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Stories from Thursday, September 25, 2008

Judge rules on wet/dry issue (09/25/08)
Judge Phillip Smith ruled the wet/dry issue will not be on the November ballot.
Judge rules on wet/dry issue (09/25/08)
Update: Judge Phillip Smith ruled the wet/dry issue will not be on the November ballot.
2008 Thayer Homecoming Candidates ... Activities set (09/25/08)
THAYER -- Homecoming activities will be held in Thayer Oct. 3 and 4. The Thayer Homecoming Parade will be at 2 p.m. on Chestnut Street. Parade organizer Rhonda Simpson said the parade line-up will be at 1:30 p.m. All ninth through 12th grade floats and the homecoming candidates and attendants will line-up between Chapel Hill Florist and the end of Chestnut Street...
Millage increase passes (09/25/08)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- The millage issue for the Mammoth Spring School District passed in the Sept. 16 election. The vote was 212 for and 178 against. Shelia Young defeated Clint Collins for the five-year position on the Mammoth Spring School Board. Young received 238 votes to Collins' 156 votes...
Yester-Daze to get underway (09/25/08)
MYRTLE -- Yester-Daze will be held Sept. 27 in downtown Myrtle. This is the 11th year for the festival. The theme for this year's event will be "Hooked on Myrtle Yester-Daze." According to one of the event organizers, Sharon Wrenfrow, there will be two new events this year, the canning contest and the casting competition...
Ready to vote? (09/25/08)
OREGON COUNTY -- The last day to register to vote in the Nov. 4 general election is Oct. 10. Oregon County Clerk Gary Hensley said absentee voting in the county began Sept. 23. Area residents voting absentee in person, at the clerks office, will have until Nov. 3 to vote. The clerk will not be able to mail out any absentee ballots after Oct. 29 but will receive absentee ballots in the mail until the post office closes election day...
New health clinic opens (09/25/08)
THAYER -- On Sept. 18, the Oregon County Community Health Center (OCCHC) hosted an open house and grand opening at their new facility located three miles north of Thayer on Highway 63. In the spring of 2001, community members of Howell and Oregon counties came together in a series of community meetings hosted by the Missouri Primary Care Association to discuss access to care issues in the area. ...
Students compete in Bible and arts competitions (09/25/08)
ALTON -- Students participating in the Bible and Arts program at the Victory Free Will Baptist Church in Alton have something to be proud of. They recently went to the National Bible and Arts competition in Charleston, W. Va., and came home with several honors...
Giant pot plants found in front yard (09/25/08)
Aug. 26 Fulton County Deputy Rhonda Long received a report of someone growing marijuana in their front yard on Nine Mile Ridge in Hardy. Long went to investigate. "There it was, growing among the zinnias," Long said. "It was spitting distance from the road."...
Roundtable discussions slated (09/25/08)
THAYER -- The Oregon County Organizers will be holding a series of Issue Roundtable Discussions at the Country Cottage in Thayer in their back meeting room. All the meetings will be on Thursday, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The group invites the public to come to these meetings and hear the positions of both Democrats and Republicans to see how rural areas are affected by these policies...
Progress seen with memorial (09/25/08)
THAYER -- The American Legion, Charles Burkett Post 344 is coming right along with their Veteran's Memorial project. According to Legion Post Adjutant, Doyle Fink, through donations, they have raised nearly $3,000. He estimates the total cost of the project at around $4,000...
Sewage systems are regulated (09/25/08)
OREGON COUNTY -- In an effort to keep the drinking water safe the Oregon County Health Department regulates on-site sewage systems in Oregon County. According to health department Administrator Sheila Russell, "If you are a business, church, mobile home park or other, you are required by county ordinance to obtain a permit from our office to install an on-site sewage system."...
2008 Salem Homecoming Queen (09/25/08)
Photo by Emily McIntosh Pictured above is the Salem Greyhounds Homecoming Queen Bailey Benton and her escorts T.W. Langevin (55) and Jordan King (31).
Subpoenas issued with gas spikes (09/25/08)
Over 30 subpoenas have been issued to gas retailers across the state regarding their increase in gas prices. The businesses subpoenaed have 20 days to respond. "We've received over 1,450 phone calls and 2,400 text messages and e-mails," (since Sept. 12) said Gabe Holmstrom, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel's spokesman...
