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Police bust multi-state crime
ring; recover stolen property
Suspicious fire
Sheriff: “Biggest thieving ring i’ve ever seen.”
Joe May
a war on
We’re hearing a lot about
war being declared on particular groups as of late. Both
major political parties are
accusing the other of waging
a war on women. Just last
week your humble scribe
was accused of “waging a little war” on the pro- alcohol
forces in Clark County a few
years back. (durn straight i
did and i’ll do it again just as
soon as the opportunity arises.)
if you’ve read very far in
the Ị ew testament, you
know that those who follow
Christ will face adversity in
this life. Paul told timothy
that “...all who seek to live
godly will be persecuted.”
Jesus Himself warned His
followers not to marvel at the
hatred of the world toward
Christians. And the Apostle
John warned the disciples to
be aware of the coming persecution, both in the book
that bears his name in the
revelation to John.
in other words, it’s safe to
say that all who profess to
follow Christ are aware of
the concept that we will face
opposition for our beliefs
and actions. the Apostle
Peter advised the saints to be
cautious, warning them that
“your adversary the devil
prowls about like a roaring
lion, seeking whom he can
devour.” (i Peter 5:8)
Scripture also tells us that at
times, the devil can appear to
be like “an angel of light,”
meaning that Christians can
be fooled into sin that is masquerading as “common sense,”
See “editorial,” p. 7
early morning blaze
Courtesy photo
A two-story log home in Glenwood was destroyed by
fire early Friday morning in a blaze authorities are calling suspicious. the residence was vacant at the time of
the blaze.
Article, this page
Man jailed after setting
fire to apartment
By Joe May
Arson is suspected in the
case of fire tuesday evening
at ross Apartments in
According to Arkadelphia
Fire Chief ricky Arnold, his
department was summoned
to the apartment complex
around 11:15 in response to a
fire in an upstairs apartment.
Upon arrival, Arnold said
Apartment 43 and the boardwalk outside of it was
engulfed in flames. At one
point, he noted that flames
were coming through the
roof of the building.
Arkadelphia Police
department investigator roy
Bethell told the newspaper
that tyree Balch of
Arkadelphia, has been arrested in connection with the
He is the exboyfriend of the apartment's
resident, the officer stated.
Bethell said that the victim
broke off the relationship
with Balch on Sunday “and
he didn't take it too well.”
Balch has a prior conviction
for torching the residence of
another ex-girlfriend a few
See “arson,” Page 13
Fired Bismarck employee
receives settlement
By Joe May
the Arkansas Court of
Appeals has upheld a lower
court’s decision to award
damages to a Bismarck
counselor who was wrongfully discharged from his
position in 2009.
in May of 2011, a circuit
judge overturned the dismissal of Paul Sims from his
position as counselor at
Bismarck High School.
Sims’s contract was not
renewed by the school board
on the recommendation of
then-Superintendent david
Hopkins. the nonrenewal
was based on an allegation
that he had failed to assure
that all students had enough
credits to graduate.
Sims and high school principal Jarrod Bray were terminated for relying on the
2008-09 handbook, which
contained erroneous information regarding the number
of math credits needed to
See “Sims,” Page 13
By Joe May
two men in custody in
Clark County are accused of
being the masterminds in a
multi-state theft ring, says
Sheriff Jason Watson.
Watson told The Standard
that his office arrested Ernest
Wayne Hortman, 54 and
Vernon russell Hewitt, 53,
both of Montgomery County
last week after officials in
that county found stolen
property that was traced back
to a burglary in Alpine. the
items were located during a
routine call, the sheriff stated.
“this is the biggest thieving
ring i've ever encountered,”
Watson said, expressing
amazement at the number of
items from burglaries in
Glenwood, Alpine and even
in Louisiana that are being
located on a daily basis.
From information gleaned
Hortman and Hewitt, it
appears that the two were the
masterminds behind burglaries and thefts that go back at
Glenwood home destroyed in
suspicious blaze Friday
By Joe May
A Glenwood residence was
destroyed Friday morning in
deemed a suspicious blaze.
According to Glenwood
Fire Chief Gary Wright, a
passerby on Highway 70
noticed a two-story log home
County line was on fire
around 4:28 am.
the man stopped and took
note of the small fire blazing
outside the home and after
making sure no one was in
the home, called 911. His
call did not go through and
he attempted another call,
but found himself speaking
with the 911 operator in
Clark County, who then
transferred him to Pike
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years in Clark County,
Watson said. in addition, the
burglary ring was also operating in Louisiana and several suspects have been arrested in that state, the sheriff
said, adding that he was
unsure of the number of
arrests to date.
the case began unraveling
for the pair when they
debit/credit card at First
Ị ational Bank in Glenwood
that had been stolen during
one of the Alpine burglaries.
While they were not successful in making a withdrawal
from the card, the video from
the incident was used to
identify the suspects, Watson
the sheer volume of stolen
property has overwhelmed
officials, Watson said.
“i'm sitting here looking at
some of the property here on
my desk that i'm trying to
identify,” he commented,
noting that the pair tended to
operate “up and down
Highway 8 in Clark and Pike
Counties. they stole just
about anything they could
lay their hands on that they
wanted. they broke into
houses, storage buildings
and stolen stuff from yards.”
in one instance, Watson
confirmed there was interaction between one of the suspects and a victim. While
the sheriff did not elaborate
on the details, a friend of the
victim told the newspaper
that one of the suspects
walked up to the elderly resident's bedside and inquired
about her well-being.
the pair is also responsible
for the burglary of a flea
market in Glenwood. in that
case, they were captured on
video, Watson noted.
the fact that the suspects
have been operating in the
area for so long has caused
See “Ring,” Page 13
County so he could report
the blaze.
during this time, Wright
said, the fire began taking off
and by the time his department arrived on scene fifteen
minutes later, the house was
fully engulfed.
Wright, noting that it was
one of the hottest fires his
department had ever worked,
said the extreme heat from
the blaze could be keenly felt
at 200 feet. Firemen were
finally able to make a connection with a fire hydrant in
the rear of the house and
began getting water on the
By the time the Bonnerdale
Fire department arrived on
the scene a few minutes later,
Wright said the firemen were
simply attempting to keep
the blaze from spreading
“the house was gone. it
went up fast,” he said. “We
just started working on containing it.”
the house, which belonged
to Janelle Fant, was vacant,
Wright said, noting that the
renters had moved out a
week earlier.
the witness told officials
that the blaze was going outside the home on the right
side, Wright stated. the
insurance company is investigating the fire as a possible
arson, he noted.
the chief said the electricity was on in the home, but
“nothing was plugged in, so
we don’t think it was electrical.”
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chris Fagan,
city councilman
roy Morphew,
Kirby native
Apolinar ramos,
born in Mexico
Chris Fagan, age 38, of
Amity, died Saturday, April
14, 2012. He was born on
June 26, 1973, at Hot
Springs, the son of thomas
Wayne and Pauline Caruthers
Fagan. on July 24, 1999, he
Campbell. Chris was a 1991
graduate of Amity High
School and held a Bachelor
of Science degree from
Henderson State University
with a major in psychology.
He was a member of the
Amity First Baptist Church,
employed by the United
States Postal Service and was
presently serving on the
Amity City Council.
Chris is survived by his
wife, Autumn Fagan; two
children, Brittany Jo Fagan
and Braxton Zayne Fagan, all
of Amity; his parents,
thomas and Pauline Fagan
of Alpine; his maternal
grandparents, Virgal and
Mary Caruthers of Alpine;
fathers-in-law, dicey and
Billy Keith Horn of Ị orman
and randall Campbell of
Glenwood; two sisters-inlaw, Jacinda Campbell of
Ị orman and Haley Campbell
of Glenwood; and a host of
family and friends.
Services were Wednesday,
April 18, 2012, in the Amity
First Baptist Church with
John McAnally and Josh
Harper officiating.
interment was in the
Alpine Cemetery under
the direction of davisSmith Funeral Home,
Memorials may be made
to the Chris Fagan
Bank, 111West thompson
Street, P.o. Box 38,
Amity, Arkansas 71921.
Guest registry is at
Leroy “roy” Morphew,
age 79 of Anderson, indiana
died Saturday April 14, 2012
at his residence following an
extended illness. He was
born April 5, 1933 in Kirby,
the son of Payton Morphew
and Maudie (Whisenhunt)
Morphew. He had resided in
the Anderson area since 1953
roy graduated from Kirby
High School in Kirby,
Arkansas in 1951. He retired
from Guide-Lamp, formerly
of Anderson in 1989 after 37
years of employment. He
was a member and deacon of
the Chesterfield Christian
Church. He was also a former
Chesterfield optimist Club
and the Anderson Elks
Lodge. roy was a Master
Survivor include his wife,
Jane (Bennett) Morphew
whom he married on
december 26, 1973; two
Morphew and troy (Alice)
Morphew; two daughters;
robin (david) owens and
Kari (Scott) Bowling; a stepson; Kent (April) Pettigrew;
ten grandchildren; five
great-grandchildren; three
great-greatgrandchild; three brothers, robert (Wandavee)
Morphew, Mike (Brenda)
Morphew, Joe (Ellen)
Morphew; three sisters,
Virginia (dick) Kuhn,
Alexander; many nieces
and nephews
He was preceded in death
by his parents, an infant
Morphew, a sister-Louise
Everett, five brotherst.A. Morphew, truett
rodger Morphew
Funeral services were
tuesday, April 17, 2012
Christian Church with his
brother, robert Morphew,
Cremation followed the
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Are suggested to the
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Service and cremation
arrangements entrusted to
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Apolinar Gonzales ramos,
age 56, of Caddo Gap, died
thursday, April 12, 2012. He
was born on January 8, 1956,
in Mexico, the son of Andres
Gonzalez and Marcelina
ramos Hernandez.
