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Stories from Wednesday, November 18, 2009

People really do win (11/18/09)
Publishers Clearing House presents check to Salem man
Hazard Mitigation Plan gets a no (11/18/09)
A full house met with the Quorum Court Monday, Nov. 9, to discuss the county's Hazard Mitigation Plan. The plan, backed by the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management and FEMA, provided for additional grant funds to mitigate natural disasters, but included a property acquisition clause that gave a lot of local residents pause...
You can help -- give blood at FCH (11/18/09)
Life is precious, and no one knows that better than anyone who works with blood drives. Blood is needed to treat all kinds of operations and diseases. Without it, all sorts of complications can arise and even death for the thousands of people who might need blood every day. In this world of quick fixes and the idea of taking a pill to make people better, blood is one exception. "Blood cannot be man made," Debby Larsen, lab supervisor at Fulton County Hospital, said...
Homecoming Queen 2009 (11/18/09)
Photo by Steven Looney Amy Young was crowned the 2009 Mammoth Spring Homecoming Queen during Homecoming Night at the Mammoth Spring Gym Nov. 13.
Red Cross trailer available to area (11/18/09)
Being proactive in the event of any type of emergency or natural disaster is what the American Red Cross has done for hundreds of years and in the Sharp County area, which has seen more than its fair share of disasters, this is no exception. Nov. 4, representatives from the Northeast Arkansas chapter of the Red Cross delivered a utility trailer stocked with blankets, cots, water, comfort kits and other essentials that are needed immediately following any type of disaster whether it is a house fire or other natural disaster. ...
Homecoming Queen 2009 (11/18/09)
Photo by Steven Looney Amy Young was crowned the 2009 Mammoth Spring Homecoming Queen during Homecoming Night at the Mammoth Spring Gym Nov. 13.
Officers get new uniforms (11/18/09)
Alton City Board of Aldermen met Nov. 9 and approved two city ordinances. Ordinance No. 396 adopted the annual budget for the fiscal year of July 1, 2009, to June 30, 2010. Ordinance No. 399 prohibits littering in the city and defines littering. "A person commits the offense of littering if he throws or places or causing to be thrown or placed any glass, glass bottles, wire, nails, tacks, cans, garbage, trash, refuse or rubage of any kind nature or description on the right-of-way of any street, alley, public road or state highway or on or in any waters or on the banks of any stream or on any land or water owned or operated or leased by the city or any board department agency or commission hereof or on any private rental property owned by another or others without the owners' consent," according to how the ordinance was read. ...
Bullseye turns into new general store (11/18/09)
The Thayer City Council met Nov. 12 where the new owner of the Bullseye addressed the council to tell them what is going to be done with the gas station. Tana Cornelius told the council that the Bullseye will be converted into a Casey's General Store. The store will sell beer, but Cornelius said she was unsure whether or not the station would be selling hard liquor...
Court unanimously votes to not pass the Hazard Mitigation Plan (11/18/09)
A full house met with the Quorum Court on Monday, November 9, to discuss the county's Hazard Mitigation Plan. The plan, backed by the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management and FEMA, provided for additional grant funds to mitigate natural disasters, but included a property acquisition clause that gave a lot of local residents pause...
Chamber reports on events (11/18/09)
Spooktacular was a spectacular event according to Mammoth Spring Chamber members at the Nov. 12 meeting at Fred's Fish House. According to Chamber treasurer Stephanie Pierce, the chamber was able to raise $320.40 from the event. Businesses along Main Street were also able to raise some money...
Dog problems a 'civil issue' (11/18/09)
Dogs can be a source of comfort and companionship to their owners when they are trained well and acclimated to their environments. However, when dogs are not properly restrained, they can wreck havoc and even be dangerous to their owners and the community they live in...
Faces & Places: A job as old as dirt (11/18/09)
Remember when you were little and played in the mud and dirt and it would stick to your hands and feet and seem to fill every crevasse it touched and your mother would yell at you for dragging it in? Well, maybe you were a spudding agronomist, a person who studies soil, crops, fertility and other agronomic issues...
Broadband access discussed as part of rural development (11/18/09)
A focus group for Powering Rural Development met Nov. 12 to discusss the newly discovered availability of grant money to help fund high speed broadband Internet access for the area. The need for the high speed Internet as an avenue of promoting the area and for new businesses was one of the top priorities in many of the town hall meetings held in May and June throughout the county, including a county-wide meeting May 7 in which the mayors from the quad cities were present with members of the public, business owners and members of the Sharp County Quorum Court. ...
