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This Week In Cleveland County Thursday, February 16 Rison Basketball 7-2A East Tournament: Sr. Girls vs. Lafayette Co. 4 p.m. at Bearden Sr. Boys vs. Spring Hill 5:30 p.m. at Bearden Woodlawn Basketball 8-1A Tournament Sr. Boys vs. Sparkman 6:40 p.m. at Hampton Rison Lions Club Baseball, Softball Sign-Ups 5 to 7 p.m. Rison Elementary Auditorium

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Rison, Arkansas, Wednesday, February 15, 2017 One Section - 8 pages

New OEM Building Could Help Jail Issue Proposed OEM Office Could Free Up Space For Jail Improvements

RISON - The Cleveland County Quorum Court approved a motion to give County Judge Gary Spears permission to seek bids on a new Office of Emergency Management (OEM) office that will eventually free up space to accommodate some of the jail modifications recommended by the state. Meanwhile, County Treasurer Jack Hopson reported that the county has started its 2017 fiscal year in much better shape than it was at this same time last year as the county general fund starts with a balance of $235,420.74.

However, month-to-month sales tax collections were down. Spears proposed to the quorum court during its regular monthly meeting Monday to build a new office next to the Hall-Morgan Veterans Building that would house the Cleveland County OEM office, which is currently housed in the sheriff’s department annex attached to the courthouse. In turn, Spears said the space being occupied by the OEM office will provide room for the jail to address some of the shortcomings noted by the state jail

review committee last year. The proposed addition to the veterans building would be a separate building placed at the back of the parking lot on the north side of the existing Veterans Building. The two buildings would run parallel to one another and would be connected by an enclosed hallway. Spears said the addition would be built toward the back of the property, which would take up minimal parking area. The structure would include space for an office, a conference room and storage area.

Friday, February 17 Woodlawn Basketball 8-1A Tournament Sr. Girls vs. Hermitage 4 p.m. at Hampton Saturday, February 18 Final Sign-Up for Woodlawn Youth Baseball and Softball 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Woodlawn Grocery

‘Celebrate’ Tabloid Set For Next Week

Rison Lions Club Baseball, Softball Sign-Ups Are Thurs.

RISON - The final sign-up for the Rison Lions Club Youth Softball/Baseball Leagues is from 5 to 7 p.m. this Thursday, Feb. 16, in the Rison Elementary Auditorium. Cost is $50 for the first child, and $45 for each additional sibling. Child must be 4 by May 1, 2017, to participate. Teams are available for all age groups. Help us make this a great season for our children and our league!

Woodlawn Youth Baseball, Softball Sign-Ups Underway

WOODLAWN - The finalWoodlawn Youth Baseball and Softball League will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Woodlawn Grocery. The cost is $70 for 1 child; $110 for two children; and $ 130 for three children. Please bring a copy of your child’s birth certificate. For additional information please contact one of the following Board members: David Smith at (870) 510-0466; Trey Scharf at (870) 814-9733; or Larry Reynolds at (870) 4610441. Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another. 1 John 4:10-11

After consulting with a contractor, Spears said he believes the county can build the new office for about $35,000. The county was awarded a $25,000 General Improvement Fund (GIF) grant last year to build the structure and was also given a separate $6,000 GIF grant to pave the parking area. Spears said the additional money needed for construction beyond the grant could come out of the court’s investment fund or possibly non-appropriated funds. The judge said he doesn’t like to tap into the county’s investment, which currently has more than $1.6 million, but when he does, he prefers it to be for capital improvements like buildings. “If we spend money, we want to do it where people can see it,” Spears said. While discussing the issue, Justice of the Peace Donnie Herring suggested that the size of the building be increased so the

back of it would line up with the back of the veterans building. He also suggested that the building be constructed so that the building could be expanded in the future for additional space, if needed. His idea was well received by the judge and the rest of the court. Justice Bruce Brown eventually made a motion to allow the county judge to seek bids on the construction of the project. His motion was approved unanimously. Jail Implications Meanwhile, by moving the OEM office to a different location, Spears said that would provide extra room in the sheriff’s department to reconfigure the OEM office space to meet some of the facility needs noted by the jail review committee last year. While the Cleveland County Jail was only formally cited for not having enough jailers on staff, the state’s report included (see NEW page 3)

He left Rison in 1994 to become superintendent of the Gillett School District. Gillett was eventually forced to consolidate with the DeWitt School District, where he served as assistant superintendent and athletic director before the Cleveland County School Board voted to hire him to succeed Scotty Holderfield in March 2008. The superintendent’s contract runs from July 1 to June 30 of each year. The extension approved by the board Monday will have Johnson serving through June 30, 2108. Sadler said one of the benefits of having Johnson serve another year is that it will give the school board more time pursue a new superintendent. He said Johnson told the board he would help with the transition process, and recommended that the board to avoid hiring an outside agency to conduct a search. Sadler said Johnson recommended beginning the candidate search in the fall. National BETA Convention Rison High School BETA Club sponsors Shari England and Diana Taylor addressed the school board about their plans to raise money to attend the National Beta Club Convention that will be held in June at Orlanda, Fla. Grant King was elected as Arkansas Beta Club secretary at the state convention last month and will therefore have an opportunity to seek the national of(see CCSB page 3)

Britt Talent, publisher of The Herald at Rison, said copies of the tabloid will be given away at distribution points along the route, and will also be published online so out-of-town visitors will have easy access to it. As for those looking to turn their “junk” into cash, King said that mid-century items are hot sellers now with junkers. She said the mid-century period includes anything from after World War II through the mid 1960’s. She said the desireable items include everything from children’s toys, Christmas decorations, furniture, dishes, etc. In addition, King said something she calls “outdoorsy chic” is also hot. This includes things like cowhide rugs, wooden bowls, cutting boards, deer antlers and other “country items.

Johnson Planning To Retire After ‘17-18 School Year

News Briefs RISON - The Cleveland County Herald will be publishing a special tabloid next week called “Celebrate Cleveland County,” publisher Britt Talent has announced. The tabloid will serve as a companion piece for Kickstart Cleveland County’s Celebrate Cleveland County banquet to be held at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24. Tickets for the event are $15 for an individual or $25 for two people. Proceeds help support community development efforts in Cleveland County. The meal is being catered by the Wood Shed Barbecue from White Hall. Barbecued pork and chicken will be the main entrees. Talent said the tabloid will chronicle some of the “good news” that has happened in the county over the past year or so.

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WOODLAWN - The Woodlawn School Board voted Tuesday night to go with a new plan for the covered plaza outside the new library/multi-media center that will be larger than the plan recently approved by the board. Superintendent Dudley Hume said architect Darrell Odom presented the board with a new idea concerning the plaza during its regular monthly meeting Tuesday night. The new plan took into consideration some of the ideas expressed during a special called meeting about the plaza on Jan. 31. During that Jan. 31 meeting, the school board approved a motion to spend up to $45,000 to proceed with the construction of a canopy, concrete work and drainage for the new library/media center. That decision came after Odom and contractor Da-

vid Simmons of Simmons Construction in Warren met with the board. Simmons was also at Tuesday’s meeting. The idea presented by Odom Tuesday was larger than the original plan and also cost more, nearly $50,000. Hume said the new plan uses a single canopy measuring 32 feet by 72 feet that will not only cover the plaza area, but both sidewalks that run along the sides of the new plaza. In addition, he said it will be elevated enough to not only cover a portion of the media center, but will also extend above and over a portion of the existing bus canopy that covers the drive-through lane. He said the revised structure will have the same pitch as the new media center. The plans still call for the floor

of the new plaza to be covered in a pebbled concrete surface that will be surrounded by a brick border laid into the surface. The structure will be supported with painted steel beams. Hume said the plans are to possibly sell sponsorships on the bricks for those who would like to support the project or the school. The names of those sponsors could be added later. The board liked Odom’s revised plan and approved the new plan that is projected to cost $49,780. Hume said the board also decided to have the area in front of the gym where the soft drink machines are located to be enclosed in order to provide an additional storage area. The board also approved $1,656 in change orders for the new multi-media center project.

RISON - Superintendent Johnnie Johnson will lead the Cleveland County School District one more school year before retiring, according to action taken at the Cleveland County School Board during its regular monthly meeting Monday night. Johnson announced that he would like to serve one more year before retiring from the profession, according to Stan Sadler, one of the school board members present for the meeting. Sadler said all seven school board members approved the one-year contract. Johnson has been serving on a year-to-year basis, and the school board was scheduled to vote on extending his contract through the 2017-18 school year during Monday night’s meeting. Sadler said Johnson told the board there were a few things he wanted to get done on the school campus before retiring and wanted to serve one more year to accomplish those tasks. He did not mention any specific goals. Johnson was out-of-town Tuesday and Wednesday, and could not be reached for comment. Johnson is in his ninth year as superintendent of the Cleveland County School District. This is his second stint with the local system after serving as a football coach, elementary principal and high school principal with the Rison School District from 1977 to 1994.

RISON - With the second Historic Hwy. 35 Junk Hunt set to begin in about two weeks, one of the chief organizers of the event, Jennifer King of Rison, said shoppers should expect a lot more “junk” for sale on this year’s trail. The 2017 Historic Hwy. 35 Junk Hunt is essentially a string of rummage sales extending along a 124-mile span of Hwy. 35 stretching from Benton on the north end to Dermott on the south end. This year’s event will be held Thursday, March 9, through Friday, March 11. It will pass through Cleveland County from Staves to Rye, passing through Rison, Herbine and Pansy along the way. While there was participation to some degree along the entire

route last year, the epicenter of activity was centered in and around Cleveland County. There was also some heavy participation in the Sheridan area as well as some lighter participation in the Monticello. King said those communities outside Cleveland County are expected to be picking up a lot more activity this year. She said at least five communities are setting up “hubs” this year. “Hubs” are essentially central locations where a number of vendors gather at one location. In Rison, Friends of Pioneer Village will once again be sponsoring a hub at the Pioneer Village in Rison. In Grant County, one is being set up at the farmer’s market location north of the Walmart in Sheridan as well as at the old Grapevine School at

Grapevine. In Drew County, a hub is being set up at Monticello Industrial Park in Monticello. In Chicot County, a hub will be held at Dermott City Park, located on Hwy. 35 at Dermott. While last minute preparations are still underway for this year’s event, King said that several of the local organizers got together Saturday in Monticello to begin planning next year’s event. King said that they have settled on a formal date for the three-day event: the first Thursday following March 3. If Thursday falls on March 3, then it would be held March 3-5. If the 3rd falls on a Friday or Saturday, it would be held the following Thursday through Saturday. Next year, King said each county will have its own organizer. That is already underway

in Cleveland County with Sharon Gray, president of Friends of Pioneer Village, overseeing the Hwy. 35 Junk Hunt efforts in Cleveland County. In addition to the county organizers, three of the weekly newspapers located in counties along the route - the Cleveland County Herald at Rison, the Sheridan Headlight at Sheridan and the Advance Monticellonian in Monticello - are sponsoring a special tabloid about the Junk Hunt on Wednesday, March 1. That tabloid will include maps of the route as well as advertisements from various businesses along Hwy. 35 that will be participating in the Junk Hunt. The tabloid is also offering $10 “line ads” that allow households and individual vendors for promote their sale in the tabloid.

