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Stories from Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Oregon County awaits word on disaster money (05/11/11)
With Oregon County's road graders, backhoes and dump trucks working overtime to fix dozens of low-water crossings washed out by heavy rains the past two weeks, county leaders are wondering when federal aid will arrive. "I wish they'd hurry up and get here," Southern Commissioner John Wrenfrow said Monday, May 9, of federal disaster inspectors...
Woman arrested after forging over $70,000 in bad checks (05/11/11)
Tammy Curtis Staff Writer After what officials call a long line of con artist-related criminal offenses in several states, Shirley Rush of Linn Creek, Mo. faces charges in Sharp County for defrauding a Missouri man and a Tennessee car lot for over $70,000, with a forged check used to open an account at a local bank...
Dogwood Days turns 25! (05/11/11)
This year's Dogwood Days Festival is sure to be extra special. May 14 the festival will celebrate its Silver Anniversary; the 25th year organizations and individuals go to work to put on a first class community celebration. "Lots of people look forward to Dogwood Days," said Chamber of Commerce Volunteer Nancy Houdek. "Last year, we had one of the biggest festivals in years and we are hoping for a good turnout again this year."...
Calico Rock Museum and artists attracting tourists (05/11/11)
Calico Rock fishing services, campgrounds, cabin and motel owners and restaurants are ready and waiting for the start of the summer tourist season, which is just around the corner. Each year, thousands of people visit the city for trout fishing and other activities centered on the beautiful White River...
Damage to area counties in the millions of dollars (05/11/11)
On Monday, May 9, Izard County showed the extent of its flood damage to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) representatives, as the disaster assistance agency works to determine which Arkansas counties have enough damage to receive federal aid...
Public urged to call MoDOT about district office closing (05/11/11)
Oregon County Presiding Commissioner Patrick Ledgerwood is drafting his concerns about the state shutting down a local district transportation office. Ledgerwood wants residents to do the same. Earlier this month at a Jefferson City commission meeting, Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) Director Kevin Keith said the state has decided to close many district offices across the state to offset declining revenue...
Highland Middle School breaks ground for garden (05/11/11)
A large group of students, local dignitaries and citizens were present on May 5 to show their support for the Highland Middle School's groundbreaking for their Delta Garden Study Garden. Highland is one of five schools in the state to participate in the program. The Delta Garden Study is a collaborative effort between the school, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and the Arkansas Children's Hospital...
Greyhounds capture district title (05/11/11)
After a couple of days of uncooperative weather, the 2-2A District Baseball Tournament was finally completed May 4 at Salem High School. Greyhound starter Casey York fired off some fastballs from the pitching mound in Salem's semi-final matchup with White County Central (WCC)...
Happy Birthday Coach Meek! (05/11/11)
AND ONE TO GROW ON: On April 16, legendary football coach David Meek celebrated his 80th birthday with a suprise party at the Elks Lodge in Thayer. Many friends and family were in attendance, along with former players and coaches. ...
Fulton County Fishing Adventure set (05/11/11)
The Fulton County Conservation District, in cooperation with the City of Salem and Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, is sponsoring the 10th annual Fulton County Fishing Adventure May 21 at the City Park in Salem. The Fulton County Conservation District will be providing special prizes of bonds of $500, $400, $300, $200 and $100...
Elk return to Missouri after 150-year absence (05/11/11)
Sometimes words simply fail. Missouri Conservation Commission Chairman Becky Plattner was struck speechless May 5 as she stood in the blue dawn light atop a remote ridge in Carter County. She was listening to sharp snorts and muted barks coming from a stock trailer holding 34 elk. Overwhelmed by emotion after opening the trailer door, she turned to Conservation Commissioner Chip McGeehan and placed her hand over her heart in a gesture of awe...
Commission creates minimum age for harvest of big game (05/11/11)
During a recent meeting of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, Commissioners approved a minimum age requirement to harvest and check big game such as deer, turkey, elk and bear. The minimum harvest age for the upcoming seasons is now six. AGFC wildlife bureau chief David Goad said that many negative comments have been heard around the state concerning youth five and under harvesting big game...
Biologists use Lake Greenlee for alligator gar research (05/11/11)
Arkansas's alligator gar are the source of fishing legends,including plenty of scary tales to tell around a campfire. Yes, they can grow to huge sizes, and they are such a challenge that hundreds of people have paid serious money to go after gator gar on guided fishing trips...
Death Notices for the week of May 12, 2011 (05/11/11)
Leona Grace Ball Kinder, 98, of West Plains, Mo., died April 30, 2011, at Brooke Haven Healthcare. Arrangements by Robertson-Drago Funeral Home of West Plains. L.C. Aldridge, 87, of Hardy, Ark., died May 1, 2011, in Salem, Ark. Arrangements by Tri-County Funeral Home of Highland, Ark...
Peyton Holt Chambers (05/11/11)
Kirk Chambers and Jessica Folyer are proud to announce the birth of a son, Peyton Holt Chambers on Jan. 10, 2011. He weighed 6 pounds and 12 ounces. Grandparents are John and Melody Folyer, Donna Chambers and Russell Chambers. Great-grandparents are Evelyn Folyer, Geln Folyer, Walter and Ethel Berkholtz, Dorothy Pickering, Paul Smith and Maxine and Albert Chamber...
