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Amercan Red Cross will host a blood drive at First United Methodist Church, 608 South Grandview Drive in DeWitt Monday, October 28 from 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. All persons age 17 and older and 105+ pounds and in good health are eligible to donate. All donations benefit the annual blood needs of the DeWitt City Hospital. For more information call 946-2328 or e mail


This continuing celebration will be held October 24, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. at Lodge Corner United Methodist Church, in the fellowship hall, with Rev. Daniel Kirkpatrick, pastor of First United Methodist Church of Dewitt, as the guest speaker. Located half way between Stuttgart and DeWitt on Hwy 165 in the bend of the road (across from the famous cafe, Rice Paddy Too). For more information you may also contact Rev. Mary Welch at 8708305727  or email


The Dewitt Public Library would like to invite all the 2-4 year olds to our story time and costume party this month! Everybody  come dressed up  in  your costume and if you don’t have one then come out and tell Franklin all about  your  favorite things to do and your favorite character! Franklin the turtle will be coming by the library to read us a special little story and to help us out with our crafts!  It will be held at the DeWitt Public Library on Friday October 25 at 10:00 am. 

The race will begin by leaving the Square going west and finishing up coming in from South Main.

The 4th Annual CASA Champs for Children 5K Run/Walk presented by Wil-Co Flying Service will take place Saturday, October 26, 2013, on the Square in DeWitt. Interested parties can register for the 5K Run/Walk, the 1 Mile Run/Walk or for a donation only. Registration is available online at www. or http://register.macsrts. com/ or by picking up a registration form at Tommy’s, Dean’s, Hairworks II or DeWitt Era-Enterprise. Interested

participants can register up until the date of the event but t-shirts are only guaranteed for those that register by October 18, 2013. For the past three years, approximately $15,000 have been raised and that is CASA’s goal this year. Participating in the CASA Champs for Children 5K Run/Walk is a way you can help ensure these children get all the help and attention they need. The 5K Run/Walk will start at 9:00 a.m. that Saturday morning with packet pickup

First Baptist Church Preschool Pumpkin Fun


Harvest Time Out Reach in DeWitt invites all children to a Heaven and Hell Party, October 31 at 7 p.m. Food and entertainment will be provided. Church located at 3rd and Jefferson.

and late registration from 8:00-8:45 a.m. The 1 Mile Run/Walk will start at 9:05 a.m. and Kiddie Corner will open at 9:30 a.m. with a $5 entry fee. Awards will be given for the 5K Masters, the overall male and female and the top three male and female participants for each age category. There will be live music and breakfast items for sale all morning. For any information or sponsor forms call Tiffanie Hern at 870-946-5672.

Photos by Sandra Owens.

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LOCAL NEWS EWITT POLICE REPORT October 14, 2013 – Sergeant Greg Miller was dispatched to the intersection of West 2nd Street and South Harrison Street for a 2 vehicle accident. Upon arrival, the vehicles had been moved off the roadway. The officer met with the drivers of both vehicles. Driver 1 said that she was on South Harrison on the north side of West 2nd Street and was trying to pull out on to West 2nd Street and head east. She said that she did not see driver 2 coming because there were some bushes in the yard at the intersection that she could not see through. Driver 2 said that he was headed west on West 2nd Street. When driver 1 pulled out, he tried to avoid hitting her in the driver’s door, but hit the front end of the car. Both individuals said that they were okay, and Miller gathered information from them for the report. Both received citations for the charges stated in the report. He told both of them to call their insurance companies and report the accident. Driver 1 had to have her vehicle towed, and driver 2 pulled out his front bumper and was able to drive away. October 18, 2013 - Officer Bazarow made a traffic stop on a white Lincoln Town car for one burned out headlight. After making contact with the driver, Larry Henderson, Bazarow had dispatch run him through ACIC and NCIC to check his driving status. Henderson came back suspended, and he had warrants out of Dermott and Chicot counties. Bazarow then went back to the vehicle and asked Henderson to step out of it and place his hands on the trunk so he could search him for weapons. He asked Henderson if there was anything in the vehicle that he needed to know about. Henderson stated that there was weed in the console and a set of scales and a pipe in the vehicle. Officers Bazarow and Truax then went and retrieved the items out of the vehicle: one silver container full of green leafy substance believed to be marijuana, one set of digital scales, one glass pipe and rolling papers. Bazarow then transported Henderson to Arkansas County Jail for driving on a suspended license, no proof of liability insurance, no headlight, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug Lordy Lordy paraphilia. The vehicle Look Who’s 40! was towed by KC Towing, and photos were taken of all evidence.

Stacy Bradford Haynes

from her children, granddaughter, & family

October 21, 2013 - While on patrol at approx. 9:00 p.m., Officer Truax was dispatched to 308 E. 1st Street in reference to the suspect being at the residence, and the complain-

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ant wanting him removed. Upon arrival, he was approached by the complainant. She stated that suspect came over attempting to drop off some of his belongings. The complainant stated that she did not want the suspect or his belongings at her residence. The complainant stated that she told the suspect she had called the police, and he grabbed his belongings and left the residence. This was the second call that involved the suspect and with both incidents, he had left before police arrival. Truax advised the complainant that if he returned, to call the police department. At approximately 1:27 a.m., Truax was again dispatched to 308 E. 1st in reference of the suspect returning. Upon arriving, he noticed the suspect standing on the front porch looking inside a bag. Truax exited his unit and made contact with the suspect. The suspect advised that he was there picking up items that belonged to him. The suspect was advised that he was not allowed to be back at the residence anymore. The suspect was ran through A.C.I.C. for a warrant check, and it was discovered that he did have an outstanding warrant. The suspect was then arrested and transported to the Arkansas County Detention Center and served with an outstanding warrant from the Arkansas Board of Parole.



The Arkansas County Community Calendar is a compilation of events coming up in Arkansas County in the near future. Persons wishing to publicize an event in the calendar — the listing is free — should send or bring the event to the DeWitt Era-Enterprise office (no calendar events will be taken over the phone). The staff of the DeWitt Era-Enterprise will attempt to make the calendar as comprehensive as possible each week depending on space available. UPCOMING OCTOBER October 28 – 4-H County Convention for election of County 4-H Council officers; Ark. County Courthouse, 6:00 p.m. October 29 – Brucellosis On-farm Vaccinations conducted by the UA Cooperative Extension Service and Ark. Livestock & Poultry Commission. Contact Ark. Co. Extension Office at 946-3231 to pre-register calves for vaccinations. NOVEMBER November 6 – EHC Fall Council Meeting, 9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Phillips Community College, DeWitt. Government Arkansas County Quorum Court meets the second Tuesday of each month at 9:30 a.m. in the courthouse. Crocketts Bluff Volunteer Fire Department meets the third Monday of February, May, August and November at 7 p.m. at the fire station. You do not have to be a board member to attend. DeWitt Airport Commission meets the second Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at DeWitt City Hall. DeWitt/Arkansas County Housing Authority Board of Commissioners meets the third Monday of each month at 10 a.m. DeWitt City Council meets the second Monday of each month at 6 p.m. DeWitt Municipal Waterworks meets the second Monday of each month at 3 p.m. at the water office. DeWitt School Board meets the second Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the district office. Gillett City Council meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. (November-March) or 7 :30 p.m. (April-October). St. Charles City Council meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the St. Charles Museum. St. Charles Zoning Commission meets at 7 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at the St. Charles Fire Department. The St. Charles Volunteer Fire Department meets the first Monday of every month at 7 p.m. at the fire station at 610 Broadway.