SPRING WAS IN THE AIR - Les Walz (left), staff chair for the Cleveland County Cooperative Extension office at Rison and manager of the Rison Community Garden, was joined by volunteers Trigger James and John Appleget last Friday to lay down cardboard in preparation for a thick layer of mulch that was put down around the raised beds. Gardening was on a lot of folks’ minds last week after temperatures rose into the 70’s last Friday before topping the 80 degree mark on Saturday. Winter, however, came crashing back on Tuesday as the temperatures fell into the 40’s with rain. The forecast, however, is calling for a return to warmer-than-usual temperatures later this week.

Woodlawn School Board OKs New, Larger Plan for Plaza

Momentum Building For Hwy. 35 Junk Hunt

• Cleveland County Herald, February 15, 2017 - page 2 •

Senior Citizens Center RISON - Ruby Miller, site manager for the Cleveland County Senior Citizens Center at Rison, extends an invitation to all seniors to join in on the activities at the center. If you like to meet new people, exercise, play bingo or do puzzles, or exercise, please come out and join us. Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. each day. If you need a ride, call the center before 9 a.m. at (870) 325-6259. Lunch Menu (Served 11:30 a.m.) Thursday, Feb. 16 - Frito pie, Mexican rice, corn O-Brien, corn chips, glazed fruit, milk. Friday, Feb. 17 - Parmesan chicken, au gratin noodles,

Hobsons To Celebrate 60th Wedding Anniversary Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hobson of Little Rock will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary. The couple were married February 22, 1957. Mrs. Hobson is the former Nita Holderfield. Hobson is retired from Arkansas

Power and Light. They are the proud parents of Sandra Cook of Conway; Cynthia Adams of Little Rock and Lindy Williams, also of Little Rock. The couple have six grandchildren.

School Lunches Menu for Feb. 20-24

Rison/Kingsland Monday - President’s Day School’s out. Tuesday - Breakfast: Cereal, cheese stick, fruit, juice, milk. Lunch: Sausage pizza, tossed salad with ranch, corn, whole grain dessert, fruit, milk. Grades 6-12 will have a choice of a regular tray or baked potato tray. Wednesday - Breakfast: Sausage roll, fruit, juice, milk. Lunch: Chicken spaghetti, tossed salad with ranch, green beans, wheat roll, fruit, milk. Grades 6-12 will have a choice of a regular tray or salad tray. Thursday - Breakfast: Pancake on a stick, fruit, juice, milk. Lunch: Chicken strips, bbq sauce, sliced carrots, black eyed peas, wheat roll, fruit, milk. Grades 612 will have a choice of a regular tray or baked potato tray. Friday - Breakfast: Breakfast pizza, fruit, juice, milk. Lunch: Ground beef and macaroni, tossed salad with ranch, green peas, wheat roll, fruit, milk. Grades 6-12 will have a choice of a regular tray or salad tray.

Woodlawn Monday - President’s Day School’s out. Tuesday - Breakfast: Strawberry bagels, cereal with fruit, milk and juice. Lunch: Chicken nuggets, cream potatoes, steamed carrots, wheat rolls, pears, milk. Line two: Pizza sticks, garden salad, corn, peaches, graham crackers, milk. Wednesday - Breakfast: Sausage and biscuit, cereal with fruit, milk and juice. Lunch: Vegetable beef soup, tuna sandwich halves, crackers, fruit cocktail, milk. Line two: Crispitos, corn, garden salad, graham crackers, fruit, milk. Thursday - Breakfast: Biscuit and gravy, cereal with fruit, milk and juice. Lunch: BBQ riblets, cream potatoes, pinto beans, wheat rolls, applesauce, milk. Line two: Chicken wings, baked beans, corn on the cob, wheat rolls, peaches, milk. Friday - Breakfast: Ham and cheese biscuit, cereal with fruit, milk and juice. Lunch: Mexican chicken, green beans, garden salad, pears, milk. Line two: Jumbo corn dogs, baked beans, corn, apple slices with caramel dip, milk.

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french green beans, Texas bread, fruited lime gelatin, milk. Monday, Feb. 20 - Closed. Tuesday, Feb. 21 - Hamburger patty, delmonico potatoes, lettuce, tomato, onion, hamburger bun, peach cobbler, milk, mustard or ketchup. Wednesday, Feb. 22 - Beef stroganoff, green peas, seasoned cabbage, dinner roll, banana pudding, milk. Thursday, Feb. 23 - Chicken and dressing, sweet potato casserole, okra and tomatoes, wheat bread, carnival cookie, milk. Friday, Feb. 24 - Turkey ham and white beans, parslied rice, dilled carrots, cornbread, ambrosia whip, milk.

SIPES COTTAGE #1 Maggie Leopard was visited by James and Brenda Green; Nina Hesselbein; Roger Leopard; Deborah Hobbs. Bobbie Johnson was visited by Shirley Baggett. WILSON COTTAGE #2 Juanice Stewart was visited by Becky McClain; Deborah McClain; Bobby Vinson. Zerlene Hogg was visited by Becky McClain; Deborah McClain. Garland Thomas was visited by Wanda Oliver; Tammy Eddington; Courtney Jacobs. Gloria Quinn was visited by Beverly Mitchell; Janet Dollar; Josh and Beth Carlisle; Gabe, Sarah and Clara Carlisle; Daniel Carlisle. Harlan and Dorothy Moring were visited by Mary Ann Franklin. Alene Bell was visited by Celia Taylor; Millie Gray; Terry and Jennifer Sipes; W.M. Billings; Bobby Lewis; Karla Wilson; Brooke Allison; Blair Cook; Jena Shepherd; Barbara Attwood. McKINNEY COTTAGE #3 Louise Richardson was visited by Danny and Marcell Jacks; Bro. Jackie Richardson; Cindy Reed. Frances Wilson was visited by Dora Rauls; Patsy Rybiski.

Evelyn Simmons was visited by Freda Cox. SADLER COTTAGE #4 Ella Mae and Wayne Brewer were visited by Billy Brewer; Trina Brewer Billingsly. Dovie Mayberry was visited by Dolly Byrd. Eugene Granderson was visited by Ida Hightower. All residents were visited by Emily Taylor; Tammy Goodman; Bro. Ike Mohr; Stephen Taylor; Barbara Attwood; Carter Taylor; Carol Buie; Mary Johnson; Linda Dedman. CURRY COTTAGE #5 Dewey Cash was visited by Bro. Jackie Richardson. PUTERBAUGH COTTAGE #6 Patsy Wilson was visited by Irene Wooley; Kayla Wooley; Lynn Wooley; Danika Lain Ronsse; Danny and Marcell Jacks; Allen and Barbara Wilson; Lynn and Tonda Shaw. Pauline Jacks was visited by Danny and Marcell Jacks. Robbie Miller was visited by Susie Miller. All residents were visited by Shelly Roberts; Myra Puckett; Brenda Winningham; Melvin Morris; Joanne Dobbs; Babara Jacks; Billy Britt; Jane Jacobs; Peggy Cash; Brody Richardson; Ella Richardson; Brenda Richardson; Cade Knowles; Glenna Knowles.

Are you ready to improve your health? Have you decided it is time for you to start exercising regularly? A regular exercise program can help with weight management, reduce diabetes and stroke risk, increase energy levels, and improve overall sense of well-being. The University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Service in Cleveland County is offering a group fitness program, Extension Get Fit, to help adults increase strength, flexibility, and balance. This program uses strength training exercises, hand weights and ankle weights to improve

fitness in a fun and relaxed onehour class. Sessions meet twice weekly on Monday and Wednesdays at 9 a.m. at the Mt. Olivet Methodist Church on Highway 63 at Calmer. To participate in the program, you must be 18 years or older. Space is limited, so sign up now by contacting Diane Clement at 325-6321 or by emailing Program participants must agree to fitness assessment conducted before they begin the program. Cost for participating in the program is $12, which includes all sessions and a fitness assessment.

Mt. Olivet Announces ‘Extension Get Fit’ Class

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• Cleveland County Herald, February 15, 2017 - page 3 •

New Office Could Help With Jail Space

Rison High School FBLA

Rison High FBLA Attends District Conference in P.B. RiSOn - The Rison High School future Business leaders of America Club and sponsors, Kim Kaye King and Shanna Knowles, attended the District 3 conference Wednesday, feb. 8. The students competed in many exams and live events relevant to the business courses they take at RHS. The following students placed and qualified for the state competition to be held at The Statehouse Convention Center in little Rock in April. JC Roberts - 3rd, Accounting; Dusty Scallion - 6th, Agribusiness; Kennedy Ratliff, Kaitlyn Grice, Darby Durey - 1st Banking & finance; Chandler Knowles - 6th, Business Calculation; Samantha Herrington - 1st, Business Communication; Jordan Bowlin - 6th, economics; Walt freeman and Brandon

Gurnsey - 3rd, entrepreneurship; Jordan Hurst - 2nd, future Business leader; Alexis Smith & Ra’naya ester - 3rd, Graphic Design; Tiffany Steadham - 1st, Healthcare Admin; Grant King - 5th, Impromptu Speaking; Melissa Cook - 2nd, intro to Business; Jacey Totty - 3rd, intro to Business Communications; Chloe Crain & lindsey Tilley - 1st, intro to Business Presentation; Sydney Keaton - 3rd, Intro to Financial Math; Tyrese McGehee - 3rd, Intro to Info Tech; Kristen Hurst - 5th, intro to Parliamentary; Kelsey Berry & Madison Kinley - 1st, Public Service Announcement; lexi Bennett - 1st, Public Speaking i; Breanna Pierce - 3rd, Public Speaking ii; lora Beth Koonce and Ashtyn Smith - Guest Judges.

