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AROUND THE COUNTY
Parent Appreciation Night Reminder
DMS GEAR UP Parent Appreciation Night will be held Thursday, March 14 at 6:00 p.m. in the DMS Cafeteria. Invitations have been sent out.
American Legion and Auxiliary Birthday Supper
The annual American Legion and Auxiliary Birthday Supper will be held on Thursday, March 7 at Camp Doughboy. The American Legion will be 94 years old this year. We urge all members and their families to attend. It will be a potluck and the Auxiliary will provide the cake. The Legion will provide the meat and ice. The event will start at 6:30 p.m.
The baptism service of 10 year-old LaShanti Wilson will be on March 10, at 11:00 am at the First Missionary Baptist Church located at 312 North May in Dewitt. LaShanti is the daughter of Larry Wilson & Wanda Leverson. Come and share this memorable and historic moment as we celebrate LaShanti entrance into the body of Christ.
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Wounded Warrior Welcomed at Crestpark BY MARION MCCANN CONTRIBUTING WRITER
Johnathan Tyler McCann is a PFC for the Army’s 2nd Division, 1st Battalion-23rd Infantry- Alpha Co. Private McCann is a sniper and mortar gunner with his unit, which has been deployed in SE Afghanistan. Sunday, February 24, his great-grandparents, James and Hazel McCann, at Crestpark Manor saw him for the first time in over a year since he deployed to Afghanistan a year ago in February 2012. Those in attendance for his visit to Crestpark include Virgil and Dee Luebke; Jamie Rasor; Sean and Ellen Rasor; Brenda, George and Aaron McCann; Alice Horton; Ronnie and Dorothy Luebke; Catherine Marshall and John (Buzz) McCann and Stormy McCann. Tyler enjoyed the longawaited visit with family and friends who came to see him in DeWitt. In Afghanistan, he earned several awards. His CIB (Combat Infantry Badge) and a Purple Heart are the two of which he is most proud. He was severely injured on August 6, returning from a foot patrol in a Stryker transport-mortar platform. The vehicle ran over two IED’s which exploded and severely damaged the vehicle. The new design V-hull on McCann’s Stryker, which was
credited for saving their lives, was turned into a “C” as the truck was blown into the air by the twin massive charges. Witnesses claimed that these were the most powerful IED ever observed in this theater, and of the eleven troops on board. six were injured and transported to various hospitals. Two were airlifted to Germany, and the others were taken to Kandehar AFB for initial treatment. McCann was hurt in the explosion sustaining injuries to his left shoulder, one elbow and right ankle and received a mild TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury.) He was taken to the Wounded Warriors Recovery Unit at Kandehar AFB. From there, he was moved to the hospital at Landstrum, Germany, and later flown to Fort Lewis- McChord Joint Base where he has spent the past 5 months in physical therapy and being observed and treated for TBI. Private McCann says he has seen soldiers in the Wounded Warrior Recovery Unit with far worse injuries and counts himself among the luckiest ones who will recover their health and go back to their unit and continue service. After the short visit to his hometown of Ruston, LA, he will return to Fort Lewis/McChord AFB in Washington for training to deploy again in August. He has two years and seven months left in his
current tour of duty with the US ARMY. His proud parents are John and Marion McCann. His proud siblings include Stormy McCann of Ruston, LA, brother Joseph McCann Willis of Hot Springs, AR, and sister, Rose McCann Haley of Pocahontas, AR.
Pfc. Johnathan Tyler McCann is the great-grandson of CMS James J. McCann, retired WWII, Korean and Vietmam veteran living in DeWitt, AR. His other greatgrandfather is deceased Lt. Col. Carroll G. Biggs, retired--WWII B17 Pilot, MIA/Ex-POW.
Book Signing at PCCUA uDeWitt High School graduate offers
her book, “Journey Map” on March 14. The book is written to help individuals transform from emotional blocks to experience a new life of awareness.
Grand Prairie Ruritan Club’s Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 23, at 10:00 a.m. at the DeWitt City Park for children age 2 – 10 years. In case of rain, the egg hunt will be Saturday, March 30. Donations of money, plastic eggs and candy for the hunt may be brought to PCCUA.
The 2013 g n i r p S ction e ll o C r Colo is here!
The DeWitt girls softball team opened their season February 28 with a win against Brinkley.
Teri Relyea, a 1984 graduate of DeWitt High School, has published her first book, Journey Map. Journey Map is a step-bystep process of transformation, developed in the form of a game that leads beyond our emotional blocks and false stories to experience a new life of expanded awareness and joy. It’s a map to the hidden treasure within. There will be a book signing March 14 in the Community Room on the DeWitt campus of Phillips Community College University of Arkansas. Drop in between the hours of 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. and visit with Relyea about her experience of developing and creating the process and how it’s transformed her life. Also, see the original
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artwork and the full-size maps that accompany the book. Relyea is an artist with a B.A. in studio art from Baylor University. She creates welded metal sculpture, paintings, drawings and home décor with a primary focus on transforming salvaged materials. She lives with her two children, horses, dogs, cats and a sheep near Mansfield, Texas. Her parents are Ralph and Tiila Relyea, and her sister is Tami Hornbeck. If you are not able to attend the signing that afternoon, Relyea will be at Kelly’s on the Square that evening for a casual gathering among friends. The book will also be available at that time.
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LOCAL NEWS ewitt police report
February 21, 2013 - Officer Barnett reported that a vehicle was backing out and his wheels were already turned and he did not know it and did not see a second vehicle backing out. The first vehicle hit the second vehicle. The driver of the second vehicle stated that the driver of the first vehicle was racking his pipes on his truck as she was backing out and when she got about halfway out he slamed into the side of her vehicle causing major damage to the driver’s side back door and shattering the window. February 23,2013 - Officer Smith was dispatched to the Sahara Motel for an armed robbery in room 114. Upon arrival the officer spoke to a white male and he said that two black males wearing ski masks had kicked in the door, stuck a sawed off shotgun in his face while holding his baby and demanded all of his money.The white male said that they took his kindle, cellphone, and wallet that had right at $1,000.00 in it, and took off running north towards the front office. There was no damage to the door facing but there was a shoe print on the door. Officer Smith and Officer Spencer looked around the area and talked to some tenants and they said they heard some arguing outside but did not go out to see what was going on. February 26, 2013 - Officer Miller was dispatched to Sough Grandview Drive and Chaney for an accident. Upon arrival the officer was met by two males. The first male stated that he saw the second male’s blinker on trying to turn left and he had a load of chemicals on his bed and couldn’t get stopped, so he tried to go to the right of him and clipped his car. The second male said he was turning left off South Grandview Drive on to Chaney and was hit in the passenger side rear. Both parties appeared normal and denied any injuries. Officer Miller ask both parties for their Driver’s License, Registration, and Proof of Insurance. The officer ran them to make sure they were valid and didn’t have any warrents. Pictures were taken of the damaged car and both parties were advised to contact their insurance companies and tell them of the accident. February 28, 2013 - Officer Tucker was contacted by phone by a female who said her father’s barber shop had been burglarized. The woman stated that the bathroom window had been broken out and entry and exit were made there. She said the only thing she found missing was a jar of coins from the top of the TV and an unknown amount of money from the cash register. She said she could not find anything else missing or moved. She added her father would be back in the morning and could confirm if anything else was missing. Officer Tucker located the window panes in the back yard area of the barber shop. One was inside the vacuum case and the other was under a neighboring outside central air conditioner unit. The officer collected them for fingerprints. On March 1, 2013 Officer Tucker went to the barber shop and spoke with the owner. He conmfirmed there were only the described monies taken from his shop. He said he didn’t find anything else missing. March 2, 2013 - Officer Smith conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a passenger headlight out. Upon contact with the driver, Officer Smith noticed a white male in the passenger front seat acting nervous, then told the reason for the stop, and asked the female driver for her driver’s license, registration and insurance. Officer Smith also ask the passenger for his ID. After completing a record check on both subjects Officer Smith exited his patrol car and made a passenger side approach to talk to the passenger, he got nervous and started shaking and sweating, the officer asked him if he had other names other than the name he had given the officer, at this time the officer could see the female driver crying, and told the passenger that he was being placed under arrest for obstruction of governmental operation, and he came clean with his correct name. The passenger was from Kentucky and stated that the reason for lying to the officer was because he thought he had a warrant out for his arrest in Kentucky. The passenger was placed in handcuffs and taken to Arkansas County Dentition Center.
DES Read the Most from Coast to Coast
Students were challenged to read and take Accelerated Reading computerized tests to help break the record of 3,581,992 books that were read and tested in one day in the previous year. DeWitt Elementary School third graders contributed 598 successful tests to the overall number of 4,408,828 tests taken across America. ABOVE LEFT: Ryan Kittler (sitting) and Dillon Cox helped contribute to this number. ABOVE RIGHT: Third graders enjoying a read-a-loud by Pastor Chuck Coffelt. BELOW LEFT: Riley Hargrove takes a test. BELOW RIGHT: Carol Griffie is “lost” in a good book.
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LOCAL NEWS HISTORY
Vada Sue Sieber, 67, of Scott, passed away February 27 at UAMS Hospital in Little Rock. She was born October 15, 1945, to Fotion and Eberean Jones. On April 17, 1963, she married Tom Sieber. She was a Baptist, a member of New Zion Missionary Baptist Church, and retired from the retail industry. She enjoyed cooking for her family and fishing, but what she loved most of all was spending time and playing with her two grandchildren, Rocky and Gracie Mae. Sue was preceded in death by her parents and an infant brother and sister. Sue is survived by her husband of 49 years, Tom Sieber of Scott; three children, Scotty (Velva) Sieber of Scott, Todd (Cynthia) Sieber of North Little Rock, and Roxanne Sieber of Scott; three sisters, Joyce Bougher of North Little Rock, Shirley (Bob) Adams of Gillett, and Linda James of Tichnor; and two very special grandchildren Rocky and Gracie Mae Sieber. Visitation was 1:00 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at New Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Tichnor, AR, with funeral services beginning at 2:00 p.m. and burial following in Bonner’s Chapel Cemetery by Essex Funeral Home of DeWitt.
