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Stories from Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Christmas comes to Salem (12/16/09)
Photos by Steven Looney The Salem Christmas Parade was held Dec. 7. A large crowd attended to see the many floats and attractions and visit with Santa Claus. Winners from the event were: Groovy Little Flower Shop for best decorated business; first place float winner went to Ms. Cindy's 2nd Grade Class; second place to the Salem High School Cheerleaders; third place to Southfork River Living and Therapy; and honorable mention to NAEC. See more parade pictures inside on page 5...
Grinches steal money meant to buy children's Christmas gifts (12/16/09)
Over the course of about a week starting after Thanksgiving a string of burglaries has reportedly broken out across four counties -- Howell, Ozark and Oregon counties in Missouri and in Fulton County in Arkansas. It was on Dec. 7 that someone broke into the Out of the Way Cafe in Mammoth Spring and stole a jar of money which was meant to be donated to the Shop with a Cop program to help needy kids in the area have a merry Christmas...
Drug court could move to new building (12/16/09)
Being sent to jail on drug-related charges is no laughing matter. As many can attest to the number of people in jail in Izard and Fulton counties on such charges. Izard County Judge John Dan Kemp spoke with the Izard County Quorum Court Dec. 1 about the proposed Izard-Fulton County Drug Court facility that will see to it that those in need of or who have been ordered by a court to go through drug rehabilitation...
Man dies in vehicle fire (12/16/09)
A Cherokee Village man died in a vehicle fire Dec. 8 at Ivey's Car Wash in Ash Flat. According to records obtained from both the Ash Flat Fire Department and the Sharp County Sheriff's Department, the fire department responded to the call at the business around 11 p.m. in which a vehicle was reported on fire. The call came from the occupant, Brittany Dahm, 28, of Cherokee Village...
Shooting brings charges of attempted murder (12/16/09)
A late night shooting Dec. 18 led to the arrest of a Sharp County man on attempted murder charges. A report obtained from the Sharp County Sheriff's Department says a call regarding a shooting on Baker's Cemetery Road and Arkansas Highway 175 was dispatched just before midnight Friday, Dec. 18...
The holidays: if you catch a buzz, catch a ride (12/16/09)
Impaired Driving is one of America's deadliest crimes. Nationally, 11,773 people die in alcohol impaired driving crashes during 2008. Hundreds of thousands more are injured each year. That's why Bonita Montgomery, D.W.I. instructor and coordinator of Health Resources of Arkansas is joining with other national, state and local highway safety and law enforcement officials to remind everyone this holiday season to always designate a sober driver before each holiday party or event involving alcohol...
Divers recover stolen gun (12/16/09)
After two men were discovered breaking into his Evening Shade home Dec. 12, Rick Miller called Sharp County Central Dispatch to report the incident. According to a press release from the Sharp County Sheriff's Department, Miller told officials that he had initially let the men go when they convinced him they were at the wrong home...
Fulton County History Books available for Christmas giving (12/16/09)
The Fulton County Heritage Foundation suggests giving a Christmas gift that can be passed down through future generations to preserve the history of their ancestors. The group has Fulton County, Ark., and It's Families that can be mailed to anyone in the United States and a gift card will be included...
Divelbiss completes police training course (12/16/09)
Clay Divelbiss of the Fulton County Sheriff's Office was one of 43 officers who successfully completed Basic Police Training Course 2009-B at the Black River Technical College Law Enforcement Training Academy in Pocahontas, Ark. The 13-week, 612 hour course which began Aug. ...
Dillinger seeks re-election (12/16/09)
Fulton County Sheriff Walter Dillinger has announced he will seek another term as sheriff, subject to the May 18, 2010, Primary Election. In announcing his candidacy, Dillinger said, "The current term is coming to a close already. I am very pleased to announce my candidacy for Sheriff of Fulton County. It would give me great pleasure, to once again serve the citizens of Fulton County...
