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Stories from Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Broad cost cutting measures implemented (02/03/10)
A drop in gross revenue is cited as downturn
Chamber hears about 2010 schedule details (02/03/10)
Several activities planned to promote the area
Heavy snow blankets area (02/03/10)
This time last year, the area was covered with several inches of ice and most people were struggling to adjust to living without electricity. When a winter storm was predicted for the area last week, many wondered if we would see a repeat of the winter of 2009. While this year's storm dumped up to a foot of snow in our region, ice accumulations were low and power outages were sporadic...
Lynxwiler to hold book signing at Words (02/03/10)
Local author Christine Lynxwiler will be signing her new release, "Cowgirl at Heart," from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6 at Words and AfterWords Bookstore in Hardy. This premiere booksigning will feature "Cowgirl at Heart," book two in the highly acclaimed McCord Sisters series, but Lynxwiler's other titles, such as "Arkansas" and "The Reluctant Cowgirl," will also be available...
Cave City establishes Hall of Fame (02/03/10)
Cave City High School would like to announce it will be inducting its first ever class into the newly formed Athletic Hall of Fame at a ceremony to be held Feb 5. Cave City coach Jamie King said the Hall of Fame will honor players and coaches from Cave City who have demonstrated outstanding or exceptional performance in sports. The inductees are also required to have exemplified good sportsmanship while being a student or a coach at the school...
Cave City player highlighted in Super Bowl interview (02/03/10)
Cave City's Thamail Morgan will be featured in an interview with CBS to air during the Super Bowl Feb. 7. Cave City Coach Jamie King said the mini documentary will air between 2 and 3 p.m. He said they will not know the exact time until late Thursday after scheduling is completed. King said the segment will be 10-15 minutes in length...
Homes needed for cats (02/03/10)
Last month, an elderly lady passed away in Izard County, leaving a large number of cats at her home. Since that time, ICARE volunteers have been caring for them and feeding them. These cats will be spayed or neutered, given vaccinations, and tested for feline leukemia in the next several weeks...
Will Arkansas have another 'American Idol' winner? (02/03/10)
For yet another season, Arkansas will be represented on "American Idol." After Conway native Kris Allen won season 8 of Idol, season 9 proves to be yet another hopeful season for Dave Pittman from Gassville. Pittman received a golden ticket during the show which aired Jan. 27 at the Dallas auditions for the show to appear in Hollywood...
Everybody loves a snow day! (02/03/10)
Snow storm keeps people at home - No major problems reported
Cost cutting measures implemented (02/03/10)
A drop in gross revenue is cited as downturn
USDA designates 32 counties in Arkansas as Primary Natural Disaster Areas (02/03/10)
Howell, Oregon among the Mo. counties
Lion's Sport Show around the corner (02/03/10)
The West Plains Lions Club's third annual Greater Ozarks Region Outdoor Adventure Sportshow opens Valentine's Weekend. The Lion's have been working many hours, hoping to make this the best ever with a combination of the highlites of the first and second year...
Lynxwiler to hold book signing at Words (02/03/10)
Local author Christine Lynxwiler will be signing her new release, "Cowgirl at Heart," from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6 at Words and AfterWords Bookstore in Hardy. This premiere booksigning will feature "Cowgirl at Heart," book two in the highly acclaimed McCord Sisters series, but Lynxwiler's other titles, such as "Arkansas" and "The Reluctant Cowgirl," will also be available...
Thayer Elementary School Speech and Language receive donation (02/03/10)
St. Mary's Catholic Church Knights of Columbus Council #9892 in West Plains with members at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Thayer recently donated $300 to the Thayer Elementary School Speech and Langauge Pathology Dept. The money will be used for purchasing a communication device known as a TALKABLES 4 which is utilized by children who are non-verbal as a means of communicating...
Will Arkansas have another 'American Idol' winner? (02/03/10)
For yet another season, Arkansas will be represented on "American Idol." After Conway native Kris Allen won season 8 of Idol, season 9 proves to be yet another hopeful season for Dave Pittman from Gassville. Pittman received a golden ticket during the show which aired Jan. 27 at the Dallas auditions for the show to appear in Hollywood...
Cave City player highlighted in Super Bowl interview (02/03/10)
Cave City's Thamail Morgan will be featured in an interview with CBS to air during the Super Bowl Feb. 7. Cave City Coach Jamie King said the mini documentary will air between 2 and 3 p.m. He said they will not know the exact time until late Thursday after scheduling is completed. King said the segment will be 10-15 minutes in length...
Old Man Winter takes aim at area (02/03/10)
A foot of snow falls in parts of Sharp County
Natural gas project proceeds (02/03/10)
As many in the area are aware, Sharp County is considering implementing a county wide natural gas project. Sharp County Judge Larry Brown has announced the next step in the project will be coming up very soon and he would like to make the public aware of the meeting that will be held Feb. 20 at Highland Sports Center...
CV Council has lengthy meeting (02/03/10)
The regular meeting of the Cherokee Village City Council had a full agenda for their Jan. 26 regular meeting at Cherokee Village City Hall. Before the Dec. 17 meeting minutes could be approved by council, Alderman Peter Martin said he would like to have a change made under Article 17, which was a vote taken by council on the annexation ordinance to annex Big Oak Estates into Cherokee Village. ...
