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Board Votes To Give Each Employee $350, Approves New Facilities Master Plan WOODLAWN - The Woodlawn School Board unanimously approved giving a $350 one-time, nonrecurring payment to all employees during its regular monthly meeting Monday night. In addition, the board also approved the district’s Facilities Master Plan that includes essentially the same projects on its previous plans.

Superintendent Dudley Hume told the school board that about $50,000 had been included in this year’s budget to cover a one-time, non-recurring payment of about $500 per employee, but some unexpected expenses have cut into that amount. Hume explained that due to increased enrollment, the district has had to add another kindergarten and

second grade teacher to the staff which has caused payroll expenses to exceed what they had originally budgeted. On top of that, he said they had included a much-needed school bus in this year’s budget which made the budget even tighter. “I want to give them something, I really do,” Hume said. “But at the

Woodlawn Wrestling Black/White Match To Be Held Between Sr. Girls and Sr. Boys Basketball Game in Physical Education Building Friday, November 22 State Playoffs - Round 2 Rison Wildcats at Magnet Cove Panthers 7 p.m. at Magnet Cove Monday, November 25 Cleveland County School District Dismissed for Thanksgiving

Tuesday, Novemeber 26 Rison Basketball Jr. Girls ‘B’, Jr. Girls, Jr. Boys at Sheridan Junior High 5 p.m. Sheridan Junior High

News Briefs Henderson Appointed Vets Service Officer

RISON - Cleveland County Judge Gary Spears has announced that Vincent Henderson is the new Veterans Service Officer for Cleveland County. Any veterans needing assistance are urged to come by or contact the Cleveland County Veterans Service Office. The office hours are from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and from 8 a.m. to noon on Thursday. The Veterans Service Office is located in the Hall-Morgan Veterans Building across from the courthouse on Sycamore Street in Rison. The telephone number is 325-7205.

County Holiday Fair Seeking Vendors For Dec. 14 Event at Rison

RISON - The annual Holiday Fair, sponsored by the Cleveland County Fair Association, will be held Satuday, Dec. 14 at the fairgrounds. The Fair Assoc., is now taking applications for vendors. Please call Karen Bell Fox at (870) 325-7238 or Arnette Guyer at (870) 866-5422 for more information.

Herald to Publish Tuesday Next Week

RISON - The Cleveland County Herald will publish on Tuesday next week due to the Thanksgiving holiday, Publisher Britt Talent has announced. The Herald usually prints on Wednesday and is delivered to most local mail boxes on Thursday. Talent said the paper will be printed on Tuesday, Nov. 26, so most readers will have their paper in the mail on Wednesday, Nov. 27. Talent encouraged anyone with news they would like to get into next week’s paper to submit it by 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 25. And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him. Colossians 3:17

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Cleveland County Saddle Club Meeting 6:30 p.m. Fairgounds Meeting Room in Rison

Woodlawn Basketball Jr. Girls & Boys, Sr. Girls & Boys vs. Drew Central 4:30 p.m. Woodlawn Gym

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same time, I don’t want to put us in a bind.” For those reasons, Hume said he could only recommend a payment of $300 to $350 per employee. Board member Ray Gavin eventually made a motion to give every employee a $350 payment. His motion was approved by all four board members present: Gavin, Jason Aud, Larry Reynolds and Aaron Tooke. Hume said the $350 payments for each employee will cost the district $33,310. One-time payments have become a popular option for school districts to award employees rather than giving pay raises on the salary schedule that would have to be paid annual from that point forward. Hume told the school board that he met with both the classified personnel policy committee (which represents non-certified staff like office personnel, maintenance staff, bus drivers, etc.) and the certified personnel policy committee (which represents the teachers) to discuss the one-time payment and possible pay raises in the future. He said he explained to the committees that the only way the district will be in a position to afford longterm pay raises is to reduce staff to free up money for the raises, or see an increase in enrollment that will bring in the extra money to support the raises. Hume said the reduction in staff could come through natural attrition, but in those cases, the rest of the

staff would have to be in a position to absorb the work handled by that staff member. As for the enrollment, school districts depend on what is referred to as “foundation money” from the state for much of its funding. Each district receives a set amount for each student in the school district. That amount is currently more than $6,000 per student. Therefore, the more students in the district, the more money the district receives from the state. Facilities Master Plan After holding a brief public meeting before the school board meeting to review the district’s Facilities Master Plan, the board unanimously approved a resolution supporting the plan during the regular board meeting. Every other year, the Arkansas Department of Education requires each school district to submit an updated Facilities Master Plan. The plan essentially outlines what the district needs as far as new construction or upgrades of school buildings or infrastructure within the next six years. The districts, however, are not obligated to carry out any of the projects listed on the plan. Hume said this year’s plan is essentially just an updated version of the facilities plan submitted two years ago. Here is an overview of the projects listed by the proposed school years for them to take place: (see WOODLAWN page 10)

KINGSLAND - The Kingsland City Council unanimously approved a motion Monday night to no longer accept cash payments for water bills at Kingsland City Hall due to safety concerns. The new policy will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2014. Recorder/Treasurer Leann Huntley said the move comes after a break-in at the city hall complex in October resulted in some cash payments being stolen from the city. The matter was discussed during a lengthy regular monthly meeting of Kingsland City Council Monday night at city hall. Huntley said council member Jennifer Williams made the motion to implement the new nocash payment policy at city hall. Huntley pointed out that the nocash policy is only for Kingsland City Hall. Water customers who want to pay with cash can still do so at the Centennial Bank branch in Fordyce. On the subject of money, the council approved forming a Budget Committee that will consist of Mayor Charles Crain, City Treasurer Leann Huntley, Water Department Manager Betty Carol Lane and two city council members, Williams and Sharon Crosby. Huntley said the budget committee

is scheduled to meet Dec. 5 to begin developing the 2014 city budget. Also during Monday night’s meeting: • The council unanimously approved a motion by Alderman Marvin Crain to have the city buy a 2012 Toyota Tundra pickup for $22,000 to be used by the city as well as the water and sewer departments. Huntley said each entity - the city, the water department and the sewer - department will pay a third of the cost for the truck. • The council approved by motion by Crosby to change the starting time of the city council meetings from 7 to 6 p.m. Huntley said the new starting time will take effect with the next regular monthly meeting date on Dec. 16. The Kingsland City Council meets on the third Monday of each month. • The council approved a motion to allow the city to sell a .22 caliber rifle it owns to a local gun collector. • It was announced that the annual Kingsland Christmas Tree Lighting will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, at Kingsland City Hall. In addition to the lighting of the Christmas tree, there will also be Christmas carols and refreshments.

Kingsland To Stop Taking Cash For Rison Runs Past Mountainburg; Water Bill Payments ‘CATS HAMMER MOUNTAINBURG - Rison’s Eric Leopard (no. 5, bottom of photo) and teammate Tristan Ward (no. 64) smother an unidentified Mountainburg running back during the Wildcats’ 52-6 victory over the Dragons in opening ronte of the Class 2A state playoffs last Friday night at Mountainburg. Rison will play at Magnet Cove at 7 p.m. this Friday, Nov. 22. in the second round of the playoffs. (Photo by Britt Talent)

Takes On Magnet Cove Friday RISON - The Rison Wildcats will take on the Magnet Cove Panthers at 7 p.m. this Friday, Nov. 22, in the second round of the Class 2A State Playoffs at Magnet Cove. Rison advances to the second round by virtue of its 52-6 shellacking of the Mountainburg Dragons in the opening round of the playoffs last Friday night at Mountainburg. The Wildcats had more than 400 yards rushing in the first half alone

as they built in a 42-0 halftime before cruising to victory in the second half. Both teams were no. 3 seeds out of their respective conferences: Rison from the 8-2A and Mountainburg from the 4-2A. Magnet Cove, the no. 1 seed out of the 5-2A conference, is 8-2-1 on the season after blasting Union Christian, the no. 5 seed out of the 4-2A conference, 63-21, in its first round matchup last week.

The winner of this game will advance to the quarterfinals to face whoever comes out on top between Carlisle and Conway Christian. The team with the highest conference seeding will host that game. For a complete wrap up of the Mountainburg game plus a look at the Magnet Cove matchup and a complete bracket with scores, see page 8 of this issue of The Herald.

RISON - The Second Annual Cleveland County Christmas Parade and Festival will be held Thursday, Dec. 5, in downtown Rison, Rison Shine Downtown Development has announced. The festival with vendors and live entertainment will kick off inside the FBT Community Park at about 5 p.m. with the parade starting at 6:30 p.m. Santa Claus will be arriving at the end of the parade, and children will have an opportunity to visit with Santa in the park after the parade. Britt Talent, president of Rison Shine, is encouraging local schools,

clubs, churches and businesses to consider putting a lighted float in the parade or perhaps setting up a booth inside the FBT Community Park as part of the festival in downtown Rison. There is no charge for the booth space. “This is a great opportunity for a local crafts people to sell their wares or for a non-profit group to hold a fundraiser,” Talent said. In addition, The Bank of Rison has announced that it will be sponsoring a contest for the best decorated non-commercial float in the parade. First place will receive $100, second

place $50 and third place $25. Festival Vendors/Entertainment Booth space will once again be free of charge. Crafters, businesses, churches, clubs and other organizations are invited to the set up a booth inside the park. “Before or after the parade, we want folks to drop by the festival that will be held in the Community Park to take in the entertainment and browse around the booths,” Talent said. “We’re expecting to have some local pickers performing before the parade and the Rison High School (see CHRISTMAS page 10)

Cleveland County Christmas Parade, Festival Set For Dec. 5

Care Fund Seeks Donations To Help Provide Necessities To Local Students RISON - The Cleveland County Herald is once again seeking donations from readers for the Cleveland County Care Fund, a special fund set up to help needy students across the county. The Care Fund is essentially a pool of money that teachers and counselors at every school campus in Cleveland County can use to help a student in need. The fund has been used to provide everything from clothes to medical care. “Our teachers, counselors and school officials are often times on the front lines when it comes to see-

ing the unmeet needs of children right here in Cleveland County,” said Britt Talent, publisher of the Cleveland County Herald. “A lot of times they try to do what they can out of their own pockets, but sometimes that simply isn’t enough to meet the needs. “That’s where the Care Fund comes in,” he said. “It’s essentially a pool of money that teachers, counselors and other school officials can tap into when a need arises.” Talent said there are no administrative costs connected to the fund and 100 percent of every donation goes

directly to the students. “Right now, the fund is exhausted,” Talent said. “We hope this drive during the holiday season can replenish it.” Angelia Crouse, the counselor at Kingsland Elementary and soon to be the counselor at Rison High School, has used the fund several times for students at both campuses within the Cleveland County School District. “What a blessing this fund has been at times of need for parents and students,” Crouse said. “In the past, (see CARE FUND page 10)

Santa Letters Due Dec. 4! Get Your Letter In!

NORTH POLE - In just a few weeks, The Cleveland County Herald will publish its annual “Letters To Santa” issue on Wednesday, Dec. 12! That means the time is now to get in the Christmas spirit and get your letter in! Hurry, the deadline for having your Santa Claus letter published in the Cleveland County Herald is Wednesday, Dec. 4! The Herald will be taking “Letters to Santa” through Wednesday, Dec. 4. Late letters are not guaranteed to be published. All letters, including those from schools and daycare centers, need to be turned in by Wednesday, Dec. 4. We encourage all schools and daycare centers to have each teacher/staff member type and email your letters to us. Letters can be addressed to: Santa Claus, c/o Cleveland County Herald, P.O. Box 657, Rison, AR 71665. Letters can be emailed to santa@clevelandcountyherald.com

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Smith, Whittington To Wed Nov. 30 At First Baptist Church Sheila Smith and Gary Whittington will exchange wedding vows at First Baptist Church on Mockingbird Lane Nov. 30, 2013 at 2 p.m. Sheila is the daughter of Virginia Brewer. She is a 1980 graduate of Rison High School. She attended college at the University of Arkan-

sas in Fayetteville, Wichita State University in Wichita, Kan.; and Eastern Oklahoma State College in Wilburton, Okla. Gary is the son of Gustava Harvey. He is retired. All family and friends are welcome to attend.

Senior Citizens Center RISON - The Cleveland County Senior Citizens Center is open weekdays with lunches served each day. Bingo games with prizes are held from 10 to 11 a.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The center will be closed Nov. 2829 for Thanksgiving For more information about the Senior Citizens Center and its programs, call center director Mary Van Ness at (870) 325-6259. Guest Speakers The center hosts different guests speakers each month beginning at 10:30 a.m. each date. Guest speakers include: Nov. 21 Devotional by Bro. Swigyer Dec. 5 Devotional by Bro. Dennis Blackerby Dec. 12 Devotional by Rev. Richard Rogers Dec. 17 The Gospel Cousins musical group will be performing Dec. 19 Devotional by Bro. Bob

Raines Dec. 24 Singer Amanda Edmondson will perform Lunch Menu (Served 11:30 a.m.) Thursday, Nov. 21 - Meatballs with gravy, garlic whipped potatoes, mixed greens, cornbread, season fruit, milk. Friday, Nov. 22 - Sliced turkey breast with gravy, twice baked potatoes, California vegetables, dinner roll, orange gelatin, milk. Monday, Nov. 25 - Swiss steak, garlic whipped potatoes, broccoli, wheat bread, yellow cake, milk. Tuesday, Nov. 26 - Beef taco, shredded cheese, Mexican rice, country tomatoes, flour tortilla, cherry delight, milk, taco sauce. Wednesday, Nov. 27 - Sliced turkey breast, turkey gravy, cornbread dressing, parslied carrots, Texas bread, carnival cookie, milk. Thursday and Friday, Nov. 2829 - Closed for Thanksgiving

School Lunches RISON-KINGSLAND School is out all week for Thanksgiving holidays. WOODLAWN MONDAY-BREAKFAST: Morning sausage rolls, cereal with fruit, milk and juice. LINE ONE: Hot ham

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and cheese, sweet potato fries, celery and carrot sticks, ranch dip, juice bars, pears and milk. LINE TWO: Crispitos, broccoli and carrots with ranch dip, salsa, corn, peaches and milk. TUESDAY-BREAKFAST: Biscuit and gravy, cereal with fruit, milk and juice. LINE ONE: Chicken fried steaks, cream potatoes, steamed broccoli, rolls, pineapple pleasure and milk. LINE TWO: Cheeseburgers, fries with ketchup, sandwich trimmings, apple wedges with caramel dip and milk. School is out Wednesday, Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving holidays.

