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Stories from Thursday, August 7, 2008

Old Soldiers Reunion is set for next week (08/07/08)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- The 115th Old Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Air Force Reunion will be held Aug. 11 through Aug. 16 at Mammoth Spring State Park. The Mammoth Spring VFW Post 7831 annually sponsors the event. Entertainment this year at the pavilion on the hill will be:...
Underwood is new Oregon County Sheriff (08/07/08)
OREGON COUNTY -- Local unofficial election results from the Aug. 5 primary election have been announced by Oregon County Clerk Gary Hensley. In the sheriff's race, Oregon County Sheriff Tim Ward's term came to an end after receiving 785 votes to George Underwood's 877 votes. Stacey Hainey received 97 votes...
Bones from Civil War era (08/07/08)
THAYER -- Pictures of skeletal remains, probably unearthed by recent flooding along the banks of the Warm Fork River near Thayer, have been sent to Dr. Daniel Wescott an anthropologist with the University of Missouri at Columbia. Thayer Police Chief David Bailey said Dr. Wescott looked at a picture of a jaw bone, teeth and skull. "He said the remains were probably of the Civil War era or older, and belonged to a male between 18-and 20-years old," Bailey said...
Commodities benefit many (08/07/08)
OREGON COUNTY -- Area churches and volunteers are distributing The Emergency Food Assistance (TEFAP) Commodities every second Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon at the Oregon County Food Pantry located at Sixth and Chestnut Streets (behind the old Thayer Elementary School) in Thayer...
Rural mail carriers offer many services (08/07/08)
Jan Thompson Staff Writer AREA -- With the rising cost of fuel, Koshkonong Postmaster Donna Steed said she would like to remind area residents one way to cut their fuel costs is to use the services offered by rural mail carriers. "In 1896, rural mail carriers began reaching out to rural America, connecting farms and homesteads, one address at a time, with the wealth of products and services available from our nation's cities," Steed said...
FC Hospital finances improving each month (08/07/08)
The Fulton County Hospital has gone through some major changes over the years as it has been growing. But those additions come with a hefty price tag. The hospital board meeting on Monday, July 28, had some good news about updating the old kitchen, though. The board breathed a sigh of relief when they found out that the Food and Drug Administration inspected the kitchen floor and said the hospital did not need to tear it out, which saves time on construction and money...
Health Department offers aquatic classes (08/07/08)
OREGON COUNTY -- For seven years ladies in Oregon County have been having fun and exercising at the same time at the Thayer Swimming Pool. The Oregon County Health Department has a program, The Oregon County Health Coalition, sponsored and funded by the St. ...
Club builds new tractor pull track (08/07/08)
AREA -- A new club, the Mo./Ark. Pullers Club, Thayer Chapter #189 has built a new track and will be hosting their first tractor and truck pull Aug. 16. The new track is located in the Thayer Industrial Park adjacent to the Thayer/Mammoth Spring Saddle Club Rodeo Arena...
Peppers source of salmonella outbreak (08/07/08)
Those who enjoy the mild feeling of steam coming off their faces, their noses clearing and tears running down their eyes, may have had a bit more to cry about when they heard that their favorite tear-jerking pepper is not only potentially dangerous to their taste buds but also for their health...
Hospital offers free screenings (08/07/08)
You know the old saying, "The greatest things in life are free?" That saying can never be true enough, especially when you want to lead a long and healthy life. Cancer claims the lives of men, women and children of all races, sex and creeds. A way people can combat cancer is to have regular screening tests...
As local metal thefts increase, so do prices (08/07/08)
Soaring metal prices have affected steel manufacturers, carpenters, farmers and automobile companies across the nation. Even electric cooperatives have problems with the rise in copper prices. Not only are prices going up, but also thieves are coming in. Residents of Fulton County who work with metal on a daily basis are beginning to feel the pressure of the metal economy...
It's Fair Time (08/07/08)
Photo by Emily McIntosh The Fulton County Fair is now underway and will continue through Saturday at the fairgrounds in Salem. On Tuesday, Master Gardener Ralph Moore, checked in and itemized all the horticultural produce to be judged at the fair.
FCH finances improving each month (08/07/08)
The Fulton County Hospital has gone through some major changes over the years as it has been growing. But those additions come with a hefty price tag. The hospital board meeting on Monday, July 28, had some good news about updating the old kitchen, though. The board breathed a sigh of relief when they found out that the Food and Drug Administration inspected the kitchen floor and said the hospital did not need to tear it out, which saves time on construction and money...
