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Stories from Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Plane goes down in Agnos, kills one (11/11/09)
A North Aurora, Ill., man died Nov. 6 when his Zodiac 601 XL plane crashed in a field in the Agnos community. The crash scene was approximately 1.2 miles from Highway 62/412 east of Salem, off Peace Valley Road. Charles Cummings, 71, was the pilot and only person in the plane. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Fulton County Coroner Steve Barker...
The Vaughn brothers: Saluting those who served (11/11/09)
As yet another year winds to an all too quick end, the month of November brings with it opportunities to reflect on the many things we, as Americans, have to be thankful for and also provides a time to show respect for those who have died defending the liberties we hold dear by way of participation in services, parades and even laying wreaths on graves of family members and friends who were veterans. ...
Earthquake rattles local area (11/11/09)
Parts of Mammoth Spring and Thayer were rattled early Nov. 2 around 4:11 a.m. by a magnitude 2.3 earthquake. According to the Cooperative New Madrid Seismic Network, the GPS coordinates of the epicenter of the earthquake was near the state line. Those coordinates are about two miles west northwest of Mammoth Spring, two miles southwest of Thayer and eight miles southeast of Koshkonong. The earthquake occurred at a depth of about 0.4 miles...
More work ahead for road crews (11/11/09)
The Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (ADEM) began preliminary damage assessments on Nov. 9, for the counties in the state that experienced damages as a result of the tornados, severe thunderstorms and flooding that began on Oct. 29. ADEM teams are working with FEMA teams to complete the assessments as quickly as possible in order to ask for federal assistance for the state. ...
Arkansas 211 Shut Down (11/11/09)
The Arkansas 211 telephone program that linked callers to social service programs throughout the state is being shut down due to lack of funding this week. The services offered by the program would steer callers to local organizations and services for every day needs in time of crisis including:...
Whoops! (11/11/09)
Photo/Tammy Curtis A Skytrak nearly bit the dust as the mud kept it from completely rolling over Nov. 9 in front of the North Arkansas Electric Cooperative in Salem. The forklift type device was being used by construction workers at the Dollar General store across the street when it went off the side of the road. The driver was not injured in the incident...
Flu keeps making its rounds (11/11/09)
The flu has struck schools around the nation hard this flu season, especially with the influx of the H1N1 virus. But, it seems local schools are prepared. The Salem School District, which had its mass flu clinic Oct. 26, vaccinated about 420 students with the seasonal flu vaccine and 280 with the H1N1 vaccine...
OC Clerk dies at 58 (11/11/09)
Community leader served the county for many years
Plane goes down in Agnos, kills one (11/11/09)
A North Aurora, Ill., man died Nov. 6 when his Zodiac 601 XL plane crashed in a field in the Agnos community. The crash scene was approximately 1.2 miles from Highway 62/412 east of Salem, off Peace Valley Road. Charles Cummings, 71, was the pilot and only person in the plane. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Fulton County Coroner Steve Barker...
Did you feel the earth move? (11/11/09)
Parts of Mammoth Spring and Thayer were rattled early Nov. 2 around 4:11 a.m. by a magnitude 2.3 earthquake. According to the Cooperative New Madrid Seismic Network, the GPS coordinates of the epicenter of the earthquake was near the state line. Those coordinates are about two miles west northwest of Mammoth Spring, two miles southwest of Thayer and eight miles southeast of Koshkonong. The earthquake occurred at a depth of about 0.4 miles...
Grants keep city rolling in tough times (11/11/09)
Mammoth Spring Mayor Jean Pace updated the city council during the Nov. 2 regular city council meeting on the total amount of grants the city received this year and those that are still in the works. "To date, we have received $37,546 in grants we did not have to match," Mayor Pace said. She said these grants were for tree trimming, creek cleanout, radar and rifles for the police department...
Chamber planning for festive season (11/11/09)
The Christmas Parade was on the agenda for the Nov. 4 Thayer Chamber of Commerce meeting at Country Cottage. The parade is scheduled for Dec. 5. According to Chamber President Dr. Scott Ream, the chamber is still looking for someone to direct the parade. Several chamber members said they would keep looking for a director...
Damage minor due to flooding (11/11/09)
Flood damage from the rains in October seem to be minimal, according to the Oregon County Commissioners' Office. Commissioner John Wrenfrow said there was some flood damage around some of the bigger drainages in the county. However, the county road department was able to make all of the roads passable about two or three days after the major flooding Oct. 29-30...
Adoption gives a child a permanent home (11/11/09)
Children with homes have hope, stability and loving guidance -- things wards of the state may not have.
