August 26, 2016
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Rain: 7am to 7am: .00"  Month: 6.51”  Year: 39.65"  |  Recorded temps:  High: 91 Low: 74
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     An Izard County man was captured Thursday after running from law enforcement for several days. According to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence, deputies arrested 26-year-old Chance Lee McCurley of Melbourne without ...Read More
     Despite the rain, the annual Bomberfest was held Friday night at Mountain Home High School, and it included the KTLO BBQ Cookoff Challenge.      The cookoff winners were the Soul Shakes led by ...Read More
     The Mountain Home Fire Department was on the scene Friday night of a house fire near Big Creek Golf and Country Club. According to a report from Fire Captain Kris Quick, the entire house on Town Park Avenue was damaged ...Read More
     An Izard County woman was arrested last week on accusations of identity theft. Sheriff Tate Lawrence says 55-year-old Genena Snyder, also known as Genena Johnson and Genena Adams, of Oxford is in the Izard County ...Read More
     The 14th Judicial Circuit Prosecuting Attorney has a new office in Harrison. The Harrison Daily Times reports it's located in the Boone County Election Center, and it has several ...Read More
     The Cotter School Board met in regular session Thursday evening. Superintendent Chad Harp has the report. Listen: right-click to download ...Read More
     A rural Mountain Home woman has been arrested on forgery charges. According to Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery, 38-year-old Carrie A. Toth has been charged with five Class C felony counts of Second-Degree Forgery ...Read More
     The deadline has passed for candidates for city positions to file in Arkansas. A couple of races have developed in Cotter, and Bull Shoals also picked up another race.      John Beu will run ...Read More
     The double lane closures are coming to an end on Bull Shoals Dam. According to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the dam was opened to through traffic as of 2:30 Friday afternoon. One lane will remain closed through ...Read More
 A Calico Rock man is being held in the Baxter County Detention Center for theft of an all terrain vehicle as well as changing the vehicle's VIN ...Read More
         WEST PLAINS, Mo. (AP) - Authorities have identified a woman whose remains were found earlier this week in southwest Missouri.      West Plains Police Department ...Read More
     Mountain Home High School is wrapping up its first week of classes with its annual Bomberfest. The event sponsored by First Security Bank will begin activities Friday evening at five, and the night will end with two of ...Read More
        Mountain Home High School's Bomb Squad returned from China earlier this week, claiming 10th place in the China Robotics Challenge. Superintendent of Mountain Home Schools, Dr. Jake Long, said one ...Read More
         The Annual Underwater Treasure Hunt to be held at Sand Island on Lake Norfork Saturday has raised thousands of dollars over the years in support of St. Jude Children's Hospital. Denise Webber ...Read More
               The North Arkansas Youth Center in Cotter recently received a generous donation from a local man. Steve Dewey of Twin Lakes Plumbing could see the drinking ...Read More
     Thursday's nearly 90-minute session of the Mountain Home School Board ended with an executive session for personnel matters. Matt Sharp has the details. Listen: right-click to download ...Read More
     The filing deadline for municipal positions in Arkansas is less than 24 away, and Baxter and Marion Counties combined for 17 filings on Thursday.      In Baxter County, Rick Pierce will seek ...Read More
     The Marion County Circuit Court jury panel will not need to report for duty Friday. According to Marion County Clerk Dee Carleton, the next dates jurors will need to report are September 6th, 8th, 9th and ...Read More
     An Ozark County woman suffered moderate injuries from a two-car accident Wednesday in Wright County. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 76-year-old Ruth Lewis-Long of Gainesville was transported by ...Read More
     A Twin Lakes Area school district was recognized by the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance for its efforts to end hunger in the Natural State. Cotter Public Schools were given the 2015 Spirit of Arkansas Food Drive ...Read More
     The Mountain Home School Board will meet in regular session Thursday evening at 6 in the administration building board room. Items on the meeting's agenda include a presentation of the ALE Teacher of the Year, a ...Read More
     The Cotter School Board will meet in regular session Thursday evening at 7 in the administrative building. Items on the meeting's agenda include reports; a presentation from Gary Atkins, CEF; special education budget ...Read More
    Judge Gordon Webb spent part of Wednesday afternoon in a hearing in Marion County Circuit Court attempting to hack away some of the legal entanglements which now surround Nicholas Roos' attempt to obtain post conviction ...Read More
     The deadline to file for city positions in Arkansas is less than 48 hours away, and seven new filings were announced Wednesday in Baxter and Marion Counties. Six are incumbents, and one is running for a seat he was ...Read More
     A special session of the Bull Shoals City Council is scheduled for Thursday evening at six. Aldermen Daryl Lindman, Anna Harper and Phil Friese called the meeting to discuss street bids. The meeting will be held in ...Read More
