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Stories from Friday, November 9, 2007

Staph cases in OC (11/09/07)
OREGON COUNTY -- As of Nov. 1, Oregon County Health Department Administrator Shelia Russell said two cases of community-acquired (CA-MRSA) have been reported in Oregon County. "This is not unusual. We see these cases every year and this strain of staph is treatable. It is a different strain of what people are calling the superbug. It usually infects younger people and most often is boils and soft tissue infections," she said...
Wrecks (11/09/07)
Photo by Brooke Ninemire Officers examine the crumpled remains of a 1992 Oldsmobile Regency that was involved in a one vehicle wreck along Highway 62/412 Nov. 1. Shandie Eckland, 25, of Salem was traveling east when the wreck occurred around 11 a.m. ...
Long Time Coming (11/09/07)
Photo by Brooke Ninemire Rows of smiling faces and funny conversations fill the Horseshoe Bend Senior Center as individuals await their meals Nov. 2. More information on the new Senior Center can be found on page 14A.
Free flu shots available (11/09/07)
Seasonal flu season is near, and it's also time to get your flu shot. On Nov. 10, the Fulton County Health Unit is practicing its local mass dispensing plan and will be providing free flu shots at Salem High School gym from 9 a.m. until noon. The Fulton County Health Unit is part of 81 health units statewide that are participating in one-day mass flu vaccination clinics...
Public ratifies change (11/09/07)
Brooke Ninemire Staff Writer Last Thursday Fulton County officials came together and made a major change with no opposition from the public. Nov. 1 Johnny Moody and Gary Phillips with the Fulton County Election Commission signed papers to revise the county's 12 different townships into one -- Fulton County Township One...
Cost-share program will help farmers protect water (11/09/07)
Jan Thompson Staff Writer OREGON COUNTY -- The Oregon County Soil and Water Conservation District (OCSWCD) is applying for the AgNPS SALT program through the Department of Natural Resources. According to Sarah Wiggs with the OCSWCD office in Alton, the program was established to help improve, protect and maintain the water quality within Missouri through prevention and reduction of agriculture source pollution using a watershed based approach...
Fundraiser to benefit hospital foundation (11/09/07)
Brooke Ninemire Staff Writer The Fulton County Hospital Foundation is gearing up to have its first ever fundraiser. On Nov. 16 North Arkansas Home Care of Salem will sponsor a chili supper for the foundation in the Salem High School Cafeteria from 4-7 p.m., just prior to the Greyhound's first senior high home basketball game of the season...
Arson suspected in house fire (11/09/07)
Brooke Ninemire Staff Writer Perhaps is was a freak accident, but authorities suspect it was a Halloween prank gone too far. During the early morning hours of Oct. 29 a fire destroyed the house that held generations worth of Hodges' family memories...
No light on Halloween (11/09/07)
Jan Thompson Staff Writer OREGON COUNTY -- Although there is no law on the books related to registered sex offenders and Halloween night in Missouri, Oregon County Sheriff Tim Ward said approximately 1,800 sex offenders in the state on parole or probation were ordered by the Missouri Department of Corrections not to participate in Halloween this year...
Accidents (11/09/07)
Photo by Brooke Ninemire The wreckage of 19-year-old Heather Howell's 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier rests in a ditch along Highway 62 in Gepp Nov. 5. Around 4 p.m. Howell, of Salem was traveling west when Laikynne Wilson, 20, of Viola attempted to pass her in a three lane portion of the highway, according to the report filed by Trooper Mark Morton. ...
New senior center opens (11/09/07)
Brooke Ninemire Staff Writer It's been a long time coming for the folks of Horseshoe Bend. Oct. 31 over a 120 Horseshoe Bend residents gathered to enjoy their first meal at the newly established senior citizens center in the Turkey Mountain Golf Course Clubhouse. "On Wednesday, our first day, we were proud of how well everything went," said Nancy Cameron who was an integral part of forming the new establishment...
Oregon County receives large grant (11/09/07)
Jan Thompson Staff Writer OREGON COUNTY -- The Oregon County Health Department is one of seven health departments in south central Missouri to receive a grant from the Missouri Foundation for Health. Oregon County Health Department Administrator Shelia Russell said Oregon County received $71,846...
West Plains man faces multiple charges (11/09/07)
Jan Thompson Staff Writer THAYER -- During routine patrol of Highway 63, Oct. 25, Thayer Police officer Michael Bunting observed a vehicle in front of him drive onto the shoulder of the road and then make a quick jerk back across the centerline. Bunting said he then saw the vehicle drive off the shoulder again almost striking the guardrail...
