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Stories from Thursday, July 10, 2008

The Praught Family ... 2008 Sharp County Farm Family (07/10/08)
Living a dream Family works together to make farm a success
No tax vote (07/10/08)
Hardy residents won't be voting on the sales tax that has been deliberated since March due to an unanimous decision by the Hardy City Council at their monthly meeting July 1. Alderman Amy Hussung explained that comments collected from an unspecified number of citizens from Hardy led her to believe that the sales tax did not have a chance of being accepted...
Deputy Max begins duty (07/10/08)
Will be used to locate missing people
Wanted: new owners (07/10/08)
CFountain Place is in search of a new owner in hopes of gaining assisted living services in the facility. "We just need to grow," said Jim Herbst, CEO of Fountain Place. In hopes of gaining new ownership, the Fountain Place Board of Directors has hired Marcus and Millichap, a commercial real estate investment firm based out of Chicago, to find a new owner. The firm specializes in the sale of senior housing assets...
It's how much? (07/10/08)
Donald and Wanda Burtram thought that June 28 was a day like any other, enjoying retirement and relaxing at home. As Burtram will tell you with an overpowering grin, "We're old and we just like to relax." But on this seemingly normal day, a surprise of thousand dollar proportions came into the Burtman's lives...
Hall pleads guilty (07/10/08)
Nearly two years after he robbed First Community Bank in Hardy, John Earl Hall finally had his day in court. During his appearance in U.S. District Court in Kansas City June 30, Hall, 44, pleaded guilty to three counts of armed bank robbery and one count of use of a firearm during a crime of violence...
Hightower completes crime scene training (07/10/08)
Patrolman Shane Hightower of the Cherokee Village Police Department graduated June 18 from the Crime Scene Technician Certificate Program (CSTCP), Session X, at the Criminal Justice Institute, University of Arkansas System. Patrolman Hightower completed this six-month program by attending a three-day course each month, from January through June, at the institute. ...
Delinquent land sale slated (07/10/08)
A public auction for the sale of tax delinquent land in Sharp County will be held at the Community Center in Ash Flat on Thursday, July 17 at 10 a.m., according to Mark Wilcox, Arkansas Commissioner of State Lands. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m...
Animal Shelter (07/10/08)
It's the dog days of summer at the Spring River Animal Shelter. A stray dog receives a bath and blow drying from volunteers Jean Davisson and Sharon Dickey. Shelter Director Shorlyn Morris said community support for the shelter has been tremendous and has allowed the shelter to productively progress since its grand opening May 3. Photo by Terrah Baker...
Charges filed after car crash (07/10/08)
Three people were cited after a one-car crash in Cherokee Village June 28. Rochelle Ratliff, 17, of Ash Flat was driving a 2005 Mazda MZ6 south on Okmulgee Drive around 12:20 a.m. when the car left the right side of the road, said Office Monte Lane. Ratliff then overcorrected which caused the vehicle to cross into the left lane. The car then traveled down an embankment and struck a tree, the accident report said...
Spring River splits low-scoring contests (07/10/08)
The Spring River senior softballers traveled to Jonesboro June 26 and were met be a stubborn squad. This was a low-scoring game and it looked like a mightier team wanted to win this one. Dan Hedrington hit a three-run homer and also made a great line drive catch at first base...
Stout, Bernd, two of 26 hunters to win elk permits for 2008 (07/10/08)
Edna Stout of Cave City and Edward Bernd of Guion were two of the 26 hunters who won elk hunting permits for 2008. As it is every year, the highlight of the 11th annual Buffalo River Elk Festival was the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission's drawing for elk hunting permits...
Rules set for first-ever Cherokee Village Deer Hunt (07/10/08)
Now that it's official, it's time to get down to details. On May 20, voters in Cherokee Village approved a controlled archery hunt in the city. Votes were 301 (70.2 percent) for, 128 (29.8) against. The season is open from Sept. 15-Oct. 31 and Jan. 1-31...
Sports Scores & Stats (07/10/08)
Cherokee Village Men's Golf Association Beautiful course conditions, as well as excellent weather, are bringing out more CVMGA golfers to enjoy the events arranged for their two scheduled play days each week. On June 24, a Shark Classic was set up by Ralph Neill at the South Course. ...
