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(USPS 088-820) Vol. 131, Number 6 DeWitt, AR 72042 • 16 Pages • 2 Section • 75 cents

PCCUA in DeWitt was alive with music and fun activities on February 9, 2013. See Page 1B

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Sunday, Feb. 24th, 11-1:30, DeWitt High School Cafeteria. $10 per person. Dine in, carry out, and drive-thru. Get tickets from any high school softball or baseball player or at Young Insurance.


The DeWitt Athletic Booster Club will honor the senior basketball players and cheerleaders on Friday, Feb. 15 between the Sr. girls and Sr. boys games. Games start at 5 p.m.


Pastor Gary Russell and the church family invites everyone to the Black History Program at Mt. Calvary in Gillet at 3 p.m. Feb 17. Speaker will be Pastor Blackmon from New Light in Portland, AR. An old time meal will be served.


A Black History Program will be held at Greater St. John Church, Sunday, February 17, 2013. Time: 11:30 a.m. Everyone is invited. Bro. James Woods – President. Rev. Robert Vanderbilt – pastor.


St. Olive Missionary Baptist Church is presenting a Black Heritage Program; Feb. 17 at 2:30 p.m. All churches and choirs are invited. Dinner will be served.

 Carter’s Building Supply has a long history of customer

service in DeWitt. A grand opening for the new location is scheduled to be held this Friday. BY VALENYA FRANKS EDITOR

For many decades, Carter’s Building Supply has been a thriving business in DeWitt. J.C. and Jodine Carter started the business in 1956, mostly selling paint. Their first customer was Gwen Alter, and the business continued to grow from there. The original business was located at 8207 S. Roy with an add-on built in the mid-60’s. The store facing Second Street wasn’t built until 1970, and it

would serve the business for close to 43 years. In 1968, Carter’s Building Supply went into the concrete business, but they sold it in 1973. They bought it back in 1985 but eventually sold the concrete business to Pierce and Company of Stuttgart in 2012. In 2010, they started the roof truss business. Eddie Carter, second generation owner, wanted to expand the business. He chose the new location because there was more room and better access for the customers. Along with it’s new location, Carter’s Building Supply

offers a lot of new items. There’s now more hardware available. The store has added a house ware sections and a lawn and garden section as well as a new paint brand. Eddie’s son, Clay, will be the third generation Carter to join the family business. Along with the family, Carter’s has a lot of good and loyal employees. Larry Simpson has been with the business for twenty-two years. The grand opening for Carter’s new building will be Friday, February 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. starting with the ribbon cutting. “We appreciate the business and customers. We couldn’t have done this without them.� Eddie Carter said.


Dr. Ralph Maxwell is the new family physician at the Ferguson Rural Health Clinic. He and his wife, Rhonda, moved to town January 8, and he looks forward to helping the people of DeWitt. “I like the community,� he states. “The town and people are very nice. DeWitt appears to be a very pleasant place to live.� Dr. Maxwell was born and raised in Warren, AR. He studied at the University of Arkansas in Monticello, followed by the University of Health Science in Kansas City, MO. He completed his internship at Mt. Clemons General Hospital in Detroit, MI. He practiced in Monticello, AR, from 1983-2004. He then worked in a ministry in Idaho for two years. Returning to Arkansas in 2007, Dr. Maxwell worked in the Community Health Systems Hospital Corp in Fayetteville for five years. For the past year, he has worked in Dumas with Dr. Chambers. Dr. Maxwell came to DeWitt be-

Dr. Ralph Maxwell and wife, Rhonda, are welcomed at the Ferguson Rural Health Clinic.

cause it seemed like a town similar to where he grew up, and it looked like there was a need for family physician. His wife, Rhonda, is a RN, but now she mostly takes care of their children and grandchildren. The couple

has three children and two grandchildren. Those of us at the DeWitt EraEnterprise would like to welcome Dr. Maxwell and his wife to DeWitt. We hope they enjoy their time here.

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LOCAL NEWS EWITT POLICE REPORT February 1, 2013 Sgt. Greg Miller was at the DeWitt Police Dept. when a call came in from a lady stating that she had been in an accident in Circle N parking lot, but she couldn’t stay. Sgt. Miller went to Circle N and checked the vehicle the lady had stated she hit, and there was no damage to the driver’s side rear. The lady gave no contact information to call her back and no way to get a hold of the owner of the other vehicle. On February 4, 2013, a man called stating that his truck was hit in Circle N parking lot on Friday, February 1, 2013. Sgt. Miller gathered all the man’s information and contacted the lady’s family that hit the vehicle and gathered all her information since she was out of town. February 4, 2013 Officer Toby Smith was dispatched to West Second Street where a man was walking down the middle of the street. Officer Smith stated that he noticed a white male staggering in the middle of the east bound lane at the

intersection of South Tyler and West Second streets. As the officer made contact with the man, he asked for his identification and could smell a strong odor of intoxicants coming from his person. The man started to locate his identification and nearly fell over. The officer had to grab his shirt to keep him from falling to the ground. The man was, placed under arrest at this time, and was having trouble walking to the officers patrol car and fell into the back seat. He was transported to the Arkansas County Detention Center for public intoxication. February 7, 2013 Officer Bazarow was dispatched to the DeWitt City Park for an accident. Upon arrival Officer Bazarow spoke to a man who stated he was backing out of his parking spot and hit a parked vehicle. Damage to the man’s car was on the rear bumper, driver’s side fender, and driver’s side taillight. Damage to the parked vehicle was on the rear bumper, trunk, and taillight. Pictures were taken of the damage.

Pesticide Applicator Training – February 20 The final Pesticide Applicator Training in Arkansas County will be held on Wednesday, February 20, 2013. The training will be held in the Community Room of Phillips Community College, DeWitt campus beginning at 9:00 a.m. Any farmer needing certification for their 2013 restricted-use pesticide license should make plans to attend. Most producers who need re-certification are notified by letter from the State Plant Board. Because of funding reductions by the EPA for the pesticide applicator training program, the Cooperative Extension Service must charge private applicators for certification training. The fee is $10 per person, payable at the door. This certification registration fee is in addition to the price you pay the Arkansas State Plant Board for your license. Please remember that in most cases you will need the training only once every 5 years. This meeting is open to all eligible persons without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, 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 (or other appropriate office) as soon as possible prior to the activity. For additional information on these meetings, contact the Arkansas County Extension Service at 870-9463231 or 870-673-2346, or email:

Piggly Wiggly Ribbon Cutting

Chamber members, friends, and employees gather at the ribbon cutting for Piggly Wiggly’s grand opening after the renovations. From left: Kirk Vansandt, F&M Banks Senior VP, Kevin Stanford, Piggly Wiggly’s meat supervisor, Tiila Relyea, Sandra Smith, Piggly Wiggly deli manager, Margaret Hopkins, Piggly Wiggly deli, Shane Riley, Piggly Wiggly grocery supervisor, John Watkins, grocery, Dan Ouellette, Piggly Wiggly store manager, Mary Henderson, Piggly Wiggly produce manager, Harley Cummings, Piggly Wiggly meat department, Mayor Ralph Relyea, David Etheridge, Piggly Wiggly produce supervisor, Dave Edmiston, Piggly Wiggly assistant manger, Demetrie Johnson, Piggly Wiggly deli, Rita Manis, SCAN coordinator, Jade Bradford, Piggly Wiggly deli, Donna Bozarth, Piggly Wiggly office manager, Pam Castanedsa, AR CO Bank assitant VP, David Bussey, AR CO Bank VP, Warren Jennings, JR., AR CO Bank President, and Brad Chambless F&M Senior VP.


