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Stories from Thursday, March 25, 2010

FCH administrator reports to Quorum Court (03/25/10)
The Fulton County Quorum Court met on Monday, March 8 and received a financial report from Fulton County Hospital Administrator, Joe Hammond. Hammond reviewed the hospital's current financial situation, including the year to date fiscal loss of $979,000 that the hospital is facing. ...
The shocking truth about drinking (03/25/10)
On Thursday, March 18 at the Salem High School Gym, the Fulton County Healthy Arkansas Coalition in partnership with the Salem School District, hosted a town hall meeting to address underage drinking among Fulton County youth. Two Arkansas State Troopers and a Fulton County Sheriff's Deputy were on hand to answer questions and to assist students and parents with a set of "drunk" goggles, so they could experience the affects of alcohol inebriation first hand...
Chocolate Escape fundraiser brings in $660 for Relay For Life (03/25/10)
Christy Shaver and her nephews, Caleb and Cameron, look over the assortment of delicious goodies available at the Relay For Life Chocolate Escape fundraiser. Photo by Niki de Soto
Council hires new summer manager for Salem city pool (03/25/10)
The Salem City Council met on Thursday, March 18 and reviewed the application submitted for filling the city pool manager position, which was sent in by Cecil Murray. "Ya'll probably know him, as he's worked for us before," said Mayor Gary Clayton. "He was the pool manager out there a few years ago, and as far as I know, he did a pretty good job."...
Traffic stop leads to the arrest of a Viola man on military desertion charges (03/25/10)
A Viola man was arrested March 14 in Mountain Home, Ark., on a military desertion warrant. U.S. Army Pvt. 2nd Class Seth J. Lindblom, 21, was arrested on the warrant from Fort Knox, Ky., according to the Mountain Home Police Department. Lindblom was a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped on State Highway 5 north at U.S. Highway 62 for a tailgate violation...
Are you prepared for the spring storm season? (03/25/10)
Remember the phrase: Turn around, don't drown
5K run/walk on tap in Ash Flat (03/25/10)
The Women of Faith of the Church of Christ at Ash Flat are hosting a 5K run/walk on April 10 at 9:00 a.m., at the Ash Flat City Park. Pre-registration fee is $15 and must be received by April 1. Day of race registration fee will be $20. Registration will take place from 7:30 a.m. until 8:45 a.m. the day of the race...
Benedict announces candidacy (03/25/10)
"If it's not good for Arkansas just say 'No.' That is that I believe our legislators in Little Rock should be telling Washington D.C. I am therefore committed to run for the Republican Primary State Representative District 82, which includes Fulton, part of Baxter and part of Sharp County...
Williams announces bid for Izard County Sheriff (03/25/10)
Terry Williams of Zion, Ark., is officially announcing that he is running for Sheriff of Izard County in the Democratic Primary on May 18 and would appreciate your help and support during the election. Terry and his wife, Suzanne have been married for 35 years and have two children and four grandchildren. His parents are Tilman and Geba Williams and he grew up in Sharp and Izard County and attended Melbourne School before graduating from Forest Hill High School in Jackson, Miss...
McSpadden announces re-election bid (03/25/10)
Sixteenth Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Don McSpadden has announced that he will seek re-election in the May, 2010 Democratic Primary. McSpadden was first elected prosecuting attorney for the 16th Judicial District in 1986 and served until 1992. He did not run for re-election until 1998 when he successfully ran again. He is now serving his third consecutive term to that office. He also served as Batesville City Attorney from 1979 to 1986...
Wiggam officially seeking Arkansas House seat (03/25/10)
George Wiggam of Elizabeth announced his candidacy for state representative for House District 82 official recently. District 82 covers a portion of Baxter County, Sharp County, and all of Fulton County. Curren Everett, currently holds the seat, and is term limited will be seeking a senate seat in this election cycle. ...
Simpson to seek Alderman position (03/25/10)
Rosie Simpson has announced that she is running for Alderman on the south side. "My husband, Larry, and I have lived in Thayer 40 plus years where we have raised our two sons." "Qualifications of why I think I would make a good alderman -- I was the City Clerk in Thayer for 17 years. During that time I have earned more than 400 hours in additional training in all aspects of city government. Both clerk responsibilities as well as other aspects of what the council can and cannot do."...
