Keeping watch Gurdon redraws wards following census release



Keeping watch Gurdon redraws wards following census release
Gurdon wards redrawn
Centerpoint board meets
Abuse case settled
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On the square...
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By Joe May
A man who eluded capture
near Glenwood last week
following a police chase, has
been arrested in Garland
James Lee Meeks, 34, of
Caddo Gap ran after State
trooper Kyle Jones and
donaldson attempted to stop
him for a routine traffic violation on rock Creek road.
After a chase, he fled on foot
into a wooded area.
Meeks was found by drug
task Force officers who
located him by tracing his
cell phone.
Meeks has warrants from
Pike, Garland, Montgomery
and Hot Spring County as
well as from the City of
Just the
facts, ma’am
Facing north--just in case
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the Confederate Monument on the courthouse square in
Arkadelphia, on guard since 1911, was found framed in
spring beauty on a recent morning.
“Whatever you do
in word or deed, do
all in the name of
the Lord Jesus,
giving thanks
through Him to
God the Father.”
col. 3:17
devotional Corner...Page 8
Editorials...Page 4-5
Mini Page....Page 7
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Police Blotter...Page 3
in Pike County, Meeks is
facing felony charges related
to drugs and fleeing from
A passenger in Meeks’ car,
who has not been identified
by police was arrested and is
facing drug charges in Pike
that person is helping dtF officials, according to Pike County
Sheriff Preston Glenn.
Former Caddo Valley city
official removed as voter
By Joe May
While Caddo Valley Mayor
Alan dillavou is still fighting
efforts to remove him from
office, at least one former
town official has been barred
from holding an elective
position again.
According to Clark County
Clerk rhonda Cole, former
City Councilman Jerry
Walker has been removed
from the rolls as a qualified
elector due to a past felony
conviction. He had resigned
last year after serving on the
Caddo Valley City Council
and on the city's advertising
and promotions board.
Cole said Walker's name
was officially removed on
March 7 after a citizen notified her office of Walker's
prior felonies in texas from
the late 1990s. She said an
investigation by the Clark
County Sheriff's office confirmed the report.
See “Valley,” p. 13
Coroner reflects on case that still keeps him up at night
By Joe May
He never knew Susie
robinson in life, but Clark
County Coroner tim Welch
says that her death has given
him many sleepless nights.
robinson, a former client at
the Arkadelphia Human
development Center, had
been a resident of Courtyard
Ị ursing
rehabilitation Center in
Arkadelphia for some time.
At 57, she was blind and
mentally incompetent. due
to her disability, she was not
even able to eat by herself.
on April 4, 2010, robinson
choked to death on a grilled
cheese sandwich after having
been left alone to eat her
evening meal, a breach of
protocol, Welch said.
“they cut it in half and left
her alone,” he stated, making
it plain that her death was
caused by negligence on the
part of the nursing home's
As a funeral director who
has spent the last decade
serving as coroner, Welch is
familiar with death. He's
seen murders, suicides,
wreck victims. in his line of
work, there's not much he
hasn't seen.
“death isn't pretty,” he
noted tuesday in his office at
Welch Funeral Home in
Yet, despite all that he's
seen over the years, only one
case has kept him up at night.
only one death still haunts
him to this day. And as
Easter appears on the horizon, he remembers anew.
Susie's robinson's death
appeared to be a typical nursing home death. A smallstatured
robinson had spent years at
the HdC until her declining
health forced the state to put
her in the nursing home. She
had no family left to take
care of her, Welch said.
on Easter Sunday, 2010,
Welch received a call from
Courtyard stating that a resident had passed away. it's a
call he is used to receiving.
the call on this particular
evening sounded just like
any other natural death, so
without visiting the scene
himself, he followed his
standard practice in such
cases and allowed the funeral home to pick up the body.
deputy Coroner roland
See “Case,” p. 13
SPECiAL to tHE StAỊ dArd
the Gurdon City Council
passed an ordinance Monday
night to redistrict the city to
five wards with approximately equal population in
order to comply with government regulations brought on
by the 2010 census.
Mayor Clayton Franklin
said, "Gurdon has had six
wards in the past with the
ward boundaries putting representatives over in other
wards and this got confusing.
We needed equal wards with
representatives in their own
"We also needed wards with
around the same number of
people. this ordinance will
put us in good shape. the
City of Gurdon will provide
the press with a map as soon
as possible so the public can
see just where the new
boundaries are."
City recorder/treasurer
Alderman Gene Flowers is in
the only ward where the population numbers did not
"But Gene's boundaries
did," Franklin agreed.
the mayor told councilmen
that they would each have to
run again for their position
snext year.
"With ordinance 12-004
now in place, we have our
redistricting with equal populations, plus or minus 5 per-
cent, in our wards, as
demanded by law," Franklin
said. "this change is good
for Gurdon."
the mayor said the newly
formed five wards have a
population of between 400
and 500 people each.
in other business, Franklin
told the council the Water
and Sewer department had
to farm out two big jobs
"which cut into our budget
but we are still in the black
$23,000." He said there was
a sewer line blocked by the
Gurdon Primary School and
a second set of sewer problems on Candy Creek.
Moreover, Councilman
Stacy Blackard (also a
banker) told the board
Southern Bancorp. has a
potential buyer for the old
grocery store building on
Main Street, "but we are
holding off on this warehouse proposal because Bill
Wright (regional manager)
wants to push for the reopening of another grocery store."
Franklin said the city has
replaced fencing by the rose
Smithton road, which was
destroyed in an automobile
accident a month or so ago.
"our city crews have also
put new wooden picnic
tables and benches out at our
park, as we are preparing for
the annual Easter Egg Hunt,"
the mayor said. "Attendance
for that has been good."
Childres said the event "is
good for the kids in our community and we hope to continue it every year."
traditionally, the egg hunt
has been held on Saturday
around 10 a.m. at the park.
For exact details, persons
may contact City Hall.
Franklin said he felt certain
Lisa turner, from Gurdon
Public Schools, will be hosting a fishing derby later in
April at the Gurdon Pond,
next to the park. Arkansas
Game and Fish usually
stocks the pond with catfish
before the event.
As far as general stocking
of catfish, bass, brim and
See “Gurdon,” p.11
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settles in death
of resident
Gurdon redraws wards following census release
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Suspect who fled officers arrested
Keeping watch
Joe May
i’d don’t know about you,
but i think i’ve heard the
name “treyvon Martin” way
too many times.
in case you’ve been living
in a cave lately, Martin is the
black youth who was shot by
a neighborhood watch captain in Florida.
Media reports at first made
it appear that a fresh-faced
young man was shot by an
inept cop wannabee, leading
rabble-rousers in the black
community to begin licking
their lips in anticipation of
the fun they could have with
the case.
For over a month now,
we’ve heard how George
Zimmerman shot treyvon in
cold blood while he was simply in route from the store
with his iced tea and Skittles.
But now actual details from
the police report are coming
out--and they’re being collaborated by witnesses.
Martin wasn’t shot by an
overzealous wannabee cop.
He was shot after he jumped
on the night watchman and
began punching and beating
on him.
that’s right, folks. Big
Media has been lying to us
yet again. Zimmerman’s
nose was bloodied and his
head was rammed into the
sidewalk five times not by a
fresh-faced little angel, but
rather by a little punk who
had been suspended from
school for having traces of
marijuana in his backpack.
When treyvon saw the
night watchman following
him, he doubled back and
See “editorial,” p.11
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Wallace duncan,
Bob Simmons,
WWii vet
Maudine Horn,
rosboro native
Wallace duncan age 69, of
Bismarck , passed away
Sunday, March 25, 2012 at his
home. He was born March 17,
1943, the son of the late Herman
Lee and Maudie Adell Arthur
duncan. Wallace was a mechanic working at Wal-Mart tire &
Lube Store in Arkadelphia. He
was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, James
duncan, L. d. duncan, George
duncan and darrell duncan.
Survivors are his wife, Mary
duncan; his children, tonya
Compton of Hughes Springs
, texas , Holly Avery of Ft.
Leonard Wood, Missouri,
darrell duncan of Bismarck
and Herman Lee duncan of
Wichita, Kansas; three brothers, don duncan of
Jessieville, Arkansas, Melvin
duncan of Monument,
oregon and Gary duncan of
Clare, iowa; one sister, Marlene
Hodges of Bismarck; several
grandchildren and one greatgrandchild.
Graveside services were
Wednesday, March 28th at
oak Bower Cemetery near
thornton officiating. .
online guest register is
Bob Simmons, age 96, of
Langley, died tuesday,
March 20, 2012. He was
born on August 31, 1915, at
Langley, the son of tom and
Simmons. on August 6,
1938, he was married to May
Bell Marsh Simmons who
preceded him in death on
october 9, 1990. He was
also preceded in death by his
parents; and three brothers,
Brook Simmons, tony
Simmons and dempsey
Simmons. He was a World
War ii Army veteran and
owned and operated a nursery. After retiring from
Allis-Chalmers as a tool and
dye maker in indiana, Bob
came home to Langley.
