THE NASHVILLE HH News-LEADER HH Preserving Southwest ’s Heritage While Leading Through the 21st Century Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016 u Vol. 14, Issue 22 u 20 pages, 2 sections u 75¢ Leader ‘A Scrapper Board www.swarkansasnews.com celebration’ Student achievement recognized Famous guest By John R. Schirmer streak is great, but our from North Pole News-Leader staff main objective is to move makes her return Student achievement kids to the senior high was the focus for the level. We want them to to southwest Nashville School Board’s work hard and improve.” Arkansas. November meeting Mon- Referring to assistant day night in the new caf- coaches Kyle Slayton, News-Leader photos/ Page 2B eteria at Nashville High Ted Green and Brian JOHN R. SCHIRMER School. “Boomer” Brown, Baker SCRAPPER CAFE. “It’s a Scrapper cel- said the team “couldn’t Students who manage ebration, a great time to Holiday be there without these the Scrapper Cafe at share some of the good guys. Their experience NHS told the school events things in the Nashville really paid off.” board about their ef- School District,” Super- The streak began with planned intendent Doug Graham the last two games of the forts Monday night. said. 2010 season and includes The group includes Several chamber of Superintendent Doug commerce community Talented and Gifted six undefeated years in a program coordinator row, 2011-2016. Graham, board presi- ‘coffees’ are scheduled dent David Hilliard, for December. Kristi Cox recognized During the streak, the They include: Nashville Elementary Scrappers have produced business teacher Lacy Special Moments, student Aiden Smith for 324 yards per game total Britt, students Matthew Thursday Dec. 1. his performance in the offense while giving up Nanneman, Mae Lamb First State Bank, De Queen/Mena Educa- only 169 yards per game. and Grace Talley. Tuesday, Dec. 6. tional Co-operative chess They’ve scored 1,996 NJHS AWARDS. Edward Jones Invest- tournament. points and allowed 646 Superintendent Doug ments, Wednesday She also recognized for an average margin of Graham (right) pres- Dec. 7. the sixth grade quiz bowl 35.6-11.5. ents four state awards Diamond Bank, Tues- team for finishing second The leading rusher to NJHS Principal Deb day, Dec. 13. in a recent tournament, during the streak was Tackett. Tyson Foods, the fifth grade team for Darius Hopkins, now a Wednesday, Dec. 14. finishing fourth and the senior. During his ninth This coffee is for Tyson fourth grade team for grade season, Hopkins study in marketing. Stu- and attended training into a computer which Complex Manager Paul finishing second. ran the ball 80 times for dents create and manage sessions for managing generates an order form. Britt’s retirement. Graham introduced 1,555 yards, nearly 20 their own small business the cafe. Requested items arrive All coffees are from representatives of the yards per carry. in cooperation with Ara- Talley said that after from Aramark the fol- 9:30-11 a.m. junior high football Jake Moorer, now a mark. They’re in charge Nanneman was trained, lowing Tuesday. team, which has won 56 sophomore, completed of ordering, scheduling, “He taught us how to Talley said that all straight games. “Wins are 83 of 129 passes for 1,687 cleaning and maintaining make beverages and run the students in the class important with the 56- yards his ninth grade equipment.” the cafe.” receive different jobs, Breakfast game streak,” Graham year. Three seniors from Lamb wrote the mis- including taking orders, with Santa said, “but what we’re This past season, the Lacy Britt’s Small Busi- sion statement which making drinks, telling most proud of is these Scrapper defense al- ness Operations class dis- hangs in the cafe. She customers when orders set Dec. 3 kids learning how to lowed 904 yards, or about cussed their role with the said that Talley designed are ready, preparing work and how to com- 100 yards per game. The cafe, including Matthew the logo and menu board. smoothies