Veteran speaks to Quorum Court
Poinsett County Veterans Service Officer Terry Long spoke to the Quorum Court at their monthly meeting on Monday, June 10, with an update on his office and the department of Veterans Affairs. With him was Robert Brashears, a retired Sgt. Major with 30 years in the Army and a certified VSO veterans officer. Long said Brashears has been a big help in running the office over the past year...
City, State Representatives honor Nichols at MT council meeting
Gail Nichols, wife of the late Wayne Nichols who passed away on May 5 during his first term as mayor of Marked Tree, received certificates of appreciation for her husband's service during the Marked Tree City Council's monthly meeting Monday. City Clerk Pam Wright presented Nichols with an In Memoriam plaque from the Arkansas House of Representatives while Interim Mayor Michael Scott presented her with a proclamation commending Wayne Nichols for his contributions to the community...
Darin Walton family named Poinsett County Farm Family of the Year
Twenty-five years ago, Darin Walton started farming on 60 acres of land. Today his operation has grown to encompass 2,340 acres, and he runs his own flying service. This year, the Darin Walton family of Trumann has been named as the Poinsett County Farm Family of the Year...
Trumann Grey vs Bay 'Lil Jackets at tournament held in Bay.
Tyronza hosts Stars and Stripes
Tyronza held the 11th annual Stars and Stripes Jubilee this past weekend with several in attendance. The jubilee kicked off with a dinner to honor veterans within the area. "We hold this dinner so that all of you can enjoy, reminisce, talk with old friends and even make new friends," said David Wood, chairman of the Veteran's Committee in Tyronza...
Eugene "Gene" DuVall
MARKED TREE -- Eugene "Gene" DuVall of Marked Tree passed away at the Flo & Phil Jones Hospice in Jonesboro June 11, 2013 at the age of 66. Mr. DuVall was a retired carpenter, served in the United States Army and was in the National Guard for 18 years. ...
Visitor's guide planned for Poinsett County
In recent economic development meetings, several people from all over the county have talked about the need for a Poinsett County visitor's guide. Now, such a guide is on the way to becoming a reality. Bridget Bean, Office Manager for the Poinsett County Democrat Tribune, has been meeting with people around the county to get a visitor's guide off the ground. ...
Trumann Chief talks seat belts
With a noticeable rise in seat belt violations, the Trumann Police Department has been advocating a more intense effort to educate residents about seat belts even before the "Click it or ticket" campaign launched on May 20. "I personally noticed that it was something that was approached in a relaxed way when I came here, and it definitely lacked enforcing," Henson said...
Law enforcement officer speaks to Lions
Lt. Brant Tosh from the Criminal Investigation Division for the Arkansas State Police educated the Lions Club last Thursday on the several different divisions and their role in the state police department. Tosh has served with CID for 16 years, with his career in law enforcement beginning at the age of 19. He received a 12 week training at a basic police academy, a 15 week training at the state academy, an associates degree in Criminal Justice and a bachelors of science degree...
Lepanto welcomes new officer
Mary Rolland recently joined the Lepanto Police Department as the city's first full-time female officer. Originally from Wynne, Ark., Rolland holds a degree in Criminal Justice and worked for the Marianna Police Department before coming to Lepanto. Rolland got into law enforcement for several reasons. ...
Tyronza Stars and Stripes is this weekend
The Tyronza Stars and Stripes Jubilee will be held on June 6, 7 and 8. The jubilee will begin with a carnival provided by Johnson's Rides and Concession on Thursday, June 6. The schedule for June 7 and 8 are as follows: June 7 *6 p.m.-7 p.m. Veteran's Dinner (EPC School Cafeteria)...
Winners of the 1st Annual Fishin' the Ridge Crappie and Bream tournamant held at Lake Poinsett.
Samantha Renee Hale, 23, of Jonesboro, passed away on Friday, May 31, 2013 at her home. She was born July 28, 1989 in Jonesboro. Samantha was a 2007 graduate of JHS. She was a 2012 graduate of ASU receiving her B.S. degree in chemistry and was a member of the Delta Zeta Sorority. She was of the Protestant belief. Samantha loved spending time at the beach, and loved animals and kids. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Bud Deiss and maternal grandmother, Sylvia Jones...
