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Stories from Friday, November 24, 2006

New U.S. citizen ... (11/24/06)
A THANKSGIVING TO REMEMBER: Helga Helfrich received her citizenship Nov. 15 in Little Rock before U.S. District Judge Henry L. Jones Jr. Her friends, Ingrid Monk of Ash Flat, and Charles and Erna La Sala Brue of Marshfield, Mo. accompanied her to Little Rock. Helfrich said she is happy to now be able to vote...
Donation: (11/24/06)
Donation: Ash Flat Wal-Mart Supercenter assistant store manager Josh Harris presents a $400 check to Izard County Chief Deputy Ernie Blackley, Izard County Judge Rayburn Finley and Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence to be used for purchasing portable breath test devices that will aid in combating drunk driving...
Thayer aldermen refuse to resign (11/24/06)
THAYER -- Three Thayer councilmen say mayor Allen Deckard asked them to resign during closed session following the city council meeting last Nov. 14. They all refused. Deckard refused to comment concerning the allegations. He said he was advised by an attorney not to comment...
Familiar face (11/24/06)
After retaining his position in the Nov. 7 general election, Fulton County Sheriff Walter Dillinger has made changes to his department. Former Deputy Kevin Burns was asked for his resignation and jailer John Davis was terminated the Wednesday after elections. Now, Deputy James Cantrell, who was planning to attend police academy in January, has asked to be cut back to part-time...
Wooeee ... (11/24/06)
LEGS: Mammoth Spring FFA Advisor Denny Young was one of the male teachers and administrators who rolled up his pants leg to help needy children and families in the area. See story on page 10. Photo Sisk/Lawrence
Garrison to exchange pencil for fishing pole (11/24/06)
THAYER -- After 24 years working as a teacher, coach and administrator, Thayer Superintendent of Schools Bill Garrison is retiring. Garrison graduated from Couch High School in 1959. "My first teaching position was at Koshkonong where I coached and taught history. From there I joined the military for three years. I taught history at Ava High School until 1976," he said...
Correction (11/24/06)
There was a misprint of the vote totals in each precinct for the District 6 JP race in last week's issue of The News. Marjorie Rogers received 0 votes in Mammoth Spring, 23 votes in the Myatt Township, 17 votes in the Pleasant Ridge Township, 154 votes in Cherokee Village, 41 early votes and 7 absentee votes. ...
Toy drive under way (11/24/06)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- The 2006 Toys for Tots drive in now under way. The drive is sponsored annually by VFW Post 7831 and Ladies Auxiliary of Mammoth Spring, Boxes will be placed throughout the stateline area for anyone wanting to donate a toy to the drive...
New jobs for Salem (11/24/06)
New Business: The former Tri-county Shirt Factory, located along State Highway 9 in Salem will soon be a new home to manufacturing operations for Sentex Worldwide. Photo/Ninemire The former Tri-County Shirt Factory building, empty since 2001, is expected to be occupied again as soon as lease agreements are finalized...
Court authorizes overtime pay (11/24/06)
The Fulton County Quorum Court voted to pay former deputy Scott Holloway $5,800 after meeting in executive session at the Nov. 13 regular meeting. The court went into executive session to discuss personnel matters within the Fulton County Sheriff's Department, according to Fulton County Judge Charles Willett...
Store robbed at gunpoint (11/24/06)
THAYER -- Area law enforcement officials are investigating an armed robbery at the Flash Market in Thayer Nov. 20. The robbery took place at 3:37 a.m. when a gunman entered the store armed with a .22-caliber rifle and took $700 in cash. The robber is described as 5-feet 4-inches to 5-feet 6-inches tall and weighing approximately 140 pounds. The robber is described as wearing dark clothing and a full face motorcycle helmet. Police said the robbery was carrying a camouflage bag...
Mardi Gras a possibility (11/24/06)
Mardi Gras in Salem? The Salem Chamber of Commerce discussed the possibility Nov. 15. Bruce Springston attended the meeting on behalf of the Fulton County chapter of the Loyal Order of Moose to address the chamber about the possibility of a Mardi Gras parade in Salem...
