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Stories from Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Salem's Christmas Parade (11/25/09)
It's time for the decorations to go up, the lists to be made, the shopping to do, presents to wrap, the house to be cleaned -- yes, it's the holidays. During this hectic time of year, don't forget to stop and enjoy a holiday tradition that hundreds enjoy each year -- the Salem Christmas Parade. This year it is set for Dec. 7, beginning promptly at 6:30 p.m...
Merger topic at meeting (11/25/09)
CenturyLink, the name of the new company formed from the merger of CenturyTel and Embarq, had representatives come to the Nov. 18 meeting of the Salem Chamber of Commerce to tell members about the merger. Their goal is to spread information about CenturyLink to other chambers, as well...
ICARE: A special Christmas gift could be on your list this year (11/25/09)
For six years, the Izard County Animal Rescue Effort, or ICARE, has been promoting responsible, compassionate care and relief of suffering for animals while providing low-cost spay and neuter programs to the community, all without having an actual shelter. Instead, ICARE uses a network of foster homes to shelter unwanted animals until they can be adopted out to loving families...
City still owed FEMA funds (11/25/09)
The Salem City Council met on Thursday, Nov. 19 and began with a discussion on the FEMA reimbursements from the February ice storm damage. "All of the FEMA money that we have been reimbursed has been deposited back into the accounts that it came out of, so everything should be back to normal," said Mayor Gary Clayton. ...
Things are going up at Viola School (11/25/09)
Things are beginning to come together for the new Viola High School building. As steel beams and concrete are put up, one can notice how it is beginning to look like a school. Viola Superintendent John May said, "They're laying block and working on the storm shelter."...
Tips for Black Friday diehards (11/25/09)
As the much anticipated Thanksgiving Day quickly approaches, many can be found scurrying to pick up fixings for their holiday meals to avoid the chaotic rush that is always present at the last minute. The year seems to have virtually flown by and the holiday season is already upon us...
Thayer considers joining MoPEP (11/25/09)
Thayer Mayor Earl D. "Buddy" Rogers, city aldermen and city employees met Nov. 18 at 1 p.m. at city hall with two representatives from the Missouri Public Utility Alliance (MPUA). They were Floyd Gilzow, director of Member Relations and Public Affairs, and Peggy King, energy analyst...
Providing food for those in need (11/25/09)
Thanksgiving, as the name suggests, is a time to be thankful for what we have, but there are those who don't have much to be thankful for. This is why many food pantries give something special during the holidays of Thanksgiving and Christmas to those in need...
Alton License Office bid awarded (11/25/09)
The Alton License Office has received a winning management contract bid after its second round of bidding. Freda Davis' bid on the Alton License Office was the only bid. Davis is now office manager. She is also the mother to current agent, Kristie Rackley...
Merger topic at meeting (11/25/09)
CenturyLink, the name of the new company formed from the merger of CenturyTel and Embarq, had representatives come to the Nov. 18 meeting of the Salem Chamber of Commerce to tell members about the merger. Their goal is to spread information about CenturyLink to other chambers, as well...
City still owed FEMA funds (11/25/09)
The Salem City Council met on Thursday, Nov. 19 and began with a discussion on the FEMA reimbursements from the February ice storm damage. "All of the FEMA money that we have been reimbursed has been deposited back into the accounts that it came out of, so everything should be back to normal," said Mayor Gary Clayton. ...
Tips for Black Friday diehards (11/25/09)
As the much anticipated Thanksgiving Day quickly approaches, many can be found scurrying to pick up fixings for their holiday meals to avoid the chaotic rush that is always present at the last minute. The year seems to have virtually flown by and the holiday season is already upon us...
Tips for Black Friday diehards (11/25/09)
As the much anticipated Thanksgiving Day quickly approaches, many can be found scurrying to pick up fixings for their holiday meals to avoid the chaotic rush that is always present at the last minute. The year seems to have virtually flown by and the holiday season is already upon us...
Twin Rivers to apply for loan in form of warrant (11/25/09)
The Twin Rivers School Board met Nov. 19 at the Williford Library to discuss applying for a grant to help fund an ongoing improvement project on the Williford campus. Linda Collins-Smith was a guest at the meeting. Smith is a former Williford graduate who is running for Arkansas State Representative. Smith spoke briefly to the school board asking for their support in the upcoming election...
