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Highland School Superintendent accepts contract buy out (07/26/16)
The Highland School Board voted unanimously to buy Superintendent Tracy Webb out of of her remaining contract effective immediately. The buyout was at Webb's request. Following a two hour executive session at the regularly scheduled board meeting July 26, a motion was read by board member Renee Clay-Circle to buy Webb out a $153,000. ...
The Rebekah Gould Series: A Father's Journey, as told by Dr. Gould Part 1 (07/21/16)
Who is Rebekah's father? Areawide Media wanted to get a glimpse into a man devoted to his family and hear how people like Dr. Larry Gould survive personally and emotionally after the horrific tragedy of losing his daughter 22-year-old Rebekah to a brutal murder in Izard County nearly 12 years ago. ...
Life experiences inspires local musician's singing career.. Smith and Western (07/20/16)
Whether you know him as the front man for the band Smith N Western or as musician and writer, Travis Tyler, known to many as Travis Smith, is a hometown boy chasing his dreams. Many may have had the chance to listen to his vocal talents at the Oregon County Fair or most recently at the Fourth of July celebrations held in Alton...
Wall project to honor veterans (07/20/16)
The American Legion Post 55, which is based in Mammoth Spring, is offering an opportunity for veterans to be honored and recognized with the goal of building a veteran's memorial wall that will be in the miniature park west of the Mammoth Spring City Hall...
Smart Growth America visits Alton (07/20/16)
Creating a sense of place is one way to help a community to grow and thrive, not to just survive. This past week a planning meeting for economic and fiscal health presentation and workshop was held in Alton. Members of USDA joined with members from Smart Growth America to hold a presentation on Wednesday, July 13 and Thursday, July 14 to hold a community development and sustainability workshop...
Second debate to be held in Thayer (07/20/16)
The Aug. 2 election is getting closer and as it nears the race is heating up as candidates try to win at the polls. Saturday, July 9 a political debate sponsored by Wayne Simmons was held at the Alton FEMA building. In a session that lasted three and a half hours, candidates introduced themselves and addressed any questions or concerns that voters had about the candidate's ideas and previous experience they had in regards to the position they were running for...
Thayer residents to see increase in rates... (07/20/16)
This month the council addressed concerns and requests including an additional handicap parking spot for the library, fireworks and raising the water and sewer rates for the city of Thayer. After approving minutes from the month of June and the July financial report the council moved on to the rest of the agenda beginning with public participation...
Building Dreams ... The legacy of Bobby Williams (07/20/16)
The legacy one leaves behind is not in things, but in the memories implanted within the hearts of loved ones. Nothing more true could be said of a person than Bobby Williams, a man who was self transplanted to the Hardy area in 1975 from Tennessee and immediately began making the area better than he found it. ...
Weston is in remission!!! (07/20/16)
Salem resident Weston Burke is in REMISSION. Burke, who is just three years old was recently diagnosed with Leukemia on June 12. After weeks of receiving treatment at the Arkansas Children's Hospital, Joey and Cassie Burke recently posted to Facebook that Weston is in remission...
The Rebekah Gould Series: A Father's Journey, as told by Dr. Gould Part 1 (07/20/16)
Who is Rebekah's father? Areawide Media wanted to get a glimpse into a man devoted to his family and hear how people like Dr. Larry Gould survive personally and emotionally after the horrific tragedy of losing his daughter 22-year-old Rebekah to a brutal murder in Izard County nearly 12 years ago. ...
Fulton County Fair Opening soon (07/20/16)
The 2016 Fulton County Fair opens on Monday, July 25 with new facilities, new exhibits and contests, and new events. It will run through Saturday, July 30 at the Fulton County Fairgrounds, Civic Center Road, Salem, Ark. Dairy Queen of Salem is the "Presenting Sponsor" and invites everyone to be a part of the fair. "It Takes A Community to Make A Fair" is the theme for the six day fair. Official fair t-shirts are on sale at the fair office and at area businesses...
Friends of Jamis Dockins remember... (07/20/16)
In the midst of heartache residents of Viola managed to raise almost $17,000 at a benefit auction on July 8, for the family of 18-year-old Viola resident Jamis Dockins who was recently killed in a tragic one vehicle car accident on June 26 near Viola. All the proceeds went to help with funeral expenses for Dockins...
