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Stories from Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Breaking News Oregon County deputy sheriff arrested (10/12/11)
For the second time in less than a year, an Oregon County Sheriff's Department deputy has been arrested and charged with a felony. The latest incident involves deputy Darrin G. Sorrell, 32, of rural Thayer, who was charged Oct. 12 in Oregon County Circuit Court with felony stealing by coercion...
Sharp County to give flu shots in Highland (10/12/11)
The Sharp County Health Unit will give flu shots from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 28 at the A.L. Hudson Center in Highland. There will be no out-of-pocket expense. Those who do not have health insurance will not be asked for payment.
Salem FCCLA 'Cupcakes for a Cure' on Oct. 14 (10/12/11)
Help Support FCCLA and the Salem Greyhounds during October Breast Cancer Awareness Month Salem FCCLA (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America) will host a "Cupcake for a Cure" bake sale during the October 14, 2011 Salem Greyhound football game, selling cupcakes to support breast cancer awareness. ...
Body of missing woman found (10/12/11)
The body of a Cushman woman, 71-year-old Anna Faye Cowden, was found on Oct. 10, in a remote area of Izard County. Cowden had been the subject of an alert issued by the Independence County Sheriff's Office, after she was reported missing on Oct. 1 by her family...
Local entrepreneurs decide to create their own jobs (10/12/11)
When Rusty's Oil Express on Highway 62/412 closed this summer, Buddy Nelson was out of work. Nelson, who began working at Rusty's in 2003 while still a student at Salem High School, decided to stay in the tire and lube business, and recruited his brother, Robert, to join him...
WRAAA to assist area residents with Medicare Prescription Drug enrollment (10/12/11)
Medicare beneficiaries will have an opportunity to sign up for a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan beginning Oct. 15 through Dec. 7. "This is earlier than in previous years," according to Ed Haas, Executive Director of the White River Area Agency on Aging. "This is the open enrollment period for all beneficiaries."...
Lady Bobcats push past Alton (10/12/11)
The Thayer Lady Bobcats visited Alton's Lady Comets Oct. 4 for a make-up softball game. The Lady Cats got two quick runs in the first, but a base-running error ended the inning. Lady Bobcat Head Coach B.J. Adams was holding Thayer pitchers in reserve for upcoming district games. After several walks and scores by Alton, the Lady Cats were in a big hole, 10-2, by the end of the first...
Bobcats overpower Houston (10/12/11)
In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, most of the Thayer Bobcat football team wore pink socks and gloves for their game with the Houston Tigers Oct. 7. All of the state champion Bobcat cheerleaders were wearing knee socks andshorts with a pink bow painted on their cheek and pink bows in their hair...
Hounds are the real deal (10/12/11)
Just past the mid-way point of the 2011 football season, it looks like this group of Salem Greyhounds is the real deal. Those left with any doubts should just ask the Cross County Thunderbirds about this group of Greyhounds. The T-Birds flew into Greyhound Stadium for a 3-2A Conference matchup with Salem Oct. 7, but by the end of the contest, Cross County was so battered and bruised that its wings could surely flap no more...
Cougars do it again! (10/12/11)
You can now call the Izard County Cougars back-to-back champions. Paced by their senior left-hander, Preston Harmon, the Cougars notched their second straight Class 1A State Golf Tournament title, Oct. 4, at The Course on Turkey Mountain in Horseshoe Bend...
National Hunting Dog competition on tap (10/12/11)
The first annual Arkansas Fall Classic squirrel and coon dog competition will be held Oct.15 at the Sharp County Fairgrounds, as a benefit for the New Beginnings Pregnancy Help Center of Ash Flat. This national competition is sanctioned by the Kemmer Stock Breeders Association (KSBA) as a championship competition promoting the Kemmer strain of Mountain Curs...
Phillips crowned Mrs. Ozark America (10/12/11)
Ruth Anne L. Phillips was recently chosen as Mrs. Ozark America. She will compete for the Title of Mrs. Arkansas America at the Hot Springs Convention Center in Hot Springs on Nov. 12. Phillips is the wife of Patrick Phillips. They have five children, six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. ...
Wanda Mae Collins Davis (10/12/11)
Wanda Mae Collins Davis was born the daughter of Joe Davis Collins and Ida M. England Collins on Nov. 22, 1936, in Mammoth Spring, Ark., and departed this life on Oct. 5, 2011, in Thayer, Mo., at the age of 74 years. She was united in marriage June 27, 1953, in Mammoth Spring, Ark., to William Fred Davis, who preceded her in death Nov. 1, 2000...
Arlene Elizabeth Gates (10/12/11)
Arlene Elizabeth Gates, 88, of Ash Flat, Ark., was born on April 29, 1923, in Rockton, Ill., the daughter of Lyle Edward and Mildred (Nuttle) McMaster. She departed this life on Oct. 4, 2011, at Hospice of the Ozarks Hospice House in Mountain Home, Ark...