Cave City player highlighted in Super Bowl interview (02/03/10)
Cave City's Thamail Morgan will be featured in an interview with CBS to air during the Super Bowl Feb. 7. Cave City Coach Jamie King said the mini documentary will air between 2 and 3 p.m. He said they will not know the exact time until late Thursday after scheduling is completed. King said the segment will be 10-15 minutes in length...
Will Arkansas have another 'American Idol' winner? (02/03/10)
For yet another season, Arkansas will be represented on "American Idol." After Conway native Kris Allen won season 8 of Idol, season 9 proves to be yet another hopeful season for Dave Pittman from Gassville. Pittman received a golden ticket during the show which aired Jan. 27 at the Dallas auditions for the show to appear in Hollywood...
Two vehicle accident on Peace Valley Road (02/03/10)
This two-vehicle accident occurred Jan. 28 on Peace Valley Road. Robert Johnson, 34, of Horseshoe Bend was driving eastbound from Horseshoe Bend traveling toward Ash Flat when his 1987 Cadillac was hit on the driver's side by Martha Jarret Easley, 46, who was driving a 2004 Mercury Mountaineer. ...
Cherokee Village City Council holds working meeting (02/03/10)
Six different ordinances were the topics on the agenda at the Cherokee Village City Council's working meeting held Jan. 6 at Cherokee Village City Hall. The city council performed the second reading of Ordinance No 2009- D/F as the first order of business at the working meeting. ...
Quorum Court hosts meeting (02/03/10)
The Sharp County Quorum Court met at their regular monthly meeting Jan.11 at the Sharp County Courthouse in Ash Flat. After approving county reports, the main topic on the agenda was reading and approving Ordinances 2010-1 and 2. Both ordinances were to amend ordinances for accounting purposes. ...
Cave City establishes Hall of Fame (02/03/10)
Cave City High School would like to announce it will be inducting its first ever class into the newly formed Athletic Hall of Fame at a ceremony to be held Feb 5. Cave City coach Jamie King said the Hall of Fame will honor players and coaches from Cave City who have demonstrated outstanding or exceptional performance in sports. The inductees are also required to have exemplified good sportsmanship while being a student or a coach at the school...
Adams inks with Pipers (02/03/10)
Melbourne Lady Bearkat standout Sara Beth Adams will be taking her hardwood game to Batesville next fall, to play for the Lyon College Pipers. Adams, who began her hoops career at Mount Pleasant before the school merged with Melbourne two years ago, signed a letter of intent Jan. 25 at The Arena at Melbourne...
Calico Rock sweeps Cougars (02/03/10)
Calico Rock traveled to the Cougars' Den in Brockwell and came back with a three-game sweep of Izard County Jan. 26. The Lady Pirates posted a 59-39 victory over the Lady Cougars, as Emily Johnson got free for a game-high 20 points. Sloan Lively added 14 and Brooke McCurley added 10 for Calico Rock...
Lady Horns top visitors from across the border (02/03/10)
In a battle of Final Four teams from a year ago, the Viola Lady Longhorns topped the visiting Bakersfield, Mo., Lady Lions 55-31 Jan. 26 at the Longhorn Corral. Later in the evening, Bakersfield made sure it would carry one victory back across the border, as the Lions knocked off the Longhorns 57-47...
Katz top Cotter (02/03/10)
The Melbourne Bearkatz remained atop the 2-2A Conference standings with a big 70-39 rout of the Cotter Warriors Jan. 26. The Bearkatz (23-5, 7-1) led 21-10 after the first period and 37-20 at the half. Spencer Caraway (11 rebounds) and Kody Caraway paced Melbourne with 19 points apiece...
Williams' late heroics too much for Alton (02/03/10)
The Alton Lady Comets were right where they wanted to be with a shade over two minutes remaining in their clash with Eminence in the third round of the Big Spring Conference Tournament Jan. 27 at Van Buren. When Becca See (11 points) drilled a huge 3-pointer at the 2:16 mark of the fourth period, the third-seeded Lady Comets held a 58-51 lead...
Victory slips through Lady Indians' grasp (02/03/10)
It wasn't like the Couch Lady Indians didn't have several close-up shots at the hoop in the waning seconds of their matchup with the Van Buren Lady Bulldogs in the third round of the Big Spring Conference Tournament Jan. 27. Matter of fact, Couch had plenty of point-blank looks at the hoop in the last minute of play...
Indians dump Wildcats (02/03/10)
Jumping in front with a dominating first-half effort, the fourth-seeded Couch Indians toppled top-seeded Summersville 54-50 Jan. 27 in round three of the annual Big Spring Conference Tournament in Van Buren. The Indians led by as many as 16 points in the second half, but the Wildcats did not go quietly. Instead, Summersville kept fighting back and pulled within two points of Couch late in the fourth period...
