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Stories from Friday, April 30, 2010

Dog owners ask city council to revise ordinance (04/30/10)
The Salem City Council met in regular session on Thursday, April 22 at City Hall. Many dog owners who live within the Salem city limits addressed the council with concerns over the liability insurance requirements in the new city dog ordinance. "Me and mom tried to get liability insurance and several companies said they wouldn't do that," said Daniel Keller. ...
Keeping a promise (04/30/10)
Salem 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th graders attended a test day pep rally recently, where they were recognized for their outstanding 2009 test scores and encouraged to do their best during the 2010 testing sessions. Principal Turnbough kept a promise made to the students last year and had the number 1 engraved in the back of his head representing how the students finished among area elementary schools last year. Dena Barnett from Expressions Salon provided the hair cut...
New electronic sign installed at Salem High (04/30/10)
With the help of a small crane, the new Salem High School electronic sign took it's place out in front of the high school last Tuesday. The new sign will help keep the community up to date on sports and other events happening at the Salem schools.
Early voting begins May 3 (04/30/10)
If you're planning on being on vacation on May 18, when the general election takes place, then be sure to stop by the Fulton County Courthouse in Salem starting May 3 to cast your vote. Early voting begins at 8 a.m. on Monday the third and continues through Monday, May 17...
Rabies cases on the rise in the Ozark region (04/30/10)
A skunk found within the city limits of Dierks was confirmed rabid by the Arkansas Department of Health last week, bringing the total number so far for 2010 to 12 for the state. Four of those were in Howard County, where the total for all of last year was five, according to Susan Weinstein, DVM, State Public Health Veterinarian, who says that people need to be sure that their dogs and cats have been vaccinated...
Traffic stop in Salem nets two repeat offenders on charges (04/30/10)
According to an affidavit filed with the 16th Judicial Court, Johnathan Lee Hall, 28, of Viola and George Jason Krumsick, 38, of Gepp, were arrested April 16 by officers of the Salem Police Department and now face felony drug charges in district court...
New signs for Ghost Town (04/30/10)
Calico Rock's Peppersauce Ghost Town now has informational signs near most of the boarded up buildings and foundations. This sign describes Killian Brothers Feed Store. The 22 signs describe the wholesale grocery, bulk petroleum distributors, electric power and ice company, barbershop, movie theater and other businesses that were once the economic heart of this entire area. ...
Mushroom hunters warned to "be picky" when picking (04/30/10)
Mushroom hunters love gathering and eating tasty fungi, but you need to know what you're eating or an enjoyable outing could go disastrously wrong. Ken Gilberg knows the risks firsthand after eating the rare mushroom Tylopilus eximius on a camping trip in Maine. That meal sidelined him with vomiting and diarrhea instead of letting him enjoy his vacation...
Mullins graduates from basic training (04/30/10)
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...
Area youth win trip to Washington, D.C. from NAEC (04/30/10)
Beau McBride and Jessie Romine of Salem High School, Kristen Doty and Ryan Walker of Izard County Consolidated and Kayla Perkins of Hillcrest High School have won an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C., June 9-17. The trip is sponsored in part by North Arkansas Electric Cooperative and is part of the National Rural Electric Youth Tour...
Touring Mammoth Spring State Park (04/30/10)
The Department of Parks and Tourism Spring Familiarization Tour came to Mammoth Spring State Park last week. Each spring, the Parks Department sends its Welcome Center Employees on a regional tour to better acquaint them with the cities, businesses and attractions that they promote. ...
Alton welcomes new chief of police (04/30/10)
The city of Alton recently announced the hiring of Kevin Jotz as Chief of Police. Current Chief of Police, Rusty Warren, has resigned to take a position with Rutt and Strutt Outfitters. Jotz, 46, originally from New Jersey, served with the military police and worked with the Los Angeles Police Department for 14 years before moving to Oregon County in 2002...
Alton native wins the Powerball Jackpot (04/30/10)
A Missouri man who won a $258 million Powerball jackpot and plans to use some of the money to pay bills and take his children to Disney World says he hasn't decided yet if he'll quit his job at the convenience store where he bought the winning ticket...
Local woman convicted of embezzlement scheme (04/30/10)
Beth Phillips, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Thayer, Mo., woman pled guilty in federal court to a scheme to embezzle more than $742,000 from her former employer. Mary Elizabeth Hurtt, 58, of Thayer, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge James C. England April 19 to uttering a forged security and filing a false tax return...
