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This Week In Cleveland County Thursday, November 14 Cleveland County Historical Society Meeting 7 p.m. Sturgis Library in Rison Woodlawn Basketball Jr. Girls, Sr. Girls, Sr. Boys at Stuttgart 5 p.m. at Stuttgart Friday, November 15 Class 2A Football Playoffs Opening Round Rison Wildcats at Mountainburg Dragons 7:30 p.m. at Mountainburg Saturday, November 16 Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church Food Pantry 9 to 10:30 a.m. Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church Hwy. 35 South, Rison Huey Lodge Chili & Soup Supper 4 p.m. Huey Lodge No 7 at New Edinburg Country Dance 7 p.m. Hall-Morgan Veterans Building in Rison Monday, November 18 Rison Middle School and Rison High School EAST Labs Host ‘EAST Night Out’ 6 to 7:30 p.m. Rison High School EAST Lab Woodlawn School Board Regular Monthly Meeting 7 p.m. Administration Building Kingsland City Council Regular Monthly Meeting 7 p.m. Kingsland City Hall Tuesday, November 19 Woodlawn Basketball 7th Girls, Jr. Girls, Jr. Boys vs. Warren 5:30 p.m. Woodlawn Gym

News Briefs Rison Wildcats Begin State Playoffs Friday

RISON - The Rison Wildcats will enter the 2013 Class 2A State Football Playoffs this Friday night as the no. 3 seed from the 8-2A conference. The ‘Cats will take on the Mountainburg Dragons, the no. 3 seed from the 4-2A conference, at 7:30 p.m. this Friday, Nov. 15, at Mountainburg. A complete playoff bracket can be found on page 8 of this issue.

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Propane Leak Suspected To Cause Explosion Heard As Far As 10 Miles Away

PANSY - Investigators are calling it a miracle that a couple from the Sulphur Springs community in Jefferson County managed to survive after the camper they were in near Pansy exploded from a propane leak Friday night. Chief Deputy Gary Spears of the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Department said that by the time they arrived at the scene, the two victims, James “J.D.” Moss and Shirley Moss, had already been transported by private vehicle by their son-inlaw, Ernest Stacy, to Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. Mr. Moss was later transferred to the burn unit at Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock. Mr. Moss was listed in critical condition after suffering third-degree burns on his arms and legs. Mrs. Moss was hospitalized at JRMC with what family described as nonlife threatening injuries. The Mosses are the parents of Bro. Jim Moss, a well-known evangelist who has conducted several revival services throughout the region including Cleveland County. Bro. Moss said in a text message to The Herald Wednesday morning that his father was still in “very critical” condition. Young said the sheriff’s department received a phone call about an explosion near Pansy at about 8 p.m. Friday night, Nov. 8. The explosion occurred on Neely Loop, almost a

Home Destroyed By Fire Thursday

RISON - A fire destroyed the home of John and Judy Lunsford at 3240 Rodgers Road West near the Pleasant Ridge community late last Thursday evening, according to Owen Rushing, chief of the Woodlawn Volunteer Fire Department. Rushing said no one was home at the time of the fire and that a cause has not been determined yet. Rushing said the Lunsfords’ son, who lived across the road from them, noticed smoke coming from the house, and when he opened the door to investigate, the oxygen allowed the fire inside to quickly spread throughout the house. The house was totally engulfed in flames by the time firefighters arrived at the scene, Rushing said. It was considered a total loss.

mile off Hwy. 35 South at Pansy. The explosion of the camper was so loud that it could be heard for several miles around. Chris Rawls, who lives at the Rose Hill community between Rison and Calmer, called The Herald to report the explosion after hearing it inside his house Friday night. Rawls’ home is nearly 10 miles away. Ralph Watkins, a witness to the explosion, told Fox 16 News of Little Rock that is sounded like a “sonic boom” when it exploded “That was the loudest thing I’ve heard,” Watkins, a Vietnam veteran, told Fox 16. “That was terrible.” After speaking with family and friends, Young said they learned that Mr. Moss had apparently repaired a propane leak in the trialer earlier that day. However, as he prepared to shut off the water heater inside the trailer that night, Young said the trailer exploded with the couple inside. He said there were reports that Mrs. Moss was thrown from the trailer by the blast. Young said both the Pansy and Woodlawn Fire Departments responded to the blaze. Much of the debris was still as the (see EXPLOSION page 10)

TOTAL DESTRUCTION - People who have seen what is left of the camping trailer belonging to James “J.D.” and Shirley Moss find it a miracle that anyone could survive the explosion that destroyed the trailer last Friday night near Pansy. Chief Deputy Gary Young of the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Department said both were inside the camper when it exploded at about 8 p.m. Friday night. Young said witnesses told them that Mr. Moss had tried to repair a gas leak earlier that day. The blast from the explosion rattled windows for miles around and could be heard as far as 10 miles away.

CCSB Approves Facilities Master Plan RISON - A proposed physical education building at the Rison campus and replacing portable buildings within the district remain on the Cleveland County School District’s latest School Facilities Master Plan. The Cleveland County School Board approved a resolution supporting the facilities master plan during its regular monthly meeting Monday night in the administration building. The board also approved Superintendent Johnnie Johnson’s recommendation that Kingsland Elementary counselor Angela Crouse replaced Marlin Raines as the Rison High School counselor. Raines will be resigning at the end of this current semester in December. Five of the seven school board members were present for the meeting. Rickey Spencer and Willie Raney were the two board members unable to make the meeting. State law requires public school districts in Arkansas to submit a Facilities Master Plan every two years. The plan essentially outlines what construction or improvement projects the district may pursue over the

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HERMITAGE - Woodlawn junior wingback Jeffery Jones tied an alltime state record for touchdowns and had the second-highest single-game rushing total in state history in the Bears’ 72-52 victory over the Hermitage Hermits in the season finale last Thursday night at Hermit Field. Several other records were broken during the game as well. See related stories on page 9.

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SALUTING OUR VETS - Rison Elementary teacher Tracy Stuckey (right) adjusts the hat on “Uncle Sam” (student Owen Morrison) before the the Rison Gifted and Talented students honored local veterans with their Annual Veteran’s Program. G/T Coordinator Cheryl Young said this year’s program was extended with a patriotic parade enjoyed by the veterans, their families, students and faculty.

next six years. Superintendent Johnnie Johnson reminded the school board that the district is not obligated to carry out any of the projects on the list. The PE building and replacing the portable buildings at the Rison campus were both on the previous master plan submitted two year sago but the district never took action on either project. Both remain on this latest master plan as well. In a report that Johnson handed out during a public meeting on the facilities master plan that was held immediately before the school board meeting, it was noted that the portable buildings would be replaced “with permanent facilities when financially feasible.” Portable buildings are currently being used for three school-related programs at the

Rison campus: choir, in-school suspension and alternative learning . Two projects that were on the last master plan but not included on this latest plan was installing new heating/air conditioning systems into the Kingsland and Rison gyms. While Johnson admitted that it would be nice to have an air conditioned building for big ceremonies like graduation, he said his experience has been that such projects don’t work so well with older buildings. Johnson also mentioned that the project to replace all the shingled roofs at the Kingsland campus that was included in the last master plan is currently underway. Kingsland Elementary Principal Danny Durey reported he expects the improvements to be completed soon. That project was funded through

the state’s partnership program. Under that program, the state pays a portion of the cost based on the district’s economic factors. Johnson told the board Monday night that partnership money will become much harder to get in the future as the state begins tightening the reigns on partnership funding. “There’s not a whole lot of money out there right now,” he said. Also included in the information packet was a “Projected Replacement Schedule for Major Building Systems.” The schedule basically shows the life expectancy of various parts of school infrastructure: HVAC, roofing, plumbing, electrical and structural. The most immediate need for the Cleveland County School District, (see CROUSE page 10)

RISON - Kingsland native Derrick Sims announced last week that the movie he filmed in Cleveland County, “Come Morning,” will make its Arkansas premiere next Wednesday, Nov. 20, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Malco Theater in Monticello. In addition, Sims announced that he will be having a “Meet and Greet” and DVD/BluRay signing at the Cleveland County Library in Rison at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22. Sims said he and his wife, Alaina, a New Edinburg native, will be at the library selling copies of the film and meet with people in the area who are interested in the film. While Sims said he will have copies of both the DVD ($20) and the BluRay ($25) at the library, both will be available online by visiting www. Sims said next Wednesday’s showing will be the only time the movie will be shown at Monticello. A second Arkansas showing will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at the Malco Towne Cinema in Rogers. He said there is a possibility that additional screenings in Little Rock and other places could be added. There are 250 seats available for the Monticello screening. Sims said anyone wanting to catch the movie at Monticello can search for “Come Morning” at BrownPaperTickets. com or purchase will-call tickets at McClellan’s Country Store in New Edinburg. Tickets will also be available at the door. “Come Morning” was written and directed by Sims. He shot the movie at locations around Kingsland and New Edinburg over about a two-

week period in October 2012. The storyline of the movie is based on what happens to a grandfather and his grandson after they are involved in a tragic hunting accident. Here’s a synopsis of the movie from Sims’ website: “In November 1973, Frank (Michael Ray Davis) and his grandson (Thor Wahlestedt) go on an afternoon hunt. Just before dusk, the two hunters wander into the darkening woods to track down their recent kill and, to their horror, find that instead of a deer, they’ve shot their trespassing neighbor, Marion Mitchell (Thomas Moore).

“With a history of land disputes with the Mitchells fresh on Frank’s mind, he assures the boy that the only option is to hide the body deep in the woods. As the night draws on, they find themselves only deeper in darkness, and the lines between good and evil are no longer clear. Soon they begin to question if everything will really be okay, come morning.” “Come Morning” was an official selection at the Austin (Texas) Film Festival and premiered there on Oct. 21, 2012. In February 2013, the film received the Jury Award for Best Cinematography at the Oxford (see COME MORNING page 10)

Arkansas Premiere of Local Movie Is Nov. 20 at Monticello

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

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

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Senior Citizens Center Commodities To Be Handed Out Next Week Across County

RISON - The Cleveland County Senior Citizens Center is open weekdays with lunches served each day. Bingo games with prizes are held from 10 to 11 a.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The center will be closed Nov. 2829 for Thanksgiving For more information about the Senior Citizens Center and its programs, call center director Mary Van Ness at (870) 325-6259. Guest Speakers The center hosts different guests speakers each month beginning at 10:30 a.m. each date. Guest speakers include: Nov. 14 Devotional by Bro. Lanis Lindsey Nov. 21 Devotional by Bro. Swigyer Dec. 5 Devotional by Bro. Dennis Blackerby Dec. 12 Devotional by Rev. Richard Rogers Dec. 17 The Gospel Cousins musical group will be performing Dec. 19 Devotional by Bro. Bob Raines Dec. 24 Singer Amanda Edmond-

son will perform Lunch Menu (Served 11:30 a.m.) Thursday, Nov. 14 - Chicken and dressing, chicken gravy, green peas, parslied carrots, dinner roll, oatmeal cookie, milk. Friday, Nov. 15 - Frito pie, Spanish rice, country tomatoes, corn chips, pineapple tidbits, milk. Monday, Nov. 18 - Grilled pork patty, mushroom gravy, parslied rice, green beans, white bread, chocolate chip cookie, milk. Tuesday, Nov. 19 - Sloppy Joe, oven roasted potatoes, coleslaw, hamburger bun, peach cobbler, milk. Wednesday, Nov. 20 - Chicken dumplings, lima beans, Creole squash, white bread, Arkansas mud pudding, milk. Thursday, Nov. 21 - Meatballs with gravy, garlic whipped potatoes, mixed greens, cornbread, season fruit, milk. Friday, Nov. 22 - Sliced turkey breast with gravy, twice baked potatoes, California vegetables, dinner roll, orange gelatin, milk.

School Lunches RISON-KINGSLAND MONDAY-BREAKFAST: Cereal, cheese stick, fruit, juice, milk. LUNCH: Chicken strips, BBQ sauce, macaroni & cheese, green peas, fruit, tossed salad, ranch, wheat roll, milk. T U E S D AY - B R E A K FA S T : Chicken & biscuit, fruit, juice, milk. LUNCH: Toasted ham & cheese on wheat bread, french fries, ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, carrot sticks, ranch, fruit, milk. WEDNESDAY-BREAKFAST: Breakfast pizza, fruit, juice, milk. LUNCH Taco casserole, pinto beans, dessert, salsa, fruit, milk. T H U R S D AY - B R E A K FA S T: Sausage and biscuit, fruit, juice, milk. LUNCH: Chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes, gravy, steamed broccoli, fruit, milk. FRIDAY-BREAKFAST: Cereal, yogurt, fruit, juice, milk LUNCH: Chicken spaghetti, seasoned green beans, fruit, wheat roll, milk. MON.WED.FRI. Grades 6-12 choice of regular tray or salad tray. TUES. THURS. Grades 6-12 choice of regular tray or baked potato tray. WOODLAWN MONDAY-BREAKFAST: Pancakes with sausage, cereal with fruit, milk, juice. LINE ONE: Corn dogs,

baked beans, corn on the cob, fruit cocktail, milk. LINE TWO: Pizza, salad, peaches, chocolate chip cookie, milk. TUESDAY-BREAKFAST: Chicken and biscuit, cereal with fruit, milk, juice. LINE ONE: Breaded beef strips, cram potatoes, peas & carrots, apple wedges, caramel dip, milk. LINE TWO: Crispitos, broccoli, ranch, salsa, graham crackers, orange smiles, milk. WEDNESDAY-BREAKFAST: Biscuit and gravy, cereal with fruit, milk, juice. LINE ONE: Taco soup, crackers, vegetable sticks, cheese toast, grapes, milk. LINE TWO: Chicken fries, cream potatoes, green beans, rolls, pears, milk. THURSDAY-BREAKFAST: Sausage and biscuit, cereal with fruit, milk, juice. LINE ONE: Hamburger, fries, ketchup, sandwich trimmings, pineapple chunks, chocolate chip cookie, milk. LINE TWO: Corn dogs, baked beans, coleslaw, carrot sticks, ranch dip, applesauce, milk. FRIDAY-BREAKFAST: Breakfast pizza, cereal with fruit, milk, juice. LINE ONE: Turkey and dressing, giblet gravy, green beans, candied yams, pineapple pleasure, milk. LINE TWO: Chicken burgers, fries, ketchup, sandwich trimmings, grapes, milk.

