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Stories from Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Bears shot at Union home (10/21/09)
Adrenaline got the best of a man in Union on Oct. 10, when he was called to his mother's home to protect her and her sister from a mother bear and her three cubs. The sow and three cubs were shot by Bruce Knapp, 48, of Pineville. The sow and one of the cubs was shot out of a tree on the property, then Knapp walked across the road where the other two cubs were and shot them, said Brian Gaskins, wildlife officer for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission...
Budgets on chopping block (10/21/09)
A special Fulton County quorum court meeting is slated for Oct. 26 to continue discussing budget cuts for Fulton County General. Among a variety of tactics to reduce overhead, the county is considering not giving raises to their employees. The court received proposed 2010 budgets for the offices of Fulton County General at the Oct. ...
45 years of making music (10/21/09)
Ozark Mountain Music Makers celebration
Trash increases, Landfill expanding (10/21/09)
IESI landfill on the eastern edge of Fulton County continues to expand, creating more room to serve the northern Arkansas and southern Missouri area. The success of a landfill is measured by every environmental agency in the country. "Most of it is just management," Smith said. "It's expensive. It's a matter of keeping your landfill in regulation."...
2009 Thayer Homecoming Queen (10/21/09)
Photo by Steven Looney The whole city of Thayer was a buzz on the day of Homecoming with a parade, pep rally, crowning of the Homecoming Queen followed by the football game and alumni meetings. Madalyn King was crowned the 2009 Thayer Homecoming Queen. She was escorted by Stefan Cotham and Adam Crase...
First swine flu clinic successful (10/21/09)
The Oregon County Health Department in Alton hosted their first swine flu clinic Oct. 19 and will continue to offer the vaccine for free to those who want it as long as supplies are available. Missouri received its first shipments of the H1N1 vaccine earlier this month. However, a delay in the shipping of the vaccine to Oregon County was unexpected but overcome once the shipment arrived...
Contract given for Thayer office (10/21/09)
The Missouri Department of Revenue announced Oct. 15 that the Thayer License Office along with five other license offices in the state were awarded management contracts through a bidding process put in place by Gov. Jay Nixon in July. "In the past, many license offices were awarded solely to those who had political connections, and there were no standards for customer service or financial efficiency," Gov. ...
Howell-Oregon Electric unsupportive of bill (10/21/09)
Climate change bills have been floating between the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate and many electric cooperatives are unsupportive of them including Howell-Oregon Electric. One climate change bill would propose a cap-and-trade system for global warming reduction...
Thayer receives check for reimbursement (10/21/09)
The Thayer City Council was proud to welcome Matthew Brodersen, a representative from MIRMA (Missouri Intergovernmental Risk Management Association), who presented the council with a check in the amount of $7,546.15. "At MIRMA, we're committed to risk management, and we have a program where we help reimburse a member city on a portion of the cost of equipment that will make the city workers safer or help limit their liability exposures," Brodersen said. ...
Budgets on chopping block (10/21/09)
A special Fulton County quorum court meeting is slated for Oct. 26 to continue discussing budget cuts for Fulton County General. Among a variety of tactics to reduce overhead, the county is considering not giving raises to their employees. The court received proposed 2010 budgets for the offices of Fulton County General at the Oct. ...
Nursing program expanding (10/21/09)
Gov. Jay Nixon highlighted the Caring for Missourians program Oct. 14 in St. Louis on the University of Missouri campus and praised the program for providing Missouri's colleges and universities with more nursing and other medical degree opportunities...
Driver of stolen vehicle had outstanding warrants (10/21/09)
The Thayer Police Department tracked down a stolen vehicle Oct. 8 when the Arkansas State Police called the police department about the stolen vehicle heading into Thayer around 2 p.m. Thayer Police Chief David Bailey went out to patrol the town and see if he could find the vehicle when an Arkansas trooper called the Thayer Police Department to tell him that the vehicle was in Thayer. Officer Michael Bunting and Chief Bailey pulled over the vehicle in question...
Bears shot at Fulton County residence (10/21/09)
Adrenaline got the best of a man in Union on Oct. 10, when he was called to his mother's home to protect her and her sister from a mother bear and her three cubs. The sow and three cubs were shot by Bruce Knapp, 48, of Pineville. The sow and one of the cubs was shot out of a tree on the property, then Knapp walked across the road where the other two cubs were and shot them, said Brian Gaskins, wildlife officer for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission...
