve homeowners, renters and business owners affected by the severe storms that struck Fulton County April 1...
Land use plan raises questions (05/04/06)
The Comprehensive Land Use Plan for Fulton County has ignited a controversy among the residents of the county. Some residents think that the plan is an attempt by county government to increase its power over the people of the county, while those who worked on the plan say the intent is to preserve property rights...
Fight leaves man with head injuries (05/04/06)
An incident at the Moose Lodge near Salem April 30 has left a man hospitalized with head injuries. Fulton County Sheriff Walter Dillinger said Jacob Acord of Glencoe and Rachel Higginbotham of Salem hid in brush and waited for Rick Roberts of Salem to enter his vehicle. Dillinger said Acord and Higginbotham attacked Roberts as he got into his vehicle and dragged him out of it. Witnesses said Acord beat Roberts with his fists, striking him in the face, according to Dillinger...
Mayor says city within budget (05/04/06)
City of Salem expenditures are within budget according the Mayor Gary Clayton, who went over it at the April 28 meeting of the Salem City Council at City Hall. Clayton said the city collected $25,000 in sales tax for the first quarter of the year, January through March...
Tornado confirmed (05/04/06)
TORNADO: Winds up to 80 mph ripped through portions of Oregon County April 11 causing damage to many homes. A large tree fell on a carport and truck at the Bryan Roy residence located on Highway 19 south of Alton. Photo/ Sisk/Lawrence. STORM: The Mike and Beverly Crawford home on E Highway had 16 double pane windows broken out by hail April 25. ...
Boeing gives building to Melbourne (05/04/06)
New Owners: Steven Hendrickson, right, director of state and local government relations for Boeing, discusses handing over the deed and keys of the former Boeing facility to Melbourne Mayor Mike Cone and Task Force for Economic Development member Karla Rush April 28. Photo/Kim Whitten...
Driver charged (05/04/06)
A Hardy man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter after allegedly running over a man sitting in the middle of Route E in Oregon County. The victim was Nathan Rhoads, 28, of Cherokee Village. Kenneth R. Seagraves, 20, of FM 101 Road was arraigned in Oregon County Associate Circuit Court April 26. Seagraves told Judge Jo Beth Prewitt his family was making arrangements to hire an attorney and he would not need the court to appoint a public defender...
Mayor says city within budget (05/04/06)
City of Salem expenditures are within budget according the Mayor Gary Clayton, who went over it at the April 28 meeting of the Salem City Council at City Hall. Clayton said the city collected $25,000 in sales tax for the first quarter of the year, January through March...
Tornado confirmed (05/04/06)
TORNADO: Winds up to 80 mph ripped through portions of Oregon County April 11 causing damage to many homes. A large tree fell on a carport and truck at the Bryan Roy residence located on Highway 19 south of Alton. Photo/ Sisk/Lawrence. STORM: The Mike and Beverly Crawford home on E Highway had 16 double pane windows broken out by hail April 25. ...
Boeing gives building to Melbourne (05/04/06)
New Owners: Steven Hendrickson, right, director of state and local government relations for Boeing, discusses handing over the deed and keys of the former Boeing facility to Melbourne Mayor Mike Cone and Task Force for Economic Development member Karla Rush April 28. Photo/Kim Whitten...
Driver charged (05/04/06)
A Hardy man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter after allegedly running over a man sitting in the middle of Route E in Oregon County. The victim was Nathan Rhoads, 28, of Cherokee Village. Kenneth R. Seagraves, 20, of FM 101 Road was arraigned in Oregon County Associate Circuit Court April 26. Seagraves told Judge Jo Beth Prewitt his family was making arrangements to hire an attorney and he would not need the court to appoint a public defender...
Land use plan raises questions (05/04/06)
The Comprehensive Land Use Plan for Fulton County has ignited a controversy among the residents of the county. Some residents think that the plan is an attempt by county government to increase its power over the people of the county, while those who worked on the plan say the intent is to preserve property rights...
FEMA talks to local residents (05/04/06)
Three weeks after being battered by baseball sized hail, the Federal Emergency Management Agency came to Fulton County to take claims from residents. FEMA sent a Mobile Disaster Recovery Center to Salem April 26 to serve homeowners, renters and business owners affected by the severe storms that struck Fulton County April 1...
