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Stories from Friday, March 4, 2011

4.7 quake felt by local residents (03/04/11)
"What the heck was that?" "I thought it was a storm hitting." Those were the two most frequent reactions as residents from Viola and Salem, to Ash Flat, to Melbourne felt a strong central Arkansas earthquake on Sunday night, Feb. 27. There were actually three earthquakes in Faulkner County, which has recorded more than 800 tremors since September 2010...
Everett exits, Blanton is Salem's new Fire Chief (03/04/11)
Long time Salem Fire Chief Heath Everett resigned on Feb. 23, and the Salem City Council wasted no time filling the position. Near the end of the council's Feb. 24 meeting, Mayor Gary Clayton announced that he had accepted Everett's resignation. When asked why Everett had stepped down, the Mayor replied, "I think he just got tired of it and wanted out. He didn't give me any specific reason."...
Area school districts look at cost cutting measures (03/04/11)
Shortening of 2011-2012 school year a possibility
Injured Alton High School hoopster makes final basket (03/04/11)
Teen brothers on sidelines since June 2010 crash
Ash Flat inches closer to needed funding for fire department (03/04/11)
Following a presentation by Clint Wiles with First National Banking Company of Ash Flat, at the city's regular monthly meeting Feb. 21, the Ash Flat Fire Department is one step closer to getting started on a new fire department building. Wiles presented a bid for a franchise revenue bond to the council, with a price that is lower than a previous bid given by Crews and Associates Senior Managing Director Bob Wright, who presented his bid to council a few weeks prior to Wiles 'presentation...
Watkins bond causes turmoil in Sharp County (03/04/11)
First Appearance Bond Hearing Feb. 24 Wayne's back, but not to the welcome he had become accustomed to in the past. This time, the once respected businessman, was back in cuffs and orange stripes to answer charges related to Spring River Beach Club land transactions...
A regional rout (03/04/11)
Second ranked Lady Pirates have no trouble in march to regional crown
Bay gets even with Lady Horns (03/04/11)
Last year, it was the Viola Lady Longhorns who ended the season for the Bay Lady Yellowjackets in the regional tournament. Things were in reverse order this year, however, as Bay pushed past Viola 66-47 in first-round action from the Class 1A Region 2 Tournament Feb. 24 at the Cougars' Den in Brockwell...
Indians blast visiting Lions (03/04/11)
Unless he would have helped pop popcorn during the half, or possibly swept up the floor after the game, it's hard to imagine Couch junior swingman Jesse Janes doing any more than what he did in his team's huge home win over Bakersfield Feb. 22. Janes swatted shots. ...
Bears handle regional gauntlet (03/04/11)
Zebras have no answer for Mammoth Spring's Brown, as he drops 30 on Black Rock
Junior Cavewomen cap perfect year with district tournament title (03/04/11)
It was a season to remember for the Cave City junior Cavewomen. A perfect season. With a 34-29 victory over the Southside junior Lady Southerners in the championship game of the 2-4A Junior High District Tournament Feb. 19 in Clinton, the junior Cavewomen put the wraps on a 21-0 record...
Tate wins NWTF award (03/04/11)
Cpl. Roger Tate of Evening Shade has been named the National Wild Turkey Federation's 2011 National Law Enforcement Officer of the Year. He joins the ranks of 11 wildlife officers who have received this prestigious recognition since the NWTF initiated the award program...
Death Notices for the week of March 3, 2011 (03/04/11)
Edna Revanell Gelsinger, 76, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died on Feb. 22, 2011, in Mountain Home, Ark. Barker Horseshoe Bend Memorial Chapel in charge of arrangements. Marvin Pedigo, 70, of Mount Jackson, Va., formerly of Thayer, Mo., and the Mammoth Spring, Ark., area died Feb. 24, 2011 in St. Louis, Mo. Arrangements under the direction of Carter Funeral Home of Thayer...
Kaylie Faith Brown (03/04/11)
Justin and Roanna Brown, Alton, are the parents of a baby girl, Kaylie Faith, born at 5:07 a.m., Feb. 4, 2011, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo. She weighed 6 pounds, 4 ounces and was 19 inches long. Her sibling is Devin, 4. Grandparents are Ron and Deena Snyder and Wanda Brown of Alton...
Sabra Faye Michelle (03/04/11)
James and Amanda Neldon of Alton, Mo., are the parents of a baby girl, Sabra Faye Michelle, born at 12:50 p.m., Feb. 23, 2011, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo. She weighed 6 pounds, 14-1/2 ounces and was 20 inches long. Her siblings are Vonda, 15; Brittany, 13; Cynthia, 10; Destiny, 2; and Josiah, 11 months. Grandparents are Julie Buckner of Alton, and Joe and Carol Stadler of Doniphan...
Jacob Weston Evans (03/04/11)
Jacob Evans and Amanda Goddard of Thayer, Mo., are the parents of a baby boy, Jacob Weston Evans, born at 9:07 p.m., Feb. 26, 2011, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo. He weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces and was 21 inches long. Grandparents are Walter Goddard of Springfield; Mary Good of Alton; David Evans of Caulfield; and Vicky Dancer of West Plains...
Raina Camry Hunter (03/04/11)
Chris and Shawnda Hunter and Malachi Hunter of Cherokee Village are proud to announce the birth of a daughter and sister, on Feb. 25, 2011, at White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. The baby was named Raina Camry Hunter. She weighed 7 pounds and 7.5 ounces...
Stran Odell Goodson (03/04/11)
Shane and Brett Goodson of Glencoe, Ark., are proud to announce the birth of their son, Stran Odell Goodson. He was born Jan. 2, 2011, at UAMS in Little Rock, Ark. He weighed 3 pounds and 11 ounces. Grandparents are Jess and Wanda Goodson of Agnos and Cavin and Tina Hall of Glencoe...