June 30, 2016
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Rain: 7am to 7am: .00"  Month: 5.24”  Year: 26.92"  |  Recorded temps:  High: 85 Low: 69
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     Power was restored to approximately 2,500 customers after North Arkansas Electric Cooperative experienced a power outage. According to a cooperative spokesperson, the Mallard Point substation had an equipment failure. ...Read More
     Those who purchased a ticket for the Carter's Jewel Chest pendant in the Red-White-Blue Festival's "The Jewels For You" drawing will want to check their numbers. The number of the winning ticket is ...Read More
    The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission voted unanimously on Friday in special session to approve a Chronic Wasting Disease Zone in an attempt to contain the spread of the disease. According to Randy Zellers, Assistant Chief of ...Read More
        The winners of Friday night's Red, White and Blue Parade were announced last night by Tracy Jones of the Mountain Home Chamber of Commerce. In the Civic category, Dan and Kay Staggs won with the ...Read More
    An August 8th trial date has been set for Tyler Hudgens, who faces almost 60 felony and misdemeanor counts stemming from a rash of thefts extending back to October last year. The initial investigation focused on thefts, ...Read More
        The robotics team from Mountain Home High School, the Bomb Squad, will travel to Shanghai China for almost two weeks this August to compete in the China Robotics Challenge. Team mentors John Novak and ...Read More
     The Cotter City Council met Thursday. The council, except for absent members, Councilman Bill Morris and Councilman Jim Pilcher, voted to set a date for a city workshop and to discuss ongoing and upcoming ...Read More
Red White and Blue Events for Saturday, June 25. 7:00 a.m.- Mtn. Home Police Dep. 5k. Registration starts at 6:30 a.m. ASUMH Campus. 7:30 a.m.- Paul Bunyan Pancake Breakfast Hosted by The Knights of Columbus at the St. Peter's Family Life ...Read More
     A seven-year-old Ozark County resident is in stable condition after nearly drowning in the North Fork of the White River. According to the Ozark County Times, Logan Williams of Gainesville is alert and speaking to ...Read More
     BRANSON, Mo. (AP) A 150-foot tall Ferris wheel from Chicago's Navy Pier has started operating in the Missouri tourist destination of Branson.      The Springfield News-Leader reports that ...Read More
         Marion County jurors do not need to report for duty next week, according to Marion County Clerk Dee Carlton.      The next day to report is July 7. WebReadyTM Powered ...Read More
         Mountain Home students and members of the GAPP, or, German American Partnership Program return home next week.      Jackson Steiner of Mountain Home sent an e-mail ...Read More
The Red White and Blue Festival events for Friday, June 24. 4:00 - 9:00 p.m. Kids Zone- All Kids Zone Activities Are Free! 4:00 p.m.- Vendors. 5:30 p.m. Parade- Downtown Square - Hosted by The Mountain Home Chamber of Commerce. 5:00 ...Read More
     A recent sporting event resulted in a big donation for Arkansas State University-Mountain Home. The Mountain Home Charity Golf Classic was held June 11th and 12th at Big Creek Golf and Country Club, and it ended ...Read More
    Eddie Lee Vanscoy, III of Mountain Home, who currently faces a string of charges in two cases involved inappropriate sexual contact with minor children, will apparently face a third such charge ...Read More
    David Turner Gengler, now charged with kidnapping and five counts of first-degree battery, made an appearance in Baxter County Court Thursday, and 14th Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney David Ethredge announced ...Read More
     A seven-year-old child was transported to a Springfield hospital after a near drowning on the North Fork of the White River. According to a report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Logan Williams of Gainesville ...Read More
     The city of Cotter was recognized last week by the Arkansas Municipal League. During the league's 82nd convention in Little Rock, the local city was honored with the Four Star Municipality ...Read More
     A stabbing incident on the North Fork of the White River is being investigated by the Ozark County Sheriff's Department. According to the Ozark County Times, the incident occurred around 6:00 Monday evening between ...Read More
         Voters in state house district 99 will have the opportunity to vote for Jack Fortner twice on November 8.      A Yellville Republican running unopposed in the general ...Read More
