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Stories from Wednesday, December 30, 2009

2009 - Top National Stories (12/30/09)
January 15 -- U.S. Airways Flight 1549 ditches in the Hudson River shortly after takeoff from LaGuardia. All 155 passengers and crew survive. January 20 -- Barack Obama inaugurated as the 44th President of the United States. January 29 -- Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich becomes the first state governor to be impeached and removed from office in over 20 years...
Dr. Kauffman helping out hospital (12/30/09)
At the Dec. 21 meeting of the hospital's Board of Governors, it was discussed that Dr. David Kauffman has been helping the facility with its utilization review process. According to Tammy Friel, every morning Dr. Kauffman and Christy Busby review the charts of the patients on the floor to make sure they meet medical necessity based on the Medicare guidelines. ...
Calvin Smith seeking re-election (12/30/09)
Calvin "Buster" Smith of Salem, announced he is a candidate for re-election as the Fulton County Collector subject to the May 18, 2010, Democratic Primary. "I appreciate the support you, the taxpayers, have given me and my staff in the past and will strive to merit your confidence in the future," he stated...
2009 in Review (12/30/09)
This year has had some tough times and some good ones. The year 2010 offers perhaps a brighter future, but it's always good to look back at the previous year and remember all the good things that happened as well as the bad and hope for the best for the coming year. Happy New Year...
Stolen computer, chainsaw recovered (12/30/09)
Billy J. Hayes Jr. and Montgomery D. Martin are both being charged with burglary in the second-degree, a class C felony and stealing, which is also a class C felony, according to the Oregon County Prosecuting Attorney's office. According to Thayer Police Officer Josh McDaniel's probable cause statement, Martin and Hayes apparently broke in to Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Hollibaugh's residence Dec. 20 and stole several items including two Dell Inspiron laptops and two chainsaws along with other items...
Two charged with tampering (12/30/09)
Two people are charged with tampering with a gas pump at Bobcat Station in Thayer in order to steal gasoline during the month of November. Bobby L. Coursey, 29, of Koshkonong, and Justin G. Turner, 28, of West Plains, are charged with committing the class D felony of tampering with computer data and the class C felony of stealing...
Dr. Kauffman helping out hospital (12/30/09)
At the Dec. 21 meeting of the hospital's Board of Governors, it was discussed that Dr. David Kauffman has been helping the facility with its utilization review process. According to Tammy Friel, every morning Dr. Kauffman and Christy Busby review the charts of the patients on the floor to make sure they meet medical necessity based on the Medicare guidelines. ...
Safety inspections to change (12/30/09)
Drivers in Missouri who own vehicles five years old or less won't have to worry about getting their vehicle's safety inspection after Jan. 1. Vehicles will be exempt from the safety inspection requirement for the first five years after the model year of manufacture...
City receives stimulus funds (12/30/09)
The city of Thayer received a plaque Dec. 17 from David Potthaust, with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, in Jefferson City recognizing Thayer as a recipient of some American Recovery and Reinvestment Act stimulus funds for the waste water treatment project. ...
Calvin Smith seeking re-election (12/30/09)
Calvin "Buster" Smith of Salem, announced he is a candidate for re-election as the Fulton County Collector subject to the May 18, 2010, Democratic Primary. "I appreciate the support you, the taxpayers, have given me and my staff in the past and will strive to merit your confidence in the future," he stated...
Remembering Dr. Audrey Thompson (12/30/09)
Audrey James Thompson, 89, of Williford, Ark., died Dec. 20, 2009, at the Ash Flat Nursing and Rehab Center following a long illness. Thompson was a lover of history and was instrumental in getting several Hardy homes listed on the National Historic Registry...
Johnny Cash tribute held (12/30/09)
The halls of the John E. Miller Auditorium in Melbourne were overflowing with enthusiastic Johnny Cash fans Dec. 10 as the crowd gathered to hear Branson tribute artist Jackson Cash perform his rendition of many Johnny Cash hits. Ozarka staff members Chaney Coleman, who works as a computer support technician for the college and Tracy Cone, a Career Pathways counselor, opened the show for Cash as Johnny Cash and June Carter-Cash...
