September 28, 2016
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     Folks began gathering Saturday morning for Bridge Bash, the signature fund raising event of the Food Bank of North Central Arkansas and their 75 hunger relief agencies. Registration for the Warriors for Hope color run ...Read More
         LITTLE ROCK, AR (September, 20, 2016) - As part of Hunger Action Month, Governor Asa Hutchinson joined more than 230 hunger relief supporters and advocates for breakfast to recognize the ...Read More
     Sarah Hicks of Yellville pled guilty to theft of property charges, was put on probation for five years and ordered to pay $2,500 in restitution during a session of Baxter County Circuit Court ...Read More
     The Cotter City Council met in regular session Thursday night all members, with the exception of Jim Pilcher, were present. Melissa Gray served as recording secretary in place of Andrea Kray, according to Cotter Mayor ...Read More
     Area children are invited to attend the free fishing derby celebrating the opening of McCabe Park Saturday morning at 8. The 5 acre lake, known as Baker Lake, has been stocked by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission ...Read More
         Those looking for a fun, rejuvenating weekend re-connecting with nature, or an excuse to just get away, Bull Shoals-White River State Park will be hosting a Women's Outdoor Weekend teaching ...Read More
     The Baxter Regional Home Health facility is notifying patients of a potential security incident this summer. According to Baxter Regional Medical Center, employees went into the office in Cotter the morning of August ...Read More
     A special session of the Bull Shoals City Council is scheduled for Friday evening at five in the council chambers of City Hall. The meeting was called by Aldermen Daryl Lindman, Anna Harper and Phil Friese. The only ...Read More
     The Stone County Sheriff's Department is searching for a suspect or suspects in a commercial burglary. Sheriff Lance Bonds says he and his investigators responded Thursday morning to Angler's White River Resort north ...Read More
     Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson was in Harrison Friday as he joined local leaders for a job creation announcement. According to the Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC), Lecheek Nutrition announced it's ...Read More
     Enrollment for the fall semester at Arkansas State University Mountain Home is unchanged from last fall's numbers, according to Roz Blagg, Vice Chancellor for Student Services at ASUMH. She says while the university ...Read More
    Scott Glenn Willett of Gassville made a first appearance in Baxter County Circuit Court Thursday and entered a not guilty plea to a charge of arson stemming from his alleged torching of his mother's home "because God told ...Read More
         A nation-wide pray event will be held for women this Friday evening from 6 to 9.      The live simulcast will be hosted by Christ Community Church. This event will ...Read More
    In an effort to eradicate feral hogs, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission passed regulations against hunting the pigs on wildlife management areas it controls. The regulation was enacted on some WMAs during the 2014-15 ...Read More
     Enrollment for the fall semester at Arkansas State University Mountain Home is unchanged from last fall's numbers, according to Roz Blagg, Vice Chancellor for Student Services at ASUMH. She says while the university ...Read More
    Scott Glenn Willett of Gassville made a first appearance in Baxter County Circuit Court Thursday and entered a not guilty plea to a charge of arson stemming from his alleged torching of his mother's home "because God told ...Read More
     The city of Mountain Home is hosting a free children's fishing derby in celebration of the opening of McCabe Park Saturday morning at 8. The park is located on the west side of town on U. S. Highway 62 near the ...Read More
           Bridge Bash, a full day of music and activities for all ages, is scheduled for Saturday at Big Spring Park in Cotter. The event, which benefits the Food Bank of North Central Arkansas and ...Read More
     A local business was a total loss after a Thursday afternoon fire.  According to the Northeast Lakeside Fire Department, the Buzzard Roost Inn was fully involved when fire personnel arrived on the scene. ...Read More
     A job creation announcement is scheduled for Friday morning in Harrison. According to the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, Governor Asa Hutchinson will join local and company leaders at for the announcement ...Read More
     The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is reminding area residents of another double lane closure on Bull Shoals Dam. Both lanes of Highway 178 on the dam will be shut down Monday and Tuesday from seven a.m. to seven p.m. ...Read More
