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Stories from Wednesday, February 10, 2010

KAIT installs SkyCam at Hardy (02/10/10)
Although the weather wasn't the best for the unveiling and ribbon cutting of the new Region 8 Storm Team's SkyCAM weather camera in Hardy, the Advertising and Promotions Commission (A&P) were proud of the new piece of technology that will not only attract tourism to the area, but also provide up to date and comprehensive weather information from Hardy...
Highland Fire Department triumphs over F4 tornado (02/10/10)
Crowds braved the terrible cold and wet weather Feb. 5 to show their support for the Highland Fire Department as they held their open house for Highland Fire House #1 on the second anniversary of losing their fire station to the infamous Super Tuesday tornado in 2008...
Two Cave City players sign to play college football (02/10/10)
Full ride scholarships made two Cave City athletes, their families, coaches and their school very proud Feb. 4 as they both signed to play college football. Fellow players, students, parents, the press and the general public were present Thursday to show their pride in the hometown boys who will undoubtedly continue to serve their community proud both on the field and in the classroom as they leave Cave City this fall to play ball for their respective schools...
New system means more water pressure for MS (02/10/10)
With over 600 water customers, the city of Mammoth Spring has decided to add more pressure and storage to the current ground water system. "It's been needing to be done for some time, we just didn't have the money," Pace said. "The tank has been serving us well. ...
Read to Succeed program underway (02/10/10)
Members of GFWC Alton Culture Club has launched a new literacy project. The project -- Read to Succeed -- provides books to children who do not have access to books. "We accomplish this by collecting and distributing gently used books," Project Chairman Marietta Varnell said. "No more guilt about disposing of those unwanted books."...
Hardy death ruled as natural cause (02/10/10)
Hardy Police Chief Ernie Rose announced that no foul play was expected in the Feb. 2 death of Hardy resident Charles Hall. According to the incident report obtained from the Hardy Police Department, officers were dispatched to a residence in Hardy by the victim's brother regarding him being passed out over a steering wheel. ...
Bishop to seek fourth term (02/10/10)
Vickie Bishop, Fulton County and Circuit Clerk has announced she will seek the Democratic nomination for re-election in the May 8 primary. Bishop is currently serving her third term as clerk having served as deputy clerk for many years. "I have enjoyed working with and for the people of Fulton County and I want to continue serving as your clerk. I pledge that my staff and I will continue to be dedicated and work hard to give the best service possible."...
Share a Heart Campaign to help local families of ill and injured children (02/10/10)
Thayer McDonald's began placing red paper hearts on their walls and windows in January to encourage patrons to adopt a heart by donating $1 to the Ronald McDonald House of the Ozarks. This is the 17th Annual Share a Heart Campaign. With every dollar donated, the contributor will autograph a heart that will be displayed at McDonald's through Valentine's Day. ...
Farm Bureau draws a line against animal activists groups (02/10/10)
Educating the public about animal activists and encouraging farmers to pay attention to what has happened in other states already, was the main focus of a meeting held recently by the Oregon County Farm Bureau. Kelly Smith, director of maketing and commodities for Missouri Farm Bureau, said the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is getting signatures on a petition to place dog breeding limitations on the November ballet so that owners of these businesses cannot have more than 50 dogs for breeding purposes. ...
Read to Succeed program underway (02/10/10)
Members of GFWC Alton Culture Club has launched a new literacy project. The project -- Read to Succeed -- provides books to children who do not have access to books. "We accomplish this by collecting and distributing gently used books," Project Chairman Marietta Varnell said. "No more guilt about disposing of those unwanted books."...
New system means more water pressure for MS (02/10/10)
With over 600 water customers, the city of Mammoth Spring has decided to add more pressure and storage to the current ground water system. "It's been needing to be done for some time, we just didn't have the money," Pace said. "The tank has been serving us well. ...
Dept. of Revenue lists tax tips and changes in tax laws (02/10/10)
As Missourians begin to start filing their state tax returns, the Missouri Department of Revenue has suggestions to increase the likelihood of quicker processing of tax returns. The Department is also reminding citizens about new changes in tax laws that could benefit them...
At 80, she says it's time to retire (02/10/10)
Customers will notice something a little different when they enter Harp's Grocery in Thayer this week, long-time employee Vivian Kornegay will no longer be behind the registers greeting customers. After 35 years with the company (formerly Wallace & Owens), Vivian who will be 80, Feb. 16, has decided it's time to retire...
Historical land records now online (02/10/10)
Sought after historical land records are now available to the public via the Commissioner of State Lands website according to Land Commissioner Mark Wilcox. Surveyors, genealogists and historical researchers are able to go online at www.cosl.org and click on Historical Land Records for a first-hand look at deed information, patent information, maps and notes on file at the State Land Office...
