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Stories from Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Salem VFW plans special Memorial Day Ceremony (05/23/12)
Memorial Day is not just a good day for boating and picnicing. The Salem VFW Post is planning a ceremony to recognize its true meaning -- honoring the nation's war dead. "We are planning a ceremony with a guest speaker, with a free community lunch afterward," said Commander Chuck Nelson...
It's time for the 63rd annual Fulton County Homecoming (05/23/12)
From a street dance and barbecue dinner on Friday, May 25, to a 5K Race, street market, parade, and lots of other events on Saturday, May 25, there is something for everyone at the Fulton County Homecoming Festival. It all begins on Friday with a barbecue dinner -- $10 a plate -- at the Orange Room at North Arkansas Electric from 5 p.m. ...
Fulton County Jail project in jeopardy (05/23/12)
With plans to build a new jail months behind schedule, County Judge Charles Willett and Sheriff Buck Foley are making a major change to try to save the project. At the May 14 meeting of Fulton County Quorum Court, Willett announced the county has parted ways with Lee and Associates Architects, the company it has used as its jail advisor for several years...
American Legion Post sets Memorial Day ceremony (05/23/12)
The Thayer American Legion Post 344, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday, will install American-made grave site flags on both sides of the entrance road in the Thayer Cemetery. The Legion members will place these flags at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 25...
Community gets behind FC Rescue Boat effort (05/23/12)
When three-year-old Caleb Linn went missing on March 24, Fulton County Sheriff Buck Foley coordinated a massive four day search, centered in an area along the South Fork of the Spring River. But the incident exposed a major weakness in Fulton County's law enforcement and public protection system...
Sharp County Re-Elects Coroner in Sharp County Primary (05/23/12)
Despite only 15 percent voter turnout in the May 22 Primary Election in Sharp County, Coroner Doug Wortham was re-elected and the Williford Volunteer Fire Department's initiative to have fire dues included in resident's personal property taxes was passed...
Salem Fishing Derby Winners (05/23/12)
The winners from this year's Salem Fishing Derby are, from left to right: Robert Webb-Swimming Pool; Glen Lampkin Jr.-Kawasaki 4-Wheeler; and Sierra Bower-Ipod Touch. Prizes were donated by the Fulton County Conservation District.
Birthday is all in the family (05/23/12)
Erin and Todd Lemon of Salem are excited about the birth of Bryar, their first child. Bryar seems happy enough. The Lemons will never have to worry about forgetting their birthdays. They were all born on the same day -- April 20. Todd, an employee of the Fulton County Highway Department, was at the courthouse recently showing the boy off...
Salem finances solid, police department gets new vehicle (05/23/12)
The Salem City Council met in regular session on Thursday, May 17, and council members were able to check out the police department's new cruiser, parked outside City Hall. The $27,000 Ford police cruiser was paid for through a 100 percent grant, obtained by the city. Police Chief Albert Roork said the vehicle will be put into operation soon...
Southfork throws community party (05/23/12)
On Tuesday, May 15, the Southfork River Therapy and Living Center threw a party for the whole community -- offering a free barbeque lunch and a band for entertainment. Residents and drop-in guests enjoyed the picnic, amid picture perfect weather. "We do this during National Nursing Home Week to thank the community for all of the help and volunteerism they give us," said administrator Tonya Moser. "The community does a lot for our residents and we appreciate it."...
The News - News Briefs - Week of May 23-29, 2012 (05/23/12)
Election results available online More than 300 people cast ballots during the early voting period in Fulton County, which ended on Monday, May 21. As voting began statewide on Tuesday, May 22, election officials were expecting a light turnout, in the range of 25 to 30 percent...
Fulton County 4-H'ers place 3rd in Grassland Contest (05/23/12)
On April 25th, three Fulton County 4Hers competed and placed 3rd in the Arkansas Grassland Evaluation Contest near Conway, Ark. The team is comprised of Hunter Saunders, Leah Wasson, and Perri Huett. Leah also came in 4th place among the overall individual scores.The Grassland Evaluation contest consists of fourcomponents: Plant Identification, Wildlife Habitat, Soil Interpretation, and Grassland Condition. ...
