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Stories from Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Relay for Life Kick-Off (01/27/10)
Fulton County Relay for Life celebrated its 10th birthday Jan. 23 with a party to kick-off the 10th annual event in June. Cancer survivor Jasmine Anstine, 6, was selected as the 2010 Honorary Chairperson.
Let the construction begin (01/27/10)
Work is underway on Salem Schools' new Fine Arts and Physical Education building. "The contractor is Tate General Contractor out of Jonesboro," Superintendent Ken Rich said. "The architect is Richard Werner and he's out of Springfield, Mo.," Rich said. Werner has worked on similar buildings in the past and knows all of Arkansas' standards for school buildings...
New Drug Court to serve Fulton and Izard Counties (01/27/10)
Methamphetamines, marijuana, codine, hydrocodone and many other narcotic prescription drugs are a problem in the rural areas of Fulton and Izard counties. Though putting drug offenders in jail for a period of time is one solution, there has been much discussion about the possibility of a drug court that will serve both Fulton and Izard counties...
Salem schools to receive recognition (01/27/10)
The Salem Elementary School has done an excellent job at preparing its students for the future, which can be shown in the awards the school has recently received or have been nominated for. Elementary Principal David Turnbough said Jan. 27 the school will receive its 2009 Just for the Kids Campaign for Higher Performing Schools recognition from Gov. Mike Beebe and Commissioner of Education Dr. Tom Kimbrell in Little Rock...
House fire in Mammoth Spring (01/27/10)
This house fire on Tate and 9th Streets in Mammoth Spring occurred during the morning hours of Jan. 22. The Mammoth Spring Volunteer Fire Department responded to the fire and was able to extinguish the flames, which stirred up again later that day. According to MSVFD Secretary Aaron Burke, it is believed that the fire started in the utility room by the hot water heater. ...
ADC prison expansion approved for Calico Rock facility (01/27/10)
The Arkansas Board of Corrections recently approved the expansion of the North Central Correctional Facility (the Calico Rock Jail), which has been in need of more space for inmates for some time. The all male facility currently has a total of 550 beds, but usually there are more inmates than there are beds to hold them...
Schaufler to seek reelection (01/27/10)
Fulton County Assessor, Brad Schaufler is announcing that he will seek another term in th upcoming May 18 Democratic Primary. Schaufler would like to thank the citizens of Fulton County for allowing him to serve as their assessor. With everyone's support, he will continue to provide fair and accurate assessment...
Sarah Palin to visit Arkansas (01/27/10)
Governor Sarah Palin will be the keynote speaker for a Republican Party of Arkansas event, "Arkansas Welcomes Sarah Palin," at Verizon Arena on the evening of Feb. 16. Republican Party of Arkansas Chairman Doyle Webb says: "We are excited and honored to be welcoming an American patriot to the great state of Arkansas. ...
House Fire in Mammoth Spring (01/27/10)
This house fire on Tate and 9th Streets in Mammoth Spring occurred during the morning hours of Jan. 22. The Mammoth Spring Volunteer Fire Department (MSVFD) responded to the fire and was able to extinguish the flames, which stirred up again later that day. ...
Clean-up collections offered (01/27/10)
Though winter hasn't quite quit the area, it's never too early to start thinking about spring cleaning. People can at least start gathering boxes up and putting their junk in them for a collection clean up that will be from the end of March through May at various locations throughout Douglas, Howell, Oregon, Ozark, Shannon, Texas and Wright counties in the South Central Solid Waste Management District. Those who bring items for the collection must reside within one of those counties...
Protecting the elderly from Hypothermia (01/27/10)
Cold weather and wind chill temperatures below zero can kill, especially with older people. "Elderly in poorly heated homes or those of low income may unknowingly keep temperatures in a dangerous range in attempts to lower their heating bills," Karen Funkenbusch, University of Missouri Extension safety specialist, said...
