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Stories from Thursday, June 26, 2008

McDaniel sues Watkins (06/26/08)
Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel filed a civil suit against a local man and three of his business partners for allegedly duping more than 25 people out of their hard earned money and washing away their dreams of owning a little piece of heaven here on earth...
Civil War cannon project near completion (06/26/08)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- Mammoth Spring State Park Superintendent Dave Jackson said the Cannon Plaza Project at the park is near completion. The plaza has been constructed near the spring and the welcome center at the park. The history of the cannon is long and sorted and, of course, involves the Old Soldiers, Sailors, Air Force and Marines Reunion that is held at the park each year...
Cookin' in the country (06/26/08)
The Newman Farm in Myrtle, Mo., is a world away from the hustle and bustle of the big city, but June 16 some of the top chefs in America flew in from places such as Las Vegas, San Francisco and the Big Apple itself -- New York City, all in the name of pork...
Mayor strips rumors (06/26/08)
THAYER -- For the past few weeks there has been a rumor going around the city of Thayer that Mayor Merle Williams at the June city council meeting, in closed session, stripped the four aldermen in the city of their powers over the city departments...
The new road hazard Driving while texting (06/26/08)
It only takes a few seconds of relapsed concentration to drive completely out of a lane according to David Dinges, a scientist from Penn State in an interview on "CBS News," and those few seconds have proven to be all a driver needs to take their eyes off the road and fixate them to their mobile phones...
Thayer to hold annual car and truck show (06/26/08)
The Thayer Chamber of Commerce will host their 6th annual 4th of July Car and Truck Show in downtown Thayer July 4th. According to chamber spokesperson Ron Cornelius, trophies will be awarded for the best of show, five first place trophies, five second place trophies, a people's choice award and a trophy for the greatest distance traveled...
Sidewalk Work (06/26/08)
The sidewalk project on Highway 142 East in the city of Thayer is near completion. City employees John Yancy and Van Garrison have are shown working on the project. The grant to build the sidewalk was from the Missouri Department of Transportation. Photo by Jan Thompson...
Tick Takedown (06/26/08)
OREGON COUNTY -- Officials with the Missouri Department of Health are not certain why, but ticks seem to be out in large numbers this spring and they fear as the summer months begin they will only get worse. Local health department officials warn there are several different illnesses that are caused by tick bites...
Shady Oaks honors CNAs (06/26/08)
THAYER -- Shady Oaks Healthcare in Thayer celebrated National Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Week at their facility June 12-19. According to Shady Oaks Administrator Janie Walters, in all, there are 45 CNAs at Shady Oaks working three different shifts...
$1.9 million in relief funds available (06/26/08)
Arkansas' congressional delegation announced $1.9 million in relief June 19 from the U.S. Department of Labor to create 127 temporary jobs to help with cleanup and recovery in regards to this year's tornadoes and flooding. The federal money will help provide food, clothing, shelter and other assistance for disaster victims, according to Congressman Marion Berry...
A.G. McDaniel sues Watkins (06/26/08)
Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel filed a civil suit against a local man and three of his business partners for allegedly duping more than 25 people out of their hard earned money and washing away their dreams of owning a little piece of heaven here on earth...
That amazing ... pork (06/26/08)
The Newman Farm in Myrtle, Mo., is a world away from the hustle and bustle of the big city, but June 16 some of the top chefs in America flew in from places such as Las Vegas, San Francisco and the Big Apple itself -- New York City, all in the name of pork...
Tick Takedown (06/26/08)
The Federal Center for Disease Control said Arkansas is prime territory for disease carrying arthropods such as ticks, and citizens of southeastern and southcentral United States should be aware of symptoms of the illnesses. Local health department officials warn there are several different illnesses that are caused by tick bites and although most can be easily treated once symptoms are identified, some are fatal if treatment is neglected...
Daryle Singletary performs at 2008 NAEC annual meeting (06/26/08)
With a schedule of shows from coast to coast and new venues being tacked on at every turn, country music artist Daryle Singletary wowed a packed audience at the Salem Civic Center June 5, playing hit songs like "I Let Her Lie," "Amen Kind of Love," and "Too Much Fun," with newer songs like "That's Why I Still Sing This Way."...
