October 30, 2014
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Featured Archives
Past Weeks :  
    A wanted Illinois couple has been arrested in Mountain View in northern Arkansas.     The Stone County Sheriff's Office says Jonathan Dean Riggs and Khelsey Johnson, both of Galesville, Illinois, were ...Read More
     Three men were given prison sentences during a busy session of Baxter County Circuit Court Thursday with Judge Gordon Webb presiding.      Sherman Rowden of Mountain Home was sentenced to five ...Read More
      The Baxter Regional Hospital Foundation's 15th Annual Lend-A-Hand Day Campaign kicks off Monday to raise awareness of the four community health education and support houses at Baxter Regional Medical Center (BRMC). ...Read More
    Students have started classes in North Arkansas College's new 15,000 square foot science building. The building houses 4 labs, office space, and a 60-seat auditorium style classroom. The $3 million project was financed through ...Read More
     The Fulton County Extension Homemakers recently made a $250 donation to the Salem United Methodist Church "Feed Our Children" Program. This donation will provide food for backpacks for one week at the Salem Elementary ...Read More
    West Plains police say a 21-year old man who was riding a skateboard ran into a car at an intersection and died from his injuries. The accident happened about 6:30 Monday evening.     The skateboard ...Read More
     A West Plains toddler has died after she was struck by a car in the family's driveway. According to a preliminary report by the Missouri State Highway patrol, 1-year-old Kamber Piper was rushed to Ozarks Medical Center ...Read More
     Two burglary suspects turn themselves in last week after they saw their images from a surveillance camera offering a reward.      Boone County Sheriff Mike Moore says 31-year-old Lela Marie ...Read More
     Two men who racked up dozens of charges in unrelated cases, soaked up a significant amount of law enforcement time pursuing them, involved tracking dogs from the state prison in Calico Rock, the county helicopter and ...Read More
     Political forums continue Friday morning on KTLO-FM. At 9:15 a.m., there will be a forum between the two candidates seeking the Marion County assessor post: Republican Alesia Owen and Democrat Tonya ...Read More
     October is National Bullying Prevention Month. To raise an awareness of bullying and its negative impacts on youth, the Gay-Straight Alliance at Arkansas State University - Mountain Home will hold a candlelight vigil ...Read More
    Smoke detectors are being credited with saving the lives of an elderly couple whose home east of Mountain Home caught fire and burned Wednesday night. Eighty-six year old Rueben Thompson, and his wife, 84-year old Evelyn, ...Read More
     Two burglary suspects turn themselves in last week after they saw their images from a surveillance camera offering a reward.      Boone County Sheriff Mike Moore says 31-year-old Lela Marie ...Read More
     Ozarka College was recently named to the 2015 Military Friendly Schools list for the fifth consecutive year. G.I. Jobs compiles the list each year with the stated mission to "simplify the military transition experience ...Read More
    Firefighters from the Northeast Lakeside Volunteer Fire Department spent much of last night battling a fire that destroyed a residence east of Mountain Home on Panther Creek Road, also known as County Road 396. Firefighters ...Read More
     In the event of a major emergency, would you and your family know what to do and know what resources were available to you? The Baxter County Office of Emergency Management and many other organizations throughout the area ...Read More
     A Harrison man, wanted by the FBI, is arrested Monday morning during a traffic stop.      The man identified by authorities as 27-year-old Raphael Vasquez-Perez is in custody of the Harrison ...Read More
    The city of Mountain Home reported receiving $6,419 in licensing fees in September. The biggest portion of the licensing revenue was from alcohol taxes and licenses. That accounted for $5,314 in revenue, according to city ...Read More
    Bull Shoals residents will have an opportunity to hear from and meet candidates running for city office at a Meet the Candidates Night on Saturday 25th at 6:30. The event is sponsored by the Bull Shoals Theater of the Arts at ...Read More
     The skies will be a little dark Thursday afternoon; but not because of cloudy weather. A partial solar eclipse is expected to be visible over North America as the moon moves between Earth and the sun. Dr. James Clarke, a ...Read More
   One of two men injured in a crash of an airplane near Ozark Regional Airport Tuesday evening has been released from the hospital and the other is reported in good condition. Personnel at Baxter Regional Medical Center say the ...Read More
     Members of the Marion County Circuit Court jury panel do not need to report for duty Thursday or Friday. Marion County Clerk Dee Carleton says the next date jurors should report is Thursday, October 30th. WebReadyTM ...Read More
     Political forums continue live Thursday morning on KTLO-FM with the focus being candidates seeking the Marion County judge position. Scheduled to appear are incumbent Terry Ott, a Republican, and challenger Todd Norris, a ...Read More