News Briefs ‘East Night Out’ Will Door Hangers Topic Be Held This Monday For Workshop Tues. RISON - The “Y’ Extension at Rison High School Homemakers Club is hosting a door RISON - The EAST students at Rison Middle School and Rison High School will be holding their annual “EAST Night Out� from 6 to 7:30 p.m. this Monday, Nov. 18, in the Rison High School EAST classroom. This is a come-and-go event. Students will present projects that they have completed this semester and speak about projects that they are currently working on. This is an excellent opportunity to see what EAST is all about and how these students can help assist local businesses and organizations. We would love to see you there! For more information contact kim. or call (870) 325-6241.

hanger workshop to be presented by Crystal Johnson. The workshop will be held at noon Tuesday, Nov. 19, at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds meeting room in Rison. The workshop will be held immediately after the Fall Council meeting. Ms. Johnson will help you make an initial or cross door hanger for your home or to be used as a gift. All materials will be provided. Cost of the initial door hanger is $15 and $22 for the cross door hanger. She will also have Christmas wreaths, Razorback items and other decorations that may be purchased. If you plan to attend please call Karen Bell Fox at 325-7238 or Patsy Powers at 325-6783 with your choice of door hanger on or before Saturday, Nov. 16.

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Pine Bluff – Pine Bluff/Jefferson County EOC will distribute commodities at four locations across Cleveland County on Tuesday, Nov. 19, thropugh Thursday, Nov. 21, the agency has announced. The schedule is as follows: • Tuesday, Nov. 19, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Center Baptist Church, Hwy. 63 at Rowell. • Wednesday, Nov. 20, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Rison Office, 203 Main Street in downtown Rison. • Thursday, Nov. 21, from 10 a.m,. to noon at the New Edinburg Community Center off Hwy. 8 and from 1 to 3 p.m. at Kingsland Fire Station. Applicants for food commodities assistance must meet income eligibility. Income eligibility may be determined by meeting one of the following criteria: the household participation in the food stamp program, household meeting financial eligibility criteria requirements which compares the household size and income to the state income guidelines of 130 percent poverty level, or a foster child, or children being automatically eligible. For a household of one, monthly countable income limit is $1,245. For each additional person in the household, add $436. Countable income includes check stubs, child

support, unemployment, housing utility assistance, SSI, SSA, TEA, VAS and retirement benefits. To apply for assistance, the household should bring picture id of person requesting food and have a working knowledge of household income. Additional information may be required during the interview process. Failure to provide verification requested may result in delay or denial of assistance. For questions, call PBJCEOC’s toll free number at 1-800-277-1313 or visit their website at “With commodities, there’s help so low-income families struggling to make ends meet do not have to go without nutrition, which can be a huge health and safety concern� said Knight. 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 Services, Weatherization and Energy Assistance.

New Edinburg By James Boney Romans 6:23 “ For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.� Birthdays this week include: Nov. 11 - Joyce Briant, Nov. 12 - Peg Cole, Harvey Splawn, Janice Rainey, Nov. 14 - LaTonya Jackson, Nov. 15 - Jim Snyder, Nov. 16 - Gloria Llanes, Kim Briant and Frank Martin, Nov. 17 Toby Johnson. Happy anniversary to Christopher and LaTonya Jackson last Nov. 4, Will and Rachel Reaves on Nov. 7, and Ted and Catherine Langford on Nov. 12. The Christmas open house tour has two homes signed up so far, but needs more. Contact Melody Spears if you’re interested. The proceeds of the tour go

to replace bulbs in the Christmas lights which will be up before you know it. If you want to make a straight donation, send your donations to NECC at PO Box 23, New Edinburg, Ar. 71660 and please designate it for Christmas lights. Huey Lodge #78 will have its annual Chili Supper Saturday November 16 from 4pm until the last person is served. The price is $7 per person and includes chili or soup and a dessert and drink. If you have items of interest for this column, feel free to get them to me before Monday. This column will appear on the internet at Go Eagles.

Southern Hills SIPES COTTAGE I Louise Riggins visited by Mack and Alice Riggins. Laverne Hill visited by Connie Weaver, Cannon and Trip Patrick, Denny and Ronda Reed from Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. WILSON COTTAGE II Rita Reep, Gladys Spakes, Bertie Rowland, Lucille Hendrix and Ruby Rodgers visited by Doris Austin. Rison United Methodist Church , Phyllis Reed visited everyone Tuesday. Gladys Spakes and Rita Reep visited by Jerry Spakes. Libbie Culpepper visited by Kay Herrin and Robert Hestin. Bertie Rowland visited by Judy Clayton and Ace, Pamela Miller, Gary Graham, Jacob Clayton. Shirley Jackson visited by Ruby Adair. Frances Lee visited by Vickie Broach, Peggy Blackledge, Shirley Mullin, Connie Womack, Sandy Hodges, Leslie Palm, Morgan Womack. Gladys Laughrey visited by Stephanie Speed. Rita Reep, Gladys Spakes, Lucille Henricks, Bertie Rowland and Ruby Rodgers visited by Chuck Valentine. McKINNEY COTTAGE III Dorothy Blundell and Carolyn Outlaw visited by Doris Austin. Lorene Morrison visited by Jerry STOP HOME INVASIONS!!!

Spakes. Elvalee Sipes visited by Diane Bradshaw, Peggy Jones, Kay Moore and James Whitten. SADLER COTTAGE IV Hankey Gwin visited by Loree Webb, Jeanette Cockrell, Artie Gwin, Tyler Gwin and Scot Gwin. Willie Rainey visited by Nicole McGhee. Clyde Luster and William Proctor visited by Jr. Bridges. CURRY COTTAGE V Visiting everyone on Tuesday were Glenna Knowles, Ruth Tillman, Helen Oliger, Jane Jacobs, Belva White, Barbara Jacks, Floyd Brown, Bill Glover, Syble Kitchens, Claudine Green, Clara Woolley, Darran Kea, Doris Austin, Rupert and Ruby Glover. Gertrude Koon and all residents visited by Mary Ann Powell. Dollar Bingo Winners were Gertrude Koon, Otis Richardson and Fred Sutherland. Billie Bulloch and John Issac Hartley visited by Jamie Hall. PUTERBAUGH COTTAGE VI Patsy Wilson visited by Allen Wilson, Ruth Phillips and Barbara Ashcraft. Floyd Williams visited by Ricky Williams. Catherine DeuPree visited by Vickie Red.

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News Briefs Next Country Dance To Be Held This Sat. Christina Rundell

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Three Local Students Receive Single Parent Scholarships RISON - The Cleveland County Single Parent Scholarship Fund has awarded three $1,000 scholarships to local students for the Fall 2013 semester, the fund has announced. The recepients were Christina Rundell, Morrisanne McCloud and Andrea Smith, all of the Rison area. Rundell is studying biology at the University of Arkansas at Monticello. McCloud is majoring in family and consumer sciences at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, and Smith is studying biological and biomedical sciences at UAPB. The scholarship grants can be used for any expense that helps the student attend classes, including for such things as child care and transportation. The Cleveland County Single parent Scholarship Fund is currently accepting applications through Dec. 15 for the Spring 2014 semester. Eligiblity requirements are: • Cleveland County resident • Low income person at or near the poverty level

• Single head of household (single, legally separated, divorced, widowed) with sole custody of one or more children under the age of 18 • High school or GED graduate, • Pursuing a career-oriented course of study (full- or part-time) to ensure a better standard of living for his/her family. Applicants must not have a baccalaureate degree with the exception of those pursuing a Master of Arts in Teaching. • Accepted for admission at an accredited educational institution, • Recipient of a Pell Grant or in the process of applying for a Pell Grant. For more information, visit http:// html Local contacts include Diane Clement, CCSPSF resident (email: or Pamela Draper, vice-president, (email: or call (870) 325-6324. The mailing address is Cleveland County Single Parent Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 60, Rison, AR 7166

Kingsland Honor Roll KINGSLAND - Kingsland Elementary has announced its First Nine Weeks Honor Roll. Ms. Tina Varnell’s Kindergarten All S’s - Gage Huff, Alexis Varnell, JailynWright, Galvin Wilson, Addy Mitchell, Andrea McDaniel, Hailee Hauk, Geralyn Jackson, Kalyn Butler, Bryar Barnett, Leaunna Johnson. Perfect Attendance - Bryar Barnett, Andrea McDaniel, Galvin Wilson, Jailyn Wright. Ms. Barbara Williams’ 1st Grade All A’s - Ryan Taylor, Ayden Laws. A’s & B’s - Brandon Brewer, Bianca Ercanbrack, Conner Talley, Mackinze Smothers. Perfect Attendance - Conner Talley. 10 Point AR - Ryan Taylor, Bianca Ercanbrack. Ms. Mary Lisenbey’s 1st Grade All A’s - Landon Ashcraft, Devin McFadden, Anthony Scuderi. A’s & B’s - Aidan Alonso, Cody Hull, Braden Matthews, Madison McMillan. Perfect Attendance - Landon Ashcraft. Ms. Tasha Wilson’s 2nd Grade All A’s - Amya Broughton, Barion Rogers. A’s & B’s - Carlie Crain, Ruby Grist, Kaydan Hairston, Shaylee Jenkins, Destiny Lea, Jake Puterbaugh, Emma Raybon, Jeanne Roth. 25 Point AR - Jeanne Roth, Kaydan Hairston, Amya Broughton, Jake Puterbaugh. Ms. Kim Hauk’s 3rd Grade All A’s - Adam Bennett, J-Kwon

Bowie, Kodie Martin, Adrian Standridge. A’s & B’s - Dalton Arnold, Natasha Beverage, Kade Butler, Justin Cornett, Magdalene Hollingsworth, Adaira McDaniel, Braden Mitchell, Cade Mitchell, Cody Mitchell, Emma Mitchell. Perfect Attendance - Dalton Arnold, Adaira McDaniel. Ms. Kris Hendryx’s 4th Grade All A’s - Alyssa Gee, Kimberly O’Baniion, Ashton Ottley. A’s & B’s - Daniel House, Haley Johnson, Dixie Martindale, Brooklyn Nichols-Schneider. Perfect Attendance - Issaih Bowie, Deon Lawson, Keshawn Lea, Nick Mathis, Peyton Mathis, Brooklyn Nichols-Schneider. Ms. Liz DeArmond’s 5th Grade All A’s - Hayleigh Evans, Jordan Fisher, Brittany Hull, Jeremy Tribble, Jacob Selman, Traver Butler. A’s & B’s - Kaitlyn Burns, Hannah Grice, Leah Gullett, Nathan Hart, Ian Hendryx, Jared Raney. Perfect Attendance - Jordan Fisher, Hannah Grice. 25 Point AR - Ian Hendryx, LukeHendryx. 50 Point AR - Ian Hendryx. Ms. Debra Myers’ 6th Grade All A’s - Olivia Blair, Shawn Waltman. A’s & B’s - Chloe Crain, KiaraGolden, Jake Kirkland, Christian Laws, Alyssa Overton. Perfect Attendance - Cheyenne Carter, Tiana Curtis, Tia Jackson, Christian Laws, Alyssa Overton, Shannon Wilkerson.

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RISON - The Gene Rainey Band will be performing at the Country Dance to be held at 7 p.m. this Saturday night, Nov. 16, at the Hall-Morgan Veterans Bulding in Rison. Country Dances are held every first, third and fifth Saturdays beginning at 7p.m. in the Hall-Morgan Veterans Building at Rison. Admission if $5.

Local NWTF Chapter Offering Scholarship

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

Local Civil War Items West Saline Center Sought for New Book To Host Fundraiser Cleveland County Historical Society is completing a book concerning the Civil War in the area that eventually became Cleveland County, Ark., announced Louise Mitchell of the Society. She said the book should be in print around this time in 2014. The sections include soldiers who enlisted from the Cleveland County area (Union or Confederate); former soldiers who settled in the county between the end of the war in 1865 and 1900; letters to or from soldiers or soldiers’ diaries; stories of county events during the war; and battles or skirmishes in the county during the war. Information concerning the men serving with/without their photos; copies of soldiers’ letters or diaries; and family stories or information from the war years (1861-1865) will be appreciated. Please send such submissions to Louise Mitchell, at or 3530 Hwy. 189 South, Kingsland, AR 71642, (870) 348-5544; or Rufus Buie at or P.O. Box 226, Rison, AR 71665 or leave at the Cleveland County Sturgis Library. Information to be included in the book must be received by Dec. 1, 2013.