The Clubs of Arkansas County 4-H The 4-H program is changing lives of youth all across the nation by teaching them important life skills like public speaking, leadership, and community service. As a former member of 4-H for twelve years, I can attest to the role 4-H plays in developing the youth of America into future leaders and professionals. Arkansas County has a growing 4-H program with over a hundred members involved. These members participate in competitive activities like talks and demonstrations, poultry barbecue, bicycle riding, and fashion revue. These competitions start at the county level and progress to the state level. We encourage our youth to turn in a 4-H Record Book every year that summarizes their involvement in 4-H during the previous year. There are a wide variety

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of camps available to 4-H youth; from Forestry and Wildlife Camp, to Equine Camp, to Entrepreneur Camp. There is also a wide variety of scholarships available to youth in 4-H and several of our youth from Arkansas County have gone to college on those scholarships. Listed below are the clubs of Arkansas County 4-H with their meeting locations and times. If you would like to attend one of these club meetings to see if 4-H is for you, then please feel free to attend. Also, if you are a parent and you are interested in enrolling your children in 4-H, I strongly encourage you to enroll as a volunteer leader. 4-H would not be what it is today without the volunteer leaders and parents that are actively involved with their children in 4-H. Arkansas County Razorbacks 4-H Club meets the second Friday of each month at 3:30 p.m. at Phillips Community College located at 2807 Highway 165S in Stuttgart, Arkansas. Prairie Angels 4-H Club meets the fourth Monday of each month at 3:45 p.m. at the Faith Baptist Church Fellowship Hall located at 725 McAdams Road, DeWitt, Arkansas. Pride of Gillett 4-H Club meets the third Thursday of each month at 3:15 p.m. at Gillett Elementary School located at 313 S. Sixth in Gillett, Arkansas. Spirit of ’76 4-H Club meets the third Wednesday of each month at 3:30 p.m. at the Arkansas County Extension Service located at 1009 Liberty Drive in DeWitt, Arkansas. Horse 4-H Club is currently inactive but if anyone is interested in helping start it back up, please contact the DeWitt Extension Office and we will be glad to work with you. Shooting Sports 4-H Club meets the first Monday of each month at 6pm at the Arkansas County Extension Service located at 1009 Liberty Drive in DeWitt, Arkansas. Teen Leaders 4-H Club, meets each month at the Arkansas County Cooperative Extension Service located at 1009 Liberty Drive in DeWitt, Arkansas. Arkansas County Livestock 4-H Club is a new club to Arkansas County and they meet monthly in the Stuttgart FFA classroom at 401 W. 22nd Street, Stuttgart, Arkansas. Wildlife Club is a new club that will begin meeting in January 2014. Meeting time and location have not been determined yet. Unit membership in these clubs and their program benefits are available to all youth ages 5-19 regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status. For more information about meetings, 4-H club membership or program benefits, contact the Arkansas County Cooperative Extension Service Office, 1009 Liberty Drive in DeWitt at (870)946-3231 or (870)673-2346.

Hunter Education Course to be Held at Potlatch Conservation Education Center in Casscoe at Cook’s Lake Access Where: A Hunter Education Course will be conducted by the Potlatch Conservation Education Center of The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission near the community of Casscoe, Arkansas at Cook’s Lake Access. When: On Saturday, November 2 and Sunday, November 3. Time: Saturday, November 2 from 9:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. and Sunday, November 3 from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. A test for certification and to receive your Hunter Education Graduate Card will follow instruction on the second day. All course materials will be provided. Why Hunter’s Education: The course, which is free, was voted mandatory for the State of Arkansas as of July 1, 1985; So, now is the time to get involved. Registration for the Course is Required. Subjects Covered: Subjects such as Conservation, Sportsmanship, Primitive Firearms to include Archery and Muzzleloading, Survival and First Aid, Basic Shooting Skills, Basic Hunting Skills, Hunter Ethics, and Firearms Safety are among the materials covered. The Hunter Education Graduate Card is honored in all states and provinces where Hunter Education is required. Lunch: Please bring a sacked lunch and drinks in a small cooler for Saturday, November, 2. For More Information: Contact–Marlon Mowdy, Education Specialist at (870) 241-3373. Potlatch Conservation Education Center–Hours of Operation: Tuesday–Saturday, 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Closed Sunday and Monday. Exceptions: Specially Planned Programs. Visit Us at: and

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Obituary Joseph Keithley, Jr. Services for Mr. Joseph Edison Keithley, Jr., 73, will be held Thursday, October 24, 2013, at Crockett’s Bluff Missionary Baptist Church at 2:00 pm. Burial will be in the church cemetery. A visitation was be held from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 22, 2013, at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Bolivar, TN. Mr. Keithley died Saturday, October 19, 2013, at the Bolivar General Hospital. He was a native of Crockett’s Bluff, AR, and born March 15, 1940, to the late Joseph Edison Keithley, Sr. and Hallie Mae Gosnell Keithley. Mr. Keithley graduated high school in St. Charles and received his BA and MA in engineering (1967) from the University of Arkansas. He graduated with honors and was a member of Chi Epsilon Honors Fraternity. On June 24, 1967, he married the former Marla Gelene Peel. Mr. Keithley was a resident of Grand Valley Lakes for the past 13 years, and prior to moving here had lived 12 years in Hernando, MS, and in Cordova, TN. Mr. Keithley served his country 4 years in the US Marine Corps. For 29 years (1968-1997), he worked for the US Army Corps of Engineers where he retired as chief of the Geo-Technical Branch. He did the initial design work for Tom Lee Park in Memphis and the Riverside Drive area in downtown. He was in charge of the moving of the mouth of the Loosahatchie River where it met the Mississippi River. This change permitted barge traffic to flow better and added greatly to commerce in the area. In his spare time, he enjoyed golf and gardening. He leaves behind his wife, Gelene Keithley of Grand Valley Lakes; two daughters, Marla Carrie Keithley Rustenhaven and her husband, Joel, of Hernando, MS; and Carol Jean Clark and her husband, Tim, of Grand Valley Lakes; his mother, Hallie Keithley of Crockett’s Bluff; two sisters, Carol Baird of Kenton, OK and Jean Almond of Hot Springs; a brother, Dan Keithley of East Camden; and five grandchildren: Casady Phillips, Tommy and Jimmy Rustenhaven and Lilly and Landon Clark. In addition to his father, Joseph Edison Keithley, Sr., he was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Roger Almond.

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St. Charles, Crocketts Bluff and Ethel News By Margaret Aycock – 870-282-8030 - Our deepest sympathy and prayers go again to Mrs. Hallie Keithley of Crockett’s Bluff and to the entire family due to the death of Mrs. Keithley’s oldest son, Joe Keithley of Tennessee. The funeral service will be Thursday, October 24 at Crockett’ Bluff Baptist Church at 2:00 p.m.and burial will be in the Crocketts Bluff Cemetery by Essex Funeral Home of DeWitt. J.W. and Margaret Aycock traveled to Monticello October 19, to attend visitation and graveside services of a very dear friend. Otis ‘’hot� kellum of monticello went to met the Lord, Thursday after a long fight with cancer. He and his wife Jo, belonged to the Monticello Timber Twirlers Square Dance Club for many years until the club disbanded due to lack of members. He also was

an avid fisherman. We really miss you, Hot, but we know that you are squaring-up in Heaven with all the pretty angels and holding a place for all of us to dance with you again. Everybody, please don’t forget the Lester Family Reunion at the DeWitt Community Center at DeWitt City Park that was announced in last week’s paper. At 12:00 p.m., All relatives and friends are invited to come and enjoy the potluck meal and the good fellowship and visiting afterwards. The meat will be furnished,so just bring your favorite side dish, salad or dessert and join the fun. Hope to see you there. Also, please remember that Thursday October 24 is the quarterly meeting at the Crocketts Bluff Community Center in Crocketts Bluff. This will be a chili supper potluck

with Bingo afterwards. Bring something to go with the chili and at least a two or more things for Bingo prizes. Hope to see everyone there. Frances Harpole Oct. 24 Bobby Ashcraft Oct. 24 Donna West - Oct. 24 Sonya Reives Oct. 24 Charles Cunningham - Oct. 24 Conley Pinson Oct. 25 Nancy Adams Oct. 25 Mika Dondanville Oct. 25 Roger Turner Oct. 25 Gabe Martin Oct. 25 Kaden Isom - Oct. 25 Glenda Allen Oct. 26 Judy Cox - Oct. 26 Jody Rounsaville Oct. 26 Shirley Dollar Oct. 26

John Ahrens Oct. 26 Eathen Moss Oct. 27 Natalie Pinson Oct. 27 Clint Shadwick Oct. 27 Doug Adams Oct. 28 David Bussey Oct. 28 Jacky Allen - Oct. 29 Rustin Holbert Oct. 30 Hunter Alter Norris - 30 ANNIVERSARIES: Ed and Beverly Denman - Oct. 24 Dean and Karen Watts - Oct. 26 Jonathan and Abria Vansandt - Oct. 28 Jeff and Michelle Gunnell - Oct. 28 Dennis and Jeanette Relyea - Oct. 28 GOD BLESS EVERYONE!

