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r. Prescott hosted the DeWitt Rabies Clinic on May 10th
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Serving Arkansas k County, Arkansas k Since 1882 Thursday, May 15, 2014
For the Long Run 5k
AROUND THE COUNTY
ARKANSAS COUNTY RETIRED TEACHERS MEETING
Arkansas County Retired Teachers will meet Wednesday, May 21, at 11:30 at the Fish Hatchery at the Experiment Station. Lunch and a tour will be provided. Our speaker will be Dr. Ben Beck. Come and join us for a wonderful program and lunch. Call Tom Davis if you need directions.
DEWITT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MEETING
You are cordially invited to attend the DeWitt Chamber of Commerce Meeting May 15, 2014 at PCCUA Community Room at noon. The speaker for the meeting will be Ann Owen from the Clinton School of Public Service. Ann will presenting the results of her just completed paper on tourism promotion for the DeWitt area. She has proposed some recommendations that could prove to be very beneficial to the economic development of DeWitt and the surrounding area.
SENIORS HAVE SCAVENGER HUNT
The DeWitt High School Seniors will be having a city wide scavenger hunt on Thursday night in case anyone sees kids doing things around town.
NEW HOURS FOR DANA’S HOUSE CLOTHES CLOSET
Dana’s House Clothes Closet (the West Side School Building) has new hours. They will now be open Friday and Saturday from 1:00 - 3:00.
By Shelly Faulkner The “For the Long Run” 5K and 1 mile fun run/walk was held May 10 at Arkansas Post National Park. This event was made possible by DeWitt High School East Lab students Rylee Knoll, Whitney Price, and race organizers Keri Morton and Marta Berry. All proceeds from this event are going to Dana’s House Transitional Home for kids who are graduating from Dana’s House. Local sponsors who helped make this event possible are: Arkansas County CoOp, Sanders, Maier Electric Service, Price Farms, Hornbeck Agriculture, Brad and Tiffanie Hearn, Randy Hestir DDS, Doug Allen DDS, Heritage Agriculture, Jeff and Jodi Simpson Farms, Cormier, Knoll Excavation, Patterson Ag Consulting,
Jason and Marta Berry, Cox Hometown Realty, Funcessories TOO, KBS Photography, MiBek Farms, Buckshot Duck Lodge, DeWitt Bank and Trust Co., Jeff and Diana Hornbeck, X Factor, Webb’s Sporting Goods, S and S Farms, Young Insurance Agency LLC, Mark Berry Farm, Ruffin Excavation, Morton Ag Partnership Runners receiving medals:Overall winner and top male: Cody Fox, overall female Jennifer Hall. Master female runner: Karen Hudspeth, Master male runner: Bubba Nutt Age group 9-11 (F) 1st place: Harlie Henderson (M) Lane Poor Age group 10-14 (F) 1st place: Haleigh Hall 2nd place: Shelby Poor 3rd place: Caitlyn Faulkner (M) 1st place: Ben Hackney 2nd
place Ian Taylor 3rd place Jack Hackney 4th place Jake Turner Age group 15-19 (F) 1st place Anna Cunningham 2nd place Tessah West 3rd place Kyla Patterson 4th place Brooke Henderson (M) 1st place Trase Bounds 2nd place Dustin Hudspeth 3rd place Jimmie Hall 4th place Wyatt Luebke Age group 20-24 (F) 1st place Melissa Mahan (M) 1st place James Mahan Age group 25-29 (F) 1st place Stephanie Moring 2nd place Jessica Cheek 3rd place Gabe Clemons (M) 1st place Brandyn England Age group 30-34 (F) 1st place Hannah Grisham 2nd place Leslie Taylor 3rd place Amber Holland 4th place Keli Boykin Age group 35-39 (F) 1st place Mercedes Ray 2nd
place Julie Hackney 3rd place Jennifer Winkelpleck (M) 1st place Joe Herron Age group 40-44 (F) 1st place Pixie Skaggs 2nd place Kerri Nutt 3rd place Mary North 4th place Traci Boyd (M) 1st place Chris Hill 2nd place David Fox 3rd place Harlen Patterson Age group 45-49 (F) 1st place Lisa Clark (M) 1st place Chad Philipp 2nd place Ted Johnson Age group 50-54 (F) 1st place Joanie Clemons 2nd place Susan Fisher 3rd place Nina Kerns Age group 55-59 (F) 1st place Mary Ann Stone 2nd place Nikki Hearn 3rd place Cathy Fox 4th place Edie Baugh Age group 65-69 (M) 1st place Jon Howell 2nd place Don Hubsch
2014 HERITAGE DAYS FESTIVAL
The 2014 Heritage Days Sixth Annual Festival kicks off with the Heritage Pageant and Talent Competition on Friday, May 23rd at 6:30pm in the Gillett High School Auditorium. On Saturday, May 24th, the festival resumes at Menard Heritage Park, with events such as a Horseshoe Tournament, a BBQ Cook-off, Live Entertainment, a Catfish Supper, as well a host of other activities beginning at 10:00 a.m. and running until midnight.
Left: Runners starting the race. Right: Race organizers Keri Morton, Rylee Knoll, Marta Berry, and Whitney Price.
PLEASE GO EARLY VOTE TODAY!
RE-ELECT GLENN “SONNY” COX ARKANSAS COUNTY JUDGE
Glenn “Sonny” Cox
OUR BEST YEARS ARE STILL AHEAD OF US IN ARKANSAS COUNTY. AS YOUR COUNTY JUDGE HELP ME CONTINUE THE PROGRESS AND SHAPE OUR COUNTY’S FUTURE WITH PROVEN LEADERSHIP! Political ad paid for by Glenn “Sonny” Cox campaign fund.
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LOCAL NEWS EWITT POLICE REPORT On May 8, 2014, a man called the DeWitt Police Department and asked for Sgt. Greg Miller. Miller spoke with the man who said someone had hit his car that was parked at Gene’s Café on North Cedar and East Maxwell streets. The car had been parked at the location for some time because it was not running. The man’s family had awakened him to tell him the vehicle had been hit. He stated a family member had driven by the car around 4am on the way to work and it had not been hit at that time. Sgt Miller met the man at the café to file a report. Sgt Miller noticed that the car had been hit and pushed about 10 feet from the site it was originally sitting. A report was made and pictures were taken of the accident.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS Government Arkansas County Quorum Court meets the second Tuesday of each month at 9:30 a.m. in the courthouse. Crocketts Bluff Volunteer Fire Department meets the third Monday of February, May, August and 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.
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.