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

County Holiday Fair Set For Dec. 14

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

Spay/Neuter Clinic for Cats is Nov. 19-21

MONTICELLO - The Humane Society of Southeast Arkansas, in cooperation with 4 West Veterinary Clinic in Monticello and Dr. Douglas Mullis, DVM will sponsor a spay/neuter clinic for felines/cats Nov. 19-21. The cost is $30 for male or female. Rabies shots are $8. A current rabies is required by state law before surgery. The 4 West Veterinary Clinic is located at 120 Greenfield Drive in Monticello. To make an appointment call 870-367-2469.

Willie Mae Hebert To Celebrate 90th Birthday Nov. 23

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

Large Item Trash Pick-Up Availalble To County Residents

RISON - Residents living the county can have large items picked up for disposal the third Friday of each month by calling Get Rid of It toll free at 1800-996-0012 to schedule a pick up. Large items include beds, furntiure, dishwashers, dryers, washing machines and other large items that are not electronic or contain freone. Cleveland County Judge Gary Spears noted that old electronic equipment (televisions, computers, etc.) and old refrigerators/freezers can be dropped off at the transfer station located on Hwy. 79 at Rison.

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ASP Driving Tests Now Being Conducted At Vets Building in Rison

RISON - The Arkansas State Police will now be conducting driving tests at the Hall-Morgan Veterans Building next to the courthouse in Rison, Cleveland County Judge Gary Spears has announced. The tests have previously been conducted at the county road department facility. Spears said the testing will be available beginning at 8 a.m. on the first, third and fifth Monday of each month, barring holidays. He said the written portion is usually conducted in the morning and the driving portion in the afternoon.

THREE KILLS - Walt Freeman of Rison, recently killed these 3 deer, a doe with a compound bow on Sept. 28th, a 6pt with a muzzleloader on Oct. 19th and a doe with a modern gun on Nov. 8. Walt is an 8th grader at Rison Jr High School and the son of Murry & Charlene Freeman.

Huey Lodge To Hold Chili & Soup Supper

NEW EDINBURG - The Annual Chili and Soup Supper hosted by Huey Lodge No. 7 will be Saturday, Nov. 16, beginning at 4 p.m. at the Lodge located on Hwy. 8 at New Edinburg. Serving will continue until the last person is served! The price is $7 and includes chili or soup, drink and dessert.

Rison Beta Club Selling Butter Braids Through Nov. 20 For Conv. Funds

RISON - The Rison High School Beta Club is asking the community to support their annual fundraiser that runs through Nov. 20. The organization is selling Butter Braids. The Butter Braid is a homemade braided pastry of 1 lb. 6 oz that will serve up to 10 people.The pastry is frozen, and can be thawed overnight and baked for those special mornings such as birthdays, Christmas, and Easter. The pastries come in 5 delicious flavors: apple, strawberry cream cheese, cinnamon, cream cheese, and Baverian Crème/Chocolate. More details on the Butter Braid can be found at Each pastry cost $12.50. Each RHS Beta member must sell 26 Butterbraids to raise the funds needed to attend the State Beta Convention in January. For information, call the school at 870-325-6241 and ask for Shari England, or Angie Hudson.

FIRST DEER - Maddox Johnston bagged this button buck during the youth hunt while hunting with dad at Pansy. Maddox is 8 years old and is a 2nd grader at Moody Elementary in White Hall. He is the son of Meredith Casada and Wade Johnston.

FIRST DEER - Coy Socia killed his first deer, an 8 point, on Nov. 3, while hunting with his Dad. Coy is the 7 year old son of Brandon and Sassy Socia and a first grader at Rison Elementary School.

FIRST DEER - Madelyn Terry killed her first deer on opening morning of modern gun season. She bagged this 8 point buck with a 223 youth rifle while hunting with her dad, Ryan Terry.

FIRST BUCK - Anna Claire Swinney killed her first buck, an eight point, while hunting with her dad on Nov. 11.

8 POINT - Tucker Rhodes, 13 years old, of Rison killed this 8 point Nov. 10.

FIRST DEER - Molly Freeman killed this 5 point while hunting with her Dad in Calhoun County during the youth hunt, Nov. 2. Molly is a 4th grade student at Rison Elementary and the daughter of Murry & Charlene Freeman of Rison.



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7 POINT - Hannah Rhodes, 12 years old, of Rison killed this 7 point Nov. 10.

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Friendship Club

The Friendship Extension Homemakers Club met Nov. 11 at the Rison United Methodist Fellowship Hall with five members present. Roll call was answered to question, What were you doing and where were you on Nov. 22, 1963? Arnette Guyer gave the program, “Are you getting a good night’s sleep?” Treasurer report given by Ozella Lee. Thought of the Month: “Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.” Joseph Addison. Eye Opener: A smelly mop or rags, soak them in a mixture of 4 tablespoons of baking soda and one gallon water. Helpful Hint: To clean tubs or showers, use cheap shampoo and a soft scrub brush. Trip to Mountain View AEHC Retreat was awesome, great classes, Garden Hypertufa pots, chicken scratch embroidery, broom tying, black smithing, stain glass, corn shuck dolls, print shop snowman, 3 Healthy meals, concerts, a good atmosphere and lovely fall colors. Members discussed up coming events: Christmas Parade, Christmas Bazaar, Christmas meeting Dec. 9 open pot luck. Fall Council Meeting Nov. 19 at 10am, Holiday Goods, Bradley County November 18 at 6:30. Next meeting Dec. 9 will be Christmas Pot Luck. October Meeting Friendship Extension Homemakers Club met Oct. 21 at the Rison United Methodist Fellowship Hall with four members present. Roll call was answered by naming an item in your home that you do not need and could sell for extra pocket money. The program ‘Living Resourcefully with Reduced Income’ was given by Arnette Guyer. Thought of the Month: “The secret to getting ahead is getting started.” Sally Berger Devotional: “In the midst of their great trouble they stayed full of joy and they gave generously to others” notice they sowed a seed in their time of need. Eye Opener: Avoid frosted car windows on a cold morning, rubbing them in the evening with a sponge dipped in a salt water solution, 2 tablespoons of salt to a cup of water. Helpful Hint: Put shower curtain rings on a wooden coat hanger to hold your scarves. Members discussed getting ready to attend AEHC Retreat in Mountain View Nov. 6-8; continue collecting can tabs. The next meeting will be November 11, 2013. 100% Pure, Raw All Natural

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Gavin Competes In AR State Fair Queen Pageant

LITTLE ROCK - Hannah Gavin, Miss Cleveland County, competed in the Arkansas State Fair Queen Southeast Regional Pageant Oct. 16 with contestants from 13 counties. She was selected as one of the 3 finalists in the Southeast Regional to go on to complete in the finals of the Arkansas State Fair Queen Pageant Saturday, Oct. 19.

Head Start Plans Book Drive Throughout Nov.

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

‘Pilots for Patients’ Opens New Facility To Transport Patients

Phillip Thomas, founder of Pilots for Patients, recently gathered together with a group of friends to dedicate their new facility at an aircraft hanger in Monroe, La. They came to celebrate a vision that started five years ago. This organization consists of pilots that give their resources and time to fly patients to regional medical facilities for treatments. These pilots cover all expenses and patients are never charged. Mary Ashcraft of Rison knows first hand what a blessing this organization has been to her and her family. Mary has flown numerous times to M.D. Anderson Hospital in Houston to receive treatments. One statement made was, what good is healthcare if you are unable to get the treatments. “This organization can get you to where you need to be,” Ashcraft said. “In a day and time where help for mankind is hard to see, this group makes you feel good again.” Anyone who has resources to donate or knows of a patient needing transportation services, please contact Pilots for Patients, 3121 Mercedes Drive, Monroe, La., or call (318) 322-5112. “They are truly angels on earth,” Ashcraft said.

Rowell By Mary Ann Parrish Fall is here and the color of the trees are beautiful. Cold weather suppose to be getting here Wednesday night and then it will be LongJohn season, and yes I remember Long-Johns. All churches are reported to have had great services this week. I am so thankful that we have so many churches close by to attend and so many God-fearing called men that stand for God in all ways. Our community is saddened by the death of Mr. Keith Hoskins. Prayers for the family. Prayers for J.D. and Shirley Moss who were injured when their camper blew up last Friday night. Shirley is in JRMC in Pine Bluff and JD is in the Burn Wing of Children’s in Little Rock. Both were very fortunate for their camper was totally destroyed in the blast caused by their butane tank. Center Missionary Baptist Church is still receiving signups for Center Court Basketball. This is a wonderful outreach program they have for kids of all ages. If your child would like to play some basketball you can contact Ray Gavin. Center MBC is also doing a successful mission outreach program called “Operation Christmas Child.” This is for children around the world and if you would like to participate, contact someone from the church and all boxes need to be brought to the church by Nov. 17. All churches in the community are starting to prepare for their Christmas programs. I love this time of the year and watching the children perform in a Christmas program is my favorite! Well deer season is finally here and I’m so thankful. My husband has been preparing for it a long time. I pray that all will be safe and get that big 30-point bBuck they have been aiming for. As for myself, I say “Run, Deer, Run!” They are too beautiful to kill. I love watching them all around my home eating acorns, persimmons and all else, even my flowers. As I think about deer season, I can remember how busy it was in during the season. My husband and son would get up early and off they would go to the woods. I would keep my fingers crossed that he would get one so he could have bragging rights when he went back to school. We went to the Black and White

game Friday night at Woodlawn and am so excited to see the game of round ball start. Veterans Day was this Monday and as I think of the veterans I know just from our family. My heart breaks for those who gave their lives that we might be free. And how they would probably say, “Why did we do it?” if they knew the kind of shape our nation has gotten in. People say we have to do something and I pray for our leaders that they would bring God into their decisions. Being human I want to say VOTE THEM ALL OUT! I really wish we could do it right now, just make a clean sweep and get rid of every Congressmen, every Senator, every Judge, Vice President and President, and put folks there who know the meaning of justice for ALL. No one being exempt because they are rich or have loads of kids or won’t work. I guess you can tell that I’m very disgusted with our leaders. OK, I’m getting off that band wagon. It will just get my blood pressure up. As we celebrate Veterans Day on Monday, I’m thinking of the veterans in my family. My Grandfather served in World War I, my dad 22 years of service in the Army, my uncles, my brother who served in VietNam and cousins who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan. My brother, Danny Jacks, was asked to speak to the Woodlawn 5th and 6th grade along with several other veterans. When it came Danny’s turn, and he has spoke at several functions, couldn’t find the words to say. He said as he sat there all he could think of was the friends he had in VietNam that didn’t make it and came back in a body bags. His friends who died over there were more than friends, they were “His Bothers.” His shirt he wore to the function said it all “All Gave Some, Some Gave All!” I raise my glass of Diet Mountain Dew in salute to all who came back and to the memory of those who didn’t. My Bible Verse comes from Ecclesiastes 3:8 “A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.” I hope you are able to go to a church of your choice this week with your family. God bless you all and God bless America and our veterans!

Bob Nesbitt By Bob Nesbitt Hello Cleveland County! If you read my column last week you know I said I was old fashioned and when you read this it will really confirm that. HA! If you are a country music fan, then if you are like me, the thing ABC put on last Wednesday as the CMA Awards was terrible. It sure wasn’t country. I would say it has become more rock & roll than country. I’m from the old school of country that states, if it doesn’t have a steel guitar and a fiddle, it ain’t country. Do you remember when you turned on a country music station and a George Jones’ song was playing? You didn’t have to hear the disc jockey say that was George Jones because you knew it right away. The same was for Conway Twitty, Marty Robbins, Tammy Wynette, Loretta Lynn, Ray Price, etc. Their voices were totally different and the music had lyrics you could understand because they told a great story. Now it is all about the up-tempo beat with loud ringing guitars and those singing at a screeching tone. They all pretty much sound the same as do the songs they sing. When did it become traditional to sing at the top of your lungs anyway? When Eddie Arnold sang a song or Willie Nelson played and sang you could sit back and enjoy a great melody with a story to relax by. Now all they want to play is that annoying loud ringing stuff. These old ears cannot handle it so I don’t listen to it. Thank goodness there are still places you can go to tune into some of my favorites like, Vince Gill, Lorrie Morgan, Tanya Tucker and even Whispering Bill Anderson. I didn’t watch the Awards show because it isn’t the same anymore. I used to record the show every year and I have some great ones from back in the nineties with Reba McIntyre, Ricky Van Shelton, The Judds, Dolly Parton, Randy Travis, Alabama, Merle Haggard and my all time favorites, the Statler Brothers, just to name a few. For those of you who do not agree that’s okay be-

cause this is America and we are free to enjoy what ever we want and can also voice that opinion. I want to change to something different now because I think it has some value in our language. The word gay is used often in songs and poetry and every day life and especially by the Hallmark card people, but I heard where members of the Gay Community (Homosexuals) want it removed from some of our Christmas carols because it offends them. Well I’m here to say that would be a crime for something like that to happen. It is my belief that they should change their reference to themselves from being gay to being “By Choice Group.” I don’t hear people going around telling everybody they are heterosexuals. When it comes down to it, who cares one way or another what you choose to do with your life other than being a good neighbor and citizen and loving your family totally. I like to share things with you that I consider funny and the following has to be one of the funniest. I Just Realized Something: My dog sleeps about 20 hours a day. He has his food prepared for him. His meals are provided at no cost to him. He visits the doctor once a year for his checkup and again during the year if any medical needs arise. For this he pays nothing and nothing is required of him. He lives in a nice neighborhood in a house that is much larger than he needs, but he is not required to do any upkeep. If he makes a mess, someone else cleans it up. He has his choice of luxurious places to sleep. He receives these accommodations absolutely free. He is living like a king and has absolutely no expenses whatsoever. All of his costs are picked up by others who earn a living. I was just thinking about all this, and suddenly it hit me like a ton of bricks, MY dog is a CONGRESSMAN! So until next time; Remember; “God speaks to you every day. It takes faith to hear Him!”

