[Nameplate] Partly Cloudy ~ 55°F  
High: 67°F ~ Low: 45°F
Sunday, Mar. 29, 2015
Top News Video
Wildcats drop conference doubleheader (03/26/15)
Trumann's offense could only muster eight hits and three runs in two games against Pocahontas today in 4A-3 conference action in Trumann. The Wildcats had three hits in a 6-0 loss in the opener. The first inning was quiet as each team had one runner reach base. ...
Lady Wildcats lose two to Pocahontas (03/26/15)
The Lady Wildcats (2-2) stayed close to the Lady Redskins for two innings before the visitors scored four runs in the top of the third before cruising to a 7-1 win. Trumann had one base runner in the first two innings as Taelor Gartman was hit by a pitch with two outs in the bottom of second inning but was left stranded...
Layne strikes out 13 in Yellowjackets' win (03/26/15)
Taylor Layne had command of all his pitches as he allowed only one hit and struck out 13 Ridgefield Chrisian School (RCS) batters as the 'Jackets blanked the Warriors 8-0 this past Friday in Bay. Neither team scored in the first inning as Bay wasted an opportunity leaving runners on second and third. ...
Clara Hand (03/25/15)
MARKED TREE - Mrs. Clara Lee Hand, 93, of Marked Tree passed away at St. Bernard's Hospital in Jonesboro Sunday, March 22, 2015. Mrs. Hand was born June 18, 1921 to Alvie and Mae Dover Wilson in Florence, Ala. Mrs. Hand was a member of the Central Baptist church in Marked Tree, enjoyed reading her Bible and attending church, loved to read books of all kinds, and loved spending time with her family...
Shirley McCorkle (03/25/15)
MARKED TREE - Shirley McCorkle, 72, of Marked Tree passed from this life on Sunday, March 15, 2015 in Booneville, Mo. She was born on November 30, 1942 to Morris and Virginia Aliene Helms Phillips. She was a mother, sister and grandmother and she also worked at Mid South in Marked Tree for over 12 years...
Betty Lou Long (03/25/15)
TRUMANN - Mrs. Betty Lou Bivens Long of Trumann died Friday, March 20, 2015 at Baptist East in Memphis, Tenn., at the age of 67. She was born Monday, November 24, 1947 in Trumann and was a lifetime resident of Trumann, was a cook for several restaurants in Trumann and of the Protestant faith. Mrs. Long was preceded in death by her husband, Eddie O'Neal Long; one grandson, Austin Michael Burchell; and her parents, Louie Wade and Hattie Rowena Ursery Bivens...
Tyronza receives rural community grant (03/23/15)
Governor Asa Hutchinson and ADRS Director Amy Fecher presented $85,356.73 to ten rural communities selected for Fiscal Year 2015 Cycle II funding through the Arkansas Rural Community Grant Program. The grant awards were distributed at a March 10 awards ceremony held in the Governor's Reception Room at the Arkansas State Capitol...
EPC superintendent resigns (03/22/15)
The East Poinsett County School Board accepted the resignation of Superintendent Gary Williams from his position for the 2015-2016 school year at its monthly meeting on Monday, March 16. "The board has been very great to work with and supportive of the district and myself," Williams said. ...
Trey Stafford entertains at Marked Tree Chamber banquet (03/21/15)
Radio personality and Marked Tree native Trey Stafford served as guest speaker for the Marked Tree Chamber of Commerce's annual banquet Tuesday night, entertaining a packed crowd with the story of how he got his start in radio. "My dream to be in radio started in this town at KPCA," Stafford said...
Wayne Hinds' legacy remembered (03/20/15)
Wayne Hinds, who passed away at the age of 77 on Saturday, March 7, will be fondly remembered by those who knew him well. A lifelong Trumann resident, Hinds was general manager for Drainage District 7 for 47 years and was responsible for 310 miles of drainage ditches, the maintenance of the St. Francis River and floodway levees throughout the county, and the operation of the Marked Tree Siphons...
