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(USPS 088-820) Vol. 131, Number 4 DeWitt, AR 72042 • 16 Pages • 2 Sections • 75 cents


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Best of DeWitt - Employee of the Year BY VALENYA FRANKS EDITOR

Georgia Davis, Dean’s Pharmacy Marketing Manager, was voted Employee of the Year for the DeWitt Chamber Commerce’s Best of DeWitt. She’s very helpful and very good with people. She’s especially hard working during Christmastime. She goes around town and helps people decorate their houses for the holidays. She’s a 2009 graduate from UALR with a degree in Behavioral Psychology and a 2005 DeWitt High School graduate. “I love her. She is a great person,” Kameka Owens, long-time friend, states. At Dean’s, Georgia does a little bit of everything. She’s been at Dean’s Pharmacy for over two years, and she continually evolves with the business. She’s the Medicare specialist and the marketing manager. She will work in the pharmacy department, gift department or wherever she’s needed.

52nd Annual Spaghetti Supper

Georgia Davis Patients and customers love her. They will ask specifically for her when they come in. Since she started working there, the patient flow has increased. Georgia is also a great co-worker. She’s always upbeat and fun to work with. She’s vey innovative, and she has great organizational and people skills.

Dean’s Pharmacy just celebrated their 20th anniversary, and Georgia basically took over the entire campaign. She attends market with other employees to look for merchandise, decorates the DeWitt store for Christmas, and then helps patients with Medicare. She can do it all. Georgia is always willing to help out her co-workers and supervisors. If they’re feeling overwhelmed with something, she always comes to them to see how she can help. She’s willing to help wherever and whenever she’s needed. It does not matter to her if she needs to come in early, stay late, work nights or weekends, or even skip lunch. She strives to do better in everything she does and make the workflow more efficient and easier on everyone. She always gives 110%. She cares about the patients and customers as well as her co-workers. She really loves what she does, and that is what makes her a great employee.

Arkansas County Farm Bureau Leaders

ABOVE - Sidney and Christin Relyea deliver spaghetti for someone getting take-out during the 2012 Spaghetti Supper. St. Luke’s Lutheran Church is hosting its 52nd Annual Spaghetti Supper this Saturday, January 26th from 4:30 to 7:30pm. Tickets are $8 and can be purchased from any church members. Dine in or carry out.

Arkansas County Farm Bureau leaders Heath Long of Tichnor and Terry and Lori Dabbs of Stuttgart were among the almost 200 Arkansans who attended the 94th annual meeting of the American Farm Bureau Federation in Nashville, Tennessee. The event, which took place Jan. 13-16, provided farm and ranch leaders from across the United States an opportunity to network with fellow Farm Bureau leaders, attend an agriculture trade show and learn about current agriculture issues, including 2013 commodity outlooks, social media’s role in agriculture, crop insurance and energy development. Long is the president of Arkansas County Farm Bureau. Terry Dabbs serves on Arkansas Farm Bureau’s

DeWitt Athletic Booster Club The DeWitt Athletic Booster Club will honor the 9th grade basketball players and cheerleaders on Thursday, Jan. 31st after the 7th grade games. Games begin at 5:00.



Arkansas County Farm Bureau leaders (left to right) Heath Long of Tichnor and Terry and Lori Dabbs of Stuttgart attend the 94th annual meeting of the American Farm Bureau Federation in Nashville, Tennessee.

Sunday Alcohol Ban Repealed

The Best of DeWitt Awards Banquest will be held January 31 at DeWitt High School. Featured Guest Speaker will be the new Arkansas Speaker of the House of Representatives Davy Carter. Tickets are $12 and will be available at Farmers & Merchants Bank, Arkansas County Bank and Dewitt Bank and Trust in DeWitt.

Nikki Haskins

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The highlight of the January DeWitt City Council meeting was the passing of Ordinance 759, which repealed the previous ordinance 286 that banned the sale of alcohol on Sundays by restaurants. This issue was brought to the council by the restaurant Kelly’s on the Square who wanted to be able to serve beer and wine on certain Sundays like the Super Bowl. The state of Arkansas no longer has an alcohol ban on Sunday, but some cities still have a ban in place. It was mentioned that DeWitt was the last city in the area to repeal the ban. This ordinance will allow the sale 870-344-0007

of alcohol on Sundays by restaurants that have appropriate permits and licenses. It will allow the sale of beer, wine and malted beverages, but no liquor. Restaurants must also meet all state regulations for the sale of alcohol on Sundays. Ordinance 759 passed January 14, 2013, with a vote of four to two. A resolution appointing Leila Bell as the official Interim City Clerk was passed along with a resolution to authorize the Mayor, City Clerk, Deputy City Clerk, and a designee from the council members to sign checks for the city. Another resolution was also passed to apply for an Arkansas Community and Economy grant for renovating a building for transitional care residents of Dana’s House.

Along with Ordinance 759, three more ordinances passed at the January meeting. Ordinance 756 was passed to amend the 2012 budget to reflect adjustments made in 2012, and $20,000 was transferred from the general fund to the street fund. Ordinance 757 passed to add a line to the 2013 budget for the hospital maintenance account. Ordinance 758 passed, which set the salaries for the Mayor, City Clerk and City Attorney. In a state of the city comment, Mayor Relyea said, “2012 was an amazing year for DeWitt. New businesses opened and old businesses expanded. Although a few businesses closed and the landfill closing really hurt the budget, the recycling has taken off and should greatly help.”

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Rev. Curtis Brown Rev. Curtis Brown, 84, died January 17, 2013. He was born October 22, 1928 in Ethel, AR.  He was ordained into the ministry on October 3, 1954.  He was the pastor for Missionary Baptist Churches in Arkansas for 57 years.  During that time, he furthered his education by getting a doctorate in Bible languages.  He had to resign from preaching due to poor health. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Christine Poston Brown; son, Dale Brown (Barbara) of Monticello, AR; daughter, Sandra Gwin (James) of Montrose, AR; three grandchildren James Curtis Gwin, Stephanie Hollis, and Christy Armbrust; seven great-grandchildren Jackson and Anna Claire Hollis, Cameron and Chloe Armbrust, Jacob, Kacee, and Mary Gwin and one more due in early February. He was preceded in death by his parents Cecil M. Brown and Mattie Black Brown; four brothers, Clyde, Joe, Marion, and Buddy; one sister, Daisy Vee McSwain; and one infant daughter, Annette Marie Brown. Funeral services were held January 19, 2013, at 2:00 at Belleview Missionary Baptist Church with burial in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery by Essex Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Jerry Biswanger, Durrell Biswanger, Larry Childers, Ray West, Robert Paston, and James Padgett. Honorary pallbearers will be Leo Padgett, Raymond Horton, and Woody Owenby. Memorials may be made to Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, c/o Jo Alla Nutt, 121 W. 14th St., DeWitt, AR 72042.

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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. January 28 – 4-H Share the Fun and Fashion Revue Activity, 6:00 p.m. at Faith Baptist Church Gym February 4 – 4-H Officers and Leaders Meeting, 5:00 p.m. at Extension Office, DeWitt February 7 – Rice Production Meeting, 8:00 a.m. at Rice Research & Extension Center. 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 dis-

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trict 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 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 7 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. • Masonic Lodge #157 meets the first and third Tuesday of every month at 7 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.

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Obituaries Evelyn Flanakin Evelyn Linz Walls Flanakin age 97 of Holly Grove, Arkansas went to be with the Lord on January 16, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husbands Harrison Walls and Roy Flanakin, parents Clarence and Bessie Linz, three brothers, Clarence, Albert and Max, two sisters Martha Woolsey and Bill Hill, son-in-law Chuck Moore and two grandchildren Michael and Keith Moore. She was very involved with her work with the DAV Chapter 7 of Little Rock, was a member of Unity Missionary Baptist Church of DeWitt, AR and loved her family. She is survived by one son, Harrison Walls (Sue) of Holly Grove, AR, two daughters, Evelyn Moore of Lowell, Michigan and Sharon Mauldin (John) of Alexander, AR; two sisters, Hilda Richey and Missie Rangel; three greatgrandchildren, Keith, Brittany and Dylan Moore and one great-great granddaughter Madalynn Moore and many nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral services were held at 10:00am Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at Griffin Leggett Healey & Roth Funeral Home, 5800 W. 12th St., Little Rock, Arkansas 72204 (501) 661-9111 with Brother Harrison Walls officiating. Burial will follow at Edgewood Memorial Park. A visitation was held from 5:00pm unitl 7:00pm Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at the funeral home. To sign the online guest book, please visit <http://www.> The family would like to thank all her friends and employees at DeWitt Nursing Home.

