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Stories from Friday, August 24, 2012

Fulton County woman arrested on arson charges (08/24/12)
Makes bail, taken to mental health facility in Batesville for evaluation
Construction begins on improvement to Whitten Access at Eleven Point River (08/24/12)
On Monday, Aug. 20, a major improvement project for the Eleven Point River Whitten Access began taking shape as contractors began moving in their equipment. Bill Paxton, spokesperson for the Mark Twain National Forest, said it should take a couple of months to complete the improvements, with work in the river getting top priority, because stream work is only allowed during certain times of the year. ...
U.S. Rep Emerson makes stop at local sawmill (08/24/12)
Every year 8th District Congresswoman, Jo Ann Emerson goes on a Farm Tour throughout southern Missouri, visiting farms, specialty ranch producers, and other agriculture operations. On Friday, Aug. 17. Emerson stopped at the Frost Sawmill located in Shannon County to meet with owner, Dennis Frost, and others from the community who are facing challenges because of the drought...
Aquatic Center gathers area plants for displays (08/24/12)
As the new Conservation and Aquatic Education Center at the Mammoth Spring State Park nears its opening, efforts are underway to make it as natural as possible. Plants and flowers that will be located inside and outside of the center will come from the Spring River and Warm Fork access, both located within minutes of the park...
Sheriff unveils department website (08/24/12)
The Oregon County Sheriff's Office launched a new website on Aug. 13, where residents can find the latest information regarding the operations of the Sheriff's Office, as well as locate area sex offenders. The new website will serve as an information resource for the public and assist with community policing efforts...
Howell-Oregon Co-op is serious about safety (08/24/12)
Howell-Oregon Electric Cooperative is very serious about electrical safety. The co-op hosted a live electric line safety demonstration on Thursday, Aug. 9, in which Pike Energy Solutions used 7,200 volts of electricity to show the dangers electric lines pose to many who work around them...
Fulton County Jail two steps closer to reality (08/24/12)
Fulton County is two steps closer to getting approval to build the new jail that voters approved in Nov. of 2011. Judge Charles Willett announced during the Aug. 13 meeting of Fulton County Quorum Court that the USDA, which is providing a low interest loan and a grant, had approved a proposal that will allow SouthBuild, a Tennessee company, to design the jail and oversee construction...
Reward offered for area copper thieves (08/24/12)
Tammy Curtis Staff Writer Centurylink and the Sharp County Sheriff's Department hope money will be a motivator, as they seek the arrest and conviction of those responsible for stealing copper phone wire. The two agencies are offering up to $2,000 for information about copper thieves...
Salem man held on $500,000 bond after threatening school attack (08/24/12)
"Our stomachs were just in knots. With school starting next week, we needed to get this wrapped up as quickly as possible," Salem Police Chief Al Roork said, describing a week-long investigation that led to the arrest of a man who threatened to go to Salem High School and shoot students...
Highland officer promoted, new eatery to open (08/24/12)
At it's Aug. 14 meeting, the Highland City Council recognized two employees, and heard good news about the city's economy. After going into executive session to discuss a personnel matter, the council returned to public session, and promoted Highland Police Officer Kyle Crawford to Sergeant...
Back To School (08/24/12)
Cherokee Elementary School students were welcomed back to school Aug. 20. The halls were filled with many new kindergardeners who met meet their teachers and prepared for the upcoming year. There were more than a few wet eyes as parents and grandparents dropped their children off for the big day...
CV road renamed in honor of long-time city employee (08/24/12)
A large crowd gathered Aug. 14 in Cherokee Village to show respect for a long time employee of the Cherokee Village Water Works. Stories of Steve A. Rose's life and passion for his job were shared by family, friends and co-workers, as the road that leads to the Cherokee Village Water Works was renamed Steve Rose Trail...
Night of drinking turns violent (08/24/12)
Sulphur Rock man shot in Evening Shade over disagreement
News Briefs - The South Missourian News - Aug. 23, 2012 (08/24/12)
NARFE meeting set for Aug. 28 in West Plains The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Chapter 695 of West Plains will meet on Tuesday, Aug. 28 at noon at Ryan's Family Steak House, 1321 Preacher Roe Blvd. The speaker will be Patrick Ledgerwood, Presiding Commissioner in Oregon County...
