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Stories from Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Hospital Board terminates doctor (01/05/11)
With the Fulton County Hospital struggling to make ends meet financially, on Dec. 29, Administrator and CEO Joe Hammond took the "financially driven" action of activating the 120 day termination clause in Dr. Ahmad Saab's employment contract with the hospital...
Kankey faces 5 felony, 113 misdemeanor charges related to animal cruelty at farm (01/05/11)
A Viola man, already charged with five Fulton County felonies, has had 118 new criminal counts lodged against him. After the new charges were filed on Thursday, Dec. 30, an arrest warrant was issued for 49 year old Rodney Dean Kankey, who had been free on bond. Kankey was located and arrested on Dec. 30 and, as of Monday, Jan. 3, was being held in the Boone County Detention Center...
Highland police officer credited with saving couple from house fire (01/05/11)
A Highland couple narrowly escaped an overnight blaze Dec. 28 that completely destroyed their Highland home. Woodie and Wanda Purdue were awakened in the early morning hours to what Wanda described as a "crackling sound" that she said she thought was water...
Thayer mayor faces challenger in April (01/05/11)
Other contested races include Alton School Board, Thayer Aldermen
Rural Water expansion plan in jeopardy (01/05/11)
"We are at the point where we need support. People should not wait if they intend to take water from us." That is how project coordinator Jerry Estes describes the status of the Fulton County Water Authority's latest plan to extend water lines to more rural areas of the county...
Mammoth Spring woman allegedly shoots husband (01/05/11)
A 57-year-old Mammoth Spring woman is in custody after allegedly shooting her husband in the chest early Monday, Jan. 3. Doris Elaine Horgan was arrested at the home she shared with her husband, James. P. Horgan, 68, at 810 Riverbend Road, at about 8 a.m. Jan. 3, according to authorities...
Area fire departments respond to structure fires (01/05/11)
An increase in structure fires is usually prevalent during the winter months, when heating sources are the root of many of the fires. In Sharp County, several fires -- including three in Cherokee Village, one in Highland and one in Cave City -- have been mostly attributed to heat sources...
Lady Rebs open Kell Classic with win over Izard County (01/05/11)
The Highland Lady Rebels jumped out quickly and then led wire-to-wire en route to a 44-25 victory over the Izard County Lady Cougars in the opening round of the annual George Kell Classic Jan. 1 in Swifton. The seventh-seeded Lady Rebs racked up the first nine points of the morning, thanks to a hoop and two free throws from Alex Isaacs (15 points), a trey by Bobie Jo Cooper (nine points) and putback via Whitney Davis (eight points)...
Lady Pirates edged by Shiloh Christian (01/05/11)
The Class 4A Shiloh Christian Lady Saints used a balanced inside-out attack to squeak past Calico Rock 55-48 in the consolation round of the Ultimate Ford Basketball Tournament Dec. 29 at The Hanger in Mountain Home. Lindsey Roe, Shiloh Christian's post player, turned offensive rebounds into points on her way to a game-high 17 points for the Lady Saints. And on the perimeter, Cheyenne Baker tossed in a game-high four treys en route to 12 points for Shiloh...
Highland's time at Convocation Center limited (01/05/11)
Rebels, Lady Rebs stopped in NEA first round
Gainesville stops Cats in Cabool (01/05/11)
The Thayer Bobcats played some pretty good defense in the second round of the 2010 Cabool Holiday Basketball Tournament Dec. 28. The only problem was, the Gainesville Bulldogs may have played defense even better that night. With both Thayer and Gainesville struggling to put the ball in the bucket -- and both squads turning the ball over via a number of unforced miscues -- it was anybody's game...
Brame, Orchard give Tigers fits (01/05/11)
Josh Brame and Derek Orchard absolutely dominated the game when the Couch Indians needed them to the most against the Houston Tigers. Brame racked up 13 points in the third period, while Orchard knocked down 10, accounting for all 23 of Couch's points in the stanza...
Cavewomen denied third straight NEA crown (01/05/11)
Number three didn't come for the Cave City Cavewomen this year. After playing their way into the finals of the NEA Tournament four out of the last five years, including winning the girls' 1A-2A-3A championship the past two, Cave City jumped into the 4A-5A-6A brackets this time around...
Death Notices for the week of January 6, 2011 (01/05/11)
Wanda Benbenek, 105, of Alton, Mo., formerly of Thayer, Mo., died Dec. 31, 2010 at Shepherd's View Residential Care in Alton. Arrangements under the direction of Carter Funeral Home of Thayer. Joe Kendall, 86, of Myrtle, Mo., died Dec. 31, 2010, at St. Bernard's Hospital in Jonesboro, Ark. Arrangements under the direction of Carter Funeral Home of Thayer, Mo...