Mable Lehman

Mable Lucille Lehman, 93, of DeWitt died Sunday, January 20, 2013.   She was born December 18, 1919 to William Henry and Josie Ora Stamie Smith.     She was the owner and operator of Lehman One Stop in Gillett and was a member of the Assembly of God church.        Survivors include a daughter and her husband, Carolyn Mell and Roy Martin of DeWitt.   She was preceded in death by her parents, two husbands, Pete Mell and Wilmer Lehman, three brothers and three sisters.    Graveside services were 2:00 PM Tuesday, January 22nd at DeWitt Cemetery by Essex Funeral Home.  

Obituaries Carol Zirbel Carol Jean Zirbel, age 77, passed away Sunday, January 13, 2013, in Harrison. Carol was born February 18, 1935, in Mascoutah, Illinois, the daughter of Ottomar and Olivia (Barttelbort) Donner. Mrs. Zirbel was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Harrison. While in college, she met Frank Zirbel, whom she later married on December 22, 1957, in Mascoutah, Illinois and were blessed with 55 years of marriage. The pair traveled to where they were called finally moving to Harrison in 1984 and along the way Carol was able to retire from the Department of the Interior after 35 years, where she worked as a budget clerk. In her free time, she enjoyed cross stitching, her flowers in her garden, singing in the choir, attending her ladies group and Bible classes, and “there wasn’t anything she cooked that wasn’t good!” Carol is survived by her husband, Reverend Frank J. Zirbel, of the home; her daughter, Beth Kremers and husband Larry, of Sherwood, AR; her son, Jeff Zirbel and wife Lisa, of Jonesboro, AR; eight grandchildren, Tiffany Pusateri, Cameron Kremers, Brett Witcher, Morgan Witcher, Cade Greeno, Logan Cronin, Haden Zirbel and Bailee Zirbel; two great-grandchildren; and one brother, Reverend Paul Donner, of Paducah, KY. She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Kay Wynne; and one brother, Richard Donner. A memorial service will be held 10:00 AM, Saturday, February 2, 2013, at First Lutheran Church, with Reverend Kenneth Lampe officiating. Memorials may be made to the First Lutheran Church in memory of Carol Zirbel, 1001 Gipson Road, Harrison, AR 72601. Arrangements are by Roller-Christeson Funeral Home. Visit our online guestbook at

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Obituaries Arine Johnson

Ms. Arine Johnson, 79, of Gillett, AR passed away January 15, 2013. She was born November 02, 1933. Arine enjoyed her life and family especially her grandchildren.  She loved to cook and always cooked enough to feed not only family, but also her friends.  She was preceded in death by her parents Robert Johnson, Sr. and Roberta Gilbert Johnson, daughter Brenda Joyce Duncan, son Roland Alexander Rone, one grandson Michael Len Rone, and five brothers Andrew Johnson, Roosevelt Johnson, Robert Johnson, Jr., Charles Johnson and Wycie Johnson.  She is survived by and leaves to cherish her in memory her children Dorothy Brown (Cole), Valerie Jacobs (Calvin), Walter Rone (Penny), Mary (Helen) Rone all of Gillett AR, Anthony Kirk Johnson Jr.(Nikki) of Dewitt, AR, her sister Elouise Smith, her brother Joshie Johnson, Sr., both of Chicago, IL, her grandchildren Tony Earl, Stephanie, Jakina, Leslie, Craig, KJ, Terence, DJ, and Nic, her great grandchildren Glen Daniels-Brown, Paige Howard, Toni Brown, Nasir Hart and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  Visitation will be Friday January 25, 2013 from 5:00pm-7:00pm at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church 4311 Hwy 165 South Gillett, AR 72055.  Funeral Services Saturday January 26, 2013 12:00pm at First United Methodist Church 608 S Grandview Dr, Dewitt, AR 72042.  Service entrusted to Gunn Funeral Home 4323 W. 29th Little Rock, AR 72204 (501)660-4323.

Informative meeting held

Gillett Elementary hosted an informative program for parents, grandparents, teachers, and community members on Thursday, January 17th, 2013 regarding prescription drug abuse among Arkansas youth. Speaker Lisa England, RN, Southeast Regional Health Office reminded the group that this is a growing problem in our state, which has ranked consistently among the top 10 states with the highest rate of non-medical use of pain relievers by 12-25 year olds since 2002. She offered simple tips to be used at home to reduce prescription drug abuse. Shannon Beall with SEARK Hometown Health Improvement was on hand to discuss home safety. Gillett Police Chief Ken Dempsey and DeWitt Deputy Bobby Dumond explained the safest way to dispose of unused medication and also answered many questions asked by the group. The meeting and discussion were very productive. Door prizes were given.

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PCCUA DeWitt Campus Student of the Month

CHARLI WEST Charli West has been named “Student of the Month” for the Student Ambassador Program on the DeWitt campus of PCCUA. In May 2012, Charlie earned an Associate of Arts degree In general education. She is currently working on an Associate of Applied Science degree, and she is a part of the work-study program in the IT Department at PCCUA. West says that her friends and family have been very supportive in helping her reach her goals. When she gets tired of school, they encourage her to continue. In the summer of 2011, she had the opportunity to visit a family friend in Japan who was stationed there in the Navy. She was able to sightsee and learn about a different culture while earning college credit. West says, “My experience at PCCUA has been awesome!” Before she came to college, she was expecting college life to be strict and impersonal, and she thought that the college employees wouldn’t care about her as in individual. She stays, “The faculty and staff at PCCUA care about me succeeding in my academics and have taken the time to get to know me on a personal basis. I have also had the opportunity to serve as a work study student on the DeWitt campus. This experience has helped me build my confidence level and improve my communication and customer service skills. The things I have learned in school and on the job will help me both professionally and personally, and I will carry those things with me for the rest of my life.” Serving the community for West began with 4-H. She has continued that involvement as a Student Ambassador at the college. She recommends PCCUA to others because they can stay close to home and yet study in a great learning environment. She loves serving the community and representing the college to others.

USA Rice Federation Statement on the One-Year Extension of the Farm Bill The USA Rice Federation appreciates the extraordinary efforts of lawmakers and the administration to avoid tax increases and the lapse of important policies that would choke off economic growth and jobs. The provision extending the 2008 farm bill through the 2013 crop year is vitally important to rural America and to the nation’s farmers and ranchers, including US rice producers.  In particular, in the absence of a new farm bill, the continuation of the direct payment program and the market access and promotion programs are of critical importance to the rice industry. As Washington continues to work to bring the country’s fiscal house in order, we urge that lawmakers include a five-year farm bill in broader deficit reduction legislation this year.   Not only would a farm bill offer farmers and ranchers necessary long-term certainty but it would also yield taxpayers substantial budget savings and help tame our country’s deficit spending. “We are grateful to the leadership of the House and Senate Agriculture Committees for their work on the farm bill and on this extension,” USA Rice Producers’ Group Chairman and Texas rice producer Linda Raun said.  “We particularly wish to extend our gratitude to Chairman Frank Lucas (ROK) and Congressman Collin Peterson (D-MN) for their unwavering support to ensure that farm policy works for America’s rice farmers.  With the steadfast support from these House leaders, Senate Ag Committee members John Boozman (R-AR), Thad Cochran (R-MS) and Saxby Chambliss (RGA), and all rice state lawmakers, we believe that America’s rice farmers and industry will continue to contribute to the economic and environmental well-being of our country.” The USA Rice Federation looks forward to working with members of the House and Senate Agriculture Committees and rice state Representatives and Senators in the 113th Congress to develop and pass a five year farm bill that provides effective policy for producers of all crops, in all regions.   


