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Stories from Thursday, November 11, 2010

Restaurant to reopen (11/11/10)
"I feel horrible," said Carlos Aguilar. "I did not see any kind of conflict." In a way, Aguilar, the owner of Salem's Senor Carlos Restaurant, blames himself for not recognizing personality conflicts that would cause two employees to murder another, before being quickly apprehended...
Woman Air Evac'ed from crash (11/11/10)
On Friday, Nov. 5, Thayer Police were called to investigate a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of North 6th Street and Vine Street. The driver, Cheryl Knigge, 29, of Thayer drove her 2001 Ford ZX2 off of the left side of the road, traveling 100 feet in the ditch before striking a driveway culvert and becoming airborne. ...
Demolition = Attention (11/11/10)
Richard Irby Staff Writer On Wednesday, Oct. 27, Salem middle and high school students got to see an unusual demolition derby. Not the usual after-school scramble to get out of the parking lot, but an eyeopening demonstration by the Salem Fire Department...
Election 2010 ... Voting brings run-offs (11/11/10)
Two races in Izard County and three in Sharp County were not settled by the Nov. 2 election. That means run-off elections will be held later this month. In Izard County, run-off elections are scheduled to choose the Mayor of Horseshoe Bend and the District 5 Izard County Justice of the Peace, because no candidate received at least 50 percent of the vote...
Fire claims life of child (11/11/10)
Arkansas State Police investigators are still working to determine the cause of a Thursday, Nov. 4, fire which took the life of a 15-month-old Viola boy. Laura Martin made a late morning 9-1-1 call to report that her mobile home on Flora Cemetery Road, south of Viola, was on fire...
Hospital Board reviews annual report (11/11/10)
The Fulton County Hospital Board of Governors met in regular session on Monday, Oct. 25 and began the meeting with a presentation regarding a new financial management tool for the hospital. Tom Barnhardt, of Dixon Hughes, made a presentation to the board members regarding a service package that the large CPA firm has created for smaller, Critical Access Hospitals, to assist them in managing their Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements...
Election 2010 ... Oregon County sees new faces (11/11/10)
The big race of the night was the contest for the U.S. Senator seat. Four candidates were vying for the post and Republican Roy Blunt took a strong victory with 54 percentage of the vote versus 40 percent for Democrat Robin Carnahan. In Oregon County, Republican Patrick Ledgerwood took the win for the Presiding Commissioner seat over Democrat Leo Warren with 2,056 votes to Warren's 1,439...
Thayer Police Department partners with Red Cross (11/11/10)
Police Chief David Bailey and the Thayer Police Department have partnered with the Greater Ozarks Chapter of the American Red Cross to store shelter supplies at the station in preparedness for future natural disasters. When the city of Thayer and the larger Ozarks region went through the devastating ice storm of 2009, cots and blankets were in heavy demand...
Mitten Tree Program underway (11/11/10)
For many years, the Mitten Tree program in Oregon County has brought the joy of Christmas to local families in need. The application period for signing up your family for the Mitten Tree will be ending on Nov. 17. Applications can be picked up at the Oregon County Health Department...
Preschools team up to send care packages to Afghanistan (11/11/10)
With Veterans Day coming this Thursday, Nov. 11, it is important to remember not only those who have served, but also those who are currently serving overseas. While many troops are coming home soon, it is important to remember, there are still many who will be away from their families for a long time. Let's not forget these young men and women as we revel in the homecomings of others...
Election 2010: Changes on the horizon for state and Sharp County (11/11/10)
A sigh of relief may be warranted as voters finally get a break from the dreaded political advertisements that blast from every form of media known to mankind. To some, the results may be bittersweet, but others will be pleased that, for another two years, the players are in place...
Benefit slated for Hale (11/11/10)
Life changes in an instant. Rodney Hale, 40, formerly of Hardy and loving father of 7 has recenly undergone surgery to remove a tumor. During surgery, doctors found he has severe colon cancer and tested positive for it in his lymph node. Rodney is always the first to volunteer when there is any natural disaster in our area. He is also a well known painter for 17 years in our community...
