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This Week In Cleveland County Thursday, March 27 Cleveland County Saddle Club Meeting 6:30 p.m. Meeting Room County Fairgrounds in Rison Friday, March 28 Woodlawn Baseball Classic TBA Woodlawn Field Country Dance 7 p.m. Hall-Morgan Veterans Builidng in Rison Saturday, March 29 Woodlawn Baseball Classic TBA Woodlawn Field Sunday, March 30 CASA Sunday Lunch Begins 11 a.m. Rison School Cafeteria Monday, March 31 Woodlawn Baseball vs. DeWitt 4:30 p.m. Woodlawn Field Woodlawn Softball vs. McGehee 4:30 p.m. Woodlawn Softball Field Tuesday, April 1 Rison Baseball vs. Poyen 4:30 p.m. Rison Field Rison Softball at Bearden 4:30 p.m. at Bearden Woodlawn Baseball at Stuttgart 4:30 p.m. at Stuttgart Woodlawn Softball vs. Hermitage 4:30 p.m. Woodlawn Softball Field Rison City Council Regular Monthly Meeting 7 p.m. Rison City Hall

News Briefs CASA Sunday Lunch To Be Held March 30

RISON - The Cleveland County Friends of CASA will be hosting a Sunday lunch fundraiser beginning at 11 a.m. on Sunday, March 30, at the Rison School cafeteria. CASA stands for Court-Appointed Special Advocates, which is a program where volunteers look out for the best interest of the children involved in abuse and/or neglect cases. The meal includes chicken and dressing, vegetables, rolls, desserts and drink. There is no charge but donations are appreciated.

Transfer Station To Be Closed Fri., Sat.

RISON - The Cleveland County Solid Waste Transfer Station will be closed Friday, March 28 and Saturday, March 29. The station will re-open Tuesday, April 1 with regular business hours.

Poultry Feeding Ops. Deadline is Friday

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 all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. Galatians 5:14

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GOP Races Dominating Primary Election For First Time, More Contested Republican Races In Primary Than Democractic

RISON - For the first time since she took over the office 20 years ago, Cleveland County Clerk Sharon Gray said the primary election approaching on May 20 will be the first time in her memory that there will be more contested Republican races on the ballot than Democratic races. “I’ve never seen anything like it,” she said. “I can never remember a time when we had more Republican (primary races) than Democratic.” Arkansas is an “open” state when it comes to primary elections. That means that voters do not have to a register beforehand to determine which party primary they will vote in. Instead, the voter simply tells the poll worker which primary they want to vote in when they arrive at the polls. Historically, most local elections

in Cleveland County have been determined in the primaries since most local candidates have traditionally run as Democrats. Even in the most recent primary election held in 2012, a presidential election year, there were 13 contested Democratic Primary races on the ballot in Cleveland County compared to just three for the Republicans. This year, for the first time, that ratio has basically been flipped. When Cleveland County voters go to the polls for the primary election on May 20, they will find six contested races on the Republican ballot and just two on the Democratic ballot - and one of those is for a Justice of the Peace race that only applies to voters in the Rison area. The two contested Democratic primary elections in Cleveland County

RISON - While his Republican primary opponent has promised to abolish the lieutenant governor’s office if elected, Congressman Tim Griffin, another Republican running for lt. governor, said recent history has proven that the office can yield results and he believes it should remain in place. Griffin stopped by The Herald office last Friday for an interview between campaign stops across southeast Arkansas. Griffin, of Little Rock, is one of three Republicans running for lt. governor. He will be facing State Rep. Andy Mayberry of East End and State Rep. Debra Hobbs of Rogers in the Republican primary election on May 20. The winner will face Democrat John Burkhalter of Little Rock, a former state highway commissioner, and Libertarian Chris Olson of Alco in the Nov. 5 general election. Mayberry released a media statement last week outlining his position on the lt. governor’s office. “I know it’s unusual for a politician to say, ‘Cut my job,’ but that’s exactly what I hope to do,” Mayberry said. “The office of lieutenant governor has lived past its time. We can eliminate the position and reassign the duties of the office to other existing state office-holders. In the end, we can eliminate a layer of bureaucracy, we can make government smaller and more efficient, and we can save taxpayers about $400,000 per year, which is the most recent budget of that office’s operations.” In Mayberry’s plan, the secretary of state would become first in the line of succession to be governor if he or she couldn’t fulfill the term.

“I believe the first person in the line of succession should be a Constitutional officer, elected statewide, but that doesn’t mean it has to be a lieutenant governor,” Mayberry said. Griffin disagreed. While many people write off the significance of the office, he said the past two lt. governors, Republican Mark Darr and Democrat Bill Halter, have both proven that the office can have a lasting influence on state government. He cited the fact that Darr promoted the creation of an “online check book” that lets citizens see where their state tax dollars are going. Halter, meanwhile, advocated the creation of the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery. “Just look at the last two... (they) talked about something on the campaign trail, got elected, and pursued a policy. And in both cases - even though they do not have the power on paper to introduce legislation advocated for and got those things enacted,” Griffin said. In addition, Griffin said the legislature itself must see a need for the office since it continually supports budgeting the office. “The legislators, at large, have had ample opportunity to deal with this office if they felt strongly about it; for example, cut the budget or whatever,” he said. Instead, he said the legislature has continually approved the lt. governor’s budget with no opposition, including from “the legislator who’s now saying he wants to get rid of it.” Griffin said he believes the driving force behind this latest move to eliminate the lt. governor’s office is basically a knee-jerk reaction to the (see GRIFFIN page 10)

NEW EDINBURG - Kristy Barrett, vice president of the Bradley County Humane Society, is a resident of Cleveland County and feels a responsibility to help stray and unwanted dogs in Cleveland County. Barrett, who also works with the Humane Society of Southeast Arkansas out of Monticello, said Cleveland County has no rescue or shelter in place for dogs and she felt the need to do something. She created her own rescue for dogs, Southeast Arkansas Homes 4 Pets, where she currently fosters 21 dogs, all of which are vaccinated. Once old enough, the dogs will be spayed or neutered, as a requirement by the state of Arkansas, before being adopted out to families. “There are no other options here (in Cleveland County),” she said. Barrett works solely by donation only as she is currently in the process of filing for a non-profit license for her rescue efforts. “It’s not fancy, but all of the dogs are taken care of, clean and vetted,”

Barrett said. “That’s what’s important. I will not take on more than I can properly care for.” Donations are used to fund vet bills, food, and general care for the dogs, that are eventually transported to other rescues where they are adopted, some out of state. “It comes at a price, but I’m not going to halfway care for them,” she said. “I love doing it.” Photographer Barbie Trammell visited with Barrett and provided photos of the dogs, notified The Herald of Barrett’s rescue efforts, praising, “She has taken on a huge burden and devoted her time, home and that of her family’s to caring for homeless and neglected animals.” Trammell said she was surprised to see how far Barrett stretched the few dollars she has received, but also noticed the stack of vet bills and receipts keeping account of every penny of donations for the rescue. Barrett is seeking donations and volunteers to help expand and pour concrete for the kennels where the

are: • Governor - Congressman Mike Ross and Lynette “Doc” Bryant • Justice of the Peace Dist. 9 - Justice Charles Rodgers, Jr. and former Sheriff Judy King. The only voters who will find this race on their ballot will be those who live in Justice of the Peace Dist. 9. The district includes the western portion of Rison as well the an area west of Rison. Local voters who chose to vote in the Republican primary will find six races on the ballot: • Fourth District Congress - Tommy Moll and State Rep. Bruce Westerman • Governor - Curtis Coleman and

former Congressman Asa Hutchinson • Lt. Gov - Congressman Tim Griffin, State Rep. Debra Hobbs and State Rep. Andy Mayberry • Attorney General - Patricia Nation, Leslie Rutledge, David Sterling • State Auditor - Rep. Andrea Lea and Ken Yang • State Treasurer - State Rep. Duncan Baird and Circuit Clerk Dennis Milligan With more contested races on the Republican ticket this year, that could mean that more people in Cleveland County will be voting in the Republican primary that ever be-

fore. If so, that means the dynamics for Republican politics in Arkansas will be going through a transition as well. Traditionally, Northwest Arkansas has been the main battlefield for Republican primary races. That’s where many of the top Republican candidates have historically come from and that’s the area of the state that has had the heaviest concentration of Republican primary voters in the past. But this year, with a lack of contested Democratic primary races statewide, there’s a good chance that many voters may choose to vote in (see GOP page 10)

Griffin Maintains Lt. Governor’s Office Can Influence State

DEMO UNDERWAY - Ricky Hoke, a heavy equipment operator for the Cleveland County Road Department, uses a trackhoe to begin demolishing the first of two houses that the county recently bought next the Hall-Morgan Veterans Building. County Judge Gary Spears said they will use the land for a parking area next the Veterans Building and clear off a site at the corner of Sycamore and Magnolia as a site for a possible county building in the future. A county road crew began putting down the gravel for the new parking area Wednesday morning.

County To Use Land For Parking Area, Possible New Building Site RISON - Cleveland County Judge Gary Spears said two houses located across Sycamore Street from the courthouse were earlier this week to make way for a new parking area as well as a site for a possible new county building in the future. The county received a $40,000 General Improvement Fund (GIF) through the state to buy the property and make the improvements. Spears said $32,500 was used to buy the two houses and property while the remaining $7,500 will be used to build the parking area. The county began tearing down the two frame houses on Monday. Spears said the plans are to build a parking lot on the lot located next to the Hall-Morgan Veterans Build-

ing, while the lot for the other house located at the corner of Magnolia (Hwy. 133) and Sycamore will be left vacant as the site for a possible county building in the future. The parking area will eventually be paved with asphalt or concrete, but Spears said his initial plans are to establish a gravel base at first covered with SB-2. Once the gravel parking settles in, he said that is when they will look at paving it. As for the vacant lot, Spears said there is no timeline as to when the county might use the land for an additional building. While there is not particular office space needed at this time, Spears said the county does need additional storage space for records or other items. The quorum

dogs are staying. The concrete would cost an estimated $1,000 to $1,200, and Barrett hopes to hold a fundraiser to get it done. With working rescue calls through both of the Humane Society offices she’s a part of, and spending 10 or more hours a day caring for the dogs in her own rescue, she said she needs help. “I am looking for volunteers to spend time playing with the dogs, keeping them active,” she said. “Also, someone to help organize a fundraiser,” noting that she would like anyone with concrete or fencing experience to contact her. For donations, or for rescue needs, Barrett can be contacted by phone at 870-220-0098, or online through the Facebook group she has set up. To access the group, search for Southeast Arkansas Homes4Pets. On the Facebook group, a link to a PayPal account can be found for donations.

CARING FOR UNWANTED DOGS - Kristy Barrett carries food to the kennels where she fosters 21 dogs in New Edinburg, through donations for her own rescue efforts as Southeast Arkansas Homes 4 Pets. She is seeking volunteers to play with the dogs and help organize a fundraiser to pour concrete for the kennels.

court has discussed the need for additional storage space in the past but no formal solution was ever offered. The judge had presented the idea of the county buying the two houses to the quorum court earlier this year. The owner of the property, Kent Rhinehart, had approached the county about buying the property. The two houses had fallen into bad shape, and Spears said razing the structures will eliminate a couple of eye sores for the courthouse as well as the City of Rison. In addition to razing the housing the houses, Spears said the county intends to clean out all the brush behind the Veterans Building as well as the two houses. He said both lots are about 155 feet deep.

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Vinson, Spears Exchage Vows In Ceremony at Burns Park

Daniel Vinson and Casey Spears were married on March 8, 2014, at Burns Park in North Little Rock. Daniel is the son of Sammie and Linda Vinson of the Randall community, and a 1993 graduate of Woodlawn High School.