New superintendent for Thayer Schools (04/30/10)
The current superintendent of the Dora Schools will be taking the reins at the Thayer School District on July 1. Don Chappell has previously been an agriculture teacher and a high school principal in the Cabool School District before taking his current post in Dora...
Thayer visitor center sets record breaking day (04/30/10)
The Thayer Area Chamber of Commerce announced that the Tourist Information Center and Railroad Museum established a new record on April 20, welcoming 55 visitors in one day. The center, located inside a retired Burlington Northern caboose, can be found on the west side of the McDonald's restaurant in Thayer...
Traffic stop in Salem nets two repeat offenders on charges (04/30/10)
According to an affidavit filed with the 16th Judicial Court, Johnathan Lee Hall, 28, of Viola and George Jason Krumsick, 38, of Gepp, were arrested April 16 by officers of the Salem Police Department and now face felony drug charges in district court...
Couch FFA member named State FFA Vice President (04/30/10)
Michelle Johnson of Doniphan, Mo., has been selected the 2010-2011 Area 16 State FFA Vice President. Johnson is a member of the Couch FFA Chapter. Johnson's advisor is Pam Proffitt-Rowland. Johnson's FFA Supervised Agricultural Experience Program consists of raising lambs to show and sell at the Ripley County Fair...
MS EAST lab students help spruce up historic church (04/30/10)
Amidst a bit of laughter and teamwork, students from Mammoth Spring High School's EAST Lab worked hard last week painting the bottom half of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, located on Main Street, with paint donated by the city. "EAST Lab students come up with projects that are ways to help the community," said student Wesley Coffey...
Rabies cases on the rise in the Ozark region (04/30/10)
A skunk found within the city limits of Dierks was confirmed rabid by the Arkansas Department of Health last week, bringing the total number so far for 2010 to 12 for the state. Four of those were in Howard County, where the total for all of last year was five, according to Susan Weinstein, DVM, State Public Health Veterinarian, who says that people need to be sure that their dogs and cats have been vaccinated...
Mushroom hunters warned to "be picky" (04/30/10)
Mushroom hunters love gathering and eating tasty fungi, but you need to know what you're eating or an enjoyable outing could go disastrously wrong. Ken Gilberg knows the risks firsthand after eating the rare mushroom Tylopilus eximius on a camping trip in Maine. That meal sidelined him with vomiting and diarrhea instead of letting him enjoy his vacation...
Johnston announces candidacy for Missouri House (04/30/10)
Chris Johnston from Alton, Mo., has announced that he will be seeking the Republican nomination for the Missouri House of Representatives. Johnston will make a run for the 153rd District seat in the August ,2010 primary election, a position that Mike Dethrow has filled since 2002. Dethrow is not running due to term limitations...
Mullins graduates basic training (04/30/10)
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...
Cougars lose pitcher's duel (04/30/10)
Miguel Hinojosa fanned 12 Screamin' Eagles, gave up just one hit, walked one Hillcrest batter and gave up no earned runs. But five Izard County errors became costly, helping the Screamin' Eagles to a 3-1 victory over the Cougars April 19 in Brockwell...
Lady Hounds drop Cotter (04/30/10)
Crossing the plate five times in the fifth inning, the Salem Lady Greyhounds edged past Cotter 9-7 April 19 in 2-2A softball action. The Lady Warriors held a 6-4 lead after four innings of play, before Salem made its move. Ashley Brooks was the winning pitcher, working seven innings and striking out eight...
Campbell throws no-no (04/30/10)
Kaydie Campbell tossed a no-hitter in the Izard County Lady Cougars' 10-0 shutout of Norfork April 20 at Brockwell. Kristen Doty paced Izard County at the plate with two hits and three ribbies. The Lady Cougars topped Mammoth Spring 13-1 April 22. Stephanie Shrable picked up the win in the circle for the Lady Cougars in their 12-point win...
Harmon takes game to Henderson State (04/30/10)
Four-time All-Stater from Izard County ready to hit the links as a Lady Reddie
Cave City to hold baseball camps (04/30/10)
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...
Kiwanis Tourney ready to tip at Highland High School (04/30/10)
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...
Cystic Fibrosis Benefit Buddy Bass Tourney turns 25 (04/30/10)
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...
