CHEROKEE VILLAGE - Mrs. Lillian Louise Trussell, 74, of Cherokee Village, Ark., departed this life Friday, October 21, 2016. Mrs. Trussell was born in Dyess, Ark. and had lived in Cherokee Village since 2004 and was formerly of Trumann. Mrs. Trussell was a substitute teacher, a factory worker and of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, R.C. Trussell; two sisters; one brother and her parents, James M. and Daisy Mae Alice Carter Bennett...
TRUMANN - Richard Fredrick (Dick) Schmidt, 92, died peacefully at his home on October 21, 2016. He was born on December 8, 1923, in Omaha, Neb. to John P. and Bertha Schmidt. On June 16, 1948, he married his sweetheart, Eva Elizabeth (Koerkenmeier) in Tipton, Mo. and moved to Jonesboro in 1952 (and eventually Trumann in 1964); they had six children. He was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus...
LEPANTO - Ms. Patricia Kirkpatrick departed this life Saturday, October 8, 2016, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro at the age of 53. Ms. Kirkpatrick was born November 5, 1962 to Warren and Lee Sulcer. Ms. Kirkpatrick is survived by one son, Daniel Toural, Jr. of Baton Rouge, La. and a host of other family and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents...
Intergovernmental council discusses dilapidated housing
Mayors from around the county met in Marked Tree last week for the quarterly intergovernmental cooperative council meeting to update each other on local projects and discuss issues facing their cities. Part of the discussion centered around dealing with dilapidated houses. The group invited Wynne Mayor Bob Stacy to talk about his city's success in dealing with the issue...
Power outages caused by "target practice"
Craighead Electric is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for vandalizing a transmission structure last Saturday, which resulted in power outages to many people. According to posts Craighead Electric made on their facebook page, outages that occurred last Saturday, Oct. ...
Lepanto to hold public meeting regarding water rates
The city of Lepanto will hold a public meeting next month to get public input on a proposed increase for water and sewer rates. The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 15, before the regular city council meeting, which will begin at 7 p.m...
Lady 'Jackets beat Marmaduke in season opener
Bay (1-0) got 20 points from Whitlee Layne as the Lady Yellowjackets posted a 58-42 win over Marmaduke (0-1) in the season opener for both schools. Bay's Mallory Hartley opened the scoring with one of two free throws for 1-0 Bay lead before Tabitha Hyten hit two of three free throws for the Lady Greyhounds to make it 2-1 Marmaduke, their only lead of the night. ...
Pee Wee Football Action
Trumann hosted Harrisburg in 4th, 5th and 6th grade pee wee football action!
Trumann downs county rival Harrisburg 41-0
Trumann (4-3, 2-2 4A-3) got a big night from Cade Gartman as the Wildcats rolled to a 41-0 win over Harrisburg (0-7, 0-4) in conference play this past Friday night at Wildcat Stadium. Harrisburg got the ball to start the game as Lance McGinnis returned the kick-off to the the Hornets' 41-yard line. ...
Junior Wildcats shutout county rival Harrisburg
Trumann (2-5, 1-4 4A-3) jumped out to an early 16-0 before cruising to a 34-0 win over conference and county rival Harrisburg (2-5, 0-5) this past Thursday night at Hornet Stadium. Trumann got the ball first to start the game with Ben Woodruff returning the kick-off to the Junior Hornets 49-yard line. ...
Area sports roundup
Marked Tree (4-3, 1-2 2A-3) used a balanced offense to beat Strong 34-18 in non-conference action this past Friday in Pine Bluff. Jack Brown completed six of eleven passes for 184 yards and two touchdowns to go along with 32 yards rushing a touchdown to lead the Indians. ...
NEA fishing report
Lake Poinsett is known for its crappie fishing and reports anglers are catching them around 8 feet deep. The lake is low right now so the best place to launch is at the dam. The bait shop is still getting calls for both the nightcrawlers and redworms. The cricket sales and they do still have goldfish...
OSCEOLA - Mr. Bobby Ray Claybrooks, 62, departed this life Thursday, October 13, 2016 at his residence. Mr. Claybrooks was born April 15, 1954 in Osceola to Eugene and Helen Alexander Moss. He was a Gin worker and a member of St. John Full Gospel in Osceola...