He is survived by his wife,
Efigenia F. Gonzales of
Caddo Gap; four sons,
rogelio Gonzalez of Mineral
Springs, Andres Gonzalez of
Glenwood, Frank Gonzalez
and Josue Gonzalez, both of
Caddo Gap; one daughter,
Claudia Hernandez of Caddo
Gap; ten grandchildren; his
mother, Marcelina ramos of
Mexico; four brothers, Luis
Ị ashville, Erasto Gonzalez
of deQueen and Senovio
Gonzalez of Glenwood; and
two sisters, teresa Gonzalez
of Ị ashville and isidra
rendon of Harlingen, texas.
Services were Sunday, April
15, 2012, at Centro Cristiano
Ị ueva Esperanza with Ciro
Murguia officiating.
interment was in the
Glenwood Cemetery under
the direction of davis-Smith
Funeral Home, Glenwood.
Guest registry is at
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and his parents. He was
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He is survived by his
wife of 39 years, Audrey
Lambert of Glenwood.
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J. C. "Jake" Whisenhunt, age
Wednesday, April 11, 2012.
He was born on March 24,
1938, at Fancy Hill, the son
of Cleve Whisenhunt, Sr. and
Whisenhunt. He was preceded in death by his parents;
Whisenhunt, Jr.; and his son,
Eric Whisenhunt. He was a
member of the Lutheran
Church-Missouri Synod; a
self-employed iron worker
and a member of the rock
Creek Hunting Club.
He is survived by two sons
and one daughter-in-law,
John and Lorna Whisenhunt
of Belleville, illinois and
Christopher Whisenhunt of
El Paso, texas; two daughters and one son-in-law,
duensing of Prairie du
rocher, illinois and Acquilla
Corley of Lonsdale; nine
grandchildren; three greatgrandchildren; one brother,
Charles Whisenhunt of St.
Louis, Missouri; numerous
nieces and newphews; and a
host of friends.
Graveside services were
Saturday, April 14, 2012, in
the Fancy Hill Cemetery
with Eric Wehunt officiating.
Arrangements are under the
direction of davis-Smith
Funeral Home, Glenwood.
Guest registry is at
Floy rhodes,
daisy native
Floy Maxine rhodes, age 88,
of Bluffton, indiana, formerly of
daisy, died Sunday, April 15,
2012. She was born on June 12,
1923, in daisy, the daughter of
James Ellis and Leo Parker
Cook. on January 15, 1946, she
was married to Willie Hoyt
(“Bill”) rhodes, who preceded
her in death on September 29,
2007. She was also preceded in
death by her parents, one brother and three sisters.
She is survived by her daughter,
Patricia rhodes Hicks and her
husband, dave, of Syracuse,
indiana; her son, Billy rhodes
and his wife, Becky, of
Summerville, South Carolina
and her son, dwight rhodes and
his wife, Sue, of Alvin, texas; six
grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Ella Vern
Cook ray of daisy; and
nephews, and great-nieces
and great-nephews.
Services will be held at 2:00
pm, Friday, April 20, 2012,
in the davis-Smith Funeral
Home Chapel in Glenwood with
Bobby Golden officiating.
Visitation will be held Friday,
afternoon prior to services, from
1:00 pm until 2:00 pm.
interment will be in Midway
Cemetery, near Kirby, under the
direction of davis-Smith Funeral
Home, Glenwood.
Guest registry is at
Audrey Brown,
Gurdon resident
Audrey Brown, age 88, of
Gurdon, Arkansas passed
away, tuesday April 10,
2012 at her home in Gurdon.
She was born october 3,
1923 to Ị orman and ida
Bray Calley in Gurdon.
Audrey worked for thirty
three years alongside her
husband Al in the family
business. Audrey was a lifelong member of First
Assembly of God Church in
Gurdon where she taught
Sunday school and was Song
Leader. She is preceded in
death by her parents.
Audrey is survived by her
husband of 62 years Al
Brown of Gurdon; one
daughter dinah Lu and
david Buck of Gurdon; one
son Max and Kelli Brown of
Arkadelphia; and two grandsons; one step-grandchildren.
Service were thursday
April 12, 2012 in the chapel
of Pharr Funeral Home of
Hodges and William Hughart
interment followed in rose
Hedge Cemetery, Gurdon.
cheryl Hayes,
Hope resident
Cheryl Lynn Hayes, age 26,
of Hope, passed from this
life on Monday, April 16,
2012 at Wadley regional
texarkana, tX. She was
born on december 30, 1985
in Shreveport, LA, the
daughter of Larry Gene
and Sandra rene Harper
Cheryl is survived by
her mother and stepfather,
Sandra rene and robert
Jones of Arkadelphia; her
father, Larry Bates of
rosston; one sister, Sara
Burley of Homer, LA; one
brother, timothy Brady of
Hope; and her grandmother,
Funeral services will be
held at 2:00 PM on Friday,
April 20, 2012 at Welch
Arkadelphia with Billy
Cemetery. Visitation will be
from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on
thursday at the funeral
Memorial may be made to
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Street, Ị ew York, Ị Y 10016.
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Elizabeth Hall, cook
Elizabeth dailey Hall was
born into time on July 29,
1925 in the Mt. Zion
Community to John Sanders
and Helen dailey. She died
tuesday, April 10, 2012. She
worked as a cook for several
Arkadelphia. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Valto,
brother Howard dailey, Sr.,
and a son Sydney dean Hall.
Survivors include her children, Bobby Charles Hall of
Arkadelphia, Mae Evelyn
Hall of Milwaukee, Wi,
tommy (Patricia) Hall of
dallas, tX, and ronnie
(Ị ancy) Hall of Arkadelphia;
two sisters irma Jean Craig
of Milwaukee, Wi and Hazel
Burks of Malvern, Ar;
eleven grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren and
a host of nieces, nephews,
cousin, and many friends.
Funeral services were
Saturday, April 14, 2012 at
Mt. Zion AME Church with
J. C. owens officiating.
Burial was in Henderson
Cemetery in Princeton.
Aaron dingler,
Aaron dingler, age 88, of
Glenwood, died Monday,
April 16, 2012. He was born
on September 3, 1923, at
dierks, the son of Alvin and
Esther dickerson dingler.
on december 18, 1945, he
was married to Bernice
Harding dingler, who preceded him in death on
october 14, 1994. He was a
graduate of Kirby High
School; owner and operator
of dingler's Welding and
radiator Shop; was a U.S.
Ị avy Seabee in World War
ii; and for over 50 years was
a member of iBEW.
He is survived by his son
and daughter-in-law, ronnie
and Sharon dingler of daisy;
two granddaughters, tonya
Vallee of Glenwood and
danielle Brown of Kirby;
five grandchildren, Cole
Edwards, trever Edwards,
Elijah Williams, Auburn
Brown and ronnie Brown;
one brother and sister-in-law,
Harold and Wilma dingler of
Kirby; one sister and brother-in-law, Betty Sue and
Glen Self of Kirby; several
nieces and nephews; and a
host of friends.
Graveside services were
thursday, April 19, 2012, in
the Glenwood Cemetery
with tony Hill officiating.
Arrangements are under the
direction of davis-Smith
Funeral Home, Glenwood.
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Police Blotter
arkadelphia Police Department
April 17
Lost bracelet was reported at ross
domestic disturbance was reported
on S. 6th Street.
thomas Charles Surges, 19,
Colorado, was arrested for shoplifting.
Brandon W. Parker, 19, 9
Westminster Circle, was arrested for
April 18
residential burglary and theft was
reported on Ị . 26th Street.
April 16
rasheed Muhammed, 40, was
arrested for violation of a no contact
Accident was reported at 26th and
Walnut Streets.
theft was reported on S. 5th Street.
( % $%) (!
Unattended death" was
reported on
Haddock Street.
April 15
Esther Marie, 48, Hot Springs, was
served a warrant.
April 14
dispute was reported on twin
rivers drive.
donald Gatlin, 43, 511 S. 4th
Street, was arrested for dWi, driving left of center, driving on a suspended license and refusal to submit.
Charles Calvin Henson, 53, 284
SW reedtown road, was arrested
for public intoxication.
Billy ray Perry, 52, 318 Clinton
Street, was arrested for failure to
appear, resisting arrest and terroristic
April 13
Cortney deshaun reed, 25, 909 S.
25th Street Circle, was arrested for
domestic battery and criminal trespass.
Jerry Lamarr Scott, 26, 1009
Village drive, was served a warrant
for possession of a controlled substance.
Battery and disorderly conduct
were reported on Walnut Street.
Failure to comply was reported.
on W.P.
are recorded
in this space.
The newspaper will not
under anyidentity
fraud was
ed on Evonshire drive. not ask. A
or a
and entering
and theft
Breaking warrant
ticket is also considered an arrest,
whether there was jail time served or
theft and fraudulent use of a credit card were reported.
April 11
Charlie Jack dickerson, 19, dallas,
tX, was arrested for shoplifting.
domestic disturbance was reported
on S. 24th Street.
Criminal mischief was reported on
Ị . 9th Street.
Criminal trespass was reported on
Gresham Street.
theft was reported.
Brandon Giles, 26, 1002 S. 3rd
Street was served several felony
Jessica Michelle Grandy, 30, 1002
S. 3rd Street, was arrested for hindering apprehension.
Commerical burglary was reported
on third Street.
domestic disturbance and a welfare check were reported on W.P.
Malone drive.
April 10
Malisa donna Buckley, 42, 302 Ị .
15the Street, was cited for shoplifting.
April 9
disorderly conduct was reported
on Clinton Street.
Harassing communications were
reported on Main Street.
terroristic threatening was reported
on Main Street.
