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Stories from Friday, May 21, 2010

Sharp County bans K-2 (05/21/10)
Synthetic marijuana compound now illegal in Sharp County
Foley beats Dillinger in Fulton County Sheriff's race (05/21/10)
It was quite a win for Kenneth "Buck" Foley, as he beat incumbent Walter Dillinger to become the new Fulton County Sheriff. The final votes tallied out to 1,510 for Foley and 969 for Dillinger. All results are unofficial until certified. In the Salem Mayor's race, Mayor Gary Clayton held on to beat opponent Max Jackson with 216 votes to 158...
Arkansas Game and Fish announces an increased presence on Spring River (05/21/10)
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. ...
New jobs may be coming to Salem (05/21/10)
The Quorum Court of Fulton County met in regular session on Monday, May 10, and the prospect of new jobs coming to Salem was on the agenda. "I've been working with a company over the last two months, trying to bring some industry into our area," said Fulton County Judge Charles Willett. ...
Thayer Police Report (05/21/10)
Morgan Bosley, 18, of Thayer was cited on May 12 for failing to register a motor vehicle. Larry G. Warren, 62, of Hardy was arrested May 13 for driving while suspended and improper registration. Bond was set at $325. Jeffrey Casper, 35, of Marion was cited May 16 for exceeding the posted speed limit (62/50)...
Fishing Adventure set for this weekend (05/21/10)
The Fulton County Conservation District and the Fulton County Farm Bureau, in cooperation with the City of Salem and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will be sponsoring the 9th annual Fulton County Fishing Adventure, to be held Saturday, May 22 at the City Park in Salem...
Salem NRCS office wins national volunteer award (05/21/10)
The USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) presented their Chief's Field Award to Kelly Shrable, district conservationist in the Salem Field Office in Fulton County, Arkansas, during a ceremony on April 25 in Washington D.C. The award, presented by NRCS Chief David White and National Volunteer Program Coordinator Michele Eginoire, recognizes the best volunteer program in an NRCS office nationwide. ...
Tourist Council speaks to Salem Chamber members (05/21/10)
The Salem Chamber of Commerce met at noon on Wednesday, April 28 and learned about the Ozark Heritage Trails project from representatives of the Ozark Gateway Tourist Council. Bob Pest and Cathy Drew shared a map of the Ozark Heritage Trails, and explained how they would assist in bringing tourists to our region...
Water Authority to extend service to Peace Valley Road (05/21/10)
Fulton County Water Authority will hold a public meeting for the purpose of extending rural water to residences located on Peace Valley Road, from Agnos Road east to the Izard County Line. All persons in this area as well as person's interested in rural water on Gilbreath Road are asked to attend this meeting which will be held at the Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church on Thursday, May 20th from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM...
Thayer Walmart undergoing an extensive remodel (05/21/10)
The Thayer Walmart, located at 333 E. Walnut, is in the midst of an extensive renovation. The store will receive a full remodel from the inside out and will soon represent the latest in Walmart's store design and customer experience. The new design is based on feedback from customers and will feature a clean, open and bright new look in the store with wider aisles, low-profile shelving, bright interior paint scheme and lighting and easy-to-read signage to help customers find the products they need.. ...
Arkansas Game and Fish announces an increased presence on Spring River (05/21/10)
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. ...
Council considers ordinance for rundown properties (05/21/10)
The Thayer City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, May 11. Before the meeting began, Mayor Rogers made it clear that this and all future council meetings would be handled a bit more business-like than the previous meeting in April which followed the hotly contested elections...
Ozark County family charged in grand jury indictment (05/21/10)
An Ozark County grand jury has indicted a family for burglaries and thefts that took place over several years according to authorities. Ozark County Sheriff Raymond Pace said the family has been burglarizing in the area for several years. The grand jury was in session on April 29 in Gainesville, Mo., at the Ozark County Courthouse. Six residents of Ozark County were charged with a total of 18 indictments following a two-month long investigation...
Click It or Ticket campaign starts up in Arkansas (05/21/10)
Don't forget to buckle up, day and night. The Arkansas State Police Highway Safety Office announced today that the Click It or Ticket campaign will return to play a critical role in the effort to keep people safe on our roads and highways during the Memorial Day holiday period. Over one hundred state and local law enforcement agencies will be working overtime May 24TH through June 6TH looking for seat belt law violators as part of the annual nationwide campaign...
Sheltered workshop receives donation (05/21/10)
The Oregon County Sheltered Workshop was the recipient of a donation from the employees of Alton Bank this past Thursday. Workshop secretary Shelia Brown said, "Bank employees do fundraising throughout the year and chose the Workshop to receive a donation, in honor of former county clerk, Gary Hennsley."...
