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Stories from Thursday, May 13, 2010

Hospital Board defends grant application (05/13/10)
The Fulton County Hospital Board of Governors met in regular session on Monday, April 26 and a hot topic of discussion was the energy block grant the hospital will be applying for. Chairman of the Board, Albert Roork, opened the floor to those residents who had attended the meeting and were concerned about the grant...
Two Salem residents charged with burglary and theft of property (05/13/10)
Fulton County Sheriff Walter Dillinger reports that Jeremy Niederbach and Amanda Comstock, both of Salem, were arrested on May 5 for residential burglary. According to the incident report, deputies were called to a residence by Michelle Tyler regarding the robbery of several items from her home, including a computer, Play Station and accessories, and a Honda four-wheeler, while she and a friend were gone from the property on May 4...
Accident on Squirrel Hill Road (05/13/10)
Photo by Tom Harris Several local high school students were in a vehicle which ran off the road and over turned on May 6 on Squirrel Hill Road near Salem. The teens received only minor scrapes and bruises. Driver distraction was cited as a possible cause for the accident...
Dixie Harris heads for the mountains (05/13/10)
Mention the name Dixie Harris to just about any organization in Salem, and people will begin to sing the praises of this hard-working volunteer who seems to have boundless energy and enthusiasm for getting things done. Recently, Harris made the decision to move to Washington state to be with her granddaughter, Memory, and her great-grandson Evan, making three generations under one roof...
Viola City Council discusses area road improvements (05/13/10)
The regular meeting of the Viola City Council took place on Thursday, April 29 at 6:30 p.m. The minutes and financial statements were approved as presented by the mayor. The mayor spoke about the improvements that have been made to Oak Street, including clearing brush, widening the roadway to 25 feet and laying down base chat gravel. Dennis Harber made a motion to approve paying the invoice for the work. Duane Barber seconded the motion, and the motion passed...
County Sports Complex selling engraved bricks as fundraiser (05/13/10)
The Fulton County Recreation Committee is selling engraved bricks as a fundraiser for the new Fulton County Sports Complex being built on Highway 9, just north of Fulton County Hospital. A one time donation of $50 for one brick, $45 each for two bricks or $40 each for three bricks or more will purchase an engraved brick to be displayed in a structure at the complex. Donors will receive a certificate commemorating their donation, and the gift recipient will also receive a certificate...
Carpenter steps up to plate for Lyon College (05/13/10)
There's no doubt that making the leap from playing high school baseball to taking the diamond as a college baseball player has the potential to be a pressure-packed and nerve-wracking affair for some. But dealing with stuff like that can't be a big deal for Cave City standout pitcher and outfielder, Dalton Carpenter...
Loyalty Day Celebration announces winners (05/13/10)
FC Hospital Board addresses concerns over energy grant (05/13/10)
The Fulton County Hospital Board of Governors met in regular session on Monday, April 26 and a hot topic of discussion was the energy block grant the hospital will be applying for. Chairman of the Board, Albert Roork, opened the floor to those residents who had attended the meeting and were concerned about the grant...
Hotline established to combat school violence (05/13/10)
A few key strokes and mouse clicks on your computer can help in the effort to reduce violence in Missouri schools. The Missouri School Violence Hotline Web site at http://schoolviolencehotline.com/ now includes "Report It!," an electronic form that makes it easy to submit e-mail reports about school violence...
Tips offered to save energy (05/13/10)
Summer heat is on the way, and some homeowners are already feeling the pinch of higher energy bills while they try to keep their homes cool. Keep your cool and keep energy costs down with a few easy tips to increase energy efficiency that take only a weekend or less to do. Make this summer your coolest ever and spend the money you save on summertime fun...
Armed robbery suspect apprehended (05/13/10)
Jonathan Lynn Horton, 27, of Cotter, Ark., was taken into custody at his place of employment around 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 6. Waiting until after the school busses had left the school with the children, approximately 18 officers from Baxter County, Ozark County and the Cotter Police Department surrounded the Cotter School and took the suspect into custody without incident. Horton was employed as a janitor at the school...
