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This Week In Cleveland County Friday, December 2 Woodlawn Basketball Jr. Girls, Sr. Girls, Sr. Boys at Carlisle 5 p.m. at Carlisle Sunday, December 4 Cleveland Co. Fairgrounds First Sunday Lunch 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fairgrounds in Rison Monday, December 5

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More Christmas Events Set For This Year

Christmas in the Village, ‘The Nutcracker’ Added To Annual County Parade RISON - What started as the Cleveland County Christmas Parade five years ago will become a full day of activities this year as three local groups have coordinated a series of holiday events to take place next Saturday, Dec. 10, in Rison. The day’s festivities will include the Second Annual Christmas in the Village at the Pioneer Village in Rison, the Fifth Annual Cleveland County Christmas Parade in downtown Rison and

the first-ever Christmas performance of “The Nutcracker” by the Cleveland County Community Theater Group. “When Rison Shine held the first Cleveland County Christmas Parade five years ago, we were hoping this would become a Christmas tradition for not only Rison but the entire county,” said Britt Talent, president of Rison Shine Downtown Development. “This year’s line-up is certainly taking us in that direction.”

The following is an overview of each event scheduled for next Saturday, Dec. 10: Christmas in the Village Last year, the newly-organized Friends of Pioneer Village decided put together a Christmas celebration and fundraiser for the Pioneer Village. Within about a two-to-three week window, the group was able to organize a “Christmas market” as well as entertainment and a visit from Santa that would open after

Kingsland Community Christmas Tree Lighting 6 p.m. Kingsland City Hall Cleveland Co. Quorum Court Regular Monthly Meeting 7 p.m. Courthouse

Rison Basketball JV Girls/Boys; Sr. Girls/Boys at White Hall 4 p.m. at White Hall Woodlawn Basketball Jr. Girls/Boys, Sr. Girls/Boys at Des Arc 4:30 p.m. at Des Arc

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County Burn Ban Lifted Last Wed.

RISON - County Judge Gary Spears officially lifted the countywide burn ban last Wednesday, Nov. 23, ending a ban that had been in place since Oct. 10. Despite the county receiving some rain after the ban was declared on Oct. 10, Spears said it was not enough throughout the entire county to lift. The rain the county received before Thanksgiving was enough to lift the ban.

Kingsland Christmas Tree Lighting Mon.

KINGSLAND - The City of Kingsland will host its annual Community Christmas Tree Lighting at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5, at Kingsland City Hall. Everyone is welcome to attend. There will be refreshments and entertainment.

Cleveland Co. DHS Seeks Gifts for Kids

RISON - The holidays are quickly approaching and the Cleveland County Department of Human Services is once again asking for your help to provide Christmas for foster children and those children in our county who are needy. The department currently reports there are 10 children in foster care and that number is likely to rise during the holidays. This does not include the number of children whose parents or guardians request assistance in providing Christmas gifts because they are unable to provide for them. Those willing to help are asked to consider sponsoring a child for Christmas or providing a monetary donation toward the purchase of Christmas for these children. Gifts and donations can be dropped off at the Department of Human Services office located at the corner of Hwy. 35 South and 5th Street in Rison. For more information about helping local children this Christmas season, contact the Cleveland County Department of Human Services at (870) 3256218. Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God. 1 Corinthians 10:31

the Christmas parade. That last-minute idea saw a huge turnout of people, so much so that the group is expanding it this year to include not only the Christmas market, but a “Beans & Greens” meal plus an open house of the historic buildings at the Pioneer Village. Friends of Pioneer Village are still accepting vendors for the Christmas market that will be set up inside the exhibit halls at the Village. Last year’s vendors were offering everything from fried pies to homemade gifts. Booth spaces with electricity are $25. Call (870) 550-8028 or email for more information or to reserve a space. Christmas in the Village will begin at 10 a.m. with a “Beans

& Greens” meal, which includes cornbread and tea or coffee, served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for lunch and from 4 to 6 p.m. for supper. The cost of the meal is $7. All proceeds from the booth rentals and the Beans & Greens meal will go toward restoration efforts at the Pioneer Village. Three of the historic buildings at Village - the Mt. Olivet Methodist Church, the Mercantile and the McMurtrey House - will all be opened throughout the day. Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church at Calmer, which has taken on the century-old clapboard church that bears its name, will be hosting Christmas music throughout the day inside the church. The Mercantile will (see CHRISTMAS page 3)

RISON - Jerry Smith, 39, of Rison, died in a one-car accident Monday afternoon, Nov. 28, along Hwy. 79 at Kingsland, the Arkansas State Police reported. According to a crash summary posted on the Arkansas State Police website, Smith was traveling northbound in a 1990 Honda Accord at about 4:50 p.m. Monday when the car crossed over the southbound lane and into the ditch that runs along the south-

bound lane of Hwy. 79. At that point, State Police reported that the car hit several trees before coming to a stop in the southbound lane of Hwy. 79 facing south. Smith was pronounced dead at the scene by County Coroner Sydnie Newman. State Police reported that it was raining and road conditions were wet at the time of the accident.

Accident Claims Life of Rison Man Monday

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GETTING READY FOR CHRISTMAS - Ceila Taylor (left) and Sharon Gray (right), president of Friends of Pioneer Village, test the lights on a Christmas tree being put up inside the McMurtrey House Tuesday afternoon at the Pioneer Village in Rison. Taylor and Gray were decorating the McMurtrey House in preparation for Christmas in the Village that will be held next Saturday, Dec. 10. Taylor said she plans on including as many Christmas decorations as she can find that will reflect the time period when the McMurtrey House was first built, which was more than a century ago. The McMurtrey House, in addition the Mt. Olivet Methodist Church and Mercantile, will be open to the public during the Christmas in the Village event.

No Official Candidates Yet For Zone 2 Seat on CCSB RISON - The Cleveland County School District is accepting letters of interest from residents of the New Edinburg area interested in filling the Zone 2 vacancy on the Cleveland County for the remainder of the 2016-17 school board year. The seat became vacant after Zone 2 representative Willie Rainey of New Edinburg died on Nov. 16. Zone 2 covers New

Edinburg and much of the surrounding area. Superintendent Johnnie Johnson said he has received one phone call about he vacancy and has heard others may be interested as well. However, those who want to be considered for the open seat must submit a letter of interest to the school district. Johnson said any candidate for the position must meet two

qualifications, according to state law: (1) be a registered voter, and (2) must live within Zone 2 of the Cleveland County School District. The appointment will be for the remainder of the current school board year, which expires when the annual school elections are held in September. Johnson noted that the person appointed (see CCSD page 3)

RISON - A new multi-media center/library for Woodlawn School could be completed as early as the Christmas break, continuing a succession of campus improvements that is transforming the campus.

Superintendent Dudley Hume said the contractor on the new library, Simmons Construction of Warren, recently told him that the project could possibly be completed as early as the upcoming Christmas break. Hume,

however, is less optimistic, predicting a later completion date of around early March instead. He cited the holidays, hunting season and the weather as being factors behind his prediction for a delay. The 4,000 square foot library is the latest in a series of projects that have transformed the Woodlawn School campus over the past seven years. It is being built where the old elementary building used to be. The new facility will include space for both the high school and elementary libraries as well as a computer lab, a conference room, a storage area, and a restroom. About half the building will be used a reading room. Hume said that space will be divided in two halves with one being used by the high school and the other by the elementary. About a quarter of the building will be used as an extra computer lab while the rest of the space will be used for a conference room, storage and a restroom. The new library actually sprang out of an idea for another campus project: a new weight room. For the past few years, Woodlawn had been using the physical education building on the elementary to house its weight equipment. While the space was adequate, there were times when (see WOODLAWN page 8)

Woodlawn Nears Completion of Another Facilities Project

DRESS REHEARSAL - Karen Appleget (left), portraying the Mouse Queen, and McCallie Hall (right), portraying the Princess, go over their lines during a dress rehearsal Sunday afternoon of the Cleveland County Community Theater’s production of “The Nutcracker.” The theater group has three performances scheduled. The first will be this Saturday night, Dec. 3, at Bearden followed by performances at the New Edinburg Community Center at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, and at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds in Rison at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10. The Rison performance is sold out but about 20 tickets remained as of Tuesday for the New Edinburg show. Tickets for the New Edinburg show can be reserved by calling Roger McClellan at (870) 643-0150. (Photo courtesy of Stacy Walz)


Johnny Cash Subject For Historical Society Journal/Book Project RISON - Country music legend Johnny Cash and his life and times in Cleveland County will be the subject of a new Cleveland County Historical Society journal or book, the organization announced this week. Cash was born Feb. 26, 1932, in the Crossroads community located about three miles north of Kingsland. His parents, Ray Cash and Carrie Rivers Cash, were both natives of Cleveland County. At age 3, Johnny Cash and his family moved to the Dyess Colony in northeast Arkansas as part of a federal Depression-era agricultural relief program. Though he remained at Dyess throughout his childhood, Cash often returned to Cleveland County to attend family reunions or to fish and hunt. Annette Rawls said the historical society is launching a drive to collect pictures and stories of Johnny Cash as they relate to

Cleveland County. These will be used in a journal or book to highlight his beginnings in Cleveland County and the many times that he came back to the county. If you are a relative of Johnny Cash, Rawls said the society would like any information people might have about Cash’s visits to the county. Anyone with pictures or stories to share, please contact one of the following: Louise Mitchell at; Rufus Buie at rufusbuie@gmail. com or Irene Wooley at You may also drop any narratives or stories or pictures off at the Cleveland County Library or the Cleveland County Herald. Please attach your contact information. Deadline for submission of pictures and stories is Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017.

