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ALCO COLORING CONTEST WINNER
ALCO Hosted a coloring contest for children up to age 10. The winner was Harley Edwards.
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DEWITT TRANSFER STATION CLOSED The DeWitt Transfer Station will be closed January 24, 2012. Solid Waste training.
BIRTHDAY PARTY FOR EUNICE MERRITT There will be a birthday party for Eunice Merritt, Saturday, the 12th from 2p.m. to 4p.m. at Mike and Diana Merritt’s 815 Bill Street. Everyone’s invited. No gifts please.
DeWitt has been on the receiving end of a recent business boom. New businesses are opening while others are expanding. The people of DeWitt are still chattering about the recent opening of the new restaurant Kelly’s on the Square, and just around the corner, Funcessories Too boasts its new sign to go along with their expansion. Pierce & Company recently opened their new branch in town, an expansion from the one in Stuttgart. Everyone is looking forward to the opening of the new building expansion for Carter’s Building Supply, as well as the new larger building for Dollar General. Along with the expansions in DeWitt, St. Charles’ White Ink has four new gas pumps and Gillett’s Flash Market is reopening. It already looks like 2013 will be a prosperous year for DeWitt and the surrounding areas.
Best of DeWitt- Educator of the Year Jeanne McCullars, Phillips Community College
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Jeanne McCullars, the PN Nursing Coordinator/ Instructor at PCCUA has been with the De Witt campus of PCCUA since 2000. Before she came to PCCUA she was a RN in Little Rock where she helped deliver babies and she also worked at Crestpark in DeWitt. “We were thrilled when she came.” Carolyn Turner, DeWitt Campus Vice Chancellor at PCCUA states. When she came to PCCUA, the PN program was in a transition. Under her leadership, along with Al-
lied Health Dean, Amy Hudson and with the help of Shannon McKewen and Renee Moss, the practical nursing program has been transformed. The curriculum has been updated, a Boot Camp for nursing students is held as they enter the three semester programs, instructors tutor students after class and a simulation lab has been added with a computerized patient who can have a baby, a heart attack, etc. The program completion rates and the pass rates with the State Board of Nursing are amazing. Jeanne is very organized. She also coordinates the PN
program in Helena. There are currently 12 to 15 PN students at the DeWitt campus and a few more than that at the Helena campus. She is very committed to the students and wants every student to be successful. Along with the PN program, Jeanne participates in the annual career fair. “She always has neat, hands on activities that captures the students attentions.” Carolyn Turner informs. She also participates in the Dumas recruits. Jeanne’s most recent project includes a display that has the history of Ricebelt and PCCUA PN programs that she presented to the
McCULLARS state board of nursing. It is currently on display in Little Rock. A UCA graduate, Jeanne is originally from DeWitt where she graduated from DeWitt High School.
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LOCAL NEWS RKANSAS COUNTY
CALENDAR OF EVENTS The Arkansas County Community Calendar is a compilation of events coming up in Arkansas County in the near future. Persons wishing to publicize an event in the calendar â€” the listing is free â€” should send or bring the event to the DeWitt Era-Enterprise office (no calendar events will be taken over the phone). The staff of the DeWitt Era-Enterprise will attempt to make the calendar as comprehensive as possible each week depending on space available. Coming up: January 10 â€“ 4-H Teen Leaders Meeting, 3:30 pm at Extension Office, DeWitt. January 14 â€“ 4-H Cloverbuds Recordbook Workshop, 3:30 p.m. at Extension Office, DeWitt. January 16 â€“ Spirit of
â€™76 4-H Club Meeting, 3:30 p.m. at Extension Office, DeWitt January 16 â€“ Corn Production Meeting, 8:00 a.m. at Rice Research & Extension Center. January 17 â€“ Soybean Production Meeting, 8:00 a.m. at Pine Bluff Regional Park, Waterfront Building. January 22 â€“ 4-H Record Books due to Extension Office. January 28 â€“ 4-H Share the Fun and Â Fashion Revue Activity, 6:00 p.m. at Faith Baptist Church Gym February 4 â€“ 4-H Officers and Leaders Meeting, 5:00 p.m. at Extension Office, DeWitt February 7 â€“ Rice Production Meeting, 8:00 a.m. at Rice Research & Extension Center. Government â€˘Arkansas County
Quorum Court meets the second Tuesday of each month at 9:30 a.m. in the courthouse. â€˘ Crocketts Bluff Volunteer Fire Department meets the third Monday of February, May, August and November at 7 p.m. at the fire station. You do not have to be a board member to attend. â€˘ DeWitt Airport Commission meets the second Thurday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at DeWitt City Hall. â€˘ DeWitt/Arkansas County Housing Authority Board of Commissioners meets the third Monday of each month at 10 a.m. â€˘ DeWitt City Council meets the second Monday of each month at 6 p.m. â€˘ DeWitt Municipal Waterworks meets the second Monday of each
month at 3 p.m. at the water office. â€˘ DeWitt School Board meets the second Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the district office. â€˘ Gillett City Council meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. (November-March) or 7 :30 p.m. (April-October). â€˘ St. Charles City Council meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the St. Charles Museum. â€˘ St. Charles Zoning Commission meets at 7 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at the St. Charles Fire Department. â€˘ The St. Charles Volunteer Fire Department meets the first Monday of every month at 7 p.m. at the fire station at 610 Broadway. â€˘ The St. Charles Fire Department Auxiliary meets the second Monday of every month at 7 p.m. at the fire station at 610 Broadway. Club Meetings â€˘ American Legion and Auxiliary meets the first Thursday of each month at Camp Doughboy at 7 p.m. â€˘ Arkansas County Diabetic Support Group meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. in the Arkansas County Bank Community Room.
â€˘ Caring and Sharing Food Pantry is open the second and fourth Tuesday and Thursday of each month from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Court Square in DeWitt. â€˘ Delta Medicine Assist Program will be open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at Baptist Medical Health Clinic in Stuttgart. â€˘ DeWitt Alcoholics Anonymous meets every Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the DeWitt City Hall courtroom. Use the east door. â€˘ DeWitt Athletic Booster Club meets the first Monday of each month in the DeWitt High School library at 5:30 p.m. â€˘ DeWitt Band Parents Association meets the third Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. in the DeWitt High School band room. â€˘ DeWitt Chamber of Commerce meets the third Thursday of each month at noon at a location to be announced. â€˘ The DeWitt Community Book Club meets the second Monday of each month at PCCUA DeWitt campus at 5:30 p.m. Anyone who is interested in reading a variety of fiction and nonfiction and discussing books with other readers is welcome to attend. For the current monthâ€™s selection, call Christina Verderosa at 509-0301. â€˘ DeWitt Hospital Auxiliary meets the second Tuesday of each
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month at noon at PCCDeWitt. â€˘ DeWitt Lions Club meets every Tuesday at noon at The Catfish Shack. â€˘ DeWitt Rotary Club meets every Wednesday at noon at The Catfish Shack. â€˘ 40 et 8 meets the first Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. at Doughboy. â€˘ The Gillett Civic Group meets the second Thursday of each month in the community room at the Planters and Merchants Bank. â€˘ Grand Prairie Charitable Christian Medical Clinic is held the second Tuesday of each month, 6 p.m., at 115 N. Adams in DeWitt. â€˘ The Grand Prairie Historical Society meets the third Thursday in Jan., April, July and October. â€˘ The Grand Prairie Quilt Society meets the second Wednesday of each month at 9:30 a.m. at the Stuttgart Public Library. â€˘ The Grand Prairie Ruritan Club meets the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at The Willows Restaurant. â€˘ Kingdom Outreach Womenâ€™s Group meets every Thursday at 6 p.m. in the Changing Lives Ministries building at the corner of Madison and Gibson streets. â€˘ Masonic Lodge #157 meets the first and third Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. â€˘ Prairie Angels 4-H Club meets the fourth Monday of each month at 3:45 p.m. at Faith Baptist Church. â€˘ TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets each Thursday at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Gillett. Weigh-in starts at 5:30 p.m.; meetings at 6 p.m. â€˘ Weight Watchers meets every Monday at New Life Fellowship. Weigh-ins begin at 5 p.m.
