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Stories from Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Area communities still fighting to keep their post offices open (12/07/11)
Two Fulton County communities have December appointments to try to make the case that their rural post offices should remain open, despite the financial problems of the U.S. Postal Service. On Thursday, Dec. 15, postal service representatives will meet with Elizabeth residents. The meeting will be held at the First Baptist Church at 5:30 p.m...
Former State Treasurer working to end poverty in the Ozarks (12/07/11)
When former State Treasurer Wendell Bailey turned 70 last year, he began working on a plan to fix the "horrendous high school dropout rate" and persistent poverty in the region. Bailey intends to spend the next nine years working to promote public and private partnerships to combat the problem. His comprehensive strategic plan is designed to increase the income and educational levels in south central Missouri...
Caring Hands Hospice hosts tree lighting (12/07/11)
There is scarcely a person who not been impacted by the loss of a loved one due to a terminal illness and the holiday season can be emotional and tough for those who have lost loved ones. Caring Hands Hospice in Highland hosted an open house and tree lighting ceremony Dec. 8 to honor those lost and affected by terminal illnesses...
Ash Flat Fire Department plans remain at stand still (12/07/11)
The controversy over new headqurters for the Ash Flat Fire Department continues, with another month passing with no resolution regarding a building plan. The topic was only briefly discussed at the Nov. 28 Ash Flat City Council meeting. Currently the Ash Flat Fire Department is housed in a small room at the old headquarters location, as the building undergoes its transformation into a library. ...
City of Highland attempts to settle eminent domain suit (12/07/11)
A settlement may soon be reached between the Pete Reilly family and the city of Highland in a recently filed eminent domain lawsuit. After an agreement could not be reached over a fair price for land needed for a city park, the city of Highland passed a resolution and filed an eminent domain suit against the Reilly family, in an attempt to obtain the land...
Ford and Davis receive prison sentences (12/07/11)
At the Nov. 22 session of Fulton County Circuit Court, two Salem men received prison sentences in long pending cases. Mark Ford Mark Ford, 24, was arrested on Oct. 19, 2010, when his girlfriend was critically injured after being stabbed numerous times in a knife attack at his home at the West Side Apartments in Salem...
Bears breeze at Lyon (12/07/11)
The Mammoth Spring Bears opened the annual Lyon College Invitational Tournament as if on a mission, pushing past the Melbourne Bearkatz 64-37 on Dec. 3 at Becknell Gymnasium in Batesville. The Bears just had too much firepower for Melbourne in this one, as Mammoth Spring nabbed an early lead and cruised from there...
Salem Greyhounds - A Season to Remember (12/07/11)
From the outside looking in, it's hard to fathom the quick turnaround that the Salem Greyhound football team has undergone over the past 12 months. A year ago, Salem limped off the field at Greyhound Stadium, heads hung low, after a season-ending 30-6 loss to McCrory that finished off a one-win season for the Hounds...
Bobcats roll Dora (12/07/11)
Thayer cruises to tourney title with 19-point victory over Falcons
This Week's Games (12/07/11)
Nov. 28 Van Buren 54, Thayer 34 (G) Elly Burrell 13 Cave City 66, Melbourne 42 (B) Taylor Milligan 19; Chaz Matthews 13 Cave City 66, Melbourne 39 (G) Jamie Holley 24; Vashti Crick 17 Sydney Smith 14; Stacee Hargett 10 Thayer 53, Bakersfield 23 (B) Austin Henry 10; Jacob Alford 10...
Rebels fall at Lyon (12/07/11)
Much like the Rebel teams of the past few years, one bad quarter did Highland in against Valley View. Reviewing the first, third and fourth quarters found the Rebels down a manageable seven points, but a 29-11 second quarter propelled the Blazers to a 62-37 conference win at the Hutson Center on Nov. 29...
Venison a healthy choice, but handle with care (12/07/11)
The deer-hunting season brings venison to the table in many households. From a nutritional perspective, it's a good choice, says a University of Missouri Extension nutrition specialist. Three ounces of deer meat contains 134 calories and only three grams of fat, said Tammy Roberts...
One Week in Washington, D.C. (12/07/11)
Editor's Note: Ilona Luck is a Foreign Exchange Student from Switzerland who currently attends Cave City High School On Saturday, Nov. 5, 21 exchange students from the organization SAI started their unforgettable trip to Washington D.C. With two vans and four chaperones, we drove 20 hours in two days. Sunday afternoon, we finally reached Washington D.C., tired but excited...
Five Generations of the Mooney Family (12/07/11)
The Mooney family recently posed for a five-generations' photo. Sitting is Grace Mooney of Batesville, formerly of Salem, Ark. Standing is Oleta Mooney Landers of Cave City, Lanette Treadway of Cave City and Derek Treadway of Cave City holding Lennon Grace Treadway...
