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Stories from Wednesday, August 10, 2011

News Bulletin: Fulton County Hospital Administrator dismissed as financial problems increase (08/10/11)
At a special meeting of the Fulton County Hospital Board on Tuesday, August 9, the Board dismissed administrator Joe Hammond and discussed job cuts and other steps to deal with mounting debt. In the Fiscal Year which ended June 30, the hospital lost $1.3 million...
Storms blow through area, cause scattered damage in both states (08/10/11)
Oregon County road crews were busy Monday, Aug. 8, cleaning up debris after a Sunday night storm. "We've got trees down all over the county," Oregon County Presiding Commissioner Patrick Ledgerwood said early Aug. 8. "It was quite a storm -- it blew pretty hard."...
Gov. Jay Nixon floats Eleven Point River (08/10/11)
On a relatively cool Monday, Aug. 8, Gov. Jay Nixon, First Lady Georganne, and their eldest son Jeremiah joined leaders of other state departments in Alton to float the Eleven Point River and promote tourism. The entourage, delayed by an hour because of the previous night's storms, was greeted by a host of news media, area legislators and constituents...
Former Carter County Sheriff to be in court Aug. 12 (08/10/11)
Since his arrest in April, many changes have taken place in former Carter County Sheriff Tommy Adams' life. Adams was initially charged with possession and distribution of methamphetamine, after allegedly snorting the drug with a Missouri Highway Patrol informant. For two months, Adams was held in a Cape Girardeau jail on a $250,000-cash-only bond...
Investigation continues into Salem woman's death (08/10/11)
The July 30 shooting death of a Fulton County woman remains a mystery. Fulton County Deputies and Salem Police found Leah Burch, 22, dead after receiving a 911 call, on the evening of July 30, reporting a shooting at 1421 Magnolia Drive, in the Wheeling area...
Another life lost on the Spring River (08/10/11)
The Spring River has claimed another life, the second within a month. Efforts by local emergency personnel to rescue a 15-year-old Jonesboro boy turned into a recovery effort, after a search was called off late Aug. 7. The search resumed Aug. 8, when the boy's body was recovered near Buford Beach in Hardy...
Pocahontas fires police chief, rules on fire deaths (08/10/11)
Cecil Tackett has been serving as interim police chief in Pocahontas since May 10, when Pocahontas Mayor Frank Biggers suspended Chief Chad Mulligan with pay, pending an FBI drug investigation. Mulligan was terminated July 15. The federal investigation is ongoing in Pocahontas, with the help of the Arkansas State Police...
Sex offender arrested on rape charges (08/10/11)
Despite being a registered sex offender and serving time for the crime, a Hardy man was, once again, arrested for a sex crime on July 27. According to an Affidavit for Probable Cause from the Prosecutor's office, Oren Gene Friesland, 61, of 708 East Main St. in Hardy was arrested for rape, after an incident that occurred in his home earlier in the month was reported to a counselor...
Southern Slam finishes season in first (08/10/11)
SLAMMIN: The Southern Slam, a seventh-grade basketball team, recently wrapped up its 2011 season with a first-place finish at the Greene County Tech Summer Jam. The squad defeated teams from Greene County Tech, Rector, Paragould and Jonesboro. This was Southern Slam's fourth season to compete in MAYB and HOOPS Tournaments in Arkansas and Missouri. ...
High school golf season tees-off with Cougar Classic (08/10/11)
Picking up right where she left off last season, Calico Rock's Emily Johnson, the defending Class 1A state medalist, opened the 2011 golf season by taking top honors at the Izard County Cougar Classic with a two-day score of 171. Johnson's low individual score helped the Lady Pirates take top honors in the girls' team competition, as Calico Rock carded a 588...
Sweet finish for Dairy Queen squad (08/10/11)
The Thayer Dairy Queen boys' T-ball team ended the season in first place. The satisfaction of finishing first was the reward for 12 boys who kept working hard and refused to quit. "They had a strong desire to become better ballplayers and put victories on the scoreboard, and that is just what they did over the course of the season," said Coach Herb Poulette...
Northern snakehead still being found in Arkansas (08/10/11)
Arkansas Game and Fish Commission fisheries biologists confirmed a breeding population of northern snakehead, an invasive species from Asia, in Piney Creek in Lee and Monroe counties in 2008. Despite an eradication program in the area, the AGFC is still getting scattered reports of fishermen catching the invasive species...
