Area to see multiple Easter festivities
Hardy The City of Hardy and the Highland Elks Lodge 2359 have partnered to host a community wide Easter Egg hunt for children ages one to 12 slated for April 15 at Loberg Park in Hardy beginning at 10 a.m. "We're going to have face painting and the Elks are bringing their drug awareness trailer and will be giving away coloring books," said event volunteer, Freda Gamblin. "FNBC has also helped support us in this event."...
April is Child Abuse Prevention month
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and if you have driven past the large "HARDY" flowerbed, located on the hillside near the stoplight in Hardy, you may have noticed some flashes of blue and silver. On April 7, Karen Martins and Holly Morgan with the Inspired Communities Foundation, placed pinwheels to help raise awareness to help prevent child abuse...
Lights out in northern Sharp County
More than 2,000 residents in northern Sharp County awoke to find they had no power April 6. Residents in Cherokee Village, Highland and Ash Flat, who receive power from Entergy, experienced the outage around 6:30 a.m. after a disconnect switch located in the Highland substation malfunctioned...
Cherokee Village man makes false report; admits to using meth
A Cherokee Village man was arrested April 2 after he falsely reported a prowler and admitted to using methamphetamine. According to a report from the Cherokee Village Police Department, Cherokee Village Officer Steve Powell responded to a call around 10:45 p.m. April 1, placed by Oty Crowe Jr., 61. When Powell arrived on scene, he saw Crowe standing outside swinging a pistol around...
Cave City man arrested and charged with burglary and theft
Lying to the police never pays off. This is exactly what one Cave City man discovered after he received multiple felony charges March 29. According to a report from the Cave City Police Department, Justin Paul Henderson, 40, was taken into custody after he was discovered to have committed several robberies...
Cherokee Village Senior Center to hold annual rummage sale
The Cherokee Village Senior Center will hold their annual rummage sale fundraising event April 22 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the center located next to city hall in Cherokee Village. According to Diane Knauss, manager for the center, there will be a wide variety of items to browse and they are also accepting donated items which will be added to the sale...
Local shooting range to host charity event
The Turkey Pen Shooting Range in Highland will host a charity shooting match April 23 from 1 to 5 p.m. According to Mike Orosz, owner of the range, entry to the event is $25 and the proceeds will be donated to help with cancer research. "We've partnered with Walmart and are holding a charity match for the Susan G. Komen Foundation's Race for the Cure for breast cancer," Orosz said...
Inmates speak out with hopes to encourage others
Fulton County Sheriff Al Roork spoke with a colleague about how the judicial system is in so many words... broken. He pondered at what he could do to begin a change and that was when he decided the most important sentiment with the general public was to inform and to educate...
A Tribute to Tate
After three months of battling stage-four stomach cancer, Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence passed away on Friday, April 7. Lawrence's obituary is included from Eddie's Family Funeral Home in Melbourne: "Harris Tate Lawrence, Jr. died peacefully in his home on Friday, April 7, 2017. ...
Community leader injured in tractor accident
Dr. Jim Bozeman sustained multiple injuries as a result of being ran over by a tractor on Tuesday, April 4. Sheriff Al Roork reported that Chief Deputy John Cawvey handled the scene and that Bozeman hit a rock, which bumped him off the tractor, with him landing in front of the back tractor ties. ...
Viola Elementary student to compete in National Hoop Shoot
Andrea McCandlis has been participating in the Elks Hoop Shoot all the way from a local level, and is currently preparing to compete at the national level. She was the winner of local, state and regional finals. McCandlis first competed at the local level with Salem School District, Melbourne School District, ICC School District, Highland School District and within her own school district, Viola Elementary...
Tri-County Recycling Center continues success
There are many "best kept secrets," right here in the Ozarks, but the Tri-County Recycling Center may be one of the biggest secrets around. Brian Watson has managed the recycling center for close to a year and a half, and didn't know about it until he began working there. ...
Upcoming Events in Fulton and Izard Counties
Friday, April 14 Friday Nights with Friends, Old Main Auditorium, Chuck Young, Johnny Medford and Friends, 6 p.m. Saturday, April 15 Faith Country Church Easter Egg Hunt, Salem, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Salem United Methodist Church, Easter Egg Hunt and Lunch, 11 a.m...
Oregon County holds mock car accident
Most people have been touched by the after effects of a vehicle accident or know someone that has been. To present the importance of being a responsible and safe driver, the Alton R-IV School District and Alton FBLA partnered with the Oregon County Sheriff's Office, the Alton Police Department, Alton Fire Department, Oregon County Coroner Tom Clary, the Oregon County Ambulance District and Air Evac to hold a mock car accident on Friday, April 7...
Investigation results in six drug arrests at residence in Alton
An investigation involving officers from the Alton Police Department, Oregon County Sheriff's Office and the South Central Drug Task Force, has resulted in six persons being arrested and two receiving citations at a residence inside the city of Alton...
Oregon County election results
The unofficial results for the General Municipal Election for Oregon County that was held Tuesday, April 4 are in. There were three candidates running for the Oregon County Health Department Board, where two were chosen for the positions. Those running received the following amount of votes: Beatrice A. Jordan received 14.89 percent, John W. Barton received 36.36 percent and Sheila Smith had 48.64 percent of the votes...
Mammoth Spring home lost to fire
The Mammoth Spring Fire Department responded to a structure fire the morning of Monday, April 3. The ambulance was first on the scene at 5:01 a.m. The resident of the house ran down the street and knocked on the door of the ambulance base for them to dispatch the fire department to the scene because his phone was still in the house. ...
Missouri State Highway Patrol responds to accidents
The morning of Monday, April 3 a woman received minor injuries in a two-vehicle accident that occurred four miles west of Alton on Hwy. P. The accident occurred when Crystal D. Wilson, 36, of Alton, was backing a 2006 Dodge Durango out of a private driveway and into the path of a 1995 Chevy Silverado driven by Michael D. Peralta of Alton...
Four drug arrests made in Oregon County
An investigation involving officers from the Alton Police Department, Oregon County Sheriff's Office, South Central Drug Task Force and Thayer Police Department, has resulted in four arrests at three residences in rural Oregon County. On March 28, officers served a search warrant at the Brandon D. ...
Roots to Wings Children's Center underway in Sharp County
A concept started more than a year ago may soon be a reality after House Bill 1849, a bill allowing an expansion on where children are placed once removed from their homes, was passed by the state legislatures last week. According to Deanna Jones, founder of the Roots to Wings Children's Center, it was this time last year when she began to notice the volume of children in Sharp and the surrounding counties had few options for places to go. ...
Ash Flat City Council moves reserve officer to part time
The Ash Flat City Council met March 21 to discuss a variety of topics including the announcement of retirement for Captain Rob Simmers, who had been a fire fighter with the city for 30 years. "He's been a good man and we hate to see him go," Mayor Larry Fowler said. Simmers' party took place March 30 at the Ash Flat Fire Department...
CV Animal Control welcomes public
Cherokee Village Animal Control welcomed pet lovers and their dogs to stop by for a visit to see all the dogs and cats available for adoption at the animal shelter on March 27 from 12 noon to 3 p.m. The open house featured dog training and dog agility demonstrations given by Cherokee Village Animal Control Officer Ariel Housmann. ...