Mapping issue tabled

June 15, 2006 Numbering homes makes it easier for emergency personnel to locate an address Izard County has the capability to map itself, according to Izard County Office of Emergency Management Deputy Coordinator Josh Lung. Lung spoke to the quorum court June 6 about numbering houses throughout the county. The purpose of the numbering is to make homes in the county easier to find for … Continue reading Mapping issue tabled

Stone County teen wins Mustang

June 15, 2006 A Stone County student is the owner of a new 2006 Mustang courtesy of Freedom Ford in Melbourne. Lynsey Martin of Onia, Ark., won the Mustang May 27 by drawing the correct key. The $21,000 Mustang was given away as part of Freedom Ford’s “Strive to Drive” program, an effort to promote high standards in education. Graduating seniors with good grades and … Continue reading Stone County teen wins Mustang

School may not be best neighbor

June 15, 2006 The new Melbourne High School may be an obstacle to attracting prospective employers looking into the former Boeing facility, according to Barbara Merrick with Entergy’s office of economic development. Merrick addressed a gathering of business and political leaders as well as members of the Central Ozarks Task Force for Economic Development at the former Boeing plant in Melbourne June 12. “I’m concerned … Continue reading School may not be best neighbor

Viola woman has recipe in American Profile

June 15, 2006 A Viola woman’s holiday recipe is one of the many featured in the new American Profile Hometown Cookbook: A Celebration of America’s Table. Kathy Antus, 56, of Viola submitted her recipe, dubbed Mom’s Cranberry Bread, last year to American Profile for its recipe contest. “I never heard anything from the contest, but it was in the paper,” Antus said. She said even … Continue reading Viola woman has recipe in American Profile

Unicycler on a journey for a cause

June 15, 2006 Residents in Sharp and Fulton County might have noticed an interesting sight June 8, a young woman riding barefoot on a unicycle along the side of the highway. Gracie Sorbello, 22, of Davis, Calif., followed Highway 63 from Jonesboro to Hardy up through Mammoth Spring into Missouri on her unicycle, a Coker “Big One” which has wheels of 36-inch circumference. Sorbello is … Continue reading Unicycler on a journey for a cause

Level 4 sex offender jailed

May 18, 2006 A level 4 sex offender will spend the next year in jail after being sentenced in Fulton County Circuit Court May 8 on charges of failing to notify authorities of his whereabouts. Fulton County Circuit Court Judge Tim Weaver sentenced John Robert Green, 70, of Viola to one year in the Arkansas Department of Correction for failing to register as a sex … Continue reading Level 4 sex offender jailed

Evans guilty of attempted murder

April 12, 2006 A little more than a year after his arrest, the man who shot a Jonesboro attorney in the face and injured a Wirth woman in another shooting has been sentenced in Craighead County. A 12-person jury found Allen C. Evans, 61, guilty of attempted capital murder April 6 in the Western District of the Craighead County District Court in Jonesboro. The jury … Continue reading Evans guilty of attempted murder

Cox nabbed in Illinois

March 30, 2006 A man wanted for allegedly setting his girlfriend’s home on fire while her son was home sleeping has been arrested in Peoria, Ill. Fulton County Sheriff Walter Dillinger said Joshua Cox, 27, of Mammoth Spring fled to Illinois after the incident at the home of his girlfriend, Denise Pawloski, March 17. Dillinger said Cox went to his father’s home in Illinois after … Continue reading Cox nabbed in Illinois

Fulton County man says he’s married … to Chelsea Clinton

March 26, 2006 Shawn Cox, the Mammoth Spring man who jumped the White House fence in December, made a brief appearance at the Fulton County Courthouse March 1. Salem Police Chief Albert Roork said Cox, 29, showed up at the Fulton County Clerk’s Office demanding a marriage certificate for him and Chelsea Clinton. When employees told him the certificate did not exist he started to … Continue reading Fulton County man says he’s married … to Chelsea Clinton

Salem Schools in state’s top 20

February 9, 2006 Salem School District has received an A grade from the Arkansas Policy Foundation, a non-profit and non-partisan economic research organization in Little Rock, for the 2004-05 school year. It is one of only 20 school districts in the state to receive an A grade. The grade is based on the performance of ninth graders taking the Iowa Test of Basic Skills, which … Continue reading Salem Schools in state’s top 20