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Stories from Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Schools prepare for H1N1 vaccine (10/14/09)
New cases of the H1N1 influenza virus are being recognized daily in the state and local health departments are working hard to stay on top of the pandemic by conducting vaccination clinics at area schools and public locations. Many schools and daycares in the area are also reporting very high absentee rates...
Gordon pleads not guilty! (10/14/09)
Photo by Clover Birdsell Fulton County Sheriff deputies walk Rick Gordon, 61, of Viola to his arraignment at the Fulton County Courthouse at 9:45 a.m. on Oct. 13. Present without an attorney, Gordon pled not guilty to the first-degree murder charge. ...
Dollar General to get new building (10/14/09)
Dollar General stores are commonplace throughout the Ozark Foothills and beyond. Locations are open in Salem, Horseshoe Bend, Ash Flat, Highland, Melbourne and Thayer. A new Dollar General store will be opening in Salem, Ark. It will be located on Highway 9/395 next to the Salem Square. The store will have 9,014 total square feet, said Emily Weiss, media relations manager for Dollar General Corporation in Goodlettsville, Tenn...
Using newspapers as a learning tool (10/14/09)
A total of 545 students receive their local newspaper through Areawide Media's Newspaper in Education program, an ongoing tradition that local businesses are proud to support and continue. Oct. 13 was the first day of the school year the fifth graders at Salem Elementary began examining their local newspaper in the classroom...
Salem Chamber of Commerce to honor several at annual banquet (10/14/09)
Tickets are now on sale for the Salem Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Banquet. The banquet will be held Thursday, Oct. 22 at the Hickinbotham-Miller Building at the Fulton County Fair Grounds. A Social Hour and Silent Auction will start at 5:30 p.m. and the Banquet will start at 6:30 p.m...
Sand mining proposed in Calico Rock (10/14/09)
Evergreen Processing LLC of Shreveport, La., has been given a stormwater construction permit to commence initial development for a proposed mining site for franc sand, a high-grade silica used in natural gas drilling, on property about six miles east of Calico Rock. This is the second time that the company has obtained a stormwater construction permit from Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality...
Department of health offers flu updates (10/14/09)
The Arkansas Department of Health is providing the following update on seasonal and H1N1 flu and the arrival of nasal flu vaccine in the state. What is the nasal spray flu vaccine? What is the nasal spray flu vaccine? There are two types of flu vaccine: the flu shot and the nasal spray vaccine. ...
Sex offender moves into local area (10/14/09)
The Izard County Sheriff's Department is releasing information pursuant to Act 989 of 1997 and amendments of 2006 regarding sex offenders. Joseph C. Mitchell, recently released from prison, is residing on County Road 20 (Newburg Road) about 1.1 miles from the intersection of Newburg Road and Arkansas Highway 9 in Melbourne. ...
Raising money for men with addictions (10/14/09)
Independence Hall at the University of Arkansas Community College was the site of the Fourth Annual Variety Night to benefit John 3:16 Ministries in Cord, a spiritual bootcamp type alternative to hospital based drug treatment programs. The boot camp is not deemed a treatment facility, but more so, a cure, through Jesus Christ. ...
Newspapers in Education (10/14/09)
Photo by Clover Birdsell Oct. 5 was the first day that fifth graders in Corey Johnson's class at Salem Elementary participated in Areawide Media's Newspapers in Education program, and they were a buzz with highlighters in use and lots of questions. The program is sponsored by area businesses and allows for 545 students in the area to receive a copy of their local newspaper each week in an effort to inform, enlighten and entertain the next generation of newspaper readers...
School off distress list (10/14/09)
Mammoth Spring Superintendent Ronald Taylor returned to the school from Little Rock Oct. 12 with some good news from the Arkansas State Board of Education. He reported to the Mammoth Spring School Board that the school district has been marked off the fiscal distress list...
Off the list (10/14/09)
Mammoth Spring Schools back in shape
H1N1 hitting hard (10/14/09)
"What everybody's got right now is swine flu." Sheila Russell, Oregon County Health Department
Bidder, bidder, bidder bid (10/14/09)
Department of Revenue still looking for someone to operate Alton office
Preparing for a disaster (10/14/09)
A disaster is the last place anyone wants to be stuck in the middle of. Tornadoes, floods, ice storms, fires are all examples of situations that require emergency assistance, especially if people lose their homes. The American Red Cross is always there to help with people's emergency needs...
Chamber discusses Spooktacular (10/14/09)
Ghoulish beasts and wicked witches were on the minds of the Mammoth Spring Chamber of Commerce for this year's Spooktacular to be held Oct. 31. Chamber President Glynda Pryor said the Mammoth Spring Bank is planning a car bash, the medical clinic will do a ring toss and the Ladies Junior Auxiliary will have games and other businesses are planning on hosting some fun activities this Halloween...
