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Stories from Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Hurricane Ike causes outages (09/17/08)
AREA -- Road crews in the southern and northern district of Oregon County worked most of the day Sept. 14 clearing trees from roads across Oregon County after strong winds ripped through the southern Ozarks earlier that morning. Oregon County Presiding Commissioner Leo Warren said there were many downed trees in the county and some damage, but he did not know of any injuries due to the storm...
Council approves re-zoning (09/17/08)
THAYER -- The Thayer City Council met in regular session Aug. 9 at Thayer City Hall. All council members were present with the exception of Al Clark who was out of town on business. Scott Simers a surveyor for Richard Havens approached the council concerning Warm Fork Haven Development, a new development along the Warm Fork River being developed by Havens. He requested the property be rezoned from agricultural to a recreational area. The council voted yes on Haven's request...
River clean-up announced (09/17/08)
OREGON COUNTY -- Officials with the Mark Twain National Forest are looking for volunteers to help cleanup the Eleven Point River. The Eleven Point Ranger District is hosting a river cleanup Sept. 20 in recognition of the 40th anniversary of the 1968 Wild and Scenic Beauty River Act. The Eleven Point was one of the original designated rivers...
Brenda Todd ... Dispatching help to those in need (09/17/08)
Reporter's note: This is the sixth article in a series of articles aimed at introducing the public to those who serve at the Thayer Police Department. THAYER -- Brenda Todd has worked 12 years as a full time dispatcher for the Thayer Police Department. She and her husband Norman live in Thayer and have been married 40 years. They have two grown daughters and four grandchildren...
County receives technology grant (09/17/08)
The Oregon County Library District has been awarded a LSTA Mini Technology Grant. The project is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Service under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Missouri State Library, a division of the office of the Secretary of State...
Mammoth receives fire truck grant (09/17/08)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- The Mammoth Spring City Council had a short monthly meeting Sept. 8. Mayor Jean Pace gave the council members an update on grants. She said the White River Solid Waste District has given the city a grant to pay for 75 percent of a new chainsaw...
Three injured in accident (09/17/08)
OREGON COUNTY -- A two-vehicle accident south of Thayer, Sept. 12 injured three area people, one of them seriously. According to a report from Trooper Ray Rees with Troop G of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident happened at 9:25 a.m., five miles west of Thayer on Highway 142 West...
Celebrating National Fruits and Vegetables month (09/17/08)
OREGON COUNTY -- September is National Fruits and Vegetables Month and officials at the Oregon County Health Department want area residents to know that when it comes to good health and nutrition, few things are more important than fruits and vegetables...
Emerson Drive to perform (09/17/08)
For the past couple of decades, it seems like Nashville has been more of a factory town than it has a true Music City. Instead of working to produce true country music artists as it had at one time in its illustrious history, Nashville now seems content to just churn out the same-old, same-old, using the same group of songwriters and the same group of session players on just about every album these days...
Are you ready for the big switch? (09/17/08)
If airwaves were strings, the world would be one big ball of twine. There are thousands of airwaves being used today. With the introduction of new technology, more and more airwaves are being used, but digital television, or DTV, might clear up the airwaves...
Art Wilder ... a striking man (09/17/08)
OREGON COUNTY -- Art Wilder is a bowler. A good bowler. He lives on County Road 250 just off E Highway next to his son Pat and daughter-in-law Diane. Art who will be 92-years old next month loves to bowl. "We looked at property a lot of places and one of the requirements was that where we moved would have to have a bowling alley. We are a bowling family," Diane said...
Hurricane Ike leaves damages (09/17/08)
Plenty of power lines and homes got jumbled around over the weekend when aftershocks of Hurricane Ike came slamming into the Ozarks Sept. 13. "We've had an interesting weekend," Mel Coleman, CEO of North Arkansas Electric Cooperative said. The eye of the tropical depression passed over the area late Saturday night according to Coleman. ...
A.G. cracks down on gouging (09/17/08)
Gas prices are on the rise again but for how long this time? Governor Mike Beebe has declared a state of emergency in Arkansas due to the gasoline-supply interruptions caused by Hurricane Ike. "Arkansas drafted the price gouging law about 10 years ago but the law goes into affect only when a state of emergency has been declared," Matt DeCample, a representative for Beebe, said. "This is why Governor Beebe has declared the state of emergency."...
Court welcomes cookies (09/17/08)
Those on the Fulton County Quorum Court Sept. 8 received a pleasant surprise from youngsters in some of Fulton County's 4-H clubs. In honor of the 4-H's 100th anniversary and to say, "thank you," to the county for supporting them, the children made about 100 clover-shaped frosted cookies for the court and presented them during Monday's meeting...
