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Stories from Thursday, December 23, 2010

Getting that last Christmas wish in... (12/23/10)
After patiently waiting for her turn, Lydia Smith excitedly tells Santa what she wants for Christmas. Students at the Early Horizons Child Development Center in Salem visited with Santa on Tuesday, Dec. 21, as part of a day of holiday activities that included opening some gifts...
Rescued Viola horses on the mend in Mountain Home (12/23/10)
Richard Irby Staff Writer 115 horses which had been living with no food and water on a Viola farm are now in a much better place. "The horses are adjusting well to the shelter. They are fed and calmed down and starting to rehab," said Kyle Held, Midwest Director of the ASPCA Anti-Cruelty Response Group...
Christmas Around the World event draws large crowd (12/23/10)
Over 600 people turned out Dec. 13 for Highland Middle Schools's fifth through seventh grade Christmas Around the World program. Fifth grade social studies teacher Deanna Strobbe explained each year every class must host a night event concentrating on a special subject. ...
Store owner asks to sell beer near Thayer church (12/23/10)
City ordinance bans liquor sales within 250 feet of churches, schools
Freedom Ford donates money to area athletics (12/23/10)
Salem High School's Athletics Department is definitely going to replace some old uniforms this year. But other needs will have to go to the back burner. At least, that was the situation until the Ford Motor Company's "Drive One 4 UR School" program came along...
New emergency planning committee set up in Fulton County (12/23/10)
Fulton County is taking steps to become better organized and prepared in the event of a disaster, including participating in a national drill in May of 2011. Dec. 16 marked the 199th anniversary of one of the largest earthquakes ever to strike the United States. ...
Quorum Court gets update on progress of jail project (12/23/10)
The Fulton County Quorum Court met in regular session on Monday, Dec. 13 and an update on the new jail project was tops on the agenda. County Judge Charles Willett updated the court members, saying that all area cities have entered into the inter-local agreement to donate their portion of the existing sales tax to go towards the payment of the new jail...
Worker asks Thayer City Council for help (12/23/10)
On behalf of as many as 11 fellow city employees, Brian Blankenship asked the Thayer Board of Aldermen Tuesday, Dec. 14, if the city could share costs of commercial drivers' license fees. Blankenship said many workers are facing difficult economic times and must still pay for costly CDLs to drive city vehicles. Those who drive trucks with air brakes pay additional fees for the license or renewal, he said...
Alton Junior High nets part of $12 million federal grant (12/23/10)
Next fall, Alton seventh- and eighth-grade students will have individual laptop computers and new interactive whiteboards in their math, science, language arts and social studies classrooms, as part of a $12 million federal grant program. "We're excited," Holly Reese, Alton Schools coordinator of special programs, said Monday, Dec. 20, of the stimulus-funded project to study technology-enhanced professional development in Missouri middle schools...
Cherokee Village narrowly passes 2011 budget (12/23/10)
The main topics of the Dec. 16 Cherokee Village City Council meeting included passage of a 2011 operating budget and discussion of enacting a hiring freeze for the city. Another hot topic was the resignation of a member of the Cherokee Village Police Department...
Salem splits with Bearkatz (12/23/10)
The Salem Greyhounds split a pair of non-conference games from Melbourne Dec. 13 at The Dawg Pound. The Lady Hounds were down 30-28 at the half before outscoring Melbourne 31-13 in the second half, knocking off the Lady Katz 59-43. Jamie Bell had a huge night with 20 points and eight boards...
Hatman hands Horns heartbreaker (12/23/10)
Sophomore caps Izard County rally with clutch shot at buzzer
Bears bag Border War (12/23/10)
Mammoth Spring sweeps north/south clash for first time in a long time
Comets stopped by Liberty (12/23/10)
Derek Daniels may be listed at 6-5, but the big senior forward for the Mountain View/Birch Tree Liberty Eagles plays even bigger than that. Behind Daniels' game-high 37 points, the Liberty Eagles knocked off the homestanding Alton Comets 79-49 Dec. 14...
Busy week just before break (12/23/10)
It was a busy and successful week for the Lady Rebels, as Highland went 2-1 with a win over Trumann, 49-27, at home on Dec. 14, another win at Brookland, 52-33, on Dec. 16, and a loss to conference leader Pocahontas, 62-44, at the A.L. Hutson Memorial Center on Dec. 17...
Next year's hunting seasons for Missouri (12/23/10)
As 2010 winds down, some Missouri hunters wish to plan their vacation time for 2011 around turkey and deer seasons. The Conservation Commission met on December 16 -- 17 and approved some season dates that should assist with your scheduling. Here are those approved dates:...
AGFC can help with nuisance furbearers (12/23/10)
Got a problem with nuisance animals on your property? The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission can help landowners who are experiencing problems with nuisance furbearers like beavers, muskrats, raccoons and coyotes by linking them with trappers and furbearer hunters looking for a place to take part in these traditional activities...
Death Notices for the week of December 23, 2010 (12/23/10)
Vikki J. Gotte, 60, of Cherokee Village, Ark. died on Dec. 15, 2010, at Cherokee Village. Arrangements by the Tri-County Funeral Home of Highland, Ark. Albert Lee Holland, 92, of Salem, Ark., died Dec. 15, 2010, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. Arrangements under the direction of Barker Funeral Home of Salem, Ark...
Macie Ann Simpson (12/23/10)
Daniel and Keena Simpson, West Plains, Mo., are the parents of a baby girl, Macie Ann, born at 12:52 p.m. Dec. 6, 2010, at Ozark Medical Center. She weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and was 20-1/2 inches long. Her siblings are Kaylee, 8, and Aiden, 5. Grandparents are Raymond and Becky Blake of West Plains; Danny and Faye Simpson of Alton; and Gerald and Rosey Daugherty, Thomasville...
