Bises named Poinsett County Farm Family of the Year
The Keith Bise family of Weiner are this year's Farm Family of the Year for Poinsett County. Keith and his wife Kristi have two sons, Ethan and Avery. And this weekend, they will welcome a new member to the family as Ethan will be marrying Hunter Clampit...
Marked Tree School District racks up awards
For the last few years, the Marked Tree School District has received several awards for outstanding educational performance from the Office for Education Policy. This year is no different as High School Principal Matt Wright informed the Marked Tree School Board this week the district has racked up 12 OEP awards for the 2015-2016 school year...
Lions hear update on Health Center
Cherry Thompson, Chief Operating Office of East Arkansas Family Health Center (EAFHC), was the guest speaker last week for the Trumann Lions Club. Loretta Hodge, with the Trumann Family Health Center, was also present to assist Thompson. Thompson has been with EAFHC for 11 years, having worked as the HIV/AIDS Program Manager for six and a half years before taking over as the COO. "Not many can go to work and make a positive impact on lives. I get to do that every day," Thompson said...
Columbia Forest Products celebrates 30 years in Trumann
Last week, the staff of Columbia Forest Products celebrated the facility's 30th year in Trumann with a cookout at the Community House. Columbia Forest Products is employee-owned, and the Trumann location employs close to 100 people. According to plant manager Rick Hammers, the Trumann facility will ship enough plywood this year that, if put end to end, it would measure 2,100 miles...
Marked Tree Chamber set to launch shop local campaign
The Marked Tree Chamber of Commerce decided to proceed with the shop local campaign at their monthly meeting Tuesday. Chamber president Brittney Smallwood had several samples of signs for those to attendance to vote on for. The signs will go in front businesses prompting citizens to "Love Where You Live--Shop Local." The group picked the one they liked best, and the signs will be ordered. ...
Mighty Kids Brawl Tournament
Delta 10 and 11 year old All-Stars both take second place at tournament in Marked Tree.
AGFC modifies proposals for CWD management
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AGFC) heard modified proposals in hopes of slowing the spread of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in Arkansas. The commission was presented the first proposal at their May 19 meeting. The following modified proposals will be voted on at a special meeting of the AGFC on June 24. ...
Elden "Peavine" Gartman
TRUMANN - Mr. Elden Henry "Peavine" Gartman, of Trumann died Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro at the age of 88. Mr. Gartman was born Thursday, July 14, 1927 in Jonesboro and lived most of his lifetime in Trumann. He was a WWII Army veteran, owned and operated Gartman's Service Station and a member of The Church of God. He was preceded in death by one great-grandson, Slade Gartman; three brothers; and his parents, Lee and Betty Stahl Gartman...
Chief Henson talks Trumann crime stats
(Editor's Note: This is part one of a two-part series on crime statistics and crime prevention.) So why does Trumann rank so high on those online lists of the state's most dangerous cities? According to Trumann Police Chief Chad Henson, it has a lot to do with the way FBI crime statistics are reported, the way certain crimes are classified, and inaccurate population counts which give an inaccurate picture of how dangerous a community like Trumann really is...
Marked Tree Council to donate Carver Gym
After over a year of debate about what to do with the Carver Gym, the Marked Tree City Council approved donating the gym to two Marked Tree natives Monday night. The council heard three presentations from individuals interested in the gym and voted to donate Carver Gym to brothers Jeremy and Jarmel Bell. The two run Bell's Education and The Quote, a program and nonprofit organization focused on character education and academic achievement...
Summer martial arts program started in Trumann
For kids--and adults--who are looking for something fun to do this summer, Action ATA Martial Arts of Jonesboro is doing a summer martial arts program at the Trumann Recreation Complex. ATA (American Taekwondo Association) Jonesboro is run by the Gonzalez family: Masters Eduardo and Carolina, son Santiago, and daughter Angeles. ...
Baseball and softball teams were in action this past weekend.
EPC duo garner All-American selections at cheer camp.
Kody Redman and Cobey Riddle showed their golf skills this past weekend.
Local team goes 16-0 on season.
TRUMANN - Mrs. Patsy Ann "Nan" Toone, 73, of Trumann departed this life on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro. Mrs. Toone was born Sunday, January 31, 1943 in Greenfield, Ark., and had lived most of her lifetime in Trumann. She was a secretary for Roach Mfg., and a member of the Calvary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Larry Wendell Toone; one son, Bryan Toone and her parents, J.V and Georgia Cook Gray...
New restaurant opens in downtown Harrisburg
Since opening on May 27, business has been booming at Gavin's Downtown. The restaurant in downtown Harrisburg is a family affair, co-owned by siblings Mindy Grubbs and Hunter Zirbel. Mindy's youngest son Gavin, for whom the restaurant is named, also helps out as a host...
Douglas Moore among eight to be inducted into inaugural Army ROTC Hall of Fame
Eight alumni of Arkansas State University's Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program who went on to exceptional military and civilian service careers are being inducted into the U.S. Army Cadet Command Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony is Friday, June 10, at Fort Knox, Ky. Among them is Douglas Moore of Marked Tree...
Weaver gives update on Stepping Stone Sanctuary
Jeff Weaver, pastor at First United Methodist Church in Trumann, spoke to the Trumann Lions Club last week and gave an update on Stepping Stone Sanctuary. Stepping Stone is a shelter for those who are in need or are going through tough times, Weaver said. ...
Criswell awarded diploma while deployed
Matthew Criswell, 26, of Payneway, is a student in the Residential Construction Carpentry program at Crowley's Ridge Technical Institute in Forrest City. Criswell is also known as Sgt. Matthew Criswell of the Arkansas Army National Guard unit based in Hot Springs. He was slated to graduate from the CRTI Residential Construction Carpentry program on June 16, but has been deployed to serve with a Medical Unit in Guatemala before CRTI's Graduation ceremony...
Bay nips Trumann 2-1 in baseball action
Trumann jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first inning before Bay tied it in the second, took the lead in the fourth and held on for a 2-1 five inning win in high school extended season baseball action this past Tuesday in Bay. Cade Gartman singled to start the game and advanced to second on a passed ball before Terran Blanchard walked. ...
Collins Racing does it again
The second annual MARS (Mid-America Racing Syndicate) Invasion was recently held at the Eagle's Nest Raceway in Horn Lake, MS. A pair of Trumann drivers took first and second place in the event. Ben Collins took top honors as he drove his B7 machine to victory lane. ...
Local players compete in tournaments in Trumann and Jonesboro.
TRUMANN - Mrs. Justene McAnally Mitchell passed away Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at Jonesboro Health Care Center in Jonesboro, Ark., at the age of 85 years. She was born Saturday, June 28, 1930 in Tupelo, Miss., and had lived most of her lifetime in Trumann, Ark. ...
It's a girl for Cureka Vanburn and Quincy Jackson of Jonesboro and the couple's daughter has been named Angel Renea Holy Jackson. She arrived on Friday, June 3, 2016 at St. Bernards Medical Center weighing 5-pounds, 5-ounces. Angel has two siblings, Kuresyia Renea Qylia Jackson, 5 and Quinserika Renea Unique Jackson, 1. Grandparents are Deborah Jackson of La., and Cassandra Wilson of Jonesboro...