Turkey legs raise money for needy (11/24/06)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- The Mammoth Spring Future Farmers of America (FFA) and National Honor Society (NHS) have joined forces at Mammoth Spring High School to raise funds for the needy this holiday season. "Turkey Legs for Turkeys" is our project," said NHS advisor Jo Kay Smith...
Suspect caught in Missouri (11/24/06)
The man suspected of robbing First Community Bank in Hardy before robbing two Missouri banks and another in Kansas has been captured in Joplin, Mo. Joplin police arrested John Earl Hall II, 43, Nov. 8 while conducting a traffic stop. Lt. Geoff Jones said police stopped Hall, who was riding a Harley Davidson, about 6:15 p.m. ...
School board discusses improvements (11/24/06)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- Mammoth Spring School Superintendent Ron Taylor gave the final reports on the improvement projects at Mammoth Spring High School at the Nov. 13 school board meeting. Taylor said the new roof on the agriculture building has been completed as well as the pitch roof on the community building. The roof work was done by Traco Construction of Harville, Mo...
McFarlin earns certification (11/24/06)
OCCUPANCY SPECIALIST: Pamela McFarlan, NCO executive administrative assistant, (center) is congratulated by, from left: Betty Wasser, NASH secretary; Mark Johnson, NASH vice president; Jennie Lee Stobaugh, NCO executive director; and Steve Taylor, NASH board member...
New U.S. citizen ... (11/24/06)
A THANKSGIVING TO REMEMBER: Helga Helfrich received her citizenship Nov. 15 in Little Rock before U.S. District Judge Henry L. Jones Jr. Her friends, Ingrid Monk of Ash Flat, and Charles and Erna La Sala Brue of Marshfield, Mo. accompanied her to Little Rock. Helfrich said she is happy to now be able to vote...
Familiar face (11/24/06)
After retaining his position in the Nov. 7 general election, Fulton County Sheriff Walter Dillinger has made changes to his department. Former Deputy Kevin Burns was asked for his resignation and jailer John Davis was terminated the Wednesday after elections. Now, Deputy James Cantrell, who was planning to attend police academy in January, has asked to be cut back to part-time...
Thayer aldermen refuse to resign (11/24/06)
THAYER -- Three Thayer councilmen say mayor Allen Deckard asked them to resign during closed session following the city council meeting last Nov. 14. They all refused. Deckard refused to comment concerning the allegations. He said he was advised by an attorney not to comment...
Donation: (11/24/06)
Donation: Ash Flat Wal-Mart Supercenter assistant store manager Josh Harris presents a $400 check to Izard County Chief Deputy Ernie Blackley, Izard County Judge Rayburn Finley and Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence to be used for purchasing portable breath test devices that will aid in combating drunk driving...
Wooeee ... (11/24/06)
LEGS: Mammoth Spring FFA Advisor Denny Young was one of the male teachers and administrators who rolled up his pants leg to help needy children and families in the area. See story on page 10. Photo Sisk/Lawrence
New jobs for Salem (11/24/06)
New Business: The former Tri-county Shirt Factory, located along State Highway 9 in Salem will soon be a new home to manufacturing operations for Sentex Worldwide. Photo/Ninemire The former Tri-County Shirt Factory building, empty since 2001, is expected to be occupied again as soon as lease agreements are finalized...
Correction (11/24/06)
There was a misprint of the vote totals in each precinct for the District 6 JP race in last week's issue of The News. Marjorie Rogers received 0 votes in Mammoth Spring, 23 votes in the Myatt Township, 17 votes in the Pleasant Ridge Township, 154 votes in Cherokee Village, 41 early votes and 7 absentee votes. ...
Store robbed at gunpoint (11/24/06)
THAYER -- Area law enforcement officials are investigating an armed robbery at the Flash Market in Thayer Nov. 20. The robbery took place at 3:37 a.m. when a gunman entered the store armed with a .22-caliber rifle and took $700 in cash. The robber is described as 5-feet 4-inches to 5-feet 6-inches tall and weighing approximately 140 pounds. The robber is described as wearing dark clothing and a full face motorcycle helmet. Police said the robbery was carrying a camouflage bag...
