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Stories from Wednesday, January 6, 2010

SnowBaby (01/06/10)
Unsure if he is enjoying his first snowfall, Wyatt Goff, 10 months, waits to be pushed around in his "sled." Wyatt is the son of Dusty and Jessica Goff of Sidney and is the grandson of Barry and Joyce Goff of Sidney and Randall and Roxanne Coe of Batesville...
2009 in review - Part 2 (01/06/10)
APRIL The Viola School Board announced that dirt work for the new high school would begin soon. Cost for debris cleanup in the county continues to rise with the cost now at $923,102.07. Fulton County Judge Charles Willett said that $142,759.29 covers only the first two weeks of the cleanup. FEMA and state money will help help pay for the disaster cleanup...
New jail plans moving forward (01/06/10)
The newly formed committee overseeing the building of a new county jail met last Tuesday with the architects, Lee and Associates, and representatives from the USDA's public facilities board to review the plan moving forward. The committee, named at last month's Quorum Court meeting, moved to hire Lee and Associates to begin working on the architectural plans for the facility, which came out with a bottom line estimate of $1.2 million, plus 7 percent architect fees. ...
Former Ozarka College president gets hearing (01/06/10)
Former Ozarka College President Douglas Rush had his name clearing hearing at the college's board of trustees' meeting Dec. 17, about four years after Rush was apparently fired from the college "on the grounds of dishonesty, insubordination, failure to comply with state laws, and willful disregard of board policy," according to the July 7, 2005, board minutes...
Izard County launches new Web site for residents (01/06/10)
Izard County launched a new Web site in order to better serve the residents of the county on Dec. 11. The URL for the Web site is www.IzardCountyAR.org. According to Izard County government offices, the Web site is a resource for the public and provides up-to-date information for various offices such as Judge Rayburn Finley, treasurer, assessor, Office of Emergency Management (OEM) and the sheriff...
Foley announces candidacy for Fulton County Sheriff (01/06/10)
Kenneth "Buck" Foley has announced he will be a candidate for Fulton County Sheriff in May of 2010. Foley, 57, and his wife Frankie Tomlinson Foley reside in Salem. They have one son and two grandchildren. Foley is employed as a trooper with the Arkansas State Police...
Cookson seeks GOP nomination for the 153rd Legislative District (01/06/10)
Steve Cookson, a well-known Southeast Missouri educator with extensive experience in legislative issues, has announced his candidacy for state representative in the 153rd Legislative District. Cookson, 51, is retiring after serving nine years as superintendent of the Naylor Schools. ...
Runsick candidate for constable (01/06/10)
Scottie Runsick announces his candidacy for Sharp County Constable District 1. He is a life long resident of Sharp County and graduate of Highland High School. He would like to serve his county in this capacity. He has been a volunteer with the Center Fire Department since 2004...
Sloan announces candidacy for State Representative for District 80 (01/06/10)
Sometimes, politics isn't as usual, and such will be the case in the 2010 election as young motivator Keith Sloan, of the Noland Community in Randolph County, has announced his intent to become the next District 80 State Representative. Sloan, whose family has farmed in the local area for nearly 100 years, was motivated to run after hearing repeated concerns from local citizens about the political leadership. ...
2009 in review - Part 2 (01/06/10)
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...
County Clerk and Recorder separated (01/06/10)
In a recent Commission meeting the Commissioners voted to separate the Circuit Clerk's Office from the Recorder of Deeds. The Recorder of Deeds will become an elected position with filing to become available this year. This was prompted by the Circuit and the Associate Court Division combining and the Circuit Clerk will take over the task of running both offices. ...
New Fulton County Jail plans moving forward (01/06/10)
The newly formed committee overseeing the building of a new county jail met last Tuesday with the architects, Lee and Associates, and representatives from the USDA's public facilities board to review the plan moving forward. The committee, named at last month's Quorum Court meeting, moved to hire Lee and Associates to begin working on the architectural plans for the facility, which came out with a bottom line estimate of $1.2 million, plus 7 percent architect fees. ...
Bridges appointed as Oregon County Clerk (01/06/10)
Gov. Jay Nixon's office announced Dec. 18 that Tracy J. Bridges, of Alton, was appointed to be the clerk for Oregon County until after municipal elections in April 2010. Bridges, 32, was appointed to take the position after it was vacated upon the death of Gary Hensley, 58, in November. Hensley had been Oregon County clerk since 1995. He died from a heart attack...
Horseshoe Bend Court Docket (01/06/10)
Defendant, violation, Officer, Total, judgment. Augsburger, Kim, failure to appear, Warrant, $280, bond forfeiture; animals running at large, Solimine, $55, bond forfeiture; animal running at large, Kittrell, $55, continued to Nov. 10. Babcock, Susan, speeding, Hobbs, $90, bond forfeiture...