April 8
dispute was reported at a Logan
Street church.
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April 17
Harassing communications were
reported on Highway 51 South.
theft of motor fuel by a known
suspect was reported at a Gurdon
April 16
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breaking and entering were reported.
April 12
domestic disturbance was reported
on S. 6th Street.
domestic disturbance was reported
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Charles Edward Ị elson, Jr., 32,
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April 15
residential burglary, breaking and
entering and theft were reported on
Piney ridge road in okolona.
Harassing communications were
reported on Highway 51 South.
Carl Erskine Quarles, 23, was
arrested for terroristic threatening,
possession of a controlled substance
and possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.
Corey L. Hunter, 23, was arrested
for terroristic threatening and possession of a controlled subst ance
with intent to deliver.
April 14
Kendriquez d. Lambert, 25, was
arrested for possession of a controlled substance.
James Arnell Watson, 25, was
arrested for running a stop sign and
failure to comply.
April 13
Elisabeth P. doggett, 43, was
served a hot check warrant.
Athena S. Martinez, 19, was arrested for criminal trespass.
Alan Joseph Jarrett, 28, was arrested for criminal trespass.
Kirk V. Luster, 51, was arrested on
a parole violation.
Courtney deShaun reed, 25, was
arrested for battery and criminal
April 12
Arson was reported at Clear Lake
after tires were set on fire in two separate instances.
Kevin Lane. Ị ew, Jr, 18, was
arrested for careless and prohibited
driving and driving on a suspended
April 11
Cruelty to animals was reported on
open Banks road.
Gregory trobriand Kennedy, 40,
was arrested for failure to comply.
April 10
Sharod d. Watkins, 20, was
arrested for failure to appear.
Jessie ray Eckirt, 26, was
arrested on a probation revocation.
Marcus thomas Horton, 21,
was arrested for possession of a
controlled substance with intent
to deliver.
Ashley M. Burton, 28, was
arrested for failure to appear,
aggravated assault, domestic
battery and two counts of failure to comply.
Bradley Biddle, 24, was arrested for forgery.
April 9
Barn fire was reported o n South
Wood road in Gum Springs. the
blaze was intentionally set.
Jayne Jo tuberville, 47, 802 E.
Maple, Gurdon, was served a hot
check warrant.
Criminal mischief was reported on
deGray raod.
April 8
deldrick Wayne Withers, 31, was
arrested for forgery.
Camron William Kennedy,
24, was arrested for failure
to comply and seatbelt violations.
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point cedar News
Congratulations to
Juanita Efird of Malvern for
the idea of planting red crape
myrtle trees along the main
routes through rockport and
Malvern. Best wishes to the
Chamber of Commerce,
banks, and the public for
working to fund this project.
Amy Lynn Harrington and
Clay Gregory Ford of Benton
were married Saturday evening,
April 14, Alda’s Magnolia Hill,
Little rock. Amy is the daughter
of debbie and Clif Harrington,
and granddaughter of Wanda
and richard Knight of
Arkadelphia and Point Cedar.
tracy Lynn Allen and
Joshua James Hogan are
engaged to be married in the
First Baptist Church of
Bismarck on May 19. She is
the daughter of terry and
dee Allen and Vicky and
david Sims, and granddaughter of Evelyn Holcomb
Allen of Bismarck. He is the
son of Cindy and tim
Millican of Hot Springs and
Emmett Hogan of Virginia.
Margie Weatherford Hill
of Pearcy is well-organized
and is forwarding letters to
family members about the
reunion on Sunday, June 10,
at Stephen’s Park, Mountain
Pine. Some will be present at
9 AM for coffee and donuts.
Lunch will be potluck at 1
PM. Please bring favorite
dishes; door prize donations
are also needed.
ruth and royce Burks
have forwarded a letter about
the tankersley Family
reunion on Amity road,
Saturday, May 26, beginning
at 9 AM. the potluck meal is
at noon. Bring lawn chairs.
Also family photographs and
the cleaning and annual
decoration of cemeteries will
begin soon. the annual date
for the Jones Cemetery in
Amity is the fourth Sunday
in April.
Mahatma Gandhi said
“the greatness of a nation
and its moral progress can be
judged by the way its animals are treated.” there are
too many people who don’t
bother to have dogs and cats
sterilized. Many litters are
unwanted and young animals are left by the side of
the roadways by uncaring
individuals. Some do not
provide adequate warmth in
winter, or enough shade or
water in summer. All pets
should be vaccinated against
rabies, particularly with the
present finding of rabies in
skunks and bats in the surrounding areas.
Earth day is Sunday,
April 22. We can help by
recycling, never toss trash
outside your vehicle, plant
trimmed, and dead limbs and
leaves raked.
Community Yard Sale is May
11 and 12, with many booths
near the Point Cedar Bait Shop
and Grocery. Also watch for
signs along Highway 84 from
Bismarck to Point Cedar, and
west on 84 to the thrift Shop and
other areas.
Billy Joe Sheets, 81, of Port
Lavaca, texas, died on April 12.
He was born in Point Cedar to
the late Andrew and delona
(Burton) Sheets. He was also
predeceased by a brother Fred
Sheets, whose mother was
rosa thompson, the first wife of
Andrew. Survivors include his
wife Martha Evelyn Petty
Sheets, a son david Sheets
(Karen), a brother Waldo Carl
Sheets (JoAnn) of Hot Springs,
grandchildren. Funeral services
were Monday in Hot Springs
with burial in Greenwood
Cemetery. Billy Joe’s mother, delona was the daughter
of the late Arvilee and Vesta
Pitts Burton. Arvilee’s second
wife was oma terry and they
had five children, Junia
(Shuffield), Marie (Small),
Henry, Clinton, and Melvin
the one-room School
reunion will be on Saturday,
May 19, 1:30 PM, at the Point
room. Please notify anyone
who attended the grade
schools of Beaton, Center
Hill/Point Cedar, Free Hill,
Mount Zion, and Shady
Grove of this event.
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Favorite parts of a job
down at the sale barn Saturday,
the think tank had coagulated
there with coffees to go to celebrate spring. doc and dud had
their dogs with them, while Bert
and dewey and Steve went stag.
dud tried to start a conversation,
but the loudspeaker soon drove
them outside, where they arrayed
themselves on dropped tailgates
and waited to hear what dud had
in mind.
“i thought about it a lot,” dud
said, “and i wondered what the
favorite part of my job was, and
wondered if you fellas ever gave
that any thought, too.”
they nodded. Yes, by mutual
consent a worthy subject.
“With me,” dud continued, “it
wasn’t so much my job as my
hobby. Writing that book. i’m
claiming it as the best part of my
job, anyway.”
the assembled were still waiting to read “Murder in the Soggy
Bottoms,” as it had yet to see
print, and was really a work in
“of course i’m retired now,”
said Bert, “but when i was running the pawn shop, my favorite
part of the job happened when a
customer found something in
there he really needed and ended
up paying much less for it than
he thought he’d have to.”
“And you made more on it than
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Down Home Columnist
you thought you would, too,”
said doc. Bert grinned and nodded.
“Yep. that was good too.
“the best part of the fertilizer
business,” dewey said, “is seeing the difference it makes in the
flower gardens around town.
Maybe it’s just my imagination,
but i kinda like to take a little
credit for a prettier town.”
“You deserve it, dewey,” doc
said kindly. “Well, with me it’s a
little different. i have doctoring
skills, of course, and it’s good
when i can help someone, but
these days the most satisfying
part of my job is to check someone out thoroughly and find
there’s absolutely nothing wrong
with them. Ị ow that’s special.”
they looked at the tall cowboy,
“digging postholes,” he said.
“What? that’s your favorite?”
“Sure,” and Steve grinned.
“that’s the only job a cowboy
has where he can start at the top
and work down.”
The Home Country book is
now available at
Getting through the gate
My grandfather once taught
me a valuable lesson using a
farm gate next to our barn many
years ago.
We had just finished hooking up his plowing disk to the old
Ford tractor in our barnyard back
in indiana when he got off the
thing and told my then 12-yearold self it was my turn to drive.
He had shown me how to work
through the clutch and the tractor
gears a few days before and
found that i could maneuver his
beast up and down corn rows
pretty good. So now then, to see
if he could get a few hours work
out of the boy. Actually, i am not
sure he cared about that just then.
instead, he was just looking at
the gate to the field. He went
over and opened it up and just
stood looking at the gap he had
created to his crop.
"Boy, there are many ways
to get through a gate. When your
dad was your age now, i had
him go through it and it was the
blamdest thing i ever seen! How
John W. ever got through there
with the angle and speed he
chose is beyond my comprehension," he said to me. "Ị ow it is
your turn to get through that gate
and there is the tractor, disk and
all. Go to it. if you tear it up, you
just do. But you better not!"
i knew tearing up Grandpa's
more or less homemade farm
equipment would not be a good
idea. With more than a little fear
in my heart, and with knees
slightly wobbling, i took a
ragged breath and mounted that
old tractor. i did the clutch thing
and pulled it into first gear, tried
to straighten the rig up a bit, even
played with backing it up some
and trying again. then i figured
it was about as good as it was
going to get.
i put it down in first and
then second, charging toward
that hole and praying i did not
strip the disk on either side. the
machinery bound through the
barn lot with enough speed that i
was going to get there and
through but no more. i was not
racing, but i was not going slow
enough to get stuck in the middle
of the hole either. i figured if i
could get the darn thing through
the gate, even if i did break a disk
or two, i could somehow fix
them up with bailing wire, old
metal wrappings etc. and still
plow that day.
in short, i was anticipating
getting the tractor and disks to
the work site. i was just not sure
i could do it without losing part
of the rig. So away i went!
Grandpa never said a word
about how i lined up the rig or
anything else. He just let be what
was going to be.
