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Stories from Thursday, August 21, 2008

Slow It Down (08/21/08)
MoDOT employees Kevin Clark and Chris Medley put up the new speed limit signs near Thayer Schools. The speed limit will change to 25 mph only when the lights are flashing before and after school. Photo by Jan Thompson
Council discusses CD (08/21/08)
THAYER -- The Thayer City Council met in regular session Aug. 11 at Thayer City Hall. All council members were present with the exception of Mike Harber who was out of town working. Mayor Merle Williams asked the council to approve the cashed CD and approval of the new treasurer, Mike Harber, signing it...
Back to school tips (08/21/08)
AREA -- School bells around the area are about to ring and Kris Jenkins, a human environmental sciences specialist with Missouri University Extension has some tips on making the transition from summer vacation to a school routine a little easier. She said, as adults, we often forget that a new teacher, new classmates and a more rigid schedule are sometimes big challenges for children...
Thayer Head Start changes location (08/21/08)
THAYER -- The Thayer Head Start has moved from the Log Village to the old Thayer Elementary School. According to Kathleen Simonson, Head Start program director, the remodeling at the new facility is almost done. They have remodeled one wing of the building and will use the other wing for storage...
VFW Juniors selling chances on bears (08/21/08)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- The Mammoth Spring VFW Post 7831 Junior Girls are "Cheering on America" with donation chances of $1 each or six for $5 on Build-A-Bear Go Team USA Spirit Teddy Bears in honor of America competing in this year's Summer Olympics. According to Sue Vanderpool, Junior Girls advisor, "The drawing for the bears will be Dec. 2, just in time for Christmas."...
Henley named teacher of year (08/21/08)
THAYER -- A former Thayer resident has been named local favorite teacher by readers of the Jonesboro Sun newspaper. Billie Henley, is a 4th grade teacher at Micro Society Jonesboro Public School. She is a 1974 graduate of Thayer High School and is the daughter of Ray and Betty Reynolds of Thayer...
Terry Bounds ... Working his way to the top (08/21/08)
THAYER -- Terry Bounds, 31, is a sergeant with the Thayer Police Department. He moved from St. Louis to Alton when he was 10-years-old and is a 1995 graduate of Alton High School. After high school, Bounds served in the Army for four years. "I worked in communications while in the Army. I would go out into the field and set up telephone networks for field units," he said...
Winter heating costs on the rise (08/21/08)
Although temperatures may not reflect it now, fall and winter are a few short weeks away bringing with it cold temperatures and the need to heat our homes. While this area of the Ozarks generally does not rely on natural gas as a primary heat source, many power suppliers use this fuel source to generate the electricity we use...
Gift shop offers unique items (08/21/08)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- One of the best kept secrets in the area can be found at the Mammoth Spring State Park. It is the gift shop located in the Welcome Center at the park. Adam Davis is the facility manager at the state park and also manages the gift shop...
Guiding the Alton school district (08/21/08)
ALTON -- Sheila Wheeler is school superintendent to the third largest rural school district in Missouri -- the Alton School District. Wheeler was born in Washington state. Her family moved to Oregon County when she was in the sixth grade. "My grandparents lived here and we had been coming to Oregon County for years on vacation," she said. She said Alton School was a little bit larger than the school she attended in Washington...
Salem Open House (08/21/08)
Salem High School was jumping with enthusiasm on the night of Aug. 14. Students received their schedules and locker numbers at Salem High School's open house. Once students got the information to start the school year, they went from classroom to classroom to see what's new and meet their teachers. Photo by Emily McIntosh...
Street signs being watched (08/21/08)
Innocent street signs are in danger of being kidnapped on Fulton County roads. People keep stealing them. The Fulton County Quorum Court decided on Aug. 11 to spend $1,200 on six small cameras to try to protect some of the signs and perhaps catch whoever keeps stealing them...
2008 Miss Fulton County (08/21/08)
Kelsey Langston, 16, is this year's Miss Fulton County. Her parents are Terry and Sandy Langston. This has been Kelsey's first year of competition in the Miss Fulton County Pageant. "I just kind of thought it might be fun," Kelsey said. Kelsey's hobbies are hanging out with friends, listening to music, reading and creative writing. ...
Winding country roads create hazard (08/21/08)
Most people who live in this area are used to the steep, crooked and pothole infested country roads. Of course, these kinds of roads are dangerous to those who are not paying attention and going too fast. But why do some roads seem more dangerous than others?...