     The superintendent of the Deer/Mt. Judea School District in Newton County was suspended with pay Monday. An interim superintendent was hired while the district looks for a ...Read More
         Jacob Eakes of Mountain Home entered a guilty plea on the charge of robbery in Marion County Circuit Court Wednesday. The 23-year-old Eakes is one of two men charged in the robbery of Hilltop ...Read More
         The 17th annual, week long, Red, White and Blue Festival kicks off Thursday night at 7 with a performance from Brooke Eden, in Concert with Levi Hummon and Levon Ed Coulter, in the Performing ...Read More
     Sales tax numbers for Baxter County and the City of Mountain Home are up for the year, but the recently released number for the county and city in June, which covers spending in April, are down. ...Read More
     Two years ago a local woman and her family began a grassroots organization to stop distracted driving in response to a tragic accident caused by cell phone use that left her teenage nephew a quadriplegic. Today FADD, ...Read More
         The Cotter City Hall will meet in regular session Thursday night at six in the cities council chamebrs.      Items on the agenda include approval of city council ...Read More
     The city of Bull Shoals Parks and Recreation Committee will meet Thursday evening at 6 at Bull Shoals City Hall Council Chambers. The meeting was changed from June 20. Meeting agendas will be available at the door. ...Read More
    The Briarcliff Planning and Zoning Commission will meet Friday afternoon at 1 at the Briarcliff Clubhouse. On the agenda includes two applications for mobile homes to be brought into the city. The meeting is open to the ...Read More
     The city of Mountain Home is seeking the public's assistance with tracking the loss of water. The Water and Sewer Department has been dealing with an issue of leaks in the city's water lines, and they are asking ...Read More
     The Marion County Courthouse is closed the remainder of the day due to a waterline break, according to Marion County Judge Terry Ott. The judges office says they plan to have it fixed and the courthouse will be open ...Read More
    The Yellville-Summit School District applied for and received a grant to give each K-6 Student fresh fruits and vegetables starting in August. Superintendent Wes Henderson gave details on the ...Read More
media/01063_graphic-policetape.jpg          An Iowa man accused of tying his ex-girlfriend to a cinder block and throwing her into the Spring River near Hardy earlier this year pleaded innocent Tuesday ...Read More
     Friday, The Arkansas Pollution Control and Ecology Commission will hear from a research team on whether it will conduct further investigation into whether a major fracture and movement of waste exists beneath the ...Read More
     The shortage of pediatric physicians across the United States is becoming apparent in Mountain Home with the announcement that Dr. Perry Wilbur will be closing his office effective July 15. Willbur, who recently sent a ...Read More
    Two graduating seniors received academic scholarships from Twin Lakes Community Bank recently. According to Judy Matty, Marlie Flippin of Flippin and Brooke Barnes of Mountain Home each received $250 toward their college ...Read More
     The Baxter County Library Board will meet Thursday morning at 8 at the Gassville Branch Library. WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI ...Read More
     A local resident was involved in a two-vehicle accident that claimed the life of a Missouri man.      According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 61-year-old Larry Sinor of Harrison was ...Read More
     A local bank is under new leadership. First National Banking Company (FNBC) announced Tuesday the hiring of former Baxter County Justice of the Peace Richard Caster as the branch manager for the Mountain Home ...Read More
    2016 graduate of Mountain Home High School and member of the Mountain Home FFA Chapter, Macie Kelly was elected Arkansas State FFA Reporter at the 89th State FFA Convention. Kelly is an Agriculture Education major at University ...Read More
    The Public Safety Committee meeting in Mountain Home schedule for tonight has been canceled. WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI ...Read More
     A former Mountain Home coach is pleading innocent to accusations of sexual contact with a student. According to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, recently retired Lake Hamilton Middle School Principal Lester Dewayne Curry ...Read More
