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Stories from Thursday, February 5, 2009

Ice storm cripples area (02/05/09)
Taking a warm shower or even the simplicity of turning on a light switch has been difficult for many people in the area who are without power. Everyday things people do during the day that they take for granted, such as having a hot cup of coffee or watching TV, will be among some of the things they will enjoy having back once power is restored. But, many residents without electricity will have to have patience, hunker down and live a bit rough for the time being...
Power outages cripple many (02/05/09)
Jan Thompson Staff Writer The Oregon County/Mammoth Spring area is in restoration mode after two to three inches of ice followed by an inch or more of snow blanketed northern Arkansas and southern Missouri last week. Mammoth Spring Ice pounded the city of Mammoth Spring starting Jan. ...
Mother Nature's Wrath (02/05/09)
If you have watched a war movie on television or in a theater or have been in a war zone (or maybe East L.A.), then the sounds of gunfire and explosions everywhere around you are what you might have experienced. Tuesday night, Jan. 27, the cities of Thayer, Mammoth Spring and surrounding areas had all those sounds and more and could have been considered a war zone...
FEMA urging caution when using chain saws (02/05/09)
As victims of the recent ice storm turn to the task of cleaning up debris, the State of Missouri Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) urge them to exercise caution. Many jobs will require the use of tools and machinery that, if used improperly, could result in serious injury or death...
Ways to prevent Carbon Monoxide poisoning (02/05/09)
Public health officials are urging caution during the recovery and clean-up stages following the massive ice storm that swept across northern Arkansas last week. "We are especially concerned about carbon monoxide poisoning right now, as people without power try to stay warm," said Dr. James Phillips, Branch Chief, Infectious Disease Branch of the Arkansas Department of Health. "Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning can happen within minutes, and it can kill you or make you very sick."...
Department of Health urges residents to use caution with thawing food (02/05/09)
The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) is urging residents of storm-damaged areas to be careful with food and water as power is being restored this week. Power outages in some areas may last several days, and maintaining proper refrigeration of food is a concern, officials say...
Use caution when using generators (02/05/09)
The State of Missouri Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) urge residents who may be using generators for power to be aware of the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning. As ice storm victims tackle the massive job of clearing up debris left by the recent storms many will turn to portable generators for power. ...
Ice storm creates blood shortage for Red Cross (02/05/09)
As a result of this week's storms numerous blood drives were cancelled in the interest of safety and more than 800 donations have been lost. Each blood donation can impact the lives of as many as three patients in an area hospital. The American Red Cross would like to remind everyone of the constant need for blood and encourages donors to respond now...
Sport Show ready to roll (02/05/09)
The 2009 Greater Ozarks Region Outdoor Adventures Sport Show is set for Feb. 13-15 in West Plains at the Civic Center. The show will open Feb. 13 and run from noon until 7 p.m., then on Feb. 14, hours are 9 a.m. until 7 p.m., and on the last day, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m...
A warm place and a kind word (02/05/09)
For some, it was a place for companionship and a chance to possibly help others, but for many, the emergency shelters in the area were the only place they could go for warmth, water and food. The shelter at the First Baptist Church in Salem was opened Jan. ...
Don't plan on FEMA reimbursements (02/05/09)
Neighbors helping neighbors (02/05/09)
Many knew the ice storm was coming but no one could have known the magnitude of the devastation. Stores that were stocked Jan. 26 were soon out of supplies for residents to buy and survive on during power outages the next day. Those power outages would carry over into the following week and perhaps for some residents several weeks after...
Use caution with food (02/05/09)
The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) is urging residents of storm-damaged areas to be careful with food and water as power is being restored this week. Power outages in some areas may last several days, and maintaining proper refrigeration of food is a concern, officials say...
Historical ice storm (02/05/09)
Old man winter more than reared his ugly head this past week, leaving behind damage that surpasses any in recent history, not excluding the tornado that wrecked Highland a year ago. The stories from this unprecedented ice storm will be told for generations as many revert to basic survival within their homes. Doing without necessities such as electric, heat and water, many are realizing simply how good they really have it...
No power for many (02/05/09)
A week after a devastating ice storm hit Sharp County and most of Northern Arkansas, thousands of residents are still without power and other necessities. Mother Nature has not been very kind to Sharp County in the past year. Some are still recovering from the Feb. 5 tornado that ravaged much of the Highland area and other parts of the county. The tornado was quickly followed by floods in March...
Waste not -- means a warm meal for many in area (02/05/09)
It has been proven countless times that the best of the human spirit always shines brightest during the bleakest of times. The recent catastrophic ice storm of last week brought out the best in many local citizens as they served much needed food to those in need and emergency workers as a result of Price Chopper in Hardy's power outage...