Fight leaves man with head injuries (05/04/06)
An incident at the Moose Lodge near Salem April 30 has left a man hospitalized with head injuries. Fulton County Sheriff Walter Dillinger said Jacob Acord of Glencoe and Rachel Higginbotham of Salem hid in brush and waited for Rick Roberts of Salem to enter his vehicle. Dillinger said Acord and Higginbotham attacked Roberts as he got into his vehicle and dragged him out of it. Witnesses said Acord beat Roberts with his fists, striking him in the face, according to Dillinger...
NAEC announces youth tour winners (05/04/06)
Casey Akins and DeOnna Wilson of Viola High School and Lance Powell and Heather Godair of Salem High School have won an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C., June 7-15. The trip is sponsored in part by North Arkansas Electric Cooperative and is part of the National Rural Electric Youth Tour...
Stout completes basic training (05/04/06)
Army National Guard Pvt. Ross M. Stout has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. He is the son of Paul Stout of Thayer and Kristian Speck of Doniphan and is a 2005 graduate of Doniphan High School. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises. ...
Stout completes basic training (05/04/06)
Army National Guard Pvt. Ross M. Stout has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. He is the son of Paul Stout of Thayer and Kristian Speck of Doniphan and is a 2005 graduate of Doniphan High School. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises. ...
NAEC announces youth tour winners (05/04/06)
Casey Akins and DeOnna Wilson of Viola High School and Lance Powell and Heather Godair of Salem High School have won an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C., June 7-15. The trip is sponsored in part by North Arkansas Electric Cooperative and is part of the National Rural Electric Youth Tour...
Lady Hounds stun ICC (05/04/06)
They say defense wins championships. While that is true, offense can be just as valuable in the pursuit of a title. Especially when your back is firmly against the wall. Down to their last out in the championship game of the 2AA-North District Softball Tournament, the Salem Lady Greyhounds stitched together an amazing last-minute rally against the Izard County Consolidated Lady Cougars to win the district tourney crown 3-2 in come-from-behind fashion April 26 at the Cougar Sports Complex in Brockwell.. ...
Cougars add district title to 2AA-North championship (05/04/06)
One pitch. That's all it took the Izard County Consolidated Cougars April 26 to put away Calico Rock in the semi-final round of the 2AA-North District Baseball Tournament at the Cougar Sports Complex in Brockwell. While it did take more than one pitch for the Cougars to knock off the Salem Greyhounds in the tourney finals, they still managed just fine, as ICC topped the Hounds 9-6 later that night to claim the school's first district baseball tournament title, adding that to ICC's regular-season crown.. ...
Grizzly All-Star games labeled "success" (05/04/06)
"A great success" is how Brian Ostermann, head coach of the Missouri State University-West Plains Grizzly Basketball team, described the first ever Grizzly All-Star Games held April 22 at the West Plains Civic Center arena. Hosted by the Grizzly basketball program and Dr. ...
Grizzly All-Star games labeled "success" (05/04/06)
"A great success" is how Brian Ostermann, head coach of the Missouri State University-West Plains Grizzly Basketball team, described the first ever Grizzly All-Star Games held April 22 at the West Plains Civic Center arena. Hosted by the Grizzly basketball program and Dr. ...
Lady Hounds stun ICC (05/04/06)
They say defense wins championships. While that is true, offense can be just as valuable in the pursuit of a title. Especially when your back is firmly against the wall. Down to their last out in the championship game of the 2AA-North District Softball Tournament, the Salem Lady Greyhounds stitched together an amazing last-minute rally against the Izard County Consolidated Lady Cougars to win the district tourney crown 3-2 in come-from-behind fashion April 26 at the Cougar Sports Complex in Brockwell.. ...
Cougars add district title to 2AA-North championship (05/04/06)
One pitch. That's all it took the Izard County Consolidated Cougars April 26 to put away Calico Rock in the semi-final round of the 2AA-North District Baseball Tournament at the Cougar Sports Complex in Brockwell. While it did take more than one pitch for the Cougars to knock off the Salem Greyhounds in the tourney finals, they still managed just fine, as ICC topped the Hounds 9-6 later that night to claim the school's first district baseball tournament title, adding that to ICC's regular-season crown.. ...
Dorothea Cecilia Bain (05/04/06)
Dorothea Cecilia Bain, of Salem, daughter of the late Thomas and Bridget Ann Mahon Quinn was born June 16, 1929, in Plymouth, Pa. She died April 24, 2006, at Salem at the age of 76. She was married to John Leroy Bain in Norfork Va., and to this union a son was born. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother...