Former Fulton County woman named Crime Victim Advocate of the Year (05/21/10)
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 Assistnce Association of Arkansas. A key part of the criinal justice system is making sure that crime victims have a say in what happens during the court process, and Boles has dedicated the last ten years to seeing that victims have a voice...
Sharp County bans K2 (05/21/10)
Following many dangerous incidents, including an auto accident that severely injured a driver, along with others believed to be credited to K-2, the Sharp County Quorum Court took a proactive step in combating the problem by passing an ordinance at their May 9 meeting...
Election Results (05/21/10)
It was quite a win for Kenneth "Buck" Foley, as he beat incumbent Walter Dillinger to become the new Fulton County Sheriff. The final votes tallied out to 1,510 for Foley and 969 for Dillinger. All results are unofficial until certified. In the Salem Mayor's race, Mayor Gary Clayton held on to beat opponent Max Jackson with 216 votes to 158...
"Save Our Twin Rivers School District" files lawsuit against ADE (05/21/10)
For such a small school district, Twin Rivers patrons have made a huge impact when facing closure by the Arkansas Department of Education. Various patrons of the school district in a group of nearly 900 called " Save Our Twin Rivers School District" have raised money to finance the lawsuit against the Arkansas Department of Education to help save their school district. ...
Flyers placed on mailboxes (05/21/10)
Complaints from area residents regarding political material being left on mailboxes during the night hours in the Hardy area has caused a lot of attention. The slanderous material was left on several boxes requesting voters not to vote for one female political candidate...
Clean water act discussed in letter to the editor (05/21/10)
In the 2008 General Election there was a question posed to the voters as to whether or not voters were For or Against a Bond issuance of a clean water act. Well, who would not be for funding an Act to assure clean water? 65 percent of the voters voted For this bond issuance. ...
Sharp County Quorum Court has full agenda (05/21/10)
The Sharp County Quorum Court had a full agenda and much discussion regarding hot topics in the community. They included the passage of a K2 ordinance and discussion over a possible ordinance regarding response to to Act 631/HB2339, an act that could allow the state to take water rights from private individuals. ...
Sharp County honors police officers (05/21/10)
The sun shined through as impending rain was in the forecast, creating a somber setting for a remembrance ceremony held May 14 to honor not only policemen during National Police Officer's week, but also Jeff Richardson, a Sharp County policeman who was killed in 1993 in the line of duty...
Liberty Days essay contest announces Highland winner (05/21/10)
Representatives with the Lion's Club and Liberty Bank presented savings bonds to winners of Liberty Days, an essay contest sponsored by the Lion's Club at Highland Middle School April 28. Lion Wally Schultz, past District Governor, began the presentation for the entire fifth grade at the school by posing various questions about the Liberty Dollar, including where the location of the words, "In God We Trust," on the gold coin. ...
Lady Bearkatz stopped by Foreman (05/21/10)
The Melbourne Lady Bearkatz were knocked out of the quarterfinals Class 2A State Softball Tournament with a 9-1 loss to the Foreman Lady Gators May 15 in Norphlet. The Lady Gators broke open a tie game after four innings with four runs in the fifth and four in the sixth...
Longhorns out-slugged by Trojans (05/21/10)
Viola kept pace for a while, but in the end, Kirby outscored the Longhorns 22-10 in the first round of the Class 1A State Baseball Tournament May 14 at Pine Bluff Regional Park. Kirby was up 13-4 in the top of the fifth, when Viola (27-5) responded with three runs in the bottom of the frame...
Taylor tops Cougs (05/21/10)
The Izard County Cougars saw their run in the Class 1A State Baseball Tournament end with a 15-5 loss to the hosts from Taylor May 14 in Pine Bluff. Taylor was up 2-1 when the Tigers busted open the close contest with seven runs in the fourth. Izard County fought back with four runs in the top of the fifth, but Taylor responded to the Cougars' challenge with four runs in the bottom of the frame...
Viola walks-off to final four (05/21/10)
They had to wait an extra day because of a rain-out, but it turns out the wait was well worth it. Thanks to a well-placed hit in the home-half of the seventh inning, the Viola Lady Longhorns punched their way to the Class 1A state semi-final round with a tight 3-2 victory over Weiner May 17 at Viola City Park...
Lady Cougars dropped by Armorel (05/21/10)
Scoring eight times in the second inning, the Armorel Lady Tigers pushed past the Izard County Lady Cougars 15-0 in four innings in the quarterfinals of the Class 1A State Softball Tournament May 17 at Viola City Park. Armorel's Holly Black was the winning pitcher, striking out five while walking one and allowing Izard County just three hits on the afternoon...
