Lady Greyhounds Second in Class 2A State Golf Tournament
Last year, they knocked loudly on the door. This year, they nearly knocked the door down. After finishing in seventh-place at the Girls' Class 2A State Golf Tournament in Eureka Springs last fall, this time around, the Salem Lady Greyhounds upped the ante and ended their season with a second-place finish...
Salem City Council holds monthly meeting; Discusses new business
Salem City Council held their monthly meeting on Sept. 22, 2016. During the meeting, Judge Daniel Busch informed all Council members of four items that were needing to be discussed as new business. In last month's meeting, Public Works Department Manager, Bill Worsham explained that one of the City's Bad Boy mowers had blown a head gasket and would need to be replaced. Because of the need of a large-cut mower, Busch brought to discussion the need to purchase a new mower for the City...
Volunteers repair Fountain Place's fountain
Volunteers recently worked to repair the fountain at Fountain Place in Cherokee Village. Top photo: Volunteers who worked on the fountain. Bottom photos: Fountain Place residents and volunteers enjoying the newly repaired fountain.
Planning and Zoning Meeting in Cherokee Village
A large group of citizens gathered at City Hall in Cherokee Village Sept. 22 for a Planning and Zoning Commission hearing. During the meeting, those in attendance were able to provide input concerning the proposed changes to zoning codes for the city. No action was taking by the commission during the meeting but expect to come to a decision during their Oct. 3 meeting which will be held at 6 p.m. at city hall. The public is encouraged to attend...
Cave City High School's Fall Royalty Court
The Cave City High School's Fall Royalty Court was introduced Sept. 23 prior to the beginning of the conference opener football game. The 2016 Cave City royalty are: Freshman, Anna Bailey and Hanna Wojcik; sophomores, Emma Bray and Kayla Mayberry; juniors Faith Fox and Clare Sandy; senior's Alli Landers and Hailey Stigall...
Turtle Island PowWow weekend kicks off soon
Do you enjoy learning about other cultures, people and their history? If so, the seventh annual Turtle Island PowWow presented by the Turtle Island Native American Association, slated for Sept. 30 -- Oct. 2 at Loberg Park in Hardy is for you. The PowWow will open each day at 9 a.m. and admission is free, though donations are accepted. Each day those in attendance will feature Native American craft vendors and demonstrations...
Harvestfest committee prepares for the biggest year yet
This year marks the fourth annual Harvestfest slated for Oct. 1 from 1 to 10 p.m. at Town Center in Cherokee Village. Festival Chair, Pamela Rowland said this year's event will be bigger and better than in years past. The theme, "Into the Forest", will take festival goers on an adventure complete with fairies, sprites and more. Entry into the festival is $3 per person and Rowland says the funds go to help pay for the festival each year and allow the committee to offer a new theme...
Cave City Charter Program deemed a success
More than 50 students of Cave City High School (CCH) were recognized Sept. 23 as they gathered on the football field of the Cave City football stadium Sept. 23 at half time. The students present for the recognition ceremony are less than half of those who participate in the school's charter program...
Centennial Bank partners with DHS for annual coat drive
Centennial Bank has partnered with the Sharp County Department of Human Services (DHS) for the third annual coat drive. According to Trisha Collins-Bushey, manager of Centennial Bank in Highland, the team at Centennial has already set up their pumpkin patch in the lobby and would like to encourage the community to participate in the drive...
CES reads to Eaglecrest residents
A group of third grade students from Cherokee Elementary School spent time bridging the generation gap Sept. 22 as they took a short field trip to Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehab in Ash Flat to read to the residents. According to Meg Barnes, principal for CES this is the third year the school has partnered with the rehabilitation facility...
Hardy prepares for annual Homesteaders Day
This year marks the 26th annual Hardy Homesteaders Day slated for Oct. 1 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Loberg Park in Hardy. The annual festival gives younger generations the opportunity to see how life was lived during the pioneering days. "It's a lot of work for a one day show but we enjoy doing it to demonstrate how it used to be. ...
