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Stories from Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Alton's Peddler's Fair to include music, bargains (06/08/11)
When the members of the Alton Culture Club conceived the idea of a Peddler's Fair last year, it was not to make money for the club. Instead, the club members wanted to help the community make money, club historian Eunice Lainchbury said Saturday, June 4...
Local law enforcement stepping up the heat on area drug dealers, manufacturers (06/08/11)
Richard Irby Staff Writer Citizen complaints about drug activity at a home east of Moko has led to five arrests. After an investigation by the Fulton County Sheriff's Department, Arkansas State Police and the 16th Judicial Drug Task Force, a search warrant was obtained on June 2 for a home at 195 Juniper Berry Road...
Wealth of local kindness heads to Joplin survivors (06/08/11)
Steven W. Looney Staff Writer Most major media coverage has moved on to other news items, but the outpouring of kindness continues here in the Ozarks. Many who live in southern Missouri have seen and experienced the floods which interrupted lives, crops and businesses...
Alton summer school attracts more students (06/08/11)
Linda Greer Staff Writer Alton Elementary School Principal Shane Benson is unsure what to attribute the district's increase in summer school enrollment to, but is happy for it anyway. "This is the best year we've had in a while," Benson said Friday, June 3, of the jump in enrollment. "But, we tried hard to get them here."...
Big guys up front sharpen skills (06/08/11)
School classes have just finished for the year, but the preparation for next season never stops for high-school athletes. The Thayer High School athletics department invited schools from around the area to participate in a lineman's training camp. Offensive line coach Gary Bass and cornerback coach Kevin Omley, from Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, were on hand to run the student athletes through their drills during the two-day camp...
Thayer utility deposit hike in the works (06/08/11)
Linda Greer Staff Writer In a special meeting May 23, Thayer aldermen took another step toward increasing city utility deposits to $400 for electricity and $50 for water for new customers. The board initially discussed the matter in April, but first had to appoint a city attorney to replace Alton attorney Janet Leigh Caskey, who was not reappointed to another term. In a later closed session, the board appointed Thayer attorney Bill Perkins to the position...
Salem city council dives into swimming pool repair issue (06/08/11)
Richard Irby Staff Writer The Salem City Pool opened the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, as it always does, but not without a city council debate over a popular pool accessory. At the May 26 Salem City Council meeting, Public Works Director Bill Worsham told members a crew had been working to bring the pool on line on May 28...
Still no solution to Cherokee budget (06/08/11)
The city of Cherokee Village is still facing uncertainty in regard to its 2011 budget. Following a financial task force meeting, June 2, designated to clarify some questions regarding the amount of money the city needs to cut back, Mayor Lloyd Hefley stated to the council would review the items line by line at the July 7 meeting...
Within a week: One life lost, one saved in area drownings (06/08/11)
Tammy Curtis Staff Writer A Pargould man narrowly escaped the Spring River on June 5 with his life, after nearly drowning near Buford Beach in Hardy. According to an incident report, Hardy Police Officer James Hutchison was on patrol around 4:19 p.m. when several people ran toward his vehicle, telling him a man had been drowning and had since been pulled from the river by his friends...
Memorial Day no holiday for area law enforcement (06/08/11)
Memorial Day 2011 is history for most of us, except for those who ran afoul of the law during the long holiday weekend. This week's Fulton County arrest report shows 45 arrests between Friday, May 27 and Monday, May 30. "That is not all of them," said Sheriff Buck Foley. "That is just the ones we had tickets for."...
Fulton County Relay For Life ready to walk for a cure on June 10 (06/08/11)
The Fulton County Relay For Life invites everyone to attend the 11th Annual Relay this Friday, June 10 at the Salem Greyhounds ball field. "Come help us "CELEBRATE" our survivors, who will start us off with the first lap at 6 p.m. Area cancer survivors are invited to attend the Survivor dinner, to be held before the Relay begins, at 4:15 p.m., at the Salem Church of Christ...
Death Notices for Week of June 8 (06/08/11)
Justin Whitney Roberts, 21, of Salem, Ark., died May 28, 2011, at White River Medical Center. Arrangements by Faith Funeral Service of Manila, Ark. Norma L. Soward, 87, of Ash Flat, Ark., died June 2, 2011 at the Ash Flat Nursing Home in Ash Flat, Ark. Arrangements by Tri-County Funeral Home of Highland...
Zombies, Zombies, Everywhere! (06/08/11)
"Zombie, zombie - man there's zombies everywhere." Sounds like a bit of dialogue from some 1970s-era "B" movie, doesn't it? If that were the case, one could imagine screams of terror and maybe even a gunshot or two in the background. But in this particular case, that line isn't culled from a black-and-white George Romero flick...
Bobby Joe Jewell (06/08/11)
Bobby Joe Jewell, 65, of rural Slater, Mo., died Sunday, June 5, 2011, at his home. Born March 28, 1946, in Thayer, M0., he was the son of the late Cleveland Jewell and Nora Mary Davis Jewell. He was a 1964 graduate of Thayer High School. On Dec. 30, 1976, he married Lois Johnson, who survives of the home...
Homer Stevens (06/08/11)
Homer Stevens, 68, of Alton, Mo., was born June 28, 1943, at Alton, Mo., and passed away June 4, 2001, at his home. He attended the Alton school, graduating with the class of 1960. During that time, he had two bouts of rheumatic fever, later causing a long and painful struggle with heart problems...
Justin Whitney Roberts (06/08/11)
Justin Whitney Roberts, 21, of Salem, Ark., died Saturday, May 28, 2011 at White River Medical Center. He was born Oct. 7, 1989, in Jonesboro, Ark. to Floyd Wayne and Patricia Tice Roberts. Mr. Roberts was of the Baptist faith, worked for Cell Star, graduated from Harrisburg High School, loved children, enjoyed football, fishing and swimming...
Paula A. (Phillips) Dillon (06/08/11)
Paula A. (Phillips) Dillon, 77, of Clearwater, Kan., a retired SKT employee, passed away Saturday, June 4, 2011. Services were Tuesday, June 7, 2011, at Church of Christ, Clearwater, Kan. She was preceded in death by her parents, Claude and Myrta (Arnold) Phillips; one sister, and four brothers. ...
Ben E. Pohnert (06/08/11)
Ben E. Pohnert was born the son of Hugo Fred Pohnert and Maggie Davis Pohnert on May 10, 1917, at Mammoth Spring, Ark., and departed this life June 5, 2011, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo., at the age of 94 years. He was united in marriage Dec. 24, 1936, in Alton, Mo., to Lorene Pingleton...
Sharp County Sheriff's Report (06/08/11)
John William Buster Jr, 49, of Cherokee Village was arrested May 28 for DWI. Lou Annaliese Short, 29, of Paragould was arrested May 28 for failure to appear and failure to pay. Clarence Clark III, 22, of Paragould was arrested May 28 for public intoxication...
Izard County Sheriff's Report (06/08/11)
Joseph Edward Brown, 20, has been charged with two counts of sexual assault in the second degree. Brown is accused of having sexual intercourse with a 13-year-old female on two occasions in May. Brown is being held in the Izard County Detention Facility in lieu of $25,000 bond...
Fulton County Sheriff's Department (06/08/11)
Elmer James, 50, of Evening Shade was arrested on May 22 for DWI Drugs, Driving Left of Center, Possessing an Instrument of Crime and No Seat Belt. James was released from the Fulton County Jail on May 23 on $1,660 bond. Keith George, 24, of Cherokee Village was arrested on May 25 on warrants for Failure to Appear. George is being held in the Fulton County Jail...