Matters of the Heart: Hypertension

One out of every three adults has high blood pressure or hypertension. As with humans, this health problem is seen in cats and dogs. Primary hypertension occurs when the blood pressure is higher than normal with no other cause. Secondary hypertension, however, occurs when the blood pressure is higher than normal as a result from a different disorder. Ordinarily, both a cat’s and dog’s blood pressure should be about 120/70. Different from humans, however, animals usually experience secondary hypertension as a result from another disorder instead of primary hypertension said Dr. Ashley Saunders, assistant professor at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences said. “People get hypertension, so they can relate to it,” Saunders said. “The thing that is different between people and pets, though, is high blood pressure in pets is usually caused by something else.” High blood pressure can be a sign of kidney disease, diabetes, endocrine disease, cancer in the adrenal glands, and central nervous system and brain disease. High

blood pressure can also cause resinous problems such as blindness, seizures, and depression. Other signs include fainting, anxiety and restlessness at night, and loss of balance. “Hypertension can result in blindness, fainting episodes, and can even contribute to kidney disease,” Saunders said. Blood pressure on a pet is usually taken by

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TO THE EDITOR To The DeWitt Era-Enterprise: How exciting it was to see student artwork in color in the DeWitt EraEnterprise a couple of weeks ago. I hope this is a feature we can all look forward to seeing often in the paper. Growth comes from every tiny seed of encouragement and, the youth of today certainly need our encouragement to successfully handle the challenges of everyday life and follow their dreams. As a former DeWitt Elementary art teacher, I discovered that all young children are artists. I also discovered children are very sensitive, and their spirits can be crushed at an early age through the lack of respect for their ideas and feelings. Attitudes of adults can play an important role in the success of an art program and the building of a child’s self esteem. The following list contains suggestions for parents understanding and shar-

ing art with their children: Try to find something good in each work. No two pieces of art will be alike. Some children will go farther than others because they are more observant and have had more experiences to draw and build upon. Always take time to share your child’s work. Great appreciation for originality should always be shown, commented upon and encouraged. Permit time at home for free expression. It need not always be in art; it may be in talk, music, movement, and various related activities. Never belittle or make fun of any child’s artwork. Growth comes from every tiny seed of encouragement. Thank you DeWitt Era-Enterprise for helping to encourage our young people. Mary Carr

shaving the underside of a paw and placing a cuff halfway down on the leg. Taking blood pressure on a pet is similar to that of a human, an ultrasound machine is used to listen to the pet’s blood flow while the cuff is inflated and then released. The animal’s blood pressure should be taken by a veterinarian. The main treatment for hypertension is medication. “Hypertension in pets is totally different than people because it is normally caused by another disease and it needs to be medicated,” Saunders said. “People are used to hearing that they need to change their lifestyle, diet, and activity level when

diagnosed with hypertension, but that does not work for pets--- medication is needed.” Since hypertension is also a symptom for underlying problems, Saunders explained that it is important to get the pet’s blood pressure checked regularly. Middle aged pets and older, she added, are more susceptible to having diseases that would cause hypertension. “Once the pet is middle aged or older, blood pressure should be taken regularly, at least once a year,” Saunders said. “This helps monitor their blood pressure and other possible disorders.”

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Arkansas County Farm Bureau Leaders

ewitt police report January 11, 2013 Sergeant Greg Miller was dispatched to the DeWitt Police Department to take a report. Upon arrival, he spoke with a woman who stated that she had some property stolen from her carport. She stated that her husband was working on a vehicle and had just purchased a new head for a Mazda 2.0 engine. The new head was under the carport with the old head. She said that the head was in the carport on the 8th of January in the morning time. She went to the school around 3:00 p.m. and when she returned she didn’t see the new head, but the old one was still there. She said that she thought her husband had gotten it and put it in the vehicle he was working on. She never asked her husband about it. Then, after a couple days passed, her husband went looking for the head. When he asked if she knew where it was, she told him that she thought he had gotten it. January 12, 2013 Officer Spencer received a call from dispatch saying they’d gotten a call that a man may have shot himself at Hillcrest Apartments. Upon arrival, the officer spoke with the man’s girlfriend, who stated that he had been upset about events that had happened while they’d been apart. She stated that he left the apartment and headed toward the bridge. She later heard a gunshot. Officer Spencer and Unit 6 searched the area looking for the man. The scene was cleared and the officer went to the man’s grandmother’s house. His grandmother stated that she had not seen him for a couple of days. The officer returned to the apartment to find the woman standing outside the apartment trying to get in. She said that she and him were the only two with a key and the chain was locked from inside. The officer opened the door a crack and identified himself. When there was no response, he asked for

permission to gain entry. The officer kicked open the door to gain entry. He cleared the house and found the man sitting in the bathroom. He was holding a black object in his hand. The officer ordered him to show him his hands and to drop what he had in his hands slowly. The man dropped what he’d been holding, a cell phone, and walked toward the officer. He was patted down for weapons. He said he had thrown the gun off the bridge. He seemed pretty calm and was run through ACIC. He was clean with no record. He was talked to about his behavior and the two were separated for the night. The gun was never located. January 12, 2013 – Officer Smith observed a gray truck going approximately 50-55 miles per hour through the intersection of Hwy 165 and West Second Street. The intersection is marked at 35 miles per hour. The officer activated his radar and locked the truck in at 51 miles per hour. He then activated his emergency blue lights and made a traffic stop on Hwy 165 North across from DeWitt Fertilizer. The officer introduced himself, gave his reason for the stop and asked for the driver’s licenses, registration, and insurance. The white male stated that he did not have a driver’s license only a permit to go to work and school. He was placed under arrest for driving on a suspended driver’s licenses and transported to Arkansas County Detention Center. He was later released to his mother and given a warning for speeding. January 20, 2013 – A woman filed a police report that someone had been walking on her car and that they had left dents in her car. She had also gotten up that morning to find that her tires were flat. She did not wish to press charges but wanted extra patrol in her area so that people would stop messing with her stuff.

ABOVE - Heath Long of Tichnor served as a voting delegate at the 94th annual meetinf of the American Farm Bureau Federation in Nashville, Tennessee. BELOW - Terry Dabbs of Stuttgart, a member of the Arkansas Farm Bureau board of directors, served as a voting delegate at the convention.

u CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1A board of directors, and Lori Dabbs is a member of the Arkansas County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee. Arkansas Farm Bureau is a nonprofit, private farm and rural advocacy organization of more than 200,000 families throughout the state working to improve farm and rural life. Terry Dabbs of Stuttgart, a member of the Arkansas Farm Bureau board of directors, and Heath Long of Tichnor served as voting delegates at the 94th annual American Farm Bureau convention held Jan. 13-16 in Nashville, Tenn. More than 6,000 farm and ranch leaders from throughout the U.S. attended the convention. Voting del-

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Thursday, January 24, 2013

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Weekly Sermon

“40 Years And Counting” It was 40 years ago on Tuesday. Just as President FDR labeled Pearl Harbor “a date which will live in infamy,” so has January 22, 1973 also become known as the same by those who cherish the sanctity of life. What was this ignoble event? It was the day the Supreme Court legalized abortion after hearing the case of Roe v Wade. And, after the majority of the justices signed on to the written opinion of Associate Justice Harry Blackbum, he said “It will be an unsettled period for a while.” Rather optimistic, wasn’t he? And, in light of God’s Word, pretty out-of-touch with Eternal Truth. Recently, one abortion rights’ advocate asked, “Why won’t the abortion issue just go away?” The answer? Because it’s wrong. Dead wrong. And, it’ll continue to be a festering, fermenting blight on our nation as long as the law stands. In fact, I’m convinced that part of the reason we’re under God’s Wrath even now is because of that law enacted that day. “But, wait!” someone objects, “It’s all about a mother’s right-to-choose, don’t you know? She shouldn’t be forced to carry an unwanted child in her womb for nine months and then give birth to him/her—especially if she was the victim of rape or incest!” While that argument sounds quite logical and tolerant, it still doesn’t address the issue of the sanctity of life and how we’re all created in God’s Image. Neither does it negate the fact that abortion is legalized murder of the most helpless members of our society, regardless of how we try to describe the developing baby or debate when life begins. Since 1973, there have been at least 55-60 million legal abortions. Read that figure one more time: 55-60 million babies being torn limb-fromlimb by an abortionist’s knife and sucked out in pieces from their mothers’ wombs. Some have even survived the ordeal and their bodies—writhing in pain from the solutions injected into the womb—have been thrown over into a corner, a

nearby trash can or a dumpster outside to die an agonizing death. But, here we are. . .40 years later. . .still as divided as ever. . .and wondering why things are falling apart in these once-great, United States. Dear Reader, for 40 years we’ve been at war. A cultural war. A moral war. A divisive war. A deadly war. And, above all, a spiritual war between right-and-wrong, lightand-darkness, goodand-evil, etc. In reality, we’re no different than those who sacrificed children to the pagan god Moloch in Solomon’s day or Nazi Germany under Hitler when they killed all the mentally ill children, experimented on pregnant women, made candles out of the fat from executed people’s bodies, etc. Yet, still we argue and debate. And, 90% of unborn babies with Down’s Syndrome are murdered in their mothers’ wombs. And, parents can still decide to keep or abort a baby based on whether or not it meets their specifications (and desires) through prenatal screening. And, then we wonder why our nation is collapsing and on the verge of destruction. If there was ever a need for repentance and revival in our nation, it’s now. If there was ever a need to reverse an evil law, it’s now. If there was ever a time to embrace the sanctity and dignity of life, it’s now. You see, in 1624 English poet John Donne knew it well when he wrote, “No man is an island entire of itself. Each is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. . .Each man’s death diminishes me, for I am involved in mankind.” Thus, each time a baby is aborted a part of us dies and the fabric that holds our society together is shredded even further. May God have mercy on us. And, may we do all we can to overturn Roe v Wade before God’s Judgment overturns us. (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

