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This Week In Cleveland County Thursday, February 13 Rison Basketball Sr. Girls, Sr. Boys at Dermott 5 p.m. at Dermott Cleveland County Historical Society Meeting 7 p.m. Sturgis Library in Rison Friday, February 14 Happy Valentine’s Day! Rison Basketball Sr. Girls, Sr. Boys at Strong 5 p.m. at Strong Woodlawn Basketball Sr. Girls, Sr. Boys vs. Dermott 6 p.m. Woodlawn Gym Woodlawn Wrestling at Class 1A-5A State Tournament TBA at UALR

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Rison, Arkansas, Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Spears, Dollar Discuss City Council’s Concerns About Proposed 2-Cent Sales Tax

RISON - Cleveland County has agreed to honor the City of Rison’s contract with Waste Management should a proposed 2-cent sales tax for solid waste be approved by voters in May. Rison Mayor Vernon Dollar and Cleveland County Judge Gary Spears both confirmed the agreement in separate interviews with The Herald. Dollar said the two had a very

informal meeting last Thursday to discuss the sales tax issue after the mayor heard feedback from the city council on the matter last Tuesday night. Should the tax be approved, both incorporated municipalities inside the county - the cities of Rison and Kingsland - will have the option of taking a pro-rated amount of the tax money to be used for solid waste, or allow the county to keep the money

and run the program for them. The revenue generated through the tax is supposed to eliminate the need for trash fees inside both the cities and the county. In last’s week’s Rison City Council meeting, the council came to the conclusion that it would prefer having the county pay for the service if the tax is approved. However, there were concerns that the county may not honor the city’s existing contract

LITTLE ROCK - Cleveland County has the third fewest people who have enrolled in the new “Private Option” for health insurance coverage according to data released by the Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS) this week.

As of Feb. 6, the DHS reported that 303 people in Cleveland County had signed up for the “Private Option.” That was the third lowest number of any county in the state, despite having the eighth lowest population. Calhoun County, the least-popu-

lated county, had the fewest enrolled with 211 while Prairie County, with a population slightly higher than Cleveland County, was second lowest with 289. The program has earned the nickname “Private Option” because it uses federal money to expand health coverage for lower income families to buy private insurance plans for those families. This latest DHS data showed that enrollment in the “Private Option” has increased in every Arkansas county, with hundreds, and in many cases thousands, of people in each county now getting health care coverage under the new program. DHS rolled out the new numbers on the same day the state legislature opened the 2014 fiscal session. Debate over whether the state should continue funding the Private Option is taking front and center at the session. “We are pleased to see that enrollment has remained steady across the state,” said DHS Director John Selig. “We can tell word is really getting out about the program and people are really seeing its value.” In all, 96,950 people in Arkansas (see MORE page 10)

Cleveland County Has Third Fewest Private Option Signees “Private Option” Enrollment by County

Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church Food Pantry Open 9 to 10:30 a.m. Macedonia MBC Hwy. 35 South of Rison Rescheduled ACT Testing 8 a.m. Rison School Cafeteria Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church Food Pantry Open 9 to 10:30 a.m. Hwy. 35 South of Rison Rison Youth Baseball Sign-Ups 9 a.m. to Noon Farm Bureau Conference Room in Rison

Rison Basketball Jr. Girls in 7-2A East Semifinals 12:30 p.m. at Parkers Chapel Woodlawn Wrestling at Class 1A-5A State Tournament TBA University of Arkansas at Little Rock Country Dance with Gene Rainey Band 7 p.m. Hall-Morgan Veterans Building Monday, February 17 Happy President’s Day Banks, Government Offices Closed Tuesday, February 18 Rison/Woodlawn Baksetball Sr. Girls, Sr. Boys at 7-2A East District Tournament TBA at Norphlet Hall-Morgan American Legion Post Meeting 6:30 p.m. Hall-Morgan Veterans Building in Rison

News Briefs Transfer Station To Be Closed This Saturday

RISON - The Cleveland County Solid Waste Transfer Station on Hwy. 79 at Rison will be closed Saturday, Feb. 15, in observance of President’s Day, Judge Gary Spears has announced. It will re-open Tuesday, Feb. 18.

Kingsland Council To Meet on Feb. 24

KINGSLAND - The Kingsland City Council meeting has been moved from Monday, Feb. 17, to 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, due to the President’s Day Holiday, the city has announced. The eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry. Psalm 34:15

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Woodlawn Board Approves Bid For Technology Equipment WOODLAWN - The Woodlawn School unanimously approved a bid of $17,676.47 for new equipment that will be used in the new digital communications class that was started this year at the high school. High School Principal Jeff Wylie, who presented the bid to the school board during its regular monthly meeting Monday night, said this is the latest purchase from a $63,000 Careers in Technology grant the school received this year to establish the digital communications class. The $17,676.47 bid, awarded to South Arkansas Business Solutions of Pine Bluff, will be used to buy a 44-inch inkjet plotter, a laser printer, three camcorders and eight digital cameras. Wylie said the new class shows

students how to use technology in various applications. He said he recently came across some students shooting video in a hallway that was spliced with other shots to reveal a completely different scene. In addition to accepting the bid for the digital communications class, the school board also approved a new district-wide policy manual during Monday night’s meeting. An on-site review by the Arkansas Department of Education earlier this school year revealed that the district did not have a hard copy of all the district’s policy in one volume on campus. State guidelines require such a volume to be on campus so it can be reviewed upon request. Superintendent Dudley Hume, in a previous school board meeting,

RISON - The Cleveland County School Board renewed the contracts of all returning building principals and also gave Superintendent Johnnie Johnson permission to buy a used school bus during its regular monthly meeting Monday night. All five board members present for the meeting - Bruce Grubb, Charlene Freeman, William King, Harrell Wilson and Tony White - voted in favor of Johnson’s recommendation to renew the contracts for Kingsland Elementary Principal Danny Durey, Rison Elementary Principal Jeff McKinney and Rison High School Assistant Principal Davy King. The only principal’s contract that was not renewed was that of Rison High School Principal Kent Baggett, who has announced that he will be retiring at the end of his current contract in June. The board had accepted

his resignation in a previous meeting. That resignation will be effective at the end of his current contract in June. Johnson said after the meeting that he hopes to begin a search for a new high school principal soon. In other business, the board unanimously approved Johnson’s request to buy a used 65-passenger school bus from American Bus Sales for $43,900. The bus, a 2004 Bluebird with about 76,000 miles, will be used as a route bus at Kingsland. Johnson said he had success with used school buses while he was transportation director for the DeWitt School District. He said the used buses cost about half what a new bus would cost, and they performed well on regular bus routes. He said a new 65-passenger school (see CCSB page 10)

pointed out that the district has all the policies available online through the school district website. However, he said the district did not have a printed version of all those policies available. The volume approved by the school board Monday night reflects the latest changes in state law as sug(see WOODLAWN page 10)

with Waste Management, Inc., and if not, what kind of legal ramifications might the city face as a result? Rison is currently in the second year of a five-year agreement with Waste Management, Inc. to pick up and dispose of the city’s trash. Cleveland County is in the secondyear of a 10-year contract with Get Rid of It, Inc. Spears confirmed this week that he did tell Dollar the county would honor the city’s existing Waste Management contract. In fact, the judge said having Rison as part of the solid waste system could possibly help the county reduce its contract rates in the future as well. Several members of the Rison City Council said during Tuesday’s meeting that they have been pleased with the service they have received from Waste Management and did not want to change contractors. Future Options If the tax were to pass, Spears did not rule out that there could continue to be separate contracts for the city and the county. He noted that the county is currently operating its solid waste program without a signed contract with Get Rid of It, Inc. due to a dispute over the number of households being served. Spears said Get Rid of It claims it is picking up about 2,700 households in the county while the

county claims that figure should be closer to about 2,500. The judge said the county is currently trying to reconcile the addresses that Get Rid of It claims with the addresses they have in their billing system. He said he will not sign the contract until the county and Get Rid of It can come to an agreement on the number of households being served. Even if the agreement is ultimately signed by the county, Spears said it includes language that allows either party to withdraw from the contract by notifying the other party in writing 45 days in advance. Regional Landfill? Spears said solid waste is a hot topic not only for Cleveland County, but most other local governments in the region as well. He said Monticello Mayor Allen Maxwell has been leading a discussion of possibly having Cleveland, Bradley, Drew and Lincoln Counties go in together to build a landfill that would serve all four counties. All four counties, as well as the City of Monticello, are members of the Southeast Arkansas Solid Waste Board, which meets on a regular basis to discuss solid waste issues. Spears said one of the greatest expenses of a solid waste program is the “tipping fees” for dumping waste (see SOLID WASTE page 10)

RISON - Four more justices of the peace from the nine-member Cleveland County Quorum Court have announced their intentions to seek reelection this year. Dist. 9 Justice Charles Rodgers of Rison, the dean of the quorum court having served since 1992, told The Herald after last week’s quorum court meeting that he intends to run again. He was joined by Dist. 2 Justice Donald Triplett of New Edinburg, Dist. 4 Justice Alex Tilley of the “Y” community, and Dist. 7 Justice Bruce Brown of Pansy in announcing their intentions to seek another term in office. Tilley will be after his second term while Brown will be pursuing his third. Triplett will be going after his fifth. Rodgers and Triplett are running as Democrats while Brown and Tilley are running as Republicans.

Dist. 6 Justice Owen Rushing of Woodlawn had previously announced his intentions to seek another term. The filing period for all offices is noon Monday, Feb. 24, through noon Monday, March 3. Six countywide officers - County Judge Gary Spears, Sheriff Jack Rodgers, Tax Collector Marcel Jacks, Assessor Donna Sims, Treasurer Jack Hopson and Coroner John Reed - have all announced they will be seeking re-election. None have an announced opponent. The only countywide officer not running again is County/Circuit Clerk Sharon Gray, who has announced that she is retiring. That vacant seat has also generated the only contested local race so far this election cycle. Deputy Clerk Mary Green, a Democrat, will be facing Jimmy Cummings, a Republican, in the Nov. 4 general election.

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CCSB OKs Contracts For Three Principals

COUNTY GETS FIRST SNOWFALL OF THE SEASON - Fresh snow along the banks of a frozen creek in northern Cleveland County created the perfect winter landscape scene last Saturday morning after the county received its first round of winter precipation this season. Forecasts initially called for just a dusting of snow last Friday night, but it turned out to be anywhere from two to three inches for many parts of the county. The snow moved in at about 6 p.m. Friday and continued throughout much of the night, leaving many roads snow covered Saturday morning. The Arkansas Highway Department website showed all the major roads covered in snow Saturday morning. Cleveland County Judge Gary Spears said other than a few cars sliding off the highways, there were no major problems from last week’s storm. Last Friday’s snow was supposed to have been the first of three possible rounds of winter weather, but a snow predicted for Monday night never materialized. A second round of winter weather moved into the county Tuesday night, covering roadways in the southern part of the county with sleet and snow. Both the Cleveland County and Woodlawn School Districts dismissed classes Wednesday as a result.

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Senior Citizens Center RISON - The Cleveland County Senior Citizens Center is open weekdays with lunches served each day. Bingo games with prizes are held from 10 to 11 a.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. For more information about the Senior Citizens Center and its programs, call center director Mary Van Ness at (870) 325-6259. Guest Speakers The center hosts different guests speakers each month beginning at 10:30 a.m. each date. Guest speakers include: Feb. 13 - Mark Cash will bring the devotional Feb. 20 - Bro. Richard Rogers of Rison United Methodist Church will bring the devotional Feb. 27 - Bro. James Wehunt of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church will bring the devotional Lunch Menu (Served 11:30 a.m.) Thursday, Feb. 13 - Sliced turkey breast, giblet gravy, cornbread dress-

ing, French green beans, dinner roll, German chocolate cake, milk. Friday, Feb. 14 - Salisbury beef with brown gravy, garlic whipped potatoes, broccoli, dinner roll, white cake with strawberry frosting, milk. Monday, Feb. 17 - Salisbury steak, brown gravy, yellow rice, garden vegetables, dinner roll, fresh orange, milk. Tuesday, Feb. 18 - Ham with white beans, seasoned cabbage, glazed beets, cornbread, banana pudding, milk. Wednesday, Feb. 19 - Chicken dumplings, green peas, okra and tomatoes, dinner roll, glazed yellow cake, milk. Thursday, Feb. 20 - Smothered meatballs, garlic whipped potatoes, parslied rice, wheat bread, carnival cookie, milk. Friday, Feb. 21 - Breaded chicken patty, baked beans, coleslaw, hamburger bun, hot peaches, milk, mayonnaise.

School Lunches RISON/KINGSLAND Monday - School out for President’s Day. Tuesday - Breakfast: Cereal, cheese stick, fruit, juice and milk. Lunch: Beef fingers, mashed potatoes with gravy, peas and carrots, fruit and milk. Grades 6-12 will have a choice of regular tray or baked potato tray. Wednesday - Breakfast: Breakfast pizza, fruit, juice and milk. Lunch: Taco salad with lettuce, tomato and cheese, seasoned pinto beans, salsa, graham crackers, fruit and milk. Grades 6-12 will have a choice of regular tray or salad tray. Thursday - Breakfast: Sausage and biscuit, fruit, juice and milk. Lunch: Corn dog, mustard, baked beans, seasoned corn, fruit and milk. Grades 612 will have a choice of regular tray or baked potato tray. Friday - Breakfast: Cereal, yogurt, fruit, juice and milk. Lunch: Hamburger on wheat bun, lettuce, tomato, pickles, mustard/mayonnaise, french fries, ketchup, marshmallow rice square, fruit and milk. Grades 6-12 will have a choice of regular tray or salad tray.


WOODLAWN Monday - School out for President’s Day. Tuesday - Breakfast: Biscuit and gravy, cereal with fruit, milk and juice. Lunch: Hamburgers, sandwich cups, fries with ketchup, chilled pears, chocolate chip cookie and milk. Line two: Chicken salad, broccoli and carrot sticks, crackers, mandarin oranges, cheese sticks and milk. Wednesday - Breakfast: Ham and cheese biscuit, cereal with fruit, milk and juice. Lunch: Vegetable soup, cheese toast, crackers, tossed salad, chilled pineapple and milk. Line two: Crispitos, broccoli with ranch, pinto beans, salsa, peaches and milk. Thursday - Breakfast: Breakfast bagels, cereal with fruit, milk and juice. Lunch: Steak fingers, cream potatoes, black-eyed peas, tossed salad, rolls, peaches and milk. Line two: Ham and cheese, sandwich cups, carrot sticks with ranch, fruit cocktail and milk. Friday - Breakfast: Biscuit and sausage, cereal with fruit, milk and juice. Lunch: Chicken fajitas, pinto beans, lettuce/tomatoes, salsa, orange smiles, spice cake and milk.Line two: Chicken burgers, sandwich cups, corn on the cob, baked beans, applesauce and milk.


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New Edinburg By James Boney “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.� - Psalm 3:5-6 Birthdays this week include: Kim Dunn - Feb. 10, Rachel Jones and Floyd Leaks - Feb. 11, Jamie Russell - Feb. 12. Happy Anniversary to: Jerry and Frances Langford - Feb. 12 and Tully and Norma McCoy - Feb. 13. For you out-of-towners: we received about an inch of snow here Friday night, and more snow is predicted for this week as of this writing. Coming soon: New Edinburg Community Center will hold an auc-

tion and barbecue on March 1st. If you have auction items to donate, please do so. All donation proceeds go to paying off the $23,000 left on the building note. Contact Melody Spears at 870-510-6388. Also, Melody reports that bookings for the center are heavy for February and March with most weekends in June and July already taken, so if you’re interested in renting the place, get with her soon. Please feel free to share items of interest for this column: birthdays, anniversaries, events, historical items of note, pictures, or whatever you feel moved to send. This column will appear on the internet at http://WeAreTheEagles.blogspot. com. Go Eagles.

