April 24, 2014
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Past Weeks :  

     A rural Mountain Home man is in critical condition in the burn unit of a Springfield hospital after a brush fire accident at his home Friday afternoon.   Seventy-eight year old Paul Stewart of 35 ...Read More

     The Mountain Home Business and Professional Women's 35th Annual Omelet Brunch is today from 8 a.m. until noon at the American Legion Hall at 717 Market Street.
     Tickets are $5 for ...Read More

     The public is invited to the Confederate Memorial Day ceremony and dedication of the Civil War Marker Saturday in Mountain Home.
     The Confederate Memorial Day ceremony will take place ...Read More

     The AARP Driver Safety program will be taught for the first time in six years in Marion County when it's offered Monday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.   The class will be held at the First Presbyterian Church in ...Read More

     A wildlife habitat restoration project in Newton and Searcy counties is among six finalists for the 2014 Arkansas Environmental Stewardship Award. The winner will be announced later this month as part of Earth Week ...Read More

     Prosecutors say they will retry 47 year old Dennis Woodward for the January 2012 murder of a Caulfield woman after a jury in Rolla deadlocked and a mistrial was declared recently. Woodward and his girlfriend, 43-year ...Read More

     Two West Plains residents who were passengers in a vehicle driven by a Springfield man were injured in a one vehicle accident in Dade County.   A report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol says 22 ...Read More

     The Yellville Summit School Board has announced the resignation of school board member Doug Mears.   In his resignation letter Mears said changes in his job status prevent him from fulfilling his duties ...Read More

     The eighteen dogs and seven cats found living in filth Thursday by deputies of the Baxter County Sheriff were found to be in good condition and remain in the rural Baxter County house where they were ...Read More


     If you're a member of the Baxter County Circuit Court jury panel, you'll want to know jurors do not need to report for duty on Monday. County and Circuit Court Clerk Canda Reese says the next date jurors will ...Read More

     A Willow Springs man was seriously injured following a two vehicle crash north of Missouri Highway 76 in Douglas County Thursday. A report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol says 58 year old Lloyd E. Ebert was ...Read More

     During its regular meeting Thursday, the Mountain Home City Council approved continuing the process that could result in the replacement of the existing 7,500 residential and commercial water meters throughout the ...Read More

     The Mountain Home School Board covered a lot of ground during its four and a half hour monthly meeting Thursday night. With all members present, board action included approving an application by Pinkston Middle ...Read More

     The city of Bull Shoals has a new police chief after the city's previous chief, Daniel Sutterfield was placed on administrative leave.
     Bull Shoals Mayor Bruce Powell says he ...Read More

     Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery is notifying the public of a level three registered sex offender residing in Baxter County.   The sheriff says 43 year old Eddie Wayne Patteson, also known as Eddie ...Read More

     A candidate's night, hosted by the Promise Land Area Community Association, will be held Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Promise Land Community Center. Candidates for Marion and Baxter counties, as well as state district ...Read More

     A Springfield man escaped with minor injuries following a two vehicle head-on collision west of West Plains Wednesday.   A report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol says 27 year old Dallas Clary was ...Read More

     Local fourth, fifth and sixth grade children are invited to a special Tween Spring Event at the Donald W. Reynolds Library serving Baxter County Saturday afternoon from 2 to 3.   Participants will make ...Read More

     One of this area's oldest fundraisers, the Mountain Home Business and Professional Women's 35th Annual Omelet Brunch, will be held Saturday from 8 a.m. until noon at the American Legion Hall at 717 Market ...Read More

     One injury has been reported in a two vehicle hit and run accident in Mountain Home Thursday afternoon.   The accident, at the intersection of 9th Street and U. S. Highway 62 in front of the Baxter ...Read More

     An 81 year old Oakland man was pulled to safety from Bull Shoals Lake Thursday by a Missouri couple after treading water for nearly a half hour.   Oakland Promise Land Fire Chief Lucy Soltysik says ...Read More

     Residents of north central Arkansas may notice some smoke in the air Thursday as the U.S. Forest Service conducts a prescribed burn of 3,290 acres in the Fifty-Six area of Stone County. A prescribed burn, according to ...Read More

   Baxter County Road 63 which passes under the Highway 5 bridge at Norfork will be closed to thru traffic Friday, according to Baxter County Road and Bridge Superintendent Christopher Huett. Huett said they were informed the road ...Read More