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State, Local Police Agencies Enforcing Seat Belt Laws During Thanksgiving Week LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas State Troopers are joining forces with other state and local law enforcement officers during the Thanksgiving holiday season in a crack-down on seat belt law violations. The Thanksgiving holiday is typically one of the busiest travel periods, both in Arkansas and across the nation. Traffic crash statistics from 2011, which represent the latest data set currently available, indicate there were 249 passenger vehicle occupant deaths nationally during the Thanksgiving reporting period. Fifty percent of those killed were not wearing seat belts. In Arkansas, during the holiday reporting period, three people lost their lives and 241 people were seriously injured. “You will see our State Troopers out in force beginning November 25, and we’ll be showing zero tolerance for anyone who is not wearing a seat belt,” said Colonel Stan Witt, Director of the Arkansas State Police and Governor’s Highway Safety Representative. “Our goal is simple. We’ll strictly enforce the law in order to save more lives. If you are caught not wearing your seat belt, you can expect to be ticketed.” An intensified enforcement emphasis will be noticed along Interstate 40 during the most heavily traveled hours of the Thanksgiving holiday. “The Arkansas State Police will partner with several other states including Tennessee, Oklahoma and Texas in an additional enforcement effort designed to protect motorists along the I-40 corridor,” Colonel Witt remarked. Each state plans to

assign a trooper to every 20 mile segment of Interstate 40 during peak traffic hours. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), seat belts saved almost 12,000 lives nationwide in 2011. Research indicates that with proper seat belt use, the risk of fatal injury to front seat passengers is reduced by 45 percent, and the risk of moderate to serious injury is reduced by 50 percent. Despite the law that requires the use of seat belts and the proven safety benefits, too many people are failing to get the message. In 2011, 52 percent of the 21,253 passenger vehicle occupants killed in motor vehicle crashes did not wear seat belts at the time of the crash. “Buckling up is a proven life saver, but it’s often forgotten during rush of holiday travel,” said Colonel Witt. “Whether you’re driving across the country or just across town, buckling up is one of the best ways to ensure that you arrive safely at your destination. Unfortunately, it sometimes takes a traffic ticket to get people to pay attention to this very simple message.” The Arkansas State Police encourage motorists to practice safe driving habits year round beginning with buckling up before leaving the driveway. For more information about the Thanksgiving “Click It or Ticket” campaign, visit www.TrafficSafetyMarketing.gov or call the Arkansas Highway Safety Office at (501) 6188136.

New Edinburg By James Boney Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.John 17:17 KJV Birthdays this week include: Toby Johnson - Nov. 17, Melody Grice Nov. 19, Brandon Pipes - Nov. 22, Mary Jones - Nov. 23, Deb Jones and Jim Thompson - Nov. 24. Hello, all my dear readers, fans, detractors, and rabid followers. I trust you all had a good time slaughtering any deer that dared present a rack. As we approach the holiday season, the Christmas lights are up all across town. Hats off to the Jarrett family, the Wagnons and others who take time to make this happen. The Christmas open house tour has two homes signed up so far, but needs more. Contact Melody Spears if you’re interested. The proceeds of the tour go to replace bulbs in the

Christmas lights. If you want to make a straight donation, send your donations to NECC at P.O. Box 23, New Edinburg, AR 71660, and please designate it for Christmas lights. The White Mustang Band will be performing for a fundraiser for Paul and Doris Jankowski at the New Edinburg Community Center on Dec. 6 from 8 to 11 p.m. Admission is $6.00. No alcohol allowed. Paul is in Baptist Hospital now. He suffered a stroke a few days ago, after having four surgeries recently. Come out and enjoy the great music of the White Mustang Band. If you have items of interest for this column, feel free to get them to me before Monday. This column will appear on the internet at http:// WeAreTheEagles.blogspot.com. Go Eagles.

Southern Hills SIPES COTTAGE I Laverne Hill visited by John and Shirley Pennington from Punxsutawny, Pennsylvania. WILSON COTTAGE II Frances Lee and everyone visited by Shirley Mullin. Bertie Rowland visited by Brooke Lunsford and kids. Gladys Spakes visited by Carolyn Spakes. Frances Lee visited by Peggy and Eli Blackledge, Connie Womack, Sandy Hodges, Sandy Womack, Brittany, Addison, Nathan and Cambree McQueen. Shirley Jackson visited by Ruby Adair, Betty Wilke. Shirley Allison visited all friends in Cottage II. McKINNEY COTTTAGE III Lorene Morrison visited by Pastor Julius Carter and wife Mildred. Rison United Methodist visited with a devotional Wednesday. Eathy Meeks, JoBob Woodell and Carolyn Outlaw visited by Sam and Linda Vinson. Maxine Phillips visited by Barbara Phillips. Elvalee Sipes visited by Diane Bradshaw, Peggy Jones, Kay Moore and James Whitten. SADLER COTTAGE IV Hankey Gwin visited by Bennie Bradshaw, Peggy and Eli Black-

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ledge, Kat Gwin, Scot Gwin and Artie Gwin. Bethel No. 1 WMA visited residents last Monday. CURRY COTTAGE V Charles VanNess visited by Bro Julius Carter and wife Mildred. Gertrude Koon and all visited by Mary Ann Powell. Visiting with everyone on Thursday was Bethel No. 1 WMA. Dollar Bingo Winners were John Pate and Otis Rchardson. John Reed visited by J.L. Johnston. Rison United Methodist Church visited everyone Sunday. Shirley Allison visited Gertrude Koon and other friends on Sunday. PUTERBAUGH COTTAGE VI Visiting with everyone were Claudine Green, Syble Kitchens, Jane Jacobs, Darran Kea, Belva White, Barbara Jacks, Floyd Brown, Helen Oliger, Glenna Knowles. Patsy Wilson visited by Ruth Phillips, Beatrice Burke, Barbara Ashcraft, Irene and Lynn Wooley. WMA of Bethel No. 1 visited everyone Wednesday. Eugene Thornberry visited by Virginia Steitler, Glen, and John Steitler. Catherine DeuPree visited by Vickie Red.

OPEN HOUSE DATES: Nov. 24, 1-3 PM & Dec. 6th, 1-5PM TRACT 1: 346± Acres. TRACT 2: Home & 10± Acres. 3,000± Sq. Ft. brick home with 3 bedrooms, 2 Full Baths & 2 half baths. TRACT 3: 190± Acres 30’ x 60’ metal building; Barn Master 36’ x 36’ horse barn w/6 stalls. 60’ x 100’ hay barn; 20’ x 100’ pipe/metal covered hay storage. There is an irrigation well (1,000’ deep) pumps 350 g.p.m., 24 hours with 20’ drop down, 6 5/8” casing, 4” sub pump. Pond is 17± feet deep. TERMS: Look online or call for brochure to get terms and any other info needed. Brent Graves, Texas Broker 0497549. Texas Auction License #13507

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Pecan Perfection Tiny Pecan Pies

By Janet Tharpe Pecan pie in a smaller size...what a great idea! This means I can eat two or three and not feel guilty (right?). Kathy Sterling’s Tiny Pecan Pies are music to my taste buds. The buttery crust and the rich filling are oh so delicious. The perfect treat for any holiday dessert table. See step-by-step photos of Kathy’s recipe plus thousands more from home cooks nationwide at: www.justapinch.com/pecanpies You’ll also find a meal planner, coupons and chances to win! Enjoy and remember, use “just a pinch”... -Janet “My family loves these–they go fast!” Kathy Sterling, Cypress, TX (Pop. 146,735) What You Need: 3 oz cream cheese, room temperature 1/2 c butter, softened 1 c flour, sifted 1 egg 3/4 c brown sugar, firmly packed 1/8 tsp salt 1 tbsp butter 2/3 c pecans, in pieces 1 tsp vanilla extract Directions: • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. • Mix cream cheese and butter together • Stir in flour. • Chill dough for 1 hour. • Shape dough into 24 balls and place in 24 muffin tins • Press dough into regular muffin tins, working it up the sides and into the bottom. *Note: Mini muffin tins can be used but you may need to reduce the cooking time. • Sprinkle 1/2 of the pecans into the bottom of the dough lined muffin cups. • Beat together egg, 1 tbsp of butter, brown sugar, salt and vanilla until smooth. • Spoon filling over the pecans in the muffin cups. • Top with remaining pecans. • Bake at 325 degrees for 25 minutes or until set. • Cool completely before removing from muffin tins. © Just A Pinch Recipe Club. Used by Permission.

Submit Your Favorite Recipes! The Herald is always looking for local cooks who would be willing to share some of their favorite recipes with our readers. Recipes can be submitted by email at ccherald@tds.net or you can send it to us at P.O. Box 657, Rison, AR 71665, or fax it to us at (870) 3256127. Please include your name and phone number for verification.

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Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF CLEVELAND COUNTY, ARKANSAS PROBATE DIVISION IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF FRANKIE DEAN REYNOLDS WILSON, DECEASED CASE NO. PR 2013-25-1 Last known address of decedent: 6710 Highway 63, Rison, Arkansas, 71665 Date of Death: July 31,2013 An instrument dated October 3, 1989 was on November 1, 2013 admitted to probate as the Last Will of the above named decedent, and the undersigned has been appointed Co-Executors thereunder. A contest of the probate of the Will can be effected only by filing a petition with the time provided by law. All persons having claims against the estate, including claims for injury or death caused by the negligence of the decedent, must exhibit them, duly verified, to the undersigned within six (6) months from the date of the first publication of this notice, or they shall be forever barred and precluded from any benefit in the estate. The notice first published the 20th day of November, 2013. Co-Executors: Katenia Chambers (a.k.a. Katenia Wilson Adams), Robert H. Wilson, Jr., and Lane Edward Wilson c/o OWENS LAW FIRM 7500 Dollarway Road, Suite 405 White Hall, AR 71602 Attorney for Co-Executors


Families Will Be Paying Less For Thanksgiving This Year LITTLE ROCK — It will cost families less to prepare the Thanksgiving meal this year, due largely to lower prices for frozen turkey and a gallon of whole milk. According to Arkansas Farm Bureau’s 28th annual survey, it will cost $42.63 for a family of 10, or $4.26 per person, to enjoy the feast. Last year’s average was $45.12. The statewide average is based on responses from members of the Farm Bureau Women’s Committee and other volunteers who surveyed food prices at 11 grocery stores and supermarkets across the state. They were asked to report the “best instore price” of 12 items included in the meal. They are allowed to take advantage of advertised specials, excluding discount coupons and purchase requirements. Arkansas Farm Bureau President Randy Veach says the drop in the cost of the meal is remarkable, especially in light of the drought farmers have endured the past several years. “The fact the cost of the traditional Thanksgiving dinner is more than $2 lower than last year remains a testament to the efficiencies of our food production system,” said Veach. “Though the drought eased somewhat this year, American farmers and ranchers continue to face high energy and production costs. Yet because of their reliance on the latest research and technology, consumer prices for food products remain stable and are actually seeing declines in some sectors. “Because we have such a bountiful supply, American families will be able to enjoy this meal and share it with others. That is truly reason to give thanks.” Arkansas food prices continue to remain more affordable than elsewhere. American Farm Bureau conducts a national survey to gauge price trends across the country and reported an average of $49.04 to prepare the meal this year. Though unscientific, the survey is intended to be a gauge of actual price trends across Arkansas and the nation. The survey period was Nov.

1-12. The shopping list has remained unchanged since 1986 to allow consistent price comparisons. “Arkansas consumers will enjoy a 5 percent drop in cost compared to last year,” said Travis Justice, Arkansas Farm Bureau’s chief economist. “Lower prices on turkey and sweet potatoes account for much of the price difference from a year ago. “Turkey supplies have increased this year due to lower feed prices, while sweet potatoes benefited from this year’s milder growing conditions. Both of these items were negatively impacted by the heat and drought in 2012.” After rising sharply two years ago, the average price of a 16-pound young tom turkey this year fell $2.26 to $15.59 ($.98 cents per pound). Turkey prices are higher nationwide. American Farm Bureau reported an average of $1.36 per pound. Another major driver of the survey is the cost of a gallon of whole milk. After rising more than a dollar between 2010 and 2011, the average price this year dropped 12 cents to $4.00. Also contributing to the overall decline was a 22 cent drop for three pounds of sweet potatoes and 32 cent drop for a 12-ounce package of cranberries. Other items included in the meal that saw modest price declines were a package of brown and serve rolls, frozen green peas, a pound of carrots, and half pint of whipping cream. Items that saw price increases were cubed stuffing up 47 cents to $2.41, a 30-ounce can of pumpkin pie mix, up 28 cents to $3.09, a two-count package of frozen pie shells, up a nickel to $2.22 and bunch of celery, up 38 cents to $1.74. A group of miscellaneous items including coffee and items needed to prepare the meal was $3.20. Individual totals ranged from a low of $37.68 in Forrest City, to $48.79 in Lake Village. Arkansas Farm Bureau is a nonprofit, private advocacy organization of more than 195,000 families throughout the state working to improve farm and rural life.

Church News Kingsland Assem. of God Rison Thanksgiving Service Set For Nov. 24 Thanksgiving Worship RISON - This year’s Rison Com- Service Planned Nov. 24 munity Thanksgiving Service will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, at Rison United Methodist Church, organizers have announced. The new pastor of Trinity Faith Assembly of God, Rev. Ken Swiger, will deliver the message. Rev. Jonathan Hall, pastor of Cornerstone Church of God, will pray over the love offering that will be taken. This selfless gift will be used to help benefit individuals in our community throughout the year. In addition to the three churches mentioned, Rison Baptist Church is also a participating church in the ministerial alliance which supports the Easter Community Sunrise Service in addition to the Community Thanksgiving Service. Rev. Richard Rogers, the host pastor of Rison United Methodist Church, invites you to come and be blessed.