Court authorizes overtime pay (11/24/06)
The Fulton County Quorum Court voted to pay former deputy Scott Holloway $5,800 after meeting in executive session at the Nov. 13 regular meeting. The court went into executive session to discuss personnel matters within the Fulton County Sheriff's Department, according to Fulton County Judge Charles Willett...
Toy drive under way (11/24/06)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- The 2006 Toys for Tots drive in now under way. The drive is sponsored annually by VFW Post 7831 and Ladies Auxiliary of Mammoth Spring, Boxes will be placed throughout the stateline area for anyone wanting to donate a toy to the drive...
Garrison to exchange pencil for fishing pole (11/24/06)
THAYER -- After 24 years working as a teacher, coach and administrator, Thayer Superintendent of Schools Bill Garrison is retiring. Garrison graduated from Couch High School in 1959. "My first teaching position was at Koshkonong where I coached and taught history. From there I joined the military for three years. I taught history at Ava High School until 1976," he said...
Mardi Gras a possibility (11/24/06)
Mardi Gras in Salem? The Salem Chamber of Commerce discussed the possibility Nov. 15. Bruce Springston attended the meeting on behalf of the Fulton County chapter of the Loyal Order of Moose to address the chamber about the possibility of a Mardi Gras parade in Salem...
Turkey legs raise money for needy (11/24/06)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- The Mammoth Spring Future Farmers of America (FFA) and National Honor Society (NHS) have joined forces at Mammoth Spring High School to raise funds for the needy this holiday season. "Turkey Legs for Turkeys" is our project," said NHS advisor Jo Kay Smith...
School board discusses improvements (11/24/06)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- Mammoth Spring School Superintendent Ron Taylor gave the final reports on the improvement projects at Mammoth Spring High School at the Nov. 13 school board meeting. Taylor said the new roof on the agriculture building has been completed as well as the pitch roof on the community building. The roof work was done by Traco Construction of Harville, Mo...
Suspect caught in Missouri (11/24/06)
The man suspected of robbing First Community Bank in Hardy before robbing two Missouri banks and another in Kansas has been captured in Joplin, Mo. Joplin police arrested John Earl Hall II, 43, Nov. 8 while conducting a traffic stop. Lt. Geoff Jones said police stopped Hall, who was riding a Harley Davidson, about 6:15 p.m. ...
McFarlin earns certification (11/24/06)
OCCUPANCY SPECIALIST: Pamela McFarlan, NCO executive administrative assistant, (center) is congratulated by, from left: Betty Wasser, NASH secretary; Mark Johnson, NASH vice president; Jennie Lee Stobaugh, NCO executive director; and Steve Taylor, NASH board member...
RTO to present popular drama (11/24/06)
Repertory Theatre of the Ozarks (RTO) will present Edward Albee's drama "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" Dec. 1, 2 and 3 at WhistleStop Theater, Highway 63 South in Mammoth Spring on the Arkansas-Missouri state line. Curtain is 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday...
Platters to perform at Melbourne (11/24/06)
The world famous Platters will again perform in the John E. Miller Auditorium at Ozarka College on Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the Ozarka College Foundation to fund scholarship opportunities. Chair of the Ozarka Foundation special events committee, Son Lamb, is once again organizing this event. ...
Seager, Gwaltney to wed (11/24/06)
Tim Seager and Patsy Gwaltney invite everyone to their wedding. The couple requests no gifts. The wedding will be held Dec. 2 at 1 p.m. at Lighthouse Baptist Church, eight miles east of Hardy on Highway 63.
Gracie Elizabeth Barnard (11/24/06)
Tom and LeAnn Barnard of West Plains are proud parents of a 7-pound, 13-ounce baby girl, Gracie Elizabeth, born at 5:15 p.m. Nov. 2, 2006, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. Grandparents are Dan and Jeanette Fraley of Alton, Jeff and Elizabeth Barnard and Linda Estes of West Plains...
Martin, Winter awarded scholarships (11/24/06)
Holly Martin of Salem and Derek Winter of Viola are two of 118 students who have received college scholarships from funds generated by the sale of conservation license plates produced by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. Martin is studying environmental science at Arkansas State University...