Gillett EHC Meets in October The Gillett Extension Homemakers Club held its October meeting on Tuesday, October 15, at The Paddy in Gillett with seven members and one guest present. Club president Margie Hackney called the meeting to order.  Rose Ella Smith read an inspirational message based on Psalm 55:22 about people saving themselves from a flooded river by crawling across a big wooden cross that had blown down from a nearby Christian campground. Dorothy Connelly read the thought for the month written by an unknown author:   “October’s the month when

the smallest breeze gives us a shower of autumn leaves.  Bonfires and pumpkins, leaves sailing down—October is red and golden and brown.� Connelly, Foods and Nutrition Leader, presented information on How to Eat Better for Less with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.   Several handouts helped emphasize nutrient-dense foods that provide positive health effects.   This includes vegetables, fruits, whole grains, fat-free or low-fat dairy products, seafood, lean meats and poultry, eggs, legumes, nuts and seeds prepared without added solid fats, sugars, starches, and sodium

Connelly, secretary, led roll call with the question:  “What is your favorite Thanksgiving recipe?�   Replies included chicken and dressing, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, pecan pie, green bean casserole, and cranberry salad. The minutes of the last meeting and the treasurer’s report were accepted.  Several members attended the recent Hobo Dinner fund-raiser, and Cheryl Pfaffenberger helped with clean-up afterwards. The fall council meeting is November 6 at PCC in DeWitt with registration beginning at 9:30 a.m.   Pfaffenberger is providing the door

prize from the Gillett club.  Club members discussed the various types of pumpkins.   Thelma Connelly, Arlene Ferguson, Anita Trimble, Becki Weinrich, and Weinrich’s granddaughter Baylee Sherbert were also present. Everyone enjoyed the delicious refreshments served by Pfaffenberger. Thelma Connelly won the door prize, and the meeting closed with the Homemaker’s Prayer. The Thanksgiving meeting will be on Tuesday, November 19, for a Dutch-treat lunch at The Paddy in Gillett at 11:30 a.m.   Trimble will furnish a dessert.  The program will be on diabetes.

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5 Year Contracted Reappraisal Bids for contracted countywide reappraisal of real property for Arkansas County, Arkansas, are now being accepted by the Arkansas County Assessor’s Office. The reappraisal will be for the time period of January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2018; to review, reappraise and revalue approximately 15,580 parcels of real property in Arkansas County, Arkansas. The Countywide Reappraisal is to be completed in accordance to all bid specifications for contracted reappraisals provided by the Assessment Coordination Department of the State of Arkansas. In addition, the reappraisal must be performed utilizing the Arkansas County Assessor’s Office existing software, which is provided by Apprentice Information Systems. As part of the reappraisal, the contractor must provide new construction photos in the year that they are added by the time notices are sent out. Bid specifications may be obtained by contacting the Arkansas County Assessor’s Office and request that the specifications be mailed, emailed, or faxed. Sealed bids for reappraisal services must be mailed or hand delivered to the Arkansas County Assessor’s Office in a sealed envelope or container clearly labeled “Bid Documents� by 4:30pm, Nov. 15, 2013. All sealed bids will be opened at 10am, Nov. 18, 2013.

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Ed and Beverly Denman of Hot Springs Village (formerly of DeWitt) celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary on Wednesday, October 24th. They were honored with a reception in their Hot Springs Village home given by their daughters Diana Graves (Kenneth) and Jeanne McCullars (Terry) of DeWitt.

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LOCAL NEWS 3rd/4th Grade PeeWee Dragons Are Undisputed Champions

Back row: #57 Will Moss, #3 Kaiden Bullock, #48 Nathanael Rowland, #65 Jaylen Phillips, #27 Luke Smith, #78 Ja Sims, #9 Jeremiah Brown, #62 Connor McCollumn Second row: #61 Reese Chambless, #4 Lathan Reeves, #22 Brenden Ballard, #72 Lane Poor, #32 Xander Bohnert, #37 William Eason, #15 Jack Wilson Front row: #60 Josh Haynes, #20 Sawyer Turner, #8 Ty George, #13 Carl Hudson, #50 Samuel West, #12 Joey Jones The 3rd/4th grade PeeWee Dragon football team finished their season 7 – 0, earning them the undisputed title of champions. The PeeWee Dragons started the season in late July by practicing 3 days a week. After many long and hot practices, they started the season on August 24 by defeating England with a score of 22-0. They then traveled to Woodlawn, leaving with a 32-8 victory. Then it was off to Star City to face the Star City Little White team. Once again, it was a victory of 32-0. On September 28, the Dragons held their jamboree in front of an excited and pumped up home crowd. They won double victories that day, with scores of 16-0 over Fordyce and 34-6 over England. They then traveled back to Star City on October 5, and experienced another victory over the Little White team with a score of 32-0. This past Saturday, the pressure was on to maintain their undefeated record by opposing the only other undefeated team in the league, the Rison Wildcats. The PeeWee Dragons started

the game off looking a little slow and sluggish, but finally they settled in and found their rhythm and showed the fans what they have been known for all season…. excellent blocks, quick as lighting running, and amazing team spirit! They finished the game with a score of 14-0 to earn the first place spot in the league. In all seven games combined, the PeeWee Dragons scored a total of 182 points and only allowed opponents to score 14 points. The awesome defensive line went 10 quarters without allowing one first down. They were commonly known as the “beast”, and proved to be a little intimidating to some of the teams. Their motto on the line was to never give up! Nathanael Rowland rushed for 723 yards and 12 touchdowns. Brenden Ballard rushed for 203 yards and 5 touchdowns. Luke Smith rushed for 166 yards and 1 touchdown. He is also 5/17 passing for 85 yards and 2 touchdowns. The defense was led by Nathanael Rowland with 26 tackles with 5 for a loss

and 4 fumble recoveries. He also intercepted 2 passes and returned both for touchdowns. Lane Poor had 21 tackles with 10 for a loss. Luke Smith had 19 tackles including 8 for a loss. Xander Bohnert had 15 tackles including 11 for a loss. Brenden Ballard had 15 tackles with 6 for a loss. Will Moss had 14 tackles including 6 for a loss. This season’s team proved that hard work, determination and dedication were the keys to a winning season. But, all that hard work, and harder play, could not have been possible without the coaching staff of Gary Moss, Keith Poor and Tim Smith. They were the type of coaches that took extra time to teach each and every boy on the field the fundamentals of football and how to love the sport. They put in countless hours of watching the other teams play and preparing offensive and defensive plays for the PeeWee Dragon team. This preparation, in turn, kept the opposing teams guessing as to what the Peewee Dragons were going to hit them with next. The 3rd/4th grade PeeWee Dragons will travel to Star City this Saturday to compete for the Super Bowl Champion title. This tournament is a single elimination tournament featuring all teams in the league. The PeeWee Dragons get the 1st round by, and they will play against the winner of the 3rd and 6th place teams. Details of the tournament will be posted on the DeWitt PeeWee Football Facebook page as soon they are available. Please make plans to come out and support the PeeWee Dragons this weekend at Star City. GO DRAGONS!

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5th/6th PeeWee Dragons Team: #3 Remington Chaneyworth, #7 Colten Grammer, #8 Jamarian Kennedy, #10 Zac Armstrong, #12 Parker Lacotts, #16 Skyller Padgett, #11 Johnta Wright, #20 Tarence Ticey, #21 Josh Dabner, #22 Kaleb Russell, #25 TJ Dabner, #30 Kaden Brewer, #32 Treven Scruggs, #55 Colby James, #60 Bradley Haynes, #64 Jacob Wilson, #70 Caleb Shields, #71 Colton Layman, #78 Logan Moss, #84 Spencer Hutchins, #99 Jarius Daniels The 5th/6th grade PeeWee Dragon football team finished their regular season with a record of 4-3. They started the season on August 24 with a loss of 8-0 at England. They then traveled to Woodlawn to try to redeem themselves and came away with a 16-0 victory. Next, it was off to Star City to face the Star City Big Blue team. Once again it was a victory for the mighty PeeWee Dragons with a score of 16-8. On September 28, the Dragons hosted the Saturday jamboree and played in front of a packed out Dragon Stadium. Their first game resulted in a loss against a bigger and tougher Fordyce team with a score of 50-12. But in their second game against the England Lions, the PeeWee Dragons were out to prove they were the bigger and tougher team. They proved their point and

exacted revenge on the Lions with a nail biting 30-28 victory. They then traveled back to Star City on October 5, and were dealt a hard 16-8 loss against the Star City Big Blue team that they had previously beaten. This past Saturday, the team traveled to Fordyce to play a make-up game due to a previous rainout. There was no rain in sight Saturday, and the cool and sunny weather proved to be the PeeWee Dragon’s good luck charm helping them finish out the season with a 24-14 win over Rison. Coaches for the 5th/6th grade PeeWee Dragon team were Chuck Wilson, Heath Russell, and Garrett Coleman. The Dragons were led by Josh Dabner with 747 yards rushing and 9 touchdowns. TJ Dabner rushed for 233 yards and 1 touchdown. Johnta Wright rushed for 133

yards with 1 touchdown. Zac Armstrong is 11/17 passing for 84 yards and 2 touchdowns. The defense was led by Remington Chaneyworth with 28 tackles including 13 for a loss. Josh Dabner had 19 tackles and with 5 tackles for a loss. And Jamarian Kennedy had 9 tackles including 3 tackles for a loss. The 5th/6th grade PeeWee Dragons will travel to Star City this Saturday to compete for the Super Bowl Champion title. This tournament is a single elimination tournament featuring all teams in the league. Details of the tournament will be posted on the DeWitt PeeWee Football Facebook page as soon they are available. Please make plans to come out and support the PeeWee Dragons this weekend at Star City. GO DRAGONS!

