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Friday, Apr. 18, 2014
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Lady Indians gain win over EPC (04/18/14)
Marked Tree (5-6, 4-4 2A-3) made it a regular season sweep of their 2A-3 conference rivals EPC (6-6, 2-4) Lady Warriors with a 12-3 this past Tuesday in Lepanto. Marked Tree looked to get on the board in the top of the first inning as they loaded the bases but couldn't get a run across. ...
Indians drop key conference outing (04/18/14)
Devon Austin gave up a run in the top of the first inning and then kept the Marked Tree batters off balance with a nice mix of curve ball and fast balls as Riverside posted a 4-1 win in a key 2A-3 conference game this past Friday in Lake City. Brody McCrary and Blake Daniels had back to back one-out singles putting runners on first and second. ...
Honeycutt, Hornets shut out Trumann (04/18/14)
Brayden Honeycutt allowed out three hits while striking out 11 batters as the Harrisburg Hornets beat Truamnn 12-0 in high school basketball action last Thursday in Trumann. The Hornets got the board early as they scored three runs in the top of the first inning. ...
Tournament Time! (04/18/14)
Local teams compete in weekend tournaments.
Trenthem -- Musgrove Wedding Announcement (04/16/14)
Trenthem -- Musgrove Wedding Announcement Taylor R. Trenthem and Andrew W. Musgrove are planning an April 26 weeding in Eureka Springs. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Jan Hess of Wynne and Doug Trenthem of Trumann. The groom is the son of Brenda Musgrove and the late Wayne Musgrove of Texarkana...
Mark Lowry is excited to host fourth Johnny Cash Music Festival (04/14/14)
JONESBORO -- Legendary Southern Gospel music star Mark Lowry last year put out a "bucket list" album project of American Songbook standards in Unforgettable Classics, and is getting ready to follow it with another ambitious secular project. The singer/comedian is set to host the fourth annual Johnny Cash Music Festival, starring Country Music Hall of Fame inductees Reba McEntire, Bobby Bare and Loretta Lynn, and taking place once again at Arkansas State University's Convocation Center in Jonesboro, on Aug. ...
Updates given at intergovernmental meeting (04/14/14)
City and county officials met in Tyronza Tuesday for the quarterly Intergovernmental Council meeting to update each other on Poinsett County cities and discuss common issues. Harrisburg Mayor Randy Mills said Harrisburg had a couple new businesses come in. ...
Fallen Heroes Memorial (04/14/14)
Classic goes down to wire as area players shine (04/10/14)
The Blue team made a late charge but the White team stood firm as they escaped with a 93-90 win in The Sun Senior Classic played this past Sunday in Jonesboro. The Blue team had Byron Scales of EPC, Daniel Rucker of Marked Tree and Reed Weber of Rector and the White squad had Caleb Waugh of Riverside, A.J. Winningham of Trumann and Nick Bollinger of BIC on the team...
White squad rolls to big win in Sun Senior Classic (04/10/14)
Four area players scored in double digits to help the White squad down the Blue squad in The Sun Senior Classic held this past Sunday in Jonesboro. The White used a big fourth quarter to blow open a close game and win 91-74. Jay Perry of Marked Tree, Emily Cook and Deven Burrow of Manila, Kaci Mack of Harrisburg and Taylor McKuin of BIC were members of the White. Kendal Gunn of Rector, Kenzley Wilson of Riverside and Kali Bo Conaway of Trumann played for the Blue...
Big inning helps Warriors get by Cross County (04/10/14)
EPC scored 10 runs in the bottom of the fourth to break a 4-4 tie before going on to post a 14-4 win over Cross County in high school baseball action last Friday in Lepanto. Cross County took advantage of three EPC errors in the top half of the first inning to go up 3-0. ...
Savvy Senior Column (04/09/14)
Jim Miller is the creator of Savvy Senior, a syndicated information column for older Americans and their families that is published in more than 400 newspapers and magazines nationwide. Jim is also a regular contributor on NBC's "Today" show and is the author of The Savvy Senior, The Ultimate Guide to Health, Family and Finances for Senior Citizens, (Hyperion)...
Pig roast raises money for Miracle League field (04/08/14)
Sharon Turman has been working on raising money to fund a Miracle League field in Jonesboro for three years now. Last Saturday, Poinsett County held fundraiser for the field, the Weiner Pig Roast, an event that was originally the idea of State Rep. Rick Crawford a couple years ago. Hundreds packed the Weiner High School Gym for a night barbecue, music provided by Twister Alley, and a live and silent auction...
