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Willie Gene Oyler (08/23/16)
Willie Gene Oyler, 86, of Ash Flat died Monday, Aug. 15, 2016 at Eagle Crest Nursing and Rehabilitation. He was born Aug. 24, 1929 at Ash Flat, Ark. to Bill and Rosie (Rogers) Oyler. He was a janitor at the Ash Flat Schools in his early years. Next he surveyed lots and roads when Cooper Communities started in 1958. He then bought out Cooper Communities and started Village Surveying. He was a former member of the Highland School Board. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and being outdoors...
DEATH NOTICES for week of August 15-18, 2016 (08/23/16)
John Seitz, died Aug. 6 at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. Arrangements by Barker Funeral Home in Salem. Charles Shirley Mudford, 81, of Cherokee Village, died Aug. 9 at his home in Cherokee Village. Arrangements by Tri-County Funeral Home of Highland...
Mayor Jackson creates 20-year plan to save Hardy over $1 million (08/23/16)
Hardy Mayor Jason Jackson has hit the ground running since he was appointed mayor earlier this month. One of his main goals is to save the city of Hardy money and has already put a plan in motion. Council members and Hardy residents applauded when Jackson said the changes will save over one million dollars over the next 20 years. Jackson discussed this plan and other projects he has begun at the council meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 16...
Quorum Court establishes Sharp County Economic Development Commission (08/23/16)
During August's Sharp County Quorum Court meeting, Judge Larry Brown passed an ordinance to establish the Sharp County Economic Development Commission. The purpose of the commission is to promote, enhance and develop businesses, as well as strengthen the local economy by providing jobs. ...
Thayer rescinds previous water rate increase (08/23/16)
Thayer City Council met in regular session this week in which they readdressed water and sewer rates along with other business. The council also held two special hearings, one regarding zoning and the second was a tax levy hearing. The council approved the consent agenda, the July financial report and bills paid and to be paid. ...
Construction of Jim Walling Livestock Center complete (08/23/16)
The Fulton County Fair Association recently constructed a new 60 x 125 ft. livestock barn at the Fulton County Fairgrounds. Fair officials made the decision to construct the new facility in April after surveying the old structure and finding it unsafe for use. ...
Salem schools off to a good start (08/23/16)
The Salem School Board met on Monday, August 15th, opening day for the 2016-2017 school year. Administrators told the board the first day of school went smoothly and opening day attendance was good. Superintendent Wayne Guiltner said 363 students were present at the high school and 424 students at the elementary. ...
FCH governing board holds monthly meeting (08/23/16)
The Fulton County Hospital Board meeting was held on Aug. 22 in the Hospital Conference Room. The meeting was called to order by Chairman of the Board, Rob Long at 6:00 p.m. Long took a brief moment to welcome new board member, Charles French. After the minutes of June's meeting were reviewed, Long opened the floor for discussion and a motion to approve the minutes was presented by Jim Bozeman MD, with Charles Owens seconding the motion, and the motion was passed...
Rain holds off for annual Backpack Extravaganza (08/18/16)
With weather forecasts warning people about flooding, one can only imagine the thoughts and questions running through the heads of the parents and children who have come to love and look forward to the annual Backpack Extravaganza held at the Highland Assembly of God. The event was held Saturday, Aug. 13...
Sharp County OEM deems "Kaboom at SC Courthouse" a good exercise (08/18/16)
Sharp County Office of Emergency Management recently organized what they called, "Kaboom at Sharp County Courthouse." The catchy title suited the active shooter/bomb threat simulation held at the Sharp County Courthouse on Wednesday, Aug. 10. OEM is required to perform at least one yearly drill by the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (ADEM). ...
The Show Must Go ON (08/18/16)
This year's Watermelon Festival went off without a hitch Thursday evening. Aside from some humidity, the weather was enjoyable. Festival goers indulged in a plethora of food, commercial and craft vendors, as well as phenomenal music. Two of Cave City's very own praise and worship bands started off the eve-...
Prison chaplain goes to prison following guilty plea (08/18/16)
On July 5, a guilty plea from Kenneth Dewitt was accepted by Judge Harold Erwin. Dewitt, 67, was charged with 50 counts of felony sexual assault against three female inmates over a period of three years while he was employed as a chaplain at the Arkansas Department of Corrections McPherson Women's Unit near Newport...