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Religion, the Devil Substitute for Christianity By Pastor William Wood

We continue our sermon on religion vs. Christianity. Unknown to many good people I the fact that the devil has his church here on earth, and they are mixed in with God’s true church. To confront the modern church world with this fact is not exactly the way to make friends and influence people. In fact, it was the teaching on this subject that caused the death of the Lord Jesus and also His Disciples. Solely we understand that it was not the true church that cried out to the Roman government, “Crucify him.” (Speaking of Jesus) It was the religious people in high places; it was the preachers who were jealous of His power. It was the devil’s church, speaking from supposedly the highest spiritual pulpits on earth, giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of devils, speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their conscience seared with a hot iron. (1st Tim. 4:1-2) Yes, it was the false church that moved out against Christianity back then, and they are still doing it today. Looking at the Scribes and Pharisees, who had just called him a bastard child (see John 8:41), Jesus told them plain out that they were in the devil’s church. John 8:44 “Ye are of your father the devil, and the lost of your father you will do.” They were going to have him killed, and Jesus knew it. Yet, they were the highest spiritual people on earth. As it was then, so is it now, some of the religious people are among God’s worst enemies. And to tell them so is to start a religious war. But they must be warned because a religious God never sends judgment without warning. We can see in the scriptures that these two churches would grow side by side until the end of this age when both would come to maturity and be harvested. The false church would not overcome and destroy the true church, but then neither would the true church be able to bring the false church into a saving relationship with Jesus Christ. We can also see in the scriptures that the two churches would be so much alike in some things that it would fool even the true church if God allowed it. But He promised to keep His own straight. For example, Judas had a definite ministry in the Holy Ghost, although he himself was pronounced to be a devil. But there was Jesus and Judas in the same little church. There was the crow and the dove together on the together on the Ark. Eve gave birth to Cain and Able, yet Cain was evil and Able was righteous. Isaac and Rebecca had Jacob and Esau, and God loved Jacob and hated Esau. Yes, the two churches have always been sitting on the same church pews together. One loves the word of God and righteousness and holiness, while the other denies portions of the word and loves the world and its ways. But the rain falls on the just and unjust. The same rain that makes the wheat grow, also makes the weeds grow. But remember, every seed will produce after its own kind. Are you in a church that preaches divine healing, holiness of dress and lifestyle, and separation from the world, and the nine gifts of the Holy Ghost? If so you are in a full-gospel church. Read Matthew chapter 25, if you don’t have the Holy Ghost oil you will not go in the Rapture. Jesus said so. This is the Gospel; you must have the Holy Ghost. (The New Birth) Amen.

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News In and Around Gillett By Darla Grantham Leisure Club Meets in Gillett The Leisure Club met in the adult Sunday School room of the Gillett United Methodist Church at 2 p.m. January 8. After several games of Bingo and the winners selecting prizes, hostess Arlene Ferguson and her daughter, Bonnie Gail Rustmann, served delicious refreshments. Dorothy Faye Dixon won the door prize furnished by Ferguson. Leisure Club coordinator Dorothy Connelly gave candy canes and M & M candies to everyone as a special treat. Norma Holzhauer told the group that her mother, Polly Alexander, will be 90 years old on January 25 and that a birthday celebration will be held on Saturday, January 26, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Holzhauer invited all to come and wish her mom a happy birthday. Others able to attend included Margaret Carlow, Muff Christine, Margie Hackney, Virginia Place, Dorothy Schlenker, and Rose Ella Smith. The next meeting will be Tuesday, February 12, for a potluck Valentine’s celebration lunch in the Fellowship Hall of Gillett United Methodist Church. Please join us for great food and fellowship. Gillett EHC Holds January Meeting The Gillett Extension Homemakers Club held its January meeting on January 16 at The Paddy in Gillett with Arlene Ferguson as hostess and five people present. The normal meeting date of Tuesday, January 15, was changed because of the ice storm. Club president Margie Hackney called the meeting to order. Becky Weinrich read the thought for the month: A healthy meal starts with more vegetables and fruits and smaller portions of protein and grains. Think about how you can adjust the portions on your plate to get more of what you need without too many calories. And don’t forget dairy—make it the beverage with your meal or add fat-free or low-fat dairy products to your plate. Using heavy gravies or sauces will add fat and calories to otherwise healthy choices. For example, steamed broccoli is great but avoid top-

ping it with cheese sauce. Try other options, like a sprinkling of low-fat Parmesan cheese or a squeeze of lemon. Dorothy Connelly, Foods & Nutrition Leader, presented the program about healthy breakfast fueling the body. She informed the group that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and that studies show children and adults who eat breakfast work more efficiently. Those who skip breakfast become tired, irritable, and react slower than those who eat breakfast. Connelly had several handouts outlining reasons to eat breakfast that included several recipes for healthy breakfasts. The handouts also gave information about choosing wisely for fast food breakfasts, reducing sugar, fat, cholesterol, or salt, and adding fiber. Everyone enjoyed the granola bars Connelly made for the group to taste a healthy breakfast or snack item. The recipe was included in the handouts. Connelly, secretary, led roll call with the question: Did you eat breakfast this morning? Only one person indicated she did not eat breakfast. Connelly also brought an eye opener—a photograph her brother, Charles Shelton, sent her in 1946 of Platoon 15, United States Marine Corps, San Diego, California, before he was deployed to China. She even had the original envelope and packing cardboard. Her brother paid six cents to mail the photograph. Thelma Connelly also attended, but Jewel Brixie, Debbie Daniels, Dorothy Faye Dixon, Cheryl Pfaffenberger, Anita Trimble, and Rose Ella Smith were unable to attend. Everyone enjoyed the delicious refreshments furnished by Ferguson. Weinrich won the door prize. The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 19, at 2 p.m. in the home of Thelma Connelly in Gillett. Chili Supper Fundraiser A fundraiser for the Wayne Clawson Family has been planned. A chili supper will be held on Saturday, February 2, 2013 at the Tichnor Fire Department from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. A $7 minimum donation will be collected. Slay family visits Donna Slay, son’s



Baby Dedication held at FBC, Gillett

Crocketts Bluff, Ethel, and St. Charles Community News

By Mary Margaret Aycock

Baby Dedication was held Sunday, January 20th, 2013 at Gillett First Baptist Church. The service began with 8-year-old Amy Coulson leading the praise team and congregation in a medley of choruses. Dedication service began with soloist Darla Grantham singing “Miracle”. Newborns Annsley Paige Richter, little sister of Addison and daughter of Clay and Natalie Richter, along with Aydan Curry Branham, daughter of Curry and Kim Branham were dedicated to the Lord by Bro. Joe Johnson. The church presented each little girl with a Bible and a bouquet of pink and white roses. A time of worship led by Darla Grantham and the praise team, followed by a powerful message delivered by Bro. Joe concluded the morning service. A noon potluck was held at Menard Lodge to honor the families and their babies dedicated following morning services. Doug and Rita Manchester of DeWitt were special guests of Clay and Natalie. Special guests of Curry and Kim were: Eric, Mandy and Regan Ryan, Bryant, AR., Billy Scales, Watson, AR., Willa Pennington, Patricia West, Natalie Ricketts, Ashtyn Neeley, Abby West, and Brandon Hill, all of Dumas, AR., and Lee and Abby Long of St. Charles, AR. Dustin and Nathan, and granddaughter Abby visited this weekend in the home of Donna’s parent’s, Johnny and Margie Holzhauer. Dustin and Nathan enjoyed duck hunting while Donna, Abby, and Johnny attended the festivities at Arkansas Post Saturday. Holzhauer turns 16 Tommy and Margaret Holzhauer hosted a family dinner party for their daughter Maggie, who turned 16 on January 14th, 2013. Everyone enjoyed a delicious meal followed by a “sweet sixteen” cake and ice cream. Family members in attendance were: Granny and Papa Holzhauer, Dennis and Mitzi Dixon, Ray Holzhauer, Gary Neal Holzhauer. Guest Shane Bitner was also present. Maggie’s Meemaw & Papaw Gunn, from Starkville, MS., was able to watch Maggie open their gift through Facetime! (Technology

can be a wonderful tool!) A great time was had by all. Later in the week, Maggie hosted a sleepover and canvas painting party for friends. Friends were able to take home a 16 X 20 canvas painting of their very own. The party was a success and everyone had a great time. Womack visits family Gayle Womack spent the weekend in Jonesboro with daughter Jordan and granddaughter Reese, and daughter-inlaw Kenna and grandson Eli. On Saturday they enjoyed shopping and a peewee basketball game played by Jordan’s stepdaughter, Laine.

