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Stories from Friday, August 17, 2012

Primary election narrows the field for November (08/17/12)
Oregon County's Aug. 7, Primary Election, which involved some hotly contested races, saw a turnout higher than some areas of the state. The Circuit Clerk's office reported that 32 percent of the registered voters in Oregon County filled out a ballot to have their say in the election. The percentage of voters was up one percent over the last Primary Election held August, 2010...
Five people arrested in drug bust (08/17/12)
A telephone tip that methamphetamine was being cooked at a home near Alton, led to the arrest of five people on Aug. 5 and two others on Aug. 6. After a felony arrest warrant was served at a residence, approximately one mile south east of Alton, five people, all Oregon County residents, were arrested...
Great Arkansas Cleanup,  September 8-October 31 (08/17/12)
Each year, thousands of Arkansans volunteer to pick up litter along the state's roadways and waterways during Keep Arkansas Beautiful's (KAB) Great Arkansas Cleanup (GAC) to improve the appearance and environmental quality of their communities. This year's fall litter-pickup campaign will run from Sept. 8 ­­through Oct. 31...
Izard County 4-H Poultry Ring (08/17/12)
Calico Rock seventh grader Samantha Franks stands beside her chickens and her Grand Champion ribbon at the Izard County Fair. Franks' four chickens sold for $200 during an Aug. 10 auction to raise money for next year's 4-H Poultry Ring, which allows 4-H members to get experience raising chickens...
Benedict and Baltz square off in debate (08/17/12)
With the Nov. 6 election just three months away, State Rep. Lori Benedict and her Democratic challenger, Scott Baltz, are busy shaking hands throughout the large district they want to represent. But, on Monday, Aug. 6, they made their first joint appearance to discuss their stands on issues...
Senior Day at the Fulton County Fair (08/17/12)
Cliff Pleasant fans himself during a break in the Bingo action on Senior Day at the Fulton County Fair. The Thursday, Aug. 9 event drew a big crowd with its offer of a free lunch, games, health screenings and golf cart rides around the fairgrounds. Check out photos of many of the winners from this year's Fair on pages 8-11A...
Man arrested after threatening attack on Salem Schools (08/17/12)
A Fulton County resident is being held without bond, after making comments that he was considering making an attack on Salem High School and shooting students and teachers. Jacob S. Morley, a man described as being in his 20s, was arrested on Tuesday, Aug. 14, after a week long investigation by Arkansas State Police and local law enforcement...
First Assembly of God to hold 3rd annual Shoe Giveaway (08/17/12)
For the third year in a row, First Assembly of God, Salem, Arkansas, is giving away shoes to children--over 200 pair--Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012, from 10 am-12 pm at the church, located at Highway 62 East and Pinto Place, in Salem. The shoes will be given away on a first come, first served basis. ...
Watermelon Festival draws record crowds (08/17/12)
The smell and taste of cool, sweet watermelon is one of the highlights of summer, especially in Cave City, home of one of the state's largest watermelon producing areas. One thing Sharp County residents look forward to each year is the city's watermelon festival, and this year the much cooler temperatures helped bring out record crowds...
Horseshoe Bend VFD seeks donations for pumper truck (08/17/12)
"Grown men cried." That is how Horseshoe Bend firefighter Al Comen describes the night of Jan. 21, 2009 -- the night the city's fire station burned down, destroying two pumper trucks, hoses, firefighter protective gear, radios and about every thing else needed to operate a volunteer fire department...
Veteran's stolen grave marker returned to family (08/17/12)
The mystery of a dead veteran's stolen grave marker has been solved -- thanks to the efforts of Sharp County Deputy Jerry Eldridge, and an Aug. 2 article in The News. Eldridge, who is assigned to Ozark Acres, found the copper grave marker, which had been half melted down, in a pile of metal and wire that had been dumped at an abandoned home in the Ozark Acres community...