Surprisingly, i aimed,
prayed extensively and surged
toward the gate hole. i got to the
other side with no problem. i did
not tear the ends off of the disks
or anything else. i motioned for
Grandpa to come on over to
where i had stopped the tractor. i
shut it off, as the thing was as
loud as most subway stations. i
dismounted and faced the old
man. He smiled down at me and
patted me on the head.
"You did good Johnny," he
said. "You did just fine. Each
man gets through his gate in life
differently. there is no one way
to do it. But you found your way.
You found out what works for
you. that's what i call success."
Grandpa's words came
back to me strongly the other
day when i was introducing
customers to my new online
product. When a person's
whole world gets shaken up,
like my family has been through
since last fall with one financially crippling deal after another,
you wonder what the answer is.
As i was wondering the
other day, i thought about that
farm gate. i thought about how i felt
when Grandpa turned me loose to do
it my own way. i thought about
how my way had gotten me into
some deep trouble from time to
time in life, but it seemed like i
never tired of trying it. then i
started taking God and his ways
more seriously. i made an honest
effort to please the All Mighty in
my dealings on earth. i found
more resistance to that than to
any of my own crooked gate
i suppose that is the way it
its. After all, Jesus Christ was a
public servant and they crucified
if i can’t have a steel bridge, i’ll take
an old telephone pole
i have always been interested in the steel bridge on
Boone road in southwest
Bryant. the reason: my
Grandmother Couch, so
family lore goes, was walking a footbridge across that
part of the Hurricane river
when she fell, an accident
that crippled her for life. My
research doesn’t tell me
when the steel bridge across
that body of water was
built—nor the one we traveled over as a family of eight
farther up in the county that
we knew as Steel Bridge or
Ị orth Fork (Saline river.)
that was our “swimming
Several years ago, both
bridges were cut away, hoisted to nearby roadsides and
replaced with nondescript
spans. How nice, i thought,
one of those bridges would
look on my south property
line. the bridge official i
called knew nothing. Ị ow, i
realize it would be too large
and besides, the scrap metal
thieves would have it gone in
no time.
So when First Electric
changed out the poles in our
neighborhood last week and
came to the one my electric
lines were attached to, i
asked if i could have the old
one. the man seemed
delighted and laid it where i
directed. What to do with it
of Home
Pat Laster
now? oh, i’ll think about
that tomorrow.
this week’s poem, in honor
of Ị ational Poetry Month, is
“When April does Her
Laundry” by the late
Arkansas poet, Geneva i.
Crook. i found it in the 19551956 Poets’ roundtable of
Arkansas’s Annual Brochure
of Poetry, which later
became the Anthology. An
interesting note: “Printed for
the Seventeenth Year/ By
the/ Morrilton Headlight/
Morrilton, Arkansas.”
i found this issue in a flea
market in southern Missouri
several years ago. the price
was $5.00, a whopping sum
for used books, but there
were two copies. i’d never
seen such in all my years as a
PrA member. So they had to
be mine. on the flyleaf, Mrs.
Crook had written, “to my
friend, Mrs. Harris.”
Here is the poem, which
won PrA’s annual Light
Verse contest in 1955.
“When April does her laundry and hangs it out to dry, /
Poet’s Corner
THeSe aRe TeN
SaiD oF Me
tha he is:
A solider of Christ
A soldier’s soldier
A veteran’s veteran.
A citizen of merit
A teacher of love
A dutiful husband
A daddy to his children
An honoring son
A loving brother
He kept the faith, and
His poetry found an audience.
it’s white clouds moving in
the breeze against a bluerinsed sky.
“then while her laundry’s
drying she tidies up her
floor/ of old oak leaves and
whisks them right out her
March back door.
“She spreads out fresh new
carpets of grass as green as
jade, / Hand-launders all the
flowers so colors will not
“She brightens wings of
redbirds and freshens up
their song, / then sets them
on the branches to sing the
whole month long.
“Ị o time for Mother April
to sit and rest awhile, / She’s
busy every hour, but still has
time to smile
“A smile which warms seed
babies and makes them feel
so good / they spring from
bed to grow up just like plant
children should!
“then dressing up her children she hums a happy tune /
And leads them through the
garden to sisters May and
“i don’t know which is happiest––the flowers, birds or
i–– / When April does her
laundry and hangs it out to
What great personification.
Bob Palmer, editor
While the Jews watched for
Messiah out the front door,
He slipped in the back and
they turned to watch the
back door,
He slipped away out the
front to return to Heaven.
they were looking for much
pomp and circumstance.
Another King david,
riding on a white stallion
bedecked in bright colors.
What they missed was Baby
lying in a manger, wrapped
in swaddling cloth in an
obsure cave in Bethlehem.
then they murdered what
they supposed was
just another imposter on that
cruel cross, but
that same Person is coming
again, scars and and all.
Yet a remnant of those millions of Jews will live
to see their Messiah come
and silence their cries
and guarantee them a thousand years of PEACE!
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vs. big gov’t
My students’ clamoring about
“the Hunger Games” persuaded
me to read the series i wrote about
last week. You may remember
some parallels i saw between the
book series and goings on in
our centralized, all-powerful federal government has been created
over a long period of time by both
democrats and republicans, as
well as armies of bureaucrats who
have made up all kinds of rules and
regulations which are stifling not
only small businesses in America
but are also trampling on our individual freedoms and rights.
the issue in this year’s election is
whether we vote for constitutional
restraint over Washington or for
bigger more intrusive federal government.
the mantra in Washington for far
too long has been, “there ought to
be a law.” that sentence has
become sacred script for all those
fighting to keep their positions in
our nation’s capital. Washington
believes it can fix any problem, no
matter how large or small, widespread or localized, by passing new
laws or instituting new rules and
regulations. Ị o, tHEY CAỊ ’t!
When centralized governments
grow bigger and stronger, they
become more oppressive and less
efficient. in fact, the bigger they
grow the more problems they create to such an extent the problems
far outweigh any benefits they
might have provided.
Suzanne Collins, author of the
Hunger Games, illustrates this well
when she shows how oppressive
the Capitol – the central, all-powerful government – really is. At the
end of the series when the rebels
takeover the Capitol, rebel leaders
form their own centralized, allpowerful government to teach
inhabitants of the Capitol a lesson.
in the end, the rebel leaders were
fighting not as much for freedom as
for power and control. if that doesn’t sound like Washington, i don’t
know what does!
Katniss, heroine of the Hunger
Games, was fighting for freedom
for everyone to live and let live. Her
dismay at how things played out at
the end is wrapped up in her
thoughts: “i no longer feel any allegiance to these monsters called
human beings, despise being one
myself. i think that Peeta (one of the
heroes and Katniss’ close friend)
was onto something about us
destroying one another and letting
some decent species take over.
Because something is significantly
wrong with a creature that sacrifices its children’s lives to settle its
Power corrupts. Absolute power
corrupts absolutely. Washington
has become all about power and
nothing about service, unlike what
our founders intended when they
wrote the Constitution and pledged
their lives and sacred honor to protect it. the Constitution lays a
foundation for a very limited
federal government with more
power going to the states and
individuals. in fact, the Bill of
rights speaks explicitly about
individuals’ rights.
Washington, particularly the
obama administration, has
made us slaves to a huge debt.
By the end of this year, Mr.
obama will have added $6
trillion to our national debt –
that’s nearly $20,000 of debt for
every American! We can’t afford
four more years of this kind of irresponsibility!
What did you get for the
$20,000 Washington borrowed
on your behalf?
We need to elect representatives who will stop this nonsense, stop spending us into
unsustainable debt, and stop
forcing unfathomable laws,
rules, and regulations down our
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you to make positive
changes. Some examples
include a friend that walks
with you, a spouse that
encourages healthy meals,
and a co-worker that commiserates with you about
credit card debt.
it goes without saying that
helpers who practice positive
behaviors themselves provide the best helping relationships. A good helper will
tell you whether you’re
walking your talk” or not
and give you critical feedback, if needed.
Even pets can provide a
helping relationship, Studies
have found that people who
exercise with a dog are more
likely to take weight off and
keep it off. Pets make loyal
walking partners (rain or
shine), make exercise fun
and take the focus off the
person they’re walking with.
increasing numbers of
employers are also helping
their workers with their
health and finances. About
40%, for example, offer
health-management benefits,
such as weight loss and
smoking cessation programs.
others use money as a motivator to improve health by
paying their workers to lose
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agreeing to save a higher
percentage of their pay in the
future as their pay rises.
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how much they need to save
Another resource for positive behavior change is a formal or informal support
group. Compared to those
who know you, these helpers
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had similar “issues” and can
share their experiences and
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Hector, a Colombian, married an American lady from
reno and became a citizen.
one evening on the way
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Under the influence. Hector
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officer’s hand.
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Hector told me he took a
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Coining a Hobby
Mini Spy and her friends like to compare their coin
Collecting History
American coins
*An enthusiast is someone who is very
interested in a certain subject, sport or
*The Bureau of Printing and Engraving is
responsible for printing paper money. It
was founded at the start of the Civil War.
Patrick, a coin collector, examines one
of his coins with a magnifying glass.
The 1933 Double Eagle $20 gold coin is
the most expensive coin ever sold. Almost
a half-million were minted that year, but
nearly all were melted down and never
released to the public. However, several
were stolen from the mint and disappeared.
This coin turned up and was auctioned
in 2002 for more than $7.5 million — the
equivalent of 379,501 Double Eagles!
A proof coin is one that is specially made
for collectors. Most coins are struck, or
stamped, one time on each side. Proof coins
are struck more than once and use metal
that has been highly polished. Modern proofs
are easy to recognize. Here, the circulation
coin is on the left, and the proof on the right.
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Life Adventure by Disneynature.