Thayer Lady Bobcats place 2nd in state (03/25/10)
Playing for their first-ever state championship in girls' basketball, the Thayer Lady Bobcats (28-4) made it to the Class 2 Show-Me Showdown at Mizzou Arena. Thayer knocked off last year's state runner-up, Canton, in the semi-finals before falling in the championship game to Harrisburg, 52-40, March 20. For more photos and stories on Thayer's weekend in Columbia, turn to the sports page in this week's South Missourian News. Photo/Mullins...
Are you prepared for the spring storm season? (03/25/10)
The Spring storm season is upon us -- do you and your family know what to do in an emergency or a disaster? Every threat, from wind storms, floods or power outages reminds us to be proactive when it comes to planning strategies to survive a disaster and recover quickly...
FCH administrator reports to Quorum Court (03/25/10)
The Fulton County Quorum Court met on Monday, March 8 and received a financial report from Fulton County Hospital Administrator, Joe Hammond. Hammond reviewed the hospital's current financial situation, including the year to date fiscal loss of $979,000 that the hospital is facing. ...
New homes for blue birds (03/25/10)
You know that Spring has arrived when it's time for the Mammoth Spring State Park annual class for building blue bird houses. This year, the Spring River Sportsman's Club provided an informative presentation about the blue bird, and then gave participants a pre-fabricated wood kit and set of instructions for assembly. That's when things got a little bit noisy...
Benedict announces candidacy (03/25/10)
"If it's not good for Arkansas just say 'No.' That is that I believe our legislators in Little Rock should be telling Washington D.C. I am therefore committed to run for the Republican Primary State Representative District 82, which includes Fulton, part of Baxter and part of Sharp County...
Williams announces bid for Izard County Sheriff (03/25/10)
Terry Williams of Zion, Ark., is officially announcing that he is running for Sheriff of Izard County in the Democratic Primary on May 18 and would appreciate your help and support during the election. Terry and his wife, Suzanne have been married for 35 years and have two children and four grandchildren. His parents are Tilman and Geba Williams and he grew up in Sharp and Izard County and attended Melbourne School before graduating from Forest Hill High School in Jackson, Miss...
McSpadden announces re-election bid (03/25/10)
Sixteenth Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Don McSpadden has announced that he will seek re-election in the May, 2010 Democratic Primary. McSpadden was first elected prosecuting attorney for the 16th Judicial District in 1986 and served until 1992. He did not run for re-election until 1998 when he successfully ran again. He is now serving his third consecutive term to that office. He also served as Batesville City Attorney from 1979 to 1986...
Wiggam officially seeking Arkansas House seat (03/25/10)
George Wiggam of Elizabeth announced his candidacy for state representative for House District 82 official recently. District 82 covers a portion of Baxter County, Sharp County, and all of Fulton County. Curren Everett, currently holds the seat, and is term limited will be seeking a senate seat in this election cycle. ...
Simpson to seek Alderman position (03/25/10)
Rosie Simpson has announced that she is running for Alderman on the south side. "My husband, Larry, and I have lived in Thayer 40 plus years where we have raised our two sons." "Qualifications of why I think I would make a good alderman -- I was the City Clerk in Thayer for 17 years. During that time I have earned more than 400 hours in additional training in all aspects of city government. Both clerk responsibilities as well as other aspects of what the council can and cannot do."...
Don't count on IRS to help recover cost of ice storm damage (03/25/10)
As the April 15 tax deadline quickly approaches, many are scrambling to gather their documents to make the sometimes dreaded trip to their tax preparers. Still others have already completed their requirements and this process has brought to light some misconceptions that seem to be very common...
Ash Flat to apply for grant for siren system (03/25/10)
Three resolutions were the main topics of discussion at the regular meeting of the Ash Flat City Council March 16. Following roll call and the consideration and approval of minutes from the February meeting, the department reports were considered and council moved forward to business...
Couple not hooked up to sewer forces Highland to explore options (03/25/10)
"Let's quit pointing fingers at each other; let's do something about this." ~ Alderman Larry Allen
Trespassing complaint leads to marijuana discovery (03/25/10)
Following a trespassing complaint by an Evening Shade realtor regarding two tenants who had been evicted from rental property located at 1818 Highway 167 in Evening Shade, Sharp County Sheriff Dale Weaver requested Detective Sergeants Mark Counts and Ken Guidry to respond to the address...
