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Stories from Thursday, January 13, 2011

Brandsville boy dies trying to save mother from fire (01/13/11)
Linda Greer Staff Writer Thomas Melsom, 11, and his 33-year-old mother, Kristine Melsom, died from smoke inhalation early Saturday, Jan. 8, when the camper-trailer they were living in caught fire in Brandsville. Thomas Melsom and three others made it out of the camper at 2:40 a.m., but the boy went back in after his mother, Howell County Sheriff's Department investigator Shannon Caldwell said Tuesday, Jan. 11...
Bald Eagle Shot In Sturkie (01/13/11)
Arkansas Game and Fish investigators are looking for those involved in killing a bald eagle last month in Sturkie. "Someone found it near the bridge on Bay Creek Road, on Dec. 23, and called us," said Sgt. Scott Watkins, who works out of the Game and Fish Commission office in Mammoth Spring...
New County Judge goes after rowdy Izard Quorum Court behavior (01/13/11)
As he presided over his first Quorum Court meeting, new Izard County Judge David Sherrell served notice that court meetings are about to become more quiet and more orderly. Sherrell's first order of business at the Jan. 4 meeting was to introduce an ordinance "Establishing the Ground Rules for Conducting Quorum Court Meetings."...
Hardy City Council discusses possible ambulance base (01/13/11)
The possibility of the City of Hardy establishing a Spring River Paramedic Ambulance Service base was the main topic on the agenda of the Hardy City Council's regular monthly meeting Jan 5. Hardy Police Chief Ernie Rose addressed council regarding converting the Woodland Hills Fire Station to accommodate quarters for the ambulance service...
The little church that faith built (01/13/11)
Perhaps J.R. R. Tolkein said it best. "Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens." For many, one of the main reasons for attending church is to worship and affirm their faith and, at times, faith is the hardest thing to keep, especially in times of trial. But, for one local church congregation, faith is all they had at times pulling them through when Mother Nature was less than kind to their church facilities...
Couch considers bus route merger (01/13/11)
The Couch School Board approved trading in two old buses Monday, Jan. 10, to buy a new International bus for the start of the 2011-12 school year. Reducing the bus fleet will also mean consolidating the district's four bus routes into three by next August, Superintendent William "Tom" Bull said...
Bears dropped in NAC finals (01/13/11)
Mammoth Spring upsets Valley Springs before falling to West Fork
Viola takes 2 of 3 from Calico Rock (01/13/11)
The Viola Longhorns improved to 5-2 in 1A-2 North Conference play with a 63-38 win over Calico Rock Jan. 4. Austin Gardner led all scorers with 21 points. Jackson Rains added 18 and Jordan Cotter had nine for the Horns (15-5). Morgan Lamb and Alex Skidmore paced the Pirates with 11 points each...
Couch, Alton battle to the wire (01/13/11)
Skylar Chronister was the right player, in the right spot, at the right time, for the Alton Comets Jan. 7. Pouring in 17 of his game-high 27 points in the second half of play, Chronister helped the Comets rally past the homestanding Couch Indians 72-68 in Big Spring Conference play...
Cougars tangle up conference (01/13/11)
With a 42-29 victory over the visiting Mammoth Spring Bears Jan. 4, the Izard County Cougars created one heck of a log-jam atop the 1A-2 North standings. Izard County, Mammoth Spring, Viola and Calico Rock are all tied for first place with two losses apiece in conference play...
Cavemen can Clinton (01/13/11)
The Cave City Cavemen evened their 2-4A mark at 2-2 with a tight 60-59 overtime win against the visiting Clinton Yellowjackets, Jan. 3. The contest was squared at 54-all after four periods of play. Zac Smith posted a 14-point, 16-rebound double-double to pace the Cavemen (5-7)...
Rebels push past Pirates (01/13/11)
Lady Rebs edged by Westside in Kell quarters
Death Notices for the week of January 13, 2011 (01/13/11)
Karl Buehler, 72, of Thayer, Mo., died Jan. 3, 2011, at Shady Oaks Healthcare Center in Thayer, Mo. Services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home in Thayer. James Roy Bratcher, 64, of Agnos, Ark., died Jan. 2, 2011 at his home. Arrangements by Tri-County Funeral Home of Highland, Ark...
Higginbottom -- Fisher (01/13/11)
Bobby and Cindy Higginbottom of Hardy, Ark., proudly announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Alyssia Anne Higginbottom, to Stephen David Fisher, son of David and Joyce Fisher. The wedding will take place at the Abundant Life Church in Highland, Saturday, Jan. 22 at 2 p.m...
Higginbottom -- Fisher (01/13/11)
Bobby and Cindy Higginbottom of Hardy, Ark., proudly announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Alyssia Anne Higginbottom, to Stephen David Fisher, son of David and Joyce Fisher. The wedding will take place at the Abundant Life Church in Highland, Saturday, Jan. 22 at 2 p.m...
Speaker to celebrate 94th birthday (01/13/11)
Billie Speaker of Salem, Ark., will celebrate her 94th Birthday Jan, 19. She was born in 1917 In Oklahoma. She has traveled all over with her late husband, Bill Speaker, who retired from the military. She likes to walk over to the Senior Center for lunch. She enjoys doing crossword puzzles...
Salem Police Report (01/13/11)
Daniel Keller, 40, of Salem was arrested on Jan. 2 for First Degree Assault. Keller was released from the Fulton County Jail on Jan. 3 on $1,000 bond. Donald Keller, 50, of Salem was arrested on Jan. 2 for Interfering with Government Operations. Keller was released from the Fulton County Jail on Jan. 3 on $420 bond...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (01/13/11)
Clayton Gardner, 59, of Glencoe was arrested on Jan. 3 for Public Intoxication. Gardner was released on Jan. 4 on an Own Recognizance Bond. Scott McCarty, 40, of Salem was arrested on Dec. 28 for Failure to Pay Fines. McCarty was transferred to the Wilbur Mills Rehab Center on Jan. 4...
Oregon County Sheriff's Report (01/13/11)
Gary Simmons, 24, of Alton was taken to Oregon County jail from Howell County on a felony probation and parole violation with no bond set. He remains in jail. Gary W. Collins, 47, of Willow Springs was taken to Oregon County jail from Howell County on a misdemeanor driving while suspended charge. Bond was set at $1,000. He remains in jail...
Thayer Police Report (01/13/11)
Tyler J. Lawson, 25, of Laramie, Wyo., was cited Jan. 5 for speeding (60/45). Merka T. Stanislav, 64, of West Plains was cited Jan. 7 for speeding. Kenneth A. Thomasson, 21, of Marshall, Ark., was arrested Jan. 8 for driving while suspended and defective equipment. Bond was set at $325...
Sharp County Sheriff's Report (01/13/11)
Frank Aviles, 34, of Cherokee Village was arrested Dec. 18 for violation of an order of protection. Shelly Sisco, 38, of Ravenden was arrested Dec. 19 on a warrant for failure to appear and failure to pay time payments. Jeremy Lodale Rodala, 21, of Ash Flat was arrested Dec. 19 for disorderly conduct...
Cherokee Village Police Report (01/13/11)
Brittany Dunkel, 24, of Cherokee Village was arrested Dec. 10 on a Sharp County warrant for probation revocation. Brandon Traman, 21, of Cherokee Village was cited Dec. 12 for driver's license suspended. Ashton McClure Eash, 17, of Hardy was cited Dec. 16 for careless and inattentive driving...