Southern Hills SIPES COTTAGE #1 All residents were visited by Doris Austin. Nelline Rippy was visited by Lauren Ashley. WILSON COTTAGE #2 All residents were visited by Phyllis Reed and Rison United Methodist Church Devotional. Shirley Jackson was visited by Betty Wilkes and Ruby Adair. Gladys Spakes was visited by Doris Austin, Nell Hyatt, Carolyn Rauls, Carolyn Spakes, Jerry Spakes, Wanda Lain, Crystal Lily, Violet Jennings, Ashley, Madelyn, Olivia and Hazel Ruth Thompson. Rita Reep was visited by Doris Austin, Irene Wooley, Carolyn Rauls, Connie, Opal, Austin, Wanda Lain, Crystal Lily, Violet Jennings, Ashley, Madelyn, Olivia and Hazel Ruth Thompson. Bertie Rowland was visited by Doris Austin. Lucille Hendrix was visited by Doris Austin, Shirley Allison and Jerry Ritchey. Ruby Rodgers was visited by Doris Austin. Frances Lee was visited by Peggy and Eli Blackledge, Shirley Mullin, Connie Womack, Sandy Hodges, and Cambree McQueen. McKINNEY COTTAGE #3 Lizzie Case was visited by Marnett and Jake Jacobs. Lorene Morrison was visted by Jerry Spakes. Doris Austin visited Lorene Morrison, Hattie Holmes, Dorothy Blundell, Elvalee Sipes and Syble Langston. Eathlel Meeks celebrated her 84th Birthday Monday, Feb. 10. Maxine Phillips celebrated her 89th Birthday with a party. Guests

included: Barbara Phillips, Hunter Davis, C.J. Davis, Tim Silney, Robin Silney, Spencer Silney, Tiffani Silney, Kaci Silney, Eugene Davis, Samantha Davis, Wesley Davis, Wyatt Davis, Justin Brasher, Taylor Trace. SADLER COTTAGE #4 Gwen Rhodes was visited by Mary Ann Powell. Hankey Gwin was visited by Artie Gwin, Tracy Gwin, Tyler Gwin, David Dempsey and Nancy Dempsey. Juanice Reed was visited by Doris Austin. Eugene Granderson was visited by Ida Hightower. CURRY COTTAGE #5 Gertrude Koon and all residents were visited by Mary Ann Powell. John Isaac Hartley was visited by Doris Austin. PUTERBAUGH COTTAGE #6 Robbie Miller was visited by Susie Miller and Allen Wilson. Patsy Wilson was visited by Ruth Phillips, Doris Austin, Allen Wilson, Irene Wooley, Carolyn Rauls and Bro. Doney Blackerby. Virginia Offutt was visited by Wanda Fae Mitchell and Janey Russell. Robbie Hart was visited by Charles and Emma Jean Eyell, Cindy Briant, Betty Grace, Nedreva Beck, Jimmy and Linda Crawford, Bobby and Brenda Erwin, Dean Hogancomp and Steven Weaks. Birdie Reed was visited by Louise Reed. E. T. Thornberry was visited by Virginia Steitler, Glen Steitler, Walter Steitler, Mary Steitler, Faith Steitler, John Steitler, Johnny Scarberry and Kris Nichols. Zerlene Hogg was visited by Peggy King.

News Briefs Kingsland Council To Meet on Feb. 24

KINGSLAND - The regular monthly meeting of the Rison City Council has been moved to 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, due to the third Monday being the President’s Day Holiday. Kingsland Recorder/Treasurer Leann Huntley noted that Kingsland City Hall will be closed on Monday, Feb. 17. The Kingsland City Council usually meets the third Monday of each month.

Auction, BBQ Planned For New Edin. Center

NEW EDINBURG - The New Edinburg Community Center will be hosting a barbeque and auction on Saturday, March 1, Melody Spears has announced. Spears said the fundraiser is an attempt to raise enough money to pay the Center’s bank note off. She noted that the New Edinburg Community Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization so any monies donated are tax-deductible. If interested in donating , you can mail your donation to NECC, P.O. Box 23, New Edinburg, AR 71660. “At this time we are also seeking items or your craft projects for our auction,� Spears said. “They must be new or slightly used items� Some of the items donated so far, according to Spears, are a six-man tent, a turkey deep fryer, decorative cake plate, exercise equipment, entertainment center, and lots more. For more information contact Melody Spears at (870) 510-6388 or her Facebook page or the Center’s page.

Valentine’s Dance To Be Held Friday Night At West Saline Center

NEW EDINBURG - The West Saline Community Center at New Edinburg will be hosting a Valentine’s Dance from 7 p.m. to midnight this Friday, Feb. 14, WSCC secretary LaVetrice Gill has announced. Admission to the dance will be $5 per person. Pictures will be available for $3 each from 7 to 9 p.m. Gill said refreshments will also be available. “Come and enjoy an evening of dancing and socializing with us,� she said. At present, Gill said the center has no vacancies in the storage rooms. She asked that local residents remember the WSCC when needing a place to hold parties. If you book with us every year at the same time, please contact LaVetrice Gill (870352-8527 home or 870-220-1840 cell) to insure your day(s) since we have no records of rentals to go by. “As always, we would like to thank everyone for his or her support,� Gill said.



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By Janet Tharpe Show someone how much you care by whipping up something special this Valentine’s Day. And, Lorie Roach’s Layers of Love Torte is the perfect treat! Each layer has a distinct flavor, but they combine to create an overall richness that is simply to-die-for. Easy to prepare and pretty to serve, this one is a must-try. See step-by-step photos of Lorie’s recipe plus thousands more from home cooks nationwide at: You’ll also find a meal planner, coupons and chances to win! Enjoy and remember, use “just a pinchâ€?... -Janet “This torte is easy, yet elegant!â€? - Lorie Roach, Buckatunna, MS (Pop. 3,689) What You Need: 1 pkg chocolate sandwich cookies, finely crumbled or ground in a food processor 6 tbsp butter, melted and cooled 2 c heavy cream 1 1/4 c powdered sugar, divided 12 oz cream cheese, softened to room temp, divided 1/2 c cookie butter 3 tbsp heavy cream, divided 1/2 c hazelnut spread 1/2 c peanut butter Directions: • Preheat oven to 350. Place a 9-in springform pan on a baking sheet. • Stir together the cookie crumbs and the melted butter until just moistened. Press the crumbs evenly over the bottom and up the sides of the pan. • Bake for 10 min, then cool completely on wire rack. • Beat 2 c of the heavy cream with a wire whisk until foamy. Slowly add 1/4 c powdered sugar and beat until stiff peaks form. Refrigerate until needed. • In another bowl, beat 4 oz cream cheese, 1/3 c powdered sugar, 1/2 c cookie butter, and 1 tbsp heavy cream until very smooth. Fold in 1/3 of the whipped cream to the cookie butter mixture and spread evenly in the bottom of the crust. • Rinse out bowl and beaters and beat another 4 oz cream cheese, 1/3 c powdered sugar, 1/2 cup hazelnut spread, and 1 c heavy cream until smooth. Fold in another 1/3 of the whipped cream. Spread evenly on cookie butter layer. • Rinse bowl and beat the remaining cream cheese, 1/3 c powdered sugar, 1/2 c peanut butter, and 1 tbsp heavy cream. Fold in remaining whipped cream. Spread over hazelnut spread layer. • Chill torte in the fridge for 8 hours or overnight. Š Just A Pinch Recipe Club. Used by Permission.

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Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF CLEVELAND COUNTY, ARKANSAS PROBATE DIVISION IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF MARGARET ANN TATUM, DECEASED NO. PR-2014-2-1 NOTICE OF PROBATE OF WILL AND FILING OF CLAIMS Last Known Address of Decedent: P. O. Box 365, 701 South Main, Rison, Arkansas 71665. Date of Death: April 22, 2013. An instrument dated January 24, 2014, was on the 29th day of January, 2014, admitted to probate as the Last Will of the above named decedent and the undersigned have been appointed co-executors thereunder. A contest of the probate of the Will can be effected only by filing a Petition within the time provided by law. All persons having claims against the estate must exhibit them, duly verified, to the undersigned within six (6) months from the date of the first publication of this notice, or they shall be forever barred and precluded from any benefit in the estate. Provided, that claims for injury or death caused by the negligence of the decedent shall be filed within six (6) months from the date of the first publication of the notice, or they shall be forever barred and precluded from any benefit in such estate. This notice first published on the 5th day of February, 2014. William Marks Sadler Stanley Mical Sadler c/o Humphries, Odum & Eubanks Attorneys at Law P. O. Box 526 Rison, Arkansas 71665

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Head Start/CCSD To Host Rison Elem. Honor Roll Healthcare Meeting Tues.

WOODLAWN JUNIOR HIGH QUIZ BOWL FINISHES THIRD - The Woodlawn Junior High Quiz Bowl Team placed third in the Class 2A Regional Quiz Bowl Tournament held recently in Monticello. The team will go on to compete in the State Finals on Feb. 22nd in Conway. Pictured are (left to right) Coach Reasa Britt, Will Richardson, Jacob Wright, Chance Johnson, Laura Sawyer, Maggie Gavin, Alison Young and scorekeeper Amber Pierce Scoles.

Natural Gas Prices To Effect Electric Cooperative Prices Little Rock - Arkansas electric cooperatives are setting new peaks for power consumption this winter as it is the coldest winter the state has experienced in 20 years. Higher-than-normal usage results in higher-than-normal bills, and this year higher prices in the natural gas market have added to the burden on consumers. “The cold weather and increasing demand has caused natural gas prices to jump 18 percent in the last month and approximately 47 percent in the past year,” said Duane Highley, president and CEO of the Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas. “Natural gas that was priced at $4 per million BTU not quite a year ago was recently offered for electric generation in Arkansas at almost $40 per million BTU. This represents a 1,000 percent increase, which is unimaginable.” Highley said that the level of coal-based generation in Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation’s (AECC) generation resources protected electric cooperative members from the full effect of the spike in natural gas prices. “AECC’s mission is to provide electric cooperative members with reliable and affordable electricity,” he said. “AECC owns coal, hydro, and gas-based generation stations throughout Arkansas, plus the cooperative has agreements for wind energy. This fuel diversity provides reliable supply, and it also helps moderate pricing levels. Furthermore, AECC uses an economic dispatch approach to selecting the generation sources that are used. If we can purchase energy from another provider at a rate less than our generation cost, then we pursue this option to ultimately obtain savings

for cooperative members. Our membership in the MISO (Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc.) market enabled AECC to purchase wholesale energy below AECC’s gas production cost this past month, thus shielding our members from the full effect of rate volatility caused by the spike in natural gas costs.” According to Highley, the good news is the high natural gas prices are hopefully temporary, and will return to normal as demand decreases. However, natural gas prices are based on regional and national demand levels and priced by commodity markets. “Unfortunately, the natural gas commodity market is the most volatile of all commodity markets. This is one of the reasons that AECC and other electric cooperatives employ diverse fuel sources in our generation portfolio and why we are fighting hard to keep coal plants as part of this mix. We dispatch our coal units as much as possible, because they provide our members with lower prices than gas. Although the EPA’s goal is to shutter coal plants, this year’s winter proves that such a move would diminish our reliable and affordable electric supply in Arkansas.” The Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas comprise 17 electric distribution cooperatives; Arkansas Electric Cooperatives, Inc. (AECI), a Little Rock-based cooperative that provides services to the distribution cooperatives; and Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corp. (AECC), a generation and transmission cooperative. The distribution cooperatives provide electricity to approximately 500,000 homes, farms and businesses in Arkansas and surrounding states.

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RISON - Cleveland County Head Start and the Cleveland County School District are sponsoring a parent meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, in the Rison School Cafeteria on how to obtain affordable healthcare through the Affordable Healthcare Act. The University of Arkansas/Partners for Inclusive Communities offer free assistance to anyone wishing to apply. Cost to receive healthcare coverage in the Health Insurance Marketplace is based on income. For lower income adults, Arkansas has recently revised the criteria for acceptance into the Medicaid program, so even if you’ve been turned down in the past it may be beneficial

to re-apply. Enrollment in the program ends March 31, 2014. The Health Insurance Marketplace is a new way for individuals, families, and small businesses to get healthcare coverage. The plans offered through the Marketplace offer these 10 benefits: outpatient services, emergency services, hospitalization, maternity newborn care, prescription drugs, laboratory services, mental health and substance use disorder and treatment, preventive and wellness services, chronic disease management, pediatric services including dental and vision, and rehabilitation services.

News Briefs GOP Candidates Need Rison Class of 1964 To File With Co. Party Looking for Classmates RISON - All persons desiring to be Republican candidates for public office or a Cleveland County Republican Committeeman/woman and delegates to the County Convention shall pay the filing fees to the Secretary of the Cleveland County Republican Committee, Lanis Lindsey, 6500 Hwy. 79 North, Rison, AR 71665; or by calling (870) 3257204. The official filing period for candidates seeking any office will be from noon Monday, Feb. 24, through noon Monday, March 3.

RISON - The Rison High School Class of 1964 is playing a 50-year reunion and we need your help in locating these people. If you know where the following people are, whether it is an address or phone number, please call Barbara Ashcraft at (870) 692-1864: Diane Davidson Adams Sue Cameron Conner Judy Rauls Penny Billie Marie Adams Lain Walter Patrick Boyd Glen Barber Betty Emerson.

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

ACT Testing Re-Set For Saturday at Rison

RISON - The ACT test that was cancelled last Saturday, Feb. 8, due to snow has been rescheduled for 8 a.m. this Saturday, Feb. 15, in the Rison School cafeteria, Rison High School principal Kent Baggett has announced.

Alcoholic, Narcotics Anonymous Meets Mondays in Rison

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

Rison Youth Baseball Sign-Ups This Sat.

RISON - Sign-ups for the Rison Youth Baseball League will be held from 9 a.m. to noon this Saturday, Feb. 15, at the Farm Bureau conference room in Rison. The cost is $50 per child. For more information, call Tony White at (870) 250-0426 or Jason Hall at (870) 918-1818.

Woodlawn Baseball, Softball Sign-Ups To Be Held Saturday

WOODLAWN - The Woodlawn Sports Complex will be having baseball and softball sign-ups from 10 a.m. to noon this Saturday, Feb. 15, and again Saturday, Feb. 22, at the County Store. The registration fee is $55 and we must have a copy of the child’s birth certificate in order to register them. We will also have late registration on March 1 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Country Store. Late Registration fee is $65. For more information, please contact Chris Powell at (870) 489-4676 or Angela Melhorn at (870) 6925535.

the first, third and fifth Saturdays of each month at the Hall-Morgan Veterans Building in Rison beginning at 7 p.m. each time. Admission is $5. The next dance will be held Saturday, Feb. 15.

Spay, Neuter Clinic For Cats Feb. 18-20

MONTICELLO - The Humane Society of Southeast Arkansas in cooperation with 4 West Veterinary Clinic, will sponsor a spay and neuter clinic for felines/cats Feb. 18-20, Dr. Douglas Mullins, DVM has announced. The cost is $30 male or female. A current rabies shot is required by state law before surgery. Rabies shots are $8. To make an appointment, call 870367-2469. The clinic is located at 120 Greenfield Drive in Monticello.

Hall-Morgan Post Will Meet Tuesday, Feb. 18

RISON - The Hall-Morgan Post 83 of the American Legion will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, at the Hall-Morgan Veterans Building located across the courthouse in Rison.

Farm Bureau Elects ‘14 County Directors

RISON - The Cleveland County Farm Bureau recently elected its 2014 Board of Directors. The board is as follows: Bryan Swinney, president; James E. Attwood, first vicepresident; J. Mack Tooke, second vice-president; and Jason Coburn, secretary and treasurer. The meeting was conducted Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, at the Farm Bureau office located at 502 South Main in Rison.