Local Modern Woodmen plant trees as a lasting gift (12/16/09)
More than 80,000 trees have been planted in the United States
Christmas Parades! (12/16/09)
The Thayer and Alton Christmas Parades drew large crowds to welcome the holiday season to their towns. Bands, floats and the jolly old man himself made appearances at the parades. See more pictures inside on pages 4 and 7.
Grinches steal money meant to buy children's Christmas gifts (12/16/09)
Over the course of about a week starting after Thanksgiving a string of burglaries has reportedly broken out across four counties -- Howell, Ozark and Oregon counties in Missouri and in Fulton County in Arkansas. It was on Dec. 7 that someone broke into the Out of the Way Cafe in Mammoth Spring and stole a jar of money which was meant to be donated to the Shop with a Cop program to help needy kids in the area have a merry Christmas...
Garden Club named Grand Marshalls of Christmas Parade (12/16/09)
The Mammoth Spring Garden Club has been dedicated towards helping the Mammoth Spring community stay attractive to tourists since its founding in 1937. As the Grand Marshalls for the Mammoth Spring Christmas Parade, they are being honored for such dedication to the city...
New rabies vaccine law to take effect (12/16/09)
The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) has released information regarding new rabies vaccination laws for the state. The State Board of Health updated the Rabies Control Act so pets have a longer interval between rabies vaccinations. This rule will be in effect Jan. 1, 2010...
Thayer Council discuss bids for Two Mile Creek (12/16/09)
The Thayer City Council met in regular session Dec. 8 to discuss what to do with the bidding for the Two Mile Creek Bridge along with other issues. "I'm all right with the bids," said Alderman Bob Freeman. "It's the procedure that it's done in I'm not happy with."...
Homecoming Queen 2009 (12/16/09)
Photo by Brandi Sutherland Dec. 11 was Alton's Homecoming. Kayla Davis was the Homecoming Queen.
Shooting brings charges of attempted murder (12/16/09)
A late night shooting Dec. 18 led to the arrest of a Sharp County man on attempted murder charges. A report obtained from the Sharp County Sheriff's Department says a call regarding a shooting on Baker's Cemetery Road and Arkansas Highway 175 was dispatched just before midnight Friday, Dec. 18...
Faces & Places: Koshkonong Historical Society (12/16/09)
History is an important part of everyone's learning. It teaches people about the past and shows them how things used to be and how people reacted to certain events in history. Local history is especially important because over the years it can be easily lost to the sands of time. ...
Divelbiss completes police training course (12/16/09)
Clay Divelbiss of the Fulton County Sheriff's Office was one of 43 officers who successfully completed Basic Police Training Course 2009-B at the Black River Technical College Law Enforcement Training Academy in Pocahontas, Ark. The 13-week, 612 hour course which began Aug. ...
Fulton County History Books available for Christmas giving (12/16/09)
The Fulton County Heritage Foundation suggests giving a Christmas gift that can be passed down through future generations to preserve the history of their ancestors. The group has Fulton County, Ark., and It's Families that can be mailed to anyone in the United States and a gift card will be included...
Dillinger seeks re-election (12/16/09)
Fulton County Sheriff Walter Dillinger has announced he will seek another term as sheriff, subject to the May 18, 2010, Primary Election. In announcing his candidacy, Dillinger said, "The current term is coming to a close already. I am very pleased to announce my candidacy for Sheriff of Fulton County. It would give me great pleasure, to once again serve the citizens of Fulton County...
Local Modern Woodmen plant trees as a lasting gift (12/16/09)
On Nov. 13, local Modern Woodmen of America members gave a lasting gift to the community. Members on the Salem Modern Woodmen Camp gathered at Fulton County Health Unit to plant sugar maple trees. The project was part of the Plant A Tree Program, a nationwide program introduced by Modern Woodmen for its members in 2004. "This program ties Modern Woodmen members to the roots of your organization," said Karen Lance, leader of the local Modern Woodmen Camp...
Area man dies in vehicle fire (12/16/09)
Cause of death determined to be accidental
Divers recover stolen weapon (12/16/09)
After two men were discovered breaking into his Evening Shade home Dec. 12, Rick Miller called Sharp County Central Dispatch to report the incident. According to a press release from the Sharp County Sheriff's Department, Miller told officials that he had initially let the men go when they convinced him they were at the wrong home...
