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Stories from Thursday, August 4, 2011

Salem woman killed in weekend shooting (08/04/11)
Arkansas State Police are continuing to investigate a shooting on Saturday, July 30, which took the life of a Fulton County woman. Fulton County Sheriff's Deputies and Salem Police responded about 8 p.m. to the report of the shooting at 1421 Magnolia Drive. Inside the residence, they found the body of Leah Burch, 22...
Fulton County Retired Teachers to meet August 10 (08/04/11)
The Fulton County Retired Teacher's Association will meet on Wednesday, August 10 at 11:15 a.m. at the Southfork Restaurant in Salem, Ark. They will be welcoming all newly retired teachers and employees, and discussing information about the association and the Arkansas Retired Teachers Association...
Brown Family named District Farm Family (08/04/11)
Following in his father's footsteps, farmer Darick Brown and his family of Viola have been named as the District Farm Family of the Year. Darick's parents, Dennis and Donna Brown, won the title when Darick was a student at Viola High School. Now, Darick, wife Leesa, and children, Devin, 15, Lakynn, 14, and Dalton, 11, have the designation and are in the running for the state title...
Six area post offices on new closure list (08/04/11)
"I can't imagine Sturkie without the Sturkie Post office," said Joe York. York and many others have been lamenting the news that seven more area post offices have been added to the list of rural post offices the U.S. Postal Service believes should be closed...
Hospital ends another year in the red (08/04/11)
The July 25 meeting of the Fulton County Hospital Board focused on looking back at the fiscal year which ended June 31, and looking ahead to what can be expected in the new fiscal year. CEO Joe Hammond started with the bad news, while emphasizing there were some good financial trends to report...
Hatchery lures volunteers (08/04/11)
With construction started on an Aquatic Conservation and Education Center at Mammoth Spring National Fish Hatchery, local efforts are under way to form a friends group to help run the gift shop, clean the 4,000-square-foot facility and raise money to support it...
Deputy's felony theft case moved to Butler County (08/04/11)
Oregon County Circuit Court Judge David Paul Evans granted a change of venue Monday, Aug. 1, for an Oregon County sheriff's deputy accused of stealing and selling tools and other goods totaling more than $15,000 last year. The case against former deputy Dophes "Gene" Barton, 47, will be heard in Butler County. A court date has not yet been set...
City of Thayer continues to tighten budget (08/04/11)
In an ever-increasing effort to tighten the city's belt, Thayer aldermen agreed July 19 to have new city attorney Bill Perkins review whether the city can end its contract for uniform service. When Perkins said at the meeting that he was unsure of the penalty for terminating the five-year contract two years early, Mayor Earl "Buddy" Rogers said the city simply could no longer afford the service...
Salem City Council considers giving control of two buildings to Fair Association (08/04/11)
The Salem City Council is considering a request to give the Fulton County Fair Association control of two city-- owned buildings at the fairgrounds. "If we owned the buildings or had long term leases on them, we would seek grants to improve them and offer year--round access to community groups and families seeking places to hold reunions." Fair Association President Carolyn Lewis told the July 28 meeting of the Salem City Council...
Arkansas redistricting sets up incumbent vs. incumbent contest (08/04/11)
The map, passed Friday, July 29, approving new boundaries for Arkansas House districts has put two area legislators in a tough spot. They are friends who will wind up running against each other. "I did not know Linda (Collins-Smith) before we were elected, but we have become friends and colleagues," said State Representative Lori Benedict. "We will campaign against each other, but we will have lunch together tomorrow."...
Military Retiree Lifetime License now on sale (08/04/11)
In March, Gov. Mike Beebe signed legislation that allows retirees of the U.S. armed forces 60 and older to buy the Lifetime Combination (hunting and fishing) License from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission for a one-time fee of $35.50. That license is now on sale and is available at all AGFC regional offices. ...
Outdoors Expo on tap Aug. 20-21 in Conway (08/04/11)
Hunters anxious for the upcoming seasons can get a taste of them at the Arkansas Outdoors Expo, Aug. 20-21 in Conway. It is billed as "Arkansas's only major hunting and fishing show scheduled directly before the start of the state's most popular hunting seasons."...