Alta Mae McSwain Carver, age 77, died March 2, 2013. She was born July 27, 1935 in St. Charles to Albert Levi and Ethel Julie Lyghtle McSwain. She was a member of St. Charles Baptist Church and was administrator of the St. Charles Water Department for many years. Survivors include three sons: Johnny Carver (Esther) of Cabot, James Carver (Sarita) of Keo, Jerry Carver (Christina) of Ward; one sister: Barbara Berry (Scott) of Benton, eight grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 48 years, Millard Carver, sister, Joyce Fox and brother, Wayne McSwain. Funeral services will be 2:00 Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at St. Charles Baptist Church with burial at St. Charles Cemetery by Essex Funeral Home, DeWittof Ric Brown Family Funeral Home in Mission..
Calvin Hendrix “Slim”, age 75, of Almyra, died February 21, 2013. He was born in Bono, AR. Mr. Hendrix was a retired farmer and longtime resident of the community. He served as fire chief of Almyra and was a Methodist. He loved hunting, fishing and spending time with his family and friends. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Alice Hendrix; three children, Paul Hendrix and his wife, Mae, of Almyra, Gary Hendrix and his wife, Cindy, of Sercy, and Diane Lloyd and her husband, Greg, of Almyra; three sisters, Thelma Henderson, Mildred Cupples, and Hazel Hamm; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, whom he loved dearly. Graveside services were held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 26, 2013, at Almyra Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Almyra Methodist Church. To sign his guestbook, please visit www.arkansasfuneralcare.com. Arrangements were made by Arkansas Funeral Care in Jacksonville.
Guardians of the Capital By Don Roth
The command of Col. William H. Parsons had moved its operations from Helena and the expanse east of the White River to the south side of lower Arkansas. The 12th and 21st Texas Cavalry were led by Col. George W. Carter while Parsons was absent on business in the Lone Star State. At one time Carter and his staff occupied the upper floor of the John A. Jordon mansion in Arkansas County (now Lincoln County) while troops occupied the vacant slave cabins, which were plentiful. One trooper wrote home saying “Jordon had corn in the cribs to feed the entire regiment, including the animals, for several months.” (Anne J. Bailey, Between the Enemy and Texas: Parsons Texas Regiment in the Civil War, Fort Worth, Texas Christian University Press 1989. P. 110) The picketing and scouting activity near the Mississippi and lower Arkansas Rivers was for the protection of Little Rock, the military nerve center of the state. The Federal base at Helena was closely watched to safeguard Little Rock by the 700800 Arkansas Cavalry of Col. Archibald S. Dobbin, a prewar Phillips County planter and former aide-de-camp to Gen. Hindman. He was ably assisted by the pro-active Lt. Col. F. M. Chrisman who previously led four veteran companies while under the direction of Col. Parsons. The regimental Major, Samuel Corley, who was 20 years above draft age, had become well adapted to close up spying in and near Helena. Another Chrisman colleague, Capt. James
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H. McGehee, liked to annoy Union navigation by ranging through the Mississippi River counties. Just two weeks before, on February 17, he captured the steamboats Hercules and Musselman near Memphis. Accessible wagons were required to transport the wealth of cargo to Col. Dobbin’s command. Captain James F. Forbes of Crittenden County had been a real estate dealer before the war and also operated three ferry boats from Arkansas to Memphis. With reliable contacts in that city, he smuggled ammunition and clothing to Dobbin while serving as his quartermaster. While Confederates continued to attack scouts and foragers near the Federal garrison, large detachments were sent in pursuit of them. Losses were inflicted on both sides, but increased mortality now appeared with the commencement of frequent rains. High water from the Mississippi and local creeks sent latrine contents and animal excrement over the landscape, contaminating everything in its path. Also, rodents carried fleas infected with Rickettsia mooseri bacteria. The fleas spread to human hosts, causing murine typhus, but physicians could not distinguish the disease from malaria or typhoid. The number of sick increased to such an extent that regiments could no longer properly care for their soldiers. The army took over all unoccupied houses and buildings in Helena for use as hospitals. Buildings were in such demand that Gen. Benjamin Prentiss, who assumed command at Helena on February 18, permitted only division
and brigade commanders to “occupy buildings for their quarters.” Smallpox also made its vile appearance, and no regiment went unaffected. The War Department had provided inoculation in the form of lesion crusts from infected infants, but many soldiers went untreated. But at Helena, the problem was contained by isolation and care provided by inoculated medical attendants. At this time in 1863, the river levee broke due to incessant rains, making travel and residence impossible in the flooded town, thus hinting at the need for hospital boats. The army abandoned the low ground and estab-
lished encampments on Crowley’s Ridge. Within just a few weeks, the crowded conditions on the high ground created an unhealthy environment for both animals and soldiers. (Rhonda M. Kohl, The Prairie Boys Go To War: The Fifth Illinois Cavalry, 1861-1865, Southern Illinois University, 2013, PP 94, 95, 98.) Though the Confederate horseman weren’t strangers to disease, their health was spared in some measure by their free-ranging ways which were dictated by subsistence needs and surveillance, while enemy ranks were being greatly reduced more so from gruesome afflictions than by force of arms.
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HISTORY DeWitt Era-Enterprise and DeWitt Publishing Centennial Celebration of the Arkansas State Flag Separate Businesses BY VALENYA FRANKS EDITOR email@example.com
Over the past week, there has been a lot of confusion about the move. The DeWitt EraEnterprise has moved across the square; however, the DeWitt Publishing Company still remains in the same place. For years, the newspaper and the publishing company were one business. Now, with the sale of the newspaper, the two are separate businesses. As stated in a previous edition, a company out of Missouri purchased the DeWitt Era-Enterprise. Ann and Jay Cox now own the DeWitt Publishing Company. The publishing company will still offer printing, sell office supplies, and continue to run Enterprise Books. The newspaper, of course, will handle news and advertising.
DeWitt Era-Enterprise is located at 140 Court Square, between Lizzie’s and the revenue office. The phone number is 870-946-3933 and the fax is 870-946-3934. There are now three emails for each department. For all advertising and basic business questions contact manager@ dewitt-ee.com, for news, editorials, obituaries, etc. contact firstname.lastname@example.org, and for ad design questions contact email@example.com. DeWitt Publishing Company’s address is still 326 Court Square. Their phone number is 870-946-3241 and the fax is 870-946-1888. The publishing company’s email is dewittpubco@ yahoo.com. We’re hoping that this clears up any confusion that may have been caused. Both businesses appreciate all past and future business.
First Missionary Baptist Church
“The church serving the exalted Savior with the salty flavor” The members of the First MBC would like to take this opportunity to invite you to attend the worshipping and witnessing experience every Sunday morning. It is a time of refreshing, a time of refueling, and a time of refocusing our attention on our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. In addition, we gather every Wednesday evening for Bible study for the sole purpose of increasing our awareness of the scriptures. If you have any questions or need transportation to the church, please contact Deacon Levi Hunter @ 870-946-1936. Sunday school 9:4510:30 a.m. Sunday worship 11:00 a.m. Bible Study 6:00 p.m. Special guest, was Monica Gaynor, Owner/
Sr. Instructor, and has taught piano for over 18 years. She attended the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville on a band scholarship and continued her music education at Belleville Area College in Belleville, Illinois. Monica has taught music and art for both private and charter elementary schools. She is a vocalist and a pianist in a class of her own. Her studio is a member of the National Federation of Music Clubs. She and her staff are committed to musical excellence and offering students a challenging yet enjoyable musical experience. If your church, school or individual is interested in workshops or private lesson, please contact Monica Gaynor @ 870-671-4911 or 870489-5801. Reverend C.W. Hawkins-Pastor/Teacher
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(left to right) Glennda Fread, Sharon Wyatt and MarJo Dill.
The David O, Dodd Chapter 212 United Daughter of the Confederacy, held their chapter meeting on Sunday, February 17 in the home of Sharon Wyatt in Pine Bluff. Ten members were in attendance. Attending from Arkansas County were Glenda Fread, Jean Pollard and Dorothy Wilks. Attending from Jefferson County were MarJo Dill, Denise Gray, DeeLois Lawrence, Lela Murray, Rebeca Phillips, Sandra Poore, and Sharon Wyatt. Chapter President Fread presided. Chaplain Dill opened the meeting with prayer and Fread led the ritual. Secretary/Treasurer Wyatt read the Minutes from the January 20 meeting, which were approved. She gave the treasurer’s report. Fread read the President General’s Message. Poore was elected Public Relations Chairman and Pollard to assist her. Fread made the following announcements: the next meeting of the chapter to be March 17 in Murray’s home, and March 23 is the date of Division Spring Board in Little Rock. Wyatt presented the programs, “100th Anniversary of the Arkansas Flag.” However, first not-
ed that the next, February 18 would be celebrated as President’s Day. She had originally planned for her program to be about President Abraham Lincoln until she received notice from Arkansas Flag and Banner that this month and year is the one-hundredth anniversary of the Arkansas flag. Arkansas became the 25th state in the United States on June 15, 1836. The battleship U.S.S Arkansas was to be commissioned to the Pine Bluff Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution voted to present the ship with an Arkansas flag. There was no Arkansas flag. A contest was held with sixty-five designs offered. The winning design was by Willie Kavanaugh Hocker in the early days of 1913. Hocker’s original design was first changed to incorporate the state’s name. The flag with this design was presented to the U.S.S. Arkansas. Hocker was a teacher, had been born in Kentucky, and lived in Wabaseka. Wyatt descrbed the meanings of Hocker’s design and colors. Wyatt stressed that there is only one diamond in the design and urged that when repeating the Salute to the Arkansas Flag that you
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say “diamond” not the plural “diamonds.” Arkansas and her sister state are symbolized by the parallel white stars at the left and right points of the diamond. Arkansas and Michigan were admitted to the United States about the same time. In 1923/24 a fourth blue star was added. This star commemorated that Arkansas had had membership in the Confederacy. The three blue stars below represented the three countries the state had belonged to prior to becoming a state; France,
Spain and the United States. A startling revelation was included in Wyatt’s educational, patriotic and historical program; there was no official Salute to the Arkansas flag until 1953, authored by Virginia Belcher Brock. A short quiz followed the program with Gray and Phillips answering all questions correctly. Wyatt presented them with small Arkansas flags. Murray also received an Arkansas flag as the door prize. Wyatt served a delicious dessert plate and the meeting was adjourned.
We need you! These animals were picked up by the DeWitt Animal Control Officer this week. If one of these dogs belongs to you or you would like to find out about adopting one, please call the Animal Control Officer at 946-6307.
