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E (USPS156-140) Vol. 132, Number 7 DeWitt, AR 72042 • 16 Pages • 2 Sections • 75 cents

AROUND THE COUNTY

ssex Family Makes Large Donation to Animal Shelter

Story and Photos on Page A8

Serving Arkansas k County, Arkansas k Since 1882 Thursday, February 13, 2014

Monsanto Fund Donates $2,500 to Gillett Elementary

COME MEET EDDIE BEST Everyone is invited to come meet Eddie Best, one of the candidates for Arkansas County Judge, February 13th at 5:30pm at White Inc. in St. Charles. Also, everyone is invited to meet Eddie Best on February 20th at Cox Hometwon Realty from 5:00 to 7:00. Come and go!

PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held Thursday, February 13th from 2-7 p.m. Classes will be dismissed at 1:30 p.m. and students will be out on Friday, February 14th as well as Monday, February 17th.

DRIVER’S LICENSING TESTING CHANGES As of March 1st, 2014, the following changes will be made on Driver’s Licensing Testing: Road Test will be given from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., and the Written Part will now be given from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

YOUTH FELLOWSHIP OF THE ARKANSAS PRAIRIE MISSIONARY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION Sunnyside Missionary Baptist Church of 161 Sunnyside Road, DeWitt will host the Youth Fellowship of the Arkansas Prairie Missionary Baptist Association on Saturday, February15 at 7:00 p.m. The devotional will be given by Bro. Harvey Brock, Pastor. Everyone is invited to bring special music. Fellowship and Refreshments will follow the service.

The Gillett Elementary School received a $2,500 donation from the Monsanto Fund. The check was presented at a “Grow Communities” Presentation with David Nichols, the winner in Arkansas County for America’s Farmers Grow Communities, the community organization

members, and a Monsanto representative, the ceremony sponsor, participating in the event. Under this program, eligible farmers in 1,289 counties across 39 states, including Arkansas, may enter to win the $2,500 donation for a local non-profit organization of their choice.

The purpose of Grow Communities is to recognize and celebrate the important contributions farmers make to rural America, and to help them grow their communities by supporting local organizations that are important to them. More than 82,000 farmers nationwide participated

this year, with a winning farmer selected in each eligible county. Mr. Nichols chose Gillett Elementary to receive the honor. Each participant spoke at the event, expressing their gratitude for the hard work in the community and for the contributions of our rural farmers.

Bad Weather Causes Reschedued Family FunDay Due to inclement weather the February 8th “Family FunDay” has been rescheduled to this Saturday, February 15th. The Arts & Science Center (ASC), located at 701 S. Main St. in Pine Bluff, is open Tuesday-Friday from

10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday from1-4 p.m., and closed on Sunday and Monday. Gallery admission is free. Support for The Center is provided in part by the Arkansas Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, and

the National Endowment for the Arts. Hands-on science exhibitions are offered through ASC’s partnership with Arkansas Discovery Network, a consortium of museums in Arkansas funded by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation. For

additional information call 870-536-3375 or email info@artssciencecenter. org. For invitations and information visit www.ArtsScienceCenter.org and sign up for the free e-mail list.

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LOCAL NEWS EWITT POLICE REPORT

February 8, 2014 - Officer Bazarow was on routine patrol on South Main Street when he noticed a black four door car make a left hand turn onto East 3rd street without giving a proper turn signal and accelerated at a high rate of speed. He then increased his speed to catch up with the vehicle and when he turned onto East 3rd Street he saw the vehicle make a right hand turn onto South Washington Street without giving a proper turn signal again and again accelerate quickly. He then increased his speed once more to catch up to the vehicle and when he caught up he ran the license plate number. The number came back to a Stacy Dondanville with an expiration of August 2012 so he initiated emergency blue lights and got the vehicle pulled over at a mobile home on South Washington Street. The driver of the vehicle then exited and faced the officer as he was approaching the vehicle. He advised him the reason of the stop and asked for his driver’s license and proof of insurance. The black male later answered with he had just purchased the vehicle. At this time the officer could smell a strong odor of intoxicants coming from his person. He then asked the individual if he had been drinking and that’s when he stated that he had one beer. He then noticed that he was swaying in his balance and it appeared he was about to fall over and that his eyes were bloodshot. When the driver finally gave his ID he stated that his driver’s license was suspended. He also stated that he had no insurance. Officer Bazarow had Officer Powell, which had just pulled up, to call Officer Hopson so that he could perform a standardized field sobriety test because Bazarow was not certified to do so. He then asked who was in the passenger’s side of the vehicle and he stated that it was his girlfriend. He saw two glass 40 Oz containers of malt liquor sitting in the driver’s side seat and could smell an odor of what he believed to be marijuana and could also smell a strong odor of intoxicants coming from her person as well and asked her for her driver’s license to which she replied she had none. She was asked for her name and date of birth, but was very reluctant to give any information and was cursing at the driver and calling him derogatory names. When the officer finally got her to calm down she gave her name and date of birth. Dispatch advised there was no return on that information. Dispatch then advised that he had run into an issue with this same female earlier and she then presented no more problems and was released to go into her house which was the one the vehicle had stopped at. At that time Officer Bazarow went back to where Officer Powell and Officer Hopson were performing the field sobriety test and informed them of the passenger’s release and of the smell of marijuana in the vehicle and that he was going back to search

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it. No more liquor and no marijuana was found. At that time the driver had failed the field sobriety test and was placed in the back seat of Officer Powell’s car and transported to Arkansas County Jail. Once at the jail he was given his D.W.I. rights form and he signed it acknowledging that he understood. Pictures of all evidence were taken. February 8, 2014 - Officer Bobby Hopson was contacted by Officer Jonathan Powell to come to the area Of Hope Wood Apartments on E. 5th St. Upon arrival he noticed Officer Bazarow’s patrol unit behind a vehicle in the yard of a residence across from Hope Wood apartments with its emergency blue lights on. He got out with Officer Bazarow and Officer Powell and was asked to perform a field sobriety test on the driver. He came to the front of his patrol unit to speak with him. The driver was asked what he had been drinking and he said a 6 pack of natural light in 16 ounce cans and a 40 oz of 211 malt liquor. He was then asked if he had a little buzz going on from the alcohol and that’s when he said “somewhat” that he wasn’t going to lie to me. During this time of conversation a strong odor of intoxicants came from his breath, and the officer noticed that his speech was slurred, and that he had red/watery eyes. Also when asked if he was driving the vehicle he said that he was. Officer Powell placed him under arrest for driving under the influence of an alcoholic beverage at 9:37 p.m. February 4, 2014 at 5:04 PM - Officer Johnathan Powell was dispatched to the intersection of Jackson and 16th St for an accident. Upon arrival, he met with three individuals inside the vehicle. After checking that no one was injured and gathering everyone’s information, he asked what happened. Driver said that she was driving south in her 2001 Mustang on S Jackson St., and the other driver was headed north in his 1999 Chevy Venture on S Jackson St. She said that she was going straight and was hit while the other vehicle was trying to make a left turn onto W 16th St. He asked the other driver what happened and he said that he was facing north on S Jackson St., trying to turn left. He said that when he turned, the other vehicle hit him, coming from the north. Officer Powell noted that from where the second vehicle’s position was on S Jackson, there was approximately 1000 ft of road visible ahead before the road curved to the right. On this day it was lightly raining, but it was daylight and visibility was fair. February 8, 2014 at 6:34 AM - Officer was dispatched to DeWitt Hospital for an accident. Upon arrival spoke with an injured driver in the Emergency Room. She advised that between 5:30 and 5:35am she was headed to work at Crestpark Nursing Home. She stated that due to snow and ice on the streets her car started to slide off the road and there wasn’t anything she could do to stop. The driver side front door of the vehicle made contact with a utility pole on the south side of East “e” Street at the intersection with South Whitehead Drive. She advised that after the accident she drove back to her residence and shortly after getting home her left arm began to hurt, so she drove herself to the ER. February 7, 2014 at 5:09 PM - Officer Johnathan Powell was dispatched to a parking lot accident at Troy’s Drive-In. Upon arrival, he talked to one driver who said she was pulling into the parking lot and the driver of the other car backed into her. When asked what happened, the second driver stated that she was not paying attention when backing up and hit the other car.

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS Government Arkansas County Quorum Court meets the second Tuesday of each month at 9:30 a.m. in the courthouse. Crocketts Bluff Volunteer Fire Department meets the third Monday of February, May, August and No-

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vember at 7 p.m. at the fire station. You do not have to be a board member to attend. DeWitt Airport Commission meets the second Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at DeWitt City Hall. DeWitt/Arkansas County Housing Authority Board of Commissioners meets the third Monday of each month at 10 a.m. DeWitt City Council meets the second Monday of each month at 6 p.m. DeWitt Municipal Waterworks meets the second Monday of each month at 3 p.m. at the water office. DeWitt School Board meets the second Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the district office. Gillett City Council meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. (November-March) or 7 :30 p.m. (April-October). St. Charles City Council meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the St. Charles Museum. St. Charles Zoning Commission meets at 7 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at the St. Charles Fire Department. The St. Charles Volunteer Fire Department meets the first Monday of every month at 7 p.m. at the fire station at 610 Broadway. 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 American Legion and Auxiliary meets the first Thursday of each month at Camp Doughboy at 6:30 p.m. Arkansas County Diabetic Support Group meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. in the Arkansas County Bank Community Room. 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. Unity Baptist Church Community Clothes Closet is open the first Monday of each month from 4-6 p.m. and the second and fourth Tuesday and Thursday of each month from 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Delta Medicine Assist Program will be open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at Baptist Medical Health Clinic in Stuttgart. DeWitt Alcoholics Anonymous meets every Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the DeWitt City Hall courtroom. Use the east door. DeWitt Athletic Booster Club meets the first Monday of each month in the DeWitt High School library at 5:30 p.m. DeWitt Band Parents Association meets the third Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. in the DeWitt High School band room. DeWitt Chamber of Commerce meets the third Thursday of each month at noon at a location to be announced. 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. DeWitt Hospital Auxiliary meets the second Tuesday of each month at noon at PCC-DeWitt. DeWitt Lions Club meets every Tuesday at noon at The Catfish Shack. DeWitt Rotary Club meets every Wednesday at noon at The Catfish Shack. 40 et 8 meets the first Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. at Doughboy. The Gillett Civic Group meets the second Thursday of each month in the community room at the Planters and Merchants Bank. Grand Prairie Charitable Christian Medical Clinic is held the second Tuesday of each month, 6 p.m., at 115 N. Adams in DeWitt. The Grand Prairie Historical Society meets the third Thursday in Jan., April, July and October. The Grand Prairie Quilt Society meets the second Wednesday of each month at 9:30 a.m. at the Stuttgart Public Library. The Grand Prairie Ruritan Club meets the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at The Willows Restaurant. Kingdom Outreach Women’s Group meets every Thursday at 6 p.m. in the Changing Lives Ministries building at the corner of Madison and Gibson streets. Masonic Lodge #157 meets the first and third Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. Prairie Angels 4-H Club meets the fourth Monday of each month at 3:45 p.m. at Faith Baptist Church. 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. Weight Watchers meets every Monday at New Life Fellowship. Weigh-ins begin at 5 p.m. Ya-gotta-wanna Al-Anon Group provides support for anyone affected by someone else’s drinking. AlAnon meets 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Mondays at the Presbyterian Church, 120 W. 7th, Stuttgart, AR.

