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Stories from Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Hospital hires new physician (03/03/10)
Dr. Ahmad Saab to join the FCH team of doctors.
Caution! Dangerous high from new herbal mix (03/03/10)
This legal drug is comprised of a similar chemical makeup as THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana.
City council focusing on house numbers within Salem city limits (03/03/10)
"People need to get their house numbers up." Salem Mayor Gary Clayton
Rowdy River draws mixed reactions (03/03/10)
If the reaction locals have been giving to the TruTV reality show special "Rowdy River" is any indication of the upcoming season, it may be a record breaker. Opinions vary on the content of the show from people being highly offended to others being pleased with the reality brought forth by the special of a problem that is not new, just more publicized...
Credit Card Laws - Part 2 (03/03/10)
Late payment deadlines and penalties If the issuer imposes a late fee, it must be clearly disclosed on your statement. And if the card issuer will raise your interest rate because you make a payment late, the new interest rate must also be clearly disclosed on the statement...
Judge Jo Hart to seek re-election (03/03/10)
Judge Josephine Linker Hart has announced plans to seek re-election as a Judge on the Arkansas Court of Appeals for District Two. District Two is comprised of (18) counties including: Faulkner, Conway, Pope, Newton, Boone, Baxter, Searcy, Van Buren, Cleburne, Stone, Marion, Fulton, Izard, Independence, Jackson, Sharp, Randolph and Lawrence. ...
Caution! Dangerous high from new herbal mix (03/03/10)
While the debate on whether or not to legalize marijuana wages on, many are opting for other legal solutions to their need or desire to consume a substance with similar properties. K2 has began to take the nation by storm and has left law enforcement officials in a quandary about ways to combat the use of this legal drug that is comprised of a similar chemical makeup as THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana...
Small but MIGHTY Fundraisers! (03/03/10)
As a follow-up for the St Jude Children's Hospital radiothon, Mike Crase from K-Kountry 95's "Mike in the mid day" show interviewed all the first grade students during their lunch period at the Thayer Elementary School. The first grade class raised more than any of the other classes at the Thayer schools...
Races develop for April 6 election (03/03/10)
The General Municipal Election in Oregon County will be held Tuesday, April 6. The filing dates for this election were Dec. 15, 2009, to Jan. 19. March 10 is the last day citizens can register to vote in the Municipal Election. Contact the clerk at the Oregon County Courthouse for information on how to register to vote...
Get absentee ballots for April 6 election (03/03/10)
Absentee ballots for the April 6 municipal general election are available in the county clerk's office in the Oregon County Courthouse at Alton. Absentee voting may be done in person or by mail. Residents wanting to vote in person can do so at the county clerk's office from 8 a.m. until noon, and 1 p.m. until 4 p.m...
Police and community benefit from sales tax (03/03/10)
With the help of grants and the one-half cent sales tax Thayer voters approved last year, the Thayer Police Department has been making some changes that will result in added safety for officers and more efficiency in serving the residents of Thayer...
Thayer man faces felony charges (03/03/10)
A 19-year-old Thayer man has been charged with three class C felonies according to Fred O'Neill, prosecuting attorney of Oregon County. Michael A. Murphy has been charged with burglary in the second degree, stealing, and tampering in the first degree...
Beware -- it's wildfire season (03/03/10)
As spring approaches, many landowners will be working cleaning yards and property around their home. Most of the time, a controlled burn is handled properly and no problems occur. But, March is also the time of year for high winds and those wanting to burn should check the local weather forecast or local authorities before burning...
Rowdy River draws mixed reactions (03/03/10)
If the reaction locals have been giving to the TruTV reality show special "Rowdy River" is any indication of the upcoming season, it may be a record breaker. Opinions vary on the content of the show from people being highly offended to others being pleased with the reality brought forth by the special of a problem that is not new, just more publicized...
New credit card laws - Part 2 (03/03/10)
Late payment deadlines and penalties If the issuer imposes a late fee, it must be clearly disclosed on your statement. And if the card issuer will raise your interest rate because you make a payment late, the new interest rate must also be clearly disclosed on the statement...
