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Community Events Calendar Wednesday January 18 Friendship Luncheon 11:30-200 p.m. DVB Methodist Church Wednesday January 18 Literarcy Meeting 4:30p.m. Thursday January 19 GFWC Elsie McCain Club Murry’s Restaurant Meg Mill Hostess 6:00p.m.
Hazen/DeValls Bluff, Prairie County, Arkansas
DeValls Bluff City Council sworn in then pass budget ordinances The DeValls Bluff City Council held their regular monthly meeting on January 12 at 6:00 P.M. In attendance were Mayor Kenny Anderson and aldermen: Richard Henry, Marie Flanagan, Alice Metcalf, Bill Arnold, and Raymond Watson. The meeting began with a prayer and then the approval of bills and old business. New Business Two ordinances were passed during the meeting, after the council voted to suspend the rules
requiring the ordinances to be read three times. The first ordinance passed was the Budget Amendment Ordinance #2017-01. Which is an ordinance to provide for the adoption of a budget amendment for the 2016 fiscal budget as adopted the city Ordinance 201602. The second ordinance passed was the Budget Adoption Ordinance #2017-02. The ordinance is the budget ordinance for the City of DeValls Bluff, Arkansas for the twelve month period
beginning January 01, 2017, and ending December 31, 2017, reflecting estimated revenues and expenditures and hereinafter set forth on the succeeding pages.
Adult bingo at the Hazen Public Library 11:00 - 12:00 a.m. GFWC Elsie McCain Club 6:00 p.m. El Amigo Hazen Chris Weems Hostess Thursday January 26 Commodities at First Methodist Church Hazen 10:30-12:30 p.m. Tuesday January 26 PC Democratic Women’s Meeting 6:00 p.m. Murry’s Restaurant Hazen Community events brought to you by Hazen Chamber of Commerce and the
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Delgiorno nothing to report. With no other business to report the meeting was then adjourned.
Recently elected Prairie County Circuit/Clerk Gaylon Hale swears in the DeValls Bluff City Council members before their meeting.
Elementary announces honor roll students Nine weeks honor roll students for grades 2-8:
Friday January 20 Hornet’s @ Jacksonville Lighthouse 4:30p.m.-5:30p.m. 7thG, JB, SG,SB
Tuesday January 24 Book Club / Recipe Swap 12:00p.m.-1:00p.m. Hazen Public Library
twenty six calls responded to in December, twenty of which were first responder. Utilities head Gabby
Department Reports Police Chief Charles Atkins reported that there was one trial, no speeding over twelve miles per hours, one city complaint, two county medical calls, eight supeonas, one civil standby, and one warning citation. Fire Chief Doyen Martin reported that there were
Thursday January 19 Free in Christ Substance Abuse 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Monday January 23 Hazen School Board meeting in High School Library 6 p.m.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
2nd Grade: Noah Adkins, Dru Alberson, Kiona Anderson, *Jase Arnett, *Bradley Bokker, *Michael Bowman, Sidney Bragg, *Cayden Calvert, *Laylasharae Campbell, Peyton Cole, *Ryleigh Cook, *Alyssa Dodge, Isabelle Gray, Ja'nya Harris, Rayna Hester, Graylie Lawless, Hannah Linder, *Kylee McElroy, Kadence Phillips, *Izabella RiosThompson, Luke Snider, *Jalynn Thomas, *Alyssa Tiner, Cailee Troy, *Kadence Weems
Presenters, consultants, and attendees are treated to lunch by King Kat.
Grand Prairie farmers attend tri-c county agricultural meeting in Carlisle last week The Grand Prairie Ag. Production meeting was held on January 10, 2017 at the Carlisle United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. A large group of producers, agriculture industry representatives, crop consultants and UA Extension personnel attended. This meeting was a joint meeting with Prairie, Lonoke and Pulaski counties. Attendees were greeted upon arrival and supplied with the latest crop updates and 2017 P e s t i c i d e Recommendation booklets (MP 154, MP 144, MP 44) upon signing in. Andrew Sayger, CEA Pulaski County, began the meeting with a welcome and introduced the speakers throughout the meeting. Dr. Yeshi Wamishe, UA Extension Plant Pathologist, discussed the various rice diseases that were seen during the 2016 growing season and the impact they had on our rice crop. Dr. Jason Kelly, UA Extension Agronomist Wheat and Feed Grains, provided an overview for the 2016 growing season for corn and grain
sorghum. Dr. Jeremy Ross, UA Extension Soybean Agronomist, gave an overview of the 2016 soybean crop. He noted that the late disease pressure that was seen in 2016 caused a negative impact on soybean yields. Ross, also discussed inoculate application in correlation to planting dates and the research that had been done on this. Dr. Gus Lorenz, UA Extension Entomologist, discussed rice seed treatments. He also talked about the recommendations for corn earworm in corn and pod-feeders in soybeans. A catfish lunch by King Cat was enjoyed during the noon hour. Jenny Ross, CEA Lonoke County and Amy G. Carroll, CEA Prairie County awarded door prizes to lucky attendees. Brent Griffin, CEA, Staff Chair, Prairie County, listed sponsors who graciously donated and provided door prizes. Keith Perkins CEA, Staff Chair, Lonoke County was over the media technology of this meeting. Following lunch, Dr. Jarrod Hardke, gave an overview of the 2016 rice
growing season. Noting that weather conditions had an effect on the rice yield. He also demonstrated the new Greenseeker Technology. The final speaker for meeting was Dr. Bob Scott, UA Extension Weed Scientist. The main focus of his talk was pigweed control due to resistance. He discussed the new technologies that were available, but noted that the multi–mode of action is the best approach.
