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Stories from Thursday, November 30, 2006

Santa's coming to town (11/30/06)
AREA -- The Alton and Thayer Christmas parades will be held Dec. 2. "A Vintage Christmas" is the theme for the Alton Christmas parade. The VFW Post 1014 color guard, Santa, bands, floats, four-wheelers, horses, antique cars and Little Mister and Miss Merry Christmas candidates and this year's king and queen will all be a part of the parade...
Graham trial postponed (11/30/06)
CARTER COUNTY -- The trial for a a Carter County man accused of killing a Missouri State Highway Patrol sergeant has been postponed. Lance Shockley, 29, of Van Buren, is charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the death of Sgt. Carl Dewayne Graham, 37, on March 20, 2005. Graham was shot and killed in the front yard of his rural Van Buren home...
Council deals with traffic ordinances (11/30/06)
THAYER -- Two ordinances, one amended and one new, were read for the first time by Thayer City Attorney Jerri Caskey at the Nov. 14 Thayer City Council meeting. Both ordinances dealt with traffic laws. The new ordinance, 1000, is a traffic violation ordinance entitled "where to drive on roadways." It deals with how a vehicle should be parked in the city and which side of the road a vehicle should be driven on...
Fifth DWI sends man to prison (11/30/06)
A Cherokee Village man was sentenced to four years in the Arkansas Department of Correction after he was convicted of his fourth and fifth DWIs Nov. 9 in Fulton County Circuit Court. Peter "Rade" Vasilijevich, 53, was convicted of two counts of DWI, operating a vehicle on a suspended license, operating a vehicle without insurance, driving left of the center and driving an unregistered vehicle...
Oxford man arrested (11/30/06)
Roy L. Glisson, 49, of Oxford was arrested Nov. 25 and charged with manufacturing a controlled substance after authorities from the Izard County Sheriffs Department found items in his residence associated with the hydroponic growth of marijuana. Authorities said they found grow lights, chemical fertilizers, plastic pipes, hydrogen peroxide, power transformers, water purifying fillers and a humidifier at Glisson's residence. ...
A long way from home (11/30/06)
KOSHKONONG -- Koshkonong foreign exchange student Elnura Aitbekova recently gave a presentation about her country, Kyrgyzstan, to students in her agricultural science class. "The program that sponsors me is called the Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) program. I applied for the program because I wanted to promote respect for cultural diversity, friendship between the United States and my country and experience the opportunity for leadership and personal development," she said...
Getting closer (11/30/06)
The Fulton County Water Association has chosen the companies that will extend water lines and install another well in Phase III of the county's water system expansion. After the association opened Phase III bids Nov. 21, the following three companies were among the lowest bidders: Hargan Construction of Desha will be responsible for the over 40 miles of new water line construction. ...
Popular entertainer honored (11/30/06)
Turn your television on to Salem's local channel 30; you might see Eric Lewis there on the Monday evening Country Bluegrass TV Show. Or go to the Internet and you can watch one of Lewis' performances with his band, the Lewis and Clark Bluegrass Expedition. You can even go see him stand at the pulpit every Sunday morning preaching at the Camp Church of Christ...
Coop part of wind farm project (11/30/06)
MISSOURI -- Howell-Oregon Electric Cooperative announced Nov. 22 that the Wind Capitol Group, along with John Deere, Missouri's electric cooperatives and local landowners will take part in a Missouri wind farm project. The project farm will be in northwest Missouri, along with two other wind farms...
'Tis the season ... (11/30/06)
CHRISTMAS TIME: City of Thayer employees were busy last week getting the city ready for the upcoming holiday season. Photo/Sisk Lawrence
Holiday dressing ... (11/30/06)
Getting Festive: Workers with the NAEC go to dizzying heights in preparation for the Christmas season. Here David Owens decorates street lamps along the Salem Court Square Nov. 27. Photo/Ninemire
Santa's coming to town (11/30/06)
AREA -- The Alton and Thayer Christmas parades will be held Dec. 2. "A Vintage Christmas" is the theme for the Alton Christmas parade. The VFW Post 1014 color guard, Santa, bands, floats, four-wheelers, horses, antique cars and Little Mister and Miss Merry Christmas candidates and this year's king and queen will all be a part of the parade...