CALENDAR OF EVENTS The Arkansas County Community Calendar is a compilation of events coming up in Arkansas County in the near future. Persons wishing to publicize an event in the calendar — 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. February 7 – Rice Production Meeting, 8:00 a.m. at Rice Research & Extension Center. March 1 – DeLuce Prairie Union UMC Chicken Noodle Supper, 5-7p.m. 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 Thurday of each

month at 7:30 p.m. at DeWitt City Hall. • DeWitt/Arkansas County Housing Authority Board of Commissioners meets the third Monday of each month at 10 a.m. • DeWitt City Council meets the second Monday of each month at 6 p.m. • DeWitt Municipal Waterworks meets the second Monday of each month at 3 p.m. at the water office. • DeWitt School Board meets the second Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the district office. • Gillett City Council meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. (November-March) or 7 :30 p.m. (April-October). • St. Charles City Council meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the St. Charles Museum. • St. Charles Zoning Commission meets at 7 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at the St. Charles Fire Department. • The St. Charles Volunteer Fire Department meets the first Monday of every month at 7 p.m. at the fire station at 610 Broadway. • The St. Charles Fire

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Department Auxiliary meets the second Monday of every month at 7 p.m. at the fire station at 610 Broadway. Club Meetings • American Legion and Auxiliary meets the first Thursday of each month at Camp Doughboy at 6:30 p.m. • Arkansas County Diabetic Support Group meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. in the Arkansas County Bank Community Room. • Caring and Sharing Food Pantry is open the second and fourth Tuesday and Thursday of each month from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Court Square in DeWitt. • Delta Medicine Assist Program will be open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at Baptist Medical Health Clinic in Stuttgart. • DeWitt Alcoholics Anonymous meets every Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the DeWitt City Hall courtroom. Use the east door. • DeWitt Athletic Booster Club meets the first Monday of each month in the DeWitt High School library at 5:30 p.m. • DeWitt Band Parents Association meets the third Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. in the DeWitt High School band room. • DeWitt Chamber of Commerce meets the third Thursday of each month at noon at a location to be announced. • The DeWitt Community Book Club meets the second Monday of each month at PCCUA DeWitt campus

at 5:30 p.m. Anyone who is interested in reading a variety of fiction and nonfiction and discussing books with other readers is welcome to attend. • DeWitt Hospital Auxiliary meets the second Tuesday of each month at noon at PCCDeWitt. • DeWitt Lions Club meets every Tuesday at noon at The Catfish Shack. • DeWitt Rotary Club meets every Wednesday at noon at The Catfish Shack. • 40 et 8 meets the first Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. at Doughboy. • The Gillett Civic Group meets the second Thursday of each month in the community room at the Planters and Merchants Bank. • Grand Prairie Charitable Christian Medical Clinic is held the second Tuesday of each month, 6 p.m., at 115 N. Adams in DeWitt. • The Grand Prairie Historical Society meets the third Thursday in Jan., April, July and October. • The Grand Prairie Quilt Society meets the second Wednesday of each month at 9:30 a.m. at the Stuttgart Public Library. • The Grand Prairie Ruritan Club meets the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at The Willows Restaurant. • Kingdom Outreach Women’s Group meets every Thursday at 6 p.m. in the Changing Lives Ministries building at the corner of Madison and Gibson streets.

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Obituaries William Ringo William “Billy” Earl Ringo, 73 of Dumas, Arkansas, died February 8, 2013. He was born on December 2, 1938, at Dark Corner, Arkansas the son of the late, John and Donna Ringo.  Billy was a member of First Baptist Church, Gould; he served as a Deacon for 20 years, Sunday School Director and was very active in the church.  He retired from Jones Equipment in Grady where he was parts manager for 25 years; he also served in the United States Navy.  Billy loved his children and grandchildren. He enjoyed turkey hunting and was a member of National Wildlife Turkey Federation.  Billy was a member of the Harmony Baptist Association Disaster Relief Team from its inception. Survivors are his wife, Sherry Ringo of Dumas, Arkansas a son Steven Ringo of Gillett, Arkansas and two daughters, Beverly Cook of Star City, Arkansas and Debbie Williams of Pine Bluff, Arkansas and a sister, Jane White of Star City, Arkansas, six grandchildren and one great grandchild. Visitation held on Wednesday February 13, from 1-2 pm at the First Baptist Church in Gould with memorial service following at 2pm, with Rev. Gary Ralls officiating.  Memorials in memory of Billy may be made to First Baptist Church Gould, Arkansas or to Dark Corner Cemetery Association, Gould, Arkansas.   Griffin Funeral Home Dumas in charge of arrangements.

Mildred Milliken Mildred Rena Wittenauer Milliken, age 90, of DeWitt passed away February 6, 2013. She was born February 16, 1922, to the late John Earl and Estella May Kinder Wittenauer.  She was preceded in death by her husband, George Raymond Milliken, whom she married on July 3, 1938.  Her two sons, Don Earl Milliken and John Dale Milliken, and one grandchild, Nathan Kyle Milliken also preceded her in death.  Mildred was an active member of her community.  In 1941, she joined and became a member of Bayou Meto United Methodist Church and served in the United Methodist Women’s organization.  Mildred had a strong patriot spirit and was an active member of the Grand Prairie Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution.  She served many years in both the Bayou Meto and Point Deluce Extension Homemakers.  Mildred enjoyed researching her family history and sharing her genealogical knowledge.  She was a member of the Grand Prairie Historical Society.  She was a Friend of the Arkansas Post Museum and a volunteer at Arkansas Post National Memorial.      Mildred is survived by her sister, Dana Wittenauer Galvin of Little Rock; two daughtersin-law, Gail Hargrove Milliken and Nan Bell Milliken; seven grandchildren, Kevin Milliken (Mikki), Dawn Watkins (James), Don Keith Milliken (Jamie), Donna Gail Milliken, Gena Jennings (Warren), Dena Carole Milliken, and Misty Kay Vega (Juan); and many great grandchildren.      Funeral services were 10 a.m. Saturday, February 9, 2013, at Bayou Meto United Methodist Church with burial in Bayou Meto Cemetery by Essex Funeral Home.  The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to Bayou Meto United Methodist Church, c/o Sue Berry, 1492 Hwy 276, DeWitt, AR 72042 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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Public Service Announcement  A Reminder To The Citizens Of Dewitt Every driver who transports a child under the age of fifteen (15) years old in a passenger automobile, van, or pickup truck, other than the one (1) operated for hire, which is registered in this or any other state, shall provide while the motor vehicle is in motion and operated on a public road, street, or highway of this state for the protection of the child by properly placing, maintaining, and securing the child in a child passenger restraint system properly secured to the vehicle and meeting applicable federal motor vehicle safety standards set in effect January 1, 1995. A child who is less than six (6) years of age and who weighs less than sixty pounds (60 lbs) shall be restrained in a child passenger safety seat properly secured to the vehicle. If a child is at least six (6) years of age or at least sixty pounds (60 lbs.) in weight, a safety belt properly secured to the vehicle shall be sufficient to meet the requirements of this section. Each driver and front seat passenger in any motor vehicle operated on a street or highway in this state shall wear a properly adjusted and fastened seat belt properly secured to the vehicle. This does not apply to the following: Passenger automobiles manufactured before July 1, 1968, and all other motor vehicles manufactured before

January 1, 1972. Passengers and drivers with a physical disability that contraindicates the use of a seat belt, and which condition is certified by a physician who states the nature of the disability as well as the reason the use of the seat belt is inappropriate; Children who require protection and are properly restrained under the Child Passenger Protection Act, 27-34-101 et seq.; and Drivers who are rural letter carriers of the United States Postal Service while performing

their duties as rural letter carriers. Each driver or passenger who is seated in a wheelchair in a motor vehicle shall wear a properly adjusted and fastened seat belt properly secured to the wheelchair and have the wheelchair properly secured in the motor vehicle. We have been monitoring traffic for several weeks counting the number of people in violation of these two traffic laws. The number of people in violation are so that high we will soon initiate

zero tolerance in an effort to promote the safety of our citizens. These are both primary laws, which means you may be stopped and cited for these offenses without committing any other offense. Remember, your child has no choice in your driving habits. They are passengers in your car and have no control over their own safety. Please teach your children to be safe. Chief Jim Tucker DeWitt Police Department

DWI Education Class The Quapaw House Inc. is holding a Drug and Alcohol Safety Education (DWI) class and the MADD Victim Impact Class for both minors and adults who have been ordered by the court (and law) to take the class. It will be held in the Stuttgart District Court Room, 304 S Maple in Stuttgart. This class will be Friday, March 1st and Friday, March 8th. Class times will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. You must call the Quapaw House Inc. by Feb. 27 to sign up. Also, you will have to mail or bring in (on the first day) a $150 money order with your ID. Space is limited. First come first serve. Make sure that you are in class on time! Contact at: Quapaw House Inc. 870541-9200, P.O. Box 2474 Pine Bluff, AR 71613