New DWI legislation proposed by governor (01/06/10)
Gov. Jay Nixon proposed new legislation on DWI laws on Dec. 9 that could change the way DWI cases are handled if the law is passed. "There are simply too many gaps in our current system," Gov. Nixon said. "The way we handle drunken-driving cases in Missouri is broken. ...
Initiative calls for training (01/06/10)
The world and the technology in it is ever changing and those looking for jobs are ever scrutinized for how much they know how to use technology on the job. This is why Gov. Jay Nixon launched a $12 million initiative called Training for Tomorrow to train Missourians for high-tech fields and get them employed in growing industries...
Foley announces candidacy for Fulton County Sheriff (01/06/10)
Kenneth "Buck" Foley has announced he will be a candidate for Fulton County Sheriff in May of 2010. Foley, 57, and his wife Frankie Tomlinson Foley reside in Salem. They have one son and two grandchildren. Foley is employed as a trooper with the Arkansas State Police...
Cookson seeks GOP nomination for the 153rd Legislative District (01/06/10)
Steve Cookson, a well-known Southeast Missouri educator with extensive experience in legislative issues, has announced his candidacy for state representative in the 153rd Legislative District. Cookson, 51, is retiring after serving nine years as superintendent of the Naylor Schools. ...
Runsick candidate for constable (01/06/10)
Scottie Runsick announces his candidacy for Sharp County Constable District 1. He is a life long resident of Sharp County and graduate of Highland High School. He would like to serve his county in this capacity. He has been a volunteer with the Center Fire Department since 2004...
Sloan announces candidacy for State Representative for District 80 (01/06/10)
Sometimes, politics isn't as usual, and such will be the case in the 2010 election as young motivator Keith Sloan, of the Noland Community in Randolph County, has announced his intent to become the next District 80 State Representative. Sloan, whose family has farmed in the local area for nearly 100 years, was motivated to run after hearing repeated concerns from local citizens about the political leadership. ...
Un'Rush'ed hearing (01/06/10)
Former Ozarka College President Douglas Rush had his name clearing hearing at the college's board of trustees' meeting Dec. 17, about four years after Rush was apparently fired from the college "on the grounds of dishonesty, insubordination, failure to comply with state laws, and willful disregard of board policy," according to the July 7, 2005, board minutes...
2009 in review - Part 2 (01/06/10)
APRIL Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe kept a promise to voters by lowering the grocery tax. The House of Representatives voted 99 to 0 to cut the grocery tax again, bringing it from 3 cents to 2 cents. Former Sharp County OEM Coordinator Peter (Pete) Reilly Jr., 64, of Hardy was arrested March 30 on charges of rape and sexual indecency with a child...
Mother Nature ushers in 2010 (01/06/10)
Mother Nature welcomed the new year with snow, salt and sand as a common site in the tri-county area over the new year's weekend with snow plows and salt trucks trying to clean up the roads for safe passage. Numerous residents of both Cherokee Village and Ash Flat slid off in ditches during the early morning hours of Jan. 3 when nearly 2 inches of snow fell after a prediction of only snow flurries...
American Legion hosts community Christmas party (01/06/10)
Each year we all get busy with the hurry and scurry of the Christmas shopping time, family and concerns about our busy party schedules. For the past several years, Post 336 of the American Legion and Women's Auxilary in Williford have turned their attention to local children and families who are feeling the distress of the economic downturn...
Evening Shade woman killed in Popular Bluff wreck (01/06/10)
An Evening Shade woman was killed in a head on collision on Highway 60 just outside Popular Bluff Dec. 29. Missouri Highway Patrol officer Sgt. Dale Moreland investigated the accident that killed Carol Cook, 53, of Evening Shade and Jack W. Vaughn, 41, of Dexter, Mo...
Tri-County Recycling Center lists recyclables (01/06/10)
Tri-County Recycling Center reports that some area drop-off programs are accepting several items that cannot be recycled in regional markets. "The main problem area is with plastics," according to recycling center manager Steve Penney. The problem has progressed to the point that several bales of plastics were rejected at the mills because of the amount of contaminants (unacceptable items) in the bales. ...
Runsick candidate for constable (01/06/10)
Scottie Runsick announces his candidacy for Sharp County Constable District 1. He is a life long resident of Sharp County and graduate of Highland High School. He would like to serve his county in this capacity. He has been a volunteer with the Center Fire Department since 2004 ...
Sloan announces candidacy for State Representative for District 80 (01/06/10)
Sometimes, politics isn't as usual, and such will be the case in the 2010 election as young motivator Keith Sloan, of the Noland Community in Randolph County, has announced his intent to become the next District 80 State Representative. Sloan, whose family has farmed in the local area for nearly 100 years, was motivated to run after hearing repeated concerns from local citizens about the political leadership. ...
