August 29, 2015
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Past Weeks :  
    John Lewis of Mountain Home was sentenced to five years in prison during a session of Baxter County Circuit Court Thursday with Judge John Putman presiding.     Lewis pled guilty to drug-related charges, ...Read More
     Each year, the Mountain Home Education Foundation recognizes distinguished alumni, faculty, and community partners by induction to the Hall of Honor.      Education Foundation Director Mollie ...Read More
     The Food Bank of North Central Arkansas has embarked on a community wide effort to raise awareness of hunger in the Twin Lakes Area and to come up with a community response to the issue. Food Bank No Kid Hungry Campaign ...Read More
     A Theodosia man was airlifted to Baxter Regional Medical Center with serious injuries after getting his leg caught in an auger while working at Donley Feed in Thornfield on Monday. ...Read More
     A one-vehicle accident in Howell County injured a Caulfield women and toddler passenger Wednesday. According to a report from Sergeant J.D. Wheeler of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred on State ...Read More
    The City of Cotter is working to fix a burst water main in the area of Powell Street, according to Mayor Peggy Hammack. Listen: right-click to download ...Read More
         A motion to suppress evidence in the case of Zachery Smith of Ash Flat, who faces multiple felony charges of rape and sexual assault has been filed, but no hearing date on the motion has been ...Read More
        A long-anticipated investigative report on the finances of the Northwest Arkansas Economic Development District has been an eye-opener for both members of the district's board, and new Executive ...Read More
         The Mountain Home City Council met in regular session Thursday night with a light agenda of new business. Will all members present, the council heard committee reports and acted on several items ...Read More
        The Mountain Home School Board voted 6-1 to allow Superintendent Dr. Jake Long to begin discussions with the Bomber Booster Foundation on the construction of a baseball and softball complex located on ...Read More
         The Lake Norfork Clean-up scheduled for Saturday, September 12th, out of Jordan Marina has been cancelled due to high water levels. WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI ...Read More
        Bull Shoals will be conducting a craft and jewelry show on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Bull Shoals City Hall. Ten percent of craft sales will be donated to Bull Shoals Police Department. ...Read More
         Bull Shoals-White River State Park will be offering a guided kayaking tour on Saturday evening from 6:30 to 9 along the shores of Bull Shoals Lake. Participants will join a park interpreter to ...Read More
        The Teen Anime Club meeting will be Saturday afternoon from 2:30 to 4 at the Donald W. Reynolds Library Serving Baxter County. The club offers a forum for teens who are interested in Japanese Anime and ...Read More
        The Marion County Sheriff's Office arrested three people on drug charges in unrelated incidents.     In a news release from Sheriff Joan Vickers, 32-year-old Lonny Marline Martin, ...Read More
     Marion County jurors do not need to report for duty Friday, August 21st, according to Marion County and Circuit Clerk Dee Carleton. The next day for jurors to report will be Monday, August 31st. WebReadyTM Powered by ...Read More
    The Baxter-Marion Water Association will meet Thursday morning at 10:30 a.m. at the Kincade Law Office in Mountain Home.     The meeting is open to the public. WebReadyTM Powered by ...Read More
        The Baxter Bomb Squad, Mountain Home's high school robotics team, is holding a fundraiser on Saturday night to help pay for a trip to Washington D.C.     Rock 'N Robots will feature ...Read More
    The Mountain Home School Board will meet in regular session Thursday night at 6 at the Mountain Home Public Schools Central Office on Rodeo Drive.     Items on the agenda include: introduction of new ...Read More
    The Mountain Home City Council will meet in regular session Thursday night with only a few items to discuss. On the agenda for the event will be discussion of a thirty day road side sales permit, a vote regarding an additional ...Read More
     The Cotter School Board will meet in regular session Thursday night at 7. On the agenda will be a back to school report, discussion of the food service community eligibility program, and an executive session to discuss ...Read More
     The Cotter School Board will meet in regular session Thursday night at 7. On the agenda will be a back to school report, discussion of the food service community eligibility program, and an executive session to discuss ...Read More
        The Friends of the Baxter County Library will be having a used book sale Thursday through Saturday at the Donald W. Reynolds Library. The hours for Thursday and Friday will be from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ...Read More
      The Gassville City Council met in regular session Tuesday night at Gassville City Hall. After approving minutes and hearing department reports, the council moved on to new business, according to Mayor Jeff ...Read More
