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Stories from Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Old Soldiers reunion comes to town (08/05/09)
It's that time of year again. The time for veterans to get out and dust off their war memorabilia and tell their stories to a younger generation. The 116th Old Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Air Force Reunion will be Aug. 10 through Aug. 15 at the Mammoth Spring State Park. As usual, the event is sponsored by the Mammoth Spring VFW Post 7831...
Dam listed on National Historic Register (08/05/09)
The water pouring forth from Mammoth Spring has always been a part of townspeople's lives in some way or another. Either catching fish to put on the table, powering the old gristmill or being a local attraction, it has been a monument to nature people will enjoy for ages. The Mammoth Spring Dam and Spring Lake will have a bit more national notoriety now that it has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places...
Man attempts to run over officer (08/05/09)
Richard A. Williams, 45, of Thayer, is charged with two felonies, according to Oregon County Prosecuting Attorney Fred O'Neill's office. One felony Williams is charged with is the Class B felony of assault of a law enforcement officer in the second-degree. ...
Food pantry receives donation (08/05/09)
A total of $5,000 has been donated to the Oregon County Food Pantry by Harps Food Stores. Wayne Edgar, Alton store manager, and Dan Wrenfrow, Thayer store manager, presented the check to the Oregon County Food Pantry July 30. "We (Harps Food Stores) really try to give back to the community," Edgar said...
Missouri's sales tax holiday begins soon (08/05/09)
School will be back in session soon, which means making trips to the store to buy back to school supplies for students, and the Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday starts Aug. 7 and runs through Aug. 9. "The Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday will be an excellent time for families to buy the school supplies their children need for the upcoming school year," Gov. ...
Hospital board hires physician recruiting firm (08/05/09)
The Fulton County Hospital Board met Monday, July 27 and discussed the hiring of a placement agency to help them fill the physician void left by Dr. Kauffman's absence. Hospital Administrator Joe Hammond presented two companies, Timeline Physician Referral and Delta Physician Placement, and proposed the board move forward with Delta. ...
Water Aerobics (08/05/09)
The Oregon County Health Department along with the Oregon County Heart Health Coalition sponsored a water aerobics class for July. According to Shelia Russell of OCHD, this is the last year the coalition will provide funds but the health department will try to raise funds to carry on the class for next summer. ...
Chamber discusses July 4th events (08/05/09)
The Thayer Chamber of Commerce held a business meeting July 29 at the Los Patrillos Mexican Restaurant and discussed how things faired at the July 4 fireworks event. Board member Bob Eckman said the chamber is in the process of creating a list of intakes from concessions, food, donations and all other events held around the fireworks. Board member Ron Cornelius said a complete list of what money came in from the fireworks will be made for the next regular chamber meeting...
Area troopers receive commendations (08/05/09)
Three local officers received official commendations from the Arkansas State Police recently. Cpl. Ronnie Stewart, of Mammoth Spring, with Troop I of the Arkansas Highway Patrol, was recognized for his successful efforts to remove a handgun from an individual parked alongside a local highway and threatening suicide...
Area post offices hours to change (08/05/09)
The United States Postal Service has announced a change of hours at post offices in Hardy, Cave City, Salem and Melbourne. The reduced hours will take affect Monday, Aug. 10 until Thursday Oct. 1, when it will resume its normal schedule for the busy fall holiday mailing season...
Thayer Police Report (08/05/09)
Shane M. Green, 18, of Thayer, was charged July 30 with not having insurance. Amory D. Robinson, 18, of Kansas City, Mo., was charged July 30 with not having an operator's license, failure to register and not having insurance.
Izard County Sheriff's Report (08/05/09)
Noel Gene Loosey, 48, of Calico Rock was arrested July 24 in connection with the June 6 burglary and theft at the Patrick Thompson home where more than 40 guns, electronic and other items were stolen. Sheriff Tate Lawrence said the arrest was made without resistance at what is commonly known as the Loosey Compound off Arkansas Highway 5 near Calico Rock. ...
Custom-made Trike (08/05/09)
Is it a car or a motorcycle? This vehicle had passers by scratching their heads in wonder as the contraption sat parked in front of the Fun and Friends Senior Center July 29. The trike, owned by Marcy Fuller, was made from the back of an old car, a car's engine and the front wheel of a motorcycle...
Are you ready for some fun? (08/05/09)
Fulton County Fair 90 years of Blue Ribbon Fun
Physician Recruiting Firm Hired (08/05/09)
The Fulton County Hospital Board met Monday, July 27 and discussed the hiring of a placement agency to help them fill the physician void left by Dr. Kauffman's absence. Hospital Administrator Joe Hammond presented two companies, Timeline Physician Referral and Delta Physician Placement, and proposed the board move forward with Delta. ...