Casey is the daughter of Danny and Sharon Spears of Sherwood. The couple will reside in Atlanta, Georgia, where Daniel is employed as head chef with Perkins Management Services at Morehouse Medical School.

School Lunches RISON/KINGSLAND Monday - Breakfast: Cereal, cheese stick, fruit, juice and milk. Lunch: Chicken strips, macaroni and cheese, green peas, tossed salad with ranch, wheat roll, 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: Toasted ham and cheese, french fries with ketchup, lettuce, tomato, pickle, mayonnaise, mustard, fruit and milk. Grades 6-12 will have a choice of regular tray or baked potato tray. Wednesday - Breakfast: Breakfast pizza, fruit, juice and milk. Lunch: Taco casserole, pinto beans, lettuce, tomato, cheese, salas, dessert, fruit and milk. Grades 6-12 will have a choice of regular tray or salad tray. Thursday - Breakfast: Sausage and biscuit, fruit, juice and milk. Lunch: Chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes with gravy, steamed broccoli, 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: Chicken spaghetti, seasoned green beans, tossed salad with ranch, 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: Corn dogs with mustard, baked beans, corn on the cob, fruit cocktail and milk. Line two: Pepperoni pizza, garden salad, peaches, chocolate chip cookie and milk. Tuesday - Breakfast: Biscuit and gravy, cereal with fruit, milk and juice. Lunch: Steak fingers, cream potatoes, peas and carrots, apple wedges with dip, and milk. Line two: Oven baked chicken, baked potato halves, black-eyed peas, rolls and spiced apples. Wednesday - Breakfast: Ham and cheese biscuit, cereal with fruit, milk and juice. Lunch: Beefy corn chip casserole, corn, garden salad, orange smiles, salsa and milk. Line two: Chicken fries, cream potatoes, green beans, rolls, pears, milk. Thursday - Breakfast: Sausage and biscuit, cereal with fruit, milk and juice. Lunch: Chicken and noodles, steamed broccoli, garden salad, pears, carrot sticks, milk. Line two: Chicken burgers, fries with ketchup (9-12th), baked beans, sandwich cups, peaches and milk. Friday - Breakfast: Breakfast pizza, cereal with fruit, milk and juice. Lunch: Hamburgers, fries with ketchup, sandwich cups, pineapple chunks, milk. Line two: Chicken fried steaks, cream potatoes, steamed broccoli, rolls, fruit cocktail and milk.

by James Boney “Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” --- Lamentations 3:22-23 Birthdays this week: D. L. Broughton - March 22, Lila Benson - March 25, and Major McClellan - March 28. Welcome back, true believers. D. L. Broughton celebrated his birthday Saturday surrounded by family and friends. We’re still hitting the back and forth weather so typical of this time of the year. Hopefully things will settle down by next month. I was told this weekend that an old rumor has resurfaced... that being the Highway Department plans to widen the road running through town. This story popped up about three years ago with some residents upset that their property will be eaten up by an expanded right of way. Back then, I took the initiative to call the Highway Department and ask the man who is directly over planning for such improvements. His direct words were “New Edinburg has a large historical district, and it would literally take an act of Congress to widen that section, so... no, it will never happen.” So fear not. This round was probably prompted by the marker stakes stretching from the park down to the county line. I don’t directly know what those stakes are for, but I suspect the Highway department is planning to resurface the road with the new ashpalt/rubber mix they laid a few years ago from the

park to Fordyce. Again, I don’t know that, and your friendly County Judge could probably tell you whether or not that’s the case. Speaking of the road through town, this is from the Eagle Democrat in 1939: “Since State Highway No. 8 between Warren and Fordyce has been constructed those who motor that way are usually impressed with two things at New Edinburg - the old tree which stands in the middle of the road in front of Attwood’s Store, and the number of comfortable homes which are covered with corrugated tin roofing. We have a tendency to “cuss” the presence of the tree when the traffic is heavy, but when we think of those ten roofs topping those comfortable homes, there arises that boyish feeling, “Gee, wouldn’t it be great to go to sleep on an old fashioned feather bed while hearing the musical rain drops on that roof.” For our purpose here, the tree and the tin-tops explain the character and sturdiness of the present New Edinburg. While modern highways have led other rural villages to fold up and pass away, this unusually progressive community has kept pace with the present, and continually moves forward. The tree represents a sentimental connection with a great ancestry, the tin-roofs, the permanency with which the place was built.” Remember: there are 7 billion people on the planet... don’t allow any single one to ruin your day. Please feel free to share with this column what you would like to see. Go Eagles.

Southern Hills SIPES COTTAGE #1 Helen Riggins was visited by Mark Riggins. All residents were visited by Bethel No. 1 Ladies. WILSON COTTAGE #2 Bertie Rowland was visited by Judy Clayton; Chuck Valentine. Frances Lee was visited by Randy Womack; Peggy Blackledge and Eli; Shirley Mullin; Connie Womack; Hot Rod Gorman. Emma Taylor was visited by Kenneth Holmes; Melicia McCarty. Shirley Jackson was visited by Ruby Adair. Gladys Laughry was visited by Stephanie Speed. Elnora Hendrix was visited by Betty Compton. Lucille Hendrix was visited by Chuck Valentine. Ruby Rodgers was visited by Chuck Valentine. All residents were visited by Bethel No. 1 Ladies. McKINNEY COTTAGE #3 Maxine Phillips visited with Shelli Maroney Hamilton; Robin Silvey; Kaci Silvey; Tiffani Silvey. Lorene Morrison was visited by Bob and Melda Norton. Lizzie Case was visited by Carolyn Harper and Linda Socia. M. Womble was visited by Rebecca Richardson. All residents were visited by Bethel No. 1 Ladies. SADLER COTTAGE #4 All residents were visited by J.L. and Clara Woolley; Giles and Syble Kitchens; Glenna Knowles; Belva White; Claradine Green; Barbara Jacks; Margaret May; Kelly Kel-

ley; Betty Taylor; Phyllis Reed, Ida Hightower; Bethel No. 1 Ladies; and Rison United Methodist Church; Peggy Manus; Diane Fore; Nora Terry; Pat Boyd; Barbara Ashcraft; Venita Hendricks; Anita Clifton; John Clifton; Debbie Goolsby. Vickie Red was visited by Fannie Nicks; Utahora Moody; Frances Lightsey; Marty Bowlin; David Dempsey; La’Darrel Lewis; Pharrel Lewis; Fennine Hicks; Willie McComey. Carol Kimbrell was visited by Brenda Kimbrell. Juanice Reed was visited by Donna Kriner; Bob and Melda Norton. Eugene Granderson was visited by Ida Hightower. Hankey Gwin was visited by Donna Kriner; Janice Tiner; Tyler Gwin; Linda Harris; Arti Gwin. Gwen Rhodes was visited by Donna Kriner. Lewn Hardrey was visited by Bob and Melda Norton. CURRY COTTAGE #5 Gertrude Koon and all residents were visited by Mary Ann Powell; Brookleny Powell; Addison Powell and James Powell. Betty Ann Taylor was visited by Berry and Cater Taylor. All residents were visited by Bethel No. 1 Ladies. PUTERBAUGH COTTAGE #6 Patsy Wilson was vsiited by Irene Wooley; Allen Wilson; Lynn Wooley. Robbie Hart visited with Steven Drakes and Dean Hogonsany. All residents were visited by Bethel No. 1 Ladies.

What’s Cooking In Cleveland County

Satisfy Your Taste Buds With Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies

By Janet Tharpe Bacon and chocolate chips in a cookie? I’ll take two dozen! The sweet and salty combination of Colleen Sowa’s Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies will satisfy any cookie-lovers craving. Really, how can you go wrong with chocolate AND bacon?! See step-by-step photos of Colleen’s recipe plus thousands more from home cooks nationwide at: “A perfect meld of flavors!” Colleen Sowa, LaCrosse, WI (Pop. 51,320) What You Need BACON 1 pkg bacon (thick slices) 1/2 c brown sugar, lightly packed COOKIE DOUGH 2 1/4 c all-purpose flour 1/4 tsp salt 1 tsp each: baking powder and baking soda 4 tbsp bacon drippings (cooled) 4 tbsp margarine, softened 1 stick butter, softened 1/2 c sugar 1 c brown sugar, firmly packed 2 eggs 1 tbsp vanilla 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar 1 c pecans (chopped coarsely) 3 c dark bittersweet chocolate chips Directions • Preheat oven to 350 F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper. • In a bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside. • Put 1/2 c brown sugar in a medium size bowl. One strip at a time, put bacon in the bowl and coat with brown sugar. Place the bacon flat on parchment lined baking sheet. Repeat until all are done. Any left over sugar, sprinkle over bacon. Bake for about 12 min. Turn each piece of bacon over and baste with bacon grease. Return to oven and bake an additional 12 min. (or until bacon is crisp). • Remove from oven and cool. Break bacon into small pieces (size of the chopped nuts). Set aside. • In a large bowl cream bacon grease, margarine, butter and sugars. Add eggs, vinegar and vanilla. Slowly add flour mixture. Fold in the bacon, nuts and chocolate chips. Refrigerate dough for 3 hours. • Drop 1 tbsp of dough at a time onto parchment paper. • Bake for 10 to 15 min. until golden brown. • Allow to cool completely. © Just A Pinch Recipe Club. Used by Permission.

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

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Woodlawn To Begin Registering 2014-15 Kindergarten Monday

News Briefs Rison Class of 1964 Prescott Scholarship Sets 50th Reunion May 10 Fundraising Dinners RISON - The Rison High School Set For Friday, April 4 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.

Alcoholic, Narcotics Anonymous Meets Mondays in Rison

Hankins, Davidson To Wed April 26 at St. John’s Chapel Katie Hankins of Alexander and Jeremy Davidson of Alexander will exchange wedding vows at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 26, 2014, at St John’s Chapel in Benton, Arkansas. Wedding invitations will be sent. A reception to follow at Oakwood Terrace. The bride is the daughter of Jack and Gloria Hankins of the Herbine community, and the granddaughter of the late Sam and Hazel Crutchfield of Herbine, and the late Wilson and Inez Hankins of Warren. She is a 2005 graduate of Rison

High School and a 2010 graduate of The University of Central Arkansas. She is employed by the Parker Automotive Group The prospective groom is the sone of Frank and Dorothy Davidson of Jonesboro, and the grandson of the late James and Frankie Davidson of Pocahontas, and Emma Moore and the late Bill Moore of Trumann. He is a 2004 graduate of Nettleton High School at Jonesboro, and is also employed by the Parker Automotive Group.

News Briefs Lighthouse Offering Youth ‘Day Camp’

RISON - The Lighthouse of Wisdom Youth Center in Rison will host a “Spring Break Day Camp� from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, March 27. Registration is from 9:30 to 10 a.m. Ms. Thelma Brandon, a teacher at Rison High School, will be the main sponsor of all the games and other activities planned for the day camp. All school age students are welcome. All food and games are free. The Center is located at 115 Main Street in Rison. The phone number for the center is 325-7011 or contact via email at lighthouseofwisdom@

Owens Family Benefit Is April 4 at Fordyce

FORDYCE - A Love in Action Benefit Program will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, April 4, at “The Word Live� Church of God in Christ on Hwy 167 in Fordyce, AR in honor of Rodney and Ceressa Owens and their two children Malik and Malika both age 17. Elder Timola Spears is the pastor. The Owen Family lost their home and personal belongings to a house fire on Feb. 28. The family lives in the Princeton community in Dallas County. The Owens attend Tate Temple COGIC under the leadership of Elder Frank Phillips, Jr. at Rison,. The Owens Family is known for their diligent work in their home community as well as the Rison community. They have love, share and helped others whether a stranger or friend. Mr. Owens is also a volunteer fireman for the Princeton fire department. It would be greatly appreciated to have the support of the communities and churches in helping us help such a wonderful family as the Owens.