Lady Cougs survive Tuckerman upset bid (01/06/10)
Big effort from Harmon helps Izard County turn back Lady Bulldogs
Bobcats dropped by tall, tough Eagles (01/06/10)
The Fair Grove Eagles may be tall and tough when it comes to the space right under the hoop, but the Eagles are also pretty steady hands from a bit farther out, too. Fair Grove's Britton Derrick sank seven-of-eight free throws in the last two minutes of play, helping the top-seeded Eagles hold off eighth-seeded Thayer 60-48 in the quarterfinals of the Cabool Holiday Tournament Dec. 28...
Been there, done that - again! (01/06/10)
Rout of Bay gives Cave City second straight NEA title
MDC sets 2010 turkey seasons (01/06/10)
The Missouri Conservation Commission has set 2010 spring and fall turkey hunting regulations that mirror 2009 season structures. Spring season dates are the only difference. The regular spring turkey hunting season is April 19 through May 9. Other spring turkey hunting regulations remain unchanged from 2009, with a limit of two male turkeys or turkeys with visible beards...
Record muzzleloader season turned in by hunters (01/06/10)
Hunters set a new record with 15,907 deer killed during the muzzleloader portion of Missouri's 2009 firearms deer season, Dec. 19-29. This year's record topped the previous one set in 2007 by 2,535. It topped the 2008 harvest by 5,653. Top counties for this year's muzzleloader portion were Osage with 403 deer checked, Oregon with 386 and Howell with 336. Howell also made the top-county list in 2008 with 217 and Oregon in 2008 and 2007 with 198 and 405 respectively...
Death Notices published week of January 7, 2010 (01/06/10)
Lois S. Eshelman, 85, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died on Dec. 8, 2009, at Horseshoe Bend. Arrangements by Barker Horseshoe Bend Memorial Chapel in Horseshoe Bend. Daisy Dathine Johnson, 88 of Hardy, Ark., died Dec. 30, 2009, at Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehab. Arrangements by Tri-County Funeral Home of Highland, Ark...
Death Notices published week of January 7, 2010 (01/06/10)
Lois S. Eshelman, 85, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died on Dec. 8, 2009, at Horseshoe Bend. Arrangements by Barker Horseshoe Bend Memorial Chapel in Horseshoe Bend. Daisy Dathine Johnson, 88 of Hardy, Ark., died Dec. 30, 2009, at Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehab. Arrangements by Tri-County Funeral Home of Highland, Ark...
Death Notices published week of January 7, 2010 (01/06/10)
Lois S. Eshelman, 85, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died Dec. 8, 2009, at Horseshoe Bend. Arrangements under the direction of Barker Horseshoe Bend Memorial Chapel in Horseshoe Bend. Robert Edward Long Jr., 81, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Dec. 29, 2009, at his residence in Cherokee Village. Arrangements by Heath Funeral Home, Oak Hill Chapel, of Highland, Ark...
Shawn Allen Sheppard Jr. (01/06/10)
Shawn Allen Sheppard Jr., was born on Dec. 27, 2009, at the Regional Medical Center at Memphis, Tenn. He weighed 5 pounds, 8 ounces and was 18 inches long. His parents are Shawn and Mary Sheppard of Batesville, Ark. Maternal grandparents are Gerald and Idelia Coleman of Joshua, Texas. Paternal grandmother is the late Marci K. Sheppard of Cleburne, Texas...
Aubrey Erin Burton (01/06/10)
Ryan and Angela Burton of Jonesboro, Ark., announce the birth of a daughter, Aubrey Erin Burton on Dec. 15, 2009, at St. Bernards Hospital Birthcare Center in Jonesboro. She weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces and was 20-3/4 inches long. Her sibling is Addison Elizabeth Burton, age 2...
Gracey Mae Gatewood (01/06/10)
Cliff and Sarah Gatewood, West Plains, are the parents of a baby girl, Gracey Mae, born at 2:28 p.m., Dec. 16, 2009 at Ozark Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 9 pounds, 10-1/2 ounces and was 22 inches long. Her sibling is Whitney. Grandparents are Cathy Goodall, West Plains; David Ernst, Mountain View; and Lola Gatewood, Thayer...
Paten Scott Williams (01/06/10)
Marshall Williams and Ashley Russell, of Alton, are the parents of a baby boy, Paten Scott Williams, born at 9:57 p.m., Dec. 21, 2009, at Ozark Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces and was 20 inches long. His sibling is Landon, 4...