Graham trial postponed (11/30/06)
CARTER COUNTY -- The trial for a a Carter County man accused of killing a Missouri State Highway Patrol sergeant has been postponed. Lance Shockley, 29, of Van Buren, is charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the death of Sgt. Carl Dewayne Graham, 37, on March 20, 2005. Graham was shot and killed in the front yard of his rural Van Buren home...
Council deals with traffic ordinances (11/30/06)
THAYER -- Two ordinances, one amended and one new, were read for the first time by Thayer City Attorney Jerri Caskey at the Nov. 14 Thayer City Council meeting. Both ordinances dealt with traffic laws. The new ordinance, 1000, is a traffic violation ordinance entitled "where to drive on roadways." It deals with how a vehicle should be parked in the city and which side of the road a vehicle should be driven on...
Fifth DWI sends man to prison (11/30/06)
A Cherokee Village man was sentenced to four years in the Arkansas Department of Correction after he was convicted of his fourth and fifth DWIs Nov. 9 in Fulton County Circuit Court. Peter "Rade" Vasilijevich, 53, was convicted of two counts of DWI, operating a vehicle on a suspended license, operating a vehicle without insurance, driving left of the center and driving an unregistered vehicle...
Oxford man arrested (11/30/06)
Roy L. Glisson, 49, of Oxford was arrested Nov. 25 and charged with manufacturing a controlled substance after authorities from the Izard County Sheriffs Department found items in his residence associated with the hydroponic growth of marijuana. Authorities said they found grow lights, chemical fertilizers, plastic pipes, hydrogen peroxide, power transformers, water purifying fillers and a humidifier at Glisson's residence. ...
Holiday dressing ... (11/30/06)
Getting Festive: Workers with the NAEC go to dizzying heights in preparation for the Christmas season. Here David Owens decorates street lamps along the Salem Court Square Nov. 27. Photo/Ninemire
Popular entertainer honored (11/30/06)
Turn your television on to Salem's local channel 30; you might see Eric Lewis there on the Monday evening Country Bluegrass TV Show. Or go to the Internet and you can watch one of Lewis' performances with his band, the Lewis and Clark Bluegrass Expedition. You can even go see him stand at the pulpit every Sunday morning preaching at the Camp Church of Christ...
Coop part of wind farm project (11/30/06)
MISSOURI -- Howell-Oregon Electric Cooperative announced Nov. 22 that the Wind Capitol Group, along with John Deere, Missouri's electric cooperatives and local landowners will take part in a Missouri wind farm project. The project farm will be in northwest Missouri, along with two other wind farms...
A long way from home (11/30/06)
KOSHKONONG -- Koshkonong foreign exchange student Elnura Aitbekova recently gave a presentation about her country, Kyrgyzstan, to students in her agricultural science class. "The program that sponsors me is called the Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) program. I applied for the program because I wanted to promote respect for cultural diversity, friendship between the United States and my country and experience the opportunity for leadership and personal development," she said...
Getting closer (11/30/06)
The Fulton County Water Association has chosen the companies that will extend water lines and install another well in Phase III of the county's water system expansion. After the association opened Phase III bids Nov. 21, the following three companies were among the lowest bidders: Hargan Construction of Desha will be responsible for the over 40 miles of new water line construction. ...
'Tis the season ... (11/30/06)
CHRISTMAS TIME: City of Thayer employees were busy last week getting the city ready for the upcoming holiday season. Photo/Sisk Lawrence
RTO to present award winning drama (11/30/06)
Jennifer Joy and Shawna Burkett, both of Thayer, star in the Repertory Theater of the Ozarks (RTO) production of Edward Albee's award-winning drama "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" Dec. 1, 2 and 3 at RTO's WhistleStop Theater on Highway 63 South in Mammoth Spring. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7 p.m. and the Sunday matinee is at 2 p.m...
Mary Pierce to celebrate 80th birthday (11/30/06)
An 80th birthday celebration for Mary (Jane) Pierce of Mammoth Spring will be held Dec. 6 from 5 to 7 p.m. The drop-in event will be held at 336 River Vista Drive in Mammoth Spring just off of Second Street. All friends and family are invited to drop in and wish Pierce a happy 80th birthday...