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DeWitt Hospital & Nursing Home celebrated National Dietary week October 6th – 12th. Edith Rhodes from KeyImpact Sales came and did a pre-

sentation with the latest food products for the dietary staff.

DeWitt Featured at the Sustainable Communities Leadership Summit Summit focused on sustainability initiatives across the state. Mayor Ralph Relyea highlighted DeWitt’s new mini-biofuels refinery at the Sustainable Communities Leadership Summit held in North Little Rock on Wednesday, October 16. Hosted by the Applied Sustainability Center, an outreach center of the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas, the Sustainable Communities Leadership Summit shared municipal best practices that foster thriving economies, thriving people an thriving eco-systems. Ten Arkansas cities that demonstrated leadership or implemented an innovation around sustainability were selected for the Sustainable City Showcase.

“DeWitt, working with Alt.Consulting, is the first city to pilot a minibiofuels refinery. This project uses locally produced crops as an energy resource instead of importing fuel. It’s also more environmental friendly,” said Michele Halsell, managing director of the center. In addition to using camelina as a feedstock for making biodiesel, the city’s plans call for recycling used cooking oil from area restaurants and homes. “If the pilot is successful, it can be replicated in other cities. The important thing is that one city has to be willing to take the risk and be the first city to produce its own biofuel.” The event is aimed at local leaders who are

looking for innovative ways to boost their local economies. Sessions focused on water conservation, energy efficiency, renewable energy, active transportation and local food systems as elements for enhancing economic prosperity, improving health, and reducing environmental impact. “Sustainability offers economic benefits at multiple levels. Summit participants learned about strategies that allow city governments to save costs and reduce the burden on taxpayers, while simultaneously helping residents save money on commutingrelated expenses, and helping the city attract new residents and new investments,” said Mi-

chele Halsell, managing director of the center. “Ninety-two percent of corporate real estate executives consider sustainability when making location decisions. Cities are seeking a competitive advantage by focusing on key sustainability components such as trails, renewable energy, and water stewardship.” “The idea is to celebrate what Arkansas cities are already doing to be more sustainable and to share best practices so that they are replicated across the state,” said Halsell. Mayor Relyea said he is, “Looking for to the Farm to Fuel event and the opening of DeWitt’s mini-bio-refinery on October 29.”

Monday, October 28 Grilled Chicken Strips Chicken Gravy, Macaroni and Cheese Mixed Vegetables Wheat Bread, Vanilla Creme Cookie, Milk Tuesday, October 29 Smoke Sausage, Tater Gems, Baked Beans, Hot Dog Bun, Peaches and Pineapples, Mustard Milk Wednesday, October 30 Beef Stroganoff Green Peas Sliced Carrots

Dinner Roll Strawberry Gelatin Milk Thursday, October 31 Chicken Pot Pie Whole Kernal Corn Cabbage White Bread Sliced Peaches Milk Friday, November 1 Beef Patty, Onion Gravy Country Potatoes Green Peas Wheat Bread Carnival Cookie Milk

EHC - Committed to Community Service In Arkansas County, the Extension Homemakers Council (EHC) is a group of volunteers who are on the move helping to improve the community through their commitment of volunteer service. This group began in the county in 1916 as Home Demonstration Clubs. They have evolved from the wellremembered canning clubs to an organization focusing on a multitude of activities and projects that come under three main themes: Community Service, Leadership Development, and Education. The council is a volunteer organization associated with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture through the Cooperative Extension Service. All programs of the Extension Homemakers Council are offered to all eligible persons regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Em-

ployer. In 2013 Arkansas County EH members volunteered a total of 6,921 hours to the community. This was achieved through a number of service projects such as making lap robes and walker bags for nursing home patients, donations for the local food pantry, caps for cancer patients, knitted caps for Arkansas Children’s Hospital, Dana’s House projects, Pattillo School fundraiser, Charitable Christian Medical Clinic, Arkansas County 4-H, and Arkansas County Fair. Members also enjoy participating in district rallies, state workshops, and field trips to other counties to take part in educational programs and share ideas with fellow members across the state. An EH Club is a group of individuals who meet regularly and learn together. Each month a designated leader from the club attends a leader training meeting conducted by the County Extension Agent - Family & Consumer Sciences,

who is a faculty member of the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service. This individual then shares the information with her fellow club members. Educational programs provided are research-based and include information related to strengthening families, extending resources, improving diet and health, and developing individuals. Each of the county clubs is unique and reflects the interests of the community it serves. We would like to invite you to visit one of our local EH clubs and become a part of our organization. If joining an EH club is not convenient or of interest to you, one may become a virtual club member or member-at large where all the services and educational programs extended to club members may be enjoyed without the affiliation of an individual club. The following is a list of local EH clubs, designating when and where they meet:

1. Gillett EHC meets the third Tuesday of each month in at the Rice Paddy Restaurant in Gillett. 2. Key EHC meets the second Monday of each month in members’ homes in the DeWitt area. 3. Maguire EHC meets the second Thursday of each month at the Willows Restaurant in DeWitt. 4. New Providence/ Turley EHC meets the first Tuesday of each month at the County Extension Office, DeWitt. 5. Prairie Gems EHC meets the third Thursday of each month at the County Extension Office, DeWitt. For more information about meetings, club membership or program benefits, contact the Arkansas County Extension Extension Office located at 1009 Liberty Drive, DeWitt; telephone 870-946-3231 or 870-673-2346; email or visit

Monday, October 28 Breakfast Whole Wheat Toast with Jelly Cereal, Fruit Juice Low Fat White Milk Lunch Chicken Strips Quick Baked Potato Carrot/Raisin, Fresh Grapes, Wheat Roll Ketchup Tuesday, October 29 Breakfast Two Whole Wheat Pancakes with Syrup Sausage Links Fresh Fruit Low Fat White Milk Lunch Pepperoni Pizza, Tossed Salad, Fresh Fruit Country Blend Veg. Banana Bread Wednesday, October 30 Breakfast Whole Wheat Toast Sticks, Cereal Fresh Oranges Low Fat White Milk

Lunch Beef Taco & Cheese Pinto Beans Lettuce/Tomato/Salsa Apple Wedges W/G Oatmeal Cookie Thursday, October 31 Breakfast Scramble Eggs Whole Wheat Biscuits Sausage Patty Fruit Juice Low Fat White Milk Lunch BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich, Baked Beans Cole Slaw Sliced Peaches Friday, November 1 Breakfast Whole Wheat Toast with Jelly, Cereal Fresh Fruit Low Fat White Milk Lunch Spaghetti with Meat Sauce Seasoned Green Beans, Tossed Salad Pineapple Chunks


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A 120 Year Old Prophetic Sermon was Fulfilled! By William Wood There is a man in the Bible named Noah, who found grace in the sight of God. (Gen. 6:8) In speaking of him the Bible says that “Noah was a just man, and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.” (Gen. 6:9) This was God’s testimony concerning this man Noah! And becuase God knew all about Noah’s character, He knew He could trust him to preach something that was in God’s mind to do! God had seen that “The wickedness of man was great in the earth . . . and that he was evil continually.” (Gen. 6:5) Then in (Gen. 6:7) God expressed His thought concerning this evil and said, ”I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth.” Then God spoke to Noah personally and gave him this earth shaking, soul terrorizing message!! (Gen. 6:13) and in (Gen. 6:17) God told Noah that the destruction would come in the form of a “Flood of waters.” At this time there had never been any rain, but there “went up a mist from the earth and watered the whole face of the ground.” (Gen 2:6) But Noah, having heard from God, began to preach that water was going to fall from the sky, and not only so, but every mountain would go under water, and all who didn’t get on the ark that he was building would drown! And the Bible says that Noah preached this far out, unbelieveable message for 120 years. (Gen. 6:3) He preached until he became the worlds numer one fanatic! He preached it until he was perhaps the first cult leader that we have record of! He preached it untill he lost face with ever friend he ever had, and even with members of his own family.