Boy donates birthday money to local club (11/18/09)
A giving heart ...
Veterans honored at service (11/18/09)
Old Glory waved beautifully at half mast above the American Veteran's Memorial at the Veterans Day service at Ash Flat, as if to express pride and sorrow for veterans who serve and have served America in all branches of the military as well as those who may still be in foreign countries as prisoners of war and those whose bodies were never recovered and recorded as missing in action...
Salem man wins $10,000 (11/18/09)
We've all seen the commercials where a group of people from Publishers Clearing House walks up to someone's front door with balloons and flowers and says, "Hello, we are from Publishers Clearing House, and you've just won $10,000." Well Wednesday, Nov. 11, Larry Busby of Salem, got just that. As he was checking out customers at work, Larry was awarded the big $10,000 Publishers Clearing House check, complete with the balloons, roses, champagne -- the whole nine yards...
Highland schools set to celebrate red ribbon week (11/18/09)
Red Ribbon week is always a fun week, increasing many student's awareness of the need to remain drug free to live a productive and successful life. To students at Highland Middle School and Cherokee Elementary School, the week of Oct. 26-30 was an opportunity to celebrate good character by being drug free...
An Area Business Salute - Horrell's Furniture (11/18/09)
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...
Red Cross trailer available to area (11/18/09)
Being proactive in the event of any type of emergency or natural disaster is what the American Red Cross has done for hundreds of years and in the Sharp County area, which has seen more than its fair share of disasters, this is no exception. Nov. 4, representatives from the Northeast Arkansas chapter of the Red Cross delivered a utility trailer stocked with blankets, cots, water, comfort kits and other essentials that are needed immediately following any type of disaster whether it is a house fire or other natural disaster. ...
Faces & Places: David Clayton, A Life of Service (11/18/09)
In every person's life there will come a time when they must rely on the comfort and services of a funeral director. To many, the impression made by the care, concern and compassion shown by the person in charge during a family's greatest time of need, is one that will be remembered for a lifetime...
Bears bad news (11/18/09)
Hounds' post-season ends with long trip to face top-ranked Bearden Bears
Lady Horns Arvest champs (11/18/09)
The Viola Lady Longhorns captured the Arvest Bank Tournament championship with a 51-45 win over the Melbourne Lady Bearkatz Nov. 14 in Flippin. Viola led 13-10 after the first period, 27-22 at the half and 38-30 heading into the final frame. Taylor Griggs tossed in a game-high 23 points to pace Viola...
Slow second costs Pirates (11/18/09)
The Valley Springs Tigers played deep into the Class 3A State Tournament last season, and by the looks of things early this year, they might be poised for another such run in 2009. Holding Class 1A Calico Rock to just one basket in the second period of play, the Tigers (6-0) pushed past the Pirates 61-38 Nov. 10 in the Highland Classic at the A.L. Hutson Memorial Center...
Junior Cougs stopped in FNBC finals (11/18/09)
The Izard County junior Cougars made it all the way to the championship game of the FNBC Junior High Tournament at Southside before falling to the Riverview junior Raiders 47-37 Nov. 14. Izard County (5-3) held a 15-12 lead after one, but Riverview rallied to pull ahead 25-21 at the half...
Bearkatz drop Norfork (11/18/09)
Clamping down on defense right after the half, the Melbourne Bearkatz ran past the Norfork Panthers 56-41 in the Highland Classic at the A.L. Hutson Memorial Center Nov. 10. The Katz used a 12-4 run in the first half to open some breathing room turning a tie game into a 29-21 Melbourne advantage at the half...
Horns tame Tigers (11/18/09)
The Maynard Tigers kept things close for awhile, but in the end just couldn't keep the Viola Longhorns from racking up their eighth win in eight games to start the 2009 season. Led by Jordan Cotter's 13 points, Viola cruised past Maynard 46-28 Nov. 10 at the Highland Classic at the A.L. Hutson Memorial Center...
Bears knock off Class 5A Nettleton in Highland (11/18/09)
The Mammoth Spring Bears outscored Nettleton 19-14 down the stretch in the fourth period to knock off the Class 5A Raiders 42-38 at the Highland Classic Nov. 9. Mammoth Spring trailed Nettleton 15-14 at the half and 24-23 after three periods of play...
