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Stories from Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Local man critically injured in fire (12/05/12)
George Seaberry III, 64, was critically injured in a house fire on Wednesday, Nov. 28. A neighbor reported the fire at Seaberry's home on Highway 9 North, east of Camp, at 6:18 p.m. According to Camp Fire Chief Michael Harlow, Seaberry was conscious and standing outside the home when he arrived. Harlow could see that Seaberry was badly burned and called for an ambulance to transport him to Fulton County Hospital, where arrangements were made for a helicopter to airlift Seaberry to Little Rock...
Organizations and Individuals busy helping Santa (12/05/12)
She remembers the idea first came to her sometime in December of 2003. "I thought about how a lot of people come into our store (Shaver's Plumbing and Hardware), and they might help us collect food and toys to assist needy families around Christmas time," Christi Shaver remembered...
Fulton County Hospital awaits large federal checks (12/05/12)
A windfall from Medicare and Medicaid is going to allow the Fulton County Hospital to pay past due bills, but uncertainty over health care reform appears to be slowing efforts to create new services to generate revenue. Those were the main themes of the Monday, Nov. 26 meeting of the hospital Board of Governors...
New school accountability system called "frustrating" (12/05/12)
Salem residents are used to hearing about the high achievement of local students. For example, Salem Elementary was recently named a "Higher Performing School" for the fourth year in a row by NCEA, a national organization which evaluates schools. In 2010, Principal Corey Johnson traveled to Washington D.C. to receive a National Blue Ribbon Award, which recognized Salem Elementary as one of the top performing schools in the country...
Schools involved in Hunger Hero Campaign (12/05/12)
For the third year in a row, The Hunger Hero Campaign to collect canned foods and non-perishable items for needy families in our area is underway in Oregon and Fulton Counties. Lynn Hobbs, spokesperson for the campaign, said, "The first year we collected 10,000 non-perishable items, and last year 13,000. ...
New Fundraiser benefits Mammoth Spring Holiday assistance (12/05/12)
Instead of a Holiday Home tour, Mammoth Spring Chamber of Commerce tried something different this year. It sponsored a Christmas tree auction, silent and live, on Saturday, Dec. 1. The chamber sponsored the event to raise money for Shop with a Cop and the Fulton County Angel Tree project...
South Missouri Rep. Emerson leaving Congress (12/05/12)
U.S. Representative Jo Ann Emerson announced on Monday, Dec. 3, that her service in the House of Representatives will end February 2013. Emerson will become the President and Chief Executive of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association in February. "I am not leaving Congress because I have lost my heart for service -- to the contrary -- I see a new way to serve. I did not go seeking this opportunity, but I am excited about the new challenge it offers," Emerson said...
Meeting the Millers most memorable (12/05/12)
I used to think it was wrong to hang onto every word of a Nolan Richardson, or even an Army general I once raised suspicions about at a military school. After all, at the end of the day, they were both just regular people working for a living. As the old saying goes, they put on their pants one leg at a time just like you and me. ...
A survivor's tale of Black Friday (12/05/12)
I am a survivor. I made it home in one piece from Black Friday. In a column before B.F., I suggested a number of steps I follow that others could try to have a successful shopping trip. Disregard them -- throw them out. I found this year was a whole new ballgame...
Harold Dean Hobbs (12/05/12)
Harold Dean Hobbs was born the son of George Lewis and Vada A. (Crews) Hobbs on June 20, 1935 in Thayer, Mo.,and departed this life November 17, 2012 at his home in Horseshoe Bend, Ark., at the age of 77 years. He was united in marriage November 13, 1955 in Mammoth Spring, Ark., to Hasseltine Smith...
Lula Vaughn Taylor (12/05/12)
Lula Vaughn (Lou) Taylor, 81 of Hardy, Ark., died on Tuesday, Nov. 27, at her home. Born Thursday, June 18, 1931, in Monette, Ark. She was the daughter of the late Joe Slayton and the late Barbara Stevens Slayton. Survived by her sons, Jerry Taylor and Mike Taylor, daughters, Carol Barton, Kathy Gore and Rhonda Taylor, brothers, Bill Slayton, Richard Slayton, David Slayton and Danny Slayton, sisters, Elizabeth Bradford and Sally Powers; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren...
Willie Rogers (12/05/12)
Willie Rogers, 84, of Viola, Ark., was born on Dec. 2, 1927, in Elizabeth, Ark., daughter of Charlie Lester and Oma Priscilla (Davis) Landrum. She departed this life on Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, at her home. Willie was united in marriage to Ralph William Rogers on Aug. ...
Vera Nettie Hatman (12/05/12)
Vera Nettie Hatman was born the daughter of Fred B. Kenney and Ruth A. (Garrettson) Kenney on Jan. 27, 1923 in St. Cloud, Fla. and departed this life Nov. 26, 2012 at Shady Oaks Healthcare Center in Thayer, Mo. at the age of 89 years. She graduated from St. Cloud High School in 1941 and attended Orange Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Orlando, Fla., graduating in 1944...