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Stories from Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Old and new traditions at Salem Veterans Day events (11/16/11)
State Representative Lori Benedict teared up as she spoke at a Veteran's Day ceremony at the Salem VFW, on Friday, Nov. 11. "This would have been one of the proudest days of my dad's life, to be sitting here today while I gave tribute to his gallant and fallen comrades," said Benedict of her father, who was wounded at the Battle of the Bulge. ...
Missouri man suspected in Fulton County Burglaries (11/16/11)
Fulton County Sheriff's investigators are hoping the Nov. 4 arrest of a Missouri man will clear up a rash of home and church burglaries in the area. Shane Dietzel of Pottersville, Mo. was stopped by Sheriff Buck Foley and Detective Joe Boshears, after they received a report that a vehicle they had been looking for was possibly headed from Lanton to Salem...
Thayer teen dies in crash with ambulance (11/16/11)
A 2011 Thayer High School graduate is dead after a two-vehicle crash involving an ambulance Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 8. Six days later, a Rogersville woman died in a crash at the same site. A report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol says the first crash happened at 2:05 p.m. ...
Oregon County Schools Honor Veterans (11/16/11)
Two U.S. flags were displayed at area Veterans Day programs last week -- one a childlike homemade replica of "Old Glory," and another that once draped a World War II soldier's casket. Holding up the crudely stitched U.S. flag, retired Lt. Col. Don Koonce told area youngsters on Nov. 11 of extreme sacrifices Americans have made for their country...
Trial date nears for Senor Carlos murder defendants (11/16/11)
On Tuesday, Nov. 22, two men charged with murder are scheduled for pre-trial hearings in Fulton Circuit Court, to discuss final details before their December trials. Jorge Pablo Gonzalez, 42, and Diego Handelin Villonueva, 20, face the death penalty for allegedly murdering a co-worker, Jesus Cisneros Meza...
Highland applies to become New Tech High School (11/16/11)
Representatives of New Tech High School met with the Highland Superintendent, school board members, and administration and local business leaders Nov. 11 to discuss the recent application the Highland School district submitted to become a new tech school...
Lady Horns Arvest champs (11/16/11)
Time and time again, it looked like the Green Forest Lady Tigers would take the lead. But time and time again, the Viola Lady Longhorns repeled the Lady Tigers, usually by dumping the basketball down low to Michaela Thompson and letting her wreak havoc on Green Forest's interior defense...
Kings of England (11/16/11)
One of the most important characteristics of a good football team is resiliency. The ability to bounce back from a tough loss can not be overstated. And the 2011 Salem Greyhounds look to have more bounce in them than a sack of Super Balls. Just a week after they closed out the regular season with a hard-fought loss to the McCrory Jaguars, the Hounds responded by doing something that had been done only one time before in school history...
Mammoth Spring Bears sweep Sloan-Hendrix (11/16/11)
It was a straight sweep for the Mammoth Spring Bears at the Bears' Den at Homecoming on Nov. 11. After all of the Homecoming candidates made their entrance onto the gym floor, senior Miss Shy Smoot was selected as the 2011 Mammoth Spring Bears' Homecoming Queen...
All SCA Squads announced (11/16/11)
The South Central Association handed out its annual football awards last week, with several Thayer Bobcats earning honors. Those earning spots on the All-SCA teams include: 1st Team Defense Defensive line-Jeremy Cabrales Linebacker-Levi Hargrove Defensive back-Hunter Ary...
Scrappers' streak continues (11/16/11)
Nashville knocks off Rebels in first round of Class 4A playoffs
Venison meatloaf a special occasion feature (11/16/11)
For a company-coming dinner entrée that will bring comments of delight, here is a suggestion from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission: Venison-pork meatloaf. The list of ingredients is fairly lengthy, but all are common items. You'll probably already have them on hand...
Faces and Places -- Ozarks music alive in Mammoth Spring (11/16/11)
Every Saturday night, music fans gather in Mammoth Spring to hear the traditional country style that inspired creation of the world-famous Grand Ole Opry. "There's not a town in this nation that wouldn't like to have this kind of history," Bob Ross said Saturday, Nov. 12, from the George D. Hay Music Theater in Mammoth Spring...
Ozarka College's second annual holiday event slated (11/16/11)
Ozarka College will host its second annual Holiday Event Friday, Dec. 2 at the John E. Miller Education Complex, 218 College Dr., on the Melbourne campus. This event is free to all Ozarka College students, their families and the community. It is sponsored, in part, by a grant from the Arkansas Collegiate Drug Education Committee and Ozarka College...
