October 25, 2014
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Past Weeks :  
    Arkansas State Police say a Searcy County sheriff's deputy and a 75 year-old man were wounded in a shooting at the Serenity Farm Bread store at Leslie in Searcy County.     State police say deputies and a ...Read More
    Two people were injured in a two vehicle accident in Mountain Home on Friday afternoon. Transported by ambulance to Baxter Regional Medical Center were 44-year old Gordon Cox of Mountain Home and 18-year old Tristen Gregg of ...Read More
     Alderman Joe Dillard told the Mountain Home City Council this week that after hearing of an Ebola scare at a hospital in Clinton he had gone to Baxter Regional Medical Center and spoken to officials about the local ...Read More
    During a campaign swing through Mountain Home this week, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Ross talked about the differences between himself and his Republican opponent, Asa Hutchinson, and why he decided to return to ...Read More
    Kids will get an early Halloween treat Saturday as the L.C. Sammons Youth Center in Mountain Home hosts Family Fun Night and Trunk or Treat from 6 to 9. The event at the Youth Center in Cooper Park is free and there will be ...Read More
     The Bull Shoals Food Pantry's Octoberfest fundraiser is Saturday evening at 5 p.m. at the Bull Shoals VFW Hall. This annual event benefits the food pantry's Christmas basket ...Read More
     Free GED classes are currently being offered at the Baxter County Adult Education Center located at 1106 Highway 62 East, Suites 1 and 3 in Mountain Home, according to officials at Ozarka ...Read More
LESLIE (AP) Arkansas State Police say a sheriff’s deputy and another person have been wounded in a shooting near Leslie in Searcy County. State police said Friday that both were being flown from the scene of what was initially reported as a ...Read More
    In a move that caught many by surprise, Mountain Home School District Superintendent Dr. Lonnie Myers announced to the Mountain Home School Board he plans to retire at the end of his contract in June 2015. Myers had spoken ...Read More
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) _ A federal judge wants regulators to take another look at the potential impact of a hog farm near the Buffalo National River in northern Arkansas. Judge D. Price Marshall Jr. said Thursday a previous assessment was too ...Read More
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) _ The Arkansas Pollution Control and Ecology Commission will meet to consider extending a moratorium on issuing any new permits for large or medium concentrated animal feeding operations or confined animal ...Read More
    As a safeguard against the spread of the Ebola virus, visitors to Baxter Regional Medical Center and area medical facilities in Mountain Home will see signs posted asking if they have been to West Africa or had contact with ...Read More
    Men will get a chance to strut their stuff and support a good cause Saturday at the 3rd Annual Walk-A-Mile in Her Shoes Walk-A-Thon from 10 a.m. to noon at Bomber Stadium in Mountain Home. Men who participate in the event are ...Read More
     The Sid Hutchenson Building at Norfork has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the country's official list of historically significant properties, Arkansas Historic Preservation Program Director ...Read More
     "Fought in Earnest: Civil War Arkansas", a free traveling exhibit chronicling major historical events in Arkansas between 1861 and 1865, will be displayed in Gaston Lobby of Roller Hall at Arkansas State ...Read More
    An electrical outage that at its peak left nearly 10,000 people in Izard, Fulton, and Sharp counties without power for nearly two hours was caused by a buzzard. A spokesperson for North Arkansas Electric Cooperative says the ...Read More
     Arkansas' highest court has struck down a state law that requires voters to show photo identification before casting a ballot.    Baxter County Election Commission Chairman Bob Bodenhamer said he is pleased with the ruling. Bodenhamer, a Democrat, said it simplifies the voting process. Wednesday afternoon the state Supreme Court ...Read More
     The Cotter Planning and Zoning meeting will be Thursday evening at 6 p.m. in Cotter City Hall. New business includes the examination of creating agricultural zone designations.      The meeting ...Read More
    The Bull Shoals-White River State Park at Bull Shoals has been named as the 2013-2014 Region 2 Park of the Year and the Overall Park of the Year by Arkansas State Parks. The State Parks Division presents awards annually for ...Read More
Listen: right-click to download mp3          With the sound of construction crews demolishing the nearly 80 year old bridge over the North Fork River, state and Baxter County ...Read More
     The public is invited to the Ozark Regional Arts Council's annual 6 by 66 at 6 art show, auction and reception Thursday evening at the Vada Sheid Community Development Center on the campus of ASU-Mountain ...Read More
     One of the largest and most popular annual events at the L.C. Sammons Youth Center in Mountain Home, Trunk or Treat, is scheduled for Saturday evening from 6 to 9 at the youth center in Cooper Park.   Enoch ...Read More
     “Night of Honor: A Tribute to Bob Ketchum,” a toast and roast fundraising banquet for the local musician and long-time music and video producer will be Saturday, November 15th at the Ramada Inn Banquet Room in Mountain ...Read More
     The Marion County Library will be closed for renovations on Friday and Saturday, October 17 and 18. Workers will be resurfacing the parking lot and doing some outside painting at the ...Read More
     The regular monthly meeting of the Marion County Library Board is Thursday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. The meeting is open to the public. WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI ...Read More