Dogwood Days Golf Tournament (05/13/10)
Photo by Steven Looney The 2010 Dogwood Days Golf Tournament at Thayer golf course hosted 15 teams and paid $1,200 in prizes for the winners of three flights and $700 in hole prize money. Winners in the first flight were: First -- T. and E. Eckman; Second -- B. ...
Hot Breakfast Fundraiser (05/13/10)
Photo by Steven W. Looney Mammoth Spring VFW Post #7831 Junior Ladies Auxiliary members were using their handmade signs to attract attention and drum up business for their breakfast fundraiser on Loyalty Day, May 1.
Thayer High School hires new principal (05/13/10)
Thayer High School will have a new face for the 2010-2011 school year. Michael Hess of Junction City, Kan., has accepted the high school principal position. Hess has a bachelor's of science degree in secondary science education from Kansas State University a masters of science degree in educational administration from Fort Hays State University and is in the process of finishing his dissertation for a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Kansas which he plans to complete in the fall 2010 semester.. ...
Navy airman earns ESWS and EAWS pennants (05/13/10)
Navy Airman Ryan A. Enlow, son of Samantha and Timothy Enlow of Alton, Mo., and his command, USS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77) homeported in Norfolk, Va., recently earned the honor to fly the Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist (ESWS) and Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist (EAWS) pennants...
Johnson announces candidacy for Oregon County Recorder (05/13/10)
Freda Johnson of Alton, Mo., has announced her candidacy on the Democratic ticket for Oregon County Recorder. "I am a local Oregon County country girl, born and raised at Alton, Mo. I graduated in 1971 from Alton High School. I am the daughter of Eathel Parrott and the late William Parrott. ...
Anna Olivia Welch (05/13/10)
Libby Welch, 2, is pleased to announce the birth of her sister, Anna Olivia. She was born Feb. 18, 2010 at 8:02 a.m. at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. She weighed 8 pounds, 12 ounces and was 20-1/4 inches long. Parents are Jeff and Kacy Welch of Little Rock. Grandparents are Lee and Betty Hoover of Fort Smith and John Ed and Linda Welch of Salem. Great-grandparents are Louise Welch of Salem and the late Bob Welch and Carmon and Jackie Brown of Henderson and the late Jim Moore...
Brown Signs National Police Officer Week Proclamation (05/13/10)
Photo/Tammy Curtis Sharp County Judge Larry Brown signed a proclamation May 6, stating that the week of May 9-15 to be observed as National Police Officer Week. Present for the signing were Jack and Tommie Richardson, parents of Sharp County officer Jeff "Treetop" Richardson, who was killed in the line of duty in 1993, his son Craig and grandson Dylan, along with Sharp County Sheriff Dale Weaver. ...
Dislocated Workers Task Force to host meetings at both win Rivers School campuses (05/13/10)
A planning meeting was held May 4 at the Williford and Ravenden Springs campuses of the Twin River's School District which is facing closure at the end of the school year. The meeting was conducted by the Governor's Dislocated Workers Task Force to coordinate the resources available in the area to assist communities and dislocated workers who will be affected by the upcoming closures...
Hardy City Council discusses summer lunch program (05/13/10)
"Because 85 percent of Hardy's population is below poverty level, the children qualify for this lunchtime meal that will be provided free of charge from June 5 -- July 30." Carolyn Groves, Hardy Recorder/Treasurer
Fishing Rodeo funds Elk's scholarship (05/13/10)
The Highland Elks Lodge 2539, hosted a Fishing Rodeo May 8 at Lake Thunderbird. The event was held to raise money for the Elk's Scholarship fund. Jack Lowe, chairman of the Elk's Foundation said sponsors for the second annual event included, not only the Elk's Lodge, but also Town and Country grocery store and Walmart of Ash Flat ...
Viers to fill term of Shelton (05/13/10)
During a May 6 meeting of the Cherokee Village City Council, council appointed former alderman Kent Viers to fill the term of Ward 2, Position 1. The vacancy was created after the resignation of former Cherokee Village Alderman Billie Shelton, Shelton was arrested in Fulton County and charged with rape on April 17...
Arkansas Game and Fish announces increased presence on river (05/13/10)
With the Memorial Day Holiday fast approaching, Wildlife Officers of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission are already making plans for this year's first major holiday. According to Lt. Steve Taylor, plans are in the making to bring in several Wildlife officers from other parts of the state to help in patrolling the popular Spring River in Fulton and Sharp counties during the Memorial Day weekend. ...