Junk Yard Hog BBQ To Cater Homestead Conf. April 5 in Rison

RISON - Junk Yard Hog Barbecue will cater the South Arkansas Homesteading Conference Saturday, April 5 at the Pioneer Village, owner Dale Mottsinger has announced. Mottsinger said Junk Yard Hog will reopen in downtown Rison on Main Street Fridays beginning April 11.

Calhoun Co. Hogskin Holidays Kicks Off April 5 In Thornton

THORNTON - Thornton will kick-off the Calhoun County Hogskin Holidays Festival with a barbecue dinner April 5, 2014, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., at the Thornton Fire Station in Thornton. Live music will be provided for your entertainment by the “White Mustang� group and by “Jimmy Martin and the Spiritualaires.� Valuable door prizes will be awarded. Adult tickets may be purchased in advance for $8 each, or $9 at the door. Tickets for children under 12 years of age are $4 each.

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‘Y’ - The ‘Y’ Extension Homemakers Club met March 5 at the community room of the Fairgrounds with nine members present, Betty Wilson reports. Wilson gave a presentaiton on raised-bed gardening, explaining how to make a raised bed in your garden. Each member told of their experience with different types of raised beds. Eye openers were presented by Joyce Wilson, Brenda Alls and Gail West. Wilson showed an old photo from The Herald showing the ‘Y’ EH Club when they won the “Loving Cup.� Alls showed a Keepsake Plaque, and West gave interesting hints on keeping the skin soft. Karen Fox won the door prize. Five members (Patsy Powers, Brenda Alls, Sheila Jackson, Karen Fox and Alisha Coburn) are making plans to attend the State Planning Meeting at Ferndale. A Spring council meeting was held March 20 with a silent auction. A previously scheduled April showers program was canceled. The cleaning of the ‘Y’ Community Building has been postponed until April. The group will meet again Wednesday, April 2 at 10 a.m. at Joyce Wilson’s house. Wilson and Carolyn Silva will serve as hostesses. Each member is to bring an Easter gift for the Dirty Bunny game.

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.

Saddle Club To Meet March 27 at Rison

RISON - The Cleveland County Saddle Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 27, at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds meeting room in Rison. For more information, call George Fox at (870) 3257238.

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) 6925902 or (870) 818-3040 for more information.

City Of Kingsland To Hold Siren Tests

KINGSLAND - The City of Kingsland will hold monthly siren tests at Noon, the third Wednesday of every month, Fire Chief John Roth has announced.

Risonian Club Selling $10 Potrait Coupons For Scholarship Fund

RISON - The Risonian-Lanwood Civic Club is selling family potrait coupons for $10 as a fundraiser for the club’s Educational Scholarship Fund for a Rison High School graduate. The $10 coupon entitles the holder to a professional 10x13 family portrait, a $69 value. The potraits will be made beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 12, at The Bank of Rison Community Room. Coupons are available from any Risonian Club member or by calling Andrew or Edna Roshell at (870) 325-6526 or Jametta Harper at (870) 325-7667.

Shower Baby Shower Set For Candice Fendley Sun.

RISON - A baby shower for Candice Taylor Fendley will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 30, at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, Hwy. 114 near Rison. It’s a boy!

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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.

Pine Bluff - The LIHEAP crisis program will end on March 27, 2014 at Pine Bluff Jefferson County HOC. LIHEAP offered help for individuals struggling to pay home energy bills. PBJCEOC administered LIHEAP in all its five counties, which include

Jefferson, Grant, Cleveland, Arkansas and Lincoln. PBJCEOC is a private, non-profit organization which operates an extensive range of social programs and services targeting low income households. PBJCEOC works in conjunction with other agencies and organizations to provide assistance to low-income families and individuals within the community. The range of services provided can vary with the needs of each community. Some of the services offered consist of: Housing, Food, Employment, Childcare Assistance, Home Repair and Energy Assistance.

Energy Assistance Program Ending This Thurs., March 27

West Saline Center Will Meet on March 30

NEW EDINBURG - The West Saline Community Center at the old New Edinburg School will have their April meeting on Sunday, March 30, Board Secretary LaVetrice Gill has announced.

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 29.

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Cleveland County Farm Bureau Insurance Agency Manager Terry Sipes, LUTCF, of Rison, was recognized at the Farm Bureau Statewide Agents and Agency Managers meeting March 13 for his total performance during 2013. Sipes received the Arkansas Century Club award for outstanding insurance production. Arkansas Farm Bureau is a nonprofit, private farm and rural advocacy organization of more than 195,000 families throughout the state working to improve farm and rural life.

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Union Cemetery Will Meet on March 30

RISON - The annual meeting of the Union Cemetery Association will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 30, at Union Methodist Church at Rye. All interested parties are invited.

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.

Varnell Cemetery Clean-Up Set April 12; Rodgers Accepting Dues

RISON - A day of work and cleaning at Varnell Cemetery has been planned for Saturday, April 12 beginning at 8 a.m. Anyone with interest in the cemetery can come, and bring tools to work with. Cemetery dues are also due at this time, and can be mailed to Margaret Rodgers, P.O. Box 203, Rison, AR 71665.

Pleasant Ridge Cem. Releases 2013 Report

RISON - Pleasant Ridge Cemetery has submitted the following financial report for 2013: Beginning balance, Jan. 1, 2013 - $5,486.48; Contributions for the year - $1,438.65; Received from Mary Rodgers Estate - $2,781.51; Interest paid during 2013 - $32.39; Expenses for 2013: $2,405.60. Balance as of Jan. 1, 2014 $7,333.43. Submitted by Sewilda Jacks. For any information, call (870) 3572624.

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Bob Nesbitt

Barnett, Johnson To Wed April 5 At Oak Grove Mr. and Mrs. Odis Barnett of Woodlawn, AR, announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter, April Gail Barnett, to Jonathan Michael Adams, son of Mike and Lyn Adams of DeWitt, AR. April graduated from Woodlawn High School in 2003. She is currently employed as an Executive Administrative Assistant at Gavilon Fertil-

izer, LLC. in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. Jonathan graduated from South Arkansas Tech in 2005. He is currently employed at L’Oreal Maybelline, in Little Rock, Arkansas. The couple will be wed April 5, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. at Oak Grove Baptist Church in Woodlawn, Arkansas. All family and friends are invited to attend, only out of town invitations will be mailed.

Rowell By Mary Ann Parrish You would think I would get use to the change in the weather but I haven’t and probably never will! I’m ready to plant my flowers for the summer and the weather just won’t agree with me! Now they are saying there may be some wintry mix later in the week!! Church services were great as reported by all churches. It’s reported that Mrs. Betti Hoover is doing a lot better. She is still in the hospital but slowly recovering. God is so Good! Prayers for the Marsha Rushing family. She was the daughter of Dorothy Jacks Greene and the late Maurice Greene, and the granddaughter of the late Clyde and Ora Bet Jacks formerly of the community. Miss Morgan Brown of our community has had surgery and is a patient in a Little Rock hospital and needs our prayers. Donald and I went to Star City Saturday night to eat supper and the first person I saw that I knew was Mrs. Gladys Spakes. Her niece Charlene and her husband had brought her out to eat and she looked great. Mrs. Eva Mae Rauls and her family celebrated her birthday Saturday at her home with her family and love ones around her for the day. Mrs. Eva Mae is a wonderful lady and beautiful inside and out! Another wonderful lady is having a birthday this week and that lady is my mom, Mrs. Betty Jacks. If you see her tell her Happy Birthday. March is the month of birthdays to a lot of wonderful people in my life. As I thought today about what to write about. I got to thinking about fads that went on when I was growing up. First I remember how when I was a child going to church, the women would wear hats and I couldn’t wait till I grew up so I could have a hat in every color. But by the time I was grown no one wore them any more. Another fad I remember is how the girls wore stand-out slips. It was really something to have a 50 yard one and the older girls skirts would just swish as they walked. Another fad that went out of style before I was old enough to wear them. I think I told you that I was given a big red stand out slip by a older friend. My Mom starched it by dipping it in the liquid starch and laying it out in a circle on the pump house. When it was dry it stood straight out. Well before I got to wear it, our pet cat decided that was the perfect thing to make a bed out of to have her litter of kittens. Well so much

for that! The boys would wear their blue-jeans rolled up and a white T-Shirt with the sleeves rolled up too. I remember the girls were using eggs whites to make their hair hold curls! The only thing is that I didn’t hear was the EGG WHITE part, so therefore I put the whole egg on my hair and the next day my hair was still gooey with the egg and it was a school day. So therefore not having a blow-dryer at this time I had to go to school with my hair all gooey and I wore a head-scarf on my head the whole day and was miserable. I never tried that again. I could not date till I was 16, so on that big day I had a date and my friends told me how to put Jell-O on my hair and it would whole curls. Well on that big day I put the Jell-O on my hair and my best friend and I were double dating that night so when it got time to comb my hair out I couldn’t and I mean I could not even get a brush through it! It was so stiff. If you haven’t seen a woman with her hair took out of rollers and each roll was defined by a part you have missed a pretty picture. My mom had to take each curl and comb it and then she tried to blend it together. I went on my first date in my new dress with hair that had about 40 parts in it. I never knew what that guy thought about it, he probably has had many laughs over the years to tell his kids. Then the last fad I’m going to tell you about is the Mayonnaise hair treatment. If your hair was real dry you can use Mayo on it and its a great oil treatment. Well I had this bright idea and in case you haven’t notice I always have a lot of bright ideas! I put the Mayo on my hair and when it was time to wash it out, it was also time for my bath and to go to bed. So bright me I decided to take a shower and wash the Mayo out of my hair and get my bath at the same time. Well as you can imagine, the Mayo washed out of my hair and right down my body and I smelt like Mayo for over a week. That was the last time I liked Mayo at all for the smell and of it made me nauseous for a week! I hope you all have a great week and are able to go to church this Sunday with your family. My Bible Verse comes from James 4:14...”.Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.” God bless you all and God Bless America.

By Bob Nesbitt Hello Cleveland County! Let me take you on a journey down a long road which I have been a part of during my 80-plus years here on this earth. In the early thirties when I was born, life was much simpler but things were happening. On March 3, 1931, U.S. President Herbert Hoover signed an act that officially made “The Star Spangled Banner” the national anthem for the United States. Before this time, the United States had been without any national anthem. The words of “The Star Spangled Banner” were first written on September 14, 1814 by Francis Scott Key as a poem titled, “The Defense of Fort McHenry.” Key, a lawyer and an amateur poet, was being detained on a British warship during the British naval bombardment of Baltimore’s Fort McHenry during the War of 1812. When the bombardment subsided and Key witnessed that Fort McHenry was still flying its huge American flag, he began writing his poem. (Historical Note: This flag was truly huge! It measured 42 by 30 feet!) Key recommended that his poem be sung as a song to the popular British tune, “To Anacreon in Heaven.” It soon became known as “The Star Spangled Banner.” “The Star Spangled Banner” was published in a number of newspapers at the time, but by the Civil War it had become one of the most popular patriotic songs of the United States. By the late 19th century, “The Star Spangled Banner” had become the official song of the U.S. military. Interestingly, it was Robert L. Ripley of “Ripley’s Believe It or Not!” that spurred the interest of the American people to demand “The Star Spangled Banner” to become the official national anthem. On November 3, 1929, Ripley ran a panel in his syndicated cartoon stating that “Believe It or Not, America has no national anthem.” Americans were shocked and wrote five million letters to Congress demanding Congress proclaim a national anthem, but it wasn’t until 1931 that the United States made “The Star Spangled Banner” the official national anthem of the country. If you’ve never been to New York City and seen the Empire State Building here are some interesting facts about it’s origin. The Empire State Building has captured the attention of young and old alike. I for one found my way to the top back in 1953 while I was attending school there. Heights never bother me because as I have reported before I used to jump out of airplanes. HA! Every year, millions of tourists flock to the Empire State Building to get a glimpse from its 86th and 102nd floor observatories; the image of the Empire State Building has appeared in hundreds of ads and movies (who can forget King Kong’s climb to the top or the romantic meeting in An Affair to Remember and Sleepless in Seattle?); not to mention the countless toys, models, postcards, ashtrays, thimbles, etc. that bare the image if not the shape of the towering, Art Deco building. Yet, why does the Empire State Building appeal to so many? When the Empire State Building opened on May 1, 1931, it was the tallest building in the world - standing at 1,250 feet tall. This building not only became an icon of New York City, it became a symbol of 20th century man’s attempts to achieve the impossible. How did this gigantic icon get built? It started with a race to the sky. When the Eiffel Tower (984 feet) was built in 1889 in Paris it, in a way, taunted American architects to build something taller.

