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This Week In Cleveland County Thursday, March 13 Woodlawn Baseball at Billy Bock Classic 5 p.m. vs. White Hall at White Hall High School Woodlawn Softball vs. Drew Central 4:30 p.m. Woodlawn Softball Field Cleveland County Historical Society Meeting 7 p.m. Sturgis Library in Rison Friday, March 14 Rison Baseball at Mountain Pine Tournament TBA at Mountain Pine Woodlawn Baseball at Billy Bock Tournament TBA at Pine Bluff Saturday, March 15 Rison Baseball at Mountain Pine Tournament TBA at Mountain Pine Rison Softball at Norphlet Tournament 10 a.m. at Norphlet Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church Food Pantry 9 to 10:30 a.m. Macedonia MBC Hwy. 35 South of Rison Woodlawn Baseball at Billy Bock Classic TBA at Pine Bluff Country Dance 7 p.m. Hall-Morgan Veterans Building in Rison Monday, March 17 Woodlawn Softball at Magnet Cove 4:30 p.m. at Magnet Cove Kingsland City Council Regular Monthly Meeting 6 p.m. Kingsland City Hall Tuesday, March 18 Rison Baseball vs. McGehee 4:30 p.m. RHS Baseball Field Rison Softball 7-2A East Opener at Hermitage 4:30 p.m. at Hermitage

News Briefs Local Red Cross Office Now Open Wednesdays

RISON - The office for the Cleveland County branch of the Southeast Arkansas Chapter of the American Red Cross is now open from 9 a.m. to noon each Wednesday, Gary Goolsby of the Clevleand County branch has announced. The office is located in the eastern entrance of the Cooperative Extension Office building located on Magnolia Street (Hwy. 133) in Rison. Goolsby said the Red Cross is seeking donations for the “comfort kits” that are given to disaster victims. He explained that the comfort kits include things like deodorant, toothpaste, shampoo and other toiletries that are given to people after they suffer a disaster like a house fire. In addition, Goolsby said the Cleveland County branch is in dire need of additional volunteers. He noted that the Cleveland County branch is now overseeing relief efforts in both Cleveland and Dallas Counties. Anyone interested in volunteering can stop be the Red Cross office or call Goolsby at 325-7527. Know therefore that the Lord thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations; Dueteronomy 7:9

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Rison, Arkansas, Wednesday, March 12, 2014

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Spears Plans To Hold Sales Tax Meetings Three Informational Meetings Set For Early May To Explain 2-Cent Sales Tax

RISON - County Judge Gary Spears told the Cleveland County Quorum court meeting that he plans to hold at least three public meetings around the county in early May to explain the county’s proposed 2-cent sales tax for solid waste. In February, the Cleveland County Quorum Court approved putting the proposed 2-cent sales tax before voters during the primary election on May 20. If approved, the tax would eliminate the quarterly trash fees that residents currently receive. Spears said last week that he will be setting up public meetings at Rison, Kingsland and Woodlawn sometime in early May to explain the tax to the public in more detail. He said he intends for the meetings to be more for information purposes rather than simply pushing the tax. “I’m not going to try to convince anyone one way or the other on the tax,” he said. “I just want to get them

the information.” Spears said he also hopes the meetings will answer some of the rumors floating around the county about the tax. While the intent of the quorum court’s motion was to address the county’s solid waste issues, residents in both municipalities could possibly see their trash fees disappear as well if the tax is approved. The two municipalities within the county - the City of Rison and the City of Kingsland - have the option of taking their portion of the sales tax money and funding their own solid waste program, or allow the county to keep their portion of the tax and pay for the city’s program. While no formal vote has been taken by either city as of yet, both the Rison and Kingsland City Councils have stated that they want the county to cover their solid waste programs if the tax is approved.

The City of Kingsland is already being served under the county’s solid waste contract. ‘Put a Pencil To It’ Spears encouraged residents ‘to put a pencil to it’ to see if they will benefit from the proposed 2-cent sales tax. With a declining balance in the solid waste budget, the quorum court approved a $4.78 per month rate increase in county trash fees to help shore up the budget. That was a 22 percent price hike. County residents now pay $20.58 per month (with tax) for trash disposal. Since the county bills solid

waste on a quarterly basis, that means residents receive a bill every three months for $61.74. Over the course of a year, someone living in the county or within the City of Kingsland will play $246.96 in trash fees. Spears said he believes that about 75 percent of the residents living in Cleveland County will come out ahead over a year’s time paying the 2-cents sales tax instead. To see if that is true for you, the judge said you can determine that by figuring up however much you spend inside the county on a weekly or monthly basis. Whatever that to-

tal may be, multiply the weekly total by 52 of the monthly total by 12 to get an annual total spent inside the county. Once that is figured, multiply it by 2 percent (.02) to determine how much tax you would pay over a year’s time. If your sales tax bills do not exceed $246.96, then Spears said it would be in your best interest to pay the 2cent sales tax instead of the quarterly trash fee. In addition, Spears estimated the county itself could save about $50,000 per year in associated costs with solid waste billing if the quar(see COUNTY page 8)

Wendy James Drops Out of JP Dist. 1 Race

RISON - Wendy Wegner James of Kingsland formally announced Monday that she is withdrawing from the race for Justice of the Peace District 1. James’ departure from the race comes about a week after the campaign filing deadline. She was one of two Democrats who filed for the seat being vacated by James’ father, Justice Fred Wegner of Kingsland. The other Democratic candidate seeking the office is James Ricky Neal. Since there were no other candidates who filed, Neal has a clear path to succeeding Wegner when his term expires Dec. 31. Neal formerly worked for the Arkansas Highway Department at the Cleveland County station in Rison. James issued the following statement regarding her decision to withdraw: “I, Wendy Wegner James, have respectfully withdrawn my candidacy for Justice of the Peace, Zone 1. This decision was not based on winning or losing, but based on integrity and strong family values. I appreciate everyone that would have supported me through the election but I felt this was the right thing to do.” District 1 is the largest geographic district in the county, covering nearly all of western Cleveland County. The district includes everything north of Hwy. 79 and west of the Saline River as well as a section south of Kingsland between Hwy. 97 and the Saline River. James’ withdrawal leaves just one locally contested race for the May 20 primary election. In the District 9 race for justice of the peace, incumbent Charles Rodgers, Jr. is being challenged by former Sheriff Judy King in the Democratic primary. The winner will face Ronald Clayton, Sr., the Republican candidate, in the Nov. 4 general election.

FIRE SAFETY DEMONSTRATION - Students from the Woodlawn High School EAST Lab joined members of the Woodlawn Fire Department earlier this week to build a make-shift house on the north parking lot of the Woodlawn Football Field. EAST Lab student Cody Kimbrell, who is also a new volunteer for the Woodlawn Fire Department, said the structure will be used as part of a fire safety program that will be presented to students this Friday. He said members of the Woodlawn Fire Department will speak to students about fire safety before setting the make-shift structure on fire to demonstrate what happens during an actual building fire. Kimbrell said the entire project is being videoed and will be presented as Woodlawn’s community service project at the National EAST Conference this spring in Hot Springs. Pictured above are (left to right) Woodlawn Fire Chief Owen Rushing, Kimbrell and firefighter A.E. Jones.

CCSB Gives Certified Employees a Pay Raise RISON - Superintendent Johnnie Johnson told the Cleveland County School Board Monday night that the state has approved the district’s request to convert Kingsland Elementary into a K-5 elementary starting with the 2014-15 school year. In addition, the school board also approved a $500 pay raise for the certified staff and approved naming Davy King as the new Rison High School principal beginning July 1. King replaces Kent Baggett, who is retiring at the end of this current contract on June 30. All those actions took place during the Cleveland County School Board’s regular monthly meeting Monday night at the administration building in Rison. The school board had previously approved Johnson’s recommenda-

tion that Kingsland Elementary be converted into a K-5 school. While recommendation had been approved by the school board, it still had to be approved by the Arkansas Department of Education for it to become official. Johnson said he received a phone call last Wednesday and received an written confirmation for the Education Department last Friday confirming the move. Beginning next school year, sixth grade students at Kingsland will be transported to Rison to attend the junior high school that is housed in the same building as the high school. Last year, the Cleveland County School Board voted to convert Rison Elementary from a K-6 school to a K-5 school, and move the sixth graders into the high school to create a

6-8 junior high. That move became effective with the start of this current school year. Earlier, Johnson recommended the same change be implemented at Kingsland Elementary to make the district’s two elementary schools the same plus give the Kingsland sixth graders the same educational opportunities being provided to the Rison sixth graders. For instance, Johnson noted that the Rison sixth graders had an opportunity to take EAST lab but Kingsland students did not since there is no EAST lab at the Kingsland campus. The biggest change for the sixth graders will be that students will be attending different classes for different subjects rather than sitting under basically the same teacher throughout the day as they did in the elemen-

tary setting. Certified Staff Schedule The school board approved giving all certified staff at $500 raising and adding one step to the salary schedule. The additional step now means that staff in Cleveland County School District will see an annual pay increase each for year up to 21 years. Johnson said the district ranked last among the school districts in the Southeast Arkansas Educational Cooperative in terms of the number of steps included in the certified salary schedule. Certified staff refers to teachers and others who must have state certification to carry out their job. Under the salary schedule, employees automatically receives a pre-determined wage increase for

each year of service. Those annual steps now top out at 21 years under the new schedule. The $500 pay raise was simply added to each of those steps. Make-Up Days The board also approved Johnson’s recommendations to use Friday, April 18, and Friday, May 30, as make-up days for the two days that school was canceled this year due to winter weather. Johnson said school was originally set to end on Thursday, May 29, so the additional day simply takes them to the end of the week. 2014-15 School Calendar The board approved a 2014-15 school calendar that is essentially a duplicate of this year’s calendar. School is set to start on Monday, (see CCSB page 8)

WOODLAWN - The Woodlawn School District seems to be financially healthy but Superintendent Dudley Hume said the district still needs more money to stay competitive. That was the summation of Monday night’s meeting of the Woodlawn School Board after it heard a financial analysis of the district presented by Jason Holsclaw of Stephens, Inc., the district’s financial adviser. Holsclaw told the board that Woodlawn’s financial data stack up well overall, especially when compared to districts of similar size and other districts in the region. The analysis considered the district’s financial trends over the past five years. Holsclaw said Woodlawn has seen its assessed value of the property within the district grow by about 4 percent over that five-year period.

“This is exceptional growth for South Arkansas,” he said, noting that a 2 percent increase is considered good while Woodlawn basically doubles that percentage. He also pointed out that Woodlawn’s debt ratio is below the state average of 8.5 percent. “That’s really good for a district this size,” he said. A “surplus analysis,” which looks at total revenue versus total payments made for debt service, showed that Woodlawn brings in about $335,000 in local revenue each year compared to about $220,000 in debt service payments. Holsclaw said that equates to the district having about $1.50 in revenue for every $1 dedicated to debt service. When that ratio gets down to about $1.20 is when investors might begin to shy away from bond issues. He said the district remains attractive to inves-

tors in that regard. Overall, Holsclaw said Woodlawn has enough “borrowing capacity” to pursue more bonds if it chooses to do so. However, he pointed out that having that capacity doesn’t necessarily equate to being able to afford it. Options to Consider Holsclaw offered a few options the district could consider if it were to pursue additional money. One was non-bonded debt, which is where the district simply leases or buys something on terms. This option does not require voter or state approval. The other option was second-lien bonds, which is where the district simply takes out a second lien. This can be achieved by adding a another bond payment to the district’s existing debt service or extend the term of the existing bond period to cover

the additional bond money. Holsclaw said simply extending the payoff on existing bond debt is usually the best option since the district will continue to make the same payment it is already making but have the additional money on hand to work with. Currently, Holsclaw said Woodlawn is paying about $66,000 per year in debt service for a $740,000 bond. If the district wanted to get more bond money, it could simply apply for a second lien and add the duration of that bond payment onto the end of the district’s existing debt. This way, he said, the extra money the district receives from the second bond issue isn’t being reduced by a second payment on top of the existing debt. He pointed out that restructuring the district’s existing bonds would require approval by voters. More Money Needed

As Holsclaw’s presentation was wrapping up, Hume told the board it needs to seriously consider finding ways to bring more money into the district. While Woodlawn has seen an increase in student enrollment this school year, Hume said the district needs even more money to remain competitive with other districts in terms of salaries, transportation and other factors. Hume pointed out that the district’s school bus fleet is starting to show its age as many of the buses are having to be pulled off routes for repairs. High School Principal Jeff Wylie, who also serves as the district’s transportation supervisor, said the district has only bought two new buses in the 11 years he has been with the school district. Hume said the district needs to de(see WOODLAWN page 8)

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COUNTY CLERKS OFFICE RECEIVES GRANT - The Cleveland County Clerk/Circuit Clerk’s office recently received a General Improvement Fund (GIF) grant to help buy a copier for the office. Deputy Clerk Mary Green said the copier allows the public greater access to the files stored at the clerk’s office. Pictured are (left to right) Dist. 27 State Sen. Bobby Pierce of Sheridan, Southeast Arkansas Economic Development District Deputy Director David Dempsey, Cleveland County Deputy Clerk Mary Green, and Dist. 10 State Rep. Mike Holcomb of Pine Bluff.