Answering the call of duty (09/25/08)
As the raging winds and high tides from Hurricane Gustav pummeled the Gulf Coast, paramedics and emergency medical technicians with emergency trucks and ambulances from across the nation were called to help in hard-hit areas before the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) could mobilize...
Barbara Moody attends DNC (09/25/08)
Throngs of people pile through the stadium as cameras flash their blinding lights from every direction. Red, white and blue are seen in a shining array of colors arranged in gayful displays of balloons, ribbons and confetti. "I thought it was an awesome experience, and I use the word 'awesome' in the truest sense of the word," said Barbara Moody, a Democratic delegate from the First Congressional District who went to the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colo...
School election results announced (09/25/08)
School elections in Fulton and Izard counties were held Sept. 16. The results of the elections are as follows: In Viola, Max Ray Shrable won 186-48 against Jenni Luther on the school board. In Mammoth Spring, the final vote was 238-156 with Shelia F. Young winning against Clint Collins for the school board. Mammoth also increased their total mills to 35...
Tractor Fire (09/25/08)
Mike Young was working on a tractor on the Kissinger farm located in Glencoe on Highway 289 when it caught fire Sept. 12. According to the Glencoe Fire Department, some hay got caught in the exhaust pipe and ignited. Photo by Emily McIntosh
Salem man charged with rape and assault (09/25/08)
Don McSpadden, Prosecuting Attorney of the 16 Judicial District of the state of Arkansas filed charges Sept. 10 against Jeffery L. Mohlke, 28, of Salem, for five counts of rape and one count of 2nd degree sexual assault. Mohlke was arrested Sept. 16...
Viola couple charged with forgery (09/25/08)
Jonathan Lee Hall, 26, and Sharla Kay French Hall, 26, both of Viola are charged with 16 counts of 2nd degree forgery. They were arrested Sept. 10. According to the affidavits, the Halls took checks from Fred D. and Bettie J. Linthicum, of Glencoe, without their consent on July 1 and forged Bettie Linthicum's name on them. The Halls also used their own Social Security numbers for identification on the checks. They used the checks to buy about $500 worth of various items...
School board discusses personnel changes (09/25/08)
The annual public meeting of the Salem School District was held on Sept. 15. Superintendent Ken Rich welcomed those in attendance and reported on personnel changes for the 2008-09 school year. Rich reported that the school district is fully accredited by the Arkansas Department of Education and the North Central Association. ...
Gepp man accused of stealing copper wire (09/25/08)
A Gepp man was taken into custody Aug. 20 by Baxter County investigators for stealing property from SEALCO, a business in Mountain Home. Baxter County Deputy James Tilley was dispatched to a call of a burglary at 6:40 a.m., Aug. 15. When he went to investigate, he found that one of the side doors had been forced open and the office had been rummaged through. About $160 in cash was missing and six to eight spools of solid copper, had disappeared. The value of the missing copper is $10,000...
Estes resigns (09/25/08)
Carolyn Estes submitted her letter of resignation to the Ash Flat City Council after she plead guilty to the class A felony, conspiracy to commit murder, Sept. 9. Ash Flat Mayor Danny Traw read the letter of resignation at the Sept. 15 council meeting. "To Mayor Danny Traw and members of the Ash Flat City Council: I respectfully submit my resignation, to become effective immediately, as Alderman of Ward 1, Position 2, on the Ash Flat City Council," the letter read...
Archer trial raises doubt (09/25/08)
Were the victims still alive when they were thrown overboard, is the question now ringing in the jury's heads. Kirby Archer, 36, of Strawberry, Ark., pled guilty and admitted to murdering Miami Beach boat captain, Jake Branam and his wife Kelley. Archer is awaiting his sentencing...
Wilburn brothers to be honored (09/25/08)
Hardy natives, Doyle and Teddy Wilburn, will be inducted into the Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame Nov. 15, in Hot Springs. Doyle and Teddy Wilburn were the youngest of five siblings. Benjamin Wilburn, the children's father was a disabled World War I veteran who found it hard to provide for his family. In hopes the children could help the family's financial situation, Benjamin purchased a guitar, mandolin and fiddle from a Sears Robuck catalog, CMT said...
Subpoenas issued with gas spikes (09/25/08)
Over 30 subpoenas have been issued to gas retailers across the state regarding their increase in gas prices. The businesses subpoenaed have 20 days to respond. "We've received over 1,450 phone calls and 2,400 text messages and e-mails," (since Sept. 12) said Gabe Holmstrom, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel's spokesman...
