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The 7th annual German Heritage Festival will be celebrated at the Museum of the Arkansas Grand Prairie, 921 East Fourth Street in Stuttgart April 12th. The festival will kick off with a 5K Run/Walk at 9:00 a.m. (registration starts at 7:30 a.m.) Other events include a bratwurst cook-off, live polka music, Germanic food and beverages, crafts, children activities and much more. For more information, call the museum at (870) 673-7001 or visit


A meeting to plan the class of 1974 reunion will be held Tuesday, March 18 at 5 p.m. at PCC.



Highlight of the evening was DeWitt’s Gordon Burnett & his son-in-law, formerly of DeWitt, Mike Bryant playing with the UAM Jazz Band in the Community Room at PCCUA DeWitt.

The 6th Annual Mardi Gras Ball of 2014 was held at PCCUA March 1st and had drinks, food and entertainment throughout the night. A hundred and fifty attended the DeWitt Campus Foundation Fundraiser. Heavy hor d’oevres were prepared and served by Chef Robert

Hall and his staff, along with a wine and cheese room sponsored by Bullock Flying Service and catered by Tracie Karkur. The Mid Nite Parade Band provided entertainment in the Student Center while the UAM Jazz Band, along with Gordon Burnett and Mike Bryant

entertained in the Community Room. Student Ambassadors: Cindy Papa, Erica Parks, LaShaunda Daniels, and Colten Westfall greeted guests with Mardi Gras beads with other activities being sponsored by Mitch and Jan Miller Farms. PCCF Development Offi-

cer, Diana Graves stated: “A special thank you to the DeWitt Community for all your continued support of our annual fundraiser. We could never have such a successful event without outstanding community support and volunteers.�

DeWitt Middle School is hosting the 2nd Annual GEAR UP Barbecue Parent/Student Appreciation Night Thursday, March 20 at 6 p.m. in the DMS cafeteria.


A Women’s Revival will be held at the Mt. Calvary M.B. Church in Gillett at 7:00 p.m. on March 12, 13, and 14. Wednesday night: Speaker Sis Elanora McKinzie of Dumas, AR Thursday night: Speaker Sis Gwen Bell of Ebenezer Baptist Church, Dumas, AR Friday night: Speaker Sis Shantel Neal of New Bethel Full Gospel Church, Dumas, AR The women’s luncheon will close it out on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Speaker Sis Elanora McKinzie will be closing. Pastor & Sis Gary Russell and the Mt. Calvary M.B. Church invite all to attend.

ABOVE: PCCUA DeWitt Campus Foundation members making plans for the Ball. Standing: Diana Graves, Pat Lumsden, Belvia Rodgers, & Susan Williams Seated: Ann Fly, Donna Vittitow, & Jan Miller. BELOW: Lou Cree Schallhorn, Albert Smith, Nancy Smith, Johnny Schallhorn, Dona Bell, Dinah Cox having a fun night at the Mardi Gras Ball

ABOVE: Doug Stovesand, Auctioneer, with Warren Jennings, Sr. & Mary Jennings, DeWitt Foundation members. BELOW: Donna Vittitow & Dona Bell with Chef Robert Hall

Junior Women’s Club

3QLÂź[3TW[M\5WZM 5IZKP NZWUIU\WIU I\8I\\QTTW;KPWWT/aU Just a few of the items for sale include a desk with hutch, dining table, coffee table, crib with mattress, clothes, toys, car seats, stroller, and new baby bedding. Admission is a non-perishable food item for the Backpack Program at the elementary school.

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Fair Tax Plan Proposal The truth once held so dear has become questionable, not politically correct, and is no longer accepted as TRUTH. The US Constitution when adopted in 1789 restricted income taxes so that it was not practicable. Then Karl Marx wrote a book explaining the principles of Communism in 1849. He spelled out 10 “planks” that would be necessary to convert a free capitalistic society into a Communist State. The second plank called for a graduated income tax. Sixty years later the 16th Amendment to the Constitution was adopted allowing for the 2nd plank of the Communist Manifesto. Why are we so afraid to admit the truth. After 100 years this system has grown into a destructive monster everyone seems to hate yet does not think we can do without. The point of this is what has been so destructive to our country and is a stated goal of Communism is now so engrained in our lives that we all want to accept it as “American” when it is not. The Fair Tax Plan is the only proposal that will fix this situation and eliminate the need for an income tax and the IRS.

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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 secGovernment ond Monday of each month at PCCUA DeWitt camArkansas County Quorum Court meets the second pus at 5:30 p.m. Anyone who is interested in readTuesday of each month at 9:30 a.m. in the courthouse. ing a variety of fiction and nonfiction and discussing Crocketts Bluff Volunteer Fire Department meets books with other readers is welcome to attend. the third Monday of February, May, August and No- DeWitt Hospital Auxiliary meets the second Tuesvember at 7 p.m. at the fire station. You do not have to day of each month at noon at PCC-DeWitt. be a board member to attend. DeWitt Lions Club meets every Tuesday at noon at DeWitt Airport Commission meets the second The Catfish Shack. Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at DeWitt City DeWitt Rotary Club meets every Wednesday at Hall. noon at The Catfish Shack. DeWitt/Arkansas County Housing Authority 40 et 8 meets the first Wednesday of every month at Board of Commissioners meets the third Monday of 7 p.m. at Doughboy. each month at 10 a.m. The Gillett Civic Group meets the second Thursday DeWitt City Council meets the second Monday of of each month in the community room at the Planters each month at 6 p.m. and Merchants Bank. DeWitt Municipal Waterworks meets the second Grand Prairie Charitable Christian Medical Clinic Monday of each month at 3 p.m. at the water office. is held the second Tuesday of each month, 6 p.m., at DeWitt School Board meets the second Tuesday of 115 N. Adams in DeWitt. each month at 5:30 p.m. in the district office. The Grand Prairie Historical Society meets the Gillett City Council meets the second Tuesday of third Thursday in Jan., April, July and October. each month at 7 p.m. (November-March) or 7 :30 The Grand Prairie Quilt Society meets the second p.m. (April-October). Wednesday of each month at 9:30 a.m. at the StuttSt. Charles City Council meets the second Tuesday gart Public Library. of each month at 7 p.m. in the St. Charles Museum. The Grand Prairie Ruritan Club meets the third St. Charles Zoning Commission meets at 7 p.m. the Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at The Willows first Thursday of each month at the St. Charles Fire Restaurant. Department. Kingdom Outreach Women’s Group meets every The St. Charles Volunteer Fire Department meets Thursday at 6 p.m. in the Changing Lives Ministries the first Monday of every month at 7 p.m. at the fire building at the corner of Madison and Gibson streets. station at 610 Broadway. Masonic Lodge #157 meets the first and third TuesThe St. Charles Fire Department Auxiliary meets day of every month at 6:30 p.m. the second Monday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Prairie Angels 4-H Club meets the fourth Monday of each month at 3:45 p.m. at Faith Baptist Church. fire station at 610 Broadway. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets each ThursClub Meetings American Legion and Auxiliary meets the first day at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Gillett. Weigh-in Thursday of each month at Camp Doughboy at 6:30 starts at 5:30 p.m.; meetings at 6 p.m. Weight Watchers meets every Monday at New Life p.m. Arkansas County Diabetic Support Group meets Fellowship. Weigh-ins begin at 5 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. in the Ar- Ya-gotta-wanna Al-Anon Group provides support for anyone affected by someone else’s drinking. Alkansas County Bank Community Room. Caring and Sharing Food Pantry is open the sec- Anon meets 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Mondays at the ond and fourth Tuesday and Thursday of each month Presbyterian Church, 120 W. 7th, Stuttgart, AR. from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Court Square in De- Gillett Farmers and Businessmen Club 2014 Meeting Schedule is as follows: Witt. Unity Baptist Church Community Clothes Closet •March 17 at 7:00 sponsored by Fish Fry at GES Cafis open the first Monday of each month from 4-6 p.m. eteria and the second and fourth Tuesday and Thursday of 8April 21 at 7:00 sponsored by Civic Group at Menard Lodge each month from 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Delta Medicine Assist Program will be open Mon- •May 19 at 7:00 sponsored by New Zion Youth at New Zion Church day-Friday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at Baptist Medical •June 16 at 7:00 sponsored by UMW at Methodist Health Clinic in Stuttgart. Church •July 21 at 7:00 sponsored by Dorcas Circle at Lutheran Church •August 18 at 7:00 sponsored by PTA at Lutheran Church •September 15 at These animals were picked up by the 7:00 sponsored by Girl Scouts at DeWitt Animal Control Officer this Baptist Church week. If one of these dogs belongs to •October 20 at you or you would like to find out about 7:00 sponsored adopting one, please call the Animal by Civic Group Control Officer at 946-6307. at Menard Lodge •November 17 at 7:00 sponsored by Dorcas Circle at Lutheran Church •December 15 at 7:00 sponsored by Lutheran Youth at Lutheran Church •January 10, 2015 at 6:30 sponsored by F&B Men at Coon Supper



