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Stories from Thursday, July 23, 2009

Baby beater behind bars (07/23/09)
David Andrew Waldrup, 22, of Cave City was found guilty of first degree battery, a class Y felony, July 14 in Circuit Court in Sharp County with Judge Harold Erwin presiding. Waldrup was sentenced to 10 years in the Department of Corrections by a jury of eight women and four men...
Officials find body of missing man (07/23/09)
The body of Steve Ellis McPherson, 54, of Tunica, Miss., who was reported missing on the Spring River around 9 p.m. Saturday, July 18, was located approximately 100 yards north of the Camp Kierl Bridge in Hardy around 3 p.m. Monday, July 20. Hardy Police Chief Ernie Rose said he was contacted for mutual aid July 18 by Gary Gilliland, Nine Mile Ridge fire chief, to assist with the search mission...
County Fair approaches (07/23/09)
Sky weather camera a possibility for Hardy (07/23/09)
During the regular monthly meeting of the Hardy Advertising and Promotions committee July 15, it was decided that Hardy could soon get an eye in the sky in the form of a weather camera. This technically advanced camera will have the capabilities to rotate and zoom in on the area in the event of bad weather or simply to highlight activities that may be going on the area...
Community meets new president (07/23/09)
New Ozarka College President, Dr. Richard L. Dawe, PhD made the rounds in the area last week, meeting students and faculty and responding to questions from the general public. Born in West Plains, Mo., and raised in Thayer, Mo., Dr. Dawe says he really spent most of his time "south of the line" near the Spring River, around the Ash Flat, Hardy, Cherokee Village and Highland areas. He is definitely glad to be back in the Natural State...
Alltel loses signal in Arkansas (07/23/09)
As of last weekend, Alltel officially became Verizon Wireless across the state of Arkansas, as the integration of the two companies, which began in January of this year, was completed. For the past six months, Verizon has been busy integrating networks, preparing to convert billing systems, upgrading the high-speed wireless broadband service in the state and re-branding the former Alltel stores to reflect the Verizon brand...
Bids opened for street sealing in Highland (07/23/09)
Several items were voted on during the regular monthly meeting of the Highland City Council held July 14 at Highland City Hall. Following the pledge of allegiance, the minutes from the June 9, meeting were approved, including a resolution to amend the 2009 budget which included the transfer of $50,000 to the street fund from the general fund...
Cave City melons make their debut (07/23/09)
Once the town of Cave City is mentioned to anyone who isn't a local, chances are they will have heard of the pink and yellow melons and cantaloupes that make this region of Sharp County and the city of Cave City famous. A convoy of trucks heaped with Cave City melons could be seen all morning July 17 making their way down the highway loaded with melons destined for their respective watermelon stands just in time for the anticipated weekend rush. ...
Reject the Recession visits Highland (07/23/09)
Sullivan takes plea deal in identity theft case (07/23/09)
Danny James Sullivan, 51, of Mountain Home, the man accused of using the identity of singer and songwriter David Lynn Jones, accepted a plea agreement on charges of financial identity fraud in Baxter County Circuit Court July 1. Terms of the agreement handed down by Judge Gordon Webb gave Sullivan a 10 year suspended sentence for two reduced charges of purloining and ordered him to pay a $1,000 fine and $470 in court cost and fees...
Adult smoking drops in Arkansas (07/23/09)
New survey information shows there are nearly 10,000 fewer smokers in Arkansas since the beginning of the Arkansas Department of Health's (ADH) Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program in 2002. When the program started in 2002, 25.1 percent adults smoked in the state; more current data show that those numbers have decreased to approximately 20.7 percent...
Grants, funds reviewed by quorum court (07/23/09)
The Fulton County Quorum Court met Monday, July 13 and discussed several grants received by the county, including one for Tri-County Recycling and one from Walmart for the Sheriff's Department. The $1,650 grant from Walmart was given to the Sheriff's department to use as they saw fit. Fulton County Sheriff Walter Dillinger requested that the money be appropriated to the department's equipment fund...
Town Creek debris cleanup complete (07/23/09)
The Salem City Council met July 16 and discussed FEMA payments and the recent completion of the Town Creek debris cleanup. Mayor Gary Clayton outlined where the city stood in terms of payment received from FEMA and the balance remaining. "We made an initial billing of approximately $10,000 for the first phase of opening streets and things that had to be done on an emergency basis, before FEMA became involved, and they've paid their 75 percent of that, which is right at $7,000" said Clayton. ...
