Molder running for Poinsett County Sheriff
Poinsett County Chief Deputy Kevin Molder announced he is running for the position of Poinsett County Sheriff. "It is with great humility that I ask the people of Poinsett County to elect me as their next sheriff," Molder said in a statement announcing his candidacy. "I have worked my entire career to be ready for this moment. This is not a decision that was made quickly or without a tremendous amount of thought, planning, and prayer. I am ready to do this job."...
Cantrell seeking re-election as Poinsett County Judge
Poinsett County Judge Bobby Cantrell of the Marked Tree area announced he will be seeking re-election in 2016. Cantrell has served just over nine months in his first term as county judge. In a statement he said, "I want to thank the citizens of Poinsett County for giving me this opportunity to serve them as their county judge. ...
Hornets drop football conference opener to Cave City
Harrisburg (1-3, 0-1 4A-3) got down early, closed the gap in the third quarter, but two Cave City scores in the fourth sealed the game as the the Hornets fell 50-22 this past Friday at Hornet Stadium. Cave City got on the board first as they took the opening kick-off and drove down field for a touchdown with 8:37 left. ...
Big second half carries Junior Indians to win
Marked Tree scored 26 points in the second half to overcome a lackluster first half to gain a 26-6 win over Midland in junior high football action at Don Lovell Memorial Field last Thursday. Midland received the ball first and drove into Marked Tree territory before turning the ball over on downs with 4:08 left. ...
Lady Wildcats fall in non-conference match-up
The Trumann Lady Wildcats (5-8) fought hard all night but it wasn't enough as the Piggott Lady Mohawks handed them a 14-25, 25-21, 23-25, 15-25 loss this past Monday at Wildcat Gym. Pick up a copy of the October 1 edition of the PCDT for full game write up!...
EPC at Salem
Warriors fall 50-24 to Salem Greyhounds in high school football action.
4A State Qualifiers
Trumann High School golf team qualifies for Class 4A State Golf Tournament.
85th Annual Terrapin Derby is Saturday
The following is the schedule of events for the 85th annual Terrapin Derby, which is set for Saturday, Oct. 3, in downtown Lepanto. 8 a.m.-???: Vendors, crafts, and food on Main Street 8 a.m.-???: Crafts, music, and food at Stevens Square 8 a.m.-5 p.m.: Tours of the Hallmark Hall of Fame's "A Painted House" at the south end of Main Street...
Dr. Underwood brings vet care to the home
A pet can be a great companion, but what happens when the pet needs health care and the owners are homebound or unable to get it to the vet? For over a year, Dr. Norette Underwood, of Trumann Animal Clinic, has been answering that question by making house calls with the Best Friends Vet Mobile Service...
Knox Downing Hurdle
Knox Downing Hurdle was born to Matt and Amanda Hurdle of Jonesboro September 7, 2015 at St. Bernards Healthcare. He weighed eight pounds one ounce. His grandparents are Gary and Teresa Clairday of Jonesboro and Hilton and Ina Raye Hurdle, of Weiner. His great-grandparents are Nina Peeler of Jonesboro and Myrtle Downing of Weiner...
Benjamin Sawyer-Brooks Walters
Kelley and Rachel Walters, of Trumann, are the proud parents of Benjamin Sawyer-Brooks Walters who was born August 12, 2015 at St. Bernards Healthcare in Jonesboro. He weighed seven pounds four ounces. Grandparents are Bobby and Regina Brooks, Mike and Robin Blair, and Durane and Tina Walters all of Trumann. ...
Alexander Jacob Martin
Jacob Martin and Phelicia Holt of Trumann are the proud parents of Alexander Jacob Martin who was born September 23, 2015 at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro. He weighed eight pounds five ounces. His grandparents are Travis and Melissa Eaton; Joel Martin; and Carrie Beard...
James "Jimmy" Shockley, Sr.
MARKED TREE - James "Jimmy" Lawrence Shockley, Sr., 77, of Marked Tree, passed away Wednesday, September 23, 2015, at the NEA Baptist Hospital, in Jonesboro. James was born on June 2, 1938, in Imboden, Arkansas, to Statin and Nancy (Rainey) Shockley. James was a truck driver and was known by his fellow drivers as Po' Cat. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather...