Highland to host Criminal Justice program and youth drug intervention (08/17/12)
As the new school year begins on Aug. 20, the smell of crayons and glue will be replaced by the sight of more electronic devices, such as iPads, ebooks and law enforcement equipment. Highland High School is beginning several new programs this year through the Arkansas Career Education program, including a Criminal Justice Program that will allow students to earn certificates that may transfer to colleges or straight into a criminal justice field after high school...
Independence County man at large after police pursuit (08/17/12)
An Independence County man is at large following an Aug. 7 police pursuit with all the elements of an action packed television show. After a stolen vehicle chase, narrowly missing a police officer with his vehicle and fleeing on foot, Christopher Bumpous, 33, of Bradford faces serious felony and misdemeanor charges...
Cave City Watermelon Festival (08/17/12)
There's nothing quite so good as cool Cave City watermelons on a hot Arkansas day. Hundereds turned out to enjoy the Cave City Watermelon festival over the weekend. See more photos on Page 9A of this week's Villager Journal.
School Resource Officer stresses back to school safety (08/17/12)
As with most summer vacations, the time flew by, and children head back to begin a brand new school year on Monday, Aug. 20. As school starts, it is important to remember several traffic laws that apply during the school year, that may have been forgotten during the summer months...
Attempted murder charges filed on Mammoth Spring man (08/17/12)
A Mammoth Spring man is being held in the Sharp County jail in lieu of a $500,000 bond for attempted murder and other charges following an Aug. 7 incident in which he allegedly intentionally struck another man with his vehicle. According to an arrest affidavit filed in Fulton County District Court, Mammoth Spring Police Chief Michael Davis noticed Joshua Cox, 34, near the Anthony Smith residence, at the Old Gooseneck Restaurant in Mammoth Spring, despite having a no contact order with Smith.. ...
News Briefs - The South Missourian News - Aug. 15, 2012 (08/17/12)
Oregon County Democrats to meet The Oregon County Democrats will hold a public meeting Tuesday, Aug, 21 at 7 p.m. at the Courthouse in Alton, Mo. Officers will be elected for the Central Committee. A Dems for Dems meeting will be held afterwards. Marine meeting...
Local residents graduate from Operation JumpStart (08/17/12)
Ten area residents became the third class of graduates from Operation JumpStart, the signature business education series of the Ozarks Small Business Incubator (OzSBI). The students were honored for completing the Operation JumpStart: First Step program. For the past 6 weeks they have met twice a week to develop a feasibility plan for their business. After completing the class, each has determined whether to pursue their business idea now, or what steps they need to take to make it a reality...
Missouri State Fair celebrates Farm Families (08/17/12)
The 54th Annual Farm Family/Farm Bureau Day ws held Monday, Aug. 13, at the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia. The special day recognized Missouri agriculture families and include discounts on gate admission, carnival rides and tractor pulls. "Farm families are an integral part of our state," said Fair Director Mark Wolfe. "The Fair is proud to partner with Missouri Farm Bureau to continue the tradition of dedicating a day to raising awareness of the contributions made by these men and women."...
Missouri seeks Older Worker of the Year (08/17/12)
Missouri's annual Older Worker of the Year contest seeks to honor a Missouri resident who is 60 or older, employed at least 20 hours a week, and displays dependability and new skills on the job. The winner and regional finalists will be recognized at a two-day awards ceremony in October in Jefferson City...
Oregon County Post Offices host Customer Appreciation Day (08/17/12)
The Thayer, Alton, Koshkonong, and Myrtle Post Offices will host a Customer Appreciation Day on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012. Customers are invited to drop by the Post Office to enjoy some light refreshments and meet the staff. Please call your local Post Office for the hours of these events...
Ozarks Native Plant Society's last summer meeting, August 21 (08/17/12)
The Aug. 21 meeting of the Ozark Native Plant Society, the last summer, is dedicated to identifying plants. It will be held at the Ozark Regional Office of the Missouri Conservation Department at 551 Joe Jones Blvd. (east Highway 160), in West Plains...