Bella Pearl Gray
Bella Pearl Gray was born May 21, 2013 at St. Bernard's Hospital to Gary Gray and Susan Tyler of Lepanto. She weighed 5 pounds 10. 5 ounces and was 19 inches long. Her siblings are Alison Tyler, 14, Abigail Sanders, 11, and Cody Gray, 19. Her grandparents are Charles and Kathy Tyler of Lepanto and Jerry and Carolyn Gray of Brookland. Great grandparents are Janice and Paul Tyler, Luther and Pearl Laden, Charlie and Anna Bragg, and Jimmy and Betty Gray...
Asher Emeterio Salinas
Luis and Barbara Salinas, of Lepanto, are the proud parents of a 5 pound 15 ounce son born May 20, 2013 at St. Bernard's Hospital in Jonesboro. They chose the name Asher Emeterio Salinas. He has one 2 year old sister, Johannah. Grandparents are Ricky and June Smith and Heriberto and Benita Salinas, all of Lepanto. Johnny and Doris Smith of Lepanto and Maria Guadalupoe Salinas of Mexico are the great grandparents...
Henry Clay Secrease, Sr.
TRUMANN - Mr. Henry Clay Secrease, Sr., 92, of Trumann died Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at the family residence. He was born in Koshkonong, MO and lived most of his lifetime in Trumann. Mr. Secrease was retired from Singer Mfg., a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, a former city councilman and a member of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church. Mr. Secrease was preceded in death by three sisters, four brothers and his parents, Samuel and Ollie Holloway Secrease...
James Andrew Kilgore, of Trumann, died May 31, 2013 at the age of 53. Mr. Kilgore was born to Willie Jo and Dorothy Kilgore in Marked Tree. He was a mechanic and of the Pentecostal Faith. He was preceded in death by his mother and two brothers David Wayne and Danny Jo. ...
JONESBORO - Mr. Forrest Calvin DuVall 79, of Jonesboro, died Saturday, June 1, 2013 at the family residence. He was born in Atkins, Ark., to the late Wade Lawrence and Zettie Virden DuVall, was a carpenter and of the Baptist faith. Mr. DuVall was preceded in death by his wife, Deloris Ann DuVall; three brothers; five sisters and his parents...
Williams shares heroic story with Lion's Club
Freddy Williams, a Detective Sgt. for the Criminal Investigation Division of the Marion Police Department, spoke to the Lion's Club last week with an interesting and heroic story. On Jan. 30, 2003, Williams, 36 at the time, sustained a gunshot wound to his face, right above his left cheekbone, after a routine traffic stop...
Four to run for mayor in special election
Four candidates have filed to run for the position of Marked Tree mayor in a special election to be held in August. Mary Ann Arnold, Dixon Chandler, Cleo Johnson, Jr. and James E. Williams have all filed to run for the position. Arnold served as a Justice of the Peace for 22 years, Johnson has served on the city council for 50 years and Chandler is a former mayor of Marked Tree...
Lectri-Flo opens in Trumann
Lectri-Flo, a manufacturer of electric irrigation systems, officially opened its new facility in Trumann last week. The Trumann Chamber of Commerce, Trumann Industrial Development Commission, and the City hosted the grand opening of the facility in the Leon Massey Industrial Park Wednesday, May 22...
Weiner comes together as family
The Charlotte Wright cafeteria was full of Weiner alumni in an emotional celebration of the High School on Thursday night. Five speakers and the principal spoke about their memories of being a Cardinal and how the community of Weiner impacted their lives...
Veterans honored during Memorial Day service
This year's Memorial Day service at Trumann's American Legion Memorial Park was especially heartwarming as local soldiers from the recently returned 1039th Engineer Company were present. The American Legion presented certificates of appreciation to Staff Sgt. James Duboise, Specialist Kyle Barboza, and Sgt. 1st Class Greg Whitlock, all of the 1039th. The Legion also honored WWII veteran Walter Sims with a certificate of appreciation for 50 years of service in the American Legion...
Woods inks with Ecclesia College
Jay-Ryan Woods signs his letter of intent to play baseball for Ecclesia College in Springdale.