August 27, 2014
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Featured Archives
Past Weeks :  
             Six members of First United Methodist Church and one of their pastors, Rev. Randy Ludwig, were doused with buckets of ice water this week in an effort to raise money ...Read More
     Several plea changes were made during an abbreviated session of Baxter County Circuit Court this week with Judge John Putman presiding.      22-year-old Cody Allen of Mountain Home was sentenced ...Read More
     A Caulfield woman sustained minor injuries in a one vehicle accident in Howell County.   A report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol says 42 year old Sandra K. Drewery was transported by ambulance to ...Read More
     The boat launching ramp at Red Bank on Norfork Lake will be closed to the public Sunday night for repairs. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says the work is scheduled to begin Monday morning and should be completed ...Read More
     Susan Phelan of Ozark Opportunities, Incorporated says the Summer Crisis Assistance Program is getting underway. The first date the Baxter County office at 201 Combs Avenue in Cotter will be open for crisis assistance ...Read More
    A Gamaliel man who is a member of the North Arkansas Electric Cooperative was named as a semi-finalist in the Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas' Energy Efficiency Makeover Contest. As a semi-finalist, Shawn Egan was awarded a ...Read More
     Fulton County Fair officials say awards and cash premium checks for the 2014 fair are now available at the fair office located in the Hickinbotham-Miller Building at the Fulton County Fairgrounds. Awards and cash ...Read More
     With the bang of a gavel at the end of Thursday night's Mountain Home School Board meeting, two men - who shaped the lives of hundreds of students and influenced school policy - left their positions on the Board. Robert ...Read More
     The first degree murder trial of Christina Scroggin of Mountain Home will be moved from Baxter County to Marion County, 14th Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Ron Kincade announced during a session of Baxter County ...Read More
     When bids for upgrades to the city's water treatment plant were opened in July, all came in well in excess of estimates and were rejected. The city now faces additional engineering costs of almost $100,000 to re-do plans ...Read More
    It's been 40 years since the present master plan for Bull Shoals Lake was implemented and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it's time for an update. The Corps is in the very early stages of revising the plan and they're ...Read More
     An open house at the Republican Party of Baxter County's new headquarters at 424 West Paul Avenue in Mountain Home is set for Saturday from 10 a.m. until noon. All Republican candidates have been invited and will be ...Read More
     The Donald W. Reynolds Library will close Friday afternoon at 2 to set up for the library's mini-golf event. Library personnel say parents who have children who ride Mountain Home school bus 34 that normally stops at ...Read More
    A huge marijuana growing operation was discovered in a secluded area of Boone County on Wednesday and authorities in that county say it's the largest pot patch they can recall ever finding. The growing field located in ...Read More
    Three male suspects are in custody at the Marion County Jail for allegedly robbing at gunpoint a convenience store in Yellville early Thursday morning. Captain Bill Hilligoss of the Marion County Sheriff's Department says the ...Read More
     The Norfork City Council this week agreed to an equipment purchase for the city and also accepted a state grant to be used for needed improvements at the Norfork Youth Center which recently closed due to funding ...Read More
     Arkansas Senator Mark Pryor visited Micro Plastics in Flippin Wednesday morning as part of his state-wide jobs tour.   The Natural State's senior senator, who is running for re-election against Republican ...Read More
     Serenity, Inc. in Mountain Home has announced Niki de Soto has joined the local not-for-profit organization as their new Executive Director, replacing Paulette Hill.   A Fulton County resident, de Soto most ...Read More
     Three Izard County residents were arrested on felony drug charges in two separate incidents.   Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence says 23 year old Cody Curtis and 34 year old Kendra Aline King, both of Mt. ...Read More
     This week's Friday Night on the Square performers are "The Melodikats". This fellowship of six musicians bring an eclectic mix of instruments and vocals to every performance. Pete Adams, Steve Kesler, Eddy King, Vonda ...Read More
     A regularly scheduled meeting of the Cotter Planning and Zoning Board will be held Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Cotter City Hall.      The meeting is open to the public. WebReadyTM Powered by ...Read More
     The first day of school is always exciting, busy, and sometimes nerve-wracking for students, parents, teachers and administrators and Wednesday was that day for Mountain Home Public Schools. Mountain Home Superintendent ...Read More
      Students in Mountain Home return to the classroom Wednesday. Dr. Lonnie Myers says nearly 4,000 district students will be back to school following the summer break beginning this morning. Most other area schools ...Read More
    A stepped-up enforcement campaign aimed at reducing drinking and driving during the Labor Day Holiday period is presently underway and most area law enforcement agencies are participating. The Baxter County Sheriff's ...Read More
Listen: right-click to download mp3          That's Bob Ketchum and Friends who will perform Saturday, August 23rd at 7 p.m. in a benefit concert for the Baxter County Historical ...Read More
