October 1, 2014
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Featured Archives
Past Weeks :  
      The case against Robin Bardin of Cotter in which she was charged with evading efforts by the Department of Human Services to remove children from her home has been dismissed by the ...Read More
     A truck driver from Wasola was seriously injured in a one vehicle accident in Ozark County Thursday night.   A report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol says 31 year old Justin R. Byerley was ...Read More
     Ozarka College Foundation hosts The Fall Concert at Ozarka College Amphitheatre in Mountain View on Saturday evening, September 27th at 7 p.m. The concert will feature musicians: Brad Apple, Pam Setser, Gary Rounds, Tim ...Read More
     The final event of this year's Baxter County Fair, the annual Truck Pull, will be held Saturday evening at 6 at the Saddle Club Arena in Mountain Home.   Admission to the Truck Pull is $8 for adults, $3 for ...Read More
     Mountain Home Schools honored Robert N. Nelson by naming the high school band hall in his honor. Nelson was the high school concert and marching band director for 35 years, influencing the lives of countless students, ...Read More
     The Cotter School Board will meet in regular session Friday evening at 6.   On the meeting's agenda is a reorganization of the board; financial reports, including a 2013-24 annual financial report and the ...Read More
     A rural Mountain Home resident, out of prison on parole, 31-year-old Bryan Keith Sutterfield was arrested Friday morning on felony burglary charges.      According to Baxter County Sheriff John ...Read More
     A Calico Rock woman is wanted on felony sex charges, including the rape of a 12-year-old boy. Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence says 31-year-old Beth Dickerson is accused of raping an acquaintance of one of her stepsons. ...Read More
     Gassville Police Chief Tim Mayfield has identified Jacob Bell as the 24-year-old man found inside a burning house yesterday.      Chief Mayfield said when Police Captain John Dale Tyler arrived ...Read More
      Former Mountain Home city alderman Ronald Rhodes, charged with solicitation to commit arson, was given seven years probation after entering a no contest plea to the charge in Baxter County Circuit Court ...Read More
     Baxter County Sheriff's Office arrested 32-year-old Tina Louise Amaral of Mountain Home Thursday morning after responding to a complaint call regarding the unauthorized use of a vehicle. Law enforcement officials were ...Read More
     The Bull Shoals City Council voted at its regular meeting Thursday night to not enter into an interlocal agreement with the Marion County Sheriff's Office to provide law enforcement services for the city. Mayor Bruce ...Read More
    Collection of court-ordered restitution in felony criminal cases in Baxter County Circuit Court has topped the $2 million mark. The Baxter County Sheriff's Department says current collection methods started in 2005 and ...Read More
    If you have any unwanted and unused medications in your home, the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday is a good time to safely and securely dispose of them. Authorities in Baxter County and elsewhere will be ...Read More
     Flippin students and community members are being asked to participate in an American Red Cross blood drive at the Flippin Middle School parking lot Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.      The ...Read More
    A man described as about 25 years old was found dead inside a burning Gassville residence by police officers who responded to the fire Thursday afternoon. The identity of the man has not been ...Read More
     A residential structure fire in Gassville has temporarily closed traffic in the area. According to Baxter County 911 dispatch, portions of Buford Cutoff Road, East Sanford Street, and Red Bud Road nearest Hwy 62 in ...Read More
    A grill fire at Sonic Drive In forced the closure of the restaurant for several hours Thursday. Mountain Home firefighters responded to the fire but Fire Chief Ken Williams said the fire was contained to the grill area and ...Read More
     The regular meeting of the Cotter City Council that was scheduled for Thursday night has been rescheduled for Monday, Sept. 29 at 6 p.m. WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI ...Read More
         Ronald Rhodes, a former member of the Mountain Home City Council, has been sentenced to seven years probation after changing his plea to no contest on charges stemming from his attempt to hire a person ...Read More
     Between 150 and 200 Bull Shoals citizens attended an open meeting Tuesday night at the Hoevel Barnett VFW Hall in Bull Shoals to discuss the future of the city's police department.   Bull Shoals Mayor Bruce ...Read More
    September receipts from Baxter County's one percent sales tax were the largest of the year and reflected the third largest increase of 2014 when compared to the same time period last year. Mountain Home's sales tax receipts ...Read More
     The lakes and rivers that surround the area are precious to its residents and to visitors from near and far. The Arkansas State Parks system and the staff of the Bull Shoals-White River Park have organized an event to ...Read More
     A rural Stone County man, 54 year old Jerry Wayne Barnett, has been arrested on felony drug charges after authorities found a pot growing and processing operation at his home.   Stone County Sheriff Lance ...Read More
     The Bull Shoals City Council will meet in regular session Thursday evening at 6 in Bull Shoals City Hall.   Items on the meeting agenda are the interposal agreement, district court clerk ordinance, planning ...Read More
    A man who was injured in a rear-end collision between a motorcycle and a vehicle on U.S. Highway 62 West in Mountain Home on Tuesday remains a patient at Baxter Regional Medical Center. Sixty-three year old John Osborn of ...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 jurors will be notified by maie on the next date they should report. WebReadyTM ...Read More
