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Stories from Thursday, June 25, 2009

Practicing an Ancient Art (06/25/09)
Knapper Willy Jones of Melbourne, Ark., demonstrates to visitors at Mammoth Spring State Park, the art of flecking, or chipping off small pieces of stone, while making an arrowhead. Mammoth Spring State Park hosted a knapp-in on Friday, June 19 and Saturday, June 20. Knappers displayed a variety of points made from a wide range of stone and demonstrated the reduction process using a hammerstone, made from elk or moose antler or a wooden dowl rod. Photo by Steven Looney...
July 4th celebration scheduled (06/25/09)
Fireworks are on the Thayer Chamber of Commerce's mind as the chamber plans the annual Fourth of July celebration. Bob Eckman led the chamber's meeting June 17 at the Los Patrillos Mexican Restaurant. Eckman said $3,800 has been pledged to the fireworks, not including funding from the chamber. He said the chamber is going to try to raise at least $5,000. Eckman said about $800 was covered on the port-a-potties from the city...
Insurance topic of meeting (06/25/09)
Emily McIntosh Staff Writer Board members discussed insurance for both school property and students at the Mammoth Spring School District board meeting held June 8 at 7 p.m. in the Administrative Building. According to Superintendent Ronald Taylor, the school's commercial vehicle insurance has a premium of $4,459 for the whole fleet. He said the cost is the same as it was last year...
Council discusses July 4th activities (06/25/09)
Emily McIntosh Staff Writer Fourth of July celebrations were a part of the discussion at the Thayer City Council meeting June 9 at city hall. Ron Cornelius of the Thayer Chamber of Commerce spoke with the council about the annual fireworks display and asked the council if they would furnish the port-a-potties for the festivities. The council agreed to do so...
Oregon County Relay For Life * June 26-27, 2009 * Thayer High School Football Field (06/25/09)
6:30-7:45 p.m.: Survivors registration. 7 p.m.: Opening ceremony 7:30 p.m.: Survivors lap 8:45 p .m.: Silent Auction ends; Top three baskets will be auctioned off 9:15 p.m.: Luminaria Ceremony 10 p.m.: Milli Vanilli -- lip sync 11:45 p.m. -- Fight Back Ceremony...
Fulton County and NAEC receive FEMA funds (06/25/09)
As of Friday, June 19, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has obligated more than $129.5 million to the state of Arkansas for eligible public assistance projects. This funding addresses damage, losses and emergency protective costs associated with the late January 2009 ice storm. ...
Chamber Web site updated and online (06/25/09)
The Web site for the Mammoth Spring Chamber of Commerce has been updated and is up and running, according to Chamber President Glynda Pryor. The site offers a list of chamber members and their contact information, as well as a list of local restaurants and local government. A calender of events is also posted on the Web site. The address for the Web site is www.mammothspringchamber.org...
Dispatchers ... The officers' backbone (06/25/09)
"You're like the backbone of the officer that's out there," Oregon County Dispatcher Randy Vater said about dispatching. Vater is also a reserve deputy, reserve Alton city officer and Ripley County reserve deputy. Vater also has worked river patrol over the summer for the past seven years at the Eleven Point River. ...
Making reading ... Fun (06/25/09)
Elaine Combs volunteered to read to the children at the Be Creative program held at the Fulton County Library. Combs enjoyed reading as a child and hopes to encourage other youngsters to take up reading. Photo by Stephen Looney
FEMA money finally rolling in (06/25/09)
As of Friday, June 19, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has obligated more than $129.5 million to the state of Arkansas for eligible public assistance projects. This funding addresses damage, losses and emergency protective costs associated with the late January 2009 ice storm. ...
Recycling trailer's not for dumping trash (06/25/09)
The cities of Salem and Viola are still participating in a voluntary recycling program, but recent events may put that into jeopardy. According to Fulton County Judge Charles Willett, some folks have been abusing the drop-off site, leaving trash instead of recyclables...
Working together to increase tourism (06/25/09)
Niki de Soto Staff Writer The Horseshoe Bend Chamber of Commerce met on June 19 to discuss new ways to promote the city, both in the surrounding areas and in Arkansas. The featured speaker, North Central Arkansas Tourism Council President Glenna O'Neil shared ideas and programs to help increase tourism in Horseshoe Bend as well as the entire area of the Ozarks foothills...
Weatherization program to benefit homeowners and the local economy (06/25/09)
Fulton County is participating in the Department of Energy's Weatherization Assistance Program, enabling low-income families to permanently reduce their energy bills by making their homes more energy efficient. Each approved home will receive up to $6,500 in weatherization improvements at no cost to the homeowner. By reducing the energy bills of low-income families instead of offering aid, weatherization reduces dependency and liberates these funds for spending on more pressing family issues...
