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Stories from Thursday, December 22, 2011

Hospital board debates OMC management agreement (12/22/11)
After managing the Fulton County Hospital for 60 days without charge, as promised, the agreement was just days from expiring when the hospital Board of Governors met in special session on Thursday, Dec. 15, to consider a three year management agreement which had been under negotiation...
Three vying for Thayer North Ward seat (12/22/11)
With nearly four weeks remaining in the open filing period for 16 local municipal and school board elections on the April 2012 ballot, a three-way race has emerged in Thayer. Incumbent Mike Harber, seeking his fourth term as Thayer North Ward alderman, is challenged by newcomer Jacqueline Bunting and former Alderman Robert "Bob" Freeman who gave up his seat in April in a bid for mayor...
Fired Thayer police officer sues city (12/22/11)
Former assistant Thayer police chief Michael Bunting, who was fired in October, filed a civil suit Nov. 28 seeking his job and lost wages, plus punitive damages for humiliation and emotional distress. In closed session Oct. 18, the board of aldermen unanimously approved firing Bunting, 39, an officer with the department since January 2004. Bunting served as interim police chief for a few months before the city hired Chief David Bailey in 2008...
Former Highland teacher arrested for sexual indecency with a child (12/22/11)
Following an in depth investigation by the Sharp County Sheriff's Department and Arkansas State Police Crimes Against Children, former Highland teacher Nathan Miller, 30, of Violet Hill, was arrested Dec. 19 on two felony charges related to sexual indecency with a child...
Salem takes two from Mammoth Spring (12/22/11)
In a Fulton County showdown Dec. 13, the Salem Greyhounds visited Mammoth Spring High School and walked away with two out of the three games on the hardwood that evening. The Junior Lady Bears could not keep pace with the fast tempo set by Salem Head Coach Scott Faulkner's junior Lady Greyhounds, with Salem winning 52-26...
Cougs maintain pace in front of race (12/22/11)
Thrilling win over Horns improves Izard County to 8-0 in 1A-2 North
Thayer Bobcat Cheerleaders celebrate State Championship (12/22/11)
There was no parade, there was no school assembly, there was no camera flash, as thirteen young ladies unceremoniously entered the office of their coach, Ms Valerie Pitts, to be presented a ring. A ring sometimes signifies friendship, A ring sometimes signifies commitment,...
Thayer basketball 2011-2012 (12/22/11)
It should have been no surprise that the Thayer Lady Bobcats underwent a few growing pains over the course of last season. After all, the Lady Cats were minus a trio of key senior cogs, along with the head coach, that had helped Thayer reach the Show-Me Showdown at Mizzou Arena the previous year...
Areawide Scoreboard (12/22/11)
Dec. 12 Bakersfield 76, Thayer 62 (G) Thayer 70, Bakersfield 34 (B) Willow Springs 37, Alton 29 (G) Salem 71, Melbourne 65 (G Dec. 13 Pocahontas 51, Izard County 39 (B) Trenton Hatman 16; Chris King 10 Pocahontas 37, Izard County 28 (JB) Trumann 40, Highland 35 (G)...
Battle Across the Border a split (12/22/11)
Lady Cats, Bears victors in clash between Missouri and Arkansas
Weir finalist for 2A Coach of the Year (12/22/11)
All 45 finalists in the 2011 Farm Bureau Football Awards journeyed from across the state to the North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce meeting on Dec. 12, to see who would take home the top honors from this year's high school football season. Salem Greyhound Head Coach Sammy Weir, who led the team to a 9 and 3 record, plus a state playoff berth, was a finalist for Class 2A Coach of the Year...
Redskins take two from Rebels (12/22/11)
Senior Garrett Johnson dribbled around for the last few seconds, making his way to the corner and launching a 3-pointer that would have tied the game against Pocahontas, but the shot failed to find the net, which gave the Redskins a 43-40 conference victory at Highland on Dec. 12...
Youths lead the way at December elk hunt (12/22/11)
"And a little child shall lead them." The December Arkansas elk hunt followed this biblical passage, except it was plural -- children instead of child. Youth hunters set the pace in the five-day hunt on both public and private land in the Buffalo River country...
Death Notices for the week of December 22, 2011 (12/22/11)
Rachel Annette Brewer, 37, of Thayer, Mo., died Dec. 12, 2011. Arrangements by Carter Funeral Home, Inc. of Thayer. Lon Danny Hoggard, 62, of Cave City, Ark., died Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011 in Bradenton, Fla. Arrangements by Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City...
New Arrivals for the week of Dec. 22, 2011 (12/22/11)
Brycen Kent Rowden Jason and Brittany Rowden, Eminence, are the parents of baby boy, Brycen Kent, born at 12:05 a.m. on December 2 at Ozarks Medical Center. He weighed 10 pounds, 1/2 ounce and was 21 inches long. Grandparents are Jon and Melany Williams; and Greg and Renee Rowden, all of Eminence...
A Time to Remember (12/22/11)
I had time to consider this past weekend, just how much Christmas traditions have changed since I was a youngster. We attended a holiday party with a group of friends ranging the gamut in age from 19 to 63, and as we shared stories of our Christmas memories, it boggled my mind as each recounted such different and varied tales...
Old attitudes could hurt efforts to save the Fulton County Hospital (12/22/11)
The weeks before Christmas and New Years are usually slow news-wise, as people concentrate on Christmas parties and shopping and take vacation days. So, I had intended to write a column about the joys of the season. But the Fulton County Hospital Board of Governors was on the job last week, and there was new drama in the continuing struggle to stabilize the hospital...