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Stories from Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Former Evening Shade man charged with rape (09/21/11)
A former Evening Shade man has been arrested for rape, after admitting he had sexually abused a female, beginning when she was nine years old, when he lived in Sharp County. The rape charges stem from multiple incidents in both Sharp and Lawrence Counties, where the suspect currently resides...
2011 North Central Arkansas District Fair set for Sept. 24 to Oct. 1 (09/21/11)
The 2011 North Central Arkansas District Fair is set to open Sept. 24 -- Oct. 1 in Melbourne Arkansas. The fair includes exhibitors and fair winners from Cleburne, Fulton, Independence, Izard, Sharp, Stone and Van Buren counties. This year's fair features a number of new events and something for everyone...
Elk's hold benefit for local veterans (09/21/11)
A Sept. 17 fundraiser at the Highland Elk's Club will help meet the needs of elderly veterans. Members and guests enjoyed a wonderful meal, music, dancing and entertainment. The Ladies of the Elks donated all of the desserts for the event. Elk member Merlyn D. Lind organized the fundraiser to help purchase lap robes for veterans in local nursing homes...
New Beginnings receives funds for ultrasound machine (09/21/11)
New Beginning Pregnancy Center in Ash Flat recently received a matching donation of $13,500 to help pay for a new ultrasound machine. Through the fundraising efforts of churches, civic organizations and local residents, the center was able to raise the first half of the required $27,000 cost...
Sharp County Sheriff's officers now certified dive team (09/21/11)
In light of the recent drownings in Sharp County, Sheriff Mark Counts scheduled staff training to certify them to assist other departments with water rescues that involve diving. Det. Sgt. Ken Guidry and Detective Dale Weaver took part in classes held both in Hardy and in Jordan, located in Baxter County...
Cats too much for Cavemen (09/21/11)
Louis Bozman field at Thayer High School was a sea of Red and Green as the Cave City Cavemen crossed the Arkansas state line to clash with the Thayer Bobcats in a non-conference football battle Sept. 16. Thayer and Cave City saw their seasons start at opposite ends of the spectrum, as the Cats came into the game with a 2-1 mark, while the Cavemen were still in search of their first victory of 2011...
Johnson's big night propels junior Rebs (09/21/11)
First-year junior high Head Coach Adam Carter and his Highland Junior Rebels overcame first game jitters by playing solid defense and relying on three long touchdown runs by freshman quarterback Avery Johnson to beat Hoxie, 26-12, at Highland on Sept. 2...
No change in trophy's locale (09/21/11)
The Sharp County Showdown travelling trophy awarded to the winner of the Cave City-Highland football contest will stay at the Highland campus another year. The Rebels weathered the Caveman double-wing offense, forced three turnovers and used a few big plays to earn a 35-0 opening-night win at Highland on Sept. 2...
Junior Rebs strike quick, top Cave City (09/21/11)
Three plays is all it took for the Highland Junior Rebels to jump out to a 16-0 lead. And then they hung on to beat the junior Cavemen, 28-16, at Cave City on Sept. 8. Junior Reb quarterback Avery Johnson started this game the way he ended last week's against Hoxie by busting through the line for a 43-yard scoring run. Brody Ninemire plunged in for the 2-point conversion and an 8-0 lead...
Host of junior Rebs in on scoring action (09/21/11)
With six different players being utilized on scoring plays, the junior Rebels are starting to become a complete offensive team. Not having to rely on quarterback Avery Johnson for all of their points, Highland beat the junior Warriors 36-8 at Westside on Sept. 15...
Speedy start, fast finish (09/21/11)
Facing their third pound-it and sweep-it offense in three weeks, Highland was able to jump out to 26-0 lead before Hoxie could right the ship. The Rebels stayed perfect on the season with a 39-21 victory over the Mustangs at Hoxie on Sept. 16. Even though junior running back Jordan Brewer had a four-touchdown night against Corning the previous week, Hoxie got a large dose of quarterback Sterling Stowers on the first drive...
Third annual Calico Rock Trout Tourney set (09/21/11)
Anglers from around the state will be heading to Izard County for the third annual Calico Rock Trout Tournament, scheduled for Sept. 24 on the White and North Fork Rivers. Registration begins at 7 a.m. at River Road Park in downtown Calico Rock. From Highway 5 at the bridge over the White River, turn onto Railroad Street and drive under the railroad tracks down to the park. Registration ends at noon. Weigh-in will be at the same location until 5 p.m...