2009: A look back at a historical year (12/30/09)
Part 1: January - March
Burton announces candidacy for Sharp County Sheriff (12/30/09)
Dennis Ray Burton, with 30 years experience in law enforcement, is announcing his candidacy for Sharp County Sheriff subject to the Democratic primary in May 2010. The son of Ray and Oleta Burton, he is a Sharp County native and a 1975 graduate of Highland High School. He is married to Karen Orosz Burton and has four children, Michael of Highland, Ryan of Jonesboro,  Michelle Daggett and Tamara Burton-Wilson of Cherokee Village and 11 grandchildren...
Izard County stopped in NEA tourney's first round (12/30/09)
The Izard County Cougars fell to the Cave City Cavemen 69-48 in the opening round of the NEA Tournament Dec. 22 at the Convocation Center in Jonesboro. The 11th-seeded Cavemen led 19-8 after the first period and 31-19 at the half. Cave City built its advantage to 54-36 heading into the final period of play...
Hounds fall to Hillcrest in Jonesboro (12/30/09)
The Salem Greyhounds made things interesting down the stretch in the fourth period, but the Hillcrest Screamin' Eagles still came away with a 51-39 win over the Hounds Dec. 21 in the opening round of the NEA Tournament at the Convocation Center in Jonesboro...
Viola sweeps Couch (12/30/09)
Viola traveled to Couch Dec. 21 and took a pair of victories back to Fulton County with them. The Lady Horns started things off with a close 48-46 win over the home-standing Lady Indians. Viola led 11-8 after the first period and 23-18 at the half. Couch then outscored Viola 18-12 to take a 36-35 lead into the final frame...
Cats edge Indians in Cabool Tourney (12/30/09)
The Couch Indians dominated the first half with gutty, gritty defense, but the Thayer Bobcats re-grouped after the intermission break to edge past the Indians 36-33 in the opening round of the Cabool Holiday Tournament Dec. 26. The ninth-seeded Indians kept the eighth-seeded Cats on their heels for the first two periods and Couch managed to forge a nine-point lead in the first half...
Kosh falls to Greenwood (12/30/09)
The Koshkonong Blue Jays fell to Greenwood by the count of 70-41 Dec. 19. Greenwood led 24-12 after one and 40-19 at intermission. Ethan Ulmanis paced the Jays with 12 points.Tyler Blaylock and Tim Voss kicked in seven points each, while Cody Branstetter added five. Dylan Waggoner and Kelby Waggoner tallied four points apiece, with Evan Ball and Cody Summers posting two points each...
Comets victims of big second half by Willow Springs (12/30/09)
It was nick-and-tuck for awhile, but the Willow Springs Bears used a big second-half push to knock off the Alton Comets 86-61 Dec. 18. The first half was tight going and the Bears held narrow leads of 18-17 after one period of play and 36-35 at the half...
Izard County stopped in NEA tourney's first round (12/30/09)
The Izard County Cougars fell to the Cave City Cavemen 69-48 in the opening round of the NEA Tournament Dec. 22 at the Convocation Center in Jonesboro. The 11th-seeded Cavemen led 19-8 after the first period and 31-19 at the half. Cave City built its advantage to 54-36 heading into the final period of play...
Hounds fall to Hillcrest in Jonesboro (12/30/09)
The Salem Greyhounds made things interesting down the stretch in the fourth period, but the Hillcrest Screamin' Eagles still came away with a 51-39 win over the Hounds Dec. 21 in the opening round of the NEA Tournament at the Convocation Center in Jonesboro...
Viola sweeps Couch (12/30/09)
Viola traveled to Couch Dec. 21 and took a pair of victories back to Fulton County with them. The Lady Horns started things off with a close 48-46 win over the home-standing Lady Indians. Viola led 11-8 after the first period and 23-18 at the half. Couch then outscored Viola 18-12 to take a 36-35 lead into the final frame...
