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Stories from Thursday, May 6, 2010

Alton man held after two police vehicles wrecked (05/06/10)
A complaint called into central dispatch on April 27 regarding a potential reckless driver on Highway 167 in Ash Flat, led to a large search by Sharp County deputies, the arrest of two individuals, two damaged police cars and an injured officer. A report provided by Sharp County Sheriff's department states that Sharp County Deputy Trint Milligan spotted the possible suspect vehicle in question. ...
Grants awarded to Alton classrooms (05/06/10)
The Alton R-4 Public School Foundation has awarded its first years grants from the earnings from the Cooper Endowed Fund. Total grants were just over $2,000. Both elementary and high school classrooms received grants. Among the junior high and high school classes that received grants were as follows:...
Area Senior Centers to hold dinner and auction fundraiser (05/06/10)
There was a full crowd at the Salem Senior Center on Friday, April 30, as County Judge Charles Willett signed a proclamation naming May as Older Americans Month. In conjunction with the proclamation, the Fulton County Senior Centers -- Mammoth Spring, Viola and Salem -- are combining forces for a huge fundraiser event to be held at the Salem center on Saturday, May 7, from 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m...
Tennessee man killed in Hardy wreck (05/06/10)
A Cordova, Tenn., man was killed in an one vehicle accident in the early morning hours of April 28 near Hardy. According to a report provided by the Arkansas State Police Troop 1, Brian Dewayne Walls, 31, was driving a 2007 Sterling tractor trailer truck south bound on U.S. ...
Carnahan awards grant to Oregon County for elections (05/06/10)
Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan today announced that her office has awarded a grant for $3,351 to Oregon County to support efforts to ensure fair, accurate and secure elections. The grants will be used to update voter lists. "Missouri's local elections officials do a great job providing quality customer service to every voter, and I am pleased to help provide the support and resources they need to do their jobs," Carnahan said. ...
Community prevention stressed during Arson Awareness Week (05/06/10)
National Arson Awareness Week 2010 is May 2-8,with this year's theme being "Community Arson Prevention." This year's goal is to focus attention on the devastating crime of arson and provide communities with tools and strategies to combat arson in their neighborhoods, businesses, schools and places of worship...
Thayer Class of 1970 Meeting on tap (05/06/10)
The Thayer High School class of 1970 is holding another organizational meeting for their 40th class reunion. The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 6, at 6 p.m. at the Riverbend Restaurant in Mammoth Spring, Ark. Any alumni from the class of 1970 are welcomed to attend and provide input for the planning of the event...
CC Highway construction underway (05/06/10)
The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) has announced work will begin work on a surface leveling project on Route CC in Howell and Ozark Counties next week. Contractor crews were scheduled to begin work on Monday, May 3, weather permitting...
Oregon County boasts highest rate of black bear sightings in the Ozarks (05/06/10)
What would you do if you rounded a bend in a trail and came face to face with a bear? The Missouri Department of Conservation has advice about what to do in that scenario and, even better, how to avoid it. Missouri is home to a small number of black bears, the only bear species found here. The statewide population is estimated at only 300 to 500 bears...
Hall announces candidacy for Oregon County Circuit Clerk (05/06/10)
Ronda Hall of Thayer has announced her candidacy on the Democratic ticket for Oregon County Circuit Clerk. She stated "Steve and I have been married 33 years and are both life-long Oregon County residents. We have one daughter, Amanda, and our son-in-law, David Jens and three step-granddaughters, Brooke, Tessa and Lorin. My parents are Roy and Ruby Fuller of Thayer and my in-laws are Leo and Mary Combs Hall and the late Jueldine Honeycutt Hall of Myrtle...
Airman Helming graduates basic training (05/06/10)
Air Force Airman Shawn B. Helming graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills...
Jaylen Grace Watson (05/06/10)
Duston and Amber Watson of Bull Shoals, Ark., are the parents of a baby girl, Jaylen Grace, born at 11:59 p.m. April 13, 2010, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo. She weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces and was 21 inches long. Grandparents are Floyd and Beth Brammett of Mountain View; Jimmie and Melissa Kasinger of Mountain Home, Ark.; Soapy Watson of Melbourne, Ark.; and Loressia Swiam of Cushman, Ark...
River Bend Park to finally get water (05/06/10)
Despite the dismal weather forecast, residents of River bend Park could be seen out and about and cleaning on many of the lots in the recreation area on April 30. The residents were undoubtedly elated to hear that after a year and a half without water, River bend Park in Hardy is finally going to get water to the residents who live or vacation in the park. The park sits just outside of Hardy along the banks of the Spring River. There are 1,100 lots in the huge camper park...