Bishop to seek fourth term (02/10/10)
Vickie Bishop, Fulton County and Circuit Clerk has announced she will seek the Democratic nomination for re-election in the May 8 primary. Bishop is currently serving her third term as clerk having served as deputy clerk for many years. "I have enjoyed working with and for the people of Fulton County and I want to continue serving as your clerk. I pledge that my staff and I will continue to be dedicated and work hard to give the best service possible."...
KAIT installs SkyCam at Hardy (02/10/10)
Although the weather wasn't the best for the unveiling and ribbon cutting of the new Region 8 Storm Team's SkyCAM weather camera in Hardy, the Advertising and Promotions Commission (A&P) were proud of the new piece of technology that will not only attract tourism to the area, but also provide up to date and comprehensive weather information from Hardy...
Two Cave City players sign to play college football (02/10/10)
Full ride scholarships made two Cave City athletes, their families, coaches and their school very proud Feb. 4 as they both signed to play college football. Fellow players, students, parents, the press and the general public were present Thursday to show their pride in the hometown boys who will undoubtedly continue to serve their community proud both on the field and in the classroom as they leave Cave City this fall to play ball for their respective schools...
Children may get special library at Hardy (02/10/10)
Applying for a grant for a children's annex to the Hardy Library and the creation of a historic district commission were the main topics of discussion on the agenda at the Feb. 2 meeting of the Hardy City Council. The meeting was called to order at 7 p.m. by Hardy Mayor Nina Thornton. Following roll call and prayer by Alderman Raymond Hicks, the minutes of both the Jan. 19 and special meeting were approved as read...
Hardy death ruled as natural cause (02/10/10)
Hardy Police Chief Ernie Rose announced that no foul play was expected in the Feb. 2 death of Hardy resident Charles Hall. According to the incident report obtained from the Hardy Police Department, officers were dispatched to a residence in Hardy by the victim's brother regarding him being passed out over a steering wheel. ...
Highland Fire Department triumphs over F4 tornado (02/10/10)
Crowds braved the terrible cold and wet weather Feb. 5 to show their support for the Highland Fire Department as they held their open house for Highland Fire House #1 on the second anniversary of losing their fire station to the infamous Super Tuesday tornado in 2008...
Toyota offers suggestions on recalled vehicles (02/10/10)
Consumers and Toyota owners may have become concerned regarding the recalls listed on vehicles they may own. The company has announced they are ceasing the sale of new models affected and the production of these models has also been halted, allowing the company to focus more time on remedying the issues. Many may have questions about how to deal with the recall as well as having concerns about safety issues. It seems as if the issues Toyota is facing seem to change daily...
Jazz concert set at Hardy (02/10/10)
Words and AfterWords Book Store Cafe at 201 Spring Street in Hardy will present a Valentines Day jazz concert/brunch, featuring Gary Gazaway, Lisa Ahia, and Joy Sanford on Sunday, Feb. 14 , at 2:30 p.m. The trio will perform music from The Great American Song Book as well as popular jazz standards. Call 870-856-5579 for more information. Reservations are required...
Historical land records now online (02/10/10)
Sought after historical land records are now available to the public via the Commissioner of State Lands Web site according to Land Commissioner Mark Wilcox. Surveyors, genealogists and historical researchers are able to go online at www.cosl.org and click on Historical Land Records for a first-hand look at deed information, patent information, maps and notes on file at the State Land Office...
Melbourne sets pace in 2-2A (02/10/10)
The Melbourne Lady Bearkatz ran their 2-2A mark to a spotless 10-0 with a tight 56-52 win over the Midland Lady Mustangs Feb. 4. Maggie Jo Cooper paced Melbourne (20-6) with a game-high 26 points. Amanda Treat added eight points for the Lady Katz. Later in the night, the Bearkatz (25-5, 10-1) kept their spot at the top of the conference standings in good shape with a 43-38 victory over the Mustangs...
Hounds drop Cedar Ridge (02/10/10)
Behind a game-high 17-point effort from Clint Ray, the Salem Greyhounds knocked off the Cedar Ridge Timberwolves 51-40 in 2-2A play Feb. 2 at the Dawg Pound. Earlier in the evening, the Lady T-Wolves slid past the Lady Greyhounds 48-36. Justus Sparks tossed in 16 points to lead the junior Greyhounds to a tight 49-47 victory over Cedar Ridge to start the night's action...
Bears sweep Izard County (02/10/10)
The Mammoth Spring Lady Bears nearly let a big lead turn into a loss Feb. 4 in 1A-2 North play against the visiting Izard County Lady Cougars. But as it turned out, the Lady Bears hit just enough free throws in the last 40 seconds of play, while the Lady Cougars just couldn't connect with the big hoop they needed, leaving Mammoth Spring with a hard-earned 39-34 win over Izard County...
