July 28, 2014
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Featured Archives
Past Weeks :  
     William Leon Bardin of Cotter, who is well known in the area as an adoptive parent, advocate for children either adopted or in foster care, and the operator of an ice cream truck, was given a 20 year prison sentence on ...Read More
     Two Tecumseh girls received minor injuries in a one vehicle accident Wednesday in Ozark County.   A report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol says the driver of the vehicle, 16 year old Sarah E. Evans ...Read More
    Clean-up and damage assessment are underway at Buzzard Roost Boat Dock after a severe thunderstorm with straight line winds hit Mountain Home Wednesday tearing docks from their moorings and toppling some trees in the Twin Lakes ...Read More
     The Baxter County Sheriff's Department has issued a notification that a level two sex offender who lives in Baxter County has changed his home address. Fifty-two year old Eduardo Lopez has moved from an address in ...Read More
     Two Salem residents have been charged with the theft of two personal watercraft that were taken from a storage facility on Highway 62 in the Henderson area. Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery says 29 year old Darren ...Read More
    The Cotter City Council will meet in regular session Thursday night at 6 at the Cotter City Hall.     Under old business, the council will discuss city lots to be advertised and a meeting that was held ...Read More
    There will be no Friday Night on the Square this week, according to Tina Gregory at Mountain Home City Hall. If anyone is interested in scheduling a Friday night, they should contact Gregory at (870) 425-5116 or email her at ...Read More
    The second annual Lake Norfork Boat Poker Run is sponsored by the American Cancer Society, and it will be held Saturday from noon to five p.m.     The cost is $25 per hand with additional hands at $20 ...Read More
     The Mountain Home Parks and Recreation Department has announced the tennis courts at Cooper Park will be closed Thursday, July 24 through August 7th for resurfacing.      Any one with questions ...Read More
    For the fourth consecutive month the sales tax receipts for Baxter County are on the upswing. The newly released numbers from the state's Department of Finance and Administration show a 4.3 percent increase in July over the ...Read More
     Straight line winds that accompanied a severe thunderstorm tore boat docks loose from their moorings at several locations on Lake Norfork and toppled some trees in the area Wednesday afternoon. A number of people had to ...Read More
    A power outage that impacts Entergy customers in a large area from east of Yellville to Cotter and south of Hand Valley has left hundreds of people without power this afternoon.     Entergy's website ...Read More
    A community reception to honor retiring physician Dr. Ray Stahl is being held Wednesday from 3 to 6 p.m. at Baxter Regional Medical Center. The reception is open to the public. The event is at the hospital's Lagerborg Dining ...Read More
     The number of rabies cases in Arkansas is nearly double the normal rate and incidences have been reported in Baxter and some nearby counties, according to the state Health Department. There were 103 cases reported in ...Read More
     Across the United States, abused and neglected children who find themselves in the foster care system often are found to need more than the system can provide.   These children, who through no fault of ...Read More
     A 72 year old California woman, accused of stalking an Izard County man, was arrested by the Izard County Sheriff on criminal trespassing charges.   According to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence, Melanie ...Read More
     Two Izard County men and an Illinois resident were arrested on drug charges in Izard County recently in three separate incidents.   Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence says 29 year old Justin Allen Janson of ...Read More
     Two Big Flat residents were injured in a one vehicle accident Monday in Missouri when the driver, 71 year old Sharon E. Huston, fell asleep at the wheel.   A report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol ...Read More
     A one vehicle accident in Ozark County near Gainesville resulted in injuries to the driver of the vehicle. Thirty-nine year old Mark J. Dunn of Gainesville received what were described as minor injuries when his ...Read More
    A boy reported missing from the West Plains area whom authorities were on the lookout for was found safe on Lake Norfork Monday evening. West Plains police say the boy was found swimming in the lake under a bridge about 6:30 ...Read More
     The Norfork School Board met in regular session Monday night and acted on a number of personnel issues and gave approval for the purchase of a new school bus. Norfork Superintendent Mike Seay has details of the ...Read More
         It was one the worst natural disaster's in United States history that spurred a Mountain Home man to later volunteer his time to help the American Red Cross in Arkansas. Jim Sharrar says the effects of ...Read More
     A Batesville woman was arrested in Melbourne on multiple felony drug charges following a traffic stop.   Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence says 33 year old Shani Lee Hawkins is charged with possession of a ...Read More
     Tickets are now of sale for "Rajun Cajun", a fund raising event benefiting the projects of Junior Auxiliary of Mountain Home, to be held Saturday evening, July 26, from 6 to 11 at Baxter County ...Read More
     The Baxter County Personnel Committee will meet Thursday afternoon at 4 in the third floor conference room of the Baxter County Courthouse.   On the agenda are a report on an Employee Wellness Program and a ...Read More