As local metal thefts increase, so do prices (08/07/08)
Soaring metal prices have affected steel manufacturers, carpenters, farmers and automobile companies across the nation. Even electric cooperatives have problems with the rise in copper prices. Not only are prices going up, but also thieves are coming in. Residents of Fulton County who work with metal on a daily basis are beginning to feel the pressure of the metal economy...
Hospital offers free screenings (08/07/08)
You know the old saying, "The greatest things in life are free?" That saying can never be true enough, especially when you want to lead a long and healthy life. Cancer claims the lives of men, women and children of all races, sex and creeds. A way people can combat cancer is to have regular screening tests...
Peppers source of salmonella outbreak (08/07/08)
Those who enjoy the mild feeling of steam coming off their faces, their noses clearing and tears running down their eyes, may have had a bit more to cry about when they heard that their favorite tear-jerking pepper is not only potentially dangerous to their taste buds but also for their health...
Internet now vital in schools (08/07/08)
T Now that wiring schools for Internet use is not just a priority but a necessity, parents should be aware of the benefits and downfalls the information age has on their child's education. Technology is ever-prevalent in a student's life, from video games and television, to IPODs and cell phones. Limiting children on these technologies so they know when their usage is helpful and when it's interfering can prove to be a priceless tool in a world full of devices beckoning for attention...
Watermelon festival gets underway (08/07/08)
The 30th Annual Cave City Watermelon Festival will take place Aug. 7-9 at the City Park behind Sonic. Organizer and co-founder Charles Landers said that this year's watermelon crops were a little late due to the floods but there will still be plenty of Cave City's famous watermelons to feed all who attend...
Savannah Harris crowned 2008 Miss Sharp County (08/07/08)
Poised and smiling, Savannah Harris, daughter of Eric and Shannon Harris of Cherokee Village, was crowned 2008 Miss Sharp County. Harris said what she enjoys most about being in a pageant is the ability to get in front of a crowd displaying her confidence, and of course, "the pretty dresses."...
Wreck (08/07/08)
Photo by Emily McIntosh A car accident occurred Aug. 1, 3.5 miles south on Highway 395, Byron Road, when Curtis D. Gates of Ash Flat, traveling south drove left of center into the north bound lane and sideswiped Ryan Yarnell's car. There were no serious injuries...
Old Soldiers' Reunion Aug. 11-16 at Mammoth Spring (08/07/08)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- The 115th Old Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Air Force Reunion will be held Aug. 11 through Aug. 16 at Mammoth Spring State Park. The Mammoth Spring VFW Post 7831 annually sponsors the event. Entertainment this year at the pavilion on the hill will be:...
$1,000 reward offered (08/07/08)
Aaron Slayton of Cherokee Village, in conjunction with his parents, Linda and Danny Slayton of Williford, are offering a $1,000 reward to anyone who can provide useful information regarding the car that hit and nearly killed Slayton July 29. According to Linda Slayton, the accident occurred between noon and 1 p.m. ...
Internet now vital in schools (08/07/08)
Now that wiring schools for Internet use is not just a priority but a necessity, parents should be aware of the benefits and downfalls the information age has on their child's education. Technology is ever-prevalent in a student's life, from video games and television, to IPODs and cell phones. Limiting children on these technologies so they know when their usage is helpful and when it's interfering can prove to be a priceless tool in a world full of devices beckoning for attention...
18 Wheeler Wreck (08/07/08)
Photo Terrah Baker A semi-truck driven by a native of Michigan ran down an embankment and ended up on the railroad tracks in the early hours of July 31. According to the driver, he was driving at a normal and safe speed but the lightness of his empty trailer and the slick roads led the trailer to jack knife and the truck to tumble off the highway. Although the train tracks were temporarily closed, no one was injured in the accident...
Project to benefit many (08/07/08)
The new economic development project taking place in Sharp County will mean free training and assistance to small business owners and many local citizens. In an effort to conquer the "last frontier" in economic development in the state of Arkansas, the Delta Center for Economic Development at the University of Arkansas is launching a county-wide program that will provide needed resources for Sharp County to progress into the new global economy, according to Jerry Smith, director of the Center for Regional and Communication Development at ASU.. ...
Watermelon festival gets underway (08/07/08)
The 30th Annual Cave City Watermelon Festival will take place Aug. 7-9 at the City Park behind Sonic. Organizer and co-founder Charles Landers said that this year's watermelon crops were a little late due to the floods but there will still be plenty of Cave City's famous watermelons to feed all who attend...
Preventive measures help to avoid West Nile virus (08/07/08)
There has been two confirmed human cases of West Nile virus in Arkansas in 2008, according to the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH). The 2008 cases have emanated from the center of the state but the viruses are located through out the state, authorities said...