Annexation meeting draws large crowd, much discussion about proposal (10/21/09)
The much debated issue of annexing white areas in Cherokee Village, known locally as 160 acres and Big Oak Estates, was discussed at a public meeting Oct. 14 before Cherokee Village City Council at Cherokee Village City Hall. These white areas are defined as areas that are located within the geological barriers of the city, yet when the city of Cherokee Village was incorporated in 1998, these and a few other regions were not included in the city boundaries...
Sharp County Sheriff's Office announces launch of new Web site (10/21/09)
Sharp County Sheriff Dale Weaver has announced the launch of its new Web site. Sharp County Detective Ken Guidry said the Web site is very functional and includes updated press releases. Links on the Web site also familiarize residents of the county with personnel who work for the Sheriff's Department, including deputies, detectives and jailers as well as the central dispatch staff...
Board puts Williford Library on hold for now (10/21/09)
The many perils the city of Williford has faced regarding getting a new library seems to be never ending. Recently, Marilyn Bishoff, a close friend of the late Glenna Garner, a teacher from Williford who had a great love for the Williford Library, announced the receipt of a $200,000 grant to purchase property for a new library for the city as well as to pay for the renovation of the existing building. ...
Family violence awareness display set at Ozarka College (10/21/09)
The toll that family violence places on families and society as a whole is overwhelming. Statistics indicate one in four women will experience domestic violence in their lifetime. Although this violence also impacts men, 85 percent are women, indicating that women are the primary victims of the senseless violence...
Area day cares learn about fire prevention and safety (10/21/09)
Stacy Horton, Ash Flat fire chief, and Adam Bates, a fireman for the department visited area daycares Oct. 7 to teach youngsters about the importance of fire safety for the annual Fire Prevention Week. The 2009 slogan for the campaign is "Stay Fire Smart, Don't Get Burned."...
An Area Business Salute - Ash Flat Pharmacy (10/21/09)
Throughout the recent economic downturn it is important to notice area businesses that have survived generations of economic roller coaster 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...
Highland Middle School hosts favorite character day (10/21/09)
The halls of Highland Middle School were crawling with students and teachers dressed in what appeared at first to be an early Halloween costume parade Oct. 15, but the event was of a more educational nature. Students dressed as their favorite book characters for the day. The Second Annual Book Character Day was a part of the Arkansas Department of Educations standards for developing good characterization skills...
Miller charged with raping 11-year-old girl (10/21/09)
An investigation dating back to August led to the arrest of Travis W. Miller, 33, of Hardy. Miller was arrested for rape and sexual assault, both class Y felonies by the Hardy Police Department Oct. 15. According to information obtained from an affidavit from Sharp County Circuit Court, the August interview was conducted by Cherokee Village Police Sergeant Richy Thatcher with the 11-year old female victim's mother. ...
National Fire Safety Week (10/21/09)
Photo/ Tammy Curtis Mrs. Melissa's ABC Preschool at Ash Flat took the opportunity to pose for a picture with the Ash Flat Fire Department's shiny red fire truck after visiting with Fire Chief Stacy Horton and fireman Adam Bates about fire safety.
Fire Safety (10/21/09)
Photo/ Tammy Curtis Mrs. Sha's Daycare at Ash Flat listens intently as Ash Flat Fire Chief Stacy Horton and fireman Adam Bates discuss fire safety with them. The kids were presented badges, hats and a goodie bag for their participation in the National Fire Safety Prevention Week activity...
And the Emmy goes to: Jake Allston (10/21/09)
The thrill of winning an Emmy award is a lifetime dream few will ever accomplish. Many make it to the ceremonies in the form of a nomination after years of work in various aspects of the film industry. Jake Allston, the 23-year-old grandson of Marilyn and the late Bob Barker of Cherokee Village, is one of those distinguished enough to have received an Emmy Award at the Daytime Entertainment Emmy Creative Arts Awards in Los Angeles Aug. 29...
How bout them Hounds? (10/21/09)
One great start deserves one excellent finish. Already off to their fastest start in school history, the Salem Greyhounds added to their impressive 2009 resume with a thrilling 20-16 victory over the Marked Tree Indians Oct. 16 at Greyhound Stadium...
In the district driver's seat (10/21/09)
In real estate, it's all about location, location, location. Turns out location is also an important factor in high school football. Fueld by an explosive offense and loaded with a ton of talented skill players at almost every position, the Miller Cardinals have been one of the top teams in Class 1 the past couple of seasons and have lost just four games in two seasons...