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Thrower, Dial To Exchange Vows at Trotter House Nov. 23 Holly Thrower and Corey Dial will exchange wedding vows at The Trotter House in Monticello on at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 23, 2013. Holly is the daughter of Shelly Futch and Sean Thrower of Randall, and the granddaughter of Kathy McDonough and Johnny McDonough of Woodlawn. She is a 2008 graduate of Woodlawn High School, attended Southeast Arkansas College and is currently working as a pharmacy technician.

Corey is the son of Cindi Newton and Randy Dial of Star City, and the grandson of Joyce Hilderbrand and Jimmy Tucker of Jackson, Mississippi. He is a 2008 graduate of Star City High School and earned a bachelor of exercise physiology and kinesiology from the University of Arkansas at Monticello. He is the owner of All Time Fitness located in Star City. All friends and family are welcome.

Woodlawn Elem. Honor Roll WOODLAWN - Woodlawn Elementary has announced its first nine weeks honor roll for the 2013-14 school year. Mrs. Donna’s Kindergarten All A’s - Baylee Aud, Jay Harris, Addison Holland, Jake Gossett, Hailey King, Aaron Moody, Kevin Pimental, Austen Ratliff, Kennedy Smith, Beau Watson, Michael Wright. Mrs. Jessica Hutson’s Kindergarten All A’s - Jake ALlred, Lorelai Bivens, Own Brown, Jake Davis, Jacob Johnston, Jack Lephiew, Ian Starke. Miss Lauren Partridge’s Kindergarten All A’s - Madison Austin, Jackson Goad, Ben Joslin, Laci Rauls. Mrs. Michelle McCoskey’s First Grade All A’s - Annie Davidson, Kathryn Dixon, Loralie Farmer, Braxton Harvey, Ethan Oliver, Julia Tanner, Garrett Weatherford, Briaja Williams. A & B - Kaycee Davis, Brooklen Forrest, Trystan Owen, Chloe Place, Belinda Simon, Emilynna Simon. Ms. Rose Gavin’s First Grade All A’s - Ethan Adair, Lilly Jo Bradley, Grace Holland, Lillie Faye McWhorter, Sarah Melhorn, Harley Runion, Ryan Rutledge, Ben Sowrheaver, Ethan Williams. A & B - Baleigh Durham, Natalie Garrett, Jessica Jones, Brayden Miller, Ace Patrick, Ben Raney, Josh Smith. Mrs. Bonnie Gavin’s Second Grade All A’s - Skylar Connor, Brayden Jones, Taylor Jones, Lily Lephiew, Macie May, Alyssa Parker. A & B - Kaylea Chastain, Nadia Farmer, Keira Ray, Natalie Scherm, Nickolas Sullivan, Alyssa Tinkey. Mrs. Dana Gavin’s Second Grade All A’s - Chrischan Austin, Grant Cowart, Noah Donnell, Chloe Hargis, Skylar Huggins, Brayden Kitchens, Caroline McGahhey, Amberlee McNeill. A & B - Anna Adair, Max Baker, Mason Powers, Aisha Puthoff, Halie Smith. Mrs. Julie Sandine’s Second Grade All A’s - Dalton Adair, Steven Adair, Gabriel Bivens, Faith Hisaw, Layla Hoskins, Aidan Johnson, Kyleigh King, Dillon Lunsford, Keeli Jo Stewart. A & B - Triston Bates, Anna Fitzgib-

bon, Brooklynne Henderson. Mrs. Amy Tisdale’s Third Grade All A’s - Landen Booth, Lorren Glover, Josie Harrison, Jais King, Jessica McDaniel, Alyssa Prescott, Lexci Purifoy, Savannah Robbins. A & B - Micah Harrison, Reagan Jacobs, Gracie McDaniel, James Morrison, Jaxson Raney. Mrs. Susan Reynolds’ Third Grade All A’s - Emily Doss, Austin Howard, Jaxson Martin, Ashlynn Miller, Sarah Prescott, Briona Williams. A & B - Kayla Bass, Austin George, Fisher Hale, Raven Harris, Gannon Johnson, Emma McCoskey, Landon Smith, Belle Vinson, Kaitlyn Webb. Miss Mickie Starke’s Fourth Grade All A’s - Jackson Donnell, Dillon McCool, Maddison Stover. A & B - Wesley Allred, Sunny McKennon, Bailey Parker, Adrea Roberts, Lauren Thompson. Mrs. Angela Gavin’s Fourth Grade All A’s - Evan Huggins, Andrew Smith, Anna Claire Swinney. A & B - Kris Baxter, Allyson Cravens, J.T. Curry, Laney King, Brentlee Wilkins. Mrs. Ann Rodgers’ Fifth Grade A & B - Kyndle Chastain, Garrett Cowart, Krysta Ray, Lauren Reed. Mrs. Tonya Williams’ Fifth Grade All A’s - Daniel Gavin, Calie Rutledge, Hunter Thompson. A & B - Clayton Ashcraft, Madisyn Ashcraft, Grace Booth, Kaylyn Dixon, Abby Haycox, Bella Lephiew. Mr. Britt’s Sixth Grade All A’s - Fathe Davis, Bailey Ann Donnell, Kaleb Morrison, Cole Reynolds, Reagan Simmons, Caleb Stewart. A & B - Madison Barringer, Blake Conner, Caitlyn Courtney, Olivia Gavin, Jordan Hamilton, Molly Kuykendall, Tristan Morgan, Storm Smith. Mrs. Glenda Mullikin’s Sixth Grade All A’s - Riley Aud, Charlie Handly, Skylar Robbins, Nic Scherff, Micah Smith. A & B - Josh Gulledge, Zack Gwinn, Gage Hale, Olivia Jacobs, Jasmine King, Kaitlyn Norton, Alex Parette, Ruth Poplin, Mackenzie Southerland, Alaina Wilcox, Jayne Williams.

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Guest Columnist

Jim Davidson People In The Ranks!

It is an amazing, wonderful and yet powerful thing how the human mind can take us back in time to recall small details of meetings or events that happened years ago. When I thought about my topic today, I recalled an incident that happened more than 40 years ago. I could see this almost as vividly as if it happened just yesterday. One day my family and I were camping at a Corps of Engineers camp ground on the Arkansas River. This was during the time I was enrolled in a Dale Carnegie course in Little Rock. I was standing on the river bank fishing when a truck approached that contained two men. One was my former Dale Carnegie instructor, the late Bob Gannaway. When Bob saw me he said, “I know people in the ranks ‌ and then stopped.â€? I then finished the famous quote by Dale Carnegie that goes, “Who will stay in the ranks. Why? I will tell you why: Simply because they don’t have the ability to get things done.â€? I might add that a quote is just a well-stated truth that has stood the test of time. When you think about what I have just shared, the real question becomes: Why do some people have the ability to get things done while others don’t? Well, I can give you the answer in a nutshell. The small percentage of people who can get things done have the ability to look other people in the eye and ask them to buy, whether it’s a product, a service or an idea. The vast majority of people can’t, or better still won’t, do this because they are afraid they will get turned down or make a mistake. If you happen to be one of these people, I have some great news for you. We all make mistakes regardless of how successful we are or how much we can get done. The key is to learn from our mistakes and not make the same ones over and over again. What I have just shared should not be confused with the vast number of people who are successful or even world class as performers, such as actors, musicians, singers, athletes and many others who are good enough at what they do that we will pay to see them perform. Of course this list not only includes individuals but teams as well. These people are simply on a stage, field, court or other arena that someone else provided for them to use. If you will go back far enough, you can bet that at some point the people who had the original idea looked someone else in the eye and asked them to help, provide the money or other means of support. In other words, they asked them to buy. This is how stadiums, ball parks, theaters and other venues are built. Here is something not well known. While Andrew Carnegie had a lot of money, it was a young conductor who sold him on the idea of building Carnegie Hall. Now please don’t misconstrue what I am going to say next as being vain, because I certainly don’t mean it that way. In 1974, the Purchasing Management Association named me “Salesman of the Yearâ€? in Arkansas. God has gifted me with the ability to look others in the eye and ask them to buy, which translates into getting things done. I have thought about this and I believe the reason is because I would never consider selling a service, a product or an idea that I did not believe in. This is really the essence of getting things done. In my semi-retirement years I see the things I am involved in as service to the Lord. This includes my church, column, Lions Club and the Bookcase for Every Child project. When I get serious about raising funds to help any of these causes, I put on my suit and tie, and take some supporting material and call on decision makers in person, look them in the eye and ask them to buy. Many do. (EDITOR’S NOTE: Jim Davidson is a public speaker and syndicated columnist. You may contact him at 2 Bentley Drive, Conway, AR 72034. To begin a bookcase literacy project visit www.bookcaseforeverychild. com. You won’t go wrong helping a needy child.)

A Matter About Baptism And Work

The Bible plainly teaches that man is not saved by works of his own (Eph 2.9). That does not mean that are not works connected to salvation. There are works denoted as “works of God,â€? which are commands. One is that of believing. Jesus said, â€œâ€ŚThis is the work of God that you believe on him whom he hath sentâ€? (Jn 6.29). A second is baptism. “having been buried with him in baptism, wherein ye were also raised with him through faith in the working of God, who raised him from the dead (Col 2.12 ASV). The work of God is a work required and approved by God. Baptism is a work of God to which a person submits. The recipient is in the passive not active. “He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved‌â€? (Mk 16.16). 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.

Obituaries Keith Hoskins

Keith Patrick Hoskins, 82, of Calmer, went to be with the Lord Friday, November 8, 2013 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. He was born June 4, 1931 in Des Moines, Iowa. Mr. Hoskins retired from International Paper Company and was a graduate of Brighton High School in Brighton, Iowa. He was an avid Razorback fan and enjoyed fishing, gardening, and spending time with his family. Mr. Hoskins was a member of Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church where he was a former Sunday school teacher. Mr. Hoskins is preceded in death by his parents; wives, Irene Montgomery Hoskins and Sylvia Meyer Hoskins; daughter, Tina Sparks; and sisters, Sandra and Shirley. Mr. Hoskins is survived by his sons, Roger Allen Hoskins and wife, Sandi of Calmer and Steven Patrick Hoskins and wife, Amy of White Hall; daughters, Vicky Robin Bates and husband, David of Jacksonville, Florida and Pamala Etoi Lunsford of Woodson; brothers, Doyle, Johnny, Vern, Kenneth, and Ronnie all of Iowa; sisters, Loretta, Betty, and Vivian all of Iowa; fifteen grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were Monday, November 11, 2013 at Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church with Brother Neil Quick officiating. Burial followed at Friendship Cemetery in Woodlawn. Memorials can be made to Friendship Cemetery Association. Arrangements are by Buie Funeral Home of Rison. To sign an online register, go to ****

Cameron Daniel

Cameron Alan Daniel, 19, of Pine Bluff, died, Wednesday, November 6, 2013. He was born December 29, 1993 in Pine Bluff. Mr. Daniel was a member of Oak Park Free Will Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his mother, Tracey Hubbard; great grandparents, Roy and Aline Burrough; grandmother, Sheldia Burrough Johnson; grandfather, Glen Hubbard; uncle, Alan Hubbard, aunt, Lashea Hubbard. Mr. Daniel is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Lauren and David Aud of Woodlawn; great uncle, Steve and Diane Burrough of Pine Bluff; great aunt, Dana and Ray Barraclough of Pine Bluff; two nieces, Jenny and Savannah Aud; nephew, Robert Jase Aud, all of Woodlawn. Graveside services were Saturday, November 9, 2013 at Prosperity Cemetery with Brother Brian Kesterson officiating. Arrangements are by Buie Funeral Home of Rison To sign an online register, go to ****

Church News Moms And Prayer Meet Thursdays At First Bapt.

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

Fate of Mt. Zion MBC Subject of Meeting

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

Macedonia To Open Food Pantry Saturday

RISON - Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church near Rison will open its Food Pantry from 9 to 10:30 a.m. this Saturday, Nov. 16, at the church. Macedonia is located on Hwy. 35, about seven miles south of Rison.

Harris Temple COGIC To Host Musical Sat.

KINGSLAND - Harris Temple Church of God in Christ at Kingsland will be hosting at “Musical Appreciation� honoring Bro. A.C. Henry at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, the church has announced.

Union Hill MBC Will Celebrate 83rd Anniv.

RISON - Union Hill Missionary Baptist Church will observe their 83rd Church Anniversary at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17. The Rev. Robert Roberts will be guest speaker. The Rev. Sammie Smith Jr. is pastor.