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How Does the New Age Movement Relate to the Christian Faith? 4th in a Series: Questions About the Christian Faith By Rev. Daniel R. Kirkpatrick The New Age movement is based on a theory of astrology that each star age lasts 2,000 years. It is claimed we have moved from the age of Pisces to the Age of Aquarius, which began around the year 2,000 AD. If that phrase is familiar, it was contained in a popular song in the musical Hair from the 1960’s: When the moon is in the seventh house, and Jupiter aligns with Mars, Then peace will guide the planets, and love will steer the stars. This is the dawning of the Age of Aquarius! People who are adherents to the New Age movement believe that the scientific, materialistic era is coming to an end and humanity is progressing into a time of great spirituality and world harmony. So what exactly is the New Age Movement? Christian thinkers describe our culture as a “pick and mix” culture and the New Age movement is an attempt at a new worldview. The New Age movement is an umbrella term that covers diverse trains of thought that have an array of disconnected beliefs and lifestyles. It’s almost impossible to define because it has so many branches and offshoots. The New Age movement has no leader, nor organization, no structure, and no headquarters. It’s a groundswell of diverse adherents. A New Ager is someone who looks at reality in a certain way and reacts in a certain way. Someone has described her experience in the New Age movement like the recipe for a cake: 2 cups hope; 2 cups altered consciousness (yoga, drugs, or meditation) 2 tablespoons each of self-awareness, self-improvement, and self –esteem. 1 heaping teaspoon of peace; a dollop of love; a pinch of humanism, Eastern mysticism, and occultism; 1 scoop of mystical experience. Mix together thoroughly; Bake in a warm, friendly environment; Fill with your most appealing dreams; Garnish generously with positive thoughts and good vibrations Caryl Matrisci-
ana, Gods of the New Age, 1985, p. 171
New Age is a mixture of Eastern mysticism and occult practices with a West-
ern materialistic flavor. On the surface, parts of it are either good or harmless. It comes under the guise of self-improvement, holistic health, and a concern for world peace, ecology, and spiritual enlightenment. By themselves, certain elements of the New Age such as good nutrition, avoidance of drugs, and respect for creation find an ally in the Christian faith. But as we know, often under the sugarcoating there is a dangerous pill. The Apostle Paul warned us “Satan himself portrays himself as an angel of light”
(2 Cor. 11:14).
Many of the New Age teachings come from Eastern mysticism origins such as Hindu and Buddhist doctrines adopted for the Western world. A great deal of the teaching focuses on reincarnation, Zen, yoga, and levitation. Secondly, there is a blending of nature religions (paganism) from around the world including druidism, folk beliefs of Native Americans, and Wicca witchcraft. Thirdly, many of the New Age practices are overtly occult. Astrology, horoscopes, fortune telling, clairvoyance, consulting the dead, spiritism, mediums, channeling, and tarot cards are widely used. All practices such as these are clearly condemned in the Bible. “Let no one be found among you…who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft, or casts spells, or who is a medium or spiritist or consults the dead. Any one who does these things is detestable to the Lord…” (Deut. 18: 10-12) and these warnings are found also in Gal. 5:20 and Rev. 9: 20, 21. It has been estimated that as many as 25% of Americans are involved is some form of New Age practice. What are the beliefs of the New Age movement? British minister and writer John Stott describes them in 3 short sayings: 1) “All is God.” 2) “All is one.” 3) “All is well.” (Conflicting Gospels, 1989, p. 6) 1. The first, “All is God,” is known as pantheism. God is in everything. God is depersonalized, an impersonal energy, a creative force. A god-like force runs through all creations: rocks, trees, animals, and people. There is not distinction between the creator and what is
created. It is a return to the pagan worship of Mother Earth and the belief that the star, planets, and even crystals have power and influence. Second, “All is one” which is the technical term, monism. New Age attempts to reconcile opposites and bring about a synthesis of all religions and rejects much of traditional Christianity. The movement rejects moral absolutes and “sin” is not a popular word in the New Age. To New Agers, our problem is not sin, but ignorance of our true self and true potential. A sage for India said, “It’s not a question of whether you are good or bad… good and bad are relative. They are 2 sides of 1 coin, part of the same whole.” Some one said, “You are the Supreme Being…. there isn’t any right or wrong.” The actress, Shirley Maclaine’s philosophy, along with many other New Agers, is “If it feels good, do it.” Thirdly, “All is well.” We are making evolutionary progress toward Utopia. Many New Agers believe we will see the establishment of a new world order and a new world religion. What is wrong with the New Age Movement? The New Age movement is right to challenge the prevailing materialism and rational thoughts of our times. It is right to emphasize the importance of experience and to value spirituality. It is right to stress compassion, love, and unity. Millions in the movement are on the right track in the sense that is looking for spiritual reality. Yet these focuses fall far short of the glorious truths of the Christian faith. 1. The New Age movement doesn’t get near the truth about God the Father as revealed by Jesus Christ. God our Heavenly Father is not an impersonal, abstract force, but the transcendent personal creator of the whole universe. God is not less personal than human beings---but more so! And yet God is close by us, our immanent. He longs to be in a relationship with us as human beings. We can speak to Him and He can speak to us. He is a Father who loves us and we are called to respond in love for Him and for our brothers and sisters. We were made to live in a relationship that involves the love and worship of God. 2. Secondly, the New Age movement does
not come close to the truth about God the Son. Jesus is seen as one of the ascended masters, along with Buddha, Krishna, and others. In trying to accommodate Jesus into New Age thinking, adherents miss out on the glorious truth of Jesus---that He is “the way, and the truth, and the life (John 14:6). He was, and is, God become human for our salvation. And in His great love, Jesus died on the cross for us, in order to set us free from guilt, from addiction, fear, and death. He makes forgiveness possible and brings us into friendship with God and the experience of His love, and the power to change. Jesus liberates us to love and serve others and to become more like Jesus Himself. 3. Third, and lastly, the New Age movement doesn’t get near the truth about God the Holy Spirit. The New Age movement is a search for spiritual power and spiritual experience, and transformed lives. There is no greater spiritual power than the power of the Holy Spirit, no greater experience than the fullness of the Holy Spirit, and no more effective power to transform our lives. It’s fascinating that in the last 100 years we have had a time in the Christian church in which there has been a great outpouring of the power and gifts of the Holy Spirit in the worldwide church. But we are also seeing what appears to be a satanic counterfeit, which began shortly afterwards. But Satan cannot counterfeit holiness. The Holy Spirit transforms Christians into the likeness of Jesus Christ and the accompanying that in a believer’s life is the fruit of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control (Gal. 5: 22, 23). Someone has said, “We don’t need to read all the New Age books. The way to spot a counterfeit is to know the real thing really well.” People dabbling in the New Age movement are seeking an experience of the spiritual. We need to demonstrate by our lives the supernatural power of God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God’s love is the greatest power in the universe---and there is no defense against unconditional love.
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The Difficulties in Forgiving (First In A Six-Week Series On “Forgiveness”) “I’ll forgive you—but I’ll never forget!!” Ever had someone say that to you? Or, have you said it to someone who’d hurt you? If so, guess what? The real message being given was “I’ll never forgive you”—for refusing to “let go” of past hurts never allows them to heal. And, keeping a record of them (at least mentally) basically keeps them at the ready to use against that person if he/she hurts you again. “But, it’s impossible to forget!” someone says adamantly. “Yea,” chimes in another—“Because if you forget, it’s apt to happen again!” While there’s some validity in both statements, the fact remains that forgiveness and forgetfulness go hand-in-hand. Just as a deep cut takes time to heal, so do the hurts we’ve received by someone else’s unloving words and/or deeds. But, over time that cut will heal, leaving only a scar—and so should it be with our hurts. The problem is we don’t want to forgive and really don’t know how to forgive. It’s our nature to nurse our hurts and pitch tents on our resentments. Somehow we feel justified in clinging to those sins against us, forgetting that God doesn’t act that way toward us (Psalm 103:12; Jeremiah 31:34b). But, our refusing to forgive AND forget, dear Reader, is nothing but pride and willful, stubborn disobedience. If Jesus could forgive us from the Cross, who are we to hold onto grudges and allow a “bitter root” (Hebrews 12:15) to grow up within us? PAGE TWO Years ago Corrie ten Boom, whose family hid Jews in their house in a special “Hiding Place” and were later thrown into concentration camps, spoke on the need for forgiveness after her release on a clerical error. One night at the end of a session she noticed a tall man in a heavy overcoat walking up the aisle toward her. “Suddenly,” she said, “my blood ran cold—for I recognized him as one of the main SS guards
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in the concentration camp who’d forced all of us women to strip naked in front of them as we were processed into the camp.” “As he approached,” she continued, “every part of me wanted nothing to do with him. But, then he stopped and said ‘Ms. Ten Boom, you don’t know me, but years ago during the war I did some horrible things. Then, after the war I came to know the Jesus you talked about and feel like I need to ask you to forgive me’.” He then extended his hand toward hers for a handshake. “My muscles seemed paralyzed,” Corrie shared. “I did not want to even touch this one who’d humiliated Betsy, my sister, the other women and me in the camp! Yet, within my heart I heard a still, small Voice whispering, ‘Corrie, if you do not forgive, you cannot be forgiven.’ And, I knew then I had to take his hand. “When our hands touched, it was like a surge of electricity shot through me. Suddenly, instead of a handshake, we were both embracing and weeping—and at that moment I experienced a depth of Grace I’d never known before all because I’d forgiven him.” Powerful story, isn’t it? PAGE THREE Without a doubt— and one that we need to make our own each day when it comes to forgiving those who’ve hurt us. True Love “keeps no record” (I Corinthians 13:4-8); instead, it releases all hurts to Jesus, Whose nail-scarred Hands bear witness of the price of forgiveness. And, just as dying on a cross wasn’t painless, quick or easy, so it is with “dying to ourselves” (Galatians 2:20) when it comes to forgiving those who’ve hurt us. Here’s praying you’ll turn loose of your resentments and bitterness this week and allow the Heavenly Father to “create within you a clean heart” (Psalm 51:10). Only then will you experience the joy that comes with knowing you’ve been forgiven and Christ’s “Peace that passes all understanding” (Philippians 4:7). (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 582, Coushatta, LA 71019 or e-mail him at email@example.com.)
The Lutheran Churches of South Arkansas County Invite You To Worship:
St. Luke Lutheran St. Paul Lutheran Church Church
903 E. 2nd St.-DeWitt Corner of 2nd & RoseGillett 548-2554 946-2312 Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Sunday Worship Sunday Worship 9:00 a.m. 10:45 a.m.
