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Lepanto water line replacement to be delayed until after special election (04/21/14)
The replacement of Lepanto's water lines will face a slight set-back as a special election will have to be held in June concerning bonds. During Lepanto's city council meeting Tuesday night, City Attorney Noyl Houston told the council a previous ordinance they adopted was inadequate because it did not contain language concerning the bond issue. ...
Senior center opens in Weiner (04/21/14)
The Cardinal Center, Weiner's new senior citizen center, opened to a packed house Sunday afternoon. According to Mary Norris, the idea for the senior center started last July when a group of citizens got together to see what they could do for the community. They formed the Cardinal Community Service Group...
Tyboogie's Cafe to open in Tyronza (04/21/14)
After months of renovation, the old grocery store in Tyronza, which has sat unused for around eight years, will soon be the city's newest restaurant when Tyboogie's Cafe holds its grand opening on Monday, April 21. The restaurant is owned by Keith and Jill Forrester, who also run Whitton Farms a few miles outside of Tyronza. ...
Dr. Bowyer talks fine arts with Marked Tree Rotary (04/21/14)
Dr. Don Bowyer, Dean of the College of Fine Arts at Arkansas State University, was this month's guest speaker for the Marked Tree Rotary Club. He spoke to the club about the inherent value art has for people. "What I'm passionate about right now is why art exists at all and why humans create art," Bowyer said. ...
Judge talks I-555 project (04/21/14)
Poinsett County Judge Charles Nix recently spoke about the potential project of U.S. 63 becoming Interstate 555 through a consolidated project by Jonesboro and Poinsett County governments. However, at the monthly Quorum Court meeting, Nix said it was unlikely to happen anytime soon...
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...
National Headlines
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  • Pope John XXIII launched Vatican II and then some
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  • SKorea ferry toll hits 150 as search gets tougher
    JINDO, South Korea (AP) -- The grim work of recovering bodies from the submerged South Korea ferry proceeded rapidly Wednesday, with the official death toll reaching 150, though a government official said divers must now rip through cabin walls to retrieve more victims....