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Stories from Thursday, January 19, 2012

Hospital sale of home health license finalized (01/19/12)
After 14 long weeks of back and forth negotiations, a written agreement has been finalized and approved, allowing the Fulton County Hospital to sell its home health license to a Louisiana company for $1.7 million dollars. Fulton County Judge Charles Willett breathed a sigh of relief as a special Quorum Court meeting began on Wednesday, Jan. 11...
Thayer police paid with special tax fund (01/19/12)
In closed session Jan. 10, Thayer aldermen decided to again pay police officers' wages with funds from a 2009 voter-approved half-cent law enforcement sales tax. The board returned from closed session and unanimously approved "the police issue," without stating in open session the actual issue...
Highland to become New Tech School (01/19/12)
The Highland School District will become one of the first schools in the state to participate in a pilot project-based learning system in the 2012-2013 school year. Highland recently applied to participate in the program that emphasizes STEM -- science, technology, engineering and math -- education, as the Department of Education expands to include 15 school districts and one technical center in the 2012-13 school year...
Lady Greyhounds cream Cotter (01/19/12)
Mitchum blows up for 31 points; Lady Warriors have no answer for Salem
Charity stripe good to Greyhounds (01/19/12)
Salem hangs tough in end; knocks off Cotter Warriors in OT
Lady Cougars fall to Corning (01/19/12)
The Izard County Lady Cougars fell to Corning 62-47 in the quarterfinals of the George Kell Classic Jan. 11 in Swifton. Kaydie Campbell had 11 points, six assists and three steals to pace Izard County. Makayla Gross added 12 points. Falyn Farmer had eight, with Hannah Doty scoring four points and grabbing seven boards...
Lady Longhorns crush Norfork (01/19/12)
The Viola Lady Longhorns avenged their lone 1A-2 North loss to date by blasting the visiting Norfork Lady Panthers 51-33 on Jan. 10 at the Longhorn Corral. The Lady Horns (23-3, 7-1) led 15-6 after one, 24-14 at the half and 32-19 after three. Kiersten Moore paced Viola with 14 points, while Michaela Thompson added 12 and Leslie Shrable nine...
Lady Bobcats take down Mountain Grove (01/19/12)
Thayer High School played host to a South Central Association contest pitting the Lady Panthers from Mountain Grove against the homestanding Lady Bobcats on Jan. 9. In the JV girls' basketball clash, the play was rough -- more like a rugby match -- thanks to physical play allowed by the officiating...
Mammoth Spring splits with Panthers (01/19/12)
The Norfork Lady Panthers scored the last four points of the game to knock off the visiting Mammoth Spring Lady Bears in 1A-2 North play on Jan. 13 at the Panther Pavillion in Norfork. Mammoth Spring (10-10, 5-4) led 12-7 after the first period, but Norfork pulled ahead 28-21 at the half...
Kosh upends Couch (01/19/12)
Lady Jays battle back from 10-point hole; win in overtime
Cave City takes down Panthers (01/19/12)
Chaz Matthews hit a pair of free throws with one second left on the clock to help the Cave City Cavemen to a 66-65 win over the Heber Springs Panthers Jan. 10. The loss was the Panthers' first setback in 2-4A play. Matthews had a monster night with 29 points and eight rebounds for the Cavemen (11-5, 4-3)...
Triple-OT? Again? (01/19/12)
Having just come off a three-overtime game at the Kell Classic, who would have guessed the Lady Rebels would have to go into 'extra innings' again, but that's exactly what happened in their home game against Osceola on Jan. 10. Once again, Highland survived to earn a 62-59 conference win over the Lady Seminoles...
Late shot sinks Cavemen in Swifton (01/19/12)
Chaz Matthews poured in 34 points for the Cavemen, but that didn't stop the Trumann Wildcats from earning a spot in the championship game of the annual George Kell Classic in Swifton, with a narrow 78-77 win over Cave City Jan. 13 in the semi-final round...
Tournament sites awarded by AAA (01/19/12)
The southern part of Arkansas will be a hot place for high school basketball in late Feburary and early March, with four state basketball tournaments being awarded to that part of the state in the Arkansas Activites Association's Board of Directors' annual winter meeting, held Jan. 12 in North Little Rock...
Lady Rebs put in extra work at Kell (01/19/12)
Highland slides by Harrisburg in 3OT thriller in Swifton
First Place in District Hoop Shoot (01/19/12)
Trevor Jenkins, a 6th-grader from Koshkonong, recently competed in the District Hoop Shoot held at Springfield Catholic. He won first place in the 10-11 age division and will advance to the State competition to be held in St. Louis on Feb. 4.