Park gets upgraded (08/21/08)
A combined effort of Master Gardners, park board members, volunteers and grants has helped make the Viola City park look like an exciting wonderland for kids to play in. Kids at Viola now have a better playground to jump, climb and slide on. The new playground equipment has a small climbing wall, bars and yes -- slides. The city has also done more work on gaming areas of the park so players and spectators can enjoy their sport...
Road Work (08/21/08)
Aug. 18 the Arkansas Transportation and Highway Department, in conjunction with a private contractor, started work on Highway 62/412. The workers are overlaying a four mile section of the road from Sonic to King's Ready Mix. Photo by Emily McIntosh
New transformers for Viola (08/21/08)
EThat dimming of lights whenever people microwave popcorn or turn on their computers will be a thing of the past. Most residents of the Viola and Elizabeth areas may have noticed for quite some time new transformers waiting on the ground to be put up...
Students score above average (08/21/08)
Superintendent Fred Walker announced during the Aug. 11 board meeting, that Izard County Consolidated's graduating class of 2008 scored above the state average on the ACT. The class' ACT composite score was 21.0 while the state average was 20.6. Walker stated that the class did exceptionally well in the reading portion of the test, scoring a 22.4, well above the state average of 21.0...
Bridge repair continues (08/21/08)
Many people are aware of the damage the floods did in the spring. Some of that damage is still noticeable. Many bridges in Fulton County are still being repaired. Fulton County Judge Charles Willett said, "The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department does a bridge inspection every year." Willett said the highway department checks all the bridges in the area for stabilization, but they do not fix county bridges...
Winter heating costs on the rise (08/21/08)
Although temperatures may not reflect it now, fall and winter are a few short weeks away bringing with it cold temperatures and the need to heat our homes. While this area of the Ozarks generally does not rely on natural gas as a primary heat source, many power suppliers use this fuel source to generate the electricity we use...
Pauline Williams, part of women's basketball history (08/21/08)
Not everyone knows that women have been playing basketball just as long as men. Only a year after Dr. James Naismith invented the game in 1891, a women's team was started by Senda Berenson at Smith College in Massachusetts as a physical fitness program for women...
Attention property owners city of Cherokee Village (08/21/08)
If you would like to allow hunters to hunt on your property, please contact City Hall at 257-5522 between the hours of 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Give your name, phone number and address. City Hall will give the hunters your name and number who may contact you for your written permission...
Development partnership brings healthcare discussion (08/21/08)
Does Sharp County have 24-hour emergency healthcare in its future? That's an issue Sharp County Judge Larry Brown will discuss with Joe Walls from White River Health System Aug. 26. At the Aug. 11 meeting of the Sharp County Quorum Court, Brown told members that in connection with the Economic Development partnership, Powering Rural Arkansas, he, along with mayors from the county, will meet with Walls at 10 a.m. Aug. 26 at the courthouse to discuss the possibility and need...
City Council stalls on cable franchise, fire station one step closer (08/21/08)
Highland is no closer to having a franchise agreement with cable provider Charter Communications, even after a lengthy discussion on the subject at the Aug. 12 city council meeting. Charter Communications representative, Eddie Trower, told the council that according to the Cable Act, which the FCC enforces, it is a requirement that "we have franchise agreements with communities we provide service in."...
Welcome Back Students (08/21/08)
The school doors opened Monday as area students began a new school year. Photo by Michael Himschoot
Winter heating costs on the rise (08/21/08)
Although temperatures may not reflect it now, fall and winter are a few short weeks away bringing with it cold temperatures and the need to heat our homes. While this area of the Ozarks generally does not rely on natural gas as a primary heat source, many power suppliers use this fuel source to generate the electricity we use...
Sharp County residents can still file for stimulus (08/21/08)
More than 70,000 Arkansans have yet to claim their economic stimulus checks and Rep. Marion Berry is encouraging Arkansans to file a tax return before the deadline, even if they don't normally file a return. Everyone must file a 2007 tax return by Oct. 15 in order to receive the rebate check. Individuals can receive up to $600 per individual, $1,200 per married couple and an additional $300 for each child...
At 98 years old ... She's too young at heart to get old (08/21/08)
Ruth Smithee is an Ozarks' hill girl who ended up spending much of her life working hard in the flatlands of Arkansas. Ruth was born Dec. 8, 1909, in the Boswell mountain community of Optimus, Ark., to Joe and Edith Ward. She was the oldest of five children and today at age 98, is the only surviving sibling...