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Arkansas County Swear Ins
January 1, 2013 the Arkansas County held the Swearing In Ceremony for the elected officials at the courthouse. The swear ins included, Sonny Cox as the County Judge, Park Eldridge as the District Court judge, Melissa Wood as the new County Clerk, Sarah Merchant as the Circuit Clerk, Regina Mannis as the County Assessor, Cooper Essex as the Coroner, Sarah Essex as the Deputy Coroner, Bill Paxton, Jimmy Shelton, Jimmy Maness, and Charles Burries as the Constables, M C Bennett as the Almyra Mayor, Jimmy Moss and Charles Rodgers as the Almyra Aldermen, Ada Clark, Vivian Meins, and James Vernor as the DeWitt Aldermen, Tim Criswell as the Justic of the Peace, and Michelle Martin, Robert Newkirk, Mickey Johnson, Kevin Poston, and Ryan Long as the St. Charles Aldermen.
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Groundskeeper for the 2013 year. Please send resumes to Oak Hills Country Club P.O. Box 574 No phone calls please.
Berry “Pre-Coon Supper Reception” to Continue as Scholarship Fundraiser Bi-partisan Event to Honor Congressman Berry, Public Service Mitch Berry, son of former Congressman Marion Berry, announced today that the “Pre-Coon Supper Reception” will again be held before the annual Gillett Coon Supper. Beginning this year, the event will serve as a fundraiser to provide an endowed scholarship to a student at Arkansas State University (ASU). “Last year we decided at the last minute to continue the tradition, and we were really amazed at the turnout,” said the
younger Berry. “Democrats continued to show up, and a lot of Republicans came to see what coon really tasted like.” “As you know, Dad was not able to attend last year due to his health, so I think the Republicans felt safe showing up. “I hope people of all political stripes will show up for the reception again this year to support this bi-partisan cause, and then go to the Coon Supper to support the community of Gillett.” The Marion and
Carolyn Berry Scholarship will be awarded to a qualifying ASU student who shows an interest in public policy and public service. A primary focus of the scholarship will be to encourage the next generation of leaders to participate in public service through internships with a member of the Arkansas congressional delegation. The Gillett Coon Supper is hosted by the Gillett Farmers and Businessman’s Club and has long been a required stop
on the Arkansas political circuit. President Bill Clinton attended the event every year he served as governor. Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe claims his political career started at the “Pre-Coon Supper Reception” at the Berry house when he first ran for the State Senate in 1982. The reception will start at 3:30 that afternoon at the Berry farm shop. Tickets will be $30 each. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available. The Coon Supper begins at the Gillett Auditorium at 6:30 p.m.
UAM Admissions Staff To Host Live Online Discussion January 15, 22 & 30 Admissions staff at the University of Arkansas at Monticello will host live online discussions with prospective students and their parents from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. January 15, 22 and 30.
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NEW and RENEWAL, Concealed Handgun Class, this Saturday, Jan. 12th at PC College in the community room in DeWitt. New students, W/O a permit, start at 9:00 a.m. The Renewal Class will start at 1:00 p.m. New Students cost is $90 and Renewal Cost is $40.00. For more information, contact Jimmy Black 870-509-2318. ASP# 11-697
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One year ago. 365 days. Thatâ€™s when this â€œJourney Through Grief â€? began after coming home that Sunday morning and finding Margaretâ€™s lifeless body on the bathroom floor. As Iâ€™ve said numerous times since that life-changing day, nothing can prepare you for something like thatâ€”especially when it was so sudden, so unexpected since she had no history of heart problems. No amount of study on grief and death-anddying can do it; neither can having preached hundreds of funeral sermons or having stood at hundreds of gravesides. Itâ€™s just something you know (cognitively) will happen, but youâ€™re never prepared for it. Truly, as someone once said, â€œWhen it comes to dying, weâ€™re all amateurs.â€? So true, so true. That certainly was true in my case. Nothing had prepared me for the mental fog that accompanies such shock; neither was I prepared for the â€œdeep darknessâ€? that surrounds you when your worldâ€™s been turned upside down. But, thatâ€™s just a part of Grief and something that must be experienced or enduredâ€”and not something that can be escaped, though many try to do so through denial in various ways. No, during this year-long Journey Iâ€™ve tried to embrace my Grief, considering it a normal process we all go through. Even then, I wasnâ€™t prepared for othersâ€™ reactions to Margaretâ€™s passing, particularly as it related to me and particular decisions I would make. PAGE TWO In some ways, you feel like youâ€™re living in a fishbowl. It seems like everyoneâ€™s watching you. . .to see how youâ€™re doing. . .offering suggestions (and criticisms), etc., all in an attempt to be helpful. But, it didnâ€™t take long for me to realize that sometimes their words/actions, though well-intended, were downright hurtful. Really hurtful. And, whether they realized it or not, they made the Journey more painful, not less so. No doubt this was particularly amplified in my case since I was a pastor and somewhat expected to â€œhave it all together.â€? And, no amount of trying to be transparent in this process seemed to lessen such unrealistic expectations, whether it be from family or friends. Again, I knew I was under close scrutiny and it seems like even the closest of friends and relatives thought they knew how to run my life better than me. And, even though I tried to accept their gestures as graciously as I knew how, it still didnâ€™t seem
to helpâ€”which caused my already-grieving heart to be wounded even more. Thatâ€™s why Iâ€™m glad that Jesus is what someone once called â€œThe Wounded Healer.â€? Even a casual reading of Is. 53 adds credence to this conclusion and helped me to remember that Heâ€™d been treated the same way (and much worse) during His time here on earth. So, throughout the ensuing months after Margaretâ€™s Home-going I found great consolation in knowing that Grief (for whatever reason) is a part of â€œthe fellowship of Christâ€™s suffering and our being made conformable to His Deathâ€? (Phil. 3:10b). And, in reality, thatâ€™s the only way we can really â€œknow Him and the Power of His Resurrectionâ€? (v.10a). As I mentioned earlier in this Journey, the Lord was gracious to me and brought someone else into my life to walk with me as I journeyed out of â€œThe Valley of the Shadow of Death.â€? How thankful I am for this one who came alongside of me and pledged to be with me â€œuntil PAGE THREE death we do part.â€? Without a doubt, her loving presence, words of reassurance and prayers have helped bring healing to my soul, although there will always be a part of me that will grieve over Margaretâ€™s absence. Again, you donâ€™t know someone for 40 years and spend 38+ years of your life with her and not miss her when sheâ€™s suddenly no longer there. But, God is Faithful. And, His Grace is sufficient. Thatâ€™s why I can write these words on the first anniversary of Margaretâ€™s Home-going and give thanks to God from Whom all blessings flow. 2012 will definitely go down as a year of great changes in my life. Like Abraham, I realize anew what it means to â€œgo without knowing where Iâ€™m goingâ€? (Heb. 11:8); yet, Faith always knows with Whom itâ€™s going and thatâ€™s why I can face the future unafraid. Even though I donâ€™t know what the Heavenly Father has in store for Debbie and me in 2013, I know itâ€™ll be good (Jer. 29:11; Rom. 8:28). Even though I donâ€™t know where Heâ€™ll lead us, I know itâ€™ll ultimately be where He wants us to be and Heâ€™ll use us there for His Glory and othersâ€™ eternal good. Amen and amen. (NOTE: If youâ€™d like to contact Bro. Tom or receive his daily e-mail devotional, entitled â€œMorning Manna,â€? you can write him at P.O. Box 582, Coushatta, LA 71019 or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org).