Water pressure closes school (09/17/08)
The night of Sept. 11 was an interesting night for authorities in the town of Viola. According to Mayor Jackie Estes, the town had some trouble with its water supply. "The motor on the pump of the tower that supplies the town's water supply burned up or locked up," Estes said. The motor failed probably due to a short power outage he said...
Estes pleads guilty (09/17/08)
Carolyn Estes, an Ash Flat city council member, pled guilty to conspiracy to commit murder during Sharp County District Court Sept. 9. According to court papers, in 2007, Estes asked Gary "Crowbar" Russell to kill her ex-husband, Tony Stewart, stating she had wanted Stewart dead for several months. Crowbar then contacted Stewart telling him of Estes' plan. A private investigator set Crowbar up with cameras and voice recorders to document his conversations with Estes...
Theatre to present special music (09/17/08)
A big weekend just keeps getting bigger. And at this rate, it looks like the last weekend in September is primed to be one Legendary time in the city of Horseshoe Bend. Filled with Hall of Fame golfers, the Legends Tour, the official senior tour of the LPGA, is scheduled to tee off in the first-ever Horseshoe Bend Invitational Sept. 28-29 at The Course on Turkey Mountain...
Chambers visit Horseshoe Bend (09/17/08)
People always try to look for a place to get away and relax. Many try to find a cozy place to get away from all the stress and breathe some fresh air, maybe take in some sun, go fishing or hunting, swim around in a refreshingly cool lake, go boating on a crystalline river, perhaps play a round of golf or just lay back and take it easy for a while...
Living life to the fullest ... Dorothy Wagner turns 104 (09/17/08)
It was the time of prohibition when gangsters like Al Capone and Bonnie and Clyde ruled the town. Women bobbed their hair, smoked and wore clothes that their Victorian parents would shake their heads at. Dorothy Wagner, 104, of Horseshoe Bend, remembers what it was like back in the Roaring '20s around Chicago, Ill., when she was a footloose and fancy free flapper...
Gas prices spike for Ike (09/17/08)
Gas prices are on the rise again but for how long this time? Governor Mike Beebe has declared a state of emergency in Arkansas due to the gasoline-supply interruptions caused by Hurricane Ike. "Arkansas drafted the price gouging law about 10 years ago but the law goes into affect only when a state of emergency has been declared," Matt DeCample, a representative for Beebe, said. "This is why Governor Beebe has declared the state of emergency."...
Estes pleads guilty (09/17/08)
Carolyn Estes, an Ash Flat city council member, pled guilty to conspiracy to commit murder during Sharp County District Court Sept. 9. According to court papers, in 2007, Estes asked Gary "Crowbar" Russell to kill her ex-husband, Tony Stewart, stating she had wanted Stewart dead for several months. Crowbar then contacted Stewart telling him of Estes' plan. A private investigator set Crowbar up with cameras and voice recorders to document his conversations with Estes...
Judge halts wet/dry ballot (09/17/08)
Two Sharp County residents say not so fast to the wet/ dry issue of Sharp County being on the ballot for the November elections. Morris Street and Yoda Shaw have both hired attorneys and contested the petitions. Judge Harold Irwin filed a temporary injunction Sept. 8. Street's attorney, David Ethridge of Mountain Home, and Shaw's attorney, Blair Arnold of Batesville, filed suits on the grounds that the petitions entered are questionable...
High winds cause outages (09/17/08)
Plenty of power lines and homes got jumbled around over the weekend when aftershocks of Hurricane Ike came slamming into the Ozarks Sept. 13. "We've had an interesting weekend," Mel Coleman, CEO of North Arkansas Electric Cooperative said. The eye of the tropical depression passed over the area late Saturday night according to Coleman. ...
Sheriff asks for budget increase (09/17/08)
During the Ash Flat Quorum Court meeting Sept. 8, Sharp County Sheriff Dale Weaver reported to the board that he had collected more delinquent fines than the county had anticipated. During the Sharp County Quorum Court meeting held Sept. 8 the board announced that fuel and other costs have been helped due to the fines collected...
City of Highland discusses anniversary (09/17/08)
The City of Highland will be holding their 10th Anniversary Celebration Oct. 11, and the Highland City Council discussed plans for this event during their meeting held Sept. 9. The anniversary celebration will be held at the Highland High School football field. All Highland business owners have been invited to attend and participate in the celebration. The city has asked business owners to attend, set up a display or some form of contribution to help advertise with handouts or giveaways...
