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Stories from Thursday, January 5, 2012

$1,000 Reward offered after vandalism spree in Viola area (01/05/12)
The Fulton County Sheriff's Department is investigating a Christmas Day outbreak of vandalism at rural cemeteries and churches, at Mount Calm and between Viola and Bexar, in western Fulton County. "We need to get this stopped, because it's ridiculous," Viola Mayor Jackie Estes told The News, as he offered a reward to help with the police investigation...
Missouri voters may be asked to hike cigarette tax (01/05/12)
Missouri voters may be asked in 2012 whether the states's cigarette tax, now lowest in the nation, should be raised. Secretary of State Robin Carnahan has announced that seven initiative petitions relating to local taxes on cigarettes or tobacco products have met state standards for circulation...
Benefit to be held Jan. 8 for 'Big John' Homod at Hutson Center (01/05/12)
On Sunday, Jan. 8, a benefit concert will be held at the A.L. Hutson Center, at 2 p.m., for Big John Homod, owner of Downhome Country Kitchen in Hardy, who has been diagnosed with Stage 3 cancer. Entertainers appearing at the event include: The River Girls (Sandra and Donna Rhoades and Brenda Barnett), David Lynn Jones and Friends, the Billy Joe French Band, Sara Jo Roark, Garrett Duncan, Joseph Holloway, Gary Rounds, Aaron Sharp, Mike Asher and many others...
Lady Pirates face bigger foes in Mountain Home (01/05/12)
The Calico Rock Lady Pirates opened play in the Ultimate Ford/1st Arkansas Bail Bonds tournament with a 82-58 setback to Class 5A Greenwood Dec. 28 at The Hanger in Mountain Home. The going was tight at first, with the Class 1A defending state champs from Calico Rock (17-5) trailing by just four, 15-11, after one...
Cougars stopped by unbeaten T-Wolves (01/05/12)
The Cedar Ridge T-Wolves remained unbeaten on the season with a 56-35 victory over the Izard County Cougars in the semi-final round of the 65th annual Northeast Arkansas Tournament Dec. 29 at the Convocation Center in Jonesboro. Second-seeded Cedar Ridge opened the game on a 12-0 run and never looked back...
Cats end Cabool Tourney with win over Eagles (01/05/12)
Sixteen teams were lined up for competition in the 2011 Cabool Holiday Tournament on Dec. 26, 2011. The second-seeded Thayer Bobcats handily took care of their first round (16th-seeded) opponent, Summersville, with a 65-26 victory. Second-round action was perhaps the Bobcats' most challenging game to date, as they took on the Class 3 Licking Wildcats, who are ranked fifth in the state...
Bears clipped at buzzer by powerful Panthers (01/05/12)
They may have been the smallest school in the field, but they were certainly not pushovers. It took a last-second shot for Class 6A Benton to knock off Class 1A Mammoth Spring, 44-42, in the opening round of the Ultimate Ford/1st Arkansas Bail Bonds Tournament Dec. 27 at The Hanger on the campus of Mountain Home High School...
Homework pays off for young elk hunter (01/05/12)
Ben Brasuell did his homework. As a result, several teachers at Benton Junior High School will enjoy some tasty elk summer sausage. Brasuell, 14 and an eighth-grader, scouted the elk country of the Buffalo River "six or seven times" after winning a permit to hunt for an antlerless elk at the Buffalo River Elk Festival in June...
Chastain, Knoedl promoted to AGFC deputy directors (01/05/12)
Ricky Chastain and Mike Knoedl, with a total of 59 years with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission between them, have been promoted to deputy directors of the agency. Chastain has been assistant chief of wildlife management. Knoedl, with the rank of colonel, has been chief of enforcement...
Izard County Sheriff's Report (01/05/12)
Tobey Lashane Wallace, 18, of Horseshoe Bend was arrested on Dec. 21 on a warrant charging him with felony theft by receiving. Wallace was allegedly involved in a Dec. 10 Izard County burglary. Wallace was released from the Izard County Detention Facility on Dec. 24 after posting $5,000 bond...
Thayer Police Report (01/05/12)
Dennis W. Nicholson, 36, of Couch was cited Dec. 27 for failure to register a motor vehicle. Sandra Lee Westberry, 29, of Thayer was cited Dec. 28 for failure to register a motor vehicle and no proof of insurance. Alicia White, 24, of Thayer was cited Dec. 31 for failure to register a motor vehicle...
Alton Police Report (01/05/12)
Thomas H. Wall, no age given, of Alton was arrested Dec. 30 for assault. Bond was set at $500. He has a court date of Jan. 25.
Oregon County Sheriff's Report (01/05/12)
In was incorrectly reported last week that Crystal Joy Simmons and Brian D. Tune of Alton were arrested Dec. 20 for misdemeanor domestic assault. Both were issued summons to appear in court Jan. 25.
Missouri Highway Patrol (01/05/12)
Arline P. Ebarb, 64, of Alton sustained minor injuries at 7:10 p.m. Dec. 31 when the 2005 Ford Freestyle she was riding in was hit from behind as it was stopped in traffic on Highway 160 a half-mile west of West Plains. The Ford, driven by Benjamin H. ...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (01/05/12)
Marcus Blalock, 24, of Mammoth Spring was arrested on Dec. 21 on two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance. Blalock was released from the Fulton County Jail on Dec. 21 on $820 bond. Nicholas Box, 26, of Jonesboro was arrested on Dec. 23 for DWI, Refusal to Submit to Testing, Failure to Maintain Control of Vehicle and No Insurance. Box was released on Dec. 23 on $2,900 bond...
Cherokee Village Police Report (01/05/12)
Marie McNaughton, 24, of Cherokee Village was cited Dec. 16 for no drivers license and no seat belt. Martha Williams, 74, of Cherokee Village was cited Dec. 17 for speeding. Jeffery Williams, 21, of Ash Flat was cited Dec. 17 for speeding. Sarah Hester, 22, of Ash Flat was cited Dec. 17 for speeding,...
Sharp County Sheriff's Report (01/05/12)
Steven Oberbeck, 26, of Hardy was arrested Dec. 2 on bench warrants for residential burglary, theft by receiving and theft of property. Clarence Levi Wilson, 55, of Williford, was arrested Dec. 2 on Bench warrant for failure to appear. Ginger Rogers Herron, 33, of Hardy was arrested Dec. 2 for possession of a controlled substance and no vehicle license...
Something about 2012 Has Been Dogging Me (01/05/12)
Without fail, at least two hours before a thunderstorm passes over our little piece of the Ozarks, our two 12-year-old chow-hounds begin pacing like panthers. When the meteorologists report a storm brewing, I watch the dogs. If they are at peace, so, too, am I...