     A boil water order was issued Thursday for customers in Oakland. According to the Baxter-Marion Rural Water Association, a break was located in a water main in the area. The boil order will continue until further ...Read More
     A West Plains man suffered minor injuries in a two-vehicle crash Thursday morning in Howell County. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 81-year-old Robert Hamor was transported by private vehicle from the ...Read More
     The Northwest Arkansas Economic Development District (NWAEDD) Board of Directors voted Wednesday to award grants to 23 entities across the district including three local organizations. According to the Harrison Daily ...Read More
               Cody Allen was appointed two attorneys from Little Rock Wednesday. According to court records, Toney Brasuell and Birc Morledge will represent ...Read More
         LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe is opposing a ballot measure that would legalize casinos in Boone and two other Arkansas ...Read More
         Some residents in the Oakland area will be without water or will have low water pressure.      A member of the Baxter Marion Rural Water Association left a message ...Read More
     A Baxter County man is now $50,000 richer. Zongzhen Lin of Mountain Home won the top prize in the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery's Neon 200X scratch-off game.      Lin is the ninth player to ...Read More
         North Central Arkansas rural communities are joining forces for the 5th Annual Ozark Byways Buy Days Saturday. This is a region-wide yard sale with communities of Alpena, Jasper, Mount Judea, ...Read More
     A Twin Lakes Area educator is one of the regional finalists for the 2017 Arkansas Teacher of the Year award. Cotter High School's Emily Hemme is one of 14 teachers from around Arkansas in the running to be a ...Read More
           It is estimated that 200,000 children in Arkansas face hunger on a daily basis, including an 10,000 children here in North Central Arkansas. While the national average is one in every five ...Read More
         The Cotter City Council will meet in regular session Thursday evening at 6 in Cotter's City Hall Council Chamber.      Items on the agenda include reports from the ...Read More
         The Donald W. Reynolds Library Serving Baxter County will host family fort night Thursday evening from 6 to 7:30.      Attendees can bring pillows and blankets to ...Read More
     The Mountain Home Rural Fire Protection District's semi-annual meeting is scheduled for this evening at 5. The meeting will be held at the Fire Department located at 720 South Hickory Street in Mountain ...Read More
     A Baxter County man was arrested following an investigation into a residential structure fire reported earlier this month on Wildcat Shoals Road. According to Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery, 25-year-old Scott ...Read More
     The Bull Shoals Sewer Committee will not meet Wednesday evening as originally scheduled. According to Bull Shoals Mayor David Hotchkiss, the meeting was canelled due to a lack of a ...Read More
     A local city recently welcomed the re-opening of a rail spur. According to the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, the spur is located in Yellville's industrial park, and its revitalization was completed through ...Read More
     HARRISON, Ark. (AP) A regional airline that provided flights for three small airports in Arkansas, including the Boone County Regional Airport in Harrison, is ceasing operations as it faces bankruptcy ...Read More
     An Ozark County man was killed in a two-vehicle accident Tuesday afternoon on Highway 181 south of Dora. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the deceased was identified as 19-year-old Tyler Hickerson of ...Read More
     A Baxter County woman was involved in a one-vehicle accident in Ozark County. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 79-year-old Marilyn Werk suffered minor injuries after the accident four miles east of ...Read More
               A coalition of 21 states, including Arkansas, is suing the U.S. Department of Labor over a new rule that would make more higher-earning workers eligible for ...Read More
     Counterfeit bills are reported to have shown up at various Izard County businesses. According to Sheriff Tate Lawrence, three fake $100 bills have surfaced in Horseshoe Bend, and another was found in Calico Rock. All ...Read More
         North Arkansas Electric Cooperative will have a planned outage on the 201 North circuit near Clarkridge Thursday from 8:30 to 10:30 which will leave approximately 570 members without ...Read More
         Baxter Regional Medical Center will host an active shooter drill Wednesday morning from 8 to 11 in the hallway outside the Cline Emergency Center ...Read More