The movie features a 3-year-old
chimp named Oscar. He and his
chimp family swing through the
trees and run together through
the African forest. Oscar and
the other young chimps play
and get into mischief, exploring Oscar rests in his adopted
father’s lap.
One day, a rival band of chimps challenges Oscar’s family. Oscar
suddenly is left all alone in the forest. But then, a surprising new
friend steps in and changes Oscar’s life.
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When is a quarter worth more than
25 cents? Or a penny more than 1
cent? For coin collectors, a single coin
can be worth many times its original
value. And as time goes by, some coins
become much more valuable.
To learn more about the popular
hobby of coin collecting, The Mini
Page spoke with a young collector and
a coin dealer. Whether exploring the
history of a nation’s currency, hunting
for a particular coin or learning about
the value of money, coin collecting
has much to offer enthusiasts*
(en-THOO-see-uhsts) of all ages.
In the United States, coin money is
minted, or made, by the U.S. Mint,
which has been a part of the federal
government since 1792*. Before that,
each state made its own coins, and
buying things from other states could
get confusing.
The U.S. Mint makes
millions of coins each
year. The most common
coins are those we use
every day, including the
This is the
penny, nickel, dime and 2012 Native
quarter. Half-dollars
American $1
and dollar coins are also coin. It is a
made in large numbers. circulated coin.
These are said to be in circulation —
they are used by people to buy things.
The Mint also makes other coins,
including uncirculated and proof sets,
and coins for special occasions, such as
the Olympics.
Most U.S. coins are made in either
Denver or Philadelphia. On a coin, a
“D” or “P” shows where it was minted.
Most proof coins and some older coins
have an “S,” which shows that they
were minted in San Francisco.
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They expect big hits from the All-Star centerfielder, and
he delivers. Few players accomplished more last season
runs batted in (126) and runs scored (115). He also posted a .324 batting
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before signing a baseball contract, expects to be a longtime Dodger. He
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events and makes many public appearances. But it’s bad news for
Valuing Coins
What makes a coin worth more?
Buyers must be careful
sMintage. A
coin’s mintage
means the total
number produced.
For example, more
than 1.7 billion
nickels were
minted in Denver
in 1964. But in
1950, only 2.6 million nickels were
Several factors determine the
the number of coins made, the more
value of a coin:
sCondition. When you carry
mintages are often called “rare.”
coins in your pocket or wallet, they
constantly knock
Before 1964,
into each other.
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collectors look
metals. Today, silver and gold are
for “uncirculated” coins, which are
worth a lot of money. So even a coin
more likely to be in good condition.
Valuable coins may be graded by
in poor condition will still have the
numismatic experts, who look for flaws. value of its metal content.
Because some coins can be worth
hundreds or thousands of dollars,
criminals may try to sell counterfeit,
or fake, versions to make money. Often,
these coins may also be made of silver
or gold, but they are not originals.
Selling counterfeits is illegal. In
America, the U.S. Secret Service
(the same group that protects the
president) is responsible for stopping
The Internet has made it possible
to buy coins and collecting supplies
from dealers around the world. But it
has also made it easier for criminals
to sell counterfeit coins, or to show
you a picture of one coin but send you
a different one after you have paid.
Another danger is that you may pay
more for a coin than it is really worth.
It is best to avoid buying coins
online until you know more about
always the safest option when buying
on the Internet.
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Start Collecting!
All the following jokes have something in common.
What you’ll need
Charlie: What is a robber’s favorite dance?
Celine: The vaults!
image courtesy U.S. Mint
Starting your own coin collection
is as easy as looking through spare
coins from several different years.
way for beginners to learn about the
various types of coins and to find them
inexpensively. As with any hobby, you’ll
need a few supplies as you get started:
1. A place to keep your coins.
to keep your coins safe from damage.
Many folders also include information
about the history, art and mintages
of specific coins.
2. A magnifying glass. Lettering,
designs and mint marks on coins can
be tiny. A magnifying glass makes
them much easier to read.
3. Gloves or a cloth. The natural
oils or dirt on your hands can leave
smudges and fingerprints on the
surface of a coin. Use a clean cloth or
wear cotton gloves to handle your coins.
photos by Clint Hooker
“politeness” “politics” or
some other such politically
correct claptrap designed to
stifle Christian voices.
A political cartoon in the
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Saturday. i’m a believer that
the local newspaper should
reflect the views of its readers unless said views are
repugnant to God. this cartoon was a bit of a shocker to
me. (And in this business, it
takes a lot to shock me anymore.)
the cartoon featured a
schoolteacher talking to her
class. Behind her was a
chalkboard with the words
“Creationism” written on it.
the caption had the teacher
telling the class that one was
science and the other was
proof that some folks just
weren’t fully evolved yet.
in case the term throws you
off, creationism refers to the
fact that God created the universe in six days, just as
Genesis teaches. in other
words, the state newspaper
ran a cartoon deeply insulting of Christianity. A few
years back, this would have
been a major issue.
As the cartoon shows, our
world is rapidly changing.
Ị o longer can this be denied.
Changes that i never thought
i would see in my life time
are being accepted quietly by
people who have been cowed
into silence, fearful of being
attacked verbally or physically, scared of losing their
friends, family or jobs.
Given all of this, can it be
said that there is really a war
on Christianity? i’m not
talking about the daily war
that has been going on for
2,000 years now. i’m speaking of a concentrated effort
in the United States to undermine the influence of religion in our society.
it’s still easy to be a token
Christian in America. You
know the type. they warm
the church pews on Sunday
if there’s nothing else to do.
they may wear a cross
around their neck and profess Christ as their “personal
Savior.” they may send cute
little Facebook sayings out
about religion. But despite
their outward appearances,
those who wage war against
Christianity aren’t worried
about them because they’re
harmless. these types of
folks may bless their food,
but they’ll turn around and
curse at the first opportunity
given them. they’ll sing
along with their favorite
song, but they’d also belt out
a filthy tune if it was the next
thing to come on the radio.
they might speak of purity,
but they have no problem
sleeping around if they find
“the right person.” (Some of
these folks find about a
dozen “right persons” it
would seem.)
Among this crowd are some
of the very warriors against
Christianity. For example,
Hillary Clinton during her
failed 2008 presidential campaign, told listeners she
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knew how to leave her religion at home. these are the
people who try to tell us that
religion does not belong in
the public forum. that it is a
very “private” thing and
should not be “forced upon
others.” (Have these folks
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We’ve raised up a generation that believes it to be
poor form to speak of religion in public. A generation
who has been taught that
only the most ignorant
among us make decisions
based on the Word of God.
A generation who would
rather hear profanity than a
Scripture from the Creator of
us all. in short, we’ve raised
up a generation of fools and
now they’re running government and Big Media.
if you find it odd that i’ve
said any of this, if you wonder if the newspaper is really
the place for such talk, then
you’ve fallen under their
influence. it’s easy to do.
i often draw strength from
the past. Ever since i was
twelve years old, i’ve been a
student of history. the old
ways fascinate me. i’m
drawn back into a better time
weren’t perfect, but being a
full-fledged Bible-thumping
Christian was not something
to be mocked, but rather
something to be immulated.
one of my favorite verses
in the old testament speaks
to this idea: “Stand by the
ways and see and ask for the
old paths, where the good
way is and walk therein and
you shall find rest for your
souls.” (Jer. 6:16)
if you’re an authentic
Bible-believer, if you believe
that God is real and that He
is interested in our lives
today and if you understand
that some things are just sinful regardless of how politically hot the issue might be,
it’s time for you to find your
voice and let it be heard in
America. Let your children
and grandchildren see that
what the preacher says on
Sunday is present in your life
the rest of the week.
don’t look around and see
which political party is
espousing the message
before you make your decision. don’t let others accuse
you of falling for republican
or democratic propaganda-just pick up the Ị ew
testament and start reading
and let it have its affect on
your life. Listen in church
and apply the principals you
hear to your daily living.
Pepper your speech with the
Word. So someone doesn’t
like it? too bad. Christians
have rights, too. it might
shock you to know we have
just as many rights as anyone
else. But we won’t if we
don’t start using them.
over the next week, think
on this. if you accept that
Jehovah God created us, then
you must realize that He and
He alone knows what is best
for our lives. to the devil
with the profane things of
this world.
Fight back
against the adversaries of
Christianity by living in a
manner worthy of the name
of Christ.
photo by Clint Hooker
Carla: Why did the bank get bored?
Corey: Because it lost interest!
Carter: What game do banks enjoy?
Patrick began his own
collection with Morgan
dollars, a large silver coin
that was minted between
1878 and 1921. The
coins are named for the
designer, George Morgan.
Coin Collecting
A young enthusiast
coins when he was 8 years old. He
first learned about the hobby from
his dad, who also began collecting
coins as a boy. Patrick met coin
dealers who enjoyed teaching
children about collecting. His interest
literally “paid off”: “My dad took me
to coin shows, and the older guys
would give me coins,” he said.
that teaches young people about coin
collecting. Last summer, he received
a scholarship to attend a program in
attend again this year. Sponsored by
it includes classes on coin grading
and counterfeit detection.
Collectors buy coins from many different sources
are harder to find. Or you may want
to collect a type that is no longer in
circulation, such as wheat pennies
or Mercury dimes. There are several
ways to find these types of coins:
sCoin shops are businesses
run by dealers who sell coins and
collecting supplies. Many also buy
coins from people. The dealers are
knowledgeable and many are eager
to teach kids about the hobby.
shows are
held in many
parts of
the country
and around
the world.
showcase different types of coins.
Many shows offer workshops and
classes where dealers educate buyers
about particular coins.
s!Nauction is a marketplace
where buyers will bid, or offer to
buy, an item at a certain price.