New ambulance fee takes affect (09/25/08)
Gas prices have forced another business to raise prices. Spring River Ambulance Service (SRAS) has announced a new fee they will be charging. If SRAS responds to a call that does not result in transport of a patient there will be a fee assessed. The fee will range from $25 to $50 depending upon the services the responders provide while on the scene...
Williams elected to school board (09/25/08)
Sharp County school board elections are over. The ballots were counted Sept. 16 for the two contested races in the county. Highland School Board had one contested race between Matt Williams and Randy McComas, for Position 6. Williams won the race by 56.12 percent, 211 votes. McComas trailed close behind with 43.88 percent a total of 165 votes...
Judge declares county a disaster area (09/25/08)
"When we get our FEMA money it is all ours, we don't owe anyone," Carolyn Groves, Hardy City Council recorder/treasurer, announced to the council with excitement during the Sept. 16 council meeting. "As you all know, we have been under a lot of strain with all that is going on," Groves said. "We have had to make transfers for payroll and wonder what we were going to do next, but now we are all caught up."...
More than just Democrat and Republican (09/25/08)
The past several weeks have been nothing but politics on radio and TV broadcasts because of the Democratic and Republican conventions and political ads attacking opposing parties. One would think that the two parties would give the voters a bit of a breather in between the conventions and all the buzz and hype to soak up what the candidates stand for. ...
Main Street to hold scarecrow contest (09/25/08)
Hardy invites everyone to "Join the Fun!" Main Street in Hardy will be holding their first annual scarecrow contest. The art students from Highland schools will be putting together scarecrows to be displayed on Main Street, in Hardy, during the month of October...
Streak snapped (09/25/08)
THAYER 7, LIBERTY 14
Harmon leads Lady Cougs to regional title (09/25/08)
Picking up where she left off a week earlier in the district tournament, Izard County's Rachel Harmon shot an 83 to earn medalist honors and help the Lady Cougars to the Class 2A Region 2 Golf Tournament championship Sept. 17 at The Golf Course on Turkey Mountain in Horseshoe Bend...
Cougars claw out win (09/25/08)
SALEM 6, RECTOR 16
Spring River wins pair (09/25/08)
After another rain-out the previous week, the Jonesboro and Trumann softball teams visited the Spring River senior softballers in Ash Flat on Sept. 11. In the Jonesboro game, the offense was a bit sluggish. Dave Keylor smashed a three-run homer and made a couple of great catches in the outfield, one an over-the-shoulder snag...
Junior Rebs edged by speedy Greypups (09/25/08)
When it comes to Newport, one thing you can count on is the school is going to have fast, hard-to-tackle running backs. R.J. Rucker is that running back for the Greypups this year. The Highland junior Rebels chased Rucker around the field all night, and still had a chance to win in the end...
Headed in the right direction (09/25/08)
HIGHLAND 7, HOXIE 21
Holding on to Hoyt (09/25/08)
CAVE CITY 34, YELLVILLE-SUMMIT 12
First Tractor Pullers event slated (09/25/08)
Jan Thompson Staff Writer A new club is being started in the area -- the South East Missouri Garden Tractors Pullers club. It is being organized by Chuck Swope of Thayer and the club will have its first garden tractor pull Sept. 27 at the Mo.-Ark. track located near the Thayer/Mammoth Spring Rodeo Arena...
Fight Night on tap (09/25/08)
Fight Night 15, a mixed martial arts explosion, will be held Sept. 27 at Mammoth Spring High School. The cage fights are being presented by Roger Cantrell's MMA of Thayer and Max Bishop MMA. Cantrell is seeking wrestlers, boxers, martial artists and military combatives to fight...
Lady Grizzlies back on track (09/25/08)
A strong attack at the net led the Missouri State University-West Plains Lady Grizzly volleyball team to its 12th win of the season Sept. 15. The Lady Grizzlies (12-8) pummelled Region 16 rival State Fair Community College of Sedalia, Mo., 25-12, 25-10, 25-13 at the West Plains Civic Center arena...
Sprint cars light up WPMS (09/25/08)
The Midwest All-Star Sprint Car Series came to West Plains Sept. 20, with a group of hungry sprint car drivers ready for the excitement of the red clay of West Plains Motor Speedway. The sprints ran three heats and a 10-lap dash to determine the feature lineup, and although the dash left one driver sidelined after flipping six times in turn 2 on the opening lap, they set the field for the 30-lap feature...