    A 33-year old man from Hardy who was arrested by Flippin police following an early Tuesday morning pursuit and car crash in Marion County faces a litany of felony and misdemeanor offenses. Bradley Gann was arrested after he ...Read More
    Meeting in regular session Tuesday night, the Gassville City Council set the city millage rate to be collected in 2015 and heard an update on the city's USDA sewer grant application for a sewer expansion project to serve the ...Read More
     A Fulton County man was arrested Tuesday on felony charges by Mountain Home Police and the Arkansas State Police following an investigation into break-ins at local construction supply business.   Mountain ...Read More
     Each day hundreds of thousands of Arkansans are faced with the issue of hunger.   Included in that number are more over 160,000 senior citizens, placing Arkansas at the top nationally for food insecurity ...Read More
     A Franklin man, 34 year old Brenson Seth Webb, was arrested on felony drug charges following a traffic stop by the Arkansas State Police on felony drug charges.   Webb is charged with possession of a ...Read More
     An outdoor weekend event designed to rejuvenate women of all ages is planned for early October at the Bull Shoals-White River State Park. Julie Lovett, park interpreter, says the three day, two night event is scheduled ...Read More
     A local doctor, who was concerned with the safety of Mountain Home's police officers, has donated nearly $11,000 worth of equipment to the Mountain Home Police Department, according to Police Chief Carry ...Read More
    A 22-year old Gassville woman who was working as a healthcare provider faces felony charges for allegedly using her client's credit cards to make personal purchases. Amanda Raney is charged with fradulent use of a credit ...Read More
    A 34-year man who is a suspect in a commercial burglary case was apprehended by Flippin police after he fled in a vehicle near the Walmart Store in Flippin and then crashed his car near Yellville early Tuesday ...Read More
Highway 62/412 west in Mountain Home is blocked in both directions at this hour following a car versus motorcycle accident. The accident is near Meek's Lumber. The Baxter County 911 office is reporting all lanes of the highway are shutdown as ...Read More
     The Norfork School Board elected new officers and approved a budget at Monday night's regular school board meeting. Superintendent Mike Seay has this report on the meeting. Listen: right-click to ...Read More
      An exciting and colorful road race explodes in Mountain Home next weekend to benefit the Baxter Bomb Squad for their 2014-2015 competition season. The 5-K Color ME FIRST, with a one-mile option, starts Saturday ...Read More
The first degree murder trial of Christina Scroggin, which was recently moved from Baxter to Marion County, has now been set for April 20, 2015, according to an order just filed in the case by Circuit Judge John Putman. The trial will be held in ...Read More
    A Fulton County woman was arrested on charges that she broke into a residence at Horseshoe Bend and stole property. Twenty-seven year old Dana Lee Jensen of Glencoe is charged with the theft of a small four-wheeler, glassware ...Read More
         There are clues of an upcoming exhibit in place at the Donald W. Reynolds Library Serving Baxter County. But inquisitive sleuths must wait until Saturday for the official opening of the "Crime ...Read More
     Bull Shoals residents are invited to a Town Hall meeting on the disbanding of the Bull Shoals Police Department.   The meeting will be held Tuesday evening at 6 at Hoevel-Barnett VFW Post 1341 located at ...Read More
    If you've lost a bicycle in Mountain Home recently, you might want to check with the Mountain Home Police Department. Lieutenant Sam Seamans says the department has a number of abandoned or stolen bicycles that have been ...Read More
     The Gassville City Council will meet in regular session Tuesday evening at 7 at 204 South School Street.   On the meeting's agenda, under new business, is consideration of a millage rate to be assessed in ...Read More
    The Baxter County Planning Board will meet Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the third floor conference room of the courthouse. The meeting is open to the public. WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI ...Read More
    A traffic stop by Flippin police led to the arrest of a woman on felony drug charges. During the course of a stop, a quantity of Schedule II prescription pills for which 35-year old Andrea Vanderstek of Flippin did not ...Read More

     The Yellville-Summit School Board will meet in special session Monday at noon in the Yellville-Summit Administration Building. Board action will be taken to adopt the school system budget, the green house proposal, and ...Read More
     Thousands of people of all ages from communities around the area turned out Saturday to support the Food Bank of North Central Arkansas at its fourth annual "Bridge Bash" in Cotter. Jeff Quick, executive director of the ...Read More
    Salvos have been fired between former Baxter County judge Joe Bodenhamer and incumbent Judge Mickey Pendergrass over whether proper procedures were followed in the sale of county equipment. Bodenhamer alleges that after ...Read More
    A ceremony formally renaming the Mountain Home High School Band Hall the "Robert N. Nelson Band Hall" will be held Tuesday evening at 6 o'clock outside the band hall. A reception to honor Nelson will be held afterwards in the ...Read More
     Members of the Mountain Home Advertising and Promotion Commission have put down roots and are now ready to grow.      At a commission meeting last week, members discussed ways that the group ...Read More