    A Norfork man has withdrawn as a candidate for a constable position after it was learned he filed for two elected positions in the November general election. Frankie Baker, a Democrat, on Tuesday withdrew his name as a ...Read More
     The Salesville City Council will hold a special meeting Thursday at 6 in the council chambers at Salesville City Hall. The only items on the agenda are fire department business and ...Read More
    At it's regular monthly meeting Monday, the Norfork School Board took care of a number of personnel issues and held the district's annual public meeting. Superintendent Mike Seay has this ...Read More
     The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery is once again warning Arkansans about telephone scammers making false representations about individuals winning a lottery prize. This week the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery has received ...Read More
     Karen Heslep of Mountain Home has been named 2014-15 Chair-elect of the National Board of Future Business Leaders of America - Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL).      Jean M. Buckley, FBLA-PBL ...Read More
     Marion County jurors do not need to report for duty Thursday or Friday, according to Marion County Clerk Dee Carlton.   She says jurors will be notified by mail of the next dates they need to ...Read More
     A Summit man has been arrested by the Marion County Sheriff on multiple felony and misdemeanor charges.   Marion County Sheriff Roger Vickers says 42 year old Matthew Williams is being held in the Marion ...Read More
     Arkansas State University-Mountain Home has a new look. The college unveiled its new logo brand during a ceremony Monday at the campus. The new logo is the third in the college's ...Read More
     The Baxter County Sheriff's Department requests tips to help solve two burglaries at the same home earlier this year. Someone broke into a home on Phipps Manor Drive in the Jordan area. The first break-in was reported on ...Read More
     Each week over 3,600 people living in north central Arkansas depend on the Food Bank of North Central Arkansas and their 85 hunger relief agencies to feed themselves and their families.   According to a ...Read More
     Two Missouri residents were injured over the weekend in separate accidents in Ozark County.      This Missouri State Highway Patrol reports 19 year old Mary E. Minkler of Bakersfield was ...Read More
     The Norfork City Council will meet in regular session Tuesday evening at 6:30 at Norfork City Hall.      Items of new business the council will act on includes the purchase of a Skid Steer. ...Read More
     A Clarkridge man was injured in a one vehicle accident Sunday morning in Ozark County.   A report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol says 18 year old William Jones was transported to Baxter Regional ...Read More
     A missing elderly Norfork man was found safe three hours after he was reported missing to the Baxter County Sheriff by has caregiver Monday morning.   Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery says George Salo, ...Read More
     It was back to school Monday in Norfork, Cotter, Flippin and Yellville-Summit and area superintendents are reporting things went smoothly as students returned to the classrooms. Mountain Home students resume classes ...Read More
    A Mountain Home woman hit paydirt when she won $200,000 in the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery. Rebecca Martin purchased her winning ticket for $10 at White Oak Station 9 in Mountain Home.     Martin says ...Read More
     A bond of $1 million dollars has been set for 53-year old Rory Allen Gregory of Mountain Home. Gregory was arrested Saturday after trying to run down a Mountain Home police officer after the officer spotted him in ...Read More
    An Ozark County man died Sunday from injuries he received in a fight with his brother. Fifty-six year old Edward Theilig Ross Jr. of Tecumseh died from a massive head wound, according to Ozark County Sheriff Darrin Reed, and ...Read More
     The Baxter County Sheriff is looking for an elderly Norfork man who was reported missing by his caregiver Monday morning.   The sheriff says the man, who resides in the area of County Roads 105 and 107 off ...Read More
     Results of last week's election in which Harrison voters approved a half-percent sales and use tax will be certified Monday. Officials say the sales tax, which is expected to produce about $2 million a year, will be ...Read More
     A bond of $1 million dollars has been set for 53-year old Rory Allen Gregory of Mountain Home, who was arrested Saturday after he attempted to run down a Mountain Home police officer after the officer spotted him in ...Read More
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) _ U.S. Senator Mark Pryor is planning several stops in Arkansas cities this week, including in Boone and Marion counties, as he faces a re-election challenge. Pryor _ a Democrat _ faces Republican U.S. Representative ...Read More
    Buses will be crowding the roads and students will be rushing to classes as most area schools begin this week. School and law enforcement officials are reminding motorists to stay alert, be patient and remain focused. Drivers ...Read More
    A Mountain Home woman is alerting area residents in hopes they won't be duped if they receive a phone call from someone who claims to be an IRS agent. Ara Banks says she received a phone call Friday morning from a man with an ...Read More
     School bells ring this morning across Baxter and Marion counties with students beginning their academic year in Cotter, Flippin, Norfork and Yellville-Summit. Buses will run regular routes in all four districts. Motorists ...Read More
     This year's Marion County Fair pageant will take place Saturday at 5 p.m. Non-residents will be allowed to compete in the 0-13 age groups as well as the 0-3 Fair King division. Contestants in the 13-16, 17-22 and the Mrs. ...Read More