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E.W. Trimble

Dale Diffie

Dr. James Brown

E.W. “Greasy” Trimble, 79 of Gillett died March 8, 2014. He was born in Gillett on February 2, 1935. He was a retired barber and truck farmer, a 32° Mason, a Shriner, a Gideon and member of the First Baptist Church of Gillett. He also served in the Army and Air Force. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Anita Wallace Trimble, son, R.R. Trimble, daughter Kathy Trimble, all of Gillett; a grandson, Jay Trimble of Gillett, a granddaughter, Keitha Dodson of Star City and great-grandson Cayden Dodson; his sister and brother-in-law Doris and Bill Woodall; nephew Lewis and Carol Haller all of Heber Springs, and extended Trimble and Wallace family and all his friends at the Table of Knowledge at the Rice Paddy. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lena and Gene Trimble; his brother, Charlie Trimble and his son, Rusty Trimble. Memorial services will be Friday at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Gillett with memorials to the Gillett Cemetery or charity of your choosing.

Reverend Dale L. Diffee, age 79, of Hot Springs went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, March 8, 2014. He was born October 31, 1934 to the late Rev. Rayford and Gussie Massey Diffee. He was a retired United Methodist Minister and veteran of the United States Air Force. He served for 56 years as a United Methodist minister in Arkansas, at churches in Buckner, Junction City, Village, Roe, Taylor, Gillett, White Hall, McGehee, Hot Springs, Prescott and Malvern. Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Rogene Fay Diffee; brother, Rev. Carl Diffee and sister, Janetta Schisler. Survivors include his wife and best friend, Marie Albey Diffee (whom Clay Helm gave Dale his approval to date his granny); sons, Gary (Pam) Diffee of Hot Springs and Rev. Bryan (Gretchen) Diffee of Star City; daughters, Karen (Davey) Monroe of Dewitt and Lesa (David) Eastham of Warner Robins, GA; stepchildren, Ron (Claudine) Albey of Malvern, Mary Jeffries of Royal and Dr. Mark (Kellye) Albey of Benton, 15 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held Tuesday, March 11 from 6-8pm at Regency Funeral Home in Malvern. Funeral Services will be Wednesday, March 12 at 2:00pm at the First United Methodist Church in Hot Springs with Rev. LaVon Post and Rev. Loyd Perry officiating. Burial will follow at Beaton Cemetery in Bismarck. Pallbearers will be Edgar Johnson, Michael Johnson, Brett Davis, Dennis Johnson, Jerry Johnson and Bryant Johnson. Honorary pallbearers will be Brian Albey, Justin Cluck, Clay Helm and members of the Arkansas United Methodist Clergy. Arrangements are by Regency Funeral Home. You may sign the guest book at regencyfuneralhome. com.

Dr. James Arthur Brown, 82, of Fort Smith passed away Saturday, March 1, 2014. He was born June 11, 1931, in Fort Smith to the late Thelma and Orion Arthur Brown. He graduated from Fort Smith High School, the University of Arkansas, the University of Arkansas Medical School in Little Rock and the Mayo Clinic Neurosurgery Graduate School in Rochester, MN. He practiced neurosurgery at Sparks and St. Edwards and originally practiced neurosurgery at Mayo Graduate School. He was a long-time member of First United Methodist Church in Fort Smith and a member of the Discussion Sunday School class. He was on the Girl’s Shelter Board for almost 40 years doing just about anything, serving as president to the cleanup crew. He enjoyed photography, birds, gardening, farming and hiking in his beloved Ozarks and Tetons. He was a member of the Noon Exchange Club and the 49ers Luncheons. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Shirley Vernor Brown. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at the First United Methodist Church Sanctuary with Rev. Janice Sudbrink and Rev. Dee Dee Autry officiating. Burial followed at Roselawn Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Fentress Mortuary of Fort Smith. Dr. Brown is survived by his wife, Marlene Tate Brown of the home; five children, Gregory Brown and his wife, Tho, of Las Vegas, NV, Sarah Corbin and her husband, Phillip, of Bentonville, Don Tate and his wife, Cathy, of Fort Smith, Rhonda Fow and her husband, Steve, of Van Buren, and Brandon Tate of Greenwood. He is survived by eight grandchildren, Anh Brown and his wife, Nicole, of Riverview, FL, Bao Brown of Las Vegas, NV, Wyatt Corbin, Jack Elliott Corbin and Hewitt Corbin all of Bentonville, Meagan Thompson and her husband, Kyle, of Fort Smith, Tyler Tate and his wife, Jessica, of Little Rock and Cody Fow and his wife, Caroline, of Benton, AR; his five greatgrandchildren, Christopher, Sydney, Raven and Ethan Brown and Allie Kate Thompson; his sister, Barbara Stinnett of Siloam Springs. He is also survived by the family of his first wife, Shirley Vernor, several cousins, nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Steve and Scott Stinnett, Phillip Corbin, Anh Brown, Don Tate Jr., Brandon Tate and Steve Fow. Honorary pallbearers were the Girl’s Shelter Board and the discussion Sunday School class. Visitation was from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Girl’s Shelter of Fort Smith, 2600 Raleigh St., Fort Smith, AR 72901 or First United Methodist Church of Fort Smith, 200 N. 15th St., Fort Smith, AR 72901. To sign the online guestbook, please visit www.

Obituary Billie Wagner Billie Joyce Wagner, age 67, of DeWitt died March 9, 2014. She was born June 14, 1946 in Little Rock to Oscar Harold and Anna Katherine Wagner Bell who preceded her in death. Survivors include her children: Jamie Ray Mathews and Tonya Campbell; sisters: Brenda James, Leli Bell and Pam Kagebein; grandchildren: Damien Stone Mathews, Tristen Smith and Matthew Pike all of DeWitt. Graveside services will be Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at Thompson Cemetery by Essex Funeral Home.

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PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION Now thru April 30, 2014

St. Paul’s Lutheran Preschool is now accepting applications for the 2014-2015 school year. Applications can be picked up at the Rice Paddy, Gillett City Hall or the preschool. You can also contact a board member: Joli Holzhauer 548-3006 Christy Murphy 548-2440 Tante Bauer 548-2859 Any child who will be 3 or 4 on or before August 1, 2014 will be eligible to enroll in the 2014-2015 preschool class.

Obituary Daisy Meadows Daisy L. Meadows, 86, of North Little Rock, passed away Sunday, March 2, 2014. She was born December 27, 1927 in Ashdown, Arkansas to the late William Thomas and Effie Rebecca Smith Franks. She is survived by her sons, Frank Campbell (Mary) of Whitehall, Jerry Campbell (Sheire) of Little Rock and Bill Meadows (Berenice) of San Antonio, Texas; grandchildren, Sean Campbell (Mary), Shannon Robinson (Tracy), Brian Campbell, Jennifer Campbell, Canaan Coleman and Bernadette Owen; five great-grandchildren; and sister, Mildred Pogue (Wilbert) of North Little Rock. She was preceded in death by her husband, Everett M. Meadows, four brothers and three sisters. Memorials may be made to Wounded Warriors Project, 1120 G Street NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20005. Graveside service will be held at 12:00 p.m. Friday at Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday at North Little Rock Funeral Home. Online obituary and guest registry at www.