The St. Charles Fire Department Auxiliary meets the second Monday of every month at 7 p.m. at the fire station at 610 Broadway. Club Meetings American Legion and Auxiliary meets the first Thursday of each month at Camp Doughboy at 6:30 p.m. Arkansas County Diabetic Support Group meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. in the Arkansas County Bank Community Room. Caring and Sharing Food Pantry is open the second and fourth Tuesday and Thursday of each month from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Court Square in DeWitt. Unity Baptist Church Community Clothes Closet is open the first Monday of each month from 4-6 p.m. and the second and fourth Tuesday and Thursday of each month from 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Delta Medicine Assist Program will be open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at Baptist Medical Health Clinic in Stuttgart. DeWitt Alcoholics Anonymous meets every Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the DeWitt City Hall courtroom. Use the east door. DeWitt Athletic Booster Club meets the first Monday of each month in the DeWitt High School library at 5:30 p.m. DeWitt Band Parents Association meets the third Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. in the DeWitt High School band room. DeWitt Chamber of Commerce meets the third Thursday of each month at noon at a location to be announced. The DeWitt Community Book Club meets the second Monday of each month at PCCUA DeWitt campus at 5:30 p.m. Anyone who is interested in reading a variety of fiction and nonfiction and discussing books with other readers is welcome to attend. DeWitt Hospital Auxiliary meets the second Tuesday of each month at noon at PCC-DeWitt. DeWitt Lions Club meets every Tuesday at noon at The Catfish Shack. DeWitt Rotary Club meets every Wednesday at noon at The Catfish Shack. 40 et 8 meets the first Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. at Doughboy. The Gillett Civic Group meets the second Thursday of each month in the community room at the Planters and Merchants Bank. Grand Prairie Charitable Christian Medical Clinic is held the second Tuesday of each month, 6 p.m., at 115 N. Adams in DeWitt. The Grand Prairie Historical Society meets the third Thursday in Jan., April, July and October. The Grand Prairie Quilt Society meets the second Wednesday of each month at 9:30 a.m. at the Stuttgart Public Library. The Grand Prairie Ruritan Club meets the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at The Willows Restaurant. Masonic Lodge #157 meets the first and third Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. Prairie Angels 4-H Club meets the fourth Monday of each month at 3:45 p.m. at Faith Baptist Church. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets each Thursday at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Gillett. Weigh-in starts at 5:30 p.m.; meetings at 6 p.m. Weight Watchers meets every Monday at New Life Fellowship. Weigh-ins begin at 5 p.m. Ya-gotta-wanna Al-Anon Group provides support for anyone affected by someone else’s drinking. AlAnon meets 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Mondays at the Presbyterian Church, 120 W. 7th, Stuttgart, AR. Gillett Farmers and Businessmen Club 2014 Meeting Schedule is as follows: •May 19 at 7:00 sponsored by New Zion Youth at New Zion Church •June 16 at 7:00 sponsored by UMW at Methodist Church •July 21 at 7:00 sponsored by Dorcas Circle at Lutheran Church •August 18 at 7:00 sponsored by PTA at Lutheran Church •September 15 at 7:00 sponsored by Girl Scouts at Baptist Church •October 20 at 7:00 sponsored by Civic Group at Menard Lodge •November 17 at 7:00 sponsored by Dorcas Circle at Lutheran Church •December 15 at 7:00 sponsored by Lutheran Youth at Lutheran Church •January 10, 2015 at 6:30 sponsored by F&B Men at Coon Supper
Arkansas Art Educator’s Eastern Regional Art Show and Competition
Five art students from DHS are winners in the Arkansas Art Educator’s Eastern Regional Art Show and Competition. Kylee Milliken received ‘Best of Show’ and Libby Cox placed 2nd in the 9th grade division. Tyler Corley placed 2nd and Catherine Kirkpatrick placed 3rd in the 10th grade division. Carissa Mannis received ‘Best of Show’ in the 11th grade division.
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These students will receive awards at a reception at EACC in Forest City on May 29. Milliken and Mannis’ artwork will represent the Eastern Region at the AAE State Show this summer.
Artwork by Kylee Milliken
Artwork by Libby Cox
Artwork by Tyler Corley
Artwork by Catherine Kirkpatrick
Artwork by Carissa Mannis
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Obituary Howard Mannis Freddie Ulyess Howard Mannis was born on July 7, 1944. He was the 3rd of 16 children born to William Dale Mannis Sr. and Eunice Divine Wright Mannis. He departed this life May 11, 2014 at his home in DeWitt, AR, at the age of 69. He was married to Georgia Ann Haynes on August 31, 1963, and to this union was born one daughter, Melissa Ruth. He was baptized into the General Assembly and Church of the Firstborn by Ulyess Wright on August 30, 1968, and began a career of servitude to God. He had a strong passion for the scriptures, and his ministry and life influenced all those who knew him. Howard worked in farming as a teenager, and continued his career in the seed business working at Cormier Rice Mill, Steco Seed Co, and Tichnor Dryer. He was a faithful worker and loved the business his whole life, although two heart attacks left him disabled in 1994. In 2008, Howard lost his wife, Georgia, after 45 years of marriage. On November 14, 2009, he married Trela Wright Thompson. This union expanded his family by 3 more children and 9 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, two wives, and 10 brothers and sisters.,Carlos, Benny Lyn, Carroll, Dale, Bernard, Carlon, Melinda Mardee, Edith Faulkner, Arlene Beaton, and Callene Ward. His is survived by his daughter, Melissa Mannis of DeWitt, Trela’s 3 children, Kerby Thompson and wife Ginger of Dallas, TX, and Marvel Brown of Dallas, TX, and Landis Thompson and wife Miranda of Denver, CO, five brothers and sisters, Myrl Simpson, Elmo Mannis, Sandra Moreno and husband Jesse, Doug Mannis, Carmella Simpson and husband Jeff, all of DeWitt, 9 grandchildren, and a host of cousins, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Tuesday, May 13th at the General Assembly and Church of the First Born with burial at Thompson Cemetery by Essex Funeral Home, DeWitt. essexfuneralhome.com
Shelby on the March
By Don Roth
tanooga on May 7, toward Dalton Georgia to destroy Gen. Joseph Johnston’s defiant and well trained army. Grant had ordered Sherman “to move against Johnston’s army, to break it up, and to get into the interior of the enemy’s country as far as you can, inflicting all the damage you can against their resources….” At a place called Snake Creek Gap Johnston countered a flanking move by taking his 53 thousand men on a retreat farther south toward Resaca, where opposing forces faced off on May 13-16. Lt. Gen. William J. Hardees’s Corp held the center of Johnston’s line. The fighting was extremely hot in the sector of Major General Patrick Cleburne’s division within Hardees’s Corp. Though losses became extremely heavy on both sides, the outnumbered Johnston had to retreat again after three days of combat. The First Arkansas Infantry, which belonged to the celebrated division of Gen. Patrick Cleburne, contained Arkansas County’s two premier companies, the DeWitt Guards and the Crockett Rifles, now consolidated. Pvt. John E. Best of DeWitt was shot in the left knee during the action. James Harkrider, a former overseer while employed by Mr. Matthew Trice of Casscoe, was similarly wounded but required amputation above the knee. Both men survived the war. In Arkansas Missouri Gen. J. O. Shelby was preparing to move his command into the White River valley behind Federal Gen. Steele’s lines. His multi-purpose mission was to gather and organize recruits and destroy predatory bands. The harassment and disruption of river navigation was a high priority too. The threat to Steele’s White River supply line would serve to keep him off balance, not unlike during recent Camden Expedition days. Steele’s Arkansas River line extended from Fort Smith to the Mississippi River with armed garrisons at distant intervals. While Shelby’s scouts were riding in the direction of Dardanelle, a delay in getting ammunition and transportation prevented his departure from Bullock’s Plantation near Arkadelphia until May 9. After passing Malvern the following day, the poor quality of both wagons and mules became painfully evident. Fully one third of the dilapidated vehicles never reached the flooded Arkansas River. That line was finally breached at Dardanelle from May 16-18, using two large boats. (James L. Nichols and Frank Abbott, editors. Reminiscences of Confederate Service by Wiley A. Washburne, Arkansas Historical Quarterly, Fall (1976): (63)