Payday lenders refuse to shut down (08/07/08)
Shut down or we will shut you down - with a law suit, was the cry of Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel in early 2008, but as of July 16 one out of every three lenders are still in operation and working to avoid state regulations, according to the Arkansas State Attorney General's Office...
Anglers can help keep slithery menace out of state (08/07/08)
Some ecological threats are subtle, hardly drawing any notice except in scientific circles. Then there is the northern snakehead, an exotic invader so obviously evil it is difficult not to recoil in horror. At least that is what Missouri officials hope...
Physicals scheduled at Izard County (08/07/08)
Dr. Rebecca Phillips and staff will be conducting athletic physicals for all Izard County High School athletes on Aug. 8, beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the Fine Arts Complex on the high school campus. All athletes need to visit with their coaches about physical forms that must have parental signature in order to receive their physicals...
CASA Scramble on tap for South Course (08/07/08)
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) will host a benefit two-person scramble Aug. 9 at the Cherokee Village South Golf Course. The scramble will benefit the Sharp County CASA program. The cost is $75 per team, with an 8 a.m. shotgun start scheduled...
Ostermann resigns after four years (08/07/08)
Brian Ostermann, head coach of the Missouri State University-West Plains Grizzly basketball team, has resigned after four seasons with the team to accept a position as the associate head coach of the Texas Christian University (TCU) Horned Frogs women's basketball program in Fort Worth...
Tigers ranked seventh in pre-season poll (08/07/08)
Fresh off last season's 12-2 campaign and armed by the return of 17 starters, the Missouri Tigers checked in at No. 7 last week in the initial USA Today top 25 Coaches' Poll of the 2008 season. The No. 7 preseason ranking is the highest in school history for the Tigers, eclipsing their No. 10 preseason mark in the Associated Press poll at the start of the 1969 campaign...
Golf Tourney ready for shotgun start (08/07/08)
It's August and that means it's time to get ready for the Knights of Columbus' annual Chuck Dennis Golf Tournament. The tourney is set for Aug. 16 with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. Free coffee and doughnuts will be available. The event will pay $1,100 total cash for every flight and additional prizes will be awarded for longest putts...
CASA Scramble on tap for South Course (08/07/08)
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) will host a benefit two-person scramble Aug. 9 at the Cherokee Village South Golf Course. The scramble will benefit the Sharp County CASA program. The cost is $75 per team, with an 8 a.m. shotgun start scheduled...
Benton angler claims Big Bass Bonanza's top prize (08/07/08)
A Benton fisherman took top honors in this year's Arkansas Big Bass Bonanza. Duke Gunnell pulled in an 8.14-pound bass to take home the contest's $100,000 prize. Gunnell, 43, used a white plastic frog to attract the large bass to his hook as he fished the morning of Aug. 3 among some lily pads in Post Lake near Dumas...
Taylor Buddhu selected for Hall of Fame (08/07/08)
Cherokee Village resident Loretta Taylor Buddhu was inducted into the Southwestern College Athletic Hall of Fame in a ceremony held May 17 at the San Diego Country Club in Chula Vista, Ca. She was one of five inductees in the Hall of Fame's 2008 class...
Late rally drops Spring River (08/07/08)
On July 24, the Spring River senior softballers went to Jonesboro and played the Gene Mitchell Gang. This was another close game with Spring River scoring first. On offense, Pat LaFaye, "Tuna" Morgan and "Wormy" banged out triples. Joe Bonds used his burning speed for an inside-the-park homer. ...
Golf Tourney ready for shotgun start (08/07/08)
It's August and that means it's time to get ready for the Knights of Columbus' annual Chuck Dennis Golf Tournament. The tourney is set for Aug. 16 with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. Free coffee and doughnuts will be available. The event will pay $1,100 total cash for every flight and additional prizes will be awarded for longest putts...
Smith transfers to Williams Baptist (08/07/08)
Former Cave City Caveman standout Jordan Smith signed a letter of intent July 30 to play baseball for Williams Baptist College. Smith is transferring to WBC from Independence Community College in Kansas. A 2007 graduate of Cave City High School, Smith was selected All-State his junior and senior years on the baseball diamond...
Taylor Buddhu selected for Hall of Fame (08/07/08)
Cherokee Village resident Loretta Taylor Buddhu was inducted into the Southwestern College Athletic Hall of Fame in a ceremony held May 17 at the San Diego Country Club in Chula Vista, Ca. She was one of five inductees in the Hall of Fame's 2008 class...
