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Stories from Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Swing Bed wing now open (01/20/10)
Cozy surroundings and friendly people are major steps toward getting someone to feel better. Those are some of the things the swing bed staff at the Fulton County Hospital try to do for their patients to make them stronger and healthy enough to go back home and continue to heal...
Census to create new jobs in area (01/20/10)
The year 2010 means another census for the United States. Some meet the census, which occurs every 10 years, with reproach, but the census is a very important aspect that is able to strengthen the nation's infrastructure and help communities. The Census Bureau helps allocate about $400 billion in federal funds to communities for hospitals, job training centers, schools, senior centers, bridges, tunnels and other public works projects and emergency services. ...
Salem welcomes new Dollar General (01/20/10)
Salem's new Dollar General opened its doors Jan. 13 to customers who were eagerly awaiting the change from the smaller store on Turner Lane to the bigger store on Main Street. Emily Weiss, media relations manager for Dollar General's Corporate office in Goodlettsville, Tenn., said, "The new store is located at 220 South Main Street and has 9,014 total square feet. ...
County employees to all receive 50 cent raise (01/20/10)
Fulton County Quorum Court met Monday, Jan. 11 and went into executive session almost immediately to discuss raises for county employees. When they reconvened, a $0.50 cent raise was approved for all employees across the board utilizing monies from several departments' technology funds. ...
Mammoth Spring chamber discusses new baby (01/20/10)
The Mammoth Spring Chamber of Commerce met Jan. 14 at noon at the Stateline Restaurant. Among the items discussed was the Russell family's trip to Nanchang, China, to add a new baby girl, Carly, to the family. Steve Russell, the chamber president, has been posting a blog about his family's journey to China. ...
Rush announces candidacy for Izard County Judge (01/20/10)
Karla Rush of Sidney has announced plans to become a candidate for Izard County Judge in 2010. Currently serving as Justice of the Peace for District 7 (Democrat) in Izard County, Rush will seek the Judge's office which is being vacated by retiring Judge Rayburn Finley...
Fulton County Treasurer to seek re-election (01/20/10)
Donna Hall, has announced her intention to seek re-election in the May 2010 primary, as Fulton County Treasurer. Hall said, "It has been a privilege to serve the people of Fulton County as county treasurer." Hall was born and raised in Fulton County. She is married to Toby Hall and they have owned and operated a business in Salem for over 30 years...
Fulton County Judge Charles Willett to seek re-election (01/20/10)
"Since taking office in January 2005, I have enjoyed working with the residents and employees of Fulton County to make improvements throughout our county and to our road infrastructure. In the last two years alone, we have worked through four federal and one state declared disaster. ...
Charles Easton (01/20/10)
Charlie and Danielle Barnett, Thayer, Mo., are the parents of a baby boy, Charles Easton, born at 4:24 p.m., Jan. 10, 2010, at the Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 4 pounds, 3 ounces and was 17-1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Kenneth and Theresa Hart, Viola, Ark., and Shannon Barnett, Thayer, and the late Charles Barnett...
It's Census Time! (01/20/10)
The year 2010 means another census for the United States. Some meet the census, which occurs every 10 years, with reproach, but the census is a very important aspect that is able to strengthen the nation's infrastructure and help communities. The Census Bureau helps allocate about $400 billion in federal funds to communities for hospitals, job training centers, schools, senior centers, bridges, tunnels and other public works projects and emergency services. ...
Donation to United Way (01/20/10)
E-Communications and K-Kountry 95 staff, present United Way representative Kevin Gleghorn a $500 donation check.
Bids opened for items (01/20/10)
The Thayer City Council met in regular session Jan. 12 and opened sealed bids on some items the city was selling. A three-quarter ton Ford truck, water pump, old street signs and 200 feet of one inch galvanized pipe were the items being sold. The water pump went for $105, truck for $235, pipe for $1.01 per foot and the old street signs went for $152.50...