Well, folks, you have ole lady Maggie here with the local news from down here in the country. No one has call or e-mailed me any news this week, so I will just report what I do know. Alice Ingram, formerly of Ethel, was buried in the Criswell Family Cemetery in Ethel. Ms. Alice had been living in Mississippi with her son and daughter-in-law, Howard and Peggy Butcher. Sevella Parker, Ida Newkirk, and Shirley Jackson are three ladies from our communities that attended the funeral. We also lost Bro. Curtis Brown, Thursday, Jan. 17th. Bro. Curtis was the former pastor of Belleview Baptist Church in Ethel, until his health began to fail and he had to give up his preaching career. Curtis was officially a lifetime resident of this community, but he had been called to preach in and around Arkansas several times. We will all miss him very much. In fact, I already do. Our deepest sympathies go out to all members of both families and also to any family that may have lost someone during this past week that we do not know about. Also for the sick and injured, let’s not forget to pray for them, and don’t forget to send a card, phone call, or maybe a little visit to cheer them up. Please folks, call me at 870-282-8030, if anyone has any news to report each week. If I am unable to answer at that time, you may leave a message on my answering machine. I will return your call if you leave your name and number. Also, you may e-mail me at Here is a list of some things that we would like for everyone to report to us: Birthdays – birthday parties (especially children & the elderly) Anniversaries Weddings Births Deaths Accidents – injuries, sickness, hospitalization, etc. Travels – to other cities, out of state, out of country, vacations, cruises, etc. Showers – weddings & babies Visitors – out of town, out of state, out of country, etc. Thank you, everyone and God bless you all!

Arkansas Delegation Announces Disaster Assistance for State

U.S. Senators Mark Pryor and John Boozman today joined Congressmen Rick Crawford (AR-1), Tim Griffin (AR-2), and Steve Womack (AR-3) to announce that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated 61 Arkansas counties as disaster areas, making farmers and ranchers eligible for financial assistance to help them recover from losses caused by last year’s drought. Under this designation, Arkansas producers will be eligible to apply for assistance from the Farm Service Agency (FSA) for up to 8 months. This assistance will include FSA Emergency Loans (EM), which provide funding to replace or restore property, pay production costs and essential living expenses, reorganize farming operations, or refinance certain debts. Producers should contact their local Farm Service Agency Offices for more information.

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The Battle Of The Arkansas Post Re-Enactment

The Arkansas Post National Memorial and Arkansas Post State Museum held battle re-enactments of the Battle of the Arkansas Post. This was the 150th anniversary of the battle and has been a much-anticipated event for the past month. The re-enactment included camp set ups for Union and Confederate Soldiers, re-enactors to inform visitors of the happenings during this time, and of course, the battle. Visitors from all over the state came to enjoy the fun. PHOTOS BY VALENYA FRANKS, EDITOR, DEWITT ERA-ENTERPRISE

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Students Visit Arkansas Post Memorial

Peggy Denman and her fifth grade class visit the Arkansas Post National Memorial, where they learn about the Battle of the Arkansas Post and the many tools the soldiers used.

Resources North and South During The Winter of 1862

By Don Roth

The frigid and nasty winter of 1862-63 continued it’s unpleasantness across the two war weary nations. In the industrialized North some high ranking political officials despairingly wondered how an entirely agricultural South could have lasted this long? The answer lay in the fact that neither side was all one or the other. The South had within her borders all the necessary war making materials except mercury and nitre. Although 90 percent of the nation’s copper came from Michigan, significant deposits awaited in eastern Tennessee. Salt was a special commodity that played a paramount role in the preservation of food. Virginia was the only southern state producing consequential amounts of salt and was second only to New York and supplied enough for the Confederacy although it was not always possible to distribute it equally. The fertile prairies of Iowa, Kansas and Illinois were matched by the rich alluvial soil of Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana. The South had plenty of cattle and hogs, especially the latter. The deficiencies encountered down South were not due to production, but failure in transportation. Industry, commerce

and banking were mostly in Northern hands with only some conducted locally. Commercially the South had not shared in the spiraling development of the nation’s economy because of attitude. Being “in trade” just wasn’t socially acceptable. The planter aristocracy dominated Southern society. Planting, the law, medicine and the army were the only suitable careers for the young Southern. Also legislators hampered enterprise by confiscatory laws, heavy assessments and high taxes. This was done ostensibly to control Northern capitalists seeking to exploit them but it effectively smothered the industrial and commercial growth of the area. Wiser men fought this attitude but without success, while the South became a colony of the North. Much has been made of the disparity of manpower though it wasn’t as great as it has been made to appear. In actual terms of fighting men the ratio was less than three to one. The contention that the army could enlist a greater number of citizens because slave labor assured continuous production of food and material isn’t credible. But beyond the realm of agriculture some slaves served as hospital attendants, many were placed in logistic branches as teamsters and mechanics, a term applied to any

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Harpers Ferry Virginia Arsenal yielded 5000 muskets and machinery for manufacturing more. Also modern Enfield rifles made it through the blockade to Charleston Harbor and were distributed as far away as the Trans-Mississippi region. Capture of Norfolk Naval Yard provided 500 cannon. Two are believed to have been mounted at St Charles Arkansas after being transferred from the gunboat CSN Pontchartrain. Across the board the South was deficient in about everything to wage war, but according to a



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LEGAL NOTICE ORDINANCE NO. 759 AN ORDINANCE REPEALING ORDINANCE NO. 286 TO REMOVE THE PROHIBITION AGAINST THE SALE OF BEER AND ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ON SUNDAYS AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. WHEREAS, the sale of beer and alcoholic beverages on Sundays has been prohibited pursuant to Ordinance No. 286; and WHEREAS, the State of Arkansas regulates the sale of beer and alcoholic beverages in the State of Arkansas, and it is now the desire of the DeWitt City Council to repeal Ordinance No. 286;

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the City of DeWitt and DeWitt Hospital and Nursing Home, Inc., an Arkansas non-profit corporation, entered into on or about October 12, 2012, the City is required to deposit the collections of the aforesaid tax into a separate interest bearing account, not to be commingled with other funds of the City; and WHEREAS, the budget adopted by the City Council by Ordinance No. 753 for 2013 did not include a line item for the aforesaid DeWitt City Hospital and Nursing Home account; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF DEWITT, ARKANSAS, THAT: SECTION 1. The budget previously adopted by the City Council of the City of DeWitt, Arkansas, for the calendar year of January 1, 2013, through December 31, 2013, pursuant to Ordinance No. 753, is hereby amended to reflect the addition of a line item for the above-described account, with a copy of said amended budget being attached hereto and incorporated herein by reference. SECTION 2. All provisions of Ordinance No. 753 and any other Ordinances in conflict herewith are hereby repealed to the extent of such conflict. SECTION 3. It is hereby found and declared that the proper operation and finances of the City of DeWitt, Arkansas, is necessary for the proper health, peace, and safety of the citizens of DeWitt, Arkansas; therefore, an emergency is declared to exist, and this Ordinance, being necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, and safety, shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage and approval.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF DEWITT, ARKANSAS, THAT Ordinance No. 286 and all Ordinances or parts of Ordinances that prohibit the sale of beer and alcoholic beverages in the City of DeWitt, Arkansas, on Sundays are hereby repealed. PASSED AND APPROVED in regular session this _ 14th____ day of January, 2013. APPROVED: /s/ RALPH RELYEA, MAYOR ATTEST: /s/LELIA BELL, CITY CLERK Adv. 48-1tfc