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Obituary Earlene McMullin The funeral service for Earlene McMullin scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church, Batesville was canceled due to inclement weather. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Earlene Meachum McMullin, 88, of Batesville died Friday, January 31, 2014 in Batesville. She was born January 28, 1926 in Tampa, Florida, the daughter of Lonnie Jefferson Meachum and Zela Ann (Allen) Meachum. She was a 1943 graduate of Batesville High School. She was a bookkeeper and office manager for Batesville Waterworks and for the Batesville Municipal Golf Course Pro Shop for over 30 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Batesville for over 70 years. She was an avid Razorback fan and enjoyed attending basketball and football games. She also loved horse racing and regularly attended Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs and Arlington Park in Chicago. Earlene was involved in local, state and national politics and was active in the Democratic Party and was a member of the Independence County Democratic Women. She attended the 1996 Democratic National Convention in Chicago and both inaugurations for President Bill Clinton. She enjoyed traveling, playing bridge and volunteering at the Old Independence Regional Museum and the Independence County Senior Center where she led the Young at Heart exercise class. She grew gardenias which she shared with the entire community. Survivors include two daughters, Annette McMullin Smith and her husband, Marvin, of Naperville, Illinois and Jane McMullin of Pine Bluff, Arkansas; and one brother, Allen J. Meachum of Maumelle, Arkansas; nephews, Bob Brown, Doug Meachum, Daniel Meachum and David Meachum. She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Winnie Lee Brown, and nephew, Bill Brown. Pallbearers will be Bob Brown, David Meachum, Doug Meachum, Daniel Meachum, Marvin Smith, Dr. Douglas Matthews, David Parker and John Ed Smith. Honorary pallbearers are Dr. Douglas Bernard, Jimmy Mitchum, Lou Richardson, G.G. Rutherford, Sanford St. John, Donald Hedden, Skip Rutherford and Rick Elumbaugh. Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 p.m., Monday, February 3, 2014 at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, 610 E. Main Street, Batesville, AR 72501, Old Independence Regional Museum, 380 S. 9th Street, Batesville, AR 72501, and Meals on Wheels, 1590 E. College, Batesville, AR 72501.

Obituary Norma Burnes

Norma Brinton Burns, 86, of Cabot, AR passed away February 7, 2014. She was born November 22, 1927 at Tichnor, AR. She was a devoted farmer, wife, mother-in-law, grandmother and great grandmother. She was preceded in death by her parents, George Dixon Brinton and Fern Marie Johnson; husband, Varton Rutledge and husband, Charles Burns. Norma Jean is survived by daughter Myra and husband Mark Smith of Cabot, daughter Betty and husband Brian Holliday of Denver, CO, granddaughter Brenna and husband Steven Bennett of New Braunfels, TX, grandson Brandon and wife Meryl Garrett of Bryant, AR, granddaughter Alyssa and husband Joel Ehrhard of Denver, CO, great grandsons, Kalem and Layke Bennett, Lucas Ehrhard and Greyson Garrett. Special friends include Dr. Raul Ramirez, Beverly Grimes, Carol and Francis “Brownie� Brown and Deb Meeks, RN (Arkansas Hospice). Graveside services will be 2:00 PM Saturday, February 15th at Bonner’s Chapel Cemetery at Tichnor, AR led by Bro. Donald Lee Ruffin, Jr. Visitation will be 12:30 to 1:30 Saturday at Essex Funeral Home, DeWitt. Memorials may be made to BoxArRescue at www.boxarrescue.com. essexfuneralhome.com

Obituary Roy Turner Roy Gene Turner 56 of St. Charles, Arkansas died Saturday February 8, 2014 at the Baptist Heath Medical Center in Little Rock, Arkansas. Born June 8, 1957 in Dewitt, Arkansas he was the son of the late Kermit Turner and Winnie Adams Turner. He received his early education in the St. Charles Public School in St. Charles, Arkansas. He loved to fish and hunt. He worked as a farm hand for many years. Roy was preceded in death by his parents; ((3) Brothers; Nathan Turner, Edgar Turner and Gary Turner and (1) Sister; Darlene Turner. Roy is survived by; (3) Brothers; Kenneth Turner, Larry (Ann) Turner both of St. Charles, Arkansas and Ray(Donna) Turner of Almyra, Arkansas, (1) Sister; Sue Henderson (Charles) Coit of Dewitt, Arkansas and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends to cherish his memory. Funeral service will be Wednesday February 12, 2014 at 2:00 p;m; at the First Assembly of God Church in Dewitt with Bro. Billy Hoots officiating. Burial will be in the St. Charles Cemetery in St. Charles by Mc Kinzie Funeral Home of Dewitt.

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Obituary Edith Sweetin Edith Marie Mullen Sweetin, age 79, of Tichnor, died Monday, February 3, 2014. She was born January 10, 1935 in Ethel to Elmo H. and Mamie Padgett Mullen who preceded her death. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Donald Sweetin and son, Donald Wade Sweetin. Survivors include her son and his wife: Lee and Tanya Sweetin of Little Rock, daughter-in-law, Pam Sweetin; grandchildren: Bradley Sweetin (Pamela), Hunter Sweetin (Mallory), Will Sweetin and Lindsey Sweetin. She was a homemaker, member of Arkansas Post DAR, secretary/treasurer of Tichnor Baptist Church and trustee of Bonner’s Chapel Cemetery. Loving mother and grandmother, she gave to her family and friends to make sure their lives were complete. She loved gardening, flowers and the outdoors. A true famer’s wife. Visitation was from 1:00 to 2:00 PM Wednesday, February 5th, at Essex Funeral Home, DeWitt, with the funeral service following at 2:00 at the funeral home. Burial will be at Bonner’s Chapel Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Bonner’s Chapel Cemetery or Tichnor Baptist Church. essexfuneralhome.com

Obituary Byron Ferguson Byron Keith Ferguson, 40 years old of Pine Bluff, passed away February 8, 2014. Keith was an auto body repairman at Young’s Body Shop for 20 years. He was born October 21, 1973 in DeWitt to Willie and Lillian Ferguson. He was preceded in death by his father, maternal grandparents, Bill and Florence McFerrin, paternal grandparents, Warner and Estelle Ferguson. He was also preceded in death by an infant brother, Terry Ferguson. Survivors include his mother, Lillian Ward and step-father Jr. Ward of Almyra, sister, April Humphries of DeWitt, step-brothers, Steven and Jeremy Ward of Almyra, step-sisters, Andrea Wright and Penny Carter of DeWitt and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services will be 2:00 Wednesday, February 12th, at the General Assembly and Church of the First Born in DeWitt with burial at Thompson Cemetery by Essex Funeral Home, DeWitt. Visitation will be 1:00 to 2:00 Wednesday at the church. essexfuneralhome.com

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Almost Dreaming of a White Valentine’s Day By Kevin Brown It almost happened. Used to be you could wake up on a Christmas morning, look out the window and there would be snow on the ground. The landscape powdered off as far as the eye could see. Cars were covered. Bare trees frosted. Snow flaking down left to right in the wind. That almost seems a thing you only remember in the movies.

The City of DeWitt is taking bids on Commercial Garbage pickup from 2 cu. yds. to 8 cu. yds. on all Commercial Business. Bids must be submitted to Mayor’s Office by February 27, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. The City of DeWitt has the right to reject any and or all bids.

It creates a dream-like feeling of nostalgia, the perfect atmosphere for a perfect seasonal holiday. Even Bing Crosby crooned about his dream of a white Christmas. Except, it’s February. Almost Valentine’s Day. Which means one thing: the groundhog most certainly saw that shadow. And his accuracy is uncanny, once again. DeWitt as well as the much

of Arkansas was dusted with snow recently, with more predicted in the forecast. It was beautiful, but it seems so odd it comes when it does. I think of snow I think of Christmas. Sure February is cold, but snow just seems odd. It’s a wonderful treat, to be sure, but think about the seasonal shifts the weather seems to be taking. Baffles the mind, but then I may

just be thinking about old Bing Crosby, Kevin McCallister slapping aftershave to his cheeks and letting out a scream while the world is blanketed in snow outside his window, and those Christmas mornings of yesteryear. But it was here and will probably return. So enjoy it, be safe and have a wonderful (white?) Valentine’s Day.

Arkansas County Farmers’ Market Annual Meeting February 19

Miss Gillett Pageants Planned

Chuck Capps, County Extension Agent – Staff Chair

Local individuals will have access to fresh produce once again this year at the Farmers’ Markets sponsored by the UA Cooperative Extension Service through markets located in DeWitt and Stuttgart. Research shows that fresh produce which is left on the vine to ripen provides more vitamins than produce that is picked and allowed to continue to ripen while in storage or during shipment to grocery stores. If you are not able to invest the time and labor into growing your own fresh vegetables, then the Farmers’ Market is an ideal source for you in getting the best produce for preparing nutritious meals for your family members. The Farmers Market Annual Organizational Meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 19, 2014. The meeting will start at 9:00 a.m. at the County Extension Office

By Darla Grantham The Gillett PTA has scheduled the Miss Gillett pageants for Saturday, March 8th, 2014 beginning at 2:00 p.m. in the Gillett High School auditorium. There are four age groups: Little Miss Gillett, ages 3–6, Young Miss Gillett, ages 7–11, Junior Miss Gillett, ages 12– 15, and Miss Gillett, ages 16–18. Contestants must compete within the age group they fall on the day of the pageant. Entry fee for each group is $35.00. Each division will have a photogenic winner, and that category will carry an additional $10.00 entry fee. Contestants must reside in the former Gillett school district #66, and/or attend Gillett Elementary/ABC Preschool to compete. Entry forms and fees must be turned into the elementary office no later than Tuesday, March 4th, 2014. Rehearsals will be held Friday, March 7th at 5:30 p.m. in the auditorium.

