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Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2011 17:24:28 -0500
Northwest Arkansas Times | Fayetteville, Arkansas | Friday, June 09, 1950 | Page 1
COGER HONORED FOR WORK WITH MELBOURNE BAND
Former members of the school band in Melbourne, Ark., will gather tomorrow at Melbourne to honor Claude Coger of Fayetteville, who organized the band in 1940 and directed it for six years as a part-time project. Mr. and Mrs. Coger and their son, Fred, will attend the reunion, first to be held by the band. Coger directed the group from 1940 to 1943 and from 1945 to 1948. The family moved to Fayetteville in 1948. The band had a membership of 25 to 30 pieces and wore red-and-white uniforms, purchased by a popular subscription drive in Melbourne, in appearances throughout Central Arkansas
Blytheville Courier News | Blytheville, Arkansas | Monday, December 19, 1966 | Page 10
MELBOURNE, Ark. (AP) - Delbert Harville, 38, of Mount Pleasant, was killed Sunday when a tractor overturned and fell on him in the city limits of Melbourne. Officers said Harville was working on city sewer and water lines when the accident occurred.
Blytheville Courier News | Blytheville, Arkansas | Friday, November 24, 1961 | Page 8
Gun Blast Kills Girl - MELBOURNE, Ark. (AP) -Lena Cross, 16, was killed and a 17-year-old youth was wounded when shotgun fired accidentally at nearby Knob Creek Thursday. Sheriff Boyce Cook said the girl's brother was holding the gun when it went off. James Leonard Blankenship, 17. Of Millington, Tenn. was wounded. He was treated at a Melbourne hospital, then moved to a Memphis hospital, where he was listed in good condition. Cook said Blankenship told his father, Leonard Blankenship, that Ommel Cross Jr. brought a 12-gauge shotgun into the living room to show him and the Cross girl, who were sitting on a couch. The Cross youth was admitted to the Melbourne hospital for treatment of shock.
Northwest Arkansas Times | Fayetteville, Arkansas | Wednesday, December 13, 1967 | Page 13
Pass Vehicle Tax - MELBOURNE, Ark. (AP) - Melbourne residents approved by a vote of 140 to 17 Tuesday the levying of a $5 motor vehicle- tax.
Harrison Times | Harrison, Arkansas | Friday, December 11, 1925 | Page 7
Local News - Mr. and Mrs. B. O. Tolleson left this afternoon for Melbourne, Ark., to attend the funeral of Mr. Tolleson's sister-in-law, Mrs. F. C. Tolleson who died at that place yesterday, the funeral to take place tomorrow at Melbourne.
Courier News, The | Blytheville, Arkansas | Monday, April 12, 1976 | Page 5
Ozarka Vo-Tech School Dedicated - - MELBOURNE, Ark. (AP) - One of "the best ways government can provide opportunities for the nation's people is to provide more and better educational facilities," Sen. Dale Bumpers, D-Ark., said Saturday. Bumpers made his comments at the dedication of the $658,171 Ozarka Vocational-Technical Center, which is the last of the 23 vo-tech centers built under plans approved by the state legislature. Bumpers said the vo-tech center fills a critical void in the area's educational system. Current enrollment at the Melbourne facility is 97 daytime students and 142 night students.
Harrison Times | Harrison, Arkansas | Tuesday, October 22, 1957 | Page 2
Changes of Address - Buck Foley has moved from 621 North Pine to Melbourne, Ark.
Blytheville Courier News | Blytheville, Arkansas | Monday, January 03, 1938 | Page 1
MELBOURNE, ARK. (UP) - Thomas "Uncle Tom" Hodge, 76, is late about discarding pioneer ways. This year he hauled three bales of cotton to the gin from his farm near here by means of oxen. He cultivated 24 acres of cotton, corn, sorghum and truck crops, using oxen. He never has used anything but oxen on his farm.
Harrison Daily Times | Harrison, Arkansas | Saturday, January 04, 1936 | Page 3
Locals - Glenn Smith of Melbourne is spending the week end here with friends en route to the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Smith and family moved this week from Melbourne to Berryville.