ASU adds Caraway to rebuilding mix (05/21/10)
The Arkansas State University (ASU) Red Wolves basketball team is undergoing a major renovation under the guidance of master craftsman John Brady. Taking over the program following Dickey Nutt's last season at ASU, a year in which the Red Wolves went 4-11 in Sun Belt Conference (SBC) play, Brady led the team to a 5-13 conference finish in his first year at the helm, followed by an 11-7 mark this past year. ...
Speedy Huff to become Red Wolf next fall (05/21/10)
The motto for the Salem Greyhounds' football team last season was "48 minutes ... 10 seconds at a time." Boiled down to its essence, that means play hard for the whole game by giving it your all on every play of the game. Perhaps no one embodied that motto better for the Hounds last year than Jason Huff...
Mills selected for Missouri Challenge Cup (05/21/10)
Thayer's Whitney Mills has been selected to play on the Southwest Missouri team in the annual Missouri Challenge Cup, scheduled May 28-29 in Columbia. This event is sponsored each year by the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association. The state of Missouri is broken up into eight regions and those teams compete against each other to determine which region is the best in the state...
Going out in style (05/21/10)
The Rebel Athletics Booster Club sponsored this year's Highland High School Sports Banquet, held May 3 at the Ash Flat Church of Christ. From left are: A.L. Hutson Scholar/Athletes Tommy Eagan and Kristina Langston, along with Mike Rogers Sportsmanship/Citizenship Award winner Donnie French...
Lady Rebels end track season with strong finish (05/21/10)
The Highland Lady Rebels used another successful showing at the 3-4A District Track Meet March 22 to punch their ticket to the Class 4A State Meet. Returning to the state meet for the fourth year in a row was senior sprinter Kristina Langston. At the district meet, she came in second in the 100-yard dash, second in the 200-yard dash and second in the 4X100-relay...
Hall homers, Lady Rebs fall in regionals to Heber Springs (05/21/10)
Haley Hall jacked an inside-the-park homer in the first inning of play, but that was not enough to keep the Highland Lady Rebels, runners-up in Class 4A the past two seasons, from suffering a 4-1 loss at the hands of Heber Springs in the 4A East Region Softball Tournament in Newport May 7...
Shaw, Strobbe scholarship winners (05/21/10)
The Eddie Wayne Thomas Jr. Memorial Athlethic Scholarship has been awarded to two winners this year -- Stephanie Shaw and Landon Strobbe. Stephanie Shaw is a senior from Highland High School. She is ranked number three in her class of 123. She participated in both girls' basketball and softball teams throughout high school...
ASU adds Caraway to rebuilding mix (05/21/10)
The Arkansas State University (ASU) Red Wolves basketball team is undergoing a major renovation under the guidance of master craftsman John Brady. Taking over the program following Dickey Nutt's last season at ASU, a year in which the Red Wolves went 4-11 in Sun Belt Conference (SBC) play, Brady led the team to a 5-13 conference finish in his first year at the helm, followed by an 11-7 mark this past year. ...
Grizzly Golf Classic set to tee (05/21/10)
Area golfers will want to get their gear in order so they can participate in the 15th annual Grizzly Golf Classic tournament June 11, at the West Plains Country Club. Sponsored by the Grizzly Booster Club, the three-person-scramble event will raise funds to support team travel, student-athlete recruitment and other vital needs of the basketball and volleyball programs, as well as the men's and women's club golf teams, at Missouri State University-West Plains, organizers said...
Fulton County Fishing Adventure on tap (05/21/10)
The Fulton County Conservation District and the Fulton County Farm Bureau, in cooperation with the City of Salem and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will be sponsoring the 9th annual Fulton County Fishing Adventure, to be held Saturday, May 22 at the City Park in Salem...
Salem duo second in Cystic Fibrosis Tourney (05/21/10)
Results are in from the 2010 annual Cystic Fibrosis Benefit Bass Tournament at Lake Norfork May 8 and some local anglers fished their way to near the top of the leaderboard. Salem's Casey and John Scribner caught 15.25 pounds of fish, good for second place and a $1,000 prize...
Fulton County Fishing Adventure on tap (05/21/10)
The Fulton County Conservation District and the Fulton County Farm Bureau, in cooperation with the city of Salem and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will be sponsoring the 9th annual Fulton County Fishing Adventure, to be held Saturday, May 22 at the City Park in Salem...