     The Gassville City Council will meet in regular session Tuesday evening at 7 at city hall.   On the agenda under new business is an ordinance designating the posting of city ordinances, opening bids for ...Read More
     A woman who escaped from the back of a sheriff's patrol car Saturday afternoon turned herself into the Baxter County jail Sunday afternoon.      Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery says ...Read More
     The inventor and manufacturer of a unique, "spill-proof" dog bowl is reportedly moving his operation to the area as part of a grand scheme that also includes the purchase of an abandoned Newton County theme park. The ...Read More
     The pursuit of a theft suspect resulted in the injury of a Mountain Home police officer and the suspect after their vehicles collided near Walmart on Highway 62 Saturday night. The chase began after MHPD officer Larry ...Read More
     The Baxter County Sheriff's Office is currently searching for a woman they say escaped from custody in the area near Whiteville on Saturday.      According to Sheriff's office reports, 42 year ...Read More
     Several people were given prison sentences during a session of Baxter County Circuit Court Thursday with Judge Gordon Webb presiding.      Megan Loe of Mountain Home was given a five year prison ...Read More
    A series of workshops to teach landowners the basics of conducting prescribed burns is being offered by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and one is offered in Harrison. The workshop is a two part class. The one in ...Read More
     Twin Lakes Community Bank's Norfork office has awarded their annual academic scholarship. Alexis Knapp of Norfork received the $250 one-time scholarship.      Knapp is a 2014 graduate of Norfork ...Read More
     The Bull Shoals City Council meets in workshop forum Monday evening at 6 p.m. in City Hall. Mayor Bruce Powell says agenda items will include street paving, the millage rate and the sanitation ...Read More
    The Arkansas State Highway Commission has approved bids for improvements to nearly four miles of roadways in Izard County. The purpose of the project, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department ...Read More
     The Arkansas State University - Mountain Home Community Education program has announced a six week computer security class geared towards individual and business internet users. The computer security class begins Thursday ...Read More
BRANSON, Mo. (AP) The city of Branson could ban smoking of cigarettes and electronic cigarettes in most public places by the end of the year. KOLR-TV reports more than 200 people attended a public forum on the issue Thursday night in the ...Read More
     In the wake of the suicide death of actor and comedian Robin Williams has come a renewed awareness and concern about depression and its sometimes consequence, suicide.   Dr. Tom Foster, a psychiatrist and ...Read More
     Bruce Powell, who is mayor of Bull Shoals, has announced he won't be seeking reelection as mayor and instead is running for the Ward 2, Position 2 seat on the Bull Shoals City Council. Powell will be running against ...Read More
     Members of the Baxter County CERT, which stands for Community Emergency Response Team, is scheduled to hear about identity theft at its Tuesday meeting and they're opening up the meeting to anyone from the public who is ...Read More
     Wayne and Stephanie Motes of Mountain Home, who had been charged with introducing a controlled substance into the body of another after their two-year-old child tested positive for having methamphetamine in his system, ...Read More
     With a noon deadline for filing for municipal positions, a flurry of activity in Baxter County created several races for city council positions in Mountain Home.      Janelle House, former ...Read More
     With a noon deadline for filing for municipal positions, a flurry of activity in Baxter County created several races for city council positions in Mountain Home.      Janelle House, former ...Read More
     The Yellville Water Department has lifted the boil water order issued earlier this week. Officials from the water department say it is safe for customers to drink water without boiling as of Friday afternoon. The initial ...Read More
    An Ozark County woman has been charged for allegedly shooting a shotgun through a window of her home while her two children were inside the house. Thirty year old Cindy Boatright of the Dora area is charged with two felony ...Read More
     Clarkridge Volunteer Fire Department responded this morning to a structure fire at 4601 County Road 36. Fire Chief Tom Rucker says the fire was started in the kitchen by grease. The blaze caused extensive smoke damage to ...Read More
     The Mountain Home Education Foundation has announced the names of the 2014 Hall of Honor Inductees.      Mollie Morgan, executive director of the Foundation, says the Mountain Home Alumni who ...Read More
     A Mountain Home woman has been arrested for breaking into a neighbor's home in search of prescription drugs.   Mountain Home Police Chief Carry Manuel says 42 year old Shawn Potter was arrested Wednesday ...Read More
     There are new immunization requirements for all public and private school students in Arkansas. The rules go into effect for the 2014-2015 school year. Students cannot begin classes without complete vaccinations. ...Read More
     Free classes for those interested in obtaining their GED begin Monday at the Baxter County Adult Education Center in Mountain Home. The classes are offered Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 3 ...Read More
     David Corbin's extra day of freedom has cost him an extra year in prison.      The new, longer sentence was handed down in a session of Baxter County Circuit Court Thursday by Judge Gordon Webb. ...Read More
     A 50th Anniversary celebration of Beatlemania is scheduled for Sunday from 1 p.m until 4 p.m. at the Donald W. Reynolds Library serving Baxter County.      The afternoon's events include the band ...Read More