Valley Springs pushes past Viola (11/18/09)
Defensive pressure helped the Valley Springs Lady Tigers build a big lead early against the Viola Lady Longhorns Nov. 10 in the Highland Classic at the A.L. Hutson Memorial Center. And while Viola was able to adjust a bit to that pressure in the second half of play, Valley Springs was still able to post a 37-29 victory over the Lady Horns...
Cougars topped by Mountain View (11/18/09)
The Izard County Cougars fell to the Mountain View Yellowjackets 49-38 Nov. 10. Ryan Walker paced Izard County with 15 points and nine boards. Jordan Everett added 12 points for the Cougars. Caleb Cowan had six, Josh Ball four and Kyle King one for Izard County...
Bears knock off Class 5A Nettleton in Highland (11/18/09)
The Mammoth Spring Bears outscored Nettleton 19-14 down the stretch in the fourth period to knock off the Class 5A Raiders 42-38 at the Highland Classic Nov. 9. Mammoth Spring trailed Nettleton 15-14 at the half and 24-23 after three periods of play...
A.L. Memorial (11/18/09)
Breathtaking Center full of red and grey charm
Playoffs ???? ... (11/18/09)
Photo/Mullins TIME OFF: The Class 3A State Football Playoffs are on indefinite hold after Lamar High School won an injunction hearing Nov. 12 in Russellville. Lamar (9-1) was forced to forfeit five conference wins because the Arkansas Activities Association (AAA) ruled that an ineligible player had taken the field for the school. ...
Cavewomen win opener (11/18/09)
The Cave City Cavewomen opened the 2009 season on a winning note Nov. 10, beating the Hillcrest Screamin' Lady Eagles 48-19 at home. Cheyenne Childers led the way with 19 points and eight rebounds for Cave City. Later in the evening, the Cavemen fell victim to the Screamin' Eagles by the count of 61-55...
Hog Calls (11/18/09)
FAYETTEVILLE - The Razorbacks have a cornerback and a defensive tackle with questionable availability against Mississippi State Saturday but at least their defensive coordinator should be coordinating. Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino said Monday it can be better ascertained during the week if cornerback David Gordon (foot injury) and defensive tackle Zach Stadther ("tweaked knee," Petrino said) will be sufficiently recovered from injuries during last Saturday's 56-20 victory over Troy to play in Saturday's 11:20 a.m. ...
Hot pace of 2009 harvest picks up with youth season (11/18/09)
Young hunters checked 13,328 deer during the early portion of Missouri's youth firearms deer season Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, barely missing a record. The first youth portion of the firearms deer season was in 2001, when hunters age 11 through 15 checked 6,277 deer...
Fall firearms turkey harvest, popularity continue to wane in Missouri (11/18/09)
Missouri's 2009 fall turkey harvest topped last year's mark by 13 percent. Hunters checked 8,355 turkeys during the fall firearms turkey season Oct. 1 through 31. That is 970 more than last year, which was the lowest on record. Top counties for this year's fall firearms turkey harvest were Greene with 266, Webster with 223 and Wright with 215...
Deer forecast looks promising (11/18/09)
So far, deer season in Arkansas has been very good. Based on the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission's online and telechecking harvest numbers, the statewide harvest is already above the numbers for last year. AGFC deer program coordinator Brad Miller says he expects a great year for deer hunters in The Natural State. ...
Premier smallmouth stream set to flow freely after removal of Kelly's Slab in Yellville (11/18/09)
Kelly's Slab is coming down. The concrete low-water bridge that crosses Crooked Creek in the Ozark Mountains is widely known among anglers as a premier spot to fish for smallmouth bass. One Web site describes it as "the blue-ribbon smallmouth bass fishing stream of the state."...
Death Notices published week of November 18, 2009 (11/18/09)
Uel Sherman Tusher, 81, of West  Plains, Mo., died Nov. 8, 2009, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. Arrangements by the Clary Funeral home of Alton, Mo. Ann Mae Johnson, 95, of Salem, Ark., died Nov. 11, 2009, at Southfork River Therapy and Living Center in Salem, Ark. Arrangements by the Barker Funeral Home of Salem, Ark...