Fate of Mt. Zion MBC Subject of Meeting

RISON - Members and others interested in the future of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church at the Bowman township north of Rison are encouraged to attend a meeting to be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the future of the church, which is located on Dunkeffie Road just west of the Hwy. 133 intersection.

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KINGSLAND - A Thanksgiving Worship Service will be held at Kingsland Assembly of God Church Sunday, Nov. 24 at 6 p.m. The guest speaker for the evening is Dusty Rhodes from Fordyce. The public is invited to attend.

Guest Josh Bolland To Preach At Mt. Carmel Sundays in December

RISON - Josh Bolland will be the guest preacher at the Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church Sundays in December. Bolland will preach Dec. 1, 8, 15, and 22. He has recently accepted God’s call into ministry and he will be preaching the message God has laid on his heart beginning at 9:30 each Sunday morning. Mt. Carmel UMC is located just off Hwy 79 and on Mt. Carmel Rd. east of the rest area. Come and hear the freshness of God’s Word. Host pastor Richard Rogers invites everyone to come and be blessed.

Moms And Prayer Meet Thursdays At First Bapt.

KINGSLAND - Moms and Prayer meets each Thursday at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Kingsland. If you are concerned about our school children, staff and administration, join us as we pray for them. The group is interdenominational. For more information call Mary Langford 501-626-9982.

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Birthday

Willie Mae Hebert To Celebrate 90th Birthday Nov. 23

RISON - Willie Mae Hebert will celebrate her 90th birthday Saturday, Nov. 23 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Summit Baptist Church (901 Ridgway, Pine Bluff). The family invites friends and family to attend, but asks that no gifts be sent, only cards. Cards can be mailed to Joann (Hebert) West, 6704 Pinewood Cove, Pine Bluff, AR 71603. For more info, call Joann at (870) 489-0433.

Birth

Lucas Paul Brockling

Brocking Family Welcomes Baby Boy

RISON - Lydia Brockling joins her parents, Michael and Kimberly Brockling, in proudly announcing the birth of their baby boy Lucas Paul Brockling. Lucas was born at 8:37 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013 at UAMS in Little Rock. He weighed 8.5 lbs., and was 21-1/2 inches long. Proud grandparents are Paul and Lois Brockling of Woodlawn, Becky Rainbolt of Star City, and Great Granny Alma Luker of Dumas.

News Briefs County Saddle Club Will Meet on Nov. 21

RISON - The Cleveland County Saddle Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, in the Cleveland County Fairgrounds meeting room. The club will be planning saddle club activities for 2014. For more information, call George Fox at (870) 325-7238.

Hunter Arrested For Killing Deer on UAM Land Near Monticello

MONTICELLO – A Michigan man has been charged with illegally killing a deer on property owned by the University of Arkansas at Monticello. Gregory Shaw, 40, of Taylor, Mich., was seen hunting on the Old Prisoner of War Camp owned by UAM. The land is east of Monticello on Arkansas Highway 35 and is not attached to the campus. Shaw killed the six-point buck Nov. 11. After a background check on Shaw, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission wildlife officers found that he was wanted on a $250,000 warrant in Arizona for several drug-related charges. Maricopa County, Arizona, authorities said they would pursue extradition of Shaw. Shaw has been charged in Arkansas with hunting without permission, no hunter orange and being a non-resident illegally possessing an Arkansas resident license. Fines for the Arkansas hunting violations totaled more than $1,000. The deer was seized and donated to Arkansas Hunters Feeding the Hungry. Shaw is being held at the Drew County Detention Facility in Monticello, awaiting extradition.

Large Item Trash Pick-Up Availalble To County Residents

RISON - Residents living the county can have large items picked up for disposal the third Friday of each month by calling Get Rid of It toll free at 1-800-996-0012 to schedule a pick up. Large items include beds, furntiure, dishwashers, dryers, washing machines and other large items that are not electronic or contain freone. Cleveland County Judge Gary Spears noted that old electronic equipment (televisions, computers, etc.) and old refrigerators/freezers can be dropped off at the transfer station located on Hwy. 79 at Rison.

West Saline Center To Host Fundraiser

NEW EDINBURG - The West Saline Community Center at New Edinburg will have a fundraising event as a dance with a D.J. on Saturday, Nov. 23, from 7 p.m. until midnight. Cost is $5.

County Holiday Fair Set For Dec. 14

RISON - The annual Holiday Fair, sponsored by the Cleveland County Fair Association, will be held Satuday, Dec. 14 at the fairgrounds. The Fair Assoc., is now taking applications for vendors. Please call Karen Bell Fox at 870-325-7238 or Arnette Guyer at 870-866-5422 for more information.

First Sunday Lunch To Be Held Dec. 1

RISON - The Cleveland County Fair Board will host its “First Sunday Lunch” fundraiser from 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds meeting room in Rison. The times are set to make it convenient for all members of all church congregations to come enjoy a home-cooked meal and support the Cleveland County Fair Association and its scholarship programs.

Adult Ed Offers Free GED Instruction, Test

RISON - SAU Tech Adult Education Services offers services in five counties including Cleveland County at the SAU Tech Adult Education Center at 211 Main Street in downtown Rison. The center provides GED preparation, basic skill improvement, job readiness training, and training in Microsoft programs through the Microsoft IT Academy. It’s time to give yourself a gift and come see us at the center to brush up on your skills! The center’s hours are noon to 4 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, and 4:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. Don’t wait! The GED is still FREE. Starting January 2014, there will be a charge to take the GED exam. For more information about the Cleveland County Adult education Center, call (870) 325- 6100. For information on adult education in your area, call (870) 837-4001.

Morrison, Rinehart Exchange Vows on Flordia Beach Dr. Kathryn Michelle Morrison and Dr. Douglas Dwain Rinehart exchanged wedding vows on August 5, 2013, at Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, in the presence of their families. The Rev. Gene Harris officiated the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Steve Morrison of Monticello. She is the granddaughter of Ms. Patsy Higgins of El Dorado, the late Donald F Gold, and Mr. and Mrs. Ray Morrison of Rison. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Rinehart of Jonesboro. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Ladymon of Clarkton, Missouri, and Ms. Marie Rinehart of Clarkton, Missouri. The ceremony took place on the beach at Watercolor Inn and Resort. The bride and groom were married under a four-post bamboo canopy with white flowing, draping fabric overhead. Nuptial music was provided by a duet of violins. Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a A-line gown of ivory Vicenza organza designed by Maggie Sottero. Billowing bustles and a panel of generously draped fabric adorned the fitted bodice with a sweetheart neckline and corset closure. To com-

plete her ensemble, she wore a single layer birdcage veil. She carried a bouquet of white roses, white dendrobium orchids, mini green hydrangea, green hypericum berries, white ranunculus, and mini calla lilies hand-tied and wrapped in ivory satin ribbon and a monogrammed handkerchief with her Chi Omega pledge sisters wedding dates engraved. Jaelle Morrison, cousin of the bride, passed out monogrammed fans before the ceremony began. After the ceremony, the guests watched the sun go down as they enjoyed appetizers on the veranda overlooking the gulf at the Watercolor Inn. Guests were then seated for a formal dinner in the Fish Out of Water Wine Room located in the Inn. The guest tables were covered with floor-length white linen cloths and featured mercury glass votives and long white ceramic vases filled with white roses, mini white hydrangea, calla lilies, and green berries. The wedding cake was a traditional two tiered cake decorated with flowers to match the bride’s bouquet. After a honeymoon to the One and Only Resort in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, the couple is at home in Little Rock.

Education News Local NWTF Chapter RHS Plans Scholarship Offering Scholarship Info Meeting For Dec. 2 RISON - The Cleveland County Cutters and Strutters Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation is currently accepting scholarship applications from local high school students in Cleveland County, said Terry Thompson of the Cutters and Strutters. The deadline for applications is Jan. 1, 2014. No exceptions will be made on the deadline. The applications must be in the scholarship chairman’s possession by 5 p.m. on Jan. 1, 2014. Thompson is serving as the scholarship chair. Thompson said there is a possibility of having two winners this year in a first- and second-place arrangement. This will be determined later. If so, the first place winner will also be eligible for a $1,000 state NWTF scholarship, and if selected for that scholarship, will also be in the running for the NWTF’s $10,000 National Scholarship to be announced in March 2014. Thompson said local scholarship recepients will be awarded a minimum of $500. Applications can be downloaded at: www.nwtf.org/hunting-heritage/ images/scholarship-application.pdf Please send all completed applications to: Terry Thompson, 120 Rye Cut-Off, Rison, AR 71665

RISON - Rison High School will hold a scholarship information meeting for juniors and seniors Monday, Dec. 2 at 6 p.m. Parents are invited to attend the meeting which covers available scholarships for students and application deadlines.

Head Start Plans Book Drive Throughout Nov.

The Cleveland County Head Start AmeriCorps are conducting a book drive to collect new or gently used preschool children’s books for the use by the Cleveland County Head Start Program Just bring your new or gently used books and drop them off at collection boxes at any of Cleveand County’s three Head Start Centers (Kingsland, Rison and Woodlawn). The books will then be distributed to the students of Head Start. The book drive will run the entire month of November. Find out more by contacting Head Start’s AmeriCorps employees Laura Stanfield (870-357-2579) or Callie Parker (870-325-6324).

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Jim Davidson I Pray You Enough!

WOODLAWN 5TH GRADE HONORS VETERANS - Mrs. Ann Rodgers’ and Mrs. Tonya Williams’ fifth grade classes at Woodlawn Elementary School recently honored Veterans on Veterans’ Day. The students made paper poppy flowers as tributes and asked for donations to receive a flower in hopes of getting enough money to send one Veteran and his or her family out to eat. The students raied enough money to send six Veterans and their spouses out to eat. The six men joined a special assembly to speak about their experience in the military. It was a very touching and emotional assembly for all, as well as important for the elementary students to see the role the men, who all live in their community, played in our history. Those in attendance were Danny Jacks, Charles Bates, James Jones, Bruce Brown and Chris Kill. Kevin Foote was unable to attend, but his grandmother accepted his gift on his behalf.

News Briefs Woodlawn’s Owens Selected for RA Spot

LITTLE ROCK - Carrie Owens of Rison, a graduate of Woodlawn High School, has been serving as a residential assistant at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Office of Student Housing for the 2013-14 academic year. UALR has named 35 students for the honor, who are chosen from a competitive pool of applicants. The students serve as mentors and leaders at one of four residential housing options that serve UALR students across the campus. Students chosen as a residential assistant receive housing accommodations, a $250 per month stipend, free phone line for local calls, a waiver on activity fees, and complimentary laundry privileges. Residential assistants must have at least a 2.5 grade point average and a minimum of 24 credit hours to be considered for the position. In ad-

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WHS Beta Club To Host Sr. Citizen Appreciation Luncheon Dec. 3

WOODLAWN - The Woodlawn High School Beta Club will host its fifth annual senior citizen appreciation luncheon Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 12 Noon in the WHS Open Classroom

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ALL REGION CHOIR - Hailey Conner, a sophomore at Woodlawn High School, sang in the Southeast Arkansas All Region High School Choir Saturday, Nov. 16 at Drew Central High School in Monticello. Hailey is the daughter of Jeff and Carman Conner of the Woodlawn community.

ALL REGION JUNIOR CHOIR - Madelyn Swinney, a 7th grader at Woodlawn Junior High School, sang in the Southeast Arkansas All Region Junior High School Choir Saturday, Nov. 16 at Drew Central High School in Monticello. Madelyn is the daughter of Brian and Kelly Swinney of the Rye community.

Rowell By Mary Ann Parrish My body just cannot adjust to this weather. Down in the 20s part of this past week and then 70s and 80s the rest. I have started my Christmas shopping and though I’ve only bought a few, our family is growing, so I’ve got lots more to do! All churches were well attended this past Sunday. There is no greater feeling than going to church with your family and feel your mind with God’s word before facing the ole world on Monday! Deer season has been productive this week and I always enjoy hearing about the kids that got the biggest one in the woods and seeing their pictures in The Herald. Christy and Katie Donaldson, Betty Jacks, Patti Wilson, Marcell Jacks, Kagan Easter, Mary Ann and Leigh Anne Parrish of Rowell, Wayne, Kristy, Brooke and Shelby Herrington of Macedonia, Billy Britt and Jerry and Stefanie Hawkins of Woodlawn, Alex Donaldson, Caty McBride of Little Rock and Callie Donaldson of Conway attended a birthday party for Kooper Hawkins of Star City on Sunday. So many folks are sick and with the weather it’s no wonder. Donald and I went to eat at Chef Lee’s Saturday night and sitting beside Mr. and Mrs/ Robert Smith Floyd and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Moore of Star City. Robert told me something I never had heard about Rowell. When I went to drink coffee with mom the next day I asked her about it. Years ago, there was a traveling movie theater. The folks would bring in a huge tent and always sat it up beside Mr. and Mrs. Walter Reed’s house which was across from the Rowell Store. They would set it up and Robert had the job of starting the fire in the winter time to have it warm inside. They set up benches and folks from all around would come at night to watch the movie. After three or four days they would move on to another community. One was Goggans Store and again they would set up and hire someone to start the fire to warm it up and show the movie for three or four nights. I think this would be awesome to attend. They also would set up big tents for revivals and I read in the yesteryear’s in The Herald that 85 years ago, there was almost 1,000 people attended the Tent Revival at Rowell. I would love to have something like that around here for a change but with TV, sports there would probably not be many to attend. Times have changed so much. While cooking at the deer camp, we got to talking about my Dad’s great homemade sausage. When I was growing up, we had hog killing days. On the coldest days, Dad would kill two or three hogs and we all were out there to help. Now we did not skin them, the guys would dip them in boiling hot water that was in a barrel in a dug out place

with a fire and when they pulled the hog out, we would start scraping the hair off and this would continue till it was clean as a whistle. The hogs would then be cut up and set up to cool down. We would all work hard because you could not let them cool down till they were clean. The one thing we all loved on hog killing day was Mom would cook up a bunch of ribs and make homemade biscuits and we would all pig out and eat to our heart’s content. Mom always fried the ribs and if you’ve never ate a fried rib, you don’t know what you have missed. This was just the first day of getting the meat ready. We had a smoke house where we kept all the meat that didn’t go into sausage. This building was dark and had boxes in it. Dad would put the meat in the right box and pour on the curing salt and it was our job to go out every day to rub more into the meat and turn it. During the winter when we needed some bacon or ham, we had it right there. I can still remember the smell of the old smoke house. When dad made sausage, he put everything in it. Dad’s sausage was so good that people would come from everywhere to get some of it. Making sausage was a cold job, but we kept at it till all of it was done. Dad did the seasoning and it was always just right! He taught my nephew Greg how to do it and his is almost as good. We always had meat just about every meal around our house. We would have beef killing days and I hated that day. But like I said we always grew all our meat and I can’t ever remember running to the store to buy some hamburger meat. When Mom was going to need a chicken, it was always fresh meat for she would send someone out to get her one! That meant go out and wring its neck till it was dead, dip it in hot water and pluck all the feathers off. Well this old lady never could kill a chicken by wringing its neck. I would wring and wring and when it went limp I would throw it on the ground. I would go to get the hot water and when I returned there was NO chicken and it would be over with the rest eating. Our treat on weekends was going to the store and buying some baloney and white Bcread. Yes that’s right! We were thrilled to eat some store bought bread and baloney! Now folks eat it regularly for meals. The only food that we ever purchased from the store was our staples, flour, corn meal, sugar, salt, pepper and coffee. If folks had to do this now a lot of us wouldn’t make it but would be a lot healthier. My Bible Verse this week comes from Hebrews 11:1 - “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” I hope you all are able to go to a church of your choice with your family this week. God bless you all and God Bless America!

