Tornado borne pillow lands safely at XNA
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
The little pillow embroidered with the name Kallie Anne Hignight turned up in a field south of Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport’s runway.
Airport employees have recovered scraps of metal and other debris since a Dec. 31 tornado tore through the Washington County community of Cincinnati more than 20 miles away from Highfill. However, the pillow went unnoticed until two weeks ago, when maintenance worker Bill Schoepf spotted it and took the time to pick it up and bring it to the shop.
Other maintenance workers told him to throw it away because it had been laying on the ground and was dirty, but Schoepf took it to the administrative offices instead.
“This little girl’s family would want this ...
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News, Pages 1 on 03/16/2011