Drivers must stop for school busses (09/17/08)
Each year, many children are hurt or killed due to drivers passing a stopped school bus. As the area grows and lanes are added to keep up with traffic flow, some confusion may exist about when a driver is required to stop for a school bus. Sharp County Sheriff Dale Weaver said that he has had several school bus drivers report vehicles passing their stopped busses...
Alternative adoptions to appear on ballot (09/17/08)
No, to unmarried couples fostering or adopting children, is the cry in Little Rock according to an Associated Press release. The issue, aimed at gays and lesbians, is going to be on the November ballot. But, there are those who oppose it as being unfair and discriminating and they are threatening a lawsuit...
Patriot Day ceremony remembers 9-11 (09/17/08)
Amanda Powers Staff Writer A Patriots Day ceremony was held Sept. 11 at the Highland High School Gym to remember the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, along with other U.S. tragedies. The Patriot Day ceremony was organized and conducted by the American Legion, Post 346. Legion members attended to present the color guard...
Highland Band students perform at Pearl Harbor (09/17/08)
"To be there was very moving," Greg Bruner, Highland High School band director, said when referring to his and seven of his band members experience performing at Pearl Harbor. A group called Spirit of Arkansas Honor Band and Choir is an organization that nominates exceptional band and choir students from all over the state to join together and perform. Bruner and seven of his band students got the chance to join the group in a trip to Hawaii over the summer...
Tidal wave force (09/17/08)
THAYER 41, MALDEN 12
Bearkatz, Lady Cougars claim district titles (09/17/08)
Sam Cooper earned medalist honors and helped the Melbourne Bearkatz claim the 2-2A District Golf Tournament Sept. 9 at Cooper's Hawk Golf Course. Rachel Harmon was the girls' medalist, as the Izard County Lady Cougars also notched a district tournament title...
Big-play combo found (09/17/08)
Jason Huff and Rocky Smith should have no problems with time management issues as they progress from high school into the "real world" after graduation. Especially if they're just half as productive in the "real world" as they were in an eight-minute stretch against the Yellville-Summit Panthers Sept. 13 in the Salem Greyhounds' 2008 home opener...
Technical knockout (09/17/08)
HIGHLAND 21, GREENE COUNTY TECH 53
Big-time turnaround for junior Rebs (09/17/08)
Night and Day. The difference between the junior Rebels' performances against Hoxie and Harrisburg was night and day. Highland played at practice speed against the junior Mustangs, but they moved up to game speed against the junior Hornets. The junior Rebel offense scored three times and the defense scored twice and held the junior Hornets scoreless until late into the game. The junior Rebels (1-1) notched their first win with a 36-6 drubbing of Harrisburg at home on Sept. 11...
Lessons learned (09/17/08)
CAVE CITY 34, SOUTHSIDE 20
Prospects look good for teal season (09/17/08)
Last week's torrential rains may have put a damper on dove season for some hunters, but it may be a welcome sight for Arkansas' teal hunters. The special September teal season in Arkansas opened Sept. 13 and continues through Sept. 28. Arkansas Game and Fish Commission waterfowl biologist Luke Naylor said the recent cold front likely pushed some bluewings down from the north. ...
Going hunting? Check for road closings and detours first (09/17/08)
Gustav and Ike are gone, the rains have abated, hunting seasons are underway -- and Arkansas sportsmen are on the move. Save yourself a possible headache and check road conditions before you leave home, suggests the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission...
Mighty Mite Hounds open with road trip (09/17/08)
The Salem Mighty Mite football teams opened their 2008 season on a wonderful Sept. 13 morning at Highland. With the big storm to the south, the third-grade Hounds made their own storm winds and blew away the third-grade Rebels 42-6. Next, the fourth-grade teams went at it, pounding away on each other. The final two scores came in the last 1:30 of play, resulting in a 14-all tie...
Hennessy takes third sweeper at Indian Hills (09/17/08)
Paul Hennessy of Myrtle, Mo., won the last of three handicap sweepers at Indian Hills Bowl in Ash Flat Sept. 13, defeating Charlie Pipes of Jonesboro 218-171. Twenty nine bowlers competed for the $855 in prizes in the event, with only the top five bowlers receiving cash...
Anita Louise Seibert (09/17/08)
Anita Louise (Calbert) Seibert, 71, of Hardy, Ark., died Sept. 9, 2008, at Ash Flat Health Care and Rehabilitation Center. She was born May 15, 1937, in Hutchinson, Kan., to Sid and Charlotte (Moss) Calbert. She was a former employee and co-owner of Louie's Appliance and TV in Hardy, which she and her husband Louie owned together. She was a member of Spring River  Presbyterian Church in Hardy and a past president of the Hardy Garden Club and Bunco Club...