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One of my good friends whom I deeply respect is former Hendrix College basketball coach Cliff Garrison, who lives here in Conway, Arkansas. Over the years we have exchanged many excellent e-mails that have served to lift our spirits. In these days of “hard times” for millions of Americans, we all need to be reminded on a regular basis of just how blessed we truly are. Some time ago, Cliff sent me an e-mail titled “I pray you enough” that is excellent and I wanted to share it with you. Hope it blesses you as it has me. The story by an unknown author begins, “Recently, I overheard a mother and daughter in their last moments together at the airport. They had announced the departure. Standing near the security gate, they hugged and the mother said, ‘I love you and I pray you enough.’ The daughter replied, ‘Mom, our life together has been more than enough. Your love is all I ever needed. I pray you enough, too, Mom.’ They kissed and the daughter left. The mother walked over to the window where I was seated. Standing there, I could see she wanted and needed to cry. I tried not to intrude on her privacy, but she welcomed me in by asking, ‘Did you ever say good-bye to someone knowing it would be forever?’ “Yes, I have, I replied. ‘Forgive me for asking, but why is this a forever goodbye?’ ‘Well, I am not as young as I once was. She lives so far away and has her own busy life. I have some challenges ahead, and the reality is - her next trip back will be for my funeral,’ she said. ‘When you were saying good-bye, I heard you say, ‘I pray you enough.’ May I ask what that means?’ She began to smile. ‘That is a prayer that has been handed down from other generations. My parents used to say it to everyone.’ She paused for a moment and looked up as if trying to remember it in detail, and she smiled even more. ‘When we said, ‘I pray you enough,’ we wanted the other person to have a life filled with just enough good things to sustain them.’ “Then, turning toward me, she shared the following as if she were reciting it from memory. ‘I pray you enough sun to keep your attitude bright, no matter how gray the day may appear. I pray you enough rain to appreciate the sun even more. I pray you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive and everlasting. I pray you enough pain so that even the smallest of joys in life may appear bigger. I pray you enough gain to satisfy all your wanting. I pray you enough loss of appetite to appreciate all that you possess. I pray you enough hellos to get you through the final good-bye.’ Then she began to cry and walked away.” They say it takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, a day to love them, but an entire life to forget them. Now, here is a choice that you and you alone will have to make. If you pray, share this with many of the people you will never forget, and remember to send it back to the person who sent it to you. If you don’t send it to anyone, it may mean that you are in such a hurry that you have forgotten your friends. Take time to live, because I pray you enough. When I finished this piece that Cliff sent me, what came to mind was the young man in a California prison that I have told you about. While I don’t know him at all in a personal way, I care and “I pray him enough” faith to depend on God and His Holy Spirit to see him through the long days ahead and that he will truly make something of his life. (EDITOR’S NOTE: Jim Davidson is a public speaker and syndicated columnist. You may contact him at 2 Bentley Drive, Conway, AR 72034. To begin a bookcase literacy project visit www.bookcaseforeverychild.com. You won’t go wrong helping a needy child.)

Bob Nesbitt By Bob Nesbitt Hello Cleveland County! Last week on Monday the 11th of November our nation celebrated Veteran’s Day. I was under the weather and was not able to partake in any activities set aside for that day but I want to tell all those who served our great country whether it was during war or peace how grateful I am for their service. There are no veterans still with us that won World War I in Europe, almost 100 years ago. The men and women, over 16 million, who served during World War II, 1941-1946 considered the Greatest Generation and who won that war, their numbers have dwindled because of the time that has passed. There are just over 1.7 million alive today and they are losing on the average of 600 per day. The number that gave their all during that war totaled just over 407,000 and many are buried on foreign soil. The Korean War followed that war just four years later and is described as the Forgotten War. Over 341,000 served during that war with over 36,000 giving their life for that cause. In the beginning some called it a police action but there were no badges handed out. I was a 17 year old Airborne soldier when I became a combat veteran and lost many of my friends on the battlefield during that war. I was lucky, I came home because of a severe spinal wound that ended my military career. If you were around back then those who arrived home after WWII ended there were all kinds of parades and celebrations that took place. On the other hand when the Korean War ended in a peace agreement (it is still a hotbox waiting to erupt) there were no parades, etc. and those returning just went back to their hometowns as if nothing had changed. Then 12 years later our government decided to intervene in Vietnam after the French failed and sent over 536,000 troops there from 1965 to 1975, where over 58,000 gave their all and those who came home did so under a black cloud. The press and news media were instrumental in making that happen with all the negativity

they produced during that time span. Thank goodness for those of us who have expressed to those veterans how much we appreciated their service also. Now we are fighting a War on Terror in Iraq and Afghanistan. It has been going on for over 10 years now and there have been 2.5 million military men and women involved in that war. The latest combat deaths has reached 4,475 in Iraq and 2,165 in Afghanistan. So you can see there are millions on men and women who are still with us today who have spent time in the military doing their duty in their service to these United States of America. If you know some personally be sure to say “thanks for your service” to them and make them feel appreciated. After all without them where would we be? While in Korea a young soldier in my squad lost his life the same day I was wounded. Almost 50 years later I was contacted by his brother who was a Vietnam veteran asking me about the battle the day his brother gave his all for this country. I was able to give him the information he was seeking. A few years later he sent me a book he had published containing some amazing stories about the Vietnam War and this particular item I want to share with you, it goes like this: A Christian tradition, we need to start, an expression of thanks, from the heart... On our Christmas tree, an ornamental soldier, placed for all to see... A salute, to our soldiers, so far away, not home, to share, the holidays... For the lonely GI, standing guard, protecting us, from all harm... For our sailors, on great ships, a silent prayer, on our lips...” God bless those, who sail the seas, preserving peace and democracy”... For the Marines, who storm ashore, to raise the flag, we so adore...For our Air Force, soaring thought hostile skies, risking all, so freedom thrives... But most of all, to always remember, Fallen Heroes, of lost Decembers, of gallant deeds and supreme sacrifice, TO FOLLOW THAT STAR, that shines so bright... Until next time. “Remember; God speaks to you every day. It takes faith to hear Him!”


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Obituaries Billy Joe Miller

Jimmie Cuthbertson

Jimmie Mae Cuthbertson, 81, of Pine Bluff, died Wednesday, November 13, 2013. Jimmie was born September 4, 1932, at Pine Bluff. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Charles Duncan Cuthbertson, and a sister, Susie Mae Sexton. Mrs. Cuthbertson was a wellknown Pine Bluff Commercial carrier and Avon salesperson. Survivors include her son, Ray Cuthbertson of Pine Bluff; two brothers, Charles Durham and Herman King; grandchildren Shawn Cuthbertson, Donovan Cuthbertson, Christine Frazier, and Melinda Cuthbertson; and great-grandchildren Brayden, Ashlie, Shelby, Bradley, Donovan Daniel, Bella Rose, Jaxen, and Jayden. Funeral services were Monday, November 18, 2013, at Liberty Baptist Church in Pine Bluff. Burial was in Brown Cemetery. To sign an online register, go to www.arkansasfuneralcare.com. ****

Mary Farrer

Mary E. Lacy Farrer, 89, of Rison, went to be with the Lord, Friday, November 15, 2013. She was born on June 12, 1924 in Tuckerman, a daughter of the late Darrell Lacy and Edith Hanley Mead. Mrs. Farrer was a very loving wife, mother, grandmother, and a friend to all. She was a homemaker, loved her crafts, crocheting, and a faithful member of Rison Church of Christ. Mrs. Farrer was preceded in death by her husband, J.W. Farrer; brothers, Jerry Mead and J.T. Lacy; and step daughter, Jean Palmer. Mrs. Farrer is survived by her sons and daughters in law, Ron and Donna Farrer of Rison, Rick and Mary Farrer of Maumelle; brother, Gale Lacy of McCrory; sisters, Margie Barkelou of Ohio, Glenda Lux of Buena Park, California, Carolyn Tharp of Winston, Oregon, and Janet Jones of LaHabra, California; eight grandchildren, Ronnie Farrer, Ricky Farrer, Ranee Farrer, Jason Farrer, Nicholas Farrer, Denise Chude, Dana Hargis, and Jim Palmer Jr.; and thirteen great grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at Buie Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Lanis Lindsey officiating. Burial followed at Greenwood Cemetery in Rison. Grandchildren and great grandchildren will serve as pallbearers. Memorials can be made to Rison Church of Christ. Arrangements are by Buie Funeral Home of Rison (870) 325-6216, www.buiefuneralhome.com ****

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Velma Green

Velma Geneva Smith Green, 93, of Roswell, New Mexico died Friday, November 15, 2013. She was born April 29, 1920 in the Ain Community in Grant County, the daughter of the late Lonnie and Ella Smith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband, Dee L. Green, 2 sons, Tommie A. Green and Dee Lavone Green, brothers and wives, Harvey and Zonie Smith, Basil and Dorothy Smith and Othel and Loretta Smith. Survivors: sons, John D. Green, Lonnie A. Green and William Thomas (Bill) Green; daughters, Shirley G. Green Bronson and Velma L. Green Bailes-Kerr; brothers, Dewitt and Melvis Smith, Luther and Joyce Smith; sister, Wilma J. Smith Ashcraft, 10 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral services were Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at Memorial Gardens Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jimmy Lee Baker officiating. Burial followed at Lee Cemetery near Grapevine. Pallbearers are Roy Smith, Jerry Smith, Terry Smith, Mark Smith, Carl Gene Smith and George Wilson. Arrangements by Memorial Gardens Funeral Home of Sheridan (870)9421306. To sign the online guestbook, www.memorialgardenssheridan.com ****

Charles Bowden

Charles A. Bowden, 72, of New Edinburg, died Saturday, November 16, 2013, at Bradley County Medical Center in Warren. He was born May 16, 1941 at St Charles, Ark. a son of the late Sterling A. Bowden and Cordelia “Sally” Adams Bowden. He was a member of Chapel Hill Missionary Baptist Church and a retired poultry farmer. Surviving is his wife Barbara Knight Bowden whom he married on December 14, 1962; 1 son Charlie Bowden, Bradley, Arkansas; 1 daughter Deborah Ann Gavin, Bismarck, Ark; 2 sisters Linda Fox, Bradenton, Fla. and Barbara Knight, White Hall, Ark; 8 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. He was also preceded in death by a brother Roger Bowden. Funeral Services were Monday, November 18, at Frazer’s Chapel with Rev. DeWayne Ashcraft officiating. Linda Barrett was organist. Burial was in Reaves Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Caleb Bowden, Lonny Quarles, Larry Quarles, Eric Brown, Glen Brown, Don Scott, John Cargile and Lynn Calley. To sign an online guestbook go to www.frazerfuneralhome.com **** Cleveland County Herald Your County Newspaper Since 1888

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Michael Keene Dalton, 49, crossed over at 4:06 a.m. on November 17, 2013 due to complications from pneumonia and multi organ failure. He was born to Jack and Barbara Dalton (née Keene) on November 25, 1963 in St. Petersburg, Florida. Michael was raised in San Gabriel and Dana Point, California. As a child, he loved to surf and enjoyed family vacations with his Father in Lake Payett, Idaho. When Michael was 14, he moved to Kingsland, Arkansas. There, he met and married Lyslie Trammell, mother of Mandy and Brandon Dalton. he also made life long connections with Joyce St. John, Jody and Scott Trammell, George Abeyta, Bobby Huff and Rocky Miller. Michael moved to Dallas and became a self-employed, self-taught Glazier. There he met and married Lisa Cupples, mother to Dillan and Asha Dalton. 5 years ago, he moved to Lake Pyramid, Nevada to be with his ailing Mother at her request. While in Nevada he re-connected with Susan White (née Workman). They lived at Lake Pyramid, Nevada until they moved to Dallas due to his failing health then to Little Rock for treatment at UAMS. Michael leaves many loved ones; father Jack Dalton and his wife, Muriel from Chino Hills, California; brother Chris Dalton and wife Susie from Los Angeles, California; step sister Shannon Ferreiara and husband Kenneth and their children Logan and Jackson all of Isuza, California; sister Michelle Ruccione and husband Dr. Joe Ruccione and nephew Dakota Landrum all of Rocklin, California; sister Marina Mitchell and her husband Shawn and their children McKenzie and Sawyer all of Beaverton, Oregon; daughter Asha Davis and her husband Ryan of Smyrna Beach, Florida; daughter Mandy Dalton Owens and her husband Kelsey and their children Delaney Dalton and Carson all of White Hall, Arkansas; son Dillan Dalton and his wife Tiffany (née Lavin), their daughters Acellyn, Aleigha and Aryah all of Fort Worth, Texas; son Brandon Dalton and his children, Hayden, Raegen, Noah Michael and Nathaniel Jude as well as Kila Nelson, Mother of Noah and Nathaniel all of Smackover; grand daughter Nalla of Warren; daughter Daffney Jane Dalton of Estes Park, Colorado; best friend, caretaker and personal nurse Susan White of the home; Kris White of the home, Klay White of Monticello, Arkansas and Autumn Leilani “Lonni” Quinn Harvell, who Michael considered his grand daughter, of the home. Michaels ashes will be spread in Lake Pyramid, Nevada per his request to Susan and his sister Michelle. In Leui of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Michaels courageous honor to: Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute 4801 West Capitol Avenue, Little Rock, Arkansas. Guest book available online at www. arcremation.com ****

