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Stories from Thursday, June 2, 2011

Legal complaint seeks $200,000 from Kankey Family over horses (06/02/11)
Richard Irby Staff Writer A Fayetteville attorney has filed a complaint seeking $200,000 from Rodney Kankey, his family and, possibly, others for the care of 116 horses seized from Kankey's farm last December. Attorney W.H. Taylor filed a complaint in Fulton Circuit Court in behalf of the ASPCA (the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) and the Humane Society of the United States...
Extreme weather the new norm? (06/02/11)
When John Wrenfrow was growing up in the Couch area in the 1960s and '70s, floods occurred less often, temperature changes were more gradual and Frederick Creek never dried up. "Our weather is changing," Wrenfrow observed Friday, May 27, as he toured the southern portion of Oregon County's 450 miles of gravel roads...
Relay for life.. Just a week away (06/02/11)
"We usually have our first meeting after the first of the year and begin kicking around ideas for fundraisers," said Bob Rodgers, associate pastor at the Viola Assembly of God. For the third year, Rodgers is captain of the church's Relay for Life Team, one of the Fulton County teams who work to raise money for the American Cancer Society...
MoDOT hears from Oregon County residents about district office closing (06/02/11)
Oregon County residents who attended a Missouri Department of Transportation open house Thursday, May 26, said they think the department's plan to close its Willow Springs office is unsound. "We're only 9,000 people down here, but we have just as many rights to service," resident Tom Simpson said...
School districts battle budget (06/02/11)
Sometime around mid-May every year, after the state releases school funding figures, area school district superintendents begin firming up their budgets for the upcoming school year. With less money coming from the state, many districts have cut programs such as summer school, eliminated many field trips, consolidated bus routes or merged sports programs with other districts...
Mammoth Spring designated a Preserve America Community (06/02/11)
Although a transplant to the city of Mammoth Spring, longtime Mayor Jean Pace says there isn't much about the city's history that she doesn't know. For years, Pace has collected history and artifacts revealing stories of the city, its buildings, businesses, landscape and inhabitants. Pace first came to the city as a young schoolteacher, married and fell in love with the city...
More than you think goes into recycling (06/02/11)
Richard Irby Staff Writer Each week, hundreds of people in our area take materials to recycling drop off points, instead of tossing them in trash bags to be buried in the landfill. But what happens to all those bottles, cans, paper and cardboard, once it is dropped off?...
Lady Gators tough, indeed (06/02/11)
The Foreman Lady Gators may not have wrote the book on softball in the state of Arkansas, but they've sure added plenty of content to the last several chapters. Winners of the last five Class 2A State Softball championships, the Lady Gators earned their seventh straight trip to the title game with an 11-1 victory over the Salem Lady Greyhounds in the Class 2A semi-final round May 16 at Pine Bluff Regional Park...
Record fish a reminder of unwanted 'successes' (06/02/11)
Gene Swope, of Excelsior Springs, and his grandsons, will always remember April 23, 2011, as the day they set a Missouri State fishing record. Fisheries Programs Specialist Andrew Branson shares their excitement, but he has mixed emotions about the monster fish that earned them a place in the record book...
Death Notices for Week of June 2 (06/02/11)
Raymond Joseph Boennighausen, 83, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., died May 15, 2011, at Shady Oaks Health Center in Thayer, Mo. Arrangements by Clary Funeral Home, Thayer, Mo. Donna Irene Ivey, 49, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., died May 24, 2011, at her home. Arrangements by Clary Funeral Home, Thayer, Mo...
Hazel Jean (Perryman) Hough (06/02/11)
Hazel Jean (Perryman) Hough was lovingly taken to heaven on May 21, 2011, in Anacortes, Wash. Hazel was the youngest of six children born to Willard and Bessie Perryman on March 1, 1920, in Viola, Ark. As the youngest of six, Hazel had to be feisty, and could put the fear in her older brothers and sisters, a trait that would serve her well throughout her life...
Julie Vera Manke (06/02/11)
Julie Vera Manker, 83, Shawnee, Kan., passed away Monday, May 23, 2011, at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan. Visitation was Friday, May 27, at the Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee. A memorial service was at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Shawnee...
Minnie Roberts (06/02/11)
Minnie Roberts, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late James Edward Dover and Rosella Lennox Dover, was born October 27, 1911, in Peace Valley, Ark. She died May 27, 2011, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem, at the age of 99 years and 7 months. She was united in marriage to Walker Ernest Roberts on Sept. 6, 1929, in Agnos. To this union, two sons were born...
Harralston- Smith (06/02/11)
Jeff and Kim Harralston, of Thayer, Mo. and Jeff and Kim Smith, of West Plains, Mo., are pleased to announce the upcoming marriage of their children, Sabrina Sloan Harralston and Joshua Tyler Smith. The couple plan to make their home in Nashville, Tenn...
The Gift of "Chosen" Family (06/02/11)
As Memorial Day Weekend approaches and family gatherings, school reunions and barbeques get underway, I'd like to stop and say "Thank You" to the members of my "chosen family" -- those friends I have come to rely on and think of as family, in my life...
Cut Federal Spending! (as long as it doesn't affect me) (06/02/11)
If one good thing came out of the long recession we are still recovering from, it is the fact so many Americans have found ways to cut their spending and even save some money. In pre-recession days, if credit cards were maxed out and vacation was coming up, many families solved the problem by simply getting another credit card or two...