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Stories from Thursday, April 29, 2010

Cherokee Village alderman resigns after rape charge (04/29/10)
Cherokee Village Mayor Lloyd Hefley announced April 9 that Billie Earl Shelton, Jr., 45, who served as an alderman for the city for Ward 2 Position 1 has resigned his position due to the rape charges filed against him in Fulton County. Hefley said his position will be filled until the end of his term by appointment...
Airport expansion could mean millions in revenue for Sharp County (04/29/10)
City Council met in their regular monthly session April 19 at Ash Flat City Hall. The topics of discussion included, among other things, the Sharp County Regional Airport Authority (SCRAA) proposed expansion and the possibility of the city donating money to help fund the upcoming air show sponsored by the airport...
Director of Main Street Arkansas speaks to chamber (04/29/10)
The Spring River Chamber of Commerce met at Deep Creek Catfish for their monthly meeting April 20. The guest speaker for the event was Cary Tyson, Director of the Main Street Arkansas' Historic Preservation Program in Little Rock. Tyson spoke to the crowd on the role historic districts play in the local economy. ...
Ash Flat thanks fourth graders for cleaning park (04/29/10)
Ash Flat Mayor Danny Traw would like to thank the Highland Middle School's fourth grade class for all the work they did on cleaning up the city park. Traw said the children did a wonderful job and he was so proud of their efforts. The children were at the park for a play day when they cleaned the park of trash and debris that had been scattered about...
H1N1 flu still poses a threat (04/29/10)
The H1N1 flu that sickened thousands of Missourians last fall still presents a potentially serious health threat, despite the public perception that the flu pandemic is over. While hospital emergency rooms are no longer being overwhelmed with flu patients, people are still becoming ill with the flu. So far this flu season, 28,461 Missourians have had the flu, about 42 times as many as last year. Nearly 66 percent of this year's flu patients were children younger than 14 years of age...
Spring arrives with a sneezy vengance (04/29/10)
The common complaint held about spring amongst a large portion of the population is invariably allergies. As the trees start to bloom and Mother Nature once again graces the area with rebirth and beautiful hues of green and bright vibrant flowers, so too comes the yellow pollen that has many wishing they could scratch their eyes out to get some relief from the itching and watery eyes and sneezing that are a price we pay for the transition from winter to spring...
Traffic stop yields mobile methamphetamine lab (04/29/10)
A traffic stop by a Highland police officer April 11, 2010 yielded four felony charges from a methamphetamine lab located in the trunk of the vehicle. After receiving a tip from Highland area constable Mike Oroz that a wanted suspect's vehicle was approaching, Highland officer Kyle Crawford stopped the vehicle known to be driven by Steven McMahill , 33, of Ash Flat. ...
ASU murder still under investigation (04/29/10)
An April 16 shooting on the campus of Arkansas State University in Jonesboro is still under investigation by the Arkansas State Police. The shooting occured in the early morning hours at Collegiate Park Apartments. The shooting victim is Michael Gilmore, 24, a senior from West Helena...
Hendrix named national Pitcher of the Week (04/29/10)
Former Lady Rebel standout goes 6-0, throws no-hitter for WBC
Vander Hort announces for constable position (04/29/10)
Luke Vander Hort of Highland has announced that he is running for the office of Constable for District 4 in Sharp County in the May Democratic primary. "I have served the last six years in the United States Marine Corps with combat in Falluja/Ramadi Iraq," he said. "I am a certified fire fighter/first responder and police officer, and have been for the last eight years. ...
Mullins graduates from basic training (04/29/10)
Army Pvt. Dustin D. Mullins has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission and received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies, Army history, core values and traditions, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, rifle marksmanship, weapons use, map reading and land navigation, foot marches, armed and unarmed combat, and field maneuvers and tactics...
Cave City to hold baseball camps (04/29/10)
The Caveman Baseball Camps are scheduled for May 1 on Cave City's baseball and softball fields and indoor baseball facility, Cave City Coach Jamie King announced recently. The first camp is for boys ages 7 to 10. It will begin at 9 a.m. and run through noon...
Patterson to play for UCA (04/29/10)
Cave City's Jarret Patterson, a 6'4", 300-pound offensive tackle for the Cavemen, recently accepted an invitation to walk-on at the University of Central Arkansas. Most colleges only invite 10 to 15 players to walk-on each year. A walk-on is an athlete that receives an academic scholarship initially and earns an athletic scholarship after a year in the program...
Kiwanis Tourney ready to tip at Highland High School (04/29/10)
The Cherokee Village Kiwanis Club has set May 8 for its fourth annual 3-on-3 basketball tournament at the Highland High School gymnasium. Tip time is slated for 8:30 a.m. Entry fee is $60 per team, or $15 per person. Sign-up deadline is May 1. Entry forms be my be obtained by calling Jason at 870-847-5571...
Plans ready for seventh annual Tommy Bolt Memorial (04/29/10)
Steve Thompson, the new tournament chairperson of the Tommy Bolt Memorial Golf Tournament, recently announced that the seventh edition of the annual event will be held June 26 at the South Golf Course in Cherokee Village. In addition to honoring the late, great Tommy Bolt, the tournament also serves as a fundraiser for Fountain Place...
Cystic Fibrosis Benefit Buddy Bass Tourney turns 25 (04/29/10)
The 25th annual Cystic Fibrosis Benefit Buddy Bass Tournament is scheduled for May 8 on Norfork Lake. Launch site will be the Lake Norfork Marina, east of Mountain Home on Highway 62 East. The Cystic Fibrosis Benefit Buddy Bass Tournament is the second-largest fishing tourney held on Lake Norfork each year. This year's tournament will pay 20 places, along with first big bass and second big bass...
Death Notices published week of April 28, 2010 (04/29/10)
Helen C. Arkes, 93, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Monday, April 19, 2010, at Eaglecrest Nursing Home, at Ash Flat, Ark. Arrangements by the Tri-County Funeral home of Highland, Ark. Thomas Huckbay, 32, of Omaha, Neb., died Thursday, April 15, 2010, at Cave City, Ark. Arrangements by the Tri-County Funeral home of Highland, Ark...
Mildred Webb to celebrate 100th birthday (04/29/10)
The family of Mildred Webb, longtime resident of Cherokee Village, invites her area family and friends to an open hosue in honor of her 100th birthday. It will be held Sunday, May 9 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the fellowship hall of Cherokee Village United Methodist Church, at the corner of Keno and Otter in Cherokee Village...
Sharp County Sheriff's Report (04/29/10)
Jonathan Creighton Crockett, 23, of Cave City was arrested April 11 for public intoxication and possession of a controlled substance, marijuana. Gary Lynn Craig, 61, of Mount Pleasant was arrested April 12 for drinking in public, no proof of insurance and no seat belt...
Cherokee Village Police Report (04/29/10)
Donna Duckworth, 41, of Cherokee Village was cited April 6 for animal at large. Chad Woolard, 30, of Cherokee Vilage was cited April 9 for driver's license suspended. Colton Wilson, 19, of Ash Flat was cited April 10 for careless and inattentive driving...