Inmate tries to hire someone to kill witness (11/09/07)
WEST PLAINS -- Following a month long investigation, an inmate in the Howell County Jail has been charged with attempted murder, 1st degree, a class B felony. The charge comes from an investigation by the Howell County Sheriff's Office where information was gathered to indicate the inmate has solicited murder for hire...
Arkansas sees increase of missing dogs (11/09/07)
Brooke Ninemire Jan Thompson Staff Writers OREGON COUNTY -- Oregon County Sheriff Tim Ward said there have been no reports of dogs being stolen recently in the county. "Several years ago we became aware that there was a dog stealing ring in Ravenden, Ark. At that time there were reports of two stolen dogs from the Myrtle area," Ward said...
Free flu shot clinic set at Salem HS gym (11/09/07)
Brooke Ninemire Staff Writer Like death and taxes, at least one thing is certain of the approaching season: the flu. In an attempt to suppress the rapidly spreading virus, the Fulton County Health Unit is taking part in a statewide, one-day mass flu vaccination clinic...
Thayer Rural Fire Department seeks board nominations (11/09/07)
Jan Thompson Staff Writer THAYER -- Thayer Rural Assistant Fire Chief Mark Arnold said the Thayer Rural Fire Department is seeking nominations for two, three year positions on their board of directors. Arnold said the board governs the rural fire department membership...
Thayer Rural Fire Department seeks board nominations (11/09/07)
Jan Thompson Staff Writer THAYER -- Thayer Rural Assistant Fire Chief Mark Arnold said the Thayer Rural Fire Department is seeking nominations for two, three year positions on their board of directors. Arnold said the board governs the rural fire department membership...
Arson suspected in house fire (11/09/07)
Brooke Ninemire Staff Writer Perhaps is was a freak accident, but authorities suspect it was a Halloween prank gone too far. During the early morning hours of Oct. 29 a fire destroyed the house that held generations worth of Hodges' family memories...
Arkansas sees increase of missing dogs (11/09/07)
Brooke Ninemire Jan Thompson Staff Writers OREGON COUNTY -- Oregon County Sheriff Tim Ward said there have been no reports of dogs being stolen recently in the county. "Several years ago we became aware that there was a dog stealing ring in Ravenden, Ark. At that time there were reports of two stolen dogs from the Myrtle area," Ward said...
Inmate tries to hire someone to kill witness (11/09/07)
WEST PLAINS -- Following a month long investigation, an inmate in the Howell County Jail has been charged with attempted murder, 1st degree, a class B felony. The charge comes from an investigation by the Howell County Sheriff's Office where information was gathered to indicate the inmate has solicited murder for hire...
West Plains man faces multiple charges (11/09/07)
Jan Thompson Staff Writer THAYER -- During routine patrol of Highway 63, Oct. 25, Thayer Police officer Michael Bunting observed a vehicle in front of him drive onto the shoulder of the road and then make a quick jerk back across the centerline. Bunting said he then saw the vehicle drive off the shoulder again almost striking the guardrail...
Oregon County receives large grant (11/09/07)
Jan Thompson Staff Writer OREGON COUNTY -- The Oregon County Health Department is one of seven health departments in south central Missouri to receive a grant from the Missouri Foundation for Health. Oregon County Health Department Administrator Shelia Russell said Oregon County received $71,846...
New senior center opens (11/09/07)
Brooke Ninemire Staff Writer It's been a long time coming for the folks of Horseshoe Bend. Oct. 31 over a 120 Horseshoe Bend residents gathered to enjoy their first meal at the newly established senior citizens center in the Turkey Mountain Golf Course Clubhouse. "On Wednesday, our first day, we were proud of how well everything went," said Nancy Cameron who was an integral part of forming the new establishment...
Long Time Coming (11/09/07)
Photo by Brooke Ninemire Rows of smiling faces and funny conversations fill the Horseshoe Bend Senior Center as individuals await their meals Nov. 2. More information on the new Senior Center can be found on page 14A.
No light on Halloween (11/09/07)
Jan Thompson Staff Writer OREGON COUNTY -- Although there is no law on the books related to registered sex offenders and Halloween night in Missouri, Oregon County Sheriff Tim Ward said approximately 1,800 sex offenders in the state on parole or probation were ordered by the Missouri Department of Corrections not to participate in Halloween this year...
