[Nameplate] Fog/Mist ~ 35°F  
High: 42°F ~ Low: 31°F
Friday, Dec. 19, 2014

Stories from Thursday, September 27, 2012

Wanted: former Fulton County sheriffs (09/27/12)
Katie Gower, the long-time night dispatcher for the Fulton County Sheriff's office, is on special assignment. Call it the Case of the Missing Sheriff's' Photographs. "I like a mystery," Gower said. "It's a project that I am really enjoying." She volunteered to begin a search for photos when Sheriff Buck Foley said he would like to put up a "Wall of Fame" in the new jail, featuring framed pictures bearing the names of all the Sheriffs who have served Fulton County during its history...
Man killed in collision with deer (09/27/12)
A well known Myrtle resident was killed on Tuesday, Sept. 18 when his vehicle struck a deer. According to Highway Patrol Trooper L.W. Sanders, Noble J. McFann, 63, of Myrtle was driving on V Highway, 2.5 miles west of Myrtle, when his 2007 Toyota Cambry struck a deer. The vehicle then traveled off the roadway and overturned. McFann was pronounced dead at the scene. According to the accident report, McFann was not wearing a seat belt when the collision occurred...
Highway widening project nears completion (09/27/12)
The smell of asphalt was in the air in Ash Flat over the last week, as Atlas Asphalt began paving large sections of the nearly completed five lane expansion through Ash Flat. For the most part, motorists have been patient as progress is becoming more and more visible as each new asphalt lane is completed and bright yellow lane stripes are applied...
Area Fire Departments gear up for Fire Prevention Week (09/27/12)
Area fire departments are preparing for Fire Prevention Week 2012 to be held on Oct. 7 through 14. This year's theme is "Have Two Ways Out." The annual event is held to familiarize children with what firemen look like when they are dressed in their safety gear, and to help them learn techniques to help keep them safe. It also serves as week for fire safety reminders for adults, such as updating fire escape plans and replacing smoke detector batteries...
Salem Farmer's Market Family Festival Planned (09/27/12)
The Salem Farmers Market Committee is going to celebrate a successful first season of operation on Saturday, Oct. 6, with the first annual Salem Farmer's Market Family Festival. "Considering the hot weather and drought this summer, we think things have gone very well," committee secretary Robin Moore said. "Vendors have done well, and the feedback we are getting from consumers is, they are happy to have local produce and baked goods available each week."...
Citizen airs security concerns at Salem School Board meeting (09/27/12)
The Salem School Board held its annual public meeting on Monday, Sept. 17 to give citizens a report on the school district's progress and plans for the new school year. While only four people and a reporter attended the meeting, one man raised a question that many have discussed, since the August arrest of a Salem graduate, who allegedly threatened to return to the high school for violent acts - are Salem students secure as they go about their school days?...
Thayer Crescite Club makes donation for pottery kiln (09/27/12)
The Thayer Crescite Club, which often gets involved in community improvement projects, made a contribution to the Thayer High School Art Department on Wednesday, Sept. 19. The check for $215 was presented to art teacher, Jana Miller, to pay for a hood for a new drying kiln...
Alton city council meets (09/27/12)
The Alton City Council met for its regularly scheduled monthly meeting on Monday, Sept. 10. After approving minutes from August's meeting and expenditures, the council discussed needs for the Police and Water Departments and city administration. Officer Donnie Jeffers explained to councilmen about a "Use of Force Continuum Policy," which trains officers to use force, and escalate it based on the type of threat or violent response they encounter in dealing with a suspect. ...
No tax increase for Ash Flat (09/27/12)
Residents of Ash Flat will not face a millage increase for the next year. The Ash Flat City Council discussed the possibility of increasing the tax millage at its monthly city council meeting on Sept. 17. Ash Flat's millage is currently 2. In comparison, both Cherokee Village and Hardy have a 5 mill tax...
Mooty joins Areawide Media (09/27/12)
Kyle Mooty has been named the managing editor of Areawide Media's newspapers -- The News, the Villager Journal, and The South Missourian News. Niki de Soto, the former managing editor, has accepted a position working in Little Rock. Mooty is in his 33rd year in the media business, having worked in five states. ...
Program aimed to help prevent prescription theft and abuse (09/27/12)
It is no secret that one of the largest crime issues facing citizens of our area is the ever increasing abuse of prescription drugs. Police say many crimes are related to either obtaining prescription drugs or selling them. Over the last two years, many Arkansas counties have taken part in an initiative designed to allow citizens to take unused, unwanted or outdated medicines, both prescription and non prescription,to a safe place for disposal...
Red Mule employee arrested for theft (09/27/12)
A Cherokee Village man has been arrested for stealing over $11,000 in cash and an unknown amount of lottery tickets from his former employer, The Red Mule of Highland. Brett Edwards, 26, was charged with felony theft of property on Sept. 18. Police records indicate Kathy McComas, an employee of the business, contacted Highland Police Chief Jeremy Stevens on Sept. ...
Hounds crush Marked Tree (09/27/12)
Total domination is rarely achieved in high school football, but that is what happened as Salem rolled over Marked Tree, 48-6, in the Greyhounds' homecoming game on Sept. 21. The Hounds received the opening kickoff and returned the ball to their own 39 yard line. Seven plays and three minutes later, Salem started the scoring. Junior quarterback Dillon Turner put up the first of many points on the day by throwing a 39 yard touchdown pass to Heath Goodman...
Bobcats snap three game skid (09/27/12)
Gaining and maintaining outstanding field position and capitalizing on Houston turnovers, the Thayer Bobcats dominated the Houston Tigers, 50 - 7, at Houston on Sept. 21, 2012 After a three down first series for the Bobcats, Levi Hargrove booted the football deep into Tiger territory. Thayer got great downfield pursuit on the punt, to hold the Tiger return to only three yards. Houston's first play from scrimmage resulted in a fumble, with the Bobcat's recovering the ball at the ten...
Rebels dominate the weary Warriors (09/27/12)
It's important when playing a weaker opponent that a team not look ahead to, say, the Valley View game two weeks from now, nor should they take pity upon a struggling team. The Highland Rebels did neither scoring 30 points in the first quarter on their way to a 44-10 conference victory at Westside on Sept. 21...
Junior Rebels stay unbeaten (09/27/12)
Using a stingy defense and a quick hitting offense, the Junior Rebels quickly dispatched Brookland 40-14 on Sept. 20 at Highland. The Rebel defense allowed just 52 yards of Bearcat's offense in the first half, while the Reb offense amassed 230 yards in the same amount of time...
Changing the way seasons are scheduled (09/27/12)
Every two years the football coaches of each conference meet to decide the schedule for the next two year cycle. Hopefully, in 2014 more thought will be put into the creation of the 3-4A conference schedule. Two things that are troublesome about the current schedule is that Highland starts the season with three straight road games, and Brookland has three straight home games. This will be the opposite next season. No team should have to play away from home three straight weeks...
Thayer's rocky season continues with tough loss to Van Buren (09/27/12)
Thayer Lady Bobcats softball has had some up's and down's the past couple of weeks. After picking up a third place finish in the Bakersfield tournament, the Lady Cats dropped a couple of games the next week. Playing at home on Tuesday Sept. 18, the Lady Cats were able to get a few base hits off of Van Buren's outstanding pitcher Gavy Cipponeri, but good defensive fielding held Thayer's base runners in check...