Death Notices for the week of Nov. 16, 2011 (11/16/11)
Michael Ross Tompkins, 38, of Lee's Summit, Mo., died Nov. 7, 2011. Arrangements by Speaks Suburban Chapel in Independence, Mo. Eli Pounders, 18, of Thayer, Mo., died Nov. 8, 2011. Arrangements by Carter Funeral Home, Inc., of Thayer. Edward Lee Collins, 67, of Alton, Mo., died Nov. 8, 2011 at his home. Arrangements by Clary Funeral Home of Alton, Mo...
New Arrivals for the week of Nov. 16 (11/16/11)
MaKenzie Jade McPherson Rodger and Jennie McPherson, Thayer, are the parents of baby girl, MaKenzie Jade, born at 9:00 p.m. on October 30 at Ozarks Medical Center. She weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces and was 19 inches long. Her siblings are Jacklynn, 4; Xavier, 3; and Aryana, 1. Grandparents are Clarence Baggett and Katina Baggett, Highland, Arkansas; Rodger McPherson, Thayer; and the late Deborah McPherson...
Lawson -- Silvey to wed (11/16/11)
Marcia Lawson, daughter of the late Karl and Pat Buehler of Thayer, Mo., and Brian Silvey, son of Keven and Teresa Silvey of Versailles, Mo., announce their engagement. Ms. Lawson of Columbia, Mo., is a graduate of Drury University and is employed by Analytical Bio-Chemistry Laboratories of Columbia, Mo., as a Senior Scientist...
Adrian's to celebrate 50th anniversary (11/16/11)
Wayne and Betty Adrian, of Alton, will celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary with a reception hosted by their children on November 25, 2011 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Community Worship Center in Alton. The celebration is open to friends and family whose presence is the only gift desired...
Izard County Sheriff's Report (11/16/11)
Jennifer Marie Thompson, 34, of Salem was arrested on Nov. 8 on two counts of Forgery in the First Degree. Thompson is accused of forging the signature on checks written to two Melbourne food stores. According to Sheriff Tate Lawrence, Thompson may face additional charges, due to evidence that Thompson forged checks in other counties. Thompson is being held in lieu of $40,000 bond...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (11/16/11)
Gabriel Jestice, 25, of Gepp was arrested on Nov. 7 for Domestic Battery Third Degree. Jestice was released on Nov. 7 on own recognizance bond. Anthony Mejia, 27, of Salem was arrested on Nov. 9 for Failure to Appear in Court. Mejia is being held in the Fulton County Jail without bond...
Thayer Police Report (11/16/11)
Cortez Hollins, 24, of Thayer was arrested Nov. 6 on an out-of-county warrant. Glenn J. Hall, 25, of Kansas City was arrested Nov. 11 for driving while suspended and speeding (62/50). Bond was set at $325. Curtis R. Clark, 21, of Oxford was arrested Nov. 12 for driving while intoxicated and failing to stop at a stop sign. Bond was set at $524...
Oregon County Sheriff's Report (11/16/11)
Kevin Ryan Barnes, 21, of Koshkonong was cited at 11:02 p.m. Nov. 13 for driving while intoxicated and failing to drive on the right side of the roadway. He has a court date of Dec. 21. Kevin Allen Gildon, 21, of Thayer was cited at 8:55 p.m. Nov. 13 for failing to register an out-of-state vehicle and no insurance. He has a court date of Dec. 14...
Sharp County Sheriff's Report (11/16/11)
Brandt Shane Wilkes, 34, of Cave City was arrested Nov. 7 for failure to appear. Brenda Lee Cook, 46, of Newport, was arrested Nov. 7 on a hold for Independence County. Lenny Fuller, 58, of Ash Flat was arrested Nov. 7 on a hold for Malvern. Jonathon Crockett, 25, of Cave City was arrested Nov. 7 for breaking and entering and theft of property...
Calling all third grade teachers... (11/16/11)
Among my favorite events to cover is anything in a school. First off, I can dally in the hallways to read essays and view artwork. For some reason, the children's creativity today seems livelier than it was when I was a youngster. A construction paper Christmas stocking I made in kindergarten proves me right. My stick drawing of Santa would have been unidentifiable except for his cotton-ball beard. Why my mother kept it for 40-some years, I will never understand...