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Stories from Monday, March 14, 2011

Cable company pulls the plug (03/14/11)
Cable issues have plagued the city of Ash Flat for the last few years, including issues with "The Big Switch" that left customers without vital channels for months. But, nothing prepared subscribers for the latest revelation that Crystal Broadband Networks (CBN, known formerly as Almega) was ceasing operations in the city, leaving all cable customers with no television reception...
Benedict praised for relaxing laws on "festival food" (03/14/11)
Fulton County State Representative Lori Benedict is being praised for a bill she introduced to allow some "homemade" food products to be legally sold to the public. "I can't tell you how many e-mails I have received from people all over the state who are happy about it," said Benedict...
54 Properties to be sold in one day (03/14/11)
With the national real estate market still sputtering, most realtors would love to have the problem Johnny Moody is facing. "It's been unreal, really, all the inquiries we are getting," said Moody. "This morning, I had to be at Mountain Home at 8 a.m. to show a property. When you called, I was talking to a lady who wanted to know about another property."...
Mammoth board considers drug testing students (03/14/11)
The Mammoth Spring School Board has been considering a new policy that would ban students from participating in extracurricular activities if they test positive for alcohol or illegal drug use. "We're still in the planning stage," Superintendent David Turnbough said Monday, March 7...
2010 Census figures show Alton population leapt by 30 percent (03/14/11)
Clean, safe and inexpensive. That's how area leaders view the county and explain the population growth reported by the U.S. Census Bureau. "It doesn't take a lot to live in Oregon County," Alton Mayor Richard Haigwood said Monday, March 7. Haigwood, owner of Haigwood Insurance Agency in Alton, said he often asks newcomers why they chose to move to the county...
Sharp County receives new breathalyzer unit (03/14/11)
The Sharp County Sheriff's office welcomed a new piece of equipment to their jail March 1. Sheriff Mark Counts and Chief Deputy David Huffmaster received the county's new stationary evidentiary breathalyzer instrument. The county's previous system is no longer produced and the State Department of Health had ordered all police organizations to switch to new technology by April 1, 2011...
Turnbough goes crazy ... drops in eight treys vs. Kingston (03/14/11)
Swish. Thud. That first sound was the sweet sound of Mammoth Spring's Matt Turnbough as he deftly scorched the nets in the Class 1A quarterfinals an astounding eight times from beyond the 3-point arc. That second sound was the sound of the Kingston Yellowjackets' hopes of upsetting the Bears come crashing to the ground...
Bobcats fend off Wildcats (03/14/11)
No matter if you were wearing purple shirts with wild face paint and only had to travel a short 21 miles, or if you had to come over the river and through the woods wearing Kelly green, the Class 2 District 2 championship was on the line March 4. Its outcome would determine who gets to continue their season in the state tournament and who goes home...
Couch back in the hunt (03/14/11)
The black-and-red of the Couch Lady Indians' fans filled more than one section on one side of the Van Buren gym March 4, while the burgundy-and-gold of the Neelyville Lady Tiger fans had their own overflowing section across the floor. With this as a backdrop, two of the top 10 teams in girls' Class 2 hoops squared off in the Class 2 District 2 title game, with a trip to the state sectionals on the line...
Bear's streak stopped short (03/14/11)
Neither Bay nor Black Rock can call itself Class 1A Region 2 champions. That honor belongs to the Mammoth Spring Bears, who knocked both the Yellowjackets and the Zebras out of the regional tourney. However, either Bay or Black Rock will be able to end the season by calling itself Class 1A state champion...
Lady Pirates headed to Hot Springs (03/14/11)
They were staring point-blank down the barrel of their biggest deficit of the state tournament. With a trip to the state championship game on the line. But the Calico Rock Lady Pirates didn't blink. They just did what they do best. They played ball...
CV Women's 18-Hole Golf Association sets date for tee-off (03/14/11)
The Cherokee Village Women's 18-Hole Golf Association will kick off the season on April 1 at the North Golf Course. We will tee off at 9:15 am. Please be there about one-half hour early. Dues for this year will be the same as last year. Please send a check for $50 to Nancy Maguire, PO Box 1019, Cherokee Village, AR 72525...
Death Notices for the week of March 10, 2011 (03/14/11)
Donna Carol White, 47, of Dickson, Tenn. died Feb. 27, 2011, in Nashville, Tenn. Local arrangements under the direction of Carter Funeral Home in Thayer. Vida Ostrom, 82, of Thayer, Mo., died March 1, 2011, at her home near Thayer. Services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home in Thayer...
Charlee Marie Harrell (03/14/11)
Patrick Christopher and Marvene Marie Harrell of Jonesboro, Ark. are the parents of a baby girl, Charlee Marie Harrell, born February 22, 2011 at St. Bernard's Hospital in Jonesboro. She weighted 7.9 pounds. Grandparents are Lee Roy and Deborah Baird of Williford, Ark. and Genie Harrell and the late Calvin F. Harrell of Augusta, Ark...
Thayer Police Report (03/14/11)
Lindley Christopher, 18, of Thayer was arrested Feb. 25 for careless and reckless driving in an accident, possession or purchase of solvents and inhalation of solvents to cause certain reactions. He was released with a court date. Dennis N. Hobbs, 62, of Thayer was cited Feb. 25 for failing to register a vehicle...
Oregon County Sheriff's Report (03/14/11)
Cody H. Gann, 20, of Alton was arrested March 1 for misdemeanor property damage and domestic assault. Bond was set at $1,000. Leon Morgan Adrian, 23, of Alton was arrested March 2 on an Alton charge of assault. Bond was set at $500. Jeremy L. Kerlsey, 30, of Alton was arrested March 6 for misdemeanor resisting arrest and failure to pay. Bond was set at $477.32 cash...