Kids Fishing Derby on tap at the Hatchery (05/13/10)
It's Kids Fishing Derby Time Again at the Jim Hinkle/Spring River State Fish Hatchery on June 12 in Mammoth Spring. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has a strong commitment to America's youth and is proud to celebrate National Fishing Week by sponsoring an unforgettable day of fishing fun for children on Saturday, June 12 at the Jim  Hinkle/Spring River State Fish Hatchery in Mammoth Spring. That is also free fishing weekend throughout the state -- no license or trout tags necessary...
Morris completes NAVY basic training (05/13/10)
Tamilyn R. Morris, a 1999 graduate of Highland High School, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. During the eight-week program, Morris completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness...
Burcham - Cox to wed (05/13/10)
Mr. and Mrs. Greg Cox of Hardy, Ark., announce the engagement and wedding of their daughter, Emily to Kolby Burcham, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sid Burcham of Wichita, Kan. The couple are both graduates of Ecclesia College in Springdale, Ark., where the ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 15 at 2 p.m...
Horns earn spot in finals (05/13/10)
The rainy weather that swept through the area pushed back the championship game, pitting Viola against Hillcrest, of the 1A Region 2 Baseball Tournament to May 11, after this issue of The News went to press. In the regional semi-finals May 8, Viola (26-4) dispatched Calico Rock by the score of 13-0 in five innings of play...
Viola continues to roll (05/13/10)
The Viola Lady Longhorns (25-6) punched their ticket to the 1A Region 2 Softball Tournament finals with an 11-1 win over Izard County May 8 at Viola City Park. Viola scored three times in the first, three times in the fourth and five times in the fifth...
Salem stopped by Marmaduke (05/13/10)
The Salem Greyhounds' baseball season ended with a 17-6 loss to Marmaduke May 7 in the 2A North Regional Baseball Tournament in Marked Tree. Marmaduke scored 11 runs in the final two frames to break open a tight contest. Salem was down 6-0 heading into the fifth inning, when the team from Fulton County crossed the plate six times to knot matters at 6-all...
Lady Katz reach title game (05/13/10)
The Melbourne Lady Bearkatz (20-4) advanced to the championship game of the 2A-2 District Tournament in Marked Tree with a 7-5 victory over the Cotter Lady Warriors May 8. Kenzi Gillihan recorded two hits for the Lady Katz. In opening-round action from the tourney, the Lady Bearkatz hammered Marmaduke 10-0...
Melbourne district tourney champs (05/13/10)
The Melbourne Lady Bearkatz, winners of the 2-2A Conference regular season title, added the district tournament crown to their collection with a 4-3 victory over Cedar Ridge May 5 in Walnut Ridge. The Lady Katz scored a pair of runs in the third and fifth innings to edge past the Lady T-Wolves...
Bears topped by Pirates (05/13/10)
Caleb Brown went three-for-four with a pair of ribbies, but the Mammoth Spring Bears saw their baseball season come to a close with a 9-6 loss to Calico Rock in opening action at the Class 1A Region 2 Baseball Tournament at the Cougar Sports Complex in Brockwell on May 7...
Cougars rally, fall to Hillcrest (05/13/10)
In the semi-final round of the 1A Region 2 Baseball Tournament May 8 at the Cougar Sports Complex in Brockwell, Izard County rallied late, but still fell to Hillcrest by the score of 9-7. The Screamin' Eagles held a 9-0 lead after five innings of play, only to see Izard County strike for six runs in the top of the seventh...
Lady Pirates edged by Hillcrest (05/13/10)
The Calico Rock Lady Pirates fell to Hillcrest 12-11 in the semis of the 1A Region 2 Softball Tournament May 8 at Viola City Park. Brandy Deloach had three hits, including a double, and an RBI for Calico Rock. Brooke McCurley added two hits, including a triple, while Mallory Brannon also hit safely for the Lady Pirates...