2011 Sharp County Fair horseshow results (08/10/11)
The 20011 Sharp County Fair horseshow on July 27 had a turnout of 98 contestant and horse entries. Below are the results in each class: Pony class -- first Emma Hyslip, second Peyton Landreth, third Dalaney Harris, fourth Molly Cherry, fifth Tiffany Redwine and sixth Austin Manning...
Alton teenager a fan of elderly (08/10/11)
Busing tables at a senior center is more than a nice gesture -- it benefits the youthful helper as much as the elderly patron, Alton Senior Center Director Pam Simpson said. "It's good for young people to be exposed to a senior center. A lot of them think we just eat and play cards," Simpson said Friday, Aug. 5, of the teens who have volunteered at the center. "It's also good for seniors to see young people doing something good."...
It's Fulton County Fair time! (08/10/11)
The Fulton County Fair will be held Aug. 22-27 in Salem and will feature several events for horse lovers this year. The fair opens on Monday, Aug. 22, with Round Robin Style Team Roping in the Clayton-Plumlee-Walling Arena. The roping will start at 7:30 p.m. Contestants should call 870-371-0702 or 870-895-2391 by 8 p.m. on Aug. 20 to enter. For more information on the Team Roping contact Sherry Jackson at 870-895-2391...
M.S. Old Judge Days seeks volunteers (08/10/11)
The committee for the 23rd annual Solemn Old Judge Days in Mammoth Spring on Sept. 2-3 is seeking participants and volunteers to help with activities and events. The two-day event commemorates Grand Ole Opry founder George D. Hay's visit to Mammoth Spring many years ago...
Good old days remembered (08/10/11)
Visitors to the Salem Senior Citizens Center remembered "the good old days," on Tuesday, Aug. 9, when an Amish buggy was parked at the center as the occupants stopped for lunch. Senior Bill Perkey said, "I traveled many a mile as a kid in one of these," and other seniors had the same memory...
ASUMH announces recent certified nursing assistant graduates (08/10/11)
Arkansas State University-Mountain Home recently held a ceremony honoring graduates of the certified nursing assistant (CNA) program. Graduates completed 99 hours of course work and passed a skills and knowledge test to graduate. These students finished their course work in three weeks. ...
Val Bishop (08/10/11)
Val Bishop, 89, of Conway, Ark., formerly of Saddle, Ark., was born on Feb. 26, 1922, in Frenchtown, Ark., the son of Ernest Ben and Gratis (Tharp) Bishop. He departed this life on Aug. 1, 2011, in Conway, Ark. Val was united in marriage to Roberta Madgelene Grissom on Oct. 1, 1941, at Heart, Ark...
Leah Jean Burch (08/10/11)
Lean Jean Burch, 22, of Salem, Ark., was born Nov. 16, 1988, in Salem, Ark., the daughter of David Wayne and Connie Jo (Finley) Burch. She departed this life on July 30, 2011, at Salem, Ark. Leah was a homemaker. She leaves to mourn her passing: two sons, Damian and Dexter; father, David Burch of Salem, Ark.; one brother, Jesse Burch of Ash Flat, Ark.; and one sister, Rebecca Hornbaker of Oxford, Ark...
J.R. Looney (08/10/11)
A memorial service for J. R. Looney will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011, at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Cherokee Village, Ark. The church is located at the intersection of Wyatt and Cherokee Road -- the "church with the bright red door."...
Joe Hanford Archer (08/10/11)
Joe Hanford Archer, of Republic, Mo., formerly of Thayer, Mo., passed away Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011, at his home. He was born Oct. 14, 1921 in Alton, Mo., the son of Parks Dale and Mary Esther (Hollis) Archer. Joe graduated from Alton High School, and served in the U.S. Army for four years in the European Theater, where he was the postmaster of his division. He worked at the Bank of Thayer and later for the U.S. Postal Service until retirement...
Willbanks' 90th birthday party Aug. 13 (08/10/11)
A 90th birthday celebration for Juanita Willbanks will be from 4-6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at the Koshkonong High School Multipurpose Room. Instead of gifts, Juanita would like a visit from friends or a card. Photo/Submitted
Alton woman celebrates 104th birthday (08/10/11)
Ruth Elliott of Alton recently celebrated her 104th birthday. Ozarks Medical Center Riverways Support Services staff held a celebration for Elliott at her home with cake and balloons in honor of the milestone. Photo/Submitted