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Trumann Lions holding annual BBQ Saturday (10/24/14)
The Bill Teague Barbecue, Trumann Lions Club's 38th annual barbecue, will this Saturday. The barbecue is one of the Trumann Lions Club's biggest fundraisers of the year with all proceeds going toward eye glasses, eye surgery, and job training for the blind and visually impaired...
EPC handed first loss of season (10/23/14)
EPC (6-1, 3-1 2A-3) and Cross County met this past Friday night in a battle of undefeated teams in the 2A-3 conference. The Warriors jumped out early scoring on their first possession, but it was all Thunderbirds from there on as Cross County posted a 36-8 win in Lepanto...
Junior Warriors blank county rivals (10/23/14)
The Junior Warriors defense was stingy as their offense was plentiful as EPC downed county rival Marked Tree 28-0 last Thursday in Lepanto. Marked Tree received the opening kick-off before being forced to punt on their first possession. The Junior Warriors ground game cranked out the yardage with Alex Benton capping off the drive with a nine yard touchdown run. ...
Dye's big outing paces 'Cats - County football roundup (10/23/14)
Trumann's (2-5, 1-3 4A-3) defense stopped Harrisburg's (1-6, 0-4) final drive of the game to preserve a 44-39 4A-3 conference win this past Friday in Trumann. Grayson Dye had a huge night for the Wildcats as he rushed for 301 yards and four touchdowns. Dalton Carter added 71 yards on the ground with a touchdown as Garrett Woods added 51 yards rushing. Willie Moore had a touchdown run as the Wildcats ran for 446 yards on the night...
Trumann and Harrisburg advance in NEA YFL playoffs (10/23/14)
Trumann (#1 NE) and Harrisburg (#3 SW) both advanced to the semi-finals with wins this past weekend in the opening round of NEA YFL post-season playoffs in Hoxie. Trumann downed Hoxie (#4 SW) 20-6 and Harrisburg downed Earle 16-12 in the Cotton Bowl division. EPC (# 3 SE) could not find an answer for Newport offensively or defensively as their seasn ended with a 36-0 loss in the Super Bowl division...
Judy Hood (10/23/14)
EARLE -- Judy Ann Hood, 60, of Earle passed away October 16, 2014 at her home. Mrs. Hood was a homemaker and formerly lived in Tyronza where she was born. She was a member of the Barton Chapel in Tyronza. Mrs. Hood was preceded in death by her husband Ronnie Hood; one grandson, Sterling Hood; and one brother Eddie Gann. ...
Floyd "Ed" Fortson (10/23/14)
TRUMANN - Mr. Floyd Edward "Ed" Fortson, 80, of Trumann died Saturday, October 18, 2014 at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. He was born May 30, 1934 in Harrisburg and had lived most of his lifetime in Trumann. Mr. Fortson was a retired Union Organizer for the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, and a member of the Eastside Baptist Church. ...
Loyd Horton (10/23/14)
HARRISBURG - Mr. Loyd Eugene Horton, of Harrisburg, departed this life Tuesday, October 14, 2014, at the Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro, at the age of 83. He was born January 16, 1931 in Egypt, Arkansas, the son of Joseph Horton and Louie Banks Horton...
Brack - Davis Reunion (10/23/14)
The annual Brack-Davis family reunion was held in Trumann Sept 13 with 45 descendents attending. Five generations of the Brack family were represented. Shown in the front row from the L. are Robert Davis, Phyllis Brack Roberts, James Brack, and Mary Brack. From the Left in the back row are Geraldine Brack Gann, Katherine Brack Davis, Donald Brack, Betty Brack and Johnny Roberts. Six of the seven Brack children were at the reunion. Photo provided...
Vivian McGhee (10/23/14)
LEPANTO -- Vivian Fay McGhee died at Three Rivers Nursing Home in Marked Tree October 8, 2014. Mrs. McGhee, 81, was from Lepanto and was born in Casa, Ark. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith, loved gardening and had been a resident of Lepanto for 60 years. ...