     The only homeless shelter for women and children between Jonesboro and Fayetteville, Gamma House in Mountain Home has been providing a hand-up, rather than a hand-out to women who find themselves without a place to call ...Read More
     Timmy Wayne Gann of rural Mountain Home, charged with aggravated assault for beating a man with a baseball bat in a dispute set off by the recent Arkansas-Alabama football game, has now been ordered to stay away from a ...Read More
     First District Congressman Rick Crawford is slated to make a campaign appearance in Mountain Home on Wednesday. Crawford will host an informal meet and greet with the public at the Republican Headquarters at 424 West Paul ...Read More
     Ozarka College in Melbourne will host a Health, Safety and Wellness Fair on Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event at the John E. Miller Education Complex is open to the public and free of ...Read More
     North Arkansas Regional Medical Center (NARMC) kicks off its diabetes support group this week. The first meeting is Thursday evening at 6 in the Durand Center located at 303 N. Main Street in Harrison. ...Read More
       Two men were hurt in the crash of an experimental aircraft northwest of Ozark Regional Airport in Midway Tuesday evening. Authorities were alerted to the crash by a 911 call. Authorities at the scene say ...Read More
     Political forums continue live Wednesday morning on KTLO-FM and the focus will be top races in Marion County. Wednesday's forum is between candidates seeking the Marion County treasurer position - Shirley Ply, a Democrat, ...Read More
     LESLIE, Ark. (AP) _ Authorities say a Searcy County deputy who was wounded in a shootout at a bakery in the Ozark Mountains has been released from the hospital.      Searcy County Sheriff ...Read More
     Mountain Home and Clarkridge are among the 12 cities to receive the 2014 Arkansas Volunteer Community of the Year Award. Both have received the award in the past. The two cities will receive their award at the Arkansas ...Read More
     Today marks the second day of early voting for the November 4 midterm election in Arkansas. Clerks in both Baxter and Marion counties report steady voter turnout Monday. Baxter County and Circuit Clerk Canda Reese says ...Read More
     The fourth in a series of political forums with candidates seeking district, county or city office will air live on KTLO-FM Tuesday morning at 9:15. The Tuesday morning forum is for the nonpartisian post of Mountain Home ...Read More
     Noel Porter of Mountain Home has been sentenced in federal court to 12 months probation and ordered to pay $5,000 in restitution after pleading guilty to impersonating an employee of the Internal Revenue Service in ...Read More
     The Mountain Home Education Foundation has been selected to receive the Innovative Community Development Program Award from the Arkansas Community Development Society.   The foundation is being honored for ...Read More
     Arkansas State University-Mountain Home (ASU-MH) hosts The Volunteers of the United States Army Field Band on Thursday evening, October 23rd, at 7 at the Vada Sheid Community Development Center. The event is free and ...Read More
    Work is underway on a number of Gassville streets and motorists are advised to use caution and reduce speed in those areas. The work began Monday and will continue until it is completed.     Workers are ...Read More
    A Mountain Home man who lost control of his vehicle on State Highway 178 near Fulbright Lane was injured in a wreck about 1 o'clock Sunday afternoon. Fifty-six year old Jeffery Milford was transported by ambulance to Baxter ...Read More
     The third in a series of political forums featuring candidates running for district, county and city offices will be aired on KTLO-FM Monday morning at 9:15. Our two guests Monday are the candidates seeking the post of ...Read More
     Monday marks the beginning of National Businesswomen's Week, an event that has been celebrated by the Mountain Home Business and Professional Women's group for over 90 years according to Lucinda Blair, a local BPW member, ...Read More
    Monday marks the start of early voting for the November 4 general election in Arkansas and residents in Baxter County will have two locations where they can vote. Early voting can be done on weekdays and Saturdays at the ...Read More
    A public influenza vaccination clinic scheduled for October 31st in Mountain Home has been postponed due to a delay in getting doses of the vaccine, according to the Baxter County Health Unit.     Lou Ann ...Read More
     The Mountain Home Advertising and Promotion Commission approved funds for two sporting events which are expected to draw hundreds of people to the city during its recent regular meeting, although, in both cases, the ...Read More
     The public is invited to a "Meet the Candidates Night" Tuesday evening at 6 at the Hoevel-Barnett VFW Post 1341 hall at 1206 Central Boulevard in Bull Shoals.   All Bull Shoals and Marion County candidates ...Read More
     Arkansas State University- Mountain Home's Performing Arts Series will feature a recital by pianist Tatiana Roitman Mann and violinist Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu on Tuesday. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. in the Ed Coulter ...Read More
    The Norfork School Board will meet in regular session Monday night at 6 p.m.     Items on the agenda are the review and action on a resolution identifying employees with 5 percent or more salary ...Read More