Southern Stone Company (10/14/09)
Southern Stone Company, LLC, had its ribbon cutting Oct. 7. Southern Stone specializes in hand crafted stone. The company is owned by Fred and Dionne Komm and Charles and Deanna Smith. Southern Stone is at 509 North Highway 19 in front of Komm Storage. For more information about what the company has to offer call 264-7676...
Ribbon Cutting (10/14/09)
Farmers Insurance Group had a ribbon cutting ceremony Sept. 23. The insurance agent is Shawn Justice. Farmers Insurance is at 112 Chestnut Street in Thayer.
Fall Festival on agenda (10/14/09)
The Thayer Chamber of Commerce met Oct. 7 in the board room of the Bank of Thayer and discussed how things went at the Fall Festival. Many chamber members had positive comments about the event. Chamber President Scott Ream commented that there were a lot of families that attended the Fall Festival and had fun...
Event to highlight Narrows history (10/14/09)
The Mark Twain National Forest Eleven Point Ranger District and the Oregon County Commissioners will sponsor an event on the Narrows that will tell visitors about the history of the Narrows and the Morgan Spring area. The event will be held Oct. 24 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m...
Using newspapers as a learning tool (10/14/09)
Passing a classroom full of kids going through newspapers, one would have thought they were working on a paper mache project. However, these students were actually reading the newspaper instead of tearing it apart. These students are learning through a Newspapers in Education project...
"Oh, What a Tangled Web" Cast (10/14/09)
Photo by Steven Looney Mammoth Spring High School students performed the comedy "Oh, What a Tangled Web," by John R. Carroll Oct. 8 and 9 in the Multi-Purpose Building. Cast members are back row from left: Brittany Bearden, Nicole Paschal, A.J. Smith and David Clark. Seated from left are Craig Hoover, Alexa Blankenship, Kendal Rogers and Austin Lemonds. Alexa Blankenship stepped in to play Ms. Quigley in place of Bianca Paige, who had the flu and couldn't perform...
Department of health offers flu updates (10/14/09)
The Arkansas Department of Health is providing the following update on seasonal and H1N1 flu and the arrival of nasal flu vaccine in the state. What is the nasal spray flu vaccine? What is the nasal spray flu vaccine? There are two types of flu vaccine: the flu shot and the nasal spray vaccine. ...
Creative Poverty has creative history (10/14/09)
Treasure hunting, bargain shopping, antiquing, whatever people call it, they are always looking for something unique or a one-of-a-kind something that can add charm to their home or something they can pass down in their family. One place in Thayer is as unique as the items sold in it. Creative Poverty on Front Street in Thayer, owned by Clyda Herbold, is a place people can go to if they want to travel back in time and bring a little something back to their homes...
Schools to give H1N1 vaccine (10/14/09)
New cases of the H1N1 influenza virus are being recognized daily in the state and local health departments are working hard to stay on top of the pandemic by conducting vaccination clinics at area schools and public locations. Many schools and daycares in the area are also reporting very high absentee rates...
DOH offers flu updates (10/14/09)
The Arkansas Department of Health is providing the following update on seasonal and H1N1 flu and the arrival of nasal flu vaccine in the state. What is the nasal spray flu vaccine? What is the nasal spray flu vaccine? There are two types of flu vaccine: the flu shot and the nasal spray vaccine. ...
Raising money for men with addictions (10/14/09)
Independence Hall at the University of Arkansas Community College was the site of the Fourth Annual Variety Night to benefit John 3:16 Ministries in Cord, a spiritual bootcamp type alternative to hospital based drug treatment programs. The boot camp is not deemed a treatment facility, but more so, a cure, through Jesus Christ. ...
Raising money for men with addictions (10/14/09)
Independence Hall at the University of Arkansas Community College was the site of the Fourth Annual Variety Night to benefit John 3:16 Ministries in Cord, a spiritual bootcamp type alternative to hospital based drug treatment programs. The boot camp is not deemed a treatment facility, but more so, a cure, through Jesus Christ. ...
Hightower arrested in burglaries (10/14/09)
A series of commercial burglaries in the Sharp County area has been solved by the Sharp County Police Department. Behind bars for commercial burglary is David A. Hightower of Ash Flat. In a press release provided by Sharp County Sheriff Dale Weaver, he said that on Oct. 3, the Ash Flat Police Department responded to call from Remington Plaza in Ash Flat to take a report regarding a burglary of one of the businesses located within the strip mall...