(continued from page 1) the following facility needs in its “Deficiency Overview:” • Space for a multi-purpose/ activity room • facility was low on storage and operational space • facility was in need of attorney/clergy/health care room and/ or area within the secure site. Sheriff Jack Rodgers said in previous meetings that the state could require those deficiency findings be addressed in order to keep the county jail open. Spears said during Monday night’s meeting that by moving the OEM office, that will free up two extra offices, a conference room, a storage room and a restroom that is located within the same complex as the county jail. That space could be converted into some of the needs addressed in the report by the jail review committee. Strong Start to 2017 Hopson’s monthly treasurer’s

report to the quorum court highlighted the strong start in the county general fund, but also noted a significant downturn in month-to-month sales tax collections. The printed monthly treasurer’s report which is handed out at each quorum court meeting showed that the county general fund ended January with a balance of $235,420.74. In comparison, the balance in county general at the end of January 2016 was $55,941.18. That reflects an increase of more than 200 percent. “We’re holding up a whole lot better than i thought we were,” Spears told the court. Over the past few years, the balance in county general has traditionally run at a deficit throughout much of the year before moving into the black after local taxes are collected at the end of the year. The fact that county general began 2016

News Briefs Guitar Pull Feb. 18 Final Sign Up For in New Edinburg Lions Club Softball, neW eDinBuRG - The new Baseball Thurs. edinburg Community Center will host a guitar pull Saturday, feb. 18 at 5 p.m. “Bring your acoustic instruments and join in the fun or come and enjoy the music,” organizers said. food will be available for purchase. Admission is free. All proceeds go to the center.

RISON - The final sign up opportunity for the Rison lions Club baseball and softball teams will be Thursday, feb. 16 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Rison elementary Auditorium. The cost is $50 for the first child, and $45 for each additional sibling. Child must be four years old by May 1. There are teams available for all age groups.

Woodlawn Youth Shower Feb. 25 Baseball, Softball Sign-Ups Underway For Kelley, Gurnsey

TOMMY TERRIFIC AT KINGSLAND ELEMENTARY - In honor of Black History Month, Tommy Terrific’s Wacky Magic Show was performed for Headstart through fifth grade at Kingsland Elementary. It was an educational magic show about the “Tuskegee Airmen,” featuring magic tricks of things that fly.The show explored the legacy and accomplishments of these brave men who defended our country during World War II. It was very entertaining as well as educational. Pictured with Tommy Terrific are (left to right) Addison Cornett, Aaliyah Savage and Matthew Tanner.

WOODLAWN - The finalWoodlawn Youth Baseball and Softball league will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday, feb. 18, at the Woodlawn Grocery. The cost is $70 for 1 child; $110 for two children; and $ 130 for three children. Please bring a copy of your child’s birth certificate. for additional information please contact one of the following Board members: David Smith at (870) 510-0466; Trey Scharf at (870) 814-9733; or Larry Reynolds at (870) 4610441.

Backwoods Poultry Show To Be Held March 11 at Rison

RISON - As many as 500 entries from across Arkansas and surrounding states are expected to be on hand for the Backwoods Poultry Show to be held Saturday, March 11, at the Cleveland County fairgrounds in Rison. The show is open to the public and admission is free. Gates will open at 9 a.m. The show is being sponsored by the Cleveland County fair Association.

Sahara Shrine Circus Feb. 25-26 in P.B.

Pine Bluff - The Sahara Shrine Circus will be held at the Pine Bluff Convention Center with shows Saturday, feb. 25 at 2 and 7 p.m., and Sunday, feb. 26 at 2 and 6 p.m. The attractions include a threering circus with elephants, tigers, dog, ponies, magic and more. Tickets will be available at the door. Children’s tickets are distributed through schools.


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Missing Dog Missing Husky. Last seen Sunday, feb. 12, around the Staves/Grant County line. if seen, please call or text (870) 370-2218 or (210) 913-8042.

February 26-27 with Steve Diggs Sessions

Sunday, Feb. 26 Session #1: 9:30 a.m. – Starting Strong Session #2: 10:30 a.m. – Effective Conflict Resolution Session #3: 5:30 p.m. – The Fine Art of Mentoring


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A wedding shower for lauren Kelley and Devin Gurnsey will be given Saturday, feb. 25 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the “Y” Community Center. everyone is welcome. The couple is registered at JC Penney and Walmart.

Crawfish Boil Slated for Mar. 11 at Rison

RiSOn - The Cleveland County fair Association will be hosting a crawfish boil on Saturday, March 11, at the fairgrounds in Rison during the Backwoods Poultry Show and the Hwy. 35 Junk Hunt. The crawfish will be available for lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and for dinner from 3 to 6 p.m. at the fairgrounds. Meal tickets are $15 and includes 3 lbs. of crawfish, corn, potatoes, sausage and tea. Dinein and carry-out will be available. Proceeds will support the poultry show and the fair association.

Hwy. 35 Junk Hunt Booth Spaces Now Available at Rison RiSOn - friends of Pioneer Village is renting booth space to individuals and businesses at “The Hub” in Rison for the upcoming Historic Hwy. 35 Junk Hunt to be held March 9-11. Proceeds from the event support renovations of the historic structures on the grounds of the Pioneer Village at Rison. inside booths, which have access to electricity, are $10 per day per 10 foot by 10 foot booth. Outside booth spaces are 15 feet by 25 feet, and are $25 per day. A vendor application form can be found elsewhere in this issue of The Herald, or contact Sharon Gray at (870) 692-3130 or

Support Group For Trauma Survivors To Meet Feb. 21

RiSOn - The Women’s Crisis Center of South Arkansas, based at Camden, will host a support group meeting for survivors of trauma at 2 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of the month (feb. 7 and 21) at the Cleveland County office of the Department of Human Services, 201 Fifth Street in Rison. All meetings are strictly confidential. Please come join us as we provide survivors of trauma with information that will enlighten and empower them to prosper through life. for more infomation, call the Women’s Crisis Center of South Arkanas at (870) 836-0375.

in the black was a significant achievement last year. County general provides the funding that pays for all county operations outside the road department. The balance in the fund is generally considered a barometer to the county’s financial health. While county general is starting the year with a healthy balance, the news was not as good concerning local sales tax collections. Hopson’s report showed that sales tax collection for the county’s 2-cent solid waste tax fell from $84,095.28 in December

2016 to $68,591.77 for January 2017. That reflects a decrease of more than 18 percent from month-to-month. Hopson noted that the sales tax collections reported on each month run about two months behind the month they were actually collected. With that in mind, he said the December report reflects the sales tax collections made during the hunting season when the county sees an influx of out-of-town visitors. “If it levels off at $65,000 to about $68,000 (per month) we should be all right, especially with solid waste,” Hopson said.

CCSB OKs Assistants for Baseball, Softball (continued from page 1) fice this summer. The trip is expected to cost $1,024 per student. That price covers five nights lodging, a charter bus, national Beta Club registration fees, campaign tshirts, a one-day pass to universal Studios and a four-day pass to Disney World. it does not include food expenses. each student attending the national convention will be required to pay $450 and will also have individual fundraising responsibilities of $360. So far, 54 students plus seven adult chaperones are expected to the trip. They will department from Rison on June 26 and return on July 3. Baseball/Softball Assistants The Cleveland County School Board also approved two coaching positions for the Rison High School baseball and softball programs. Both programs had operated with the head coach serving as the only adult on the staff. The board approved naming Vernon Dollar as an unpaid volunteer assistant for the baseball team, and math teacher Sarah McEntire as an assistant for the

softball team. it was noted that Dollar, who is also licensed bus driver, would not receive payment for his services as an assistant coach or bus driver. He would be considered a volunteer assistant under the Arkansas Activities Association (AAA) guidelines. Dollar also serves as a volunteer assistant with the football program. While McEntire is an certified teacher, she does not have a coaching certification. Therefore, she too will be serving as a certified volunteer assistant under the AAA guidelines. The board did vote to give her a $1,000 stipend on her teaching contract for serving as an assistant coach. Resolution Approved The school board also approved a resolution providing full disclosure of school board member Amber Offutt’s affiliation with Gateway Bank, which provides financial services for the school district. The issue had been addressed earlier, but Johnson said the state requires the full board to approve a resolution disclosing the relationship as well.

Pine Bluff - Hard times across the region have left many struggling to feed their homes. for those needing help with food programs, food Commodities may be the answer. The emergency food Assistance Program (TefAP) is where the uSDA buys the food, including processing and packaging, and ships it to individual areas. PBJCeOC will administer Commodities feb. 16 at new edinburg Community Center rom 9 to 11 a.m. and Kingsland City Hall from 1 to 3 p.m.; feb. 21 at Center Baptist Church from 9 to 11 a.m.; and feb. 22 in the Rison Office, 200 Main Street from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Applicants for food commodities assistance must meet income eligibility. income eligibility may be determined by meeting one of the following criteria; the household participation in the food stamp program, household meeting financial eligibility criteria requirements which compares the household size and income to the state income guidelines of 130% poverty lev-

el, or a foster child, or children being automatically eligible. for a household of 1, monthly countable income limit is $1,276. for each additional person in the household, add $451. Countable income includes check stubs, child support, unemployment, housing utility assistance, SSi, SSA, TeA, VAS and retirement benefits. To apply for assistance, the household should bring picture id of person requesting food and have a working knowledge of household income. Additional information may be required during the interview process. Failure to provide verification requested may result in delay or denial of assistance. for questions, call PBJCeOC’s toll free number at 1-800-2771313 or visit their website at Please bring the following information with you when you pick-up commodities; Social Security numbers for all household members, date of birth, picture identification for person picking up commodities, and valid telephone number.