William Arnold Topping (08/07/08)
William Arnold Topping, 72, of Ash Flat, Ark., died July 27, 2008, at Hospice House in Mountain Home, Ark. He was born Feb. 2, 1936, at Hardy, Ark., the son of Charles and Effie Gillahan Topping. He was of the Free Will Baptist faith. Survivors include: one sister, Mary Topping of Ash Flat; and one brother, Lee Topping of San Antonio, Texas...
Lehman Barnet (08/07/08)
Lehman Barnet, 77, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., formerly of Ash Flat, Ark., died July 30, 2008, at The Manor Nursing and Rehab in Poplar Bluff. He was born March 17, 1931, at Alicia, Ark., the son of Marvin and Pearl Nicholson Barnet. He married Mary Elizabeth Brooks in October 1957, at Evening Shade. He was a dairy farmer and a protestant...
Mary E. Garrett (08/07/08)
Mary E. Garrett, 94, of Glenwood, Iowa, formerly of Cherokee Village, Ark., died at Jennie Edmundson Hospital in Council Bluffs, Iowa, July 24, 2008. Mary Elaine Garrett, one of eight children of Roy M. Higgins and Serena B. (Thomas) Higgins, was born Feb. 7, 1914, near Farragut, Iowa. Mary grew up in the Shenandoah, Iowa, area where she graduated from high school in 1932. Following school, she worked in the business office at Earl May Seed and Nursery Company in Shenandoah...
Olive May Boren (08/07/08)
Olive May Boren, 92, of Alton, Mo., was born Oct. 18, 1915, at Cardwell, Ark., and died July 26, 2008, at the Shady Oaks Healthcare Center in Thayer, Mo. She was united in marriage to Joseph B. Ray and to this union two children were born, Geraldine and Murrel Gene in Cardwell, Mo...
Ronnie Huckabee (08/07/08)
Ronnie William  Huckabee, 58, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., was born Aug. 30, 1949, in Caraway, Ark. He died July 24, 2008, at the Baptist East Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Survivors include: his wife, Lori of the home; four children, Chad Huckabee of Charleston, S.C., William "Bud" Huckabee, Jason Huckabee and Ronnie Huckabee all of Illinois; two grandchildren, Tyler and Matthew Huckabee, both of Mammoth Spring; two sisters, Cathy  Prince of Thayer, Mo., and Sharon Ogle of Victoria, Texas; one brother, Donnie Huckabee of Salem; and other relatives and friends.. ...
Alice Marie Faigle (08/07/08)
Alice Marie Faigle, 88, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., daughter of the late Clarence E. and Lida J. (Pfromer) Stewart, was born Feb. 2, 1920, in Houston, Texas. She died July 24, 2008, at the Community Medical Center in Calico Rock, Ark. She was united in marriage to Harold J. ...
Arthur Harris (08/07/08)
Arthur Harris, 92, of Salem, Ark., son of the late Samuel D. and Mina (Cooper) Harris, was born May 25, 1916, at Wideman, Ark. He died July 31, 2008, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. He was united in marriage to Tressie Lee McVey on Feb. 19, 1944, at Salem, Ark., and to this union three children were born. He worked with rental properties, served as state representative and was a salesman...
Kathy Clark Thomas (08/07/08)
Mary Kathryn Clark Risner Thomas, 59, was born June 6, 1949, in Jonesboro, Ark., the daughter of Huey Franklin Clark and Mary Coleen Dawson Clark. She died July 28, 2008, at her home in Thayer, Mo. She was united in marriage on Jan. 25, 1965, in Salem, Ark., to Gary Risner. She was united in marriage on Nov. 26, 1976, in Thayer Mo., to Carelton Thomas...
Arthur Harris (08/07/08)
Arthur Harris, 92, of Salem, Ark., son of the late Samuel D. and Mina (Cooper) Harris, was born May 25, 1916, at Wideman, Ark. He died July 31, 2008, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. He was united in marriage to Tressie Lee McVey on Feb. 19, 1944, at Salem, Ark., and to this union three children were born. He worked with rental properties, served as state representative and was a salesman...
William Arnold Topping (08/07/08)
William Arnold Topping, 72, of Ash Flat, Ark., died July 27, 2008, at Hospice House in Mountain Home, Ark. He was born Feb. 2, 1936, at Hardy, Ark., the son of Charles and Effie Gillahan Topping. He was of the Free Will Baptist faith. Survivors include: one sister, Mary Topping of Ash Flat; and one brother, Lee Topping of San Antonio, Texas...