4th Annual Blue Jean Ball tickets are now on sale (08/24/12)
Tickets are now on sale and sponsorships are available for the Fourth Annual Blue Jean Ball, sponsored by the Ozarks Medical Center Foundation. The ball will be held at 6 p.m. Sept. 22 at Risner Stables in West Plains. "We encourage everyone to dust off their boots, dig out their denim and get ready for an evening of dancing, food, fun and entertainment," said Robin Morgan, OMC Events Director. ...
Victory Free Will Baptist Church hosts The Elmores, August 26 (08/24/12)
The Elmores will be singing at the Victory Free Will Baptist Church in Alton, this Sunday, Aug. 26, at 11 a.m. The Elmores, Marty and Patti, are a husband and wife team from West Plains, Mo. They have been writing and singing gospel music together for the past 25 years, traveling over much of Missouri and several surrounding states...
WRAA Senior Life Program in Salem (08/24/12)
On July 1, 2012, the Fulton County Senior Centers began operation as the WRAAA Senior Life Program in Salem, Mammoth Spring and Viola. Janice Crider has been selected as Program Director and is excited to serve seniors in this role. Senior Centers provide a central gathering place for persons age 60 and older. Most centers are open five days a week and serve a hot noon meal. Menus are developed each quarter with a dietician, to provide 1/3 of daily nutritional requirements...
Couch School Board holds tax hearing at meeting (08/24/12)
The Couch R-I Board of Education met in Special Session for the annual Tax Rate Hearing in the school library on Aug. 13, at 7:00 p.m. The following members were present: Joe Garrison, Tim Garrison, Will Hicks, Larry Janes and Lucas Parker. After discussion on the proposed tax rate, the Board voted to voluntarily reduce the tax rate ceiling by .2551 and to set the tax rate at 3.63 for the 2012-13 school year. ...
James Spurlock takes the lead at Ozarka College's Mammoth Spring campus (08/24/12)
Ozarka College President Dr. Richard Dawe has announced the appointment of James Spurlock to Director of Off-Campus Operations at the Mammoth Spring campus. Spurlock most recently served in the same capacity at the Ash Flat campus. "I am so pleased that James agreed to take on the important challenge to further advance Ozarka College at Mammoth Spring," said Dr. ...
"Recovering from the Drought" meeting to be held in Oregon County, August 27 (08/24/12)
The University of Missouri Extension Office of Oregon County will hold a meeting to discuss drought recovery issues. The meeting will be Monday, August 27 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Oregon County Courthouse conference room located in the basement...
Thayer School Board held Tax Rate Hearing and regular meeting, August 9 (08/24/12)
The Thayer Board of Education met Thursday night, Aug. 9, 2012. Board members present were Randy Ward, Alan Pender, Karen Cotham, Jed Underwood, Bill Honeycutt, Wendy Carhart, and Mike Morris. At 6:30 p.m. the Tax Rate Hearing took place. During the hearing the board discussed setting the operational levy at the current rate of $2.75. ...
Women Aware Conference to be held at the Black River Coliseum Sept. 15 in Poplar Bluff (08/24/12)
Registration is now available for the 25th Women Aware Conference which will be held Saturday, Sept. 15 at the Black River Coliseum in Poplar Bluff, Mo. Leigh Ann Tuohy, the mother played by Sandra Bullock in the movie "The Blind Side," will be the keynote speaker. Tuohy, who is from Memphis, Tenn., along with her husband, Sean, took in Michael Oher, a homeless teenager, who later was selected as a first round draft pick in the NFL, with the support and love of an unlikely adoptive family...
Missouri State-WP campus goes tobacco free (08/24/12)
Students entered a tobacco-free zone today when they walked onto the Missouri State University-West Plains campus for the new semester. The university implemented a system-wide tobacco-free policy Aug. 15, following a two-year process that went from smoking in designated areas only to the current policy, university officials said...
Bridge Bash to benefit local families in need (08/24/12)
The Food Bank of North Central Arkansas is proud to announce itssecond annual, Bridge Bash; Saturday Sept. 22, from 9 a.m. -- 4 p.m. on the Rainbow Bridge and in the Big Spring Park -- Cotter, Ark. Bridge Bash begins at 9 a.m. as 2,500 people from north central Arkansas gather to "Stand Up for Hope" on the Rainbow Bridge, raising $50,000 and providing 250,000 meals for our neighbors in need...