Freezing temperatures mean frozen pipes (01/27/10)
Pipes can be a big problem when the water in them freezes, expands and breaks the pipe. Water filling up a basement, kitchen or bathroom when a pipe breaks during cold weather is not only an inconvenience, but also expensive to fix when a person has to fix the pipe and any water damage that may have occurred...
New Drug Court to serve Fulton and Izard Counties (01/27/10)
Methamphetamines, marijuana, codine, hydrocodone and many other narcotic prescription drugs are a problem in the rural areas of Fulton and Izard counties. Though putting drug offenders in jail for a period of time is one solution, there has been much discussion about the possibility of a drug court that will serve both Fulton and Izard counties...
ADC prison expansion approved for Calico Rock facility (01/27/10)
The Arkansas Board of Corrections recently approved the expansion of the North Central Correctional Facility (the Calico Rock Jail), which has been in need of more space for inmates for some time. The all male facility currently has a total of 550 beds, but usually there are more inmates than there are beds to hold them...
Lady Cats take Winter Classic title (01/27/10)
They had to rally from a three-point deficit to start the fourth quarter, but the Thayer Lady Bobcats were victorious in their bid to hoist the Winter Classic championship trophy. Down 33-30 after three quarters of play, the Lady Cats outscored Hartville 11-5 in the fourth quarter to post a hard-earned 41-38 win Jan. 22 at Thayer High School...
Sarah Palin to visit Arkansas (01/27/10)
Governor Sarah Palin will be the keynote speaker for a Republican Party of Arkansas event, "Arkansas Welcomes Sarah Palin," at Verizon Arena on the evening of Feb. 16. Republican Party of Arkansas Chairman Doyle Webb says: "We are excited and honored to be welcoming an American patriot to the great state of Arkansas. ...
Schaufler to seek reelection (01/27/10)
Fulton County Assessor, Brad Schaufler is announcing that he will seek another term in th upcoming May 18 Democratic Primary. Schaufler would like to thank the citizens of Fulton County for allowing him to serve as their assessor. With everyone's support, he will continue to provide fair and accurate assessment...
Chamber banquet held (01/27/10)
The annual Spring River Area Chamber of Commerce banquet was held Jan. 21 at Creekside Loft in Hardy. In attendance were over 125 representatives of area businesses, business owners and local dignitaries including Sharp County Judge Larry Brown and wife Pat, Office of Emergency Services Coordinator Gene Moore, Sharp County Sheriff Dale Weaver and Cherokee Village Mayor Lloyd Hefley...
Council discusses library (01/27/10)
The Ash Flat City Council met in its regular monthly session Jan. 19 at Ash Flat City Hall. The main topics of discussion were the proposed sale of accumulated items and an announcement the city has been waiting to hear for many years. Following the approval of the Dec. ...
Census Bureau in need of local supervisors (01/27/10)
A representative with the Census Bureau announced that the Sharp County area is in need of supervisors as well as the field representatives. The Bureau has not hired enough in the Sharp County area . The test for the supervisory positions requires applicants to take a different test than that for the field positions and must be requested prior to testing...
Police Department receives money for bulletproof vests (01/27/10)
On January 13 Chief Gary Kelley from the Marion Police Department, as a representative of the Arkansas Association of Chief's of Police (AACP) presented Cherokee Village Police Department Police Chief Ricky Crook with a check for $2,589.83 for bulletproof vests...
Youths cited for stealing Christmas decorations (01/27/10)
Christmas Eve brought with it the gift of discovering who was responsible for the thefts and vandalization of Christmas yard decorations from several Cherokee Village homes, leading to citations being issued for three male juveniles and Skylar Johnson, 19, of Hardy and Justin L. Bryant, 19, of Cherokee Village for 2nd degree criminal mischief and theft of property...
Committee requests input for planning (01/27/10)
To many residents, the preservation and improving of Cherokee Village is vital. The A Better Cherokee Village (ABCV) continues to work to gather input from residents, those who work in Cherokee Village and business owners in the city. The five member group which was named in August 2009 by Mayor Lloyd Hefley was assembled with a common goal of developing a 20 year vision for the city. ...
