Lady 'Cats victorious in tourney opener
Trumann pulled away from Bay late in the first period and never looked back as the Lady Wildcats posted a 63-33 win over the Lady Yellowjackets in the opening round of the girls Pre-Holiday tournament this past Monday in Bay. The teams played pretty evenly for the first five and a half minutes with neither team going up by more that two. ...
EPC falls to Bearden in state quarterfinals
EPC (12-1) had the ball twice inside the Bearden 20-yard line and twice inside the 10-yard line but couldn't come away with points as the Bears ended the Warriors season with a 14-0 win in the quarterfinal round of the Class 2A state football playoffs in Lepanto this past Friday...
Big second half carries Bay past Trumann
Trumann came out on fire and Bay looked like the young team they are falling behind 26-15 at the half. The second half Bay looked like the Yellowjackets of old as they outscored Trumann 11-3 in the third period on their way to a 47-38 win over the Wildcats...
Teague has first day in court as Marked Tree city attorney
The Marked Tree City Council elected Jobi Teague as the new city attorney in the November monthly meeting. Teague was sworn in Friday, Nov. 22. His first day working for the city in court was Thursday, Nov. 26. "I know all of these people, and I know their backgrounds," Teague said. "I'm inclined to really do a good job."...
Mayor looks back on great year
The year 2013 has been successful and progressive for the city of Trumann, according to Mayor Sheila Walters. She shared some of the successes the city has experienced, many dealing with the beautification and development of Trumann. "Our city has been very fortunate. While other cities have had financial hardships, the city of Trumann has remained financially stable," Walters said...
Ladies of EPC pay it forward
The Ladies of EPC are ready to spread some holiday cheer. They have kicked off the holiday season by taking part in adopting an angel through The Salvation Army's Angel Tree Program. Angel tree matches donors with children from qualified families unable to provide gifts and clothing to their children during the holidays. For many donors, the personal connection to a child in the community has become a special tradition...
Lady Indians cruise past EPC
EPC opened the game with a three-pointer and that would be their only lead of the night as the Marked Tree Lady Indians opened a 13 point lead after the opening period on their way to a 68-43 2A-3 conference win last Monday in Marked Tree. Alyson Phillips drained a three-pointer from the left wing to open the scoring and give EPC an early 3-0 lead with 7:10 left in the opening period. ...
Checkerboard hosts Open House
Checkerboard Fine Gifts in Trumann hosted their 17th Annual Open House on Sunday, Dec. 1. Owner Tina Adams-Middleton said about 150 were present at the event. Middleton and her husband, Kevin, treated customers to samples of their gourmet food products and a sale...
EPC advances to quarterfinals with big win over Hazen
The Hazen Hornets made their second trip to Lepanto this past Friday. The first was in week three of the regular season, the second was the second round of the Class 2A state football playoffs. The result was the same as EPC used another strong defensive performance to post a 34-14 win and advance to the quarterfinal round of the playoffs...
Lady Indians top Rector in overtime thriller
Four periods of play wasn't enough to crown a winner as Marked Tree and Rector had to play an extra four minute to produce a winner. The Lady Indians outscored the Lady Cougars 9-4 to post a 53-48 2A-3 conference win last Thursday in Marked Tree. Marked Tree jumped out to an 8-0 lead as Kambria Marshall, Jay Perry and Dez Reel all had a basket with Lexi Perry knocking down two free throws with just over four minutes to play. ...
Red Wolves hold on for win over Georgia State
Arkansas State (7-4, 5-1 Sun Belt) got back to back scores from their defense and teams to start the third quarter before denying Georgia State (0-11, 0-6) to score the tying two-point conversion as Arkansas State held on for a 35-33 win over the Panthers this past Saturday at Liberty Bank Stadium...
Multiple charges against suspect in officer-involved shooting
A convicted felon shot by a Trumann police officer faces multiple felony charges in connection with the Oct. 22 incident. Jacob A. Brown, 22, of Trumann was arrested on suspicion of and charged with four counts of aggravated assault, possession of a firearm by certain persons, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, fleeing, simultaneous possession drugs and firearms, and criminal trespass according to Trumann Police Chief Chad Henson...