Judge Jo Hart to seek re-election (03/03/10)
Judge Josephine Linker Hart has announced plans to seek re-election as a Judge on the Arkansas Court of Appeals for District Two. District Two is comprised of (18) counties including: Faulkner, Conway, Pope, Newton, Boone, Baxter, Searcy, Van Buren, Cleburne, Stone, Marion, Fulton, Izard, Independence, Jackson, Sharp, Randolph and Lawrence. ...
Caution! Dangerous high from new herbal mix (03/03/10)
While the debate on whether or not to legalize marijuana wages on, many are opting for other legal solutions to their need or desire to consume a substance with similar properties. K2 has began to take the nation by storm and has left law enforcement officials in a quandary about ways to combat the use of this legal drug that is comprised of a similar chemical makeup as THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana...
Main Street Hardy to reorganize (03/03/10)
The Main Street Hardy organization will be restructuring their board to better meet the needs of residents and to further improve upon the city of Hardy's historic district. Main Street Hardy President Donna Cruse said in their Jan. 27 letter to the Hardy City Council, the organization communicated their intent to begin working on a adding new board members by March 1. Due to the large amount of inclement weather and illness, Cruse said the goal was not reached...
Mardi Gras comes to Horseshoe Bend (03/03/10)
Mardi Gras made its way to Horseshoe Bend Feb. 19 as Music in the Mountains show spotlighted the New Orleans tradition with an entertaining mixture of country, blues and gospel music to a large crowd. There were red beans and rice and Mardi Gras masks and beads for attendees. ...
Area reacts to "Rowdy River" special (03/03/10)
If the reaction locals have been giving to the TruTV reality show special "Rowdy River" is any indication of the upcoming season, it may be a record breaker. Opinions vary on the content of the show from people being highly offended to others being pleased with the reality brought forth by the special of a problem that is not new, just more publicized...
River theft rampage leads to golf cart arrests (03/03/10)
On Feb.16, following an investigation by Sharp County Deputy Gerald Traw into the burglary of 25 trailers located in Riverbend Park, he also learned that two golf carts had been reported missing from the park at the same time as the burglaries. According to a police report obtained from the Sharp County Sheriff's Department, shortly after Traw's investigation at the park, Cherokee Village Officers Jeremy Rose and Chris Spurlock encountered two male subjects pushing golf carts on Yancopin Circle, near Walla Walla Drive in Cherokee Village. ...
Ash Flat man arrested on drug charges (03/03/10)
An Ash Flat man was in jail Feb. 11 facing felony drug charges after several complaints regarding suspicious activity at the home of Rickey Eugene McComas, 57, of Ash Flat. According to a press release supplied by the Sharp County Sheriff's Department, Sharp County Sheriff's Detective Sergeants Mark Counts and Ken Guidry, along with Arkansas State Police Agent Wendall Jines, Ash Flat Police Chief Anthony Wiles, Officer Steve Powell and Drug Task Force Agent Mike Zeiger executed a search warrant on the home.. ...
Separate accidents damage storefronts (03/03/10)
Two separate accidents in the Highland area caused damages to two businesses. Feb. 6 the Highland Police Department responded to a call at B & B Furniture. Driver Tommy W. Williams, 38, of Alton, Mo., jumped the curb in his 2000 Dodge pickup and traveled through a ditch, jumped a driveway, traveled through a parking lot and hit the side of the tree with the front passenger fender and then hit the side of the building. The damage to the vehicle was extensive...
Cavemen stopped by Colts (03/03/10)
Seth Foreman blasted six treys, but that wasn't enough as the Cave City Cavemen fell to the Rivercrest Colts 79-71 in the opening round of the Class 3A Region 3 Tournament at Manila Feb. 25. Foreman finished with 18 points for the Cavemen (19-13). Cave City trailed 20-15 after one, 39-27 at the half and 60-45 after three periods of play...
Judge Jo Hart to seek re-election (03/03/10)
Judge Josephine Linker Hart has announced plans to seek re-election as a Judge on the Arkansas Court of Appeals for District Two. District Two is comprised of (18) counties including: Faulkner, Conway, Pope, Newton, Boone, Baxter, Searcy, Van Buren, Cleburne, Stone, Marion, Fulton, Izard, Independence, Jackson, Sharp, Randolph and Lawrence. ...
