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Stories from Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Funds received (12/22/09)
The Mammoth Spring National Fish Hatchery will soon be leaping out of the water for joy with the funds that will be going towards building the expansion. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has given a contract of $1,281,000 to Linc Government Services, LLC through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA)...
H1N1 vaccine available to all (12/22/09)
The H1N1 vaccine is now available to anyone who wants one in Missouri, according to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. MDHSS announced this earlier this month and said that daily shipments of the H1N1 vaccine has made the vaccine supplies more available. Daily shipments, coupled with rationing the vaccine to high-risk populations when a shortage was noticed, helped eventually make the drug available to all populations in the state...
Areawide Media announces winter hours (12/22/09)
Areawide Media would like to announce that beginning Jan. 6, the Sharp County Record, Izard/Fulton County Record and Oregon County Records will be combined into one product, the Areawide Record. This will allow a larger record with advertising from a much larger coverage area, a way Areawide hopes to better serve their valued customers...
Earns elite ranking (12/22/09)
North Arkansas HomeCare has announced that it has been named to the 2009 HomeCare Elite, a compilation of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. Winners are ranked by an analysis of performance measures in quality outcomes, quality improvement and financial performance...
City tackles new dog ordinance (12/22/09)
Salem City Council met Thursday, Dec. 17 to review the first draft of the city's new Dog Ordinance banning dangerous dogs within city limits. The ordinance lists the following breeds as "presumed to be dangerous animals": The staffordshire bull terrier, the American staffordshire bull terrier, the American pit bull terrier, the Rottweiler, the wolf-hybrid or tundra shepherd, the bull terrier, the chow chow, the mixed breed of dogs known as pit bulls and "any dog that has the appearance and characteristics of being predominantly of the breeds of dogs listed.". ...
Committee named to oversee new Fulton County Jail project (12/22/09)
At the recent Quorum Court meeting, held on Dec. 14, a new committee was formed to watch over the new jail building process. County Judge Charles Willett named Quorum Court members Jack Haney, Michael Barnett, and Jim Bicker, along with Salem Police Chief Al Roork, and Fulton County Hospital Board of Governors member Jerry Blevins, with attorney Duane Plumlee available to assist when needed...
Sharing the reason for the season (12/22/09)
While most are hustling and bustling around to finish shopping and purchase last minute items for their holiday dinners, it is important to remember those who are not able to do the traditional holiday shopping and cooking, the elderly who are housebound, many without families...
Areawide Media announces new winter hours (12/22/09)
Areawide Media would like to announce that beginning Jan. 6, the Sharp County Record, Izard/Fulton County Record and Oregon County Records will be combined into one product, the Areawide Record. This will allow a larger record with advertising from a much larger coverage area, a way Areawide hopes to better serve the valued customers...
Santa comes to town (12/22/09)
Bailey Dunn sits on Santa's lap during the Hardy Christmas Parade, Dec. 12, telling him how good she has been and that she wants a bike for Christmas before the parade. For more photos from the parade see next week's Villager Journal. Photos by Tammy Curtis...
Sharing the reason for the season (12/22/09)
While most are hustling and bustling around to finish shopping and purchase last minute items for their holiday dinners, it is important to remember those who are not able to do the traditional holiday shopping and cooking, the elderly who are housebound, many without families...
Williford community to finally get new library (12/22/09)
After months of discussion and several very disappointing holdbacks, the Williford community is one step closer to making their new library a reality. The new location will be out of the way of the grasp of the mighty Spring River that has notoriously flooded the current location on three different occasions, causing thousands of dollars worth of damage...
Recycling center fueled by volunteerism (12/22/09)
On most Wednesdays, Cherokee Village's Town Center is bustling with environmentally conscious residents waiting patiently in line to recycle everything from plastic to newspaper. The various civic groups and other volunteers who operate the mobile unit give their time to help their community...
Areawide Media announces winter hours (12/22/09)
Areawide Media would like to announce that beginning Jan. 6, the Sharp County Record, Izard/Fulton County Record and Oregon County Records will be combined into one product, the Areawide Record. This will allow a larger record with advertising from a much larger coverage area, a way Areawide hopes to better serve the valued customers...