and cleaning Nashville Junior pete. Winning is a by- offense compiled 3,099 Nanneman, Grace Talley She also designed ads. dishes. “Without dishes, Auxiliary will present product.” total yards. and Mae Lamb. Lamb said the stu- nothing gets done,” Tal- “Breakfast With Santa” Head Coach Rick Bak- From high school, Nanneman said that dents check their inven- ley said. Saturday, Dec. 3, from er introduced his staff Graham recognized the he looked at similar pro- tory each Wednesday 9-11 a.m. at the Im- and five players. “The new Scrapper Cafe, “a grams in other schools and enter the information See School • Page 5A manuel Baptist Church Activity Building. The annual event is $5 per person. Children will have an OCC breaks all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast, visit with Santa and receive a treat. record, again Picture packages will By John R. Schirmer be available. News-Leader staff For more informa- tion, send questions to Operation Christmas [email protected] Child continues to shat- or find Nashville JA on ter its own records. Facebook. For 2016, local vol- unteers set 16,500 shoe boxes as their goal. The final count at the Nashville end of National Collec- tion Week was 17,369 Christmas boxes shipped from the parade Southwest Arkansas Col- lection Center in Nash- on Dec. 5 ville, another record. The boxes will be in- Nashville’s annual spected at a regional pro- Christmas parade will Submitted photo FAMILY PROJECT. The Scott and Tara Hathcoat family of Nashville recently cessing site before being be Monday, Dec. 5, shipped from to needy packed 200 boxes for Operation Christmas Child. Area OCC coordinator beginning with a parade children throughout the lineup at 4 p.m. Beverly Starr expressed her appreciation to the Hathcoats for their help with world. The lineup will be at the program. “They have worked very hard to achieve this,” Starr said. The During the past 13 the Southpark Shopping Southwest Arkansas Collection Center at Nashville shipped a record 17,369 years, more than 108,000 Center. shoe boxes of Christmas gifts to OCC at the end of National Collection Week boxes have been sent After judging, the Nov. 21. They will go to a regional processing center before being sent to from the Nashville cen- parade will leave the needy children around the world. This year’s collection eclipsed last year’s ter. disease, and natural di- center parking lot at 5 total of 16,107 and was well ahead of the 2016 goal of 16,500 boxes. More “Every day boys and saster. Operation Christ- p.m. and proceed north than 108,000 boxes have been sent from the Nashville center in the past 13 girls around the world up Main Street before years, according to Starr. suffer from poverty, war, See OCC • Page 5A exiting Main Street at the intersection with College Street. Prizes totaling $500 Scrapperettes will be given to winning entries. set for season; First place will get $250, with $150 going to home opener the runner-up, and $100 to the third. planned Dec. 6 By John R. Schirmer Inside the Leader News-Leader staff Obituaries, 2A After months of practice and Early Files, 3A team camps, along with count- Opinion, 4A less hours in the weight room, Sports, 6A-8A the Nashville Scrapperettes will Trends, B play their home opener against Caddo Hills Tuesday, Dec. 6, at Classifieds, 10B 6 p.m. at Scrapper Arena. The Scrapperettes have al- ready competed in a tourna- ment, finishing third at the News-Leader photo/JOHN R. SCHIRMER Ouachita Baptist University SENIOR LEADERSHIP. Four seniors will lead the Nashville Scrapperettes into their first home Lady Tiger Tip-Off Tourna- basketball game of the season Tuesday, Dec. 6, at Scrapper Arena. They include Kendall Kirch- ment Nov. 8-10. They defeated hoff, Kaylea Carver, Asia Munn and Alyssa Harrison. The Scrapperettes are 2-1 on the season Prescott in the opening round, after winning 2 of their 3 games and finishing third at the Ouachita Baptist University Lady Tiger See Season • Page 6A Tip-Off Tournament Nov. 8-10. They will host Caddo Hills Dec. 6 at 6 p.m. 2A News Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016 Nashville News-Leader