Santa Letters Will Publish Dec. 12 NORTH POLE - In just a few weeks, The Cleveland County Herald will publish its annual “Letters To Santa” issue on Wednesday, Dec. 14! That means the time is now to get in the Christmas spirit and get your letter in! Hurry, the deadline for having your Santa Claus letter published in the Cleveland County Herald is Monday, Dec. 5! Late letters are not guaranteed to be published. All letters, including those from schools and daycare centers, need to be turned in by Monday, Dec. 5. We request that ALL schools and daycare centers to have each teacher/staff member type and email your letters to us. Letters can be addressed to: Santa Claus, c/o Cleveland County Herald, P.O. Box 657, Rison, AR 71665. Letters can be emailed to If you emailed your letter last week and it bounced back, send it again. We have fixed the issue!


• Cleveland County Herald, November 30, 2016 - page 2 •

Jeff Coffel Named GM at Buie Funeral Home RISON - John and Carol Wilson Harris, owners of Buie Funeral Home at Rison, have announced that Jeff Coffel has been named the general manager for the Rison location. Coffel had previously been employed with Griffin Funeral Service at Star City for the past 14 years as a funeral director and embalmer. He graduated from Southern Illinois University in 1996. His wife, Nikki is a math teacher at Warren High School. They have two children, Alexandra and Trevor. Harris stated that Buie Funeral Home has needed a full-time manager for quite some time. Owning five other funeral home locations, Harris said it had become difficult for him to manage the Rison location on a daily basis while he was overseeing the others. “Jeff has the experience and credentials that represents what a manager and true funeral professional should be in our industry,” Harris said. “He doesn’t have any limitations and can do every aspect of funeral service. We strive to continue to better serve our families. Being a family man, Jeff understands what it is to be compassionate, sincere and patient when someone experiences the loss of a loved one.” Harris said their mission statement has always been to assist in the recognition of the value

Jeff Coffel of a life lived and to facilitate in meaningful ways for the family and community to celebrate the memory of their loved one. “In doing so we will care for each family with the same respect and dignity we would have afforded our own family in time of need,” Harris said. “It is a privilege and honor to be able to serve the citizens of Rison and Cleveland County whenever called upon.” Harris and Coffel vow to provide premier funeral services to our community while maintaining the highest ethical business practices. “We strive to exceed the expectations of the families we serve and look to build lifelong relationships based on honesty, integrity, loyalty and respect,” Harris said.

School Lunches Menu for Dec. 5 - 9

Rison/Kingsland Monday - Breakfast: Cereal, cheese stick, fruit, juice, milk. Lunch: Sausage pizza, California blend, tossed salad with ranch, fruit, whole wheat dessert, milk. Grades 6-12 will have a choice of a regular tray or a salad tray. Tuesday - Breakfast: Sausage, biscuit, fruit, juice, milk. Lunch: Chili with crackers, cheese toast, cinnamon rolls, sliced peaches, milk. Wednesday - Breakfast: Sausage roll, fruit, juice, milk. Lunch: Oven fried chicken, mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans, fruit, milk. Grades 6-12 will have a choice of a regular tray or a salad tray. Thursday - Breakfast: Pancake on a stick, fruit, juice, milk. Lunch: Chicken sandwich on wheat bun, french fries with ketchup, lettuce/tomato, carrot sticks, fruit, milk. Friday - Breakfast: Breakfast pizza, fruit, juice, milk. Lunch: Spaghetti with meat, green peas, tossed salad with ranch, wheat roll, fruit, milk. Grades 6-12 will have a choice of a regular tray or a salad tray. Woodlawn Monday - Breakfast: Cheese toast with yogurt, cereal with fruit, milk and juice. Lunch:

Popcorn chicken, cream potatoes, steamed broccoli, wheat rolls, pineapple chunks, milk. Line two: Taco rolls, marinara sauce, garden salad, peaches, baked beans, milk. Tuesday - Breakfast: Pancake on a stick, cereal with fruit, milk and juice. Lunch: Chicken spaghetti, garden salad, green beans, applesauce, breadsticks, milk. Line two: Crispitos, corn, garden salad, cantaloupe slices, graham crackers. Wednesday - Breakfast: Breakfast pizza, cereal with fruit, milk and juice. Lunch: Cheese pizza, garden salad, corn, peaches, milk. Line two: Chicken burgers, fries with ketchup, sandwich cups, apple slices with caramel dip, milk. Thursday - Breakfast: Biscuit and gravy, cereal with fruit, milk and juice. Lunch: Hot dogs, baked beans, carrot and celery sticks, orange smiles, milk. Line two: Salisbury steaks, cream potatoes, green beans, wheat rolls, applesauce, milk. Friday - Breakfast: Pancake with sausage, cereal with fruit, milk and juice. Lunch: Hot ham and cheese, baked beans, dill spears, grapes, carrot sticks, milk. Line two: Steak fingers, cream potatoes, steamed carrots, mandarin oranges, milk.

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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, Dec. 1 - BBQ pork, ranch beans, potato salad, hamburger bun, apple cobbler, milk. Friday, Dec. 2 - Smother beef patty, whipped potatoes, stewed tomatoes, dinner roll, fresh banana, milk.

Monday, Dec. 5 - Baked chicken breast, creole sauce, twice whipped potatoes, green beans, dinner roll, mandarin oranges, milk. Tuesday, Dec. 6 - Breaded pork patty, onion gravy, parslied rice, mixed vegetables, wheat bread, diced peaches, milk. Wednesday, Dec. 7 - Beef taco meat, lettuce and tomato, pinto beans, flour tortilla, peach cobbler, milk, taco sauce. Thursday, Dec. 8 - Chicken salad, macaroni salad, tossed salad, wheat bread (2), fresh fruit, milk, ranch salad dressing. Friday, Dec. 9 - Sausage with onions and peppers, demonico potatoes, sliced carrots, hot dog bun, carnival cookie, milk, mustard.

Southern Hills SIPES COTTAGE #1 Maggie Leopard was visited by Roger Leopard and Debbie Leopard; James and Brenda Green; Nina and Ward Hesselbein; Deborah Hobbs. WILSON COTTAGE #2 Juanice Stewart was visited by Becky McClain; Peggy King; Bobby Vinson; Rodger Stewart. Zerlene Hogg was visited by Becky McClain; Peggy King; Rodger Stewart. All residents were visited by Jerry Ritchey. McKINNEY COTTAGE #3 Annie Granderson was visited by Becky Clemons; Spongebb Squarepants; Melissa Clemons; John Doss. SADLER COTTAGE #4 Ella Mae Bowen and Wayne Brewer were visited by Billy Brewer.

Mrs. Mayflower was visited by Jimmy Boyd. Eugene Granderson was visited by Patsy and Jack Jordan. Dovie Mayberry was visited by Ruth Anne Milbourn. CURRY COTTAGE #5 All residents were visited by Salena Cope; Peggy Cash; Cade and Glenna Knowles; Lela Reed; Jane Jacobs; Myra Puckett; Melvin Morris; Brenda Winningham; Helen Oliger; Barbara Jacks; Patti Wilson; Rodney and Tony Tuchi. PUTERBAUGH COTTAGE #6 Frances Langford was visited by Salena Cope. Patsy Wilson was visited by Tracy Hebine; Barbara Wilson; Rena, Tanner and Thad Williams. Patricia Vick was visited by Cami Vick.

