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Stories from Monday, October 31, 2011

Oregon County pot patch out of business (10/31/11)
When a Rover landowner discovered marijuana plants growing on his property in early October, he notified the Oregon County Sheriff's Department. On Oct. 3, when Chief Deputy Eric King visited the crop site, 10-12 marijuana plants already had been harvested, although two "trees" remained, Sheriff George Underwood said of the tall, bushy plants...
Over 110 mph pursuit damages patrol car (10/31/11)
A police pursuit involving a stolen car driven through two counties, hitting speeds of over 110 miles per hour, eventually led to a Highland officer's patrol car being severely damaged, and the arrest of a Ravenden man on various charges, including felony fleeing...
Sturkie claims 'special situation' to try to keep post office open (10/31/11)
Residents of Sturkie watched as the U.S. Postal Service closed the Gepp post office, even though a citizen appeal is still pending. But, more than 20 Sturkie residents met with USPS representatives on Wednesday, Oct. 19 to argue their post office should remain open...
County road trash problem discussed at Fulton County Quorum Court (10/31/11)
If you are not a customer of Ozark Disposal Service, stop placing trash at the company's collection sites. County Judge Charles Willett issued that warning at the Monday, Oct. 17 meeting of the Fulton County Quorum Court. "One of the major issues the sheriff and I have dealt with the last couple of weeks is complaints about trash in the county roads," Willett told Justices of the Peace...
Fulton County Quorum Court struggles with budget shortfalls (10/31/11)
As it deals with a $100,000 budget shortfall this fiscal year, the Fulton County Quorum Court learned at an Oct. 17 meeting it faces the same problem next fiscal year. The court and county department heads spent three and a half hours looking for solutions, after going into session to first handle regular monthly business...
Cats run over, through and around Portageville (10/31/11)
It was a long and exhausting trip for Thayer and its legion of fans to make -- traveling from Oregon County to near the state's eastern border to take on Portageville Oct. 21 in week two of district play. But, the journey was well worth it. Clicking on all cylinders and racking up an astonishing 564 yards of offense, the Cats clobbered the homestanding Bulldogs 50-8, virtually earning their fifth straight district title in the process...
Showdown goes way of Warriors (10/31/11)
Big second half propels EPC past Salem, for Hounds' first loss of year
Gaylord Charles Wassung (10/31/11)
Gaylord Charles Wassung, 87, of Lincoln, Neb., formerly of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Oct. 21, 2011, at Tabitha Journey House in Lincoln. He was born in Hardy, Neb., on Aug. 15, 1924, to Charles and Lillian (Burton) Wassung. Gaylord was a U.S. Navy and World War II submarine veteran. ...
Audrey Zelabe Montgomery (10/31/11)
Audrey Zelabe Montgomery, 94, of Blue Springs, Mo., formerly of Salem, Ark., went home to be with Jesus on Oct. 18, 2011, in Blue Springs, Mo., with her family at her side. Zelabe, or "Aunt Bee" as she was known by many, was born in Byron, Ark., on Nov. 28, 1916, to Jim and Mary Lou Gaither Moore...
Blane Lynn Bourgeois (10/31/11)
Blane Lynn Bourgeois, 54, of Salem, Ark., was born on April 2, 1957, in Bossier City, La., son of Travis Joseph and Nellie Irene (Kimble) Bourgeois. He departed this life on Oct. 23, 2011, in Salem, Ark. Blane worked for a brief time as a marine biologist researcher for Louisiana State University and for the last several years, he was an heirloom gardener, trying to save species that were non-hybrid native plants. His true love was music and he served his country in the U.S. Coast Guard...
Death Notices for Week of Oct. 27 (10/31/11)
Audrey Zelabe Montgomery, 94, of Blue Springs, Mo., died Oct. 18, 2011. Arrangements by Cox-Blevins Funeral Home of Salem, Ark. Thelma Martha Payne, 100, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died Oct. 21, 2011, in Ash Flat, Ark. Arrangements by Barker Horseshoe Bend Memorial Chapel...