Walker tabbed to replace Ostermann (08/21/08)
Missouri State University-West Plains assistant basketball coach Yancey Walker has been tapped to lead the team as head coach following a system-wide internal search,according to university officials Aug. 11. Walker, who joined the coaching staff in April, takes over the program from Brian Ostermann...
Martin comfortable in variety of hats (08/21/08)
During the past half-century, Jerry Martin has worn a variety of hats and worn them all well. From the straw hat of a Missouri farm kid to the crisp pomp of a U.S. Navy white, from a dusty cowboy Stetson to the sweat stained cap of a brick mason, Martin has worn them all...
Hunter education class slated in Mountain Home (08/21/08)
The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will present a Hunter Education Class on Aug. 23. The class will begin at 8 a.m. and finish at 6 p.m. The Hunter Education course will be held at the Mountain Home Project Office at 324 West 7th Street in Mountain Home...
Muzzleloader hunt on tap (08/21/08)
The Army Corps of Engineers is taking applications from youth hunters who would like to participate in a special muzzleloader deer hunt Dec. 13 and 14 in Ozark Isle Park at Bull Shoals Lake. Eight permits will be issued to hunter education graduates 15-years-old and under (born on or after Dec. 14, 1992)...
Hunter education class slated in Mountain Home (08/21/08)
The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will present a Hunter Education Class on Aug. 23. The class will begin at 8 a.m. and finish at 6 p.m. The Hunter Education course will be held at the Mountain Home Project Office at 324 West 7th Street in Mountain Home...
Contest underway for young hunters (08/21/08)
Five lucky hunters will be drawn for a special youth deer hunt in southeast Arkansas. For the next five weeks, one youth hunter will be drawn each Wednesday during "Wild Wednesday" on KARK from postcards sent to the station. The doe-only hunt will be held Oct. 11-12 near DeWitt...
Applications available for youth muzzleloader hunt (08/21/08)
The Army Corps of Engineers is taking applications from youth hunters who would like to participate in a special muzzleloader deer hunt Dec. 13 and 14 in Ozark Isle Park at Bull Shoals Lake. Eight permits will be issued to hunter education graduates 15-years-old and under (born on or after Dec. 14, 1992)...
Hunter education class slated in Mountain Home (08/21/08)
The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will present a Hunter Education Class on Aug. 23. The class will begin at 8 a.m. and finish at 6 p.m. The Hunter Education course will be held at the Mountain Home Project Office at 324 West 7th Street in Mountain Home...
Contest underway for young hunters (08/21/08)
Five lucky hunters will be drawn for a special youth deer hunt in southeast Arkansas. For the next five weeks, one youth hunter will be drawn each Wednesday during "Wild Wednesday" on KARK from postcards sent to the station. The doe-only hunt will be held Oct. 11-12 near DeWitt...
Applications available for youth muzzleloader hunt (08/21/08)
The Army Corps of Engineers is taking applications from youth hunters who would like to participate in a special muzzleloader deer hunt Dec. 13 and 14 in Ozark Isle Park at Bull Shoals Lake. Eight permits will be issued to hunter education graduates 15-years-old and under (born on or after Dec. 14, 1992)...
Mettler, Blevins medalists in Turkey Mountain match (08/21/08)
Paced by medalist Kiley Mettler's two-over 38, the Izard County Lady Cougars topped Salem and Melbourne in a three-team golf match Aug. 12 at The Course on Turkey Mountain. In boy's action, Salem's J.W. Blevins carded a one-under 35 for his second medalist honors in the past week, as he helped the Hounds hold off second-place Melbourne and Izard County...
Spring River has rainy, rough day in Jonesboro (08/21/08)
On Aug. 7, the rain came to our area and the Spring River senior softballers traveled to Jonesboro in the rain. This downpour from the skies seemed to put a dampness on the mental spirit of the team. The Jonesboro field was playable and their players were ready to go, but Spring River was not...
Carrie Beardslee (08/21/08)
Carrie Beardslee, died Aug. 6, 2008. She was born in Salem, Ark., the daughter of James Chesnut and Fannie O. Maguffee. She married Delmar Beardslee in Flint, Mich., in 1942. He preceded her in death in August of 1979. During World War II while Delmar was away in the Navy, she worked at the AC Spark Plug Division to aid the war effort. Mrs. Beardslee retired from AC and had previously worked for Genova of Davison and Century 21...
