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Stories from Thursday, December 3, 2009

Fulton County Hospital receives 2009 audit (12/03/09)
"Out of nine similar sized critical care hospitals, only two made a profit and FCH was one of them." John Welch
Medical Center to be part of TV show (12/03/09)
Community Medical Center Hospital in Calico Rock was part of a re-enactment of a bear-mauling on the TV program, "I'm Alive," for the Animal Planet channel. Though the bear-mauling occurred at a Tennessee park, the hospital was used for the re-enactment on TV. Filming for the re-enactment was in October...
Three vehicle accident in Glencoe (12/03/09)
A three-vehicle accident occurred at the intersection in Glencoe Nov. 24. A Corvette and a white Toyota truck were parked at the intersection of Highway 289 and 62/412 at Rega Realty for some maintenance work when another vehicle, a 1998 red Ford passenger car driven by Cornelius Coffey, coming down Highway 289 failed to negotiate the curve before the stop sign hitting the two parked vehicles. ...
Electronics Recycling Day to be held in Mammoth Spring (12/03/09)
Electronics are always a hot buy around Christmas time, but it's sometimes difficult to find room for the new electronics when the old, out-dated electronics are gathering dust on a TV stand or piled up in boxes in the basement or garage. Electronics are hard to recycle because of the materials and chemicals used to build them, which is why many landfills no longer accept electronics because these materials can contaminate the soil and potentially pollute water...
Health issues responsible for collision (12/03/09)
Ash Flat Police Chief Anthony Wiles said a series of Nov. 28 accidents originating in the Walmart parking lot and ending with a vehicle running under a semi-truck trailer were the result of the driver having what appeared to be mini strokes. Wiles said Gerald Holfert, 76, of Cherokee Village, hit four separate vehicles in the 1998 Lumina he was driving. The vehicles were all parked in the Walmart parking lot...
Will Watkins really surrender? (12/03/09)
Local attorney Larry Kissee told the Arkansas Democrat Gazette Nov. 20, that he is attempting to negotiate the surrender of fugitive land developer Wayne Watkins who left Sharp County for Mexico after being accused of theft by receiving. Watkins, is known for collecting money in the form of down payments for land on the Spring River Beach Club in Hardy. ...
Suicide tied to cyber bullying (12/03/09)
The recent suicide of 12-year-old Sarah Butler, a Williford seventh grader has once again brought attention to the need for more aggressive cyber bullying legislation in the state. Butler, who hung herself after being bullied on a popular social networking site hung herself at her family home Sept. 26 after being harassed by two local youths. Many believe the two should be held accountable in some way for her death...
Salem Christmas Parade (12/03/09)
It's time for the decorations to go up, the lists to be made, the shopping to do, presents to wrap, the house to be cleaned -- yes, it's the holidays. During this hectic time of year, don't forget to stop and enjoy a holiday tradition that hundreds enjoy each year -- the Salem Christmas Parade. This year it is set for Dec. 7, beginning promptly at 6:30 p.m...
Thayer, Mammoth Spring set Christmas parades (12/03/09)
Christmas is coming to town
Thayer reviews bids for wastewater treatment (12/03/09)
The Thayer aldermen and Mayor Earl D. "Buddy" Rogers met Nov. 24 to receive bids from contractors for the waste water treatment project for both Part One and Part Two. There were five bidders for Part One and two for Part Two. Missouri Engineer Charles Ray, the engineer for the project, read off the bids...
Electronics Recycling Day to be held in Mammoth Spring (12/03/09)
Electronics are always a hot buy around Christmas time, but it's sometimes difficult to find room for the new electronics when the old, out-dated electronics are gathering dust on a TV stand or piled up in boxes in the basement or garage. Electronics are hard to recycle because of the materials and chemicals used to build them, which is why many landfills no longer accept electronics because these materials can contaminate the soil and potentially pollute water...