College and Career Week coming to Marked Tree High School
The week of Oct. 5, Marked Tree High School will be having a College and Career Week to give students an opportunity to learn about college and career readiness. Students will also get the chance to hear from MTHS graduates who have gone on to become a success in their fields...
Does sportsmanship still exist in high school football?
In the last couple weeks videos from Texas and New Jersey have surfaced showing high school football players attacking a referee during the game and another of a player ripping the helmet off an opposing player and then striking him in the head with the helmet. ...
Late goal line stand sends Wildcats to victory
Trumann's defense made a big goal line stand late in the fourth quarter to hold on for a 14-6 win over Paragould last Thursday in the last non-conference tune up before conference play starts. Trumann (3-0) will host defending conference champion Pocahontas on Friday...
Junior Warriors stay unbeaten on the gridiron
EPC stayed unbeaten running their record to 3-0 with a 34-6 win over Midland in junior high football last Thursday night at Warrior Field in Lepanto. The Junior Warriors struck early as Adam McClain took the opening kick-off and returned in 71 yards for a touchdown just 12 seconds into the game for a 6-0 lead. ...
Trumann Family Health Center offering dental care to underserved
Trumann Family Health Center, part of East Arkansas Family Health Center (EAFHC), now offers dental care with Dental Director Dr. Hollice Burris seeing patients four days a week. EAFHC opened as a non-profit medical provider in 1974 with dental services first added in 1978. The organization serves residents in Poinsett, Crittenden, Mississippi, and Phillips counties by providing healthcare and support services with an emphasis toward traditionally underserved communities...
Marked Tree council commits $35,000 to Carver Gym renovation
After hearing from representatives from the Carver Gym committee Monday night, the Marked Tree City Council agreed to commit $35,000 from the Capital Building and Improvements Fund to act as a base while the committee works on grant applications for the renovation of Carver Gym...
Surgery set for sister donating kidney
In the Aug. 6 edition of the Poinsett County Democrat Tribune, the story "A sister's love: a kidney for Candace" was published about a sister's willingness to give her little sister a kidney to save her life. Bobbie Smith of Lepanto will have surgery on Oct. 15 to give her sister Candace Vinson a third chance on life...
New clues given for Wild Duck Scavenger Hunt
New clues are out for the Wild Duck Scavenger Hunt. Clues that have been given so far include: "Replica of duck head," "On the map...," "...follow the trail," "Flying ducks...," "...follow their bills," "6 ducks...," "...point the way," "One lies!" New clues for this week appeared at at Rent One on Monday, Sept. ...
Jimmy Dale Pruitt
TRUMANN - Mr. Jimmy Dale Pruitt of Trumann, died Saturday, September 12, 2015 at Regional One Medical Center in Memphis, Tenn., at the age of 61. Mr. Pruitt was born in Jasper, Ala., and had lived the last 25 years in Trumann. He was disabled and a member of Providence Baptist Church. Mr. Pruitt was preceded in death by his parents, Grover and Gladys Laid Pruitt...
TRUMANN - Mr. Robert Doyal Walker, 70, of Trumann, died Thursday, September 17, 2015 at NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro. He was born in Bay and lived most of his lifetime in Trumann and was formerly of Mammoth Spring, Ark. He was a former police officer in Trumann, a farmer and of the Baptist faith. Mr. Walker was preceded in death by one son, Wade Walker and his parents, Robert Dave Walker and Esther Leona Smith Walker Browder...
Clara Sue "Susie" Shrum Lambert
HOT SPRINGS - Clara Sue "Susie" Shrum Lambert, 80, of Hot Springs, peacefully passed, August 31, 2015, from Alzheimer's. An Arkansas farm girl at heart, from Marked Tree, Arkansas, she eclipsed expectations of achievement, in her lifetime, for a woman from her generation. ...
Shirley M. Hutcherson
ROCHELLE, ILL. - Shirley M. Hutcherson, 72, of Rochelle, Ill., passed away Wednesday, September 16, 2015, at Swedish American Hospital in Rockford, Ill. She was born October 23, 1942, in Lake City to Eugene and Rhoda (Dewatt) Pierce. She is preceded in death by her parents and a son, Thomas Eugene Pierce...