CMU lets lead slip away (09/25/08)
The Central Methodist University Eagle football team built a 17-0 lead with seven minutes, 45 seconds remaining in the third quarter, but gave up 27 unanswered points, falling to the Evangel Crusaders 27-17 Sept. 20. Three of the Crusaders' scores came after Eagle turnovers, including a pair of touchdowns on interceptions...
The Legends Tour schedule of events (09/25/08)
Sept. 26 6:00 p.m. Special Music in the Mountains show featuring the Oaklawn Opry -- Horseshoe Bend Theatre Sept. 27 10:00 a.m. Potato-firing contest -- Driving Range at The Golf Course on Turkey Mountain 6:00 p.m. Music in the Mountains regular monthly show; with special co-emcee Kathy Whitworth -- Horseshoe Bend Theatre...
Welcome, Legends of golf! (09/25/08)
Who's-who of Hall of Famers hits Horseshoe Bend
Music in the Mountains welcomes Whitworth, Oaklawn Opry to town (09/25/08)
This big weekend just keeps getting bigger. And at this rate, it looks like this weekend is primed to be one Legendary time in the city of Horseshoe Bend. In addition to the Music in the Mountains' regular monthly show, scheduled for Sept. 27, there will be a special Music in the Mountains show the evening before, Sept. 26...
Spuds ready to fly during Legends Weekend (09/25/08)
Golf balls won't be the only thing flying through the air on Legends weekend in Horseshoe Bend. The city's second-annual potato firing contest is scheduled for 10 a.m. Sept. 27 at the driving range at The Golf Course on Turkey Mountain. In the first edition of the contest held last year, 15 competitiors took to the range...
Max L. Hutchison (09/25/08)
Max L. Hutchison, 80, of Brimfield, Ill., died Sept. 12, 2008, at his residence in Brimfield. He was born May 6, 1928, in Sturkie, Ark., a son of William O. and Nova K. Peterson Hutchison. He married Violet S. Burnett on Oct. 5, 1953, in Pekin, Ill. She preceded him in death on Dec. 21, 1996...
Sue (Thompson) Bates (09/25/08)
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. ...
Gene Ray Vaughn (09/25/08)
Gene Ray Vaughn, 76, of Highland, Ark., died Sept. 16, 2008, at his residence. Gene was born in East St. Louis, Ill., on May 23, 1932, to the late Dudley and Lola (Lowrance) Vaughn. He was a veteran of the United States Army and worked as a mail carrier on the Franklin mail route for 21 years before he retired. Gene was a long time member of Highland First Assembly of God Church, a member of Full Gospel Business Men for many years...
Erma Louise Todd Ball (09/25/08)
Erma Louise Todd Ball died Sept. 15, 2008, in West Vue Nursing Center. She was born March 23, 1917, in Koshkonong, Mo., the daughter of the late Harry and Florence Humes Todd. On April 3, 1936, she was married at West Plains, Mo., to Fred William Ball who preceded her in death on April 14, 2001...
Hairold Loyd Burch (09/25/08)
Hairold Loyd Burch, of Salem, Ark., son of the late Clarence Eccless and Alma Mae Mooney Burch, was born Jan. 20, 1935, in Fulton County. He died Sept. 19, 2008, at Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock, Ark., at the age of 73. During his working years, he was a self employed farmer and a heavy equipment operator for a construction company. He was a 1955 graduate of Salem High School...
Annie Pearl Hanks (09/25/08)
Annie Pearl Tinker Hanks, 63, of Highland, Ark., died Sept. 21, 2008, at her residence. She is survived by: her companion, Charles Tinker of Highland; two daughters, Kathy Weigle of Peoria, Ill., and Judith Shuler of Maryville, Tenn.; two sons, Robert Hanks of Mound City, Mo., and John Hanks of Lewistown, Pa.; two sisters, Alice Todd of Loudon, Tenn., and Sue Hicks of Tennessee; one brother, Steve Collins of Philadelphia, Tenn.; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren...
Norman Fred Howell (09/25/08)
Norman Fred Howell was born the son of Boyd and Irene Brahear Howell on Oct. 15, 1924, in Hutton Valley, Mo., and died Sept. 17, at his home in Koshkonong, Mo., at the age of 83. He was united in marriage June 15, 1944, at Salem, Ark., to Zella Marie Brazeal. Howell enjoyed horses and will be remembered for his ability and talent to train horses. On July 22, 2006, Norman was recognized for over 50 years of Horse Pulling and Horsemanship and was awarded the Horse Pullers Hall of Fame plaque...