Chamber has full agenda (01/20/10)
The Mammoth Spring Chamber of Commerce met Jan. 14 at noon at the Stateline Restaurant. Among the items discussed was the Russell family's trip to Nanchang, China, to add a new baby girl, Carly, to the family. Steve Russell, the chamber president, has been posting a blog about his family's journey to China. ...
County employees to all receive 50 cent raise (01/20/10)
Fulton County Quorum Court met Monday, Jan. 11 and went into executive session almost immediately to discuss raises for county employees. When they reconvened, a $0.50 cent raise was approved for all employees across the board utilizing monies from several departments' technology funds. ...
Swing Bed wing now open (01/20/10)
Cozy surroundings and friendly people are major steps toward getting someone to feel better. Those are some of the things the swing bed staff at the Fulton County Hospital try to do for their patients to make them stronger and healthy enough to go back home and continue to heal...
New trailer for DNR (01/20/10)
The Missouri Department of Natural Resources was able to find a trailer for the Oregon County Sheltered Workshop to use to store collected items at drop off locations. Darrell Estrain, the workshop manager, said DNR has allowed the workshop to use the trailer as long as they take care of maintenance costs. ...
Faces & Places: A Jackie-of-all-trades (01/20/10)
"Dedication, you can put that on a big banner," Gary Cross with the Missouri University Extension Office in Alton said about Extension Secretary Kathy Loth. "Kathy is the strongest woman I've ever met," said Extension Nutritionist Nichole Harms. "Kathy is one-of-a-kind -- exceptional caliber. You will not find a person who complains less than Kathy."...
Rush announces candidacy for Izard County Judge (01/20/10)
Karla Rush of Sidney has announced plans to become a candidate for Izard County Judge in 2010. Currently serving as Justice of the Peace for District 7 (Democrat) in Izard County, Rush will seek the Judge's office which is being vacated by retiring Judge Rayburn Finley...
Fulton County Treasurer to seek re-election (01/20/10)
Donna Hall, has announced her intention to seek re-election in the May 2010 primary, as Fulton County Treasurer. Hall said, "It has been a privilege to serve the people of Fulton County as county treasurer." Hall was born and raised in Fulton County. She is married to Toby Hall and they have owned and operated a business in Salem for over 30 years...
Fulton County Judge Charles Willett to seek re-election (01/20/10)
"Since taking office in January 2005, I have enjoyed working with the residents and employees of Fulton County to make improvements throughout our county and to our road infrastructure. In the last two years alone, we have worked through four federal and one state declared disaster. ...
Sharp County to get two new libraries (01/20/10)
Sharp County will be getting two new libraries in the near future. At the regular meeting of the Sharp County Library Board Jan. 13 at First National Banking Company in Hardy, plans were approved for both Williford and Ash Flat to move forward with libraries in their respective communities...
Sewer issues main topic for Highland City Council (01/20/10)
A sewer hook-up problem, the possibility of the city taking over property owned by the Hidden Valley Property Owners Association, a new software system, new pagers for the Highland Fire Department and possible weight limits on Turkey Pen Road were the main topics of discussion at the Jan. 12 meeting of the Highland City Council...
City seeks solution to keeping Main Street Hardy program (01/20/10)
A possible solution to the potential ending of the Main Street Hardy program that began in 1994 was the topic of a special meeting of the Hardy City Council held Jan. 8 at Hardy City Hall. Mayor Nina Thornton said that she received a letter from members of the organization and called the meeting to try to come up with a way to keep the Main Street organization functional. ...
Census to create new jobs in area (01/20/10)
Every 10 years American's are counted, counted that is in the census. These numbers are important for not only grant purposes, but also for the United States government to get accurate numbers, demographics and other vital information regarding the population to get a clear picture of growth or decline. ...
Faces & Places: The Coger Family: A newspaper legacy (01/20/10)
Written history in the form of news is something that has been recorded for nearly 135 years in Arkansas. At the root of the humble beginnings of the Areawide Record, the paper published weekly by Areawide Media, was a very young man named Claude (Bill) Coger...
