Trumann Lions holding annual BBQ Saturday
The Bill Teague Barbecue, Trumann Lions Club's 38th annual barbecue, will this Saturday. The barbecue is one of the Trumann Lions Club's biggest fundraisers of the year with all proceeds going toward eye glasses, eye surgery, and job training for the blind and visually impaired...
EPC handed first loss of season
EPC (6-1, 3-1 2A-3) and Cross County met this past Friday night in a battle of undefeated teams in the 2A-3 conference. The Warriors jumped out early scoring on their first possession, but it was all Thunderbirds from there on as Cross County posted a 36-8 win in Lepanto...
Junior Warriors blank county rivals
The Junior Warriors defense was stingy as their offense was plentiful as EPC downed county rival Marked Tree 28-0 last Thursday in Lepanto. Marked Tree received the opening kick-off before being forced to punt on their first possession. The Junior Warriors ground game cranked out the yardage with Alex Benton capping off the drive with a nine yard touchdown run. ...
Dye's big outing paces 'Cats - County football roundup
Trumann's (2-5, 1-3 4A-3) defense stopped Harrisburg's (1-6, 0-4) final drive of the game to preserve a 44-39 4A-3 conference win this past Friday in Trumann. Grayson Dye had a huge night for the Wildcats as he rushed for 301 yards and four touchdowns. Dalton Carter added 71 yards on the ground with a touchdown as Garrett Woods added 51 yards rushing. Willie Moore had a touchdown run as the Wildcats ran for 446 yards on the night...
Trumann and Harrisburg advance in NEA YFL playoffs
Trumann (#1 NE) and Harrisburg (#3 SW) both advanced to the semi-finals with wins this past weekend in the opening round of NEA YFL post-season playoffs in Hoxie. Trumann downed Hoxie (#4 SW) 20-6 and Harrisburg downed Earle 16-12 in the Cotton Bowl division. EPC (# 3 SE) could not find an answer for Newport offensively or defensively as their seasn ended with a 36-0 loss in the Super Bowl division...
EARLE -- Judy Ann Hood, 60, of Earle passed away October 16, 2014 at her home. Mrs. Hood was a homemaker and formerly lived in Tyronza where she was born. She was a member of the Barton Chapel in Tyronza. Mrs. Hood was preceded in death by her husband Ronnie Hood; one grandson, Sterling Hood; and one brother Eddie Gann. ...
Floyd "Ed" Fortson
TRUMANN - Mr. Floyd Edward "Ed" Fortson, 80, of Trumann died Saturday, October 18, 2014 at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. He was born May 30, 1934 in Harrisburg and had lived most of his lifetime in Trumann. Mr. Fortson was a retired Union Organizer for the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, and a member of the Eastside Baptist Church. ...
HARRISBURG - Mr. Loyd Eugene Horton, of Harrisburg, departed this life Tuesday, October 14, 2014, at the Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro, at the age of 83. He was born January 16, 1931 in Egypt, Arkansas, the son of Joseph Horton and Louie Banks Horton...
Brack - Davis Reunion
The annual Brack-Davis family reunion was held in Trumann Sept 13 with 45 descendents attending. Five generations of the Brack family were represented. Shown in the front row from the L. are Robert Davis, Phyllis Brack Roberts, James Brack, and Mary Brack. From the Left in the back row are Geraldine Brack Gann, Katherine Brack Davis, Donald Brack, Betty Brack and Johnny Roberts. Six of the seven Brack children were at the reunion. Photo provided...
LEPANTO -- Vivian Fay McGhee died at Three Rivers Nursing Home in Marked Tree October 8, 2014. Mrs. McGhee, 81, was from Lepanto and was born in Casa, Ark. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith, loved gardening and had been a resident of Lepanto for 60 years. ...
TRUMANN - Mrs. Edith Madeline Craig, of Trumann, died October 11, 2014 at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro at the age of 90. She was born in Mountain View, Ark. to the late James Alonzo and Dessie Alberta Richardson McIntire. Mrs. Craig lived most of her lifetime in Trumann, was a housewife and a member of the Melton Avenue Church of Christ. ...
TRUMANN - Mrs. Virginia Hare Penna of Trumann died October 11, 2014 at St. Elizabeth Place in Jonesboro at the age of 82. Mrs. Penna was born in Prentiss County, Miss., but had lived most of her lifetime in Trumann. She was retired from Salant & Salant and Trumann Public School District and a member of Central Missionary Baptist Church in Trumann. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ludie M. Penna, Sr.; one son, Chris Penna; two brothers, Bill Hare and LeRoy Hare and her parents...