â€œReligion, the Devilâ€™s Substitute for Christianityâ€? By William Wood To understand the title of this sermon we need a definition of what â€œreligionâ€? is! As our title implies, it is something he has tried to replace Godâ€™s Born Agaim Church with. Religion is to be found in people who do not have the spirit of Christ in them, which means they are not â€œconverted.â€? They are as Peter and the other disciples were before they went to the Upper Room and received the Holy Ghost. They were Religious, but did not, Ar get, have the Spirit of Christ in them. The Spirit of the Lord was â€œwith themâ€? because Jesus was with them,
but they were not Converted until the spirit came into them! And this truth continues until today. (Please read (Luke 22:32) It is this â€œconversion/â€? this supernatural changes that makes the difference between Religion and Christianity! How desperately we need this teaching in our churches! I have come to believe that we have more that are unconverted than those who are Born-Again! I have scripture that leads me to say that. If the people in the churches are not separated from the love of thing of the world, then there has been no conversion! James 4:4 â€œ----Whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.â€? A person who has been truly converted in being separated from things of the world, and the longer he lives the more sepa-
rated he becomes! But religion embraces the world, and takes it into the church! A born again person knows the difference between Christianity and religion, but one who is only religious does not understand what Christianity is! We donâ€™t say these things to condemn, but in order to bring some into more light. And so we give the following warning to some good moral religious folks. You can be put â€œunder the waterâ€? in Christian Baptism, and still not be â€œunder the blood!â€? You can be â€œin a churchâ€? every Sunday, ad still not be â€œin Christ!â€? You can be â€œin a denominationâ€? and still not be â€œin the Kingdom of God.â€? You can be educated â€œin a Bible collegeâ€? and have their papers to preach and still not be â€œconverted!â€? You can be voted â€œman
or woman: of the year in your community and still not know Jesus Christ personally! Yes, religion is a treacherous thing, and God would have us to be warned against taking it as a substitute for â€œconversion!â€? Religion is a person using his own will power to change his life by turning over a new page! It will fail to keep you on the right road. Christianity is a supernatural change that God works in a human heart, so that once you have it, it is eternal! Many have wanted Jesus as a savior, to keep them from hell, but not as Lord over their daily lives! He will be â€œALLâ€? or nothing! He waits for our decision, He longs to me ALL our needs, and we have some desperate ones! Will you take Him as Lord? The Bible says â€œHe has never turned one away that came to him.â€? Amen.
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LOCAL NEWS Arkansas post museum hosts civil war exhibit PBJCEOC LIHEAP Fought in earnest: Civil War Arkansas, a free traveling exhibit chronicling major historical events in Arkansas between 1861 and 1865, will be displayed at Arkansas Post Museum State Park on January 3 through January 28th from 8 am-5 pm Tuesday through Saturday and 1 pm-5 pm on Sunday. Fought in earnest contains fifteen free-standing banners that showcase images from the Arkansas History Commission’s holdings. Original documents, photographs, maps, drawings, paintings and artifacts illustrate the story of the
Civil War in Arkansas. These primary source materials offer a firsthand look at the lives of Confederate and Union soldiers, government officials and civilians from 1861 to 1865. “We wanted to develop several types of materials to commemorate the sesquicentennial of the Civil War in Arkansas,” stated Dr. Wendy Richter, State Historian and the History Commission’s Director. Other Civil War materials developed by the Commission for the sesquicentennial include two books, Traveled through a fine country: The Journal of Captain
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Henry Brockman, and Documenting Arkansas; The Civil War 18611865, the companion book to Fought in earnest. Online order forms for these publications are available. During its 107 year existence the State Archives has actively collected materials from this crucial era in our nation and our state. Diaries written by soldiers and citizens; letters to mothers, fathers, wives, sweethearts, brothers, and sisters; military orders, newspaper accounts, photographs, broadsides, and even party invitations recount the day-to-day lives of people caught up in the most significant event in nineteenth century America. These publications and exhibit use these primary source materials to tell the story of the Civil
War from an Arkansas perspective. The variety of items represents the breadth of the Commission’s Civil War resources, while thousands more documents are available to researchers. For more information about the exhibit at ARKANSAS POST MUSEUM, call the museum at (870) 548-2634 or email arkansaspostmuseum@ arkansas.gov. To schedule the exhibit in your institution call the Arkansas History Commission at 501.682.6900 or e-mail state.archives@arkansas. gov. This exhibit was produced in part by a grant from the Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council, funded by the Arkansas Real Estate Transfer Tax.
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Breakfast: Whole Wheat Toast with Jelly, Cereal, Fruit Juice, Low Fat White Milk Lunch: Chicken Strips, Quick Baked Potato, Carrot/Raisin Salad, Fresh Grapes, Wheat Roll, Milk
Tuesday, January 15
Breakfast: Two Whole Wheat Pancakes With syrup, Sausage Links, Fresh Fruit, Low Fat White Milk Lunch: Pepperoni Pizza, Tossed Salad, Country Blend Vegetables, Assorted Fresh Fruit , Banana Bread, Milk
Wednesday, January 16
Breakfast: Whole Wheat Biscuits, Whole Wheat Waffles with Syrup, Sausage Patty, Fresh Orange, Low Fat White Milk Lunch: Beef Taco, Refried Beans, Shredded Lettuce/ Diced,, Tomato/Salsa, Apple Wedges, W/G Oatmeal Cookie, Milk
Thursday, January 17
Breakfast: Scramble Eggs, Whole Wheat Toast, Sausage, Links, Fruit Juice, Low Fat White Milk Lunch: BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich, Baked Beans, Cole Slaw, Sliced Peaches, Milk
Friday, January 18
Breakfast: Whole Wheat Toast with Jelly, Cereal, Fresh Fruit or Fruit Juice, Low Fat White Milk Lunch: Spaghetti/Meat Sauce, Seasoned Green Beans, Tossed Salad, Pineapple Chunks, Wheat Roll, Milk
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Funds available for Regular Assistance As the cold weather arrives across the region, many will be left struggling to heat their homes. For those needing help paying the cost of heating their home, Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) may be the answer. PBJCEOC will administer LIHEAP in its five counties, which include Jefferson, Grant, Cleveland, Arkansas and Lincoln beginning January 7th. LIHEAP assists households with home energy and heating bills. All applications will be accepted on a first come, first served walk in basis. Applications will be taken beginning each day at 8am and until either 4pm or until full capacity of applications able to process that day. Offices will close for lunch between the hours of noon and one o’clock pm except Jefferson County. Applicants for LIHEAP assistance must meet income guidelines. For a household of 1, monthly countable income is $1,481. Countable income includes check stubs, child support, unemployment, housing utility assistance, SSI, SSA, TEA, VAS and retirement benefits. To apply for assistance, the household should bring a copy of the current utility bill, social security numbers, and proofof- income and date of birth for all household members. Shut off notices will not be accepted. Clients must have a working knowledge of household resources. Additional information may be required during the interview process. Failure to provide verification requested may result in delay or denial of assistance.
