March 1, 2017
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     Several years after Ford Motor Company was founded, the Model T hit the market in 1908. It captured what Henry Ford wanted for the everyday American – an affordable, reliable and efficient ...Read More
     A Viola man was killed in a one-vehicle accident Friday afternoon in Fulton County. According to the Arkansas State Police, 85-year-old Jearl Ford died as a result of the accident nearly five miles north of ...Read More
     Sheena Wainscott of Mountain Home was sentenced to three years in prison after admitting that she had violated the terms and conditions of her probation in three cases that had been filed against her in the past during a ...Read More
     The National FFA Organization has been celebrating National FFA Week giving its members an opportunity to educate the public about agriculture. The Mountain Home High School chapter has taken part in the celebration ...Read More
    Cotter High School Art Teacher Megan Benham has designed an updated look to the City’s “Welcome to Cotter” sign near Memory Lane. Thursday night Cotter City Council agreed to proceed with the new design. ...Read More
     Baxter County Jurors do not need to report Monday. Baxter County and Circuit Clerk Canda Reese says service for the current term of the jury pool is concluded and thanks jurors for their ...Read More
     Mountain Home police arrested a local man on a traffic violation Thursday after observing him switch seats with a female passenger while stopped at a red light. Mountain Home Police Chief Carry Manuel says 27 year old ...Read More
     A Mountain Home man with outstanding arrest warrants now faces felony charges following his arrest Thursday by Mountain Home Police during a stop for a traffic violation. Mountain Home Police Chief Carry Manuel says 36 ...Read More
     The Boone County Sheriff is notifying the public of a Level 3 registered sex offender residing in the county. The sheriff says Daren Dyess has moved to a residence on Arkansas Highway 7 North near South Lead ...Read More
      A concerned local listener of KTLO, Classic Hits 101.7 and The Boot called the station Friday to warn area residents of the newest phone scam circulating. He says he received a call from a Jennifer White with ...Read More
     The Baxter Bomb Squad revealed their Season 2017 Robot, Spectre, to the public Thursday night at a VIP dinner and public demonstration held at The Vada Sheid Development Center on the campus of ASU-Mountain Home. ...Read More
     Jana Brigman of Gamaliel pled guilty to a number of charges that have been filed against her in the past two years and was sentenced to 10 years probation and 90 days in one of the Community Corrections Centers in the state during a session of Baxter ...Read More
     Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery says an arrest has been made following an investigation into the theft of an Xbox 1 gaming device in early January. The sheriff says 26 year old Aaron Ray Ashworth of rural Mountain ...Read More
     A number of ordinances were tabled during the most recent Gassville City Council meeting in order to discuss future plans, four years in the making, for the City's sewer system. Improvements are finally on the way, ...Read More
     Two Pocahantas residents have been arrested in Horseshoe Bend on multiple felony drug charges after fleeing from Izard County sheriff's deputies. Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence says 29 year old Charles Allen Tharp ...Read More
     The Donald W. Reynolds Library will be hosting tea with Miss Arkansas Saturday afternoon from noon until 2 at the library.      Miss Arkansas, Savannah Skidmore, is a current student at the ...Read More
     Two Baxter County residents were arrested on felony drug charges Wednesday afternoon during a probation check at a residence near Midway. Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery says 45 year old Mikel Blaine Short and 28 ...Read More
The Arkansas Supreme Court has struck down a city's ordinance banning discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, but it stopped short of saying whether a state law aimed at prohibiting local LGBT protections is constitutional. ...Read More
     A structure fire Sunday evening at 2252 County Road 99 is suspicious, says Baxter County Sheriff's Department Criminal Investigator Sergeant Brad Hurst, and is being investigated as an arson. The Clarkridge Volunteer Fire Department responded ...Read More
The Donald W. Reynolds library recently announced the 2017 artists for the local Art Odyssey. The Art Odyssey tour offers an opportunity to visit the working studios of these artists, located in the Twin Lakes area, to see them at work and browse ...Read More
    (AP) - A House committee has endorsed an effort to ask voters next year to put a voter ID requirement in Arkansas' constitution.     The House State Agencies and Governmental Affairs Committee on ...Read More
     The Mountain Home Baxter Bomb Squad will reveal their new robot for the 2017 FIRST Robotics Challenge competition Thursday night at The Vada Sheid Community Development Center on the campus of ASU-Mountain Home. The ...Read More
           (AP) - The National Rifle Association is dropping its support of House Bill 1249, the proposal to allow concealed handguns on Arkansas college campuses, after it was amended and limited to ...Read More
      (AP) - The Arkansas House of Representatives, by a vote of 81 to four, has passed House Bill 1539 requiring the state's high school students to pass the U.S. naturalization test in order to receive their diploma. ...Read More
   The Marion County Planning Board will meet Thursday evening at 6 in the Marion County Court Complex Building.     WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI ...Read More
