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Stories from Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Fulton County Hospital has new ambulances (12/09/09)
Photo by Emily McIntosh This is one of two new ambulances that the Fulton County Hospital has purchased. The hospital had to put decals on the ambulances before they could be on the road. From left are: Steven Brown, FCH CEO Joe Hammond and Larry Bishop...
Swing Bed Hall opens at FCH (12/09/09)
Photo by Emily McIntosh Fulton County Hospital's swing bed rooms are now operational. This is one of seven that are in the new swing bed hall. Those who did the construction work and those who will be working with the swing bed patients are posing in the picture above. ...
Schools receive performance awards (12/09/09)
Area students can pat themselves on the backs for their achievements for the 2009 school year. Because of students' scores on Benchmark and End-of-Course exams, several schools have received Outstanding Educational Performance (OEP) Awards in the Arkansas Education Report (AER)...
New rabies vaccine law to take effect (12/09/09)
The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) has released information regarding new rabies vaccination laws for the state. The State Board of Health updated the Rabies Control Act so pets have a longer interval between rabies vaccinations. This rule will be in effect Jan. 1, 2010...
Disaster declared for area counties (12/09/09)
President Barack Obama has officially declared 37 counties in Arkansas disaster areas, according to Gov. Mike Beebe's office. Word was sent to the governor's office Dec. 3. The declaration occurred due to damages from excessive flooding in October. This declaration covers Boone, Bradley, Calhoun, Carroll, Cleburne, Cleveland, Columbia, Conway, Cross, Dallas, Franklin, Fulton, Grant, Izard, Jackson, Johnson, Lafayette, Lawrence, Lincoln, Logan, Marion, Monroe, Nevada, Newton, Ouachita, Poinsett, Prairie, Pulaski, Randolph, St. ...
Students take initiative (12/09/09)
Students at Mammoth Spring and Salem high schools have taken the initiative to seek out higher education by more of them taking the ACT test. Both Salem and Mammoth Spring high schools received the "2009 College Readiness Award." The schools received this honor for increasing the number of students taking the ACTs over the past five years and increasing their level of achievement and college readiness...
Blood Donor Extraordinaire (12/09/09)
Bill Perkey was honored recently by the Fulton County Hospital and the American Red Cross for his generous donations of blood. According to Fulton County Hospital Lab Supervisor Debby Larsen, Perkey has given 52 units of blood, which equals about 6 gallons. He received a certificate from the Red Cross, a pin and a key chain for his dedication of giving so much to save so many lives...
ASU Scholarship Winner (12/09/09)
Photo by Emily McIntosh Viola sophomore, Mackenzie Etheridge, won a $125 scholarship from Arkansas State University in Mountain Home for an American Enterprise Day essay contest. The contest was sponsored by Arkansas State University-Mountain Home Phi Beta Lambda (PBL), Senator Johnny Key and State Representative Karen Hopper. ...
Fulton County Hospital has new ambulances (12/09/09)
Photo by Emily McIntosh This is one of two new ambulances that the Fulton County Hospital has purchased. The hospital had to put decals on the ambulances before they could be on the road. From left, are: Steven Brown, FCH CEO Joe Hammond and Larry Bishop...
Orr named city clerk (12/09/09)
Effective Jan. 1, 2010, the city of Alton will have a new city clerk. Current City Clerk Dinah Slaughter well be retiring and Sherri Orr will replace her. Orr grew up in West Plains and has extensive work experience. She's been employed at West Plains Savings and Loan, at a certified public accountant's office and at Family Services...
Bell Tower repairs underway (12/09/09)
Photo by Emily McIntosh John Yancey, a city employee with the parks department, is seen working on the bell tower of Thayer's City Hall. Other city employees also worked on the project to fix mortar around the tower.
Koshkonong Christmas Parade announced (12/09/09)
Koshkonong will have its Christmas Parade Dec. 12 at 10 a.m. The theme for this year is Candy Christmas. Line-up will begin at 9 a.m., at the Koshkonong School Gym. Crowning for the Christmas Pageant will also be at 9 a.m., in the gym. Questions may be directed to Koshkonong City Hall at 417-867-3260...
