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Stories from Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Groups seek donations for Sharp County Fairgrounds air conditioning (07/27/11)
When the Sharp County Fair is mentioned, several things come to mind -- such as the pageants, exhibits, livestock shows and contests, and, of course, carnival rides and great food. It's all fun and hot. How hot it is during the fair, with no place to cool down, is often a main conversation topic for many fairgoers...
Highland natural gas project moving forward (07/27/11)
Natural gas is one of the main public utilities that can help bring economic development to an area. Following a July 18 meeting at Highland City Hall, natural gas is one step closer to becoming a reality for residents of Sharp County. The planning meeting with Sharp County Judge Larry Brown, city mayors and other officials, was held to discuss mailing user agreements to potential gas customers...
Highland FD uses new turnouts to fight fire (07/27/11)
Hot temperatures are always a challenge for firefighters, but, for nearly 20 area firefighters, July 20 and it's 106 degree temperatures was one of the most grueling days they can remember. Just before 2 p.m., firefighters with the Highland Fire Department were called out in the excruciating heat to fight a structure fire at 34 Highland Lane...
Cherokee Village workers remember David Crayne (07/27/11)
On Thursday, July 21, a simple, black wreath hung on the front door of Cherokee Village City Hall and the city flag was at half mast to honor Street Superintendent David Crayne, who died that morning. Crayne, 61, worked for the Road and Streets Department since 2003, and was remembered by his crew as "more than a boss."...
Hospital or ER, county tax or quad-city tax? (07/27/11)
When residents of the Sharp County area are asked the single most important issue need in the county, the answer is, hands down, the establishment of a hospital. Many of the area's large population of retirees frequently move out of the area to be nearer to their health care providers, taking with them valuable tax dollars the county needs to grow and develop. The main undecided issue is how to move forward with making the dire need a reality...
Irene Baker to celebrate 90th birthday (07/27/11)
Irene Baker of Cherokee Village, formerly of West Terre Haute, Ind., will celebrate her 90th birthday on Aug. 2 at her home with family and friends, hosted by her daughters, Lynne Day of Terre Haute, Ind., and Connie Searcy of Indianapolis, Ind. Irene and her husband, Clifford, who died in 1999, moved to Arkansas in 1983 after Clifford retired from Stran Steel Corporation in Terre Haute. They lived in West Terre Haute more than 30 years...
New cigarette warning labels an eyeful (07/27/11)
Thirty years ago, I saw an article in Readers Digest that changed my life, one for which I am forever thankful. Actually, I no longer recall whether it was a story or an advertisement, but what caught my attention were photos of two women the same age (40, I think) -- one who smoked and the other who did not...
It's fair time! (07/27/11)
County fairs are one of the things I have truly come to treasure about living in small town Arkansas. Growing up in New York, we had nothing like these wonderful, family friendly events. Seeing the community come together and celebrate the hard work of their neighbors, of their children and of their friends is a special thing indeed...