TRUMANN - Mr. Gerald Eugene Shetrone, 52, departed this life Monday, January 9, 2017 in Trumann. He was born in Versailles, Ky. and lived in Trumann the last year and was formerly of West Plains, Mo. He was a US Navy veteran, a truck driver and escort driver for SEF Pilot Company. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Tina Brewer; four brothers, Danny, Carl, Clyde, and Floyd Jr. and his parents, Sanford Floyd and Mary Ellen Brooks Shetrone, Sr...
Area sports roundup
Colby Malone scored 13 points to lead four players in double figures as Marked Tree beat Earle 65-48 this past Tuesday in Marked Tree. Nick Andrews, Markel Perry-Washington and Paul Coleman all added 10 points each for the Indians. Earle won the junior high game 48-23...
Slow start costly for Harrisburg in Kell semi-finals
Harrisburg (8-8) got off to a slow start getting outscored 21-5 in the opening quarter and could never recover as the Hornets fell 65-57 to Pangburn this past Saturday in one semi-final game of the Kell Classic in Swifton. Pangburn scored the first seven points of the game before Gatlin Greeno got inside for a Harrisburg basket to make 7-2 Tigers. ...
Wildcats lose overtime thriller to Marmaduke in Kell quarter-finals
Four quarters wasn't enough to decide a winner as Trumann (4-8) and Marmaduke had to go overtime to find a winner in quarter-final play at the Kell Classic in Swifton this past Thursday. The Greyhounds outscored Trumann 6-1 in overtime to take a 76-71 win over the Wildcats...
Lady Hornets tumble in Kell quarter-finals
Harrisburg (8-8) stayed closed with Highland for the first half before the Lady Rebels slowly pulled away in the second half to take a 55-46 over the Lady Hornets in the Kell Classic last Thursday in Swifton. Harrisburg to back to back baskets from Cassie Armstrong and Kelly Curtis to start the game before Highland converted a conventional three-point play to make the score 4-3 Lady Hornets. ...
Lady Wildcats ousted in Kell Classic quarter-finals
Trumann (6-9) played a close first half against Marmaduke but a strong third quarter by the Lady Greyhounds spelled doom for the Lady Wildcats as they fell 58-32 last Wednesday at the Kell Classic in Swifton. The teams traded baskets early in the first quarter as Marmaduke opened with a three-pointer, Star Simmons scored inside for the Lady Wildcats, the Lady Greyhounds made two free throws with Zaria McGuire hitting a jumper for Trumann to make the score 5-4 Marmaduke. ...
Mayors discuss updates during intergovernmental meeting
Area mayors met with each other in Trumann Tuesday to give updates on their cities and discuss future plans. County Judge Bob Cantrell said plans for the county include building a new equipment shed at the county shop along with a new wash rack and pump house. ...
Trumann City Council approves purchase of new fire truck
The Trumann City Council voted unanimously to purchase a new fire truck for the Trumann Fire Department Tuesday night. The new fire truck will be specially made for the needs of the city, with space for medical items to be carried, as the department answers several medical calls yearly. ...
Marked Tree Council hears from Rhoads
Tom Rhoads addressed the Marked Tree City Council Monday night about several issues including city council pay, the sports complex, and a burned out property. Last month, Alderman Cleo Johnson, Jr., had asked about raising the council's pay, but a vote failed with two council members absent. ...
Tyronza City Council passes budget
The Tyronza City Council handled two main items of business Tuesday night, one of which was passing the 2017 budget. The budget included a two percent raise for all city employees. There was some discussion over whether or not the city could afford to give a two percent raise given how tight the General Fund is, but Mayor Charles Glover realized he forgot to include the Act 833 money which will be used for utilities for the fire department. ...
Molder making updates at sheriff's office
New Poinsett County Sheriff Kevin Molder is working on bringing some technological updates to the sheriff's office. He said he wants to be transparent and very open with the public about what's going, and the coming changes will be part of that. As part of that effort, a new Facebook page has been launched, and a new website will be up later in January. ...
Mayors talk goals for new year
Renovation, community engagement, and beautification were among the top goals mayors had for 2017. In Trumann, many of Mayor Barbara Lewallen's goals for the year involved renovation projects using bond money and working on long range projects. She said the renovation of the water tower at Industrial Park should begin in the Spring. ...
Jim Parrish Educational Scholarship
Higgins receives educational scholarship.
