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Stories from Friday, July 11, 2008

Storm Siren (07/11/08)
The city of Mammoth Spring recently received a USDA grant for $16,950 for a new storm siren. Last week Mammoth Spring Police Chief Michael Davis and Fire Chief Kenny Haney tested the new siren that can be turned on and off by their radios. Photo by Jan Thompson...
Fireworks rescheduled (07/11/08)
ALTON -- The Alton Lion's Club has rescheduled their fireworks activities for July 12 due to rain last Saturday. According to Lion's Club member Barbara Rickert, activities will get underway at 7 p.m. at Piney Creek Park located on Highway 160 East. She said due to new construction at the park there will be reduced parking near the stage...
Dentist to give away dentures (07/11/08)
THAYER -- A Thayer dentist who wants to give back to his community, is offering a deal that would be hard to refuse. Dentist Gary Lack will be giving away two sets of dentures free, every month, as long as he can afford it. "In appreciation of 41 wonderful years of practicing dentistry in Thayer, I am showing my appreciation by giving away two sets of dentures each month to people in need," Lack said July 1...
Thayer says goodbye to mayor (07/11/08)
JTHAYER -- Longtime Thayer Mayor A.D. Pierce, 92, died June 25 in West Plains. Pierce was born and grew up in Jonesboro, Ark. After he graduated from Jonesboro High School he went to work for the Frisco Railroad and moved to Thayer. He spent 50 years working as a conductor on freight trains between Thayer and Memphis...
Farmers Market (07/11/08)
The Oregon County Farmers Market will be located beside the Health Department at Thayer, Tuesday and Wednesday until noon and from there they move to the old Dutch Oven from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. They will also be at the Dutch Oven on Friday and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. ...
Funds needed for school fair (07/11/08)
Ozark Action is currently raising funds to be used toward the purchase of necessary school supplies for low-income children in Oregon County for the upcoming school year. According to Paula Miller with Ozark Action, the Back to School Fair is a community event that promotes the health and well being of Oregon County residents...
Missouri encourages healthy eating (07/11/08)
AREA -- The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services is asking Missourians to choose healthy eating habits this summer. Now that school is out, many children and teens are eating more meals and snacks at home. Parents have the opportunity to encourage and support their families in choosing healthy foods throughout their summer break, according to Pat Kramer, a registered dietitian at the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services...
Emergency class offered (07/11/08)
OREGON COUNTY -- University of Missouri Extension and the State Emergency Management Agency is offering an emergency preparedness and response workshop to faith-based organizations Aug. 1-2 at the Cabool Second Baptist Church. The workshop is available to nine counties in southern Missouri including Oregon County...
Man dies in accident (07/11/08)
THAYER -- A Thayer man has died as the result of injuries he suffered in an accident June 2. Clyde G. Webb, 83, died June 27 at St. John's Hospital in Springfield. Webb received serious injuries in an accident that occurred on Highway 63, two miles north of Koshkonong. He was driving a 1998 Pontiac van when he ran off the right side of the road, went through a fence and into a field. Webb was air-lifted to St. John's Hospital in Springfield...
Cooperative helps members save (07/11/08)
AREA -- Howell-Oregon Electric Cooperative began a campaign known as "Take Control and Save" July 1. The program is designed to help members of the cooperative better manage the energy they consume, by making their homes more efficient. Funding for the program is a partnership between Associated Electric Cooperative and the distribution electric cooperatives they serve in Missouri, northeast Oklahoma and southern Iowa. ...
Dethrow introduces ethanol legislation (07/11/08)
MISSOURI -- One Hundred and Fifty Third District State Rep. Mike Dethrow from Alton introduced legislation (HB 2536) in this past session of the Missouri House of Representatives that would repeal Missouri's 10 percent ethanol requirement. Two years ago, the General Assembly passed Missouri's Renewable Fuel Standard which mandates using 10 percent ethanol in gasoline sold in Missouri when the ethanol blended gas costs less than unblended gas...
Safety, key for Columbia Flooring (07/11/08)
With a crowd of employees and Izard County officials, Arkansas Department of Labor Director James Salkeld presented Columbia Flooring in Melbourne with the One Million Work Hour Safety Award July 1, with a total of 1,052,034 hours worked without a lost-time injury...
July 4th quiet for Fulton County (07/11/08)
With the influx of out-of-town visitors to the area for the Fourth of July holiday and a river full of canoes and coolers, local law enforcement said they were pleased with the results. "Actually, it was pretty good," Fulton County Sheriff Walter Dillinger said. "There was more activity and more people out on the roads. Over on Spring River everything went pretty dog-gone-good this year," he said...
