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Stories from Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Fulton County man facing murder charge in Ash Flat shooting (01/08/13)
A full-scale manhunt on Saturday, Jan. 5 led to the arrest of Christopher Bryant of Glencoe for the shooting death of a Batesville man. The manhunt for Bryant, 24, began in the early morning hours and continued into the afternoon. All area law enforcement officers initially concentrated on the area where the shooting occurred, near Mark Martin Chevrolet in Ash Flat...
Armed robbery suspect apprehended inside wall (01/08/13)
Seventeen days after allegedly committing an armed robbery in rural Hardy, a suspect, Jason Madrid Jones, 32, was arrested on Wednesday, Jan. 2, at a residence in Ozark Acres. Jones was charged with Aggravated Robbery. According to a news release from the Sharp County Sheriff's Department, officers responded to a tip that Jones was hiding at the Bonnie Cantrell residence. ...
Man accused of cattle thefts extradited back to county (01/08/13)
Nearly a year after pulling out of the Ash Flat Livestock Auction with a load of purchased cattle, Ron Shepard was extradited back to Sharp County on Jan. 2 to face charges of stealing the cattle and bilking the Ash Flat Livestock Auction out of $1.35 million...
One seriously injured in Highland accident (01/08/13)
A two vehicle accident in Highland on Dec. 27 resulted in serious injuries to a Hardy man. According to an accident report from the Highland Police Department, Kathleen E. Gillihan, 52, of Cherokee Village was traveling eastbound on Highway 62/412 in the center lane when she attempted to make a left turn onto Highway 175 in her 2003 Chevrolet Pickup, and failed to yield the right of way to Dennis Lukehart, 52, of Hardy...
Year in Review Part 2 (01/08/13)
As farmers struggled with a record breaking dought, the second half of 2012 began with another farm story -- startling news about a cattle buyer accused of a big theft. In a case that is updated in today's newspaper, an Illinois man was extradited back to Sharp County on June 4 by authorities to face charges of theft of property by deception, for allegedly writing over $120,000 in bad checks to the Ash Flat Livestock Auction. ...
Death Notices for week of Jan. 9, 2013 (01/08/13)
Ernest Dee Henry, 95, of Salem, Ark., died on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, in Mountain Home, Ark. Barker Funeral Home. in Salem, Ark., in charge of arrangements. Myrtle Montgomery, 95, of Mammoth Spring, Ark. died on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, at her home. Carter Funeral Home in Thayer in charge of arrangements...
William Houston Sellers (01/08/13)
William Houston Sellers, 63 of Viola, Ark. died on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 at Hospice House in Mountain Home, Ark. William was born on Sept. 12, 1949 in Corinth, Miss. to the late Herschel and Myrtle Hamlin Sellers. He is survived by his wife, Margarette Ballard Sellers, of the home; son, Charles Sellers, of Viola, Ark.; daughters, LeAnn (Jody) Hopper of Viola, Ark. ...
Wanda Mae (Medley) Davis (01/08/13)
Wanda Mae (Medley) Davis was born the daughter of Reuben Medley and Jimmie Celest (Hogan) Medley Baldridge on Aug. 31, 1930 in Hinton, Okla., and departed this life on Dec. 26, 2012 at Ash Flat Healthcare and Rehab in Ash Flat, Ark. at the age of 82 years...
Charleen Phern Janes (01/08/13)
Charleen Phern Janes was born the daughter of Jewell Crase and Alta (Combs) Crase on Sept. 21, 1927, in Myrtle, Mo., and departed this life Jan. 5, 2013, at Shady Oaks Healthcare Center in Thayer, Mo., at the age of 85 years. She was united in marriage Oct. 26, 1946, in Salem, Ark., to Cleo Janes, who preceded her in death on Feb. 28, 2001...
Hamms Hallmark bids farewell to long time employee (01/08/13)
After 25 years of greeting customers and helping them find the perfect shade of makeup, clothing item or gift, Carolyn Hughes, (center), has left her post at Hamm's Hallmark and Hi Lo Shoppe in Highland. Hughes was honored on Jan 3. at a retirement party at the store hosted by her friends and long time co-workers, Sheree Hamm and Sonja Smith. Hughes plans to enjoy her retirement and will be moving to Missouri soon to spend more time with her grandkids...