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Billy Joe Miller passed from this earth on Nov 15, 2013 with family at his side. He was born May 13,1929 in Rowell, AR to Jasper and Vera Miller and grew up with 5 sisters; Pebble Wallace, Patsy Rawls, Jetta Stokes, Shirley Creasy, Dixie Allred and a brother; Morris Miller. He married the love of his life, Justine Ball in January 1956. They were blessed with 3 children, Dr. Keith (Julie) Miller of Allan, Texas, Monicia Taylor of Walnut Ridge and Melinda (Larry) Ward of Little Rock; 5 grandchildren April Ward, Ashley (Chase) Elliott, Cory Miller, Julia Taylor and Ethan Taylor; 2 great granddaughters Amelia Elliott and Marlee Taylor. After graduating in 1948 from Rison High School he joined the United States Air Force where he spent the next four years as a radar technician. He returned to school on a GI bill becoming a Professional Engineer. He began a 36 plus year career at the Pine Bluff Arsenal retiring in 1985 as Directorate of Engineering and Technology. During his service as a civilian employee he received a multitude of awards and honors including a letter of thanks from President Jimmy Carter. Unable to remain retired he began working as a consultant and officially retired in 1992. He then began his many rolls in NARFE serving on a local, state and national level. He was a faithful member of Southside Baptist Church serving in many rolls, sound technician, deacon and adult Sunday school teacher. There he made many lifetime friends and he greatly appreciated their help and visits during his last years. In 2010, he was awarded Deacon Emeritus for his almost 50 years of service. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed every aspect of being outdoors from gardening to hunting but he loved fishing the most. He spent many hours crappie fishing with his best friend Jim Stuart. Of all his accomplishments his family was his greatest joy. He loved being a father from rocking his children until their feet drug the ground to attending their band and sporting events. His love and faithfulness never faltered not for friend or stranger; his life was a living example of the Golden Rule. Funeral services were Wednesday, November 20 at Fuller Hale-South Funeral Chapel with Dr. JR DeBusk officiating. Interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. Online condolences: FullerFunerals.com ****

Margaret Oliger

Margaret Elmira Oliger, 90, of Kingsland, died Wednesday, November 13, 2013, at her home. Born October 19, 1923, at Barre, Vermont, she was a daughter of the late Joe S. Bottom and Jeannie Guy Bottom. Margaret retired from Bradley County Medical Center in Warren where she worked as an LPN. She was a member of Bethesda Baptist Church near Fordyce. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her husband, Victor L. Oliger; one brother, Hillard Bottom; and two sisters, Muriel Hall and Dorothy Furgason. Survivors include three sons, Mike Crane of Texarkana, Arkansas, Paul Crane of Kingsland and Don Oliger of Wright; two daughters, Vicki Oliger of Kingsland and Tina Lee of Fordyce; one brother, Joe Guy Bottom of Pine Bluff; one sister, Betty Nugent of Camden; seven grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, November 16, 2013, at Benton Funeral Home with Rev. Buddy Burton officiating. Burial was at Chambersville Cemetery. Arrangements were by Benton Funeral Home of Fordyce. To sign the online register visit www.bentonfuneralhome.net. ****

J.D. Green

Joseph Doyle (J.D.) Green, 94, of Huron, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, November 13, 2013, at the Stein Hospice Center in Sandusky, Ohio. He was born January 23, 1919, to Joseph Andrew Green and Dora Gates Green in Rison, Arkansas. He attended the North Concord School near Rison. He worked for the Civilian Conversation Corp., the Cotton Belt Railroad, and retired from the Pine Bluff Arsenal in l972, after 32 years of service. He moved to White Hall, Arkansas in 1948. While living in White Hall, he served on the volunteer fire department for 20 years and was one of the first city council members serving for 12years. He was a World War II Navy veteran serving in the Philippine Islands. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, and working with Socia-Maxwell American Legion Post 232 of White Hall. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of White Hall. J.D. is survived by his son, Don Green (Louise) of Lubbock, Texas; daughter, Jo Ann Allbright (William) of Huron, Ohio; grandson, Rick Green (Rhonda) of Flower Mound, Texas; granddaughter, Diane Berryhill (Ken) of Huron, Ohio; 7 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Buford Green (Charlene) of White Hall, L.C. Green of Alabama, and sister, Shirley Worthen of Pine Bluff. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his step-mother, Lilly McDaniels Green; his wife of 45 years, Maurine “Bethea” Green; sisters, Earlene Bauser and Kathleen James; brothers, Elmer, Buddy Joe, James Autry, and Orvel Green; and his grandson, Alan Green. Funeral services were Monday, November 18, 2013, in the Chapel of Ralph Robinson & Son with Reverend David Leopard officiating. Burial followed in the White Hall United Methodist Church cemetery. Those wishing to contribute to J.D.’s memory may do so to the American Legion Socia-Maxwell Post 232, 1600 Barney Lane, White Hall, Arkansas 71602. Condolences may be shared at http:// www.ralphrobinsonandson.com/ ****

Evelyn Clark

On November 14, 2013, Jesus received a “big hug” when Joyce Evelyn Clark, 89, went to be with the Lord. She was born to Saline Cairo and Ruth Griffin on May 14, 1924, at Kingsland. Evelyn was a very loving and caring mother, grandmother and greatgrandmother. Her family always came first; she loved doting on her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a great cook and enjoyed family get togethers. Evelyn was a member of First Baptist Church in Benton and enjoyed fellowship with her Sunday School class. She was preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband of 42 years, Leonard Stanley Clark, Sr.; three siblings, Florence Imogene (Griffin) Skillern, Hanna Ailline (Griffin) McMurtrey, and William Randolph Griffin. Survivors inlcude her three children, Leonard Stanley Clark, Jr. and wife Pattye, Jimmy Wayne Clark and wife Jo Ann, Joyce Elaine Johson and husband Clark (Amy); six grandchildren, Leonard Stanley Clark III, David Wayne Clark, Jennifer Ashley (Clark) Denison, Courtney Elaine (Knowles) Major, Joseph Michael Tadlock, and Izzie Elaine Tadlock; eight great grandchildren, Lauren, Clark, Wesley, Haley, Madelyn, Rachael, Emily, Jonathan; and three siblings, Shelby Charles Griffin (Berta), Norma Lavone (Griffin) Shollenberger, and Shirley Ruth (Griffin) Manis. Evelyn also leaves a host of family and friends. Funeral services were Monday, November 18, 2013, in the chapel of Griffin Leggett Forest Hills with burial following at Pinecrest Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Evelyn’s name to St. Jude’s Research Hospital in Memphis. Please share your memories of Evelyn at www.griffinleggettforesthills.com ****

A Matter About Abstaining From Evil

Paul admonished, “Abstain from every form of evil” (1Th 5.22 ASV). Different versions translate different, but still give the basic idea, for example; “abstain from all appearance of evil” (KJV), and “from every kind of evil” (NIV). Some interpret it to say abstain from anything that might appear to be wrong, even if it is not. Another way of saying it is, abstain from anything that is wrong, regardless of what form or appearance the wrong takes. Abstaining from things that have appearance of evil is a good principle to follow. “For we take thought for things honorable, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men” (2Cor 8.21). We should live that we are without reproach by God and others (1Tm 3.2; 5.7). Lanis Lindsey, minister Rison Church of Christ God’s Plan For Saving Man – God’s grace (Ephesians. 2.8), Christ blood (Romans 5.9), The Spirit’s gospel (Romans 1.16), Sinner’s faith (John 8.24), Sinner’s repentance (Luke 13.3), Sinner’s confession (Romans 10.10), Sinner’s baptism (1 Peter 3.21), Christian’s work (James 2.24), Christian’s hope (Romans 8.24), and Christian’s Endurance (Revelation 2.10)


• Cleveland County Herald, November 20, 2013 - page 6 •

Other Days (The following items were compiled by Stan Sadler from files of past issues of the Cleveland County Herald. For questions or comments, contact Stan Sadler, P.O. Box 325, Rison, AR 71665, phone (870) 8302056 or 870-325-6412; or email at ssadler@tds.net) 10 YEARS AGO OCTOBER 1, 2003 The Arkansas Department of Health reported Tuesday that birds from Cleveland and Clay counties are the latest to have tested positive for West Nile virus. The West Nile virus is transmitted by infected mos-

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ON THE...

Sands of Time By

Harold D. Sadler 3/5/1901-1/15/1985

(Column From Dec. 21, 1983) The story of the pioneers in the lumber industry in Cleveland County is indeed interesting. It is merely a part of our overall picture of what south Arkansas once was like. There was no program of reforestation or of selective cutting as there is today. The mills were supported by outside capital. They moved in and cut the large virgin pine and oak trees. They were then through with operations and closed out their business, leaving a vast acreage known as “cutover land.” The thriving towns built about the mills died and many of our people feared that this was the last for this section of the business world. What they did not forsee was that in a few years more trees would grow and that means of getting logs to the mills would not necessitate the expensive railroad lines which were once so essential. A large mill operation in Cleveland County was the Frank Kendall Lumber Co. The charter for this corporation was filed January 27, 1902, in the office of Pitt Holmes, clerk, by Walter Holmes, deputy clerk. It stated that they were authorized to “operate sawmills, planing mills, and railroads or tramroads.” Stockholders were Oscar E. McKenzie, A. M. Case, W. E. Graham, N. T. White and Frank Kendall. The place of business was designated at Kedron, Arkansas. The mill was about two miles southwest of Kedron on the Cotton Belt Railroad. As soon as the mill was built, a post office was established and was named Cabool after Mr. Kendall’s hometown of Cabool, Missouri. The rail line or tramroad of the Frank Kendall Lumber Co. ran in a northwesterly direction, terminating in Jefferson County near Double Wells. This corporation was dissolved February 6, 1911. The last of these log roads was that of the Rison & Mt. Elba Railway Company. The articles of agreement were filed May 24, 1904, in the office of Pitt Holmes, clerk, by W. T. Hollis, deputy clerk. The charter states that “the railroad shall start at or near Rison, Arkansas, thence in a southeast direction to the town of Mt. Elba. The road will be about 12 miles long and entirely in the said county of Cleveland.” The charter was to be for 50 years. This railroad was a subsidiary of the J. I. Porter Lumber Company. The directors were J. I. Porter, A.R. Porter, R. E. John, J. F. Swanson and E. W. Farrar. The road never reached Mt. Elba as stated in the charter, but did extend beyond Big Creek in Harper township. I recall more than once seeing the long train of logs being pulled into the mill just north of Rison, and it was interesting to see the logs rolled from the cars into the large mill pond. E. W. Farrar was the general superintendent of the mill. F. Swanson was in charge of the logging operations and had the management of the Rison & Mt. Elba Railway Lines. The Farrar and Swanson families were an integral part of the church and social life of Rison for many years. These large business ventures made an impact upon the future of this section and really left footprints in the sands of time.

quitoes to humans, horses and other animals after feeding on diseased birds, which are the host animals. Martha Atkins, a sixth grade teacher at Kingsland Elementary School, who previously taught at Rison for 30 years, managed to escape from her burning home without serious injury Saturday morning in Kingsland. The home was completely destroyed. The Kingsland City Council voted to raise water rates at the urging of the Rural Development Administration. Following an audit of the town’s sewer service, the R.D.A. recommended a rate increase to keep the service financially sound. Cleveland County’s unemployment rate fell to 4.9% in August. The Rison Wildcats exploded for 35 points in the first quarter here Friday night, as the Wildcats romped past the Strong Bulldogs, 48-0. Four long scoring plays sent the Dermott Rams past the Woodlawn Bears, 40-19, Friday night at Dermott. 20 YEARS AGO SEPTEMBER 15, 1993 New wards for the purpose of electing town aldermen were adopted Tuesday night by the Rison City Council. Figures indicate the racial composition of the city is 68 percent white and 32 percent black. The possibilities of forming a high school girls softball team were discussed Monday night by the Woodlawn School Board. An ordinance regulating sales and solicitations in Cleveland County was adopted by the Quorum Court Monday night. The ordinance is an attempt to help guard residents against door-to-door scams. Charles Frank Parker, 88, of Rison, dies. The Kingsland City Council authorized enforcement of laws on controlling dogs in the town. Death claims Versie Releford, 70, of Rison, the widow of M.C. Releford. Woodlawn and Kingsland school districts will have elections next Tuesday. There are contested board races in both districts. William Jefferson Dyer, 89, of near New Edinburg, dies. Judge Joe Rauls said this week that the county’s Road Department will no longer install culverts off of county or state roads or drives. The judge said more concentration needs to be given to roads. A ceremony last Friday night recognized the installation of new lights for the football field at Woodlawn School. A forest fire in northern Cleveland County burned 45 acres Saturday afternoon. Janet Carson, well-known Extension horticultural specialist, was guest speaker last Wednesday at the annual Family and Community in Education (Extension Homemakers) picnic at the Roadside Park on Highway 79. A passing attack led the Rison Wildcats to a 35-16 win over Hermitage. The Woodlawn Bears blanked Lewisville, 9-0. Tommy Richardson was officially hired as boys basketball coach at Woodlawn High School. 30 YEARS AGO SEPTEMBER 7, 1983 Voter registration in Cleveland County is down by 132 eligible voters from a year ago. The state revenue inspector’s position in Cleveland County is vacant again following the resignation of David Reed of Rison. This is the third resignation the position has had in about the last month. Public school enrollment totals in the county continue to decline. The total number of pupils enrolled in the county’s four school districts this fall is 1,519 - Kingsland, 258; Rison, 679; New Edinburg, 169; and Woodlawn, 413. An emergency order by the state Game & Fish Commission closes all of the county for turkey hunting, following an erroneous report that a only a portion of the county would be closed. Rison shocked heavily favored Fordyce, as the Wildcats battled the Redbugs to a 0-0 deadlock in their football season opener here. The naming of a new county tax collector to take office January 1 is on the agenda for next Monday