Second annual Croney Family Reunion held (08/24/12)
The descendants of Pearl Croney gathered in Mammoth Spring on July 28, 2012 at the First Baptist Church. Twila Moore, daughter of Dannie and Linda Lafferty, decided that family members would meet each year on the last weekend of July in an effort to stay close and in contact with one another. Her inspiration for this meeting is her dad, Dannie. There was a pot luck lunch with lots of food for everyone to enjoy. Family pictures were taken and a good time was had by all...
Speakers announced for Go Green (08/24/12)
Two new speakers have confirmed appearances at the Go Green Fall Festival, to be held in Thayer on Oct. 20 and 21. They are Doreen Hannes, known as the Truth Farmer, and Terry Durham Roger of Elderberry Life. Hannes is a nationally known advocate for food freedom and farmer's rights, a former radio talk show host and frequent guest on Joyce Riley's The Power Hour radio broadcast. ...
White wins Bank of Salem drawing (08/24/12)
Dustin White of Salem, Ark., won $250 from the special drawing held during Bank of Salem Day at the Fulton County Fair. Congratulations!
Ozarka's Operation Jump Start to assist small businesses (08/24/12)
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. ...
AARP to host special program in Horseshoe Bend Sept. 7 (08/24/12)
Horseshoe Bend's AARP Chapter is inviting everyone in the area to a special program on Friday, Sept 7, at 9:00 a.m. at the Lutheran Church in Horseshoe Bend. The program will be given by The Genesis Foundation, a Medical Education and Research Institute in Memphis, Tenn...
Rummage and bake sale to benefit Friends of HSB Animals on Aug. 25 (08/24/12)
It's that time of year, when Friends of Horseshoe Bend Animals puts on a rummage and bake sale to help the Dogs and Cats of Horseshoe Bend! On Saturday, Aug. 25, at 8:00 a.m., Faith Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall doors will open to a room full of bargains galore. Come shop early for the best deals in home decorations and accessories, furniture, electronics, kitchen and bath items, and linens...
Quilter's entry selected for traveling exhibit (08/24/12)
Barbara Tennison, a member of Hill 'N Hollow Quilters Guild, received notification that her entry in the 2012 Hoffman Challenge has been selected for one of their traveling exhibits. Her wall hanging will travel to quilt and fiber shows, seminars, quilt shops and quilt guilds throughout the United States and Canada beginning in September, 2012 through October, 2013, just as she will be receiving her winning 2011 entry which is ending its travels...
Children's book authors to speak at Ash Flat Library (08/24/12)
Stella Hash and Lexie Nicholson, guest authors of children's books, will be at the new Ash Flat Public Library on Saturday, Aug. 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to sign books. "The Christmas Caravan" by Stella Hash is the story of Moses, the mouse, and his family. ...
Cherokee Village Women's Club to meet Aug. 27 (08/24/12)
The Cherokee Village Women's Club will meet Monday, Aug. 27 at 1 p.m. at the Omaha Center in Cherokee Village. The guest speaker will be musician and music producer Doug Driesel, speaking about his experiences performing all over the world. All members and ladies of the area are invited to attend the meeting. Our meetings are starting again after a summer break, and we've planned interesting programs at each of the monthly meetings...
Measure the Candidates event slated for Aug. 30 at fairgrounds (08/24/12)
The Sharp Farm Bureau will host a "Measure the Candidates" event on Thursday, August 30, at 6:00 p.m. at the Sharp County Fairgrounds. The meeting will be open to the public, for anyone who wants an opportunity to meet the candidates for the upcoming election...
Sharp Fair checks ready for pick up (08/24/12)
The Sharp County Fair took in 3,111 exhibits this year, which is a record. The exhibits came from 527 exhibitors. Fair checks for winners are now available for pick up at the Ozark Title Company at 17 West Main St. in Ash Flat. Pictures of children with Farm Bureau posters are also available for pick up. For more information, call 994-7325...
Writers group to meet Aug. 30 (08/24/12)
The "Aspiring Writer's Experience " (A.W.E.) will meet Thursday, Aug. 30 from 10 a.m. to noon in the Hospitality Room at the A.L. Hutson Memorial Center in Highland. The new group is for aspiring men and women writers, 18 and older, who want to share their written work and take their writing skills to the next level...