Re-New-ing Edinburg Roger McClellan, President, opened the meeting and thanked everyone for attending. The minutes of the previous meeting had been emailed to members plus passed around to the group prior to the meeting. Motion was made by Larry Waldrop to accept the minutes as presented, seconded by Don Triplett. Motion passed. In the absence of Linda Boyter, Treasurer, Roger gave the October financial report. The balance as of 11-15-2016 was $917.52 which includes $273.65 for the flag fund and $50.00 for presold Nutcracker tickets. Larry Waldrop made a motion to accept the financial statement and Don Triplett seconded. Motion passed and the report will be filed for audit. The group is reminded that there will be NO December meeting; however, the Nutcracker will be presented at the NE Community Center on December 9 at 7:00 p.m. This group will provide heavy appetizers plus sell tickets and support the Cleveland County drama group during the event. There are 82 tickets available at $10 for adults and $7 for children under $12. Additional old business included planning a day to cleanup along the community center property so that the new sign is more visible. The group also discussed lighting for the sign plus receptacle installation at the sign and along the present fence area. Motion was made by Larry Waldrop, seconded by Don Triplett, for Don Hart to prepare an estimate for two flood lights at the sign plus two receptacles and also two receptacles at the current fence. Motion was made by Patricia McClellan, seconded by Don Triplett to hold a January 17 appreciation dinner during the regular meeting. Chili, salad, and deserts will be prepared by the group and everyone is encour-

aged to invite someone. New ideas and plans for 2017 will be discussed. Kathy Waldrop stated that she had posted a 1950s New Edinburg School picture on Facebook and it received 1200 “looks” plus the Nutcracker post has already had 500 “looks”. New business was the election of 2017 officers. Per the group’s 2016 elections, the Vice President, Larry Waldrop, would be 2017 president. Nominations for Vice-President were Mary Ann Hart, Don Hart, and Dianna Watts. Both Mary Ann and Don Hart ask that their name be withdrawn from consideration. Dianna Watts was elected unanimously. Don Hart made a motion, seconded by Bill Watts, that Treasurer, Linda Boyter; Secretary, Patricia McClellan; and public information officer, Kathy Waldrop; remain in the same position for 2017. Motion passed. Roger McClellan, past president, and Larry Waldrop, president-elect, both thanked all those present for their hard work and support in 2016. Both would like to see the re-New-ing Edinburg group continue to work on projects and ideas which support our community. Motion was made by Patricia McClellan, seconded by Larry Waldrop, to adjourn. Motion passed.

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Santa will be available for visits inside the McMurtrey House. Sharon Gray, president of Friends of Pioneer Village, said all children will be treated to hot chocolate, warm cider and cookies free of charge. Christmas Parade Talent invites any school group,

CCSD Accepting Letters For Zone 2 Appointment (continued from page 1) to the seat is eligible to run for the position next September. Rainey was unopposed in his bid for re-election this past September. He had served just two months of his new five-year term when he died. The person elected to the Zone 2 position next September will serve the

Frances Aud Among Students Recognized at South Ark. College

EL DORADO - Frances Aud of Rison, a practical nursing student, was among 40 students that received awards recently in the Semi-Annual Student Recognition Ceremony at South Arkansas Community College in El Dorado, the college has announced.

remaining four years of Rainey’s current term. Johnson suggested that the letters of interest should include some background information on the candidate, what they hope to accomplish, any experiences and/or assets they can bring to the board, any ties to the school district, their ideas about the duties and responsiblities of the school board, and a little about their personal experience with the district. Johnson said he hopes to make an appointment during the next regular monthly meeting of the Cleveland County School Board on Dec. 12. Letters of interest can be mailed to Zone 2 Board Position, P.O. Box 600, Rison, AR 71665; or can be dropped off at the district administration building in Rison.

civic organization, church, business or individual who would like to participate in this year’s Cleveland County Christmas Parade. He noted that parade entries do not need to pre-register in order to participate; simply show up the day of the parade. The parade will begin at 6 p.m. at the corner of First and Main Street in downtown Rison, and will proceed south along Main before turning through the driveway of the Green House Cottages of Southern Hills Nursing Home before ending at the Pioneer Village. Talent encourages float participants to include lights on their float since it will be held during the dark. Parade participants are asked to begin assembling at the old Dollar General in downtown Rison at 5 p.m. with the expectation of beginning the parade at 6 p.m.

The Nutcracker The day’s activities will wrap up with a performance of the Christmas classic, “The Nutcracker,” at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds in Rison. Stacy Walz, spokesperson for the Cleveland County Community Theater Group, said the Rison show is officially sold out. However, she said about 20 tickets remain for the New Edinburg performance that will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, at the New Edinburg Community Center. Tickets for that show are also $10 for adults and $7 for children age 12 and under. Refreshments will be served before the play. Roger McClellan of Re-Newing Edinburg, the group sponsoring the performance, said tickets can be reserved by calling (870) 643-0150.

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RISON SPELLING BEE WINNERS ADVANCE TO COUNTY - The Rison School Spelling Bee was held recently. Students advancing to the Cleveland County Spelling Bee scheduled for January 23 at 1 p.m. in the Rison Elementary School Auditorium are: Presley Totty (1st place), Jared Rainey (2nd place), Fallon Johnson(3rd place) Jade Keaton, and Dawson Stuckey. Rison Schools appreciate FBT Bank and Mortgage for their sponsorship of the school bee.

News Briefs ‘Y’ Christmas Tree Fairgrounds to Host Ceremony Delayed First Sunday Lunch - The Cleveland CounDue To Stolen Items tyRISON Fair Board will be hosting its STAVES - The “Y” Extension Homemakers Club has announced that its “Y” Commumnity Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony will be delayed due to someone stealing all of the Christmas lights and extension cords for the outside tree. The “Y” EH Club announced that it is accepting donations to replace the items. Contact Mrs Joyce Wilson, club president, for more information.

First Sunday Lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, at the fairgrounds in Rison, board president Roger McClellan has announced. The menu will be fried or baked chicken with all the fixings plus rolls, dessert and a drink for $7. Please come out and support Cleveland County Fair Association.

RISON - Arkansas State Police Troop F has announced a new schedule for the written and skills driver’s licenses test given at the Hall-Morgan Veterans Building located across from the courthouse in Rison. Both tests will be given each Tuesday with the skills test conducted between 8:45 and 11:30 a.m. and the written portion from 1 to 4:15 p.m. Skills tests for those seeking Certified Driver’s License (CDL) must schedule an appointment by calling (870) 5340220 or (870) 777-4641.

Citizen Center invites all senior citizens to join in on the fun and remain active. The center serves hot meals daily, provides sittercise and bingo Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, offers games, puzzles and socialization. Transporation is provided and meals can be delivered to your home. Call (870) 639-4114 or come by the center at 730 Pecan Street to find out more.

Sr. Citizen Center New Schedule Set Offers Activities, for Driver’s License Meals for Seniors Tests at Vets Building RISON - The Rison Senior FIVE GENERATIONS OF MORINGS - Mary Ann Moring Franklin of Kingsland recently submitted this photo of five generations of the Moring family. Pictured are (front, left to right) Mrs. Dorothy Moring; Mrs. Bethany Hollis Davis, holding baby boy Landry Davis; Harlan Moring (back) Mary Ann Moring Franklin and Mitzi Franklin Hollis.

RISON - Residents living the county can have large items picked up for disposal the third Thursday of each month by calling Get Rid of It toll free at 1-800996-0012 to schedule a pick up. Large items include beds, furntiure, dishwashers, dryers, washing machines and other large items that are not electronic or contain freone. Cleveland County Judge Gary Spears noted that old electronic equipment (televisions, computers, etc.) and old refrigerators/freezers can be dropped off at the transfer station located on Hwy. 79 at Rison.

FIRE DEPT. HOSTS HELICOPTER CLASS - The Woodlawn and Pansy Fire Department hosted a helicopter landing class November 21 by Pafford Air One Bravo. Pafford Air One Bravo is located at the Grider Field in Pine Bluff.

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RISON - Sheriff Jack Rodgers has released the following report regarding activity by the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Report for the week ending Nov. 28: Trespassing 1 Violation of a Protection Order 2 Suspicious vehicles 2 Breaking or Entering 1 Suspicious persons 4 Theft of Property 8 Reckless Driving 5 Information Reports 8 Accidents 4 Animal Complaints 3 Deaths 1 Disturbances 6 Ambulance Dispatch 8 Domestic Disturbances 3 Submitted by Chief Deputy Gary Young

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KINGSLAND SPELLING BEE WINNERS ADVANCE TO COUNTY - The Kingsland Elementary School Spelling Bee was held recently. Students advancing to the Cleveland County Spelling Bee scheduled for January 23 at 1 p.m. in the Rison Elementary School Auditorium are: (Left to right, bottom row) Ayden Laws and Aidan Alonso; (top row) Bianca Ercanbrack, Brianna Berg and Austin Ellis.

Accepting sealed Bids for Tractor

The City of Kingsland is currently accepting sealed bids for the following piece of equipment: 1985 Case 580E with front end loader and backhoe Tractor does have some transmission problems. Tractor can be viewed at Kingsland City Hall. Sealed bids will be accepted through the bid opening at 9 a.m. Friday, Dec. 16, 2016, at Kingsland City Hall. Bids can be submitted to: Tractor Bid, P.O. Box 67, Kingsland, AR 71652; or dropped by Kingsland City Hall. The City of Kingsland reserves to the right to refuse any and all bids.

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Miller’s Auto & RV Opens at Woodlawn WOODLAWN - Travis and Cindy Miller have announced the opening of Miller’s Auto & RV Sales and Service located at the corner of Woolley Road and Hwy. 63 at Woodlawn. The Millers owned and operated Warner’s Garage in Pine Bluff before making the decision to move their business to Cleveland County this year. Miller’s is located in a new building across Hwy. 63 from Woodlawn School.

