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Stories from Thursday, March 18, 2010

Candidates file for Fulton County offices (03/18/10)
Candidate filing for 2010 closed last Monday with a total of five county level races developing in Fulton County. Fulton County Sheriff Walter Dillinger is being challenged for that position by Buck Foley, both Democrats. For the position of Justice of the Peace, races have developed in District 3 between incumbent Jim Bicker, Democrat, and Gene McBride, Independent. District 4 also has two people filing for that position, incumbent Michael C. Barnett, Democrat, and Hugh D. Browning, Republican...
Learning in today's age of technology (03/18/10)
If Robert Fulghum were to rewrite his poem, "All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten," based on today's kindergarten classes, a lot of new words would have to be added. Some of the life lessons might still apply, but a lot of new words such as computers, smart boards, program files, Internet and Web sites would have to be added to describe a day in the life of a kindergartener...
More meth off the streets (03/18/10)
A Salem man has been charged with breaking and entering, a class D felony, and theft of property, a class B felony, after taking more than $40,000 worth of tools from a Mammoth Spring residence. John Allen Carson, 53, was arrested by Sgt. David Henry and Fulton County Deputy Lance Gray after Carson admitted in a post miranda statement that he and another male had taken tools and other equipment from the residence of Michael Brindley of Mammoth Spring on Feb. 15...
Salem Police Department (03/18/10)
Daniel Rettew, 32, of Salem, Ark., was arrested on  March 8, 2010, for terroristic threatening, harassing communications and violation of a protection order. Rettew was released on March 12, 2010 from the Fulton County Jail on judges order. Daniel Rettew, 32, of Salem, Ark., was arrested on  March 13, 2010, for violation of a protection order. Rettew is being held in the Fulton County Jail...
Education is key to curbing teen dating violence (03/18/10)
When considering domestic abuse, many think of men and women living together or in a serious relationship who have difficulties that sadly turn to physical violence. Unfortunately, they fail to think of other forms of abuse, including sexual, verbal and emotional abuse, but the reality is 1 in 11 high school students admit to being a victims of physical domestic violence. ...
Barnett to seek re-election (03/18/10)
Michael Barnett of the Benton 4 Township in Fulton County is seeking re-election as Justice of the Peace in the Democratic Primary on May 18. Barnett is a rancher, and a life-long resident of Fulton County. He has served on the Fulton County Fair Board since 1991. He has been president of the Fulton  County Fair Board since 1994. He is a member of the Arkansas Cattlemen's Association and a member of the Salem Church of Christ...
Lincoln Meets with Fulton County Farm Bureau Leader (03/18/10)
Fulton County Farm Bureau President, Howard Burris, of Salem, visiting Washington, DC, with Arkansas Farm Bureau Federation last week, had the opportunity to meet with U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln, D-Ark., Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry to discuss issues of importance to Arkansas's agriculture community...
Oh, yeah! ... (03/18/10)
READY TO HIT THE ROAD: As the last seconds of Thayer's victory over Meadow Heights in the state quarterfinals tick off, Lady Bobcat Head Coach Cliff Hawkins gets a big hug from daughter Lacey (14). With a 51-40 win over Meadow Heights, the Lady Cats earned a trip to Mizzou Arena in Columbia and date with a Canton in the semi-finals of the Class 2 State Tournament. Thayer's battle with Canton was scheduled for March 18 at 6:40 p.m. Photo/Mullins...
Mammoth Spring Council awards street bid (03/18/10)
The Mammoth Spring City Council met in regular monthly session March 1 at city hall with Mayor Jean Pace presiding. Flave Carpenter, customer service manager for Entergy, was at the meeting to answer questions from some residents who feel they are experiencing more power outages than normal. ...
Council says 'No thanks' to Risner Ave. (03/18/10)
The Board of Alderman of the city of Thayer met in regular session March 9 at city hall. Those in attendance were Mayor Buddy Rogers, Aldermen Mike Harber, Robert Grimes, Robert Freeman, Steve Alford, City Clerk Jane Yancey, Police Chief David Bailey, Van Garrison and a few from the public...