Lady Katz regional champs (03/03/10)
Fresh off their district tournament-winning performance one week earlier, the Melbourne Lady Bearkatz kept things rolling towards the state tournament with a 70-62 win over Cotter in the championship game of the Class 2A North Region Tournament Feb. 27 at Midland High School...
Rockets edge Melbourne (03/03/10)
You can bank on thing thing for certain -- every time the Melbourne Bearkatz and Turrell Rockets hook up on the hardwood, there's bound to be enough excitement to fill up a gymnasium of any size. And such was the case Feb. 27 at Midland High School, host of the Class 2A North Regional Tournament...
Calico Rock makes statement in regional (03/03/10)
Talk about a trend reversal. Going into the Class 1A Region 2 Tournament finals at Harold Ray Jeffery Gymnasium in Calico Rock Feb. 27, you could say that the host team and the Viola Lady Longhorns were very familiar with each other. After all, the two 1A-2 North foes had faced each other three times on the year. And although the Lady Pirates had won all three meetings, Viola had managed to edge closer with each outing...
Pirates push Warriors (03/03/10)
They may not have earned a berth in the state tournament, but the Calico Rock Pirates still gave the Ridgefield Christian Warriors all they could handle in the opening round of the Class 1A Region 2 Tournament. Although it was pushed, Ridgefield Christian managed to top the Pirates 51-40 Feb. 25 at Harold Ray Jeffery Gymnasium in Calico Rock...
Bears clipped by Bay in regional finals (03/03/10)
The Class 1A Region 2 Tournament's championship game featured a battle between two of the top-ranked boys' team in Class 1A, the second-ranked Bay Yellowjackets (38-6) and the fifth-ranked Mammoth Spring Bears (26-8). And although Bay claimed the regional tourney title with a 50-41 victory over the Bears Feb. 27 at Harold Ray Jeffery Gymnasium in Calico Rock, the Yellowjackets knew they had been in a fight by the time the contest was over...
Bay ends Lady Bears' hoops season (03/03/10)
The Mammoth Spring Lady Bears' season came to a close with a loss in the first round of the Class 1A Region 2 Tournament Feb. 24 at Harold Ray Jeffery Gymnasium in Calico Rock. The top-seeded Bay Lady Yellowjackets took advantage of a big 20-8 run to break up a close game early and knock off Mammoth Spring 60-41...
Yellowjackets fly past Horns in regional (03/03/10)
The Viola Longhorns ran into a buzz-saw in the first round of the Class 1A Region 2 Tournament Feb. 24 at Harold Ray Jeffery Gymnasium in Calico Rock. Jumping out to a big first-period lead, the top-seeded Bay Yellowjackets knocked off the Horns (23-11) 52-27...
Bay ends Lady Bears' hoops season (03/03/10)
The Mammoth Spring Lady Bears' season came to a close with a loss in the first round of the Class 1A Region 2 Tournament Feb. 24 at Harold Ray Jeffery Gymnasium in Calico Rock. The top-seeded Bay Lady Yellowjackets took advantage of a big 20-8 run to break up a close game early and knock off Mammoth Spring 60-41...
Alton falls to Lady Panthers (03/03/10)
Ending the game on a 10-0 run, the Mountain Grove Lady Panthers knocked the Alton Lady Comets out of the Class 3 District 10 Tournament by the count of 52-42 Feb. 27 at Cabool High School. Midway into the final frame, the contest was locked at 42-all, but the third-seeded Lady Panthers closed the game with 10 unanswered points to top sixth-seeded Alton...
Bears clipped by Jackets in regional finals (03/03/10)
The Class 1A Region 2 Tournament's championship game featured a battle between two of the top-ranked boys' team in Class 1A, the second-ranked Bay Yellowjackets (38-6) and the fifth-ranked Mammoth Spring Bears (26-8). And although Bay claimed the regional tourney title with a 50-41 victory over the Bears Feb. 27 at Harold Ray Jeffery Gymnasium in Calico Rock, the Yellowjackets knew they had been in a fight by the time the contest was over...