(All but seven of them) Eight people in all got on the ark, and escaped the flood. Noah was one of the eight. Noah was an outcast from the ministerial association, he was no longer welcome in his church group. No doubt he was accused of having a mental problem. But, Noah found Grace in The Eyes of the Lord.” (Gemn. 6:8. And so after 120 years of a warning message the flood that God had predicted thru Noah came to pass! God never sends judgement without fair warning the people. And now we are in the very end of time, and ready for a 2000 year old prophecy to be fulfilled. Yet the warning still goes forth, at least for October 23rd! Here is the prophecy that is about to come to pass! (2nd Peter 3:10) “But the day of The Lord shall come as a thief in the night, in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noice, and the elements shall ment with feverant heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.” Does this sound like a cult leader speaking tyo you? Will you aOOccuse the apostle Peter of being a cult leader? Will you deny that the Holy Ghost told Peter what to write? Will you deny that God had this warning put in His Word for us today? Will you deny all the warning signs that tell us this destruction is on the way? Will you continue to deny that God has already sent the prophet of Mal. 4:5 to warn the world just before this terrible day comes. God Himself waits for you personal answer to these questions. Your answers will determine your final destination! “Choose ye this day who you will serve.” (Deaut. 30:19) Amen

Evangelistic Walk Through the City Pastor Odessa Cash and members of Nichols Chapel have made plans for the “2nd Evangelistic Walk Through the City” to share the gospel message with the community of DeWitt. The event will be Saturday, October 26 at 10:00 a.m. The meeting will be at the DeWitt Court Square, where they will have prayer, and groups will get together to go north, south, east and west to knock on doors, pray and share the word of God with the community. Packets of spiritual material and gifts will be given to each group along with information concerning individual church’s mission statements and weekly activi-

Heaven On My Mind By Tom Smith

It’s been there a long time and grows sweeter every day. Heaven. Anymore it seems I think of that “Place prepared” more often than I used to. Could it be because I’m getting older? Or, is it a yearning to be free of this ‘ole world, its heartache and sorrow, pain and perplexity, etc.? I don’t know. But, I do know that I’m thankful such a Place exists and the One Who’s been working on it now for over 2,000 years has promised to come get me (and all others who trust Him) one of these days. And, as the song says, “What a Day, glorious Day that will be!” Hallelujah!! Yes, ever since I was a boy I’ve believed in Heaven because I believe in God and His Word. Truly, it’s a matter of Faith; however, even logic alone cries out for such a place—for, if there’s no Heaven, then life here on earth is meaningless. And, when we die, we’re no better than some dead dog on the side of the road. How thankful I am that’s not the case!! When I was five-years-old my grandmother died. Back then families still brought the bodies to the home prior to going to the cemetery. I still remember waking up the morning after she passed away, walking into the living room and finding her body in an open casket. As I drew near, I asked someone if she was asleep. They told me she’d gone Home to be with Jesus and I’d see her again. I remember being held up so I could get a better look and saying she looked like she was asleep. And, I shed a few tears because she’d been a good grandmother and gave me cookies even though my mother said I couldn’t have any. Isn’t that what grandmothers are for? Anyway, Heaven became real to me that morning. And, for some 55 years now I’ve been looking forward to seeing her smiling face again. I’m sure she’ll be more beautiful than I can even imagine. Through the years I’ve had many loved ones and friends join her in the “House not made with

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ties to leave at each contact made. The walk will end at the old Walter Burse place on the grounds, and a victory celebration will be conducted by all participants with praise, prayer and words of thanks to the Lord for the day’s journey. Ministry is needed outside of the church walls. The word of God encourages us to go out and compel them to come into the family of God. Matt. 28:19; Luke 10:1, 2 All pastors, ministers, deacons, layman, evangelists and all who have a desire to see the people in the community saved are asked to join. The community needs to see the unity of God’s people.

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hands, eternal in the heavens” (II Corinthians 5:1). Both of my parents are there. My other grandmother’s there. My first wife is there. Several good friends are there. And, knowing that one day I will see them again face-to-face and be with them for all eternity helps make this time here on earth more bearable. But, none of that can compare to finally seeing Jesus, the One to Whom I gave my heart way back in 1960 when I was seven-years-old. How you can love someone you’ve never seen or be homesick for somewhere you’ve never been can’t be understood by our natural mind; however, to those who believe, such is true and enriches your life the longer you live. The anonymous author of the Epistle to the Hebrews in the New Testament said all the saints down through the years have referred to themselves as “strangers and pilgrims on this earth” (Heb. 11:13). This is difficult to understand until we think of it this way: Someone once wrote, “A vagabond is someone who has no home. A criminal is someone who’s running from home. A stranger is someone who’s away from home. But, a Pilgrim is someone who’s headed toward Home.” Glory!! So, as John Wayne would sometimes ask in his good, ‘ole Southern drawl, “Where ‘ya headed, Pilgrim?” Here’s hoping you can answer with great assurance, “Heaven!!” If so, I hope you’re looking forward to going to that “Place of the Great No Mores” (Revelation 21:4). If not, here’s praying you’ll do what’s necessary to be ready to go there—which is simply placing your trust in Jesus as your Savior and Lord (John 14:6; Romans 10:9-10, 13). God bless you. (NOTE: If you’d like to contact Bro. Tom or receive his daily e-mail devotional, entitled “Morning Manna,” you can write him at P.O. Box 10614, Fort Smith, AR 72917 or e-mail him at

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LOCAL NEWS DeWitt Campus has Golf Tournament Fundraiser for Non Traditional Scholarships

Fox finishes 6th at Lake Hamilton

FFA Members preparing hamburger lunch…(l to r) (l to r) Rick Duffield, Larry Bauer, Larry Dillion, Brad Parker Brown, Kalli Smith, David Connell, & James Chambless, Diana Graves…Closest to the Hole winPhillips, FFA Advisor ners—Bauer & Dillion

Cody Fox finished 6th out of 279 runners at the Lake Hamilton pre-state meet at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs on Saturday, October 19, 2013 with a time of 16:27. (l to r) Brad Chambless, Bradley Dillion, Chris Hill, Rick Duffield, Diana Graves…Tournament Winners— Dillion, Hill, & Duffield

Annual “Chip in for Scholarship” 3 person scramble Golf Tournament was held at Oak Hills Country Club on Wednesday, October 9th. The event proceeds benefit Non-Tradition-

al Scholarships. Brad Chambless & Rick Duffield—DeWitt Foundation Golf Tournament Co-Chair, Diana Graves—PCCUA DeWitt Foundation Development Officer

Extension Service Sponsors Brucellosis Clinic for Heifer Calves PCCUA Employees playing in the tournament… (front l to r) Jason Jaco, Mickey Johnson  (Back l to r)  Scott Post, Julius Johnson…not pictured is Shawn Anderson

Biofuel Project Can Boost Delta Economy

Earhart Voted Crowd Favorite at Arkansas State Fair Queen Pageant

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The Arkansas County community of DeWitt is the site for launch of the first “Farm to Fuel” project on October 29 that promises jobs and energy independence for the Arkansas Delta, the Arkansas Advanced Energy Foundation (AAEF) announced today. The Foundation promotes greater public understanding of advanced energy in Arkansas through research, public education programs and economic and workforce development. AAEF and alt.Consulting, a non-profit community economic development organization working in the Mississippi River Delta since 1998, have partnered to sponsor the event

that will convene farmers, entrepreneurs, educators, public officials, community leaders and advanced energy business leaders from across the Delta to mark production of the first gallon of biodiesel from local feedstocks at a mini-biorefinery in DeWitt. The launch event will introduce a new winter, energy crop as well as the technology required to turn it into biofuel for the Delta and the region. Following a press conference and panel presentation in the morning, Delta Regional Authority Chairman Chris Masingill will be the keynote speaker during a luncheon celebrating the launch.

Thank You To my larger community and church family, my sons, Jeff Dwayne (Koky), Donald Ray, and granddaughter, Donna Rayshell extend heartfelt thanks for your love and support during this period of mourning. You will never know how your love and support have touched our hearts and soothed our spirit.

Forever grateful, Mrs. Donna F. Brown and Sons

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Christen Earhart, 2013 Miss Arkansas County, was voted the Crowd Favorite at the Arkansas State Fair Queen Pageant Southeast District. She would like to thank everyone who voted for her that allowed her receive this honor.

I want to thank the employees of Alco, especially Dustin and Christi, for making my book signing on Saturday, October 19 possible. Everyone was very helpful and the decor where my table was sitting was beautiful. Thanks again, Sue Walls

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The UofA Cooperative Extension Service in Arkansas County will be conducting the Fall Brucellosis Vaccination Clinic on Tuesday, October 29. Heifer calves 4-12 months of age which have not been previously vaccinated are the targeted group. If you have calves meeting this criteria and would like to have them vaccinated, please contact the Extension Office at 870-946-3231 or 870673-2661 to enroll. We will need the directions for reaching your farm as well as a phone number that can be used to contact you in the event of schedule changes on that day. You may also indicate if you have a preferred time frame (such as morning or afternoon). We will do our best to accommodate you, although we do have to follow a general geographic order. A schedule indicating the time you can expect the

vaccinator to be at your farm will be provided prior to that day. This clinic is sponsored by the UACES in cooperation with the Arkansas Livestock & Poultry Commission and is open to all eligible persons without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (large print, audiotapes, etc.) should notify the county Extension office as soon as possible prior to the activity. Arkansas is currently designated as a Brucellosisfree state, and with your help and cooperation in the proper management of your calves this status can be maintained. For additional information, contact the Arkansas County Extension Service.