Death Notices published week of November 18, 2009 (11/18/09)
Uel Sherman Tusher, 81, of West  Plains, Mo., died Nov. 8, 2009, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. Arrangements by the Clary Funeral home of Alton, Mo. Ann Mae Johnson, 95, of Salem, Ark., died Nov. 11, 2009, at Southfork River Therapy and Living Center in Salem, Ark. Arrangements by the Barker Funeral Home of Salem, Ark...
Death Notices published week of November 18, 2009 (11/18/09)
Stephen E. Headley, 74, of Cave City, Ark., died Nov. 13, 2009, at his home. Arrangements by the Roller-Crouch-McGee Funeral Home of Cave City, Charles Miller, 67, of Cave City, Ark., died Nov 8, 2009, at Searcy, Ark. Arrangements by Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City...
Xander Allen Frealy (11/18/09)
Heath and Nicole Frealy of Mammoth Spring announce the birth of their son Xander Allen. He was born at 1:05 p.m., Oct. 26, 2009, at Baxter Regional hospital in Mountain Home, Ark. Xander weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and was 19-3/4 inches long. His siblings are Rebecca, 4, and Lillian, 14 months...
Xander Allen Frealy (11/18/09)
Heath and Nicole Frealy of Mammoth Spring announce the birth of their son Xander Allen. He was born at 1:05 p.m., Oct. 26, 2009, at Baxter Regional hospital in Mountain Home, Ark. Xander weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and was 19-3/4 inches long. His siblings are Rebecca, 4, and Lillian, 14 months...
Lynn -- Blane (11/18/09)
Mr. Steve Holt and Mrs. Kim Holt along with Mr. and Mrs. Stan and DeAnna Jones request the honor of your presence at the marriage of their children, Stephane Lynn and Dustin Blane on Saurday, Dec. 5, 2009, at 4 p.m., the First Baptist Church in Yellville, 104 West Third Street, Yellville, Ark...
Lynn -- Blane (11/18/09)
Mr. Steve Holt and Mrs. Kim Holt along with Mr. and Mrs. Stan and DeAnna Jones request the honor of your presence at the marriage of their children, Stephane Lynn and Dustin Blane on Saurday, Dec. 5, 2009, at 4 p.m., the First Baptist Church in Yellville, 104 West Third Street, Yellville, Ark...
Barfield to celebrate 90th birthday (11/18/09)
David and Sandra Huff and Mary Garland would like to invite all of Mary Barfield's family and friends to her drop-in 90th birthday celebration on Nov. 21 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the basement of the Salem Methodist Church. No gifts please. Cards will be appreciated...
Fiorinos celebrate 40th wedding anniversary (11/18/09)
Dr. Jay and Karen Fiorino of Thayer recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary with a trip to Branson. Dr. Jay  Fiorino and Karen Cook eloped on Nov. 14, 1969, and were married in St. Louis, Mo. They have lived and worked in the Thayer area for over 35 years. The couple has two children, Allison Ashby, husband, Mark, and boys of Montgomery, Texas, and Dr. Joe Fiorino, wife, Sue and family of Thayer. They currently have six grandchildren and another soon to arrive...
Fouts celebrate 60 years of marriage (11/18/09)
This past September, J.R. and Irene Kerley Fout celebrated 60 years of marriage. They were married by Carl Davis Sep. 6, 1949, in Elizabeth, Ark. J.R. Fout was born in Gamaliel, Ark., and attended Viola Schools. Rexie Irene Kerley was born in Elizabeth, Ark., and attended Elizabeth and Viola Schools. ...
Barfield to celebrate 90th birthday (11/18/09)
David and Sandra Huff and Mary Garland would like to invite all of Mary Barfield's family and friends to her drop-in 90th birthday celebration on Nov. 21 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the basement of the Salem Methodist Church. No gifts please. Cards will be appreciated...
Fiorinos celebrate 40th wedding anniversary (11/18/09)
Dr. Jay and Karen Fiorino of Thayer recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary with a trip to Branson. Dr. Jay  Fiorino and Karen Cook eloped on Nov. 14, 1969, and were married in St. Louis, Mo. They have lived and worked in the Thayer area for over 35 years. The couple has two children, Allison Ashby, husband, Mark, and boys of Montgomery, Texas, and Dr. Joe Fiorino, wife, Sue and family of Thayer. They currently have six grandchildren and another soon to arrive...