Firearms harvest up significantly from last year (01/19/12)
Hunters age 6 through 15 checked 2,193 deer during the late youth hunt Jan. 7 and 8, bringing the total harvest for the 2011-2012 firearms deer season to 238,921 compared to last year's total of 231,513. The harvest total for last year's late youth weekend was 1,292. This year's combined early and late youth season harvests total 18,585 compared to 14,555 last year. Top counties during the late youth hunt were Macon with 52 deer checked, Franklin with 51 and Lincoln with 45...
MDC offers rabbit-hunting clinic for women (01/19/12)
The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is presenting "Discover Nature-Women Rabbit Hunting with Beagles Clinic" at Duck Creek Conservation Area on Feb. 11. "Discover Nature-Women" is a series of outdoor skills trainings designed for women. The clinic will consist of a one-day training session and a guided hunt...
Helping seniors -- from head to toes (01/19/12)
When Marilyn Smith returns home from work each night, she measures her output not by a number of pages typed or parts assembled, but by toes serviced. A registered nurse with Grace Health Services, Smith provides foot care services to senior citizens at 10 centers throughout the southeastern Missouri region...
Death Notices for the week of Jan. 19, 2012 (01/19/12)
Mary Selene Young, 61, of Sturkie, Ark., died Jan. 8, 2012 at Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. Arrangements by Cox-Blevins Funeral Home of Salem. Bobbie Jean Mooney, 81, of Ash Flat, Ark., died Jan. 8, 2012. Arrangements by Cox-Blevins Funeral Home of Salem, Ark...
New Arrivals for the week of Jan. 19, 2012 (01/19/12)
Sophia Ann Nicole Fuller Danny Fuller and Cheyenne Stephens, Thayer, are the parents of baby girl, Sophia Ann Nicole Fuller, born at 11:27 p.m. on December 29 at Ozarks Medical Center. She weighed 9 pounds, 14 1/2 ounces and was 21 1/4 inches long. Her sibling is Kaylynn, 3...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (01/19/12)
William Hogue, 29, of Viola was arrested on Jan. 8 for Possession of a Controlled Substance, Fleeing and Endangerment of Minors (two counts). Hogue was transferred to Howell County, Mo. on Jan 9. Thomas Hardin, 54, of West Plains, Mo. was arrested on Jan. 6 for DUI (Drugs). Hardin was released from the Fulton County Jail on Jan. 6 on $835 bond...
Salem Police Report (01/19/12)
Opal Goodwin, 84, of Salem died at the Fulton County Hospital on Jan. 12, following a one vehicle accident at Ross Lane and Locust Street in Salem. Goodwin's vehicle ran a stop sign while traveling north on Ross Lane, crossed Locust Street and struck the rear of the Town and Country Supermarket. Goodwin may have experienced a medical problem before the accident...
Oregon County Sheriff's Department (01/19/12)
Ray Cagle, 48, of Doniphan was arrested Jan. 12 on a Stoddard County misdemeanor warrant for nonsupport. He posted $250 bond and has a court date of Jan. 19. Jeremy T. Henderson, 21, of Thayer was transported Jan. 13 to the Department of Corrections in Bonne Terre for parole violation...
Missouri Highway Patrol (01/19/12)
Sandra J. Romans, 48, of West Plains, a passenger in a 1997 Ford Econoline van, died when the van, driven by Jeffery W. Davidson, 29, of West Plains, went off the right side of Highway 17 at 11:15 p.m. Jan. 16 ten miles south of Mountain View, hit an embankment, overturned and hit a utility pole. Davidson, who was buckled, suffered moderate injuries and was taken to Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. Romans was not wearing a seat belt, according to the patrol...
Cherokee Village Police Report (01/19/12)
Landon Stobbe, 19, of Cherokee Village was cited Jan. 6 for speeding. Jerry Coborn, 38, of Cherokee Village was arrested Jan. 6 on a Cherokee Village warrant for third degree domestic battery. Lydia Villaipando, 35, of Mammoth Spring was arrested Jan. 6 for public intoxication, driver's license suspended for DWI, possession of a controlled substance, tampering with physical evidence, obstructing governmental operations and faulty equipment...
Sharp County Sheriff's Report (01/19/12)
Isreal Z. Hester, 27, of Hardy was arrested Jan. 2 for endangering the welfare of a minor, improper turn, carrying a weapon and harassment. Taylor S. Sanders, 19, of Cherokee Village was arrested Jan. 2 for failure to pay time payment on a warrant...
On the Right Track (01/19/12)
For too long, I have watched, along with you, as the Fulton County Hospital struggled to survive. From the hiring -- and subsequent dismissal -- of two physicians, to the remodeling of an old clinic, to the rejection of one management bid only to accept another...
The End of an Era...Death of a Soap Opera (01/19/12)
Soap Operas are still an addiction for many, who can easily recite three years worth of plots on their favorite soap opera. For years, many have taped, DVR'd and watched the Soap Network -- after hours -- to catch a glimpse of their daytime soap operas in the evening. ...