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Stories from Wednesday, December 26, 2007

School board reviews audit report (12/26/07)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- The Mammoth Spring School Board met in regular session Dec. 17 with all board members present. Superintendent Ron Taylor informed board members that the two FEMA trailers recently purchased by the school have been delivered. They are currently being used for storage...
Vouchers mean new tech products (12/26/07)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- Mammoth Spring School Superintendent Ron Taylor announced last week his school district has received two vouchers worth just over $38,000 from the Microsoft Company to purchase software and hardware for the computers in the school district...
Looking back at 2007 (12/26/07)
The tri county area was busy as ever this year with the "Will they -- won't they" drama concerning the Fulton County Hospital, an new enhanced 9-1-1 system and all the area awards received by students and residents alike. Here is the year in brief...
Salem water, sewer rates going up (12/26/07)
The City of Salem has plans to increase the base rate and rate per-gallon charge for residential and commercial water and sewer customers in Salem. The topic was discussed at the Dec. 13 city council meeting. "This is the first increase in several years," Salem Mayor Gary Clayton said...
Praying for a brighter future (12/26/07)
Kacie Diane Sallee was welcomed into the world by her parents, Miranda and Stephen Sallee, on April 27, 1999. Although she had a problem during her first few days of life keeping her blood sugar level up, she was soon ready to go home with her proud parents...
Principal resigns (12/26/07)
The Viola School Board voted to accept Viola High School Principal Frederick Robinson's resignation at the Dec. 13 regular meeting of the board. Larry Luther and Jeremy Lewis have been selected to fill Robinson's place until the end of the 2007 school year...
Classmate and friend (12/26/07)
KOSHKONONG -- The recent death of a friend and classmate brought a local school closer than can be imagined. The junior and senior classes at Koshkonong High School have joined together and raised funds to pay for a headstone and for the funeral of a classmate...
Taking a look back at 2007 (12/26/07)
Reporters Note: This is the first in a two-part series featuring interesting events in the Thayer/Mammoth Spring area in 2007. JANUARY: It was announced that a mobile food pantry would be coming to Oregon County starting in January. The minimum wage increased in Missouri starting Jan. 1 from $5.15 an hour to $6.50...
School board reviews audit report (12/26/07)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- The Mammoth Spring School Board met in regular session Dec. 17 with all board members present. Superintendent Ron Taylor informed board members that the two FEMA trailers recently purchased by the school have been delivered. They are currently being used for storage...
Praying for a brighter future (12/26/07)
Kacie Diane Sallee was welcomed into the world by her parents, Miranda and Stephen Sallee, on April 27, 1999. Although she had a problem during her first few days of life keeping her blood sugar level up, she was soon ready to go home with her proud parents...
Salem water, sewer rates going up (12/26/07)
The City of Salem has plans to increase the base rate and rate per-gallon charge for residential and commercial water and sewer customers in Salem. The topic was discussed at the Dec. 13 city council meeting. "This is the first increase in several years," Salem Mayor Gary Clayton said...
Looking back at 2007 (12/26/07)
The tri county area was busy as ever this year with the "Will they -- won't they" drama concerning the Fulton County Hospital, an new enhanced 9-1-1 system and all the area awards received by students and residents alike. Here is the year in brief...
Vouchers mean new tech products (12/26/07)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- Mammoth Spring School Superintendent Ron Taylor announced last week his school district has received two vouchers worth just over $38,000 from the Microsoft Company to purchase software and hardware for the computers in the school district...
Taking a look back at 2007 (12/26/07)
Reporters Note: This is the first in a two-part series featuring interesting events in the Thayer/Mammoth Spring area in 2007. JANUARY: It was announced that a mobile food pantry would be coming to Oregon County starting in January. The minimum wage increased in Missouri starting Jan. 1 from $5.15 an hour to $6.50...
Classmate and friend (12/26/07)
KOSHKONONG -- The recent death of a friend and classmate brought a local school closer than can be imagined. The junior and senior classes at Koshkonong High School have joined together and raised funds to pay for a headstone and for the funeral of a classmate...
Principal resigns (12/26/07)
The Viola School Board voted to accept Viola High School Principal Frederick Robinson's resignation at the Dec. 13 regular meeting of the board. Larry Luther and Jeremy Lewis have been selected to fill Robinson's place until the end of the 2007 school year...
