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Stories from Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Sometimes, the old ways are best (08/26/09)
"Back to the earth, closer to God," is not just a saying, it's a goal that Moses and Mary Ellen Borntreger try to live by every day. Moses and Mary Ellen are the parents of eight children, four boys and four girls. They are also grandparents to 27, the youngest one, a girl, born in the new home built by her father, uncle and grandfather, just across the Southfork River from where Moses, Mary Ellen and two of their daughters live. ...
Bar D Arena Burns (08/26/09)
Smoke from the weekend fire at Bar D Arena could be seen from nearly five miles out of Ash Flat. The huge blaze resulted in the total loss of four businesses in the arena. Firefighters and volunteers from seven area fire departments responded to the huge fire...
T-Buckets to cruise into Salem (08/26/09)
The premiere "Late Summer T-Bucket Cruise and Car Show" is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 29, at the Salem Court House square. "We are inviting all the local clubs to join us," said Holly Pate, president of Salem Chamber of Commerce. Fifteen to 20 T-Buckets, a style of hot rod cars based on the Ford Model T, will cruise from Mountain Home to Salem to join local antique car owners for the event in Salem...
Feeding the Need (08/26/09)
Urban deer hunters this fall will do their part to control dear populations, hunting by bow on deer stands throughout Horseshoe Bend and Cherokee Village, during a designated special hunting season; while making a exemplarily contribution to food banks in the area...
Authorities seeking information on runaway (08/26/09)
Jordan Millsap of Salem was last seen at her home in Salem at 3 a.m. on Aug. 18. Millsap is a junior at Salem High School. Her whereabouts are unknown, according to the Fulton County Sheriff's office. If anyone has information regarding her whereabouts, contact Fulton County Sheriff's Office, 870-895-2601...
Felton registers as level 3 sex offender (08/26/09)
The Izard County Sheriff's Department is releasing this information pursuant to Act 989 of 1997 and amendments of 2006 regarding sex offenders. Brock M. Felton, recently released from prison, is residing at County Road 72 , House #3 (Bonetown Road) in Sage...
Drug party results in teenager's death (08/26/09)
Shortly before noon on Sunday, the Izard County Sheriff's Department and the Melbourne Fire Department were dispatched to 301 Locust Street in Melbourne in response to a call stating that an 18-year-old male was unresponsive. Fire Chief Rusty Campbell, first to arrive on the scene requested Izard County Coroner Eddie Howard who pronounced Dakota Tweedy dead on the scene. Tweedy's body was taken to the crime laboratory for an exact cause of death determination...
Cougars edged by Southside (08/26/09)
Izard County's Preston Harmon shot a 116 over 27 holes to earn medalist honors at the annual Southerner Invitational Golf Tournament Aug. 21 at Tannenbaum Golf Course in Drasco. The Cougars came in second place in the seven-team event, finishing with a team score of 380...
Mammoth Spring prepares for Solemn Old Judge Day (08/26/09)
Solemn Old Judge Day will soon arrive in Mammoth Spring starting Friday, Sept. 4. Mammoth Spring Mayor Jean Pace said this will be the town's 21st Solemn Old Judge Day event, and there is sure to be fun for everyone, young and old. For those who are new to the Mammoth Spring area, just visiting or just want to know a little bit of history, Solemn Old Judge Day was created to commemorate George Dewey Hay, the founder of the Grand Ole Opry...
New police department discussed (08/26/09)
The Thayer City Council met Aug. 21. Among the topics discussed was new patrol cars for the Thayer Police Department and the possibility of building a new police department with the forthcoming sales tax money. Thayer Police Chief David Bailey said he is planning on purchasing two new Chevy Tahoes with grant money. One will have two-wheel drive and the other will have four-wheel drive...
ACT scores up (08/26/09)
Good news for Arkansas and Missouri schools; more high school students are doing fairly well on the ACTs and more seem to be taking the test in order to pursue a college education. In Missouri, however, there seems to be some worries stemming from the ACT test results...
