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Stories from Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Appeal delivers not guilty verdict (04/30/08)
Chris Murphy Staff Writer Nearly two years after a Mammoth Spring man was found guilty of a variety of charges, a Sharp County jury found him not guilty of the two charges brought up on appeal April 17. Joe Michael Harper, 38, was found not guilty in Sharp County Circuit Court on the charges of terroristic threatening and harassing communications. ...
CV Animal Services to (04/30/08)
Chris Murphy Staff Writer The Spring River Animal Services is having an open house May 3. According to Cherokee Village Animal Control Officer Shorlyn Morris, the event kicks off at 10 a.m. and lasts until 2 p.m. The facility is located near Ash Flat on Highway 289 across from IESI...
They've done it again (04/30/08)
Jody Shackelford Staff Writer The words "check mate" still ring as Izard County Consolidated brings home lucky number seven from the 2008 Arkansas State Chess Tournament to set a first place winning streak span, breathing down the neck of a decade...
Building must come down (04/30/08)
Jody Shackelford Staff Writer A line has to be drawn somewhere. The Horseshoe Bend City Council upheld a resolution to remove a structure from the city, in spite of the owner's request for more time April 21. Horseshoe Bend has a set of city codes pertaining to the condition of property and homes, and Horseshoe Bend Mayor Bob Barnes said, "The property is in multiple violations."...
Sewage questions answered (04/30/08)
Jan Thompson Staff Writer OREGON COUNTY -- There have been many questions regarding the sewage laws in Oregon County. Many area residents do not know the rules and regulations regarding on-site sewage systems. According to Julie Crowell, environmental public health specialist with the Oregon County Health Department, "All businesses, churches, mobile home parks, etc., are required to obtain a permit to install an on-site sewage system from the health department," Crowell said...
Unplug the games (04/30/08)
Chris Murphy Staff Writer An unattended PlayStation 2 caused a fire in a Cherokee Village home April 18. The call came in to the fire station at 2:20 p.m. The fire was at 1 Pottawattamie Drive, the home of Larry and Sherry Edwards, said Fire Chief Mike Taylor...
Water damage continues (04/30/08)
By Steven Looney Special to SMN THAYER -- The Fun and Friends water disaster in downtown Thayer continues. Large amounts of water flowed down Chestnut Street, and into the Warm Fork River March 18. Initially, it was thought the water seeping through the back concrete wall of Fun and Friends was being generated by the huge amount of rapid rainfall. Run-off was gushing down the alleyway between the senior center, a vacant business and the back wall of the Bank of Thayer...
Political Rally (04/30/08)
Jody Shackelford Staff Writer Fulton County political candidates spoke to a crowd of more then 100 during the Fulton County Hospital Foundation's ham and bean fundraiser and political rally April 22 at the Hickinbotham-Miller building at the Fulton County Fairgrounds in Salem...
Dogwood Daze coming to Thayer (04/30/08)
THAYER -- Dogwood Daze in Thayer will be May 3, starting with a pancake breakfast at Thayer High School from 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. A city wide yard sale will also be held that day from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. The merchants of Thayer are invited to place special sale items on the sidewalk outside their business. People outside the city are welcome to bring yard sale items to the parking lot south of the police station...
Search continues for Century Farms (04/30/08)
Jan Thompson Staff Writer OREGON COUNTY -- Oregon County is rich in agricultural history. Many farms in the area have been in one family for many years. That is one of the reasons University of Extension is again on a search for Century Farms. According to officials with the local Extension office at Alton, these are farms that have been in a family for 100 years or more. These farms will be recognized in the Missouri Century Farm program...
Team captains to meet (04/30/08)
THAYER -- The Relay for Life team captain's meeting will be May 8, at 6 p.m. at the Thayer High School Football Field. Relay officials said this will be a planning meeting for Oregon County Relay for Life that is planned for May 16. A special luminary ceremony during the American Cancer Society Relay for Life in Oregon County remembers those lost to cancer and honors those who have survived...
In times of crisis heroes emerge (04/30/08)
"I thought I was going to burn alive," Viola Assistant Fire Chief Charlene Crowl said as she recalled the accident that left her and fellow firefighter Lena Sutterfield trapped in a burning home April 22. "He saved our lives." Viola Fire Chief Boyd Dailey rescued Crowl and Sutterfield after the floor collapsed from under their feet minutes before the $175,000 home of Richard Munson, located west of Viola, was consumed by flames...