Nathen Eugene Rhoads (05/04/06)
Nathen Eugene Rhoads, age 28, of Cherokee Village, died April 22, 2006, in Alton, Mo., He was a fork lift operator. He was the son of Ronnie Donaldson of Monticello and Deborah (Rhoads) Hines of Bakersfield, Calif. Survivors include his wife, Lisa Rhoads; daughters, Christi and Amanda Rhoads of Cherokee Village; sons, Aaron Rhoads of Fayetteville and Thomas Rhoads of Cherokee Village; sisters, Rosella Rhoads of Bakersfield, Calif, Jessica Donaldson of Star City, Lorraine Donaldson of Monti-cello and brothers, Tommy Rhoads of Fresno, Calif., and Rick Donaldson of Monticello.. ...
Brenda Wooldridge (05/04/06)
Brenda Jean Wooldridge, 55, of Cave City died April 27, 2006, at her home. She was born May 12, 1950, at Blytheville, Ark. She was reared by her maternal grandparents, Thomas and Maggie Herrington. She was a Head Start teacher, homemaker and a member of the Maxville Missionary Baptist Church at Cave City...
Bertram Tyrrell (05/04/06)
Bertram, Tyrrell, age 79, of Cherokee Village died April 29, 2006, at Baxter Regional Hospital in Mountain Home. He was retired from Caterpillar, and Line Metal in Illinois. He served as a reserve deputy with Dekalb County Sherriff's Department. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Tyrrell; his daughter, Phyllis Tyrrell of Portland, Maine, and a son, William "Willie" Tyrrell of Cherokee Village...
Sylvia Bell Bird (05/04/06)
Sylvia Bell Bird, 76, of Hardy, formerly of Hurricane, W. Va., died April 28 at her home. She was born Nov. 7, 1929, in Hurricane, W. Va., the daughter of the late Wyatt Dale and Minnie Mae Toland Searls. She was united in marriage to Clarence Ray Bird in West Virginia. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith...
Charles Tucker (05/04/06)
Charles M. "Bubba" Tucker, age 31, of Cave City died April 29, 2006, at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis. He was born June 28, 1974, at Houston, Texas, the son of Dennis Edward Tucker Sr. and Charlotte Ann Sullivan Tucker. He was a Blue Oval certified salesman for Ford Motor Company, served in the United States Navy, was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge at Batesville and was of the Baptist faith...
LouElla Jean Schwamb (05/04/06)
LouElla Jean Jenkins Schwamb, 80, of Paragould, died April 28, 2006, at St. Elizabeth's in Jonesboro. She was a retired school teacher and a homemaker. Survivors include two sons, Stephen and Philip Schwamb of Visalia, Calif.; a daughter and son-in-law, Jan and Butch Heath of Paragould; owners of Heath Funeral Home of Hardy; a brother, Randall "Red" Jenkins of Paragould; nine grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren...
Donald Lee Strain (05/04/06)
Donald Lee Strain, 52, of Alton, was born April 24, 1954, near Alton and died April 24, 2006, at his home. Survivors include his mother, Alene Burmingham of the home; one sister, Ester Burmingham of the home; five brothers, Roy Strain of Alton, Terry Strain, of Alton, Ronald Strain of Oregon, James Burmingham of Birch Tree, Mo., Everett Burmingham of Forrest City, Ark.; three sons, Eric Strain of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Kevin Strain of Washington, Samuel Strain of Willow Springs, Mo.; one step-son, Shiloh Gaffee of Willow Springs, Mo.; an numerous other relatives and friends. ...
LouElla Jean Schwamb (05/04/06)
LouElla Jean Jenkins Schwamb, 80, of Paragould, died April 28, 2006, at St. Elizabeth's in Jonesboro. She was a retired school teacher and a homemaker. Survivors include two sons, Stephen and Philip Schwamb of Visalia, Calif.; a daughter and son-in-law, Jan and Butch Heath of Paragould; owners of Heath Funeral Home of Hardy; a brother, Randall "Red" Jenkins of Paragould; nine grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren...