T-Buckets to cruise into Salem (08/26/09)
The premiere "Late Summer T-Bucket Cruise and Car Show" is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 29, at the Salem Court House square. "We are inviting all the local clubs to join us," said Holly Pate, president of Salem Chamber of Commerce. Fifteen to 20 T-Buckets, a style of hot rod cars based on the Ford Model T, will cruise from Mountain Home to Salem to join local antique car owners for the event in Salem...
Ethanol - Good or Bad? (08/26/09)
Corn was thought to be the golden crop that would fuel the nation and help decrease the United States' dependence on foreign oil. However, there are those who believe the nation swapped one problem for another. Ethanol is believed to be the source of many headaches for people with some automobile, boat and small engine problems...
Authorities seeking information on runaway (08/26/09)
Jordan Millsap of Salem was last seen at her home in Salem at 3 a.m. on Aug. 18. Millsap is a junior at Salem High School. Her whereabouts are unknown, according to the Fulton County Sheriff's office. If anyone has information regarding her whereabouts, contact Fulton County Sheriff's Office, 870-895-2601...
Felton registers as level 3 sex offender (08/26/09)
The Izard County Sheriff's Department is releasing this information pursuant to Act 989 of 1997 and amendments of 2006 regarding sex offenders. Brock M. Felton, recently released from prison, is residing at County Road 72 , House #3 (Bonetown Road) in Sage...
Provow celebrates her 84th (08/26/09)
Lillian Ollhoff Provow of West  Plains, Mo., formerly of Camp, Ark., celebrated her 84th birthday Aug. 20 with a road trip around the area with her youngest daughter, Myra Smith. The road trip was followed by a lunch at Colton's with her two youngest daughters, Myra Smith and Mickey Southard on Sunday...
Bar D Arena Fire (08/26/09)
Smoke from the weekend fire at Bar D Arena could be seen from nearly five miles out of Ash Flat. The huge blaze resulted in the total loss of four businesses in the arena. Firefighters and volunteers from seven area fire departments responded to the huge fire...
Evening Shade house fire (08/26/09)
Evening Shade firemen fought a house fire in Evening Shade that destroyed the home of Edna Pearson on Cammack Street Aug. 17. Evening Shade Fire Department Chief Chaney Emmerich said the blaze was a result of lightening. Firemen Matthew Gallagan, Martha Aperholland, Charlie Conway and Shane Cooper responded to the fire during the huge thunderstorm that occurred that evening. ...
Cherokee Village Explosion (08/26/09)
An explosion that caused a fire in a van parked on the carport of a home resulted in the loss of a Cherokee Village home and vehicle Aug. 7. Owner Hannah Eisenberg said that she just got out of the shower when she had heard a loud sound similar to a gun shot. ...
Marijuana seized (08/26/09)
An aerial marijuana eradication mission conducted by the Sharp County Sheriff's Department Aug. 18 led to a standoff with officers and the recovery of a large amount of guns, suspected stolen merchandise and marijuana plants near Martin Creek in rural Sharp County...
Dawe speaks at chamber meeting (08/26/09)
Dr. Richard Dawe, the new Ozarka College President, was the guest speaker for the Spring River Chamber of Commerce's regular monthly meeting held at Clubhouse on the Green restaurant in Cherokee Village Aug. 18. Chamber President Charlotte Goodwin made the announcement of nine new members for the month. She said there are now 122 Chamber members...
Hardy receives new fire truck (08/26/09)
Hardy City Council met in their regular bi-monthly meeting Aug. 18 at Hardy City Hall. The meeting was opened with Brother Roger Brewer with Lighthouse Apostolic Church offering the invocation. The issue of how the city will address the prospect of Sharp County becoming wet was discussed. ...
Cable issue still a problem (08/26/09)
Hiring a new building inspector/code enforcement officer and flood plain inspector, ongoing issues with the cable system, accepting a bid for the new shop building were among the topics discussed at the regular monthly meeting of the Ash Flat City Council...