Salem duo second in Cystic Fibrosis Tourney (05/21/10)
Results are in from the 2010 annual Cystic Fibrosis Benefit Bass Tournament at Lake Norfork May 8 and some local anglers fished their way to near the top of the leaderboard. Salem's Casey and John Scribner caught 15.25 pounds of fish, good for second place and a $1,000 prize...
Women invited to MDC Discover Nature Summer Workshop in June (05/21/10)
The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites women to get hands-on outdoor skills training at its Discover Nature Women Summer Workshop, June 4-6, at the Windermere Conference Center in Roach, Missouri. The registration deadline is May 14. The workshop provides a safe and friendly environment where women experience hands-on outdoor skills training at the beginner level, taught by a team of longtime professionals. ...
Spring turkey harvest tops expectations (05/21/10)
Hunters made the most of the final week of Missouri's 21-day spring turkey season, shooting 8,263 birds. The last week's harvest boosted the regular-season tally to 42,254, an increase of 429 from last year. Top harvest counties for the regular season April 19 through May 9 were Franklin with 872, Texas with 755 and St. Clair with 701...
Tilapia stocking suspended (05/21/10)
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has decided to suspend the 2010 tilapia stocking program at Lake Hogue and Mallard Lake. The high cost of restocking tilapia into these public fishing lakes in northeast Arkansas is the reason for the decision. Program managers determined that to pound fish would cost from $1.75 to $2.32 each to continue the program this spring...
Salem duo second in Cystic Fibrosis Tourney (05/21/10)
Results are in from the 2010 annual Cystic Fibrosis Benefit Bass Tournament at Lake Norfork May 8 and some local anglers fished their way to near the top of the leaderboard. Salem's Casey and John Scribner caught 15.25 pounds of fish, good for second place and a $1,000 prize...
Death Notices published week of May 20, 2010 (05/21/10)
Arey Benjamin Deckard, 78, of Alton, Mo., died May 11, 2010, at his home. Arrangements by the Clary Funeral Home, Alton, Mo. 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 20, 2010 (05/21/10)
Arey Benjamin Deckard, 78, of Alton, Mo., died May 11, 2010, at his home. Arrangements by the Clary Funeral Home, Alton, Mo. 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 20, 2010 (05/21/10)
Sharl Whitaker, 32, of Cave City, Ark., died May 10, 2010, in Batesville, Ark. Arrangements by the Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City, Ark. Hoyt Shell, 78, of Evening Shade, Ark., died May 13, 2010, in Evening Shade, Ark. Arrangements by the Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City, Ark...
Macie Grace Goff (05/21/10)
Dusty, Jessica and Wyatt Goff of Sidney, Ark., are proud to announce the birth of a daughter and sister, Macie Grace Goff. She was born April 20, 2010 at White River Medical Center in Batesville. She weighed 6 pounds, 12.4 ounces and was 18-1/2 inches long...
Macie Grace Goff (05/21/10)
Dusty, Jessica and Wyatt Goff of Sidney, Ark., are proud to announce the birth of a daughter and sister, Macie Grace Goff. She was born April 20, 2010 at White River Medical Center in Batesville. She weighed 6 pounds, 12.4 ounces and was 18-1/2 inches long...
Bradley Conner Luke (05/21/10)
Connie Bradley Luke and Ewell Gain Luke of Hardy, Ark., announce the birth of their son, Bradley Conner, born April 20, 2010, at 8:13 a.m. at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He weighed 10 pounds, 1.9 ounce and was 20 inches long. His sister is Summer Olivia Luke...
Reed ~ Parnell (05/21/10)
The wedding of Laura Elizabeth Reed and Joshua Caleb Parnell will be held at the Thayer Church of Christ in Thayer, Mo., at 2 p.m. June 5, 2010. Laura is the daughter of John and Elizabeth Reed of Mammoth Spring. Joshua is the son of Mark and Carla Parnell of Mammoth Spring...
Shrable ~ Crow (05/21/10)
Tara Shrable and Brandon Crowe are pleased to announce their upcoming wedding. The ceremony will take place Saturday, June 19 at 4 p.m., in the evening at Mountain Home Baptist Church with a reception following in the fellowship hall. Tara is the daughter of Carl and Caunita (Connie) Shrable of Gepp, Ark...
Shrable ~ Crow (05/21/10)
Tara Shrable and Brandon Crowe are pleased to announce their upcoming wedding. The ceremony will take place Saturday, June 19 at 4 p.m., in the evening at Mountain Home Baptist Church with a reception following in the fellowship hall. Tara is the daughter of Carl and Caunita (Connie) Shrable of Gepp, Ark...
