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Stories from Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Amick guilty of murder (07/06/11)
Sentencing set for August 15
New attorney to defend Richard Gordon in July re-trial (07/06/11)
When Viola resident Richard Gordon is retried this month on a murder charge, he will have a new attorney representing him. On May 11, Fayetteville attorney Larry Robert Froelich notified Stone County Circuit Court that he was taking over as Gordon's defense attorney...
Citizens for Better Government discuss local hot button issues (07/06/11)
During a three-hour meeting Friday, July 1, in Thayer, a citizens' group heard from legislators about numerous issues, including seatbelt laws, food safety and unclaimed creek gravel. Speakers at the Citizens for Better Government event were Missouri Sen. Chuck Purguson, Rep. Steve Cookson, Oregon County Presiding Commissioner Patrick Ledgerwood, former State Treasurer Wendell Bailey and Doreen Hannes of the Ozarks Property Rights Congress...
Salem Police investigate restaurant burglary (07/06/11)
A burglar or burglars broke into one Salem restaurant in the early morning hours of Friday, June 24, and tried, unsuccessfully, to enter another. The break-in at the Señor Carlos Restaurant, in the Sky Vue Shopping Center on Highway 62/412 West, was discovered about 2:30 a.m...
Superintendent speaks to chamber (07/06/11)
Highland School Superintendant James Floyd and recent honor graduate Madison Fuller were guest speakers at the June 21 meeting of the Spring River Chamber of Commerce at Cozumel Restaurant in Hardy. Chamber president Beth Bess welcomed the group to the meeting, which included guest Hazel Fesender. ...
Sheriff particpates in youth reading program (07/06/11)
As everyone knows, reading is an integral part of a child's life and, through reading, the basis for all other educational skills. Words and Afterwords in Hardy has implemented a weekly reading program for youngsters using local law enforcement and civic leaders...
Cherokee Village discusses animal control, annexation (07/06/11)
Animal Control issues, annexation of Cherokee Acres, issues with a water franchise fee and a one percent sales tax were the main topics at the June 23 meeting of the Cherokee Village City Council. Animal Control issues brought on a lengthy discussion among council members. Alderwoman Verna Mae Newman asked Cherokee Village Police Chief Rick Crook to review his monthly report with council as numerous members had questions regarding expenses related to the shelter...
Food Producers seek storefront location (07/06/11)
When hopes of an $800,000 grant to build a community produce center fell through, organizers of an Oregon County food producers' group quickly began searching other options. Headed by Couch resident Rachel Luster, the group met at Juggbutt's Coffee House in Alton on Saturday, June 25, to hear the next possibility of establishing a local food cooperative and artisans' market. It was the third such meeting since the idea was conceived in April...
Night time patrols nab three in Thayer (07/06/11)
Thayer police officers made three arrests on Thursday, June 29, while conducting surveilance on local businesses. Chief of Police David Bailey said night shift foot patrols were started after a rash of business burglaries. Clifford Niermann, 45, of Thayer was arrested for Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Resisting Arrest...
Fulton County woman sees mountain lion in yard (07/06/11)
A woman who lives in southern Fulton County recently informed her neighbors that she saw a mountain lion in her backyard. The woman, who asked not to be identified, told The News she was awakened by a loud screeching in the middle of the night in early June and, when she looked out her bedroom window, she saw a young mountain lion near her house...
Fireworks -- the good kind -- at Salem Assembly of God (07/06/11)
When the tent went up in the field next to the Salem First Assembly of God on Highway 62, it appeared that the church was planning an old time revival. But, a few days later, signs were posted announcing Uncle Sam's fireworks company was open for business...
Former Izard County man charged with animal cruelty in Baxter County (07/06/11)
Baxter County Deputies and Investigators seized ten horses from property on CR 213, also known as Iuka Road, near Mountain Home late on the evening of June 30. Deputies received a call around 4 p.m. Thursday from a concerned citizen that there were several dogs, cats and possibly some horses there were not being cared for at a residence on CR 213...
