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Stories from Friday, February 18, 2011

Thayer Courtwarming Court (02/18/11)
The Thayer Bobcats crowned their Courtwarming Queen on Friday, Feb. 11. Pictured, from left to right, are: freshman Paige Sutherland, escort Zack Steed; sophmore Ashton Rees, escort Jacob Alford; senior candidate Chelsea Ehret, escorts Austin Henry and Lucas Risner; 2011Courtwarming queen Katie Greer, escorts Dylan Dennis and Jared Foley; senior candidate Melisa Cabrales, escorts Derek Kreig and Jeremy Cabrales; junior candidate Lauren Hargus and escort Ricky Smith. Photo by Steven W. Looney...
Ethanol trucks a 'hidden danger' (02/18/11)
Most Fulton County firefighters pride themselves in being prepared. They frequently attend training classes to learn how to fight fires, respond to tornadoes and floods and rescue people in all types of situations. But, until recently, most area firefighters knew little about one of the most dangerous situations they will ever face: an ethanol fire...
Angel Food helps area families cope (02/18/11)
Richard Irby Staff Writer $70 worth of groceries for $32. It sounds like a good deal and the chance to buy low-cost food boxes is one that more than 300,000 families take advantage of each month. "Angel Food Ministries is aimed at enabling people to get more money for their food dollar," explains Pat Blair, a member of the Immanuel Baptist Church in Salem...
Area schools face flurry of make-up days due to snow (02/18/11)
With the month of February only half gone, area school districts have revised their school calendars to make up as many as 11 snow days so far. Depending on the number of days missed, some districts eliminated spring break. Others pushed back the end of the school year...
Izard County tackles Hazard Mitigation Plan (02/18/11)
Six months after an angry crowd shouted down the idea, Izard County Quorum Court has approved work to write a hazard mitigation plan, the first step toward obtaining federal funds for improvement projects. "The motion we've got on the floor is to proceed with the plan. It's not to adopt," said County Judge David Sherrell, at the Feb. 8 Quorum Court meeting. The court met one week later than normal, because bad weather forced cancellation of the scheduled Feb. 1 meeting...
Superceding Federal indictment handed down for local tax preparer (02/18/11)
10 months after an indictment was handed down against Bruce and Karen Morris of Ash Flat, a federal grand jury has issued a second federal indictment, charging the couple with filing false tax returns for themselves and clients at their Ash Flat-based tax preparation business...
Ash Flat Alderman charged with DWI (02/18/11)
An Ash Flat Alderman has been charged with DWI after being reported to a Hardy police officer for careless driving and nearly causing three accidents. According to an incident report from the Hardy Police Department, Jerrell R. Lesley was charged with DWI after the silver SUV he was driving was noticed by another motorist driving in a hazardous fashion...
Bears pay back Black Rock (02/18/11)
In hopes of reversing an early-season loss to Black Rock, the Mammoth Spring Bears came out red-hot to start the Feb. 8 rematch. And Mammoth Spring would have its revenge in this clash of two of the top-ranked teams in Class 1A, with the Bears downing the Zebras 68-59...
Izard County splits with Highland (02/18/11)
Due to the wave of snowy weather, along with the makeup schedule in the junior high district tournament that was created thanks to the white mess on the ground, it looked like Izard County's regular season finale with Highland might have to be skipped...
Roundball Recap (02/18/11)
Feb. 7 Girls Highland 43, Pocahontas 39 Alex Isaacs 19 points Cave City 54, Lonoke 45 Lindsey Wooldridge 21 points Boys Cave City 57, Lonoke 46 Taylor Milligan 19 points Feb. 8 Girls Mammoth Spring 49, Black Rock 33 Jessy Jo Vest 19 points Bay 65, Izard County 40...
Furious run to regular season's end (02/18/11)
With winter weather interruptions, it is hard to get to the end of the regular season. For Highland, ICC, Westside and Brookland, to name a few, there almost wasn't enough days in the week to get the games, senior nights and other activities in before the end. My goodness, Highland still hasn't crowned its Winter Royalty yet...
Death Notices for the week of February 16, 2011 (02/18/11)
Ethel Hathaway, 98, of Thayer, Mo., formerly of Alton, Mo., died Feb. 12, 2011, in Shady Oaks Health Care in Thayer. Arrangements by Carter Funeral Home in Thayer. Alice Roper, 95, died Feb. 8, 2011, at Country Meadows Nursing Home in Park Hills, Mo. Arrangements under the direction of Barker Funeral Home in Salem, Ark...
Birthday Celebration for James M. Williams (02/18/11)
Friends and relatives are invited to an 80th birthday celebration James M. Williams of Alton, Mo. It will be held Saturday, Feb. 19 from 2-4 p.m. at the BB Road Fire Department/Community Center. The center is 11 miles east of Alton off Highway 160. Food and cake will be served...