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Stories from Thursday, July 2, 2009

Mmmm ... Good! (07/02/09)
Keeping cool wasn't a problem for this young man during last weekend's Relay for Life activities in Thayer. Pictures from the event can be found on pages 4-5A and online at www.southmissouriannews.com. Photo by Steven W. Looney
Plans set for busy 4th of July (07/02/09)
Things are reviving up for Thayer's Fourth of July celebrations. The day's events begin at the Industrial Park with car show registration at 9 a.m. at the rodeo grounds. The registration fee is $20 for participants and admission is $5 for adults and is free for kids. Car show judging will begin at 11 a.m...
FEMA money finally rollin' in (07/02/09)
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) disaster relief money is on its way to the Howell-Oregon Electric Cooperative to reimburse the coop for expenses during recovery efforts from the major ice storm that hit the region in late January. According to Myles Smith, Howell-Oregon Electric Cooperative manager of member services, the coop will receive $2,021,887.18 from FEMA...
Physician recruitment discussed at meeting (07/02/09)
The Fulton County Hospital Board of Governors met Monday, June 23 to discuss among other items the impact of losing Dr. Kauffman as he serves his suspension. New Hospital Administrator Joe Hammond pointed out that he was researching all of the options available...
Emergency officials updated on drug problems (07/02/09)
Special Agent James Humphrey of the 16th Judicial District Drug Task Force spoke to an assembled group of first responders at the Salem First Baptist Church on Friday, June 25 to address the growing threat of drugs in Fulton County and the surrounding areas...
Schools receive nutrition funds (07/02/09)
Three local schools will be benefiting from the first round of grant awards coming from the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA). Ninety-eight local education agencies in 59 of the 75 Arkansas counties received notice this week of Equipment Assistance Competitive Grant for Child Nutrition Program funds totaling $1,243,866 federal dollars...
Accident sends Alton man to hospital (07/02/09)
A vehicle accident occurred in the morning hours of June 29 between a Toyota 2001 Tacoma SR5 and a tractor trailer on Highway 63 a couple hundred feet south of the Riverview Motel in Mammoth Spring, Ark. The accident backed up traffic across the Missouri-Arkansas border for several hours...
Lonnie Bradwell ... The youngest dispatcher and future "Idol" contestant (07/02/09)
Dispatching can be a learning opportunity for those who seek higher goals. Many deputies at the Oregon County Sheriff's Department started out as dispatchers to learn what can be expected of them out on the road once they graduate from the police academy. Lonnie Bradwell is one dispatcher who seeks a different goal than many...
Summer fun can be hazardous (07/02/09)
All the signs of summer are here. Fireworks stands are set up, city pools are open, summer camps are starting up and camp grounds are filling to the brim. However, along with the summer fun comes some summer hazards. Sunburn Though some people admire a sexy tan, there is a reason why our ancestors lived in caves even during the summer. Not only were caves cooler than the outside, they also protected early humans from the elements, which included harmful sun rays...
Area post offices announce special July 4th holiday hours (07/02/09)
Some area post offices will be closing at noon on July 3 for Independence Day. Larger post offices will remain open throughout the day. According to a United States Postal Service press release, "Revised hours have been posted at each post office, and commercial customers are asked to check with their Bulk Mail Acceptance Unit for July 3 hours of operation. ...
Chamber discusses fireworks show (07/02/09)
Finalization of planning for the July 4th celebrations was discussed at a special Thayer Chamber of Commerce meeting June 24 at the Los Patrillos Mexican Restaurant. According to Bob Eckman, Air Evac is scheduled to land a helicopter the day of the fireworks unless they receive a medical call. A car show is also scheduled at the park before the fireworks show begins...
Local fireworks show set (07/02/09)
Physician recruitment discussed at meeting (07/02/09)
The Fulton County Hospital Board of Governors met Monday, June 23 to discuss among other items the impact of losing Dr. Kauffman as he serves his suspension. New Hospital Administrator Joe Hammond pointed out that he was researching all of the options available...
City Council given FEMA update (07/02/09)
The Salem City Council met on June 25 to discuss several items, including an update on FEMA funds received by the city. According to Mayor Gary Clayton, the city of Salem has received $32,000 to date from FEMA and is awaiting an additional $55,000 in funds. The mayor is hopeful that the remainder of the funds will be in the city's hands by the end of July...
New subdivision planned for Viola (07/02/09)
The Viola City Council met June 25 to discuss FEMA reimbursements and a new subdivision that is being planned east of the city. The mayor announced that the city had been reimbursed $32,269 so far for the debris clean up from January. Darryl Zimmer and the mayor informed the council about a meeting they had with Darius Cooper, who represents a business interest which is exploring building a subdivision east of the city limits...