Billy Neal Chapman (09/25/08)
Billy Neal Chapman, 84, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., son of the late Levi and Delia (Sites) Chapman, was born on April 19, 1924, in Senath, Mo. He died Sept. 19, 2008, at the Community Medical Center in Calico Rock, Ark. Billy was united in marriage to Bonnie L. ...
Lucy Novella Morgan (09/25/08)
Lucy Novella Morgan was born the daughter of Jeff Hall and Mattie Goins Hall on Sept. 29, 1919, in Elm Store, Ark., and died Sept. 12, 2008, at her home in Myrtle, Mo., at the age of 88. She was united in marriage on Oct. 15, 1938, in Dalton, Ark., to Daniel "Sprout" H. Morgan, who preceded her in death on Jan. 2, 1982...
Phyllis Ann Shorrock (09/25/08)
Phyllis Ann Shorrock, 74, of Evening Shade, Ark., formerly of LeHigh Acres, Fla., died Sept. 13, 2008, at her home. She was born April 15, 1934, at Muncie, Ind. She was a nurse, president of the Ladies Auxiliary IAM Union Local 368, past president of the Fraternal Order of Eagles 3938 and a member of the VFW and American Legion. She was of the Catholic faith...
Gene Ray Vaughn (09/25/08)
Gene Ray Vaughn, 76, of Highland, Ark., died Sept. 16, 2008, at his residence. Gene was born in East St. Louis, Ill., on May 23, 1932, to the late Dudley and Lola (Lowrance) Vaughn. He was a veteran of the United States Army and worked as a mail carrier on the Franklin mail route for 21 years before he retired. Gene was a long time member of Highland First Assembly of God Church, a member of Full Gospel Business Men for many years...
Sue (Thompson) Bates (09/25/08)
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. ...
Max L. Hutchison (09/25/08)
Max L. Hutchison, 80, of Brimfield, Ill., died Sept. 12, 2008, at his residence in Brimfield. He was born May 6, 1928, in Sturkie, Ark., a son of William O. and Nova K. Peterson Hutchison. He married Violet S. Burnett on Oct. 5, 1953, in Pekin, Ill. She preceded him in death on Dec. 21, 1996...
Erma Louise Todd Ball (09/25/08)
Erma Louise Todd Ball died Sept. 15, 2008, in West Vue Nursing Center. She was born March 23, 1917, in Koshkonong, Mo., the daughter of the late Harry and Florence Humes Todd. On April 3, 1936, she was married at West Plains, Mo., to Fred William Ball who preceded her in death on April 14, 2001...
Hairold Loyd Burch (09/25/08)
Hairold Loyd Burch, of Salem, Ark., son of the late Clarence Eccless and Alma Mae Mooney Burch, was born Jan. 20, 1935, in Fulton County. He died Sept. 19, 2008, at Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock, Ark., at the age of 73. During his working years, he was a self employed farmer and a heavy equipment operator for a construction company. He was a 1955 graduate of Salem High School...
Annie Pearl Hanks (09/25/08)
Annie Pearl Tinker Hanks, 63, of Highland, Ark., died Sept. 21, 2008, at her residence. She is survived by: her companion, Charles Tinker of Highland; two daughters, Kathy Weigle of Peoria, Ill., and Judith Shuler of Maryville, Tenn.; two sons, Robert Hanks of Mound City, Mo., and John Hanks of Lewistown, Pa.; two sisters, Alice Todd of Loudon, Tenn., and Sue Hicks of Tennessee; one brother, Steve Collins of Philadelphia, Tenn.; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren...
Norman Fred Howell (09/25/08)
Norman Fred Howell was born the son of Boyd and Irene Brahear Howell on Oct. 15, 1924, in Hutton Valley, Mo., and died Sept. 17, at his home in Koshkonong, Mo., at the age of 83. He was united in marriage June 15, 1944, at Salem, Ark., to Zella Marie Brazeal. Howell enjoyed horses and will be remembered for his ability and talent to train horses. On July 22, 2006, Norman was recognized for over 50 years of Horse Pulling and Horsemanship and was awarded the Horse Pullers Hall of Fame plaque...
