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Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016
Community News
Children's Clinic displays contest winners' art (08/30/16)
The Children's Clinic at Batesville recently wrapped up its annual Drawing Contest. Winners were Jeremiah Taylor, 3; Addison Knuckles, 5; Zandrea Cousins, 7; Lily Comstock, 8; Autumn Renee Moser, 9 and Jerica Peacock, 12. All winners received art supplies from The Children's Clinic and their framed artwork is being displayed in the clinic...
Operation Christmas Child gearing up (08/30/16)
As children return to the classroom, some North Central Arkansas families are shifting their focus from their own back-to-school checklists to helping children around the world who have limited access to basic supplies necessary to attend school. This month, families in North Central Arkansas are busy filling their shopping carts with notebooks, pencils and other school items to pack in shoeboxes alongside toys and hygiene items. ...
Matthews Memorial Scholarship Endowed for Nursing Program (08/30/16)
In honor of the late Dr. Rebecca Matthews, the College of Nursing and Heath Professions at Arkansas State University will award the first ever scholarship for the accelerated nursing program. Dr. Matthews' husband, David, created the scholarship because of his wife's passion for the students in the program...
Benefit skeet shoot set for Weston Burk Saturday, Sept. 3 (08/30/16)
A benefit skeet shoot for Weston Burk will be held on Saturday, Sept. 3 at 10 a.m., at Ronnie Vaughn's, on Cornertown Road off of Republican (signs will be posted). Cost will be $2 per round, with prizes or cash rounds to the round winners. There will be rounds for women and for kids. ...
Senator Linda Collins-Smith visited the Fulton County Fairgrounds (08/30/16)
Senator Linda Collins-Smith visited the Fulton County Fairgrounds on Aug. 16 and presented a $5,000 check from her GIF funds to help pay for the new Jim Walling Livestock Center. She spent some time in the office visiting with Dixie Harris, Mary Worthen and Carolyn Lewis. The Fulton County Fair Association thanks the Senator for her support of the Fulton County Fair...
Annual Calico Rock Mountain Man Rendezvous on tap for Sept. 9-10 (08/30/16)
The Calico Rock Museum & Visitor Center will host the annual Calico Rock Mountain Man Rendezvous in Rand City Park on Sept. 9 through 10. Authentic tents, re-enactors dressed in period dress and vintage demonstrations mark this annual event bringing fun for the whole family...
Violet Hill's Thielman named Academic All-Star (08/30/16)
Ozarka College has selected Zachery Thielman of Violet Hill, Ark. as recipient of the Academic All-Star scholarship program. Thielman, who plans to graduate from Ozarka in December, is majoring in nursing. "After completion of the registered nursing program, my plans include attending Lyon College in hopes of earning a bachelors degree in biology," said Thielman. "Afterwards, I will be applying for medical school."...
The Oregon County All-Stars (08/30/16)
The Oregon County All-Stars eight and under baseball team recently participated in the 25th Annual Coca-Cola Tournament that was held in West Plains. The All-Stars took second place from the two day tournament. Pictured left to right in the back row: Coach Jonathan Clary, Jackson MIller, Kaleb Tipton, Mason Thornton, Dawson Harris, Austin Howell and Coach Andy Mills. ...
Archer recipient of scholarship (08/30/16)
Cheyenne Archer of Couch, Mo., is the recipient of the Oregon County Historical Society scholarship in the amount of $300. She is a 2014 Couch High School graduate and has been accepted into the nursing program at the SMSU West Plains campus. Her parents are Nicole Olson and Thomas Archer...
Juanita Willbanks celebrated her 95th birthday. Pictured with her are her 7 children: Leon Mustion, Noval Willbanks, Bud Willbanks, Punkin Willbanks..Charlie Willbanks, Lu Ann Robison, Janell Willbanks and her sister Irene Madden. (08/30/16)
Hurtt's celebrate 50th anniversary (08/30/16)
Charlie and Charlote Hurtt of Mammoth Spring recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a cruise tour to Fairbanks, Alaska. The couple was married July 24, 1966 in the Mammoth Spring Church of Christ with Bro. Richard England officiating and Larry Corbett and Diana McDonald as attendants...
OCHD offers SMHW services (08/30/16)
Many women without insurance may not be aware of some of the programs that are available locally to provide wellness checkups. One of these is the Show Me Healthy Women program that many area women may be eligible for. The Show Me Healthy Women has been providing free breast and cervical cancer screenings in Missouri since it began in 1992. ...
