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Stories from Thursday, January 12, 2012

Drasco man assaults Izard County Deputies (01/12/12)
Travis Lee Reed, 32, of Drasco is facing four charges after allegedly assaulting Izard County Deputies in a Dec. 31 incident in Franklin. Deputies responded to two addresses on Main Street in Franklin after the report of a fight in progress. Chief Investigator Charles Melton approached a man, later identified as Reed, and said he was responding to a call of a fight. ...
Thayer commercial buildings attract out-of-town buyer (01/12/12)
If trucking company owner James Rheuark's plan works out as he envisions, downtown Thayer will see some major changes in upcoming months. Rheuark, of Steele, bought the commercial building owned by Ron Cornelius at 101 Chestnut St., most recently occupied by TCB Cafe and Banquet Room Rheuark plans to re-open the site as a restaurant. He also bought the old billiards hall two doors down, although he has not yet established whether he will open a donut shop or pizza parlor there...
Hardy couple indicted in federal drug case (01/12/12)
Officers from the Sharp County Sheriff's Department and Highland Police Department served a Federal warrant on a Hardy couple on Christmas Eve. Dennis and Jennifer Destefano were arrested following a lengthy investigation into their attempts to illegally obtain and distribute Oxycodone...
Assistant Fire Chief charged in largest meth bust in Sharp County history (01/12/12)
Mickel Neal Couch, the Nine Mile Ridge Assistant Fire Chief, has been charged in the largest methamphetamine bust in Sharp County history. His arrest follows a lengthly investigation by the Sharp County Sheriff's Department and the Third Judicial District Drug Task Force. The arrest recovered over a half pound of methamphetamine, with a street value of over $240,000, and $51,850 in cash...
Horns fall to hot-shooting West Fork (01/12/12)
The West Fork Tigers were more than dialed-in from long-distance range in the quarterfinals of the 38th annual North Arkansas College Invitational Tournament Jan. 5, knocking down five 3-pointers in the first frame, en route to a 57-40 win over the Viola Longhorns at Pioneer Pavillion...
Izard County wins at Kell Classic (01/12/12)
The Izard County Lady Cougars opened play at the annual George Kell Classic with a 68-53 victory over the Bay Lady Yellowjackets Jan. 7 at the Swifton High School gymnasium. Makayla Gross paced Izard County with 19 points, six rebounds, two assists and a pair of steals...
Junior Lady Cougs tops in 1A-2 North Conference (01/12/12)
The Izard County junior Lady Cougars laid claim to the 1A-2 North District title with a 44-15 win at Mammoth Spring Jan. 3. The win over the Mammoth Spring junior Lady Bears pushed the junior Lady Cougars (14-3) to a perfect 6-0 record in conference play...
Thayer edged by tourney hosts (01/12/12)
Even though the Thayer Lady Bobcats had some difficulties with ball control, their defense was good in the semi-final round of the first annual Liberty Invitational Tournament Jan. 5. But the home-standing Lady Eagles from Liberty had their own difficulties finding points in the first quarter in their matchup with Thayer...
Mammoth Spring hands Cougars first loss in conference play (01/12/12)
The Mammoth Spring Bears got a bit of revenge on Izard County Jan. 3, knocking off the visiting Cougars 43-41, giving Izard County its first setback in 1A-2 North play. Izard County led 10-6 after one quarter and 23-16 at the half before Mammoth Spring outscored the Cougars 15-11 in the third to get within 34-31 going into the fourth quarter...
Lady Cats third in Liberty Tourney (01/12/12)
In the finals of the first annual Mountain View/Birch Tree Lady Eagles' Invitational Tournament at Liberty High School on Jan. 7, the Alton Lady Comets came up short against Hartville. The Lady Eagles took the consolation final, 50-37. The Thayer Lady Bobcats were matched up with the fourth-seeded Doniphan Donnettes, in the third place game later in the afternoon...
Bears toppled by Tigers at NorthArk (01/12/12)
For the second year in a row, the Mammoth Spring Bears faced off with the Class 3A West Fork Tigers, with the championship trophy of the 38th annual North Arkansas College Invitational Tournament on the line. And for the second year in a row, the Tigers narrowly escaped with a win over the Bears. This time, it was a 58-49 victory for West Fork, Jan. 7 at Pioneer Pavillion in Harrison...
Lady Rebs edged by improved Brookland squad (01/12/12)
Rebels run with, fall to, Gosnell Pirates
Feral hogs destructive to wildlife (01/12/12)
Every hunting season questions come forth like "Can I kill a feral hog in my zone"? Or, "What is the limit on feral hogs"? A quick answer to these and other hog questions is that feral hogs are not game animals and are not regulated by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission...