Working hard for the money (08/05/09)
Salem Schools students and faculty returning to campus in August will see a "noticeable difference" in the campus, with new landscaping, painting and cleaning highlighting the school grounds around every corner, said Wayne Guiltner, Salem High School principal...
White to run for District 10 seat in the State Senate (08/05/09)
Paul White, business owner and resident of Mountain View, recently declared his candidacy for State Senate, District 10. Paul Miller, Democrat and current State Senator from District 10, is term limited in 2010. District 10 encompasses Fulton, Izard, the northwest portion of Independence, Randolph, Sharp and Stone counties...
Local Business Spotlight ... Nails by Christy (08/05/09)
Christy Springstun of Nails by Christy is an artist who specializes in wearable art of the acrylic fingernail kind. But it wasn't until a friend gave her a little push that she decided to make a career out of it. "I had a knack for it, for doing nails, and it was Karen at Hair Kreations who told me with my talent that I really needed to go to school and do this for a living," said Springstun. "I don't see myself doing anything else -- I really enjoy it."...
Dam listed on National Historic Register (08/05/09)
The water pouring forth from Mammoth Spring has always been a part of townspeople's lives in some way or another. Either catching fish to put on the table, powering the old gristmill or being a local attraction, it has been a monument to nature people will enjoy for ages. The Mammoth Spring Dam and Spring Lake will have a bit more national notoriety now that it has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places...
Local entrepreneur looks to the future despite economic downturn (08/05/09)
J.J. Winget may have his work cut out for him in more ways than one, but keeping a level perspective is his mainstay approach to success, passed down from one generation to the next. Restaurateurs, Jim Winget and his son J.J. Winget, 21, of the Southfork Cafe in Salem, are not about passing the buck. Instead, by reducing their number of employees, they make due with a higher minimum wage and declining sales without increasing the prices on their menu...
Family members charged with hindering apprehension (08/05/09)
Two arrests were made on July 21 for hindering apprehension in conjunction with the arrest of Robert Shane Carpenter, who was being sought on felony warrant for leaving the scene of an accident resulting in serious injury on July 6. According to the police report by Officer Johnny Byler, Venita Hagler, 57, Carpenter's aunt, answered the door at about 9 p.m. ...
Old Soldiers Reunion slated (08/05/09)
It's that time of year again. The time for veterans to get out and dust off their war memorabilia and tell their stories to a younger generation. The 116th Old Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Air Force Reunion will be Aug. 10 through Aug. 15 at the Mammoth Spring State Park. As usual, the event is sponsored by the Mammoth Spring VFW Post 7831...
Post office hours change (08/05/09)
The United States Postal Service has announced a change of hours at post offices in Hardy, Cave City, Salem and Melbourne. The reduced hours will take affect Monday, Aug. 10 until Thursday Oct. 1, when it will resume its normal schedule for the busy fall holiday mailing season...
Hospital Dream Continues (08/05/09)
The biggest hope for Sharp County seems to be unanimous among attendees and elected officials who recently attended a series of Rural Economic Development meetings in various Sharp County cities. Topping the chart was always the extreme need for a hospital in the area. This wish may be closer to becoming a reality, thanks, in part to a new foundation in the Sharp County area...
Sonic blasts the competition (08/05/09)
Only 48 teams remain out of 2,600 in the nation for the Dr. Pepper Sonic Games championship. Members of Mammoth Spring's Sonic Crew may soon be rolling it high in Las Vegas to grab this coveted title. This is the local Sonic drive-in's second trip to the finals. The crew made it to nationals in 2007 in Chicago...
2009 Sharp County Fair (08/05/09)
Madison Fuller, 16, of Highland, daughter of Missy Fuller and Chris Fuller, waits patiently while 2008 Miss Sharp County Savannah Harris, pins on the crown, beginning Fuller's reign as 2009 Miss Sharp County at the fair on July 28. Tiffany Duke, 18, of Evening Shade, daughter of Gisela Duke, received first runner-up and won Miss Photogenic. ...
Norwood asks Sharp to resign (08/05/09)
Members of Highland City Council were called to a special meeting July 29 to discuss a personnel issue. The meeting immediately went into executive session to discuss problems the city is having within the police department as well as Police Chief Beatrice Sharp's "lack of concern for her department and city."...