Summer cooldown (07/11/08)
The Salem City Pool, which recently celebrated its 35th year in operation, continues to make a splash with patrons offering cool water, observant lifeguards and a fitness program that is changing lives. Through effort, determination and the help of the Salem City's Water Aerobics Program, one Camp woman was able to regain one of the most important aspects of a person's life, her mobility...
A quiet 4th of July (07/11/08)
With the influx of out-of-town visitors to the area for the Fourth of July holiday and a river full of canoes and coolers, local law enforcement said they were pleased with the results. "Actually, it was pretty good," Fulton County Sheriff Walter Dillinger said. "There was more activity and more people out on the roads. Over on Spring River everything went pretty dog-gone-good this year," he said...
Safety first (07/11/08)
With a crowd of employees and Izard County officials, Arkansas Department of Labor Director James Salkeld presented Columbia Flooring in Melbourne with the One Million Work Hour Safety Award July 1, with a total of 1,052,034 hours worked without a lost-time injury...
Heatstroke common in summertime (07/11/08)
Summertime in the Ozarks is a season of fun in the sun for many, but the bittersweet truth about our celestial life-light reveals hidden dangers. Heatstroke is the most severe of the heat-related problems, often resulting from exercise or heavy work in hot environments combined with inadequate fluid intake, according to the Mayo Clinic...
Fulton County begins mitigation (07/11/08)
Fulton County has participated in the development of a Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan which will allow the county to maintain eligibility for certain federal grant programs that assisted in recovery efforts after this year's county-wide flood damage...
Local daycares crackdown (07/11/08)
The recent abduction of 16-month-old Aiden Mullins from a Mountain Home child care facility, Open Arms Learning Center, may have some parents in our local area wondering how safe their children are while supervised by others. There are at least eight child care facilities in Fulton County, all of which are subject to tight supervision according to Julie Munsell, a representative of the Arkansas Department of Human Services. ...
SC Delinquent land sale slated (07/11/08)
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...
Bankrobber pleads guilty (07/11/08)
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...
The Praught Family ... 2008 Sharp County Farm Family (07/11/08)
Living a dream ... Family works together to make farm a success
Deadline for managed deer hunts set for Aug. 15 (07/11/08)
Hunters have until Aug. 15 to apply for deer hunts at state parks, national wildlife refuges, military reservations and nature preserves. Those who applied for a hunt last year and were not drawn will receive preference when they apply this year if they use the same Conservation ID Number...
High bidder can name new frog species (07/11/08)
If you ever wished you could choose the name of a new species, now is your chance. Television personality Jeff Corwin and Amphibian Ark are offering naming rights for five newly discovered and as-yet-unnamed frog species to the highest bidder. Corwin, host and executive producer of The Jeff Corwin Experience and Corwin's Quest on the Animal Planet cable television channel, is cosponsoring the "Five for Frogs" campaign to raise awareness of the worldwide decline of frogs and other amphibians...
Rules set for first-ever Cherokee Village Deer Hunt (07/11/08)
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...
Night fishing: Be prepared and catch a bunch (07/11/08)
When summer arrives and daytime temperatures climb past 90, the numbers of fishermen on Arkansas waters decline. It's inevitable. Many anglers grumble, "It's just too hot. The fish won't bite." So other fishermen chuckle to themselves and get ready to work waters less populated with anglers...
Stout, Bernd, two of 26 hunters to win elk permits for 2008 (07/11/08)
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...
Tickets available for Legends Tour golf clinic (07/11/08)
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...
Tickets available for Legends Tour golf clinic (07/11/08)
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...
Val W. Kirby (07/11/08)
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., the son of Ewing and Alice (Owens) Kirby. He was a farmer and carpenter and a member of the Strawberry Church of Christ...
Arlis Eugene Case (07/11/08)
Arlis Eugene Case was born March 13, 1941, in Mammoth Spring, Ark., the son of the late Archie Case and Eula Martin Case, and died July 4, 2008, in West  Plains, Mo., at the age of 67. He was united in marriage on Aug. 21, 1982, in Highland, Ark., to Charlene Manasco...
Helen Bernice Dodson (07/11/08)
Helen Bernice Dodson, 82, of Alton, Mo., was born Aug. 28, 1925, in Oregon County, Mo., and died June 29, 2008, at her home. In April of 1941, she was united in marriage to James Donovan Sisco and to this union three children were born, Helen Sue, Larry Don and James Ronald...