63rd annual Fulton County Homecoming shirts available for sale (05/23/12)
The 2012 Fulton County Homecoming T-shirts are available for sale for $10 each at the Bank of Salem, Whatever, J & P Flash Market (formally White Oak Station), and Salem Drug Co. During the festival, they will be available for sale on the square at Tees to Please and More...
Mammoth Spring named Tree City U.S.A. (05/23/12)
The city of Mammoth Spring has been named a Tree City USA for the 7th year. Arkansas forester, Kenny Smothers, presented members of the board with a plaque, a new flag -- which will be flown in the city park -- and signs to go on the Tree City USA sign at the city limits...
Ozarks Country Kennel Club has first show (05/23/12)
Oregon County has a new Kennel Club -- and its first major event stirred community interest. The Ozarks Country Kennel Club, the local chapter of the Missouri Pet Breeders Association, sponsored an American Canine Association Confirmation Show and Open Agility Contest at Mammoth Spring State Park, May 19 and 20...
Mistrial declared in York rape trial (05/23/12)
A mistrial was declared on Wednesday, May 16, in Fulton County Circuit Court, after a former Mammoth Spring resident failed to appear for the second day of his rape trial. Ronnie York, 47, is charged with the rape of a 13-year-old girl more than three years ago. The young woman told an Arkansas State Police Special Agent in July of 2009 that York had improper sexual contact with her in the early months of 2009...
South Missourian News Briefs - Week of May 23-29, 2012 (05/23/12)
Arytown Homecoming May 26 A Homecoming will be held on Saturday, May 26 at the Arytown Community Building. The annual get-together allows current and former residents to visit and renew old acquaintances. A fish fry will be held at 6 p.m. Feel free to bring a dish. Donations will be accepted for the meal...
Alton native travels the globe with U.S. Consulate (05/23/12)
Yancy Caruthers, a 1989 graduate of Alton High School, has spent much of his life on the move -- currently living in Lima, Peru where he works for the U.S. Consulate Office. Caruthers, the son of Don and Donna Caruthers of Alton, Mo., served his country in the Army, worked at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains and was a flight nurse for Air Evac. ...
2012 Sustainability Festival (05/23/12)
At left, a brave little girl tries her hand at milking a goat at the 2012 Sustainability Festival held in West Plains on May 12 and 13. The festival attracted a large crowd of people from the Howell-Oregon County area, who were interested in learning more about natural foods and health products, gardening, animal husbandry and other topics to help them live more independently off the land. Pictured right, a passerby gets a goat kiss...
Choice.tlc. is on a mission to help area veterans (05/23/12)
Frankie Smith, creator of Choice.tlc, Mammoth Spring, is on a mission to help veterans in our area. On Saturday, May 19, Smith visited with veterans at the Myrtle Community Center. Choice.tlc is a non-profit organization that assists veterans. The meeting was held with the assistance of the Myrtle Free Will Baptist Church, which provided refreshments and support...
Areawide to begin online subscription service (05/23/12)
Areawide to begin online subscription service On Friday, June 1, Areawide Media's subscription papers will join hundreds of newspapers across the country- from the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Sun-Times, Boston Globe, Baxter Bulletin, Batesville Guard and dozens of other smaller newspapers -- in charging for access to online content...
Modern Woodman makes donation to MS Track Teams (05/23/12)
HELPING HAND: Julia Chance of Modern Woodmen of America (center) presents Mammoth Spring track coach Lynda Green with a check for $1086. Also pictured: Members of the Mammoth Spring track teams and Superintendent David Turnbough (far left).
Oroz releases first CD (05/23/12)
Main Street Hardy members congratulated Ashley Oroz, winner of the 2011 Main Street Singer Search, as she performed songs from her new CD at Words and Afterwords. The CD was produced by Doug Driesel of Lake Paradise Recording Studio in Cherokee Village, Ark...
Sharp County employees attend ACIC conference (05/23/12)
Two Sharp County Sheriff's office employees travelled to Hot Springs May 8-10 for the Arkansas Crime Information Center Conference. Judy Qualls, Administrative Deputy for the Sheriff's Department and Deborah Baker, 911 co-ordinator, took part in seminars relevant to their duties with the department. ...
Red Cross Bake Sale (05/23/12)
Red Cross Volunteers, including Prudy Jones, spent their Friday, May 11 hosting a bake sale at the Highland Shopping Center. The group was able to raise $200 for the organization, selling completely out of all the goodies they prepared for the sale.