     The City of Mountain Home has won a lawsuit which will allow demolition of the rundown, vacant,64-unit Creekside Village Apartments at 105 South Cardinal.      After a hearing presided over by ...Read More
    School resumes at Yellville-Summit Public Schools Wednesday, bring all schools in the Twin Lakes Area into session.     Yellville-Summit is under the leadership of first-year Superintendent Wes Henderson, ...Read More
    A tractor-trailer driven by a West Plains man ran off the roadway, struck a fence and overturned, causing moderate injuries.     According to a report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 46-year-old ...Read More
     The first day of the school year at Mountain Home Public Schools looks to have gone off without a hitch, according to Superintendent Dr. Jake Long. Listen: right-click to download ...Read More
    An investigation into the Northwest Arkansas Economic Development District's finances has given some insight into the troubled entity, but also raises more questions according to Baxter County Judge Mickey ...Read More
    The Baxter County Library Board will meet Wednesday morning at 7 at the Donald W. Reynolds Library. WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI ...Read More
    A 35-year-old Mountain Home woman drowned Monday evening at the Cranfield Park on Norfork Lake.     According to a news release from Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery, the woman was identified as ...Read More
    A head-on collision in on the U.S. 62/412 Bypass in Harrison claimed the life of an 8-year-old Batesville boy.     According to a report from the Harrison Daily Times, the accident occurred Sunday morning ...Read More
    The federal Department of Veterans Affairs' inspector general is investigating reports that a patio and staircase is made out of military gravestones.     The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Navy ...Read More
    The Baxter County Sheriff's Office is investigating a drowning Monday evening at the Cranfield Recreation Area on Norfork Lake, according to Sheriff John Montgomery.     Few details are available and the ...Read More
    Mountain Home Public Schools are back in session Tuesday, which will result in increased traffic throughout the city of Mountain Home.     School buses will be on the roads throughout the county as all ...Read More
    A year of change in the Mountain Home School District sees not only a new superintendent, director of transportation and student services, and athletic director, but new building principals at Pinkston Middle School and ...Read More
     Mountain Home Christian Academy welcomes students for the 2015-16 school year Tuesday. Administrator Lori Mathis says there are several new things happening at the school. Listen: right-click to ...Read More
         An investigative report into the finances of the Northwest Arkansas Economic Development District is being turned over to the 14th Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney, David Ethredge, and a ...Read More
      Baxter County Circuit Court jurors do not need to report for duty Monday, according to Baxter County and Circuit Clerk Canda Reese. The next time jurors need to report will be Tuesday, September 8th. WebReadyTM ...Read More
    A 25-year-old Overland Park, Kansas, man drowned on the Buffalo River just upstream from the Highway 65 Bridge on Sunday afternoon.     According to a news release from the National Parks Service, Ravi ...Read More
    A Gainesville woman suffered moderate injuries in two-vehicle accident late Friday night in Ozark County.     According to a report from Sergeant L.S. Elliott of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Latasha ...Read More
    A 16-year-old Willow Springs girl was killed in a single-vehicle crash Saturday night in Howell County.     According to a report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Yelena P. Gerasimov was killed in ...Read More
    A 51-year-old Gassville woman has been charged in a robbery attempt at a K-Mart in Branson.     According to the Branson Tri-Lakes News, Penny Juanita Whitson attempted to rob the K-Mart on Missouri Highway ...Read More
    A juvenile male was killed in a head-on crash Sunday morning on the U.S. Highway 62/412 Bypass in Harrison.     According to the Harrison Daily Times, details of the crash are sketchy due to some of the ...Read More
    The regular meeting of the Norfork School Board of Education will be held Monday evening at 5 in the administration building.     The agenda will consist of approval of previous minutes, various reports, ...Read More
    The Marion County Sheriff's Office conducted a joint operation that eradicated over 1,700 marijuana plants Friday in northern Marion County.     According to a news release from Marion County Sheriff Joan ...Read More
    A former band and choir director at Gainesville High School has been arrested on sex charges in Albany, Missouri.     According to the Ozark County Times, 30-year-old Christopher D. Hensley of Albany is ...Read More
    Arkansas State Police say a Mountain Home man, 71-year-old Edwin Mitzelfelt, hit and killed a juvenile pedestrian on Friday afternoon in Searcy County. According to the report, Mitzelfelt, driving south on highway 65 in a 1998 ...Read More