     The Cotter City Council will meet in regular session Thursday evening at 6 at Cotter City Hall. Items on the meeting's agenda include reports from public works, the fire department, police department, building permits ...Read More
     The Bull Shoals City Council scheduled its regular February session for Thursday evening. Old business items on the agenda include archive social, cloud storage, an attorney at the meeting and an AACP resolution. New ...Read More
     The Marion County Election Commission will meet Thursday afternoon at 1 at the Marion County Courthouse Annex. The meeting's agenda will include discussion of the appropriation of monies for the new voting ...Read More
     The Ozark Mountain Regional Public Water Authority is reporting several member water systems are not paying their share of legal costs. According to the Harrison Daily Times, the authority held its quarterly board ...Read More
     Marion County jurors do not need to report for duty Thursday. According to Marion County and Circuit Clerk Dawn Moffet, the next date jurors will need to report is next Thursday, March ...Read More
     (AP) - All local Arkansas lawmakers in the Senate and House have approved House Bill 1273 that would effectively block a push for a satanic monument at the state Capitol.      The Senate on ...Read More
    A number of people were sentenced to probation during a session of Baxter County Circuit Court Thursday.     40-year-old Jacob Kratochvil of Mountain Home was ordered to spend 12 months in one of the ...Read More
     Judge John Putman found William Joshua Lewis not guilty on drug-related and firearms charges during a bench trial in Baxter County Circuit Court Tuesday.      Lewis is currently an inmate at the ...Read More
     In a 21 to ten vote last week Senator Missy Irvin's proposed constitutional amendment, SJR8 to create reforms in the Arkansas civil justice system, has passed and now heads to the House. According to Irvin, Arkansas ...Read More
    The Humane Society of North Central Arkansas announced Tuesday they have received a $5,000 grant for veterinarian services for fixed income families with pets. The grant comes from the Banfield Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit ...Read More
     The Bull Shoals Planning and Zoning Commission will meet Wednesday evening at 6:00 in Bull Shoals City Hall.     WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI ...Read More
     A Mountain View woman, 34-year-old Kristen Danette Walls, was arrested Sunday after she led Stone County Deputies on a chase with a 10-year-old child in the car. She was eventually stopped and arrested on multiple charges ...Read More
   A Mountain Home man, 38-year-old Jason Chorba, was arrested by Mountain Home Police Monday on felony theft of property and breaking or entering after an investigation into a stolen vehicle attempt, and a separate stolen vehicle, ...Read More
     A Viola man, 26-year-old Tyler Joe Wheeler, who has had multiple run-ins with the law related to drugs and theft dating back to 2012 and is currently on parole, was arrested again Wednesday by Mountain Home Police on drug ...Read More
     The Senate Education Committee recently advanced legislation which would enable more students to qualify for the Arkansas Lottery Scholarship. Under current law students who do not score a 19 on the ACT standardized test ...Read More
    Two men were given prison time during a session of Baxter County Circuit Court Thursday.     Michael Andrews, who is already an inmate in the Brickeys Unit of the state prison system on an earlier ...Read More
    Derrick Michael Vostatek of Mountain Home was given 12 months in one of the Community Corrections Center in the state and 10 years probation following his guilty plea on charges including commercial burglary, theft of property ...Read More
     The Gassville City Council will meet in regular session Tuesday evening at 6:30 at 204 South School Street in Gassville.      Items on the meeting's agenda include, under unfinished business, an ...Read More
     The Flippin City Council will meet in regular session Tuesday evening at 6 at the Flippin Public Schools central office. Items on the meeting's agenda include a resolution for destruction of city records and a resolution ...Read More
     The Marion County Library board of directors will hold a special meeting Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 in the library to discuss personnel issues.     WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI ...Read More
     Donald W. Reynolds Library is offering a Scholarship Prep workshop for area teens on Tuesday afternoon from 4-5. Students, grades 9-12, will learn how to search and apply for funding, write scholarship essays, strengthen ...Read More
     The Marion Co. Library will host their monthly Movie Madness Tuesday afternoon at 4. This month's action packed movie is rated PG-13. The library will be open until 7 p.m. Tuesday ...Read More
     Several law enforcement agencies were searching for a burglary suspect in the Henderson area. A post from the Baxter County Sheriff's Facebook says 35-year-old Travis Wayde Smith, whose last known address was Marianna, ...Read More
     Students from the Pinkston Middle School Bomb Squad Special Unit robotics team traveled to Wyoming where they claimed the title of Wyoming State FIRST Technical Challenge Champions Saturday. Meredith Novak, President of ...Read More
     Members of the Mountain Home High School Band traveled to Hot Springs over the weekend where they participated in All State Band competition. Band Director Tom Chentnik has the ...Read More
     Gassville City Hall will be closed Monday in observance of the Presidents' Day Holiday. The city hall will reopen Tuesday for regular business hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.      For police or ...Read More