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El Paso Spanish for “The Pass” By Josh Rieves Spanish explorers were able to easily cross the Rio Grand there, hence the name. On the other side sits Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico. That is where Johnny Cash said Willie Lee was busted, but I disagree. These two cities in full view of one another present quite a dichotomy in the relation between gun restrictions and gun violence. El Paso gun laws are among the least restrictive in the U.S, but the city was just named among the safest in the country despite the fact that in Juarez their neighbours live in one of the most dangerous cities in Mexico. The difference? Juarez, like all Mexico, has laws that restrict citizens from owning most weapons. The criminals boldly do as they please, knowing they will face no resistance from the unarmed people. This same scenario plays out across America in cities like Chicago, Camden and Washington D.C. Criminals in the rest of the United States are jealous and can’t wait until we have Mexico and Chicago laws nationwide. All this I learned watching NRA news Cam and Companion Sportsman Channel at 4:00 everyday. The mainstream news media will only give you what they want you to hear, not the facts. While on the subject, I keep hearing people asking “Who would ever need an AR-15 or AK- 47 or a 30-round magazine”? First of all, our Creator gives us our undeniable rights. We don’t have a bill of needs, do we? The Bill of Rights clearly protects us from the federal government. Without the Second Amendment, the First is tentative at best. Secondly, I recommend anyone who may be a female, or elderly or disabled to consider how to have an advantage over an attacker. The modern sporting rifle is the most popular rifle in America for good reason. Even though it’s black and looks mean, it’s just a gun and has never hurt anyone by itself. It is much easier to fire accurately than a handgun, which is very important during a home invasion. This article may make some uncomfortable, but we can no longer pretend terrible things can’t happen to us. We are

the first responders, and hopefully we are ready. The police are whom we call in for back up. Ask the lady from Gerogia with the twins. Someone broke in. She hid upstairs with her kids, but the intruder came in after her anyway. She shot six times, hitting the man five times and emptying her revolver. The man then decided to leave, got in his car and drove away. What if there had been two men, or three or four? Remember that evil AR-15 and its notorious 30–round magazine? I’m no expert, but that’s the exact gun I would get if I were her. The Second Amendment has nothing to do with hunting. Our gun rights have been restricted too much. “Gun Free Zones” are the target of every mass shooting. Again, no opposition for the killer. The “Gun Free Zone” sign is a joke. This never stops a killer intent on his actions; in fact, it’s like an invitation. Lawabiding citizens with conceal carry permits should not be punished for the crimes of others. Read Proverbs 17:26, while it is opened up, read 6:16-19. The hands that shed innocent blood are an abomination to the Lord. I hear that as a call to protect the innocent from attack. That’s why I think conceal and carry permit holders should be encouraged to carry at all times, in nearly all places, not restricted by our “gun free” victim zones. If you have a permit, you are not a criminal and should not be treated as such. This includes our schools. I believe school boards should be permitted to approve teachers and faculty who are qualified to carry a concealed weapon at school. Who else can be trusted to protect students? If it was not known by anyone except the board who has a firearm, there would not be many killers brave enough to attempt an attack. If he did, he wouldn’t know who inside was armed and willing to stop him. There are still good people in this world. We must stand up for justice. What can we do? Talk to our school board members and the sheriff. A lot of them know how you feel. Call your state and U.S. Representatives. This is very important. Many bad laws have been passed hastily. Proverbs 19:2, as citizens sit it out.


Extension Service to Conduct Farmers’ Market Thank You For Many Great Meeting February 21. Years As Your Principal Local individuals will on Thursday, February TO THE EDITOR

Dear Editor: In 1985, I became principal of Southside Elementary School. I had planned to use the position as a jumping off point to an elementary school in larger town. Little did I know how much I would like living in DeWitt and enjoy the people of south Arkansas County. It has quickly become 2013 and I have decided to retire at the end of this school year. I cannot begin to thank all the students, parents and staff who have made my years as principal so enjoyable. DeWitt is a wonderful place to live and work and has some of the most genuine and generous people that can be

found anywhere. It was my privilege to serve as your elementary principal and to watch your children and grandchildren grow and mature. No one could lead a more blessed life than I have. Many thanks to my wife, Lisa and daughter, Jessica, who always understood when I had to leave home for ballgames, to my United Methodist church family for always being there for us, and to all of you who have supported me over the years. I leave DES as an achieving school and look forward to the next principal taking DES to new heights. Sincerely, Robert Franks DES Principal

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Arkansas County 4-H held the Fashion Revue and Share The Fun Activity at Faith Baptist Church Gym on January 28.  MC’s were Lizzy Bronson and Riley Allen. Judges for the events were Linda Goodwin and Betty Ann Vansandt. In the Fashion Revue contestants modeled garments and gave a short interview detailing the cost, use, fabrics, and reasons for their choice.  Sweepstakes winners were Chloe West, Jr. and Lizzy Bronson, Sr. Others participating were Riley Allen, Jayden Allen, Rachel Goldman and Destiny West. In the Share The Fun Activity, contestants performed talent.  Sweepstakes winners were Will and Rob Phillips, Jr. and Cassie Edwards, Sr. Others participating were  Jacob Wilson, Riley Allen, Chi-Ann Watkins, Jayden Allen, Autumn Danner, Rachel Goldman, Destiny West and Jack Wilson. To learn more, contact the Cooperative Extension Service at  (870)946-3231  or  (870)673-2346. Pictured are - Front Row:    Jack Wilson, Jayden Allen, Destiny West, Autumn Danner Middle Row:  Rob Phillips, Chloe West, Rachel Goldman, Jacob Wilson, Chi Ann Watkins, Riley Allen Back Row: Lizzy Bronson, Will Phillips, Cassie Edwards


Friday, February 15 Meatballs with Gravy, Egg Noodles, Purple Hull Peas, White Bread, Fresh Fruit, Milk

Monday, February 18 President’s Day

eyed peas, Tossed Salad, Assorted Fresh Fruit

Tuesday, February 19 Breakfast Two Whole Wheat Pancakes with Syrup, Sausage Links, Fresh Fruit, Low Fat White Milk Lunch Chicken Fajitas, Lettuce/ Tomato/Salsa, Pinto Beans, Orage Wedges, Spiced Cake

Thursday, February 21 Breakfast Scramble Eggs, Whole Wheat Toast , Sausage Links, Fruit Juice, Low Fat White Milk Lunch Sub Sandwich, Whole Kernel Corn, Lettuce/Tomato/Pickle, Fresh Fruit, Whole Wheat Roll

Wednesday, February 20 Breakfast Whole Wheat Biscuits, Whole Wheat Waffles with Syrup, Sausage Patty, Fresh Orange, Low Fat White Milk Lunch Breaded Beef Strips, mashed Potatoes, Black-

Friday, February 22 Breakfast Scramble Eggs, Whole Wheat Toast , Sausage Links, Fruit Juice, Low Fat White Milk Lunch Vegetable Soup, Cheese Toast, Crackers, Tossed Salad, Chilled Pineapple

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

21, 2013. The meeting will start at 9:00 a.m. at the County Extension Office in DeWitt. Ms. Susan Phifer with the Arkansas Department of Health will explain the WIC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program for 2013. A business session will be held and 2013 Farmers’ Market officers will be elected. Guidelines for selling produce will also be discussed and updated as needed. For more information on how you can become a member of the Farmers’ Market organization or if you have questions regarding the services offered through the markets, contact the Arkansas County Extension Office at 870-9463231 or 870-673-2346; or email:

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Obituaries Ralph Daniel Eason Ralph Daniel Eason, of Stuttgart, went home peacefully February 8, 2012, surrounded by friends and family at St. Vincent Hospital in Little Rock, AR at age 82.  He married the love of his life, Zeda Mae Branstetter on January 3,  1950.        Ralph was preceded in death by his parents, John Abner Eason and Mary Melinda Watkins along with brothers: Robert Lee, Clarence Everett, Oliver Loid and Orville Harvey; sisters: John Etta, Mildred Marie, Rubye and Betty James, and grandchildren, Kondi and Karissa Rowe.        He is survived by wife, Zeda; sisters: Fannie Eason Glover, Stuttgart, Lois Eason Tolbert, Benton; children: Linda Rowe, Bismarck, Rita Chastain (Jerry Huskey), Stuttgart, Carroll (Kerry) Eason, Salisaw, OK, Sandra (Tim) Whitton, Parker, CO, Troy (Cynthia) Eason, Victoria, TX, along with 10 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and Ralph’s closest friend, Jerry Huskey from Strawberry, AR.       The visitation was held at Essex Funeral Home, DeWitt, on Monday, February 11th, 5:00 to 7:00 PM.  The going home service was held Tuesday, February 12th, 11:00 AM at Unity Missionary Baptist Church.  Ralph’s final resting place will be at Cedarcrest Memorial Gardens, DeWitt.