LEGAL NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR ARKANSAS COUNTY, ARKANSAS SOUTHERN DISTRICT – PROBATE DIVISION IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF ALTUS EUGENE BOYD, DECEASED CASE NO. PR-2013-1 NOTICE Last known address of Decedent: 20 Lone Oak, DeWitt, Arkansas 72042 Date of death: December 7, 2012 An instrument date July 22, 2005 and December 22, 2011, was on the 11th day of January 2013, admitted to probate as the Last Will of the above named Decedent and the undersigned has been appointed Executor thereunder. Contest of the probate of the will can be affected only by filing a petition within the time provided by law. All persons having claims against the Estate must exhibit them,

duly verified, to the undersigned within three (3) months from the date of the first publication of this Notice, or they shall be forever barred and precluded from any benefit in the Estate. However, claims for injury or death caused by negligence of the Decedent shall be filed within six (6) months from the date of the first publication of the Notice, or they shall be forever barred and precluded from any benefit in the Estate. This Notice first published the 17th day of January 2013. BOYD & BUIE Attorneys at Law 308 Court Square DeWitt, AR 72042 DAVID R. BOYD 869 Essex Road Almyra, AR 72003 EXECUTOR ATTORNEYS FOR ESTATE Adv. 47-2tfc

LEGAL NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF ARKANSAS COUNTY, ARKANSAS PROBATE DIVISION IN THE MATTER OF THE ADOPTION OF CODY MICHAEL BURNS AND NATALIE BAILEY MICHELLE BURNS CASE NO. PR-2012-53 DAMON W. BURNS AND TIFFANI N. BURNS PETITIONERS VS. CRYSTAL JOHANSEN RESPONDENT WARNING ORDER You are hereby notified that the Petitioners, Damon W. Burns and Tiffani N. Burns, whose attorney is Christina Boyd, and whose attorney’s address is 308 Court Square, Dewitt, Arkansas, 72042, has filed a petition herein against you. A copy of such petition will be delivered to you or to your attorney upon request. You are also

notified that you must appear and defend by filing your answer or other responsive pleading within thirty (30) days of the date of the first publication of this Warning Order; and in the event of your failure to do so, judgment by default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint (as amended) as circumscribed by the laws of this State. In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal as Clerk of the Court on this 4th day of January, 2013. This notice first published in the DeWitt Era-Enterprise on January 10, 2013. Melissa Wood Arkansas County Probate Court & County Clerk By: Sheila Shook Chief Deputy Clerk Adv. 46-3tc

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ORDINANCE NO. 758 AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING SALARIES FOR CERTAIN ELECTED AND APPOINTED OFFICIALS FOR THE CITY OF DEWITT, ARKANSAS; DECLARING AN EMERGENCY; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF DEWITT, ARKANSAS, THAT: SECTION 1: Hereafter and beginning on January 1, 2013, salaries of the following elected and appointed officials of the City of DeWitt, Arkansas, shall be as follows: City Clerk - $28,131.00 annually, payable in 52 equal weekly payments Mayor - $14,000.00 annually, payable in 12 equal monthly payments Council Members - $2,400.00 annually, payable in 12 equal monthly payments City Attorney (presently by appointment) - $18,336.00 annually, payable in 12 equal monthly payments SECTION 2: Beginning January 1, 2013, the City of DeWitt’s portion of the total salary for the District Judge for the DeWitt, Arkansas, Department of the South Arkansas County District Court shall be as follows:

District Judge - $12,009.00 annually, payable in 12 equal monthly payments

SECTION 3: All Ordinances and parts of Ordinances in conflict herewith are hereby repealed. SECTION 4: The provisions of this Ordinance are declared to be severable; and if any portion of this Ordinance is declared to be invalid, then the remainder of this Ordinance shall remain in full force and effect. SECTION 5: The proper payment of municipal officials is necessary for the orderly operation of the business and affairs of the City of DeWitt, Arkansas, and therefore necessary for the preservation of the public health and safety; therefore, an emergency is hereby declared to exist and this Ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage and publication. PASSED AND APPROVED in regular session this 14th

day of January, 2013.


LEGAL NOTICE ORDINANCE NO. 756 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE BUDGET FOR THE CITY OF DEWITT, ARKANSAS, FOR THE YEAR OF 2012; DECLARING AN EMERGENCY; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. WHEREAS, Section 14-58-203 of the Arkansas Code of 1987 Annotated requires that alterations and revisions of the City’s budget be properly adopted; and WHEREAS, during the year of 2012, the City Council of the City of DeWitt, Arkansas, approved certain alterations and revisions in the 2012 budget for the City of DeWitt, Arkansas; and WHEREAS, the City Council now desires to amend the 2012 budget to incorporate the alterations and revisions approved by the City Council during the year of 2012. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF DEWITT, ARKANSAS, THAT: SECTION 1. The budget previously adopted by the City Council of the City of DeWitt, Arkansas, for the calendar year of January 1, 2012, through December 31, 2012, pursuant

to Ordinance No. 734, is hereby amended to reflect the alterations and revisions made during the calendar year by the City Council as documented in the minutes of the meetings of the City Council authorizing such. SECTION 2. The 2012 budget and Ordinance No. 734 are hereby amended as follows: The sum of $20,000.00 (Twenty Thousand and No/100 Dollars) is transferred from the General Fund to the Street Fund. SECTION 3. All provisions of Ordinance No. 734 and any other Ordinances in conflict herewith are hereby repealed to the extent of such conflict. SECTION 4. It is hereby found and declared that the proper operation and finances of the City of DeWitt, Arkansas, is necessary for the proper health, peace, and safety of the citizens of DeWitt, Arkansas; therefore, an emergency is declared to exist, and this Ordinance, being necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, and safety, shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage and approval.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF ARKANSAS COUNTY, ARKANSAS SOUTHERN DISTRICT – CIVIL DIVISION DENNIS E. TRUSSELL PLAINTIFF VS. CASE NO. CV-2012-19 SD MARTHA JEAN TRUSSELL A/K/A JEANNIE TRUSSELL DEFENDANT NOTICE OF COMMISSIONER’S SALE NOTICE IF HEREBY GIVEN, that in pursuance of the authority and direction contained in the decretal order of the Circuit Court of Arkansas County, Arkansas, Southern District, Civil Division, make and entered on the 9th day of November, 2012, in a certain cause (No. CV2012-19-SD) then pending therein between Dennis E. Trussell, Plaintiff, and Martha Jean Trussell, a/k/a Jeannie Trussell, Defendant, the undersigned, as commissioner of said court, will offer for sale at public venue to the highest bidder, at the West door or entrance of the Arkansas County Courthouse, in which Court is held, in the City of DeWitt, Arkansas County, Arkansas, within the hours prescribed by law for judicial sales on Wednesday, January 30, 2013, at 2:00 p.m., the following described real property situated in the Southern District of Arkansas County, Arkansas, to wit: Part of Lot 2 of the Northwest Quarter (NW ¼) and the Northwest Quarter of the Northeast (NE ¼) of Section 3, Township 5 South, Range 3 West, more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a point 122.0 feet South of and 1,415.6 feet East of the of the Northwest corner of said Lot 2; thence East 67.4 feet, thence South 353.8 feet, thence West 352.6 feet to a point on easterly right-ofway line of Arkansas Highway No. 1, thence Northeasterly along and with said right-ofway line 162.0 feet to a point, thence Northeasterly along and with said right-of-way line 63.3 feet to a point, thence South 86 degrees 30 minutes East 109.1 feet, thence North 154.7 feet to the point of beginning, containing 1.75 acres, more or less. TERMS OF SALE: Cash or certified funds to be paid at sale, or alternatively, on a credit of one (1) month, the purchaser being required to execute a bond as required by law and the order and decree of said court in said cause, with approved security, bearing interest at the rate of 10% per annum from date of sale until paid, and a lien being retained on the property sold to secure the payment of the purchase money. Given under my hand this 20 day of December, 2012 SARAH MERCHANT COMMISSIONER Adv. 46-3tc

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Arkansas Soybean Association Announces Seminar