Local 4-h'ers do well at state horse show (08/24/12)
One-hundred seventy-five 4-H members from 24 counties showed their skills and sportsmanship at the Arkansas 4-H State Horse show July 17-19 at the White County Fairgrounds. "I'm very proud of our young horsemen and horsewomen," said Mark Russell, assistant professor-equine-extension, for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. "They competed well and showed growth in the way they handled their horses and in their showmanship skills."...
North Arkansas District Fair deadline set as Sept. 15 (08/24/12)
North Central Arkansas District fair officials want to remind exhibitors that the deadline for entries for the 2012 fair is Sept. 15. The NCA District Fair is scheduled for Sept. 24-29 at the North Central Arkansas District Fairgrounds at Melbourne...
Three local students admitted to ASMSA (08/24/12)
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...
Mark Martin's First Customers (08/24/12)
Vernon and Betty Crumpler from Cherokee Village, Ark., were the first customers at Mark Martin's new location in Ash Flat, at the corner of Highway 62/412 and Highway 167.
News Briefs - The Villager Journal - Week of Aug. 22-28, 2012 (08/24/12)
Spring River NARFE to meet Aug. 28 The Spring River Chapter of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Association will hold their monthly meeting Tuesday, Aug. 28. Members meet at Mel's Diner and Deli Mart in Cherokee Village, at 11:00 a.m. All retirees, spouses and current employees are welcome to attend. Gene Moore from Sharp County Office of Emergency Services will present the program. For additional information, contact John Guest at 870-257-3644...
Henkels announces launch of campaign (08/24/12)
Kristina Henkels, candidate for Fulton County Treasurer, is pleased to announce that she has officially launched her campaign for the office. Kristina filed to run for office in April. Recently, Kristina has been actively campaigning in Salem and the surrounding areas- taking the first steps on the campaign trail. She quickly followed by attending events in the area, including the VFW political event and the Fulton County Fair...
Watson named to Ozarka College Foundation board (08/24/12)
The Ozarka College Foundation, a 501(c) organization that provides support for the Ozarka College mission, recently added Mike Watson of Ash Flat as a board member, bringing the total to 19. Watson will serve as a Sharp County representative. "I believe that the opportunity that Ozarka College provides our communities in North Central Arkansas is invaluable," said Watson. ...
Ash Flat Healthcare 2012 Queen (08/24/12)
Ash Flat Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center is proud to announce the winner of our 2012 Queen Pageant, Ms. Mary Katherine Downs. Downs was crowned on July 31, 2012. On Aug. 2, Downs participated in the Arkansas Healthcare Association District 4 Queen Pageant in Paragould, Ark. Congratulations!...
Jenkins selected Class 2 Player of the Year (08/24/12)
Norwood Pirate senior guard Riley Jenkins was recently selected Class 2 Player of the Year by the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association (MOBCA). Riley helped lead the Pirates to a 27-3 record this past season. The team reached the state quarterfinals, were Summit Conference champions, Cabool Holiday Tournament Champions, and Gainesville Tournament Champions...
Thayer holds Jamboree to kick off season (08/24/12)
Thayer invited varsity and junior varsity football teams from Liberty, Willow Springs and Cabool for scrimmage games on Friday night, Aug. 17. In the Jamboree setting, the teams lined up on a short field and took turns, with one team running a set number of plays on offense, with the opposing team running defensive plays. ...
Ozarka issues Walkabout Challenge (08/24/12)
Ozarka College is going down under this semester to bring culture and a healthier lifestyle to students, faculty, staff, and members of the community. Thanks to a grant sponsored by Arkansas Blue and You Foundation, the Australian Walkabout Fitness Challenge will push participants to "travel" 8,675 miles collectively around the island continent...
Ozarka's Run with the Beavers 5K set for Labor Day Weekend in MS (08/24/12)
The second annual 'Run with the Beavers' 5K fun run and 2.5K walk to benefit Ozarka College -- Mammoth Spring has been scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 1, starting at the Mammoth Spring State Park at 8:15 a.m. Registration will begin at 7:15 a.m. on the day of the race...
