SCED Commission joins #shoplocal initiative
The Sharp County Economic Development Commission has partnered with Areawide Media in order to further launch the #ShopLocal campaign through an addition which will allow citizens to have a voice. According to Commissioner John Kunkel, he said he realizes there are some items which may not currently be available for purchase inside Sharp County. ...
Forschler's purchases Tri County
Famous photographer Chris Grosser once said, "Opportunities don't happen. You create them. "This fitting quote adequately applies to the announcement given Feb. 10 by Matt Forschler and his Chief Marketing Officer and business partner Hazelle Whited, that the Forschler Family of Companies has purchased Tri County Farm and Ranch in Ash Flat...
Vehicle crashes through SRAS Headquarters in CV
Although the paramedics and EMT's at the Spring River Ambulance Service are conditioned for responding quickly to emergency situations, they didn't have far to travel Feb. 6 after a car came crashing through the crew quarters of their home base in Cherokee Village...
Emergency personnel stays busy in Sharp County
Just moments after crews had finished with an emergency involving a vehicle crashing into the Spring River Ambulance Service headquarters in Cherokee Village, they were paged to a second accident with a similar tune Feb. 6 at 2212 Highway 62/412, near Ivey's Tire Center in Highland...
Hardy PD recovers stolen vehicle
A Louisiana woman was arrested and charged with felony theft by receiving Feb. 6, after it was discovered the vehicle she had been driving was stolen. According to a report from the Hardy Police Department, Amy Cone, 28, of Franklinton, La., was traveling down Main Street in Hardy around 3:40 a.m. when Hardy Officer Scott Hart noticed her vehicle did not display a license plate...
Rocks fall on River Road means close call for motorist
A motorist in Hardy experienced a close call on Highway 342, also known as River Road, Feb. 9 after several tons of rock broke loose from the bluffs which run parallel to the road and fell into her path. According to Jennifer Rikard, who had taken pictures of the rock in the roadway, her friend had come into a local business late at night to use a phone to report the incident...
New Life Church in Ash Flat welcomes pastor after medical absence
On Feb. 5, for the first time in more than two months, Pastor Chris Hancock entered the New Life Church in Ash Flat and took his place behind the pulpit to share the word of God with his congregation. Hancock hadn't been on vacation nor away for a sabbatical, but rather he had been fighting for his life in a hospital bed...
A tribute to a community angel...Charolete Williams
Anyone who knew Fulton County resident Charolete Williams, was truly touched by her radiant spirit and her positive outlook on life. Hundreds of people took to Facebook to mourn the loss of their "Charley," who recently lost her battle to cancer. Though she is no longer with us, Charolete will forever live in the hearts of everyone she met because she truly was an angel. ...
Two registered sex offenders arrested for failing to verify residence
Fulton County resident, Donald Wayne Williams, was arrested recently for failure to comply with registration and reporting requirements, a class C felony. On Sept. 7., 2016, Williams reported to the Fulton County Sheriff's Department as required by the Sex Offender Registration Act for verification of residence. ...
Izard County man brings smoking device to court
A Black Rock man appeared in Izard County Circuit Court on Wednesday, Feb. 8 and according to Sgt. Gabe Sanders, the man smelled heavily of marijuana. When confronted by Sgt. Gabe Sanders, Corey Austin Mayes, 25, admitted that he had earlier smoked marijuana and a smoking device was discovered in his pocket. ...
Izard County woman robs clerk while paying fines
In another court incident, Latisha Darlene Hendee, 53, of Melbourne, is accused of taking a wallet from a court clerk while in the office to pay fines. Hendee is charged with theft of property and was arrested Feb. 4 after turning herself in to authorities. Hendee posted a cash bond of $500 the day of her arrest, was released from the Izard County Detention Facility and given a March 2 court date...
St. Jude Radiothon a success
Once again, the community joined together to help raise money for a very worthy cause. Many fundraisers are held throughout the year so schools, organization and businesses can contribute to the grand total raised when this special day rolls around...
Helping others through FAITH, INC.