Cindy Miller said the business will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Miller’s will be offering full repair services for not only cars and trucks, but also ATVs and big rigs as well. The business will also offer auto and RV sales and service, as well as new and used tires, hitches with installation, auto accessories and more. The phone number for the new business is (870) 357-2886.

Extension Homemakers New Home EHC By Charlene Dixon The New Home Extension Homemakers Club met November 9 at the Woodlawn Community Building with five members and one visitor present that became a memebr, Sandy Sanderson. Marilyn Glaze, president, opened our meeting by welcoming everyone and repeating the Homemakers Creed. The devotion, “The Gift of God’s World,” by Rene’ Hill Carter, read by Annie McClain. The Thought of the Month, “Knowledge is proud that he has learned so much; Wisdom is humble that he knows no more,” by William Cowper. Read by angel Welden. The Helpful Hint: Use coffee filters as a disposable snack bowl for popcorn, chips, etc., read by Faye Sanderson.

Minutes were read by Charlene Dixon, secretary, Roll call and volunteer hours collected. Treasurer’s report was given by Angel Welden. Eye opener was a cloth cross made by Marilyn Glaze, and a Razorback lap quilt made by the Stitching Sister, and given to Charlene Dixon to take with her to Dallas with her children. The program, Brain Activity, how to stay mentally fit, was given by Marilyn Glaze. Dates to Remember: Fall council at Rison Fairgrounds was held Nov. 10. The next meeting will be Dec. 13 at 11 a.m. at Wright’s Ranch House in White Hall. Dee Hyatt joined the club on Nov. 10. We are still looking for new members, if interested call 357-2029, 357-2356, 357-2679 or 489-4177.

Members of the “Y” Extension Homemakers Club traveled to Little Rock on Nov. 11 to deliver teaching dolls to Arkansas Children’s Hospital. The dolls were well received and the group enjoyed taking pictures with the beautiful Christmas Tree at the hospital. The group finished their trip with lunch at The Cracker Barrel. Pictured left to right are: a representative of Arkansas Children’s Hospital, Patsy Powers, Club President Joyce Wilson, Sheila Jackson and Teresa Smith.

Mary Ann Parrish We all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and as usual I ate too much and really enjoyed being with family. Our hearts are full of sadness at the loss of Dave Guffy. Please remembered his family in prayer. Our church is starting to practice for our Christmas program this year and I love to listen to them sing their songs. This year we are doing a scene from Bethlehem and it is going to be two nights of it. December 17 and 18th. It is going to be a town scene and shops with carolers. I hope you can come out one night and join us in our little town. The other morning I went out-

Briefs Storytime Held Tuesdays at Library

RISON - The Roy and Christine Sturgis Library of Cleveland County will hold its fall session of storytime Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Any child between the ages and 3 and 5 who would like to participate in the program will need to register. You can register your child by calling the library at 325-7270. Each program consists of puppet shows, flannelgraph stories, songs, books, crafts and other activities.

Pesticide Training To Be Held Dec. 6

RISON - The Cleveland County Cooperative Extension Service will be conducting training for private applicator certification/re-certification. Participants completing this training will be certified to purchase a restricted pesticide license from the Arkansas State Plant Board. Again this year, each participant will be charged a $10 training fee. The fee collected from each participant will go towards training materials and training equipment. The fee will be collected from each participant prior to the beginning of each training session and is separate from the fee collected by the Arkansas State Plant Board. The training will be conducted at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, at the Cleveland County Farm Bureau meeting room in Rison. For more information, contact Les Walz, county Extension agent, at (870) 325-6321. The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension and Research programs and services without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status.

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‘Y’ EHC Honors Longtime Members, Past Presidents The “Y” Extension Homemakers Club on Nov. 2 celebrated Thanksgiving with a program, “Celebrating our Past, Present and Future Club Members.” Social Time was called to order by Mrs Joyce Wilson, President. Mrs Joyce greeted 9 members and welcome 17 guests. Mrs Betty Wilson was our MC. Devotion, “A Virtuous Woman,” Proverbs 31, and prayer was given by Miss Teresa Smith. The pledge of allegiance was lead by Mrs Patsy Powers. Mrs Alishia Coburn read the EH Club history. Mrs Patricia Mosley read the list of past and present EH Clubs. Miss Sherry McGahney read the names of deceased members. Mrs Betty Wilson shared some moments of past members. Miss Belinda Stewart read the list of former living members. We honored two living mem-

bers that are almost 100 years old, Mrs Jodie Sheridan and Mrs Willie Mae Wilson Swelling. Miss Sheila Jackson read the list of former “Y” EH Club presidents. The program closed with honoring Mrs Betty Wilson for 64plus EH Club years and Mrs. Joyce Wilson for 61-plus EH Club years. Mrs Betty Wilson blessed our food and everyone visited our showcase table of past and present EH Club history and photos. Thanks to everyone for joining us and making our program a success. Our next “Y” EH Club meeting will be at 10 a.m. Dec. 7, at the “Y” Community Center. Everyone please bring finger foods for our Christmas Feast and a $10 wrapped gift to play the “Dirty Santa” game. Miss Sherry McGahney has the club door prize.

side real early in my nightgown and the iciness of the wind was so biting and it brought. Back memories of school days. When I was in school girls were not allowed to wear any type of pants to school. I remember one year there was snow on the ground and we were outside having a snowball fight in our dresses. There were large butane heaters in each class room and everyone would gather around it to get warm. Our senior year we girls talked of rebelling against the rule of no pants for us. It was cold and no such things as tights or whatever you call then things to wear underneath our dresses. One day three girls came to school with pants on under their dresses. Everyone knew someone was going to get in trouble but yet we admired them for having the courage to do it. I never understood why that was a rule especially when most girls legs would be blue from the cold. A few years after I got out of school they did let the girls start wearing pants. No blue jeans back then for girls but corduroy pants were the style. The first time I wore pants out in the public I just knew people were talking about me. Now you hardly ever see a girl of any age in a dress except at church. I can just walk back in my memories and see the old high school building with the long hall and the stage in the center. At the end of the hall was the office everyone was scared of and that was the Principal. Our principal was one tough man, fair but tough. Everyone respected Mr. Roy Kirkland and he was was my favorite History teacher. Yes, he had to teach classes too. I thought high school was tough but now I know it was my days of freedom from bills, worries, wondering what I was going to cook for supper. Psalm 51:10 “Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.” God Bless you all.

Single Parent Scholarship Deadline Is December 15 RISON - The Cleveland County Single Parent Scholarship Fund (CCSPF) application deadline is set for December 15 for its Fall 2016 round of grants. Applications can be found online by going to http://manage. Applicants for the money must be a single parent, live in Cleveland County and meet the following requirements: • Low income person at or near the poverty level, • Single head of household (single, legally separated, divorced, widowed) with sole custody of one or more children under the age of 18, • High school or GED graduate, • Pursuing a career-oriented course of study (full- or part-time) to ensure a better standard of living for his/her family. Applicants must not have a baccalaureate degree with the exception of those pursuing a Master of Arts in Teaching. • Accepted for admission at an accredited educational institution, • Recipient of a Pell Grant or in the process of applying for a Pell Grant. In addition, applicants are required to submit the following items, along with a completed

scholarship application, by the application deadline. Be sure to upload any electronic supporting documents you plan to submit with your application prior to submitting it: For new students: • Reference Letters - Two letters of reference from people (not related to you) who are familiar with your life experiences and with your character. • Statement - A personal statement explaining why you chose this particular course of study and what you hope to achieve. Feel free to include any information about yourself which might be helpful to the Review Committee in it’s evaluation. • Grade Statement - A copy of your latest grade statement (if recipient was in school) or high school transcript. All students must submit the following: • Financial Aid Status - A letter from the Financial Aid Officer of educational institution stating Pell Grant status. • Admission Status - A letter of acceptance/admission from the school of your choice. • Permission Release Form Download, complete and submit the Permission to Release form.