He is survived by two
nieces, Ị ila and Ken Lewis
of tulsa, oklahoma and
Melba Hanson of Muskogee,
oklahoma; two nephews
tom and debbie Simmons of
tipp City, ohio and Steve
indiana; and several greatnieces and great-nephews.
Services were Saturday,
March 24, 2012, in the
Langley Hall Church with
Gerald Eaton officiating.
interment was in the
Langley Hall Cemetery
under the direction of davisSmith
Guest registry is at
Maudine Horn, age 83 of
Amity, died thursday,
March 22, 2012. She was
born on February 26, 1929,
at rosboro, the daughter of
Bill and Hattie Hale
thornton. on october 6,
1950, she was married to
Clovis Horn who preceded
her in death on July 10,
1986. She was a member of
the Kirby Primitive Baptist
She is survived by three
children and their spouses,
Patsy and ricky Waggoner
of Hot Springs, Jerry and
Bonnie Horn of Amity and
Whisenhunt of Kirby; five
grandchildren; eight greatgrandchildren; one brother,
John thornton of Malvern;
and two sisters, Claudine
Capps of Hobe Sound,
Florida and Jodie Smith of
Graveside services were
Saturday, March 24, 2012, in
the Bethel Cemetery with
Bobby Lock officiating.
Arrangements are under the
direction of davis-Smith
Funeral Home, Glenwood.
Guest registry is at
Lola cox,
Lola Marie Cox age 59 of
Murfreesboro, died tuesday,
March 20, 2012. She was
born September 25, 1952 in
ouachita County the daughter of A. B. and Maxine
davis Cox.
Survivors include two
daughters, Jinger Martin of
Arkadelphia, Lois Schilling
of Putmanville, iỊ , three sisters, Avis Wilson of
Hightower and Patsy Hill
both of Prescott.
Memorial services were
Saturday at the rugglesWilcox Funeral Home in
Arkadelphia with Jerry
Hightower officiating.
Sign on line guest book at
Johnny ritch,
Amity resident
C a r r o l l
“Hippy” ritch,
died March 13,
2012 surrounded by family
after a 12-year battle with
He is survived by his
estranged wife, Alta Grace
ritch and nine children and
their spouses.
there were no services and
the body was cremated and
sent back to Ị orth Carolina
to be interred between his
carolyn Turner,
Carolyn Ann turner, 54,
died Monday, March 19,
2012. Carolyn was born
on April 20, 1957, to Utril
Hawkins Garner in Hot
Springs. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, dale
Wayne Garner and Gary
Bruce Garner and a niece,
Mary Garner.
Survivors include her husband of forty years Leo
turner of Bismarck; two
sons, Leo turner, Jr., and
his wife America of
Searcy and Joey turner of
Bismark; one daughter,
Shelia Booker of Austin,
tX; three sisters, Ị elda
Garner and her husband
Bobby of Compton, CA,
rita Garner of Hot
Springs and Jan ray and
her husband don of
Cherokee Village; nine
grandchildren, one greatgrandchild and a host of
nieces, nephews, cousin,
and numerous friends.
Per Carolyn’s request
there will be no funeral
services. Cremation services
Williams Funeral Home.
ray davis, ip retiree
ray davis, age 91, of Amity, died Monday, March 26, 2012.
He was born on May 21, 1920, at Amity, the son of Andy and
dora Garner davis. He was preceded in death by his wife,
Cecil davis; his son, Charles davis; and his daughter,
rebecca Hancock. He was retired from international Paper
He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Jean and
Marvin Golden of Alpine; his son, Kenneth davis of Amity;
four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three greatgreat-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were thursday, March 29, 2012, in the davis-Smith
Funeral Home Chapel in Glenwood with Keith Howell officiating.
interment was in the Jones Cemetery under the direction of
davis-Smith Funeral Home, Glenwood.
Guest registry is at
Naye Hipps,
Gables owner
Ị aye Shepherd Hipps
passed away Monday, March
26th in twin rivers Health
and rehabilitation Center in
Arkadelphia. Born July 19,
1925 in dalark, the daughter
of Archie Loyd and Lou Ena
donahue reynolds, she is
preceded in death by her first
husband, Connie Shepherd,
her parents and two brothers
olen and Jewell reynolds.
She was a member of the
dalark Methodist Church
and attended services at the
degray Baptist Church.
Survivors include: her
husband Bill Hipps of
degray, daughter Avonne
and Bill Petty of delight, son
Bud and Charlotte Shepherd
of Arkadelphia, stepdaughter
Jo Carol and John reeder of
Arkadelphia, and stepson
Kevin Hipps of Conway, sister Gladys Lemons of
Sheridan, and brother Carl
reynolds of dalark; six
grandchildren; seven great
grandchildren; one greatgreat-grandson; and a host of
extended family and friends.
Ị aye and her husband
Connie Shepherd operated
Arkadelphia between 1946
and 1971. A 50 year member of the Arkadelphia
Chapter of the order of the
Eastern Star of Arkansas, she
served as Worthy Matron, and
was deputy Grand Lecturer,
along with other duties.
Funeral services were
thursday in the ruggles Wilcox Chapel with robert
Langley, Marvin Pate, and
david Young officiating.
Burial was in the delamar
Cemetery near Manning.
in lieu of flowers the family
requests donations may be
made to the delamar
Cemetery Fund, c/o donnie
denton, 2228 Ị . Hwy 7,
Sparkman, Ar 71743. Sign
online guest book at
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Bobby Miles,
Leonard cogburn,
Lester Sitzes,
Bobby Joe Miles, age 83, of
Glenwood, died Friday,
March 23, 2012. He was
born on october 6, 1928 at
Glenwood, the son of Ed
and Effie Hendon Miles. on
February 4, 1952, he was
married to Sarah Vaught. He
was preceded in death by his
parents; and three siblings,
dr. Leroy Miles, Jerrylene
Vaughn and Billy Gene
Miles. A United States Army
veteran, he was a retired logger and farrier.
He is survived by his wife,
Sarah Miles; two daughters,
Paula (Jeff) Walkowiak and
Anita (Chris) Hill all of
Glenwood; three grandchildren;
three great-grandchildren; and
several nieces and nephews.
Services were Monday,
March 26, 2012 in the davisSmith Funeral Home Chapel
in Glenwood with Jack
Herring officiating.
interment was in the Bethel
Guest registry is at
Leonard McKinley
Cogburn, Jr., age 70, of
Caddo Gap, died thursday,
March 22, 2012. He was
born on April 3, 1941 at
Board Camp, the son of
Leonard McKinley Cogburn,
Sr. and Willie Belle dilbeck
Cogburn. on october 18,
1957, he was married to
Wanda Alexander. He served
as a Pentecostal minister for
over 40 years and retired as a
truck driver. He and his wife,
Wanda, would team drive
across the United States.
He is survived by his wife,
Wanda Cogburn of Caddo
Gap; five sons and their
spouses, Charles Cogburn of
Caddo Gap, david and dena
Cogburn of oden, randy
and Lisa Cogburn of Caddo
Gap, Leon Cogburn of Black
Springs and daniel and
three daughters and their
spouses, Betty and Arlin
Sykes of Malvern, Mary and
Buddy McClard of Magnet
Cove and Sarah and tracy
Harris of Amity; 32 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; his sister, Faye Hamner
of Caddo Gap; and several
nieces and nephews.
Services were Sunday,
March 25, 2012 in the davisSmith Funeral Home Chapel
in Glenwood with danny
tillery officiating.
interment was in the Gaston
Guest registry is at
dr. Lester Milam Sitzes Jr.
of Hope died Saturday,
March 24th 2012 in the
Heart Hospital in Little
rock. He was born March
4th, 1930 in Beirne, to
Lester Milam Sitzes Sr. and
Myrtle Wooldridge Sitzes.
He is preceded in death by
his parents, his sister Erselle
, his wife of 55 years Barbara
Ann Sitzes and his daughterin-law Cathy Sitzes. dr.
Gurdon High School and
then attended ouachita
Baptist College earning a
Bachelor of Science degree
at Baylor University. He
completed his studies at St.
Louis College of dentistry in
1956. dr. Sitzes and family
then returned home to
Gurdon to practice dentistry.
in March 1963 dr. Sitzes
moved his practice to Hope.
For the next 28 years he
served the area full time and
another four on a part time
basis. dr. Sitzes and his
family joined the First
Baptist Church in 1963. He
served as the assistant and
interim song director of the
church for many years. dr.
Sitzes served on the Hope
City Board, was president of
the Gurdon and Hope
Chamber of Commerces and
the rotary Clubs. He was a
member of the Arkansas
State dental Association
Executive Board and was the
State President in 1972-73.
He is survived by his sons
dr. Lester Sitzes, iii and
Marilyn of Hope, dr. donald
Sitzes and denise of
Ị ashville, Arkansas and dr.
david Sitzes and rhonda of
Bella Vista; nine grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.
Funeral services were
tuesday, March 27, 2012 at
10 a.m. at First Baptist
Church of Hope. interment
will follow at Memory
Gardens Cemetery.
the family wishes for memorials to be made to the Boy Scout
troop 5 building fund or First
Baptist Church of Hope.
