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Stories from Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Ash Flat Angels (12/04/12)
A float full of angels was one of the many entries that made their way down the newly paved five-lane highway for the Ash Flat Christmas Parade on Dec. 1. For winners and more photos of the parade, see next week's edition of the Villager Journal.
Cave City to attempt further restrictions of alcohol sales (12/04/12)
In one of the most controversial ballot initiatives Sharp County has seen in years, residents were split on the Wet-Dry issue on the Nov. 7 ballot, with those who favored alcohol sales winning by a slim margin -- 3,884 to 3,456. The police chief in a Sharp County city who did not want the issue to pass has proposed putting additional restrictions on the sale of alcohol beverages in Cave City...
Building bridges to the future: County crew works hard in 2012 (12/04/12)
Facing tremendous damage over the past three years to its road and bridge infrastructure, Sharp County has benefited from Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funds and grants to make repairs and improve roadways. Sharp County Road Superintendent Dan Melbourne said many 2012 road and bridge improvements have been made, thanks to funding from FEMA, the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management, and stimulus grants administered through White River Planning and Development. ...
Pearl Harbor Day Remembered (12/04/12)
For nearly 71 years, veterans around the country have gathered on Dec. 7 to remember the day that would forever impact their lives -- Pearl Harbor Day. As these men and women veterans age, ceremonies in hometowns across America continue, but with fewer and fewer in attendance each year...
Lula Vaughn Taylor (12/04/12)
Lula Vaughn (Lou) Taylor, 81 of Hardy, Ark., died on Tuesday, Nov. 27, at her home. Born Thursday, June 18, 1931, in Monette, Ark. She was the daughter of the late Joe Slayton and the late Barbara Stevens Slayton. Survived by her sons, Jerry Taylor and Mike Taylor, daughters, Carol Barton, Kathy Gore and Rhonda Taylor, brothers, Bill Slayton, Richard Slayton, David Slayton and Danny Slayton, sisters, Elizabeth Bradford and Sally Powers; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren...
Harold Dean Hobbs (12/04/12)
Harold Dean Hobbs was born the son of George Lewis and Vada A. (Crews) Hobbs on June 20, 1935 in Thayer, Mo.,and departed this life November 17, 2012 at his home in Horseshoe Bend, Ark., at the age of 77 years. He was united in marriage November 13, 1955 in Mammoth Spring, Ark., to Hasseltine Smith...
Willie Rogers (12/04/12)
Willie Rogers, 84, of Viola, Ark., was born on Dec. 2, 1927, in Elizabeth, Ark., daughter of Charlie Lester and Oma Priscilla (Davis) Landrum. She departed this life on Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, at her home. Willie was united in marriage to Ralph William Rogers on Aug. ...
Vera Nettie Hatman (12/04/12)
Vera Nettie Hatman was born the daughter of Fred B. Kenney and Ruth A. (Garrettson) Kenney on Jan. 27, 1923 in St. Cloud, Fla. and departed this life Nov. 26, 2012 at Shady Oaks Healthcare Center in Thayer, Mo. at the age of 89 years. She graduated from St. Cloud High School in 1941 and attended Orange Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Orlando, Fla., graduating in 1944...
Ashley -Baughn engagement (12/04/12)
Denise Leann Ashley of Conway and Stephen Alex Baughn of Little Rock are happy to announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The bride-elect is the daughter of Dennie and Elizabeth Ashley of Conway, and the granddaughter of Mrs. Lavern Ashley and the late Mr. ...
A survivor's tale of Black Friday (12/04/12)
I am a survivor. I made it home in one piece from Black Friday. In a column before B.F., I suggested a number of steps I follow that others could try to have a successful shopping trip. Disregard them -- throw them out. I found this year was a whole new ballgame...
Meeting with Millers memorable (12/04/12)
I used to think it was wrong to hang onto every word of a Nolan Richardson, or even an Army general I once raised suspicions about at a military school. After all, at the end of the day, they were both just regular people working for a living. As the old saying goes, they put on their pants one leg at a time just like you and me. ...