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in DeWitt. A business session will be held and 2014 Farmers’ Market officers will be elected. Guidelines for selling produce will be discussed and updated as needed, and the Farmers’ Market WIC program guidelines will be reviewed. There is a need for additional producers to meet the needs of our clientele. If you already grow a large garden and want to turn it into extra income join the Farmers’ Market. The organizational meeting will be a good place to learn more about the market. If you want to garden for the first time, we will provide information on the production of vegetables. With the increased prices of produce at grocery stores, producing locally grown fresh produce could be very profitable for those interested in gardening. Members pay a $20. membership fee and sign an agreement stating

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Sunnyside Missionary Baptist Church of 161 Sunnyside Road, DeWitt will host the Youth Fellowship of the Arkansas Prairie Missionary Baptist Association on Saturday, February15 at 7:00

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p.m. The devotional will be given by Bro. Harvey Brock, Pastor. Everyone is invited to bring special music. Fellowship and Refreshments will follow the service.

that all produce, flowers, honey, eggs, preserved or handcrafted items sold at the market are produced in Arkansas County. This meeting and membership to the Arkansas County Farmers’ Market Organization is open to any Arkansas County resident regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, marital or veteran status or any other legally protected status. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (large print, audiotapes, etc.) should notify the Arkansas County Extension office as soon as possible prior to the activity. For more information on how you can become a member of the Farmers’ Market organization or if you have questions regarding the services offered through the markets, contact the Arkan-

sas County Extension Office at 870-946-3231 or 870-673-2346; or email: arkd@uaex.edu Fruit Pruning Demonstration Workshop Interested individuals are invited to a Fruit Pruning Demonstration Workshop to be held on Thursday, February 20, 2014. It will be held at the UofA Fruit Research Station at Clarksville, Arkansas. Participants will learn about the principles of pruning along with a hands-on demonstration for pruning apples, blueberries, brambles, grapes and peaches. The workshop will begin with registration at 1:00 p.m. and end at 4:00 p.m. and is open for commercial producers or a homeowner. Participants will pay a $5.00 fee to attend. To pre-register or obtain additional information call the station at 479754-2406.

Black History Program Service and Meal The Mt. Calvary M.B. Church in Gillett will be having a Black History Program Sunday February 16, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. The Reverend James Spings along with Brook

Chapel Church of Monticello, Arkansas. An old fashioned meal will be served after the service. All are invited per Pastor Gary Russell and church family.

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Arkansas House of Representatives As we enter the state’s third Fiscal Session, we are reminded of the power the voters have to amend our laws. After all, Fiscal Sessions began when back in 2008, 69% of voters said we should meet every year. Our state constitution was written in 1874. But a government’s needs can change over time. Arkansans have responded by approving 91 amendments. In Arkansas, there are two ways to put an amendment before the voters. First, an individual or group can have the language of a ballot measure approved by the Attorney General and then collect 78,133 valid signatures. The second way amendments are put forth is by the General Assembly. Article 19 of the Arkan-

sas Constitution allows either house of the General Assembly to propose constitutional amendments. The amendment requires majority approval of both houses, but limits the legislature to just three issues it can put on the ballot. The 89th General Assembly put forth three amendments last year. This week, we would like to explain what you will see on the November ballot. Issue #1 addresses rules by our state agencies. Currently, the legislature reviews any changes state agencies make to their rules or regulations. This amendment would require legislature approval before the new rules are implemented. Issue #2 addresses the number of signatures gathered by initiative

campaigns. Currently, ballot issue groups are given an additional 30 days from the Secretary of State’s deadline to gather more signatures, if an insufficient amount is found to be valid. The amendment you will see in November, would give only give the ballot groups additional time if at least 75% of the signatures turned in are valid. And finally, Issue #3 addresses ethics and term limits for members. It would prohibit corporate campaign contributions and ban elected officials from accepting gifts from lobbyists which would not be offered to members of the public. It would also amend term limits for state senators and representatives. Currently, House members can serve up to three consecutive 2

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year terms. Senators can serve two 4 year terms. However, after redistricting Senators draw for a 2 year or 4 year term. If a Senator draws a two year term, he or she can run a third time to serve a total of 10 years. Issue #3 would do away with the limits in each individual chamber and instead allow members to serve a collective 16 years in the General Assembly regardless of which chamber. We encourage you to study the issues closely before November. Although members have the power to put the issues on the ballot, it is you the voter who has the ultimate control when it comes to changing our constitution.

Bielema’s Job Now to Turn Recruits Into Additional Stars

By Robert Shields

Razorback football coach Bret Bielema has completed his second year in the SEC recruiting trenches. The kids are no longer “commitments” but signed to the UofA. The signing parties have been held in Fayetteville and Little Rock, and the highlight videos have been shown. It’s important to remember now that what you have seen in the video footage is a high-school athlete at his very best. For many as they are introduced into the SEC, you will see them at times at their worst. The SEC is brutal, cruel, and one of the toughest sports leagues in the world. Yet, you have been told on recruiting bulletin boards and by radio personalities that these kids are good and not to worry about star ratings. On paper, this is a bad class. Luckily for the Razorbacks, the games are never played on paper. If he were honest, Bielema would tell you that he would trade his class for the one Alabama signed last Wednesday. And on average, Alabama’s five-star recruits are going to beat Arkansas’ three-star recruits. On paper, though, this class is no better or

worse than what Arkansas has recruited over the last several years. I compared the football program to a prize fighter that was knocked down, and maybe this recruiting class will come back screaming off the mat. Depending on the recruiting service, this class landed around No. 30. Not bad, and it put them around perennial powers such as Oregon, Penn State, Michigan, and Nebraska. It can also be argued this is actually an excellent recruiting class considering the circumstances that it was born out of. After not winning an SEC game, losing a record-setting nine games in a row, and finishing 3-9, you can claim it’s a victory to not fall in the recruiting rankings. It’s a base to build the future upon. On the other hand, if you want to be negative, it was a class that was behind most of Arkansas’ competition in the SEC. Many stated that last year’s team was talent deficient. In that world, it had to be disappointing that the team could only sign 24 out of a possible 26. It’s understandable to not waste two scholarships on two players

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who you know will never make it at the school. But, you have to wonder why it ended up that way. The team needed to max out at 26 with as many new talented bodies as it could. This was not the case. The team loaded up with people in the secondary in this recruiting class -- a sign that times have changed as Bobby Petrino loaded up his classes with so many receivers. The high volume of added players who can contribute to the secondary should come as no surprise to anyone who saw last year’s team. The final drive by LSU last season was a great example as the Tigers drove 99 yards, much of it through the air from their little-used back-up quarterback. The poor secondary last year, which was so maligned, resulted from more than just a lack of talent. Players got injured and the secondary got no help from a completely depleted linebacking group that was often learning on the job. It also did not help the secondary, just as the rest of the team, that they were fighting through their fourth coach in about a year and a half. The lack of coaching sta-

bility can affect the best of players. It is a sad state, though, that the once-proud Razorbacks that used to feature secondary talent named Danny Walters, Greg Lasker, Steve Atwater, Orlando Watters, Kenoy Kennedy, Kenny Hamlin, and David Barrett to name a few now features a continuing cast of understudies. Heck, I’m sure last year even would have welcomed Tony Bua. So sticking with theme of the week that stars do not matter, who will be the biggest contributor in this freshman class? Why not go with the kid from Pine Bluff Dollarway, Joshua Liddell? He has two stars by all the recruiting services and will probably be the kid that pans out. And in the end, like all his predecessors since Arkansas entered the SEC, it will be Bielema’s job to turn these threestar recruits into fourstar players and hope as much. As Razorback fans suffer through the winter of their discontent with the previous season, with this class, some fans can still see the sun.

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will be taking sealed bids for mowing the cemetery. Bids must be mailed to Gillett Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 124, Gillett, AR 72055. All bids must be received by February 25, 2014. The board has the right to reject any or all bids.

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Monday, Feb. 17 President’s Day

Courthouse Closing & Rural Trash Schedule

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FAITH & RELIGION WEEKLY SERMON

The Increase of The Kingdom of God

What We All Need and Want

By William Wood

By Tom Smith

The increase of Gods Kingdom is, or should be, the desire of our heart. It is far more to be desired than the growth of membership in a clan. (church system) It is not our motive to bring People into our Church, with all their Pre-Conceived ideas about religion, but to see that they have a change of nature, called Regeneration, or the New Birth. This change will then bring them into all truth, and not leave them with their own Peculiar views of Christianity! Our first concern then must be to bring them to the Great Sheppard, who has Promised to “Lead us into all truth.” To change mans thinking from Methodist to Baptist, or Baptist to Pentecostals & etc., may be a work for those who are trying to build a large crowd, but to get them to Christ is the aim of a God called minister! When they are filled with the Holy Ghost we can be very sure that He will teach them the truths of the Bible. We do not consider it to be “Soul Winning” to hurriedly add names to our church rolls in order to show a good report at the end of the year. This can be easily done by men who have an out-going personality and a pleasing way with People. By all means we want to bring Sinners into the church, but they are never to be taught that they are “Gods Children” just because they come to your church, & perhaps even support it financially. To introduce the unconverted People into our church is to weaken and degrade it, and so what might look like a gain is really a loss. And this is not to even mention the harm to the individual! We should not blame the People who come to church with a desire to live a better life, for not knowing about the Supernatural Change that God works in a human heart, that makes us a Christian! This change must be taught them by those of us who have experienced it ourselves. It is not possible for an unconverted Person to understand Conversion! Before it happens to us we are blind to its miracle working Power, and we can only be brought into it by someone we trust to tell us the truth about it. This being true, then can you see the very great harm in men who have gone into the Pulpit without this change, who may only have a fleshly desire to Preach, or perhaps a degree from some College! They may be good men, but we must have more than good intentions, we must have an experience that has changed our very thinking and is Continually Separating us from the ways of the world. This experience will not make us Perfect beings, but it will make us want to be Perfect. It will cause us to repent when we get wrong & do all to make our wrongs right! The death of Christ on the cross is the most remarkable event in all history. Centuries before it happened it was told by men that God raised up to direct their thoughts to a full revelation of Himself. They were called Prophets, Apostles, Pastors, Evangelists and teachers. They are with us today. They can help you know the difference between religion and Christianity! Amen

Youth Fellowship of the Arkansas Prairie Missionary Baptist Association Sunnyside Missionary Baptist Church of 161 Sunnyside Road, DeWitt will host the Youth Fellowship of the Arkansas Prairie Missionary Baptist Association on Saturday, February15 at 7:00 p.m. The devotional will be given by Bro. Harvey Brock, Pastor. Everyone is invited to bring special music. Fellowship and Refreshments will follow the service.