Big third leads Highland to victory in NEA opener (12/30/09)
The Highland Lady Rebels opened play in the annual NEA Tournament with a 53-39 victory over Westside in the girls' 4A-5A-6A brackets Dec. 26 at the Convocation Center in Jonesboro. The battle between the two 3-4A Conference foes swung Highland's way with a big third period from the Lady Rebs...
Cavewomen top Riverside, Maynard (12/30/09)
The top-seeded Cave City Cavewomen had little trouble with Riverside in the quarterfinals of the girls' 1A-2A-3A bracket at the NEA Tournament at the Convocation Center in Jonesboro Dec. 26. Finishing things off with a 10-2 run in the third, Cave City knocked off the Lady Rebels 53-36...
Cave City stopped by Bay (12/30/09)
The Cave City Cavemen were knocked out of the annual NEA Tournament with a 75-40 loss to the Bay Yellowjackets Dec. 26 at the Convocation Center in Jonesboro. The third-seeded Yellowjackets jumped out to a 12-0 lead early and the 11th-seeded Cavemen could just not catch up with Bay...
Eagle programs planned at Bull Shoals State Park (12/30/09)
Each year, approximately 100 bald eagles migrate to the Bull Shoals area. On Jan. 8-9 during Eagle Awareness Weekend, the Bull Shoals-White River State Park in Bull Shoals will offer activities centered on this national symbol. Events will include lake and river tours, guided bird walks, guest speakers, live bird demonstrations, kids' activities and live entertainment...
Alligator gar permit available online Jan. 1 (12/30/09)
Beginning Jan. 1, alligator gar fishermen and bowfishers in Arkansas will be required to obtain a free permit from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. The permit will help AGFC biologists gather important details on the alligator gar harvest in the state...
Application period for WMA turkey hunt underway (12/30/09)
Arkansas turkey hunters may apply for limited permits on several Arkansas Game and Fish Commission wildlife management areas for the 2010 spring turkey season. This year, the AGFC is accepting permits only online at www.ark.org/agfc/turkey/index.php...
State record brown trout pulled from Lake Taneycomo (12/30/09)
For Scott Sandusky, the most exciting fish in the world is the Missouri state-record brown trout he landed Nov. 20. For the rest of us, the most exciting fish are the even bigger brown trout that might still be prowling the depths of Lake Taneycomo...
Eagle programs planned at Bull Shoals State Park (12/30/09)
Each year, approximately 100 bald eagles migrate to the Bull Shoals area. On Jan. 8-9 during Eagle Awareness Weekend, the Bull Shoals-White River State Park in Bull Shoals will offer activities centered on this national symbol. Events will include lake and river tours, guided bird walks, guest speakers, live bird demonstrations, kids' activities and live entertainment...
Alligator gar permit available online Jan. 1 (12/30/09)
Beginning Jan. 1, alligator gar fishermen and bowfishers in Arkansas will be required to obtain a free permit from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. The permit will help AGFC biologists gather important details on the alligator gar harvest in the state...
Application period for WMA turkey hunt underway (12/30/09)
Arkansas turkey hunters may apply for limited permits on several Arkansas Game and Fish Commission wildlife management areas for the 2010 spring turkey season. This year, the AGFC is accepting permits only online at www.ark.org/agfc/turkey/index.php...
Alligator gar permit available online Jan. 1 (12/30/09)
Beginning Jan. 1, alligator gar fishermen and bowfishers in Arkansas will be required to obtain a free permit from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. The permit will help AGFC biologists gather important details on the alligator gar harvest in the state...
Application period for WMA turkey hunt underway (12/30/09)
Arkansas turkey hunters may apply for limited permits on several Arkansas Game and Fish Commission wildlife management areas for the 2010 spring turkey season. This year, the AGFC is accepting permits only online at www.ark.org/agfc/turkey/index.php...
2009 in review (12/30/09)
January Salem and Viola high schools were recognized as bronze schools by U.S. News & World Report. The schools had to pass two steps to be eligible for national judging on the final step of college readiness. Jimmy Hooper and his wife Christa Hooper of Batesville, were charged with federal charges in connection with break-ins at post offices including those at Ash Flat, Evening Shade and Glencoe. Authorities identified the Hoopers from surveillance tapes...
