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Stories from Thursday, May 17, 2012

Salem Farmer's Market off to great start (05/17/12)
By 7 a.m. on Saturday, May 12, Pickren Street on the west side of the Salem square was closed to traffic, and the first-ever Salem Farmer's Market was ready to begin. There weren't any marching bands or ribbon cuttings or speeches to mark the occasion...
Fallen police officers honored in Sharp County (05/17/12)
On Monday, May 14, Sharp County held it's 19th annual ceremony to honor fallen police officers. The event began in 1993, after the fatal accident of Cave City Officer Jeff Richardson, while in the line of duty. The local ceremony is part of a national holiday that has been observed for over 40 years...
Heiskell honored at Extension Open House (05/17/12)
Oregon County University of Missouri Extension honored Jim Heiskell during the Extension's May 7 open house at the courthouse in Alton. Heiskell's name was added to the University of Missouri Extension's "Leader's Honor Roll." He was awarded a certificate signed by the president of the University of Missouri during the ceremony. ...
New store on the square draws a crowd on opening day (05/17/12)
After years of working in retail, Vickie Fowlkes knows how to get a community buzzing about a new store. More than 50 people were lined up Thursday afternoon, May 10, awaiting the 5 p.m. opening of "Whatever...," the new shop in the former Short's Hardware building on the Salem square...
Five generations reunited thanks to genealogy search (05/17/12)
Kenney Huff Sr. of Salem dreamed of the day he would be reunited with his baby half brother, Ronald Hayes Huff. These brothers were separated almost 80 years ago as boys in Knoxville, Tenn., due to the divorce of Kenney's father and stepmother. After years of searching, Kenney passed away in 2001 without seeing his dream fulfilled...
News briefs - The News - Week of May 16-22, 2012 (05/17/12)
Don't Forget to Vote: Primary Election May 22 Arkansas polling places will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on election day, Tuesday, May 22. Voters will need a picture ID or their voter registration card to vote. Polling place locations have not changed in Fulton County for the primary election...
Viola Veterans honored by sixth graders (05/17/12)
Doyle Hively remembers feeling hostility from some, instead of receiving "thank you's," when he returned home from a long tour of duty in Viet Nam in 1972 . It may have taken 40 years but on May 9, his great-niece, Josey Walker, spoke of Hively's years of military service at a Viola Elementary School assembly...
Improvements underway at fairgrounds Theater Building (05/17/12)
Richard Irby Editor The plan is not going according to the script, but work is underway to make several big improvements to the Theater Building at the Fulton County Fairgrounds. "We had the insulation blown in, and work will begin soon to get air conditioning installed," Fair Manager Carolyn Lewis told The News...
Viola's Glistening Gems (05/17/12)
Glistening Gems is a new incentive program this year for seventh- and eighth-graders at Viola School. Good behavior and good citizenship are recognized and acknowledged through the awarding of "Gems" that are taped to the students' lockers with a short description of the specific reason the gem was awarded. ...
Foster to celebrate 100th (05/17/12)
In celebration of her 100th birthday, the family of Mildred Foster of Salem, Ark., will be hosting a reception for family, friends and neighbors at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 27, at the Fulton County Fairgrounds in the Hickinbotham-Miller Exhibit Building...
We'll Miss You Miss Wanda! (05/17/12)
Areawide Media's advertising department will never be the same. Wanda Yarnell has left the building -- after 34 years of cutting and pasting up ads, developing photos, learning computers, proofreading ads and a long list of other tasks. She won't really be retiring, since she has a farm to run and grandkids and great-grand kids to keep track of. We already miss you around here Wanda!...
News Briefs - South Missourian News - Week of May 16-22, 2012 (05/17/12)
Spring River Lions Club meets May 17 The new Spring River Lions club will hold its next regular meeting this Thursday, May 17, at noon at the Riverbend Restaurant in Mammoth Spring. Anyone interested in learning more about the Lions or in joining this great service club is invited to attend...
Conservation Department stresses bear awareness (05/17/12)
Seasonal uptick in black bear reports emphasizes importance of precautionary measures
Postal Service backs down on rural closures (05/17/12)
The Brandsville Post Office in Oregon County and Fulton County post offices in Camp, Elizabeth and Sturkie are no longer in danger of being closed -- but they may soon operate under greatly reduced hours. On Wednesday, May 9, the U.S. Postal Service backed off from a plan to close 3,700 post offices, most in rural areas, as it tries to reduce massive debt that threatens its operations...
Thayer council considers building a city web site (05/17/12)
John Rourke, a representative from Newspaper Next discussed building a website for the city of Thayer at the Monday, May 8 meeting of the Thayer City Council. Newspaper Next publishes the "Spring River Chronicle," and builds websites for several local cities. ...