           The sixth annual Bridge Bash, the signature fund raising event of the Food Bank of North Central Arkansas, will be held Saturday at Big Springs Park. The full day of activities begins at ...Read More
     Baxter Regional Medical Center has been awarded a $320,538 grant from the U. S. Department of Agriculture to provide a comprehensive telehealth care management program which will include remote patient monitoring and a ...Read More
         The Baxter County Sheriff's Office will hold a firearms qualification shoot for retired law enforcement officers.      The shoot, which will take place on the ...Read More
         The Yellville-Summit School District was the only school district in Baxter and Marion County in which there was a contested school board election.      Incumbent ...Read More
         The Yellville-Summit School District is the only school district in the Twin Lakes area in which there is a contested school board election.      Incumbent Eleanor ...Read More
         The Gaston Lecture Series will host a presentation by Wendy Simmons in which she will discuss her book, My Holiday in North Korea: The Funniest/Worst Places on Earth. ...Read More
         LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The campaign behind an effort to legalize casinos in Boone and two other Arkansas counties is asking the state's highest court to dismiss a lawsuit trying to block ...Read More
         WAYNESVILLE, Mo. (AP) - A south-central Missouri jailer is accused of having a sexual relationship with one of two inmates who bolted last weekend from the lockup and remain ...Read More
         The Mountain Home Education Foundation will induct four members into it's Hall of Honor during the 13th annual Night of Honors Ceremony.      Among the inductees is ...Read More
         The Briarcliff City Council will meet Tuesday afternoon at 3 to discuss a mill tax as well as a recent audit.      The council will discuss a 5 mill tax for taxes ...Read More
         Area tweens and teens grades 4-12 will have the opportunity to participate in a self defense class headed by a black-belt instructor.      The Donald W. Reynolds ...Read More
     An area public school district received computer equipment through a federal agency's donation. According to Buffalo National River Public Information Officer Caven Clark, the local park service recently donated 33 ...Read More
     The Melbourne Industrial Development Council has scheduled a groundbreaking ceremony for Friday morning at ten. According to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence, a 62,000-square foot warehouse will be constructed and ...Read More
     The Marion County Election Commission will meet Tuesday evening at 6 in the Marion County Courthouse.      The purpose of the meeting is to count early and absentee ballots for the school ...Read More
     A damaged fiber optic cable has caused a disruption in telephone service Monday afternoon in Lakeview, according to a Centurylink spokesperson. Crews are on the scene working to restore service. The spokesperson ...Read More
     A Gainesville man was injured Monday afternoon when his vehicle was rear-ended, causing it to hit a Mountain Home flower shop. Mountain Home Police Officer Josh Evans says 66 year old Ed DeLeon of Gainesville was ...Read More
    The Mountain Home School District will be destroying all outdated special education records prior to June 2011. These records are maintained for five years after a student has graduated, dropped, or moved from the district. ...Read More
     Childhood hunger is more than a third-world problem, it exists across the United States and here in the Twin Lakes Area. According to government statistics, one in every five children in the US is considered food ...Read More
     The city of Mountain Home will hold a free fishing derby for children to celebrate the opening of McCabe Park September 24, at 8 a.m. The 42 acre park is located on the west-side of town across from the new Harps ...Read More
     The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) will be commencing its independent drilling study this week at a scrutinized mass-production swine farm in Newton County. Harbor Environmental and Safety notified ...Read More
     The Best in Show competitions were among several activities held during last week's Baxter County Fair. Greg Marler has all the winners from the category of Horticulture. Listen: right-click to ...Read More
     The regular September session of the Cotter School Board lasted over 90 minutes on Thursday. According to Superintendent Chad Harp, one of the first actions taken dealt with ...Read More
     The Baxter County Fair wrapped up its week of activities with what was described as a great turnout. This year's fair saw the attendance number at 22,814.      The fair's activities kicked off ...Read More