CALL meetings slated at area churches (01/27/10)
The CALL (Children of Arkansas Loved for a Lifetime) is a nonprofit group, dedicated to recruiting, training and supporting Christian foster and adoptive families throughout Arkansas. The CALL for Izard, Fulton and Sharp Counties holds it's monthly meetings on the first Monday of each month, in one of the three counties. ...
Sarah Palin to visit Arkansas (01/27/10)
Governor Sarah Palin will be the keynote speaker for a Republican Party of Arkansas event, "Arkansas Welcomes Sarah Palin," at Verizon Arena on the evening of Feb. 16. Republican Party of Arkansas Chairman Doyle Webb says: "We are excited and honored to be welcoming an American patriot to the great state of Arkansas. ...
Safe Passage offers services (01/27/10)
If you or someone you know feels helpless or all alone due to domestic abuse or sexual assault, help is available. Safe Passage offers free and confidential services to victims of family violence. Service provided by Safe Passage include: If anyone needs help, they should call 870-373-3222 or 870-368-3222...
Tree grants applications available (01/27/10)
Nonprofits in Sharp County can go to www.arcf.org beginning Jan. 1 to obtain grant applications for statewide and local Giving Tree grants available through Arkansas Community Foundation (ARCF). Applications for both grant programs are due February 15, and recipients will be announced no later than April 30...
Planning project seeks citizen input (01/27/10)
The Sharp e-Community Project this part of a state-wide effort to assess the broadband and technology seeds of each county within Arkansas. This initiative will create a technology strategic plan for sharp County. Connect Arkansas began conducting citizen input surveys in early January as part of the effort within the county...
Izard County Tournament Champions (01/27/10)
Congratulations teams!
Mettler signs with Seminole State (01/27/10)
Izard County High School standout golfer Kiley Mettler recently signed a letter of intent to play golf at Seminole State College in Sanford, Fla., next year. Mettler finished as runner-up medalist in the Class 2A State Golf Tournament this past fall, helping the Lady Cougars to a runner-up finish in the event...
Bearkatz notch County Tourney title (01/27/10)
The first time they met on the hardwood this season, Melbourne needed an extra period to edge past Cave City 65-64. The second time they met on the hardwood this season, one week after their first hookup, Cave City turned the tables and edged past Melbourne 44-35 in the Lyon College Tournament finals...
Cavewomen drop Calico Rock (01/27/10)
The Cave City Cavewomen hit some big free throws and dodged a near-miss 3-pointer, all with less than 10 ticks remaining in the game, to post a 39-34 victory over Calico Rock in the championship game of the senior girls' division of the Izard County Invitational Tournament Jan. 23 in Melbourne...
Thayer stopped by Summersville (01/27/10)
Summersville may have hit nine 3-pointers against Thayer in the semi-finals of the 39th annual Liberty Invitational Tournament Jan. 21, but it was at the charity stripe where the Wildcats made their biggest impression. With a nine-for-10 showing at the free throw line in the last two minutes of the game, the third-seeded Wildcats managed to top the second-seeded Bobcats 74-70...
Cavemen stopped by Katz (01/27/10)
The first time they met on the hardwood this season, Melbourne needed an extra period to edge past Cave City 65-64. The second time they met on the hardwood this season, one week after their first hookup, Cave City turned the tables and edged past Melbourne 44-35 in the Lyon College Tournament finals...
Cavewomen Izard County champs (01/27/10)
The Cave City Cavewomen hit some big free throws and dodged a near-miss 3-pointer, all with less than 10 ticks remaining in the game, to post a 39-34 victory over Calico Rock in the championship game of the senior girls' division of the Izard County Invitational Tournament Jan. 23 in Melbourne...