Edith Craig (10/23/14)
TRUMANN - Mrs. Edith Madeline Craig, of Trumann, died October 11, 2014 at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro at the age of 90. She was born in Mountain View, Ark. to the late James Alonzo and Dessie Alberta Richardson McIntire. Mrs. Craig lived most of her lifetime in Trumann, was a housewife and a member of the Melton Avenue Church of Christ. ...
Virginia Penna (10/23/14)
TRUMANN - Mrs. Virginia Hare Penna of Trumann died October 11, 2014 at St. Elizabeth Place in Jonesboro at the age of 82. Mrs. Penna was born in Prentiss County, Miss., but had lived most of her lifetime in Trumann. She was retired from Salant & Salant and Trumann Public School District and a member of Central Missionary Baptist Church in Trumann. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ludie M. Penna, Sr.; one son, Chris Penna; two brothers, Bill Hare and LeRoy Hare and her parents...
Billye J. Marr (10/23/14)
CORDOVA, TENN. - Billye J. Marr, 87, of Cordova, Tenn. unexpectedly went to be with the Lord Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. She was born in Marked Tree November 11, 1926 to Wylie and Opal (Estes) Dye.Billye graduated from Marked Tree High School in 1945. The Dye family lived in Marked Tree from 1917 until Opal's death in 1970 and was members of First Baptist Church...
Susan Thompson (10/23/14)
COLT - Mrs. Susan Hendrix Thompson of Colt, Ark., died September 28, 2014 at UAMS in Little Rock, Ark., at the age of 53. She was born in Jonesboro and had lived in Colt for the past ten years and was formerly of Trumann and Jonesboro. She was a retired secretary and a member of Smith Chapel Baptist Church in Colt. Mrs. Thompson was preceded in death by one brother, Charles B. Hendrix, Jr. and her father, Charles Buford Hendrix, Sr...
Marked Tree council approves rail spur repairs (10/22/14)
After much discussion, the Marked Tree City Council voted 7-1 in favor of accepting a bid of over $44,000 to do railroad track repairs to the spur next to Snyder Crown. During the discussion, Alderman Shane Glenn, who voted against the ordinance, asked about the possibility of deeding the spur to Snyder Crown and having them pay for the repairs. "What does the city get out of it?" Glenn said. "I just don't see that the city needs to foot the whole bill."...
Tyronza accepts offer on police car, discusses welcome sign (10/21/14)
Among the items on this month's agenda, the Tyronza City Council accepted a offer on selling a police car, and discussed plans for welcome signs and grant money. The city has been trying to sell one of its police cars after numerous problems including the engine blowing out. ...
TAPS holds "Strut Your Mutt" fundraiser (10/21/14)
The Trumann Arkansas Pet Savers(TAPS) recently held a "Strut your Mutt" contest that resulted in a successful fundraiser at the Annual Wild Duck Festival in Trumann on Saturday, Oct. 4. Dayna Gossett with TAPS said 4 of the 16 dogs that participated in the event were rescued through the organization...
Officials talk recycling at intergovernmental meeting (10/20/14)
During the quarterly intergovernmental council meeting in Harrisburg Tuesday, County Judge Charles Nix and Jamie Wright with East Arkansas Planning and Development District (EAPDD) spoke at length about two recycling trailers available to the county through a grant from Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ)...
Bradley talks scholarship fund at Lions Club (10/20/14)
Joshua Bradley, a Trumann native and candidate for Poinsett County Clerk, spoke to the Trumann Lions Club recently about the Poinsett County Single Parent Scholarship Fund (PCSPSF). Bradley became treasurer for the PCSPSF three years ago after being asked to join the board by County Clerk Fonda Condra. ...
Trumann council allows bucket brigade for memorial (10/20/14)
After being approached by a citizen about disallowing bucket brigades at the stoplights, the Trumann City Council came back with a decision to permit Make-a-Wish and the Fallen Heroes Memorial Park at this month's city council meeting. "They need to purchase a few monuments at the park for our fallen heroes, and Make-a-Wish has provided for multiple children in the city of Trumann," said Mayor Sheila Walters...
Feeling the sting! (10/16/14)
Lady Hornets win conference match against Cave City.