Blazers slip past Rebels (10/21/09)
The game looked to be set up nicely for Highland, with a little rain and mud to slow down the Blazer's spread offense. The return of Michael Tarver added another element to the already potent Rebel running game. The Rebels reduced their turnovers, but the passing game and their penchant for penalties sank Highland again, as the Rebs lost to Valley View 14-6 on Oct. 16 on the Blazers' home turf...
Carpenter-to-Engleman does the trick (10/21/09)
Even though they've only played varsity football for four seasons now, those seasons have been sprinkled with a number of memorable plays for the Cave City Cavemen. But this one automatically moves to the head of the class. Trailing the Rivercrest Colts 14-13 in a battle of 3-3A unbeatens, Cave City quarterback Dalton Carpenter hit wingback Tyler Engleman with a 19-yard touchdown pass with 26 seconds left in the game, giving the Cavemen their most important victory in team history...
Junior Rebs dominate rival Redskins (10/21/09)
Highland scored on all of its first half possessions and one of Pocahontas' to beat the junior Redskins 30-6 on Oct. 15 in Pocahontas, keeping the junior Rebs perfect in conference play. A 31-yard pass from Quinton Maag to Michael Copeland set up a Sterling Stowers 13-yard touchdown for the Junior Rebs' first score...
Hog Calls (10/21/09)
FAYETTEVILLE -- For veteran Razorbacks fans, this likely seems the most heartbreaking loss to a nationally ranked No. 1 team since losing 15-14 to Texas in the 1969 Shootout. And to the reigning national/SEC champion Florida Gators, the 23-20 win last Saturday at their Swamp in Gainesville, Fla., it was like a "Rocky" remake...
BBQ benefit slated (10/21/09)
The Salem Greyhound Mighty Mite football annual fundraiser is scheduled for Oct. 27 at Greyhound Stadium. A dinner of pork tenderloin, baked beans, coleslaw, roll and a drink will be available from 4-6 p.m. that evening. The dinner is sponsored by No Buns BBQ and proceeds go to the Salem Mighty Mite Football Association...
Mighty Mite Hounds, Bearkatz tangle (10/21/09)
The Salem Greyhound Mighty Mites clashed with Melbourne on a wonderful fall morning Oct. 10. The first groups to hook up were the third-graders and the Hounds were fired up and ready to roll. From the first whistle, Salem took the early lead and with the defense holding strong, the offense was able to move the ball, helping led the Greyhounds to a 22-8 victory...
Hot Pink a red-hot success (10/21/09)
The Cherokee Village Women's 18-Hole Golf Association hosted the Hot Pink Breast Cancer Golf Tournament Oct.7 at Cherokee Village's North Golf Course. Pink was the color for the fall gathering, starting with a pink breakfast. A silent auction was also held during the day...
Zone doe permits give way to doe days in deer management (10/21/09)
The dropping of zone doe quota permits for doe days in some zones is part of the deer management plan of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. The change is effective this season for deer zones 2, 3, 6, 7, 8 and 11. Deer zones 1 and 10 changed from zone doe permits to doe days last year...
iPhone has AGFC app (10/21/09)
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission's new iPhone app is now available through the Apple App Store under the "Utilities" category. You can also find the application by searching for "Arkansas Game and Fish Commission" in the App Store. The AGFC is the first state conservation agency in the nation to develop and release an iPhone application with the ability to check game and search important hunting and fishing information...
Nominations being accepted for Arbor Award of Excellence (10/21/09)
The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and the Missouri Community Forestry Council (MCFC) are accepting nominations for the 2010 Missouri Arbor Award of Excellence. The annual award recognizes communities, institutions and individuals that act as good stewards for trees in their communities through significant and sustained efforts to improve community forest health...
iPhone has AGFC app (10/21/09)
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission's new iPhone app is now available through the Apple App Store under the "Utilities" category. You can also find the application by searching for "Arkansas Game and Fish Commission" in the App Store. The AGFC is the first state conservation agency in the nation to develop and release an iPhone application with the ability to check game and search important hunting and fishing information...
Zone doe permits give way to doe days in deer management (10/21/09)
The dropping of zone doe quota permits for doe days in some zones is part of the deer management plan of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. The change is effective this season for deer zones 2, 3, 6, 7, 8 and 11. Deer zones 1 and 10 changed from zone doe permits to doe days last year...
Death Notices published week of October 22, 2009 (10/21/09)
Betty Carol Rogers, 58, of Salem, Ark., died Oct. 13, 2009, at her home. Arrangements by Barker Funeral Home in Salem. Sissy "Lisa" Magnuson, 60, of Koshkonong, Mo., died Oct. 14, 2009, at National Health Care in West Plains, Mo. Arrangements by Carter Funeral Home of Thayer, Mo...
