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Stories from Wednesday, May 26, 2010

'Pill doctor's' license suspended (05/26/10)
A Fulton County doctor has once again had her license suspended for allegedly over-prescribing scheduled medications. On May 17, the Arkansas State Medical Board (ASMB) issued an emergency order of suspension regarding Dr. Denise Oldenberg's (aka Hollabaugh, Thormahlen) ability to practice medicine...
Twin Rivers teachers lose their jobs (05/26/10)
'Save Our Twin Rivers' files lawsuit against Arkansas Department of Education
Rabid skunks continue to be found in the Ozarks region (05/26/10)
Howell County Health Department officials have confirmed a ninth case of rabies within the county this year, just four miles west of West Plains. The rabid skunk had exposed the virus to three vaccinated dogs, which are now being kept in a 45-day quarantine...
Wilburn Brothers tribute slated (05/26/10)
This weekend, Hardy will celebrate the lives of the Wilburn Brothers, country music singers from the Hardy area who were members of the world famous Grand Ole Opry. The celebration will be held Saturday, May 29, at Loberg Park in Hardy with fun, food and entertainment...
Family endures second house fire in nine years (05/26/10)
The Chase family at 950 Indian Trails Road returned from a morning of shopping to find their home engulfed in smoke and flames. A concerned citizen who had been passing by saw the smoke and started to use a garden hose to try to hold back the flames...
Salem gearing up for 61st Homecoming Festival (05/26/10)
Grab the kids and come down to court square this weekend to enjoy two days of family-fun at the 61st annual Salem Homecoming Festival. Friday night gets off to a great start with the Fish Fry at the Salem Senior Center from 5p.m. to 7 p.m. Bring your appetite and your pocketbook to court square at 7:30 p.m. for the 4-H Apple Pie Auction, and stay for the Street Dance from 8-11 p.m. featuring the music of Casey Hall and Southern Born...
Movie shot in Thayer gets its big screen debut at film festival (05/26/10)
The new Warmac Films suspense-thriller "Silent Night," shot on location in Batesville, Ark., and Thayer, Mo., will make its big screen debut at the 4th Annual Little Rock Film Festival scheduled for June 2-6, 2010. "Silent Night" joins 100 films from around the world selected for award competitions and audience screenings during the five-day event, which is expected to draw more than 20,000 festival goers. ...
Late rally comes up short (05/26/10)
Back in title game for first time in six years, Lady Horns stopped by Armorel
Pervis Hall joins Grizzlies (05/26/10)
Officials with the Missouri State University-West Plains Grizzly basketball team have added another new recruit for the 2010-2011 season. He is Pervis Hall, a 6-5 forward from Elmhurst High School in Fort Wayne, Ind. "We are happy to add Pervis to the Grizzly basketball family," Head Coach Yancey Walker said. ...
Spring River seniors get softball season off to good start (05/26/10)
On May 13, the Spring River senior softball team traveled to Jonesboro for some action on the diamond. In game one with Jonesboro, it was a close game, with Spring River winning the game 12-9. There were some good defensive plays to stop Jonesboro rallys...
Rebel baseball camp on tap at Ash Flat Ball Park (05/26/10)
The Highland Rebel baseball team has scheduled a three-day baseball camp, set for June 1-3. The camp is for boys 8- to 13-years-old and will be held at the Ash Flat Ball Park from 9 a.m. until noon each day. Highland High School Head Baseball Coach Stan Maag is the director of the camp and he will be assisted by several former Highland Rebel players, many of whom currently play college baseball at Williams Baptist College...
Missouri streams ready for bass season (05/26/10)
The fourth Saturday in May marks the opening of catch-and-keep black bass season in Missouri Ozark streams for largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass. The Ozark-streams season runs from May 22 to Feb. 28, 2011. Black bass fishing and possession is open year 'round for impoundments and areas of the state other than the Ozarks. ...
Death Notices published week of May 26, 2010 (05/26/10)
Hugh Wade, 91, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Sunday, May 16, 2010, at White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. Arrangements by the Heath Funeral Home of Highland, Ark. Online registry at www.heathfuneralhome.net. Eula Marie Lewis, 74, of Salem, Ark., died May 22, 2010, at her home. Arrangements by the Cox-Blevins Chapel of Salem, Ark...
Hunter James Ruth (05/26/10)
Kevin Ruth and Mekeia Hurtado, Alton, Mo., are the parents of a baby boy, Hunter James Ruth, born at 8:40 a.m. May 6 at Ozarks Medical Center in West  Plains, Mo. He weighed 5 pounds, 6 1/2 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Bill and Rita Hurtado, Alton, and Robert and Sherri Carson, Mountain Home, Ark...
Ryleigh Jo Bragg (05/26/10)
Jamie Bragg, Mammoth Spring, Ark., and Kimberly LaBahn, Myrtle, Mo., are the parents of a baby girl, Ryleigh Jo Bragg, born at 3:10 p.m. May 7 at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo. She weighed 7 pounds, 4 1/2 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long...
Joshua Alexander Adams (05/26/10)
Jerry and Bonnie Adams, Alton, Mo., are the parents of a baby boy, Joshua Alexander, born at 8:17 a.m. May 10 at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo. He weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long. His sibling is Brooke, 5. Grandparents are Ben Cenatiempo, Dorsey, Ill.; Barb Cenatiempo, Dorsey, Ill.; Jay Adams, Mountain View; and Kay Adams, Mountain View...
Bradley Conner Luke (05/26/10)
Connie Bradley Luke and Ewell Gain Luke of Hardy, Ark., announce the birth of their son, Bradley Conner, born April 30, 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...
Drain ~ Eaglebear (05/26/10)
Parents of the groom and grandparents of the bride would like to invite you to the uniting of Jesse Eaglebear and Jenny Drain at Lanton Baptist Church on June 13, 2010, at 2 pm. A reception will follow. Parents of the groom are Randy and Maggie Eaglebear. Grandparents of the groom are Kenny and Ora Ingram...
Slusser ~ Forschler (05/26/10)
The families of Autumn Brooke Forschler, daughter of the late Tommy Max Forschler and Laurel Fitzpatrick of Thayer, Mo., and Cody Allen Slusser, son of Rick Slusser and Ann Beasley of Imboden, Ark., joyfully announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their children...
Kilgore -- Johnson set nuptials (05/26/10)
James and Mary Beth Kilgore of Hampton, Ark., announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Elizabeth Kilgore, to Thomas Johnson, son of Ricky and Kathy Johnson of Keiser, Ark. The wedding will be held at Victory Baptist Church in Hampton, Ark., on June 5 at 5 p.m. A reception will follow at River Woods in Camden, Ark. Friends and relatives are invited to attend...
Luebken -- English (05/26/10)
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Luebken and Mr. and Mrs. Bill English request the honor of your presence at the marriage of Sylvan Luebken 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...
Swindles' exchange vows (05/26/10)
Kole, Madi and Jimmy Swindle, Mattie Sharp and Riley and Ace Spangler announce the marriage of their parents, Jerry and Carrie Swindle. The couple united in marriage on April 27, in a private ceremony. Groom's parents are Jimmy and Jean Swindle of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., and the bride's parents are Scottie Corey of Hardy, Ark., Sherry Cummings of Port Richey, Fla., and the late Timothy Shroyer...