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
Schedule of Services Sunday School...................9:45 A.M. Morning Worship..............10:45 A.M. Evening Service..................6:00 P.M. Adult Bible Study Tues.......6:00 P.M. Teen Bible Study Wed........6:00 P.M. AWANA Wed..................6:00 P.M.
Missionary Baptist Church 4th & Harrison, DeWitt, AR (870) 946-1390
The Coming of the Lord By Pastor William Wood
Is your mind ever occupied with the thought of the coming of the Lord? As a minster of the Gospel, it is my calling, my burden, to speak with people about this subject. After nearly fifty years of doing so, I can report that there are far too many people, both in the churches an out, who seem to believe that the coming of the Lord will happen some time in the future but not in their lifetime. A few years ago, I visited a friend of mine who was in our DeWitt Hospital. He was in his early 90s, and not in good health. I started our conversation by saying that the coming of the Lord was very near. He replied, “William, my daddy told me that, and his daddy told him that. We probably have another thousand years before he comes.” After hearing his comment, I thought, “Dear friend, you and I certainly do not have that long, we may not be around by the end of this week!” We seem to forget that God comes for some of us every day. Today, March the 4th, numbers of people in our great nation are living out their last few hours and know it not. Let’s get a little closer to home. In Arkansas County and surrounding areas, there are more than likely people who got up and went to work today who will be dead before the sun comes up again. In our own little farming community around DeWitt, some leave by way of the grace almost everyday. How say we then that the coming of the Lord is some far away future event? That is why the scripture says, “Today is the day of salvation.” We may not be here tomorrow. If the thought of the coming of the Lord, or of death, troubles you, then that is a sign that the full assurance of the salvation of your soul. Find you a minister that is himself saved, and seek his advise. Remember, the Lord is coming back today for some, and we won’t know who they are until the news gets out tomorrow. Amen.
Creating Obstacles By Pastor Steve Ellison Romans 14:13-23 are some of the most relevant verses in the whole Bible for the modern church. The church at Rome in the first century and your church in 2013 both have a problem. Both have people in them who are confused about what is really important. Both have people who have no idea how much damage they are doing to their church. Both have people who make terrible choices for very self-centered reasons. Both have people who have taken their eyes off Christ and have become unloving toward others. It is obvious that Romans 14 is laying down ground rules for dealing with actions that are not biblically wrong. This passage has no bearing on those things which violate biblical standards. Romans 14 deals with matters of opinion, preference, and tradition. Verse 13 could not be clearer. We are told that our judging of our fellow church members puts an obstacle or a stumbling block in their way. Several times in Romans 14 we are told that we will be held accountable for our judging. Verse 14 echoes Genesis 1 which tells us several times that everything God created is good. Verse 15 tells us that if our actions or our judgment of others actions hurts our brothers, we are not walking in love. More than simply hurting our brothers, verse 15 tells us that we can destroy him. Verses 16 and 17 remind us that our freedom, our liberty in Christ, as real as it is, ought not to be our priority. Rather our priority ought to be to love our brothers and sisters in the Lord. If you are a person who needs a formula to make sure that you are on the right path, if you need for God to spell out in detail what He expects from you, well you have it in verse 18. Your refusal to give in to your own opinions and your refusal to judge your brothers and sisters is serving Christ. This service is clearly declared to be acceptable to God. Verse 19 gives some clear commands which let us know that our priorities have already been set for us. Our priorities must not be our opinions, preferences, or traditions. Instead, our priorities must be “to pursue the things which make for peace and the building up of one another”. Verse 17 maintains that the “kingdom of God is righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit”. While we have the freedom in Christ to engage in activities that do not violate clear Biblical commands, that does not mean that we ought to. Rather we are told in verse 21, that we ought not to “do anything by which your brother stumbles”. Verse 21 gives two specific examples: eating meat that may have been offered to idols prior to being sold and the drinking of wine. I am sure you can think of many other examples from your own life. The gist of this passage then is that we ought to very carefully consider all of our words, demands, and actions to see if they might cause others to stumble. The most oft used example is drinking wine with a meal which causes another to become an alcoholic, but that is only the tip of the proverbial iceberg. Suppose it causes another to gossip about me. Has that created an obstacle? Suppose it causes another to judge me. Has that created an obstacle? If I complain about a new style of worship and it influences another to have negative feelings toward the pastor or the song leader, is that creating a stumbling block by making it hard for that person to worship or receive the sermon? I imagine that you can think of many, many more examples. I recommend it. I think that it would be a good spiritual exercise for you. ….…….…..firstname.lastname@example.org
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$ CINDY MICHELLE ADAMS AND DUANE LANDERS Doug and Joanie Adams of DeWitt announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Cindy Michelle Adams, to Duane Landers, son of David and Earnestine Landers of Fordyce. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Willard and Reba Adams and the late Claude and Anna Mae Ellenburg of DeWitt. She is a 2001 honor graduate of DeWitt High School and a graduate of Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas with an associate of applied science - medical office. She is a certified coding specialist for Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. The prospective groom is the grandson of the late Doyle and Lillie Landers of Kingsland and the late Marion and Allie Marie Evans of Bearden. He is a 1996 honor graduate of Fordyce High School and graduate of Southern Arkansas University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He is a medical coder for Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. The couple will wed at 3:00 p.m., April 20th at New Life Fellowship Church in DeWitt. A reception will follow at the DeWitt Community Center. Only out of town invitations will be sent.
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SHANNON KOENEMAN AND TRAVIS EDWARDS Shannon Koeneman, of Little Rock, and Travis Edwards, of DeWitt, plan to marry March 22, 2013, at St Anthony’s Chapel in Lowell, Arkansas. The bride is the daughter of Jodie Mansfield and DeWayne Reed, both of Little Rock. She is the granddaughter of the late Sally and Louis Ragan of Little Rock. She is a physician at Mercy Hospital in Rogers, Arkansas. She obtained a medical doctrine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences where she also completed a residency in Internal Medicine in 2011. She is a 2003 graduate of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock with a bachelor’s degree in Biology. The groom is the son of Marica and Rex Edwards of DeWitt and Carol Kenney of Moore, Oklahoma. He is the grandson of Dan and Betty Hargrove of Point Deluce and the late Luther and Lessie Edwards of DeWitt. He is a Firefighter/EMT at Bella Vista Fire Department. He has been a full time firefighter since 2000 and has previously worked at Stuttgart Fire Department and most recently Bryant Fire Department.
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Brett Shell of Portland, AR, and Larry and Cecilia Segars of Bryant, AR, announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Claire Shell, to Zach Bussey, the son of David and Jennifer Bussey of DeWitt, AR. Shell and Bussey graduated from DeWitt High School in 2008 and attended the University of Central Arkansas. The couple will be united in matrimony on May 11, 2013. They were engaged on May 5, 2012.
Mr. and Mrs. Dwayne Cummings of DeWitt announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Kalen Brooke, to Jeremy Bruce Prine, son of Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Prine of Hazen. The future bride is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. The future groom graduated from Ouachita Baptist University with a Bachelor of Music in Worship Arts degree in May of 2012 and is currently the Music Minister at Southside Baptist Church of Stuttgart. The wedding will be held at New Life Fellowship of DeWitt on May 25, 2013, at 2:00 p.m., and the couple will reside in Stuttgart.
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U.S. Senator Mark Pryor’s staff will travel in his Mobile Office to Arkansas county next week in an effort to reach out and help constituents. Mobile Office staffers are trained to assist constituents who may be having problems with services involving the federal government. Stops include: Tuesday, March 12th, 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.: Pine Bluff City Hall, 200 East 8th Street Pine Bluff, AR. Wednesday, March 13th, 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.: Arkansas County Courthouse, 302 South College Stuttgart, AR.
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DeWitt High School Baseball Places 2nd in SouthArk Slugfest Tournament March 1-2
The DeWitt High School baseball team placed 2nd in the SouthArk Slugfest tournament held in Monticello March 1-2. Drew Horton and Justin Thompson coach the team. Dawson Moser was named All-Tournament Team for the SouthArk Slugfest tournament. Moser pitches and plays shortstop for the Dragons. PICTURED ABOVE: Team members include Trenton Taylor, Gage Currie, Carter Raines, Dawson Moser, Clay Kirkpatrick, Cole Counce, Kase Bounds, Storm Archambeau, Andrew Fleming, Cody Fox, Austin Ward, Dalton Strickland, Taylor Rouse, Tristan Howe, Drew Boyd, Connor Blevins, Garrett Wilborne, John Jones, Jake Rieves, Dayne VanCamp, Banks Philipp, Luke Mitchell, Greg Wilson, Jordan Snyder, Taylor Orman. Photo provided by Nia Rieves.
DeWitt High School Softball Kicks Off With a Win
Thursday, February 28 the DeWitt High School softball team played their first game of season against Brinkley. The game was a win for DeWitt with a score of 15 to 0 in three innings. PICTURED ABOVE: Shayna Young readies for the hit.
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Jones Named Recipient of Simpson Scholarship
Amanda Jones of St. Charles has been chosen as the recipient of the Julie Simpson Scholarship at Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas (PCCUA) in DeWitt. Jones is majoring in nursing. The Julie Simpson Scholarship was established to assist students on the DeWitt campus and pays $300 per semester. Students must maintain a 2.5 cumulative grade point average to keep the scholarship. For more information about scholarships on the DeWitt Campus, contact Glenda Allen at 870-946-3506, extension 1607.
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FOR SALE - 14x56 2BR/2Bath mobile home located at Big Bayou Meto in Gillett, Arkansas. Remodeled inside, new septic system, new covered back deck. Washer, Dryer and all appliances included. No owner financing. $17500. 501-416-1562. Adv. 53-4tp
RUMMAGE SALE – Saturday, March 9 at 723 South Harrison from 7 a.m. till? Adv. 54-1tp
FOR SALE – 1990 Ford F150. White, extended cab, AM/FM with CD player. $2,500. Call 9464060. Adv. 54–1tp
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FOR RENT FOR RENT – Old Don’s Catfish Kitchen and 3 other small buildings. Call (870) 946-5906. Adv. 51-4tp
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Congratulations, Stacy Dumond, on the purchase of your new home! Thank you for allowing us to serve you! - Jeremy & Tina New Listings 1012 S. Tyler - Crown molding, 2 master suites, inground pool, fenced in yard. $215,000. 1102 E. 2nd Ext - Just outside the city limts, open floor plan. $110,000. 117 N. Jefferson - 3 bedrooms, a fresh remodel. Priced to sell. $85,000. 605 Broadway Ave., St. Charles - 4 bedrooms, 2 bay shop attached to the house, open floor plan. $85,000.