An Area Business Salute- Wiles Cabinet Shop (10/14/09)
Remaining in business through many tough economic times is exactly what Wiles Cabinet Shop has done. They have weathered many storms, both literally and figuratively, and after 40 years of serving customers in the area, they still build quality products that their customers are proud to display in their homes...
State Champions (10/14/09)
WINNING STYLE: The Melbourne Bearkatz topped the field at the Class 2A Boys' Golf State Tournament Oct. 7 at Cooper's Hawk in Melbourne. Sam Cooper and Brad Lamb also earned All-State honors and an invitation to the Overall Golf Championship Oct. 15 in Little Rock. ...
Bearkatz state champions (10/14/09)
Really, all the suspense in this one happened late. Well after the fact. The Melbourne Bearkatz turned back the rest of their Class 2A competitors with relative ease, winning the boys' state golf championship by 20 strokes Oct. 7 at Cooper's Hawk in Melbourne...
Alumni football game on tap at Salem High School (10/14/09)
The Salem alumni football game is set for Oct. 17 at Greyhound Stadium on the campus of Salem High School. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the 2009 senior class lock-in. Everyone is invited to play or watch the game.
It's Homecoming Time! (10/14/09)
Photo by Emily McIntosh Thayer High School's Homecoming is scheduled for Oct. 16. The parade will begin at 2 p.m. with lineup at 1:30 p.m. Student Council members will be on Chestnut Street between 6th and 10th Streets with parade lineup sheets. After the parade, there will be a community pep rally on Chestnut Street. ...
Homecoming Court (10/14/09)
Photo by Emily McIntosh Thayer's Attendants for the Homecoming Court are from left sitting with escorts standing: Freshman, Emily Eckman with escort Cody Gitzen; Sophomore, Faith Barton with escort Kendall Pitman and Junior, Kaitie Greer with escort Brandon Martin...
Lady Grizzlies knock off Land Lake College (10/14/09)
The Missouri State University-West Plains Grizzly Volleyball team's record now stands at 13-6 with last week's 25-22, 25-17, 25-18 victory over Lake Land College in Mattoon, Ill. "We didn't really know what to expect from Lake Land," Grizzly assistant volleyball coach Courtney Hendrickson said. "We started off slow, but we picked it up. Our players did well. I'm happy they pulled away with a win in three games."...
Homecoming Royalty (10/14/09)
Photo by Mitch Sparks Highland Senior, Kaitlin Scribner, was crowned the 2009 Homecoming Queen during the homecoming festivities Oct. 9. She was escorted by Michael Tarver.
Eagan All-State golfer (10/14/09)
Fordyce came out on top of the field at the Class 4A Boys' State Golf Tournament Oct. 7 at DeGray Golf Course in Arkadelphia. Malvern was runner-up after finishing one stroke back of Fordyce. Shiloh Christian (246) was third and Valley View (253) fourth...
Rebels prove to be better mudders (10/14/09)
Highland has slippery fun in shutout of Warriors on homecoming
Junior Rebs stay perfect in conference (10/14/09)
Hoxie beat Highland. Valley View beat Hoxie. The Junior Rebels proved they aren't the same team that got beat during the first game of the season. Stiff defense and the running ability of Sterling Stowers kept the junior Rebs perfect in conference with a 30-19 win over the Junior Blazers at home on Oct. 8...
Hog Calls (10/14/09)
FAYETTEVILLE - It may not be the star tailback role he held at Camden Fairview and was recruited to assume at Arkansas, but De'Anthony Curtis has found his niche as a Razorback. Niches, actually. For the two big second-quarter catches the sophomore running back logged in the Hogs' 47-19 victory over Texas A&M tell only part of his recent story...
North Arkansas hunters need to look up this fall - carefully (10/14/09)
In the logging industry, they talk of danger from "widow makers." Hunters in north Arkansas also need to be aware of possible overhead perils. A widow maker is a tree that is cut, but hangs up against another tree. For hunters, the danger is hanging limbs, results of last winter's extensive ice storms...
Wildlife code changes now in effect (10/14/09)
Changes to Missouri's wildlife code that went into effect July 1 affect youth and non-resident permits, the antler-point restriction, urban deer hunting zones and the timing of the antlerless and muzzleloader portions of firearms deer season. The youth deer and turkey hunting permit, which has been around since 1999, no longer is available...
North Arkansas hunters need to look up (10/14/09)
In the logging industry, they talk of danger from "widow makers." Hunters in north Arkansas also need to be aware of possible overhead perils. A widow maker is a tree that is cut, but hangs up against another tree. For hunters, the danger is hanging limbs, results of last winter's extensive ice storms...