The Arkansas Soybean Association has set Tuesday, January 29, 2013, as the date of their 49th Annual Business Session and Seminar. The informative seminar and business session will be held at the Convention Center (1501 Weatherby Drive) in Brinkley, Arkansas. Registration will begin at 8:15 a.m. The program will begin at 9:00 a.m. and will conclude mid-afternoon. Lunch will be provided by the Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board. The program will include a legislative update from the American Soybean Association, a look at the Arkansas Water Plan, a Commodity Market and Land Market Economic Outlook, a report from the Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board, and an expanded panel discussion on the Go for the Green ($$$$) Soybean Yield Challenge. Speakers scheduled at this time are Danny Murphy, President, American Soybean Association; Shannon Davis, Chairman, Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board; Edward Swaim, Chief of the Water Resources Management Division of the AR Natural Resources Commission, and Mike Walsten, Editor, ProFarmer/Farm Journal/LandOwner. A tentative agenda is available online at The Soybean Association will hold its 49th Annual Business Session of membership. During this meeting, the winners of the 2012 Go for the Green ($$$$) Yield Challenge will be announced, and the 2013 DuPont Young Leaders, Ryan & Sara Bell, will be recognized. There will be an expanded panel discussion with the Go for the Green Winners. Ag business reps will be present to answer questions. A live auction will also be held to raise additional funds for lobbying and special projects. Auction items, provided by members of the soybean industry, include soybean seed, crop protection chemicals, trout fishing, custom applications, pearls, and many other similar items. Arkansas President Ted Glaub said recently, “This is a busy time of year for all producers, and we have designed our meeting to meet the needs of our membership. We are providing information we feel is important to producers in a day.” All are invited to attend and bring a friend. For more information, please contact the office at 501-666-1418 or


DeWitt Lions Club President Mildred Long presents the Past President’s Gravel to Steve Martin in commemoration of his service as the club’s president for 2011-2012.

USDA Official Travels to Arkansas, Highlights Department Efforts to Protect White River Watershed USDA Deputy Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment Ann Mills today joined Deputy Secretary of the Interior David J. Hayes, Senator Mark Pryor, Congressman Tim Griffin, and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Army (Civil Works) Terrence “Rock” Salt to announce the designation of the White River Watershed National Blueway. In support of the designation, USDA will invest

$22 million in soil and water conservation projects in the watershed. Healthy rivers and watersheds provide outdoor recreation, clean water, flood and drought protection, and other valuable economic, social and ecological services. The National Blueways System seeks to sustain and enhance these services providing long-term value for the American people. As part of President Obama’s America’s Great Outdoors Initiative to

Captain Joseph Fry, CSN Confederate States Navy Captain Joseph Fry of St Charles notoriety was performing the duties associated with the Board of Examiners. The light duty of inspecting coastal installations and personnel resulted from a lingering shoulder wound he received at St Charles on June 17, 1862. The journey that led to that fateful river town began at the Nation’s Capital. He was born in Tampa Bay Florida in 1826. By the age of 15 he acquired today’s equivalent of a high school education. He then took a job in his uncle’s drugstore while his father tried to enter him into the National Naval School through a congressman, but the service had more officers then needed. Young Fry took the matter in hand and set off to Washington D. C. to beseech the president after first borrowing a small sum from his uncle. While alone and uneasy on Pennsylvania Avenue he put forth his most polished manners and befriended a government official who arranged a prompt interview for him through the president’s secretary. Soon President John Tyler of Virginia gave him a gracious reception and then listened to his earnest appeal. The President made no response except to invite him to dinner the next day. This occasioned an-

other undercurrent of uneasiness as he found himself among well dressed congressman and members of the cabinet with their wives. Also in attendance were high ranking officers of the army and navy. For awhile all attention was centered on the venturesome lad because of his youth and many kind wishes were expressed. The next day he received his midshipman (officer trainee) warrant and entered the Navy on September 15, 1841. This 15 year old succeeded in getting what he wanted through his own devices and he did so where men of influence had failed. After graduating he served during the War with Mexico and was with the fleet that bombarded Vera Cruz. This, his first experience at naval warfare occurred in March 1847. Peace came quickly and in August two years later he married Agnes Evaline Sands in New Orleans. After their first daughter was born, Midshipman Fry was sent on a five year cruise to the East Indies, and then two years were spent at Pensacola followed by a voyage to the South Pacific. Becoming extremely opposed to family separation he applied for and received assignment to New Orleans where he was charged with the 8th Lighthouse District. When Louisiana seceded from the Union


in 1861, he impatiently joined the field artillery service until the navy was organized. He then changed hats and went to work in a kind of research and development effort to construct new naval weapons. With New Orleans being the wealthiest city in the south, resources were plentiful. Perhaps his most innovative work was an ironclad ram conversion that later defended the city. With the near arrival of spring Fry was sent up the Mississippi with the Confederate fleet to Island NO 10, and Fort Pillow Tennessee. When the Federals seized those places and Memphis, he was transferred to the makeshift gunboat Maurepas and made for White River Arkansas, by order of the Secretary of the Navy. On orders from the Major General commanding at Little Rock he made a 70 mile run up to Jacksonport to threaten and intimidate Federal forces in that locality. Though his big guns didn’t inflict much damage, the psychological effect was enough to inhibit the enemy advance for a time. During the following month the Federal Navy was given the task of convoying supplies up the White to sustain the Federal army near Jacksonport while a blockade of two naval and four field guns were being established at St Charles,

80 miles up the west side of the White River to dispute their passage. On June 17, the illustrious Fry and another naval officer took a scratch force of 110 sailors and riflemen and stood head to head against the U. S. Navy’s finest for three hours. A chance shot from an antique 32-pounder naval gun penetrated the 2.5 inch armor of a lead gunboat and struck a boiler unleashing high pressure steam throughout the vessel killing most of the crew and causing others to drown in the river. This cannon shot is claimed to have been the most fatal of the war because it destroyed 87% of the 175 man crew. One Confederate officer claimed he ordered the rifleman to shoot the sailors who jumped overboard, so the final responsibility for the horrible act was assigned to Fry, the officer in charge. When his force was nearly surrounded he ordered a retreat and was struck by a stray bullet while he and the rest of the officers were the last to leave. Northern newspapers were unrelenting in pressing a seething propaganda frenzy against the South. Fry was branded as everything from a heartless savage to a mass murderer. Though innocent, he was stigmatized for life while serving honorably for the rest of the war.

establish a communitydriven conservation and recreation agenda for the 21st century, designation as a National Blueway will help coordinate ongoing federal, state, and local partners to promote best practices, share information and resources, and encourage active and collaborative stewardship of rivers and their watersheds across the country. Flowing for 722 miles from its headwaters in the Ozarks to its mouth at the Mississippi River, the White River drains a

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HSU Dean’s List and Honor Roll


Henderson State University announces the students listed on the Dean’s List and Honor Roll for the Winter 2012 semester. To be named to the Dean’s List, a student must have achieved a 4.0 grade point average for the entire semester. To make the Honor Roll, a student must have received at least a 3.5 grade point average for the semester. Dewitt, AR Honors Undergraduate Sydney Smith Stuttgart, AR Honors Undergraduate Krystal Doty, Stephanie Downey

UAM Announces Chancellor’s List and Dean’s List The University of Arkansas at Monticello named 10 students from Arkansas County for the Chancellor’s and Dean’s lists. Selection to the Chancellor’s List requires a grade point average of 4.0 on at least 12 semester hours of course credit at the 1000-4000 level. The Dean’s List requires a grade point average of 3.5 or higher, also on at least 12 semester hours of course credit at the 1000-4000 level. FALL 2012 CHANCELLOR’S LIST DeWitt, AR Brittany S. Bell Heidi J. Howe Gillett, AR Meg R. Trites FALL 2012 DEAN’S LIST Almyra, AR Reva A. Humphries DeWitt, AR Haley J. Howe Bailey M. Simpson Koby D. Wilson Devon E. Wray Gillett, AR Taylor R. Irons Stuttgart, AR Jared M. Blasengame

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Dalton Cox made the Dean’s List for the fall semester of 2012 at PCCUA in DeWitt. The Dean’s List at PCCUA recognizes students with a GPA of 3.5-3.99.

Obedience Required By Pastor Steve Ellison In Romans 13 God points out that all authority is delegated authority. It is delegated from Him. He uses the civil government as His illustration of authority because it is the highest delegated authority on earth.  He even goes so far as to say that human civil government is His deacon, His minister, and His servant on earth.   God used civil government as the illustration because it naturally follows that if we submit to the highest authority then we should submit to every other delegated authority as well.   God validates the government’s use of the sword; the sword represents the carrying out of capital punishment.  Capital punishment being the greatest possible use of force, logically leads us to understand that we are expected to submit to other forms of punishment/discipline by the duly appointed government as well.