Lady Hornets take match from Cave City (10/16/14)
Harrisburg celebrated Senior Night with a victory over Cave City this past Tuesday night. The Lady Hornets won the first two sets 25-18 and 25-17. Cave City took set three 25-19 before Harrisburg won set four 25-16 to win the match. For the Lady Hornets, Abby Wallace finished with 14 kills, two assists, nine digs, three aces and three blocks. ...
Hornets tumble in conference clash (10/16/14)
Harrisburg (1-5, 0-3 4A-3) and Highland played to a 7-7 tie after one quarter of play in what looked like the makings of a tight contest. The Rebels took control in the second quarter outscoring the Hornets 26-0 on their way to a 53-27 win this past Friday in Harrisburg...
Junior Wildcats continue to roll (10/16/14)
Trumann's Junior Wildcats (6-0) continued to roll as they amassed 398 yards rushing in a 36-8 win over Harrisburg last Thursday in Harrisburg. Jon Dunman, Connor Barker, Jarred Carter, Chase Cook, Patrick Hill, Zac Burchfield, Matthew Whitlock and Gavin Dunahoo opened up holes all night for the Junior Wildcat rushing attack...
County football highlights (10/16/14)
EPC continued their winning ways as they rolled to a 42-0 win over Rector to go to 6-0, 3-0 2A-3 on the season. Aaron Scales threw for 155 yards and three touchdowns while adding eight tackles on defense. TJ Young rushed for 133 yards and a touchdown as Kyler Gordon added two rushing touchdowns and one touchdown receiving. Quin Young added 101 yards receiving on the night. Matt Ferguson led the defense with 11 tackles as Clay Malone finished with 10 tackles...
National Headlines
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    MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) -- A student recently crowned freshman class Homecoming prince walked into his Seattle-area high school cafeteria Friday and opened fire, killing one person and shooting several others in the head before turning the gun on himself, officials and witnesses said....
  • Suspect arrested in death of 2 California deputies
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- A man armed with an assault rifle shot three sheriff's deputies and a civilian, killing two of the deputies and leading dozens of police officers on a wild six-hour chase and manhunt Friday that spanned two Northern California counties before the 34-year-old suspect was taken into custody....
  • NY, NJ order Ebola quarantine for doctors, others
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Alarmed by the case of an Ebola-infected New York doctor, the governors of New Jersey and New York on Friday ordered a mandatory, 21-day quarantine of all medical workers and other arriving airline passengers who have had contact with victims of the deadly disease in West Africa....
  • Egypt declares emergency in northern Sinai
    EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) -- A coordinated assault on an army checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula killed 30 Egyptian troops on Friday, making it the deadliest single attack in decades on the military, which has been struggling to stem a wave of violence by Islamic extremists since the overthrow of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi....
  • Royals juggle lineup, take 2-0 lead in Game 3
    Giants starter Tim Hudson had retired 12 in a row before Alcides Escobar's one-out single in the sixth. Alex Gordon follows with an RBI double to deep center, making it 2-0....
  • Remains belong to missing Virginia student
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Remains found nearly a week ago in a rural area of Virginia are those of a missing university student, authorities said Friday, as they turned their attention to filing possible additional charges against the suspect accused of abducting her....
  • Gunman in Canada attack complained about mosque
    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- The gunman who shot and killed a soldier in plain daylight then stormed Canada's Parliament once complained that a Vancouver mosque he attended was too liberal and inclusive, and was kicked out after he repeatedly spent the night there even though officials told him to stop, Muslim leaders said Friday....
  • US stock market has best week in nearly 2 years
    NEW YORK (AP) -- The stock market closed out its best week in nearly two years on a positive note Friday, helped by strong quarterly earnings from Microsoft and other big U.S. companies....
  • Poll: 2 of 3 Americans say IS threat is important
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sixty-five percent of Americans now say the threat from the Islamic State group is very or even extremely important, and nearly half think the U.S. military response in Iraq and Syria has not gone far enough, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll. Most want to see America's partners step up their contribution to the fight,...
  • Militant group said to be using chlorine bombs
    MURSITPINAR, Turkey (AP) -- New allegations have emerged that Islamic State extremists have expanded their arsenal with chlorine bombs and captured fighter jets - weapons that could help the militants in Iraq and Syria....