RISON - Rison Elementary has announced its second nine-weeks and first semester honor roll. Kindergarten All A’s Second Nine Weeks - Hannah Baxter, Deviona Bell, Braylin Bennett, Marcus Bishop, Marcela Castillo, Haven Culpepper, James Drye, Amanda Durham, Daniel Farrer, Nathan Gardner, Jacob Gorman, Lily Gray, Marissa Gray, Raymond Higdon, Faith Landers, Dalton Lee, Eryja Marks, Tai’Shaun Marks, Jeremiah Marshall, Noah Matheson, Jernie Morgan, Kate Morrison, Alexis Pennington, Bryce Phillips, Jaquis Rauls, Malorie Scales, Landen Shirley, Aaron Smith, Ky’anna Smith, Mallory Stuckey, Elissa Summar, Bentley Taylor, Reanina Taylor, Brinya Watson, Taylor Watson, Cardarrion Wells, Charderick Wells, Emma White, Peyton Wood. A/B Second Nine Weeks - Emma Crutchfield, Josie Farrer, Cayson Jenkins, Mia Johnston, David Salvador, Hunter Terry, Brittni Tew, Ashley Watt. All A’s First Semester - Hannah Baxter, Deviona Bell, Braylin Bennett, Marcus Bishop, Marcela Castillo, Emma Crutchfield, Haven Culpepper, James Drye, Amanda Durham, Daniel Farrer, Nathan Gardner, Jacob Gorman, Lily Gray, Raymond Higdon, Mia Johnston, Faith Landers, Dalton Lee, Eryja 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, Reanina Taylor, Brinya Watson, Taylor Watson, Cardarrion Wells, Emma White, Peyton Wood. A/B First Semester - Josie Farrer, Cayson Jenkins, David Salvador, Malorie Scales, Landen Shirey, Ky’anna Smith, Hunter Terry, Brittni Tew, Ashley Watt, Charderick. First Grade All A’s Second Nine Weeks - Wesley Barton, Noah Coburn, Madalynn Davis, Mason Edmonds, James Ento, Joshua Gorman, John David Green, Tate Hall, Lilyanna Jablonski, James Lee Jacobs, Carlese Johnson, Cayla Johnson, Megan King, Tucker McKnight, Layne Potter, Harley Rowland, Brayden Socia, Coy Socia, Aaron Tilley, Coddie Ann Warwick, Thomas Wilson. A/B Second Nine Weeks - Ella Claire Ashcraft, Mason Berry, Judd Bowlin, Hallie Cox, Chamira Crain, Brianna Ferrell, Landon James, Pharrell Lewis, Emily McCoskey, Carrie Morgan, Ryan Rauls, Wil Reed, Nathan Rice, Sedrick Sledge, Mary Taylor, Dan’trez Wainwright, Lajuan Washington, Devin Wilson, Elizabeth Yaws, Candice Young. All A’s First Semester - Wesley Barton, Noah Coburn, Chamira Crain, Madalynn Davis, Mason Edmonds, James Ento, John David Green, Tate Hall, Lilyanna Jablonski, James Lee Jacobs, Carlese Johnson, Cayla Johnson, Megan King, Tucker McKnight, Layne Potter, Wil Reed, Harley Rowland, Brayden Socia, Coy Socia, Aaron Tilley, Coddie Ann Warwick, Thomas Wilson, Candice Young. A/B First Semester - Mason Berry, Judd Bowlin, Hallie Cox, Brianna Ferrell, Joshua Gorman, Colton Hebert, Landon James, Pharrell Lewis, Cole McDaniel, Chris Melton, Carrie Morgan, Ryan Rauls, Chandler Reeves, Nathan Rice, Sedrick Sledge, Alexis Taylor, Mary Taylor, Dan’trez Wainwright, Lajuan Washington, Devin Wilson, Elizabeth Yaws.

Second Grade All A’s Second Nine Weeks - Fallon Johnson, Aidan Mays, Caroline Morrison, Owen Morrison, Eli Rawls, Makayla Thomas, Andrew Wood. A/B Second Nine Weeks - Loren Arnold, Abby Bailey, Donald Farrer, Harley Freeman, Jaxson Gross, Vanessa Grubb, Aaron Mayfield, Jared Saeler, Averie Simpson, Amelia Stewart, Emily Taylor. All A’s First Semester - Fallon Johnson, Aidan Mays, Caroline Morrison, Owen Morrison, Eli Rawls, Averie Simpson, Makayla Thomas, Andrew Wood. A/B First Semester - Loren Arnold, Abby Bailey, Trey Ballard, Harley Freeman, Ja’carious Green, Jaxson Gross, Nessa Grubb, Elijah Mason, Aaron Mayfield, Jared Saeler, Amelia Stewart, Emily Taylor. Third Grade All A’s Second Nine Weeks - Eli Ashcraft, Emma Green, Jade Keaton, Julie Roberts. A/B Second Nine Weeks - Shermyah Bracey, Tayrn Bunton, Riley Butcher, Alex Conner, Brendon Cummings, Blaine Dixon, Haley Fultz, La’drea Hamilton, Avery Hopson, Tre’vion Johnson, Drew Roshell, Kaci Silvey, Morgan Smith, Judd Terry, Presley Totty, Luearron Wilson, Sydney Wilson, Tristian Young. All A’s First Semester - Eli Ashcraft, Emma Green, Jade Keaton, Julie Roberts. A/B First Semester - Johnathan Baxter, Shermyah Bracey, Riley Butcher, Blaine Dixon, Haley Fultz, La’drea Hamilton, Avery Hopson, Kaci Silvey, Judd Terry, Presley Totty, Luearron Wilson, Tristian Young. Fourth Grade All A’s Second Nine Weeks - Jacson Anderson, Haley Boyd, Larry Hayes, Eli Herrington, Kalyn Howard, Addison King, Trent Lawson, Chris Puckett, Dawson Stuckey, Chase Wells, Davis Wilson, Nicholas Wilson. A/B Second Nine Weeks - Destiny Banks, Asia Cook, Kayleigh Jones, Harleigh Power, Belle Stewart, Aislynn Stocks, Ethin Summar. All A’s First Semester - Molly Freeman, Jewelya Morrison, Aislynn Stocks. A/B First Semester - Jaden Clevenger, Asia Cook, Ethan Hall, Taylor Hudman, Kayleigh Jones, Weston Kinley, Alexis Mayfield, Harleigh Power, Belle Stewart, Ethin Summar. Fifth Grade All A’s Second Nine Weeks - Garrett Cowart, Krysta Ray, Lauren Reed. A/B Second Nine Weeks - Jacob Brown, Britney Cox, Hayden Culpepper, Lailah Harding, Cole Keese, Kaitlyn Lee, Brent Morris, Daniel Rawls, Maylee Roberts, Hope Wells, Marissa Wells. All A’s First Semester - Jaxon Anderson, Larry Hayes, Chris Puckett, Dawson Stuckey, Davis Wilson, Nicholas Wilson. A/B First Semester - Haley Boyd, Jacob Brown, Britney Cox, Brock Culpepper, Eli Herrington, Kalyn Howard, Addison King, Trent Lawson, Kaitlyn Lee, Jerrel Marshall, Brent Morris, Chase Wells, Hope Wells, Marissa Wells.

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Rowell By Mary Ann Parrish I’m tired of cold weather, ready for the spring to pounce on us! I like many others have been house bound since this icy cold weather has been here. All churches are reported to have had great services this past Sunday. God is still working in Cleveland County. Please continue prayers for Mrs. Bettie Hoover who is still in the hospital. Prayers for the family of Thomas Hankins who passed away this past Sunday. Prayers for the family Joe Helms who passed away this past Sunday. The Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church teens will have a Valentine Banquet this Saturday night at the Fellowship Hall at Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church. Please come out and support our teens. Senior night for the Woodlawn seniors who play basketball and cheer for the school. The games start at 6 p.m. this Friday night. The Woodlawn Junior High teams will be playing in the District tournament this week at Parker Chapel. So many still sick with the flu and the stomach virus. Several in the community have love ones who live and work at Trinity Village and they have been under quarantine for the Novisvirus! Praying that they will all be well soon. Mrs. Sharon DeAlmond from Warren has been visiting with Betty Jacks and Patti Wilson this week. Miss Maggie Claire Hawkins spent the weekend with us and we enjoyed having her so much. Since all of my grand’s are grown, I had forgotten how precious seeing things through the eyes of a 3-year-old was. I enjoyed watching the video by David Lewis called “I’ve Been Everywhere” featuring Mr J. Murray Young of Rye riding on his tractor. The video shows clippings of several places I had actually seen myself and especially the Trucksville Store. As I walk back in my memory, I was thinking about how people use to do when someone was very sick and the death of a love one. When people were very sick and dying they usually were sent home, where their family and friends took turns sitting up with them around the clock. The same was after they had passed away. When my grandmother was sick, our family sit with her around the clock and being a small child, I did not understand how serious the occasion was. I remember how my Dad, mom, Aunts and Uncles were there all the time. The kids were not allowed to make noise. in other words we were to be seen and not heard. Before my grandmother became really bad, I would spend the night with her and they had put her hospital bed in the living room. Grandaddy and I would cook (mostly granddaddy) the meals and clean the house. At night we would turn on the radio and listen to country music, mostly Grand Ole Opry, and then we would play a game of checkers. My grandfather was a gruff man but he loved his family. He let this little

girl, who was probably more in his way, stay every night when she could. He would entertain me till his bedtime and then he would fix me a pallet on the couch. I’ve told you how he taught me too cook a meal using one pan, so we would not have so many to wash afterwards. Every night before we went to sleep, my grandmother would read the “Twenty third Psalms” out loud and when she got to sick too read I would read it for her. As her illness got worse, they moved her bed to the bedroom and the family would sit in there with her and most of the time we kids were not allowed in that room. When my grandmother passed away, her body was brought home. I can remember how the neighbors came and sat in the room with her until someone else came and took over. The odd thing was I do not never remember being scared during this time. When Don and our family lived at Watson Chapel, we attended church at Whiteville Missionary Baptist Church. We had an elder lady who had never married and had no family. Our church was her family. When she got sick and knew she was dying, she asked our pastor only one request and that was for us (the church) not to leave her at the funeral home alone for she didn’t have no where to be brought home. After Miss Ashcraft passed away, we set up a schedule of who would sit with her until funeral time and what time we would relieve each other.

Woodlawn Elementary Honor Roll A friend of mine and I sat one night from 8 till 12. The pastor’s son and another man was to come at 12 and stay till 6 the next morning. Well you can probably tell where I’m going with this but as you guessed it, Neil ended up being by himself from 12 till 6 a.m. Now I’m not saying he was scared being in that funeral home with no one but him and the body. He told us that about 2 a.m., he started hearing sounds and as he sat up very straight trying to figure out what it was, all at once he heard this moaning. That was all it took, he told Miss Ashcraft he was sorry but ran for the door. When he got outside he remembered the promise his dad had made. Well he stayed there all night but he sat outside on the steps till daylight. I can’t keep from laughing about it every time I think of it. I never knew of anyone after that who brought the body home or sat the night with them after they had passed away. Times have changed the way we do a lot of things. A lot for the better. A lot I wish we still did! My verse this week comes from Revelation 1:8 “ I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.” I hope you all are able to go to the church of your choice with your family this Sunday. God bless you and yours and God bless America!

Church Briefs Macedonia To Open Bro. Rocky Goodwin Food Pantry Saturday To Speak at Bethel #1 RISON - Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church near Rison will open its Food Pantry from 9 to 10:30 a.m. this Saturday, Feb. 15, at the church. Macedonia is located on Hwy. 35, about seven miles south of Rison.

Rison District COGIC Plans 3-Day Revival

RISON -Has life become difficult to manage? Are you experiencing trouble and disappointment on every hand? Wondering what the next day will bring? Well take a little time to be revived at the Rison Fellowship District of th Church of God in Christ’s threeday revival to be held Wednesday, Feb. 5, through Friday, Feb. 7. Evangelist Vivian Phillips, the First Lady of Tate Temple Church of God in Christ, will kick off the revival Wednesday. Hosting the revival will be Elder E.B. Lea and the Harris Temple Memorial COGIC in Kingsland. Services will start at 7 p.m. nightly.

Bethel No. 1 Giving Away Cookies Sat.

RISON - Bethel No. 1 Missionary Baptist Church at Rison will be giving away packages of homemade Valentine’s cookies from 1 to 3 p.m. this Saturday, Feb. 15, at the church. Pastor John Fulmer and the congregation of Bethel No. 1 invites the community to stop by for this free holiday treat. Bethel No. 1 is located on Hwy. 35 about 1.5 miles west of the Hwy. 79 intersection at Rison.

RISON - Bro. Rocky Goodwin of Evangelistic International Ministries (EIM) will be the special guest speaker during the Sunday morning worship services at Bethel No. 1 Missionary Baptist Church at Rison this week. Bro. Goodwin’s ministry, based in Warren, conducts missionary work in Central America, Africa and Asia. Bethel No. 1 is located on Hwy. 35 North about 1.5 miles west of the Hwy. 79 intersection at Rison.

Kedron COGIC Will Host ‘Women in Red’

KEDRON - Elder Arthur R. Sledge and the Kedron Church of God in Christ will be hosting the “Women in Red” for ladies in the Rison District at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16. You are invited to an evening of praise and worship as we celebrate the goodness of the Lord.

Rison Methodist Men To Host Chili Supper

RISON - The Rison United Methodist Men have announced that their Annual Chili Supper will be held from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday Feb. 28, at the RUMC Family Life Center. There will be a variety of homemade chili and desserts. Dine-in or carry-out will be available. Tickets are available from any Rison United Methodist Man, the church office, or at the door. The price is $5 for adults and $3 for youth. Money raised will be used for missions in Rison! For more information call (870) 3256568.

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WOODLAWN - Woodlawn Elementary has announced its second nine-weeks and first semester honor roll. Mrs. Donna Johnston’s Kindergarten All S’s Second Nine Weeks - Baylee Aud, Jake Gossett, Addison Holland, Hailey King, Aaron Moody, Kevin Pimental, Austen Ratliff, Kennedy Smith, Beau Watson, Michael Wright. All S’s First Semester - Baylee Aud, Jake Gossett, Addison Holland, Hailey King, Aaron Moody, Kevin Pimental, Austen Ratliff, Kennedy Smith, Beau Watson, Michael Wright. Mrs. Jessica Hutson’s Kindergarten All S’s Second Nine Weeks - Jake Allred, Lorelai Bivens, Owen Brown, Karsyn Chastain, Jake Davis, Chandler Freyer, Lillianna Holmes, Gabriel Hurtado, Jacob Johnston, Jack Lephiew, Cain Wilkins. All S’s First Semester - Jake Allred, Lorelai Bivens, Owen Brown, Karsyn Chastain, Jake Davis, Chandler Freyer, Lillianna Holmes, Gabriel Hurtado, Jacob Johnston, Jack Lephiew, Cain Wilkins. Miss Lauren Partridge’s Kindergarten All S’s Second Nine Weeks - Madison Austin, Eli Blackledge, Jackson Goad, Ben Joslin, Daniel Norton, Aiden Powell, Laci Rauls, Kendall Tooke. All S’s First Semester - Madison Austin, Eli Blackledge, Jackson Goad, Ben Joslin, Daniel Norton, Aiden Powell, Laci Rauls, Kendall Tooke. Mrs. Michelle McCoskey’s First Grade All A’s Second Nine Weeks - Annie Davidson, Julia Tanner, Garrett Weatherford, Briaja Williams. A/B Second Nine Weeks - Kaycee Davis, Kathryn Dixon, Loralie Farmer, Brooklen Forrest, Braxton Harvey, Ethan Oliver, Trystan Owen, Chloe Place, Belinda Simon, Emilynna Simon. All A’s First Semester - Annie Davidson, Kathryn Dixon, Loralie Farmer, Brooklen Forrest, Braxton Harvey, Julia Tanner, Garrett Weatherford, Briaja Williams. A/B First Semester - Kaycee Davis, Ethan Oliver, Trystan Owen, Chloe Place, Belinda Simon, Brianna Simon, Emilynna Simon. Mrs. Rose Gavin’s First Grade All A’s Second Nine Weeks - Lilly Jo Bradley, Landan Johnson, Sarah Melhorn, Ryan Rutledge, Victor Simon, Ben Sowrheaver, Ethan Williams. A/B Second Nine Weeks - Ethan Adair, Presley Bradshaw, Natalie Garrett, Grace Holland, Jessica Jones, Lillie Faye McWhorter, Ace Patrick, Ben Raney, Harley Runion, Josh Smith. All A’s First Semester - Ethan Adair, Lilly Jo Bradley, Sarah Melhorn, Ryan Rutledge, Victor Simon, Ben Sowrheaver, Ethan Williams. A/B First Semester - Presley Bradshaw, Baleigh Durham, Natalie Garrett, Grace Holland, Landan Johnson, Jessica Jones, Lillie Faye McWhorter, Brayden Miller, Ace Patrick, Ben Raney, Harley Runion, Josh Smith. Mrs. Bonnie Gavin’s Second Grade All A’s Second Nine Weeks - Skylar Conner, Taylor Jones, Lily Lephiew, Alyssa Parker, Keira Ray. A/B Second Nine Weeks - Kaylea Chastain, Nadia Farmer, Brayden Jones, Natalie Scherm, Alyssa Tinkey. All A’s First Semester - Skylar Conner, Taylor Jones, Lily Lephiew, Alyssa Parker, Keira Ray. A/B First Semester - Kaylea Chastain, Nadia Farmer, Brayden Jones, Macie May, Natalie Scherm, Alyssa Tinkey. Mrs. Dana Gavin’s Second Grade All A’s Second Nine Weeks - Anna Adair, Chrischan Austin, Grant Cowart, Noah Donnell, Chloe Hargis, Skylar Huggins, Brayden Kitchens, Caroline McGahhey, Amberlee NcNeill. A/B Second Nine Weeks - Aisha Puthoff, Halie Smith. All A’s First Semester - Anna Adair, Chrischan Austin, Grant Cowart, Noah Donnell, Chloe Hargis, Skylar Huggins, Brayden Kitchens, Caroline McGahhey, Amberlee NcNeill. A/B First Semester - Max Baker, Mason Powers, Aisha Puthoff, Halie Smith. Mrs. Julie Sandine’s Second Grade All A’s Second Nine Weeks - Layla Hoskins, Faith Hisaw, Kyleigh King, Jaden McCool, Keeli Jo Stewart. A/B Second Nine Weeks - Dalton Adair, Steven Adair, Gabriel Bivens, Anna Fitzgibbon, Brooklynne Henderson, Aidan Johnson, Dillon Lunsford.