Billy Neal Chapman (09/25/08)
Billy Neal Chapman, 84, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., son of the late Levi and Delia (Sites) Chapman, was born on April 19, 1924, in Senath, Mo. He died Sept. 19, 2008, at the Community Medical Center in Calico Rock, Ark. Billy was united in marriage to Bonnie L. ...
Lucy Novella Morgan (09/25/08)
Lucy Novella Morgan was born the daughter of Jeff Hall and Mattie Goins Hall on Sept. 29, 1919, in Elm Store, Ark., and died Sept. 12, 2008, at her home in Myrtle, Mo., at the age of 88. She was united in marriage on Oct. 15, 1938, in Dalton, Ark., to Daniel "Sprout" H. Morgan, who preceded her in death on Jan. 2, 1982...
Phyllis Ann Shorrock (09/25/08)
Phyllis Ann Shorrock, 74, of Evening Shade, Ark., formerly of LeHigh Acres, Fla., died Sept. 13, 2008, at her home. She was born April 15, 1934, at Muncie, Ind. She was a nurse, president of the Ladies Auxiliary IAM Union Local 368, past president of the Fraternal Order of Eagles 3938 and a member of the VFW and American Legion. She was of the Catholic faith...
Phyllis Ann Shorrock (09/25/08)
Phyllis Ann Shorrock, 74, of Evening Shade, Ark., formerly of LeHigh Acres, Fla., died Sept. 13, 2008, at her home. She was born April 15, 1934, at Muncie, Ind. She was a nurse, president of the Ladies Auxiliary IAM Union Local 368, past president of the Fraternal Order of Eagles 3938 and a member of the VFW and American Legion. She was of the Catholic faith...
Gene Ray Vaughn (09/25/08)
Gene Ray Vaughn, 76, of Highland, Ark., died Sept. 16, 2008, at his residence. Gene was born in East St. Louis, Ill., on May 23, 1932, to the late Dudley and Lola (Lowrance) Vaughn. He was a veteran of the United States Army and worked as a mail carrier on the Franklin mail route for 21 years before he retired. Gene was a long time member of Highland First Assembly of God Church, a member of Full Gospel Business Men for many years...
Cooper James Murphy (09/25/08)
Chad and Christina Murphy of Hardy are proud to announce the birth of their son, Cooper James Murphy. Cooper was born at 6:30 p.m., July 15, 2008, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. He weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces and measured 21.5 inches in length...
Olivia Lin Amberger (09/25/08)
Randy and Ginny Amberger would like to announce the birth of their daughter, Olivia Lin. Olivia was born June 24, 2008, at 3:02 p.m., at Cox Hospital in Springfield, Mo. She weighed 4 pounds, 14 ounces and was 19 inches long. Olivia's grandparents are Jim and Diann Amberger, of Salem, Ark., and John and Marilyn Robertson, of Springfield, Mo...
Mason Campbell Thornton (09/25/08)
Donnie and Nikki Thornton of Thayer, Mo., are the parents of a baby boy, Mason Campbell Thornton, born Aug. 26, 2008. He weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces. His sibling is Alesha Clark, 11. His grandmother is Sheila Smith of Thayer. Great-grandmother is Imogene Peace of Thayer...
Brody S. Thompson (09/25/08)
Jeremy and Magean Thompson of West Plains are the parents of a baby boy, Brody S. He was born at 7:36 a.m., Sept. 11, 2008, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces and was 20 inches long. His sibling is Kelsie, 4. Grandparents are Bettye Kunkel of Ash Flat, Ark.; Dianna Ainsworth of Ash Flat, Ark.; and Valeire Johnson of Thayer...
Cooper James Murphy (09/25/08)
Chad and Christina Murphy of Hardy are proud to announce the birth of their son, Cooper James Murphy. Cooper was born at 6:30 p.m., July 15, 2008, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. He weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces and measured 21.5 inches in length...
Olivia Lin Amberger (09/25/08)
Randy and Ginny Amberger would like to announce the birth of their daughter, Olivia Lin. Olivia was born June 24, 2008, at 3:02 p.m., at Cox Hospital in Springfield, Mo. She weighed 4 pounds, 14 ounces and was 19 inches long. Olivia's grandparents are Jim and Diann Amberger, of Salem, Ark., and John and Marilyn Robertson, of Springfield, Mo...