3rd Grade: *Peyton Anderson, Felicity Avalos, *Kaitlyn Barbee, *Matthew Bokker, *River Brown, Maria Carrell, Sarah Dodge, Kinslea Fowler, Garrett Greenwalt, Eli Kitchens, *Ethan Lisko, Shelbi Melcher, *Emily Mills, *Gabrielle Morgan, Keith Morris, *Remington Phillips, Sophie Raper, *Hayden Rogers, *Samuel Sabbatini, *Maci Sickel, *Dylan Skarda, Cameron Smith, *London Smith, Paris Smith, Brody Swaim 4th Grade: Austin Allen, Esabea Anderson, *Rileigh Barnhill, Chloe C a l d w e l l , *Emma Cantwell, Samuel Clayton, Abbigail Cook, Koren Curlett, Faith Duell, *Alexis Dulany, Brayden Fulton, Tyler Griffin, Jaci Hackelton, Noah Hubbard, Joseph Hurley, Adonis Jenkins,
*Mattison Jernigan, Carson Kee, *Karly Kinard, Shelton Kitchens, Forest Lawless, Kierra Lee, *Makayla McCray, *Luke Mills, *Jillian Minnes, Jacob Neil, Jayden Penn, *Aisea Rios-Thompson, Chloe Rose,Chandler Rupe, Hope Seeber, *Ethan Simmons, *Owen Simmons, *Kendall Sisemore, Hunter Smith, Mya Smith, *Jameion Stigall, Eli Weems, *Brance Williams 5th Grade: *Brandon Addison, *Nash Arnett, Mason Barbee, *Austyn Booth, *Savannah Glover, *Taylor Griffin, Gage Heinmiller, Jordan Hill, *Colton Holloway, *Abby Hopkins, *Faith Johnson, Jamarcus Jones, Jamiraca Jones, *Noah Lequieu, Grayson Lott, Christabelle Newton, Mattie Perry, Allison Prine, *Joshua RomeroDawson, Justin Schlenker, *Kaycie Seely, *Aydin Self, Hannah Sims, Zakery Skinner, Ethan Smith, Karizma Sullivan, *Kolton Tosh, Brandon Vaughn, *Katelin Wallace 6th Grade: *Grace Addison, Kayedence Chevalier, *Lane Harper, *Starr Hodge, Christian Hoover, Collin Kee, *Luke King, Holden Lawless, Drew Lisko, Tatiana Metcalf, *Natalie Robinson, *Ivan Rodriguez, Lacey Rogers, *Layton Rogers, Billy Continued on p. 4
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Obituaries Deborah Hollis Deborah Denise Hollis, 47, passed away Sunday, January 8, 2017 in her home surrounded by family. She was the wife of Michael Hollis. They shared 28 wonderful years of marriage. She was the mother of Justin and Shelby Hollis, and the "Nana" of Annabelle Hollis. Deborah was born in Augusta, AR. She was the daughter of Benny and Joan Harlan and Betty Rouse Harlan. Deborah was a graduate of Foothills Technical Institute in Searcy, AR, where she received a License of Practical Nursing. Deborah retired in 2016 from Des Arc Public Schools where she offered 12 years of dedicated service as the school nurse. Deborah was a member of the First Baptist Church in Des Arc. She enjoyed attending church, painting, crafts, shopping for Annabelle, and traveling. She loved cheering on the Razorbacks and St. Louis Cardinals. She will always be remembered for her compassionate heart and loving contagious smile. Deborah is survived by her husband, Michael Hollis; children Justin and Kaylin (Geisler) Hollis, Shelby Hollis and Jerrad Gillham, one granddaughter, Annabelle Hollis; her mother Betty Rouse Harlan; Father and Stepmother Benny and Joan Harlan; one brother William Harlan; one sister and spouse Andy and Penny (Harlan) Willard; and numerous beloved nieces and nephews. We are confident that. Funeral services are 10:00 A M Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at First Baptist Church in Des Arc with burial in Augusta Memorial Park in Augusta, Arkansas. Dr. Melvin York officiating. Pallbearers are Tommy Winberry, Shawn Winberry, Jodie Roberts, Member 2017
Deborah Hollis Phillip Clark, Drew Willard, Trey Beal. www.garthfuneralhome.c om.