All A’s First Semester - Dalton Adair, Steven Adair, Gabriel Bivens, Faith Hisaw, Layla Hoskins, Kyleigh King, Keeli Jo Stewart. A/B First Semester - Anna Fitzgibbon, Brooklynne Henderson, Aidan Johnson, Dillon Lunsford, Jaden McCool. Mrs. Amy Tisdale’s Third Grade All A’s Second Nine Weeks - Landen Booth, Lorren Glover, Josie Harrison, Jais King, Gracie McDaniel, Jessica McDaniel, Alyssa Prescott, Savannah Robbins. A/B Second Nine Weeks - Gavyn Clancey, Micah Harrison, Reagan Jacobs, James Morrison, Lexci Purifoy, Jaxson Raney. All A’s First Semester - Landen Booth, Lorren Glover, Josie Harrison, Jais King, Jessica McDaniel, Alyssa Prescott, Lexci Purifoy, Savannah Robbins. A/B First Semester - Micah Harrison, Reagan Jacobs, Gracie McDaniel, James Morrison, Jaxson Raney. Mrs. Susan Reynolds’ Third Grade All A’s Second Nine Weeks - Emily Doss, Austin Howard, Jaxson Martin, Emma McCoskey, Ashlynn Miller, Sarah Prescott, Landon Smith, Kaitlyn Webb, Briona Williams. A/B Second Nine Weeks - Kayla Bass, Trevour Forrest, Austin George, Raven Harris, Caleb Martin, RandiRae Vest, Belle Vinson. All A’s First Semester - Emily Doss, Austin George, Austin Howard, Jaxson martin, Ashlynn Miller, Sarah Prescott, Landon Smith, Briona Williams. A/B First Semester - Kayla Bass, Trevour Forrest, Raven Harris, Caleb Martin, Emma McCoskey, Belle Vinson, Kaitlyn Webb. Miss Mickie Starke’s Fourth Grade All A’s Second Nine Weeks - Jackson Donnell, Maddison Stover. A/B Second Nine Weeks - Wesley Allred, Abbi Corley, Bailey Parker, Lauren Thompson. All A’s First Semester - Jackson Donnell, Maddison Stover. A/B First Semester - Wesley Allred, Abbi Corley, Bailey Parker, Lauren Thompson. Mrs. Angela Gavin’s Fourth Grade All A’s Second Nine Weeks - Allyson Cravens, Laney King, Andrew Smith, Anna Claire Swinney. A/B Second Nine Weeks - Kris Baxter, JT Curry, Katelyn Holleman, Brook McCool, Brentlee Wilkins. All A’s First Semester - Andrew

Smith, Anna Claire Swinney, Laney King. A/B First Semester - Kris Baxter, Allyson Cravens, JT Curry, Katelyn Holleman, Brooke McCool, Brentlee Wilkins. Mrs. Ann Rogers’ Fifth Grade A/B Second Nine Weeks - Garrett Cowart, Krysta Ray, Lauren Reed. A/B First Semester - Garrett Cowart, Krysta Ray, Lauren Reed. Mrs. Tonya Williams’ Fifth Grade All A’s Second Nine Weeks - Clayton Ashcraft, Madisyn Ashcraft, Daniel Gavin. A/B Second Nine Weeks - Kaylyn Dixon, Abby Haycox, Bella Lephiew, Allie McWhorter, Calie Rutledge, Hunter Thompson, Faith Tooke. All A’s First Semester - Madisyn Ashcraft, Daniel Gavin, Hunter Thompson. A/B First Semester - Clayron Ashcraft, Kaylyn Dixon, Abby Haycox, Bella Lephiew, Allie McWhorter, Calie Rutledge, Faith Tooke. Mr. Billy Britt’s Sixth Grade All A’s Second Nine Weeks - Baily Ann Donnell, Kaleb Morrison, Cole Reynolds. A/B Second Nine Weeks - Madison Barringer, Blake Conner, Caitlyn Courtney, Fathe Davis, Jordan Hamilton, Molly Kuykendall, Tristen Morgan, Reagan Simmons, Storm Smith, Caleb Stewart. All A’s First Semester - Baily Ann Donnell, Kaleb Morrison, Cole Reynolds, Reagan Simmons. A/B First Semester - Madison Barringer, Blake Conner, Caitlyn Courtney, Fathe Davis, Jordan Hamilton, Molly Kuykendall, Tristen Morgan, Storm Smith, Caleb Stewart. Mrs. Glenda Mullikin’s Sixth Grade All A’s Second Nine Weeks - Riley Aud, Skylar Robbins, Nic Scherff. A/B Second Nine Weeks - Charlie Handly, Olivia Jacobs, Jasmine King, Alex Parette, Ruth Poplin, Micah Smith, Alaina Wilcox. All A’s First Semester - Zach Gwinn, Charlie Handly, Skylar Robbins, Nicholas Scherff, Micah Smith. A/B First Semester - Riley Aud, Josh Gulledge, Olivia Jacobs, Jasmine King, Kaitlyn Norton, Alex Parette, Ruth Poplin, Mackenzie Southerland, Jayne Williams.

Church Briefs RUMC To Host Power Prayer Meeting Feb. 24

RISON - Rison United Methodist Church will host a Community Power Prayer Meeting Feb. 24 at 6:30 p.m. The chuch invites all churches in our community to participate, also inviting each Pastor to participate by taking turns leading in prayer. The prayer focus will be for those in our community battling cancer. We would like a list of names of all those known to be newly diagnosed, those battling cancer, and those that have won the fight and are recovering. We will put these names on the large monitors in the sanctuary as we pray for God’s healing hand to touch each person and heal them. We plan to only sing one hymn, “Sweet Hour of Prayer” and we will not take up a collection. We plan to have luminaries outside the church lighting the path inside, one for each name on the list. At the end of the hour we will exit the church building and take our prayerful spirits out into the community.

Community Prayer To Focus on People Suffering With Cancer

RISON - Our community has several people suffering greatly from cancer. The Rison United Methodist Church has scheduled a community wide prayer meeting to lift these people’s names up to the Lord and pray for healing. The Community Power Prayer Meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, at Rison United Methodist Church. Penny Pitchford, one the organizers for the event, said the service will not be a traditional worship service. She said there will be only one hymn sung, “Sweet Hour of Prayer,” no collection will be taken and there

will not be a sermon. “We’re asking local ministers and leaders to join us and take turns leading us in prayer,” Pitchford said. Please send the names of those touched by cancer (newly diagnosed, battling or survivors) to pray for to Penny Pitchford, email: penny. or text Penny at (901) 517-5083 or send your list to P.O, Box 468, Rison, AR 71665. We expect miracles!

Friendship Auxiliary Holds Jan. Meeting

DUMAS - The Friendship Missionary Baptist District Ladies Auxiliary met on Jan. 23 at Calvary Baptist Church at Dumas. There were seven auxiliaries represented from Cleveland, Desha, and Lincoln Counties with an attendance of 38. President Kerri Rambin of Center Missionary Baptist Church called the meeting to order. Congregational singing was led by Rhonda Blackerby of Center MBC with Pat Wallace at piano and Mildred Carter at the organ, both of the host church. Tammy Robinson of the host church gave the welcome and Nancy McBryde of Bethlehem MBC gave the response. Changes in the format of the meeting were discussed, and some will be tried at the next meeting at Center MBC in April. Eloise Raley, of Center MBC, read a report on state missions. An offering was received for Bro. Joel Dillahunty. The Praise and Thanksgiving service wa given by Sharron Hocking followed by a program entitled “Stores of Favorite Hymns.” Mildred Carter sang a special followed by Bro. Julius Carter’s mssage from Romans 16:1,2 on “Phebe, a Christ-Like Servant.” The host church serve the noon meal. The next district meeting will be on April 10 at Center MBC with the Arkansas State Missions Salary Fund as the offering goal.

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Elbert Wooldridge

A Tragic Mix-up In Priorities!

Did you hear about the new game we have here in America? It’s the old game we used to call football but it has now become “Fill the stands on Saturday.” While they still play the game, filling the stands is what it’s all about. The logical question then becomes: “How do you fill the stands on Saturday?” The answer, while complicated, is still very simple. The team has to win all or most of its games, be a conference or national champion and go to a bowl game. To be sure the stands are half empty when the team’s record is 2 and 8 or some other similar won and loss record. Winning is what it’s all about as this is what produces the revenue to pay big-time coaches the kind of salaries they are now receiving, as well as paying for huge building programs that so many major universities are now doing. The net result of this all-out attempt to win has produced a bidding war for college coaches with a winning record. In November 2012, USA Today Sports ran an article titled “College football coaches continue to see salary explosion.” The highest salary for any college coach, at the time of this writing, was Nick Saban, coach of the Alabama Crimson Tide. The amount of his total package was $5.5 million. The article also stated that six years ago, 42 major college football coaches make at least $1 million. Today, 42 make at least $2 million. Now that is pretty good money if you can get it. Here is the line that rubbed me the wrong way and perhaps will you as well. The pay for football coaches has escalated even as schools face cuts in instructional spending. What we have here is a tragic mix-up in priorities and it has to change for the sake of America’s standing in the world and also our national security. When responsible citizens in our country can step back from all the hype, here is what we all need to understand. When a major university is looking for a new coach, finally Mr. Right is located, hired and moves to town, with his family, if he has one. This coach is new to the community and had nothing to do with building the stadium and all the other athletic facilities. For public universities, this was done by taxpayers, along with students and their parents who paid tuition all the way back to when the university was founded or at least started their football program. We should never forget the purpose of colleges and universities in the first place, and that is to educate people to be able to work in a job or career and become responsible, productive, tax-paying citizens. That’s it. Everything else is window dressing. Athletics does provide some wonderful benefits to players and I am not opposed to athletics at all. I am just opposed to paying football coaches 10 times what they are worth as it relates to salary. From my perspective, no football coach is worth more than a million dollars. Here is a suggestion that I hope decision makers, especially with the NCAA, might consider. Universities negotiate with a coaching candidate for the best possible salary. The coach then gets up to a million dollars, plus a bonus of $100,000 for every game his team wins. The rest will be split between the athletic department for future building programs and the other to the academic side of the university. This would foster a great relationship between athletics and academics and certainly the coach would still have plenty to live on. His assistants should also be paid an adequate salary while they are waiting their turn. (EDITOR’S NOTE: Jim Davidson is a public speaker and syndicated columnist. You may contact him at 2 Bentley Drive, Conway, AR 72034. To begin a bookcase literacy project visit You won’t go wrong helping a needy child.)

A Matter About Election

The Lord told Ananias that Paul was a chosen vessel (Acts 9.15). Did Paul have a choice? Yes. Jesus told the apostles, “Did not I choose you the twelve, and one of you is a devil” (Jn 6.70)? Peter believed, confessed Christ, denied Christ, repented, and served God to the end of his life. Judas stole money, betrayed Christ, suffered remorse, and hanged himself (Cf. Acts 1.17, 18, 25). They were both chosen. God did not force either one to be what he was, but he used what each was to accomplish his will. Christians are chosen. Chosen in Christ (Eph 1.4), chosen unto salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth (2Th 2.13). Paul buffeted his own body that he be not rejected (1Cor 9.27). So must we (Mt 7.21). Lanis Lindsey, minister Rison Church of Christ God’s Plan For Saving Man – God’s grace (Ephesians. 2.8), Christ blood (Romans 5.9), The Spirit’s gospel (Romans 1.16), Sinner’s faith (John 8.24), Sinner’s repentance (Luke 13.3), Sinner’s confession (Romans 10.10), Sinner’s baptism (1 Peter 3.21), Christian’s work (James 2.24), Christian’s hope (Romans 8.24), and Christian’s Endurance (Revelation 2.10)

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Betty Jo Holt

The final School bell rang and Betty Jo Holt joined her Lord and Savior on the Sabbath Day, February 9, 2014. Born in Altheimer on January 8, 1925, she was an incredible 89 years old. She was a professional educator who earned her bachelor of science in math at Arkansas State Teachers College, now the University of Central Arkansas, and received her masters of science degree in math at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. She taught 24 years on the high school level and eight years on the college level. She worked at Hampton, Fordyce and Rison High Schools and Henderson State University and the University of Arkansas at Monticello. She later substituted at Kingsland and Fordyce. She was a member and past state vice-president of Delta Kappa Gamma and was a lecturer for many years with Weight Watchers. In 1967, she opened the 4-Dice Restaurant and Station and was active in management till the end. She dearly loved her family, friends and her church. She was married July 4, 1942, to Edward Pershing Holt who was a new member of the Army-Air Corps. His pre- and wartime military career required Betty to travel all over the U.S. During this period she gave birth to a special needs son, John Edward Holt. With complete approval and encouragement from her husband she continued to pursue her education. She had two more boys, George Cater and Paul Louis Holt. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dr. John Dee and Emily Sophronia Kauffman Carter; a sister, Reba Maunee Carter Lybrand (Jack); a brother, Paul Theron Carter; husband, Edward Pershing Holt; and son, John Edward Holt. Left to celebrate her life are sons, George Carter Holt and wife Kris of Kingsland, and Paul Louis Holt and wife Kaye of Fordyce; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; nephew Joe Dee Lybrand and wife Sylvia of Heber Springs and a host of friends, medical professionals, and former students, too many to name and thank. A celebration of her life with open testimonials was held Wednesday afternoon, February 12, 2014, at the First Baptist Church of Fordyce with Rev. Rusty Ross presiding. Interment followed at Oakland Cemetery in Fordyce. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Fordyce. Arrangements are by Benton Funeral Home of Fordyce. To sign the online register visit ****