Lady Comets clip Couch (02/10/10)
Using a big 9-0 burst early in the first period, the Alton Lady Comets grabbed a lead they would enjoy all evening long, resulting in a 46-42 victory over the Couch Lady Indians in the third-place game of the Big Spring Conference Tournament Feb. 3 at Van Buren High School...
Bobcats stopped at Willow Springs (02/10/10)
The Willow Springs Bears used a big second-period push to knock off the visiting Thayer Bobcats 64-50 Feb. 2 in South Central Association action at Mumford Gymnasium. The Bobcats led 11-8 after the first period, but Willow Springs regrouped in the second to take a 26-19 lead to intermission...
Norwood no problem for Thayer (02/10/10)
The Norwood Lady Pirates couldn't have had any worse luck had they broken a whole showcase worth of mirrors and walked underneath a mile's worth of ladders. As it was, the double-whammy the Lady Pirates were dealt in the championship game of the 20th annual Mansfield Lady Lions Tournament Feb. 6 was more than enough to cover a complete chapter in the Book of Bad Luck...
Rebs rack up impressive win over 'Noles (02/10/10)
One win against Trumann, several close contests and two blowouts by Westside, could have been the sum of the Highland conference schedule. Instead, an impressive 73-59 win over second-place Osceola at the A.L. Hutson Memorial Center on Feb. 6 has changed the memories of the Rebels' season...
Cavewomen pay back Bergman (02/10/10)
Revenge was on the menu Feb. 4 as the Cave City Cavewomen topped Bergman 61-40 in 3A-1 East action. The Lady Panthers had been responsible for giving the Cavewomen their only conference loss to date. With the win, Cave City (22-2, 9-1) remains atop the 3A-1 East standings...
Lion's Sport Show just around the corner (02/10/10)
The West Plains Lions Club's third annual Greater Ozarks Region Outdoor Adventure Sportshow opens Valentine's Weekend. The festivities kick off Feb. 12 at 1 p.m. and closes at 7 p.m. Special guests include Miss Missouri, Tara Osseck, along with outdoor celebrities like fly fishing guide Brian Wise and videographer Bob Wyble, who will give seminars Saturday and Sunday...
Lion's Sport Show just around the corner (02/10/10)
The West Plains Lions Club's third annual Greater Ozarks Region Outdoor Adventure Sportshow opens Valentine's Weekend. The festivities kick off Feb. 12 at 1 p.m. and closes at 7 p.m. Special guests include Miss Missouri, Tara Osseck, along with outdoor celebrities like fly fishing guide Brian Wise and videographer Bob Wyble, who will give seminars Saturday and Sunday...
Lion's Sport Show just around the corner (02/10/10)
The West Plains Lions Club's third annual Greater Ozarks Region Outdoor Adventure Sportshow opens Valentine's Weekend. The festivities kick off Feb. 12 at 1 p.m. and closes at 7 p.m. Special guests include Miss Missouri, Tara Osseck, along with outdoor celebrities like fly fishing guide Brian Wise and videographer Bob Wyble, who will give seminars Saturday and Sunday...
Death Notices published week of February 11, 2010 (02/10/10)
Edith May Romine Stroud, 92, of Brazoria, Texas., formerly of Fulton County, died Feb. 4, 2010. Arrangements by the Cox-Blevins Funeral Home of Salem, Ark. Lucille Garrison, 90 of Myrtle, Mo., died Feb. 3, 2010, in Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Ark. Arrangements by the Carter Funeral Home Inc. of Thayer, Mo...
Death Notices published week of February 11, 2010 (02/10/10)
Edith May Romine Stroud, 92, of Brazoria, Texas., formerly of Fulton County, died Feb. 4, 2010. Arrangements by the Cox-Blevins Funeral Home of Salem, Ark. Lucille Garrison, 90 of Myrtle, Mo., died Feb. 3, 2010, in Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Ark. Arrangements by the Carter Funeral Home Inc. of Thayer, Mo...
Death Notices published week of February 11, 2010 (02/10/10)
Joylene Hemann, 78, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Jan. 30, 2010, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark. Arrangements by Tri-County Funeral Home of  Highland, Ark. Vernon Dale Putman Jr., 40, of Union City, Tenn., died Jan. 28, 2010, at his home. Arrangements by Carter Funeral Home of Thayer, Mo...
Kiptyn Steven Atkisson (02/10/10)
Josh and Scotia Atkisson of Thayer, Mo., are the proud parents of a baby boy, Kiptyn Steven Atkisson, who was born Dec. 3, 2009, at White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. He weighed pounds, 12 ounces and was 20-1/2 inches long. His siblings are Brittany 19, McKaala 8 and Haddlee 6...
Cameron Wesley Barlow (02/10/10)
Heather Martin of Thayer, Mo., is the mother of a baby boy, Cameron Wesley Barlow, born Feb. 1, 2010, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo. He weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces and was 20-1/2 inches long. His siblings are Trent, 10; Ashley, 5; Marcus, 4; and Kendra, 2...