Betty Jo McGuffee (09/17/08)
Betty Jo McGuffee, 81, daughter of the late Clyde Eugene Brown and Edna Jane Wells Brown, was born March 7, 1927, in Mountain Home, Ark. She died Sept. 9, 2008, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Ark. She was united in marriage to Vernon McGuffee in 1948. She was a homemaker and a member of the Salem Church of Christ...
Cleston Doyle Sanders (09/17/08)
Cleston Doyle Sanders, 89, of Viola, Ark., son of the late William Bailey and Amanda (Hively) Sanders, was born on May 3, 1919, at Dolph, Ark. He died Sept. 13, 2008, at the Spring River Therapy and Living Center in Salem, Ark. Cleston was united in marriage to Cora Lavena Oliver on April 4, 1944, at Salem, Ark. He spent his working years as a motor grader operator for the Fulton County Road Department. Cleston was of the Baptist faith...
Wilton "Buddy" Selby (09/17/08)
Wilton Dalis "Buddy" Selby, 65 of Willow Springs, Mo., formerly of Mammoth Spring, Ark., was born Sept. 22, 1942, in Sikeston, Mo., and died Sept. 8, 2008, at his home. He is survived by: one daughter, Rose Zetta Waldrup and husband Tom of Licking, Mo.; two sons, Dallas Selby and wife Barbara of Willow Springs, Mo., and John Selby and companion Amy Vaugn of West Plains, Mo.; his mother, Zetta Selby; two sisters, Alice Selby and Penny Austin; eight grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews; and numerous other relatives and friends.. ...
Cordelia Ferguson (09/17/08)
Cordelia Ferguson, 93, of Demopolis, Ala., died Sept. 10, 2008. A native of Higgenson, Ark., she worked as a registered nurse and then as a hospital administrator for 14 years. She was preceded in death by: her parents, Arthur and Myrtle Nuckolls. She is survived by: a daughter, Linda Burnham (Travis) of Demopolis, Ala.; two grandchildren, Andy Burnham (Beth) of Boca Raton, Fla., and Heidi Sims (Todd) of Russellville, Ark.; and three great-grandchildren...
Nancy Jean Webber (09/17/08)
Nancy Jean Webber, 71, of Alton, Mo., was born Feb. 3, 1937, in Toledo, Ohio and died Sept. 8, 2008 at her home. She is survived by: two sons, Gary Webber and wife Karen of Ohio, Russell Webber and partner Schuyler Emerick of Florida; a niece, Jackie Vizier and husband Ron of Alton, Mo.; four grandchildren, Jessica, Andrew, Lauren, and Scott and wife Jeannine; a great-niece; a great-nephew; and other relatives and friends...
Johnny Bookout Sr. (09/17/08)
Johnny Lee Bookout Sr., 61, son of Bunis Hazel McCollum Bookout of Melbourne and the late Eural Lehman Bookout, was born Oct. 4, 1946, in Wiseman, Ark. He died Sept. 10, 2008, in Thayer, Mo. He attended Central Baptist College and graduated from State Teacher's College. He taught English and history at Violet Hill School and Mammoth Spring. He was also a dairy farmer. Johnny was married to Delieta Downs on Nov. 22, 1996. He was a member of the Stateline Pentecostal Church...
Audrey Knighton (09/17/08)
Audrey (Hauptfuehrer) Knighton, 79, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Aug. 29, 2008, at a residence in Cherokee Village, Ark. She was the daughter of the late William Hauptfuehrer and the late Helen (Siebert) Hauptfuehrer. She is survived by: her husband, Robert Knighton; a daughter, Lynne Corrao of Joliet, Ill.; a sister, Doris Enas of Lofland, Nev.; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren...
Elmer Ray Deckard (09/17/08)
Elmer Ray Deckard was born March 8, 1941, in Alton, Mo., the son of William Ray Deckard and Susie Alta Synder Deckard. He died Sept. 7, 2008, in West Plains, Mo., at the age of 67. Despite his handicap, Elmer lived and enjoyed a full life. He loved the outdoors, hunting and fishing with his dad and other family members...
"Pete" Armstrong (09/17/08)
Cleatus Van "Pete" Armstrong was born April 27, 1931, in Morriston, Ark., the son of the late Van B. Armstrong and Martha Priscilla Cozort Armstrong. He died Sept. 4, 2008, at his home in Thayer, Mo., at the age of 77. He was united in marriage on Dec. 5, 1952, in Pontiac, Mich., to Flora Lorene Campbell...