Early Voting Begins in DeWitt
By Terrye Seamon
May 20, Arkansas County Clerk Melissa Wood could report that, as of Thursday, May 12, only 383 out of 9,959 registered voters had voted in the primary election so far, which is only 3.85 percent of the total vote. Wood said that there has been a little bit of confusion this year about the election. “People need to realize that it is a primary election, so there is a Democrat ballot, a Republican ballot and a nonpartisan ballot,” said Wood. “There are certain races on certain ballots. Not everyone is going to be on every ballot. If the candidates filed as a Democrat, they will be on the Democratic ballot. If they filed as a Republican, they will be on the Republican ballot,” Wood said. She explained that since voters’ are not registered to vote along party lines, they will be asked to select which party’s primary they want to vote in when they report to the polls to cast their ballot. All candidates for local positions and all candidates for Arkansas County Judge have filed as Democrats and are therefore listed on the Democratic primary ballot. Wood said there are sample ballots available for voters to review before they decide which primary they want to vote in. Poll worker Shirley Fread said that there are several reasons why people choose to vote early instead of waiting until Election Day. People may be going out of town or just want to get it over with. “It’s more convenient for some people,” Fread said. Fread also instructed that registered voters need to bring some kind of photo identification with them such as a driver’s license, an identification badge from their place of employment, a concealed weapon permit or a passport when they report to the courthouse or polling location on Election Day to vote. Something that will make the voting process easier is the electronic poll books that replace the black cumbersome registration books poll workers would have to flip through before voters could head to the voting machines. In addition to it being easier and faster for poll workers and voters alike, Wood said, “It is connected to the Internet and therefore all of the tablets sync together, so all the current information is being shared between all of the poll books.” Wood explained that the electronic books upload all voter data from all the polling locations which helps prevent someone from voting both in Stuttgart and DeWitt. For skeptics of the new system who may question the privacy of their votes, Wood said that the voters have no need to worry. “It’s not how they voted that’s uploaded, just the fact that they voted,” Wood said. This is the second year that grant money from the Voting System Grant Fund has been used to purchase electronic poll books for the county. With the approximate $26,000 received from the grant over the past two years, enough electronic poll books have been purchased for all of the polling locations. “That is a yearly grant that we are going to apply for and hope to keep up with the latest electronic equipment,” Wood said. Although early and absentee voting is being done at the courthouse, the Election Commission changed the polling location this year for Election Day on May 20. Residents of DeWitt Ward 1, DeWitt Ward 2, DeWitt Ward 3, Lagrue, Point Deluce, Bayou Meto, Brewer, and Garland will all vote at the DeWitt Community Center instead of the Arkansas County Fairgrounds. Early voting will continue until May 19 with polls open from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday. Early voting will end at 5:00 p.m. on May 19. Election Day will be Tuesday, May 20, with polls open from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Gen. Joseph O. Shelby
Poll workers Shirley Fread and Henrine Joyner wait for the next voter.
It’s a right guaranteed to every American citizen by the U.S. Constitution – voting. Although some take this right for granted, others have turned out early to express their support at the polls at the Arkansas County Courthouse in DeWitt. Early voting started May 5 at the Arkansas County courthouses in DeWitt and Stuttgart. Although election results cannot be released until election night
Gen. Patrick R. Cleburne
A coordinated offensive devised by General-in-Chief Ulysses S. Grant began unfolding in Tennessee while he was in Virginia battling Gen. Lee in what would become a campaign of attrition. Major General William T. Sherman with a combined army group of 98 thousand men set out from Chat-
We want to express our deepest gratitude for all the kindness and caring shown to our family during Eugene’s illness and the loss of our loved one. Thank you for the cards, visits, phone calls, memorials, food, plants and flowers, and especially your prayers for Eugene and our family. The bereavement dinner provided by the ladies of First United Methodist Church was delicious and appreciated so much. Thank you Bro. Daniel, Marge, Gospel Expressions and Essex for a beautiful service. Sincerely, The Family of Eugene Hornbeck
Karen Monroe gets ready to cast her ballot while Katie Young looks on.
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LOCAL NEWS Judge Sonny Cox Declares May as Arkansas County Recycling Month
DeWitt Nursing Home kicked off National Nursing Home Week, on Monday, May 12th, with Mayor Ralph Relyea signing a proclamation declaring May 12-18th as National Nursing Home Week. Several residents and staff were present for the signing. After the proclamation signing, the action moved outside for a Balloon release . We are looking forward to a week of exciting events culminating in a Luau on Friday. This year’s theme is “Living the Aloha Spirit.” To Hawaiians, the word “aloha” has a deeper significance than just a fond farewell. By living the aloha spirit, we show others love and respect and joyfully share
life in order to create a better world. Key attributes of the “aloha spirit” include patience, kindness and good feelings, and respect in caring about others. Embracing Aloha-Centeredness will cast a warm glow throughout our Nursing Home and the community. Other events this week include : Donuts and Coffee on Tuesday at 10 a.m.; with $1 Bingo at 2 p.m.; Wednesday: Chocolate Fountain at 2 p.m.; Thursday: movie at 10 AM and Outside Activities at 2 p.m.; and on Friday: the LUAU at 2 p.m.. We invite family and friends to come out and participate in any and all these events.
By Shelly Faulkner Arkansas County Judge Sonny Cox signed a proclamation Friday May 9 declaring May as “Arkansas County Recycling Month”. Those present for the signing
included Mayor Ralph Relyea, Administrative Assistant Ruby Allen, and Director of Public Works Bill Paxton. Recycling has grown from infancy to full
blown over the last two years alone. Recycling saves landfills and taxpayers money. All plastics, glass, paper, and aluminum do not have to be separated anymore. Sales
of all metal go back into the recycling program. There are recycling centers in both DeWitt and Stuttgart.
National Nursing Home Week at DeWitt Nursing Home Front: Mable Maugans and Bonnie Green; Back: Otelia Fitzpatrick, O.V. Phillips, Annie Phillips, Bernice Wilder and Doris Clemons, Janie Clark, Lynn O’Briant, Jennie Shepherd and Lisa Branham.
Tucker Receives Grand Prairie Cattlemen’s Association Scholarship By Shelly Faulkner Front left to right: Otelia Fitzpatrick, Charles Wallace, Mayor Relyea, G.A. Johnson and Bernice Wilder; Back left to right: Lynn O’Briant, Adm., Jennie Shepherd, Act., Mabel Maugans, Peggy Aufderheide, Act.,
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Johnny Davis, president of the Grand Prairie Cattlemen’s Association, presented senior Chris Tucker with a $500.00 scholarship May 6th at the quarterly meeting. Chris plans to attend Henderson State University this fall majoring in pre-veterinary. He is the son of Police Chief Jim Tucker and Christy Tucker.
