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Stories from Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Salem murder suspects plead not guilty to restaurant murder (12/01/10)
Two men arrested in connection with an October murder in Salem have been formally charged with capital murder, an offense that could lead to the death penalty. 41-year-old Jorge Pablo Gonzalez and 19-year-old Diego Handelin Valdiva Villonueva appeared in court on Nov. 23 for their arraignment before Circuit Judge Tim Weaver...
Five threatened, one critically injured in Thanksgiving weekend incidents (12/01/10)
A Viola man who allegedly threatened to kill four people and pointed a gun at another on Thanksgiving Day is being held in the Fulton County jail on a $250,000 bond. 50-year old Rodney Kankey was arrested on Thursday, Nov. 25, with charges pending. On Monday, Nov. 29, Prosecutor Dewayne Plumlee charged Kankey with three counts of Terroristic Threatening in the First Degree, one count of Aggravated Assault and one count of (illegal) Possession of a Firearm. Bond was set at $250,000...
Poor children to benefit from area's generosity (12/01/10)
In our area, it was a record setting year for Operation Christmas Child, the national program which helps millions of poor children all over the world experience the joy of Christmas. The idea of filling a shoe box-sized container with items ranging from a toothbrush to underwear and socks, pencils, candy, toys and Christian literature has certainly caught on in the Fulton, Sharp, and Izard County areas...
Alton Churches unite to present live Nativity (12/01/10)
Linda Greer Staff Writer Alton pastor Charlie Trantham pondered with a friend recently how to include the community in a Christmas event when the two considered an all-church live nativity downtown. "It was her idea, really," Trantham said of Oregon County Deputy County Clerk Sally Robbins' suggestion to recruit choirs and actors from Alton-area churches to participate in a nativity scene on the courthouse lawn...
Black Friday less frenetic for independent retailers (12/01/10)
Mammoth Spring Radio Shack owner Ruth Armstrong learned from experience that opening her store before dawn on Black Friday does not benefit her. "I think if you're not a big store, it hurts if you don't already have personnel in place," Armstrong said Friday, Nov. 26, of opening ultra-early for door-busting sales...
Retirement celebration slated for Dale Weaver (12/01/10)
The new year will usher in many changes in various leadership positions in the county, including the Sharp County Sheriff's Department. As Mark Counts takes office as the new sheriff, the county will bid farewell to a friend and colleague who has been an important part of the county for many years...
Unique gifts sought by area shoppers (12/01/10)
This year, the official kickstart of the holiday season began just hours after the last turkey and dressing settled and the pumpkin pie was put back into the refrigerator. So whether or not you took part in the Black Friday affair this year, it has officially come and gone. This year, many of the larger retailer's 5 a.m. sales began much earlier, at midnight. Perhaps this was an attempt to keep mayhem out of the stores...
Sharp County run-off elections fill undecided positions (12/01/10)
In Sharp County, three runoff elections were held Nov. 23 for the positins of mayor, alderman and justice of the peace. In the District 7 race for Justice of the Peace, Bart Schultz defeated contender Dave Doughterty 260 to 114. In Cherokee Village, a hotly contested race on the city council deemed current alderman for Ward 1, Position 2, Tom Thone, the victor over contender Pamela Rowland. ...
Panthers knock off Katz (12/01/10)
Bryce Taylor tossed in 14 points and Kerby Smith hit for 10, but the Yellville-Summit Panthers still managed to knock off Melbourne 50-40 Nov. 23 in 3A-1 East play. Yellville also won the girls' matchup, 56-37. Stacee Hargett led the Lady Bearkatz with 11 points...
Cougars blast visiting Pirates (12/01/10)
Dalton Grigg racked up 20 points, grabbed seven rebounds and handed out four assists, helping the Izard County Cougars run past the Concord Pirates 63-35 on Nov. 22 at the Cougars' Den in Brockwell. Izard County sped in front 17-6 after the first period and extended its lead to 30-16 at the half...
Cotter takes pair from Salem (12/01/10)
A sluggish fourth period cost the Salem Lady Greyhounds in their 2-2A opener on Nov. 22 at the Dawg Pound. The Cotter Lady Warriors used a big 16-2 push in the final frame to knock off the Lady Hounds 67-55. Salem held a 41-40 lead in the third, but Cotter regrouped to take a 49-45 advanatge into the fourth period...