Plans ready for seventh annual Tommy Bolt Memorial (04/30/10)
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...
Honeycutt selected to play for Team USA (04/30/10)
Shelbi Honeycutt has been given an opportunity few her age ever receive. Currently a junior at Siloam Springs, Honeycutt was one of 10 players recently selected to play for Team USA's Under 19 team this summer at the 2010 United World Games in Klagenfurt, Austria...
Caddyshack Classic set to tee (04/30/10)
Plans are in place for the annual West Plains Area Chamber of Commerce Caddyshack Classic Golf Tournament to be held May 7 at the West Plains Country Club. The three-person scramble begins with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. Chamber members, prospective members and guests will meet to enjoy an afternoon of golf, camaraderie and fun...
Cystic Fibrosis Benefit Buddy Bass Tourney turns 25 (04/30/10)
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...
Plans ready for seventh annual Tommy Bolt Memorial (04/30/10)
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...
Ten commandments for camping in bear country (04/30/10)
The Show-Me State is home to a small but growing black bear population. Female bears with cubs are an increasingly common sight here, and the average size of Missouri bears is increasing as young bears that come north across the Arkansas border and those born here mature. Most Missouri bear encounters are brief. However, hunger occasionally overrides this shyness...
Death Notices published week of April 29, 2010 (04/30/10)
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. Timothy C. Lininger, 60, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Tuesday, April 20, 2010, at Cherokee Village, Ark. Arrangements by the Tri-County Funeral home of Highland, Ark...
Death Notices published week of April 29, 2010 (04/30/10)
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. Timothy C. Lininger, 60, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Tuesday, April 20, 2010, at Cherokee Village, Ark. Arrangements by the Tri-County Funeral home of Highland, Ark...
Gabriel River Dayberry (04/30/10)
Derick and Kayla Dayberry are proud to announce the birth of their son, Gabriel River Dayberry. He was born April 9, 2010, at 6:06 p.m., weighing in at 6 lbs. 4 oz and 17 in long. He was welcomed home by his big sister, Jalynne Grace Dayberry. Grandparents are Rick and Reba Dayberry of Pleasant Grove, Linda Dayberry and Timothy Lee of Mtn. View, Billy and Lisa Steele of Fifty Six...
Gabriel River Dayberry (04/30/10)
Derick and Kayla Dayberry are proud to announce the birth of their son, Gabriel River Dayberry. He was born April 9, 2010, at 6:06 p.m., weighing in at 6 lbs. 4 oz and 17 in long. He was welcomed home by his big sister, Jalynne Grace Dayberry. Grandparents are Rick and Reba Dayberry of Pleasant Grove, Linda Dayberry and Timothy Lee of Mtn. View, Billy and Lisa Steele of Fifty Six...
Reigers' united in marriage (04/30/10)
Rachel Perkins of Knoxville, Tenn., daughter of Calvin and Debbie Perkins of Fayetteville, Tenn., and Alex Rieger of Knoxville, Tenn., son of Douglas and Gail Rieger of Maryville, Tenn., were united in marriage in a double ring ceremony on Dec. 19, 2009, at 2:30 p.m. at the Lodge at Gunter Hollow, Fayetteville, Tenn. A reception followed at the Lodge after the ceremonoy...
Thorn -- Bicker (04/30/10)
Eddie and Deborah Thorn of Lakeview, Ark., announce the engagement of their daughter, Sara Danielle Thorn to Jedidiah James Bicker, son of James and Linda Sue Bicker of Bexar, Ark. Wedding vows will be exchanged at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 26, 2010, at Byron Cumberland Presbyterian Chuch in Byron, Ark...
Cotter -- Phillips (04/30/10)
Mr. and Mrs. Gary Cotter of Viola, Ark., and Mr. and Mrs. Max Phillips of Prescott, Ark., announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Cayla Jo Cotter and Bryce Phillips. The bride is a graduate of the University of Central Arkansas in Conway and is now employed at U.S. ...
Dunn -- Humphries (04/30/10)
Jessica Dunn and B.J. Humphries, both of Jonesboro, Ark., announce their forthcoming marriage. The bride-elect is the daughter of Eddy and Cathy Dowdy of Paragould, Ark. She is a 2002 graduate of Paragould High School and a 2005 graduate of Arkansas Academy of Hair Design. She is employed by StarTek...