MOCPS receives grant (12/09/09)
Honesty is the best policy. It's a phrase many have heard and many obey in order to learn and do a good job in the future. The Missouri Center for Patient Safety (MOCPS) is following that policy with a new program funded with a $595,165 grant from the Missouri Foundation for Health to improve ambulance services...
Benchmark scores rising (12/09/09)
Area students can pat themselves on the backs for their achievements for the 2009 school year. Because of students' scores on Benchmark and End-of-Course exams, several schools have received Outstanding Educational Performance (OEP) Awards in the Arkansas Education Report (AER)...
Pawloski found guilty of drug charges (12/09/09)
A jury of seven men and five women convicted Charles B. Pawloski, 35, of Springfield, Dec. 4 for the Class C felony of possession of a controlled substance, said Oregon County Prosecuting Attorney Fred O'Neill. The co-defendant in the same case, Tiffany Jewell, 24, of Thayer, still has pending charges...
Art Contest Winners (12/09/09)
Photo by Steven Looney "The Beauty of Trees," was the theme of an art contest sponsored by the Tree Board of the City of Mammoth Spring and the Mammoth Spring Garden Club. Prize money of $50, donated by the Garden Club, was divided among the winners. From left are: third place, Avery Turnbough; second place, Jenna Ellison; first place, Ronald Kelley; Rita Boennighausen; Ann Ward; and Glynda Pryor with the Mammoth Spring State Park...
Swing Bed Hall opens at FCH (12/09/09)
Photo by Emily McIntosh One of Fulton County Hospital's swing bed rooms is now operational. This is one of seven that are in the new swing bed hall. Those who did the construction work and those who will be working with the swing bed patients are posing in the picture above. ...
Hospital feasibility study coming (12/09/09)
The newly established Sharp County Hospital Foundation announced Nov. 30 that they have commissioned a feasibility study to evaluate the viability of a new hospital in the area. After losing Baptist Memorial Hospital, Sharp County has been without a hospital for many years. The need for a new hospital was the number one topic discussed at the countywide economic development meetings held recently in the county...
Arson lands man in jail (12/09/09)
Following an emergency call Nov. 28 regarding a house fire, a Paragould man has been arrested on three felony charges including arson, residential burglary and terroristic threatening. Todd Franklin Rowland, 32, admitted to officials in both Greene and Sharp County to burning a house by lighting separate fires in different rooms in the home of his ex-girlfriend Lisa Sellers...
Annexation of Riverbend hot topic at Hardy City Council meeting (12/09/09)
Hardy City Council met in their regular bi-monthly meeting Dec. 1. Following the approval of the previous minutes, new business was discussed. First on the agenda was Burton Cook, a resident of the Riverbend area near Hardy. Cook presented to council a petition signed by numerous property owners on Bluff Road regarding the possible annexation of the area into Hardy in the event the city qualifies for a grant to put a water system in the area and Riverbend Park...
Collins-Smith running for State Representative (12/09/09)
Photo/Submitted Linda Collins-Smith, who is running for State Representative, with her dad Benny Collins, showing off her find at the Gun and Knife Show Nov. 8 in Hardy. The Browning 22 Lever Action Rifle is one she had been looking for since her birthday in April. Collins-Smith is a member of the NRA and believes in the Second Amendment Right to Keep and Bear Arms...
Counts announces candidacy for sheriff (12/09/09)
Mark Counts has announced his intention to run for the position of Sharp County Sheriff in the 2010 Democratic Primary. Counts has 12 years law enforcement experience in Sharp County, for both Cave City and the Sharp County Sheriff's Department. His experience includes working as a patrol officer, Deputy Sheriff, and with Sharp County's Criminal Investigation Department (CID). He was promoted as detective sergeant for CID and currently holds this position...
AARP Class slated (12/09/09)
An AARP driver safety course will be offered Dec. 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Cherokee Village Town Center. Pre-registration is required. Cost of the course is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. For more information call Steve Martin at 870-257-3300...
