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Stories from Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Shelter holds successful fundraiser, receives dog food donation (07/13/11)
Problems with Cherokee Village Animal Shelter funding have been a hot topic in recent city council meetings. The issue seems to be the shelter's apparent inability to obtain donated pet food, as it had in the past, resulting in a rising cost for the city...
Alcohol believed to be cause of teen drowning (07/13/11)
Yet another life was claimed by the Spring River during the Fourth of July holiday weekend. Sharp County officials responded to a July 2 missing person report, which later turned out to be a drowning. According to a Sharp County Sheriff's Case report and 9-1-1 report, a call came into Central Dispatch from a woman stating she was at the L.B. ...
Woman arrested for embezzlement (07/13/11)
A woman accused of stealing over $9,000 from a local business and destroying computer records was arrested June 30 in Sharp County. Sherrie Lynn Herlein, 52, of Cherokee Village was charged with theft of property, a Class B felony, and unlawful act regarding a computer, a class A misdemeanor...
Man arrested for assaulting deputy (07/13/11)
The man accused of assaulting Sharp County Deputy Gary Mitchell was arrested July 6 in Woodruff County for an outstanding warrant. He was transported to Sharp County. Mitchell was assaulted and hospitalized following injuries incurred during the attempted arrest of John W. Smith, 21 of Poughkeepsie...
Fly fisherman furious at feather fanciers (07/13/11)
Feather extensions, worn in both men's and women's hair, can be seen coast to coast, a fashion statement, similar in nature to the 1970s disco-era feathers, yet more scaled back. It turns out that the feathers are at the front and center of a supply shortage for those who make and sell flies to the fishing industry...
Financial task force discusses options to overcome deficit (07/13/11)
With opinions as varied as the personalities of members of the Cherokee Village City Council, ways to address the city's $353,027 deficit once again came front and center at the Financial Task Force meeting. After seven months, the city is still scrambling to come up with a solution that is agreeable to all...
Farmer's Market and budget revision main topic of CV council (07/13/11)
Animal control and budget problems remained hot topics at the July 7 Cherokee Village City Council meeting. Prior to the approval of the agenda, Alderman Curtis Bratcher proposed an addendum, to address a reserve policy in respect to the city's budget. ...
Hospital options discussed (07/13/11)
It has been nearly a year since any news has came from the Sharp County Hospital Foundation, leaving the public wondering what, if any, option the county has to receive a medical facility. Following a natural gas meeting July 5, Judge Larry Brown discussed possible solutions to the issue of the county's need for a hospital...
Natural gas system once again proposed for Sharp County (07/13/11)
Sharp County natural gas is back on track at a reduced price, with no sign up fees and lower monthly cost. After months of weighing options for the county to get a natural gas system, a revenue bond could finally make a scaled down version of the proposed system a reality for residents...
Work complete on Rebel Memorial Field (07/13/11)
The Highland Rebel Booster Club met July 5 at the A. L. Hutson Activity Center. Club members were informed the field renovation project at Rebel Memorial Field is done and all work is complete. A crown was constructed on the field, drains were installed on the home sideline and tons of dirt were hauled to the field for sprigging a new playing surface...
Soles4Souls Project a success in Horseshoe Bend (07/13/11)
Horseshoe Bend United Methodist Church has completed a shoe collection campaign for the Soles4Souls Project. Over 1.5 billion pairs of shoes lay idle in American closets, many of which can be used to help those in need. This campaign was well-supported by Horseshoe Bend residents, and Rosebud United Methodist Church, Heber Springs United Methodist Church, Horseshoe Bend Eagles, Horseshoe Bend United Methodist Church and Hardy United Methodist Church...
From The Practice House to The Sheid (07/13/11)
Kentucky rockers roll into Mountain Home for Sheid Rockfest
Pancake Breakfast a success (07/13/11)
On the morning of July 4, Cherokee Village Fire Department volunteers hosted their annual pancake breakfast at the Baseheart fire station. There was a good turn out. The department would like to thank local residents for their support and the hard work and planning of volunteers, despite the scattered showers...
Death Notices for Week of July 14 (07/13/11)
Lora Jane Wright, 69, of Evening Shade, Ark., died July 2, 2011, at Batesville, Ark. Arrangements by Qualls Funeral Homes of Batesville. Loretta Ruth Combs, 76, of Thayer, Mo., died July 4, 2011, at her home near Thayer. Arrangements by Carter Funeral Home Inc. of Thayer...
Mary Evelyn Skidmore (07/13/11)
Mary Evelyn Skidmore, 77, of Salem, Arkansas, was born on March 9, 1934, in Salem, Ark., the daughter of Luther Sylvester and Nola Lou Barker. She departed this life on July 3, 2011, in Mountain Home, Ark. Evelyn was united in marriage to Udell Cleo Skidmore on July 30, 1953, in Kansas City, Mo. She was a homemaker and a member of the Salem Immanuel Southern Baptist Church...
George Elias Huett Jr. (07/13/11)
George Elias Huett Jr., 86, of Elizabeth, Ark., was born on March 5, 1925, in Elizabeth, Ark., the son of George Elias and Edna Mae (Shelton) Huett Sr. He departed this life on July 5, 2011, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Ark. George was united in marriage to Nova Joyce Smith on October 7, 1948, at Mountain Home, Ark.. ...
Riley --Busch (07/13/11)
Rick and Charlene Riley and Jeff and Raynea Busch are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their children, Sara Riley and Gage Busch. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Lester and Regina Riley of Thayer, Mo., and Noel and Willa Faye Mills of Mammoth Spring, Ark...
Look who just celebrated a birthday! (07/13/11)
Verna Jean Lefevers Cooper recently celebrated her birthday with family and friends at Cooper's Landing in Columbia, Mo. Cooper enjoys reading, singing and playing the piano. She graduated as valedictorian of her class at the age of 16 before marrying Charles Cooper and raising three children, who gave her three grandchildren...
Search warrants yield drugs and stolen items (07/13/11)
The Sharp County Sheriff's Department spend the last part of the week executing search warrants in Evening Shade and Cave City. According to a press release submitted by Sharp County Sheriff Mark Counts, on July 7, officers from the sheriff's department, Arkansas State Police and Cave City Police Department executed three search warrants at Hilltop Street and Hancock Lane in Evening Shade and on Dogwood Street in Cave City...
Angel Tree program soars (07/13/11)
Dear Editor, I used to think that Sharp County was a wonderful area to live in. The crime rate was low, there weren't any murders or robberies taking place and drugs weren't on the rampage. Sharp County residents still have a good heart for people in need. ...
Restaurant owner speaks up (07/13/11)
Dear Editor, I am responding to Tammy Curtis' article of June 23-29, concerning the Hardy City Council meeting. As a restaurant owner and resident in Hardy, I want to express my appreciation to Jeff Jackson and the work of the County Health Department. I find Jeff to be an asset to our community. He is always professional, courteous and, above all, fair with his assessment and review of public health and safety issues under his charge...
Car Cruise concerns (07/13/11)
To the Editor of the Villager Journal, in response to the June 23 article written by Tammy Curtis in regards to 'Hardy City Council Cruise Show Issues.' The article states that there were 'problems encountered during the Car Cruise' and that those problems stemmed from a 'discord' between the Hardy merchants and the city. ...