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Tuesday, July 7, 2015
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Poinsett County farmers replace cotton crops with grain sorghum (07/04/15)
Many Poinsett County farmers will not be picking cotton this year. Some local farmers decided to plant grain sorghum instead. The flooding this spring left many farmers wondering what to do to produce good crops this year. Craig Allen, the Poinsett County Extension Agent, said there was a lot of concern but "the crops have turned around and are looking better."...
Couple opens home to students from abroad (07/03/15)
Brandon and Gina Carter of Trumann hosted their first foreign exchange student last year, and it was an experience that changed their lives. Gina is now a representative of International Student Exchange and has helped place nine students in various schools...
Dunman leaves it all on the field (07/02/15)
To watch John Taylor Dunman play football and baseball, you'd think he was just an ordinary 15-year old playing the sports he love. What most don't know is that Dunman plays all out despite only having one kidney. "When John was nine, he got sick with a fever and was vomiting. ...
Eagles hold on for win over Mountain Home (07/02/15)
Poinsett County fell behind 4-1 after three innings before using a four run fourth to take a 5-4 before going on to a 8-6 win over Mountain Home in American Legion baseball action this past Tuesday in Trumann. Mountain Home got on the board first with a run in the top of the first inning. ...
Delta teams fall in district semi-finals (07/02/15)
The Delta 9 year old and Delta 10 year old All-Star teams played in the Cal Ripken North Arkansas District Tournament his past weekend at Joe Mack Campbell Park in Jonesboro. Both teams advanced to the semi-finals with #3 Delta 9 falling to #2 Paragould 16-13 and the #2 Delta 10 falling to #3 Blytheville 12-11...
Champions (07/02/15)
Fireball Extreme 14U and Razorback Impact both won championships this past weekend.
Mayor Mary Ann Arnold to be inducted in Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame (07/02/15)
Looking back at the list of her accomplishments on the nomination form for the first ever Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame, Marked Tree Mayor Mary Ann Ritter Arnold couldn't believe how much she has done in her 88 years. "I said to my son: did I do all that?" Arnold said. ...
Cecil Bearden, Sr. (06/30/15)
MARKED TREE - Cecil R. Bearden, Sr., 93, of Marked Tree passed away on June 29, 2015 in Jonesboro. He is survived by his wife, Clara Edith Bearden; his children, Cecil Bearden, Jr. (Marion), Joyce Howard (Glynn), Becky Howe (Richard); a daughter-in-law, Becky Bearden; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren...
Mary Frances James Tull (06/30/15)
BETHEL SPRINGS, TENN. - Mary Frances James Tull was born November 4, 1927 in Caruthersville, Mo., the daughter of the late Jessie Tillman and Mary Ada Woods James. She was raised in Weona, graduating from Marked Tree High School in 1946. She attended Baptist Hospital School of Nursing, Memphis, graduating in 1950. ...
Franklin "Frank" Stracener (06/30/15)
TRUMANN - Mr. Franklin James "Frank" Stracener of Trumann., died Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at the family residence in Trumann at the age of 65. Mr. Stracener was born in Paragould and lived in Trumann for the past 15 years and was formerly of California. He was a farmer and of the Baptist faith. Mr. Stracener was preceded in death by two brothers; one sister; and his parents, Raymond and Emmie Dotson Stracener...
Michael Clanton (06/30/15)
TRUMANN - Mr. Michael Wesley Clanton of Trumann died Thursday, June 25, 2015 from injuries in an automobile accident near Harrisburg at the age of 37. He was born in Jonesboro and had lived most of his lifetime in Trumann. He was an I.T. Tech for Satellite Doctors and of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Oris Clanton, Jr...
School board filing begins (06/29/15)
The filing period for the annual school election begins Tuesday, June 30, and continues until noon on Tuesday, July 7. All candidates must have a petition of candidacy containing the signatures of at least 20 registered voters--who are residents of the school district, and their zone if applicable--a political practice pledge, and an affidavit of eligibility when filing...
Bid for roadway improvements in Trumann approved (06/27/15)
The Arkansas State Highway Commission has approved a bid for resurfacing 1.4 miles worth of roadway in Trumann as part of the State Aid City Streets Program. The streets to be repaved are Cedar Street (0.3 miles), Plaza Avenue (0.3 miles), Poinsett Avenue (0.3 miles), and Willow Lane (0.5 miles)...