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COMMUNITY NEWS The Southeast Arkansas Educational Co-Op Hosts Paper Roller Coaster Exhibition and Virtual Field Trip for 5th Grade GT Students
DeWitt Senior Center Menus Sponsored by Monday, May 19 Honey Mustard Chicken, Parslied Potatoes Green Peas, White Bread, Cinnamon Sugar Cookie, Milk Tuesday, May 20 Spaghetti with Meat Sauce, Tossed Salad Broccoli, Dinner Roll Apple Raisin Compote French Dressing Milk Wednesday, May 21 Smothered Beef Whipped Potatoes Sliced Carrots
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The Southeast Arkansas Educational Co-Op hosted a Paper Roller Coaster Exhibition & Virtual Field Trip for 5th grade GT students. Meagan Padgett took 5 students from DeWitt & Gillett to participate. DES & GES students were grouped with students from other schools in our co-op. These student-led groups collaborated, designed, and constructed roller coasters made from paper & tape only. They tested their
By Darla Grantham
tracks by timing a marble as it went through the coaster. Each group produced impressive roller coasters! Students participating were Carrington Hollimon, Antonio Kendall, Logan Moss, Parker Place, & Skylar Purdy. The Co-Op hopes for this to be an annual event for GT kids. DES & GES students look forward to participating again next year.
Many graduations and other events are taking place during this month! I look forward to reading the news regarding your family and friends who’ve come to town to enjoy and take part in these celebrations! Contact Darla Grantham, P.O. Box 324, Gillett, AR 72055, call (870) 548-2850, or email email@example.com. Heritage Festival Being Planned Save the Date! Gillett Civic Group will be hosting their annual Heritage Days Festival Saturday May 24th! Lots of competitions to enter so get your teams ready! For more information contact Jennifer Menard at 870-830-5410 Graveside Memorial Service Planned Graveside services are planned for Wayne Wolfe, former Gillett resident who passed away on Wednesday,
Tuesday, May 20 Breakfast Pancakes Syrup Sausage Links Fresh Fruit Lunch Pizza Tossed Salad Fresh Fruit, Country Blend Vegetables
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January 1st, 2014 in Hudson, Florida. Pastor Chad Philipp will serve as officiant for the May 23rd, 2014 service to be held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery beginning at 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers the family re- Wednesday, May 21 quests memorials be made to the Quilting Group of Breakfast St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Biscuits Mother’s Day Outing Sausage Patty Randy and Darla Grantham spent Mother’s Day in Fresh Orange Helena visiting their daughter, Christina, her fiancé Bernie Crowley, and his mother, Rhonnie Crowley. They attended worship services and had 806 W. 22nd, Stuttgart, AR 72160 • 870-673-4327 lunch together. OPEN 7 Days a week • All movies NOW IN DIGITAL PROJECTION!!
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FAITH & RELIGION
A Thought By Michael P. Daniel “How can we live in harmony? First we need to know we are all madly in love with the same God.” St. Thomas Aquinas The “greatest commandment”, as affirmed by Jesus Himself, is “to love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength” (Deuteronomy 6:5). We know this, of course, and we have no problem with it … until we are forced to define what it means to “love the Lord our God”. Like so many other words that have been reduced to cheap “church speak”, throwing such a word about so casually and carelessly often renders the word meaningless. That we “love” Mexican food or that we “love” the new car we just bought does not do such a profound word justice. And it actually is that using the word so carelessly is not unlike casually tossing “God” about in public. We often do not stop to consider what we are conveying – and that some words require the utmost in reverence and respect and must not be used so thoughtlessly. It is written in Ecclesiastes 5:2, “Do not be rash with your mouth, and let not your heart utter anything hastily before God. For God is in heaven and you on earth; therefore let your words be few.” We are taught by this, of course, that careless use of words and careless speech will often do more harm than good. “Telling it like it is” more often means “telling it like we see it” – and then we are not known for “loving” the Lord; we are better known as jerks. Let us begin this day with the foundation of our being and the greatest of all commandments; being so “madly in love” with the Lord that we give of all we have and of all we are. I think, then, we will begin to see others in a whole new light – IF we are willing to “love” the Lord first. Blessings, Michael
Eating the Easter Lamb By Pastor Steve Ellison Jesus was wildly popular after the miraculous feeding of the crowd which included five thousand men plus women and children. However, that popularity was short-lived because immediately Jesus began to share some hard truth. He connected the John 6 feeding miracle with the Old Testament miraculous feeding of manna in order to proclaim that He is the Bread of Life and that He came down out of heaven. This was a difficult truth for them to understand and believe. Jesus followed that up with an even more mysterious and difficult truth. John 6:53-58 states, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in yourselves. 54 “He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day. 55 “For My flesh is true food, and My blood is true drink. 56 “He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood abides in Me, and I in him. 57 “As the living Father sent Me, and I live because of the Father, so he who eats Me, he also will live because of Me. 58 “This is the bread which came down out of heaven; not as the fathers ate and died; he who eats this bread will live forever.” (NASU) Exodus 12 lays out the requirements for eating the Passover/Easter Lamb. This Lamb must be carefully selected. It cannot be just any old lamb. It has to be an unblemished male in the prime of life. Jesus fit those qualifications. Exodus 12:2 says that the lamb is to be selected four days before the Passover. The Triumphal Entry of Christ on Palm Sunday into Jerusalem riding on the donkey fits this description. An obvious fact, which we must not overlook, is that the Lamb had to be killed. The Cross serves as an unforgettable reminder that Christ fits this basic requirement for being the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world. Exodus 12:8 states that the Passover/Easter Lamb must be eaten with bitter herbs. No lost person can come to Christ without first repenting of sin that is the result of a godly sorrow. No unbeliever can move from unbelief to belief without having first eaten this bitter herb. The bitter remembrance of bondage to sin renders our experience with Christ that much sweeter. Exodus 12:10 states that this Lamb must be completely consumed. I cannot hold with teaching that an unbeliever takes Jesus in stages, first as Savior and later as Lord, etc. Salvation is a Person. The Person of Christ cannot be divided; that is a ludicrous thought. The Lamb must be completely eaten at once. The Lamb of God is Savior, Lord, King, Prophet, Priest, etc. and it is not possible to divide Him. The unbeliever who comes to saving faith in Christ, takes Christ and His Cross, Christ and His Yoke, Christ and His Crown, all at once. Exodus 12:10 says that the Lamb must be eaten before morning, i.e. before you go to sleep. In the Bible, sleep often serves as a synonym for death. This marvelous offer of salvation by putting your faith in Christ is a wonderful offer indeed. However, it is a limited time offer. It does include an expiration date. Today is the day of salvation. Tomorrow is not the day of salvation. With every rejection or delay, your heart becomes harder and you may not be able to receive. You may die today. Christ may return today. The occurrence of any of these means the offer is no longer valid. One day every person will see Christ face-to-face as Lord, but not everyone will see Him as Savior. Now is the day of decision not then. Procrastination is a decision against Him. …..…..firstname.lastname@example.org
