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Photo by Josh Dooley/The Baxter Bulletin Sgt. Lee Sanders, right, and Eldon Cooper discuss the night Cooper was trapped in a tractor underwater at his Clarkridge home.
This article is reprinted with permission from The Baxter Bulletin, Mountain Home, Arkansas. Eldon Cooper doesn’t consider himself lucky to be alive. This despite being trapped inside the cab of a tractor upside down, submerged in a frigid pond on his Clarkridge, Arkansas, property for more than...

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The 13th annual Blessing of the Fleet will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at Pontiac Cove Marina in Pontiac. The day will begin with a lake, park and highway clean-up sponsored by the marina from 9 a.m. to noon. The marina will provide trash bags and gloves to anyone who participates, and a...

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Eric Morgan, 48, of Gainesville, is being held in the Ozark County Jail on a $10,000 cash-only bond after he was arrested April 10 and charged with possession of methamphetamine and unlawful use of a weapon in connection with allegations that he had a loaded Taurus 9 mm semi-automatic handgun and...
Mega Motorsports, a PowerSports dealer in West Plains, in partnership with manufacturer CFMOTO, has provided this 2017 ZForce 800 EX utility vehicle for use at Cloud 9 Ranch by ranch manager Ed Barfield during the spring and summer riding seasons. Pictured, from left: Mega Motorsports PowerSports...

Ashley Thomas carries her 1-year-old daughter Amanda, know as Deedle to her family, as they prepare to leave Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock with husband and dad Markus Thomas and Deedle’s grandmother, Ann Thomas.
Last week’s Friday the 13th ended with an evening of challenges that Noble residents Ashley and Markus Thomas are unlikely to forget.Friday night, they were at Baxter Cinema in Mountain Home, Arkansas, watching the movie “A Quiet Place” when “everyone’s cell phones started going off with the...

Gainesville Lions Club members, from left, Chris Harlin, John Harlin and Bill Trivitt show some of the items to be included in Friday night’s annual Lions Club auction at Gainesville High School. The auction, now in its 31st year, supports Lions Club projects as well as the Gainesville summer ball program operated by Gainesville Schools. Among the items to be sold this year is a distinctive table lamp, displayed in the center front of the photo, made from steam ship parts and illuminated with “Edison-style” light bulbs. The lamp was one of the items donated by White River Valley Electric Cooperative. The event also includes a “sportsman’s raffle” featuring 14 guns, a gun safe, a utility trailer and other items.
Plans are underway for the Gainesville Lions Club’s 31st annual auction and sportsman raffle, to be held Friday, April 20, at Gainesville High School. This year’s “sportsman’s raffle,” held in conjunction with the auction,  includes 14 firearms, a gun safe, a kayak, a utility trailer, game feeder...

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Connie Danielson, 56, of Drury, and Edward Moore, 52, of Lexington, Kentucky, were taken by an Ava ambulance service to Cox South Hospital in Springfield Sunday with serious injuries sustained in a single-vehicle crash on Highway 95 near Bell Bridge southeast of Rockbridge. First responders with...

photos submitted Charles Fienhold, 61, shown in this undated photo, top right, died Sunday morning in a fire that swept through this motorhome, which served as his permanent residence on Zastrow Lane east of Bakersfield.
A Bakersfield man died early Sunday morning in a fire that swept through his motorhome parked on Zastrow Lane off Highway 142.The body of Charles Fienhold, 61, was found in the burned-out motorhome that served as Fienhold’s permanent residence, said Bakersfield Volunteer Fire Department chief Greg...

The family of Tecumseh resident Michael Dougan, shown here at a linotype machine, traces its newspaper history back 200 years.
Editor’s note: This story about Tecumseh resident Michael Dougan’s book, Community Diaries: Arkansas Newpapering, 1819-2002, is reprinted with permission from the Arkansas Publisher Weekly, published by the Arkansas Press Association. Arkansas Press Association (APA) historian Michael B....
Karen Porter, 51, of Theodosia, has been charged with felony stealing in connection with allegations that she stole more than $2,000 worth of merchandise from Theodosia’s Dollar General store with the aid of former Dollar General employee Kenneth Smith. A $3,000 cash-only bond has been issued in...

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