Weldon Moore Weldon Harris Moore, Sr., age 78, of DeWitt, died February 6, 2013.  He was born November 16, 1934, in Poplar Grove, AR, to Charles Albert and Linus Lillian Moore.  Mr. Moore was a cotton ginner and a Baptist.  He is preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Janice Pickles; grandson, Eugene Pickles; three brothers, A.B. Moore, Max Moore, and Rufus Lee Moore.   Survivors include his wife, Mary Evans Moore; children, Becky (Richard) Welch of Phenix City, AL, Martha (Butch) Ferguson of DeWitt, Sharon (Ray) Williams of West Helena, Weldon (Raye Ann) Moore, Jr., of DeWitt; brothers, R.D. Moore and Billy Moore; sisters, Marlee Helms, Arlene Mooney, Janie Ellenberg, Alice  Short, and Paulette Ravesies; thirteen grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. Visitation was 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, February 8, 2013, at Essex Funeral Home.  Funeral services were 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 9, 2013, at Essex Funeral Home.  Burial was in Cedarcrest Memorial Gardens. 

Anita Hibbard

Ruth Rounsaville

Anita Karen Winkler Hibbard, age 72, passed away Thursday, February 7, 2013, at her home in Gulfport, MS. She was born December 31, 1940, in Little Rock, Arkansas. Anita spent 23 years as a proud military wife around the world in the U.S. Coast Guard. She moved to Gulfport in 1977. She was retired from Ole South Realty and managed Northwood Mini Warehouse. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lester Winkler and Myrtle Price; her son, Robert Christopher “Chris” Hibbard; and her grandson, Hagen James Hibbard. She is survived by her loving husband of 53 years Charles M. Hibbard; sons, Charles Mitchell “Mitch” Hibbard of Long Beach, MS, James Gregory “Greg” (Elizabeth “Shea”) Hibbard of Memphis, TN; grandchildren, Britton Hibbard, Kellon Hibbard, Jack Hibbard and Ali Hibbard of Memphis, TN, Asia Roberson of McHenry, MS, Cade Hibbard of Long Beach, MS,  and Kyle Hibbard of Gulfport, MS. Visitation was Sunday, February 10, 2013, from 2-4p.m. at Riemann Family Funeral Home in Gulfport, MS.  Funeral services were held Monday, February 11 at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Burial was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens in Gulfport. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to be made to the Campground Baptist Church Building Fund, 20577 Hwy 53, Gulfport, MS.Tributes may be shared with the fam-

Ruth Rounsaville, 70, of Stuttgart, died Saturday February 9, 2013 at the Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock. Born March 17, 1942 in Bayou Meto, AR she was the daughter of the late Scott Garrison and Mary Cupples Garrison. Ruth was the granddaughter of the late William and Betty Cupples and the late William and Hallie Garrison. Ruth was educated in the Dewitt Public School System. Ruth was a member of the Hagler Baptist Church in Bayou Meto. Ruth was a homemaker who enjoyed helping others. Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, William “Pete” Rounsaville in August 2012. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Henry Garrison and her sister, Helen Nail. Ruth is survived by her sons, David Rounsaville and his wife, Carol of Mabelvale, AR and Jerry Rounsaville of Lodge Corner (Brewer Bottom), AR; her sisters, Linda Shrum on Inman, SC, Pat Griffey of Dewitt and Sharon Morgan of Bayou Meto, AR; her grandchildren, Jody Rounsaville of Bryant, AR, Abby Rounsaville of Mabelvale, AR, Hunter and Gunnar Rounsaville of Lodge Corner and Brandy Harris of Ward, AR; her great-grandchildren, Jacob and Mattison Juarez of Ward, AR; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends to cherish her memory. Funeral service was Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the First Assembly of God Church in Dewitt with Brother Michael Dumond officiating. Burial was in the Bayou Meto cemetery in Bayou Meto by Mc Kinzie Funeral Home of Dewitt. Visitation was Monday, February 11, 2013 at Hagler Baptist Church in Bayou Meto from 5-7 p.m.

Prairie Gems EHC To Sponsor Miss Arkansas County Rice The Prairie Gems Extension Homemakers discussed the importance of starting the day off with a healthy breakfast as Mary K. Ruffin conducted the educational portion of the January meeting. Ruffin pointed out the need to refuel your body after going without food all night to get the body going and performing better for a new day.

President Alta Lockley called the meeting to order with 12 members present. An inspiring devotional was given by Vickie McLain reminding everyone that even though Christmas has past, the birth of Jesus is an important part of our lives throughout the entire year. The club voted to sponsor the Miss Arkansas County Rice Contest

on April 8 at 6:00 p.m. at the Extension Office. Publicity will be sent out by Lockley and all members were encouraged to promote the activity to potential contestants. The County EHC Board Meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 20 at 1:00 p.m. for club presidents and county council officers. The State EHC Spring Board Meeting will be

conducted on March 12-13 at the 4-H Center. Anyone interested in attending should contact Ana Hollis at the Extension Office. The next meeting will be held on February 21 at 2:00 p.m. Hostesses will be Katie Young and Mary K. Ruffin. The program will be presented by Vickie McLain and Mrs. Alma Young volunteered to present the devotional.

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Steal Away to Jesus By Don Roth For fifty years from approximately 1780, a massive revival movement fired the religious zeal of the common people of all Protestant denominations, both black and white. The revival was known as the Second Awakening, and it placed religious experience before theological doctrine and introduced Pentecostal fire to the masses. Dramatic conversions, shouting in the spirit, ecstatic baptisms and spiritual healing all began to be common and corresponded to a new urgency in church music. Interspersed between the sermons were marathon sessions of congregational singing--hour after hour of evangelistic hymns and choruses. These vast gatherings in the open air would have been exhausting occasions to the present generation, but there was a distinct holiday atmosphere in the camp gatherings especially for the slaves attuned to the endless routine of back-breaking labor. The slaves often outnumbered the whites at the meetings, which offered festive relief and a chance to sing and shout. Though camp meetings were commonly interracial, segregation prevailed in the seating or standing arrangements. At a camp meeting in Pennsylvania, black singers among the seven thousand people prompted an observer to comment, “Their shouts and singing were so very boisterous that the singing of the white congregation was often drowned in the echoes and reverberations of the tumultuous strains!� Nor was it at all unusual for the camp members to carry on singing long after their white counterparts retired to bed. At half past five the next morning . . . . the hymns of the Negroes were still being heard on all sides.� (Pennsylvanians abolished slavery in 1780 except for gradual emancipation to those born after a certain date.) A highly informed observer noted African rituals at the camp meetings, subdued and suitably Christianized “but definitely African in origin.� There were circles of chanting singers half-dancing, half marching, stamping out the beats on each word of a drawn out chorus, and sometimes complementing the rhythm with hand claps or thigh claps. Thus what came to be known as Negro Spirituals was described by one as “an uneven synthesis of African chant and English hymn.� Gradually a defined body of songs emerged as the first folk music of black America. With the birth of this musical identity, original songs appeared that can’t be traced to any particular English hymn or shout. They expressed the faith of the slaves themselves who mourned the tragedy of the slave experience. The bondsman celebrated hope in hopeless circumstances, and they raised the prospect of eventual deliverance. And the new spirituals bore out of the slave’s own perceptions of divinity within bondage. Often they were tales of particular events and experiences unique to one person but common to many. For example, to escape the notice of a disapproving master, a group would silently move through the night to attend a service hosted by a missionary of Northern birth. The subtle whisper “to steal away to Jesus� later chanted softly became a watch-phrase to give notice of services held that night across the river or wherever indicated. (Source Unknown)

Well, Will You? Valentine’s Day. The mere thought or mention of it floods the mind with pictures of rose bouquets, big, fancy boxes of chocolate candy, cards with romantic poetry, teddy bears holding big, red hearts, etc. But, none of them are more precious than those days of yore in elementary school when you had a crush on that certain boy/girl and wanted to let them know on Valentine’s Day. You might have even had enough of those flimsy, paper ones to give to each classmate. But, you reserved the best one of all for that “special someone,� and it usually had the words “Will you be my Valentine?� printed on it. How you’d gushand-blush as you handed it to him/her, your hands lightly touching each other. You’d give him/her the Valentine, along with one of those small boxes of multicolored, heart-shaped Valentine candy and then you’d hightail it for the hills. But, later on in class or in the hallway or in the cafeteria, you’d try to find out his or her answer. And, hopefully, it was “Yes,� accompanied by a big smile or hug. Oh, the joys (and memories) of “Puppy Love!� As we got older, we got a bit more sophisticated in our Valentine’s greetings. We’d order a dozen or more big, red roses and have them delivered to the house. We might buy a ring or necklace or something else that our sweetheart was wanting. And, we might even make a reservation at a fancy, high-priced restaurant and go out on a date. But, the question’s still basically the same: “Will you be my Valentine?� Or, it might be replaced with a question like, “Will you marry me?� Yes, Valentine’s Day is a time to express your love to someone else—whether it be a sweetheart, spouse, parent, child or grandchild. We want them to know we’re thinking of them and love them in a way that words cannot express. Believe it or not, Jesus was God’s Valentine’s greeting to us. For so long He’d demonstrated His love for mankind in various ways, but still seemed so far-removed from everyday life. So, He sent Jesus to this earth to demonstrate what God was/is like and to show us how much He loves us.