Bears stopped in regionals by Calico Rock (05/13/10)
Caleb Brown went three-for-four with a pair of ribbies, but the Mammoth Spring Bears saw their baseball season come to a close with a 9-6 loss to Calico Rock in opening action at the Class 1A Region 2 Baseball Tournament at the Cougar Sports Complex in Brockwell on May 7. Austin Lemonds also drove home two runs for the Bears, who were district tournament runners-up. Morgan Lamb had four RBIs for the Pirates...
Carpenter steps up to plate for Lyon College (05/13/10)
There's no doubt that making the leap from playing high school baseball to taking the diamond as a college baseball player has the potential to be a pressure-packed and nerve-wracking affair for some. But dealing with stuff like that can't be a big deal for Cave City standout pitcher and outfielder Dalton Carpenter...
Confidence a key club in Duncan's bag (05/13/10)
Lady Rebel All-State golfer picks Lyon as college of choice
Grizzlies ink new player (05/13/10)
Officials with the Missouri State University-West Plains Grizzly basketball team have signed their first new recruit for the 2010-2011 season. He is Jordan Clennon, a 6-1 combo guard from Brampton, Ontario, Canada. "We are happy to add Jordan to the Grizzly basketball family," Head Coach Yancey Walker said. "He gives us more depth and scoring punch at the guard spot. In addition, he comes from a good program that is used to winning."...
Hicks competes in Arkanas Junior Olympics (05/13/10)
Austin Hicks, an eighth grader at Calico Rock High School, competed in the 2010 Arkansas Junior Olympic Championship, a qualifier for the USA Shooting National Junior Olympic Shotgun Championship, held April 16-18 at the Remington Gun Club in Lonoke...
Opening night huge success at WPMS (05/13/10)
The first night at the new West Plains Speedway was a huge success, as new partner Dexter Frost prepared a Don Gibson signature track, while Doyle and the rest of the family and staff made everything click for the large crowd on May 8. There was much anticipation among the local fans as to how it might go with promotions of a few changes to the event and they were not disappointed...
Opening night huge success at WPMS (05/13/10)
The first night at the new West Plains Speedway was a huge success, as new partner Dexter Frost prepared a Don Gibson signature track, while Doyle and the rest of the family and staff made everything click for the large crowd on May 8. There was much anticipation among the local fans as to how it might go with promotions of a few changes to the event and they were not disappointed...
Kids Fishing Derby on tap at the Hatchery (05/13/10)
It's Kids Fishing Derby Time Again at the Jim Hinkle/Spring River State Fish Hatchery on June 12 in Mammoth Spring. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has a strong commitment to America's youth and is proud to celebrate National Fishing Week by sponsoring an unforgettable day of fishing fun for children on Saturday, June 12 at the Jim  Hinkle/Spring River State Fish Hatchery in Mammoth Spring. That is also free fishing weekend throughout the state -- no license or trout tags necessary...
Kids Fishing Derby on tap at the Hatchery (05/13/10)
It's Kids Fishing Derby Time Again at the Jim Hinkle/Spring River State Fish Hatchery on June 12 in Mammoth Spring. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has a strong commitment to America's youth and is proud to celebrate National Fishing Week by sponsoring an unforgettable day of fishing fun for children on Saturday, June 12 at the Jim  Hinkle/Spring River State Fish Hatchery in Mammoth Spring. That is also free fishing weekend throughout the state -- no license or trout tags necessary...
Death Notices published week of May 13, 2010 (05/13/10)
James (Buddy) Hobbs, 53, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., died May 4, 2010, in Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo. Arrangements by the Tri-County Funeral Home of Highland, Ark. Deborah Jean Harris, 51 of Salem, Ark., died May 4, 2010, in Springfield, Mo. Arrangements by the Clary Funeral Home, Mammoth Spring, Ark...
Death Notices published week of May 13, 2010 (05/13/10)
James (Buddy) Hobbs, 53, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., died May 4, 2010, in Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo. Arrangements by the Tri-County Funeral Home of Highland, Ark. Deborah Jean Harris, 51 of Salem, Ark., died May 4, 2010, in Springfield, Mo. Arrangements by the Clary Funeral Home, Mammoth Spring, Ark...
Death Notices published week of May 13, 2010 (05/13/10)
Betty Jo Clark, 80, died May 4, 2010, in Thayer, Mo. Arrangements under the direction of the Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer.