Local students accepted at the Arkansas School for Math, Science and the Arts (08/17/12)
Three local students have been accepted into the program at the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts (ASMSA) in Hot Springs, Ark. The new school year brings a fresh start for students and faculty, and this year there is an added level of excitement at Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts...
Salvation Army raises $235 at weekend fundraiser (08/17/12)
More than 70 people turned out on Saturday, Aug. 11 to support the Salvation Army and hear several talented local musicians perform at the Fun and Friends Senior Center, raising $235. The event was sponsored by Go Green Ozarks, according to organization president Mike Slack of Rural Thayer...
Railroad tie raft float set in Doniphan for Sept. 1 (08/17/12)
A railroad tie raft float will be held Saturday, Sept. 1, river level and weather permitting. Ties will put in the Current River at the Deer Leap boat ramp early in the morning, and float down to the picnic area where a lSlong raft, composed of some 200 ties, will be assembled...
Cafe 37 to host 'Wines of the World' class (08/17/12)
Area residents and winemakers who would like to know more about different wine styles across the globe are invited to enroll in Missouri State University-West Plains' "Wines of the World" class, which will be hosted locally this fall by Café 37 in downtown West Plains...
Cattlemen's Association Meeting set for Aug. 23 (08/17/12)
The South Central Cattlemen's Association will hold its next meeting on Thursday, Aug. 23, beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Howell-Oregon Electric Cooperative in West Plains. MFA Oil Biomass Division will discuss the use of Miscanthus giganteus in the production of biofuels. ...
Go Green raffle winners named (08/17/12)
The raffle held by the Go Green Festival for the past several months is over and the winners have been drawn, according to Go Green Ozarks board member Deb Slack. There are six winners. Four of them will receive a quarter beef and two will receive a half a hog. Both the beef and the hog are pasture fed, all natural, with no chemicals. The beef was donated by Duane Dawson of Alton, and the hog by Deb and Mike Slack of Thayer...
86 area children attend Kids College event at MSU-WP (08/17/12)
86 area fourth through eighth graders participated in the annual Kids' College program July 9-12 at Missouri State University-West Plains. The program gives area youngsters a taste of college life by allowing them to "register" for classes and earn "credits" for graduation...
Ozarka announces Operation Jump Start (08/17/12)
Are you a small business owner wanting to enhance your current offerings? Are you interested in starting your own business? Operation JumpStart is here to help. The initiative, sponsored by the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Research and Extension, in partnership with Ozarka College, Community and Economic Development, Arkansas Women's Business Center, Winrock International, U.S. ...
Salem Schools get new doors (08/17/12)
New interior doors are one of many improvements Salem High School students will notice, when the new school year starts on Monday, Aug. 20. Todd Brewington (right) and Brooks Bailey of Ditta Door and Hardware of Jonesboro faced a busy week as they hung 45 new solid core doors, put on door knobs and installed windows. The new doors lock from the inside, a safety feature should an intruder ever enter the school...
News Briefs - The News - Aug. 15, 2012 (08/17/12)
New School Year to begin The new school year will begin on Monday, Aug. 20 at area school districts. Open houses are planned for Thursday, Aug. 16 at the following schools to give parents and students a chance to visit with teachers and administrators, and get class schedules:...
Calico Rock announces opening of Native American Exhibit (08/17/12)
The Calico Rock Museum will hold the grand opening of its Native American Exhibit "The Birth of the Ozarks" at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8. The museum and the Calico Rock Artisans Cooperative share a building on Main Street, (Highway 5 at the White River Bridge)...
Back to School information for Izard County Schools (08/17/12)
Melbourne High School will hold an orientation for all incoming 7th grade students, as well as any new high school students, on Aug. 16 at 7 p.m. at the high school. Orientation for 9th graders will immediately follow. Mount Pleasant Elementary will hold its annual open house, along with a meeting and reception, on Tuesday, Aug. 21 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m...