Bears best Cave City (12/01/10)
Garrett Wooldridge tossed in 19 points and Caleb Brown added 16, helping the Mammoth Spring Bears to a 45-35 win over Cave City in non-conference hoops Nov. 23. Chaz Matthews paced the Cavemen with 13 points. The Cavewomen opened the evening with a 47-34 victory over Mammoth Spring...
End of week better than beginning (12/01/10)
The end of the week was bound to be great because of the holiday, but the beginning of the week didn't start out well for the Rebels and Lady Rebels. Westside's Hunter Mickelson and his merry band of Warriors came into the Hutson Memorial Center and handed Highland a 57-38 conference loss, while the Lady Rebels struggled for three quarters in a 41-33 defeat at the hands of the Lady Warriors at Westside on Nov. 22...
Share the Harvest Program goes a long way (12/01/10)
$7 may not seem like a lot of money these days, but it can go a long way to feeding those in need, thanks to the Share the Harvest Program. As hunters take to the woods this fall, they'll be doing their part to help manage the deer herd. They can also help alleviate hunger in the St. Louis area with Share the Harvest...
AGFC increases funds for Arkansas Hunters Feeding the Hungry (12/01/10)
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission last week unanimously voted to appropriate $50,000 to Arkansas Hunters Feeding the Hungry to help offset processing costs for the non-profit organization. The money comes from the state's General Improvement Fund...
Death Notices Week of December 2, 2010 (12/01/10)
Vida Jo Smith, 83, of St. Louis, Mo., formerly of Kansas City and Thayer, Mo., died Nov. 23, 2010, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Peters, Mo. Arrangements by the Carter Funeral Home Inc. of Thayer Inc. Gordon "Horsefly" Bristow, 86, died Nov. 24, 2010, at a Searcy hospital. Arrangements by the Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City, Ark...
Beavers -- Cardin (12/01/10)
Mr. & Mrs. Russ Beavers of Lake Village, Ark., and Mr. and Mrs. Ross Cardin of Highland, Ark., would like to announce the upcoming wedding of their children, Sarah Beavers and Keith Cardin. Sarah is a recent graduate of the University of Arkansas Monticello with a degree in education. ...
Circuit Court of Fulton County (12/01/10)
Debra Ann Carroll, 48, has been sentenced to 120 months in a correction facility after Judge Tim Weaver accepted a plea agreement. Weaver dismissed a charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver. Carroll pled guilty to Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Carroll was assessed $895 in court costs and fees...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (12/01/10)
James Meeks, 27, of Agnos, who was arrested on Aug. 22 for possession of marijuana and possession of an illegal firearm, was released from the Fulton County Jail on Nov. 23 on a judge's order to be transferred to Sharp County to face charges there...
Missouri Highway Patrol (12/01/10)
Two Oregon County teens were sent to the hospital on Thanksgiving with injuries, following a one-vehicle crash on Highway M, three miles south of Rover. At 6:55 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 25, a 1995 Toyota Avalon driven by Dexter L. Durbin, 16, of Alton was northbound on Highway M when the vehicle left the roadway, struck two road signs and a concrete bridge...
Thayer Police Report (12/01/10)
Brenda J. Johnson, 41, of Alton was cited Nov. 23 for failing to stop for a school bus. James A. Harlan, 20, of Koshkonong was cited Nov. 25 for failing to register a vehicle. Penelope Tibbits, 42, of Thayer was arrested Nov. 26 for stealing, driving while intoxicated, open container and no valid operator's license. Bond was set at $2,900...
Oregon County Sheriff's Report (12/01/10)
Danny J. May, 48, of Thayer was arrested Nov. 25 for a felony distribution, delivery and manufacture of methamphetamine charge. He is in jail with a $100,000 bond. Ross Matthew Stout, 23, of Thayer was arrested Nov. 25 for a felony distribution, delivery and manufacture of methamphetamine charge. He is in jail with a $100,000 bond...
Sharp County Sheriff's Report (12/01/10)
Kaydon Shierling, 29, of Salem was arrested on Nov. 21 on two warrants for Failure to Pay. John Rosiles, 53, of Hardy was arrested on Nov. 22 for Public Intoxication Travis Randal Gipson, 30, of Caraway was arrested on Nov. 22 on a charge of Theft of Property...