Work continues on county roads (04/30/08)
Jan Thompson Staff Writer OREGON COUNTY -- All of the 554 miles of county roads in Oregon County have been damaged in some fashion by recent flooding in the area. "Some of the county roads in the northern portion of the county are in worse shape than others," Northern District Commissioner Buddy Wright said...
Fee waived (04/30/08)
Jan Thompson Staff Writer MISSOURI -- Oregon County Health Department Administrator Shiela Russell said she recently received word that due to flooding in southern Missouri the state is waiving the fee for private well testing. A news release from Gov. Matt Blunt's office said, "The flooding has devastated many Missouri communities and the safety of the water supply in some areas is a very real concern."...
Analog radios become outdated (04/30/08)
Terrah Baker Staff Writer Local emergency response departments are implementing a new digital radio system that cannot be heard over a traditional analog scanner. Since 2003, the Arkansas State Police Department has been obtaining digital radios through the federal government to implement the Arkansas Wireless Information Network, AWIN, system for purposes of emergency management and better communications safety. ...
Building must come down (04/30/08)
Jody Shackelford Staff Writer A line has to be drawn somewhere. The Horseshoe Bend City Council upheld a resolution to remove a structure from the city, in spite of the owner's request for more time April 21. Horseshoe Bend has a set of city codes pertaining to the condition of property and homes, and Horseshoe Bend Mayor Bob Barnes said, "The property is in multiple violations."...
Political Rally (04/30/08)
Jody Shackelford Staff Writer Fulton County political candidates spoke to a crowd of more then 100 during the Fulton County Hospital Foundation's ham and bean fundraiser and political rally April 22 at the Hickinbotham-Miller building at the Fulton County Fairgrounds in Salem...
Unplug the games (04/30/08)
Chris Murphy Staff Writer An unattended PlayStation 2 caused a fire in a Cherokee Village home April 18. The call came in to the fire station at 2:20 p.m. The fire was at 1 Pottawattamie Drive, the home of Larry and Sherry Edwards, said Fire Chief Mike Taylor...
CV Animal Services to (04/30/08)
Chris Murphy Staff Writer The Spring River Animal Services is having an open house May 3. According to Cherokee Village Animal Control Officer Shorlyn Morris, the event kicks off at 10 a.m. and lasts until 2 p.m. The facility is located near Ash Flat on Highway 289 across from IESI...
Water damage continues (04/30/08)
By Steven Looney Special to SMN THAYER -- The Fun and Friends water disaster in downtown Thayer continues. Large amounts of water flowed down Chestnut Street, and into the Warm Fork River March 18. Initially, it was thought the water seeping through the back concrete wall of Fun and Friends was being generated by the huge amount of rapid rainfall. Run-off was gushing down the alleyway between the senior center, a vacant business and the back wall of the Bank of Thayer...
Appeal delivers not guilty verdict (04/30/08)
Chris Murphy Staff Writer Nearly two years after a Mammoth Spring man was found guilty of a variety of charges, a Sharp County jury found him not guilty of the two charges brought up on appeal April 17. Joe Michael Harper, 38, was found not guilty in Sharp County Circuit Court on the charges of terroristic threatening and harassing communications. ...
Sewage questions answered (04/30/08)
Jan Thompson Staff Writer OREGON COUNTY -- There have been many questions regarding the sewage laws in Oregon County. Many area residents do not know the rules and regulations regarding on-site sewage systems. According to Julie Crowell, environmental public health specialist with the Oregon County Health Department, "All businesses, churches, mobile home parks, etc., are required to obtain a permit to install an on-site sewage system from the health department," Crowell said...
Dogwood Daze coming to Thayer (04/30/08)
THAYER -- Dogwood Daze in Thayer will be May 3, starting with a pancake breakfast at Thayer High School from 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. A city wide yard sale will also be held that day from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. The merchants of Thayer are invited to place special sale items on the sidewalk outside their business. People outside the city are welcome to bring yard sale items to the parking lot south of the police station...
They've done it again (04/30/08)
Jody Shackelford Staff Writer The words "check mate" still ring as Izard County Consolidated brings home lucky number seven from the 2008 Arkansas State Chess Tournament to set a first place winning streak span, breathing down the neck of a decade...