Death Notices for Week of Sept. 22 (09/21/11)
Kimberlee Cole, 35, of Thayer, Mo., died Sept. 8, 2011, at NHC in West Plains, Mo. Arrangements by Clary Funeral Home of Thayer. Marvin Alan Hardwick, 43, of Alton, Mo., died Sept. 9, 2011, at his home. Arrangements by Clary Funeral Home of Alton. Emma Maxine Tinsley, 89, of Alton, Mo., died Sept. 13, 2011, at Mountain View Healthcare. Arrangements by Clary Funeral Home of Alton...
Charlotte Underwood (09/21/11)
Charlotte Grace Underwood, 90, of Ash Flat, Ark., died Sept. 9, 2011, at Ash Flat. She was born Aug. 18, 1921, in Chicago, Ill., to Hughe and Margaret Wallace. She was a housewife. She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband John Butler; husband, John Underwood; and one sister, Goergene Nealis...
Brooklyn Elizabeth Lee (09/21/11)
Richard and Angela Lee, Thayer, are the parents of baby girl, Brooklyn Elizabeth, born at 5:48 a.m. on Sept. 11 at OMC. She weighed 7 pounds, 9 1/2 ounces and was 20 inches long. Grandparents are Joe Harper, Thayer; Linda Harper Dispenza, Thayer; Stan Lee, St. Louis; and Linda Lee, Myrtle, Mo...
Wyatt Lee McIntyre (09/21/11)
Crystal Smith and Zachary McIntyre of Lawrence, Kan., proudly announce the birth of a son, Wyatt Lee McIntyre, born Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. He weighed 13 pounds and was 22 inches long. He is the great-grandson of Norma Sellers of Thayer, Mo...
Kasen Webster Cowart (09/21/11)
Rick and Rochelle Cowart of San Antonio, Texas, are the parents of a son, Kasen Webster Cowart, born July 17, 2011, at Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland Air Force Base. Kasen weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces and was 21 inches long. Grandparents are Ricky Cowart and Sandra Layne of Salem, Ark., and Jeff Bousson of Port Huron, Mich., and Deborah Langley of Frazer, Mich. Greatgrandparents are Manard and Helen Amason of Lineville, Ala., and Ralph and Rilla Cowart of Salem, Ark...
Fulton County Sheriff's Department (09/21/11)
Dennis Hutcherson, 43, of Thayer, Mo., who was arrested on July 27 for Aggravated Residential Burglary, Battery in the First Degree and Aggravated Assault, was released on Sept. 12 after posting bond. However, Hutchinson was extradited to Howell County on Sept. 13 to face separate charges there...
Izard County Sheriff's Report (09/21/11)
David Jeremy Wray, 33, of Salem was arrested on Sept. 8 for breaking and entering, a class "D" felony, and theft of property, a class "B" felony, in connection with the theft of an all terrain vehicle and batteries from property on Spring Hill Road in Oxford. Wray remains in the Izard County Detention Facility in lieu of $15,000 bond...
Sharp County Sheriff's Report (09/21/11)
Elmer James, 50, of Evening Shade was arrested Aug. 28 for assault and criminal mischief. Johnny Dewayne Farris, 28, of Cave City was arrested Aug. 28 for failure to appear. Angela Jean Jones, 46, of Salem was arrested Aug. 28 for DWI 2, expired driver's license, no seat belt and no proof of insurance...
Let Them Think Outside the Box (09/21/11)
As children, most of us can remember wanting to look like everyone else, wearing "fashionable" clothing and having the latest hairstyles. This just seems to be in the natural progression of things. But, what about the children who do not want to fit into society's "norm?" Should they be labeled as misfits or odd balls just because they think outside the box? After all, isn't that one of the things that breeds creativity and individuality?...
A Simple Solution to the Tax Problem (09/21/11)
As President Obama released his plan to trim the nation's defecit, one piece in particular has caught the attention of Congress -- the so-called Buffet Tax, named for billionaire Warren Buffet, which would raise the tax rate on the nation's rich. Already, the Republicans are claiming the so-called "Tax the rich strategy" to be worthless...