Farewell to Friday (07/20/16)
There are few who make their mark on a community in a short time. Former Fulton County Sheriff Earl "Friday" Hurtt was just that man. Those who knew him say he was fair. Hurtt still maintains a record for the largest marijuana bust in Fulton County history. The gentleman sheriff who has been compared to Andy Griffith passed away July 7 at the age of 86. His life and years as sheriff leave a legacy to many and fond memories in the hearts of all who knew him...
Ash Flat saves $800,000 on new city hall and police department (07/20/16)
Crews are working hard on the new location for Ash Flat City Hall and Police Department. Renovations are being completed and the project is on the downhill slope to being ready for the move. Those who frequently drive past the current city hall, can see the new location is just a short distance away, so they won't be moving far. Currently the police department is operating out of the fire department and prior to that move, the city was renting an office space for almost $1,000 a month...
Civil War Marker dedicated in Evening Shade (07/20/16)
Sharp County received its first Civil War Marker in Evening Shade and held a dedication ceremony on Saturday, July 9 at the Evening Shade Pavilion. With rain in the forecast, one would have thought not many would show up, but that wasn't the case. Approximately 100 people attended the event and enjoyed live music, stories from Sharp County's past and free hot dogs...
Hardy A&P helps upgrade camper park (07/20/16)
The Hardy RV Camper Park has recently received a much needed facelift and the upgrades aren't finished yet. Hardy Volunteer Fire Department is once again running the park, after a two summer break. Once learning about the upgrades needed at the park, Hardy Advertising and Promotions Commission re-allocated funds to assist the fire department with some changes...
Mayor of Hardy's resignation follows recorder/treasurer's (07/19/16)
Nina Thornton, Mayor of Hardy, announced her resignation at the regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday, July 19. Thornton's resignation follows recorder/treasurer Carolyn Groves' resignation that was announced at a special meeting last week on Thursday, July 14...
Cave City officer shot at during pursuit, second suspect arrested for connected vehicle and burglaries (07/13/16)
Every time you turn on the TV, there is another report of a police officer being shot or something related to the war on police officers. It is something small communities like Sharp County would hope they don't have to worry about, but police officers everywhere are on high alert, and for good reason...
Most Wanted by Thayer PD and Oregon County SD (07/13/16)
Quinton L. Caldwell is wanted by the Thayer Police Department for indecent exposure and property damage. There is a bond of $1,000 cash or corporate surety. If you have any information regarding this person, please contact the Thayer Police Department at 417-264-3819...
Quick action rescues baby from car (07/13/16)
Recently, thanks to quick action from all involved, a baby that was accidentally locked in a car was rescued from rising temperatures on a hot summer morning. The parent of the infant realized that when the car door had closed, it was locked. A local locksmith company, Unlock-It Lockout Service was contacted immediately...
Myrtle native named FSA County Executive Director (07/13/16)
A familiar face to many has taken the position of executive director of the USDA Missouri Farm Service Agency for Oregon and Howell Counties. Logan McGhee, Myrtle native and 2010 graduate of Couch High School, is now the County Executive Director as of June 13. McGhee has been with the organization for approximately one and a half years...
Planning to serve TPD and OCSD (07/13/16)
Two Thayer men graduated from the Sheriff's Academy on Thursday, July 7 at the Civic Center in West Plains. In a ceremony that was attended by family, friends and fellow officers from surrounding areas, the accomplishments of these young men were celebrated after they all completed an 11-month training period in order to serve and protect members of their communities. Graduates were pinned and welcomed to their departments as part of the ceremony...
Fulton County Quorum Court has busy agenda (07/13/16)
The Fulton County Quorum Court met in regular session on July 11 with a full agenda. Zimmer updated the court on miscellaneous projects in the county. "I received notification concerning the Humphrey's/Ford Bridge Project. We have the court order which lists all the affected owners and they are currently working to finalize the alignment plans and the final center line. ...
Fulton County sees 42 jailed during holiday weekend (07/13/16)
The Fourth of July weekend brought in more than fireworks and family friendly fun to the Fulton County area. Community members and tourists settled in for a long holiday weekend and the Salem Police Department and the Fulton County Sheriff's Office prepared for their busiest weekend of the year...
Two injured in wrecks in Fulton County (07/13/16)
Traffic was still heavy after the busy Fourth of July season in the Fulton County area. On Friday, July 8 by 12, two accidents had already taken place. Luckily, there were minor injuries in both accidents. One injury was reported in a one vehicle rollover accident on Highway 62 west of Viola at mile marker 16. ...