Ambulances no longer based in city limits of Horseshoe Bend (11/11/10)
Many Horseshoe Bend residents are alarmed to learn that an emergency medical service ambulance is no longer based in the city and frustrated there is nothing they can do about it. "The ambulance service here was good," said resident Janice Wegenke. "I had a stroke, a year ago in December, and they were here within five minutes."...
City Council moves to establish City of Salem Web site (11/11/10)
Jody Shackelford of Shackelford Media, Inc. made a presentation to the Salem City Council regarding the development of a city Web site. Currently, the city relies on the Salem Chamber of Commerce Web site to get out information. Shackelford presented an overview of his services, including domain registration, set up and initial investment, revisions, additions, coding, custom graphic design and search engine optimization for a package price of $2,499. ...
Thayer City Council holds three 'catch up' mid-week meetings (11/11/10)
The Thayer City Council has been busy the past few weeks, scheduling three mid-week meetings to get caught up on city matters, according to the unofficial minutes released by City Hall. On Oct. 15, the council met to approve cell phone service for supervisors, which included new phones and an upgraded service plan for $349.99 monthly...
Local civic leader receives national peace award (11/11/10)
Lynne Barber is a name many in the community recognize because of her caring heart and open hands in the field of giving and helping others. Barber has worked extensively over the last decade with local domestic violence prevention centers and now with New Beginnings Pregnancy Center in Ash Flat. Recently, Barber was honored nationally with a very prestigious award -- The Sunshine Peace Award. She and her husband, Thom, traveled to Wilmington, N.C. in August to accept the honor...
Capital murder charges filed in Senor Carlos killing (11/11/10)
Two Salem residents who allegedly killed a co-worker on Sunday, Oct. 24, face death penalty trials after being charged with capital murder last week. Diego Handelin Valdivia Villonueva, 19, and 41-year-old Jorge Pablo Gonzalez, allegedly shot 31-year-old Jesus Cisneros Meza in the kitchen of Senor Carlos Restaurant at the Skyvue Shopping Center in Salem, where they all worked...
Red Devils no scare for Cats (11/11/10)
If you travel out into the Delta country, south and then west of Cape Girardeau, you'll find Chaffee, Mo., the home of the Red Devils. The Red Devils made the three-hour trip to Louis Bozman Stadium in Thayer to compete with the Bobcats in the regional round of the Class 1 State Football Playoffs...
Warriors win rematch (11/11/10)
It looked to be the best matchup of the second round of the Class 1 Football Playoffs. A matchup of the last three Show-Me Bowl runners-up. It was also a rematch from the playoffs two years ago, a game in which the Thayer Bobcats had their way with the Valle Catholic Warriors...
Wildcats too much in regular-season finale (11/11/10)
It took just three plays from scrimmage for Trumann to sink the Rebels' chances for a three-seed in the upcoming playoffs. The Rebels had difficulty with running; stopping the Wildcats and starting their own, which led to a 42-21 victory for Trumann at Highland on Nov. 4...
Harlem Ambassadors coming to Cave City (11/11/10)
The internationally-acclaimed Harlem Ambassadors will be visiting Cave City for a game at Cave City High School on Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. The Harlen Ambassadors offer a unique brand of Harlem-style basketball, featuring high-flying slam dunks, dazzling ball-handling tricks and hilarious comedy routines...
Nave completes successful rodeo season (11/11/10)
Sam Nave, a 2011 Calico Rock High School senior, recently completed a stellar rodeo season and received numerous awards in several associations. Nave was named the 2010 Arkansas High School Rodeo Association (AHSRA) Rookie of the Year and was also the 2010 Team Roping Champion and State Finals Champion. ...
Circle selected for Arkansas Amateur Cup team (11/11/10)
Nathan Circle of Hardy was selected to play on the 2010 Arkansas Amateur Cup Team. The Arkansas State Golf Association sponsors the cup team -- this year named the "Randy Beaver Cup" at the Hot Springs Country Club each October. This is Circle's fourth year to play on the cup team...