Country Lane Christmas -- The Murphy Home (12/09/09)
The 2009 holiday Tour Of Homes will be Sunday, Dec. 13 from 2-4 p.m. The annual event is sponsored by the GFWC Timely Club. This year's tour will spotlight three homes near ash flat. The homes are: the home of Larry And Carolyn Rhynes at 386 Kenner Road, the home of Bob And Jan Murphy at 641 Kenner Road, and a new home for sale owned by Fred And Charlotte Goodwin. It is located at 138 Goodwin Cove in Secluded Estates across from Walmart...
Cougars snap skid, top Panthers (12/09/09)
Preston Harmon calmly sank a pair of charity tosses with 11 seconds on the clock to break a 38-all tie and give the Izard County Cougars a tight 40-38 victory over Norfork in 1A-2 North play Dec. 1. The win over Norfork snapped an 11-game skid for the Cougars (2-11, 1-3)...
Caraway, Katz drop Midland (12/09/09)
A man on a mission, Spencer Caraway racked up 23 points and pulled down 16 rebounds, while also notching five steals, to help the Melbourne Bearkatz top the Midland Mustangs 68-52 in 2-2A Conference action Dec. 1. Dalton Grigg added 18 points, five boards and four steals for the Bearkatz (8-2, 2-0), while Kody Caraway followed close with 16 points...
Viola takes two from Dawg Pound (12/09/09)
Although they led the entire way, the Viola Longhorns had to weather a fiery comeback effort from the Salem Greyhounds to leave the Dawg Pound with a hard-earned 47-41 non-conference victory Dec. 1. Earlier in the evening, the Lady Longhorns had their way in a 61-39 win over the homestanding Lady Greyhounds...
Lady Horns top field at WBC (12/09/09)
Longhorns finish second in boys' division
Bears beat buzzer, top Rebels (12/09/09)
Caleb Brown's bank-shot 3-pointer from the top of the key at the buzzer pushed Mammoth Spring past the Highland Rebels 53-52 in the opening round of the Lyon College Tournament in Batesville Dec. 5. The Bears trailed 52-50 with 2.8 ticks left on the clock when Austin Hite, under the Highland basket, inbounded the ball to Brown at center court...
Late push lifts Neelyville to Lady Dawg crown (12/09/09)
Lady Tigers outscore Thayer 30-19 in fourth
See pours in 29, Lady Comets roll Twin Rivers (12/09/09)
Paced by a big-time offensive effort from Becca See and fueled by a downright swarming defense right off the bat, the Alton Lady Comets won third place in the 2009 Lady Dawg Classic at Van Buren High School with a 59-42 victory over the Twin Rivers Lady Royals Dec. 5...
Indians propelled by big fourth (12/09/09)
Results from championship Saturday at the fifth annual Koshkonong Holiday Hoops Classic varsity boys' division: First place game: Dora 76, Bakersfield 68 Third place game: Cabool 59, Couch 52 Consolation bracket Alton 82, Koshkonong 75
Bears beat buzzer, top Rebels (12/09/09)
Caleb Brown's bank-shot 3-pointer from the top of the key at the buzzer pushed Mammoth Spring past the Highland Rebels 53-52 in the opening round of the Lyon College Tournament in Batesville Dec. 5. The Bears trailed 52-50 with 2.8 ticks left on the clock when Austin Hite, under the Highland basket, inbounded the ball to Brown at center court...
Cave City roughs up Marshall (12/09/09)
Cave City turned out to be rough hosts for Marshall Dec. 1, as the Cavemen and Cavewomen swept three 3A-1 East games from their visitors. Seth Foreman tossed in 22 points and handed out five assists as the Cavemen (5-4, 2-0) topped the Bobcats 57-39...
Bears beat buzzer to top Rebels (12/09/09)
In a week that featured Highland boys' games, the Rebels came up short at home against Newport, 50-44, on Nov. 30, and then suffered a buzzer-beating loss to Mammoth Spring, 53-52, in the first round of the Lyon College Tournament in Batesville on Dec. 5...
