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Stories from Thursday, August 2, 2012

New superintendent, principal begin year at Couch Schools (08/02/12)
Couch School will start the new school year with a fresh set of administrators. Sherry McMasters has taken on the role of K-12 principal, and Allen Moss is the new school superintendent. McMasters, once a high school social studies teacher and volleyball and basketball coach, has been in administration going on five years now. Before moving to Couch, she worked at Valleyview in Arkansas for two years, and South Pemiscott County, located in the boot heel, for the past 14 years...
Heated sheriff's race to narrow after Aug. 7 (08/02/12)
The heated race for Oregon county offices will be narrowed down on Tuesday, August 7, when the Missouri Primary Election is held. This year has been the first time in a long time where there are active races for more than one office in the county...
Second Political Town Hall meeting draws big crowd (08/02/12)
A second primary election town hall meeting was held on Monday, July 30, for the residents of Oregon County to learn more about the local, state, and federal candidates running for offices this year. Dr. Erwin Burke, Burke Chiropractic of Alton, sponsored the second meeting at the Thayer Fun and Friends Center, due to the interest shown by the community...
Some Alton mail destroyed in letter carrier vehicle fire (08/02/12)
On Tuesday, July 25, a US Postal Service letter carrier's delivery vehicle was destroyed in a fire that occurred as she was on her delivery route in Alton. The carrier was not injured in the vehicle fire. The carrier had completed 70 deliveries along her route, but still had about 250 deliveries to be made. The Postal Service sent letters to each of the customers along the carrier's delivery route, alerting them that their mail -- including some outgoing mail -- might have been destroyed...
Fulton, Izard County farms eligible for Emergency Conservation Program funds due to drought (08/02/12)
The 2012 drought has caused severe damage in Fulton and Izard Counties. Farms and ranches suffering severe damage may be eligible for assistance under the Emergency Conservation Program (ECP), administered by the Farm Service Agency (FSA) county offices...
Drought now covers over one third of the state (08/02/12)
With harvest time not far off for many Arkansas crops, anxiety over this year's yields is expanding into next year's planting. A third of Arkansas is covered by "exceptional drought," the most intense category of dryness, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor map issued Thursday...
Emergency volunteers attend training (08/02/12)
Volunteer Firefighters and First Responders from several Fulton County Fire Departments attended an Air Evac Landing Zone Preparation training class recently, hosted by Chief Mike Hall of the Camp Fire Department. The training covered helicopter emergency protocol pertaining to an Air Evac helicopter landing, along with rescue and transport of injured victims. ...
Viola City Council discusses possible vicious dog ordinance (08/02/12)
The Viola City Council met in regular session the week of July 23. Present for the meeting were Jackie Estes, Duane Barber, Amber Williams, Dennis Harber, Darrell Zimmer, and Mike Beaver The minutes and financial statements were approved as presented...
Salem VFW to host State Representative candidates (08/02/12)
The two candidates for the District 61 State Representative seat have been invited to the Aug. 6 meeting of the Fulton County VFW. The new District 61 seat will represent citizens in Fulton, Izard, Sharp and Randolph Counties. Republican Rep. Lori Benedict of Sturkie and her Democratic challenger, Scott Baltz of Pocahontas, are to appear at the 7:00 p.m. meeting at the VFW hall on Highway 395 at VFW Road...
Solemn Old Judge Days looking for volunteers (08/02/12)
The 24th Solemn Old Judge Days commemorates George D. Hay's visit to Mammoth Spring. He was a young newspaper reporter at the time, who came to cover a war hero's funeral. While here, he was invited to attend a hoedown at a local's home. This inspired him to begin the Grand Ole Opry. This year, the event will be held on Sept. 1...
New gas station coming to Salem (08/02/12)
Land across from the South Fork Restaurant on Highway 62 has been cleared and an old house on Church Street has been demolished, as part of the development of a new gas station and upscale convenience store in Salem. The work will allow the new business to be accessible from Highway 62-412 or Church Street. Billy Shaver, who owns Hillbilly U-Pump in Glencoe, is the developer...
Agape Food Room receives new computer system (08/02/12)
Volunteers at the Agape Food and Clothing Room, at the Salem Church of Christ, are proud of a time-saving new computer system they have received to keep required records of the clients they serve, and help file USDA reports on the services the organization provides. ...
