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Trumann resident Scotty Carroll enjoys career in radio broadcasting (07/31/15)
Long before the use of cell phones, popular radio announcer Scotty Carroll could be heard across the radio waves. The Trumann resident, known as Scott Woodson on radio station KWHF 95.9 The Wolf, got his start through his high school's high-tech television and radio station...
Marked Tree native makes art in Dallas (07/31/15)
Marked Tree native Barrick Lester has been making art for years. He learned to paint at Arkansas State University in the 1980s and has worked on his art any way he can from painting portraits of random people he meets every day to taking scrap people throw out and turning it into something beautiful. This year, Lester took his art to the big city as he moved to Dallas, Texas...
Mauldin earns Doctorate to better serve church and community (07/31/15)
There's a new doctor in Trumann, but he doesn't practice medicine. Maple Grove Baptist Church Pastor Jimmy Mauldin recently earned his doctorate degree through the Southern Baptist Convention after working diligently on it for nearly five years. Mauldin said he decided to earn his doctorate to better serve his church and the community he serves. "It gave me an opportunity to address some of my weaknesses and become more proficient in my ministry," Mauldin said...
Gillis named Marked Tree Teacher of the Year (07/31/15)
During their monthly meeting Monday night, the Marked Tree Board of Education recognized Emily Gillis as the district's 2015 Teacher of the Year. Superintendent Annesa Thompson said this is the first year the district has recognized a Teacher of the Year. She called Gillis a model teacher...
A couple's love for greyhounds leads to adoption (07/30/15)
Jay Roberts has always loved going to Southland Greyhound Park. After he and his wife Melissa were married, the love continued but his trips were less frequent. It was during one of those trips that his love of greyhound racing would change forever...
National Champions (07/30/15)
Trumann pee wee cheerleader sign-ups (07/30/15)
Sign-up and registration for the 4th-6th grade will be Monday, August 3 at the First Baptist Church Christian Life Center (gym) from 5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Registration fee is $30, cash only. The organizers will do sizing for any new girls, as well as for returning cheerleaders needing a new uniform. ...
Phillip Hancock (07/29/15)
TRUMANN - Mr. Phillip Lee Hancock of Jonesboro died Saturday, July 25, 2015 at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro at the age of 38. He was born Saturday, August 7, 1976 in Newport and had lived most of his lifetime in Jonesboro. He was a member of First United Pentecostal Church in Trumann. Mr. Hancock was preceded in death by his father, Lee Allen Hancock...
Ovada Phillips (07/28/15)
TRUMANN -- Ovada Phillips passed away July 28, 2015 at the age of 102. She was a resident at Arlington Cove in Trumann. She was born to John and Gruty Jane Bromley in Alabama. Mrs. Phillips had retired from the Trumann School District as a cafeteria worker. ...
Sherry Collins (07/27/15)
MARKED TREE - Sherry Collins, 59, of Marked Tree passed from this life on Wednesday, July 22, 2015. She was born on August 16, 1955 in Joiner to Roy and Reba Gray Marrs. Mrs. Collins is preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Dennis Marrs and Buddy Marrs; and three sisters, Connie Easley, Karen Sanders and Vickie Marrs...
James Lackey (07/27/15)
TRUMANN - Mr. James Lloyd "Jim" Lackey of Trumann died Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro at the age of 85. Mr. Lackey was born Friday, April 18, 1930 in Cairo, Ill. and lived most of his lifetime in Trumann. He was a retired executive director of Trumann Housing Authority, an Army veteran of the Korean War, an avid Razorback fan, a charter member and long time secretary of the Trumann Supper Club and a member of First United Methodist Church in Trumann. ...
Dora Dungan (07/27/15)
TRUMANN - During a brief stay at Arlington Cove Health and Rehab, at age 75, Dora got the call that the deposit had been paid and her Heavenly Home was ready. Dora shed her burdens, pain, and worries and has moved in. Dora was born and raised in Gadsden, Ala. by her late parents, Thomas Guy Simeon and Ollie Vae Fletcher Carr. She was preceded in death by two sisters...
Trumann police arrest ten in undercover operation (07/24/15)
The Trumann Police Department arrested ten people Friday morning on drug charges resulting from an undercover investigation. According to Trumann Police Chief Chad Henson, the department deployed an undercover officer over the past several months who made several narcotic purchases and provided information to detectives. Arrest warrants were obtained and served during an early morning operation that netted ten arrests, 15.2 grams of methamphetamine, 4.5 grams of marijuana, and $3,823 seized...