    The second male allegedly involved in the breaking/entering and theft of property at a residence on Zion Road has been arrested. According to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence, 34-year-old Christopher Lane Eiler of Cave City ...Read More
     Governor Asa Hutchinson said Monday that he expects a full briefing after the state department of correction completes an internal investigation of an escape by a convicted murderer who was allowed to work unshackled ...Read More
    Literacy teacher Toni Hamby and librarian Melissa Czeschin both noticed a problem at Pinkston Middle School, and together they formed a focus group of students to help solve this problem. Hamby and Czeschin saw a large number ...Read More
     Long-time Newton County Assessor 58-year-old Shelia McCutcheon and her chief deputy, 35-year old Desiray McCutcheon, both of Vendor, have been charged with felony theft of property for allegedly charging personal items ...Read More
           Arkansans for Compassionate Care carried boxes of petitions to the Secretary of States Office on Monday in support of a ballot initiative to allow Arkansans access to medical cannabis when ...Read More
     The Flippin School Board met in regular session Monday night. Superintendent Kelvin Hudson has the report. Listen: right-click to download ...Read More
    The Donald W. Reynolds Library is providing a taste of the Olympic sport of Rhythmic Gymnastics for area teens, ages 13 to 18, on Wednesday, June 22nd, from 1 to 3.     Competitive Rhythmic Gymnastics ...Read More
    The Reppell Diabetes learning Center is hosting three events in June to provide more information about managing diabetes.     On Wednesday, June 22nd, the Center will host a social for young adults with ...Read More
    The Lakeview City Council will meet in regular session on Tuesday night at 7 at the Lloyd Travis Municipal Center.     On the agenda, an ordinance for change to Zoning regulations 2nd reading, street ...Read More
    The Flippin City Council will meet on Tuesday, June 21st, 6 PM at the Flippin Public School Center Office. On the agenda will be amending Ordinance 299, changing the current return check fee from $25 to ...Read More
    The Bull Shoals Council Workshop will be tonight at 6:30 in the council chambers, the public is invited.     WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI ...Read More
      The Baxter County Sheriff's Office has been receiving reports of a Publishers Clearinghouse scam in the area. A report was received concerning a citizen receiving a call from a telephone number originating from ...Read More
     Jurors scheduled for Monday need to know the trial has been resolved. Baxter County Clerk Canda Reese said the next day to report is June 27, at 9 A.M. WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI ...Read More
    With Fourth of July just around the corner, questions are being asked about the sale and use of fireworks in Baxter County. Baxter County Chief Deputy Sheriff Jeff Lewis issued this ...Read More
    The Flippin School Board will meet Monday night at 7 at the Administration Building.     Items on the agenda are: principals reports; the resignation, change in contracts, and new ...Read More
    Boone County Sheriff Mike Moore is happy to share how well the Boone County Jail garden is doing and that its already producing. Sheriff Moore answers the biggest question he gets, are the goods for ...Read More
     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 and a presentation by Pam Braun. The board will meet in executive ...Read More
    The Fleet Reserve Association meeting is scheduled for Monday, June 20, at noon at the Blue Heron Campground on 62 West at the White River. Meal is provided except drinks and dessert. RSVP Curtis Grant at 870-430-5760. ...Read More
     HASTY, Ark. (AP) - Park officials say a root wad that trapped an Arkansas woman who drowned in the Buffalo National River after her canoe overturned likely won't be removed because of the difficulty in reaching it. ...Read More
    Woman dies on the Buffalo River     A Conway women died Sunday when her canoe overturned near the Hasty access in the Upper District of Buffalo National River. Kristen B. Johnson of Conway, was seen ...Read More
         Three employees of Buffalo National River, Dr. Caven Clark, Tracy Whitaker and Justin Gibbs were honored at the 71st Department of the Interior Honor Awards in Washington DC. ...Read More