Checklist and No-Income verification forms are available now at your local EOC office. In Arkansas County, applications are accepted at the PBJCEOC Stuttgart Office, 425 Main St. Stuttgart, AR except on the first two days in which applications will be taken on January 7 and 8th at the Phillips Community College in Stuttgart beginning at 8 am. In Grant, Cleveland, Lincoln, and Arkansas counties call our toll free number at 1-800-2771313. In Grant County, applications are accepted at the PBJCEOC Sheridan Office, 815 E. Center. In Cleveland County, applications are accepted at the PBJCEOC Rison Office, 203 Main Street In Lincoln County, applications are accepted at the PBJCEOC Star City Office, 107 South Drew In Jefferson County, applications are accepted at the PBJCEOC Pine Bluff Office, 817 S Cherry St. PBJCEOC serves the counties of Jefferson, Grant, Cleveland, Arkansas and Cleveland. PBJCEOC is a private, non-profit organization which operates an extensive range of social programs and services targeting low income households. PBJCEOC works in conjunction with other agencies and organizations to provide assistance to low-income families and individuals within the community. The range of services provided can vary with the needs of each community. Some of the services offered consist of: Housing, Food, Employment, Medical, Home Repair and Energy Assistance.
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Obituaries Teresa “Terri” Ann Pffaffenberger Coggins, 53, of Little Rock, AR, passed away on December 23, 2012 at BMC-Health Care Center in Little Rock. She was born June 26, 1959 in DeWitt, AR. She was of Lutheran Faith. Terri was a devoted mother and Grandmother “Nemaw.” She was preceded in death by her father, George Pfaffenberger, Jr.; sister Debbie Pfaffenberger Puryear; and son, Kenneth Craig Coggins. She is survived by her mother, Marilyn Johnson Pfaffenberger of Little Rock, AR; daughter, Ashley(Kevin) Elrod, and granddaughter, Kelsie Lawhon, both of Little Rock; son Joshua Powell and grandkids Brayden an Bailey Powell, all of Austin, TX. She also had one brother, Kenny(Anita Jane) Pfaffenberger of Antioch, AR, and sister Brenda Bell of Little Rock, AR. She will be laid to rest at St. Paul’s Lutheran cemetery in Gillett, AR. Services pending. In lieu of flowers, memorials, and donations may be made in memory of Terri to the American Diabetes Association at 320 Executive Court, Suite 104, Little Rock, AR 72205 or at www.diabetes.org.
Mrs. Ella Mable Christine Raines passed away on, January 1, 2013. She was born on December 31, 1915, and she was ninety-seven years old. Ms. Ella was a daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Ms. Ella was preceded in death by her husband, Milburn Eugene Raines, her parents, Frank and Della Iona Hargrove Christine, her three brothers, Everett Christine, Joe Christine, and Chester Christine, and a great grandchild, Leanna Hudspeth. Ms. Ella is survived by three children: Margaret Davis of DeWitt, Frank Raines of Pine Mountain, Georgia, and Jo Ann Wallace of Arlington, Texas; seven grandchildren: Dr. Michael Davis of Kenner, Louisiana, Michelle Hudspeth of Union City, Tennessee, David G. Raines of Madera, California, Gina G. Raines of Madera, California, Brianna Bayles of Denton, Texas, Cole Ruffin of Arlington, Texas, and Lauren McCann of Lewisville, Texas; and four great grandchildren: Madalyn Hudspeth, Franklin Hudspeth, Jacob Hudspeth, and Andrew Davis. Ms. Ella was raised in Gillett and spent most of her adult life in DeWitt. She enjoyed watching sports on T V, especially Razorback football and basketball and the Dallas Cowboys. She also enjoyed gardening, yard work, taking care of children, and playing board games. Ms. Ella was a very determined and independent woman, until the last few years. She lived her life as she liked it. Graveside services will be held at 10:00 am, Friday, January 4th at DeWitt Cemetery by Essex Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, DeWitt.
Mattie Lee Noble Callahan 97, of Dewitt died January 1, 2013 at her home in Dewitt. Born July 19, 1915 in Casscoe, Arkansas she was the daughter of the late Robert L. Childs and Doshia Noble. She attended Church School in Casscoe, Arkansas. She accepted Christ at an early age and united with the Hopewell M.B.C. of Ethel. She later relocated to Dewitt and united with the First Missionary Baptist Church in Dewitt. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Stars. She was a homemaker and a Retired CNA from Dewitt City Nursing Home in Dewitt and a Private Sitter. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; Ed Callahan, (5) Brothers; R.E. Childs, George Childs, Kelvin Childs, Syl Childs, Homer Childs, Molten Childs and (1) Sister; Beulah Childs. She enjoyed fishing and being with her family. She is survived by (1) Daughter; Sherri Woodruff of Dewitt, Arkansas , (4) Grandchildren, (12) Great Grands, (15) Great Great Grands, (5) Great Great Great Grands, (3) Grand Children that she raised; Robin Jenkins, Debra Daniels and Monique Ticey. Funreal service will be Saturday January 12, 2013 at 1:00p.m. at the Greater St. John M.B.C. in Dewitt with Elder Bob Hobbs officiating. Burial will be in the Hope Well Cemetery in Ethel by Mc Kinzie Funeral Home of Dewitt. Visitation will be from 12- 5 at the funeral home.
Richard Joe Howe, age 70, of DeWitt died December 27, 2012. He was born December 17, 1942 in DeWitt to John Milton and Della Deliah Elder Howe. He worked 25 years as a department supervisor for the DeWitt Street Department and was saved on December 7, l973 and baptized into Victory Baptist Church in Benton. Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Martha Williams Howe; children: Renea Wyatt (Tye), Rickie Howe, Robert Howe (Carrianna) all of DeWitt, brother, James Howe (Jean) of DeWitt; sisters: Elizabeth Chester (Ron) of Pine Bluff, Evis Reed (Russell) and Kay Murphy (Charles) all of DeWitt, eleven grandchildren and six great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, step-mother, Vernie Howe, sister, Katherine Ashbrook, brothers, Bobby Howe and Thomas Howe. A memorial service will be held January 10th, 2013 at Faith Baptist Church at 2:00p.m.
Kathryn Drew Brothers, infant, of Benton, became one of God’s little Angels on Dec. 28, 2012. She was born Dec. 16, 2012 in Benton, Ark. Kathryn was preceded in death by her greatgrandparents, Francis and Russell Robinson, Irene and David Ferguson, and Vernon Brothers. She is survived by her parents, Jerad and Lauran Brothers; brother, Witt Brothers; sister, Molly Kate Sutton; grandparents, Lynne and Dave Hicks, Mark Ferguson, J.D. Brothers and Tonya and Terry Noto; great-grandparents, Jean and Buddy Brock and Mary Brothers; uncle, Dane Ferguson; uncle and aunt Jay and Sarah Brothers and several cousins. Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday Dec. 31 at the Ashby Funeral Home. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2 at Ashby Funeral Home. Rev. Greg Kirksey officiated. Online guest book at www.ashbyfuneralhome. com.
Maier Electric Service, LLC 701 E. 2nd, DeWitt, AR 870-946-8050 or 870-946-2047
Pictured left to right: Jeff Morgan, George A. Maier, Owner, Roger Orman, and Colby (Cornbread) Evans
Thank you for all your business in 2012! We look forward to serving you in the future. We welcome back Colby (Cornbread) Evans to our team! We have acquired a new truck which will allow us to serve you better - Whether your job is small or large, we have the equipment and man power to handle it!
