Areawide Media Headlines News from the Areawide Media newspaper in Salem, AR en-us Archery instructor gets creative to teach blind student Dwayne Spangler, of Izard County Stickshooters, has achieved the near impossible; teaching a blind woman to shoot a bow and arrow. Heidi Kottke has been permanently blind for nearly 20 years. Before... Wed, 24 May 2017 12:53:09 -0500 Tragic accident claims life of toddler A tragic story unfolded May 21 after a 20-month-old boy was reported missing and was later found in Lake Sequoyah in Cherokee Village. According to Detective Aaron Presser with the Sharp County... Wed, 24 May 2017 11:55:42 -0500 Two more arrested as part of the “roundup” Two more arrests have been made in the recent “roundup” executed by the Third Judicial Drug Task Force [DTF], Sharp County Sheriff’s Department and Arkansas State Police. According to paperwork... Wed, 24 May 2017 11:55:13 -0500 Scouts making a difference in Sharp County “Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, Reverent” These words may have a familiar ring to them but for those of you who may not exactly be... Wed, 24 May 2017 11:52:08 -0500 Sharp County Arrest Reports Brandon Leigh Clark, 41, of Cave City, was charged on May 1 with careless/prohibited driving, drinking in public and driving on suspended/revoked driver’s license. Devin Matthew Miller-Oullis, 18, of... Wed, 24 May 2017 11:51:33 -0500 Two injured in one vehicle motorcycle accident Two Evening Shade residents sustained serious injures May 18 following a one vehicle accident on Highway 167 approximately a half a mile after Corinth Road. David Malone, 59 and Maria Malone, 54 were... Wed, 24 May 2017 11:49:34 -0500 Community to gather in support of local fire fighter When the tone sounds, only a select few hear and answer the call from those who are in need of rescuing. Firefighters, first responders, police, EMT’s and paramedics are the force that at times, can... Wed, 24 May 2017 11:49:08 -0500 Officers remember the fallen; proclamation signed The skies were dark over the grounds of the Sharp County Courthouse May 17; rows of officers stood in solemn respect as they looked into the faces of the family of fallen officer Sgt. Jeff... Wed, 24 May 2017 11:46:26 -0500 SCCF is making a difference Recently, the Sharp County Community Foundation participated in a Professional Advisors meeting with the Arkansas Community Foundation. During the meeting, the groups discussed upcoming and open... Wed, 24 May 2017 11:45:55 -0500 Highland to hold special election The Highland City Council received word May 9 that everything is on track for the upcoming special election to prevent the half cent sales tax, currently being used for the sewer bond, from... Wed, 24 May 2017 11:45:22 -0500 Black vultures threaten Arkansas and Fulton County cattle Recently, there have been a rash of killings of cattle in northern Arkansas. There was a social media public service announcement from a woman in Georgia, discussing the threat that black vultures... Wed, 24 May 2017 11:35:36 -0500 Masonic Lodge Scholarship awards Several Viola seniors were recently awarded with scholarships from the following organizations: County Line #373 County Line Lodge #373 is proud to announce that this is the fourth year for them to... Wed, 24 May 2017 11:33:34 -0500 Scout completes project for City of Salem Michael “Drake” Saunders recently completed his service project for the Eagle Scouts, associated with BSA Troop 639 in Ash Flat. There are six boys total that are supposed to complete projects, that... Wed, 24 May 2017 11:32:16 -0500 Salem School Board takes action to “future proof” technology Salem School Board was held on Monday, May 15. After the approval of the minutes, High School principal, Cody Curtis, provided a student recognition report: Curtis began by recognizing the local... Wed, 24 May 2017 11:31:47 -0500 Zippy the Roadrunner designated his own social media page Zippy the Roadrunner is quickly becoming a Fulton County celebrity as Sharmin Jennings has began a social media page for him, Zippin’ down a dirt road, on Facebook. This little bird has taken on a... Wed, 24 May 2017 11:30:38 -0500 Death Notices Lloyd Spencer, 100, formerly of Cherokee Village, Ark. died Dec. 7, 2016 in Yorkville, Ill. The family service will be held on June 3. Fonda Ellen Repp, 79, of O’Fallon, Mo., formerly of Alton, Mo.,... Wed, 24 May 2017 11:29:26 -0500 Ronald Leon Keylon Ronald Leon Keylon was born the son of Leon Keylon and Vondera (Hartgraves) Keylon, on Feb. 22, 1951, in Mammoth Spring, Ark. and died May 18, 2017, in Little Rock, at the age of 66 years. He was... Wed, 24 May 2017 11:28:19 -0500 Fonda Ellen Repp Fonda Ellen Repp, 79, passed away on April 26, 2017 in O’Fallon, Mo. surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Alton, Mo. Beloved wife of Clarence for 58 years; cherished mother of Dronda Repp... Wed, 24 May 2017 11:27:31 -0500 Martin Dale Beatty Martin Dale Beatty was born the son Ralph Beatty and Audra (Martin) Beatty on Jan. 9, 1939 in Thayer, Mo. and departed this life on May 18, 2017, at his cabin in Mammoth Spring, Ark., at the age of... Wed, 24 May 2017 11:26:38 -0500 Non-native plants impact on environment What makes up the beautiful scenery of Missouri was the latest topic at the Oregon County Historical Society meeting. Surprisingly, many plants and species that inhabit the state are not native to... Wed, 24 May 2017 11:25:45 -0500 Shady Oaks celebrates National Nursing Home Week Wed, 24 May 2017 11:25:39 -0500 Area arrests On Thursday, May 11, Joshua Lindberg, an employee of Rent-A-Ride, reported a 2012 Chevy Impala that had been rented to Joshua Chambers was not returned. It was to be returned by Wednesday, May 10.... Wed, 24 May 2017 11:25:34 -0500 Thayer holds first Spring Fair This past week, just in time for summer break from school, many residents and visitors enjoyed a fun-filled time at the first Thayer Spring Fair that was held Tuesday, May 16 through Saturday, May... Wed, 24 May 2017 11:25:29 -0500 Tri-county high speed chase ends in Thayer After leading police in a high-speed chase across three Missouri counties, a Pacific, Mo. man was apprehended after crashing the stolen vehicle he was driving in Thayer on Saturday, May 20. In a car... Wed, 24 May 2017 11:24:39 -0500 Rogers awarded first year scholarship Earlier this year, a story was published in Avenues (Areawide Media’s monthly magazine) about local businessman, John Kunkel and his efforts to give back to the community for years to come. Those... Wed, 24 May 2017 11:21:47 -0500 EFO tornado confirmed in Thayer The morning of Saturday, May 20 a small tornado went over the city of Thayer. Even though the tornado did not touch down, it did take down many trees and left much of the city without power. The area... Wed, 24 May 2017 11:13:01 -0500