night’s Quorum Court meeting. The separate offices of sheriff and tax collector were created in March. Wildfires are reported in the county, as woods and brush remain very dry. A late touchdown lifted Central Arkansas Christian over the Woodlawn Bears, 13-8, in their season opener. 40 YEARS AGO SEPTEMBER 5, 1973 Schools in Cleveland County continue a slight decrease in pupil enrollment. Only one of the four schools - Woodlawn - showed a gain of three students over last year. Enrollment figures for 1973 show Kingsland with 232, New Edinburg, 265, Rison, 684, and Woodlawn, 452. The board of directors of the Rison Chamber of Commerce, in a special meeting, decide to promote the vote for an Act 9 bond issue for Valmac Industries, Inc., which will be presented to the electors of the City of Rison in a special election October 2. The City of Rison has called a special election on a proposed $3,000,000 bond issue. Valmac has announced plans to construct a $700,000 hatchery here. A new concrete boat ramp at Mt. Elba on the east side Saline River has been completed. In the first football game ever played by Woodlawn High School, the Bears surprised the Grady Wolverines “B” team with a 6-6 tie in a Labor Day afternoon contest at Woodlawn. An estimated crowd of 650 filled the sidelines for the inaugural game. The Rison Wildcats rallied late in the game to edge the Fordyce Redbugs, 7-6, in their season opener. Approximately two miles of Rison city streets have been either resurfaced or had a new double bituminous seal place on the gravel. Dedication services at three churches on the Rowell Circuit of the Methodist church are announced for Sunday by Rev. A.J. Lightfoot, pastor. At Mt. Olivet, the sanctuary will be dedicated, while classrooms at Union and a fellowship hall at Prosperity will be dedicated. 50 YEARS AGO SEPTEMBER 4, 1963 Kingsland is approved for a loan and grant for a new water works system. Victor Hall, 50, of Rison, is claimed by death. Garvin Reed, 44, of Rison, was fatally injured in a truck-car crash on Highway 79 at Kingsland. The Rison Wildcats will open the 1963 football season Friday night at Hamburg. All schools in the county opened this week for the 1963-64 term. The Martin Bros. Gas Co. Blue Flames will open their final best 2of-3 series against Gould Sunday afternoon at Pansy in the post-season playoffs of the Bollweevil Baseball League. The Flames went undefeated in the regular season of the Bollweevil League. After taking two straight victories from Woodlawn in the first round of playoff games, the Flames played in the State American Baseball Congress Tournament at Little Rock and captured fourth place. A two-night rodeo here next week at the new arena on the southwest corner of the fairgrounds will be featured for the opening of the county fair. 55 YEARS AGO SEPTEMBER 3, 1958 New enumeration figures show 1,872 children of school age in Cleveland County. There are 375 (233 white and 142 colored) children at New Edinburg; 748 (462 white and 286 colored) at Rison; 377 (293 white and 84 colored) at Kingsland; and 372 (352 white and 20 colored) at Woodlawn. Petitions are being circulated over the county for a 1-mill tax for a proposed new library to be placed on the November general election ballot. Death claims Fay Goggans, 51, of Kingsland. Arkansas’ booming pulpwood industry last year produced more than one million cords of pulpwood; demand is on the increase. Nineteen candidates are out for the Rison Wildcats. Ginny Fine and Pat Spakes will be majorettes in the Henderson State Teachers College band, while Bitty Mitchell will be a majorette in the Arkansas A&M College band. All three girls are from Rison. Elijah “Bateye” Scott, aged negro man of near Rison, dies. Advertisement - For your comfort we have air conditioned our store. Turner’s Super Market, phone 185, Main Street, Rison.

60 YEARS AGO SEPTEMBER 9, 1953 The county’s cotton acreage for 1953 is placed at 6,456 acres on 420 farms. The 1953 cotton acreage in the county is larger than that of last year. Woodlawn School will open Monday, with W.R. Overholt as superintendent. Officers of the Masonic Grand Lodge of Arkansas were in attendance at the dedication of the new building for the Kingsland Lodge. Friday night at Wildcat Field here, Rison will open the football season against the Warren Lumberjacks in a game that brings the two teams together for the first time. The 77 Butane Gas Co. of Rison has installed a 6,000-gallon butane gas tank at its bulk plant in east Rison on property owned by Isaac Hartley. A large crowd is expected here Sunday for the all-day singing and county-wide homecoming at the courthouse. County officials, who are sponsoring the event, are giving a free barbecue at noon. Concrete culverts are being installed in the City of Rison to replace wooden bridges and culverts. 65 YEARS AGO SEPTEMBER 8, 1948 The new Highway 79 route between Rison and Pine Bluff is now open to traffic, although the paving job is not complete. Cotton picking is off to a good start in the county. The Rison Wildcats will go to Bauxite Friday night to open their football season with the Miners. 70 YEARS AGO SEPTEMBER 15, 1943 In an effort to increase meat production and to aid in the war effort, a group of adult farmers, 4-H and F.F.A. members of the county have formed the Cleveland County Meat Production Association. The county’s finances are sound, state auditors report. Gins of the county turned out 917 bales of cotton during the month of August. Six Rison women made 956 surgical dressings for the Red Cross in one day. The Lion Oil Co. test well at Rye is down to a reported depth of 4,700 feet. The Rison School opened Monday, with H.O. Splawn as superintendent. Death claims Orion McGriff, 47, of Saline township. Supt. L.W. Williams announces Woodlawn School will open Monday. Laborers are needed in the rice section of Arkansas. The wage is 50 cents per hour. 75 YEARS AGO SEPTEMBER 14, 1938 New Edinburg will have a Community Fair and Colt Show on Saturday. September 26 is set as the opening day for Woodlawn School. R.E. Taylor is the superintendent. Two new all-steel buses have been delivered to replace old buses. E.T. Attwood of New Edinburg, Roy Parker of Kedron and O.M. Wilson of the “Y” are named jury commissioners by Judge DuVal L. Purkins to select the grand and petit jury venires for the December term of Cleveland Circuit Court. Rison School opened Monday for a nine-month term, with increased enrollment reported. Included in the enrollment this year will be high school students from the Free Hill and Holmes Special districts, who are being transported here daily under an agreement with the Rison district. Grade pupils at Free Hill and Holmes Special will continue to go to their respective home district schools. The E.R.A. commissary, which has been located in the courthouse here for some time, was moved last week to the brick building on East Second Street, formerly occupied by W.H. Glover & Sons warehouse. J.L. Reid is the commissary manager. Advertisement - 77 Service Station, Rison, phone 77, Pete Mitchell and Van Sadler, proprietors. Firestone tires and Sinclair gas and oil, washing and greasing. 80 YEARS AGO SEPTEMBER 13, 1933 Continued heavy rains are damaging the county’s cotton crop. Farmers report open bolls are rotting from continued rains and dampness. Only about 500 bales have been ginned here this season and only 75 bales had been ginned in the county up to September 1. I.E. Moore, local banker, planter

Arkansas in the Civil War By Ron Kelley • 150 Years ago this week

It was this week 150 years ago that Brig. Gen. John McNeil drafted his General Orders Number 4 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Since the invasion of Northern forces in Arkansas, churches and schools had been commandeered for use by the U.S. Army for housing soldiers, warehouses, and hospitals. General Orders Number 4 prohibited the use of “church edifice or other house of public worship, of any religious denomination or sect, within the limits of this District... for military purposes, or occupied as hospitals, except in cases of absolute necessity; nor shall school houses, academies, colleges, or any kind of institution for education, whether religious or secular, be intruded upon, or their grounds, groves, lawns or gardens molested; nor shall camps be established so near them as to create annoyance.” The Federal Army was also prohibited in this document to desecrate “places of burial and the wanton defacing of tombs and grave stones, or the removal and destruction of those more ‘mute memorials’ that mark the residing place of the poor.” However, the only way one could go about getting their respective churches back, the pastor had to file “proof of future loyalty and good disposition toward the Government of the United States, before the nearest Provost Marshal, and given guarantees that neither open nor covert treason shall be taught within their [church] walls.” Military actions in Arkansas this week 150 years ago include a skirmish on November 19 at DeGreen’s Farm (near Lawrenceville) and a skirmish at Jacksonport on the 21st of November, 1863. (Ron Kelley teaches U.S. History and English at St. Joseph Catholic High School in Pine Bluff. He is a sergeant in the 2nd Arkansas Infantry reenactment group, and has done extensive field research in Cleveland County’s role in the Civil War, including artifact recovery at Mt. Elba and Marks Mills. He is on the Jefferson County Civil War Callaborative and is vice chairman of the Friends of Jenkins Ferry Battlefield. This column outlines the general unbiased history of Arkansas during the Civil War excactly 150 years ago.) against school children or any other persons skating on the sidewalks of Second Street or Main Street north of the courthouse. Matt Goggans, 64, of the Herbine community dies. Seventy teachers of the county attended the two-day institute or conference here. While the institute was in session, a literary and athletic association for the county was formed. A number of new bridges have been built in Rison, while many others have been repaired. The second Farmers Night was observed by the Rison Lions Club. 85 YEARS AGO More than 30 farmers of the county SEPTEMBER 20, 1928 You’re always weclomed at guests of the civic organization Indications point to a good county were fair next week. The contest for queen Friday night. Another session of Rison School of the fair is being enthusiastically entered into by the communities of started Monday, with a total enrollthe county. Ten girls in as many com- ment of 256. Death claims Mrs. Ollie Ashcraft munities have been named as nominees for fair queen. Voting isWorship being of Herbine. Sunday Morning 10:30 a.m. Vitaphone, the very latest sound conducted by popular vote of resiEvening Worship 6:00 in p.m. the moving picture dents Sunday of the county. Anyone wish- development be offered ing toWednesday vote for the queen or maids of world, will Worship 7:00 p.m. to the public honor may do so by buying the fair at the Saenger Theater in Pine Bluff starting September 25. prize tickets at one cent apiece. Advertisement - At City Market, Up to September 1, only 115 bales Hwy. 79 ginned North,byRison • (870) 325-6771 G.W. Turner, proprietor. Anof cotton had been the Rison, gins of Cleveland County since the nouncement is made of installation opening of the 1928 season. Howev- of a complete sausage manufacturer, the two gins of Rison turned out ing plant. All weiners and bologna sold from our store will be made by 718 bales for this season so far. After many requests, Mayor F.W. us. Purity and flavor are guaranteed. Culpepper and the Rison School Special for this week: Weiners and Board Monday issued an order bologna, 20 cents a pound. and merchant, was named to the board of directors of Arkansas Power & Light Co. Searcy Elrod resigns as Rison postmaster to accept the position of appraiser for the Federal Land Bank of St. Louis in the western part of Arkansas. His father, J.W. Elrod, is named acting postmaster. John T. Brewster, 41, of Woodlawn, dies. Rev. W.F. Warren, pastor of the Rison Baptist Church, is elected clerk of the Harmony Baptist Association.

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Cats Roll to 52-6 Playoff Win Over Dragons Rison Piles Up 537 Yards Rushing As Wildcats Set New School Record in a Post Season Victory

By Stan Sadler MOUNTAINBURG - In 2007, when Rison visited Mountainburg, the Wildcats set a school record for the most pass attempts in a state playoff game. Last Friday night on the same field, Rison didn’t attempt a pass, something that had happened just once before in the Wildcats’ previous 92 post season games. Using the ground for all 36 offensive plays that netted 537 yards, Rison averaged a whopping 15 yards per snap, as the Wildcats pounded the Mountainburg Dragons, 52-6, in the opening round of the Class 2A state playoffs. The win improved Rison to 8-3 on the season, with a second round date at Magnet Cove set for Friday. Mountainburg ended its season at 5-6. Both teams entered the playoffs as three seeds from their respective conferences. With the “mercy clock” rolling to start the second half, the 36 offensive plays by Rison fell just one shy of tieing a school mark for the fewest snaps in a playoff game for the Wildcats. But one record that did stand was Rison’s 537 yards, the most by a Wildcat team in a playoff game. In all games played by Rison, there have been just three other times that the Wildcats had more rushing yardage. By the time the first half ended, the ‘Cats had already piled up 432 yards and led 46-0. The 46 points represents the most for one half by

a Rison squad in any playoff game, and it marked just the fifth time for Rison to score 50 or more points in a post season contest. Rison never faced a fourth down in the game and never punted. The only possession when the ‘Cats didn’t score was at the end, when they had the ball at the Dragons’ 21 as time expired. “We came out and jumped on them kind of like Walnut Ridge did us last year,” Rison head coach Clay Totty said. “It was a perfect storm. They [Mountainburg] showed us a different defensive front. But it actually allowed us to break long runs, because once we got through the line, there was no one back to stop us. It made us look fast.” Rison set the tone quickly with back-to-back scoring drives of 58 and 55 yards, with Bryson Marks going over from 17 yards out for the first touchdown, followed later by Jokenzie Broughton’s 1-yard TD plunge that made it 14-0 with 3:12 left in the opening period. From that point on, though, it was one long scoring run after another, 77 yards by Kolton Hooks; another 17yarder by Marks; 90 and 58 yards by Broughton on consecutive touches; 32 yards by Chris Leaks, and finally, 27 yards by Zuntario Oliver midway of the third period that pushed the margin to 52-0. Oliver also had 4 PAT kicks. Included in the mix were two 1-play touchdown drives and a

