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Stories from Thursday, October 7, 2010

Local church on a "Sole" mission to benefit local children (10/07/10)
First Assembly of God in Salem is giving away shoes to children -- 250 pair to be exact-- on Saturday, Oct. 9, from 1 p.m. -- 3 p.m. at the church, located at Highway 62 and Pinto Place. The shoes will be given away on a first come, first served basis...
Retrial date set in Gordon murder trial (10/07/10)
When Richard Gordon is re-tried for a 2009 Viola shooting death, his lead defense attorney will get his wish for a change of venue. Gordon's trial the week of Sept. 21 resulted in a mistrial when one of 12 jurors would not agree that Gordon was guilty of first degree murder...
Thieves make off with historic cabinets (10/07/10)
They once graced a home belonging to the Duke of Westminster in England. As of Sept. 5, some of them have gone missing. Two of the five units of cabinets with the blue-blooded pedigree were stolen from the old Fulton County Nursing Home building where they were being stored sometime between May and Sept. 5. That's when their owner, Holly Cooper Hancock of Holly's Distinctive Home Furnishings and Gifts in Melbourne, discovered the theft...
Hospital Board committed to new clinic's future (10/07/10)
The Fulton County Hospital Board of Governors met in regular session on Monday, Sept. 27 with the new clinic being the immediate topic of discussion. Bill Couch and John Ed Welch from Hughes, Welch and Milligan were on hand to present the financial report and were addressed by board member Danny Perryman regarding comments made around town about the new clinic...
95-year-old donates historical documents to Oregon County 4-H (10/07/10)
Niki de Soto Staff Writer Dorothy Hertzler, 95, of Oregon County recently donated the original ribbons and test scores from her win, in 1928, as the 4-H National Health Champion. Hertzler joined the Oregon County 4-H club when she attended the one room school house in the Cane Hill School District, located east of Thayer...
Hall of Fame inductees gather for award show (10/07/10)
For a small organization in the Ozarks run by volunteers, the George D. Hay Music Foundation has earned a lot of respect in the country music industry. When the Foundation held its 14th Annual Awards Show, Sunday, Sept. 19, Hall of Fame inductees traveled from all over the U.S. to participate in the show and receive their awards...
Media program allows mom serving in Iraq to reach out to community (10/07/10)
Tammy Curtis Staff Writer As the second hottest summer on record, 2010 has been a scorcher, but even the 106-112 degree heat indexes pale in comparison to the temperatures endured by one local service woman serving in Iraq. Ash Flat native Lidia Smith said, during the last few weeks, the temperatures have hovered at 120 degrees and above, with so much humidity, she said, "It feels like we are in a sauna."...
Three generations of Fosters ride in Biker's for Babies event (10/07/10)
Tammy Curtis Staff Writer Bikers rolled out of Batesville bright and early Sept. 18 for their annual Biker's For Babies Ride. Collectively, the local group which consisted of riders from counties surrounding Independence County, including Sharp and Fulton, raised $12,400 for March of Dimes...
Ash Flat's new fire station is topic of special meeting (10/07/10)
Tammy Curtis Staff Writer A special meeting to discuss moving forward with plans for Ash Flat's new fire department was held Sept. 30 at Ash Flat City Hall. Ash Flat Fire Chief Stacy Horton displayed the architectural plans for the station. Members of the city council reviewed them, asking questions about the structure. All were in favor of moving forward with obtaining financing for the building...
Johnson Class 1A Medalist (10/07/10)
Building on her strong finish in the district tournament, Calico Rock's Emily Johnson earned Medalist honors at the Class 1A State Golf Tournament Sept. 28 at Cooper's Hawk in Melbourne. Johnson finished with an 84 on the day, helping the Lady Pirates to a third-place finish in the team standings...
Not even close! (10/07/10)
For quite a few years now, Mountain Grove Head Coach Steve Ary (an alumni of Thayer High School) and Bobcat Head Coach Billy Webber (also an alum of THS) have been going head-to-head on the football field. And although Coach Ary may have the edge in the W-L column, the latest installment of this annual battle, on the first Friday night of October 2010, was not going to be much of a battle...
Cooper third in state, headed to Overall (10/07/10)
Lady Rebel Bobie Jo Cooper finished in third place, individually, at the Class 4A State Golf Tournament Sept. 28 at Thunder Bayou in Blytheville. Cooper's score of 75 also qualified her for a spot in next month's Overall State Golf Tournament. Heber Springs walked away with the Class 4A team title, edging out Valley View by two strokes...