     The Norfork School Board will meet in regular session Monday evening at 5 in the administration building. Item's on the meeting's agenda include reports, a presentation from the Junior Beta team; discussion of a milage ...Read More
     The Yellville Summit school board will meet in regular session this evening at 5 at the administrative building. Item's on the meeting's agenda include budget and financial reports, the principals report and an update ...Read More
     Two Mountain Home High School Seniors, Anna Fisher and Hunt Nosari, have been named National Merit Scholarship Finalists. They are among the 15,000 students from around the United States who will be competing for one of ...Read More
          During an appearance in Baxter County Circuit Court Thursday, Dwayne Thompson entered a not guilty plea to charges contained in the ninth felony case to be filed against the Mountain Home man ...Read More
               Ashley Wensel of Mountain Home, who is charged with stabbing her sister and injuring her cousin when they attempted to stop her from what appeared to be an attempt to ...Read More
     A Mountain Home man died Sunday morning from gun shot wounds by police who were fired upon when responding to a call of breaking, entering and assault at a Bull Shoals residence hours earlier. A spokesperson from the ...Read More
Rural Flippin man arrested on child endangerment charges      A rural Flippin man is in the Marion County Jail accused of neglecting three children in his residence. According to Marion County Sheriff Clinton Evans, ...Read More
     The Donald W. Reynolds Library will be closed to celebrate Presidents' Day on Sunday, February 19th and Monday, February 20th.      The regular library hours are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and ...Read More
    Joseph Bermingham of Cotter made yet another appearance in Baxter County Circuit Court Thursday and entered a not guilty plea to charges filed against him in the latest of a string of cases stretching back for a number of ...Read More
      Steven Sanders, Jr., President and General Manager of NATCO Communications, Inc. in Flippin, was recently reappointed to the Arkansas Broadband Council by Speaker of the Arkansas House of Representatives Jeremy ...Read More
     Annie Noblin, an English instructor at Arkansas State University-Mountain Home, recently published her second novel. "Just Fine with Caroline", published by William Morrow Paperbacks for HarperCollins Publishers, tells ...Read More
     Gassville City Hall will be closed Monday in observance of the Presidents' Day Holiday. The city hall will reopen Tuesday for regular business hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.      For police or ...Read More
     A Harrison man accused of killing his estranged wife was arraigned Friday in Boone County Circuit Court. According to the Harrison Daily Times, 36-year-old Matthew Bolen appeared before Judge John Putman through closed ...Read More
     A rural Flippin man is in the Marion County Jail accused of neglecting three children in his residence. According to Marion County Sheriff Clinton Evans, 44-year-old Theodore Lamkin, Jr., was arrested Friday three ...Read More
     Dan Wessels of Flippin, who is charged with making threats directed at a then Circuit Court Judge and a relative who had custody of his daughter, appeared in Baxter County Circuit Court Thursday in an effort to have ...Read More
     Friday marked a milestone in the history of Baxter Regional Medical Center when the first Community Paramedic License was presented to the hospital's community paramedic program by officials with the Arkansas Department ...Read More
     The Mountain Home School Board met in regular session Thursday evening. A major topic brought up at the meeting is Senate Bill 298, sponsored by District 34's Jane English, which would discontinue declining enrollment ...Read More
     The Mountain Home City Council addressed zoning at their Thursday night meeting with City Clerk Brian Plumlee serving as mayor pro tem for Mayor Joe Dillard who was out of town. Also absent from the meeting were council ...Read More
     Two Mountain Home men are being held in the Baxter County jail on multiple felony charges following their separate arrests by Mountain Home Police, the Arkansas State Police and the 14th Judicial District Drug Task Force. ...Read More
     Baxter County jurors do not need to report for duty Tuesday morning. According to Baxter County Clerk Canda Reese, the trial scheduled to begin was converted into a bench trial. ...Read More
     The National Forest Service is conducting three prescribed burns in the area Friday. The largest burn will be in Searcy County near Tilly affecting nearly 1000 acres in the Big Piney Ranger District. Another burn will ...Read More
     A Boone County man, 62-year-old Billy Ray Evans, was arrested Tuesday after allegedly shooting at a family member as they were driving down Norvell Drive in Harrison. The victim was not injured in the shooting but bullet ...Read More
     The Mountain Home Education Foundation, which supports educational programs for both students and staff of the Mountain Home School District, received a $13,000 grant contribution from the Rotary Club of Mountain Home ...Read More
     The Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday endorsed House Bill 1249, requiring colleges and universities to allow concealed handguns on campus, by a vote of 21 to 10. All local Senators Scott Flippo, Missy Irvin and ...Read More
     Bakersfield High School National Honor Society students have organized a pie auction, to be held for the daughter of a 2012 Bakersfield alumni, Friday night at 6:00 in the evening at the Jerry Taylor Gymnasium. The ...Read More
   The Donald W. Reynolds Library Serving Baxter County will host an Anime Club for teens on Fridays from 3 to 5. The club offers a forum for teens interested in Japanese Anime, Manga and cosplay to share and network. Any teen from 7th ...Read More