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Stories from Friday, October 29, 2010

Election time in Missouri (10/29/10)
On Tuesday, Nov. 2, Missouri voters will have three proposed Constitutional amendments to vote on plus two Propositions, along with electing city, county and state officials in Oregon County. Constitutional Amendment 1 reads: Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to require the office of county assessor to be an elected position in all counties with a charter form of government, except counties with a population between 600,001-699,999?...
Arkansas voters deciding not only local races but three Constitutional amendments (10/29/10)
Along with voting for their candidates on Nov. 2, area Arkansas voters will also be deciding the fate of three proposed Constitutional Amendments. Proposed Constitutional amendment 1 would amend the Arkansas Constitution to provide for a constitutional right to hunt, fish, trap and harvest wildlife...
Cities to celebrate Halloween on Saturday (10/29/10)
Everyone knows Halloween, which has grown into one of the nation's most popular and profitable holidays, is on Oct. 31. But not necessarily this year, since the 31st falls on a Sunday this year. A check of area cities and towns finds eight have decided to celebrate Halloween on Saturday, while only one has decided to stick with Sunday, the 31st...
Fire claims life of Gepp resident (10/29/10)
A field fire south of Gepp on Monday, Oct. 18, took the life of 69-year-old Betty Foster. Foster lived on a farm on Fawnwood Road in Elizabeth, about one mile off of Highway 87 South. According to Gepp Firefighter Max Shrable, Foster called a neighbor from her cell phone Monday afternoon and asked her to call the fire department because there was a fire on her property...
States linking prescription databases, fight abuse (10/29/10)
The Missouri Department of Public Safety has announced that 343 Missouri pharmacies are connected to a new database that will help law enforcement stop methamphetamine dealers by cutting them off from pseudoephedrine, the cold medicine that is a key ingredient in meth production...
USGS and NOAA guests at Hardy City Council (10/29/10)
Hardy City Council met in its regular bi-monthly meeting Oct 19. Guests for the evening meeting were representatives of both the United States Geological Survey and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The main topic was their presentations. ...
Highland has busy city council agenda (10/29/10)
The possibility of a new city Web site and the introduction of a new fire chief were the main topics of discussion at the regular monthly meeting of the Highland City Council Oct. 12. Following the Pledge of Allegiance, Highland Mayor Jerome Norwood told council he had received a memo from Sharp County Judge Larry Brown noting 9-1-1 fees would remain the same for the upcoming year...
Fourth straight district title (10/29/10)
The Portageville Bulldogs made their way to Thayer, from the eastern side of Missouri, to take on the Bobcats in week two of district football action. And this one lacked any and all drama as the Cats dominated the beginning, middle and end, running their record to a perfect 2-0 in the district with a 55-0 shellacking of Portageville Oct. 22...
Conversion turns into winner for junior Redskins (10/29/10)
The turning point of the game happened with five minutes left in the first quarter. Junior Rebel quarterback Avery Johnson had just outran the Pocahontas defense for a 67-yard touchdown to give Highland a 6-0 lead, but the junior Redskins stuffed the 2-point conversion failed...
Real Seminoles finally awake (10/29/10)
Osceola started the season with five straight losses, including two teams from the 3-4A division. Pity the opponent that thinks they are getting that Seminole team in the upcoming football playoffs. The word is that Osceola is an undisciplined team, but what the Seminoles are is fast. Once their running backs get through the line, there is no catching them...
Hospital Foundation hits a hole-in-one with golf tournament (10/29/10)
Niki de Soto Staff Writer The Fulton County Hospital Foundation's golf tournament Oct. 9 at the Golf Course on Turkey Mountain netted over $5,000 for the non-profit agency. Twenty teams turned out for the event, which enjoyed beautiful Indian summer weather in Horseshoe Bend. There were three flights and each flight paid three places...
Death Notices for the week of Oct. 28, 2010 (10/29/10)
Marilyn Benney, 81, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Oct. 22, 2010, at Ash Flat Nursing and Rehab. Arrangements by the Tri-County Funeral Home of Highland, Ark. Marie Boyd, 87, died Oct. 21, 2010 at Cave City, Ark. Arrangements by the Qualls Funeral Home...
Mikayla Leslie Miller (10/29/10)
John Miller and Megan Carl, West Plains, Mo., are the parents of a baby girl, Mikayla Leslie Miller, born at 6:58 a.m., Oct. 14, 2010, at Ozarks Medical Center in West  Plains, Mo. She weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and was 19-1/2 inches long. Her siblings are Nichole, 1, and Anaika, 1...
Alyssa Leighann Johnson (10/29/10)
Makayla Lynn would like to announce the arrival of her sissy, Alyssa Leighann, born Sept 3, 2010. She weighed 10 pounds, 5 ounces and was 20 inches long. She is the daughter of Steven and Heidi (Hilton) Johnson. Grandparents are Judy Dunaway of Salem, Ark., Donna and Johnny Allen of Chesterfield, S.C., and Mike Johnson of Rockingham, N.C...
Hands to celebrate 50th wedding anniversary (10/29/10)
Willard and Gail Hand of Pottersville, Mo., are celebrating 50 years of marriage. Their children and grandchildren would like to invite you to help them celebrate the marriage of their parents and grandparents. They will have a drop-in reception celebration on Nov. 6, from 2-5 p.m., at the West Plains High School cafeteria. They would like to see you there to help celebrate their 50 years together...
Oregon County Sheriff's Report (10/29/10)
Sherry Elaine Simmons, 26, of Alton was transported by the Oregon County Sheriff's department to the Department of Corrections in Vandalia, Mo., for felony counts of endangering the welfare of a child and fraud. Timothy A. Leach, 47, of West Plains was arrested Oct. 23 for failure to drive on the right half of the roadway. Leach posted a $147 bond and was released with a court date of Nov. 17...
Missouri Highway Patrol (10/29/10)
On Thursday, Oct. 21 a one vehicle accident occurred on Missouri Highway 19, seven miles south of Alton. The driver, Frank G. Lashway, 79, of Alton had a seizure while driving northbound, causing his 1995 Ford Crown Victoria to leave the roadway and crash into an embankment...
Izard County Sheriff's Report (10/29/10)
An altercation the night of Oct. 22 at a residence in Melbourne resulted in injuries to a Melbourne man. According to Sheriff Tate Lawrence, it appears a fight between at least three men at the residence of Shannon Malone resulted in the hospitalization of Sean Savage who was transported to a hospital in Calico Rock and was then air lifted by helicopter to a hospital in Little Rock for major injury to one of his eyes. ...
Salem Police Department (10/29/10)
Christy Miller, 32, of Salem was arrested Oct. 23 for disorderly conduct. Miller was released on Oct. 23 and given a court date of Dec. 8. Michael Biby, 36, of Salem was arrested Oct. 24 for certain persons in possession of a weapon. Biby is being held in the Fulton County jail in lieu of a $360 bond...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (10/29/10)
Douglas Kester, 60, of Thayer, Mo., was arrested Sept. 5 on charges of resisting arrest, fleeing and disorderly conduct. Kester was released on Oct. 19 per Judges Order. Marvin Huddle, 28, of Salem was arrested Oct. 13 for failure to pay child support. Huddle was released on Oct. 18...