Quorum Court approves 2010 budget (11/25/09)
Passing the 2010 budget, applying for a grant to upgrade the heating and air conditioning system in the Sharp County Courthouse and the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) recent visit to Sharp County were the main topics of discussion at the Nov. 16 Sharp County Quorum Court meeting...
Haskins is speaker at chamber meeting (11/25/09)
Jack Haskins, Sharp County Ranger for the Arkansas Forestry Commission was the guest speaker for the Spring River Area Chamber of Commerce's monthly meeting at Fredrick's restaurant in Highland Nov. 17. After being introduced by Chamber President Charlotte Goodwin, Haskins addressed the audience about tree damage that resulted from the recent ice storm, as well as tornados, straight line winds and extremely wet weather experienced by the county over the last year...
Click It or Ticket: Be safe, be smart this Thanksgiving (11/25/09)
Arkansas state and local law enforcement officers are hopeful for a fatality free Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Once again the officers will participate in the Click It or Ticket enforcement initiative to remind drivers and motor vehicle passengers to buckle-up whether it's a trip to the grocery store or going across state to visit family...
An Area Business Salute - Hi-Lo Shoppe (11/25/09)
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...
Pirates blast Panthers (11/25/09)
Jumping in front 9-2 to start the game, the Calico Rock Pirates didn't let up until they had posted a 55-34 rout of the Norfork Panthers in 1A-2 North action Nov. 17 at Harold Ray Jeffery Gymnasium. Brayden McCurley led the way with 15 points, with Jake Pool following closely with 14...
Redskins stop Cougars (11/25/09)
The Pocahontas Redskins opened their season with a 46-29 victory over the Izard County Cougars Nov. 17 at Pocahontas. Josh Ball scored 12 points for the Cougars. The junior Cougars fell to Norfork 43-32 Nov. 19 at the Cougars' Den in Brockwell. Trenton Hatman scored a game-high 19 points to lead Izard County...
Bears split with Izard County (11/25/09)
Paced by a balanced scoring attack, the Izard County Lady Cougars knocked off the Mammoth Spring Lady Bears 52-42 Nov. 20. Trisha Arnold led the Lady Cougars with 16 points, followed by Rachel Harmon's 12. Amber Hall and Kaydie Campbell notched eight points each...
Katz even the score with Flippin Bobcats (11/25/09)
The Melbourne Bearkatz paid back Flippin for a loss earlier in the season by knocking off the Bobcats 65-51 Nov. 17 at The Arena in Melbourne. Flippin had gave the Katz their only loss to date in the Panther Classic in Norfork during the season's opening weekend...
Bears split with Izard County (11/25/09)
Paced by a balanced scoring attack, the Izard County Lady Cougars knocked off the Mammoth Spring Lady Bears 52-42 Nov. 20. Trisha Arnold led the Lady Cougars with 16 points, followed by Rachel Harmon's 12. Amber Hall and Kaydie Campbell notched eight points each...
No vacation in Paris (11/25/09)
Paris was not the destination that they had originally planned for. And a 22-point loss was certainly not the outcome they had ultimately hoped for. But regardless of what they had planned or hoped for, the Cave City Cavemen's second-ever trip to the Class 3A State Football Playoffs came to an end Nov. 20 with a 34-12 loss to the homestanding Paris Eagles...
Cavewomen continue defensive domination (11/25/09)
By holding their third straight opponent to under 20 points for the game, the Cave City Cavewomen improved to 3-0 on the season with a 41-19 shellacking of Cedar Ridge Nov. 17. Cave City held a commanding 23-4 advantage at the half and never looked back...
Hog Calls (11/25/09)
FAYETTEVILLE -- You could tell who Ryan Mallett had played just by looking at him. Mississippi State. It was all over his face. The scrapes, the bruises, the nose discolored. That's how most Arkansas quarterbacks have looked after battling the Bulldogs...
Hole-in-one for Bryson (11/25/09)
Bob Bryson recorded a hole-in-one Nov. 21 at the North Course in Cherokee Village. Bryson used a 3-wood to hit the shot on the 191-yard hole #8. The shot was witnessed by Art Ritter and Phil Opalewski.
Death Notices published week of November 25, 2009 (11/25/09)
George L. "G.L." Underwood, 79, of Las Vegas, Nev., formerly of Myrtle, Mo., died Nov. 14, 2009, in Las Vegas. Arrangements by the Carter Funeral home of Thayer, Mo. Lewis J. Martin, 93, of Thayer, Mo., died Nov. 18, 2009, at his home in Thayer. Arrangements by the Carter Funeral Home of Thayer, Mo...