Lady Rebs gain ground in 3-4A (01/27/10)
The Highland Lady Rebels rebounded in the conference standings with two wins this past week -- a 63-44 win at Osceola on Jan. 19 and against Westside, 63-42, in Jonesboro on Jan. 21. The Rebels continued to play tough in the 3-4A conference, but still failed to find a second league win. Playing the last game of a four-game night in Osceola, Highland lost in overtime to the Seminoles , 77-70...
Bass Tourney to benefit Salem Beta Club (01/27/10)
The Salem High School Beta Club's second annual Bass Tournament is set for March 20. Registration will begin at 6 a.m. on March 20, with early registration starting on March 1. The tournament times are 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Henderson. The cost is $70 per boat. Cash prizes will be awarded with a 50-percent payback...
Horseshoe Bend to host third annual Legends of the LPGA (01/27/10)
The Legends Tour, the official senior tour of the LPGA, announces its third annual charity social event, golf clinic and Pro-Am Tournament in Horseshoe Bend, scheduled for Sept. 18--19 at The Golf Course on Turkey Mountain. Some of the legendary golfers who have participated in the first two Horseshoe Bend Invitationals include: Kathy Whitworth, Jan Stephenson, Jeanette Kohlhaas, Elaine Crosby, Sandra Haynie, Pat Bradley, Cindy Rarick, Cindy Miller, Jane Blalock, Rosie Jones, Laurie Rinker, Cindy Figg-Currier, Lori West, Terry Jo Myers, Annie Marie Palli, Carolyn Hill and many more Hall of Famers.. ...
Hoop Shoot winners announced (01/27/10)
The 38th annual Highland Elks Lodge Hoop Shoot for youngsters ages 8-13 was held Jan. 9 at the Highland Middle School Gym. There were seven school districts and 784 participants in this year's competition and over 3 million youngsters from throughout the United States entered last year's competition...
Death Notices published week of January 28, 2010 (01/27/10)
Alan Daryl Mayenschein, 59, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Jan. 19, 2010, at Eaglecrest Nursing Home in Ash Flat, Ark. Arrangements by the Tri-County Funeral Home of Highland, Ark. Billie Jean Hackworth, 78, of West Plains, Mo., died Jan. 19, 2010, in Ozarks Medical Center at West Plains. Arrangemnets by the Carter Funeral Home of Thayer, Mo...
Death Notices published week of January 28, 2010 (01/27/10)
Alan Daryl Mayenschein, 59, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Jan. 19, 2010, at Eaglecrest Nursing Home in Ash Flat, Ark. Arrangements by the Tri-County Funeral Home of Highland, Ark. Billie Jean Hackworth, 78, of West Plains, Mo., died Jan. 19, 2010, in Ozarks Medical Center at West Plains. Arrangemnets by the Carter Funeral Home of Thayer, Mo...
Death Notices published week of January 28, 2010 (01/27/10)
Lucille Steele Ball, 94, of Cave City, Ark., died Jan. 9, 2010, at Cave City, Ark. Arrangements are by the Qualls Funeral Home, of Cave City, Ark. Eunice O. Brashers, 100, of Cave City, Ark., died Jan. 12, 2010, in Cave City, Ark. Arrangements by the Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City, Ark...
Olivia Kyra Rose Padgett (01/27/10)
Veronica McBroom Pitts announces the birth of her daughter, Olivia Kyra Rose Padgett born Dec. 30, 2009, at West Plains, Mo. She weighed 5 pounds, 11 ounces and was 17-3/4 inches long. Maternal gandparents are Gene and Carol McBroom of Salem, Ark.
Dalton Michael Bair (01/27/10)
Anthony and Deidra Bair of Thayer, Mo., are the parents of a baby boy, Dalton Michael, born at 8:32 a.m., Jan. 18 at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 4 pounds, 12 ounces and was 17-1/4 inches long. Grandparents are Joe and Marry Bullock, Hardy, Ark., and Luther and Cathy Bair, Thayer...