New business to help contractors and homeowners (12/22/09)
With the large amount of natural disasters suffered in the area, from tornados, thunderstorms and the huge ice storm, the need for reputable building and repair contractors is at an all time high. For this reason Andrea Wolverton has began an at home business to cater to the needs of both homeowners seeking respectable contractors as well as servicing the needs of these contractors by making the public aware of their businesses...
Liberty toes line, tops Alton (12/22/09)
Although they certainly weren't helped by the fact they were missing starting guard Becca See, or by the bug that had zapped a few players of their usual strength and endurance, that wasn't really the Alton Lady Comets' biggest problem against the Mountain View/Birch Tree Liberty Lady Eagles...
Cats top Bears (12/22/09)
They had their chances late but just couldn't find a bucket when they really needed it. Down 31-30 to the Thayer Bobcats late in the fourth period Dec. 18, the Mammoth Spring Bears had a chance to pull ahead on three straight possessions but just couldn't connect with a hoop and the Cats held on for the one-point win...
Horns push past Cougars (12/22/09)
The Viola Longhorns may have improved to 16-5 overall and picked up their second win in 1A-2 North play Dec. 18 at the Cougars' Den in Brockwell, but the victory over the homestanding Cougars was anything but a walk in the park. Izard County came out inspired and it took all the Longhorns had to push past the Cougars 42-34...
Lady Katz hammer Walnut Ridge (12/22/09)
The Melbourne Lady Bearkatz remained unbeaten in 2-2A Conference play with a 61-45 road victory at Walnut Ridge Dec. 15. Amanda Treat paced Melbourne (9-5, 4-0) with 15 points. Kenzi Gillihan and Maggie Jo Cooper logged 11 points apiece. Sara Beth Adams posted a 10-point, 10-rebound double-double, while Karli Gillihan also racked up 10 points...
Cats top Bears (12/22/09)
They had their chances late but just couldn't find a bucket when they really needed it. Down 31-30 to the Thayer Bobcats late in the fourth period Dec. 18, the Mammoth Spring Bears had a chance to pull ahead on three straight possessions but just couldn't connect with a hoop and the Cats held on for the one-point win...
Rebels split with rival Redskins (12/22/09)
Highland survived seven third-quarter lead changes and pulled away from the Lady Redskins in the fourth to stay perfect in conference play with a 61-48 victory over Pocahontas. The Rebels led until the five-minute mark of the third quarter, but could not hold off Pocahontas, falling to the Redskins 55-50...
Trio of Cavemen named All-State (12/22/09)
The Cave City Cavemen were rewarded for their outstanding football season by placing three players on the Class 3A All-State Football Team. Seniors Thamail Morgan, Alan Wright and Tyler Engleman, who all played big parts in Cave City's 9-2 season, were named to the All-State squad last week...
Death Notices published week of December 24, 2009 (12/22/09)
Neecie Larsen, 91, of Ash Flat died Dec. 7, 2009, at Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehab. Arrangements by Tri-County Funeral Home of Highland. Mildred Erline Groves, 83, of Hardy, Ark., died Sunday, Dec. 13, 2009, at Ash Flat Nursing and Rehab. Arrangements by Heath Funeral Home of Highland, Ark...
Death Notices published week of December 24, 2009 (12/22/09)
Neecie Larsen, 91, of Ash Flat died Dec. 7, 2009, at Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehab. Arrangements by Tri-County Funeral Home of Highland. Mildred Erline Groves, 83, of Hardy, Ark., died Sunday, Dec. 13, 2009, at Ash Flat Nursing and Rehab. Arrangements by Heath Funeral Home of Highland, Ark...
Death Notices published week of December 24, 2009 (12/22/09)
Nellie L. Crabtrey Sharp, 91, of Ash Flat, Ark., died Dec. 12, 2009, in Ash Flat. Arrangements by the Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City. Mildred Erline Groves, 83, of Hardy, Ark., died Sunday, Dec. 13, 2009, at Ash Flat Nursing and Rehab. Arrangements by Heath Funeral Home of Highland, Ark...
New Arrivals (12/22/09)
Kynlee Grace Norberg Jeremy Norberg and Jessica Crase, West Plains, are the parents of a baby girl, Kynlee Grace Norberg, born at 7:33 p.m., Nov. 28 at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and was 19-1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Mike and Nina Crase, Thayer, and Steve and Sally Norberg, West Plains...