Midland takes two at Dawg Pound (01/20/10)
Through three periods of play, the Salem Lady Greyhounds did a pretty good job in keeping Farrah Turner, the Midland Lady Mustangs' high-flying point guard, in check, limiting her to just 12 points. However, the final period of play was all-Turner, all the time...
Katz stopped in NAC semis (01/20/10)
The Huntsville Eagles, ranked number two in Class 4A hoops, topped the Melbourne Bearkatz 59-48 in the semi-final round of the North Arkansas College Tournament Jan. 13 in Harrison. The sharp-shooting Eagles hit eight 3-pointers in the game and led 30-22 at the half and 43-37 after three periods of play...
Redskins top Cougars (01/20/10)
The Class 4A Pocahontas Redskins left the Cougars' Den in Brockwell with a 74-58 non-conference victory over Izard County Jan. 12. Pocahontas led 22-16 after the first period, 41-25 at intermission and 63-44 after three periods of action. Trenton Hatman led the Cougars with 22 points...
Highland to host state basketball tourney (01/20/10)
Highland High School won't have to wait very long to show off its brand-new, 2,100-plus seat A.L. Hutson Memorial Center to the rest of the state. Highland beat out Clinton, Heber Springs and Ozark for the right to host the Class 4A Basketball State Tournament, set for March 2-6...
Midland takes two at Dawg Pound (01/20/10)
Through three periods of play, the Salem Lady Greyhounds did a pretty good job in keeping Farrah Turner, the Midland Lady Mustangs' high-flying point guard, in check, limiting her to just 12 points. However, the final period of play was all-Turner, all the time...
Katz stopped in NAC semis (01/20/10)
The Huntsville Eagles, ranked number two in Class 4A hoops, topped the Melbourne Bearkatz 59-48 in the semi-final round of the North Arkansas College Tournament Jan. 13 in Harrison. The sharp-shooting Eagles hit eight 3-pointers in the game and led 30-22 at the half and 43-37 after three periods of play...
Redskins top Cougars (01/20/10)
The Class 4A Pocahontas Redskins left the Cougars' Den in Brockwell with a 74-58 non-conference victory over Izard County Jan. 12. Pocahontas led 22-16 after the first period, 41-25 at intermission and 63-44 after three periods of action. Trenton Hatman led the Cougars with 22 points...
Highland to host state basketball tourney (01/20/10)
Highland High School won't have to wait very long to show off its brand-new, 2,100-plus seat A.L. Hutson Memorial Center to the rest of the state. Highland beat out Clinton, Heber Springs and Ozark for the right to host the Class 4A Basketball State Tournament, set for March 2-6...
Highland to host state basketball tourney (01/20/10)
Highland High School won't have to wait very long to show off its brand-new, 2,100-plus seat A.L. Hutson Memorial Center to the rest of the state. Highland beat out Clinton, Heber Springs and Ozark for the right to host the Class 4A Basketball State Tournament, set for March 2-6...
Lady Rebs Kell champs! (01/20/10)
It wasn't a great week for conference victories, but the Highland Lady Rebels pulled out another Kell Classic title with a 55-44 win over third-seeded Bay on Jan. 16 in Swifton. The Highland girls lost at Gosnell on Jan. 12 in a odd game that saw two overtimes and the Lady Pirates finish with just four girls on the court. ...
Death Notices published week of January 21, 2010 (01/20/10)
Eunice O. Brashers, 100, of Cave City, Ark., died Jan. 12, 2010, in Cave City, Ark. Arrangements by the Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City, Ark. Joseph F. Tucsnak, 82, of Ash Flat, Ark., died Sunday, Jan. 10, 2010, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. Arrangements by the Heath Funeral Home, Highland, Ark...
Death Notices published week of January 21, 2010 (01/20/10)
Eunice O. Brashers, 100, of Cave City, Ark., died Jan. 12, 2010, in Cave City, Ark. Arrangements by the Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City, Ark. Joseph F. Tucsnak, 82, of Ash Flat, Ark., died Sunday, Jan. 10, 2010, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. Arrangements by the Heath Funeral Home, Highland, Ark...