Fouts celebrate 60 years of marriage (11/18/09)
This past September, J.R. and Irene Kerley Fout celebrated 60 years of marriage. They were married by Carl Davis Sep. 6, 1949, in Elizabeth, Ark. J.R. Fout was born in Gamaliel, Ark., and attended Viola Schools. Rexie Irene Kerley was born in Elizabeth, Ark., and attended Elizabeth and Viola Schools. ...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (11/18/09)
Danny Fleming, 49, of Ash Flat, was arrested Nov. 8 for failure to pay fines for DWI #3 and driving on a suspended license. Fleming was released from the Fulton County Jail on Nov. 9 about posting a $2,440 bond. Benny Leija, 30, of Hardy, was arrested Nov. 9 on a warrant for child support. Leiga is being held in the Fulton County Jail on a $1,750 cash bond...
Thayer Police Report (11/18/09)
Jennifer R. Daniels, 21, of Thayer, was cited for failure to register a motor vehicle Nov. 6. Victoria L. Baetzel, 21, of Memphis, Tenn., was cited for exceeding the posted speed limit Nov. 6. Gregory K. Larson, 47, of Mammoth Spring, was arrested Nov. 7 for DWI, driving on a suspended license, failure to provide proof of vehicle insurance and failure to stop and a stop sign. Bond was set at $1,074...
Sharp County Sheriff's Report (11/18/09)
Larry Chapman, 46, of Ash Flat was arrested Nov. 6 for third degree domestic battery. Matthew Sebesta, 23, of Cave City was arrested Nov. 6 on a warrant for probation revoked for failure to comply, public intoxication, contempt on failure to pay and a Lawrence County hold...
Cherokee Village Police Report (11/18/09)
Aaron Clements, 20, of Missouri was cited Nov. 7 for no proof of insurance. Brittany Burch, 22, of Cherokee Village was arrested Nov. 7 on a Sharp County warrant for harassing communications. Dianne Reidling of Cherokee Village was cited Nov. 9 for unlawful storage on property...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (11/18/09)
Danny Fleming, 49, of Ash Flat, was arrested Nov. 8 for failure to pay fines for DWI #3 and driving on a suspended license. Fleming was released from the Fulton County Jail on Nov. 9 about posting a $2,440 bond. Benny Leija, 30, of Hardy, was arrested Nov. 9 on a warrant for child support. Leiga is being held in the Fulton County Jail on a $1,750 cash bond...
Thayer Police Report (11/18/09)
Jennifer R. Daniels, 21, of Thayer, was cited for failure to register a motor vehicle Nov. 6. Victoria L. Baetzel, 21, of Memphis, Tenn., was cited for exceeding the posted speed limit Nov. 6. Gregory K. Larson, 47, of Mammoth Spring, was arrested Nov. 7 for DWI, driving on a suspended license, failure to provide proof of vehicle insurance and failure to stop and a stop sign. Bond was set at $1,074...
Sharp County Sheriff's Report (11/18/09)
Larry Chapman, 46, of Ash Flat was arrested Nov. 6 for third degree domestic battery. Matthew Sebesta, 23, of Cave City was arrested Nov. 6 on a warrant for probation revoked for failure to comply, public intoxication, contempt on failure to pay and a Lawrence County hold...
Cherokee Village Police Report (11/18/09)
Aaron Clements, 20, of Missouri was cited Nov. 7 for no proof of insurance. Brittany Burch, 22, of Cherokee Village was arrested Nov. 7 on a Sharp County warrant for harassing communications. Dianne Reidling of Cherokee Village was cited Nov. 9 for unlawful storage on property...
Sharp County Sheriff's Report (11/18/09)
Larry Chapman, 46, of Ash Flat was arrested Nov. 6 for third degree domestic battery. Matthew Sebesta, 23, of Cave City was arrested Nov. 6 on a warrant for probation revoked for failure to comply, public intoxication, contempt on failure to pay and a Lawrence County hold...
Cherokee Village Police Report (11/18/09)
Aaron Clements, 20, of Missouri was cited Nov. 7 for no proof of insurance. Brittany Burch, 22, of Cherokee Village was arrested Nov. 7 on a Sharp County warrant for harassing communications. Dianne Reidling of Cherokee Village was cited Nov. 9 for unlawful storage on property...