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Sunday, Sep. 25, 2016
Community News
Order of Eagles donates to Storybook Project (09/20/16)
The Fraternal Order of Eagles, Horseshoe Bend Aerie #3431, have donated $500 to the Storybook Project/Calico Rock. Susan Varno accepted the check on behalf of The Storybook Project from President Dave Thomas. These funds will go toward buying children's books and for postage. ...
Spring River Artists Guild announces show winners (09/20/16)
Spring River Artists Guild (SRAG) sends out a big "Thank You" to all who had a part in the success of our 9th Annual Fine Art Show held the first two weekends in September. We had 117 pieces of fine art on display and many fine artists, and art loving viewers on both weekends. Ribbons and prizes were awarded at the reception held on Sept. 12. The Awards were as follows:...
Cotham & Co. agent Yancey receives advanced training (09/20/16)
Douglas Yancey of United Country Cotham & Co., recently attended UNITEDPOWER!, an advanced training course designed to help participants achieve maximum expertise and professionalism in all aspects of operating a United Country Real Estate office. UNITEDPOWER! is held at the United Country corporate headquarters in Kansas City, Mo...
Local students attend Girls State (09/20/16)
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 336 of Hardy/Williford sponsored five students to attend the 74th session of Arkansas Girls State from May 29 to June 3, 2016 at Harding University in Searcy, Ark. Girls State educates young women in the duties, privileges and responsibilities of American citizenship and shows how our government functions...
Highland Band Boosters to host Fall Festival Sept. 24 at Hutson (09/20/16)
The Highland Band Boosters will host a Fall Festival at the A.L. Hutson Center, Saturday, Sept. 24 from 3 to 7 p.m.. There will be over 30 games and attractions such as a hay ride, white elephant sale, temporary tattoos, hair streaking, face painting,and the biggest attraction - the old-fashioned cake walk. All activities will require one or more tickets, which will cost only 25 each. A concession stand will offer hot dogs, nachos, popcorn, pickles, candy and sodas...
Rover Gun Club hosts trap shoot (09/20/16)
Rover Gun Club hosted an Area 13 FFA Trap shoot on Sept. 8 at the shooting range in Rover. Students from nine schools attended making up 19 teams and 101 individual shooters. Students shoot two rounds of American Trap totaling 50 targets, when the smoke cleared and the last target busted the top three teams were West Plains 1 with 213/250, Willow Springs with 199/250, and Alton 1 with 189/250. ...
Women's boots to be auctioned at BJB (09/20/16)
HB's Boot Corral in West Plains has donated a pair of Corral women's boots to be auctioned at the Eighth Annual Blue Jean Ball on Sept. 24. The boots are valued at $230. The winning bidder will get to choose their size. The Blue Jean Ball is OMC Foundation's signature event to raise funds for programs and services that support the delivery of local health care. ...
Couch School Board holds monthly meeting (09/20/16)
The Couch R-I Board of Education met in regular session in the school counseling office on Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. The following members were present: Robert Cicigoi, Dianna Fraley, Joe Garrison, Tim Garrison, Will Hicks, Larry Janes and Thomas Smith. Robert Cicigoi, President of the Board, called the meeting to order. ...
Couch fish fry Oct. 6 (09/20/16)
The Couch High School Seniors will be having a fish fry on Oct. 6. The menu includes catfish, hush puppies, fries/potato chips, slaw, brown beans, pickle/onion, peach/cherry crisp a la mode, tea/lemonade. We will begin serving out of the music room in the gym from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m...
Revival to be held (09/20/16)
The Greentown Lighthouse Church, located at 7th and Gilbert in Thayer will be having the Howell Family Friday Sept. 23, at 7 p.m. Every one is welcome. Greentown Lighthouse will be having a fun day at Mammoth Spring Park on Sept. 24 from 1 to 3 p.m. We will have games for the kids with prizes...
Free classes offered in Alton (09/20/16)
The Adult Education and Literacy Center of Missouri State University-West Plains is now offering free preparation classes for high school equivalency certification. The first class was held Monday, Sept. 19 at the Alton High School in the classroom located across from the superintendent's office. Class instructors are Myrtle Little and Amanda Vinson...
THS Class of 1976 to hold reunion (09/20/16)
The Thayer Class of 1976 will hold its class reunion on Sept. 30 and Oct 1. The class will ride in the homecoming parade at 2 p.m. Please wear green and white! We will meet at the old grade school by 1:30 to be in the parade. Friday night will be an alumni reception at the elementary cafeteria. It will be held following the football game. We will meet in the library...