Death Notices published week of January 21, 2010 (01/20/10)
Eunice O. Brashers, 100, of Cave City, Ark., died Jan. 12, 2010, in Cave City, Ark. Arrangements by the Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City, Ark. William Garver, 90, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Jan. 14, 2010, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. Ark. Arrangements by the Tri-County Funeral Home of Highland, Ark...
Barrett Cole Redfield (01/20/10)
Marcus Redfield and Lindsey Holland, West Plains, are the parents of a baby boy, Barrett Cole Redfield, born at 8:04 a.m., Jan. 11, 2010, at the Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo. He weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces and was 21 inches long. Grandparents are John and Brenda Holland, Mountain View; Ron Redfield, Koshkonong, Mo.; and Julie Murris, Denver, Colo...
Charles Easton (01/20/10)
Charlie and Danielle Barnett, Thayer, Mo., are the parents of a baby boy, Charles Easton, born at 4:24 p.m., Jan. 10, 2010, at the Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 4 pounds, 3 ounces and was 17-1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Kenneth and Theresa Hart, Viola, Ark., and Shannon Barnett, Thayer, and the late Charles Barnett...
Barrett Cole Redfield (01/20/10)
Marcus Redfield and Lindsey Holland, West Plains, are the parents of a baby boy, Barrett Cole Redfield, born at 8:04 a.m., Jan. 11, 2010, at the Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo. He weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces and was 21 inches long. Grandparents are John and Brenda Holland, Mountain View; Ron Redfield, Koshkonong, Mo.; and Julie Murris, Denver, Colo...
Fulton County Circuit Court (01/20/10)
Raymond James Frost, 19, negotiated a plea of guilty to commercial burglary and was given a probation period of 60 months. He was sentenced to pay $2,500 in fines, $150 court cost and other fees along with a restitution on $3,500 to Harbour Cycles. Ronald E. ...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (01/20/10)
Lawrence Goodin, 33, of Hardy, was arrested Dec. 5, 2009, for certain persons in possession of firearms. Goodin was transferred from the Fulton County Jail to the Department of Correction Jan. 15. Rex Foster, 42, of Camp, was taken into custody Dec. 7, 2009. Foster was transferred from the Fulton County Jail to the Department of Correction Jan. 15...
Sharp County Sheriff's Report (01/20/10)
William Dean Atkinson, 48, of Ash Flat was arrested Dec. 31 for theft of property and a warrant for failure to pay. Jason Lee Baggett, 24, of Hardy was arrested Dec. 31 for driving on a suspended and a warrant for failure to pay. David A. Branhan, 23, of Poughkeepsie was arrested Dec. 31 for carrying a weapon, and drinking in public...
Izard County Sheriff's Report (01/20/10)
A Cherokee Village woman was arrested Jan. 11 on an Izard County warrant for a felony drug charge. Sony Elise Wiggins, 39, was charged with possession of a controlled substance-ecstasy. Wiggins posted a $50,000 bond and was given a date to appear in Izard County Circuit Court...
Oregon County Sheriff's Report (01/20/10)
Teodolo B. Hernandez, 28, of West Plains, was arrested by the Sheriff's Department and the Alton Police Department Jan. 16 for a misdemeanor fault. Bond was set at $500. Mary Anne Crabtree, 48, of Alton, was arrested Jan. 18 on warrants for three counts of distributing or manufacturing of a controlled substance. Bond was set at $50,000...
Missouri Highway Patrol (01/20/10)
Corey D. York, 17, of West Plains, was driving a 1994 Nissan Maxima Jan. 13 when around 11:18 p.m. on U.S. Highway 160, about 12 miles east of West Plains he traveled off the right side of the roadway, overcorrected and traveled off the left side of the roadway, hitting a tree. York had moderate injuries and was transported to Ozark's Medical Center. The investigating trooper was S.N. Foster...