Teens get technical training at camp (06/26/08)
School may be out, but learning hasn't taken a vacation at Viola High School where area children participated in Fulton County 4-H's second annual Techno Teen Camp, June 10-12. "Techno Teen Camp Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics Lab (STEM) is being conducted by Viola High School, Viola EAST Lab and Fulton County 4-H," Fulton County Extension Agent Brad McGinley said...
Disaster assistance information available (06/26/08)
Do you and your family know what to do in an emergency of a disaster? Do you have a plan to meet as a specific location, if for some reason your family becomes separated? Do you have a disaster preparedness kit ready to go? These are all important questions, but how many of them can we answer yes to?...
The Good Old Days (06/26/08)
Mack Hackworth of Pocahontas scoops up some freshly made cornmeal from his corn grinder during Homesteader Day held in Hardy's Loberg Park June 21. The annual event allows local residents and visitors to catch a glimpse of how life was long ago as exhibitors showcase their talents in basket weaving, candle making, cooking and more. See the July 2 edition for more photos...
Signatures may place wet/dry issue on ballot (06/26/08)
Members of Save Energy Reap Taxes are enjoying a milestone. After months of hard work, they have finally achieved their goal. The local residents have collected more than 4,300 signatures required to have county voters take to the polls in the November General Election to determine whether Sharp County should remain dry or become wet...
Driving police vehicles home -- issue put on hold (06/26/08)
The Ash Flat City Council said it needs time to consider the police chief's request to allow the city's two full-time officers to resume driving their police units to and from work each day. "It's a tough decision but I'd rather (Alderman) Jeff (Johnson) ... be here," Alderman Marty Goodwin said...
Black bear spotted in area raises questions (06/26/08)
A recent spotting of a black bear in Hardy may not be as uncommon as one might think. According to Lt. Steve Taylor of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, there are many black bears in Arkansas; however, most of them are located near Sylamore Wildlife Management Area near Calico Rock...
Sigman promoted to 9-1-1 coordinator (06/26/08)
After four years of dedicated service, Sarah Sigman has moved up. Sharp County Sheriff Dale Weaver promoted the 23-year-old Highland High School graduate to the position of 9-1-1 coordinator June 9. "She's been here a few years, has been a good worker and she's conscientious," Weaver said. "She really seems to be taking the responsibility seriously."...
$1.9 million in relief funds available (06/26/08)
Arkansas' congressional delegation announced $1.9 million in relief June 19 from the U.S. Department of Labor to create 127 temporary jobs to help with cleanup and recovery in regards to this year's tornadoes and flooding. The federal money will help provide food, clothing, shelter and other assistance for disaster victims, according to Congressman Marion Berry...
Meth lab seized in Evening Shade (06/26/08)
An  Evening Shade man is in the Sharp County Jail after police found a meth lab in his home June 13. Mark Anthony Stanford, 36, is charged with manufacture of a controlled substance in the presence of minors, a class Y felony. He is being held in lieu of a $55,000 bond as set by Sharp County District Court Judge Mark Johnson...
The new road hazard Driving while texting (06/26/08)
Terrah Baker Staff writer It only takes a few seconds of relapsed concentration to drive completely out of a lane, according to David Dinges, a scientist from Penn State in an interview on "CBS News," and those few seconds have proven to be all a driver needs to take their eyes off the road and fixate them to their mobile phones...
Black cat killed near Neosho not mountain lion (06/26/08)
Experts say the large cat that frightened a woman in rural Newton County in May was not native to Missouri or even to North America. Conservation officials say that much was obvious from the cat's color. A Newton County sheriff's deputy shot and killed the cat, which turned up in a residential yard May 19. The cat approached a woman, who fled indoors and called 911...
Spring River tangles with Gene Mitchell Gang (06/26/08)
On June 12, the Spring River Senior Softballers traveled to Jonesboro and squared off against the Gene Mitchell Gang. It was once again a nip and tuck game all the way. Great plays at first base by Dan Hedrington and several great plays by Pat "Scoop" LaFaye put a stop to several Jonesboro scoring chances...
Quota hunt applications available (06/26/08)
The White River National Wildlife Refuge recently sent out application instructions for the 2008 quota hunt seasons to all previous applicants. If you did not receive your application instructions, or are a first-time hunter at White River NWR, you can apply following the instructions below:...