Thayer residents may get insurance refund (12/03/09)
A Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) map revision compiled Dec. 16, 2008, might qualify some Thayer residents for an insurance refund. Some residents who were in the Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) may not be since the map revisions. These people may ask for their flood premiums to be returned...
Area suicide linked to cyber bullying (12/03/09)
The recent suicide of 12-year-old Sarah Butler, a Williford seventh grader has once again brought attention to the need for more aggressive cyber bullying legislation in the state. Butler, who hung herself after being bullied on a popular social networking site hung herself at her family home Sept. 26 after being harassed by two local youths. Many believe the two should be held accountable in some way for her death...
Large mountain goat reported near Mammoth Spring (12/03/09)
Normally this time of year, the most notable thing jumping in front of vehicles and visible on country roads, and sometimes in cities is deer. An animal much larger than a deer around here has been spotted near Mammoth Spring by several locals, who say the animal appears to be a huge Colorado Ram. ...
Oregon County courts to consolidate (12/03/09)
Complying with a recent Missouri Supreme Court order, Oregon County Circuit Court will consolidate the circuit and associate division clerical staff under a single clerical authority. This person will be the current circuit clerk, Dorothy Barton. The consolidation will take effect Dec. ...
Fulton County Hospital receives 2009 audit (12/03/09)
The Fulton County Hospital Board of Governors met on Monday, Nov. 23 and began their meeting with a tour of the new swing bed hall and a look at the hospital's two new ambulances. "We're going to open the swing bed unit next week," said Administrator Joe Hammond. "The guys from maintenance did all of this work in house. They have just done a great job."...
Salem Christmas Parade (12/03/09)
It's time for the decorations to go up, the lists to be made, the shopping to do, presents to wrap, the house to be cleaned -- yes, it's the holidays. During this hectic time of year, don't forget to stop and enjoy a holiday tradition that hundreds enjoy each year -- the Salem Christmas Parade. This year it is set for Dec. 7, beginning promptly at 6:30 p.m...
Kissee to negotiate Watkins surrender (12/03/09)
Local attorney Larry Kissee told the Arkansas Democrat Gazette Nov. 20, that he is attempting to negotiate the surrender of fugitive land developer Wayne Watkins who left Sharp County for Mexico after being accused of theft by receiving. Watkins, is known for collecting money in the form of down payments for land on the Spring River Beach Club in Hardy. ...
Local suicide tied to cyber bullying (12/03/09)
The recent suicide of 12-year-old Sarah Butler, a Williford seventh grader has once again brought attention to the need for more aggressive cyber bullying legislation in the state. Butler, who hung herself after being bullied on a popular social networking site hung herself at her family home Sept. 26 after being harassed by two local youths. Many believe the two should be held accountable in some way for her death...
Ash Flat City Council (12/03/09)
The Ash Flat City Council met in their regular monthly session Nov. 16 at Ash Flat City Hall. Among the topics of discussion were a possible water rate increase and advertising in the Ozark Gateway magazine. In unfinished business, Cathy Drew, executive director with the Ozark Gateway Tourist Council spoke to members of the council regarding placing advertisement in their magazine. ...
Large mountain goat reported near Mammoth Spring (12/03/09)
Normally this time of year, the most notable thing jumping in front of vehicles and visible on country roads, and sometimes in cities is deer. An animal much larger than a deer around here has been spotted near Mammoth Spring by several locals, who say the animal appears to be a huge Colorado Ram. ...
Health issues responsible for collision (12/03/09)
Ash Flat Police Chief Anthony Wiles said a series of Nov. 28 accidents originating in the Walmart parking lot and ending with a vehicle running under a semi-truck trailer were the result of the driver having what appeared to be mini strokes. Wiles said Gerald Holfert, 76, of Cherokee Village, hit four separate vehicles in the 1998 Lumina he was driving. The vehicles were all parked in the Walmart parking lot...