Thomas Hankins

Thomas Earl Hankins, 78, of Rison, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 9, 2014 at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Little Rock. Born September 24, 1935, at Star City, he was a son of the late Charlie Hankins and Iva Anderson Hankins. Mr. Hankins was a member of Cornerstone Church of God in Rison. He was a disabled Army Veteran having served in the Korean War and was a recipient of a Bronze National Defense Medal. Mr. Hankins enjoyed spending time with his family and loved Jesus, fishing, and hunting. He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara J. Hankins; his parents, Charlie Hankins and Iva Anderson Hankins; a brother, Charlie Merle Hankins; and four sisters, Mary Ann Heller, Liz McKinney, Trisha Brister, and Edna Farley. Survivors include his three daughters and sons-in-law, Rebecca Walden and husband Garrett of Rison, Debbie Standridge and husband Brian of Rison, and Sharon McEwen and husband Grover of Lake Village; two brothers, Lee Hankins of Glendale and Vernon Hankins of Woodlawn; a sister, Eva Woodworth of Chicago, Illinois; seven grandchildren, Brooke Standridge, Paige Danley, Whitney Milholland, Tarrell McEwen, Laura Johnson, Thomas McDaniel, and Amanda Durham; and seven greatgrandchildren. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Thursday, February 13, 2014, at Cornerstone Church of God in Rison with Rev. Jonathan Hall and Rev. Brian Standridge officiating. Burial will follow in Shady Grove Cemetery at Glendale. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, February 12, 2014, at Buie Funeral Home. Pallbearers are Rev. Brian Standridge, Grover McEwen, Tarrell McEwen, Garrett Walden, Thomas McDaniel and Rev. Jonathan Hall. Memorials may be made to Cornerstone Church of God in Rison. Arrangements are by Buie Funeral Home of Rison. To sign an online guest book, go to ****

Samuel Shields

Samuel A. Shields, 65, of Pine Bluff, passed away Monday, February 3, 2014. He was born in Pine Bluff to the late Jeff Shields, Sr. and Althia M. Ross Shields. Survivors include two sons, Samuel Montreal Shields of Gurdon and Eric DeJuan Shields of Fordyce; two daughters, Jacqueline Houston of Augusta and Sharita Leora Shields of Bearden; three brothers, Jeff Shields, Jr. of Tampa, Florida, Alvin Shields of Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Wendell Shields of Rison; three sisters, Zonia Leggett of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Fernia Mitchell of Rison and Sherry Shannon of Pine Bluff; and eight grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, February 10, 2014, at New Life Baptist Church at Rison with Rev. Bobby Young officiating. Burial was in Humble Hope Cemetery by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff. To sign an online register, go to ****

Willie Rainey

Mrs. Willie B. Rainey, 59, went home to be with her Lord on Monday, February 10, 2014. She was born February 12, 1954 in New Edinburg, a daughter of the late Elvin Broughton and Christian Clary Lockett. Mrs. Rainey was a Chef and a Nanny. She was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Gwendlying Faye Jackson and a brother, Major Broughton. She leaves to cherish her memories, one son, William Ray Broughton of Ina, Illinois; four daughters, Maria Johnson of Fordyce, Tammy Marks and husband Curtis of Rison, Lanease Simpson of Chicago, Illinois and LaTrice James and Husband Gergory Sr. of Janesville, Wisconsin; adopted daughters, Patricia Ballard and Coretta Smith one brother, Kenneth Broughton of St. Louis, Missouri; five sisters, Laura Rainey of Kingsland, Ceola Warner of New Edinburg, Reola Broughton of New Edinburg, Joyce Broughton of Hot Springs and Blanche Pass of Chicago, Illinois; grandchildren, Giovanni, Reynardo, Chassidie, Malachi, E’Ryja Marks all of Rison, Markeea Wainright of Fordyce, Greg and Joshua James of Wisconsin, Robert and Monet Simpson both of Chicago, Illinois; adopted grandkids, Dionte Langford and Jamecia Langford; a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral services are 2 p.m., Friday, February 14, 2014 at the Buie Funeral Home Chapel in Rison with Reverend Bobby Young officiating. Visitation prior the service beginning at 1 p.m. Honorary Pallbearers are William Broughton, Giovanni Marks, Reynardo Marks, Malachi Marks, Gergory James Jr., Joshua James and Dionte Langford. Funeral arrangements are by Buie Funeral Home of Rison (870) 325– 6216. Online condolences at ****

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Elbert Haywood Wooldridge, 53, of Pine Bluff, died Sunday, February 9, 2014, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. Born February 8, 1961, at Pine Bluff, he was a son of the Burnis Wooldridge and Norma Massey Stover. Mr. Wooldridge enjoyed trucking with his best friend, Ben. He was preceded in death by his father, Burnis Wooldridge; a brother, Nelson Wooldridge, Sr.; and nephew, Nelson Wooldridge Jr. Survivors include his parents, Norma and Robert Stover of Pine Bluff; his wife, Tina Wooldridge of DeWitt; children, Gene Wooldridge, Lucrecia Wooldridge of Texas, Troy Hester, and Amanda Hester of DeWitt; three brothers, Ronald Gene Wooldridge of Pine Bluff, Dennis Wooldridge of Kansas, and Burnis Wooldridge of Shreveport, Louisiana; three grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends. Graveside services are 2 p.m., Friday, February 14, 2014, at Davis Cemetery in Grapevine. Arrangements are by Buie Funeral Home of Rison. To sign an online obituary, go to ****

Joe Helms

Joe Thomas Helms, 76, passed away Saturday, February 8, 2014, at his home in Hensley. Born April 23, 1937, at Oak Grove, Louisiana, he graduated high school in Mer Rouge, Louisiana. He was in the U.S. Marine Corp. and U.S. Reserves until 1962. He moved to Pine Bluff where he was employed by International Paper Co. until he retired in 1998. After retirement he enjoyed spending time with family and friends, fishing and playing golf. Mr. Helms was preceded in death by his grandparents, Eugene and Lillie Helms, and Herbert and Hattie Chaney; and his parents, Juit and Gladys Helms of Pine Bluff. Left to cherish his memory is one brother, Robert and wife Peggy of Tecumseh, Missouri; one sister, Peggy Helms of Pine Bluff; three sons, Ken and wife Beverly of Rye, Chris and wife Deana of Pine Bluff, and Kevin and wife Jennifer of Rye; his friend and companion, Sandra Price of Hensley; eight grandchildren, Christon Cupp and husband Brant of Junction City, Louisiana, James, Amber, Sarah and Dillion of Rye, and Hunter, Anna, and Jessie of Pine Bluff; and one great-granddaughter, Aniston of Junction City. Viewing will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, February 12, 2014, at Ralph Robinson & Son Funeral Directors in Pine Bluff. A graveside service officiated by Pastor Roger Stewart will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, February 13, 2014, at Rowell Cemetery. Pallbearers are James Mitcham, Randy Montgomery, Roger Harrison, James Helms, Hunter Helms, and Dillion Helms. To sign an online register, go to ****

Shirley Kimbrell

Shirley Kimbrell, 74, of Rison passed away Tuesday, February 11, 2014. Funeral arrangements to be announced by Buie Funeral Home. ****

• Cleveland County Herald, February 12, 2014 - page 6 •

Other Days (The following items were compiled by Stan Sadler from files of past issues of the Cleveland County Herald. For questions or comments, contact Stan Sadler, P.O. Box 325, Rison, AR 71665, phone (870) 8302056 or 870-325-6412; or email at 10 YEARS AGO DECEMBER 17, 2003 A team from the Arkansas Department of Education found what Woodlawn Superintendent Billy Williams described as only three “minor” discrepancies with state rules and regulations during an accreditation review earlier this month. Justin Davis, 22, of Kingsland, and Eddie Tidwell, 39, of Fordyce, were arrested on drug charges early Friday morning following a traffic stop along Highway 79, just south of the rest area in northern Cleveland County, said Bo Rogers of the 13th Judicial District Drug Task Force.


Sands of Time By

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

(Column From March 7, 1984) This column is well into its 17th year. When I began writing it each week for the Herald, I did not contemplate that it would last nearly so long. At the end of the first year I felt the need of a break from the routine and took a vacation of two weeks. This I have done each year, mostly in August. Last year I plowed on through to November without missing a single issue of the Herald. I decided to take three weeks off and counted on being back in print before Christmas at least. Then on December 16, as we all know so well, the snow and the sleet descended. I was ice bound until well into January and have just thawed out enough to begin writing Footprints again. December was the coldest December on record in Arkansas’ weather history and it brought to my mind similar experiences, especially about the December and January of 19171918 and the January and February of 1940. Of course there have been winter seasons when a few days or a week at a time we would have to cope with ice and sleet, but not like the years I have mentioned. In 1917-1918, heavy winter weather descended upon us during the disastrous influenza epidemic we still hear so much about. I do not remember of a single household in and around Rison that escaped the influenza. Schools were closed. Churches held no Sunday school and preaching services and the picture show was even closed. I was a teenager in those days and really enjoyed the slipping and sliding about town. In 1940 when we had the prolonged winter of ice and snow I was Jiving at Monticello. The thing I remember so vividly about 1940 was that the water mains froze over most of this section, even in Little Rock. Even after the cold had spent itsejf and the ground was dry, the water rriajns were still, clpgged with ice. For about three weeks I was forced to carry water from a surface well, the kind with a rope, pulley, and a bucket, which is strange to most grownups who are living today. But with the prolonged winter spells of 1917-1918 and 1940, we did not undergo the hardships that many of our people had to cope with during the December-January winter blast. We often boast of the comforts and conveniences we have to enjoy today, but the recent winter freeze reminded us just how exposed and helpless we are when these comforts and conveniences are shut off. In 1917-1918 and even in 1940 the electric current was used principally for lighting. We did have electric fans, irons and toasters, and little else. By 1940 we did have electric refrigerators, but they were not a necessity in the extreme cold. With central heating the electric current is a necessity and when that is shut off in zero weather it brings an experience we’ll never forget. This latest blast of winter air really left footprints on the sands of time.

Death claims Hilda Kaye Rodgers Langford, 57, of Woodlawn, the wife of Rayburn Langford. She was a deputy treasurer for Cleveland County. After their daughter was murdered in Dallas, Texas, this past summer, Mark and Vickie Vinson of the Rye community went through a lengthy battle with Texas Child Protective Services to gain custody of her twins, Vanessa and Vincent Young. Dallas police have yet to find a suspect in the death of their daughter, the former Becky Vinson. Death claims LeDora Lewis Watson, 59, of Rison, the wife of LaMourn Watson. Marcus Berger’s 18 points led the Kingsland Greyhounds to a 45-33 victory over the Rison Wildcats on the Kingsland hardwood. Dustin Prescott and Aaron Terry scored 11 points apiece to lead Rison. DeRonna Stewart’s 20 points led the K.H.S. girls past Rison, 53-42. 20 YEARS AGO DECEMBER 1, 1993 Mrs. Willie Von Morgan closes the doors of Reed Dry Goods Store at 204 Main Street in Rison. Mrs. Morgan and her first husband, the late Cleve Reed, Sr., purchased the business in 1963 from Neal and Bertie Glover, who opened the store in 1946. Mrs. Morgan worked in the store during the 17 years that the Glovers owned the business. Burton McLeod, 78, of New Edinburg, dies. A 35-year-old Rison woman, Cora Lunsford, was killed early Tuesday night when she was struck by a pickup truck on Highway 79 North near the Rison city limits. Highway 8 from Warren to New Edinburg will soon be rebuilt, according to state highway commissioner John Lipton. Death claims Marjorie Reed White, 51, of near Rison, the wife of Thomas White. LaTronda Paskel will reign as queen at Kingsland High School’s homecoming on Friday. Death claims Sarah Catherine Berry Wilson, 100, of the Calmer community, the widow of William Ira Wilson. The annual Christmas on the Courthouse Lawn program will be held here Saturday evening. Billy Ray Brown, 60, of the Mt. Carmel community, dies. The Rison City Council, during a special session Monday, voted to obtain a $75,000 loan for additional work and extensions on the town’s sewer system. James J. (Jack) Kelley, 67, of Rison, dies. The top-ranked Carlisle Bison routed the Rison Wildcats, 41-0, in the semifinals of the Class A state football playoffs here last Friday night. Coach “Red” Parker’s Wildcats finished the season with a record of 10-3. Cory Carr scored 21 points to lead the Kingsland Greyhounds past the Rison Wildcats, 90-43, in a basketball clash between the county rivals here Tuesday night. Rison’s Russell Vallance had 22 points to lead all scorers. Makesha Proctor scored 16 points to pace the Lady Greyhounds to a 52-40 win over Rison. Brandy Wilson of the Lady ‘Cats led all scorers with 20 points. Lenny Walls’ 16 points led Rison’s junior boys to a 77-44 win over Kingsland. 30 YEARS AGO NOVEMBER 23, 1983 Cleveland County’s timber harvest approached 12 million cubic feet during 1982 to rank 16th in the state in production and helping Arkansas to be the fourth largest producer of timber in the nation. Ivan Lee May, 70, of Kingsland, dies. Winners in the “Miss Woodlawn” beauty pageant were: High school, Cindy Phelps; junior high, Carrie Green; grades 5-6, Becky Linzy; grades 3-4, Sara Linzy; and grades K-2, Melanie Bennett. An organizational meeting of county landowners interested in forest management is scheduled here Tuesday. Heavy rain, hail and strong winds swept the county Saturday afternoon. Over two-and-a-half inches of rain fell in many sections of the county. Joe Berger and Rodney Grice combined for 25 points to lead the New Edinburg Eagles to a 57-46 win over the Rison Wildcats. Shawn Jones led Rison with 20 points. Kristy Terry

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had 24 points, as the Rison girls edged New Edinburg, 45-42. Angie Clements scored 22 for the Lady Eagles. Death claims “Y” community native, Dr. U.G. (Gene) Word, 57, of Little Rock, director of personnel and staff development for the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service. 40 YEARS AGO NOVEMBER 21, 1973 Appropriations totaling $60,984.00 in the Cleveland County budget were approved at a session of the Quorum Court. Hunters tag over 1,000 deer for a new record one-season deer kill for Cleveland County in the first open season last week. Death claims Mrs. Johnnie Gertrude Shelby, 62, of the Herbine community, the widow of Walter Shelby. Three pass plays for touchdowns, all in the second quarter, and including one which came after time had expired in the half, rallied the McCrory High Jaguars to an 18-16 win over the Rison Wildcats in the semifinals of the Class A state football playoffs at Conway last Friday night. Rison came up inches short on a two-point conversion attempt to tie the game late in the fourth quarter. Named to the 8A All-Conference team from Rison were Larry Neel, Oscar Frye, Ira Moore, Gary Brewer, William Miller, Randy Hannah and David Urquehart. Nancy Wilson was crowned queen at Kingsland High School’s homecoming. Herman Lee Thompson, 64, of near New Edinburg, dies. Death claims Mrs. Florence Mitchell, 64, of Kingsland, the widow of Tommy Mitchell. 50 YEARS AGO NOVEMBER 20, 1963 A record deer kill in the county is reported, with over 400 bucks taken. Appropriations and tax levies are made by the county’s Levying Court, with Judge Ray Curry presiding. Brawner M. Goggans, 50, of Star City, formerly of Cleveland County, died in a car crash Friday off Highway 114 west of Star City. Thomas Alvin Bell, 72, of Rison, dies. Achievement awards are presented at the annual 4-H Club banquet at the Kingsland School cafeteria. Miss Linda Granderson is named homecoming queen at Kingsland High School. Mrs. Duncan May, 76, of the Toledo community, dies. Miscues proved costly, as the Rison Wildcats lost to Dollarway, 19-0. Billy Wagnon scored 21 points, as the New Edinburg senior boys downed Kingsland, 73-56. Jim Russell of Kingsland led all scorers with 28. Charlotte Granderson’s 16 points led the K.H.S. girls past New Edinburg, 50-36. Virginia Morgan had 23 points for New Edinburg. Advertisement - At McKinney’s Store, Rison: T-Bone steak, pound, 99 cents; sirloin steak, pound, 79 cents; ground hamburger, 3 pounds, $1.39; grade A eggs, 3 dozen, $1.00. 55 YEARS AGO NOVEMBER 19, 1958 Hunters had a big week, when a total of 144 bucks were killed in the county during the open season. Raymond Hopson, Bill Ripling and I.E. Moore are named to the Cleveland County Memorial Hospital Board by Judge Ila F. Hughes. Other board members are Jas. G. Mosley, Roy Martin, Herman Davidson and Searcy Elrod. Filing time for school elections in the county closed Saturday, with only one contested board race developing at Kingsland. The Rison Wildcats defeated Dollarway, 13-6. Rison’s TD’s were by Jackie Golden and Larry McKinney. The game was postponed from Friday night to Saturday night due to a heavy downpour of rain. Marvin Bonner of Rison is named on the Henderson State Teachers College R.O.T.C. rifle team. The Rison Lions Club will have a turkey shoot here Saturday. 60 YEARS AGO NOVEMBER 25, 1953 Total 1953 tax collections paid into various county funds by Sheriff and Tax Collector Homer Morrison are shown to be $135,561.89. An egg production meeting is scheduled at Kingsland December 3. Feed under the Emergency Drouth Program continues to arrive for county farmers, including 2,500 bushels of oats and 2,000 bushels of corn, with 2,280 sacks of cotton seed meal expected this week.