Good Ole Boys coming to Cooper's Hawk (06/26/08)
Bad Boy Lawn Mowers and Cooper's Hawk Golf Course are bringing professional golf to Melbourne July 7-11. The Good Ole Boys Senior Tour event is a professional tournament featuring current, former and future PGA golfers 48-years-old and older. Leading the list of notables on the Good Ole Boys Tour is the charismatic legendary professional golfer Rocky Thompson...
Bullfrogs: Big, bad boys of the frog world (06/26/08)
The bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana) might not be the king of the forest, but it is the top dog in the frog pecking order. Their superiority to other species in various ways gives this robust species a competitive edge. Size is the bullfrog's most obvious advantage. Females, which are larger than males, can grow to nearly 8 inches long, not counting their lanky hind legs. They can weigh a pound or more...
Good Ole Boys coming to Cooper's Hawk (06/26/08)
Bad Boy Lawn Mowers and Cooper's Hawk Golf Course are bringing professional golf to Melbourne July 7-11. The Good Ole Boys Senior Tour event is a professional tournament featuring current, former and future PGA golfers 48-years-old and older. Leading the list of notables on the Good Ole Boys Tour is the charismatic legendary professional golfer Rocky Thompson...
South Course ready for Bolt Classic (06/26/08)
Several slots are still available for the 2008 Fountain Place Tommy Bolt Classic scheduled for June 28 on the links of the championship Cherokee Village South Course. Event organizers have announced that, as in prior years, a waiting list has been established since some sponsors may not be able to field their teams at the last minute...
Good Ole Boys coming to Cooper's Hawk (06/26/08)
Bad Boy Lawn Mowers and Cooper's Hawk Golf Course are bringing professional golf to Melbourne July 7-11. The Good Ole Boys Senior Tour event is a professional tournament featuring current, former and future PGA golfers 48-years-old and older. Leading the list of notables on the Good Ole Boys Tour is the charismatic legendary professional golfer Rocky Thompson...
South Course ready for Bolt Classic (06/26/08)
Several slots are still available for the 2008 Fountain Place Tommy Bolt Classic scheduled for June 28 on the links of the championship Cherokee Village South Course. Event organizers have announced that, as in prior years, a waiting list has been established since some sponsors may not be able to field their teams at the last minute...
Sports Scores & Stats (06/26/08)
Cherokee Village Men's Golf Association Event chairman Ralph Neill probably had to put in a little overtime in order to determine the winners in the ABCD scramble played at the South Course on June 10. With the C and D players hitting from the red tees, four teams in the first flight tied with 67's. Because only three places were being paid, the team of Bob Berger, Jim Hadley, Bob Wright and Lyle Hight were "carded out." Winners for the day were:...
Georgia Lee Cochran (06/26/08)
Georgia Lee Cochran, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late Georgte William Parks and Ruth E. Stuart Parks Crain, was born July 26, 1936, in Fairview, Ark. She died June 13, 2008, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem at the age of 71. She was united in marriage to Charles Cochran June 28, 1954, in Salem. ...
Mildred E. Kennemur (06/26/08)
Mildred E. Kennemur was born the daughter of Monroe Ostrander and Hilda Stevenson Ostrander on July 5, 1918, in Flint, Mich., and died June 9, 2008, in West Plains, Mo., at the age of 89. She was united in marriage Oct. 2, 1940, in Flint, Mich., to James Kennemur, who preceded her in death Jan. 29, 1984...
Mildred E. Kennemur (06/26/08)
Mildred E. Kennemur was born the daughter of Monroe Ostrander and Hilda Stevenson Ostrander on July 5, 1918, in Flint, Mich., and died June 9, 2008, in West Plains, Mo., at the age of 89. She was united in marriage Oct. 2, 1940, in Flint, Mich., to James Kennemur, who preceded her in death Jan. 29, 1984...
Georgia Lee Cochran (06/26/08)
Georgia Lee Cochran, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late Georgte William Parks and Ruth E. Stuart Parks Crain, was born July 26, 1936, in Fairview, Ark. She died June 13, 2008, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem at the age of 71. She was united in marriage to Charles Cochran June 28, 1954, in Salem. ...
Mary Elizabeth Hellerud (06/26/08)
Mary Elizabeth Hellerud, 76, of Thayer,  Mo., was born March 5, 1932, in Fargo, N.D., and died June 16, 2008, at the Shady Oaks Healthcare Center in Thayer, Mo. Survivors include: three daughters, Pauline Manes and Barbara Meyer both of Thayer, Mo., and Rita Hellerud of Dover, Ark.; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends...