BECOMING A HABIT - Rison sophomore dfensive back Jaylon Mitchum skies for one of two interceptions he made against the Mountainburg Dragons last Friday night as teammate fellow sophomore defensive back Bryson Marks looks on. This was the second consecutive game for the Mitchum to pick off two passes. (Photo by Britt Talent)

Rison 52, Mountainburg 6 Score By Quarters 1 2 3 4 F Rison 20 26 6 0 52 Moutainburg 0 0 0 6 6 Game Statistics Rison Mount. First Downs 18 9 By Rushing 18 3 By Passing 0 4 By Penalty 0 2 Net Yds. Gain (Scrim.) 537 125 Total Off. Plays 36 43 Avg. Gain Per Play 14.9 2.9 Yds. Gained Rushing 537 45 Net Yds. Rushing 537 21 Rushing Attempts 36 20 Avg. Gain Per Run 14.9 1.0 Yds. Lost Rushing 0 24 Net Yds. Passing 0 104 Passes Attempted 0 23 Passes Completed 0 18 Passes Intercepted 0 2 Avg. Yds. Per Pass Att. 0 4.5 Fumbles/Lost 1-1 3-2 Penalties 7-56 3-9 Punts/Avg. Yds. 0 4-35.7 Punt Returns/Yds. 1-3 0 Kickoff Returns/Yds. 2-19 5-42 Possession Time 20:33 27:27 Rison Individual Statistics Rushing (Carries-Yds.) - JoKenzie Broughton, 10-210; Kolton Hooks, 1-77; Cortez Phillips, 5-58; Zuntario Oliver, 456; Nathan Wilson, 10-53; Chris Leaks, 2-41; Bryson Marks, 3-38; Seth Crouse, 1-4. Passing (Comp.-Attempt-Int.) - None Receiving (Recp.-Yds) - None Punt Returns - Jordan Brown, 1-3 Kickoff Returns - Jordan Brown, 1-12; Nathan Wilson, 1-7. Scoring - JoKenzie Broughton, 3 TDs, 18 pts.; Bryson Marks, 2 TDs, 12 pts.; Zuntario Oliver, 1 TD, 4 PAT, 10 pts.; Kolton Hooks, 1 TD, 6 pts.; Chris Leaks, 1 TD, 6 pts.

couple of 2-play scoring marches. Broughton led the Rison rushing attack with 210 yards on 10 carries, all in the first half. Hooks’ one carry was good enough to follow Broughton on the yardage chart, with Cortez Phillips adding 58 yards on 5 rushes. Oliver had 56 yards on 4 carries; quarterback Nathan Wilson, 10 rushes for 53 yards; Leaks, 2 runs, 41 yards; and Marks, 3 rushes for 38 yards. While Rison’s defense limited Mountainburg to only 125 yards, including just 21 on the ground, the Dragons managed to escape the shutout when Quency Pixley tossed a short scoring pass to Robert Nolen in the fourth quarter. Pixley and Trey Allen alternated at quarterback in place of injured starter Josh Skattebo, the 6’0, 305-pounder. Even though the duo combined to complete 18 out of 23 passes, most of the catches were of the short variety, with Dragon receivers quickly bottled up by Wildcat defenders. Nolen, the Dragons’ top receiver who Totty respected, caught just 4 passes for 16 yards.

ALL THE WAY - Senior running back Kolton Hooks had just one carry Friday night but he made the most of it going 77 yards for a touchdown. Hooks’ score was one of three touchdown runs that went for 50 yards or more against Mountainburg: JoKenzie Broughton had one that went 91 yards and another that went 58. Broughton can be seen in the background cheering on his teammate. (Photo by Britt Talent) “I thought Hooks did a good job on him [Nolen],” Totty said. “He took him out of their plans. That’s stuff that doesn’t show up in the stats.” Rison started four sophomores in the defensive secondary, and one of them, Jaylon Mitchem, had his second straight game with a pair of interceptions. On special teams, another sophomore, Skylar Shipman, had a fumble recovery that led to a Wildcat touchdown. Kendrick Jackson also pounced on a loose ball late in the game after the ‘Cats lost a fumble on the same play, maintaining possession for Rison to run out the clock. “Dillon Smith [linebacker] had his best game of the year,” Totty said. “But it was just a good team effort, all the way around. When we get ahead, our defense seems to play better. I guess it’s a confidence thing.” On the offensive line for the ‘Cats, Totty said center Tyler Parker played his best game. The R.H.S. mentor

also praised the play of James Ryan Reed, Trevor Ragan, Drake Palazzi and Eric Leopard. “It didn’t take very long before we were just blowing them off the line,” Totty remarked. “We’re very respectful of Mountainburg. I know [Skattebo] not getting to play, that affects your morale, not only your ability. He’s certainly a good player and he would’ve changed things. It was certainly a big drop off for them and for the things I’m sure they wanted to do, both running and throwing. By the time it got to be 26-0 early in the second quarter, and with him not in there, it hurt their morale. You could see it in them.” Long-time head coach Tom Harrell of Mountainburg said, “I haven’t seen a football team like that in quite a while. We were outmanned from the word ‘go.’ That conference is just head and shoulders better. There’s five or six teams down there better than anybody we’ve played all year,

with the exception of maybe Cedarville early in the year. When I got film [of Rison], I knew exactly what we were in for.” The Wildcats’ win in northwest Arkansas ended a five-game losing streak on the road for Rison in the playoffs, dating back to 2005. The string of road losses for Rison in the playoffs included four setbacks in the northwest part of the state, one of them at Mountainburg in 2007, and was used by Totty as motivation for his team. Rison’s last victory in the northwest part of the state was in 1991 at Charleston. “We talked about the drought we’ve had up here in this area of the state,” Totty said after the game. “I told them a win up here would be something they could be remembered for and would contribute to the school’s tradition. This was also a chance to redeem our loss here in 2007. You don’t ever know if you will get a chance to do that, but we did.”

By Stan Sadler RISON - After the unexpected smooth sailing in northwest Arkansas late last week, the Rison Wildcats shouldn’t anticipate that same type of experience when they visit Magnet Cove Friday night to renew an old rivalry with the Panthers in the second round of the Class 2A state playoffs. Kickoff time at Kenneth W. Hammonds Stadium is set for 7 o’clock. Friday night’s survivor will move on to the quarterfinals to take on the Carlisle-Conway Christian winner the day after Thanksgiving. While Rison was improving to 83 with a 52-6 opening round win at Mountainburg last Friday, Magnet Cove was at home taking care of Union Christian, 63-21, moving to 8-2-1 on the season. The Panthers are the number one seed from the 52A Conference, where they shared the league title with Mt. Ida. It was Magnet Cove’s third straight conference crown. “We play a lot of teams during the year with more and better athletes, but we don’t face many that are as fundamentally sound with good technique like we’re going to see Friday,” Rison head coach Clay Totty said Tuesday morning in a discussion about Magnet Cove. “That means we have to be sound with the things we do.” Head coach Ronnie Efrid, who has compiled a record of 61-21-1 at Magnet Cove, has seen the Panthers put together a run of 12-2, 10-2 and 11-2 over the past three seasons. In 2010 and 2011 the Panthers were ousted from the playoffs each year by the eventual state champions, Magazine and Strong. A year ago Magnet Cove was trimmed by Bearden in the third round, with the Bears moving on to the finals. So, with a string of league titles to their credit and playoff elimination at the hands of three straight state finalists, the Panthers are definitely battle-tested. “They expect to win and they know how to win,” Totty said, commenting about Efrid and his Panthers. Magnet Cove has certainly had no problems finding the end zone in 2013, as the Panthers head into

Friday’s game scoring at an average clip of 32 points an outing. When asked about problems that Magnet Cove’s spread attack poses for the Wildcats, Totty was quick to say the Panthers run similar offensive sets that Strong and Hampton used in Rison’s last two regular season games, both narrow victories for the black and gold. “That’s a concern, because we know the problems that caused for us,” the R.H.S. mentor remarked, commenting about the offensive success of both conference foes in the final two weeks of the regular season. Magnet Cove senior running back Adam Davidson, who just recently made a 32 on his ACT, lugged the ball 25 times for 198 yards and four touchdowns in the Panthers’ rout of Union Christian last Friday. “He [Davidson] is a tough runner with good vision,” Totty said. Totty also had praise for Magnet Cove’s quarterback, stating that “when he’s on, he’s good,” and pointed out that he has a solid “go to” receiver. Defensively, Totty said the Panthers have great pursuit and that they like to strip the ball from runners to cause turnovers. With high chances for rain the latter part of the week, turnovers could play a big role in determining the outcome of the game. The Panthers’ defense yields an average of just 16 points a game. The two teams do have one common opponent for the season. In week one at home, Magnet Cove defeated Parkers Chapel, 34-19. Then in week four, Rison went to Parkers Chapel for an 8-2A Conference tussle and came away with a 44-6 win.

Similar to the challenge he issued his team last week about winning a game in northwest Arkansas, where Rison had gone through a drought on its last four trips to that section of the state, Totty is sending another challenge this week for the Wildcats to try and win back-to-back road (on opponent’s homefield) games in the playoffs for the first time since 1982. That particular year, Rison won three straight on the road to capture a state title. Rison and Magnet Cove last met in 1984, when the ‘Cats downed the Panthers in the state playoffs here. Prior to that, the two schools were members of the 5B Conference from 1964-1967 and waged some important battles that determined district championships. In 1970, while Rison was winning the Class A state title, Magnet Cove was busy collecting the Class B state crown. Before the two schools were district foes in the 1960’s, they met several times in non-conference games, the first meeting between the ‘Cats and Panthers being all the way back in 1951. Rison leads the overall series, 8-4-2. Totty said Tuesday that he has heard talk in recent years by several former Panther players from the 1960’s, who recalled their games with Rison during that stretch of time. So, just like the Wildcats were looking for a little redemption in the northwest part of the state last week, the Panthers may have on their minds the chance for redemption of their own when Rison comes calling Friday.

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Despite Overall Record, Branch Cross Country Says Bears Made Strides This Year Woodlawn Finishes 7th, Rison 14th WOODLAWN - While it may not have been reflected in overall record, Woodlawn’s first-year head football coach, Zach Branch, said his Bears achieved a lot of what they set out to do and he looks forward to taking them to the next step in 2014. “We definitely had some success,” Branch said. “You may not be able to measure it wins, but we did have some success.” The official record will show Woodlawn finishing the year with an official mark of 2-6. The Bears actually won one more game (a 366 victory over Norphlet in a junior varsity game), but Arkansas Activity Association (AAA) rules do not allow JV games against an opponent from the same or lesser classification to be counted toward a team’s official record. But what the official record doesn’t show is how competitive the Bears were this year compared to their previous two seasons, which were both one-win seasons. In 2012, the 1-9 Bears were scored just 72 points for the season while giving up 367. Of those 72 points scored, most of that came in Woodlawn’s lone victory, a 50-14 win over Hermitage to close out the year. The Bears were shutout in six of their nine losses and had the mercy rule invoked against them in all but one of those games. In 2013, Woodlawn scored 200 points over a just a nine-game schedule while giving up 288. The Bears were not shutout at all this year and only had the mercy rule invoked against them twice, the season-opener against Des Arc (a 38-6 loss) and Bearden (a 36-6 setback). It should also be noted that five of their six losses were against teams that are currently ranked among the Top 10 in Class 2A by Hooten’s Arkansas Football and have advanced to the second round of the state playoffs: Bearden, Des Arc, Junction City, Rison and Strong. The only loss that was not against a Top 10 team was the 8-6 setback the Bears suffered when Parkers Chapel scored with 32 seconds left to pull out the win in Week 9. “We set out a goal to be much more competitive, and we did that,” Branch said. “We even managed to take the lead on Junction City - that’s a big deal for us.” Perhaps the biggest turnout this season has been with the offense. After being elevated from assistant coach to head coach in July after former Head Coach Ray Sessions resigned to take a job in Little Rock, one of the first moves that Branch made was dumping the spread and going with the double wing. With limited players, limited size and limited speed, Branch said he felt the double wing was the best offense for the situation he was facing. He said the offense creates a more

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JONES HONORED AT LITTLE ROCK TOUCHDOWN CLUB - The accolades continued to pour in this week for Woodlawn junior wingback Jeffery Jones, who rushed for a record-setting 487 yards rushing against Hermitage in the final game of the season. That mark was a new school year and was the second-highest single game rushing total in state history. The performance earned Jones the honor of being named the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette’s “High School Player of the Week,” and as a result, was recognized at Little Rock Touchdown Club this past Monday. Jones received a standing ovation when he was presented with the award. Pictured from left to right are Woodlawn Coach Zach Branch, Jones and David Bazzel, who emcees the weekly Touchdown Club luncheon. level playing field since it allows multiple blockers at a single point of attack. The moved worked as Woodlawn saw its running game improve throughout the season, culminating in a record-setting 723 yards rushing against Hermitage, the most in school history and the second highest rushing total in a single game in state history. Junior wingback Jeffery Jones rushed for a 487 yards in that game, a new school record and the second-most in state history For the year, Woodlawn rushed for a total of 2,624 yards over a ninegame schedule to average 291.5 yards per game. Branch said the big performance at Hermitage to end the season was just what they needed to shake off the Parkers Chapel loss and build some momentum going into the off season. Branch said he has five objectives he wants to achieve between now and next season: get stronger and faster through the strength and conditioning program, become mentally tougher, develop more of a “team concept,” improve the defense, and become “more balanced” on offense, which for Woodlawn means more production from both the right and left sides of the double wing. Branch admitted before the season began that the majority of their preseason practice time was spent learning the double wing offense and they didn’t spend as much time preparing the defense. “Our offense will be our best defense,” he said. For the most part, that strategy worked. In 2012, the Bears allowed 40 or more points in five of their 10 games. This year, only two opponents topped the 40 mark: no. 1 Junction City scored late to get a

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Bears Fall to Stuttgart In Season Opener, 54-27 STUTTGART - The Woodlawn Bears opened their 2013-14 basketball season last Thursday with a 54-27 loss at Class 4A Stuttgart, new Head Coach Rocky Griffith reported. With limited practice time under their belts, Griffith said the Bears managed to stay close to the Ricebirds for much of the first half before the home team started pulling away in the third quarter. Woodlawn trailed by only three at the end of the first period, 12-9, before Stuttgart stretched its lead to double digits by halftime, 28-16. But the Ricebirds would take control of the game in the third quarter as they went on an 18-4 run. “It really wasn’t that they started pressing us and getting a lot of turnovers,” Griffith said. “They started crashing the boards and getting a lot of putbacks.”

