Trumann Chief talks animal control
At May's Trumann City Council meeting, Chief Chad Henson addressed the stray animal problem that seemed to be one of the biggest complaints within the wards. "The animals are rampant here in Trumann," said Henson. He explained that there is now one dedicated police officer to pick up stray animals. ...
Bill Stanley honored as citizen of the year
On Saturday, May 4, Bill Stanley was named Citizen of the Year at a luncheon sponsored by the Marked Tree Historical Society as a fundraiser for Marked Tree's museum and library. A large turnout of friends and family welcomed the surprised honoree and his wife, Mary, in the fellowship hall of the First United Methodist Church...
Scott appointed at Marked Tree mayor pro tem
With the recent death of Marked Tree mayor Wayne Nichols, alderman Michael Scott has been appointed by the city council to serve as mayor pro tem until a special election in August when someone will be selected to complete Nichols' unexpired term. The council heard from several citizens interested in the position Monday night, including former Marked Tree mayor Dixon Chandler, Mary Ann Arnold--who served on the Quorum Court for 22 years--and current council members Cleo Johnson, Jr. ...
St. Francis duck blinds issue goes back to court Friday
With the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission already tearing down permanent duck blinds on the St. Francis Sunken Lands Wildlife Management area, members of the St. Francis Lake Association will be back in court this Friday. The SFLA filed lawsuits against the AFGC last year. ...
Trumann honors athletes
Trumann High School held their annual sports athletic banquet this past Saturday night at the TIS cafeteria. The event was hosted by the Trumann Athletic Booster Club. Volleyball was the first sport to be honored on the night. In junior high all-conference performers Savannah Morgan and Ashton Parker were awarded the best passer and best setter awards respectively. ...
Area teams fall at state tourneys
Baseball and softball seasons came to a close for the Marked Tree and Harrisburg teams in their respective state tournaments last week. Marked Tree (14-13) lost 6-1 to to Palestine-Wheatley in the Class 2A state tournament being held at Parkers Chapel. Brody McCrary and Connor Fields led the Indians at the plate with two hits each on the day. Dylan Hunt and Bailey Gilbert each had a hit. Hunt scored the Indians only run...
BAY - Mr. Jerry Don Dunning, 62, of Bay, died Thursday, May 9, 2013 at the family residence. He was born in Benton Harbor, Michigan, to the late Mortin W. and Loretta Raper Dunning and had lived most of his lifetime in Bay. He was a ginner with Bay Gin Company and enjoyed watching the St. Louis Cardinals. Mr. Dunning was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ruth Dunning, two brothers, and his parents...
Janice D'Angelo passed away Thursday, April 25, 2013. She is survived by her daughter, Deidre; granddaughter, River Quinn; husband, John; mother, Louise, and brother, Anthony. Memorial services will be held at 7:00 pm on Thursday, May 23, 2013 at Newcomer Funeral Home, 3380 Dayton-Xenia Rd., Beavercreek, Ohio, where her family will receive friends one hour prior to services. ...
Claudine Posey Vanover Allen Bivens was born May 21, 1929 in Philadelphia, MS; and deceased May 13, 2013 in Senatobia, MS. Preceded in death by her parents Cora Velma Sharp Posey and Coley George Posey of Marked Tree, AR. Also preceded in death by husbands Hugh Gordon Allen of Memphis, TN; and Louis Bivens of Trumann, AR. ...
1039th return Wednesday
The 1039th Engineer Company are returning from
Afghanistan. People are invited to welcome them
back at the Industrial Park Access Road in front of
Walmart in Trumann from 1:15-2 p.m. Wednesday, May
Mary Lou Dahmer Killion
Mary Lou Dahmer Killion was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, sister-in-law and aunt. Mary died May 14, 2013 at the age of 55 in Moscow Mills, Missouri. She was the daughter of the late Kenneth O. Dahmer and the late Frances Dahmer Gills. ...
Marked Tree Gifted and Talented get involved
The Marked Tree School District Gifted and Talented Program has been very active this year from participating in Mock Trials to Stock Market Games. They have been involved in these competitions from an elementary to a high school level. "These opportunities are out there for everyone. I'm just jumping on them," said John Kelly, the Marked Tree Gifted and Talented instructor. "It's what is best for the kids."...