     A Baxter County sex offender who moved to Arizona without notifying Baxter County authorities has been arrested and returned to face charges locally. Sixty-two year old Robert Camilli was booked into the Baxter County ...Read More

    
     Mountain Home police who were involved in the crackdown on texting while driving enforcement campaign which ended Tuesday wrote five tickets for that offense. Sergeant Bryan Corbett says ...Read More


     Heroic efforts by a Lone Rock man who used buckets of water to try to extinguish a fire that threatened his family's residence on Baxter County Road 72 last night prevented the structure from being destroyed. ...Read More

    A purchase of drugs by a confidential informant has led to the arrest of a 28-year old Norfork woman. Twenty-eight year old Sarah Marie Lynn was arrested on a felony counts of delivery of a controlled substance, ...Read More

     Two West Plains residents sustained minor injuries in a two vehicle accident in Howell County.   A report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol says the driver of the vehicle 45 year old Melissa G. ...Read More

     Two Izard County men are behind bars on felony drug charges.   Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence says 50 year old James N. Leis of Franklin is charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession ...Read More

     Two teams of sixth and seventh grade students from Pinkston Middle School are headed to the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals in May. The teams recently won first place in regional and state competitions. The Mountain ...Read More

     The hard work done by radio dispatchers who link those in need with those who respond to emergencies is being observed locally this week. This is National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week and Jim Sierzchula, ...Read More

     The Mountain Home City Council and a number of school boards in the Twin Lakes Area have regular meetings set for Thursday night.
     The Mountain Home City Council will deal with four ...Read More

     The public can celebrate the arrival of Spring during the Ozark Wildflower Weekend Friday through Sunday at the Bull Shoals-White River State Park.
     During the event, the public can ...Read More

     The city of Salesville will hold their second annual Easter Egg Hunt Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Salesville Community Building.   Children ages 2 to 11 within the Norfork Area School District and ...Read More

     A Norwood, Missouri man has died from injuries he sustained in a one vehicle accident. A report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol says 21 year old Christoper P. Boyd was pronounced dead Tuesday afternoon at Cox ...Read More

     Twin Lakes Area residents may notice some smoke in the air Wednesday as a result of prescribed burns being conducted in the Ozark-St. Francis Naional Forests.
     A total of 1,000 acres ...Read More

     Members of the Marion County Circuit Court jury panel do not need to report for duty Thursday, according to County and Circuit Clerk Dee Carleton. She said the next date jurors need to report is Friday at 9 ...Read More

     A Mountain Home woman has been arrested on felony charges of theft following an investigation by the Baxter County Sheriff into the report of a stolen ring found at a local pawn shop.   Baxter County ...Read More

     Mountain Home Junior High School and Pinkston Middle School are among 206 public schools in Arkansas recognized as high performing schools through the Arkansas School Recognition and Reward Program, a program ...Read More

     A former Forsyth High School science teacher faces allegations of having sex as well as other lewd behavior with students.
     According to the Forsyth School District, 27-year-old ...Read More

     As part of the Arkansas Sesquicentennial Civil War Celebration, a marker, commemorating a skirmish between Confederate and Union soldiers near Mountain Home, will be dedicated Saturday ...Read More

     The Mountain Home Chamber of Commerce office will open on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. beginning April 26.   Members of the current elected board of directors of the chamber will take turns greeting ...Read More

     Members of the Mortuary Science Club at ASU-Mountain Home recently traveled to Sprigfield to tour a number of funeral homes. Club members toured the Si Funeral Services/Wilbert Vault Company, the Gorman-Scharpf ...Read More

     A Gainesville man was ticketed for texting while driving after the vehicle he was driving ran off Highway 5 North just south of Cannie Baker Road Monday and traveled 150 yards down a ditch line before coming to a ...Read More

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) _ A southwest Missouri man has admitted that he owned hundreds of images of child pornography.
Fifty-three-year-old James Harrison of West Plains pleaded guilty Monday to receiving and distributing child pornography ...Read More

     A Mountain Grove, Missouri man pleaded guilty for his part in the murder of an Ozark County man and was sentenced in Ozark County Circuit Court on Monday. Thirty-four year old Wayne Overby pleaded guilty to second ...Read More