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Alzheimer’s Support Group To Meet Dec. 2

RISON - An Alzheimer’s Support Group will meet Friday, Dec. 2 at 5 p.m. at the Greenhouse Cottages of Southern Hills’ front office. Support groups provide a safe plaec for caregivers and family members to meet, share and express emotions with people who understand what they are going through and can rpovide a listening ear. There is no fee for attending. RSVP by contacting Nadia Owen at 870-220-1152 or email


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Guest Columnist

Jim Davidson

Obituaries Bobbie Cash

A Penny For Your Thoughts! In the days back when I was in high school, every so often another student would catch you in a moment when you had a faraway look in your eyes and they would say, “A penny for your thoughts.” This is what I thought about when I read something a friend sent me the other day. It has to do with coins and was something I had never heard before. Have you ever been in a cemetery and seen coins lying on a tombstone? There is actually a reason behind it. I might add, since this has a military connotation, people who have served in the military probably know about this practice, at least more than people who have never served in our nation’s armed services. That reminded me of a story about this man who visited a church one day and the service was to honor veterans who had served in the military. Since it was his first visit, he asked one of the ushers what it was all about. The usher said, “We are honoring those who were killed in the service.” This man got a serious look on his face and then said, “Was that the first service or the second service?” But back to the subject at hand -- the practice of leaving coins on the headstones of certain graves. The meaning varies depending on the denomination of the coin. Now, here is the custom or practice that I had never heard before. The coin was left as a message to the deceased soldier’s family that someone else had visited the grave to pay respects. When you leave a penny at the grave, it means simply that you had visited. A nickel indicates that you and the deceased trained at boot camp together, while a dime means that you served with this person in some capacity. By leaving a quarter at the grave, you were telling the family that you were with the soldier when he was killed. According to tradition, the money left at graves in national cemeteries and state veteran cemeteries is eventually collected, and the funds are put toward maintaining the cemetery or paying burial costs for indigent veterans. In the United States, this practice became common during the Vietnam War due to the political divide in the country over the war. Leaving a coin was a more practical way to communicate that you had visited the grave than contacting the soldier’s family, which could devolve into an uncomfortable argument over politics relating to the war. Some Vietnam veterans would leave coins as a “down payment” to buy their fallen comrades a beer or play a hand of cards when they would finally be reunited. The tradition of leaving coins on the headstones of military men and women can be traced to as far back as the Roman Empire. At this point, I would like to say that for many years the Vietnam veterans never received a proper homecoming they deserved and, only until recent years, have they been treated with the dignity and respect that was due them. As I read and pondered this article, it brought back some rather painful memories for me regarding the Vietnam War. Back in the early 1970s soon after the end of the war, they were having a special ceremony on the Plaza of the Camelot Hotel in Little Rock to honor some of these veterans. The principal speaker was Dale Bumpers, a former Arkansas governor and U.S. senator. At that time I had just begun my speaking career, and the Veterans Affairs Office lined me up to speak as well. It was the toughest audience I have ever faced. Somehow I survived. (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 Light and Darkness

In darkness, we know not where we go, because darkness has blinded our eyes (1Jn 2.11). In this time of gloom and doom, which is due to darkness in the hearts of men. We must remember to focus on light. Jesus is the light of the world (Jn 8.12), men love darkness rather than light, because their works are evil (Jn 3.29). Truth and light go hand in hand (Eph 5.9), while lies and darkness go hand in hand (1Jn 1.6). “Believe not every spirit, but prove the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets are gone out into the world” (1Jn 4.1). Many lies are in the news (Num 13.30-33) and in some pulpits (1Tm 4.1-3). God’s word is truth (Jn 17.17). The world needs light, let your light shine (Mt 5.16). Lanis Lindsey, minister Rison Church of Christ

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Dave Guffy, Jr.

Dave Guffy, Jr., 51, of Rison, passed away on Thursday, November 24, 2016 in Little Rock. Born July 7, 1965, in Pine Bluff, he was a son to David and Ethel Faye Greenlee Guffy Sr. Dave was employed with Evergreen Packing. On September 10, 2011, he married Jennifer McDaniel at Woodlawn. Dave was a member of Norton Hunting Club and the Woodlawn Fire Department. He was preceded in death by his mother, Ethel Faye Spakes, in 2015; his stepfather, Havis Spakes; a brother, B.J. Hoover, Sr.; and a sister, Lisa Couch. Survivors include his wife, Jennifer Guffy of Rison; children, Emily (Blake) Barnes of Sheridan, William Guffy of Sheridan, Stormi (Kendall) Tabor of Sheridan, Stacy (Ben) Wright of Rison, T.J. (Kelsey) Horton of Jefferson, and Justin Fraze of Rison; his father, David (Mary) Guffy Sr. of Rison; a sister, Konnie (Damon) Martin of Alamosa, Colorado; eight grandchildren, Lawson and Greenlee Barnes, Caleb, Levi and Carsynn Tabor, Ethan, Addyson and Holley Wright; two nieces, Lauren Martin and Karla Hoover; and three nephews, Tanner Martin, Ben Couch and B.J. Hoover. Funeral services were Saturday, November 26, 2016, at Buie Funeral Home in Rison with Bro. Donny Hill and Bro. Danny Hill officiating. Interment was in Rowell Cemetery near Rison. Pallbearers were Voy Ray Norton, Paul Reed, Jake Brown, Gene Norton, Dylan James and Ben Wright. Honorary pallbearers were Howard Ray Guffy, Brian Guffy, Jim Guffy, Mike Davis, Jacky Norton and the Woodlawn Fire Department. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Buie Funeral Home of Rison. To sign an online register, go to ****

Rev. Willie Rainey

Rev. Willie Rainey, 57, of New Edinburg, died Wednesdasy, November 16, 2016, in Cleveland Connty. Born December 21, 1958, he was a son of Doris Rainey and the late Tol Rainey, Sr. He attended New Edinburg Public Schools, where he was a star basketball and baseball player. He was the owner of Rainey Logging Company. He became pastor of St. John and Piney Grove AME Church in October 1997 and in 2007 was assigned to Palestine AME Church in Tyro. He was a member of the Prince Hall Masonic Lodge, Arkansas Sports Association, Cleveland County School Board, Amateur Softball Association and C&C Hunting Club. He was known throughout Arkansas for his excellent officiating skills. In addition to his father, he was also preceded in death by two brothers, Mack Rainey and Frankie Rainey; and an uncle, L.V. Johnson. Survivors include his daughter, Willena Rainey Swift (Akilah); his mother, Doris Rainey; three grandchildren, Patrick Rimsey, Sy’Taija Rimsey and Vontae Rimsey; a great-grandchild, Denim Rimsey; 11 siblings, Evines Rainey (Janice), Harold Rainey, Kelly Rainey, Perry Rainey, T.J. Rainey, Johnson Rainey, Betty Rainey, Ollie Rainey, Essie Rainey, Dorothy Jacob (Verna Ray) and Connie Ratliff (Eric); and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services were Wednesday, November 23, 2016, at Warren Cultural Center in Warren with the Rev. James R. Hooper officiating and Bishop Michael L. Mitchell eulogist. Burial was in Piney Grove Cemtery at New Edinburg with arrangements by Hammons Funeral Home of Warren. ****

Bobbie June Cash, 82, of Tillar, died Wednesday, November 23, 2016. Born October 13, 1934, in Rowell, she was a daughter of the late Charles Luther and Ophie Johnson Reed. She was a member of Tillar Baptist Church. She enjoyed working in her garden and spending time with her family and friends. Other than her parents, she was preceded in dethy by her husband, John Cash; a sister, Mytrice Galloway; and two brothers, Mack Reed and J.W. Reed. Survivors include her son, Greg Cash of Tillar; two sisters, Pebble Cash of Pine Bluff and Betty Cole of Rowell; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral services were Saturday, November 26, 2016, at Griffin-Culpepper Funeral Home Chapel at McGehee with Rev. Kenny Culpepper officiating. Burial was in Rowell Cemetery at Rowell. To sign an online guest book, go to www.griffinculpepper. com ****

Briefs Woodlawn Gospel Singing is Dec. 3

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, Dec. 3, 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.

Lisembys Concert Dec. 11 At Kingsland

KINGSLAND - The Lisembys will be in concert Sunday, Dec. 11, at 10:45 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Kingsland.

New Life To Host Comm. Christmas Program on Dec. 25

RISON - The Rison Community Christmas Program will be held at 1:30 p.m. Christmas Day, Dec. 25, at New Life Missionary Baptist Church, 101 Niven Road in Rison. Practice for the program will begin at 6 p.m. this Thursday, Dec. 1.

Bethel No. 1 Hosts Lisembys on Dec. 11

RISON - Bethel No. 1 Missionary Baptist Church at Rison will be hosting a special musical program by The Lisembys at 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, Pastor John Fulmer has announced.

Sister Fellowship Sun. At First Bapt.

RISON - First Baptist Church will hold a Sister To Sister Fellowship Sunday, Dec. 4 at 3 p.m., Rev. T.W. Reams, Sr. has announced. All women are invited to be a part of the felowship. The chuch is located on Walnut Street in Rison.

BEALECANTO TO PERFORM AT UAM - The Seark Concert Association will present a Christmas-themed concert by the Memphis-based men’s vocal ensemble BealeCanto at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at the University of Arkansas at Monticello’s Fine Arts Center. BealeCanto is a play on the phrase “bel canto,” which is Italian for “beautiful singing.” The inclusion of the word Beale in the group’s name is a nod to the famous street in Memphis that is known around the world for its rich musical heritage. BealeCanto is dedicated to fostering men’s singing throughout the Mid-South region, expanding that mission nationally and internationally as they promote male singing in schools and society. Tickets for the concert are $20 and may be purchased at the door, in advance in the office of the UAM Music Building Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or by calling (870) 460-1060.