In times of crisis heroes emerge (04/30/08)
"I thought I was going to burn alive," Viola Assistant Fire Chief Charlene Crowl said as she recalled the accident that left her and fellow firefighter Lena Sutterfield trapped in a burning home April 22. "He saved our lives." Viola Fire Chief Boyd Dailey rescued Crowl and Sutterfield after the floor collapsed from under their feet minutes before the $175,000 home of Richard Munson, located west of Viola, was consumed by flames...
Team captains to meet (04/30/08)
THAYER -- The Relay for Life team captain's meeting will be May 8, at 6 p.m. at the Thayer High School Football Field. Relay officials said this will be a planning meeting for Oregon County Relay for Life that is planned for May 16. A special luminary ceremony during the American Cancer Society Relay for Life in Oregon County remembers those lost to cancer and honors those who have survived...
Search continues for Century Farms (04/30/08)
Jan Thompson Staff Writer OREGON COUNTY -- Oregon County is rich in agricultural history. Many farms in the area have been in one family for many years. That is one of the reasons University of Extension is again on a search for Century Farms. According to officials with the local Extension office at Alton, these are farms that have been in a family for 100 years or more. These farms will be recognized in the Missouri Century Farm program...
Analog radios become outdated (04/30/08)
Terrah Baker Staff Writer Local emergency response departments are implementing a new digital radio system that cannot be heard over a traditional analog scanner. Since 2003, the Arkansas State Police Department has been obtaining digital radios through the federal government to implement the Arkansas Wireless Information Network, AWIN, system for purposes of emergency management and better communications safety. ...
Fee waived (04/30/08)
Jan Thompson Staff Writer MISSOURI -- Oregon County Health Department Administrator Shiela Russell said she recently received word that due to flooding in southern Missouri the state is waiving the fee for private well testing. A news release from Gov. Matt Blunt's office said, "The flooding has devastated many Missouri communities and the safety of the water supply in some areas is a very real concern."...
Work continues on county roads (04/30/08)
Jan Thompson Staff Writer OREGON COUNTY -- All of the 554 miles of county roads in Oregon County have been damaged in some fashion by recent flooding in the area. "Some of the county roads in the northern portion of the county are in worse shape than others," Northern District Commissioner Buddy Wright said...
Izard County tops Melbourne (04/30/08)
Sarah Taylor pitched a seven-hitter and went three-for-four at the plate, including two RBIs, to lead the Izard County Lady Cougars to a 5-3 win over the Melbourne Lady Bearkatz at Melbourne on April 22. The victory gave the Lady Cougars the conference championship with an 8-0 record, while the Lady Bearkatz fell to 6-2 in conference play...
Cougars district tourney champs (04/30/08)
The Izard County Cougars, much like they did during the regular season, ran roughshod over the competition in the 1A-2 East District Tournament in Melbourne. The Cougars won the tournament championship with an 18-3 win over Mammoth Spring in the tourney finals April 26...
Cougars district tourney champs (04/30/08)
The Izard County Cougars, much like they did during the regular season, ran roughshod over the competition in the 1A-2 East District Tournament in Melbourne. The Cougars won the tournament championship with an 18-3 win over Mammoth Spring in the tourney finals April 26...
Izard County tops Melbourne (04/30/08)
Sarah Taylor pitched a seven-hitter and went three-for-four at the plate, including two RBIs, to lead the Izard County Lady Cougars to a 5-3 win over the Melbourne Lady Bearkatz at Melbourne on April 22. The victory gave the Lady Cougars the conference championship with an 8-0 record, while the Lady Bearkatz fell to 6-2 in conference play...
Veola Henderson (04/30/08)
Veola Shaver Henderson, 80, of Sulphur Rock, Ark., died on April 25, 2008, at a Batesville hospital. She was born Aug. 24, 1926, at Mount Pleasant, Ark., the daughter of the late Oather and Minie (Henderson) Shaver. She was a homemaker and attended the Jesus is the Way Church at Magness...
Larry Dwan Greenway (04/30/08)
Larry Dwan Greenway of Viola, Ark., son of the late Bill Greenway and Barbara Apodaca Greenway, was born Nov. 17, 1951, in Kansas City, Mo. He died April 26, 2008, at Hospice House of the Ozarks in Mountain Home at the age of 56. He was united in marriage to Joyce Murtha in 1971. He later married Gracie Blissard. He was a child advocate in the courts in Tennessee for many years. He was a Christian...