Cherokee Village gets new electric sign (03/25/10)
Cherokee Village recently received a new state of the art electric sign that is being utilized as a community event board. The very attractive sign was made possible by the Village Pride Committee and donations from FNBC, King Rhodes & Associates, Edward Jones, the Cherokee Village Business Association and residents of Cherokee Village...
Cherokee Village Census forms need update before returning (03/25/10)
As the Census forms arrive, those who live in Cherokee Village will find that their questionaries have the city of Hardy listed rather than Cherokee Village. A spokesman from Cherokee Village said she spoke to a representative of the Census regarding the issue. ...
SR Chamber hears update on auction (03/25/10)
The Spring River Area Chamber of Commerce met March 16 at Village Mart and Deli. The guest speakers for the monthly meeting were Sharp County Assessor Kathy Nix and Chief Deputy Clerk Alisa Black. Chamber President Beth McEntire-Bess welcomed the large crowd and updated them on the first night of the Chamber Auction. ...
Claire Amari Redd (03/25/10)
Adam H. Redd and Samantha N. Redd of Cherokee Village announce the birth of a daughter on March 15, 2010, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. The baby has been named Claire Amari Redd. She weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces. Grandparents are Ellis and Curtis Ellis, Christine Radish and Howard Redd...
Benedict announces candidacy (03/25/10)
"If it's not good for Arkansas just say 'No.' That is that I believe our legislators in Little Rock should be telling Washington D.C. I am therefore committed to run for the Republican Primary State Representative District 82, which includes Fulton, part of Baxter and part of Sharp County...
McSpadden announces re-election bid (03/25/10)
Sixteenth Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Don McSpadden has announced that he will seek re-election in the May, 2010 Democratic Primary. McSpadden was first elected prosecuting attorney for the 16th Judicial District in 1986 and served until 1992. He did not run for re-election until 1998 when he successfully ran again. He is now serving his third consecutive term to that office. He also served as Batesville City Attorney from 1979 to 1986...
Wiggam officially seeking Arkansas House seat (03/25/10)
George Wiggam of Elizabeth announced his candidacy for state representative for House District 82 official recently. District 82 covers a portion of Baxter County, Sharp County, and all of Fulton County. Curren Everett, currently holds the seat, and is term limited will be seeking a senate seat in this election cycle. ...
Main Street Gun and Knife show slated (03/25/10)
The weekend of March 27 and 28 Main Street Hardy is hosting their Annual Spring Gun and Knife Show at the Old Hardy Gym. The show will run from 9 am to 5 pm on Saturday and 9 am to 3 pm on Sunday. The historic gym will be filled to capacity with dealers from across the Ozarks. This show has proven to be the area's most popular events for those interested in buying, selling or trading new guns, old guns, civil war memorabilia, handmade turkey calls and much more...
Circus coming to town (03/25/10)
It has been announced that the Spring River Chamber of Commerce, has signed a contract with the Kelly Miller Circus for the exhibition of an all new 2010 show. The circus will roll into town on Sunday, April 11. Everyone is invited to come out and watch the animals being unloaded and fed and the elephants raising the big top. Activities will begin at 7:30 a.m., and the tent will be raised at 9 a.m. Guides will be furnished for school groups and anyone attending...
CASA announces training (03/25/10)
CASA of Northeast Arkansas is a non-profit organization that since 1997 has provided a voice for abused and neglected children. A CASA provides judges with carefully researched information about children who have become wards of the court, helping the court make a sound decision about the child's future. ...
Thayer finishes second in state (03/25/10)
Over the course of their last four post-season games, the Thayer Lady Bobcats had shown a remarkable knack for being able to shake off a slow start, or shrug off a sluggish period, letting neither thing keep them from victory. This was true against Hartville in the district finals, against Neelyville in the sectionals, against Meadow Heights in the quarterfinals and against Canton in the state semifinals. ...
Too much pressure (03/25/10)
Thayer's swarming defense paves way for trip to state finals
History-making trip! (03/25/10)
Lady Cats' first-ever trip to Columbia ends with second place in Class 2
Final four a Hawkins family affair (03/25/10)
He thought he had retired. Really, he did. After coaching the Thayer Bobcats basketball team for over two decades, Cliff Hawkins was ready to take a break from the grind of the endless nights and long hours involved with hoops, focusing on his role as golf coach and athletic director at Thayer High School...