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. 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: March 13 - Bro. B.J. Johnson will bring the devotional March 20 - Bro. Johnny Brewster will bring the devotional March 27 - Bro. Bob Rains will bring the devotional Lunch Menu (Served 11:30 a.m.) Thursday, March 13 - Beef Italian macaroni, purple hull peas, country corn, dinner roll, sugar cookie, milk.

Friday, March 14 - Sliced ham, Swiss cheese, ambrosia, pasta salad, wheat bread (2), apple milk, mustard. Monday, March 17 - St. Patrick’s Day: Brunswick stew, okra and tomatoes, mixed greens, cornbread, white cake with green frosting, milk. Tuesday, March 18 - Chicken dumplings, green peas, country tomatoes, dinner roll, Oreo cookies, milk. Wednesday, March 19 - Chicken and sausage jambalaya, cabbage, sliced carrots, dinner roll, applesauce, milk. Thursday, March 20 - Turkey Tetrazzini, lima beans, mixed greens, cornbread, cinnamon sugar cookie, milk. Friday, March 21 - Hamburger patty, lettuce, tomato and pickle, tater gems, hamburger bun, peach coobler, milk, mustard.

School Lunches RISON/KINGSLAND Monday - Breakfast: Cereal, cheese stick, fruit, juice and milk. Lunch: Sausage pizza, tossed salad with ranch, California blend, dessert, fruit and milk. Grades 6-12 will have a choice of regular tray or salad tray. Tuesday - Breakfast: Chicken and biscuit, fruit, juice and milk. Lunch: Chicken sandwich, french fries, ketchup, carrot sticks, lettuce, tomato, pickle, fruit and milk. Grades 612 will have a choice of regular tray or baked potato tray. Wednesday - Breakfast: Breakfast pizza, fruit, juice and milk. Lunch: Baked chicken, seasoned green beans, mashed potatoes with gravy, wheat roll, fruit and milk. Grades 612 will have a choice of regular tray or salad tray. Thursday - Breakfast: Sausage and biscuit, fruit, juice and milk. Lunch: Lasagna with meat sauce, tossed salad with ranch, wheat roll, fruit and milk. Grades 6-12 will have a choice of regular tray or baked potato tray. Friday - Breakfast: Cereal, yogurt, fruit, juice and milk. Lunch: Fish sticks, baked beans, coleslaw, tarter sauce, fruit and milk. Grades 6-12 will have a choice of regular tray or salad tray. WOODLAWN Monday - Breakfast: Pancakes with sausage, cereal with fruit, milk

and juice. Lunch: Hot ham and cheese, sweet potato fries, carrot and celery sticks, juice bars, pears and milk. Line two: Steak fingers, cream potatoes, steamed broccoli, rolls, peaches and milk. Tuesday - Breakfast: Morning sausage rolls, cereal with fruit, milk and juice. Lunch: Chicken rings, macaroni and cheese, English peas, peaches and milk. Line two: Pepperoni pizza, salad, corn, pears and milk. Wednesday - Breakfast: Chicken and biscuit, cereal with fruit, milk and juice. Lunch: Chicken fried steaks, cream potatoes, steamed broccoli, rolls, pineapple chunks and milk. Line two: Chicken burgers, fries with ketchup, baked beans (5- 6th grade), sandwich cups, apple wedges with caramel dip and milk. Thursday - Breakfast: Biscuit and gravy, cereal with fruit, milk and juice. Lunch: Taco casserole, shredded lettuce and diced tomatoes, refried beans, cinnamon roll (7-12th grade), chocolate chip cookie (K-6th grade), applesauce and milk. Line two: Chili dogs, baked beans, coleslaw, mandarin oranges and milk. Friday - Breakfast: Breakfast pizza, cereal with fruit, milk and juice. Lunch: Chicken spaghetti, green beans, salad, breadsticks, orange smiles and milk. Line two: Chicken fajitas, pinto beans, lettuce/tomatoes, salsa, peaches and milk.

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By James Boney “Know therefore that the Lord they God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations;” --- Deuteronomy 7:9 Birthdays this week: Mike Mosley - March 8, Walter DalSanto, Dorothy Shepherd and Memory Sanders – March 11, James McIntyre Jr. - March 12, Joye Splawn – March 13, Sue Sanders – March 14, Jarrod Langford, James Herring and Jackie Harton – March 15. Welcome back Jarrod Langford. We Eagles are saddened at the passing of Mrs. Alene Thompson Erwin last week. She was 93. Melody Spears reports the BBQ and auction of two weekends ago netter $5,100 that will go toward paying the NECC’s building debt of $23,000. Congratulations to Justin Wagnon who has accepted the pastorship of New Friendship Baptist Church in Kingsland. The Battle of Marks’ Mills by James L. Boney, part 3: “To silence the two Federal guns on the hill, General Cabell sent for his artillery. The cannoneers of Hughey’s battery were standing by their guns, listening to the sounds of the battle when an officer came along the line and ordered them to the front. They went down a long hill, across a creek and out into an opening. Here they were in full view of the Union battery on the hill some four hundred yards in their front. The guns quickly went into battery, powder charges were rammed home, and fuses were cut. At the word from Hughey, the four guns roared into action sending round after round of case-shot into the Federal line. Through the smoke and dust of this man-made hell, the cannoneers could see that their artillery was doing terrible and deadly work. The Federal battle line was weaving to and fro and showing signs of giving way. The soldiers were falling fast. Most of the battery’s horses along with a number of the men were killed. The Confederates also suffered heavy casualties from the grapeshot and shell of the enemy cannon. It was here that the South lost many of its best officers and men. The area around the road junction was covered with dead and wounded men. The noise of the battle was terrible. The roar of the cannon could be heard for fifteen miles. The people in the next township could hear the roar and knew a terrible battle was in progress. At this time, General Thomas Dockery’s small brigade arrived on

the field and joined the action on Cabell’s left. Supported by the 7th Arkansas cavalry, Dockery’s command swept around Cabell’s command and reached the Camden road west of the Union position. About the same time, a scout informed Colonel Drake that a large force of Confederate cavalry was approaching from the east. This would be Shelby’s command that consisted of his own Missouri brigade and Colonel John Wright’s 2nd Arkansas brigade. The Federals were now surrounded on three sides. Colonel Drake now called upon the five remaining companies of the 36th Iowa to meet the attack from the east. At this time, Colonel Drake decided to try to make contact with Major Mark McCauley who was to bring the 77th Ohio to the front. This regiment was at the rear of the train. While enroute to McCauley’s command post, Drake was severely wounded in the left hip by a minie ball fired from the Confederate line. Before passing out, Drake told Captain McGill to turn command over to Major Spellman. The time: 10:30 a.m., April 25th 1864. When they reached the battle area, General Shelby told Captain Richard Collins to fire his two cannon. This would let General Fagan know that they were on the Federal left flank. He then gave the order to charge. The troopers charged into the right battalion of the 36th Iowa forcing them back into the already tangled mass of fighting around the guns and buildings. At the same time, Cabell’s command rose to their feet and converged on Lieutenant Peetz’ two guns. After an hour of this almost handto-hand combat, the Federals with their ammunition almost gone began to fall back. Leaving the two guns, a large number of Federal soldiers move to their left and took refuse in and around a large log house which stood about 150 yards north by east of their original position. General Cabell’s command now found themselves in possession of over 200 prisoners, two cannon and a large number of wagons. The first Union position had been taken. The 1st and 2nd Arkansas now moved forward toward the house. After several volleys had been exchanged, they captured about 100 Federals. These soldiers were placed under guard and sent to the rear as prisoners of war. “ Please feel free to share items of interest for this column before Monday. This will appear on the internet at http://WeAreTheEagles.blogspot. com. Go Eagles.

Southern Hills SIPES COTTAGE #1 Louise Riggins was visited by Marcell Jacks. C.E. Van Ness was visited by C.E. Van Ness III. WILSON COTTAGE #2 Gladys Spakes was visited by Carolyn Spakes; Jimmie and Linda Reep; Greyson Sandine; Jerry Spakes. Rita Reep was visited by Carolyn Spakes; Jimmie and Linda Reep; Greyson Sandine; Jerry Spakes. Loucille was visited by Jimmie and Linda Reep; Greyson Sandine. Frances Lee was visited by Peggy Blackledge and Eli; Connie and Morgan Womack; Shirley Mullin; Sandy Hodges. Shirley Jackson was visited by Ruby Adair and Betty Wilkes. Lucy Elnora Hendrix was visited by Jerry Ritchey and Christy Jayne. Gladys Laughry was visited by Jack S. Williams. All residents were visited by Rison United Methodist Church Devotional and Phyllis Reed. McKINNEY COTTAGE #3 Lorene Morrison was visited by

Jerry Spakes. SADLER COTTAGE #4 Vickie Reed was visited by Frances Lightsey; Marty and Billy Bowlin; Ida Hightower; Diane Fore; Phyllis Reed; Glenna Knowles. Gwen Rhodes was visited by Ida Hightower. Hankey Gwin was visited by Linda Harris; Tyler Gwin; Artie Gwin. CURRY COTTAGE #5 Betty Taylor was visited by Janice Kimbrell; Patsy Weed; Betsy Golden. Nadine Jones was visited by Brett Springfield. John Hartley was visited by Betsy Golden and Patsy Weed. PUTERBAUGH COTTAGE #6 Patsy Wilson was visited by Ruth Phillips; Allen Wilson and Barbara Ashcraft; Joyce Shepherd; Mary Nelms; Irene Wooley; Lynn Shaw; Tonda Shaw; Travis Shaw. Catherine Deupree was visited by Marty Bowlin and Frances Lightsey. E. Thornberry was visited by Virginia Steitler; John Steitler; Glen Steitler; Walter Steitler; Mary Steitler and Faith Steitler.

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By Janet Tharpe Rose Mary Mogan’s Irish Soda Bread is so tasty you’re not going to just want to make this on St. Patrick’s Day! Perfect with a big smear of butter and a steaming cup of coffee, you’re friends will feel really lucky when you serve them this wonderful soda bread. See step-by-step photos of Rose Mary’s recipe plus thousands more from home cooks nationwide at: You’ll also find a meal planner, coupons and chances to win! Enjoy and remember, use “just a pinch”... -Janet “I’m always asked to share this recipe!” Rose Mary Mogan, Sauk Village, IL (Pop. 10,506) What You Need 2 c whole wheat flour 3 c all-purpose flour 2/3 c sugar 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp each baking soda, & salt 1/2 c cold butter, cut into pieces 2 large eggs, beaten room temp 1-1/2 c buttermik 15 oz box raisins 1 large egg beaten with 1 tbsp milk 3 tbsp caraway seeds (opt) 1-1/2 c extra flour, for dusting 4 oz extra butter, for serving Directions • Preheat oven to 350F. • Pour raisins into bowl, cover with water and microwave on high for 5 min. Set aside to cool, drain. • Spray baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside. • Sift flours, sugar,salt, baking powder and baking soda in a large bowl. Pour into food processor with a metal blade. • Add the cold butter and pulse 8 to 12 times or until mixture resembles course crumbs. • Add the two beaten eggs and buttermilk. Process until dough comes together. • Dust work surface with the remaining 1 1/2 cups of flour; turn out dough onto work surface. • Add plump raisins and caraway seeds. Knead with floured hands until raisins are incorporated. Divide the dough into two equal portions. Shape into two round breads. • Transfer to prepared baking pan. Brush loaves with egg wash. Cut an X in top of each loaf. • Bake for 45-50 min. or until top is golden brown. • Remove from oven and let cool on wire rack for 15 min. • Slice and serve warm with additional butter. © Just A Pinch Recipe Club. Used by Permission.