Mrs. Mary Irene Toone
TRUMANN - Mrs. Mary Irene Toone, 88 of Trumann went to be with the Lord Friday, May 10, 2013 at Three Rivers Nursing Center in Marked Tree, Ark. Mrs. Toone was born in Waynesboro, Tenn., and had lived in Trumann since 1988 and was formerly of Illinois and Missouri. ...
NEAT usage growing in Poinsett County
The North East Arkansas Transit system has shown exceptional improvement after eight months in operation. The program is aimed at providing public transportation in rural areas in six counties including Poinsett, Craighead, Cross, St. Francis, Crittenden, and Mississippi County...
EPC students come together to clean Lepanto
The Men of EPC and Ladies of EPC came together on Wednesday and Thursday, May 1 and 2, to help their community by cleaning up Main Street in Lepanto. About 60 students painted, scrubbed, and swept the buildings and sidewalks. Lepanto Mayor Steve Jernigan described it as one of the biggest service projects he has seen in Lepanto in a long time...
Delta Regional Authority delivers $200,000 investment toward Trumann adult ed center
A nearly two-year long project combining local, state, and federal resources is nearing reality for the City of Trumann. Delta Regional Authority Co-Chairman Chris Masingill joined local leaders at the Community House on May 1 to announce the DRA is proceeding with an investment totaling more than $200,000 for an adult education center for the community...
Lady Indians win regional opener
The Marked Tree Lady Indians jumped out to an early lead, survived a scare late, and held on to beat Pangburn in the Class 2A North Regional softball tournament his past Monday in Tuckerman. Peyton Carter struck out four batters in the top of the first as one batter reached on a dropped third strike. ...
Indians advance in regionals
Marked Tree and Cedar Ridge squared off in Class 2A North Regional baseball tournament this past Monday in Tuckerman. The Indians took the early 2-0 lead before the Timberwolves came back and took the lead at 4-2. Marked Tree plated runs in the bottom of the fifth and sixth innings to take a 7-4 victory...
Warriors fall in extra innings
EPC and Walnut Ridge met in opening round of the Class 2A North Regional this past Monday in Tuckerman. Caleb Harston and Layne Ditto were both on their game today on the mound for their respective teams. The Bobcats scored a run in the bottom of the eighth to claim a 3-2 win...
Marked Tree mayor dies at 76
Marked Tree residents are grieving the loss of their mayor. Wayne Nichols, a leader who served his state and community in numerous roles, died Sunday, May 5, at age 76. Born in Pocahontas, Tenn., in 1937, Nichols worked for E. Ritter and Company 43 years, was a representative in the Arkansas Legislature from 1999 to 2006, served as a Marked Tree alderman, was a commissioner with Arkansas Rural Services, and a Poinsett County election commissioner. ...
William Wayne Nichols
MARKED TREE - William Wayne Nichols, 76, of Marked Tree passed away Sunday, May 5, 2013. Wayne Nichols was born April 26, 1937, at Pocahontas, Tenn., to J.S. and Evie Nichols. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Hershel, Herbert, Delbert and L.W.; and his sister, Eva Steele...
JONESBORO - Mr. James Lyndell Cavenar, 85, of Jonesboro died Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro. He was born in St. Louis, MO., and was formerly of Arnold, MO., before moving to Jonesboro 11 years ago. He was a retired supervisor with American Can Company, a U.S. ...
TRUMANN - Ms. Jacqulene "Jackie" Adams, 82, of Trumann died Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at Woodbriar Nursing Home in Harrisburg, Ark. She was born in Trumann, Ark. and lived most of her lifetime in Trumann. She was retired from Singer Company and of the Methodist faith. Ms. Adams was preceded in death by her parents, Floyd Cecil and Edith Burgess Adams. Survivors include several cousins...
Tyler- Smith Engagement
Michael and Angie Allensworth, of Keiser, are happy to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Allyson Tyler, to Marc Smith, son of Michael and Geraldine Moore of Lepanto. The future bride is currently enrolled in the nursing program at Arkansas Northeastern College in Blytheville and will graduate in May, 2014. The future groom is currently employed at Agricultural Resources, Inc. in Jonesboro...
Autumn Sanchez and Chris Mullins of Trumann are the proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Hannah Reese Ann Mullins. She was born April 19, 2013 at St. Bernard's Hospital in Jonesboro and weighed 7 pounds 13 ounces. Hannah's siblings are Leona Pierce, 3 and Kalib Mullins 6. Grandparents are Connie Dever , Tim Sanchez , and Donny Mullins all of Trumann; and Cindy Vaughn of Missouri...