Raymond Smith Raymond Smith, 65, died Jan. 11, 2017. Survivors: wife, Debbie Smith; sons, Matthew Smith, Ronnie Smith, Kenneth Dunlap, Curtis Dunlap, Dustin Lane; brother, Sonny Smith; sisters, Linda Conrad, Sandra Tarter, Sarah Hayes; six Grandchildren, two Great-Grandchildren. Services will be 3 p.m. Saturday Jan. 21, 2017 Brown Funeral Home.
Billy Don Nail Billy Don Nail, 78, died Friday. Survivors: Wife, Elizabeth; daughter, Kathy Robertson; five brothers, three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren. Visitation 1-3 p.m., Sunday, Cotton Plant First Baptist Church. Funeral 3 p.m. Burial Cotton Plant Cemetery by Fowler Funeral Home, Brinkley.
Flora Bogy Flora Bogy, 93, widow of Charles Bogy, passed away peacefully Tuesday. Flora is survived by daughter Charlene Bogy Outlaw of Americus, Ga., three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and two step-greatgrandchildren. Visitation is Tuesday from 1-2 p.m. at Turpin Funeral Home with services following at 2:30 p.m. at Lone Tree Cemetery. www.turpinco.com.
Tommy McCallie Tommy McCallie, of Carlisle, Arkansas, went to be with His Lord on the afternoon of January
11, 2017 after a long battle with lung cancer. Tommy is preceded in death by his parents, William Thomas (Bill) and Lucille Kelly McCallie, and his youngest brother Tim. He is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Miriam Buffalo McCallie, three children, Sherri Byrum (Jerry) of Little Rock, Pam White (Walt) of Beebe and Willy McCallie (Erica) of Carlisle, Survivors include two brothers, Bob McCallie(Myra Sue), Billy McCallie (Caroline), and sister-in-law Patricia McCallie. Tommy left a legacy of nine grandchildren, Julie Byrum Stone (Joel), Kathryn Byrum Benson (Chad), Daniel Byrum (Countney), Luke Byrum, Zac White, Jacob White (Jamie), Sarah White (TJ French), Maria McCallie and Thomas McCallie IV. Tommy and Miriam both devoted followers of Jesus Christ, served two years as Baptist missionaries and pastor of Ten Sleep Baptist Church in Ten Sleep, Wyoming. He also served as a pastor of
Hazen Cemetery Donations Hazen Cemetery Donations: In Memory of: Loved Ones By:Ruby Harper In Memory of: Archie and Bruce Prine By: Dwight & Rita Isbell Tommy McCallie Trinity Chapel Baptist Church north of Carlisle. Tommy made his living as a farmer and rancher in his younger years and then as a master builder with numerous projects in and around Carlisle and central Arkansas. Trinity Chapel Baptist Church was one of many projects he and his son Willy built. Tommy was a great servant and will be sorely missed. Family visitation was held 9:00 am Saturday January 14, 2017 at Trinity Chapel Baptist Church with funeral services following at 11:00am. Burial was in the Arrangements were by Westbrook Funeral Home of Hazen.
Legal Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF PRAIRIE COUNTY, ARKANSAS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF MARGARET SUE ROGERS, DECEASED NO. 59SPR-16-25 Last know address of decedent: Margaret Sue Rogers Date of Death- October 10, 2015 An instrument dated 27th day of January, 2004, was on the 9th day of January, 2017, admitted to probate as the Last Will and Testament of the above-named decent, and the undersigned has been appointed Executor thereunder. A contest of the probate of the will can be effected only by filing a Petition with in the time provided by law. All persons having claims against the estate
must exhibit them, duly verified, to the undersigned within six (6) months from the date of the first publication of this Notice, or they shall be forever barred and precluded from any benefit in the estate. Provided, that claims for injury or death caused by the negligence of the decedent shall be filed within six (6) months from the date of the first publication of this Notice, or they shall be forever barred and precluded from any benefit in such estate. This notice first published on the 18th day of January,2017. Terry Rogers 206 Mimosa Bald Knob, AR. 72010 Robert Hudgins Attorney for the Estate 407 West Race Searcy, Arkansas 72143