Death Notices published week of October 15, 2009 (10/14/09)
Patricia May Sexton, 68, of Alton, Mo., died Sept. 30, 2009, at Alton, Mo. Arrangements by the Carter Funeral Home of Thayer, Mo. James "Jamie" Raymond Hicks, 37, of Hardy, Ark., died Oct. 4, 2009, at his home. Arrangements by Tri-County Funeral Home of Highland, Ark...
Death Notices published week of October 15, 2009 (10/14/09)
Patricia May Sexton, 68, of Alton, Mo., died Sept. 30, 2009, at Alton, Mo. Arrangements by the Carter Funeral Home of Thayer, Mo. James "Jamie" Raymond Hicks, 37, of Hardy, Ark., died Oct. 4, 2009, at his home. Arrangements by Tri-County Funeral Home of Highland, Ark...
Death Notices published week of October 15, 2009 (10/14/09)
Billy Joe Simmons, 80, of Bay, Ark., died Oct. 8, 2009, at his home in Bay. Arrangements by Tri-County Funeral Home of Highland, Ark. Charlie Robbins, 74, of Hardy, Ark., died Tuesday, at the Ash Flat Nursing and Rehab. Arrangements by Heath Funeral Home, Oak Hill Chapel, Highland, Ark...
Harpoles to celebrate 70th wedding anniversary (10/14/09)
Chet and Maxine Harpole of West Plains, will be honored on the occasion of their 70th wedding anniversary with a reception from 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 7 at the First Baptist Church, South Campus, West Plains, Mo. All friends and family are invited; omission of gifts is requested...
Harpoles to celebrate 70th wedding anniversary (10/14/09)
Chet and Maxine Harpole of West Plains, will be honored on the occasion of their 70th wedding anniversary with a reception from 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 7 at the First Baptist Church, South Campus, West Plains, Mo. All friends and family are invited; omission of gifts is requested...
Izard County Sheriff's Report (10/14/09)
Senior Deputy J.T. Baker, in the course of investigating a report of a stolen vehicle, searched the house at 204 School Loop in Oxford during the early morning hours on Oct. 6. Keith McMahan, an occupant of the house was also searched and found in his possession were one used syringe, one unused syringe and rolling papers. ...
Missouri Highway Patrol (10/14/09)
Monica E. Nieland, 22, of Thayer, driving a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt, rear-ended William K. Pearson, 20, of Alton, driving a 1998 Chevrolet S10 pickup on U.S. Highway 63 about 2 miles north of Koshkonong on Oct. 7 around 4:05 p.m. Pearson was taken to Ozarks Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries and Kevin P. Schierhold, 48, of Alton, an occupant in one of the vehicles, was also taken to Ozarks Medical Center to treatment of minor injuries...
Izard County Sheriff's Report (10/14/09)
Senior Deputy J.T. Baker, in the course of investigating a report of a stolen vehicle, searched the house at 204 School Loop in Oxford during the early morning hours on Oct. 6. Keith McMahan, an occupant of the house was also searched and found in his possession were one used syringe, one unused syringe and rolling papers. ...
Sharp County Sheriff's Report (10/14/09)
Mark Allen Johnson, 21, of Strawberry was arrested Sept. 25 on a warrant for leaving the scene of an accident, driving on a suspended and a hold for Lawrence County. Jeffrey D. Holt, 25, of Cave City was arrested Sept. 25 for driving on a suspended and speeding...
Sharp County Sheriff's Report (10/14/09)
Mark Allen Johnson, 21, of Strawberry was arrested Sept. 25 on a warrant for leaving the scene of an accident, driving on a suspended and a hold for Lawrence County. Jeffrey D. Holt, 25, of Cave City was arrested Sept. 25 for driving on a suspended and speeding...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (10/14/09)
Nathan Michaels, 24, of Mammoth Spring was arrested on Sept. 23 for DWI (3), careless driving, no seat belt, no insurance, disorderly conduct, no vehicle license and driving on suspended license. Michaels was released from Fulton County Jail on Sept. 28 on Own Recognizance bond...
Thayer Police Report (10/14/09)
Brandon Allan Jones, 25, of Rock Springs, Wyo., was charged Sept. 21 with DWI and making loud and offensive noises. Bond was set at $524. Allison R. Boddie, 19, of Thayer, was charged Oct. 2 for going 68 mph in a 50 mph speed zone. Bradley L. Miller, 19, of Alton, was charged Oct. 2 for possession of marijuana, driving on a suspended license and driving a vehicle off the designated portion of the roadway. Bond was set at $924...
Oregon County Sheriff's Report (10/14/09)
Richard A. Williams, 45, of Thayer, was transported to the Department of Corrections in Bonne Terre Oct. 6.