Miles Melvin Clark (06/26/08)
Miles Melvin Clark, born on April 25, 1922, died May 27, 2008, at his home in Cherokee Village, Ark., donating his body to research. He was 86. He was a World War II veteran and a retired finish carpenter; he was a member of he Ash Flat Church of Christ...
Pauline  M. Patterson (06/26/08)
Pauline M. Patterson, 81, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Saturday, June 14, 2008, in Salem, Ark. She retired from Jewel Food Stores, she worked as a meat cutter. She is survived by: her husband Bob Patterson of Cherokee Village; one daughter, Pauline Deckard of Wisconsin; one son, Robert Patterson of Pennsylvania; and one sister, Esta Bennett of Cherokee Village...
Enos Judson Hand (06/26/08)
Enos Judson Hand, 80, of Alton, Mo, was born Oct. 7, 1927, in Oregon County, Mo., and died June 15, 2008, at his home. Survivors include: his wife Leona of the home; two sons, Scott and Tim Hand; one daughter, Rita Brandon, all of Alton, Mo.; three grandchildren, Clint Hand, Rebecca and Ashley Brandon; two brothers, Wayne and Willard Hand; three sisters, Margaret Grammer, Wanda Prince, Blanch Campbell; and numerous other relatives and friends...
Katharine Hoffman (06/26/08)
Katharine Campbell McCloy Hoffman, 61, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., died June 17, 2008, from complications due to a prolonged illness. She was born on Aug. 5, 1946, and raised in Memphis, Tenn., where she attended the Hutchison School and later Stephens College in Columbia, Mo...
Mabel Davis (06/26/08)
Mabel Lily Davis was born Nov. 1, 1909, in Norwood, Mo., the daughter of the late James Hurtt and Annis Allen Hurtt. She died June 20, 2008, in Thayer, Mo., at the age of 98. She was married Feb. 14, 1926, in Pilot, Ark., to William L. Davis, who preceded her in death in 1939. She was a long time member of the Church of Christ. At the time of her death, she was the oldest member of the Mammoth Spring Church of Christ...
Shirley Ann Lovelett (06/26/08)
Shirley Ann Cook Lovelett of Salem, daughter of the late John Lewis and Anna Tyree Lewis, was born Oct. 11, 1944, in Lake City, Ark. She died June 17, 2008, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, at the age of 63. She was united in married to Kenneth Cook in 1962. He preceded her in death...
George Davenport (06/26/08)
George Edwin Davenport was born Sept. 27, 1927, in La Crosse, Ark., the son of the late Herman B. Davenport and Mary E. Maynard Davenport. He died June 18, 2008, in Thayer, Mo., at the age of 80. He was united in marriage Feb. 14, 1981, in Mammoth Spring, Ark., to Goldie Powell Dawson...
Bonnie Karan (Cypret) Spurrell (06/26/08)
Bonnie Karan (Cypret) Spurrell died May 31, 2008, at the age of 54. She was born in Kansas City, Mo., on Jan. 11, 1954. She built her life in LaMarque, Texas, where she raised four daughters before moving to Round Rock, Texas in 2000. She spent 20 years caring for others as a registered nurse...
Wilburn Ray King (06/26/08)
Wilburn Ray King, of Viola, Ark., son of the late George Wilman King and Frankie Satterfield King, was born April 16, 1933, in Swifton, Ark. He died June 17, 2008, at Community Medical Center of Calico Rock at the age of 75. He was united in marriage to Sandra L. Pennell July 1, 1960, in Lansing, Mich...
Darlene Vincent (06/26/08)
Darlene Vincent was born July 8, 1935, in Mammoth Spring, Ark., the daughter of the late Van Wallace and Helen Vincent Wallace. She died June 15, 2008, in Jonesboro, Ark., at the age of 72. She was united in marriage in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to Wesley Norman Heiney who preceded her in death in 1980...
Edna Charlene Cain (06/26/08)
Edna Charlene Cain, 79, of Independence, Mo., died May 30, 2008, at Centerpoint Medical Center. She was born Sept. 24, 1928, in Fulton County, Ark., to Charles and Dora (Lau) Fuller. She married Preston L. Cain in 1946, and they have lived in the Kansas City area for the last 61 years, moving to Independence in 1955...
