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Wednesday, Sep. 28, 2016
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  • Michelle Obama: Protest Vote Is a Vote for Trump
    Sept. 28 -- First Lady Michelle Obama campaigned for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton on Wednesday. At a rally in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, she warned that voting for a third party candidate or choosing not to vote is helping to elect Clinton’s opponent Donald Trump.
  • Schumer supports overriding veto of terrorism lawsuits bill
    Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) asks colleagues to overcome White House in permitting 9/11 families to seek justice in court.
  • Trump Meets with Polish Americans
    Donald Trump told a group of Polish Americans Wednesday that his administration "would be a true friend to Poland." (Sept. 28)
  • Raw: California Fire Threatens 300 Buildings
    Authorities say a growing wildfire in the central California coast's Santa Cruz Mountains is threatening at least 300 structures. Officials say the fire has burned more than one and a half square miles of dry brush and timber. (Sept. 28)
  • California Fatal Police Shooting Sparks Protests
    Dozens protested in El Cajon, California after police shot and killed a black man. The man reportedly acted erratically, pulled an object from his pocket and pointed it at officers. Police later acknowledged the man was not armed. (Sept. 28)
  • Trump: We Will 'Get Rid of That Crooked Woman'
    One night after the first presidential debate, Donald Trump railed against Hillary Clinton during a Tuesday evening rally in Melbourne, Florida. "Almost every single poll had us winning the debate against crooked Hillary Clinton," Trump said. (Sept. 27)
  • Iowa Residents Anxiously Watch Floodwall
    Residents of Cedar Rapids are watching anxiously as the quickly rising Cedar River threatens to inundate their city with devastating floodwaters for the second time in just over eight years. The river was expected to crest at just over 22 feet. (Sept. 27)
  • Hillary Clinton criticises Donald Trump's business
    Hillary Clinton says Donald Trump is wrong to think his experience of business can help him fix America's economy.
  • Trump says Clinton doesn't have the stamina to be president
    Donald Trump says Hillary Clinton doesn't have the stamina to be president during their first live tv debate.
  • Clinton, Trump Spar Over Temperament, Judgment
    Sept. 27 -- Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump met in their first presidential debate Monday night as the conversation quickly turned personal over experience, temperament, and judgment. Bloomberg's Steve Yaccino reports on "Bloomberg ‹GO›."
  • Deconstructing the debate
    Donald Trump went on the attack early in the debate, ripping Hillary Clinton for supporting trade deals he says have cost America jobs. Clinton went after Trump on his failure to release tax returns and his degrading statements about women.
  • This Dictionary’s Twitter Account Threw Some Major Shade at Trump's Words
    The internet went crazy as people live tweeted during the Presidential debate, and once more it didn’t disappoint. Susana Victoria Perez (@susana_vp) has more.
Charles "Bud" Johnson (09/27/16)
WERNERSVILLE, PA - Charles R. "Bud" Johnson, 87, formerly of Marked Tree, Ark., passed away Sunday, September 25, 2016 in Phoebe Berks Healthcare Center, Wernersville, Penn. He was the widower of Martha "Sue" (Walker) Johnson who passed away November 22, 2003. ...
Mattie Massey-Brown (09/27/16)
TRUMANN - Mrs. Mattie Elizabeth Massey-Brown of Trumann departed this life on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at the Atkins Health and Rehabilitation Center in Atkins, Ark., at the age of 86. She was born in Calhoun County, Miss., to the late William Albert and Birdie Lenora Sanders Thompson and had lived most of her lifetime in Trumann. ...
Lepanto council approves radio upgrade (09/23/16)
The main item of discussion for the Lepanto City Council Tuesday night was upgrading radios from analog to digital for the fire and police departments. Fire Chief David Simmons spoke about the need for the replacement, saying they have had issues with the range of the current system. ...
Marked Tree School gives Annual Report to the Public (09/23/16)
Before Monday night's school board meeting, Marked Tree School District gave their Annual Report to the Public. During her section of the report, Superintendent Annesa Thompson said the district is expected to bring in over $4.5 million in revenue and spend close to $4.4 million in expenditures. Regarding facilities, she said they are currently reviewing bids for the gym's plumbing renovation...
Cotton Pickin' Jubilee is Saturday (09/23/16)
Marked Tree's Cotton Pickin' Jubilee takes places this Saturday, Sept. 24, at Cypress Park. Below is a schedule of events taking place during the festival. 6 a.m. Pancake breakfast at the Masonic Lodge. 8 a.m. Peggy Bankston Walk/Run registration at First United Methodist Church, sponsored by Marked Tree Rotary Club...
