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Stories from Thursday, April 5, 2012

Insurance bill spoils good month at FCH (04/05/12)
The March 26 meeting of the Fulton County Hospital Board of Governors began with Interim Administator Kim Thompson telling the board about a call received by Head Nurse Maria Amorim. "A gentleman called complimenting the care he received in the ER and the southwing, and said he was very pleased with the care he received here," Thompson reported. ...
Local businessmen tout airport benefits (04/05/12)
During a special noontime meeting March 22, three area business leaders told Thayer aldermen the unseen plusses to having a local airport. The meeting was set to discuss whether the city should continue with a state-funded project to seal the airport runway...
Recovery effort brought out the best in everyone (04/05/12)
The quiet solitude has returned to Camp Kia Kima after a five day search, for four-year-old Caleb Linn of Springdale, whose body was recovered March 28 after he drowned while visiting the Boy Scout Camp for a work day. The recovery effort was an example of how law enforcement, divers, rescue workers and compassionate friends and neighbors came together in a time of need...
Cougars take care of Black Rock (04/05/12)
The Izard County Cougars knocked off Black Rock 11-8 March 26. Preston Harmon was the winning pitcher, striking out nine while giving up just one hit in four innings on the mound. Izard County scored two runs in the first inning, two in the third, three in the fifth and added two each in the sixth and seventh innings...
Viola too much for Norfork (04/05/12)
The Viola Longhorns remained unbeaten in 1A-2 West play with a 9-1 win over Norfork March 30 at Viola City Park. Dolan Johnston was the winning pitcher for the Horns, giving up three hits while striking out nine and issuing four walks. Viola jumped in front 5-0 and never let the Panthers get comfortable at the plate...
Bears fall to Cougars (04/05/12)
It was spring high school baseball at its best on March 30 at the State Park, as the Mammoth Spring Bears and Izard County Cougars competed on the diamond. The Cougars had mounted a 6-3 lead over the Bears going into the bottom of the seventh inning, and Mammoth Spring was down to its final at-bat...
Thayer passes Lady Bears (04/05/12)
Mammoth Spring starting pitcher Callie French got in trouble early, as the homestanding Lady Bobcats drove her pitches for five early runs in Thayer's 10-2 victory over the Lady Bears March 30. Thayer's Emily Eckman tacked on an inside-the-park home run in the contest...
Salem Beta Club Bass Tournament big success (04/05/12)
The Salem High School Beta Club hosted its 4th Annual Bass Tournament on March 3, 2012. Even though it was somewhat windy, 96 anglers entered the tournament to support the scholarship fund for the club. The Beta Club members worked since September to collect money for the tournament so that they could offer pay outs that would attract the anglers. The businesses and community members are good to support the tournament, and it couldn't happen without them...
Warm weather could boost turkey hunters' prospects (04/05/12)
Mild winter and early spring weather shifts the balance a little more in favor of a population rebound for Missouri's wild-turkey flock, but it won't have much effect on this year's spring turkey season, according to the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC)...
Nuisance bat workshop to be held April 24 (04/05/12)
There will be a free nuisance bat control workshop provided by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission next month. The seminar will be held April 24 from 10 a.m. to noon. The workshop will be held at the AGFC Central Office in Little Rock at 2 Natural Resources Drive...
Conservation leader Ducks Unlimited is 75 years old (04/05/12)
Ducks Unlimited Unlimited, a leader in international conservation, is celebrating its 75th year of service this year. This organization was born in the dark days of the Great Depression, coming about through the forward thinking of a number of people, including then-President Franklin D. Roosevelt...
Death Notices for the week of April 4, 2012 (04/05/12)
James Martinus Rega, 81, of Ash Flat, Ark., died Friday, March 27, 2012 in Jonesboro, Ark. Arrangements by Barker Funeral Home of Salem, Ark. Williford-Ketchel Freeman Davis, 69, died Friday, March 27, 2012. Arrangements by McNabb Funeral Home of Pocahontas, Ark...
Richmond -- Bontrager (04/05/12)
Angela and Terry Richmond of Viola, Arkansas, are pleased to announce the upcoming wedding of their daughter Kendra Lee Richmond, to Jake Dillon Bontrager, son of Karen and Randy Bontrager of Salem, Arkansas. Ms. Richmond is a senior Dietetics major at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. Mr. Bontrager graduated from the University of Arkansas with a degree in Horticulture and is employed as a Horticulturist at The Blessings Golf Club in Fayetteville...
An Easter Lesson (04/05/12)
Excuse me while I once again drag out my soap box. Growing up Catholic in New York, there were two days of the year when, even if you were deathly ill, you were expected to be in church - Christmas Day (or Christmas Eve, or both) and Easter. Christmas Day to celebrate the birth of Jesus, and Easter, to recognize His sacrifice and His rebirth...
It's Not a Game -- It's War (04/05/12)
Last weekend, while you were looking at seed catalogs or watching the hunting channel or listening to Cardinals baseball, the most important basketball game ever was going on in New Orleans. No, I'm not talking about the NCAA basketball championship game. Because of my press deadline, that Monday night game hasn't even been played. And, anyway, who cares?...