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Stories from Friday, September 9, 2011

New law makes contractors accountable (09/09/11)
Act 1208, a new law that will go into effect January 1, 2012, will require contactors and subcontractors who perform over $2,000 in work, to meet residential licensure requirements. Previously, subcontractors were allowed to work under licensed contractors, and were required to be licensed only if the project was over $20,000 in both labor and materials...
Humvee to be utilized by coroner's office (09/09/11)
After having flats on the coroner's van while responding to a recent death in a rural area, Sharp County Coroner Doug Wortham recognized the need to obtain a vehicle that could respond in rugged terrain. Wortham said, "After one of the last deaths, I came out with flat tires on my van. That made me think that we needed to do something different." He began working on obtaining such a vehicle...
Sharp County law enforcement seizes marijuana plants (09/09/11)
Sharp County's annual marijuana eradication effort yielded 23 plants and two arrests on Aug. 31. The Sharp County Sheriff's Department, in collaboration with Arkansas State Police, Third Judicial Drug Task Force, the Drug Enforcement Agency, the Civil Air Patrol from Jonesboro and Arkansas Game and Fish, participated in helicopter fly overs and ground survellience to detect marijuana growing in areas of the county...
Cougars win at South Course (09/09/11)
The Izard County Cougars came out on top of Highland in a golf match Aug. 30 at the South Golf Course in Cherokee Village. The Cougars shot a team score of 125, while the Rebels finished with a 150. Zack Logan paced Izard County with a 38, good for medalist honors...
Bone Collectors pick up more first-place awards (09/09/11)
The Bone Collectors recently took the championship game of the Izard County Babe Ruth Late Summer League. The squad defeated the home team, Izard County, 7-5 in the title clash. The Bone Collectors have completed their second season with an overall record of 22-5 and a combined 43-8 the past two seasons combined...
Lowell Emmett Ozbirn (09/09/11)
Lowell Emmett Ozbirn, 97, of Salem, Ark., was born on January 28, 1914, in Salem, Ark., the son of Raymond Mack and Nellie (Gargus) Ozbirn. He departed this life on August 31, 2011, at Southfork Therapy and Living Center in Salem, Ark. Lowell was united in marriage to Vola Gertrude Hall on November 12, 1932, at Hardy, Ark. He was a farmer and a member of the Salem Church of Christ in Salem, Ark...
Zander Patrick Hall (09/09/11)
Charlie and Vanessa Hall of Jonesboro are the parents of Zander Patrick Hall, born Aug. 26, 2011, at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital. Zander weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces and was 21 inches long. Grandparents are Paul and Linda Hall, Roxanne Lewis and Dennis and Dianna WeHe. Great-grandparents are Bill and Frances Lewis, Sue Ross and the late Pat Ross...
I am my mother's daughter (09/09/11)
My mom is literally a part of me. You can't say that about many people, except relatives and organ donors. ~Carrie Latet When we are younger, we always assume we know what's best for us -- often to our detriment. But, that's part of growing up and learning from our mistakes...
Disappointed in Sharp County turnout (09/09/11)
Dear Editor: There was a public meeting held on Sunday, August 21st at the Hutson Building next to the Highland High School in Highland, Ark. There are 12,000 people in Sharp County. There was less than 500 hundred people at this meeting. I am disappointed in the people of Sharp County...
Ozark Action thanks community (09/09/11)
Dear Editor: Ozark Action would like to thank everyone who participated in the recent Oregon County Back to School Fair. As always, this event was a huge success. We greatly appreciate the vendors who participated, including Oregon County family Support Division, Health Department, Public Library, Twin Pines Conservation Center, CLAIMS, Missouri Department of Transportation, Southeast Ripley County Family Clinic, Oregon County Community Health Center and Dental Center, IMPACT, Missouri Career Center, Ozark Independent Living, Howell Oregon Electric Co-op, Christos House, Shady oaks Health Care Center and Walmart Vision Center.. ...
Searching for Wilson and Bridges relatives (09/09/11)
Dear Editor: In mid-September, relatives of the Wilson and Bridges families will be visiting the Fulton County area to search for additional history of that area during the war between the states. Our family had relatives named Wilson and Bridges in the area. We have considerable history of the area, which we will share with others who can provide us information in return...
Congratulations to Jeff Pope (09/09/11)
Dear Editor: It was so good to see the article and picture on plumber Jeff Pope in this week's paper. Our congratulations and a thank you to him -- God's angel, we called him, when he walked in to do some work last week and helped my husband up, who had passed out...
Cherokee Village financial struggles (09/09/11)
Editor: For months, I have been reading about the financial struggles of Cherokee Village. Now, I want to offer my observations. Let me start by saying I am not a college graduate. I have no degree in bookkeeping or economics. I was raised on a farm where I was taught good, old common sense, which is obviously lacking in our city government. In the first place, there was never enough business located in the village to sustain the city, nor is there now enough business to keep it going...