Candidates file for Fulton County offices (03/18/10)
Candidate filing for 2010 closed last Monday with a total of five county level races developing in Fulton County. Fulton County Sheriff Walter Dillinger is being challenged for that position by Buck Foley, both Democrats. For the position of Justice of the Peace, races have developed in District 3 between incumbent Jim Bicker, Democrat, and Gene McBride, Independent. District 4 also has two people filing for that position, incumbent Michael C. Barnett, Democrat, and Hugh D. Browning, Republican...
Authorities busy with theft, forgeries and meth arrests (03/18/10)
A Salem man has been charged with breaking and entering, a class D felony, and theft of property, a class B felony, after taking more than $40,000 worth of tools from a Mammoth Spring residence. John Allen Carson, 53, was arrested by Sgt. David Henry and Fulton County Deputy Lance Gray after Carson admitted in a post miranda statement that he and another male had taken tools and other equipment from the residence of Michael Brindley of Mammoth Spring on Feb. 15...
Gov. Nixon approves more than $4 million in assistance to Missouri counties (03/18/10)
Gov. Jay Nixon announced Feb. 4, that the state of Missouri will reimburse communities in Oregon County and across southern Missouri more than $4 million for expenses incurred as a result of a devastating ice storm in January 2009. "This devastating ice storm hit as Missourians and local governments were facing tough economic times and tight budgets," Gov. ...
Missouri receives nearly $2 million grant to reduce smoking, boost nutrition (03/18/10)
Missouri will receive slightly more than $1 million in federal stimulus money to expand its efforts to help smokers kick the habit, state health officials said recently. "This funding will help us expand our highly successful Tobacco Quitline," said Margaret Donnelly, director of the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services." We know that this program reduces health care costs at the same time it provides Missourians with a better quality of life."...
Space heaters involved in 79 percent of home fires (03/18/10)
While only 32 percent of home heating fires involve space heaters, they are involved in 79 percent of home heating fire deaths, according to the new report Home Fires Involving Heating Equipment released today by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Heating equipment continues to be the second leading cause of home fires behind cooking and the second leading cause of home fire deaths behind smoking...
Faces & Places: Cookin' in the Park (03/18/10)
For many, the warmer weather means one thing, time to get outdoors and enjoy all it has to offer from fishing and boating to camping and cooking out. To some, that means breaking out the Dutch ovens and heating them up for the upcoming camping season and trying their hand at scrumptious favorites in a crowd pleasing annual competition at the Mammoth Spring State Park...
Barnett to seek re-election (03/18/10)
Michael Barnett of the Benton 4 Township in Fulton County is seeking re-election as Justice of the Peace in the Democratic Primary on May 18. Barnett is a rancher, and a life-long resident of Fulton County. He has served on the Fulton County Fair Board since 1991. He has been president of the Fulton  County Fair Board since 1994. He is a member of the Arkansas Cattlemen's Association and a member of the Salem Church of Christ...
Lincoln Meets with Fulton County Farm Bureau Leader (03/18/10)
Fulton County Farm Bureau President, Howard Burris, of Salem, visiting Washington, DC, with Arkansas Farm Bureau Federation last week, had the opportunity to meet with U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln, D-Ark., Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry to discuss issues of importance to Arkansas's agriculture community...
Issues with cable service still unresolved (03/18/10)
For many, one of the most annoying occurrences is a television channel going off, going fuzzy or not coming in once you get seated, popcorn in hand and ready to watch your favorite show. For Ash Flat residents who subscribe to CBN (Crystal Broadband) this is a daily occurrence, one that shows no signs of improving after nearly two years and two company name changes...