Shawn Allen Sheppard Jr. (01/06/10)
Shawn Allen Sheppard Jr., was born on Dec. 27, 2009, at the Regional Medical Center at Memphis, Tenn. He weighed 5 pounds, 8 ounces and was 18 inches long. His parents are Shawn and Mary Sheppard of Batesville, Ark. Maternal grandparents are Gerald and Idelia Coleman of Joshua, Texas. Paternal grandmother is the late Marci K. Sheppard of Cleburne, Texas...
Aubrey Erin Burton (01/06/10)
Ryan and Angela Burton of Jonesboro, Ark., announce the birth of a daughter, Aubrey Erin Burton on Dec. 15, 2009, at St. Bernards Hospital Birthcare Center in Jonesboro. She weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces and was 20-3/4 inches long. Her sibling is Addison Elizabeth Burton, age 2...
Gracey Mae Gatewood (01/06/10)
Cliff and Sarah Gatewood, West Plains, are the parents of a baby girl, Gracey Mae, born at 2:28 p.m., Dec. 16, 2009 at Ozark Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 9 pounds, 10-1/2 ounces and was 22 inches long. Her sibling is Whitney. Grandparents are Cathy Goodall, West Plains; David Ernst, Mountain View; and Lola Gatewood, Thayer...
Paten Scott Williams (01/06/10)
Marshall Williams and Ashley Russell, of Alton, are the parents of a baby boy, Paten Scott Williams, born at 9:57 p.m., Dec. 21, 2009, at Ozark Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces and was 20 inches long. His sibling is Landon, 4...
Aubrey Erin Burton (01/06/10)
Ryan and Angela Burton of Jonesboro, Ark., announce the birth of a daughter, Aubrey Erin Burton on Dec. 15, 2009, at St. Bernards Hospital Birthcare Center in Jonesboro. She weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces and was 20-3/4 inches long. Her sibling is Addison Elizabeth Burton, age 2...
Holloways to celebrate Golden Anniversary (01/06/10)
Rayburn and Wanda Holloway are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary Friday, Jan. 15. The couple were married in 1960, in Cushman, Ark., and have resided for over years in Moko, Ark. Their children Sharon Collins and husband Andy, Linda Weatherford and husband Dennis and Carol Perry, all live in the West Plains area. ...
Holloways to celebrate Golden Anniversary (01/06/10)
Rayburn and Wanda Holloway are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary Friday, Jan. 15. The couple were married in 1960, in Cushman, Ark., and have resided for over years in Moko, Ark. Their children Sharon Collins and husband Andy, Linda Weatherford and husband Dennis and Carol Perry, all live in the West Plains area. ...
Holloways to celebrate Golden Anniversary (01/06/10)
Rayburn and Wanda Holloway are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary Friday, Jan. 15. The couple were married in 1960, in Cushman, Ark., and have resided for over years in Moko, Ark. Their children Sharon Collins and husband Andy, Linda Weatherford and husband Dennis and Carol Perry, all live in the West Plains area. ...
Izard County Sheriff's Report (01/06/10)
Late New Year's Eve, two males were arrested when the vehicle they were in attempted to avoid a sobriety checkpoint at the intersection of state highways 177 and 223 in Pineville. The driver, Richard Thomas Brown, 51, was charged with driving while intoxicated, refusal to submit to a chemical test, having no driver's license, careless and prohibited driving, fleeing in vehicle, fleeing on foot, and resisting arrest. ...
Cherokee Village Police Report (01/06/10)
Jeff Henry, 27, of Cherokee Village was cited Dec. 17 for no proof of insurance and failure to pay registration. Jack Johnson, 36, of Cherokee Village was arrested Dec. 18 for no driver's license and operating with faulty equipment. Jason Jones, 29, of Cherokee Village was arrested Dec. 18 for driver's license suspended for DWI and expired vehicle license...
Cherokee Village Police Report (01/06/10)
Jeff Henry, 27, of Cherokee Village was cited Dec. 17 for no proof of insurance and failure to pay registration. Jack Johnson, 36, of Cherokee Village was arrested Dec. 18 for no driver's license and operating with faulty equipment. Jason Jones, 29, of Cherokee Village was arrested Dec. 18 for driver's license suspended for DWI and expired vehicle license...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (01/06/10)
James Holloway, 39, of Horseshoe Bend, was arrested Dec. 13 for domestic battery in the third-degree, resisting arrest, possession of a controlled substance and disorderly conduct. Holloway was released from the Fulton County Jail on a $1,585 bond Dec. 23...
Izard County Sheriff's Report (01/06/10)
Late New Year's Eve, two males were arrested when the vehicle they were in attempted to avoid a sobriety checkpoint at the intersection of state highways 177 and 223 in Pineville. The driver, Richard Thomas Brown, 51, was charged with driving while intoxicated, refusal to submit to a chemical test, having no driver's license, careless and prohibited driving, fleeing in vehicle, fleeing on foot, and resisting arrest. ...