Batesville archery team wins national competition (07/06/11)
Many people dream of having the opportunity to compete in a national competition. A young group of Batesville students are living the dream. Eagle Mountain Magnet Elementary students swept the national competition with their archery shooting skills last month...
Bolt Memorial celebrates eighth edition (07/06/11)
One hundred and sixteen players competed on 29 teams to celebrate the 8th annual Tommy Bolt Memorial on June 25 at the South Golf Course in Cherokee Village. Teams included local players, along with those from a large number of communities throughout Arkansas and the surrounding states...
Harriet Bonita (Burk) Gordils (07/06/11)
Harriet Bonita (Burk) Gordils, 57, of Montgomery, Texas, was born on January 15, 1954, at Camp, Ark., the daughter of Herbert Jennings and Patricia Frances (McCraken) Burk. She departed this life on June 25, 2011, at her home in Montgomery, Texas. Bonita was united in marriage to Robert Francis Gordils on September 6, 1984, at Houston, Texas. She worked as a sales agent for Continental Airlines and was a member of the Camp Methodist Church in Camp, Arkansas...
Dale Verland "Dusty" Mohlman (07/06/11)
Dale Verland (Dusty) Mohlman was born on July 10, 1923, in Columbus, Neb. After working the wheat harvest and in CCC camps in the summers during high school, he joined the Marine Corps 1942, and saw action in Bouganville as part of the Carlson Raiders and later at Okinawa. ...
R. Clinton Hawkins (07/06/11)
R. Clinton Hawkins, 64, of Oxford, Ark., was born on May 30, 1947, in Walnut Ridge Ark., the son of Ralph S. and Lyla W. (Smith) Hawkins. He departed this life on June 29, 2011, at his home, at the age of 64 years and 30 days. Clinton was united in marriage to Mary Ellen Burleson on August 24, 1968, at Lead Hill, Ark. He worked as a licensed abstractor. Clinton was a member of the Wiseman Baptist Church...
Death Notices for Week of June 14 (07/06/11)
Dale Verland "Dusty" Mohlman, 87, of Thayer, Mo., died June 27, 2011, at his home. Arrangements by Barker Funeral Home. Lloyd Dale Martin, 82, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., was born May 22, 1929, in Stillwater, Okla., and passed away June 30, 2011, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. Arrangements by Clary Funeral Home of Mammoth Spring...
Layla Faith Risner (07/06/11)
Parents Chad Risner and Jessica Foster announce the birth of their daughter, Layla Faith Risner, on June 21, 2011. She weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces and was 19 and a half inches long. Her grandfather is James Foster and her grandmother is Tami Campbell...
Isenhower celebrates his 100th birthday (07/06/11)
On July 21, 1911, Vern Isenhower was born to John and Birchie Isenhower in Salem, Ark. Neighbors, friends and family celebrated. On July 21, 2011, Vern Isenhower, a resident of Louisburg, Kan., since the mid 1940s, will be 100 years old. Neighbors, friends and family are invited to the celebration...
"Do you want a good news story?" (07/06/11)
I'm working at my desk when the phone rings. "Do you want a good news story?" the voice on the other end asks. "That's what I'm here for," I replied. "Well, I live in Union, Arkansas, where that little tornado hit (in mid-May)," said the man, who identified himself as Robert Foster...
An open letter to the community (07/06/11)
Dear Editor: On Sunday June 26, I closed our restaurant, on one of our busiest days of the week, to take our entire 17 member crew on a float trip to the White River. We all enjoyed a well earned day of camaraderie and relaxation. The day was filled with laughter, sunburns, stories of difficult days at the Café that suddenly seemed hilarious. Our boat escort, Captain Don, was ever ready to rescue us from obstacles in the river-also hilarious! In summary: a safe, happy and truly satisfying day...