Early voting in progress (05/06/10)
The time has once again arrived for early voting. Many do not take advantage of this much less crowded voting arrangement. Early voting in Sharp County began Monday , May 3 at the Sharp County Clerk's office in the courthouse. The polls will open at 8 a.m. and be open until 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. This gives the public time to stop in after work and vote. Tommy Estes, Sharp County Clerk, said that the office will also be open for the public's convenience Saturday's from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m...
Longtime employee of Grapevine arrested on theft charges (05/06/10)
Following a complaint filed April 16 by Lori Carpenter, owner of the Grapevine Gift Shop in Ash Flat, long-time employee Michelle Sanders was arrested April 29 for theft. The Arkansas State Police in cooperation with the Sharp County Sheriff's Department began an investigation stemming from continuous revenue loss at the store...
Areawide Media receives grant (05/06/10)
Five Arkansas newspapers received grants to fund compensation for community reporters from the Arkansas Community Foundation (ARCF) Write for Arkansas initiative through a $252,000 matching grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Winners were chosen by an Arkansas Press Association committee...
Two police vehicles wrecked after chase (05/06/10)
A complaint called into central dispatch on April 27 regarding a potential wreckless driver on Highway 167 in Ash Flat, led to a large search by Sharp County deputies, the arrest of two individuals, two damaged police cars and an injured officer. A report provided by Sharp County Sheriff's Deparatment states that Sharp County Deputy Trint Milligan spotted the possible suspect vehicle in question. ...
Tennessee man killed in Hardy wreck (05/06/10)
A Cordova, Tenn., man was killed in an one vehicle accident in the early morning hours of April 28 near Hardy. According to a report provided by the Arkansas State Police Troop 1, Brian Dewayne Walls, 31, was driving a 2007 Sterling tractor trailer truck south bound on U.S. ...
State champion ... (05/06/10)
Photo/Sparks FAST FINISH: Highland's Brooke Messer ran to a first-place finish in the 1,600-meter race at the Class 4A State Track and Field Meet May 1 at Pocahontas.
Elks Lodge Deer Skin Program collects 589 for area veterans (05/06/10)
The Mountain Home Elks Lodge #1714 Deer Skin program has ended for the 2010 deer season. According to Dennis McAleese, chairperson for the Lodge, as well as being the National Elks Chairperson, 589 hides were collected from the generous deer hunters of the area, up 45-percent from a year ago. Over 1,512 hides were collected state-wide, which is a 255 percent increase over 2009...
Mahoney completes military basic training (05/06/10)
Marine Corps Pvt. John M. Mahoney, son of Pamela C. and Richard B. Mahoney of Hardy, Ark., recently completed 12 weeks of basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C. designed to challenge new Marine recruits both physically and mentally...
Bears drop pitcher's duel in finals (05/06/10)
In what was the very definition of a "pitcher's duel," the top-seeded Hillcrest Screamin' Eagles edged past the Mammoth Spring Bears 3-0 in the championship game of the 1A-2 East District Tournament April 29 at the Cougar Sports Complex in Brockwell...
Martin ready to hit ground running at Kansas Wesleyan (05/06/10)
Thayer's All-State linebacker takes game to Salina, Ks.
Bobcats top Redwings, fall to Couch Indians (05/06/10)
After a disappointing performance on the baseball diamond in an 11-0 loss to Cabool April 26, the Thayer Bobcats turned their game around the next day and hammered Eminence 15-2 April 27. Base hits, along with good base running from Adam Crase, Jared Foley and Derric Craig helped get the Bobcats out front early...
Miners wrap up month with spring game (05/06/10)
Missouri S&T wrapped up its spring football season April 30 with an intrasquad game and several players made big impressions as the white team came away with a 29-14 victory on a rainy evening at Allgood-Bailey Stadium. Chad Shockley, who missed much of the 2009 season with an injury, had 170 yards on nine receptions and caught two of the three touchdown passes thrown by redshirt freshman quarterback Trent Welbern...
Spring fishing means working with wind (05/06/10)
Just when things are getting right, extremely right, for hot and heavy spring fishing, the wind starts blowing. As sure as death and taxes, spring in Arkansas means wind. The best strategy is to get away from it. Get in a creek, and the banks will shelter you some or most of the time, suggest anglers with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission...
Death Notices published week of May 5, 2010 (05/06/10)
Janice (Harper) Houts, 68, of Thayer, Mo., died Tuesday, April 27, 2010, in Shady Oaks Healthcare in Thayer. Arrangements by the Carter Funeral Home Inc., of Thayer, Mo. Randall Love, 55, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Monday, April 26, 2010, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Ark. Arrangements by the Heath Funeral Home of Highland, Ark...