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Blood Drive Being Held For Lola Lundry Saturday RiSOn - A “Blood Donor Challenge” will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, feb. 18, at Mout Olivet United Methodist Church at Calmer in honor of Lola Holderfield Lundry. On Aug. 19, 2016, Ms. Lundry was diagnosed with AML acute myeloid leukemia. Her journey has included numerous extended hospital stays, multiple blood transfusions, multiple platelet transfusions, and several chemo treatments. Shortly after her diagnosis, Mrs. Lundry was given six-to-12 months to live, her only chance at remission was a transplant. So with the blessing of her cancer team at Baptist Medical Center and CARTi, she was moved to UAMS to begin the process of being approved to go on the transplant registry on Oct. 31. Her daughter, Samantha Harvey, said they learned in november that her mother had three possible matches that would be tested further. in December, she said they learned her mother had a perfect match from israel and

the process started. Ms. Lundry recently started her strongest chemo was scheduled to receive a Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplant this week. “i share this now only because our mother’s only wish is for the blood institute to see donations made in honor of her and for as many people as possible to go on the ‘Be the Match’ registry to help others,” Harvey said. “Your gift of life to another is her wish,” she said. “Help us make her wish come true.” The Lundry & Holderfield family thanks you for your suppor. “We know the communities of Woodlawn and Rison will show up for such a good cause,” Harvey said. “We thank all of the friends, family and churches that have prayed for her during this journey.” To sign up to donate, go to and click “Blood Donors” and then “find a Drive.” Donors can also call Mout Olivet Methodist Church or call Bob Woodall at (501) 282-6072.

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Mary Ann Parrish

Hargraves To Celebrate 50th Anniversary Samuel and Patsy Hargrave will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house reception hosted by their children Saturday, March 4, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Woodlawn Community Center located on Highway 63. All friends and relatives are invited to attend. The couple respectively ask for no gifts. Their only wish is for you to attend and share in the memories. Sam and Pat Hargrave were married March 10, 1967 at War-

ren by the late Rev. Jewel Temple, uncle of Mr. Hargrave. Sam is the son of the late Hamp and Cleo Hargrave. Pat is the daughter of the late Leon and Margie Lee Ross and step-daughter of the late Perma Lee Ross. Sam and Pat are the parents of Sam & Melissa Hargrave and Tracey & Ken Hisaw, both of Woodlawn. They have five grandchildren: Joseph Ashcraft, Krista Ashcraft, Britton Hargrave, Justin Hargrave and Faith Hisaw.

The Cleveland County Office of Emergency Management is in the process of developing a hazard mitigation plan, and we need your input. Please visit mSlaBRt9JxZpam303 to complete the short survey. If you do not have internet copies can be picked up at the Emergency Management Office located at 20 Magnolia St. behind Courthouse. An updated hazard mitigation plan is required in order for our County to be eligible for various grant funds provided by the federal government, but more importantly it will provide us with information needed to better prepare for the risks that can affect us.

Your participation will be greatly appreciated, as the plan develops please watch for announcements of upcoming meetings and plan to attend when possible. Additionally, for all jurisdictions within the county to qualify for mitigation funds, they MUST participate in the development of the plan, examples of who needs to participate by completing the survey and attending meetings would be. County and City officials, School Districts, Business’s and Non Profit Organizations, Citizens, Churches, Utility Companies, etc. Should you need additional information please call 870-3256591.

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It’s so depressing to watch the news and watch the crazies out there protesting everything. Some don’t even know what they are protesting. So my family has gotten where we watch Family Feud most of the time even the reruns. At least we can laugh at the answers. As far as Family Feud I’ve been fired off my family’s pretend team for I am one of those who give the off the wall answers. This Saturday the 18th there will be a Stem Cell and Blood drive in honor of Lola Holderfield Lundry at Mt Oliver Methodist Church at Calmer at 11:00 to,3:00. The Stem Cell test is just a cotton swab in the mouth and the Blood drive is to help our local hospitals with Blood transfusions without having to go to out of state Blood Banks. The Oak Grove MBC kids did an Awesome job with The Valentine Banquet honoring the adults of the church. The food was delicious and being waited on was so nice and the singing was beautiful. Thank you all for a fun and entertaining night. We were talking about baths the other day and I remember them #2 Metal tub baths so well. I was about 13 when we got our first indoor bathroo. Boy, we were up town. All was well with our running water till the well would run dry. Then you got to draw water up and let it set in the sun all day to warm up or heated water on the stove in the house. If I had to take a bath in at old tub like that now I would have to turn it over and roll out for I wouldn’t be able to get my legs to work again for hours. If I had a date on Saturday night I had to wash my hair early and roll it before we went to the field so it would dry for there were no hair dryers like there is

now. Talking about hair we had our own home made products for setting gel or conditioner and I was gulliabld to try it all. Remember when you put egg on your hair to condition it and make it shine. Well no one told me to just use the white.......I used the whole thing. When I took my rollers down I had one gooey, greasy head of hair. No I didn’t get to wash it out because didn’t have time before I went to school and mom made me wear it to school like that. So I did what any red neck American girl would do I wore a head scarf all day. I know people thought I had shaved my head or something but I had one gooey mess and it was even coming through on the scarf. I never tried that again and won’t even use anything that says anything about eggs. Then there was the Jello as a setting Gel. Again I didn’t hear the part about 1 tblsp to a cup of water and I used 1 box. Wow, I even broke my comb trying to comb through my hair for it was as hard as a brick and I had these little roller curls all over my head. Another no-no for me. The their was the Mayonnaise treatment for your hair. Instead of washing it out like it said I decided to take a shower to kill two birds with one stone. Again a no-no for my hair did good but the Mayo washed all down my body and I smelt like a jar of Mayo for a couple of days. So my learning for the rest of my life was No more home made remedies, if it can’t be bought at a store I will pass. I hope you all have a great week and God Bless you all 2Corinthians 1:3. “Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort;”

News Briefs Jacks, Smith Earn Degrees from UA

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Jared Jacks and Shannon Smith, both of Rison, graduated from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville following the Fall 2016, the university has announced. Jacks, an operations management major, earned a masters of science in operations management degree for the UA College of Engineering. Smith, an apparel studies major, earned bachelor of science in human environmental sciences degree from the Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences.

Spay, Neuter Clinic For Cats Feb. 2123 In 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. 2123; 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 870-367-2469. 4 West Veterinary Clinic is located at 120 Greenfield Drive in Monticello.

Woodlawn Board Square Dance Club Will Meet Thursday WOODLAWN - The WoodOffers Free Lessons lawn School Board has reschedPINE BLUFF - The Star Steppers Square Dance Club of Pine Bluff is offering three free square dance lessons. The cost is only $3 per week per person after you complete the three free lesson, announced club spokeswoman Tracy Stanfield. No special clothing or shoes are required, just dress comfortable with a positive attitude. Square dancing benefits include mental concentration with physical exercise, flexibility and coordination. Stanfield said square dancers typically walk over two miles per inning of dancing. “This makes for an easy and fun way to burn calories,” she said. Stanfield said there is a common misconception that you need a partner to be involved with square dancing. She said this is only partially true. “You do need a partner on the floor, however you don’t have to have a partner to come,” Stanfield said. “There is always an experienced square dancer willing to dance with others during lessons. New square dancers are partnered with an experienced dancer to aid in the learning.” Men, women, teens, adults, singles and couples are welcome. The club meets every Monday night from 7 to 9 p.m. at Central Presbyterian Church at the corner of Ridgeway Road and Trinity Drive. Whether you’re a beginner or you have danced before and want to dance again, come out and have fun. For more information call (870) 540-6773. Cleveland County Herald Your County Newspaper Since 1888

uled its regular monthly meeting to 6 p.m. this Thursday, Feb. 16, in the administration building. Superintendent Dudley Hume reported that there was a possible conflict with the junior high district tournament so the decision was made to move it from Monday, Feb. 13, to Thursday, Feb. 16. The Woodlawn School Board usually meets the second Monday of each month.

New Board, Prices For Woodlawn Community Center

WOODLAWN - The Woodlawn Community Park Association has selected its new committee and updated contacts for the Woodlawn Community Center. President Stephen Jones (870) 489-2421; Vice President Jennifer Gwinn (870) 692-5733; Treasurer Charlene Dixon (870) 3572679; (870) 357-2356, or (870) 489-4177; Secretary Salena Cope (870) 489-3243; and Board Member Pam Draper (870) 489-1736. To rent the Community Center, contact Dixon, Jones or Gwinn. The new price to rent is $50 with a $50 deposit. The deposit will be refunded once the facility is cleaned and inspected after use.

Registration Underway For Spring ‘Walk Across Ark.’ RISON - The Spring Walk Across Arkansas will begin Feb. 26 and continue through April 22, Diane Clement, family and consumer science agent for the Cleveland County Cooperative Extension Serivc office has announced. Clement said the program encourages increasing daily exercise for the eight-week period to improve health and overall wellness. The Centers for Disease Control recommends that adults exercise a minimum of 150 minutes a week. In the recent Fall Walk Across Arkansas 2016 program, Cleveland County had five teams walking more than 79,000 minutes which equaled more than 3,991 miles and an estimated savings

of $7,982 in healthcare costs. Participating is easy: Collect a team of between two to 10 people, choose a captain, a team name, find a stopwatch and good walking shoes and set a personal goal and track your progress. To sign up for Walk Across Arkansas contact the Cleveland County Extension office at (870) 325-6321. The Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service offers its programs to all eligible persons regardless of race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer.

Plesant Ridge Cemetery Submitted by Sewilda Jacks Pleasant Ridge Cemetery’s report for 2016 is as follows: Balance Jan. 1, 2016: $6,073.56; Expenses for 2016: $2,254.40; Donations for 2016: $2,371.74; Interest earned 2016: $14.77; Balance as of Jan. 1, 2017: $6,205.67. Donations by Ray Austin Family $25; Marilyn Billingsly $10; Eva Mae Tew $20; Ray and Bobbie Cockrell $50; Karen Hinze in memory of Bobby Grimes $200; Billy Jacks $50; Janice Austin $35; Larry Austin $50; Burt Rodgers $50; James and Helen Castleberry $30; Carmen Wilson $50; Thomas and Ann Love $50; Brenda Cooper $50; Patricia Bailey $10; Gladys Tucker $50;

Derrell and Dorothy Rodgers $35; Jane Jacobs $20; Edd Harris Family $60; Eloise Tooke $100; Margaret Austin $50; Layman Harris $25; Thomas Spillyards $50; Yvonna Digiovanna $20; Carolyn Brown $100; Dianne Woods $100; Ron and Linda Austin $100; Mary Karnes $50; Jim and Judy Dooms $50; Betty Rodgers $25; Joan Ratliff $25; Marilyn Parker $100; Kathy McDade $100; Woody Castleberry $30; Cindy Harris $100; Kathryn Rodgers Estate $26.74; Betty, Jack, Lavonda and Tracy Rodgers in Memory of Robert Simpson $100; Wanda Finley $300; June Murdock $50; Theresa Whitehead $25.

