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Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Fireballs burn bright in USSSA World Series (07/31/14)
The Fireballs 14U placed third in the USSSA World Series softball tournament held this past week in Gulf Shores, AL. Teams from Arkansas, Alabama, Tennessee, Texas, Florida, Mississippi and Louisiana were represented. The Fireballs started off 6-0 before losing their first game Saturday morning to Arkansas Boom. Dropping to the losers bracket they defeated Diamond Babes and Primetime before galling to Lady Bandits 99 to finish in third place...
Wild Duck Festival golf tourney set (07/31/14)
The 29th Annual Wild Duck Festival three-person scramble is set for Saturday, August 16 at the Trumann Country Club. The 27-hole event will feature nine holes in the morning starting at 8:30 a.m. The golfers will break for lunch and then play 18 holes in the afternoon...
Young riders! (07/31/14)
Local riders showcase talent at the ASU Equine Center.
Irene Maglothin Adams (07/30/14)
KIMBERLING CITY, MO. - Irene Lee Adams, Kimberling City, Missouri, daughter of George Arthur and Carrie Irene (Pate) Maglothin, was born in Nettleton and departed this life July 10, 2014, at the age of 88. Mrs. Adams had lived in Trumann and St. Louis before moving to Kimberling City where she lived for the past 14 years. She was of the Baptist faith...
James Hill (07/30/14)
TRUMANN - Mr. James Allen Hill, died July 23, 2014 at NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro at the age of 53. He was born in Finger, Tenn., to the late Bill and Idell Davis Hill and lived most of his lifetime in Trumann. Mr. Hill was a former employee of Arkansas Glass Inc., a veteran of the U.S. Army and of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by one brother, Richard Hill and his parents...
James Frazier (07/30/14)
TRUMANN - James "Jim" Clifton Frazier, 73, of Trumann died July 26, 2014 at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis. Mr. Frazier was born January 24, 1941 in Strayhorn, Miss. to Clifton and Jewell Frazier. Mr. Frazier graduated from Earle High School in Earle. ...
Aaron Dean Vaden (07/30/14)
TRUMANN - Mr. Aaron Dean Vaden, 79, of Trumann died July 26, 2014 at the Flo & Phil Hospice House in Jonesboro. He was born in Trumann and had lived in Jonesboro for the past 24 years before moving back to Trumann one year ago and was formerly of Illinois. ...
Mayo Reeves (07/30/14)
TRUMANN - Mr. Mayo Theodore Reeves, 91, of Trumann died July 28, 2014 at the family residence in Trumann. He was born in Trumann and had lived most of his lifetime in Trumann. Mr. Reeves was a retired farmer, a veteran of U.S. Army serving in World War II and of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Marie Pipkin Reeves; one sister; three brothers; and his parents, Lonnie and Sarah Elizabeth Wienecke Reeves...
Volunteers work to save Trumann strays (07/28/14)
A group of volunteers is working to make sure stray dogs in Trumann find good homes. According to Dayna Gossett, the group Trumann Arkansas Pet Savers (TAPS) got started after a group of animal lovers in town got together over issues of overcrowding at the pound and the fact that people cannot go out to the pound because of its proximity to the police firing range...
Clean Line Energy representatives meet with Poinsett County residents (07/28/14)
Plains and Eastern Clean Line representatives were in Poinsett County last week to meet with locals and answer questions about the Clean Line project, an electric transmission which would connect clean energy from wind farms in the Oklahoma Panhandle to the Mid-South...
Fine Arts Council hosts successful dinner (07/28/14)
The Trumann Fine Arts Council hosted their Annual Celebrity Waiter Dinner on Thursday, July 17, with several celebrities in attendance for a good cause. The Lions Club, Trumann School District, First Baptist Church, Crye-Leike and other businesses and organizations around Trumann sponsored tables at the event. ...
Carpino tabbed to coach Lady Hornet volleyball (07/25/14)
Chastan Carpino was recently named to take over the volleyball program for the Harrisburg School District. Carpino will replace the late Jennifer Jordan, who lost her life in a vehicle accident earlier this year. Carpino has mixed emotions about the new challenge...
Fireballs Extreme take third at World Series (07/25/14)
Fireballs Extreme take third at 12U World Series held in Collierville, TN.