Salem Schools ready for the new year (08/17/12)
The Salem School District will begin the 2012-2013 school year on Monday, Aug. 20. Classes will begin at 8:00 a.m. and will be dismissed at 3:00 p.m. Buses will run their morning and afternoon routes, and breakfast and lunch will be served in the cafeteria...
Poker Run to benefit HSB VFD Sept. 22 (08/17/12)
The Loft and FNBC will sponsor a motorcycle poker run to benefit the Horseshoe Bend Fire Department on Saturday, Sept. 22. The event will start at the FNBC Horseshoe Bend branch. Registation will be at 9 a.m., with the run beginning at 10 a.m. The cost is $20 per bike and $10 per passenger. There will be a $200 pay out for best hand, and a free hot dog lunch will be provided...
Safe Passage offers support group (08/17/12)
Safe Passage is offering a support group for victims of domestic violence/sexual assault on Tuesday evenings from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Please call 870-373-3222 for the location. Domestic violence is a pattern of coercivecontrol in a relationship, where one person wants complete control of another. Domestic violence has no boundaries -- it affects all ages, all races, religions, educational backgrounds, sexual orientation and marital status...
29th annual Antique and Classic Car Show Sept. 1 in Mammoth (08/17/12)
The 29th annual Antique and Classic Car Show will be held at Mammoth Spring State Park on Saturday, Sept. 1. 1992 model and older vehicles are welcome to enter. Gates open and registration begins at 9 a.m. with judging to be held at 11 a.m. and awards to be presented at 1:30 p.m. Entry fee is $20. To exhibit only, the fee is $5. Dash plaques will go to the first 50 judged entrants. Food and drinks will be available, and we'll have plenty of shade...
Ozark Folk Center to hold Grandpa Jones tribute (08/17/12)
The Ozark Folk Center in Mountain View, Ark., is celebrating its 2012 Tribute to Grandpa Jones by bringing John McEuen and Sons on Friday, Aug. 31, and Michael Martin Murphey on Saturday, Sept. 1 at 7:00 p.m. Joining the celebration of Grandpa Jones' remarkable career on both nights will be Ramona Jones and Family...
News Briefs - Villager Journal - Aug. 15, 2012 (08/17/12)
Meeting for area Marines set for Aug. 28 Attention all local Marines -- we will be holding an informal get-together on Tuesday, Aug. 28, at 7 p.m. at the Cherokee Village Senior Center. Bring yourself and your memories -- no membership required. Hope to see you there...
Sharp County Patriots to meet Aug. 21 (08/17/12)
The Sharp County Patriots meeting will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 21 at 7:00 p.m., in the Family Life Center at Cherokee Village First Baptist Church. Our speaker will be Dave Dougherty, former College Professor, Retired Military, author of several books, and owner of the SurviveUSA store in Calico Rock. ...
Open casting call for NADT's 2012 Nutcracker (08/17/12)
The North Arkansas Dance Theatre, a non-profit organization, will present its eight annual "Nutcracker" on Nov. 16 and 17 at UACCB in Batesville. There will be an open casting call for children and adult roles on Saturday, Aug. 25 at 2:00 p.m. at the NADT Dance Academy, 206 East Main, in Batesville, for ages 5-97 (yes -- Dr. E. T. Jones, age 97, played the part of "Opah")...
Hill n' Hollow Quilters announce September classes (08/17/12)
Hill 'N Hollow Quilters Guild of Mountain Home announces a special tote bag class taught by member, Sue Schaufler. "Sue's Tote Bag" is a 16" X 19" X 5" lined tote, and the class to make one is scheduled for 9 a.m. -- 3 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 6, at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 511 Coley Drive, Mountain Home...
Bike ride to benefit literacy set for Aug. 25 (08/17/12)
Centro Christiano of Batesville is celebrating its 8th anniversary this month. As part of the Hispanic church's anniversary celebrations, church members are organizing the "El Pionero" Pioneer Bike Ride. The event is not a race. Centro Christiano's goals are to promote both good health and literacy; all proceeds will benefit the Ozark Foothills Literacy Project...