Mrs. Fred P. Childress, 73, of the Hebron community, dies. Sidney Hanna, 85-year-old negro, burns to death when his home near Rison is destroyed by fire. The Rison Wildcats turn in 13-6 win over Gould in the rain and mud, with William Sandine scoring the touchdowns, one coming on a 94yard dash to the end zone. Advertisement - At Cash Clothing Store, Rison: Ladies all-wool coats, $10.95; ladies better grade dresses, $3.95; 81x99 sheets, $1.99. 65 YEARS AGO NOVEMBER 24, 1948 Royce Allen Vinson of Herbine is Cleveland County’s first inductee under the new 1948 Selective Service Act. The C&L Rural Electric Cooperative Corp. has received approval for a new loan of $500,000 from the Rural Electrification Administration to make extensions for service and other improvements. C&L now has 1,250 miles of power lines and 5,400 rural customers. The improvements will increase the system to 1,455 miles of lines and 6,000 customers. Rison’s observance of Thanksgiving Day tomorrow will center largely around the Rison-White Hall football game to be played in the afternoon at White Hall. Martin C. Cope, 53, of Calmer, dies. The Rison Wildcats defeated Dumas, 20-13, at the homecoming game here. Miss Peggy Thomasson, a senior, was crowned queen. A pass from Newton to Pennington, a Wolfe to Newton pass, and a Newton to Pittman pass accounted for Rison’s scoring. 70 YEARS AGO DECEMBER 1, 1943 Further extension to the Cotton Belt Railway’s passing tracks in the county is to be made at Kingsland. The extension will connect with the passing track at Saline. The additional track will be about two miles in length to give a double track from Kingsland to near Saline River. The Army Air Force has a team in Rison seeking enlistments for the WAC (Women’s Auxiliary Corps). Dave Cash sold the remainder of his large farm in Kingsland township near Saline River to Dr. J.H. Scroggins of Little Rock, the deal involving 1,270 acres. Several weeks ago Cash sold 1,056 acres of the farm. Sam B. Crain, 77, dies unexpectedly at his home here. County gins turn out 4,911 bales of cotton so far this season, about 2,000 bales under a year ago at the same time. Mrs. H.M. Attwood has sold the stock of the Attwood Trading Co. Store here to Bowie Reid. A truck tire shortage continues. A car load of wheat arrived at Kingsland for feeding purposes. The price is $2.30 per 100 pounds for whole wheat. Judge E.P. Rodgers will operate his grist mill to grind wheat. The price for ground wheat is $2.50 per 100 pounds. T.H. Glover, sheriff and tax collector, pays in $85,128 in final settlement for 1942 taxes. Twelve new stock ponds were recently completed in the county. 75 YEARS AGO NOVEMBER 30, 1938 Cleveland County school bus drivers, in taking tests given by State Police, make an average of 93 percent, highest in this 10th judicial district. Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Hearnsberger of New Edinburg place second in the state and first in the county in the farm operator division of the Plantto-Prosper Contest sponsored by the Memphis Chamber of Commerce and the Memphis Commercial Appeal. Mr. and Mrs. E.V. Caraway of New Edinburg place first in the county in the landowners division of the competition. H.L. and Effie Stevenson of near Rison won first place in the county in the colored farmers division. A total of 9,336 bales of cotton were ginned in the county to November 14, compared to 12,172 bales at the same date in 1937. F.S. Randolph, 71, of the Mt. Carmel community, dies. Rison and Sheridan play to a 77 tie in a football game here on Thanksgiving Day. Rison’s TD was scored by Jesse Randel. The largest crowd to attend a football game in Rison was at the athletic field for the homecoming event, when Betty Jane Green was crowned queen. 80 YEARS AGO NOVEMBER 29, 1933 Saturday was the first pay day under the new Civil Works Administration set-up, with checks going to 152 men for $1,259.10. The men

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

One hundred and fifty years ago, the Federal garrison in Fort Smith left a lot to be desired. A dispatch sent to E.M. Stanton by General Samuel R. Curtis relates that Fort Smith, a community of “several thousand inhabitants” has “no fort here and no ferry worthy of the name.” With the Confederate forces less than sixty miles distant, Curtis then relates that he will fortify the outpost by placing “field-works, and make better arrangements for crossings.” As the Union army was so desperate to readmit Arkansas back into the union, they were far from welcome in Arkansas. Since the war began, Arkansas citizens were the target of many raids and unwelcomed visits by the bluecoats. In response to the increasing acts of violence on innocent Arkansas civilians, the following was drafted by Brigadier- General Drayton: “Plundering and marauding, at all times disgraceful to soldiers, when committed on the persons or property of those whom it is the duty of the army to protect, have been so frequent of late that the brigadier-general commanding feels compelled from a high sense of duty to resort to the most stringent measures to prevent the recurrence of them.” Military actions that took place in Arkansas one hundred and fifty years ago include: skirmishes at Scott’s farm, Caddo Gap, and in the Caddo Mountains from Feb. 12-14; an expedition from Batesville after Freeman’s command from Feb. 12-20; an expedition from Helena up the St. Francis River from Feb. 13-14; a skirmish at Scott’s Farm, Washita Cove, and at Ross Landing on Feb. 14; a skirmish on the Saline River on the 15th; skirmishes at Caddo Gap and Indian Bay on the 16th; and skirmishes at Horse Head Creek and Black’s Mills on the 17th. (Ron Kelley is a Historical Researcher for the Delta Cultural Center. This column outlines the general unbiased history of Arkansas during the Civil War excactly 150 years ago.) from all sections of the county had put in a total of 4,197 hours on seven approved road projects. The checks were distributed from the local office at the courthouse here. Frank Wilson was beaten severely about the face and head by two unknown men and Rufus T. Buie’s Chevrolet sedan was stolen from in front of his store on Main Street, supposedly by the same men, about midnight Tuesday night. Early Wednesday morning no trace had been found of the men. No jurors to be called for court, as jury trials will be postponed until a later convening of the court. Due to a heavy drain on the circuit court funds last July when a heavy docket was disposed of, the county is unable to finance a lengthy term of circuit court during this year. To sell $28,000 worth of bonds to finance construction of Rison’s new school building. Robert Eli Rogers, 80, dies at his home in the Hebron community. He was one of the most successful planters of this section and operated a large farm a few miles south of Kingsland. The Rison Wildcats lost to the Magnolia Panthers, 7-6. Rison’s TD was on a 35-yard run by Rogers. The hunting season will get in full swing here late this week when the quail season opens. Reports indicate a good supply of quail in the Rison territory. A shipment of approximately 8,000 pounds of dry salt meat from the Federal government was received last week by the local R.F.C. office for distribution. Miss Mary Fay Faulk will be homecoming queen at the Rison-Tillar football game this afternoon. 85 YEARS AGO DECEMBER 6, 1928 Circuit Court here is likely to stay in session until Friday. The regular December term of court has a heavy civil docket. Don S. Matheson, county farm demonstrator, and Miss Alice M. Carter, home demonstration agent, who have filled these positions in the county for the past two years, have left for North Carolina where they will act in the same capacity in that state. Beauford Wooley, 17, of Glendale, was accidentally shot and killed by

Glenn Walls, his 15-year-old cousin, while the two youths, together with their fathers, Veo Wooley and Bert Wall, were hunting rabbits near their home Monday. J.W. Wilson has bought the White Way Barber Shop from T.E. Robinson, to whom he sold it some time ago. Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Henderson’s home at Calmer was destroyed by fire Wednesday afternoon. The home was recently constructed. A.J. Davis, 74, of the Rye community, dies. The Cornerville boys basketball team met the Free Hill school team at Free Hill on Thanksgiving. Cornerville won, 21 to 14. Advertisement - At Rector Chevrolet Co., Phones 1 and 28, Rison: Place your order now for The Outstanding Chevrolet of Chevrolet History. The great new 6-cylinder valve-in-head motor is an engineering masterpiece and delivers an average of better than 20 miles to the gallon of gasoline. The Roadster, $525; The Coach, $595; The Sedan, $675; The Convertible Landau, $725. 90 YEARS AGO DECEMBER 6, 1923 Setting casing at the Moore No. 1 oil test well at a depth of 1,652 feet. Three speed breakers are erected on Main Street here. They are in the form of gravel ridges across the street. 115 YEARS AGO DECEMBER 15, 1898 T.B. Fore was advertising stove wood at $1.25 a cord. Owing to bad weather, cotton picking has been at a standstill the past few days in the Orlando area near New Edinburg. E.W. Farrar has returned to this section and is now superintendent of the J.I. Porter Lumber Co. 116 YEARS AGO JANUARY 28, 1897 Cattle buyers are traversing the country. The ground was covered with the beautiful snow Monday morning. At 7 o’clock Monday morning, the thermometer registered only 8 degrees above zero. W.E. Barnett has taken charge of the White Hotel which he will open to the public.

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• Cleveland County Herald, February 12, 2014 - page 8 •

Kingsland Honor Roll KINGSLAND - Kingsland Elementary has announced its second nine weeks and first semester honor roll. Ms. Tina’s Kindergarten All S’s - Bryar Barnett, Kalyn Butler, Hailee Hauk, Gage Huff, Geralyn Jackson, Le’Auna Johnson, Andrea McDaniel, Donovan McDonald, Addy Mitchell, Alexis Varnell, Galvin Wilson, Jailyn Wright. Most Improved - Tanner Collins. Perfect Attendance - Le’Auna Johnson, Madison Morris. Ms. Barbara’s First Grade All A’s Nine Weeks - Ayden Laws, Mackinze Smothers, Conner Talley, Ryan Taylor. A/B Nine Weeks - Kyra Butler, Bianca Ercanbrack, Kamarion Morgan, Julie Reaves. Bug Award - Kyra Butler, Kamarion Morgan, Julie Reaves. Perfect Attendance - Conner Talley. Most Improved - Kyra Butler, Julie Reaves. 10 Point AR - Kyra Butler, Ayden Laws, Julie Reaves, Conner Talley. 25 Point AR - Bianca Ercanbrack, Ayden Laws, Ryan Taylor. All A’s Semester - Ayden Laws, Mackinze Smothers, Ryan Taylor. A/B Semester - Kyra Butler, Bianca Ercanbrack, Conner Talley. Ms. Mary’s First Grade All A’s Nine Weeks - Landon Ashcraft, Devin McFadden, Madison McMillan, Braden Matthews, Anthony Scuderi. A/B Nine Weeks - Aidan Alonso, Cody Hull, Donavon Morales. Bug Award - Asia Bowie, Cody Hull, Braden Matthews, Tristan McDade, Madison McMillan, Ariel Rainey, Ryeligh Abshire, Candance Clark. Perfect Attendance - Asia Bowie, Trevor Morris. Most Improved - Tristan McDade, Ryeligh Abshire. All A’s Semester - Landon Ashcraft, Devin McFadden, Anthony Scuderi. A/B Semester - Aidan Alonso, Cody Hull, Madison McMillan, Braden Matthews. Ms. Barbara’s First Grade All A’s Nine Weeks - Ayden Laws, Mackinze Smothers, Conner Talley, Ryan Taylor. A/B Nine Weeks - Kyra Butler, Bianca Ercanbrack, Kamarion Morgan, Julie Reaves. Bug Award - Kyra Butler, Kamarion Morgan, Julie Reaves. Perfect Attendance - Conner Talley. Most Improved - Kyra Butler, Julie Reaves. 10 Point AR - Kyra Butler, Ayden Laws, Julie Reaves, Conner Talley. 25 Point AR - Bianca Ercanbrack, Ayden Laws, Ryan Taylor. All A’s Semester - Ayden Laws, Mackinze Smothers, Ryan Taylor. A/B Semester - Kyra Butler, Bianca Ercanbrack, Conner Talley. Ms. Tasha’s Second Grade All A’s Nine Weeks - Ruby Grist, Kaydan Hairston, Jake Puterbaugh, Emma Raybon, Barion Rogers. A/B Nine Weeks - Amya Broughton, Carlie Crain, Shaylee Jenkins, Destiny Lea, Jeanne Roth, Destiny Watts. Bug Award - Shaylee Jenkins, Emma Raybon, Jeanne Roth, Destiny Watts. Perfect Attendance - Conner Talley. Most Improved - Gabrielle Frye, Destiny Watts. 25 Point AR - Carlie Crain, Ruby Grist, Shaylee Jenkins, Alysia Walker, Destiny Watts. 50 Point AR - Jeanne Roth, Amya Broughton. 75 Point AR - Jeanne Roth.

All A’s Semester - Ruby Grist, Barion Rogers. A/B Semester - Amya Broughton, Carlie Crain, Kaydan Hairston, Shaylee Jenkins, Destiny Lea, Jake Puterbaugh, Emma Raybon, Jeanne Roth. Ms. Kim’s Third Grade All A’s Nine Weeks - Justin Cornett, Braden Mitchell, J-Kwon Bowie, Adrian Standridge. A/B Nine Weeks - Dalton Arnold, Adam Bennett, Natasha Beverage, Kade Butler, Magdalene Hollingsworth, Adaira McDaniel, Cade Mitchell, Cody Mitchell, Emma Mitchell. Bug Award - Raylon Lawson. Perfect Attendance - J-Kwon Bowie, Braden Mitchell, Cade Mitchell, Cody Mitchell, Adrian Standridge. Most Improved - Kennedi Broughton, Mitchell Johnson. 25 Point AR - Braden Mitchell All A’s Semester - Justin Cornett, Braden Mitchell, J-Kwon Bowie, Adrian Standridge. A/B Semester - Dalton Arnold, Adam Bennett, Natasha Beverage, Kade Butler, Magdalene Hollingsworth, Adaira McDaniel, Cade Mitchell, Cody Mitchell, Emma Mitchell. Ms. Kris’ Fourth Grade All A’s Nine Weeks - Alyssa Gee, Dixie Martindale, Gabriel Morales, Kimberly O’Banion. A/B Nine Weeks - Madison Golden, Daniel House, Haley Johnson, Mason Long, Nick Mathis, Brooklyn Nichols, Ashton Ottley, Thomas Reaves, Allie Turner. Bug Award - Madison Golden, Dixie Martindale, Nick Mathis, Peyton Mathis, Thomas Reaves, Dalton Yardley. Perfect Attendance - Issaih Bowie, Alyssa Gee, Deon Lawson. Most Improved - Peyton Mathis. 25 Point AR - Dixie Martindale. All A’s Semester - Alyssa Gee, Gabriel Morales, Kimberly O’Banion. A/B Semester - Madison Golden, Daniel House, Haley Johnson, Dixie Martindale, Nick Mathis, Brooklyn Nichols, Ashton Ottley, Allie Turner. Ms. Liz’s Fifth Grade All A’s Nine Weeks - Jordan Fisher, Brittany Hull, Jacob Selman, Jeremy Tribble. A/B Nine Weeks - Kaitlyn Burns, Hayleigh Evans, Hannah Grice, Leah Gullet, Nathan Hart, Ian Hendryx, Jared Raney. 25 Point AR - Jared Raney. 50 Point AR - Luke Hendryx. 100 Point AR - Ian Hendryx. All A’s Semester - Jordan Fisher, Brittany Hull, Jacob Selman, Jeremy Tribble. A/B Semester - Kaitlyn Burns, Hayleigh Evans, Hannah Grice, Leah Gullet, Nathan Hart, Ian Hendryx, Jared Raney. Ms. Debbie’s Sixth Grade All A’s Nine Weeks - Olivia Blair, Shawn Waltman. A/B Nine Weeks - Anahi Alonso, Chloe Crain, Kiara Golden, Jake Kirkland, Christian Laws, Lakenya Lea, Alyssa Overton, Hoss Parnell. Bug Award - Lakenya Lea, Gabriel Leonard, Alyssa Overton, Draylen Sledge, Jazzmin Rogers, Tiana Curtis, Shannon Wilkerson. Perfect Attendance - Shannon Wilkerson, Tia Jackson, Olivia Blair. Most Improved - Lakenya Lea. All A’s Semester - Olivia Blair, Shawn Waltman. A/B Semester - Chloe Crain, Kiara Golden, Jake Kirkland, Christian Laws, Alyssa Overton, Hoss Parnell.