Mason Campbell Thornton (09/25/08)
Donnie and Nikki Thornton of Thayer, Mo., are the parents of a baby boy, Mason Campbell Thornton, born Aug. 26, 2008. He weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces. His sibling is Alesha Clark, 11. His grandmother is Sheila Smith of Thayer. Great-grandmother is Imogene Peace of Thayer...
Brody S. Thompson (09/25/08)
Jeremy and Magean Thompson of West Plains are the parents of a baby boy, Brody S. He was born at 7:36 a.m., Sept. 11, 2008, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces and was 20 inches long. His sibling is Kelsie, 4. Grandparents are Bettye Kunkel of Ash Flat, Ark.; Dianna Ainsworth of Ash Flat, Ark.; and Valeire Johnson of Thayer...
Cooper James Murphy (09/25/08)
Chad and Christina Murphy of Hardy are proud to announce the birth of their son, Cooper James Murphy. Cooper was born at 6:30 p.m., July 15, 2008, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. He weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces and measured 21.5 inches in length...
Still -- Strobbe (09/25/08)
In a double ring ceremony solemnized Saturday, June 28, at 6 p.m. in the sanctuary of the First United Methodist Church in Jonesboro, Sarah Elizabeth Still became the bride of Brett Austin Strobbe. The bride is the daughter of Cathy Lee Still of Jonesboro and Mr. Kevin Lee Still of Steele, Mo. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Charles C. Brock Jr. and the late Dr. Brock and of Mrs. Paul D. Still and the late Mr. Still...
Still -- Strobbe (09/25/08)
In a double ring ceremony solemnized Saturday, June 28, at 6 p.m. in the sanctuary of the First United Methodist Church in Jonesboro, Sarah Elizabeth Still became the bride of Brett Austin Strobbe. The bride is the daughter of Cathy Lee Still of Jonesboro and Mr. Kevin Lee Still of Steele, Mo. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Charles C. Brock Jr. and the late Dr. Brock and of Mrs. Paul D. Still and the late Mr. Still...
Still -- Strobbe (09/25/08)
In a double ring ceremony solemnized Saturday, June 28, at 6 p.m. in the sanctuary of the First United Methodist Church in Jonesboro, Sarah Elizabeth Still became the bride of Brett Austin Strobbe. The bride is the daughter of Cathy Lee Still of Jonesboro and Mr. Kevin Lee Still of Steele, Mo. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Charles C. Brock Jr. and the late Dr. Brock and of Mrs. Paul D. Still and the late Mr. Still...
Flowers to celebrate 50th wedding anniversary (09/25/08)
Norman and Mary Flowers will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 30. An open house will be held Sept. 28 at 9 Conasaugua Trace, Cherokee Village from 2 to 4 p.m. They were married at Napa Idaho in 1958. They have one child, Robert of Tulsa, Okla.; one foster daughter; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren...
Flowers to celebrate 50th wedding anniversary (09/25/08)
Norman and Mary Flowers will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 30. An open house will be held Sept. 28 at 9 Conasaugua Trace, Cherokee Village from 2 to 4 p.m. They were married at Napa Idaho in 1958. They have one child, Robert of Tulsa, Okla.; one foster daughter; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren...
Flowers to celebrate 50th wedding anniversary (09/25/08)
Norman and Mary Flowers will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 30. An open house will be held Sept. 28 at 9 Conasaugua Trace, Cherokee Village from 2 to 4 p.m. They were married at Napa Idaho in 1958. They have one child, Robert of Tulsa, Okla.; one foster daughter; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren...
Oregon County Sheriff's Report (09/25/08)
Benjamin S. Ponder, 44, of Willow Springs, Mo., was picked up by officers with the sheriff's department on a felony arson charge. He is in the Oregon County Jail with no bond set.
Thayer Police Report (09/25/08)
John A. Hurtt, 53, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., was charged Sept. 20, with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Roger K. Berg, 39, of Springfield, Mo., was issued a citation for speeding Sept. 18. Zelda Epperson May, 37, of Batesville, Ark., was issued a citation for speeding Sept. 16...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (09/25/08)
Jeffrey Lee Mohlke, 28, of Salem, was arrested on a warrant of five counts of rape and one count of sexual assault in the 2nd degree on Sept. 16. Mohlke was transferred to Izard County Jail where he posted a $100,000 bond. Michael Cartwright, 29, of Salem, was arrested Sept. 17 for public intoxication and 3rd degree assault. Cartwright made his bond of $550 and was given a court date of Oct. 8...