Johnson, Kirby
Charlene Cowart Johnson,
age 91, of Kirby, died
Saturday, March 24, 2012.
She was born on August 10,
1920 at Kirby, the daughter
of Joseph Edmond "Ed" and
Arrie orrick Cowart. on
June 14, 1941, she was married to Elmer Johnson who
preceded her in death on
August 13, 1989. She was
also preceded in death by her
parents; her sister, Lorene
Cockrell; and six brothers,
doyle Cowart, thurston
Cowart, delton Cowart,
Hurcil Cowart, Milton
Cowart and Lindon Cowart.
She was a member of the
Baptist Church.
She is survived by her
nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were
Monday, March 26, 2012 in
the Bear Creek Cemetery with
Bobby Golden officiating.
Arrangements are under the
direction of davis-Smith
Funeral Home, Glenwood.
Guest registry is at
Henry Boagni,
Henry Adams Boagni, age
66, of Murfreesboro, Ar,
died on Wednesday, March
21, 2012 in Ị ashville. He
was born on February 12,
1946 in opelousas, LA the
son of Kenneth, Sr. and
Helen (Garland) Boagni.
Survivors include: his wife,
Murfreesboro; three sons,
Henry Adam Boagni, Jr. of
and Andrew Boagni, both of
Lafayette, LA, and Michael
Anthony Boagni of Baton
rouge, LA; one daughter,
Heather Boagni Wells of
Panama City Beach, FL; one
brother, Kenneth Boagni, Jr.
of opelousas, LA; and five
Memorial services were
Monday, March 26, 2012 in
the First United Methodist
Church in Murfreesboro,
with James Wainscott officiating, under the direction of
Latimer Funeral Home of
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Bo Taylor,
Sparkman native
James Edwin "Bo' taylor
age 75 of Sparkman died
Friday, March 23, 2012 in
Little rock. He was born
February 7, 1937 in
Sparkman the son of James
deLaughter taylor. (Bo still
lived in the same house
where he was born.) Bo
attended the University of
Arkansas and graduated
University with a degree in
chemistry. After graduation
he worked with a seismograph crew in oil exploration
in texas, oklahoma, and
Wyoming. He resigned to
come home and farm. Bo
was active in Farm Bureau
and soil conservation in
dallas County. He was a volunteer fireman where he
served as chief for a number
of years and was head of the
Committee. He was a member of the Sparkman United
Methodist Church for 66 years
where he served as Sunday
School Superintendant for
many years. Bo was preceded in death by a nephew,
John taylor.
Survivors include one
brother, dr. George d.
taylor and his wife Jeannie
of Frisco, tX, one nephew,
Benjamin taylor of Ị ew
York City, one niece,
Jennifer taylor Gunnin and
her husband Mark of dallas,
tX, one great nephew, John
Charles Gunnin, one great
niece, Mary Grace Gunnin,
several cousins and a host of
Funeral services were
Monday in the Sparkman
United Methodist Church
with royce Savage and
robert Langley officiating.
Burial was in the Sparkman
in lieu of flowers, memorials
may be made to the
Sparkman United Methodist
Church c/o opal taylor or
the Sparkman Cemetery
Fund c/o Patricia Wright.
Joe Golden,
reynolds retiree
Joe t. Golden, Jr., age 93, of
Magnet Cove passed away
thursday, March 22, 2012 at
ridgewood Health and
rehab in Benton. He was
born in Arkadelphia on May
24, 1918 to Joe and oza
Golden, Sr. Joe was a retired
electrician at reynolds
Aluminum where he worked
for over 30 years. He was a deacon and Sunday School teacher
at First Southern Baptist Church
of Magnet Cove. Preceding him
in death are his parents; wife,
Alice Geneva Golden; and
daughter-in-law Louise Golden.
Survivors include his sons,
John Golden and wife Marie
of Ị ashville, tỊ
Kenneth Golden and wife
Jan of Clarksville; brother,
oscar Golden of Benton; sisters, Janette Melton of
richmond, VA and Catherine
Graham of Jonesboro; four
grandchildren; and five
Funeral services were
Sunday, March 25th at
2:00pm in regency Chapel
with oscar Golden officiating.
interment was in rest Haven
Cemetery in Arkadelphia.
in lieu of flowers donations
can be made to First
Southern Baptist Church of
Magnet Cove, 142 Magnet
School road, Malvern, Ar,
Arrangements are by
regency Funeral Home. You
may sign the guest book at
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Lo cal Happen in gs
point cedar News
the merry month of
March has almost passed
into history. Sunday will be
the first of April and is Palm
Sunday. According to tradition, Jesus rode into
Jerusalem on a donkey and
followers spread palm
branches in His bath to indicate that a dignitary was
arriving in triumph. today,
Christians often burn these
palms and preserve the ashes
for use in the following
year's celebration of Ash
Wednesday, which marks the
beginning of Lent. Good
Friday is April 6.
April Fool's "day
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to the 16th, century when the
Gregorian Calendar was
introduced. Prior to 1582,
Ị ew Year's day was moved
to January 1 where it
remained. Since news traveled very slowly, those who
did not know about the
change, continued to celebrate in the old way. Still
refused to change and
became known as “fools,”
which may have been the
beginning of April Fool's
George Frederic Handel's
Messiah was originally an
Easter offering (although
Christmastime). it was performed in dublin on April
13, 1749. Handel was born
in Hallo, Germany, was a
boy genius at age eleven, and
died in 1759 at age 74.
When the piece made its
London debut with Britain's
King George ii in attendance, at the opening notes
of the Hallelujah Chorus, the
King stood, either moved by
the music or as some have
suggested, he was partially
deaf and mistook the opening notes for beginning of
Britain's national anthem. in
any event, Messiah fans continue the tradition to this day.
Handel considered it a
Lenten piece. the third and
final section focuses on resurrection and life eternal,
proclaiming Christ's triumph
over sin and death.
Larue and Loyd Hall have
not heard any more from
Katie Lou (Pitts) and her
husband. Maybe if there
aren't too many thunderstorms between the east
coast and here, they will
replan the visit.
too many Point Cedar people have had recent hospitalization for back surgery,
knee surgery, a red-do on
knee surgery, cancer complication sand Alzheimer conditions. Bob Lambert's vision
is improving after a doctor
visit and treatment for macular degeneration. Maybe the
warmer weather will make
everyone better.
Best wishes to the group in
Arkadelphia who are developing the new University
Plaza on Ị orth 10th Street.
Vision Quest was formed in
March 2007 and purchased
the old building. there will
be more available parking
spaces than anywhere else in
Clark County. one of the
group of five is Keith L.
runyan, originally from the
Sweet Home Community.
the 1940 decennial Census
will be released on April2 by
Ị ational Archives
About 125 million of these
surveyed are still alive. the
Ị ame index has not been
completed, so research may
be difficult for newcomers.
“Finding Your roots” on
PBS channels began on
March 25.
Last thursday, there were
parades in indonesia to
observe the Balinese Hindus
Ị ew Year. they observed a
day of silence. i never will
understand all the excitement
over fireworks and noise.
i telephoned Florene
Goolsby Sunday afternoon,
but she and Lavern Ashley
were visiting. We're glad
that Lavern is better.
Florene continues to teach
art classes at the Sweet
Home Church every 2nd and
4th thursdays at 2pm. Some
make beautiful cards. the
last class was for a different
the Jewish holiday
Passover to commemorate
the deliverance of the
ancient Hebrews from
slavery in Egypt begins
on April 7.
opal Shuffield, 85, of
Bismarck, died on March
20. She was predeceased
by her parents, George
and Anna thomas Cook,
husband C.o. Shuffield
and two son-in-laws.
Survivors include a son,
(Michelle) of Malvern,
two daughters, delores
Groves of Malvern and
Cecelia Weatherford of
Bismarck and grandchildren. Services were in the
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March 26
domestic disturbance was reported on
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Ethan C. Balch, 23,
was arrested for failure to
Zachariah Benedict,
34, was arrested for
domestic abuse.
March 25
david oliver Burton,
32, was arrested for dWi,
driving on a suspended
license and no seatbelt.
Louis Edward
Buckley, 55, was arrested
for dWi and speeding.
March 24
terroristic threatening was reported on
Killingsworth road.
domestic disturbance was reported on
Conant road.
domestic battery
was reported on Lower
Lake road.
david Wayne
Wooldridge, 35, was
arrested for two counts of
failure to appear.
Johnathan thomas,
28, was arrested for failure to comply.
March 23
Simpson, 27, 121 texas
road, was picked up on a
Ị uisance dog was
reported on Callaway
Brian Keith deaton,
37, was arrested for dWi
and careless and prohibited driving.
March 22
theft was reported
on Central road.
theft was reported
on texas road.
Ị uisance dog was
reported on Curtis road.
Quinton Martell
Kennedy, 21, was arrested on a bond revocation.
William Alfred
Vickers, 45, was arrested
for failure to appear.
Kevin d. Cook, 30,
was arrested for possession of a controlled substance.
Christopher devon
Penny, 21, was arrested
for a probation revocation
and failure to appear.