1930 graduate reminisces (04/07/14)
In 1930, Trumann had 10 students graduate in the district's second graduating class ever. Over 80 years later, Murlee Davenport (Futrell), 101, remembers what it was like to go be a part of that 1930 Class. "'You'll go to school, but if you learn is up to you.' That was my father's motto," Davenport said...
Former Trumann worker arrested for felony charges (04/06/14)
Amanda Atkins, who served as former secretary to Mayor Sheila Walters, the Trumann Chamber of Commerce, and the Trumann Industrial Development Commission before resigning in 2012, was arrested Thursday, March 27, after an investigation by Arkansas State Police into allegations of forgery, theft, and fraud...
Trumann to fix roads with grant (04/05/14)
After a winter filled with ice, local road conditions have worsened in Trumann; however, the city was recently granted $250,000 for road repair. Trumann Mayor Sheila Walters said the Trumann Street Department has been as proactive as possible with a roller taking care of minor areas around the city such as potholes and small spots in roads. However, there are still areas in town that cannot be adequately fixed by only the street department...
Lady Hornets outlast Armorel in thriller (04/04/14)
Harrisburg (4-3) withstood a late rally from Armorel to post a 5-4 win in high school girls' softball action this past Tuesday in Harrisburg. Harrisburg jumped out a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning against the Lady Tigers. Keely Edwards got things started with a single before being moved to second on a sacrifice bunt from Keely Curtis. ...
Late runs help push Lady Indians by EPC (04/04/14)
Marked Tree (2-2) scored three runs in the bottom of the fifth to break a 4-4 tie with EPC (4-4) and Madison Carroll retired the side in order the next two innings as the Lady Indians posted a 7-4 win in high school softball this past Monday in Marked Tree...
Former principal files suit against Trumann School District (04/04/14)
Former Trumann High School Principal Wanda Van Dyke has filed a lawsuit against the Trumann School District and the superintendent after she was suspended from her position. Toward the end of 2013, Van Dyke was suspended from her position with the district. ...
Carlene Wilson (04/03/14)
TRUMANN - Ethel Carlene Wilson, age 86, of Trumann died Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. She was born April 11, 1927, in Dell, Arkansas, the daughter of the late Carl and Mabel Walker Wallace. Carlene was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who found enjoyment in helping others...
Lester teaching kids to make art from junk (04/02/14)
Barrick Lester is a teacher, a preacher, and a poet. A Marked Tree native, Lester learned to paint at Arkansas State University. From there he opened a business, VS Arts and Crafts, in Marked Tree in 1990 and began preaching in 1998. He's also a writer, poet, and rapper with a self published book of poems out called "Jesus Is Not Just a Man."...
Last Ride (04/01/14)
Twelve firefighters have taken their "Last Ride" in a historic 1946 fire truck, thanks to the generosity of Jerald Burns, of Palestine. "I have been contacted through the years by families of firemen wishing to have the bodies of firemen transported to cemeteries in my old fire truck," Burns said. ...
Bobby Bare Looks Forward To Johnny Cash Music Festival (03/31/14)
JONESBORO, Ark. -- Bobby Bare wanted to appear at last year's Johnny Cash Music Festival, but he was already booked by the time the date was set. But for the fourth annual Cash Fest, to be held Aug. 15 once again at Arkansas State University's Convocation Center in Jonesboro, he emphatically states without hesitation, "I'm there!"...
Former Trumann city employee arrested (03/28/14)
Amanda Atkins of Trumann, former secretary to the mayor, was arrested Thursday after an investigation by the Arkansas State Police over allegations of theft and misappropriation of city funds. Atkins is charged with 64 counts of second-degree forgery, three counts of fraudulent use of a credit or debit card, and one count of theft over $25,000...
McCrary, Malone lead MT over Bobcats (03/27/14)
Brody McCrary overcame a slow start on the mound to record 10 strikeouts and Hunter Malone drove in four runs as the Marked Tree Indians downed Corning 7-3 in high school baseball action in Marked Tree this past Tuesday. The Bobcats scored two runs in the top of the first as they capitalized on a hit batsman and an error to go up 2-0. ...
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