Jack L. Ward (04/30/08)
Jack L. Ward, 73, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., died April 21, 2008. He was born in Corning, Ark. He graduated from High School and enlisted in the Navy. He later obtained several master's degrees from Arkansas State University, University of Arkansas and the University of Arizona. He taught school at Old Main, Parkview, Central and Mann...
Deanna Marie Bobo (04/30/08)
Deanna Marie Bobo, 38, of Ash Flat, Ark., died April 22, 2008, at the St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was born Jan. 20, 1970, at Batesville, Ark., the daughter Paul Dean and Helen Marie Huckabee Snyder. She was an accountant for Century Flooring in Melbourne, coached the girls Highland Summer Softball League for eight plus years and attended the Liberty Hill Methodist Church located in the Liberty Hill community...
Martha Oakley (04/30/08)
Martha Oakley, 88, died Tuesday, April 22, 2008, at Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehab in Ash Flat, Ark. She is survived by: one daughter, Martha Dinwiddie of Glendora, Calif.; and two sons, Richard Oakley of Barstow, Calif., and Sam Oakley of Hardy, Ark...
Betty Jo Pickens (04/30/08)
Betty Jo Pickens of Cherokee Village died Wednesday, April 16, 2008 in her home. She was born June 5, 1933, in Birmingham, Ala., to Henry Wilson and Dosia Marie Pickens. She received a bachelor's degree in business education from Arkansas Tech University and a master's degree in education from Arkansas State University...
Harry John Jameson (04/30/08)
Harry John Jameson, 62, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., son of the late Harry and Cecilia (Schultz) Jameson, was born Feb. 1, 1946, in New York City, N.Y. He died April 19, 2008, at his home in Horseshoe Bend. He was united in marriage to Mary Elizabeth Rust on Feb. 14, 1993, at Fort Smith, Ark...
Bernice Tipton (04/30/08)
Bernice Tipton, 82, of Hardy, Ark., died Thursday, April 17, 2008, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. She was a homemaker. She is survived by: one son, Teddy Tipton and his wife Janetta of Hardy; two grandsons, Jeff Tipton and wife Cheryl of Nixa Mo., and Teddy E. Tipton of Hardy; and six great-grandchildren...
Grace Linebarger (04/30/08)
Grace Martin Linebarger, 100, of Batesville, Ark., died April 25, 2008, at Poplar, Bluff, Mo. She was born March 14, 1908, at Batesville, Ark., the daughter of Alan and Mame Amelia (Hays) Martin. She was a retired school teacher, homemaker and a member of the First Presbyterian Church at Batesville...
Annie Lorene Gould (04/30/08)
Annie Lorene Gould, 88, of Jonesboro, Ark., died April 23, 2008, at the St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was born June 22, 1919, at Jamestown, Ark., the daughter of Robert Columbus and Ollie Mae (Worthen) Baker. She was a retired factory worker and of the Methodist faith...
Larry Dwan Greenway (04/30/08)
Larry Dwan Greenway of Viola, Ark., son of the late Bill Greenway and Barbara Apodaca Greenway, was born Nov. 17, 1951, in Kansas City, Mo. He died April 26, 2008, at Hospice House of the Ozarks in Mountain Home at the age of 56. He was united in marriage to Joyce Murtha in 1971. He later married Gracie Blissard. He was a child advocate in the courts in Tennessee for many years. He was a Christian...
Veola Henderson (04/30/08)
Veola Shaver Henderson, 80, of Sulphur Rock, Ark., died on April 25, 2008, at a Batesville hospital. She was born Aug. 24, 1926, at Mount Pleasant, Ark., the daughter of the late Oather and Minie (Henderson) Shaver. She was a homemaker and attended the Jesus is the Way Church at Magness...
Grace Linebarger (04/30/08)
Grace Martin Linebarger, 100, of Batesville, Ark., died April 25, 2008, at Poplar, Bluff, Mo. She was born March 14, 1908, at Batesville, Ark., the daughter of Alan and Mame Amelia (Hays) Martin. She was a retired school teacher, homemaker and a member of the First Presbyterian Church at Batesville...