Emergency officials updated on drug problems (07/02/09)
Special Agent James Humphrey of the 16th Judicial District Drug Task Force spoke to an assembled group of first responders at the Salem First Baptist Church on Friday, June 25 to address the growing threat of drugs in Fulton County and the surrounding areas...
Local Business Spotlight (07/02/09)
Salem Flower Shop
School plans for stimulus money (07/02/09)
The Salem School Board met Tuesday, June 25 and made plans for spending their piece of the economic stimulus pie. The plan that Superintendent Ken Rich has put together for spending the funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) has been split into three sections: Title I, Stabilization Funds and Special Education Funds...
Splish Spash (07/02/09)
Shane Thornton does a back flip to help him cool off from the summer heat at the Salem City Pool. Photo by Niki de Soto
Accident sends Alton man to hospital (07/02/09)
A vehicle accident occurred in the morning hours of June 29 between a Toyota 2001 Tacoma SR5 and a tractor trailer on Highway 63 a couple hundred feet south of the Riverview Motel in Mammoth Spring, Ark. The accident backed up traffic across the Missouri-Arkansas border for several hours...
Grants to benefit nutrition programs (07/02/09)
Three local schools will be benefiting from the first round of grant awards coming from the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA). Ninety-eight local education agencies in 59 of the 75 Arkansas counties received notice this week of Equipment Assistance Competitive Grant for Child Nutrition Program funds totaling $1,243,866 federal dollars...
Ordinance, hunt topic of council meeting (07/02/09)
Cherokee Village City Council met in their regular monthly session Thursday, June 25 at Cherokee Village City Hall. The previous agenda was approved before council went into executive session to hire Misty Andrews to work at Cherokee Village Animal Services for $7.25 an hour...
Landowners outraged over council meeting (07/02/09)
An angry crowd of landowners were present to have their voices heard regarding the proposed annexation of white areas in Cherokee Village at the June 25 Cherokee Village City Council meeting. After adjournment of the meeting, numerous citizen's who reside in the white areas were outraged because they did not get to discuss the annexation plan that was on the agenda...
Dallas police find marijuana in casket (07/02/09)
Carrying 100 pounds of marijuana in a casket landed a Cave City man in jail on $100,000 bond facing drug related charges in Dallas, Texas, June 24. According to an interview with Dallas Police Department Media Relations Department spokesperson Sr. Cpl. Kevin Janse, 12 bundles of marijuana were found in a casket in the back of a 2000 Chevrolet Venure van near Mesquite, Texas...
Second phase of sewer construction to begin (07/02/09)
Highland Mayor Jerome Norwood has announced the city has received its second grant to begin the second phase of the city sewer construction. June 16, the city received notice that it had been awarded $478,000 from the Natural Resource Commission to finish the existing sewer system in Highland. This amount makes the total grants the city has received for the sewer project $903,000...
July 4th events announced (07/02/09)
Independence Day is always the best time of the year, although most certainly the hottest, to share fun times with family and friends. The 2009 Fourth of July celebrations in the Sharp County area begin on Friday, July 3 with entertainment in the Cave City Park. There will be two bands playing July 3, beginning at 7 p.m. with concessions available...
Alligator eludes hunters (07/02/09)
Residents who live around Sherwood Lake in Woodland Hills have an elusive "friend" who they would love to catch. A three to four foot alligator was spotted last fall by Hardy Mayor Nina Thornton while they were on a paddle boat in the lake and has been seen numerous times by different people in the area during the week of June 20-26. Thornton said when she spotted it, she only told a few people because she didn't think it would survive...
Area Senior Centers announce changes (07/02/09)
Due to the closing of the Horseshoe Bend Senior Citizen's Center, rumors have been flying about the potential closing of other senior centers in the area due to low turnouts. Because these centers are so vital to the everyday lives of many seniors who enjoy the games, food and fellowship offered at these centers, North Arkansas Development Council (NADC) Aging Program Director Ann Moser would like to provide some factual information regarding the reasons for the upcoming changes to the Hardy and Ash Flat Senior Centers.. ...
Tanner retirement party slated (07/02/09)
Linda Tanner will be retiring from the Sharp County Extension Office July 10 after 37 years of service. Tanner is a Highland High School graduate and attended Arkansas State University. She and her husband James have been married for 27 years. During her career with the Extension office, Tanner served as the secretary and worked closely with 4-H, Extension Homemakers and agriculture clubs...