Why no black or women vets photographed by Villager? (12/04/12)
Dear Editor, As a 100 percent disabled vet, I have a few comments. The Villager Journal on Nov. 14 showed a lot of nice pictures of Veterans Day events. In all the pictures, I noticed something missing. I did not see any pictures of any black vets or other people of color. I also did not see pictures of any women vets...
Highland Students receive U of A Scholarships (12/04/12)
Meghan Miller, Assistant Director of Admissions, from the University of Arkansas Fayetteville, presented Highland High School students Ethan Hoppe and Joseph Matson with Chancellor's Scholarships on Friday, Nov. 2. The offer came after both outstanding young men were nominated as Semi-Finalist in the National Merit Scholarship program. Ethan and Joseph were awarded an $8,000 initial scholarship based on the Merit nomination...
Shoppers invited to Calico Rock for Christmas shopping (12/04/12)
"The Calico Rock Artisans Cooperative has been transformed into Santa's Workshop," said Visitor's Center Director Gloria Gushue. "Our local elves are helping Santa make this year the Merriest Christmas ever." Gushue is encouraging shoppers to support the local economy with unique gifts and decorations created by local artists and craftspeople. ...
Hardy UMC selling Boston butts (12/04/12)
The Hardy United Methodist Chruch is currently selling boston butt tickets to raise funds to help the church and people in the community. Tickets are $25 each.The butts will be cooked in the Walmart parking lot on the evening of Dec. 14, and ready for pickup on Dec. 15...
SRACC seeks banquet host (12/04/12)
The Spring River Chamber of Commerce, which will hold its annual Chamber banquet on Jan. 24, 2013, is taking bids on the banquet. The party bid for the banquet should include seating for 125 to 150 people, china and silverware, white cloth table cloths and napkins, table decorations, gratuity and menus with at least two entrees from which the board can choose...
Singing Convention to meet (12/04/12)
The Izard County monthly singing convention will meet at Brockwell, Ark., on Dec. 9, at 2:00 p.m. All singers and friends are welcome and encouraged to come and participate. With the Christmas Holiday approaching, singing is a wonderful way for us to express our thanks for all of God's blessings. Expecting to see you there. 870-368-4146 or 870-368-50...
Ozarka announces Dec. GED schedule (12/04/12)
The GED Test will be given at Ozarka College in Melbourne on Dec. 5 and 12 at 8:30 a.m. in Room 516 of the Wyth Duke Adult Education Building. You must present an Arkansas photo ID, a Social Security Card, and proof of passing Practice Test scores dated within the last year. ...
Salem UMC to host Bazaar (12/04/12)
The Salem United Methodist Church on Church Street will hold its annual Christmas Bazaar on Friday, Dec. 7, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. A variety of gift and Christmas decoration products will be available. Lunch will be served. Chili or soup, dessert and drink for $5. Dine in or carry out. Everyone invited!...
Gun Show set at Mammoth Spring (12/04/12)
The George D. Hay Music Theater in Mammoth Spring will hold a gun show on Saturday, Dec. 15 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., continuing on Sunday, Dec. 16 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Admission to the show will be $3.00 each day, with children under 12 years old are admitted free if accompanied by an adult. A concession stand will be available...
Gift cards come with protections from customers (12/04/12)
Every holiday shopper has that family member or friend that is difficult to buy for, which is one reason why gift cards are increasingly popular each year. Gift cards are some of the most requested Christmas gifts, as well, since recipients can shop for the items they want...
Carpenter speaks to Kiwanis (12/04/12)
Cherokee Village Kiwanis Club met Nov. 19. Molly Carpenter was the guest speaker. Molly is Director of off campus operations at Ozarka College, Ash Flat. In photo with Miss Carpenter is President elect Les Covington. The Kiwanis Club meets the first and third Monday, monthly, at 5:30 p.m. at the Copper Feather Restaurant in Cherokee Village...