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Guest Columnist


Jim Davidson

Briefs Macedonia Food Pantry Open Feb. 18

Ladies With Church Typewriters! The Scottish essayist and historian Thomas Carlyle once said of humor, “Its essence is love, its issues not in laughter, but in still smiles, which lie far deeper.” I can tell you truthfully that humor has always been a part of my life, especially since I became an adult. As they say, if you are married and have trouble seeing the humor in things, just got out those old wedding pictures. For me, the best kind of humor is self-deprecating. If we can’t laugh at ourselves, to my way of thinking we are very poor indeed. These are some thoughts that came to the surface when I reread something a friend sent me the other day. It is titled, “Ladies with church typewriters” and some of the things these ladies typed are quite humorous. See if you don’t agree and some cause a few of those still smiles that Thomas Carlyle talked about. 1. The Fasting and Prayer Conference includes meals. 2 Scouts are saving aluminum cans, bottles and other items to be recycled. Proceeds will be used to cripple children. 3. The sermon this morning, ‘Jesus Walks on the Water.’ The sermon tonight: ‘Searching for Jesus.’ 4. Ladies, don’t forget the rummage sale. It’s a chance to get rid of those things not worth keeping around the house. Bring your husbands. 5. Don’t let worry kill you off – let the church help. 6. Miss Charlene Mason sang ‘I will not pass this way again,’ giving obvious pleasure to the congregation. 7. For those of you who have children and don’t know it, we have a nursery downstairs. 8. Next Thursday there will be tryouts for the choir. They need all the help they can get. 9. Irving Benson and Jessie Carter were married on October 24th in the church, so ends a friendship that began in their school days. 10. A bean supper will be held on Tuesday evening in the church hall. Music will follow. 11. At the evening service tonight, the sermon topic will be “What is Hell?” Come early and listen to our choir practice. 12. Eight new choir robes are currently needed due to the addition of several new members and to the deterioration of some older ones. 13. Place your donation in the envelope along with the deceased person you want remembered. 14. The church will host an evening of fine dining, super entertainment and gracious hostility. 15. Pot-luck supper Sunday at 5 p.m. – prayer and medication to follow. 16. The ladies of the church have cast off clothing of every kind. They may be seen in the basement on Friday afternoon. 17. This evening at 7 p.m. there will be a hymn singing in the park across from the church. Bring a blanket and be prepared to sin. 18. The pastor would appreciate it if the ladies of the congregation would lend him their electric girdles for the pancake breakfast next Sunday. 19. Low Self-Esteem support group will meet Thursday at 7 p.m. Please use the back door. 20. The eighth graders will be presenting ‘Shakespeare and Hamlet’ at 7 p.m. The congregation is invited to attend this tragedy. 21. Weight Watchers will meet at 7 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church. Please use large double door at the side entrance. Well, mercifully that is the end of the offerings. I certainly enjoyed some of them and hope you did as well. If there is one thing these rather humorous thoughts pointed up for me is that just one misplaced or wrong letter can change the whole meaning. This is true for all correspondence and communication and could serve as a reminder for each of us. (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 when you help a needy child.)

A Matter About Being ReTooled & ReFueled

The Rison Church of Christ will host a Retooled & Refueled Seminar February 26, 27th with Steve Diggs. Steve has spoken internationally over 2000 times and is one of America’s most sought after speakers on the life-skills. ReTooled & ReFueled is a profoundly Biblical seminar featuring 5 Powerful Sessions. This positive, upbeat approach is a welcome breath of fresh air for teens and adults who are burdened and broken by the stresses of life. Steve speaks to the hearts of people who know the problems—but haven’t yet found the solutions. ReTooled & ReFueled is both humorous and up-beat. The goal: Regular chuckles with an occasional belly laugh. 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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RISON - Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church will open its food pantry on the third Saturday of each month (Feb. 18) from 9 to 10:30 a.m.

Oak Grove Essential Needs Pantry is Sat.

Vivian Nutt

Vivian Alice Manuel Nutt, 88, of Sheridan, died Wednesday, February 8, 2017, in Little Rock. She was born July 24, 1928, in Rison, daughter of Ferrell Tillman and Naomi Alice Hall Manuel. Mrs. Nutt was reared and received her early education in Rison, graduating from Watson Chapel High School in 1947. Mrs. Nutt retired from AT&T with 40 years’ service as an Operator and Central Office Clerk and also was a member of the Telephone Pioneers. Mrs. Nutt was a member of Hardin Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School and worked in the Nursery. Mrs. Nutt enjoyed serving as counselor at Siloam Springs church camp and was involved in the Women’s Missionary Union. She volunteered at the Hope Center and was a Counselor for the Billy Graham Crusade in Little Rock. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Mary Harris; and four brothers, Gerald Manuel, Earl Tillman Manuel, Herschel Manuel, Willie “Buddy” Manuel, and son, Mark Nutt. Survivors include her son, Ronald Murphy (Jeanne) of Temple, Texas; two daughters, Vickie Biggerstaff (Alan) of Conroe, Texas and Monica Thompson (Robert) of Sheridan; two stepsons, Richard Nutt of White Hall and Kenneth Nutt (Carnell) of Abbeville, Louisiana; and step-daughter, Gay Spence of Sterlington, Louisiana; daughter-in-law, Lynn Nutt of Port St. Lucie, Florida; 11 grandchildren, 9 step-grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, February 11, 2017, in the Chapel of Ralph Robinson & Son with Reverend Johnny Taylor officiating. Burial followed in Moss Cemetery near Bearden. Memorials may be made to Hardin Baptist Church, 300 Todd Lynn Drive, White Hall, Arkansas 71602. Online register: ****

Ralph Waschalk

Ralph Hiram Waschalk, 94, of Pine Bluff, passed away, Sunday February 12, 2017. Born February 27, 1922 in the Sulphur Springs Community, he was a son of the late Joseph Waschalk and Anna Novak Waschalk. Mr. Waschalk was a United States Army World War II Veteran having served as a combat Medic in the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre. He retired from Ben Pearson in 1986 after more than 30 years of service, and was of the Catholic faith. Mr. Waschalk is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Loraine Stamper Waschalk, whom he married, December 22, 1951; children, Connie Waldo (Jim), Ray Waschalk (Tammy), Amy Hunter (Paul) and Peggy Moore (David); siblings, Alice Paschal, Bess Bradford, Sam Waschalk and Lil Waschalk; 12 grandchildren, Butch and Vince Waldo, Steven, Josh and David Waschalk, Hank Smith, Chrissy Matthews, Brandon and David Moore, Jamey Tice, Kelly Moss and Paul Hunter; ten great-grandchildren, Cody, Sawyer, Tucker, Elliot, Landon, Kaleb, Jacey, Jessa, Alex, Sarah; and many other loving family and friends. Graveside Services will be Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 2 p.m. in Graceland Cemetery with military honors. Online condolences: ****

Doyle Haynie

Doyle Kenneth Haynie, 76, of North Little Rock passed away Friday, February 10, 2017. He was born in Faulkner County near Vilonia to parents Doyle Thomas Haynie and Lillian Barentine Haynie. Kenneth graduated from North Little Rock High School in 1958 and graduated from Henderson State University in 1962. He served in the United States Army from 1960 – 1962 as a Battalion Communications Officer, earning the nickname “Radar” and several decorations and awards for his service. In 1969 Kenneth started a fledgling company, American Micrographics, which over the years has evolved into what is now Records Imaging Systems, Inc., which is currently owned by his two sons. The company was one of the nation’s top dealerships for Minolta USA (Konica Minolta USA) for over twenty years. Kenneth was a devoted, hardworking, Christian family man who could fix or build anything. He loved NASCAR, fishing and spending family time boating. He is preceded in death by his parents and leaves to cherish his memory his loving and devoted wife of 54 years, Freda Rauls Haynie; his sons Keith Haynie and Kevin (Stephanie) Haynie; daughter Kara and his beloved grandchildren Jackson Thomas Haynie, Kaitlyn Elise Haynie and Jessica Lynn Haynie. A funeral service was held Monday, February 13, 2017 at the funeral home with burial immediately following in Rest Hills Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Victory Baptist Church, 10000 Brockington Rd., Sherwood, AR 72120. Online guestbook at www. ****

Dana Reaves

Dana Michell Houser Reaves, 44, of New Edinburg, AR died Thursday, February 9, 2017 at the Bradley County Medical Center. She was born February 18, 1972 in Stuttgart, a daughter of Danny and Donna Houser of England, Ark. She was a Business Analyst with Computer Services Corporation and a graduate of England Public Schools. Surviving other than her father and mother is her husband Chuck Reaves, whom she married November 27, 2004, of New Edinburg, AR. three sons, Jonathan Reaves and spouse Kerri, Fort Worth, Texas; Keith Archer, Fordyce; and Kristopher Archer, New Edinburg; two daughters Jessica McClellan and spouse Billy, New Edinburg. and Kayla Archer, Benton; a brother Davin Houser, England; two sisters Dedra Burkett, Cabot; and Desiree Houser, England; five grandchildren Knox, Wyatt, Maci May, Chloe and Gracie; and her mother-in-law Betty Greenwood, Warren. The family received friends Tuesday, February 14 at Frazer’s Funeral Home. Online guestbook ****

Robin Deatherage

On Tuesday, February 7, 2017 the Lord called home another angel. Robin Louise Deatherage, 55, of Star City passed away peacefully at UAMS in Little Rock following a three year battle with cancer. Mrs. Deatherage was born September 21, 1961 in Everett, Washington, to John Deatherage and Jeanette Delaney. After graduating from Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Washington, Robin traveled the country. She made her home in Star City, where she worked at School Apparel until retiring in 2014. She lived for her children, grandchild and her “adopted” kids. Robin was a beloved daughter, mother and Grammy. She was preceded in death by her parents. Robin leaves behind to cherish her memory three children, Jamie Robinson of Mabelvale, Melody Bray of Rison, and Tommy Robinson Jr. of Mabelvale; and one grandchild, Paul Bray IV. A graveside service was held Saturday, February 11, 2017, at Prosperity Cemetery in Rison with Bro. James Moffett officiating. Pallbearers were Jamie Robinson, Tommy Robinson Jr., Paul Bray III, Terry Hopper, Lucas Raiford and Chase Turner. Memorials may be made to UAMS Cancer Institute in Robin’s honor. To sign an online register go to Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Buie Funeral Home of Rison. ****

Pioneer Village Work Day Sat. at Pioneer Village

RISON - The Pioneer Village will have a work day Saturday, Feb. 18 beginning at 8 a.m. The group encourages you to come when you can to help with clean up, fixing up and more for upcoming events. Cleveland County Herald Your County Newspaper Since 1888

Thank You Thank you to the Woodlawn High School Class of 1989 for the beautiful flower arrangement sent for Mitch’s service. Sincerely, The Family of Mitch Lunsford

WOODLAWN - Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church on Hwy. 63 at Woodlawn will have its essential needs pantry open from 10 to 11 a.m. this Saturday, Feb. 18, at the church.

