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Stories from Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Hardy passes 2011 budget despite opposition (12/29/10)
Salem school employees to get year end bonuses (12/29/10)
Teachers, administrators and staff members who work for the Salem School District are to get a New Year's treat. During its Dec. 20 meeting, the school board voted to award bonuses to all of its employees. Certified employees (teachers and administrators) will receive $1,000 each...
Thayer police chief says new jail is needed (12/29/10)
Those who end up in the Thayer city jail during the winter face the additional discomfort of cell temperatures in the mid-50s, according to the city's top cop. Police Chief David Bailey told the Thayer Board of Aldermen on Tuesday, Dec. 14, the facility's 12-capacity jail registered 15 degrees Fahrenheit cooler than the front office area that afternoon...
Area retailers in a jolly mood this season (12/29/10)
Without a history from years' past to gauge their progress, three new downtown Alton merchants said their sales the week of Christmas were not spectacular, but not bad either. "I thought we did wonderful," Alton Florist employee Sandy Cunningham said Monday, Dec. 27, of store transactions the preceding week. "We sold a lot of Christmas decorations."...
Sheriff Dillinger reflects on his time in office (12/29/10)
Fulton County Sheriff Walter Dillinger hangs up from a phone call and walks into the jail lobby to find a woman and son who want to take out an assault warrant. Later, as he has a smoke on the porch, people drift up for small talk and to express a complaint or opinion or two...
End of an era: Sheriff Weaver to retire (12/29/10)
After nearly three decades of service to the area, Sharp County Sheriff Dale Weaver has seen many changes and experienced successes and several fond memories. In January, the county will witness a change in the sheriff's seat, as Weaver hands over the reins to Mark Counts. Although Weaver is retiring, after speaking with him, it is plain to see he plans a busy retirement. Although his plans for the future are still undecided, he said whatever he does, it will be in a public service capacity...
Kentucky to provide elk for Missouri restoration program (12/29/10)
Elk from Kentucky will begin arriving in the Show-Me State this coming spring, and preparations to trap and transport the animals are proceeding rapidly, according to the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC). In October, the Conservation Commission directed MDC staff to restore elk to a 346-square-mile area in Shannon, Carter and Reynolds counties...
Donated Christmas trees get second life (12/29/10)
Ask any Arkansas fisherman and you'll get a multitude of answers about how they feel when it comes to underwater structure. Anglers may curse those logs and branches that snag their brand new lures, but they know that structure is a key to a successful outing...
White-tailed deer featured on new conservation plate (12/29/10)
The newest conservation license plate from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission features a handsome buck deer on alert. It's the 12th plate in the series that supports the AGFC Conservation Scholarship Education Fund. The plates cost $35 per year -- $25 goes to scholarships for students who study conservation; $10 goes to the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration for administering the license plate program...
Death Notices for 12/30 (12/29/10)
Claudie O. Wagganer, 58, of Thayer, Mo., died Friday, Dec. 24, 2010, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo. Arrangements by the Carter Funeral Home Inc., of Thayer, Mo. Delbert Lee Boyd, 66, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died Dec. 24, 2010, at his home. Arrangements by the Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City, Ark...
Death Notices for 12/29 (12/29/10)
Williamet Griffith, 81, of Salem, Ark., died Dec. 19, 2010, at her home in Salem. Arrangements by the Cox-Blevins Funeral Home of Salem. Beulah Othell Hoaney Qualls, 86, of Evening Shade, Ark., died Dec. 24, 2010, at Ash Flat, Ark. Arrangements by the Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City...
Olivia Ann Collins (12/29/10)
Anthony and Kayla Collins, Alton, Mo., are the parents of a baby girl, Olivia Ann, born at 6:28 p.m. Dec. 15, 2010, at Ozarls Medical Center. She weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and was 20-1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Dwight and Susan Chronister, Alton, and James and Charlotte Collins, Conway...
Kason Thomas Fisher (12/29/10)
Luke and Amber Fisher, Alton, Mo., are the parents of a baby boy, Kason Thomas, born at 10 a.m. Dec. 14, 2010, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo. He weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and was 19 1/4 inches long. Grandparents are Eddie and Julie Fisher, Homestead, Mont...
Brooklyn Grace Davis (12/29/10)
Scott and Sally Davis, Alton, Mo., are the parents of a baby girl, Brooklyn Grace, born at 7:42 p.m. Dec. 12, 2010, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo. She weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces and was 19 inches long.
Trinton Lee Miller (12/29/10)
Morgan and Daniela Miller, Alton, Mo., are the parents of a baby boy, Trinton Lee, born at 5:24 p.m. Dec. 11, 2010, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo. He weighed 8 pounds, 12-1/2 ounces and was 22-1/2 inches long. His siblings are Julian, 4; Serenity, 3; and Adrienne, 1...