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Lady ‘Cats Outlast Lady Bears, 58-48 BEARDEN - Rison had three players score in double figures as the Lady Wildcats managed to outlast the Bearden Lady Bears, 58-48, last Friday night at Bearden. The 7-2A East conference victory allowed the Lady ‘Cats to move to 9-2 in league play and remain atop the North Division standings. “They (the Lady Bears) fought back, and fought back, and fought back until they finally ran out of gas,� said Rison Coach Katrina Knoedl. “I thought they really played a heck of a game.� The Lady Wildcats may have had a much easier time of it if it weren’t for one of their former players, Chelsi Green. Green, who moved to Bearden after the conclusion of the 2012-13 season, scored 10 points in the second quarter alone as she sparked a Lady Bear comeback that carried over into deep in the second half. Rison took a 15-10 lead at the end of the first quarter when Green suddenly got hot and helped pull the Lady Bears to within 29-26 by halftime. That momentum carried over into the third quarter as well as the Bearden pulled to within a field goal, 41-39, as the final period began. “We would get up and the would come back. We would go up again and they would come back,� Knoedl said. “We just never could pull away from them.� The final straw came in the fourth quarter when the Lady Bears hit one of their four 3-pointers in the game to pull back to within striking. By that time, Knoedl said she had seen enough and she challenged her team to step up their defense or face losing the game. And the Lady ‘Cats responded. Knoedl said her two inside post

players, Katelyn Mason and Antionette Wells, did a great job down low and Aailyah Chavis took care of the outside by taking away Bearden’s long-range jumpers. Mason, a freshman, ended up leading the Lady Wilcats in scoring with 22 followed by Wells with 16 and Chavis with 10. The victory helped Rison all but lock up the no. 1 seed out of the North Division, which gives them a bye in the first round of the 7-2A East District Tournament that begins Monday at Norphlet. The top four teams from the tournament advance to the Class 2A South Regional Tournament at Gurdon. Knoedl pointed out that Rison’s Tuesday night game at Dermott was rescheduled to 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, due to the winter weather. Rison will finish up the regular season by traveling to Strong on Friday, Feb. 14, to take on the Lady Bulldogs in a key 7-2A East conference clash. Strong is contending for the South Zone title with Parkers Chapel.

PARKERS CHAPEL - Savannah Saunders scored 10 points as she led the Rison Junior Lady Wildcats to a 27-21 victory over the Parkers Chapel Junior Lady Trojans in the quaterfinals of the 7-2A East Junior High Tournament Monday night at Parkers Chapel. Due to inclement weather this

week, Rison Coach Katrina Knoedl said their semifinal game has been pushed back to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Parkers Chapel. The Junior Lady Wildcats will face the Bearden/Norphlet winner. Should Rison win, they will play in the district tournament finals later on Saturday.

Rison, Dermott BB Games are Thursday

RISON - The Rison Wildcats and Lady Widlcats’ games at Dermott originally scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 11, have been moved to Thursdy, Feb. 13, the school has announced. Rison Girls Basketball Coach Katrin Knoedl said icy road conditions prompted them the reschedule both games to Thursday. The girls’ game is scheduled to tip off at 5 p.m. Both the Rison boys and girls teams will turn around and play their regular season finale at 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, at Strong.

Jr. Lady Wildcats Advance In 7-2A East District Tourn.

RISON STARZ DANCERS WIN OVERALL AWARD - The Rison Starz Dance Academy won the overall awards in the novice division at the Spotlight Dance Competition held in Hot Springs over the weekend. Taylor Jaggers was the first place overall winner in ages 12 and up. Taylor is the 16-year-old daughter of Greg and Lynda Jaggers of Rison. Mallory Stuckey was the first place overall winner in ages 11 and under. Mallory is the 6-year-old daughter of Brad and Tracy Stuckey of Rison. Both girls are students at RSDA in Rison. Pictured are (left to right) Joye Morphew (RSDA instructor), Taylor Jaggers, Mallory Stuckey, and Amanda Hipp (RSDA owner and instructor).

Last-Second Shot Doesn’t Fall As Lady Bears Lose a Close One JUNCTION CITY - Woodlawn’s Katie Donaldson saw her 3-point shot bounce out as time expired as a furious fourth-quarter comeback by the Lady Bears came up short, 3331, against the Junction City Lady Dragon Friday night at Junction City. Woodlawn trailed 31-17 going into the fourth quarter with the lethargic Lady Bears suddenly woke out of their slumber and put together a furious rally that came up just short at the end. “We came out with no energy, no intensity and flat as can be,� Woodlawn Coach Roy Ray said about the game. “When the fourth quarter came around, we just lit up... It was like, ‘We need to do something or we’re going to lose this game.’ That was one of the best quarters of basketball we have played all year.� Woodlawn was sluggish from the start, scoring just three points in the first quarter as Junction City built a 9-3 lead. The Lady Dragons extended that lead to 18-10 by halftime. Things didn’t turn around much in the second half as Junction City outscored Woodlawn 13-7 in the third

to take a commanding 31-17 lead into the final period. From that point on, it was all Woodlawn as the Lady Bears outscored the Lady Dragons, 14-2, to set up Donaldson’s possible gamewinning 3-pointer at the buzzer. “We have been working on that shot in practice... and I looked good. It looked as though it was going to go in,� Ray said. Jordan Wylie led the Woodlawn scorers with 10 followed by Delanye Boyd with seven. The Lady Bears’ game at Hampton scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 11, was postponed due to weather. Woodlawn High School Principal Jeff Wylie said the game was tenatively rescheduled for Thursday night. Woodlawn and Hampton will be battling for the no. 2 seed in the North Division of the 7-2A East. That seeding will apply to the District Tournament that begins Monday at Norphlet. The Lady Bears regular season finale is scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, at home against the Dermott Lady Rams.

Junction City Beats Woodlawn JUNCTION CITY - Despite taking a 46-21 loss to the highly-rated Junction City Dragons last Friday night, Woodlawn Bears Coach Rocky Griffith said he still came away with some positives from the game at Junction City. “I thought our half court defense was pretty good, they are just a really good team,� he said. “By far the best we have played this yearand we’ve played some really good teams. They executed very well and their pressure gave us fits all night.�

Griffith said the pressure the Dragons applies was really the difference in the game. “I thought when he took the pressure off, it was pretty close to an even game,� he said. “We actually won the second half. “The kids were still encouraged knowing that we still did a few good things against them, and they are one of the best teams in the state,� Griffith added. Jeremy Shumate led the Bears with nine points.

JUNCTION CITY - The Junction City Junior Dragons used a physical game to go in front early as they rolled to a 37-20 win over the Woodlawn Junior Bears last Friday at Junction City. “We made a lot of mistakes and they made us pay,� said Woodlawn Coach Rocky Griffith They are a very good team, and that’s what good teams do. “I felt like the kids got frustrated

early with a lack of calls,� he said. “The referees allowed it to be a very physical game, with a ton of fouls not being called - that falls right into Junction’s hands. “We struggle with teams that have that much speed, because we cannot simulate that in practice,� he added. The Junior Bears were led by Cole Harrison with nine points. Woodlawn finished 3-1 record in 72A East North Division play.

Junction City Rolls Past Jr. Bears, 37-20

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Marion, Bobbi Gray To Mark 50th Anniversary Saturday The family of Marion and Bobbi Gray will be hosting a 50th Anniversary Celebration in their honor at beginning at 3 p.m. this Saturday, Feb. 15, at Shepherd Hill Baptist Church, located at 10710 Shepherd Hill Road off Hwy. 63 in southern Jefferson County. The couple will be renewing their Wedding Vows at 3 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at the church. The celebration will continue through 5 p.m. Marion and Bobbi were married on February 14, 1964, at Hawley Memorial Methodist Church in Pine

Bluff. They raised two daughters together, Denise, wife of John Smith, and Laurie, wife of SFC Michael Childers. They have five grandchildren they love spending time with and two dogs, Doc and Scamp. Marion retired from International Paper Company after 42 years of employment with the company. Bobbi continues to work as a homemaker. They are members of Shepherd Hill Baptist Church and are both devout Christians. Please come celebrate this day with Marion and Bobbi and their family. No gifts please.

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Jeff Wardlaw Three Amendments on November Ballot As we enter the state’s third Fiscal Session, we are reminded of the power the voters have to amend our laws. After all, Fiscal Sessions began when back in 2008, 69 percent of voters said we should meet every year. Our state constitution was written in 1874. But a government’s needs can change over time. Arkansans have responded by approving 91 amendments. In Arkansas, there are two ways to put an amendment before the voters. First, an individual or group can have the language of a ballot measure approved by the Attorney General and then collect 78,133 valid signatures. The second way amendments are put forth is by the General Assembly. Article 19 of the Arkansas Constitution allows either house of the General Assembly to propose constitutional amendments. The amendment requires majority approval of both houses, but limits the legislature to just three issues it can put on the ballot. The 89th General Assembly put forth three amendments last year. This week, we would like to explain what you will see on the November ballot. Issue #1 addresses rules by our state agencies. Currently, the legislature reviews any changes state agencies make to their rules or regulations. This amendment would require legislature approval before the new rules are implemented. Issue #2 addresses the number of signatures gathered by initiative campaigns. Currently, ballot issue groups are given an additional 30 days from the Secretary of State’s deadline to gather more signatures, if an insufficient amount is found to be valid. The amendment you will see in November, would give only give the ballot groups additional time if at least 75% of the signatures turned in are valid. And finally, Issue #3 addresses ethics and term limits for members. It would prohibit corporate campaign contributions and ban elected officials from accepting gifts from lobbyists which would not be offered to members of the public. It would also amend term limits for state senators and representatives. Currently, House members can serve up to three consecutive 2 year terms. Senators can serve two 4 year terms. However, after redistricting Senators draw for a 2 year or 4 year term. If a Senator draws a two year term, he or she can run a third time to serve a total of 10 years. Issue #3 would do away with the limits in each individual chamber and instead allow members to serve a collective 16 years in the General Assembly regardless of which chamber. We encourage you to study the issues closely before November. Although members have the power to put the issues on the ballot, it is you the voter who has the ultimate control when it comes to changing our constitution.

• Cleveland County Herald, February 12, 2014 - page 9 •

Letter to the Editor

CASA Seeking Volunteers Who Care About Children Letter to the Editor, I sit here this morning with a heavy heart trying to convince myself to just keep on keeping on. In all the years I’ve been with CASA, we’ve never had as many horrific cases of child abuse and sexual abuse. As I read over the files and go over them with the CASA staff, it is so hard to keep the tears from flowing. We have a new sibling group, all three children under the age of 6 that have been sexually abused. Another new case the mother just decided she didn’t want her two children any longer. They were abandoned. Another case that we have is two young boys that saw their mother beaten over a period of time and murdered. They have no one. These are just a few of the cases our volunteers are working on. Oh I don’t want to forget the cases with the 13-year-old girl that was sexually abused and now has a month old baby. Both are in foster care. Stories like this are what we hear on a daily basis. But you see these are not stories, this is real life for the children that are living the abuse right here in our own community. That being said, my name is Sandy Gilliam, I’m the Director for the 13th Judicial District CASA North Program. I recruit and train volunteers to work with the abused and neglected children in the juvenile court system due to no fault of their own. We are in desperate need of volunteers; we are turning children away due to the lack of volunteers to work with them. Again we have to turn them away. Can you even imagine having to tell a child in need I’m sorry but I can’t help you? Every child deserves a safe and loving home, a forever family. Our foster children do not have that luxury. They do not know where they will be tomorrow or even later today. They live from placement to placement. These children are in shock they have lost everything they know and love. They didn’t just lose their families but they lost their friends, school, and their church. Their entire life is turned upside down in a split second. As adults this would be very traumatic for us. Can you imagine what it could be for a child? Just think about your own children or grandchildren, what it would be like for them to be ripped from their home, each other and everyone and everything they love. You would want someone to

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Public Notice AR1678 Oak Grove AT&T Mobility is proposing to construct a 260’ self support telecommunications tower and associated compound near Hwy 167 and Grace Church Rd, Kingsland, Cleveland County, AR. The tower is anticipated to have FAA Style E (L-864/L-865/L-810) Dual Lighting-Red and Medium Intensity White Lights. At least a 30’ buffer beyond the proposed 75’ x 75’ lease area was reviewed, along w/ associated easements. Any interested party may file comments with Environmentex at 6060 N. Central Expwy #560, Dallas, TX 75206 or fax 214.367.3861 on the impact of the proposed action on any districts, sites, buildings, structures or objects significant in American history, archaeology, engineering or culture that are listed or determined eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places under National Historic Preservation Act Section 106. Interested persons may review the project application pending with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) at by entering Form 854 File No. A0891769. Interested persons may comment or raise environmental impact concerns about the proposed action by filing a Request for Environmental Review with the FCC. The FCC strongly encourages all interested parties to make such filings online, following the instructions found at Paper filings can be sent to: FCC Requests for Environmental Review, Attn: Ramon Williams, 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC 20554. All comments or filings regarding environmental impact concerns must be received on or before March 12, 2014.

McGraw Completes Masters Course In Chemical Engineering

RISON - Amy E. McGraw, daughter of Rev. Don and Mary Johnson of Rison, completed her Masters Course of Study in Chemical Engineering in December. She will be employed at Trinity Consultants in March with completion of her Thesis and graduation in May. McGraw currently resides in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Head Start Seeking Volunteers To Read To Local Students

RISON - The Cleveland County School District Head Start/ABC Program is participating in the first annual State-Wide Read-A-Thon sponsored by the Arkansas Head Start Association. Reading is a fundamental skill that is critical to the success of children being able to function in today’s society and we ALL want to see this happen. In support of the Arkansas Grade Level Reading Campaign, Head Start is joining this activity in order to intentionally expose children to books! Reading increases their vocabulary and so much more! The Read-A-Thon will be held for eight weeks beginning this week and ending Feb. 28. Head Start NEED your help! We want volunteers, community members and current and former Head Start parents to read in our Centers! Contact your child’s teacher or ANY Head Start employee to let us know when and where you can read! You can call our Kingsland Center at 870-348-5778, our Rison Center at 870-325-6324 or our Woodlawn Center at 870-357-2579.

reach out to help them if God forbid you couldn’t. Who is looking after the abused and neglected children in our community? Who is seeing that their needs are being met? Who is there to help put their world back together and help them have a brighter tomorrow? We cannot stop what has happened to them but we can do everything we can to help brighten their world. Please help make their world a brighter place. The abused and neglected children are crying out for your help, won’t you please help them. They are waiting, how long will they have to wait? “It shouldn’t hurt to be a child.” I AM for a child are you? How can you help? We are in desperate need of volunteers. Anyone can volunteer that can pass a background check. We are a nonprofit organization and have had funding cuts on the federal and state level because children don’t vote. Please send donations or even sponsor a child. Your donations will ensure that we can continue to Speak Up for a child. Your help is needed. Contact our office at (870) 352-8846 or send your donations to Sandra Gilliam 13th Judicial District CASA Serving Dallas, Calhoun, Cleveland and Ouachita Counties P0 Box 946 Fordyce, AR 71742