Free flu shots available (11/09/07)
Seasonal flu season is near, and it's also time to get your flu shot. On Nov. 10, the Fulton County Health Unit is practicing its local mass dispensing plan and will be providing free flu shots at Salem High School gym from 9 a.m. until noon. The Fulton County Health Unit is part of 81 health units statewide that are participating in one-day mass flu vaccination clinics...
Fundraiser to benefit hospital foundation (11/09/07)
Brooke Ninemire Staff Writer The Fulton County Hospital Foundation is gearing up to have its first ever fundraiser. On Nov. 16 North Arkansas Home Care of Salem will sponsor a chili supper for the foundation in the Salem High School Cafeteria from 4-7 p.m., just prior to the Greyhound's first senior high home basketball game of the season...
Cost-share program will help farmers protect water (11/09/07)
Jan Thompson Staff Writer OREGON COUNTY -- The Oregon County Soil and Water Conservation District (OCSWCD) is applying for the AgNPS SALT program through the Department of Natural Resources. According to Sarah Wiggs with the OCSWCD office in Alton, the program was established to help improve, protect and maintain the water quality within Missouri through prevention and reduction of agriculture source pollution using a watershed based approach...
Free flu shot clinic set at Salem HS gym (11/09/07)
Brooke Ninemire Staff Writer Like death and taxes, at least one thing is certain of the approaching season: the flu. In an attempt to suppress the rapidly spreading virus, the Fulton County Health Unit is taking part in a statewide, one-day mass flu vaccination clinic...
Staph cases in OC (11/09/07)
OREGON COUNTY -- As of Nov. 1, Oregon County Health Department Administrator Shelia Russell said two cases of community-acquired (CA-MRSA) have been reported in Oregon County. "This is not unusual. We see these cases every year and this strain of staph is treatable. It is a different strain of what people are calling the superbug. It usually infects younger people and most often is boils and soft tissue infections," she said...
Public ratifies change (11/09/07)
Brooke Ninemire Staff Writer Last Thursday Fulton County officials came together and made a major change with no opposition from the public. Nov. 1 Johnny Moody and Gary Phillips with the Fulton County Election Commission signed papers to revise the county's 12 different townships into one -- Fulton County Township One...
Accidents (11/09/07)
Photo by Brooke Ninemire The wreckage of 19-year-old Heather Howell's 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier rests in a ditch along Highway 62 in Gepp Nov. 5. Around 4 p.m. Howell, of Salem was traveling west when Laikynne Wilson, 20, of Viola attempted to pass her in a three lane portion of the highway, according to the report filed by Trooper Mark Morton. ...
Wrecks (11/09/07)
Photo by Brooke Ninemire Officers examine the crumpled remains of a 1992 Oldsmobile Regency that was involved in a one vehicle wreck along Highway 62/412 Nov. 1. Shandie Eckland, 25, of Salem was traveling east when the wreck occurred around 11 a.m. ...
Charles Franklin Kittle (11/09/07)
Charles Franklin Kittle, 63, of Mammoth Spring, died Oct. 30, 2007, at a friend's residence. He was born in Wayne, Mich. He was employed as a sawmill laborer. He is survived by: a son, Raymond Kittle of Cadillac, Mich.; two brothers, Johnny Kittle of Paragould, Ark., and Robert Kittle of Florida; and two sisters, Sandra Harvey of Paragould and Patricia LaFrance of Saginaw, Mich...
Hazel Elvira Pepper (11/09/07)
Hazel Elvira Strauser Pepper, 90, of Pooler, Ga., formerly of Mammoth Spring, Ark., died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2007, at Hospice Savannah. Born June 4, 1917, in Thayer, Mo., she lived most of her life in Mammoth Spring, Ark. Before coming to Pooler in 2003, she was an active member of the ladies auxiliary of VFW Post 7831 and the Pleasant Valley Home Extension Club in Mammoth Spring...
Gary R. Workman (11/09/07)
Gary R. Workman, 66, of Sterling, Neb., formerly of Murray, Neb., died Oct. 26, 2007, at the Johnson County Hospital in Tecumseh. He was born Sept. 28, 1941, in Shubert, Neb. He graduated from Stella High School and then graduated from Peru State Teacher's College with a degree in secondary education in industrial arts and science...