Generators can be harmful (02/05/09)
The State of Missouri Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) urge residents who may be using generators for power to be aware of the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning. As ice storm victims tackle the massive job of clearing up debris left by the recent storms many will turn to portable generators for power. ...
FEMA urging caution when using chain saws (02/05/09)
As victims of the recent ice storm turn to the task of cleaning up debris, the State of Missouri Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) urge them to exercise caution. Many jobs will require the use of tools and machinery that, if used improperly, could result in serious injury or death...
Ice storm creates blood shortage for Red Cross (02/05/09)
As a result of this week's storms numerous blood drives were cancelled in the interest of safety and more than 800 donations have been lost. Each blood donation can impact the lives of as many as three patients in an area hospital. The American Red Cross would like to remind everyone of the constant need for blood and encourages donors to respond now...
Carbon Monoxide poisoning prevention tips (02/05/09)
Public health officials are urging caution during the recovery and clean-up stages following the massive ice storm that swept across northern Arkansas last week. "We are especially concerned about carbon monoxide poisoning right now, as people without power try to stay warm," said Dr. James Phillips, Branch Chief, Infectious Disease Branch of the Arkansas Department of Health. "Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning can happen within minutes, and it can kill you or make you very sick."...
Department of Health encourages residents to use caution with food (02/05/09)
The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) is urging residents of storm-damaged areas to be careful with food and water as power is being restored this week. Power outages in some areas may last several days, and maintaining proper refrigeration of food is a concern, officials say...
Needy families benefit from assault on wild hogs (02/05/09)
Feral hogs, generally viewed as the most destructive element in Arkansas wildlife habitat, can be combated and even put to some welcomed use. Arkansas Game and Fish Commission personnel, along with some other participants including hunters, have worked hard on the wild hog problem on Choctaw Island Wildlife Management Area...
Debris clean-up guidelines (02/05/09)
Last week's fierce winter storm has moved on, but what it left behind will take months to clean up. As the recovery process begins, many residents are wondering what they are to do with the debris that has destroyed their yards. Each city sets their own guidelines for the removal of the storm debris, but all of them require the limbs and trees to be piled by the road for them to pick it up...
Boil orders issued (02/05/09)
Due to the severe weather and power outages several water departments have issued boil orders. The following were under boil orders as of Feb. 2: Fulton County: Cherokee Village Water Association and Fulton County Water Association. Izard County: Guion, Calico Rock, Oxford and Melbourne...
CenturyTel contact info. (02/05/09)
CenturyTel has provided numbers for those who are still experiencing service interruptions to call...
Snow goose hunters urged to watch for swans (02/05/09)
Hunters participating in Arkansas's Light Goose Conservation Order are urged to be careful not to accidentally shoot trumpeter swans. Karen Rowe, nongame migratory bird program leader with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, said, "Increasing numbers of trumpeter and tundra swans are wintering in Arkansas, and some young trumpeter swans brought here last year from Iowa have lived in Arkansas year-round. ...
Goose hunters urged to watch for swans (02/05/09)
The killing of five trumpeter swans in central Missouri underlines the serious risks involved in failing to identify waterfowl before shooting. Eight trumpeter swans (Cygnus buccinator) apparently arrived at Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area (CA) in southern Boone County the night of Dec. 29...
Archery deer harvest sets record (02/05/09)
Bowhunters checked 44,434 deer during the 2008-09 archery deer season, setting a record and boosting the combined firearms and archery deer kill to 283,253. Missouri's archery deer season begins Sept. 15 and runs through Jan. 15, with an 11-day hiatus during the November portion of firearms deer season...
Needy families benefit from assault on wild hogs (02/05/09)
Feral hogs, generally viewed as the most destructive element in Arkansas wildlife habitat, can be combated and even put to some welcomed use. Arkansas Game and Fish Commission personnel, along with some other participants including hunters, have worked hard on the wild hog problem on Choctaw Island Wildlife Management Area...
Snow goose hunters urged to watch for swans (02/05/09)
Hunters participating in Arkansas's Light Goose Conservation Order are urged to be careful not to accidentally shoot trumpeter swans. Karen Rowe, nongame migratory bird program leader with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, said, "Increasing numbers of trumpeter and tundra swans are wintering in Arkansas, and some young trumpeter swans brought here last year from Iowa have lived in Arkansas year-round. ...
Henderson returns to full-time schedule for AGFC (02/05/09)
Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Director Scott Henderson will be returning to a full-time work schedule. Henderson had been working on a part-time basis since late July 2008 due to an illness. Commission chairman Freddie Black made the announcement at last week's monthly meeting of the AGFC...