Marian Rhudene Smith (10/12/11)
Marian Rhudene "Rhudy" Maguffee Smith, 79, died peacefully at home, on Tuesday morning Oct. 4, 2011, surrounded by her family. The ninth of 10 children, she was born on Sunday, Aug. 28, 1932, in Camp, Ark., to Lehman and Zora (Golden) Maguffee. Mom was known by her family and friends as mom, nanny, nanny-great, Deanie, and Rhudy...
Margrette Harber (10/12/11)
Margrette Harber, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late Walter Farr and Lona Caldwell Farr, was born Jan. 13, 1933, in Tribby, Okla. She died Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011, at Southfork River Therapy and Living Center in Salem, Ark., at the age of 78 years, 8 months, 25 days...
Lou Ann Langle (10/12/11)
Lou Ann (McKnight) Langle, 56, of Ash Flat, Ark., was born on Oct. 1, 1955, in Kansas City, Mo., daughter of James Elam and Beatrice Louise (Richardson) McKnight. She departed this life on Oct. 6, 2011, at her home. Lou Ann was united in marriage to James Edward Langle on June 10, 1984, at Hardy, Ark. She was a longtime employee of KSAR Radio as a news and program director and, before that, an insurance agent. She was a member of the Spring River Baptist Church, Hardy, Ark...
Death Notices for Week of Oct. 13 (10/12/11)
Marian Rhuden "Rhudy" Smith, 79, of Kansas City, Mo., formerly of Camp and Salem, Ark., died Oct. 4, 2011. Arrangements by Floral Hills Funeral Home of Kansas City, Mo. Arlene Elizabeth Gates, 88, of Salem, Ark., died Oct. 4, 2011, at Hospice of the Ozarks Hospice House in Mountain Home, Ark. Arrangements by Barker Funeral Home Chapel of Salem, Ark...
Armstrong -- Hopper (10/12/11)
Bradley and Vickie Armstrong, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., announce the engagement and forthcoming wedding of their daughter, Kelsey Armstrong, to Joshua Hopper, son of Gentry and Kathy Hopper, Myrtle, Mo. Kelsey is the granddaughter of Jerry and Mary Turner, and Ernie and Lana Armstrong, all of Mammoth Spring...
Johnston -- Richardson (10/12/11)
Doug and Darla Johnston announce the wedding of their daughter, Dedra Johnston, to Tyler Richardson, son of Wayne and Tina Mangrum and Richie and Angie Richardson. The wedding will be at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, at the Boy Scout Camp in Viola, Ark...
Missouri Highway Patrol (10/12/11)
Two Doniphan residents and four others sustained moderate injuries in a two-car crash at 12:53 p.m. Oct. 9 on Highway 160 and Route M three miles west of Fairdealing. Benny Hancock, 68, of Fairdealing was eastbound in a 2007 Chevrolet when his vehicle was hit in the rear by a 1994 Chevrolet driven by Brittnee Spradling, 20, of Dexter, according to the patrol. ...
Oregon County Sheriff's Department (10/12/11)
Lester Joseph Wood, 36, of Koshkonong received a court summons on Oct. 8 for Failure to Register Motor Vehicle and No Insurance. Nathan J. Milligan, 38, of Alton received a court summons on Oct. 9 for No Insurance.
Salem Police Department (10/12/11)
Samantha Wiggins, 39, of Cherokee Village was arrested at the Fulton County Hospital on Sept. 30 for Disorderly Conduct and Public Intoxication. Wiggins is being held in the Izard County Detention Facility in lieu of $570 bond.
Fulton County Sheriff's Department (10/12/11)
Henry Garland Starling Jr., 45, of Fayetteville, was arrested in Fulton County on Oct. 3 for being in possession of a suspected stolen motorcycle. The Fulton County Sheriff's office suspected the motorcycle had been stolen in Baxter County. It contacted the Baxter County Sheriff's office, which received a report from a Gamaliel resident that his motorcycle and $800 had been stolen, by three people who had visited his home. ...
Izard County Sheriff's Report (10/12/11)
William Roy Bennett, 59, of Franklin was arrested on Oct. 7 on drug related charges in Missouri. During a search of his property, illegal drug items were found. Bennett is being held in the Izard County Detention Facility on an investigative hold. Carl Benjamin Vannatter, 25, of Pineville was arrested on Oct. 3 on four theft related crimes. Vannatter is being held in lieu of $35,000 bond...
Golf coach thanks community, players for state championship (10/12/11)
Dear Editor, On behalf of the Izard County High School Boys Golf Team, I want to thank many people who helped turn a dream into a reality. On Oct. 5, the Izard County Boys Golf Team captured its second consecutive golf state championship. Winning a state championship in any sport is very difficult to do, but winning consecutive championships is merely a dream for most. It takes a lot of hard work and commitment in preparing and hosting a state tournament...