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Stories from Thursday, August 12, 2010

Fire on Moko Lane (08/12/10)
An afternoon fire on Saturday, Aug. 7, caused major damage to a home on Moko Lane in Salem. Owner Matthew Shaw was mowing his lawn when he spotted smoke coming from an enclosed rear porch. The fire spread to an attached room inside the house before the Salem Fire Department was able to get the fire under control...
Construction begins on passing lanes (08/12/10)
Richard Irby Staff Writer It was proposed and discussed for years and construction has been underway for months. And months. "Continual inconvenience," is how one Izard County resident describes it. But a new section of roadway is finally close to opening, part of a $10 million project to improve safety on Highway 9 between Melbourne and Brockwell...
Walking park in possible future (08/12/10)
A little unnoticed piece of city-owned land along Highway 62/412 at the east edge of Salem may one day attract a stream of regular visitors. Last week, bull dozers, backhoes and graders were busy clearing a portion of the property, which is located between Awl Electric and the First Baptist Church on Highway 62 east...
New doctor joins Fulton County Hospital (08/12/10)
Niki de Soto Staff Writer Dr. Ahmad Saab has joined the staff at Fulton County Hospital and as of Aug. 1 is accepting new patients at the North Arkansas Family Clinic. Dr. Saab and his wife Hala recently moved to Salem from Temeculah, Calif. They have three grown children and a shepherd mix dog named Duke...
Retired 4-Star General named to Army Ranger Hall of Fame (08/12/10)
Niki de Soto Staff Writer In the proud fighting force that is the United States Army, the Army Rangers are among the proudest and toughest of them all. Recently, a retired four-star general living in Oregon County joined the ranks of the elite few chosen to enter the Rangers Hall of Fame...
Supplying the children of our community for back-to-school (08/12/10)
Tammy Curtis Staff Writer The smell of crayons and glue will soon overpower the scent of fresh floor wax as area schools prepare for back to school. Yet again, residents of Sharp County opened their hearts and pocketbooks to support a worthy cause, helping families with the cost of school supplies...
It's Back to School Time (08/12/10)
Tammy Curtis Staff Write The events that let us know it is time to kiss summer vacation farewell and head back to school are happening all over the area. Football and band practice fields are bustling with students; churches and organizations are planning events to help with back to school expenses; and the halls of the schools are sparkling with coats of new wax...
Cougars start golf season with hot streak (08/12/10)
A couple of days after claiming the second annual Cougar Classic championship, the Izard County Cougars took top honors in the White River Water Carnival High School Invitational in Batesville Aug. 6. Izard County shot 257 as a team for the best score in the seven-team field...
Results announced from Greyhound Classic (08/12/10)
The 19th annual Greyhound Classic Golf Tournament was held Aug. 7 at The Course on Turkey Mountain in Horseshoe Bend. Results were: Championship Flight 1st: Cody Knight/Paul Franyas -- 60; 2nd: Larry Ballinger/Jim Haney -- 60; 3rd: Billy Jarrett/Willie Jarrett -- 60...
Thayer II unstoppable on diamond (08/12/10)
The boys of Thayer II had an amazing season with a 10-1 record, which would be good enough to finish in a tie for first place in the 6- to 8-year-old boys' division of the West Plains Parks and Recreation baseball program. But Thayer II accomplishments are really astounding when you look at the ages of the players: one 8-year-old, four 7-year-olds, five 6-year-olds and one 4-year-old player. That would mean over one-half of the team could be playing T-ball...
Arkansas Xtreme win World Series title (08/12/10)
The Arkansas Xtreme baseball team won the 12AA World Series championship in Knoxville, Tenn., July 12-18. The Xtreme played 10 games throughout the week, finishing with a tournament record 9-1. The Xtreme were 8-0 through the finals of the winners bracket and played the Conway Cats in the finals. The Cats won the first game and forced a final game, which the Xtreme won 8-7...
Cooper starts golf season off with medalist honors (08/12/10)
Lady Rebel golfer Bobbi Jo Cooper came away with medalist honors in the second annual Cougar Classic Aug. 4 at The Course on Turkey Mountain in Horseshoe Bend. Cooper carded a two-day total of 166, 24 strokes better than the rest of the girls' field...
MDC to hold open house meetings on elk restoration (08/12/10)
As part of its efforts to obtain public input regarding potential elk restoration in a limited area of Carter, Reynolds and Shannon counties, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will hold the following "open house" meetings for the public to get information and to share comments:...