By the early 20th century, a skyscraper race was on. By 1909 the Metropolitan Life Tower rose 700 feet (50 stories), quickly followed by the Woolworth Building in 1913 at 792 feet (57 stories), and soon surpassed by the Bank of Manhattan Building in 1929 at 927 feet (71 stories). When John Jakob Raskob (previously a vice president of General Motors) decided to join in the skyscraper race, Walter Chrysler (founder of the Chrysler Corporation) was constructing a monumental building, the height of which he was keeping secret until the building’s completion. Not knowing exactly what height he had to beat, Raskob started construction on his own building. In 1929, Raskob and his partners bought a parcel of property at 34th Street and Fifth Avenue for their new skyscraper. On this property sat the glamorous Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. Since the property on which the hotel was located had become extremely valuable, the owners of the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel decided to sell the property and build a new hotel on Park Avenue (between 49th and 50th Streets). Raskob was able to purchase the site for approximately $16 million. After deciding on and obtaining a site for the skyscraper, Raskob needed a plan. Raskob hired Shreve, Lamb & Harmon to be the architects for his new building. It is said that Raskob pulled a thick pencil out of a drawer and held it up to William Lamb and asked, “Bill, how high can you make it so that it won’t fall down?” Lamb got started planning right away. But was the plan high enough to make the Empire State Building the tallest in the world? After examining a scale model of the proposed building, Raskob said, “It needs a hat!” Looking toward the future, Raskob decided that the “hat” would be used as a docking station for dirigibles (blimps). The new design for the Empire State Building would make the building 1,250 feet tall (the Chrysler Building was completed at 1,046 feet with 77 stories). The Empire State Building would eventually be surpassed by the construction of the One World Trade Center at 1,776 feet tall. Until next time. Remember; “God speaks to you every day. it takes faith to hear Him!”

HARRISON RETIRES FROM UPS - Joyce Harrison, of the Woodlawn community, retires from UPS after 16 years of employment. Joyce was the “Chief Customer Center Associate” in the Pine Bluff UPS Customer Center. She helped customers picking up and shipping packages and enjoyed visiting and serving her customers very much. She was much loved by her customers and fellow coworkers because her sweet disposition and her professionalism. Joyce has plenty of time now to sew, work in her flower beds, and play with her great grand babies. She was a valuable asset to UPS and will be greatly missed. Good luck Joyce and may God bless you always.


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• Cleveland County Herald, March 26, 2014 - page 5 •

Guest Columnist

Jim Davidson


Skin In The Game

If you read last week’s column you know that today is the second in a twopart series about Dr. Ben Carson, famous pediatric neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins Medical Center in Baltimore, Md. The reason for last week’s column was to provide background information for what I want to share today. Dr. Carson grew up in a single-parent home in the ghetto of Detroit and his life and his future was transformed because of a mother who knew the value of getting a good education. I won’t attempt to repeat the column -- if you want to know more, get a copy of last week’s column or read Dr. Carson’s terrific book “Gifted Hands.” In a day and time when we are all looking for answers and solutions to our nation’s social and economic problems, Dr. Carson may just be God’s answer in the form of what the doctor ordered, pardon the pun. He shared some of these answers in a speech at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington D.C., on Feb. 7, 2013. If you would like to see and hear his speech, go to or you can find him on and just type in his name. To be sure, Dr. Carson has the microphone and the reason I wanted to present some of his ideas is that we share almost the exact same values. The only obvious difference is that Dr. Carson is black and I am white, which does not matter one whit to me. Here are some things we share in common. No.1. We are both Christians, which means we both serve the Lord. No. 2. Know the value of education. Dr. Carson and his wife started Carson Scholars 16 years ago by funding 25 students for continuing their education beyond high school. Today that number is more than 5,000 in all 50 states. Further, the grade point went up in every single classroom where a Carson Scholar is part of the class. Here is a statement Dr. Carson made that I believe is certainly worth passing along, “When you educate a person, you liberate a person.” No. 3. Keep education and sports in a proper perspective. While I don’t know all the details, they are holding banquets around the country where they give trophies and the same recognition for academic success as those for athletic success. No. 4. We both love America and are “Independent” with no partisan political affiliation. If we are to ever regain the ground we have lost, we must stop the political bickering and work at solving our nation’s economic and social problems (The latter are my comments, not his.) At the National Prayer Breakfast, he said he does not believe in Political Correctness. In very clear language, without beating around the bush, he then stated what he believes would make a difference. One of these things would be to establish a “Health Savings Account” when a child is born. First, give a child a birth certificate and a Social Security card. Set up an account where money can be deposited tax free and with regular deposits where it can grow and can also be passed on to others. In this way, individuals take care of their own health care. As a result, many people will not go to a hospital for expensive procedures, but go to a less expensive clinic for non-life-threatening treatment. In short, they have a vested interest in saving money. And the best one of all is what he called “Skin in the Game,” based on a tithe from the Bible. When every American pays some taxes based on a proportion of their income, they won’t be interested in free give-away programs because it will be their own money they will be giving away. Free stuff: safety net, yes, entitlement, no. (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 You won’t go wrong helping a needy child.)

A Matter About the Old Paths

Christianity is not some newfangled way appearing in modern times by men more zealous than well-informed. The whole of Christianity is in the New Testament. Anything in religion which is not as old as the New Testament is no part of Christianity. The phrase “Old Paths” has reference to Jeremiah 6.16. But for Christians, it is the paths traveled by the apostles and early Christians who were guided into all truth by the Holy Spirit (John 16:13). The New Testament gives us a history of the church of Christ for nearly three-quarters of a century. Choose that church today, and make your life, as a member of it, conform to the New Testament doctrine. 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.

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Marsha Lynn Green Rushing, 53, of Pine Bluff, passed away Thursday, March 20, 2014 at UAMS Medical Center. Born December 25, 1960, at Pine Bluff, she was the daughter of Dorothy Jacks Green and the late Maurice Green. She was reared and received her early education in Pine Bluff, graduating from Pine Bluff High School in 1980. She worked for Safeway Grocery Store for many years in the receiving department. In recent years, she had worked as a registrar at Pine Bluff High School, where she enjoyed interacting with young people on a daily basis. She was preceded in death by her father. Survivors include her children, Brittany Billings and husband, Lee, of Woodlawn; Heather and Houston Rushing, and Joshua Rushing, all of Pine Bluff; three grandchildren, Bryleigh Grace and Easton Lee Billings and Patience Elaine Rushing; her brother, Mark Green, and wife, Dana, of Pine Bluff; and her sister, Sandy Goldman, of White Hall. Funeral service were Monday, March 24, 2014, in the Chapel of Ralph Robinson & Son with Bro. John Fulmer officiating. Burial was in Cypress Memorial Gardens. To sign an online register go to ****

Church News Union Sunday School To Be Held Sunday

RISON - Sunday School will begin at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, March 30 at Union Hill Baptist Church, where Rev. Sammie Smith is pastor. Everyone is invited to attend.

Center MBC To Open Food Bank Saturday

ROWELL - Center Missionary Baptist Church at Rowell will have their food pantry open from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 29, at the church, located on Hwy. 63 at Rowell.

Fordyce 1st Assembly Fish Fry is April 11

FORDYCE - First Assembly of God at Fordyce will be hosting their monntly fish/chicken fry at lunch and dinner on Friday, April 11, at the church. The lunch menu includes fried catfish or chicken fillets served with french fries, hush puppies, baked beans, coleslaw, dessert and drink for $9. Lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The dinner menu includes the same menu as lunch only with shrimp. The cost for dinner is $10. First Assembly of God is located off the Hwy. 79/167 Bypass near the Walmart at Fordyce.


Ann Williams, 84, of Fort Worth, Texas, passed away Saturday, March 22, 2014. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 29, 2014, at University United Methodist Church. There will be a private family interment. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 28, 2014, at Greenwood. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to University United Methodist Church 2416 W. Berry St., Ft. Worth, TX. 76110. Born in Star City and raised in Delhi, Louisiana, Ann earned a degree in home economics from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She met her beloved husband of 60 years, Wayne, while working as a home demonstration agent in Cleveland County. She had a love of travel, cooking, history, art, museums, antiques, and music. An excellent seamstress, she enjoyed making clothing for herself and her two daughters. Ann was a member of University United Methodist Church, the Sterck Sunday School Class and United Methodist Women for over 50 years. She enjoyed being a member of the same Bridge group for over 50 years. Ann was a very generous and dedicated volunteer for her church, Meals on Wheels, Texas Girls’ Choir and an employee of the Ft. Worth Public Schools. She won many over with her winning smile. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne F. Williams; parents, Oscar Crow and Hazel Crow Young; her stepfather, J.T. Young; and a sister, Louise Crow Tyner. Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Janet Sanford and husband, Casey, and Judy Hatch and husband, Bruce; grandchildren, Sean Sanford and wife, Jillian, Amanda Hatch and Alex Hatch; and several nieces and nephews. ****

Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF CLEVELAND COUNTY, ARKANSAS PROBATE DIVISION IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF HENRY EUGENE YOUNG, DECEASED NO. PR-2014-7-1 NOTICE Last Known Address Of Decedent: 24060 Hwy. 63 North Warren, Arkansas 71671 Date of Death: December 14, 2013. The undersigned was appointed Administratrix of the estate of the above-named decedent on the 5th day of March, 2014. All persons having claims against the estate must exhibit them, duly verified, to the undersigned within six (6) months from the date of the first publication of this notice, or they shall be forever barred and precluded from any benefit in the estate. Provided, that claims for injuries or death caused by the negligence of the decedent shall be filed within six (6) months from the date of the first publication of the notice, or they shall be forever barred and precluded from any benefit in such estate. Dated this 6th day of March, 2014. This Notice first published on the 26th day of March, 2014. Polly Curry, Administratrix c/o Richard L. Roper Haley, Claycomb, Roper & Anderson, PLLC Attorneys at Law P. O. Box 970 Warren, Arkansas 71671