Girls conduct neighborhood food drive
In the spirit of the holidays, five girls from Trumann spent the last week fulfilling a mission to gather food for those in need for Thanksgiving. Shannon Bruner, grandmother of one of the girls, London White, said she had seen the idea online. It sparked an interest in White after talking with her grandmother about how blessed they are as a family to never have to wonder about their next meal...
Jobi Teague was sworn in Nov. 22 as Marked Tree City Attorney by Judge Phillip Whiteaker, who sits on the Court of Appeals in Little Rock. (DT Photo/Christina Shipman)
Rusher pleads guilty
Former Trumann Police Chief Tony Rusher has pleaded guilty to a drug charge that allows him to avoid a prison sentence. Rusher pleaded guilty to fraudulent practices concerning controlled substances when he and his attorney Steve Inboden of Trumann appeared before Judge John Fogleman in Harrisburg Nov. ...
NOT THAT YOU ASKED
Sorry I missed last week, but it has been a really hectic time for my family and me. On November 9 my uncle traveled to Memphis with friends to see West Side Story at the Orpheum. When they stopped to pick up someone else, he apparently had a stroke, fell back and hit his head on a brick sidewalk and suffered a traumatic brain injury...
The Honor Wall / Fold 3
What is Fold 3? Fold 3 provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personnel documents of the men and women who have served this country.Original records at Fold 3 help you discover and share stories about these everyday heroes, forgotten soldiers, and the families that supported them.On Fold 3, you can combine records found on the site with what you have in your own albums and shoeboxes to create an online memorial for someone who served...
HOW IMPORTANT IS HISTORY?
Every leader and every country in the world before us has made mistakes. Many times, it takes mistakes and in turn learning from those mistakes, and making corrections for decisions we are presently experiencing. The Roman Empire stood for many years, but failed due to not correcting the mistakes they made in the past. ...
Dabney found not guilty
Marked Tree attorney Mike Dabney was found not guilty of charges of battery and false imprisonment at a trial in Harrisburg Oct. 24. District Judge Shannon Langston, Mississippi County District judge from Blytheville, presided over the trial after Judge Ron Hunter stepped aside to avoid a conflict of interest. ...
MT school board works to promote better teaching
With the Common Core Standards well underway among various other changes in the educational system, the Marked Tree School Board approved the purchase of a subscription to PD 360, an online professional development tool for teachers. "It's an on-demand online professional development component for the whole district to use," said Thompson...
Mills shows appreciation at 17th annual chili supper
Poinsett County Sheriff Larry Mills welcomed a large crowd of Poinsett County residents to his 17th annual chili supper on Nov. 13. The cold weather did not keep friends and co-workers away. The tables were set up in the large corridor at the jail. Bowls of the steaming hot chili that Mills had made that day were served along with the homemade cakes made by the ladies...
Warriors win state playoff opener
The EPC Warriors (11-0) and ranked #2 in Class 2A, cruised to a 48-14 first round win over Mineral Springs in the Class 2A state football playoffs in Lepanto this past Friday. EPC got the ball first and drove down to the Hornets 38-yard line before turning the ball over on downs as Aaron Scales' pass to brother Byron fell incomplete with 9:54 left.. ...
Honoring a great!
Former Trumann High School great Angela Adams Flippo was honored at Wildcat Madness this past Friday.
Marked Tree ousted by Carlisle in opening round of playoffs
Carlisle raced out to a 24-0 lead in the first quarter and the Indians couldn't recover as Marked Tree lost to Carlisle 38-6 in the opening round of the Class 2A state football playoffs this past Friday in Carlisle. The Indians finished their season at 6-5...
Lady Hornets sting Lady 'Cats
Peyton Carter scored 21 points for Harrisburg as the Lady Hornets ran their record to 3-0 on the season with a 58-39 over the Lady Wildcats who were playing their season opener. Harrisburg jumped out to a 4-0 lead before Shutavain Jones got Trumann on the board with a pair of free throws to make it 4-2. ...