Fellow Community Leaders In June the DIDC embarked upon a project to contract with MESA Landscape Architects to develop a comprehensive community plan for Community Beautification, Recreation and Economic Development. This PROFESSIONALLY designed plan will help our community implement improvements to make DEWITT an inviting place to stay for a day OR A LIFETIME! What will the plan do? Create a unified look for the community Provide design guidelines for future developments Create a product for soliciting grants Areas of Focus: DIDC Property Square/Downtown District New Water Park/Playground Entrances/Thoroughfares The DIDC committed to a budget of $25,000 for illustrative plans and support graphics to convey the vision the community wants to present to both the residents and prospective businesses to locate in DeWitt. The group also committed to fund half of the budget ($12,500) with the intent to raise the remaining half through other organizations and individuals committed to growing the community and increasing the quality of life for its citizens. A community meeting was held to gather feedback for this type of comprehensive plan and much interest was generated and ideas circulated for the MESA Landscape group to get a feel for the needs of the community. To date, almost all of the remaining $12,500 has been raised, leaving a balance of less than $1000 to begin work on the project. The DIDC is asking for your support to raise the balance and lead the way in 2014 for a better DeWitt. It will take the collective efforts of

It’s life’s most precious “commodity”—something we all need and want. And this week more money will be spent trying to show it than at any other time of the year. What is it? It’s love. Yes, this week we celebrate Valentine’s Day and will spend lots of money on everything ranging from cards to candy to flowers to jewelry to eating out, etc. It’s estimated that our nation will spend over $13 billion this year alone. Unbelievable! Why is this? Simply because—at least once a year—we want to express our love in a tangible way. How wonderful it’d be if we did that every other day of the year! Although it began as a religious, liturgical celebration of various Christian saints named Valentine or Valentinus in 496 A.D., by the early 18th century in Great Britain it’d become a time for exchanging small tokens or handwritten notes of affection between friends. Historians record this also occurred in America during the same time, with the first mass-produced Valentine’s cards being sold by Esther Howland in 1840. Since that time, our celebration of this day—often viewed as a special day for sweetheart or lovers—has grown. Even now I remember my years in elementary school when we’d buy a box of flimsy, paper valentines and give them to our classmates, along with a box of those small, different-colored candy valentines with a special message on them. I’d always save the best Valentine for that “special one” in our class and laugh giddily as I received one from her, eagerly searching for those words “I love you” above her signature. Puppy love, for sure. By our teenage years we were more sophisticated in our expressions, often buying some chocolate candy in a beautiful heart-shaped box. During our dating years, we’d even buy that girl-of-our-dreams a corsage and/or go out to eat with some other “couples.” But soon all of our times of falling-in-and-out-of love gave way to “grown-up” love. We began more

all citizens to implement these improvements, but the community is counting on our leaders to get the ball rolling. Please join us in committing to a brighter future for our community and send your contribution to: DeWitt Industrial Development Corporation, P.O. Box 511, DeWitt, AR 72042. Checks will be payable to the DIDC, with MESA Community Plan in the subject line. Any additional funds collected will be reserved to begin implementation of individual projects proposed within the plan. For more information or questions, please contact Mayor Ralph Relyea. We appreciate your support and look forward to a productive new year! Sincerely, Tami Hornbeck, MESA Community Plan project chairperson

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serious dating, wondering if this-or-that person was the “one”—someone we’d want to spend the rest of our lives with. And, hopefully, if you married, you chose wisely and are experiencing love at a deeper level, particularly if God has blessed you with children. Regardless, when it comes to love, we all need to feel loved and have someone to love. Life would be so lonely and virtually unbearable if we felt there was no one who loved us or vice versa. Think about it: Children need to know their parents love them. Parents need to know their children love them. Spouses need to know their mate loves them, passionately and unconditionally. And, even if we try to show our love the best we know how, we still fall short— both in giving and receiving. That’s why we need help: God’s help. He’s the only One Who truly loves us unconditionally. . .just as we are. . .overlooking our faults and seeing our needs. He knows we need help in moving from a self-centered life to a self-giving one. That’s why He sent Jesus into this world to show us what True Love is all about. Truly, Jesus was/is the Supreme Example and Expression of God’s Love. And, as we yield to His tender embrace we experience what we’ve been needing and wanting all along. Here’s hoping you know the Father’s Love firsthand. If so, rejoice; if not, do not rest until you do. Only then will you know that Calvary was really God’s first Valentine Day here on earth and Jesus was His Present to you sent special delivery all the way from Heaven. God bless you. (NOTE: If you’d like to contact Bro. Tom or receive his daily e-mail devotional, entitled “Morning Manna,” you can write him at P.O. Box 10614, Fort Smith, AR 72917 or e-mail him at pressingon@hotmail.com). -30-

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Where Jesus Christ Is Always Present In Word and Sacrament Pastor Chad Philipp Bro. Dennis Ingle Pastor Jason Burke Assc. Pastor/ Youth Minister Perry Simpson Music

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Arkansas County DeWitt High School Farmers’ Market Annual Student A Horatio Alger Meeting February 19 Scholarship Recipient By Chuck Capps, County Extension Agent – Staff Chair Local individuals will have access to fresh produce once again this year at the Farmers’ Markets sponsored by the UA Cooperative Extension Service through markets located in DeWitt and Stuttgart. Research shows that fresh produce which is left on the vine to ripen provides more vitamins than produce that is picked and allowed to continue to ripen while in storage or during shipment to grocery stores. If you are not able to invest the time and labor into growing your own fresh vegetables, then the Farmers’ Market is an ideal source for you in getting the best produce for preparing nutritious meals for your family members. The Farmers Market Annual Organizational Meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 19, 2014. The meeting will start at 9:00 a.m. at the County Extension Office in DeWitt. A business session will be held and 2014 Farmers’ Market officers will be elected. Guidelines for selling produce will be discussed and updated as needed, and the Farmers’ Market WIC program guidelines will be reviewed. There is a need for additional producers to meet the needs of our clientele. If you already grow a large garden and want to turn it into extra income join the Farmers’ Market. The organizational meeting will be a good place to learn more about the market. If you want to garden for the first time, we will provide information on the production of vegetables. With the increased prices of produce at grocery stores, producing locally grown fresh produce could be very profitable for those interested in gardening. Members pay a $20. membership fee and sign an agreement stating that all

produce, flowers, honey, eggs, preserved or handcrafted items sold at the market are produced in Arkansas County. This meeting and membership to the Arkansas County Farmers’ Market Organization is open to any Arkansas County resident regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, marital or veteran status or any other legally protected status. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (large print, audiotapes, etc.) should notify the Arkansas County Extension office as soon as possible prior to the activity. For more information on how you can become a member of the Farmers’ Market organization or if you have questions regarding the services offered through the markets, contact the Arkansas County Extension Office at 870-946-3231 or 870-673-2346; or email: arkd@uaex.edu Fruit Pruning Demonstration Workshop Interested individuals are invited to a Fruit Pruning Demonstration Workshop to be held on Thursday, February 20, 2014. It will be held at the UofA Fruit Research Station at Clarksville, Arkansas. Participants will learn about the principles of pruning along with a hands-on demonstration for pruning apples, blueberries, brambles, grapes and peaches. The workshop will begin with registration at 1:00 p.m. and end at 4:00 p.m. and is open for commercial producers or a homeowner. Participants will pay a $5.00 fee to attend. To pre-register or obtain additional information call the station at 479-7542406.

It was recently announced that 606 students from across the nation will receive the prestigious 2014 Horatio Alger State Scholarship. There are seven scholars from Arkansas and one, Storm Archambeau, from DeWitt attending DeWitt High School. These annual scholarships recognize outstanding students, who, in the face of great adversity, have exhibited an admirable commitment to continuing their education and serving their communities. Collectively, the 2014 Horatio Alger State Scholarship recipients have maintained a GPA of 3.6 and a mean SAT score of 1,593, while coming from a household with an average annual income of $21,482. Through the scholarship program, each recipient is awarded an average of $6,000 to apply toward the tuition of their selected college or university. Additionally, State Scholars will have access to a variety of resources including college preparatory support, access to guidance and

crisis counselors as well as mentoring programs. Founded in 1947, the Horatio Alger Association has administered one of the nation’s largest privately-funded, need-based financial aid programs, which was established in 1984, and has awarded more than $100 million in undergraduate, graduate and specialized scholarships to students from across the United States, including the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Canada. In 2000, 16 years after the national scholarship program was founded, Horatio Alger Members also began funding scholarships specifically concentrated in states to further its mission of offering resilient young people support to pursue their collegiate goals. For more information about Horatio Alger Association and its 2014 Scholars, please visit* https://www. horatioalger.org.

Editor’s Note The staff of the DeWitt Era-Enterprise would like to remind everyone that we reserve the right to publish and edit news and editorial submissions as deemed necessary. The editor reserves all rights to decide which news submissions appear in the paper as well as when and how the stories will appear. News and editorial submissions are taken in free of charge and are run when space permits at the discretion of the editor. We would also like to ad that all articles should be sent in a .doc or .docx format. Stories cannot be placed in the paper in a PDF format. However, ads should be sent in a

PDF or jpeg format. We cannot use an ad sent in a word format. All photos should be .jpeg and should NOT be in a word document. Also, all submitted articles and stories should not exceed 500 words. We cannot accommodate for large stories and will be forced to cut the stories down to size or discard completely. We would also like to remind everyone that we need at least a 24 hour notice for any news coverage. We are very short staffed and we need time to make accommodations in case two or more events occur at the same time.