Call 946-0131 TODAY! Tomorrow may be too late!! Thank You!! MEDICAL C O N VA L E S C E N T SUPPLIES – Canes, walkers, crutches, wheel chairs, hospital beds, bedside commodes. Tommy’s Rexall Drug Company. Adv. 3-tfc
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MEMORIALS REMEMBER YOUR LOVED ONE with a monument or marker. Call Leon Edwards at (870) 946-6354. Adv. 36-26tp Stuttgart Monument Co. Carroll and Vicki Martin 1308 E. 10th Street Stuttgart, Arkansas (870) 673-2120 (877) 741-2233
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Jeff Cardin, Owner Now doing metal roofs & siding. Dry Wall, Painting, Tile, Custom Fireplaces, & Cabinets 9 Conley Ln. DeWitt, AR 870-456-8059 870-456-8185
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FARM HAND NEEDED – Full Time Position. References needed. Send resume to: Farm Hand; P.O. Box 431; DeWitt, AR 72042. Adv. 42-tfc
ANY YARD WORK – includes leaves already begun, mowing, and cleaning. Home or business exterior paintings of storage buildings. For sale - satin floral couch, Dearborn heater, bundles of security pads, Walls coveralls, maternity pants with free baby swing (if sold together), three all-weather coats. Call 870-650-2004. Adv. 54-1tp
HELP NEEDED Anyone interested in the upkeep of the Thompson Cemetery may mail donations c/o Elvin Wright, 175 Elm Branch Road, DeWitt, AR 72042. Adv. 53-3tfc NEED EXTRA CASH? Clean out your attic or garage and sell those unused or unwanted items with a classified ad in the DeWitt Era-Enterprise! Not only will you unclutter your space, you’ll put a few extra bucks in your pocket. Deadline for ad submissions is Monday at noon. Call us today! 870-946-3933.
The First United Methodist Church in DeWitt, Arkansas is seeking a candidate for church secretary. The position is a part time position under the supervision of the pastor. This position requires strong computer skills, outstanding customer service, and continuous multi-tasking abilities. Interested candidates should send their resumes to the First United Methodist Church of DeWitt, 608 S. Grandview Dr., DeWitt, AR 72042. All resumes must be received by March 8, 2013 at 5pm in order to be considered for the position.
Oak Hills Country Club is now accepting applications for
Groundskeeper for the 2013 year.
MANNIS MOWING – Call for free estimates. Carroll 870-946-9088. Adv. 52-4tp CAREGIVER and/ or HOUSEKEEPING JOB WANTED – I am a private sitter looking for work (in the DeWitt area). I have references, and over 2 years job experience. If you need a caregiver and/or housekeeper, please call: 1-870609-2444. Thanks. Adv. 54-1tp
Please send resumes to Oak Hills Country Club P.O. Box 574 No phone calls please.
DeWitt Hospital & Nursing Home
1641 S. Whitehead Drive, DeWitt, AR 72042 DHNH is an Equal Opportunity Employer
DEWITT NURSING HOME is currently seeking RNs, LPNs & CNAs Sign on Bonuses Available New CNA Payscale
Contact: Janice Vaughn or Dana Adams 870-946-3571 ext. 2251 & 2253
HELP WANTED: Temporary Work - 6 Job Openings - Starting: 04/15/2013 and Ending: 12/15/2013 Driving trucks to haul grain from fields to elevators. Operate combines to harvest wheat, barley, corn, milo and soybeans. Do infield repair and maintenance on equipment. Must have a CDL or appropriate driver’s license or be able to obtain one within 30 days of hire. We require three months experience. The employer, Stephenson Harvesting, Inc from Camargo, OK will pay the AEWR of $10.18/hr or prevailing of $8.50/hr (OK), $12.33/hr (KS), 10.08/hr (CO). The employer will pay the highest of the AEWR, prevailing or piece rate, collective bargaining rate, or Federal or State Minimum Wage. The employer guarantees 3/4 of the workdays in the work contract. The work tools, supplies and equipment are provided without cost to the worker, if applicable. Free housing is provided to workers who cannot reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of the workday. Transportation and subsistence expenses to the worksite will be provided or paid by the employer upon completion of 50% of the work contract or earlier. Workers interested in the job should contact their nearest local State Workforce agency or send resumes to OK Employment Security Commission, Alien Labor Certification, 2401 North Lincoln Blvd. Oklahoma City, OK 73152 and mention job order number: OK680001.
Subway in DeWitt is seeking a
Manager Position Good leadership skills and some computer knowledge are a plus. Appy within, www.mysubwaycareer.com, or call 870-946-4111.
is currently seeking
RNs & Aides Sign on Bonuses Available Contact: Rosie Killion 870-946-3571 ext. 2204
The AR County Co-op in Gillett is now taking applications for a
Breakfast and Deli Cook for 5am until 10am and a
Front Counter Clerk
to work from 6am until 10am in the Co-op in Gillett Apply in person at the Co-op in Gillett 3585 Hwy. 165 North Contact Renee Poor - No phone calls please - A pre-employment drug screening is required - Experience a plus, but not necessary
Now Hiring Welders Adams Fertilizer Equipment Apply in person DeWitt at
is now taking applications for
ADAMS Fertilizer General LaborEquipment positions. If you are looking for a job or considering a new job, Apply in person at
Adams Fertilizer Equipment
Now Hiring Welders Apply in person at
Adams Fertilizer Equipment Hwy. 1 Bypass
Hwy. 1 Bypass
Bunge North America in St. Charles, AR is seeking a qualified person for full-time employment. Duties will include working over water, working at varying heights, and operating and maintenance of grain elevator equipment, computer operated truck weighing, grain sampling, and grain grinding - computer experience preferred. Occasional overtime will be required. Wages will depend on experience. Interested individuals will need to contact facility manager David Wade at 870-282-3745 to set up an interview. 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, interview, pre-employment drug test, and pre-employment, post-offer medical examination. Bunge North America is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Manager: David Wade
DeWitt Era-Enterprise New Address! 140 Court Square • PO Box 678 • DeWitt, AR 72042
Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas is seeking qualified applicants for the Vice Chancellor for Student Services (VCSS) position. This job posting is for a full-time, 12 month position. The VCSS is the College’s chief student services officer and registrar and reports to the Chancellor. The VCSS provides administrative oversight for Student Support Services, financial aid, advising, and campus security and operational oversight for admissions and records. The VCSS also serves as a college liaison to the College Bookstore and to the University of Arkansas Online AA Consortium. Qualifications include: a master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university required; at least five years of senior-level or ten years of mid-level administrative experience in higher education, preferably at a comprehensive community college; an understanding of higher education trends and issues; a demonstrated success in supervision and budget management and excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until filled. To request an application and see the job posting in its entirety, visit http://www.pccua.edu/humanresources/ or email email@example.com or call (870) 338-6474, extension 1240. EO/AA Employer
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MORTGAGEE’S NOTICE OF DEFAULT AND INTENTION MORTGAGEE’S NOTICE OF DEFAULT AND INTENTION TO IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR ARKANSAS COUNTY, TO SELL SELL ARKANSAS SOUTHERN DISTRICT – PROBATE DIVISION YOU MAY LOSE YOUR PROPERTY IF YOU DO NOT TAKE YOU MAY LOSE YOUR PROPERTY IF YOU DO NOT TAKE IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF GLADYS VIRGINIA IMMEDIATE ACTION. IMMEDIATE ACTION. MITCHELL, DECEASED CASE NO. PR-2013-7 IF YOUR PROPERTY IS SOLD, YOU WILL REMAIN LIABLE IF YOUR PROPERTY IS SOLD, YOU WILL REMAIN LIABLE NOTICE FOR ANY DEFICIENCY WHICH THEN EXISTS AND AN FOR ANY DEFICIENCY WHICH THEN EXISTS AND AN Last known address of Decedent: 813 Troy Mitchell ACTION FOR COLLECTION MAY BE BROUGHT AGAINST ACTION FOR COLLECTION MAY BE BROUGHT AGAINST Road, DeWitt, Arkansas 72042 YOU. YOU. Date of death: August 14, 2012 THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY An instrument dated May 28, 1996, and October 13, INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR SUCH INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR SUCH 2004, was on the 20th day of February, 2013, admitted PURPOSE. PURPOSE. to probate as the Last Will of the above named This Instrument Prepared by: WILSON & ASSOCIATES, This Instrument Prepared by: WILSON & ASSOCIATES, Decedent and the undersigned has been appointed P.L.L.C. 1521 Merrill Drive, Suite D-220 Little Rock, P.L.L.C. 1521 Merrill Drive, Suite D-220 Little Rock, Executor therunder. Contest of the probate of the will Arkansas 72211 (501) 219-9388 Arkansas 72211 (501) 219-9388 can be affected only by filing a petition within the time WHEREAS, on December 31, 2007, Adam Uptain and WHEREAS, on February 6, 2009, Michelle provided by the law. Amy Uptain executed a mortgage conveying certain L. Kirkman executed a mortgage conveying certain All persons having claims against the Estate must property therein described to JPMorgan Chase Bank, property therein described to JPMorgan Chase Bank, exhibit them, duly verified, to the undersigned within N.A.; and N.A.; and three (3) months from the date of the first publication WHEREAS, said mortgage was duly recorded January 3, WHEREAS, said mortgage was duly recorded February of this Notice, or they shall be forever barred and 2008, at Book 2008, Page 48 in the real estate records of 9, 2009, at Book 2009, Page 678 in the real estate precluded from any benefit in the Estate. However, Arkansas County, Arkansas; and records of Arkansas County, Arkansas; and claims for injury or death caused by negligence of the Decedent shall be filed within six (6) months from the WHEREAS, default has occurred in the payment of WHEREAS, default has occurred in the payment of date of the first publication of the Notice, or they shall said indebtedness and the same is now, therefore, said indebtedness and the same is now, therefore, be forever barred and precluded from any benefit in wholly due, and the holder of the debt has requested wholly due, and the holder of the debt has requested the Estate. the undersigned to sell the property to satisfy said the undersigned to sell the property to satisfy said indebtedness, the party initiating this action is indebtedness, the party initiating this action is This Notice first published the 28th day of February, JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, Attn: JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, Attn: 2013. Correspondence Mail, Mail Code LA4-555/700 Kansas Correspondence Mail, Mail Code LA4-555/700 Kansas BOYD & BUIE Lane, Monroe, LA 71203, (866)550-5705; Lane, Monroe, LA 71203, (866)550-5705; Attorneys at Law WHEREAS, the mortgagee or beneficiary has provided WHEREAS, the mortgagee or beneficiary has provided the undersigned a copy of the letter required to be sent the undersigned a copy of the letter required to be sent 308 Court Square DeWitt, AR 72042 to Adam Uptain and Amy Uptain by Act 885 of 2011; to Michelle L. Kirkman by Act 885 of 2011; the party the party initiating this action is JPMorgan Chase Bank, initiating this action is JPMorgan Chase Bank, National ATTORNEYS FOR ESTATE National Association, Attn: Correspondence Mail, Mail Association, Attn: Correspondence Mail, Mail Code Code LA4-555/700 Kansas Lane, Monroe, LA 71203, LA4-555/700 Kansas Lane, Monroe, LA 71203, (866)550- KELLY MITCHELL 59 Allen Watkins Lane (866)550-5705; 5705; DeWitt, AR 72042 WHEREAS, the mortgagee or beneficiary has provided WHEREAS, the mortgagee or beneficiary has provided the undersigned a copy of the letter required to be sent the undersigned a copy of the letter required to be sent EXECUTOR to Adam Uptain and Amy Uptain by Act 885 of 2011; to Michelle L. Kirkman by Act 885 of 2011; and Adv. 53-2tfc and WHEREAS, there may be tenants that claim an interest WHEREAS, there may be tenants that claim an interest in the real property herein based upon said tenancy. in the real property herein based upon said tenancy. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire LEGAL NOTICE NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the indebtedness has been declared due and payable, entire indebtedness has been declared due and and that an agent of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., as payable, and that an agent of Wilson & Associates, Attorney-in-Fact, by virtue of the power, duty, and P.L.L.C., as Attorney-in-Fact, by virtue of the power, authority vested in and imposed upon said Attorneyduty, and authority vested in and imposed upon said in-Fact will, on March 27, 2013, at or about 3:45 P.M. Attorney-in-Fact will, on April 3, 2013, at or about 3:45 at the Arkansas County Courthouse in Stuttgart, P.M. at the Arkansas County Courthouse in Stuttgart, Arkansas, offer for sale certain property hereinafter IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR ARKANSAS COUNTY, Arkansas, offer for sale certain property hereinafter described to the highest bidder for cash, free from the ARKANSAS SOUTHERN DISTRICT – PROBATE DIVISION described to the highest bidder for cash, free from the statutory right of redemption, homestead, dower, and IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF ULYESS TROY statutory right of redemption, homestead, dower, and all other exemptions which are expressly waived in the MITCHELL, DECEASED CASE NO. PR-2013-8 all other exemptions which are expressly waived in the mortgage, said property being real estate situated in mortgage, said property being real estate situated in Arkansas County, Arkansas, and being more particularly NOTICE Last known address of Decedent: 813 Troy Mitchell Arkansas County, Arkansas, and being more particularly described as follows: Road, DeWitt, Arkansas 72042 described as follows: Beginning at the Southeast corner of Lot 4, Bemis Date of death: January 30, 2013 South Half of Lot Two and all of Lot Three, Block Thirty Addition to the Town now City of Stuttgart, Arkansas One, Improvement Company’s Addition to the City County, Arkansas, running thence West along the South An instrument dated May 28, 1996, and October 13, of Stuttgart, Northern District of Arkansas County, line of said Lot 4 100 feet, thence North parallel with the 2004, was on the 20th day of February, 2013, admitted to Arkansas East line of said Lot 4 150 feet; thence East parallel with probate as the Last Will of the above named Decedent the South line of said Lot 4 to the East line of said lot 4; and the undersigned has been appointed Executor More commonly known as: 1205 South College Street, thence South along the East line of said Lot 4 to point therunder. Contest of the probate of the will can Stuttgart, Arkansas 72160 of beginning, the same being a tract 100 feet by 150 be affected only by filing a petition within the time UNLIKE JUDICIAL FORECLOSURE SALES, THIS feet; also designated as Lots 1 and 2 of Block 4, Bemis provided by the law. STATUTORY FORECLOSURE SALE WILL BE HELD AT THE Addition to Stuttgart, Northern District of Arkansas FRONT DOOR OF THE Arkansas County Courthouse County, Arkansas. Each of said Lots 1 and 2 being a tract All persons having claims against the Estate must exhibit them, duly verified, to the undersigned within OR, IF THERE IS NO AREA COMMONLY KNOWN AS THE of ground 50 feet wide East and West by 150 feet North three (3) months from the date of the first publication FRONT DOOR, THEN THE SALE WILL BE HELD AT THE and South. of this Notice, or they shall be forever barred and PLACE AT SAID VENUE WHERE FORECLOSURE SALES More commonly known as: 408 West 16th Street, precluded from any benefit in the Estate. However, ARE CUSTOMARILY ADVERTISED AND CONDUCTED. Stuttgart, Arkansas 72160 claims for injury or death caused by negligence of the This sale is subject to all matters shown on Decedent shall be filed within six (6) months from the UNLIKE JUDICIAL FORECLOSURE SALES, THIS any applicable recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any date of the first publication of the Notice, or they shall STATUTORY FORECLOSURE SALE WILL BE HELD AT THE restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that be forever barred and precluded from any benefit in the FRONT DOOR OF THE Arkansas County Courthouse may be applicable; any statutory rights of redemption Estate. OR, IF THERE IS NO AREA COMMONLY KNOWN AS THE of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior FRONT DOOR, THEN THE SALE WILL BE HELD AT THE This Notice first published the 28th day of February, liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created PLACE AT SAID VENUE WHERE FORECLOSURE SALES 2013. by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate ARE CUSTOMARILY ADVERTISED AND CONDUCTED. survey of the premises might disclose. BOYD & BUIE This sale is subject to all matters shown on The sale held pursuant to this Notice may be Attorneys at Law any applicable recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any rescinded at the Attorney-in-Fact’s option at any time. 308 Court Square, DeWitt, AR 72042 restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to may be applicable; any statutory rights of redemption ATTORNEYS FOR ESTATE another day, time and place certain without further of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior publication, upon announcement at the time and KELLY MITCHELL liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created place for the sale set forth above. THE SALE OF THIS 59 Allen Watkins Lane, DeWitt, AR 72042 by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate PROPERTY WILL BE AUCTIONED WITH RESERVE. THE survey of the premises might disclose. EXECUTOR TERMS OF SALE ARE CASH THE DAY OF SALE. W&A No. 355-170737 The sale held pursuant to this Notice may be Adv. 53-2tfc rescinded at the Attorney-in-Fact’s option at any time. WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to LEGAL NOTICE 1521 Merrill Drive, Suite D-220 another day, time and place certain without further Little Rock, Arkansas 72211 publication, upon announcement at the time and (501) 219-9388 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. Angela Boyd (2008250) 355-178414 Agent for Mortgagee IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF ARKANSAS COUNTY, DNoticeofDefaultMortgageeAR_kthomas_130125_ 819 WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C. 1521 Merrill Drive, Suite D-220 ARKANSAS NORTHERN DISTRICT – PROBATE For more information regarding this foreclosure sale, DIVISION Little Rock, Arkansas 72211 visit WWW.MYFIR.COM, or for general information call IN THE MATTER OF THE ADOPTION OF 501-224-5239 (501) 219-9388 MASON EUGENE SMITH CASE NO. PR-2013-2 Angela Boyd (2008250) RONALD EUGENE SMITH AND TAMMY ANN SMITH PETITIONERS Agent for Mortgagee VS. LEGAL NOTICE DNoticeofDefaultMortgageeAR_kthomas_130117_ 845 JAMES HESTERMAN RESPONDENT For more information regarding this foreclosure sale, WARNING ORDER visit You are hereby notified that Ronald Eugene Smith and http://WWW.MYFIR.COM” Tammy Ann Smith, whose attorney is Christina Boyd, and whose attorney’s address is 308 Court Square, WWW.MYFIR.COM DeWitt, Arkansas, 72042, has filed a Petition herein or for general information call 501-224-5239 Public Notice against you. A copy of such Petition will be delivered Adv. 53-1tfc to you or to your attorney upon request. You are also Arkansas County will be utilizing $5161.57 of State notified that you must appear and defend by filing Recycling Funds originally awarded for use in education/ your answer or other responsive pleading within thirty public awareness for recycling in Arkansas County. The (30) days of the date of the first publication of this county will use these funds to assist the City of DeWitt warning order; and in the event of your failure to do so, with the renovation of the City’s new recycling center judgment by default will be entered against you for the located at 203 E. Cross Street. These funds were awarded relief demanded in the Petition as circumscribed by the through Southeast Arkansas Regional Solid Waste laws of this State. Management District. In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and Appropriate documents may be reviewed at the District’s seal as Clerk of the Court on this 14th day of FEBRUARY, office at the address below. Written comments may be 2013. sent to SEARSWMD at 721 Walnut Street, Pine Bluff, AR 71601 or mailed to P.O. Box 6806, Pine Bluff, AR 71611. New Address! MELISSA WOOD Written comments will be accepted for (30) days from the 140 Court Square Probate Court Clerk publication date of this notice. Questions regarding the By: Sheila Shook D.C. PO Box 678 • DeWitt, AR 72042 above may be directed to Mr. A.C. Armstrong at 870-5361971. Adv. 52-3tfc