Wanted fugitive arrested in Izard County (08/02/12)
A wanted fugitive from Baxter County, Stephan Richard Whaples, 23, was arrested and taken into custody in Izard County, after officers from Izard and Baxter Counties checked a residence in Pineville, Ark., as part of the search for him.. Stephan Whaples was the object of a several hour manhunt on July 17 in Norfork, Ark., after he fled from the Norfork Police Chief at a private residence. Authorities had been following up on leads since July 17...
Drought not stopping farmer's market...yet (08/02/12)
On Saturday morning, July 28, Rachel and Teddy Jeter were happily going from vendor to vendor buying produce at the Salem Farmer's Market. "I think it's great," Rachel said. "We just live down the street, and it's so convenient to come down and stock up on veggies for the week."...
Fulton County Fair kicks off on Aug. 6 with new events and old favorites (08/02/12)
The 2012 Fulton County Fair will be held Aug. 6-11 in Salem, Ark. It's An American Tradition is the theme of the six-day event that offers family fun and education for everyone. Creative Arts exhibits will check in before the fair opens and will be accepted on Friday, Aug. 3 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m...
Texas man has cross to bear, headed for Branson (08/02/12)
A man walking along Highway 62/412 between Agnos and Salem caused quite a stir on Tuesday and Wednesday, July 25 and 26. Well, maybe it was the nine- foot cross he was carrying that grabbed people's attention. "There's a man walking on Highway 62, carrying a big cross," a female caller reported to The News. "I stopped and talked to him, and he is walking to Branson. He seemed real sincere."...
Fulton County Hospital seeks to lower deficit with new budget (08/02/12)
At its July 23 meeting, the Fulton County Hospital Board of Governors wrapped up its current fiscal year, and prepared to begin the new one on July 1 by passing a new budget. "For the month of June, our revenues were down quite a bit," Kim Thompson reported, attending her last meeting as interim administrator. Thompson has worked at the hospital since Oct. 2011, when her employer, the Ozarks Medical Center, took over FCH day to day management...
Drowning on the Spring River take life of 25-year-old (08/02/12)
Spring River Ambulance First Responders and the Hardy Police joined the Fulton County Sheriff's Department on Saturday, July 28 after receiving a report of a possible drowning on the Spring River in Fulton County. The 911 call was recevied at 7:23 p.m. ...
Richey sentenced to 35 years on rape charges (08/02/12)
On Wednesday, July 25, a Lawrence County jury convicted former Evening Shade resident, Curtis Gene Richey, 37, of four counts of rape and sentenced him to 35 years in the Arkansas Department of Corrections. The jury sentenced Richey to 10 years on each of the first three counts of rape, to run concurrently, and 25 years on count 4 to run consecutively with counts 1-3. The jury only deliberated for 52 minutes before rendering its verdict...
Sharp County sees wave of growth, new businesses (08/02/12)
The highway expansion through Ash Flat and the major new business sitting next to it are signs that Sharp County is ready for growth and business. Other projects from Highland to Cave City also give the impression Sharp County's economy is not stagnant...
Bank of Cave City sees last beam put in place (08/02/12)
Bank of Cave City board and staff members joined their contractor on July 24 to observe an old tradition -- signing of the last steel beam to be put in place, completing the skeleton of their new building at Cave City. The beam signing took place at the site of the 12,000 square foot building. ...
Stolen Military grave marker sets deputy on a mission (08/02/12)
When Sharp County Deputy Jerry Eldridge was asked to check out an abandoned home that had been disturbed in Ozark Acres, he found an item he just could not ignore -- a military grave marker belonging to someone who died in 1993. Weeks later, Eldridge is still determined to find the family it belongs to...
Hardy works to rebound from years of recession (08/02/12)
"Five years ago, it was my dream come true. I was leaving the corporate world to be my own boss and own a cool business, then the economy tanked." That is Marc Herring's to-the-point description of the challenges he has faced since buying the Ozark Classic Crafts Mall in 2007...
News Briefs - The South Missourian News - Aug. 2, 2012 (08/02/12)
Solemn Old Judge Days looking for volunteers The 24th Solemn Old Judge Days commemorates George D. Hay's visit to Mammoth Spring. This year, the event will be held on Sept. 1. The committee is working on scheduling activities and events. The following is a list of scheduled events and contact numbers, in case you would like to volunteer:...
Spotted knapweed becoming more and more invasive -- quick action needed to control it (08/02/12)
Some people love a good fight. Others have to be fired up. When Private Lands Conservationist Jan Dellamano, with the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC), thinks about the harm caused to wildlife and livestock by invasive spotted knapweed, he gets fired up...