Izard County implements new warning system (07/23/09)
Izard County has implemented a new automatic warning system called Code Red which alerts county residents to national weather alerts in their area. With the severe weather season upon us, Dennis Williams, coordinator of the Office of Emergency Management for Izard County says the system is a great tool for individuals and businesses to receive timely severe storm warnings...
Baby beater now behind bars (07/23/09)
David Andrew Waldrup, 22, of Cave City was found guilty of first degree battery, a class Y felony, July 14 in Circuit Court in Sharp County with Judge Harold Erwin presiding. Waldrup was sentenced to 10 years in the Department of Corrections by a jury of eight women and four men...
Local Business Spotlight ... The Shop (07/23/09)
The convenience of big box-store, factory made cabinets just can't compare to the beauty of handmade custom cabinetry, especially cabinetry created by Leon Graves locally at The Shop, just west of downtown Salem on Highway 62/412. If you can think it up, Graves and his six employees can make it happen. ...
Officials locate body of missing man on the Spring River (07/23/09)
The body of Steve Ellis McPherson, 54, of Tunica, Miss., who was reported missing on the Spring River around 9 p.m. Saturday, July 18, was located approximately 100 yards north of the Camp Kierl Bridge in Hardy around 3 p.m. Monday, July 20. Hardy Police Chief Ernie Rose said he was contacted for mutual aid July 18 by Gary Gilliland, Nine Mile Ridge fire chief, to assist with the search mission...
Community meets new president (07/23/09)
New Ozarka College President, Dr. Richard L. Dawe, PhD made the rounds in the area last week, meeting students and faculty and responding to questions from the general public. Born in West Plains, Mo., and raised in Thayer, Mo., Dr. Dawe says he really spent most of his time "south of the line" near the Spring River, around the Ash Flat, Hardy, Cherokee Village and Highland areas. He is definitely glad to be back in the Natural State...
Doc Cooper's place (07/23/09)
A new era for a landmark home
Council hears complaints on Alton road work (07/23/09)
The Alton City Council met July 13 and discussed how the paving of two miles of Broadway and Pine Streets went. Many aldermen said they had received nothing but complaints about the work on the streets. However, Randal Combs, the city's banker, said he thought the city did a good job...
Waste treatment project goes forward (07/23/09)
Thayer City Council held their regular meeting July 14 and discussed business concerning the waste water treatment project. Charles Ray, from Missouri Engineering, gave the council an update on the project. Ray also needed the current council to sign and accept the engineering agreement for the project. ...
Man loses arm in farming accident (07/23/09)
Jedlicka family named OC Farm Family for 2009
Fire departments benefit from Conservation matching grants (07/23/09)
The Missouri Department of Conservation Forestry Division staff have been handing out matching grants to rural fire departments throughout Missouri during the months of June, July and August. Fire departments will use these grants to purchase protective gear and fire fighting equipment to better protect fire fighters in the field and contain fires. Several Oregon County rural fire departments received these grants...
Grants, FEMA money highlight FC Quorum Court meeting (07/23/09)
The Fulton County Quorum Court met Monday, July 13 and discussed several grants received by the county, including one for Tri-County Recycling and one from Walmart for the Sheriff's Department. The $1,650 grant from Walmart was given to the Sheriff's department to use as they saw fit. Fulton County Sheriff Walter Dillinger requested that the money be appropriated to the department's equipment fund...
Community meets new Ozarka College president (07/23/09)
New Ozarka College President, Dr. Richard L. Dawe, PhD made the rounds in the area last week, meeting students and faculty and responding to questions from the general public. Born in West Plains, Mo., and raised in Thayer, Mo., Dr. Dawe says he really spent most of his time "south of the line" near the Spring River, around the Ash Flat, Hardy, Cherokee Village and Highland areas. He is definitely glad to be back in the Natural State...
Disaster assistance available to 104 counties in Missouri (07/23/09)
Federal disaster assistance is available to 104 counties in Missouri through the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA). The amount available is $12 million. This money will be used to aide individuals and families in the specified counties who were affected by the natural disasters of 2008. It will pay for home and foundation repairs, total home rebuilds, debris clean up and other expenses that resulted from natural disasters...
Helmet law vetoed (07/23/09)
Missouri bikers are still required to wear their helmets when driving Missouri's roads. Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed Senate Bill 202 on July 2 that would have repealed Missouri's helmet law. Missouri has had a helmet law since 1967. After doing some research on neighboring states that have repealed their helmet laws, it was found that these states had more deaths and injuries due to motorcycle accidents and increased health care costs...