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EDUCATION Irons Named To Dean’s List
December 2012 Library Corner
Student Art Of The Week
IRONS Taylor Irons of Gillett, AR earned a place on the Dean’s List at the University of Arkansas in Monticello for the Fall Semester of 2012. The University publishes a Dean’s List of all students whose semester grade point average is 3.50 or higher for 12 or more hours of course work.
This is a painting of a “Junkyard Jalopy” by senior Lauren Johnson.
Getting in the Groove
Rieves Named To Dean’s List
BY VALENYA FRANKS EDITOR email@example.com
RIEVES Alyssa Rieves, 2012 DeWitt High School graduate, made the Dean’s List at Harding University. Alyssa is a freshman at Harding and this was her first semester. The requirement were a 3.65 GPA on 12 or more hours.
To be honest, I never saw myself working in a position such as this. Of course, I enjoy writing but I never believed I would make a career of it. Not to say that working in the newspaper business was never a thought. My true passion is photography and before I went to college that was all I wanted to do. As I began to look at colleges, I had a very tough time finding colleges that offered photography courses, let alone a degree. I decided to get my degree in business entrepreneurship because I thought, “Hey, I can own a photography business.” As my classes started, it became abundantly clear that there was a lot more to owning and running a business than I had
thought. But I still wanted to do photography! I then took my first marketing class. It was fun and I realized that with marketing, I could go into a multitude of different fields many that included photography. I had considered journalism but I had already accomplished so much in the business field that I decided to stick with that general area and changed my major to marketing. My last semester, I was offered the position as chief photographer with the student publication. I realized then that I enjoyed taking photos of events and maybe a career in the newspaper world is where I would find my niche. Graduation came and the time for job applications was upon me. Immediately, I emailed all the local papers. I then
applied for actual job openings. A few job applications and interviews later, I found a lot of jobs that I just couldn’t do. Then out of the blue, I get a call from Christina Verderosa, former reporter and one of the previous owners of the DeWitt Era Enterprise. She wanted to see my resume. It also turned out that she remembered me from Humphrey High School when she wrote a story on the renaissance fair. A few short calls later and I was being offered the position as editor of the DeWitt Era Enterprise after the purchase. I was shocked, to say the least. But many people had the confidence that I could do it and I found myself wanting to take the position more and more. I accepted the offer
and then came the wait. As I waited for the sale to be completed, I began to doubt my abilities. But I was quickly reassured and now here we are. Our first edition was small, and I’m still learning where to get all my news sources and also getting over my shyness. I welcome all news tips and even editorial pieces. We love to see what the writers of DeWitt have to share. I wrote this article to ask that you please bear with me as I get into groove of being the editor of your paper and your main news source. I know that with your help and suggestions, I will not disappoint.
MEMORIALS: “Quilt and Sew Country Style” by Rasmussen, in memory of Ida Beth DeVore by Mary Nell Johnson and Linda Davis DONATIONS: Donation in memory of Jimmy Rhodes by DHS Class of 1962. Donation in memory of Glenn Kirkpatrick by DHS Class of 1962. Donation in memory of Margaret Ellen Kilbury Smith by DHS Class of 1962. Donation in memory of Patsy Blumhorst Capps by DHS Class of 1962. Donation in memory of Darvin Purdy by DHS Class of 1962. ADULT FICTION: “The Harbinger” by Cahn. “Angels AT The Table” by Macomber. “A Christmas Garland” by Perry. “Let Astray” by Brown. “The Bridge” by Kingsbury. “Merry Christmas, Alex Cross” by Patterson. “The Perfect Hope” by Robertson. “My Kind of Christmas” by Carr. “Fever” by Lowell. “City Girl, Country Vet” by Woodman. “Poseidon’s Arrow” by Cussler. “The Passage” by Cronin. “The Twelve” by Cronin. “The Giving Quilt” by Chiaverini. “A Season of Angels” by Kinkade. “The Last Man” by Flynn. “Notorious Nineteen” by Evanovich. “Unspoken” by Jackson. “The Blackbox” by Connelly, and many more.
Dajavou Reopened Tuesday - Friday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Hwy. 1 to Scott Landleveler Rd., then to Watson Fisher Rd. Turn right at 3 trailers on left. Small tan metal building. Come on out. 946-3275 if you get lost.
Tax Season is fast
Pardon our progress!!
approaching... See Kathy Cross
Over the next 2 weeks, we will be moving to our new building at
1st Annual Faith Baptist Big Buck Banquet
1648 South Whitehead Drive !
Friday, January 11 @ 6:30 at Faith Baptist Church Gym
The phone service may be lost. If so, call Eddie at 946-6206, Clay at 946-6208, or Beth at 946-6207.
caring and teaching to his congregation.
Cost: $10 per person (children 6 & under FREE)
613 East Second Street, DeWitt AR 72042 (870)946-3272 Fax: (870) 946-3909
Door Prizes!! & Love Offering!! Announce Adult and Youth division winners! If you are a contestant in the contest, please have your antlers/deer heads at the church by 6:00 that night. For more information, please contact Sandra Austin 870-946-5032.
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HELP WANTED â€“ Warehouse Supervisor to help with day to day operations for growing ag retail business in the Gillett area. Basic computer skills a plus. Please send resume to branch_mgr@ yahoo.com
I HAVE A CYCLONE MACHINE that allows me to vacuum up leaves from flowerbeds and yards. Will be willing to vacuum your leaves up. Call 946-6299 mobile or WANTED â€“ Duck res946-3279 after 8 p.m. ervoir green timber or Adv. 44-4tp buck brush wanted to FARM HAND NEED- lease. Call 318-458-1388 ED â€“ Full Time Position. or 318-865-4848. References needed. Send Adv. 46-tfc. resume to: Farm Hand; P.O. Box 431; DeWitt, FOR SALE â€“ Old lumber, brick and more. AR 72042. (870) 659-7694. Adv. 42-tfc Adv. 41-4tp
WILL CRACK YOUR PECANS, 30Â˘ pound. No trash. (870) 8304011. Adv. 42-4tp
Start the New Year off by purchasing your family a new home! Now is the time to buy! Call Tina to discuss your options!