No quit in this bunch of Lady Bobcats (03/25/10)
This group was not about to let a couple of early-season missteps dictate their ultimate fate. Not this group of Thayer Lady Bobcats. With two weeks of the 2009-10 season in the books, the Lady Bobcats' record was a less than impressive 3-2. However, when all was said and done with the 2009-10 season, that same group of Lady Cats sported a very impressive 28-4 mark...
Thayer finishes second in state (03/25/10)
Over the course of their last four post-season games, the Thayer Lady Bobcats had shown a remarkable knack for being able to shake off a slow start, or shrug off a sluggish period, letting neither thing keep them from victory. This was true against Hartville in the district finals, against Neelyville in the sectionals, against Meadow Heights in the quarterfinals and against Canton in the state semifinals. ...
5K run/walk on tap in Ash Flat (03/25/10)
The Women of Faith of the Church of Christ at Ash Flat are hosting a 5K run/walk on April 10 at 9:00 a.m., at the Ash Flat City Park. Pre-registration fee is $15 and must be received by April 1. Day of race registration fee will be $20. Registration will take place from 7:30 a.m. until 8:45 a.m. the day of the race...
17 deaths reported in 2009's boating accidents (03/25/10)
Seventeen people died in boating accidents in Arkansas last year, according to Capt. Stephanie Weatherington of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. Thirteen of them could be alive today if they had been wearing life jackets. The number of boating mishaps in 2009 was 96, up from 86 accidents in the previous year. In 2007, the state recorded 100 boating accidents...
Death Notices published week of March 25, 2010 (03/25/10)
Charles (Chuck) Barton Sr., 69, of Salem, Ark., died March 12, 2010. Instead of a traditional funeral there will be a "Celebration of Life Memorial" held on Chuck's 70th Birthday, Sunday, March 28, 2010, at Wally and Michelle Mettler's home located at 313 Fairway Dr., Horseshoe Bend, AR 72512 at 2:00 PM. Bring your favorite dish and beverage and help celebrate Chuck's life...
Death Notices published week of March 25, 2010 (03/25/10)
Charles (Chuck) Barton Sr., 69, of Salem, Ark., died March 12, 2010. Instead of a traditional funeral there will be a "Celebration of Life Memorial" held on Chuck's 70th Birthday, Sunday, March 28, 2010, at Wally and Michelle Mettler's home located at 313 Fairway Dr., Horseshoe Bend, AR 72512 at 2:00 PM. Bring your favorite dish and beverage and help celebrate Chuck's life...
Death Notices published week of March 25, 2010 (03/25/10)
Paul Pohler Jr., 81, of Highland, Ark., died Tuesday, March 16, 2010, at White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. Arrangements by the Heath Funeral Home, Oak Hill Chapel of Highland, Ark. John Stanton, 96, of Hardy, Ark., died Tuesday, March 16, 2010, at his home in Hardy. Arrangements by the Heath Funeral Home, Oak Hill Chapel of Highland, Ark...
Claire Amari Redd (03/25/10)
Adam H. Redd and Samantha N. Redd of Cherokee Village announce the birth of a daughter on March 15, 2010, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. The baby has been named Claire Amari Redd. She weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces. Grandparents are Ellis and Curtis Ellis, Christine Radish and Howard Redd...
Halle Jade Dotson (03/25/10)
Zach and Megan Dotson, Thomasville, are the parents of a baby girl, Halle Jade, born at 8:03 p.m. March 8 at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 6 pounds, 8-1/2 ounces and was 19-1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Jerry and Becky Granger, of Alton, and Kelly and Alesia, (no last name given), of Thomasville...
Tabitha Schree Woten (03/25/10)
Jacob Woten and Stephanie Clark, West Plains, are the parents of a baby girl, Tabitha Schree Woten, born at 1:30 a.m. March 14 at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and was 19-1/2 inches long. Her siblings are Breanna, 3 and Elizabeth, 1...
Claire Amari Redd (03/25/10)
Adam H. Redd and Samantha N. Redd of Cherokee Village announce the birth of a daughter on March 15, 2010, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. The baby has been named Claire Amari Redd. She weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces. Grandparents are Ellis and Curtis Ellis, Christine Radish and Howard Redd...
