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Stories from Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Oxygen Truck Crash Shuts Down Viola Traffic (11/28/12)
Richard Irby Editor "It was a scary deal," is how Viola resident and business owner Nathan Burch described a Monday, Nov. 26, crash on Highway 62-412, which involved more than a routine accident clean up. "The truck was going down the hill by the (Viola) post office when it went out of control and overturned," Burch said. "It looks like it slid on its side until it hit my driveway culvert and landed in the ditch."...
NAEC Workers Praised for New York Storm Efforts (11/28/12)
"The work was about the same (as here). The difference was, there was so much traffic and so many people everywhere we worked. You had to be careful. We're not used to working in busy areas. We're usually working out in the country." That is how Chris Tomlinson, a 21-year employee of North Arkansas Electric, describes his two weeks in New York City, working to help the area recover from Super-storm Sandy. ...
Add to Christmas List: Donate Blood (11/28/12)
The Christmas holiday season is a busy, joyful time for most of us, as we decorate, cook, shop, party and, above all, spend time with friends and family. But for the American Red Cross, which manages the region's blood supply, it is an anxious, nail biting season. The need for blood continues as always, but donations take a dive as regular donors, who are busy with travel and holiday plans, may forget or have less time to make appointments...
Fulton County Cuts Budget to Help General Fund (11/28/12)
Last year, the Fulton County Quorum Court spent three frustrating months trying to come up with $100,000 in spending cuts, in order to pass an acceptable budget that would spend 90 percent or less of the $2 million dollars it expected to take in over the new year. October and November budget discussions touched off complaints, especially from senior citizens who learned funding for the county's three senior citizen centers would be cut by $15,000...
"Shop with a Cop" still seeks community support (11/28/12)
Along with the holiday season comes community efforts to help those in need, especially children. On Saturday, Dec. 8, Thayer Wal-Mart will host its annual 'Shop with a Cop' event. 'Shop with a Cop' is a program designed for children 12 and under, from struggling families. ...
Christmas Celebrations Planned for area (11/28/12)
Alton, Thayer and Mammoth Spring residents, along with community officials are preparing for events to celebrate the holiday season. In Alton, 'Christmas on the Square' will be held on Friday, Nov. 30. Businesses located around the square will be open late on Friday evening to serve the public. Shops will have special sales and refreshments for customers...
Missouri Deer Harvest -- Best in Years (11/28/12)
Hunters shot 204,668 deer during the November portion of Missouri's firearms deer season, topping the past four years' harvests and confirming predictions by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC). This year's statewide November deer harvest is 7.7 percent more than last year, and only 1.3 percent below the previous 10-year average...
Bernestine Borden (11/28/12)
Bernestine Borden, 92, of Elizabeth, Ark., was born on January 3, 1920, in Norfork, Ark., daughter of Charles Henry and Minnie Susan (Marchant) Snelgroes. She departed this life on Nov. 22, 2012, at Fulton County Hospital, Salem, Ark. Bernestine was united in marriage to Grover Corbie Borden on Aug. 10, 1938, at Flora, Ark. She was a homemaker, loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. Bernestine was a member of the Elizabeth Church of Christ...
Oral W. Batterton (11/28/12)
Oral W. Batterton, 90, of Desloge, Mo., passed away Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, at Mercy Hospital in St. Louis, Mo. He was born February 18, 1922, in Viola, Ark, to the late William and Mabel (Cooper) Batterton. Oral proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy during WWII on a P.T. ...
Bobby Wayne Fahr (11/28/12)
Bobby Wayne Fahr, 67, of Horseshoe Bend (formerly of Rector) passed away Nov. 20, 2012, at the White County Medical Center, in Searcy. He was born July 4, 1945 in Rector to the late Henry and Jewell Fahr. Bobby was a retired construction worker, and a member of the First Baptist Church of Horseshoe Bend, Ark...
Thelma Maxine Ragsdale (11/28/12)
Thelma Maxine (Boler) Ragsdale was born the daughter of Virgil Boler and Ada (Buchanan) Boler on Sept. 20, 1922 in Salem, Ark., and departed this life Nov. 9, 2012 in West Plains, Mo. at the age of 90 years. She was united in marriage June 1, 1939 in Fulton County, Ark., to Clovis Ragsdale, who preceded her in death June 22, 2004...
Hospital gone, memories not (11/28/12)
It was Christmas Eve, 1990, and I was squirming around a couch that would have made a munchkin uncomfortable, let alone someone of my, shall we say, advanced physique. The television had,, I'm guessing, a 19-inch screen, was hardly hi-def, and since there were others nearby trying to sleep, I had to keep the volume down in the single digits on the remote...