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AN ORDINANCE TO PROVIDE FOR THE ADOPTION OF A BUDGET AMENDMENT TO THE 2016 FISCAL BUDGET AS ADOPTED BY CITY ORDINANCE 2016-02 WHEREAS, current law of the State of Arkansas does not allow a city to spend more money in any department than is provided by that cityâ€™s budget and; WHEREAS, the City of DeValls Bluff had unforeseen expeditures. NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF DEVALLS BLUFF, ARKANSAS: SECTION 1: The revenues and expenditures of the government and its activities for the fiscal year, beginning January 1, 2016 and ending December 31, 2016, in the General Fund are hereby amended as follows: (a). Revenues are amended from $288,690.00 to $321,787.52. (b). Expenditures are amended from $292,744.32 to $295,114.50. SECTION 2: The revenues and expenditures of the government and its activities for the fiscal year, beginning January 1, 2016 and ending December 31, 2016, in the Fire Department Expense & Equipment Fund are hereby amended as follows: (a). Revenues are amended from $47,830.00 to $74,972.58. (b). Expenditures are amended from $62,042.00 to $67.053.51. SECTION 3: The revenues and expenditures of the government and its activities for the fiscal year, beginning January 1, 2016 and ending December 31, 2016, in the Police Act 988 Fund are hereby amended as follows: (a). Revenues are amended from $2,500.00 to $3,999.00 (b). Expenditures are amended from $4,080.00 to $5,270.37. SECTION 4: All ordinances and parts thereof in conflict herewith are hereby repealed to the extent of such conflict. PASSED AND APPROVED, this 12th day of January, 2017. ___________________________________ Kenny Anderson, Mayor Attest:____________________________________ Thelma Gray, Recorder/Treasurer
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DEVALLS BLUFF CITY ORDINANCE #2017-01 AN ORDINANCE TO PROVIDE FOR THE ADOPTION OF A BUDGET AMENDMENT TO THE 2016 FISCAL BUDGET AS ADOPTED BY CITY ORDINANCE 201602 WHEREAS, current law of the State of Arkansas does not allow a city to spend more money in any department than is provided by that cityâ€™s budget and; WHEREAS, the City of DeValls Bluff had unforeseen expeditures. NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF DEVALLS BLUFF, ARKANSAS: SECTION 1: The revenues and expenditures of the government and its activities for the fiscal year, beginning January 1, 2016 and ending December 31, 2016, in the General Fund are hereby amended as follows: (a). Revenues are amended from $288,690.00 to $321,787.52. (b). Expenditures are amended from $292,744.32 to $295,114.50. SECTION 2: The revenues and expenditures of the government and its activities for the fiscal year, beginning January 1, 2016 and ending December 31, 2016, in the Fire Department Expense & Equipment Fund are hereby amended as follows: (a). Revenues are amended from $47,830.00 to $74,972.58. (b). Expenditures are amended from $62,042.00 to $67.053.51. SECTION 3: The revenues and expenditures of the government and its activities for the fiscal year, beginning January 1, 2016 and ending December 31, 2016, in the Police Act 988 Fund are hereby amended as follows: (a). Revenues are amended from $2,500.00 to $3,999.00 (b). Expenditures are amended from $4,080.00 to $5,270.37. SECTION 4: All ordinances and parts thereof in conflict herewith are hereby repealed to the extent of such conflict. PASSED AND APPROVED, this 12th day of January, 2017. __________________________________ Kenny Anderson, Mayor Attest:_____________________________ Thelma Gray, Recorder/Treasurer
Hazen School Menu JANUARY 23 - 27, 2017
Elementary students do not have the sandwich line option. **Menus are subject to change without notice** Hot Line Sandwich Line Breakfast MONDAY Spaghetti & Meat Sauce Tossed Salad/Ranch Corn Italian Bread Sticks Pineapple Milk TUESDAY Soft Taco Mexican Rice Pinto Beans Lettuce/Tom./Cheese Peach Cobbler Milk WEDNESDAY Chili Macaroni & Cheese Corn Sliced Cucumbers/Ranch Watermelon Cornbread Milk THURSDAY Scrambled Eggs Sausage/Biscuit/Jelly Hashbrown Gravy Strawberries & Bananas Milk FRIDAY Taco Soup Crackers Cornbread Carrot/Broccoli/Ran Apple Wedges Milk
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Grand Prairie Quilt Society holds monthly meeting The Grand Prairie Quilt Society met January 11 for their Sit 'n Sew at the Stuttgart Public Library with 8 members present. Glenda opened the meeting with the thought for the day...."Oh, the weather outside is frightful, and the fire is so delightful, but since we've no place to go, Let us Sew, Let us Sew, Let us Sew! Happy Birthday greetings were extended to Betty, Happy Birthday, Betty! Ann announced that 2017 dues can be paid now. Members also voted to make a donation to the library this year. The Country Quilt Camp III at the Cross Heirs
Retreat Center on June 14, 2017 report shows 10 members have registered. The two night option is 154.71 with 5 meals, the three night option is 192.71 with 5 meals. Call Marsha at 870-673-1430 to register or for more information. In response to Glenda's January challenge, members responded with several interesting crazy quilt blocks. Everyone oohed and awed at the intricate details on each one. Since there will be a scheduling conflict at the library for the April 12 meeting, members will meet at the First
Some of the pillowcases for Arkansas Childrens Hospital finished at Sit 'n Sew.