Lehman Barnet (08/07/08)
Lehman Barnet, 77, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., formerly of Ash Flat, Ark., died July 30, 2008, at The Manor Nursing and Rehab in Poplar Bluff. He was born March 17, 1931, at Alicia, Ark., the son of Marvin and Pearl Nicholson Barnet. He married Mary Elizabeth Brooks in October 1957, at Evening Shade. He was a dairy farmer and a protestant...
Mary E. Garrett (08/07/08)
Mary E. Garrett, 94, of Glenwood, Iowa, formerly of Cherokee Village, Ark., died at Jennie Edmundson Hospital in Council Bluffs, Iowa, July 24, 2008. Mary Elaine Garrett, one of eight children of Roy M. Higgins and Serena B. (Thomas) Higgins, was born Feb. 7, 1914, near Farragut, Iowa. Mary grew up in the Shenandoah, Iowa, area where she graduated from high school in 1932. Following school, she worked in the business office at Earl May Seed and Nursery Company in Shenandoah...
Olive May Boren (08/07/08)
Olive May Boren, 92, of Alton, Mo., was born Oct. 18, 1915, at Cardwell, Ark., and died July 26, 2008, at the Shady Oaks Healthcare Center in Thayer, Mo. She was united in marriage to Joseph B. Ray and to this union two children were born, Geraldine and Murrel Gene in Cardwell, Mo...
Ronnie Huckabee (08/07/08)
Ronnie William  Huckabee, 58, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., was born Aug. 30, 1949, in Caraway, Ark. He died July 24, 2008, at the Baptist East Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Survivors include: his wife, Lori of the home; four children, Chad Huckabee of Charleston, S.C., William "Bud" Huckabee, Jason Huckabee and Ronnie Huckabee all of Illinois; two grandchildren, Tyler and Matthew Huckabee, both of Mammoth Spring; two sisters, Cathy  Prince of Thayer, Mo., and Sharon Ogle of Victoria, Texas; one brother, Donnie Huckabee of Salem; and other relatives and friends.. ...
Alice Marie Faigle (08/07/08)
Alice Marie Faigle, 88, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., daughter of the late Clarence E. and Lida J. (Pfromer) Stewart, was born Feb. 2, 1920, in Houston, Texas. She died July 24, 2008, at the Community Medical Center in Calico Rock, Ark. She was united in marriage to Harold J. ...
Kathy Clark Thomas (08/07/08)
Mary Kathryn Clark Risner Thomas, 59, was born June 6, 1949, in Jonesboro, Ark., the daughter of Huey Franklin Clark and Mary Coleen Dawson Clark. She died July 28, 2008, at her home in Thayer, Mo. She was united in marriage on Jan. 25, 1965, in Salem, Ark., to Gary Risner. She was united in marriage on Nov. 26, 1976, in Thayer Mo., to Carelton Thomas...
William Arnold Topping (08/07/08)
William Arnold Topping, 72, of Ash Flat, Ark., died July 27, 2008, at Hospice House in Mountain Home, Ark. He was born Feb. 2, 1936, at Hardy, Ark., the son of Charles and Effie Gillahan Topping. He was of the Free Will Baptist faith. Survivors include: one sister, Mary Topping of Ash Flat; and one brother, Lee Topping of San Antonio, Texas...
Mary E. Garrett (08/07/08)
Mary E. Garrett, 94, of Glenwood, Iowa, formerly of Cherokee Village, Ark., died at Jennie Edmundson Hospital in Council Bluffs, Iowa, July 24, 2008. Mary Elaine Garrett, one of eight children of Roy M. Higgins and Serena B. (Thomas) Higgins, was born Feb. 7, 1914, near Farragut, Iowa. Mary grew up in the Shenandoah, Iowa, area where she graduated from high school in 1932. Following school, she worked in the business office at the Earl May Seed and Nursery Company in Shenandoah...
Lehman Barnet (08/07/08)
Lehman Barnet, 77, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., formerly of Ash Flat, Ark., died July 30, 2008, at The Manor Nursing and Rehab in Poplar Bluff. He was born March 17, 1931, at Alicia, Ark., the son of Marvin and Pearl Nicholson Barnet. He married Mary Elizabeth Brooks in October 1957, at Evening Shade. He was a dairy farmer and a protestant...
Alice Marie Faigle (08/07/08)
Alice Marie Faigle, 88, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., daughter of the late Clarence E. and Lida J. (Pfromer) Stewart, was born Feb. 2, 1920, in Houston, Texas. She died July 24, 2008, at the Community Medical Center in Calico Rock, Ark. She was united in marriage to Harold J. ...