Olivia Kyra Rose Padgett (01/27/10)
Veronica McBroom Pitts announces the birth of her daughter, Olivia Kyra Rose Padgett born Dec. 30, 2009, at West Plains, Mo. She weighed 5 pounds, 11 ounces and was 17-3/4 inches long. Maternal gandparents are Gene and Carol McBroom of Salem, Ark.
Dalton Michael Bair (01/27/10)
Anthony and Deidra Bair of Thayer, Mo., are the parents of a baby boy, Dalton Michael, born at 8:32 a.m., Jan. 18 at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 4 pounds, 12 ounces and was 17-1/4 inches long. Grandparents are Joe and Marry Bullock, Hardy, Ark., and Luther and Cathy Bair, Thayer...
Thomases celebrate 50th wedding anniversary (01/27/10)
Tommy Thomas and Janet M. Calkins were united in marriage by Rev. Charles Cooper on Dec. 26, 1959, at the First Congregational Chuch in Rutland, Mass. They made their home in several different countries around the world during Tommy's Army service. They resided in Tuckerman, Ark., for 25 years and have lived in Cherokee village since 2004...
Isenhowers celebrate 81st wedding anniversary (01/27/10)
Vern and Verbal Isenhower of 102 S 8th, Louisburg, KS 66053, will be celebrated their 81st wedding anniversary Jan. 26, 2010. They were married in Salem in 1929.
Thomases celebrate 50th wedding anniversary (01/27/10)
Tommy Thomas and Janet M. Calkins were united in marriage by Rev. Charles Cooper on Dec. 26, 1959, at the First Congregational Chuch in Rutland, Mass. They made their home in several different countries around the world during Tommy's Army service. They resided in Tuckerman, Ark., for 25 years and have lived in Cherokee village since 2004...
Isenhowers celebrate 81st wedding anniversary (01/27/10)
Vern and Verbal Isenhower of 102 S 8th, Louisburg, KS 66053, will be celebrating their 81st wedding anniversary Jan. 26, 2010. They were married in Salem in 1929.
Thomases celebrate 50th wedding anniversary (01/27/10)
Tommy Thomas and Janet M. Calkins were united in marriage by Rev. Charles Cooper on Dec. 26, 1959, at the First Congregational Chuch in Rutland, Mass. They made their home in several different countries around the world during Tommy's Army service. They resided in Tuckermann, Ark., for 25 years and have lived in Cherokee village since 2004...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (01/27/10)
Nathan Michaels, 24, of Mammoth Spring, was arrested Jan. 17 for careless driving, driving left of center, fleeing, driving on a suspended license, fictitious tags, no seatbelt and no insurance. Michaels was released from the Fulton County Jail Jan. 18 on a $1,800 bond...
Sharp County Sheriff's Report (01/27/10)
Cynthia Ann Goodin, 34, of Cherokee Village was arrested Jan. 15 on a warrant for probation revocation for failure to comply on the charge of endangering the welfare of a minor. Billy Wayne Knight, 31, of Williford was arrested Jan. 15 for third degree battery and third degree endangering the welfare of a minor...
Oregon County Sheriff's Report (01/27/10)
Danny Wilcox, 20, of Alton, was transferred to the Department of Corrections in Bonne Terre Jan. 25.
Thayer Police Report (01/27/10)
Amber N. Lewis, 32, of Thayer, was charged with stealing Jan. 22. She posted bond and was released. Haily Davidson, 18, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., was issued a citation Jan. 23 for speeding. Andrew Brimhall, 19, of Cordova, Tenn., was issued a citation Jan. 23 for speeding...
Horseshoe Bend Police Department (01/27/10)
John Sokolowski, 45, of Horseshoe Bend, was arrested and charged with DWI (drugs), refusal to take a breathalyzer test and failure to remain at the scene of an accident on Jan. 12. Sokolowski was arrested on Ruby Lane without incident. Ben Kittrell and Lt. Carl Boles were the arresting officers...