Rison Thanksgiving Service Set For Nov. 24

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

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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 SEPTEMBER 24, 2003 Cleveland County will be one of two counties in southeastern Arkansas that will receive free flu vaccinations as part of a mock flu pandemic exercise being conducted by the Cleveland County Health Department. Attendance was up slightly at last week’s annual Cleveland County Fair. Ellen Hogan of Rison was crowned


Sands of Time By

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

(Column From Dec. 14, 1983) Last week I mentioned the fact that at one time there were six railway lines operating in Cleveland County and that now there are only two lines. These installments, taken from records in the vault of the Cleveland County Courthouse, are an effort to put into print for the first time a small picture of the growing business activities of another day in order that those who came in since that time may glimpse in some small way the progressive movements in the business world before their time. Last week I wrote about the Anderson & Saline River Railway Co., whose rail lines ran out of Clio into Grant County. Now I wish to mention another such line. It was the Saline River Railway Co., which was a subsidiary of the Draughon Lumber Co. which had a large sawmill operation at Draughon on the Cotton Belt Railroad two miles northeast of Kingsland. The Draughon Lumber Co. was chartered in 1893, and the charter was recorded in the office of Woodson Mosley, clerk and recorder, by J. D. Overton, deputy clerk. The Saline River Railway was an extension of services which grew out of the logging operations of the Draughon Lumber Co. Directors of the railroad were J. H. Draughon, J.W. Draughon, A. N. Draughon, L.C. Draughon and Jno. D. Burke. The charter of the railway was filed for record on February 3, 1897, in the office of N. B. Chown-ing, clerk, and recorded by J.M. McMurtrey, deputy clerk. The record states that “the railway lines shall begin at Draughon on the Cotton Belt Railroad. They shall be authorized to construct one or more tracks for a distance of 25 miles, connecting with the Warren branch of the St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railroad, west of Warren, Arkansas. Said corporation shall have successive and corporate existence for and during the full tern of 99 years to establish and maintain proper freight and passenger depots, to construct and maintain telegraph and telephone lines.” This line made New Edinburg a railroad town for many years. Frank E. Chowning, long a prominent attorney in Little Rock, was reared at Rison. I have heard him relate his boyhood experiences in riding the passenger train of the Saline River Railway Co. Mr. Chowning told me that often he, with his mother and two sisters, would visit relatives in Redland township. He said that they would leave Rison on an afternoon Cotton Belt passenger train for Draughon, where they would find the Saline River Railway passenger train waiting for passengers. They would board the train at Draughon and leave the train at a rural dirt road crossing in the Hebron community and would then walk to the homes of their relatives. On their return trip they would come to this crossing where the train would stop and pick up passengers. This was a great convenience which saved them a long, tiresome journey using a horse-drawn vehicle. E. A. “Bud” Hartsell was for many years the superintendent of Draughon Lumber Co. sawmill operations. The mill ceased operations about 1912 or 1913. As a matter of course, the Saline River Railway Co. soon ceased to exist, despite a charter for 99 years. The old concrete dry kiln may still be seen in the woods where several hundred people once resided. This is a silent reminder of those who made footprints on the sands of time.

“Miss Cleveland County” and Kennedy Ratliff of Rison was crowned “Little Miss Cleveland County.” Walter Hale, 86, of the Calmer community, dies. Superintendent Billy Williams says results of a recent efficiency study among Arkansas school districts should bode well for the Woodlawn School District in the debate over reorganizing the state’s public school system. Death claims Sammie Kay Price, 47, of Rison. The Rison Wildcats held off a second half rally by Bearden to defeat the Bears, 29-22, here Friday night. Death claims Ollie Mae Bryant, 94, of New Edinburg, the widow of Herbert Bryant. Big plays lifted the West Side Christian Warriors to a 27-21 win over the Woodlawn Bears at El Dorado Friday night. 20 YEARS AGO SEPTEMBER 8, 1993 Cleveland is among several counties in Arkansas asking to join a suit against the state in an attempt to force it to pay the state’s judicial system. The suit challenges the funding on three aspects of the state constitution. Lottie Jean Wright, a 36-year-old Fordyce woman, drowned Sunday evening at Crain’s Lake near Kingsland. Plans to complete the “Mid-Continent Highway,” which extends I-69 from Indianapolis to Houston, are gaining momentum in Washington and in the seven south central states, including Arkansas. Death claims Troy Newton James, Sr., 64, of near Rison, a retired road grader operator for the Cleveland County Road Department. The unemployment rate in Cleveland County dropped to 4.6%. Death claims Cora Huddleston King, 85, of New Edinburg, the widow of Hilton King. A touchdown with under five minutes left in the game lifted the Fordyce Redbugs to a 13-8 come-from-behind win over the Rison Wildcats in their annual season opener here last Friday. The game marked the return of Coach Jimmy “Red” Parker to the high school coaching ranks following many years of coaching at universities and colleges. Parker, now the head coach at Rison, his alma mater, watched as his grandson, quarterback Matthew Wallace, engineered the game-winning drive for the Redbugs. Strong successfully unveiled its single wing offense Friday against Woodlawn, as the Bulldogs blasted the Bears, 39-8, in their season opener at Strong. Walter May, Jr., 49, of near Rison, dies.

County. Trooper James F. Porter, who has been assigned to the county for the past two years, continues his duties here, also. Rison High School’s band will sport new uniforms purchased recently. The 40 new uniforms cost approximately $4,000.00. Death claims Mrs. Florence Roberts, 70, of Rison, the wife of Alvin Roberts. Dr. Johnny Johnson, professor of education at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff since 1963, and a graduate of Lanwood High School at Rison, has been named acting chancellor at U.A.P.B. Death claims Mrs. Alma Huselton, 82, of Rison, the wife of J.T. Huselton. The Rison Wildcats will host Fordyce in their annual football season opener Friday. Chalmer Charles Hoy, 73, of the Smith Chapel community, dies. 50 YEARS AGO AUGUST 28, 1963 The Marks’ Mills State Park at the Highway 8-97 intersection near New Edinburg is now ready for use. Death claims C.L. Garner, 78, a retired Rison businessman and former mayor. Garner was the senior member of the C.L. Garner & Son Lumber Co., which operated a sawmill here and at New Edinburg from 1935 until 1951. Mr. Garner first entered the sawmill business in 1922, operating several mills over the county. The Phoenix Hotel & Cafe in Rison, operated for almost three years by Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Williams, has been closed the past two months for repair and remodeling and will reopen on September 2. The Martin Bros. Gas Co. Blue Flames finished fourth out of 10 teams at the American Baseball Congress state tournament in Little Rock. Superintendents in the four school districts of the county are O.J. Lewis, Woodlawn; John Sinclair, Rison; A.C. Webb, Kingsland; and H.O. Splawn, Jr., New Edinburg. Orie T. McKinney, 61, of Kingsland, dies. A new heating system was installed in the school building at Lanwood in Rison, and a modern lunchroom is nearing completion at the campus. Advertisement - At the Phoenix Hotel & Cafe, Rison: Hamburger, fries, salad and drink, 60 cents; plate lunches, 75 cents.

30 YEARS AGO AUGUST 31, 1983 Work begins on the $2.5 million West Saline water system. The water system is to serve most rural residents in Lee, Redland, Kingsland and Saline townships of this county and some residents of north Bradley County. Work has been started on clearing the site for the water well and tank at New Edinburg. Members of the water board are Raymond Clements, Raymond Hopson, Melvin Jackson, Miss Anita Knowles and Bobby Joe Clements. The Rison Wildcats and Fordyce Redbugs will renew their rivalry in the season-opening football game here Friday night, while the Woodlawn Bears will be on the road at Central Arkansas Christian. David Reed of Rison is named state revenue inspector for Cleveland County, succeeding Joyce Wilson of the “Y” community. A jury trial is set here for Friday, with plaintiffs seeking $406,000 in damages in connection with a traffic accident at Kingsland a year ago. Work is under way on preparing a grant proposal for funds for a new building here to house the Cleveland County Library.

55 YEARS AGO AUGUST 27, 1958 The state legislature is in special session this week to act on legislation designed to regulate integration in the state’s public schools. Anti-integration measures were introduced in both houses of the legislature on Tuesday. Supt. Samuel M. King announces New Edinburg School’s opening for September 8, with faculty complete. Grady S. Barker of New Edinburg is announced as outstanding airman for the year with the 11th Radar Bomb Scoring Squadron at March Air Force Base, California. County conservation reserve payments will average $10.50 an acre. Joe Max Smith of Rison will be on Senator J.W. Fulbright’s staff in Washington, D.C. The Woodlawn School opening is set for September 8, Superintendent George M. McDaniel announces. Death claims Mrs. Edith West, 82, of the Rye community, the widow of Olin West. Kingsland School will open Monday, with A.C. Webb as superintendent. Eight returning lettermen were among the prospects reporting to Coach Tal Johnson for Rison High School football practice. The returning lettermen are Jackie Golden, Larry McKinney, David Davis, Rex Fore, Carter Ashcraft, Rufus Buie, Guy Poss and James Bowlin. Superintendent John Sinclair announces Rison School opening is Monday.

40 YEARS AGO AUGUST 29, 1973 For the first time in the school’s history, next Monday, Labor Day afternoon, Woodlawn High School fans and students will participate in an interscholastic football contest. The opposition will be the Grady High “B” team. Head coach Don Henley said that the scoreboard has been installed on the new field, but the lights would not be ready until the second home game. Cleveland County receives a partial payment of $10,965 from the federal disaster funds for assistance on the county’s road work in repairing damage caused by flash floods and heavy rains last spring. Mike Teutsch, who has recently joined the Arkansas State Police, has been assigned to duty in Cleveland

60 YEARS AGO SEPTEMBER 2, 1953 Herman Davidson, cashier of The Bank of Rison, will be named to the board of the Cleveland County Memorial Hospital to succeed W.D. England, Kedron businessman, whose term expired. Baggett’s Grocery & Meat Market in Rison moved to East Second Street in the building formerly occupied by the Jewell Miller Store. The Baggett store has been located in the Reed building at the north end of Main Street. The new Tri-County Lake, an investment of about $125,000, is now in readiness for the fall rains. The “Y” Home Demonstration Club hosts a county-wide H.D.C. picnic at Whiteoak Bluff on Saline River. Seventy-five H.D.C. members, represent-

ing 13 of the 15 clubs in the county, attended the event. Cotton picking was getting under way in the Rison vicinity the past week. Alex Roberts of near Rison ginned the first bale in Rison for the season Saturday of last week. Mrs. M.L. Wilson, 63, of Rison, dies. A copy of each issue of the Cleveland County Herald is now being kept in the archives of the State History Commission in Little Rock. W.L. Horn, 76, of Whiteville township, dies. The post office at Herbine, with W.L. Goggans as postmaster, is closed. The post office at Rye, with Mrs. Chester Tooke as postmaster, closed recently. John Haywood Harrelson, 77, of Lee township, dies. 65 YEARS AGO SEPTEMBER 1, 1948 Rison’s Main Street is being paved from curb to curb. The curb-to-curb pavement will extend four blocks from the Cotton Belt Railway crossing to the Methodist church building. The paving project was started last year when the city rebuilt old curbs and put down new concrete curbs along the four blocks. Wash Powell, negro farmer of near Rison, who marketed the first bale of cotton in Rison for the new season, was given a $27 premium by Rison business firms and individuals. Cleveland County men between the ages of 18 and 25, inclusive, started registering here Monday morning under the new draft law. Registrations are being conducted on the second floor of the courthouse. Superintendent R.E. Taylor announces that Woodlawn School will open Monday. Kingsland School District voters, at a special election Friday, approved securing a loan from the state for constructing a home economics building and a teacherage. Kingsland School will open Monday, Superintendent James D. Hobbs announces. 70 YEARS AGO SEPTEMBER 8, 1943 Italy signs United Nations terms of unconditional surrender. A reported depth of approximately 3,800 feet had been reached at the J.B. Reep No. 1 oil test well near Rye early this week. Extended drouth in the county is broken by heavy rains. William S. Woodard of Warren succeeds John S. Martin as A.A.A. (Agricultural Adjustment Administration) administrative officer in the county. Eld. Gordon Reddin is called to the pastorate of the Mt. Elba Baptist Church. 75 YEARS AGO SEPTEMBER 7, 1938 Rison school will open Monday, with Earle Fischer as superintendent. Class work will start at 8:45 a.m., which will remedy the extremely early departure of students from the remote sections of the district by bus. Of the five bus routes there are two new buses that will be put in service by Horace Jaggars and C.S. Hobson, who purchased the new buses during the summer. Vocational agriculture has been added to the school curriculum for the first time this year. A course in typing will possibly be added to enlarge the commercial courses, but students will be required to furnish their typewriters. New bridges will be constructed in Moro Creek bottoms on the New Edinburg-Fordyce highway. If sufficient funds remain after construction of the bridges, a few miles of the road will be black-topped. The instrument used by Clark Hobson of South Concord in winning the fiddlers’ contest at the Warren Forest Festival recently was made in Rison. It was made by E.L. McMurtrey, town shoe shop operator, who has gained a reputation in recent years for his ability to make string musical instruments. J.L. Harris has opened his new store at Kingsland which was constructed on the site of the building destroyed by fire recently. The county jail was so full of relief cabbage that there was no room available for prisoners. The county has a large delegation at the state Home Demonstration Club rest camp at Camp Pike. Jesse Beckwith, 27, of the Rowell community, dies. A crowd of 550 registered at the Shady Grove church homecoming near New Edinburg. Mrs. Harvey Stover, 29, of near Rison, dies. Lettermen from the 1937 Rison High School football team reporting to Coach Hugh Owen for practice are Silas Wilson, captain, Jesse Randel, Jesse Harrison, George Tolson, Orie