     An investigation of a stolen trailer led to the arrest of a Mountain Home man Tuesday. Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery says 25-year-old Joshua Craig Thompson was arrested following an investigation into the theft of ...Read More
    A problem of restoring a state representative race in three voting precincts has been resolved after the race was inadvertently omitted from touch screen voting machines in Baxter ...Read More
    A Mountain Home teenager was injured Tuesday morning when she lost control of the vehicle she was driving and it ran off of Baxter County Road 53, or Old Tracy Road, and struck a tree. Sixteen year old Megan Nelson was listed ...Read More
    A fire that destroyed a business building on U.S. Highway 62 East near Mountain Home last week is being investigated as an arson that authorities believe was set to cover-up a burglary. The early morning fire that was ...Read More
     Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Ross made a campaign stop in Mountain Home Tuesday afternoon as part of his Jobs First Tour.   During his visit Ross toured the Vo-Tech Center at ASU-Mountain Home ...Read More
     New information released by the Baxter County Sheriff's Office Tuesday revealed a tip from a local citizen is responsible for the arrest late Monday afternoon of a Calico Rock woman wanted by the Izard County Sheriff on ...Read More
     Wednesday is the deadline for Arkansas residents to pay their real estate and personal property taxes. Property owners can avoid a state mandated ten percent penalty if they meet the deadline. ...Read More
     The Mountain Home Chamber of Commerce will hold a Business to Business Expo on Thursday from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Vada Sheid Community Development Center on the campus of Arkansas State University Mountain Home ...Read More
     Fall means the change of colors in the Ozarks and forest visitors are invited to reserve space for the Ozark-St. Francis National Forests 53rd Annual Fall Color Tour scheduled for Friday in ...Read More
     The first in a series of political forums featuring candidates running for district, county and city offices will be aired on KTLO-FM Wednesday morning at 9:15. Our two guests Wednesday will be the two candidates for ...Read More
    Firefighters and a sheriff's deputy who responded to a car fire at the Mountain Home Rodeo Arena discovered someone had broken into a concession stand and may have tried to set it on fire. The Baxter County Sheriff's Office ...Read More
    Repeated testing has shown Mountain Home's water supply is safe and city officials say citizens shouldn't be too concerned about results in July that showed the system failed to meet the maximum contaminant level for total ...Read More
    Students involved in the EAST program at Mountain Home Public Schools will have an opportunity to show how they're making a difference in the community when they host their third annual "East Night Out" on Tuesday. The event ...Read More
     The Baxter County Sheriff's Department is investigating a stolen car found burning at the rodeo grounds in Mountain Home early Monday morning.   Baxter County Sheriff's Investigator Scott Thrasher says the ...Read More
     A Norfork City Council workshop meeting is one of several local public body meetings scheduled for Tuesday. The meeting will be at 6:30 at the Norfork City Hall.      The agenda includes a ...Read More
    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Ross will make campaign stops in Mountain Home and Harrison on Tuesday in the third week of a statewide campaign swing in which he is focusing on strengthening education, cutting taxes ...Read More
     Ozarka College will offer a six-week Introduction to Computers continuing education course, beginning this week. The course runs from Friday through November 21, meeting on Friday mornings from 11 until 12:30. Topics ...Read More
     A Calico Rock woman who was wanted by the Izard County Sheriff on charges of rape was arrested Monday afternoon in Baxter County.   Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence says 31 year old Beth Anne Dickerson is ...Read More
     An Alzheimer's patient who was missing in Pike County has been found and the Arkansas State Police have canceled a Silver Alert that was issued for her.      Authorities had been searching for ...Read More
    Some commercial customers of North Arkansas Electric Cooperative received calls Monday that Cooperative personnel say are a potential scam. Jerry Estes, manager of member services for the Cooperative, says some businesses ...Read More
    A 45-year old rural Mountain Home man who allegedly attacked another man with a baseball bat has been arrested by the Baxter County Sheriff's Department. Timmy Wayne Gann was charged with felony aggravated assault as a result ...Read More
    Looks like a wet and stormy Monday across north central Arkansas and southern Missouri as a large line of strong thunderstorms approaches from the west. A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for southeastern Boone ...Read More
     A Theodosia man was killed following a one-vehicle accident in Ozark County. A preliminary report by the Missouri State Highway Patrol indicates the accident occurred Friday night on U.S. Highway 160 about three miles ...Read More
    A 16-year old female was taken to Baxter Regional Medical Center by ambulance for treatment of injuries following a one-vehicle accident on State Highway 5 North near Mountain Home. The accident occurred at 4:50 p.m., ...Read More
     The public is invited to the dedication ceremonies of the North Fork River Bridge Dedication Wednesday morning.   Norfork Mayor Jim Reeves says the ceremonies will begin at 10:45 on the grounds of the ...Read More
     Staff members of U.S. Senator Mark Pryor will be in the Twin Lakes Area on Wednesday as part of a statewide tour by the senator's mobile office to assist Arkansans who may be having problems with the Veteans ...Read More
     Members of First United Methodist Church in Mountain Home were reminded recently of Forest Witcraft's famous quotation, "A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, ...Read More
