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Trumann job fair grows in second year (04/28/16)
The second annual job fair in Trumann, sponsored by Gooodwill Industries in partnership with the Trumann Chamber of Commerce, was a success and showed a lot of growth in participation over last year's job fair. Chamber Director Neal Vickers said more people came to this year's fair in the first half hour than came during the entire four-hour event last year. ...
Trumann Animal Clinic celebrates 32 years (04/28/16)
Trumann Animal Clinic is celebrating their 32 year anniversary this month. Dr. Norette Underwood originally opened the clinic on April 1, 1984. The Harrisburg native knew she wanted to be a veterinarian when she was in the tenth grade because of her love of animals and science. "I was one of the lucky ones. I knew what I wanted to do in school," Underwood said...
Doris Johnson (04/27/16)
TRUMANN -- Doris Jane Johnson, of Trumann, passed away in Jonesboro April 22, 2016, at the age of 67. She was born in Marked Tree to Larry Armstrong, Sr. and Christine South Armstrong. Mrs. Johnson was a member of the 1st Pentecostal Church of Marked Tree and was a homemaker...
Nida Beaird (04/26/16)
LITTLE ROCK - The Song Bird of Good Shepherd Memory Care sang her last melody on Thursday, April 21, 2016 and will be singing in heaven now. Nida Beaird was born on June 3, 1927 to Dick and Anna Bossert in Trumann, the youngest of four daughters and big sister to one brother. She graduated from Trumann High School and shortly thereafter married her high school sweetheart, Guy Beaird, just before he joined the war effort in France during World War II...
Micky Hall (04/26/16)
TRUMANN - Mrs. Micky Darlene Hall, 73, of Trumann died Thursday, April 21, 2016 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Mrs. Hall was born Wednesday, September 2, 1942 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and had moved to Trumann a few days ago and was formerly of Frankfort, Ind. She was a cosmetologist and of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by two brothers and her parents, Milton Scott and Viola Craig Hawley...
Mock prom wreck staged at EPC (04/22/16)
Riverside Ambulance organized this year's mock prom wreck at EPC High School to teach students of the dangers of drunk driving. Many of those involved in staging the wreck said if they were able to reach just one person, it was worth it. Students from EPC and Marked Tree came to see the performance, which involved rescue crews responding to the scene of wreck between high school students and a family of three. ...
McWayne talks about Parent Center (04/22/16)
Patti McWayne, Parent Coordinator at the Parent Center in Trumann, was the guest speaker at the Trumann Lions Club's weekly meeting last Wednesday. McWayne is in her fourth year at the position but has been in the Trumann School District for 28 years. "I'm honored to be here today and to speak to you. We are very fortunate to have a parent center here at Trumann," McWayne said...
Harles Reece Sr. (04/22/16)
TRUMANN - Mr. Harles W. Reece, Sr., of Trumann died April 13, 2016, at Arlington Cove in Trumann at the age of 87. Mr. Reece was born Friday, Feb. 15, 1929, in Booneville, Miss., and lived most of his lifetime in Trumann. He was a retired factory worker and a member of Providence Baptist Church. Mr. Reece was preceded in death by his wife Lorraine Beasley Reece; one sister, one brother and his parents, James Wesley and Ruby Littrell Reece...
Frank Ray Jr. (04/22/16)
TRUMANN - Mr. Frank Ray Jr. (Paw) was born in Stonewall, Ark., on Jan. 4, 1945, to late Frank Sr. and Imogene Barnett Ray. Mr. Ray passed peacefully Wednesday, April 13, 2016, at the family residence at the age of 71. Mr. Ray was a long time resident of Trumann, coming from the Corning and Nobel area. ...
Claude Day (04/22/16)
MARKED TREE - Claude Leander Day, 89, of Marked Tree, passed away Monday, April 18, 2016, at NEA Baptist Hospital. He was born in Eads, Tenn., to the late Ocie Day and Allie Maude Morgan Day Robison. Claude was a mechanic and of the Baptist faith. Claude served in the U.S. ...