Deadline To Sign Up For AR Health Insurance Monday LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (March 21, 2014) – The deadline is approaching for Arkansans to sign up for health insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace. The deadline to enroll is Monday, March 31. “Licensed insurance agents and guides are available in every county in Arkansas to provide enrollment assistance,” said Insurance Commissioner Jay Bradford. Individuals and families that are uninsured can find a range of plans available to meet their financial situation and health needs. To be eligible to enroll, a person must be between the ages of 18 and 64, live in the U.S., and must be a U.S. citizen or lawfully present. Anyone who plans to enroll should be prepared with: • Birthdate and Social Security Numbers (or document numbers for legal immigrants) for each member of household • Employer and income informa-

tion for every member of the household (for example, pay stubs, W-2 forms, wage and tax statements) “I encourage anyone who needs health insurance to find what’s available including the options for tax credits for those who qualify,” said Bradford. Bradford recommends completing the application and plan selection in one session, for the most expedited service. “With the March 31 deadline just days away, it’s important that Arkansans sign up so they can have health insurance coverage by May 1. And, so they can have the security and peace of mind that comes with having quality health coverage,” said Bradford. To find a licensed insurance agent or licensed guide, call the Arkansas Health Connector Resource Center at 1-855-283-3483 toll-free or visit

DALLAS – Refunds totaling almost $760 million may be waiting for an estimated 918,600 taxpayers who did not file a federal income tax return for 2010, the Internal Revenue Service announced today. However, to collect the money, a return for 2010 must be filed with the IRS no later than Tuesday, April 15, 2014. For the state of Arkansas, the release shows an estimated number of individuals at 8,400 with a median potential refund of $562, bringing the total of potential refunds to $6,667,000. The IRS estimates that half the potential refunds for 2010 are more than $571. “Some people may not have filed because they had too little income to require filing a tax return even though they had taxes withheld from their wages or made quarterly estimated payments,” said Clay Sanford, an IRS spokesman in Dallas. “In cases where a return was not filed, the law provides most taxpayers with a three-year window of opportunity for claiming a refund.” For 2010 returns, the window closes on April 15, 2014. The law requires that the return be properly addressed, mailed and postmarked by that date. There is no penalty for filing a late return qualifying for a refund. The IRS reminds taxpayers seeking a 2010 refund that their checks may be held if they have not filed tax returns for 2011 and 2012. In addition, the refund will be applied to any amounts still owed to the IRS or their state tax agency, and may be used to offset unpaid child support or past due federal debts such as student loans. By failing to file a return, people

stand to lose more than just their refund of taxes withheld or paid during 2010. In addition, many low-andmoderate income workers may not have claimed the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). For 2010, the credit is worth as much as $5,666. The EITC helps individuals and families whose incomes are below certain thresholds. The thresholds for 2010 were: • $43,352 ($48,362 if married filing jointly) for those with three or more qualifying children, • $40,363 ($45,373 if married filing jointly) for people with two qualifying children, • $35,535 ($40,545 if married filing jointly) for those with one qualifying child, and • $13,460 ($18,470 if married filing jointly) for people without qualifying children. Current and prior year tax forms and instructions are available on the Forms and Publications page of IRS. gov or by calling toll-free 800-TAXFORM (800-829-3676). Taxpayers who are missing Forms W-2, 1098, 1099 or 5498 for 2010, 2011 or 2012 should request copies from their employer, bank or other payer. If these efforts are unsuccessful, taxpayers can get a free transcript showing information from these year-end documents by going to IRS. gov. Taxpayers can also file Form 4506-T to request a transcript of their tax return.

IRS Has $760 Million For People Who Have Not Filed 2010 Income Tax Returns

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• Cleveland County Herald, March 26, 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) 830-2056 or 870325-6412; or email at ssadler@tds. net) 10 YEARS AGO FEBRUARY 4, 2004 The courtroom at the Cleveland County Courthouse will soon be carpeted after the Quorum Court approved the work Monday night. Application is made for $500,000 in federal assistance to help make improvements to six county roads. Howard Ransom Smith, 88, of New Edinburg, a retired Cleveland County deputy sheriff, dies. A last second three-point shot by Bearden missed, as the Kingsland Greyhounds held on to edge the Bears, 44-41, and win the 7AA-East Conference regular season championship Tuesday night at Kingsland. Death claims Jeffie McKinzie, 78, of Rison, the widow of Jake McKinzie. Firefighters, law enforcement officers, emergency crews and volunteers all played a part in the Chemical


Sands of Time By

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

(Column From April 18, 1984) This column is still in the process of publishing the names of couples licensed to marry in Cleveland County in 1934. It means that all who are still living will celebrate their “Golden Wedding Anniversary” during this year. The couples, with the officiants, are as follows: Jewell Gates and Miss Marie Ricks, by J. S. McFalls, J.P.; Ray Lindsey and Miss Leta Beard, by Rev. James B. Hoover; Vester Sims and Miss Mazell Childress, by Rev. John Simpson; Morton Jennings and Miss Calean Butler, by Rufus Smith, county judge; James Riller and Miss Orlander Brooks, by James R. McCullough; A. Gilbert and Miss Bettie Lee Parks, by Rev. Andrew Tate; Rupert Stocks and Miss Bernice Smith, by Rey. John Simpson; Rob Rauls and Mrs. Alice Jacobs, by Rev. O. A. Ashcraft; J. A. Greenwood and Miss Lena Taylor, by W. S. Flynn, J.P.; John King and Mrs. Elmyra Polk, by Rev. M. Hartledge; Swanson Lindsey and Miss Garner Gardner, by Rev. Manuel E. Scott; Odis Singleton and Miss Lettie Dorrough, by Rev. Capus B. Barnett; Willie Jackson and Miss Vergie Johnson, by J. L. Harris, J.P.; Aaron Taylor and Miss Mable Hale, by W. S. Flynn, J.P.; R. C. Oldner and Miss Joanah McKinzie, by J. W. Stringer, J.P.; S. A. Sims and Miss Jessie Kee, by Rev. John Simpson; John Gavin and Miss Arys Lindsey, by Rev. Manuel E. Scott; Allen Bowlin and Miss Eula Lunsford, by Rev. T.D. White; Clifton Johnson, Jr., and Miss Oma Nutt, by Rev. S. B. Mann; Ira Roberts and Miss Ellen French, by Dick Thomas, J.P.; J.C. King and Miss Benie Mae Edwards, by Rufus Smith, county judge; Oscar Kee and Miss Peggy Harris, by Rev. J. R. Gates; Wilson Coats and Mrs. Thelma Mae Spakes, by Rev. George F. Moody; J. W. Gable and Mrs. Mary McLemore, by Rev. C. J. Jackson; Henry Granderson and Miss Lucille Pierce, by Rev. C.M. Long; Herschel R. Garner and Miss Anna Lee Smith, by Rev. W.F. Warren; Rex Harbor and Miss Juanita Luns-ford, by H. E. Chapman, J.P.; E.S. Brown and Miss Laurine King, by Rev. Fred G. Roebuck; Alex Richardson and Mrs. Mandy Fox, by Rev. Earnest Cox; Abb Johnson and Miss Nedra Taylor, by Rev. W.F. Warren; Buster B. Fulmer and Miss Willie Virginia West, by J.L. Harris, J.P.; Carl Sipes and Miss Veta Roberts, by Rev. W. A. Winston; David Hardridge and Mrs. Cenie Davis, by Rev. Marion Hardridge; J. D. Stephens and Miss Helen Moseley, by R. C. Searcy, J.P.; Daniel White and Miss Agnes Hudson, by Rev. C. M. Love; Jesse McBride and Mrs. Mary Liza White, by Rev. W. H. Booker; Mark Iverson and Miss Edna Mae Watson, by Rev. Joseph Segrest, Sr.; Cook Fisher and Mrs. Vera Daugher, by J. H. Meek, J.P.; Elzie Doss and Miss Alma ‘Rauls, by Rev. O. A. Ashcraft; James O. Lash and Miss Ever Armstrong, by Rev. Minor E. Cole. The 1934 list of couples will be concluded in the next Footprints on the Sands of Time.

Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program (CSEPP) exercise that took place Tuesday in Cleveland and surrounding counties. Larry Varnell Phillips, 59, of Rison, dies. Spelling Bee winners at two schools in the county were Megan Gatlin of Rison and Alyssa Dorsett of Woodlawn. Death claims Pauline Crutchfield, 81, of Rison, the widow of Buddy Crutchfield. 20 YEARS AGO JANUARY 12, 1994 Jimmy Childress of New Edinburg announces his bid for Cleveland County Judge in the upcoming primary election. A high rate of absenteeism Monday and Tuesday due to an epidemic of the flu, along with a stomach virus, prompted officials to close Rison School for the remainder of the week. On Tuesday over 200 students were reported absent at the school. Sammy Hartwick, principal at Kingsland School, formally accepted the position of superintendent to succeed Supt. Gene Franklin, who will retire at the end of the current term. Only a few items were taken in a burglary Sunday night at Toledo Cash Grocery on Highway 35 south of Rison. Plans for construction of new classrooms and a cafetorium and relocation of the library were discussed Monday night by the Woodlawn School Board. The 1994 budget for the City of Kingsland is approved, with projected expenditures of $33,200 in the general fund and $19,500 in the street fund. Proposed improvements for Highway 15 and the possibility of added services for the area will be topics for discussion at a meeting Thursday night. James Doyle Dyer, 73, of New Edinburg, dies. The Kingsland Greyhounds turned back a fourth quarter rally by Bearden for a 66-62 win in the championship game of the Bearden Tournament. For the ‘Hounds, now 23-2 on the season, it was their second tourney title of the season. Death claims Mrs. Vera Avelyne Scott, 86, of Woodlawn, the widow of Tom E. Scott. 30 YEARS AGO JANUARY 4, 1984 Appropriations for Cleveland County in 1984, totaling $950,481.00, are approved by the Quorum Court. The total is $77,188.00 above the 1983 appropriations total. The county general fund was the largest item included in the appropriations ordinance, totaling $386,632.00. County road fund appropriations totaled $329,053. County Judge Tom Taylor says he will not seek re-election to the office. A January thaw this week has helped loosen winter’s grip on Cleveland County after residents had battled snow, freezing rain, and zero and near zero temperatures for over two weeks. Many residents felt the harsh affects of the weather, as water and electricity service was interrupted. Mail service to many areas was halted for several days, and there was loss of livestock, while timber was heavily damaged. County Clerk John T. Reed says he will seek re-election to the office. Joe Rauls announces his candidacy for county treasurer. Cleveland County ranks seventh in the state in unemployment, with a jobless rate of 15.3 percent. Jack Sipes, former county judge, says he will be a candidate for the office in the upcoming election. Burglaries were reported at Rex Morrison’s Store at Calmer and at McKinney’s A-G Store warehouse in Rison. 40 YEARS AGO JANUARY 2, 1974 The nation swings back to daylight saving time early Sunday morning under a recent act of Congress in an effort to conserve energy. Robert Thomas McCoy, 75, of Kingsland, dies. He was for many years associated with his father in the J.E. McCoy & Son general mercantile business at Kingsland. U.S. Air Force Major William B. May of Kingsland receives the Meritorious Service Medal at the Armed Forces Staff College at Norfolk, Virginia. 50 YEARS AGO JANUARY 1, 1964 The big 14-inch snowfall in Cleveland County, which came on the Sunday before Christmas Day last Wednesday, was still very much around to go along with cold and clear weather for the holiday. Temperatures one morning dropped to around the zero mark. Property tax assessments in the