The Miracle That Brings Repentence By William Wood Zechariah 12:10 “They shall look upon me Whom they have Pierced.” The Holy and tender emotion that makes men mourn for their sins, comes from a Divine operation by God on their heart. It is not possible for fallen man to renew his own heart! Can the forged steel turn itself as soft as wax? Can the Granite make itself as soft as clay? No! And only He that created the Heavens and the Earth can reform the spirit of man within him! The Power to make the Rock of our fallen nature want to repent and serve God does not lie in the rock itself. The power for such a drastic change lies in the Super natural spirit of God. When He deals with the human heart and confused mind, only then are we made to be Soft and Pliable. Job 23:16 Job said “God maketh my heart soft.” The Holy Spirit comes and makes us like wax. We might as well take a hardened piece of steel, and try to fit it into another mold, as to try and change a human heart without the Holy Spirits Work! But we try and fail, and try again! Some glorious day, Perhaps we who would see souls brought into the kingdom, will learn to wait for The Lord to finish His work in them. It is then that the wax can be remolded, but never while it remains like steel. We have heard it said, by those Seeking God, that “The Spirit left me.” But this is to deny Scripture, that says, “I will never leave you, nor Forsake you.” It is we who, for whatever reason, let our minds wander, and we left The Spirit of God! True mourning for sin comes as we have been shown that the God who created the universe, came down and died for 6 hours in our
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place on the Cross, so that we might be forgiven and saved out of our filth. Mourning for sin comes as the eye sees Jesus dying on the cross, for sins He did not commit, and we see that our sins slew Him! When we see Him “lifted up (on the cross) all men will be drawn to Him.” Isa 45:22 “Look unto me and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth.” When we see Jesus, and the Perfect life He lived on earth, then our own sins will be revealed to us, and we mourn. It is not seeing Jesus as God only that affects our sinful heart, but it is seeing Him as a man like we are, being crucified. We see a man suffering indescribable torture, and agreeing to it, so that by His agony we might be forgiven of filth. This man was all Glory and Power, yet He died! He, who alone was immortal, yet He died! He was all love and tenderness, yet He died! Perfect goodness was hanged on a tree, and He died! He, who was found “in fashion as a man,” while He remained God in spirit, He died! God dwelt among us, but man would have none of Him! And so he went about his hideous crime, and so for as far as he could go, he killed God! They pierced Him with a spear. By this action man showed what he would do with his creator. Man, in his fallen state, would be glad if there were no God! Ps. 14:1 “The fool has said in his heart there is no God.” At the cross we saw what man would do to God of he could get his hands on Him! How then, shall such anyone be converted, except by Pure Grace flowing out from the slain one? Amen
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By Shelly Faulkner Mrs. Glenda Allen, the financial aid advisor of Phillips Community College in DeWitt, is retiring after 15 years of service. Allen started out working part time, and made her way to full time. She has also served on state committees. Glenda has been married to her husband, Carl, for 47 years. The two have one son, Jacky and wife Peggy, one daughter, Leslie, and two grandchildren, Carmon and Jackson.
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Most people get out of bed in the morning expecting their work day to be the same as every other work day. But on September 30 2004, everything changed for Joseph Powell. He went to work that morning looking forward to starting his vacation at 11:00, but at 10:00 an auger stopped up. Joseph climbed inside to unstop the machine when it came unclogged, restarted, and resulted in the loss of both legs. Joseph has always been an avid hunter and fisherman. While fishing at the river one day, Larry Senn, watched a man make several trips up and down steep embankment getting fishing gear ready. Larry and Joseph visited while fishing that day, and after returning home Larry couldn’t stop think-
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Boy Scouts Donate Flag to DeWitt Middle School By Terrye Seamon Boy Scout Troop 81 exhibited patriotism this week by donating a new American flag to DeWitt Middle School. They hosted a flag ceremony Wednesday afternoon where the old flag was retired and a new flag was raised in its place. DMS eighth-grade color guards Dalton Frost and Allex Rhodes, who are also Troop 81 Boy Scouts, noticed that the current flag in use was in bad shape and needed to be replaced. Frost proposed the idea of donating a new American flag to his fellow Boy Scout members at the last meeting, and Troop 81 voted unanimously to support Frost’s proposal. “I was really happy at the meeting that it was a unanimous vote,” Frost said. During a flag ceremony Wednesday afternoon, stu-
dents observed while Frost, Rhodes, and sixth-grade Boy Scout Lee Punchard retired the old flag and replaced it with the new one. Eighth-grader Cadence Rutherford was on hand to play “Taps” on her trumpet to commemorate the event. Frost informed the students in attendance that the old flag would be taken back to the Boy Scouts and officially disposed of properly in a flag-burning ceremony. Frost said that around holidays such as Memorial Day and Veterans’ Day, the Boy Scouts hang American flags around the Square and DeWitt in the name of businesses who donate $30. “Community service plays a major role in the Boy Scouts of America, and this [donating the flag to DMS] seemed like a scout-like thing to do,” Frost said.
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Jr. High Athletic Awards Banquet By Shelly Faulkner DeWitt Junior High 2013-2014 Athletic Awards Banquet sponsored by DeWitt Athletic Booster Club was held May 6th. Some students lettered and participated in basketball, football, track, cross country, and cheer. Spencer Alter lettered in football and participated in basketball Kyran Amos lettered in football and basketball Jillian Anderson participated in track Abbey Baker participated in basketball and lettered in track Layne Ballew lettered in football and basketball Alex Bay lettered in football Braeden Beliew participated in football Ashtyn Beck lettered in cross country and track Hannah Bishop lettered in cheer and received All American at cheer camp Drake Black participated in track Zakayla Black participated in basketball and lettered in track Jacob Boyd lettered in football Max Boyd participated in football Dominique Bradford participated in basketball and lettered in cross country Jamarious Bradford lettered in football and basketball Lexi Brown lettered in cheer, received All American at cheer camp, participated in basketball Emma Bullock lettered in cheer Steven Cody participated in football