THS Class of 1981 to hold class reunion (09/20/16)
The Thayer Class of 1981 will meet in Mrs. Thorton's 6th grade classroom after the Homecoming ballgame on Sept. 30. On Oct. 1, the class will meet for a Dutch lunch at the Country Cottage at 11 a.m. If you have any questions or comments, you may contact Marla Rogers 210-215-9684...
Sims named to All-American team (09/20/16)
Tank Sims, of West Plains, recently made the 10 years and under All-Amercian Team for USSSA baseball. He participated in a tournament in Orlando, Fla. With the best 10-year-old baseball players in America. He represented the Central Team, which consisted of the players from Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Illinois. ...
Thayer/Mammoth Saddle Club events w (09/20/16)
The past two weekends for the Thayer-Mammoth Spring Saddle Club has been busy. On Sept. 3, a number 8 team roping was put on by Jason Oakes and Rhnea Adams. The event had 108 teams to enter. Jason Oakes and Ryan Shrable won first place, which received money and classic saddle pads. ...
Salem city-wide yard sale set for Sept. 24 (09/20/16)
The Salem City Wide Yard Sale will be held on Saturday, Sept. 24. If you would like to list a yard sale on the map, please contact Mary Harris at 895-2591 or send an e-mail to contact@salemar.com. Please include your name and address of the yard sale. Deadline to be added to the map is Sept. 20...
Golf Tourney set for Oct. 1 (09/20/16)
The Ozarka College Foundation is pleased to have Centennial Bank and First Community Bank serving as sponsors at the upcoming Izard County golf tournament. Centennial Bank is sponsoring lunch, which will be prepared by Sam Cooper of Hawk's Nest Restaurant. First Community Bank in Highland/Cherokee Village is sponsoring the course rental at Cooper's Hawk Golf Course...
The Loft in Horseshore Bend to host karaoke contest (09/07/16)
The Loft at Turkey Mountain in Horseshoe Bend is hosting a Karaoke contest on Friday, Sept. 30, with contestant check-in at 7 p.m. and competition starting at 7:30 p.m. All contestants must be 21 or older, and have registered with the Loft by 6:30 p.m. ...
ICARE presents Keith Sykes (09/07/16)
Do you have your tickets for the Keith Sykes concert on Sept 9th at the John E Miller Building yet? They are for sale at numerous places, including the ICARE Thrift Store two blocks in back of the court house in Melbourne. Has ICARE helped you in the past with an animal situation whether it was an adoption, a spay or neuter of a family pet, or finding homes for unwanted puppies? Purchasing tickets for this concert would be a wonderful way to make sure ICARE will be able to help others in the future.. ...
Sharp County churches to host law enforcement appreciation Sept. 11 (09/07/16)
Area Sharp County churches are joining together on 9-11 (Sunday, Sept. 11) to host an officer appreciation dinner and prayer covering. We will begin at 1:00pm with an officers and families parade in which they will travel from Highland High School and end at Ash Flat Church of Christ...
Community forum on education set for Sept. 20 (09/07/16)
The Northcentral Arkansas Education Service Cooperative, Ozarka College and Arkansas State University Rural STEM Education Center are inviting the public to a "Community Listening Forum" to share their ideas and provide input on reforming education in Arkansas and the local districts...
Elks' Ladies Auxiliary to host Breakfast Bonanza Sept. 17 (09/07/16)
The Ladies Auxiliary of the Highland Elks Lodge #2539 will host a Breakfast Bonanza on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the lodge, located at 15 Elks Lane in Cherokee Village, Ark. The breakfast will feature pancakes, sausage, fruits and a beverage - all you can eat - for $7...
Spring River Artists Guild to host annual Fine Art Show this weekend (09/06/16)
Looking for something to do? The Spring River Artists Guild presents our ninth annual Fine Art Show beginning on Sept. 2 through Sept. 11, at the Spring River Art Gallery, 300 Main Street in Hardy, Ark. The show will be open to the public on Friday, Sept. 9 from noon until 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sunday, Sept. 11 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m...
Five Rivers Bee Club to Meet Sept. 13 in Hardy (09/06/16)
Come and join the Five Rivers Bee Club the second Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. in Hardy, Ark., at Grandma's Country Cooking (formerly David King's Catfish). Our next meeting is slated for Sept. 13. A beekeeping club or association is a great way to learn more about bees and beekeeping, and there's always a wealth of knowledge from your local Bee Keepers to learn more...
Spring River Presbyterian Church rummage and bake sale Sept. 17 (09/06/16)
On Saturday, Sept. 17th, between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m., the women of Spring River Presbyterian Church are having a rummage and bake sale. We have a variety of goods including some furniture. Our church is located on Highway 62 by the Hardy bridge. It is the church with a copper roof. All the monies will go for mission...