Heavenly Highway Yard Sale coming Sept. 7 - 8 (08/17/12)
Can you believe it's time already to begin planning for the annual Heavenly Highways yard sale? Fall is on the way, bringing -- hopefully -- some cooler temperatures. Now is the time to clean out closets, wash the outgrown clothes and drag out the old furniture for the sale, to be held Sept. 7 and 8...
Music in the Mountains show set for Aug. 18 (08/17/12)
The monthly Music in the Mountains show will return to the stage Saturday Night, Aug. 18 at 6:00 p.m. at the historic Horseshoe Bend Theatre. The Hwy 289 Band will feature songs from the past, and have entitled this show "Memories", performing oldies from classic country and rock, gospel, and traditional...
Lions conduct sight screenings at Backpack Extravaganza (08/17/12)
The Cherokee Village Lions' Club conducted sight screenings for children who attended the Annual Backpack Giveaway hosted by First Assembly Church in Highland on Aug. 4. At the Giveaway, children had the opportunity to receive a backpack full of school supplies, a new pair of shoes, a haircut, a wellness check, and many other services that are very beneficial to the children just before starting a new school year...
Backhome Fest 2012 set for Sept. 29 in Mammoth Spring (08/17/12)
Matthew Huff's Backhome Fest 2012 will be held on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012 in Mammoth Spring, Ark. The gates will open at 4:30 p.m. and the show starts at 6:00 p.m. and will go until midnight. The event will be held just south of Mammoth Spring on Hwy. 63, in the fields next to Cotham's Auction...
Sharp County Fair has good turnout despite the heat (08/17/12)
The Sharp County Fair was very successful, in spite of the heat. The livestock entries were up this year. The educational building entries were up too. with lots of new exhibitors, and the newly air conditioned building was enjoyed by all. The highlight of the Fair was the Ash Flat Livestock Auction, where Batesville Stockyards furnished hamburgers, potato chips and drinks to the junior exhibitors and their families on Saturday, after the awards ceremony...
Ash Flat Library to open Aug. 17 (08/17/12)
It's finally here -- the new Ash Flat Library will be holding an Open house on Friday, Aug.17, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. It is located directly behind First National Bank. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., come out and enjoy free hot dogs and drinks. At noon, there will be a special magic act and balloon animals for the kids...
Sharp County FSA holding sign-ups until Aug. 30 for ECP (08/17/12)
Due to the drought, the Sharp County FSA is holding sign ups through Aug. 30 for the Emergency Conservation Program (ECP). The ECP provides emergency funding and technical assistance for farmers and ranchers to rehabilitate farmland damaged by the drought. To be eligible, applicants must be agricultural producers...
Sharp County farm Bureau members attend conference (08/17/12)
Pictured left to right, Arkansas Farm Bureau Women's Committee chair Sue Billiot of Smithville (Sharp County), Dustin and Claudia Trivitt of Ash Flat (Sharp County) and the Trivitts' children--Mason, Delaney, Emily and Riley--were among 260 participants that attended the annual Arkansas Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers (YF&R) Leadership Conference Aug. ...
Local author named finalist in writing contest (08/17/12)
Writer Valerie Hansen of Glencoe, Ark., received the honor of being named a finalist in the prestigious Carol Awards. At a press conference hosted by the American Christian Fiction Writers and the Christian Book Association, ACFW proudly announced the finalists in the Carol Awards...
Navy band performs at Elk Lodge (08/17/12)
On Saturday, Aug. 11, Highland Elks Lodge #2539 hosted the Navy Band Mid-South, which put on a performance at the Lodge for members and guests. The Navy Band Mid-South is the United States Navy's "Oldest and Finest Musical Organization in the Mid-South," operating from Millington, Tenn. ...