Musical fundraiser planned (11/30/06)
The "Music in the Mountains" fundraiser for the Horseshoe Bend Theatre will be Dec. 2 at 6 p.m., according to Melodie Clemmons, talent coordinator. The event will be held at the Theatre, located in the diamond B Mall in Horseshoe Bend. The lineup of talent includes the original Music in the Mountains Band to include Melodie Clemmons, Tom Richardson, Ed Luedtke, Eddie Ballard, John Gray, Jerry Kipper, Les Holman, Diana Melton, chuck McNeight, with special guests Gateway Cloggers of Walnut Ridge, Randy Hutchinson and Glory Road from Ash Flat, Denise Gibbons, Debbie Hobbs, Lauri Harwood, Lauren Seibert and Rebecca Ward. ...
Quail Unlimited banquet set at Salem (11/30/06)
The North Central Arkansas Quail Unlimited banquet is set for Dec. 9 at 6 p.m. at the Hickinbotham Building, Salem Fair Grounds. Proceeds will benefit the local chapter to improve quail habitat. The event will include an auction, raffle and door prizes. For more information contact Michelle Ward at 870-895-3201 Ext. 3...
Mary Pierce to celebrate 80th birthday (11/30/06)
An 80th birthday celebration for Mary (Jane) Pierce of Mammoth Spring will be held Dec. 6 from 5 to 7 p.m. The drop-in event will be held at 336 River Vista Drive in Mammoth Spring just off of Second Street. All friends and family are invited to drop in and wish Pierce a happy 80th birthday...
Musical fundraiser planned (11/30/06)
The "Music in the Mountains" fundraiser for the Horseshoe Bend Theatre will be Dec. 2 at 6 p.m., according to Melodie Clemmons, talent coordinator. The event will be held at the Theatre, located in the diamond B Mall in Horseshoe Bend. The lineup of talent includes the original Music in the Mountains Band to include Melodie Clemmons, Tom Richardson, Ed Luedtke, Eddie Ballard, John Gray, Jerry Kipper, Les Holman, Diana Melton, chuck McNeight, with special guests Gateway Cloggers of Walnut Ridge, Randy Hutchinson and Glory Road from Ash Flat, Denise Gibbons, Debbie Hobbs, Lauri Harwood, Lauren Seibert and Rebecca Ward. ...
Quail Unlimited banquet set at Salem (11/30/06)
The North Central Arkansas Quail Unlimited banquet is set for Dec. 9 at 6 p.m. at the Hickinbotham Building, Salem Fair Grounds. Proceeds will benefit the local chapter to improve quail habitat. The event will include an auction, raffle and door prizes. For more information contact Michelle Ward at 870-895-3201 Ext. 3...
RTO to present award winning drama (11/30/06)
Jennifer Joy and Shawna Burkett, both of Thayer, star in the Repertory Theater of the Ozarks (RTO) production of Edward Albee's award-winning drama "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" Dec. 1, 2 and 3 at RTO's WhistleStop Theater on Highway 63 South in Mammoth Spring. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7 p.m. and the Sunday matinee is at 2 p.m...
Full speed ahead for Cougars (11/30/06)
Ever get out of a parked car and step into 70-mph traffic on a busy freeway? That has to be close to what the Melbourne Bearkatz felt as they made the short trip down Highway 9 to tangle with the Izard County Consolidated Cougars Nov. 22 in 1A-2 South Conference play...
Eagle Days slated for December through January (11/30/06)
The biting cold of winter is just around the corner for Missouri, and that means the Show-Me State soon will be mobbed by bald eagles, creating spectacular opportunities to view the national symbol. Eagle Day events sponsored by the Missouri Department of Conservation help make the most of those opportunities...
Horns top Bears (11/30/06)
Viola swept a pair of 1A-2 North Conference games from Mammoth Spring at the Longhorn Corral Nov. 21. The Longhorns (5-4, 1-0) topped the Bears 51-46 behind 23 points from Kasey Humphries. Lucas Rains added 13 points for Viola. The Lady Longhorns (4-5, 2-0) pushed past the visiting Lady Bears 47-22 to start the evening...
Full speed ahead for Cougars (11/30/06)
Ever get out of a parked car and step into 70-mph traffic on a busy freeway? That has to be close to what the Melbourne Bearkatz felt as they made the short trip down Highway 9 to tangle with the Izard County Consolidated Cougars Nov. 22 in 1A-2 South Conference play...