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The Legend of Sleepy Holow Brought to Life by Arkansas Arts Center Children’s Theatre on Tour The Arkansas Arts Center Children’s Theatre on Tour will perform The Legend of Sleepy Hollow at Grand Prairie Center in Riceland Auditorium on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. Children’s Theatre on Tour is part of the State Services program at the Arkansas Arts Center, the state’s premiere center for visual and performing arts with a renowned collection of international art. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is based on the popular American story by Washington Irving. Ichabod Crane is a bookish, timid fellow living in the secluded town of Sleepy Hollow. Journey with Ichabod and his haunted imagination as he fights for the affection of a beautiful woman, suffers the ridicule of the town bully, and en-

counters the tale of the Headless Horseman. The play was adapted for the stage by Kathryn Schultz Miller from Cincinnati, Ohio. “The Children’s Theatre on Tour brings the magic of the theatre to thousands of children and families across the state,� said Arkansas Arts Center executive director Todd Herman. “Every year, their performances wow the audiences and create extraordinary theatre experiences that educate, challenge and inspire young people and their communities.� Children’s Theatre on Tour will be traveling to tour locations around the state from February 13 to March 21 performing The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Other productions of the 2013-2014 season The Engine That

Thought It Could from April 1 to May 9. For more information on how to bring the Arkansas Arts Center Children’s Theatre on Tour to your community, visit www.arkansasartscenter.org or call (501)3960350. Fee assistance may be available through the Arkansas Arts Council. “Like� the Arkansas Arts Center on Facebook for the most up-to-date information on exhibitions, events and educational offerings. The performance is free to the area public and private schools in partnership with Phillips Community College Foundation. If any children in the age group of Middle School to High School would like to attend the performance, parents can attend and the student’s reserva-

tion through the Grand Prairie Center Box Office 870-673-4201, Ext. 1895. DeWitt Public Schools are not in session on this date due to an in-service workshop. GENERAL INFORMATION Contact: (501)372-4000 Location: Arkansas Arts Center Children’s Theatre – 9th and Commerce, Little Rock, AR 72202 Cost: Ticket cost may vary depending on location Arkansas Arts Center programs are supported in part by: the City of Little Rock; the Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau; the City of North Little Rock and the Arkansas Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Essex Family Makes Large Donation to Animal Shelter In memory of her sister, Loma Essex, Laura and the Essex Family has donated an abundance of food, blankets, treats and toys to the DeWitt Animal Shelter. “For the past six years,� Animal Control Officer Michelle Martin says, “the Essex Family has made large contributions to the Animal Shelter.� Loma had a great love of animals. She would have been 30 years old this year.

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COMMUNITY NEWS Mannis Seeks Re-Election as Arkansas County Assessor I, Regina Mannis, am announcing that I will be seeking re-election for my 4th term as Arkansas County Assessor. I am a lifelong resident of Arkansas County. I was married to Carlon Mannis for 37 years. We have one son, Carroll Mannis of Stuttgart, three granddaughters, Carissa and Harley of DeWitt and Carson of Stuttgart. I have 15 years of experience in the Assessor’s Office, beginning in 1999 as Deputy Assessor in Real Estate at the Stuttgart Office. In 2002 I became the Arkansas County Appraiser. Since January 2009 I have served as the Assessor. Previous to this I was employed by the Stuttgart School System for 17 years. I am a certified Level 4 Appraiser and Reappraisal Manager. I have successfully completed the courses offer by the Assessment Coordination Department

Dragons’ Halftime Lead Interrupted by Weather

New and Renewal Concealed Handgun Class will be at PCC campus DeWitt at 9am on Saturday, Feb. 22. The class on Feb. 8 was cancelled due to weather. IF YOU ONLY NEED TO RENEW, be there at 1:00.. Again the date for this class is Feb. 22. I will also have classes on the following dates (same time and place): March 8 and April 12. If you have any questions, please call Jimmy Black 870-509-2318 ASP #11-697

and the International Association of Assessing Officers. Since becoming Assessor for Arkansas County it has been my goal to make assessments easier for the public by creating a website and making online Personal Property assessments available as well as free online Real Estate records. My staff and I have worked to ensure everyone in our county who is eligible for the homestead credit and caps have been notified and the applications have been processed. I appreciate the people of Arkansas County giving me the opportunity to serve as their County Assessor. If re-elected I will continue to do my best to perform the duties of this office. My staff and I are always available to help the public any way that we can.

The DeWitt Dragons were leading the Crossett Eagles last Friday 40-30 going into the half. However, Mother Nature had different plants for the rest of the game as the snow fell and forced a postponement. “It was disappointing at the time,� Coach Russell said, “because we were playing so well. But hind-sight’s 20/20. It was the right decision.� Photos by Marilyn Rousseau

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The Dragonettes were defeated last Friday by the Crossett Eagles by a final score of 47-22. It was a tough loss that would be followed by bad weather that ultimately postponed the Sr. Boys at halftime in the next game. The leading scorers for the Dragonettes were Lauren Pace and Savanna Bisswanger with 6 points each. Photos by Marilyn Rousseau

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373 Center Rd.- 4496 sq feet, 85 acres. Beautiful home, shop, pool, pond, hunting. $869,000 21713 S. Hwy 88- 2000 sq feet, 3 acres, log home located in Reydell. $325,000 205 Elm Branch Rd.- 2506 sq feet, 8 acres, pond, barn, additional living quarters. $182,000 423 W. 2nd St.- 5514 sq feet, 5 bedrooms 3.5 baths, character and space. $164,000 3409 Hwy 153- 2214 sq feet, 4 bedroom 2 bath, bonus room, 1 acre. $159,000 1050 Hwy 130 W- 1962 sq feet, 4 bedrom 2 bath, 1 acre, 4 year old home. $158,500 300 S. Monroe- 2632 sq feet, 3 bedroom 2.5 bath, fresh remodel. $129,500 Sale Pending 1016 Hwy 130 West- 2240 sq feet, 5 bedroom 2 bath modular home on 1 acre. $125,000 #8 Watkins Ln- 1344 sq feet, 6.71 acres, shop, country living, pine trees. $124,900 54 Devore Rd.- 1285 sq feet, 1.18 acres, 3 bedroom, nice greenhouse, and large covered parking. $98,500 408 W 2nd St.- 1790 sq feet, 3 bedroom 2 bath, nice floor plan, large rooms. $89,000 Sale Pending 117 N Jefferson- 1240 sq feet, 3 bedroom 2 bath, remodeled recently. $86,500 51 Lee Lane- 1272 sq feet, 3 bedroom 2 bath, remodeled recently, Crocketts Bluff. $79,500 610 W Halliburton- 1040 sq feet, 3 bedroom 1 bath, great location, fresh remodel. $79,500 53 N Forks Lagrue Rd.- 1068 sq feet, 3 acres, new roof, great location. $67,500 Sale Pending 615 S Van Buren- 1272 sq feet, 3 bedroom 2 bath, metal roof, large kitchen, outside deck. $65,000 Sale Pending 725 S May- 1404 sq feet, 3 bedroom 2 bath, large porch, large yard, 2 car carport. $65,000 ←New Listing 202 S. Van Buren- 1192 sq feet, 2 bedroom 1 bath, priced to sell, great neighborhood. $61,000 608 W Halliburton- 2012 sq feet, 2 story home, great location, priced to sell. $55,000 521 E 4th St.- 1036 sq feet, 2 bedroom 1 bath, cute home, close to everything. $29,900 ←New Listing Multiple Addresses- 2 homes, a duplex, and a lot. All for only $26,500 Sale Pending

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314 Hwy 165 B- 1778 sq feet, recently remodeled, new roof, great location. $110,000 112 W Leslie- 1498 sq feet, 3 bedroom 2 bath, great location. $75,000 510 W Park St.- 1692 sq feet, 4 bedroom 2 bath, priced to sell. $54,200 Sale Pending 98 Tedford Island Rd.- 748 sq feet, mobile home (river view). $29,500 10 Connie Hill Ln- 2 bedroom 1 bath, great family camp (Tichnor). $38,000

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Boone Hill Rd.- 50 acres, home spot, hunting, affordable. $150,000 S. Dudley- Mobile home park located on 2nd St. and Dudley St. Jackhill Rd.- 10 acres, great home spot. $35,000 Sale Pending 805 W 10th- A lot in a great neighborhood. $12,500 2nd St.- Comm. lot behind Kroger, great price. $12,000 208 S. Tyler St.- 50x140 lot. Only $8,000 501 N Washington- A lot that would make a great home spot. $6,000 Sale Pending Jacks Bay Rd., Tichnor- 200 acres, farm and hunting. $660,000 Sale Pending 40 Acres- of hunting ground in Ethel. $90,000 87 Acres- of hunting ground near Pendelton Bridge. $340,000 1203 S. Whitehead Dr.- 4400 sq feet, great location, Hwy 1 bypass. $98,000 613 E 2nd St.- 6600 sq feet, high traffic area, reduced to $69,000

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Love Is In the Air... “Valentine’s Day” is coming up and the other day someone said: love is in the air. At face value, that may seem like a wellworn cliché laced in saccharine. I mean, once a year we “show” our love

because of a date on the calendar. Because tradition tells us to. But I see it another way. I see it another way. I see it as: love IS in the air. And not because the calendar says so. It’s because it truly is. Love is

a real and tangible thing, not just made up of silky roses, stuffed animals, helium balloons or rich candy. Sure, I love these things and they help express it, calcify it on a surface level. But at their essence, they serve as a way to tether love and pull it to you. Yet who wants to simply bring it to you. I say rise to it. Because it’s there, hovering above us in the air. Work toward it. Earn it. I mean, you want to scale Mt. Everest, you don’t bring it’s snow-capped peaks to you, you climb to it. So it is with love. And to do that takes more than a 24-hour period of romance. It’s not just 1,440 minutes of expression. It takes 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year to reach it. To reach her. With that said, I say this. Guys, rise to her. Elevate yourself to reach her level. And give to her every day. Not just the 14th of February, but 365 days a year. Give her flowers. Every day. Give her kisses and hugs, every day.

Make her dinner, give her massages and draw her bubble baths surrounded with candles and a soft music ambiance. Give her love poems that may be cheesy but are real. Give her breakfast in bed, go on walks, watch movies. Watch the rise and fall of her breathing as she sleeps and as she wakes. Give her honesty, give her tenderness, give her foot rubs and small talk and deep talk and warmth and comfort and understanding and understand that you are flawed but strive for flawlessness. Give every ounce of energy to give her every cell inside your body for 86.400 seconds every day of every year and DON’T waste a single one of them. These are some of the the most important things you will ever do. Nothing is too small. Nothing is trivial. Love is in the air. Reach for it, fingers outstretched, and grab it. And hold on as you rise to meet her. Because the view is breathtaking.

