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Stories from Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Bomb threat causes havoc (12/12/12)
Police and fire units rushed to high schools in Salem, Viola, Mammoth Spring and Highland on Tuesday, Dec. 11, after a 911 caller said, "There is three bombs at the high school." Schools were evacuated as first responders searched for signs of explosives. Later in the day, a 67-year old man from Cherokee Village was arrested for Falsely Communicating a Terroristic Threat, a Class B Felony. Equipment at 911 dispatch indicated the call came from eastern Fulton County or Cherokee...
Freak storm disrupts lives near Viola (12/12/12)
"This is my son's ball glove,"Jennifer Welter said, showing the possession she had dug out of debris scattered across her backyard. "There's my plastic white chair," she added, pointing to the broken chair which was wrapped around a tree. Welter was away from her home on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 9, when dark clouds and rain moved in...
Salem chooses contractor for sewer repair (12/12/12)
Work to rebuild one of Salem's main sewer lines should begin in early January. On Thursday, Nov. 29, bids were opened for the project to upgrade the sewer line which runs along the Town Branch, from the intersection of Highway 62-412 and Main Street to the sewage treatment plant near the hospital...
Smart911 comes to Fulton County (12/12/12)
First there was 911, a central place to call in an emergency for a faster, coordinated response. Then came Enhanced 911, a system that gives a dispatcher and responders specific information on where a caller in need of help is located. Now comes Smart911, a new service that allows citizens to put information into a system which would be helpful to responders when they arrive on the scene...
Youngblood and Hall face federal charges (12/12/12)
Two Fulton County residents who faced state felony charges in connection with local crimes, now also face federal charges which could lead to much longer prison sentences. David Christopher Youngblood David Christopher Youngblood, who was free on bond despite facing charges for a series of gun thefts, has been arrested after more than a year of freedom -- for stealing more guns...
102 kids get an early 'Shop with a Cop' Christmas (12/12/12)
The Thayer Walmart was extra busy on Saturday, Dec. 8 as the law enforcement community and excited kids turned out for the community's annual 'Shop with a Cop' event. Santa's helpers included officers and dispatchers from the Thayer Police Department, Missouri State Patrol, Oregon County Sheriff's Department, Missouri Department of Conservation and Oregon County EMTs...
Harps present -- gifts to charitable organizations (12/12/12)
Kim Bray Staff Writer Each organization nominated was reviewed by a committee, which selected the top ten organizations to receive Harps gift cards. The committee considered the service the organizations provide for their communities, how the organization makes a community a better place to live and how the organization has impacted the lives of others...
Greer Family Christmas display get better each year (12/12/12)
The holiday season brings out creativity in people who love to decorate their house and yard for others to enjoy. In Thayer, Jason and Kim Greer and their children combine their creativity with technology to make their Christmas lights even more exciting...
Rhoades teaching what she loves (12/12/12)
When Stacey Spragins Rhoades entered the corporate world of graphic design, she thought she was doing what she needed to do. After all, she had received a degree in fine arts from Hendrix College and it seemed like the logical progression. A couple of years later, Rhoades took the next step in her professional life, one that she felt better suited her...
Pack Rats store to host open house in Cave City (12/12/12)
The appeal of using vintage items to decorate has taken off like wildfire in the last few years, thanks, in part, to television shows that highlight repurposing and utlizing old pieces in stylish settings. Pack Rats, a new store in Cave City, features unique hard to find interior decor items. Sisters in law Charlotte and Wyndi Ratliff have used their talents of finding hidden treasures to create a store offering items as unique as their decorating tastes...
Caring Hands hosts annual tree-lighting event (12/12/12)
There is scarcely a person who not been impacted by the loss of a loved one due to a terminal illness, and the holiday season can be emotional and tough for those who have lost loved ones. The holidays can also be a time to commemorate the lives of those lost by giving back to those still living...
Salem native contributes to book on Best-Seller list (12/12/12)
A former Salem High School athlete with many friends in the area is using his business experience to help others through a new book which is doing well on Amazon's best seller list. Nate Miller, a 1988 Salem graduate, is an author, professional speaker, entrepreneur and healthcare executive. ...
Service honors last county man that survived Pearl Harbor (12/12/12)
Tammy Curtis Staff Writer An unseasonably warm morning made it more comfortable for those who attended a Sharp County ceremony at the Spring River Bridge in Hardy on Friday, Dec. 7, commemorating the 71st anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. ...
Bobcats handle their business against the Couch Indians (12/12/12)
The Thayer Bobcats went to Couch on Dec. 7, and beat the Indians in all three games played. The varsity boys team won a game that was closer than the score indicates, 49-41. The varsity Lady Bobcats stomped the Lady Indians 58-34, and the junior varsity girls team beat Couch 34-6...