Royce C. Hollis (11/09/07)
Royce C. Hollis was born the son of Alvin Hollis and Allie Honeycut Hollis on May 18, 1918, in Thayer, Mo., and died Oct. 29, 2007, at his home near Thayer, Mo., at the age of 89. He was untied in marriage Jan. 20, 1946, at Kansas City, Mo., to Nora Storms...
David Parker (11/09/07)
David Parker, of Oxford, Ark., was born in Hawaii on Jan. 3, 1929, the son of George H. Parker and Dorothy Parker of Ozark, Ark., and died Oct. 27, 2007. He survived the battle of Pearl Harbor and was a veteran of World War II, the Occupation of Germany and the Berlin Airlift, serving in the United States Army Air Force...
Juanita Sanusky (11/09/07)
Juanita Sanusky, 80, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., formerly of the Brunswick area of Gary, Ind. died Oct. 25, 2007, in Batesville, Ark., at the White River Medical Center. She was born April 23, 1927, the daughter of Gumero Flores and Manuela Morin in Gary, Ind...
Chata Johnson (11/09/07)
Chata Darylene Johnson was born the daughter of Freddie Darrell Johnson and Doris Wyrick Johnson on Jan. 17, 1977, in Kansas City, Mo., and died Oct. 26, 2007, in Thayer, Mo., at the age of 30. Chata was a graduate of the Mammoth Spring High School with the class of 1995 and was currently a student at Missouri State University in West Plains, working toward an associate degree...
Claude C. Harris (11/09/07)
Claude C. Harris, 92, of Strawberry, Ark., died Oct. 31, 2007, at the Woodlawn Nursing Home in Batesville. He was born Nov. 18, 1914, at Strawberry, Ark., the son of Sam L. and Sidney (Richardson)?Harris. He was a retired farmer. Survivors include: his wife, Florine (Huskey)?Harris of the home; one son, Larry Harris of Strawberry; one daughter, Phyllis Harris of Strawberry; five grandchildren, Kevin Harris of Cave City, Kim McDermott of Mountain?Home, Shane Watts of Strawberry, Tally Scott of Batesville and Tanya Haigwood of Newport; nine great-grandchildren; several nieces; nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.. ...
Dorothy Oline Young (11/09/07)
Dorothy Oline Young, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late Charlie Felix and Sarah Jane (Marlow)?Dewberry, was born July 14, 1927, in Yale, Ark. She died Oct. 28, 2007, at Salem, at the age of 80. She was united in marriage to Adrian Modean Young on Oct. 19, 1946, at Lake City, Ark. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a homemaker and a member of the Salem Pentecostal Church of God...
Beatrice (Lasley)?Hayes (11/09/07)
Beatrice N. (Lasley) Hayes, 86, of Ash Flat, Ark., died Oct. 26, 2007, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. She was born Feb. 9, 1921, in Schuyler County, Mo., the daughter of the late John and Hila Lasley. Beatrice married Bernard Hayes in 1936...
Warren C. Roach (11/09/07)
Warren C. Roach, 86, of Sandtown, Ark., died Nov. 1, 2007, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born Jan. 9, 1921, in Independence County to Edwin Walter and Eva (Carter) Roach. He was a U.S. Army veteran having served in World War II; retired from Northern Propane in Batesville; and a member of the Pool's Chapel Free Will Baptist Church in Sandtown...
Geneva M. Baker (11/09/07)
Geneva M. Baker, 71, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Nov. 1, 2007, following an automobile accident in Cherokee Village. She was born on Feb. 16, 1936, in Wichita, Kan., the daughter of Clifford Cline and Florence (Caylor) Cline. She was united in marriage to Claude I. Baker Jr. on June 26, 1954, in Wichita, Kan. Geneva and Claude moved to Cherokee Village eight years ago from Kansas. She enjoyed ceramics and making jewelry and loved to bake...
Charles Franklin Kittle (11/09/07)
Charles Franklin Kittle, 63, of Mammoth Spring, died Oct. 30, 2007, at a friend's residence. He was born in Wayne, Mich. He was employed as a sawmill laborer. He is survived by: a son, Raymond Kittle of Cadillac, Mich.; two brothers, Johnny Kittle of Paragould, Ark., and Robert Kittle of Florida; and two sisters, Sandra Harvey of Paragould and Patricia LaFrance of Saginaw, Mich...
Hazel Elvira Pepper (11/09/07)
Hazel Elvira Strauser Pepper, 90, of Pooler, Ga., formerly of Mammoth Spring, Ark., died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2007, at Hospice Savannah. Born June 4, 1917, in Thayer, Mo., she lived most of her life in Mammoth Spring, Ark. Before coming to Pooler in 2003, she was an active member of the ladies auxiliary of VFW Post 7831 and the Pleasant Valley Home Extension Club in Mammoth Spring...