DeWitt Era-Enterprise DEADLINE for ALL N E W S , P I C T U R E S , A D S , ET C . is M O N D AY AT N O O N The Stuttgart Housing Authority is accepting employment applications for an immediate opening for the full-time position of Housing Inspector. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The Housing Inspector will conduct Low Rent and Section 8 property inspections throughout Arkansas County and will work out of both the DeWitt Office and Stuttgart Office. This position requires the skills necessary to effectively and professionally interact and communicate with clients, property owners, and other staff; the ability to read and interpret documents and manuals; the ability to effectively use computer programs; a high school diploma or GED; dependable transportation; a valid AR driver’s license; and the ability to function efficiently and effectively in a business office environment. Knowledge of, or experience in, the building trades is a plus. Job Descriptions and Application Forms may be obtained from, and returned to, either the Stuttgart Office at 413 East Michigan Street in Stuttgart or the DeWitt Office at 105 West Fourth Street in DeWitt. The Stuttgart Housing Authority is an equal opportunity employer.

Obituary Gary Watkins Garry Wayne Watkins, 56, of Pine Bluff, died Tuesday, February 11, 2014. Mr. Watkins was born August 31, 1957 at DeWitt, a son of the late Ray Watkins and Pearl Williams Watkins. He was baptized into the General Assembly & Church of the First Born on August 4, 1974. He married Kim McGraw on December 23, 1978 and to their union was born seven children. He was ordained an Elder on April 4, 1994. His life revolved around being a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He also found great joy in seeing the brethren serve God. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Emmett Herrmann and Glenn Herrmann; sisters, Clota Fisher, Roxie Watkins, and Odessa Herrmann; and grandsons, Rance and Braxton. Mr. Watkins is survived by his loving wife, Kim McGraw Watkins; sons, Seth Watkins (Felicia), Slade Watkins (Michaela), Brock Watkins (Laci), and Dalton Watkins; daughters, Paige Sloate (Brian), Jacole Sloate (Lamar), and Marandi Wright (Eddie); brothers, Donald Watkins (Beverly), Troy Herrmann (Marilyn), and Bobby Herrmann; sisters, Floy Jones and Sarah Fisher; eight grandchildren, Craig, Kortlan, Abby, Creed, Annsley, Alex, Camden, and Anyston; and many other loving family and friends. Funeral services were held at the General Assembly & Church of the First Born with Brother Kip Payton and Brother Glenn Davenport officiating. Committal services followed in Thompson Cemetery at DeWitt. Online condolences:

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HELLO Good morning, Everyone! There is something in my front yard this morning, I think they call it SUNSHINE! I’m really afraid to look outside because I’m scared I will make it go away. Ha!

and the family, and we all know what pray can do, Don’t we, Bro. Dee? Now, behave Bro. Dee, and you will be back there behind the pulpit. I know everyone has missed you.

HORTON SERVICES Our deepest condolences and prayers goes out to all relatives and friends of Bobby Horton of DeWitt. Bobby went to meet his Savior, March 5, 2014. There was a visitation for Bobby in Jacksonville from 5 – 7:00 p.m., Monday 10, 2014. His body will then be sent to Dallas for funeral services and burial. At this time, I can’t find names and addresses.

WEST RELATIVES VISIT J.J., Rachel and little Ellison West of California are here visiting her parents, Kenny and Karen West of DeWitt, and with other relatives and friends. They hosted a birthday party for Ellison’s second birthday, Saturday, (8th), from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m at.Landmark Baptist Church Community Center in DeWitt. Everyone enjoyed visiting and watching Ellison open her gifts.

UPDATE ON PASTOR Bro. Dee Webb is now back home in DeWitt, after his accident and being in UAMS and Baptist hospital and rehab for approximately three weeks. He is reported to be doing as well as can be expected, considering the trauma and pain that he has been through. Everyone has been praying for him

HOLIDAY Please don’t forget ST. PATRICK’S DAY on Monday! I guess you all know what the old-timers say, don’t you? “If you see anyone that does not have any green anywhere on their bodies, you have a right to pinch them.” Ha! Ha!

LUCK OF THE IRISH! GOD BLESS EVERYONE, and watch out for the pinches. BIRTHDAYS: Darby VanCamp Mar. 13 Tee Buie - Mar. 13 Kyli Jackson - Mar. 13 Jamie Bueker Mar. 13 Jackie Davis - Mar. 13 Taten Pfaffenburger Mar. 13 Madison Deleo Mar. 13 Jaycee King - Mar. 14 Zak Jones - Mar. 14 Henlee Morton Mar. 14 Breda Snyder Mar. 14 Ashtyn Beck - Mar. 14 Floyd Horton Mar. 14 Lexa Mortiz - Mar. 14 Gage Currie - Mar. 15 Connie Essex Mar. 15 Rose Williams Mar. 15 Robin Pattillo Mar.16 Hayley Lynch Mar. 16 Sally Morton Mar. 16 Brendle J. Butler Mar. 16 Kathy Radomski Mar. 16

Shayna Young Mar. 16 Reba DeVore Mar. 17 JoBeth Shadwick Mar. 18 Katlin Poor - Mar. 19 Gunner James Mar. 19 Ashley Wilson Nichols - Mar. 19 Haley Strain - Mar. 19 Phyllis Fullerton Mar. 19 Julie Simpson Mar. 19 Tristen Merritt Mar. 19 Jim Jones - Mar. 19 Cooper Pinson Mar. 19 Delia K. Barrett Mar. 19 ANNIVERSARIES: Than & Sally Morton - Mar. 14 Joel & Trisha Rawls Mar. 15 Brian & Dana Adams - Mar. 16 Chris & Stacey Wright - Mar. 16 Sam & Charlotte Colvert - Mar. 17 Keith & Sheila Patterson - Mar. 17 Eddie & Beth Carter - Mar. 18 Clay & Ramona Carter - Mar. 18

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Mr. and Mrs. Odis Burnett of Woodlawn, AR, announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter, April Gail Barnett, to Jonathan Michael Adams, son of Mike and Lyn

Adams of DeWitt, AR. April graduated from Woodlawn High School in 2003. She is currently employed as an Executive Administrative Assistant at Gavilon Fertilizer, LLC. in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.

Jonathan graduated from DeWitt High School in 2002. He is currently employed at L’Oreal Maybelline, in Little Rock, Arkansas. The couple will wed April 5, 2014 at 3 p.m. at Oak

Grove Baptist Church in Woodlawn, Arkansas. All family and friends are invited to attend. Only out-of-town invitations will be mailed.

Gillett Rabies Clinic by Darla Grantham

St. Pat’s Celebration Saturday, March 15 8pm - Midnight with Philip Rawls On The Guitar 114 Court Square - DeWitt - 870-946-0PUB

The Gillett Rabies Clinic will be Saturday, March 29th, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the Gillett Fire

Department. City dog tags will also be sold. All dogs residing in the city limits (including house

dogs) must purchase a city dog tag every year. If your dog already has its rabies shot, dog tags can

be purchased at the Gillett City Hall for $5.00.

Arkansas Highway Commission Approves Bid for Improvements in Arkansas County The Arkansas State Highway Commission approved a bid for improvements to a roadway in Arkansas County, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials. The purpose of the project is to resurface 0.9

mile of Crabtree Road in St. Charles. The work will extend east from Hopewell Road to 7th Street. D & D Paving, Inc. of Sherrill, Arkansas was awarded the contract at $171,236.40. Construction is scheduled to begin in two

to four weeks, weather permitting. The project should be complete late this spring. This project is being funded through the State Aid City Streets Program approved by lawmakers in 2011 and voters in 2012. This program provides $20 million annu-

ally from the state motor fuels tax to assist cities with projects selected by a nine-member panel of Arkansas mayors. Additional travel information can be found at or . You can also follow us on Twitter @AHTD.