Ozarka Foundation ready to tee off tournament (08/24/12)
The Ozarka College Foundation Board of Directors has announced its annual benefit golf scramble will be held on Saturday, Sept. 29 at Coopers Hawk Golf Course in Melbourne. First National Banking Company will be the tournament's major corporate sponsor again this year...
Crass Century Farm in Myrtle (08/24/12)
Sitting on his front porch swing dressed in overalls, Sam Crass was ready to give a tour of his century farm. Harold "Sam" Crass of Myrtle resides on the 360 acres that was homesteaded by his grandfather and uncles in 1862. Crass' parents, Rob and Claudia Crass, continued on the family farm tradition...
Death Notices - Week of Aug. 22, 2012 (08/24/12)
Lenelle Matheny, 92, of Berkeley, Mo., formerly of Cave City, Ark., died Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012 at her home. Arrangements by Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City. Jimmy Lee Vessels, Jr., 49, of Hardy, Ark., died Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012 in Mountain Home, Ark.. Arrangements by Tri County Funeral Home of Highland, Ark...
Walker ~ Shrable (08/24/12)
The families of Jessica Walker and Dustin Ray Shrable, both of Viola, Ark., announce their upcoming wedding, to be held Saturday, Sept. 29 at 2 p.m. at Big Spring Park in Cotter, Ark. A reception will follow at the park's pavillion. The bride is the daughter of Dennis Cherry of Viola, Ark., and Charlene Honeycutt of Pineville, Ark., and is the granddaughter of Margaret "Sally" and the late Gene Rogers of Marshall, Ark., and Doris and the late Eric Logan of Viola, Ark...
Bookers to celebrate 50th (08/24/12)
Harriell and Mary Booker of Independence, Mo. will celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012. A private family celebration is planned by their children and grandchildren: Donna, Steve, Tyler and Rachael Adcock Bechelle, and John, Shane and Brianny Monteil...
Husky's to celebrate 60th anniversary with reception (08/24/12)
There will be a reception for Paul and Dorthy Huskey in honor of their 60th wedding anniversary, and Dorothy's 80th birthday, on Sunday, Sept. 2, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Mt Harmony Freewill Baptist Church in Saffel, Ark. Paul is a retired farmer and Dorothy is retired from ConAgra Frozen Foods. They are active members of Mt. Harmony Freewill Baptist Church, where Paul has served as deacon and Sunday School teacher for many years, and Dorothy has served in the nursery...
Harris' celebrate 60 years (08/24/12)
Robert D. and Alice B. Harris of Cherokee Village, Ark., will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Aug. 24. Robert Harris married Alice B. Ferrell on Aug. 24, 1952 at First Baptist Church in Batesville, Miss., by Rev. William Garner. They are the parents of Lisa Harris Walden (Frank) and Robert F. Harris (Laurie), both of Jonesboro...
Sharp County Sheriff's Department (08/24/12)
Kevin McCarty, 37, of Cherokee Village was arrested Aug. 8 for public intoxication and possession of drug paraphernalia. Jack Culbreath, 31, of Cherokee Village was arrested Aug. 9 for parole revocation. Kirby Garrett, 23, of Poughkeepsie was arrested Aug. 9 on a court order for six months in jail...
Cherokee Village Police Department (08/24/12)
Milon Mitchell, 37, of Cherokee Village was arrested Aug. 3 for third degree domestic battery and public intoxication. Edward French, 49, of Hardy was arrested Aug. 5 for public intoxication. Tammy Peck, 52, of Cherokee Village was arrested Aug. 5 for public intoxication...
Cherokee Village "No Annexation" letters -- tabled (08/24/12)
We here at Areawide Media love to get Letters To The Editor. They are a great way to give feedback to public officials, or get a public discussion going when a community is trying to made a decision on an important issue. Keep them coming! That said, I feel it is time for the long discussion over Cherokee Village's trial ballon to annex areas around it to end -- at least on our editorial page. ...
Letters to the Editor for the week of Aug. 22-28, 2012 (08/24/12)
A hearty and heartfelt "Thank You" to all the volunteer fire fighters who turned out in force last Wednesday (Aug. 15) as fires were called in across the county. It took Sturkie volunteers only seven minutes from the first call made to 911 for a water truck to arrive at the scene of a house fire on our farm...