Phillip Pipkin (06/26/15)
MOUNTAIN VIEW -- Mr. Phillip Ray Pipkin, 73, of Mountain View, Ark., went to his final resting place on Sunday, May 17, 2015 at the Stone County Medical Center after battling a lengthy illness. He was born January 12, 1942, in Trumann, Ark., to the late Floyd and Myrtle Gibson Pipkin...
Steve Schmidt (06/26/15)
TRUMANN - Mr. R. Steve Schmidt, 60, of Trumann died Sunday, June 21, 2015, at the Flo and Phil Hospice House in Jonesboro with his wife and family by his side. He was born in Jonesboro and had lived most of his lifetime in Trumann. He was retired after 31 years in sales for Wonder Bread and a member of the Blessed Sacrament Church in Jonesboro. He was preceded in death by his mother, Eva Elizabeth "Mimi" Koerkenmeier Schmidt and one brother...
Henry Harlan (06/26/15)
TRUMANN - Mr. Henry Crawford Harlan of Trumann, died Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at the family residence in Trumann. Mr. Harlan was 97 years old. He was born in Bay and had lived most of his lifetime in Trumann. He was a retired farmer, an Army veteran of World War II, a former POW for 3 1/2 years after being captured by the Japanese, a member of DAV (Disabled Veterans), and American Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor. ...
Betty Pope (06/26/15)
MEMPHIS - Betty Lu McGill Pope, 82, of Memphis, formerly of Marked Tree, died on June 19, 2015. She is survived by her brother, Robert McGill of Marked Tree; a daughter, Cathy Colwell Fay (Mike) of Germantown, and a son, Clark Colwell (Susan) of Memphis. ...
Annie Ruth Morris (06/26/15)
TRUMANN - Mrs. Annie Ruth Morris of Trumann died Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro at the age of 83. Mrs. Morris was born in Princeton, Ala., and had lived most of her lifetime in the Trumann. She was a housewife and of the Baptist faith. Mrs. Morris was preceded in death by her husband Junior "J.B." Morris; one son Jeffery Morris; one great-grandson Cody Austin Banks; and her parents, Oscar William and Rendy Eakes Jones. ...
Carter builds new building for Trumann business (06/26/15)
Being in a building that was built in 1947, there were lots of other peoples' touches inside it. Eric Carter, owner of Trumann Auto Body and Sales, decided it was time for a building set up the way he wanted and with his touches. Carter starting renting the building in 2010 and did so for two years before buying. ...
Eagles fall to Glen Sain Ford (06/25/15)
Two bad innings spelled doom for the Poinsett County Eagles this past Tuesday in their gmae with Paragould Glen Sain Ford. Two errors in the first inning gave Paragould a 3-0 lead and five run seventh broke open a close game sending Glen Sain to a 9-2 win in game one of the double header...
Delta League teams fare well in district tournaments (06/25/15)
The Delta League 7, 8, 11 & 12 year old All-Stars teams were in action this past weekend in Osceola and Marked Tree. The Delta 7 team captured third place in Osceola. After being seeded last to begin bracket play, the Delta 7's played their way to a trophy finish...
Couple serve as music ministry leaders in church over 60 years (06/25/15)
They make beautiful music together. Nearing his 98th birthday (Aug. 3), Trumann resident Jules Martin continues to share his gift of music with the Trumann First Baptist Church congregation. Martin has been the organist for First Baptist the past 67 years and does not allow arthritic hands and old age to detour his abilities to inspire others through his worshipful playing each Sunday. ...
Rep. Tosh working with Marked Tree city attorney on grant funds to repair Carver Gym (06/24/15)
The Carver Gym in Marked Tree has been closed since April when the city council met there and saw its dilapidated state. After months of heated debate over the gym, State Representative Dwight Tosh is getting involved in the search for funding to help pay for repairs to the gym...
Delta League All-Stars play at Cal Ripken Invitational (06/18/15)
Cheer Camp (06/18/15)
Trumann junior and senior high cheer squads attend camp at Arkansas State University.
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