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Buck Tacker and John Branch: East Poinsett County farmers of the 1940's
Posted Friday, February 5, at 2:30 PM
This is a true story of two men of two very fine families in the Marked Tree/Black Oak community during the 1940's and 1950's. During the time these two men were growing up, the only type of entertainment was a radio. Other than that, most of the young men played local baseball on "country" baseball teams. ...

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The United Cerebral Palsy Telethon
Posted Friday, January 29, at 2:00 PM

This past Sunday evening, on Jan. 24, the annual United Cerebral Palsy Telethon was aired on Channel 8 in Jonesboro. The telethon takes place on the Arkansas State University campus between 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. The funds for the event are raised by pledges from people in the Northeast Arkansas area. During the telethon, Channel 8 airs the broadcast throughout the day. The people of Channel 8 donate their time to make sure that the fundraising is a success...

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Louis Collier and Billy Joe Williams: professional men of Harrisburg
Posted Thursday, January 21, at 11:15 AM

For many, many years Collier/Jennings has been a business that many people have trusted. It all began with Mr. Louis Collier. He was a fine lawyer in Harrisburg spanning back to the 1950's. He was a great family man. He was a great community man. Last, but not least, he was one fine gentleman...

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Dorothy Maratin: Trumann leader of fine arts
Posted Thursday, December 31, at 12:10 PM

We can never truly appreciate fine arts until we see something in action. Fine arts include art and music. The music portion can be divided into portions of vocal and instrumental. This past month, we were very fortunate to see many special people in the music field help out tremendously inside of their communities. ...

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Buzzy Faulkner: unique politician and friend
Posted Friday, December 11, at 2:23 PM

This past week, we lost one of the most well-known politicians in Poinsett County. That person was our friend and past mayor of Harrisburg, Donnie "Buzzy" Faulkner. Buzzy was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. "Bud" Faulkner. He was a twin. He departed this life with two fine sons and his fine twin sister, Bonnie Faulkner Reddmann...

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John Booker and Betty Payne: our children's keepers
Posted Thursday, December 3, at 3:10 PM

Many times in the past, we have focused on special people that have been community volunteers, that have made Poinsett County a better place to live. They give of their time, freely, to help those that are in need. This week, since we are beginning to become very close to the Christmas season, I thought about the children within our county and community who ,in many cases, would not have a Christmas unless for the extra effort and care of two very special people. ...

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The holiday season in Poinsett County
Posted Thursday, November 12, at 2:10 PM

We are now getting very close to one of the most favorite seasons in our county. Once Halloween has passed, we can all start looking to Thanksgiving and then to Christmas. There is a feeling in the air that is not present at any other time of the year. ...

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Our fine funeral homes in Eastern Poinsett County
Posted Monday, October 26, at 9:50 AM

There is one type of business that, even though it saddens us at times to speak about, are funeral homes. At one time in our lives we must face the reality and sincere need for professional people in the funeral home business. Even though we do not always want to face the reality that comes with a death in our family, we must face this situation in the right frame of mind. ...

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The Rice Festival, Trumann Duck Festival, and the Parker Homestead
Posted Thursday, October 8, at 3:49 PM

These past two weekends, our citizens have had the chance to attend three big events. Two weekends ago, our festivals opened with the Cotton Pickin' Jubliee. The weather was beautiful in Marked Tree at Cypress Park. The entertainment was great. A local band headed by Greg Cochran and Bill McDaniel kept the crowd "Rocking and Rolling" all day long...

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Poinsett County passes double audit
Posted Thursday, October 1, at 3:54 PM

There was a time that the audit of local assessors offices consisted of one audit in September of each year by the Assessment Coordination Department in Little Rock. The audit during the 1970's until the 2015 year consisted of audits of personal property, business commercial property, and real market properties. These audits, basically, were a checking of the automobiles, inventory of commercial businesses, and sales analysis of market sales of both residential and commercial properties...

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Weiner's Johnny Hedge and Tommy Wofford: Poinsett County leaders and family men
Posted Thursday, September 24, at 2:56 PM

Most of us feel like there are certain qualities that make a person stand out during their lifetime. One of those qualities, if that person is a family man, would be a person that looked after his family and grandchildren. Also, that person should be very interested in the welfare of his neighbors and community. If that person is performing up and above their call, they are usually involved with a strong organization that is far reaching into the world of charity, of some type...

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John Stuckey, Matt and Little Jim Moon: born of agriculture
Posted Thursday, September 10, at 2:54 PM

We can speak of agriculture and its importance, but words cannot explain the importance of agriculture in Poinsett County. At one time, I tried to pinpoint the jobs, revenue, and impact on retail businesses that is created through agriculture in our area. ...

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Fall brings many events to county
Posted Thursday, September 3, at 3:08 PM

The end of September and early October is one of the most exciting times for many of our citizens. We have high school homecomings and are also rapidly approaching festivals. The cities of Harrisburg, Marked Tree, Lepanto, Tyronza (East Poinsett County School), and Trumann have football teams. ...

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The nostalgia of Lepanto
Posted Thursday, August 27, at 1:51 PM

When you enter the town of Lepanto, you can see an old "turn of the century" setting. The buildings that line Greenwood Avenue were built in the early 1900s. When you travel down Greenwood Avenue, those same original buildings have been restored as in the date that they were built. ...

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Terry Long: our veteran's servant
Posted Thursday, August 20, at 11:41 AM

There is an office that is of the utmost importance to our veterans and also for Poinsett County. The office of County Veteran Service is located in Harrisburg at the Poinsett County Courthouse Annexation Building. The official in charge is Terry Long of Trumann. ...

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County officials attend statewide seminar
Posted Thursday, August 13, at 4:16 PM

Two Poinsett County officials and one Quorum Court member attended the Association of Arkansas Counties Annual Conference last week. The meeting took place in Springdale, Ark., on Aug. 5-7. Poinsett County Treasurer Tammie Stanford, Poinsett County Assessor Johnny Rye, Jr., and Quorum Court member Elizabeth Schwarz (with S.P. ...

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The advantages of buying local
Posted Friday, August 7, at 12:10 PM

I can never forget the words of Marked Tree Mayor Mary Ann Arnold a few years back when she was a member of the Poinsett County Quorum Court. She made the statement that we all need to buy local on all possible goods. This statement was made over ten years ago, but it still holds true today. ...

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Ron and Donnie Taylor: Trumann's twins
Posted Friday, July 31, at 12:21 PM

When you look around the county and our cities, you can see community involvement, or you can see the lack of that involvement. It is a known fact that community involvement can be the cutting edge for a progressive county or a city. This is the case with the county and all of our cities in Poinsett County. ...

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Tommye Givens: Poinsett County's first female county official
Posted Friday, July 17, at 11:13 AM

We cannot help to believe that each and every county official is special to us. This is the case with all those from the Poinsett County's beginning until this present day. Poinsett County originated in 1839. There have been so many officials that have come and gone during the county's 176 of existence...

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Bar-b-que at the courthouse
Posted Tuesday, June 30, at 9:42 AM

We all have an event that will be occurring at the courthouse on July 1. We are going to have a big cookout, at noon, Wednesday, July 1. The cookout will be located at the city park, across from the courthouse, at the pavilion. This will be the third straight year that we have hosted this event. ...

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