PCDT Sports: A look back at 2016
January saw basketball season in full swing and also saw the finals of the 69th Annual NEA Invitational Tournament that was held at the Convocation Center in Jonesboro. Bay and EPC squared off in the boys' Division I finals with Bay coming out on top 60-24. ...
Hornets win conference clash with Trumann
Harrisburg (7-7) made enough free throws down the stretch to secure an 87-82 win over Trumann (4-7) in senior boys basketball action his past Tuesday in Harrisburg. Gatlin Greeno got the Hornets on the board first with a four-point as he netted a three-pointer and added the free throw after being fouled for a 4-0 Harrisburg lead. ...
Junior Hornets fight back to defeat Trumann
Harrisburg outscored Trumann 20-4 in the fourth quarter erasing a 10 point deficit to take a 38-32 win over the Junior Wildcats this past Tuesday in Harrisburg. Trumann jumped out a 5-0 lead as Chris Webb drilled a three-pointer and Dedrick Coleman scored inside before the Junior Hornets got a basket down low from Adam Jones and a three-pointer from Brennon Honeycutt to tie the game at 5 with 3:47 left. ...
Lady Wildcats hold on to defeat Harrisburg
Olivia Greenwell's four-point play with 37 seconds left gave Trumann (6-8) the lead as the Lady Wildcats held on for a 46-45 win over Harrisburg (8-7) in senior high girls' basketball in Trumann. Star Simmons's reverse lay-up gave Trumann their first points before Abby Edwards hit a running jumper in the lane for Harrisburg to make the score 2-2. ...
Junior Lady Wildcats get win over Harrisburg
Trumann jumped out a 7-0 lead and never looked back at they took a 37-14 win over Harrisburg this past Monday at Wildcat Gym. The Junior Lady Wildcats got an inside basket from Haley Mathis, a three-pointer from Caroline Morgan and a stick back basket from Kayla Spence to take a 7-0 lead over Harrisburg with 2:59 left in the opening quarter. ...
Lady Wildcats win opening round game of Kell Classic
Trumann (5-8) used a strong second half as they posted a 51-23 win over Flippin in their opening round game of the Kell Classic this past Saturday in Swifton. Olivia Greenwell got Trumann on the board first with one of two free throws as Flippin tied the game with one of two free throws. ...
Turner, Booker lead Wildcats to Kell Classic victory
Wildcats beat Hoxie 77-64 this past Saturday in the opening round of the Kell Classic being played in Swifton. Booker canned a three-pointer to open the game giving Trumann a 3-0 lead only to see Hoxie answer with a three-pointer to tie the game. Booker stuck back an offensive rebound as the Mustangs netted another three-pointer and added a jumper to take an 8-5 lead. ...
Lady Hornets cruise to opening round Kell Classic win
The Harrisburg Lady Hornets (8-6) had two players score in double digits as they beat Bradford 55-22 in opening round play of the Kell Classic in Swifton this past Saturday. Keely Curtis hit one of two free throws as Cassie Armstrong canned a three-pointer to give the Lady Hornets the early 4-0 lead. ...
TRUMANN - Melba Laverne Rinehart Wood peacefully passed away on December 31, 2016 at the age of 93. She was surrounded by her loving family, in the comfort of her home. She was born December 27, 1923 to Reuben Lee Rinehart and Ruby Beatrice Wilkerson Rinehart in Hickory Flat, Miss. ...
Imogene Stacy Qualls
TRUMANN - Mrs. Imogene Stacy Qualls 85, of Trumann departed this life on Friday, December 30, 2016 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was born November 4, 1931 in Jonesboro and had lived most of her lifetime in Trumann. She was a housewife, member of the Eastern Star and of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Patty Stacy, two sisters, one brother and her parents, Plez and Veronia B. Sullins Taylor...
TRUMANN - Mrs. Imogene Cunningham Muse departed this life on Thursday, December 29, 2016 at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro, Ark. at the age of 86. Mrs. Muse was born to the late Grover Cleveland and Myrtle Mae Kirby Cunningham. Mrs. Muse was an employee of Trumann Drug for 38 years and a member of the First Christian Church and a lifetime resident of Trumann. She was preceded in death by her husband, Glen A. Muse, two sisters, two brothers and her parents...
TRUMANN - Mrs. Charity Ovella Wood Secrease departed this life Thursday, December 29, 2016 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark. at the age of 93. She was born February 20, 1923 in Tishomingo, Miss., to the late George A. and Mary Thorn Wood, and had live most of her lifetime in Trumann. ...