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Bears Open Season With 4-0 Start WOODLAWN - The Woodlawn Bears exploded for 11 runs in the bottom of the third as they rallied from an early deficit to blowout the Carlisle Bison, 15-5, in six innings Tuesday afternoon at Woodlawn. Carlisle scored a run in the first and another in the third off overthrows to take a 2-0 lead into the bottom of the third before the Bears broke the game open. Trey Chapman and Colton Williams drew back-to-back walks to lead off the inning before Jacob Richardson was hit by a pitch to load the bases. J.P. Aiken then singled off the top of the wall to drive in two runs before Taylor Stitt walked setting up a two-run double by Caleb Holleman. Jayden Fultz drew yet another walk and Stephen Allbright followed with a two-run single. Colby Ferguson sacrificed in a run for the first out to third and complete a rota-

tion through the entire line-up. Richardson would single in another run while Aiken recorded his third RBI of the inning with a sacrifice fly in his second at-bat. Williams started on the mound for Woodlawn and went two innings before giving way to Stitt in the third. Stitt threw the next two innings to collect the win. Ferguson and Holleman closed out the game. Richardson led Woodlawn at the plate going 3-for-3. Aiken, Allbright and Holleman all had two hits apiece. Holleman finished with five RBIs while Aiken had three and Allbright two. Bears Coach Tommy Richardson said he limited his pitchers this week in preparation for Thursday’s opener at the Billy Bock Classic in Pine Bluff. Woodlawn opens the tourney playing the White Hall Bulldogs at 5 p.m. Thursday at White Hall. Woodlawn is in the bottom half

COVERED BLEACHERS NEARLY COMPLETED - David Stover of the Woodlawn School Board reported Monday night that the he expects the new covered bleachers on the visitors side at the Woodlawn baseball field to be completed by sometime this week. After the Arkansas Activities Association awarded the Class 2A State Baseball Tournament to Woodlawn last month, Stover said he and other volunteers decided to push ahead with their plans to cover the visitor’s side grandstands - the home side had already been covered. Stover said the project was fully funded with private donations and volunteer labor. He estimated it would have cost between $20,000 to $25,000 to complete the project.

Lowery, Wildcats Pick Up 12-7 Win in Season Opener STAMPS - The Rison Wildcats found just enough in heat their bats last Friday to put away in the Lafayette County Cougers, 12-7, at Stamps. After the ‘Cats first two games were canceled due to cold, wet weather, Rison finally had a chance to open the season with a road trip to Lafayette County. The Wildcats wasted little time in putting runs on the board as they opened with three runs in the top of the first. The Coogs came back with a run in the first and two more in the second to tie the game, 3-3, before Rison would take the lead for good with a run in the top of the third. The Wildcats would go on to add a run in the fourth, another in the fifth and five more in the sixth to go up 11-3 and essentially clinch the game. Jackson Lowery got the start and the win for Rison, throwing five solid innings in scattering five hits with seven strikeouts and just one walk. Garrett Dedman came on in relief in the sixth and got two outs before running into trouble. Clay Morris relieved him to finish out the sixth and throw the seventh innning as well. Lowery joined James Ryan Reed and Tyler Parker in going 2-for-4 at the plate. Parker had three RBIs

while Lowery and Reed both drove in one run apiece. Morris, Dedman and Seth Crouse also had hits for the Wildcats. Rison Coach Dustin McGee thought the team played well overall, especially considering it was their first game of the year. “I was pleased,” he said. “I thought Jackson (Lowery) played real well.” He said he was proud of the way the offense made their adjustments and stepped up as the game wore on. He also noted that everyone scored at least once and that Rison did not have an error in the game. The Wildcats are scheduled to play in the Mountain Pine Tournament this Friday and Saturday.

Lady ‘Cats Will Start Season Sat. at Norphlet

The Rison Lady Wildcats have yet to start their season after their first two games were called due to the weather. They are scheduled to play at 10 a.m. this Saturday in the first round of the Norphlet Tournament. Rison was supposed to have played Mountain Pine Tuesday afternoon but Mountain Pine did not have the game properly scheduled.

Lady Bears Off To 2-0 Start WOODLAWN - The Woodlawn Lady Bears scored runs in every frame as they walloped the Smackover Lady Buckaroos, 11-1, in six innings Tuesday afternoon at Woodlawn. The Lady Bears scored two runs in the first, one in the second, two in the third, three in the fourth, one in the fifth and two in the sixth to invoke the 10-run mercy rule. Drew Stitt led the Woodlawn hitters going 3-for-4 with a two-run homer in the third. Coach Chad Hutson said it was her first homerun as a high school player. Megan Howard had a homerun and a double for the Lady Bears while Maddie Stewart went 2-for-3 and scored three runs. Jordan Wylie and Amber Helms also had hits. Helms also stole two more bases to bring her season total to four stolen bases over a two-game stretch. Delayne Boyd is right behind her with three overall. Lily Henderson picked up her second pitching victory in as many days holding the Lady ‘Bucks to just four hits with nine strikeouts. Woodlawn 4, Fordyce 2 FORDYCE - After experiencing some rainouts last week, the Woodlawn Lady Bears opened their

2014 season with a 4-2 win over the Fordyce Ladybugs at Fordyce Monday afternoon. Lily Henderson, getting her first pitching start of the year, pitched a no hitter but the game still came down to the wire thanks to a couple of unearned runs. Laynie Nelson gave the Lady Bears an early 1-0 when she doubled to drive in a run in the first inning. Woodlawn added another score in the fourth to go up 2-0 before the Ladybugs would scratch out two unearned runs in the bottom of the fifth to tie the game, 2-2. But the Lady Bears would answer quickly. Megan Howard led off the top of the sixth with a base hit but was caught stealing for the first out. Drew Stitt then reached on an error and would eventually score on a sacrifice by Amber Helms. Addie Adair later singled and would eventually scored on a passed ball to make it 42 margin. Woodlawn Coach Chad Hutson commended Nelson for the job she did pitching her first game of the year. In addition to the no-hitter, she also had 11 strikeouts and issued just three walks and hit one batter.

of the bracket. Dollarway will play Watson Chapel in the other bottom bracket game. The top bracket has Hermitage playing Pine Bluff and Harrison playing Stuttgart. Richardson said the Bears will play games both Friday and Saturday against opponents to be determined. Woodlawn 12, Smackover 6 SMACKOVER - The Woodlawn Bears overcame some early game distractions as they scored six runs in the fifth to pave their way to a 12-6 victory over the Smackover Buckaroos Monday afternoon at Smackover. Woodlawn Coach Tommy Richardson was ejected from the game in the first inning for arguing a call made on an appeal. He said it was the first time he has been thrown out of game in his 21 years of coaching high school baseball. Richardson’s long-time volunteer assistant, Robert Rushing, coached the team from that point forward. Woodlawn still ended up scoring three runs in the top of the first but Smackover came back with two of their own in the bottom of the frame to make it 3-2. The Bears’ Taylor Stitt hit a solo homerun in the third to add a run before Woodlawn borke it open with six runs in the fifth. J.P. Aiken started the game for Woodlawn but lasted only twothirds of an inning before walking too many batters. He was relieved by Jacob Richardson, who threw the next 4-1/3rd innings to pick up the win. Richardson allowed just two hits and struck out five. Trey Chapman finished the game. Stitt had a homerun and double to lead the Woodlawn batters. Aiken had three RBIs while Jayden Fultz and Stephen Allbright both had hits. Woodlawn 9, Heber Springs 2 WOODLAWN - The Woodlawn Bears led from the start as they knocked off the Class 4A Heber Springs Panthers, 9-2, Saturday at Woodlawn Field. Woodlawn scored three runs in the first and two in the third to go up 5-0 before Heber Springs answered with a single run in the fourth and another in the fifth to close it to 5-2. But Bears answered with a run in the bottom of the fifth and three more in the sixth to put the game away. Trey Chapman, Jacob Richardson and Colton Williams all had doubles in the game. Caleb Holleman had two hits while J.P. Aiken had a single. Taylor Stitt got the start and the win for Woodlawn throwing four complete innings. Chapman pitched the final three frames. Woodlawn 8, Hazen 3 WOODLAWN - After suffering rainouts in their first two games, the Woodlawn Bears finally opened the 2014 season last Friday with an 8-3 win over the Hazen Hornets at Woodlawn Field. After two scoreless innings, the Hornets scored a run in the top of the third to go up 1-0 before the Bears answerd with two in the bottom of the frame. Woodlawn added three more in the fourth to make it 5-1 before Hazen responded with two in the fifth to pull back to within 5-3. Woodlawn would seal the win with three more runs in the sixth. J.P. Aiken got the start and the win for Woodlawn. He pitched four innings before giving way to Jacob Richardson for the final three. Combined, they held the Hornets to just four hits. Aiken had nine strikeouts in the game. Caleb Holleman had two doubles to top the Woodlawn hitters. Aiken, Richardson, Trey Chapman, Colton Williams, Jayden Fultz and Stephen Allbright also had hits.

News Briefs Historical Society Will Prescott Scholarship Spay/Neuter Clinic Meet This Thursday Fundraising Dinners For Cats March 25-27 RISON - The Cleveland County Set For Friday, April 4 MONTICELLO - The Humane SoHistorical Society will meet at 7 p.m. this Thursday, March 13, at the Sturgis Library in Rison. Anyone interested in local history is encouraged to attend.

Country Dance Held Sats. at Vets Building

RISON - A Country Dance featuring the Gene Rainey Band is held the first, third and fifth Saturdays of each month at the Hall-Morgan Veterans Building in Rison beginning at 7 p.m. each time. Admission is $5. The next dance will be held Saturday, March 15.

RISON - Chicken and Steak Dinner Fundraiser for the Logan Prescott Memorial Scholarship will be held Friday, April 4. Chicken dinners will be $8 for a chicken quarter, baked beans and potato salad. Dinners will be served from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Steak dinners will be $12 for steak, baked potato and baked beans. They will be available for pick-up from 3 to 6 p.m. Tickets may be purchased from Jeff or Lisa Prescott, Jason or Kathy Phillips, at Rison City Hall or Bumper-to-Bumper. Call (870) 692-5902 or (870) 818-3040 for more information.

Hall-Morgan Post Will Meet This Tuesday Books Now Open To RISON - The Hall-Morgan Post 83 of the American Legion will meet Collect Real, Personal at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March. 18, at Property Taxes for ‘13 the Hall-Morgan Veterans Building located across the courthouse in Rison.

Trail Ride To Be Held March 22 At Fairgrounds

RISON - A trail ride will be held Saturday, March 22 at 9 a.m. at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds. All riders are welcomed and are asked to enter through gate No. 5. This trail ride is sponsored by the Cleveland County Saddle Club. For more info, call George Fox at 870-325-7238.

Large Item Trash Pick-Up Availalble To County Residents

RISON - Residents living the county can have large items picked up for disposal the third Thursday 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.

Rison Class of 1964 Sets 50th Reunion May 10

RISON - The Rison High School Class of 1964 will hold its 50th class reunion May 10 at 6 p.m. at the Star City Village Catfish Restaurant. If you would like to see your friends, you are welcome to join us! Call Barbara Ashcraft at (870) 6921864.

Trail Ride Benefit To Be Held March 29

FOUNTAIN HILL - A Prairie Benefit Trail Ride for cancer research in memory of Frankie Lloyd will be held Saturday, March 29 at the corner of Goose Hollow Road and Prairie Road in Fountain Hill. The ride will begin at 9 a.m., followed by barbecue and fixings at Noon. A cake walk and live auction with items donated by local businesses and individuals will also be held. For more information, contact Wade Pennington at 870-723-5391 or Julie Pennington at 870-7232464.

RISON - Cleveland County Tax Collector Marcell Jacks has announced that the books were opened March 1 to begin collecting 2013 personal and real property taxes. They will delinquent after Oct. 15. Jacks said her office will be sending out the statements for the 2013 taxes this week.

Mt. Zion-Bowman Spring Cemetery Meeting Set April 5

RISON - The Mt. Zion-Bowman Township will have its spring cemetery meeting Saturday, April 5 at 9 a.m. at the cemetery.

Poultry Feeding Ops. Registration Deadline Set For March 28

RISON - The Cleveland County Conservation District has announced its annual registration deadline for all Poultry Feeding Operations (PFO) to register by Friday, March 28. All PFOs are required to register. A $10 registration fee per operation is due at the time of registration, payable to the Cleveland County Conservation District. Registration and payment may be mailed to P.O. Box 302, Rison, AR 71665, or brought by the Cleveland County Conservation office located next to the Cleveland County Fairgrounds in Rison. For more information, call Ann Clement or Tony Madar at (870) 325-6581.

ciety of Southeast Arkansas in cooperation with 4 West Veterinary Clinic will sponsor a spay/neuter clinic for felines (cats) March 25-27, Dr. Douglas Mullins, DVM, has announced. The cost is $30 per cat, male or female. A current rabies shot is required by state law before surgery. Rabies shots are $8. To make an appointment, call 870367-2469. 4 West Veterinary Clinic is located at 120 Greenfield Drive in Monticello.