Lack of sleep no problem for Cavewomen (12/09/09)
Childers goes off for 32; Cave City cruises
Hog Calls (12/09/09)
FAYETTEVILLE -- To hear AutoZone Liberty Bowl director Steve Ehrhart tell it, the Liberty Bowl was ready to offer Arkansas a bowl bid after the Razorbacks beat Missouri State in the Sept. 5 season-opener in Little Rock. The Memphis-based bowl on a 4:30 p.m. Sunday media conference call officially extended to Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino and Arkansas athletics director Jeff Long the bowl invitation that became common knowledge known unofficially extended early last week...
9 Pin, No-tap tourney slated at Indian Hills Bowl (12/09/09)
A 9 pin, No-Tap Sweeper is scheduled for Jan. 17 at Indian Hills Bowl in Ash Flat. Start time is 1 p.m., check-in time is noon. Entry fee is $55. New to the event this time around - 16 bowlers will win prize money (if more than 40 bowlers compete) and payout is based on entries...
9 Pin, No-tap tourney slated at Indian Hills Bowl (12/09/09)
A 9 pin, No-Tap Sweeper is scheduled for Jan. 17 at Indian Hills Bowl in Ash Flat. Start time is 1 p.m., check-in time is noon. Entry fee is $55. New to the event this time around - 16 bowlers will win prize money (if more than 40 bowlers compete) and payout is based on entries...
Death Notices published week of December 10, 2009 (12/09/09)
Allan Ray "Ray Bob" Hightower, 78, of Sidney, Ark., died Dec. 2, 2009, in Melbourne, Ark. Arrangements by Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City, Ark. Charles Sanders Jr., 57, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Dec. 1, 2009, at Regional Medical Center of NEA in Jonesboro, Ark. Arrangements by Heath Funeral Home, Oak Hill Chapel, Highland, Ark...
Death Notices published week of December 10, 2009 (12/09/09)
Allan Ray "Ray Bob" Hightower, 78, of Sidney, Ark., died Dec. 2, 2009, in Melbourne, Ark. Arrangements by Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City, Ark. Charles Sanders Jr., 57, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Dec. 1, 2009, at Regional Medical Center of NEA in Jonesboro, Ark. Arrangements by Heath Funeral Home, Oak Hill Chapel, Highland, Ark...
Death Notices published week of December 10, 2009 (12/09/09)
Allan Ray "Ray Bob" Hightower, 78, of Sidney, Ark., died Dec. 2, 2009, in Melbourne, Ark. Arrangements by Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City, Ark. Charles Sanders Jr., 57, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Dec. 1, 2009, at Regional Medical Center of NEA in Jonesboro, Ark. Arrangements by Heath Funeral Home, Oak Hill Chapel, Highland, Ark...
Ivy Rain Stephens (12/09/09)
It's another girl for John and Rachel (Bassham) Stephens of Jonesboro, Ark. The 9 pound, 8 ounce baby girl was born at 5:26 p.m. on Aug. 11, 2009, at the NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro, Ark. The couple's daughter has been named Ivy Rain. She was welcomed home by her three big sisters, Summer Kathleen, Anna Lake and Jordan Sky...
Colton Phillip Albritton (12/09/09)
James and Leanne Albritton are the parents of a baby boy, Colton Phillip. He was born at 4:48 a.m., Oct.9, 2009, at Elmendorf Air Force Base Hospital, Elmendorf, AK. Colton weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces and was 20 inches long. Grandparents are Perry and Jeneta Turner, Thayer, Mo., and Jim and Cyndy Albritton, Bossier City, La...
Ivy Rain Stephens (12/09/09)
It's another girl for John and Rachel (Bassham) Stephens of Jonesboro, Ark. The 9 pound, 8 ounce baby girl was born at 5:26 p.m. on Aug. 11, 2009, at the NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro, Ark. The couple's daughter has been named Ivy Rain. She was welcomed home by her three big sisters, Summer Kathleen, Anna Lake and Jordan Sky...
Colton Phillip Albritton (12/09/09)
James and Leanne Albritton are the parents of a baby boy, Colton Phillip. He was born at 4:48 a.m., Oct.9, 2009, at Elmendorf Air Force Base Hospital, Elmendorf, AK. Colton weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces and was 20 inches long. Grandparents are Perry and Jeneta Turner, Thayer, Mo., and Jim and Cyndy Albritton, Bossier City, La...