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Public Notice MORTGAGEE’S NOTICE OF DEFAULT AND INTENTION TO SELL YOU MAY LOSE YOUR PROPERTY IF YOU DO NOT TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION. IF YOUR PROPERTY IS SOLD, YOU WILL REMAIN LIABLE FOR ANY DEFICIENCY WHICH THEN EXISTS AND AN ACTION FOR COLLECTION MAY BE BROUGHT AGAINST YOU. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR SUCH PURPOSE. This Instrument Prepared by: WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C. 1521 Merrill Drive, Suite D-220 Little Rock, Arkansas 72211 (501) 219-9388 WHEREAS, on March 27, 2006, Elizabeth Wolfe and Vince Wolfe executed a mortgage conveying certain property therein described to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Kellner Mortgage Investments I, LTD., its successors and assigns.; and WHEREAS, said mortgage was duly recorded April 13, 2006, as Instrument No. 06-469 in the real estate records of Cleveland County, Arkansas; and WHEREAS, default has occurred in the payment of said indebtedness and the same is now, therefore, wholly due, and the holder of the debt has requested the undersigned to sell the property to satisfy said indebtedness, the party initiating this action is U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee, successor in interest to Bank of America National Association, as Trustee, successor by merger to LaSalle Bank National Association, as Trustee for Residential Asset Mortgage Products, Inc., Mortgage Asset-Backed Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2007-RP3, The Forum, Tower C, 10th Floor, 1655 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL 33401, (561)682-2000; WHEREAS, the mortgagee or beneficiary has provided the undersigned a copy of the letter required to be sent to Elizabeth Wolfe and Vince Wolfe by Act 885 of 2011; the party initiating this action is U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee, successor in interest to Bank of America National Association, as Trustee, successor by merger to LaSalle Bank National Association, as Trustee for Residential Asset Mortgage Products, Inc., Mortgage Asset-Backed Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2007-RP3, The Forum, Tower C, 10th Floor, 1655 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL 33401, (561)682-2000; WHEREAS, the mortgagee or beneficiary has provided the undersigned a copy of the letter required to be sent to Elizabeth Wolfe and Vince Wolfe by Act 885 of 2011; and WHEREAS, there may be tenants that claim an interest in the real property herein based upon said tenancy. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that an agent of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., as Attorney-in-Fact, by virtue of the power, duty, and authority vested in and imposed upon said Attorney-in-Fact will, on February 26, 2014, at or about 3:45 P.M. at the Cleveland County Courthouse in Rison, Arkansas, offer for sale certain property hereinafter described to the highest bidder for cash, free from the statutory right of redemption, homestead, dower, and all other exemptions which are expressly waived in the mortgage, said property being real estate situated in Cleveland County, Arkansas, and being more particularly described as follows: Part of Lot 8 of the Fractional Northwest Quarter of Section 1, Township 9 South, Range 11 West, more particularly described as follows: Commencing at the Northwest corner of said Lot 8; run thence North 90 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds East along the North line thereof a distance of 392.56 feet to the West right of way line of State Highway Number 79; thence run the following courses and distances: South 08 degrees 35 minutes 27 seconds West a distance of 660.00 feet; thence South 08 degrees 57 minutes 38 seconds West a distance of 55.00 feet; thence South 10 degrees 38 minutes 47 seconds West a distance of 79.03 feet; thence North 86 degrees, 16 minutes, 12 seconds West a distance of 103.52 feet to the point of beginning; thence continue North 86 degrees 16 minutes 12 seconds West a distance of 28.62 feet; thence North 10 degrees 32 minutes 46 seconds East a distance of 70.27 feet; thence North 90 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds West a distance of 171.96 feet to the West line of said Lot 8; thence South 01 degrees 38 minutes 59 seconds West along the West line thereof a distance of 271.44 feet; thence North 90 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds East a distance of 193.76 feet; thence North 01 degrees 38 minutes 59 seconds East a distance of 161.44 feet; thence North 90 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds West a distance of 10.00 feet; thence North 10 degrees 32 minutes 46 seconds East a distance of 39.67 feet to the point of beginning, containing 1.16 acres, more or less. Together with a 20 foot access easement, the North line describedas follows: Part of Lot 8 of the Fractional Northwest Quarter of Section 1, Township 9 South, Range 11 West, more particularly described as follows: Commencing at the Northwest corner of said Lot 8; run thence North 90 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds East along the North line thereof a distance of 392.56 feet to the West right of way line of State Highway No. 79; thence run the following courses and distances: South 08 degrees 35 minutes 27 seconds West a distance of 660.00 feet; thence South 08 degrees 57 minutes 38 seconds West a distance of 55.00 feet; thence South 10 degrees 38 minutes 47 seconds West a distance of 28.10 feet to the point of beginning; thence South 86 degrees 51 minutes 00 seconds West a distance of 135.34 feet to the point of terminus. The above land referred to is situated in Cleveland County, Arkansas. More commonly known as: 7041 Highway 79, Rison, Arkansas 71665 UNLIKE JUDICIAL FORECLOSURE SALES, THIS STATUTORY FORECLOSURE SALE WILL BE HELD AT THE FRONT DOOR OF THE Cleveland County Courthouse OR, IF THERE IS NO AREA COMMONLY KNOWN AS THE FRONT DOOR, THEN THE SALE WILL BE HELD AT THE PLACE AT SAID VENUE WHERE FORECLOSURE SALES ARE CUSTOMARILY ADVERTISED AND CONDUCTED. This sale is subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory rights of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. The sale held pursuant to this Notice may be rescinded at the Attorney-in-Fact’s option at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. THE SALE OF THIS PROPERTY WILL BE AUCTIONED WITH RESERVE. THE TERMS OF SALE ARE CASH THE DAY OF SALE. W&A No. 567-225816 WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C. 1521 Merrill Drive, Suite D-220 Little Rock, Arkansas 72211 (501) 219-9388 Maria Yoder (2006278) Agent for Mortgagee DNoticeofDefaultMortgageeAR_tgober_131219_1317 For more information regarding this foreclosure sale, visit WWW.MYFIR.COM, or for general information call 501-224-5239

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Cleveland County Road Dept. Update Cleveland County Judge Gary Spears has issued this update detailing work that has been carried out by the Cleveland County Road Department over the following two weeks: January 27 - 31, 2014 GRAVEL HAULED: Crossroads Road (46 loads), Casey Road (33 loads), Yorkshire Road (23 loads), County Stockpile (87 loads), Prairie Road (1 load), Bears Trail (1 load) RIPP RAPP HAULED: Towery Road (2 loads) HAULED TWO (2) LOADS OF CARDBOARD FOR RECYCLING TOTAL LOADS HAUED: 115 USED THE TRACKHOE THREE (3) DAYS AT THE MT ELBA PIT USED THE BACKHOE TO REPLACE END JOINTS ON A CONCRETE CULVERT ON THE PRAIRIE ROAD AND TO PLACE RIPP RAPP AROUND THE TANK CAR ON THE TOWERY ROAD USED THE SIDE ARM BUSHHOG ON THESE ROADS: Chownings Ferry Road, Peters Road, Joe Huntley Road, Schwarzlose Road ROADS GRADED: Casey Road, Davis Road, Groves McClain Road, Curry Road, McKinney Road, Yorkshire Road, AF Young Road, Jade Lane N., Joe Huntley Road, Chownings Ferry Road, Sims Road, Clements Road, Will Dykes Road, Canada Cemetery Road, Maple StreetKingsland, Thomas Mitchell Road, County Line Road, Harrellson Road, Old School Road, Bethel Cemetery Road, Jodi Smith Lane, Crane Road, Harrellson Lane, Poss Lane, Neel Lane, Peters Road, Simmons Road, Unionville Road, Union Hill Church Road, Mt Carmel Road, Conners Road, Dunkeffie Road, Harvey Benton Road, Crain Lake Road, Rainey Road, Moseley Cemetery Road, Jones Road, Cowford Access Road, Thompson Road, Corbett Murrell Road, Perry Farm Road, McCallister Road, Willie Rainey Road, Hays Lane, Waldrop Lane February 3 - 7, 2014 GRAVEL HAULED: Crook Lane (2 loads), Hill Harper Road (2 loads), Parker Loop (1 load), County Stockpile (1 load) SB2 HAULED: Hill Harper Road (2 loads), Gun Club Road (1 load), Jack White Road (1 load), Mt Lebanon Road (1 load) HAULED TWO (2) LOADS OF CARDBOARD FOR RECYCLING TOTAL LOADS HAULED: 13 CULVERTS INSTALLED: Crook Lane (1), Parker Loop (1) USED THE ENTIRE ROAD CREW TWO (2) DAYS CLEANING OUT CULVERTS IN THE COUNTY ROADS PATCHED WITH COLD MIX: Moores Church Road, Griffith Springs Road, Rodgers Road East, Rodgers Road West ROADS TRIMMED WITH SIDE ARM BUSHHOG: Smith Road, Crossroads Road, Pump Station Road ROADS GRADED: Hollis Special Loop, Gullett Lane, Frey Lane, Alley Road, King Road, Grider Road, Dyer Road, McClellan Lane, Brown Road, Darby Crossing Road WASHOUTS REPAIRED: Banks Road, Prairie Road, Mt Elba Road East, Mt Elba Cut off Road, Hall Creek Road, Marks Cemetery Road, Mitchell Road, Pinchback Road, Mt Lebanon Road, Thomas Mitchell Road, Hoy Circle, Peters Road, Pump Station Road.

Rison Farmers Market Targets May 1 Opening RISON - The Rison Farmers Market will be a three-day-a-week market this year with a targeted starting date of Thursday, May 1. Britt Talent, marketing manager for the Rison Farmers Market, said the farmers market committee decided during a recent meeting to open the market at 7 a.m. on Tuesdays, 4 p.m. on Thursdays and 7 a.m. on Saturdays each week during the prime growing season. The market will continue to be held at FBT Community Park in downtown Rison. “We put last year’s farmers market together as a last-minute project so we concentrated on having it just once a week,� Talent said. “Now that we have that first year under our belts, we wanted to expand it this year. “One of the problems with having it just once a week is that it gives local growers just one opportunity a week to sell their crops despite having crops coming off just about daily,� Talent said. “This new schedule should make it more accommodating for our growers.� Talent said they decided to make the two new days morning events to allow for cooler weather during the summer months. The committee also discussed

planning several special promotions throughout the growing season. One idea that was discussed was having a “Market on Main� the second Saturday of each month. Talent said the committee envisions “Market on Main� as something similar to “Trade Days� in other communities. “If you have something you want to sell or trade, bring it to the market that day and see what happens,� Talent said. “We hope this will increase traffic to our farmers market plus give the downtown area a boost.� In addition, Talent said the committee will be targeting different special events at the farmers market throughout the year. “This might include anything from contests to cooking demonstrations,� Talent said. The committee also plans to set up a meeting soon for anyone interested in having a booth at the market this year. Talent said that meeting will be open to farmers, crafts people or cottage food (baked goods, jams/jellies, etc.) vendors. He said that meeting will provide an overview of state laws regarding vendors at farmers markets as well as provide information on ways to decorate their booth and sell more product.









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(continued from page 1) into a Class I landfill. He said some of the landfills that have traditionally served Southeast Arkansas are starting to close, leaving fewer options for disposal. As a result, the tipping fees have climbed into the neighborhood of $35 to $40 per ton. Spears said Cleveland County had 223 tons last month, which equates to more than $7,800 in tipping fees for one month alone. Eliminating or reducing those costs would go a long way in reducing the overall cost of a solid waste program. While there are no formal plans in the works, Spears said he would not rule out the possibility of the county could create its own trash collection service one day, especially if it can be demonstrated that it would be less expensive overall.

enrollment were: Pulaski County with 12,094; Washington County with 4,338; Garland County with 4,202; Benton County with 4,078; Craighead County with 3,318; Faulkner County with 3,303; Jefferson County with 3,263; Sebastian County with 3,122; Crittenden County with 2,560; and Saline County with 2,310. The Department also released the ages of enrollees on Monday. As of Feb. 6, 53 percent of Private Option enrollees were under the age of 40. The ages break down was as follows: • Ages 18-to-29: 25,437 • Ages 30-to-39: 26,427 • Ages 40-to-49: 20,435 • Ages 50-to-59: 18,839 • Ages 60-plus: 5,808 The Private Option allows the state of Arkansas to use federal Medicaid funding to pay the private health insurance premiums for eligible individuals who make no more than 138 percent of the federal poverty level. Those annual income limits, by household size, are: • Household of 1: $15,856 • Household of 2: $21,404 • Household of 3: $26,951 •Household of 4: $32,499 • Household of 5: $38,047 Arkansans who, based on their income, believe they are eligible for the program can apply at People also may apply at their local DHS county office.

(continued from page 1) gested through the Arkansas School Board Association model policy as well as the policies that are specific to the Woodlawn School District. In other business, the school board voted unanimously to not use the President’s Day holiday this Monday, Feb. 17, as the make-up day for the inclement weather day used in December. Wylie said the district has three dates listed as possible make-up days for inclement weather: the President’s Day holiday on Feb. 17, the Good Friday holiday on April 18, or simply adding the inclement weather days to the end of the school year.

Wylie said the board still has the option to perhaps use April 18 as a make-up day or add it to the end of the school year. After meeting in executive session, the school board returned to open session and voted to extend the contracts for Hume as superintendent, Wylie as high school principal and Genell Davis as elementary principals. School boards across the state traditionally renew principals’ contracts during the February meeting. In addition, the school board also approved hiring Jerry Handly for custodial and possible bus driver duties.

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CCSB Approves Bus Bid; Changes Unexecused Days (continued from page 1) bus costs about $90,000. This is the first of three used school buses that Johnson said were included in this year’s budget. He said one of the two remaining buses will be a smaller bus for the special education program. In addition to approving the bus

News Briefs Filing Period for 2014 Political Candidates To Begin on Feb. 24

RISON - The Cleveland County Election Commission has issued the following notice to any candidate interested in any county, municipal,or township office: The filing period for the upcoming 2014 Election is from noon Monday, Feb. 24, through noon Monday, March 3. Democratic candidates must pay their filing fees to Diane Fore at the Bank of Rison during normal banking hours. Republican candidates must pay their filing fees to Glenda Appleget, 900 Tom Taylor Road near Rison, Call 325-6990 for more information. After paying filing fees, candidates must take the proper paperwork to the County Clerk’s office in the Courthouse at Rison.

purchase, the school board also approved a modification to the student handbook concerning the number of unexcused absences. When the school district turned it its latest revisions for approval by the state, Johnson said the state came back with a recommendation that the district use a whole number rather than number that includes a fraction of day. Under the current handbook, it lists 6-1/2 days of unexcused absences. Johnson recommended they go to simply 6 days instead. The board approved his recommendation. Johnson said the change does not have to be included as an addendum to this year’s handbook but simply be included in next year’s student handbook. In another personnel matter, the board unanimously accepted the resignation of Amanda Hopson as the Rison Elementary art teacher.

News Briefs Rison Elem. To Hold Kind. Regist. Feb. 24

RISON - Rison Elementary will hold registration for the next school year’s kindergarten class of students during parent/teacher conference set for Monday, Feb. 4 from 3 to 7 p.m. The registration will take place in the Elementary auditorium. To enroll in kindergarten, a student must be give years old on or before Aug. 1, for the school year in which he/she enrolls or meet other criteria established by Act 462 of 2007. Kindergarten students may be preregistered by parents coming to the elementary office and filling out the necessary forms. When you enroll your kindergarten student, be sure to bring his/her birth certificate, social security card, proof of residence and shot record. A six-year old who has not completed a kindergarten program prior to initial enrollment in a public school district shall be evaluated by the district for placement. If the evaluation results indicate that the child is not ready for enrollment at the first grade level, the child shall be enrolled in the district’s kindergarten program. (Act 60 of 1983, Arkansas Legislature). Parents of students in the Cleveland County Head Start Program MUST pre-register their child. Please come register and set a test time for your child.

DCMC Offers Help To People Who Can’t Afford Medications

FORDYCE - The Medication Assistance office a Dallas County Medical Center in Fordyce is availabe to provide assistance to individuals who cannot afford their medication. Program guidelines must be met to qualify. Individuals must have NO prescription drug coverage and meet the annual income guidelines to qualify. Current medication bottle or prescription from your doctor must be provide the Medication Assistance office. The office is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. For questions or to make an appointment, call Lesley Grice, Medication Assistance manager, at (870) 3522001.

Farm Bureau Elects ‘14 County Directors

RISON - The Cleveland County Farm Bureau recently elected its 2014 Board of Directors. The board is as follows: Bryan Swinney, president; James E. Attwood, first vicepresident; J. Mack Tooke, second vice-president; and Jason Coburn, secretary and treasurer. The meeting was conducted Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, at the Farm Bureau office located at 502 South Main in Rison.

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