July 31, 2015
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Rain: 7am to 7am: .00"  Month: 8.25”   Year: 39.57"  |  Recorded temps:  High: 87  Low: 67
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The location of Roger Vickers Wednesday morning funeral has changed to the Yellville-Summit Multipurpose Facility. Visitation on Tuesday evening is also at the facility. WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI ...Read More
    American Stitchco President Steve Luelf has confirmed the purchase of the former Epoxyn property, and is investigating what it would take to resume the business.     Epoxyn shut down and terminated its ...Read More
        A 32-year-old Melbourne man who had been wanted for several months was recently arrested, according to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence.     Jimmy John Lewallen was apprehended ...Read More
        According to the Ozark County Times, a fugitive charged with sexually assaulting a child is expected to be picked up by Pennsylvania authorities this week after allegedly hiding out in a ...Read More
        The Boone County Sheriff's office arrested 34-year-old Kelvin Lee Pratt of Boone County on July 16, initially charging him with computer child pornography stemming from an incident where Pratt sent ...Read More
    American Stitchco President Steve Luelf has confirmed the purchase of the former Epoxyn property, and is investigating what it would take to resume the business.     Epoxyn shut down and terminated its ...Read More
    Marion County Sheriff Roger Vickers lost his long battle with cancer Thursday evening, according to Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery.     Vickers was elected as sheriff in 2009 after a lengthy career ...Read More
    Arkansas State University-Mountain Home (ASUMH) Community Education is offering Kids College Monday through Friday at the Vada Sheid Community Development Center (The Sheid) on the ASUMH campus.     Kids ...Read More
    Mountain Home is one of nine sites in Arkansas chosen to become a regional office for the Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs.     Currently, the Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs - now known as ...Read More
     Hot weather means an increase in household power usage as air conditioners work overtime. The price of electricity is based on two primary factors: the cost to generate power and the demand for power. North Arkansas ...Read More
    The Baxter County Public Library Foundation is hosting a Pub Night on Friday, August 7, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Donald W. Reynolds Library Serving Baxter County. Attendees can enjoy a sample selection of craft beers from ...Read More
    Music on the Square in Mountain Home welcomes Paul Winchester and Friends Friday night at 7. Winchester is the senior pastor of Grace Community Worship Center in Nixa, Missouri and is a native of Kentucky. He has spent most of ...Read More
    An accident at the corner of South Street and Ninth Street in Mountain Home damaged four cars Thursday afternoon. No one was injured in the wreck that occured around 3:20 p.m. when a car ran a stop sign on South Street and ...Read More
    The Norfork City Council met Tuesday evening in regular session and made the appointment of Jimmy Mincey, according to Mayor Jim Reeves. Mincey was appointed to the council to fill the unexpired term of former Councilman Paul ...Read More
     A former Arkansas resident, 35 year old Marine Staff Sgt. David Wyatt, who was one of five servicemen killed at a military research center in Chattanooga, Tennessee last Thursday by a lone gunman will laid to rest in ...Read More
         Two area attorneys, Mark Cooper of Mountain Home and Jason Duffy of Yellville, have announced that they will both be candidates for the newly created District 10 District Court judgeship which ...Read More
    The annual Fulton County Fair Horse Show will feature three nights of events for horse lovers and is sponsored by Shaver Plumbing and Hardware. The show will begin Tuesday evening at 6 in the fairgrounds arena. ...Read More
     The Gassville City Council met in regular session for roughly two hours Tuesday night with all members except Alderman Ralph Bird present. After hearing department reports, the council addressed several items of new ...Read More
    The Teen Anime Club meeting will be Saturday afternoon from 2:30-4. at the Donald W. Reynolds Library. The club offers a forum for teens who are interested in Japanese Anime and Manga. All teens in 7th-12th grade are invited ...Read More
     Two years ago, as a budget crisis threatened to shut down the county animal control service, the Baxter County Quorum Court approved a mechanism by which taxpayers could help fund the operation voluntarily. The court ...Read More
       Arkansas State University- Mountain Home will host an educational exhibit about the brain and the effects of stroke called MEGA Brain on Thursday from 10 until 4 at the Vada Sheid Community Development Center. ...Read More
