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Stories from Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Old Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Air Force reunion Aug. 8-13 (08/03/11)
The 118th annual Old Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Air Force Reunion will be held Aug. 8-13 at Mammoth Spring State Park. Mammoth Spring VFW Post 7831 and Ladies Auxiliary will sponsor the event. This year, the auxiliary will have a youth and adult talent show. At 7 p.m. Monday, the talent show will be for ages infant through 12 years...
Cave City prepares for Watermelon Festival (08/03/11)
The smell and taste of cool, sweet watermelon is one of the staples of summer, especially in Cave City, home of one of the state's largest watermelon producing areas. One thing Sharp County residents look forward to each year is the annual watermelon festival and the fun it entails...
Death row inmate appears in court (08/03/11)
Convicted death row inmate Steven Victor Wertz was in Sharp County Circuit Court on Monday, Aug. 1, for his second Rule 37 hearing. Wertz was taken to the courtroom on a walker, with the assitance of Sharp County Sheriff Mark Counts and Sharp County jailer Stanley Haney...
Deadly week on the Spring River (08/03/11)
A 41-year-old Lonoke woman drowned on Monday, July 25, while rafting on the Spring River. Just five days earlier, locals saved an out-of-town girl from nearly drowning in the same location, on falls near Rio Vista. Police reports indicate Roger McCord called Central Dispatch at 1:21 p.m. ...
Mammoth Spring controlled burn Aug. 2 (08/03/11)
The Mammoth Spring Volunteer Fire Department held a controlled burn Tuesday, Aug. 2, for a home at 550 Tate St. The home was damaged by fire a few months ago, so the homeowners, who now live in Springfield, requested the department to burn the structure to the ground. Firefighters use the opportunity for training. In this case, it was the hottest night of the year, so far...
From the SCA to the SEC (08/03/11)
Thayer native readies for another go-round in college football's toughest conference
Ash Flat City Council hires two (08/03/11)
Besides a lengthly executive session to discuss personnel issues, the July 18 meeting of the Ash Flat Council passed an ordinance, a resolution and established a new fleet gas card for the city. Council voted to obtain fleet cards for gas purchases from Murphy USA Wright Express...
Chamber supports Operation Postcard (08/03/11)
Hazelle Fesseden was the guest speaker for the monthly meeting of the Spring River Chamber of Commerce on July 19, hosted at Words and Afterwords in Hardy. In the absence of Beth Bess, Nancy Orr welcomed members and guests to the meeting and began with announcements...
Body of missing Paragould teen found (08/03/11)
A search in remote areas of both Sharp and Fulton County led to the discovery of the body of missing Paragould teen Zach Ware on Saturday, July 30. Ware was reported missing July 25 after leaving his Paragould home for football practice that afternoon. ...
3 generations of Miss Sharp County (08/03/11)
Three generations of Miss Sharp County: Miss Sharp County 2011, Hannah Huff, is joined by her mother (left), Michelle Cushman-Huff, Miss Sharp County 1987, and her grandmother (right), JoAnn Whitten-Cushman, Miss Sharp County 1967.
Death Notices for the week of Aug. 4 (08/03/11)
Willa Dean Taylor, 71, of Batesville, Ark., died July 29, 2011, at Batesville, Ark. Arrangements by Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City, Ark. Thomas Lee Garland, 70, of Cave City, Ark., died July 26, 2011, at Batesville, Ark. Arrangements Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City, Ark...
Steven Easton Corbin Sparks (08/03/11)
Steven Easton Corbin Sparks was born July 19 at UAMS Medical Center to Steven and Tanya Sparks of Highland, Ark. He weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and was 20 inches long. Maternal grandparents are James and Judy Brown of Dyess and Doris Brown and Bill Smallwood of Lepanto. Paternal grandparents are William and Diane Sparks of Hardy...
Presley Harper Brown (08/03/11)
Cole McNaughton announces the birth of his baby sister, Presley Harper Brown, who was born on Tuesday, July 19th, 2011 at 12:22 p.m. at White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. Presley weighed 9lbs. 0.6 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long. The proud parents are Dustin Brown and Sandra McNaughton...
Hurst -- Haley (08/03/11)
Wayne and Bonnie Hurst of Thayer, Mo., are happy to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Amy, to Derrick Haley, son of Joe and Becky Haley of Koshkonong, Mo. The bride graduated from Koshkonong High School in Koshkonong, Mo., in May 2011. The groom graduated from Koshkonong High School in May 2006 and is employed by Burlington-Northern Santa Fe Railroad...
Leslie James graduates from ASU (08/03/11)
Leslie James of Salem graduated with honors from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro May 7. James, a 2008 honor grad from Salem High School, received a bachelor of science in Interdisciplinary Studies. She graduated summa cum laude and has been accepted into the Doctorate of Physical Therapy at ASU and will begin working on that degree this fall...
Grif Stockley: "Are you sure you want me to speak to your group?" (08/03/11)
I went to a convention recently, the Arkansas Press Association Super Convention, and actually went to most of the sessions, instead of goofing around in Hot Springs. Well, I admit I did take a couple of Hot Springs detours, but I didn't stiff the company too bad...
From the Taxed Enough Already Party (08/03/11)
This year, holders of agricultural property in Izard County, as well as everywhere in Arkansas, will see an increase of their property taxes by an average of about ten percent. Since property values have declined significantly since the last re-assessment, one might wonder what is going on. ...