News Briefs Support Group For Trauma Survivors To Meet Dec. 4

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 (Dec. 4 and 20) 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.

Taylor Shay’s Florist Closed Nov. 30-Dec. 14

RISON - Taylor Shay’s Florist, Home Decor and More will be closed Nov. 30 through Dec. 14 due to an illness in the family. The staff apologizes for any inconvenience. The shop will reopen Dec. 15 with new hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and closed on Saturdays.

The Kinsmen Will Be Performing This Sun. at Enon MBC

RYE - The gospel singing group The Kinsmen will be performing a Christmas concert beginning at 4 p.m. this Sunday, Dec. 4, at Enon Missionary Baptist Church on Hwy. 63 at Rye. Everyone is inited to attend.

Thank You

Thank you for all the prayers, flowers, phone calls, texts, cards, food and all the acts of kindness shown to myself and my family during the loss of Rev. Willie Rainey. Kathy Morris, Shawnta, Jaycee & Ryan Rauls, Nikki, Calvin, Mateo’ and Caden Warner

Alcoholic, Narcotics Anonymous Meets Mondays in Rison

RISON - Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous meet at 7 p.m. Monday at Rison United Methodist Church. For more information, contact Ray R. at (870) 357-2027 or Kristi W. at (870) 718-5186. Please leave a message. You will be contacted any day or time.

Powell Park Holiday Fundraiser Dec. 3

There will be a fundraiser at Powell Park in the Lanwood Community December 3 from 5 to 8 p.m. to purchase Christmas Decorations for the park. There will be a Chili/Soup Cook-off with first, second and third place winning cash prizes. There will also be Christmas music, various activities and door prizes. If you would like to have a booth to sell goods there is $10 booth fee. The park will also be taking donation of Christmas lights, decorations, outdoor extension cords, etc. Organizers invite you to come out and support Powell Park and have fun in a family atmosphere and kick off the holiday season. If you are interested in participating in the cookoff or booth rental please call Penny Morris at 870-325-6868 or Tavaris (Tee) Rauls at 870-643-2438 Thank You A very special ‘Thank You’ to all the ladies of Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church at Calmer for preparing and delivering a Thanksgiving meal to so many of us in the community last week. Your outpouring of love and support for us was truly a blessing. May God bless you for everything you do. From All of Us Who Benefitted From Your Efforts Cleveland County Herald Your County Newspaper Since 1888

Thank You

We would like to thank our church families of New Hope and Bethel #1, friends and Rawls family for all the support given to our family over the past few months.

The family of Dewey Rawls Thank You

We would like to take this opportunity to tell our community what a great establishment we have in The Green Cottages at Southern Hills (the nursing home). I can really only speak about the workers in Cottage One, but they took such good care of our dad during the year he was there. It take a special calling to be able to take care of Altzheimer’s patients day in and day out, but they do a wonderful job. We love them!

The Children of Mr. Rupert Glover

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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 OCTOBER 18, 2006 While a new state law limiting the sale of items used in the production of methamphetamine has curbed the number of makeshift labs being seized across the state, consumption of the drug still remains high, an expert on the issue told a gathering in Rison last week. Kasey Richardson was crowned 2006 homecoming queen and Andrea Miller the 2006 Football Sweetheart at Woodlawn High School last Friday when the Bears were blanked by Bearden, 20-0. The family of late Rison Mayor Jack Sipes took part in a dedication ceremony for a new plaque in downtown Rison recognizing Sipes’ efforts in the sidewalk and street light renovation project. The bronze plaque calls the project Sipes’ “proudest achievement.” The 17th annual Rison in the Fall Festival enjoyed a nice turnout for the event this past Saturday in the downtown area. Entries were up for both the pageants and barbecue cook-off. The Kingsland City Council gave the go-ahead Monday night on a request from members of the Kingsland Cemetery Association for the city to deed the cemetery over to the association. The council was informed that the city actually owned the cemetery. The cemetery association plans to incorporate. Early voting for the 2006 general election will begin Monday. While there are several state races and measures to be voted on, there is only one contest in Cleveland County. Helen Gates, Republican incumbent, will be challenged by Jason Gavin, Democrat, in the race for Justice of the Peace, District 7, on the Quorum Court. Bob Hall, 83, of Rison, a retired insurance agent who served as Cleveland County Clerk from 1963 to 1966, dies. The Rison defense limited Smackover to just two first downs and 49 yards, as the Wildcats routed the Buckaroos, 41-0,

It is only natural that any story about the doctors would be followed in sequence with an account of the dentists who served this section and who also made a great contribution to the welfare of the people who lived here in their time. The early dentist was not in as much demand as the physician because most of the pioneer people wore their teeth out and finished their days without the benefit of molars. When a dentist was not accessible the pioneers resorted to the family physician who had an assortment of forceps for emergencies. From the earliest days until long after I can first remember, in almost every community, there was at least one man who owned a pair of dental forceps, called “pullers,” and he did the “tooth pulling” for those who had been up several nights with an aching tooth. There were also many home remedies to bring at least temporary relief from this very common malady. A small portion of cotton would be soaked in the medicine and placed in the cavity of the troublesome tooth. Among these were laudanum, oil of cloves, chloroform and camphor. The early dentists, like the early physician, did most of his work in the homes of the patients. At first there was little filling of the teeth to prolong their usefulness. This was largely because the instruments available for this work were hand-operated, which made it slow and laborious, as well as very painful for the patient. In the old days the dentist drove through the countryside from house to house like a circuit rider, returning to his home to do his own laboratory work. He would stop at one home and

at Smackover last Friday night. 20 YEARS AGO SEPTEMBER 11, 1996 The future of the Kingsland School District possibly rests in the hands of voters. The district is asking for a 5-mill tax increase which school officials say is needed to keep the school going. The issue will be decided at Tuesday’s annual school election. There is just one contested school board race in Cleveland County. At Rison, Sandra Wright, a retired long-time teacher at the school, is challenging Gary Brewer, the incumbent, who is seeking a second term on the board. Joey Martin and Rodney Russell, both at Kingsland, and Jerry Thomasson, at Woodlawn, are all unopposed in their board races. Because of recent arrests of two students on drug charges, random drug testing of students was suggested at a meeting of the Rison School Board. Random drug testing of bus drivers is done at the school, but not for students, teachers or other staff members. The Rison Wildcats scored two touchdowns in the third quarter and then held on to defeat the Fordyce Redbugs, 13-8, in the annual football season opener at Fordyce Friday night. Rison’s third straight victory over Fordyce gave the Wildcats the Bear Bryant Trophy to keep for good. A committee is to study handicap accessibility for the county courthouse. The Quorum Court approved bid specifications for ambulance service in the county. Bids will be opened in late October. One bid option would include an ambulance to be stationed at Woodlawn. Woodlawn Superintendent Max Watts said the state Highway Department would approve warning signal lights to be placed along Highway 15 in the school zone area there, but that the school would be responsible for having the lights put up and maintained. An increasing traffic load on the highway is cited as a need for the lights. The old bell of the New Edinburg Methodist Church has been placed back on the church grounds after a long absence and a plaque was placed with the bell detailing its history. The bell, which was purchased in the early 1900s, had been used at the

deliver a new set of teeth, fitting them to the wearer’s use. In another house of the same community he would take the impression for one whose teeth he had extracted (pulled) some weeks before. He would then go to another home where he would extract the teeth of one in dire need. This matter of extraction was all done in one sitting, that is all the teeth were pulled one by one without anything used to alleviate the accompanying pain. I have known those, both men and women, who rode many miles in a wagon or buggy over a hot, dusty road, had all of their teeth extracted and returned home in time to do their night chores. Such today would require much lamentation. At first they were called “false teeth” and then “artificial teeth.” Later they were referred to as “plates” and now they are known as “dentures,” all for one and the same. The earliest dentist of whom I know about to reside in Cleveland County was Dr. J.L. Bachelor. He could really be called a pioneer dentist. He was one who rode all over the county, serving his patients in their homes. All of the other dentists I have known did their work in an office equipped for that purpose. Besides Dr. Bachelor, other Rison dentists included the following: Dr. Hawn, Dr. Logue, Dr. Wilkins, Dr. Black, Dr. R.T. Cook, Dr. John H. McClain and Dr. Fred J. Robertson, who was a native of the county. Many times there were two dentists in Rison at the same time, and now there is not a single one practicing in the county. These men served a great need and left footprints on the sands of time.

