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Stories from Friday, December 2, 2011

Izard County teacher loses license for ethics violations (12/02/11)
A former Izard County Middle School teacher is one of two teachers who had their teaching licenses permanently revoked in November by the Arkansas Board of Education. Connie Noreen Sisk, who worked for the Izard County Consolidated School District, received the disciplinary action after an investigation concluded she was guilty of an ethics code violation...
Several Christmas events set for this weekend (12/02/11)
Thayer The Thayer Area Chamber of Commerce Christmas parade will be at 6 p.m. Dec. 3. The theme is "Lighting Hearts at Christmas." The crowning of the Thayer Little Miss and Mr. Merry Christmas and Junior Miss and Mr. Merry Christmas will be held after the parade in front of Bank of Thayer. Parade entrants will line up at 5 p.m. on Chestnut Street next to the old elementary school. For information, call Laree Rees at 417-264-3265...
Mammoth Spring readies for holiday home tour (12/02/11)
This year's Mammoth Spring Area Chamber of Commerce Holiday House Tour includes two Mammoth Spring area homes, a historic church and two rural Thayer homes. Those who agreed to open their homes to the tour began decorating from top to bottom before Thanksgiving...
Gonzalez, Villanueva plea deals called "fair to everyone" (12/02/11)
More than a year after Pablo Gonzalez was arrested for the murder of a co-worker, friends he made as the outgoing laid-back manager of the Seņor Carlos Restaurant still have a hard time believing Gonzalez, 42, could be a cold blooded killer. "I still just can't see him doing something like that," said one Salem resident, who regularly ate at Seņor Carlos, just to banter with Gonzalez...
KAIT's Ryan Vaughn visits Cherokee Elementary (12/02/11)
If you don't like the weather, stick around as it is sure to change, is something that is often said about Arkansas. This quickly changing weather presents a challenge and an exciting job for KAIT-8 chief meteorologist Ryan Vaughn. Although, it may not be as big a of challenge as keeping the attention of the entire first grade at Cherokee Elementary School...
Pay to Stay fees not being paid (12/02/11)
Sharp County recently implemented the "Pay for Stay" program, a daily charge to jail inmates, through a county ordinance, allowed under Arkansas Code 12-41-505. But fees being charged inmates are not getting paid as they should. The Sharp County Sheriff's Department proposed the fee to help offset rising costs of holding prisoners. ...
New CV Ordinance makes Landlords accountable (12/02/11)
A new ordinance establishing rental housing codes within the city was proposed at the Nov. 17 meeting of the Cherokee Village City Council. The City also repealed a recent Ordinance establishing a water franchise fee. Code Enforcement officer Glenn Harris explained to council the need for an ordinance for rental properties. ...
Koshkonong didn't ease into its 2011 basketball season opener. Rather, the Jays and Lady Jays jumped right into the fire with a trip to Viola to tip off the inuagural Marvin Newton Classic at the Longhorn Corral Nov. 25, squaring off against the bat (12/02/11)
Jays, Lady Jays fall to Viola in Marvin Newton Classic
Rebels jump into hot fire of conference battle (12/02/11)
Highland splits pair of 3-4A contests with Westside
November deer harvest tops last year's (12/02/11)
Missouri Hunters checked 190,089 deer during 11-day season
Share the Harvest working with local hunters (12/02/11)
The annual Share The Harvest program gives Missouri hunters an opportunity to donate deer to be processed and sent to more than 300 Missouri food banks. Last year about 5,700 hunters took deer to food banks, providing more than 300,000 pounds of venison...
AGFC shortens turkey season by two days (12/02/11)
Commissioners with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission recently shortened the turkey season from last year's total of 18 days to 16 days. The season framework was approved after a review of recent harvests and brood surveys, along with input from turkey hunters...
Death Notices for the week of Dec. 1, 2011 (12/02/11)
Jason Wayne Rogers, 29, of Viola, Ark., died November 23, 2011 at Missouri Baptist Medical Center in St. Louis, Mo. Arrangements by Barker Funeral Home of Salem, Ark. JoKay Smith, 67, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., died Nov. 22, 2011 at her home. Arrangements by Carter Funeral Home, Inc. of Thayer, Mo...
New Arrivals for the week of Dec. 1 (12/02/11)
Keshia Gail Seagraves Kenneth Seagraves and Jessica Putman, Warm Springs, Arkansas, are the parents of baby girl, Keshia Gail Seagraves, born at 1:30 p.m. on November 15 at Ozarks Medical Center. She weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long. Her siblings are Shane, Brian, and Scott...
Gordon and Nancy Barnett celebrate 50th anniversary (12/02/11)
In honor of Gordon and Nancy Barnett's 50th wedding anniversary, their children and grandchildren request the pleasure of your company at a reception on Sunday, Dec. 11, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Orange Room of North Arkansas Electric. Gordon and Nancy (Clayton) were married on Dec. 8, 1961 in Salem...
Izard County Sheriff's Report (12/02/11)
Dalton Ray Erwin, 22, of Oxford and Amy Marie Smith, 33, of Oxford were arrested Nov. 24 for criminal trespass. The couple allegedly occupied another person's house in Oxford without permission. Erwin remains in the Izard County Detention Facility in lieu of $605 bond, while Smith was released on Nov. 26 after posting bond...
Salem Police Report (12/02/11)
Brittany Burch, 25, of Salem was arrested on Nov. 26 for Domestic Battery Third Degree. Burch was released from custody on Nov. 27 after posting $485 bond. Daniel Pierce, 29, of Salem was arrested on Nov. 26 for Domestic Battery Third Degree. Pierce was released on Nov. 27 on $485 bond...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (12/02/11)
Johnathan Brown, 18, of West Plains, who was arrested on a Washington state Child Molestation warrant, was transferred from the Fulton County Jail to the Izard County Detention Center on Nov. 23. Anthony Mejia, 27, of Salem, who was arrested on Nov. 9 on a Failure to Appear warrant, was released on Nov. 22 after a Circuit Court appearance...
Missouri Highway Patrol (12/02/11)
Robin J. Hunsperger, 49, of Koshkonong sustained minor injuries at 8:17 a.m. Nov. 26 when the 1999 Ford Ranger she was driving northbound on Route PP six miles west of Koshkonong was struck by a 2000 Ford F-150 as Hunsperger was making a left turn into a driveway...
Thayer Police Report (12/02/11)
Amber R. McCreless, 30, of Coaling, Ala., was arrested Nov. 24 for driving while suspended. Bond was set at $325. Sara E. Romano, 35, of Warm Springs, Ark., was arrested Nov. 24 for driving while intoxicated and failing to drive on the right side of the roadway. Bond was set at $524...
Oregon County Sheriff's Report (12/02/11)
Dexter M. Crider, 24, of Pekin, Ill., was arrested at 12:30 a.m. Nov. 27 for felony unlawful use of a weapon. He remains in jail on a $2,500 cash-only bond. Marty J. Bates, 49, of Alton turned himself in on a misdemeanor warrant for driving while suspended. He paid $500 cash bond and was released...
Classic a fitting tribute to legendary namesake (12/02/11)
Marvin Newton was one fierce competitor on the basketball court, a prolific scorer who could put the ball into the basket from anywhere he wanted -- with amazing ease. Playing in an era before the 3-point arc was even a thought, Newton averaged over 30 points per game, a stat that cements him as one of the all-time great Arkansas high school basketball players...