Cornerstone Moves Sun. Service Time

RISON - Sunday services at Cornerstone Church of God on Hwy. 79 at Rison have been moved to 3 p.m. Sundays, announced Travis Creekmore, who is currently overseeing the services there.

Men’s Ministry Sun. at First Bapt.

RISON - First Baptist Church, located at 302 Mockingbird Lane, will hold a Men’s Ministry Sunday, Feb. 19 at 3 p.m. with Rev. Terry Reams. All men are invited to come and be a part of this celebration in the First Baptist Fellowship Hall.

Woodlawn Gospel Singing is Feb. 25

WOODLAWN - The public is invited to come participate or listen in on a casual community Gospel singing to be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Woodlawn Community Center at 6270 Hwy. 63, organizer Salena Cope has announced. There is no charge to attend. Anyone who would like sing is welcome to bring their own music on CDs or they can sing with the band/musicians who will be on hand. Look in The Herald for future singing dates.

Revival Feb. 24-26 At Cornerstone

RISON - Cornerstone Church of God will hold revival Feb. 2426 with special guest Bro. Travis Creekmore. Service times are Friday, Feb. 24 and Saturday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Feb. 26 at 3 p.m.

Bethel #1 To Host Southern Jubilee Singing Convention

RISON - Bethel No. 1 Missionary Baptist Church at Rison will be hosting the Southern Jubilee Gospel Singing Convention on Friday and Saturday, March 3-4, at the church. Admission is free. A love offering will be collected each night. Singing begins at 6 p.m. Friday, March 3, and at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 4. Bethel No. 1 is located at 2230 Hwy. 35 North, about 1.5 miles west of the Hwy. 79 intersection at Rison. Groups include Made By Mercy, N Him, Heaven’s Echoes and The Kinsmen. It will be emceed by Bro. Mike Goodwin. For more information, call (870) 325-7484 or (501) 977-6525.

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Other Days (The following items were compiled by Stan Sadler from files of past issues of the Cleveland County Herald. For questions or comments, contact Stan Sadler, P.O. Box 325, Rison, AR 71665, phone (870) 830-2056 or 870325-6412; or email at sadler. 10 YEARS AGO FEBRUARY 14, 2007 The Rison City Council voted Tuesday night to proceed with its planned 3% increase in water rates after a study of the Rison Water Department’s finances determined that the city should raise its rates by even more. The rate increase will not officially go into effect until March. The last person of 15 people arrested last June in a major drug sweep in and around Rison entered a guilty plea in court here Tuesday to four counts of delivery of a controlled substance (crack cocaine) and received a 15-year prison sentence. All of the defendants received prison time. After hearing a proposal Monday night, the Cleveland County School Board decided to wait before making a final decision on which way to go regarding plans for a new softball/baseball complex at the recently acquired 23-acre area on the south end of the Rison campus. The board is studying plans based on the district’s priority list of a softball field first, followed by a baseball field, and eventually in the future a track. A fourth quarter rally helped the Woodlawn Lady Bears get past the Marvell Lady Mustangs, 42-38, last Friday night at Marvell to wrap up an undefeated season in the 8-2A Conference. Jessica Dickey and Leah Jacks had 12 points each to lead the Lady Bears. 20 YEARS AGO FEBRUARY 12, 1997 The U.S. Postal Service wants to build a new post office facility in Rison, and at the present time their number one choice for a site for the new building is some property on Highway 35 South (Main Street) owned by the Rison School District. The only structure currently occupying the property is the old school agri building which is now being used for storage. Whether the land is sold or leased for a post office, or is kept by the district, will probably be decided at a special meeting of the school board Thursday night. The Rison School Board, by a 4-1 vote, decided to offer $2,000 as a settlement involving a former coach at the school. Larry

Possum hunting was quite a favorite sport in other days. It was engaged in principally by young men and boys. Any boy who has not been possum hunting has a missing chapter in his life and his education is far from complete. The autumn and the early winter were the favorite times of the year for possum hunting. Anyone who owned a good possum dog was to be envied. Boys not only hunted possum for the sport, but principally for the hides. These they could convert into ready cash at a time when money was not so plentiful. Possum baked with sweet potatoes was considered a rare dish. Most of my possum hunting was done near the home of my uncle Jim Sadler, a mile and a half west of Rison. Many a clear, frosty night, Guy, Tom and I would walk out to Uncle Jim’s and hunt possum with our cousins, Everett, Jake, Luther and Frank Sadler. They owned a large yellow-spotted hound named “Karo,” known far and wide as an expert in tracking down the possums. There would be other dogs in the hunt, but Karo always took the lead. We would leave the house soon after dark. Usually each boy would have something to carry. There would be at least two coal oil burning lanterns, a couple of axes, and some tow sacks in which to bring the possums. When we got out into the woods, a fire would be built so we could warm ourselves while waiting for the dogs to “tree.”

McCullough, a former coach and teacher at Rison High School, filed a lawsuit in 1995 against the school district asking for damages resulting from a breach of contract. McCullough’s contract at the school was terminated in July, 1994. Board member Herschel S. Garner cast the “no” vote for the settlement, stating that he wanted to see the matter settled in court. Jimmy Fred Hudson, 58, of Rison, a minister and service representative for Synergy Gas Company, dies. Genell Davis, elementary school principal, and Ross Bolding, high school principal, were rehired for another year by the Woodlawn School Board. Three victories over Rison last Friday night at home gave all of the Kingsland basketball teams a clean sweep of the 7A-East Conference during regular season play. This was Kingsland’s first season in Class A, after playing up from Class B. Starting play this week, Kingsland’s four teams - senior boys and girls and junior boys and girls - had a combined record of 30-0 in the conference and 73-14 overall. Tommy Harper is coach of all four teams. 30 YEARS AGO FEBRUARY 18, 1987 The Rison School Board accepted the new elementary school classroom building, constructed at a cost of about $900,000. Superintendent Grady Cathey says he hopes the school can begin using the new facility next month. Rison High School will host the 8A Conference Senior High Basketball Tournament next week. Balances in three funds for the City of Rison at the close of 1986 totaled over $20,000 - general fund, $2,863.85; street fund, $10,916.57; water and sewer fund, $6,886.66. Atty. Ronnie Phillips, former Rison municipal judge, is appointed Juvenile Referee in the Cleveland, Dallas and Calhoun County Circuit and Chancery courts. Completion of Cleveland County’s solid waste compactor transfer station on Highway 79 in Rison is scheduled within four to six weeks. The annual Cleveland County Spelling Bee will be held at Rison Monday night. The possibility of one monthlong deer season, rather than the customary three hunting periods, is tossed out for consideration by the state Game & Fish Commission. The Kingsland Greyhounds nipped the Woodlawn Bears, 42-

As soon as the dogs notified us that they had “treed,” then the rush began through the brush, over logs and narrow streams of water until we reached the spot to which the dogs had called us. One of the boys would use a bull’s-eye lantern to throw a beam of light up into the tree to spot the possum, and often more than one would be found up the same tree. Then would begin the task of cutting down the tree to get the game. The possum would “sull,” so all there was to do was to pick him up and put him in a sack. Sometimes the dogs would tree a coon. That was when the fun began, because the coon was not easily captured. Anyone who has not witnessed a dog and coon fight has really missed something. A dog which could whip a coon was highly prized. After the capture we would build another fire and wait for the dogs to “tree” again, and so it went on until late in the evening. Then began the long trudge back home carrying the possums. I recall being invited (and, of course, I accepted) to go on a possum hunt staged by the B.Y.P.U. The group met at the church building and walked out beyond Harrison Creek, west of town. There were about 25 couples and a few “extras” along. Some were interested in catching possums, but for the most part, it was a “sparkin” event. A long walk in the moonlight and a great evening. I do not know whether boys are still hunting possums or not, but if they are they are making footprints on the sands of time.

40, on a basket with 2 seconds left in the game at Woodlawn Tuesday night of last week. Pat Golden led the Greyhounds with 12 points, while Woodlawn’s Ray McMillan paced all scorers with 18 points. Teresa Knight’s layup with 8 seconds to go in the game gave the Kingsland Lady Greyhounds a 34-32 victory over Woodlawn. Knight and Ollie Rainey had 10 points each to lead Kingsland, while Karan Jacks’ 10 points paced the Lady Bears. 40 YEARS AGO FEBRUARY 16, 1977 New Edinburg School superintendent H.O. Splawn, Jr., will resign effective June 30. County appropriations were approved at a session of the Quorum Court. Approval is given by the Cleveland County Election Commission for three voting boxes in the Woodlawn School District. Teresa Henderson, a freshman at New Edinburg High School, was named “Eagle Teen ‘77” at the 4th annual pageant conducted at the school Saturday night. Benefits for city workers gets approval of the Rison City Council. The five full-time employees will receive a hospitalization plan at a cost of $100 a month. Reginald Glover, Rison native, is promoted to president and chief executive officer of the First State Bank of Crossett. The Rison School Board voted to extend the contracts for principals - Jack White, elementary school, and Edward Parham, high school. 50 YEARS AGO FEBRUARY 15, 1967 Work is under way on the new $100,000 cafeteria at Rison School. A mineral firm is making plans to renew efforts in developing the magnetic anomaly near Rison. Five wells - the deepest 8,381 feet - have been drilled into the ore. Nearly a half-mile under the earth’s surface here is a large deposit of iron ore named the Rison Magnetic Anomaly. Early last year the firm made known their plans for a bond issue to finance cutting a 16-foot shaft into the ore rock. “Tight money” slows progress. J.L. Fleeman, sheriff and tax collector, starts collection of the county’s 1966 tax bill of $326,560. Cdr. J.D. Ward of Rison is awarded the Silver Star medal and assumes duties as executive officer of the U.S.S. Coral Sea. Tommy Cash led Rison with 22 points, as the Wildcats defeated the Woodlawn Bears, 84-68. Jimmy Stover led the Bears with 19 points. 60 YEARS AGO FEBRUARY 13, 1957 Improvements on Highway 79 in the county are reported in plans for this year, including the section between Kingsland and Saline River. At present a relocation of Highway 79 in the Saline River bottoms and the erection of a concrete and steel bridge to replace the old bridge are under construction. Hugh Paul Davis and Havis Hyatt scored 24 points each, as the Rison Wildcats beat the Warren Lumberjacks, 73-68. Sue Wilson’s 20 points led the R.H.S. senior girls to a 63-38 win over Warren. Effective February 15 the state sales tax will be hiked from 2 to 3 cents. Twenty-eight senior boys and junior girls teams will participate in the District 8B-North Basketball Tournament at the Rison School gym next week. This will be the first time that a district basketball tournament has been held on the Rison court. The tourney will be for teams in Cleveland, Jefferson and Lincoln counties. Collection of the county’s 1956 tax bill of $172,046.36 will be started Monday by Sheriff and Tax Collector Homer Morrison. Advertisement - At Moore’s Hardware & Furniture, phone 24, Rison: Lyon Posture Crest mattress and box springs, $79.95 for both, twin or full size. 70 YEARS AGO FEBRUARY 12, 1947 The formal opening of the new Rison Canning Company plant is scheduled for April 1. The Baptist and Methodist churches at Kingsland are building new parsonages. J.B. Morgan of Rison is named county revenue inspector to succeed Mrs. Calvin Walker, who