(Items are referred to as lots.) The
more bids there are, the higher the
price goes.
sThe U.S. Mint is the world’s
largest coin dealer. It offers many
different types of coins for sale.
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one session only of
each movie, pay his
w ay in to th e s how and
remain anonymous as
to h is f u nction . then
Old Times Not
he only had to complete a f o r m as to th at
s e s s i o n ’s
and mail it in f o r co mparison
“Colonel’s ” r ep or t.
in a stack of old 78’s, i
had at home, i had discovered the “Johnon’s
old Grey Mule,” smuggled it into the projectionist booth and played it
for Billy Watson and
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8:30am-noon Sat.
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While they
howled with laughter
when i ran it, both turned
pale when i told them
what i was going to do
that Sunday afternoon.
Ị o way did they intend to
risk the wrath of the
“Colonel;” but me, what
did i have to lose?
assured them i would take
full responsibility.
“oK, but you’re going to
get in a heap of trouble,”
they warned.
i can’t remember the
name of the movie, but it
was a biggie and every
upper crust couple of the
area was there and the
place was filled, including
the balony. My dad and
mother sat near the back, on
the aisle and i had spotted
them from the balony. i knew
my dad was well familiar
with the record because i got
it from Granddad’s place and
i’d heard him sing it
numerous times.
Continued next week
By VeRliN PiRCe
StAỊ dArd SPortS
Friday, April 13 the Kirby
trojans played host to Caddo
Hills indians in a 1A 7 Ị orth
Conference games at the
Kirby trojans Field.
in the girls’ softball game
the Lady indians took a first
inning lead through the
efforts of Haley Forest with a
home-run with one runner on
base. By the end of the forth
inning the Lady trojans had
taken the lead by a score of 2
to 3.
in the bottom of the fifth
inning the Lady trojans
scored three more runs. the
Lady trojans showed signs
of a come-back in the top of
the seventh inning. With two
out, Kirby's pitcher walked
two and one runmer got on
base with a fielding error by
the Lady trojans.
With bases loaded yet another batter was walked. the
Lady indians last batter hit a
pot fly, which was fielded by
a Lady trojans game over by
the score of Caddo Hills
Lady indians-3 to Kirby
Lady trojans-7.
in the boys’ baseball game,
the trojans bats rang hard
and heavy against the Caddo
Hills indians. the bright
spot for the indians was in
the second inning when the
indians were able to bring in
five runs. the trojans continued to score in each of the
five inning to bring the game
to a close in the bottom of
the fifth inning with one run
to bring the game to a close
with the ten run lead rule.
Final score Caddo Hills
indians-5 to Kirby trojans15.
thursday, April 12 at
rosboro Stadium the 2012
Centerpoint Senior Knights
relays took place. two of
the outstanding performance
were from Brook Wright
who took first place in the
Senior Girls Shot-Put with a
throw of 29' 8". Chase
Lybrand oin in the Senior
Boys High-Jump with a
jump of 5' 8".
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A stye is a raised red area that can cause pain and swelling in the area
of the eyelid. Specifically, a stye can result from an infection of an eyelash
follicle. Staphylococcus aureus is the most common causative bacteria.
Touching the eyes without washing the hands first can increase the risk.
Tearing and sensitivity to light may occur. The small blister filled with pus
will typically rupture within several days, which will resolve the associated signs and symptoms.
Although a stye typically improves within a week without treatment,
a warm compress may be applied to the area for 15 minutes at a time, four
times a day to alleviate symptoms. Eye makeup and contact lenses should
not be used until the stye is resolved. Measures for stye prevention
include hand washing prior to touching the eyes, removing eye makeup
before bedtime, and washing hands prior to handling contact lenses. An
antibiotic ointment may be prescribed if symptoms are more extensive,
such as chronic eyelid inflammation. Erythromycin (Eryc), a macrolide
antibiotic, and bacitracin (BACiiM) are antibiotic ointments that may be
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religion but Love Jesus?” there have numerous
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my gardening view on this philosophy.
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hear so much about people who want all the
benefits that Christ has to offer, but none of the
Alpine, Arkansas
responsibilities. My little garden patches out back
are no different. i have given away countless bouquets to people who admire the flowers, but do not
want the work of growing them. Sometimes i give
live plants to these people, but they die from
What happened?
What we are observing here is a wish for instant
gratification. this could be true in any hobby or
pastime. Gardening just happens to be the hobby
that i love, so please don’t take this personally if
you are one of the people that have ruthlessly murdered my babies….uh, accidentally neglected a
few plants until they died. Some people can, and
do, purchase fully grown and blooming plants and
full-size trees. there is nothing wrong with that, or
in buying pre-baked pies and cakes.
i really do avoid dirt. i keep my nails manicured
and clean, with fresh polish at least weekly. Since
cooking is another of my hobbies, i like to have
hands that look clean and that are clean. So i wear
garden gloves whenever possible. that’s not the
only reason. there are icky, disgusting bugs out
there in that dirt! i’m not touching worms! Eww!
Worms and grubs and slugs. oh, my!
do i hate dirt, really? i don’t want it on me, with
all its ickiness, but in the course of my gardening
lifetime i must have purchased tons of it, literally.
Ị ot only do i value dirt enough to spend money on
it, i value dirt ingredients.
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yer out!
one Valentine’s day i made all my garden club
friends jealous by bragging about my husband. He
had just gifted me with a load of manure. Ị ot figuratively, but a whole truckload of cow manure
brought by a dairy farmer. oh, joy!
if there’s one thind i love more than dirt, it’s dirt
enhancer! My plants loved it, too. My considerate
husband repeated the gift the next year. i hope i get
manure for my birthday instead of some silly old
the manure, along with worm castings, peat
moss, and other soil “ingredients” has been one of
the reasons i have had good success with the flowers that everyone enjoys. roses don’t grow hydroponically, as far as i know.
i’m glad to be the proud owner of a dozen pairs
of garden gloves while i’m working with the dirt,
but i really do appreciate my soil. the plants i love
and the soil i avoid are inseparable. Cutting the
flowers and bringing them in always cuts short
their life, although it affords visual pleasure for a
Some people want to separate Christ, the Head,
from the church, which is his body (Ephesians
1:22-23). While our focus is on Christ, the church
is an essential part of Christ. Whether we want to
avoid the perceived frailties of those “other
Christians” is irrelevant. We cannot avoid our
brothers and sisters while belonging to God’s family.
it is said, “oh, how terrible our sins look when
someone else commits them.”
While we might say we “don’t like religion
because of the hypocrites,” we must look at ourselves and pray that no one else uses us as an
excuse to reject “religion.” We, the church, may be
but dirt; but we hold up Christ to you.
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in the kitchen...
Cinnamon roll
pancake stacks
2cups powdered sugar
1/4cup whipping cream
1cup packed brown sugar
1/2cup butter or margarine
1tablespoon ground cinnamon
2cups Bisquick Heart Smart® mix
1 1/3cups milk
1/2cup raisins
directions small bowl, mix powdered sugar and 1/4 cup
whipping cream with whisk; set icing aside. 2-quart saucepan, cook brown sugar, butter and
cinnamon over medium heat, stirring often, until butter is melted and sugar is dissolved. remove from
heat; cover to keep warm. medium bowl, stir Bisquick mix, milk and egg
with fork or whisk until blended. Stir in raisins.
4.Heat griddle or skillet over medium-high heat
(375°F). Grease griddle with vegetable oil if necessary (or spray with cooking spray before heating). For
each pancake, pour about 2 tablespoons batter onto
hot griddle. Cook until edges are dry and bubbles
form on top. turn and cook other sides until golden
in clark & pike counties, it’s The
Ham and cheese au
2boxes ( 10 oz each) G r een G iant® f r o zen br occoli &
chees e s auce
2cups diced cooked ham
1/2cup chopped onion
3/4cup s hr edded i talian chees e blend ( 3 oz)
1can ( 8 oz) P ills bur y® r ef r iger ated cr es cent din ner
r olls or 1 can ( 8 oz) P ills bur y ® Cr es cent recipe
Cr eations ® r ef r iger ated s eamles s d oug h s heet
d ir ections
1.M icr ow ave br occoli & chees e s au ce as dir ected on
b ox.
2.i n bow l, mix br occoli & chees e, ham, on ion an d 1 /2
cup of the chees e. S poon into ungr eas ed 9- inch r ou nd
( 2- quar t) glas s baking dis h.
3.o pen can of d ough; do not unr oll. With s er r ated
knif e, cut dough into 1- inch s lices . Cut each s lice in
half; place cut side down on hot ham mixture.
S pr inkle w ith r emaining 1/4 cup chees e.
4.Bake at 375°F 20 to 25 minutes .
easy Cake-Mix
Banana Bread
1 box Betty Crocker® cake mix (choose cake mix flavor
from recipe variations below)
1/3 cup oil
3 eggs
1 1/2 cups mashed bananas (3 to 4 medium)
Additional ingredients as required for variations below
1 Heat oven to 350°F. Generously spray 2 (8x4-inch) loaf
pans with cooking spray; lightly flour pans.
2 Select your favorite banana bread recipe variation from
those below.
3 in large bowl, beat all ingredients above plus ingredients
from selected variation below until well mixed. divide batter evenly between pans.
4 Bake 45 to 55 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of loaves comes out clean and inside of cracks do not
look wet. Cool 15 minutes in pans on cooling racks.
remove loaves from pans to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 2 hours, to prevent crumbling when slicing. For
easier slicing, store loaves tightly covered 24 hours. Cut
with serrated knife, using a light sawing motion.