Lady Warriors take 12-4 win over Marked Tree (04/22/16)
EPC made it a season sweep over Marked Tree taking a 12-4 win over the Lady Indians this past Tuesday in Lepanto. The Lady Warriors won 20-11 earlier in the season on Marked Tree. Ally Byers walked leading off for Marked Tree and promptly stole second base. ...
Controversial call allows Wildcats to get win over EPC (04/22/16)
The home plate umpire overturned a call by the field ump at first base that would have given EPC the victory but instead allowed the tying run to score before Trumann got a single from Jarred Carter to score Koltan Jones with the winning run as Trumann nipped EPC 12-11 in high school baseball action t his past Monday in Trumann...
Parker signs to play volleyball at Hendrix College (04/22/16)
All the hard work Caroline Parker of Harrisburg has put in over the past several years paid off this past Friday as Parker signed scholarship papers to play volleyball for the Lady Warriors. Parker was all smiles afterwards. "It's an amazing feeling. It just shows that all the hard work does pay off in the end. If anyone has the desire to play college ball I say go for it, it's possible," Parker said...
Warriors take road win at Harrisburg (04/22/16)
EPC took an early 1-0 lead as Harrisburg kept the game close for the first two innings. EPC used six hits in the top of the third to go up 6-0 on their way to a 13-2 win over the Hornets this past Friday in Harrisburg. Kyler Gordon and Trevor Walker both grounded out for EPC in the top of the first before Clay Malone singled and stole second base, Peyton Phillips singled scoring Malone to make it 1-0 Warriors. ...
Lady Hornets lose thriller to Valley View (04/22/16)
Harrisburg rallied back from a 2-0 deficit to take a 3-2 lead only to see Valley View score two runs in the fifth and one in the sixth to take a 5-3 win over the Lady Hornets this past Friday at Valley View. The Lady Hornets went three up three down in the top of the first as Jessica Webb struck out leading off as Keely Edwards followed by popping out. ...
Donald Blagg (04/19/16)
MARKED TREE - Donald Blagg, 58, of Marked Tree passed from this life on Saturday, April 16, 2016 in Jonesboro. He was born on April 22, 1957 in Payneway. He was a member of The First United Methodist Church in Marked Tree, a graduate of Marked Tree High School class of 1975 and a farmer for 32 years...
Jimmie Lou Strange (04/19/16)
PAYNEWAY - Jimmie Lou Strange, 66, of the Payneway Community departed this life Sunday, April 17, 2016 in Jonesboro. She was born on June 27, 1949 in Marked Tree to Boyd Reed Talley and Redalue Blackwell Rhoades. Mrs. Strange is preceded in death by her father and brother Dayton Husky Sollis...
Youth Turkey Hunt (04/18/16)
These youth bagged turkeys on the annual youth turkey hunt this year.
Area sports roundup (04/18/16)
The Lady Hornets got a 4A-3 conference doubleheader sweep of Cave City this past Thursday in Harrisburg. Harrisburg won the first game 10-0 before taking the second game 7-3. In the opener, Keely Edwards collected four hits, scored three runs and had a RBI to lead Harrisburg at the plate. ...
Lady Yellowjackets lose conference game to Armorel (04/18/16)
Bay let a 3-1 lead slip way as Armorel came back and took a 5-3 win in 1A-3 East softball action this past Tuesday in Bay. Armorel went down in order in the top of the first inning. Baylee Bowers grounded out to lead things off for Bay as Katie Ferguson struck out. ...
Hornets fall to Corning in non-conference contest (04/18/16)
Harrisburg managed only one run on three hits in their 10-1 loss to Corning this past Friday in a non-conference contest in Harrisburg. The Bobcats took the early lead with a run in the top of the first inning making it 1-0. Brady Castle led off the inning for Harrisburg with a ground out as Jordan Hindman walked. ...
Daniels tosses shutout against Lady Cougars (04/18/16)
Marked Tree's Harley Daniels only allowed three hits as the Lady Indians downed Rector 2-0 in high school softball action this past Thursday in Marked Tree. Tori Hill struck out for Rector to open the game before Sophie Adams was hit by a pitch. Colby Lynch flew out as Emma Hobbs walked putting runners on first and second for the Lady Cougars. ...