Ozarka to present Jack Frost (11/24/06)
The Ozarka College Drama Club will present the Arkansas Arts Center Tell-A-Tale Troupe's production of "Jack Frost" Dec. 7 in the John E. Miller Auditorium on the Melbourne campus of Ozarka College. The production is at 10 a.m. Tickets for the show are $2, with free admission to teachers and bus drivers. Area schools are invited and encouraged to attend this play. The performance will last approximately an hour...
Seager, Gwaltney to wed (11/24/06)
Tim Seager and Patsy Gwaltney invite everyone to their wedding. The couple requests no gifts. The wedding will be held Dec. 2 at 1 p.m. at Lighthouse Baptist Church, eight miles east of Hardy on Highway 63.
Platters to perform at Melbourne (11/24/06)
The world famous Platters will again perform in the John E. Miller Auditorium at Ozarka College on Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the Ozarka College Foundation to fund scholarship opportunities. Chair of the Ozarka Foundation special events committee, Son Lamb, is once again organizing this event. ...
RTO to present popular drama (11/24/06)
Repertory Theatre of the Ozarks (RTO) will present Edward Albee's drama "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" Dec. 1, 2 and 3 at WhistleStop Theater, Highway 63 South in Mammoth Spring on the Arkansas-Missouri state line. Curtain is 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday...
Martin, Winter awarded scholarships (11/24/06)
Holly Martin of Salem and Derek Winter of Viola are two of 118 students who have received college scholarships from funds generated by the sale of conservation license plates produced by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. Martin is studying environmental science at Arkansas State University...
Gracie Elizabeth Barnard (11/24/06)
Tom and LeAnn Barnard of West Plains are proud parents of a 7-pound, 13-ounce baby girl, Gracie Elizabeth, born at 5:15 p.m. Nov. 2, 2006, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. Grandparents are Dan and Jeanette Fraley of Alton, Jeff and Elizabeth Barnard and Linda Estes of West Plains...
Ozarka to present Jack Frost (11/24/06)
The Ozarka College Drama Club will present the Arkansas Arts Center Tell-A-Tale Troupe's production of "Jack Frost" Dec. 7 in the John E. Miller Auditorium on the Melbourne campus of Ozarka College. The production is at 10 a.m. Tickets for the show are $2, with free admission to teachers and bus drivers. Area schools are invited and encouraged to attend this play. The performance will last approximately an hour...
Lady Bear defense tames Lady Tigers (11/24/06)
It was just one of those nights. A night when the home team could do no wrong, while the visiting team found obstacle after obstacle in its way. The obstacle standing in the way of the visiting Evening Shade Lady Tigers on this night was suffocating defensive pressure by the homestanding Mammoth Spring Lady Bears...
Longhorns tripped up by Rebels in overtime (11/24/06)
It took an extra frame, but the Highland Rebels managed to slip past the homestanding Viola Longhorns 63-61 in overtime Nov. 17 at the Longhorn Corral in Viola. Earlier in the evening, the Lady Rebs knocked off the Lady Longhorns 49-41 to make it a sweep for the visitors from Highland...
Greyhounds drop two in The Cave (11/24/06)
It took a late push, but the Cave City Cavemen managed to defend their turf and post a 60-52 3A-1 East Conference win over the Salem Greyhounds Nov. 17. Earlier in the evening, the homestanding Cavewomen helped to make it a sweep of Salem with a 68-47 victory...
Lady Bear defense tames Lady Tigers (11/24/06)
It was just one of those nights. A night when the home team could do no wrong, while the visiting team found obstacle after obstacle in its way. The obstacle standing in the way of the visiting Evening Shade Lady Tigers on this night was suffocating defensive pressure by the homestanding Mammoth Spring Lady Bears...
Longhorns tripped up by Rebels in overtime (11/24/06)
It took an extra frame, but the Highland Rebels managed to slip past the homestanding Viola Longhorns 63-61 in overtime Nov. 17 at the Longhorn Corral in Viola. Earlier in the evening, the Lady Rebs knocked off the Lady Longhorns 49-41 to make it a sweep for the visitors from Highland...