New Arrivals (12/22/09)
Kynlee Grace Norberg Jeremy Norberg and Jessica Crase, West Plains, are the parents of a baby girl, Kynlee Grace Norberg, born at 7:33 p.m., Nov. 28 at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and was 19-1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Mike and Nina Crase, Thayer, and Steve and Sally Norberg, West Plains...
Lakeyn Joseph Adams (12/22/09)
Dustin Adams and Amanda Schmeltzer-Adams of Merrill, Wis., announce the birth of a son, Lakeyn Joseph on Nov. 30, 2009, at 4:48 p.m. a Aspirus Wausau Hospital in Wausau, Wis. He weighed 8 pounds. 6 ounces and was 21 inches long. Grandparents are Jeff and Shevan Schmeltzer of Merrill, and Sherry Adams of Hardy, Ark...
Brewers celebrate 60 years of marriage (12/22/09)
Charles and LaVerne "Penn" Brewer celebrated 60 years of marriage and they and their children went to Tadpoles Fish House. The Brewers were married Oct. 15, 1949, and are the parents of Tommy (Joyce) Brewer, Donna Brewer, Karen (Charles) Willett, and Vicki (Chad) Stoddard...
Barkers to celebrate 50th wedding anniversary (12/22/09)
Mr. and Mrs. Reggie and Carolyn (Cantrell) Barker of Peculiar, Mo., will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Christmas day. The couple were married in 1959 at the Assembly of God Church in Viola, Ark. They are loved by their two children, Eddie Barker and Debbie and (husband) Ronnie Owens and three grandchildren, Heather Owens, Whitney Barker and Dustin Barker and many other family members and friends...
Wrights to celebrate 45th anniversary (12/22/09)
Buddy and Alice Lou Wright, residents of Oregon County will have their 45th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Dec. 26. Buddy Wright and Alice Lou Cantrell were married at Alton, Mo., on Dec. 26 1964. The couple has four children, Douglas Wright, Donna  Henry and husband Joe, Tammy Hufstedler and husband Derek and John Wright and wife Angela and several grandchildren...
Brewers celebrate 60 years of marriage (12/22/09)
Charles and LaVerne "Penn" Brewer celebrated 60 years of marriage and they and their children went to Tadpoles Fish House. The Brewers were married Oct. 15, 1949, and are the parents of Tommy (Joyce) Brewer, Donna Brewer, Karen (Charles) Willett, and Vicki (Chad) Stoddard...
Barkers to celebrate 50th wedding anniversary (12/22/09)
Mr. and Mrs. Reggie and Carolyn (Cantrell) Barker of Peculiar, Mo., will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Christmas day. The couple were married in 1959 at the Assembly of God Church in Viola, Ark. They are loved by their two children, Eddie Barker and Debbie and (husband) Ronnie Owens and three grandchildren, Heather Owens, Whitney Barker and Dustin Barker and many other family members and friends...
Wrights to celebrate 45th anniversary (12/22/09)
Buddy and Alice Lou Wright, residents of Oregon County will have their 45th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Dec. 26. Buddy Wright and Alice Lou Cantrell were married at Alton, Mo., on Dec. 26 1964. The couple has four children, Douglas Wright, Donna  Henry and husband Joe, Tammy Hufstedler and husband Derek and John Wright and wife Angela and several grandchildren...
Horseshoe Bend Police Department (12/22/09)
Margaret Brabon, 35, of Horseshoe Bend, was arrested on numerous charges Wednesday, Dec. 16. On Dec. 16, Chief Fred Mitchell Jr. and Lt. Carl Boles accompanied Arkansas State Police Investigator Jannette Cooper to the Brabon residence on Hawk Drive. ...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (12/22/09)
Michael Biby, 35, of Salem, was arrested Dec. 11 for violation of order of protection. Biby was released from the Fulton County Jail Dec. 15 on his own recognizance. Ronald Long, 59, of Elizabeth, was arrested Dec. 14 for domestic battery in the third-degree. Long was released from the Fulton County Jail Dec. 14 after posting a $415 cash bond...