Death notices for the week of August 12, 2010 (08/12/10)
Evelie Marie Kraft, 77, of Mountain Home, Ark., formerly of Ash Flat, Ark., died Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010, at Ozarks Hospice House in Mountain Home, Ark. arrangements by the Twin Lakes Cremation Society and Funeral Home of Mountain Home. Helen Louise Mooney, 82, of Glencoe, Ark., died Aug. 6, 2010, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. Arrangements by the Cox-Blevins Funeral Home of Salem, Ark...
Jake Owen Arnold (08/12/10)
Jason and Tina Arnold of Couch, Mo., are the parents of a baby boy, Jake Owen, born at 1:44 a.m. July 31 at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo. He weighed 7 pounds, 6-1/2 ounces and was 19-1/2 inches long. His sibling is Keera, 2. Grandparents are Junior and Donna Roberts of Couch, and Ricky and Rhonda Arnold of Myrtle, Mo...
Jessi Leigh Carney (08/12/10)
Joseph Carney and Heather Havens of Thayer are the parents of a baby girl, Jessi Leigh Carney, born at 4:47 p.m. July 27, 2010 at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo. She weighed 7 pounds, 6-1/2 ounces and was 19-1/2 inches long. Her sibling is Caleb, 1...
Cotter-Franks (08/12/10)
Butch and Becky Cotter of Viola, Ark., announce the marriage of their daughter, Erica Renea Cotter, to Jeremiah James Franks. The bride is a 1999 graduate of Viola High School and a 2005 graduate of the University of Central Arkansas. The groom is a 2000 graduate of Southside High School in Batesville, Ark., and a 2002 graduate of Tulsa School of Welding. He is the son of Jimmy Franks and the late Sandra Franks...
Ellis -- Steen (08/12/10)
Patrick Ray Steen and Toni Lynn Ellis announce their upcoming wedding on Aug. 28, 2010, at 2 p.m. at the Steen's home on River Road. A reception will follow at the Highland Elks Lodge.
Van Aalsburgs celebrate 25th Anniversary (08/12/10)
Bruce and VaNessa Van Aalsburg of Hardy, recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary. They were united in marriage Aug. 3, 1985 in Batesville, Ark. Bruce is the son of Marvin and Barbara Van Aalsburg of Cherokee Village and is a Damage Prevention Specialist with ARKUPS, Inc. ...
Horseshoe Bend Police Department (08/12/10)
Kevin Buck, 43, of Horseshoe Bend was arrested and charged with public intoxication, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest on July 26. The arrest took place after officers received a report of a disturbance at the Horseshoe Bend Apartments. Lt. Carl Boles and Patrolman Ben Kittrell were the arresting officers...
Thayer Police Department (08/12/10)
On Thursday, Aug. 5, the Thayer Police Department assisted by the Oregon County Sheriff's Office, arrested three male subjects for attempted manufacture of methamphetamine. According to Thayer Police Chief David Bailey, following a lengthy investigation, members of the Thayer Police Department arrived at 418 Spruce Street and located an active meth lab inside the residence...
Izard County Sheriff's Report (08/12/10)
The Izard County Sheriff's Department continues to recover stolen property following the initial arrests of Chase Hussang, 18, of Hardy and a seventeen year old Melbourne juvenile. Hussang was previously charged with breaking and entering and three counts of theft while the juvenile was previously charged with breaking and entering and two counts of theft in Izard County and other theft related charges in Sharp County. ...
Salem Police Department (08/12/10)
Thomas Smith, 18, of Salem was arrested on Aug. 4 on felony warrants. Smith was released Aug. 7 on $10,000 bond. Kevin Quinton, 40, of Salem was arrested on Aug. 5 for Public Intoxication. Quinton was released on Aug. 6 on $260 bond. Scott Smith, 39, of Salem was arrested on Aug. 6 for Possession of a Controlled Substance (two counts) and a Baxter County Warrant for Failure to Appear. Smith is being held in the Fulton County Jail in lieu of $720 bond and transfer to Baxter County...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (08/12/10)
Richard Pagington, 72, of Glencoe was arrested on Aug. 3 for Manufacture of a Controlled Substance (marijuana). Pagington was released Aug. 3 on $25,000 bond. Sherri Hobbs, 45, of Horseshoe Bend was arrested on Aug. 3 for Failure to Pay Fines for DWI (drugs) and Possession of Instrument of Crime. Hobbs was released Aug. 3 on $1,310 bond...
Oregon County Sheriff's Report (08/12/10)
A minor, 17, of Alton was arrested on Aug. 6 on felony charges of first degree burglary and tampering with a motor vehicle. The minor is being held in the Oregon County Jail in lieu of a $25,000 bond. Thomas Henry Wahl, 45, of Alton was arrested Aug. 5 by the Alton Police Department on a warrant for disorderly conduct. Wahl is being held in the Oregon County Jail in lieu of a $500 bond...