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LEGAL NOTICES 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 inIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF ARKANSAS COUN- debtedness, the party initiating this action is Nationstar Mortgage LLC, 350 Highland Drive, Lewisville, TY, ARKANSAS TX 75067, (888)480-2432; SOUTHERN DISTRICT WHEREAS, the mortgagee or beneficiary has proPROBATE DIVISION vided the undersigned a copy of the letter required In the Matter of the Estate of to be sent to Donna Jo Brickey by Act 885 of 2011; Carmen Corita LaCotts, Deceased the party initiating this action is Nationstar Mortgage No. PR-2013-020 NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT AS EXECUTOR LLC, 350 Highland Drive , Lewisville, TX 75067, (888)480-2432; AND FILING OF CLAIMS Last Known Address of Decedent: 1325 Liberty Drive WHEREAS, the mortgagee or beneficiary has provided the undersigned a copy of the letter required to DeWitt, Arkansas 72042 be sent to Donna Jo Brickey by Act 885 of 2011; and Date of Death: 11th day of January 2013 An instrument dated the 2nd day of October 1981 WHEREAS, there may be tenants that claim an interwas on the 19th day of March 2014 admitted to pro- est in the real property herein based upon said tenbate as the Last Will of the above named decedent ancy. and the undersigned has been appointed as Executor NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that thereunder. Contest of the probate of the Will can the entire indebtedness has been declared due and be affected only by filing a petition within the time payable, and that an agent of Wilson & Associates, P.L.L.C., as Attorney-in-Fact, by virtue of the power, permitted by law. All persons having claims against the Estate must ex- duty, and authority vested in and imposed upon said hibit them, duly verified, to the undersigned within Attorney-in-Fact will, on May 21, 2014, at or about six (6) months from the date of first publication of 3:00 P.M. at the Arkansas County Courthouse in Dethis notice, or they shall be forever barred and pre- Witt, Arkansas, offer for sale certain property hereinafter described to the highest bidder for cash, free cluded from any benefit in the Estate. This notice first published on the ____ day of May from the statutory right of redemption, homestead, dower, and all other exemptions which are expressly 2014. waived in the mortgage, said property being real esMichael Wayne LaCotts, Executor tate situated in Arkansas County, Arkansas, and bec/o ing more particularly described as follows: Paul C. Carter Lot Six (6), Block One (1) of West Oaklawn SubdiAttorney for Estate vision of the West Half of the Southwest Quarter of P.O. Box 579 Section 4, Township 5 South, Range 3 West, in accorStar City, AR 71667 dance with a plat of the said Subdivision made by Ray Adv. 20-2tfc H. Russell, Civil Engineer, and appearing of record in the Office of the Circuit Clerk and Recorder in the Southern District of Arkansas County, Arkansas, in LEGAL NOTICE Plat Book, 1, Page 83, now Plat Book 1 at Page 50, and also appearing in the County Court Records of MORTGAGEEâ€™S NOTICE OF DEFAULT AND IN- the Southern District of Arkansas County, Arkansas, TENTION TO SELL in Record Book A, Page 270; subject to the protective YOU MAY LOSE YOUR PROPERTY IF YOU DO covenants dated February 1, 1966, and appearing of NOT TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION. record in the office of the recorder of deeds for the IF YOUR PROPERTY IS SOLD, YOU WILL RE- Southern District of Arkansas County, Arkansas, in MAIN LIABLE FOR ANY DEFICIENCY WHICH Book V-8, Page 395 THEN EXISTS AND AN ACTION FOR COLLEC- More commonly known as: 1301 West 10th Street, TION MAY BE BROUGHT AGAINST YOU. Dewitt, Arkansas 72042 THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT UNLIKE JUDICIAL FORECLOSURE SALES, THIS AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE STATUTORY FORECLOSURE SALE WILL BE USED FOR SUCH PURPOSE. HELD AT THE FRONT DOOR OF THE Arkansas This Instrument Prepared by: WILSON & ASSOCI- County Courthouse OR, IF THERE IS NO AREA ATES, P.L.L.C. 1521 Merrill Drive, Suite D-220 Little COMMONLY KNOWN AS THE FRONT DOOR, Rock, Arkansas 72211 (501) 219-9388 THEN THE SALE WILL BE HELD AT THE PLACE WHEREAS, on September 14, 2006, Donna Jo Brick- AT SAID VENUE WHERE FORECLOSURE SALES ey executed a mortgage conveying certain property ARE CUSTOMARILY ADVERTISED AND CONtherein described to Mortgage Electronic Registra- DUCTED. tion Systems, Inc., as nominee for Americaâ€™s Whole- This sale is subject to all matters shown on any applisale Lender, its successors and assigns; and cable recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive WHEREAS, said mortgage was duly recorded Sep- covenants, easements, or setback lines that may be tember 15, 2006, at Book 2006, Page 5005 in the real applicable; any statutory rights of redemption of any estate records of Arkansas County, Arkansas; and governmental agency, state or federal; any prior liens WHEREAS, default has occurred in the payment of 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. 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LEGAL NOTICE APPROPRIATION ORDINANCE NO. 2014-05 AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING A CROCKETTS BLUFF VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT BUDGET FOR 2014 AND APPROPRIATING TWELVE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($12,000.00) IN GENERAL IMPROVEMENT GRANT FUNDS: DECLARING AN EMERGENCY AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES BE IT ORDAINED AND ENACTED BY THE QUORUM COURT OF ARKANSAS COUNTY, ARKANSAS THAT: SECTION I: The Crockettâ€™s Bluff Volunteer Fire Department Budget for calendar year 2014 shall be established as Section 6503-0502 in the amount of Twelve Thousand Dollars and No/100 ($12,000.00), which is derived from the following entity: â€˘Southeast AR Economic Development Dist/Gen. Improvement Grant $12,000.00 Total $12,000.00 SECTION II: Section 6503-0502 â€œCrockettâ€™s Bluff Volunteer Fire Departmentâ€?/Agency Fund Budget for calendar year 2014, is hereby established in the amount of Twelve Thousand Dollars and No/100 (12,000.00). Line Item #3009 (Other Professional Services) is in the amount of Twelve Thousand Dollars and No/100 ($12,000.00) is hereby created. Line Item #3009 (Other Professional Services) in the amount of Twelve Thousand Dollars and No/100 ($12,000.00) is hereby appropriated as listed below for total of Twelve Thousand Dollars and No/100 ($12,000.00), which represents previously unanticipated and unbudgeted funds: SECTION 6503-0502, CROCKETTâ€™S BLUFF VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT Sub C â€“ Other Services & Chargesâ€ŚLine Item 3009â€Ś Other Prof Servicesâ€Ś$12,000.00 General Improvement Grant Fund Total: $12,000.00 SECTION III: If any provision of this Ordinance or the application thereof to any person or circumstance is held to be invalid, such invalidity shall not affect other provisions or applications and, to this end, the provisions of this ordinance are declared to be severable. SECTION IV: This Ordinance being necessary for the protection and preservation of the public health and safety, an emergency is hereby declared to exist and this Ordinance shall be of full force and effect immediately upon its passage, approval and publication. PASSED and APPROVED this 13th day of May 2014. Glenn â€œSonnyâ€? Cox Arkansas County Judge ATTEST: Melissa Wood Arkansas County Clerk Adv. 20-1tfc
LEGAL NOTICE APPROPRIATION ORDINANCE NO. 2015-06 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING APPROPRIATION ORDINANCE NO. 2013-24 ESTABLISHING A GENERAL FUND BUDGET FOR 2014; DECLARING AN EMERGENCY AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES BE IT ORDAINED AN ENACTED BY THE QUORUM COURT OF ARKANSAS COUNTY, ARKANSAS THAT: ARTICLE I: The General Fund Budget for calendar year 2014 is hereby amended by increasing the total amount budgeted by the total of Fifteen Thousand Two Hundred Sixty-Four Dollars and 45/100 ($15,264.45), which is derived from the following entity: â€˘Arkansas Secretary of State/Voter Registration Grant Fund $15,264.45 Total: $15,264.45 ARTICLE II: Section 1000-0101 â€œCounty Clerkâ€? of the General Fund Budget for calendar year 2014 is hereby further amended by increasing the previous appropriation by the amounts set forth below and beside each. Line item 4004 (Machinery & Equipment) in the amount of Seven Thousand One Hundred Sev-