Labor Day activities slated on Lake Thunderbird (08/26/09)
Cherokee Village and the Lake Thunderbird area are the places to be on Labor Day weekend. Thunder on Thunderbird is planned for the area and will include numerous activities for the entire family all day Saturday, Sept. 5. Jack Lowe, a pyrotechnician from the area and member of the Highland Elks Lodge will be doing a fireworks show by Air Magic, at 8:30 p.m. Lowe said there will be a special tribute during the show to the area for coming back from four natural disasters...
Cats prep for '09 with jamboree scrimmage (08/26/09)
New season starts with visit from Springfield Central Aug. 28
Rebel Booster Club Holds Tailgate Party (08/26/09)
The newly-formed Highland Rebel Booster Club got the upcoming 2009 football season off to a roaring start by hosting a tailgate party Aug. 21 at Rebel Memorial Field. It was an evening of food, fun and football for the large crowd that attended. Highland's senior and junior high football players, coaches and cheerleaders were introduced, ramping up excitement for the upcoming fall season...
Hog Calls (08/26/09)
FAYETTEVILLE -- You know you've got a deep bench if you can substitute to the tune of "Send in the Clones" instead of "Send in the Clowns." In Arkansas' scrimmage last Saturday, it seemed the Petrino brothers cloned receivers instead of substituting them...
Hog Calls (08/26/09)
FAYETTEVILLE -- You know you've got a deep bench if you can substitute to the tune of "Send in the Clones" instead of "Send in the Clowns." In Arkansas' scrimmage last Saturday, it seemed the Petrino brothers cloned receivers instead of substituting them...
Sprint car show draws WOW drivers (08/26/09)
With mild temperatures Aug. 22, race fans were treated to a great program as 100-plus race teams converged for the 17th Annual Dillard Motors sponsored winged sprint car event at West Plains Motor Speedway. This year the Winged Outlaw Warriors (WOW) brought 15 of their top sprinters and they put on quite a show as they flat-footed it around WPMS...
Spring River drops close game (08/26/09)
The Spring River senior softballers made a trip to Jonesboro Aug. 13 and split a pair of games on the diamond. In game one against Jonesboro, the hitting was in place and Spring River scored early and often. Pat LaFaye smacked one out of the park and Rick Comer, Herb Hess and Joe Bonds collected several hits apiece in Spring River's big 19-7 victory...
Tennis Anyone? (08/26/09)
It may not be Wimbledon, but those interested in meeting new friends or just hitting the tennis ball around some are invited to the new courts at the North Golf Course in Cherokee Village. Free, easy lessons are available to players of all ages, male or female, on Monday, Wednesday or Friday...
AGFC news now found on Facebook and Twitter (08/26/09)
Information about the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and its many programs, news, meetings, season information and much more can now be found on Facebook and Twitter. The social media networking project is designed to promote public participation and expand the AGFC's ability to share information with social media users...
AGFC news now found on Facebook and Twitter (08/26/09)
Information about the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and its many programs, news, meetings, season information and much more can now be found on Facebook and Twitter. The social media networking project is designed to promote public participation and expand the AGFC's ability to share information with social media users...
Embracing the pioneer spirit (08/26/09)
The term pioneer is often reserved for those that blaze the trail of medicine, technology, or even outer space. However, the courage to blaze the trail off into the unknown is the iconic trait of the pioneer spirit; a spirit found again and again in the hearts and minds of entrepreneurs. One such entrepreneur can be found on the corner of 2nd and Main Street, Mammoth Spring...
Sometimes, the old ways are best (08/26/09)
"Back to the earth, closer to God," is not just a saying, it's a goal that Moses and Mary Ellen Borntreger try to live by every day. Moses and Mary Ellen are the parents of eight children, four boys and four girls. They are also grandparents to 27, the youngest one, a girl, born in the new home built by her father, uncle and grandfather, just across the Southfork River from where Moses, Mary Ellen and two of their daughters live. ...