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

One hundred and fifty years ago, General Price and General Marmaduke’s combined force was near Camden at Ten Springs. While the Union Army was a bit nervous with a Confederate buildup in South Arkansas, Pine Bluff was being reinforced with 3-inch artillery pieces to prevent another attack. With Powell Clayton in Pine Bluff, the Union forces reported “Large amounts of corn, cotton, &c.” in the area to sustain a large number of troops. As General Steele steadily reinforced Little Rock, he noted in a dispatch to Major General John M. Schofield, “To defend the city by a chain of fortifications would require extensive works and a large force. As soon as the water rises, the line of the Arkansas can be defended by a smaller force than that which I am now employing. Saline River will be a barrier to the rebels on the south, and the “tin-clads” can keep the Lower Arkansas clear.” A rather lengthy list of military actions occurred this week in Arkansas one hundred and fifty years ago: November 09 - Skirmish near Huntsville November 10 - Skirmish near Kingston November 10-18 - Expedition from Benton to Mount Ida November 11 - Skirmish, Caddo Gap November 11 - Skirmish, Fourche le Aix Mountains November 12 - Skirmish, Roseville November 13 - Skirmish, Mount Ida November 14-17 - Expedition from Helena November 15 - Skirmish, Newton County (Ron Kelley teaches U.S. History and English at St. Joseph Catholic High School in Pine Bluff. He is a sergeant in the 2nd Arkansas Infantry reenactment group, and has done extensive field research in Cleveland County’s role in the Civil War, including artifact recovery at Mt. Elba and Marks Mills. He is on the Jefferson County Civil War Callaborative and is vice chairman of the Friends of Jenkins Ferry Battlefield. This column outlines the general unbiased history of Arkansas during the Civil War excactly 150 years ago.) Gates, Raymond Phillips and W.H. Cameron. Mrs. Sam Crutchfield of the Pansy community dies. 80 YEARS AGO SEPTEMBER 6, 1933 I.E. Moore’s big new electric gin in Rison was formally opened and began operations Thursday, amid much celebration by a crowd of probably 1,000 persons from all parts of the county and from other points in the state. Opening of the gin was observed by Mr. Moore with a big barbecue dinner served to the large crowd of cotton growers and other visitors. More than 75 wagons loaded with cotton were on hand when the gin’s switch was thrown and there has been a steady stream of wagons and trucks going to the gin each day since. The capacity of the gin is 200 bales of cotton for a 24-hour period. R.C. Carmical of Rison is named appraiser for the Federal Land Bank of St. Louis. His territory will embrace 22 counties in eastern Arkansas. Mr. Carmical was county superintendent of schools here for nearly 13 years. The newly-appointed Cleveland County Emergency Relief Commission is composed of I.E. Moore, Dave Cash and L.F. Williams. E.L. McLendon is disbursing agent and J.E. Jones is relief officer. Work of repairing State Highway No. 3 (now 79) from the ClevelandJefferson County line to Fordyce will probably be finished this week. The repairs consisted of repaving much of the highway and resurfacing practically the entire 31 miles. After the road was surfaced and asphalted, a layer of fine gravel, or chat, was spread over the surface. Plans are being worked out by city officials where the north block of Main Street in Rison, not included in this highway, will be repaved. Twenty-five members of Home Demonstration clubs in Cleveland County left this morning for Camp Pike, where they will attend the state council meeting. The ladies made the trip to Camp Pike in W.D. England’s school bus.

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85 YEARS AGO SEPTEMBER 13, 1928 County fair plans insure three big days September 27-29. The queen and maids for the fair will be named by a popular vote of residents in the county. The voting for queen and maids is to be by means of fair prize tickets which may be purchased for one cent each. No limit is placed on voting. The oil test well being sunk three miles west of Rison is down 2,100 feet. A two-day institute or conference for teachers of Cleveland County opens at the school building here Thursday morning. Prominent educators of the state will appear on the program. A total of 4,823 school children in Cleveland County will receive a per capita amount of $3.98 from the annual apportionment of common school funds made by the state board of education when $19,593.54 was prorated to the county. Rev. H.W. Jean, pastor of the Rison Baptist Church, was elected moderator of the Harmony Baptist Association. The Rison School will open for the 1928-29 session on Monday, it is announced by Supt. Ben H. Lincoln. No pupil residing in the Rison School District will be charged tuition. However, as is custom, all non-resident students will be charged tuition. Ginning at the two cotton gins in Rison is far behind a year ago at this time. Dr. J.J. VanDervoort, chiropractor of Davenport, Iowa, has located here and opened offices and clinic in the Boggs building, second floor, adjoining the Bank of Rison. Formal opening of the Sunday school annex recently built to the Methodist church here will be served October 7. In the new part of the building are seven classrooms, a prayer meeting and league room, kitchen and pastor’s study. Still working on tests of Rison’s new water well. Material is on the ground and preparations are under way for erection of a 100-foot tower and 50,000-gallon capacity steel tank for storage. The tank and tower will be located near the well on the southeast corner of the court square.

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Wildcats Dodge Upset by Edging ‘Dogs, 41-33

Rison Relies on Another Fourth Quarter Comeback To Squeeze Out a Victory By Stan Sadler RISON - What was considered to be an easy tuneup for Rison prior to entering post season play was anything but that last Thursday night at Wildcat Field. Forced to make back-to-back touchdown drives for the second week in a row to erase a fourth quarter deficit, the Wildcats dodged a huge upset bid by Hampton to edge the Bulldogs, 41-33, and bring the curtain down on the 2013 regular season. Rison, which now moves on to the playoffs, improved to 7-3 overall and finished the 8-2A Conference race at 5-2 for third place. Coach Wes Ables’ Bulldogs, who gave a valiant effort to the very end against the heavily-favored Wildcats, closed the season at 2-7 and 1-6. Commenting about the narrow escape, Rison head coach Clay Totty said, “We weren’t ready to play. They [Hampton] played harder than we did, and they outplayed us. They showed more intensity. We played defense the way we practiced on Tuesday, and that wasn’t very good. I quit counting the number of third and fourth down plays they made. But that’s to Hampton’s credit. I was not pleased at all. Defensively, we didn’t get off the field when we

had chances. We are not consistent. We’ve got to get 11 [players] playing well.” However, Totty did praise the play of sophomore Jaylon Mitchum, who had a pair of pass interceptions in the first half that helped set up a couple of Rison touchdowns. The Rison head mentor also cited the defensive play of Tristan Ward, Kirk Macon, Dillon Smith and Clay Morris. Hampton scored touchdowns on its last two offensive series of the first half and then on its first pair of possessions in the third quarter to wipe away deficits of 18-7 and 25-13 and take a 33-25 advantage. In fact, 5 of Hampton’s 9 possessions went for touchdowns, while the other 4 series resulted in turnovers. “I will say that we didn’t panic, though, and found a way to win,” Totty said. “That was the fourth straight game for us that came down to the last possession.” After the ‘Dogs grabbed their 8point lead with 2:29 left in the third period, Rison punched out a 10-play, 59-yard scoring drive, capped by quarterback Nathan Wilson’s 7-yard TD run at the 10:20 mark of the final quarter. On the try for 2 points, Wilson got the snap from center just before the play clock expired and stepped around the right side and

By Stan Sadler RISON - Since winning it all in 2004, Rison has gone 8-8 in its last eight state playoff appearances. That included a six-year stint in Class 3A where Rison was at, or near, the bottom of the ladder in school size compared to the rest of those in the classification. And over the stretch of time, from 2005-2012, the road was not kind to the Wildcats in the playoffs, as they are 0-5 away from home since that championship season. One of those losses was in the second round of the Class 3A playoffs at Mountainburg in 2007. Handed the opportunity for a little redemption of that 33-23 setback six years ago, the Wildcats will be out to reverse their tough post season road trend on Friday when they load up for the long trip back to northwest Arkansas to face the Dragons in the opening round of the Class 2A state playoffs. Kickoff time is scheduled for 7 p.m. Both teams are a third seed from their respective conferences, Rison in 8-2A, Mountainburg in 42A. The Wildcats finished the season with an overall mark of 7-3 for the second straight year, while the Drag-

Final 8-2A Standings

Jaylon Mitchum Two Interceptions Set Up Rison TDs

Cortez Phillips Scores Game Winner With 1:08 Left

into the end zone to knot the score, 33-33. Wilson finished the game with 97 yards on 19 carries. Then when the Wildcats needed some big plays from the defense, they got them. On fourth and 9 at the Rison 38 on Hampton’s next series, senior quarterback Chase Riley, 6’4, 200 pounds, couldn’t get a handle on the ball on a deep snap out of the shotgun. End Eric Leopard pounced on the loose ball at the Rison 43 with 6:42 left in the game. Using a dozen running plays, the Wildcats overcame a holding penalty to drive 57 yards for the game-winning points, climaxed by sophomore Cortez Phillips’ 3-yard

touchdown plunge with just 1:08 remaining. Zuntario Oliver added a 2-point conversion run that made it 41-33. Phillips, who was subbing for injured senior running back Jokenzie Broughton, led Rison’s rushing attack with 99 yards on 16 carries. “Our offensive line played well,” Totty said. “Drake Palazzi had a good game, and that’s two weeks in a row that he graded highest for blocking. I was also proud of Cortez for his running, and he made some good blocks. We also hit some big passes, one for a touchdown, and two others that were on scoring drives. Those were big.” Wilson completed 3 out of 6 passes for 89

They’re like us, they come off the ball and pop you.” Of course, defense is something Totty and his staff are continuing to stress in the Wildcat camp. “We keep telling them that they won’t go very far if they don’t play defense,” Totty remarked. And the ‘Cats are coming off their regular season finale against Hampton, yielding 33 points to the two-win Bulldogs. Reviewing the Hampton game, Totty stated, “We had some players who did a good job on defense, but overall I was not pleased. Defensively, we didn’t get off the field when we had chances. We’re not consistent. We’ve got to get 11 [players] playing well at the same time.” Rison is allowing an average of 21 points per contest; Mountainburg, about 23 points an outing. Totty said that the Dragons seemed to turn the corner just after the midway point of the season and started playing better. “They run power football out of the gun,” Totty remarked. And most likely the biggest concern of all for the R.H.S. staff - and it is big - is the Dragons’ 6’0, 305-pound quarter-

back, Josh Skattebo. “He [Skattebo] can run and he can pass very effectively,” Totty said. “He will take a direct snap and run, or they will do a direct snap to the running back and he will block. We can’t hit him high, he’s so big. We’ve got to hit him low. But they will also use another quarterback. We will have to be ready for both. They also have a good receiver who will catch it if it’s around him. It will be a challenge for us.” Totty also indicated early this week that it appears the ‘Cats could start as many as five sophomores on defense. And as has been the case in several games this season, the ‘Cats will count heavily on their ball-control offense to serve as an added defense against the Dragons. The Dragons are averaging about 27 points a game, while the ‘Cats are scoring on about a 35-point per game clip. So, which team has the fewest turnovers and finds some success on defense will most likely be the one that comes out on top. Looking at the Dragons’ defense, Totty said, “They play hard and they’re big up front. That can kind of cause us problems, similar to what happened at Strong. We had trouble moving on them [Strong] early and we had to wear them down. We may be slow starting [Friday] because of their size. Speed wise, we’re comparable to them.” Totty stated that the ‘Cats had a “pretty good” practice on Monday, and that the team’s attitude seemed good and that they seemed excited. Like Rison, Mountainburg has the same coach as in 2007 when the two teams last met, and Totty has much respect for the Dragons’ head mentor. “He has been there a while,” Totty said, commenting about Mountainburg head coach Tom Harrell. “I remember him well from ‘07. He’s pretty smart, and he will have them ready.” Harrell has compiled a record of 122-119-3 at the helm of the Dragons. Both teams were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs last year, Rison by Walnut Ridge; Mountainburg by Des Arc.

Rison Hoping to Reverse Trend in Road Playoff Games; Head to Mountainburg Junction City Bearden Rison Strong Parkers Chapel Woodlawn Hampton Hermitage

Conf. 7-0 6-1 5-2 4-3 3-4 2-5 1-6 0-7

Overall 9-0 8-2 6-3 6-4 3-6 3-6* 2-7 1-8

Last Week’s 8-2A Scores: Rison 41, Hampton 33 Woodlawn 72, Hermitage 52 Bearden 40, Strong 12 Junction City - Open Parkers Chapel - Open

* Woodlawn’s 36-6 nonconference win over Norphlet in a JV game is not counted as an official game.

ons closed at 5-5 following an eightwin campaign a year ago. “They can run and pass,” Rison head coach Clay Totty said early this week in commenting about Mountainburg. “And that’s what we’ve had trouble with all year, when our opponent has done both. They also angle block, something we don’t see much of down here. That’s a concern.