Navaeh Korinne Metcalf (08/07/08)
John and Sandie Metcalf of West Plains, Mo., announce the birth of their daughter, Nevaeh Korinne. Nevaeh was born July 7, 2008, at 8:57 a.m., weighing 10 pounds, and was 22-1/4 inches long. She is welcomed home by her brothers, Jayden, 7, Lyric, 4, and River 3...
Whitt Guffey Bishop (08/07/08)
C.J. and Lucinda Bishop of Salem are proud to announce the birth of their son, Whitt Guffey Bishop. He was born June 29, 2008, at Baxter Regional Hospital in Mountain Home and weighed 6 pounds, 8.8 ounces and was 19-1/2 inches long. His grandparents are Lynn and Mary Guffey of Gepp and Dewayne and Vickie Bishop of Salem. Great-grandparents are Buck Guffey of Gepp, John and Hazel Tucker of Salem. Great-grandparents are Everett and Ruby Evans of Salem...
Navaeh Korinne Metcalf (08/07/08)
John and Sandie Metcalf of West Plains, Mo., announce the birth of their daughter, Nevaeh Korinne. Nevaeh was born July 7, 2008, at 8:57 a.m., weighing 10 pounds, and was 22-1/4 inches long. She is welcomed home by her brothers, Jayden, 7, Lyric, 4, and River 3...
Whitt Guffey Bishop (08/07/08)
C.J. and Lucinda Bishop of Salem are proud to announce the birth of their son, Whitt Guffey Bishop. He was born June 29, 2008, at Baxter Regional Hospital in Mountain Home and weighed 6 pounds, 8.8 ounces and was 19-1/2 inches long. His grandparents are Lynn and Mary Guffey of Gepp and Dewayne and Vickie Bishop of Salem. Great-grandparents are Buck Guffey of Gepp, John and Hazel Tucker of Salem. Great-grandparents are Everett and Ruby Evans of Salem...
Benedict -- Martin (08/07/08)
Bailey Joe Benedict, of Cherokee Village, is pleased to announce the marriage of his mother, Jamie LeAnn to Michael Seth Martin of Salem. The couple were married July 18 in a small ceremony on the Eleven Point River near Dalton, Ark. The bride was escorted by her son, Bailey, and her father, John Ed Welch. Brian and Jodie Hoover of West Plains, brother-in-law and sister of the groom, served as attendants. Doug Criss of Star City performed the ceremony...
Benedict -- Martin (08/07/08)
Bailey Joe Benedict, of Cherokee Village, is pleased to announce the marriage of his mother, Jamie LeAnn to Michael Seth Martin of Salem. The couple were married July 18 in a small ceremony on the Eleven Point River near Dalton, Ark. The bride was escorted by her son, Bailey, and her father, John Ed Welch. Brian and Jodie Hoover of West Plains, brother-in-law and sister of the groom, served as attendants. Doug Criss of Star City performed the ceremony...
Kruep -- Crase (08/07/08)
William and Karen Kruep of St. Louis, Mo., announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Lindsay Ann, to Michael Dean Crase Jr. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. Forrest Owens and the late Mrs. Gloria Owens of St. Louis, Mo., and Mrs. Eleanor Kruep and the late Mr. George Kruep of St. Louis...
Kruep -- Crase (08/07/08)
William and Karen Kruep of St. Louis, Mo., announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Lindsay Ann, to Michael Dean Crase Jr. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. Forrest Owens and the late Mrs. Gloria Owens of St. Louis, Mo., and Mrs. Eleanor Kruep and the late Mr. George Kruep of St. Louis...
Oregon County Sheriff's Report (08/07/08)
Jeffrey S. Brown, 47, of Alton was arrested July 29 on a Cass County, Mo., warrant on a failure to appear charge. Joshua A. Canon, 29, of Bartlett, Tenn., was arrested Aug. 2 for possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of less than 35 grams of marijuana...
Thayer Police Report (08/07/08)
Larry Shaw, 63, of Batesville, Ark. was charged Aug. 3 with speeding. Jack B. Wright, 61, of Thayer was charged with driving while intoxicated. After serving the mandatory eight hours in the city jail he posted a $523 bond and was released. Curbow Raymond Lee, 28, was picked up by Ava, Mo., City Police on a failure to appear charge from Thayer. He remains in the Ava jail...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (08/07/08)
Zach Deckard, 26, of Bethesda was arrested for possession of a controlled substance (marijuana) on July 26. Deckard was cited, and given a court date of Sept. 10 and released. Steven Beeson, 43, of Mammoth Spring was arrested for 3rd degree domestic battery on July 28. Beeson was released on a $320 bond and given a court date of Aug. 13...