Death Notices published week of October 22, 2009 (10/21/09)
Betty Carol Rogers, 58, of Salem, Ark., died Oct. 13, 2009, at her home. Arrangements by Barker Funeral Home in Salem. Sissy "Lisa" Magnuson, 60, of Koshkonong, Mo., died Oct. 14, 2009, at National Health Care in West Plains, Mo. Arrangements by Carter Funeral Home of Thayer, Mo...
Death Notices published week of October 22, 2009 (10/21/09)
Robert Edward "Mr. Bob" Shinn, 90, of Hardy, Ark., died Oct. 10, 2009, in Ash Flat, Ark. Arrangements by Tri-County Funeral Home of Highland, Ark. Robert Russell "Bud" Stevens, 75, of Illinois, died Oct. 11, 2009. Arrangements by Schreffler Funeral Homes of Kankekee, Ill...
Quincy Elizabeth Hurtt (10/21/09)
Riley Hurtt is proud to announce the birth of his baby sister, Quincy Elizabeth. Quincy was born Aug. 20, 2009, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Ark., and weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces and was 20-1/2 inches long. She is the daughter of Rusty and Miranda Hurtt of Salem, Ark...
Quincy Elizabeth Hurtt (10/21/09)
Riley Hurtt is proud to announce the birth of his baby sister, Quincy Elizabeth. Quincy was born Aug. 20, 2009, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Ark., and weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces and was 20-1/2 inches long. She is the daughter of Rusty and Miranda Hurtt of Salem, Ark...
Jacob William Horton Jr. (10/21/09)
Jacob and Shannon Horton of Cherokee Village, Ark., announce the birth of a son on Oct. 17, 2009, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. The baby has been named Jacob William Horton Jr. He weighed 6 pounds, 2 ounces. His sibling was Kaylee Horton...
Quincy Elizabeth Hurtt (10/21/09)
Riley Hurtt is proud to announce the birth of his baby sister, Quincy Elizabeth. Quincy was born Aug. 20, 2009, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Ark., and weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces and was 20-1/2 inches long. She is the daughter of Rusty and Miranda Hurtt of Salem, Ark...
Zane Alan Phelps (10/21/09)
Zane Alan Phelps was born Oct. 8, 2009, at St. Bernard's Hospital, Birthcare Center, Jonesboro, Ark. He weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces and is the son of Scott and Charnan Phelps of Cherokee Village, Ark. Grandparents are Kenneth and Deborah Sapp of Highland, Ark., and Lynn and Terry Phelps of Cherokee Village...
Long-Barker (10/21/09)
Bailey Pate Long and Steven Luther (Luke) Barker will be married in a private family ceremony on Nov. 20. There will be a reception on Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. at Salem First Baptist Church in Salem, Ark. All family and friends are invited to attend this reception...
Long-Barker (10/21/09)
Bailey Pate Long and Steven Luther (Luke) Barker will be married in a private family ceremony on Nov. 20. There will be a reception on Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. at Salem First Baptist Church in Salem, Ark. All family and friends are invited to attend this reception...
Pingletons celebrate 65th anniversary (10/21/09)
Sept. 7, was a good day for Grover and Jo Pingleton as they celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. Their two children, five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren came to spend time with them. They also had family and friends coming and calling to make their day very special...
Wolosuks to celebrate 60th wedding anniversary (10/21/09)
On their 60th wedding anniversary, Nov. 1, George and Maureen Wolosuk will renew their vows at the Village Bible Church. Pastor Buddy Hinze will officiate. A reception will follow at the fellowship hall.
Pingletons celebrate 65th anniversary (10/21/09)
Sept. 7, was a good day for Grover and Jo Pingleton as they celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. Their two children, five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren came to spend time with them. They also had family and friends coming and calling to make their day very special...
Wolosuks to celebrate 60th wedding anniversary (10/21/09)
On their 60th wedding anniversary, Nov. 1, George and Maureen Wolosuk will renew their vows at the Village Bible Church. Pastor Buddy Hinze will officiate. A reception will follow at the fellowship hall.
Wolosuks to celebrate 60th wedding anniversary (10/21/09)
On their 60th wedding anniversary, Nov. 1, George and Maureen Wolosuk will renew their vows at the Village Bible Church. Pastor Buddy Hinze will officiate. A reception will follow at the fellowship hall.