Grand Prairie Quilt Society member, Marsha, and her Pinwheel quilt for Miranda. Christian Church fellowship hall for that month. January 12, Rag-Rug workshop at the Lower White River Museum State Park, at Des Arc, call Monica at 870-2563711 to register. Members were reminded of the Stitching Circle on January 28 at the Plantation Museum at Scott from 11:00 - 3:00. Miss Mary Harrison will show us how to make a braided ribbon lanyard. Materials needed: 8-10 yards of 1/4" satin ribbon (not grosgrain). No registration necessary...also bring your own projects to work on. Show and Share:
Marsha showed Miranda's finished Pinwheel quilt. Glenda had a few more of her "house" blocks. Her "jailhouse" block and "wash house" block were admired by all. After the business meeting, everyone got down to the business of sewing pillowcases for Arkansas Childrens Hospital. At lunchtime, everyone was glad to see Michele and much visiting ensued. After lunch, sewing machines whirred again as members finished three dozen pillowcases. The next meeting is February 8 at the Stuttgart Public Library.
Business startup bootcamp to be held at ASU Jonesboro JONESBORO— Arkansas State University’s Small Business and Technology Development Center (ASBTDC) has established a one-day boot camp-style seminar called “Start-Up In A Day” to assist entrepreneurs in planning and operating a business. The day-long workshop will be held at the Delta Center for Economic Development, 319 University Loop Circle, Thursday, Jan. 26, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The seminar is $35 and pre-registra-
DIY Bath Bombs Sometimes the best way to end a day is with a warm bath, complimented with a bath bomb of course! Unfortunately, buying bath bombs frequently can really add up over time. Save money with these incredible DIY bath bombs, that you can customize based on your favorite smells. All you’ll have to do is relax! What You Need -1 Cup baking soda -1/2 cup citric acid -1/2 cup. Epsom salts -1 tsp. water -2 tsp essential oils -3 tsp. olive oil -food coloring -bowl, whisk, jar -bath bomb mold Directions 1.) Place all of the dry ingredients in a bowl, and mix them evenly with the whisk. 2. )In a separate container, mix all of the liquid ingredients together (such as the oils, food coloring, etc.) 3.) Slowly mix the liquid ingredients with the dry ingredients, spoonfuls at a time. 4.) After it is well mixed, you can tightly pack the mixture into a bath bomb mold (or halved tennis ball). Work quickly to keep it from drying out.
tion is required. To register by phone, call (870) 972-3517 or visit asbtdc.org/training/jonesboro-events to register online. Starting a business requires planning and commitment. Small business entrepreneurs need to know the laws, requirements, best practices and available resources for operating a business. This camp will assist navigation through the start-up steps, legal structures, licensing requirements and insurance
options needed to launch a business. The seminar will begin with experts walking participants through the foundations of a business, including the business plan, market research and financing options. Field professionals will cover licensing, legal business structures and small business insurance. First-time small business owners can take advantage of the opportunity to seek advice and ask questions of local experts. Reasonable accommodations for persons with dis-
abilities and individuals with limited English proficiency (LEP) will be made available upon request. Contact Kelli Listenbee at klee@AState.edu. The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center (ASBTDC) at Arkansas State is a partnership of the U.S. Small Business Administration, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock College of Business and Arkansas State University College of Business. The ASBTDC assists start-ups, existing businesses and technology businesses. Core services include free consulting and market research plus low to no-cost training. Learn more at astatesbtdc.com.
Pack your trunk for winter safety by Kip Diggs The first real taste of winter weather is here. With snow and ice in the forecast, now is the time to make sure you have what you need in your car in case you find yourself stuck on the road. State Farm® wants you to be prepared with a Trunk Transformation. Doing so is easy and could prove to be quite beneficial in the event of an emergency. Take the time to get the junk out of your vehicle trunk and load in these important items: • Hazard triangle (with reflectors) or road flares • First aid kit • Jumper cables or small battery charger • Windshield scraper and brush • Spare tire (make sure jack and lug wrench are in vehicle) • Tow strap • Blankets and extra warm clothing • Cell phone and charger • Road salt or cat litter
to help with tire traction • Brightly colored flag or "Help" sign • Flashlight (with working batteries), matches or lighter • Tarp for sitting or kneeling in the snow for exterior work like a tire change • Small tool kit or multi-tool • Duct tape - for temporary fixes • High-calorie, non-perishable food • Water • Crucial medications Store emergency items in a closed bag or container, making them easy to find when needed, and preventing them from being projectiles in the event of a crash, especially in open cargo vehicles. If you travel with an emergency kit, inventory your items to be sure everything is still working well, such as flashlight batteries. Check whether any food or medications may have expired.