Plane goes down in Agnos, kills one (11/11/09)
A North Aurora, Ill., man died Nov. 6 when his Zodiac 601 XL plane crashed in a field in the Agnos community. The crash scene was approximately 1.2 miles from Highway 62/412 east of Salem, off Peace Valley Road. Charles Cummings, 71, was the pilot and only person in the plane. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Fulton County Coroner Steve Barker...
Play ball ... new gym now open (11/11/09)
The much anticipated opening of the A.L. Hudson Memorial Center hosted its open house Nov. 8. Highland School Superintendent Ronnie Brogdon welcomed attendees to the event and the Community Choir performed for the crowd. Johnny Carter and Brogdon did the dedication service followed by tours of the facility...
The Vaughn brothers: Saluting those who served (11/11/09)
As yet another year winds to an all too quick end, the month of November brings with it opportunities to reflect on the many things we, as Americans, have to be thankful for and also provides a time to show respect for those who have died defending the liberties we hold dear by way of participation in services, parades and even laying wreaths on graves of family members and friends who were veterans. ...
An Area Business Salute - Ash Flat Dairy Freeze (11/11/09)
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...
Cherokee Village proposes A & P tax (11/11/09)
Cherokee Village City Hall was the site of the Advertising and Promotions (A & P) venture meeting Oct. 29. The gathering was designated as a time for members of the public and owners of Cherokee Village businesses to gather and discuss the possibility of the city council approving the implementation of a 2 percent A & P tax on food establishments and rentals of less than 30 days within the city limits...
Ash Flat fireman brings home golden boots (11/11/09)
Ash Flat volunteer fireman Thomas "Magnum" Windsor recently brought home the coveted traveling golden boots trophy from the White County Firefighter Challenge held Oct. 3 at Judsonia. Magnum, as he was nicknamed by his fellow firemen because of his very muscular stature said he was a newcomer to the fire department and decided to do the challenge after being asked by Jarrod Allen, a fellow firefighter...
Carroll, Falco excel at state cross country meet (11/11/09)
Melbourne's Emily Carroll picked up some more hardware for her ever-expanding trophy cabinet, winning the Class 2A Girls' Cross Country championship Nov. 7 in Mountain Home. Carroll's time of 20:25.43 was the fastest individual time in the event. Magazine's Katy Carter came in second with a time of 21:57.16...
Cooper eighth at Overall (11/11/09)
Melbourne's Sam Cooper shot a six-over 78, good for a tie for eighth place, at the Overall Golf Tournament Nov. 4 at Little Rock's Pleasant Valley Country Club. Cooper's Bearkatz team mate, Bradley Lamb, turned in an 89 in the event. Arkansas Baptist's Luke Carpenter finished on top of the leaderboard with a one-under 71...
Speedy Jaguars too fast (11/11/09)
Hounds set to face top-ranked Bearden in first round of state playoffs
Horns handle Bergman (11/11/09)
The Viola Longhorns knocked off the Bergman Panthers 41-30 Nov. 3 at the Longhorn Corral. Viola held an 8-6 lead after one period before opening a 19-12 halftime lead and a 28-21 advantage after three. Jackson Rains scored 13 points, Jordan Cotter added eight and Ethan Houghtaling posted seven to lead the Longhorns...
Junior Cougs snap skid against Mammoth Spring (11/11/09)
The Izard County Junior Cougars snapped their five-game skid, dating back to last year, against the Mammoth Spring junior Bears with a 45-23 win Nov. 2 at the Cougars' Den in Brockwell. Mammoth Spring had defeated the junior Cougars five times last season, with four of the wins coming by just two points. The teams also played to overtime twice...
Hillcrest slips by Lady Bears (11/11/09)
Thanks to a charity toss with a shade over one second showing on the clock in the fourth period, the Hillcrest Screamin' Lady Eagles held off the Mammoth Spring Lady Bears 50-49 in 1A-2 North Conference play Nov. 3 at Lynn. Bianca Paige paced Mammoth Spring with 19 points, while Kaitlyn Haney followed with 17 for the Lady Bears...
Calico Rock pushes past Lady Katz (11/11/09)
The Calico Rock Lady Pirates (5-1) posted a big 63-48 win over the Melbourne Lady Bearkatz Nov. 3 at Harold Ray Jeffery Gymnasium in Calico Rock. Calico Rock took the lead early, jumping on top 16-8 after the first period and 33-21 at intermission. Sloan Lively paved the way for the Lady Pirates with 16 points...
Miller's time? (11/11/09)
A missed kick in the second week of the playoffs two years ago helped to send the Thayer Bobcats on the way to the first of their back-to-back trips to the Class 1 Show-Me Bowl at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis. A missed kick in the second week of the playoffs this year helped to end the Cats' impressive run of back-to-back trips to the Class 1 Show-Me Bowl...
