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Missing Canoeist On Buffalo National River

(KTTS News) — Rescue teams are searching the Buffalo National River after two people got knocked out of a canoe. It happened southwest of Norfork. KY3 says one person made it to shore, the other one is still missing.
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Rescue teams searching for missing canoer on Buffalo National River

NEAR NORFORK, Ark. (KY3) - Rescue teams are searching for a missing canoer on the Buffalo National River. The search began Monday evening. The water tossed the canoeist into the river near the Clabber Creek Shoal, southwest of Norfork. Another person inside the canoe made it to shore. Several agencies...
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Stone County man facing 5 felony charges, 2 separate incidents

A Stone County man has picked up 5 felony-charges after allegedly swinging an axe at a couple, threatening to hurt his daughter and most recently for drug paraphernalia. Two separate incidents found 45-year-old Gary Duane Smith behind the bars of the Stone County Detention Center. On the night of March...

The Colonel at 100: Remembering Carl Baswell

Editor’s Note: On what would have been his 100th birthday, we take a look back on the remarkable life and legacy of Col. Carl Franklin Baswell, one of the most generous benefactors in Arkansas Tech University history. Col. Carl Franklin Baswell’s story began on May 18, 1922, in Heber...
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Homecoming at Wesley Chapel General Baptist Church, Sunday May 22

Homecoming at Wesley Chapel General Baptist Church, 499 Wesley Chapel Rd., Quitman, Sunday, May 22. Services will start at 11 a.m. with lunch following. Afternoon singing with start at 1:30 p.m. with Tami Stair and special guest RANSOMED will follow at 2pm. Come and celebrate with us. Rev. Bob Jackson, Pastor.

Fugitive is returned to face charges

A man who had a failure to appear warrant issued in late 2020, returned to Baxter County Circuit Court Monday. Thirty-eight-year-old Brandon Matthew Allen Farrell entered a guilty plea to drug-related charges and was put on probation for five years. Farrell, who has listed addresses in Mountain Home and Mountain...

SC annual Historic Strawberry Festival

On Saturday, May 7 the Searcy County Senior Center held their second annual Historic Strawberry Festival at the Strawberry Shed located in Marshall. There were vendors, concessions, a dunking booth, water balloon toss, pie eating contest, turtle races, and of course strawberries. Jeannie Horton won the strawberry jam contest. Michael Gray and Andy W. Griffith were the winners of the cornhole doubles competition. Teen Miss Strawberry Festival Kelsey Wallis visited with politicians, vendors as well as other guests in attendance. Pictured right is Teen Miss Strawberry Festival handing out candy to some local children at the festival.

SC Quilt Guild holds quilt show

On Saturday, April 28 the Searcy County Quilt Guild held their annual quilt show located in the Dr. Charles Daniel Civic Center located in Marshall. This year’s theme was “Log Cabins.” 129 quilts were entered this year. This year’s winner was the Viewer’s Choice was won by Terry Miller of Protium, Missouri. Pictured above is Terry Miller of Protium, Missouri with her winning quilt.

Denny Battershell of Marshall

Denny Gene Battershell, age 64 of Marshall, Arkansas died on Saturday, May 14, 2022 at Highland Court in Marshall, Arkansas. He was born in Marshall, Arkansas on December 27, 1957 to Nathan Freeman “N.F.” Battershell and Glenda Mae Thompson Battershell. He worked at Ferguson’s for many years as a furniture maker. He enjoyed woodworking and was excellent at his trade. He was an avid gardener with an amazing green thumb and could make anything grow.

Obituary: Earmie Allender Cornett

Earmie Allender Cornett, 90, of Drasco, passed away Friday, May 13, 2022. She was born January 5, 1932, in Concord, Arkansas to Theodore Allender and Panzie Eddings Allender. Earmie was a member of Ben Church of Christ. She was a homemaker, gardener, and farmer and was very proud of her family. Her home was filled from wall to wall with family photos. Earmie was an avid hunter and loved the outdoors; her turkey and deer mounts were envied by everyone who entered her home. She also loved to watch the birds, deer, coons, rabbits, and squirrels while they enjoyed the feed she always had out for them. May 13th is a significant date for Mrs. Earmie as it was her wedding anniversary, one of her son’s birthdays, as well as her death date where she was reunited with her husband, Earl, on their 72nd wedding anniversary and their son, Rickey.

Kindergarten registration set for Norfork School District this week

Kindergarten registration at the Norfork School District is slated for Tuesday and Wednesday in the elementary school office from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Parents and guardians are asked to bring a copy of the child’s birth certificate, a copy of the child’s Social Security card, a Medicaid card (if they have one),an up-to-date immunization record and a current physical examination.

Marjorie Parks of Marshall

Marjorie Jerlene Parks, age 89 of Marshall, Arkansas died on Saturday, May 14, 2022 at Highland Court in Marshall, Arkansas. She was born in Marshall, Arkansas on July 6, 1932 to Conley Horton and Ada Tackett Horton. She was a member of Landmark Missionary Baptist. She loved traveling and riding...