     The Corps of Engineers will close both lanes of Highway 178 across Bull Shoals Dam from 10:30 a.m. until 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday to install equipment needed to refurbish the tainter gates on Bull Shoals ...Read More
                 Yellville-Summit Public Schools opened their doors to teachers and students Wednesday morning, Superintendent Wes Henderson says the first day couldn't ...Read More
     The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) recently awarded grants to 156 fire departments in the Show Me State, and six are located in Ozark County. According to the Ozark County Times, Lick Creek Valley, ...Read More
     An Izard County man died after a possible drowning during the weekend. According to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence, deputies responded Saturday to a Brockwell residence at the intersection of Highways 9 and 56 ...Read More
         The Gassville City Council met for over an hour Tuesday night with Alderman Tim McFarland absent. Gassville Mayor Jeff Braim said the council began by accepting a street paving bid and ...Read More
     The 2016 Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign goes into effect across the country beginning Wednesday August 17, and local law enforcement agencies will be stepping up their game to ensure roadways are kept clear of ...Read More
         The Sons of Confederate Veterans Arkansas Camp #1519 will honor local law enforcement Thursday morning by providing them with a free breakfast. On July 21, 2016, the Commander-In-Chief of the ...Read More
     The Friends of the Library will hold their quarterly used book sale Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the Donald W. Reynolds Library Serving Baxter County. The book sale hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday and ...Read More
     The meeting of the Personnel Committee of the Baxter County Quorum Court scheduled for Thursday has been canceled, according to Renee Dunagin of the Baxter County Judge's Office. She says the meeting will be rescheduled ...Read More
     The regular meeting of the Northeast Public Water Authority board of directors will be held Thursday afternoon at 1:15 in the water authority office at 66 Florence Drive in Mountain ...Read More
    A West Plains man has been arrested and is being held without bond after authorities say he admitted to killing and dismembering the body of a missing women.     According to Court Documents, 63-year-old ...Read More
     Filings for municipal positions in the November General Election accelerated Tuesday in Baxter County as the Friday noon deadline to file draws near.      Baxter County Clerk Canda Reese ...Read More
     Mountain Home students were welcomed back to the classrooms by teachers, staff and administrators Tuesday. Dr. Jake Long, superintendent of schools, says bus routes went smoothly and classes resumed without any ...Read More
     A Midway man has been charged in the burglary of a local car dealership from where authorities say he stole a 2009 Dodge Avenger.      Arkansas State Police and Baxter County Sheriff's Deputies ...Read More
         Arkansas State University Mountain Home will stay open after hours Tuesday to help those who can't make it during regular business hours register for the fall semester. Christy Keirn, Director ...Read More
    West Plains City Police say a suspect is in jail, and the case of a woman's disappearance has now turned into a death investigation.     Partial remains of the 35-year-old woman was found in a wooded area ...Read More
         A two car accident occurred around 7:30 Tuesday morning at Highway 5 North and Rodeo Drive, according to the Baxter County 911 Office. Traffic is delayed and motorists are urged to use caution ...Read More
     LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A group hoping to develop casinos in three Arkansas counties says it has turned in another 50,000 signatures in its effort to place a constitutional amendment on the Nov. 8 ...Read More
     Eight building permits were issued by the city of Mountain Home during the month of July with a total contracted value of nearly $309,000, according to Roberta Pack from the City of Mountain Home Building Inspection ...Read More
         Joshua Stevens, who listed an address in California when booked into the Baxter County Detention Center in April, pled no contest to charges stemming from an incident at Walmart in which ...Read More
         Baxter Regional Medical Center has announced the appointment of two new members to the Foundation Board of Directors.      Dr. John Neis, a Mountain Home graduate, ...Read More
     The Yellville-Summit School Board will meet in regular session Tuesday evening at 5 in the administration building. Items on the meeting agenda include used school bus purchases, financial interest transaction ...Read More
     Students returned to the classroom across the Twin Lakes Area Monday, including in Cotter, Flippin and Norfork, where school administrators report a smooth start to the school year.      In ...Read More
         The Baxter County Sheriff's Office recently conducted a survey via their web-page in which they asked, what percentage of people in Arkansas' prisons are there because of being convicted of ...Read More
         Two people have been charged in the burglary of the Sweeton Pond Church in Dora and the theft of several items at the church and a nearby cemetery.      Ozark County ...Read More