Animal Shelter hosts talent show, August 25 (08/02/12)
The West Plains Regional Animal Shelter is again having a Talent Show coordinated by Pam Burnside owner of the West Plains Center of the Arts. The Show is an annual fundraiser for the shelter. The Shelter is currently caring for over 125 cats and dogs and is in need of money to provide proper vet care, food and other essential items for day to day care. We are also in need of full time or part time dependable volunteers...
MSU-WP puts area residents on the "fast track" for fall enrollment (08/02/12)
Missouri State University-West Plains will host a College Express fall semester enrollment program beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, at the Lybyer Technology Center. The event will give area residents who are considering taking classes this fall the opportunity to "get on the fast track for fall enrollment," university officials said...
Rural VFD's get grants (08/02/12)
Summer matching fund grant checks are being distributed to rural fire departments by the Missouri Department of Conservation Forestry Division staff. 180 fire departments will be receiving checks of up to $3,000, to help with the purchase of personal protective gear, and firefighting equiptment, for wildfire and structure fires...
Thayer Fun and Friends Senior Center host fish fry Sept. 8 (08/02/12)
The Fun and Friends Senior Center in Thayer is having a Fish Fry and Raffle Fundraiser on Sept. 8, starting at 4:00 p.m. at the Senior Center. Fish and all the fixings are being provided by our Sheriff George Underwood and the Fun and Friends Senior Center. Entertainment will be provided by The Brothers Quartet (Holman & Howell), and our very own Joy Collins...
Koskonong school registration (08/02/12)
New student registration for both Koshkonong Elementary and High School students will be held on Aug. 8 and 9, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Koshkonong Elementary Cafeteria. It is required that a parent or legal guardian accompany the new student to registration...
Co-op program spells education and fun for kids (08/02/12)
Whitney Dodson, Eminence, and Alli Wright, Alton, sponsored by Howell-Oregon Electric Cooperative, West Plains, were among the 98 high school students from across Missouri who participated in the Electric Cooperative CYCLE program. CYCLE stands for Cooperative Youth Conference and Leadership Experience. The conference was held July 18-20, in Jefferson City...
Free OSLU classes Aug. 4 (08/02/12)
A free class from Ozarks Self-Reliant Living University will be taught Saturday August 4, 1pm to 3pm at the Methodist Church in Thayer . The topic of the classes will be Fall Gardening, how to feed your family and recover from the drought. As always, there will be no charge for the class...
Alton Senior awarded Norman Mills Scholarship (08/02/12)
Brittany Bettis, pictured left, an Alton High School senior, has been awarded the Norman Mills Memorial Scholarship. She is the daughter of Loretta Bettis. The teen has been a member of the softball team, Beta Club, SADD, Show Choir, and FFA. The scholarship, now in its 11th year, was established with contributions from the family and friends at the time of Mill's death in 2001. At right, presenting the scholarship, is Mills' granddaughter, Alex Mills...
Sonic Safari to bring the sounds of Africa to the Ozarks (08/02/12)
Don't worry if you didn't make it to Africa this summer. The Songs of Africa Ensemble of St. Louis will bring the sights and sounds of this intriguing land to you as they perform their educational concert "Sonic Safari" at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24, at the West Plains Civic Center theater...
Ozarka new student orientation dates set (08/02/12)
Ozarka College has scheduled dates for new student orientation prior to the start of the fall semester. All degree seeking new or transfer students taking six or more credit hours are required to attend one day of New Student Orientation. Failure to attend will result in the student being dropped from his or her courses. Students enrolled concurrently with their high school and Ozarka College are exempt from orientation until they enroll the semester after they graduate from high school...
Sheid art show to feature works by former ASUMH student (08/02/12)
Artwork by former Arkansas State University-Mountain Home (ASUMH) student Nick Rice will be featured in the Dale Bumpers Great Hall at the Vada Sheid Community Development Center on the ASUMH campus through Aug. 20. Rice, originally from Corning, Ark., graduated from ASUMH in December of 2010 with an Associate of Arts degree...
Ozark Folk Center craftsmen offering giveaways through August (08/02/12)
The master craftspeople at the Ozark Folk Center have come together to say "Thank You" to the fine folks who come to visit them. Starting Wednesday, Aug. 1, we will be giving away one handcrafted item to a person in the park each day. Every studio at this unique Arkansas State Park features a master Ozark craftsperson demonstrating and creating their fine and functional crafts in air-conditioned comfort...