Carma Raker (06/26/08)
Carma Shirlene Raker was born the daughter of Verdis W. Hall and Doris E. Bland Hall on May 17, 1939, in Mammoth Spring, Ark., and died June 15, 2008, in Mountain Home, Ark., at the age of 69. She was united in marriage Aug. 8, 1957, at Mammoth Spring, Ark., to Hurley Cowen...
Miles Melvin Clark (06/26/08)
Miles Melvin Clark, born on April 25, 1922, died May 27, 2008, at his home in Cherokee Village, Ark., donating his body to research. He was 86. He was a World War II veteran and a retired finish carpenter; he was a member of he Ash Flat Church of Christ...
Mary Elizabeth Hellerud (06/26/08)
Mary Elizabeth Hellerud, 76, of Thayer,  Mo., was born March 5, 1932, in Fargo, N.D., and died June 16, 2008, at the Shady Oaks Healthcare Center in Thayer, Mo. Survivors include: three daughters, Pauline Manes and Barbara Meyer both of Thayer, Mo., and Rita Hellerud of Dover, Ark.; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends...
Pauline  M. Patterson (06/26/08)
Pauline M. Patterson, 81, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Saturday, June 14, 2008, in Salem, Ark. She retired from Jewel Food Stores, she worked as a meat cutter. She is survived by: her husband Bob Patterson of Cherokee Village; one daughter, Pauline Deckard of Wisconsin; one son, Robert Patterson of Pennsylvania; and one sister, Esta Bennett of Cherokee Village...
Enos Judson Hand (06/26/08)
Enos Judson Hand, 80, of Alton, Mo, was born Oct. 7, 1927, in Oregon County, Mo., and died June 15, 2008, at his home. Survivors include: his wife Leona of the home; two sons, Scott and Tim Hand; one daughter, Rita Brandon, all of Alton, Mo.; three grandchildren, Clint Hand, Rebecca and Ashley Brandon; two brothers, Wayne and Willard Hand; three sisters, Margaret Grammer, Wanda Prince, Blanch Campbell; and numerous other relatives and friends...
Shirley Ann Lovelett (06/26/08)
Shirley Ann Cook Lovelett of Salem, daughter of the late John Lewis and Anna Tyree Lewis, was born Oct. 11, 1944, in Lake City, Ark. She died June 17, 2008, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, at the age of 63. She was united in married to Kenneth Cook in 1962. He preceded her in death...
Mabel Davis (06/26/08)
Mabel Lily Davis was born Nov. 1, 1909, in Norwood, Mo., the daughter of the late James Hurtt and Annis Allen Hurtt. She died June 20, 2008, in Thayer, Mo., at the age of 98. She was married Feb. 14, 1926, in Pilot, Ark., to William L. Davis, who preceded her in death in 1939. She was a long time member of the Church of Christ. At the time of her death, she was the oldest member of the Mammoth Spring Church of Christ...
Katharine Hoffman (06/26/08)
Katharine Campbell McCloy Hoffman, 61, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., died June 17, 2008, from complications due to a prolonged illness. She was born on Aug. 5, 1946, and raised in Memphis, Tenn., where she attended the Hutchison School and later Stephens College in Columbia, Mo...
George Davenport (06/26/08)
George Edwin Davenport was born Sept. 27, 1927, in La Crosse, Ark., the son of the late Herman B. Davenport and Mary E. Maynard Davenport. He died June 18, 2008, in Thayer, Mo., at the age of 80. He was united in marriage Feb. 14, 1981, in Mammoth Spring, Ark., to Goldie Powell Dawson...
Bonnie Karan (Cypret) Spurrell (06/26/08)
Bonnie Karan (Cypret) Spurrell died May 31, 2008, at the age of 54. She was born in Kansas City, Mo., on Jan. 11, 1954. She built her life in LaMarque, Texas, where she raised four daughters before moving to Round Rock, Texas in 2000. She spent 20 years caring for others as a registered nurse...
Wilburn Ray King (06/26/08)
Wilburn Ray King, of Viola, Ark., son of the late George Wilman King and Frankie Satterfield King, was born April 16, 1933, in Swifton, Ark. He died June 17, 2008, at Community Medical Center of Calico Rock at the age of 75. He was united in marriage to Sandra L. Pennell July 1, 1960, in Lansing, Mich...