Janet Wiles Bennett (07/11/08)
Janet Marlene Wiles Bennett of Cherokee Village, Ark., 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...
Val W. Kirby (07/11/08)
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., the son of Ewing and Alice (Owens) Kirby. He was a farmer and carpenter and a member of the Strawberry Church of Christ...
Arlis Eugene Case (07/11/08)
Arlis Eugene Case was born March 13, 1941, in Mammoth Spring, Ark., the son of the late Archie Case and Eula Martin Case, and died July 4, 2008, in West  Plains, Mo., at the age of 67. He was united in marriage on Aug. 21, 1982, in Highland, Ark., to Charlene Manasco...
Helen Bernice Dodson (07/11/08)
Helen Bernice Dodson, 82, of Alton, Mo., was born Aug. 28, 1925, in Oregon County, Mo., and died June 29, 2008, at her home. In April of 1941, she was united in marriage to James Donovan Sisco and to this union three children were born, Helen Sue, Larry Don and James Ronald...
Janet Wiles Bennett (07/11/08)
Janet Marlene Wiles Bennett of Cherokee Village, Ark., 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...
French -- Fulfer (07/11/08)
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...
French -- Fulfer (07/11/08)
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 (07/11/08)
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...
Alexander -- Carter (07/11/08)
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...
Bryants celebrate 20th wedding anniversary (07/11/08)
Brad and Melinda Bryant were married June 25, 1988, in Princeton, La. Brad is the son of Bob Bryant of Salem and Barbara Haslett of West Plains. Melinda is the daughter of the late Leo Cantrell of Salem and Judy Capps of Diboll, Texas. They were blessed with two children, Dustin 19 and Morgan 15...
Bryants celebrate 20th wedding anniversary (07/11/08)
Brad and Melinda Bryant were married June 25, 1988, in Princeton, La. Brad is the son of Bob Bryant of Salem and Barbara Haslett of West Plains. Melinda is the daughter of the late Leo Cantrell of Salem and Judy Capps of Diboll, Texas. They were blessed with two children, Dustin 19 and Morgan 15...
Oregon County Sheriff's Report (07/11/08)
Robert Hurtado, 38, of Alton was transported to state prison by officers with the Oregon County Sheriff's Department July 3 on a felony assault charge. Hurtado will serve three years in prison. Edward Clyde Busby, 68, of Alton was arrested by officers with the sheriff's department on a felony of passing a bad check and probation violation from Laclede County July 2. He was returned to Laclede County to face the charges...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (07/11/08)
Marla Green, age 18, of Mammoth Spring was arrested on a warrant for possession of a controlled substance. Green was transported to Izard County in lieu of $10,000 bond. Samuel Mullens, age 24, of Mammoth Spring was arrested on warrant for possession of controlled substance on July 2. Mullens was released on $10,000 bond July 2...
Izard County Sheriff's Report (07/11/08)
Formal charges from two counties have been brought against a Violet Hill couple that was earlier arrested in connection with armed robbery of a Paragould drug store. In Izard County, Dennis William Destefano and Jennifer F. Destefano were each charged with possession of a controlled substance with the intent to delivery, a class "y" felony. ...
Sharp County Sheriff's Report (07/11/08)
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...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (07/11/08)
Marla Green, age 18, of Mammoth Spring was arrested on a warrant for possession of a controlled substance. Green was transported to Izard County in lieu of $10,000 bond. Samuel Mullens, age 24, of Mammoth Spring was arrested on warrant for possession of controlled substance on July 2. Mullens was released on $10,000 bond July 2...
Izard County Sheriff's Report (07/11/08)
Formal charges from two counties have been brought against a Violet Hill couple that was earlier arrested in connection with armed robbery of a Paragould drug store. In Izard County, Dennis William Destefano and Jennifer F. Destefano were each charged with possession of a controlled substance with the intent to delivery, a class "y" felony. ...
Oregon County Sheriff's Report (07/11/08)
Robert Hurtado, 38, of Alton was transported to state prison by officers with the Oregon County Sheriff's Department July 3 on a felony assault charge. Hurtado will serve three years in prison. Edward Clyde Busby, 68, of Alton was arrested by officers with the sheriff's department on a felony of passing a bad check and probation violation from Laclede County July 2. He was returned to Laclede County to face the charges...
Sharp County Sheriff's Report (07/11/08)
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...
Poll Question Results (07/11/08)
How You Voted
Help is needed to keep Miss Glenna's dream alive (07/11/08)
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 (07/11/08)
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?...
Help is needed to keep Miss Glenna's dream alive (07/11/08)
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...