     The city of Bull Shoals will hold its semi-annual cleanup on Tuesday. The cleanup will be handled by the city's sanitation vendor, Progressive Waste Solutions, according to city officials.   The cleanup ...Read More
    Three candidates for mayor of Mountain Home will be speaking and meeting the public at a meeting of the North Central Arkansas Patriots Monday night at 6:30 at Mountain Home City Hall. The three candidates, Joe Dillard, Bob ...Read More
     A series of political forums in advance of the November 4th general election will get underway Wednesday on KTLO-FM.      The first forum will be Wednesday morning at 9:15 a.m. and it will ...Read More
    An alert to the public to be on the lookout for a 73-year old woman who is an Alzheimer's patient has been issued by the Arkansas State Police at the request of the Pike County Sheriff's Office. A Silver Alert has been issued ...Read More
    Much of the state has been experiencing cold and wet weather for the last few days and more of the same is forecast for the days ahead. The system moving through the state will have the potential to create some more severe ...Read More
     Arkansas State University-Mountain Home (ASU-MH) recently held a ceremony honoring graduates of the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program. The graduates completed 99 hours of course work and passed a skills and ...Read More
     Arkansas State University-Mountain Home (ASU-MH) will have four representatives recognized at the annual meeting of the Arkansas Association of Two Year Colleges (AATYC) at the Hot Springs Convention Center on October ...Read More
     The Baxter County Cooperative Extension Office and All Creatures Veterinary Hospital are co-hosting an information session on internal parasite control in goats on Tuesday evening. The meeting is at 6:30 p.m. at the ...Read More
     Professional tax preparers, farmers, small business owners and anyone interested in income tax preparation can take part in a two-day 2014 Income Tax School at North Arkansas College on Monday, October 27 and Tuesday, ...Read More
     The Marion County Quorum Court Budget Committee will meet Monday evening at 6 at the Marion County Court Annex Building.   The meeting is open to the public. WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI ...Read More
     Two rural Mountain Home residents, 41 year old Cheri Roberson and 28 year old Jason Michael Biddle, an inmate at the Baxter County jail, were arrested Friday on felony charges after attempting to smuggle controlled ...Read More
    Heather Beustring of Mountain Home changed her plea to guilty on charges of forgery and violation of probation this week and was sentenced to 12 years probation, ninety days in a Community Corrections Center and was also ordered ...Read More
     Tickets are now on sale for the 2014-15 season of the Performing Arts Series presented by Arkansas State University Mountain Home. The series will feature five performances over the Fall through Spring seasons. ...Read More
     Arkansas State University-Mountain Home (ASU-MH) announced recently that Michael Hilton of Horseshoe Bend is the first recipient of the Friends of the North Fork and White Rivers Scholarship. The scholarship is ...Read More
     The Marion County Election Commission will meet Monday and Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Marion County Courthouse. The purpose of the meeting is to conduct logic and accuracy testing and provide public demonstration of the ...Read More
     Rainy conditions will continue Friday evening throughout the Twin Lakes area, but Joe Goudsward, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service Office in North Little Rock says they should diminish on ...Read More
     An early morning fire east of Mountain Home Friday, that blocked all lanes of traffic for several hours, is under investigation by the Baxter County Sheriff's Department and Northeast Lakeside Fire ...Read More
     The Mountain Home High School Homecoming Coronation Ceremony will be held in the gym Friday evening at 6:30 p.m. before the football game versus Central which begins at 7 p.m. WebReadyTM Powered by ...Read More
     A Willow Springs man was injured in a one vehicle accident Thursday afternoon on Route CC two miles west of West Plains. A preliminary report by the Missouri State Highway Patrol indicates the accident occurred after ...Read More
    The Dairy Queen restaurant in Mountain Home is among 395 of the company's stores where payment systems were breached by hackers who may have gained access to customer names, credit and debit card numbers and expiration dates. ...Read More
    Highway 62 East in Mountain Home has been reopened to traffic as of 7:20 Friday morning. All five lanes of the highway were closed earlier due to a fire that destroyed The Wholesale Store located at 3567 Highway 62 east next ...Read More
    A look at a bygone era and the age-old art of knapping is on display at the Annual White River Knappin underway at the White River Campgrounds off Highway 62-B at the west end of the historic R.M. Ruthven Bridge in Cotter. ...Read More
    Students in Baxter County schools were given flu inoculations this week as the Baxter County Health Unit waged the first battle in a campaign at preventing the spread of influenza. Lou Ann McLendon, administrator of the local ...Read More
     A new communications tower on Matney Mountain will be built using funds approved during the regular meeting of the Baxter County Quorum Court this week.      The current tower, which is used by ...Read More
    The Mountain Home School District, in accordance with state and federal laws, will be destroying all outdated special education records that date back to before June 2009. The records are maintained for five years after a ...Read More
     Baxter County Circuit Court jury panel members do not need to report for duty on Monday or Tuesday. County and Circuit Clerk Canda Reese says this concludes the term of service for the panel and expresses her sincere ...Read More