Connect Arkansas coming to Calico Rock Library Aug. 2 (08/02/12)
Ever thought about owning your own business? Want to learn to build your own website? Do you want to work with iPads? Social media, eCommerce, innovation, internet...These terms and many more are rapidly changing the world and how we as Arkansans interact and grow. Connect Arkansas provides entrepreneurial and broadband internet related learning opportunities to students across Arkansas...
Izard County Fair kicks off Aug. 7 (08/02/12)
The Izard County Fair is just around the corner, Aug. 7 through the 11, and it's going to be a fun time for everyone. The carnival will be on the Midway starting Wednesday night, and running through Saturday with many rides for children of all ages...
Main Street Singer Search begins Aug. 2 in Hardy (08/02/12)
Year two of the Main Street Singer Search will begin on Thursday night, Aug. 2, at 7pm, inside the Creekside Loft located in Hardy, Ark. Admission is $2. The Grand Prize is a two-song, fully mastered CD recording, sponsored by Lake Paradise Recording Studio. Singers will perform in front of a live audience. Singer registration is $25. Visit mainstreetofhardy.org for details...
Fulton County Retired Teachers to meet Aug. 8 (08/02/12)
The Fulton County retired Teachers Association will meet on Wednesday, Aug. 8, at 11:15 a.m. at the Southfork Restaurant. Since we want to recognize some of our area businesses, we will have a representative from The Ozark Bead Company, Whatever, and Tees to Please to give us information about their businesses. We will try to highlight other businesses in future meetings...
News Briefs - The News - Aug. 1, 2012 (08/02/12)
Fulton County Retired Teachers to meet The Fulton County retired Teachers Association will meet on Wednesday, Aug. 8, at 11:15 a.m. at the Southfork Restaurant. To recognize some of our area businesses, we will have a representative from The Ozark Bead Company, Whatever, and Tees to Please to give us information about their businesses on the square. We will try to highlight other businesses in future meetings...
News Briefs - Villager Journal - Aug. 1, 2012 (08/02/12)
Spring River Fine Art Show set for Aug. 31 - Sept. 8 The Spring River Artists Guild presents its 2012 Fine Arts Show Aug.31-Sept. 8, at the Spring River Art Gallery, located at 112B Main St., in Hardy. Artists are asked to deliver works to the gallery from noon to 4 p.m. on Aug. 24 and 25...
Campaign urges non-traditional students to return to college (08/02/12)
Nearly 10,000 visitors have viewed the new "Come Back 2 Go Forward" website from the Arkansas Department of Higher Education (ADHE) since it was launched July 2. ADHE began the four-week marketing campaign to inspire adults who have not completed college to enroll this fall and finish their degrees...
Sharp County Fair Horse Show results announced (08/02/12)
The Sharp County Fair Horse Show was held on July 24, with 93 entries. The results were as follows: Grand Pony -- Peyton Landreth, and Reserve Pony -- Dalaney Harris. Grand Gelding -- WesleyAustin; Reserve Gelding -- Kathy Austin. Grand Mare -- West Austin, Reserve Mare -- Kiely Rogers...
Bluegrass musicians take over the stage at Music in the Mountains (08/02/12)
The Music in the Mountains gang brought traditional Blue Grass and Country Music together for a fantastic show on Saturday evening, July 21 at the Horseshoe Bend Theatre. The Hwy. 289 Band, along with Amy and Darrell Brown, Cameron Shaver, David Sherrell, Whitney King and Blue Dogwood kept the old theatre rockin' with songs like Rockytop, Mule Skinner Blues, Girls' Night Out, Blueberry Hill, Flowers on the Wall and Kiss an Angel Good Morning...
UACCB registration underway (08/02/12)
The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville is currently offering open and continuous registration for new and returning students through August 10, 2012. Open registration for the fall semester allows more convenience for students to prepare for the semester as they can visit enrollment, financial aid and advisors around their schedules...
Ozarka College bookstore to honor sales tax holiday (08/02/12)
The Ozarka College Bookstore on the Melbourne campus will be open Saturday, Aug. 4 from 8 a.m. -- 2 p.m. in order to allow students to take advantage of the Arkansas Sales Tax Holiday. The holiday, sponsored by the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration, allows shoppers an opportunity to purchase school supplies for one day without having to pay local or state sales tax...
Ozarka College Foundation to present The Martins in concert (08/02/12)
The Ozarka College Foundation will host multi-Dove Award winning recording artists, The Martins, in Mountain View on Sunday, Aug. 12 at 2:30 p.m. at The Ozark Folk Center, 1032 Park Avenue. The group Pamela G and Jackie B of Mountain View will perform as the opening act...