Death Notices published week of November 25, 2009 (11/25/09)
George L. "G.L." Underwood, 79, of Las Vegas, Nev., formerly of Myrtle, Mo., died Nov. 14, 2009, in Las Vegas. Arrangements by the Carter Funeral home of Thayer, Mo. Lewis J. Martin, 93, of Thayer, Mo., died Nov. 18, 2009, at his home in Thayer. Arrangements by the Carter Funeral Home of Thayer, Mo...
Death Notices published week of November 25, 2009 (11/25/09)
Herbert Francis Castor, 71, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Nov. 21, 2009, at his residence. Arrangements by Tri-County Funeral Home of Highland, Ark. Patrick James Riley, 63, of Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas, died on November 17, 2009, in Salem, Arkansas. Horseshoe Bend Memorial Chapel in charge of arrangements...
Addie Lynn Shepherd (11/25/09)
Johnathan and Lacey Shepherd of Salem, announce the birth of their daughter, Addie Lynn Shepherd, on Oct. 14, 2009, at 7:42 p.m. at the Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Ark. She was welcomed home by her brother, John Carter Shepherd...
AtAleigh Mystiya Midkiff (11/25/09)
AtAleigh Mystiya Midkiff was born on Nov. 11, 2009, at St. Bernard's Hospital Birthcare Center in Jonesboro, Ark. Her parents are Brittany and Bob Midkiff of Horseshoe Bend, Ark AtAleigh Mystiya's siblings include Austin Midkiff, 10, Bianca Midkiff, 7, America Midkiff, 4 and Liberty Midkiff, 1...
Maggie Jo Wiseman (11/25/09)
Brad and Lindsey Wiseman of Salem, Ark., announce the birth of their daughter, Maggie Jo Wiseman. She was born at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Ark., on Sept. 28, 2009. Maggie Jo weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces and was 19.5 inches long...
Addie Lynn Shepherd (11/25/09)
Johnathan and Lacey Shepherd of Salem, announce the birth of their daughter, Addie Lynn Shepherd, on Oct. 14, 2009, at 7:42 p.m. at the Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Ark. She was welcomed home by her brother, John Carter Shepherd...
AtAleigh Mystiya Midkiff (11/25/09)
AtAleigh Mystiya Midkiff was born on Nov. 11, 2009, at St. Bernard's Hospital Birthcare Center in Jonesboro, Ark. Her parents are Brittany and Bob Midkiff of Horseshoe Bend, Ark AtAleigh Mystiya's siblings include Austin Midkiff, 10, Bianca Midkiff, 7, America Midkiff, 4 and Liberty Midkiff, 1...
Maggie Jo Wiseman (11/25/09)
Brad and Lindsey Wiseman of Salem, Ark., announce the birth of their daughter, Maggie Jo Wiseman. She was born at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Ark., on Sept. 28, 2009. Maggie Jo weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces and was 19.5 inches long...
AtAleigh Mystiya Midkiff (11/25/09)
AtAleigh Mystiya Midkiff was born on Nov. 11, 2009, at St. Bernard's Hospital Birthcare Center in Jonesboro, Ark. Her parents are Brittany and Bob Midkiff of Horseshoe Bend, Ark AtAleigh Mystiya's siblings include Austin Midkiff, 10, Bianca Midkiff, 7, America Midkiff, 4 and Liberty Midkiff, 1...
Tackitt -- Lawrence (11/25/09)
Mindy Tackitt and Jake Lawrence were married Oct. 8 at the Assembly of God Church in Alton, Mo. Mindy is the daughter of Ronnie and Gaila Tackitt of Caulfield, Mo. Jake is the son of Jeff and Sandy (Romine) Lawrence of Couch, Mo. Maternal grandparents are Carl Cotter and the late Lou Ella Cotter of Caulfield, Mo., and Jim and Emma Lou Tackitt of Gepp, Ark...
Tackitt -- Lawrence (11/25/09)
Mindy Tackitt and Jake Lawrence were married Oct. 8 at the Assembly of God Church in Alton, Mo. Mindy is the daughter of Ronnie and Gaila Tackitt of Caulfield, Mo. Jake is the son of Jeff and Sandy (Romine) Lawrence of Couch, Mo. Maternal grandparents are Carl Cotter and the late Lou Ella Cotter of Caulfield, Mo., and Jim and Emma Lou Tackitt of Gepp, Ark...