Dorothea L. Seibert (02/05/09)
Dorothea L. Seibert, 91, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late Andrew and Gladys Elsa (Ditto) Simmons, was born on Feb. 28, 1917, in Muscatine, Iowa. She died Jan. 28, 2009, at the Southfork River Therapy and Living Center in Salem. Dorothea was united in marriage to Stephen Martin Seibert Jr., July 14, 1949, at Blue Grass, Iowa. ...
Lorena Benton (02/05/09)
Lorena M. Lincoln Benton, 59, was born June 7, 1949. She died Jan. 26, 2009, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. She was united in marriage to Jimmy Benton who preceded her in death April 12, 2000. She was a homemaker and a member of the Salem Church of Christ...
Wesley Edward Lundry (02/05/09)
Wesley Edward Lundry, 19, of Hardy, Ark., was born Sept. 15, 1989, in Salem, Ark., and died Jan. 22, 2009, in West Helena, Ark. He is survived by: his mother, Glenda Ward of Mammoth Spring, Ark.; his father, Jonathan Lundry of Hardy; two brothers, J.C. ...
Iona Cantrell (02/05/09)
Iona Cartwell of Viola, Ark., daughter of the late Charley Dixon and Lee Jackson Dixon, was born June 28, 1910, in Viola, Ark. She died June 28, 2009, at Southfork River Therapy and Living Center in Salem at the age of 98. She was united in marriage to Everett Cartwell on Nov. 15, 1927, at Depew, Okla. She was a cook for many years at various restaurants and at the Boy Scout Camp. She was a member of the Viola Baptist Church...
Bell Polston (02/05/09)
Bell Polston, died Jan. 23, 2009, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark., at the age of 83. She was currently residing in Cherokee Village, Ark. She was born Nov. 1, 1925, to William Jennings Herring and Mae (Gardner) Herring at Saffell, Ark. She attended Highland Assembly of God Church...
Mildred Ward-Phillips (02/05/09)
Mildred Helen (Kibbie) Ward-Phillips, was born May 25, 1942, and died Jan. 20, 2009, at the age of 66. She owned Friendly Cab for 18 years. She is survived by: her sister, Wanda Bowman; her children, Brenda Pankey, Carry Ward, Patricia Stevens and husband Shawn Stevens, Beverly Ward, and Billie Ward; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends...
Dorothea L. Seibert (02/05/09)
Dorothea L. Seibert, 91, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late Andrew and Gladys Elsa (Ditto) Simmons, was born on Feb. 28, 1917, in Muscatine, Iowa. She died Jan. 28, 2009, at the Southfork River Therapy and Living Center in Salem. Dorothea was united in marriage to Stephen Martin Seibert Jr., July 14, 1949, at Blue Grass, Iowa. ...
Lorena Benton (02/05/09)
Lorena M. Lincoln Benton, 59, was born June 7, 1949. She died Jan. 26, 2009, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. She was united in marriage to Jimmy Benton who preceded her in death April 12, 2000. She was a homemaker and a member of the Salem Church of Christ...
Wesley Edward Lundry (02/05/09)
Wesley Edward Lundry, 19, of Hardy, Ark., was born Sept. 15, 1989, in Salem, Ark., and died Jan. 22, 2009, in West Helena, Ark. He is survived by: his mother, Glenda Ward of Mammoth Spring, Ark.; his father, Jonathan Lundry of Hardy; two brothers, J.C. ...
Iona Cantrell (02/05/09)
Iona Cartwell of Viola, Ark., daughter of the late Charley Dixon and Lee Jackson Dixon, was born June 28, 1910, in Viola, Ark. She died June 28, 2009, at Southfork River Therapy and Living Center in Salem at the age of 98. She was united in marriage to Everett Cartwell on Nov. 15, 1927, at Depew, Okla. She was a cook for many years at various restaurants and at the Boy Scout Camp. She was a member of the Viola Baptist Church...
Bell Polston (02/05/09)
Bell Polston, died Jan. 23, 2009, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark., at the age of 83. She was currently residing in Cherokee Village, Ark. She was born Nov. 1, 1925, to William Jennings Herring and Mae (Gardner) Herring at Saffell, Ark. She attended Highland Assembly of God Church...
Mildred Ward-Phillips (02/05/09)
Mildred Helen (Kibbie) Ward-Phillips, was born May 25, 1942, and died Jan. 20, 2009, at the age of 66. She owned Friendly Cab for 18 years. She is survived by: her sister, Wanda Bowman; her children, Brenda Pankey, Carry Ward, Patricia Stevens and husband Shawn Stevens, Beverly Ward, and Billie Ward; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends...