Combs -- Willard (12/26/07)
Wayne Combs of Couch and Kimberlin Combs of Alton announce the marriage of their daughter, Tonya Combs, to Brandon Willard, son of Perry and Marie Willard of Alton. The bride elect is a 2005 graduate of Couch High School and is presently pursuing a degree in elementary education at Missouri State University. ...
Christmas home lighting winners announced (12/26/07)
Winners of the 2007 Cherokee Village Christmas Home Lighting have been selected. The first place winner of $100 is Clarence Retting of 72 Arrowhead Drive. Second place winner of $75 went to Petter Paul and Jacinta Di-Creasce. They are located at 111 Powhatan Drive. ...
Christmas home lighting winners announced (12/26/07)
Winners of the 2007 Cherokee Village Christmas Home Lighting have been selected. The first place winner of $100 is Clarence Retting of 72 Arrowhead Drive. Second place winner of $75 went to Petter Paul and Jacinta Di-Creasce. They are located at 111 Powhatan Drive. ...
Combs -- Willard (12/26/07)
Wayne Combs of Couch and Kimberlin Combs of Alton announce the marriage of their daughter, Tonya Combs, to Brandon Willard, son of Perry and Marie Willard of Alton. The bride elect is a 2005 graduate of Couch High School and is presently pursuing a degree in elementary education at Missouri State University. ...
Couch stumbles late at Viola (12/26/07)
Mikita Thompson made sure the Viola Lady Longhorns got off to a good start early in their non-conference battle with the Couch Lady Indians Dec. 17 at the Longhorn Corral. Thompson busted a pair of treys in the first period to give the Lady Horns the early lead...
Bluebirds smash Cushman (12/26/07)
The Mount Pleasant Bluebirds (16-4) had little trouble disposing of the Cushman Bulldogs Dec. 17, as the Bluebirds rolled to a 64-36 victory. Mount Pleasant sped in front 25-6 after one and was never challenged in the game. Conor Lawrence tallied 16 points for the Bluebirds, with brother Colin adding 15. ...
Couch stumbles late at Viola (12/26/07)
Mikita Thompson made sure the Viola Lady Longhorns got off to a good start early in their non-conference battle with the Couch Lady Indians Dec. 17 at the Longhorn Corral. Thompson busted a pair of treys in the first period to give the Lady Horns the early lead...
Bluebirds smash Cushman (12/26/07)
The Mount Pleasant Bluebirds (16-4) had little trouble disposing of the Cushman Bulldogs Dec. 17, as the Bluebirds rolled to a 64-36 victory. Mount Pleasant sped in front 25-6 after one and was never challenged in the game. Conor Lawrence tallied 16 points for the Bluebirds, with brother Colin adding 15. ...
Edna D. Ketchens (12/26/07)
Edna D. Ketchens, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late Grover Cleveland and Carrie (Evans) Nugent, was born Dec. 17, 1921, at French Fork, La. She died Dec. 15, 2007, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark., at the age of 85. She was united in marriage to Cyrus B. Ketchens Sr. in the summer of 1942, in Jena, La...
Elizabeth (Betty) Ocker (12/26/07)
Elizabeth (Betty) Ocker, 85, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died Dec. 11, 2007, at Crown Point Nursing and Rehab Center in Horseshoe Bend. She was born Dec. 31, 1921, the daughter of the late George John and Francis Hersch Linker in Chicago, Ill. She spent her early years in Jefferson City, Mo. ...
Louis J. Zeibert (12/26/07)
Louis J. Zeibert, 63, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Dec. 15, 2007, at his residence. He was born Oct. 30, 1944, in Chicago, Ill., the son of Louis Joseph Zeibert and Barbara (Chamberlain) Zeibert. He worked for many years for Allied Disposal before retiring.?He moved with his wife, Susan, to Cherokee Village from Blue Island, Ill., in 2006...
James Earl Whiteside (12/26/07)
James Earl Corrin Whiteside was born June 23, 1943, in Delaplaine, Ark., the son of Bill Whiteside and Ethel Carter. He died Dec. 16, 2007, at his home near Mammoth Spring, Ark., at the age of 64. He was united in marriage July 22, 1972, at Hardy, Ark., to Velma Rogers. ...
Brennie Whitaker (12/26/07)
Brennie Whitaker, 98, of Burke, Va., formerly of Thayer, Mo., died Dec. 7, 2007, in Burke Health Care Center in Burke, Va. Interment was held on Dec. 13 in the Thayer Cemetery at Thayer, Mo., with arrangements under the direction of the Carter Funeral Home of Thayer, Mo...