Neely's to celebrate 50th wedding anniversary (11/25/09)
Athur D. and Joyce Y. Neely of Hardy, Ark., will be married 50 years on Dec. 4. The Neely girls invite all their community friends to join the family for a casual reception in their honor. A reception will be held at the Light in the Wilderness Assembly of God, located at 2315 Highway 62/412, Hardy, on Saturday, Nov. 28 at 2 p.m...
Churches to celebrate 50th wedding anniversary (11/25/09)
Gerald and Geraldine Church celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this weekend in West Plains, Mo., with their oldest son and his family. The couple were married Nov. 22, 1959, in Paragould, Ark., by Rev. Calvin Smith. The couple have three sons, Bill W. (Renea) of Alton, Mo., Dennis A. (Debbie) of Quincy, lll. and Craig F. Church of Wentzville, Mo. They have one granddaughter, Elizabeth, and four grandsons, Timothy, Benjamin, Jacob and Christopher...
Smith to celebrate 90th birthday (11/25/09)
The family of Freda Benton Smith invites you to join them on Saturday, Nov. 28, to celebrate her 90th birthday. In honor of this milestone, a drop-in event will be hosted by her children, Linda Overman (Jerry), and Dwight Smith (Teresa), and her grandchildren at the Salem Senior Citizens Building from 2-4 p.m. Omission of gifts is requested...
Neely's to celebrate 50th wedding anniversary (11/25/09)
Athur D. and Joyce Y. Neely of Hardy, Ark., will be married 50 years on Dec. 4. The Neely girls invite all their community friends to join the family for a casual reception in their honor. A reception will be held at the Light in the Wilderness Assembly of God, located at 2315 Highway 62/412, Hardy, on Saturday, Nov. 28 at 2 p.m...
Churches to celebrate 50th wedding anniversary (11/25/09)
Gerald and Geraldine Church celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this weekend in West Plains, Mo., with their oldest son and his family. The couple were married Nov. 22, 1959, in Paragould, Ark., by Rev. Calvin Smith. The couple have three sons, Bill W. (Renea) of Alton, Mo., Dennis A. (Debbie) of Quincy, lll. and Craig F. Church of Wentzville, Mo. They have one granddaughter, Elizabeth, and four grandsons, Timothy, Benjamin, Jacob and Christopher...
Smith to celebrate 90th birthday (11/25/09)
The family of Freda Benton Smith invites you to join them on Saturday, Nov. 28, to celebrate her 90th birthday. In honor of this milestone, a drop-in event will be hosted by her children, Linda Overman (Jerry), and Dwight Smith (Teresa), and her grandchildren at the Salem Senior Citizens Building from 2-4 p.m. Omission of gifts is requested...
Neely's to celebrate 50th wedding anniversary (11/25/09)
Athur D. and Joyce Y. Neely of Hardy, Ark., will be married 50 years on Dec. 4. The Neely girls invite all their community friends to join the family for a casual reception in their honor. A reception will be held at the Light in the Wilderness Assembly of God, located at 2315 Highway 62/412, Hardy, on Saturday, Nov. 28 at 2 p.m...
Oregon County Sheriff's Report (11/25/09)
Michael Eugene Henry, 27, of Oklahoma, was transported from Oklahoma to the Oregon County Jail Nov. 20 for failure to appear in Oregon County Circuit Court for writing a bad check. His bond was set at $3,000, and he remains in the Oregon County Jail...
Thayer Police Report (11/25/09)
Robert Davies Jr., 41, of Thayer, was held Nov. 14 for careless and reckless driving, DWI, defective equipment (headlight out) and failure to wear a seat belt. His bond was set at $774. He was issued citations, arrested and put on a mandatory eight-hour hold for DWI...
Missouri Highway Patrol (11/25/09)
Nancy K. Simmions, 21, of Alton, was westbound Nov. 22 at 1:35 p.m. on Route AA driving a 1997 Plymouth Breeze when her vehicle ran off the right side of the road, overcorrected and came back across the road and struck Robert V. Hobbs, 52, of Alton, driving a 1998 Ford Ranger that was heading east. Simmions had minor injuries and was transported to Ozarks Medical Center. The investigating trooper was J.C. Howell...