son, Charlie (Linda) Ar- cher of Arkadelphia, four grandchildren, Heather Hostetler, Ashley (Justin) Obituaries Bean, Mason and Braden Archer, one sister, Imogene Graves of Dierks, several a brother, David E. Young Crystal Drive, Suite 900, nieces and nephews. and wife, Patsy, of Dierks; Arlington, VA 22202 Funeral services will be two sisters, Wanda Crago You may send an on- held at 10:00 a.m. Wednes- of Huntington, Ind., and line sympathy message at day, Nov. 30, 2016 at Third Dorothy Hausman and www.latimerfuneralhome. Street Baptist Church in husband, Dennis, of Nash- com. Arkadelphia with Bro. ville; also grandchildren Greg Lathem officiating. and great-grandchildren. Visitation was 6:00 to Funeral services were 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Wednesday, Nov. 23, church. Interment will be 2016, in the Wilkerson in Rest Haven Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Gardens with full military Dierks with Calvin Parker honors. MASONIC AWARDS. Pleasant Valley Lodge #30 and J.W. Gilbert officiat- Pallbearers are Braden presented an award to Ivan Smith Furniture, busi- Glenda Faye ing. Burial followed in Mt. Archer, Mike Holland, Jus- ness of the year, at its recent annual awards ban- Kesterson Chandler Carmel Cemetery. tin Bean, Scott Williams, quet. Criteria for the award is community service Glenda Faye Kester- Visitation was 10-11 Bubba Hostetler and Justin above and beyond the norm. Junior Warden David son Chandler, age 67, a a.m. prior to the service. Buck. LeRoy Peek (center) presented the award to store resident of Dierks, Ark., Honorary pallbearers manager Wanda Carter (left) and D’Ann White. died Friday, Nov. 25, 2016, are Mason Archer, Benny C.A. Archer Freddie Horne was selected to receive the Citizen in Nashville, Ark., after Fite, Junior Bledsoe, Don of the Year award for his effort in preserving How- a courageous battle with LTC C.A. Archer USA Turner and David Burris. ard County history. ALS. Ret., age 82, of Arkadel- Memorials may be made She was born April 26, phia, passed from this life to Third Street Baptist on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016 1949, in De Queen, Ark. Church, P.O. Box 763, Ark- at UAMS in Little Rock. He She was a retired caf- adelphia, AR 71923. Final was born July 1, 1934 in Di- eteria worker at JoAnn arrangements entrusted to erks, the son of the late Je- The Welch Funeral Home Walters Elementary School rome Adolphus and Mary of Arkadelphia. in Dierks for 37 years and Estella Cox Archer. Charlie Visit www.welchfh.net was a member of the West- was a retired pilot with to sign the guest book and side Church of Christ. the United States Army view the video tribute. Mrs. Chandler was pre- having served three tours Veotis Robinson ceded in death by her par- Connie Yvonne in Vietnam. His aircraft Superintendent Veotis ents, Johnson and Hester Renfrow was struck by enemy fire Robinson, pastor of the Mounts Kesterson, and Connie Yvonne Ren- numerous times, but he Northside Church of God one brother, James Kes- frow, age 79, of Nashville, was only shot down once in Christ, Mineral Springs, terson. Ark., went to be with her during his second tour. died Tuesday, Nov. 15, She is survived by her Lord on Friday, Nov. 25, Charlie was a distin- 2016. husband of 46 years, Don- 2016. She was born April guished military gradu- He was born Sept. 2, ald Chandler; one daugh- 12, 1937 in Antoine, Ark., ate of Henderson State 1928, in Ogden, Ark. He ter and son-in-law, Melissa to the late Elbert and Iva University and attended was pastor at the Mineral and John Colbey of Dierks; Jester. numerous schools includ- Springs church for 47 years three grandchildren, Cody After moving to Nash- ing Chemical, Biological and was appointed District and Kera Colbey, Colten ville she spent many years and Radiological, Ranger, Superintendent