Local students named to Harding Univ. Dean’s List More than 1,400 students were included on the Harding University dean's list for grades achieved during the fall 2016 semester. The following students from our area were listed: Alecia Farmer, accounting and finance major from Biscoe Mary Mills, elementary education major from Biscoe Mallory Reynolds, nursing major from Hazen Rachel Ladner, middle level math and science education major from De Valls Bluff The dean's list is published each semester by Dr. Marty Spears, University provost, honoring those who have achieved high scholarship. To be eligible, a stu-
dent must be carrying 12 or more hours with a 3.65 or higher grade-point average and no incompletes. Harding University is a private Christian university located in Searcy, Arkansas. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, it is the largest private university in the state. Harding's student body is made up of students representing 50 states and 54 nations and territories. The University offers more than 100 undergraduate majors, graduate and professional degrees at the master's, specialist and doctoral level as well as numerous international study offerings including locations in Australia, Chile, England, France, Greece, Italy and Zambia. For more information, visit www.harding.edu.
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State Capitol Week in Review From Senator Jonathan Dismang The Arkansas legislature convened the 2017 regular session with tax cuts, Medicaid and medical marijuana are at the top of its agenda. Also, legislators will consider a package of bills that would change the state’s child welfare system and how neglected children are placed in foster care. Two types of tax cuts have been proposed. The governor wants to lower individual income taxes for lower income families. Wage earners whose income is less than $4,300 a year would pay no state income taxes at all. They currently pay a rate of 0.9 percent. Taxpayers with incomes between $4,300 and $8,399 would pay state income taxes of 2 percent, down from the current 2.4 percent. The next bracket would affect people earning less than $12,600 but more than $8,400. Their rate would go down from 3.4 percent to 3 percent. People making between $12,600 and $21,000 a year would pay state income tax at a rate of
3.4 percent, down from the current 4.4 percent. In all, the cut would save Arkansas taxpayers about $50.5 million a year when they take full effect. State tax officials estimate that the cuts would benefit 657,000 Arkansas taxpayers, about 44 percent of the 1.5 million people in the state who pay income taxes. About 120,000 people would be completely exempt from paying income taxes because they earn less than $4,300 a year. Middle class taxpayers would receive smaller reductions. Several lawmakers had pushed for a broader income tax cut that would benefit all taxpayers, not just those in the lower brackets. They rallied behind the governor’s plan when he proposed the creation of a tax force to work on a comprehensive overhaul of the state’s income tax system in the future. Another tax cut is being proposed for military veterans. It would exempt from all state income
taxes their retirement income and save veterans who live in Arkansas about $13 million a year. Current law exempts the first $6,000 of veterans’ retirement benefits. Last November Arkansas voters approved a constitutional amendment to legalize medical marijuana. Setting up a system of growing and dispensing it will take time. The House Rules Committee endorsed HB 1026 to postpone by 60 days the series of deadlines in the amendment. The bill gives the Health Department and the newly created Medical Marijuana Commission more time to adopt regulations. The legislature will write a budget for the largest state agency, the Human Services Department, which will include funding of the Medicaid program. Medicaid pays for medical services for low-income families, people with disabilities and people in long term care facilities. Throughout the country,
the growing costs o f Medicaid h a v e strained state budgets. Adopting a budget for Medicaid and DHS will have a ripple effect on the budgets of smaller agencies in state government. The legislature will consider a package of bills affecting another division within the Human Services Department, the child welfare and foster care system. At least seven bills have been introduced and more are expected. Also, lawmakers will consider proposals to create three detention centers that specialize in stabilizing inmates going through a mental health crisis. Along the same lines, legislators will consider proposals to enhance training of law officers to better equip them to handle people who get arrested while suffering from a mental health crisis.
UAPB rural life conference Mar. 3 by Carol Sanders Pine Bluff, Ark. Mark your calendars! The 61st annual University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Rural Life Conference is scheduled for Friday, March 3, at the Pine Bluff Convention Center. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. with the opening session at 8:45 a.m. The conference theme is “Promoting the Vitality of Arkansas Communities.” Workshops begin at 10:15 a.m. In addition to
the workshops and exhibits by agencies, there will be posters addressing the conference theme or highlighting research-based information important to the community. Preregistration is requested of everyone even though the conference is free to farmers, the general public and retirees. The cost to professionals and agency personnel is $50 for those registered before Feb. 20. After that date and on-
site, registration is $75. Simon Alexander Haley, director of agriculture at AM&N College (now UAPB) initiated the idea of a Rural Life Conference. The first one was in 1950 and attended by 15 people. In 1955, the late Dr. Sellers J. Parker expanded the conference format and established the Rural Life Conference as an annual university program. He continued as chairman for 30 years. The conference is one of the ways the School of
Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences (SAFHS) at UAPB keeps farmers, families and community leaders abreast of the latest programs and resources available to improve the lives of families and communities. To preregister, phone or email Tamara Ford at (870) 575-8806 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Pine Bluff Convention Center is located at 1 Convention Center Plaza in Pine Bluff.