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COMMUNITY NEWS Behind Powerful D and Run Game the Dragons Win Again

By Kevin Brown Photos by Marilyn Rousseau The Junior Dragons keep rolling with a big win over Warren Thursday night. Utilizing a powerful run game and an improving defense they tacked up another “W” for the season. Jamarious Bradford rushed for another game of over 100 yards and two touchdowns, with Jamari Gamble earning another 70 yards and returning an interception for a 25yard score. Alex Bay picked up an interception as well. “The team played an excellent second half defensively and offensively,” Coach Horton said. “We forced three turnovers [in the second half] and that made a huge difference in the game. The defense has improved greatly since week one. DeWitt visits the Dumas Bobcats this week in their last game of the year. The Coach said: “It’s a big game for us, not only because it’s the last game but because we have a chance to get to five wins and to be third all by ourselves in the conference.” He added: “Our boys need to keep improving like they have been every week and play our game.”

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Ninth Grade Night



Ninth Grade Football Players (L-R): Michael Davis, David Connell, Alden Hargrove, Nick y Jones, McCoy Sollars, Jamarious Bradford, Wyatt Luebke, Layne Ballew, Braeden Beliew, Jamari Gamble. (not pictured: Alex Bay, Grant Sims)

Ninth Grade Athletes from Cross-Country and Cheerleading: (L-R) Dustin Hudspeth, Hannah Bishop, Allie Roush, Carlee Cox, Kyla Patterson, Lexi Brown, Logan Watts

By LeeAnn Morgan Thursday, October17th, was designated as Ninth Grade Recognition night at

Dragon Stadium. All ninth grade athletes from football, cheerleading, and crosscountry were recognized during the last home game of the football season.

Lester Family Reunion Saturday, October 26th at DeWitt City Park Community Center beginning at 10 a.m. Meal at noon Meat provided/Bring Potluck Side Dishes

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Dragons Fall Missouri Cavaliers on the Move in Tough Road Loss

By Kevin Brown

The Senior Dragons suffered a tough road conference loss against the Warren Lumberjacks Friday night by a score of 56-13. Though still a winning season thus far at 4-3 overall, DeWitt falls to .500 in the conference at 2-2. The Dragons welcome the Dumas Bobcats in a home conference game this Friday. The Bobcats are 1-6 on the season with a 1-3 conference record. “Tough loss last week,” Coach Jones said. “We now look ahead to Dumas. Our boys are excited to get back out there.” He also said the team has had a good week of practice. “Dumas has very big linemen and speedy skill guys. We have to execute offensively.” A victory would give DeWitt a winning conference record and a much needed confidence boost after last week’s defeat. I have faith the Dragons can win out this year’s schedule. Your 2013 team is showing its fans, community and the other teams out there they will no longer be overlooked, looked down on or unlooked at. Despite an occasional setback, this year and the years going forward the DeWitt Dragons football team will be looked at. With respect.

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By Don Roth The October 13 battle of Marshall was the high point of Col. Jo Shelby’s 1863 Raid into Missouri. Approximately 1700-1800 Volunteer and Militia units desperately attempted to encircle and divide his command but the intrepid Shelby forced a way out of the entrapment and withdrew in two columns. After moving through Waverly on the Missouri, he turned south to face a hostile 300 mile expanse to the Arkansas River while being hounded and harassed. A rapid man-killing march brought the column to Osceola two days later. For the next three days Shelby kept the merciless pace which was more then what the pursuing Militia could endure. A sizeable force at Springfield was urged to intercept the raiders, and could have, but were likely too glad to let him ride by. On October 20, the other half of the raiders miraculously rejoined their worn out counterparts at Bentonville Arkansas. The united column forded the river by that name at Clarksville on the 26th, only to battle an ugly snow and rainstorm before arriving at Washington on November 3, cold, starving, and exhausted. In his official report Shelby claimed he had marched 1500 miles in 41 days and destroyed ten forts, $2 million worth of property, seized 300 wagons and 1200 small arms. Despite any exaggerated claims, he had undertaken a dangerous strategic raid-----the longest in the civil war, and wisely fought no pitched battles, except when cornered at Marshall where he suffered no less then 70 causalities. He failed to mention the loss of his two artillery pieces and of discarding the 12 light ammunition wagons he had taken from Arkansas. It should be mentioned he ably demonstrated how vulnerable Missouri was to invasion. The invasive expedition didn’t make national news; had it done so, the knowledge of a near chance of the Southern flag being raised over the capital of a Union state would have been an embarrassment to the Lincoln Administration as well as to the military authorities in St Louis. (Deryl P. Sellmeyer, Jo Shelby’s Iron Brigade, Pelican Publishing, Gretna.2007) 129-142. The rest of General Price’s cavalry division wasn’t idle either. A slashing attack by 300 of Col. Powell Clayton’s 5th Kansas against General Marmaduke’s right wing at Tulip brought on an expedition to take Clayton’s Pine Bluff stronghold. On the morning of October 25-----one day before Shelby crossed the Arkansas at Clarksville, Gen. Marmaduke executed plans he had developed to assault the courthouse area with three converging columns fighting dismounted. While getting his 2400 troopers into position he called for a flag of truce to demand Clayton’s surrender, which gave Clayton time to deploy his 600-700 troops and fortify the place with cotton bales. Fierce house to house fighting developed which stymied the Confederate advance. Next, Marmaduke unleashed up to ten pieces of artillery at buildings; the courthouse took a hammering. But Clayton held on stubbornly while his cannon and sharpshooters effectively commanded the approaches to the courthouse square. In frustration Marmaduke attempted to burn the Federals out of Pine Bluff. This was not how a tactical assault was supposed to be conducted and it only succeeded in burning to death some of his wounded. Col. Clayton ordered a bucket brigade of former slaves to douse the buildings adjoining the square. By mid-afternoon the operation was abandoned when the Missouri General wisely decided not to sacrifice his men in a bloody assault. An orderly withdrawal was made toward Arkadelphia. Marmaduke claimed 101 causalities in his botched assault while Clayton counted his losses at 40.


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FOR SALE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 3pc furniture set, suede leather, SERVICES 4 months old. Will consider trade for a vehicle. YOUR Call Donna Chapman at REMEMBER LOVED ONE with a 870-344-1281. monument or marker. Adv. 43-1tp Call Leon Edwards at Jeremy Office Tina 501-529-4999 946-0131 946-9398 FOR SALE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Dear- (870) 946-6354. born heater, storm door, Adv. 73-26tp couch, coveralls, little"Free Estimates" of-it-all. Wednesday now till, Thursday from 11-6, HERRING and Friday and Saturday P.O. Box 678 â&#x20AC;˘ DeWitt, AR early at 522 E. HalliburROOFING (870) 946-3933 Fax: (870) 946-3934 ton. Call 870-650-2004. Justin Herring Adv. 43-1tp DEADLINE MONDAY AT NOON

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COMMUNITY NEWS Arkansas Post National Memorial Reopens to Visitors

Arkansas Post National Memorial re-opens to visitors today. Visitors can access public areas and roads immediately while facilities and other public services are brought back online. The Park has been closed since October 1 due to the lapse in Congressional appropriations. “We are excited to be back at work and welcome visi-

tors to Arkansas Post,” said Superintendent Ed Wood. “Autumn is a particularly special season to enjoy all that the Post has to offer.” Due to the recent government shutdown, the 19th Annual Ghosts of the Past program that was planned for October 19th has been rescheduled; the new date is now Saturday, November 23. “This living history

walk is among the most popular programs that the park provides” said Superintendent Wood. “We felt we needed to have more time to prepare our staff and volunteers to provide the best possible event.” Call the park at 870-548-2207 to make reservations.

