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Stories from Thursday, October 13, 2011

Missourians struggling with economic recovery (10/13/11)
Poverty and number of uninsured rises
OMC to manage Fulton County Hospital (10/13/11)
Next week, an executive from Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains will begin managing the day to day operations of the Fulton County Hospital. The hospital Board of Governors met on Wednesday, Oct. 12 to revise its 2011-2012 operating budget. In a surprise development, OMC President and CEO David Zechman arrived as the meeting started, explaining he had been asked by County Judge Charles Willett, "If we would consider an opportunity to manage and help the hospital."...
City hall relocation discussed at Hardy City Council (10/13/11)
The main topic at the Oct. 3 meeting of the Hardy City Council was a lengthy discussion regarding city governments' failure to move out of the Old Hardy Gym, after moving there temporarily because of a flood threat in April. Alderwoman Amy Hussung asked Mayor Nina Thorton when the city planned on moving out of the gym. She said she had been approached by numerous people who were upset because the gym could not be used for community events and family gatherings...
Trail ride to benefit St. Jude (10/13/11)
The ranch of Adam Zeiger will be the site of a fundraising trail ride to benefit St. Jude Children's research hospital on Oct. 15. The 23-mile ride will begin at 9 a.m at 1104 River Road outside of Hardy. Riders will enjoy the scenic beauty along the banks of the beautiful Spring River...
Ash Flat Highway expansion one third complete (10/13/11)
Tammy Curtis Staff Writer Expect delays on trips through the city of Ash Flat for at least another year, as a $4.5 million road widening project is only a third of the way to completion. While much of the dirt work is completed and workers with Batesville's White River Materials remain busy, they have far more to do before next year's expected completion date...
Go Green to include wood-burning pickup (10/13/11)
An Alabama farmer who has driven 200,000 miles on wood will speak at the Go Green festival in Thayer this month. "Did you know you can run a pickup on firewood instead of gasoline --1,500 miles to the cord?" Go Green organizer Mike Slack said. "How about running your car on moonshine you make yourself, legally, or running it on vegetable oil?"...
Active Shooter Program launches in Fulton County (10/13/11)
The Fulton County Sheriff's Department has launched an Active Shooter Program, perhaps the first of its kind in the state, to better prepare deputies and firefighters to respond to situations where a person with a weapon is threatening others. "Active Shooter is a situation where first responders are sent to a scene where there is a threat of a firearm or a firearm is in use," deputy William Fawcett said...
Hospital Board pursues deal to obtain $1.7 million cash infusion (10/13/11)
After approving an offer to sell its home health care license to the LHC Group, the Fulton County Hospital Board of Governors is scrambling to get approval from the USDA to make the sale. At a special meeting on Oct. 3, board member Danny Perryman passed out a four-page letter from Pete November, an LHC vice president, regarding the "Proposed Acquisition of Home Health Services Assets."...