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Claudia Hatcher Mainville (10/29/14)
Claudia Lee Hatcher Mainville passed through Heaven's gates on October 25, 2014. She was born March 15, 1953 in Memphis, Tennessee to Mary Dell (Martin) and Cecil Eugene Hatcher. Claudia graduated from Trumann High School. Claudia had many struggles in life but faced each one with courage and strength. Her health was a constant worry, being a juvenile diabetic, but she accepted each new challenge she was given. Claudia loved people. She loved making new friends and swapping stories with them...
Gilbert Carter (10/29/14)
TRUMANN -- Gilbert Kayne Carter, 70, of Trumann passed away October 22, 2014 at St. Bernard's in Jonesboro. He was born to William and Ida Carter in Sikeston, Mo. and was a car salesman. Mr. Carter was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Dottie Carter; two brothers, Virgil Carter and Harold Carter; and two sisters, Betty Carter and Ruby Carter. ...
Theo "Peanut" Austin, Jr. (10/29/14)
TRUMANN - Mr. Theo O'Neal "Peanut" Austin, Jr., of Trumann died Saturday, October 25, 2014, at the family residence surrounded by his loved ones at the age of 69. He was born in Batesville, and had lived his lifetime in Trumann. He was a retired electrician for Arkansas Power and Light (Entergy), veteran of the U.S. ...
Staples tells Lions about 9/11 survival (10/28/14)
Originally from Piggott, Adam Staples is a State Farm Agent currently residing in Walnut Ridge. He was also in the Twin Towers when they were attacked by terrorists on Sept. 11, 2001. Staples answered questions about surviving the experience during the Oct. 15 meeting of the Trumann Lions Club...
Marked Tree Chamber looks to future projects (10/27/14)
With the mural on the underpass nearly complete, the Marked Tree Chamber of Commerce spent this week's meeting looking the next projects to tackle. According to chamber president Sandy Teague, the chamber is working on getting the sealant needed to protect the mural. Once that is acquired, the paint will be touched up and sealed...
Tyronza holds "Meet the Candidates" night (10/26/14)
In a public forum on Monday night, Oct. 20, candidates for mayor and city council positions answered questions pertaining to the community of Tyronza. Mayor Marion Bearden was the moderator for the event. Candidates present that are running for mayor were Dusty Gill and Charles Glover. ...
Ross, Hutchinson meet at ASU for last debate (10/25/14)
Gubernatorial candidates Asa Hutchinson (Republican) and Mike Ross (Democrat) met Monday night at Arkansas State University in the last of three debates before the election. Monday's debate became heated at several moments, with Ross ordering Hutchinson to apologize to his wife for including her in attack ads and Hutchinson later brushing off Ross's claims that Hutchinson supports the privatization of social security as "old school liberal attacks."...
Trumann Lions holding annual BBQ Saturday (10/24/14)
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...
Billye J. Marr (10/23/14)
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 were members of First Baptist Church...
EPC handed first loss of season (10/23/14)
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 (10/23/14)
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 (10/23/14)
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 (10/23/14)
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...
Judy Hood (10/23/14)
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 (10/23/14)
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. ...
Loyd Horton (10/23/14)
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 (10/23/14)
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...
Vivian McGhee (10/23/14)
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. ...
Edith Craig (10/23/14)
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. ...
Virginia Penna (10/23/14)
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...
Susan Thompson (10/23/14)
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 (10/22/14)
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 (10/21/14)
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 (10/21/14)
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 (10/20/14)
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)...
National Headlines
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  • Judge rejects Ebola quarantine for nurse
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  • Coal miners stuck in the middle of Ukraine's war
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