Sign-up underway for FEL-CRP initiative program (08/02/12)
Dawn Butler, Executive Director for the Sharp County USDA Farm Service Agency, has announced that sign-up for the Highly Erodible Land (HEL) Initiative, under the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) will continue through Sept. 30, or when 700 acres are enrolled -- whichever occurs first...
Arkansas History Commission to present seminar at Powhatan Historic State Park Aug. 4 (08/02/12)
The AHC is excited to host a free seminar from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Aug. 4. The workshop includes a free lunch with advance registration and will be held at the Male-Female Academy at Powhatan Historic State Park. Staff from the Arkansas History Commission and the NorthEast Arkansas Archives will present on topics including News from NEARA: The Collections and Projects by Dr. ...
119th Annual Old Soldiers Reunion Aug. 6-11 (08/02/12)
The 119th Annual Old Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Air Force Reunion will be held at the Mammoth Spring State Park on Aug. 6 through Aug. 11. This year's chairperson is Frankie Smith, and the Mammoth Spring VFW #7831 Post and the Ladies of the Auxiliary sponsor this event...
Hardy Garden Club 'Blossoms Out' (08/02/12)
The Hardy Garden Club is hosting another fund raiser to help pay for itscommunity service projects. A Fall Craft Fair will be held on Sept. 15 and 16 at the Hardy Gym, located at 201 School Street. The Fair will be a good opportunity for some early Christmas shopping, as numerous craft and art vendors will be selling their original items on Saturday, Sept. ...
Cherokee Village Lions Club meet to install new officers (08/02/12)
The Cherokee Village Lions' Club met on July 24 at Words Afterwords in Hardy for the annual Installation of Officers. After dinner, the keynote speaker, PDG Lion Rich Fischer, encouraged the club to continue its efforts in helping those in need and spreading the word about who the Lions are and what the club does...
SRAG presents Fine Arts Show Aug. 31-Sept.8 (08/02/12)
The Spring River Artists Guild presents its 2012 Fine Arts Show Aug.31-Sept. 8, at the Spring River Art Gallery, located at 112B Main St., in Hardy. Artists are asked to deliver works to the gallery from noon to 4 p.m. on Aug. 24 and 25. The show will be open to the public on Fridays and Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m., and on Sundays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m...
AARP Driving Class Aug. 20 (08/02/12)
Horseshoe Bend AARP will hold its next Driver Safety class on Monday, Aug. 20. The class is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. through 12:30 p.m. and will be held at the Horseshoe Bend Public Library at #9 Club Road, in Horseshoe Bend. If you have not taken the class since August 2009, you should sign up for this class in order to continue to qualify for the insurance discount available to drivers age 55 and over in the state of Arkansas. ...
Hall Family Reunion set for Aug. 25 (08/02/12)
The Hall family reunion, descendants of Dr. David Hall, will be held Aug. 25, at the North Arkansas Electric Cooperative's Orange Room in Salem. Doors will open at 5 p.m. and the reunion will continue until 10 p.m., with a potluck meal served at 6 p.m...
Sharp County Ruff Riders compete (08/02/12)
The 4-H Ruff Riders who attended the State 4-H Horse Show in Searcy, Ark., on July 19 were: Kyle Manning, who won 3rd place in Gaited Pleasure; Shaina Manning who won 7th place in the Stake Race and 2nd place in Gaited Pleasure; and Kaitlyn and Trace Coursey who showed their horses in the speed events. The Ruff Riders were accompanied by Nancy Orr, Shelly Redwine, John Manning and Rhonda Manning...
4-H Fun Day at Ozark Folk Center (08/02/12)
Candles, pottery, and cloth dolls were just a few of the projects Sharp County 4-H members enjoyed making during the "4-H Fun Day" at the Ozark Folk Center in Mountain View on June 13. Over 70 people attended this event, which allowed over 40 4-H members to participate in the Young Pioneers program, offered by the Ozark Folk Center...
Thayer boys already focused on football (08/02/12)
With the opening of the new school year closing in, most young men may be thinking about a trip to the drive-in or jumping in a swimming hole. But, for members of Thayer Junior High and High School teams, hot summer days are just another day at the office...
Local runner participates in Australian races (08/02/12)
Levi Jenkins, a member of the Koshkonong Bluejay cross country team during the 2011-2012 school year, was invited by Down Under Sports to run on the Missouri cross country team in Australia. Jenkins accepted the invitation and did numerous fundraising events to be able to make the trip...