Greyhounds drop two in The Cave (11/24/06)
It took a late push, but the Cave City Cavemen managed to defend their turf and post a 60-52 3A-1 East Conference win over the Salem Greyhounds Nov. 17. Earlier in the evening, the homestanding Cavewomen helped to make it a sweep of Salem with a 68-47 victory...
William W. Haven (11/24/06)
William W. Haven, 81, of Cave City died Nov. 17, 2006, at White County Medical Center in Searcy. He was born Jan. 3, 1925, at Memphis, Tenn., the son of Harry L. and Gabrielle (Westbrook) Haven. He was a retired civil engineer, a U.S. Navy veteran and member of the Cave City Church of Christ...
Harris Verloyn Dark (11/24/06)
Harris Verloyn Dark, 85, of Hardy, died Nov. 20, 2006, in Jonesboro. He was a teacher for 35 years in Hardy and Highland. He served in World War II. He was a deacon at Spring River Baptist Church in Hardy, a former member of Lions Club and an avid fisherman...
William Joseph Woods (11/24/06)
William Joseph Woods, age 58, of Thayer, was born Nov. 29, 1947, in Couch and died Nov. 17, 2006, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. Survivors include his mother, Virginia Woods of Thayer; three sons, Kurt Woods, William Dion Woods and Joseph Newton Woods; nine grandchildren; one sister, Margaret Smith; his caregiver and companion, Jan Martin; and numerous other relatives and friends...
Dortha Steelsmith (11/24/06)
Dortha Mae (Doti) (Padgett) Steelsmith, 80, of Lebanon Ind., formerly of Horseshoe Bend, died Nov. 15, 2006, at St. Vincent's Hospice Center in Indianapolis, Ind. She was born Jan., 1, 1926, in Boone County, Ind., the daughter of the late Ralph Padgett and Thelma McRoberts Padgett...
Margjorie Imogene Hall (11/24/06)
Margjorie Imogene Hall was born on Aug. 24, 1926, in Portageville, Mo., the daughter of John B. Sherrod and Ida Nancy Wyatt Sherrod and died Nov. 11, 2006, at her home in Myrtle at the age of 80. She was united in marriage March 11, 1947, in Portage-ville to Carl Joseph Hall who preceded her in death Oct. 12, 1983...
William Joseph Woods (11/24/06)
William Joseph Woods, age 58, of Thayer, was born Nov. 29, 1947, in Couch and died Nov. 17, 2006, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. Survivors include his mother, Virginia Woods of Thayer; three sons, Kurt Woods, William Dion Woods and Joseph Newton Woods; nine grandchildren; one sister, Margaret Smith; his caregiver and companion, Jan Martin; and numerous other relatives and friends...
Margjorie Imogene Hall (11/24/06)
Margjorie Imogene Hall was born on Aug. 24, 1926, in Portageville, Mo., the daughter of John B. Sherrod and Ida Nancy Wyatt Sherrod and died Nov. 11, 2006, at her home in Myrtle at the age of 80. She was united in marriage March 11, 1947, in Portage-ville to Carl Joseph Hall who preceded her in death Oct. 12, 1983...
Dortha Steelsmith (11/24/06)
Dortha Mae (Doti) (Padgett) Steelsmith, 80, of Lebanon Ind., formerly of Horseshoe Bend, died Nov. 15, 2006, at St. Vincent's Hospice Center in Indianapolis, Ind. She was born Jan., 1, 1926, in Boone County, Ind., the daughter of the late Ralph Padgett and Thelma McRoberts Padgett...
Harris Verloyn Dark (11/24/06)
Harris Verloyn Dark, 85, of Hardy, died Nov. 20, 2006, in Jonesboro. He was a teacher for 35 years in Hardy and Highland. He served in World War II. He was a deacon at Spring River Baptist Church in Hardy, a former member of Lions Club and an avid fisherman...
William W. Haven (11/24/06)
William W. Haven, 81, of Cave City died Nov. 17, 2006, at White County Medical Center in Searcy. He was born Jan. 3, 1925, at Memphis, Tenn., the son of Harry L. and Gabrielle (Westbrook) Haven. He was a retired civil engineer, a U.S. Navy veteran and member of the Cave City Church of Christ...