Harold Vickers (04/15/16)
TRUMANN - Mr. Harold Joe Vickers, 64, of Trumann, died Sunday, April 10, 2016, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Mr. Vickers was born in Trumann and lived most of his lifetime there. He was a factory worker and of the Church of God faith. He was preceded in death by two sisters, four brothers and his parents, James and Bessie Brewer Vickers...
Opie Rogers (04/15/16)
TRUMANN - Mr. Opie Joseph Rogers of Trumann died Thursday, April 7, 2016, at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro, at the age of 90. He was born Nov. 12, 1925, in Scotland, Ark., and had lived most of his lifetime in Trumann. He was a retired farmer, WWII veteran of U.S. ...
Samuel Roberts (04/15/16)
TYRONZA - Samuel E. "Bob" Roberts, 87, of Tyronza passed away April 9, 2016. Mr. Roberts served in the Navy, Navy Reserve, and Army during WWII and the Korean War and was awarded the Purple Heart. He enjoyed reading, doing crossword puzzles, watching The Gaithers, fishing, and playing with his grandchildren...
National Headlines
  • President Obama celebrates jazz at the White House
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are celebrating International Jazz Day a day early with a concert at the White House....
  • Trump making case to GOP insiders amid chaotic rally scene
    BURLINGAME, Calif. (AP) -- Donald Trump took his outsider campaign to the inner sanctum of California's Republican party on Friday, making his case directly to the GOP's state party convention even as angry demonstrators shadowed him outside in a possible harbinger of the controversy he will bring as the nominating process shifts toward the nation's most populous and diverse state....
  • North Korea sends another US citizen to prison
    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- North Korea sentenced a U.S. citizen of Korean heritage to 10 years in prison with hard labor after convicting him of espionage and subversion, the second American it has put behind bars this year....
  • Parts of India ban daytime cooking as hundreds die of heat
    PATNA, India (AP) -- With sizzling temperatures claiming more than 300 lives this month in India, officials said they were banning daytime cooking in some parts of the drought-stricken country in a bid to prevent accidental fires that have killed nearly 80 more people....
  • 8 children, 2 tied up in backyard, rescued from Texas home
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- A late-night phone call to police about a crying child led to the discovery of eight children unsupervised at a San Antonio home, including a 2-year-old boy chained in the backyard and a 3-year-old girl tied to a door with a dog leash, authorities said Friday....
  • Colorado woman gets 100 years for cutting baby from womb
    BOULDER, Colo. (AP) -- A judge on Friday sentenced a Colorado woman who cut a baby from a stranger's womb to 100 years in prison, including the maximum penalties for attempted murder and unlawful termination of a pregnancy....
  • Rowdy Trump protests portend explosive California primary
    BURLINGAME, Calif. (AP) -- Hundreds of rowdy protesters broke through barricades and threw eggs at police Friday outside a hotel where Donald Trump addressed the state's Republican convention. Several Trump supporters said they were roughed up but no serious injuries were reported....
  • 16 blamed for mistakes in deadly US attack on Afghan clinic
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Human error, violations of combat rules and untimely equipment failures led to the mistaken U.S. aerial attack on a charity-run hospital in Afghanistan last fall that killed 42 people, a senior American general said Friday. Investigators called the attack a "disproportional response to a threat that didn't exist."...
  • Rising violence kills over 200 in a week in Syria's Aleppo
    DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- The Syrian army and rebels unleashed deadly new attacks on each other Friday in Aleppo, with insurgents shelling a mosque during weekly prayers and government airstrikes hitting opposition neighborhoods in escalating bloodshed the U.N. decried as a "monstrous disregard for civilian lives by all parties."...
  • Most states do bare minimum on fire-foam contamination
    The military is checking U.S. bases for potential groundwater contamination from a toxic firefighting foam, but most states so far show little inclination to examine civilian sites for the same threat....