GLIMPSES FROM THE PAST - Evidently the present two-story Cleveland County Courthouse with its tall clock tower, constructed in 1911, had not been erected when this photo was made of a portion of Rison’s Main Street. This glimpse from the past, apparently made from the top of a downtown business house, reveals a dirt street looking south starting from near the corner of Third and Main. On the east side of the street the first building shown was situated about where the old Lion Service Station is today. Moving across Third Street and still on the east side, about a dozen trees line the street in front of structures where today stands The Arrangement Shoppe and Buie Funeral Home. Further up the hill on the east, there is no evidence of the tall clock tower of the present courthouse which would be easily noticed, indicating this street scene is from over 100 years ago and before 1911. However, visible in the far distance on the east side of the street, which would be the corner of Fifth and Main, is the steeple of the second Methodist church building in Rison where today the offices for the Department of Human Services are located. At the top right, where the intersection with Fourth Street is located, the old Emerson home on the west side of Main, erected in the 1890s, can be seen much like it is today, only recently vacated by Terry and Arnette Guyer. For further information, contact Stan Sadler at 870-830-2056 or resigned. in the county has a $2,196,837 here. Walter Flynn and Jake Roberts tax valuation. Investigating reports of dynaof Rison closed a deal with Lloyd The names of 15 Cleveland miting on Saline River at points and Homer Patrick for the pur- countians, from whom five will south of here. chase of their store here, located be selected to compose the new Don Matheson, Cleveland in the Ashcraft building. Flynn county Welfare Board, were sub- County farm agent, urges farmand Roberts will open a grocery mitted last week to the state Wel- ers to play it safe in discussing store at the location. fare Commission. conditions prevailing here. The Rison senior boys basketThat Cleveland County will ball team lost in the semifinals 90 YEARS AGO have a fair this fall was definitely of the Oil Belt Tournament at FEBRUARY 17, 1927 decided Friday by the county Smackover, falling to the host That the present session of Farm and Home Demonstration team, 41-32. Rison opened the the local public school will be Committee at their first meeting tourney by defeating Camden extended one month, making a for the year at the courthouse Fairview, 26-18. 9-month term, seems certain, ac- here. L.C. (Cain) Reed, 48, of the cording to those in school circles Calmer community, prominently identified with county affairs for a number of years, dies. The Lumber Bowl Basketball Tournament will be played at Rison February 21-22. Twenty high school teams have been invited to the tourney. Rison people who have rooms for members of the visiting teams are asked to contact Superintendent W.H. Hobgood of the Rison School. Advertisement - At the Rison Theater: Elizabeth Taylor in “Courage of Lassie.” Advertisement - At Reid & Gray Cash Store, Rison: Felt hats, $1.79. Advertisement - At Roberts & Flynn Cash Store, Rison: Potatoes, 10 pounds, 35 cents; salt, 25 pounds, 34 cents. 80 YEARS AGO FEBRUARY 17, 1937 The “black eye” Rison has had with fire insurance companies is “clearing up.” For a while fire insurance companies looked with a frown on policies written for Rison properties, and in some instances, refusing to place fire protection here. This condition resulted from the heavy fire losses sustained here for a period of several years when insurance companies were repeatedly having to take care of losses on locally held policies. In that time several brick business houses, an ice plant, a cotton gin, school house, and a large number of residences went up in smoke, entailing heavy damages here. In 1936, however, fire loss here was held to a remarkably low level in comparison to former years. Kingsland has also had an unfavorable fire record, but now has a better classification since losses have dropped there also. Two W.P.A. (Works Progress Administration) sewing rooms in Cleveland County employ 16 women. The sewing rooms, in operation at Rison and Kingsland, have a monthly payroll of approximately $425. Mrs. Wallace Hobson is supervisor of the county project. Sixteen soil conservation program meetings will be held around the county February 2227. Jewell Miller buys the interest of Tom Glover in the Pastime Cafe in Rison. The Anthony-Williams Lumber Co. at Kingsland is constructing two dry kilns at their plant. Sheriff and Tax Collector T.H. Glover starts collecting the $83,878 county tax bill for the year. Personal and real property

Public Notice ORDINANCE NO. 2017-001 AN ORDINANCE REQUIRING REGISTRATION OF DOGS WITH CITY HALL AND ISSUANCE OF ID TAG FOR ANIMAL AND PROHIBITING PERSON/PERSONS FROM ALLOWING HIS OR HER DOG/DOGS TO RUN AT LARGE IN THE CITY OF RISON, ARKANSAS; PROVIDING A PENALTY THEREFORE; DECLARING AN EMERGENCY, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RISON, ARKANSAS: SECTION 1: That from and after passage of this ordinance, which hereby supersedes Ordinance #2011-001 of April 2011, the owner of a dog or dogs shall be required to register the animal with Rison City Hall. The registration fee shall be $5.00 per animal, numerical tags will be issued for each animal and information stored for identification purposes. SECTION 2: That from and after passage of this ordinance, it shall be unlawful for any person to allow his or her dog/dogs to run at large upon the public ways of the city or the premises of any person, other than those of the owner, in the City of Rison, Arkansas. SECTION 3: That any person who allows their dog/dogs to run at large in the corporate limits of the City of Rison shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be subject to a fine of not less than Twenty-five dollars ($25.00) nor more than One Hundred dollars ($100) on first offense. Owner shall be subject to a fine of not less than fifty dollars ($50.00) nor more than Two Hundred dollars ($200.00) on second offense and shall be subject of a fine not less than Seventy-five dollars ($75.00) nor more than Five Hundred dollars ($500) for a third offense. Each day that said animal is allowed to continue to run at large shall be considered a separate offense and punishable as such. SECTION 4: All ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict herewith are hereby repealed. SECTION 5: This ordinance being necessary for the immediate protection of the public peace, health and safety an emergency is hereby declared to exist and this ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage and approval. PASSED AND APPROVED this 7th day of Feb. 2017. APPROVED: Vernon Dollar, MAYOR ATTEST: Rhonda Thompson, TREASURER/RECORDER

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AVON Sales FOR ALL YOUR AVON NEEDS and wants, call Ida Neal. 870-3572075. Avon is always having a sale! Books available at Country Store, Dixon Boots, Woodlawn Grocery. (*26) Services MONOGRAMMING & EMBORIDERY AVAILABLE by calling 870370-2012. (*31) LEAKY FAUCETS? Weak floors, stuck doors? Call Keith Cochran, handy man. 870-357-2446. (*36) FOREST LAND BOUNDARY LINE MAINTENANCE. References available. Contact TGS Forestry Consulting & Supply, LLC. 501-658-5212; (*1) LAWN SERVICE IN RISON AND WOODLAWN AREA: Mowing, trimming, fertilizing and more! We also clean up leaves! (870) 515-3194. (*p)

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Now Hiring! The Green House Cottages of Southern Hills is accepting applications for the following positions: CNA Must have an active license, be in good standing with the Office of Long Term Care, and have a heart for caring for the elderly. If you have the heart, we can train you. Multiple shifts open, full time and part time positions available. Must pass a background check and a drug screen. LPN Must have a nursing license from the state of Arkansas, long term care experience preferred but not required. Full time and part time positions available. Our nurses have a lower nurse to patient ratio and experience the reason why they went into nursing to begin with, because they love caring for elders. Our nurses do not push a med cart! Must pass a background check and a drug screen. RN Supervisor/Treatment Nurse Must be a registered nurse. You will supervise LPNs and CNAs, but will also be a part of a multi-disciplinary leadership team. Responsible for tracking and trending infections, antibiotic usage, wound healing, and the weights of our elders. Responsible for providing wound care but also responsible for determining appropriate interventions to promote wound healing and reduce potential for infection. This is a full time position, salary based on experience. Must pass a background check and a drug screen. Apply in person to 701 S Main Street, Rison, AR or you may email your resume to For more information, feel free to call 870-325-6202.

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Junior High Basketball

Jr. Bears Beat Hermitage

HAMPTON - The Woodlawn Junior Bears controled the second half to come away with a 47-34 victory over the Hermitage Junior Hermits in first round action at the 8-1A Junior High District Tournament Saturday at Hampton. Woodlawn led 15-9 after the first quarter before Hermitage shaved a point off the deficit to make it 22-17 at halftime. That was as close as it got as the Junior Bears pulled away to grab a double-digit lead, 35-25, by the end of the third quarter. Woodlawn entered the tournament as the no. 3 seed while Hermitage was the no. 6 seed. Cole Reynolds led Woodlawn with 22 points followed by Clayton Ashcraft with 15. Woodlawn 63, Hermitage 56 HERMITAGE - Cole Reynolds scored a season-high 37 points as the Woodlawn Junior Bears closed out the regular season with a 63-56 win over the Hermitage Junior Hermits last Thursday at the Hermitage gym. Woodlawn dominated the first three quarters of the game, taking a 24-point lead late in the third quarter. That margin convinced Coach Logan Adair to begin pulling his startrers, but the

Hermits made a run in the fourth quarter to cut it to 11. Adair said he put his starters back in the game to turnback the rally. Adair said 31 of Reynolds’ 37 points came in the first three quarters before he was pulled after Woodlawn got the 24-point lead. Clayton Ashcraft followed with 13. Woodlawn 53, Strong 41 STRONG - Cole Reynolds socred 27 points and Clayton Ashcraft had 13 to lead the Woodlawn Junior Bears to a 53-41 victory over the Strong Junior Bulldogs in recent conference action at Strong.