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COMMUNITY NEWS Washington and Allen to Wed While on vacation in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, November 2, 2013, Walter Lee Washington, Jr. of Wabbaseka, Arkansas asked Yolanda Renee Allen of Dumas, Arkansas for her hand in marriage. Walter is an alumni member of the Beta Chi Omega Chapter of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Incorporated. Both he and his beautiful wife-to-be, Yolanda are graduates of

the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and are both currently employed for the State of Arkansas. The wedding is set for 3:00 PM Saturday, May 17, 2014 at Longley Baptist Church located at 9900 Geyer Springs Road in Little Rock, Arkansas 72209. Family, friends, and other close ones are respectfully encouraged to visit www.postable. com/walterandyolanda

to submit their contact information no later than Monday, March 17, 2014. The wedding is open to all to attend; however, the reception following afterwards at another location is by invite and RSVP only. For a list of gift registries, updates, and more information please visit www. Sincerely,

The Future Mr. and Mrs. Walter and Yolanda Washington Points of Contact: Walter Washington and Yolanda Allen Emails: and Call and/or Text: (501) 420-2982 and (501) 3531774 Mailing Address: PO Box 55664, Little Rock, AR 72215-5664

Between the Lines By Brenda Blagg If you’re curious about just how much the political landscape has changed in Arkansas, check out the filings for office that closed on Monday. The shift is plainly apparent, especially in showdowns that were triggered for 2014 races. Once upon a time, not really all that long ago, a glance at the list would have shown Democratic face-offs for statewide and legislative office one after the other. Republican primaries were few and far between anywhere in Arkansas. That trend has flipflopped. There will be only five Democratic primaries in Arkansas while Republicans hold 24 primaries to find their nominees for various offices. While winning the Democratic primary once meant a near certain win in November, there are plenty of races that will be won this time totally within Republican ranks. Filing lists are available online through a “candidate filing” link on the secretary of state’s web site ( But here’s the breakdown, minus the names of the candidates: For one thing, there are

a number of candidates who filed as Libertarian or Green Party representatives. There are Green Party candidates for U.S. Senate and governor and Libertarians for U.S. Senate and all four congressional district seats. Libertarians also seek all seven statewide offices from governor down as well as seven seats in the Arkansas House of Representatives. One Independent filed in a state Senate race. While someone among them might pull an upset, count them as on the ballot, not necessarily “in” the races. The real long-term change is most clear in the comparable numbers of Democrats and Republicans filing for federal, statewide and legislative offices. Altogether, 88 Democrats and 132 Republicans filed. Both parties fielded candidates for all the five federal and seven statewide offices, none of which will be decided until November. Legislative filings are something else again, with Democrats setting up four primaries and Republicans 23, just for legislative seats. Of those filing, 35 Re-

publicans drew no opposition while 30 Democrats went unchallenged. By filing deadline then, individual Republicans effectively secured 29 House seats and six of the Senate seats open this year. Democrats locked down 25 House seats and five Senate seats. Only 18 of the 35 Senate seats are up for election while all 100 House seats are. So, to begin building what the Legislature will look like in 2015, start with those 17 returning senators. Eleven of them are Republicans, six Democrats. Things get really busy for Republicans in primaries for 17 nominations for the House of Representatives and four for the state Senate. Significantly, nine of the House primaries and three of the Senate primaries will determine who gets the seat. There are no candidates from other parties in those 12 districts. Meanwhile, Democrats will lock down only three House seats with their handful of primaries. So, after all the primaries and a few possible runoffs, how will the Legislature look? The House will be as-

sured 38 Republicans and 28 Democrats. Although there will still be 34 seats left to fill in the general election, Republicans will need to win in just 13 House districts to hold onto the majority. The shift is really clear in the Senate, which will have a Republican majority. Period. Even before the general election, the Senate will be solidly Republican with 20 Republicans and 11 Democrats. Only four more seats will be determined in November. After the primaries, nine Republicans and five Democrats will be added to the roster that already has 11 Republican senators and six Democratic senators who weren’t up for election this year. The “race” for that majority is over before it started. While we can’t know now which Republicans will hold it, the majority will be definitely be Republican in the Senate. Democrats in Arkansas used to count their legislative seats this early in the process, but Republicans are the ones doing so now. As for the statewide and

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The Number One Need By William Wood The number one need of the city of DeWitt, and the state of Arkansas, and the United States, and the whole world is not what any would declare it to be! I will name some things that this number one need is not, before I give the Great need itself. It is not more education, though many would name that as number one. Two of the greatest men in the Bible are Peter & John, and it is recorded that they were “unlearned and ignorant men” (Acts 4:13). So we can understand at once that it was not their education that made them great! Education is good, until it denies God’s words, then it is of the devil! The number one need is not more church members. Saul was a church member of the great Sanhedren, but before he was saved he was a Terrorist, who was an enemy to Jesus, killing true believers (Acts 9:1). Nicodemus was a church member, but he knew nothing about being born again (John 3:4). Judas was a member of the church Jesus started, but he betrayed his soul (Matt 26:25). It is not bigger and more beautiful church houses that we need. Jerusalem had the most expensive and beautiful building on earth, but Jesus said, “There will not be one stone left on another (Matt 24:2). It is not even more correct doctrine we need, for Paul said, “Even if an angel from heaven preach any other gospel unto you, than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accused (Gal. 1:8). We have all the truth we need, already written in God’s word for us. We do not need more money in our churches, most churches have more money now than ever before in its history! Jesus said, “It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God” (Matt 19:24). It is not more technology we need, by which to spread the Gospel, we have more ways now than the average mind can keep up with, T.V., telephones that reach around the world in seconds, Internet that covers the earth. Yet the world sits in spiritual darkness that grows darker by the day! While in Acts 19:10 the Bible says that in the space of two years the whole of Asia heard the Gospel in Paul’s day without any of our modern technology! It was spread by the word of mouth of the Believers. So what is the greatest need on Planet Earth? We don’t need a new Constitution, nor new Government officials, nor a bigger police force, what we need is People who have met the Lord Jesus Christ, personally, then been born again. We need People who have had a supernatural change of heart, so that we no longer have a pig nature, but have received a lamb’s nature from our Father God! You might ask if I believe the world is going to accept this change, and the answer is an emphatic “NO.” For it is written in the Bible that God will destroy the Earth with fire, because generally speaking, it has rejected God’s salvation plan. We preach, all beseech, all warn, all Pray, we believe God, to bring in the last one who desires to escape the burning. Amen.

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May We Never Forget By Tom Smith It happened 178 years ago last Thursday (March 6). For more than 13 days some 186 courageous, bravehearted American patriots withstood an army of over 4,000 seasoned soldiers; yet, last week there was nary a mention of it on the local news or a single headline about it in any newspaper (that I saw). What was it? It was the defense of the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas. After visiting the Alamo several years ago, I was amazed at its smallness. I’d expected a much bigger, more imposing compound. But, as I walked through those rooms and inner courtyard, I realized I was standing on hallowed ground in American history. And, as I read the reason for Colonel William Travis’, Davy Crockett’s, James Bowie’s and 183 other men’s defense of the fort, tears filled my eyes and pride filled my chest—for they were heroic examples of America at her best. Not only were they defending part of the territory Texas had gained in the Texas Revolution, they were really defending against foreign foes. Like Patrick Henry declared in the 1775 Virginia Convention, they said by their actions “Give me liberty or give me death!” Little did they know that Mexican general Santa Anna had already given orders to his troops that there’d be no prisoners-of-war taken alive once the battle was over. Thus, in refusing to surrender, those brave men signed their own death warrants. However, their bravery and deaths spurred Texans to later defeat Santa Anna’s army, with their battle cry being “Remember the Alamo!” During the siege, Col Travis dispatched several couriers to plead for reinforcements and supplies. The most famous one, written on February 24, was addressed “To the People of Texas & All Americans in the World.” In it he wrote, “I am determined to sustain myself as long as possible & die like a soldier who never forgets what is due to his own honor & that of his country. The enemy has demanded a surrender. . .I have answered the demand with a cannon shot & our flag still waves proudly from the walls. I shall never surrender or retreat. . . VICTORY OR DEATH!” Then, he added “P.S. The Lord is on our side. . .” No doubt some would say the outnumbered Alamo defenders were foolish for not surrendering, espeGeorge Lindsey, and Ray Stevens. Admission to this and other Warfield Concerts by world-renowned artists is free! All Warfield Concerts are free with a ticket. Download your tickets from our website at Tickets are also available at the Phillips County Chamber of Commerce, the Tourist Welcome Center, or by sending a stamped self-addressed legal-sized envelope to: Warfield Concerts, P.O. Box 81 Helena, AR, 72342. For more info, call the Chamber of Commerce at (870) 338-8327.