Ottie Mae Neal (08/21/08)
Ottie Mae Neal, 97, of Cave City, Ark., died Aug. 11, 2008, at the Cave City Nursing Home in Cave City. She was born Feb. 12, 1911, at New Albany, Kan., the daughter of Authur T. and Maggie (Crain) Wright. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Assembly of God in Cave City...
Alma Hammond (08/21/08)
Alma Elizabeth Hammond, 93, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late George Sherwood and Rachel Alverta (Sapp) Walker, was born Oct. 28, 1914, at Cureall, Mo. She died Aug. 5, 2008, in Salem, Ark. Alma was united in marriage to Abe Millard Hammond on Feb. 22, 1936, at Mt. Calm, Ark...
Paul Dean Hall (08/21/08)
Paul Dean Hall, son of the late Howard Ray Hall and Virtie Davis Hall, was born Dec. 7, 1936, in Oxford, Ark. He died Aug. 14, 2008 in Mountain Home, Ark., at the age of 72. He was united in marriage to Peggy Nell Killian on June 8, 1955, in Melbourne, Ark., and to this union two daughters were born. He was a barber in Little Rock for 48 years. He owned the Meadowcliff Barbershop for 35 of those years...
Bernard L. Robinson (08/21/08)
Bernard L. Robinson, 85, died Aug. 11, 2008, at Fulton County Hospital. He was the son of Byron and Catherine Robinson of Vincennes, Indiana, and Estelle and Ben Lee of Chicago, Ill. He was a veteran of the United States Navy and saw action during WWII, after his military service he worked for the FAA as an Air Traffic Controller in Aurora, Ill. When he retired from the FAA he became an owner/operator of a McDonald's restaurant in Paramount, Calif., for 10 years...
Ruth M. Kunkel (08/21/08)
Ruth M. Kunkel, 90, of Evening Shade, Ark., died Aug. 13, 2008, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born March 4, 1918, at Evening Shade, Ark., the daughter of Dotson B. and Anna Belle (Graddy) Metcalf. She was a homemaker, a librarian at Evening Shade for eight years, a member of the Extension Homemakers Club in Evening Shade and a member of the Piney Fork Church of Christ at Evening Shade...
Ronnie Eugene Allard (08/21/08)
Ronnie Eugene Allard, 47, of Cherokee Village, Ark., son of Faye Anglene (Angie) Hensley Allard and the late Bobby Eugene Allard, was born June 20, 1961, at Watervelite, Mich. He died Aug. 12, 2008, in Cherokee Village, Ark. Ronnie worked as a plumber and was a member of the Saddle Baptist Church at Saddle, Ark...
Ricky Lawrence Sr. (08/21/08)
Clarence Richard "Ricky" Lawrence Sr., 64, of Williford, Ark., died Aug. 9, 2008, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. He was born June 10, 1944, in Imboden, Ark., the son of the late Leonard Lawrence and Opal Watts Lawrence. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He worked many years as a truck driver before retiring...
Anna Arvilla Ross (08/21/08)
Anna Arvilla (Madden) Ross, 76, of Thayer, Mo., was born Oct. 1, 1931, in Thayer, Mo., and died Aug. 5, 2008, at her home. She was united in marriage to Bobbie J. Ross on Dec. 8, 1952, in Salem, Ark. She was a homemaker and a member of the Grand Gulf Shiloh Church...
Carrie Beardslee (08/21/08)
Carrie Beardslee, died Aug. 6, 2008. She was born in Salem, Ark., the daughter of James Chesnut and Fannie O. Maguffee. She married Delmar Beardslee in Flint, Mich., in 1942. He preceded her in death in August of 1979. During World War II while Delmar was away in the Navy, she worked at the AC Spark Plug Division to aid the war effort. Mrs. Beardslee retired from AC and had previously worked for Genova of Davison and Century 21...
Ottie Mae Neal (08/21/08)
Ottie Mae Neal, 97, of Cave City, Ark., died Aug. 11, 2008, at the Cave City Nursing Home in Cave City. She was born Feb. 12, 1911, at New Albany, Kan., the daughter of Authur T. and Maggie (Crain) Wright. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Assembly of God in Cave City...
Alma Hammond (08/21/08)
Alma Elizabeth Hammond, 93, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late George Sherwood and Rachel Alverta (Sapp) Walker, was born Oct. 28, 1914, at Cureall, Mo. She died Aug. 5, 2008, in Salem, Ark. Alma was united in marriage to Abe Millard Hammond on Feb. 22, 1936, at Mt. Calm, Ark...