    The Mountain Home city pool will have modified hours starting August 17 through September 7. The pool will be open on Monday-Friday from 9:30-11:30 and 4:30-6:30 for adult swim, aerobics, and laps, and will have open swim ...Read More
     Cotter school students return to the classroom Monday, according to Superintendent Don Sharp who says teachers are ready and excited to begin a new school year. Listen: right-click to download ...Read More
    Flippin teachers and administrators are excited about the new school year, according to Flippin Superintendent Dale Qu ery. There are a few new things underway at Flippin, Query says. Listen: right-click to ...Read More
    Norfork Public Schools have added more technology and course work heading into the 2015-16 school year which begins Monday morning in Norfork.     Principal Bobby Hulse says Norfork seniors will have an ...Read More
    The Mruk Family Education Center on Aging will be hosting a seminar about Caring for Your Loved One with Alzheimer's or Dementia on Friday, August 29 at 10 a.m.     Betsy Broyles Arnold and her daughter ...Read More
    The St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church in Mountain Home will host a country music concert to benefit their education funds on Saturday, October 24, at 7 p.m. at the Bull Shoals Theater of the ...Read More
     The Twin Lakes Community Foundation recently awarded a $1,000 Giving Tree Grant to Community Connections for Youth and Families, a local non-profit whose mission is to provide for the physical, emotional, educational and ...Read More
        The Mountain Home Cemetery Board of Directors and Officers were recently installed. Those named to the board are: Jennifer Brown, chairperson (two-year term); Mountain Home Mayor Joe Dillard; and ...Read More
     Lutie Superintendent of Schools Scot Young announced Stephen E. Fox is no longer the principal at Lutie school following charges against him on possession and use of marijuana. The charges stem from an incident in early ...Read More
    A report of an assault from personnel at the Community Center of Izard County in Calico Rock led to the arrest of 38-year-old Justin Lee Gobin on domestic battery charges.     According to Izard County ...Read More
        A foot pursuit ended in a briar thicket and resulted in 31-year-old Joseph Anthony Gaston being arrested by Izard County authorities.     According to Izard County Sheriff Tate ...Read More
        A citizen tip to the Mountain Home police department led to the arrest of 45-year-old Larry Thompson on felony charges of failure to register as a sex offender. The Mountain Home police department ...Read More
     Baxter County Sheriff's Deputies and Arkansas State Police apprehended a local fugitive, 49-year-old John Leroy Lewis, Friday afternoon after a brief search in the area of the Clysta Willet City Park on Rossi Road. ...Read More
    Four Norfork area teens were injured in a one-vehicle crash Thursday night on Hopewell Hollow Road, with one airlifted to a Springfield hospital.     Names of the teens involved in the accident are not ...Read More
     A Mountain Home resident, 23-year-old Jasmyne Eimers, died Wednesday in a unusual one-vehicle accident in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi.      Funeral arrangements for Eimers are pending at ...Read More
    A new 190-foot tower stationed on Matney Mountain in southern Baxter County is allowing law enforcement, first responders, volunteer fireman and other organizations to stay in touch while serving the citizens of the Twin ...Read More
    Music on the Square in Mountain Home will feature local band Sam and Violet Friday night at 7. Sam and Violet is the latest musical project of Sam Raycraft and Amber Sparks Sutton, formerly of Firefal, the Amber Nicole Band, ...Read More
    Baxter County Judge Mickey Pendergrass will attend the Midway Fire Department Community Meeting on Friday evening at 6 at the Midway Fire Department, located near the airport.     Judge Pendergrass will ...Read More
    A 52-year-old Caulfield man sustained moderate injuries in a two-vehicle accident Wednesday night in Howell County.     Jack R. Roberts was injured in the accident on County Road 1590, two miles north of ...Read More
    The Baxter Regional Center for Integrative Medicine will present a free seminar about Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) on Thursday, August 27, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Lagerborg Dining Room of Baxter ...Read More
    Baxter County Cooperative Extension Service is conducting a free horticulture judging training session for people who are interested in judging at fairs on Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Baxter County fairgrounds in ...Read More
    The Marion County Budget Committee will meet Friday evening at 6 in the Annex Courtroom. The meeting is open to the public. WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI ...Read More
     A study on childhood obesity shows a 3 percent decline in schools using a fruit and vegetable program. The study by Arkansas researchers focused on the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program ...Read More