Bobcats bear down (11/11/09)
Through the course of the regular season, the Thayer Bobcats proved they could jump on an opponent quickly, run out to a big lead and then hit cruise control en route to victory. In the regional round of the Class 1 playoffs, the Cats showed that they are also capable of slugging it out in a tight game, when necessary...
Junior Cougs snap skid against Mammoth Spring (11/11/09)
The Izard County Junior Cougars snapped their five-game skid, dating back to last year, against the Mammoth Spring junior Bears with a 45-23 win Nov. 2 at the Cougars' Den in Brockwell. Mammoth Spring had defeated the junior Cougars five times last season, with four of the wins coming by just two points. The teams also played to overtime twice...
Hillcrest slips by Lady Bears (11/11/09)
Thanks to a charity toss with a shade over one second showing on the clock in the fourth period, the Hillcrest Screamin' Lady Eagles held off the Mammoth Spring Lady Bears 50-49 in 1A-2 North Conference play Nov. 3 at Lynn. Bianca Paige paced Mammoth Spring with 19 points, while Kaitlyn Haney followed with 17 for the Lady Bears...
Rebs double up on games (11/11/09)
Mother nature forces Highland to play two games in four days
How bout them Cavemen? (11/11/09)
Rout of Bulldogs gives Cave City share of 3-3A title; playoff spot
Hog Calls (11/11/09)
FAYETTEVILLE -- With war still waged in Iraq, all in any endeavor should learn the lesson of prematurely declaring "Mission Accomplished." So this Arkansas Razorbacks' mission won't be declared accomplished here. Nevertheless, in the Razorbacks' mission to advance to a bowl game, beating South Carolina last Saturday comes as close at it gets to "Mission Accomplished" before the fact...
S&T winning streak stopped (11/11/09)
Last November, Missouri S&T denied Southwest Baptist a chance at finishing with a winning record by beating SBU in its season finale. The Bearcats turned the tables on the Miners Nov. 7, avenging last year's 40-point loss to S&T with a 54-13 win at SBU's Plaster Stadium to end the Miners' three-game winning streak...
Ruff wins Indian Hills sweeper (11/11/09)
Hardy's Danny Ruff won the coin toss to become the champion of the 9-pin, no-tap handicap sweeper at Indian Hills Bowl Nov. 1. A field of 47 bowlers competed for the prize fund of $1,292 in the event. Three 300 games were rolled during qualifying by Keith Anderson of Batesville, Adam Kingsbury of Cherokee Village and Seth Jorgenson of West Plains...
Death Notices published week of November 11, 2009 (11/11/09)
Virginia "Tootsie" Kunkel, 79, of Cave City, Ark., died Nov. 5, 2009, in Cave City. Arrangements by Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City. Thomas "Tom" Jones, 82, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., died Nov. 3, 2009, at Shady Oaks Healthcare in Thayer, Mo. Arrangements by Carter Funeral Home of Thayer, Mo...
Death Notices published week of November 11, 2009 (11/11/09)
Virginia "Tootsie" Kunkel, 79, of Cave City, Ark., died Nov. 5, 2009, in Cave City. Arrangements by Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City. Thomas "Tom" Jones, 82, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., died Nov. 3, 2009, at Shady Oaks Healthcare in Thayer, Mo. Arrangements by Carter Funeral Home of Thayer, Mo...
Death Notices published week of November 11, 2009 (11/11/09)
Joe Spurlock, 63, of Hardy, Ark., died Nov. 7, 2009, in the VA Hospital in Little Rock, Ark. Arrangements by the Tri-County Funeral Home in Highland, Ark. Mary McNeese, 70, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., died Nov. 5, 2009, in Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. Arrangements by Carter Funeral Home Inc. of Thayer, Mo...
Conor Mahan Daily (11/11/09)
Scott and Roxanne Daily of Cherokee Village, Ark., are the proud parents of a new baby boy. Conor Mahan Daily was born on Oct. 8, 2009, at UAMS in Little Rock, Ark. At birth he weighed 2 pounds 6 ounces and was 13.5 inches long. Grandparents are Don and Sydna Daily of Russellville, Ark., and Ronnie and Ruth Hall of Cecil, Ark.. Conor is doing great and is expected to come home soon...
Hattie Paige Haynes (11/11/09)
Brandon and Nicole  Haynes of Koshkonong, Mo., are the proud parents of a baby girl, named Hattie Paige Haynes. She was born at 6:36 p.m., July 16, 2009, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Ark. She weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces and was 19-1/2 inches long...