Paul Dean Hall (08/21/08)
Paul Dean Hall, son of the late Howard Ray Hall and Virtie Davis Hall, was born Dec. 7, 1936, in Oxford, Ark. He died Aug. 14, 2008 in Mountain Home, Ark., at the age of 72. He was united in marriage to Peggy Nell Killian on June 8, 1955, in Melbourne, Ark., and to this union two daughters were born. He was a barber in Little Rock for 48 years. He owned the Meadowcliff Barbershop for 35 of those years...
Bernard L. Robinson (08/21/08)
Bernard L. Robinson, 85, died Aug. 11, 2008, at Fulton County Hospital. He was the son of Byron and Catherine Robinson of Vincennes, Indiana, and Estelle and Ben Lee of Chicago, Ill. He was a veteran of the United States Navy and saw action during WWII, after his military service he worked for the FAA as an Air Traffic Controller in Aurora, Ill. When he retired from the FAA he became an owner/operator of a McDonald's restaurant in Paramount, Calif., for 10 years...
Ruth M. Kunkel (08/21/08)
Ruth M. Kunkel, 90, of Evening Shade, Ark., died Aug. 13, 2008, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born March 4, 1918, at Evening Shade, Ark., the daughter of Dotson B. and Anna Belle (Graddy) Metcalf. She was a homemaker, a librarian at Evening Shade for eight years, a member of the Extension Homemakers Club in Evening Shade and a member of the Piney Fork Church of Christ at Evening Shade...
Ronnie Eugene Allard (08/21/08)
Ronnie Eugene Allard, 47, of Cherokee Village, Ark., son of Faye Anglene (Angie) Hensley Allard and the late Bobby Eugene Allard, was born June 20, 1961, at Watervelite, Mich. He died Aug. 12, 2008, in Cherokee Village, Ark. Ronnie worked as a plumber and was a member of the Saddle Baptist Church at Saddle, Ark...
Ricky Lawrence Sr. (08/21/08)
Clarence Richard "Ricky" Lawrence Sr., 64, of Williford, Ark., died Aug. 9, 2008, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. He was born June 10, 1944, in Imboden, Ark., the son of the late Leonard Lawrence and Opal Watts Lawrence. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He worked many years as a truck driver before retiring...
Anna Arvilla Ross (08/21/08)
Anna Arvilla (Madden) Ross, 76, of Thayer, Mo., was born Oct. 1, 1931, in Thayer, Mo., and died Aug. 5, 2008, at her home. She was united in marriage to Bobbie J. Ross on Dec. 8, 1952, in Salem, Ark. She was a homemaker and a member of the Grand Gulf Shiloh Church...
Bernard L. Robinson (08/21/08)
Bernard L. Robinson, died Aug. 11, 2008, at the age of 85, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. He was the son of Byron and Catherine Robinson of Vincennes, Ind., and Estelle and Ben Lee of Chicago, Ill. He was a veteran of the United States Navy and saw action during World War II...
Ruth M. Kunkel (08/21/08)
Ruth M. Kunkel, 90, of Evening Shade, Ark., died Aug. 13, 2008, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born March 4, 1918, at Evening Shade, Ark., the daughter of Dotson B. and Anna Belle (Graddy) Metcalf. She was a homemaker, a librarian at Evening Shade for eight years, a member of the Extension Homemakers Club in Evening Shade and a member of the Piney Fork Church of Christ at Evening Shade...
Ricky Lawrence Sr. (08/21/08)
Clarence Richard "Ricky" Lawrence Sr., 64, of Williford, Ark., died Aug. 9, 2008, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. He was born June 10, 1944, in Imboden, Ark., the son of the late Leonard Lawrence and Opal Watts Lawrence. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He worked many years as a truck driver before retiring. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and also of the American Legion. He volunteered as an auctioneer for local benefits to help people in need...
Ottie Mae Neal (08/21/08)
Ottie Mae Neal, 97, of Cave City, Ark., died Aug. 11, 2008, at the Cave City Nursing Home in Cave City. She was born Feb. 12, 1911, at New Albany, Kan., the daughter of Authur T. and Maggie (Crain) Wright. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Assembly of God in Cave City. She served as a missionary in the Kentucky Mountains during the 1930s and pioneered a church in Henderson, Ky. She was also a founding member of the Harvest Church in Tulsa, Okla...