Sylvia Bell Bird (05/04/06)
Sylvia Bell Bird, 76, of Hardy, formerly of Hurricane, W. Va., died April 28 at her home. She was born Nov. 7, 1929, in Hurricane, W. Va., the daughter of the late Wyatt Dale and Minnie Mae Toland Searls. She was united in marriage to Clarence Ray Bird in West Virginia. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith...
Charles Tucker (05/04/06)
Charles M. "Bubba" Tucker, age 31, of Cave City died April 29, 2006, at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis. He was born June 28, 1974, at Houston, Texas, the son of Dennis Edward Tucker Sr. and Charlotte Ann Sullivan Tucker. He was a Blue Oval certified salesman for Ford Motor Company, served in the United States Navy, was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge at Batesville and was of the Baptist faith...
Nathen Eugene Rhoads (05/04/06)
Nathen Eugene Rhoads, age 28, of Cherokee Village, died April 22, 2006, in Alton, Mo., He was a fork lift operator. He was the son of Ronnie Donaldson of Monticello and Deborah (Rhoads) Hines of Bakersfield, Calif. Survivors include his wife, Lisa Rhoads; daughters, Christi and Amanda Rhoads of Cherokee Village; sons, Aaron Rhoads of Fayetteville and Thomas Rhoads of Cherokee Village; sisters, Rosella Rhoads of Bakersfield, Calif, Jessica Donaldson of Star City, Lorraine Donaldson of Monti-cello and brothers, Tommy Rhoads of Fresno, Calif., and Rick Donaldson of Monticello.. ...
Bertram Tyrrell (05/04/06)
Bertram, Tyrrell, age 79, of Cherokee Village died April 29, 2006, at Baxter Regional Hospital in Mountain Home. He was retired from Caterpillar, and Line Metal in Illinois. He served as a reserve deputy with Dekalb County Sherriff's Department. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Tyrrell; his daughter, Phyllis Tyrrell of Portland, Maine, and a son, William "Willie" Tyrrell of Cherokee Village...
Donald Lee Strain (05/04/06)
Donald Lee Strain, 52, of Alton, was born April 24, 1954, near Alton and died April 24, 2006, at his home. Survivors include his mother, Alene Burmingham of the home; one sister, Ester Burmingham of the home; five brothers, Roy Strain of Alton, Terry Strain, of Alton, Ronald Strain of Oregon, James Burmingham of Birch Tree, Mo., Everett Burmingham of Forrest City, Ark.; three sons, Eric Strain of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Kevin Strain of Washington, Samuel Strain of Willow Springs, Mo.; one step-son, Shiloh Gaffee of Willow Springs, Mo.; an numerous other relatives and friends. ...
Dorothea Cecilia Bain (05/04/06)
Dorothea Cecilia Bain, of Salem, daughter of the late Thomas and Bridget Ann Mahon Quinn was born June 16, 1929, in Plymouth, Pa. She died April 24, 2006, at Salem at the age of 76. She was married to John Leroy Bain in Norfork Va., and to this union a son was born. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother...
Brenda Wooldridge (05/04/06)
Brenda Jean Wooldridge, 55, of Cave City died April 27, 2006, at her home. She was born May 12, 1950, at Blytheville, Ark. She was reared by her maternal grandparents, Thomas and Maggie Herrington. She was a Head Start teacher, homemaker and a member of the Maxville Missionary Baptist Church at Cave City...
Evin Christine Montgomery (05/04/06)
Garel and Leslie Montgomery of Koshkonong are the parents of a baby girl, Evin Christine. She was born at 7:55 a.m. April 25, 2006, at Ozarks Medical Center, West Plains. She weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long. Her sibling is Jed, 3. Grandparents are Opal DePriest of Birch Tree and Charles and Jo Beth Montgomery of West Plains...
Audrey Elaine Harris (05/04/06)
Audrey Elaine Harris was born Feb. 17, 2006, at 1:33 p.m. in Jonesboro. She weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces and was 20-1/2 inches long. Audrey is the daughter of Billy and Rachel Harris of Myrtle. She was welcomed home by big brother, Will, 18 months. Grandparents are Stanley and Regina Caldwell of Thayer, Bill Harris of Mesa, Ariz., and Dewayne and Nancy Lingenfelter of Myrtle...
McClarans married 50 years (05/04/06)
Alvie (A.C.) McClaran and Holly (Fiaschetti) celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary April 9. They met in 1954 and two years later on April 9, 1956, they were married in Vancouver, Wash., at the Memorial Lutheran Church. They spent their honeymoon in Ensenada, Mexico, before returning to Long Beach, Calif., where Alvie was stationed aboard the U.S.S. ...