Landon Ethan Cole Hollis (12/23/10)
Jeff Stotler and Shana Hollis, Alton, Mo., are the parents of a baby boy, Landon Ethan Cole Hollis, born at 6:25 a.m. Dec. 6, 2010, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo. He weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces and was 19 inches long. His sibling is Mason, 1...
Brooklynn Grace (12/23/10)
Sidney and Kimber Younger, of Thayer, Mo., are the parents of a baby girl, Brooklynn Grace, born at 9:49 a.m. , 2010, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo. She weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces and was 19-1/2 inches long. Her siblings are Kaicey, 9; Ashlynn, 6; and Landen, 2...
Brooke Lynn Casey (12/23/10)
Shane Casey and Leslie Bettis, Alton, are the parents of a baby girl, Brooke Lynn Casey, born at 7:56 p.m. Nov. 18 at Ozarks Medical Center (OMC). She weighed 6 pounds, 8 1/2 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long. Her sibling is Tommy, 4. Grandparents are Wade and Pam Davis, Alton; Sherry Casey, and Monty and Christy Casey...
Cordell -- Winter (12/23/10)
Jesse and Donna Cordell of Newport, Ark., are pleased to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Sheena Lynn Cordell of Newport, to Derek Wayne Winter of Viola, the son of Wayne and Glenna Winter of Viola. The bride-elect, a 2004 graduate of Newport High School, is the granddaughter of Ethelene Cordell of  Newport and Bobbie Cox of Newport. She is currently employed by IBERIA Bank of Tuckermann...
Riegel family meets for reunion (12/23/10)
The descendants of John Jacob and Wilhelmina Riegel (Pa.), Jacob Riegel and Jemima Elliott (Pa./Ohio) and grandfather, Jeremiah Riegel and Elizabeth Huffman Harvey Rigel (Ohio/Iowa) met for a reunion in 2010. Jeremiah and Elizabeth Huffman Harvey Rigel's sons' Daniel S. Rigel (Williams, Ore.) and David Booth Rigel (Mammoth Spring, Ark.) ancestors met for a surprise reunion arranged by James Noah (Jim) Rigel of Williams, Ore., at the Williams Grange in Williams, Ore...
Izard County Sheriff's Report (12/23/10)
A Melbourne man and an Oxford man were arrested Dec. 11 in connection with the burglary of a Melbourne convenience store. Ben G. Fitzsimmons, 18, of Melbourne and David K. Crider, 21, of Oxford are accused of breaking a front window at Giefer's Possum Trot with a rock, then entering and taking more than $3,000 worth of cigarettes. Formal charges are pending. Many of the stolen cigarettes have been recovered according to Sheriff Tate Lawrence...
Horseshoe Bend Police Report (12/23/10)
Kevin McDole, 29, of Jonesboro was arrested on a warrant for Failure to Pay Fines on Dec, 8. McDole was transported from Greene County to the Izard County Detention Center. Laci Jones, 19, of Melbourne was arrested on a warrant for Failure to Appear on Dec. 11. Jones was apprehended in Salem and transported to the Izard County Detention Center...
Salem City Police Report (12/23/10)
Benny Monk, 32, of Salem was arrested on Dec. 16 for Public Intoxication. Monk was released from the Fulton County Jail on Dec. 16 on his Own Recognizance. Carrie Ann Hoffman, 42, of Camp was arrested on Dec. 17 for DWI, Resisting Arrest, and Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle. Hoffman was released from the Izard County Jail on Dec. 19 on $2,520 bond...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (12/23/10)
Bruce Haskins, 49, arrested on Nov. 27 for Battery in the First Degree, was released from the Fulton County Jail on Dec. 7 on $25,000 bond. Keith Morton, 41, of Cherokee Village was arrested on Dec. 11 for DWI and Driving on a Suspended License. Morton was released from the Fulton County Jail on Dec. 11 on $1,335 bond...
Missouri Highway Patrol (12/23/10)
Two Alton teens were injured in a one-vehicle crash at 4:05 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14, on a county road near Alton. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, Damian C. Cook, 16, was eastbound on County Road 301 a mile west of Alton when the 2002 Oldsmobile he was driving ran off the roadway, up an embankment, hit a tree and overturned...
Thayer City Police Report (12/23/10)
Tiffany J. Van Winkle, 20, of Thayer was cited on Dec. 16 for no seatbelt. Tristan E. Van Winkle, 18, of Thayer was cited Dec. 16 for no seatbelt and failing to register a vehicle. Sandra K. Edington, 44, of Corning, Ark., was cited Dec. 16 for driving off the main portion of the roadway...
Oregon County Sheriff's Report (12/23/10)
Robert D. Lutman, 39, of Koshkonong was arrested Dec. 15 for felony domestic assault. He posted bond of $4,900 and has a court date of Jan. 19, 2011. Thomas Henry Wahl, 46, of Alton was arrested Dec. 16 for a felony violation of order of protection for an adult, second offense. Bond was set at $4,900 and he remains in jail...
Sharp County Sheriff's Report (12/23/10)
Rickey Ray Bramlett, 41, of Cherokee Village was arrested Dec. 11 for DWI. Heather Lynn Scott, 28, of Poughkeepsie was arrested Dec. .13 for failure to pay time payments on multiple charges. Ashley Lyn Ellis, 24, of Grinell, Iowa was arrested Dec. 13 and being held for a Randolph County warrant...