Bluegrass Band to Perform in Concert Series Donna Ulisse and the Poor Mountain Boys will perform a concert of bluegrass music on Monday, February 24, at 7:00 p.m. at the Collins Theatre, 120 West Emerson Street, in downtown Paragould, Arkansas. The concert is part of the Bluegrass Monday concert series presented by KASU 91.9 FM. KASU will literally “pass the hat” to collect money to pay the group. The suggested donation is $5 per person. Ulisse is an acclaimed singer-songwriter, twice having been nominated for the “Songwriter of the Year” award by the International Bluegrass Music Association. She was born into a musical family in Virginia, and she grew up surrounded by the traditional music that was prevalent in her home state.

In the 1980s, Ulisse was an in-demand vocalist in Nashville for demo recordings and for singing background vocals. In 1991, she released a critically-acclaimed country music CD for Atlantic Records. Later in the 1990s, Ulisse focused her attention on songwriting, and her songs were well-received in the bluegrass music community. That response to her songs led to recording her first CD of bluegrass music in 2007. She has since recorded six additional bluegrass music CDs, primarily featuring her own songs. Ulisse’s songs have been recorded by numerous bluegrass artists including Del McCoury, Claire Lynch, the Bankesters, Nu-Blu, and Darrin and Brooke Aldridge. Ulisse is married to Rick Stanley, a cousin to blue-

grass legends Dr. Ralph Stanley and Carter Stanley. Rick Stanley leads Ulisse’s band, the Poor Mountain Boys. Stanley plays guitar in the band along with banjo player Greg Davis, mandolin player Jon Martin and bassist Bill Baldock. Ulisse and her band perform at bluegrass festivals and venues throughout the country, and they have appeared multiple times on TV and radio programs. More details about Ulisse and her music, including videos of past performances, are available at www.donnaulisse.com. In addition to the concert, Terry’s Café, 201 South Pruett Street in Paragould, opens on Bluegrass Monday nights to welcome bluegrass music fans. The café serves a catfish buffet meal beginning at 4:30

p.m. on the evenings of Bluegrass Monday concerts. Concessions will also be available at the Collins Theatre. Bluegrass Monday concerts are held on the fourth Monday night of each month. These concerts are presented with support from Bibb Chiropractic, the Posey Peddler, Holiday Inn Express and Suites of Paragould, the Northeast Arkansas Bluegrass Association and KASU. KASU, 91.9 FM, is the 100,000 watt public broadcasting service of Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. For more information, contact KASU Program Director Marty Scarbrough at mscarbro@astate.edu or 870-972-2367. Bluegrass Monday is also on Facebook (search “Bluegrass Monday”).

Crockett’s Bluff, Ethel & St. Charles News By: Margaret Aycock Our sincere and prayers goes out to the families and friends of Edith Marie (Mullins) Sweetin of Tichnor, who went to be with her Heavenly Father and her husband, Donald and her son Wade whom had gone on before her. Edith passed away Monday, February 3, 2014. Her funeral services were held Wednesday, February 5, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. at Essex Funeral Chapel in DeWitt. The visitation and book signing was at 1:00 p.m. Burial was at Bonner’s Chapel Cemetery. Bob and Ida Newkirk from St. Charles, visited yesterday afternoon with J.W. and I. They brought me a big (homemade) coconut cake for my birthday. Yum! Yum! Sure was good. Thanks, Kiddos!!! Mrs. Josie Padgett was honored on her 94th birthday last week with a surprise party/luncheon at Mary J.’s Country Store and resturant in Ethel. Ms. Josie told me this

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Feb. 14 David Burrell - Feb. 14 Rachel Gray - Feb, 15 Lois Williams Feb. 15 Kristi Whitmore Feb. 15 Hunter Shook Feb. 15 Gaash Lockhart Feb. 15 Mary Bisswanger Feb. 16 Bennie West Jr. Feb. 16 Xavier Callon Feb. 16 Beth Carter - Feb. 16 Jaden Hornbeck Feb. 17 Jackye Jacobs - Feb. 17 Haley Fisher - Feb. 17 Lindsey Ballew Feb. 17 Charley Jo Miller Feb. 17 Natalie Nicole Cruz Feb. 17 Kelly Mitchell Feb. 18 Madison Boucher Feb. 18 Jerry Fly - Feb. 18 Erica Amyx - Feb. 18 Elizabeth Watson Eason - Feb. 19

Green technology manufacturer seeking reps. Immediate earning potential, full or part-time. Will train. Call Matthew Mattingly (800) 961-1953.

DBSA is accepting applications for a Grounds Keeper/Maintenance Person for the 2014 season. Duties include mowing, trash pick up, prep of fields before games, etc. For more info, call 870-946-5745. Send resumes to: DBSA P.O. Box 626 DeWitt, AR 72042

HELP WANTED Exit Bail Bond Company is looking for an agent in the DeWitt area. Must be honest, trustworthy, and dependable. If interested, please send resume to Exit Bail Bond Co, 104 W. Broadway, Morrilton, AR 72110, or e-mail to arrazorbucks@yahoo.com

Adams Fertilizer Equipment is now accepting applications for an office position. We’re looking for a responsible adut with good office skills. Apply in person to Shane Adams at 1503 Whitehead Dr., DeWitt. No phone calls please.

Help Wanted Welders needed at Adams Fertilizer Equipment. Apply in person at 1503 S. Whithead Drive

Lumber One Home Center is accepting applications for full time positions in the warehouse/lumber yard and part time positions for in-store customer service. Job duties will vary from truck driving, forklift operation, and physical lifting as well as assisting customers. Some knowledge in building material is helpful. Benefits include paid holidays, vacation, health insurance and profit sharing for full time positions. Please apply in person at 301 E. Michigan St. Stuttgart, AR 72160

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morning that she had a large birthday cake and a very good lunch that day. And, lots of beautifull flowers. We love you Ms. Josie, and wish you many more birthdays. God bless you! You are a mentor to everyone that knows you! O.K., You guys & Gals, This is your WAKEUP CAll! Valentine’s Day is February 14th. Please don’t forget your love-ones this day. Or ??????????????? I would like to welcome our new editor to the DeWitt Era Enterprise family. Kevin Brown has taken the position that Valen Franks vacated. I miss you, Valen, and I have not met Kevin yet, but I’m glad to have an editor.

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LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICE MORTGAGEE’S NOTICE OF DEFAULT AND INTENTION TO SELL YOU MAY LOSE YOUR PROPERTY IF YOU DO NOT TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION. IF YOUR PROPERTY IS SOLD, YOU WILL REMAIN LIABLE FOR ANY DEFICIENCY WHICH THEN EXISTS AND AN ACTION FOR COLLECTION MAY BE BROUGHT AGAINST YOU. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR SUCH PURPOSE. This Instrument Prepared by: WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C. 1521 Merrill Drive, Suite D-220 Little Rock, Arkansas 72211 (501) 219-9388 WHEREAS, on December 9, 2005, Christopher McClenny and Victoria Woodard executed a mortgage conveying certain property therein described to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Taylor, Bean & Whitaker Mortgage Corp., its successors and assigns; and WHEREAS, said mortgage was duly recorded December 19, 2005, at Book 2005, Page 5975 in the real estate records of Arkansas County, Arkansas; and WHEREAS, default has occurred in the payment of said indebtedness and the same is now, therefore, wholly due, and the holder of the debt has requested the undersigned to sell the property to satisfy said indebtedness, the party initiating this action is Nationstar Mortgage LLC, 350 Highland Drive, Lewisville, TX 75067, (888)480-2432; WHEREAS, the mortgagee or beneficiary has provided the undersigned a copy of the letter required to be sent to Christopher McClenny and Victoria Woodard by Act 885 of 2011; the party initiating this action is Nationstar Mortgage LLC, 350 Highland Drive , Lewisville, TX 75067, (888)480-2432; WHEREAS, the mortgagee or beneficiary has provided the undersigned a copy of the letter required to be sent to Christopher McClenny and Victoria Woodard by Act 885 of 2011; and WHEREAS, there may be tenants that claim an interest in the real property herein based upon said tenancy. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that an agent of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., as Attorney-in-Fact, by virtue of the power, duty, and authority vested in and imposed upon said Attorney-in-Fact will, on March 12, 2014, at or about 3:00 P.M. at the Arkansas County Courthouse in DeWitt, Arkansas, offer for sale certain property hereinafter described to the highest bidder for cash, free from the statutory right of redemption, homestead, dower, and all other exemptions which are expressly waived in the mortgage, said property being real estate situated in Arkansas County, Arkansas, and being more particularly described as follows: Lots 7 and 8 in Block 28, Original Town, now City of Dewitt, Arkansas. More commonly known as: 201 East 1st Street, De Witt, Arkansas 72042 UNLIKE JUDICIAL FORECLOSURE SALES, THIS STATUTORY FORECLOSURE SALE WILL BE HELD AT THE FRONT DOOR OF THE Arkansas County Courthouse OR, IF THERE IS NO AREA COMMONLY KNOWN AS THE FRONT DOOR, THEN THE SALE WILL BE HELD AT THE PLACE AT SAID VENUE WHERE FORECLOSURE SALES ARE CUSTOMARILY ADVERTISED AND CONDUCTED. This sale is subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory rights of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. The sale held pursuant to this Notice may be rescinded at the Attorney-in-Fact’s option at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. THE SALE OF THIS PROPERTY WILL BE AUCTIONED WITH RESERVE. THE TERMS OF SALE ARE CASH THE DAY OF SALE. W&A No. 52-239001 WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C. 1521 Merrill Drive, Suite D-220 Little Rock, Arkansas 72211 (501) 219-9388 Heather Martin-Herron (2011136) Agent for Mortgagee DNoticeofDefaultMortgageeAR_gfinley_140102_ 720 For more information regarding this foreclosure sale, visit WWW.MYFIR.COM Adv. 7-4tfc