New rabies vaccine law to take effect (12/16/09)
The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) has released information regarding new rabies vaccination laws for the state. The State Board of Health updated the Rabies Control Act so pets have a longer interval between rabies vaccinations. This rule will be in effect Jan. 1, 2010...
S.C. man charged with attempted murder (12/16/09)
A late night shooting Dec. 18 led to the arrest of a Sharp County man on attempted murder charges. A report obtained from the Sharp County Sheriff's Department says a call regarding a shooting on Baker's Cemetery Road and Arkansas Highway 175 was dispatched just before midnight Friday, Dec. 18...
Webbs honored (12/16/09)
The Cherokee Village Lions' Club met Nov. 3, at the Cherokee Village Lutheran Church. A delicious traditional Thanksgiving meal was enjoyed in honor of the holiday after Lion Charly opened the meeting in prayer. Past District Governor Lion Wally Shultz presented the PDG award to David and Tracy Webb for their Pretty Darn Good community service work. The Webbs work tirelessly on the annual golf tournament in the Village...
Gobble Gram! (12/16/09)
Photo/Julie Sandy Dustin Davis, an 8th grader at Cave City Middle School, delivers a "Gobble-Gram" to a fellow student on Nov. 23. Davis and fellow 8th grader Garrett Haley took turns delivering the Gobble-Grams dressed as a Thanksgiving turkey. The Junior Beta Club and History Club co-sponsored this fundraiser and all proceeds go to Cystic Fibrosis research...
Singing set (12/16/09)
The Golden Road Quartet will be at the Hardy Senior Citizen's Center, Dec. 19 at 6 p.m.
Tree sale now underway (12/16/09)
The Sharp County Conservation District announces that the annual tree sale has now begun. The district will accept orders from now until Jan. 19, 2010, and the trees will be in around the first week of March. This year the conservation district is offering the following: bundle of the following: (1 forsythia, 1 java red weigela, 1 Chinese chestnut and 1 bush honeysuckle) $7, Crape Myrtle (red, white, purple or pink) $2.50 each, white dogwood $2.50, Bradford pear $7.50 and 25 pine seedlings $1.50. ...
City Council to meet (12/16/09)
Cherokee Village City Council will meet Thursday, Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Cherokee Village City Hall.
Cavemen roar at Lyon (12/16/09)
MVP effort from Foreman helps Cave City top field
Faces & Places: Alta Carroll: Angelic Elf (12/16/09)
Tammy Curtis Staff Writer Halos and wings are the first things that come to mind when the word 'angels' is mentioned, but for someone to be considered an angel, most would agree they must help others and in some way protect them. Many who know Alta Carroll would consider her a living angel minus the halo and wings. Carroll has been instrumental in the Angel Tree Project in Sharp County for many years, insuring that families in need have the Christmas they deserve...
Katz stopped in Lyon finals (12/16/09)
Those assembled inside Becknell Gymnasium in Batesville on Dec. 12 were treated to a battle of iron wills. Spencer Caraway was bound and determined not to let his team lose for the second straight year in the finals of the Lyon College Invitational Tournament...
Hillcrest eases by Lady Cougars (12/16/09)
Buoyed by a big fourth-period performance, the Hillcrest Lady Screamin' Eagles slipped by Izard County 67-66 Dec. 11 at the Cougars' Den in Brockwell. The Lady Cougs led 40-23 at the half and 57-41 after three periods of play, but Hillcrest outscored Izard County 26-9 in the final frame to ease to a one-point win...
Bears fall in semi-finals (12/16/09)
Upon reaching the semi-finals of the annual Lyon College Invitational Tournament in Batesville, the Mammoth Spring Bears were faced with a re-match with the Melbourne Bearkatz, the only team to hand the Bears a loss so far on the season. Jumping out to a big 14-4 lead after the first period, the Katz made it two wins in a row this year over Mammoth Spring (13-2) with a 41-31 victory Dec. 11 at Becknell Gymnasium...