Brennie Whitaker (12/26/07)
Brennie Whitaker, 98, of Burke, Va., formerly of Thayer, Mo., died Dec. 7, 2007, in Burke Health Care Center in Burke, Va. Interment was held on Dec. 13 in the Thayer Cemetery at Thayer, Mo., with arrangements under the direction of the Carter Funeral Home of Thayer, Mo...
James Earl Whiteside (12/26/07)
James Earl Corrin Whiteside was born June 23, 1943, in Delaplaine, Ark., the son of Bill Whiteside and Ethel Carter. He died Dec. 16, 2007, at his home near Mammoth Spring, Ark., at the age of 64. He was united in marriage July 22, 1972, at Hardy, Ark., to Velma Rogers. ...
Louis J. Zeibert (12/26/07)
Louis J. Zeibert, 63, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Dec. 15, 2007, at his residence. He was born Oct. 30, 1944, in Chicago, Ill., the son of Louis Joseph Zeibert and Barbara (Chamberlain) Zeibert. He worked for many years for Allied Disposal before retiring.?He moved with his wife, Susan, to Cherokee Village from Blue Island, Ill., in 2006...
Elizabeth (Betty) Ocker (12/26/07)
Elizabeth (Betty) Ocker, 85, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died Dec. 11, 2007, at Crown Point Nursing and Rehab Center in Horseshoe Bend. She was born Dec. 31, 1921, the daughter of the late George John and Francis Hersch Linker in Chicago, Ill. She spent her early years in Jefferson City, Mo. ...
Edna D. Ketchens (12/26/07)
Edna D. Ketchens, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late Grover Cleveland and Carrie (Evans) Nugent, was born Dec. 17, 1921, at French Fork, La. She died Dec. 15, 2007, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark., at the age of 85. She was united in marriage to Cyrus B. Ketchens Sr. in the summer of 1942, in Jena, La...
Wings to celebrate 50th wedding anniversary (12/26/07)
Russell and Rosemarie Wing of Cherokee Village will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Dec. 29 at the South Course Grill.Russ and Rosemarie Wing were married at Holy Trinity Church in San Pedro, Calif., on Dec. 28, 1957.They were blessed with three sons, Steven (Merry Jo) of Louisville, Ky., Kevin of Arcadia, Calif., and Gregory (Linda) of Warren, Mich. They have four grandchildren.The Wings moved to Cherokee Village in August of 2001 from Kansasville, Wis...
Wings to celebrate 50th wedding anniversary (12/26/07)
Russell and Rosemarie Wing of Cherokee Village will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Dec. 29 at the South Course Grill.Russ and Rosemarie Wing were married at Holy Trinity Church in San Pedro, Calif., on Dec. 28, 1957.They were blessed with three sons, Steven (Merry Jo) of Louisville, Ky., Kevin of Arcadia, Calif., and Gregory (Linda) of Warren, Mich. They have four grandchildren.The Wings moved to Cherokee Village in August of 2001 from Kansasville, Wis...
Your View (12/26/07)
Some facts about Iraq There's too much in the newspapers which reflect that the war in Iraq is going badly by showing all the death and destruction and very little of the positive things that are happening. The following came in an e-mail from a friend that I know checks out facts before passing them on. I wonder how many people are unaware of the following facts:...
Are you maybe a little be proud? (12/26/07)
So, admit it ... As Arkansans, aren't you just a little bit proud that Huckabee is soaring toward the top of the Republican dogfight? It doesn't matter if you're not a Republican (which in our area means about 99.9 percent of the population). Huckabee, who the all-powerful know-it-all media has treated like a piece of lint on a brand new suit, is now being treated as a likely Republican candidate in 2008. I think it's great. I like it when the underdog soars ahead...
Your View (12/26/07)
Some facts about Iraq There's too much in the newspapers which reflect that the war in Iraq is going badly by showing all the death and destruction and very little of the positive things that are happening. The following came in an e-mail from a friend that I know checks out facts before passing them on. I wonder how many people are unaware of the following facts:...
Are you maybe a little be proud? (12/26/07)
So, admit it ... As Arkansans, aren't you just a little bit proud that Huckabee is soaring toward the top of the Republican dogfight? It doesn't matter if you're not a Republican (which in our area means about 99.9 percent of the population). Huckabee, who the all-powerful know-it-all media has treated like a piece of lint on a brand new suit, is now being treated as a likely Republican candidate in 2008. I think it's great. I like it when the underdog soars ahead...