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Stories from Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Lottery tickets available next week (09/23/09)
"Scratchers" will be introduced to Arkansans on Sept. 28 at 12:01 a.m. as the first of a series of lottery products presented by the Arkansas Lottery Commission (ALC). The lottery will start with four scratch-offs ― a $1, two $2 and one $5 scratcher...
Riding for babies (09/23/09)
Locals help March of Dimes
Areawide Media debutes "Avenues" (09/23/09)
Have you seen it? "Avenues," the new monthly magazine published by Areawide Media is now in stores for you to pick up -- free. "We're able to give this new magazine to our readers at no charge because of the advertisers you find inside," said Erma Harris, editor of Areawide Media. ...
Business Spotlight - Salem Square Bakery (09/23/09)
The smell of freshly made bread and doughnuts hits you as soon as you open the door of the Salem Square Bakery. Owners Diane and Jeff Van Buhler opened the bakery just 15 months ago, but they're still going strong. "We've been here and stood the test of time. Our clients seem to be happy with what we've done for them, and our cake business is doing really well," said Diane Van Buhler. "We appreciate their patronage and we feel that we've had a lot of support from the community."...
Bank locked down after threat (09/23/09)
A local bank was placed on lock down Sept. 18 following a customer's threats to kill tellers, loan officers and himself at the bank. The man was later taken into custody and charged with felony terroristic threatening. According to an affidavit obtained from Highland Police Chief Jeremy Stevens, he was dispatched to the bank following a call from a teller at the bank. ...
Weekend festivals to offer fun (09/23/09)
All sorts of fun and games are scheduled the afternoon of Sept. 26 in downtown Thayer for the Fall Festival. As of Sept. 21, Caroline Sutherland of the Thayer Chamber of Commerce said booth space is filling up with 22 spaces sold. Sutherland said Fun and Friend's Senior Center will sell cotton candy and corn dogs. One booth will sell glow sticks and another booth will sell plastic crafts and quilts and yet another booth will have magnetic jewelry...
Myrtle Yester-Daze (09/23/09)
"Giddy up to Myrtle Yester-Daze" is the theme for the 12th Annual Myrtle Yester-Daze set for Sept. 26 in Myrtle. Events will kick off with a flag raising ceremony at 7 a.m. and a pancake/sausage breakfast cooked by the Myrtle Volunteer Fire Department from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. The breakfast is available for a donation...
Water meter tampering discussed (09/23/09)
Areawide Media debutes "Avenues" (09/23/09)
Have you seen it? "Avenues," the new monthly magazine published by Areawide Media is now in stores for you to pick up -- free. "We're able to give this new magazine to our readers at no charge because of the advertisers you find inside," said Erma Harris, editor of Areawide Media. ...
Second death from swine flu reported (09/23/09)
"Getting your flu shots this fall is an important first step." Margaret Donnelly, MDHSS director
Grand Gulf celebrates 25th Anniversary (09/23/09)
To commemorate its 25th Anniversary, Grand Gulf State Park near Thayer held a celebration with an open house Sept. 19 to seek public input. Sponsored by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, the event provided a way to mark the park's anniversary and give the public an opportunity to comment on the park and its operations...
Bank locked down after threat (09/23/09)
A local bank was placed on lock down Sept. 18 following a customer's threats to kill tellers, loan officers and himself at the bank. The man was later taken into custody and charged with felony terroristic threatening. According to an affidavit obtained from Highland Police Chief Jeremy Stevens, he was dispatched to the bank following a call from a teller at the bank. ...
The Jedlicka Family - 2009 Oregon County Farm Family (09/23/09)
Good family and good neighbors are priceless for Jedlicka family
Extracting to safety (09/23/09)
The heavy rain last week added a sense of reality as the Highland Fire Department conducted auto extraction training at the Highland Fire Department Sept. 16 in collaboration with the Spring River Ambulance Service. The training was a mock-up style vehicle accident in which a teenager caused the wreck as a result of texting while driving. ...
RV tour postponed (09/23/09)
The much anticipated See Arkansas First RV tour was postponed until Sept. 24 when the bus broke down prior to its trip to Hardy. Despite the disappointment, numerous area citizens' showed up for the event. Cathy Drew, executive director of the Ozark Gateway Tourist Council was present for the event that was originally scheduled for Sept. ...