Hot weather fishing (07/23/09)
Hot weather fishing, after anglers get past the inaccurate viewpoint of "fish don't bite when it's this hot," can be much more productive if they keep a few basics in mind. It's hot a little ahead of schedule this year, and it's uncomfortable out there in the middle of the day or really, from mid-morning until dark. That still leaves two-thirds of the day and night for fishing, although few fishermen want to be on a lake or river in the really late hours...
May Storm damage estimated at $12 million (07/23/09)
Conservation officials say storms that rampaged through Missouri May 8 damaged hundreds of millions of board feet of timber. The silver lining, they say, is enhanced opportunities to return some acreage to healthier forest for wildlife and recreation...
Rebel Booster Club to meet (07/23/09)
The Highland Rebel Booster Club will meet July 28 at 6 p.m. in the Highland High School Cafeteria. Highland Student Council advisors and cheerleader sponsors will be the guests. Members and those interested in joining the Highland Booster Club are urged to attend. More plans regarding the first Rebel football tailgate kick-off party on Aug. 21 will be discussed...
Jonesboro turns table on Spring River (07/23/09)
What a difference a week makes. After soundly beating Jonesboro the previous week, the Spring River senior softballers met the same team on July 9 at the Ash Flat Ball Park. Spring River was surprised at the offensive show Jonesboro put together, and at the end of the game, the scoreboard read: Jonesboro 17, Spring River 11...
Williams signs with WBC (07/23/09)
The Williams Baptist College men's basketball team recently received a commitment from Alan Williams of Paragould. Williams is a graduate of Crowley's Ridge Academy and Crowley's Ridge College and is the son of Al and Lana Williams of Paragould. He is the grandson of Jerry and Joyce Sullins of Bono and Lavada Wilson of Highland...
Legends Tour back for more (07/23/09)
A dump truck would have been hard-pressed to carry all the smiles, backslaps and positive comments heard around the putting green at the conclusion of last year's first-ever Horseshoe Bend Invitational at The Golf Course on Turkey Mountain. And that was just from the amazing LPGA Hall of Famers who played in the tournament...
Southfork Basketball Camp set at Salem (07/23/09)
Salem High School and Head Basketball Coach Casey Scribner will once again host the annual Southfork Basketball Camp July 27-30. The camp is for boys and girls in grades 4-6. An emphasis on the fundamentals of basketball will be stressed at the camp...
Legends Tour back for more (07/23/09)
A dump truck would have been hard-pressed to carry all the smiles, backslaps and positive comments heard around the putting green at the conclusion of last year's first-ever Horseshoe Bend Invitational at The Golf Course on Turkey Mountain. And that was just from the amazing LPGA Hall of Famers who played in the tournament...
Legends Tour back for more (07/23/09)
A dump truck would have been hard-pressed to carry all the smiles, backslaps and positive comments heard around the putting green at the conclusion of last year's first-ever Horseshoe Bend Invitational at The Golf Course on Turkey Mountain. And that was just from the amazing LPGA Hall of Famers who played in the tournament...
Is the romance gone? (07/23/09)
Mr. P. O. Freeman, an old-time locomotive engineer and Baptist preacher at Thayer, once said that he thought the "romance" of being an engineer went away with the demise of the steam engines. The Frisco lines, no stranger to hard times, struggled through bankruptcies and grim years during the Depression...
Death Notices published week of July 23, 2009 (07/23/09)
Dalaney Earline Boyd, infant, of Williford, Ark., died July 14, 2009, at Jonesboro, Ark. Arrangements by Tri-County Funeral Home of Highland, Ark. Marilton P. Bradley, 84, of Cave City, Ark., died July 17, 2009, at Batesville, Ark., Arrangements by Qualls Funeral Home...
Death Notices published week of July 23, 2009 (07/23/09)
Dalaney Earline Boyd, infant, of Williford, Ark., died July 14, 2009, at Jonesboro, Ark. Arrangements by Tri-County Funeral Home of Highland, Ark. Imogene Mae "Gann" Dillinger, 81, of Poughkeepsie, Ark., died July 16, 2009, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem. Arrangements by Heath Funeral Home of Highland, Ark...
Death Notices published week of July 23, 2009 (07/23/09)
Dalaney Earline Boyd, infant, of Williford, Ark., died July 14, 2009, at Jonesboro, Ark. Arrangements by Tri-County Funeral Home of Highland, Ark. Imogene Mae "Gann" Dillinger, 81, of Poughkeepsie, Ark., died July 16, 2009, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem. Arrangements by Heath Funeral Home of Highland, Ark...