Tickets available for Legends Tour golf clinic (07/10/08)
The Tri-County Board of Realtors® (TCBOR) and First National Banking Company (FNBC) have announced co-sponsorship of the upcoming TCBOR/FNBC Golf Clinic conducted by the LPGA Legends Tour, in conjunction with the LPGA Legends Tour Horseshoe Bend Invitational Pro-Am...
Janet Bennett (07/10/08)
Janet Marlene Wiles Bennett of Cherokee Village, daughter of Marie Gayman Taylor and the late Col. Mark W. Gayman was born Dec. 18, 1947, in Tulsa, Okla.. She died June 28, 2008, at her son's home in Agnos, Ark., at the age of 60. She was united in marriage to Manoid Wiles in 1969 in Jonesboro. They had six children. She later married Jackie Bennett. She was a nurse and was employed by Ash Flat Convalescent Home for many years. She attended Peace Valley Pentecostal Church...
Patsy Alice Tyner (07/10/08)
Patsy Alice Tyner of Agnos, daughter of the late Clarence J. Ashton and Winifred McCulloch Ashton, was born Dec. 20, 1908, in Whichita Falls, Texas. She died June 26, 2008, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark., at the age of 99. She was united in marriage to Marvin Louis Tyner who preceded her in death. ...
Val W. Kirby (07/10/08)
Val W. Kirby, 100, of Strawberry, Ark., died July 1, 2008, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born Sept. 5, 1907, at Mammoth Spring, Ark., to Ewing and Alice (Owens) Kirby. He was a farmer and carpenter and a member of the Strawberry Church of Christ...
French -- Fulfer (07/10/08)
Martin and Lori Carpenter, Michael Joe French and Coy and Anita Fulfer are proud to announce the marriage of their daughter and son, Michia LiCole French to Jason Rae Fulfer. The marriage took place May 31 in Conway, Ark. A reception for Michia and Jason will be held Saturday, July 19, at the Ash Flat Church of Christ Fellowship Hall from 4-6 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend...
Alexander -- Carter (07/10/08)
Kasey Lynn Alexander and Adam Gibbons Carter will exchange wedding vows Saturday, July 19 at 6 p.m. at the Southwest Church of Christ, 1601 James Street in Jonesboro. Kasey is the daughter of Peggy Alexander and Michael Alexander of Jonesboro. Adam is the son of Kathy and Johnny Carter of Cherokee Village. He is also the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. James Earl Shelly of Ash Flat and Mrs. Dorris Carter and the late Fred Carter of Hardy...
Sharp County Sheriff's Report (07/10/08)
Michael Painter, 27, of Cherokee Village was charged June 20 with failure to pay, assault in the first degree, PI and disorderly conduct. Doug Cooper, 36, of Cherokee Village was charged June 20 with PI, disorderly conduct and assault in the first degree...
Izard County Sheriff's Report (07/10/08)
A Guion man and a Mountain View man were arrested Friday night at a sobriety checkpoint on West Road near Mount Pleasant. The men, Derick Clay Dayberry, 20, and Robert Lee Cochran of Mountain View remain on an investigative hold in the Izard County Detention Facility pending felony drug and related charges. Both tested positive for various illegal drugs according to Sheriff Lawrence...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (07/10/08)
Jerry Joiner, 48, of Paragould was arrested June 25 for driving while intoxicated on drugs, no seat belt, driving left of center, failure to maintain control and log book violation. He was released on a $1,333 bond and given a court date of Aug. 13...
Poll Question Results (07/10/08)
How You Voted
Highland's sewer system being handled correctly (07/10/08)
RE: Your poll question: "Do you think the City of Highland should be able to force homeowners to hook up to the new sewer system?" The sewer system for the City of Highland was the topic of discussion for a number of years. There were several articles in your newspaper about it and the meetings concerning it. The majority of the citizens voted to have this system installed...
Help is needed to keep Miss Glenna's dream alive (07/10/08)
Williford Library plays an important roll in our community and presently it is in real need of our help for its survival. The library was another victim of the March floods that did so much damage in our area. Five feet of water in the building resulted in the loss of over 6,000 books, furniture and other supplies...
Medical care is something this area must have (07/10/08)
Although the clinic is located within the bounds of Cherokee Village, I don't know why it has been named "Hardy Clinic." Hardy has a population of less that 1,000. Cherokee has close to 5,000. I have heard there is not enough population to warrant a hospital! Is this based on the population of Hardy?...