Ronnie Eugene Allard (08/21/08)
Ronnie Eugene Allard, 47, of Cherokee Village, Ark., son of Faye Anglene (Angie) Hensley Allard and the late Bobby Eugene Allard, was born June 20, 1961, at Watervelite, Mich. He died Aug. 12, 2008, in Cherokee Village, Ark. Ronnie worked as a plumber and was a member of the Saddle Baptist Church at Saddle, Ark...
Madison Louise Spencer (08/21/08)
John Jr. and Monica Spencer of Marshfield and formerly of West Plains are the parents of a baby girl, Madison Louise. She was born at 11:07 p.m., Aug. 5 at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and was 21 inches long. Her siblings are John and Abigaile. Grandparents are Kenneth and Rose Hamling of Thayer, Donna Spencer of West Plains and the late John Spencer Sr. of West Plains...
Kade Owen Clary (08/21/08)
Jonathan and Adrian Clary of Alton are the parents of a baby boy, Kade Owen. He was born at 12:27 a.m., Aug. 8, 2008 at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces and was 21 inches long. Grandparents are Dennis and Christa Johnson of Thomasville and Tom and Diana Clary of Alton...
Charles Evert Eugene Busbey (08/21/08)
Charles and Jenny Busbey of Alton are the parents of a baby boy, Charles Evert Eugene. He was born at 9:18 p.m., Aug. 4, 2008 at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 8 pounds and was 21-1/2 inches long. Grandparent is Cealena Busbey of Alton...
Jocelyn Grace Buchanan (08/21/08)
Bryan Buchanan and Emily Kissee of Thayer are the parents of a baby girl, Jocelyn Grace Buchanan. She was born at 2:50 p.m. Aug. 9, 2008, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 7 pounds, 1-1/2 ounces and was 21 inches long. Her siblings are Taylor, 12; Chris, 10; and Laney, 6. Grandparents are Richard and Carolyn Brown of Thayer and Gearld and Tammy Tinsley of Piggott, Ark...
Carson Lee Cadenbach (08/21/08)
Connor Cadenbach announces the birth of his brother, Carson Lee. Carson was born July 28, 2008, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Ark. He weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces and was 19 inches long. Their parents are Robert and Angie Cadenbach of Viola...
Madison Louise Spencer (08/21/08)
John Jr. and Monica Spencer of Marshfield and formerly of West Plains are the parents of a baby girl, Madison Louise. She was born at 11:07 p.m., Aug. 5 at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and was 21 inches long. Her siblings are John and Abigaile. Grandparents are Kenneth and Rose Hamling of Thayer, Donna Spencer of West Plains and the late John Spencer Sr. of West Plains...
Kade Owen Clary (08/21/08)
Jonathan and Adrian Clary of Alton are the parents of a baby boy, Kade Owen. He was born at 12:27 a.m., Aug. 8, 2008 at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces and was 21 inches long. Grandparents are Dennis and Christa Johnson of Thomasville and Tom and Diana Clary of Alton...
Charles Evert Eugene Busbey (08/21/08)
Charles and Jenny Busbey of Alton are the parents of a baby boy, Charles Evert Eugene. He was born at 9:18 p.m., Aug. 4, 2008 at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 8 pounds and was 21-1/2 inches long. Grandparent is Cealena Busbey of Alton...
Jocelyn Grace Buchanan (08/21/08)
Bryan Buchanan and Emily Kissee of Thayer are the parents of a baby girl, Jocelyn Grace Buchanan. She was born at 2:50 p.m. Aug. 9, 2008, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 7 pounds, 1-1/2 ounces and was 21 inches long. Her siblings are Taylor, 12; Chris, 10; and Laney, 6. Grandparents are Richard and Carolyn Brown of Thayer and Gearld and Tammy Tinsley of Piggott, Ark...
Carson Lee Cadenbach (08/21/08)
Connor Cadenbach announces the birth of his brother, Carson Lee. Carson was born July 28, 2008, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Ark. He weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces and was 19 inches long. Their parents are Robert and Angie Cadenbach of Viola...
Alexander -- Kissir (08/21/08)
Mr. and Mrs. Mike Alexander of Mammoth Spring, Ark., announce the engagement of their daughter Brittany Alexander to Travis Kissir, son of Richard and Vontella Kissir of Salem, Mo. The groom-to-be is a 2006 graduate of Salem High School and is currently employed at U.S. Food Services. He is also a volunteer firefighter in Dent County...
Alexander -- Kissir (08/21/08)
Mr. and Mrs. Mike Alexander of Mammoth Spring, Ark., announce the engagement of their daughter Brittany Alexander to Travis Kissir, son of Richard and Vontella Kissir of Salem, Mo. The groom-to-be is a 2006 graduate of Salem High School and is currently employed at U.S. Food Services. He is also a volunteer firefighter in Dent County...