Bernis Monroe Crow (09/17/08)
Bernis Monroe Crow, 84, of Hot Springs Village, Ark., died Sept. 7, 2008, in a Hot Springs hospital. He was born April 5, 1924, in Cave City, Ark., the son of the late Frank and Monnie Detherow Crow. He retired from Cooper Communities where he worked for over 30 years. He was a veteran and a member of the Mt. Tabor Methodist Church...
Anita Louise Seibert (09/17/08)
Anita Louise (Calbert) Seibert, 71, of Hardy, Ark., died Sept. 9, 2008, at Ash Flat Health Care and Rehabilitation Center. She was born May 15, 1937, in Hutchinson, Kan., to Sid and Charlotte (Moss) Calbert. She was a former employee and co-owner of Louie's Appliance and TV in Hardy, which she and her husband Louie owned together. She was a member of Spring River  Presbyterian Church in Hardy and a past president of the Hardy Garden Club and Bunco Club...
Betty Jo McGuffee (09/17/08)
Betty Jo McGuffee, 81, daughter of the late Clyde Eugene Brown and Edna Jane Wells Brown, was born March 7, 1927, in Mountain Home, Ark. She died Sept. 9, 2008, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Ark. She was united in marriage to Vernon McGuffee in 1948. She was a homemaker and a member of the Salem Church of Christ...
Cleston Doyle Sanders (09/17/08)
Cleston Doyle Sanders, 89, of Viola, Ark., son of the late William Bailey and Amanda (Hively) Sanders, was born on May 3, 1919, at Dolph, Ark. He died Sept. 13, 2008, at the Spring River Therapy and Living Center in Salem, Ark. Cleston was united in marriage to Cora Lavena Oliver on April 4, 1944, at Salem, Ark. He spent his working years as a motor grader operator for the Fulton County Road Department. Cleston was of the Baptist faith...
Wilton "Buddy" Selby (09/17/08)
Wilton Dalis "Buddy" Selby, 65 of Willow Springs, Mo., formerly of Mammoth Spring, Ark., was born Sept. 22, 1942, in Sikeston, Mo., and died Sept. 8, 2008, at his home. He is survived by: one daughter, Rose Zetta Waldrup and husband Tom of Licking, Mo.; two sons, Dallas Selby and wife Barbara of Willow Springs, Mo., and John Selby and companion Amy Vaugn of West Plains, Mo.; his mother, Zetta Selby; two sisters, Alice Selby and Penny Austin; eight grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews; and numerous other relatives and friends.. ...
Cordelia Ferguson (09/17/08)
Cordelia Ferguson, 93, of Demopolis, Ala., died Sept. 10, 2008. A native of Higgenson, Ark., she worked as a registered nurse and then as a hospital administrator for 14 years. She was preceded in death by: her parents, Arthur and Myrtle Nuckolls. She is survived by: a daughter, Linda Burnham (Travis) of Demopolis, Ala.; two grandchildren, Andy Burnham (Beth) of Boca Raton, Fla., and Heidi Sims (Todd) of Russellville, Ark.; and three great-grandchildren...
Nancy Jean Webber (09/17/08)
Nancy Jean Webber, 71, of Alton, Mo., was born Feb. 3, 1937, in Toledo, Ohio and died Sept. 8, 2008 at her home. She is survived by: two sons, Gary Webber and wife Karen of Ohio, Russell Webber and partner Schuyler Emerick of Florida; a niece, Jackie Vizier and husband Ron of Alton, Mo.; four grandchildren, Jessica, Andrew, Lauren, and Scott and wife Jeannine; a great-niece; a great-nephew; and other relatives and friends...
Johnny Bookout Sr. (09/17/08)
Johnny Lee Bookout Sr., 61, son of Bunis Hazel McCollum Bookout of Melbourne and the late Eural Lehman Bookout, was born Oct. 4, 1946, in Wiseman, Ark. He died Sept. 10, 2008, in Thayer, Mo. He attended Central Baptist College and graduated from State Teacher's College. He taught English and history at Violet Hill School and Mammoth Spring. He was also a dairy farmer. Johnny was married to Delieta Downs on Nov. 22, 1996. He was a member of the Stateline Pentecostal Church...
Audrey Knighton (09/17/08)
Audrey (Hauptfuehrer) Knighton, 79, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Aug. 29, 2008, at a residence in Cherokee Village, Ark. She was the daughter of the late William Hauptfuehrer and the late Helen (Siebert) Hauptfuehrer. She is survived by: her husband, Robert Knighton; a daughter, Lynne Corrao of Joliet, Ill.; a sister, Doris Enas of Lofland, Nev.; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren...
