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CarolD

Ozark, MO

#1 Oct 5, 2007
Why is there no news from the West Plains newspaper in this section of Topix?
wondering

Maryville, MO

#3 Dec 24, 2007
Does anyone know what happened with Allen Sullivan?
West Plains

Schertz, TX

#4 Dec 25, 2007
wondering wrote:
Does anyone know what happened with Allen Sullivan?
Allen had a fatal brain virus that he didn't know about and it took its toll before he could get to the Doctor.
Nicki

Columbia, MO

#5 Dec 26, 2007
West Plains wrote:
<quoted text>Allen had a fatal brain virus that he didn't know about and it took its toll before he could get to the Doctor.
How very sad for his family. And during the holidays, too.
Does anyone know how Joyce is doing physically?

Since: Dec 07

Columbia, MO

#6 Dec 26, 2007
West Plains wrote:
<quoted text>Allen had a fatal brain virus that he didn't know about and it took its toll before he could get to the Doctor.
I had heard that he had been diagnosed with a brain disorder 3 days before .

MoMaria

“Laugh it's good for you...”

Since: Sep 07

Location hidden

#7 Dec 31, 2007
I think that somebody has to be an editor and post the news.
paper reader

Ozark, MO

#8 Aug 14, 2008
Does anyone know if the paper has someone assigned to go out and take pictures as things happen? So many times there are wrecks, other accidents, fires, and just plain tragedies but there aren't pictures to explain along with the article what is going on. If there isn't someone, I wonder why they can't hire someone. I'd volunteer for that for sure just to see pictures in the paper! I'd wake up at night just for that. Other papers do.
tlh

Ozark, MO

#9 Aug 15, 2008
Just as long as the pictures were tasteful. There has been several times when the quill has caused pain to families because they have placed pictures with the stories that have no business being there.
paper reader

Ozark, MO

#10 Aug 15, 2008
Well, with things like fires and such. It'd be nice to be able to see a picture to go along with the story. I wonder if they take pictures from just average people from West Plains?
tlh

Ozark, MO

#11 Aug 15, 2008
You can upload a picture to their website. I have before but it was for a school event that I had written up. I'm not sure if they would take a photo from someone who didn't write the article.
paper reader

Ozark, MO

#12 Aug 15, 2008
They just aren't up to date with stories, and rarely ever have a picture of it. Once I heard that a house burned down. It was vacant, but no one went to take a picture of it. So odd as to why they can't take a picture. I'm NOT bashing them. Just wondering if average people can volunteer to help with picture taking, since they're obviously too busy to care.
whatever

Sparta, MO

#13 Aug 15, 2008
I would say the best thing to do would be to call the Quill and ask them. Only they could answer your question.
paper reader

Ozark, MO

#14 Aug 15, 2008
I think I just may - thanks
Neighborhood Watch

Ozark, MO

#15 Aug 24, 2008
I wonder why the Quill reports on such things as an average citizen going a few miles over the speed limit but fail to report illegal dumping by prominent individuals. The individuals are repeat offenders according to the Department of Natural Resources and have violated the clean water act and the local building codes as well, with no accountibility. Pictures of the dumping have been provided to a Quill reporter, the city and Chief of Police. The Attorney General is investigating. Has anyone heard? Should not the public be aware of what is going on in their neighborhoods and know what they can do and where they can go to report such activities.Could it be that Granddaddy of the offenders was president of the Quill Board until his recent passing? The individuals may own the Quill, so I have been told. One of the individuals that dumped in Westway Hills stated that the MDNR and Police are his friends. Keep on the watch and report activity to Chief Brotherton, the MDNR online complaint, and the Attorney General online complaint form. Since the Quill withholds news and is not keeping the public informed, it is up to us to watch out for each other.
Well

Ava, MO

#16 Aug 24, 2008
Neighborhood Watch wrote:
I wonder why the Quill reports on such things as an average citizen going a few miles over the speed limit but fail to report illegal dumping by prominent individuals. The individuals are repeat offenders according to the Department of Natural Resources and have violated the clean water act and the local building codes as well, with no accountibility. Pictures of the dumping have been provided to a Quill reporter, the city and Chief of Police. The Attorney General is investigating. Has anyone heard? Should not the public be aware of what is going on in their neighborhoods and know what they can do and where they can go to report such activities.Could it be that Granddaddy of the offenders was president of the Quill Board until his recent passing? The individuals may own the Quill, so I have been told. One of the individuals that dumped in Westway Hills stated that the MDNR and Police are his friends. Keep on the watch and report activity to Chief Brotherton, the MDNR online complaint, and the Attorney General online complaint form. Since the Quill withholds news and is not keeping the public informed, it is up to us to watch out for each other.
Its because they are PROMINENT CITIZENS and Frank Martin has no backbone! The west plains daily quill sucks!
Beer Drinker