Reed ~ Parnell (05/21/10)
The wedding of Laura Elizabeth Reed and Joshua Caleb Parnell will be held at the Thayer Church of Christ in Thayer, Mo., at 2 p.m. June 5, 2010. Laura is the daughter of John and Elizabeth Reed of Mammoth Spring. Joshua is the son of Mark and Carla Parnell of Mammoth Spring...
Webken -- English to wed (05/21/10)
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Webken and Mr. and Mrs. Bill English request the honor of your presence at the marriage of Sylvan Webken to Carl English on Saturday June 19, 2010, at 2:30 p.m. in the afternoon at the North Golf Course Recreation Center, Cherokee Village, Ark...
Fosters to celebrate golden anniversary (05/21/10)
Eudell and Becky Foster of Viola, Ark., will be married 50 years on June 1, 2010. A reception will be held, in their honor, at the Boy Scout Camp dining hall in Viola on Sunday, May 23 from 4-6 p.m. The family would like to invite all friends and relatives to attend the celebration...
Fosters to celebrate golden anniversary (05/21/10)
Eudell and Becky Foster of Viola, Ark., will be married 50 years on June 1, 2010. A reception will be held, in their honor, at the Boy Scout Camp dining hall in Viola on Sunday, May 23 from 4-6 p.m. The family would like to invite all friends and relatives to attend the celebration...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (05/21/10)
Michael Pruitt, 35, of Ash Flat turned himself in on May 12 for rehab failure. Pruitt is being held in the Fulton County Jail without bond. Ryan Russell, 20, of Cherokee Village was arrested on May 12 for theft of property. Russell is being held in the Fulton County Jail in lieu of a $30,000 bond...
Salem Police Department (05/21/10)
George Krumsick, 39, of Gepp was arrested on April 16. Krumsick was transferred to the Department of Corrections on May 12. John Hall, 28, of Viola was arrested on April 16. Hall was transferred to the Department of Corrections on May 12. Dusty Reynolds, 23, of Salem was arrested on May 12 for assault of a family member. Reynolds is being held in the Fulton County Jail in lieu of a $15,000 bond...
Izard County Sheriff's Report (05/21/10)
Phillip Randal Bartlett, 22, of Yellville was arrested May 9 on a warrant charging him with burglary and theft of property. Bartlett appeared in Izard County Circuit Court and was sentenced to the Arkansas Department of Correction where he was transported May 10...
Thayer Police Report (05/21/10)
Morgan Bosley, 18, of Thayer was cited on May 12 for failing to register a motor vehicle. Larry G. Warren, 62, of Hardy was arrested May 13 for driving while suspended and improper registration. Bond was set at $325. Jeffrey Casper, 35, of Marion was cited May 16 for exceeding the posted speed limit (62/50)...
Izard County Sheriff's Report (05/21/10)
Phillip Randal Bartlett, 22, of Yellville was arrested May 9 on a warrant charging him with burglary and theft of property. Bartlett appeared in Izard County Circuit Court and was sentenced to the Arkansas Department of Correction where he was transported May 10...
Salem Police Department (05/21/10)
George Krumsick, 39, of Gepp was arrested on April 16. Krumsick was transferred to the Department of Corrections on May 12. John Hall, 28, of Viola was arrested on April 16. Hall was transferred to the Department of Corrections on May 12. Dusty Reynolds, 23, of Salem was arrested on May 12 for assault of a family member. Reynolds is being held in the Fulton County Jail in lieu of a $15,000 bond...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (05/21/10)
Michael Pruitt, 35, of Ash Flat turned himself in on May 12 for rehab failure. Pruitt is being held in the Fulton County Jail without bond. Ryan Russell, 20, of Cherokee Village was arrested Oon May 12 for theft of property. Russell is being held in the Fulton County Jail in lieu of a $30,000 bond...
Sharp County Sheriff's Report (05/21/10)
Kelly Inez Montgomery, 35, of Weed, Calif. was arrested May 7 on a bench warrant for a probation violation. Tosha Michelle Green, 26, of Pocahontas was arrested May 7 on a warrant for violation of the Arkansas Hot Check Law. Laura Kate Couch, 32, of Cherokee Village was arrested May 7 on a warrant for failure to appear...
Cherokee Village Police Report (05/21/10)
A juvenile, 12, was arrested April 28 for disorderly conduct. Mandy Swindle, 29, of Searcy was arrested April 29 on a White County warrant for hot checks. Timothy Polston, 22, of Sulphur Rock was arrested April 29 on a Lawrence County warranty for failure to pay...