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MORTGAGEE’S NOTICE OF DEFAULT AND INTENTION MORTGAGEE’S NOTICE OF DEFAULT AND INTENTION Adams in deed appearing of record in the Office of the TO SELL Recorder of Deeds for the Southern District of Arkansas TO SELL County, Arkansas in D&M Record S-9 at Page 185, the YOU MAY LOSE YOUR PROPERTY IF YOU DO NOT TAKE YOU MAY LOSE YOUR PROPERTY IF YOU DO NOT TAKE tract herein conveyed being more particularly deIMMEDIATE ACTION. IMMEDIATE ACTION. scribed by metes and bounds as follows: Beginning at IF YOUR PROPERTY IS SOLD, YOU WILL REMAIN LIABLE a point on the West right of way of Maple Street in the IF YOUR PROPERTY IS SOLD, YOU WILL REMAIN LIABLE FOR ANY DEFICIENCY WHICH THEN EXISTS AND AN City of DeWitt, Arkansas, run thence South a distance FOR ANY DEFICIENCY WHICH THEN EXISTS AND AN ACTION FOR COLLECTION MAY BE BROUGHT AGAINST of 70 feet along the said West right of way of Maple ACTION FOR COLLECTION MAY BE BROUGHT AGAINST YOU. Stree; thence West a distance of 120 feet; thence North YOU. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY a distance of 70 feet; thence East a distance of 120 feet INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR SUCH to the point of beginning in accordance with a surbey THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY PURPOSE. made by Thomas J Strode. INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR SUCH This Instrument Prepared by: WILSON & ASSOCIATES, The above tract is conveyed subject to an easement 10 PURPOSE. P.L.L.C. 1521 Merrill Drive, Suite D-220 Little Rock, Arfeet in width across the East end thereof and an easeThis Instrument Prepared by: WILSON & ASSOCIATES, kansas 72211 (501) 219-9388 ment 5 feet in width across the West end thereof for P.L.L.C. 1521 Merrill Drive, Suite D-220 Little Rock, utility purposes. WHEREAS, on February 24, 2009, Kristopher L. ThompArkansas 72211 (501) 219-9388 son executed a mortgage conveying certain property Also, being described as Lot 5, Block 1, Adams and Fox therein described to JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.; and WHEREAS, on September 14, 2006, Donna Jo Brickey Subdivision to the City of DeWitt, Southern District, Arkansas County, Arkansas. executed a mortgage conveying certain property WHEREAS, said mortgage was duly recorded March 5, 2009, at Book 2009, Page 1231 in the real estate records More commonly known as: 305 North Maple Street, De therein described to Mortgage Electronic Registration of Arkansas County, Arkansas; and Witt, Arkansas 72042 Systems, Inc., as a separate corporation that is acting solely as a nominee for America’s Wholesale Lender and WHEREAS, default has occurred in the payment of said UNLIKE JUDICIAL FORECLOSURE SALES, THIS indebtedness and the same is now, therefore, wholly STATUTORY FORECLOSURE SALE WILL BE HELD AT THE America’s Wholesale Lender’s successors and assigns; due, and the holder of the debt has requested the unFRONT DOOR OF THE Arkansas County Courthouse and dersigned to sell the property to satisfy said indebtedOR, IF THERE IS NO AREA COMMONLY KNOWN AS THE WHEREAS, said mortgage was duly recorded ness, the party initiating this action is JPMorgan Chase FRONT DOOR, THEN THE SALE WILL BE HELD AT THE Bank, National Association, Attn: Correspondence Mail, PLACE AT SAID VENUE WHERE FORECLOSURE SALES ARE September 15, 2006, at Book 2006, Page 5005 in the Mail Code LA4-555/700 Kansas Lane, Monroe, LA 71203, CUSTOMARILY ADVERTISED AND CONDUCTED. real estate records of Arkansas County, Arkansas; and (866)550-5705; This sale is subject to all matters shown on any WHEREAS, default has occurred in the payment of WHEREAS, the mortgagee or beneficiary has provided applicable recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restricsaid indebtedness and the same is now, therefore, the undersigned a copy of the letter required to be tive covenants, easements, or setback lines that may be wholly due, and the holder of the debt has requested sent to Kristopher L. Thompson by Act 885 of 2011; the applicable; any statutory rights of redemption of any the undersigned to sell the property to satisfy said party initiating this action is JPMorgan Chase Bank, governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens indebtedness, the party initiating this action is Bank National Association, Attn: Correspondence Mail, Mail or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a Code LA4-555/700 Kansas Lane, Monroe, LA 71203, of America, N.A., 7105 Corporate Drive, Mail Stop fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey (866)550-5705; of the premises might disclose. PTX-C-35, Plano, TX 75024-3632, (800)669-6650; WHEREAS, the mortgagee or beneficiary has provided The sale held pursuant to this Notice may be WHEREAS, the mortgagee or beneficiary has provided the undersigned a copy of the letter required to be sent rescinded at the Attorney-in-Fact’s option at any time. the undersigned a copy of the letter required to be to Kristopher L. Thompson by Act 885 of 2011; and The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to sent to Donna Jo Brickey by Act 885 of 2011; the party another day, time and place certain without further WHEREAS, there may be tenants that claim an interest initiating this action is Bank of America, N.A., 7105 publication, upon announcement at the time and place in the real property herein based upon said tenancy. Corporate Drive, Mail Stop PTX-C-35, Plano, TX 75024for the sale set forth above. THE SALE OF THIS PROPERNOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the 3632, (800)669-6650; TY WILL BE AUCTIONED WITH RESERVE. THE TERMS OF entire indebtedness has been declared due and paySALE ARE CASH THE DAY OF SALE. W&A No. 355-230826 WHEREAS, the mortgagee or beneficiary has provided able, and that an agent of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C. the undersigned a copy of the letter required to be sent as Attorney-in-Fact, by virtue of the power, duty, and authority vested in and imposed upon said Attorney-in- 1521 Merrill Drive, Suite D-220 to Donna Jo Brickey by Act 885 of 2011; and Fact will, on March 20, 2013, at or about 3:00 P.M. at the Little Rock, Arkansas 72211 WHEREAS, there may be tenants that claim an interest Arkansas County Courthouse in DeWitt, Arkansas, offer (501) 219-9388 in the real property herein based upon said tenancy. for sale certain property hereinafter described to the NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire highest bidder for cash, free from the statutory right of Angela Boyd (2008250) redemption, homestead, dower, and all other exempindebtedness has been declared due and payable, tions which are expressly waived in the mortgage, said and that an agent of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., as property being real estate situated in Arkansas County, Agent for Mortgagee Attorney-in-Fact, by virtue of the power, duty, and Arkansas, and being more particularly described as DNoticeofDefaultMortgageeAR_kthomas_130110_1609 authority vested in and imposed upon said Attorneyfollows: For more information regarding this foreclosure sale, in-Fact will, on April 3, 2013, at or about 3:00 P.M. at A tract of land located within the North 469 feet of the visit WWW.MYFIR.COM, or for general information call the Arkansas County Courthouse in DeWitt, Arkansas, East 125 feet of a tract of land heretofore conveyed 501-224-5239 by John W. Perry and wife to Gail Fox and Carolyn F 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 LEGAL NOTICE mortgage, said property being real estate situated in Arkansas County, Arkansas, and being more particularly described as follows: Lot Six 6, Block One 1 of West Oaklawn Subdivision of the West half of the Southwest Quarter of Section 4, Township 5 South, Range 3 West, in accordance with a plat of the said Subdivision made by Ray H. Russell, are expressly waived in the deed of trust, said property TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF DEFAULT AND INTENTION TO Civil Engineer, and appearing of record in the office of being real estate situated in Arkansas County, Arkansas, SELL the circuit clerk and recorder in the Southern District and being more particularly described as follows: YOU MAY LOSE YOUR PROPERTY IF YOU DO NOT TAKE of Arkansas County, Arkansas, in Plat Book, 1, Page Lot Fourteen (14) in Crescent Park Subdivision of Opal IMMEDIATE ACTION. 83, now Plat Book 1 at Page 50, and also appearing in Waller Addition to the City of DeWitt, Southern District IF YOUR PROPERTY IS SOLD, YOU WILL REMAIN LIABLE the county court records of the Southern District of of Arkansas County, Arkansas, as per replat recorded in FOR ANY DEFICIENCY WHICH THEN EXISTS AND AN Survey Record A Page 60. Arkansas County, Arkansas, in Record Book A, Page 270; ACTION FOR COLLECTION MAY BE BROUGHT AGAINST subject to the protective covenants dated February More commonly known as: 14 Crescent Park Drive, De YOU. Witt, Arkansas 72042 1, 1966, and appearing of record in the office of the THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY recorder of deeds for the southern district of Arkansas UNLIKE JUDICIAL FORECLOSURE SALES, THIS INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR SUCH STATUTORY FORECLOSURE SALE WILL BE HELD AT THE PURPOSE. county, Arkansas, in Book V-8, Page 395 FRONT DOOR OF THE Arkansas County Courthouse This Instrument Prepared by: WILSON & ASSOCIATES, More commonly known as: 1301 West 10th Street, OR, IF THERE IS NO AREA COMMONLY KNOWN AS THE P.L.L.C. 1521 Merrill Drive, Suite D-220 Little Rock, Dewitt, Arkansas 72042 FRONT DOOR, THEN THE SALE WILL BE HELD AT THE Arkansas 72211 (501) 219-9388 PLACE AT SAID VENUE WHERE FORECLOSURE SALES ARE UNLIKE JUDICIAL FORECLOSURE SALES, THIS WHEREAS, on October 12, 2007, George F Grammer and CUSTOMARILY ADVERTISED AND CONDUCTED. STATUTORY FORECLOSURE SALE WILL BE HELD AT THE Melissa L Grammer executed a deed of trust conveying This sale is subject to all matters shown on FRONT DOOR OF THE Arkansas County Courthouse certain property therein described to Bank of England any applicable recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any OR, IF THERE IS NO AREA COMMONLY KNOWN AS THE dba ENG Lending, as Trustee, in favor of Mortgage restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as a separate FRONT DOOR, THEN THE SALE WILL BE HELD AT THE may be applicable; any statutory rights of redemption corporation that is acting solely as a nominee for Bank PLACE AT SAID VENUE WHERE FORECLOSURE SALES of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior of England DBA ENG Lending and Bank of England DBA ARE CUSTOMARILY ADVERTISED AND CONDUCTED. liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created ENG Lending’s successors and assigns; and by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate This sale is subject to all matters shown on WHEREAS, said deed of trust was duly recorded October survey of the premises might disclose. any applicable recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any 22, 2007, at Book 2007, Page 6264 in the real estate The sale held pursuant to this Notice may be restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that records of Arkansas County, Arkansas; and rescinded at the Trustee’s option at any time. The right may be applicable; any statutory rights of redemption WHEREAS, default has occurred in the payment of is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior said indebtedness and the same is now, therefore, day, time and place certain without further publication, liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created wholly due, and the holder of the debt has requested upon announcement at the time and place for the sale the undersigned to sell the property to satisfy said by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate set forth above. THE TERMS OF SALE ARE CASH THE indebtedness, the party initiating this action is survey of the premises might disclose. DAY OF SALE AND ALL TRANSFER TAXES WILL BE THE CitiMortgage, Inc., 1000 Technology Drive, , O’Fallon, RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PURCHASER. W&A No. 436 The sale held pursuant to this Notice may be MO 63368, (866)272-4749; 197518 rescinded at the Attorney-in-Fact’s option at any time. WHEREAS, the mortgagee or beneficiary has provided WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to the undersigned a copy of the letter required to be sent 1521 Merrill Drive, Suite D-220 another day, time and place certain without further to George F Grammer and Melissa L Grammer by Act Little Rock, Arkansas 72211 885 of 2011; and publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. THE SALE OF THIS (501) 219-9388 WHEREAS, there may be tenants that claim an interest in the real property herein based upon said tenancy. PROPERTY WILL BE AUCTIONED WITH RESERVE. THE TERMS OF SALE ARE CASH THE DAY OF SALE. W&A No. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire Kate Lachowsky (2012039) indebtedness has been declared due and payable, 361-114423 FHA No. 0313478054 and that an agent of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., as WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C. DNoticeofDefaultTrusteeAR_tgober_130102_ 959 Trustee, by virtue of the power, duty, and authority 1521 Merrill Drive, Suite D-220 vested in and imposed upon said Trustee will, on March For more information regarding this foreclosure sale, visit WWW.MYFIR.COM, or for general information call 13, 2013, at or about 3:00 P.M. at the Arkansas County Little Rock, Arkansas 72211 501-224-5239 Courthouse in DeWitt, Arkansas, offer for sale certain (501) 219-9388 property hereinafter described to the highest bidder Adv. 51-4tfc for cash, free from the statutory right of redemption, homestead, dower, and all other exemptions which Courtney Miller (2008263) Agent for Mortgagee DNoticeofDefaultMortgageeAR_elsmith_130123_1422 For more information regarding this foreclosure sale, visit WWW.MYFIR.COM, or for general information call 501-224-5239
