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Stories from Thursday, September 13, 2012

Children enjoy fire department visit (09/13/12)
A child's first sight of a firefighter should not come in an emergency situation, such as a fire at their home. Ash Flat Fire Chief Stacy Horton, and Adam Bates took the opportunity on Sept. 6, to visit a local daycare to familiarize children with firemen and their duties...
No where to cut.. Fire chiefs speak with alderman (09/13/12)
On Sept. 6, Highland Alderman Larry Allen called a meeting of the Quad Cities fire chiefs to discuss the possibility of consolidating some services ,in an attempt to save money without raising taxes or cutting personnell. Cherokee Village Chief Mike Taylor. Highland Chief Kal Dienst and Ash Flat Chief Stacy Horton joined Allen in a discussion about options...
Ruth Reynolds... The woman behind the signs (09/13/12)
Ruth Reynolds may not be a household name in the area, but most know the woman with the "Let's Get Wet" signs. Reynolds spearheaded the effort to get a Sharp County wet/dry vote on the fall ballot. . Few know who she is or her background other than her quiet presence displaying her roadside signs or collecting signatures for the initiative...
Carson and Barnes Circus to perform in Horseshoe Bend (09/13/12)
As part of their 76th consecutive year of touring the USA, Carson and Barnes Circus, the largest traveling big top tent circus in America, will visit Horseshoe Bend, Ark., on Wednesday, Sept. 19 at Veterans Park, located at the corner of Cardinal St. and Sequoia St. in Horseshoe Bend...
Saddle Up for St. Jude Trail ride welcomes riders (09/13/12)
If last year's inaugural Saddle Up for St. Jude Trail Ride was any indication organizer Adam Zeiger has started a memorable fall tradition. All the fundraising trail ride's proceeds go directly to St. Jude Children's research hospital. The ride is open to everyone, and is by donation only. ...
Watch D.O.G.S.dads program kicks off at Highland schools (09/13/12)
The saying "Good things often rise from tragedies," is being exhibited through the WATCH D.O.G. S. (Dads Of Great Students) Program at Cherokee Village Elmentary School and Highland Middle School. On Sept. 6, fathers and father figures gathered with their children for a drop in kickoff pizza party for the programs' fourth year in the school district...
Sheriff's office receives new rescue boat (09/13/12)
Tammy Curtis Staff Writer In response to the need for a larger Sharp County rescue boat, Chief Deputy David Huffmaster submitted a grant application that allowed the county to purchase one. Huffmaster explained the boat the county took possession of last week is an 18 foot all welded boat, with a mercury 60/40 four stroke motor. It was purchased with a portion of a $16,000 grant the county received from a Homeland Security Grant, through the Department of Emergency Management...
Sharp County Land Auction held (09/13/12)
The Commissioner of State Lands office conducted an auction of Sharp County tax-delinquent properties recently at the Sharp County Courthouse Annex in Ash Flat. A total of 29 interested bidders attended the sale, which is held annually by the state to dispose of land on which the taxes have been past due over two years. ...
Greyhounds steal win in closing seconds (09/13/12)
The Salem Greyhounds' Friday night game at Yellville-Summit on Sept. 7, went from being a simple away game, to becoming a two-night defensive struggle with the Hounds coming out on top: 8-7. The game was postponed from Friday night due to lightning and heavy thunderstorms in the Yellville area. After the game was cancled Salem had to drive the 60 miles back home, and come back the next night...
Police Records (09/13/12)
Jerod Franklin Bates, 23, of Cherokee Village was arrested Aug. 23 for unlawful discharge of a firearm and public intoxication. Lydia Kay Villapando, 36, of Mammoth Spring was arrested Aug. 24 for probation violation for failure to comply. Danny Muir, 22, of Hardy was arrested Aug. 24 and sentenced to 60 days in jail...