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yards, including a 38-yard scoring toss to Bryson Marks that gave Rison a 25-13 lead late in the second quarter. Leopard had a reception for 24 yards on Rison’s third scoring drive of the game, and Kolton Hooks hauled in a 27-yard toss that gave the ‘Cats a first down at the Hampton 18 on their game-winning march. Rison had completed just two passes in its previous three games for 33 yards. When Marks made his catch, it made the 11th different receiver for Rison this season. Rison’s first three touchdowns, runs of 23 and 2 yards by Wilson and 21 yards by Phillips, gave the Wildcats an 18-7 margin with only 2:49 gone in the second period. The Bulldogs took advantage of a roughing the punter call and a pass interference penalty against Rison on their first possession of the game to go 70 yards for a touchdown. Jordan Brown capped the scoring march with a 12-yard TD run. Niko Perez booted the PAT and Hampton led, 7-0, with 6:09 remaining in the opening quarter. Following the pair of pass interceptions by Mitchum in the first half, Riley settled in and used his arm to engineer four straight touchdown drives for the ‘Dogs. While Hampton managed just 16 yards on the ground, Riley completed 17 out of 27 passes for 276 yards and 3 touchdowns, and he had a 2-yard scoring plunge that regained the lead for the Bulldogs, 26-25, in the third period. During one stretch Riley connected on 12 straight passes. Chandler Riley caught 6 passes for 48 yards; Brown, 3 catches for 88 yards, including a 70-yard TD reception; Trevaughn Moore, 4 receptions for 68 yards, including a 46-yard touchdown catch; LeAndre Johnson, a pair of receptions for 51 yards, including a 37yard TD catch; and, finally, James Harrison, 2 catches, 21 yards. Riley and all of the receivers are listed as seniors. In one final stab at the Wildcat defense, after Rison went ahead, 4133, with 68 seconds remaining, Riley’s long string of completions was snapped when three straight tosses fell to the ground. But on fourth and 10, a pass interference call against Rison gave the ‘Dogs renewed life at the Wildcats’ 42. Following an 8-

Rison 41, Hampton 33 Score By Quarters 1 2 3 4 F 7 13 13 16 33 12 13 0 16 41 Game Statistics Rison Hamp. First Downs 16 16 By Rushing 11 3 By Passing 3 10 By Penalty 2 3 Net Yds. Gain (Scrim.) 330 292 Total Off. Plays 60 51 Avg. Gain Per Play 5.5 5.7 Yds. Gained Rushing 249 39 Net Yds. Rushing 241 16 Rushing Attempts 54 24 Avg. Gain Per Run 4.4 0.6 Yds. Lost Rushing 8 23 Net Yds. Passing 89 276 Passes Attempted 6 27 Passes Completed 3 17 Passes Intercepted 1 2 Avg. Yds. Per Pass Att. 14.8 10.2 Fumbles/Lost 1-0 3-2 Penalties 6-75 5-45 Punts/Avg. Yds. 1-33.0 0-0 Punt Returns/Yds. 0-0 0-0 Kickoff Returns/Yds. 4-57 4-29 Possession Time 25:33 22:27 Rison Individual Statistics Rushing (Carries-Yds.) - Cortez Phillips, 16-99; Nathan Wilson, 19-97; Zuntario Oliver, 9-24; Bryson Marks, 7-20; Kolton Hooks, 3-1. Passing (Comp.-Attempt-Int.) - Nathan Wilson, 3-6-1, 89 yds. Receiving (Recp.-Yds) - Bryson Marks, 1-38; Kolton Hooks, 1-27; Eric Leopard, 1-24. Punt Returns - None. Kickoff Returns - Bryson Marks, 2-38; Jaylon Mitchum, 1-18; Reggie Wofford,11. Scoring - Nathan Wilson, 3 TDs, 1 Conversion, 20 pts.; Cortez Phillips, 2 TDs, 12 pts.; Bryson Marks, 1 TD, 6 pts.; Zuntario Oliver, 1 Conversion, 2 pts.; Juran Smith, 1 PAT, 1 pt.

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Woodlawn, Jones Set Several Records As Bears Put Away Scrappy Hermitage, 72-52

HERMITAGE - Woodlawn’s Jeffery Jones rushed for 487 yards and scored a record-setting nine touchdowns to lead the Bears to a 72-52 victory over the Hermitage Hermits in the season finale last Thursday night at Hermit Field. Jones’ nine TDs tied the all time state record for most touchdowns scored in a single game, equaling the number scored by Kendric Smith of Hughes in 2006. Meanwhile, Jones’ 487 yards rushing was the second most in a single game in Arkansas high school football history, trailing only the 608 yards rushing set by John Bunch in 1974. (See related story on this page.) Jones scored on touchdown runs of 20, 24, 65, 3, 50, 2, 14, 5 and 24 yards. In addition, several school records were also set in the game, including the most points scored by Woodlawn and the most combined points scored in a game. The significance of what Jones and the Bears had achieved was lost on Woodlawn Coach Zach Branch until he started figuring up the game statistics on Friday. “All I know is that we needed scores,” Branch said of Jones’ record-setting performance. This was the second time Hermitage and Woodlawn played this season. The Bears knocked off the Hermits by the same margin in a scrimmage game in August but that score was 20-0. Going in, Branch said he cautioned his team against overlooking the one-win Hermits. He said they were a much improved team and they were motivated to end the season on a high note. While Woodlawn seemed to have the upper hand throughout, but Hermitage used a fumble return, an onside kick return and an inspired passing attack from quarterback Collin Wilkerson to stay within striking distance of the Bears most of the game. Wilkerson completed 12-of-25 passes for 275 yards and four touchdowns. All four TDs were thrown to

Woodlawn 72, Hermitage 52 Woodlawn Hermitage

Score By Quarters 1 2 3 4 F 14 26 20 12 72 8 24 12 8 52

Game Statistics Wood. Herm. First Downs 36 11 Rushes/Yards 83-723 15-48 Passing Yards 0 275 Comp./Atts./Int. 0-1-0 12-25-0 Total Yards 723 323 Punts/Avg. 0 0 Fumbles/Lost 4-2 2-1 Penalties/Yards 3-35 3-15 Individual Statistics Rushing (Rushes/Yds.): Woodlawn - Jeffery Jones, 41-487; Tyson Hume, 8-74; Keith Durham, 11-71; Patrick Cantrell, 11-56; Trevor Monk, 521; Dylan Jacobs, 5-18; Dalton Rissinger, 2-(-2). Hermitage - Bradley Day, 6-51; Nich Marshall, 2-7; Kentrez Davis, 4-3; Collin Wilkerson, 3-(-12). Passing (Comp./Att./Int., Yds): Woodlawn - Dalton Rissinger, 0-1-0, 0. Hermitage - Collin Wilkderson, 12-25-0, 275. Receiving (Receptions/Yds.): Woodlawn - None Hermitage - Nick Marshall, 5-157; Shawn Oliver, 2-68; Jeremiah Belin, 2-24; Bradley Day, 1-17; Colton Franklin, 1-7; Kentrez Davis, 1-2.

Nick Marshall. Woodlawn wrapped up the football season with a 3-6 record overall and 2-6 mark in 8-2A conference action for sixth place. Hermitage ended the year 1-9 and 0-8 in league play. While Hermitage has struggled to put up points this season, the Hermits didn’t seem to have much of a problem doing it last Thursday night. “We haven’t been very good against the pass all year long and they just took advantage of that,” Branch said, noting that they had some breakdowns and simply didn’t play well overall. Freshman quarterback Dalton Rissinger also played the entire game in place of junior quarterback Colby Ferguson. Branch said Ferguson was sick last week had to miss practice on Wednesday. Rather than

PAVING THE WAY - Woodlawn freshman quarterback Dalton Rissinger (left, no. 2) and senior lineman Hunter Smith (right, no. 53) pave the way for another gain by wingback Jeffery Jones (center). have him play both ways Thursday, Branch said he limited Ferguson to nothing but defense against the Hermits. Branch said he was impressed with the job Rissinger did in his first varsity start. “I was impressed by him,” Branch said. “He has a good head on his shoulders... He’s a really smart kid. He’s one of the smartest football players I’ve ever come across on the junior high level.” After winning the toss and electing to receive, the Bears jumped out to an early lead when freshman Trevor Monk returned the opening kickoff 27 yards to the Woodlawn 49. Four plays later, Jones was powering his way into the endzone on a 20-yard run. Senior fullback Patrick Cantrell punched in the two-pointer and the Bears were up 8-0 with 10:07 still left in the first quarter. Woodlawn came back with an onside kick from freshman Spencer Harris and the Bears recovered it at the Hermit 43. However, Jones

State, School Records Fall In Bears’ Wild Win Over Hermits HERMITAGE - Woodlawn’s 72-52 victory over Hermitage may have only been the Bears’ third victory of the season, the game will go down in the history books not only at Woodlawn High School, but for the Arkansas Activities Association (AAA) as well. Junior wingback Jeffery Jones’ nine touchdowns against the Hermits tied the all-time Arkansas high school football record for most touchdowns scored in a single game. Meanwhile, his 487 yards rushing was the second-most in a single game by any player in state history. In addition, the Bears used their double wing offense to amass 723 yards rushing in the game, the second-most by any team in a single game, according to the AAA record book. Woodlawn also set new school records in points scored and combined points scored. The record-setting performance was completely lost on Woodlawn Coach Zach Branch until The Herald called him up Friday morning to give him the eye-popping numbers. “I was just astonished, flabbergasted,” he said with a laugh. Branch said he was too consumed with scoring points to keep the Hermits at bay, and had no idea how many yards Jones was racking or how many times he had scored. What makes Jones’ performance even more impressive is that he did

Sports Briefs Woodlawn Wrestling To Hold Black/White Match on Nov. 21

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

much of it with a bum leg. Branch said Jones was pretty “banged up” in Woodlawn’s heart-breaking 8-6 loss to Parkers Chapel the week before. As a result, Branch said he made it a point to hold Jones out on defense and special teams for nearly the entire game. Jones even had to have medical attention on the field during the first quarter at Hermitage when he was hit crossing into the endzone on his second touchdown. He was held out an offensive series before returning to the game. After learning that some records may be involved, Branch said he went back over the game film to verfiy all the totals and will officially submit the records to the AAA to go into the record books. Here’s an overview of the records that were set last Thursday by the Bears’ victory at Hermit Field: State Records Individual Touchdowns in a Single Game - Jeffery Jones’ 9 touchdowns tied the record set by Kendric Smith of Hughes in 2006. Both runners eclipsed the previous mark of eight set by Alvin Bell of Little Rock in 1919. Individual Rushing Yards in a Single Game - Jeffery Jones’ 487 yards was the second-most rushing yards ever in a single game. John Bunch of Elkins holds the all-time record of 608 yards against Winslow in 1974. Jones’ total surpassed the second-highest total of 474 yards by Michael Gray of Marked Tree in 2008. Team Rushing in Single Game - Woodlawn’s 723 yards rushing against Hermitage was the secondhighest team total ever in Arkansas high school football history. West Memphis holds the all-time record with 878 yards against Russellville in 2000. Woodlawn eclipsed the previous second-place mark of 673 yards set by Murfreesboro against Dierks in November 2012. In addition to Jones’ 487 yards on 41 carries, he was followed by Tyson Hume with 74 yards on eight carries, Keith Durham with 71 yards on 11 carries, Patrick Cantrell 56 yards on 11 carries, Trevor Monk 21 yards on five carries, Dylan Jacobs 18 yards on five carries, and Dalton Rissinger, -2 yards on two carries. Woodlawn School Records Individual Rushing Yards and Touchdowns Scored in a Single

Game - Jeffery Jones’ 487 yards and nine touchdowns against Hermitage was the most ever by a Woodlawn player in a single game. His rushing total broke the previous single-game school record set by Davy Earnest with 308 yards against Hampton in 2009. Individual Season Rushing Record - Jeffery Jones officially ended the year with 1,499 yards rushing over nine games, beating the previous single-season record of 1,321 yards set by speedster Cody Slater in 2005. All-Purpose Yards in a Season Jeffery Jones’ 1,803 yards of all-purpose yardage is a new single season record for Woodlawn High School. Touchdowns Scored in a Season - The state-record nine touchdowns that Jeffery Jones scored against Hermitage gave him 18 for the year, a new single season scoring record for Woodlawn. Team Scoring in a Single Game The 72 points that Woodlawn scored last Thursday eclipsed the previous record of 67 scored by the Bears in a 67-31 victory over Hampton in 2009, the same game in which Earnest rushed for 308 yards. Combined Points Scored in a Single Game - The 124 points scored in Woodlawn’s 72-52 victory surpassed the previous record of 98 that was scored in two previous games: Woodlawn’s 67-31 win over Hampton in 2009 and the Bears’ 5048 loss to Strong in 2005. Rushing Yardage - For the season, Woodlawn had 2,624 yards rushing as a team over a nine-game season.

fumbled it away on the first play and Hermitage took over at its own 36. Both teams came up short on fourth down in their ensuing series before Wilkerson started going to the air on the Hermits’ second offensive possession. Wilkerson’s first pass went for 12 yards and then his second was a 61yard touchdown to Marshall with 5:48 left in the first quarter. Wilkerson ran in the two-point conversion and the game was tied, 8-8. Woodlawn regain the lead on its next possession, driving 67 yards in eight plays with Jones scoring on a 24-yard run with 1:51 left in the first quarter. Tyson Hume’s two-point conversion run was ruled short, and the Bears lead was 14-8. Jones was injured as he crossed into the end zone and had to sit out Woodlawn’s next series. After stopping the Hermits once again on fourth down, the Bears pushed their lead to 20-8 after senior fullback Keith Durham’s four-yard run capped a seven-play, 51-yard drive with 10:42 left in the second quarter. The two-point conversion run was stopped. But the Hermits refused to go away. After successfully returning another onside kick attempt to the Woodlawn 44, Wilkerson quickly went back to the air, hitting Colton Franklin for a seven-yard pick up and then finding Marshall for a 37-yard touchdown on the next. Wilkerson’s pass on the two-pointer, however, fell incomplete, leaving Woodlawn on top, 20-14.


