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Stories from Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Fulton and Izard County Year in Review: July Through December (01/02/13)
July It was unseasonably warm and dry as far back as January. But July was so dry many towns, including Salem, cancelled July Fourth fireworks shows, out of fear of starting grass fires. Fireworks stands were allowed to sell their merchandise, but were asked to put up signs explaining the fireworks were not to be used until the area received substantial rain...
Area misses brunt of winter storm (01/02/13)
"Compared to areas to the south, we really lucked out," Fulton County Road Department Director Richard Frazier said, of the area's first real snow fall of the year. "We sent crews out about 7 a.m. yesterday (Dec. 26) and they got the main roads plowed. On most gravel roads, there wasn't enough snow to put blades down."...
Dr. Kauffman setback unexpected (01/02/13)
Patient admissions to the Fulton County Hospital have dropped dramatically since June of 2009, when Dr. David Kauffman's license to practice was suspended, and eventually revoked by the Arkansas Medical Board. Kauffman, who had faced penalties before for drug and alcohol problems, was suspended from practicing when he revealed he had taken an over the counter allergy medication without first getting approval of the medical board which was closely monitoring his actions...
Emergency in Emergency Room (01/02/13)
Just when it appeared the Fulton County Hospital was on a roll -- hospital admissions were more favorable in November and $500,000 owed by Medicaid and Medicare will soon help catch up with unpaid bills -- a new problem has developed. Dr. Jim Bozeman announced at the Monday, Dec. 17, meeting of the hospital board of governors that he had turned his in resignation, and is preparing to step down as Emergency Room Director...
Emergency in Emergency Room (01/02/13)
Just when it appeared the Fulton County Hospital was on a roll -- hospital admissions were more favorable in November and $500,000 owed by Medicaid and Medicare will soon help catch up with unpaid bills -- a new problem has developed. Dr. Jim Bozeman announced at the Monday, Dec. 17, meeting of the hospital board of governors that he had turned his in resignation, and is preparing to step down as Emergency Room Director...
2012 Year in Review, Part 2 (01/02/13)
The summer of 2012 was full of stories about challenges facing farmers -- from the drought to an infestation of armyworms. Even though it was a rough summer for crops and cattle, the University of Missouri Extension office did its best to educate farmers on what they could do to help recover from the devastations...
Backpack food program continues to grow (01/02/13)
Kim Bray Staff Writer The Hungry Children of Oregon County, also known as the "Backpack Program," provides food for "food insecure" children from pre-school through fourth grade. Every Friday, individual servings of food are slipped into a child's backpack...
Oregon County 4-H to begin youth job education programs (01/02/13)
The Oregon County 4-H Club is working to make area youth more aware of the career opportunities in rural communities. The Youth ExCEL and Youth Summit programs are two ways that 4-H leaders are getting their message out. Youth ExCEL (Experience in Community Enterprise and Leadership) helps develop an understanding of Oregon County's assets and issues, enhances people skills, provides opportunity for personal growth, promotes team building, encourages creative thinking and promotes youth civic engagement. ...