Alexander -- Kissir (08/21/08)
Mr. and Mrs. Mike Alexander of Mammoth Spring, Ark., announce the engagement of their daughter Brittany Alexander to Travis Kissir, son of Richard and Vontella Kissir of Salem, Mo. The groom-to-be is a 2006 graduate of Salem High School and is currently employed at U.S. Food Services. He is also a volunteer firefighter in Dent County...
Morgans to celebrate 50th wedding anniversary (08/21/08)
Together with their family, Clyde and Emily Morgan invite family and friends to join them in celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, Aug. 30 at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Hardy, Ark. The Morgans request no gifts.
Morgans to celebrate 50th wedding anniversary (08/21/08)
Together with their family, Clyde and Emily Morgan invite family and friends to join them in celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, Aug. 30 at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Hardy, Ark. The Morgans request no gifts.
Morgans to celebrate 50th wedding anniversary (08/21/08)
Together with their family, Clyde and Emily Morgan invite family and friends to join them in celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, Aug. 30 at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Hardy, Ark. The Morgans request no gifts.
Oregon County Sheriff's Report (08/21/08)
Noah M. Branham, 42, of Aurora, Mo., was arrested Aug. 13 on  a Green County warrant for felony domestic assault. Green County officers picked him up at Alton Aug. 14. Johnny P. Cash, 34, of Mammoth Spring was arrested Aug. 13 and charged with domestic assault. He remains in the Oregon County Jail with a bond set at $5,000...
Thayer Police Report (08/21/08)
Michael E. Mauldin, 38, was charged with failure to yield right of way and causing an accident. Robert L. Birk, 63, of Alanta, Mo., was charged with careless and imprudent driving with a suspended drivers license causing an accident. He posted a $475 bond and was released...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (08/21/08)
Eric Rodgers, 18, of Rogers, was arrested Aug. 14 for a Class C felony theft. Rodgers is being held in the Fulton County Jail. Tommy Rodgers, 20, of Viola, was arrested Aug. 14 for a Class C felony theft. Rodgers is being held in the Fulton County Jail...
Sharp County Sheriff's Report (08/21/08)
Marsha Smith, 37, of Batesville, was arrested on Aug. 8 for protective custody. Francis Lankford, 46, of Franklin, was arrested on Aug. 8 for theft of property. Brandy Lee Smith, 22, of Hardy, was arrested Aug. 9 on a warrant. Malana Dawn Smith, 22, of Hardy, was arrested Aug. 9 on a warrant...
Izard County Sheriff's Report (08/21/08)
Sallie Diann Branscum-Luevano, 56, of Beaumont, Calif., was arrested Aug. 11 by Deputy Gabe Sanders on the charge of possessing a controlled substance. Branscum-Luevano later posted bond in the amount of $1,230 and was released from the Izard County Detention Facility...
Juveniles charged in mailbox bashing (08/21/08)
Five male juveniles were arrested Aug. 13 in connection with a mailbox bashing spree that occurred on or about July 15. The juveniles, two from Calico Rock, two from Dolph, and one from Mt. Olive, range in age from 13 to 17. Sheriff Tate Lawrence said that 18 mailboxes in the Boswell and Gorby areas were initially reported as destroyed but that number has increased to 24 as the investigation continues. ...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (08/21/08)
Eric Rodgers, 18, of Rogers, was arrested Aug. 14 for a Class C felony theft. Rodgers is being held in the Fulton County Jail. Tommy Rodgers, 20, of Viola, was arrested Aug. 14 for a Class C felony theft. Rodgers is being held in the Fulton County Jail...
Oregon County Sheriff's Report (08/21/08)
Noah M. Branham, 42, of Aurora, Mo., was arrested Aug. 13 on  a Green County warrant for felony domestic assault. Green County officers picked him up at Alton Aug. 14. Johnny P. Cash, 34, of Mammoth Spring was arrested Aug. 13 and charged with domestic assault. He remains in the Oregon County Jail with a bond set at $5,000...
Thayer Police Report (08/21/08)
Michael E. Mauldin, 38, was charged with failure to yield right of way and causing an accident. Robert L. Birk, 63, of Alanta, Mo., was charged with careless and imprudent driving with a suspended drivers license causing an accident. He posted a $475 bond and was released...