Northwest Arkansas Times | Fayetteville, Arkansas, | Wednesday, December 03, 1952, Page 8
Arrests Made In Election Probe In Izard County - Mayor Of Melbourne Released On Bond After Indictment - Melbourne, Ark.-(AP) -The mayor of Melbourne and the brother of Izard County Sheriff-elect Elmer Fudge have been arrested in connection with voting irregularities in last summer's Democratic primary. Mayor Hale Bibb and John Fudge of La Crosse have been released on $500 bond on charges of voting more than once in the August primary. They were named by an Izard County Grand Jury that returned 30 indictments and reversed a state senatorial race after an investigation last month. Twelve other persons also have posted bonds on charges ranging from failing to deliver a register of voters to fraudulent certification of election returns. Seven of the 12 were election officials. Only 15 warrants have been returned to the office of Circuit Clerk Homer Stuart. Sheriff Boyce Cook declined to estimate when the other warrants would be served.
Blytheville Courier News | Blytheville, Arkansas | Wednesday, May 04, 1966 | Page 11
MELBOURNE, Ark. (AP) - W. E. Billingsley of Melbourne said Monday night ill health has forced him to withdraw from the race for the Democratic Party's nomination for attorney general. Billingsley said he had a heart attack about two years ago and his doctors advised him against making the race. His withdrawal leaves three other Democrats in the running
Harrison Times | Harrison, Arkansas | Friday, November 27, 1959 | Page 3
MELBOURNE, Ark. (AP) - Mrs. W. W. Copeland, about 75, burned to death after her clothing caught fire from a cook stove at her home here yesterday. She lived with a son, Monroe, who was not at home at the time. The house was not damaged.
Northwest Arkansas Times | Fayetteville, Arkansas | Saturday, August 16, 1952 | Page 1
May Lead To Court
Losing Candidates Say They Will Take Legal Action - Melbourne, Ark. - (AP) - Apparently illegal voting in Izard County's runoff primary last Tuesday set off a recount of the votes yesterday in one race and a possible appeal to the Democratic Stale Committee. Two apparently defeated candidates said they would take their cases to court, and a third indicated that legal action was a possibility. In a turbulent, three-hour session, the Izard County Democratic Committee canvassed the primary returns and rejected a request by state Sen. Y. M. Mack of Moorefield that it throw out all votes cast in the county in the 18th District Senatorial nomination race. Mack's attorney said the decision would be appealed to the State Committee. The County Committee ordered a recount of all votes cast for state representative and sheriff, with a detailed check of the legality of each ballot. But the committee then decided that such an investigation was impossible and agreed to make only a routine recount, without testing the legality of the vote. Fred Beach, the losing candidate for sheriff, and the defeated representative candidate, R. L. Blair, said such a recount would be unsatisfactory. Hub of the dispute is the fact that Izard County cast about 3,500 votes in the primary although it had issued fewer than 2,400 poll tax receipts. The discrepancy is larger than the victory margin of any of the winners in the three contested races. Mack led Sen. Orville Cheney of Calico Rock in Jackson and Independence Counties, but lost to Cheney in Izard County. Izard gave almost 90 percent of its votes to Cheney, and the state senator won by 745 votes. Elmer Fudge was nominated for sheriff with a 370-vote lead over former State Trooper Fred Beach. Blair lost by 36 votes to Rep. Arthur Harris.
Northwest Arkansas Times | Fayetteville, Arkansas | Tuesday, February 20, 1968 | Page 6
Calico Rock School Directors Eligible
MELBOURNE, Ark. (AP) - Circuit Judge Harrell Simpson of Pocahontas has ruled that both Ralph Terry and R. Darrell Skidmore are eligible to serve on the Calico Rock School Board. Simpson said the Izard County School Board's attempt to remove Terry from the board because he was employed at Jonesboro was "an illegal attempt to delegate judicial authority to a non-judicial body. A suit was filed in Izard County Circuit Court in an attempt to remove Skidmore from the board because he did not own property in the School District at the time of his election.
Northwest Arkansas Times | Fayetteville, Arkansas | Monday, May 17, 1943 | Page 5
Izard Votes Illegal Wine-Beer Melbourne, Ark., May 17- (AP) Another Arkansas County was headed back toward bone dry prohibition today. Incomplete returns from Saturday's local option election Izard County indicated a sweeping dry victory. Approximately one-third of the vote, cast in five of 33 precincts, gave 281 against sale of intoxicants to 31 for sale. The county has barred whisk sales for several years but is served by four retail wine and beer outlets.
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