Jewlian Elizabeth Heidy (05/04/06)
Scott and Christy Heidy of West Plains, Mo., are the parents of a baby girl, Jewlian Elizabeth. She was born at 9:58 a.m. April 25, 2006, at Ozarks Medical Center, West Plains. She weighed 6 pounds, 12 1/2 ounces and was 19 inches long. Her sibling is Jensyn...
Audrey Elaine Harris (05/04/06)
Audrey Elaine Harris was born Feb. 17, 2006, at 1:33 p.m. in Jonesboro. She weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces and was 20-1/2 inches long. Audrey is the daughter of Billy and Rachel Harris of Myrtle. She was welcomed home by big brother, Will, 18 months. Grandparents are Stanley and Regina Caldwell of Thayer, Bill Harris of Mesa, Ariz., and Dewayne and Nancy Lingenfelter of Myrtle...
McClarans married 50 years (05/04/06)
Alvie (A.C.) McClaran and Holly (Fiaschetti) celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary April 9. They met in 1954 and two years later on April 9, 1956, they were married in Vancouver, Wash., at the Memorial Lutheran Church. They spent their honeymoon in Ensenada, Mexico, before returning to Long Beach, Calif., where Alvie was stationed aboard the U.S.S. ...
Evin Christine Montgomery (05/04/06)
Garel and Leslie Montgomery of Koshkonong are the parents of a baby girl, Evin Christine. She was born at 7:55 a.m. April 25, 2006, at Ozarks Medical Center, West Plains. She weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long. Her sibling is Jed, 3. Grandparents are Opal DePriest of Birch Tree and Charles and Jo Beth Montgomery of West Plains...
Jewlian Elizabeth Heidy (05/04/06)
Scott and Christy Heidy of West Plains, Mo., are the parents of a baby girl, Jewlian Elizabeth. She was born at 9:58 a.m. April 25, 2006, at Ozarks Medical Center, West Plains. She weighed 6 pounds, 12 1/2 ounces and was 19 inches long. Her sibling is Jensyn...
McGowan, Schwartz to be married (05/04/06)
Chancey Joelle McGowan and Andrew Michael Schwartz will be united in marriage May 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the Roseland Inn in Mammoth Spring. The bride-elect is the daughter of Kenny McGowan of Batesville, and Rose McGowan of Mammoth Spring. She will be a 2006 graduate of Mammoth Spring High School...
Shaw, Jessen plan June wedding (05/04/06)
Drs. Roger and Donna Shaw of Highland and Joe and Sharon Jesson of Imboden announce the engagement of their children, Heather Louise Shaw and Bryan Adam Jessen. The bride-elect is a 2006 graduate of Harding University with a bachelor's degree in social science. She is currently seeking employment as a high school teacher. She is the granddaughter of Ora Novak of Cherokee Village and the late Don Novak...
Shaw, Jessen plan June wedding (05/04/06)
Drs. Roger and Donna Shaw of Highland and Joe and Sharon Jesson of Imboden announce the engagement of their children, Heather Louise Shaw and Bryan Adam Jessen. The bride-elect is a 2006 graduate of Harding University with a bachelor's degree in social science. She is currently seeking employment as a high school teacher. She is the granddaughter of Ora Novak of Cherokee Village and the late Don Novak...
McGowan, Schwartz to be married (05/04/06)
Chancey Joelle McGowan and Andrew Michael Schwartz will be united in marriage May 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the Roseland Inn in Mammoth Spring. The bride-elect is the daughter of Kenny McGowan of Batesville, and Rose McGowan of Mammoth Spring. She will be a 2006 graduate of Mammoth Spring High School...
Boldly Going Nowhere (05/04/06)
Last December, I wrote a column titled "Black Gold" pointing out that global warming may or may not exist, and if it does exist it may or not be caused by human beings (greenhouse gas emissions), depending on which scientific study you believed. I remained neutral in the presentation and didn't endorse one side or the other...
Boldly Going Nowhere (05/04/06)
Last December, I wrote a column titled "Black Gold" pointing out that global warming may or may not exist, and if it does exist it may or not be caused by human beings (greenhouse gas emissions), depending on which scientific study you believed. I remained neutral in the presentation and didn't endorse one side or the other...