Second half collapse costly for Hornets
Harrisburg (0-6, 0-3 4A-3) played a great first half of football against Highland as they trailed 13-12 at the half. The Hornets self-destructed in the second half as Highland put up 29 points while hold Harrisburg scoreless to take a 42-12 conference win this past Friday at Hornet Stadium...
Junior Wildcats drop conference game to Gosnell
Trumann (1-5, 0-4 4A-3) scored on their opening drive against Gosnell to take an early lead but then couldn't find answer for the Junior Pirates' running game as the visitors took a 26-6 win over the Junior Wildcats on homecoming night at Wildcat Stadium...
Area sports roundup
EPC (4-2, 2-0 2A-3) fell 12-6 to Des Arc in non-conference football action this past Friday in Des Arc. Chanc Gray passed for 80 yards and touchdown while adding 31 yards rushing to lead the Warriors' offense. Eric Driver and Trevor Walker each had 48 yards rushing as Jonathan Gilmore caught two balls for 36 yards and a touchdown. Gray finished with 12 tackles with Gilmore adding 11 tackles for the EPC defense. Walker and Andrew Cavitt finished with nine and eight tackles respectively...
NEA fishing report
Lake Poinsett State Park said the adage "time does fly when you are having fun" would be an appropriate saying for a fisherman. Many are out there just to enjoy the beautiful weather and relax. The serious fishermen are still buying the goldfish to bait their lines. Minnow sales are picking up, as well as the worms and crickets. The weather is right but the water level is still low...
TRUMANN - Mrs. Betty Jane Richardson of Trumann departed this life on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro, Ark., at the age 81. Mrs. Richardson was born in Caraway, Ark., and lived most of her lifetime in Trumann. She was a retired supervisor with Salant & Salant and a member of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by four sisters, four brothers and her parents, Aubrey and Willie Mae Lambert Shriner...
TRUMANN - Mrs. Wilma Sue Milligan of Trumann departed this life on Sunday, October 9, 2016 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark., at the age of 85. She was born Tuesday, November 25, 1930 in Fruitland, Tenn., and had lived most of her lifetime in Trumann. ...
TRUMANN - Mrs. Lucille Robbins McCarty-Greer passed away peacefully, Thursday, October 6, 2016, at St. Bernard's Medical Center at the age of 94. She was born March 11, 1922 to R.V. and Lela Robbins in Savannah, Tenn. She moved with her family to Trumann at a very young age and had lived in Trumann most of her life. ...
Tressie Juanita Thompson
TRUMANN - Mrs. Tressie Juanita Thompson departed this life on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at Arlington Cove Nursing Home in Trumann, Ark., at the age of 93. She was born Sunday, May 13, 1923 in Lepanto and had lived most of her lifetime in Trumann. Mrs. ...
TRUMANN - Ms. Tammy Gipson departed this life Monday, October 3, 2016 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark., at the age of 52. She was born Friday, August 7, 1964 in Trumann and had lived most of her lifetime in Trumann. She was a waitress and of the Christian faith. Ms. Gipson was preceded in death by her father, Bobby Harper and her adopted father, Gary Kelleghan...
Tyronza students congratulate Turner on being named Officer of the Year
Tyronza Police Chief Tony Turner was in for a surprise when he responded to a call at Tyronza Elementary Monday morning. The whole school had gathered in the gym to surprise and congratulate him on being named the Poinsett County Officer of the Year. Turner received the recognition as part of the Arkansas Law Enforcement Summit, hosted by Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge at Camp Robinson in North Little Rock this week...
Lions hear about ballot Issue 3
Trumann Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Neal Vickers spoke to the Trumann Lions Club recently about Issue 3, which will be one of seven ballot issues up for vote during the General Election. Issue 3, whose popular name is "An Amendment to the Arkansas Constitution Concerning Job Creation, Job Expansion, and Economic Development," was passed by the state legislature as Senate Joint Resolution 16 and would amend several sections of the Arkansas Constitution if approved by voters. ...