     Two Forsyth residents sustained minor injuries in a one vehicle accident Sunday evening in Taney County.   A report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol says the driver of the vehicle, 47 year old ...Read More

     A $19,370 grant allocated by the Arkansas Legislature will enable Arkansas State University--Mountain Home to purchase aluminum welding machines to expand its welding program and to work with Ranger Boats in helping ...Read More

     The Lakeview City Council will meet in regular session on Tuesday at 6 at the Lloyd Travis Municipal Center.
     New business on the council's agenda is to establish a fine collection ...Read More

     There are still spaces available but forest visitors are urged to act quickly to reserve space for the Ozark-St. Francis National Forests 53rd Annual Spring Color Tour set for Friday in ...Read More

     The Gassville City Council will meet in regular session Tuesday evening at 7 at 204 South School Street in Gassville.   Items on the meeting's agenda under new business are a ordinance naming the party ...Read More

     The Marion County Personnel Committee will meet Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Marion County Court Annex Building. Commitee Chairman Mike Scrima said the purpose of the meeting will be to review the current Marion County ...Read More

     Baxter County residents will have an opportunity to learn more about county government and meet elected officials at the second annual Baxter County Government Day Open House Thursday evening from 4 to ...Read More

    Local astronomers and armature star gazers who have been looking forward to the total lunar eclipse Monday night may get a chance to see the rare event after all as Twin Lakes Area skies are expected to clear after ...Read More

     The freeze predicted for tonight, which could set a record low for the Twin Lakes Area, has local gardeners concerned for blooming plants, shrubs and early vegetable plants.   Vicki Garner, host of ...Read More

     Baxter County jurors do not need to report for duty Tuesday, April 15, according to Baxter County Clerk Canda Reese.   The next date jurors do need to report is Monday, April 21 at 9 a.m. at the courts ...Read More

     The historic hotel in Howell County was destroyed by fire Saturday.   A spokesperson for the Pumpkin Center Fire Department says the five story, 48 room Pinebrook Inn located in Siloam Springs, was ...Read More

     The death of a Berryville man whose body was found in Taney County by Baxter County searchers has been ruled a drowning, according to a report from KY3 television. The body of 28-year old Gary Slater was found in ...Read More

    A freeze warning has been issued for north central Arkansas for early Tuesday morning meaning gardeners will need to cover any tender vegetation or new plants to keep them from being damaged.
Emily Nipper, a ...Read More

    Two men were injured in an ATV accident that occurred on State Highway 395 north of Salem Saturday night. The driver, 43-year old Timothy Lee Miller of Salem, was flown by air ambulance to a Missouri hospital and a ...Read More

     Baxter Regional Medical Center has been ranked as one of the state's most affordable hospitals by a well-known consumer healthcare website. NerdWallet Health ranks Baxter Regional third on its list of Arkansas's top ...Read More

     The Trout Nature Center Task Force is a group of fishing experts working on the development of the Trout Nature Center, to be housed on the Arkansas State University-Mountain Home campus.   Each year ...Read More

     The Mountain Home City Council's Water and Wastewater Committee will ask for full council approval to move forward on a proposed $3.5 million dollar bond to replace water meters throughout the city when the City ...Read More

     A program on Women's Cancers will be presented Tuesday afternoon from 12:30 to 1:30 at the Mruk Family Education Center on Aging.   The free program, for women of all ages, will be presented by ...Read More

     The public is invited to a birthday party tomorrow at the Donald W. Reynolds Library Serving Baxter County. The party will celebrate the Library's birthday and honor the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation's gift which ...Read More

     The sunshine and warm temperatures from Saturday will give way to a stormy Sunday. There is a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms this morning with winds increasing throughout the day. ...Read More

     The Mountain Home Planning Commission will meet in regular session Monday afternoon at 1 in the council chamber of the municipal building.   Items on the agenda under new business include a request for ...Read More

     The annual City of Mountain Home Spring Clean Up will be begin Monday and run through Friday.   Items for pick up by Methvin Sanitation need to be curb side by 6 a.m. of the regular pick up day at the ...Read More

     Scholarships were recently awarded to 18 area young women from the Teen Girls Go to College 2014 program. The event was held at Arkansas State University - Mountain Home in partnership with the Schliemann Center for ...Read More

     Baxter County jurors do not need to report for duty Monday, April 14, according to Baxter County Clerk Canda Reese.   The next date jurors do need to report is Tuesday, April 15 at 9 a.m. at the courts ...Read More

     The public is invited to a Birthday Party at the Donald W. Reynolds Library service Baxter County which will kick off National Library Week from April 13 through April 19.   Festivities begin at noon ...Read More

     The Marion County Fair and Livestock Show Board will meet on Monday, April 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the Court Room Annex in Yellville. The meeting is open to the public.