Bears edge Hillcrest (02/03/10)
Houston Cooper drove the length of the floor, was fouled and then hit a free throw with 0.9 seconds left, to give the Mammoth Spring Bears a huge 45-44 1A-2 North win over the visiting Hillcrest Screamin' Eagles Jan. 26. Hillcrest had tied the score at 44-all when Logan Spray stuck back a missed free throw with 10 ticks left in the contest...
Wooldridge hot from 3-point line (02/03/10)
Lindsey Wooldridge drilled six treys, helping the Cave City Cavewomen to a 59-31 rout of the Marshall Lady Bobcats in 3A-1 East action on the road Jan. 25. Wooldridge's 20 points led Cave City (20-2, 7-1). In boys' action, the Cavemen (16-9) improved to 6-2 in conference play with a big 73-41 hammering of the Bobcats later in the evening...
Area players named All-Stars (02/03/10)
A trio of Sharp County high school football players, along with one head coach, were named to the East All-Star football roster last week. Highland linebacker Blake Martin, along with Cave City linebacker Thamail Morgan, wingback Tyler Engleman and Caveman Head Coach Jon Bradley, were selected to take part in the 55th annual All-Star football game, scheduled for June 25 at Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville...
Redskins knock off Rebels (02/03/10)
The weather has caused havoc again with the basketball schedule, as over half of last week's games were not played. Games against Valley View and Osceola for the boys and girls will need to be rescheduled, which will really crunch the games as the district tournament approaches...
Death Notices published week of February 4, 2010 (02/03/10)
Loma Marie Short, 95, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Jan. 26, 2010, at Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehab in Ash Flat. Arrangements by Tri-County Funeral Home, Highland, Ark. Terry Lynn "Big Terry" Hutchison, 47, of Batesville, Ark., formerly of Cave City, Ark., died Jan. 27, 2010. Arrangements by Qualls Funeral Home of Highland, Ark...
Death Notices published week of February 4, 2010 (02/03/10)
Loma Marie Short, 95, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Jan. 26, 2010, at Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehab in Ash Flat. Arrangements by Tri-County Funeral Home, Highland, Ark. Terry Lynn "Big Terry" Hutchison, 47, of Batesville, Ark., formerly of Cave City, Ark., died Jan. 27, 2010. Arrangements by Qualls Funeral Home of Highland, Ark...
Death Notices published week of February 4, 2010 (02/03/10)
Terry Lynn "Big Terry" Hutchison, 47, of Batesville, formerly of Cave City, Ark., died Jan. 27, 2010. Arrangements by the Qualls Funeral Home of Highland, Ark. Loma Marie Short, 95, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Jan. 26, 2010, at Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehab in Ash Flat, Ark. Arrangements by the Tri-County Funeral Home of Highland, Ark...
Flynn to celebrate 90th birthday (02/03/10)
Emma Flynn will be honored with a birthday party on Saturday, Feb. 6. The event will be held at the Thayer Fun and Friends Senior Center on Chestnut Street in Thayer, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Cake and punch will be served. Emma will turn 90-years-old on Feb. 4. If you are unable to attend, possibly you could send a card to 11436 Highway 9 North, Mammoth Spring, Ark. 72554...
Wesson Ray Collins (02/03/10)
Ray Collins and Jordan Puckett of Koshkonong, are the parents of a baby boy, Wesson Ray Collins, born at 2:49 a.m., Jan. 24, 2010, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 5 pounds, 14-1/2 ounces and was 18-1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Pam Sletten, West Plains; Kevin Puckett, West Plains; and Roy and Donna Collins, Koshkonong...
Wesson Ray Collins (02/03/10)
Ray Collins and Jordan Puckett of Koshkonong, are the parents of a baby boy, Wesson Ray Collins, born at 2:49 a.m., Jan. 24, 2010, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 5 pounds, 14-1/2 ounces and was 18-1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Pam Sletten, West Plains; Kevin Puckett, West Plains; and Roy and Donna Collins, Koshkonong...
Duncans to celebrate 50th anniversary (02/03/10)
An open house celebration will be held for Jerry and Wilma Duncan's 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, Feb. 6 at the Abundant Life Church, located at FM 101 Road, Highland, Ark. Those wishing to attend, should drop in between the hours of 2 p.m. and 5 p.m...
Flynn to celebrate 90th birthday (02/03/10)
Emma Flynn will be honored with a birthday party on Saturday, Feb. 6. The event will be held at the Thayer Fun and Friends Senior Center on Chestnut Street in Thayer, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Cake and punch will be served. Emma will turn 90-years-old on Feb. 4. If you are unable to attend, possibly you could send a card to 11436 Highway 9 North, Mammoth Spring, Ark. 72554...
Duncans to celebrate 50th anniversary (02/03/10)
An open house celebration will be held for Jerry and Wilma Duncan's 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, Feb. 6 at the Abundant Life Church, located at FM 101 Road, Highland, Ark. Those wishing to attend, should drop in between the hours of 2 p.m. and 5 p.m...
Duncans to celebrate 50th anniversary (02/03/10)
An open house celebration will be held for Jerry and Wilma Duncan's 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, Feb. 6 at the Abundant Life Church, located at FM 101 Road, Highland, Ark. Those wishing to attend, should drop in between the hours of 2 p.m. and 5 p.m...