My stubborn, prideful, rebellious heart wants to object with great fervor and intensity. However, Romans 13:1-4 is painfully clear, “Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those, which exist, are established by God.   Therefore whoever resists authority has opposed the ordinance of God; and they who have opposed will receive condemnation upon themselves.   For rulers are not causes of fear for good behavior, but for evil. Do you want to have no fear of authority? Do what is good and you will have praise from the same; for it is a minister of God to you for good. But if you do what is evil, be afraid; for it does not bear the sword for nothing; for it is a minister of God, an avenger who brings wrath on the one who practices evil.” NASU If I am going to be in right relationship with God, I have to obey all authority.   As I have stated many times before, there

are some obvious exceptions, but not as many as my rebellious heart would like. In order for an exception to be made, the authority must be clearly in opposition to God’s direct command and we ought to be ready to pay the consequences for our disobedience. David’s response to the authority vested in King Saul is a great example. In spite of all that happened and the fact that David was already anointed as future king, he refused to disrespect Saul’s office. I must continue to remind myself of Jesus declaration to Pontius Pilate that he would have no authority over Him except that it was given from above.   Because the Kingdom of God is spiritual in nature, it seems that we often approach the Christian faith as if it were something that cannot be measured or evaluated.   That is wrong. God has given us a plethora of ways to evaluate our faith.  One is our submission to authority.   We rebelled against

authority in the Garden of Eden and have been doing so ever since. In a very real sense, my faith, my trust in God, can be measured by how well I submit to delegated authority.   Submission to delegated authority is a byproduct of submission to God.  We all have authority over us: parents, police, teachers, umpires, mayors, judges, employers, duly constituted church leaders, etc.   In other words, we can learn a great deal about our submission to God by how we obey traffic laws, keep off the grass signs, coffee break time limits, homework assignments, work-time internet usage, parking laws, etc.  I find it very humbling indeed to realize that my submission to God is at least partially measured by the length of my coffee break, my disrespecting the country’s elected officials, my booing of the referee, my buckling the seat belt, my disposal of garbage in accordance to law, etc.  Ouch!!

A Celebration of Writers and Artists – Spring 2013

Join us for another year of a Celebration of Writers and Artists. Creative Communication is pleased to announce our Spring 2013 Essay, Poetry and Art Contests. Thousands in prizes and awards will be awarded to students and schools in your area. The Essay Contest divisions are: Grades 3-6, 7-9, and 1012, with 10 top winners in each division. To enter an essay, write between 100 and 250 words on any nonfiction topic. The deadline for the Essay Contest is February 19, 2013. The Poetry Contest divisions are: Grades K-3, 4-6, 7-9, and 10-12, with 10 top winners in each division. To enter a poem, submit one original poem in English, 21 lines or less. The deadline for the Poetry Contest is April 11, 2013. To submit your Essay or Poetry entry, you may enter online at: www. or mail your entry labeled Poetry Contest or Essay Contest to: 159 N Main, Smithfield, UT 84335. Please include the author’s name, address, city, state, and zip, current grade, school name, school address and teacher’s name. Selected entries of merit will be invited to be published in an anthology.

These are not contests where every entry is published. There is no entry fee to enter the contest or required purchase to be published. Teachers can qualify for a free book and win awards for the quality of their entries. To view the students in your area who were selected as winners in previous contests or to view the schools in your area who were awarded a $250 Language Arts Grant, go to: http://www.poeticpower. com/winner.php We are also sponsoring an art contest for students in grades K-12. Over $5000 in prizes will be awarded to students and their teachers. To enter, take a photo of your original art and go to to enter and for full contest information. The art contest deadline is April 9, 2013. If you have any questions, feel free to call (435) 713-4411.

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Big Buck Classic Winners

ABOVE LEFT - Adult division winner of Faith Baptist Church Big Buck Classic was Rance Simpson. He scored 158, 6/8. ABOVE RIGHT - Youth division winner of First Baptist Church Big Buck Classic was Kyla Patterson. She scored 108, 4/8. BELOW RIGHT - The youth division of the First Baptist Church included (from left) Noah Ruffin, Kyla Patterson, Trey Lacotts, Taylor Orman, Trey Lacotts, Caleb Price, and Landon Simpson.

DeWitt Middle School Band Weevil Welcome Days Set For Feb. 8 and 11

Front left to right Kelly Grammer, Paige Ikner, Allie Roush, Justice Freeman, Lauren Kemp, Camden Westfall, Back row Josh Huffman, Kevin Grammer, Noah Ward, Jonathon Weaver, Logan Watts, Jordan Davis, Haston McFerrin. Not pictured Morgan Punchard, Erica Amix, Anna Cunningham, Megan Grammer, and Bekah Wright.  

High school seniors and their parents will have a chance to visit the University of Arkansas at Monticello and learn more about college life during Weevil Welcome Days on Friday, Feb.8 and Monday, Feb. 11. The event will provide information on admission, scholarships, financial aid, how to select an academic major, athletics and student activities. Representatives from the UAM Colleges of Technology at Crossett and McGehee will be available to dis-

January Basketball Recap BY VALENYA FRANKS EDITOR

As a make up for the missed games, we are going to give a summary of the games that have happened this month. We apologize for the inconvenience. We will be covering all future senior home games and any input, photos, etc are welcome. January 8, 2013 DeWitt played Dumas in a home game. The score for the senior girls’ game was DeWitt 44 and Dumas 42 with winning point scored by Mimi Wansley. She was fouled on a rebound with 1.3 seconds left in the game. She was given a 1 in 1 shot and scored both bring the DeWitt score from 42 to 44, and winning the game. Mimi finished the game with 10 points for the game. Morgan Vaughn led top scores with 12 points for the game. “It was a great team effort!” Coach Peeks states. The score for the senior boys’ game was DeWitt 40 and Dumas 65. Leading shots were made by Leartist

Williams with 11 scored for the game. January 11, 2013 DeWitt played Lake Village in a home game. The score for the senior girls’ game was DeWitt 48 and Lake Village 36. Leading shots were made by Morgan Vaughn with 17 and Mimi Wansley with 15. The score for the senior boys’ game was DeWitt 40 and Lake Village 60. The leading shot were made by Tyren Robinson with 14 and Leartist William with 10. January 15, 2013 De-

Witt played Crossett in a home game. The score for the senior girls’ game was DeWitt 35 and Crossett 29. The leading shots were made by Morgan Vaughn with 12 scored in the game. The score for the senior boys’ game was DeWitt 56 and Crossett 58. The leading shots were made by Leartist Williams with 19 and Carter Raines with 11. January 18, 2103 DeWitt played Star City in an away game. The score for the senior girls’ game was DeWitt 24 and Star

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City 67. The score for the senior boys’ game was DeWitt 34 and Star City 62. Leading shots were made by Leartist Williams with 17 score in the game. Looks like a good start of the second half of the season. The senior girls’ records are 8 in 10, and 3 in 3 with the conference. The next home game will be covered with game information and photos.

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Dole or Fresh Selections Salad Blends Select Varieties, 5-12 oz

2$ for


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Kroger Night Time Flu & Cold

Hershey’s or Nestlé Candy Select Varieties, 2.1-5 oz King Size Bar or Nestlé 6 pks

With Card

With Card

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With Card

8 lb Bag

Kroger Bacon

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Braeburn or Fuji Apples

Jumbo Russet Potatoes

Moist & Tender, Bone-In, Value Pack


or Neosporin, Select Varieties, 6 ct or .5 oz



10$ for


With Card

With Card

Buy 10 SAVE $5 MIX & MATCH

Look for this tag on participating items

Instantly at checkout when you mix and match any 10 participating items with your shopper’s card

249¢ -50 ea

Tombstone Pizza

150¢ -50 ea


Coca-Cola, Pepsi or 7UP Select Varieties, 2 Liter



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23 24 25 26 27



28 29


99 ea


Kraft Singles Select Varieties, 16 ct


With Card




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SALE DATE: 7am Wednesday, January 23 thru Midnight Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Select Varieties, 18.1-27.7 oz or Red Baron Classic, 5.52-22.63 oz

199¢ -50

With Card

299¢ -50 ea

Edy’s Ice Cream or Turkey Hill, Select Varieties, 48 oz


249¢ -50

With Card

49 ea lb


Participating Items With Card


Wednesday 1/23 Era Enterprise 1252


Nabisco Snack Crackers Select Varieties, 5.5-10 oz or Ritz, 7.5-16 oz

With Card

199 ea


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DeWitt Era Enterprise  

DWE Jan. 24 Edition

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