Cattlemen’s Confer. Is March 20 at UAM

MONTICELLO - The Arkansas Cattlemen’s Association 2014 Spring Conference for Area V will be held at 6 p.m. March 20 at the University of Arkansas at Monticello Agriculture Building. Area V includes the Cleveland, Ashley, Bradley, Calhoun, Dallas, Delta, Desha/Drew, Lincoln, and Ouachita Associations Speakers include Mike Runner of Multimin, ACA state staff and leadership. Local Sponsors include AgHeritage Farm Credit Services, Arkansas AG, Cater’s Veterinary Service, Drew Farm Supply and Gibson Cattle. Please RSVP for the meal by Friday, March 14, at (501) 224-2114. All members and anyone interested in the cattle industry are urged to attend. Contact Glynn Gibson at (870) 392-7712 for more information.

Alcoholic, Narcotics Anonymous Meets Mondays in Rison

RISON - Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the Cleveland County Office of Emergency Management in the courthouse at Rison. For more information, contact Ray R. at (870) 357-2027 or Kristi W. at (870) 718-5186. Please leave a message. You will be contacted any day or time.

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The City of Rison will be accepting bids from March 5, 2014 until April 1, 2014 on a mini excavator with the following specifications: Minimum of 8000 lb. classification machine, Rubber tracks, long arm boom with reach of 18’ and hydraulic thumb attachment, bid should include a three (3) foot ditching bucket, cab with heat/air, four (4) way blade, two (2) foot digging bucket and quick coupling capability. The City of Rison reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids. LAWN CARE BIDS FOR 2014 Cleveland County will be accepting SEALED BIDS on lawn care for the Cleveland County Courthouse, to include Jail, Veterans Building, Solid Waste Transfer Station, and The Extension Office. Bids will be accepted from Wednesday, March 5th, until 10:00 am on Monday, March 17th. All bids should be submitted in a sealed envelope marked “LAWN BID” on the outside. Bids may be submitted to Cleveland County Judge, P. O. Box 348, Rison, AR 71665 or dropped off at the Judges Office in the courthouse during normal business hours. Cleveland County reserves the right to accept or reject any and or all bids. All bids will be opened on Monday, March 17th at 10:00 am in the Judges Office. LAWN CARE BIDS FOR OLD NURSING HOME 2014 Cleveland County will be accepting SEALED BIDS on lawn care for the “Old” Cleveland County Nursing Home. Bids will be accepted from Wednesday, March 5th, until 10:00 am on Monday, March 17th. All bids should be submitted in a sealed envelope marked “OLD NURSING HOME LAWN BID” on the outside. Bids may be submitted to Cleveland County Judge, P. O. Box 348, Rison, AR 71665 or dropped off at the Judges Office in the courthouse during normal business hours. Cleveland County reserves the right to accept or reject any and or all bids. All bids will be opened on Monday, March 17th at 10:00 am in the Judges Office.

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News Briefs Woodlawn Elem. Sets Kindergarten Reg. For March 31-April 11

WHS QUIZ BOWL PLACES FOURTH IN REGION - The Woodlawn Senior High Quiz Bowl Team competed in the Arkansas Governors Quiz Bowl on Saturday, March 8 at Parker’s Chapel. They placed fourth in the Region. Pictured (left to right) sponsor Reasa Britt, sophmore Tyler Gavin, sophmore Katie Willett, senior Erica Kriner, and senior Amber Scoles.

WOODLAWN - Woodlawn Elementary will hold kindergarten registration March 31 through April 11. Parents may register their child Monday-Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. in the elemetary office. For the 2014-2015 school year, a child must be five years of age on or before Aug. 1 to entroll in kindergarten. All kindergarten students are required to ahve a physical screening done by their personal physician. Parents are asked to bring their child’s birth certificate, immunization records, social security card and the physical screening when registering their child. Due to new laws in place, it is a MUST that parents pre-register their

child even though they are attending head start. All kindergarten age children must be assessed prior to the beginning of school in the fall. This assessment will be given the last week of May in the kindergarten building.

WHS Spanish Club To Sponsor Red Cross Blood Drive March 19

WOODLAWN - The Woodlawn High School Spanish Club will sponsor a Red Cross Blood Drive Wednesday March 19, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. in the testing center at the high school. The drive is open to the public and interested donors can call the school at 870-357-8171 to schedule a time but walk-ins are also welcome. Lyndzey Wall, club secretary, invites everyone from the surrounding communities to come and donate to a great cause.


WJHS QUIZ BOWL WINS TOURNAMENT - The Woodlawn Junior High Quiz Bowl team attended the Jr. High State Quiz Bowl Tournament at Conway Christian on Saturday, Feb. 22. They won against Clarendon and Des Arc only falling to Cotter who placed fourth in the state. Pictured left to right are: Alison Young, Will Richardson, Maggie Gavin, Chance Johnson, Amber Pierce-Scoles (scorekeeper) Laura Sawyer, and Jacob Wright, not pictured Coach Reasa Britt.

Bob Nesbitt By Bob Nesbitt Hello Cleveland County! Why are we here? Think about it! Almighty God created man in His own image and took a rib from him and created a woman. God gave them just one rule to live by and that was not to eat the forbidden fruit. Guess what? They didn’t obey God! We all know what happened when the serpent told them it was okay to eat that fruit and they did and we have been paying for that sin for ever. So again why are we here, and there is only one reason and that is down through the years our ancestors begot us. That is such a funny word, begot. In other words our family tree has grown by leaps and bounds over the centuries because of all that begoting. HA! I looked up our family history and there was a lot stuff in it. I come from a English, Scotch and German ancestry and the family crest is a Wild Boer. That explains a lot about me when you think on it a bit. My English side lets me be sociable but also keeps me from boasting about things, and my Scotch side makes me want to make sure I pay my debts and prepare for the future and then the German side handed me a temper and a fighting side when it comes to justice for mankind. All these traits are handed down through our parents. The new technology discovered through DNA in 1985 tells all the secrets of each individual. Stop a moment and think about that. There are no duplications of DNA just similar traits found in the graph. So what that means is your family will all show they are from the same family tree with the similar structure but not exactly the same. A better way to describe it would be; it is a scientific break through just as fingerprinting was. Your fingerprint is yours alone and no other human has that same pattern and down through the ages it has been used to identify both good and bad people for many different reasons. There is another discovery in science that makes us special and that is Laminim. Laminim is a protein found in our bodies and form the structure of all internal organs. It has four arms that can bind to four other molecules. The three shorter arms are particularly good at binding to other laminin molecules, which is what makes it so great at forming sheets. The long arm is capable of binding to cells, which helps anchor the actual organs to the

membrane. That’s right, laminin is in the shape of a cross. Wow. Laminin, the very thing that holds all things together were created by him and for him. He is before all things and in Him all things hold together. Colossians 1:15-17 And that is exactly what the cross is: the Power and Love of God…who did not withhold his Son (Jesus) from us, but gave Jesus to be crucified in exchange for us to be able to have life with Him. Jesus is the mediator between us and God. He is the way, the truth and the life. No one can reach God except through Jesus, who holds all things together. Many will say this is just a coincidence, but ask yourself what you think: the very molecule that holds our body’s together is in the shape of a cross, the very place Jesus died for us all. How in the world can anyone deny God’s presence when you add up all things that is His! Just as science has come up with these great findings they in turn try to prove the existence of man came from a different source. Just as atheists keep trying to remove all things Christians find sacred, scientists tell us their theories of how the world and mankind came to be. Well, I for one will continue to follow the teachings my family tree and mom and dad handed down to me and that is a belief in the “Supreme Being, God Almighty.” I find when I pray there is a feeling not felt any other time during the day. Maybe it is because at that moment I feel God is listening to my prayer. Just as it is when listening to soft music playing you get a feeling of calmness come over you. One of my favorite pastimes is listening to good gospel and choir music and Bill Gaither’s videos provide a big part of that. I am adding the following prayer as the world is now at a very dangerous point because of the latest Russia versus the USA in the Ukraine. “Almighty God, give those in charge of these two powerful nations the right frame of mind that peace will be at the forefront between them.” In addition this prayer especially. “Lord, hold our troops in your loving hands. Protect them as they protect us..bless them and their families for the selfless acts they perform for us in our time of need.. In Jesus Name, Amen” Until next time, remember “God speaks to you every day. It takes faith to hear Him!”

By Mary Ann Parrish I’m loving this gorgeous weather. If Its gonna be cold, I want snow but when we start getting peeks at Spring, I want it to be Warm. All Churches have reported to having great services. Please say a Prayer for the Lloyd Baker family. Mr. Baker was in a head on car wreck last Sunday and passed away on Wednesday last week. Please continue to pray Mrs. Betti Hoover, who is still is in the Hospital in Little Rock. Woodlawn Baseball and Softball is in full swing. If you love to watch a good game, go and watch these kids play. Center Missionary Baptist Church will be observing their Victory Day Celebration this Sunday. Bro. Jordan Ferris will be preaching the message for this day. This Day-Light Saving Time who got this ole gal down. I can’t seem to catch up on the lost hour on Sunday. Revival is going on at Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church. Bro. Ben Hulsey of Bethany MBC in White Hall is the Evangelist. Services are being very well attended. I remember Revivals when I was a kid. They would be a week or two long and would have 2 services a day. Then Morning services would mostly be attended by women and Children. I always enjoyed Revival time for it was the only time of the year that we got out of a lot of work. I remember how warm it would be and the Funeral Homes would give out hand fans during this time. There was always a picture of ice water sitting on the Pulpit and I would get so thirsty looking at Sweaty jar of ice cold water sitting there. When you had to go to the bathroom, you had to get up and go out side to the out-house. As kids, we were never allowed to get up and go outside without our parents permission and when you asked, you better make sure that it was really a needed case. I knew if I got up very much that mom or dad was fixing to check on “WHY”! It always seemed to be a large amount of kids at church then and I guess the main reason was because we didn’t get to go very much and this was our opportunity too. Also the Pastor and the Evangelist would visit during the day. I remember one time after Don and I were married and one of our kids had gotten sick with the crud, coughing and rattling in the chest.

I took them to the doctor and he told me I needed to make a home remedy Cough Syrup. So I bought the Lemon, Honey and Whiskey and mixed it up to give my kids. Well as you know it, wasn’t long to the pastor and evangelist came to visit. I fixed a pot of coffee. Our Pastor being a friend also, knew where the coffee-cups were and helped himself. And Sure enough there on the top shelf sat the Whiskey Bottle. I was so embarrassed and Don was laughing so hard at me. The Preacher just looked at it and said “There was a day I would have loved to had a shot of that”!!! Well, I looked like a fish out of water trying to explain why we had it!! Don and I have been very fortunate to have had most of our Pastors also be our friend. I use to love to talk to Mr. Floyd Henderson and listen to his stories of long ago. He also told me of the days when they paid their Pastors with Vegetables out of the Garden and Chickens out of the Coop. Can you imagine what it would be like now to do that, you would get a fine from one Organization or another. I hope you all are able to go to a Church of your Choice with your family this week. My Bible Verse this week comes from 2 Samuel 5:12 “And David perceived that the Lord had established him king over Israel, and that he exalted his kingdom for his people Israel sake.” **** Miss Maggie Claire Hawkins daughter of Kevin and Ashley Hawkins and sister of Kooper Hawkins of Star City was honored with a Birthday Party for her 4th Birthday, She is the granddaughter of Billy and Jeanie (Jacks ) Bates of Star City and Jerry and Stephanie (Britt) Hawkins and the Great granddaughter of Betty Jacks and late RL Jacks of Rowell and Charlene and the late Bill Britt of Woodlawn. Maggie received many nice gifts and all her Aunts, Uncles and Cousins was there to celebrate with her! Happy Birthday Maggie! Miss Gracie Riley, daughter of Justin and Stephanie Riley of Star City and granddaughter of Steve and Mary Beth Clark of Woodlawn and Renee and Greg Hunthrop of Rye and Great granddaughter of VO and Gracie Clark of Rowell. Happy Birthday to Gracie and she received many gifts for her 4th Birthday!

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Oliger, Williams To Wed April 12 In Roland Mark and Velvet Oliger of Woodlawn announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Sarah Leslie Oliger to Colton Ray Williams of Crossett. The bride to be is the granddaughter of Peggy McCoskey and the late Leo McCoskey, Jr of Woodlawn and Helen Oliger and the late Carrol Oliger of Woodlawn. She graduated from Woodlawn High School in 2008 and SEARK College in 2013. Leslie is employed by Ashley County Medical Center as a Radiologic Technologist.