There were no fancy cards, boxes of chocolate or bouquet of roses. Instead, He was wrapped in brown (His skin color), with black trim (His hair and eye color) and later covered in red (the blood on His back, hands, feet and head as He hung on the Cross). Later, this “Card� (Jesus) would be wrapped in white, linen cloth and tucked away in a borrowed tomb. His lifeless body reeked of death and despair but later on that same body would come back to life and, like a crumpled rose, His resurrection “Aroma� (new life) became the “Fragrance of Forever,� which is so sweet to all who place their trust in Him. Truly, as someone once sang, Jesus came “Special Delivery� from God’s own Throne Room. And, He wasn’t sent to God’s “favorite friends.� He was sent for those who’d believe and were “ungodly sinners and enemies of God from birth� (Romans 5:611). I don’t know about you, but I just can’t get my mind wrapped around such a love as this. It’s beyond my comprehension; no wonder we call it “AMAZING Grace.� But, I do know this: Even now the Heavenly Father asks each one of us every day—not just on Valentine’s Day—“Will you be mine?� The question, then, is “Will we?� Here’s hoping your answer will be a resounding “Yes!� And, the best way to show your love for Him is to give Him every part of your life. Your mind. Your talents. Your abilities. Your resources. Your future. And, once you do, don’t be surprised if you hear Him whispering one of these days to someone else, “Have you noticed _____________? He’s Mine. All Mine. And, isn’t he/she beautiful??� Glory! 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 582, Coushatta, LA 71019 or e-mail him at

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

Sunday Mornings Sunday School. . . . . . . .9:15 AM Morning Worship . . . . .10:30 AM

Bro. Dennis Ingle Pastor

Come Worship With Us!

Jason Burke Assc. Pastor/ Youth Minister

Dr. Emil Turner Interim Pastor

Perry Simpson Music

Wednesday Evenings C.I.A. Kids Program...3:30-5:15 PM

REVIVAL SERVICES FEBRUARY 17-20 Nady Church of the Nazarene 422 Nady Road, Tichnor, AR

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

Evening Worship . . . . . .6:00 PM

You Are Invited To Attend

Sunday School...................9:45 A.M.


322 W. 1st St. DeWitt, AR Sunday Evenings Adult Choir . . . . . . . . . . .4:45 PM 870-946-4361

Pastor Chad Philipp

Schedule of Services

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Dr. James H. Diehl, Evangelist Sunday, February 17, 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday - Friday Saturday 9 a.m. -- 3 p.m.

Special Music Sunday by Paul Rhodes


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EDUCATION Briggs Named To Jones Named to Dean’s List Chancellor’s List Spencer Briggs, of Gillett, earned recognition on the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Science Dean’s List at UALR. The College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Science Dean’s List is comprised of students who enrolled in 9 or more hours in the semester, earned a GPA of 3.5 or above, and did not received a D, F, NC (No Credit), or Incomplete on the semester grade report.

Kara Jones, DeWitt High School Graduate of 2012, was named on the Chancellor’s List at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro for the 2012 Fall Semester. Students name on the Chancellor’s list achieve a 3.8 to 4.0 GPA for the semester. She is the daughter of Darrell and LeeAnne Jones of Gillett.

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Round-Up, applicants must have a minimum 3.0 grade-point average through their senior year of high school and attend an accredited institute of higher learning in Arkansas on a full-time basis. High school juniors whose parents or guardians are First Electric members may apply for an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. To enter, juniors must sub-


mit an application. A select number of applicants will be interviewed. Both applications are available under the “Community” tab at and at any First Electric office. Applications are due by March 15 for the Youth Tour and by April 1 for the scholarship program. They may be mailed to Marketing and Communications Department; First Electric

Cooperative; P.O. Box 5018; Jacksonville, AR 72078. In 2012, First Electric sent Jacob deLinde of Lonsdale, Andrew Powell of Heber Springs and Madisyn Swaffar of Quitman on the Youth Tour. For additional information, contact: Tori Moss, communications coordinator 800-4897405 ext. 4566 OR tori.

DeWitt / Little Rock Students Present Research At National Conferences

PCCUA among 25 national finalists in Awards of Excellence program

Reva Humphries of DeWitt and Micah Perry of Little Rock, both students in the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, recently presented research papers at national conferences. Perry, a senior political science and modern languages double major, presented her paper at two conferences – the Southern Political Science Association (SPSA) annual conference in Orlando, FL., January 3-5, and the Georgia Political Science Association (GPSA) annual conference in Savannah, GA., November 2-10. Perry’s paper, entitled “The Double Edged Sword of Recognizing Emergent Parties Internationally: Oppositional Binaries in American Foreign Policy,” explores the consequences that develop “because of the existing realist-idealist dichotomy within American foreign policy,” according to Dr. Carol Strong, associate professor of political science who mentored both Perry and Humphries. Perry received a Student Travel Grant from the Council for Undergraduate Research (CUR), a national organization promoting excellence in undergraduate research. Humphries, a junior criminal justice and political science double major, presented at the SPSA conference in Savannah. Her paper, entitled “The Silent Screams of a Forbidden Trade: A Theoretical Exploration of the Power (or Lack Thereof) in the Sex Trade,” applies prominent theories of power to the sex trade in the United States. “The intent of this project is to find a more humanistic approach to criminal codes related to the sex trade that allows for the individual to be protected, not victimized, and thereby maintain power over the only thing possessed at birth, the body,” according to Strong. “Humphries’ intention is to work fighting human sex trafficking in the United States and thereby aid its victims in finding a better life.”

Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas (PCCUA) is among a select group of 25 finalists in the national spotlight for innovation and promising practices among two-year colleges nationwide. Sponsored by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), the newly established Awards of Excellence will be awarded annually. Winners in each of five categories will be named April 23 in San Francisco during the AACC annual convention, which draws nearly 2,000 educators, policymakers, corporate and foundation representatives each year. PCCUA was one of five colleges recognized as a finalist in the Student Success category for its reinvented approach to teaching and student engagement which have resulted in an increase in student course success and a dramatic increase in its graduation rate.



Monday, 18th President’s Day


Southern Gospel Singing February 16th at 6:30 p.m. Unity Missionary Baptist Church with 4Ever Quartet Everyone is Welcome Cost is FREE

Unity Missionary Baptist Church 4th & Harrison, DeWitt, AR (870) 946-1390

The Banks of DeWitt and Gillett will Be Closed

Persons desiring to make deposits, cash checks, or transact other business with the banks will please take notice.


Thank you to the people who offered their support and prayers during the time of illness. The Brenda Mannis Family

First Electric accepting scholarship, Youth Tour applications First Electric Cooperative is accepting applications for its scholarship program and the 2013 Electric Cooperative Youth Tour. High school seniors whose parents or guardians are First Electric members may apply for one of five $2,000 scholarships that the cooperative awards each year. To be eligible for the scholarships, which are funded through Operation

Thank You

Rocks Valentine’s Day is February 14th

Bill’s Custom Jewelry 307 W. 22nd St., Stuttgart 870-673-8767

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal. Love leaves a memory no one can steal. It has been 10 years now and your love is still here. We miss you. The Wilder Family

ARKANSAS COUNTY Courthouse Closing & Rural Trash Schedule The Courthouses in DeWitt and Stuttgart will be CLOSED Monday, February 18, 2013 in observance of

George Washington’s Birthday and Daisy Gatson Bates Day NO CHANGES IN RURAL TRASH PICKUP

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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PCCUA Mardi Gras Ball

PCCUA in DeWitt was alive with music and fun activities on February 9, 2013. With live music, from the UAM Jazz Band to the live band Midnight Parade. Many games and prizes were to be won that night. Winners include Ann Fly, who won the $100 Card Draw, High Roller winner, JoAnn Hestir, Beacoup Balls winner, Skylar Leibrock, and Carla O’Dell won $100 in Found a Baby. The Diamond Dig proved to be a lot of fun for participants, but the diamond was never found. Jeffrey McKinley’s name was later drawn and he won the diamond from Sissy’s Log Cabin valued over $1000. ABOVE LEFT - Dona Rankin and Midnight Parade perform live music for the dance floor. ABOVE RIGHT - Ronda Golden dressed as the queen of hearts walked around selling tickets for drawings and passing out beads. BELOW LEFT - Jeff and Peggy Denman enjoy the live jazz music from the UAM Jazz band in the heavy hors d-oeures room. BELOW MIDDLE- Barbara Kirkpatrick haS her fortune told by fortune teller Linda Gunnell. BELOW RIGHT - Scott and Skylar Leibrock play their hands at High Roller dice.