county climb to $4,697,410, according to Assessor Virgil Rauls. Watt B. Morgan, 76, of New Edinburg, dies. Sale of 1964 auto license tags is started by Ila F. Hughes, county revenue inspector. Leon Clements, former Kingsland Greyhounds basketball star, is currently leading the Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference (A.I.C.) in scoring while playing for the Ouachita College Tigers. The 6’6 center is averaging 29.8 points per game. Dona McClellan, a five-and-a-halfmonth-old child of New Edinburg, dies after receiving burns in a house fire at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Curtis McClellan. Mrs. McClellan, it was reported, rushed the two older daughters, ages 3 and 6, outside and ran into the living room and got the baby. Mrs. McClellan also received burns. Lee Rodgers, 77, of Rison, is claimed by death. The retired farmer and timberman had served as a director in the old Toledo School District. 55 YEARS AGO DECEMBER 31, 1958 County Judge G.W. Turner, Clerk Henry Young and Treasurer Paul Towery are to be sworn in tomorrow for their respective first terms. Re-elected officials to be sworn in are Sheriff and Tax Collector Homer Morrison, Assessor Virgil Rauls and Coroner Rufus T. Buie, Sr. State Representative Raymond L. Mays of Rison, who was re-elected, is to be sworn in when the legislature convenes. John W. Coats, 89, of near Rison, dies. Rison is placed in the North Division of District 8A, as the 14-member conference is divided for football because of too many teams. The North Division is composed of Rison, Warren, Fordyce, Watson Chapel, Dollarway, White Hall and Star City. The South Division members are Monticello, Dumas, McGehee, Dermott, Hamburg, Lake Village and Eudora. Mrs. Curtis Ryburn, 51, of Woodlawn, dies. G.W. Turner sells half interest in his supermarket in Rison to Leon Crook, who is leaving office after serving as county clerk the past eight years. Turner is starting a new term as county judge. With the exception of about six years, Mr. Turner has been in business here since 1925. Claud Garner, 68, of Rison, is claimed by death. Death claims Mrs. Martha Elizabeth Wright, 89, of near Kingsland, the widow of J.E. Wright. Advertisement - At Guillory’s Sanitary Food Center, Rison: Great Northern beans, 4-pound bag, 57 cents; sliced bacon, pound, 57 cents; Folgers coffee, pound, 79 cents. 60 YEARS AGO JANUARY 6, 1954 A large acreage of Cleveland County timberland was included in the $1,579,900 deal closed recently by the Anthony-Williams Lumber Co., transferring title to International Paper Co. Involved in the deal were 12,107 acres of land in Cleveland County. Smaller lots were also sold in Bradley, Calhoun, Grant, Dallas and Jefferson counties. The Anthony-Williams firm for many years operated a large sawmill at Kingsland and during that time acquired considerable acreage in Cleveland County. Charlie E. Tooke, 87, of the Rye community, dies. Rison merchants resume closing a half-day on Thursdays. For the past two years Rison firms have been closing on Thursday afternoons, except during the months of September, October, November and December under an agreement signed in January, 1952. The post office here has continued to close on Thursday afternoons, while The Bank of Rison observes a halfday closing on Saturdays. Extensive improvements are being made to the interior of the Woodlawn School gym. Bleachers are being installed on the west side of the gym floor to give increased seating capacity by at least 200. Dressing rooms are being built under the new bleachers. The improvements will make the total seating capacity of the gym about 500. Polk Byrd and Floys Taylor are in charge of the project. T.H. Glover, county revenue inspector, starts sale of auto license tags here. Douglas Chaffin, Cotton Belt Railway section foreman here for several months, has been succeeded by Lester L. Hodge of Bradley. 65 YEARS AGO JANUARY 5, 1949 Relatives of Cleveland countians as well as former residents of the county are listed among the dead and injured from the tornado which struck Warren about 6 p.m. Monday. The mounting

list of the dead had reached 54 this morning, with over 400 injured. Property damage estimates are very high, including that of the Bradley Lumber Company’s sawmill and plant in the south part of town. An early Red Cross survey indicated 120 homes destroyed and numerous others with major to minor damage. W.T. Gray buys the interest of Bowie G. Reid in the firm of Reid & Gray in Rison. Mr. Gray entered the partnership with Mr. Reid at the store here three years ago. 1948 was regarded as one of the most prosperous years in the state’s history, with the per capita income for Arkansas estimated to be upwards of $800. A bumper cotton crop in Cleveland County as well as fine growing and harvesting seasons for other agricultural products stepped up the income of county citizens during 1948. A report shows 40 cases of tuberculosis in the county. Derwood Hopper, 27, of Rison, dies. 70 YEARS AGO JANUARY 12, 1944 Heavy snowfall Friday night and 12-to-20-degree temperatures brought to a standstill practically all outdoor activity in Cleveland County. Another bond selling campaign will get under way over the nation next Tuesday. Five and a half billion dollars worth of bonds must be purchased by individuals in the United States. Cleveland County’s quota for the fourth War Loan Drive is $50,000. Trials of two negroes - Ernest Scott of Rison and Alphonse Hardaway of New Edinburg - charged with the murders of two other negroes in separate incidents are set for court here next week. The Bank of Rison and the Bank of New Edinburg make no personnel changes at annual stockholders’ meetings. Both banks reported record deposits at the close of business December 31. Five Army planes were forced down at different points in the county Monday afternoon due to their supply of gas becoming exhausted. The fliers were enroute from Jackson, Tennessee, to Camden. Noble Martin, 42, Rison resident, dies. T.E. Watts, about 75, a former Cleveland County surveyor from 1908-1914, dies at Knoxville, Tennessee. Advertisement - At Reid’s Cash Store, Rison: Ladies’ coats, $5.00 to $14.50; crackers, 2 pounds, 25 cents; sweaters and jackets, $1.98; single blankets, $1.19; silk dresses, $2.95; flour, 48 pounds, $2.25; salt, 25 pounds, 25 cents; pepper, 1 pound, 15 cents; syrup, gallon, 45 cents. 75 YEARS AGO JANUARY 11, 1939 Rison is again without a liquor store. Bennie F. Ryburn, seeking a second term, and Roy E. Trawick, superintendent of the New Edinburg School, are candidates for the position of county examiner, with teachers of the county to vote on the position. Work on the new county office building and jail on the court square - a W.P.A. project - is scheduled to start later this month. The $178,576 recently allocated to this county for road work as a W.P.A. project will assure a continuation of county-wide road building. W.P.A. workmen will soon complete a frame building at Woodlawn School to be used for elementary grade classrooms. Marshal W.A. Fore urges local motorists to not delay in paying their annual $2.00 fee for Town of Rison auto and truck license plates. The Kingsland Public Library now has 1,414 books available for use. The library opened in April, 1935. The Bank of New Edinburg receives 4,050 baby chicks for distribution to farmers of that area. A cash balance of $601.47 in the county general fund was shown at the close of the year. James G. Mosley, who retired January 1 as county treasurer, has purchased controlling interest in the Mosley Abstract Co. and has taken over its operations. 80 YEARS AGO JANUARY 10, 1934 A total of approximately $96,125 in rental payments alone for acres taken out of cotton production will be available for growers of Cleveland County if they take part in the government’s program of cotton production control. A reduction of 40 percent of the county’s average acreage for 19281932, inclusive, would mean retiring 18,500 acres from cotton production in the county this year. A maximum of $18 an acre is set as the highest rent to be paid. A meeting of the Cleveland County

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

One hundred and fifty years ago, the Union army began its last offensive of the Civil War in Arkansas. As the Red River Campaign got underway, the Union army was plagued from the start with intangible obstacles keeping them from achieving a victory south of the Arkansas River in 1864. The plan was for General Steele to move south from Little Rock and meet the Union forces from Fort Smith, continue southward to Shreveport where they would rendezvous with General Banks who was moving his Union forces northward from New Orleans. From there the two armies would take control of the Red River. General Steele left the safety of the Union garrison in Little Rock on March 23, 1864. His army crossed the Saline River at Benton and they crossed the Wichita River in Rockport and remained at Arkadelphia from March 29 until the first of April as he awaited the arrival of Thayer’s troops from Fort Smith. As Steele’s soldiers wasted time waiting on Thayer, their rations began to run short. Steele’s troubles were just beginning. As he steadily inched southward, his line of supply to Little Rock became more difficult to maintain with Confederate irregulars through the country side and the constant threat of bad weather that could dampen his travels. Steele knew his days were numbered deep in enemy territory. There were twenty-three military actions that took place in Arkansas this week one hundred and fifty years ago, including a skirmish on the 24th at Oil Trough Bottom and an expedition left from Batesville to Coon Creek, Devil’s Fork, and Red River on the 24th through the 31st. On the 25th there were five military actions including a skirmish near the White River; a skirmish at Rockport; a skirmish in Van Buren County; a skirmish at Dover; and a scout left Batesville to Fairview to return on the 26th. Also on the 26th was a skirmish at Quitman. The 27th of March included five military actions including a skirmish at Ben Brooks’ Mills; a skirmish at Branchville; a scout left for Berryville, a skirmish at Oil Trough Bottom near crossroads; and an expedition left for Mt. Elba from Pine Bluff to return on the 31st. There was a skirmish at Mt. Elba and Danville on the 28th; a skirmish at longview, Roseville, and Arkadelphia on the 29th, and scouts left Bellefonte on the 29th. There was an action at Mt. Elba and pursuit to Big Creek, a skirmish at Camden, and longview on the 30th; and a skirmish at Arkadelphia on the 31st. (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.) Truck Growers Association will be held here Friday afternoon. Marketing of Irish potatoes will be among the discussion topics. Members of the association received $1.52 a 100 pounds for their Irish potato crop last year, which was 32 cents higher than non-association members received. C.R. Morrison is named president of the Cleveland County Farm Loan Association. H.S. Hinson and Miss Mary Boothe are to remain as extension agents in the county. Thirty projects calling for expenditures of $89,000 in the county are approved by the Little Rock office of the C.W.A. Installation of a heading saw plant here is being made and will give employment to about 10 men. The plant will be located near the Farmers Gin & Seed Company’s gin. This new enterprise will open a market here for heading bolts, which will be purchased at the plant. Thomasson & Jones have recently installed a new electric mixing machine in their bakery plant here. This local industry is producing a wide variety of pastry goods that compare with those turned out by the city bakeries. George A. Riggins, 78, dies in the Kedron community. Woodlawn’s seniors defeated Rison, 32-17, in a basketball game here Friday night. 85 YEARS AGO JANUARY 17, 1929 Rebuilding of the steel bridge over Saline River on Highway No. 3 (now 79) between Rison and Kingsland, together with the long wooden approaches to the bridge, is forecasted for this year. Smaller bridges on the section of road between Pine Bluff and Camden are being repaired or rebuilt. The bridges that are being replaced will be of wood with concrete piers and will be 19 feet wide. While all bridges on this stretch of road have been in bad condition for some time, it is said that the operation of large buses over this route has made the immediate rebuilding necessary in the interest of safety. It is understood that Southwestern Transportation Co., which operates the buses, is now bearing half of the maintenance costs on all the old bridges and will continue to make such payments until the old structures are replaced by the new, when the upkeep will be borne by the state. Sheriff and Tax Collector C.R. Morrison will start collection of 1928 county taxes here Monday. Taxes in the county now due for collection amounts to $99,799.19. No collecting tour will be made over the county this year, as has been the law for the past three years in Cleveland County. School here is closed for a week due to the spread of flu, and all public gatherings in Rison are forbidden. Estimate new cases at 100. The Rison Wildcats basketball team defeated the Kingsland Greyhounds, 21 to 9 on the local court here Friday afternoon. Mrs. J.S. Moore, 60, died at her home in the Bethel community near Rison.

