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Stories from Thursday, September 22, 2011

Two men charged in pharmacy burglary (09/22/11)
Twelve hours after allegedly smashing a front window of Myers Pharmacy in Alton to steal prescription drugs, a 19-year-old West Plains man was picked up by local authorities, when he appeared to be in medical distress or intoxicated. According to reports, Alton Police Officer Aaron Galiher was assisting Oregon County Chief Deputy Eric King and Deputy Eddie Johnson at 1 p.m. with Russel Spence, 19, a suspect in the 1 a.m. burglary...
Doctor opens practice in Salem (09/22/11)
The Family Medical Clinic opened by the Fulton County Hospital in August of 2010 failed because of financial pressures. But the lights are still on at the clinic and patients still come to call. "I'm not sure you know every thing about us - who I am and what we are doing and plan to do here in Salem," said Dr. Daniel Valach...
Hillhigh Resort sold; future unclear (09/22/11)
Following a Sept. 14 absolute auction, Horseshoe Bend's historic Hillhigh Resort Hotel and Golf Course has a new owner. But the buyer, Cooper Realty of Melbourne, did not reveal whether the resort will continue in operation. "I understand what kind of market we are in. We deal with it every day, in auctions around the state," said Joe Wilson, of Wilson Auctioneers. "But this is a great opportunity."...
Kankey receives probation for assault and terroristic threatening (09/22/11)
Rodney Kankey, 50, of Viola has accepted a plea agreement, avoiding a trial and possible prison sentence for assault and other charges. On Sept. 13, Kankey, his attorney, John Russo, and Fulton County Prosecutor Dewayne Plumlee went before Judge Tim Weaver, to seek approval of a settlement finalized on Sept. 12...
Gepp Post Office closure making news in Washington (09/22/11)
A Washington D.C. attorney, who represents the public before the Postal Regulatory Commission, is challenging the U.S. Postal Service decision to close the Gepp Post Office under an emergency suspension. The Gepp Post Office has been on a postal service closure list since last spring, but customers and residents of Gepp have strongly opposed the closure, including filing an appeal with the regulatory commission in August...