Levi Cole DePriest (02/10/10)
Cole and Chelsey DePriest of Alton, Mo., are the parents of a baby boy, Levi Cole, born Feb. 2, 2010, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo. He weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces and was 20 inches long. Grandparents are Frankie Ellis, Alton; John Ellis, Alton; Kevin and Michele Foster of Mountain View; and Sheldon and Jannetta DePriest of Birch Tree...
Kiptyn Steven Atkisson (02/10/10)
Josh and Scotia Atkisson of Thayer, Mo., are the proud parents of a baby boy, Kiptyn Steven Atkisson, who was born Dec. 3, 2009, at White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. He weighed pounds, 12 ounces and was 20-1/2 inches long. His siblings are Brittany 19, McKaala 8 and Haddlee 6...
Cameron Wesley Barlow (02/10/10)
Heather Martin of Thayer, Mo., is the mother of a baby boy, Cameron Wesley Barlow, born Feb. 1, 2010, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo. He weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces and was 20-1/2 inches long. His siblings are Trent, 10; Ashley, 5; Marcus, 4; and Kendra, 2...
Levi Cole DePriest (02/10/10)
Cole and Chelsey DePriest of Alton, Mo., are the parents of a baby boy, Levi Cole, born Feb. 2, 2010, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo. He weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces and was 20 inches long. Grandparents are Frankie Ellis, Alton; John Ellis, Alton; Kevin and Michele Foster of Mountain View; and Sheldon and Jannetta DePriest of Birch Tree...
Sharp County Sheriff's Report (02/10/10)
Matthew Polston, 37, of Cave City was arrested Jan. 21 and sentenced to 24 months for failure to register. Oscar Calderaon, 19, of Cave City was arrested Jan. 21 on warrants for failure to appear. Geoffrey Kellerns, 23, of Ash Flat was arrested Jan. 21 on warrants for failure to appear...
Cherokee Village Police Report (02/10/10)
Richard Russell, 45, of Hardy was arrested Jan. 16 for public intoxication. Deborah McCullum, 32, of Glencoe was cited Jan. 18 for no driver's license and no proof of insurance. Sandy Baker, 39, of Mountain Home was arrested Jan. 18 for possession of a controlled substance, public intoxication, driver's license suspended for DWI and obstructing governmental operations...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (02/10/10)
Adam Waller, 27, of England, Ark., was arrested Dec. 26, 2009, for disorderly conduct and possession of controlled substance by Mammoth Spring PD. Waller was transferred from Fulton County Jail to Paragould on Jan. 26. Robert Sinclair, 30, of Viola, Ark., was arrested on Jan. 27, for first degree assault on a family member. Sinclair was released from Fulton County Jail on Jan. 28 on $435 bond...
Izard County Sheriff's Report (02/10/10)
Charles Nathan Champ, 30, of Melbourne was arrested Jan. 26 on charges of theft relating to money taken from a local grocery store. Champ is accused of taking more than $10,000 from a business where he was employed. Champ posted bond in the amount of $5,000 and was released from the Izard County Detention Facility...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (02/10/10)
Adam Waller, 27, of England, Ark., was arrested Dec. 26, 2009, for disorderly conduct and possession of controlled substance by Mammoth Spring PD. Waller was transferred from Fulton County Jail to Paragould on Jan. 26. Robert Sinclair, 30, of Viola, Ark., was arrested on Jan. 27, for first degree assault on a family member. Sinclair was released from Fulton County Jail on Jan. 28 on $435 bond...
Sharp County Sheriff's Report (02/10/10)
Matthew Polston, 37, of Cave City was arrested Jan. 21 and sentenced to 24 months for failure to register. Oscar Calderaon, 19, of Cave City was arrested Jan. 21 on warrants for failure to appear. Geoffrey Kellerns, 23, of Ash Flat was arrested Jan. 21 on warrants for failure to appear...
Sharp County Sheriff's Report (02/10/10)
Matthew Polston, 37, of Cave City was arrested Jan. 21 and sentenced to 24 months for failure to register. Oscar Calderaon, 19, of Cave City was arrested Jan. 21 on warrants for failure to appear. Geoffrey Kellerns, 23, of Ash Flat was arrested Jan. 21 on warrants for failure to appear...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (02/10/10)
Adam Waller, 27, of England, Ark., was arrested Dec. 26, 2009, for disorderly conduct and possession of controlled substance by Mammoth Spring PD. Waller was transferred from Fulton County Jail to Paragould on Jan. 26. Robert Sinclair, 30, of Viola, Ark., was arrested on Jan. 27, for first degree assault on a family member. Sinclair was released from Fulton County Jail on Jan. 28 on $435 bond...