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COMMUNITY NEWS LEGAL NOTICE Continued from Page B4 enty Dollars and No/100 ($7,170.00) is hereby created. Line item #2001 (General Supplies) in the amount of Five Thousand Three Hundred Nineteen Dollars and 45/100 ($5,319.45) and Line item #3100 (Other Misc) in the amount of Two Thousand Seven Hundred Seventy-Five Dollars and No/100 ($2,775.00) and Line item #4004 (Machinery & Equipment) in the amount of Seven Thousand One Hundred Seventy Dollars and No/100 ($7,170.00) are hereby appropriated as listed below for a total of Fifteen Thousand Two Hundred Sixty-Four Dollars and 45/100 ($15,264.45), which represents previously unanticipated and unbudgeted funds: SECTION 1000-0101, COUNTY CLERK BUDGET Sub B â€“ Suppliesâ€ŚLine Item 2001â€ŚGeneral Suppliesâ€Ś$5,319.45 Sub C â€“ Other Services & Chargesâ€ŚLine Item 3100â€Ś Other Miscâ€Ś$2,775.00 Sub D â€“ Capital Outlaysâ€ŚLine Item 4004â€ŚMachinery & Equipmentâ€Ś$7,170.00 Voter Registration Grand Fund Total: $15,264.45 ARTICLE III: If any provision of this Ordinance or the application thereof to any person or circumstance is held to be invalid, such invalidity shall not affect other provisions or applications and, to this end, the provisions of this ordinance are declared to be severable. ARTICLE IV: This Ordinance being necessary for the protection and preservation of the public health and safety, an emergency is hereby declared to exist and this Oridnance shall be of full force and effect immediately upon its passage, approval and publication. PASSED and APPROVED this 13th day of May 2014. Glenn â€œSonnyâ€? Cox Arkansas County Judge ATTEST: Melissa Wood Arkansas County Clerk Adv. 20-1tfc
LEGAL NOTICE APPROPRIATION ORDINANCE NO. 2014-07 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING APPROPRIATION ORDINANCE NO. 2013-24, ESTABLISHING A GENERAL FUND BUDGET FOR 2014; DECLARING AN EMERGENCY AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES BE IT ORDAINED AND ENACTED BY THE QUORUM COURT OF ARKANSAS COUNTY, ARKANSAS THAT: ARTICLE I: The General Fund Budget for calendar year 2014 is hereby amended by increasing the total amount budgeted by the sum of Fourteen Thousand Four Hundred Forty-Three Dollars and 91/100â€™s ($14,433.91), derived from the following entities: â€˘State of Arkansas/Advanced Election Funds $9,000.00 â€˘Baptist Health Hospital Reimbursement Funds/ Sales Tax Election $5,433.91 Total: $14,433.91 ARTICLE II: Section 1000-0109 â€œElection Budgetâ€? of the General Fund Budget for calendar year 2014 is hereby amended by increasing the previous appropriation by the amounts set forth below and beside each for a total of Fourteen Thousand Four Hundred Forty-Three Dollars and 91/100â€™s ($14,433.91) derived from the State of Arkansas/Advanced Election Funds in the sum of Nine Thousand Dollars and 00/100 ($9,000.00) and Baptist Health Hospital Reimbursement Funds/Sales Tax Election in the sum of Five Thousand Four Hundred Thirty-three Dollars and 91/100 ($5,433.91) for a total of Fourteen Thousand Four Hundred Forty-Three Dollars and 91/100â€™s ($14,433.91), which represents anticipated and un-
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budgeted funds. SECTION 1000-0109, ELECTION BUDGET Sub A â€“ Personal Servicesâ€ŚLine Item 1002...SalariesPart Timeâ€Ś$3,050.00 Sub C â€“ Other Services & Chargesâ€ŚLine Item 3009â€Ś Other Prof Servicesâ€Ś$5,100.00 Sub C â€“ Other Services & Chargesâ€ŚLine Item 3040â€Ś Advertisingâ€Ś$700.00 Sub C â€“ Other Services & Chargesâ€ŚLine Item 3090â€Ś Dues & Membershipsâ€Ś$150.00 Advanced Election Funds Total: $9,000.00 Sub A â€“ Personal Servicesâ€ŚLine Item 1002â€ŚSalaries-Part Timeâ€Ś$3,433.91 Sub C â€“ Other Services & Chargesâ€ŚLine Item 3040â€Ś Advertising$2,000.00 Baptist Health Sales Tax Elections Reimbursement Total: $5,433.91 Total appropriation in the amount of $14,433.91 ARTICLE III: If any provision of this Ordinance or the application thereof to any person or circumstance is held to be invalid, such invalidity shall not affect other provisions or applications and, to this end, the provisions of this Ordinance are declared to be severable. ARTICLE IV: This Ordinance being necessary for the protection and preservation of the public health and safety, an emergency is hereby declared to exist and this Ordinance shall be of full force and effect immediately upon its passage, approval and publication. PASSED and APPROVED this 13th day of May 2014. Glenn â€œSonnyâ€? Cox Arkansas County Judge ATTEST: Melissa Wood Arkansas County Clerk-Chief Deputy Adv. 20-1tp
Schedule of Events: *Re-Scheduled! Friday - May 23rd @ GHS Auditorium Heritage Pageant & Talent Competition 6:30pm Saturday â€“ May 24th @ Menard Heritage Park Horseshoe Tournament 10:00 am Heritage Days Pageant Winners 11:00 am Memorial Salute to the Veterans 12:00 Noon Baggo Tournament 1:00 pm BBQ Cook-off 3:00 pm (Judging) Tug-of-War Competition 4:30 pm Ringing of the Bell â€“ GHS Alumni 6:00 pm Catfish Supper â€“ under Big Tent 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Live Entertainment 10:00 am â€“ Midnight
The University of Arkansas at Monticello has awarded a Community College Transfer Scholarship to Dalton Cox of Almyra, AR, according to Mary Whiting, director of admissions at UAM. The Community College Transfer Scholarship includes tuition and is awarded for a maximum of four semesters, excluding summer terms. Dalton Cox is the son of Kim Ward and Boo Cox. His high school and community college activities and honors include this scholarship is awarded to those who have completed at least 60 hours at their community college and are transferring with at least a 3.00 GPA
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State Capitol Week in Review From Senator Jonathan Dismang Arkansas citizens who go to the polls on May 20 to vote in the preferential primary elections must present a government-issued photo ID in order to get a ballot. People who vote early between now and election day will also have to show a photo ID. The May 20 primary will be the first statewide election in Arkansas conducted under the provisions of Act 595 of 2013, which requires voters to present an identification card with a photograph. Soon after the legislature approved the law in the 2013 regular session, it became entangled in litigation. In the past several weeks there have been court rulings in two separate cases, at the lower court and the Supreme Court level. Although the final outcome of the photo ID law is still to be determined, the courts have made it clear that voters
in the May 20 primaries must comply with the requirements of Act 595. Acceptable forms of photo ID include a driver’s license, a passport, a student ID issued by an accredited college or university in Arkansas, a permit to carry a concealed handgun, a military identification document or a public assistance identification card. Act 595 provides for free voter identification cards, issued through local county clerks’ offices. To get a free voter ID card from the county clerk, a person would have to swear under oath that he or she does not have any proof of identity. Residents of residential care and long term care facilities do not have to show a photo ID, but they do have to show documentation from the facility administrator that they are residents. There are two separate legal challenges to the act. Both were filed in a Pulas-
ki Circuit Court, and in once case the state Supreme Court issued a partial stay of the lower court ruling. The result is that election officials will enforce the requirements of Act 595. There may be developments between now and May 20 concerning how election officials are to handle absentee ballots. Act 595 requires voters to submit a copy of their photo ID when they vote absentee. Because of the legal challenges there is a lot of confusion and disagreement about procedures for handling absentee ballots that are submitted without a valid photo ID. Act 595 was one of the more controversial bills of the 2013 legislative session. The governor vetoed it but the legislature overrode his veto. Revenue Report For the first 10 months of the current fiscal year, state government’s net general revenue has been slightly above
the same period of the previous year. It was 0.5 percent above last year and 1.9 percent above forecasts. The fiscal year ends on June 30. The legislature budgets very conservatively and in the recent past has ended each fiscal year with a large surplus, which can be used for one-time projects and emergencies. For example, during the special session last fall the legislature dedicated some of the surplus to the public school health insurance fund, in order to hold down sharp increases in premiums. Increases in state revenue are reliable indicators of the health of the Arkansas economy because tax rates have not been increased. In fact, the legislature enacted $85 million a year in tax cuts that will take effect in the fiscal year that begins July 1.
