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Stories from Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Year in Review: 2012 Fulton and Izard County events (12/26/12)
The year 2012 began with more small communities fighting to keep their rural post offices open. A U.S. Postal Service plan to stem billions of dollars of losses proposed closing 3,600 post offices around the country, including more than 100 in Arkansas' First Congressional District, which covers Fulton, Izard and Sharp Counties...
Fulton County Quorum Court gets late budget requests (12/26/12)
After looking over a proposed budget, cutting $161,000 in General Fund spending, formal approval of a 2013 Fulton County budget was on the agenda of the Monday, Dec. 10 meeting of Quorum Court. But two organizations, who provide important services to local residents, asked Justices of the Peace for a "do over" so they could possibly be included in the new budget...
2012 drought will continue on into 2013 (12/26/12)
In many people's minds, the record drought of 2012 is over, but cattle farmers know nothing could be further from the truth. "It is still so dry around here that the ground has not recovered," Brad Runsick, Fulton County Extension Agent told The News...
Search on again for Public Defender (12/26/12)
When Fulton County Circuit Court meets on Wednesday, Jan. 2, it is likely to be a shorter session than usual. "I think I've had seven public defenders in the ten years I've been on the bench." That is Circuit Court Judge Tim Weaver's way of saying he's been here before -- as he waits for the Arkansas Public Defender Commission to appoint a new attorney to represent clients charged with felony crimes in Fulton and Izard Counties who cannot afford an attorney...
A look back at 2012 South Missourian News stories (12/26/12)
January The much anticipated opening of the Aquatic Conservation and Education Center in Mammoth Spring, Ark. involved more work than anticipated. The highly anticipated 2012 opening has been delayed until after the first of 2013. The center will have several indoor and outdoor exhibits and will have several educational benefits...
Area elementary students are, again, Hunger Heroes (12/26/12)
The Hunger Hero Campaign, an effort to gather non-perishable food items for the community's disadvantaged, has had another successful drive, thanks to elementary school children who led the way. When the drive ended on Dec. 13, area students had collected an impressive amount of food...
Food and Artisans Coop leader sees bright future (12/26/12)
The Oregon County Food Producers and Artisans Cooperative's plan for a grand opening came to a halt. Even with the struggles and setbacks of trying to get a permanent co-op location up and running, Rachel Reynolds-Luster is hopeful for OCFPAC's future...