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Stories from Thursday, October 20, 2011

Immanuel Baptist Church to hold Operation Christmas Child meeting Oct. 22 (10/20/11)
It's time again to show a child who has virtually nothing that someone cares about them. The "Shoebox Ministry" of Operation Christmas Child is an inexpensive way to show a child, or several children, God's love for them. An informational meeting will be held at Immanuel Baptist Church in Salem -- which is serving as the area's relay station -- on Saturday, Oct. 22 at 10 a.m. Shoeboxes and other supplies will be available at the meeting...
Oregon County mulling over law enforcement tax (10/20/11)
When Oregon County Sheriff George Underwood took office in January 2009, he thought his first pursuit would be a sales tax to bolster the county coffers for law enforcement. Instead, Underwood put the campaign on hold, as Thayer Police Chief David Bailey already was pursuing a half-cent sales tax there...
Thayer Go Green fest to include rides (10/20/11)
Marriott Amusements of Paragould, Ark., will be one of the attractions at the Go Green Festival Oct. 22-23 in the Thayer city park. Marriott will have a wide selection of rides and attractions for the kids, including a mini Ferris wheel, slides, bounce houses, a rabbit petting zoo and games. Some of the events and rides are free, and others for a small fee...
Viola youth beaten; investigation under way (10/20/11)
A Viola youth was found badly beaten a short distance from Viola High School on Thursday, Oct. 13, and the Fulton County Sheriff's Department is investigating to determine who is responsible for his injuries. The 12 year old was found laying on the ground early in the evening...
Fulton County hears proposed new jail financing plan (10/20/11)
Richard Irby Staff Writer With a Nov. 8 vote quickly approaching, Fulton County residents recently got their first chance to ask questions about the jail financing plan they will be asked to approve. Fulton County Judge Charles Willett and Sheriff Buck Foley appeared at an Oct. 11 development workshop to discuss the jail plan...
Annual Farm Bureau meeting draws crowd (10/20/11)
Tammy Curtis Staff Writer The crowd enjoyed a great meal, fellowship and recognition at the Sharp County Farm Bureau's Annual meeting on Oct. 10 at the Sharp County Fairgrounds. The meeting was called to order by President Ken Billiot. Numerous children and young adults were recognized for their participation in Farm Bureau sponsored community contests promoting agricultural awareness and education, including the Sew With Cotton and Dairy Contest Winners...