Lady Indians advance with win over Mansfield (03/03/10)
It was tight going for a while, but the Couch Lady Indians finally managed to separate themselves from the Mansfield Lady Lions long enough to record a 58-45 victory in the first round of the Class 2 District 2 Tournament at Thayer High School Feb. 27...
Lady Bobcats top Kosh in district opener (03/03/10)
Once they got rolling, the Thayer Lady Bobcats proved to be too much for the Koshkonong Lady Blue Jays in the opening round of the Class 2 District 2 Tournament Feb. 27 at Thayer High School. The top-seeded Lady cats opened up a big halftime lead and went on to post a 57-22 victory over the eighth-seeded Lady Jays...
Once again, it's Cave City vs. Valley Springs, with title on the line (03/03/10)
In what is fast becoming an annual rite of passage, two of the state's top-ranked girls' Class 3A squads, the Cave City Cavewomen and the Valley Springs Lady Tigers, squared off in the regional finals once again. Meeting for the fourth time this season, the last coming in the finals of the district tourney one week earlier, the fourth-ranked Lady Tigers (28-5) made it three wins in a row over the sixth-ranked Cavewomen (21-5) with a tight 44-40 victory in overtime Feb. ...
Regional round rough on Rebels (03/03/10)
Going up against the top-seeded Lonoke Lady Jackrabbits and Marianna Lee Trojans in the 4A-East Regional in Heber Springs on Feb. 24, the fourth-seeded Highland squads needed to play at the top of their games. But it just wasn't meant to be, because the Lady Jackrabbits and Trojans jumped on the Rebel teams early and didn't let up...
Summer ball sign-ups set (03/03/10)
Highland summer league T-ball, softball and baseball registration is set. Registration will be held on March 6 from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. at the Highland High School Cafeteria. Registration forms have been distributed at the Highland Schools. Leagues are available for girls and boys ages 5 and above...
Death Notices published week of March 4, 2010 (03/03/10)
Agnes Frealy, 86, of Thayer, Mo., died Feb. 22, 2010, at De Greeff Hospice House in St. Louis, Mo. Arrangements by the Carter Funeral Home of Thayer, Mo. Caroline Jeanette Darschewski, 67 of Koshkonong, Mo., died Feb. 20, 2010, in Springfield, Mo. Arrangements by the Clary Funeral Home, Thayer, Mo...
Death Notices published week of March 4, 2010 (03/03/10)
Agnes Frealy, 86, of Thayer, Mo., died Feb. 22, 2010, at De Greeff Hospice House in St. Louis, Mo. Arrangements by the Carter Funeral Home of Thayer, Mo. Caroline Jeanette Darschewski, 67 of Koshkonong, Mo., died Feb. 20, 2010, in Springfield, Mo. Arrangements by the Clary Funeral Home, Thayer, Mo...
Death Notices published week of March 4, 2010 (03/03/10)
Leo M. Albano, 93, of Cherokee Village, Ark., originally from Chicago, Ill., died Jan. 31, 2010, at Tucson, Ariz. Arrangements by Hudgel's Swan Funeral Home of Tucson, Ariz. Velma N. Martin, 79, of Highland, Ark., died Feb. 22, 2010, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. Arrangements by the Tri-County Funeral Home of Highland, Ark...
Braelyn Saige Doloris Washam (03/03/10)
Braelyn and Jolie Washam of Mammoth Spring announce the birth of their daughter, Braelyn Saige Doloris Washam. She was born on Feb. 9, 2010, at 3:03 p.m., in Jonesboro, Ark. She weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 21 inches long. She is welcomed home by her big sister, Brynn...
Adrianna Jema Meadows Fox Presley (03/03/10)
Billie and Katina Presley, of Thayer, Mo., are the parents of a baby girl, Adrianna Jema Meadows Fox Presley, born at 10:08 a.m. Feb. 14, 2010, at Ozarks Medical Center in West  Plains, Mo. She weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce and was 20-1/2 inches long. Her siblings are Tony, 12; Jacob, 8; and Abigail, 6...