Pirates slide past Viola (12/03/09)
The Calico Rock Pirates moved into second place in the 1A-2 North standings with a big 55-47 victory over the Viola Longhorns Nov. 24 at the Longhorn Corral in Viola. The Pirates (6-5, 2-1) jumped in front 16-8 after the first period, and by weathering an 8-1 run by the Horns (8-3, 0-2) in the second period, led 24-18 at intermission...
Cavewomen clamp down on defense (12/03/09)
Any basketball team that shoots just 21-percent from the floor in a game is just asking to lose that game. But the Cave City Cavewomen are not just any basketball team. And although they did in fact struggle from the field Nov. 24 at Mammoth Spring, hitting just 12 of 57 shot attempts, the Cavewomen still managed to come away with a 33-18 victory over the homestanding Lady Bears...
Lady Cougs throttle Augusta (12/03/09)
Hammering the Augusta Lady Red Devils from the get-go, the Izard County Lady Cougars rolled to a huge 60-14 non-conference win Nov. 23 at the Cougars' Den in Brockwell. The Lady Cougars led 21-0 after the first period and by keeping Augusta scoreless, took a 28-zip lead to intermission...
Cold second half dooms Lady Bears (12/03/09)
Any basketball team that shoots just 21-percent from the floor in a game is just asking to lose that game. But the Cave City Cavewomen are not just any basketball team. And although they did in fact struggle from the field Nov. 24 at Mammoth Spring, hitting just 12 of 57 shot attempts, the Cavewomen still managed to come away with a 33-18 victory over the homestanding Lady Bears...
Highland greeted with early-season tests (12/03/09)
Lady Rebels too much for 3-4A foes Westside, Newport
Defense cures shooting ills for Cavewomen (12/03/09)
Cave City holds Lady Bears to two points in second half
Hog Calls (12/03/09)
FAYETTEVILLE -- Initially, the Arkansas Razorbacks recovered both from losing their All-SEC player before the game and South Alabama's 15-2 run at the outset of the game. They could not recover from South Alabama's 17-0 run during the second half of the game...
Missouri issues warning on eating raw crawfish (12/03/09)
At least three individuals have contracted a lung parasite after eating raw crawfish from rivers in southern Missouri. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, along with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources has issued a warning to not eat raw crawfish...
Firearms season has ups and downs (12/03/09)
Harvest numbers for Missouri's 11-day November portion of the firearms deer season dipped by 7,524, or 4 percent, this year from last for a total of 193,155. Missouri's record November firearms deer harvest was in 2006, with a total of 235,054. The top harvest counties were Texas, with 4,372 deer checked; Howell with 3,871; and Benton with 3,616...
Missouri issues warning on eating raw crawfish (12/03/09)
At least three individuals have contracted a lung parasite after eating raw crawfish from rivers in southern Missouri. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, along with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources has issued a warning to not eat raw crawfish...
Corning fish hatchery (12/03/09)
A $3 million renovation project has been completed at the William B. Donham Fish Hatchery at Corning, providing a major boost to the production of fish for stocking in public waters in northeast Arkansas. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission hatchery is one of four warm water state facilities in the state and is the newest one, at least in terms of AGFC's management...
Death Notices published week of December 3, 2009 (12/03/09)
Mrs. Aletha King, 71, of Ash Flat, Ark., died Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009, at Baxter Regional Medical Center. Rose Marie (Burton) Manning, 61, died Sunday, Nov. 29, 2009, at he residence in Ozark Acres. Arrangements by Heath Funeral Home, Oak Hill Chapel...
Death Notices published week of December 3, 2009 (12/03/09)
Mrs. Aletha King, 71, of Ash Flat, Ark., died Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009, at Baxter Regional Medical Center. Rose Marie (Burton) Manning, 61, died Sunday, Nov. 29, 2009, at her residence in Ozark Acres. Arrangements by Heath Funeral Home, Oak Hill Chapel...
Death Notices published week of December 3, 2009 (12/03/09)
Robert Dale Kincade, 57, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died on Nov. 22, 2009, at Cherokee Village. Arrangements by Tri-County Funeral Home of Highland, Ark. Mrs. Aletha King, 71, of Ash Flat, Ark., died Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009, at Baxter Regional Medical Center...