Area sports roundup (09/22/16)
Harrisburg handed Westside their first loss of the season with a 25-15, 25-14, 25-22 three game sweep last Thursday in Harrisburg. Olivia Deckelman led the Lady Hornets with 11 blocks, 11 digs and six kills. Emily Newcomb was nine of eleven serving with 12 assists and four blocks as Lacey Lambright finished with 11 digs and Destany Lovell had five blocks. ...
Wildcats suffer first loss of season to Paragould (09/22/16)
Trumann (2-1) got behind early in the game and never could rebound as the Paragould Rams handed the Wildcats a 21-14 defeat this past Friday at Wildcat Field. Paragould got the ball first and used a mixture of running and passing plays to drive the fall down field before scoring on a touchdown run to make it 6-0. ...
Turnovers costly in loss for Junior Wildccats (09/22/16)
Turnovers proved costly for Trumann (1-2, 0-1 4A-3) as Highland scored off a turnover on downs and returned a fumble for a score as they blanked the Junior Wildcats 20-0 in junior high football this past Thursday night at Wildcat Field. Dedrick Coleman returned the opening kick-off to the Trumann 43-yard line bringing out the Junior Wildcats offense. ...
Rodeo produces two nights of action for fans (09/22/16)
The NEA Pro Rodeo concluded it's two-night event this past Saturday with a night packed full of action. A good crowd was on hand to see who came on top in eight categories. Universal Pro Rodeo provided all the livestock for the event. The first event of the night was bareback riding with most all riders making the eight second horn. ...
State Golf Qualifiers (09/22/16)
County golfers qualify for 4A state tournaments.
Wildcat Volleyball Action (09/22/16)
Lady Wilcats host Ridgefield Christian School in volleyball action this past Tuesday.
Tournament Champions (09/22/16)
The Nemesis 8CP team won the Miracle League/Fall Finale this past weekend in Jonesboro.
NE Arkansas fishing report (09/22/16)
Reports from Lake Poinsett have the bass fishing doing well on yellow buzzbaits. Crapping are hitting okay on minnows with catfish hitting in the mornings and evenings on goldfish and rice slicks. Bream have been doing well on worms. Crown Lake is reporting clear clarity with the water level normal. ...
Eula Moss (09/22/16)
TRUMANN - Mrs. Eula Rivers Moss departed this life on Monday, September 19, 2016 at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro, Ark., at the age of 87. She was born Friday, August 30, 1929 in Ardmore, Ala., and had lived most of her lifetime in Trumann, Ark. Mrs. Moss was a housewife and a member of Calvary Pentecostal Church. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Earl Simpson and John Moss, Jr.; one daughter; two sons, and her parents, Travis and Carrie Morand Hastings...
Steve Goodman (09/19/16)
TRUMANN - Mr. Steven Allen "Stevie Ray" Goodman of Trumann departed this life on Thursday, September 15, 2016 in Blytheville, Ark., at the age of 59. Mr. Goodman was born Friday, October 19, 1956 in Lepanto, Ark., and had lived most of his lifetime in Trumann. He was a construction worker with Smith Construction and of the Methodist faith. Mr. Goodman was preceded in death by one brother, Dan Goodman and his parents, Olin and Verneil Qualls Goodman...
Bobby Madden (09/19/16)
DYERSBURG - Mr. Bobby Ray Madden departed this life Wednesday, September 7, 2016, at his home in Dyersburg, Tenn. Mr. Madden was born June 6, 1955 in Leighton, Ala. to Butler Davis and Elizabeth Madden. He was a painter and of the Baptist faith. Mr. Madden was preceded in death by one sister, Bobbie Jean Madden; one brother, Jerome Madden and his father...
Booker leads Marked Tree past Harrisburg (09/19/16)
Julian Booker accounted for four touchdowns this past Friday night as he rushed to two scored and passed for two more as Marked Tree (2-0) beat their county rivals Harrisburg (0-2) 58-20 in high school football this Friday at Don Lovell Memorial Field in Marked Tree...
Junior Warriors blank county rival Marked Tree (09/19/16)
EPC (1-1) scored on the first offensive play of the game and never looked back on their way to a 44-0 win over rival Marked Tree (0-2) this past Thursday night at Warrior Field in Lepanto. Bradley Ainsworth fell on Marked Tree's squib kick to start the game giving the Junior Warriors the ball on their own 44-yard line. ...