Duggar named Daisy Award recipient (08/17/12)
WRMC Registered Nurse, Christa Dugger, is the July/August recipient of the Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nurses. Christa currently works in Senior Haven. She has been at WRMC for six years. "I love what I do," said Duggar. "I feel very appreciative and a little flattered to be recognized for this award."...
Jeff Kamps candidate for Highland School Board (08/17/12)
I, Jeff Kamps, would like to announce my candidacy for a position on the Highland School Board. My family moved to the Highland area 34 years ago from Illinois. Born in northern Wisconsin and raised in Illinois, I graduated from Rochelle Township High School in Rochelle, Ill., in 1971. I met my future wife there, and we were married in 1972, celebrating our 40th anniversary this spring...
It's practice season on the gridiron (08/17/12)
The 2012-2013 school year is just around the corner, which can only mean one thing to sports fans -- football season is about to kick off. Area football teams started practices on July 30, and are already hard at work preparing for the coming season...
Rebel Tailgate Party set for Aug. 16 (08/17/12)
The annual Rebel Booster Club Tailgate Party is Thursday, Aug. 16 at Rebel Memorial Field at Highland High School. Free hot dogs and drinks will be served from 6 :30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at which time the Rebel football, volleyball, tennis and golf teams will be introduced...
Saturday scrimmage and practice at fall camp (08/17/12)
The No. 10 University of Arkansas football team held a team scrimmage on Saturday morning, Aug. 6, followed by an evening practice at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. Head coach John L. Smith spoke with the media after the scrimmage. Coach Smith talked about the positives from the morning session...
Instructors needed for 4-H shooting sports program in Oregon County (08/17/12)
The University of Missouri Extension Youth Development faculty is working to establish a Shooting Sports Program in Howell, Oregon, and Ozark Counties. 4-H Shooting Sports teaches life skills, safety, sportsmanship, and ethics through hands-on shooting experiences. Area youth are very excited about the program, but we still need adult leaders to make it possible...
Tri County All Stars holding car wash Aug. 24 (08/17/12)
The Tri-County All Star Team is having a car wash in the parking lot across from the Bank of Salem on Friday, August 24th from 4 to 7 PM to help with the costs associated with traveling baseball. The team is comprised of 9 and 10 years olds from area schools. Tri-County won the Cal Ripken District tournament this year held at ICC, and went on to the quarterfinals of the State Tournament in Jonesboro. All donations will be appreciated...
Fin to Fur 10 and Under Team (08/17/12)
The Fin to Fur 10 and under team took second place on Tuesday night, Aug. 7, at Bakersfield, Mo. Pictured are: top row, left to right -- Zack Flynn, Arthur Tate, Drew Clary, Eli King, Ryder Clark, Justin Skaggs, and Logan Doss. Bottom row, left to right -- Lane Grimes, Brett Alexander, Mason Tucker, Cole Young, Gadge Pitts and Coach Denny Young...
FCH Foundation Tourney a success (08/17/12)
The Fulton County Hospital Foundation's annual golf tournament was a rousing success, with W. Smith, S. Smith and J. Bateman (pictured above) taking the top prize in the Championship flight with a score of 54. Coming in second was the team of A, Montgomery, B. Jarrett and W. Jarrett with a score of 55, and third place went to C. Bunch, B. Miley, and Z. Grende with a score of 56...
Bull Shoals bowler wins tournament at Horseshoe Lanes (08/17/12)
Congratulations to Roy Milam of Bull Shoals, Ark., for winning the "Throw Out the Trash Tournament" at Horseshoe Lanes Sunday, Aug. 5, winning $500 and earning "Champion" status. 34 bowlers ignored the summer heat and competed for a total prize fund of $1,588 at Horseshoe Lanes. The main sponsors of the event were Cedar Glades Resort and the Horseshoe Bend Bowling Club, donating $500 to the prize fund...
Izard County farm Family 2012 (08/17/12)
With tears in his eyes, Eddie Combs talked about how proud he was of his family and the farm that they have built up. "If it hadn't been for Tammy, Brian and Jamie the farm wouldn't be what it is today," said Combs. Oregon County's Farm Family of the year, Eddie and Tammy Combs of Myrtle, has been in the farming industry for over 30 years...
