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Stories from Wednesday, September 5, 2012

New Morriston fire truck found just down the road (09/05/12)
Months after adding a new fire engine bay to its Station Number Two, the Morriston Volunteer Fire Department now has a pumper truck to put in it. Morriston's Oldfield Fire Station on Highway 289, between Horseshoe Bend and Glencoe, had used the new space for its 1981 pumper truck...
Calico Rock Museum celebrates new exhibit (09/05/12)
The Calico Rock Museum is planning a day long festival on Saturday, Sept. 8 to open its newest, most elaborate exhibit. "The Birth of the Ozarks" focuses on the heritage left by Native Americans who lived in the area, or became residents while passing through on the Trail of Tears...
Quorum Court video recording ordinance blasted by FOIA experts (09/05/12)
It was a year ago that the Fulton County Quorum Court passed a rule banning the video recording of its meetings. At its Monday, Sept. 10 meeting, it is expected to revisit the controversial decision. Judge Charles Willett ended the court's August meeting by passing out a proposed ordinance "Declaring Rules For Broadcasting, Video Recording, Recording Or Photographing In The Courtroom During Quorum Court Meetings."...
New management brings welcome changes to Senior Centers (09/05/12)
"I like the later lunch time, and there's a new spirit here. The men have even let me in their domino room, and taught me some domino games I didn't know," Barbara Chelstrum said laughing, as she recently ate lunch at the Salem Senior Center. There was friction over the summer as the White River Area Agency on Aging (WRAAA), which is based in Batesville, served notice it was replacing the Fulton County Council on Aging, the non-profit organization which ran Fulton County programs for senior citizens for more than 30-years.. ...
Fulton County Hospital takes on big funding challenges (09/05/12)
Tony Thompson, the new administrator of the Fulton County Hospital, seems to have enjoyed getting to know employees and citizens, and getting involved in hospital programs. But, at the Aug. 27 Board of Governors meeting, he experienced the downside of being the boss -- delivering bad news to the board...
Thayer looking to build facility for Electric Department (09/05/12)
On Thursday, Aug. 30, Thayer City Council held a special open meeting to discuss several projects and improvements under discussion by city officials. According to meeting minutes, the city is in need of a building to house the Electric Department. Alderman Bob Grimes made the motion to begin the research process for the building. ...
New turning lane a welcome addition to school year (09/05/12)
Motorists who drive through Thayer, on Highway 142 in front of the Thayer School, should be noticing fewer traffic backups at the busy Highway 142 and Highway 63 intersection. A recently completed turning lane that starts at the east entrance of the high school and extends to the stop light comes as a relief for many who travel the highway...
Thayer VFD gets new fire truck (09/05/12)
The Thayer Fire Department will soon have a, much needed, new tanker truck to improve fire protection for Thayer and surrounding areas. Thayer Alderman Mike Harber learned recently that Missouri Department of Conservation was purchasing trucks from the National Guard for use by rural fire departments. Harber contacted Fire Chief Mark Arnold about the program, and he pursued applying for one...
Sharp County Farm Bureau hosts candidate forum (09/05/12)
The Sharp County Farm Bureau gave local and state political candidates an opportunity to speak to the public on Aug. 30 about the issues they feel are important, during a candidate forum hosted at the Sharp County Fairgrounds. A representative from Prosecutor Scott Ellington's office spoke about his District 1 bid for U.S. House of Representatives...
Former Sharp County resident named ASP Director (09/05/12)
A man who was a familiar face in Sharp County for many years has moved up to the top position in the Arkansas State Police. Governor Mike Beebe named Major Stan Witt of Austin, formerly of Cherokee Village, as the new director of the Arkansas State Police at an Aug. 27 press conference in Little Rock...
WRMC celebrates 5th year in Sharp County with new name (09/05/12)
WRMC North Complex, the medical center for the Sharp County region, celebrated its five year anniversary and gained a new name at an Aug. 28 reception. The name White River Medical Complex was unveiled on a new sign during the event. Citizens came out to tour the facility, and learn about the many services the complex offers. Refreshments and family activities were also offered...
Ambulance service hosts shooter/hostage scenario (09/05/12)
Passing motorists were unsure what was taking place as police and emergency response units set up at Heath Funeral Home and Southern Wholesale on Aug. 29. People were seeing an active shooter/hostage situation training exercise, involving county and quad cities law enforcement and fire department personnel...
Death Notices - Week of Aug. 30, 2012 (09/05/12)
Elizabeth Joan "Jo" Hardin, 83, of Moss Point, Miss., formerly of Hardy, Ark., died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012. Arrangements by Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home Chapel in Ocean Springs, Miss. Arthur Melton Graves, 57, of Harrison, Ark., died Friday, Aug. 17, 2012 at his home. Arrangements by J. A. Funk Funeral Home of Malvern, Ark...
Death Notices - Week of Sept. 5, 2012 (09/05/12)
Joy Lee Baker, 92, of Viola, Ark., died Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012 at Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. Arrangements by Cox-Blevins Funeral Home of Salem. Dorothy Pauline Reser LeBlanc, 88, of Cave City, Ark., died Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012 in Gassville, Ark. Arrangements by Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City...