Cooper -- Daigle (12/09/09)
Family and friends gathered at Sidney Baptist Church in Sidney, Ark., Saturday, Nov. 21 to witness the exchanging of wedding vows by Elizabeth Cooper of Melbourne and Justin Daigle of Mount Pleasant. Fall colors of deep burgundy, rich browns and celedon green transformed the church into an enchanted setting for the November wedding. ...
Cooper -- Daigle (12/09/09)
Family and friends gathered at Sidney Baptist Church in Sidney, Ark., Saturday, Nov. 21 to witness the exchanging of wedding vows by Elizabeth Cooper of Melbourne and Justin Daigle of Mount Pleasant. Fall colors of deep burgundy, rich browns and celedon green transformed the church into an enchanted setting for the November wedding. ...
Hartin -- Sheridan (12/09/09)
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...
Whiteside to celebrate 90th birthday (12/09/09)
Ray Whiteside, a resident of Thayer, Mo., celebrated his 90th birthday Dec.1, along with his wife Daisy Mae Mitchell Whiteside, at the home of their daughter Donna and husband Doyle Fink, with daughter Kay and husband Larry Bible and daughter Terri and husband Dan Hull...
Whiteside to celebrate 90th birthday (12/09/09)
Ray Whiteside, a resident of Thayer, Mo., celebrated his 90th birthday Dec.1, along with his wife Daisy Mae Mitchell Whiteside, at the home of their daughter Donna and husband Doyle Fink, with daughter Kay and husband Larry Bible and daughter Terri and husband Dan Hull...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (12/09/09)
Michael Biby, 35, of Salem, was arrested Nov. 27 for DWI and implied consent. Biby was released from the Fulton County Jail Nov. 30 on his own recognizance. Joseph Benedict, 33, of Salem, was arrested Nov. 30 on a warrant for failure to appear. Benedict is being held in the Fulton County Jail without bond...
Fulton County Circuit Court (12/09/09)
The court moved that the charge of manufacturing marijuana be moved from a Class C felony to a Class A misdemeanor in the case of Timothy Harris. Harris pleaded guilty and was sentenced to the payment of $300 in court cost and a fine of $2,500. Harris was sentenced to one year in the county jail -- suspended upon condition of payment of costs and fines on or before Nov. ...
Arkansas State Police (12/09/09)
Robert Love, 51, of Mt. Pleasant, was southbound on State Highway 69 Dec. 4 at 6:40 a.m. in his 1977 Jeep when Tim Harvell, 50, of Melbourne, driving a 1994 Dodge Intrepid, rear ended Love causing Love's vehicle to overturn. Harvell was taken to White River Medical Center for treatment of his injuries. Charges for Harvell are pending. The investigating trooper was Coty Williams...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (12/09/09)
Michael Biby, 35, of Salem, was arrested Nov. 27 for DWI and implied consent. Biby was released from the Fulton County Jail Nov. 30 on his own recognizance. Joseph Benedict, 33, of Salem, was arrested Nov. 30 on a warrant for failure to appear. Benedict is being held in the Fulton County Jail without bond...
Arkansas State Police (12/09/09)
Robert Love, 51, of Mt. Pleasant, was southbound on State Highway 69 Dec. 4 at 6:40 a.m. in his 1977 Jeep when Tim Harvell, 50, of Melbourne, driving a 1994 Dodge Intrepid, rear ended Love causing Love's vehicle to overturn. Harvell was taken to White River Medical Center for treatment of his injuries. Charges for Harvell are pending. The investigating trooper was Coty Williams...
Sharp County Sheriff's Report (12/09/09)
Samuel Isaiah West, 20, of Ash Flat was arrested Nov. 25 on a felony warrant for delivery of a Schedule II controlled substance, Dilaudid. Billie Elaine Brady, 31, of Imboden was arrested Nov. 25 for contempt of court-instrument of crime. Jeremy Brooks, 30, of Cherokee Village was arrested Nov. 26 for aggravated assault, breaking or entering and public intoxication...