Hoopin' and hollarin' for the Cavewomen ... (03/18/10)
OUT IN FULL FORCE: Cave City's student section at the girls' Class 3A State Championship game was filled to the brim with eager fans March 12 in Hot Springs. Meeting for the fifth time this season, the Valley Springs Lady Tigers denied the Cavewomen a state title, as the Lady Tigers topped Cave City 44-30. See pages 9-11 inside for full story and more pictures from the state finals at Summit Arena. Photo/Mullins...
Getting ready for a fight (03/18/10)
For many the terrible news of the state's proposed closing of both Twin River's schools in July has came as a shock and left many with the belief that there is no option to shutting the doors on the schools, and essentially the entire community of Williford. ...
Mammoth Spring ready to accept students from Twin Rivers (03/18/10)
There seems to be no doubt that the Twin Rivers School District will end and about 330 students will be attending a new school district next year. One of the districts bordering the Twin Rivers District that will extend its border to accommodate some of those students is the Mammoth Spring School District...
Education is key to curbing teen dating violence (03/18/10)
When considering domestic abuse, many think of men and women living together or in a serious relationship who have difficulties that sadly turn to physical violence. Unfortunately, they fail to think of other forms of abuse, including sexual, verbal and emotional abuse, but the reality is 1 in 11 high school students admit to being a victims of physical domestic violence. ...
House numbers can save lives (03/18/10)
House numbers, like toilet paper are something we all take for granted. The item is something that is always there and never given much thought, until it is needed. Even when we utilize the services of the wonderful invention of TP as many affectionately call it, we never give it much thought, maybe just that we are thankful we don't have to use corn cobs or Sear's and Roebuck catalogs. ...
2010 Census out and about (03/18/10)
By now, most residents have received a letter stating they will soon be receiving the 2010 Census and encouraging everyone to mail them back. So, what is the Census, what does it ask and why is it important? The following from the 2010census.gov Web site answers those questions...
Cherokee Village bank location to close (03/18/10)
Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ-GS: SFNC) today announced that it will be closing nine financial centers in nine cities throughout Arkansas in June as part of a "Branch Right Sizing" initiative. After the closing of these nine financial centers Simmons First will conduct business from 79 offices of which 75 are financial centers in 40 communities. ...
'Sound of Music' coming to Pocahontas (03/18/10)
The hills are alive with the sound of music beginning March 20 and running weekends through May 8. The Imperial Dinner Theatre in Pocahontas will present Rodgers & Hammerstein's most beloved musical that tells the true story of the Von Trapp Family Singers...
Slow start stops Cavewomen (03/18/10)
Valley Springs bursts out to 15-0 lead, wins state title over Cave City
Here come the Lady Cats! (03/18/10)
Fouls, Lady Panthers, can't keep Thayer from date at Mizzou Arena
Slow start stops Cavewomen (03/18/10)
Valley Springs bursts out to 15-0 lead, wins state title over Cave City
Parting really such sweet sorrow? (03/18/10)
If you've seen one on the hardwood the last couple of years, chances are, you've seen the other one close by. Cave City and Valley Springs. The two 3A-1 East foes have waged nine epic battles over the course of the past two seasons, with the latest installment in the series coming March 12 in the girls' Class 3A State Championship game at Summit Arena in Hot Springs...
Sixth-grade Cougars win title with victory over Mountain Home (03/18/10)
The Izard County sixth-grade boys basketball team defeated the Mountain Home Bombers 27-21 in the finals of the Izard County Invitational Pee Wee Basketball Tournament March 8 in Brockwell. Izard County was led in scoring by Andrew Walker and Colby Jones with eight points each. Clay Mosley added seven points and Nicholas Wiles and Scotty Sac chipped in two points apiece to round out the scoring for the Cougars. This was the second victory this season by the Cougars over the Bombers...
Faces & Places: Royston Morris - Driving passions (03/18/10)
Just as America is a melting pot of people from all over the world who move to this great country from points all over the globe for reasons as unique as them, Cherokee Village is also a melting pot of Sharp County. The city is comprised of people from locations near and far, each with very unique and intriguing backgrounds. ...