Nemesis 16U takes tournament title (07/23/15)
Nemesis 16U softball team, based out of Lepanto, dropped their first game Saturday in the It's A Miracle tournament at the Southside Softball Complex in Jonesboro before reeling off three straight wins to win the title. The benefits from the tournament go towards the Miracle League...
AGFC sets dove season dates (07/23/15)
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission set the dove season dates at it's meeting last week. The commission also heard a proposal for late migratory bird seasons. Early migratory bird season dates are as follows: Mourning and Eurasian Collared Dove, September 5 -- October 24 and December 19, 2015 -- January 7, 2016. ...
Fall sports sign-up dates announced (07/23/15)
Sign-up dates have been announced for upcoming sports in Trumann. Soccer, flag football, archery and Lil' Dribblers will be available by Trumann Sports and Recreation. Those wanting to participate in one of the above events may sign up at the Trumann Recreation Building (TRC) on July 26 from 2pm to 4 pm, August 3 from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm and August 9 from 2 pm to 4 pm. Sign-up fees are: Soccer/flag football, $35 per player and archery and Lil' Dribblers, $25 per player...
Daisy Cromwell (07/21/15)
TRUMANN - Mrs. Daisy Irene Cromwell of Trumann died Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro at the age of 64. She was born in Huntsville, Ala. and had lived the last 20 years in Trumann and was formerly of Marked Tree. She was employed by Nestle of Jonesboro and a member of Sneed Street Baptist in Marked Tree. She was preceded in death by one son, Vance Daniel Armstrong; one brother, Roy Anderson; and her parents, Charlie and Dorothy Hayes Anderson...
James Smith (07/21/15)
JONESBORO -- James Darnell Smith of Jonesboro passed away July 3, 2015 at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro at the age of 72. Mr. Smith was born in St. Louis to Lula and James Smith, Sr. He was a plant supervisor at Contico and of the Baptist faith. ...
Richard Woodruff (07/21/15)
TRUMANN - Mr. Richard Charles Woodruff, 70 of Trumann, died Thursday, July 9, 2015 at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. Mr. Woodruff was born in Fresno, Calif. and had lived most of his lifetime in Trumann. He was a retired farmer, board member for the Trumann Rural Water and Drainage District #7 and was a deacon of the Pleasant Valley Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy Louise Borum Woodruff...
Lions get update about special election (07/17/15)
Trumann Mayor Barbara Lewallen spoke to the Trumann Lions Club last week about the upcoming special election. "First thing I'd like to say is: No Tax Increase," Mayor Lewallen said. "We have the opportunity to acquire two million dollars for much needed improvements in the city without raising the taxes."...
Marked Tree Rotary donates money to breast cancer research (07/17/15)
The Marked Tree Rotary Club donated $1,260 to Susan G. Komen last week to go toward breast cancer research, screenings, and treatment. Jane McDaniel with Susan G. Komen Arkansas was presented with the check during the club's July meeting. The money was raised during last year's Peggy Bankston Walk/Run/Ride. The walk is done every year in honor of Peggy Bankston, a Rotarian who died of breast cancer in 2005. All the money raised by the walk goes toward Susan G. Komen as Bankston requested...
Anthony Patterson serves community in many leadership roles (07/17/15)
Some people seem to be natural born leaders. Anthony Patterson appears to be one of these types of individuals. Patterson currently serves as pastor of Healing Hands Community Church, the president of the Trumann School Board, and the Community Executive of Simmons Bank in Paragould. However, he has served in many other leadership roles in Trumann over the years...
Counce case now a murder investigation (07/17/15)
According to the Craighead County Sheriff's Department, the search for 90-year-old Bay resident Lavinda Counce, who went missing July, became an murder investigation after her body was found Sunday. An unidentified volunteer found Counce's body at the edge of a cornfield on Craighead County Road 607 near Bay around 11:30 a.m. on July 12...
Eagles get by Armor Seed in district opener (07/16/15)
It took an extra inning last Thursday but the Poinsett County Eagles prevailed with a 12-10 win over Jonesboro Armor Seed in the opening round of the American Legion A Zone 2 baseball tournament in Gosnell. The Eagles came out on fire plating five runs in the top of the first inning. ...
Future Wildcats (07/16/15)
Wildcat Gym was the site of the Trumann Pee Wee basketball camp this past Monday-Wednesday.
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