Death Notices for the week of Aug. 15, 2012 (08/17/12)
Thomas Alan Forrest Wright, 85, of Naples, Fla., formerly of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Thursday, July 19, 2012 at his home in Naples. John Darrell Hutson, 61, of Salem, Ark., died Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012 in Harrison, Ark. Arrangements by Barker Funeral Home of Salem, Ark...
Wyatt Lee Meadows Fox Presley (08/17/12)
Billie and Katina Presley, Thayer, are the parents of baby boy, Wyatt Lee Meadows Fox Presley, born at 6:26 a.m. on July 25 at OMC. He weighed 6 pounds, 3 ounces and was 18 3/4 inches long. Siblings are Adriana, 2; Abigail, 9; Jacob, 11; and Tony, 15. Grandparents are Ray and Maria Cali, Thayer, and Jessie and Donna Williams, Mammoth Spring, Ark...
Man celebrates 101st birthday (08/17/12)
Vern Isenhower celebrated his 101st birthday with family and friends on July 21 at Shirley's Apartment party room. For that many candles, they decided to go with 101 cupcakes instead of a traditional cake. Isenhower is a staple at the Louisburg Farmer's Market, where he's sold over 500 tomatoes this year...
Gooch's celebrate 50th wedding anniversary (08/17/12)
Olan and Jackie Gooch of Viola, Ark., will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a special reception from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18 at the Viola School cafeteria. The Gooch's were marred in Steele, Mo., on August 18,1962. The couple met in Viola, and are childhood sweethearts...
Williams to celebrate her 90th birthday (08/17/12)
Join us on Saturday, Aug. 18, to help Frances Williams celebrate her 90th birthday with a come and go reception from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Cherokee Village United Methodist Church. Cards are also welcome.
Oregon County Sheriff's Report (08/17/12)
Rebecca K. Mock, 59 of Alton, was arrested on felony charges for possession of a controlled substance. Brandon S. Stubbs, 31 of West Plains, was arrested for DWI and released on a citation. Zachariah D. Adams, 26 of Alton, was arrested on felony charges for resisting arrest...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (08/17/12)
Christopher Christy, 26, of Salem, arrested on July 3 on Bond Revocation, was transferred on Aug. 8 to the Department of Correction. Jason Rivers, 34, of Mammoth Spring, arrested on July 12 on warrants, was transferred on July 10 to the Department of Correction...
Izard County Sheriff's Report (08/17/12)
Lori Funkhouser, 41, and Timothy Michael Ridgley, 33, were arrested on Aug. 7 for delivery of a schedule II controlled substance (oxycodone), possession of a controlled substance with the purpose to deliver, manufacture of a controlled substance, use or possession of drug paraphernalia with the purpose to use or manufacture a controlled substance and use or possession with the purpose to use drug paraphernalia. ...
Sharp County Sheriff's Report (08/17/12)
Donnie Ray Robert, 54, of Cherokee Village as arrested July 31 for theft of property. Jesse James Woodson Dorris, 19, of Evening Shade was arrested July 31 for terroristic threatening. William Andrew Gann, 23, of Cave City was arrested Aug. 1 for failure to appear...
A new ostrich for the nest (08/17/12)
Most of my readers have shared the roller coaster of emotions I have undergone in the last two years, through my blogs and editorial columns. From my 40th birthday to my daughter's graduation and marriage, the death of my grandparents, to the reality that my baby boy will be leaving for college in less than a year, many changes have happened in what seems like a flash...
More politicians than seniors? It just seemed like it... (08/17/12)
With a free lunch, bingo with prizes and other treats on the menu, more than 300 senior citizens showed up on Aug. 9 for Senior Day at the Fulton County Fair. Since seniors are known for turning out to vote, a number of politicians showed up too, to shake hands, pass out hand fans and "vote for me" cards...