in 1966. Colbey and Cylie Colbey; working at Citizens State Airborne, Fixed Wing and He was preceded in one brother, Glenville Kes- Bank and Dwight Jones Multi Engine Aircraft, Ro- death by a son, Thurman terson of Lockesburg, Ark., Insurance Agency before tary Wing and Multi En- C. Robinson. and a number of nieces retiring. gine Helicopter, Instructor Survivors include: his and nephews. She attended First Pilot and the Command wife, Georgia Robinson of Funeral services for Baptist Church in Nash- and General Staff College. Ogden; sons Veotis Rob- ABDUCTION RESPONSE TEAM. Howard County Mrs. Chandler were at ville. Connie loved sing- He received many inson, Jr., of Ashdown, Sheriff Bryan McJunkins spoke to the Nashville Ro- 2:00 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 27, ing, reading, cooking and awards and citations in- Barry R. Robinson of Baton tary Club, last Wednesday, about participation in 2016, at Westside Church spending time with her cluding the Distinguished Rouge, La., Jackie R. Rob- the eight-county Child Abduction Response Team. of Christ with Robert Peek family. Flying Cross, Air Med- inson of Texarkana, , The organization is made up of law enforcement and Jerry Mounts officiat- Mrs. Renfrow was pre- als, Accommodation Rufus Robinson of Ogden, officers, service organizations and school adminis- ing. Burial followed in the ceded in death by her par- Medals, Good Conduct Warren Robinson of Little trators from the counties who can mobilize quickly Fellowship Cemetery, un- ents, Elbert and Iva Jester; Medal, Meritorious Ser- Rock; daughters Linda J. in the event of a child abduction. Sheriff McJunkins der the direction of Wilk- her husband, Don Ren- vice awards, Bronze Star, Hobbs of Ogden, Annette said he had attended a weeklong school in Little erson Funeral Home in frow; as well as sisters, Lou Dept. of the Army Staff Chavers of Ashdown, Rock sponsored by the Attorney General. Twice, Dierks. Jester, Sue Jester, Wanda Badge, Ranger Tab, Senior Colleen D. Robinson of the organization has been on the verge of being Jester, Ruby Cannon, and The family received Parachutist Badge, Senior , Felecia Thomas of called out, but those events were cancelled before friends from 6:00-8:00 a brother, Billy Jester. Aviators Badge and Expert Texarkana, Donna Brewer p.m., Saturday, Nov. 26 Connie is survived by: Infantry Badge. of Jacksonville, J. LeKaty all members could be summoned. The first purpose at the funeral home in husband, Dave Eddy; Charlie was a member Hatley of Douglassville, is to find the child; the second is to apprehend and prosecute the perpetrator, he said. Carol Murray Dierks. sons, Marty Renfrow and of Arkadelphia Masonic Texas, and Holly Stephens You may register on- his wife, Susan, of Nash- Lodge #381 and attend- of Duncanville, Texas; a presided at the meeting held at Western Sizzlin’ line at www.wilkersonfu- ville, Ark.; Lloyd Ren- ed Third Street Baptist sister, Easter Wynn of restaurant in Nashville. neralhomes.com. frow and his wife, Lee, of Church. He worked for Sacramento, Calif.; also Lovena Roberta Alabaster, Ala.; grandchil- the Department of Human grandchildren and great- Gilbert dren Shelby Witherspoon Services before retiring to grandchildren. ‘Lighting in the Park’ will Lovena Roberta Gilbert, and her husband, Trey, of enjoy , fishing and Services were Saturday, 86, of Dierks, died Mon- Nashville, Sara Renfrow of gardening. Nov. 26, 2016 at 11 a.m. at follow Christmas parade day, Nov. 21, 2016. Nashville, Ryan Renfrow Charlie was preceded in Lonoke Baptist Church in She was born April 13, of Alabaster, Ala., Tony death by his parents, three Texarkana. Burial followed Holiday Lighting in the Park will be Monday, Dec. 5, 1930, in Newhope, Ark., Renfrow of Alabaster, Ala., sisters, Lil Jeter, Juanita at Armstrong Cemetery, at the Nashville City Park, following the city’s Christ- the daughter of the late Ben Witherspoon of Nash- Barnett and Lura Archer, Ogden. mas parade down Main