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (10/21/09)
David Bryant, 25, of Salem was arrested on Oct. 16 for DWI, careless driving, fleeing and resisting arrest. Bryant was released from Fulton County Jail after posting a $2,215 bond. Ricky Due, 39, of Gepp was arrested on Oct. 17 for night hunting and felony possession of firearm on Fairview Road. Due was released from Fulton County on Oct. 17 after posting a $5,620 bond...
Horseshoe Bend Police Department (10/21/09)
Eilkina Lane, 58, of Horseshoe Bend was charged on Oct. 14 with possession of a controlled substance after she was served with a warrant for violation of the Arkansas Hot Check Law.
Horseshoe Bend City Court (10/21/09)
Defendant, Violation, Total, Judgment Alberson, Dolly, no driver's license, $115, dismissed. Augsburger, Kimberly, animals running at large, $55, warrant-Failure to Appear. Boyd Jr., Delbert, unsightly conditions on real prop, $40, continued to Oct. 13...
Izard County Sheriff's Report (10/21/09)
On Monday, Oct. 12 Senior Deputy Gabe Sanders made a felony traffic stop with assistance from the Arkansas State Police, Arkansas Game and Fish officers, and other Izard County deputies on Arkansas Highway 177 in anticipation that a wanted felon would be in the vehicle. ...
Oregon County Sheriff's Report (10/21/09)
Gary Wayne Crabtree, 48, of Alton, was arrested Oct. 16 for felony domestic assault. He also had a warrant out of Illinois. Bond for Oregon County is set at $10,000. There is no bond set for him out of Illinois. Kisyha M. Couch, 36, of Thayer, was arrested Oct. 19 for felony probation violation. No bond has been set...
Thayer Police Report (10/21/09)
Jonathan E. Thompson, 24, of Thayer, was charged Oct. 18 with DWI and failure to drive on the right half of a roadway of sufficient width. His bond was set at $524 and he was held on a mandatory 8-hour hold.
Horseshoe Bend Police Department (10/21/09)
Eilkina Lane, 58, of Horseshoe Bend was charged on Oct. 14 with possession of a controlled substance after she was served with a warrant for violation of the Arkansas Hot Check Law.
Horseshoe Bend City Court (10/21/09)
Defendant, Violation, Total, Judgment Alberson, Dolly, no driver's license, $115, dismissed. Augsburger, Kimberly, animals running at large, $55, warrant-Failure to Appear. Boyd Jr., Delbert, unsightly conditions on real prop, $40, continued to Oct. 13...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (10/21/09)
David Bryant, 25, of Salem was arrested on Oct. 16 for DWI, careless driving, fleeing and resisting arrest. Bryant was released from Fulton County Jail after posting a $2,215 bond. Ricky Due, 39, of Gepp was arrested on Oct. 17 for night hunting and felony possession of firearm on Fairview Road. Due was released from Fulton County on Oct. 17 after posting a $5,620 bond...
Cherokee Village Police Report (10/21/09)
Jeffery Major Harris, 19, of Cherokee Village was arrested Oct. 3 on a Cherokee Village warrant for third degree battery. John Curtis, 39, of Hardy was arrested Oct. 3 for driver's license suspended for DWI and no proof of insurance. Kevin Merriam, 50, of Hardy was arrested Oct. 6 on a Cherokee Village warrant for failure to appear on driving left of center and driving on a suspended driver's license for DWI...
Cherokee Village Police Report (10/21/09)
Jeffery Major Harris, 19, of Cherokee Village was arrested Oct. 3 on a Cherokee Village warrant for third degree battery. John Curtis, 39, of Hardy was arrested Oct. 3 for driver's license suspended for DWI and no proof of insurance. Kevin Merriam, 50, of Hardy was arrested Oct. 6 on a Cherokee Village warrant for failure to appear on driving left of center and driving on a suspended driver's license for DWI...
Horseshoe Bend City Court (10/21/09)
Defendant, Violation, Total, Judgment Alberson, Dolly, no driver's license, $115, dismissed. Augsburger, Kimberly, animals running at large, $55, warrant-Failure to Appear. Boyd Jr., Delbert, unsightly conditions on real prop, $40, continued to Oct. 13...
Sharp County District Court (10/21/09)
Ballard, Tonya A., 29, careless and prohibited driving, bond forfeit. Bennett, Danny, 20, driving without drivers license, bond forfeit. Camren, Diana M., 19, disobeyed stop sign, guilty; no proof of liability insurance -- local, guilty. Candler, Amanda, 29, illegal trash dumping -- ordinance, guilty; failure to pay fines and costs, not guilty, bond forfeit...