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HELP WANTED FARM HAND NEEDED â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Full Time Position. References needed. Send resume to: Farm Hand; P.O. Box 431; DeWitt, AR 72042. Adv. 42-tfc

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Congratulations, Travis Dickerson, on the purchase of your property! Thank you for allowing us to serve you! - Jeremy & Tina

New Listings 41 Vaughan Lane- 4 bedroom 4 bath, 2 living areas, home & garden kitchen, inground pool, 20 acres! Call today for showings and pricing. 7501 Hwy 152- 3 bedroom 2 bath, great family home, located on 3.89 acres. $145,000. 209 S. Monroe- 3 bedroom 2 bath, priced to sell Sale Pending $79,000 319 S. Tyler- 3 bedroom 2 bath mobile home on a 150x150 lot. $25,000. Lots on the corner of Harrison and 10thgreat location $12,500.

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Why Does God Allow Human Suffering?  1st in a Series: 7 Questions about the Christian Faith By Rev. Daniel R. Kirkpatrick - First United Methodist Church of DeWitt and St. Charles United Methodist Church I want to address

seven questions about the Christian faith beginning with the Problem of Pain: â&#x20AC;&#x153;If God is all powerful and all loving, why does God allow human suffering? Either God is not all powerful, or

Oak Hills Country Club is now accepting applications for

Groundskeeper for the 2013 year. Please send resumes to Oak Hills Country Club P.O. Box 574 No phone calls please.

Dietary Position Available Full-time, Experience Helpful Apply in person No phone calls please.

Retirement Inn 1325 Liberty Dr., DeWitt, AR 72042

DeWitt Hospital & Nursing Home 1641 S. Whitehead Drive, DeWitt, AR 72042 DHNH is an Equal Opportunity Employer

DEWITT NURSING HOME is currently seeking RNs, LPNs & CNAs Sign on Bonuses Available New CNA Payscale Contact: Janice Vaughn or Dana Adams 870-946-3571 ext. 2251 & 2253

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not all loving, or either.â&#x20AC;? Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s world IS beautiful and awe-inspiring. But mixed in with wonder is â&#x20AC;&#x153;the problem of human suffering.â&#x20AC;? In a strict theological sense, all suffering is evil. Evil carries with it moral overtones and relates to sin. The poet Keats called human suffering â&#x20AC;&#x153;the giant agony of the world.â&#x20AC;? People who believe in Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s goodness and love puzzle over such things as floods, earthquakes, cancer, and famine. In the story of Gideon in the Judges 6:13, the Israelitesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s enemies loot their harvest. Their helplessness is seen when Gideon is forced to thresh his grain in the pit of an old wine press, when he is approached by an angel who drafts Gideon into Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s service. But in his humiliation he asks, â&#x20AC;&#x153;If the LORD is with us, why has all this happened to us?â&#x20AC;? We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to feel guilty for asking about suffering. Most of the biblical stalwarts asked the same thing. Suffering touches all of us as nothing else in human experience. Suffering is more common than love in this old world. Many personsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; lives are empty of love for anyone, even love for themselves. But even a life devoid of love experiences suffering. In this fallen world of ours, suffering really IS the one universal experience. I want to acquaint us with some reasons people suffer. 1. For one, our modern lifestyles produce suffering. We suffer from air pollution because we demand large amounts of electric energy, automobiles and, factory products. If we forfeit sleep and crowd too many activities into a single week, we may contract a common cold. We have less demanding work in the computer age, and we suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome. We eat fast food high in fats. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a nation of couch potatoes. Our modern lifestyles bring suffering in many ways previously unknown in the world. 2. Secondly, God cre-

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ated the laws or forces of nature, and those laws work reliably. The laws of nature work for us because it keeps us from floating into space. But sometimes it works against us. Yet, we remain grateful for the predictability of natural law, and we build our lives on its consistency. J.S. Whale pointed out, â&#x20AC;&#x153;If water might suddenly freeze in midsummer--life would be a nightmare.â&#x20AC;? 3. Some pain comes from the growth process. All truly worthwhile accomplishments involve discipline and hard work. A beautiful garden requires the sweat and muscle-ache of a dedicated gardener. An obvious example today is collegiate and professional athletes who learn to play with pain. Those who produce great poetry, music, or literature â&#x20AC;&#x153;sufferâ&#x20AC;? in the process of their creative labors. Milton lost his eyesight as he labored writing, Paradise Lost. Beethoven was deaf as he wrote his last symphony, the 9th. Auguste Renoir, the artist, when asked why he continued to paint despite debilitating arthritis, said: The beauty remains; the pain passes. Our world is enriched by the efforts of artists and musicians whose sacrifices to health and mind have given us some of the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most lasting beauty. 4. Fourth, a great deal of suffering comes from Satan, a powerful spiritual being who actively opposes God and who delights in hurting people. The Bible contains many references to the activity of Satan, and a good share of these refers to his malicious activity against persons. His names include: the Destroyer; the Adversary; & Old Scratch. The Bible describes him as a fallen angel who led a rebellion of angels in Heaven. Jesus was being hassled by a group of legalists for healing a woman on the Sabbath. In His defense He said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;And ought not this woman, a daughter of Abraham whom Satan bound for eighteen long years, be set free from this bondage on the Sabbath day?â&#x20AC;? Luke 13: 1017,16 Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also important to note that Jesus didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t attribute every illness and disease to Satan. But we are safe to say that we are told that the dark side IS responsible for a great deal of suffering in the world. 5. Fifth, much suffering grows out of spiritual and emotional maladjustment. An abused or neglected child may carry a low self-image and depression into adulthood. Such suffer-

ing does not come entirely from choices made by the wounded person; parents or others may have inflicted emotional damage. And obviously those who live in conscious disobedience to God canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t enjoy peace or inner harmony. Our spirits are made to know fellowship with God, and when sin mars that fellowship we suffer inner turmoil. That leads us into our next area: 6. Sixth, Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s suffering due to sin in general. In Old Testament days there was a strong effort to trace suffering directly back to some sin. With every moment of discomfort of pain, there was thought to be a corresponding sin. Jobâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s friends are

guilty of this error. This has led some to a horribly tormenting existence where people are punished unnecessarily because they think theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve brought suffering on themselves. Jesus tried to correct this during His ministry. 7. Having said that, there IS suffering due to individual sin. When moral lawâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s violated, it carries with it a sense of punishment. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not to say that God has anything directly to do with it. He doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s has its own built-in self- destruct system. Paul said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Be not deceived; God is not mocked, for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.â&#x20AC;? (Gal. 6:7)

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LEGAL NOTICES Why Does God Allow Human Suffering?

LEGAL NOTICE TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF DEFAULT AND INTENTION TO SELL YOU MAY LOSE YOUR PROPERTY IF YOU DO NOT TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION. IF YOUR PROPERTY IS SOLD, YOU WILL REMAIN LIABLE FOR ANY DEFICIENCY WHICH THEN EXISTS AND AN ACTION FOR COLLECTION MAY BE BROUGHT AGAINST YOU. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR SUCH PURPOSE. This Instrument Prepared by: WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C. 1521 Merrill Drive, Suite D-220 Little Rock, Arkansas 72211 (501) 219-9388 WHEREAS, on October 12, 2007, George F Grammer and Melissa L Grammer executed a deed of trust conveying certain property therein described to Bank of England dba ENG Lending, as Trustee, in favor of Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as a separate corporation that is acting solely as a nominee for Bank of England DBA ENG Lending and Bank of England DBA ENG Lending’s successors and assigns; and WHEREAS, said deed of trust was duly recorded October 22, 2007, at Book 2007, Page 6264 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 CitiMortgage, Inc., 1000 Technology Drive,

, O’Fallon, MO 63368, (866)272-4749; WHEREAS, the mortgagee or beneficiary has provided the undersigned a copy of the letter required to be sent to George F Grammer and Melissa L Grammer 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 March 13, 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: Lot Fourteen (14) in Crescent Park Subdivision of Opal Waller Addition to the City of DeWitt, Southern District of Arkansas County, Arkansas, as per replat recorded in Survey Record A Page 60. More commonly known as: 14 Crescent Park Drive, 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 TERMS OF SALE ARE CASH THE DAY OF SALE AND ALL TRANSFER TAXES WILL BE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PURCHASER. W&A No. 436-197518 WILSON & ASSOCIATES, P.L.L.C. 1521 Merrill Drive, Suite D-220 Little Rock, Arkansas 72211 (501) 219-9388 Kate Lachowsky (2012039) FHA No. 0313478054 DNoticeofDefaultTrusteeAR_tgober_130102_ 959 For more information regarding this foreclosure sale, visit WWW.MYFIR. COM, or for general information call 501-224-5239 Adv. 51-4tfc