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presented by Glenwood Family Medicine
Where: Nazarene Church Gym
Saturday, april 21 9am-12pm
*Free Blood Pressure Check *Free Blood Sugar Check
*Free Pulse ox Reading
a Pedorathist will be o n hand for diabetic foot screenings,
consultations & custom inserts.
a health care provider will be on site (41
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Amity’s First Baptist Church
$ American Home Care
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American Cancer Society.
ouachita regional Hospice, Mena
Montgomery County Health Unite
Ị PMC Senior Care
Ị PMC Sleep Center
Pike County Clinic & in-Home
Glenwood Health & rehab
Peach tree Assisted Living
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2012 clark county Relay for Life
Friday, april 20th – Badger Stadium – 6:00 pm to 6:00 am
registration begins
opening Ceremonies
Survivor and Caregiver Parade
Entertainment - Blind opie
Cheering for Support Contest - AHS
and HSU
relay for Life road to recovery Car
Show presented by Gildner Auto
Elementary Choirs - Singing Bears,
Ị ickelodeon Choir, and Ị ew Edition
Summitt Pagent Winners Announced
dance Praize
Entertainment - FUỊ KAPotAMUS
Luminary Ceremony begins
Entertainment - tBA
Change of Emcee - ricki rebollar
Entertainment - Matter of Faith
Parade of Spirit Sticks
Entertainment - inGemi's Ultimate
dance Studio
Entertainment - Sub due Acoustic
Hope has no cerfew ceremony
relay's Got talent
Change of Emcee - Jacob Lively
Scavenger Hunt - Goza Greats
Zumba with ramona Peters
Cookie Face - Bright Beginnings
obstacle Course - Southern Bancorp
Letter Scramble - Group Living
Potato Sack race- Summit Bank
draw Something - oBU Student/Staff
Hula Hooping - HSU facutly/staff
Basketball Shootout - team
Additional team Games throughout
Closing Ceremony
Doug’s Grocery
Dillard’s Shell
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don’t let cancer win!
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Janice Williams, attorney
Fight back hard!
proud of the relay teams!
Keep on fighting!
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Tiger Mart exxon
West Pine exxon
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Shepherd’s Quick Stop
Kuhn’s Hardware
We support the relay
come join us!
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Clark County Sheriff
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Clark County Farm Bureau
Clark County Clerk
Clark County Judge
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Patterson Federal Credit Union
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Fest 2012 Saturday in
Fest 2012: A Celebration of Jesus Christ will be be held
Saturday at the ouachita river Park Amphitheater on S. 1st
Street. it will feature music, testimony and praise.
donations will be accepted for the Clark County Food Bank
(please bring nonperishable food items).
Groups to perform include delivered, Breakaway, t-tag,
Quintin radford & the Anointed Willing Vessels, Pauline
Youth Band, BCM Praise team, Brad Loy and the dustin
Howard Band. there will be 30 minute open-mike sessions
between groups featuring individual talent and testimony.
Audience participation is encouraged.
An appearance by the local Christian Motorcyclists
Association is also expected.
Participants are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, ice chests,
picnic items, etc. Alcoholic beverages will not be permitted.
For information, call 870-260-2531.
Confederate History Month
Arkansas has long cherished its history and the memory and
deeds of the men and women who made sacrifices in defense
of the State of Arkansas. Memorial day was originally established in April for the purpose of honoring and memorializing those Southerners who lost their lives in defense of the
cause of independence.
ruth Carney, mayor of the City of Hot Springs, on behalf of
the Board of directors, has proclaimed the month of April
2012 as "Confederate History and Heritage Month" in Hot
Springs and encourages citizens to become more knowledgeable of the role that this community has played in the history
of the Great State of Arkansas."
alpha Chi inducts locals
the Arkansas Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Chi at Henderson
State University inducted 66 new members at a ceremony
held on April 10. Alpha Chi is a national college honor society that admits students from all academic disciplines who
have achieved a grade point average of 3.6 and above.
Membership is limited to the top 10 percent of an institution’s juniors, seniors and graduate students. invitation
comes only through an institutional chapter. there are about
300 chapters in the United States.
the following local students were inducted:
Amity-Loren deputy, Brian Hunt
Arkadelphia-tiffany Carter, Aaron Cupp, Stephanie Gilbert,
Cody McLeod, tim Molinari, Leonce Mutuyimana, Marcia
rogers, Alexander taylor, Bonifride tuyishimire, Abagail
Bismarck-Crystal Pitts, Kelly Zavadil
Caddo Gap-Kara Baker, Carolyn Bobo, Amanda Moore
Gurdon-Keeley Culver
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Card of Thanks
thanks to everyone who
helped to make the fundraiser at First Baptist Church of
okolona a success. Special
thanks to Fat Boy’s for hush
puppies and tippins for the
Brenda Piggee
PC Fair bass
the Pike County Fair
Association held their
tournament on March
31.the winners were:
Michael Howard & !G:33
Vereen- 1st,Greg Westfall
& Justin Westfall 2nd,Hunter Fant -3rd,Josh
roberts & Jerry Fox –
4th.Big Bass was won by
Michael Howard. there
was 67 boats entered and
money was paid out to the
14th place. the Fair
Association wishes to
thank the sponsors which
made the tournament possible. the proceeds will
go to the upkeep of the
fair grounds .our sponsors this year were: First
Murfreesboro, sponsor of
1st place, Bingen diesel
repair & Just Poultry,
sponsor of 2nd place,
Bank of delight, sponsor
of 3rd place, Kolor Me
tan, sponsor of 4th place
and Bank of delight,
sponsor of Big Bass. the
:Swaha,Pike County Farm
Bureau,Klass Printing,
rattler den restaurant,
Chaney,Allgood truck &
Auto Supply, Buck’s
Ị ational
Bank, Brandon Vines
Farm,Allgood Petroleum
& B Logging, York Gary
Cove, Wilder City Pawn
& Gun, Charlie’s Body
Shop,El diamante,Futrell
Marine, Pawn Kings,
restaurant, John Plyer’s
Home Center, Wright’s
Food Center, Woodard
drug, Kirby truck Stop,H
& r Block,Sunny’s Auto
Parts, tobacco delight &
More, State Farm insurance,
Miner’s Village C-Stop,
Cattlemen’s (McGrew )
Caddo Antiques, Ace of
diamonds and Ị ashville
the Standard April 19, 2012 Page 11
PC eHC council installs officers
By aVoNNe PeTTy
EHC rEPortEr
Pike County Extension
Homemaker Club members
met on April 15, in
Glenwood, for their annual
Spring Council meeting.
Jeanette deaton, Council
President, conducted the
meeting. twenty members
were in attendance representing four clubs: Pisgah,
Glenwood, East delight, and
Sweet Home.
Alberta James, Cooperative
Service ouachita
district director, conducted
officer installation with “A
Pinch Will do.” officers
installed included: President,
Secretary, Barbara denny;
treasurer, rita Ledbetter,
Linda Blount, Scrapbook
Chairman, and Avonne Petty,
Jack Boles, Cooperative
Extension Service AtV Program
Coordinator, talked to the group
about “the impact We Make on
others Lives.”
A purse auction was conducted with a $5.00 base
price of purses. this was a
fund raising project to fund
EHC programs.
Arkansas Extension
Homemakers Clubs are 100
years old this year and are
to join us in celebrating EHC
in Pike County.
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eHC officers
Courtesy photo
ouachita district director, Alberta James, installs EHC
Council officers for 2012: Jeanette deaton, Charlene owens,
Barbara denny, Linda Blount, and Avonne Petty. Ị ot pictured is rita Ledbetter.
conducting a year of activities. the Arkansas EHC
Celebration meeting will be
held in Hot Springs on June there will be a meeting at
5-7, 2012. Pike County EHC Mt. olive Baptist Church,
will be hosting a tea at the 307 Ị . 16th Street, thursday,
Municipal April 19, 2012 at 6:00 p.m.
Building on May 9, from regarding the A & P tax.
9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Please join us and help
Everyone is cordially invited defeat this tax!
anti-Tax meeting tonight
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How does obamacare relate to arkansas?
After the U.S. Supreme
Court heard the legal briefs
concerning the Patient
Protection Affordable Health
Care Act, there has been
much discussion by the talking heads at numerous news
agencies, talk radio, as well
as the innuendo in about
every coffee shop across
America. the talk usually
centers on Constitutional
concerns and steering this
country towards bankruptcy.
there is still the ongoing
committee debates at the
State Capitol in Little rock
about whether to implement
a state run health care
exchange and i’ve attended
just about everyone of them,
the most recent being in the
Council - PEEr subcommittee. For those of you who are
unfamiliar with these Health
Care Exchanges, i want to
share some information with
the readers about them.
the Affordable Care Act permits states to establish health
care insurance exchanges.
these exchanges will operate as new bureaucracies to
oversee the purchase of government-approved health
insurance. States electing to
create these exchanges must
comply with federal rules
that will dictate virtually all
aspects of the exchanges’
if a state chooses to establish
an exchange, it will bear the
full cost of running it. While
a number of people are urging states to immediately
create an exchange, the reasons are not based on what i
would call truthful declarations and i’ll illustrate these
myths vs. facts.
Myth: if a state does not
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build an exchange, the federal government will build its
own and operate it here in
Fact: Ị obody knows what
will happen if Arkansas
refuses to implement an
Fact: While Congress supplied funding for the states to
set up health care exchanges,
though not to run them, it did
not provide the federal
department of Health and
Human Services with the
resources necessary to establish a federal exchange in
every state that refuses.
Myth: An exchange administered by a state will ensure
that the state has greater flexibility than if the federal government administers the
Fact: Although the state
exchange would be run by
state officials, the state
would have no more freedom
or flexibility than under a
federally-imposed exchange.
Fact: Federal rules will dictate virtually all aspects of
the exchange’s operation.
Myth: the Supreme Court
case only concerns the individual mandate and the
exchanges will move forward regardless of the
Court’s ruling.