Death Notices published week of March 18, 2010 (03/18/10)
Goldie Agnes Montgomery, 89, of Gassville, Ark., formerly of Mammoth Spring, Ark., died March 10, 2010, in Baxter Regional Hospice House, Mountain Home, Ark. Arrangements by the Carter Funeral Home Inc. of Thayer, Mo. Meghan LeeAnn Honeycutt, 16, of Thayer, Mo., died March 5, 2010, near Alton, Mo. Arrangements by the Carter Funeral Home Inc. of Thayer, Mo...
Death Notices published week of March 18, 2010 (03/18/10)
Goldie Agnes Montgomery, 89, of Gassville, Ark., formerly of Mammoth Spring, Ark., died March 10, 2010, in Baxter Regional Hospice House, Mountain Home, Ark. Arrangements by the Carter Funeral Home Inc. of Thayer, Mo. Meghan LeeAnn Honeycutt, 16, of Thayer, Mo., died March 5, 2010, near Alton, Mo. Arrangements by the Carter Funeral Home Inc. of Thayer, Mo...
Death Notices published week of March 18, 2010 (03/18/10)
Nancy Aubry, 67, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Monday, March 1, 2010, at White County Medical Center in Searcy, Ark. Arrangements by Heath Funeral Home, Highland. Leonard Ford Massey, 82, of Ash Flat, Ark., formerly of Franklin, Ark., died March 13, 2010. Arrangements by the Qualls Funeral Home of of Cave City, Ark...
Alexander Don Lowrie (03/18/10)
Robert and Augusta Lowrie announce the birth of their son, Alexander Don Lowrie. He was born on Jan. 11, 2010, at 2:02 p.m., in Mountain Home, Ark. He weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces and was 19 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Robert and Lonna Shrable and his great-grandmother is Nell Shrable of Gepp, Ark...
Aidan Leland Butler (03/18/10)
Leland Butler and Jessica Flynn, West Plains, are the parents of a baby boy, Aidan Leland Butler, born at 5:07 p.m., March 2, 2010, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo. He weighed 8 pounds, 7-1/2 ounces and was 23 inches long. Grandparents are Larry and Teresa Flynn of Takotna, Alaska and Lee and Alice Butler of Mammoth Spring, Ark...
Brooklyn Rose Finley (03/18/10)
Jeremy and Eunice Finley of West Plains, are the parents of a baby girl, Brooklyn Rose, born at 2:32 p.m., March 3, 2010, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo. She weighed 7 pounds, 10-1/2 ounces and was 20 inches long. Her siblings are Haven, 3; Nathan, 2; and Dalton, 1...
Bryan Maclin (03/18/10)
Gerald Maclin and Danielle Utley of West Plains, Mo., are the parents of a baby boy, Bryan Maclin, born at 11:53 a.m., March 7, 2010 at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 8 pounds, 14-1/2 ounces and was 21 1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Gilbert and Lisa Gonzalez of West Plains and Jimmy and Tina Maclin of Viola, Ark...
Aidan Leland Butler (03/18/10)
Leland Butler and Jessica Flynn, West Plains, are the parents of a baby boy, Aidan Leland Butler, born at 5:07 p.m., March 2, 2010, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo. He weighed 8 pounds, 7-1/2 ounces and was 23 inches long. Grandparents are Larry and Teresa Flynn of Takotna, Alaska and Lee and Alice Butler of Mammoth Spring, Ark...
Alexander Don Lowrie (03/18/10)
Robert and Augusta Lowrie announce the birth of their son, Alexander Don Lowrie. He was born on Jan. 11, 2010, at 2:02 p.m., in Mountain Home, Ark. He weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces and was 19 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Robert and Lonna Shrable and his great-grandmother is Nell Shrable of Gepp, Ark...