Explosion in West Plains a real tragedy (08/26/09)
The terrible echo of the greatest disaster to strike south Missouri is fading away. The tragedy, a dance hall explosion, struck Friday night, April 13, 1928, in West Plains. Called, the West Plains explosion by people of my youth, a very small percentage of people are still around that could remember the event...
Sometimes, the old ways are best (08/26/09)
"Back to the earth, closer to God," is not just a saying, it's a goal that Moses and Mary Ellen Borntreger try to live by every day. Moses and Mary Ellen are the parents of eight children, four boys and four girls. They are also grandparents to 27, the youngest one, a girl, born in the new home built by her father, uncle and grandfather, just across the Southfork River from where Moses, Mary Ellen and two of their daughters live. ...
Death Notices published week of August 27, 2009 (08/26/09)
Ruby Lorena Maxwell Doyle, 89, of Strawberry, Ark., died Aug. 17, 2009, at Jonesboro, Ark. Arrangements by Qualls Funeral Home. Willard Christian Van Winkle, 80, of Imboden, Ark., died Aug. 20, 2009, at Imboden, Ark. Arrangements by Higginbotham Funeral Service of Walnut Ridge...
Death Notices published week of August 27, 2009 (08/26/09)
Ruby Lorena Maxwell Doyle, 89, of Strawberry, Ark., died Aug. 17, 2009, at Jonesboro, Ark. Arrangements by Qualls Funeral Home. Willard Christian Van Winkle, 80, of Imboden, Ark., died Aug. 20, 2009, at Imboden, Ark. Arrangements by Higginbotham Funeral Service of Walnut Ridge...
Death Notices published week of August 27, 2009 (08/26/09)
Ruby Lorena Maxwell Doyle, 89, of Strawberry, Ark., died Aug. 17, 2009, at Jonesboro, Ark. Arrangements by Qualls Funeral Home. Willard Christian VanWinkle, 80, of Imboden, Ark., died Aug. 20, 2009, at Imboden, Ark. Arrangements by Higginbotham Funeral Service of Walnut Ridge...
Marcus Alan Cherry (08/26/09)
Marcus and Brandi Cherry, of Ash Flat, announce the birth of a son on Aug. 17, 2009, at White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. The baby has been named Marcus Alan Cherry. He weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces, and was welcomed by his sibling, Molly Grace...
Elijah Dee Simmons (08/26/09)
Isaac and Shandon Simmons of Alton are the parents of a baby boy, Elijah Dee. He was born at 1:01 p.m., Aug. 15, 2009, at Ozarks Medical Center. He weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces and was 21-1/2 inches long. His siblings are Gracie, 7; Logan, 5; Chloie, 4, and Emma, 2...
Hayden Michael Howerton (08/26/09)
Michael and Amanda Howerton of Myrtle are the parents of a baby boy, Hayden Michael. He was born at 8:16 a.m., Aug. 10, 2009, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces and was 21 inches long. His siblings are MaKayla, 6 and Trinity, 9...
Rorie Mylan Risner (08/26/09)
Seth and Courtney Risner are the parents of a baby girl, Rorie Mylan. She was born at 2:40 p.m., Aug. 11, 2009, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 7 pounds, 5 1/2 ounces and was 20-1/2 inches long. Grandparents are John and Susie Kenslow; Keven and Donell Russell and Terry and Jeanette Frey...
Marcus Alan Cherry (08/26/09)
Marcus and Brandi Cherry, of Ash Flat, announce the birth of a son on Aug. 17, 2009, at White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. The baby has been named Marcus Alan Cherry. He weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces, and was welcomed by his sibling, Molly Grace...
Elijah Dee Simmons (08/26/09)
Isaac and Shandon Simmons of Alton are the parents of a baby boy, Elijah Dee. He was born at 1:01 p.m., Aug. 15, 2009, at Ozarks Medical Center. He weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces and was 21-1/2 inches long. His siblings are Gracie, 7; Logan, 5; Chloie, 4, and Emma, 2...