Sharp County Sheriff's Report (08/07/08)
Cynthia Wellman, 42, of Ash Flat was arrested July 25 on a warrant for failure to appear. Eric Nelson, 34, of Batesville was arrested July 25 on a warrant for failure to pay and an affidavit of domestic battery. Crystal Sandefur, 30, of Magnus was arrested July 25 on a warrant for failure to pay two times...
Arkansas State Police (08/07/08)
Jonathan L. Otto, 24, of Pineville, Ark., was taken to Baxter Regional Medical Center Aug. 1 with an injury from a car accident on Highway 177. Otto was traveling south on Highway 177 when he traveled off the west shoulder and then overcorrected and traveled across both lanes of traffic before driving off the east shoulder. His vehicle overturned and landed on its top...
Izard County Sheriff's Report (08/07/08)
A Saturday night traffic stop resulted in the arrest of the driver on drug charges. Deputy Gabe Sanders stop a pickup truck for having no license plates and in the glove compartment of vehicle was an ounce of marijuana and rolling papers. Sheriff Tate Lawrence said that John Clay Blake, 21, of Batesville was charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of an instrument of crime. ...
Traffic stop leads to arrest (08/07/08)
A routine traffic stop Aug. 3 relating to speeding on Arkansas Highway 69 south of Melbourne resulted in the arrest of a Mountain Grove, Mo., man. Deputy J.T. Baker initiated the traffic stop near the intersection of 69 and 69 spur and discovered a quantity of what appeared to be methamphetamine along with a smoking pipe, digital scales commonly used in the distribution of drugs and packaging material...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (08/07/08)
Zach Deckard, 26, of Bethesda was arrested for possession of a controlled substance (marijuana) on July 26. Deckard was cited, and given a court date of Sept. 10 and released. Steven Beeson, 43, of Mammoth Spring was arrested for 3rd degree domestic battery on July 28. Beeson was released on a $320 bond and given a court date of Aug. 13...
Izard County Sheriff's Report (08/07/08)
A Saturday night traffic stop resulted in the arrest of the driver on drug charges. Deputy Gabe Sanders stop a pickup truck for having no license plates and in the glove compartment of vehicle was an ounce of marijuana and rolling papers. Sheriff Tate Lawrence said that John Clay Blake, 21, of Batesville was charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of an instrument of crime. ...
Oregon County Sheriff's Report (08/07/08)
Jeffrey S. Brown, 47, of Alton was arrested July 29 on a Cass County, Mo., warrant on a failure to appear charge. Joshua A. Canon, 29, of Bartlett, Tenn., was arrested Aug. 2 for possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of less than 35 grams of marijuana...
Thayer Police Report (08/07/08)
Larry Shaw, 63, of Batesville, Ark. was charged Aug. 3 with speeding. Jack B. Wright, 61, of Thayer was charged with driving while intoxicated. After serving the mandatory eight hours in the city jail he posted a $523 bond and was released. Curbow Raymond Lee, 28, was picked up by Ava, Mo., City Police on a failure to appear charge from Thayer. He remains in the Ava jail...
Sharp County Sheriff's Report (08/07/08)
Cynthia Wellman, 42, of Ash Flat was arrested July 25 on a warrant for failure to appear. Eric Nelson, 34, of Batesville was arrested July 25 on a warrant for failure to pay and an affidavit of domestic battery. Crystal Sandefur, 30, of Magnus was arrested July 25 on a warrant for failure to pay two times...
Arkansas State Police (08/07/08)
Jonathan L. Otto, 24, of Pineville, Ark., was taken to Baxter Regional Medical Center Aug. 1 with an injury from a car accident on Highway 177. Otto was traveling south on Highway 177 when he traveled off the west shoulder and then overcorrected and traveled across both lanes of traffic before driving off the east shoulder. His vehicle overturned and landed on its top...
Traffic stop leads to arrest (08/07/08)
A routine traffic stop Aug. 3 relating to speeding on Arkansas Highway 69 south of Melbourne resulted in the arrest of a Mountain Grove, Mo., man. Deputy J.T. Baker initiated the traffic stop near the intersection of 69 and 69 spur and discovered a quantity of what appeared to be methamphetamine along with a smoking pipe, digital scales commonly used in the distribution of drugs and packaging material...
Sharp County Sheriff's Report (08/07/08)
Cynthia Wellman, 42, of Ash Flat was arrested July 25 on a warrant for failure to appear. Eric Nelson, 34, of Batesville was arrested July 25 on a warrant for failure to pay and an affidavit of domestic battery. Crystal Sandefur, 30, of Magnus was arrested July 25 on a warrant for failure to pay two times...