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In a day and time when most movies, video games and television programs are filled with violence, crude language and other less than familyfriendly content, I want to tell you about an exciting event we had here in our community this past February. While you may not live here, any organization can host an event like the one I want to share with you. The event was our second annual Conway Noon Lions Club fundraiser held at the new Hendrix College gym. This was a charity basketball game between the traveling Harlem Ambassadors and our hometown Toad Suck Lions. We had twice as many people in attendance this year as last year, and what a great time we had for a worthy cause -- to help the blind and visually impaired. In my almost 75 years, I have never attended any event for any reason where everyone who came had as much good, clean fun. We had an abundance of children, from elementary through high school, along with their parents, who found themselves caught up in the moment and having the time of their life. If there was ever a win-win situation this was it, but it took a lot of work on the part of a lot of people to make it happen. First were the Harlem Ambassadors, made up of only five college-educated players who have traveled to 23 countries and islands in the South Pacific. They perform against local talent for a worthy cause. They bring fast-paced superior basketball and showman skills that make it a challenge for any local team to compete. I might add: the local team will lose. Our Toad Suck Lions were coached by three basketball legends that live here in our community. Coach Cliff Garrison spent 31 years as Hendrix College’s men’s basketball coach and athletic director; Coach Don Dyer coached at the University of Central Arkansas and Henderson State University and is probably best known as Scottie Pippen’s coach; and Marvin Delph, one of the famous “Triplets” who played for the Arkansas Razorbacks team that went to the Final Four. They all understand the importance of giving back. The Toad Suck Lions are a collection of former college and high school players. Probably best known is Lawson Pilgrim, two-time All American when he played for Hendrix College. He flew in from Dallas, and then took an early flight home to attend a meeting the next day. Also notable was Jordan Neal, offensive coordinator for the new Hendrix College football team. The half-time performance was a group of small children from Woodrow Cummins Elementary School known as the “Little Dribblers.” They possessed basketball skills beyond their years. As already stated, everyone had a great time, but this would have been just another fun event were it not for our sponsors who gave more than $10,000 to make it a success. We thank and honor them. They are Hendrix College, First Service Bank, Oak Street Auto Sales.Com, Central Baptist College, Nabholz Construction, Smith Ford, Abundant Health Chiropractic, Conway Corp., Super 8 Motel, Heritage Living Center, US Compounding, Walmart Supercenters, Summit Bank, First Security Bank, U-Pull-It of Conway, Regions Bank, Log Cabin Democrat, Conway Copies, Magie-Mabrey Eye Clinic, Golden Corral, Conway Regional Health System, McDowell Properties, Zellner’s Appliance & TV, Just Scrap It – Metal Recycling, Simmons First National Bank, St. Andrews Place Nursing Home and many other friends. This kind of support is what makes our community such a great place to live. (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.)

A Matter About Philosophy “But Naaman was wroth, and went away, and said, Behold, I thought, He will surely come out to me, and stand, and call on the name of the LORD his God, and strike his hand over the place, and recover the leper” (2Kg 5.11). Naaman should have been satisfied with Elijah’s answer. Many today respond as Naaman, when confronted with God’s word. We should be more concerned with what God thinks than what we think. “For my thoughts [are] not your thoughts, neither [are] your ways my ways, saith the LORD. For [as] the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts” (Is 55.8,9). Our thoughts are of no consequence when compared to God’s. Lanis Lindsey, minister Rison Church of Christ For a Free Bible Correspondence Course Contact: (870)325-7204 or write Rison Church of Christ, P.O. Box 527, Rison, Arkansas 71665; Bible Study and Worship Services are at: 6480 Hwy 79. Sunday Bible Study is at 9:30 a.m., Worship Assembly 10:25 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study is at 7:00 p.m.

Pastor Elder Frank Phillips Jr. & First Lady Vivian Phillips invite you to come join us at

Tate’s Temple Church of God in Christ 211 Honeysuckle Drive in Rison, Arkansas

Sunday School - 9:30 a.m., Sunday Worship Service - 11 a.m. Tuesday & Friday Morning Intercessory Prayer - 9 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study & Children/Youth Church - 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Van services available, call (870) 325-7981 Prayer Request Call 1-888-433-7011 or email to, or write to Pastor Phillips JR, P.O. Box 48, Rison, Ark 71665

Rison Baptist Church Invites you to join us this week and meet new our new pastor

Bro. Danny Allen & Family!

Sunday Services: Sunday School 9 a.m. Morning Worship 10 a.m. Evening Service 6 p.m.

Bro. Danny Allen and Wife Amanda with Elijah, Emma, Lily and Hudson

Wednesday Services: Youth & Adult 6:30 p.m.

RISON - Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church near Rison will open its Food Pantry from 9 to 10:30 a.m. this Saturday, March 15, at the church. Macedonia is located on Hwy. 35, about seven miles south of Rison.

Rison Methodist To Hold Jambalaya Dinner Sat.

Alene Erwin

Alene Thompson Erwin, 93, of Kingsland, joined her heavenly Father on Wednesday, March 5, 2014, in her home. Born June 30, 1920, in Cleveland County, she was a daughter of the late Rev. H.P. McClellan and Lois Allen McClellan. She was a retired nurse with over 30 years of service, a member of the Macedonia Free Will Baptist Church and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, where she served as Worthy Matron in 1993. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Van Thompson and Durwood Erwin; two brothers, Ernest McClellan and Grice McClellan; a sister, Lois J. Riggins Maples; a great-grandson, Jason Austin; and a great-great-granddaughter, Lexia Bynum. Survivors include her children, Lorene Dyer of Conway, Marnell Parker and spouse Marshall of New Edinburg, Linda Brown and spouse Nolan of Vilonia, and Ronnie Erwin and spouse Kay, Kingsland; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Rev. Joe McClellan and spouse Louise of Warren, and Eddie L. McClellan and spouse Una Mae of Hot Springs; two stepchildren, Cherie Bradford and spouse Bobby of Warren, and Lyndel Erwin and spouse Annette of Alabama; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren and three greatgreat-grandchildren. A memorial service was held Friday, March 7, 2014, at Frazer’s Chapel in Warren with the Rev. Joe McClellan officiating. Memorials requested Macedonia Free Will Baptist Church or the charity of your choice. To sign an online guestbook go to ****

Chuck Ballard

Charles “Chuck” Clifton Ballard Sr., 74, of Rison, passed away on Thursday, March 6, 2014, at his home. Born October 14, 1939, at Harrisburg, Arkansas, he was a son to the late Monroe Ballard and Ruth Berger Ballard. For many years, Mr. Ballard worked for Trotter Ford of Pine Bluff and was the owner of Ballard’s Gulf Station. Later, he went to work for Smart Chevrolet from where he retired as a transmission specialist. After retirement, Mr. Ballard spent most of his time fishing, camping, grilling, smoking meats on his smoker, spending time at Holly Beach in Louisiana, and especially the company of his dogs, which were his babies. Mr. Ballard was preceded in death by his parents, son, Dayton Ballard; and brother, J.H. Ballard. Left to cherish his memory are his son, Charles Ballard Jr. and his wife Mary Sue of Salem, Illinois; four daughters, Janet Ann Yates and her husband Tommy, Jeanette Fran Whampler and her husband Mike, and Kimberly Renee Rasnick, all of Birchleaf, Virginia, and Deborah S. Eads and her husband Roy Sr. of Redfield; and three sisters, Edna Ballard Fix of Carona, California, Darlene Nelson of Redfield, and Joyce Cullins of Rison. Mr. Ballard was also blessed with 11n grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. Graveside services were Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at Moore’s Church Cemetery in Rison. Funeral arrangements were by Buie Funeral Home of Rison. To sign an online guestbook go to ****

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Lloyd Baker

Lloyd B. Baker, 71, of Pine Bluff, Arkansas joined his Heavenly Father on Tuesday, March 4, 2014. Lloyd Baker was born on November 13, 1942 in Beedeville, Arkansas to Edgar Lee Baker, Sr. and Lena Verneal Jacobs Baker. He grew up in McCrory, Arkansas and graduated from McCrory High School. Lloyd graduated from Arkansas State University with a B.S.A. and M.S.E. He was an educator for Augusta Public Schools as an Agriculture Instructor, Superintendent for Bodcaw and Woodlawn Schools. He served as a Safety and Human Resources Manager for Pine Bluff Sand and Gravel for 27 years. Lloyd was a member of Watson Chapel Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and Sunday School teacher. He was passionate for the ministries of Upward Sports, AWANA, TREK, Disaster Relief, Builders for Christ and Gideons International. Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Fayrene Baker; his two daughters, Tammy Lynne Baker and Stephanie Gail Baker Rodgers; one grandson, Baker Rodgers; brothers, Joseph Claude Baker and Edgar Lee Baker, Jr.; and sister, Neal Baker King. These are the ones he laughed with, lived for and loved well. Lloyd was a devoted husband, loving father, passionate “Pop” and faithful friend. He leaves us with a legacy of love for God and others. Funeral services were Friday, March 7, 2014 at Watson Chapel Baptist Church with Reverend Todd Howard and Brother Steve Monk officiating. Burial followed in Graceland Cemetery by Ralph Robinson & Son Funeral Directors. Memorials may be made to Gideons International, PO Box 140800, Nashville, Tennessee 37214-0800 and Ridgway Christian High School, 1501 West 73rd Avenue, Pine Bluff, Arkansas 71603. Online register: ****

Carol Rutledge

Carol Rutledge, 67, of Woodlawn, passed away Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at her home. She was born March 14, 1946 in Pike County, Kentucky, to the late Hobert Newsome and Vicy Bevins Newsome. Ms. Rutledge was of the Baptist faith and attended Glendale Church of Christ. She enjoyed family time and was loved by all who knew her. Other than her parents, Ms. Rutledge was also preceded in death by her husband, William Rutledge and by seven siblings. Survivors include her son, Matthew Rutledge and his wife Michelle of Woodlawn; two stepsons, William Denis Rutledge and Andrew Rutledge; a daughter, Sandra Law and her husband Scott of Junction City; three sisters, Jean Walker of Boyne, Michigan, Nell Stiltner of Pikeville, Kentucky, and Rosemary Turley of Morrisville, Indiana; five grandchildren, Hanna Law, Gracie Law, Reagan Law, Calie Rutledge, and Ryan Rutledge; and several step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Graveside services were Friday, March 7, 2014, at Good Faith Cemetery in Pine Bluff with Bro. Gid Walters officiating. Funeral arrangements were by Buie Funeral Home of Rison. To sign an online guestbook go to ****

Dallas Collie

Beloved Husband and Father, Dallas Ray Collie, 59, of Bentonville, Arkansas was called home to be with his Lord on March 1, 2014. He was born July 15, 1954 in Cato, Arkansas to JB Collie and Elsie Mae Stivers Collie. He was raised in Arkansas and graduated from the College of the Ozarks. He was a lifetime Gideon and former Arkansas Gideon Treasurer. He was presently employed by Bentonville Public Schools as Applications Development Architect. He was formerly employed by Sterling Stores, Dillard’s, Wal-Mart, and J.B. Hunt in Technology. He formerly served as Chairman of Deacons at First Baptist Church of Bentonville. Dallas was presently a member of First Baptist Church of Pea Ridge. He loved gardening, woodworking, and spending time with his family. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Jim Collie, and sister, Shirley Moore. He is survived by his wife, Sharon Collie of Bentonville, Arkansas; previous wife and mother of his children, Sheri Collie of Bella Vista, Arkansas; two sons, Daryn Collie of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; David Collie of Bella Vista, Arkansas; one daughter, Karyn Collie of Canton, Ohio; two step-sons, Ryan Fletcher and fiancée Lynnsey of Springfield, Missouri, Hunter “Scott” Morrow of Lowell, Arkansas; one step-daughter, Ashlyn Morrow of Bentonville, Arkansas; six brothers, Marvin Collie (Deanna), Tom Collie, Jerry Collie (Connie), Jack Collie (Donna), Mike Collie, Adam Collie (De) all of North Little Rock, Arkansas; and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral Services were Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at the First Baptist Church in Pea Ridge with Pastor Al Fowler and Pastor Tom Collie officiating. Graveside Service and Burial followed Thursday, March 6, 2014 at Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery. Arrangements are by the Bella Vista Funeral Home & Crematory, 2258 Forest Hills Blvd., Bella Vista, Arkansas. On-line condolences may be made at ****

RISON - The public is invited to come join Chef Fontenot as he creates his delectable jambalaya speciality (without seafood) from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 15, at Rison United Methodist Church. Pastor Richard Rogers said he would like to invite the whole family to come out to enjoy a FREE cup of jambalaya with us. So put on your emerald green shamrocks or just come as you are to 800 S. Main in Rison and expect to have a blarney good time!

Tate Temple COGIC Plans Friend, Family Day This Sunday

RISON - Tate Temple Church of God in Christ at Rison will be hosting their annual Family and Friend Day at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 16, the church has announced. The guest speaker will be Evangelist Lois Avery of True Believer Church of God in Christ at Fordyce. Evangelist Avery hosts a radio show ABC Ministry every Sunday morning 7:30 to a.m.on KBJT- AM 1590. Everyone is invited to join in this anointed service.