School board discusses insurance policy (06/25/09)
Board members discussed insurance for both school property and students at the Mammoth Spring School District board meeting held June 8 at 7 p.m. in the Administrative Building. According to Superintendent Ronald Taylor, the school's commercial vehicle insurance has a premium of $4,459 for the whole fleet. He said the cost is the same as it was last year...
Terry Walker ... Taking pride in his work (06/25/09)
Criminal Investigator Terry Walker with the Fulton County Sheriff's office says treating people with respect, and really listening to them is one of the keys to doing a good job. "Our duties encompass many areas," said Walker. "We go from serving papers, being bailiff in court, transferring prisoners, drug investigations - especially for prescriptions drugs -- and working traffic accidents to investigating burglaries and deaths and escorting funerals."...
Chamber Web site updated and online (06/25/09)
The Web site for the Mammoth Spring Chamber of Commerce has been updated and is up and running, according to Chamber President Glynda Pryor. The site offers a list of chamber members and their contact information, as well as a list of local restaurants and local government. A calender of events is also posted on the Web site. The address for the Web site is www.mammothspringchamber.org...
Big Switch causes big problems (06/25/09)
The much anticipated "Big Switch" that occurred June 12 was not successful for many Ash Flat residents who subscribe to Almega Cable. Ash Flat City Council members addressed many resident's concerns related to the company's failure to complete the digital transfer during the June 15 city council meeting. ...
Spring River Animal Services holds adoption drive (06/25/09)
Tammy Curtis SThe success of the Spring River Animal Services program can be witnessed all over the nation. From adopted dogs who travel with Alpha Dog Transport to their new found families in other states, to the groups who show up to adopt at the many local adoption drives and the filled to capacity spay and neuter clinics, the fact that these animals who were abandoned or surrendered, are finding good homes, is one thing that can't be disputed...
City utilizes summer work program (06/25/09)
Sharp attends training seminar (06/25/09)
Highland Police Chief Beatrice Sharp once again demonstrated her committent to law enforcement and her community by attending a four day education and training seminar in Reno, Nev. June 1-4. While in Reno, Sharp completed the Rural Executive Management Institute (REMI) program. ...
Seat belt law takes affect Tuesday (06/25/09)
Beginning June 30, Arkansas' seat belt law changes to permit a law enforcement traffic stop based on the primary violation of a motor vehicle driver or front-seat passenger who is not buckled-up. Arkansas becomes the 27th state to enact primary seat belt legislation...
Area airports received federal grant money (06/25/09)
U.S. Senators Blanche Lincoln and Mark Pryor and U.S. Representative Marion Berry (AR-01) have announced that several local airports will receive $4,822,491 in federal grant funding from the Federal Aviation Administration for various projects across Arkansas ranging from construction to rehabilitating runways...
Summer heat arrives in Arkansas (06/25/09)
Summer officially began the weekend of Father's Day, but the heat had already arrived in Arkansas, so it's time to watch for the dangerous side effects the heat can bring. Heat stress, heat exhaustion and heat stroke are serious concerns in Arkansas and failure to be on guard can result in injury, disability or death...
Traffic stop yields meth lab (06/25/09)
Walker adds 7-footer to Grizzly roster (06/25/09)
Missouri State University-West Plains Grizzly Basketball Head Coach Yancey Walker added some height to his 2009-10 squad recently with the addition of Sam Sopolinski, a seven-foot center from Allanson, Western Australia. "Sam's size is obviously going to be a huge plus for our team," Walker said. ...
Bobcats had several standout shot putters in the past (06/25/09)
Back when only girls wore ear rings and three was one too many, track and field competition was a popular sport. Thayer High School represented itself well in track and field competition over the years, winning the state championship in 1934, placing second in 1935 and third in 1933...
Spring River drops first game of year (06/25/09)
After starting the season with 12 wins and no losses, the Spring River Senior Softballers traveled to Jonesboro on June 11. They faced a much-improved squad in Jonesboro. This game was close from start to finish, with both offenses sputtering. When it was over it was Jonesboro won 9-8...
Royals' Hall of Famers to instruct clinic (06/25/09)
A group of Kansas City Royals alumni will conduct a baseball clinic for area boys and girls June 27 from 9 a.m. until noon at Bill Virdon Field in West Plains. Royals' Hall of Famers John Mayberry and Dennis Leonard will be joined by Les Norman and one or two other former Royals to provide instruction for kids 8- to 18-years-old...
Process underway for third alligator season in state (06/25/09)
The first step in the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission's process of the very popular alligator hunting season has just been finalized. For the past couple of weeks, AGFC field crews have been busy conducting alligator spotlight surveys all across south Arkansas...