WANTED WANTED TO BUY – Buying junk car batteries, paying $6 each. Also buying catalytic converters, alternators, starters, electric motors and lead. We pick up. (217 6537480. Adv. 42-3tp WANTED – I am looking for an old fixer-up. Could be a farmhouse with sewer, water, and electric hookups. No

house is too old or ragged. I am able to tear or build it up. My price range is $2,000 and I am prepared to pay $600 down. The house must be in the country, north, east, west, or south, in the DeWitt area. If you have a house, contact miss Pearlie at 870-3440242. Adv. 43-1tp WANTED – Donations:

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DeWitt Hospital & Nursing Home PART TIME LPN Part Time Licensed Practical Nurse needed. Must have a current Arkansas license and at least two years experience in a clinical setting. Electronic Medical Record Experience preferred. A caring and Compasionate Individual with Knowledge and Ability to perform nursing duties, phlebotomy, operate medical and laboratory equipment. A Team Player with excellent communication skills, general knowledge of billing procedures, and medical/coding terminology. Applications available at the Administrative Office, 161 S. Main Street, Dumas. For more information, contact HR @ 870.382.3080 x 3803 or email Member of

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LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF ARKANSAS COUNTY, ARKANSAS SOUTHERN DISTRICT BANCORPSOUTH BANK PLAINTIFF VS. CASE NO. CV-2013-016 PAUL DANIEL (DANNY) ROUSH and SHONDA KAI CRUZ f/k/a SHONDA KAI ROUSH DEFENDANTS NOTICE OF COMMISSIONER’S SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that in pursuance of the authority and directions in the Judgment and Decree of Foreclosure (“Decree”) entered on the 11th day of September, 2013, in the above styled action, the undersigned, as Commissioner of said Court, will offer for sale at public venue to the highest bidder, at the front steps of the Arkansas County Courthouse, Southern Division, located at 101 Court Square #6, DeWitt, Arkansas, on the 5th day of November, 2013, beginning at 10:00 a.m., the followingdescribed real estate, to wit: LOTS THREE (3) AND FOUR (4), REPLAT OF GREEN MEADOWS ADDITION TO THE ORIGIAL TOWN NOW CITY OF DEWITT, ARKANSAS (more commonly known as 821 West 13th Street, DeWitt, Arkansas 72042). Plat is Recorded in Plat Book A, Page 28, of the Records of the Southern District of Arkansas County, Arkansas. TERMS OF SALE: The sale is “AS IS WHERE IS” without any warranty whatsoever. The purchaser will be required to pay ten percent (10%) of the successful bid in cash, non-refundable, before 3:00 p.m. on the day of the sale and post a security deposit or make such other arrangements as may be acceptable to BancorpSouth Bank. Such bid shall accrue interest at the lawful rate from date of sale until paid in accordance with the Decree and Arkansas law, with a lien being retained on the property and improvements to secure payment of the purchase amount. Given under my hand this 11th day of October, 2013. SARAH MERCHANTCommissioner Adv. 43-1tfc

FREE Diabetes education classes for people living with Diabetes or Pre-Diabetes. Class topics will include: eating well, managing diabetes, preventing complications, physical activity, and medications. Daytime classes will be held at Phillips Community College in the Community Room at 1210 Rice Belt Avenue, in DeWitt, AR from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm on the following Tuesdays: November 5th, November 19th, November 26th, and December 3rd, 2013. Classes are led by a local registered dietician. For more information, contact Shannon at 870-382-3080, ext. 3804.

LEGAL NOTICE Posted to Public – October 17, 2013 NOTICE OF WORK SESSION BOARD OF DIRECTORS Notice is herby given that the Board of Directors of the DeWitt School District will meet in a work session on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. at the Five Oaks Lodge located at 1895 Highway 152 Humphrey, AR. The subjects to be discussed are found on the attached agenda below. This meeting is a working/training session and NO actions will be taken on any item. Proposed agenda 1. Open Discussion/Miscellaneous items 2. Vision and Goals Review 3. Technology/STEM Initiatives 4. Facilities Review 5. Finance This Notice was provided to all news media and an original copy was posted at the entrance of the School District Administration building on said date. Dr. Lynne Dardenne, Superintendant Adv. 43-1tfc

LEGAL NOTICE TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF DEFAULT AND INTENTION TO SELL YOU MAY LOSE YOUR PROPERTY IF YOU DO NOT TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION. IF YOUR PROPERTY IS SOLD, YOU WILL REMAIN LIABLE FOR ANY DEFICIENCY WHICH THEN EXISTS AND AN ACTION FOR COLLECTION MAY BE BROUGHT AGAINST YOU. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR SUCH PURPOSE. This Instrument Prepared by: WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C. 1521 Merrill Drive, Suite D-220 Little Rock, Arkansas 72211 (501) 219-9388 WHEREAS, on February 29, 2008, Susan Deshea Russell and Thomas B. Russell, II executed a deed of trust conveying certain property therein described to Netco Title, as Trustee, in favor of Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Franklin American Mortgage Company, its successors and assigns; and WHEREAS, said deed of trust was duly recorded March 7, 2008, at Book 2008, Page 1212 in the real estate records of Arkansas County, Arkansas; and WHEREAS, default has occurred in the payment of said indebtedness and the same is now, therefore, wholly due, and the holder of the debt has requested the undersigned to sell the property to satisfy said indebtedness, the party initiating this action is JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, Attn: Correspondence Mail, Mail Code LA4-555/700 Kansas Lane, Monroe, LA 71203, (866)550-5705; WHEREAS, the mortgagee or beneficiary has provided the undersigned a copy of the letter required to be sent to Susan Deshea Russell and Thomas B. Russell, II by Act 885 of 2011; and WHEREAS, there may be tenants that claim an interest in the real property herein based upon said tenancy. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been declared due and payable, and that an agent of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., as Trustee, by virtue of the power, duty, and authority vested in and imposed upon said Trustee will, on November 6, 2013, at or about 3:00 P.M. at the Arkansas County Courthouse in DeWitt, Arkansas, offer for sale certain property hereinafter described to the highest bidder for cash, free from the statutory right of redemption, homestead, dower, and all other exemptions which are expressly waived in the deed of trust, said property being real estate situated in Arkansas County, Arkansas, and being more particularly described as follows: A certain 19.779 acres tract of land located in the West Half of the Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 21, Township 04 South, Range 02 West in the Southern District of Arkansas County, Arkansas, this tract being previously described in Deed Book S-11, Page 208, being more particularly described as follows and as shown on D and B Mapping and Surveying plat number 332; beginning at a 1/2 inch iron rod set for the Northwest Comer of the said Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter; thence South 89 degrees 12 minutes East 670.3 feet along the North line of the said Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter to a 1/2 inch iron rod set for the Northeast Comer of the said West Half of the

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Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter; thence South 01 degrees 01 minutes West 1284.3 feet along the East line of the said West Half of the Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter to a 1/2 iron rod set on the North right of way of Arkansas Highway 152; thence North 89 degrees 12 minutes West 670.8 feet along said Right of Way to a 1/2 inch Iron Rod set on the West line of the said Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter; thence North 01 degrees 02 minutes East 1285.5 feet to the Point of Beginning, this tract being subject to all easements of record. More commonly known as: 5948 Highway 153, De Witt, Arkansas 72042 UNLIKE JUDICIAL FORECLOSURE SALES, THIS STATUTORY FORECLOSURE SALE WILL BE HELD AT THE FRONT DOOR OF THE Arkansas County Courthouse OR, IF THERE IS NO AREA COMMONLY KNOWN AS THE FRONT DOOR, THEN THE SALE WILL BE HELD AT THE PLACE AT SAID VENUE WHERE FORECLOSURE SALES ARE CUSTOMARILY ADVERTISED AND CONDUCTED. This sale is subject to all matters shown on any applicable recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements, or setback lines that may be applicable; any statutory rights of redemption of any governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose. The sale held pursuant to this Notice may be rescinded at the Trustee’s option at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day, time and place certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth above. THE SALE OF THIS PROPERTY WILL BE AUCTIONED WITH RESERVE. THE TERMS OF SALE ARE CASH THE DAY OF SALE. W&A No. 355-232179 WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C. 1521 Merrill Drive, Suite D-220 Little Rock, Arkansas 72211 (501) 219-9388 Courtney Miller (2008263) FHA No. 031-3518378-703 DNoticeofDefaultTrusteeAR_kbenson_130827_ 927 For more information regarding this foreclosure sale, visit WWW.MYFIR.COM, or for general information call 501-224-5239 Adv. 41-4tfc

LEGAL NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF ARKANSAS COUNTY, ARKANSAS SOUTHERN DISTRICT, PROBATE DIVISION IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF ROBERT DALE SMITH, Deceased NO. PR-201341-SD NOTICE Last known address: 71 Jim E. Loop, Tichnor, AR 72166 Date of Death: July 1, 2013 The undersigned was appointed Administrator of the estate of the above decedent on the 5th day of September 2013. All persons having claims against the estate must exhibit them, duly verified, to the undersigned within six (6) months from the date of the first publication of this notice, or they shall be forever barred and precluded from any benefit in the estate. This notice first published on the 17th day of October 2013. Lesa Smith, Administrator 71 Jim E. Loop Tichnor, AR 72166 Lyndsay Carter Attorney for Estate P.O. Box 365 Stuttgart, AR 72160 (870) 673-1162 Adv. 42-1tfc

Pet Talk: Pet Vaccinations

Vaccinations are a critical component to the preventive care of your companion animal. Your health, as well as your pet’s, depends on it. While this may seem like common knowledge to some, the topic of pet vaccination can be quite controversial, making it a hot topic in veterinary medicine today. Most veterinary professionals agree that vaccinating your pets is the best way to protect them from various life threatening illnesses. “Controversy about vaccinating your pet is usually centered around misinformation or the false concept in humans that suggest vaccinations cause autism,” said Dr. Bethany Schilling, Clinical Instructor at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Choosing vaccinations specific to your animal’s health and lifestyle should be an informed decision made between you and your veterinarian. Many pet owners believe that the possible dangers of pet vaccinations outweigh the positive aspects. One risk that worries pet owners is the chance that their pet will have a negative reaction from the vaccination. While this is a viable concern, Schilling and many other veterinarians agree that this occurrence is rare. “Vaccine reactions are usually non-life threatening, are easily treated, and can typically be prevented in the future,” said Schilling. “Reactions in dogs are typically swelling of the face or hives, and reactions in cats are typically vomiting or diarrhea.” Vaccines do not guarantee that your pet will not become sick, just like a human getting the flu vaccine can still catch the flu, but it will likely minimize the seriousness of illness in your pet. Vaccines help build up your pets’ immune system so that their chances of becoming ill when exposed to disease are much lower. They can prevent many upper respiratory diseases in cats such as herpes, calicivirus, and panleukemia, as well as feline leukemia and rabies. There are vaccines to prevent various diseases, such as parvovirus, leptospirosis, Lyme disease, Bordetella, and rabies, in dogs as well.