Lottery tickets go on sale Monday (09/23/09)
The much anticipated lottery ticket sales will soon become a reality. Tickets are due to go on sale Sept. 28 at area businesses. In Sharp County, the tickets will be sold at Flash Markets in Ash Flat, Hardy and Evening Shade, Murphy's USA, Rebel Station and White Oak Station...
New magazine, "Avenues," hits the stands (09/23/09)
Have you seen it? "Avenues," the new monthly magazine published by Areawide Media is now in stores for you to pick up -- free. "We're able to give this new magazine to our readers at no charge because of the advertisers you find inside," said Erma Harris, editor of Areawide Media. ...
Council awards certificates of appreciation (09/23/09)
Certificate presentation and sample annexation ordinances were the main topic of the regular monthly meeting of the Cherokee Village City Council Sept. 17 at Cherokee Village City Hall. A moment of silent prayer was observed to honor the service of First Lieutenant Tyler Edward Parten who was killed in combat in Afghanistan Sept. 10 and whose grandparents, Lowell and Charleen Parten, live in Cherokee Village...
Conservation district requests funds (09/23/09)
Sharp County Quorum Court met in their regular monthly meeting Sept. 14 at the Sharp County Courthouse. After reviewing the August minutes, the court proceeded with the reading of reports. In new business, Bob Murphy Sharp County Conservation District board member addressed the quorum court to request $10,000 to help fund projects which the district takes part in throughout the year...
An Area Business Salute- Price Chopper (09/23/09)
Throughout the recent economic downturn it is important to notice area businesses that have survived generations of economic rollercoaster rides and remained in business. Each week through the end of 2009 the Villager Journal will salute these area businesses. Congratulations go out to all those who have remained in our community, making the area a place in which we are proud to call home...
Voters voice opinion during council meeting (09/23/09)
Public opinion on the upcoming wet/dry issue and Hardy's options as a city to address the issue was the main topic of the Hardy City Council meeting held Sept. 15 at Hardy City Hall. Hardy Mayor Nina Thornton invited the public to share their ideas with the city council regarding options the city has if the issue is approved by voters...
Bank locked down after threat (09/23/09)
A local bank was placed on lock down Sept. 18 following a customer's threats to kill tellers, loan officers and himself at the bank. The man was later taken into custody and charged with felony terroristic threatening. According to an affidavit obtained from Highland Police Chief Jeremy Stevens, he was dispatched to the bank following a call from a teller at the bank. ...
Lady Cougars bag regional title (09/23/09)
Rachel Harmon earned medalist honors, helping to to lead the Izard County Lady Cougars to the Class 2A Region 2 girls' golf championship at Coopers Hawk Golf Course Sept. 18. Harmon fired a 75, two shots better than runner-up Maggie Cooper of Melbourne, to earn regional medalist honors for the third straight year...
Hounds wreck Rector (09/23/09)
Stout defense, steady ground attack, pave way for victory
Eagles can't hang with Cats (09/23/09)
If there was one thing the Mountain View/Birch Tree Liberty Eagles had established through the first three football games of the season, it was that quarterback Kole Gastineau had in his possession the keys to a high-octane offense. This was proven by the 117 points the Eagles had scored in weeks one through three, resulting in a perfect 3-0 mark for Liberty...
Streak over, Rebels win (09/23/09)
Defense digs in, holds powerful Mustangs in check
With heavy hearts, Panthers fall to Cavemen (09/23/09)
For a team that had been through so much in the past seven days, the Yellville-Summit Panthers sure did an admirable job during their Sept. 19 trip to Cave City. Just one week earlier, mere hours before they were to take on Salem, five Yellville-Summit football players were involved in an automobile accident that left one, two-way starter and team leader Kymball Duffy, dead...
Junior Rebs pick up 'marquee victory' (09/23/09)
Highland junior Rebel Head Coach Spencer Hill called his team's 14-8 win over the junior Greyhounds at Newport on Sept. 17 "a marquee victory for our junior high." Down 8-6 with about four minutes left in the game, the junior Rebs marched 52 yards for the go-ahead score...