Halle Jade Dotson (03/25/10)
Zach and Megan Dotson, Thomasville, are the parents of a baby girl, Halle Jade, born at 8:03 p.m. March 8 at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 6 pounds, 8-1/2 ounces and was 19-1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Jerry and Becky Granger, of Alton, and Kelly and Alesia, (no last name given), of Thomasville...
Tabitha Schree Woten (03/25/10)
Jacob Woten and Stephanie Clark, West Plains, are the parents of a baby girl, Tabitha Schree Woten, born at 1:30 a.m. March 14 at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and was 19-1/2 inches long. Her siblings are Breanna, 3 and Elizabeth, 1...
Halle Jade Dotson (03/25/10)
Zach and Megan Dotson, Thomasville, are the parents of a baby girl, Halle Jade, born at 8:03 p.m. March 8 at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 6 pounds, 8-1/2 ounces and was 19-1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Jerry and Becky Granger, of Alton, and Kelly and Alesia, (no last name given), of Thomasville...
Tabitha Schree Woten (03/25/10)
Jacob Woten and Stephanie Clark, West Plains, are the parents of a baby girl, Tabitha Schree Woten, born at 1:30 a.m. March 14 at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and was 19-1/2 inches long. Her siblings are Breanna, 3 and Elizabeth, 1...
Thayer Police Report (03/25/10)
Gregory McLaughlin, 30, Thayer, Mo., was cited March 18 for burning rubbish. Randy Major, 39, Thayer, Mo., was arrested March 22 on charges of driving while suspended, failing to register and no insurance. Michael Scott Jones, 23, Falcon, Mo., was cited March 20 for exceeding the posted speed, 62/50...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (03/25/10)
John Carson, 53, of Salem, was arrested on Feb. 22, 2010, for theft of property. Carson was transferred from Fulton County Jail on March 15, to the Department of Corrections. Steven Russell, 45, of Mammoth Spring, was arrested on Feb. 25, on drug charges. Russell was released from Fulton County Jail on March 15, 2on a $35,000 bond...
Izard County Sheriff's Report (03/25/10)
Custody of Amanda Kay Branscum, 23, of Mountain View, was transferred March 7 to the Izard County Detention Facility. Sheriff Tate Lawrence said that Branscum is charged, along with her husband, Elmer Lewie Branscum, with theft of property. The theft involves that of taking guns from homes in Izard County. ...
Cherokee Village Police Report (03/25/10)
Glenn Gailbraith, 48, of Cherokee Village was arrested Feb. 25 for driver's license suspended for DWI an no proof of insurance. Terry Houlzhouser, 46, of Cherokee Village was cited March 5 on a Cherokee Village warrant for failure to pay fines. Victor Marin, 38, of Cherokee Village was cited March 6 for speeding...
Thayer Police Report (03/25/10)
Gregory McLaughlin, 30, Thayer, Mo., was cited March 18 for burning rubbish. Randy Major, 39, Thayer, Mo., was arrested March 22 on charges of driving while suspended, failing to register and no insurance. Michael Scott Jones, 23, Falcon, Mo., was cited March 20 for exceeding the posted speed, 62/50...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (03/25/10)
John Carson, 53, of Salem, was arrested on Feb. 22, 2010, for theft of property. Carson was transferred from Fulton County Jail on March 15, to the Department of Corrections. Steven Russell, 45, of Mammoth Spring, was arrested on Feb. 25, on drug charges. Russell was released from Fulton County Jail on March 15, 2on a $35,000 bond...
Izard County Sheriff's Report (03/25/10)
Custody of Amanda Kay Branscum, 23, of Mountain View, was transferred March 7 to the Izard County Detention Facility. Sheriff Tate Lawrence said that Branscum is charged, along with her husband, Elmer Lewie Branscum, with theft of property. The theft involves that of taking guns from homes in Izard County. ...
Cherokee Village Police Report (03/25/10)
Glenn Gailbraith, 48, of Cherokee Village was arrested Feb. 25 for driver's license suspended for DWI an no proof of insurance. Terry Houlzhouser, 46, of Cherokee Village was cited March 5 on a Cherokee Village warrant for failure to pay fines. Victor Marin, 38, of Cherokee Village was cited March 6 for speeding...