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Stories from Thursday, March 31, 2011

Bluebird Sand and ADEQ settle stream pollution complaints (03/31/11)
Management and employees at Bluebird Sand LLC in Mount Pleasant hope a recent settlement with the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) will allow the company to resume operations without further interruptions. On March 21 in Izard County Circuit Court, Bluebird Sand and ADEQ entered into a Consent Judgement, settling a water pollution complaint against the company...
Officials warn of fire danger (03/31/11)
Linda Greer Staff Writer Windy, dry conditions last week contributed to an outbreak of grass fires across the region, sending firefighters in many directions. Alton Fire Chief Eddie Johnson said most of his 20-member, all-volunteer department helped battle four blazes on Wednesday, March 23, in and around Oregon County. The largest of which was on Highway AA, where a controlled burn of sawdust at a sawmill got out of control, fanned by 30 mph wind gusts...
Some Thayer city council candidates address city issues (03/31/11)
Of eight Thayer City Council candidates, six responded to a South Missourian News questionnaire this month regarding issues facing the city. Of those, Alderman Robert Freeman, former Alderman Junior Brewer and newcomer Dorsey Williamson responded to the questions as presented, while Mayor Earl "Buddy" Rogers, former Alderman Joe Barbee and newcomer Terry Tillman instead submitted letters...
Fish Hatchery groundbreaking lures big crowd, special guests (03/31/11)
More than 100 people attended a windy, mid-morning groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday, March 23, for an education center at the 108-year-old Mammoth Spring National Fish Hatchery in Mammoth Spring. Mammoth Spring Mayor Jean Pace, who was credited by many as a major force in netting funds for the project, called the hatchery "an economic boon" for the area (the city's No. 1 industry), bringing in visitors from around the world...
MDC confirms mountain lion sighting in Oregon County (03/31/11)
A tuft of hair left on a fence in Oregon County March 9 definitely belongs to a mountain lion, according to the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC). MDC Resource Scientist Jeff Beringer today released results of a DNA test on hair taken from a fence along Highway M, near the community of Rover...
Sidney fire destroys barn (03/31/11)
Cave City firefighter Brian Carter examines a March 23 fire near Sidney which destroyed the barn of Brandon and Melinda Schulz. The fire is believed to have started when a bale of hay landed on a hot wire. The family lost the barn, hay and a combine in the fire. ...
Hospital gift shop celebrates successful first year (03/31/11)
After 32 years in nursing, Pam Johnson has discovered a new career in retail sales. "I retired for a while, because it was just getting too hard to do the lifting and other strenuous activity patient care requires," Johnson explained. But in 2008, Johnson began working at the Fulton County Hospital part-time, eventually becoming the Director of Volunteer Services...
Mammoth Spring man charged with two counts of rape (03/31/11)
A Mammoth Spring man faces two felony charges of rape and false imprisonment after a March 21 incident on Cave Creek Road near Mammoth Spring, in Sharp County. According to an affidavit for the arrest warrant, Andrew Frolos, 50, was arrested March 21 for an incident that occurred at his home...
Fires ravage Sharp County (03/31/11)
Area firefighters in fire trucks, brush trucks, dozers, a bobcat and airplanes from the Forestry Department, were forced to fight a massive forest, brush and grass fire near Ash Flat on March 23. With the unseasonably warm temperatures, many area residents took the opportunity to burn and clean their yards. ...
Yarnell explodes for homer, seven ribbies in Cougars' big victory (03/31/11)
Paced by Jed Yarnell's three hits and seven RBIs, the Izard County Cougars ripped the Sloan-Hendrix Greyhounds 22-3 in 1A-2 East action March 21. Izard County plated 14 runs in the third to make short work of the home team. Yarnell had a double and two-run dinger for the Cougs, while Jake Dockins and Preston Harmon had two hits apiece...
Viola continues early-season success, moves to 7-0 with pair of wins (03/31/11)
With a 5-4 win over the visiting Salem Lady Greyhounds March 22, the Viola Lady Longhorns ran their record to a spotless 7-0 on the young softball season. And the Lady Horns had to rally to do so. Salem grabbed the lead with three runs in the second and one in the fourth...
Horns shutout Hornets; roll to 12-0 (03/31/11)
After the Viola Longhorns opened the spring with a road-win over the Southside-Bee Branch Hornets a couple of weeks ago, the Horns took their second win of the season over the Hornets, March 25 at Viola City Park. With the victory over one of the traditional powers in Class 1A baseball, Viola ups its mark to a perfect 12-0 on the year...
Lady Rebels stopped by Salem (03/31/11)
The Highland Lady Rebels scored first, but it was the Salem Lady Greyhounds who scored most March 24 at Lady Greyhound Field in Salem. Thanks to a pair of huge back-to-back innings, fueled in part by several Highland miscues, the Lady Greyhounds rolled to a 17-2, three-inning victory over Highland in non-conference softball action...
OMC Fun Run ready to go (03/31/11)
Lace up your running shoes and make a difference in the lives of local cancer patients at the 2011 Ozarks Medical Center Fun Run April 28. The event is for all ages and includes a 5K run; 1.5 mile walk/run; and a Walk, Stroll, Crawl, Any-Way-You-Can-Finish race for ages 6 and younger...
Death Notices for the week of March 31, 2011 (03/31/11)
Mable Sanders, 92, of West Plains, Mo., died March 28, 2011. Arrangements under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home in West Plains, Mo. Walter Wilson Cook, 90, of Thayer, Mo., died March 25, 2011 at Shady Oaks Healthcare in Thayer. Arrangements under the direction of Carter Funeral Home of Thayer...
Reese Wilson (03/31/11)
Tamara and Snow Wilson and Skyler and Rian of Hardy are proud to announce the birth of a daughter and sister, Reese. She was born March 21, 2011 and weighed 6 pounds and 4 ounces. Grandparents are Karen and Dennis Burton. Great-grandparents are Cecilia and Zolton Orosz, Ray and Oleta Burton, Snow and Peggy Wilson...
Long -- Price (03/31/11)
The parents of Ginny Long and Alan Price would like to announce their upcoming wedding. The Wedding will take place May 7, 2011, at 2 p.m., at Word of Life Tabernacle in Hardy, Ark. All friends are invited to attend.
Cole -- England (03/31/11)
Tracy and Cyndi Cole of Seymour, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Taryn Cole to Luke England, son of Greg and Paula England of Koshkonong, Mo. Taryn is graduating from Missouri State University with her Bachelor's of Science in Fashion Merchandising. She will pursue a career in the field of merchandise planning, allocating and buying. She is the granddaughter of Harold and Joyce Scott of Seymour and Bonnie Cole of Springfield, Mo...