Horseshoe Bend to be recognized as Purple Heart CityGtretchan Casey Staff Writer (08/30/16)
Izard County and Horseshoe Bend would like to announce their upcoming Purple Heart Recipient Ceremony. The ceremony will take place Sept. 12, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at the Music in the Mountains Theater in Horseshoe Bend. The Purple Heart is an honorable military decoration awarded by the President to those wounded or killed while serving in the U.S. ...
Rohder Earns Private Pilot License through Continuing Ed. Program at Ozarka College (08/23/16)
Ms. Alexandra "Sasha" Rohder, is officially a pilot! Sasha is the first student to earn a pilot certificate as part of the continuing education program at Ozarka College. Sasha was required to complete a knowledge test as well as a practical examination consisting of an extensive oral exam and demonstration flight with an FAA-approved Designated Pilot Examiner (DPE). On Aug. 2, Sasha travelled to Searcy, AR and completed her practical examination earning her Private Pilot Certificate...
WRMC Medical Complex in CV announces new provider (08/23/16)
Lauren Cinel, M.D., is now accepting patients at the Hardy Medical Clinic, located inside the WRMC Medical Complex at 195 Hospital Drive in Cherokee Village, announced Gary Bebow, CEO of White River Health System (WRHS). Dr. Cinel will provide comprehensive healthcare for individuals and/or families of all ages. Her scope of practice includes acute care, preventive care, and the treatment of chronic disease. She is particularly interested in healthcare for women and children...
All-Stars (08/18/16)
The Oregon County All-Stars eight and under baseball team recently participated in the 25th Annual Coca-Cola Tournament that was held in West Plains. The All-Stars took second place from the two day tournament. Pictured left to right in the back row: Coach Jonathan Clary, Jackson MIller, Kaleb Tipton, Mason Thornton, Dawson Harris, Austin Howell and Coach Andy Mills. ...
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. ...
FNBC Bank provides lunch for Highland teachers and staff (08/18/16)
FNBC Community Bankers were proud to serve lunch to the hardworking teachers and staff of the Highland School District on Monday, Aug. 8. FNBC has provided lunch and daily planners for the school for several years. "We appreciate all that the Highland employees do for our kids and our communities," said FNBC Bank CEO & President Marty Sellars. "They play a big part in all of our lives and we are honored to be able to provide a meal to them while they are preparing for the school year ahead."...
Fuller receives Special Achievement Award (08/18/16)
Nathan Fuller of Ash Flat received the 2016 Special Achievement Award for his horticulture entry. Lisa Culver Sharp County Master Gardener president presented Nathan with $25.00 and certificate. This award was sponsored by the Sharp County Master Gardeners. If you would like to become a Master Gardener contact the University of Arkansas Extension service at 870-994-7363...
Mr. & Mrs. Senior Sharp County crowned at fair (08/18/16)
Thursday, July 28, the Sharp County Fair held a Senior Mr. & Mrs. pageant. This year's Senior Sharp County King is Mr. Jerry Branscum. He is a life time resident of Ash Flat and has always been a great supporter of the Sharp County Fair. The Senior Sharp County Queen is Mrs. ...
TOPS (take off pounds sensibly) (08/18/16)
TOPS (take off pounds sensibly) Chapter 239 of Cherokee Village, Ark., elected new officers for the coming year. From left to right are co-leader Winifred Berg, treasurer Helen Tedford, secretary Sandee Butler, leader Michell Brzozowski, weight recorder Marcia Dohn and assistant weight recorder Marilyn Mayhll. TOPS Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping its members attain a healthy life style through proper diet and exercise...
2016 Energy Efficiency Makeover Contest (08/18/16)
School In Session (08/18/16)
Viola Elementary students are ready for a new school year
Music in Mountains Show (08/18/16)
The monthly Music in the Mountains Show will be Saturday, Aug. 20th with the doors opening at 5pm and the show starting at 6pm. We have a variety of music selected for this month that we think everyone will enjoy. Our guests for this month are James Miller and Ashleigh Rogers. ...
North Central Arkansas District Fair starts Sept. 27 (08/18/16)
The North Central Arkansas District Fair will be held Sept. 26 through Oct. 1, 2016 at the fairgrounds on LaCrosse Road at Melbourne. All entries must be made online by Sept. 5 to avoid paying a late entry fee. A $5 per entry fee will be charged for entries received between Sept. 5 through Sept. 10. The late entry fee will be charged for all exhibits, creative arts, poultry, rabbits, horses and livestock...