Death Notices published week of May 5, 2010 (05/06/10)
Robert Maurice Wilson, 72, died April 16, 2010. Arrangements by the Heath Funeral Home of Highland, Ark. www.heathfuneralhome.net. Caren Dorthea Anderson, 52, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died April 23, 2010, at her residence. Heath Funeral Home of Highland was in charge of arrangements. Online registry at www.heathfuneralhome.net...
Elijah Jacob Bond (05/06/10)
Anthony Bond and Vicki Gonzalez of Alton, Mo., are the parents of a baby boy, Elijah Jacob Bond, born at 3:30 p.m. April 17, 2010, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo. He weighed 7 pounds 1/2 ounce and was 19 1/2 inches long. His sibling is Jasiah...
Elijah Andrew Trantham (05/06/10)
Andrew and Amy Trantham of Alton, Mo., are the parents of a baby boy, Elijah Andrew, born at 1:24 p.m. April 24, 2010, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo. He weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and was 21 1/2 inches long. His sibling is Emma, 2. Grandparents are Lyndell and Nancy Huddleston of Rover, and Charles and Carolyn Trantham of Alton...
Pierce ~ Kelly (05/06/10)
Samantha Jean Pierce, daughter of Brad and Sonya Pierce of Mammoth Spring and Steven Kelly, son of Becky Bounds of Thayer, Mo., will be united in marriage Saturday, May 22, 2010, at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Mammoth Spring, Ark.
Reigers' united in marriage (05/06/10)
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 ceremony...
Tompkins and Watson set marriage date (05/06/10)
James and Mackie Tompkins of Ash Flat announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Lily Quinn Tompkins, to Stephen Edward Watson, son of Dan and Susan Watson of Walnut Ridge. The bride is the granddaughter of Catherine French of Ash Flat and the late Junior French and the late Mr. and Mrs. Herman Tompkins...
Crawford ~ Trivitt (05/06/10)
Gary and Shelley Crawford of Elizabeth, Ark., announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristen Crawford to Justin Trivitt, son of Jimmy Dale and Shari Trivitt of Howard's Ridge, Mo. The wedding vows will be exchanged at 3 p.m. May 16, 2010, at An Enchanting Evening Lodge in Roland, Ark...
Eckmans to celebrate 65th anniversary (05/06/10)
The family of Charles and Edna Eckman will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on Saturday, May 15 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the South Haven Baptist Church, 2353 South Campbell, Springfield, Mo. Friends and relatives are invited to celebrate with them. Omission of gifts is requested. Cards may be sent to the Eckmans at 1046 S. Fort, Springfield, Mo., 65807...
Izard County Sheriff's Report (05/06/10)
Matthew D. Palmer, 27, of Melbourne was arrested April 19 on a charge of violating Arkansas social hosts law. Palmer was released from the Izard County Detention Facility after posting bond in the amount of $500. Jeffery Shane McCullough, 18, of Melbourne was arrested April 19 on the charge of possessing alcohol by a minor. McCullough posted bond the same day in the amount of $605 and was released from the Izard County Detention Facility...
Oregon County Sheriff's Report (05/06/10)
Blake Eugene Willard, 28, of Alton was arrested May 2 on three warrants (failure to register a motor vehicle, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and speeding). He posted a $652 bond and has a court date of June 2nd. Crystal Dawn Doran, 21, of West Plains had a probation violation hearing in district court on April 23. ...
Thayer Police Report (05/06/10)
John Paul Cochran, 48, of Thayer was cited on April 27 for failure to wear a seatbelt. Jeremy F. Harris, 35, of Clod Water, Miss., was cited on April 29 for speeding. Talisa M. Obanion, 38, of West Plains was arrested April 29 on a felony warrant for possession of a controlled substance. Obanion is being held in the Thayer City Jail without bond...
Salem Police Department (05/06/10)
Daniel Rettew, 32, of Salem was arrested on March 27 for violation of a protection order. Rettew was released from the Fulton County Jail on April 28 on a judges order. Jessie McFarland, 34, of Viola was arrested April 25 for DWI, careless driving and no seatbelt. McFarland was released from the Fulton County Jail on April 26 on a $1,115 bond...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (05/06/10)
James Patterson, 41, of Salem was arrested on March 12 on warrants for theft of property and possession of a controlled substance. Patterson was released from Fulton County Jail on April 30 on a $50,000 bond. Sharla Kay French Hall, 28, of Viola was arrested April 11 on a warrant for 17 counts of forgery. French was transferred from Sharp County Jail to the Department of Corrections on April 26...
Cherokee Village Police Report (05/06/10)
Jason Evans, 39, of Highland was cited April 22 for littering, no proof of insurance and operating with faulty equipment. Corey Randall, 21, of Luxora was cited April 23 for driver's license suspended. Rusty Baney, 25, of Oklahoma was cited April 23 for no proof of insurance and failure to pay registration...