Yellowjackets beat Emerson to claim state basketball title (03/19/15)
Dynasty? That word was muttered a few times after Bay (39-5) defeated Emerson 83-56 last Thursday to win the Class 1A boys' state basketball championship played at the Bank of the Ozarks Arena in Hot Springs. The title was Bay's third in the last five years. ...
County Clash! (03/19/15)
Harrisburg and Trumann battle on the baseball diamond!
Former EPC star Malik Monk showcases his skill in Class 7A title game (03/19/15)
Fans began standing in line in the early morning hours outside Hot Springs' Bank of the Ozarks Arena, hoping for a seat to watch Saturday's highly anticipated Class 7A boys' championship matchup between Bentonville and North Little Rock. The 11 a.m. ...
Marguerite Stacy (03/18/15)
TRUMANN - Mrs. Marguerite Viola Stacy, 84, of Trumann died Monday, March 16, 2015 at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro, Ark. She was born in Trumann, Ark., and lived most of her lifetime in Trumann. She was a former member of the Order of The Eastern Star, in past years she worked at Humphreys Jewelry Store and was a manager of the jewelry dept. ...
ASUN-Marked Tree's newest program training students in surgical technology (03/18/15)
This school year, ASU-Newport's Marked Tree campus began offering a 12 month program in Surgical Technology. The program began in August with nine students, and the program's instructor, Jeremy Wortham said they expect that number to grow. Surgical Technologists work as part of teams delivering surgical care in a variety of settings, mostly in operating rooms. ...
Keith Swink (03/17/15)
Mr. Warren Keith Swink of Trumann died Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark., at the age of 62 years, 4 months and 8 days. He was born Monday, November 3, 1952 in Trumann, Ark., and had lived his lifetime in Trumann. He was a retired truck driver and a member of Viva Drive Church of Christ. Mr. Swink was preceded in death by his parents, J.L. and Gladys Tucker Swink, Jr...
Evelyn Wood (03/17/15)
HARLINGEN, TEX. - Evelyn F. Wood (88) passed away early Sunday morning March 15, 2015. She was a resident of Canterbury Court, Harlingen, Tex. She was born Easter Sunday, April 4, 1926 to Hugh and Thelma (Parks) Fowler at Ennis, Tex. She is survived by her husband of seventy-one years Winston Wood. ...
Kathlyn "Kacky" Yarbrough (03/17/15)
VESTAVIA, ALA. - Kathlyn, "Kacky", Williams Yarbrough, 83, of Vestavia, Ala. and formerly of Trumann, passed away on Monday, March 2, 2015 while attempting recovery from emergency surgery at UAB Hospital in Birmingham. She is survived by her son Tommy Yarbrough (Donna) of Cherokee Village and Ferrell Hinds (Jean) of Memphis; three granddaughters Ann Marie Karaki (Don) of the home, Elizabeth D'Alessandro (Adam) of Lillington, N.C. ...
Maggie Callison (03/17/15)
TRUMANN - Mrs. Maggie Marquerite Tatum Callison, 85, of Trumann died Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at the Three Rivers Nursing Center in Marked Tree. Mrs. Callison was born June 9, 1929 in Desha and had live most of her lifetime in Trumann. She was a retired employee of the Singer Company in Trumann and of the Christian faith. Mrs. Callison was preceded in death by one brother, John Marvin Martin. She was the daughter of the late Lee Roy and Linda Jones Martin...
John Martin (03/17/15)
TRUMANN - Mr. John Marvin Martin of Trumann died Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at Arlington Cove in Trumann at the age of 79. He was born July 10, 1935 in Desha and was a lifetime resident of Trumann. He was retired from the City of Trumann and Singer Company and a member of First Christian Church in Trumann. He was preceded in death by one sister, Marguerite Tatum Callison; and his parents, Lee Roy and Liona May Jones Martin...