March 21
theft was reported
in Antoine.
domestic battery
was reported on Highway
8 West.
Calvin tidwell, 55,
was arrested for dWi,
careless and prohibited
driving and no seat belt.
Cassandra L. Lock,
35, was arrested for
domestic battery.
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Myron Shorts, 51,
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March 22
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The fever to roam...
A friend of mine stopped
by while i was working on
one of my computers the
other day and we spent a little time on the front porch.
douglas told me he was
about to get fishing fever,
the fever to roam away from
home at dawn and enjoy the
side of a pond - rod and reel
in hand...
Even if you don't catch a
fish, the temperatures of 80
degrees high, 55 degrees low
have got to represent some
of the most perfect weather
this writer can imagine. our
illustrious weather predictors are telling us we will
have plenty of sunshine to
follow up last week's rainy
season for the better part of
the next seven days.
By the time you read
this, the fever will have
taken me too. i can already
feel the transformation on
this Sunday morning. i do
have the blues mobile back.
it turns out the problem was
an electric fan motor and
sensor to make it come on.
the transmission seal was
not busted. the transmission
fluid simply boiled over the
overflow from being too hot
and the thermostat guess was
flat wrong too. that is why
Sonny, Jeff and Chuck do
my mechanicing and i try to
just make up ads and write stories that can be wrapped around
"award winning" photos. We all
have our nich. Being a mechanic is not mine. But i sure do love
to drive cars and throw magazines at unsuspecting guard
So i got a car to go fishing in with nobody to tell me
when to start or stop. this
could be good. i have high
hopes of banking a few dollars the next few days for the
Easter issue's printing and
maybe being able to coast
one day this week. i like
Wednesday myself. time
will tell. it does look like a
perfect day weather wise.
So let's see what we gain
by going to the bank from
the sales route, ending up on
a lake with worms and fishing poles and never coming
back to work that day. Hmm.
First of all, i think i will get
the worms and the banking
over with the night before.
And i think i will disappear
about the time i occasionally
go to the park for an early
morning walk. that way i
can be there for the birds
singing and the other natural
sounds that occur when a
lake or pond wakes up in the
early morning.
i am a man who talks too
much. i freely admit it. i
seem to have words flowing
out of me all of the time.
that is good, since at least
part of my living is made
from my writings. the
words are better off to fall
from my fingers than from
my lips. that way they fill
up pages instead of the air. i
feel that way when at the
Gurdon Pond too, or where
ever i end up fishing on an
early spring morning. i may
venture over to White oak,
just not sure yet. But me and
my words will go somewhere.
the nice thing about keeping
silent while out there fishing is
the words still flow through my
brain and i let the birds, the
frogs and the fish do the
talking. Later i will hopefully type out my early morning
observations and let you feel the
beauty of nature that i know
will be there.
i also have an obligation
to scout out a great spot midweek anyway because my
grandson Josh, who was sick
with some cold virus this
past weekend, as was his little sister rayne, will probably be at my side on
Saturday doing some exploring of his own. i need to go
mid-week you see, as otherwise Grandpa might not be
as good of a guide...
So suppose i go to where
the brim, bass and catfish are
biting? if so, i will bring
some fish home and get
them cooked about the time i
get good and hungry in the
middle of the afternoon or
along toward evening. it has
been said that a bad day fishing
still beats a good day working.
this, my friends, even for those
of us with careers we love... is
sadly true. So saddle up, as the
politicians say, and get ready for
your favorite spring activity.
if you pass by Gurdon
pond early in the morning
and you happen to see a
1995 light blue Ford taurus
parked near the water, honk
at me as you are going off to
your job or your favorite
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Spring has sprung . . . spring into
action . . . spring into life
What’s eating my pansy
blooms? i’ve never noticed
this happening before. For
several days a bumblebee
flew between flower beds
(separated by a concrete
apron and path). it never
seemed to land, though later
(the first day of spring), it
attached itself to the outer,
lower blue bloom of the
vinca vine. Why wouldn’t it
have gone down inside the
Another question: (but i
think i know the answer). An
iris bed --with full sun and
nearby yucca plants--had
exquisite and multiple
blooms. However, irises in a
bed in the curve of the driveway—for the second year in
a row—have not bloomed. i
wonder if the pink dogwood
is providing too much shade.
Also, a small redbud has
sprouted and for the second
year, is blooming.
After reading in several sites
about iris, it seems that this
little bit of shade is not the
culprit after all. it is recommended that iris be separated
every three or four years.
How about thirty or forty
years since these have been
dug up and replanted?
Perhaps that’s my next step. i
can use more of the 50
pounds of sand i bought!
Another problem is that one
year, i bought two burning
of Home
Pat Laster
bush plants and a small holly
bush. By planting time, they
were still in their nursery
containers. one burning
bush i put at the west property line, and the other, alas, i
dug in next to the concrete
porch on the southeast. ditto
with the holly, only at another place in the same bed.
through the next several
years, i failed to move them
to a better location and now,
they both stand about four
feet tall. the holly spread
into a lushly-bloomed azalea, forcing me to trim the
new growth. to heel in the
new cuttings, i dug a bed (or
a trench) next to the nonblooming iris bed, amended
the dirt with potting soil and
sand. on the second day
after planting them, the rains
came. We shall see.
during spring break, Kid
Billy was invited to spend
two days at his Aunt Jenn’s
home in Conway. She
agreed—they texted back
and forth—that i could send
her rootings of tansy and
lamb’s ear. But i added a
clump of oxalis and two
small gardenias for good
Poet’s Corner
i've got a thirty-eight-yearold mind
locked up in this seventyeight-year-old body.
And when this aged body is
carried off its last time
tot he cemetery, my mind,
when it's locked up in that
wooden box, will be crying
out, “Ị ot yet!”
You see, there are yet a
thousand girls to tease,
ten thousand cups of coffee
to drink,
and a million prayers to
Ị ot yet, for i'm still too
young to die.
i've got one more poem to
Yet, i know that i must go to
my Savior,
Ferny-foliaged tansy fills
bare spots in beds, but
becomes invasive. Greyleaved, velvety lamb’s ear
bloom seeds fall out into the
yard and take root. oxalis
spreads, too, so i was glad to
share some with her. i may
have to make new beds here
and there; i’ve given plants
away, too. they can be transplanted easily. Email me or
go to my blog(s) if you want
A little history before this
next graf: i always wanted a
holly tree. So, when i married (the late) Mr. Laster, two
of my women friends gave
me one as a wedding gift. i
planted it at the house we
lived in—his late parents’
home. When the marriage
didn’t take, he refused my
plea that i get the new tree.
So, once again, i had no
holly tree.
Six years ago, when we
moved to Couchwood, KB
noticed a holly at a nursery.
He “bought” it for me—perhaps it was my birthday. or
Mother’s day. i planted it at
the northeast corner of the
house. But i made the common mistake of planting it
too close to the foundation.
today, it strong-arms the
nearby gardenia and azaleas.
once again to the pruning
Bob Palmer, editor
and He will give me a new body
to accompany this young
and i will have an eternity
to write
a million more poems!
turn between here and there.
oh, Holy one of israel!
But man must always lose
We should all prepare for that
so individual day when
we take our last breath!
death is the great divider,
it divides us from living,
divides the sheep from the
sheep find pastures in
goats take hold of Hell,
and Hell hath on pleasures!
if you don't want Hell,
then seek Jesus Christ Who
hath the only way to
i have possessed His love
for sixty years while fighting
off this earth's hells!
i've done my three score and
yet, how many more pluses
are there?
i believe we Believers will
not live to see
one score more before we
are called away!
We have too choices; death
with hope,
or a hopeless death, a hope
of faith or
a fate of hopelessness, BUt
it's your choice!
if this should be my last
poem ever,
who else might plead God's
plan for you?
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this week the U.S. Supreme Court
is taking up one of the most – if not
the most – consequential cases in
the history of the United States
when it hears arguments over
whether the Patient Protection and
Affordable Care Act is constitutional.
one of the key arguments is
whether the federal government has
the constitutional authority to force
individuals to purchase something
from private businesses or to pay a
penalty for not buying something
we don’t want to buy…in this case
health insurance.
to most laymen, this is a no-brainer. Should the federal government
have the power to force you to purchase…healthy food? How about
forcing you to buy a gym membership? or, what if the federal government could force you to purchase a diet meal plan? All of these
purchases would be intended for
your own good, of course.
to top off this power, what if the
federal government said if you
don’t purchase one of the above,
then you must pay a penalty? You
may not want to purchase any of the
above, or you may not be able to
purchase any of the above.
Ị evertheless, what if the federal
government said in effect, “too
bad. You have to purchase one of
these things or you have to pay the irS a
penalty every year until you buy one
of the things we tell you to buy.”
At this point in the argument you
may be wondering, “Who in the
world would be so audacious to
pass such a law in the first place?”
Well, the democrats in Washington
passed this legislation in 2010 and
President obama signed the bill
into law March 23, 2010. Ị o
republicans voted for this law.
Ị ow you know.
Frankly, i don’t like either
republicans or democrats because
both parties have gotten us into so
many messes i’d like to get rid of
them all. We’d be better off selecting names randomly from telephone pages and asking people to
serve as our representatives in
Washington. But, in this particular
case the republicans demonstrated
more common sense than
democrats even if it was to spite them.