Tyler Jacob Welty (07/23/09)
Mark and Teri Welty of Thayer are the parents of a baby boy, Tyler Jacob. He was born at 4:35 a.m., July 10, 2009, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 8 pounds, 14-1/2 ounces and was 22 inches long. His siblings are Savanna, 7, and Charles, 4...
Tyler Jacob Welty (07/23/09)
Mark and Teri Welty of Thayer are the parents of a baby boy, Tyler Jacob. He was born at 4:35 a.m., July 10, 2009, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 8 pounds, 14-1/2 ounces and was 22 inches long. His siblings are Savanna, 7, and Charles, 4...
Reception will honor the Mills on their 50th (07/23/09)
The children and grandchildren of Noel and Willa Faye Mills will host a 50th wedding anniversary celebration on Saturday, Aug. 1 at the Mammoth Spring School Multi-Purpose building from 2 to 4 p.m. Noel and Willa Faye were married on Aug. 5, 1959, at Heart, Ark...
Arnolds celebrate 50 years (07/23/09)
Fred and Betty Arnold of Batesville, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Fred Arnold of Myron graduated at Violet Hill in 1953, and Betty Lou Mooney of Glencoe graduated at Salem in 1959. They were married in Fulton County on July 9, 1959...
Reception will honor the Mills on their 50th (07/23/09)
The children and grandchildren of Noel and Willa Faye Mills will host a 50th wedding anniversary celebration on Saturday, Aug. 1 at the Mammoth Spring School Multi-Purpose building from 2 to 4 p.m. Noel and Willa Faye were married on Aug. 5, 1959, at Heart, Ark...
Arnolds celebrate 50 years (07/23/09)
Fred and Betty Arnold of Batesville, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Fred Arnold of Myron graduated at Violet Hill in 1953, and Betty Lou Mooney of Glencoe graduated at Salem in 1959. They were married in Fulton County on July 9, 1959...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (07/23/09)
Chirstin King, 27, of Mammoth Spring, was arrested July 15 on warrants for violation of hot check law. King was released the same day on a $220.76 bond. Russ (Neil) McMurtrey, 33, of Mammoth Spring, was arrested June 23 on bond revocation. McMurtrey received an additional charge July 15 for furnishing prohibited articles. McMurtrey is being held in the Fulton County Jail...
Izard County Sheriff's Report (07/23/09)
Joey Ray Horn, 38, of Gainesville, Mo., was arrested July 12 on felony charges of criminal attempt to commit residential burglary. Horn remains in the Izard County Detention Facility in lieu of $50,000 bond. Roy Madison Hurts, 41, of Oxford and James Lee Boverhoff, 37, of Oxford were arrested July 13 on federal warrants. Hurst and Boverhoff were transported to Batesville where Izard County authorities were met by U.S. Marshalls who took custody of the two...
Oregon County Sheriff's Report (07/23/09)
Jason S. Meredith, 34, of Koshkonong, was arrested by the Alton Police Department July 15 for a misdemeanor of probation violation. He bonded out on a $552 bond.
Missouri Highway Patrol (07/23/09)
Orvil D. Doran, 18, of Couch, was driving a 1997 Honda ATV July 15 at 3:30 a.m. when he had an accident. Doran failed to negotiate a left-hand curve, ran off the right side of the road and struck the ditch. The vehicle overturned and Doran was ejected from it. The vehicle came to rest on top of Doran. According to investigating trooper, Cpl. M.D. Hargus' report, Doran had serious injuries and was transported to Ozarks Medical Center by ambulance...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (07/23/09)
Chirstin King, 27, of Mammoth Spring, was arrested July 15 on warrants for violation of hot check law. King was released the same day on a $220.76 bond. Russ (Neil) McMurtrey, 33, of Mammoth Spring, was arrested June 23 on bond revocation. McMurtrey received an additional charge July 15 for furnishing prohibited articles. McMurtrey is being held in the Fulton County Jail...
Izard County Sheriff's Report (07/23/09)
Joey Ray Horn, 38, of Gainesville, Mo., was arrested July 12 on felony charges of criminal attempt to commit residential burglary. Horn remains in the Izard County Detention Facility in lieu of $50,000 bond. Roy Madison Hurts, 41, of Oxford and James Lee Boverhoff, 37, of Oxford were arrested July 13 on federal warrants. Hurst and Boverhoff were transported to Batesville where Izard County authorities were met by U.S. Marshalls who took custody of the two...