Darlene Vincent (06/26/08)
Darlene Vincent was born July 8, 1935, in Mammoth Spring, Ark., the daughter of the late Van Wallace and Helen Vincent Wallace. She died June 15, 2008, in Jonesboro, Ark., at the age of 72. She was united in marriage in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to Wesley Norman Heiney who preceded her in death in 1980...
Edna Charlene Cain (06/26/08)
Edna Charlene Cain, 79, of Independence, Mo., died May 30, 2008, at Centerpoint Medical Center. She was born Sept. 24, 1928, in Fulton County, Ark., to Charles and Dora (Lau) Fuller. She married Preston L. Cain in 1946, and they have lived in the Kansas City area for the last 61 years, moving to Independence in 1955...
Carma Raker (06/26/08)
Carma Shirlene Raker was born the daughter of Verdis W. Hall and Doris E. Bland Hall on May 17, 1939, in Mammoth Spring, Ark., and died June 15, 2008, in Mountain Home, Ark., at the age of 69. She was united in marriage Aug. 8, 1957, at Mammoth Spring, Ark., to Hurley Cowen...
Pauline M. Patterson (06/26/08)
Pauline M. Patterson, 81, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died June 14, 2008, in Salem, Ark. Pauline retired from Jewel Food Stores where she worked as a meat cutter. She is survived by: her husband, Bob Patterson of Cherokee Village; one daughter, Pauline Deckard of Wisconsin; one son, Robert Patterson of Pennsylvania; and one sister, Esta Bennett of Cherokee Village...
Miles Melvin Clark (06/26/08)
Miles Melvin Clark was born April 25, 1922, and died May 27, 2008, at his home in Cherokee Village, Ark., donating his body to research. He was 86. Miles was a World War II veteran and a retired finish carpenter. He was a member of the Ash Flat Church of Christ...
William Hunter Woods Lewis (06/26/08)
Eric and Andrea Lewis of Judd Hill announce the birth of a son on June 4, 2008, at St. Bernard's Hospital in Jonesboro. The baby has been named William Hunter Woods Lewis and weighed 7 pounds and 8 ounces and was 21 inches long. Three big sisters welcomed him home, Hannah, Katelyn and Taylor...
Kayleigh Elaine Mae Kinder (06/26/08)
Daniel and Erika Kinder of West Plains are the parents of a baby girl, Kayleigh Elaine Mae. She was born at 11:22 p.m., June 14, 2008, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces and was 20-1/3 inches long. Her sibling is AJ, 3. Grandparents are Dennis and Debbie Kinder of Viola, Ark...
Montana Paige Hedden (06/26/08)
Christopher and Tracey Hedden of West Plains are the parents of a baby girl, Montana Paige. She was born at 7:41 p.m., June 16, 2008, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 6 pounds, 5 ounces and was 18-1/2 inches long. Her siblings are Erin and Andrew. Grandparents are Joyce and Richard Hedden of Thayer; Shirley Bodkin of Bakersfield and the late Bill Colbert...
William Hunter Woods Lewis (06/26/08)
Eric and Andrea Lewis of Judd Hill announce the birth of a son on June 4, 2008, at St. Bernard's Hospital in Jonesboro. The baby has been named William Hunter Woods Lewis and weighed 7 pounds and 8 ounces and was 21 inches long. Three big sisters welcomed him home, Hannah, Katelyn and Taylor...
Kayleigh Elaine Mae Kinder (06/26/08)
Daniel and Erika Kinder of West Plains are the parents of a baby girl, Kayleigh Elaine Mae. She was born at 11:22 p.m., June 14, 2008, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces and was 20-1/3 inches long. Her sibling is AJ, 3. Grandparents are Dennis and Debbie Kinder of Viola, Ark...
Montana Paige Hedden (06/26/08)
Christopher and Tracey Hedden of West Plains are the parents of a baby girl, Montana Paige. She was born at 7:41 p.m., June 16, 2008, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 6 pounds, 5 ounces and was 18-1/2 inches long. Her siblings are Erin and Andrew. Grandparents are Joyce and Richard Hedden of Thayer; Shirley Bodkin of Bakersfield and the late Bill Colbert...
Elijah Allen Snearly (06/26/08)
Nick and Julie Snearly announce the birth of a son on June 10, 2008, at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro. The baby has been named Elijah Allen Snearly and weighed 8 pounds, 12 ounces and was 21 inches long. Grandparents are Diane Moore of Hoxie, Vernon Moore of Hoxie and Rick and Joyce Snearly of Highland...