Oregon County Sheriff's Report (12/22/09)
Luke Henry Neal, 29, of West Plains, was picked up at Howell County Dec. 21 on a speeding warrant. He is in jail in lieu of a $144.40 bond.
Thayer Police Report (12/22/09)
Robbie D. Ford, 26, of Thayer, was arrested Dec. 19 on a warrant for failure to appear. He posted bond and was released. Laura B. Garrison, 28, of Myrtle, was arrested Dec. 18 for DWI and failure to stop at a stop sign. She posted bond and was released...
Sharp County Sheriff's Report (12/22/09)
Ashley Shierling, 28, of Cherokee Village was arrested on Dec. 3 for shoplifting. Jimmy Smith, 26, of Williford was arrested Dec. 3 and sentenced to jail time until payment of fines is met. Nicholas McClure, 20, of Hardy was arrested on Dec. 3 and sentenced to 30 days in jail...
Cherokee Village Police Report (12/22/09)
Michelle Cooper, 46, of Cherokee Village was cited Dec. 4 for failure to pay registration and no proof of insurance. James Wingard, 43, of Ash Flat was arrested Dec. 7 for DWI #2, DL suspended for DWI, refusing breathalyzer and careless driving. Rick Wells, 53, of Cherokee Village was arrested Dec. 8 for public intoxication and criminal trespass...
Horseshoe Bend Police Department (12/22/09)
Margaret Brabon, 35, of Horseshoe Bend, was arrested on numerous charges Wednesday, Dec. 16. On Dec. 16, Chief Fred Mitchell Jr. and Lt. Carl Boles accompanied Arkansas State Police Investigator Jannette Cooper to the Brabon residence on Hawk Drive. ...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (12/22/09)
Michael Biby, 35, of Salem, was arrested Dec. 11 for violation of order of protection. Biby was released from the Fulton County Jail Dec. 15 on his own recognizance. Ronald Long, 59, of Elizabeth, was arrested Dec. 14 for domestic battery in the third-degree. Long was released from the Fulton County Jail Dec. 14 after posting a $415 cash bond...
Oregon County Sheriff's Report (12/22/09)
Luke Henry Neal, 29, of West Plains, was picked up at Howell County Dec. 21 on a speeding warrant. He is in jail in lieu of a $144.40 bond.
Thayer Police Report (12/22/09)
Robbie D. Ford, 26, of Thayer, was arrested Dec. 19 on a warrant for failure to appear. He posted bond and was released. Laura B. Garrison, 28, of Myrtle, was arrested Dec. 18 for DWI and failure to stop at a stop sign. She posted bond and was released...
Sharp County Sheriff's Report (12/22/09)
Ashley Shierling, 28, of Cherokee Village was arrested on Dec. 3 for shoplifting. Jimmy Smith, 26, of Williford was arrested Dec. 3 and sentenced to jail time until payment of fines is met. Nicholas McClure, 20, of Hardy was arrested on Dec. 3 and sentenced to 30 days in jail...
Cherokee Village Police Report (12/22/09)
Michelle Cooper, 46, of Cherokee Village was cited Dec. 4 for failure to pay registration and no proof of insurance. James Wingard, 43, of Ash Flat was arrested Dec. 7 for DWI #2, DL suspended for DWI, refusing breathalyzer and careless driving. Rick Wells, 53, of Cherokee Village was arrested Dec. 8 for public intoxication and criminal trespass...
Sharp County Sheriff's Report (12/22/09)
Ashley Shierling, 28, of Cherokee Village was arrested on Dec. 3 for shoplifting. Jimmy Smith, 26, of Williford was arrested Dec. 3 and sentenced to jail time until payment of fines is met. Nicholas McClure, 20, of Hardy was arrested on Dec. 3 and sentenced to 30 days in jail...
Cherokee Village Police Report (12/22/09)
Michelle Cooper, 46, of Cherokee Village was cited Dec. 4 for failure to pay registration and no proof of insurance. James Wingard, 43, of Ash Flat was arrested Dec. 7 for DWI #2, DL suspended for DWI, refusing breathalyzer and careless driving. Rick Wells, 53, of Cherokee Village was arrested Dec. 8 for public intoxication and criminal trespass...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (12/22/09)
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...
Fulton County Circuit Court (12/22/09)
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...