Elmer Ray Deckard (09/17/08)
Elmer Ray Deckard was born March 8, 1941, in Alton, Mo., the son of William Ray Deckard and Susie Alta Synder Deckard. He died Sept. 7, 2008, in West Plains, Mo., at the age of 67. Despite his handicap, Elmer lived and enjoyed a full life. He loved the outdoors, hunting and fishing with his dad and other family members...
"Pete" Armstrong (09/17/08)
Cleatus Van "Pete" Armstrong was born April 27, 1931, in Morriston, Ark., the son of the late Van B. Armstrong and Martha Priscilla Cozort Armstrong. He died Sept. 4, 2008, at his home in Thayer, Mo., at the age of 77. He was united in marriage on Dec. 5, 1952, in Pontiac, Mich., to Flora Lorene Campbell...
Bernis Monroe Crow (09/17/08)
Bernis Monroe Crow, 84, of Hot Springs Village, Ark., died Sept. 7, 2008, in a Hot Springs hospital. He was born April 5, 1924, in Cave City, Ark., the son of the late Frank and Monnie Detherow Crow. He retired from Cooper Communities where he worked for over 30 years. He was a veteran and a member of the Mt. Tabor Methodist Church...
Cordelia Ferguson (09/17/08)
Cordelia Ferguson, 93, of Demopolis, Ala., died Sept. 10, 2008. A native of Higgenson, Ark., she worked as a registered nurse and then as a hospital administrator for 14 years. She was preceded in death by: her parents, Arthur and Myrtle Nuckolls. She is survived by: a daughter, Linda Burnham (Travis) of Demopolis, Ala.; two grandchildren, Andy Burnham (Beth) of Boca Raton, Fla., and Heidi Sims (Todd) of Russellville, Ark.; and three great-grandchildren...
Anita Louise Seibert (09/17/08)
Anita Louise (Calbert) Seibert, 71, of Hardy, Ark., died Sept. 9, 2008, at Ash Flat Health Care and Rehabilitation Center. She was born May 15, 1937, in Hutchinson, Kan., to Sid and Charlotte (Moss) Calbert. She was a former employee and co-owner of Louie's Appliance and TV in Hardy, which she and her husband Louie owned together. She was a member of Spring River  Presbyterian Church in Hardy and a past president of the Hardy Garden Club and Bunco Club...
Bernis Monroe Crow (09/17/08)
Bernis Monroe Crow, 84, of Hot Springs Village, Ark., died Sept. 7, 2008, in a Hot Springs hospital. He was born April 5, 1924, in Cave City, Ark., the son of the late Frank and Monnie Detherow Crow. He retired from Cooper Communities where he worked for over 30 years. He was a veteran and a member of the Mt. Tabor Methodist Church...
Sue (Thompson) Bates (09/17/08)
Sue (Thompson) Bates, 64, of Ash Flat, Ark., died Sept. 10, 2008, at Hospice House in Mountain Home, Ark. She was the daughter of the late Thad Thompson and the late Hazel Sanford. Bates was the former owner of Sue Bates Advertising. She is survived by: her husband, Roger C. ...
Lillian Kai Frealy (09/17/08)
Rebecca Frealy would like to announce the birth of her new baby sister, Lillian Kai Frealy. Lillian was born at 2:03 p.m. Aug. 25, 2008, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Ark. She weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces and was 18-1/2 inches long...
Lillian Kai Frealy (09/17/08)
Rebecca Frealy would like to announce the birth of her new baby sister, Lillian Kai Frealy. Lillian was born at 2:03 p.m. Aug. 25, 2008, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Ark. She weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces and was 18-1/2 inches long...
Botard -- Collins (09/17/08)
The parents of Brittany Botard and Brent Collins wish to announce the engagement of their children and invite family and fiends to come join them in the celebration at the home of Elton and Cindy Botard on Highway 19, in Thayer on Sept. 27 at 7 p.m.
Botard -- Collins (09/17/08)
The parents of Brittany Botard and Brent Collins wish to announce the engagement of their children and invite family and fiends to come join them in the celebration at the home of Elton and Cindy Botard on Highway 19, in Thayer on Sept. 27 at 7 p.m.
Whiteds celebrate 49th wedding anniversary (09/17/08)
Jae Ray and Alma Whited celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary in August. Jae Ray Whited is from Ash Flat, Ark., and is the son of the late Sherman and Thelma Whited. Alma Marie is from Evening Shade, Ark., and is the oldest daughter of the late Will E. and Mary Marie Ables of Evening Shade...
