BLAST FROM THE PAST

Friday, November 30, 2001

ONE YEAR AGO-NOV. 30, 2000

In the Lepanto City Council runoffs last Tuesday, Pete Cox defeated Roger Shinall 281-159 and Terry Kemp defeated June Holiman 276-166. Both Cox and Kemp currently serve on the Lepanto City Council.

George Thomas Crowell, 82, of Marked Tree died Nov. 25 at a hospital in Memphis. A member of the Marked Tree First United Methodist Church, Crowell served as Marked Tree Mayor and as City Clerk for 47 years. The 47 years were the longest term served by an elected city official in Marked Tree history. Crowell was also a member of the Marked Tree Rotary Club, served in World War II, and was an initial organizer of Marked Tree Little League and was a longtime American Legion baseball coach.

Cortney Brown scored 38 points for EPC, while Zac Patterson and Scott Horton scored 11, in a 84-75 overtime victory over Marmaduke. The victory gave EPC a 2-2 record on the year.

FIVE YEARS AGO- NOV. 28, 1996

The Lepanto AARP met Nov. 19 for a lunch buffet at the Travelair. Joe Hughes led the crowd in the Pledge of Allegiance, while Herchel Worthy gave the invocation. David Ashlock, an instructor and automotive technician at Delta Vo-Tech, gave a speech on automotive care rip-offs and car care in general

Dollar General Store in Marked Tree was robbed Sunday afternoon. According to the story, someone entered the office in the back and took a money bag that was there. The Marked Tree Police Department was investigating the case.

Shawn Rogers and Franklin Hannah were recently named All-State and All-Conference in football for EPC during the 1996 season.

TEN YEARS AGO-NOV. 27, 1991

A mural, honoring Poinsett County's only Congressional Medal of Honor winner was dedicated last Saturday. The mural, honoring Jimmy Hendrix, was drawn on the George Chaney building, at the corner of Highways 135 and 140 in Lepanto. Drawn by Dale Case, the mural has since received a fresh coat of paint and refurbishment since the dedication.

The Marked Tree Band and Choir announced recently that in April 1992, the Band and Choir will travel to Dallas' Six Flags Over Texas amusement park to battle other bands in the Six Flags Over Texas Festival. Over 60 band and choir members will spend four days and three nights in the Dallas area.

The EPC Jr. Boys basketball team picked up its first win of the season, with a 29-21 road victory over Jonesboro Westside. Coach Tommy Ford's team was led by Joe Pearson, who scored seven points; Brian Weathers, who scored six points, and Anthony Moore scored five points, in the victory.

25 YEARS AGO-NOV. 25, 1976

The Marked Tree basketball season is underway, with Coach Dan Foley leading the Tribe during the 1976-77 season. Coach Foley told the Marked Tree Tribune that he will call on veterans Herbert Crockett and Carl Johnson to lead the Sr. High team. Foley also told the Tribune that he expects good things from William Dobbins, a 6-3 sophomore and John Lanier, a 5-11 9th grader who is too old to play on the junior high team.

LeBonheur Hospital representatives visited Marked Tree and Tribune editor Fred Ashcraft last Wednesday. The group of three in the LeBonheur Club visited the area to elicit interest in the hospital and its $2 million Capital Fund Drive.

50 YEARS AGO-NOV. 29, 1951

The Poinsett County Quorum Court met in Harrisburg to appropriate and approve the 1952 budget for the county. The budget of $46,000 has expenses for $3,600 for the County Jail; $6,000 for Courthouse expenses; and $3,994.84 for roads and highways in the county. Present at the meeting were County Judge Sid Smith and Justices J.D. May, R.H. Nix, and W.D. Tillery of Harrisburg; E.L. Shinaberry of Marked Tree; Layton Seymour of Lepanto; Ralph Brakensiek of Tyronza; A.B. Miller of Trumann; A.W. Willoughby of Tyronza; Carl Covington of Weiner; and J.A. Sanders of Fisher.

Dr. L.H. McDaniel of Tyronza was elected "Grand Orator" of the Masonic Grand Lodge of Arkansas. Dr. McDaniel was active in the Lodge in Tyronza and the state for many years.

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