Emiley Anita Fettig (12/03/09)
Bradley and Brittany Fettig, Alton, are the parents of a baby girl, Emiley Anita, born at 9:20 p.m., Nov. 10, 2009, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 7 pounds, 8-1/2 ounces and was 20 inches long. Grandparents are Matt and Sharon Reihm, Rover; Tina and Rorie Fettig, West Bend, Wisc.; and the late Anita Fettig...
Emiley Anita Fettig (12/03/09)
Bradley and Brittany Fettig, Alton, are the parents of a baby girl, Emiley Anita, born at 9:20 p.m., Nov. 10, 2009, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 7 pounds, 8-1/2 ounces and was 20 inches long. Grandparents are Matt and Sharon Reihm, Rover; Tina and Rorie Fettig, West Bend, Wisc.; and the late Anita Fettig...
Holt -- Jones (12/03/09)
Mr. Steve Holt and Mrs. Kim Holt along with Mr. and Mrs. Stan and DeAnna Jones request the honor of your presence at the marriage of their children, Stephane Lynn Holt and Dustin Blane Jones on Saurday, Dec. 5 at 4 p.m., at the First Baptist Church at Yellville, 104 West Third Street, Yellville, Ark...
Holt -- Jones (12/03/09)
Mr. Steve Holt and Mrs. Kim Holt along with Mr. and Mrs. Stan and DeAnna Jones request the honor of your presence at the marriage of their children, Stephane Lynn Holt and Dustin Blane Jones on Saurday, Dec. 5 at 4 p.m., at the First Baptist Church at Yellville, 104 West Third Street, Yellville, Ark...
Davis -- McIntyre (12/03/09)
Mr. and Mrs. John Davis and Mr. and Mrs. Patrick McIntyre of Mammoth Spring wish to announce the up-coming marriage of their children, Leslie Dawn Davis to Peter Scott McIntyre. The ceremony will be held Dec. 12 at First Baptist Church in Thayer, Mo., at 4 p.m. All friends and family are invited to attend. A reception will follow...
Todd -- Keasler (12/03/09)
Jeremy Shaine Keasler and Capri Rolina Todd would like to announce their upcoming marriage. Vows will be exchanged on Saturday, Dec. 12 at 4 p.m., at the Lighthouse Baptist Church in Hardy, Ark. A reception will follow at the Ozark Acres Club House. All friends and family are invited to attend...
Hartin -- Sheridan (12/03/09)
George and Norma Hartin of Springdale, Ark., announce the engagement of their daughter, Leslie Hartin of Rogers, Ark., to Jason Sheridan of Rogers. The prospective groom is the son of Lon and Sharon Sheridan of Hot Springs, Ark. The future bride's grandmother is Treva Hartin of Viola...
Davis -- McIntyre (12/03/09)
Mr. and Mrs. John Davis and Mr. and Mrs. Patrick McIntyre of Mammoth Spring wish to announce the up-coming marriage of their children, Leslie Dawn Davis to Peter Scott McIntyre. The ceremony will be held Dec. 12 at First Baptist Church in Thayer, Mo., at 4 p.m. All friends and family are invited to attend. A reception will follow...
Todd -- Keasler (12/03/09)
Jeremy Shaine Keasler and Capri Rolina Todd would like to announce their upcoming marriage. Vows will be exchanged on Saturday, Dec. 12 at 4 p.m., at the Lighthouse Baptist Church in Hardy, Ark. A reception will follow at the Ozark Acres Club House. All friends and family are invited to attend...
Hartin -- Sheridan (12/03/09)
George and Norma Hartin of Springdale, Ark., announce the engagement of their daughter, Leslie Hartin of Rogers, Ark., to Jason Sheridan of Rogers. The prospective groom is the son of Lon and Sharon Sheridan of Hot Springs, Ark. The future bride's grandmother is Treva Hartin of Viola...