Whiteds celebrate 49th wedding anniversary (09/17/08)
Jae Ray and Alma Whited celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary in August. Jae Ray Whited is from Ash Flat, Ark., and is the son of the late Sherman and Thelma Whited. Alma Marie is from Evening Shade, Ark., and is the oldest daughter of the late Will E. and Mary Marie Ables of Evening Shade...
Whiteds celebrate 49th wedding anniversary (09/17/08)
Jae Ray and Alma Whited celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary in August. Jae Ray Whited is from Ash Flat, Ark., and is the son of the late Sherman and Thelma Whited. Alma Marie is from Evening Shade, Ark., and is the oldest daughter of the late Will E. and Mary Marie Ables of Evening Shade...
Joneses to celebrate 50th wedding anniversary (09/17/08)
Mr. and Mrs. James Scott Jones of Poughkeepsie will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Sept. 27 with a drop in reception hosted by their children and their families at Lebanon Missionary Baptist Church from 4-6 p.m. Deanna Pavin and Scott Jones were married Sept. 27, 1958, by the Rev. O.R. Moncrief, pastor of the Methodist Church of Evening Shade...
Thayer Police Report (09/17/08)
Greg McLaughlin, 29, Thayer, was charged Sept. 9 with failure to register a vehicle and no insurance. Julie Harris, 32, Thayer, was charged Sept. 5 with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. She posted a $1,045 bond. James Johnson, 64, Mammoth Spring was charged Sept. 9 with stealing. He posted a $500 bond...
Missouri State Police (09/17/08)
Cap. Billy E, Chadwick, commanding officer of Troop G of the Missouri State Highway Patrol announced the following totals for the Labor Day holiday period. Troop G troopers participated in Operation C.A.R.E. (Combined Accident Reduction Effort) Aug. 29 through Sept. 1. Troop G troopers working on U.S. 60 also participated in the "15-Mile Trooper Project."...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (09/17/08)
James Patterson, 40, (no address given), was arrested for drinking in public and leaving the scene of an accident Sept. 8. Patterson was released on a $710 bond and given a court date of Sept. 8. Teresa Watson, 35, of Mammoth Spring, was cited for 3rd degree battery. Watson was given a court date of Oct. 8...
Fulton County Circuit Court (09/17/08)
Kingston, Angela J., motion to decline prosecution and subjected to being filed again within the statute of limitations and procedural rules. Kingston, Dan, motion to withdraw petition to revoke probation, subjected to being filed again within the statute of limitations and procedural rules...
Sharp County Sheriff's Report (09/17/08)
Shane Krum, 25, of Cherokee Village, was arrested for not being present for court Aug. 28. David Kingston, 24, of Batesville, was arrested for failure to appear and no insurance Aug. 28. Eugene Cone, 68, of Ozark Acres, was arrested for DWI, refusal to submit, careless driving, no seat belt and no insurance Aug. 28...
Izard County Sheriff's Report (09/17/08)
Greg Lynn, (no age given), of Dolph, who is believed to have fled his residence near Dolph when Izard County authorities attempted to execute an arrest warrant on Aug. 28 from the Arkansas Department of Corrections, was arrested on an Arkansas absconder charge in Kansas where it is reported that he committed suicide by hanging. ...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (09/17/08)
James Patterson, 40, (no address given), was arrested for drinking in public and leaving the scene of an accident Sept. 8. Patterson was released on a $710 bond and given a court date of Sept. 8. Teresa Watson, 35, of Mammoth Spring, was cited for 3rd degree battery. Watson was given a court date of Oct. 8...
Sharp County Sheriff's Report (09/17/08)
Shane Krum, 25, of Cherokee Village, was arrested for not being present for court Aug. 28. David Kingston, 24, of Batesville, was arrested for failure to appear and no insurance Aug. 28. Eugene Cone, 68, of Ozark Acres, was arrested for DWI, refusal to submit, careless driving, no seat belt and no insurance Aug. 28...
Fulton County Circuit Court (09/17/08)
Kingston, Angela J., motion to decline prosecution and subjected to being filed again within the statute of limitations and procedural rules. Kingston, Dan, motion to withdraw petition to revoke probation, subjected to being filed again within the statute of limitations and procedural rules...
Izard County Sheriff's Report (09/17/08)
Greg Lynn, (no age given), of Dolph, who is believed to have fled his residence near Dolph when Izard County authorities attempted to execute an arrest warrant on Aug. 28 from the Arkansas Department of Corrections, was arrested on an Arkansas absconder charge in Kansas where it is reported that he committed suicide by hanging. ...