Sharp County Sheriff's Report (08/21/08)
Marsha Smith, 37, of Batesville, was arrested on Aug. 8 for protective custody. Francis Lankford, 46, of Franklin, was arrested on Aug. 8 for theft of property. Brandy Lee Smith, 22, of Hardy, was arrested Aug. 9 on a warrant. Malana Dawn Smith, 22, of Hardy, was arrested Aug. 9 on a warrant...
Izard County Sheriff's Report (08/21/08)
Sallie Diann Branscum-Luevano, 56, of Beaumont, Calif., was arrested Aug. 11 by Deputy Gabe Sanders on the charge of possessing a controlled substance. Branscum-Luevano later posted bond in the amount of $1,230 and was released from the Izard County Detention Facility...
Juveniles charged in mailbox bashing (08/21/08)
Five male juveniles were arrested Aug. 13 in connection with a mailbox bashing spree that occurred on or about July 15. The juveniles, two from Calico Rock, two from Dolph, and one from Mt. Olive, range in age from 13 to 17. Sheriff Tate Lawrence said that 18 mailboxes in the Boswell and Gorby areas were initially reported as destroyed but that number has increased to 24 as the investigation continues. ...
Sharp County Sheriff's Report (08/21/08)
Marsha Smith, 37, of Batesville, was arrested on Aug. 8 for protective custody. Francis Lankford, 46, of Franklin, was arrested on Aug. 8 for theft of property. Brandy Lee Smith, 22, of Hardy, was arrested Aug. 9 on a warrant. Malana Dawn Smith, 22, of Hardy, was arrested Aug. 9 on a warrant...
Oregon County Sheriff's Report (08/21/08)
Tracy L. Thomas, 42, of Alton was arrested Aug. 9 and charged with DWI, felony persistant offender, operating a vehicle while her license is revoked and failure to drive on the right side of the roadway, Thomas posted a $3,600 bond. Arlie O. Brinkley, 37, of West Plains, was arrested Aug. 10 and charged with writing bad checks and supplying liquor to a minor. His bond was set at $2,000 and he remains in the Oregon County Jail...
Thayer Police Report (08/21/08)
Heather Ricketts, 17, of Thayer was given a citation for speeding and failure to register a motor vehicle Aug. 9. Sherry Denton, 27, of Thayer was charged with careless and reckless driving. Bret C. Hall, 49, of West Plains was charged with speeding...
Izard County Sheriff's Report (08/21/08)
James Cecil Knight, 29, of Cushman was arrested Aug. 4 on charges of possessing a controlled substance and an instrument of crime. Knight posted bond in the amount of $2,335 and was released from the Izard County Detention Facility. Peter Paul Sutterfield, 32, of Melbourne was arrested Aug. 5 and charged with disorderly conduct and criminal trespass. Sutterfield posted bond Aug. 7 in the amount of $810 and was released from the Izard County Detention Facility...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (08/21/08)
Steve Plante, 19, of West Plains, Mo., was arrested for driving while intoxicated, no seat belt, driving left of center and failure to maintain control on Aug. 6. Plante was released on $1,420 bond and given a court date. Helen Prokopovich, 33, of West Plains, Mo., was arrested on a Missouri warrant for Class A, B and C felonies on Aug. 7. Prokopovich was transferred to Izard County in lieu of $100,000 bond waiting extradition to Howell County...
Arkansas State Police (08/21/08)
Larry Bird, 58, of Horseshoe Bend was taken to Calico Rock Medical Center Aug. 7 for injuries from a car accident on County Road 9, one mile south of State Highway 56 in Violet Hill at 7:15 a.m. Bird was traveling south when he was negotiating a curve and lost control of his vehicle and ran off the south bound lane and overturned, coming to rest in the south bound lane facing north...
Poll Question Results (08/21/08)
How You Voted - Archeologists have determined that there are three options that can be done to the bones found along Warm Fork River. The first is to leave them alone, second option is to build up the river bank to hide the remains and the last option is to remove the bones and rebury them. Which do you think is the best option?
Poll Question Results (08/21/08)
How You Voted - Would you like The News to publish more articles on the history of Fulton County?
Everyone should find out about the Arkansas Castle Doctrine Crime Bill (08/21/08)
On March 23, 2005, the Florida Senate passed SB-436, the "Castle Doctrine" unanimously by a vote of 39 yays to zero nays. They know something about this bill. On April 5, the Florida House passed SB436, "Castle Doctrine" by a vote of 94 yays to 20 nays, a margin of better than four to one...