Curiously, the tenth Amendment is
the part of the Constitution under
the Court’s scrutiny. it reads, “the
powers not delegated to the United
States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are
reserved to the States respectively,
or to the people.” i say “curiously”
because it seems obvious this
amendment gives rights to the states
and we the people that are not
explicitly given to the federal government. one would think! i mean,
where in the Constitution is the part
about health care?
the other major part of the
Constitution that plays a leading
role in this case is the so-called
“commerce clause” otherwise
known as Article 1, Section 8,
Clause 3 of the U.S. Constitution,
which reads, “to regulate commerce with foreign nations, and
among the several states, and with
the indian tribes….”
So, here’s the rub: if you purchase
health insurance from a company
that does business in multiple states,
the federal government has the
authority to regulate your purchase.
What if you haven’t purchased
health insurance? then, the federal
government cannot regulate something you have not done. that’s
why this law is particularly onerous! the federal government is
forcing you to buy something you
don’t want to buy so it can regulate
what you buy, how much you pay,
and what you get for your money.
And that, my friends, is the crux of
the matter the Supreme Court is
hearing this week: Can the federal
government force us to buy anything it wants us to buy even if we
don’t want to?
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today's world existed but free video conferencing softonly in the comics. Chester ware to chat with her friends.
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tracy" wore a two-way wrist chat with five other people at
radio. that was when a real one time. Ị othing like lisradio receiver weighed sev- tening to six teenage girls all
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plus 22 pounds for the bat- grandson, Cameron, dialed
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Korean War. it had a range around the world, complete
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around the world.
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Yes, the telegraph, tele- was along with his sister and
phone and radio had been two brothers, talking to us
invented before i was born and we could see them all
but with little effect on our clearly on the computer
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cost about $1.50, got it, put it her book of religious etiquette.
together and it worked. i've
recently, we sat in a cafe
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antenna to a screen on one of booth, sitting alone and
my second floor bedroom silent. His head was bowed
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as KBHS in Hot Springs.
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didn't have tV until i bought unless God has an iPhone.
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13-1 (12)
release dates: March 31-April 6
Mini Spy just launched her box kite! See if you can find:
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National Kite Month
Go Fly a Kite!
photo courtesy of the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum Archives
March winds
and April showers
Bring forth
May flowers!
This well-known
nursery rhyme
reminds us that spring is a windy time
of year. For kite-fliers, that means it’s
the perfect weather for their favorite
This week, The Mini Page learns
more about kites as we celebrate
National Kite Month in April.
This Chinese kite was one of the first
aeronautical objects to join the Smithsonian
collection. It is a festival kite made of silk
with a bamboo frame. It was shown at the
Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia in 1876.
Every kind of kite for any kind of flier
Have you
ever flown a
kite? There are
hundreds of
different types
and sizes of
A kite expert
told The Mini
Page: “What
are kites made of? You name it! That’s
the beauty of kite-flying — they make
so many different types. I know of a kite
that’s only 4 by 4 inches, with rods made
from the whiskers of tigers!”
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Kites come in many sizes and
shapes. Some common ones are:
photo courtesy Phil Broder/American Kitefliers Association
Kite stories
Early people used kites more as
tools than for fun. Kites were probably
first flown in China, and then spread
through Asia to Europe and finally to
the Americas.
In 200 B.C., as a Chinese general
prepared to attack a city, he flew a kite
over the walls of the city. He marked
the string and later measured how far
his soldiers would have to tunnel to
get inside the walls.
In England in
the early 1800s,
some roads
required carriage
drivers to pay a
toll, or fee, based
on how many horses were pulling the
carriage. One man avoided the toll by
attaching a kite to his carriage and
letting the wind pull him along!
Benjamin Franklin famously used
a kite to prove that lightning is an
electrical event.
Wars brought many opportunities
for using kites. Strong kites could
carry a spy high in the air for a better
look at the enemy. Sailors lost at sea
could signal for help by lifting up a
kite. And kites were used for target
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Rookie Cookie’s Recipe
Green Beans With Tarragon
You’ll need:
s12 teaspoon salt
s12 teaspoon tarragon
s12 cup water
s12 teaspoon lemon pepper
s12 cup chopped red bell pepper
What to do:
1. Boil green beans and salt in 12 cup water in a saucepan until crisptender, about 5 minutes.
3. Meanwhile, combine remaining vegetables in separate pan with olive oil.
4. Sprinkle spices on top and cook on medium heat until tender, about 5
5. Add vegetable mixture to green beans and stir to combine.
You will need an adult’s help with this recipe.
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Meet Debby Ryan
Supersport: Curtis Granderson
Height: 6-1
Weight: 185
Birthdate: 3-16-81
Hometown: Blue Island, Ill.
In the grand old game of baseball, the New York Yankees
have another grand man — Curtis Granderson.
The All-Star center fielder, who joined the Yanks in 2010
around players. He demonstrated that last year with his
glove, his speed and his bat — belting 41 homers and leading
the American League in RBIs (119) and runs scored (136).
Granderson, with degrees in business and marketing from the
University of Illinois-Chicago, can do more than play ball. He has worked
as a TV analyst and produced a motivational children’s book, “All You
Can Be.” Overall, he uses baseball as a platform to help needy youth and
countless others through various charities.
A different kind of flying
How it works
In 2010, a young kite-flier
“America’s Got Talent.” He performed
with his indoor kites and earned the
praise of the judges. Connor, now 19,
didn’t win the competition, but he did
make it to the semifinals.
Indoor kites are extremely light.
“They weigh about the same as half a
turkey sandwich,” Connor says. The
flier moves around to create “wind.”
Fliers don’t want any other drafts or
wind in the room where they’re flying.
Connor practices at school gyms
or other rooms with high ceilings.
Flying to feel better
When Connor
was 4 years old,
he was diagnosed
with epilepsy
This condition can
make people have
seizures (SEEConnor Doran
zyoors), or times
when the brain doesn’t send signals
Connor takes medicine to control
his seizures. But flying helps him a
lot, too. He said: “Flying makes me
forget about my epilepsy.” Kite-flying
has given him confidence.
Flying with music
photo by Scott Weider, courtesy Amy Doran
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Soaring to a New Height
photo courtesy Amy Doran
Channel movie “Radio Rebel.” She is best known
she acted and sang. She and her brother, Chase,
co-wrote some of the music for that movie. She
has also appeared in several commercials, TV
shows and other movies.
Germany. Because her father was in the military, the family moved to
several places. When she was in Germany, she acted in musicals and
plays at the local theater. She can speak German.
She enjoys vintage clothing, writing, cooking and blogging. She
works to save the environment.
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Connor Doran flies a stack kite during
a demonstration at the National Food
Convention in Portland, Ore. The stack
kite is two kites positioned 7 feet apart
from each other and controlled with
four kite lines. Connor says this kind of
kite takes a lot more energy to fly.
Connor’s flights are accompanied
by music. He said he chooses slower
music because he likes it better, but
some fliers choose fast music and do
lots of tricks while they’re flying.
A high-flying message
Today Connor is a keynote speaker
for the National Epilepsy Foundation
over the country. He also speaks at
schools about achieving something
that might seem impossible. “You
can do anything you set your mind
to,” he tells kids.
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Up in the Air With Kites
How do objects fly?
The busy kite
Today kites are still used as tools
for many projects. For example,
lightweight cameras can be attached
to a kite for aerial photography. In
the Pacific Islands, fishermen use
kites to carry a fishing line hundreds
of feet out into the ocean.
Kites are used with instruments
that measure the time and
height of the flight paths of bats.
Meteorologists, or scientists who
study weather, still use kites to carry
instruments up into the atmosphere.
How would you use a kite? In
1999, kites were used to pull sleds
to the North Pole. Scientists are
developing ways to capture wind
energy using special kite-like devices.
The Mini Page thanks Mel Hickman,
executive director of the American Kitefliers
Association, for help with this issue.
For anything heavier than air
to fly, it must have a shape that
creates lift. This is true for a bird, a
lightweight kite and for an airplane
weighing many tons.
A bird flies because it flaps its
wings, pushing air downward
and creating lift. An airplane flies
because its engines move it forward
through the air. The air going over
the wings is moving faster than the
air going under the wings, so the
air pressure on the top of the wings
decreases and the plane is lifted. A
kite needs wind to fly because it is
attached to the person holding the
All the following jokes have something in common.
Can you guess the common theme or category?
the wind
pushing up
on the under
surface of
the kite
has more
pressure than the air moving over
the top surface of the kite.
Drag is the force that’s created
by resistance to the wind from the
kite’s material. Gravity is the force
from the weight of the kite, pulling it
toward Earth.
For a kite to fly, its lift must be
greater than its drag and gravity.
Ferris: What time is it when a hippo sits
on a fence?
Frieda: Time to fix the fence!
As airplanes became more
common, kites were used less as
military and science tools and more
for fun. About 40 years ago, a twoline kite was invented. The flier could
make the kite do stunts by moving
the lines in different directions.