Horseshoe Bend Police Report (09/17/08)
The Horseshoe Bend Police Department is currently investigating vandalism to property on North Shore, Pleasant Valley and Sleepy Hollow. On the night of Saturday, Sept. 6 or morning of Sept. 7, vandals splashed paint on street signs, mailboxes and a pickup-truck in the North Shore area. No arrests have been made...
Thayer Police Report (09/17/08)
Greg McLaughlin, 29, Thayer, was charged Sept. 9 with failure to register a vehicle and no insurance. Julie Harris, 32, Thayer, was charged Sept. 5 with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. She posted a $1,045 bond. James Johnson, 64, Mammoth Spring was charged Sept. 9 with stealing. He posted a $500 bond...
Sharp County Sheriff's Report (09/17/08)
Shane Krum, 25, of Cherokee Village, was arrested for not being present for court Aug. 28. David Kingston, 24, of Batesville, was arrested for failure to appear and no insurance Aug. 28. Eugene Cone, 68, of Ozark Acres, was arrested for DWI, refusal to submit, careless driving, no seat belt and no insurance Aug. 28...
Horseshoe Bend City Court (09/17/08)
Beck, Christopher, failure to pay fines, guilty. Bookout, Darrin R., failure to stop at stop sign, no proof insurance and speeding, continued to Oct. 14. Child, Jason, unsightly conditions on property, continued to Oct. 14. Climer, Harold E., failure to appear, follow-up /continued to Oct. 14...
Cherokee Village Police Report (09/17/08)
Terry Decutler, 18, of Cherokee Village was charged Sept. 6 with theft of property, possession of an instrument of crime, criminal mischief and criminal trespassing. Eldon McAnally, of Terrell, Ark., was cited for parking boat/trailer on an unprepared surface...
Arkansas State Police (09/17/08)
Jeremy Kahn, 21, of Ash Flat, was charged with careless/prohibited driving when he lost control of his vehicle and struck the vehicle of Gaila Holowell, 36, of Melbourne. The accident occurred Sept. 4 at 1:05 p.m. on Larkin Road, 3.1 miles east of Highway 9 in Izard County. Kahn was transported to Calico Rock Medical Center and Holowell to White River Medical Center for injuries...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (09/17/08)
Daniel Cunningham, 20, of Greenbrier, was arrested for public intoxication Sept. 1. Cunningham was released Sept. 1 on his own recognizance and given a court date of Oct. 8. David Pebler, 34, of Horseshoe Bend, was arrested at his residence for domestic abuse Sept. 1. Pebler was released on $320 bond Sept. 2...
Oregon County Sheriff's Report (09/17/08)
Albert A Jewell, 45, from Goodman, Mo., was arrested Sept. 3 by officer's with the Oregon County Sheriff's Department and the Alton Police Department for felony non-support. He is in the Oregon County Jail at Alton with a bond set at $2,500. James A. Johnson, 20, from Lavalle, Wis., was arrested by officers Sept. 4, on a Wisconsin warrant. He is waiting to be transfered back to Wisconsin...
Fillibuster (09/17/08)
"When George Washington, James Madison and the other framers of the Constitution assembled at Philadelphia in the summer of 1787, they soon decided, without much discussion, to abandon their original task of revising the Articles of Confederation. Instead, they set about creating a new system of government...
Let Sharp County voters decide (09/17/08)
Although I have been out of school for some time, I vaguely remember in government classes there was a reference or phrase concerning seperation of church and state. If our local, state and federal government cannot interfere with the religions of our nation then why can a church and, or some of its' more prominent .....
Vote for the benefit of Sharp County (09/17/08)
I read recently in our local paper that there are some who think there are no deaths by drunk drivers in dry counties. I'm sure the police authorities can contradict this -- or ask our paramedics. Hundreds of dollars are going to Missouri for liquor purchases. Unfortunately, some of it is drunk before driving back to Arkansas...
Now it's about Our Freedom (09/17/08)
As many Sharp County residents know, a group of very dedicated people have been circulating a petition to have a referendum placed on the Nov. 8 ballot to make Sharp County "Wet." They did all the legal things they were supposed to and did it properly, as certified by the county clerk's office. Now, because of two people that are contesting the signatures, there has been a temporary injunction issued by a county judge, as of the writing of this letter, Sept. 10...
Is this all just a clever timing ploy? (09/17/08)
I read in the Jonesboro Sun today that a judge may decide the Sharp County wet-dry issue that should be on the November ballot. I don't know Circuit Court Judge, The Honorable Harold Erwin so this in no way is questioning his integrity or honesty; I understand he has to decide issues brought before him by motions filed by citizens through attorneys, but with calendar issues and scheduling, can he make a swift decision so the ballot measure can proceed?...