Arkansas State Police (01/20/10)
Landon Pittaway, 18, of Gainesville, Mo., was driving a 1996 Sonoma Jan. 14 around 10:50 a.m. and stopped his vehicle at the intersection of Highway 62 east and County Road 28. Pittaway made a left turn and pulled out in front of Christina Dawson, 38, of Glencoe, driving a 1998 Caravan. ...
Thayer Police Report (01/20/10)
Lacy Joseph, 23, of Alton, was arrested Jan. 16 for DWI and failure to drive on the right half of the roadway. Bond was set at $524. Jeremy B. Goodwin, 30, of Hardy, Ark., was arrested Jan. 19 for failure to appear on a felony leaving the scene of an accident. Bond was set at $2,500 cash only...
Oregon County Sheriff's Report (01/20/10)
Teodolo B. Hernandez, 28, of West Plains, was arrested by the Sheriff's Department and the Alton Police Department Jan. 16 for a misdemeanor fault. Bond was set at $500. Mary Anne Crabtree, 48, of Alton, was arrested Jan. 18 on warrants for three counts of distributing or manufacturing of a controlled substance. Bond was set at $50,000...
Thayer Police Report (01/20/10)
Lacy Joseph, 23, of Alton, was arrested Jan. 16 for DWI and failure to drive on the right half of the roadway. Bond was set at $524. Jeremy B. Goodwin, 30, of Hardy, Ark., was arrested Jan. 19 for failure to appear on a felony leaving the scene of an accident. Bond was set at $2,500 cash only...
Missouri Highway Patrol (01/20/10)
Corey D. York, 17, of West Plains, was driving a 1994 Nissan Maxima Jan. 13 when around 11:18 p.m. on U.S. Highway 160, about 12 miles east of West Plains he traveled off the right side of the roadway, overcorrected and traveled off the left side of the roadway, hitting a tree. York had moderate injuries and was transported to Ozark's Medical Center. The investigating trooper was S.N. Foster...
Arkansas State Police (01/20/10)
Landon Pittaway, 18, of Gainesville, Mo., was driving a 1996 Sonoma Jan. 14 around 10:50 a.m. and stopped his vehicle at the intersection of Highway 62 east and County Road 28. Pittaway made a left turn and pulled out in front of Christina Dawson, 38, of Glencoe, driving a 1998 Caravan. ...
Fulton County Circuit Court (01/20/10)
Raymond James Frost, 19, negotiated a plea of guilty to commercial burglary and was given a probation period of 60 months. He was sentenced to pay $2,500 in fines, $150 court cost and other fees along with a restitution on $3,500 to Harbour Cycles. Ronald E. ...
Izard County Sheriff's Report (01/20/10)
A Cherokee Village woman was arrested Jan. 11 on an Izard County warrant for a felony drug charge. Sony Elise Wiggins, 39, was charged with possession of a controlled substance-ecstasy. Wiggins posted a $50,000 bond and was given a date to appear in Izard County Circuit Court...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (01/20/10)
Lawrence Goodin, 33, of Hardy, was arrested Dec. 5, 2009, for certain persons in possession of firearms. Goodin was transferred from the Fulton County Jail to the Department of Correction Jan. 15. Rex Foster, 42, of Camp, was taken into custody Dec. 7, 2009. Foster was transferred from the Fulton County Jail to the Department of Correction Jan. 15...
Sharp County Sheriff's Report (01/20/10)
William Dean Atkinson, 48, of Ash Flat was arrested Dec. 31 for theft of property and a warrant for failure to pay. Jason Lee Baggett, 24, of Hardy was arrested Dec. 31 for driving on a suspended and a warrant for failure to pay. David A. Branhan, 23, of Poughkeepsie was arrested Dec. 31 for carrying a weapon, and drinking in public...
Sharp County Sheriff's Report (01/20/10)
William Dean Atkinson, 48, of Ash Flat was arrested Dec. 31 for theft of property and a warrant for failure to pay. Jason Lee Baggett, 24, of Hardy was arrested Dec. 31 for driving on a suspended and a warrant for failure to pay. David A. Branhan, 23, of Poughkeepsie was arrested Dec. 31 for carrying a weapon, and drinking in public...