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Stories from Wednesday, May 12, 2010

A new tower on the Salem Knob (05/12/10)
Photo by Niki de Soto If you look towards Salem Knob, you'll see a new tower silhouetted against the sky. Salem resident H.D. McCullough bought the 100 foot tower that was previously used by AT&T for transmitting long distance calls cross-country. McCullough hopes to lease the tower to cell phone companies...
Child abuse on the rise in our area (05/12/10)
On Sunday, May 2, at the First Baptist Church in Salem, a special presentation about child abuse was given by the Division of Children and Family Services, part of the Arkansas Department of Human Services. The growing problem of child abuse and neglect prompted this seminar, whose goal was to raise awareness of child abuse and neglect and help local residents understand the issue and learn ways to help...
Viola graduate awarded Top Crime Victim Advocate (05/12/10)
Kassie Boles, a former Fulton County resident and graduate of Viola High School, was recently named Crime Victim Advocate of the Year by the Crime Victims Assistance Association of Arkansas. A key part of the criminal justice system is making sure that crime victims have a say in what happens during the court process. Boles has dedicated the last ten years to seeing that victims have a voice...
Areawide Media receives grant (05/12/10)
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...
Area Senior Centers to hold special fundraiser this week (05/12/10)
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 (05/12/10)
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. ...
Seventh graders required to have TDap shot (05/12/10)
The Arkansas Department of Health is alerting parents that Arkansas children will be required to receive a Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis (Tdap or whooping cough) vaccine before entry into seventh grade per state regulations. Arkansas continues to see a high number of Pertussis cases around the state; therefore, the two-year minimum interval allowed within the Rules and Regulations Pertaining to Immunization Requirements is being followed...
24th Annual Dogwood Days Festival this weekend (05/12/10)
The Horseshoe Bend Area Chamber of Commerce is ready for the biggest and greatest Dogwood Days Festival in 24 years, happening this weekend, May 8 and 9. There will be over 90 events, exhibitors and vendors throughout the day. The day is starting off with a Kiwanis sponsored pancake breakfast at the Horseshoe Bend airport, from 8 a.m. ...
School Board recognizes FFA Teams' accomplishments (05/12/10)
The Salem School Board met in regular session on Monday, April 19. High school principal, Wayne Guiltner, informed the board that two of the FFA teams that competed at the Eastern District CDE competition at Arkansas State University on March 16 placed in the top ten and will advance to state competition...
Rural Izard County man arrested after sending obscene text messages (05/12/10)
According to the Baxter County Sheriff's Office, 43 year old Randy Luther Summers of Dolph was arrested on April 30 and charged with Harassment and Harassing Communications, both Class A misdemeanors. On Friday, April 23, the Baxter County Sheriff's Office received a complaint from a rural Mountain Home area woman who stated she had been receiving obscene text messages from an unknown male subject. ...