Braelyn Saige Doloris Washam (03/03/10)
Braelyn and Jolie Washam of Mammoth Spring announce the birth of their daughter, Braelyn Saige Doloris Washam. She was born on Feb. 9, 2010, at 3:03 p.m., in Jonesboro, Ark. She weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 21 inches long. She is welcomed home by her big sister, Brynn...
Adrianna Jema Meadows Fox Presley (03/03/10)
Billie and Katina Presley, of Thayer, Mo., are the parents of a baby girl, Adrianna Jema Meadows Fox Presley, born at 10:08 a.m. Feb. 14, 2010, at Ozarks Medical Center in West  Plains, Mo. She weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce and was 20-1/2 inches long. Her siblings are Tony, 12; Jacob, 8; and Abigail, 6...
Payne -- Cochran (03/03/10)
Matthew Cochran, son of Mickey and Peggy Cochran of Wheeling, and Staci Payne, daughter of Karen Payne of Viola, announce their upcoming marriage. Vows will be exchanged Saturday,  March 20, at Viola Assembly of God in Viola, Ark. A reception will follow at the  Hickinbotham-Miller Exhibit building in Salem, Ark...
Payne -- Cochran (03/03/10)
Matthew Cochran, son of Mickey and Peggy Cochran of Wheeling, and Staci Payne, daughter of Karen Payne of Viola, announce their upcoming marriage. Vows will be exchanged Saturday,  March 20, at Viola Assembly of God in Viola, Ark. A reception will follow at the  Hickinbotham-Miller Exhibit building in Salem, Ark...
Smiths celebrate 50th wedding anniversary (03/03/10)
Juney and Bobbie Smith of Evening Shade will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, March 6. Juney Smith and Bobbie Croft were married March 6, 1960, in Evening Shade and are the parents of two children, Judy Smith of Evening Shade and Randy Smith of Sidney. They have three grandchildren, Lori Wolfe of Evening Shade, Ashley Smith and Logan Smith both of Sidney. The couple has one great-grandchild, Brayden Smith of Sidney...
Isenhowers celebrate 81 years of marriage (03/03/10)
Vern and Verbal Isenhower of Louisberg, Kan., have reached a milestone in their marriage that few couples ever reach. On Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010, they were married 81 years. Mr. and Mrs. Isenhower exchanged their lasting vows of marriage in 1929 in Salem, Ark. The moved their family to Louisburg in 1946...
Smiths celebrate 50th wedding anniversary (03/03/10)
Juney and Bobbie Smith of Evening Shade will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, March 6. Juney Smith and Bobbie Croft were married March 6, 1960, in Evening Shade and are the parents of two children, Judy Smith of Evening Shade and Randy Smith of Sidney. They have three grandchildren, Lori Wolfe of Evening Shade, Ashley Smith and Logan Smith both of Sidney. The couple has one great-grandchild, Brayden Smith of Sidney...
Isenhowers celebrate 81 years of marriage (03/03/10)
Vern and Verbal Isenhower of Louisberg, Kan., have reached a milestone in their marriage that few couples ever reach. On Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010, they were married 81 years. Mr. and Mrs. Isenhower exchanged their lasting vows of marriage in 1929 in Salem, Ark. The moved their family to Louisburg in 1946...
Sharp County Sheriff's Report (03/03/10)
Robyn Michelle Orchey, 51, of Horseshoe Bend, was arrested Feb. 12 on a warrant for violation of the Arkansas Hot Check Law. Ewell Dwight Neal, 31, of Mammoth Spring was arrested Feb. 12 on a warrant for no proof of insurance and suspended driver's license...
Cherokee Village Police Report (03/03/10)
Linda Pennington, 51, of Cherokee Village was cited Feb. 4 for animal at large, failure to obtain a pet license and rabies tag violation. Felice Taylor, 21, of Cherokee Village was arrested Feb. 13 for DWI and careless driving. Christopher Taylor, 23, of Cherokee Village was arrested Feb. 13 on a Fulton County warrant for criminal trespass...