Izard County Sheriff's Report (01/27/10)
A response Jan. 21 to a residence in Pineville resulted in the arrest of Micah John Tunicliff on the charge of domestic battery third degree. The 18-year-old Pineville man remains in the Izard County Detention Facility. A 9-1-1 call Jan. 23 to a residence on Knob Creek Road in Melbourne regarding a domestic situation led to the arrest of Carl G. ...
Oregon County Sheriff's Report (01/27/10)
Danny Wilcox, 20, of Alton, was transferred to the Department of Corrections in Bonne Terre Jan. 25.
Thayer Police Report (01/27/10)
Amber N. Lewis, 32, of Thayer, was charged with stealing Jan. 22. She posted bond and was released. Haily Davidson, 18, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., was issued a citation Jan. 23 for speeding. Andrew Brimhall, 19, of Cordova, Tenn., was issued a citation Jan. 23 for speeding...
Horseshoe Bend Police Department (01/27/10)
John Sokolowski, 45, of Horseshoe Bend, was arrested and charged with DWI (drugs), refusal to take a breathalyzer test and failure to remain at the scene of an accident on Jan. 12. Sokolowski was arrested on Ruby Lane without incident. Ben Kittrell and Lt. Carl Boles were the arresting officers...
Izard County Sheriff's Report (01/27/10)
A response Jan. 21 to a residence in Pineville resulted in the arrest of Micah John Tunicliff on the charge of domestic battery third degree. The 18-year-old Pineville man remains in the Izard County Detention Facility. A 9-1-1 call Jan. 23 to a residence on Knob Creek Road in Melbourne regarding a domestic situation led to the arrest of Carl G. ...
Cherokee Village Police Report (01/27/10)
Glenn Galbraith, 47, of Cherokee Village was arrested Dec. 25 for filing a false report and public intoxication. Skylar Johson, 19, of Hardy was cited Dec. 30 for 2nd degree criminal mischief. Jason Baggett, 24, of Hardy was arrested Dec. 31 for driver's license suspended and a Sharp County warrant for failure to pay on driving while intoxicated and possession of a controlled substance...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (01/27/10)
Nathan Michaels, 24, of Mammoth Spring, was arrested Jan. 17 for careless driving, driving left of center, fleeing, driving on a suspended license, fictitious tags, no seatbelt and no insurance. Michaels was released from the Fulton County Jail Jan. 18 on a $1,800 bond...
Sharp County Sheriff's Report (01/27/10)
Cynthia Ann Goodin, 34, of Cherokee Village was arrested Jan. 15 on a warrant for probation revocation for failure to comply on the charge of endangering the welfare of a minor. Billy Wayne Knight, 31, of Williford was arrested Jan. 15 for third degree battery and third degree endangering the welfare of a minor...
Cherokee Village Police Report (01/27/10)
Glenn Galbraith, 47, of Cherokee Village was arrested Dec. 25 for filing a false report and public intoxication. Skylar Johson, 19, of Hardy was cited Dec. 30 for 2nd degree criminal mischief. Jason Baggett, 24, of Hardy was arrested Dec. 31 for driver's license suspended and a Sharp County warrant for failure to pay on driving while intoxicated and possession of a controlled substance...
Sharp County Sheriff's Report (01/27/10)
Cynthia Ann Goodin, 34, of Cherokee Village was arrested Jan. 15 on a warrant for probation revocation for failure to comply on the charge of endangering the welfare of a minor. Billy Wayne Knight, 31, of Williford was arrested Jan. 15 for third degree battery and third degree endangering the welfare of a minor...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (01/27/10)
Lawrence Goodin, 33, of Hardy, was arrested Dec. 5, 2009, for certain persons in possession of firearms. Goodin was transferred from the Fulton County Jail to the Department of Correction Jan. 15. Rex Foster, 42, of Camp, was taken into custody Dec. 7, 2009. Foster was transferred from the Fulton County Jail to the Department of Correction Jan. 15...