Viola squads one step short of championship game (12/16/09)
The Viola Lady Longhorns' bid to win their third straight tournament title this year came up a bit short with a 43-30 setback to the Mountain View Lady Yellowjackets Dec. 11 in the semi-final round of the annual Lyon College Invitational Tournament at Becknell Gymnasium in Batesville...
Couch thorn in Lady Cats' paw (12/16/09)
Lady Indians pick up where they left off last year; win 4th straight over Thayer
Bears fall in semi-finals (12/16/09)
Upon reaching the semi-finals of the annual Lyon College Invitational Tournament in Batesville, the Mammoth Spring Bears were faced with a re-match with the Melbourne Bearkatz, the only team to hand the Bears a loss so far on the season. Jumping out to a big 14-4 lead after the first period, the Katz made it two wins in a row this year over Mammoth Spring (13-2) with a 41-31 victory Dec. 11 at Becknell Gymnasium...
Vacation over for Lady Rebels (12/16/09)
Highland went two weeks without playing a real game and when the Lady Rebels returned to the court it was at the Lyon College Tournament. The Lady Rebs started slow against Buffalo Island Central, but came away with a 50-46 overtime win over the Lady Mustangs on Dec. 8...
Death Notices published week of December 17, 2009 (12/16/09)
Neecie Larsen, 91, of Ash Flat died Dec. 7, 2009, at Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehab. Arrangements by Tri-County Funeral Home of Highland. Raymond E. Oldt, 94, of Elburn, Ill., and Hardy, Ark., died Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009, at Rosewood Care Center in St. Charles, Ill. Arrangements by the Malone Funeral Home of Geneva...
Death Notices published week of December 17, 2009 (12/16/09)
Neecie Larsen, 91, of Ash Flat died Dec. 7, 2009, at Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehab. Arrangements by Tri-County Funeral Home of Highland. Raymond E. Oldt, 94, of Elburn, Ill., and Hardy, Ark., died Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009, at Rosewood Care Center in St. Charles, Ill. Arrangements by the Malone Funeral Home of Geneva...
Death Notices published week of December 17, 2009 (12/16/09)
Neecie Larsen, 91, of Ash Flat died Dec. 7, 2009, at Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehab. Arrangements by Tri-County Funeral Home of Highland. Raymond E. Oldt, 94, of Elburn, Ill., and Hardy, Ark., died Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009, at Rosewood Care Center in St. Charles, Ill. Arrangements handled by the Malone Funeral Home of Geneva...
Madison LeAnne and Petyon Riley Goodman (12/16/09)
Eddie Goodman and Shaunda Prater of Hardy announce the birth of twin girls on Dec. 1. Madison LeAnne and Petyon Riley Goodman weighed 2 pounds. Grandparents are Carmen and Bo Goodman of Ash Flat, Donald and Shelia Prater of Austin and Tami and Terry Burns, M.D.; of Hardy...
Cooper -- Daigle Wedding (12/16/09)
Family and friends gathered at Sidney Baptist Church, Sidney, Ark., Saturday, Nov. 21 to witness the exchanging of wedding vows by Elizabeth Cooper of Melbourne and Justin Daigle of Mount Pleasant. Fall colors of deep burgundy, rich browns and celedon green transformed the church into an enchanted setting for the November wedding. ...
Poppe - Todd (12/16/09)
The parents of Heather Lee Poppe, Palmyra, Mo., and Brandon Lee Todd, Mammoth Spring, Ark., announce the engagement of their children. Poppe is the daughter of John and Angie Poppe, Palmyra, Mo., and Todd is the son of Freddie and Tab Thompson of Mammoth Spring and Ronnie Todd of Salem, Ark...
