Category Archives: Local News

Homeless Youth in Mtn. Home – Part 2

     Homelessness is not just limited to big cities, but it also exists in rural communities like Mountain Home. In fact, according to statistics from the National Alliance to End Homelessness, seven percent of the homeless population in

AGFC electronic license coming soon

     Hunters and anglers will be able to carry most of the necessary licensing paperwork on their mobile devices in 2017 if the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission goes through with the expected approval of its new computerized

Police patrols increase during the holidays

     Local law enforcement, and officers across the state began stepping up winter DWI patrols Friday as part of the National “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign. The enforcement effort will continue through Sunday, January 1st.      Mountain

Lakeview man arrested on several charges

     A Lakeview man currently on probation from Marion County, 32-year-old Duane Mark Dean Jr., was arrested by the Baxter County Sheriff's Department Monday afternoon on several felony charges. According to a report from the Sheriff's office, the

NAEC reports power outages this morning

     Portions of Baxter County began experiencing power outages around 7:00 this morning. According to the North Arkansas Electric Cooperative outage viewer, approximately 1069 of its customers were affected in the Buzzard Roost area however, power has been

Gassville city council to meet

     The Gassville City Council will meet in regular session Tuesday evening at 6 at Gassville City Hall located at 204 South School Street.      Items on the meeting’s agenda include, under unfinished business, consideration of a research proposal

Norfork school board to meet

     The Norfork School Board will meet in regular session Monday evening at 5 in the administration building.      Items on the meeting’s agenda include reports, a new financial plan from Stephens Company, and the discussion of a bus

Lewis gets prison time

    David Lewis, Jr., who is currently an inmate at the North Central Unit of the state prison system at Calico Rock, pled guilty to forgery and theft of property charges and was sentenced to eight years in

    David Lewis, Jr., who is currently an inmate at the North Central Unit of the state prison system at Calico Rock, pled guilty to forgery and theft of property charges and was sentenced to eight years in

Cotter City Council meeting recap

     The Cotter City Council met in special session on December 15 with all council members present. The council heard a presentation from Mark Kapshandy, President of the North Arkansas Youth Center, about the center’s monthly activities. He

Sex offender moves within Boone Co.

     The Boone County Sheriff is notifying the public of a Level 3 registered sex offender residing in the county. The sheriff says Jacob Kenneth Laxton has moved to a residence on Sumac Drive in Diamond City.      The

    David Lewis, Jr., who is currently an inmate at the North Central Unit of the state prison system at Calico Rock, pled guilty to forgery and theft of property charges and was sentenced to eight years in

Sex offender moves out of Baxter County

     A level three registered sex offender, who is considered at high risk to re-offend, has moved from Baxter to Izard County, according to Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery.      The sheriff says 47 year old Lonnie Howard Headley

Weekend weather update

     Temperatures will be taking a drop this weekend with a chance of rain and slight chance for light freezing precipitation.      Meteorologist from the National Weather Service in Little Rock, Lance Pyle has more on what to expect.

Man charged with multiple thefts appears in court

THOMPSON FACES GROWING STRING OF CHARGES     NEWS    12-15-16   PL     Dwayne A. Thompson, who now faces a growing string of charges stemming from a rash of thefts made a reappearance in Baxter County Circuit Court Thursday.     The 41-year-old Thompson is accused

Lucas Todd wins spelling bee

     Local 14-year-old and 8th grade student Lucas Todd recently won the 8th Grade spelling bee at Mountain Home Junior High. Winning the spelling competition is impressive however, it’s Lucas Todd’s special set of circumstances that make the

Cotter school board to meet

     The Cotter School Board will meet in regular session Thursday evening at 7 in the administration building. Items on the meeting’s agenda include reports; the CIPA public hearing; a Telemedicine presentation from Katie Milligan from Arkansas Children’s

Mtn. Home school board to meet

     The Mountain Home School Board will meet in regular session Thursday evening at 6 in the central office board room.      Items on the meeting’s agenda include a presentation by the Nelson Wilks Herron Ambassadors; financial, enrollment and

Mtn. Home citiy council to meet

     The Mountain Home City Council will met in regular session Thursday evening at 6 in council chamber of the municipal building. Items on the meeting’s agenda include service awards presented by Mountain Home Police Chief Carry Manuel,

Ozark Opportunities need help with assessment

     Rebecca Hanlin, Community Services Director for Ozark Opportunities Inc., says Ozark Opportunities would like public participation in their community needs assessment. Residents in Baxter, Boone, Marion, Newton, Searcy or Van Buren counties are needed to share their

Flippin School Board meets in regular session

     The Flippin School Board met in regular session Monday evening at 5:30 in the administration building.      Kelvin Hudson, Superintendent of Flippin Public Schools, has this summary of the meeting. Listen: right-click to download mp3          Hudson says

Gassville planning and zoning to meet

     The Gassville Planning and Zoning Commission will be Tuesday evening at 6 at the Community Center at 204 S. School Street in Gassville.      Items on the meeting’s agenda include a preliminary plat presentation for Kemp subdivision, consideration