     The Marion County Election Commission will meet Tuesday, October 21, at 1 p.m. at the Marion County Courthouse. The purpose of the meeting is to review the poll workers and prepare supplies for the November 4th General ...Read More
     The Bull Shoals City Council will meet in workshop session Monday evening at 6 in Bull Shoals City Hall. The only item on the agenda is waste water plant repairs. WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI ...Read More
     Yellville-Summit Elementary School students welcomed Green Leaf, Sugar Lolly and Tree of Panther Pride, Sugar Blossom and Buzzal Gum to their playground on Thursday. Those are the names chosen by the children to identify ...Read More
     There were six new business licenses issued in September by the city of Mountain Home, according to city officials.      Licenses were issued to the Platinum cigar broker, a home-based tobacco ...Read More
     The recipients of the Dr. Robert L. Kerr Annual Medical Student Scholarships were awarded recently in a ceremony held in Little Rock.   Eighteen medical students from the Baxter Regional Medical Center ...Read More
     The Alash Ensemble, master throat singers from Tuva, a tiny republic in Serbia, will return to Ozarka College in Mountain View for a performance at 7 p.m. October 23.      Tickets are $15 in ...Read More
    Bids for the resurfacing of portions of two county roads in Fulton County were approved by the Arkansas Sate Highway and Transportation Commission.     The bids are for resurfacing 2.8 miles of County ...Read More
    Ozarka College in Melbourne will host a Health, Safety and Wellness fair on Thursday, October 23rd. The free event will feature more than 40 vendors and is open to the public. The fair will take place at the John E. Miller ...Read More
    Arkansas State Police say a Searcy County sheriff's deputy and a 75 year-old man were wounded in a shooting at the Serenity Farm Bread store at Leslie in Searcy County.     State police say deputies and a ...Read More
    Two people were injured in a two vehicle accident in Mountain Home on Friday afternoon. Transported by ambulance to Baxter Regional Medical Center were 44-year old Gordon Cox of Mountain Home and 18-year old Tristen Gregg of ...Read More
     Alderman Joe Dillard told the Mountain Home City Council this week that after hearing of an Ebola scare at a hospital in Clinton he had gone to Baxter Regional Medical Center and spoken to officials about the local ...Read More
    During a campaign swing through Mountain Home this week, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Ross talked about the differences between himself and his Republican opponent, Asa Hutchinson, and why he decided to return to ...Read More
    Kids will get an early Halloween treat Saturday as the L.C. Sammons Youth Center in Mountain Home hosts Family Fun Night and Trunk or Treat from 6 to 9. The event at the Youth Center in Cooper Park is free and there will be ...Read More
     The Bull Shoals Food Pantry's Octoberfest fundraiser is Saturday evening at 5 p.m. at the Bull Shoals VFW Hall. This annual event benefits the food pantry's Christmas basket ...Read More
     Free GED classes are currently being offered at the Baxter County Adult Education Center located at 1106 Highway 62 East, Suites 1 and 3 in Mountain Home, according to officials at Ozarka ...Read More
LESLIE (AP) Arkansas State Police say a sheriff’s deputy and another person have been wounded in a shooting near Leslie in Searcy County. State police said Friday that both were being flown from the scene of what was initially reported as a ...Read More
    In a move that caught many by surprise, Mountain Home School District Superintendent Dr. Lonnie Myers announced to the Mountain Home School Board he plans to retire at the end of his contract in June 2015. Myers had spoken ...Read More
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) _ A federal judge wants regulators to take another look at the potential impact of a hog farm near the Buffalo National River in northern Arkansas. Judge D. Price Marshall Jr. said Thursday a previous assessment was too ...Read More
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) _ The Arkansas Pollution Control and Ecology Commission will meet to consider extending a moratorium on issuing any new permits for large or medium concentrated animal feeding operations or confined animal ...Read More
    As a safeguard against the spread of the Ebola virus, visitors to Baxter Regional Medical Center and area medical facilities in Mountain Home will see signs posted asking if they have been to West Africa or had contact with ...Read More
    Men will get a chance to strut their stuff and support a good cause Saturday at the 3rd Annual Walk-A-Mile in Her Shoes Walk-A-Thon from 10 a.m. to noon at Bomber Stadium in Mountain Home. Men who participate in the event are ...Read More
     The Sid Hutchenson Building at Norfork has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the country's official list of historically significant properties, Arkansas Historic Preservation Program Director ...Read More
     "Fought in Earnest: Civil War Arkansas", a free traveling exhibit chronicling major historical events in Arkansas between 1861 and 1865, will be displayed in Gaston Lobby of Roller Hall at Arkansas State ...Read More