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     Authorities say a man was killed in a head-on collision in Searcy County.
     Arkansas State Police say the wreck happened Saturday morning on Highway 14 just west of Big Flat. ...Read More

     Fifty three Mountain Home High School students, accompanied by five German G.A.P.P. students, recently competed at the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) State Leadership Conference in Little Rock. The MHHS ...Read More

     Three Mountain Home residents were among those appointed this week by Governor Mike Beebe to state boards and commissions. They were among 35 appointments made by the governor.
     Steve ...Read More

     A Fayetteville man is behind bars on felony charges of theft, after a Baxter County resident spotted his antique car being towed by the suspect and confronted him.   Baxter County Sheriff John ...Read More

     Renovations to the former Walmart building at 725 Highway 62 East in Mountain Home to accommodate the new Hobby Lobby store are underway and Hobby Lobby is beginning the early steps in the process of hiring 40 to 60 ...Read More

     The Annual Egg Hunt sponsored by the Junior Auxiliary of Mountain Home is Saturday at 11 a.m. sharp to be followed by the Spring Carnival sponsored by the L. C. Sammons Youth ...Read More

     A Mountain Home man, 82 year old Gustav L. Carlson, was uninjured in a two vehicle accident Thursday in Taney County.   A report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol says the driver of the second ...Read More

     Arkansas State University-Mountain Home nursing students were recently surprised with $500 scholarships or medical supplies for nursing kits. Dr. Robin Myers, ASU-MH Chancellor, told the students that these ...Read More

     The annual "Go Hog Wild" bar-b-que fundraiser benefiting the Cotter Gassville Rural Fire Department will be held Saturday from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the fire station located on Denton Ferry Road and Baxter County ...Read More

    An Elizabeth woman, 42 year old Melissa L. Lewis, was injured Thursday and a one vehicle roll over accident in Henderson.   Deputy Tracy Munson of the Baxter County Sheriff's Department says Lewis was ...Read More

     Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery is advising the public of a registered sex offender residing in Baxter County who has received a risk assessment classification from the State of Arkansas.   The ...Read More

     Baxter County jurors do not need to report for duty Monday, April 14, according to Baxter County Clerk Canda Reese.   The next date jurors do need to report is Tuesday, April 15 at 9 a.m. at the courts ...Read More

     The body of a missing Berryville man was found near Kissee Mills Thursday by Lt. Rick Lucy from the Baxter County Sheriff's Department and Benny Magness, pilot of the sheriff's department ...Read More

     Michael Coplen was given an eight year prison sentence during a session of Baxter County Circuit Court Thursday after pleading guilty to a number of charges stemming from an incident in October last year when Coplen ...Read More

     Fifty-one year old Donald Wayne Patterson of Cave City was arrested on hot check charges out of Baxter County for allegedly issuing two banks drafts for which there were insufficient funds. Patterson signed two drafts ...Read More

     The Baxter Regional Hospital Foundation celebrated their 25th anniversary at their annual donor banquet Thursday night at The Vada Sheid Community Development Center on the campus of Arkansas State University in ...Read More

     Car crashes are one of the leading causes of death to children in the United States with an average of 679 youngsters killed annually. Mountain Home police say the best way to protect your child is to make sure they ...Read More

     A Calico Rock man was released from the Izard County jail after appearing before Judge David E. Miller on felony charges of theft.   Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence says 63 year old Russell M. ...Read More

     It will be an evening of Elvis music, dancing and stories from Graceland when ASU-Mountain Home and Arvest Bank present An Evening With Elvis on Saturday. Argo, a DJ for Elvis Radio, will provide entertainment ...Read More

     Volunteers are needed to join the Friends of the Northfork and White Rivers tree planting project on Saturday morning at 8:30. Participants will assist with laying out a planting grid, digging holes, and planting ...Read More