Searcy, AR

#17 Aug 31, 2008
Who would a person need to talk to at The Quill? I am currently a reporter for a newspaper and that is what I do, cover police, fire, state police, county law enforcement, fire department activities for the county. I would move to West Plains if there was a job opportunity there.
not sick yet

Ozark, MO

#18 Sep 14, 2008
What in the world is going on at Ozark Medical Center??? One Ceo nearly bankrupts the place and leaves a half-finished emergency dept. Another one comes and the same people are still in control as when the previous ceo was there. How many hard-working folks have to be fired before they feel they have saved enough money to finish the emergency dept. Am I the only one who thinks they need a "house-cleaning" down there??? where is Frank Martin when you need him??? He used to love to investigate stuff like this fiasco. Come on!!!! stop worrying about who you make mad. We need a state of the art emergency dept.
Aborter

United States

#19 Sep 18, 2008
theres too much a connection with the board and city government and local banks. they's all buddies. board members hold stock in the local banks. same church. all country clubbers. dont rock the boat. think peeple.
Jaycee Hardin Case

United States

#20 Sep 19, 2008
SEE FORUM "WEST PLAINS MAN CHANGED IN 18-MONTH-OLD's DEATH
Brian Hardin, formerly of West Plains and now living in Arkansas, was in Howell County Circuit Court recently in a civil case in which he asked for sole custody of his two daughters. If that is not granted, he asks for a decrease in the $380 per month in child support payments he pays his ex-wife for three children because the third child died in May of 2006.
That child was 18-month-old Jaycee Hardin, the center of a current criminal court case in which Joseph Frye, 24, West Plains, is charged with second-degree murder. Frye was among several witnesses at the custody hearing held March 12 and 13 in West Plains. His wife, Melody Frye, is mother to the three Hardin children. She also is the mother of a child fathered by Frye and born shortly after the death of Jaycee. As part of the court testimony in March, Melody Frye testified she is pregnant again and that Frye is the father of the child.
This Quill staff writer attended those proceedings.
Brian Hardin is claiming Joseph Frye is not abiding by a court order that prohibits him from being around the Hardin children, and that the man has thwarted his visitation rights on some occasions. Hardin also claims he has a steady job and a stable home in which his two daughters, ages 5 and 8, could live, and that his mother lives in that same household, so could help with rearing the children.
Melody Frye is opposing the move, testifying she has a job, lives with her mother (Kathy Geery) in West Plains, that the children are not allowed in Joseph Frye’s presence and that the child custody payments should remain as they are.
The three Hardin children were living with Melody and Joseph Frye at the time of Jaycee’s death. Lawmen went to the West Plains home after a call from Joseph Frye. Lawmen testified in Frye’s preliminary hearing in 2006 that the child was dead when they got to the home, the mother was at work and Joseph Frye was the only adult in the home.
No date is set for Joseph Frye’s trial, but Assistant Mo. Attorney General Elizabeth Bock, the prosecutor assigned to the case, was at the mid-March court hearing in the civil case and taking notes.
According to Casenet, on March 11 of this year, per a phone conversation, former 42nd Circuit Judge John Max Price requested Joseph Frye’s attorney, Jacob Garrett of West Plains, and Bock provide available dates for trial and advise the court of the number of days needed for the trial.
At the mid-March hearing, Joseph Frye testified that he lives with Melody’s father, David Moore, and with friends. Frye said there have been occasions where he has been at Kathy Geery’s home when the Hardin children are there, but has not been in the same room with them. He said this only happens when Melody needs their vehicle.
Joseph Frye testified that he is not employed and is not providing money to support his and Melody’s daughter.
In the civil suit, Judge Thomas Frawley of St. Louis made an interim order, adding it was not to be construed as to how he would ultimately rule.
He ordered that “Joe Frye shall not enter upon the property of Kathleen Geery at any time’’ and shall have no contact with the two other Hardin children. The judge also ruled Brian Hardin’s visitations will begin after school on Fridays, the two children to be picked up at Richards School by Brian, his mother or father.
Frawley added that “any trips outside West Plains, excluding trips to their father’s home in Elizabeth, Ark., by (the children) with mother or father are to be reported to the guardian ad litem, attorney Melissa Stewart of West Plains, with a time and date of departure, destination and time and date of return.”
Brian Hardin’s attorney is Steve Privette of Willow Springs. Melody Frye’s attorney is Dale Engelbrecht of West Plains.
Show Me

Sparta, MO

#21 Oct 7, 2008
This is the only small town I have ever lived in where the newspaper never has anything negative to say about the police department. Same family running both? Or is the police department that good? Ha!ha!

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