Area sports roundup (09/19/16)
Hunter Montgomery captured medalist honors with a 36 for Trumann as the Wildcats shot a team total of 128 to tie with Pocahontas for top honors in a four-team meet this past Monday at Trumann Country Club. Trumann also had Fowler Montgomery with a 40 and Jarrett May with a 52. ...
September to Remember/Wounded Warrior Tournament (09/19/16)
Local team wins 14U title at Trumann Sports Complex.
Hitting the links (09/19/16)
Trumann hosts Harrisburg, Pocahontas and Westside in high school golf at Trumann Country Club.
NEA fishing report (09/19/16)
Lake Poinsett State Park reports that fishing has been good even with the low water levels. Crappie have been hitting great as well as the bream, bass and catfish. At Crown Lake the bream are biting good on crickets with the bass working early in the morning and late in the day on spinnerbaits, crankbaits and topwater lures. Catfish have been taking chicken livers and shrimp. No report on the crappie fishing...
Trumann sales tax passes (09/16/16)
The proposed one cent sales tax for Trumann passed Tuesday by a close margin. According to unofficial results from County Clerk Teresa Rouse's office, the tax passed 376-312. The tax is to be used as a revenue stream for several city improvements which are part of a long range plan for Trumann. ...
Trumann Police Department fourth in state to receive accreditation (09/16/16)
The Trumann Police Department was honored by the Arkansas Law Enforcement Accreditation Program at the Trumann City Council's monthly meeting Monday night. Director Gary Sipes of the Arkansas Association of Police Chiefs presented Trumann Police Chief Chad Henson with the certificate showing that the police department has met all 188 standards, becoming only the fourth agency in the state to receive accreditation. ...
Marked Tree Council hears about audit findings (09/16/16)
The Marked Tree City Council discussed several items of business Monday night. Chief among them were changes the city needs to make following a recent audit. Mayor Mary Ann Arnold began the business portion of the meeting by reading a statement in which she said it had come to her attention that she would be asked to resign that night. ...
National Headlines
  • Official: Teacher, 1 child from shooting in good condition
    TOWNVILLE, S.C. (AP) -- The Latest on the shooting at an elementary school in South Carolina that left two students and a teacher wounded (all times local):...
  • Senate passes stopgap spending bill, $1.1B to fight Zika
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Averting an election-year crisis, the Senate on Wednesday passed a bill to keep the government operating through Dec. 9 and provide $1.1 billion in long-delayed funding to battle the Zika virus. The House was poised to act on the measure before day's end....
  • Despite harsh reviews, Trump resists new debate approach
    COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) -- Unmoved by harsh debate reviews, a defiant Donald Trump showed no sign Wednesday of making any big changes before his second faceoff with Hillary Clinton, pressing ahead with a strategy focused on speaking directly to his white working-class loyalists across the Midwest....
  • Authorities: School shooter killed father before rampage
    TOWNVILLE, S.C. (AP) -- A teenager killed his father at their home Wednesday before going to a nearby elementary school and opening fire with a handgun, wounding two students and a teacher, authorities said....
  • Congress rebukes Obama, overrides veto of 9/11 legislation
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a resounding rebuke, Democrats joined with Republicans Wednesday to hand Barack Obama the first veto override of his presidency, voting overwhelmingly to allow families of Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia in U.S. courts for its alleged backing of the attackers....
  • Black man shot dead in California just after police arrived
    EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) -- Police in the San Diego suburb of El Cajon shot and killed a black man a minute after arriving near a strip mall to investigate a report of a mentally unstable person walking in and out of traffic, an official said Wednesday....
  • Saudi Arabia has ways to hit back at 9/11 lawsuit effort
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Saudi Arabia and its allies are warning that U.S. legislation allowing the kingdom to be sued for the 9/11 attacks will have negative repercussions....
  • Shimon Peres witnessed Israel's history, and shaped it
    JERUSALEM (AP) -- At every corner of Israel's tumultuous history, Shimon Peres was there....
  • The Latest: Obama will attend funeral for Peres
    JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Latest on the death of former Israeli President and Prime Minister Shimon Peres (all times local):...
  • Trump's stance on nuclear restraint is ambiguous
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump's ambiguous answer to a debate question on nuclear restraint raised doubts about his understanding of the issue. On the other hand, his words - by design or coincidence - mirror the nub of a policy argument the administration is wrestling with in the final months of Barack Obama's presidency....