Process underway for third alligator season (06/25/09)
The first step in the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission's process of the very popular alligator hunting season has just been finalized. For the past couple of weeks, AGFC field crews have been busy conducting alligator spotlight surveys all across south Arkansas...
Royals' Hall of Famers to instruct clinic (06/25/09)
A group of Kansas City Royals alumni will conduct a baseball clinic for area boys and girls June 27 from 9 a.m. until noon at Bill Virdon Field in West Plains. Royals' Hall of Famers John Mayberry and Dennis Leonard will be joined by Les Norman and one or two other former Royals to provide instruction for kids 8- to 18-years-old...
Royals' Hall of Famers to instruct clinic (06/25/09)
A group of Kansas City Royals alumni will conduct a baseball clinic for area boys and girls June 27 from 9 a.m. until noon at Bill Virdon Field in West Plains. Royals' Hall of Famers John Mayberry and Dennis Leonard will be joined by Les Norman and one or two other former Royals to provide instruction for kids 8- to 18-years-old...
Death Notices published week of June 25, 2009 (06/25/09)
Dr. Robert Brown, 83, of Viola. Arrangements by Barker Funeral Home in Salem, Ark. Henry Victor Cooney, 65, of Wirth, Ark., died June 14, 2009, at West Vue Nursing Center at West Plains, Mo. Carter Funeral Home, Inc. of Thayer, Mo. Elizabeth "Betty" C. Underwood, 78, of Springfield, Mo., formerly of Thayer, Mo., died June 15, 2009. Gormann-Scharpf Funeral Home, Springfield, Mo...
Death Notices published week of June 24, 2009 (06/25/09)
Wanda Lee Brock, 78, of Saddle, Ark., died Wednesday, June 17, 2009, at her home. Tri-County Funeral Home of Highland. James Howard Due, 51, of Albuquerque, N.M., formerly of Imboden, Ark., died Friday, June 12, 2009. McNabb Funeral Home of Pocahontas, Ark...
Aireonna Thalia Lucero (06/25/09)
The proud parents Filiberto and Jennifer Lucero of Beebe, Ark., announce the birth of their daughter, Aireonna Thalia Lucero. Born at White County Memorial Hospital in Searcy, Ark. on May 6, 2009, weighing in at 9 pounds, 4 ounces and 21-1/2 inches long, was also welcomed by her two older brothers, Doakata and Elijah Lucero...
Aireonna Thalia Lucero (06/25/09)
The proud parents Filiberto and Jennifer Lucero of Beebe, Ark., announce the birth of their daughter, Aireonna Thalia Lucero. Born at White County Memorial Hospital in Searcy, Ark. on May 6, 2009, weighing in at 9 pounds, 4 ounces and 21-1/2 inches long, was also welcomed by her two older brothers, Doakata and Elijah Lucero...
Kulczycki -- Circle (06/25/09)
Michael Kulczycki and Megan Circle were married on June 6, 2009, at First Baptist Church Cherokee Village, A reception followed at the North Golf Course, The couple honeymooned at Mount Magazine.
Bivins -- Ogles (06/25/09)
John and Donna Bivins of Mammoth Spring announce the wedding of their daughter, Shyla Lynn Bivins to William John Ogles. Shyla is the granddaughter of the late Harlin and Lucille Price of Mammoth Spring and Bob Bivins of Thayer, Mo., and Joyce Bivins of Springfield, Mo...
Johnsons to hold 50th wedding anniversary celebration (06/25/09)
Glenn and Evelyn Johnson of Thayer will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, June 27 at the Thayer Fun and Friends Activity Center from 2-4 p.m. All friends and family invited. The couple requests no gifts.
Oregon County Sheriff's Report (06/25/09)
Marty Joe Bates, 46, of Alton, was arrested in Thayer June 15 for manufacturing a controlled substance (marijuana) and was transported to the Oregon County Jail June 17. Bond has yet to be set. Joshua Neil Neldon, 32, of Jonesboro, Ark., was transferred June 17 to the Department of Corrections in Bonne Terre. His charge is probation violation with his original charge being felony domestic assault...
Thayer Police Report (06/25/09)
Scottie W. Jewell, 22, of Thayer, was arrested June 13 on a warrant from Ripley County and possession of 35 grams of marijuana. According to the Thayer Police Department, Jewell was picked up by Ripley County. Hernandez David Martinez, 25, of St. Joseph, was cited June 19 for going 66 mph in a 50 mph speed zone...