Harmon wins junior invitational (07/02/09)
Rachel Harmon, who will be a senior at Izard County High School this coming school year, won the Greers Ferry Lake Junior Invitational, sponsored by the Arkansas State Golf Association, played at Red Apple Country Club June 26 by shooting a two day total of 158...
Kiwanis winners announced (07/02/09)
The following are the winners of the 2009 Kiwanis Golf Tournament. First place flight paid $270; second place paid $210; and third place paid $180. Championship Flight: First place: Blevins/Blevins/McGuffie; second place: Boy/Boy/Huddeston; third place: Foster/Bryant/Bryant...
Kiwanis winners announced (07/02/09)
The following are the winners of the 2009 Kiwanis Golf Tournament. First place flight paid $270; second place paid $210; and third place paid $180. Championship Flight: First place: Blevins/Blevins/McGuffie; second place: Boy/Boy/Huddeston; third place: Foster/Bryant/Bryant...
Mitchell ready for World Championship show (07/02/09)
American Quarter Horse exhibitor Stacie Mitchell of Thayer will be competing in the 2009 Ford American Quarter Horse Youth Association World Championship show in Oklahoma City. This premier event is scheduled to run from July 31 through Aug. 8. Mitchell will be among nearly 2,000 youth, ages 18-and-under, from the  United States, Canada and other countries participating in the show...
Spring River has revenge (07/02/09)
Senior softballers from Jonesboro and Trumann invaded the Ash Flat Ball Park June 19 to take on the hosts from Spring River. In the Jonesboro game, Spring River, still upset from last week's loss to Jonesboro, came out swinging the bats and playing good defense early and took control of the game for a 17-4 win...
Crooked roads came from Osage trails (07/02/09)
You may be getting old if you find yourself trying to remember where certain roads had once been. Many roads in southern Missouri began as Osage Indian trails used for migration, hunting and trading. Henry Schoolcraft, in his famous 1818 journal, told about the Osage trails along the White River...
Mitchell ready for World Championship show (07/02/09)
American Quarter Horse exhibitor Stacie Mitchell of Thayer will be competing in the 2009 Ford American Quarter Horse Youth Association World Championship show in Oklahoma City. This premier event is scheduled to run from July 31 through Aug. 8. Mitchell will be among nearly 2,000 youth, ages 18-and-under, from the  United States, Canada and other countries participating in the show...
Death Notices published week of July 2, 2009 (07/02/09)
Betty Cunningham Angeletti, of West Memphis, Ark., died Friday, June 19, 2009. Arrangements by Roller-Citizens Funeral Home of West Memphis. Leroy Johnson, 76, of Evening Shade, Ark., died June 23, 2009, at Batesville, Ark. Arrangements by Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City...
Death Notices published week of July 2, 2009 (07/02/09)
Betty Cunningham Angeletti, of West Memphis, Ark., died Friday, June 19, 2009. Arrangements by Roller-Citizens Funeral Home of West Memphis. Leroy Johnson, 76, of Evening Shade, Ark., died June 23, 2009, at Batesville, Ark. Arrangements by Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City...
Death Notices published week of July 2, 2009 (07/02/09)
Betty Cunningham Angeletti, of West Memphis, Ark., died Friday, June 19, 2009. Arrangements by Roller-Citizens Funeral Home of West Memphis. Leroy Johnson, 76, of Evening Shade, Ark., died June 23, 2009, at Batesville, Ark. Arrangements by Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City...
Alexis Renee Davis (07/02/09)
Austin Davis and Amanda Diller are the proud parents of a new baby daughter. Alexis Renee Davis was born June 19, 2009 at 6:21 p.m., at Cox South in Springfield, Mo. She weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and was 20-1/2 inches long.
Alexis Renee Davis (07/02/09)
Austin Davis and Amanda Diller are the proud parents of a new baby daughter. Alexis Renee Davis was born June 19, 2009 at 6:21 p.m., at Cox South in Springfield, Mo. She weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and was 20-1/2 inches long.
Alexis Renee Davis (07/02/09)
Austin Davis and Amanda Diller are the proud parents of a new baby daughter. Alexis Renee Davis was born June 19, 2009 at 6:21 p.m., at Cox South in Springfield, Mo. She weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and was 20-1/2 inches long.
Oregon County Sheriff's Report (07/02/09)
Danny Ray Wilcox, 19, of Alton, was transported June 26 to the Department of Corrections in Bonne Terre for a probation violation. His original charges were stealing. Michael G. Booker, 18, of Bartlett, Tenn., was given a summons June 27 to appear in court July 29 for minor in possession of illegal substances...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (07/02/09)
In custody prior to week of report with no change of status: Zach Walters, Lee Sisco, Jessie English and Chris Sanders. Uriah Robertson, 21, of Thayer, Mo., was arrested on June 20 for residential burglary. Robertson is being held in the Fulton County Jail in lieu of a $75,000 bond...