Annie Lorene Gould (04/30/08)
Annie Lorene Gould, 88, of Jonesboro, Ark., died April 23, 2008, at the St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was born June 22, 1919, at Jamestown, Ark., the daughter of Robert Columbus and Ollie Mae (Worthen) Baker. She was a retired factory worker and of the Methodist faith...
Bernice Tipton (04/30/08)
Bernice Tipton, 82, of Hardy, Ark., died Thursday, April 17, 2008, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. She was a homemaker. She is survived by: one son, Teddy Tipton and his wife Janetta of Hardy; two grandsons, Jeff Tipton and wife Cheryl of Nixa Mo., and Teddy E. Tipton of Hardy; and six great-grandchildren...
Betty Jo Pickens (04/30/08)
Betty Jo Pickens of Cherokee Village died Wednesday, April 16, 2008 in her home. She was born June 5, 1933, in Birmingham, Ala., to Henry Wilson and Dosia Marie Pickens. She received a bachelor's degree in business education from Arkansas Tech University and a master's degree in education from Arkansas State University...
Deanna Marie Bobo (04/30/08)
Deanna Marie Bobo, 38, of Ash Flat, Ark., died April 22, 2008, at the St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was born Jan. 20, 1970, at Batesville, Ark., the daughter Paul Dean and Helen Marie Huckabee Snyder. She was an accountant for Century Flooring in Melbourne, coached the girls Highland Summer Softball League for eight plus years and attended the Liberty Hill Methodist Church located in the Liberty Hill community...
Martha Oakley (04/30/08)
Martha Oakley, 88, died Tuesday, April 22, 2008, at Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehab in Ash Flat, Ark. She is survived by: one daughter, Martha Dinwiddie of Glendora, Calif.; and two sons, Richard Oakley of Barstow, Calif., and Sam Oakley of Hardy, Ark...
Harry John Jameson (04/30/08)
Harry John Jameson, 62, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., son of the late Harry and Cecilia (Schultz) Jameson, was born Feb. 1, 1946, in New York City, N.Y. He died April 19, 2008, at his home in Horseshoe Bend. He was united in marriage to Mary Elizabeth Rust on Feb. 14, 1993, at Fort Smith, Ark...
Jack L. Ward (04/30/08)
Jack L. Ward, 73, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., died April 21, 2008. He was born in Corning, Ark. He graduated from High School and enlisted in the Navy. He later obtained several master's degrees from Arkansas State University, University of Arkansas and the University of Arizona. He taught school at Old Main, Parkview, Central and Mann...
Martha Oakley (04/30/08)
Martha Oakley, 88, died Tuesday, April 22, 2008, at Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehab in Ash Flat, Ark. She is survived by: one daughter, Martha Dinwiddie of Glendora, Calif.; and two sons, Richard Oakley of Barstow, Calif., and Sam Oakley of Hardy, Ark. ...
Harry John Jameson (04/30/08)
Harry John Jameson, 62, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., son of the late Harry and Cecilia (Schultz) Jameson, was born Feb. 1, 1946, in New York City, N.Y. He died April 19, 2008, at his home in Horseshoe Bend. He was united in marriage to Mary Elizabeth Rust on Feb. ...
Deanna Marie Bobo (04/30/08)
Deanna Marie Bobo, 38, of Ash Flat, Ark., died April 22, 2008, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was born Jan. 20, 1970, at Batesville, Ark., the daughter of Paul Dean and Helen Marie Huckabee Snyder. She was an accountant for Century Flooring in Melbourne, coached the girls Highland Summer Softball League for eight plus years and attended the Liberty Hill Methodist Church located in the Liberty Hill community. ...
Annie Lorene Gould (04/30/08)
Annie Lorene Gould, 88, of Jonesboro, Ark., died April 23, 2008, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was born June 22, 1919, at Jamestown, Ark., the daughter of Robert Columbus and Ollie Mae (Worthen) Baker. She was a retired factory worker and of the Methodist faith. ...
Keely Jo Stevens (04/30/08)
Roger and Maudie Jo Stevens of Thayer are the parents of a baby girl, Keely Jo. She was born at 10:43 a.m., April 10, 2008, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces and was 19 inches long. Her sibling is Hadley. Grandparents are Larry and Joyce Smith of Bakersfield and Wendall and Roberta Stevens of Thayer...
