Johnson County, AR

Texarkana, TXTexarkana Gazette

Aleta Louise Yarbrough Mullins

Aleta Louise Yarbrough Mullins 92, passed away Friday, June 18, 2021 at Hospice of Texarkana in Texarkana Texas. Aleta was a native of Johnson County, Arkansas and was born October 27, 1928 in Dale Arkansas. She was the oldest of nine children born to her parents Thomas H. and Pearl M. (Stamps) Yarbrough. She grew up in and around the hills and valleys of Johnson County Arkansas and especially loved the area around Yale and Yarbrough Mountain. Aleta was a 1946 graduate of Ozark School and attended two years at the College of The Ozarks (now University of the Ozarks). As a natural beauty she was a Peach Maid during the 1948 Peach Festival and parade in Clarksville AR. After college she returned to Ozark School where she taught second grade in the one-room school house. While at college she met the love of her life David B. Mullins. They were married August 20, 1949 and were together 66 years until his death in 2015. All six of their children survive her. Sons; Charles D. (Sharon) Mullins of Texarkana, James (Maria) Mullins of Fayetteville, AR, and Mark Mullins of Texarkana. Daughters; Pamela S. (Joe) Bennett of Malvern, AR, Rhonda L. (Danny) Roldan of Texarkana, and Karen R. (Alvin) Morgan of Texarkana. In addition to her six children she is also survived by 12 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Aleta is also survived by three brothers and three sisters; Olene Angle; Olen (Johnnie) Yarbrough; Clois (Erma) Yarbrough; Sharon (Ron) Hicks; Jerry (Nancy) Yarbrough; Loeta (Tommy) Venable. Aleta was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Eldred Cletus Yarbrough and Elbert Curtis Yarbrough. Visitation will be from 6-8 pm, Sunday, June 20, at Texarkana Funeral Home. Graveside services will be Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 2:00pm at Yale Cemetery, Johnson County, AR.
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Overland Park,

Johnson County officials warn of sewage in Tomahawk Creek

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Johnson County health officials have warned thousands of residents in south Overland Park to avoid and keep their pets away from a creek in the residential area following …. This item is available in full to subscribers. Attention subscribers. We have recently launched a new...
Johnson County,

Six people treated after chemical spill at veterinary clinic

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Six people are recovering after a chemical spill inside a Johnson County veterinary clinic sent them to the hospital. reports that a gallon of formaldehyde spilled Wednesday …. This item is available in full to subscribers. Attention subscribers. We have recently launched a new and improved...
Dover, ARCourier News

Obituary: George Waldo

George Harrison Waldo, age 80, of Dover, passed away Monday, May 31, 2021, at Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home in Russellville. He was born December 2, 1940, in Johnson County, Arkansas to the late James Waldo and Ester Moyer Waldo. He loved hunting, fishing and farming. He was a heavy...
Clarksville, ARCourier News

Clarksville creates central 911 center

CLARKSVILLE — The Clarksville Police Department and Johnson County Sheriff’s Office will merge dispatch operations June 1 to form the new Centralized 8911 Dispatch Center. According to the CPD, the purpose of the merger is to improve emergency response by reducing delays caused by transferring emergency calls from one agency to another. The merger will increase the flow of information, allowing first responders to receive information faster.
Kansas City,

Charges filed in 36-year-old Kansas City murder case

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Prosecutors have filed charges against a man in the fatal stabbing 36 years ago of another man in Kansas City. Johnson County prosecutors announced the developments in …. This item is available in full to subscribers. Attention subscribers. We have recently launched a new and...

Voice and Dictation Class Reading to Children

University of the Ozarks students in professor Rebecca Bailey’s voice and dictation class are putting their skills and training to use while also entertaining area children. The students are reading children’s books to their young audience members via Zoom each Thursday for three consecutive weeks in April. The reading project is in partnership with the Johnson County Public Library (JCPL).
Johnson County,

Judge dismisses commissioner's lawsuit over mask mandate

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — A judge dismissed a lawsuit filed against the Blue Valley school district by a Johnson County Commissioner who was denied entry into a district meeting because she …. This item is available in full to subscribers. Attention subscribers. We have recently launched a new and...
Hartman, ARCourier News

Girl survives accident with train

HARTMAN — Johnson County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to an incident Saturday night that involved a teenage girl being struck by a train in Hartman. According to a Facebook post, the location was on the railroad tracks approximately a half-mile east of the South Main Street crossing. A group of four juveniles had been on the railroad bridge when the train approached and one was unable to get off the bridge before the train arrived. She was knocked off the bridge.
Johnson County, ARArkansas Online

Johnson County sheriff's office: Teen struck, injured by train

A teenage girl was struck by a train in Hartman Saturday night, according to a Facebook post from the Johnson County sheriff’s office. A group of four minors was on the railroad bridge when the train approached, and the girl was unable to get off the bridge before the train, deputies said.
Dardanelle, ARCourier News

Bonnie Powell

Bonnie S. Powell, age 85, of Dardanelle, died April 4, 2021, at home surrounded by her loved ones. She was born Jan. 2, 1936, in Johnson County, Ark. Her parents were Morgan Short, Earnest and Rose Harper. Bonnie graduated from Clarksville High School and received her undergraduate degree from Southwestern...
Johnson County, ARCourier News

Felony fugitive arrested in Johnson County

CLARKSVILLE — Johnson County Sheriff Jimmy Stephens led a team of deputies and investigators in a felony fugitive arrest Monday. According to a press release, deputies had developed information that a wanted suspect from Oregon was living under an assumed identity, in the area of Piney, on State Highway 359. He was reported to be armed.

Alumni, Friends Establish Joe Hoing Scholarship

Numerous University of the Ozarks alumni as well as family and friends of Joe Hoing have created an endowed scholarship in memory of the long-time dean of students. Hoing, who died in 2019, served Ozarks as an administrator and instructor from 1984 until his retirement in 2014. He was dean of students at the University for 29 years, where he had a positive and enduring impact on hundreds of students.
Arkansas StateArkansas Online

Johnson County crash kills driver

A crash on a county road in Johnson County killed a driver Thursday night, according to the Arkansas State Police. Felipe Arroyo, 23, of Clarksville was driving east on County Road 4400 at 8:20 p.m. in a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado when he failed to negotiate a curve. The pickup drove off the right side of the road, a crash summary said.
Clarksville, ARCourier News

Safe Haven celebrates one-year anniversary

CLARKSVILLE — Safe Haven, a nonprofit organization in Clarksville, is celebrating its one-year anniversary. In February 2020, Safe Haven opened its doors to serve women in crisis in Johnson County. Despite opening during the COVID-19 pandemic, Safe Haven has been expanding to meet some of Johnson County’s most pressing needs, including substance abuse recovery, housing and education.