New designs allowed kites to do
complicated tricks. People began to
gather for competitions.
Almost lighter than air
Kites have to be very lightweight
to fly. Early kites were made of thin
animal skins or handmade paper.
Today, kites may be made of high-tech
cloth that resists water, which would
make it heavier. The rods might be
made of carbon fiber, which is very
strong and weighs very little.
People also make kites out of found
objects, such as plastic garbage bags.
This is a fun way to recycle.
Next week in The Mini Page, meet the 2012
Newbery and Caldecott Medal winners.
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Words that remind us of kites are hidden in the block below. Some words are
hidden backward or diagonally, and some letters are used twice. See if you can
Kite-fliers meet each year in Huntington
Beach, Calif., to compete with stunt
kites. This flier uses a two-line kite to do
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The N d’s
The Mini Page Staff
Fiona: What has 400 teeth but can’t bite?
Forrest: A picket fence!
Kites as sport
Betty Debnam - Founding Editor and Editor at Large Lisa Tarry - Managing Editor Lucy Lien - Associate Editor Wendy Daley - Artist
Frank: What can go around a backyard but
doesn’t move?
Francie: A fence!
photo by John Chilese
This camera is attached to a kite line. The
flier can lift the camera high above the
ground and use a remote control to make
photographs of the subject.
New ideas
Davidson’s Grocery
Mini Spy . . .
photo courtesy Phil Broder/American Kitefliers Association
the nurse just
looked at me and shook her
the answer was obvious.
She was the victim of
neglect. it's something you
always read about or hear
about but you just don't quite
know what to do when it
happens to one of your loved
About 48 hours later, my
sister, who had been like a
second mother to me passed
away from her injuries.
Anyone that knew her would
have said she was a kind and
gentle soul who would never
have harmed anyone.
i was by her side when she
died. true, enough she was
on hospice care and may
well not have known that she
was in the world, but there is
no excuse to allow another
human being made in the
image and likeness of God to
suffer such a fate. i wish
that those who did this awful
deed had been there to hear
her struggling for her last
few breaths. Your time will
come and let me just say this:
What comes around, goes
Mr. Welch came in to do his
duty after she breathed her
last. i later saw him talking
to her husband in the nursing
home parking lot. i later
learned that he had requested
an autopsy, but her husband
did not consent.
in speaking to Mr. Welch
Monday, he told me that my
sister died from the injuries
she sustained at the hands of
the callous nursing staff. Her
injuries caused her throat to
swell up and she eventually
i visited with an attorney
after her death, but because
her husband would not consent, nothing was ever done
to avenge my sister's death.
Just think, folks. these same
people could be caring for
your loved ones right now.
i have told Mr. Welch that
any help he needs, i will give
it to him. i owe it to my sister and those others who cannot speak for themselves just
like Susie robinson. She
had no voice of her own and
we see where it got her.
Ị ame Withheld By request
photo by Katie Yu, courtesy Mar Vista Entertainment
dear Editor,
this letter is in response to
Clark County Coroner tim
Welch's letter in the March
8, 2012 issue of The
First of all, i would like to
commend Mr. Welch for
coming forward and saying
what needed to said years
ago. Mr. Welch in his letter
stated that he has had many
sleepless nights.
What would he have felt like
it had been his own sister
that was abused in a nursing
home? there are not only
sleepless nights, but the grief
is not over yet.
Knowing the kind and
genial person my sister was,
if she were sitting here as i
write this, she would say
“don't prosecute, persecute
or condemn.” She would
simply say, “Please don't let
this happen to someone
Yes, concerned citizens of
Arkadelphia, Clark County,
Arkansas and all of America,
on or about May 8, 2005 my
sister was abused and kept in
a neglectful state until she
this is not simply speculation; what i know about my
sister's case i got not only
from the medical officials
that tended to her, but also
from what i saw with my
own eyes. in fact, when i
decided to write this letter, i
consulted with Mr. Welch
and he automatically remembered me.
A few days before my sister
died at the age of 85 in the
same nursing home that Mr.
Welch makes mention of, i
came by to see her. i made a
habit of seeing her sometimes twice a day, even
though she was in the last
stages of dementia and didn't
recognize me for the last
year of her life.
on the day in question, i
came in to see her and was
immediately greeted by the
hospice nurses who showed
me five knots on her head. i
was later told that there was
also a bump on the back of
her head.
i asked the nurse, “How in
the world can anyone get
hurt like this in a nurse
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Dad, how are you going to shingle that steeple? Part 2
So, as we went along he
continued to teach and allow
me to do more and more of
the nailing. When we had
brought both sides up to the
crown he showed me how to
apply the ridge out of all the
cut offs that we had accumulated. Also, he was diligent
to brag on me and how well i
was learning the trade. He
was sure that i was near
ready to go in the business.
About that time a man from the
mill came by and unloaded a
quantity of 1 x 4’s and some
wider widths - none of them very
Old Times Not
long. “Ị ow what’s that stuff
for?” i asked. “oh, that’s to do
our scaffolding,” dad replied.
“that stuff don’t look very
strong to me,” i observed. “And
i’ve been looking that old steeple
over and it’s pretty rotten. i don’t
think it’s safe to get up there.”
Well, he made some figure
fours and began nailing them
on and all the time i was watching and commenting about how
unstable this whole setup looked.
He just kept putting it all together and not saying anything until
he got through. then he said,
“Ị ow that would hold an elephant,” “let’s go see if mom has
lunch ready.” After we ate he
went out to the garage and came
back with his plow lines, halters,
and bridles and said, “ok, let’s
see what we can do here.” Up
until then i hadn’t smelled a rat,
but i suddenly realized that he
wasn’t going to be the one who
shingled that steeple. When he
got through putting together the
neatest safety harness on me you
could imagine, he snapped on his
plow lines and said, “Ị ow, let’s
see you get out of that.” i couldn’t because he wouldn’t allow
me any slack. We had a high
porch and he swung me a bit off
it till i was satisfied that there was
no way it would fail. “Let’s get to
work,” he said. When we got
there he simply flipped a loop
over the top, hooked me up and
tied off the bottom and with
enough slack for me to navigate
and lifted me up on the backside
first. i’m sure that was so i could
get used to the height before i
got around there over all that
open space. i remember him
telling me that the secret to
working in that kind of
atmosphere was to never
look down, and i was completely safe.
We got the layout started off correctly and by and large the job
was finished before very long. i
can’t recall exactly how we did
the footboards as we progressed
to the top. i just remember that i
was unbelievably relieved when
the job was finished. i now recall
that no one ever came close to us
all the time the steeple was being
done. Mrs. Maxey was across
the street in their grocery
store/service station. She told
me that she just couldn’t
stand to watch all the time i
was up there.
i guess i was pretty proud to
have done that job, and i’m
quite sure that i was the last
person to ever be on that
steeple because it’s obvious
from the picture that that
same roof was still there. i
seem to recall that Joe Floyd
Maxey told me that lightning struck and burned it
Anyway, we did the
school house next and
then the Maxey house, but
after that church steeple,
everything else was Ho
hum. Ị o, i didn’t go into
the roofing business, and
i was ready to look at
some other enterprises by
the time we finished. My
claim to fame was short
lived, as i don’t recall
anyone every rushing up to
me and saying, “Hugh, i
remember when you roofed
steeple!” Some people just
get no respect!
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StAỊ dArd SPortS
With a double-hitter on
Saturday, March 24, the
Weevils of the University of
Arkansas Monticello swept
both games against the
reddies of Henderson State
Ị ow a sophomore at the
University of Arkansas
Monticello, russell Watts a
Centerpoint High School,
lettered in football, basketball, and baseball. His fresh-
men year in college was
spent a University of Central
Arkansas. Watts faced a
total of sixteen batters in a
total of three on one-third
in the bottom of the fourth
inning with one runner on
base and one out the reddies
batter hit a home-run into
right field to place the
reddies on the score board
with the score one to two.
Watts was pulled out of the
game after the home-run.
There’s the wind up
Verlin Price photo
russell Watts, graduated
from Centerpoint High
School and was the starting
pitcher for the Weevils.
Watts went three and onethird inning and allowed one
two runs to scored against
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Genuine conversion
By MICHaeL e. BRooKS
domestic violence is one of many moral problems
in South Asia. Almost every daily newspaper contains stories of men who burn their wives with
acid, cruelly beat, or even kill them. often the
motive is extortion of money (dowry) from her
family or anger at their failing to provide it to him.
Many other, less severe, acts of violence are suffered regularly for various reasons.
recently i was asked to mediate in a domestic dispute of a different kind. A couple was frequently
quarreling and fighting and neighbors tried to
intervene to help them. According to those neighbors it was the wife who was the aggressor, continually tormenting her husband not with blows but
with words. She accused him groundlessly and
wildly of misconduct, cursed him, abused him with
foul language, and spoke with great disrespect of
him and his family. She repeatedly threatened to
kill him, using poison, suffocation or other means.
i am not suggesting that her abuse was worse or
necessarily equal to that of the malicious husbands
described above. i do point out however that everyone has the potential to sin against and harm others.