A shipment of 300 feet of additional new fire hose has just been received by the City of Rison. This makes 600 feet of new hose available. Another cart has also been made for the hose. The small sheet iron building which houses the fire-fighting equipment was moved Monday to the rear of Harrison’s garage, a half block east of Main Street. Advertisement - At N.A. McKinney & Sons Store, Rison: Men’s dress pants, $2.95 to $3.95; men’s leather belts, 25 cents; men’s all leather coats, $7.95; Good Luck self-rising flour, a barrel, $7.25; wood frame suit cases, 89 cents; men’s good quality overalls, $1.10; men’s Oxfords and high top shoes, $3.35; boys’ and girls’ coats, $4.35; colored crinkle bedspreads, 95 cents; heavy bath towels, 33 cents. 90 YEARS AGO JANUARY 17, 1924 The announcement of Miss Tennie May as a candidate for county treasurer to succeed herself is something that is entirely unique in the political history of the county. Never before has a woman asked the suffrage of the county for a political office, although this right has been women’s for many years. Miss May was appointed to the office early last year by Governor Tom McRae following the death of her father, County Treasurer W.J. May. Miss May told a Herald reporter on Monday, “I am just what I am and my campaign will be conducted on a high plain, free from petty and dirty politics.” The fight is on! The retail price of gasoline on the local market took quite a downward trend last week, stopping at the 16 cent mark. Before the local dealers commenced their cut in prices, gas on the local market was bringing 20 cents a gallon. Thursday morning, signs at I.E. Moore’s and A.B. Robertson’s filling stations and Smith’s Drive-In station in Rison informed motorists and the public that gas could be had at 16 cents. Dave Cash announces for a second term as county sheriff. J.M. McMurtrey is elected president of the Cleveland County National Farm Loan Association. A tax ranging from $10 to $50 a year on wagons is levied by Judge N.A. McKinney under the Harrelson Highway Act. A total of 4,168 bales of cotton has been ginned so far in the county from the 1923 crop, compared to 6,858 bales to the same date last year. The ginning season is nearly over. Burke L. Jones of Rison has accepted a position with the Arkansas Light & Power Co. in Pine Bluff. The Kingsland Greyhounds defeated Fordyce, 19 to 13, in a basketball game at Fordyce Friday afternoon. Kingsland marshal Mack Thurman and mayor T.E. Mosley captured a still and a barrel mash on Panther Creek Sunday. E.R. Buster, Jr., of Kingsland leaves for Sewanee Military Academy in Sewanee, Tennessee. Advertisement - At I.E. Moore’s Store, Rison: 10 pounds granulated cane sugar, $1.00; 7 bars white soap, 25 cents.

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Fultz’s Homer Lifts Bears Past Illinois Team Poyen Scores Late Run NORPHLET - Jayden Fultz hit a three-run homerun in the sixth inning to help the Woodlawn Bears get past the Plainfield North (Ill.) Tigers, 13-10, in a slugfest Tuesday afternoon at Norphlet. The two teams combined for 22 hits overall with the Bears pounding out 12 and the Tigers getting 10. Fultz had his most productive game of the season at the plate, going 2for-3 with a double and a homerun to drive in five runs. Colton Williams, meanwhile, continued his recent hot streak by going 3-for-3 with a homerun and four RBIs. In the end, Woodlawn (11-1) would need every run it could get as Plainfield overcame a six-run deficit to take the lead only to have the Bears rally late for the win.

Woodlawn opened the game with two runs in the top of the first before the Tigers answered with a run in the bottom of the frame to make it 2-1. The Bears added four more in the second and another in the third to go up 7-1 before Plainfield added a second run in the bottom of the third to make it 7-2. The Bears would push their lead to 8-2 in fifth and seemed to be cruising behind starting pitcher Taylor Stitt before he suddenly ran into trouble. “Taylor Stitt was pitching a heck of a game. I mean he was just steadily putting them down,� Richardson said. “Then all of a sudden, it seemed like we couldn’t get an out. He was still pitching like he had been whole game but they were just finding the holes out there.

“I kept thinking he would get out of it, but he didn’t,� he said. Richardson brought senior Jacob Richardson on to relieve Stitt with two outs in the fifth. Richardson managed to get the third out, but by that time the Tigers had scored seven runs and had turned their six-run deficit into a 9-8 lead. Fultz, however, would answer in the top of the sixth with his three-run shot to put the Bears back in front, 11-9. Woodlawn added a couple more runs in the top of the seventh to make it 13-9 before Plainfield North scored its final run in the bottom of the frame. Jacob Richardson ended up getting the win for Woodlawn after giving up one hit and two walks over 11/3rd innings on the mound.

Besides Fultz and Williams, other Bears collecting hits were Stephen Allbright with two and Richardson, Stitt, J.P. Aiken, Caleb Holleman and Colby Ferguson with one hit apiece. Coach Tommy Richardson said he received a phone call from the Plainfield North coach back in the fall wanting to schedule a game during spring break. Plainfield North, located just west of Chicago, is also scheduled to play Parkers Chapel and Norphlet during its swing through Arkansas. The Tigers mercy ruled Smackover in their season-opener on Monday. The Plainfield North High School website listed its student enrollment at 1,849 students for grades 9-12.

LITTLE ROCK - The Woodlawn Bears swept through the four-team “Rumble at the Rock� Tournament Saturday at Little Rock with a 14-0 win over Walnut Ridge in the opener before capping off the day with a 111 victory over host Arkansas Baptist. Here’s recap of both games: Woodlawn 14, Walnut Ridge 0 Taylor Stitt threw a no-hitter as the Bears blanked the Walnut Ridge Bobcats in five innings Saturday morning. Stitt, in his first season as a starting pitcher for the varsity, was nearly flawless against the Bobcats, giving up just one walk and striking out five in picking up the complete-game victory. Woodlawn took control in the bottom of the second inning with a sixrun outburst. The Bears added three more in the third and five more in the fourth to invoke the 10-run mercy rule after the fifth inning. As a team, Woodlawn had 11 hits over just four innings. Trey Chapman, Colton Williams, Jacob Rich-

ardson, J.P. Aiken and Caleb Holleman all had two hits apiece while Jayden Fultz had one. Chapman, Williams, Richardson and Colby Ferguson had two RBIs apiece while Aiken and Fultz also drove in runs. Woodlawn 11, Ark. Baptist 1 The Bears grabbed an early lead and never looked back as they rolled past the Arkansas Baptist Eagles, 11-1, in the “Rumble at the Rock� championship game Saturday afternoon in Little Rock. Woodlawn scored three runs in the top of the first before Arkansas Baptist came back with its only run of the game in the bottom half of the inning, making it 3-1 at that point. But the Bears responded with four runs in the second and two more in both the fourth and fifth innings to invoke the 10-run mercy rule after five innings. Colton Williams led the Woodlawn batters going 3-for-4 with two RBIs and a homerun. J.P. Aiken, Taylor Stitt and Caleb Holleman all had two hits apiece while Jacob Richardson

added a hit as well. Aiken got the start and the complete-game victory for the Bears scattering four hits, giving up just one walk and striking out seven. **** Woodlawn 3, Magnet Cove 0 WOODLAWN - Four Woodlawn pitchers combined for a two-hit shutout last Friday as the Bears got past the Magnet Cove Panthers, 30, in a non-conference matchup at Woodlawn. Starting pitcher J.P. Aiken got the win after throwing two innings without giving up a hit or a walk. He had two strikeouts. Trey Chapman gave up three walks in his single inning on the mound, but still managed to survive the inning without allowing a run. Jacob Richardson pitched the fourth and fifth innings before giving way to Taylor Stitt for the final two frames Caleb Holleman led the Woodlawn batting order with two hits followed by Chapman, Aiken, Stitt, Colton

Williams and Stephen Allbright with one hit apiece. Stitt’s lone hit was a solo homerun while Aiken’s was a double. The Bears scored a run in the second, another in the third and one more in the fifth to account for their three runs. Woodlawn 13, Warren 0 WARREN - Woodlawn manufactured 13 runs off seven hits as the Bears hammered the Warren Lumberjacks, 13-0, in five innings last Thursday afternoon at Warren. J.P. Aiken and Jacob Richardson combined to throw a two-hitter. Aiken got the start and the win after going three innings and giving up two hits with no walks and three strikeouts. Richardson did not give up a hit, allowed just one walk and had three strikeouts in his two innings on the mound. Trey Chapman and Colby Ferguson had two hits apiece for the Bears. Taylor Stitt had a double while Richardson and Aiken each had a single.

HOPE - The Woodlawn Lady Bears pounded out 16 hits over five innings as they hammered the Dierks Lady Outlaws, 10-1, in the championship game for the Red Bracket Saturday night at the Debra McMaster Scholarship Tournament at Hope. Woodlawn had advanced to the title game with wins over Bismarck and Dierks. “We’re playing really well right now,� said Woodlawn Coach Chad Hutson. “We’re hitting the ball and we’ve got the pitching and defense to go with it.�

The Lady Bears’ offensive prowess was on full display Saturday night as every starter got at least one hit and seven finished with two hits or more. Woodlawn jumped out front with two runs in the top of the first before Dierks came back with what would end up being their lone run of the game in the bottom of the first. The Lady Bears would begin to pull away in the third, scoring five runs to extend their lead to 7-1 before adding two more in the fourth and another in the fifth for the final

margin. Lily Henderson got the pitching victory for the Lady Bears after scattering six hits with six strikeouts and two walks. Laynie Nelson led Woodlawn’s red-hot batting by going 3-for-4 with one RBI. Megan Howard went 2for-4 and drove in four runs. Madisyn Stewart, Jordan Wylie, Drew Stitt, Addison Adair and Katie Donaldson also two hits apiece. Henderson also had a hit. Adair finished with two RBIs while Stitt, Donaldson and Amber Helms had one apiece. Woodlawn moved its record to 8-0 with the victory. Woodlawn 2, Murfreesboro 1 HOPE - A dropped foul ball by the Murfreesboro Lady Rattlers in the third inning turned out to the be deciding factor Saturday as the Woodlawn Lady Bears managed to escape with a 2-1 win in the Red Bracket semifinals at the Debra McMaster Scholarship Tournament at Hope. Murfreesboro had taken a 1-0 lead with a run in the bottom of the first, and seemed poised to perhaps hang on for the win before Lily Henderson singled to start the top of the third for Woodlawn. Madisyn Stewart, the next Lady Bear at the plate, hit a pop foul that looked to be a for-sure out but the catcher dropped it. That proved to be a fateful mistake because on the very next pitch Stewart blasted a triple that scored cour-

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Lady Bears Beat Dierks for Bracket Championship

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Lady Bears Knock Off Norphlet, 10-0

WOODLAWN - Woodlawn pitcher Lily Henderson did not give up a hit while the Lady Bears pounded out 10 of their own as they opened 7-2A East conference play last Thursday with a 10-0 victory over the Norphlet Lady Leopards in five innings at the Woodlawn Softball Field. Woodlawn took control early, scoring five runs in the first and four in the second to go up 9-0. The Lady Bears invoked the 10-run mercy rule when they scored their 10th run in the bottom of the fifth. Henderson, a sophomore, giving up just one walk in her no-hitter and striking out five. Laynie Nelson, Megan Howard and Drew Stitt all had two hits apiece while Madisyn Stewart, Jordan Wylie, Addison Adair and Summer Shelby also had hits. Adair’s hit was a triple while Nelson and Stitt both had doubles. Howard and Stitt, meanwhile, drove in two runs apiece while Stewart, Wylie, Nelson and Adair had one RBI apiece.

tesy runner Delaney Boyd. Jordan Wylie then used a fielder’s choice to drive in Stewart for what would end up being the winning run. The game was called after the fourth inning due the time limit. Woodlawn had just two hits against Murfreesboro: Stewart’s big triple in the third and a single by Lily Henderson. Henderson, meanwhile, had another strong outing for the Lady Bears, allowing just one hit and two walks in picking up the pitching victory. Woodlawn 10, Bismarck 0 HOPE - The Woodlawn Lady Bears scored all their runs in the final two frames as they rolled past the Bismarck Lady Lions, 10-0, last Friday in opening game of the Debra McMaster Scholarship Tournament at Hope. The game was scoreless until Woodlawn pushed five runs across in the fourth inning and then followed that with five more in the fifth. All the games in the tournament lasted just five innings. Addison Adair and Lily Henderson both had two hits apiece to the lead the Lady Bear batters. One of Adair’s hits was her first homerun. Woodlawn Coach Chad Hutson said it was the sixth out-of-the-park homerun hit by the Lady Bears through just eight games. Jordan Wylie, Laynie Nelson, Drew Stitt and Allie Richardson all had hits as well. Henderson pitched all five innings to get the win for Woodlawn. She allowed just four hits, had one walk, and struck out five.