2-vehicle crash in Midway leads to fatalities      A two-vehicle accident in Midway has led to the fatalities of two Baxter County men. According to the Arkansas State Police, 62-year-old Charles Martin was killed ...Read More
    Ronald K. Watson of Flippin, who was sentenced to 26 years in prison after pleading guilty to charges of rape, kidnapping and third degree battery stemming from an incident in which a woman was abducted from the parking lot ...Read More
     A local bank has announced three new hires. FNBC President and CEO Marty Sellars announced the bank has hired for its Melbourne office Ryan Howard as senior vice president and commercial lender, Matt Rush as commercial ...Read More
     Another area road may begin experiencing temporary lane and road closures later this month. According to Buffalo National River Public Information Officer Caven Clark, Steel Creek Road in the area of the river will ...Read More
     The Marion County Sheriff's Office is looking to fill some employment positions. According to Sheriff Joan Vickers, her office is accepting applications for part-time Jailers/Dispatchers. Anyone interested can pick up ...Read More
     The Baxter County Fair has several contests were competitors are looking to be named "Best in Show." Creative Arts is among the categories judged throughout the week, and Greg Marler has the ...Read More
     A former Bakersfield teacher and coach avoided prison time after admitting to having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student. According to the Ozark County Times, 34-year-old Jason Craig Perkins worked out an ...Read More
    Cassandra Denise Aquiar, Salem - Bank of Salem Scholarship Heather Beyen, Mountain Home - Wilma Greeley Memorial Scholarship Brandi Bentley, Gassville - Roller Funeral Home Mildred Ware Memorial ...Read More
     Saturday is the final day of the Baxter County Fair in Mountain Home with activities for children beginning with the Kids Workshop by Home Depot at the outdoor stage when the gates open at 10 a.m. Also opening at 10 are ...Read More
     Home economics and horticulture exhibitors this year's Baxter County Fair may pick up their entrees Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Monday from 9 a.m. to noon in the education ...Read More
         A golf tournament scheduled for October 8 has been canceled.      According to Connie Jacobs, the Bull Shoals VFW golf tournament at River Cliff Golf Course is ...Read More
     The state has filed an answer to the Rule 37 Petition in which convicted killer Nicholas Ian Roos seeks post conviction relief.      Roos was sentenced to life in prison without parole on May ...Read More
     Several winners have been announced from the Best in Show contests during this week's Baxter County Fair. The first winners to be announced were in Home Economics.      Greg Marler begins by ...Read More
     A Boone County man is accused of beating and threatening to kill another man. According to Boone County Sheriff Mike Moore, 18-year-old Derek Hutcheson was arrested Friday for felony Battery and Terroristic ...Read More
               The two-vehicle accident that occurred Saturday in Midway, which led to a fatality of a Mountain Home man, has now claimed the life of 74-year-old Maurice Wood ...Read More
     An officer-involved shooting led to the death of a man in Taney County. According to Springfield television station KYTV, a deputy and a woman were also suffered injuries, but they are not ...Read More
     Sixty-eight children participated in the 40th Annual Baxter County Fair Baby Contest sponsored by Lad N' Lassie.      The winner of the girl's age group six months or younger is five month ...Read More
         Sixty-eight children participated in the 40th Annual Baxter County Fair Baby Contest sponsored by Lad N' Lassie.      The winner of the girls age group six months or ...Read More
     Friday is school day at the Baxter County Fair in Mountain Home where school groups are admitted free from 10 a.m., when the gates open, until 2 in the afternoon.      The commercial booths, ...Read More
     A Texas man learned his fate in the United States District Court of Western Arkansas in Fort Smith after pleading guilty to a count of Transportation of a Minor with Intent to Engage in Criminal Sexual Activity. ...Read More
     The Donald W. Reynolds Library serving Baxter County is offering a free event to area teens. Friday After Hours will be held in the evening from six to ten with this week's theme being "Napolean ...Read More
         The Marion County Quorum Court met in regular session Tuesday night appointing members to the library and planning boards as well as hearing reports from several ...Read More
     The Donald W. Reynolds Library serving Baxter County is giving local youth an opportunity to read to a dog. "Paws for Reading" is scheduled for Friday afternoon from four to five.      The ...Read More