Ziegler announces candidacy for State Representative (08/05/09)
Jan Ziegler of Pocahontas is announcing her plans to run as a Democrat for State Representative in the upcoming election. She will seek the open position in District 80, which includes all of Randolph County and part of Sharp County. The position is presently held by David Cook, who is term-limited. Ziegler is Vice President for Development at Black River Technical College, with campuses in Pocahontas and Paragould...
Watermelon Festival kicks off (08/05/09)
Cave City will host the 30th annual watermelon festival Aug. 6-8. Besides the obvious fun of the huge feast of the free ice cold watermelon that is held on Saturday at 4 p.m., the yearly event is chocked full of fun activities, contests and food. Thursday night the festival kicks off at 5 p.m. with the watermelon judging. Entertainment will begin at 6 p.m. with Keleena Hutchins on harmonica. Be sure to bring lawn chairs and blankets each night to enjoy the festivities...
Hospital board hires physician recruiting firm (08/05/09)
The Fulton County Hospital Board met Monday, July 27 and discussed the hiring of a placement agency to help them fill the physician void left by Dr. Kauffman's absence. Hospital Administrator Joe Hammond presented two companies, Timeline Physician Referral and Delta Physician Placement, and proposed the board move forward with Delta. ...
Beverly's hillside chihuahuas (08/05/09)
Beverly Breckenridge and daughter Bernedette were shocked to see the unusually large litter of seven puppies Beverly's Chihuahua Echo delivered July 15. Breckenridge said that this was Echo's second litter and as they were born she just kept counting them, explaining this small breed of dog normally only has three or four puppies, but seven she said, "Is unheard of."...
Fire Department gets new roof (08/05/09)
Workers with Richie's Roofing took advantage of the below average temperatures July 22 to replace the roof at Baseheart Fire Station in Cherokee Village.
Driesel to compete nationally (08/05/09)
Jessica Driesel has a lot to be proud of at age 10. She has competed in talent and beauty pageants since she was 5-years-old and will represent Arkansas in a national competition in the 2009 National American Miss pageant in Anaheim, Calif., during Thanksgiving week...
Post office hours change (08/05/09)
The United States Postal Service has announced a change of hours at post offices in Hardy, Cave City, Salem and Melbourne. The reduced hours will take affect Monday, Aug. 10 until Thursday Oct. 1, when it will resume its normal schedule for the busy fall holiday mailing season...
Byford, Burgess, Everheart, Chaffin tops at Bolt Memorial (08/05/09)
Although World Golf Hall of Fame member and Cherokee Village resident Tommy Bolt passed away since the last Fountain Place/Tommy Bolt Classic, his presense was still felt at the Tommy Bolt Memorial Golf Tournament on a damp July 25 at the Cherokee Village South Golf Course...
Precautions can prevent problems with black bears (08/05/09)
Beekeepers who have lost hives to hungry bears can tell you that Daniel Kinsley's history needs updating. With reasonable precautions, however, the revised history need not be titled "Bad News Bears." Black bears, once considered extirpated in the Show-Me State, have been staging a comeback for at least 25 years...
Hog Calls (08/05/09)
FAYETTEVILLE -- The end of the line seems just the beginning for Jake Bequette. Last year's surprisingly solid defensive end as a redshirt freshman could develop into a sophomore sensation, Arkansas defensive ends coach Kirk Botkin believes. "Jake Bequette has got a great burst," Botkin said. "That kid doesn't know how good he can be. We are looking for a great year out of him."...
Plans made for Rebel Tailgate Party (08/05/09)
The Highland Rebel Booster Club met July 28 and plans for the first-ever Rebel Football Tailgate Kick-Off Party were announced. The tailgate celebration will kick-off the 2009 football season Aug. 21 at Highland. Senior high, junior high and seventh grade football players will be introduced individually on the field...
Wehrli recieves Bronko Nagurski Legends Award (08/05/09)
The Charlotte Touchdown Club recently announced that Roger Wehrli has been named recipient of the 2009 Bronko Nagurski Legends Award, which recognizes the "best of the best" of college defensive football players from the past 40 years. The award, selected annually by the Football Writers Association of America, will be presented during the Bronko Nagurski Awards Banquet scheduled for Dec. 7 at the Westin Hotel in Charlotte, NC...
Henry fifth in Indian Hills' 9-pin sweeper (08/05/09)
Brian Day from Hardy won the 9-pin, no-tap handicap sweeper at Indian Hills Bowl in Ash Flat July 26. Day defeated Keith Anderson from Batesville in the final game for $452 and champion status. After five games, the field was cut to the top eight bowlers...