There are many local organizations that focus on helping those in need. In Oregon County there is one in particular that is dedicated to helping organizations that are sometimes looked over. FAITH, INC., which stands for "For All Interested There's Hope in the Name of Christ," focuses on helping children, families and the elderly in the community...
Lieutenant Colonel Grossman to give presentation at THS
Retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel, Dave Grossman, will be visiting Oregon County to present "The Bullet Proof Mind and Safe Schools/Healthy Students Combating the Threat." Grossman is P.O.S.T Certified for L.E. and is a scholar, author and speaker that is internationally recognized to be "one of the world's foremost experts in the field of human aggression and the roots of violence and violent crime."...
Delta Dental visits Thayer Elementary
Students from Thayer Elementary School assembled to enjoy a special presentation on the morning of Tuesday, Feb. 7. This presentation was not just to entertain the young students, but to also educate them on the importance of proper dental habits. In honor of February being National Children's Dental Health Month, the Thayer Elementary School was visited by Delta Dental of Missouri's Tooth Wizard and Plaqueman to encourage children to implement good oral and healthy habits...
Forschler purchase of Tri County brings refocus of products and services for ranch, farm and home needs
The Forschler Family of Companies announced their most recent expansion Feb.10 with the following press release during a conference held at Tri County Farm & Ranch Supply, Inc. Check out the Feb. 14 edition of The Villager Journal for an exclusive with the new owners...
RPSC sends young representatives to President Trump's inauguration
Republican Party of Sharp County [RPSC] Statesman, Ethan Barnes and Stateswoman Amy Renee-Clay Thomas witnessed history in the making the week of Jan. 20, as they sat just a short distance away and watched Donald Trump become the President of the United States of America...
Highland art students dive into unique project
Some students at Highland High School are taking the phrase 'sleeping under the stars' to a whole new level as they work to complete one of Dewana McIntosh's newest class projects. According to McIntosh, art teacher for the high school, in one of her classes the students were recently assigned a project in which they would paint a famous person on a sheet or curtain...
Three Sharp County residents were arrested and received multiple charges
Three Sharp County residents were arrested and charged with multiple felonies Jan. 31 after what began as a search for a wanted man, eventually ended with two in immediate custody and the capture of the third later in the evening. According to a report from the Hardy Police Department, a group of officers had met at the Hardy Police Department around 5 p.m. to discuss a plan to locate Sharp County resident Wesley Mead...
Race for the Cure comes to Jonesboro
In the State of Arkansas, according to the Arkansas Department of Health, breast cancer is the number one cancer, and the second leading cause of cancer deaths among women in Arkansas. On Jan. 31, an exciting announcement was made by the Susan G. Komen Foundation during a press conference held in the Jonesboro City Council Chambers in which they announced the first ever Komen Northeast Arkansas Race for the Cure, set for May 6 in Jonesboro...
Highland School Board approves the search for grants
The Highland School Board voted to approve the pursuit of obtaining grant funding to create a school based health clinic Jan. 31 during their regular meeting. The vote followed after Highland Superintendent Don Sharp told the board he and other school employees had attended a meeting the day before...
Gateway CASA needs volunteers
Have you ever had the desire to help children in your area, but just weren't sure how? If so, volunteering with Gateway CASA may be for you. According to April Garrett, Sharp County Advocate Coordinator, there are some upcoming training sessions for the 3rd Judicial District which encompasses Sharp, Lawrence, Randolph and Jackson Counties. ...
No mumps at Highland School District
The Highland Central Office received notification that the test results of students who had been tested for mumps were negative Feb. 1. On Jan. 29, the school had two suspected cases of mumps in the district. According to Kasey Carter, although the school has taken proactive measures to try and limit the possibility of a student having a positive test result, things happen...
False alarm on Alton School Campus
On Wednesday, Feb. 1, rumors quickly began circulating throughout Oregon County that there was an active shooter at the Alton School Campus. The rumors began the school was placed on lockdown due to reports of a suspicious person near the campus. On the day of the incident, Areawide Media contacted Oregon County Sheriff Eric King who informed the media that no shots were fired and the school was on lockdown as a precaution. ...