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Stories from Thursday, June 23, 2011

Woman arrested for embezzling $60,000 from Ash Flat business (06/23/11)
A Salem woman has been arrested for stealing nearly $60,000 from a local business over a three year period. A bookkeeper found the discrepancies in accounting records. According to an affidavit for arrest provided by the Sharp County Sheriff's Office, Betty Roork, 34, of Salem was arrested after Sharp County Sheriff Mark Counts met with Doug Gill, the owner of Gill's Ready Mix and Backhoe in Ash Flat...
Jail construction depends on Supreme Court decision (06/23/11)
Richard Irby Staff Writer Fulton County Judge Charles Willett is hoping for a quick Arkansas Supreme Court decision, in a lawsuit which is holding up construction on a new county jail. Justices heard oral arguments on Thursday, June 16, to a challenge of a constitutional amendment passed in the November 2010 election...
Bill Bebee, Izard County EMD: Have disaster? Will travel. (06/23/11)
A powerful earthquake in Japan. The devastating tornado in Joplin, Missouri. A large, unstoppable forest fire in Arizona. When we hear of a huge disaster, most of us are anxious to see photos and learn of deaths or injuries. But Bill Beebe immediately starts thinking about what's being done to save lives and protect the injured and homeless...
Local self-sufficiency efforts attract members (06/23/11)
The organizers of three local efforts to teach people to feed, clothe and shelter themselves as much as possible say their numbers are growing. Go Green festival founder Jenny Underwood told Thayer aldermen on Tuesday, June 14, that 500 people attended the second festival in April at the city park. The first Go Green festival in 2009 drew 200 people...
Thayer Chamber holds awards ceremony (06/23/11)
Family of William "Bill" Garrison on hand to accept posthumous award
Local girls raise money for needy in area (06/23/11)
Two young girls gave of themselves to help others, proving even the smallest act of kindness can cause a ripple effect within a community, where there is a definite need. Kyleigh Horrelo, 11, visiting her father, Derek Horrello, in the Hardy area for the summer, and Ashleigh Robinson, the 9-year-old daughter of John Robinson of Hardy, raised $4.50 for Heavenly Manna For His Children in Hardy by selling hand drawn signs that reflect the importance of giving and making others happy...
Precautions, alertness can prevent swimming tragedies (06/23/11)
It is summer, school is out and families are going swimming. In Arkansas, that often means lakes, which rarely include lifeguards. For boaters, we have the highly effective Arkansas Game and Fish Commission's boating education program. But swimmers are usually on their own...
Firing range open in Batesville (06/23/11)
The newest public firing range in Arkansas officially opened its doors June 11. The Independence County Firing Range near Pfeiffer will be known as the Paul H. "Rocky" Willmuth Sport Shooting Complex. The complex was named after Willmuth, who was instrumental in securing funds to build the facility at 3600 N. St. Louis St., a few miles north of Batesville...
Tri-County All-Stars win Summer Meltdown championship (06/23/11)
The 8-and-under Tri-County All-Stars won the Andy's Summer Meltdown Baseball Championship in Jonesboro on June 4 with a dramatic come-from-behind victory in the bottom of the sixth inning, winning 19-18 over the Arkansas Elite. Gavin Guiltner's two-out triple drove in the game-winning runs for the Tri-County All-Stars...
Be bear aware in the Missouri outdoors (06/23/11)
He's a heavyweight from northern Arkansas. He's dark and mysterious. He'll eat just about anything, and he's being seen more and more around the Show-Me State. His name is Ursus americanus, but you probably know him better as the black bear. One of the state's largest wild mammals, black bears have been seen in more than half of Missouri's counties, though most are south of the Missouri River...
Bobwhite Quail hatch at its peak (06/23/11)
The Missouri Department of Conservation's Natural Events Calendar states that on June 15, the Bobwhite Quail hatch should be at its peak. So, give or take a few days, there should be some quail eggs cracking around Missouri. With 10 to 14 eggs per nest, the potential is there for a good increase in the number of quail...
Black crappie may set more than state record (06/23/11)
Thirty-five years is a long time for a state record to stand in the world of fishing. In Arkansas, three records have maintained that status longer than a 4-pound, 9-ounce black crappie caught by Danny Burfield of Ola, March 29, 1976. Donivan Echols, 11, of Mena, raised the record in Arkansas -- and perhaps in other parts of the world -- to an even 5 pounds June 6 when he pulled a true slab from Lake Wilhelmina, an Arkansas Game and Fish Commission facility in Polk County...
Death Notices for the week of June 23, 2011 (06/23/11)
Edna May Brown, 100, of West Plains, Mo., died June 7, 2011, at Brookhaven Health Care in West Plains. Arrangements by Clary Funeral Home of Alton, Mo. George "Barney" Bernard, 85, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died June 18, 2011, at Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehab Center in Ash Flat, Ark. Arrangements by Tri-County Funeral Home of Highland, Ark...