Oregon County Sheriff's Report (06/26/08)
James C. Johnson, 23, of Oxford, Ark., was arrested by Alton Police on Bennett Drive in Alton on an assault charge. It was discovered he was wanted in Arkansas on a theft charge. He was picked up June 20 by officers from the Sharp County, Ark., Sheriff's Office...
Sharp County Sheriff's Report (06/26/08)
Joel Neal, 31, of Hardy was charged June 13 with possession of an instrument of crime. Mark Anthony Stanford, 36, of Evening Shade was charged June 13 with manufacturing methamphetamine in the presence of minors. Randolph Begley, 56, of Hardy was charged June 15 with public intoxication and third degree assault...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (06/26/08)
Eric Miller, age 26, of Oak Street in Salem was arrested on a June 17 on warrant for violation of Arkansas Hot Check Law. He is in Fulton County Jail in lieu of $535 cash only bond. William Dean Joice was arrested on June 17 a on warrant for felony possession of firearms. He was released on $2,500 bond and given a court date...
Izard County Sheriff's Report (06/26/08)
Dale Eugene Strader, 52, of Mount Pleasant was arrested June 21 on the charges of reckless driving and driving while intoxicated. Strader posted bond the following day in the amount of $1,210 and was released from the Izard County Detention Facility...
Man injured in wreck (06/26/08)
A 54-year-old Cherokee Village man received serious injuries in a two-vehicle crash five miles south of West Plains on Highway 63 June 21. Scott E. Palmer was traveling south on Highway 63 on his 2004 Harley Davidson motorcycle when a northbound 1997 Chevrolet pickup driven by 59-year-old Randall G. ...
Deputies busy with arrests (06/26/08)
OREGON COUNTY -- An Alton man, David Vanover, 20, has been charged with two counts of careless and imprudent driving and leaving the scene of an accident. According to a probable cause statement from the Oregon County Prosecuting Attorney's office, Missouri State Trooper J.C. Howell said, on March 8 he was notified of a vehicle crash on Oregon County Road 304. He said he was told a vehicle was in a ditch with extensive damage and nobody was around...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (06/26/08)
Eric Miller, age 26, of Oak Street in Salem was arrested on a June 17 on warrant for violation of Arkansas Hot Check Law. He is in Fulton County Jail in lieu of $535 cash only bond. William Dean Joice was arrested on June 17 a on warrant for felony possession of firearms. He was released on $2,500 bond and given a court date...
Izard County Sheriff's Report (06/26/08)
Dale Eugene Strader, 52, of Mount Pleasant was arrested June 21 on the charges of reckless driving and driving while intoxicated. Strader posted bond the following day in the amount of $1,210 and was released from the Izard County Detention Facility...
Oregon County Sheriff's Report (06/26/08)
James C. Johnson, 23, of Oxford, Ark., was arrested by Alton Police on Bennett Drive in Alton on an assault charge. It was discovered he was wanted in Arkansas on a theft charge. He was picked up June 20 by officers from the Sharp County, Ark., Sheriff's Office...
Sharp County Sheriff's Report (06/26/08)
Joel Neal, 31, of Hardy was charged June 13 with possession of an instrument of crime. Mark Anthony Stanford, 36, of Evening Shade was charged June 13 with manufacturing methamphetamine in the presence of minors. Randolph Begley, 56, of Hardy was charged June 15 with public intoxication and third degree assault...
Man injured in wreck (06/26/08)
A 54-year-old Cherokee Village man received serious injuries in a two-vehicle crash five miles south of West Plains on Highway 63 June 21. Scott E. Palmer was traveling south on Highway 63 on his 2004 Harley Davidson motorcycle when a northbound 1997 Chevrolet pickup driven by 59-year-old Randall G. ...
Sharp County Sheriff's Report (06/26/08)
Joel Neal, 31, of Hardy was charged June 13 with possession of an instrument of crime. Mark Anthony Stanford, 36, of Evening Shade was charged June 13 with manufacturing methamphetamine in the presence of minors. Randolph Begley, 56, of Hardy was charged June 15 with public intoxication and third degree assault...
