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Stories from Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Richard T. Gordon Murder Trial to continue as scheduled (08/18/10)
The trial of a Viola man accused of murder will be held next month in Salem, as scheduled. That was the ruling of Circuit Judge Tim Weaver during a Monday, Aug. 16 hearing. Richard Gordon, 61, was arrested in September of 2009 in connection with the shooting death of his neighbor, Joseph Clifton...
Faces & Places - Take a 'mini vacation' in beautiful Oregon County (08/18/10)
Oregon County is home to some beautiful scenery, including several places that are perfect for a mini-vacation or a weekend outing with friends and family. Grand Gulf State Park Grand Gulf State Park is located four miles south of Koshkonong and six miles west of Thayer...
Group discusses hospital and ambulance issues (08/18/10)
It seems after a meeting Aug. 10 at Highland City Hall regarding issues related to constructing a new hospital and financial distress of the ambulance service, more questions were brought to light than answered. Sharp County Judge Larry Brown, Ash Flat Mayor Danny Traw and Cherokee Village Mayor Lloyd Hefley met with Grace Richardson and Jeff Graefe with Spring River Paramedic Ambulance Service...
Wet/Dry Issue misses deadline (08/18/10)
After two years of volunteering her time to collect over 5,000 signatures to get the wet/dry issue on the ballot for the 2010 General Election, Ruth Reynolds is undoubtedly disappointed after discovering Aug. 12 the group Save Energy Reap Taxes (SERT) had missed the filing deadline...
Grader vandalized -- Reward offered (08/18/10)
Fulton County Judge Charles Willett is angry and wants someone to pay for more than $3,000 worth of damage to a road department grader. About 4 a.m., Aug. 11, residents of Sycamore Creek Circle, in the Mammoth Spring area, heard shots being fired. After daylight, they discovered a Fulton County road grader had been sprayed with bullets...
Viola men head to trial (08/18/10)
Two men involved in a June 7 shooting incident in Viola face October trial dates and neither is happy about it. Rodney Kankey, 49, who is charged with the illegal possession of a firearm, appeared at an Aug. 11 District Court hearing. Steve Henderson, 26, of Yellville, who was shot during a confrontation with Kankey, is charged with public intoxication, disorderly conduct and possession of tear gas. He pleaded not guilty during the court hearing...
Three arrested in drug bust at Salem (08/18/10)
On Monday, Aug. 9 officers with the state police and the 16th Judicial Task Force were following up on information they had received and were walking along an electrical power line right of way when they discovered several suspected marijuana plants ranging in height from four to six feet...
Woman on probation arrested in drug bust (08/18/10)
A Mammoth Spring woman has been charged with multiple felonies and a misdemeanor following a drug bust on Tate Street on Sunday, Aug. 8. Over the last several months, the 16th Judicial Task Force had been receiving information from both the Mammoth Spring and Thayer Police Departments regarding suspected drug activity at the home of Judith Warren on Tate Street in Mammoth Spring...
Oregon County 4-H holds year end program (08/18/10)
The Oregon County 4-H clubs all came out on Friday, Aug. 13 to celebrate their accomplishments for the year and receive recognition for the projects they participated in. Members from the Go-ATS club, the Alton Comets club and the Thayer Bobcats club gathered together in Alton's Multi-Purpose building for an evening of potluck dishes and speeches from several of the students...
Double features, double excitement at WPMS (08/18/10)
Double features made for extra excitement Aug. 7 at the new West Plains Motor Speedway, and the evening ended with the first Kamakazi Race. Chuck Russell, in a front wheel drive, was the first winner. Results from the delayed night of racing on July 24 were: In the Hobbys, John Stiner and Chuck Russell of West Plains, Brock Frost of Birch Tree and Ben Piper of West Plains...
Ozarka Foundation Golf Scramble set (08/18/10)
The Ozarka College Foundation Board of Directors recently announced that its annual benefit golf scramble will be held on Sept. 18. at Cooper's Hawk Golf Club in Melbourne. First National Banking Company serves as the major corporate sponsor again this year...
Legends set to return to Horseshoe Bend (08/18/10)
Third annual Horseshoe Bend Invitational starts Sept. 18
Chuck Dennis Memorial ready to tee (08/18/10)
The Chuck Dennis Memorial classic is set for Aug. 21 at The Course on Turkey Mountain in Horseshoe Bend. The entry fee is $45 per person and the total is $180 for a four-person team. Registration and free coffee and doughnuts start at 7 a.m., with a shotgun start to follow at 8 a.m...
Death Notices for the week of August 19, 2010 (08/18/10)
Donald E. Walz, 77, of Cherokee Village, Ark., formerly of Milwaukee, Wis., died Aug. 5, 2010. Arrangements by Heath Funeral Home of Hardy. George Edmond Finley, 90, of Salem, Ark., died Aug. 10, 2010 in Salem, Ark. Arrangements by the Barker Funeral Home in Salem, Ark...
Deckard -- Garrison (08/18/10)
Russell and Cathy Deckard of Thayer announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their son, Matthew Bryan Deckard, to Mahalie Lynn Garrison, daughter of Ronnie and Marilyn Garrison. Friends and family are invited to attend a reception held in their honor at the Thayer Free Will Baptist Church, on Sept. 11, 2010, at 6:30 p.m. The wedding will take place at the Temple FWB Church in Darlington, S. C., at 2 p.m., on Sept. 4, 2010...
Evelyn Burton celebrates her 98th birthday (08/18/10)
Evelyn Burton will be celebrating her 98th birthday on Aug. 25 at Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehab Center, where she resides. Cake and punch will be served at 2:30 p.m. and her friends are invited to come and share this special day with her. Her family will also be here from Missouri and Washington state to celebrate. Come out and be a part of Evelyn's 98th birthday celebration...
Sue Ross celebrates 80th birthday (08/18/10)
The family of Sue Ross would like to invite her friends to an 80th birthday reception on Sept. 4 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Ash Flat Church of Christ Fellowship Hall. All friends and relatives are invited to come and celebrate with her.
Sharp County Sheriff's Report (08/18/10)
Brent Watts, 42, of Hardy was arrested July 24 for DWI, driving left of center and careless and prohibited driving. Sean Savage, 39, of Melbourne was arrested on July 29 on an Independence County warrant for failure to appear. PJ Dunkel, 26, of Cherokee Village was sentenced July 29 to 48 hour weekends every two weeks...
Cherokee Village Police Report (08/18/10)
Justin Fletcher, 27, was arrested on Fulton County warrant for failure to appear on ficticious tags. Leah Burch, 21, of Salem was cited July 31 for failure to register a vehicle. PJ Dunkel, 26, of Cherokee Village was cited Aug. 3 for no seat belt, no child safety restraint and no proof of insurance...