     The Arkansas State University - Mountain Home (ASU-MH) Gaston Lecture Series kicks off Tuesday, September 23rd, with professional actor and scholar Derek Evans presenting "Theodore Roosevelt: The Man in the Arena". The ...Read More
     The Flippin School Board is scheduled to meet in regular session Monday evening in the administration building.   On the meeting's agenda are election of officers, the annual report to the public, Arkansas ...Read More
     University of Mississippi School of Law Adjunct Professor Jim Carroll will teach the ASU-MH Community Education class "The Impact and Legacy of the Presidents Upon the Constitution" this fall. The first class starts ...Read More
    An Izard County man, 48-year old Jimmy Vernon of Sage, died when the pickup truck he was driving crossed the centerline on State Highway 58 and struck another vehicle head-on Saturday. Arkansas State Police say the fatal ...Read More
     The Izard County sheriff's Department has issued public notice that a level 3 sex offender, 48 year old Mark Allen Benford, has moved to 712 Dream Riders Road in Melbourne. A level 3 offender, according to Izard County ...Read More
     The winners from Cattle and Horse Divisions at this year's Baxter County Fair have been announced by Baxter County Extension Agent Mark Keaton.    Listen: right-click to download ...Read More
      With no discussion and a unanimous vote, the Mountain Home School Board approved a budget for slightly more than $35 million budget for the 2014-2015 school year during its regular meeting this ...Read More
     The Calico Rock Museum Foundation recently accepted a $50,000 gift in memory of F. Stowe Easton. This is the single largest gift in the history of the foundation. It will be used to begin an endowment for the Calico Rock ...Read More
    Ozark Opportunities, Incorporated is closing its summer cooling program effective Wednesday, according to county outreach worker Susan Phelan. She said no applications will be taken after that ...Read More
     Liz Gamelin, owner of Mountain Home Pottery, will lead a six-week basic pottery course through Arkansas State University-Mountain Home (ASU-MH) Community Education. The course will be held for six weeks on Tuesday ...Read More
     Farson Usrey, Aquatic Ecologist with Buffalo National River will present information on monitoring of bacteria of Big Creek and Buffalo National River on Tuesday at the Boone County Library in Harrison. The program will ...Read More
         The 2014 Marion County Fair Pageant was held recently in Flippin where Alysa Due was crowned Miss Marion County Fair Queen. Due is the daughter of Tiffany and Charles ...Read More
   The Marion County Fair and Livestock Show Board will meet Monday at 6:30 in the upstairs of the community building at the fairgrounds. Board members will be dicussing upcoming events scheduled at the fairgrounds in ...Read More
     The Cotter City Council will hold a workshop meeting at 5:30 p.m., Monday in the council chambers at Cotter City Hall.      The meeting is open to the public. WebReadyTM Powered by ...Read More
    The Out House Races are one of the highlights Saturday as the 54th Annual Hootin' an Hollarin' Festival completes a three-day run in Gainesville. Admission to the festival, which is one of the oldest of its kind, is free and ...Read More
    Governor Mike Beebe delivers a weekly radio address broadcast on many state radio stations including KTLO and Classic Hits 101.7 and this week's topic is the FIRST organization and the Baxter Bomb Squad from Mountain Home ...Read More
     A number of plea changes resulted in prison and probation sentences being handed down during a session of Baxter County Circuit Court Thursday.      Jessie Moore of Mountain Home was sentenced to ...Read More
     A beautiful Saturday, with sunny skies and temperatures in the 80's is forecast for the 4th annual Bridge Bash in Cotter at Big Spring Park.   The event, sponsored by the Food Bank of North Central ...Read More
     Baxter County jurors should not report for duty on Monday, according to County and Circuit Clerk Canda Reese. Reese says the next day jurors should report is Monday, October 6th. WebReadyTM Powered by ...Read More
     A blow torch was used in lieu of scissors for a special ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday. Arkansas State University-Mountain Home formally opened its new technical education center in the former Ultimate Buick-GMC ...Read More
     Richard Garrett House of Mountain Home changed his plea to guilty to charges of domestic battery related to the abuse of a child during a session of Baxter County Circuit Court Thursday and is scheduled to be sentenced ...Read More
     A Mountain Home woman was arrested on felony drug charges following a routine traffic stop by a Baxter County Sheriff's Department deputy. Twenty-three year old Kyla Lani May was charged with possession of a controlled ...Read More
     North Arkansas Regional Medical Center in Harrison is restricting visitors ages 16 years and younger due to a highly contagious virus that is making its way across the United States, and sending kids to the emergency ...Read More
    It's day two at the annual Hootin' an Hollarin' Festival in Gainesville and a full line-up of activities are planned. It's the 54th year for Hootin' an Hollarin', making it one of the oldest festivals of its kind. The ...Read More
     Mountain Home High School Career Academy senior Noah Nelson has been named 2015 National Merit Scholarship Competition semifinalist.   Nelson, the son of Tim and Kristi Nelson, is one of 16,000 semifinalist ...Read More
     Arkansas State University - Mountain Home (ASU-MH) is accepting applications for the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)/Paramedic to Registered Nursing program. Applicants must hold a current, unencumbered Arkansas LPN ...Read More
     The regular meeting of the Cotter School Board has been changed to Friday, September 26 at 6 p.m. in the high school library. WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI ...Read More