Air for Sharp County Fair exhibition hall closer to reality (05/23/12)
It is looking like "Air for the Fair,"- the project to air condition the Education building at the Sharp County Fairgrounds-will soon reach its goal. The project began in January 2011 to put an end to the stifling temperatures exhibitors and visitors endure in the hot building during the county fair...
Dive Team holds practice session (05/23/12)
Divers from the Sharp County Sheriff's Department dive team recently practiced a lake dive on Lake Sequoia in Cherokee Village. Ken Guidry and Dale Weaver became certified last year by the department to be able to provide mutual aid to other departments during water search and rescue missions. ...
Court upholds death row inmate's sentence (05/23/12)
Third Judicial District Circuit Court Judge Harold Erwin has turned down a request for a new trial by death row inmate Steven Victor Wertz. Wertz received a hearing April 9-10 regarding his claim he received ineffective council during his death penalty trial in 2007 for the 1986 shotgun slayings of an Ash Flat couple...
Green receives four life terms (05/23/12)
A long pending case involving the 1998 murders of a Dalton family was resolved May 9 in Randolph County Circuit Court. A Randolph County jury of 10 women and 2 men convicted Billy Dale Green, 56, of Warm Springs, Arkansas for four counts of capital murder, and one count of kidnapping. Green was charged in the July, 1998 murder of a family of four in Dalton, Arkansas...
Local fireman honored with fire truck processional (05/23/12)
The mood was somber as a large group gathered May 14 to show respect for a fallen firefighter. Donnie Elliot was killed May 4 in a tragic motor vehicle accident at Highland. Elliot was the assistant fire chief at Nine Mile Ridge Fire Department. Fire trucks and police officers gathered at the A.L. ...
May 14 Fishing Derby (05/23/12)
On Monday May 14, The Cave City High School Resource Department, in collaboration with Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, hosted a fishing derby for special needs students within the district. The derby took place at Cave Cove. Fishing poles and assistance were provided by Arkansas Game and Fish and community volunteers pitched in to help. ...
The Villager Journal News Briefs - week of May 23-29, 2012 (05/23/12)
Veterans Memorial Program May 28 Cherokee Village American Legion Post 346 along with VFW Post 4772, DAV #55, Purple Heart Association and Sharp County Veterans Memorial Committee invites everyone to attend the annual Memorial Day ceremony Monday, May 28, at the American Veterans Memorial in Ash Flat at 11 a.m. The keynote speaker will be State Representative Linda Collins-Smith...
Cherokee Village discusses stray dogs and homeless horses (05/23/12)
Tammy Curtis Staff Writer Sales tax revenue, limiting the number of council members who serve on the planning and zoning committee, and safety issues with the old hospital were among topics of discussion at the Cherokee Village City Council meeting May 17...
Cave City man killed in police pursuit (05/23/12)
Carthal M. Perry, 52, of Cave City died May 17 in an auto accident after refusing to stop for police. Arkansas State Police Corporal Seth Higginbottom, who investigated the accident, stated Perry's vehicle was traveling north bound on Grange Road when Cave City Police Officer Dwayne Engle attempted to stop the 1994 Subaru he was driving...
Third time no charm for Lady Horns (05/23/12)
Taylor scores 10 runs over fourth, fifth innings, stops Viola in Class 1A finals
Cats and Comets close out regular season (05/23/12)
Two old Oregon County rivals, the Alton Comets and Thayer Bobcats, hooked up for the regular season finale on the baseball diamond May 17. And when the dust settled, things went the way of the Thayer Bobcats in this one. Thayer jumped out quick in the first inning, then tacked on four more runs in the top of the second to hold a 6-0 lead...
Viola stopped in championship game (05/23/12)
In racking up an impressive 31-win season, including another undefeated march through the 1A-2 West, a district title and a regional tournament title on the softball diamond this year, the Viola Lady Longhorns were able to avoid one of the most common pitfalls that spells disaster for most teams...
Hendrix helps Lady Eagles make history (05/23/12)
The Williams Baptist College softball squad got off to a fast start in the NAIA National Tournament. The 14th ranked Lady Eagles earned their second victory of the tournament, downing Thomas University 3-0 on May 18. Former Highland Lady Rebel Karisa Hendrix pitched a complete game shutout to earn victory number 31 on the season...