Poppe - Todd (12/16/09)
The parents of Heather Lee Poppe, Palmyra, Mo., and Brandon Lee Todd, Mammoth Spring, Ark., announce the engagement of their children. Poppe is the daughter of John and Angie Poppe, Palmyra, Mo., and Todd is the son of Freddie and Tab Thompson of Mammoth Spring and Ronnie Todd of Salem, Ark...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (12/16/09)
Christopher Sorg, 28, of Ash Flat, was arrested June 30 for use or possession with the intent to use drug paraphernalia with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine and possession of anhydrous ammonia in an unapproved container. Sorg was transferred to the Department of Correction Dec. 11...
Izard County Sheriff's Report (12/16/09)
The Izard County Sheriff's Department has received information that two Hispanics, one male and one female, are in this part of the state and are suspected of passing fake payroll checks in the name of Tyson Foods. Sheriff Tate Lawrence said they are reported to be driving a red Nissan van with either California or Alabama tags. ...
Sharp County Sheriff's Report (12/16/09)
Ashley Shierling, 28, of Cherokee Village was arrested Dec. 3 for shoplifting. Jimmy Smith, 26, of Williford was arrested Dec. 3 for jail time until payment of fines is met. Nicolas McClure, 20, of Hardy was arrested Dec. 3 for 30 days jail time. Lonny Williams, 67, of Ash Flat was arrested Dec. 3 for DWI...
Fulton County District Court (12/16/09)
Rex Allen Foster, 42, had a petition to revoke probation withdrawn and was charged with two counts of taking of property. He was sentenced to 144 months in the Department of Correction and was ordered to pay a court cost of $150 and other fees. Andrew House had a petition to revoke probation withdrawn...
Fulton County District Court (12/16/09)
Rex Allen Foster, 42, had a petition to revoke probation withdrawn and was charged with two counts of taking of property. He was sentenced to 144 months in the Department of Correction and was ordered to pay a court cost of $150 and other fees. Andrew House had a petition to revoke probation withdrawn...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (12/16/09)
Christopher Sorg, 28, of Ash Flat, was arrested June 30 for use or possession with the intent to use drug paraphernalia with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine and possession of anhydrous ammonia in an unapproved container. Sorg was transferred to the Department of Correction Dec. 11...
Izard County Sheriff's Report (12/16/09)
The Izard County Sheriff's Department has received information that two Hispanics, one male and one female, are in this part of the state and are suspected of passing fake payroll checks in the name of Tyson Foods. Sheriff Tate Lawrence said they are reported to be driving a red Nissan van with either California or Alabama tags. ...
Sharp County Sheriff's Report (12/16/09)
Ashley Shierling, 28, of Cherokee Village was arrested Dec. 3 for shoplifting. Jimmy Smith, 26, of Williford was arrested Dec. 3 for jail time until payment of fines is met. Nicolas McClure, 20, of Hardy was arrested Dec. 3 for 30 days jail time. Lonny Williams, 67, of Ash Flat was arrested Dec. 3 for DWI...
Oregon County Sheriff's Report (12/16/09)
Todd Cruz, 36, of St. Peter's, Mo., was brought in from St. Charles County for two counts of passing bad checks. He's being held on a $2,000 bond.
Sharp County Sheriff's Report (12/16/09)
Ashley Shierling, 28, of Cherokee Village was arrested Dec. 3 for shoplifting. Jimmy Smith, 26, of Williford was arrested Dec. 3 for jail time until payment of fines is met. Nicolas McClure, 20, of Hardy was arrested Dec. 3 for 30 days jail time. Lonny Williams, 67, of Ash Flat was arrested Dec. 3 for DWI...
Cherokee Village Police Report (12/16/09)
Brittany Dahm, 28, of Cherokee Village was cited Nov. 20 for driver's license suspended and no proof of insurance. Colton Wilson, 18, of Ash Flat was cited Nov. 21 for no vehicle license. Frank Aviles, 33, of Cherokee Village was cited Nov. 23 for careless and inattentive driving...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (12/16/09)
Michael Biby, 35, of Salem, was arrested Nov. 27 for DWI and implied consent. Biby was released from the Fulton County Jail Nov. 30 on his own recognizance. Joseph Benedict, 33, of Salem, was arrested Nov. 30 on a warrant for failure to appear. Benedict is being held in the Fulton County Jail without bond...