One vehicle accident on 5 North

     Motorists driving on Highway 5 north in the area of KTLO studios, north of Hospital Drive should proceed with caution and may face possible delays due to a one vehicle accident.      No injuries occured when a city

Flags at half-mast until December 15

     Flags will be at half-mast through December 15th to mark the passing of John Herschel Glenn Jr. Glenn was an American aviator, engineer, astronaut, and United States Senator from Ohio. He became the first American to orbit

Husband and wife sentenced

    A man and wife were both sentenced in Baxter County Circuit Court Thursday — one to prison and the other to probation and time in a Community Corrections Center.     35-year-old Michael Howard and 32-year-old Keturah Sanders-Howard both

Lakeview City Council to meet

     The Lakeview City Council will meet in regular session at 7 on Tuesday evening, at the Lloyd Travis Municipal Center. Items on the meeting agenda under old business include, an update on commencing work for street projects

Flippin school board to meet

     The Flippin School Board will meet in regular session Monday evening at 5:30 in the administration building. Items on the meeting’s agenda include principals reports, a presentation on the ESL handbook by Lisa Daffron and the scheduling

Yellville Summit school board to meet

     The Yellville Summit school board will meet in regular session Monday evening at 5 at the administrative building. Item's on the meeting's agenda include reports, copier bids, the purchase of technology chromebooks, the reports from principals, the

Week in Review 12-4 to 12-10

Eaton found not fit to proceed     Shawn Douglas Eaton of Mountain Home, who is charged with a number of offenses having to do with inappropriate contact with young girls, has been found unfit to proceed in the

Horn faces probation revocation

    Dustin Trevor Horn of Mountain Home who was given 10 years probation in June of last year after pleading no contest to charges stemming from his participation in what was described as a “staged robbery” is now

Taylor sentenced to prison time

    Steven Michael Taylor of Mountain Home pled guilty to a number of drug-related charges and was sentenced to 12 years in prison, with 2 suspended and 10 to serve, during a session of Baxter County Circuit Court

Fleet Reserve meeting canceled

     The Fleet Reserve Association meeting for December has been canceled. Members will be attending a Dutch treat dinner at Colton’s Steakhouse on Saturday, December 10th at 2:00 in the afternoon. Those planning to attend will need to

Eaton found not fit to proceed

    Shawn Douglas Eaton of Mountain Home, who is charged with a number of offenses having to do with inappropriate contact with young girls, has been found unfit to proceed in the cases filed against him, according to

MHPD makes multiple drug arrests

    The Mountain Home Police Department recently made multiple drug arrests Wednesday. Officers served a search warrant at a residence on Maple Street in Mountain Home due to continued complaints of drug abuse at the location. The search

Oakland Promise Land FPD to meet

     The regular meeting of the Oakland Promise Land Fire Protection District will be held Thursday, December 8th, 2016 at 6:30 PM at Station 3 on Highway 5 in Three Brothers. The meeting is open to the public.

BC Quorum Court approves 2017 budget

    Members of the Baxter County Quorum Court approved the proposed 2017 county budget of slightly more than $14.4 million during its regular meeting Tuesday.     The court’s Budget Committee had several meetings during which the committee went over

Baxter Co. quorum court to meet

     The Baxter County Quorum Court will meet in regular session Tuesday evening at 6 in the second floor courtroom of the county courthouse.      Items on the meeting’s agenda includes ordinances to establish a voluntary contribution on tax

KTLO seeks weather watchers

     KTLO, Classic Hits and The Boot staff work diligently to keep our listeners informed about the weather in the Twin Lakes Area. The station is currently looking for weather watchers in the following areas: Marion County, in

ASUMH wins awards for marketing

     Arkansas State University Mountain Home recently won four Medallion Awards at the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations’ regional conference held in Santa Fe New Mexico. ASUMH’s Communications and Marketing team won a gold Medallion award

Week in Review 11-27 to 12-3

Judge approves sale of NABORS equipment      The sale of personal property owned by the Ozark Mountain Waste District’s NABORS landfill and Rossi Road office locations, which are no longer in operation, has been approved by a Pulaski

Sisk gets 12 years in prison

    Jerrod Allen Sisk of Briarcliff was given 12 years in prison after pleading guilty to a number of drug-related offenses in addition to misdemeanor theft of property charges during a session of Baxter County Circuit Court Thursday.