The Lutheran Churches of South Arkansas County Invite You To Worship: With almost 40 years of experience entertaining audiences throughout the U.S., Three on a String will perform in Helena-W. Helena at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 20, at Beth El Heritage Hall in Helena. (Photo courtesy of Facebook)

Returning to historic downtown Helena with their entertaining mix of musical fun and laughter, Three on a String is set to perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 20, at Beth El Heritage Hall. This Warfield Concert is being sponsored by Helena National Bank. Jerry Ryan, guitarist for this Birmingham-based bluegrass band, says he’s never regretted leaving his career as a coach, teacher and high school principal in order to make his dream of performing come true. “There’s no feeling in the world like presenting our show to an audience that has no idea who we are and having the show close with a standing ovation,” he said. “I would go back through the past 35 years and do it all over if I could and Bobby would agree to go along.” The band features Jerry Ryan, Bobby Horton on banjo, and Brad Ryan on bass. Horton began playing the trumpet at an early age and has since developed a talent for playing over 20 instruments including the banjo, dobro, mandolin, guitar, violin/fiddle, and the Irish pipes. Horton has worked jointly with PBS on documentaries including “The Civil War,” “Lewis and Clark,” and “Baseball” and is constantly sought after for his musical program of Civil War music on the college lecture circuit. For almost four decades, Three on a String has performed all across the U.S. opening for such notable entertainers as Bill Cosby, Red Skelton, Barbara Mandrel,

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cially in the face of such insurmountable odds. But, any true defender of freedom knows that freedom is not free and failure to defend her—regardless of the cost—is a blatant contradiction of what America is all about. Will Travis, a 26-year-old soldier with a baby at home. . .Davy Crockett, nationally-known frontiersman and former U.S.Congressman from Tennessee. . .and Jim Bowie, a wealthy landowner with property on both side of the Rio Grande River and creator of a very large knife that now bears his name. . .epitomized America at her best. They didn’t have one group telling them how intolerant and narrowminded they were or another group labeling them a hate group; neither did they have a hostile media calling them a bunch of wildeyed extremists or racist oppressors of the Mexican people. And, even if they had, they still would have fought to the death. Why? Because they were American patriots who loved liberty more than life. They truly believed America was “the land of the free and the home of the brave.” The question is “Do we?” Dear Reader, the freedom of America’s future generations depends upon our courage and resolve. We must protect and defend the freedoms we hold so dear from enemies—both foreign and domestic—or else we shall surely lose them. Therefore, “Remember the Alamo!” Remember Pearl Harbor and Iwo Jima. Remember the bloody beaches of Normandy and the twin towers of New York on 9/11. Then, do what’s necessary to address the ills within our country—the attempts to lead us into globalism, socialism, humanism, hedonism, etc.—and defend against those who’d destroy us from without. Away with complacency and apathy! Away with political correctness! Embody that drill we learned in typing class: “Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country.” Amen and amen. May God grant us the courage to do what is right. (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

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Between the Lines

By Brenda Blagg

Continued from A5 federal offices, come May 20, Democrats will find themselves in all of one major-office primary, which developed late in the governor’s race while Republicans hold primaries for two of the U.S. House of Representatives’ seats as well as for governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, state auditor and state treasurer. Primaries will determine the Republi-

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I know you have seen the recent TV ad for the Wounded Warriors Project. It’s a very worthy endeavor. But why should it be necessary? Aren’t our veterans worthy of the best in medical care we have available? Why should they be reduced to begging for charity from the American public? When we are again sending billions of dollars overseas, this time to help the Ukraine rebuff Russian advances, our own veterans here at home are struggling to attain the most basic of services to help them live a full and productive life. Our servicemen and women have given their lives, their limbs and their sanity in the defense of our protect us; and then when they return

home in need of health care and support they are reduced to “begging� to receive what is owed to them. Troops suffering brain injury, post traumatic stress syndrome and other ailments that we can only imagine (or in reality we can’t imagine it since we have not been in that situation.) struggle every day to live and work the best they know how. They should already be receiving the best we can offer, the best health care, the best in compensation. Instead our troops’ families are living on food stamps and assistance. The next time you see service personnel, give them your thanks and appreciation. They put themselves in harm’s way so that we can live safe and free.


In the first story I ever published called “Up the Down Way,� one character, a mother, tells her son to live the length of an arm in the span of a finger. To this, the father holds up his middle finger, laughs and replies: “Just make sure it’s this one and you’ll live longer.� Those lines were with me long before that story was written and have stayed with me since. Sort of chiseled into my brain, branded into my psyche. Could’ve been it was two opposing views representative of where I was in my life at the time. Maybe I was exploring different outlooks and philosophies on life. Could’ve been I was just casting an expansive net to appeal to a wider readership. The most likely reason, I just thought it sounded cool. But I really don’t remember. I can say, though, that outlook has shifted. “Living longer� no longer has the luster

it used to. I am of the belief that living stronger as opposed to longer bears more weight. Quality over quantity. Product over production. My mentor, the late Bill Harrison told me at an MFA party at his house in Fayetteville one night, he said: “Son, in life, you have to walk up to the edge of the highest cliff out there and without hesitation, jump.� Silence. More silence. Then I said: “Jump?� I said: “And?� He laughed, just a little and said: “That’s when you learn to fly or die.� He pushed pushing the limits. He was all for being all against. Face the wind and against the grain. Carpe diem. Rage against the dying of the light. Go up the down way. So that’s where I am now. This moment, it’s time for me. Maybe it’s time for you. I don’t know. It’s really up to each individual and their individual situation. Maybe I’m off my rocker in my knocker but that’s my mindset going forward, and forward I’m going to go. To live the length of an arm in the span of a finger. Even if it’s just a pinky. Even if it’s just a fingernail pairing. Some truths are not true until you see them in the mirror. So I look ahead to the where the road sands off into the light and know that the cold tilted stone spins on, toward, then away from the sun. Toward, then away. As Nietsche once said: Live dangerously. Build your cities on the slopes of Versuvius. I feel—I know—I was put here to live, not just to exist. And I will not waste anymore time trying to buy anymore time. The finger extends. The world spins. The wall awaits us all. And I plan to hit it hard and head-on.

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DBSA Board Members would like to say THANKS for all of the support from the community for coming and enjoying our annual Dinner/Silent Auction Friday evening and for all of the following businesses that helped make it a huge success. Catfish Shack for the meal, Piggly Wiggly, Tommy’s Rexall, Funcessories, Vansandt Farm Service, Jimmy Sanders Inc., Greenway Equipment, Adams Part’s, McGahhey’s, Menard Mnf., Whitmore Fert., Carter Building, Pattillo Center School, Dewitt Bank and Trust, Matt’s Service Center, Patterson Ag, Heritage Ag, Bayer Crop Science, Southern Suprise, Ginger’s, Hairworks, Dean’s, Jason’s Consignments, Cache River Valley, Armor Seed, Southern Ag, BASF, Farmer’s Supply, Mrs. Carla’s Sweet Thing’s, Ag-Pro, Ameca, Kelly’s on the Square, Willow’s, Troy’s, Aufderheide Flying, New Leaf Florist, Ar. County Bank, Lauren’s Garden, Ella Blue, Kroger, Blue Seal, Cormier, The Registry, Winthrop Rockefeller Institute.

Matthew and Casey Green Announce the Birth of their Baby ◄ Emma Kate and Collyns Joy proudly announce the birth of their baby sister, Brenley Anniston, born February 26th at 2:52 p.m. She weighed 8 lbs. and 2 oz. and was 20.5 inches long. Proud parents are Matthew and Casey Green.