Union Hill MBC Will Host Usher’s Program

RISON - Union Hill Missionary Baptist Church at Rison will be hosting a 13-year anniversary program for the ushers at 3 p.m. this Sunday, March 16, the church has announced. The Rev. Sammy Smith, Jr. is the pastor. The Rev. Daniel Jackson, Jr., of St. Stephens Baptist Church at Cornerville, district president of the ushers, will be the guest speaker. His message will be based on Psalm 118:1 - “O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: because his mercy endureth for ever.” Everyone is invited to attend.

Mt. Zion MBC Begins Revival on March 12

RISON - Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church at 107 Dunkeffiee Road in the Bowman Township north of Rison will be held Wednesday, March 12, through Friday, March 14, beginning at 7 p.m. each night, the church announced. The speaker for Wednesday and Thursday, March 12-13, will be Bro. Mark Cash. The speaker for Friday, March 14, will be Bro. Shawn Hill of First Landmark in Sheridan. Mt. Zion is located on Dunkeffiee Road, just west of the Hwy. 133 intersection at the Bowman Township.

• Cleveland County Herald, March 12, 2014 - 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 10 YEARS AGO JANUARY 21, 2004 Despite approving a reduced version of its original construction plans for a new high school building, the Kingsland School Board decided last Thursday to hold off on starting the project until it could get a better idea of what direction the proposed state school reorganization plan might go. The decision to delay the start of construction was made during a special called meeting after the board’s request for a 6-mill tax increase was rejected by voters Tuesday of last week. During the meeting the board unanimously approved what is essentially the original building plan without the 300-seat auditorium and some of the cosmetic amenities. Ira E. “Gene” Cash, 81, of the “Y” community, dies. Margaret Stuckey and her son, Charles Stuckey, Jr., have appealed the U.S. District Court’s decision in their lawsuit against the former Cleveland County Solid Waste Disposal Authority, the Quorum Court and three individuals. The case is being appealed to the U.S. Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis. The Stuckeys filed the federal lawsuit claiming that the defendants restricted their freedom of speech,


Sands of Time By

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

(Column From April 4, 1984) This week’s column concludes the list of couples who obtained marriage licenses in Cleveland County in 1909. The couples, with the names of the officiants, are as follows: J. W. Williams and Miss Ida Preston, by L. M. Cuthbertson, J.P.; J. E. Ross and Miss Arthusa Berry, by C. M. Young, J.P.; Davis Quinn and Miss Stella Carter, by Rev. M.K. Rogers; James Ford and Miss Lucy Morehead, by Rev. W. H. Hawkins; Will Jones and Miss Edna Frazier, by Rev. J. W. Fogle; Dillard Rucker and Mrs. Rosa Roberts, by Rev. Aaron Blackwell; John Etherly and Miss Arra Win-field, by Rev. Ama Jackson; J. W. Spears and Miss Minnie Temple, by Rev. W. F. Claghorn; A. L. Ashcraft and Miss Alice Clark, by Spruce A. Berry, J.P.; M.D. Faver and Miss Bertha Brown, by J. B. Dixon, J.P.; Hicks Crook and Mrs. Dora Cranks, by J.T. Reed, J.P.; W. P. Childress and Miss Ivy Nichols, by Rev. W. F. McMurry; Edmond Tolefree and Miss Elizabeth Domineck, by T.G. Mosley, J.P.; A. Kendall and Miss Susan Wooden, by Rev. E. Bryant; John L. Harlow and Miss Annie May Niven, by Rev. M. K. Rogers; Moses Brox and Miss Mary Roberson, by Rev. Lee Nelson; Ben Anderson and Miss Rosa Grain, by Rev. A. Spencer; Sol Taylor and Miss Eliza Caloway, by Rev. Aaron Blackwell; Bev Marks and Miss Virgie Attwood, by Rev. I.Z. Kimbrough; Julius Marks and Miss Mandy Robertson, by Rev. J.W. Fogle; J. H. Yarbrough and Miss Mary Ashcraft, by Rev. O. A. Ashcraft; Bester Rauls and Miss Zelphia Puckett, by Rev. O. A. Ashcraft; Voda Vallentine and Miss Delia Spakes, by Rev. O.A. Ashcraft; Andy Willis and Miss Maud Rogers, by Rev. G. T. Taylor; Isaac Appling and Mrs. Lula Mae Appling, by J. T. Swilling, J.P. This concludes the list of couples for 1909, making a total of 118 couples to be licensed by the Cleveland County Clerk for that year. This appears to be a heavy crop of marriages for such a small county in one year. We need to take one fact into account and it is this. In 1909 there were four very large sawmills operating in the county. The mills were Kendall Lumber Co. at Cabool, Bluff City Lumber Co. at Clio, J. I. Porter Lumber Co. at Rison, and the Draughon Lumber Co. at Draughon. Each mill operated a log train to bring logs into the mill and to service their several logging camps out in the woods. All of the people at these mills were of working age, mostly of the younger adult ages and were the “marrying kind.” A banner year for nuptials, leaving footprints on the sands of time.

interfered with their right to petition the government, denied equal protection of the laws by treating them differently from other citizens, and denied them due process. Death claims Betty Jane Reed, 76, of Rison. Little Whitt’s Pizza in Rison is reopening this week under the ownership of Jeff Turner, a former owner who has bought back the business for a second time. It is also announced that Second Street Auction Company in Rison has assumed ownership of the weekly auction service in Rison, with Turner as the new owner. Arthur G. “Russ” Russell, 70, of Kingsland, dies. The Kingsland Greyhounds ran their record to 18-4 with a 34-19 win over the Woodlawn Bears. Marcus Berger led the ‘Hounds with 10 points, while Cody Young accounted for 14 of the Bears’ 19 points. Madelyn Clements’ 16 points paced the Woodlawn Lady Bears to a 5440 victory over Kingsland. Ashley Rainey led the Lady ‘Hounds with nine points. Death claims Mary Ellon Granderson, 74, of New Edinburg, the wife of James S. Granderson. Ora Warren Cox, 95, of New Edinburg, dies. 20 YEARS AGO DECEMBER 29, 1993 Collector Norma Mays made the final settlement on Cleveland County’s taxes for 1992, totaling over $1.5 million. Schools will receive over 72 percent of the taxes - a little over $1.1 million. Lineman Mark Leopard of the Rison Wildcats is named to the Class A All-State football team. The Kingsland Greyhounds ran their winning streak to 16 games with victories over Star City, 71-45, and Junction City, 67-37, to advance to the semifinals of the University of Arkansas-Monticello Holiday Basketball Tournament. The ‘Hounds will face Hamburg this evening in the semifinals. 30 YEARS AGO DECEMBER 21, 1983 Winter grips county; freezing rain is falling this morning after a big 7 to 10-inch snowfall late last week. County tax collections drop about $20,000 from a year ago to $694,105, as Sheriff and Tax Collector Joe Paul King makes final settlement. Death claims Mrs. Gloria Pearce Elrod, 55, of Rison, the wife of John Elrod. Andrew Roshell, a member of the Rison High School faculty, is named by Governor Bill Clinton to the new Quality Higher Education Study Committee. George Nathan Rogers, 70, of Kingsland, dies. The New Edinburg School Board approves a proposed budget of $349,148 for the 1985-86 school year; with $220,242 slated to go for salaries. 40 YEARS AGO DECEMBER 19, 1973 The final settlement of 1972 taxes collected in Cleveland County during 1973 was made last week by Sheriff and Tax Collector J.L. Fleeman, totaling $419,268.95. Death claims Mrs. Mattie Lee Sims Simmons, 83, of Rison, the widow of Henry J. Simmons. W.A. Puterbaugh of Kingsland is named a member of the Cleveland County Agriculture Stabilization and Conservation (A.S.C.) committee at the county convention here. Delegates named I.E. Moore of Rison as chairman and Fred Jones of Pansy as vice chairman of the three-member county committee for the new year. Death claims Mrs. Ellen Mae Shields House, 53, of near Kingsland, the widow of Godfreed House. Mickey Coats’ 16 points led Rison’s senior boys to a 53-48 overtime win over Woodlawn. Kenny Robinson of the Bears led all scorers with 17 points. Lloyd Roberts poured in 35 points, as Woodlawn’s senior boys downed Kingsland, 63-44. Donald Sims had 13 points for the ‘Hounds. Woodlawn’s senior girls overcame a four-point fourth quarter deficit to nip Kingsland, 47-44. Kathy Stewart had 17 points for Woodlawn, while Ann Elam piled up 36 points for the Lady ‘Hounds. 50 YEARS AGO DECEMBER 18, 1963 Roy Martin, president of the Cleveland County Development Council, was advised that the Overall Economic Development Progress report for Cleveland County, submitted to the U.S. Department of Commerce, was approved in Washington. Van Sadler, 54, Rison businessman, dies. The “Market Builder Award” is

presented to Jack England of England Feed & Equipment Co. of Rison by the National Broiler Council. The official tabulation from the recent special election shows that the proposed new county nursing home and enlargement and remodeling of the present county hospital was favored by a vote of 426 to 388. Only around 25 percent of the voters in the county turned out for the election. Eighty-nine bucks are killed in the county during the second open deer season. A record kill of 400 bucks was reported during the first open season. Mike Cash, with 16 points, led five Rison players in double figure scoring, as the Wildcats routed the Fordyce Redbugs, 87-41. 55 YEARS AGO DECEMBER 17, 1958 The county had its heaviest snow in several years and the temperature dipped as low as 11 degrees. County farmers favor marketing quotas for the 1959 cotton crop by a vote of 163 to 14, as they participated in a national referendum conducted Monday. Living up to their pre-season billing as one of the best senior boys teams in this section of the state, the Kingsland Greyhounds toppled Banks, 53-36, to win the Arkansas A&M College Basketball Tournament. Only 27 bucks were bagged in the county during a second one-week open season which closed Saturday. This compares with 144 bucks bagged during the first open season in November. At Woodlawn Friday night, the home team’s senior boys downed visiting Rison, 60-40. Billy Rex Morrison of Woodlawn led all scorers with 22 points. Aubrey Reed’s 13 points led Rison. In the senior girls game, Rison slipped past Woodlawn, 45-44. Bennye Wilson paced Rison with 17 points, while Judy Norton of Woodlawn led all scorers with 25. Advertisement - At J. & L. Mercantile, Main Street, Rison: Lettuce, head, 15 cents; apples, 2 dozen, 89 cents; grapefruit, 10 cents each; oranges, dozen, 49 cents. 60 YEARS AGO DECEMBER 23, 1953 In a near-fatal accident here Saturday morning, J.S. Rummel of near Kingsland escaped with minor injuries when a southbound Cotton Belt Railway passenger train locomotive struck a truck he was driving at the Main Street crossing. Rummel was pinned in the truck cab and several minutes were required to free him from the wreckage. Rummel was driving to the railway yard here to be loaded with a quantity of feed. The temperature here this morning dipped to around the 15-degree mark. Around 15 bucks were killed in the county during the second open hunt last week. During the first open period in November, 60 bucks were reported killed. Thomas F. Williams, 81, of the Hebron community, dies. George Henry Crutchfield, 74, dies at his home in the Herbine community. 65 YEARS AGO DECEMBER 22, 1948 A 7-mill building tax is voted down in the Rison School District, 186 to 84. An $80,000 bond issue for the erection of new buildings and remodeling of others was planned in the event voters had approved the 7mill tax levy. Fire early Wednesday morning of last week destroyed the New Edinburg School gymnasium. Also lost in the blaze were all records and furnishings of the Masonic Lodge. Basketball games were played in the gym the previous night. A public meeting will be held after the holidays for the purpose of discussing plans for rebuilding the gym. Sheriff and Tax Collector Martin Morgan pays into public funds a total of $87,389 from the year’s tax collections in the county. Death claims Mrs. Lucy Golden, 51, of Kingsland, the wife of E.R. Golden. Advertisement - At Moore’s Store, Rison: Satin-bound wool blankets, $5.19 to $5.98; Nunn-Bush shoes, pair, $15.00; boys’ flannel plaid shirts, $1.69. Advertisement - For Sale: 21 acres of good land near Rison, orchard, pond, 5-room house and out buildings, good water. Reduced to $1,250.00 for quick sale. See Asa Hopper, Rison, Ark. Advertisement - At Turner’s Store, Rison: Pecans, pound, 29 cents; apples, dozen, 49 cents; Armour sliced bacon, pound, 59 cents.