Hog Calls (09/23/09)
FAYETTEVILLE -- From warfare to football, it seems results via air ultimately are determined on the ground. Last Saturday night some 74,210 at Reynolds Razorback Stadium, plus an ESPN audience, got grounded in that lesson at Arkansas' expense. Despite a combined 773 passing yards and 10 touchdown passes, including school records of 408 passing yards and five touchdown passes by Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett, and a Georgia school record five touchdown passes, plus 375 passing yards by quarterback Joe Cox, Georgia's 52-41 victory hinged on the Infantry.. ...
Migthy Mite hounds tangle with Thayer in season-opener (09/23/09)
The Salem Mighty Mite Greyhounds opened the 2009 season by battling the Thayer Bobcats Sept. 12. The third-grade Hounds took to the gridiron for the first time and their clash with the Bobcats went back-and-forth. But in the end, Thayer took a late lead and knocked off Salem 26-14...
Gold Medal winners share childhood bond (09/23/09)
A long time ago, two young boys lived next door to each other in Mammoth Spring. Both youngsters attended the same elementary school and shared a mutual love of playing basketball, both on their neighborhood playground and on their school court, as team mates...
Gold Medal winners share childhood bond (09/23/09)
A long time ago, two young boys lived next door to each other in Mammoth Spring. Both youngsters attended the same elementary school and shared a mutual love of playing basketball, both on their neighborhood playground and on their school court, as team mates...
Duncan tops regional leaderboard (09/23/09)
Kaitlyn Duncan topped the field at the Class 4A Region 2 Golf Tournament at Red Apple Inn in Heber Springs Sept. 15, earning medalist honors for the Highland Lady Rebels. Duncan's 75 was five strokes better than Heber Springs' Katie Webb, who came in second place on the day...
Homers power Spring River to victory over Jonesboro (09/23/09)
Sept. 10 was a cool, overcast day when the softballers from Jonesboro and Trumann came rolling into the Ash Flat Ball Park to play ball. The game against Jonesboro was closer than the final score indicated. Spring River used the home runs of Scott Sanderfur, Joe Bonds, Dave Keylor, Rick Comer and Jim Drozd to score most of its points...
A Legendary return (09/23/09)
One of the things that really stood out about last year's Horseshoe Bend Invitational Tournament happened on the first day, long before the Pro-Am event ever got underway. Kathy Whitworth, one of the greatest winners in the history of golf, was taking part in a putting challenge on the green right outside the Pro Shop at The Course on Turkey Mountain...
A Legendary return (09/23/09)
One of the things that really stood out about last year's Horseshoe Bend Invitational Tournament happened on the first day, long before the Pro-Am event ever got underway. Kathy Whitworth, one of the greatest winners in the history of golf, was taking part in a putting challenge on the green right outside the Pro Shop at The Course on Turkey Mountain...
A Legendary return (09/23/09)
Once again, Hall of Famers ready to thrill Horseshoe Bend
Immediately tagging deer a must (09/23/09)
It is easy to remember the rule for putting a tag on that deer you kill. Do it immediately. Keep in mind the simple phrase, "Bag it, tag it." You must tag your deer before you move it, before you get with your hunting buddy and ask him to help you get the deer back to the vehicle. ...
AGFC says feral hogs fair game (09/23/09)
Feral hogs are not native to North America, but many feral hogs live in Arkansas because of illegal releases and high reproductive success. Hogs compete directly with many native game animals for food and destroy habitat for many other wildlife species...
Feral hog toll mounts in battle for wildlands (09/23/09)
The outcome of Missouri's war against feral hogs remains uncertain, but conservation officials are gathering intelligence behind enemy lines and marshalling forces for a pitched battle. Missouri currently is in the early stages of a feral-hog population boom. ...
Immediately tagging deer a must (09/23/09)
It is easy to remember the rule for putting a tag on that deer you kill. Do it immediately. Keep in mind the simple phrase, "Bag it, tag it." You must tag your deer before you move it, before you get with your hunting buddy and ask him to help you get the deer back to the vehicle. ...
Death Notices published week of September 24, 2009 (09/23/09)
Lillian Sipe Westmoreland, 89, of Sidney, Ark., died Sept. 14, 2009, at Sidney. Arrangements by Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City, Ark. Gracianne "Gracie" McClung, 2, of West Plains, Mo., died Sept. 14, 2009, at West Plains. Arrangements by Carter Funeral Home of Thayer, Mo...