Cameras installed to keep watch in Hardy
The Hardy Police Department is taking a proactive approach to crime by installing cameras along Main Street. According to Hardy Police Chief Scott Rose, he hopes the cameras will serve as a deterrent and help prevent crime. "We've had some recent criminal activity on Main Street and you're aware of the tagging that was done to the buildings," Rose said referring to historical buildings being spray painted with graffiti. ...
Kodak moment when soldier surprises younger siblings
Those who use social media have probably seen the heartwarming and tearjerking videos of soldiers being reunited with loved ones. Whether it has happened at an airport or appearing unexpectedly at a loved one's job or school, the touching scene is sure to spark emotion...
Sharp County school board election results in new members
New faces will be seen around the table of the Highland School Board following the results of the Sept. 20 School Board elections. For Position 7, Justin "Jud" Dunn received 480 votes, beating his opponent and incumbent Stan Rider who received 397 votes total...
Fulton County Hospital Board discusses monthly financials
Monday, Sept. 26, the Fulton County Hospital Governor's Board met in regular session. The main topic of discussion was the finances. John Welch, CPA, of Welch, Couch & Company stated the Hospital had a good month by way of financials during August. The Net Income for the month of August was $54,400, with a decrease in cash by $30,468. ...
Salem School Board talks business
The Salem School Board had a busy agenda to discuss during the regular monthly meeting, held Sept. 26. A school board reorganization was approved. Wanda Cole is president of the school board, vice president is Karen Coffman and secretary is Dr. Guy Smith...
Blood Mobile stops by FCH
The Fulton County Hospital held a blood drive on Sept. 21 at the Fulton County Hopsital in Salem. Many donors took time out of their day to save a life.
Rebekah Gould Series
More details concerning the cold blooded murder of Rebekah Gould will be released as promised. There are those working behind the scenes and conducting their own investigation. As questions are answered and details are revealed, they will be released to the public...
Phony Money recovered in Izard County
Phony money has been passed through Izard County this past weekend. Sheriff Tate Lawrence reported that several counterfeit bills appeared at various locations in Horseshoe Bend and Calico Rock. Three $100 bills, a $20 bill and a $10 bill were all recovered in Horseshoe Bend; another fake $100 bill was recovered in Calico Rock...
TPD parking lot receives face-lift
Driving through downtown Thayer you may noticed improvements that have been made to the Thayer Police Department parking lot. The area recently received a face lift with a generous donation. Wednesday, Sept. 21, a road crew company, that wishes to stay anonymous, refinished the parking lot to show appreciation for officers at the local police department...
Thayer council addresses sewer rates
The Thayer Council met in regular session on Tuesday, Sept. 13 to address sewer rate fees along with other city business. After the council approved the Aug. financial report, bills paid and to be paid, the purchase of tax statements for the 2016 tax season and the renewal of the tax collectors notary commission the council moved on to the public participation portion of the meeting...
Mammoth city council holds monthly meeting
Mammoth Spring City Council met in regular session on Monday, Sept. 12. The council discussed previous business along with new business. The council reviewed the minutes from the August meeting. A discussion concerning the amount of funds used and the amount agreed on for the purchase of a tractor was discussed. The minutes concerning the funds that were previously approved were amended...
Donations help to provide free law enforcement training to local officers
Law enforcement officers from Oregon County Sheriff's Office and the city of Thayer joined officers from surrounding communities to participate in "My Brother's 6," a training class that includes firearm, first aid and situational scenarios. The class was held at Shield Solutions training facility on Thursday, Sept. 22...
Man arrested for shooting outside of Myrtle
On Sept. 22, at approximately 8:55 p.m. the Oregon County Sheriff's Office responded to a shooting incident that occurred at a residence outside of Myrtle. During an investigation, it was discovered that Fabbian Matthew Bertholomey, a 24-year- old male had sustained a single gunshot wound from a handgun during an altercation. He was airlifted to Cox South Hospital in Springfield, MO. He is currently in stable condition...
Couch students receive national recognition
During summer break, three Couch students attended the National Leadership Conference in San Diego and two of them received national recognition for their outstanding participation in the organization. Couch students Dylan Murdock, Jessi O'Neil and Shawna Smith were able to attend and participate in various family and consumer sciences competitive events such as STAR (Students Taking Action with Recognition), the FCCLA /LifeSmarts Knowledge Bowl and a 5K run...