    North Arkansas Electric Cooperative will have a small planned outage Thursday morning, affect 25 members in the area of Vivian Drive and Country Road 27 in rural mountain Home.     The outage will begin ...Read More
        A 32-year-old Izard County woman has been arrested on drug charges, according to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence.     Nocona Amber Kinkead of rural Izard County was arrested on ...Read More
        Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery announced that a 44-year-old Mountain Home man has been classified as a level 3 sex offender.     In a news release Tuesday, Montgomery said ...Read More
    The Donald W. Reynolds Library will be offering two computer classes. The Beginning Computer Class will be Friday morning at 10:30. The class is for people who have little or no experience with personal computers. An Intermediate ...Read More
    Listen: right-click to download mp3          Family members of Jim Gaston were joined by hundreds of friends and admirers from across the region and state were ...Read More
        Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery has announced that a level 2 sex offender has left Baxter County and moved to Texas.     In a news release Tuesday, Montgomery said ...Read More
     A 5-year-old boy drowned Monday on the Buffalo River near Tyler Bend, according to a press release from the National Park Service. Searcy County 911 received a call of a possible drowning and dispatched rescue and medical ...Read More
      Baxter County Circuit Court jurors do not need to report for duty Wednesday, according to County and Circuit Clerk Canda Reese. The next day that jurors need to report is Monday, August 17, Reese said. WebReadyTM ...Read More
     The Marion County Library Board will have an emergency meeting Wednesday at noon at the library. The meeting is to address scholarship and grant issues.      The meeting is open to the public. ...Read More
     The Gassville City Council will meet Tuesday evening at 6 at Gassville City Hall. There is no unfinished business and new business will be discussion of city fireworks ordinance, street overlay projects, consideration of ...Read More
     The Baxter County Quorum Court Budget Committee met Monday and heard that, except for fairly minor exceptions, county departments are staying on budget.      County Judge Mickey Pendergrass also ...Read More
    Try Something New Night to conduct wire making jewelry is set for Tuesday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Donald W. Reynolds Library.     Tom Jones, a talented local artist who enjoys making jewelry out of ...Read More
      The Mountain Home Rotary Club presented over $20,000 in local scholarships to high school graduates and non-traditional students. Rotary members hosted the students and their families at a luncheon on July ...Read More
      Baxter County Circuit Court jurors do not need to report for duty Tuesday, according to County and Circuit Clerk Canda Reese. Jurors do need to report Wednesday, Reese said. WebReadyTM Powered by ...Read More
    Gassville Police Chief Tim Mayfield is warning residents of Gassville about recent vehicle break-ins over the past weekend. Chief Mayfield says that these break-ins were similar to ones that occured earlier in the summer, but ...Read More
An evacuation is underway this afternoon in south Mountain Home because of a gas leak. College street from 10th street to 13th street is shut down at this time and homes and businesses in the area are being evacuated. The problem occurred after a ...Read More
    According to Baxter County sheriff John Montgomery, 32-year-old Christopher Michael McDaniel of Mountain Home, was arrested Saturday morning, July 18th, on a charge of aggravated assault after calling the 911 Center at ...Read More
     The regularly scheduled meeting for the Norfork School Board will be held on Monday evening at 5. The agenda will include reports from the principal and the financials. There will also be a student transfer request and a ...Read More
     The Salesville City Council will meet in regular session Monday night at 7 at the Salesville City Hall. The council will hear department reports and handle two items of new business. On the agenda is discussion of CSA ...Read More
    (Information in the following story is from the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette)     LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) _ Harrison is one of seven traditional Arkansas school districts to be the first to use a new state law ...Read More
    In the final segment of KTLO News' series on methamphetamine in the Twin Lakes Area, Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery discusses how law enforcement plans to battle the destructive drug in the ...Read More
     It wasn't a bird, it wasn't a plane-- it was a drone that crash landed at a local used car dealership Wednesday. According to a Baxter County Sheriff's Office incident report, the remote controlled aircraft was seen ...Read More