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The printed word played a vital role in sustaining morale. “We all live on war news,” declared one soldiers’ wife. One Confederate soldier noted that the presence of newspapers “cheers us up.” Bad news was discouraging, but no news was worse than bad news. After the fall of Vicksburg, Arkansas people were cut off from communications from the east. Most of the press in Arkansas sounded the patriotic note. Some readers expressed approval for other reasons. Mrs. M. B. Eskridge of the planter class wrote: “I like the Gazette and True Democrat too, for they speak to the common sense and virtue of the reader, and they animate us in our retired homes to industry, management, and economy.” Washington (AR) Telegraph editor and patriot Jno. R. Eakin took the position that “nothing could be

more destructive to all hopes of success than opposition and dislike on the part of citizens to the military commanders of the district”. His twofold aim “of diffusing all reliable information and inspiring proper sentiments amongst the people” led him to become increasingly vague as Confederate hopes declined. The Washington Telegraph remained the only regular paper in the state after the fall of Little Rock. Unlike other newspapers that fell victim to “hard times” its paper supply was endless despite the blockade of Southern seaports. That good fortune was bestowed by the department commander Lt. Gen. E. Kirby Smith. He had no self-serving design of touting himself, but rather he wanted to provide the means to sustain the morale of the people of Arkansas and else ware (Michael B. Dougan, Confederate Arkansas, The people and Policies of a Frontier State in War time, University of Alabama Press, 1976, P. 108-109)

Retired Teacher’s Meeting Set Arkansas County Retired Teachers will meet at 11:30, March 19 at Baptist Hospital in Stuttgart in Conference room A. Our speaker will be Kathleen Purcell with Arkansas Senior Medical Patrol. She will give us strategies for empowering seniors to prevent healthcare fraud and answer our questions on health-related scams. If you are a retired public school employee, someone interested in education, or want to be informed about health-related fraud, you are cordially invited to attend this meeting.

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COMMUNITY NEWS Representative Reed, Weaver Capture Awards At Hillman Unopposed LSU Tournament in Reflection for District 13

Robert “Eddie” Weaver of DeWitt and Kelly Reed of Bella Vista

University of Arkansas at Monticello debate students Robert “Eddie” Weaver of DeWitt and Kelly Reed of Bella Vista were among the top competitors at last week’s LAU-Baton Rouge Mardi Gras Classic debate tournament. Reed, a senior political science and communications double ma-

jor, was named the tournament’s first place speaker in competition with top debate students from 32 colleges and universities throughout the south and southwest. Weaver, a sophomore mathematics major, teamed withReed to place second in the team International Public Debate Association competition.

Pace Awarded WBC Scholarship

Lauren Pace of DeWitt, Ark., has been awarded a Leadership Scholarship to attend Williams Baptist College. The scholarship is awarded to incoming WBC students based on their college entrance examination scores.

Pace is a senior at DeWitt High School. She is the daughter of Roy and Christy Pace of DeWitt. Williams is a four-year, liberal arts college at Walnut Ridge.

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Almyra Native Runs for Second Term in Arkansas State House with No Opponent. Candidate filing for elected office in Arkansas ended at noon on Monday, March 3, 2014. Almyra native, Representative David Hillman did not draw an opponent in his reelection to the Arkansas House, District 13. District 13 includes portions of Arkansas, Lonoke, Prairie and White Counties. Statement from Representative David Hillman: “The filing period has come to a close I am humbled and truly grateful for the confidence the people of District 13 have shown to me in allowing me to serve again in the state legislature.Thank you for giving me this opportunity, I want to assure you that I will work just as hard for you as I ever have. The only way I can best represent you is if you share with me your opinions and concerns. I am always open to hearing from each of you and truly want to know how you feel. I will keep fighting for rural Arkansas and agriculture and the values we hold dear,” said Hillman. David Hillman was sworn in as a member of the 89th Arkansas General Assembly in January 2013. He serves on the following committees: Advanced Communications and Information Technology; City, County and Local Affairs; Public Transportation; Finance Permanent Subcommittee of City County and Local Affairs; Waterways and Aeronautics Permanent Subcommittee of Transportation and the Joint Committee on Advanced Communications and Information Technology. Representative Hillman is a graduate of Ouachita Baptist University and served in the United States Army. He is a past president of the Arkansas Farm Bureau and previously served on the board for the Producers Rice Mill. He and his wife Janis have two adult daughters and live in Almyra.


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Immediate Maintenance Openings Bunge, a top agribusiness company with over 35,000 employees in 40 countries, is currently seeking a full time Elevator Laborer for our grain elevator in St. Charles, AR. This position will be responsible for monitoring irregularities in grain products, cleaning the grain bins and storage facilities, loading grain onto barges, collecting samples of grain, performing maintenance work, maintaining a clean, safe work environment at all times and performing other duties. This position requires working overtime, working around water and working at heights above 10 feet. Bunge offers Competitive Pay, Medical/Dental, 401K Match and many more benefits! Bunge takes pride in developing their employees and offes many opportunities to promote within their operational area. Come grow with us by applying online at under Requisition # 14-1551. Applicants considered for the position will be required to successfully complete the Company’s employee selection process including the following: employment application, authorization for background check and eVerify, interview, pre-employment, post-offer medical examination. Bunge North America is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Lennox Industries, a leading manufacturer of HVAC equipment, located in Stuttgart, Arkansas has immediate openings in our Maintenance and Tool & Die Departments. All levels of experience needed. Maintenance Technician(s)– Various levels of experienced personnel needed for maintenance and troubleshooting of equipment, facilities and buildings with above average electronic, electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic and mechanical skills. Tool & Die Maker(s)– Various levels of experienced personnel needed to build and repair metal forming or stamping dies. Must possess the ability to work from blueprints, schematics and diagrams and effectively operate tools such as lathes, grinders, drill presses, milling machines and tool grinders. All positions have excellent benefits including: Medical, Dental and Prescription Drug card, 401(K) plan, bonus program, stock purchase plan, tuition reimbursement program, vacation and 13 paid holidays per year. If you meet the qualifications and requirements, please post your resume and information on Any questions, contact Joe Johnson at (870)-672-8161 or e-mail Joe Johnson at Lennox International Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF ARKANSAS COUNTY, ARKANSAS SOUTHERN DISTRICT PROBATE DIVISION IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF NO. PR2014-09 SD SUE D. BERRY, deceased Last known address of decedent: 1492 Hwy. 276, DeWitt, AR 72042 Date of death: February 11, 2014 An instrument dated the 12th day of April 2013, was on the 25th day of February 2014, admitted to probate as the last will of the above named decedent, and the undersigned has been appointed executor thereunder. A contest of the probate of the will can be affected only by filing a petition within the time provided by law. All persons having claims against the estate must exhibit them, duly verified, to the undersigned within six (6) months from the date of the first publication of this notice, or they shall be forever barred and precluded from any benefit in the estate. This notice first published 6th day of March 2014. LLOYD M. BERRY Executor 1492 Hwy. 276 DeWitt, AR 72042 Adv. 10-2tfc

LEGAL NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR ARKANSAS COUNTY, ARKANSAS PROBATE DIVISION IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF MARY CHRISTENE CAMPBELL, DECEASED CASE NO. PR-2014-07 SD NOTICE Last known address of Decedent: 21 Campbell Lane, DeWitt, Arkansas 72042. Date of death: September 6, 2013. The undersigned were appointed Co-Administrators of the above-named Decedent’s Estate on February 5, 2013. All persons having claims against the Estate must exhibit them, duly verified, to the undersigned within six (6) months from the date of the first publication of this Notice, or they shall be forever barred and precluded from any benefit in the Estate. Provided that claims for injury or death caused by the negligence of the Decedent shall be filed within six (6) months from the date of the first publication of the Notice, or they shall be forever barred and precluded from any benefit in such Estate. This Notice first published the 13th day of MARCH, 2014. BOYD & BUIE TIM CAMPBELL

Attorneys at Law 1052 W. Hwy 130 308 Court Square DeWitt, AR 72042 DeWitt, Arkansas 72042 MARY JANE SEAMON ATTORNEYS FOR ESTATE 15 Campbell Lane DeWitt, AR 72042 CO-ADMINISTRATORS Adv. 11-2tfc

