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Monday, Oct. 20, 2014
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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THE IMPORTNACE OF OUR CHURCHES
Posted Wednesday, April 16, at 10:55 AM

We all know that there is a great need for our under privileged people in our county for food and clothing. Our local Department of Human Services plays a big part of in the need for food, but by the wayside many people are left without food and clothing in certain situation. ...

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Police Personnel and Firefighters
Posted Wednesday, February 26, at 10:24 AM

There are a couple of groups that never receive the recognition that is properly due. These fine people are our policemen and firefighters. We do appreciate these fine people and every now and then you will see awards in our media concerning achievements that they have made on behalf of our communities. We do need these special people recognized but, there is no way that we can repay each and every one of those men for all that they do for our communities...

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County and city governments
Posted Friday, March 29, at 12:32 PM

Across the entire state of Arkansas, county and state governments have experienced a change in the revenue streams. The revenue streams, especially within the property tax and the sales tax, in most of our counties, have taken a big hit due to the recession. The recession has caused people to slow down on their buying...

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Creating our history book
Posted Friday, January 25, at 1:07 PM

I never have attempted to write a book. There are people, who in my opinion, should be given praise for the many thoughts and ideas that it takes to undertake such a project. It is a long process in many cases. Much time is made and given to the project of attempting the process of any book, and can you imagine how hard it would be, especially when you speak of history, the time consumed can become a major portion of that person's life...

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Vietnam Wall coming to Tyronza
Posted Friday, January 18, at 1:43 PM

There was a saying by Christ that has always stuck with me. He once said, "No greater thing can one do is to lay down his life for his friends". This is the case of all of our military from the Revolutionary War, through the Civil War, World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, and Iraq through the Afghanistan conflict...

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