Melbourne gearing up for Football Season 2012 (08/02/12)
The stadium is ready for action. After years of preparation, the team and the school are ready for football -- fall Friday nights in Izard County will never be the same. The Melbourne Bearkatz football team is entering its fifth season of football, but has yet to play a full varsity schedule. The last four seasons, Melbourne played what is called a "B" schedule, because it has been playing primarily junior varsity teams...
Good Turnout for Sports Physicals (08/02/12)
Athletic Epidemic: About 130 athletes, representing most of Highland High School's sports programs, took advantage of free physicals at Dr. George Jackson's office on Wednesday, July 25. Students are required to have physicals before they can participate in any Rebel sport. ...
Tigers set Aug. 5 as Fan Day (08/02/12)
The Mizzou Athletic Department has announced that the 10th annual Football Fan Day will be held Sunday, Aug. 5, at Faurot Field. Gates will open at 3:45 p.m. and the team and coaches will sign autographs until 5:15 p.m. Admission to the fan-friendly event is free...
Razorbacks Fan Day set for Aug. 18 in Fayetteville (08/02/12)
The University of Arkansas football team will hold its annual Fan Day, presented by Pepsi, on Aug. 18 at Bud Walton Arena and Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. The football team will sign autographs from noon to 2 p.m. ...
Booster Club raises over $10,000 (08/02/12)
Over $10,000 was raised during the 3rd Annual Rebel Athletic Booster Club Golf Classic held at the Cherokee Village South Golf Course on Saturday, July 28. Matt Vaughn, Nathan Duncan, Randy Lowe and Jason Fisher were first flight champions of the four person scramble that had 32 groups in the field...
Death Notices for the week of Aug. 1, 2012 (08/02/12)
A memorial service for Joe Lindley will be held on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012 at Bailey Chapel Cemetery at 2 p.m. Lora Bailey, 44, of Evening Shade, Ark., died Wednesday, July 25, 2012 in Batesville, Ark. Arrangements by Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City, Ark...
Allen ~ Sandifer (08/02/12)
David and Jane Allen of Wichita, Kan., and Joe and Kim Cox of Mammoth Spring, Ark., would like to announce the marriage of their daughter, Brittany Allen, to Joshua Sandifer, the son of Mickey and Donna Sandifer of Shawnee, Kan. The bride elect is a 2006 graduate of Thayer High School, and is currently attending UMKC school of Pharmacy in Kansas City, Mo., and is also employed with Walgreens pharmacy in Kansas City, Mo...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (08/02/12)
Michael Allen Jr., 44, of Salem was arrested on July 18 for Public Intoxication. Allen was released from the Fulton County Jail on July 19 on $310 bond. Melissa Foster (Smith), 40, of Salem was arrested on July 18 for Possession of Controlled Substance, Public Intoxication and Disorderly Conduct...
Salem Police Report (08/02/12)
Perry Argentine, 54, of Salem was arrested on July 16 for Fraudulently Trying to Obtain Drugs. Argentine was released from the Fulton County Jail on July 17 on $7,500 bond.
Cherokee Village Police Report (08/02/12)
Tonya Kissee, 32, of Cherokee Village was arrested on July 13 for Public Intoxication, Resisting Arrest, Fleeing, Battery, Third Degree, and a warrant for Terroristic Threatening and Criminal Mischief. Nicole Taylor, 23, of Missouri was arrested on July 14 for Disorderly Conduct and Criminal Mischief...
Sharp County Sheriff's Report (08/02/12)
Bryan Keith Gann of Cave City was arrested on July 20 at his home on Flat Rock Road, following a domestic disturbance. Gann allegedly threatened his mother with a shotgun, after getting into an arguement with his girlfriend. When law enforcement officers from Sharp County, Cave City and Arkansas State Police arrived, Gann had fled back into the house. ...
County Fair fever is cool this year (08/02/12)
The county fair season is underway and, since it is always hot and humid in late July and early August, you can count on people turning out -- record heat and drought or not. The Sharp County Fair, which ran July 23 to 28, drew good crowds to its events this year, including beauty pageants which are held outdoors. The big news this year was the fact people who spent hours at pageants, livestock events and the midway had a place to go and cool off...
Letters to the Editor - Week of Aug. 1, 2012 (08/02/12)
Dear Editor, With interest, I read the Letter to the Editor from Thomas H. Pope of Cherokee Village in the July 19, 2012 issue of The News. Looking back in history, this could have been written by many Native Americans who were experiencing the unjust "annexation" of their land by "thieves."...