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Stories from Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Wayne Watkins arrested in Texas (02/23/11)
To be extradited back to Sharp County to answer felony charges.
Residents work to keep Gepp Post Office open (02/23/11)
A community meeting in early March may help determine the future of the Gepp Post Office in western Fulton County. "We are trying to tell everybody in the community about it, to try to convince them (the U.S. Postal Service) to keep it open," said Gepp resident Max Shrable...
Cave City High School students produce documentary (02/23/11)
"It is a story that needs to be told," said Garrett Tuggle, editor of the project. On Dec. 2, three Cave City High School EAST, SKILLS and Television students, two teachers, and Mr. and Mrs. Gary Farmer, traveled to the Warrior Family and Support Center (WFSC) in San Antonio, Texas. The reason behind the trip? Garrett Tuggle, Aaron Green and Tyler Durham were chosen by the district to produce a documentary film about the families of wounded soldiers...
Fulton and Izard counties both show growth in 2010 census (02/23/11)
Fulton and Izard Counties have added population over the past ten years, and most of Arkansas' population growth is taking place in northern Arkansas. Those are some of the results as the Census Bureau released figures showing the populations of Arkansas cities, towns and counties, according to the 2010 census count...
Bridge over Warm Fork alleviates traffic (02/23/11)
Just before Christmas last year, state transportation workers finished a bridge over Warm Fork in Thayer to fix a long-standing traffic-flow problem during railroad shift changes. The $287,000 Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) project to replace an old low-water crossing included the cooperative efforts of the city and Burlington Northern - Santa Fe Railway Company...
Alton Senior Center looking for funds to replace old kitchen equipment (02/23/11)
The Alton Senior Center has been busy seeking money to replace the center's outdated kitchen equipment --some 30 years old. Thursday, Feb. 17, center administrator Pam Simpson accepted a check from Ozark Independent Living (OIL) in West Plains to use toward buying a stove and other kitchen appliances. The center also recently applied for a Rural Development Grant to help toward the purchases...
Lady Pirates blitz Hillcrest (02/23/11)
If there was any doubt as to why the Calico Rock Lady Pirates are currently stationed at number two in the Class 1A ranks, all one had to do was witness the first half of the 1A-2 North District Tournament championship game, Feb. 18, at Norfork. The Lady Pirates (30-5) came out guns a blazing and didn't slow down until they had wiped out the Hillcrest Screamin' Lady Eagles 57-31...
Tate signs on as newest Eagle (02/23/11)
Larry Anderson's eyes have seen a lot. They've seen a lot of students and they've also seen a lot of athletes. That being the case, it takes a lot to really catch the eye of the longtime coach and administrator at Central Methodist University (CMU)...
Bears win Battle Royale (02/23/11)
Mammoth Spring vs. Viola: It was just the kind of Battle Royale one would have expected. And after all, with the way the clash for the regular-season crown went, with four teams fighting tooth-and-nail right till the end, why should the championship scrap for the 1A-2 North District Tournament title have been any different?...
Uncommon ending for Highland hoops (02/23/11)
Both Rebs, Lady Rebs denied regional berth for first time in a long time
Cherokee Village Men's Golf Association ready to tee (02/23/11)
Golfers of Cherokee Village, do we have a treat for you! The men's golf association executive committee met on Jan. 25 at the South Course and put together a program that promises to tempt as well as please everyone who ever considered chasing a little white ball down lush green fairways onto carpet-like greens towards a four and one-half inch hole...
Death Notices for the week of February 24, 2011 (02/23/11)
Edith Howell, 96, of Springfield, Mo., formerly of Koshkonong, Mo., died Feb. 15, 2011 in Springfield Rehab and Health Care in Springfield. Arrangements under the direction of Carter Funeral Home of Thayer, Mo. Charles Warren Cline Jr., 64, of Thayer, Mo., died Feb. 15, 2011, at Shady Oaks Healthcare in Thayer. Arrangements under the direction of Carter Funeral Home of Thayer...
Kendale Ray Girdley (02/23/11)
Larry and Tracy Girdley, Bakersfield, Mo., are the parents of a baby boy, Kendale Ray, born at 1:41 p.m., Feb. 12, 2011, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo. He weighed 7 pounds, 9-1/2 ounces and was 19 inches long. His sibling is Hannah, 10. Grandparents are Roger and Terry Smith of Alton and Kenneth Girdley of West Plains...
Sharp County Sheriff's Report (02/23/11)
Lori Brooke Goodson, 35, of Jonesboro was arrested on Feb. 6 for violation of Arkansas Hot Check Law. Danielle Hope Barber, 24, of Jonesboro was arrested on Feb. 6 for Theft of Property. Johnny William Corlis, 59, of Hardy was arrested on Feb. 6 on an Affidavit Warrant alleging Violation of a Protection Order...
Thayer Police Report (02/23/11)
Paul Niermann, 22, of Thayer was arrested Feb. 8 for possession of a controlled substance. Bond was set at $4,900. Johnathan P. Mills, 28, of Thayer was arrested Feb. 8 for driving while revoked. Bond was set at $10,000. Clifford Bates, 60, of Truman, Ark., was arrested on an out-of-county warrant Feb. 10 for failing to appear on a careless and reckless charge. Bond was set at $166.50...