Davis -- McIntyre (12/03/09)
Mr. and Mrs. John Davis and Mr. and Mrs. Patrick McIntyre of Mammoth Spring wish to announce the up-coming marriage of their children, Leslie Dawn Davis to Peter Scott McIntyre. The ceremony will be held Dec. 12, 2009 at First Baptist Church in Thayer, Mo., at 4 p.m. All friends and family are invited to attend. Reception will follow...
Todd -- Keasler (12/03/09)
Jeremy Shaine Keasler and Capri Rolina Todd would like to announce their upcoming marriage. Vows will be exchanged on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009 at 4 p.m., at the Lighthouse Baptist Church in Hardy, Ark. A reception will follow at the Ozark Acres Club House. All friends and family are invited to attend...
Ledgerwoods celebrate 60th wedding anniversary (12/03/09)
Dow and Bernice Ledgerwood of Viola, Ark., were united in marriage in Chehalis, Wash., on Oct. 11, 1949. On Oct. 11, 2009, the couple celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary at the First Baptist Church of Viola, along with family and friends in attendance...
Ledgerwoods celebrate 60th wedding anniversary (12/03/09)
Dow and Bernice Ledgerwood of Viola, Ark., were united in marriage in Chehalis, Wash., on Oct. 11, 1949. On Oct. 11, 2009, the couple celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary at the First Baptist Church of Viola, along with family and friends in attendance...
Sharp County Sheriff's Report (12/03/09)
David M. Bates, 26, of Poughkeepsie was arrested Nov. 19 on two warrants or careless driving, leaving the scene of an accident and theft by receiving. David Keith Keller, 34, of Evening Shade was arrested on a body attachment for child support. James Robert Ables Jr., 48, of Memphis, Tenn., was arrested Nov. 19...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (12/03/09)
Ray Victorino, 26, of Alpine, Texas, was arrested Sept. 25 in Texas on a warrant for fourth-degree sexual assault. Victorino was extradited to Fulton County Jail Oct. 7. Victorino was released from the Fulton County Jail on Nov. 25 after posting a $10,000 bond...
Thayer Police Report (12/03/09)
John A. Schmitz, 46, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., was cited Dec. 1 for speeding. Sandra J. Gossett, 34, of Waynesville, Mo., was cited Nov. 25 for speeding. Nicholas A. Mcclure, 20, of Hardy, Ark., was issued a citation and arrested for minor in possession by consumption Nov. 24. Bond was $275...
Thayer Police Report (12/03/09)
John A. Schmitz, 46, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., was cited Dec. 1 for speeding. Sandra J. Gossett, 34, of Waynesville, Mo., was cited Nov. 25 for speeding. Nicholas A. Mcclure, 20, of Hardy, Ark., was issued a citation and arrested for minor in possession by consumption Nov. 24. Bond was $275...
Arkansas State Police (12/03/09)
Robin Eldried, 22, of Oxford, was driving on State Highway 354 Nov. 26 in a 2003 Chevrolet Z71 when an accident occurred around 9:30 a.m. about 1.9 miles east of the intersection of State Highways 9 and 354. Eldried was traveling east on the highway and lost control of her vehicle while negotiating a curve. ...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (12/03/09)
Ray Victorino, 26, of Alpine, Texas, was arrested Sept. 25 in Texas on a warrant for fourth-degree sexual assault. Victorino was extradited to Fulton County Jail Oct. 7. Victorino was released from the Fulton County Jail on Nov. 25 after posting a $10,000 bond...
Sharp County Sheriff's Report (12/03/09)
David M. Bates, 26, of Poughkeepsie was arrested Nov. 19 on two warrants or careless driving, leaving the scene of an accident and theft by receiving. David Keith Keller, 34, of Evening Shade was arrested on a body attachment for child support. James Robert Ables Jr., 48, of Memphis, Tenn., was arrested Nov. 19...