Anna Olivia Welch (05/13/10)
Libby Welch, 2, is pleased to announce the birth of her sister, Anna Olivia. She was born Feb. 18, 2010 at 8:02 a.m. at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. She weighed 8 pounds, 12 ounces and was 20-1/4 inches long. Parents are Jeff and Kacy Welch of Little Rock. Grandparents are Lee and Betty Hoover of Fort Smith and John Ed and Linda Welch of Salem. Great-grandparents are Louise Welch of Salem and the late Bob Welch and Carmon and Jackie Brown of Henderson and the late Jim Moore...
Hannah Marie O'Brien (05/13/10)
Jared and Janae O'Brien, Drury, are the parents of a baby girl, Hannah Marie, born at 12:35 p.m. May 3, 2010, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo. She weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce and was 20-1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Brian and Michelle Hopta, Drury, and Donald and Carol O'Brien, Thayer...
Tianna Kathleen Lundry (05/13/10)
Christina Hale, of Thayer, Mo., is the mother of a baby girl, Tianna Kathleen Lundry, born at 7:53 a.m. May 4, 2010, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo. She weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and was 20 inches long. Her sibling is Gabriel. Grandparents are Everett and Deborah Lundry, Thayer...
Hannah Marie O'Brien (05/13/10)
Jared and Janae O'Brien, Drury, are the parents of a baby girl, Hannah Marie, born at 12:35 p.m. May 3, 2010, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo. She weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce and was 20-1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Brian and Michelle Hopta, Drury, and Donald and Carol O'Brien, Thayer...
Tianna Kathleen Lundry (05/13/10)
Christina Hale, of Thayer, Mo., is the mother of a baby girl, Tianna Kathleen Lundry, born at 7:53 a.m. May 4, 2010, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo. She weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and was 20 inches long. Her sibling is Gabriel. Grandparents are Everett and Deborah Lundry, Thayer...
Clemmons -- Brown wed (05/13/10)
Amy Marie Clemmons and Darrell Wayne Brown were united in marriage at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 17, at the Shipwatch Surf and Yacht Club in Pensacola, Fla. Carl Newman, worship minister at Perdido Bay Baptist Church, officiated. The bride is the daughter of Melodie and Roger Clemmons of Horseshoe Bend. She is the granddaughter of L.G. Clemmons and the late Reba Clemmons of Texarkana and the late Mary and Dale Sorsby of Texarkana...
Bray -- Skaggs to wed (05/13/10)
Sonny and Connie Bray of Salem, Ark, are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming nuptials of their daughter, Haley, to Jeremy Skaggs of Lanton, Mo. Skaggs is the son of Rick Skaggs of Lanton and Avis Skaggs of Brandsville, Mo. Bray is a 2000 graduate of Salem High School and a 2005 graduate of Arkansas State University. She is employed as a special education teacher at West Plains High School...
Bray -- Skaggs to wed (05/13/10)
Sonny and Connie Bray of Salem, Ark, are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming nuptials of their daughter, Haley, to Jeremy Skaggs of Lanton, Mo. Skaggs is the son of Rick Skaggs of Lanton and Avis Skaggs of Brandsville, Mo. Bray is a 2000 graduate of Salem High School and a 2005 graduate of Arkansas State University. She is employed as a special education teacher at West Plains High School...
Clemmons -- Brown wed (05/13/10)
Amy Marie Clemmons and Darrell Wayne Brown were united in marriage at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 17, at the Shipwatch Surf and Yacht Club in Pensacola, Fla. Carl Newman, worship minister at Perdido Bay Baptist Church, officiated. The bride is the daughter of Melodie and Roger Clemmons of Horseshoe Bend. She is the granddaughter of L.G. Clemmons and the late Reba Clemmons of Texarkana and the late Mary and Dale Sorsby of Texarkana...
Tompkins - Watson to wed (05/13/10)
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...
Plapp's celebrate 60 years (05/13/10)
Edgar and Rosalie Plapp of Cherokee Village will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary May 14. The couple were married May 14, 1950, in Ceresco, Neb. Living in northern Illinois most of their married life, Edgar is a retired farmer and Rosalie is a homemaker...