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Stories from Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Hardy Library semi-annual book sale Oct. 7-8, some volunteers needed (10/05/11)
The Semi-Annual Book Sale sponsored by the Friends of the Hardy Library will be held Friday, Oct. 7 and Saturday, Oct. 8, at First Baptist Church of Hardy located at 5th and Church Street, next to MacDonald's restaurant. Shoppers are welcome from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. each day. Flooding caused cancellation of the May book sale, so there will be a full year's supply of books to choose from...
Hospital board votes to stay independent, chairman resigns (10/05/11)
Four days after voting to reject an offer from Baxter Regional Medical Center to take over management, the Fulton County Hospital Board of Governors has taken new steps to stabilize finances and remain independent. Oct. 3 Special Meeting At a special meeting on Oct. 3, the board accepted a Letter of Intent from the LHC Group to buy the hospital's home health license for $1.7 million...
Jail proposal, rural development to be discussed at workshop (10/05/11)
The Nov. 8 election, which will give voters a say in the plan to build a new Fulton County jail, is fast approaching. On Oct. 11, County Judge Charles Willett and Sheriff Buck Foley are on the agenda of a Rural Development Workshop hosted by State Representative Lori Benedict. The event will take place at 5:30 p.m., at the Fulton County Fairgrounds...
Doniphan pedestrian dies after being hit by car (10/05/11)
A 26-year-old Doniphan man died after being hit by a car early Sept. 25 in Poplar Bluff, according to the Missouri Highway Patrol. The patrol said Jeffrey A. Harp was walking in the roadway (Business 67 at Linwood Drive) at 12:20 a.m. when he was struck by a southbound 2003 Pontiac driven by Billy J. Barnett, 29, of Doniphan...
Myrtle man dies in I-44 crash (10/05/11)
A 21-year-old Myrtle man died Oct. 1 in an Interstate 44 crash when his truck was clipped by another vehicle. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, Jacob Bearden's 2006 Ford pickup was struck by a 1998 Chevrolet pickup driven by Dallas Shearer, 16, of Ash Grove...
Congressman Crawford's mobile office visits area (10/05/11)
Representatives from first Congressional District U.S. Representative Rick Crawford's office were in Cherokee Village Sept. 21 to meet with citizens who had concerns or things the congressman could help with. The mobile office is something Crawford recently implemented...
Management company gives advice but no proposal to hospital (10/05/11)
If the Fulton County Hospital cannot find a partner or decides to remain an independent hospital, a hospital management company, experienced in running financially distressed hospitals, is an alternative the hospital board has considered. "You say, 'We need to hire a physician.' Well, its difficult for you to be in a position, right now, to hire a physician, expand services or improve the infrastructure...because you don't have the access to capital," Tom McCall of Quorum Health Resources (QHR) told the board on Sept. ...
Mayor's bid rejection challenged (10/05/11)
Tammy Curtis Staff Writer For the fourth time in less than a month, Ash Flat City Council discussed the fate of their city's fire department building on Sept. 19 at its regular monthly meeting. The main topic of discussion was the legality of Mayor Danny Traw's rejection of all bids for the new fire department, at a Sept. 15 special meeting...