Jr. Wildcats Fall to Bearden, 37-34

The Rison Junior Wildcats’ season came to a close Tuesday after they fell to the Bearden Junior Bears, 37-34, in the 7-2A East Junior High Tournament, Coach Fred Hauk reported. The Junior ‘Cats squeezed by Spring Hill, 37-35, in the first round of the tournament on Saturday. Rison knocked off Strong in its regular season finale for junior high.

Strong Tops Jr. Lady Bears; Beat Sparkman in Tourney

HAMPTON - The Woodlawn Junior Lady Bears struggled in the first and third quarters Monday night as the Strong Junior Lady Bulldogs rolled to a 4719 victory in the second round of the 8-1A Junior High District Tournament at Hampton. Strong bolted out to a 13-2 lead after the first quarter and were up 23-14 at halftime. The Lady ‘Dogs pushed their lead to 30-14 after the Junior Lady Bears went scoreless in the third. Strong ended the game by burying three 3-pointers in the final frame. Madison Barringer led Woodlawn in scoring with eight.

Wrestling Johnson Is Top Seed In 220 lbs. for State

WOODLAWN - Woodlawn’s Dylan Johnson will go into Saturday’s Arkanas State Wrestling Championships as the no. 1 seed in the 220 lbs. division of the Class 1A-5A Tournament, Dudley Hume announced Tuesday. Johnson is the defending Class 1A-5A state champion in the 195 lbs. divison, but Hume said he was bumped up the 220 lbs. division over concerns he may not be able to make weight for the 195 division this year. Johnson is coming off a severe illness, and Hume said they were concerned he may have added weight during the down time.

Woodlawn 47, Sparkman 22 HAMPTON - Madison Barringer scored 22 points to lead the Woodlawn Junior Lady Bears to a 47-22 victory over the Sparkman Junior Lady Raiders. Sparkman led 9-7 after the first quarter before Woodlawn blew the game open with a 20-4 in the second period. Barringer had 11 points in the second quarter. The Junior Lady Bears continued to roll in the second half, outscoring the Lady Raiders in both the third and four quarters. Barring was the only player in double figures for the game. Her teammate, Makenzie Lasiter, followed with nine. Bearden 40, Woodlawn 38 WOODLAWN - A second-half comeback bid by the Woodlawn Junior Lady Bears came up short last Tuesday as the Bearden Junior Lady Bears escaped with a 40-38 win inside the Woodlawn Gym. Bearden opened the game with a 14-4 run over the course of the first quarter before Woodlawn answered with a 12-4 run in the second period to make it a 18-16 Bearden at the half. Bearden would extend its lead in the third quarter to make it a 32-23 going in the final period. Woodlawn managed to cut it to a one possession game but were never able to get over the hump. Kaylyn Dixon and Calie Rutledge led Woodlawn with eight points followed by Makenzie Lasiter and Kaelie Temple with seven apiece.

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‘Cats Hammer Strong in Final Tune-Up RISON - The Rison Wildcats used a strong second half to blow out the Strong Bulldogs, 65-35, in their final regular season game Friday night as they prepare for the 7-2A East District Tournament this Thursday. The combined district victory over Strong gave Rison a 9-8 record overall and a 4-6 mark in district play. The Wildcats will go into this week’s 7-2A East Tournament as the no. 4 seed. They are set to take on no. 5 seed Spring Hill at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Bearden. Spring Hill enters the tourna-

ment with a 3-15 record overall, according to Parkers Chapel and Bearden finished combined conference play undefeated, and go in as the 7-2A East’s top two seeds. Rison and Strong finished the opening period in a 10-10 tie before the ‘Cats began to take control in the second quarter, bolting out to a 29-18 lead by halftime. The Wildcats dominated the final two quarters, outscoring the Bulldogs 17-7 in the third quarter and 19-10 in the fourth. The second-half surge was

sparked by Devin Davis, who scored a game-high 16 points over the final two periods. He was scoreless in the first half. Davis was followed by Chris Lawson and J.C. Roberts with 13 points apiece. Hampton 44, Rison 30 HAMPTON - A sluggish second quarter by the Rison Wildcats opened the door for the Hampton Bulldogs to build a double-digit halftime lead before the ‘Dogs held the ‘Cats at bay in the second half for a 44-30 victory last Tuesday in combined conference play at

Hampton. Hampton led 11-6 after the opening period before the Wildcat offense went ice cold in the second quarter. J.C. Roberts’ single field goal was the only points Rison scored as the Bulldogs extended their lead to 20-8 by halftime. The ‘Cats managed to get their offense going in the second half, but could never make up the ground they lost in the second period. Roberts led Rison in scoring with 12 points.

HERMITAGE - The Woodlawn Bears held the ball for nearly the final 3:30 of the game as they held on for a 71-68 victory over the Hermitage Hermits last Friday night in district action at Hermitage. Woodlawn was clinging to a 68-66 lead with about 3:30 left in the game when Bears Coach Logan Adair decided to go into a stall and drain the clock. Cole Harrison sank a couple of free throws late to give Woodlawn a

3-point cushion. Hermitage launched a halfcourt shot as time expired but it was no good, leaving the Bears with the victory. Braden Sparks led Woodlawn with 18 points while Austin Weatherford chipped in 15. The Bears wrapped up the regular season with a 3-9 mark in combined league play and a 7-18 mark overall. Woodlawn enters this week’s 8-1A District Tournament as the

no. 4 seed. The Bears will play Sparkman in the first round at 6:40 p.m. Thursday at Hampton. Dermott is the top seed followed by Strong and Hampton. Bearden 77, Woodlawn 75 (OT) WOODLAWN - The Woodlawn Bears rallied from a 21point halftime deficit to the take sixth-ranked Bearden Bears to overtime before falling 77-75 on Senior Night last Friday at the Woodlawn gym.

RISON - The Rison Lady Wildcats will take a nine-game winning streak into the 7-2A East District Tournament this week at Bearden after knocking off Strong and Hampton last week in their final combined district games of the season. Rison finishes the regular season with 14-5 record overall and a 12-1 mark in combined district play. The Lady ‘Cats are scheduled to play Lafayette County at 4 p.m. Thursday in the first round of the 7-2A East Tournament. Rison had to rely on a strong second-half performance by Katelyn Mason to get past

Strong, 46-34, last Friday night in the regular season finale at the Rison gym. Strong led 18-15 at halftime before the Lady Wildcat offense began to find itself in the third period, moving in front 28-24 by the start of the fourth quarter. Mason took over from there, scoring 12 points in the final frame as Rison pulled away for the win. Chassidie Marks followed Mason with 10 points.

The Lady ‘Cats had an easier time in a 44-22 road win over the Hampton Lady Bulldogs last Tuesday. Rison led 15-9 after the first quarter before pushing it to 2413 by halftime. The Lady Wildcats outscored the Lady ‘Dogs 13-2 in the third period to put the game away. Katelyn Mason and Macy Ratliff both finished with 12 points apiece for Rison.

“That was a heart-breaker,” Woodlawn Coach Logan Adair said about the game. “Another close one.” Early on, it looked like Bearden - ranked no. 6 in the Class 2A state rankings - was going to run away with the game as it led 188 at the end of the first quarter and was up 37-16 at the half. But Woodlawn began to find its offense in the second half, cutting Bearden’s lead to 56-40 by the end of the third quarter. Woodlawn continued to whittle away at Bearden’s lead in the fourth quarter pulling to within three, 70-67, with just a few seconds left on the clock. Braden Sparks took Woodlawn’s final possession of regulation and went coast-to-coast before launching a 3-pointer to tie the game as time expired. Woodlawn’s final possession of the game came with 7 seconds left in the overtime and the Bears down 77-75. Woodlawn got the ball into the front court but Austin Weatherford’s gamewinning 3-point attempt rimmed out as time expired. Sparks and Dakota Wright led Woodlawn with 16 points apiece while Weatherford had 15.

Bears Edge Hermits; Fall in OT to Bearden

Lady ‘Cats Win Streak at 9; Head Into 7-2A East Tourney

Lady Bears Surge Past Hermitage

HERMITAGE - Ashlyn Graves was 6-of-6 from the free throw line in the fourth quarter as the Woodlawn Lady Bears used a late surge to get past the Hermitage Lady Hermits, 44-33, in the regular season finale Friday at Hermitage. Woodlawn trailed 19-18 at halftime before slipping in front, 28-27, to start the fourth quarter. The outcome of the game was basically decided at the charity stripe as the Lady Bears knocked down 9-of-12 in the final period to pull away for the win. Graves finished with 14 points to lead Woodlawn. She had two 3-pointers in the first half. Krystal Fleetwood followed with nine while Kaylee Hinson had eight. The victory was the Lady Bears’ sixth in their last 10 games. They finished the regular season with 8-14 record overall and a 7-5 mark in conference play. Woodlawn goes into this week’s 8-1A District Tournament as the no. 3 seed behind no. 1 Strong and no. 2 Hermitage. The Lady Bears are scheduled to play Hermitage at 4 p.m. Friday at Hamtpon. Woodlawn 48, Bearden 32 WOODLAWN - The Woodlawn Lady Bears used four 3pointers in the first half, including three in the opening period, as they built a big lead early before cruising to a 48-32 win over the Bearden Lady Bears last Tuesday night at the Woodlawn Gym. Kaylee Hinson, who had a game-high 15 points, got off to a fast start by knocking down two from behind the arc as Woodlawn opened up a 17-5 lead by the end of the first. Ashlyn Graves had a 3-pointer in the first quarter for Woodlawn as well. The home-standing Lady Bears stretched their lead to 28-14 by halftime and were up 45-23 by the start of the final period. In addition to the 15 poits from Hinson, Krystal Fleetwood had seven followed by Graves, Casey Parker and Sydney Weatherford with six apiece.

Cleveland County Herald - February 15, 2017