70 YEARS AGO DECEMBER 29, 1943 Services in observance of the World Day of Prayer are to be held at the Yancey Theater in Rison on Saturday at 11 a.m. All business houses in town are being asked to close during the New Year’s Day prayer service. Andrew Brewer, negro, about 45, was fatally shot late Christmas eve afternoon in Rison’s business section near the rear of the Reed Cafe and Service Station. At a hearing held Monday by Justice R.C. Searcy, Bailey Reed was exonerated of the slaying. Reed, officers were informed, had asked Brewer, who is said to have caused a disturbance at the rear of the cafe, to leave and that the negro attacked Reed, striking him on the head with a stick. Reed is said to have then shot Brewer. The county’s cotton crop is 2,000 bales under last year at this time. The old frame building opposite the post office on West Second Street in Rison, used as a negro lodge hall, is being razed after being condemned by the town council. The razed building, erected about 41 years ago by the old Bank of Rison when it was organized, was used for a long period of time to house the bank until several years ago. Before being moved to West Second Street, the building was located on Main Street on the site of the present Moore’s Hardware Store. John William Camack, 70, of Lee township, dies. Pledges of support on his stand against horse racing gambling flooded Governor Homer M. Adkins’ office this week, as he made plans to sponsor an initiated Act to abolish both horse and dog racing in Arkansas. Death claims L.P. Childers, 72, of the Bleeker community. C.A. Bridges, 71, a life-long resident of the Kedron community, dies. 75 YEARS AGO DECEMBER 28, 1938 An exceedingly dry fall and early winter ended with heavy rainfall here. Death claims Mrs. Josephine Boyd, 77, of Rison, the widow of Wm. M. Boyd, pioneer Rison druggist and businessman. Cotton price adjustment payments to Cleveland County farmers in 1937 totaled $94,581. The Cleveland County Herald weekly newspaper in Rison completes 50 years of service. The county seat was at Toledo and Rison was a new town when the first issue of the Herald appeared. 80 YEARS AGO DECEMBER 27, 1933 A total of 640 men and women of the county are working on C.W.A. projects, and 1,158 are registered as unemployed. Surplus farm products of Cleveland County, to the value of approximately $960, were purchased here Friday and Saturday by the F.E.R.A. Commodities bought included the following: Sorghum, 1,102 gallons; cane syrup, 343 gallons; sweet potatoes, 106 bushels; and peanuts, 26 bushels. A second purchase of surplus farm commodities will be made in January. The products bought here last week were stored in the local warehouse for use in filling direct relief orders. Plans are complete for erecting an American Legion Hut in Rison. The building, which has been approved as a C.W.A. project, will be located across the street from the east entrance of the court square. The building will be of rustic design, constructed with logs. An epidemic of measles prevented many families from uniting for Christmas Day, as well as journeying elsewhere to observe the holiday. The custom of singing Christmas carols here on Christmas eve night was revived. A large truck carrying more than 30 young people from the Baptist and Methodist churches traveled over the city’s streets while appropriate songs were caroled. Trade is reported as the best in several years by merchants here. The flow of money here Saturday was reminiscent of days aptly termed “good old days.” Merchants attribute this marked increase in buying largely to the public works payroll. Schools in the county are scheduled to receive $2,000 from the state’s common school fund; apportionment is 44 cents per child in the state. One of Deputy Sheriff Harry Darby’s assailants, Edgar Broach, 28, of the Mt. Lebanon community, died late Wednesday afternoon from wounds following a shootout at the officer’s home in Kingsland the previous night. Darby shot Broach when he and two other men went to the officer’s home and called him out. As

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

One hundred and fifty years ago, General Fredrick Steele was the commander of Union forces in Arkansas. Headquartered in Little Rock, Steele sent General Nathaniel P. Banks a dispatch in Louisiana. In his note, Steele believed the Confederate forces in South Arkansas would retreat into Texas, “without giving a general battle.” Steele believe that Confederate General Holmes’ entire command of Rebels would dissolve, “part of them will come in and give themselves up to us, and the rest will form into bands for the purpose of making raids along the Arkansas and into Missouri.” The ignorance of Steele in his letter is comical to an Arkansas Civil War historian. In mid-April as Steele began his operations entitled the “Red River Campaign,” he found the Confederates had not retreated anywhere. Reb forces were thick south of Little Rock. Steele also noted that “All the rebel families that left here at the approach of our troops are returning and taking the oath of allegiance to the United States, including officers of the State and Confederate States Government. They are tired of the war and freely give me any information that they possess in regard to the movements of the rebels.” The general failed to mention that if the rebel families or government officials failed to take the oath, heavy sanctions would be implemented. Steele’s dispatch recorded the Union strength at 7,000 men, 3,000 of which was cavalry. Military actions that took place in Arkansas this week 150 years ago include an expedition from Batesville to Wild Haw’s and Strawberry Creek from March 10-12; a skirmish at Carrollton on the 13th; Union scouts left Yellville to the Buffalo River from March 13-26; a skirmish at Hopewell; and the first reconstruction state constitution was approved on the 14th. (Ron Kelley is a Historical Researcher for the Delta Cultural Center. This column outlines the general unbiased history of Arkansas during the Civil War excactly 150 years ago.) soon as Darby appeared on the porch of his home, it was reported that he was fired on. The deputy sheriff returned fire with a .44 caliber pistol. Broach’s companions fled, leaving him on the ground. Early the night of the fatal shooting, Broach is said to have assaulted another youth and while the officer was in the act of taking him to Rison to jail he escaped. 85 YEARS AGO JANUARY 3, 1929 New officials of the county for 1929-1930 take up duties, with five changes in local offices. County officials are, as follows: E.L. McLendon, judge; C.R. Morrison, sheriff and tax collector; B.W. Thomasson, clerk; Calvin Walker, treasurer; Lonnie L. Harris, tax assessor; M.W. Wilson, surveyor; and Tom Sadler, coroner. William H. Walker, 51, of near Rison, dies. A Department of Commerce report shows county cotton ginnings are more than 1,000 bales short of a year ago at the same time. Senator Tate McGehee and Representative George F. Brown, both of this county, are joining with other officials from Arkansas on an industrial tour of southern and eastern states. Claude (Butch) Love of Kingsland, a student at Monticello A&M College, was recently voted the “Most

Popular Boy” at that institution. Advertisement - Now on display in our showroom, Rector Chevrolet Co., Rison: The Roadster, $525; The Coach, $595; The Coupe, $595; The Sedan, $675; The Convertible Landau, $725. When you lift the hood and see the new 6-cylinder valvein-head engine you will realize that a new era has dawned for the buyers of low-priced automobiles. 90 YEARS AGO JANUARY 3, 1924 The U.S. is going after whiskey buyers. Bootleggers’ customers include prominent men. The 1923 cotton crop in Cleveland County is 2,681 bales shorter than the crop of the previous year. Mrs. Rosa Lockhart, 60, wife of Sid Lockhart, died at the family home near Rison on December 24. A large crowd attended the Community Christmas Tree observance on the court square here. Another oil and gas test well for the county, Ochsner No. 1, nine miles east of Rison, is assured. Moore Well No. 1, six miles south of Rison, is down 1,800 feet. A report shows 4,151 bales of cotton ginned in the county to December 13, 1923, as compared to 6,823 in 1922.

ESTATE AUCTION Tractors • Trailers • Implements Welder • Lathe & Shop-Related Items!

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LOCATION: 18390 U.S. Hwy. 63, Rison, Ark. From intersection at Johnson’s Hdwe. on Hwy. 63, go north approx. 13.3 mi. Watch for auction signs. VIEWING TIME: From 1:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. Fri., March 14 & morning of auction. ACTIONEER’S NOTE: We are pleased to announce Tony Cathey Auctions has been commissioned to sell the estate of Mr. Joe Ralph Thompson, well-known builder & race car enthusiast. (NO household items). PARTIAL LISTING: 5 Tractors including a MF 461 2WD, 241 hrs., 4-hole remote (like new), MF 583 w/1055 front-end loader, 4WD, w/shuttle, only 92 hrs., Ford 601 Jubilee, Ford 2000 (very nice), older Ford tractor w/ front-end loader & backhoe (Joe Ralph used for foundations, gd. cond.), Extra heavy-duty Brown 145 Tree Cutter/Bush Hog (used very little, $6,000 new), 6’ HD Bush Hog Brand Cutter. The following items are new & never been used, including a 5’ Rotary Tiller, 6’ King Cutter Cultivator, 3 Pt. Seeder, 5’ Modern Bush Hog, new 6’ Disc; 35 Ton Speedco Wood Splitter. Also, Welder, Cutting Torches w/ Hoses & Bttles., Tool Boxes, Metal Tables, Lg. Drill Press on Stand, Bench Grinder, Chains & Binders, Gardening Tools, Metal Storage Bins, Metal Shelving, lg. A-frame Hoist, sm. Air Compressor, Table Saw, Ladders, Used 3 Pt. Wood Splitter, 3 Pt. Planter, 2 Walk-behind Tillars. TRAILERS: ‘08 20’ Gooseneck Trailmaster. low-pro w/pull-out ramps & dovetail (never been used); 8’ Utility Trlr., 10’ Utility Trlr., 16’ Car Hauling Trailer w/ramps, 16’ Utility Trlr. 2 - 150 gal. Fuel tanks (1 w/hand pump & 1 w/ elec. pump & nozzle), 2 - 50s Round Top Esso Gas Pimps (very gd. cond.) Craftsman Comm. 5’ Lathe, Metal Drafting Table & Numerous Other Misc. Items.


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• Cleveland County Herald, March 12, 2014 - page 7 • Must be moved $3,500. Call 870- TOP RANGE with four burners, warmer in center, self-cleaning oven. 814-5279. 3 Bedroom, 1 Bath. Large fenced One year old, excellent condition. lot, 75% remodeled, needs finishing Paid $890, asking $390. 870-820hardwood floors. Priced to sell quick- 8157. FOR SALE: FRENCH PROly. Call 870-814-5279 for details. LARGE LOT WITH LARGE VINCIAL BEDROOM SUIT, four SHED on Oak St. just off Magnolia drawer dresser with mirror, head in Rison. $7,500. For information board, footboard, and mattress. $275 870-820-8157 and 870-820-5860. call 870-510-1213. FOR SALE: Catnapper Lift LOT FOR SALE- Small lot on Oak Street, just south of Magnolia, Chair, good condition, dark green, $250; solid cherry secretary, excelRison. Billy Wingard 870-536-1041. FOR SALE BY OWNER: 4060 lent condition, $600; computer desk Rodgers Road West, 1740 sq. ft. 3 BR and chair, $65; full-size mattress and low-profile box springs, $200. Call 2 Ba, $160,000. Call 870-329-6329. FOR SALE BY OWNER: 4060 870-357-2724. FOR SALE: Antique Davis CabiHWY 63, 2100 sq. ft. 4 Br, 2 Ba net Company Lillian Russel Style $143,000. Contact 870-329-6494. LAND FOR SALE BY OWNER: Walnut Full Size Bed and Dresser 20 ACRES ON HWY 63 one mile Set. Call 870-357-2724. PECANS FOR SALE - This year’s north of Woodlawn School in Cleveland County. Call 501-351-2308 or crop, $3 per lb. 325-6957 INK CARTRIDGES FOR HP (479) 530-2215. photo smart printer: 1 black, 6 color. Hunting Related Items CASTOR NEOPRENE WAD- Printer broke and hate to waste the ERS, chest high, bought for trout ink. $15 for the lot. Call 870-325fishing, never worn, still in box, size 6388. FIREWOOD $50 truck load. 3258. Call 870-325-6636 or 501-6266768. 3816. Autos & More LG. OVAL DINING TABLE with From an estate: 2004 Su- 10 chairs, wagon wheel backs, $550; zuki Eiger 400, 4x4 ATV with trailer, antique uphosltered fireside chair asking $2,750. Call Jeff at (870) 692- with ottoman, $150; office desk, light 5902, can text picture. color $65; disc, $50; Call 692-0802 or FOR SALE: Luxury 40 ft. Motor 267-5699. Home. Catepillar diesel engine. All METAL CULVERTS FOR leather furniture, couch, 2 recliners, SALE, up to 30’ long and up to 24� 4 TVs, washer/dryer, double refrig- diameter; special orders within one erator, 3-burner stove, microwave, week. Rawls Concrete 870-325-6664 freezer, cedar closet, computer desk, Services queen size bed, 2 slide out beds, solar LAWN SERVICE - Complete panels and ceiling fans. 22,000 origi- lawn services! Mowing, trimming, nal miles. Cost new $300,000, selling fertilizing and more! Rison area. for $68,000. Call Allen Searcy 870- (870) 515-3194. 352-2548. MR. A’S TAX SERVICE: Federal FOUR USED MICHELIN P255- & State income taxes prepared. 301 60R-19, $150 for all four; gas stove Mockingbird Lane beside Pioneer with grates $100; call (870) 510- Village. Electronic Filing available. Call for an appointment: morning and 4537. 2004 CHEVY ASTRO WORK evening hours available. Donald AlVAN -white, has shelving and metal mond. 325-6631 or 877-1148. SR UPHOLSTERY. Automotive, tool trays in back with ladder rack on top. Everything works, heat, air marine, ATV, furniture. 870-325and uses no oil; has two new tires on 7263. JERRY’S WASHERS & DRYfront and runs good. Must see. 870814-0221 or 870-357-2329 PRICE ERS. 541-744-3870. Buy, Sell and Repair. Http://patandjerrys.weebly. $2,200. 2011 CAN AM SPYDER RT al- com FREE PICK UP OF ANY TYPE most new, used only abut a year and a half, low mileage, extended warranty appliances, junk vehicles, scrap metavailable. Call 870-325-6636 or 501- al, old lawnmowers, four wheelers, etc. Clean out old storage buildings, 626-3816. ANTIQUE WAGON FRAME, barns; also clean scrap metal out of TON AND A HALF CHAIN HOIST. dumping pits on your property all for FREE. Solid Waste will not pick up Call 325-6009. 2002 JEEP WRANGLER, yel- these items any more. Call Allen Willow, hard top, new tires, 94,200 son 870-357-2691 or Gary Powers miles, mint condition (870)325-7376, 870-461-0042. We will return your call. (870)718-6977, (870)540-9403. APPLIANCE AND ELECTRI2002 WINNEBAGO SIGHT SEER, 27’, Vortex engine, 1 slide out, CAL REPAIR- Call 325-6989 or 870-543-9590. queen bed. $20,000. 870-534-2083. STEVE NOWLIN PLUMBING 2004 CHEVROLET TRUCK 2500HD Crew cab, 4 wheel drive. 870-500-1598. For all your plumbing needs. $4,500. 870-370-5557. CALL FORDYCE MUFFLER. 1996 NITRO 18’ BASS BOAT, thru FRI. 150HP Mercury, NEW 24 volt troll- 870-352-5733. MON ing motor. $6,000 OBO. 870-461- 8AM-6PM. Mufflers, deer stands, brakes, carports. 0489 Call or text. RANDY’S COMPUTER SER2001 YAMAHA V-STAR 650 Custom, silver, in great condition, VICE 870-250-1753. Data Recovery, Virus Removal, Repair, etc. $2,500. 870-556-0566. WINCH REPAIR FOR TRUCKS Misc. Items FOR SALE: KENMORE & ATV. Auto electrical repair availBLACK ELECTRIC CERAMIC able. 520 Jones Lane. 870-325-6520.