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“Red Wolf Revival” to show at ASU Jonesboro Jan. 20 JONESBORO – The Endangered Wolf Center will present "Red Wolf Revival," the award-winning short documentary by the Nestbox Collective and Susannah Smith, at Arkansas State University. Open to students, faculty and the public, the screening will be at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, in the third floor auditorium of the Reng Student Union (GPS 101 N. Caraway Road). The North Parking Facility, adjacent to the Union, will be open to the public at no charge. Following the film, there will be a panel discussion featuring Smith, an award-winning film producer, and other prominent voices in the red wolf survival movement. "Red wolves are the only large carnivore species that is solely native to the United States -- truly 'Made in the U.S.A.' They are more American than apple pie and baseball combined, yet most Americans don't realize that red wolves exist, let alone that they are on the brink of extinction,” said Virginia Busch, executive director of the Endangered Wolf Center (EWC) in St. Louis. Several faculty members in the Department of Biological Sciences and student members of the Wildlife Ecology Club at Arkansas State visited the EWC in December to follow-up on their interest in the preservation efforts. Students are especially interested in the project because AState's mascot is the "Red Wolves." In addition to saving red wolves from extinction, the EWC would like to "bring them back to the wilds of Missouri and Arkansas in the near future," said Regina Mossotti, director of animal care and conservation. In addition to Smith and Mossotti, panelists include Ashley Rearden, red wolf species survival plan education advisor, and Pete Benjamin, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologist and red wolf recovery program supervisor. Biological sciences faculty are already making plans to incorporate some aspects of red wolf preservation in classes such as "Conservation Biology" and "Biology of Animals," according to Dr. Tom Risch, department chair and professor of animal ecology. "This is a fantastic opportunity for our students majoring in
wildlife, fisheries, and conservation to partner with an established and renowned conservation organization in the Endangered Wolf Center," he said. "Our students are excited to be part of this partnership as it develops and moves forward." The film "Red Wolf Revival" has received several awards, including “best conservation film” and “best short film” at the International Wildlife Film Festival and “best documentary” at the Progeny Film Festival. The short documentary details the struggles facing the last remaining wild population of the American red wolf. Once native to Missouri and the entire Southeastern United States, red wolves are now on the brink of extinction, with fewer than 50 left in the wild. The film is centered on the historic recovery effort in Eastern North Carolina, and documents the multifaceted struggle to reintroduce one of the rarest animals on earth in the face of cultural, economic and biological challenges in North Carolina. The film director sat down with landowners, writers, scientists, nature centers and concerned citizens to examine the cultural landscape in the region, how the story became urgent, and explore the implications of the changes to come. Interested individuals may view a preview of the film online. For more information on the film, the film trailer, and upcoming events, one may visit redwolfrevival.org. Endangered Wolf Center The Endangered Wolf Center in St. Louis, Mo., is the premier wolf conservation, education, reproduction, and research center in the United States. Its mission to preserve and protect Mexican wolves, red wolves and other wild canid species, with purpose and passion, through carefully managed breeding, reintroduction and inspiring education programs. The Center was founded in 1971 by Marlin Perkins and his wife, Carol. Perkins is best known as the longtime host of television’s “Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom.” The Endangered Wolf Center is an Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) certified facility and is a 501(C)3 non-profit.
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Prairie County Sheriff’s Department Report
Town of Biscoe
1/1/2016 through 12/31/2016
Annual Financial Statement Revenue & Expenditures General Fund Revenue & Expenditures Revenue Franchise Fees 11,551.61 State Turnback 4,735.41 Sales Tax Revenue 34,911.96 Other Revenue 30,960.44 Revenue $82,159.42 Gross Profit $82,159.42 Expenses Payroll & Benefit Expense 56,713.81 Supplies 50.94 Repairs & Maintenance 865.03 Utilities 5,119.76 Insurance Expense 270.00 Other Expense 20,063.04 Expense $83,082.58 Revenue Less Expenditures ($923.16) Net Change in Fund Balance ($923.16) Fund Balance Beginning Fund Balance $10,567.16 Net Change in Fund Balance ($923.16) Ending Fund Balance $9,644.00
Biscoe Fire Department Revenue & Expenditures Revenue Sales Tax Revenue 8,199.00 Other Revenue 16,131.65 Revenue $24,330.65 Gross Profit $24,330.65 Expenses Payroll & Benefit Expense 6,304.35 Repairs & Maintenance 4,277.80 Utilities 1,694.97 Insurance Expense 2,145.00 Other Expense 6,422.68 Expenses $20,844.80 Revenue Less Expenditures $3,485.85 Net Change in Fund Balance $3,485.85 Fund Balance Beginning Fund Balance 20,958.31 Net Change in Fund Balance $3,485.85 Ending Fund Balance 24,444.16