Death Notices for the week of December 8, 2011 (12/07/11)
Patricia Lee Hendrix, 77, of Viola, Ark., died on Nov. 29, 2011, at her home in Viola. Arrangements by Barker Funeral Home in Salem, Ark. David Leslie Wilson, 94, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Nov. 15, 2011. Arrangements by Heath Funeral Home of Highland...
David Leslie Wilson (12/07/11)
David Leslie Wilson, 94, of Cherokee Village passed away on November 15, 2011. David is much missed by his family and friends. He was born August 19, 1917 in Detroit, Michigan, son of David L. Wilson, Sr. and Arla Mae Gardner Wilson. David was an Eagle Scout and played on his high school hockey team. In 1939, David married Alice Lorraine Lemmon, and they had two children, Michael and Patricia...
Whiteside-Godwin (12/07/11)
Ann Louise Whiteside and Travis Loyd Godwin will be joined in marriage on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011, at Thayer Freewill Baptist Church at Fourth and Oak streets in Thayer, Mo. Ann is the daughter of Charles and Sandy Whiteside of Mammoth Spring, Ark. She is the granddaughter of the late Rev. Harold and Anna Lee Ogden of Alton, Mo., and Lorretta Braaten and the late Wesley Whiteside of Mammoth Spring, Ark...
Scott - Jones (12/07/11)
Lauren Scott and Aaron Jones were married in Springfield, Mo., on Oct. 14, 2011. Lauren is the daughter of Larry and Sue Scott of Thayer, Mo., and the granddaughter of Clifford and the late Loyce Scott of Mammoth Spring, Ark., and Eugene and the late Betty Blankenship of Thayer...
Fosters to celebrate 73rd Anniversary (12/07/11)
Otress and Elda Foster of Viola, Celebrating 73 Years of marriage. Otress Foster and Elda Marchant were married on December 7, 1938 by Brother Orbie Robbins at Elizabeth, Arkansas. Ott was a Rural Mail Carrier and Elda retired from Baxter Lab. They have four children: Barbara Dover of Excelsior Springs, Mo; Max Foster of Excelsior Springs, Mo; Sue Newberry of Viola, Ark; and Kae Hatcher of Mountain Home, Ark.; eleven grandchildren; and thirteen great-grandchildren...
DeShazo to celebrate 90th birthday (12/07/11)
Dec. 15, 2011, Mrs. Marjoria DeShazo will celebrate her 90th birthday. She would enjoy hearing from former students, friends, and family. Cards may be sent to 358 Hwy. 223 North, Viola, AR 72583.
Curtises to celebrate 50th anniversary (12/07/11)
A drop-in wedding anniversary reception will be held Dec. 17 to honor William and Carian Curtis' golden wedding anniversary. The reception will be hosted by the couple's daughters in law at the Ash Flat Community Center from 1 to 3 p.m. Friends and family are invited to attend the event...
Salem Police Report (12/07/11)
Edward Fletcher, 50, of Salem was arrested on Nov. 18 for Public Intoxication and Disorderly Conduct. Fletcher was released from the Fulton County Jail on Nov. 19 after posting $570 bond.
Izard County Sheriff's Report (12/07/11)
Nancy Miller, 26, of Mt. Pleasant was arrested on Dec. 2 for driving while intoxicated, driving on a suspended license, and refusal to submit to a chemical test. In addition to the local charges, Miller was arrested on an outstanding warrant from White County. Miller was released on Dec. 3 after posting bond in the amount of $1,350...
Missouri Highway Patrol (12/07/11)
Charles Cramer, 24, of Norwood suffered a seizure while driving on Highway 60 near Mountain Grove at 7:41 a.m. Dec. 4, according to the highway patrol. Cramer's 2009 Chevrolet Malibu went through a stoplight at Highway 95 and hit a wire that was supporting traffic lights, disabling them. Cramer's car continued through a chain-link fence, entered a commuter parking lot and hit four unoccupied parked vehicles, all owned by Mountain Home residents...
Sharp County Sheriff's Report (12/07/11)
Rachael Ann Rains, 31, of Horseshoe Bend was arrested on Nov. 9 for failure to appear. Betty Kirby, 25, of Trumann was arrested on Nov. 11 for failure to pay child support. Sunshine Dawn Gullett, 18, of Horseshoe Bend was ordered on Nov. 11 to spend weekends in jail...
Cherokee Village Police Report (12/07/11)
Sandy Baker, 43, of Yellville was arrested on Oct. 27 on warrants for failure to pay and probation revocation. Keith Morton, 42, of Cherokee Village was arrested on Oct. 28 for driver's license suspended and no proof of insurance. Jason Evans, 41, of Cherokee Village was arrested on Oct. 28 on a Cherokee Village warrant for theft by receiving...
The 70th Anniversary of a Date That Lives in Infamy (12/07/11)
"Yesterday, December 7, 1941--a date which will live in infamy--the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan... No matter how long it may take us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people will through their righteous might win through to absolute victory... ...