News Briefs -- Villager Journal Week of May 16-22, 2012 (05/17/12)
Fundraiser May 25 for new Search and Rescue Boat North Arkansas Electric Cooperative, in conjunction with several local businesses and volunteer fire departments, are coordinating a fundraising effort to purchase a search and rescue boat for the Fulton County Sheriff's Department...
Local World War II Veterans receive honors (05/17/12)
Two World War II Veterans were honored May 10 at a meeting of the Veterans of Foreign War Post 4772. A large crowd gathered at the Highland Fire Department to witness two Sharp County residents -- Richard Manning and George McCants -- receive some of the highest military honors achievable...
Man out on $50,000 bond arrested again (05/17/12)
Jason Evans of Cherokee Village, who was out on a $50,000 bond for several burglaries, is facing new burglary and theft charges. According to an affidavit from the Sharp County Clerk's office, Jason Evans, 40, was arrested after Cherokee Village officer Phillip Dunlap took a report of a home invasion burglary that occurred May 2...
Highland School Board chooses a bank, makes personnel decisions (05/17/12)
Richard Irby Editor "You made me cry," Highland School Board President Donna Shaw said, as she accepted an American flag from Highland graduate Jake Holder, to start the Tuesday, May 8 school board meeting. Holder, a member of the 127th Military Police Company, has spent the past year working in Afghanistan provinces to train Afghan soldiers and police...
Ash Flat Marine works with Afghanistan children (05/17/12)
The sound of laughter filled the air as children from nearby villages gathered around the U.S. Female Engagement Team 3 at Patrol Base Georgetown, Afghanistan, on May 3. Sgt. Julie Nicholson, 25, of Ash Flat is a member of the team, which works to strengthen ties between the U.S. military and Afghan residents,...
Rain gauges available at the Conservation office (05/17/12)
All Conservation Districts in the state have been asked to participate in CoCoRaHS, which is an acronym for the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network. CoCoRaHS is a unique, non-profit, community-based network of volunteers of all ages and backgrounds working together to measure and map precipitation (rain, hail and snow)...
Viola earns another shot at state title in softball (05/17/12)
The Viola Lady Longhorns are once again ready to play on the big stage, taking another shot at a Class 1A state softball title. The Lady Horns (31-2) knocked off South Side Bee Branch in the state semi-final round, May 12, in Bradley to earn a spot in the championship game...
Cougars lose to Hornets (05/17/12)
The Izard County Cougars saw their baseball season come to a close with a 4-2 loss to South Side Bee Branch in the opening round of the Class 1A State Tournament in Taylor, May 10. Preston Harmon took the loss on the mound for Izard County (11-12), striking out seven while giving up four hits...
Lady Cougars fall in Class 1A semi-final round (05/17/12)
The Izard County Lady Cougars came up a step short in their quest for a trip to Fayetteville, and a chance to play for a Class 1A state softball title. Izard County (32-8) fell to the Taylor Tigers 5-3 in the state semi-finals May 12 in Bradley. The game was tied at 2-all after two innings, when the Lady Cougars moved on top with a run in the top of the fourth. Taylor responded with a pair of runs in the home-half of the fourth, and added another one in the sixth for the victory...
NorthArk welcomes Wooldridge (05/17/12)
The Mammoth Spring Bears have had quite a bit of success on the basketball court the past four years, finishing high atop the conference standings and battling for a regional tournament title on a regular basis. Two years ago, the Bears made it to the Class 1A State Tournament semi-final round, before taking things a step further last season by topping Sacred Heart in the state championship contest for the school's first-ever state crown in basketball...
Angotti speeds off to Lyon College (05/17/12)
Tiffany Angotti is fast. Just how fast is the 5-10 guard for the Mammoth Spring Lady Bears? Considering Angotti had five top five finishes at the recent Class 1A State Track and Field Meet -- the answer to that would be really fast. But Angotti, a standout three-sport athlete at Mammoth Spring High School was not too fast to elude the watchful eye of Lyon College Head Basketball Coach Tracy Stewart-Lange...
Class 1A Region 2 All-Tournament team members (05/17/12)
Collin Powell, Josh Cathey and Seth Brown (from left) were all named to the Class 1A Region 2 All-Tournament team for the runner-up Mammoth Spring Bears. Mammoth Spring fell in the first round of the Class 1A State Tournament at Taylor May 10, losing to the Midland Mustangs 6-0. The Bears were district tourney champs this season...