LEGAL NOTICE MORTGAGEE’S NOTICE OF DEFAULT AND INTENTION TO SELL YOU MAY LOSE YOUR PROPERTY IF YOU DO NOT TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION. IF YOUR PROPERTY IS SOLD, YOU WILL REMAIN LIABLE FOR ANY DEFICIENCY WHICH THEN EXISTS AND AN ACTION FOR COLLECTION MAY BE BROUGHT AGAINST YOU. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR SUCH PURPOSE. This Instrument Prepared by: WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C. 1521 Merrill Drive, Suite D-220 Little Rock, Arkansas 72211 (501) 219-9388 WHEREAS, on August 4, 2006, Tracy S. Tucker and Edward A. Tucker, Jr. executed a mortgage conveying certain property therein described to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for America’s Wholesale Lender, its successors and assigns; and WHEREAS, said mortgage was duly recorded August 9, 2006, at Book 2006, Page 7304 in the real estate records of Arkansas County, Arkansas; and WHEREAS, default has occurred in the payment

of said indebtedness and the same is now, therefore, wholly due, and the holder of the debt has requested the undersigned to sell the property to satisfy said indebtedness, the party initiating this action is Green Tree Servicing LLC, 7360 South Kyrene Street, Tempe, AZ 85283, (888)315-8733; WHEREAS, the mortgagee or beneficiary has provided the undersigned a copy of the letter required to be sent to Tracy S. Tucker and Edward A. Tucker, Jr. by Act 885 of 2011; the party initiating this action is Green Tree Servicing LLC, 7360 South Kyrene Street , Tempe, AZ 85283, (888)315-8733; WHEREAS, the mortgagee or beneficiary has provided the undersigned a copy of the letter required to be sent to Tracy S. Tucker and Edward A. Tucker, Jr. by Act 885 of 2011; and WHEREAS, there may be tenants that claim an interest in the real property herein based upon said tenancy. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that an agent of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., as Attorney-in-Fact, by virtue of the power, duty, and authority vested in and imposed upon said Attorney-in-Fact will, on March 12, 2014, at or about 3:45 P.M. at the Arkansas County Courthouse in Stuttgart, Arkansas, offer for sale certain property hereinafter described to the highest bidder for cash, free from the statutory right of redemption, homestead, dower, and all other exemptions which are expressly waived in the mortgage, said property being real estate situated in Arkansas County, Arkansas, and being more particularly described as follows: Lot Thirty (30), Granvue Acres, an Addition to and a Subdivision of the City of Stuttgart, Northern District of Arkansas County, Arkansas. More commonly known as: 1502 Redbud Lane, Stuttgart, Arkansas 72160 UNLIKE JUDICIAL FORECLOSURE SALES, THIS STATUTORY FORECLOSURE SALE WILL BE HELD AT THE FRONT DOOR OF THE Arkansas County Courthouse OR, IF THERE IS NO AREA COMMONLY KNOWN AS THE FRONT DOOR, THEN THE SALE WILL BE HELD AT THE PLACE AT SAID VENUE WHERE FORECLOSURE SALES ARE CUSTOMARILY ADVERTISED AND CONDUCTED. This sale is subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory rights of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. The sale held pursuant to this Notice may be rescinded at the Attorney-in-Fact’s option at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. THE SALE OF THIS PROPERTY WILL BE AUCTIONED WITH RESERVE. THE TERMS OF SALE ARE CASH THE DAY OF SALE. W&A No. 58-240963 WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C. 1521 Merrill Drive, Suite D-220 Little Rock, Arkansas 72211 (501) 219-9388 Heather Martin-Herron (2011136) DNoticeofDefaultMortgageeAR_ ysmith_131224_1022 For more information regarding this foreclosure sale, visit WWW.MYFIR.COM Adv. 7-4tfc

LEGAL NOTICE TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF DEFAULT AND INTENTION TO SELL YOU MAY LOSE YOUR PROPERTY IF YOU DO NOT TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION. IF YOUR PROPERTY IS SOLD, YOU WILL REMAIN LIABLE FOR ANY DEFICIENCY WHICH THEN EXISTS AND AN ACTION FOR COLLECTION MAY BE BROUGHT AGAINST YOU. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR SUCH PURPOSE. This Instrument Prepared by: WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C. 1521 Merrill Drive, Suite D-220 Little Rock, Arkansas 72211 (501) 219-9388 WHEREAS, on October 29, 1999, Johnny R. Brown and Nancy Brown executed a deed of trust conveying certain property therein described to Samuel Christopher Johnson, as Trustee, in favor of Freedom Financial Services of Arkansas, Inc.; and WHEREAS, said deed of trust was duly recorded March 10, 2000, at Book 14, Page 130 in the real estate records of Arkansas County, Arkansas; and WHEREAS, default has occurred in the payment of said indebtedness and the same is now, therefore, wholly due, and the holder of the debt has requested the undersigned to sell the property to satisfy said indebtedness, the party initiating this action is Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as Trustee on behalf of Lake Country Mortgage Loan Trust 2005-HE1, by Green Tree Servicing LLC, 7360 South Kyrene Street, , Tempe, AZ 85283, (888)315-8733; WHEREAS, the mortgagee or beneficiary has provided the undersigned a copy of the letter required to be sent to Johnny R. Brown and Nancy Brown by Act 885 of 2011; and WHEREAS, there may be tenants that claim an interest in the real property herein based upon said tenancy. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that an agent of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., as Trustee, by virtue of the power, duty, and authority vested in and imposed upon said Trustee will, on February 26, 2014, at or about 3:00 P.M. at the Arkansas County Courthouse in DeWitt, Arkansas, offer for sale certain property hereinafter described to the highest bidder for cash, free from the statutory right of redemption, homestead, dower, and all other exemptions which are expressly waived in the deed of trust, said property being real estate situated in Arkansas County, Arkansas, and being more particularly described as follows:

Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, Block 10, Original Town of Gillett, Arkansas. More commonly known as: 405 Rose, Gillett, Arkansas 72055 UNLIKE JUDICIAL FORECLOSURE SALES, THIS STATUTORY FORECLOSURE SALE WILL BE HELD AT THE FRONT DOOR OF THE Arkansas County Courthouse OR, IF THERE IS NO AREA COMMONLY KNOWN AS THE FRONT DOOR, THEN THE SALE WILL BE HELD AT THE PLACE AT SAID VENUE WHERE FORECLOSURE SALES ARE CUSTOMARILY ADVERTISED AND CONDUCTED. This sale is subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory rights of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. The sale held pursuant to this Notice may be rescinded at the Trustee’s option at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. THE SALE OF THIS PROPERTY WILL BE AUCTIONED WITH RESERVE. THE TERMS OF SALE ARE CASH THE DAY OF SALE. W&A No. 58-239017 WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C. 1521 Merrill Drive, Suite D-220 Little Rock, Arkansas 72211 (501) 219-9388 DNoticeofDefaultTrusteeAR_ysmith_131216_ 820 For more information regarding this foreclosure sale, visit WWW.MYFIR.COM, or for general information call 501-224-5239 Adv. 5-4tfc

LEGAL NOTICE MORTGAGEE’S NOTICE OF DEFAULT AND INTENTION TO SELL YOU MAY LOSE YOUR PROPERTY IF YOU DO NOT TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION. IF YOUR PROPERTY IS SOLD, YOU WILL REMAIN LIABLE FOR ANY DEFICIENCY WHICH THEN EXISTS AND AN ACTION FOR COLLECTION MAY BE BROUGHT AGAINST YOU. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR SUCH PURPOSE. This Instrument Prepared by: WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C. 1521 Merrill Drive, Suite D-220 Little Rock, Arkansas 72211 (501) 219-9388 WHEREAS, on August 8, 2008, Mariana Arechiga executed a mortgage conveying certain property therein described to JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.; and WHEREAS, said mortgage was duly recorded August 8, 2008, at Book 2008, Page 5982 in the real estate records of Arkansas County, Arkansas; and WHEREAS, default has occurred in the payment of said indebtedness and the same is now, therefore, wholly due, and the holder of the debt has requested the undersigned to sell the property to satisfy said indebtedness, the party initiating this action is JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, Attn: Correspondence Mail, Mail Code LA4-5555/700 Kansas Lane Monroe, LA 71203, (866)550-5705; WHEREAS, the mortgagee or beneficiary has provided the undersigned a copy of the letter required to be sent to Mariana Arechiga by Act 885 of 2011; the party initiating this action is JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, Attn: Correspondence Mail Mail Code LA4-5555/700 Kansas Lane, Monroe, LA 71203, (866)550-5705; WHEREAS, the mortgagee or beneficiary has provided the undersigned a copy of the letter required to be sent to Mariana Arechiga by Act 885 of 2011; and WHEREAS, there may be tenants that claim an interest in the real property herein based upon said tenancy. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that an agent of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., as Attorney-in-Fact, by virtue of the power, duty, and authority vested in and imposed upon said Attorney-in-Fact will, on March 12, 2014, at or about 3:45 P.M. at the Arkansas County Courthouse in Stuttgart, Arkansas, offer for sale certain property hereinafter described to the highest bidder for cash, free from the statutory right of redemption, homestead, dower, and all other exemptions which are expressly waived in the mortgage, said property being real estate situated in Arkansas County, Arkansas, and being more particularly described as follows: Lots Two (2) and Three (3) in Block F of Franzen’s Subdivision of the East Half of the Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, Section 28, Township 2 South, Range 5 West, Northern District of Arkansas County, Arkansas. More commonly known as: 903 South Wood Street, Stuttgart, Arkansas 72160 UNLIKE JUDICIAL FORECLOSURE SALES, THIS STATUTORY FORECLOSURE SALE WILL BE HELD AT THE FRONT DOOR OF THE Arkansas County Courthouse OR, IF THERE IS NO AREA COMMONLY KNOWN AS THE FRONT DOOR, THEN THE SALE WILL BE HELD AT THE PLACE AT SAID VENUE WHERE FORECLOSURE SALES ARE CUSTOMARILY ADVERTISED AND CONDUCTED. This sale is subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory rights of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. The sale held pursuant to this Notice may be rescinded at the Attorney-in-Fact’s option at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time and place certain without further

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COMMUNITY NEWS LEGAL NOTICE Continued from Page B5 publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. THE SALE OF THIS PROPERTY WILL BE AUCTIONED WITH RESERVE. THE TERMS OF SALE ARE CASH THE DAY OF SALE. W&A No. 355-205248 WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C. 1521 Merrill Drive, Suite D-220 Little Rock, Arkansas 72211 (501) 219-9388 Courtney Miller (2008263) Agent for Mortgagee DNoticeofDefaultMortgageeAR_dmonroe_131231_ 941 For more information regarding this foreclosure sale, visit WWW.MYFIR.COM Adv.7-4tfc

