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Stories from Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Viola School Board lets nut ban opponents speak (09/19/12)
Viola School Superintendent John May has outlined a process to deal with complaints over an elementary school ban on foods containing nuts in the lunch room, but concerned parents are not happy with the process. "We have been shut out by the superintendent for three weeks," Denise Clifton-Jones told The News after the Viola School Board's Sept. ...
Viola Elementary goes viral (09/19/12)
A Sept. 13 story in The News, "No-peanut policy under attack at Viola Elementary," informed all of Fulton and Izard County of a two week controversy at the Viola school. 24 four hours later, it appeared the whole world knew about the debate over whether banning nuts and other nut products is the best way to protect school children with severe nut allergies. And much of the world had joined the debate...
Accused drug store burglar convicted (09/19/12)
It took a Fulton County jury nearly nine hours to reach a decision, but a Salem man faces 100 years in prison for a Sept. 8, 2010 burglary at the Salem Drug Company. Rodney Steven Fletcher, 45, was arrested the same day that Pharmacist Darla York arrived to find someone had entered her store during the night by breaking the glass of the drive-through window...
Local student to study abroad (09/19/12)
One lucky local student who has excelled in her studies will be traveling overseas to study in Europe next summer, representing Arkansas as Ambassador for the People to People World Leadership Forum. Mashaia Russell, 15, of Ash Flat sees the trip as a way to learn about another culture .and has began her fundraising efforts...
Nixon visits West Plains (09/19/12)
Governor Jay Nixon made a stop at Howell-Oregon Electric Cooperative at West Plains on Monday, Sept. 10, the day he extended the state of drought emergency project completion deadline. Governor Nixon credited rural cooperatives for providing necessary and expedited electrical connections to service projects to help more farmers get water to crops and livestock...
Arkansas author named finalist in national competition (09/19/12)
Sue Weaver, an author from Wirth, Arkansas is a finalist in a national competition. The contest is sponsored by Casey's General Store, a chain of convenience stores. Its goal is to find someone with an unusual talent or story. Weaver thinks the thing that makes her unusual is her love of goats, which is where she got her nickname, "The Crazy Goat Lady." Weaver has written for Horses Illustrated and Hobby Farms magazines and currently writes books based on research and her experiences with livestock.. ...
15th annual festival coming to Myrtle (09/19/12)
Preparations are well underway for the fifteenth annual Myrtle Yester-Daze celebration on Saturday, Sept. 29. The festival, popular for having a different theme every year, has chosen "Pickin' and Grinnin' at Myrtle Yester-Daze," as its theme, this year...
Thayer City Council meeting (09/19/12)
At its Tuesday, Sept. 11 meeting, the Thayer City Council approved recommendation for a new police officer, gave the go ahead for Hope's Kitchen and decided to resume work on the city pool. The council accepted Police Chief David Bailey's recommendation to move Luke Martin to full time officer status. ...
Thayer cheerleader to preform at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (09/19/12)
Ashton Leigh Rees. a Chickasaw senior at Thayer(Mo) High School will be performing at the 86th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Nov.22 in New your City. Miss Rees received the invitation after making All- American Cheerleader during NCA Cheer Camp, this past July, in Jonesboro Ark. Performers must be All Americans,a junior or senior in high school, and a captain or co-captain of their squad in order to qualify for the trip...
Dr. Kauffman works to resume his medical practice (09/19/12)
Three years after his medical license was suspended, Salem physician, Dr. David Kauffman, is working his way back to seeing patients again. The Fulton County Hospital Board of Governors met in a special session on Wednesday, Sept. 12 to vote on a proposal that would give Dr. Kauffman limited privileges to see patients at the hospital...
Man jailed for hitting brother in law with truck (09/19/12)
Tammy Curtis Staff Writer A Sept. 10 family disagreement in Sidney that started with a loud radio led to the arrest of Jason Curtis Bailey, 25, after he allegedly struck his brother in law, while attempting to run him over with his truck. According to a police report, officers from Sharp County responded to a call after Ilona Upchurch reported her brother, Jason Curtis Bailey, had run over her husband, Bruce Upchurch, in the family's yard at 1073 Nursing Home Circle...
Witt's road to the top (09/19/12)
After just a few weeks after being named Director of the Arkansas State Police (ASP), former Sharp County resident, Colonel Stan Witt, took some time out of his busy schedule to talk about the road to the top. Witt shared some memories of the trip, prominent cases he has been involved in, as well as plans and visions for the department as it moves into a new era under his leadership...
Robert E. Lee visits Ash Flat Library (09/19/12)
Children's eyes lit up in awe as "Robert E. Lee" entered the conference room of the Ash Flat library Sept. 13 for Kid's Night Out, a bi-weekly event at th library. Lee, who was portrayed by ? was clad in his civil war era attire and spoke to the children and their parents about famous generals in the war, as well as the causes that led to the war, large battles and various highlights of the Civil war...
Bearkatz trounced in first varsity loss (09/19/12)
The Melbourne Bearkatz suffered their first loss as a varsity football team on Sept. 14. The Katz were taken apart by the bigger, stronger and faster class 4a Southside Southerners. From the opening kickoff, the Katz should have known what they were up against. ...
Salem gets it done late, again -- beats Mayflower (09/19/12)
On Saturday, Sept. 8, it took the final play of the game for the Salem Greyhounds to finally get on the score board, and make a two point conversion to beat Yellville 8 to 7. On Friday, Sept. 14, a fumble recovery and another late drive was needed to regain the lead, and take a victory over the Mayflower Eagles...
Bobcat's losing streak moves to three games (09/19/12)
The Thayer Bobcats took the field at Louis Bozman stadium in Thayer Friday night, Sept. 14, to host SCA opponents, the class 3 Salem Tigers. After receiving the opening kick off, Thayer was unable to advance the ball for a first down. The young Bobcat defense had not faced a wishbone offense before this season, and were unable to contain the Tiger's. ...
Rebels hold off Greene County Tech rally to stay unbeaten (09/19/12)
A team schedules an opponent from a higher conference to get tested, and Greene County Tech was the best test Highland has seen yet this season. The Rebels found themselves down four times in the game, but rallied to take a 27 point lead and held on for a 48-40 non-conference win on Sept. 14 at Highland...