Street. Robert and Dessie Green- ville, Ark.; and one great- three brothers, Willis, Ruel Clare M. Green The parade will begin at 5 p.m., and the park event haw Young. She was a granddaughter, Lily Cate and J.A. Archer. Clare M. Green, 65, of will start immediately afterward, probably around 6 homemaker and a member Witherspoon of Nashville. Survivors are his wife, Nashville, died Sunday, p.m., organizers say. The event will include local school of the Mt. Carmel Mission- Visitation was Saturday, Martha Burns Archer of Nov. 27 in Texarkana, groups singing Christmas carols. ary Baptist Church. Nov. 26 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. the home, one daughter, Texas. Arrangements are Other groups in the community are invited to par- She was preceded in at Latimer Funeral Home Carol (Mike) Holland of pending with Hicks Fu- ticipate. Those interested in performing should contact death by her husband, Fe- in Nashville. Texarkana, Texas, one neral Home, Inc. the park at 870-845-7405. lix F. ‘Fec’ Gilbert, Jr.; a son, Funeral services were Felix W. Gilbert, Sr.; and a held Sunday, Nov. 27 at brother, Sherman Young. 2:00 p.m. at Latimer Funer- Survivors include: a al Home with Bro. Kevin son, Marvin Gilbert and Sartin officiating. wife, Cathy, of Dierks; Burial followed in Pro- two daughters, Loretta vo, Ark., at McHorse Cem- Hill and husband, Tru- etery. man, of Newhope, and Memorials may be Cindy Harding and hus- made to the American band, Tim, of Nashville; Diabetes Association, 2451

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Thomas Wood- Marriage licenses sas vs. Woods. ruff ; to City of Nashville; Nov. 15. Jesse William Unlawful detainer. Part of Lots 10 thru 13, Compiled by Patsy Young Icenhower, 23, Dierks, and LAND and Part of lots 9 thru 13, Brenda Dixon, 18, Nash- TRANSACTIONS all in Block 125, City of ville. Quitclaim deed Nashville. $25,000. 117 years ago: 1899 104 years ago: 1912 the roadway and plowed Nov. 18. Colby Jordan Nov. 21. Alan Ray and Nov. 17. Dhorea Ken- Conductor Withrow is The Presbyterians hope for more than 225 feet Harberson, 21, Hope, and Glenda Ray, wife; Randy cayd and husband, Gor- the possessor of a Mexican to hold special meetings down a ditch, overturn- Kayla Elizabeth Spoo, 19, McNeely; property in S7 don E. Hines; to Cynthia jumping bean. This bean is in their new church each ing twice. Wesson was Nashville. T11S R27W. Leann Davis; Lot 12, Tim- a little larger than a grain night during the fi rst week thrown about 25 feet be- Nov. 18. Kenneth Redemption deeds berline Unit 1 Subdivision, of coffee and much the in January, Rev. W. O. Da- yond the stopping point Wayne Petty, 44, Nashville, Nov. 18. State of Arkan- Howard County. $30,000. same shape. When placed vis preaching and render- of the car. Jerome Wesson, and Christy K. Morris, 42, sas; to Hollis C. Dean, c/o Corporate Warranty, in the sun or in the light ing special music. We who played with Scrapper Nashville. Vicki Clements, Texarka- Nov. 22. Circle WL, Inc. of a lamp the bean soon will be glad to have in at- football and basketball Nov. 22. Thomas Mat- na, Texas; Lot 2, Block 15, to Stevie Joe Adams; ag- begins to act as if pos- tendance the many friends teams, suff ered head inju- thew Richards, 19, Mineral McCullough’s Addition, gregate 2.35 ac. in S13 T9S sessed of life. It begins who assisted us in erecting ries and was unconscious Springs, and K. Town of Mineral Springs; R27W. by turning over, and then the new house and any through most of Sunday. Allen, 19, Mineral Springs. delinquent taxes and pen- Special Warranty (Cor- jumps up and down and others. M. M. Lawson, His father, Bob Wes- Nov. 23. Billy R. Da- alties of $695.12. porate) Nov. 18. Diamond travels over the surface pastor son said by mid-morning vis, 36, Lewisville, and Nov. 18. State of Arkan- Bank; to Jose Betancourt on which it rests as if it Mrs. Henry Lee and Monday he showed signs Dorothy Louise Snow, 38, sas; to Charles J. and Chris Alvarado; 0.494 