Eagle Days slated for December through January (11/30/06)
The biting cold of winter is just around the corner for Missouri, and that means the Show-Me State soon will be mobbed by bald eagles, creating spectacular opportunities to view the national symbol. Eagle Day events sponsored by the Missouri Department of Conservation help make the most of those opportunities...
Horns top Bears (11/30/06)
Viola swept a pair of 1A-2 North Conference games from Mammoth Spring at the Longhorn Corral Nov. 21. The Longhorns (5-4, 1-0) topped the Bears 51-46 behind 23 points from Kasey Humphries. Lucas Rains added 13 points for Viola. The Lady Longhorns (4-5, 2-0) pushed past the visiting Lady Bears 47-22 to start the evening...
Max Allen Bassett (11/30/06)
Max Allen Bassett, 75, of Horseshoe Bend, son of the late Claude and Verna Faye Krutsinger Bassett, was born Oct. 28, 1931, in Xenia, Ill. He died Nov. 21, 2006, at his home. He was united in marriage to Peggy Sue Kiefer on April 13, 1984, at Florence, Ala...
Lula Landers Glenn (11/30/06)
Lula Landers Glenn, 78, of Cave City died Nov. 19, at a Little Rock hospital. She was born March 5, 1928, at Cave City to Edward Daniel and Mattie Alice Cole Johnson. She worked for International Shoe Company in Batesville, Patterson Ford in Cave City and as Cave City Clerk-Recorder for 27 years...
Mary Lou Brison (11/30/06)
Mary Lou Brison of Viola, daughter of the late James Olen and Jodie Lou (Ozbirn) Rosier, was born Feb. 18, 1924, in Salem. She died Nov. 23, 2006, at the North Arkansas Life Care Center in Horseshoe Bend at the age of 82. She was united in marriage to Horace Brison on July 4, 1939, at Viola. She was a homemaker and a member of the Viola Baptist Church...
Lonnie "Red" Rackley (11/30/06)
Lonnie Joe "Red" Rackley, age 60, of Thayer, Mo., was born Nov. 19, 1946, in Oregon County, Mo. He died Nov. 22, 2006, at his home. Rackley was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. He graduated from Alton High School in 1964 He served four years with the United States Navy serving in Vietnam...
Sherry Risner Collins (11/30/06)
Sherry Jean Risner Collins was born the daughter of Ed Case and Lillian Combs Case July 19, 1941, in Myrtle, Mo. She died Nov. 22, 2006, at St. John's Regional Health Center in Springfield, Mo., at the age of 65. She was united in marriage July 3, 1959, in Myrtle to Tommy Risner. She was united in marriage July 19, 2001, in Eureka Springs, Ark., to Glen Collins...
Lora Lavon Willis (11/30/06)
Lora Lavon Willis, 60, of Elizabeth, daughter of the late George Loyd and Hazel Elizabeth Walker Willis, was born on Aug. 18, 1946, in Henderson, Ark. She died Nov. 20, 2006, at the Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. Willis was a homemaker, loved growing plants and sewing. She was of the Baptist faith...
Lora Lavon Willis (11/30/06)
Lora Lavon Willis, 60, of Elizabeth, daughter of the late George Loyd and Hazel Elizabeth Walker Willis, was born on Aug. 18, 1946, in Henderson, Ark. She died Nov. 20, 2006, at the Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. Willis was a homemaker, loved growing plants and sewing. She was of the Baptist faith...
Lonnie "Red" Rackley (11/30/06)
Lonnie Joe "Red" Rackley, age 60, of Thayer, Mo., was born Nov. 19, 1946, in Oregon County, Mo. He died Nov. 22, 2006, at his home. Rackley was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. He graduated from Alton High School in 1964 He served four years with the United States Navy serving in Vietnam...
Lula Landers Glenn (11/30/06)
Lula Landers Glenn, 78, of Cave City died Nov. 19, at a Little Rock hospital. She was born March 5, 1928, at Cave City to Edward Daniel and Mattie Alice Cole Johnson. She worked for International Shoe Company in Batesville, Patterson Ford in Cave City and as Cave City Clerk-Recorder for 27 years...
Mary Lou Brison (11/30/06)
Mary Lou Brison of Viola, daughter of the late James Olen and Jodie Lou (Ozbirn) Rosier, was born Feb. 18, 1924, in Salem. She died Nov. 23, 2006, at the North Arkansas Life Care Center in Horseshoe Bend at the age of 82. She was united in marriage to Horace Brison on July 4, 1939, at Viola. She was a homemaker and a member of the Viola Baptist Church...
