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Stories from Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Local stores prepare for Black Friday sales (11/21/12)
This year, the official kickstart of the holiday season will began just hours after the last turkey and dressing settled and the pumpkin pie was put back into the refrigerator. So whether or not you plan to take part in the scavenger hunt many deem Black Friday this year there are many local options that will save residents both gas and those dreaded black toenails from being ran down by misguided shopping carts...
County deputies graduate from academy (11/21/12)
Two officers of the Sharp County Sheriff's Department graduated from the Black River Technical College Law Enforcement Training Academy in Pocahontas on Nov. 16. Jimmy Bennett and Mary Louise Wanley were two of the 43 who completed the comprehensive thirteen week program at the academy. Law enforcement officers are required to complete the training within one year of employment...
"Wet" group dissolves, citing "Mission Accomplished" (11/21/12)
After six years of hard work and a few setbacks collecting signatures to allow a wet/dry vote on the Sharp County ballot, Save Energy Reap Taxes, a 501C3 organization, dissolved on Nov. 14 citing, "Mission Accomplished" as the reason. Organizer Ruth Reynolds and nine other Sharp County residents -- people with personalities and beliefs as different as night and day -- accomplished something that hasn't been done in the county in nearly 70 years, making the dry county wet...
CV rental ordinance delayed (11/21/12)
Kyle Mooty Managing Editor A third reading that could have passed a new rental property ordinance for Cherokee Village was removed from the agenda at the Nov. 15 meeting of the city council, and plans were made to hold at least one public meeting on the subject before the ordinance is read again...
Highland chooses site for building (11/21/12)
Members of the Highland City Council finally settled the controversy on a location for a new city maintenance building at its Tuesday, Nov. 13 meeting, but not until after a lengthy, heated discussion between members of the council and residents opposed to building the facility behind the fire station...
Baxter Regional Readies Medical Clinic at Baker's Pharmacy (11/21/12)
People who have not been in Baker's Pharmacy for awhile are in for a shock. A walk through the front door is the entryway to the pharmacy, which is now in a much smaller space at the front of the building. Behind a wall and two doors is a major construction zone, as the space is developed into a new medical clinic...
Compromise Reached In Viola Elementary Nut Ban Dispute (11/21/12)
Two sides, involved a bitter dispute over a nut ban at Viola Elementary School, have endorsed a revised school policy which attempts to protect students with severe nut allergies, while giving more freedom to students who want to bring peanut butter sandwiches or nut products in their lunches from home...
Fulton Water, Viola Raise Water Rates (11/21/12)
The Fulton County Water Authority has passed a rate increase, after an analysis determined its current rate schedule is not high enough to cover expenses. $5.00 per thousand gallons for the next 4,000 gallons used $3.00 per thousand gallons for the next 5,000 gallons used...
Sorghum time at Greasy Creek Farm (11/21/12)
Statistics show that, in the U.S., sorghum grass is considered good for mainly one thing -- cattle feed. But them's fightin' words to anyone who has ever eaten a hot buttered biscuit covered with sorghum on a cold winter's day. While production of sweet sorghum has fallen from 20 million U.S. gallons a year in the early 1800s to just one million gallons currently, there are still lots of sorghum syrup fans, especially in the south...
Mammoth Spring State Park Named Park of the Year (11/21/12)
Mammoth Spring State Park has been chosen as the winner of Region Two's Park of the Year Award for 2011-2012. Arkansas State Parks Department presented the award in a special ceremony on Friday, Nov. 16 at the park's pavilion. Park Superintendent, Dave Jackson said, "It is an honor for us. ...
Hand of Hope Kitchen off to good start (11/21/12)
The Hands of Hope Kitchen on Front Street in Downtown Thayer had a very enthusiastic turn out for its first free meal on Saturday, Nov. 10. The kitchen has been organized by a group of churches and volunteers in order to provide needy families and individuals a place to eat, relax and spend time with others...
Thayer Council rejects land sale request (11/21/12)
The Thayer City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, Nov. 14 to approve the revised City Employees Handbook, address requests by the public and discuss other issues. Larry Forschler, owner of Forshcler's True Value, attended to continue a discussion about a business expansion. ...