Regular spring turkey harvest totals 40, 447 (05/23/12)
Hunters checked 40,447 turkeys during Missouri's regular spring turkey season, up by 2,120 from 38,327 last spring, or about a one percent increase. The harvest of 4,319 turkeys during this year's spring youth weekend, March 31 and April 1, brought the 2012 spring turkey harvest to 44,766, up about one percent from 2011...
More elk arrive at Peck Ranch (05/23/12)
The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will soon add 35 wild elk to the Show-Me state's recently restored herd at Peck Ranch Conservation Area. Peck Ranch is part of a 221,000-acre elk-restoration zone that covers parts of Shannon, Carter and Reynolds counties...
Proposed striped bass stocking proposal for Bull Shoals Lake on hold (05/23/12)
Over much of the past two years, the Missouri Department of Conservation and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission have been working together to collect public input on a proposed stocking plan that would enhance the striped bass fishery in Bull Shoals Reservoir along the Arkansas-Missouri border. The proposed stocking plan has been placed on hold...
Memorial Service for Billy Parsons (05/23/12)
A Memorial Service for Billy E. Parsons, 83, of Horseshoe Bend will be held 2:00 PM, Monday, May 28, 2012 at the North Arkansas Electric CO-OP, Orange Room, Salem, Ark. Billy passed away November 19, 2011 at Mountain Home, Ark. He was born August 22, 1928, at Spencer, West Virginia, the son of Holly Brooks and Opal Bailey Parsons. ...
Death Notices - Week of May 23-29, 2012 (05/23/12)
Pat LaFaye, 66, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died May 11, 2012 in Cherokee Village. Arrangements by Tri- County Funeral Home of Highland, Ark. Nicholas Salamone, 80, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., died May 12, 2012 in Mammoth Spring. Arrangements by Tri- County Funeral Home of Highland, Ark...
New Arrivals - Week of May 23-29, 2012 (05/23/12)
Lowenne Everly Fulcher Josh and Mindy (Shrable) Fulcher, Viola, are the parents of baby girl Lowenne Everly Fulcher, born May 6, 2012 at Methodist Le Bonheur Hospital in Germantown, Tenn. She weighed 7 pounds 6 ounces, and was 20 inches long. Grandparents are Donald and Penny Shrable of Gepp, Ark.; David and Jeanine Fulcher of Batesville, Ark.; and Son Cha Kim of Jacksonville, Ark. ...
Schneider ~ Curtis (05/23/12)
Paul and Tammy Curtis, of Cave City, are pleased to announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Brittany Nicole, to Matthew Schneider, son of John and Diana Schneider of Highland. The wedding ceremony will be held at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Highland June 2 at noon. A reception will follow at Thunderbird Recreation Center in Cherokee Village...
Thayer Police Department (05/23/12)
Shyla L. McCormick, 32, of Mammoth Spring, was charged with driving while suspended. Ewell D. Neal, 33, of Thayer, was charged with driving while suspended. Kimberly G. James, 44, of Charlotte, AR, was charged with attempted sale of a controlled substance...
Oregon County Sheriff's Report (05/23/12)
Vance Lee Smith, 38, of Mammoth Spring, was cited for no proof of insurance, expired registration, and false vehicle plates. Kalvin C. Burgess, 32, of Thayer, was cited for operating a truck with a person under 18 riding in an unenclosed bed of a truck...
Letters to the Editor for the week of May 23-29, 2012 (05/23/12)
Dear Editor, I would like to write in response to the letter written in last week's paper by Shanna Maguffee. Wow! I don't know what article you read regarding the Senior Center, but the one I read gave BOTH Mrs. Connie Godwin and Mr. Ed Haas a chance to give their knowledge of the situation. ...
Editor's Letter to the Public (05/23/12)
Dear public, Boy, I guess she told me a thing or two. I'm talking about Shanna Maguffee, Chief Operating Officer for the White River Area Agency on Aging (WRAAA). Maguffee savaged me in a Letter to the Editor last week for an article I wrote about why WRAAA is replacing the non-profit Fulton County Council on Aging, and will take over local senior citizen centers and senior programs in July...