Muzzleloader harvest tops 15,000 (01/12/12)
Hunters shot 15,238 deer during the muzzleloader portion of Missouri's firearms deer season, the second-largest muzzleloader harvest on record. Top harvest counties were Oregon with 314, Franklin with 285 and Callaway with 281. This year's muzzleloader harvest was up 18 percent from last year, and fell just short of the record 15,907 deer checked during the 2009 muzzleloader hunt...
Death Notices for the week of January 11, 2012 (01/12/12)
Junior Watson Trivitt, 80, of Hardy, Ark., died Jan. 2, 2012 at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Arrangements by Higginbotham Funeral Service of Hardy. Alta Pansy Toler, 103, of Cherokee Village died January 2, 2012 at Crownpoint Health and Rehabilitation. Arrangements by Tri-County Funeral Home of Highland...
New Arrivals for the week of Jan. 11, 2012 (01/12/12)
Kaleb William Scharnhorst William and Jennifer Scharnhorst, West Plains, are the parents of baby boy, Kaleb William, born at 12:51 p.m. on December 22 at OMC. He weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces and was 20 3/4 inches long. His sibling is Zoe, 3. Grandparents are Ed and Kaye King, Koshkonong; and Wayne and Marjorie Scharnhorst, West Plains...
Williamson--Bryant (01/12/12)
Patty Williamson and Roger Bryant would like to announce their upcoming wedding set for Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, at 4 p.m. at Salem First Baptist Church. A dinner reception will follow in the Fellowship Center. Patty is the daughter of Don and Helen Guthrie of Salem...
Thayer Police Report (01/12/12)
Christina M. Vasquez, 29, of Thayer was arrested Jan. 3 for shoplifting. Bond was set at $325. Charlotte L. McClintic, 38, of Mammoth Spring was cited Jan. 3 for disorderly conduct. Kenneth Bell, 37, of Alton was arrested on a Carter County warrant Jan. 7. Bond was set at $300...
Izard County Sheriff's Report (01/12/12)
Carrie A. Ivy, 29, and Shawn Michael Lape, 34, were charged on Jan. 1 with domestic battering third degree, after the two got into an early New Year's day altercation at their home. Judith C. Powell, 67, of Mountain View was arrested Dec. 30 for driving while intoxicated, second offense and refusal to submit to a chemical test. Powell was released on Dec. 31, after posting bond in the amount of $2,805...
Fulton County District Court (01/12/12)
During the January 3 Fulton County Circuit Court session, Anthony Kerr Mejia, 24, pleaded guilty to Commercial Burglary and Theft of Property, for an August 2011 offense. Under a plea agreement, Mejia will enter the district drug court program, complete 100 hours of community service and comply with conditions set for 60 months of probation. Mejia was fined $1,500, and ordered to pay $1,370 in court costs and fees. (Mejia faces new burglary charges in Izard County.)...
Oregon County Sheriff's Report (01/12/12)
Michael L. Burns, 20, of Udall was cited Jan. 3 for no insurance and failure to register a motor vehicle. He has a court date of Jan. 25. Steven J. Hale, 54, of West Plains was jailed Jan. 3 on a six-month sentence for misdemeanor assault of a police officer...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (01/12/12)
William Leckelt, 49, of Hardy was transferred from Palm Beach County Jail in Florida to the Fulton County Jail to face a charge of Violation of Probation. Leckelt was released on Dec. 20 by the Sheriff. Marcus Blalock, 24, of Mammoth Spring was arrested on Dec. 21 on two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance. Blalock was released on Dec. 21 on $820 bond...
Missouri Highway Patrol (01/12/12)
Robert O. Tucker, 54, of Thayer sustained serious injuries at 4:35 p.m. Jan. 4 when the 2004 Dodge truck he was driving southbound on Route E four miles south of Alton went off the left side of the roadway, hitting a fence and large tree. Tucker's grandson, Jackson C. ...
Sharp County Sheriff's Report (01/12/12)
Mark Edward Folsom, 29, of Cherokee Village was arrested Dec. 29 on two counts of failure to appear. Shae Michael Knotts, 19, of Williford was arrested Dec. 29 for disorderly conduct. Charles E. Mullins Jr., 53, of Ash Flat was arrested Dec. 30 for revocation of probation...
The Invisible Primaries (01/12/12)
A presidential primary is an election where members of the electorate can vote for a candidate for the Republican or Democrat presidential nomination. In an open primary, any registered voter can vote. These are favored more by the democratic party, whilst the republican party usually runs a closed primary, where only registered republicans can vote...