LEGAL NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF ARKANSAS COUNTY, ARKANSAS DOMESTIC RELATIONS DIVISION CAROLYN DEE PEACOCK PLAINTIFF VS. CASE NO. DR-2014-008 SD THOMAS MATTHEW PEACOCK DEFENDANT WARNING ORDER You are hereby notified that the Plaintiff, Carolyn Dee Peacock, whose attorney is Christina Boyd, and whose attorney’s address is 308 Court Square, DeWitt, Arkansas 72042, has filed a complaint herein against you. A copy of such complaint will be delivered to you or to your attorney upon request. You are also notified that you must appear and defend by filing your answer or other responsive pleading within thirty (30) days of the date of the first publication of this Warning Order; and in the event of your failure to do so, judgment by default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint (as amended) as circumscribed by the laws of this State. In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal as Clerk of the Court on this 4th day of March 2014. This Notice first published in the DeWitt Era-Enterprise on March 13, 2014. ARKANSAS COUNTY CIRCUIT CLERK By Kay Fisher D.C. Clerk Adv. 12-2tfc


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 September 30, 2005, Nicole M. Robinson and Marcus Robinson executed a mortgage conveying certain property therein described to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for America’s Wholesale Lender, its successors Jerry L. Staton • 20 years experience and assigns; and :H OOSUHSDUH\RXUUHWXUQDQGÀOHLWZLWKWKH,56HOHFWURQLFDOO\ WHEREAS, said mortgage was duly recorded %ULQJ\RXULQIRUPDWLRQLQWRGD\,W¡VIDVWDFFXUDWHDQGVHFXUH October 4, 2005, at Book - -7$;6(59,&( 2005, Page 7208 in the real estate records of ArOpen for your convenience kansas County, Arkan10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday - Friday Saturday 10:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. or sas; and call for appointment 870-946-4178 WHEREAS, default has occurred in the payment 6RXWK:KLWHKHDG'ULYH'H:LWW of said indebtedness and 7$;5(78516(/(&7521,&),/,1*%22..((3,1* the same is now, there-



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fore, 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 Fannie Mae (“Federal National Mortgage Association�), 14523 SW Milikan Way Suite 200, Beaverton, OR 97005, (866)570-5277; WHEREAS, the mortgagee or beneficiary has provided the undersigned a copy of the letter required to be sent to Nicole M. Robinson and Marcus Robinson by Act 885 of 2011; the party initiating this action is Fannie Mae (“Federal National Mortgage Association�), 14523 SW Milikan Way Suite 200 , Beaverton, OR 97005, (866)570-5277; WHEREAS, the mortgagee or beneficiary has provided the undersigned a copy of the letter required to be sent to Nicole M. Robinson and Marcus Robinson 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 April 9, 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: The South 18.8 feet of Lot Four (4) and the North 37.7 feet of Lot Five (5), Block Twelve (12), Buerkle’s Addition to the City of Stuttgart, Northern District of Arkansas County, Arkansas. More commonly known as: 1107 South Prairie Street, Stuttgart, Arkansas 72160-5128 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. 451-234662 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_140127_ 753 For more information regarding this foreclosure sale, visit WWW.MYFIR.COM Adv. 11-4tfc

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LEGAL NOTICE APPROPRIATION ORDINANCE NO. 2014-3 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING APPROPRIATION ORDINANCE 2013-25 IN THE AMOUNT OF SEVEN THOUSAND DOLLARS ($7,000) UNAPPROPRIATED FUNDS, ESTABLISHING A COUNTY JAIL SALES TAX FUND BUDGET – ADULT DETENTION FACILITY FOR 204 AND TRANSFER FROM FUNDS LINE ITEM 2004 – MEDICINE AND DRUGS AND LINE ITEM 3006 – MEDICAL, DENTAL, AND HOSPITAL TO LINE ITEM 2024 – MAINTENANCE AND SERVICE CONTRACTS DECLARING AN EMERGENCY AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES BE IT ORDAINED AND ENACTED BY THE QUORUM COURT OF ARKANSAS COUNTY, ARKANSAS THAT: ARTICLE I: The Individual Fund Budget – County Jail Sales Tax Fund Budget – Adult Detention Facility for the calendar year 2014 is hereby increased by the sum of Seven Thousand Dollars and 00/100 ($7,000.00), which represents previously anticipated and unbudgeted funds for a portion of the Maintenance and Service Contracts for Inmate Health Care Program with Southern Health Partners. ARTICLE II: Section 3401-0418 “County Jail Sales Tax Fund Budget – Adult Detention Facility for the calendar year 2014 is further amended by decreasing the previous appropriation by the sum of Forty Thousand Dollars and 00/100 ($40,000.00) by the amounts set forth below: SECTION 3401-0418, COUNTY JAIL SALES TAX FUND ADULT DETENTION FACILITY Sub B – Supplies…Line 2004 – Medicine & Drugs…$20,000.00 Sub C – Other Services & Charges…

Line 3006 – Medical, Dental/Hospital…$20,000.00 Total: $40,000.00 ARTICLE III: Section 3401-0418 “County Jail Sales Tax Fund Budget – Adult Detention Facility for the calendar year 2014 is further amended by increasing the previous appropriation by the sum of Forty Thousand and 00/100 ($40,000.00), as listed above, and also by increasing Sub B – Supplies Line Item 2024 – Maintenance and Service Contracts by Seven Thousand Dollars and 00/00 ($7,000.00), which represents the unappropriated funds for a total of Forty Seven Thousand Dollars and 00/00 ($47,000.00) by the amounts set forth below: SECTION 3401-0418, COUNTY JAIL SALES TAX FUND ADULT DETENTION FACILITY Sub B – Supplies…Line 2024 – Maintenance & Service Contracts…$40,000.00 Sub B – Supplies…Line 2024 – Maintenance & Service Contracts…$7,000.00 Total: $47,000.00 SECTION III: If any provision of this Ordinance or the application thereof to any person or circumstance is held to be invalid, such invalidity shall not affect other provisions or applications and, to this end, the provisions of this Ordinance are declared to be severable. SECTION IV: This Ordinance being necessary for the protection and preservation of the public health and safety, an emergency is hereby declared to exist and this ordinance shall be of full force and effect immediately upon its passage, approval and publication. PASSED and APPROVED this 11th day of March 2014. Glenn “Sonny” Cox Arkansas County Judge ATTEST: Melissa Wood Arkansas County Clerk By: Sheila Shook Chief Deputy Clerk Adv. 11-1tfc

Ash Wednesday

by Michael P. Daniel

“Beloved, I beg you as sojourners and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts which war against the soul, having your conduct honorable among the Gentiles, that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may - by your good works which they observe - glorify God in the day of visitation.” 1 Peter 1:11-12

Last Wednesday was Ash Wednesday which led us into the season of Lent. Many devout Christians question the necessity of Lent and its penitential practices of fasting and repentance because we are, after all, Easter people; that there is no need to overwhelm ourselves with “works” that are not necessary. I get that, and I freely admit there are times when I question such practic-

es myself. If this is where we truly are, then we are compelled to question why we would celebrate Christmas since that time has also passed. Why do we celebrate the Resurrection of Messiah since this time, too, has passed? I would suggest that if we question the many means of grace and mercy, such as prayer and fasting, that call us to evaluate our lives as “sojourners and pilgrims”, then it is likely we fall outside the definition of “sojourners and pilgrims” and need these practices in our lives all the more. This, dear friends, is precisely why Lent begins with Ash Wednesday and seeks to call us away from matters of the flesh and reconnect to our Lord in a meaningful way; for a benign, inactive “relationship” is no relationship at all. Think of it this way:

what good is a prayer life if our prayers reveal something we have no intentions of responding to? That our prayers are only our wish lists we expect the Lord to hear even though we offer no time to hear Him? I encourage all to find the necessity of visiting this season with an open heart and honest mind; for if such practices are seen as “burdens” unnecessary for “saved” Christians, there may indeed already be something seriously amiss in our spiritual lives. Lent is a gift, perhaps the greatest of gifts, because it calls us to gather once again as “sojourners and pilgrims” by showing us exactly where we are headed – to the Resurrection and beyond! Blessings, Michael

Pesticide Applicator Training Scheduled for March 15 Chuck Capps, County Extension Agent – Staff Chair, Arkansas County The UA Arkansas County Extension Service will conduct the final Pesticide Applicator Training in Arkansas County on Thursday, March 13, at the Extension Office in DeWitt at 7:00 p.m. The training will be for those needing re-certification as well as for those applying for a new license in order to purchase restricted use pesticides. Producers who need re-certification should receive a letter from the State Plant Board informing them of the requirement for re-certification before a 2014 license can be issued. Because of funding reductions by the EPA for the pesticide applicator training program, the Cooperative Extension Service must charge private applicators for certification training. The fee is $10 per person, payable at the door the day of the training. This certification registra-

tion fee is in addition to the price you pay the Arkansas State Plant Board for your license. Please remember that in most cases you will need the training only once every 5 years. Please make your checks payable to: UA, Cooperative Extension Service, Arkansas County This meeting is open to all eligible persons without regard to 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 county Extension office as soon as possible prior to the activity. For additional information, please call the Extension Office at 870-946-3231 or 870-673-2346.