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Biofuel Project Can Boost Delta Economy â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Farm to Fuelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Will Use Natural Resources to Bring New Jobs to the Arkansas Delta

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The mini-biorefinery, operated by local entrepreneur Johnny Davis, will utilize a technology developed by Springboard Diesel to produce small batches of biofuel with annual capacity of 80,000 gallons per year.  As demand increases, DeWitt will obtain a larger micro-biorefinery designed by Dr. Srikant Gir and developed at the Marion Berry Renewable Energy Research Center at Mid-South Community College.  It will have a production capacity of 200,000 to 1 million gallons per year.  Once DeWitt has outgrown the mini-biorefinery, alt.Consulting will move it to develop the next Community of Innovation.  Community leaders in DeWitt saw the opportunity in developing a biofuel resource and became the first Community of Innovation to begin producing biodiesel.  The fuel will utilize feedstocks from an energy crop grown in the Delta called Camelina and waste vegetable oil. Once processed into ASTM standard biodiesel, it will be sold locally to power municipal trucks and equipment, school buses, farm vehicles and other private vehicles.  Any excess fuel will be sold to fuel blenders in Arkansas and Memphis. And, because of no transportation costs and ready availability, the locally-produced biodiesel will be price competitive in Delta communities with petroleum products while creating jobs and business opportunities locally.  According to data developed by analysts at alt.Consulting, the projected economic impact of the project in DeWitt will generate over $2 million per year in new economic activity once the micro-refinery is operating at capacity and producing 1 million gallons of fuel per year.  This impact is expected to be realized within just 2 years of implementation. alt.Consulting seeks to replicate this model in as many Delta communities as are interested in participating. After researchers at Arkansas State University (ASU) and Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas (PCCUA) tested Camelina, they joined with alt.Consulting to recruit growers across the region and ensured these growers that there will be a buyer for the new, alternative crop.   According to researchers at ASU and PCCUA, Camelina fits into the planting and harvesting seasons of traditional Delta crops so it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t compete with existing food production.  Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s planted in October or November, and after a short growing season of only 85-100 days, Camelina is harvested in early May, allowing farmers to plant soybeans at the optimum time. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The City of Dewitt is excited to be the first community in the Delta to utilize this technology, and we look forward to the day when we have enough feedstock to enable the introduction of the micro-biorefinery and we get to pass the mini-biorefinery on to the next

town,â&#x20AC;? said Dewitt Mayor Ralph Relyea. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Farm to Fuel is a smart investment for our city and an innovative way to make the most of the natural resources that the Delta provides its people.â&#x20AC;? As the Farm to Fuel project matures, rural communities across the region will have the capacity to generate, utilize, and market millions of gallons of biodiesel produced from local energy crop feedstocks grown and harvested just miles away. Current sponsors of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Farm to Fuelâ&#x20AC;? event include Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas, Farmers & Merchants Bank of DeWitt, Arkansas Farm Bureau, and Southern Ag of DeWitt.  The October 29 event begins with a press conference and mini-biorefinery tour at 10:00 a.m. and continues through the day.  The Agenda for Farm to Fuel is as follows: 10:00 a.m. Press Conference & Mini-Biorefinery Tour 523 S. Jefferson Street DeWitt, AR  72042 Participants will be introduced to the Farm to Fuel project and meet the key partners for project implementation.  Participants will also be the first to see the biofuel technology by rotating through demonstration stations featuring Camelina crushing with a mobile crush unit, a refining station with waste vegetable oil, and Camelina oil being run through the refinery. 11:00 a.m. Farm to Fuel Value Chain Panel Discussion Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas 1210 Rice Belt Avenue DeWitt, AR  72042 During this portion of the event, participants will learn more specifically about the Farm to Fuel project and the value chain model supporting its implementation.  Participants will be the first to see a Farm to Fuel documentary video produced about the process in the first Community of Innovation, DeWitt.  And participants will learn how this model can be replicated in other communities across the Delta region. 12:00 p.m. Lunch featuring Keynote Speaker Chris Masingill, Delta Regional Authority Chairman Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas1210 Rice Belt Avenue DeWitt, AR  72042 Participants will enjoy a lunch buffet catered primarily by local food entrepreneurs, with coordination by 5-Oaks Catering.  Chairman Masingill will deliver remarks on bioenergy and the potential economic impact on communities like DeWitt 1:30 p.m. Camelina Growersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Workshop Presented by Arkansas State University Faculty 

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Improving Rural Livelihoods through the WealthWorks Approach Presented by Deb Markley, Center for Rural Entrepreneurship and Barbara Wyckoff, Dynamica Consulting HOW TO PARTICIPATE: For event information or to RSVP, please contact: or 501-537-0190 Members of the media: Please contact Shelly Baron at (501) 537-0190 or for information on media credentials. Arkansas Advanced Energy Association is a business group dedicated to growing Arkansasâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s economy by expanding our energy workforce and manufacturing base through the increased development, manufacture, and utilization of advanced energy technologies. The Arkansas Advanced Energy Foundation is the educational affiliate of the AAEA.  The Foundation promotes greater public understanding of advanced energy in Arkansas through research, public education programs and economic and workforce development. The Foundation is dedicated to informing the energy policy debate with well-researched, fact-based data on the advanced energy economy in Arkansas and by providing a public forum where state leaders can address Arkansasâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s energy challenges for the future. alt.Consulting is a non-profit organization with a unique approach to delivering small business services. Since opening the first office in 1998 in the Delta, alt.Consulting has helped thousands of small businesses grow, offer jobs, and create new wealth in their communities. Today, alt.Consulting is also a Community Development Financial Institution making working capital loans up to $50,000 to small businesses throughout the Delta. Report Shows Global Economic Impacts of Advanced Energy   A report released in January 2013 by Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) shows that advanced energy was a $1.1 trillion global market in 2011, larger than pharmaceutical manufacturing worldwide. Read the full report here:  Follow Arkansas Advanced Energy on Twitter @ ArkAdvEnergy and like â&#x20AC;&#x153;Arkansas Advanced Energy Associationâ&#x20AC;? on Facebook.   Follow the Farm to Fuel work and alt.Consulting on our website and blog at, on Twitter @altConsultants and like â&#x20AC;&#x153;altConsultingâ&#x20AC;? on Facebook.

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Saturday, November 2, 2013 Buckshot Lodge

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Silent Auction/Social Hour Dinner Live Auction The Stone Pony Band

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COMMUNITY NEWS DeWitt Senior Center Has Halloween Fun

PCCUA Instructors Speak to Dana’s House Students About Operation Christmas Child

Gladys Carr was dressed and shackled as an inmate while Joan Snell was dressed as Annie Oakley, Johnny Sue Davis as Dolly Parton and Prentice Davis was John Travolta from Saturday Night Fever.

PCCUA DeWitt Campus instructors, Crystal Simpson and Joyce Hargrove, talk to Dana’s House students about Operation Christmas Child. A group of volunteers from PCCUA work with Dana’s House high school students monthly on various topics.

Leaverdia Moore, Department of Human Services Youth Transition Specialist, fills Operation Christmas Child boxes along with Dana’s House students. Theses shoeboxes of goodies will be sent to youngsters worldwide.

Mickey Eason was Jason while Gloria Eason was his victim.

There is always fun at the Senior Center in DeWitt. This month’s dance was

Halloween themed and many people had fun dressing up.

New at Tommy’s New Initial Letters at Tommy’s! Baby Registry Kierston & Brett Cummings Bridgett & Clint Nordberg Tara & Jason Burke Brooklyn & Richard Carter Congratulations to Mandy & Brandon Cotten on the birth of your baby!

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