Horseshoe Bend Police Department (11/25/09)
Barbara Buck, 64, of Horseshoe Bend, was arrested Nov. 10 on a warrant for harassing communications. Buck was released on an own recognizance bond the same day. George Miller, 44, of Horseshoe Bend, was cited Nov. 15 for careless driving, driving on a suspended license and failure to remain at the scene of an accident. Miller lost control of his 1994 Ford F-150 on Catbird Drive and ended up in Pioneer Lake...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (11/25/09)
Wesley Roberts, 24, of Mammoth Spring, was arrested on a warrant for failure to appear on Sept. 4. Roberts was transferred from Fulton County Jail to the Arkansas Department of Corrections Nov. 16. Lemuel "Brent" Lewis, 34, of Thayer, Mo., was placed in to custody Oct. 13. Lewis was transferred from the Fulton County Jail to the Arkansas Department of Corrections Nov. 16...
Cherokee Village Police Report (11/25/09)
Judi Brown, 29, of Michigan arrested Nov. 12 for third degree domestic battery and public intoxication. Mandy Roberts, 34, of Mount Pleasant was arrested Nov. 12 for third degree domestic battery. Helen Mansfield, 34, of Cherokee Village was cited Nov. 13 for speeding and no proof of insurance...
Oregon County Sheriff's Report (11/25/09)
Michael Eugene Henry, 27, of Oklahoma, was transported from Oklahoma to the Oregon County Jail Nov. 20 for failure to appear in Oregon County Circuit Court for writing a bad check. His bond was set at $3,000, and he remains in the Oregon County Jail...
Thayer Police Report (11/25/09)
Robert Davies Jr., 41, of Thayer, was held Nov. 14 for careless and reckless driving, DWI, defective equipment (headlight out) and failure to wear a seat belt. His bond was set at $774. He was issued citations, arrested and put on a mandatory eight-hour hold for DWI...
Missouri Highway Patrol (11/25/09)
Nancy K. Simmions, 21, of Alton, was westbound Nov. 22 at 1:35 p.m. on Route AA driving a 1997 Plymouth Breeze when her vehicle ran off the right side of the road, overcorrected and came back across the road and struck Robert V. Hobbs, 52, of Alton, driving a 1998 Ford Ranger that was heading east. Simmions had minor injuries and was transported to Ozarks Medical Center. The investigating trooper was J.C. Howell...
Sharp County Sheriff's Report (11/25/09)
Judi Kay Brown, 29, of Cherokee Village was arrested Nov. 12 for third degree domestic battery and public intoxication. Mandy Roberts, 34, of Cherokee Village was arrested Nov. 12 for third degree domestic battery. Sharla Hall, 27, of Salem was arrested Nov. 13 on a hold for Fulton County...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (11/25/09)
Wesley Roberts, 24, of Mammoth Spring, was arrested on a warrant for failure to appear on Sept. 4. Roberts was transferred from Fulton County Jail to the Arkansas Department of Corrections Nov. 16. Lemuel "Brent" Lewis, 34, of Thayer, Mo., was placed in to custody Oct. 13. Lewis was transferred from the Fulton County Jail to the Arkansas Department of Corrections Nov. 16...
Horseshoe Bend Police Department (11/25/09)
Barbara Buck, 64, of Horseshoe Bend, was arrested Nov. 10 on a warrant for harassing communications. Buck was released on an own recognizance bond the same day. George Miller, 44, of Horseshoe Bend, was cited Nov. 15 for careless driving, driving on a suspended license and failure to remain at the scene of an accident. Miller lost control of his 1994 Ford F-150 on Catbird Drive and ended up in Pioneer Lake...
Cherokee Village Police Report (11/25/09)
Judi Brown, 29, of Michigan arrested Nov. 12 for third degree domestic battery and public intoxication. Mandy Roberts, 34, of Mount Pleasant was arrested Nov. 12 for third degree domestic battery. Helen Mansfield, 34, of Cherokee Village was cited Nov. 13 for speeding and no proof of insurance...
Sharp County Sheriff's Report (11/25/09)
Judi Kay Brown, 29, of Cherokee Village was arrested Nov. 12 for third degree domestic battery and public intoxication. Mandy Roberts, 34, of Cherokee Village was arrested Nov. 12 for third degree domestic battery. Sharla Hall, 27, of Salem was arrested Nov. 13 on a hold for Fulton County...
Cherokee Village Police Report (11/25/09)
Judi Brown, 29, of Michigan arrested Nov. 12 for third degree domestic battery and public intoxication. Mandy Roberts, 34, of Mount Pleasant was arrested Nov. 12 for third degree domestic battery. Helen Mansfield, 34, of Cherokee Village was cited Nov. 13 for speeding and no proof of insurance...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (11/25/09)
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...