New Edinburg School after the church building burned in 1936. The bell was stored at the school until last year, when church members made an effort to get the bell back. The Area Agency on Aging is moving out of office space at the north end of Rison City Hall and will relocate to larger facilities at the Moore building on Main Street, which formerly housed Farm Service agencies. The Rison Police Department will move into the office space being used by the Area Agency on Aging, and the Municipal Court clerk’s office will occupy the office used by the police department. The Woodlawn Bears lost their season opener Friday night at Gillett, 34-8. Kingsland City Hall and Fire Station has been spruced up and enlarged, including the addition of some new appliances for a town meeting room. More space was added for the city’s firefighting units and equipment. 30 YEARS AGO SEPTEMBER 3, 1986 The annual Cleveland County Fair was conducted here last week, and Johnetta Norton, a junior at Woodlawn High School, was crowned “Miss Cleveland County” at the pageant, a conclusion to the events. A $6 million Rural Electrification loan is approved for Cleveland County Telephone Co., which plans to construct a complete new phone system. David Bell, company president, said the proposed sale of Cleveland County Telephone Co. to Telephone & Data Systems (TDS) of Chicago should not have any bearing on the loan for construction of the new system. A group of Cleveland County Telephone Co. customers are planning to appear before the state Public Service Commission in Little Rock concerning their phone service. The Rison School Board voted to make changes on two bus routes along and off of Highway 133 north of Rison after a parent alleges that the buses are segregated. An open house is planned Saturday and Sunday for the new Rison Villas apartment complex. The Rison Wildcats will go to Fordyce Friday night to open their 1986 football season, while the Woodlawn Bears will be at home to host Pulaski Academy. Head coach at Rison is Trent Young, with Bobby Hyatt and Gary Wayman, assistants. John Welch is head coach at Woodlawn and Mike Walker is his assistant. Sondra McIntyre of the Lucky Clover Club in Cleveland County was a first place winner in the Animal Science category at the state 4-H O’Rama held at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. 40 YEARS AGO SEPTEMBER 1, 1976 Work orders were issued for construction of a water system for the Cleveland County Rural Water Users Association. The contracts awarded for the system totaled $457,260. The new system will serve about 250 customers in Whiteoak, Niven, Rison and Smith townships. Willis Findley was the apparent high bidder at $61,275.60 on the Cleveland County Recreation Association property offered for sale to the highest bidder by the Farmers Home Administration. The property, located off Mt. Elba Road just south of Rison, contained a 9-hole golf course, 68 acres, a club house with 3,912 square feet, a bath house, 1,520 square foot swimming pool and a mobile home. There were four other bids ranging from $35,000 to $57,555. The annual Cleveland County Fair began here today. The Rison Wildcats will face the Fordyce Redbugs at Fordyce and the Woodlawn Bears will be at home to take on the Grady Wolverines in football season openers Friday night. Woodlawn is starting its fourth season of football. Richard McLaughlin is head coach at Woodlawn, with Bobby Hyatt as assistant. The Bears have a roster of 23 players, with five of those weighing over 200 pounds each. Sammy Harper is head coach at Rison, with his assistants being Ray Barraclough and Billy Thigpen. The Wildcats have a roster of 34 players, with one of those, fullback Donald Ray Barnett, weighing over 200 pounds.

GLIMPSES FROM THE PAST - There have been many full service stations which have operated in Rison over the years, and in times past, several were in business at the same time, all within close proximity to one another in the small town. Such as the Esso and Amoco service stations shown above in a glimpse from the past. This photo was used in an advertisement in the Herald, placed by J.D. “Pete” Mitchell, announcing the grand opening of his new Esso Service Station at the southwest corner of Main and Magnolia streets across from the county courthouse. This was in September, 1959. Pete, who passed away in 1979, was giving away, free, 2 pounds of sugar with each purchase of 5 gallons of Esso gasoline per customer. He also sold new and used autos, chain saws and chain saw parts. His day phone was 83, and he or Bonnie Mae, his wife, could be reached at night by calling 73. Pete sold the service station years later and the business changed owners several times before the building was eventually razed. The site now has a large building located on it, with Pizza Pro at the east end nearest the intersection. The Amoco station in the background, which was operated by the likes of the late C.B. “Buddy” Allison in its latter years, is now home to Rison One-Stop. For comments or questions, contact Stan Sadler at 870-830-2056, or email at “Joe Blob,” 17-year-old quarter horse owned by Willis Findley of Rison, won the National High School Rodeo co-championship. The rider of “Joe Blob” in the National High School Rodeo finals was Troy Young, 15, of Opelousas, Louisiana, formerly of Kingsland. Advertisement - Opening Sept. 7, Martha’s Hair Fashions, 1 mile out on Mt. Elba Road, Rison. Martha Knowles, owner and operator. Advertisement - Grand opening, Thursday through Saturday, 720 Auto Parts Store, 213 Main St., Rison. James Oaks, Jim Bowlin and Lloyd “Poop Jack” Parker. Advertisement - Grand opening, starting Thursday, at Johnson’s Warehouse-Showroom, Hwy. 79 N., Fordyce: 4-piece bedroom suite, $158; 7-piece, dining room suite, $159; Berkline recliners, $118; 4-piece living room suites, $399. Advertisement - At McKinney’s Store, Rison: Yarnell’s ice cream, one-half gallon, $1.09; Maxwell House coffee, pound, $1.79; ground beef, pound, 69 cents. 50 YEARS AGO AUGUST 31, 1966 The Cleveland County Fair will open here Thursday. There are 12 contestants in the “Miss Cleveland County” pageant at the fair. Sgt. Jim Glover of Rison is awarded the Purple Heart after being wounded in fighting in Vietnam. Superintendent Willard LaGrone announced Kingsland School will open next Monday. The Rison Wildcats will battle the Fordyce Redbugs in the football season opener Friday night at Fordyce. Head coach Bill Dawson and assistant Joe Carroll list a roster with 20 players. Mack Leopard, 180-pound senior, and Don Green, 187-pound sophomore, are the only players on the squad listed over 165 pounds. Advertisement - Starting Sept. 1, Estelle’s Cafe & Station will serve plate lunches. Estelle Poss, Hwy. 79 North, Rison, located across highway from Martin Bros. Gas Co. storage tanks. Advertisement - At Crook’s Super Market, Rison: Center cut pork chops, pound, 69 cents; Kraft Miracle Whip salad dressing, quart, 49 cents. 60 YEARS AGO SEPTEMBER 5, 1956 The 4th annual county-wide homecoming and gospel singing at the courthouse square in Rison this Sunday is expected to draw a large crowd. Outstanding quartets and singers from around the state are expected to be here for the occasion. Cleveland County officials, sponsors of the big event, are giving a free barbecue at noon. An unfavorable report is made on proposed improvements for the Saline River basin project. H.R. Overholt, superintendent, announces the opening of Woodlawn School next Monday. Collier’s magazine places George Walker, University of Arkansas football star, on its AllAmerican squad in its 1956 season preview. Walker is a former standout for the R.H.S. Wildcats and is a tri-captain for this year’s Razorback squad. New Edinburg School will

open next Monday, with Samuel M. King as superintendent. Plans are set in motion for having the state Highway Department take over the Rison-Star City road through Calmer, Glendale and Palmyra for inclusion in the state highway system. The opening day enrollment at the Rison white and colored schools totaled 676 pupils. Advertisement - Visit St. Louis for the Mid-America Jubilee, Sept. 5-29. Special round trip coach fare by Cotton Belt train from Rison, $13.05. Contact J.H. Yaney, agent, Rison, phone 55. Advertisement - At Turner’s Grocery, Rison: Ground beef, 3 pounds, $1.00. 70 YEARS AGO SEPTEMBER 11, 1946 Wallace Hobson acquires the Lion Service Station on Main Street in Rison, which has been operated by James W. Mosley. What is believed to be Cleveland County’s first case of polio during the present epidemic was reported here late last week. Woodlawn School will open September 16, with R.E. Taylor as superintendent. Due to the lateness of the cotton picking season, and in order that the students may assist in the harvesting of the cotton crop, a short class schedule from 7:30 a.m. to 12:00, noon, will be followed for a few weeks. Lewis Sims of the Cross Roads community, near Kingsland, gins the first bale of cotton in Cleveland County for the season. The bale was ginned at the Landers’ gin at New Edinburg and then sold to the Attwood Mercantile Co. there. Raymond L. Mays, Rison ice plant operator, is named on the Arkansas A&M College board of trustees. Boyd Arnold, Rison High School’s new football coach, has a squad of 30 boys reporting for practice. The Wildcats will open their season here September 20 against DeWitt. Considerable new equipment has been purchased for the team. Three boys who have returned from the service and are finishing up their high school work have joined the squad. This will be the first year for Rison to have football on a regular basis since 1941, with the program put on hold during the war years. The Wildcats played a limited schedule last year shortly after the end of WWII. Advertisement - At Reid & Gray Cash Store, Rison: Salt, 25-pound sack, 32 cents; coffee, 1-pound tin, 38 cents; red potatoes, 10 pounds, 37 cents. 80 YEARS AGO SEPTEMBER 9, 1936 Class work in Rison’s new two-story school building started Tuesday. For the first time in two years, all local students are domiciled in one building, class work having been conducted in the annexes of the two church buildings (Baptist and Methodist) in town, in the Moore cottages and an annex to the gymnasium, following destruction of the old building by fire in the summer of 1934. Congressman John L. McClellan will speak at a dedication program for the new building Thursday night. For the first time in a number of years, a 9-month term of school will be taught here. Thirty-six civil cases and 26

