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Stories from Thursday, September 30, 2010

RICHARD T. GORDON MURDER TRIAL (09/30/10)
Jury deadlocks over first degree murder charge
Local senior centers in dire need of community assistance to remain open (09/30/10)
Senior centers in our area and across the country are struggling. Their funding continues to shrink and next fiscal year looks to be even worse. "We need more people to support the senior centers; to come to the centers in Mammoth, Salem and Viola," said Betty Teague, In-Service Coordinator. ...
Alumni come together to benefit scholarships (09/30/10)
An Alton Schools alumni has donated an intricate wood art picture, called a marquetry, to assist the Alton Schools Foundation in raising funds for future scholarships. The Alton Schools Foundation is working to meet phase two of the Cooper Challenge Fund of raising $20,000 by Dec. 31, 2010. The Community Foundation of the Ozarks, through the Cooper Challenge Fund, will match the total raised, up to the goal of $20,000 by 50 percent...
Friday night fiasco sends four to jail (09/30/10)
Two couples were arrested on various drug, alcohol, and other charges after a night of drinking and taking drugs led to an SUV being run into the roof supports of the Cherokee Village Sinclair on Sept. 17. According to incident reports submitted by both the Cherokee Village Police Department and Highland Police Department, Danny Muir, 21, of Cherokee Village, Rachel Thompson, 23, of Cherokee Village, Amber Despain, 32, and Rodney Despain, 43, of Ash Flat were all arrested on various charges stemming for the incident.. ...
Eaglefest to feature Ryan Tyler Band (09/30/10)
As the cool breezy autumn days begin to replace the hot humidity of summer, many people welcome area events for their weekend pleasure. The City of Ash Flat will be hosting its annual Eaglefest Oct. 1-2 and it's inviting those in the area to come out for the large line up of events both Friday and Saturday. Food and craft vendors will also be set up at the event, which is held at the Ash Flat Ball Park on Nix Ridge Road and College Drive...
Greyhounds district champs (09/30/10)
Paced by Matt Twilley's 86, the Salem Greyhounds topped the field at the 2A-2 North District Golf Tournament Sept. 22 at The Course on Turkey Mountain in Horseshoe Bend. The Hounds ended the day with a team-total of 270, besting Walnut Ridge (279), Buffalo Island Central (293), Cedar Ridge (352) and Riverside (412)...
Big Bears take bite out of Cats (09/30/10)
"Friday Night Lights" returned to Thayer with the Bobcats hosting the Class 3A Ava Bears on Sept. 24. After the lights were turned off at Louis Bozman Stadium following the conclusion of this South Central Association match up, it was the Bears who took a 30-16 victory with them back to the county seat of Douglas County...
Haney third at district (09/30/10)
The Ridgefield Christian Warriors and Calico Rock Lady Pirates took the top team honors at the 4-1A District Golf Tournament Sept. 21 at Cooper's Hawk in Melbourne. Emily Johnson's 6-over 42 was good enough to earn the Calico Rock Lady Pirate Medalist honors. Teammate Brandy Deloach came in second with a 49...
Lady Rebels second to Valley View at Thunder Bayou (09/30/10)
The Highland Lady Rebels finished second to Valley View in golf action Sept. 20 at Thunder Bayou in Blytheville. The Lady Rebs finished with a 147, while the Lady Blazers shot a team-total of 120. Gosnell was third in the three-team match with a 195...
Rebs gets offensive, defensive, with Warriors (09/30/10)
With tackles for losses on the first two plays of the game, senior linebacker Scott Gatewood let the Warriors know that yards would be hard to come by. The Rebel defense held the Warriors to 138 yards of total offense and started the game forcing three three-and-outs to lead Highland to a 42-6 conference victory at Westside on Sept. 24...
Salem's Blevins off to hot start for Grizzly golfers (09/30/10)
A new season is underway for the men's club golf team at Missouri State University-West Plains. The Grizzlies placed ninth out of 12 teams at the Rend Lake College Fall Preview Invitational Tournament Aug. 27 at the Franklin County Country Club in West Frankfort, Ill., and sophomore J.W. Blevins took home medalist honors after winning a one-hole sudden death playoff for first place...
Mighty Mites start season with Yellowjacket clash (09/30/10)
The first game to start the new season for the Salem Mighty Mites featured the third-grade Hounds against the third-grade Yellowjackets from Mountain View. This was the first-ever game for most of these kids and it was the third-grade Hounds that got their season going in the right direction, defeating the third-grade Yellowjackets 19-0...
Season closes at WPMS (09/30/10)
The West Plains Speedway ended its season with a great crowd and lots of excitement Sept. 25. All classes were running and a few points races were decided. The results were as follows, first through third; Youth Hobby: Kaleb Stolba of Willow Springs, Skyler Cochran and Damon Mayfield of West Plains...
