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Stories from Thursday, December 15, 2011

Congressman Crawford files bill to protect rural post offices (12/15/11)
Unemployment, the federal budget deficit and America's uncertain future are topics citizens are certain to discuss if a U.S. Senator or Representative is around. But the U.S. Postal Service's attempt to close small post offices is a hot topic in the First Congressional District, as Congressman Rick Crawford meets with citizens...
Thayer aldermen to consider Dollar General liquor license (12/15/11)
In a meeting reset to Thursday, Dec. 15, Thayer aldermen will consider, among other things, whether to grant a liquor license to Dollar General. A store representative is listed to address the board. The agenda also calls for hearing a request by resident John Tolar for a business license in a residential area...
Birch Tree teen charged in Thayer girl's death (12/15/11)
Eighteen months ago when a Thayer teen was killed in a head-on crash near Alton, it was thought she was driving one of the cars. New evidence suggests she was instead a passenger. The driver, now 19, will be arraigned this month on involuntary manslaughter charges...
19 arrested in four county drug sweep (12/15/11)
19 drug related arrests have been made in the Third Judicial District following a four county drug investigation. The Third Judicial District Drug Task Force, Arkansas State Police, Department of Community Correction and Sheriff's Departments in Jackson, Lawrence, Randolph and Sharp Counties were involved in the investigation, as were local police departments in Pocahontas, Cherokee Village, Hardy, Highland, Ash Flat and Newport. ...
Police Chief addresses allegations made by Ash Flat Mayor Traw (12/15/11)
Allegations brought against Hardy Police Chief Ernie Rose by Ash Flat Mayor Danny Traw, who owns Danny's Auto Body and Towing, was the main topic of the Hardy City Council meeting on Dec. 6. The council discussed the procedures the police department uses when calling for tow trucks following motor vehicle accidents...
Areawide Scoreboard (12/15/11)
Dec. 5 Gainesville 61, Thayer 55 (G) Harding Academy 45, Viola 35 (B) Austin Gardner 21 Bakersfield 59, Alton 52 (G) Highland 35, Cedar Ridge 34 Hope Isaacs 15; Britney Bair 11 Dec. 6 Highland 43, Gosnell 37 (G) Hope Isaacs 15 Gosnell 23, Highland 16 (JG)...
Lady Pirates take round two (12/15/11)
Calico Rock wins battle of state champs; earns first Lyon College title, too
Winona spoils home opener for Bobcats (12/15/11)
In the 2011-2012 boys'basketball season home opener at Thayer High School, the Bobcats hosted the Wildcats from Winona, for both junior varsity and varsity games, on Dec. 6. The JV Bobcats got all-around outstanding play from their entire team, with Webber, Steed and Alford controlling the tempo of the fast-paced game from out front...
Lady Indians work overtime, top Thayer (12/15/11)
Fast start in OT helps Couch edge past Lady Bobcats in Oregon County battle
Junior Rebs grab tourney title (12/15/11)
Rebel Head Coach Johnny Taylor's first trophy as a Highland coach came at the Melbourne Junior Tournament, as Rebel freshman Avery Johnson scored 18 points against Calico Rock to earn a 38-27 win in the championship game on Dec. 10. Highland beat Melbourne 54-34 in the first round and Mountain View 50-46 in the second round, while Calico Rock beat Southside 30-23 and Salem 47-14, to set up the championship game...
Lady Rebs take 2 out of 3 on road (12/15/11)
A busy and successful week for the Lady Rebels -- with three road games over three nights -- resulted in two wins, including one in conference. On Monday, Dec. 5, Highland nipped Cedar Ridge 13-11 in the first quarter, which was just enough to get a first round win, 35-34, in the Lyon College Invitational Tournament in Batesville...
Faces and Places -- Shop 'til you drop -- with a cop (12/15/11)
The Walmart parking lot in Thayer was filled with all manner of law enforcement vehicles on Saturday, Dec. 10, although there was no emergency inside the store. Instead, 20 area police officers, conservation agents, emergency medical technicians and firefighters were shopping with children most of them had never met. The merriment was part of the annual Shop With A Cop event...
Death Notices for Week of Dec. 15 (12/15/11)
Irene Gladys Mabry Rogers, 89, of Ash Flat, Ark., died Dec. 3, 2011 at Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehab Center in Ash Flat. Arrangements by Tri-County Funeral Home of Highland, Ark. Weston Burquest, 92, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Dec. 8, 2011 at White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. Arrangements by Tri-County Funeral Home of Highland, Ark...
New Arrivals for the week of Dec. 15 (12/15/11)
Asa Michael Trobaugh Gabriel and Rebecka Trobaugh, Thomasville, Missouri, are the parents of baby boy, Asa Michael, born at 2:35 p.m. on November 28 at OMC. He weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces and was 21 1/2 inches long. His sibling is Paige, 5. Grandparents are Rodger and Becky Shelton, Thomasville; Melvin and Rosemary Romans, Koshkonong; and Ron and Chris Trobaugh, Koshkonong...
Underwood -- Martin (12/15/11)
Kelsea Underwood and Brandon Martin will be married at 2 p.m. Dec. 31, 2011, at Thayer First Baptist Church in Thayer, Mo. Kelsea is the daughter of Steve and Dayna Underwood of Thayer. Her grandparents are Kenneth and Verlene Underwood, Don Shultz and Nancy Smith, all of Thayer...
Salem Police Department (12/15/11)
Gerald Reeves, 56, of Laveen, Az. was arrested on Dec. 3 for DWI, Implied Consent and No Seat Belt. Reeves is being held in the Fulton County Jail in lieu of $11,155 bond.
Horseshoe Bend Police Department (12/15/11)
Arrest warrants have been issued for Joseph Harp, 18, of Sage, and Austin Patterson, 18, of Evening Shade. The two are wanted for a Nov. 22 burglary and theft at B & J Automotive and a Nov. 23 burglary on Bend Drive. Lt. Carl Boles is the investigating officer...
Fulton County Sheriff's Department (12/15/11)
Andrew Whitfield, 18, of Mountain Home, who was arrested on Oct. 22 for Theft of Property (three counts) and Commercial Theft of Property, was released from the Fulton County Jail on Dec. 5 on Judges Order. Jerney Quinn, 20, of Liberty, Tx., who was arrested on Oct. 23 on a warrant for Theft of Property, was transferred to the Cross County Jail on Dec. 6 for charges there...
The Annual Holiday Trek - Family Style (12/15/11)
Growing up Roman Catholic in New York meant that I had a lot of relatives. My mother came from a family of eight siblings, and each of her parents had come from families of eight and seven siblings respectively. And they were all VERY close. In fact, most of us lived within walking distance of each other...
The Lost Art of the Holiday Card (12/15/11)
When I was a child, my parents weren't particularly social people. They had a small troupe of friends, sure, but weren't involved in many activities outside of our own little family. They didn't go to PTA meetings, church or neighborhood get-togethers...