Bell Polston (02/05/09)
Bell Polston, died Jan. 23, 2009, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark., at the age of 83. She was currently residing in Cherokee Village, Ark. She was born Nov. 1, 1925, to William Jennings Herring and Mae (Gardner) Herring at Saffell, Ark...
Wesley Edward Lundry (02/05/09)
Wesley Edward Lundry, 19, of Hardy, Ark., was born Sept. 15, 1989, in Salem, Ark., and died Jan. 22, 2009, in West Helena, Ark. He is survived by: his mother, Glenda Ward of Mammoth Spring, Ark.; his father, Jonathan Lundry of Hardy; two brothers, J.C. ...
Dorothea L. Seibert (02/05/09)
Dorothea L. Seibert, 91, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late Andrew and Gladys Elsa (Ditto) Simmons, was born on Feb. 28, 1917, in Muscatine, Iowa. She died Jan. 28, 2009, at the Southfork River Therapy and Living Center in Salem. Dorothea was united in marriage to Stephen Martin Seibert Jr., July 14, 1949, at Blue Grass, Iowa. ...
Caleb Joe Carney (02/05/09)
Joseph Carney and Samantha Mitchell of West Plains are the parents of a baby boy, Caleb Joe Carney. He was born at 6:02 a.m., Jan. 22, 2009. He weighed 7 pounds, 10-1/2 ounces and was 20-3/4 inches long. Grandparents are Richard and Penny Reinmuth of West Plains; Pete Mitchell of Mammoth Spring, Ark.; and Tommy Joe and Vickie Carney of Thayer...
Cassandra Danyelle Collins (02/05/09)
Bailey Collins of Alton is the mother of a baby girl, Cassandra Danyelle Collins. She was born at 3:43 a.m., Jan. 17, 2009, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 6 pounds, 2 ounces and was 19-1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Darian and Angie Walters, Alton...
Jacqueline Carmelita Twana Agers (02/05/09)
Jack and Geraldina Agers of Alton are the parents of a baby girl, Jacqueline Carmelita Twana. She was born at 11:23 p.m., Jan. 11, 2009, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 6 pounds, 6-1/2 ounces and was 20 inches long. Her siblings are Brittney, 16; Timothy, 14; Justin, 12; and David, 1. Grandparents are Gerald and Twana Riesen, Alton, and the late Osro and June Hooper, and Orville Agers...
Alexia Jo Bishop (02/05/09)
Gary and Jodi Bishop of West Plains are the parents of a baby girl, Alexia Jo. She was born at 8:30 p.m., Jan. 22, 2009, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces and was 19-1/2 inches long. Her sibling is Blaze, 2. Grandparents are Jack and Vicky Callahan of West Plains, and David and Lorie Bishop of Mammoth Spring, Ark...
Caleb Joe Carney (02/05/09)
Joseph Carney and Samantha Mitchell of West Plains are the parents of a baby boy, Caleb Joe Carney. He was born at 6:02 a.m., Jan. 22, 2009. He weighed 7 pounds, 10-1/2 ounces and was 20-3/4 inches long. Grandparents are Richard and Penny Reinmuth of West Plains; Pete Mitchell of Mammoth Spring, Ark.; and Tommy Joe and Vickie Carney of Thayer...
Cassandra Danyelle Collins (02/05/09)
Bailey Collins of Alton is the mother of a baby girl, Cassandra Danyelle Collins. She was born at 3:43 a.m., Jan. 17, 2009, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 6 pounds, 2 ounces and was 19-1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Darian and Angie Walters, Alton...
Jacqueline Carmelita Twana Agers (02/05/09)
Jack and Geraldina Agers of Alton are the parents of a baby girl, Jacqueline Carmelita Twana. She was born at 11:23 p.m., Jan. 11, 2009, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 6 pounds, 6-1/2 ounces and was 20 inches long. Her siblings are Brittney, 16; Timothy, 14; Justin, 12; and David, 1. Grandparents are Gerald and Twana Riesen, Alton, and the late Osro and June Hooper, and Orville Agers...
Alexia Jo Bishop (02/05/09)
Gary and Jodi Bishop of West Plains are the parents of a baby girl, Alexia Jo. She was born at 8:30 p.m., Jan. 22, 2009, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces and was 19-1/2 inches long. Her sibling is Blaze, 2. Grandparents are Jack and Vicky Callahan of West Plains, and David and Lorie Bishop of Mammoth Spring, Ark...