Biscoe Water Fund Revenue & Expenditures Revenue Sales Tax Revenue 6,484.28 Water Revenue 63,330.92 Other Revenue 2,369.60 Sanitation Revenue 25,355.96 Sewer Revenue 52,756.39 Revenue $150.297.15 Gross Profit $150,297.15 Expenses Payroll & Benefit Expense 50,136.38 Supplies 655.98 Repairs & Maintenance
Utilities 10,436.00 Insurance Expense 425.00 Other Expense 74,529.76 Expenses 147,913.29 Revenue Less Expenditures $2383.86 Net Change in Fund Balance $2,383.86 Fund Balance Beginning Fund Balance $96,351.90 Net Change in Fund Balance 2,383.86 Ending Fund Balance 98,735.76
Criminal Justice Fund
Revenue & Expenditures Revenue & Expenses Other Revenue Revenue $1,123.13 Gross Profit $1,123.13 Expenses $3,800.00 Revenue Less Expenditures $(2,676.87) Net Change in Fund Balance $(2,676.87 Fund Balance Beginning Fund Balance 3,384.52 Net Change in Fund Balance (2,676.87) Ending Fund Balance 707.65
Biscoe Street Fund
Revenue & Expenditures Revenue State Turnback 23,979.13 Other Revenue 3,020.23 Revenue $26,999.36 Gross Profit $26,999.36 Expenses Payroll & Benefit Expense 16,878.65 Supplies 394.20 Repairs & Maintenance 2,939.39 Utilities 5,084.26 Insurance Expense 639.00 Other Expense 637.91 Total Expense $26,573.41 Revenue Less Expenditures $(425.95) Net Change in Fund Balance $425.95 Fund Balance Beginning Fund Balance 4,218.12 Net Change in Fund Balance 425.95 Ending Fund Balance 4,644.07
City of Biscoe Water and Sewer Departments Bonded Indebtedness 2016 Type of Debt Amount Last payment due Sewer Payment Balance $111,611.36 Other Date Free of Debt 2034
Date 2034 2016 Total
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On January 3, 2017 a Prairie County Deputy had a trafffic on a suspicious vehicle parked in an unusual area in Hickory Plains. The deputy stopped the suspicious vehicle and discovered the vehicle did not have any insurance and the driver (Cory Garcia) was deiving on a suspended drivers license. The driver gave the deputy permission to search the vehicle. The search resulted in the discovery of approximately a half pound of methamphetamine in the trunk area of the vehicle. The deputy then arrested Cory Garcia and impounded his 2008 yelloe Corvette. Cory Garcia was then charged with Possession with Intent to Deliver ( greater than 200 grams Methamphetamine), his bond was set at $75,000. On January 2, 2017 a motorist driving by 12271 Hwy 38 west of Hickory Plains observed the residense on fire and called the police. Several of the local fire departments responded to the fire call
AEDD to meet There will be an Arkansas Enterprise for the Developmentally Disabled (AEDD) meeting on the 26th on January at the DeValls Bluff Community Center. The meeting will be for anyone with a disability or for for anyone who knows someone with a disability. Check with the mayor’s office for the time.
Alderman needed There is an empty alderman position on the DeValls Bluff City Council. Anyone in Zone 2 is eligible to apply for the position. To apply you must submit a letter to the DeValls Bluff City Hall before the next City Council meeting.
The fireman located the property owner (Paula Price) in the residence. Paula Price stated that she started the fire inside of the sesidence. Paula Price was arrested and charged with arson. Paula Price bonded out of the Prairie County Jail. On January 8 2017, the Prairie County Sheriff’s Department, responded to an unattended death call south of Ulm. A lical resident observed a white male laying in the woods. The Prairie Count Sheriff’s Department and the Arkansas State Police, responded to the incident location to conduct an investigation. The victims idenity is known, butt is not being released at this time. The body was sent to the Arkansas Crime Lab for further analysis. On January 7 2017, the Prairie County Jail had a pipe and burst causing the water to be shut off at the jail. While in the process of fixing the frozen pipe the main line from the city burst and
had to be repaired. The sudden reduction in water pressure caused the intenal fire alarms to sound for an extended time. The Des Arc Fire Department responded to the Prairie County Jail and shut down the alarms. The Des Arc Water Department repaired the broken water main. The building suffered on minor damage from the burst water pipe. Several Prairie County Employee’s are receiving training this week in Sex Offenders and the operation and testing of the Intoximeter Breathalizer machine. New handicap parking was created for visitors close to the front door of the jail. A new No Smoking Policy has been enacted inside of the Sheriff’s Department buildings, in the county vehicles, or on any county property surrounding the sheriff’s. Sheriff’s Department employee’s have been given new uniforms.
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Hazen Basketball Scores Hazen vs Carlisle
Hazen vs England
Senior Boys Final: Hazen 24/66 England
Final: Hazen 38/63 Carlisle
Final: Hazen 31/51 Carlisle
Final: Hazen 37/52 England
Final: Hazen 17/27 Carlisle
Final: Hazen 27/57 England