Claude C. Harris (11/09/07)
Claude C. Harris, 92, of Strawberry, Ark., died Oct. 31, 2007, at the Woodlawn Nursing Home in Batesville. He was born Nov. 18, 1914, at Strawberry, Ark., the son of Sam L. and Sidney (Richardson)?Harris. He was a retired farmer. Survivors include: his wife, Florine (Huskey)?Harris of the home; one son, Larry Harris of Strawberry; one daughter, Phyllis Harris of Strawberry; five grandchildren, Kevin Harris of Cave City, Kim McDermott of Mountain?Home, Shane Watts of Strawberry, Tally Scott of Batesville and Tanya Haigwood of Newport; nine great-grandchildren; several nieces; nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.. ...
Royce C. Hollis (11/09/07)
Royce C. Hollis was born the son of Alvin Hollis and Allie Honeycut Hollis on May 18, 1918, in Thayer, Mo., and died Oct. 29, 2007, at his home near Thayer, Mo., at the age of 89. He was untied in marriage Jan. 20, 1946, at Kansas City, Mo., to Nora Storms...
David Parker (11/09/07)
David Parker, of Oxford, Ark., was born in Hawaii on Jan. 3, 1929, the son of George H. Parker and Dorothy Parker of Ozark, Ark., and died Oct. 27, 2007. He survived the battle of Pearl Harbor and was a veteran of World War II, the Occupation of Germany and the Berlin Airlift, serving in the United States Army Air Force...
Juanita Sanusky (11/09/07)
Juanita Sanusky, 80, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., formerly of the Brunswick area of Gary, Ind. died Oct. 25, 2007, in Batesville, Ark., at the White River Medical Center. She was born April 23, 1927, the daughter of Gumero Flores and Manuela Morin in Gary, Ind...
Chata Johnson (11/09/07)
Chata Darylene Johnson was born the daughter of Freddie Darrell Johnson and Doris Wyrick Johnson on Jan. 17, 1977, in Kansas City, Mo., and died Oct. 26, 2007, in Thayer, Mo., at the age of 30. Chata was a graduate of the Mammoth Spring High School with the class of 1995 and was currently a student at Missouri State University in West Plains, working toward an associate degree...
Dorothy Oline Young (11/09/07)
Dorothy Oline Young, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late Charlie Felix and Sarah Jane (Marlow)?Dewberry, was born July 14, 1927, in Yale, Ark. She died Oct. 28, 2007, at Salem, at the age of 80. She was united in marriage to Adrian Modean Young on Oct. 19, 1946, at Lake City, Ark. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a homemaker and a member of the Salem Pentecostal Church of God...
Gary R. Workman (11/09/07)
Gary R. Workman, 66, of Sterling, Neb., formerly of Murray, Neb., died Oct. 26, 2007, at the Johnson County Hospital in Tecumseh. He was born Sept. 28, 1941, in Shubert, Neb. He graduated from Stella High School and then graduated from Peru State Teacher's College with a degree in secondary education in industrial arts and science...
Beatrice (Lasley)?Hayes (11/09/07)
Beatrice N. (Lasley) Hayes, 86, of Ash Flat, Ark., died Oct. 26, 2007, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. She was born Feb. 9, 1921, in Schuyler County, Mo., the daughter of the late John and Hila Lasley. Beatrice married Bernard Hayes in 1936...
Geneva M. Baker (11/09/07)
Geneva M. Baker, 71, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Nov. 1, 2007, following an automobile accident in Cherokee Village. She was born on Feb. 16, 1936, in Wichita, Kan., the daughter of Clifford Cline and Florence (Caylor) Cline. She was united in marriage to Claude I. Baker Jr. on June 26, 1954, in Wichita, Kan. Geneva and Claude moved to Cherokee Village eight years ago from Kansas. She enjoyed ceramics and making jewelry and loved to bake...
Warren C. Roach (11/09/07)
Warren C. Roach, 86, of Sandtown, Ark., died Nov. 1, 2007, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born Jan. 9, 1921, in Independence County to Edwin Walter and Eva (Carter) Roach. He was a U.S. Army veteran having served in World War II; retired from Northern Propane in Batesville; and a member of the Pool's Chapel Free Will Baptist Church in Sandtown...