Death Notices published week of September 24, 2009 (09/23/09)
Lillian Sipe Westmoreland, 89, of Sidney, Ark., died Sept. 14, 2009, at Sidney. Arrangements by Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City, Ark. Gracianne "Gracie" McClung, 2, of West Plains, Mo., died Sept. 14, 2009, at West Plains. Arrangements by Carter Funeral Home of Thayer, Mo...
Death Notices published week of September 24, 2009 (09/23/09)
Lillian Sipe Westmoreland, 89, of Sidney, Ark., died Sept. 14, 2009, at Sidney. Arrangements by Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City, Ark. Gracianne "Gracie" McClung, 2, of West Plains, Mo., died Sept. 14, 2009, at West Plains. Arrangements under the direction of Carter Funeral Home of Thayer, Mo...
Connor Allen Armstrong (09/23/09)
Clay and Dana Armstrong of Bon Aire, Ga., are the parents of a baby boy, Connor Allen Armstrong, born Sept. 1, 2009. He weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces and was 20 inches long. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. John Armstrong of Willow Springs, Mo., and Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Blackwell of Camp Hill, Pa...
Gillian Paige Green (09/23/09)
Geoff and Amy Green of West Plains are the parents of a baby girl, Gillian Paige. She was born at 11:44 a.m. Sept. 8 at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 9 pounds, 8 ounces and was 21-1/4 inches long. Grandparents are Phil and Sheila Wheeler, Birch Tree and Walter and Glenna Green, Salem, Ark...
Connor Allen Armstrong (09/23/09)
Clay and Dana Armstrong of Bon Aire, Ga., are the parents of a baby boy, Connor Allen Armstrong, born Sept. 1, 2009. He weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces and was 20 inches long. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. John Armstrong of Willow Springs, Mo., and Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Blackwell of Camp Hill, Pa...
Gillian Paige Green (09/23/09)
Geoff and Amy Green of West Plains are the parents of a baby girl, Gillian Paige. She was born at 11:44 a.m. Sept. 8 at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 9 pounds, 8 ounces and was 21-1/4 inches long. Grandparents are Phil and Sheila Wheeler, Birch Tree and Walter and Glenna Green, Salem, Ark...
Jacobs -- Stucker (09/23/09)
Chris Studebaker of Cherokee Village and Dennis Jacobs of Ash Flat, would like to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Katie Beth Jacobs to Brent Lee Stucker, son of Dennis and Sharon Stucker of Horseshoe Bend. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Muriel Jansen of Cherokee Village, the late Jake Jacobs of Cherokee Village, and the late Chester and Helen Studebaker of West Brooklyn, Ill...
Jacobs -- Stucker (09/23/09)
Chris Studebaker of Cherokee Village and Dennis Jacobs of Ash Flat, would like to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Katie Beth Jacobs to Brent Lee Stucker, son of Dennis and Sharon Stucker of Horseshoe Bend. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Muriel Jansen of Cherokee Village, the late Jake Jacobs of Cherokee Village, and the late Chester and Helen Studebaker of West Brooklyn, Ill...
Jacobs -- Stucker (09/23/09)
Chris Studebaker of Cherokee Village and Dennis Jacobs of Ash Flat, would like to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Katie Beth Jacobs to Brent Lee Stucker, son of Dennis and Sharon Stucker of Horseshoe Bend. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Muriel Jansen of Cherokee Village, the late Jake Jacobs of Cherokee Village, and the late Chester and Helen Studebaker of West Brooklyn, Ill...
Brown celebrates her 90th (09/23/09)
Edith Brown of Thayer, Mo., will celebrate her 90th birthday on Sept. 26 at the Thayer Senior Citizens' Center. Those interested in congratulating her should come by that day from 2-4 p.m. and say "happy birthday" to her.
Brown celebrates her 90th (09/23/09)
Edith Brown of Thayer, Mo., will celebrate her 90th birthday on Sept. 26 at the Thayer Senior Citizens' Center. Those interested in congratulating her should come by that day from 2-4 p.m. and say "happy birthday" to her.
