Trumann job fair grows in second year
The second annual job fair in Trumann, sponsored by Gooodwill Industries in partnership with the Trumann Chamber of Commerce, was a success and showed a lot of growth in participation over last year's job fair. Chamber Director Neal Vickers said more people came to this year's fair in the first half hour than came during the entire four-hour event last year. ...
Trumann Animal Clinic celebrates 32 years
Trumann Animal Clinic is celebrating their 32 year anniversary this month. Dr. Norette Underwood originally opened the clinic on April 1, 1984. The Harrisburg native knew she wanted to be a veterinarian when she was in the tenth grade because of her love of animals and science. "I was one of the lucky ones. I knew what I wanted to do in school," Underwood said...
TRUMANN -- Doris Jane Johnson, of Trumann, passed away in Jonesboro April 22, 2016, at the age of 67. She was born in Marked Tree to Larry Armstrong, Sr. and Christine South Armstrong. Mrs. Johnson was a member of the 1st Pentecostal Church of Marked Tree and was a homemaker...
LITTLE ROCK - The Song Bird of Good Shepherd Memory Care sang her last melody on Thursday, April 21, 2016 and will be singing in heaven now. Nida Beaird was born on June 3, 1927 to Dick and Anna Bossert in Trumann, the youngest of four daughters and big sister to one brother. She graduated from Trumann High School and shortly thereafter married her high school sweetheart, Guy Beaird, just before he joined the war effort in France during World War II...
TRUMANN - Mrs. Micky Darlene Hall, 73, of Trumann died Thursday, April 21, 2016 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Mrs. Hall was born Wednesday, September 2, 1942 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and had moved to Trumann a few days ago and was formerly of Frankfort, Ind. She was a cosmetologist and of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by two brothers and her parents, Milton Scott and Viola Craig Hawley...
Mock prom wreck staged at EPC
Riverside Ambulance organized this year's mock prom wreck at EPC High School to teach students of the dangers of drunk driving. Many of those involved in staging the wreck said if they were able to reach just one person, it was worth it. Students from EPC and Marked Tree came to see the performance, which involved rescue crews responding to the scene of wreck between high school students and a family of three. ...
McWayne talks about Parent Center
Patti McWayne, Parent Coordinator at the Parent Center in Trumann, was the guest speaker at the Trumann Lions Club's weekly meeting last Wednesday. McWayne is in her fourth year at the position but has been in the Trumann School District for 28 years. "I'm honored to be here today and to speak to you. We are very fortunate to have a parent center here at Trumann," McWayne said...
Harles Reece Sr.
TRUMANN - Mr. Harles W. Reece, Sr., of Trumann died April 13, 2016, at Arlington Cove in Trumann at the age of 87. Mr. Reece was born Friday, Feb. 15, 1929, in Booneville, Miss., and lived most of his lifetime in Trumann. He was a retired factory worker and a member of Providence Baptist Church. Mr. Reece was preceded in death by his wife Lorraine Beasley Reece; one sister, one brother and his parents, James Wesley and Ruby Littrell Reece...
Frank Ray Jr.
TRUMANN - Mr. Frank Ray Jr. (Paw) was born in Stonewall, Ark., on Jan. 4, 1945, to late Frank Sr. and Imogene Barnett Ray. Mr. Ray passed peacefully Wednesday, April 13, 2016, at the family residence at the age of 71. Mr. Ray was a long time resident of Trumann, coming from the Corning and Nobel area. ...
MARKED TREE - Claude Leander Day, 89, of Marked Tree, passed away Monday, April 18, 2016, at NEA Baptist Hospital. He was born in Eads, Tenn., to the late Ocie Day and Allie Maude Morgan Day Robison. Claude was a mechanic and of the Baptist faith. Claude served in the U.S. ...
Lady Warriors take 12-4 win over Marked Tree
EPC made it a season sweep over Marked Tree taking a 12-4 win over the Lady Indians this past Tuesday in Lepanto. The Lady Warriors won 20-11 earlier in the season on Marked Tree. Ally Byers walked leading off for Marked Tree and promptly stole second base. ...
Controversial call allows Wildcats to get win over EPC
The home plate umpire overturned a call by the field ump at first base that would have given EPC the victory but instead allowed the tying run to score before Trumann got a single from Jarred Carter to score Koltan Jones with the winning run as Trumann nipped EPC 12-11 in high school baseball action t his past Monday in Trumann...