Taylor Calvin Sue (11/11/09)
Jason and Meredith Meredith are the parents of a baby girl, Taylor Calvin Sue. She was born at 4:53 a.m., Oct. 25, 2009, at Ozarks Medical Center. Her siblings are Destiney, 15; Alicia, 15; Brianne, 15; Hallie, 9; Jason, 9; Kelsey, 8; Laynnie, 5; Alli, 4 and Tessa, 4...
Mason Dee Simmons (11/11/09)
Matthew and Kimberly Simmons of Alton, Mo., are the parents of a baby boy, Mason Dee. He was born at 12:58 p.m., Oct. 30, 2009, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 7 pounds, 12-1/2 ounces and was 21 inches long. Grandparents are Deborah Neuhaus, West Plains; Roy Kinard, of South Carolina; Calvin Simmons, Alton; and Lillian Simmons, Alton...
Conor Mahan Daily (11/11/09)
Scott and Roxanne Daily of Cherokee Village, Ark., are the proud parents of a new baby boy. Conor Mahan Daily was born on Oct. 8, 2009, at UAMS in Little Rock, Ark. At birth he weighed 2 pounds 6 ounces and was 13.5 inches long. Grandparents are Don and Sydna Daily of Russellville, Ark., and Ronnie and Ruth Hall of Cecil, Ark.. Conor is doing great and is expected to come home soon...
Hattie Paige Haynes (11/11/09)
Brandon and Nicole  Haynes of Koshkonong, Mo., are the proud parents of a baby girl, named Hattie Paige Haynes. She was born at 6:36 p.m., July 16, 2009, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Ark. She weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces and was 19-1/2 inches long...
Taylor Calvin Sue (11/11/09)
Jason and Meredith Meredith are the parents of a baby girl, Taylor Calvin Sue. She was born at 4:53 a.m., Oct. 25, 2009, at Ozarks Medical Center. Her siblings are Destiney, 15; Alicia, 15; Brianne, 15; Hallie, 9; Jason, 9; Kelsey, 8; Laynnie, 5; Alli, 4 and Tessa, 4...
Mason Dee Simmons (11/11/09)
Matthew and Kimberly Simmons of Alton, Mo., are the parents of a baby boy, Mason Dee. He was born at 12:58 p.m., Oct. 30, 2009, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 7 pounds, 12-1/2 ounces and was 21 inches long. Grandparents are Deborah Neuhaus, West Plains; Roy Kinard, of South Carolina; Calvin Simmons, Alton; and Lillian Simmons, Alton...
Conor Mahan Daily (11/11/09)
Scott and Roxanne Daily of Cherokee Village, Ark., are the proud parents of a new baby boy. Conor Mahan Daily was born on Oct. 8, 2009, at UAMS in Little Rock, Ark. At birth he weighed 2 pounds 6 ounces and was 13.5 inches long. Grandparents are Don and Sydna Daily of Russellville, Ark., and Ronnie and Ruth Hall of Cecil, Ark.. Conor is doing great and is expected to come home soon...
Willard to celebrate 101st birthday (11/11/09)
Grace Willard will be turning 101 years old. A birthday party will be held at the Southfork River Therapy and Living Center at 1 p.m. on Nov. 9.
Owens celebrate 50th (11/11/09)
Edward and Janet Owens celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct. 14 with a trip to Washington State to visit with family and friends. There they were surprised with an anniversary party held at the Stone Church which their son, Greg and wife, Kim attend. People from Wenatchee and Yakima attended the celebration...
Royals to celebrate 50th wedding anniversary (11/11/09)
James and Eva Royal of Evening Shade will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at the Evening Shade school lunchroom Saturday, Nov. 21 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. James Royal and Eva Wilson were married Nov. 25, 1959, in Des Moines, Iowa. They have two daughters, Julie Stroud (Jimmy) of Hector, Ark., and Kathleen Phillips (Scott) of Gardendale, Ala., and a son Kenneth (Kelley) of Dover, Ark. They are the grandparents to grandchildren...
Owens celebrate 50th (11/11/09)
Edward and Janet Owens celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct. 14 with a trip to Washington State to visit with family and friends. There they were surprised with an anniversary party held at the Stone Church which their son, Greg and wife, Kim attend. People from Wenatchee and Yakima attended the celebration...
Willard to celebrate 101st birthday (11/11/09)
Grace Willard will be turning 101 years old. A birthday party will be held at the Southfork River Therapy and Living Center at 1 p.m. on Nov. 9.