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POYEN - The Poyen Indians scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh to hand the Rison Wildcats their first loss of the 2014 season, 10-9, last Friday afternoon at Poyen. Rison was clinging to a 9-8 lead as the two teams went into the bottom of the seventh when Clay Morris took the mound in relief of starting pitcher Tyler Parker. Poyen’s lead-off batter reached on an error and the next batter was hit by a pitch to put two on. Another error then loaded the bases. The Indians used a fielder’s choice to drive in one run to tie the game, 9-9, before Poyen would win it with a fielding error on the ensuing batter With one out and one base empty, Rison Coach Dustin McGee said the infield was brought in with the hope of perhaps getting a double-play to end the frame. It appeared the strategy was going to payoff as the Wildcats made a tapped home plate for what they thought was a force out and then fire down first base to try to get the runner. However, as McGee explained, there was an empty base behind the third-base runner so there was no force out at home plate. The runner was called safe and the game was over. It was just the final error in what McGee called their worst game of the season. “We just played horribly,� he said. “I guess we just had our minds on Spring Break.� Rison had played nearly flawless defense up through last Friday’s game, committing just three errors over in its 4-0 start. But all that came crashing down at Poyen. McGee said the Wildcats committed eight errors and issued nine walks against the Indians. Morris got tagged with the loss for Rison. He and Parker allowed just three hits, McGee said. Rison 15, McGehee 1 RISON - Jackson Lowery allowed just three hits as the Rison Wildcats hammered the Class 3A McGehee Owls, 15-1, in five winnings last Thursday at Wildcat Field. Rison Coach Dustin McGehee said nearly everyone on the team had at least one hit. Tyler Parker led the Wildcats hitters going 4-for-4 while Gage Roberts drove in three runs and Lowery had two. Lowery threw all five innings for the ‘Cats in moving his record to 3-0 on the season.

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• Cleveland County Herald, March 26, 2014 - page 10 •

Cleveland Co. Sheriff’s Dept. Report RISON - Sheriff Jack Rodgers reports the following calls were answered or dispatched by the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Department for the week ending March 22, 2014: Suspicious Vehicles 3 Animal Complaints 5 Reckless Driver 3 Domestic Battery 4 Cleveland County Theft of Property 2 Sheriff’s Dept. Burglary 1 Terroristic Threatening 1 Weekly Report Repossession of vehicle 2 Ambulance Dispatch 9 Alarms 5 Fires 2 Controlled burns 1 Submitted by Chief Deputy Gary Young

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: March 10 - 14, 2014 GRAVEL HAULED: Hoy Circle (38 loads), Brushy Creek Road (38 loads), Banks Road (32 loads), Towery Road (8 loads), County Stockpile (4 loads), Mayberry Road (5 loads), Rodgers Road East (1 load) SB2 HAULED: Grace Church Road (2 loads) HAULED THREE (3) LOADS OF CARDBOARD FOR RECYCLING TOTAL LOADS HAULED: 131 USED THE TRACKHOE FOUR (4) DAYS IN THE BLUE SPRINGS PIT CULVERTS INSTALLED: Hoy Circle (1), Mayberry Road (2) ROADS PATCHED WITH COLD MIX: Mt Elba Road East, Cash Road, Goggans Lane, Parker Loop, Friendship Cemetery Road, Rye Cut off Road, Phillips Road, Harmony Church Road, Moores Church Road ROADS GRADED: Hill Harper Road, Lawrence Cove, Rushing Parker Road, James Ball Road, Union Grove Church Road, Walter Blake Road, AF Young Road, New Hope Church Road, Phillips Road, Dewey Rawls Road, Rusty White Road, Rose Hill Road, Brushy Creek Road, Friendship Lane, Pump Station Road, Darby Crossing Road, Grace Church Road, Tolson Cemetery Road, Schwartzlose Road, Peters Road, Bill Peters Road, Annie Rodgers Road, Hastings Camp Road, Hampton Garner Road, Gum Grove Road, Casey Road, Jade Lane N., New Home Cemetery Road, Hudgen Creek Road, Harpers Cove, Owens Road, JO Farm Road, Shady Grove Road, Neely Loop, Woolley Road, Wright Road, West Road, Hoy Circle, Towery Road, Broughton Road, Dixie Lane, Warner Cemetery Road, Alley Road, Watkins Road, Banks Road, McClellan Lane, Dyer Road, Frye Lane March 17 - 21, 2014 GRAVEL HAULED: Neely Loop (25 loads), Oak Grove Road (13 loads), County Stockpile (15 loads), Bears Trail (6 loads), Hwy 63 Culverts (6 loads), Spruce Lane (4 loads), Hill harper Road (3 loads), Spring Road (3 loads), Crossroads Road (2 loads), Rowell Road East (2 loads), Rupe Road (1 load), Whippoorwill Lane (1 load) SB2 HAULED: Woodlawn Park (1 load) HAULED TWO (2) LOADS OF CARDBOARD FOR RECYCLING TOTAL LOADS HAULED: 85 USED THE TRACKHOE THREE (3) DAYS IN THE MT ELBA PIT USED THE ENTIRE ROAD CREW ONE (1) DAY CLEANING OUT CULVERTS SCATTERED AROUND THE COUNTY ROADS PATCHED WITH COLD MIX: Rodgers Road East, Unionville Road, Gavin Lane, Heritage Drive, Hill Harper Road, Mt Elba Road West, Griffith Springs Road, Goggans Road, Rye Cut Off Road, Smith Road, Marks Cemetery Road CULVERTS INSTALLED: Rowell Road East (1), Whippoorwill Lane (1), Hill Harper Road (1), Rupe Road (1), Hwy 63 (2) ROADS TRIMMED WITH THE SIDE ARM BUSHHOG: Bell Road, Judd Crain Road, Stocks Road, Phillips Road, Calvin Rawls Road ROADS GRADED: Liberty Hill Road, Herbert Puckett Road, Brown Road, Bart Roberts Road, Mt Elba Road, Reed Camp Road, Judd Crain Road, Cash Road, Leopard Road, South Concord Road, Word Road, Humble Hope Cemetery Road, New Cemetery Road, Taylor Road, Burnham Road, Merle Ranch Road, Lonesome Dove Road, Birch Lane, Pine Tree Road, Sipes Road, Oak Grove Road, Reed Lane, Rowell Road East, Buster Cole Road, Rowell Club Road, Brazil Road, Bunn McGriff Road, Lea Ridge Road, Pinchback Road, Crossroads Road, Sims Road, Kingsland City Streets, Thomas Mitchell Road, Davis Road, Golden Road, Camp Springs Road, Log Cabin Road, Lea Lane, Joe Huntley Road, Crouse Loop, Langford Loop, Crain Road, Russell Road, Marvin Lane, Morgan Road, Tower Road, Charles Camp Road, Station Road Hollis Special Loop, Gullett Lane, Harrellson Road, Grider Road, King Road, Bethel Cemetery Road, Banks Road, Old School Road, Willie Rainey Road, Marks Cemetery Road, Thompson Road, Thompson Cut Off Road, County Line Road, Harrellson Road, Cowford Road, Prairie Road, Mitchell Trail, Old Prairie Road, Scott Road, Towery Road, Mt Elba Road, Mt Elba Cut off Road, Hall Creek Road

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GOP Races Are Up (continued from page 1) the Republican primary for the first time. Cleveland County Republican Party chairman Jimmy Cummings said that is a trend he’s hearing about not only in Cleveland County, but across southern and eastern Arkansas, areas of the state that have traditionally been heavy on Democratic primary races. Cummings said he believes there will be a better-than-expected turnout for this year’s primary election in Cleveland County since that will be the same date that the county is holding a special election for a 2cent sales tax for solid waste. And when those voters go to the polls, Cummings said he believes more of them will choose to vote in the Republican primary simply because there are more contested races on that ticket. If that is the case, then the southern and eastern areas of Arkansas will have a greater influence on who gets the Republican nomination than


(continued from page 1) scandal that led to Lt. Gov. Mark Darr’s resignation. “I think there is a tendency to rush to immediately do something to somehow address, to get rid of that potential problem,” Griffin said. “I think if you look, not just at politics, in business and a lot of different areas, a lot of those rush, rash decisions turn out to be maybe not the best way (to address the issue).” He also advocated the fact that people understand that when they elect a lt. governor, they are essentially electing a person they fell has the qualifications to serve as governor. He cited an old editorial from the Arkansas Gazette to prove his point. “There are very good reasons why we want to have the person that might be governor elected statewide, and why we want people that vote for that person to ask themselves, ‘Is this someone who has the temperament and the experience to be governor if - if - called upon’,” Griffin said. “I think that’s the purpose for the office and I think that is still a valid one.” With that said, Griffin was also quick to point out that just because he supports the office doesn’t mean he wants to grow the office, noting that “I’ve said I think we can do more with less in that office.” If elected, Griffin said he would use the office as a means of advocating policies that will increase the number of jobs in Arkansas. While that is a popular objective of any politician, Griffin said he has a specific plan to achieve that goal: reform of the tax code. “I want to make Arkansas economically competitive and grow jobs,” he said. “And there are a number of things that come under that - tort reform, regulatory reform, tax reform.” To prove his point, Griffin uses Texarkana, Ark., as a prime example. Situated on the state line with Texas, the Arkansas legislature has allowed Texarkana, Ark., to have basically the same tax code as their Texas counterpart in order to make the Arkansas side competitive. “It seems to me that it is not debatable, and pretty much universally accepted, that Texarkana needs the exemption it gets to compete (with Texas),” Griffin said. “So if we all agreed that is the foundation for having that exemption, and that’s why the legislature worked to do that, then we have all just conceded that the tax rates relate to the ability to compete,” he said. “No question. That’s the whole point of having it.” However, he followed that with another question: what about the town that is a mile outside that tax exemption boundary? “I would make the case that the entire state has to compete with the entire state of Texas,” Griffin said. “The way the tax law is constructed is directly related to whether you compete better or worse,” He then asked about giving the same exemptions to other border communities like West Memphis to Memphis, Tenn., and Fort Smith to Oklahoma? “And then that leads to the next question, do we want a tax system whereby we have to give some of our cities exemptions so they can compete?,” Griffin said. Griffin said, that if elected, that would be policy he would advocate as lt. governor.

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ever before. Cummings said that dynamic is not lost on the statewide candidates. Where in the past, Republican primary candidates could focus most of their campaign efforts in traditional Republican strongholds, now they are having to have a greater presence statewide since there are now thousands of potential votes in areas of the state where Republican turnout for primary elections has been very low in the past. To make his case, Cummings pointed out that statewide, there were 132 Republican candidates who filed for state representative or a higher office compared to just 88 Democrats overall for those same offices. Cummings said one other reason he believes there will be more voters participating in the Republican primary than ever before is because of the personal testimonies he has heard from local voters. He said he has heard from several older voters who have traditionally voted in the Democratic primary telling him that they plan to vote in the Republican primary this year.

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