Parker signs to play volleyball at Hendrix College
All the hard work Caroline Parker of Harrisburg has put in over the past several years paid off this past Friday as Parker signed scholarship papers to play volleyball for the Lady Warriors. Parker was all smiles afterwards. "It's an amazing feeling. It just shows that all the hard work does pay off in the end. If anyone has the desire to play college ball I say go for it, it's possible," Parker said...
Warriors take road win at Harrisburg
EPC took an early 1-0 lead as Harrisburg kept the game close for the first two innings. EPC used six hits in the top of the third to go up 6-0 on their way to a 13-2 win over the Hornets this past Friday in Harrisburg. Kyler Gordon and Trevor Walker both grounded out for EPC in the top of the first before Clay Malone singled and stole second base, Peyton Phillips singled scoring Malone to make it 1-0 Warriors. ...
Lady Hornets lose thriller to Valley View
Harrisburg rallied back from a 2-0 deficit to take a 3-2 lead only to see Valley View score two runs in the fifth and one in the sixth to take a 5-3 win over the Lady Hornets this past Friday at Valley View. The Lady Hornets went three up three down in the top of the first as Jessica Webb struck out leading off as Keely Edwards followed by popping out. ...
MARKED TREE - Donald Blagg, 58, of Marked Tree passed from this life on Saturday, April 16, 2016 in Jonesboro. He was born on April 22, 1957 in Payneway. He was a member of The First United Methodist Church in Marked Tree, a graduate of Marked Tree High School class of 1975 and a farmer for 32 years...
Jimmie Lou Strange
PAYNEWAY - Jimmie Lou Strange, 66, of the Payneway Community departed this life Sunday, April 17, 2016 in Jonesboro. She was born on June 27, 1949 in Marked Tree to Boyd Reed Talley and Redalue Blackwell Rhoades. Mrs. Strange is preceded in death by her father and brother Dayton Husky Sollis...
Youth Turkey Hunt
These youth bagged turkeys on the annual youth turkey hunt this year.
Area sports roundup
The Lady Hornets got a 4A-3 conference doubleheader sweep of Cave City this past Thursday in Harrisburg. Harrisburg won the first game 10-0 before taking the second game 7-3. In the opener, Keely Edwards collected four hits, scored three runs and had a RBI to lead Harrisburg at the plate. ...
Lady Yellowjackets lose conference game to Armorel
Bay let a 3-1 lead slip way as Armorel came back and took a 5-3 win in 1A-3 East softball action this past Tuesday in Bay. Armorel went down in order in the top of the first inning. Baylee Bowers grounded out to lead things off for Bay as Katie Ferguson struck out. ...
Hornets fall to Corning in non-conference contest
Harrisburg managed only one run on three hits in their 10-1 loss to Corning this past Friday in a non-conference contest in Harrisburg. The Bobcats took the early lead with a run in the top of the first inning making it 1-0. Brady Castle led off the inning for Harrisburg with a ground out as Jordan Hindman walked. ...
Daniels tosses shutout against Lady Cougars
Marked Tree's Harley Daniels only allowed three hits as the Lady Indians downed Rector 2-0 in high school softball action this past Thursday in Marked Tree. Tori Hill struck out for Rector to open the game before Sophie Adams was hit by a pitch. Colby Lynch flew out as Emma Hobbs walked putting runners on first and second for the Lady Cougars. ...
TRUMANN - Mr. Harold Joe Vickers, 64, of Trumann, died Sunday, April 10, 2016, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Mr. Vickers was born in Trumann and lived most of his lifetime there. He was a factory worker and of the Church of God faith. He was preceded in death by two sisters, four brothers and his parents, James and Bessie Brewer Vickers...
TRUMANN - Mr. Opie Joseph Rogers of Trumann died Thursday, April 7, 2016, at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro, at the age of 90. He was born Nov. 12, 1925, in Scotland, Ark., and had lived most of his lifetime in Trumann. He was a retired farmer, WWII veteran of U.S. ...
TYRONZA - Samuel E. "Bob" Roberts, 87, of Tyronza passed away April 9, 2016. Mr. Roberts served in the Navy, Navy Reserve, and Army during WWII and the Korean War and was awarded the Purple Heart. He enjoyed reading, doing crossword puzzles, watching The Gaithers, fishing, and playing with his grandchildren...