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Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014
OUR PARADES ARE COMING
Posted Tuesday, December 2, at 2:25 PM
We have come to that time of the year that our holiday seasons are beginning. This is the time of year that all of our communities and families get together. It is a time for holiday community spirit and the gathering of our families that, in some cases, have not had a chance to see each other for this entire year...

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The Election
Posted Wednesday, November 19, at 1:58 PM

This past week we witnessed an election that affected the political field from the federal level all the way down to the city field. City government is political, but, is not operated on the political party election level. On that city level we did see changes, even in our own county...

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OUR PRESENT QUORUM COURT
Posted Wednesday, November 5, at 10:38 AM

There is the legislative body in each county in Arkansas. This legislative body is known as the "Quorum Court." There are many duties of the court. They meet each month, discuss problems and search for answers for our county. There are also a few committees, formed within the court, that handle specified portions of county government and report back to the entire court. A few of these committees are the road committee, jail committee, personnel committee and the finance committee...

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FALL HAS ARRIVED IN POINSETT COUNTY
Posted Wednesday, October 29, at 11:52 AM

One of the most beautiful times of year has arrived in our county. The crops have been beautiful and our farmers are right on the ending portion of getting their crops out. The trees are beginning to turn colors and the scene, from end to end of the county, is looking beautiful...

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WEINER RICE FESTIVAL
Posted Thursday, October 23, at 12:43 PM

One of the oldest events in our county, the Weiner Rice Festival, is falling this Saturday, October 4th. This is an event that is very important to our county. Not only does this affect our county, it affects Arkansas and the entire United States. Many people do not know that Poinsett County is the top rice producer in the state of Arkansas and Arkansas is the top rice producer in the United States. We are very proud of the fact that this festival has always been held in our county...

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OUR TERRAPIN DERBY: TURN THOSE TURTLES LOOSE
Posted Tuesday, October 7, at 12:47 PM

The most attended event in Poinsett County will occur this coming Saturday, October 4, in Lepanto. The "Terrapin Derby" is the oldest county event in our county. The "Terrapin Derby" began in the early 1930's and has grown since its origination. The event is centered around the "Great Terrapin Race" that began in the early 1930's...

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THE COTTON PICKIN' JUBILEE
Posted Monday, October 6, at 12:12 PM

We are quickly approaching Marked Tree's "Cotton Pickin" Jubilee". This festival actually began in the early 1980's. The date for the festival is September 27th. The setting for the event will be in Cypress Park located off of Highway 63 B, across from the Dairy Freeze. Most years, the crowd will start coming in around 10:00 a.m...

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POINSETT COUNTY PASSES ASSESSMENT RATIO
Posted Wednesday, September 17, at 10:07 AM

Turn-back funding is one of the most important funding mechanisms within all of our taxing units within our county. The funding is based on audits performed each year by the Assessment Coordination Department for each Assessor's Office in our state. ...

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POINSETT COUNTY'S EQUALIZATION BOARD
Posted Wednesday, September 10, at 10:30 AM

Many people are not acquainted with the equalization boards in their county. This board is an extension of assessment process of the county. The board hears, from time to time, complaints and possible adjustments in property valuation to help bring about a total equalization of all personal and real estate within a county. In the case of Poinsett County, the total of property that is being equalized is approximately 275,000,000 in valuation...

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Two Great Physicians -- Verser and McDaniel
Posted Wednesday, September 10, at 10:29 AM

You know, it seems like only yesterday that two fine men, Dr. Joe Verser and Dr. L.A. McDaniel were the doctors that we all looked to in time of our times of illness. Ironically, one of the doctors practiced on the west end of our county and another practiced on our east side. Both played a big part in making sure that all of our sick were taken care and at the same time were very active in our communities...