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COMMUNITY NEWS John Conlee To Perform at Grand Prairie Center
Country music legend John Conlee will perform at the Grand Prairie Center on Saturday, March 9th. The performance will be held at 8:00 p.m. in the Riceland Auditorium. The Grand Prairie Center is located on the Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas Stuttgart campus at 2709 Highway 165 South in Stuttgart. John Conlee has been entertaining crowds for over three decades. When John is not touring, he spends his time working on his 32-acre farm outside of Nashville or engaging in his woodworking and gunsmith hobbies. He was born and raised in Kentucky farm country and grew up plowing fields, slopping hogs, harvesting grain, raising tobacco and tending cattle. He began his crusade to save the family farm system several years ago, performing a concert in Omaha, Nebraska, in
June 1985 as a benefit for the National Farmers Organization. When Willie Nelson announced his plans for the Farm Aid concerts, John called and offered his services. John Conlee has been part of nine Farm Aid concerts which have raised 13 million dollars to aid the family farm. Tickets are $39, $25, $20 and $15 and can be purchased in advance by calling (870) 673-4201 ext. 1895, visiting www. pccua.edu, or in person at the Center’s box office, which is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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News In And Around Gillett By Darla Grantham Cemetery Donations Donations made to the Gillett Cemetery in memory or honor of loved ones may be sent in care of: Jennifer Lowe, P.O. Box 124, Gillett, AR 72055. The board appreciates all donations. Shoes still being collected As you clean out your closets for spring, remember the shoe drive still being held. Your old shoes get a second life when they are sold to exporters and recyclers for resale or materials for new items. The money is used to purchase well-drilling rigs, water filtration systems, and other supplies to bring clean, fresh water to those in need.
Tie the shoestrings together, or wrap a rubber band around them and drop them off at First Baptist Church to be put in the collection box, or call Darla Grantham for pickup. Grantham performs Christina Grantham will perform with Phillips College and Helena Little Theatre this Thursday and Friday. She will be the featured soloist in the epilogue/finale from Les Miserable during Act 2 in the musical revue, “A Broadway Celebration”. Shows will be presented at 7:30p.m., March 7-8 in Lily Peter Auditorium at PCCUAHelena-W. Helena. Tickets may be purchased by calling Kirk Whiteside, 870-338-6474 ext. 1373.
Christina Grantham will perform with Phillips College and Helena Little Theatre as the featured soloist in Les Miserable
St. Charles, Ethel, and Crocketts Bluff News Hi Everyone! Has it been cold enough for you? I do like cool weather, but I am now ready for spring. I do have a correction for the recipe I put in last week for Mamaw Lee’s Chocolate Cake. It should have read 2/3 cup of Wesson Oil instead of 2 cups. I take full responsibility for this and personally want to apologize for this mistake. No one called about it, but I got hungry just typing the recipe and I went to my kitchen to make this cake and that’s when I realized my mistake. Am I forgiven?
Our sympathy goes out to the family of Mrs. Alta Carver of St. Charles who passed away March 2. Her funeral was at the St. Charles Baptist Church March 5. J.W. Aycock visited with Dwaine Shook at the Baptist Health Hospital in Stuttgart March 1. Hope you are better by now and get to come talk soon. Mrs. Josie Padgett is home from the Baptist Hospital in Little Rock after having a pacemaker put in last week.
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A demonstration is a method of teaching: You show how while you tell why. That is just what Arkansas County 4-H’ers did on February 25 at the 4-H Method Demonstration Activity at Phillips Community College in Stuttgart. MC’s for the event were Lizzy Bronson, Sr. 4-H Council President and Riley Allen, Jr. 4-H Council President. Registration was by Erika Black and Chloe West. Judges for the event were Amber Kagebein and Andrew Skinner. 4-H members participating were Seniors: Lizzy Bronson – “How to Make Summer Berry Popsicles,” Sweepstakes; Erika Black – “How to Make Ham Roll-Ups,” Blue; Britton Phillips – Public Speaking, Blue Juniors: Will Phillips – “Entomology,” Sweepstakes; Garrett Taylor – “Bicycle Safety,” Blue Rob Phillips – “Pets,” Blue; Des-
tiny Brown – “Cultures of the World,” Blue; Riley Allen – “How To Make Muffins,” Blue Chloe West – “How To Make Chocolate Pie,” Red; Malachi Allen – “How To Make Pudding,” Red Cloverbuds: Jayden Allen – “Fitness,” participation; Shasta Batchelor – “How To Make A Baby’s Bottle,” participation; Autumn Danner – “How To Make Hot Chocolate,” participation; Rachel Goldman – ‘Hair Do,” participation; Kameron Hudson – “P & J Sandwich,” participation Arkansas County 4-H offers its programs to all eligible persons regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age or disability. To learn how to become a 4-H member or volunteer leader in Arkansas County, contact the Cooperative Extension Service at (870)9463231 or (870)673-2346.
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Priceline.com Co-founder to Address 2000 EAST Students in Hot Springs
Scott Case, “serial entrepreneur” and co-founder of Priceline.com, a global leader in online hotel reservation websites, will be the keynote speaker at the awards banquet at the fourteenth annual EAST® Conference. Over 2,000 students from 197 schools across Arkansas and the nation gather annually in Hot Springs to showcase and celebrate a year’s worth of work and service in their communities in an exposition-style setting. Students also have the opportunity to attend informative presentations and technical training sessions. EAST students excel in twenty-first century skills developed through projects built on cutting edge technology, teamwork, critical thinkingand innovation. Each year, the EAST Initiative designates a national service project area for student exploration and participation. This year, the area of emphasis is “Opportunity and Entrepreneurship,” which has allowed students to learn more about the resources available to them when their school projects evolve into commercially viable business ideas. EAST partnered with Connect Arkansas – a project of The Arkansas Capital Corporation
Group dedicated to increasing high-speed Internet subscription and improving and sustaining Internet adoption throughout Arkansas – to acquaint students with the tools and services available to burgeoning small businesses. Timothy “Scott” Case (no relation to Steve Case) is a technologist, entrepreneur and inventor and was founding Chief Technology Officer of Priceline.com, a startup that reached a billion dollars in annual sales in less than 24 months. Case’s newest venture, Startup America, is a White House initiative to celebrate, inspire, and accelerate high-growth entrepreneurship throughout the nation. This coordinated public/private effort brings together an alliance of national entrepreneurs, corporations, universities, foundations, and other leaders, working in concert with a wide range of federal agencies to dramatically increase the prevalence and success of America’s entrepreneurs. Case was also in Little Rock for the launch of the Startup Arkansas program on March 1. 2012 NWA Honor Flight to Washington, DC.
Garcia Graduates City of DeWitt Funds and Basic Combat Future Projects A public hearing was held February 21, 2013, at the DeWitt City Training Hall for the purpose of, determining whether an application for
Army National Guard Pvt. Martin Garcia Jr. graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. Garcia studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, the military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises. Garcia is a 2012 graduate of Stuttgart High School.
ACEDP funds should be developed and if so, specific community needs. Comments on proposed project activities were also discussed. Mayor Relyea opened the hearing by asking for comments. He also asked Jennifer Poston to give updates on the Dana’s House project. This project was started in 2012 for the purpose of providing those children that age out of Dana’s House an environment in which they will be taught the skills necessary to succeed in everyday life. The first step was acquiring a facility. The old Westside Elementary was chosen. Next, an architect was obtained for the purpose of restructuring the facility to accommodate small apartment-style living. Ricky Works, the architect, will submit a grant application to secure funds to proceed with this project. Suggestions from the public were submitted and included water drainage issues, a summer youth program, youth/activity center, and sidewalk upgrades, mainly including Maxwell Street, which was recommended for a safe school route for students who walk to the middle school.
ARE YOU READY FOR SOME BASEBALL?! DeWitt Baseball/Softball Association Signups this Friday 4:30-6:30 & Saturday 11-1
Also, while registering your child, purchase a ball print - for your family, child, grandchild, or just personalize with a message. All ball prints will be painted on the walkway starting at the entrance and only a limited number will be sold. T-Ball, Baseball, & Softball
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Stuttgart Twin Cinema 806 W. 22nd, Stuttgart, AR 72160 870-673-4327 ~ OPEN 7 Days a week Call for Showtimes
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@ The DeWitt Ball Park Ages 4-Up, Girls must be 4 by Jan. 1, 2012 Boys must be 4 by May 1, 2012 New players please bring copy of birth certificate
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Saturday, March 16, 2013
At lunch, choose from 3 meat
5K Gun Start at 8:00 a.m.
dishes and up to 9 sides, fresh rolls,
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9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Members & Guests Only $3.00 Cover Charge There will be a cook Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
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