     The Rotary Club of Mountain Home recently installed their new officers and board for 2016-17. They are (as shown left to right) President Susan Holsted Stockton, President-Elect Jewel Pendergrass, Board members Mark ...Read More
     As another school year begins and students head back to class, more traffic can be seen throughout the Twin Lakes Area. School buses will be back on the road, and motor and pedestrian traffic will have an increase in ...Read More
         Classes begin at Arkansas State University Mountain Home on Monday, August 22, but this week will be dedicated to getting students registered. Christy Keirn, Director of Communications and ...Read More
         Thadeus James McBride of rural Mountain Home, who was charged with firing a handgun in the direction of Baxter County deputies on March 16th, was sentenced to six years probation after ...Read More
     The Lakeview City Council will meet in regualr session Tuesday night at 7 at the Lloyd Travis Municipal Center. Items on the agenda include reports from the police and the building inspector. WebReadyTM Powered by ...Read More
     The next session of the Gassville City Council is scheduled for Tuesday evening at 6:30 in the community center on South School Street. Items on the agenda include consideration for street paving bids, for purchasing a ...Read More
Body found in Norfork Lake Friday morning      A body was reported floating in Norfork Lake near Point 6B at 6:32 Friday morning.           According to Baxter County ...Read More
     As the Twin Lakes Area is expected to see more rain over the next couple of days, the National Weather Service is making citizens in Arkansas and Missouri aware of the possibility of flash flooding. Since seven a.m. ...Read More
           Bobby Don Morris of rural Mountain Home was given 10 years in the Arkansas Department of Correction after pleading guilty to a number of drug-related charges during a session of ...Read More
         Baxter Regional Medical Center honored its annual recipients of the Dr. Robert L. Kerr Annual Medical Student Scholarship in a ceremony last Thursday, August 4, in Little Rock. Twenty two ...Read More
     Edward Ketchem of Mountain Home was given four years probation after pleading guilty to drug-related charges during a session of Baxter County Circuit Court Thursday.      The 46-year-old ...Read More
     A former Gainesville High School band and choir director learned his fate after pleading guilty to sex abuse charges last month. According to the Ozark County Times, 31-year-old Christopher Hensley of Albany entered ...Read More
    A Howell County man was injured in a vehicle crash Friday afternoon in Dallas County. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 69-year-old Barry D. Ball of Caufield was a passenger in a 2002 Nissan Frontier traveling on ...Read More
     Flash flooding could be a possibility for the Twin Lakes Area this weekend. As of Saturday morning, some scattered light showers have been falling in north central Arkansas and southern Missouri, but according to ...Read More
     Dennis James Amaral of Mountain Home made a first appearance in Baxter County Circuit Court Thursday and entered a plea of not guilty to a string of drug-related charges.      He was ordered to ...Read More
             A husband and wife, Jerry and Rebecca Brown of Mountain Home, both pled guilty to drug-related charges during a session of Baxter County Circuit Court ...Read More
     Izard County authorities are searching for a Pineville man suspected of a probation violation. According to Sheriff Tate Lawrence, a warrant has been issued for Chance McCurley, but he has yet to be arrested. McCurley ...Read More
         The Baxter Regional Medical Center in Flippin will have new hours beginning August 15. The clinic will open Monday-Thursday from 8 to 5 and Friday from 8 to ...Read More
     A Mountain Home man is accused of killing and robbing a man last week in Pulaski County, Missouri. According to Springfield television station KSPR, 47-year-old Michael Talley was charged Friday with first-degree ...Read More
     Three incumbents filed for their city positions a week before the deadline. Baxter County reported two filings on Friday, and Marion County had one.      Shannon Alcaraz-Ellison will seek ...Read More
     Baxter Regional Medical Center is announcing the re-opening of the Baxter Regional Pediatric Clinic. Starting Monday, Amy Hodges will be seeing patients at the facility located in the Bradford Square at 230 Highway 5 ...Read More
         A body was reported floating in Norfork Lake near Point 6B at 6:32 Friday morning.           According to Baxter County Sheriff John ...Read More
         The Mountain Home Bomb Squad finished a two day excursion ending with students watching the sun rise over the Yellow Mountains in China. Faculty Sponsor Jackie Meissner wrote in an e-mail to ...Read More
         The Norfork School Board met for their regularly scheduled August meeting Thursday night with several items on the agenda. Superintendent Mike Seay has the ...Read More
         The Sixth Annual Pink for Peitz two day benefit rodeo is set to get underway Friday night at 6 at the Saddle Club Arena. All proceeds from the rodeo benefit the Peitz Cancer Support House, ...Read More
     Michael Haddock of Southaven, Mississippi, entered a guilty plea to negligent homicide in connection with the death of a 26-year-old Big Flat resident, Brandy Lynn Honeycutt, in mid-May and was sentenced to five years ...Read More