Hayden Michael Howerton (08/26/09)
Michael and Amanda Howerton of Myrtle are the parents of a baby boy, Hayden Michael. He was born at 8:16 a.m., Aug. 10, 2009, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces and was 21 inches long. His siblings are MaKayla, 6 and Trinity, 9...
Rorie Mylan Risner (08/26/09)
Seth and Courtney Risner are the parents of a baby girl, Rorie Mylan. She was born at 2:40 p.m., Aug. 11, 2009, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 7 pounds, 5 1/2 ounces and was 20-1/2 inches long. Grandparents are John and Susie Kenslow; Keven and Donell Russell and Terry and Jeanette Frey...
Marcus Alan Cherry (08/26/09)
Marcus and Brandi Cherry, of Ash Flat, announce the birth of a son on Aug. 17, 2009, at White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. The baby has been named Marcus Alan Cherry. He weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces, and was welcomed by his sibling, Molly Grace...
Trantham -- Hammonds wedding (08/26/09)
Danny and Irma Thomas of Paragould, Ark., and Keith Trantham of Alton, Mo., announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Alicia Trantham to Shayne Hammonds of Morrisville, Mo. The wedding will take place at Mountain Springs Trout Park, "Rainbow Run," 2549 State Highway O, Highlandville, Mo. on Sept. 19, at 4 p.m...
Poulsen -- Burks Wedding (08/26/09)
Lindsay Rae Poulsen and Michael Aaron Burks are pleased to announced their approaching marriage. Lindsay is a 2003 graduate of Highland High School and 2008 graduate of the University of Central Arkansas. Lindsay is currently working on her master's degree...
Trantham -- Hammonds wedding (08/26/09)
Danny and Irma Thomas of Paragould, Ark., and Keith Trantham of Alton, Mo., announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Alicia Trantham to Shayne Hammonds of Morrisville, Mo. The wedding will take place at Mountain Springs Trout Park, "Rainbow Run," 2549 State Highway O, Highlandville, Mo. on Sept. 19, at 4 p.m...
Poulsen -- Burks Wedding (08/26/09)
Lindsay Rae Poulsen and Michael Aaron Burks are pleased to announced their approaching marriage. Lindsay is a 2003 graduate of Highland High School and 2008 graduate of the University of Central Arkansas. Lindsay is currently working on her master's degree...
Poulsen -- Burks Wedding (08/26/09)
Lindsay Rae Poulsen and Michael Aaron Burks are pleased to announced their approaching marriage. Lindsay is a 2003 graduate of Highland High School and 2008 graduate of the University of Central Arkansas. Lindsay is currently working on her master's degree...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (08/26/09)
Jerry Dean Hall, 60, of Ash Flat was arrested on a warrant on Aug. 16 for DWI (4). Hall was released from Fulton County Jail on Aug. 17. Kimberly Wilks, 38, of Mountain Home was arrested on Aug. 17 for DWI (drugs). Wilks is being held in Izard County Jail in lieu of $50,000 bond...
Izard County Sheriff's Report (08/26/09)
As the result of a request to the Izard County Sheriff's Department to conduct a welfare check Sunday night, Aug. 16, on the occupant of a house off state highway 354 between Wiseman and Horseshoe Bend, the body of Sherill Funderburk, 55, was discovered. Eddie Howard, Izard County Coroner and Chief Investigator Charlie Melton investigated and determined the death was not the result of foul play. Sheriff Tate Lawrence said that Funderburk had been under medical care for sometime...
Thayer Police Report (08/26/09)
Kevin R. Merriam, 50, of Hardy, Ark., was arrested Aug. 22 for driving on a suspended license and defective equipment. He posted a bond of $325.
Oregon County Sheriff's Report (08/26/09)
Jacob Shane Burmingham, 24, of Alton, was arrested by the Alton Police Department Aug. 19 on a felony forgery warrant. He posted bond in the amount of $4,900 and was released. Lonnie P. Stevens, 40, of Alton, was arrested Aug. 22 by the sheriff's department for felony non-support. No bond was issued and he remains in the Oregon County Jail...