Missy Irvin....Arkansas looking after its children (01/08/13)
On an average night more than 4,100 Arkansas children will stay in a foster home. They were placed by employees of the Department of Human Services (DHS), which works with about 1,150 foster homes. Arkansas is the first state in the country to begin a new approach toward working with children who have been abused or neglected. DHS applied for and received a waiver from federal regulations, which means department caseworkers will have more flexibility in responding to the needs of children...
For my next failure... (01/08/13)
I can count on my fingers the number of people I know that wouldn't want to tweak a thing or two about themselves. Of those, I can could probably point out a few more vain that the subject in Carly Simon's 1972 hit song. I don't make New Year's resolutions. I make weekly resolutions. Somewhere, between Sunday and another day that ends in Y, I fail...
Gov. Mike Beebe... Donating Life (01/08/13)
The New Year prompts many of us to make resolutions to benefit both our own well-being and the communities we live in. There's one simple action we can resolve to take any time of the year: becoming an organ donor, and that action could someday save a life. Signing up to be an organ donor is one of the most generous things you can do -- a single donor can potentially save eight lives...
Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation adds wind capacity (01/08/13)
The Flat Ridge 2 Wind Farm located in Kansas has begun full commercial operation, providing Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation (AECC) with 51 megawatts of potential wind energy through a long-term power purchase agreement. The Flat Ridge 2 Wind Farm, a 66,000-acre site spanning Barber, Harper, Kingman and Sumner counties, is the largest, single-build wind farm in the history of the U.S. ...
Eagle Awareness Weekend slated at Bull Shoals State Park (01/08/13)
Each winter, the Ozarks plays host to over 100 bald eagles migrating to and through this prime eagle wintering ground. Bull Shoals-White River State Park celebrates their arrival with our Eagle Awareness Event. This year's event, Jan. 11 and 12, will be your chance to get out and see eagles, various other birds of prey, and migratory birds in the wild as expert Rangers, Naturalists, and Park Interpreters take you within viewing distance. ...
Social Security offices change hours (01/08/13)
Effective with the new year, Social Security field offices will close to the public at noon every Wednesday. Offices will continue to be open to the public from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. The 9:00 a.m. to noon Wednesday hours will give agency employees additional time to complete face to face interviews and process claims work without incurring the cost of overtime. ...
2013 spring registration is currently underway at UACCB (01/08/13)
The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville is currently offering open and continuous registration for new and returning students for the upcoming spring semester through Jan. 11, 2013. To register, students will need to submit an application for admission, which can be found online on the UACCB website (www.uaccb.edu ), or fill out the application in person in the enrollment center (main classroom building); provide a high school or GED transcript; copy of immunization record showing two MMR shots; and placement testing which may be taken at UACCB for $15. ...
Locals make Arkansas Tech Dean's List (01/08/13)
Arkansas Tech University in Russellville has announced its Dean's List for undergraduate students for the fall 2012 semester. A student must achieve a 3.5 grade point average or higher and complete at least 12 semester hours to be named to the Dean's List...
Fowler featured as artist of the month (01/08/13)
Terri Jo Fowler is the artist of the month at the Ash Flat Library. Everyone is invited to stop by and view Fowler's art works through the month of January. Fowler said that she loves all kinds of art and subjects. Her favorite medium is oil on canvas, with her canvas' ranging from rocks to shoes. ...
Local Author Joel Harris at Words AfterWords (01/08/13)
Local author, Joel Harris, will be signing his new book, "Rise of the Carrion Lord" and discussing his work Saturday Jan. 12 from 2 p.m.to 4 p.m. at Words AfterWords in Hardy, Arkansas. Local author, Joel Harris, has found a second calling writing middle level fantasy, His work "Rise of the Carrion Lord" has been released to good reviews. ...
4-H Group brings cheer to local nursing home residents (01/08/13)
The Ruff Riders 4-H visited the Ash Flat Convalescent Home and Eaglecrest Nursing Home on Dec. 22, 2012 and delivered home made cards and a treat for each resident. The 4-Hers caroled their way along the halls. The following 4-H members were present, Leigh Ann Brink, Emanuael Brink, Kyle Manning, Morgan Warren, Shaina Manning, Brent Figgins, Emma Brink, Brinley Brink, Hadley Johnson, Gwenneth Figgins and Grady Powell. ...