Harmon first at Hot Springs (08/05/09)
The Arkansas State Golf Association held the Hot Springs Country Club Junior Stroke Play Championship at the Park Course at Hot Springs Country Club July 30-31. Izard County High School's Rachel Harmon continued her outstanding play this summer by finishing first in the 16- to 17-year-old age division and second overall with a two-day score of 154...
Entry still available to Chuck Dennis Golf Tourney (08/05/09)
The annual Chuck Dennis Golf Tournament is scheduled for Aug. 15 at The Golf Course on Turkey Mountain. The event will get underway with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. Free doughnuts and coffee will be available during registration. This tournament will be limited to 36 four man/women teams...
Tri-County Fastpitch Softball Tournament (08/05/09)
EXTREMELY GOOD: The FNBC Extreme 13- to 15-year-old girls' softball team took first place in the Tri-County Fastpitch Softball Tournament July 6-9. They were the conference champs for the North Division and later went undefeated in the double-elimination tournament to become the district champs. ...
Mighty Mite signup, camp on tap (08/05/09)
The Salem Mighty Mite Football Association will host its annual football registration/mini camp Aug. 8 at Greyhound Stadium on the Salem High School campus. There is no cost to attend the camp. The camp will begin at 9 a.m. and will conclude at 4 p.m., with lunch from noon-1 p.m. Campers will need to bring their lunch...
Day wins Indian Hills' 9-pin, no-tap sweeper event (08/05/09)
Brian Day from Hardy won the 9-pin, no-tap handicap sweeper at Indian Hills Bowl July 26. Day defeated Keith Anderson from Batesville in the final game for $452 and champion status. After five games, the field was cut to the top eight bowlers. Randy Henry from Thayer was top seed with 1331...
Spring River wins one; loses one (08/05/09)
The field was so muddy and wet in Jonesboro that the Trumann and Jonesboro seniors softballers came to Ash Flat to play ball on July 23. In game one, Spring River got off to a great start on offense, played good defense and then coasted to a 22-4 win...
Entry still available to Chuck Dennis Golf (08/05/09)
The annual Chuck Dennis Golf Tournament is scheduled for Aug. 15 at The Golf Course on Turkey Mountain. The event will get underway with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. Free doughnuts and coffee will be available during registration. This tournament will be limited to 36 four man/women teams...
Day wins 9-pin, no-tap sweeper (08/05/09)
Brian Day from Hardy won the 9-pin, no-tap handicap sweeper at Indian Hills Bowl July 26. Day defeated Keith Anderson from Batesville in the final game for $452 and champion status. After five games, the field was cut to the top eight bowlers. Randy Henry from Thayer was top seed with 1331...
Death Notices published week of August 5, 2009 (08/05/09)
Van D. Sisco, 54, of Springfield, Mo., formerly of Alton, Mo., died July 27, 2009, at St John's Regional Health Center in Springfield, Mo. Services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home in Thayer. Edith Pruitt Cruise, 91, of Thayer, Mo., died July 29, 2009, at Shady Oaks Healthcare at Thayer. Services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home in Thayer...
Death Notices published week of August 5, 2009 (08/05/09)
James Curtis "J.C." Causbie, 54, of Highland, Ark., died July 28, 2009, at his residence. Services under the direction of the Heath Funeral Home of Highland, Ark.
Hiram Nathaniel (08/05/09)
Hiram and Misty VanWinkle of Pomona are the parents of a baby boy, Hiram Nathaniel Glen. He was born at 1:38 a.m., July 29, 2009, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 6 pounds, 2 ounces and was 21 inches long. Grandparents are Glen and Regina Jackson, Salem, Ark.; Penny Lair, Oklahoma; Donald Zeke, Alton; Sarah VanWinkle, Alton, and Ricky Branscom, Salem, Ark...
Nathaniel LeeRay Meadows (08/05/09)
Leroy Meadows and Destiny Anstine of Caulfield are the parents of a baby boy, Nathaniel LeeRay Meadows. He was born at 10:16 a.m., July 28, 2009, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 7 pounds, and was 20 inches long. His sibling is Emily, 5. Grandparents are Sue Woody, Caulfield, and Franklin and Della Maclin of Viola, Ark...
Taylor Reese Richardson (08/05/09)
Mike and Sherry Richardson of Mayflower, Ark., announce the birth of a girl, born at UAMS in Little Rock, Ark., July 22, 2009. She was named Taylor Reese Richardson and weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces and was 19 inches long. Her siblings are Dave and Brittany Richardson...