Missouri Highway Patrol (09/23/09)
Kaley M. Hebert, 17, of Thayer, was driving a 1998 Dodge pick-up Sept. 19 west on Route KK when she failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of Routes KK and E at 3:15 a.m. Herbert's vehicle ran through the intersection hitting a dirt embankment and a sign. Elizabeth Nessling, 15, of Thayer, an occupant in the vehicle was transported to Ozarks Medical Center for moderate injuries. The investigating trooper was Sgt. D.D. Finley...
Arkansas State Police (09/23/09)
Betty King, 74, of Mammoth Spring, was driving a 2005 Ford Ranger Sept. 19 around 1:25 p.m. on State Highway 289 in Saddle when she ran into a 1989 Chevrolet parked bus in a field. King was traveling north and while negotiating a curve, she lost control of her vehicle and ran off the north bound side of the highway, traveled 363 feet on the roadside, then struck the bus in a field off the north bound lane. ...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (09/23/09)
Max McKinney, 29, of Walls, Miss., was arrested on warrants for revocation of bond for possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver on Sept. 13. McKinney is being held in Heber Springs Police Department Jail and is on hold for Fulton County pick up when the Heber Springs is through with him...
Izard County Sheriff's Report (09/23/09)
The Izard County Sheriff's Department and the Horseshoe Bend Police Department responded Sept. 16 to a domestic violence call just outside the city limits of Horseshoe Bend. Arrested at the scene was Benjamin J. Hinds, 27, on charges to include possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving while intoxicated-drugs, endangering the welfare of a minor, domestic battering third degree and driving on a suspended license. ...
Missouri Highway Patrol (09/23/09)
Kaley M. Hebert, 17, of Thayer, was driving a 1998 Dodge pick-up Sept. 19 west on Route KK when she failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of Routes KK and E at 3:15 a.m. Herbert's vehicle ran through the intersection hitting a dirt embankment and a sign. Elizabeth Nessling, 15, of Thayer, an occupant in the vehicle was transported to Ozarks Medical Center for moderate injuries. The investigating trooper was Sgt. D.D. Finley...
Arkansas State Police (09/23/09)
Betty King, 74, of Mammoth Spring, was driving a 2005 Ford Ranger Sept. 19 around 1:25 p.m. on State Highway 289 in Saddle when she ran into a 1989 Chevrolet parked bus in a field. King was traveling north and while negotiating a curve, she lost control of her vehicle and ran off the north bound side of the highway, traveled 363 feet on the roadside, then struck the bus in a field off the north bound lane. ...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (09/23/09)
Max McKinney, 29, of Walls, Miss., was arrested on warrants for revocation of bond for possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver on Sept. 13. McKinney is being held in Heber Springs Police Department Jail and is on hold for Fulton County pick up when the Heber Springs is through with him...
Cherokee Village Police Report (09/23/09)
Colton Roberts, 18, of Cherokee Village was cited Sept. 12 for careless driving. Tyler Trivitt, 18, of Cherokee Village was cited Sept. 13 for no proof of insurance. Asa Johnson, 28, of Hardy was cited Sept. 13 for careless and inattentive driving. Alisha Allard, 23, of Cherokee Village was arrested Sept. 16 for public intoxication, endangering the welfare of a minor and no child safety restraint...
Izard County Sheriff's Report (09/23/09)
The Izard County Sheriff's Department and the Horseshoe Bend Police Department responded Sept. 16 to a domestic violence call just outside the city limits of Horseshoe Bend. Arrested at the scene was Benjamin J. Hinds, 27, on charges to include possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving while intoxicated-drugs, endangering the welfare of a minor, domestic battering third degree and driving on a suspended license. ...
Cherokee Village Police Report (09/23/09)
Colton Roberts, 18, of Cherokee Village was cited Sept. 12 for careless driving. Tyler Trivitt, 18, of Cherokee Village was cited Sept. 13 for no proof of insurance. Asa Johnson, 28, of Hardy was cited Sept. 13 for careless and inattentive driving. Alisha Allard, 23, of Cherokee Village was arrested Sept. 16 for public intoxication, endangering the welfare of a minor and no child safety restraint...