Elijah James Rhodes (06/23/11)
James and Kelly Rhodes, West Plains, are the parents of a baby boy, Elijah James, born at 6:53 p.m. June 11 at OMC. He weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and was 20 inches long. His sibling is Emma. Grandparents are David and Rita Goebel, Paragould, Arkansas, and Vicki Rhodes, Salem, Arkansas...
Keaton Sawyer Miller (06/23/11)
John and Melissa Miller, West Plains, are the parents of a baby boy, Keaton Sawyer, born at 6:33 p.m. June 6 at OMC. He weighed 8 pounds and was 21 inches long. His siblings are Canaan, 7, and Ansley, 5. Grandparents are Steve and Sherri Atkisson, Thayer; Bob and Gina Tucker, Thayer; Toni Johnson, Headland, Alabama, and the late Danny Miller...
Austyn Michael Haley (06/23/11)
Aaron Haley and Samantha Kindrick, West Plains, are the parents of a baby boy, Austyn Michael Haley, born at 6:10 a.m. June 6 at OMC. He weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce and was 21 1/4 inches long. His siblings are Taylor, Braiydan and Kaiydence. Grandparents are Brian and Melanie Hicks, Willow Springs; Kim Dillon, Houston, Texas; and Mike and Janita Haley, Mammoth Spring, Arkansas...
Mackenzie Lynn Kirkpatrick (06/23/11)
Dustin and Marissa Kirkpatrick, Alton, are the parents of a baby girl, Mackenzie Lynn, born at 11:07 p.m. June 3 at OMC. She weighed 7 pounds, 5 1/2 ounces and was 20 inches long. Her sibling is Emily, 2. Grandparents are Mike Barton; April and Dennis Bridges; and Greg and Jenette Kirkpatrick, all of Alton...
Richter --Roper (06/23/11)
The parents of Danielle Richter of Walnut Grove, Mo., and Chance Roper of Viola, Ark., are pleased to announce the couple's engagement and upcoming marriage on June 25, 2011, in Springfield, Mo. After a honeymoon trip to Cancun, Mexico, the couple will make their home in Viola...
Jones - McSpadden (06/23/11)
Allen and Rhonda Jones of Poughkeepsie announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Whitney Jones, to Garrett McSpadden, son of Alina and Eddie Grammer of Cave City and Mike McSpadden of Highland. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Scott and Deanna Jones of Poughkeepsie and Carolyn Sisney of Ash Flat and the late Jimmy Sisney. She is the great-granddaughter of Garland Branscum...
Polly Benton celebrates 90th birthday (06/23/11)
On May 29, Polly Benton celebrated her 90th birthday at the clubhouse at Backwater Landing, West Union, S.C., where she lives. Family and friends were there to share the occasion. Benton was a longtime resident of this area and owner of Mr. Christopher Antique Shop in Hardy. She was active in the Highland Lioness Club. She goes to Curves five days a week and bowls twice weekly. Benton received more than 150 birthday cards, many from friends in this area...
Izard County Sheriff's Report (06/23/11)
Eldenia Earlene Heath, 50, of Melbourne was arrested June 13 on two felony drug charges. Heath allegedly altered a schedule IV controlled substance prescription, changing the prescription for 90 diazepam pills to 190 pills. Heath is charged with obtaining a controlled substance by fraud/forgery, and possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver. Heath was released from the Izard County Detention Facility after receiving a court date...
Horseshoe Bend Police Report (06/23/11)
Dakota Rushin, 31, of Horseshoe Bend was arrested on June 15 on a Battery Third Degree warrant. Sgt. Sonny Gerringer was the investigating officer. Kelly Alberson, 33, of Horseshoe Bend was arrested for Disorderly Conduct on June 17. Lt. Carl Boles and James Hobbs were the arresting officers...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (06/23/11)
Edward French, 47, of Hardy was arrested on June 9 for failing to appear for DWI, Driving Left of Center, Drinking on Highway and No Liability Insurance. French was released from the Fulton County Jail on June 13 on $2,090 bond. Kaleb West, 24, of Henderson was arrested on June 13 for Theft of Property. West was released on June 15 on $500 bond...
Sharp County Sheriff's Report (06/23/11)
John William Buster Jr, 49, of Cherokee Village was arrested May 28 for DWI. Lou Annaliese Short, 29, of Paragould was arrested May 28 for failure to appear and failure to pay. Clarence Clark III, 22, of Paragould was arrested May 28 for public intoxication...
Cherokee Village Police Report (06/23/11)
James Snedecor, 47, of Cherokee Village was arrested May 27 for obstructing governmental operations and driver's license suspended. Mylissa Denny, 19, of Oxford was cited May 29 for disobeying a stop sign. Kennon Dahm, 19, of Cherokee Village was cited May 29 for disobeying a stop sign...