Tyler John Allen (11/24/06)
Tony and Amanda Allen of Evening Shade announce the birth of a son on Nov. 13, 2006, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. The baby has been named Tyler John Allen. He weighed 6 pounds, 5-1/2 ounces and was welcomed by his sibling, Caleb Allen...
ANNIVERSARY: (11/24/06)
ANNIVERSARY: Ric and Carol Morris of Cherokee Village married in Hallandale, Fla., on Oct. 18, 1976. They are the parents of Bryan Morris in Pekin, Ill., and Jared and Andrea Ogden Morris in St. Louis, Mo. The couple's children recently surprised them with a trip to Riviera Maya, Mexico, to celebrate this anniversary...
Tyler John Allen (11/24/06)
Tony and Amanda Allen of Evening Shade announce the birth of a son on Nov. 13, 2006, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. The baby has been named Tyler John Allen. He weighed 6 pounds, 5-1/2 ounces and was welcomed by his sibling, Caleb Allen...
ANNIVERSARY: (11/24/06)
ANNIVERSARY: Ric and Carol Morris of Cherokee Village married in Hallandale, Fla., on Oct. 18, 1976. They are the parents of Bryan Morris in Pekin, Ill., and Jared and Andrea Ogden Morris in St. Louis, Mo. The couple's children recently surprised them with a trip to Riviera Maya, Mexico, to celebrate this anniversary...
Newton, Wilhite to wed (11/24/06)
Marvin and Judy Newton of Viola announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their son, Lance Newton, to Lindsay Wilhite, daughter of Hulen and Beverly Wilhite of Mountain Home. The wedding will be held Dec. 9 at the First Baptist Church in Flippin, Ark...
Dills, Smith announce wedding plans (11/24/06)
Joe and Susan Dills of Thayer announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Savannah Nichole Dills, to Derrick Wayne Smith, son of Wayne and Anita Smith of Koshkonong, Mo. Savannah Dills is the granddaughter of Bob Underwood and Peggy Underwood and Alice Dills and the late Clyde Dills, all of Thayer...
Newton, Wilhite to wed (11/24/06)
Marvin and Judy Newton of Viola announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their son, Lance Newton, to Lindsay Wilhite, daughter of Hulen and Beverly Wilhite of Mountain Home. The wedding will be held Dec. 9 at the First Baptist Church in Flippin, Ark...
Dills, Smith announce wedding plans (11/24/06)
Joe and Susan Dills of Thayer announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Savannah Nichole Dills, to Derrick Wayne Smith, son of Wayne and Anita Smith of Koshkonong, Mo. Savannah Dills is the granddaughter of Bob Underwood and Peggy Underwood and Alice Dills and the late Clyde Dills, all of Thayer...
Our View (11/24/06)
The dedication of the American Veterans Memorial in Ash Flat Nov. 10 drew a crowd we estimated at more than 400, despite the cold drizzle, for a fitting tribute to a remarkable undertaking. The monument itself is extraordinary, far exceeding expectations...
Boldly Going Nowhere (11/24/06)
In the midterm elections of Nov. 7, 2006, the Democrats scored a net gain of seats in Congress even though they did not hold the office of president. This trend has been historically true since World War II when Republicans picked up seats under Democratic Presidents Truman, Kennedy, Carter and Clinton. Similarly, under Republican Presidents Eisenhower, Nixon, Ford, Reagan, Bush I and Bush II, Democrats gained seats...
Boldly Going Nowhere (11/24/06)
In the midterm elections of Nov. 7, 2006, the Democrats scored a net gain of seats in Congress even though they did not hold the office of president. This trend has been historically true since World War II when Republicans picked up seats under Democratic Presidents Truman, Kennedy, Carter and Clinton. Similarly, under Republican Presidents Eisenhower, Nixon, Ford, Reagan, Bush I and Bush II, Democrats gained seats...
Our View (11/24/06)
The dedication of the American Veterans Memorial in Ash Flat Nov. 10 drew a crowd we estimated at more than 400, despite the cold drizzle, for a fitting tribute to a remarkable undertaking. The monument itself is extraordinary, far exceeding expectations...