Young -- Turnbough (05/11/11)
Harry and Sheila Young, along with David and Becky Turnbough are pleased to announce the forthcoming marriage of their children, Amy and Nick. The wedding will be held Saturday, May 21, 2011, at 7:30 p.m. at the Roseland Inn in Mammoth Spring, Ark. No formal invitations are being sent. All friends and family are invited to attend...
Taylor -- Palmer (05/11/11)
Jeffery and Judith Taylor are proud to announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Lauren Taylor, to Phillip Palmer, son of James and Angela Palmer. The couple will exchange vows May 21, 2011 at 4:30 p.m. Friends and family are invited to attend...
Claxton -- Henslee (05/11/11)
Rusty and Charlotte Claxton of Ash Flat are proud to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Dakota Rayne Claxton to Robert Weise Henslee of Oxford, the son of Renae Dockins of Salem and Lennis Henslee of Salem. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Betty Owens and the late Larry Owens of Oxford and the late David and Nancy Claxton of Ash Flat...
Langston celebrates her 90th (05/11/11)
Friends and family of Norma Langston are invited to attend a special 90th birthday celebration to be held Sunday, May 15, at Immanuel Baptist Church in Salem. If you are unable to attend, cards would be welcomed. Mail to: Immanuel Baptist Church, PO Box 435, Salem, AR 72576...
Ragsdales to celebrate their 50th (05/11/11)
Mr. and Mrs. Bob Ragsdale of Mammoth Spring will celebrate their 50 wedding anniversary on May 21. Bob Ragsdale and the former Grace Conner were married May 20, 1961 in St. Louis, Mo. The couple's children are Robbie Ragsdale of Mammoth Spring and Kim (Ragsdale) Wallis of Jonesboro. They also have four grandchildren...
Circuit Court Criminal decisions (05/11/11)
Jeffery Bennett, 47, pleaded guilty on May 4 to Domestic Battery Second Degree. Under a plea agreement, Bennett was placed on probation for 36 months, under the supervision of the Department of Community Corrections. Judge Tim Weaver ordered Bennett to pay a $2,500 fine, $420 in court costs and fees and $350 in public defender fees...
Izard County Sheriff's Report (05/11/11)
Steven Wayne Marshall, 45, of Calico Rock was arrested on May 2 for the theft of tools and copper from a house under construction on Old Dolph Road. In addition to class "B" and class "C" theft felonies, Marshall is accused of being an absconder from parole on a previous conviction. Marshall has been temporarily released from the Izard County Detention Facility to a rehabilitation facility...
Salem Police Report (05/11/11)
Greg Cunningham, 47, of Salem was arrested on May 4 for DWI, Careless Driving and No Seat Belt. Cunningham was released from the Fulton County Jail on May 5 on $1,115 bond. Amber McFarland, 23, of Salem was arrested on May 4 for DWI Drugs, second offense, Driving Left of Center and Driving on a Suspended Drivers License. McFarland is being held in the Izard County Detention Center in lieu of $1,635 bond...
Horseshoe Bend Police Report (05/11/11)
Kevin Buck, 44, of Horseshoe Bend was charged with Disorderly Conduct on April 25. Buck had to be subdued by police after emergency personnel were called to his home. Officer James Davis was the arresting officer. Dedra Taylor, 22, of Viola was arrested on May 8 on an outstanding Baxter County warrant for Failure to Pay Fines. Taylor was stopped for traffic violations and also faces citations for them. Officer Chuck Spangler was the arresting officer...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (05/11/11)
Michael Burns, 19, of Viola was arrested on May 1 for Theft of Property. Burns was released from the Fulton County Jail on May 4 on $5,000 bond. Larry Smith, 64, of Camp was arrested on May 2. Smith was released on May 3 on an Own Recognizance Bond...
Thayer Police Report (05/11/11)
Gary L. Heldstab, 40, of Thayer was arrested April 26 for driving while revoked. Bond was set at $385. Aaron P. Cauble, 27, of Thayer was arrested April 27 on a Howell County warrant for possession of up to 35 grams of marijuana. Bond was set at a $5,000 corporate surety or cash bond...
Oregon County Sheriff's Report (05/11/11)
Jonathan McEntire, 32, of Alton was arrested at 1:11 a.m. May 3 after officers from the Oregon County Sheriff's Department, South Central Drug Task Force and Alton Police Department executed a search warrant in Alton. McEntire is in jail on a $100,000 bond for felony possession of a firearm and receiving stolen property...
Missouri State Highway Patrol (05/11/11)
Kenneth W. Bartruff, 68, of Highland, Ark., was injured at 1:15 p.m. on May 6 when the 1983 Honda Goldwing motorcycle he was driving failed to negotiate a curve on Highway 142, two miles east of Thayer, and ran off the roadway. Bartruff was wearing a helmet and was taken to St. John's Hospital in Springfield with moderate injuries...
Cherokee Village Police Report (05/11/11)
Preston Rowe, 22, of Williford was cited April 20 for Failure to Stop at Stop Sign. Alalese Short, 29, of Paragould was cited April 20 for Careless Driving and Drivers License Suspended. Jay Jay Huff, 20, of Cherokee Village was cited April 22 for No Liability Insurance and Operating a Vehicle with Faulty Equipment...
Sharp County Sheriff's Report (05/11/11)
Christina Lynn Anderson, 19, of Cherokee Village was arrested on April 23 for Disorderly Conduct, Domestic Assault Third Degree, and Hindering Apprehension. Jordan Daniel Franklin, 20, of Cherokee Village was arrested on April 23 for Domestic Vatter Third Degree and Discharging Firearm in City lLimits...