         A line of nearly 200 motorcycles, stretching nearly a mile in length, roared through Mountain Home to Norfork, Calico Rock and Pineville and back to Mountain Home Saturday to raise funds for the ...Read More
     Mark Bland of Mountain Home was sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to a string of drug charges during a session of Baxter County Circuit Court Thursday.      The 46-year-old ...Read More
     Superintendents in area school districts are scrambling to deal with the void created Friday when they learned that funding would be withheld from the Baxter County Alternative School by the Arkansas Department of ...Read More
      North Arkansas Electric Cooperative will have a planned power outage for 50 people in the Culp area on Monday morning beginning at 7 A.M. and lasting approximately two hours. The outage is needed to complete a ...Read More
     Two area teens currently facing a combined total of more than 100 felony and misdemeanor charges connected to a rash of vehicle break-ins in the county have now picked up even more charges -- including nine counts of ...Read More
    Savannah Noel Sutton was crowned Fulton County Fair Queen at the annual pageant held July 11. Savannah is the 19-year-old daughter of Jare Sutton and Cindy and Jeff Brown. She resides with her grandmother at Agnos and is a 2015 ...Read More
    A $500 cash reward has been offered for information to help identify the person(s) responsible for a fire that destroyed a historic barn on Roscoe Road near Long Creek in Boone County. Boone County investigators report the ...Read More
    Adults and teens are invited to attend the Arkansas Hunter Education Class at the Donald W. Reynolds Library. The two day course is Monday, July 20 and Tuesday, July 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. The course is taught by ...Read More
     Baxter County Circuit Court jurors do not need to report for duty Monday, according to Baxter County and Circuit Clerk Canda Reese. Jurors do need to report on Tuesday and Wednesday, Reese said. WebReadyTM Powered by ...Read More
     Exposure to high temperatures and harsh summer sun can be dangerous for humans and their pets alike. In fact, because dogs and cats don't sweat, dehydration, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke can affect them much more ...Read More
     Chayse Anthony Brown of Fenton, Missouri, formerly of Mountain Home, pled guilty to charges stemming from a "staged" robbery in late December last year during a session of Baxter County Circuit Court ...Read More
        The Baxter County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene of a self-inflicted gunshot injury incident early Thursday morning. According to Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery, the Sheriff’s Office was ...Read More
      The City of Flippin has issued a boil water order effective immediately until further notice. Areas affected are: County Roads 7055, 7091, 7086, 7056, 7058, 7057, and 7092, Woodsong Lane, Chrisden Circle, and ...Read More
     A Mountain Home man has been arrested on felony charges of battery following an investigation into an incident that occurred in late May. Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery says 30 year old Jeremy Scott Price was ...Read More
     Bull Shoals firefighters were on the scene of an early morning fire Friday at the Wagon Wheel Restaurant on State Highway 178 in Bull Shoals. A spokesperson from the Baxter County 9-1-1 Center says firefighters from the ...Read More
     The Cotter School Board met Thursday evening in regular session, according to Superintendent Don Sharp. With all five board members present, he says the following action took place. Listen: right-click ...Read More
     The Mountain Home School Board met in regular session Thursday night with several major decisions to be considered by the board.      One of the biggest issues addressed during the meeting was a ...Read More
     Sunny skies and temperatures in the mid-90's are expected through the weekend and into next week for the Twin Lakes Area, according to the National Weather Service Office in North Little Rock. Although a heat advisory ...Read More
     Pauline Esther "Polly" Brakebill, a longtime child advocate, foster parent, and educator died recently at the age of 78. Polly and her husband Quintin worked in the state foster care system for more than 20 years, served ...Read More
     John 3:16 Ministries, a spiritual bootcamp program for men with addictions, will host a free fish dinner Saturday evening at 5 at the Baxter County Fairgrounds. The evening will feature a fish dinner with all the fixings, ...Read More
    The Friends of the Library will be hosting a Summer Used Book Sale on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Donald W. Reynolds Library. The sale will feature paperback books priced at $.25 and hardback books priced at either ...Read More
    The Schliemann Center for Women's Health Education will be conducting a Childbirth Class on Saturday, July 18, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.     The class is important for expectant mothers and their support person ...Read More