Conference Champs! (05/17/12)
The Thayer Bobcat golf team wrapped up the South Central Association title April 30 at the Mountain View Golf Course. From left are: Nick Martin, Zach Steed, Aaron Bowers, Jacob Foley and Dustin Howell. Steed played his way to first team All-SCA honors, while Howell and Bowers made second team and Martin earned honorable mention...
Highland athletes honored at banquet (05/17/12)
Sydney Shackelford, Garrett Sublett and H.D. Bobo took home the top awards from the Highland High School athletic banquet on May 7. Shackelford and Sublett won the A.L. Hutson Scholar-Athletes awards, while Bobo was presented the Mike Rogers Sportsmanship/Citizenship award...
Jim Hinkle Fishing Derby set for June 9 (05/17/12)
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will host a "Kid's Fishing Derby" for youngsters 12 years old and younger at the Jim Hinkle/Spring River State Fish Hatchery on Saturday, June 9, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Jim Hinkle/Spring River State Fish Hatchery is located 2.5 miles south of Mammoth Spring at the end of State Highway 342. The youngsters will be fishing for rainbow trout in the hatchery's stocked ponds...
Annual Kiwanis Open Golf Tourney set for Turkey Mountain (05/17/12)
The Kiwanis Club of Horseshoe Bend supports the young people of Izard County. This year alone, Kiwanis has provided $7500 in scholarships to graduating Seniors of Izard County High School. Additional scholarships were awarded to Armed Forces veterans studying at Ozarka College...
Fulton County Fishing Adventure ready for May 19 at Salem City Park (05/17/12)
The Fulton County Conservation District and Fulton County Farm Bureau, in cooperation with the City of Salem and Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, will be sponsoring the 11th annual Fulton County Fishing Adventure, to be held May 19 at the City Park in Salem...
Take a 'mini vacation' in beautiful Oregon County (05/17/12)
Oregon County is home to some beautiful scenery, including several places that are perfect for a mini-vacation or a weekend outing with friends and family. Grand Gulf State Park Grand Gulf State Park is located four miles south of Koshkonong and six miles west of Thayer...
Death Notices for the week of May 16, 2012 (05/17/12)
Lois Lavada Jones, 73, of Ash Flat, Ark., died Sunday, May 6, 2012, at Ash Flat Nursing and Rehab. Arrangements by to Heath Funeral Home of Highland, Ark. Online guest book available at www.heathfuneralhome.net. Arthur Dee Neely, 76, of Ash Flat, Ark., died Tuesday, May 8, 2012 in Ash Flat. Arrangements by Tri-County Funeral Home of Highland, Ark...
New arrivals - week of May 16-22, 2012 (05/17/12)
Grayson Drew Barymon Randy and Deanna Barymon, Jonesboro, Ark., are the parents of baby boy, Grayson Drew, born on April 26 at St. Bernard's Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces. His sibling is Cameron Johann, 12. Grandparents are Walter and Kathy Davis, Kennett, Mo., and Kluck and Joyce Barymon of Mammoth Spring, Ark. Great-grandparents are Don and Sarah Barymon of Mammoth Spring, Ark., and Rosco Vaughn of Mammoth Spring, Ark...
Clark - Frisbee (05/17/12)
Anthony and Debbie Frisbee of Batesville, Ark., are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Melanie, to David Clark, son of Rick and Tracy Clark of Mammoth Spring, Ark. The wedding ceremony and reception will be held at Ozark Mountain Gallery and Wedding Gardens in Calico Rock, Ark., on Saturday, June 2, 2012 at 6 p.m...
Sorrells to celebrate their 60th anniversary (05/17/12)
Mary Lou and Bob Sorrell will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Saturday, June 2, 2012 at the Myrtle Senior Center in Myrtle, Mo., from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The reception is being hosted by the Sorrell's children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren...
Izard County Sheriff's Report (05/17/12)
Richard Beavers, 37, of Oxford was arrested on May 9 for assault on a family member, endangering the welfare of a minor, and domestic battery. Beavers was charged with assaulting an adult female and a 10 year old child. Beavers was released after posting bond in the amount of $250...
Letters to the Editor - Week of May 16-22, 2012 (05/17/12)
Dear Editor, a View of a "public meeting" I was one of the few attendees (we always need more) last month, on April 9th, at the Fulton County Quorum Court, (FCQC), meeting. As usual, I was shocked, dismayed and disappointed with the meeting; although, I'm less shocked, now-a-days, because this happens every month...
"Dying downtown" showing new life and vitality (05/17/12)
A stranger driving through downtown Salem a year ago, would have probably thought, 'This is a dying town,' after seeing the many vacant storefronts. Heck, even local residents often commented on the lack of activity on the square. But what a difference a year makes...