Helen Spence Memorial Placed
A tree hugger memorial was placed Saturday on the cedar tree planted where Helen Spence was buried at the St. Charles Cemetery. An informal group including the author of the book Daughter of the White River, Denise Parkinson attended along with the maker of the tree hugger memorial Ann Mayle of Hot Springs. Mayle donated the tree hugger after reading an article about Spence. Others in attendance included L.C. Brown, Johnny Carver, Jim Brown and Shirley Mitchell. The stainless steel marker reads: “Beloved Daughter of the White River, Helen Spence, Gone but not forgotten”.
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Press Release from the Office of the County Clerk for Arkansas County Due to the uncertainty of the application of Judge Piazza’s ruling concerning same sex marriages to the counties and Clerks not named as defendants in the litigation, which includes Arkansas County, following consultation with legal counsel, I have determined that at the present time applications for same sex marriage licenses will not be accepted in the office of the County Clerk for Arkansas County. I will continue to review the status of the litigation, the appeal filed by the State and consult with legal counsel. If changes are warranted in this position in the future, I will implement such changes without delay and will advise the public immediately. Melissa Wood Arkansas County Clerk
Arkansas Delegation Announces Over $3 Million for Arkansas Airports
U.S. Senators Mark Pryor and John Boozman, along with Congressmen Rick Crawford (AR-1) and Steve Womack (AR-3) today announced that thirteen Arkansas airports will receive over $3 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation for facility upgrades and improvements. “Airports play a critical role in sustaining our state’s businesses and local economies,” Pryor said. “These funds will help us ensure that Arkansas airports are able to continue providing safe and efficient service to Arkansas residents and businesses alike.” “Infrastructure is vital to Arkansas’s long-term growth. These local airports are valuable assets for our rural communities and transportation is key to expanding economic opportunities in these areas,” Boozman said. “Arkansas’s airports and our transportation infrastructure are vital to the growth of our state and local economies, and I welcome these grants, which will allow continued economic expansion in our state,” said Womack. This funding is supported by the FY14 omnibus appropriations bill, which was signed into law in January. The airports receiving funding are as follows: •Berryville: Carroll County Airport will receive $54,000 to rehabilitate the existing runway pavement. •Brinkley: Brinkley will receive $235,169 for the construction of a portion of an access road and chain-link security fencing at Frank Federer Memorial Airport. •Carlisle: Carlisle Municipal Airport will receive $135,000 to install a new taxiway lighting system. This project will help enhance safe airfield operations during low visibility conditions. • Corning: Corning Municipal Airport will receive $49,950 to rehabilitate its apron pavement and fund the design phase of the project. •De Witt: De Witt Municipal Airport will receive $45,180 to expand the apron for additional aircraft parking. •El Dorado: South Arkansas Regional at Goodwin Field will receive $598,929 to expand the terminal apron, which will provide additional aircraft parking. •Fayetteville: Drake Field Airport will receive $31,770 to rehabilitate its apron. This project is needed to maintain the structural integrity of the pavement. •Flippin: Marion County Regional Airport will receive $314,100 to rehabilitate the existing apron pavement,
4-H Leader Meeting A meeting of the Adult, Sr., and Jr. 4-H Councils was held at the Arkansas County Extension Office in DeWitt on May 5 at 5:00 p.m. with five clubs represented. Also, attending were: James Mahan, CEA-Ag; Ana Hollis, CEA-FCS; and Alta Lockley, 4-H Program Assistant. The meeting was called to order by Laura Allen, President. James Mahan presented the program “4-H Overnight Chaperone Training”. James Mahan explained the new requirement for all 4-H volunteers to complete the Arkansas Mandated Reporter Training. The training is a web-based course at: https://ar.mandatedreporter.org. Cindy Phillips invited clubs to join Clover Kids 4-H Club in a Heifer International Service Project. Cindy Phillips reported on the 4-H Poultry Chain. Chicks were received April 28. Riley Allen and Rob Phillips reported on the 4-H Rally Day held at the Arkansas County Fairgrounds on April 3. Riley Allen reported that she represented Arkansas County in District Broiler BBQ in Little Rock on May 3. Alta Lockley encouraged leaders to review the revised financial guidelines in the “Arkansas 4-H Club Treasurer’s Record Book”. Club Financial Reports should be completed to coincide with the 4-H Year (October 1 – September 30). Leaders were reminded that “All fund-raising activities within a county using the 4-H Name and Emblem should be reviewed and approved by the county Extension agent before the event.” Leaders were reminded of the following dates: Delta District O’Rama, Forrest City – June 19 State O’Rama, Fayetteville – July 23-25 Rice Expo – August 1 Beth Earlywine shared craft ideas for club meetings. Summer workshops were discussed. 4-H Leaders Priscilla Bennett and Beth Earlywine are planning a Craft Workshop for June 24, 1-3 p.m. at Faith Baptist Church Gym in DeWitt. 4-H Leaders Cindy Phillips and Laura Allen are planning a PowerPoint Workshop. More details to come. The next meeting will be held August 4.
COMMUNITY NEWS which has reached the end of its useable life. •Harrison: Boone County Airport will receive $244,000 to rehabilitate the current taxiway lighting system. •Hot Springs: Memorial Field Airport will receive $596,663 to expand the aircraft parking apron and construct a taxiway to eliminate confusing airfield geometry near the runway end area. •Mountain Home: Baxter County will receive $135,000
to crack-seal and seal-coat the parallel taxiway pavement. •Pine Bluff: Grider Field will receive $166,230 to fund the second and final phase of the apron rehabilitation construction. •Siloam Springs: Smith Field will receive $427,500 to rehabilitate the existing 1,100 feet of taxiway pavement.
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