Billye J. Marr
CORDOVA, TENN. - Billye J. Marr, 87, of Cordova, Tenn. unexpectedly went to be with the Lord Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. She was born in Marked Tree November 11, 1926 to Wylie and Opal (Estes) Dye.Billye graduated from Marked Tree High School in 1945. The Dye family lived in Marked Tree from 1917 until Opal's death in 1970 and was members of First Baptist Church...
COLT - Mrs. Susan Hendrix Thompson of Colt, Ark., died September 28, 2014 at UAMS in Little Rock, Ark., at the age of 53. She was born in Jonesboro and had lived in Colt for the past ten years and was formerly of Trumann and Jonesboro. She was a retired secretary and a member of Smith Chapel Baptist Church in Colt. Mrs. Thompson was preceded in death by one brother, Charles B. Hendrix, Jr. and her father, Charles Buford Hendrix, Sr...
Marked Tree council approves rail spur repairs
After much discussion, the Marked Tree City Council voted 7-1 in favor of accepting a bid of over $44,000 to do railroad track repairs to the spur next to Snyder Crown. During the discussion, Alderman Shane Glenn, who voted against the ordinance, asked about the possibility of deeding the spur to Snyder Crown and having them pay for the repairs. "What does the city get out of it?" Glenn said. "I just don't see that the city needs to foot the whole bill."...
Tyronza accepts offer on police car, discusses welcome sign
Among the items on this month's agenda, the Tyronza City Council accepted a offer on selling a police car, and discussed plans for welcome signs and grant money. The city has been trying to sell one of its police cars after numerous problems including the engine blowing out. ...
TAPS holds "Strut Your Mutt" fundraiser
The Trumann Arkansas Pet Savers(TAPS) recently held a "Strut your Mutt" contest that resulted in a successful fundraiser at the Annual Wild Duck Festival in Trumann on Saturday, Oct. 4. Dayna Gossett with TAPS said 4 of the 16 dogs that participated in the event were rescued through the organization...
Officials talk recycling at intergovernmental meeting
During the quarterly intergovernmental council meeting in Harrisburg Tuesday, County Judge Charles Nix and Jamie Wright with East Arkansas Planning and Development District (EAPDD) spoke at length about two recycling trailers available to the county through a grant from Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ)...
Bradley talks scholarship fund at Lions Club
Joshua Bradley, a Trumann native and candidate for Poinsett County Clerk, spoke to the Trumann Lions Club recently about the Poinsett County Single Parent Scholarship Fund (PCSPSF). Bradley became treasurer for the PCSPSF three years ago after being asked to join the board by County Clerk Fonda Condra. ...
Trumann council allows bucket brigade for memorial
After being approached by a citizen about disallowing bucket brigades at the stoplights, the Trumann City Council came back with a decision to permit Make-a-Wish and the Fallen Heroes Memorial Park at this month's city council meeting. "They need to purchase a few monuments at the park for our fallen heroes, and Make-a-Wish has provided for multiple children in the city of Trumann," said Mayor Sheila Walters...
Feeling the sting!
Lady Hornets win conference match against Cave City.
Lady Hornets take match from Cave City
Harrisburg celebrated Senior Night with a victory over Cave City this past Tuesday night. The Lady Hornets won the first two sets 25-18 and 25-17. Cave City took set three 25-19 before Harrisburg won set four 25-16 to win the match. For the Lady Hornets, Abby Wallace finished with 14 kills, two assists, nine digs, three aces and three blocks. ...
Hornets tumble in conference clash
Harrisburg (1-5, 0-3 4A-3) and Highland played to a 7-7 tie after one quarter of play in what looked like the makings of a tight contest. The Rebels took control in the second quarter outscoring the Hornets 26-0 on their way to a 53-27 win this past Friday in Harrisburg...
Junior Wildcats continue to roll
Trumann's Junior Wildcats (6-0) continued to roll as they amassed 398 yards rushing in a 36-8 win over Harrisburg last Thursday in Harrisburg. Jon Dunman, Connor Barker, Jarred Carter, Chase Cook, Patrick Hill, Zac Burchfield, Matthew Whitlock and Gavin Dunahoo opened up holes all night for the Junior Wildcat rushing attack...
County football highlights
EPC continued their winning ways as they rolled to a 42-0 win over Rector to go to 6-0, 3-0 2A-3 on the season. Aaron Scales threw for 155 yards and three touchdowns while adding eight tackles on defense. TJ Young rushed for 133 yards and a touchdown as Kyler Gordon added two rushing touchdowns and one touchdown receiving. Quin Young added 101 yards receiving on the night. Matt Ferguson led the defense with 11 tackles as Clay Malone finished with 10 tackles...