Vivian Hinds Presley (03/17/15)
TRUMANN - Mrs. Vivian Hinds Presley, 90, of Trumann died Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at St. Elizabeth Place in Jonesboro. Mrs. Presley was born in Hergett, Ark. and lived most of her life in Trumann. She spent the last seven years as a resident of St. Elizabeth Place in Jonesboro. ...
Sarah Thorn (03/17/15)
TRUMANN - Mrs. Sarah Carolyn Thorn, 72, of Trumann died Monday, March 9, 2015, at the family residence in Trumann. She was born in Cash and had lived most of her lifetime in Trumann. Mrs. Thorn was a retired clerk and a member of Maple Grove Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred Thorn; three sisters; one brother; and her parents, Elmer Clarence and Carrie Alma Webster Dunman...
Trumann citywide cleanup to take place in March (03/17/15)
The Trumann City Council approved to have a citywide cleanup during the week of Monday, March 30 through Friday, April 3. Trumann Mayor Barbara Lewallen said the cleanup is a part of the Great American Cleanup Initiative taking place in March and April...
Marked Tree student chosen for congress of leaders (03/16/15)
Ranique Daniel, a sophomore at Marked Tree High School, has been chosen to be a member of the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders, a nationwide academic honors program. Through the program, she will spend three days learning, networking, and gaining experiences in Boston, Mass...
Marked Tree council tables vote on Riverside Ambulance exclusive contract (03/15/15)
The Marked Tree City Council discussed the possibility of allowing Riverside Ambulance to be the exclusive ambulance service provider for the city Monday night before tabling the matter to see what the Quorum Court's decision would be on an ordinance regarding ambulance services...
National Headlines
  • Officials: Iran nuke talks solving some issues, not others
    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- Iran is considering demands for further cuts to its uranium enrichment program but is pushing back on how long it must limit technology it could use to make atomic arms, Western officials involved in the nuclear talks said Sunday....
  • Official: 2 found dead in rubble believed to be missing men
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Two bodies were found Sunday amid rubble from the Manhattan apartment building collapse three days earlier and authorities said everyone was accounted for since the apparent gas explosion that caused a massive fire and altogether leveled three buildings and damaged a fourth....
  • Arab League unveils joint military force amid Yemen crisis
    SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) -- A two-day Arab summit ended Sunday with a vow to defeat Iranian-backed Shiite rebels in Yemen and the formal unveiling of plans to form a joint Arab intervention force, setting the stage for a potentially dangerous clash between U.S.-allied Arab states and Tehran over influence in the region....
  • Three No. 1 seeds in the Final Four
    If you liked the look of last year's Final Four, you will love the 2015 edition....
  • 10 Things to Know for Monday
    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:...
  • More restrictive spring break pondered after party shooting
    PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- A house party that dissolved into a hail of gunfire and left seven young people hurt has officials on the Florida Panhandle pondering what to do with a spring break season they say has gotten out of control....
  • Indiana governor: New law 'not about discrimination'
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Indiana Gov. Mike Pence defended the new state law that's garnered widespread criticism over concerns it could foster discrimination against gays and lesbians and said Sunday it wasn't a mistake to have enacted it....
  • Nigerians vote Sunday despite violence, technical hitches
    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- Boko Haram fighters attacked poll stations in northeast Nigeria and a governor demanded elections be canceled in an oil-rich southern state Sunday as the count started for a presidential election too close to call....
  • Hometown pastor says community stands by co-pilot, family
    MONTABAUR, Germany (AP) -- The pastor of the Lutheran church in Andreas Lubitz's hometown said Sunday that the community stands by him and his family, despite the fact that prosecutors blame the 27-year-old co-pilot for causing the plane crash that killed 150 people in southern France....
  • AP Exclusive: Before leak, NSA mulled ending phone program
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The National Security Agency considered abandoning its secret program to collect and store American calling records in the months before leaker Edward Snowden revealed the practice, current and former intelligence officials say, because some officials believed the costs outweighed the meager counterterrorism benefits....