DeWitt, AR will sell the following personal property at 10:00 a.m. on February 22, 2013. Chris Lewellen #1

8. There’s also suffering caused by our enemies. The Psalms are filled with references to one’s enemies and there’s no such thing as a world where we don’t have enemies. If no one serves in the armed forces, who is left to protect our freedoms? If everyone laid down his arms, we’d be at the mercy of greater suffering and history speaks loudly here. There’s horrible suffering, which comes to a conquered people. We live in a world where our enemies will see to it that we suffer one way or another. 9. There’ s also suffering that’s due to mistakes. What about the couple who worked hard all of their lives and in the first year of retirement lost a lifetime of savings in poor investments? This comes through ignorance. And ignorance does cause much pain. There’s a moral duty to be as intelligent as we can. So, in all of these areas we have freedom. Conclusion: So why have we mentioned these things that all of us know? To remind us that we can’t blame God

for making a world where we can have the good ----as well as reap the bad. Although we know these things are true, we have a tendency to forget them when we suffer. Jesus of Nazareth understands our pain completely, because He, too, was hurt deeply (Hebrews. 4: 15, 16). Two final comments may prove helpful: (1) Suffering has a way of purifying us. I know of no truly mature person who has not known her or his share of suffering. I’m not saying that God sends suffering; but He does allow it and He uses it. I suspect many of us would not have become Christians in the first place if we had not experienced some deprivation or otherwise suffered in some way. (2) Suffering will not last indefinitely. Eventually, all pain will pass away. Scripture tells us of that time to come: “[God] will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away” (Revelation 21:4).

LEGAL NOTICE RESOLUTION 2013-2 A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY JUDGE OF ARKANSAS COUNTY TO APPLY FOR A GRANT ON BEHALF OF ARKANSAS COUNTY BE IT RESOLVED BY THE QUORUM COURT OF ARKANSAS COUNTY, STATE OF ARKANSAS A RESOLUTION ENTITLED: CIRCUIT CLERK LAND RECORDS IMAGING PROJECT WHEREAS, the Arkansas County Quorum Court has determined that the Arkansas County Circuit Clerk meets eligibility requirements necessary to apply for a grant under the Association of Arkansas Counties Automated Records System Fund; WHEREAS, the Arkansas County Circuit Clerk has presented plans to update Arkansas County land records imaging project; WHEREAS, the Quorum Court of Arkansas County recognizes the need for this project, concurs its importance, and supports the Arkansas County Circuit Clerk in her efforts to proceed with the same; and WHEREAS, the Arkansas County Circuit Clerk has furnished her proof that this is not a local match grant; NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE QUORUM COURT OF ARKANSAS COUNTY, ARKANSAS: SECTION 1: That the County Judge of Arkansas County is hereby authorized to submit an application of formal request to the Associate of Arkansas Counties Automated Records System Fund for purposes of securing state grant funds in the amount of Nineteen Thousand Seven Hundred Two Dollars and 65/100 ($19,702.65) to aid and assist the Arkansas County Circuit Clerk in executing the proposed project described herein and that the County Judge of Arkansas County is further authorized to administer the grant funds for the same project.

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SECTION 2: This Resolution shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage and approval on this date of February 12, 2013. Glenn “Sonny” Cox Arkansas County Judge ATTEST: Melissa Wood Arkansas County Clerk

Arkansas County Annual Financial Report Arkansas County General Report For Period From 1/1/2012 through 12/31/2012 Tr's Be Bal CO Gen & Grant Funds Accts Tr's Receipts CG & GF Transfer From County Jail Account

$ 868,198.54 4,011,973.36 0.00

Warrants Paid: Co General & Grant Funds Accounts $3,205,253.62 Transfer to Treasurer's Commission Account 69,607.26 Final Adjustment Prior Years Collector's Commission 298,796.52 Replace Prior Year Lost Warrants (Per Court Order) 0.00 Refund Tax Overpayment (Per Court Order) 0.00 Transfer to AR CO Records & Preservation A/C 0.00 Transfer to General Improvement Fund A/C 0.00 Transfer to County Road Account 256,500.00 3,830,157.40 Treasurer's Ending Balance: CO General & Grant Funds Accounts $1,050,014.50

Arkansas County Road Account For 1/1/2012 - 12/31/2012 Treasurer's Beginning Balance Treasurer's Receipts Transfer from County General Account Warrants Paid Transfer to Treasurer's Commission Account Treasurer's Ending Balance

$786,539.60 1,730,392.63 256,500.00 2,773,432.23 $2,157,874.33 33,294.83 2,191,169.16 $582,263.07

Arkansas County Adult Detention Facility and Arkansas County Juvenile Detention Facility For 1/1/2012 - 12/31/2012 Treasurer's Beginning Balance Treasurer's Receipts Warrants Paid Transfer to Treasurer's Commission Account Transfer to County General Treasurer's Ending Balance

$1,045,596.47 1,880,905.21 2,926,501.68 $1,791,468.89 34,407.17 0.00 1,825,876.06 1,100,625.62

LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE FOR FIRST PUBLIC HEARING A public hearing will be held on February 21, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. at the DeWitt City Hall for the purpose of identifying and prioritizing the community needs of DeWitt, Arkansas determining whether an application for Arkansas Community and Economic Development (ACEDP) funds should be developed and if so, for what community need. Also, comments on proposed project activities will be discussed, especially those with possible impacts on the community, should the

project receive funding. ACEDP funds are federal assistance received by the State of Arkansas and administered by the Economic Development Commission. These funds will be made available to cities and counties according to need and can be used for housing rehabilitation, community facilities, or economic development, but must address one of the following objectives: Provide benefit to low and moderate income families, Aid in the prevention of slum and blight, or Meet other commu-

nity needs, which pose a serious, immediate threat to the health or welfare of the community where no other funding is available to meet such needs. All residents of DeWitt are encouraged to attend the hearing and participate in the community development process. The City of DeWitt will provide technical assistance in developing proposals by groups representing low and moderate-income persons. Adv. 51-1tp

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JR. District Basketball Tournament This past weekend was the was district tournament for the junior boy’s and girl’s teams. The games were held in Star City. The junior boys played against Monticello with a score of 6119, the win going to Monticello. The junior girls played against Crossett with a score of 29-28, this win going to Crossett. Friday, February 8, the senior boy’s and girl’s teams played an away game at Crossett. The senior girls lost with a score of 42-36. The senior boys won the game against Crossett with a score of 54-42. The senior teams will play in two home games this week, one on the 12th against Star City and one on the 15th against Hamburg. Games on both dates are conference games. February 20-23 will be the regional games for the senior teams with the locations to be announced. Be sure to go out and support these hard working boys and girls. The photos shown are of the junior girl’s district tournament against Crossett.

Thank You Words cannot begin to describe how thankful we are for the love and support we have received during our time of sorrow. Thank you to the family of Arine Johnson for your many acts of kindness and love shown during the illness and loss of our loving mom “Rine.” Your cards, phone calls, food, flowers, tokens of love, and prayers are truly heartfelt and appreciated. To her caregivers and doctors that became a part of our family and lives, we thank you for all you have done. We are so blessed to have so many loving and caring people in our lives, and we pray that God continues to bless each and every one of you. Dorothy, Valerie, Walt, Helen, and Kirk

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Spirit of ’76 4-H Club Elects New Officers The Spirit of ’76 4-H Club conducted officer elections during their recent meeting. Members chose the office they were interested in holding and were asked to give a brief campaign speech. After votes were cast, the following slate of officers were elected to serve: President – Heather Poole, Vice President – Haley Poole, Secretary – Destiny Brown, Treasurer – Mika Wansley, Reporter – Garrett Taylor, Poledge Leaders –

Jaylen Phillips & Jacob Wilson, and Photographer – Mimi Wansley. An installation ceremony will be conducted at the next meeting. The business meeting was conducted by Haley Poole in the absence of the president, with minutes and roll call given by Destiny. The treasurer’s report was given by Jacob Wilson. Project reports were given by Peyton Davenport, Mimi Wansley, Destiny and Jacob. The educational por-

tion of the meeting was given by 4-H Program Assistant Alta Lockley who shared information on 4-H Record Books, and guidelines for the upcoming 4-H Sharethe-Fun and Fashion Revue Activity. Refreshments were provided by Jacob, Jack and Greg Wilson, Mika & Mimi Wansley and Jaylen Phillips. The next meeting will be February 20 at 3:30 p.m.