Death Notices published week of December 31, 2009 (12/30/09)
Albert "Lawrence" Grooms, 85, of Thayer, Mo., died Dec. 21, 2009, at his home in Thayer, Mo. Arrangements by Carter Funeral Home Inc. of Thayer, Mo. Johnny Peacock, 38, of Benton, Ark., formerly of Thayer, Mo., died Dec. 6, 2009, in Jacksonville, Ark. Arrangements by the Carter Funeral Home Inc. of Thayer, Mo...
Death Notices published week of December 31, 2009 (12/30/09)
Albert "Lawrence" Grooms, 85, of Thayer, Mo., died Dec. 21, 2009, at his home in Thayer, Mo. Arrangements by Carter Funeral Home Inc. of Thayer, Mo. Johnny Peacock, 38, of Benton, Ark., formerly of Thayer, Mo., died Dec. 6, 2009, in Jacksonville, Ark. Arrangements by the Carter Funeral Home Inc. of Thayer, Mo...
Death Notices published week of December 31, 2009 (12/30/09)
James Smith, 94, of Hardy, Ark., died Dec. 26, 2009, in Mountain Home. Arrangements by Heath Funeral Home, Oak Hill Chapel, Highland, Ark. Barrett Jerome "B.J." Rogers, 37, of Pocahontas, Ark., died Dec. 17, 2009, at Pocahontas. Arrangements by Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City, Ark...
Ivy Rain Stephens (12/30/09)
John and Rachel (Bassham) Stephens of Jonesboro, Ark., are proud to announce the birth of a daughter, Ivy Rain. 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. She was welcomed home by her three big sisters, Summer Kathleen, Anna Lake and Jordan Sky...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (12/30/09)
In custody prior to week of report with no change of status: Joshua Ray, 18, of Cherokee Village, was transferred to the Fulton County Jail July 1 for attempted murder in the first-degree. Ray received an additional charge July 22 for furnishing prohibited articles. Ray is being held in the Fulton County Jail on a $150,000 bond...
Izard County Sheriff's Report (12/30/09)
Released Dec. 28 A woman returned to her home on Knob Creek Road in Melbourne Christmas Eve night to find someone loading belonging into a truck. The woman called the sheriff's department and upon arrival of deputies, the male subject had unloaded his truck. ...
Thayer Police Report (12/30/09)
Alejandro V. Soriano, 28, of Kansas City, Mo., was issued a citation Dec. 22 for exceeding the posted speed limit and no valid operators license. Charles K. Higginbottom, 55, of Cherokee Village, Ark., was arrested on warrants from Howell, Texas, Wright, Webster and Taney counties for passing bad checks and failure to display tags in Taney County. Higginbottom had two bonds of $1,077 in cash and another of $1,000 in cash or assurity...
Oregon County Sheriff's Report (12/30/09)
Robert Lee Threlkeld, 31, of Pamona, was arrested Dec. 29 on a Howell County warrant for a traffic violation. Oregon County deputies met Howell County deputies at the county line and handed Threlkeld over.
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (12/30/09)
In custody prior to week of report with no change of status: Joshua Ray, 18, of Cherokee Village, was transferred to the Fulton County Jail July 1 for attempted murder in the first-degree. Ray received an additional charge July 22 for furnishing prohibited articles. Ray is being held in the Fulton County Jail on a $150,000 bond...
Izard County Sheriff's Report (12/30/09)
Released Dec. 28 A woman returned to her home on Knob Creek Road in Melbourne Christmas Eve night to find someone loading belonging into a truck. The woman called the sheriff's department and upon arrival of deputies, the male subject had unloaded his truck. ...
Sharp County Sheriff's Report (12/30/09)
William D. Crock, 47, of Cave City was arrested Dec. 12 for a body attachment for child support. Michael Lee Lueck, 26, of Akron, Ohio was arrested Dec. 12 for disorderly conduct. Calvin Calderon, 21, of Batesville, was arrested Dec. 12 for contempt of court for failure to pay, failure to appear, driving on a suspended, driving without license and no insurance...