cases in which criminal charges are preferred are on the docket for circuit court to convene here Monday. Resumption of operations at the two oil test wells east of New Edinburg appeared brighter this week following the straightening out of legal difficulties. The Woodlawn Consolidated School plans to build a gymnasium, Supt. H.H. Stephens said. Football practice started at Rison High School, with Earl Barnett as coach. An appeal from the decision of the county court to the circuit court was refused attorneys representing some of the electors of the Mt. Zion School District, who opposed consolidation of that district with the Rison School District. Failure to file a required bond in the proper time will result in the appeal being forever barred, the court order made Friday, states. W.H. Glover & Sons closed their dry goods store here and are moving the stock to Arkansas City. Their feed and grocery store here will remain open. Removal of the Glover dry goods store to Arkansas City is the second Rison firm to open a store there, Robert May having recently entered the general mercantile business in that place. Mayor Geo. H. Holmes and Grover Turner recently acquired four business buildings in that city, which is said to be enjoying a boom. C.K. Wheeler of Kingsland opens a grocery store in Rison across the street from the Phoenix Hotel. The Holmes Special School opens, with Roy Taylor and Miss Owens as the teachers. Advertisement - At G.W. Turner’s Store, Rison: Sugar, cloth bag, 10 pounds, 53 cents. 90 YEARS AGO SEPTEMBER 16, 1926 A first report indicates that Cleveland County’s cotton ginning is behind last year at the same time. Glen McCann, local hauling contractor and operator of a fleet of trucks, has placed one of his trucks in the transfer business in Rison and will engage in hauling freight, baggage, express and other merchandise. J.M. May and A.B. Robertson will open a gent’s furnishing goods store in the Haskins building next to the post office in Rison. Mr. May stated that they would handle a comprehensive line of men’s goods. A total of 226 students enrolled opening day at Rison School. The erection of new buildings on the site of last December’s fire in the business section of Rison will start within the next week. Material is being placed on the ground for the building of a new and modern service station and garage for J.W. Calaway and a warehouse for W.H. Glover & Sons to replace similar buildings destroyed by the fire. Mr. Glover states his warehouse will be fireproof and rat proof. It will stand just to the rear of their store buildings on East Second Street. The garage for Mr. Calaway will be operated by E.A. and Sam Johnson, the brothers being formerly employed by the F.G. Smart Motor Company here. Advertisement - Apples and pears for sale, $1.00 per bushel. Mrs. E.A. McMurtrey.

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Cleveland County Road Dept. Update Cleveland County Judge Gary Spears has issued this update detailing work that has been carried out by the Cleveland County Road Department over the following two weeks: November 14 - 18, 2016 GRAVEL HAULED: Cash Road (15 loads), Mt Elba Road East (12 loads), Marks Cemetery Road (13 loads), Scott Road (7 loads), County Stockpile (4 loads), Salvation Lane (1 load), Huddleston Road (1 load), Mt Elba Road West (1 load), Crain’s lake Road (1 load) HAULED TWO (2) LOADS OF CARDBOARD FOR RECYCLING TOTAL LOADS HAULED: 57 REPLACED TEN (10) ROAD SIGNS ROADS MOWED WITH THE PULL BEHIND BUSHHOG: Camp Springs Road, O’Banion Road, Pump Station Road, Davis Road, Darby Crossing Road, Grace Church Road ROADS TRIMMED WITH THE SIDE ARM BUSHHOG: Mt Lebanon Road, Mt Elba Road West, Prairie Road, Banks Road, Waldrop Lane ROADS PATCHED WITH COLD MIX: Gavin Lane, Hollis Road, Goggans Lane, Griffith Springs Road, Pioneer Drive, ML Wilson Road, Deer Run, Cash Road, Rye Cut Off Road, Rodgers Road, Harpers Cove, Brushy Creek Road, Roberts Road, Buster Cole Road ROADS GRADED: Brushy Creek Road, Word Road, Cash Road, Mt Elba Road West, Dunkeffie Road, Ellison Road, Frye Lane, Frye Loop, White Road, Mt Carmel Road, Conner’s Road, Pumpkin Hill Road, Dewey Rawls Road, Rose Hill Road, Toledo Cut Off Road, Calvin Rawls Road, Crain’s Road, Station Road, Crossroads Road, Pump Station Road, Darby’s Crossing Road, Grace Church Road, Russell Road, Marvin Lane, Morgan Road, Mt Lebanon Road, Bryant Spur Road, Dixie Lane, Broughton Road, Hayes Lane, Banks Road November 21 - 23, 2016 GRAVEL HAULED: Marks Cemetery Road (19 loads), County Stockpile (18 loads) HAULED ONE (1) LOAD OF CARDBOARD FOR RECYCLING TOTAL LOADS HAULED: 38 REPLACE FIVE (5) ROAD SIGNS ROADS PATCHED WITH COLD MIX: Stewart Lane, Frye Road, Hill Harper Road, Mockingbird Lane, Mahoney’s Ferry Road, Mt Carmel Road, White Oak Bluff Road, ROADS MOWED WITH THE PULL BEHIND BUSHHOG: Hampton Garner Road, Peters Road, Schwarzlose Road, Crossroads Road, Bunn McGriff Road, Hastings Camp Road, Annie Rodgers Road, Mark Rivers Road TREES REMOVED AFTER THE STORM: Towery Road, Crossroads Road, Banks Road ROADS GRADED: Mt Lebanon Road, Bryant Spur Road, Scott Road, Towery Road, Marks Cemetery Road, Bethel Cemetery Road, Jodie Smith Lane, Hill Harper Road, Union Grove Road, James Ball Road, Jack White Road, Agnes Curry Road, Casey Road, Thomas Road, Crook Lane, Crutchfield Road, Curry Road, Hickory Road, Honey Cove, Jade Lane, Lindsey Lane, Lonesome Dove Road, New Home Cemetery Road, Red Oak Road, Friendship Cemetery Road, Reed Camp Road, Reed Lane, Rowell Club Road, Rowell Road East, Rowell Road West, Sandine Road, Sipes Road, Spring Road, Vinson Lane

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Woodlawn Continues Making Improvements to Facilities (continued from page 1) there were conflicting schedules with the use of the PE building. Last spring, the school board began to look at ways to address the issue. The board asked Athletic Director Tommy Richardson and Football Coach Neil Barbaree to look into some possible solutions. Initially, the idea was to build a structure that could be used as a fieldhouse/weight room. However, when figures for that project came in at more than $100,000, the district began to look at other options. One idea was to convert the old library, which was attached to the gym, into a weight room and then build a new library. The board liked the idea and voted to dedicate about $500,000 to the two projects: about $450,000 for the new library and about $50,000 to buy new equipment and flooring for the weight room conversion. The board voted to use $250,000 from the building fund and a $250,000 low-interest loan to cover the cost. The new weight room was ready for use at the start of this school year. Facilities Progress The new library and weight room are but the latest projects in what has been a whirlwind of construction activity over about the past 10 years. When the state launched its “partnership program” to help public school districts improve their facilities, former Woodlawn Superintendent Billy Williams seized on the opportunity. The partnership program provided money to help school districts bring infrastructure up to date or build new facilities. The amount of money provided by the state was based on the district’s ability to generate local revenue on its own: the tougher it was for a school district to raise money based on its tax base, the higher the percentage the state would contribute toward facilities. For Woodlawn, the state would provide about 66 percent of the funding for a partnership-approved project. That essentially meant that for every $1 the district spent on improvements or new construction, the

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state would contribute about $2 toward the project. The district used partnership funding to more than double the size of the high school by adding the new north wing that was completed in 2009. Since then, the district added the physical education building, a new music room, and a new art room, all supported with partnership money. Over the past few years, the state has steadily reduced the amount it is contributing toward the partnership program. As a result, partnership money is becoming much tougher to get. However, that change in partnership funding nor a change in the school district’s leadership hasn’t slowed Woodlawn’s progress on facilities. Almost three years ago, Williams left for the Drew Central School District, and Hume was hired to take his place. Hume basically picked up where Williams left off, overseeing completion the new art and music rooms before launching his own vision for the district. In addition to the new library and weight room, Hume has also overseen construction of a new bus barn facility located at the back of the campus. He said it is “about 99 percent complete.” The new facility includes enough covered space to park 12 school buses. It also includes a new maintenance shop that did not exist before, and also provided additional space for storage. Still, Hume said this week that there is still more to be done. He said the next project on his agenda is to do something with

the home economics building. Woodlawn’s home economics program is housed in one of the oldest buildings on campus, and it is located at the back of the elementary campus across from the new Woodlawn Head Start building. Hume said he would like see the home economics program moved over to the high school campus, but he did not have a specific plan or timeline yet of pursuing that project. In addition, he said the district also needs to look at the gym. While he said it remains in relatively good shape for its age, he said the district will one day need to address it as well.


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Cleveland County Herald - November 30, 2016  

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