Skeet shoot slated in Salem (10/07/10)
A skeet and trap shoot to benefit the 2011 Salem High School Senior Lock-In will be held Oct. 16 at 10 a.m. at the home of Ted and Darla York in Salem, on Old Sturkie Road. Follow the signs. Prizes will be awarded every round and concessions will be available...
Leftover WMA permits on sale (10/07/10)
Leftover Arkansas Game and Fish Commission wildlife management area deer hunting permits are on sale at several AGFC regional offices and the Little Rock office. A limited number of the $10 permits for modern gun, muzzleloader and youth hunting are available. They are the leftovers from the Commission's permit process this year and will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Permits may be purchased in person only at the appropriate AGFC regional office or the Little Rock office...
Conservative turkey season again proposed by AGFC (10/07/10)
Biologists with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission last week proposed continuing a conservative turkey season structure, which has been in place since 2007. If approved at the October meeting, the season would be 18 days for most of the state with an additional two-day youth hunt...
Death Notices for the week of Oct. 7, 2010 (10/07/10)
Edwin Davis Cooper, 65, of West Memphis, Ark., passed away Wednesday Sept. 29, 2010, at his residence. Arranagements by the Roller-Citizens Funeral Home of West Memphis, Ark. James J. Hellner, 90, of Melbourne, Ark., died Sept. 28, 2010, at the Pioneer Nursing and Rehab Center in Melbourne. Arrangements by the Tri-County Funeral Home...
Gage Don Herron (10/07/10)
Ashton, Payton and Kelby would like to announce the birth of their brother, Gage Don Herron born Sept. 3, 2010, at 4:27 p.m. He weighed 5 pounds, 14.2 ounces and was 18-1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Mary and Larry Molloy of Salem and Billy Don and Judy Herron of Salem and Bud Willis of Viola...
Traben Michael Hurtt (10/07/10)
James and Rebecca Hurtt, Thayer, Mo., are the parents of a baby boy, Traben Michael, born at 7:11 p.m. Sept. 21, 2010, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo. He weighed 9 pounds, 10 ounces and was 21 inches long. His sibling is Dillyn, 5. Grandparents are Kenneth and Deborah Tackitt, Alton, and J.W. and Elizabeth Hurtt, Thayer...
Johnathan Wade Ragan (10/07/10)
Jason Ragan and Jodi Collins, Thayer, Mo., are the parents of a baby boy, Johnathan Wade Ragan, born at 5:49 p.m. Sept. 19, 2010, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo. He weighed 6 pounds, 13-1/2 ounces and was 20-1/2 inches long. His siblings are Jason, 10; Emily, 8; Havan, 6; and Brooklynn, 4...
Jacob David Rudes (10/07/10)
Joshua and Danielle Rudes, West Plains, are the parents of a baby boy, Jacob David, born at 4:10 a.m. Sept. 18, 2010, at the Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo. He weighed 8 pounds, 4-1/2 ounces and was 19 inches long. His sibling is Michael, 2...
Alexis Hollensteiner (10/07/10)
Coty and Brooke Hollensteiner of Cherokee Village announce the birth of a daughter, Alexis Hollensteiner Sept. 8, 2010, at St Bernard's Hospital in Jonesboro. She weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces and was welcomed by siblings, Ethan 11, Kristina 9, Keaton 6, and Elora 18 months...
Kasyn Scout Daily (10/07/10)
Scott and Roxanne Daily of Cherokee Village announce the birth of a daughter, Kasyn Scout Daily on Sept. 10, 2010, at St Bernard's Hospital in Jonesboro. She weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces and was welcomed by sibling, Conor Mahan Daily, 11 months. Grandparents are Ruth Hall of Van Buren, Ark., Ronnie Hall of Ozark, Ark., and Don and Sydna Daily of Russellville, Ark...
Lily Jean Carpenter (10/07/10)
Morgan Carpenter and Jed Schales are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Lily Jean Carpenter, born on Aug. 26, 2010, at 4:57 p.m. at WRMC in Batesville. She weighed 7 pounds and 10 ounces and was 18-3/4 inches long. Lily was welcomed home by her uncle, Dalton Carpenter...
Oliver celebrating 80th birthday (10/07/10)
Oneta Oliver is turning the magical age of 80 in October. A party will be given in her honor at the Orange Room at North Arkansas Electric Cooperative in Salem, Ark. The special day will be Saturday, Oct. 9, from 2-5 p.m. All of Oneta's friends and family are invited to come and spend time with all of those present. ...
Garrett to celebrate 90th birthday (10/07/10)
Gerald Hobson Garrett of Terrell, Texas, formerly of Cherokee Village, Ark., celebrated his 90th birthday on Sept. 5, 2010. His children hosted a big birthday party for him on Sept. 4.