River Ann Nicole Woods (08/05/09)
Matthew and Kandis Woods of Alton are the parents of a baby girl, River Ann Nicole. She was born at 1:59 a.m., July 21, 2009, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces and was 20 inches long. Grandparents are Mike and Lorretta Williams, Alton; Andy and Linda Sisco, Thayer; and Dale and Carol Woods, Alton...
Zachary Lane Whittingham (08/05/09)
Jeremy and Heather Whittingham of Koshkonong are the parents of a baby boy, Zachary Lane. He was born at 1:55 p.m., July 23, 2009, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and was 20 inches long. His siblings are Zevi, 8, and Laney, 7. Grandparents are Tamara Laxton, West Plains; Robert and Tammy Laxton, West Plains; Terry and Carolyn Drisco, Anniston, Ala.; Sally Schafer, West Plains; and Bobby and Beverly Whittingham, West Plains...
Oregon County Sheriff's Report (08/05/09)
Curtis A. Williams, 30, of Mokane, Mo., was brought into the Oregon County Jail by a bonds person July 29. He has three misdemeanor warrants of DWI, driving with a restricted license and careless and imprudent driving. His bond for the misdemeanors is $1,650. Williams was also arrested on a Callaway County warrant. Bond for that warrant was set at $2,200...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (08/05/09)
James Harbour, 63, of Horseshoe Bend was arrested on July 20 for harassing communications, disorderly conduct and criminal trespassing. Harbour was transferred from Fulton County Jail to St. Vincent's on July 30. Brandon Scott, 26, of Joiner was arrested on July 25 for residential burglary. Scott was released from Fulton County jail on July 27 on $5,000 bond...
Sharp County Sheriff's Report (08/05/09)
David W. Lapradd, 48, of Hardy was arrested July 24 for public intoxication. Ted Wilbanks, 43, of Ash Flat was arrested July 24 for public intoxication. Shannon Marie Stahle, 24, of Moscow, Tenn., was arrested July 25 for communicating false information and interference with governmental operations...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (08/05/09)
James Harbour, 63, of Horseshoe Bend was arrested on July 20 for harassing communications, disorderly conduct and criminal trespassing. Harbour was transferred from Fulton County Jail to St. Vincent's on July 30. Brandon Scott, 26, of Joiner was arrested on July 25 for residential burglary. Scott was released from Fulton County jail on July 27 on $5,000 bond...
Izard County Sheriff's Report (08/05/09)
Noel Gene Loosey, 48, of Calico Rock was arrested July 24 in connection with the June 6 burglary and theft at the Patrick Thompson home where more than 40 guns, electronic and other items were stolen. Sheriff Tate Lawrence said the arrest was made without resistance at what is commonly known as the Loosey Compound off Arkansas Highway 5 near Calico Rock. ...
Sharp County Sheriff's Report (08/05/09)
David W. Lapradd, 48, of Hardy was arrested July 24 for public intoxication. Ted Wilbanks, 43, of Ash Flat was arrested July 24 for public intoxication. Shannon Marie Stahle, 24, of Moscow, Tenn., was arrested July 25 for communicating false information and interference with governmental operations...
Cherokee Village Police Report (08/05/09)
Michael Wilkerson, 50, of Hardy was cited July 25 for illegal trash dumping. Christopher Leavens, 29, of Hardy was arrested July 23 for DWI, careless driving, failure to stop at stop sign, expired driver's license and no proof of insurance. Karen Trudeau, 49, of Cherokee Village was taken into protective custody July 26...
Cherokee Village Court (08/05/09)
Defendant Name, Age, charge, disposition. Ray, Cody Dewayne, 20, no proof of liability insurance -- local, guilty; operating vehicle with fictitious tags, guilty; failure to pay registration -- local, guilty; failure to appear in court, guilty. Fernandez, Christina L., 24, animal at large -- ordinance, nol prossed...
Sharp County District Court (08/05/09)
Barnett, Gaston R., 73, harassing communication, nol prossed. Beasley, Joseph B., 20, minor in possession, guilty; possession of instrument of crime, guilty. Eddy, Jesse D., 22, contributing to delinquency of minor, not guilty. Gorham, Alan, 31, hot checks, guilty; hot checks, nol prossed...
Celebrating a Century of Life (08/05/09)
Margie Callahan of Hand's Cove celebrated her 100th birthday July 28 at Western Sizzlin' Restaurant with members of her church, Oak Valley Baptist Church. Also helping Margie celebrate a century of life with dinner and cake was her sister Maloa Ray, nephew Ronnie Ray and fiancee Johnnnie Pflaumer and her son Dalton...