But that is not my primary reason for citing these
examples. rather it is to say that this kind of
behavior, though not unknown in other nations and
cultures, is especially prevalent here. i cannot help
but believe that one reason it is so culturally pervasive is the absence of significant Christian influence.
the Bible makes it plain that such behavior is sin
and totally unacceptable. Unfortunately not all religions or philosophies contain the same teaching.
When Christian missionaries come to evangelize
non-Christian areas of the world, our emphasis is
always to present Jesus’ promise of eternal salva-
tion. ours is a message of invitation and hope. Yet
we need to present Christ’s challenge to a world
lost in sin – we do not have to live like this. We can
do much better.
Paul’s words in Ephesians 4:22-24 are directly to
that point. He commands us to put off the old sinful way of life and live as God intended. God will
help us but we must make a diligent effort.
in the remainder of chapter 4 (verses 25-32) Paul
describes the kinds of change that are required. He
tells us to stop stealing and work honestly for what
we need (28). We are to quit lying and tell the truth
(25); refrain from sinful actions, even if we are
angry (26); and be kind to each other, practicing
forgiveness (32).
Prominent among these changes is our habit of
speech. Ị o corrupt word is to depart from our
mouth (29), and we are to avoid all evil speaking
(31). in contrast we are to speak only those things
that are good for necess ar y edification and that
will impart grace to the hearer (29).
What a different world we would live in if all
would follow those instructions. if honest labor,
true speech, and positive language were the common characteristics of all, what joy and peace we
would know.
We understand that most will not follow God’s
will. But that does not lessen the importance of
each one of his people making their very best
effort. the changes described above are one definition of conversion (Acts 3:19).
those times of refreshing surely in clu d e th e
p os itiv e r esults of our behavioral changes. Every
time an abusive husband repents and comes to
Christian faith, or a profane woman purifies and
controls her tongue, they, and society, are
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3/4cup half-and-half
1/4cup light or dark corn syrup
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4tablespoons butter
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1cup shredded mozzarella cheese or pizza cheese
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april Fools Kids Page
celebrate April Fools day with fun and puzzles!
april Fools’ Day fun facts
While the origins of April
Fools' day are sketchy at
best, one of the more popular
theories dates back to the
16th century. Prior to 1582, the
new year began on April 1.
When the new year was moved
to Jan. 1 in 1582, there were
some people who hadn't
heard or didn't believe the
change in the date, so they
continued to celebrate Ị ew
Year's day on April 1. these
"April fools" were often
ridiculed by being sent on
"fools errands" or were made
the butt of other practical jokes.
Below are some other fun and
interesting April Fools' day
•the Scottish love April Fools'
day. in fact they love it so much,
they celebrate it for two days. in
Scotland they call it "hunting the
gowk" (the cuckoo), and if you
are tricked, you are an "April
gowk." to really get "behind" the
holiday, the second day, called
"taily day," is devoted to pranks
involving the back side of the
•there's something fishy going
on in France. Kids fool their
friends by taping a paper fish to
their backs. When the victim discovers the fish, the prankster
yells "Poisson d'Avril!" (April
•in Portugal, April Fools' day is
actually celebrated on the
Sunday and Monday before
Lent. the big trick there?
throwing flour at your friend's
•in Poland everyone takes part in
April Fools' day activities,
including the media and sometimes public institutions. All serious activities are completely
avoided for the day. A
favorite joke? Pouring water
on people.
this survey,
32 percent of workers say
they have either initiated or
been on the receiving end of
an April Fools’ day prank at
•in certain areas of Belgium,
children lock out their parents or teachers and only let
them in if they promise to
give them sweets.
•depending on where you live in
England, instead of a "fool" you
could be called a "noodle,"
"noddy," "gobby" or "gob."
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Jeanice Adams
Just to remind you to get
your fishing gear ready for
the fishing derby at John
Benjamin Lake on thursday
morning April 5th. i think
the CAdC van will take
members from the Center to
the lake that don't want to
drive. Check the sign in
sheet for time.
remember to tell your
friends and neighbors to
come out to “Meet the
Candidates” on Saturday
night April 14th. the “Bean
& Cornbread” dinner will
start at 5 PM but will possibly last a couple of hours.
the cost is a suggested $5.00
donation. the candidates
will have opportunity to
make short speeches and
answer questions. And we
will have a “Cake & Pie”
auction which will benefit
the Center. Lets try to have a
large turnout.
Joyce turner, our Activity
director, has been taking
photos of all those that want
their photos made in a beautiful old rocking chair. She
talks them into it if they are
hesitant. And even mine
turned out pretty good. the
surrounding decorations are
Sam Adams has donated a
swing set with a covered roof
to the Center. our Site
Manager, tammy Cogburn
thought it would add something new to our friendly
atmosphere. of course Sam
will be the first to sit in it and
he told Joyce she can make
his photo there instead of in
the rocking chair.
We have scheduled a
Safety driving class at the
Center on Saturday morning
April 28th from 8 AM to
12:30 PM. For those of you
that took the class in March
and May 3 years ago need to
sign up for this one if you
want to keep your discount.
Call me (Jeanice Adams) at
870-356-3901 to enroll or for
more information .if you are
55 or older you get a nice
discount on your car insurance for 3 years and the
Center gets credit for an educational program.
there is lots going on at the
Center and if you have never
stopped by, we invite you to
come by and just see what's
going on. once you make the
contact i think you will find
something that will add to
your daily life. try us on
tuesday, Wednesday or
thursday 7:30 AM to 3:30
the back of the old Stephens
building, next to Kuhn's on
Main Street," she said. "i am
just concerned with someone
getting injured and the city
being liable."
Childres said the downtown
buildings in question are
owned by private citizens.
Superintendent Jim Caldwell
is negotiating some work to
repair the sidewalk in front
of thomerson drug Store, at
the owner's request.
Franklin said city crews
will try and make sure customers can get in and out of
the drug store, even when the
repair is in progress.
exhibit at
CCHa Museum
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crappie, Childres said a bid
was let to repair the levy at
the pond back in January,
"but nobody has done the
"they have to fix the levy
before they will restock our
fish pond," she said. "if this
is a concern of yours, please
feel free to call Arkansas
Game and Fish and ask for a
realistic time table. We
would all like to know one."
Blackburn said she has
received calls of concern that
parts of the backs of Main
Street buildings are "falling
"i believe one example is
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the Clark County
Historical Association will
receive $3,000 in grant
money to showcase Clark
County’s timber industry. An
exhibit at the Clark County
Museum in Arkadelphia during Arkansas Heritage
Month will feature tools
once used in the timber
industry and will highlight
“the Lost City of dreams:
Graysonia, Arkansas, circa
1920-1940,” photographs of
the county’s mills, workers
and mill-owners.
related exhibits on loan
from the Hoo-Hoo Museum
in Gurdon will be on display
at the Clark County Museum
and in the Arkadelphia Arts
Center. A traveling exhibit
will be displayed in county
government buildings, at the
olds Foundation of Amity,
and at the Hoo-Hoo
Museum. An opening reception will be held in May and
the exhibit will be on display
until Ị ovember.
Local church to
be featured
the deroche Missionary
Bismarck, which was organized in 1847, will be featured on the rFd Channel’s
“US Farm report” program
on March 31 at 9am. the
program frequently features
country churches. Historic
photos and other information
regarding the church will be
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jumped on the man without
Zimmerman shot our little
gang-banger in self-defense.
it does make sense, though.
Why else was Zimmerman
not arrested? Any good
reporter knows that when a
suspect goes a month without an arrest, there’s a good
reason for it.
But now, we’ve got the
“Justice” department looking into the matter, the police
chief has been suspended for
not arresting Zimmerman
and even President obama
has weighed in, saying that if
he had a son, he’d be “just
like treyvon.”
We agree
with the president on this
one. We figure any son of
his might be just like
Had Big Media simply
stuck to telling the story
instead of jumping to conclusions, we wouldn’t be in this
mess. i wonder, though, if
this isn’t a firestorm created
by the media powers that be
to sell papers and gain viewers.
Predicability, our rabblerousing friends in the black
community aren’t letting
facts get in the way of a good
rant against the Man. Jessie
Jackson was seen at
Macedonia Baptist Church
leading a chant calling for
justice. i just wonder how
that all fits in with the gospel
story? Since when did leading a congregation in protesttype chants constitute worship?
this case would be a nonevent had Big Media simply
done its job and told the
truth. there’s no need for
speculation and there’s no
need for sensationalism. As
Sgt. Joe Friday used to say,
“Just the facts, Ma’am.”
Justice for treyvon? the
facts appear to show that he
got his justice.
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aaRP Driver Safety classes
An AArP driver Safety Program class has been scheduled
at the Glenwood Senior Center at 229 Betty Street on
Saturday morning, April 28th from 8 AM to 12:30 PM, sponsored by General ins. agent Jack Garner. He will also furnish
refreshments Arkansas state law specifies that licensed drivers ages 55 and older receive a discount on their car insurance for a period of 3 years when they complete the course.
Ị o tests are given or required. Breaks are scheduled each
hour so you don't get tired of sitting. Call Jeanice Adams at
870-356-3901 to enroll or for more information.