Missouri Highway Patrol (06/25/09)
Patrick S. Gummo, 18, of Koshkonong, was driving a 1995 Ford Ranger June 18 west on County Road 104 when 10 miles east of Alton the vehicle ran off the road on the right side and overturned into a private field. Gummo and three passengers, Samantha R. Nichols, Steven N. Ryan and Michael J. Wheeler were all transported to Ozarks Medical Center for treatment of their injuries. The investigating trooper was D.A. Huffman...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (06/25/09)
Brandon Bishop, 22, of Paragould, Ark., was arrested June 19 for possession of a controlled substance and improper passing. Bishop was released June 19 on $465 bond. Samuel Wright, 26, of Cordova, Tenn., was arrested June 20 for DWI, implied consent, driving left of center and disorderly conduct. Wright was released from the Fulton County Jail June 21 on $1330 bond...
Izard County Sheriff's Report (06/25/09)
A third suspect has been arrested in three May burglaries and one attempted burglary of businesses in Calico Rock. Arrested Thursday was Jeff Shankle, 22, of Batesville who was wanted for questioning shortly after the crimes occurred. Sheriff Tate Lawrence said that Shankle, at the time of these crimes, was wanted on a Department of Correction absconder warrant and was located in Missouri. ...
Sharp County Sheriff's Report (06/25/09)
Peter P. Demma, 72, of Cherokee Village was arrested June 11 for refusing BAC, disorderly conduct, no seat belt, driving left of center and DWI. Brandy N. Ward, 25, of Stamps was arrested June 11 on a warrant for failure to appear. Joseph Tompkins, 38, of Paragould was arrested June 11 for DWI...
Horseshoe Bend City Court (06/25/09)
Defendant, violation, officer, total, judgment. Adams, Kimberly, animals running at large, Officer Kitrell, $55, bond forfeiture. Alberson, Dolly, no vehicle license, Officer Kitrell, $115, guilty/timepay; no proof of insurance, Officer Kitrell, $25, guilty/timepay; child passenger protection-two counts, Officer Kitrell, $210, guilty/timepay; fictitious license plate, Officer Kitrell, $0, merged with no vehicle license...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (06/25/09)
Brandon Bishop, 22, of Paragould, Ark., was arrested June 19 for possession of a controlled substance and improper passing. Bishop was released June 19 on $465 bond. Samuel Wright, 26, of Cordova, Tenn., was arrested June 20 for DWI, implied consent, driving left of center and disorderly conduct. Wright was released from the Fulton County Jail June 21 on $1330 bond...
Oregon County Sheriff's Report (06/25/09)
Marty Joe Bates, 46, of Alton, was arrested in Thayer June 15 for manufacturing a controlled substance (marijuana) and was transported to the Oregon County Jail June 17. Bond has yet to be set. Joshua Neil Neldon, 32, of Jonesboro, Ark., was transferred June 17 to the Department of Corrections in Bonne Terre. His charge is probation violation with his original charge being felony domestic assault...
Thayer Police Report (06/25/09)
Scottie W. Jewell, 22, of Thayer, was arrested June 13 on a warrant from Ripley County and possession of 35 grams of marijuana. According to the Thayer Police Department, Jewell was picked up by Ripley County. Hernandez David Martinez, 25, of St. Joseph, was cited June 19 for going 66 mph in a 50 mph speed zone...
Missouri Highway Patrol (06/25/09)
Patrick S. Gummo, 18, of Koshkonong, was driving a 1995 Ford Ranger June 18 west on County Road 104 when 10 miles east of Alton the vehicle ran off the road on the right side and overturned into a private field. Gummo and three passengers, Samantha R. Nichols, Steven N. Ryan and Michael J. Wheeler were all transported to Ozarks Medical Center for treatment of their injuries. The investigating trooper was D.A. Huffman...
Izard County Sheriff's Report (06/25/09)
A third suspect has been arrested in three May burglaries and one attempted burglary of businesses in Calico Rock. Arrested Thursday was Jeff Shankle, 22, of Batesville who was wanted for questioning shortly after the crimes occurred. Sheriff Tate Lawrence said that Shankle, at the time of these crimes, was wanted on a Department of Correction absconder warrant and was located in Missouri. ...
Horseshoe Bend City Court (06/25/09)
Defendant, violation, officer, total, judgment. Adams, Kimberly, animals running at large, Officer Kitrell, $55, bond forfeiture. Alberson, Dolly, no vehicle license, Officer Kitrell, $115, guilty/timepay; no proof of insurance, Officer Kitrell, $25, guilty/timepay; child passenger protection-two counts, Officer Kitrell, $210, guilty/timepay; fictitious license plate, Officer Kitrell, $0, merged with no vehicle license...
Sharp County Sheriff's Report (06/25/09)
Peter P. Demma, 72, of Cherokee Village was arrested June 11 for refusing BAC, disorderly conduct, no seat belt, driving left of center and DWI. Brandy N. Ward, 25, of Stamps was arrested June 11 on a warrant for failure to appear. Joseph Tompkins, 38, of Paragould was arrested June 11 for DWI...