New Listing 706 E. Halliburton, DeWitt- 3 bedroom, 2 bath located on 4 lots. $50.000
HELP WANTED: Temporary Work- 8 Job Openings Starting 02/01/2013 and Ending: 12/01/2013
C O N VA L E S C E N T SUPPLIES â€“ Canes, walkers, crutches, wheel chairs, hospital beds, bedside commodes. Tommyâ€™s Rexall Drug Company. Adv. 3-tfc REMEMBER YOUR LOVED ONE with a monument or marker. Call Leon Edwards at (870) 946-6354. Adv. 36-26tp
Era-Enterprise Deadline Monday 10am SELL your unused items with a classified ad in the Era-Enterprise! YARD SALE â€“ 209 S. Union. Nice clothes, lots of knives, hunting, and fishing equip. Several suits of camo, and tools. This Saturday, Dec.12 and Sunday, Dec. 13. Adv. 46-1tp
DeWitt Hospital & Nursing Home 1641 S. Whitehead Drive, DeWitt, AR 72042 DHNH is an Equal Opportunity Employer
DEWITT NURSING HOME is currently seeking RNs, LPNs & CNAs Sign on Bonuses Available New CNA Payscale Contact: Janice Vaughn or Dana Adams 870-946-3571 ext. 2251 & 2253
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RNs & Aides Sign on Bonuses Available Contact: Rosie Killion 870-946-3571 ext. 2204
DEWITT HOSPITAL HOME HEALTH is currently seeking
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We need employees to assemble and place traps for pollen collection. Collect and process pollen. Grafting of queen cells, checking nucleus, replacing queen cells, collecting royal jelly, general maintenance of hives and comb honey process and production. The employee also needs to have no feer of bees, not allergic to pollen and bee stings and able to lift 75lbs repeatedly. The employee also needs to have a valid driver's license to transport hives. Employees may be required to conduct a drug/alcohol test at no cost to the employee. Testing will be conducted after employment and not during the interview process. Will be working in hot and cold weather. 3 months experience required. The employer, Mr. Ingalls from Valliant, OK will pay the adverse effect wage rate of $9.88/hr (OK), $11.61/hr (SD) or $11.50/hr (IA). The employer guarantees 3/4 of the workdays in the work contract. The work tools, supplies and equipment are provided without cost to the worker, if applicable. Free housing is provided to workers who cannot reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of the workday. Transportation and subsistence expenses to the worksite will be provided or paid by the employer upon completion of 50% of the work contract or earlier. Workers interested should send resumes to OK Employment Security CommisVLRQ$OLHQ/DERU&HUWLĂ€FDWLRQ1RUWK/LQFROQ Blvd. Oklahoma City, OK 73152 and mention job order number: OK657086
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Public Notices - Your Right To Know Farm Bill Deal A Disaster In the waning hours of 2012, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Vice President Joe Biden negotiated a nine-month extension of the Farm Bill that the Center for Rural Affairs criticized heavily. â€œThe farm bill extension measure attached to the fiscal cliff legislation passed by the House of Representatives late last night slashes investment in the future of small rural communities and family farming and ranching,â€? said Chuck Hassebrook, Executive Director of the Center for Rural Affairs in Lyons, Nebraska. According to Hassebrook, many smaller, targeted programs that invest in proven strategies to create rural jobs, revitalize rural communities and initiatives to foster a new generation of family farmers and ranchers were completely left out of the final farm bill extension. The eleventh hour deal also prevents farmers and ranchers from being able to improve soil and water conservation through enrollment in the Conservation Stewardship Program in 2013. â€œWe applaud the efforts of Senate Agriculture Chair Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and House Agriculture Chair Frank Lucas (R-OK) who negotiated an agreement last weekend to address these crucial shortcomings,â€? explained Hassebrook. â€œBut, regrettably their efforts were set aside in final negotiations over the fiscal cliff bill.â€? The nine-month extension of the previous Farm Bill was attached to the complex fiscal cliff bill and passed the Senate in the early morning hours yesterday and passed the House of Representatives less than 20 hours later. â€œThe message is clear - despite high market prices, virtually unlimited commodity and crop insurance premium subsidies to mega farms remain uncapped, but beginning farmers and rural communities are left twisting in the wind,â€? concluded Hassebrook. â€œAnd conservation of our precious land and water gets put on hold.â€?
We need you! These animals were picked up by the DeWitt Animal Control Officer this week. If one of these dogs belongs to you or you would like to find out about adopting one, please call the Animal Control Officer at 946-6307.
Recycling Picks Up In Arkansas County Two weeks after itâ€™s opening, the Carol Lester Memorial Recycling Center had collected 2020 pounds worth of recycling from the citizens of Arkansas County. Recycling Coordinator, Ruby Allen, revealed this total to the Arkansas County Quorum Court, January 8, 2013. She went on to state that all three courthouses in the county are recycling paper and aluminum cans, which are taken to the recycling center. All money from recycling goes back into the county. She would
like to encourage all offices to join in with recycling, delegating one trash bin for aluminum cans and on for paper. Three ordinances were approved by the Arkansas County Quorum Court. The first ordinance was the setting of the date, place, and time for the Quorum Court Meeting, which remained on the second Tuesday of every month, in the Courtroom of the Arkansas County Courthouse at 9:30 a.m. The second ordinance was to establish a Juvenile Detention Center
LEGAL NOTICES APPROPRIATION ORDINANCE NO. 2013-3 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING APPROPRIATION ORDINANCE NO 2012-63, ESTABLISHING A LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT BLOCK GRANT (LLEBG)JUSTICE ASSISTANCE GRANT (JAG)-MINI GRANT FOR 2013; DECLARING AN EMERGENCY AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES BE IT ORDAINED AND ENACTED BY THE QUORUM COURT OF ARKANSAS COUNTY, ARKANSAS THAT: ARTICLE I: The Local Law Enforcement
Block Grant (LLEBG) Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Mini Grant Budget for calendar year 2012 is hereby amended by increasing the total amount budgeted by the sum of Four Thousand Two Hundred Dollars and 00/100â€™s ($4,200.00), derived from the Special Purpose Mini Grant from the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program. ARTICLE II: Section 3501-0400 â€œLocal Law Enforcement Block Grant (LLEBG) Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Mini Grant Budgetâ€™ of the Special Fund Budget further amended by the
LEGAL NOTICES APPROPRIATION ORDINANCE NO. 2013 -2 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING APPROPRIATION ORDINANCE 2012-60, ESTABLISHING A JUVENILE DETENTION CENTER GRANT-IN-AID BUDGET FOR 2013, DECLARING AN EMERGENCY AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES BE IT ORDAINED AND ENACTED BY THE QUORUM COURT OF ARKANSAS COUNTY ARKANSAS THAT: ARTICLE I: The Juvenile Detention Center Grantin-Aid Budget for year 2013 is hereby amended by increasing the total amount budgeted by the sum of Twenty-One Thousand Ninety-Six Dollars and 98/100 ($21,096.98), which was derived from the 2012 Grant-in-Aid Juvenile Detention Facilities Operating Fund Supplement Grant Award. ARTICLE II: Section 3503-0418 â€œJuvenile Detention Center Grant-in-Aid Budgetâ€? of the Special Fund Budget for the calendar year 2013 is further amended by the appropriation in the sum of Twenty-One Thousand Ninety-Six Dollars and 98/100 ($21,096.98), which represents previously anticipated and unbudgeted funds in the amounts set forth below: SECTION 3503-0418, JUVENILE DETENTION CENTER GRANT-IN-AID BUDGET
We would like to thank this wonderful community for all the love and support shown to us after our house fire. There truly is nothing like living in a small town. We have a long road to go still, so please continue to keep us in your prayers. Matt and Hannah Stubblefield Gage, Kristen & Maxee
We would like to say thank you to everyone who showed acts of kindness during the death of our loved one. The SUD\HUVIRRGĂ€RZHUVFDUGVSKRQHFDOOV the words of comfort spoken, the ones that couldn't come but we were in your thoughts and prayers anyway. Thanks to our church family at McAdams Road Church for the family dinner. Thanks to R.D. Edwards and Freddie Mannis for delivering the services. Thanks to Barry and Sabrina Cooper and the Gospel Expressions fo the beautiful singing. May God bless you all in a special way. The Tillman Burtram Family
Grant-in-aid budget for 2013. It was approved to increasing the budget by $21,096.98, which was derived from the 2012 Grant-in-aid Juvenile Detention Facilities Operating Fund Supplement Grant Award. The third ordinance was to establish a Local Law Enforcement Block Grant, Justice Assistance Grant, (JAG)-Mini Grant for 2013. It was approved to increase the budget by $4200, which was derived from the Special Purpose Mini Grant from the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Grant
(JAG) Program. A resolution to certify local government endorsement of business to participate in the tax back program was approved. Stratton Seed has sought to participate in the program. There was a report of a total of 61 in the adult jail, 45 males and 16 females. It was also reported that there were 3 in the juvenile detention center, all male. 95.6 miles of trash were picked up and a total of 224 bags of trash.