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Annual Conference
Posted Wednesday, September 10, at 10:29 AM

Local officials of Poinsett County attended the annual Association of Arkansas Counties Conference this past week, August 20-22. The attendees from Poinsett County were Judge Charles Nix, Assessor Johnny Rye, Jr., County Clerk Fonda Condra, County Treasurer Tammye Sanders, Justice Jeff Jones and Justice Harold Blackwood. Also attending were Mrs. Charles Nix and Mrs. Jeff Jones...

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LET THE EVENTS BEGIN
Posted Wednesday, September 10, at 10:27 AM

This week begins our season for events. The Poinsett County Fair is going now in full swing. The fair actually began Tuesday and will extend through this Saturday. This is an event that can be enjoyed by all citizens of our county. There is no admission for any of the days of the fair. ...

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Jimmy Frazier/Captain Lovell Great Ministers and Public Servants
Posted Wednesday, September 10, at 10:27 AM

For the past fifty years, there have been many ministers that not only served as ministers, but, have also performed many great deeds, that have helped not only within their churches but also within their communities and Poinsett County. Two of those ministers were Captain Lovell, who has helped many families, over a period of many years. ...

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GREAT WEATHER EFFECTS FARMERS AND CITIZENS
Posted Wednesday, September 10, at 10:26 AM

Hasn't this been one different July compared with any July that we have experienced with our weather? Through the years, I do not ever remember a July that has had this amount of rain. Also, I do not remember a July that the temperatures have been as low as this year. Our weather has an impact on all of the citizens of our county. Extreme heat causes stress to our general citizens and also affects our farmers in detrimental way...

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Trumann fine arts council banquet is success
Posted Wednesday, September 10, at 10:25 AM

Trumann fine arts council banquet is success The Trumann Fine Arts Council had their annual banquet on July 17. Just like last year, the recreation building of the First Baptist Church, was the setting for this yearly event. The monies raised for this event go directly to the Trumann Fine Arts Council. The council promotes local talent and also outside talents, such as the "Rockabilly Concert" that occurred a few years ago...

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OUR COUNTY FAIR IS COMING
Posted Wednesday, September 10, at 10:23 AM

Here is one great event that you will not want to miss. The Poinsett County Fair is once again coming to our county. This is one of the oldest events in Poinsett County. The dates this year are set for August 12-16. The admission is free. The only charge collected at the gate is only for an arm band. The arm band, which is very low in price, will give a purchaser the entire night to ride all of the rides at the fair...

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Untitled
Posted Wednesday, May 14, at 10:36 AM

The Farming Begins By Johnny Rye, Jr. Poinsett County Assessor After one of the longest winters in recent history, it looks like the weather has changed and the farmers are making moves to prepare the land for planting. Farming in Poinsett County is tough work, but, we have farmers that have the desire to produce some of the finest crops in the United States...

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Untitled
Posted Wednesday, May 14, at 10:34 AM

COUNTY CORNER SPECIAL PEOPLE PERFORM SPECIAL FUNCTIONS By JOHNNY RYE Poinsett County Assessor Every city in our county has at least one big project that takes place within their community. Those projects are usually a very important function to each community. Our cities, in most cases, are not large in population. This is why it is so important that our citizens to volunteer to help the county and their own particular community...

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Harrisburg Chamber Auction and Banquet and Tyronza "Stars and Stripes" Auction and Bar-B-Que Both Successful
Posted Wednesday, April 16, at 10:57 AM

The Harrisburg Chamber Auction took place last Friday night and the Tyronza Bar-B-Que Auction followed last Saturday night. Both events were very successful and also the funds raised went to very good causes. The Harrisburg Chamber Auction raised in the neighborhood of $9,000. ...

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THE WEINER "PIG ROAST"
Posted Wednesday, April 16, at 10:56 AM

The place to be Saturday, March 29 was Weiner. A crowd of over 700 made the showing for the Weiner "Pig Roast". This event was very organized and the food was great. The "Pig Roast" was organized by Sharon Turman and Michelle Cadle. The cost per person was $20. ...

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