It didn’t take the Bears long to respond. After Woodlawn recovered a fumble on the second play of the series, Jones took it to the house on the next play, going 65 yards for the touchdown with 8:14 left in the first half. Cantrell ran in the two-point conversion, and Woodlawn was up 28-14. The Bears once again stopped the Hermits on fourth down, and seemed to be ready to put the Hermits away when on the first play of the series, Jones fumbled while going down at the end of a 17-yard run. Marshall, picked up the loose football for Hermitage and returned it 70 yards for a touchdown. Another two-point conversion attempt by Hermitage was no good, and Woodlawn’s lead was now 28-20 with 5:35 left in the second quarter. Woodlawn came back with another scoring drive, this time going 56 yards in five plays with Durham scoring on an eight-yard run. Rissinger’s two-point conversion pass was incomplete, leaving the Bears with a 36-20 lead. After recovering another onside kick attempt by the Bears, Hermitage answered quickly as Wilkerson hit Shawn Oliver for a 32-yard pass completion and Bradley Day followed that by scoring on a 17-yard draw play. Wilkerson’s pass on the two-pointer was intercepted by Austin Camp, leaving it 36-26. Woodlawn once again answered the Hermitage score as Dylan Jacobs’ 42-yard kickoff return set up a six-play, 40-yard drive by the Bears. Jones capped the drive with a threeyard touchdown run with just 21.9 seconds left in the first half. Jones was stopped short on the conversion leaving Woodlawn with a 40-26 lead. An errant kick on the ensuing kickoff, however, gave the Hermits possession at their own 40 with just 21 seconds left. Wilkerson quickly went to work, hooking up with Oliver for a 36-yard completion on the first play, hitting Jeremiah Belin for 12 yards on the next and then finding Marshall in the endzone for a 12-yard touchdown strike as time expired. Wilkerson’s pass on the conversion was no good, leaving the Bears clinging to a one-score lead, 40-32, at halftime. The Hermits would have a chance to tie the game on the opening series of the second half. Taking over at its own 46 following a 21-yard kickoff return by Marshall, Hermitage would go 54 yards with Day scoring his second touchdown off the draw play, this one going for seven yards. Jacobs, howev-

er, stuffed Marshall in the backfield on the two-point conversion and Woodlawn still led, 40-38. Jacobs followed his defensive play with a 36-yard kickoff return to the 50 yard line. On the Bears’ first offensive snap of the second half, Jones shed a few tacklers at the line of scrimmage and went 50 yards for the touchdown. The two-pointer was no good, giving Woodlawn a 46-38 lead with 8:52 left in the third. Again, the Hermits would answer. After recovering an onside kick attempt at the 50 yard line, Wilkerson found Marshall behind the Woodlawn secondary for a 50-yard touchdown pass on third-and-10. The two-point conversion run by Day was no good, leaving the Bears up 46-44. Woodlawn came back with its longest sustained drive of the game, marching 72 yard in 12 plays with Jones ending it on a two-yard run with 1:54 left in the third. Rissinger ran in the two-pointer and the Bears led 54-44. Woodlawn recovered in the ensuing onside kick attempt at the Hermits 42, and three players later, Jones was bulling his way to a 14-yard touchdown run. Rissinger’s pass for the two-pointer was intercepted, leaving the Bears with a 60-44 lead. The Bears followed that score with yet another successful onside kick, this time recovering it at the Woodlawn 49. Eight plays later, Jones scored on a five-yard run and the Bears led 66-44 with 8:03 left in the game. Woodlawn came back with yet another onside kick, but just as it appeared the Bears would recover a third consecutive attempt, the ball squirted loose and Marshall picked it up and returned it 47 yards for a Hermit touchdown with 7:53 left. This time, Wilkerson hit Oliver on the two-point conversion pass, and Woodlawn’s led was cut to 66-52. The Hermits tried an onside kick of their own, but the Bears recovered at the 50 yard line. Five plays later, Jones was busting free for a 24-yard touchdown run. Rissinger’s twopoint pass attempt was intercepted, but the Bears now led 72-52 with 5:28 to play. Woodlawn came back with another onside attempt, but Hermitage recovered. After Wilkerson hit Day for a 17-yard gain to the Bears’ 33, Wilkerson threw four straight incompletions to turn the ball over to Woodlawn. The Bears used eight plays to drain what was left on the clock. Rissinger took a knee at the Hermits’ 16 yard line to end the game.



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Crouse To Become RHS Counselor (continued from page 1) according to the schedule, will be in HVAC. The schedule showed that several units will be need to be placed at both the Kingsland and Rison campuses in the 2019-20 time frame. Johnson pointed out that is only the projected life expectancy, and that the systems could actually last much longer than that.


(continued from page 1) scene early this week. The trailer was completely destroyed with the only thing left being a charred steel frame. Pieces of sheet metal, wood, insulation and other pieces of the trailer littered the area. A red jacket as well as two pieces of what appeared to be fiber board from inside the camper could still be seen hanging in the limbs high atop a pine tree that was right next to the trailer. The blast was so powerful that it blew the canopy that went across the front of the Moss’ trailer through the side of a nearby metal storage shed. The force from the explosion also jarred the metal roofing away from the wooden frame of the shed. A second camping trailer located just a few feet away from the Moss’ trailer did not appear to sustain much damage. Young said a four-wheeler and a gun inside a case were also damaged by the explosion.

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(continued from page 1) (Miss.) Film Festival. Come Morning was most recently selected to be screened at the 2013 White Sands International Film Festival in September 2013. Sims said he will be at next week’s screening and will probably do a question and answer session at the end of the screening. Sims also recently announced that he is in pre-production for his next solo project, “The Perfect Host.” Sims has not released much information about the film other than it will be a Southern “Gothic tale about a young woman’s discovery of the dark, mysterious past surrounding The Allen House.” The Allen House, located in Monticello, and is allegedly haunted and was featured on the SyFy Channel’s “Ghost Hunters” program on Oct. 9.

Crouse Will Be RHS Counselor After meeting in a brief executive session, the school unanimously approved Johnson’s recommendation to make Angela Crouse the Rison High School counselor and Rhonda Holt the Kingsland and Rison Elementary counselor beginning with the start of the second semester in January. This move comes after current Rison High School counselor Marlin Raines submitted his resignation last month, effective at the end of this current semester on Dec. 31.

Toys Sought For ‘Christmas Carnival’ Dec. 14 at Rison RISON - Go Big or Go Home Entertainment will be hosting its First Annual Christmas Carnival to provide toys for needy children on Dec. 14 at the Old Rabbit Farm Building in Rison. Kiesha Ringo of Go Big or Go Home Entertainment said they are currently in the process of collecting names of children from the community who would like to receive toys as well as donations of inexpensive toys that will be given away during the Christmas Carnival, which will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14,

at the Old Rabbit Farm building. Anyone who would like for their children to receive a toy through the carnival should contact Ringo at the number or email address below with the child’s name, age and gender. The deadline for submitting names is Nov. 20. Anyone who would like to donate a toy can contact Ringo at the same phone number and email. The deadline for donating toys is Nov. 30. Call Ringo at (870) 329-6525 or email her at gobigorgohomeent@

Plans Finalized For County Christmas Parade on Dec. 5 RISON - Rison Shine Downtown Development finalized plans Tuesday night for the 2013 Cleveland County Christmas Parade and Festival to be held Dec. 5 in downtown Rison. In addition, The Bank of Rison announced that it would be sponsoring a contest for the best decorated non-commercial float in the parade. First place will receive $100, second

County Holiday Fair Scheduled For Dec. 14

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

Miss Christmas Pageant, Talent Show Set For Dec. 7 RISON - The Miss Christmas Pageant and Talent Show will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec,. 7, at the Rison Elementary Auditorium, organizer Tricia Gerard has announced. Proceeds from the pageant and talent show will help provide money to buy Christmas gifts for local needy families, Gerard said. A practice will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, in the Rison Elementary Auditorium. Gerard said entry fees and information can be turned in at this time. “This will be your last chance to enter,” Gerard said. The pageant and talent show are open to anyone. The divisions are as follows: Pageants Cute Baby Divisions: Baby Miss Christmas, 0-11 months; Toddler Miss Christmas, 1-2 years; Tiny Miss Christmas, 3-4 years Older Divisions: Little Miss Christmas, 5-6 years; Petite Miss Christmas, 7-9 years; PreTeen Miss Christmas, 10-12 years; Junior Miss

Crouse is currently the Kingsland Elementary counselor while Holt is the Rison Elementary counselor. Crouse does have experience as a high school counselor, having served as the Kingsland High School counselor before the Kingsland and Rison School Districts merged to form the Cleveland County School District. In addition to Holt taking over the counseling duties at both campuses, the school board also approved naming her as the district testing coordinator beginning with the second semester.

Christmas, 13-15 years; and Miss Christmas, 16-18 years . People’s Choice: All ages. Contestants must provide a decorated container with their name on it. Pageant Rules: • Casual or Christmas wear ONLY. Points will be taken off for pageant dresses. • Glitz hair and makeup welcome • 13-18 year olds may wear a cocktail dress. There will be aMiss Congeniality awarded in these two categories as well. Talent Show Junior Division: Ages 4-6 and 710, Junior Overall Winner Senior Division: Ages 11-14 and 15-18, Senior Overall Winner Adult Divison: Ages 19 and older. One trophy awarded to the overall winner in the adult category. Competitions for all divisions: vocal solo, vocal group, dance solo, dance group, instrumental. An overall winner in the junior and senior divisions will be awarded as well as first place in each group for each division.

place $50 and third place $25. The overall event will include a festival set up inside the FBT Community Park in downtown Rison as well as the parade itself. The festival, which will feature vendors and entertainment, will kick off at about 5 p.m. while the parade itself is scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m. Festival Vendors/Entertainment Booth space will once again be free of charge. Crafters, businesses, churches, clubs and other organizations are invited to the set up a booth inside the park. The Rison High School band and others will be performing Christmas music at the park before and after the parade. Christmas Parade This year, parade entries will line up at the Pioneer Village, which is located at the intersection of Mockingbird and Yaney Streets in Rison. Arrangements have been made with the City of Rison to open the exhibit halls at the Pioneer Village to allow parade participants to work on their floats at few days before the parade. Call Roy Phillips at (870) 489-5201 to make arrangements.

Rison Elementary Honor Roll RISON - Rison Elementary School has announced its first nine weeks honor roll for the 2013-14 school year. Kindergarten All A: Hannah Baxter, Braylin Bennett, Marcus Bishop, Marcela Castillo, Emma Crutchfield, James Drye, Amanda Durham, Daniel Farrer, Josie Farrer, Nathan Gardner, Jacob Gorman, Lilly Gray, Marissa Gray, Ray Higdon, Faith Landers, Dalton Lee, E’ryja Marks, Tai’Shaun Marks, Jeremiah Marshall, Noah Matheson, Jernie Morgan, Kate Morrison, Alexis Pennington, Bryce Phillips, Jaquis Rauls, Aaron Smith, Mallory Stuckey, Elissa Summar, Bentley Taylor, Renina Taylor, Brinya Watson, taylor Watson, Ashley Watt, Chardarrion Wells, Emma White, Peyton Wood. A and B: Deviona Bell, Kaylie Butler, Haven Culpepper, Cayson Jenkins, Mia Johnston, David Salvador, Landen Shirey, Hunter Terry, Brittni Tew, Chardedrick Wells. First Grade All A: Wesley Barton, Chamira Crain, Madalynn Davis, Mason Edmonds, James Ento, John David Green, Tate Hall, Lillyanna Joblonski, James Lee Jacobs, Landon James, Carlese Johnson, Cayla Johnson, Megan King, Emily Kate McKinney, Tucker McKnight, Layne Potter, Will Reed, Chandler Reeves, Harley Rowland, Brayden Socia, Coy Socia, Mary Taylor, Aaron Tilley, Codie Ann Warwick, Thomas Wilson, Candice Young. A and B: Ella Claire Ashcraft, Jude Bowlin, Noah Coburn, Brianna Ferrell, Joshua Gorman, Colton Hebert, Pharrell Lewis, Chris Melton, Carrie Morgan, Ryan Rauls, Nathan Rice, Alexis Taylor, Madison Watt, Devin Wilson, Elizabeth Yaws. Second Grade All A: Fallon Johnson, Aaron Mayfield, Aidan Mays, Caroline Morrison, Owen Morrison, Eli Rawls, Averie Simpson, Makayla Thomas,

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

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Contestants Name: ___________________________________________________ Age_________ Date of Birth____________ Parent/Guardian Signature___________________________________ Phone Number____________________Address_________________________________________ Email Address____________________________________________________________________ Fees: ___________Pageant: $25 per contestant ___________Photogenic: $5 per photo (limit 2) Photos due at practice ___________Talent Show: $15 per act Total Amount Enclosed: ______________ Please make all checks payable to: Cleveland County Christmas Toy Drive./Tricia Gerard Forms and payments may be mailed to: Tricia Gerard P.O. Box 420 Rison Arkansas 71665

Forms can also be dropped off at the Elementary office at Rison, Kingsland or Woodlawn Schools. You may also bring them to practice on Dec. 3, 2013.

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Cleveland County Herald - November 13, 2013  

Cleveland County Herald - November 13, 2013

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