Delaney Grace Thompson (04/30/08)
Eric and Andrea Thompson of Heber Springs announce the birth of their daughter, Delaney Grace Thompson. She was born April 17, 2008, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville at 2:16 p.m. and weighed 8 pounds, 15 ounces and was 19 inches long. She was welcomed by her brother, Wyatt...
Callie Jo Young (04/30/08)
Clint and Candace Young of Mammoth Spring announce the birth of their daughter, Callie Jo Young. Callie Jo was born at 9:36 p.m. on March 17, 2008, at White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. She weighed 5 pounds, 15 ounces and was 18-3/4 inches long...
Keely Jo Stevens (04/30/08)
Roger and Maudie Jo Stevens of Thayer are the parents of a baby girl, Keely Jo. She was born at 10:43 a.m., April 10, 2008, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces and was 19 inches long. Her sibling is Hadley. Grandparents are Larry and Joyce Smith of Bakersfield and Wendall and Roberta Stevens of Thayer...
Delaney Grace Thompson (04/30/08)
Eric and Andrea Thompson of Heber Springs announce the birth of their daughter, Delaney Grace Thompson. She was born April 17, 2008, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville at 2:16 p.m. and weighed 8 pounds, 15 ounces and was 19 inches long. She was welcomed by her brother, Wyatt...
Callie Jo Young (04/30/08)
Clint and Candace Young of Mammoth Spring announce the birth of their daughter, Callie Jo Young. Callie Jo was born at 9:36 p.m. on March 17, 2008, at White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. She weighed 5 pounds, 15 ounces and was 18-3/4 inches long...
Cates to celebrate wedding anniversary (04/30/08)
Thomas and Georgeanne Cates will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary during a celebration hosted by their children, May 17. The celebration is a drop-in reception from 2-4 p.m. at the Bank of Thayer Annex located on 108 North Second Street in Thayer, Mo. Omission of gifts is requested...
Cates to celebrate wedding anniversary (04/30/08)
Thomas and Georgeanne Cates will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary during a celebration hosted by their children, May 17. The celebration is a drop-in reception from 2-4 p.m. at the Bank of Thayer Annex located on 108 North Second Street in Thayer, Mo. Omission of gifts is requested...
Your View (04/30/08)
Roberts Cemetery restorationA few years ago on my annual visit to Arkansas looking for ancestors of my Roberts/Crouch family tree, I unearthed a "treasure-trove" in an isolated overgrown, snake infested cemetery. Here was "Mary, wife of W.H. Crouch" -- my great-grandmother Mary Anne Bookout Turner Crouch, and her mother Eliza Bookout buried almost 100 years ago. The stone was so worn it was almost impossible to read...
Trimmer or Tremor (04/30/08)
OK, I really messed up! I didn't write the article but I did proof it, as did two other people, and we all missed it -- several times. To clarify, trimmers is something that cuts weeds and tremor is something you feel from an earthquake. I know people are reading our newspaper(s) because several of them have taken the time to call or e-mail me to tell me about the mistake -- and I thank everyone -- honestly, I do...
My View (04/30/08)
How well do you know the candidates and the jobs they want? In 20 days Fulton County voters will go to the polls to cast their ballots for county officials. Some years the turnout is pretty light, but I think this year we may see a record number of voters...
Trimmer or Tremor (04/30/08)
OK, I really messed up! I didn't write the article but I did proof it, as did two other people, and we all missed it -- several times. To clarify, trimmers is something that cuts weeds and tremor is something you feel from an earthquake. I know people are reading our newspaper(s) because several of them have taken the time to call or e-mail me to tell me about the mistake -- and I thank everyone -- honestly, I do...
Your View (04/30/08)
Roberts Cemetery restorationA few years ago on my annual visit to Arkansas looking for ancestors of my Roberts/Crouch family tree, I unearthed a "treasure-trove" in an isolated overgrown, snake infested cemetery. Here was "Mary, wife of W.H. Crouch" -- my great-grandmother Mary Anne Bookout Turner Crouch, and her mother Eliza Bookout buried almost 100 years ago. The stone was so worn it was almost impossible to read...
My View (04/30/08)
How well do you know the candidates and the jobs they want? In 20 days Fulton County voters will go to the polls to cast their ballots for county officials. Some years the turnout is pretty light, but I think this year we may see a record number of voters...