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Since March 2010, selling our first transport of farm fuel and the process of getting the fuel service gas station, convenience store, and service department has been a long heartbreaking (at times) process. Barry McKewen, fuel and service department manger and son of owner, Vicki Whiting, fills the White Ink company truck with the first fill up. After the long, awaited opportunity for fuel, the first transport load pulls into the parking lot of White Ink on January 14, 2013. Larry, the fuel man, gives Barry McKewen the full education of the fuel lines. Larry, the fuel man, Vicki Whiting, White Ink owner, and manager, Barry McKewen, smile for the camera as the last drop of the first transport is completed and ready for the first sale.

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Energy Assistance Available Thru LIHEAP The Pine Bluff Jefferson County EOC in Stuttgart will begin accepting applications for the Crisis portion of Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) on Tuesday, February 19, 2013. LIHEAP offers help if you’re struggling to pay your home energy bills. The crisis portion of LIHEAP will extend further energy assistance for extreme situations such as shut-offs. To qualify for Crisis LIHEAP, persons must have a disconnect notice with a disconnect date within

7 days of the application date. Applicants must also meet income guidelines. For a household of 1, monthly countable income is $1,481.00. To apply for assistance, applicants will need to visit their local EOC office in order to conduct an interview. In Arkansas County, applications are accepted at the PBJCEOC Stuttgart Office at 425 South Main. The household representative should bring a copy of the current utility bill, social security numbers, and proof-of-income and date of birth for all household

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“This crisis funding can be a saving grace for so many” said David Knight, Executive Director of Pine Bluff Jefferson County EOC. “Our five-county area still has thousands of households in emergency situations and we plan to help as many as quickly as possible”. PBJCEOC will administer LIHEAP in all its five counties, which include Jefferson, Grant, Cleveland, Arkansas and Lincoln. For more information call toll free 1-800-2771313.


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Crocketts Bluff, Ethel, & St. Charles Area News By Margaret Aycock Hello You all!  First of all, I want to  personally apologize to all you good folks out there that like to read this news. I hope everyone has enjoyed the few nice and

fairly warm days that we had lately. I know I did.  But I did hear on the news that the mean old ground hog saw his shadow, so I suppose that we are stuck with six more weeks of winter

Thank You The family of Weldon H. Moore Sr. would like to express our appreciation and gratitude for all of the prayers, food, cards, flowers, and wrds of comfort. To our church families Hebron Baptist Church and Trenton Baptist. Brother Eddie Best for the words of comfort and services, and Shannon & Tim Ruffin and Patty Morehouse for the music. Dr. Tracy for all of his care. Thanks to the Essex Funeral Home for all of their help.

Annual Tichnor Volunteer Fire Dept. Barbeque Saturday, February 23rd 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. At

weather. What do you all think? Beleview Ladiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  Axilliary  met Monday night (Jan. 28th) at  6:00 with seven members and one guest attending. After a short business meeting, they welcomed Beth Padgett as a new member and Margaret  Aycock  as a guest. Election of  officers for 2013 was held.  Mary Vernor was reelected as president. Elaine  Bisswanger  was elected as vice-president.  Re-elected as  secretary & treasurer was Lucille  Dumond  and Mary Bisswanger was reelected as teacher. Secret sisters were drawn for 2013, and 2012 secret sisters  were revealed.  Re-

freshments of Chicken & Broccoli  Cassorole  and Fruit Punch, also Lemon Cupcakes was served by hostess, Elaine Bisswanger, and was enjoyed by all.  Those attending were Lucille  Dumond,  Lavelle  Butler, Kathy  Shadwick,  Cleryl  Timmons, Mary  Bisswanger, Elaine  Bisswanger, Beth Padgett & myself. These ladies meet every second and fourth Monday nights of every month.  Thanks ladies for having me as your guest. I did, indeed, enjoy myself.    Josie Padgett celebrated her 93rd B-day all last week. Her actual birthday was February 5, but she had visitors, calls,

By Darla Grantham FBC Holds Banquet FBC Brothers Keepers Ministry hosted a Valentine Banquet for church members on Friday, February 8th, 2013. Around 50 were in attendance to enjoy a delicious meal catered by Cater Ritaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

of Stuttgart. Barbara Menard, Bonnie Wilbanks, Darla Grantham, Henrietta Gordon, and Kathy Trites entertained the crowd with song selections and plenty of practical advice for the men with regards to the delicate nature of women. Ben Owens read the devotion. Door prizes

Holzhauerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Announce Birth of Son, Holden Garris Collin and Sloane Holzhauer, of Harrisburg, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Holden Garris Holzhauer, born on January 9, 2013. Holden weighed 8lbs â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 3oz and was 21 inches long. Paternal grandparents are Vicki Holzhauer of Marianna and Ray Holzhauer of Gillett. Maternal grandparents are Taralou Dunklin of Dumas and Bill Dunklin of McGehee.


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5 sons, Charles Leonard (died in 2004), William Harold, Ken, Larry Wintz (died 1969) and Bobby Padgett. They also have 9 grand children and 12 great-grand children. Josie has also been a faithful member of Belleview Missionary Baptist Church for 70+ years. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, her pets, and attending church. She is still very active. I  do wish Ms. Josie Padgett a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY on her 93rd birthday tomorrow. She is the oldest living citizen of Ethel.

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cards, and gifts throughout the week. Her grandson Gary and his wife, Meagan, Will and Harlynn delivered her a prepared meal and birthday cake on Tuesday night. On Wednesday night William cooked fish, and those present were Ken Padgett, Dana and Beth Padgett, Patti and William. Betty Hickerson and Ricky Criswell visited with her at her home and ate lunch with her at Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Country Store. Josie was born, raised and has lived all of her life in Ethel, AR. Her Birthday February 5, 1920. She was married to Willie Padgett for 63 years until his death December 2000. They had

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were given throughout the evening. The banquet concluded as the men sang â&#x20AC;&#x153;You are my Sunshineâ&#x20AC;? while handing out long stemmed red roses. Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Retreat A womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s retreat is planned for February 22-23, 2013 at Buckshot Lodge in Gillett. Fea-

tured speaker is Rita Sweatt, who is well known for her monologs of Women of the Bible. For more information or to make reservations contact Annette Grantham at 548-2456 or Helen Wallace at 5482409.

Volunteer Ombudsman Training Are your rights important to you? They are to our elders, too. Volunteers needed in our area. A Volunteer Ombudsman is an advocate for residents in nursing homes. Upon completion of training, candidates will become a state Certified Volunteer Ombudsman. Classes are February 28, 2013 and will be from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. For more information contact, Brenda Brown/LTCRO or Rosetta Garland/CVOC at 870-543-6311 or 800-264-3260. NEW and RENEWAL, Concealed Handgun Class, this Saturday, Feb. 16th at PCC in the community room in DeWitt. New students, W/O a permit, start at 9:00 a.m. The Renewal Class will start at 1:00 p.m. New Students cost is $85.00 and Renewal Cost is $40.00. For more information, contact Jimmy Black 870-509-2318. ASP# 11-697


AUCTION Police Cars, Backhoe, Fire Truck City of Altheimer Equipment 209 West 2nd Altheimer, AR Sat., Feb. 16th at 9:00 a.m.


Auctioneers note: Sat. we will conduct an auction to liquidate excess equipment for the city of Altheimer. The sale will consist of, but not limited to: six Police Cars, John Deere Back Hoe, Fire Truck, Patriot 8500 watt Diesel Welder Generator, Trash Transfer Pump. As always, expect more by day of sale. The auction will EHKHOGEHVLGHWKHPD\RU¡VRIĂ&#x20AC;FHDQGFLW\ lot. 10% Buyers Premium on all items sold. For more info, contact: McPherson Auctions 470 Ricusky Rd. Stuttgart, AR 72160 870-673-6038 or 870-672-2674 AALB# 1609


ASSOCIATION SIGN-UPS FOR SUMMER BALL WILL BE: Friday, February 22nd from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday, February 23rd from 11:00a.m.-1:00p.m.

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Hunt’s Tomatoes or Sauce Select Varieties, 14.5-15 oz Can

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Del Monte Vegetables


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Boneless Top Sirloin Steak USDA Choice, Value Pack

499 lb

Kroger Value Boneless Chicken Breast



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Boneless Pork Loin Moist & Tender, Half Loin


USDA Choice Boneless Sirloin Tip Roast Beef Round

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49 lb

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Sanderson Farms Chicken Combo Fresh, Bone-In Wings, Drums or Thighs, 18 ct

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Red Slicer Tomatoes



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Colgate Toothpaste Select Varieties, 8.2 oz or 360 Toothbrush


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