     A meeting of the Marion County Election Commission will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 to discuss the upcoming school board election.   The meeting is open to the public. WebReadyTM Powered by ...Read More
     The Bull Shoals City Council will meet in special session Monday evening at 6 before their regularly scheduled workshop session at city hall.   The purpose of the meeting is to create a temporary position ...Read More
     Law enforcement agencies in south central Missouri are looking for an missing teen-age boy with the mental capacity of a 10 year old child.   A spokesman from the West Plains Police Department says the ...Read More
     A Harrison man who admitted to killing his live-in girlfriend's 21-month old daughter has been sentenced to 40 years in prison. Twenty-four year old Quinton Darryl Huett has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for the ...Read More
    Arkansas corrections officials have begun moving some state inmates from county jails into about 600 beds opened with $6 million approved by the state Legislature earlier this month. But Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery, ...Read More
     Norfork residents will have an opportunity to vote on a one percent sales tax to fund the Norfork Youth Center following action taken at a recent meeting of the Norfork City Council.      Norfork ...Read More
     A one-vehicle accident early Sunday morning in Howell County resulted in injuries to a 19-year old woman. Bailey D. Smith of West Plains was transported by air ambulance to Mercy Hospital in Springfield with what were ...Read More
    Bikers filled the streets Saturday and the coffers for the local backpack food program when 158 motorcycles took part in the "We Can Make a Difference Ride" in Mountain Home. The roar of engines resonated as the riders, who ...Read More
    For those interested in snorkeling, the Bull Shoals-White River State Park is sponsoring a snorkeling adventure on Bull Shoals Lake Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. Those who take part in the event will snorkel along the shoreline ...Read More
    The Norfork School Board will act on two student transfer requests and a number of personnel issues when it meets in regular session at 6 o'clock Monday night.     The school board will consider a cook's ...Read More
     Orientation for new students at Ozarka College will be available for students to access through the students' myOzarka portal on Monday. The deadline for students to complete new student orientation is September 2. ...Read More
     Forty-five years ago Sunday night Apollo 11 landed on the moon and a 38 year old astronaut, Neil Armstrong, stepped out of his space capsule and uttered the famous words, "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for ...Read More
     During their regular meeting Thursday, members of the Mountain Home Advertising and Promotion Commission approved spending $2,480 to assist in putting on the 6A State High School Volleyball tournament scheduled for ...Read More
     The Lakeview Planning and Zoning Commission will meet Tuesday morning at 9 at the Lloyd Travis Municipal Center. The purpose of the meeting is to bring new members to the commission up to date on duties of members and ...Read More
      A federal court jury in Harrision Friday found Bull Shoals Police Chief Daniel Sutterfield not guilty on two counts of a three count indictment stemming from allegations that he used excessive force during the ...Read More
     A new crime tip feature that's been added to the Baxter County Sheriff Department's website is expected to increase the public's ability to report possible criminal activity.      Presently ...Read More
     Newton and Independence and are among ten counties in Arkansas that will receive grants for courthouse restoration awarded by the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program. Stone County also received a grant for ...Read More
     Ozarka College has named Tina Boris of Salem as the recipient for the Academic All-Stars scholarship program through the Arkansas Association of Two Year Colleges.      Ozarka College Director ...Read More
     The Bull Shoals City Council will hold a workshop session Monday at 6 p.m. at city hall. The agenda will include police department procedures. The meeting is open to the public. WebReadyTM Powered by ...Read More
     The fate of Bull Shoals Police Chief Daniel Sutterfield is in the hands of a jury. Sutterfield's attorneys completed their defense of the Bull Shoals Police Chief Friday morning. Following completion of jury ...Read More
     The governement presented its final witnesses Thursday in the federal trial of Bull Shoals Police Chief Daniel Sutterfield. The day ended Thursday with Sutterfield taking the witness stand to defend the charges against ...Read More
     Thursday's session of the federal criminal trial of Daniel Sutterfield ended in the middle of his being questioned about a number of contradictions in statements he has made related to the case. Sutterfield spent the ...Read More
     Two people -- Randall Beard of Norfork and Shelly Lindsey of Gassville -- were each sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty to unrelated charges during a session of Baxter County Circuit Court Thursday, ...Read More
     A benefit account has been set up at Integrity First Bank for injured Grover Township Firefighter John Meisser who was injured Tuesday while cutting down trees with his son.   Meissner, who was transported ...Read More
     A Mountain View man is being held in the Izard County jail without bond following his arrest on multiple felony and misdemeanor charges.   Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence says 33 year old Justin Dean ...Read More
     An update on white-nose syndrome in bats will be presented Tuesday, July 22 at the Boone County Library located at 221 W. Stephenson in Harrison.   The presentation by Chuck Bitting, Natural Resource ...Read More