Death Notices for the week of Nov. 11, 2010 (11/11/10)
Joseph Tucsnak, 82, of Williford, Ark., died Sunday, Jan. 10, 2010, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. Arrangements entrusted to Heath Funeral Home of Highland, Ark. Don Weathers, 93, of Tulsa, Okla., died Oct. 31, 2010, at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa, Okla. Arrangements by the Cox-Blevins Funeral Home of Salem, Ark...
Dorothy Jean Crews (11/11/10)
Martin and Leigh Ann Crews, Thayer, Mo., are the parents of a baby girl, Dorothy Jean, born at 1:49 a.m. on Nov. 1, 2010, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo. She weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces and was 20-1/2 inches long. Her siblings are Abbi, 9; Katie, 7; Becca, 4; and Clara, 2. Grandparents are Kathy Miller, West Plains;...
Carl Cayden Glenn (11/11/10)
Carl Glenn and Amber Franklin, Alton, Mo., are the parents of a baby boy, Carl Cayden Glenn, born at 2:14 p.m. on Oct. 29, 2010, at Ozarks Medical Center. He weighed 6 pounds, 11-1/2 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long. His siblings are Matthew, 6; Gavin, 3; Alysse, 2; and Kylie, 1...
Claire Marie Gaunt (11/11/10)
Michael and Shelbie Gaunt, Willow Springs, Mo., are the parents of a baby girl, Claire Marie, born at 12:57 a.m. on Oct. 22, 2010, at Ozarks Medical Center. She weighed 5 pounds, 11 ounces and was 20 inches long. Grandparents are Cecil Holden, Pomona, and David Gaunt and Jane Hobson, Bella Vista, Arkansas...
Makynlee Raine McCullough (11/11/10)
Ashley Gatewood and Tyler McCullough and families of Thayer, Mo., welcome with love, their little angel, Makynlee Raine McCullough, born on Oct. 21, 2010, at 3:41 p.m. She weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and was 20 inches long.
Wyatt Mathew (11/11/10)
Cameron Hutcheson and Brianna Lindner, of Cherokee Village, announce the birth of a son, on Oct. 21, 2010, at White River Medical Center. The baby has been named Wyatt Mathew. He weighed 7 pounds and one ounce. Grandparents are David and Chris Lindner, James and Mary Fitzpatrick and Andy and Cyndi Hunter...
Missouri Highway Patrol (11/11/10)
A roll-over accident on Friday, Nov. 5 sent a Thayer woman to the hospital with minor injuries. Miriam C. Bair, 40, of Thayer was driving her 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee southbound on Missouri Route U, four miles southeast of Riverton, when the vehicle ran off the right side of the roadway, struck a low water crossing sign then hit a dirt embankment and overturned. Bair was transported to Ripley County Memorial Hospital for treatment of her injuries. The investigating officer was Sgt. D. D. Finley...
Oregon County Sheriff's Report (11/11/10)
Marty Joe Bates, 46, of Alton was arrested June 12 for felony possession of a controlled substance and felony assault of a patrol officer. Bates was released from the Oregon County jail after posting a $25,000 bond. His court date has been set for July 14...
Thayer Police Report (11/11/10)
Stephen L. Seeley, 31, of West Plains was cited Nov. 6 for exceeding the posted speed (65/50) and no valid operator's license. Nichole E. White, 21, of Thayer was arrested Nov. 1 on a warrant for a traffic violation out of Texas County. White posted bond in the amount of $500 and was released...
Izard County Sheriff's Report (11/11/10)
Amanda Marie Thomas, 25, of Dolph was arrested Nov. 1 on felony theft of property charges, felony possession of a controlled substance and misdemeanor theft of property. Thomas remains in the Izard County Detention Facility. Her husband, Bryan Thomas, is wanted on similar charges but has not been arrested. Sheriff Tate Lawrence said both are accused of taking property from relatives and others...
Sharp County Sheriff's Report (11/11/10)
Phillip D. Barnett Jr., 27, was found guilty and sentenced to 36 months in the Department of Corrections Oct. 5 by Circuit Court Judge Harold Erwin for theft of property Oct. 5. Barnett was also ordered to pay a $250 fine, $150 court costs, $250 DNA fee in $75 monthly installments to the Sharp County Sheriff's Department...