appropriation of Four Thousand Two Hundred Dollars and 00/100â€™s ($4,200.00), which represents previously anticipated and unbudgeted funds in the amount set forth below: SECTION 3501-0400, LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT BLOCK GRANT (LLEBG) JUSTICE ASSISTANCE GRANT (JAG) MINI GRANT BUDGET Sub B â€“ Suppliesâ€Śâ€Śâ€Śâ€Śâ€Ś.Line 2006- Clothing & Uniformsâ€Śâ€Ś.â€Ś..$4,200.00 Total: $4,200.00 ARTICLE III: If any provision of this Ordinance or the application thereof to any person or circumstance is held to be invalid, such invalidity shall not affect other
provisions or applications and, to this end, the provisions of this Ordinance are declared to be severable. ARTICLE IV: This Ordinance being necessary for the protection and preservation of the public health and safety, an emergency is hereby declared to exist and this Ordinance shall be of full force and effect immediately upon its passage, approval, and publication. PASSED and APPROVED this 8th day of January 2013. Glen â€œSonnyâ€? Cox Arkansas County Judge ATTEST: Melissa Wood Arkansas County Clerk Adv. 46-1tfc
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Public Notices - Your Right To Know LEGAL NOTICES PUBLIC NOTICE The Southeast Arkansas Workforce Investment Board hereby invites all interested parties to submit qualifications for the purpose of contracting to provide administrative services for the Southeast Arkansas Workforce Investment Board under Workforce Investment Act for the ten counties in Southeast Arkansas, which includes Arkansas, Ashley, Bradley, Chicot, Cleveland, Desha, Drew, Grant, Jefferson and Lincoln Counties. Instruction packages must be requested, in writing, no later than 12:00 noon, Friday, February 15, 2013. Requests
for instruction packages received after the deadline will not be honored. Completed packages must be submitted no later than 12:00 noon, Friday, March 22, 2013. Completed packages received after the deadline will not be honored. The Southeast Arkansas Workforce Investment Board reserves the right to reject any and all applications received. Copies of the instruction package must be requested in writing to: Request for Qualifications, Southeast Arkansas Economic Development District, P.O. Box 6806, Pine Bluff, AR 71611. Adv. 46-2tc
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LEGAL NOTICES IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF ARKANSAS COUNTY, ARKANSAS SOUTHERN DISTRICT â€“ CIVIL DIVISION DENNIS E. TRUSSELL PLAINTIFF VS. CASE NO. CV-2012-19 SD MARTHA JEAN TRUSSELL A/K/A JEANNIE TRUSSELL DEFENDANT NOTICE OF COMMISSIONERâ€™S SALE NOTICE IF HEREBY GIVEN, that in pursuance of the authority and direction contained in the decretal order of the Circuit Court of Arkansas County, Arkansas, Southern District, Civil Division, make and entered on the 9th day of November, 2012, in a certain cause (No. CV-2012-19-SD) then pending therein between Dennis E. Trussell, Plaintiff, and Martha Jean Trussell, a/k/a Jeannie Trussell, Defendant, the undersigned, as commissioner of said court, will offer for sale at public venue to the highest bidder, at the West door or entrance of the Arkansas County Courthouse, in which Court is held, in the City of DeWitt, Arkansas County, Arkansas, within the hours prescribed by law for judicial sales on Wednesday, January 30, 2013, at 2:00 p.m., the following described real property situated in the Southern District of Arkansas County, Arkansas, to wit: Part of Lot 2 of the Northwest Quar-
ter (NW Âź) and the Northwest Quarter of the Northeast (NE Âź) of Section 3, Township 5 South, Range 3 West, more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a point 122.0 feet South of and 1,415.6 feet East of the of the Northwest corner of said Lot 2; thence East 67.4 feet, thence South 353.8 feet, thence West 352.6 feet to a point on easterly right-of-way line of Arkansas Highway No. 1, thence Northeasterly along and with said right-of-way line 162.0 feet to a point, thence Northeasterly along and with said right-ofway line 63.3 feet to a point, thence South 86 degrees 30 minutes East 109.1 feet, thence North 154.7 feet to the point of beginning, containing 1.75 acres, more or less. TERMS OF SALE: Cash or certified funds to be paid at sale, or alternatively, on a credit of one (1) month, the purchaser being required to execute a bond as required by law and the order and decree of said court in said cause, with approved security, bearing interest at the rate of 10% per annum from date of sale until paid, and a lien being retained on the property sold to secure the payment of the purchase money. Given under my hand this 20 day of December, 2012 SARAH MERCHANT COMMISSIONER Adv. 46-2tc
LEGAL NOTICES PUBLIC NOTICE The Southeast Arkansas Workforce Investment Board hereby invites all interested parties to submit proposals for the purpose of contracting to provide Youth Services for the Southeast Arkansas Workforce Investment Board under the Workforce Investment Act for the ten counties in Southeast Arkansas, which includes Arkansas, Ashley, Bradley, Chicot, Cleveland, Desha, Drew, Grant, Jefferson and Lincoln Counties. Instructions packages must be requested, in writing, no later than 12:00 noon, Friday, February 15, 2013. Requests
for instruction packages received after the deadline will not be honored. Completed packages must be submitted no later than 12:00 noon, Friday, March 22, 2013. Completed packages received after the deadline will not be considered. The Southeast Arkansas Workforce Investment Board reserves the right to reject any and all applications received. Copies of the instructions package must be requested in writing to: Request for Proposals, Southeast Arkansas Economic Development District, P.O. Box 6806, Pine Bluff, AR 71611. Adv. 46-2tc
PUBLIC NOTICE The Southeast Arkansas Workforce Investment Board hereby invites all interested parties to submit qualifications for the purpose of contracting to provide services as the Areaâ€™s Title I Provider and One Stop Operator under the Workforce Investment Act for the ten counties in Southeast Arkansas which includes Arkansas, Ashley, Bradley, Chicot, Cleveland, Desha, Drew, Grant, Jefferson and Lincoln Counties. Instruction packages must be requested, in writing, no later than 12:00 noon Friday, February 15, 2013. Requests for instructions pack-
ages received after the deadline will not be honored. Completed packages must be submitted no later that 12:00 noon Friday, March 22, 2013. Completed packages received after the deadline will no be honored. The Southeast Arkansas Workforce Investment Board reserves the right to reject any and all applications received. Copies of the instruction package must be requested in writing to: Request for Qualification, Southeast Arkansas Economic Development District, P.O. Box 6806, Pine Bluff, AR 71611. Adv. 46-2tc
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF ARKANSAS COUNTY, ARKANSAS PROBATE DIVISION IN THE MATTER OF THE ADOPTION OF CODY MICHAEL BURNS AND NATALIE BAILEY MICHELLE BURNS CASE NO. PR2012-53 DAMON W. BURNS AND TIFFANI N. BURNS PETITIONERS VS. CRYSTAL JOHANSEN RESPONDENT WARNING ORDER You are hereby notified that the Petitioners, Damon W. Burns and Tiffani N. Burns, whose attorney is Christina Boyd, and whose attorneyâ€™s address is 308 Court Square, Dewitt, Arkansas, 72042, has filed a petition herein against you. A copy of such petition will be delivered to you or to your attorney upon request.
