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Stories from Thursday, February 2, 2012

Local drummer seeks to identify Thayer residents from 1938 films (02/02/12)
When Mammoth Spring drummer Greg Larson, known professionally as R.J. Jukes, was given several films 10 years ago that were shot in Thayer in 1938, he immediately wanted to identify the film subjects. "Those little babies on the films are somebody's grandpa now," Larson said Jan. 29. "That's hard to imagine."...
FNBC celebrates 2012 as centennial year (02/02/12)
Many changes have been witnessed in the banking industry over the last century, from technology to infrastructure, but customer service and growth of one home town bank, First National Banking Company, has remained constant. In 2012, FNBC is celebrating its 100 year anniversary. At a media conference Jan. 27, Bank President Marty Sellars and other bank executives explained the success of the company, and shared upcoming events for the anniversary celebration...
Lady Pirates roll to tourney championship (02/02/12)
Scott Faulkner had seen this plenty of times before. The way that the Calico Rock Lady Pirates would be firing on all cylinders, grabbing control of a game and not letting go. As head coach of the Lady Pirates, Faulkner saw this lead to several Izard County Invitational Tournament titles...
Thayer takes down Lady Jays, 70-50 (02/02/12)
In a two-quarter warm-up game, Koshkonong's JV Lady Jays were able to pick up a bucket at the end for an advantage over the JV Lady Bobcats. Every loose ball, rebound and shot attempt was heavily contested by the Koshkonong Lady Blue Jays, but the Lady Bobcats, playing on their home court, had too much fire power...
Bobcats finish third at Liberty Tournament (02/02/12)
An annual week-long tournament event, hosted at Mountain View/Birch Tree Liberty High School, featuring both junior varsity and varsity team play, came down to three deciding games on Jan. 21. Thayer's junior varsity squad took home the first-place championship trophy with its win over the JV Licking team...
Bears take two of three from visiting Hillcrest (02/02/12)
In a three-game set in 1A-2 North play at Mammoth Spring Jan. 24, the Hillcrest junior girls' quickness on defense and accuracy from the perimeter was too much for the Mammoth Spring junior Lady Bears. Hillcrest came out on top, 42-31, in the evening opener...
Junior Cougars slide past Cave City in overtime (02/02/12)
Coby Jones tossed in six of his game-high 24 points in overtime, helping the top-seeded Izard County junior Cougars to a 42-38 victory over third-seeded Cave City in the championship game of the Izard County Invitational Tournament Jan. 28 at the Cougars' Den in Brockwell...
Melbourne edges junior Cavewomen for ICC tourney championship title (02/02/12)
It took all they had, plus some late long-distance shooting from Kelly Cooper, but the top-seeded Melbourne junior Lady Bearkatz held off the Cave City junior Cavewomen, 37-35 in overtime, to win the annual Izard County Invitational Tournament title Jan. 28 at the Cougars' Den in Brockwell...
Cougars outlast Cavemen (02/02/12)
In a physical game where free throws could not have been more important, it was a pair of big plays from a pair of most unlikely sources that couldn't have been more vital in the championship game of the Izard County Invitational Tournament. With four key players watching from the bench after fouling out, the Izard County Cougars put together one gritty effort at crunch time to knock off Cave City 72-68, in overtime, Jan. 28 at the Cougars' Den in Brockwell...
Fun, fun, fun for Lady Rebels (02/02/12)
Defense is nice, but putting the ball in the hole is fun. Highland had lots of fun against Trumann at the Hutson Center on Jan. 23, as the Lady Rebels knocked down nine 3-pointers on their way to a dominating 58-33 conference victory over the Lady Wildcats...
Archery deer, turkey harvests up from last year (02/02/12)
Bowhunters posted increases in both deer and turkey harvests during Missouri's 2011-12 archery deer and turkey hunting seasons, topping the previous year's figures by more than one-third. Hunters checked 52,671 deer during the four-month archery season. That is an increase of 10,299 (24 percent) from the previous year. Archers checked 2,923 turkeys, an increase of 739 (33.8 percent) from the 2010-2011 season...
Death Notices for Week of Feb. 2, 2012 (02/02/12)
Lois Mathers, 87, of Hot Springs, Ark., formerly of Thayer, Mo., died Jan. 21, 2012. Arrangements by Caruth Village Funeral Home of Hot Springs Village, Ark. Lorene Wright Doyle Sullivan, 94, of Strawberry, Ark., died Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012 in Newport. Arrangements by Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City, Ark...
New Arrivals the week of Feb. 2, 2012 (02/02/12)
Marshall Ray Scribner John & Leslie Scribner of Salem, Ark., are the parents of a baby boy, Marshall Ray Scribner, born Dec. 18, 2011 at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo. He weighted 8 lbs., 2 oz. and was 20 inches long. His siblings are Glendon Cole Scribner, 3, and Phoebe Katherine Scribner, 1...
Copeland's celebrate 50th wedding anniversary (02/02/12)
Jack and Glenda (Weaver) Copeland were wed on Feb. 9, 1962 in Oxford, Ark., at the Methodist Church by Minister Remmel Rowden. On Feb. 9, 2012, the Copeland's will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a special trip to Tulsa, Okla. The Copeland's have two sons, Randy Copeland of Fayetteville, Ark., and Clinton Copeland of Colcord, Okla., and five grandchildren...
Sharp County Sheriff's Report (02/02/12)
Shawn Brody, 42, of Mount Pleasant was arrested Jan. 17 for violation of hot checks. Tiffany Dunkel, 21, of Cherokee Village was arrested Jan. 17 for aggravated assault upon an employee of a correctional facility. Austin Ray Smith, 18, of Cherokee Village was arrested Jan. 17 for shop lifting...
Cherokee Village Police Report (02/02/12)
Billy Yates, 32, of Hardy was cited Jan. 11 for careless and inattentive driving and driving left of center. Brenda Coburn, 37, of Cherokee Village was arrested Jan. 12 for no driver's license, no seat belt and no proof of insurance. Patrick Donellan, 43, of Cherokee Village was cited Jan. 14 for excessive noise-animal and animal at large...
Who says you can't go fishing anytime you please? (02/02/12)
In the time it took my teller last week to verify my account balance and count out $20, I took a trip to Iron Mountain, Mich., and back. I'm not saying my teller was slow. Actually, my body never left the counter. A framed print in the Bank of Thayer lobby caught my eye as I waited for my cash. I needed my withdrawal in small bills so I could get a cup of cappuccino at Fun and Friends Senior Center. (I'm not really old enough to shop there, but no one has caught on yet.)...
Hey Public Officials -- What Part of "Public" Don't You Understand? (02/02/12)
Excuse me while I drag my soap box out from underneath my desk. To all public officials in Calico Rock and Fulton County -- specifically the members of the Calico Rock City Council and the Fulton County Quorum Court -- I have a very simple question: What part of the word "public" is a mystery to you?...
They're playing my songs... (02/02/12)
I have been a news reporter for 40 years, but am a lifelong music fan. My first memory of music was as a tiny kid, as I recognized something strange in my house. A weird, uneasy feeling that I came to realize was this black round thing that my mother kept picking up and turning over (a vinyl record for those born in the CD and MP3 ages). ...