    Arkansas State University Mountain Home held a pinning ceremony for graduates of the practical nursing program recently at The Sheid’s Coulter Performing Arts Center. ASUMH Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Dr. Martin ...Read More
     Registration for the upcoming low cost spay and neuter clinic will be held Monday, June 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at All Pet and Equine Supply in Mountain Home. The clinic will be held from July 19th through the 21st and ...Read More
         Peitz Cancer Support House provides free specialized bras and breast forms for patients that have experienced a lumpectomy or mastectomy. A private setting is insured so that patients can carefully ...Read More
     The Boone County Sheriff is notifying the public of three registered sex offenders residing in Boone County.      According to Sheriff Mike Moore, Cameron Allen, a sex offender whose level is ...Read More
     The public is invited to an Ice Cream Social Sunday afternoon from 1 to 4 in the Fellowship Hall of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Mountain Home. A variety of ice cream treats will be available for purchase including ice ...Read More
    Baxter County Circuit Court jurors don't need to report for duty on Monday morning, June 20 according to County and Circuit Clerk Canda Reese. The next date is Monday, June 27th at 9 in the morning. WebReadyTM ...Read More
    Over four inches of rain fell on parts of Marion County Friday. According to the Harrison Daily Times, Marion County Judge Terry Ott reported that the storm downed trees and washed out many roads in the County. ...Read More
    The new exhibition War Comes Home: The Legacy at the Calico Rock Museum & Visitor Center in Calico Rock. Highlighting private correspondence from almost every major conflict in U.S. history, the traveling exhibition, rich ...Read More
    The Donald W. Reynolds Library serving Baxter County invites you to celebrate the radically awesome 1980s, Saturday from 10 to 2. Classic Saturday’s at the Library celebrate classics in pop culture, music, and history with ...Read More
    The Marion County Library will be doing an outreach at the Promise Land Community Building located at 6178 Promise Land Road, on Saturday, June 18th from 1 to 3 p.m. MCL staff will be on hand to get area residents signed up ...Read More
         The T-buckets Kids Car Show will be Saturday morning, June 18, at ASU-MH with the car show starting at 11 and the rodeo from noon to one. Any boy or girl eight years or younger can participate. ...Read More
     U. S. Highway 62 east of Mountain Home was closed to traffic for just over an hour Friday afternoon following a one vehicle accident which ruptured a gas line. WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI ...Read More
     Local bar-b-que rib cooks will have an opportunity to show off their special sauces and cooking skills at the Bar-B-Que Rib Contest which is part of the annual Red White Blue Festival. This is the first year for the ...Read More
    Samuel Lambert of Harrison whose charges include two counts of criminal attempt to commit first-degree murder, tampering with physical evidence and carrying a weapon, pled no contest to those charges in Boone County ...Read More
     The estate of Paul Andrew Woodruff of Harrison has filed papers in the Probate Division of Boone County Circuit indicating that the estate intends to pursue wrongful death claims in the accident that took the ...Read More
    EL DORADO, Ark. (AP) _ The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will vote on new regulations next week aimed at slowing the spread of chronic wasting disease in 10 north Arkansas Counties including Marion, Boone, Newton and ...Read More
     All five members of the Cotter School Board were on hand yesterday for superintendent Don Sharp's last school board meeting. Sharp is set to retire July 1, after serving Cotter schools for 14 years. ...Read More
     During a lengthy meeting with a busy agenda, the Mountain Home School Board unanimously accepted the Strategic Plan presented by Dr. Jake Long which has been in the works since October. The plan, which focuses on ...Read More
     A candlelight vigil honoring the 49 victims of the Orlando shooting early Sunday morning will be held Saturday evening at 6:45 outside of The Sheid on the campus of ASU-Mountain Home. Dr. Eddie Dry, a professor at ...Read More
    The Donald W. Reynolds Library Serving Baxter County presents Rick Rayburn in Concert Saturday morning, June 18, at 10:30 as part of a special Saturday Show series during June and July.     Get loud at a ...Read More