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Stories from Thursday, September 1, 2011

Public defender quits, many cases put on hold (09/01/11)
Many were called but few were dealt with during the Aug. 23 session of Fulton County Circuit Court. "The Public Defender for Fulton and Izard County has quit," Judge Tim Weaver glumly announced as court began. "We will be doing arraignments only today."...
Sheriff updates investigation into Leah Burch shooting death (09/01/11)
The July 30 shooting death of a Fulton County woman remains under investigation but, according to Sheriff Buck Foley, "All indications, at this time, lead us to believe that a single, self-inflicted gunshot was the cause of the death of Leah Burch."...
End possibly in sight for 'never-ending' road project on Highway 9 (09/01/11)
Many Izard County residents call it "the never-ending project." Others say they've gotten used to the "continual inconvenience." But years of work to improve traffic safety on State Highway 9 in the Brockwell-Melbourne area may finally wrap up...next summer...
Courthouse construction fixes electrical problem (09/01/11)
An electrical problem, which left the Fulton County Courthouse in the dark in mid-August, turned the south side of the square into a construction zone the week of Aug. 22. The problem began on Monday, Aug. 15, when county employees arrived to work to find the courthouse was without power...
Felony charges filed in fatal crash (09/01/11)
Felony charges of leaving the scene of an accident have been filed against a Brandsville man in connection with a fatal hit-and-run crash near Dawt Mill in Ozark County, according to Troop G of the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Howell County authorities issued an arrest warrant for Jeff Lundry, 42, of Brandsville on Aug. 22, charging him with leaving the scene of an accident that killed David Littrell, 58, of Norwood on Aug. 20...
Izard County Volleyball 2011 (09/01/11)
Lady Cougs set for year number two of volleyball at Izard County High School
Ninemire makes USSSA All-State team (09/01/11)
Brody Ninemire, 13, of Salem, was recently named to the 2011 USSSA All-State baseball team and was invited to participate in the All-Star Showcase in Springdale. Ninemire played this season with the 2A Arkansas Dirtbags, coached by Marty Ninemire and Greg Gilmore...
Harmon leads Cougs, Blevins medals for Salem (09/01/11)
Preston Harmon shot a 40 to earn medalist honors and help the Izard County Cougars take first place in a five-team golf match Aug. 23 at The Golf Course on Turkey Mountain. The Cougars' 126 topped Cave City, Ridgefield Christian, Mammoth Spring and Salem...
Youthful exuberance! (09/01/11)
Bobcats click in all phases of game, dump Class 3 Tigers again
Get more out of your bait with ice (09/01/11)
It is a simple hot weather fishing strategy, but many anglers don't follow the logical plan. Keep your bait cool, advise anglers with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. Minnows, worms, nightcrawlers, crickets, meal worms, wax worms all cannot take the kind of heat Arkansas is experiencing. Even if you go out at daybreak, the bait will suffer unless some cooling is used...
First-time striper angler sets state record (09/01/11)
"You're not going to believe this until you try it." According to Bruce Cunningham, that is what his brothers said when trying to persuade him to go fishing with them in June. Brad and Brock Cunningham had discovered the excitement of catching striped bass at Bull Shoals Lake, and they wanted to share it with their older brother...
Death Notices for the week of Sept. 1, 2011 (09/01/11)
Jo-Carroll McCullough, 62, of Thayer, Mo., died Aug. 25, 2011 at her home. Arrangements by Carter Funeral Home, Inc., of Thayer. Claude G. Dunne, Jr., of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Aug. 3, 2011 at the Futon County Hospital in Salem, Ark. Arrangements by Heath Funeral Home...
Ritzer --Anston (09/01/11)
Eugene and Hazel Anston and Jim and Mary Ritzer invite family and friends to help their children, Jamie and Anthony Anston, celebrate their marriage at a reception at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011, in the fellowship hall at Highland First Assembly of God Church, 33 Meadow Drive, Highland, Ark...
McBride -- Langston (09/01/11)
Russell and Theresa McBride wish to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Julia Beth, to Brent Langston, son of Larry and Vickie Langston. Brent is employed at North Arkansas Electric Co-op as a Senior Engineering Technician and GIS Supervisor...
Juanita Willbanks celebrates her 90th birthday (09/01/11)
The family of Juanita Willbanks wishes to thank everyone who helped them celebrate her 90th birthday. All those attending had an enjoyable time. Juanita had eight children, one of whom, Danny Willbanks, is deceased. Her surviving children were in attendance for her birthday. ...
Grieshabers celebrate 60th anniversary (09/01/11)
Sam and Em Grieshaber recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Their family and friends wish them congratulations and lots of love.
Izard County Sheriff's Report (09/01/11)
Donald Mallet, 37, of Calico Rock was arrested on Aug. 18 for public intoxication, assault on a household member, criminal mischief, and two counts of endangering the welfare of child. Izard County Deputies arrested Mallet after receiving a report that he had kicked the door to an apartment and was threatening a woman and her two children. Mallet remains in the Izard County Detention Facility...
Horseshoe Bend Police Report (09/01/11)
Jeff Smith, 48, of Salem was arrested on Aug. 25 an outstanding warrant for Failure to Pay Fines. Smith was released from the Fulton County Jail on Aug. 26 on his Own Recognizance. Michaele Cormier, 41, of Horseshoe Bend was arrested on Aug. 26 for Public Intoxication...
Salem Police Report (09/01/11)
Jeremy Nelson, 18, of Salem was arrested on Aug. 17 for Assault of a Family Member, Third Degree. Nelson was released from the Fulton County Jail on Aug. 18 on Own Recognizance bond. Adam Beard, 18, of Salem was arrested on Aug. 20 for Disorderly Conduct, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of an Instrument of Crime and Assault Third Degree. Beard was released from the Fulton County Jail on $1,365 bond...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (09/01/11)
William Utsey, 36, of Dallas, arrested on Aug. 12 for an outstanding Texas warrant, was extradited to Texas on Aug. 19. Jason Boyd, 29, of Salem was arrested on Aug. 15 for DWI Drugs, Driving Without Insurance, No Vehicle Tags and three counts of Child Endangerment. Boyd was released from the Fulton County Jail on Aug. 16 on Own Recognizance Bond...
Missouri Highway Patrol (09/01/11)
Rhonda R. Miller, 35, of Doniphan was seriously injured at 2:53 p.m. Aug. 28 when the 1996 Pontiac Sunfire she was driving eastbound on Highway 160, four miles east of Riverton, ran off the right side of the highway and hit a utility pole. Miller's passenger, David L. Conn, 44, of Doniphan sustained minor injuries. Neither was wearing a seatbelt. Miller was airlifted to a hospital in Memphis, Tenn...
Thayer Police Report (09/01/11)
Gary Lee Clark, 59, of Thayer was arrested Aug. 19 for domestic assault. He posted bond and was released. Jake A. Jewell, 18, of Thayer was cited Aug. 20 for loud and offensive moving tires. Malinda J. Stewart, 36, of Mammoth Spring was arrested Aug. 22 for shoplifting. She was released on her own recognizance...
Oregon County Sheriff's Report (09/01/11)
Jessica L. Kemper, 26, of West Plains was arrested on a West Plains warrant for failing to appear in court. Kemper posted $250 bond and was released.
To Tape or Not To Tape - Fulton County Quorum Court Got It Wrong (09/01/11)
On Sunday, Aug. 14, Fulton County made news all over the state when the Arkansas Democrat Gazette featured an article about our Quorum Court's decision not to allow its meetings to be videotaped by the news media or individuals. I posted The News story about the vote on the Write for Arkansas web site, which attracts readers from all over the country...