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Cleveland County Road Dept. Update Cleveland County Judge Gary Spears has issued this update detailing work that has been carried out by the Cleveland County Road Department over the following two weeks: February 24-28, 2014 GRAVEL HAULED: Vernon Reed Road (27 loads), Towery Road (13 loads), Rainey Road (12 loads), Yorkshire Road (8 loads), Scott Road (10 loads), Crains Lake Road (6 loads), County Stockpile (5 loads), Mt Elba Road West (1 load), Hwy 63 Bus Turn Around (1 load) RIPP RAPP HAULED: Towery Road (7 loads) HAULED TWO (2) LOADS OF CARDBOARD FOR RECYCLING TOTAL LOADS HAULED: 92 USED THE TRACKHOE AND TRUCKS TO REMOVE TREES AND LIMBS FROM THE COURTHOUSE LAWN USED THE TRACKHOE TWO (2) DAYS AT THE MT ELBA PIT USED THE SIDE ARM BUSHHOG ON THE BUNN MCGRIFF AND CROSSROADS ROADS USED THE BACKHOE TO INSTALL A CULVERT AT HARPERS COVE ROADS PATCHED WITH COLD MIX: Moores Church Road, Mt Elba Road West, Old School Road, Pinewood Road, Huddleston Road, Farm To Market Road, Dial Road, Dogwood Road, Presley Road, Harrellson Road ROADS GRADED: Dunkeffie Road, Conners Road, Ellison Road, Roshell Road, Mt Carmel Road, Gun Club Road, Kelly Road, Morris Road, Willow Lane, Chestnut Lane, Frye Loop, Frye Road, White Road, Blackwell Road, Rushing Road, Pleasant Ridge Road, Station Road, Russell Road, Marvin Lane, Crain Road, Camp Springs Road, O’Banion Road, Golden Road, Davis Road, Morgan Road, Smith Chapel Road, Tower Road, Miller Road, Railroad Street, Granderson Road, Joe Huntley Road, Smith Road, Thomas Road, Neely Loop, Crains Lake Road, Rainey Road, Banks Road, Bethel Cemetery Road, Old School Road, Jones Road, Moseley Cemetery Road, McCallister Road, Willie Rainey Road, Towery Road, Bryant Lane, Waldrop Lane, Watts Road, Yorkshire Road, Spring Road, Honey Cove, Bears Trail, Vernon Reed Road March 3 - 7, 2014 GRAVEL HAULED: Hoy Circle (18 loads), Wright Road (4 loads), Banks Road (4 loads), County Stockpile (3 loads), West Road (1 load), Reaves Cemetery Road (1 load) RIPP RAPP HAULED: Reaves Cemetery Road (1 load) HAULED TWO (2) LOADS OF CARDBOARD FOR RECYCLING TOTAL LOADS HAULED: 34 USED THE TRACKHOE PLACE RIPP RAPP AROUND THE CULVERTS ON TOWERY ROAD REMOVED TWO (2) TREES THAT FELL ACROSS HILL HARPER ROAD USED THE ENTIRE CREW CLEANING OUT CULVERTS ONE (1) DAY ACROSS THE COUNTY REPAIRED THE CULVERT AND ROAD THAT HAD WASHED ON REAVES CEMETERY ROAD USED THE TRACKHOE TO DIG OUT A SOFT SPOT AND REPAIR ON THE BANKS ROAD USED THE TRACKHOE FIVE (5) DAYS IN THE BLUE SPRINGS PIT USED THE BACKHOE TO REPLACE CULVERTS ON THE WEST ROAD AND HOY CIRCLE ROADS PATCHED WITH COLD MIX: Shady Grove Road, Station Road, Dunkeffie Road, Crossroads Road ROADS GRADED: Pumpkin Hill Road, Calvin Rawls Road, Toledo Cut Off Road, Bear State Road, Kingsland City Streets, Thomas Mitchell Road, Hogan Road, Clements Road, Hoy Circle, Smith Morgan Cemetery Road, Mt Lebanon Road, Scott Road, Mt Elba Road West, Hall Creek Road, Mt Elba Cut Off Road, Marks Cemetery Road, Agnes Curry Road, West Road, Crook Lane, Pine Tree Road, Rowell Road West

County Hears Complaints Over Hike in Trash Fees (continued from page 1) terly fees were to be eliminated. Price Hike Gets Pushback The first bills with the higher rates were mailed out in January and County Treasurer Jack Hopson, whose office oversees the county’s solid waste billing, said he has had “numerous” calls from people complaining about the higher rates. He said he often explains the reason they had to go up and then follows that conversation with an explanation of how the sales tax is supposed to work. “When you explain to them that it’s going to eliminate a bill, they’re in favor of it,” Hopson said, estimating that about 98 to 99 percent of the callers who discuss the matter say they are going to support the sales tax. If the tax were to pass in May, Hopson said residents will only see two more quarterly bills this year: one in April and another in July. While the tax itself may be apStay Informed! Subscribe! Call (870) 325-6412

proved in May, Hopson explained there is a about a 90-day waiting period before it can be fully implemented, which means the county will have to rely on its quarterly bills through August. During last week’s quorum court meeting, Justice of the Peace Alex Tilley asked the judge if the fees at the transfer station would be eliminated as well if the tax were to pass. Spears said it would for residential customers, but some fees would have to stay in place for some commercial customers. Spears explained that the under the current arrangement, county residents can take their personal household waste to dump and dispose of it for free. There are, however, fees in place for large household items like couches, chairs, etc. Spears said those fees would be eliminated with the sales tax. The judge did note, however, that businesses that dispose of large tractor tires at the transfer station will continue to have pay for that waste to be disposed of.

Woodlawn To Increase HS Lunch Prices (continued from page 1) velop a cycle where school buses and other vehicles are used for a certain number of years before they are automatically replaced with newer models. He said this can be accomplished by simply replacing one or two of the existing buses with a newer model bus every year. “We need to get creative (with finances) because it’s going to be like that commercial, ‘You can pay me now or you can pay men later’,” Hume told the board. He suggested the possibly of asking voters for a millage increase that would simply bring more money into the district for general operations like transportation and salaries. The financial analysis presented to the board Monday night included a comparison of Woodlawn to other school districts of similar size or within the same region. Hume pointed out that the neighboring Cleveland County School District has a millage rate of 38.1 mills compared to 37 for Woodlawn. Holsclaw told the board that Woodlawn will net about $26,000 to $27,000 annually for each mill it brings. He said each mill will cost a homeowner with a property valued at about $100,000 about $20 more per year. While financing options were discussed, the board never took any formal action. Hume said it could be addressed in future meetings. Lunch Price Increase Hume told the board that the district’s lunch room operations were recently audited and the district learned that it will have to go up on the price of high school lunches next year to keep it in compliance with federal school lunch pricing guidelines. Since the elementary absorbed most of the price increase last time, Hume recommended to only raise the price of the high school lunches this time by 15 cents. That increases the price from $1.60 to $1.75. His recommendation was approved with no opposition. Hume said that this will not be the last price increase. He said the new federal guidelines will require additional price increases in the future. Intercom/Bell System The school board unanimously approved spending up to $9,950 with Russell Phone Service of Stuttgart to install an upgraded intercom/bell system that will allow the entire school campus to operate off a uniform system. Hume explained that the high school is currently operating with two separate intercom systems: one for the old wing and another for the new wing. In addition, he said the two wings operate off separate bell systems and the two systems never stay synchronized, which leads to a lot of confusion. In the elementary, Hume said the intercom system is limited to which classes and/or buildings it can reach. Cheer Constitution The board heard an overview of a new cheerleader constitution that was presented by High School Principal Jeff Wylie. Wylie said the revised constitution declares that no fill-in cheerleaders will be added to the squad after the cheer camp is conducted. In addition, the revised constitution also outlines the demerit system for infractions, noting that it does include a section on the way cheerleaders use social media. The revised constitution does continue the practice of the district providing the uniforms for the cheerleaders. The presentation did spark a de-


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bate among the board over whether it even needed to be involved with the cheer constitution. Board member Larry Reynolds pointed out that the cheer sponsor essentially serves the same role as a coach for any other sport and can make his or her own rules for participation. He noted that the school board does not approves guidelines for football, baseball or any other sport, and the same approach should be used with cheerleading. Most of the board seemed to agree and no formal action was taken after Wylie’s presentation. Baseball Field Fencing The board approved a motion by board member Ray Gavin to spend $3,465 with South Arkansas Fencing of Calmer to put up a new black, vinyl-coated chain link fence across the front exterior of the baseball field. Woodlawn has been awarded the Class 2A State Baseball Tournament this year by the Arkansas Activities Association, and volunteers have been busy installing a second set of


(continued from page 1) Aug. 18, and will end on Thursday, May 28. The Christmas break will be Dec. 19-Jan. 5 while the Spring break will be March 23-27. Other Business In other business, the Cleveland County School Board: • Approved contract renewals for all certified staff listed except for those that “might” receive a letter of termination before May 1, according to Johnson. He said student enrollment numbers and other factors could play a role in some of the positions being dropped. • Accepted the resignations of Tana Branson, Rison High School teacher, and Annette Baggett, Rison High School business teacher. • Accepted the bid from the Arkansas School Board Association for worker’s compensation insurance and the bid from Bancorp South for legal liability insurance. • Approved the district’s “Wellness Plan,” which essentially outlines the nutritional and exercise plans for the district’s students in grades kindergarten through 12th grade.

covered grandstands at the baseball field. Board member David Stover, one of the volunteers helping with the project, said it should be completed by this weekend. The addition of the new covered bleachers is also forcing the ticket gate to be moved to an area behind the press box, thus the need for a new fence. The board did discuss the possibility of getting donations to extend the black fence along the entire length of the first base line. This particular fence is the one outside the baseball field defining the boundaries for the ball park. The covered bleachers are being completed with private donations and volunteer labor at no cost to the

school district. Tyson Hume Recognized The board ended up voting to spend $100 to buy either a banner or trophy to be put into the district trophy case to recognizing Tyson Hume’s accomplishment. State regulations prevent school districts from spending more than $100 for student awards. Personnel After meeting in executive session, the board approved hiring all certified staff as listed for the 2014-15 school year. The certified staff includes all teachers and others who require certification for their jobs. The board also accepted the resignation of cafeteria worker Judy Barnett.

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