Fact: the Supreme Court is
deciding several issues concerning the Affordable Care
Act, including whether to
strike down the entire law.
Fact: if the Court strikes
down the entirety of the law,
the money and effort
expended to create the
exchange will have been
Fact: Even if the Court
upholds the law, or part of
the law, legal challenges to
the exchange provisions and
their related federal rules are
already being prepared.
the aforementioned facts are
one the reasons i voted
against implementing a state
run health care exchange in
Arkansas during the General
Assembly session of 2011. it
would have been totally
against my responsibility to
the taxpayers to spend millions of our tax dollars to set
this exchange up, only to
have the law declared unconstitutional and thus wasted a
lot of money that could have
been put to better use such as
education, roads, or other
various needs of the state.
Nolan appointed
to HSU Board
Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe
has appointed deborah
Ị olan of El dorado to the
Henderson State University
Board of trustees. Ị olan,
who earned her Master of
Science in Education degree
from Henderson in 1981,
also taught in the School of
Business at Henderson from
1999-2002. She is the wife
of the late William C. Ị olan
who was chairman of
Murphy oil Corp.
Ị olan has been serving on
the Henderson Foundation’s
board of directors and serves
on the SHArE Foundation
board in El dorado. She also
holds a Master of Education
degree from texas Woman’s
Ị olan replaces Anita Cabe
on the board. Her term
expires in 2019.
ellis College of arts and
Sciences honors local students
University’s Matt Locke
Ellis College of Arts and
Sciences honored several
outstanding local students
during the annual Student
Awards Ceremony held
April 10 in the Garrison
Center Lecture Hall.
recipients of the
Accomplishment awards are
selected based on artistic
accomplishment, research or
service to others. Each
department within the Ellis
College selects a student to
receive the award. the recipients are: Megan McCauly of
Arkadelphia, art; Lucas
Whisenhunt of Kirby, chemistry; devonta Morrison of
Arkadelphia, psychology;
and Suchita Shrestha of
Arkadelphia, sociology.
Each department within the
Ellis College selects one stu-
dent from each major to
receive the outstanding
Graduating Senior Award.
the students must have a
cumulative 3.00 GPA or
higher and have either graduated in the fall semester or
be eligible to graduate in the
spring semester. this award
was presented to: Cody
McLeod of Arkadelphia,
biology; Marci rogers of
Arkadelphia, foreign languages – Spanish; Stephanie
Hrabal of Arkadelphia,
human services; Sumer
Johnson of Arkadelphia,
political science.
the Ellis College recognizes up to 36 students for
Selected students have a
minimum GPA of 3.50.
other considerations might
include difficulties overcome in maintaining high
academic standards, quality
of involvement in campus
activities, leadership, and
service to the university
Awards for outstanding
Achievement were presented
to:Katarina Bejarano of
Arkadelphia, mass media;
Leonce Mutuyimana of
Arkadelphia, psychology.
Awards for outstanding
Sophomore Achievement
were presented to: regan
renfro of Gurdon, art;
Arkadelphia, nursing; Kory
Langley of Arkadelphia.
recipients of the Freshman
awards are: Kenda Syler of
okolona, chemistry; Austin
diggins of Bismarck, social
Preparing for
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Sammie Benjamin, coach
and (right) Ethan Blackmon,
team captain ready themselves for the annual Quiz
Bowl competition.
the top two teams from this
tournament, Centerpoint and
Little rock Episcopal, will
play for the state championship on April 28. AEtỊ
will broadcast the tournament live.
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officials to open up longclosed cases, Watson stated,
adding that at the present
time, they believe they have
recovered most of the stolen
“We've been to Louisiana
and Montgomery County to
execute search warrants,” the
sheriff said. “they're still
telling us stuff and we're still
finding property.
probably closed 11-12 of our
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years ago, Bethell noted,
adding that in the previous
case, the fire was put out
before it could spread.
there were no injuries in
tuesday's fire, but Bethell
stated that the victim's ninemonth old baby was in the
apartment at the time the fire
was set. the mother had
gone to another apartment to
secure lodging for her and
the child because she feared
the Balch would attempt to
harm them based on comments he had made to her
Bethell said it appears that
an accelerate was poured on
some of the living room furniture and then lit. He said
when the flames were
noticed and it was known
that a child was in the residence, John Scott of
Arkadelphia, who was visiting friends in the complex
ran through the flames and
grabbed the child.
“Had it not been for him, it
could have been a fatal fire,”
Bethell stated.
the apartment and contents
were a total loss, Arnold
said. the apartment under
theft cases so far. our detectives have been working
around the clock on this
case. it's huge.”
Watson said the pair
described for officials the
type residences they preferred to burglarize. He
declined to be specific on
that revelation, though.
At the present time,
Hortman and Hewitt are
being held in the Clark
County detention Center on
two counts of residential burglary and theft of property
and three counts of breaking
the damaged unit received
water damage, the chief stated. Eight other apartments
had smoke damage.
Balch was arrested
Wednesday by Arkansas
Game and Fish officer
ricky Frazier after police
received a tip he was walking down Highway 8 on his
Killingsworth trailer Park.
He is currently charged with
residential burglary and
Bethell stated that more
charges against Balch are
likely to be forthcoming.
“He put a lot of people's
lives in danger this time,” he
said. “this could have a
very bad fire.”
Firemen were on the scene
about three hours, Arnold
Bethell credited the APd as
well as the Clark County
Sheriff's office and Arkansas
State Police investigator
Scott Clark for their work on
the case.
“the Arkadelphia Fire
department did a great job
by responding quickly and
getting the fire under control,” he noted. “We're just
relieved that no one was
and entering.
Watson stated that the number of charges is likely to rise
dramatically as officials
complete their investigation.
in addition, the state of
Louisiana also has a hold
placed on the men and will
try them when Clark County
is finished with them, the
sheriff said.
“the streets are definitely
safer with those two off
them,” Watson said. “it's my
goal they don't ever roam the
streets of Clark County
association to
the dobyville Cemetery
Meeting will be held Sunday,
April 29, 2012, at the
Everyone interested in
dobyvile Cemetery is invited to attend the meeting
which will be held rain or
shine. Bring a friend, chairs
, and an umbrella. Send
Francis McGill, treasurer;
dobyville Cemetery Ass'n;
14300 Chenal Parkway
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local agent
Scott Jones of Arkadelphia
tied for the “2011 Arkansas
State rookie of the Year” at
the Farm Bureau Statewide
Agent and Agency Managers
meeting March 14 for his
total performance during
2011. Jones was named the
“2011 Southwest district
rookie of the Year.” He also
received the Master Producer
and the Southern Farm
Bureau Life Century Club-1st
time Qualifier awards for his life
insurance production.
in that case, students were
able to make up the missed
credits in time for graduation.
Court records show that the
mistake was noticed during a
routine state audit. A student
was allowed to graduate in
2008 with only two and half
math credits instead of the
three required for graduation. the case file reveals
that Hopkins reprimanded
Bray for the incident and
ordered him to set up a check
system to make sure the incident did not occur again.
Bray then sent a letter to
Sims telling him it was his
responsibility as counselor to
set up such a system and
make sure students had the
proper credits necessary for
graduation. in his response
to Bray, Sims denied that it
was his fault the student had
graduated with improper
credit. Hopkins agreed with
Bray, telling him it was his
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Kirby 4-H’er takes state honors
Glynn Smith, the 16 year
old son of Greg and
Mechelle Smith of Kirby,
recently was selected as an
Winner in the Poultry project. He will receive a $1500
scholarship and an expense
paid trip to the Ị ational 4-H
Congress in Atlanta, Georgia
in Ị ovember.
Glynn is a 12 year member
of the Kirby 4-H club and is
president. He has been in the
poultry project for 10 years
and is currently doing selective breeding of several
breeds of chickens. His plans
are to develop a new breed
that that has top-knots,
beards, mottled feathers,
naked necks, and five toes.
Glynn says, “i have all of the
characteristics i am looking
for in my poultry barn, i just
needs to get them all in one
bird. After a few more generations of selective breeding,
i will have a bird even dr.
Seuss couldn’t dream up.”
this summer he will be a
counselor at the operation
Military Kids Camps at the
4-H Center. He shows cattle,
hogs, and chickens at the
fairs. His duroc gilt “Lucy”
was the reserve champion
duroc gilt in the State Fair
responsibility to see that the
students had the proper credits.
When a dawson
audit revealed in december
2008 that twenty-one out of
fifty-four seniors were not on
track to graduate due to
improper math credits, Sims
was blamed for the error,
even though it was revealed
that due to a mistake in the
handbook, which had been
approved by Hopkins, the
students had the wrong
amount of credits.
Sims and Bray were then
terminated at the end of the
school year for the mistake,
which Hopkins stated was a
“reoccurring error” on their
Both Sims and Bray
appealed their dismissals to
the Bismarck School Board,
which upheld the decision
not to renew their contracts.
Sims then challenged the dismissal in Hot Spring County
Circuit Court under the
teacher Fair dismissal Act.
Special Circuit Judge John
Cole issued a Memorandum
opinion and an order that
was entered of record on
May 13, 2011. Cole found
that the non-renewal of
Sims’s contract was in violation of the teacher Fair
dismissal Act of 1983.
the court also noted that
since Sims was not on the
handbook committee and
was never given a copy of
the credit requirement
changes, he could not be
held accountable for the mistake.
Sims was represented by
J.G. “Gerry” Schulze of
Little rock and Andi davis
of Hot Springs.
Bismarck School district
was represented by Paul
Blume and J. Fred Hart of
Little rock.
“We are very pleased that
the Court of Appeals
affirmed Judge Cole’s decision in this matter. We were
confident that the law was on
our side in this case. We are
happy to see that the Court of
Appeals agrees,” Schulze