FNBC Bank to Sponsor Ozarka College's Sprint at the Spring 5K (08/18/16)
FNBC Bank will once again be the presenting sponsor at the 2nd annual Ozarka College Sprint at the Spring 5K. This 5K run/walk is being hosted by the Ozarka College Foundation on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016, with all proceeds benefiting Ozarka College - Mammoth Spring. The race will begin at 7:30 a.m. in the Mammoth Spring State Park...
Timbo holding gun and knife show (08/18/16)
A gun and knife show will be held on Saturday, Oct. 8, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 9, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Stone County Fairgrounds in Mtn. View, Ark. Admission is $5 for adults 12 and older. Over 90 tables of guns and knives. Brought to you by the Timbo Volunteer Fire Department. ...
Salem Quorum Court holds monthly meeting (08/18/16)
Torrential rains, dry spells and road washouts have been hard on equipment at the Fulton County Road Department this year. At the Tuesday, August 8th meeting of the Fulton County Quorum Court, County Judge Darrell Zimmer asked for some adjustments in the department's Parts and Repairs and Gravel, Dirt and Sand budgets...
Grinder to replace Bozeman at Salem Wound Care Clinic (08/18/16)
The Fulton County Hospital Wound Care Clinic has been serving the surrounding communities for the past two years. Charles Grinder APRN is the clinic's newest provider. Jim Bozeman M.D., who retired in June of 2016, assisted in starting the new service offered by the hospital. Bozeman trained and has mentored Grinder with regards to protocols for wound care...
Melbourne Elementary building ready for new year (08/18/16)
The new building houses kindergarten through sixth grade with most of the classrooms looking the same. Some may have more windows than others because of the architectural design of the building. The kindergarten and first grade classrooms have restrooms that connect with another classroom. ...
Melbourne Elementary is ready for their first school year in their new buildingThe new building houses kindergarten through sixth grade with most of the classrooms looking the same. Some may have more windows than others because of the architectural (08/18/16)
Thayer Beta Club attends convention (08/18/16)
Several members of the Thayer Beta Club recently attended the national convention in New Orleans, La. While in historical New Orleans, members enjoyed the food and culture this unique area offered and visited the Aquarium of the Americas. Along with attending four general sessions, seven members competed in junior/ senior division 1 & 2 categories. ...
Trail of Tears topic at OCHS meeting Trail of Tears topic at OCHS meeting (08/18/16)
The Oregon County Historical Society met for their regular monthly meeting on Friday, Aug. 12 at the Country Cottage. They welcomed Deloris Gray Wood, president of the Missouri Chapter of the Trail of Tears Association and Mike Crawford, a 20-year member of the Trail of Tears Association...
Efforts to help end childhood hunger in Ozarks (08/18/16)
No child should have to worry about where his or her food will be coming from next. One in five families have an annual income of only $15,000. Due to this low income, many families have to make the decision between choosing to pay rent, electricity or other bills or to buy food. ...
Myers Pharmacy closes its doors after 37 years of service to the community (08/18/16)
In a day and age when mom and pop stores are a rarity, Myers Pharmacy has stayed true to their roots and to their love of their patients and community. However, after making the difficult decision to sell the business, the pharmacy will be closing its doors...
Alderman to mayor in one night... Hardy City Council appoints one of their own to serve as mayor (08/12/16)
Hardy City Council is now short one alderman. Alderman Jason Jackson was appointed by council members to finish out the vacant mayor's position on Tuesday, Aug. 2. Ex-mayor Nina Thornton resigned at the previous council meeting citing "health issues" as the reason for her resignation. ...
The Food Bank of North Central Arkansas strives for public awareness (08/10/16)
The Food Bank of North Central Arkansas serves an estimated 38,000 unduplicated individuals annually and an estimated 14,500 households annually. Fulton County resident and Chairman of the Board for the food bank Logan Stone stated he wants to raise awareness and inform the public about the non-profit organization that serves 76 agencies across nine counties including Sharp, Fulton, Izard, Baxter, Boone, Marion, Newton, Searcy and Stone counties. ...
Gun range to offer practical training to public (08/10/16)
In the midst of present day violence and the uncertainty of what is to come, being able to protect oneself is imperative for the citizens of this country. Self-protection and feeling secure is something that Melbourne resident, retired Criminal Investigation Division Instructor and former Navy Seal instructor Captain John Slater wants to empower local citizens to do...