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2008-10-07 18:00:34

By JODIE JACKSON . Hallsville residents are taking the community's health care into their own hands. Nearly a year has passed since University Physicians loaded a moving truck and left the community without a health clinic. Now, legislation that puts the community in the driver's seat as a rural health pilot project could soon bring a clinic back to Hallsville. The Hallsville Area Development and Rural Health Corp. is interviewing doctors this week, looking for one or more physicians to...

2008-08-09 15:00:34

By JANESE HEAVIN New superintendents took the helm at two Boone County school districts this school year, but neither is a stranger to their respective districts. Lynn Proctor served as a teacher and principal at Harrisburg R- VIII Elementary School before transitioning into the superintendent's role over the past year. Hallsville R-IV School District's new superintendent, John Robertson, most recently served as director of curriculum and finance at the district. Here's a closer look at...

2005-07-26 16:40:58

Please read in 5th paragraph ...Baker will be buried in Longview... instead of ...Baker will be burned in Longview... A corrected story follows: WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The remains of two U.S. Air Force officers from Texas, missing for 40 years since their bomber crashed in Laos during the Vietnam War, have been found and are being returned to their families for burial, the Pentagon said on Tuesday. Col. James Lewis of Marshall, Texas, and Maj. Arthur Baker of San Antonio were aboard one...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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