Great Depression exhibit at HSU
Henderson State University’s Huie Library will host an
exhibit entitled the Great depression: Amateur
Archeologists in the ouachita river Valley, March 28-May
11. the exhibit, located on the first floor of the library, is
open to the public during regular hours.
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Judy Hix of 125 West texas Street in Amity shared this photo with the newspaper. Her
pygmy goat, YoYo, gave birth to three kids on March 12 at 5am in the morning. Proud father
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Funeral Home arrived to take
possesion of robinson's
body. He found the patient
lying peacefully in her bed.
thinking nothing of the matter, he simply picked up the
body and left.
“He said it appeared to be a
recalled, adding that the staff
did not volunteer details of
robinson's death to Gosey.
the next day, the nursing
home sent the standard fax to
the coroner to officially notify him of robinson's death.
the form, which was
released to the newspaper,
stated that the death was natural and that robinson's
family was satisfied with her
care at the facility.
Welch quickly forgot the
case until two days later
when he received a phone
call from Arkadelphia attorney rick Medlock who told
him that he had a client in his
office with a story to tell
regarding the circumstances
of robinson's death, stating
that she had choked to death
in her chair after having been
left alone to eat her meal.
Ị ot only had she choked on
the sandwich, Welch said the
woman told Medlock that
robinson begged for help for
an hour.
“She laid out there and
hollered for an hour and no
one came to her aid,” Welch
said. “Had they did their job,
she would still have been
Medlock told the Standard
that a woman who wished to
remain anonymous heard the
true details of robinson's
death and approached him
about the details.
Upon hearing the news,
Welch said, “My heart just
went to my stomach.”
His first move was to notify
the office of Long term
Care, a branch of Attorney
General dustin Mcdaniel's
office. the LtC supervises
the operation of nursing
homes within the state and
has the power to levy fines
for infractions.
His next move was to
retrieve robinson's body
from the funeral home and
send it to the state crime lab
for an autopsy. on April 9,
the crime lab verified the
woman's story: robinson
had indeed choked to death
on her food.
A crime lab report, which
was released to the newspaper and signed by Associate
Medical Examiner Frank J.
Peretti, M.d., stated that
robinson's death was caused
obstruction of air passage by
bolus of food.”
While the nursing home initially denied fault in the case,
Welch noted that through
what he feels was an accident, he received confirmation of what he had already
figured out and what the
crime lab had verified: A
nursing home mistake had
led to robinson's death.
Four days after robinson's
death, in the midst of Welch's
investigation, a handwritten
note was faxed to his office
from Courtyard Gardens.
the note, which the coroner
believes was not intended for
public release, stated that
robinson had been found
deceased in her chair in her
robinson had a “do Ị ot
resuscitate” order on file,
the document noted. it was
signed by an LPỊ who was
among three workers that
Welch's report named as suspects in the case.
Welch said that he had
heard the three workers in
released from their employment at Courtyard following
the incident and had applied
at another facility in the area,
only to be denied. that gives
him some peace, he said.
Medlock, who has had
some experience in nursing
home abuse and neglect
cases, stated that robinson's
death only followed what
had been a sad life for her.
“She was found on the
streets of Hot Springs at
some point,” he said. “We
don't know who found her or
how she got the name Susie
robinson. She had no birth
certificate that we know of.
We don't know who found
her. the first mention of her
in the records back then was
when she was in the state
hospital around the age of 12
or 13.”
in opening up an estate for
robinson in the wake of her
death, Medlock said he
attempted to find family
members for robinson, but
was unsuccessful.
“it really gets hazy back
there,” he said. “She's been a
ward of the state ever since.”
Medlock said he was able to
reach a settlement from
Courtyard in the case in the
fall of last year. Citing a
confidential agreement in the
case, he explained that he
was unable to provide any
details, except to say that the
home did not admit liability
in the case.
the money from the settlement will go to the state to
pay for robinson's lifetime
of care, he said.
Asked what made him get
involved in the case after
being made aware of the circumstances of robinson's
death, Medlock said, “it was
a strong case. there were
some wrongs that needed to
be made right. i was very
disturbed. tim Welch was
very disturbed. Several of us
were upset over this case
because it was such a departure from doing the right
thing. She was a completely
helpless person and she was
treated in a manner that was
simply unacceptable.”
“this was not really anything i had to think about,”
he said. “there was no hesitancy or debate on my part.”
For those who have loved
ones in nursing homes,
Medlock said robinson's
case should serve as a warning.
“Be vigilant. Susie didn't
have anybody to be vigilant
on her behalf,” he said. “She
was a ward of the state, so
why should they take care of
Medlock said he believes
that robinson's death may
not have been in vain.
“i think people have been
made aware,” he said, advising those with loved ones in
nursing homes to “Be aware.
Ask questions. Be assertive.
Seek a third party counsel if
you need to.”
For Welch, as the two year
anniversary of robinson's
death approaches, he pays
tribute to the woman he
never knew by checking up
on the nursing homes in his
“i may not always go to
every death,” he says, “But
they never know when i am
going to show up. i'm
watching them.”
Welch said he realizes mistakes will happen. And it's
not the fact that robinson
died that haunts him. What
he cannot forget is what he
considers a callous disregard
for a human life in the wake
of her death.
“it's a human being,” he
said tuesday. “She didn't
deserve this.”
“i think it was truly an accident. it was what happened
after her death when they
tried to cover it up that bothers me,” he said. “if they
had told the truth, no one
would have ever heard of it.”
He is equally upset that in
the wake of robinson's
death, he could not motivate
some to care about the facts
By Joe May
in a short meeting Monday
evening, the Centerpoint
School Board voted to rehire
all certified staff members.
in financial matters,
Butcher told the board that
money is down by about
$26,000 from last year.
However, she noted the district is still in good shape.
“if we’re a dollar ahead,
we’re good,” she said.
in other business, the board:
*Expelled a female senior
for five days for a weapons
*Allowed robert Kolbeka
to participate in early release
for a job.
in the case. A daily newspaper refused to print the story,
he said. only The Standard
and KAtV carried the story,
Welch stated.
in his office, the papers
regarding Susie robinson
are still laying out on a
counter. Even though Susie
has been dead for nearly two
years, at least one person
doesn't intend to forget her.
in life, Susie robinson did
not achieve any great thing.
But in her death, she may
well save the life of others.
At least that's what Medlock
and Welch are hoping.
Hunting club to
*Went over the results of
the 2010-11 legislative audit.
*Approved the 2012-13 calendar, which allows for
school to start on August 20
and January 7. there will be
no winter break this year.
*Heard that two maintenence workers have received
their boiler operators licenses.
*Heard Butcher say the district will no longer pay for
officers at home games.
rather, Sheriff Preston
Glenn has promised to provide an on-duty deputy for
security purposes.
Continued From Page 1
Armed with the information, Cole said she then followed the law and removed
Walker's name from the list
of registered voters and sent
him a notice of the removal
by certified mail. Should
Walker be able to provide
proof that he has fulfilled his
parole or had the convictions
discharged, he can then be
added back to the voter rolls,
she said. However, Walker
cannot again hold public
office, she stated.
“Someone who has be convicted of a felony cannot
hold public office,” she said.
Cole said it was the first
time she has had to purge the
records of a former officeholder.
easter egg hunt
at Hickory
Grove april 7
Hickory Grove Baptist
Church invites families to
come out to the church for
Saturday, April 7, from
11AM-1PM. the program is
geared toward children up to
12 years old.
Activities will include puppet shows (every half hour,
starting at 11:15), three different egg hunts, Easter
photo, face painting, temporary tattoos, large inflatable
slide, “Leap for the Lord”
sack races, egg relay with
plastic eggs on spoons, bait
casting using fishing poles
and 5-gallon buckets, basket
toss using plastic eggs into
bushel baskets, and a craft
there will also be free hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and
water served.
All activities are free, and
there will be lots of candy
given out in addition to the
egg hunt. in case of bad
weather, activities will be
moved inside.
For more information,
please contact Jim Agee,
Senior Pastor, at Hickory
Grove Baptist Church,
Bismarck. the church phone
number is 501-865-3661.
The Standard has you covered--We’re the only paper
with coverage of Clark
aND Pike Counties!
M & H 182 Hunting Club
will hold their yearly meeting at Mike Harvey's house
on Saturday, April 28 at 6pm.
if you can't make it, remember dues are to be in by the
first of June.
Card of Thanks
thank you to everyone that
helped us through our tragic
loss of my best friend and
Bryon and Brianna ritch’s
father, Johnny C “Hippy”
ritch. i feel really blessed
that i live in a community
that is so willing to come to
our aid without even asking.
thank you, Kirby School,
for being so good to Bree
and Bryan, especially Coach
Smith, who Bryan really
looks up to. thanks to the
home health ladies and dr.
reddy for keeping my best
friend comfortable in his last
six months. thank you
everyone for everything you
did. i couldn’t have made it
without your help and that
includes Kyle Cowart and
the local church.
Sincerely, Jett duggan
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The children of ruth plyler Woodard will be
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Saturday, March 31 from 2-3:30pm at Oak
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Glenwood. All family and friends are invited
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