Royals to celebrate 50th wedding anniversary (11/11/09)
James and Eva Royal of Evening Shade will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at the Evening Shade school lunchroom Saturday, Nov. 21 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. James Royal and Eva Wilson were married Nov. 25, 1959, in Des Moines, Iowa. They have two daughters, Julie Stroud (Jimmy) of Hector, Ark., and Kathleen Phillips (Scott) of Gardendale, Ala., and a son Kenneth (Kelley) of Dover, Ark. They are the grandparents to grandchildren...
Royals to celebrate 50th wedding anniversary (11/11/09)
James and Eva Royal of Evening Shade will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at the Evening Shade school lunchroom Saturday, Nov. 21 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. James Royal and Eva Wilson were married Nov. 25, 1959, in Des Moines, Iowa. They have two daughters, Julie Stroud (Jimmy) of Hector, Ark., and Kathleen Phillips (Scott) of Gardendale, Ala., and a son Kenneth (Kelley) of Dover, Ark. They are the grandparents to grandchildren...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (11/11/09)
Jerry Fitts, 65, of Viola, was arrested Oct. 29 and released the same day then arrested again on a warrant Oct. 30 for witness bribery. Fitts was released from the Fulton County Jail Nov. 2 after posting a $5,000 bond. Donald Burke, 45, of Mammoth Spring, was arrested Oct. 30 for public intoxication. Burke was released Nov. 2 on own recognizance bond...
Horseshoe Bend Police Department (11/11/09)
Christie Ochoa, was involved in a one-vehicle accident on Pinto Lane Oct. 28. Ochoa was transported to the Fulton County Hospital for treatment of her injuries. Patrolman Ben Kittrell was the investigating officer. Denise McMahon, 43, of Ash Flat, was arrested and charged with DWI and refusal to take a breathalyzer test Oct. 28. Officers Shane Boles and Ben Kittrell were the investigating officers...
Oregon County Sheriff's Report (11/11/09)
William Lawrence Welch, 39, of Hardy, Ark., was extradited from Craighead County to the Oregon County Jail Nov. 9 on three felony burglary charges and three felony stealing charges. His bond was set at $30,000.
Thayer Police Report (11/11/09)
Shawna Reid, 23, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., was given a citation Oct. 27 for failure to wear a seat belt. Justin Fullbright, 17, of Thayer, was arrested Oct. 28 for possession of drug paraphernalia. He posted bond in the amount of $524 and was released...
Thayer Police Report (11/11/09)
Shawna Reid, 23, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., was given a citation Oct. 27 for failure to wear a seat belt. Justin Fullbright, 17, of Thayer, was arrested Oct. 28 for possession of drug paraphernalia. He posted bond in the amount of $524 and was released...
Oregon County Sheriff's Report (11/11/09)
William Lawrence Welch, 39, of Hardy, Ark., was extradited from Craighead County to the Oregon County Jail Nov. 9 on three felony burglary charges and three felony stealing charges. His bond was set at $30,000.
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (11/11/09)
Jerry Fitts, 65, of Viola, was arrested Oct. 29 and released the same day then arrested again on a warrant Oct. 30 for witness bribery. Fitts was released from the Fulton County Jail Nov. 2 after posting a $5,000 bond. Donald Burke, 45, of Mammoth Spring, was arrested Oct. 30 for public intoxication. Burke was released Nov. 2 on own recognizance bond...
Horseshoe Bend Police Department (11/11/09)
Christie Ochoa, was involved in a one-vehicle accident on Pinto Lane Oct. 28. Ochoa was transported to the Fulton County Hospital for treatment of her injuries. Patrolman Ben Kittrell was the investigating officer. Denise McMahon, 43, of Ash Flat, was arrested and charged with DWI and refusal to take a breathalyzer test Oct. 28. Officers Shane Boles and Ben Kittrell were the investigating officers...
Cherokee Village Police Report (11/11/09)
Annette Huckleberry, 68, of Cherokee Village was cited Oct. 14 on animal at large and failure to obtain a city license. Justin Wilkerson, 22, of Hardy was arrested Oct. 19 on a Cherokee Village warrant for failur to appear on leaving the scene of accident and careless driving...
Izard County Warrants (11/11/09)
The Izard County Sheriff's Department has one or more active warrants of arrest of the following individuals as of Nov. 11, 2009. Wanted persons are listed by name and reason for warrant. Anyone with information regarding these individuals is asked to contact the...
Cherokee Village Police Report (11/11/09)
Annette Huckleberry, 68, of Cherokee Village was cited Oct. 14 on animal at large and failure to obtain a city license. Justin Wilkerson, 22, of Hardy was arrested Oct. 19 on a Cherokee Village warrant for failure to appear on leaving the scene of accident and careless driving...