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Bring your buck-a-roo and join us for Kindergarten Registrationfor the 2014-2015 school year! What to bring: •Official birth certificate/other approved documentation •Current immunization/shot records •Physical/Well Child Check-up •Proof of residence *Children entering Kindergarten must be five (5) years old on or before August 1, 2014.

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AETN Local Production Marathon to Air Sunday (Editor’s Note: The artist, Sean Fitzgibbon, for our documentary graphic novel What Follows Is True: Crescent: The Baker Years, provided artwork for the documentary below: Up Among the Hills: The Story of Fayetteville. Check it out.) A special afternoon of local programming will air on the Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) Sunday, March 16, from noon to 8 p.m. The schedule includes: “Cooking on the Wild Side: A Phyllis and John Reunion” at noon. This special marks the return of co-hosts and viewer favorites Phyllis Speer and John Philpot for their first new program in more than four years. During her 20-plus years with the Arkansas Game & Fish Com-

mission − and even into her retirement − Speer has travelled across Arkansas and the nation to cook tried and true game dishes for outdoor enthusiasts. Philpot, a longtime regular on Arkansas radio and television programs, continues his service as “official tastetester” and offers colorful commentary. “Up Among the Hills: The Story of Fayetteville” at 1:30 p.m. This documentary, narrated by former President Bill Clinton, tells the story of the character and characters of Fayetteville from the 1800s to present. Fayetteville’s history as a quirky community known for the state’s flagship college and well recognized for its farmers market, town square and off-beat personalities provides interesting fare for this docu-

mentary. The film blends artistic images with dramatic voices and recreations to take viewers on a poignant and, at times, humorous trip through the town’s history. “Silent Storytellers” at 3 p.m. This AETN original documentary filmed over two years explores the cultural, artistic and personal stories cemeteries provide to the surrounding communities. Guided by author and cemetery researcher Abby Burnett, “Silent Storytellers” visits cemeteries in Boone, Crawford, Franklin, Hempstead, Johnson, Lawrence, Newton, Pulaski, Searcy and Sevier counties and features tombstones with tales of murder, family heirlooms and folk-art inspired carvings. The film features information about the best tech-

niques for preserving, repairing and maintaining tombstones, presented by Elizabeth Norton of Norton Fine Arts Conservation. “The Buffalo Flows” at 5 p.m. This documentary showcases America’s first national river, which begins in the Ozark Mountains, flowing through hills and rock framed valleys – a place people fought to preserve. “Champion Trees” at 6:30 p.m. Escaping the ravages of nature and man, the champion trees of Arkansas are the largest of their species in the state. With lives spanning hundreds of years, these silent sentinels have watched history unfold around them. This AETN original documentary explores these natural wonders and how they influence

and inspire the people around them. Viewers will experience these giants through various seasons in Arkansas, from the magnificent blooms of the champion Southern Magnolia tree in Texarkana during the summer to the snowcovered Northern Catalpa in Prattsville. They will also learn about the rich history associated with the trees, and how they’ve inspired artist Linda Williams Palmer of Hot Springs. AETN is the premier broadcast venue for Arkansas’s independent film producers. The network strives to showcase indie films from and about Arkansans, turning the spotlight to a wide range of topics that might otherwise go unnoticed. The Arkansas Educa-

tional Television Network (AETN) is Arkansas’s statewide public television network that enhances lives by providing lifelong learning opportunities for people from all walks of life. AETN delivers local, award-winning productions and classic, trusted PBS programs aimed at sharing Arkansas and the world with viewers. AETN depends on the generosity of Arkansans and the State of Arkansas to continue offering quality programming. For more information, visit, or follow the AETN blog at AETN is broadcast on KETS (Little Rock), KEMV (Mountain View), KETG (Arkadelphia), KAFT (Fayetteville), KTEJ (Jonesboro), and KETZ (El Dorado).

Grow a Nutritious Garden in a Pot by Melinda Myers

Mixing nutritious vegetables with colorful flowers and trailers that spill over the container edges creates an interesting and attractive container garden. Photo by Melinda Myers, LLC

Don’t let a lack of time or space get in the way of gardening your way to a healthy lifestyle. Plant a container of nutritious vegetables and herbs. Include a few planters on the front porch, back patio or right outside the kitchen door. All that’s needed is some potting mix, fertilizer, plants and a container with drainage holes. A fifteen to twenty-four inch diameter pot or twenty-four to thirty-six inch long window box is a good starting size. Bigger containers hold more plants and moisture longer, so it can be watered less frequently. Check containers daily

and water thoroughly as needed. Self-watering pots need less frequent watering, allowing busy gardeners and travelers the opportunity to grow plants in pots with minimal care. Fill the container with a well-drained potting mix. Read the label on the container mix bag. Add a slow release organic nitrogen fertilizer, like Milorganite (, at planting for better results with less effort. It provides small amounts of nutrients throughout most of the season and eliminates the need to mix and water in fertilizer throughout the growing season. Sprinkle a bit more on the soil surface midsea-

son or when changing out your plantings. Mix colorful flowers with nutritious vegetables for attractive, healthy results. Bright Lights Swiss Chard, pansies (their flowers are edible), colorful leaf lettuce, spinach, radishes, and trailing ivy make a great cool season combination. Freshfrom-the-container-garden vegetables make the best tasting salads and the greens provide Vitamins A and C as well as calcium. Use the pansy flowers to dress up a salad or frozen in ice cubes for an added gourmet touch to beverages. For summer, use a tomato, pepper, eggplant or peas, beans, and cucumbers trained on a trellis.

All are packed full of nutrients and make a great vertical accent. Surround the towering vegetables with purple basil, tricolor sage, carrots, beets and a colorful trailing annual like verbena, lantana, or bidens. Don’t forget to squeeze in a few onions or garlic. The fragrant foliage can be decorative and these vegetables help lower blood sugar and cholesterol, while aiding in digestion. So be creative and add a few small-scale, attractive vegetables high in nutritional value to a variety of containers this season.

DeWitt Hospital and Nursing Home to Host Health Insurance Education and Enrollment Fair

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You’re invited to attend this health insurance Enrollment Fair! • Learn about your health coverage options • Meet with a licensed guide • Enroll in quality, affordable health insurance!



MARCH 18, 2014 Time:

4 PM - 8 PM

DeWitt Hospital & Nursing Home will host an Education and Enrollment Fair on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 to assist Arkansas County residents with enrollment in health insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace. The event will be held from 4 pm until 8 pm at the DeWitt Hospital’s Outpatient Clinic (adjacent to the Emergency Room). “We are pleased to host an education and enrollment fair for affordable health insurance,” Darren Caldwell said. “With the recent passage of the Medicaid Expansion funds this insures funding for this program through at least June 2015. We will have experts that can help you with enrollment so all eligible should take advantage of this opportunity.” The public is invited to attend to learn more about the health insurance options available through the new Health Insurance Marketplace, to get information about the financial assis-

tance now available to help pay insurance premiums and meet with trained, licensed guides for enrollment assistance. To be eligible to enroll, a person must be between the ages of 18 and 64, live in the U.S., and must be a U.S. citizen or lawfully present. Anyone who plans to enroll should be prepared with: • Birthdate and Social Security Numbers (or document numbers for legal immigrants) for each member of household. • Employer and income information for every member of the household (for example, pay stubs, W-2 forms, wage and tax statements). “This event is a great opportunity for people to “Get In” and enroll in health insurance. I encourage anyone who doesn’t have health insurance to attend this event,” said Darren Caldwell. All who enroll in the program will be eligible for a drawing of a $200 gift card.

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