Brooklyn Rose Finley (03/18/10)
Jeremy and Eunice Finley of West Plains, are the parents of a baby girl, Brooklyn Rose, born at 2:32 p.m., March 3, 2010, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo. She weighed 7 pounds, 10-1/2 ounces and was 20 inches long. Her siblings are Haven, 3; Nathan, 2; and Dalton, 1...
Bryan Maclin (03/18/10)
Gerald Maclin and Danielle Utley of West Plains, Mo., are the parents of a baby boy, Bryan Maclin, born at 11:53 a.m., March 7, 2010 at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 8 pounds, 14-1/2 ounces and was 21 1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Gilbert and Lisa Gonzalez of West Plains and Jimmy and Tina Maclin of Viola, Ark...
Carsons to renew vows (03/18/10)
The families of KC and Shakira Vanmeir Carson would like to announce a renewal of wedding vow ceremony on Sunday, March 28 at 6.pm. The event will be held at the Cherokee Village First United Methodist Church. A small reception will follow, friends and family are invited to attend...
Sharp County Sheriff's Report (03/18/10)
Shawn Milton Bidwell, 46, of Cherokee Village was arrested March 6 for drinking in public. Brandon Saint Lee, 26, of Jonesboro was arrested March 6 on a warrant for two counts of failure to appear. Andrew Sullivan, 82, of Ash Flat was arrested March 6 for DWI, reckless driving and no seat belt...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (03/18/10)
Jeffrey Zimmer, 20, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., was arrested on March 11, 2010, on warrants for failure to appear on written summons for no seatbelt. Zimmer was released from Fulton County Jail on March 11, 2010, on a $245 bond. James Patterson, 41, of Salem, Ark., was arrested on March 12, 2010, on warrants for theft of property and possession of a controlled substance. Patterson is being held in the Fulton County Jail...
Horseshoe Bend Police Department (03/18/10)
A 16-year-old Horseshoe Bend juvenile was cited for Criminal Trespass on Tuesday, March 2. The charge was filled after a resident on Garden Circle complained of someone being in a shed that was on her property. The juvenile is scheduled to appear in court March 30...
Thayer Police Report (03/18/10)
Bobby H. Johnson, 24, Alton, Mo., was arrested Feb. 22, 2010, for driving while revoked. He was released after posting a $325 bond. Julie D. Martin, 38, Thayer, Mo., was cited Feb. 19, 2010, for improper registration and no insurance. Derek M. Protonentis, 22, Thayer, Mo., was cited Feb. 19, 2010, for animal neglect...
Oregon County Sheriff's Report (03/18/10)
Billy Ray Neldon, 22, Alton, Mo., was arrested March 13, 2010, on an Oregon County warrant for failure to appear on a non support charge. He was released from the Oregon County Jail on March 13, 2010 after posting a $1,000 bond. A court date has been set for March 17, 2010...
Thayer Police Report (03/18/10)
Bobby H. Johnson, 24, Alton, Mo., was arrested Feb. 22, 2010, for driving while revoked. He was released after posting a $325 bond. Julie D. Martin, 38, Thayer, Mo., was cited Feb. 19, 2010, for improper registration and no insurance. Derek M. Protonentis, 22, Thayer, Mo., was cited Feb. 19, 2010, for animal neglect...
Oregon County Sheriff's Report (03/18/10)
Billy Ray Neldon, 22, Alton, Mo., was arrested March 13, 2010, on an Oregon County warrant for failure to appear on a non support charge. He was released from the Oregon County Jail on March 13, 2010 after posting a $1,000 bond. A court date has been set for March 17, 2010...
Sharp County Sheriff's Report (03/18/10)
Shawn Milton Bidwell, 46, of Cherokee Village was arrested March 6 for drinking in public. Brandon Saint Lee, 26, of Jonesboro was arrested March 6 on a warrant for two counts of failure to appear. Andrew Sullivan, 82, of Ash Flat was arrested March 6 for DWI, reckless driving and no seat belt...