Judge approves sale of NABORS equipment

     The sale of personal property owned by the Ozark Mountain Waste District’s NABORS landfill and Rossi Road office locations, which are no longer in operation, has been approved by a Pulaski County circuit court judge.      According to

Mountain Home man arrested for drugs

     Officer Rockie Morrell from the Baxter County Sheriff’s office arrested 39-year-old Justin Eugene Cross early Wednesday morning on felony charges of possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. The officer was on routine patrol near the area of

Stone County investigates death of four-year-old

    The Stone County Sheriff’s Department and Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigations responded to the Stone County Medical Center Saturday evening, on November 19th, after an attending physician believed the death of four-year-old Skylar Shellstrom was the result

Baxter County Sheriff to display stolen items

     The Baxter County Sheriff's Department recently announced plans to display stolen items, at the fairgrounds in unit C-3, which were recovered from an arrest yesterday.      Investigator Jaime Cole from the Sheriff's Office explains. Listen: right-click to download

ASUMH welcomes Santa Claus

     Santa Claus will be making a special appearance Monday for the annual Sleigh Bells at The Sheid on the ASU Mountain Home Campus. The free event will be held from six to eight in the evening at

Crash on Missouri 14 kills Ava woman

     A two vehicle crash Monday afternoon at 12:55, on Missouri Route 14, has killed 60-year-old Donna Barton of Ava. According to Missouri State Trooper D.B. Blakenship, Barton was westbound 2 miles east of Sparta in a 2005

Flippin School Board November meeting recap

     The Flippin School Board met in regular session Monday night. Superintendent Kelvin Hudson has the report. Listen: right-click to download mp3           Hudson says the board adjourned at 8:35 in the evening.     WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI

#GivingTuesday's 5th year begins Tuesday

     #GivingTuesday kicks off Tuesday, following the Thanksgiving holiday and the widely popular Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The global social media event benefits local charities and nonprofits. According to Arkansas Nonprofit Alliance President and CEO Stephanie Meincke

Local stores busy with holiday shoppers

     Across the country shopper headed to the stores to begin their Christmas Shopping with Black Friday setting records for holiday spending, according national retailing sources. Here in the Twin Lakes Area, local stores were also busy. Penny

Flippin school board to meet Monday

     The Flippin School Board will meet in regular session Monday evening at 7 in the administration building. Items on the meeting’s agenda include reports, including a report from nurse, Tracie Gilliland.     WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI

New Serenity website donated by Vision Amp

     Serenity, a local non-profit organization that provides shelter and services for victims of domestic violence, has new website developed and donated by Greg Alexander of Vision Amp, who serves on the Serenity Board of Directions.      Alexander says

Holidays take toll on local foodbanks

     Foodbanks across the state of Arkansas see increased need for food and donations during the holidays at a time when many low-income families need the most help. According to a report from the Arkansas Democrat Gazette, statistics

The Gingerbread man visits the library

     The Arkansas Arts Center Children’s Theatre on Tour will perform The Gingerbread Man at the Donald W. Reynolds Library Serving Baxter County Saturday morning, December 3, at 10:30.      In the production of The Gingerbread Man, Grandpa Nick

Food safety tips for the holidays

    From Thanksgiving to New Year’s Eve, the holiday season is filled with gatherings around a table or buffet. While nothing’s better than a plate full of our seasonal favorites, without a little forethought, those turkey and trimmings

Weston Monger joins TLC Bank

     Twin Lakes Community Bank has announced Weston Monger is joining their staff as a Commercial/Ag Lender at their offices in Mountain Home and Norfork.      A Mountain Home native, Monger attended the University of Arkansas after graduating from

Kindness Inc. offers free gift wrapping

     Kindness, Inc. of Mountain Home will again be offering gift wrapping services to the community between December 10th and Christmas Eve. Kindness Executive Director Debbie Womack says Kindness volunteers will be wrapping packages at Sleep Mart this

Library Closings for Thanksgiving

     The Donald W. Reynolds Library will be closed Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Regular Library hours will resume Saturday, November 26. The Library’s normal hours are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Suspect in vehicle theft captured

     A man suspected of a motor vehicle theft Saturday in Baxter County has been captured, according to Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery. 30-year-old Daryl Matthew Kruegar was arrested Sunday afternoon by Corporal Kristopher Savino following a citizen

Suspect in vehicle theft captured

     A man suspected of a motor vehicle theft Saturday in Baxter County has been captured, according to Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery. 30-year-old Daryl Matthew Kruegar was arrested Sunday afternoon by Corporal Kristopher Savino following a citizen

Baxter Co. planning board to meet

     The Baxter County Planning Board will meet Tuesday morning at 11 in the third floor conference room of the Baxter County Courthouse. Items on the meeting’s agenda include presentations from Strider Consulting and Consolidated Land Services as

Dr. Tom Knox weighs the ACA

     Open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act began November 1st across the Country and about 53,000 more people have selected plans than the same enrollment period last year, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Probation sentences handed down

    Several people were given probation during a session of Baxter County Circuit Court Thursday.     Harold Fuller, who lists Heber Springs as his address, was given seven years probation after pleading guilty to possession of methamphetamine, marijuana and

Probation sentences handed down

    Several people were given probation during a session of Baxter County Circuit Court Thursday.     Harold Fuller, who lists Heber Springs as his address, was given seven years probation after pleading guilty to possession of methamphetamine, marijuana and

Week in Review 11-13 to 11-19

Mtn. Home man on parole from Iowa now a fugitive     Fifty-four year old Johnnie Joe Collins of rural Mountain Home, an active parolee from Iowa who was sent to prison in that state for second-degree murder in