Ricky Wheeler (07/23/14)
TRUMANN - Mr. Ricky Gene Wheeler of Trumann died Monday, July 21, 2014 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro at the age of 45. Mr. Wheeler was born in West Memphis and had lived his lifetime in Trumann. Mr. Wheeler was self-employed working in heat and air and was of the Pentecostal faith. ...
Don Stracener (07/23/14)
CHARLESTON, MO. - Don W. Stracener, age 68, died July 15, 2014, at his residence in rural Charleston, MO. He was born in Tyronza to the late Charles and Pauline O'Dell Stracener. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge #511 in Pleasant Plains, Ark., and had worked as Deputy Sheriff of Independence County, Arkansas prior to accepting a position as a truck driver for WalMart, retiring in 1995. ...
James O'Brien (07/23/14)
TRUMANN - Mr. James Carvin O'Brien, 82, went to be with his Father on July 20, 2014 at the family residence in Trumann. Mr. O'Brien was born September 17, 1931 in Oil Trough, Ark., to Ermel and Jennie Fike O'Brien and lived his lifetime in Trumann. He was retired from the City of Trumann Parks Department, former employee of the Singer Company and was a member of the Church of The Lord Jesus Christ of Trumann. ...
Billy Brooks (07/23/14)
PARAGOULD - Mr. Billy Frank Brooks, 57 of Paragould died Thursday, July 17, 2014 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was born in Trumann and lived most of his lifetime in the Paragould and Trumann area. He was a houseparent for the Arkansas Baptist Children's Home in Paragould and a member of the Finch Baptist Church near Paragould. Mr. Brooks was preceded in death by one brother, Eddie Lee Brooks, Sr., and his parents Bennie Ray and Viola Vance Brooks...
Paul Savage (07/23/14)
HARRISBURG - Mr. Paul Heath "Hee-Haw" Savage of Harrisburg died July 14, 2014 at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro at the age of 41 years. He was born Sunday, February 4, 1973 in and lived most of his lifetime in Harrisburg. Mr. Savage was an electrician and a member of McCormick Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his father, Billy Joe Savage, Sr...
Tammy Monreal (07/23/14)
GREENBRIAR - Mrs. Tammy Stewart Monreal, 47, of Greenbrier, Ark., died Sunday morning at the family residence in Greenbrier. She was born in and had lived most of her lifetime in Trumann before moving to Greenbrier, Ark., eight years ago. She was preceded in death by her mother, Janie Stewart...
G. T. Russell (07/23/14)
TRUMANN - Mr. G.T. Russell of Trumann died Thursday, July 17, 2014, at the family residence at the age of 91. He was born October 26, 1922 in Swifton, and had lived most of his lifetime in Trumann. Mr. Russell owned and operated Russell's Grocery Store for 20 years and was a former employee of the Singer Company and a farmer, World War II veteran of the U.S. ...
Lepanto City Council discusses unsightly property (07/19/14)
Several unsightly properties topped the agenda for the Lepanto City Council Tuesday night. The council condemned one property and received updates on two others. The council adopted an ordinance condemning a property at 100 Burton Street. The structure was destroyed by fire two years ago and is in close proximity to EPC High School, sitting across the street from the football field...
Fireworks ordinance changes discussed at Marked Tree council meeting (07/18/14)
Among agenda items which included meeting the city sports director and discussing regulations for renting out the armory, the Marked Tree City Council also discussed major changes to the city's fireworks ordinance. Mayor Mary Ann Arnold said the city received several complaints about the hours people are currently allowed to shoot fireworks...
Shinabery's granddaughter named ACH Ambassador (07/18/14)
Anna Shinabery of Jonesboro, the granddaughter of Becky and Randy Shinabery of Marked Tree, was recently named one of Arkansas Children's Hospital (ACH) Ambassadors of 2014. Born premature, it took seven weeks for doctors to find what was wrong with Shinabery, as she suffered numerous problems that showed no outward signs. She was eventually diagnosed with Kaposiform Hemaginoendotheliomam (KHE), a rare but serious non-cancerous vascular tumor that caused many life-threatening problems...
Blake's big hit! (07/17/14)
Xtra Innings Summer Showcase held at Tomlinson Stadium-Kell Field in Jonesboro.
Representing Poinsett County! (07/17/14)
Local players in action for Fat City baseball team.
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