Arkansas State Police (08/07/08)
Jonathan L. Otto, 24, of Pineville, Ark., was taken to Baxter Regional Medical Center Aug. 1 with an injury from a car accident on Highway 177. Otto was traveling south on Highway 177 when he traveled off the west shoulder and then overcorrected and traveled across both lanes of traffic before driving off the east shoulder. His vehicle overturned and landed on its top...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (08/07/08)
Michael Cartwright, 29, of Salem was arrested on a Sharp County warrant on July 23. Cartwright was transported to the Sharp County Jail on July 25. Brandon L. Coble, 28, was arrested on a Green County, Mo., warrant on July 23. Coble was extradited to Green County on July 24...
Horseshoe Bend Police Department (08/07/08)
Lorna Whited, 18, of Hardy was arrested on a criminal mischief 2nd degree warrant Monday, July 21. The charge stems from an incident that occurred on July 7 in which Whited allegedly vandalized a truck parked at a residence on Sequoia Lane. Adam Yancey, 21, Horseshoe Bend was charged with DWI, possession of a controlled substance and failure to maintain control on July 24. Yancey was charged after having a one-vehicle accident on Shady Lane. Tamara Roberts was the arresting officer...
Izard County Sheriff's Report (08/07/08)
Joseph Carl Mitchell, 45, of Melbourne was arrested on a Searcy County felony warrant accusing him of sexual indecency with a minor. Mitchell was arrested on similar charges from Grant County on July 15. Mitchell was transported to the Searcy County Jail...
Oregon County Sheriff's Report (08/07/08)
David A, Vanover, 19, of Marshall, Ark., was arrested July 22 and charged with careless and imprudent driving and leaving the scene of an accident. He posted $1,000 bond and is scheduled to be in court next month. Liannais K. Lawrence, 23, of Alton, was charged on July 23 with minor in possession of intoxicants...
Poll Question Results (08/07/08)
How you voted - Do you think a lottery is a good idea for Arkansas?
Poll Question Results (08/07/08)
How You Voted - he minimum wage just increased by 30 cents an hour. Do you think employers should be REQUIRED to raise EVERYONE'S wages each time the minimum wage increases?
Where the heart really is (08/07/08)
Religion itself is a very touchy subject with most people and an area I don't like debating. I'll tell you what I believe if you want to hear it, but I'll leave the debate to my husband who lives for such an opportunity. Prayer is an important part of my life and probably is with most people. Prayer has helped me through many tough decisions and brings a peace to me when nothing else can...
Where the heart really is (08/07/08)
Religion itself is a very touchy subject with most people and an area I don't like debating. I'll tell you what I believe if you want to hear it, but I'll leave the debate to my husband who lives for such an opportunity. Prayer is an important part of my life and probably is with most people. Prayer has helped me through many tough decisions and brings a peace to me when nothing else can...
Where the heart really is (08/07/08)
Religion itself is a very touchy subject with most people and an area I don't like debating. I'll tell you what I believe if you want to hear it, but I'll leave the debate to my husband who lives for such an opportunity. Prayer is an important part of my life and probably is with most people. Prayer has helped me through many tough decisions and brings a peace to me when nothing else can...
Wake up America -- it's time to take action (08/07/08)
I don't know why we are wasting our time and money to elect a new president. We are under a dictatorship government already. The congressmen and senators that "We the People" elected to represent us, can no longer represent us. Both Houses have submitted new Energy Bills, to be debated and voted on. DFL, Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid, and DFL, Speaker of The House, Nancy Pelosi, have both tabled these Bills and won't even bring them up for debate...
Sometimes the little guy can't seem to win (08/07/08)
I relocated to the Calico Rock area in late 2005 to assist my aging mother in the management and operation of Merrythought Farm. I began participating as a vendor at the Mountain Home farmers' market in 2006, where I had the pleasure of my first encounter with the Arkansas Department of Health...
Wake up America -- it's time to take action (08/07/08)
I don't know why we are wasting our time and money to elect a new president. We are under a dictatorship government already. The congressmen and senators that "We the People" elected to represent us, can no longer represent us. Both Houses have submitted new Energy Bills, to be debated and voted on. DFL, Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid, and DFL, Speaker of The House, Nancy Pelosi, have both tabled these Bills and won't even bring them up for debate...
Wake up America -- it's time to take action (08/07/08)
I don't know why we are wasting our time and money to elect a new president. We are under a dictatorship government already. The congressmen and senators that "We the People" elected to represent us, can no longer represent us. Both Houses have submitted new Energy Bills, to be debated and voted on. DFL, Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid, and DFL, Speaker of The House, Nancy Pelosi, have both tabled these Bills and won't even bring them up for debate...