Thayer Police Report (07/02/09)
Samuel D. Smith, 47, of Thayer, was arrested June 20 for driving while intoxicated, no license and failure to drive on the right side of the roadway. Smith bonded out on a $524 bond. Brenda K. Bounds, 45, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., was arrested June 21 for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bounds bonded out on a $1,048 bond...
Missouri Highway Patrol (07/02/09)
Shaun L. Barton, 29, of Kennett, was driving a 1991 GMC truck south June 25 on County Road 113 when he lost control of the vehicle, traveled off the left side of the road and struck a tree. Barton and his passenger, Devin A. Thompson, 16, of Alton, were both transported to Ozarks Medical Center for treatment of moderate injuries...
Izard County Sheriff's Report (07/02/09)
A Melbourne man was arrested June 23 in connection with an incident at a housing complex in that town. Shelby Joe Roddy, 18, is accused of entering an apartment and taking a cell phone. Sheriff Tate Lawrence said that Roddy is charged with residential burglary, a class B felony and with theft of property, a class A misdemeanor. Bond for Roddy was set by District Judge David Miller in the amount of $5,000. Roddy remains in the Izard County Detention Facility...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (07/02/09)
In custody prior to week of report with no change of status: Zach Walters, Lee Sisco, Jessie English and Chris Sanders. Uriah Robertson, 21, of Thayer, Mo., was arrested on June 20 for residential burglary. Robertson is being held in the Fulton County Jail in lieu of a $75,000 bond...
Accident sends Viola man to jail (07/02/09)
A one vehicle accident June 27 landed a Viola man in the Fulton County Jail. Carl Wright, 34, of Viola was driving a 2008 Dodge Caravan westbound on Highway 62 about 4 miles west of Salem when he failed to negotiate a curve, over-corrected and drove across the highway into the eastbound lane...
Oregon County Sheriff's Report (07/02/09)
Danny Ray Wilcox, 19, of Alton, was transported June 26 to the Department of Corrections in Bonne Terre for a probation violation. His original charges were stealing. Michael G. Booker, 18, of Bartlett, Tenn., was given a summons June 27 to appear in court July 29 for minor in possession of illegal substances...
Izard County Sheriff's Report (07/02/09)
A Melbourne man was arrested June 23 in connection with an incident at a housing complex in that town. Shelby Joe Roddy, 18, is accused of entering an apartment and taking a cell phone. Sheriff Tate Lawrence said that Roddy is charged with residential burglary, a class B felony and with theft of property, a class A misdemeanor. Bond for Roddy was set by District Judge David Miller in the amount of $5,000. Roddy remains in the Izard County Detention Facility...
Thayer Police Report (07/02/09)
Samuel D. Smith, 47, of Thayer, was arrested June 20 for driving while intoxicated, no license and failure to drive on the right side of the roadway. Smith bonded out on a $524 bond. Brenda K. Bounds, 45, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., was arrested June 21 for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bounds bonded out on a $1,048 bond...
Missouri Highway Patrol (07/02/09)
Shaun L. Barton, 29, of Kennett, was driving a 1991 GMC truck south June 25 on County Road 113 when he lost control of the vehicle, traveled off the left side of the road and struck a tree. Barton and his passenger, Devin A. Thompson, 16, of Alton, were both transported to Ozarks Medical Center for treatment of moderate injuries...
Sharp County Sheriff's Report (07/02/09)
Roger Hughes, 59, of South Bend, Ind., was arrested June 18 on a felony bench warrant for five counts of second degree forgery. Jack D. Trezza, 51, of Walnut Creek, Calif., was arrested June 18 for theft of property. Tracy Brukhardt, 29, of Williford was sentenced to jail June 18 for community service...
Cherokee Village Police Report (07/02/09)
Nathaniel Clouse, 19, of Cherokee Village was arrested June 12 for disorderly conduct. Donna Murphy, 53, of Trumann, was cited June 19 for failure to stop at a stop sign. Brian Tucker/Figgins, 26, of Cherokee Village was arrested June 20 for possession of an instrument of crime...
Sharp County District Court (07/02/09)
Roger G. Graniss, 49, was found guilty of contempt- fail to pay. Lacey N. Collins, 20, was found guilty of no proof of liability insurance, failure to appear and contempt for failure to pay. Jamie Dennis Neer Jr., 19, was found guilty of criminal mischief...