Hot Pink Tourney set to tee (09/30/10)
Sharp County Judge Larry Brown and the Cherokee Village Women's 18-Hole Golf Association proudly proclaim October, Breast Cancer Awareness month and are naming Oct. 1 as "Go Pink for the Cure" day in support of breast cancer awareness and the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure...
Death Notices for the week of Sept. 30, 2010 (09/30/10)
Ora Lee Dawson, 81, of Salem, Ark., died Sept. 22, 2010, at Arkansas Health Center in Little Benton. Arrangements by the Cox-Blevins Funeral Home of Salem, Ark. Lawrence T. Combs, 79, of Thayer, Mo., died Sept. 23, 2010, at his home near Thayer. Arrangements by the Carter Funeral Home of Thayer...
Elyxis Evelyn Mae Owens (09/30/10)
Jennifer and Jimmy Owens have announced the birth of a daughter, born on Sept. 16, 2010. She weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and has been named Elyxis Evelyn Mae Owens. Grandparents are Melody and John Folyer, Teresa Gann and Charles and Tammy Owens. Great-grandparents are Evelyn Folyer, Glen Folyer, Ethel and Walter Berkholtz, Evelyn and Fred Gann and Artis Owens...
Lacey Cortlynn Jade Newman (09/30/10)
Kasey and Cortney Newman of Salem announce the birth of a daughter on Aug. 20, 2010 at White River Medical Center in Batesville. The baby has been named Lacey Cortlynn Jade Newman. She weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces and was 19 inches long. Her sibling is a brother, C.J. Newman...
Lily Jean Carpenter (09/30/10)
Morgan Carpenter and Jed Schales are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Lily Jean Carpenter, born on Aug. 26, 2010, at 4:57 p.m. at WRMC in Batesville. She weighed 7 pounds and 10 ounces and was 18-3/4 inches long. Lily was welcomed home by her uncle, Dalton Carpenter...
Grayson Jaymes Burgess (09/30/10)
Jay and Brittney Burgess of Ash Flat, Ark., announce the birth of their son, Grayson Jaymes on Aug. 22, 2010. Grayson weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces and was 21 inches long. They are joined in welcoming him home by siblings, Haley Burgess, 15, and Brayden Burgess, 2-1/2...
Honeycutt elebrates 90th birthdaywith family (09/30/10)
Opal Honeycutt celebrated her 90th birthday on Aug. 28 in Greenback, Tenn. with several of her 13 children. Opal and her late husband, Nathaniel E. Honeycutt, originated from the Wirth, Ark., area and moved their family to Thayer in 1958. Though she now stays with her daughters in Tennessee, her heart will always be in Thayer...
Roberts to celebrate 50th wedding anniversary (09/30/10)
Friends and family are invited to join the children and grandchildren of Kenneth and Betty Roberts of Alton, Mo., at a 50th wedding anniversary celebration on Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Elementary School  Multipurpose Room in Alton, Mo...
Salem Police Department (09/30/10)
Charles Higgenbottom, 56, of Thayer was arrested Sept. 19 for disorderly conduct. He also had existing warrants out of Oregon County and was transferred into Oregon County custody on Sept. 19.
Oregon County Sheriff's Report (09/30/10)
Asa B. Garrison, 20, of Thayer was arrested Sept. 22 on a felony charge of tampering with a vehicle. Garrison posted bond in the amount of $4,900 and was released. Damon A. Moten, 35, of Fulton was arrested Sept. 22 by officers of the Alton Police Department on two Clark County warrants. Moten was transported to the Thayer City Jail to await pick-up by Clark County authorities...
Thayer Police Report (09/30/10)
Craig L. Knight, 53, of Thayer was cited Sept. 21 for failure to register a motor vehicle. Len M. Forschler, 58, of Mammoth Spring was cited Sept. 22 for failure to stop at a stop sign and failure to wear a seat belt.
Izard County Sheriff's Report (09/30/10)
Three additional felony charges have been filed against a Melbourne man whose has been incarcerated in the Izard County Detention Facility on a number of previous felonies, a misdemeanor and a probation violation. Jeffery Chase Moser, 20, has been recently charged with residential burglary, a class "B" felony; theft of property, a class "C" felony, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, a class "D' felony. ...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (09/30/10)
Oren Friesland, 59, of Ash Flat had his bond revoked for breaking and entering and theft of property on June 3, 2010. Friesland was released from the Fulton County Jail on Sept. 20 on a Judge's Order. Steven Russell, 46, of Mammoth Spring was arrested Aug. 16 for contempt of court. Russell was transferred to the Izard County Detention Center on Sept. 22...
Cherokee Village Police Report (09/30/10)
Robert Lange, 60, of Cherokee Village was cited Sept. 14 for disorderly conduct. Jeremy Robinette, 23, of Horseshoe Bend was arrested Sept. 17 on a warrant for failure to pay. Rachel Thompson, 23, of Cherokee Village was arrested Sept. 17 for public intoxication...