Reigers' united in marriage (04/30/10)
Rachel Perkins of Knoxville, Tenn., daughter of Calvin and Debbie Perkins of Fayetteville, Tenn., and Alex Rieger of Knoxville, Tenn., son of Douglas and Gail Rieger of Maryville, Tenn., were united in marriage in a double ring ceremony on Dec. 19, 2009, at 2:30 p.m. at the Lodge at Gunter Hollow, Fayetteville, Tenn. A reception followed at the Lodge after the ceremonoy...
Thorn -- Bicker (04/30/10)
Eddie and Deborah Thorn of Lakeview, Ark., announce the engagement of their daughter, Sara Danielle Thorn to Jedidiah James Bicker, son of James and Linda Sue Bicker of Bexar, Ark. Wedding vows will be exchanged at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 26, 2010, at Byron Cumberland Presbyterian Chuch in Byron, Ark...
Dunn -- Humphries (04/30/10)
Jessica Dunn and B.J. Humphries, both of Jonesboro, Ark., announce their forthcoming marriage. The bride-elect is the daughter of Eddy and Cathy Dowdy of Paragould, Ark. She is a 2002 graduate of Paragould High School and a 2005 graduate of Arkansas Academy of Hair Design. She is employed by StarTek...
Cotter -- Phillips (04/30/10)
Mr. and Mrs. Gary Cotter of Viola, Ark., and Mr. and Mrs. Max Phillips of Prescott, Ark., announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Cayla Jo Cotter and Bryce Phillips. The bride is a graduate of the University of Central Arkansas in Conway and is now employed at U.S. ...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (04/30/10)
David Kingston, 25, of Salem was arrested on March 2, for petition of revocation. Kingston was transferred from the Fulton Couty Jail to the Baxter County Jail on April 20. Billie Shelton, 45, of Cherokee Village was arrested on April 14 for rape. Shelton was released from Fulton County Jail on April 20 on a $150,000 bond...
Salem Police Department (04/30/10)
Jay McGee, 29, of Tuscumbia, Ala., was arrested on April 21 for DWI and refusal. McGee was released from the Fulton County Jail on April 21 on a $1,050 bond. Jessie McFarland, 34, of Viola was arrested on April 25 for DWI, careless driving and no seat belt. McFarland is being held in the Fulton County Jail in lieu of $1,115 bond...
Thayer Police Report (04/30/10)
Bryan E. Mullaney, 22, of Mountain Home was cited on April 24 for no insurance. William Edward Boothe, 23, of Bessemer, Ala., was cited April 26 for exceeding the posted speed. Benny Joe Leija, 31, of Hardy was arrested on April 25 for false reports. He was later released from the Thayer City Jail...
Oregon County Sheriff's Report (04/30/10)
James Paul West, 29, of Alton was arrested April 20 by the Alton Police Department on a misdemeanor warrant out of Sattler County for child support. West posted $3,500 bond and was released from the Oregon County Jail. His court date in Sattler County has been set for May 13...
Oregon County Sheriff's Report (04/30/10)
James Paul West, 29, of Alton was arrested April 20 by the Alton Police Department on a misdemeanor warrant out of Sattler County for child support. West posted $3,500 bond and was released from the Oregon County Jail. His court date in Sattler County has been set for May 13...
Thayer Police Report (04/30/10)
Bryan E. Mullaney, 22, of Mountain Home was cited on April 24 for no insurance. William Edward Boothe, 23, of Bessemer, Ala., was cited April 26 for exceeding the posted speed. Benny Joe Leija, 31, of Hardy was arrested on April 25 for false reports. He was later released from the Thayer City Jail...
Salem Police Department (04/30/10)
Jay McGee, 29, of Tuscumbia, Ala., was arrested on April 21 for DWI and refusal. McGee was released from the Fulton County Jail on April 21 on a $1,050 bond. Jessie McFarland, 34, of Viola was arrested on April 25 for DWI, careless driving and no seat belt. McFarland is being held in the Fulton County Jail in lieu of $1,115 bond...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (04/30/10)
David Kingston, 25, of Salem was arrested on March 2, for petition of revocation. Kingston was transferred from the Fulton County Jail to the Baxter County Jail on April 20. Billie Shelton, 45, of Cherokee Village was arrested on April 14 for rape. Shelton was released from Fulton County Jail on April 20 on a $150,000 bond...