Cherokee Village Police Report (09/25/08)
Michael Boyles, 37, of Missouri was arrested Sept. 20, for driving while intoxicated. Chad Woolard, 28, of Cherokee Village was arrested Sept. 21, for public intoxication. PJ Dunkel, 25, of Cherokee Village was arrested Sept. 21 for public intoxication, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest...
Izard County Sheriff's Report (09/25/08)
A traffic stop during the late night hours of Sept. 17 resulted in the driver's arrest on drug related charges. Thomas Michael Hayes, 21, of Oxford was found to have in his possession two small bags of a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana and a smoking device. ...
Viola couple charged with forgery (09/25/08)
Jonathan Lee Hall, 26, and Sharla Kay French Hall, 26, both of Viola are charged with 16 counts of 2nd degree forgery. They were arrested Sept. 10. According to the affidavits, the Halls took checks from Fred D. and Bettie J. Linthicum, of Glencoe, without their consent on July 1 and forged Bettie Linthicum's name on them. The Halls also used their own Social Security numbers for identification on the checks. They used the checks to buy about $500 worth of various items...
Salem man charged with rape and assault (09/25/08)
Don McSpadden, Prosecuting Attorney of the 16 Judicial District of the state of Arkansas filed charges Sept. 10 against Jeffery L. Mohlke, 28, of Salem, for five counts of rape and one count of 2nd degree sexual assault. Mohlke was arrested Sept. 16...
Giant pot plants found in front yard (09/25/08)
Aug. 26 Fulton County Deputy Rhonda Long received a report of someone growing marijuana in their front yard on Nine Mile Ridge in Hardy. Long went to investigate. "There it was, growing among the zinnias," Long said. "It was spitting distance from the road."...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (09/25/08)
Jeffrey Lee Mohlke, 28, of Salem, was arrested on a warrant of five counts of rape and one count of sexual assault in the 2nd degree on Sept. 16. Mohlke was transferred to Izard County Jail where he posted a $100,000 bond. Michael Cartwright, 29, of Salem, was arrested Sept. 17 for public intoxication and 3rd degree assault. Cartwright made his bond of $550 and was given a court date of Oct. 8...
Oregon County Sheriff's Report (09/25/08)
Benjamin S. Ponder, 44, of Willow Springs, Mo., was picked up by officers with the sheriff's department on a felony arson charge. He is in the Oregon County Jail with no bond set.
Thayer Police Report (09/25/08)
John A. Hurtt, 53, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., was charged Sept. 20, with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Roger K. Berg, 39, of Springfield, Mo., was issued a citation for speeding Sept. 18. Zelda Epperson May, 37, of Batesville, Ark., was issued a citation for speeding Sept. 16...
Izard County Sheriff's Report (09/25/08)
A traffic stop during the late night hours of Sept. 17 resulted in the driver's arrest on drug related charges. Thomas Michael Hayes, 21, of Oxford was found to have in his possession two small bags of a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana and a smoking device. ...
Giant pot plants found in front yard (09/25/08)
Aug. 26 Fulton County Deputy Rhonda Long received a report of someone growing marijuana in their front yard on Nine Mile Ridge in Hardy. Long went to investigate. "There it was, growing among the zinnias," Long said. "It was spitting distance from the road."...
Viola couple charged with forgery (09/25/08)
Jonathan Lee Hall, 26, and Sharla Kay French Hall, 26, both of Viola are charged with 16 counts of 2nd degree forgery. They were arrested Sept. 10. According to the affidavits, the Halls took checks from Fred D. and Bettie J. Linthicum, of Glencoe, without their consent on July 1 and forged Bettie Linthicum's name on them. The Halls also used their own Social Security numbers for identification on the checks. They used the checks to buy about $500 worth of various items...
Salem man charged with rape and assault (09/25/08)
Don McSpadden, Prosecuting Attorney of the 16 Judicial District of the state of Arkansas filed charges Sept. 10 against Jeffery L. Mohlke, 28, of Salem, for five counts of rape and one count of 2nd degree sexual assault. Mohlke was arrested Sept. 16...
Cherokee Village Police Report (09/25/08)
Michael Boyles, 37, of Missouri was arrested Sept. 20, for driving while intoxicated. Chad Woolard, 28, of Cherokee Village was arrested Sept. 21, for public intoxication. PJ Dunkel, 25, of Cherokee Village was arrested Sept. 21 for public intoxication, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest...