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Stories from Thursday, June 18, 2009

Waiting for the Bounty (06/18/09)
The abundance of rain in the area has been a plus for vegetable gardens. Soon, tables will be filled with the best tasting vegetables to be found anywhere. The bees also earn credit for keeping things moving. So, Bee Happy and enjoy the flowers. Photos by Emily McIntosh...
Lawsuit dismissed (06/18/09)
Oregon County, former sheriff not liable for jail fire
Salem physician's license suspended (06/18/09)
State Medical Board says Claritin D violated contract
Motorcycle wreck claims life (06/18/09)
A 57-year-old Sharp County man was killed in a motorcycle accident just south of Mammoth Spring Thursday, June 11. Randy Elliott of Hardy was traveling southbound around 2:15 p.m. on Highway 63 when he failed to negotiate a left hand curve about five miles south of the Mammoth Spring city limits...
Stimulus money may bring some jobs to area (06/18/09)
Jobs, no matter which angle you look at them, are not stable in the current economy. However, Gov. Jay Nixon is trying to ease job tension by signing two bills creating new jobs through the economic stimulus package. About $600,000 in federal funds will go towards helping qualified senior citizens find jobs. Another $2.2 million will go to contractors who will place seniors in jobs. This bill was the first bill to provide a non-highway program from the federal stimulus...
Dispatchers ... Keep things operating smoothly (06/18/09)
Police officers who are out and about often rely on dispatchers to relay information to them about individuals at an accident or run vehicle license plate numbers. This information can be vital to any police officer trying to do his or her job. James Morgan is one of the dispatchers at the Oregon County Sheriff's Department. He has been a dispatcher for about three years...
Down payment assistance program could make home ownership a reality (06/18/09)
Missouri Housing Development Commission (MHDC) began administering May 26 a down payment assistance program through the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP). This program helps homebuyers purchase foreclosed property as long as the property will be used as the owner's principal residence...
Pace appointed to hospital board (06/18/09)
The Salem Quorum Court appointed a new member of both the Fulton County Hospital Board and the Fulton County Library Board last week, although not without some controversy. Fulton County Judge Charles Willett had previously requested that all three candidates for the hospital board be prepared to speak at the June 8 meeting, but only one, Sherrie Keylon was present at the meeting and had Jim Kendrick speak to the court on her behalf...
Swine flu still active across the nation (06/18/09)
Swine flu is back in the news, especially since the World Health Organization bumped the pandemic level to level six, which is the highest level, on June 11. This is the first official pandemic in 41 years. However, Missouri health officials were not surprised by the announcement...
Carl Sellers ... Mapping the changes in downtown Thayer (06/18/09)
The Golden Age of the automobile started soon after Henry Ford created his Model-T and the assembly line for it. Soon shiny new cars were rolling off the line for waiting customers to drive them off the lot. Many dirt trails and highways that once led horses, buggies and wagons to their destinations had to be upgraded to smooth paved roads for the newer automobile, which was becoming more and more popular...
Physician's license suspended again (06/18/09)
Medical Board says Claritin D violated contract
Pace is new hospital board member (06/18/09)
The Salem Quorum Court appointed a new member of both the Fulton County Hospital Board and the Fulton County Library Board last week, although not without some controversy. Fulton County Judge Charles Willett had previously requested that all three candidates for the hospital board be prepared to speak at the June 8 meeting, but only one, Sherrie Keylon, was present at the meeting and had Jim Kendrick speak to the court on her behalf...
Highway expansion concerns citizens (06/18/09)
Tammy Curtis A five lane highway expansion that is proposed to widen Highway 62/412 to five lane through Ash Flat was the topic of discussion at a recent meeting hosted by the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD). The public awareness meeting was held June 11 at the Ash Flat Community Center...
Group forms against making Sharp County wet (06/18/09)
Study says income for county isn't that great
The News offers special 6 month (06/18/09)
This is the annual saturation issue of The News sent to every Izard and Fulton County residence. The special promotion is designed to showcase The News for residents not already familiar with its content, according to Publisher Janie Flynn. The News, which is delivered each Wednesday, is the most complete source for Sharp County news and information...
Lawsuit dismissed (06/18/09)
Oregon County, former sheriff not liable for jail fire
Keeping tourism in area (06/18/09)
Representatives from area businesses joined with members of the Spring River Area Chamber of Commerce, Main Street Hardy and White River Planning and Development June 9 in the Hardy Gym for the Welcome to Arkansas Program. The goal of this program is to help business owners with ways in which to keep tourists in the area...
Area libraries get creative this summer (06/18/09)
Fulton County youngsters are being encouraged to "Be Creative" this summer at their area libraries. Fulton County Library in Salem, along with the Viola and Mammoth Spring libraries, are featuring the "Be Creative" summer reading program which promotes reading through the summer by children ages 5 to 12...
Level 3 sex offender moves into Violet Hill (06/18/09)
The Izard County Sheriff's Department is releasing this information pursuant to Act 989 of 1997 and amendments of 2006 regarding sex offenders. Palmer Lee Ward, recently released from prison, is residing at HC 82 Box 15 (Shadow Gate Road) in Violet Hill...
Brockwell Gospel Music School ... Teaching one note at a time (06/18/09)
Summer is the time for enjoying long afternoons playing outside and attending summer camp. In Brockwell, Ark., folks from across Arkansas and seven other states are spending their summer vacation learning, playing and singing gospel music at the Brockwell Gospel Music School...
Highway Expansion (06/18/09)
Residents concerned about displacement
Physician's license suspended again (06/18/09)
Claritin D breaks the camel's back
Group forms against making county wet (06/18/09)
Study says income for county isn't that great
Fines set to increase in Sharp County (06/18/09)
Those who get tickets or fines in Sharp County should be prepared to pay more. Sharp County Quorum Court passed an ordinance June 8 to increase the costs to help defray rising costs associated with the Sharp County Jail. Ordinance 2009-6 was enacted to authorize both the city and county to increase the amount of fines by not more than $20 to help defray costs for those incarcerated in the county jail...
City of Highland awards bid for tree work (06/18/09)
Highland City Council opened bids for the city's hanging limbs, stumps and dangerous trees at their regular monthly meeting June 9 at Highland City Hall. The lowest bidder was Mills Backhoe at $15,090, but the bid did not comply with the city's bid requirements in that they did not have workman's comp insurance coverage. The next lowest bider, Talley Tree Master was awarded the contract for $25,000...
New business openings look promising for local economy (06/18/09)
If the number of new businesses opening in the area is any indication to the state of the economy, the Spring River Area is experiencing growth. This week a record four Blue Ribbon Welcomes were conducted in Sharp County by the Spring River Area Chamber of Commerce...
Keeping tourism in area (06/18/09)
Representatives from area businesses joined with members of the Spring River Area Chamber of Commerce, Main Street Hardy and White River Planning and Development June 9 in the Hardy Gym for the Welcome to Arkansas Program. The goal of this program is to help business owners with ways in which to keep tourists in the area...
Allen Withrow ... From headlocks to lock-outs (06/18/09)
How does one go from a shy, self-proclaimed "band geek," to a masked professional wrestler who holds the Continental Wrestling Federation's world title, to being a locksmith? For Allen Withrow, it is all a part of living and loving his life. Although still quite young, what an interesting life he has led...
Hopper makes leap to Lyon College (06/18/09)
There's no doubt that Zain Hopper can flat-out sky. After all, the former Couch High School standout wowed the crowd at the fourth annual Grizzly All-Star Basketball Classic this past spring with a couple of eye-popping jams during the festivities' slam dunk contest...
Volleyball camps set at MSU-WP (06/18/09)
With the school year over, many area school children are looking for activities to do this summer. The Grizzly Volleyball program at Missouri State University-West Plains has one fun option to consider -- Grizzly Volleyball Camps. The camps will be conducted by Grizzly Head Coach Paula Wiedemann and assistant coach Courtney Hendrickson, with assistance from members of the Grizzly Volleyball team...
Royals camp on tap (06/18/09)
Children ages 8 to 18 can learn fundamentals from Kansas City Royals Hall of Famers and alumni like John Mayberry, Les Norman and others at a free baseball clinic. This event will be held June 27 from 9 a.m. until noon in West Plains at Virdon Field in the Little League complex, near the tennis courts...
Royals camp on tap (06/18/09)
Children ages 8 to 18 can learn fundamentals from Kansas City Royals Hall of Famers and alumni like John Mayberry, Les Norman and others at a free baseball clinic. This event will be held June 27 from 9 a.m. until noon in West Plains at Virdon Field in the Little League complex, near the tennis courts...
Buffalo River Elk Fest ready (06/18/09)
The annual Buffalo River Elk Festival is scheduled for June 26-27 in Jasper. This year, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will hold an elk summit workshop during the celebration. The award-winning festival began in 1998 to celebrate the successful reintroduction of elk to Newton County and has been an annual event every year since...
Bothersome web worms useful as bream bait (06/18/09)
They may be in your trees, your neighbor's trees or somewhere else close at hand -- and they are ugly. These are webs, the whitish structures in forks of trees and shrubs that house large numbers of crawly things. Some people call them web worms, tent worms, tent caterpillars or something like "yucky caterpillars."...
Buffalo River Elk Fest ready (06/18/09)
The annual Buffalo River Elk Festival is scheduled for June 26-27 in Jasper. This year, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will hold an elk summit workshop during the celebration. The award-winning festival began in 1998 to celebrate the successful reintroduction of elk to Newton County and has been an annual event every year since...
Bothersome web worms useful as bream bait (06/18/09)
They may be in your trees, your neighbor's trees or somewhere else close at hand -- and they are ugly. These are webs, the whitish structures in forks of trees and shrubs that house large numbers of crawly things. Some people call them web worms, tent worms, tent caterpillars or something like "yucky caterpillars."...
MDC wins Top COPS Award (06/18/09)
The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) recently became the first law enforcement agency in the country to receive the national Concerns of Police Survivors' (COPS) 2009 Distinguished Service Award. As the COPS' highest recognition, the annual award is presented to an active, retired or deceased law enforcement officer/official or organization for services beyond the call of duty when addressing police-survivor issues. ...
A creek runs through it (06/18/09)
When I was a kid, long hot summer days were the best kind of day. That's because a creek that gave us a cool respite and many hours of enjoyment ran through the town of Thayer. Warm Fork of the Spring River is the official name on maps, but we simply called it "the creek."...
Royals camp on tap (06/18/09)
Children ages 8 to 18 can learn fundamentals from Kansas City Royals Hall of Famers and alumni like John Mayberry, Les Norman and others at a free baseball clinic. This event will be held June 27 from 9 a.m. until noon in West Plains at Virdon Field in the Little League complex, near the tennis courts...
Kiwanis Tourney set to tee at Turkey Mountain (06/18/09)
The Horseshoe Bend Kiwanis Club's annual golf tournament is set for June 20 at The Course on Turkey Mountain in Horseshoe Bend. The format will be a three-person scramble with men's and women's teams participating. Proceeds from the Kiwanis Club's 18-hole tournament go toward scholarships and other projects involving young children within the area...
Death Notices published week of June 17, 2009 (06/18/09)
Richard Henry Perrin, 77, of Ash Flat, Ark., died June 6, 2009, at Ash Flat. Tri-County Funeral Home of Highland, Ark. Larry Walker, 75, of Ash Flat, Ark., died June 10, 2009, at Batesville, Ark. Tri-County Funeral Home, Highland, Ark. Henry Victor Cooney, 65, of Wirth, Ark., died Sunday, June 14, 2009, in West Vue Nursing Home in West Plains, Mo. Carter Funeral Home of Thayer, Mo...
Death Notices published week of June 17, 2009 (06/18/09)
Richard Henry Perrin, 77, of Ash Flat, Ark., died June 6, 2009, at Ash Flat. Tri-County Funeral Home of Highland, Ark. Larry Walker, 75, of Ash Flat, Ark., died June 10, 2009, at Batesville, Ark. Tri-County Funeral Home, Highland, Ark. Henry Victor Cooney, 65, of Wirth, Ark., died Sunday, June 14, 2009, in West Vue Nursing Home in West Plains, Mo. Carter Funeral Home of Thayer, Mo...
Death Notices published week of June 17, 2009 (06/18/09)
Randy Lynn Elliott, 57, of Hardy, Ark., died June 11, 2009, near Mammoth Spring, Ark. Tri-County Funeral Home, Highland, Ark. Richard Henry Perrin, 77, of Ash Flat, Ark., died June 6, 2009, at Ash Flat. Tri-County Funeral Home of Highland, Ark. Donald Neil Wright, 54, died June 5, 2009, at Little Rock, Ark. Qualls Batesville Funeral Service of Batesville...
Willow Sierra Nixon (06/18/09)
Jeffrey Nixon of Springfield and Jessica Stewart of Thayer are the parents of a baby girl, Willow Sierra Nixon. She was born at 3:29 p.m., June 6, 2009, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 6 pounds, 9-1/2 ounces and was 19-1/2 inches long. Her siblings are Kai, 13; Jake, 11; Max, 5; and Audrey, 5. Grandparents are Ken Parsley of Springfield and Jessie McDonald of Thayer...
Charlie Mae Huddleston (06/18/09)
Seth and Suzanne Huddleston of West Plains are the parents of a baby girl, Charlie Mae Huddleston. She was born at 1:40 a.m., June 3, 2009, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces and was 21-1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Steve and Gayle Crask of West Plains, Roger and Kathy Huddleston of Alton and Rick and Geri Scall of O'Fallon...
James Lewis Sharp (06/18/09)
John David Sharp announces the birth of a baby brother. James Lewis Sharp was born May 22, 2009, at Willow Creek Women's Center at Johnson, Ark. James Lewis weighed 8 pounds and was 21 inches long. Parents are John and Tanya Sharp of Lowell and grandparents are Noble and Carolyn Lewis of Sturkie and Sam and Charlotte Sharp of Melbourne...
Liam Clarke Little (06/18/09)
Brenton and Jayme Little of Garland, Texas, announce the birth of a son, Liam Clarke Little. He was born June 6, 2009, and weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces and was 20 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Vernon and JuDene Stroud of Siloam Springs and great-grandparents are Bob and Loetta Bratcher and Vearl and Vernell Downum of Viola...
Willow Sierra Nixon (06/18/09)
Jeffrey Nixon of Springfield and Jessica Stewart of Thayer are the parents of a baby girl, Willow Sierra Nixon. She was born at 3:29 p.m., June 6, 2009, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 6 pounds, 9-1/2 ounces and was 19-1/2 inches long. Her siblings are Kai, 13; Jake, 11; Max, 5; and Audrey, 5. Grandparents are Ken Parsley of Springfield and Jessie McDonald of Thayer...
Charlie Mae Huddleston (06/18/09)
Seth and Suzanne Huddleston of West Plains are the parents of a baby girl, Charlie Mae Huddleston. She was born at 1:40 a.m., June 3, 2009, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces and was 21-1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Steve and Gayle Crask of West Plains, Roger and Kathy Huddleston of Alton and Rick and Geri Scall of O'Fallon...
James Lewis Sharp (06/18/09)
John David Sharp announces the birth of a baby brother. James Lewis Sharp was born May 22, 2009, at Willow Creek Women's Center at Johnson, Ark. James Lewis weighed 8 pounds and was 21 inches long. Parents are John and Tanya Sharp of Lowell and grandparents are Noble and Carolyn Lewis of Sturkie and Sam and Charlotte Sharp of Melbourne...
Liam Clarke Little (06/18/09)
Brenton and Jayme Little of Garland, Texas, announce the birth of a son, Liam Clarke Little. He was born June 6, 2009, and weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces and was 20 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Vernon and JuDene Stroud of Siloam Springs and great-grandparents are Bob and Loetta Bratcher and Vearl and Vernell Downum of Viola...
Deatherage -- Nicholson (06/18/09)
Cole and Caleb Deatherage announce the wedding of their mommy, Crystal Dawn Deatherage to Aaron Matthew Nicholson on Saturday, June 20 at 2:30 p.m. at the home of the groom's parents. Reception to follow.
Ballow -- Smart (06/18/09)
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Ballow of Ash Flat announce the engagement of their daughter, Hallie Ballow, to Joseph Smart, son of Jackie Hiesler of Corning. Hallie is a 2004 honor graduate of Highland High School, 2009 graduate of Fontbonne University with a bachelor's in business administration and a member of the Missouri Air National Guard stationed at Jefferson Barracks in St. Louis, Mo...
Hoyt -- Ball (06/18/09)
Calvin and Janet Bowers of Thayer, Mo., announce the upcoming marriage of their niece, Destini Nicole Hoyt to Ryan Wayne Ball, who is the son of Bobby and Janet Ball of Koshkonong, Mo. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Thelma Hoyt of Thayer. The prospective groom's grandparents are Justus and Dorothey Ball of Koshkonong, Mo., Sue Hampton of Thayer, and Larry and Sharon Hampton of West Plains...
Deatherage -- Nicholson (06/18/09)
Cole and Caleb Deatherage announce the wedding of their mommy, Crystal Dawn Deatherage to Aaron Matthew Nicholson on Saturday, June 20 at 2:30 p.m. at the home of the groom's parents. Reception to follow.
Ballow -- Smart (06/18/09)
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Ballow of Ash Flat announce the engagement of their daughter, Hallie Ballow, to Joseph Smart, son of Jackie Hiesler of Corning. Hallie is a 2004 honor graduate of Highland High School, 2009 graduate of Fontbonne University with a bachelor's in business administration and a member of the Missouri Air National Guard stationed at Jefferson Barracks in St. Louis, Mo...
Hoyt -- Ball (06/18/09)
Calvin and Janet Bowers of Thayer, Mo., announce the upcoming marriage of their niece, Destini Nicole Hoyt to Ryan Wayne Ball, who is the son of Bobby and Janet Ball of Koshkonong, Mo. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Thelma Hoyt of Thayer. The prospective groom's grandparents are Justus and Dorothey Ball of Koshkonong, Mo., Sue Hampton of Thayer, and Larry and Sharon Hampton of West Plains...
Ballow -- Smart (06/18/09)
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Ballow of Ash Flat announce the engagement of their daughter, Hallie Ballow, to Joseph Smart, son of Jackie Hiesler of Corning. Hallie is a 2004 honor graduate of Highland High School, 2009 graduate of Fontbonne University with a bachelor's in business administration and a member of the Missouri Air National Guard stationed at Jefferson Barracks in St. Louis, Mo...
Cloven's celebrate 50th wedding anniversary (06/18/09)
The Rev. and Mrs. Wayne Cloven will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, June 27 at the Myrtle Activity Center from 2-4 p.m. The drop-in reception is hosted by their children, Kimberley (Norm) Walker, Stephanie Cloven and Chris (Sandie) Cloven. They have six grandchildren: Megan, Chelsea, Hannah, Logan, Christopher and Jack...
Cloven's celebrate 50th wedding anniversary (06/18/09)
The Rev. and Mrs. Wayne Cloven will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, June 27 at the Myrtle Activity Center from 2-4 p.m. The drop-in reception is hosted by their children, Kimberley (Norm) Walker, Stephanie Cloven and Chris (Sandie) Cloven. They have six grandchildren: Megan, Chelsea, Hannah, Logan, Christopher and Jack...
Thayer Police Report (06/18/09)
Carl E. Collins, 53, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., was charged June 6 for failure to register. Aubrie J. Manning, 32, of Cabool, was charged June 11 for exceeding the posted speed limit. Heather D. Toomey, 30, of Thayer, was charged June 11 with failure to register...
Missouri Highway Patrol (06/18/09)
April L. Alsobrook, 33, of Puducah, Ky., was northbound on County Road 223 carrying two passengers, Carolyn S. Heichelbech, 32, of Couch, and Ryan W. Urban, 21, also of Couch, in a 2000 Pantiac Bonneville. About 10 miles south of Alton, Alsobrook ran off the left side of the road and hit a tree. All three persons were transported to Ozarks Medical Center for treatment of their injuries...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (06/18/09)
John Altenhoff, 46, of Ash Flat was arrested June 6 for DWI, expired tags and license, implied consent and no proof of auto insurance. Altenhoff was released from the Fulton County Jail on an OR bond on June 10. Joseph McCoy, 43, of Violet Hill was arrested June 7 for DWI. McCoy was released from the Fulton County Jail on June 9 on a $770 bond...
Izard County Sheriff's Report (06/18/09)
Report issued Monday, June 15 Eric Burke Lafleur, 44, of Brockwell was arrested Saturday night following a call to a residence in the Bandmill community. Sheriff Tate Lawrence said that Lafleur was charged with terroristic threatening first degree and disorderly conduct. Lafleur tested positive for cocaine, opiates and marijuana. Lafleur remains in the Izard County Detention Facility...
Sharp County Sheriff's Report (06/18/09)
Raelyn E. Lorenz, 20, of Horseshoe Bend was arrested June 5 for failure to appear. Lacey N. Collins, 20, of Cherokee Village was arrested June 5 for a felony violation of the Arkansas Hot Check Law. Christopher Shatley, 31, of Paragould was arrested June 5 for failure to appear...
Cherokee Village Police Report (06/18/09)
Janis Richards, 57, of Cherokee Village was cited on May 27 for animal cruelty and rabies tag violation. Blake Cross, 26, of Hardy was arrested May 30 for DWI and careless driving. Jerry Clements, 41, of Hardy was cited June 1 for careless and inattentive driving...
Man dies in motorcycle accident (06/18/09)
A 57-year-old Sharp County man was killed in a motorcycle accident just south of Mammoth Spring Thursday, June 11. Randy Elliott of Hardy was traveling southbound around 2:15 p.m. on Highway 63 when he failed to negotiate a left hand curve about five miles south of the Mammoth Spring city limits...
Sharp County Sheriff's Report (06/18/09)
Raelyn E. Lorenz, 20, of Horseshoe Bend was arrested June 5 for failure to appear. Lacey N. Collins, 20, of Cherokee Village was arrested June 5 for a felony violation of the Arkansas Hot Check Law. Christopher Shatley, 31, of Paragould was arrested June 5 for failure to appear...
Cherokee Village Police Report (06/18/09)
Janis Richards, 57, of Cherokee Village was cited on May 27 for animal cruelty and rabies tag violation. Blake Cross, 26, of Hardy was arrested May 30 for DWI and careless driving. Jerry Clements, 41, of Hardy was cited June 1 for careless and inattentive driving...
Man dies in motorcycle accident (06/18/09)
A 57-year-old Sharp County man was killed in a motorcycle accident just south of Mammoth Spring Thursday, June 11. Randy Elliott of Hardy was traveling southbound around 2:15 p.m. on Highway 63 when he failed to negotiate a left hand curve about five miles south of the Mammoth Spring city limits...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (06/18/09)
Jerry Goodwin, 30, of Hardy, was arrested May 29 for failure to pay child support. Goodwin was released from the Fulton County Jail on June 1 on a $1,660.49 payment. Dustin Broughton, 25, of Salem, was arrested May 31 for 3rd degree domestic battery. Broughton is being held in lieu of a $320 bond...