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Stories from Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Early season trouble continues for the Thayer Bobcats (09/12/12)
Football games are played in all kinds of weather conditions, except lightning. Thayer's Friday, Sept. 7 game at Mt View-Birch Tree Liberty high school became a scary situation. Heavy storm clouds, moved into the area, which produced sheets of rain, lightning, as well as swirling and straight-line winds that reached near sixty miles per hour. ...
Thayer Fun and Friends Senior Center fish fry attracted a giving crowd (09/12/12)
The Thayer Fun and Friends Senior Center's fish fry and fundraiser held on Saturday, Sept. 8 was a huge success. According to Fun and Friends Administrator Donna Stout, over 200 meals were served, and over 20 items raffled off. The event raised $1,717.00 for the center...
Preparations are underway for Koshkonong's annual Heritage Day Celebration (09/12/12)
The community of Koshkonong is preparing for its annual Heritage Days Celebration which is to be held on Saturday, Sept. 22 in the Koshkonong City Park. Jeannette Bragg, long-time resident and pastor of the Koshkonong and Couch Methodist Churches, is coordinating the celebration this year...
West Nile precautions urged (09/12/12)
The West Nile Virus season is here and showing signs that it could be the worst yet. West Nile, a life threatening mosquito borne illness, will continue to be a threat into late summer and early fall. In the past week, the Center for Disease Control reports 1,993 cases of WNV in humans, which have claimed 87 lives. ...
Volunteers take part in the Spring River Clean-Up (09/12/12)
Mammoth Spring State Park Superintendent Dave Jackson and Information Center Manager Adam Davis led the Spring River Clean-Up on Saturday, Sept. 8. Volunteers from the community and park employees helped in the state park's efforts to keep the river clean...
Salem Chamber to host city wide yard sales (09/12/12)
The Salem Chamber of Commerce will sponsor its Fall Community-Wide Yard Sale on Saturday, Sept. 22. Chamber officials encourage area residents to have yard sales, and business owners are encouraged to have sidewalk sales on this date. A map of the city of Salem with a listing of yard sale addresses will be available at area businesses. ...
Salem School District receives new state accreditation (09/12/12)
As the Salem School district began its new year, it received recognition for setting high standards and meeting them. In August, the district received Accreditation from the AdvancED Accreditation Commission, certifying "that the district and all of its schools are accredited, and that the Salem School District is recognized across the nation as a quality school system."...
Hospital's cardiac rehab department honors "graduates" (09/12/12)
"I know one thing, it really takes you down when you have something like that," Jim Schilleman said, referring to the quadruple by-pass surgery he underwent last May. "I've always been real active. I was working on a house and playing golf three times a week when a doctor told me he thought I'd had a heart attack."...
Two Fulton County men arrested on sex charges (09/12/12)
One man charged with rape; another with seeking sex with minors via internet
"No peanut" lunchroom policy causes controversy at Viola Elementary (09/12/12)
A confiscated peanut butter and jelly sandwich at the Viola Elementary School lunch room has touched off a big controversy among parents. School Superintendent John May said a policy has been in place at the elementary school for about six years, banning food products containing peanuts, because at least one student has severe allergic reactions to even breathing near peanuts or products containing peanuts...
Carson Barnes Circus coming to Horseshoe Bend (09/12/12)
As part of their 76th consecutive year of touring the USA, Carson and Barnes Circus, the largest traveling big top tent circus in America, will visit Horseshoe Bend, Ark., on Wednesday, Sept. 19 at Veterans Park, located at the corner of Cardinal St. and Sequoia St. in Horseshoe Bend...
Music in the Mountains returns HSB Theater (09/12/12)
The monthly Music in the Mountains Show will return to the stage of the Horseshoe Bend Theatre Saturday, Sept. 15 at 6:00 p.m. This month's show will feature the very talented house band, The Hwy 289 Band (Melodie Clemmons, Dr. Ron Yow, Chuck McNeight, and Bob McCarty), showcasing many of their favorite songs they have performed throughout the years, from traditional country, classic rock, gospel and contemporary...
Annual Salem Fall Clean-up slated (09/12/12)
The City of Salem will conduct its annual fall clean-up beginning on Monday, Sept. 17, according to city officials. City trucks will run all streets in Salem to pick up accumulations of items that are normally not covered under the regular weekly trash pick up. ...
Melbourne Bearkatz stay undefeated (09/12/12)
After thunderstorms postponed, and eventually cancled Melbourne's second game as a varsity team, the Bearkatz had to wait another day to face off with the Cave City Cavemen. The Cavemen were looking to improve to 1-0-1 on the season but were unable to stop the upstart Bearkatz and eventually lost 28-14...
Carolyn Sue Gunn (09/12/12)
Carolyn Sue Gunn was born the daughter of Martha Hobbs and Charles Flake on July 2, 1950 in Memphis, Tennessee and departed this life August 30, 2012 at Cox South Hospital in Springfield, Missouri at the age of 62 years. She is survived by three daughters, Kimberly Wilkins, Heather Green and Jenny Wesneski; five grandchildren; one sister, Linda Gavrock; five nieces and nephews; thirteen grandnieces and grandnephews; several other relatives and many friends...
Death Notices (09/12/12)
Lily M. de Maldonado, 86 of Highland Ark., died on Sept. 8, 2012 in Highland. Arrangements are being made by Tri-County Funeral Home of Highland, Ark. David Claude Wake, 65, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012 at his home in Mammoth Spring. Arrangements by Carter Funeral Home Inc. of Thayer...
New Arrivals (09/12/12)
Isaac Joseph Steward Shaakir Steward and Sante Fe Borgman, Mtn. View, are the parents of baby boy, Issac Joseph Steward, born at 1:30 p.m. on Aug. 25 at OMC. He weighed 8 pounds, 4 1/2 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long. Sibling is Jeremiah, 1. Grandparents are Robert Eckert, Alton; Edy Borgman, Mtn View; and Paula Steward, Las Vegas, Nev...
Cotter ~ Walker (09/12/12)
Lyn and Leah Cotter and Larry and Julie Walker, all of Henderson, are pleased to announce the recent marriage of their children, Hannah and Cody, on July 14, 2012, at Camp Cedar Valley Pine Trail Reservation in Viola. Hannah is a 2012 graduate of Mountain Home High School and Cody is a 2012 graduate of Viola High School. The couple is attending Arkansas Tech University in Russellville, where Hannah is an Ag Business major and Cody is an Electrical Engineering major...
Covering Government Meetings Isn't Easy (09/12/12)
Thayer Mayor Buddy Rogers recenty asked City Clerk Donna Martin to request that The South Missourian News make two corrections to a story we did about Aug. 2 and Aug. 21 Thayer City Council meetings. No problem. If we make mistakes in reporting a story, we want to correct the record. In this case, however, there is more to it than a simple correction...
Letters to the Editor for the week of Sept. 13 (09/12/12)
Dear Editor: The front page photo in The News of the colt inside a dog cage was gut wrenching. It goes against good common sense to keep a large farm animal in town under those conditions. Perhaps common sense is not as common as it used to be. Over a year ago, Chief Roork resolved the issue we had with a neighbor who had horses on Oak Street -- getting the owner to voluntarily move them. ...