Missouri Highway Patrol (08/26/09)
David L. Whitehead, 32, of Alton, was driving a 2002 Ford Focus Aug. 19 when an accident occurred on State Route E three miles south of Alton around 12:55 a.m. Whitehead was traveling south of Route E and went off the left side of the roadway, impacting the ditch line. ...
Arkansas State Police (08/26/09)
Tommy Hitt, 69, of Clarkridge, was driving a 2002 Ford F-250 Aug. 20. At 1:14 p.m. a call went out on a accident on State Highway 201. Hitt was south bound on Highway 201. While negotiating a curve Hitt crossed the center line and hit Peggy Parker, 43, of Elizabeth, driving a 2000 Mercury Mountaineer, head on. ...
Thayer Police Report (08/26/09)
Kevin R. Merriam, 50, of Hardy, Ark., was arrested Aug. 22 for driving on a suspended license and defective equipment. He posted a bond of $325.
Oregon County Sheriff's Report (08/26/09)
Jacob Shane Burmingham, 24, of Alton, was arrested by the Alton Police Department Aug. 19 on a felony forgery warrant. He posted bond in the amount of $4,900 and was released. Lonnie P. Stevens, 40, of Alton, was arrested Aug. 22 by the sheriff's department for felony non-support. No bond was issued and he remains in the Oregon County Jail...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (08/26/09)
Jerry Dean Hall, 60, of Ash Flat was arrested on a warrant on Aug. 16 for DWI (4). Hall was released from Fulton County Jail on Aug. 17. Kimberly Wilks, 38, of Mountain Home was arrested on Aug. 17 for DWI (drugs). Wilks is being held in Izard County Jail in lieu of $50,000 bond...
Izard County Sheriff's Report (08/26/09)
As the result of a request to the Izard County Sheriff's Department to conduct a welfare check Sunday night, Aug. 16, on the occupant of a house off state highway 354 between Wiseman and Horseshoe Bend, the body of Sherill Funderburk, 55, was discovered. Eddie Howard, Izard County Coroner and Chief Investigator Charlie Melton investigated and determined the death was not the result of foul play. Sheriff Tate Lawrence said that Funderburk had been under medical care for sometime...
Missouri Highway Patrol (08/26/09)
David L. Whitehead, 32, of Alton, was driving a 2002 Ford Focus Aug. 19 when an accident occurred on State Route E three miles south of Alton around 12:55 a.m. Whitehead was traveling south of Route E and went off the left side of the roadway, impacting the ditch line. ...
Arkansas State Police (08/26/09)
Tommy Hitt, 69, of Clarkridge, was driving a 2002 Ford F-250 Aug. 20. At 1:14 p.m. a call went out on a accident on State Highway 201. Hitt was south bound on Highway 201. While negotiating a curve Hitt crossed the center line and hit Peggy Parker, 43, of Elizabeth, driving a 2000 Mercury Mountaineer, head on. ...
Provow celebrates her 84th (08/26/09)
Lillian Ollhoff Provow of West  Plains, Mo., formerly of Camp, Ark., celebrated her 84th birthday Aug. 20 with a road trip around the area with her youngest daughter, Myra Smith. The road trip was followed by a lunch at Colton's with her two youngest daughters, Myra Smith and Mickey Southard on Sunday...
King to celebrate 90th birthday (08/26/09)
Veda Smith Helm King, formerly of Salem, Ark., now living in Milton Pa., will celebrate her 90th birthday on Wednesday, Aug. 26 with family and friends. Her twin sister, Vena Smith, passed away in 1998.
King to celebrate 90th birthday (08/26/09)
Veda Smith Helm King, formerly of Salem, Ark., now living in Milton Pa., will celebrate her 90th birthday on Wednesday, Aug. 26 with family and friends. Her twin sister, Vena Smith, passed away in 1998.