Horseshoe Bend City Court (06/26/08)
The following is taken from the docket of the City Court of Horseshoe Bend, June 10, 2008. It is listed by the defendant's name, violation, officer, total and the judgment issued. Jennifer Beaver, Drove Left of Center, Hamrick, $115, Nolle Pros; Margaret Brabon, Endanger Welfare of Minor 2 Counts, Hamrick, $1,160, Cont'd to July 8; Nicole Buchmeyer, DUI, Davis, $280, Guilty; Shane Butgereit, Domestic Battery 3rd Degree, Griffin, $1,080, Trial/Followup; Christopher Cagle, Speeding, Kittrell, $92, Bond Forfeiture; Rachel Campbell, Failure to Appear, Warrant, $280, Trial July 8; John Cheek, No Proof Insurance, Hamrick, $105 Cont'd to July 8; Patrick Clayton, Drivers License Susp'd, Broughton, $355, Guilty; Chris Collins, Failure to Appear, Warrant, $280, Nolle Pros; Chris Collins, DL Susp'd for DWI, Boles, $355, Bond Forfeiture; Joshua Collins, Failure to Appear, Warrant, $280, Guilty; Joshua Collins, Failure to Pay Fines, Warrant, $155, Guilty; Joshua Collins, Failure to Appear, Warrant, $280, Guilty; Michael Couch, Speeding, Broughton, $102, Guilty; Michael Couch, DL Sups'd, Broughton, $355, Guilty; Michael Couch, No Proof Insurance, Broughton, $105, Guilty; Michael Couch, Failure to Appear, Warrant, $280, Guilty; Chasity Fader, Fail to Pay Registration, Roberts, $115, Cont'd to July 8; James Frey, Failure to Pay Fines, Warrant, $155, Guilty; Eric Friend, Speeding, Davis, $80, Bond Forfeiture; Jim Gantz, Failure to Appear, Warrant, $145, Trial July 8; Jim Gantz/Rachel Campbell, Unsightly Cond. ...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (06/26/08)
Aaron Burrow, 25, of Batesville was arrested on a warrant June 9 for breaking and entering and theft of property. He was released from the Fulton County Jail on June 10. Johnny Peacock, 37, of Myrtle, Mo., was arrested June 9 for public intoxication, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. He was released on his own recognizance the same day...
Izard County Sheriff's Report (06/26/08)
Christopher Trey Hill, 19, of Quail Run Apartments in Melbourne was arrested June 9 on felony theft of property warrant. The warrant stems from the disappearance of some $1,700 from the Pizza Inn of Melbourne. Hill was an employee of Pizza Inn at the time of the disappearance. Hill was released from the Izard County Detention Facility after making bond arrangements in the amount of $5,000. Hill is scheduled to appear in Izard County Circuit Court to answer this class "B" felony charge...
Man injured in wreck (06/26/08)
A 54-year-old Cherokee Village man received serious injuries in a two-vehicle crash five miles south of West Plains on Highway 63 June 21. Scott E. Palmer was traveling south on Highway 63 on his 2004 Harley Davidson motorcycle when a northbound 1997 Chevrolet pickup driven by 59-year-old Randall G. ...
Poll Question Results (06/26/08)
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Poll Question Results (06/26/08)
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Good Food (06/26/08)
The poll question on the Villager Journal's Web site this week got a lot of interesting comments. The question was, "What kind of new restaurant would you like to see in the Highland area?" The options were Family which received 22 percent of the votes; Steak House -- 26 percent; and Buffet which was the winning choice with 41 percent of the votes...
What's a newsworthy photo? (06/26/08)
Respect or rights? Which comes first? Are your rights greater than those who are hurting? Are your rights to get the news greater than those in the story? When you cover a story that involves a fatality, do you once consider the human aspect on the other end? In your rush to capture the news you surely must overlook the sadness and solemnity of the actual event to justify your own actions of clicking the camera...
Newspaper criticized for printing wreck photo on front page (06/26/08)
June 5, 2008, the life on this earth of a precious young man came to a sudden end in a tragic accident on State Highway 395 North. This was one of the saddest days of my life, but also a day that God called to my attention many things for which I am so thankful and blessed...
Wilburn Brothers' music please (06/26/08)
It may have been a success with the performers that were in the show as mentioned in the June 18-24 Villager, but where was the Wilburn Brothers' music? It was more like a tribute to Hank Williams, Sr. My family and several other lifetime Hardy residents agree. ...