Max Allen Bassett (11/30/06)
Max Allen Bassett, 75, of Horseshoe Bend, son of the late Claude and Verna Faye Krutsinger Bassett, was born Oct. 28, 1931, in Xenia, Ill. He died Nov. 21, 2006, at his home. He was united in marriage to Peggy Sue Kiefer on April 13, 1984, at Florence, Ala...
Sherry Risner Collins (11/30/06)
Sherry Jean Risner Collins was born the daughter of Ed Case and Lillian Combs Case July 19, 1941, in Myrtle, Mo. She died Nov. 22, 2006, at St. John's Regional Health Center in Springfield, Mo., at the age of 65. She was united in marriage July 3, 1959, in Myrtle to Tommy Risner. She was united in marriage July 19, 2001, in Eureka Springs, Ark., to Glen Collins...
Hosea Joel Tullos (11/30/06)
Eric and Tamara Tullos of West Plains are the parents of a baby boy, Hosea Joel. He was born at 11:46 a.m. Nov. 19, 2006, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces and was 20 1/4 inches long. Grandparents are Scott and Telena Davis, and Jerry and Joanie Tullos, all of Koshkonong, and David and Terri Ball of West Plains...
Taylor Faye Ryan (11/30/06)
Taylor Faye Ryan, daughter of Shane and Destiny Ryan, was born Nov. 11, 2006, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. She weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces. Maternal grandparents are Jerry and Tammy Wood of West Plains, and paternal grandparents are Buddy and Claudia Ryan of Alton...
Jordan Sky Stephens (11/30/06)
Jordan Sky Stephens, daughter of John and Rachel Stephens of Jonesboro, was born Nov. 16, 2006, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She weighed 9 pounds, 2 ounces and was welcomed by siblings, Summer Kathleen, 6, and Anna Lake, 3. Maternal grandparents are Bob and Kathleen Bassham of Salem...
Hosea Joel Tullos (11/30/06)
Eric and Tamara Tullos of West Plains are the parents of a baby boy, Hosea Joel. He was born at 11:46 a.m. Nov. 19, 2006, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces and was 20 1/4 inches long. Grandparents are Scott and Telena Davis, and Jerry and Joanie Tullos, all of Koshkonong, and David and Terri Ball of West Plains...
Taylor Faye Ryan (11/30/06)
Taylor Faye Ryan, daughter of Shane and Destiny Ryan, was born Nov. 11, 2006, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. She weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces. Maternal grandparents are Jerry and Tammy Wood of West Plains, and paternal grandparents are Buddy and Claudia Ryan of Alton...
Jordan Sky Stephens (11/30/06)
Jordan Sky Stephens, daughter of John and Rachel Stephens of Jonesboro, was born Nov. 16, 2006, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She weighed 9 pounds, 2 ounces and was welcomed by siblings, Summer Kathleen, 6, and Anna Lake, 3. Maternal grandparents are Bob and Kathleen Bassham of Salem...
Gowers to celebrate 50th anniversary (11/30/06)
Bill and Hazel Gower will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Dec. 9 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Thayer Church of Christ fellowship hall. This joyous celebration is being hosted by their children and grandchildren. They request no gifts.
Gowers to celebrate 50th anniversary (11/30/06)
Bill and Hazel Gower will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Dec. 9 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Thayer Church of Christ fellowship hall. This joyous celebration is being hosted by their children and grandchildren. They request no gifts.
Boldly Going Nowhere (11/30/06)
Properly maintaining the following metabolic factors, dubbed the Deadly Quartet, is crucial to good health. 1) Weight 2) Blood pressure 3) Blood-sugar (insulin) level 4) Cholesterol levels According to the Mayo Clinic, having any of these factors at an abnormal level increases the risk of serious disease. When one or more of these conditions is out of appropriate balance, it's called the metabolic syndrome...
Boldly Going Nowhere (11/30/06)
Properly maintaining the following metabolic factors, dubbed the Deadly Quartet, is crucial to good health. 1) Weight 2) Blood pressure 3) Blood-sugar (insulin) level 4) Cholesterol levels According to the Mayo Clinic, having any of these factors at an abnormal level increases the risk of serious disease. When one or more of these conditions is out of appropriate balance, it's called the metabolic syndrome...