You are also notified that you must appear and defend by filing your answer or other responsive pleading within thirty (30) days of the date of the first publication of this Warning Order; and in the event of your failure to do so, judgment by default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint (as amended) as circumscribed by the laws of this State. In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal as Clerk of the Court on this 4th day of January, 2013. This notice first published in the DeWitt Era-Enterprise on January 10, 2013. Melissa Wood Arkansas County Probate Court & County Clerk By: Sheila Shook Chief Deputy Clerk Adv. 46-3tc
PUBLIC NOTICE The Southeast Arkansas Regional Solid Waste Management Board will submit grant applications to the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality for grants from the State Recycling Funds for $394,101.00. The applications propose to utilize funds in the following ways: Arkansas County proposes to use $16,000 for completion of overlaying and repair of roads at the DeWitt and Stuttgart Transfer Stations. Arkansas County also proposes to use $2,000 for the purchase of materials supporting public education, including advertising, promotional materials and other costs associated with public outreach. Arkansas County also proposes
to use $12,062.28 for the construction of covers, sheds or buildings over recycling bins and recycling operations at the DeWitt and Stuttgart Transfer Stations. The Pre-Applications and full applications may be reviewed at the Districtâ€™s office at the address below. Written comments may be sent to the SEARSWMD at 721 Walnut Street, Pine Bluff, AR 71601 or mailed to P.O. Box 6806, Pine Bluff, AR 71611. Written comments will be accepted for thirty (30) days from the publication date of this notice. Questions regarding the above may be directed to Mr. A.C. Armstrong at 870-5361971. Adv. 46-1tc
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Public Notices - Your Right To Know LEGAL NOTICES ORDINANCE NO. 2013 -1 BE IT ORDAINED BY THE QUORUM COURT OF ARKANSAS COUNTY, ARKANSAS THAT: AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING A DATE, TIME, AND LOCATION FOR THE REGULAR MONTHLY MEETINGS OF THE QUORUM COURT OF ARKANSAS COUNTY; DECLARING AN EMERGENCY AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES ARTICLE I: The Quorum Court of Arkansas County shall hold its regular monthly meeting on the second Tuesday of each month beginning in January 2013, these meeting to be held in the Courtroom of the Arkansas County Courthouse, DeWitt, Arkansas, commencing at 9:30 a.m. The first meeting on January 8, 2013 on a date chosen by the County Judge and held within five (5) days, excepting holidays, after the beginning of the Justicesâ€™ term in office, as per ACA 14-14904 (a). Meetings other than the regular monthly meetings, such as special meetings, called meetings, etc., may be held at other times and places, pursuant to the notice or
call for such meetings. ARTICLE II: SEVERABILITY: If any provision of this Ordinance or the application thereof to any person or circumstance is held to be invalid, such invalidity shall not affect other provisions or applications and, to this end, the provisions of this Ordinance are declared to be severable. ARTICLE III: EMERGENCY CLAUSE: Enactment of an Ordinance establishing the date, time, and location of regular monthly meetings of the Quorum Court being required by law, ACA 14-14-904 (a), and this ordinance being necessary for the protection and preservation of public health and safety, and emergency is hereby declared to exist and this ordinance shall be of full force and effect immediately following its passage, approval and publication. PASSED and APPROVED this 8th of January 2013. Glenn â€œSonnyâ€? Cox Arkansas County Judge ATTEST: Melissa Wood Arkansas County Clerk Adv. 46-1tfc
LEGAL NOTICES RESOLUTION 2013-1 BE IT RESOLVED BY THE QUORUM COURT OF ARKANSAS COUNTY, STATE OF ARKANSAS A RESOLUTION ENTITLED: RESOLUTION OF THE QUORUM COURT OF ARKANSAS COUNTY CERTIFYING LOCAL GOVERNMENT ENDORSEMENT OF BUSINESS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE TAX BACK PROGRAM (AS AUTHORIZED BY SECTION 15-4-2706(d) OF THE CONSOLIDATION INCENTIVE ACT OF 2003), WHEREAS, the local government must endorse a business to participate in the Tax Back Program, the local government must endorse a business to participate in the Tax Back Program and benefit from the sales and use tax refunds as provided in the Consolidation Incentive Act of 2003; and WHERAS, said endorsement must be made on specific from available form AEDC; and WHEREAS, Stratton Seed Company located at 1530 Hwy. 79S, Stuttgart, Arkansas has sought to participate in the program and more specifically has requested
benefits accruing from construction of the specific facility; and WHEREAS, Stratton Seed Company has agreed to furnish the local government all necessary information required for compliance. NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE QUORUM COURT OF ARKANSAS COUNTY, ARKANSAS, THAT: SECTION 1: Stratton Seed Company be endorsed by the Quorum Court of Arkansas County, for benefits from the refunds/tax credits as provided by Section 154-2706(d) of the Consolidated Incentive Act of 2003, as amended. SECTION 2: The Department of Finance and Administration be authorized to refund local sales and use taxes to Stratton Seed Company. SECTION 3: This Resolution shall take effect immediately and shall be in full force from and after its passage and approval on this 8th day of January 2013. Glenn â€œSonnyâ€? Cox Arkansas County Judge ATTEST: Melissa Wood Arkansas County Clerk Adv. 46-1tfc
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APPROPRIATION ORDINANCE NO. 2013-3 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING APPROPRIATION ORDINANCE NO 2012-63, ESTABLISHING A LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT BLOCK GRANT (LLEBG)JUSTICE ASSISTANCE GRANT (JAG)-MINI GRANT FOR 2013; DECLARING AN EMERGENCY AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES BE IT ORDAINED AND ENACTED BY THE QUORUM COURT OF ARKANSAS COUNTY, ARKANSAS THAT: ARTICLE I: The Local Law Enforcement Block Grant (LLEBG) Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Mini Grant Budget for calendar year 2012 is hereby amended by increasing the total amount budgeted by the sum of Four Thousand Two Hundred Dollars and 00/100â€™s ($4,200.00), derived from the Special Purpose Mini Grant from the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program. ARTICLE II: Section 3501-0400 â€œLocal Law Enforcement Block Grant (LLEBG) Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Mini Grant Budgetâ€™ of the Special Fund Budget further amended by the appropriation of Four Thousand Two Hundred Dollars and 00/100â€™s
($4,200.00), which represents previously anticipated and unbudgeted funds in the amount set forth below: SECTION 3501-0400, LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT BLOCK GRANT (LLEBG) JUSTICE ASSISTANCE GRANT (JAG) MINI GRANT BUDGET Sub B â€“ Suppl i e s â€Ś â€Ś â€Ś â€Ś â€Ś . L i n e 2006- Clothing & Uniformsâ€Śâ€Ś.â€Ś..$4,200.00 Total: $4,200.00 ARTICLE III: If any provision of this Ordinance or the application thereof to any person or circumstance is held to be invalid, such invalidity shall not affect other provisions or applications and, to this end, the provisions of this Ordinance are declared to be severable. ARTICLE IV: This Ordinance being necessary for the protection and preservation of the public health and safety, an emergency is hereby declared to exist and this Ordinance shall be of full force and effect immediately upon its passage, approval, and publication. PASSED and APPROVED this 8th day of January 2013. Glen â€œSonnyâ€? Cox Arkansas County Judge ATTEST: Melissa Wood Arkansas County Clerk Adv. 46-1tfc
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