Bears top Salem in boys hoops action (12/12/12)
Photo by Chris Phillips Salem's Kyndal Smith grabs a rebound from Spring's Josh Cathey. On Dec. 10, the Mammoth Spring Bears traveled to Salem to take on the Greyhounds. The junior high Lady Greyhounds handled the junior Lady Bears 34-17. The senior Lady Greyhounds had similar success by crushing the Bears 67-40. ...
Lyon Tournament wraps up in Batesville (12/12/12)
Many area teams started the Lyon College tournament, but by tournament's end only one local team stood on the podium. The Cave City Cavewomen handled every team in their way until they went up against the Cedar Ridge Lady Timberwolves in the finals. It was a close game, but Cedar Ridge proved to be too much for the Cavewomen. Cedar Ridge took home top prize with a 43-36 win...
Rebels off to a rocky start (12/12/12)
Finally taking to the court after the finish of the football season, the Rebel basketball team showed Trumann at home and Cedar Ridge at the Lyon College Tournament that they can quickly get up and down the hardwood, but couldn't keep up with either team offensively for four quarters...
Walter Lee Sanders (12/12/12)
Mrs. Walter Lee Sanders, 88 of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Dec. 10, 2012. Sanders was born to Claude and Irene Kendall on Dec. 23, 1923 in Cherry Valley, Ark.. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Frank Mayo Sanders, and a daughter, Linda Lee Harrison...
Glenn "Fee Jack" Franklin Jackson, Sr. (12/12/12)
Glenn "Fee Jack" Franklin Jackson, Sr., 51, of Salem, was born on Nov. 6, 1961, in South Haven, Mich., the son of Frank Boyd and Peggy Lou (Isom) Jackson. He departed this life on Dec. 6, 2012, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem. Glenn was united in marriage to Regina Kaye Bassham. He worked as a truck driver...
Milton Lester "M.L." White Jr, (12/12/12)
Milton Lester "M.L." White Jr, of Viola, Ark., son of the late Milton L. White Sr. and Ellavie Black White, was born Jan. 11, 1931, in Fort Sumner, N.M. He departed this life on Dec. 3, 2012 in Mountain Home, Ark., at the age of 81 years 10 months and 22 days...
Death Notices 12-12-12 (12/12/12)
Milton Lester "M.L." White Jr, 81, of Viola, Ark., died on Dec. 3, 2012 in Mountain Home, Ark. Arrangements by the Cox-Blevins Funeral Home of Salem, Ark. Brenda Lee (Camp) Gatewood, 50, of Highland, Ark., died on Dec. 3, 2012 at her home. Arrangements by the Clary Funeral Home of Mammoth Spring, Ark...
Laura Bell Blair (12/12/12)
Laura Bell Blair was born Laura Bell Anner Branson to Lee and Libbie Branson on Aug. 11, 1925, at Hand, Ark. She died Nov. 13, 2012, at the age of 87 years, 3 months and 2 days. She was dedicated in the Missionary Baptist Church of Hand, Ark. Laura Bell married Arvis Junior Blair on April 14, 1946. They were blessed with four children: Cathy, Juanita, Joyce and Dale...
Cherokee Village Police Reports 12-12-12 (12/12/12)
Carlton Wilson, 36, of Trumann was cited Nov. 16 for speeding. Glenn Gailbraith, 50, of Cherokee Village was arrested Nov. 21 on a Cherokee Village warrant for failure to pay. Joseph Beasley, 24, of Cherokee Village was arrested Nov. 21 for theft of property, two counts of criminal trespass, criminal mischief and possession of a controlled substance...
Sharp County Sheriff's Reports 12-12-12 (12/12/12)
Ruby Alexandria Goocher, 39, of Salem was arrested Nov. 26 for driving on a suspended and failure to use proper turn signal. Jessie Baney, 28, of Hardy was arrested Nov. 27 for a bond revocation. Derrick D. Hicks, 31, of Cave City was arrested Nov. 27 for a bond revocation...
Krohn graduates basic (12/12/12)
Air Force Airman Tricia J. Krohn has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Krohn completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills...
Greatest presents are indeed free (12/12/12)
In my materialistic mind, I have, at times, wished for certain presents, even if it may mean buying something for myself. A year ago at Christmas, I was caught totally off guard by a present that was so simple, yet something that had taken the better part of two decades to make...
CV Business Association Praised (12/12/12)
Dear Editor, At this Holiday time of caring and sharing, the Quad Cities area came together with the Cherokee Village Business Association and many local businesses to make Christmas in the Village a Great Success. Many, many volunteer elves manicured, painted, refurbished and lighted the Cherokee Village Town Center. It was restored to a place that hasn't been seen in years...