Despite the loss, Griffith said the Bears played “decent defense” against an opponent from a higher classification. He said they were somewhat limited in what they could do offensively since he still has not had a chance to fully install all the plays since the football season ended. “Overall, it was a positive thing,” Griffith said about the game. Chandler Mercer led Woodlawn with 10 points followed by Ben Corley and Jeremy Shumake with six points apiece. Griffith said Dustin Booth had a good defensive game. While he did not have total on how many blocks he had, Griffith estimated that he altered about 20 shots in the game. The Bears are scheduled to host Glen Rose this Thursday, Nov. 21, and Drew Central on Monday, Nov. 25.

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41-8 victory and Hermitage hit 52 in Woodlawn’s wild game to close out the year. Branch said they tweaked the defense before playing Parkers Chapel and he liked what he saw. “The defense did play better except for those breakdowns we had in the last game at Hermitage,” he said, noting that they were able to hold Parkers Chapel to just one touchdown. Woodlawn will be losing five players to graduation, but Branch said he could have close to 30 on board if everything pans out as he expects. If so, he said he plans to evaluate every player to find his offensive and defensive specialists. “The coaching staff is going to sit down and see where each player’s strengths are,” he said. “We’ll take those guys who play best on defense and make sure most of their time is spent on defense and use them in reserve roles on offense. And we’ll do the same with those guys who are best on offense, using them mostly for reserves on defense.” Branch said the added numbers should also give them more depth next year, especially at the skill positions and along both the offensive and defensive lines. After going through what he described as a “rigorous and challenging” offseason program, he said he plans to have the Bears participate in some team camps and some 7-on7 camps over the summer. He said most of that take place after the mandatory two-week dead period is over at the end of June.

Sports Briefs Woodlawn Wrestling To Hold Black/White Match This Thursday

WOODLAWN - The Woodlawn Bears wrestling program has announced that it will host a Black & White Match between the girls and boys varsity basketball game on Nov. 21 at Woodlawn. Woodlawn Superintendent Dudley Hume, who is an assistant coach for the team, said the exhibition will be held in the physical education building. He said flyers will be handed out that will explain how wrestling is scored and include the team schedule.

HOT SPRINGS - The Woodlawn Lady Bears finished seventh overall and the Rison Lady Wildcats were 14th at the Class 1A/2A Girls State Cross Country Meet held earlier this month in the infield at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs. The state meet consisted of both Class 1A and Class 2A high schools with about 22 schools represented. Alcorn High School, a Class 1A school located near Mena, won the meet with a total of 41 points, edging out Trinity Christian School of Texarkana with 56 points and Haas Hall Academy of Fayetteville with 82 points, which finished second and third, respectively, in the team standings. Individually, Morgan Fagan, a freshman from Acorn, won the meet with a time of 19:59, edging out her teammate, Krysten Fagan, who was second with a time of 20:40. Tanj Donovan of Haas Hall was third with a time of 20:52. Woodlawn Results Woodlawn had three runners finish among the Top 50 at the meet. Jordan Wylie had the best finish placing 18th overall with a time of 22:43. She was followed by teammates Delaney Boyd in 30th with a time of 24:00 and Chase Fleetwood in 43rd with a time of 25:01. Other Woodlawn runners and their

Lady Bears Win SEArk Championship

By J.P. Aiken Woodlawn’s senior high girls’ crosscountry team defeated the odds to claim the program’s first Southeast Arkansas Conference title in only its second year of existence Saturday. The Lady Bears beat Hermitage by one point to seal the title and finished the race with four runners in the top 15. Junior Jordan Wylie led the team to victory with a third place finish and a time of 24:01, her best time of an already impressive season thus far. “It’s very exciting, and I’m very proud of how my team and I performed,” Wylie said. “But we aren’t finished yet. Our new focus is on (the state cross country meet at Hot Springs), where we hope to come out on top.” Delaney Boyd and Chase Fleetwood contributed to the win, placing fourth (24:53) and fifth (24:58), respectively. The major breakthrough for the team was the late addition of Lucilla Gill, who joined the team a week before the meet. Gill ran a 27:13, which placed her 17th overall, and fourth best for the Bears. “I’m very honored to be a part of this team and to be recognized as a conference champ,” Gill said. “I wouldn’t have been able to do it without the support of my awesome team, and coaches.” First year head coach Chelsea Weaver was very pleased with her team’s performance at the conference meet. “Our goal was to win, and we accomplished that. I am very proud of my girls and what they did,” Weaver said. Woodlawn entered two senior high boys for the men’s field: Tyson Hume, who finished ninth overall with a time of 21:23, and Matt Conner, who finished 10th with a time of 21:31.

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Woodlawn Approves Facilities Master Plan (continued from page 1) 2013-14 School Year - Maintenance/transportation facility (“bus barn�). 2014-15 School Year - Weight room/fitness building; replace gym floor, replace roof over the administration/cafetorium building (currently underway) 2015-16 School Year - New fieldhouse; public/student restrooms, fitness trail and concession stand. 2017-18 School Year - Family and consumer science classroom/lab; new gym. 2018-19 School Year - Update rural

wastewater system; renovate Family and Consumer Science building for Parent Involvement Center. While all these projects were listed, Hume recommended that the district take no action for now on the restrooms/fitness trail/concession project and the new gym. Most of the projects would have to be funded solely by the school district since non-academic projects or upgrades are not eligible for state partnership funding. Hume did note that he is looking to put some of transportation facility together on the property west of the

(continued from page 1) band performing Christmas music as well. Talent noted that Rison Shine is currently in the process of having electricity installed at the Community Park. He said he hopes to the power available for vendors by Dec. 5. Christmas Parade This year, parade entries will line up at the Pioneer Village, which is located at the intersection of Mockingbird and Yaney Streets in Rison. All local schools, churches, clubs, businesses and other groups are encouraged to put a lighted float together for the parade. Arrangements have been made with the City of Rison to open the exhibit halls at the Pioneer Village to allow parade participants to work on their floats at few days before the event. The floats will be allowed to remain in the exhibit halls overnight, thereby allowing participants to work on the floats a few days before the parade, if needed.

Parade participants are asked to begin arriving at the Pioneer Village beginning at about 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5. The parade itself will follow the same route as last year: proceeding east along the driveway through the Green House Cottages of Southern Hills Nursing Home and then turning north onto Main Street and travelling through downtown Rison. Again, Talent said all parade participants will be invited to pull their floats back along Main Street in the downtown area after the parade so family, friends and others can get pictures and have an upclose look at the floats. As a safety precaution, parade organizers have decided not to allow candy or other items to be thrown from the floats during the parade. Instead, anyone who would like to give away candy or any other items from a float are invited to pass it out after the parade while the floats are parked downtown.

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FIRST DEER - Cortez Gray, 12, a student at Rison, poses with his first deer, a 6-point he killed while hunting with his dad, Corey Gray.

baseball/softball complex. He said he spoke with Cleveland County Judge Gary Spears about the county helping level off a pad for the “bus barn� and Spears said the county could help. Hume said they are considering possibly using some metal carport-like shelters for the bus barn for now. Current Construction Hume reported that the new art room/computer lab addition to the high school and the new music addition to cafetorium/administration building are both close to being in the dry. When the projects first began, then-superintendent Billy Williams said he was hoping to have the new additions ready for student to use by the time they returned to school after the Christmas break. However, Hume said Monday night that it will be much later than that, probably no earlier than March. Both additions were part of the district’s previous Facilities Master Plan. In addition, the district is currently installing a new roof on the administration/cafetorium building, which was also on the previous Facilities Master Plan. During the monthly financial report presented during the regular board meeting, some of the board members asked Hume about how much money will be left in the district’s building fund once all the current projects

are completed. He said it should be somewhere between $90,000 and $100,000. Most of the projects included on this latest Master Plan would have to be funded by the district. Other Business Also during Monday night’s regular monthly meeting, the Woodlawn School Board: • Approved a baseball budget of $4,624 and a softball budget of $8,715. High School Principal Jeff Wylie explained that the softball budget included additional money for fill dirt to repair low spots in the field, money for new uniforms and the pay for the game officials. He pointed out that the booster club provides money to pay for the officials for baseball. • Approved changes in the classified and certified personnel policy handbooks to put them in compliance with the new state laws. The changes were recommended by the Arkansas School Board Association (ASBA) model policy program. • Approved student handbook changes to comply with the updated ASBA model policy recommendations. • Gave Hume and Wylie, who is also the district’s transportation coordinator, permission to hire bus drivers without having to bring them before the board for approval.

Care Fund Provides Help To Local Students in Need (continued from page 1) the funds provided by the kind acts of people who love Cleveland County and want to make an impact in the lives of others has really been a help for those who fall upon hard times.� Crouse said she has used the fund to buy shoes, school supplies, clothing, Christmas for children, a washing machine, and even get the power back on for one family. “When an emergency comes up with a family, what joy it brings to know there is somewhere to turn for help,� Crouse said. “May God richly bless all whom give.� Karen Talent, the counselor at Woodlawn High School, said she has used to fund to pay for eyeglasses, eye exams and even dental work for uninsured students. It has also been used to help a student who had lost a parent, and used to buy food,

school supplies and even a cap and gown for a student who would not have been able to participate in their own graduation. “Often times, the people who receive help from this fund never ask for it. A teacher, counselor or someone else at school learns of a need, and they simply try to do something to help,� said Britt Talent. “One of the nice things about this fund is that it goes directly to a need and the teacher or counselor can discretely provide the assistance without bringing attention to the student,� he said. To make a donation, readers can drop it by The Herald office at 215 Main Street in Rison, or they can send it to: Care Fund, c/o Cleveland County Herald, P.O. Box 657, Rison, AR 71665.

‘Y’ Club

The “Y� Extension Homemakers Club met in the home of Joyce Wilson on Nov. 6 with 10 members present and two visitors, Jannett Henry and Kelly Harris. The next meeting will be at the “Y� Community Center at 10 a.m. Dec. 4. The program, Are You getting a Good Nights Sleep?, was given by Patsy Powers. Follow a regular sleep schedule, take time to relax before bedtime, keep bedroom dark, get out in sunlight each day, no late caffeine; do no turn on bright lights; alcohol won’t help you sleep. The “Y� EHC will sponsor a wreath workshop on November 19 at l:30pm immediately after the Council meeting, anyone interested in making a Christmas wreath, contact Karen Fox, 870-325-7238, for price and type. The workshop will be conducted by Crystal Johnson of Little Blessings. “Y� EHC will be in charge of registration and name tags for the County Council Meeting November 19 at the Fairground Meeting Room.

Church News Tate Temple To Host Fall Youth Revival

RISON - Pastor Elder Frank Phillips, Jr. and Tate Temple Church of God in Christ, located at 102 Honeysuckle Road in Rison, will be hosting the Fall Rison Fellowship District Youth Revival this Thursday and Friday, Nov. 21-22. Services will begin at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, and at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22. The Rison Fellowship District is under the leadership of Supt. E.B. Lea, who would like to invite all out to celebrate the “Goodness� of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Final plans were made for the Soup, Stew and Chili Supper November 9 at 5:30 in the “Y� Community Center. “Y� Community Christmas Tree Lighting will be December 7 at 5:30pm. Santa will be here. The Project Book will a presentation of the Forestry Day Luncheon where “Y� EHC served as hostess. The group will present a $100.00 gift to Casa. Dates to remember- Fall Council Meeting November 19, Bradley County Holiday Food November 18, Fee $15. Cleveland County Holiday Fair- December 14, fair ground “Y� EHC Christmas Party December 4 at 10:00am “Y� Community Buiilding. A workshop is planed for January to make Taco Seasoning Mix. The workshop will be presented by Patsy Powers. A fun time was had as the group played Dirty Turkey. 100% Pure, Raw All Natural

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News Briefs FIRST DEER - Jessica Downey, of Woodlawn, killed her first deer, a doe, while hunting Nov. 10.

Prosperity Cemetery Rison Shine Will Meet Treasurer Not Resigned This Thursday, Nov. 21 RISON - To all families, friends and others who wish to make donations, memorials or pre-pay for grave spaces to Prosperity Cemetery: I want to inform you that I am still the treasurer of the Prosperity Cemetery. I have not resigned yet; Contrary to what you may have heard. All checks and cash donations should be given or mailed to me: Shirley Stewart, 15610 Hwy 35 South, Rison AR 71665. For more info, call 870-357-2366. Thanks for continued faithful support.

RISON - Rison Shine Downtown Development will meet at 6:30 p.m. this Thursday, Nov. 21, to go over final plans for the Cleveland County Christmas Parade and Festival to be held Dec. 5 in downtown Rison. The meeting will be held at the Cleveland County Herald, located at 215 Main Street in downtown Rison. anyone interested in helping organize the parade is encouraged to attend.

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FIRST DEER - Beau Watson killed this eight point while hunting with his father, Cyle Watson, at Norton Deer Camp in Randall Nov. 14. Beau Warson is the son of Cyle and Brandi Watson.

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FIRST DEER - Ashlyn Graves killed her first deer, a 7 point, Nov. 11, while hunting with her Pa at Warren. Ashlyn is the daughter of Michael and Deanna Graves and a ninth grade student at Woodlawn School.

RISON - The Arkansas State Police is now conducting driving tests at the Hall-Morgan Veterans Building next to the courthouse in Rison, Cleveland County Judge Gary Spears has announced. The tests have previously been conducted at the county road department facility.

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