LEGAL NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF ARKANSAS COUNTY, ARKANSAS PROBATE DIVISION IN THE MATTER OF LANCE MOREHEAD, a minor CASE NO. PR2014-04 SD JASON GRAHAM and GINGER GRAHAM PETITIONERS DANE LYNNE MOREHEAD AND BILLY MOREHEAD RESPONDENTS WARNING ORDER You are hereby notified that Jason Graham and Ginger Graham, whose attorney is Christina Boyd, and whose attorney’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; and in the event of your failure to do so, judgment by default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Petition 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 4 day of February 2014. MELISSA WOOD Probate Court Clerk By: K Fletcher D.C. Adv. 7-2tfc

LEGAL NOTICE The following vehicles are being stored in Tichnor, Arkansas: White Ford school bus VIN# 50866 License# 524-8ZR; Airstream Excella2 VIN# 231AOJ1600 no license plate; Silver Century Camper no VIN or license plate; Coachmen camper no VIN Alabama License plate# 150-010. If you own interest in these vehicles call 870-489-4305 and provide proof of ownership. If the debt owed for storage is not paid in 45 days, anyone with interest waives their right, title and interest in the vehicle. Adv. 7-1tfc

LEGAL NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF ARKANSAS COUNTY, ARKANSAS CIVIL DIVISION JAMES B. NUTTER & COMPANY PLAINTIFF vs. CASE NO. CV-2013-107 ND CORENTHIA SMITH DEFENDANT WARNING ORDER TO THE DEFENDANT, CORENTHIA SMITH: You are hereby notified that James B. Nutter & Company, Plaintif, whose attorney is Don A. Eilbott and K. Blain Overstreet, of JACK NESLSON JONES & BRYANT, P.A., and whose attorney’s address is One Cantrell Center, 2080 Cantreel Rd., Suite 500, Little Rock, Arkansas 72202, has filed a Complaint herein against you, a copy of which Complaint and Summons may 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 (30) days of the date of the first publication of this Warning Order, and in event of your failure to do so, judgment by default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint 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 23rd day of January 2014. Sarah Matthews CIRCUIT COURT CLERK By: Billie Jean Raab Deputy Clerk PREPARED BY: K. Blain Overstreet (09-130) JACK, NELSON, JONES, & BRYANT, P.A. One Cantrell Center 2800 Cantreel Rd., Suite 500 Little Rock, Arkansas 72202 (501) 329-1133 Attorneys for Plaintiff, James B. Nutter & Company Adv. 7-2tfc

Happy Valentine’s Day from all of us at DeWitt Era-Enterprise!

Acres of Help Fundraiser Scores Big A fundraising banquet was held on February 1st at the DeWitt High School Auditorium by Acres Of Help, Inc., a charitable organization created by a group of local farmers that identifies a need in Southern Arkansas County which is not being addressed. The organization was formed with the specific goal of raising money, primarily through the agricultural sector of our community, and disbursing the proceeds to those in need to better advance the health and general welfare of citizens in the area. Their motto is: “Making a difference every day.” Acres Of Help doesn’t disburse funds to direct individuals. They are distributed to local charities which have submitted requisition applications to the organization. This is done to verify charity credibility, applicant mission and to insure that the funds are distributed in an efficient manner. The Acres Of Help Organization likens their goals to farming: plant one seed which then multiplies into the many. They want to provide funds to existing charities and allow such groups to utilize the rewards as they see best and grow and distribute the benefits to people in need. In December of 2012, the organization met and formed its current board of directors who then authorized the Berry Law Firm to create the non-profit corporation. Not long after, Acres Of Help held its first fundraising banquet in February of 2013. After an initial contribution of $6,000 from the organizers, the banquet raised $129,692, which was disbursed in its entirety to charities in the South Arkansas County Area. Following is the recipient list and financial summary for the organization in 2013: Recipients: Arkansas County Casa Arkansas County Single Family Scholarship Barbara West Toy Drive Caring & Sharing Food Pantry DeWitt School District – Google Chrome Book Project Dana’s House, Inc. Dragon’s Closet – Middle School Dragon’s Den – Elementary School Gillett United Methodist Church – Food Pantry Grand Prairie Charitable Medical Clinic Men’s Ministerial Alliance

The Call of Arkansas County Unity Baptist Church – Community Clothes Closet Additionally, One Hundred and fifty meals were provided to area families in need during the holiday months of November and December through the Caring & Sharing Food Pantry, Gillett United Methodist Church Food Pantry, and the Men’s Ministerial Alliance. FINANCIAL SUMMARY - 2013 DEPOSITS DISBURSEMENTS JANUARY $13,242.00 $0.00 FEBRUARY $122,450.00 $866.03 MARCH $400.00 $18,208.59 APRIL $1,000.00 $10,000.00 MAY $0.00 $12,000.00 JUNE $0.00 $0.00 JULY $0.00 $12,500.00 AUGUST $1,000.00 $4,500.00 SEPTEMBER $0.00 $0.00 OCTOBER $0.00 $43,537.5 NOVEMBER $0.00 $8,000.00 DECEMBER $0.00 $11,663.00 BEGINNING BALANCE 1/1/2013 $0.00 TOTAL REVENUE FOR 2013 $138,092.00 TOTAL DISBURSEMENTS FOR 2013 $121,275.12 ENDING BALANCE 12/31/2013 $16,816.88 The banquet this year was even more of a success. Serving dinner and holding a silent auction, the turnout helped raise in excess of $140,000. The Acres of Help Organization will distribute all funds in the ongoing effort to accomplish the objectives and purposes specified within its Mission Statement and ByLaws. Additionally, in order to effectively monitor the disbursement of funds and meet the needs of the community, the board accepts requests and meets on a quarterly basis. Upon dissolution of Acres of Help, Inc., any funds remaining would be distributed to one or more regularly organized and qualified charitable, educational, scientific, or philanthropic organizations to be selected by the Board of Directors.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

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The DeWitt-St. Charles American Legion will be hosting the 40th Annual Oyster Supper on Friday, February 21, 2014 at the American Legion Hut-Camp Doughboy. A family event, the supper runs from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. Oysters will be served both raw and fried, along with boiled shrimp, slaw and french fries. Ticket prices are $25 dollars each. There will be no admis-

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LOCAL NEWS

From Bondsmen to Businessmen

By Don Roth Much has been written of black Republican leader John E. Bush of Little Rock, who strongly believed in the development of independent black businesses. This ex-slave’s own efforts at achieving economic independence began in 1875, when at the age of nineteen he bought a city lot for $150. As a diligent worker and philanthropist, he always strove to uplift his race, and in 1882 he organized the Mosaic Templars, a fraternal and business organization. The group operated their own financial institutions, providing low cost loans for home purchases and financial aid in general. Also, different types of affordable insurances were offered at low premiums. Well run schools and charity hospitals were established, mostly in Pulaski County. Elaboration was made last week about Mississippi native Scott Bond, a son of a white plantation manager who was

reared in Cross County. Beginning as a sharecropper, he sold firewood, fish and vegetables when he could and saved his money. Two years later he rented land from whites and later acquired it outright. He remained prosperous because he diversified his interests apart from agriculture, among which included an immense gravel deposit that fed ballast to the Rock Island railroad to Memphis. Elsewhere in the Mississippi River Delta, another exceptional former slave, Pickens W. Black is reported as one of the most remarkable African-American agriculturalists in northeast Arkansas in the post-Civil War years. He was also a strong advocate for education of black children in Jackson County. He made his way to Arkansas from Alabama when about fourteen or sixteen years of age because he heard of good land that covered be acquired in the upper delta counties. He had

no resources upon relocating and worked in a grocery store operated by his half brother near Newport. Black also worked on the railroad, saving his money toward buying forty acres. In 1878, he married Emma Henderson, who was the granddaughter of a prominent landowner and they later had four children. One became a respected Little Rock physician and Pickens Black Jr. is claimed to have been the first African-American airplane pilot. In later years Black accumulated over eight thousand acres and employed 360 families, black and white, as sharecroppers. They mostly resided in a self contained community named Blackville located about fifteen miles southeast of Newport. The unincorporated town built a school in the 1920’s. Blackville received a 16 thousand dollar loan based on the assessed valuation of the school district, which composed mostly of Pickens

Black’s holdings. When completed the building the building was valued at $150,000. Although well regarded by area citizens, he was at times scorned and persecuted by those he called “radicals” or lower class whites. His general store was burned several times and it is said he always built a better one to prove his resilience. On May 9, 1955, Black died of natural causes in a Newport hospital and was buried at Auvergne in Jackson County. Like Scott Bond of Cross County, Pickens Black started from the bottom and was aided by influential whites. There were others, like George Washington Berry from the delta county of Crittenden. But like their white counterparts, those blacks who rose from deep poverty in Arkansas were the exceptions. (Encyclopedia of American History and Culture, (http//www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net)

The old St. Charles Community Store, which has sat dilapidated and boarded up for an extended period of time, has been purchased by High Plains Waterfowl group, a unique group working to convert the building into a hunting lodge. But, it’s an outdoor retreat with a twist—it will also serve as a ministry. Led by Brian Womack, they group wishes to use the lodge as a getaway, not only for duck hunters coming in for the sport, but also as a way to introduce and expand the knowledge of God in their lives. “We are looking to reach

men who hunt,” Womack said. Womack, a former duck guide in Stuttgart, said the idea came as a way to enrich other peoples’ lives through the love of hunting. They found this location to be a unique center of outdoor sports and a hub to spread the word of God. Womack said the building will not be designed for one religious sector but will be open to all denominations and citizens—though it has to be within reason. “We want this to be used as a meeting place, though individuals that attend must honor the values and mor-

als of God. We don’t mind people who cuss or drink, they just can’t do it here.” Womack also stated their intent is to create something in the community of St. Charles and those who flock to the lodge will have a building and getaway to be proud of. The group has been in the process of completing extensive repairs, as the structure is in need of paint and a new roof. They had hoped to have the lodge ready by last December, but obstacles prevented workers from devoting enough time to complete the renova-

tion. When asked for an opening date, Womack said: “That’s the million dollar question. We are really striving to be operational by next hunting season.” He said they have a very unique long term vision. Plans are to expand seasonally into a spring and summer fishing lodge, and ultimately form a summer camp for boys. Distance, manpower and time have been challenging, but Womack plans to return in February to resume repairs. “God led us here through many unique stories,” he said. “And though we’ll manage it, He owns it.”

St. Charles Community Store to be Converted into Hunting Ministry

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