ac. in S6 were composed of flesh Will Bedwell of Provo en- of coming to and it seemed Lewisville. Pierce, Dierks; Lots 9-10, T9S R26W, Hempstead and nerves. This bean is gaged in a shooting aff ray no operation would be Criminal court Holly Addition, Town of County. $10,000. an unusual curiosity, and this week, but fortunately necessary. No new criminal cases Dierks; delinquent taxes Nov. 22. Southern Oaks when Mr. Withrow gets it neither was struck by the ______fi led since CR 16-147, Nov. and penalties of $174.36. Construction LLC; to Bren- to performing he is soon bullets. The children of the 39 years ago: 1977 15. Administrator’s deed da Guadalupe Sanchez surrounded by an amused two had had trouble, and Joe T. Saunders, Mayor Domestic Nov. 17. Joshua A. Ba- Soto; Lot 25, Springhill Ad- and interested crowd. the parents took the quar- of Dierks, recently com- relations court ber, Administrator of the dition, City of Nashville, The infant son of Mr. rel up. They had a hearing pleted a five-day Radio- DR 16-132, Nov. 17. Estate of Stephen M. Baber, plus easement. $10,500. and Mrs. Nichelson de- before Justice Runnells and logical Defense Officer State of Arkansas Office deceased; to Joshua Baber, Nov. 22. Wilbert Payne parted this life Nov. 13, were held under a bond of training course taught by of Child Support Enforce- Matthew Baber and Am- and wife Patricia Payne; to 1899. A company of sym- $1000 each. the Arkansas Department ment vs. Cedric D. Davis. ber Hodges, each a 1/3 Jeff Turner; Lot 10, Block pathizing friends gathered (Adv.) Wilson & Brown, of Health. Support. interest; aggregate 65 ac. in 26, Southwest Real Estate at the home of the bereft to Civil Engineers, Perma- The purpose of the DR 16-133, Nov. 22. S7 and S8 T5S R28W. and Development Co. Ad- sorrow with the sorrowing nent and complete Map- course is to qualify se- James Stanley Kesterson Warranty deed dition, Town of Nashville. and to lay the little weary Making Offi ces in Nash- lected individuals to serve vs. Jamie C. Gentry. Di- Nov. 17. Darrel Gene $7,000. body away to rest in An- ville. Call 152 or address as Radiological Defense tioch Cemetery where the Wilson & Brown, Offi cers (RDO) in the event friendly pines will sing ______of nuclear attack emergen- a requiem over the quiet 61 years ago: 1955 cies. Saunders will operate Legislators begin pre-fi ling bills resting place. Peace to the A 1955 Nashville High from the County Emergen- By Rep. Justin Gonzales • Presiding officers fi ce they are scanned into ashes. L. C. Wilson graduate was critically in- cy Operations Center dur- In 2015, legislators fi led have more time to consider the system and available Notice: The governor jured early Sunday morn- ing actual emergency. His more than 2,000 bills. Be- to which committee a bill for review on the website has offered a reward of ing when an automobile duties as RDO is develop- fore the session ended, will be referred. within seconds. $100 for the arrest of Dave overturned at the Reese ing a Radiological Defense more than a thousand • Committees may be- The Speaker of the Vaughan, a young white curve south of Nashville. Plan for the county which amendments had also gin work immediately House assigns the bills to man, wanted in Ouachita The automobile driven will assist county gov- been fi led. when session convenes. their appropriate commit- County on the charge of by L. Newman of Mineral ernment offi cials when a Although Regular Ses- Arkansas is one of 35 tee. He will send the bills horse stealing. Springs was traveling at an nuclear attack emergency sions can be extended with states that allows bills to that have been pre-fi led to ______excessive rate of speed, left occurs. a vote by 3⁄4 of General As- be fi led in advance of the the appropriate commit- sembly, they are originally session. tees on the fi rst day of the scheduled to last 60 days. Members began fi ling session. The Speaker will One killed, 2 injured in traffi c accident One of the ways we bills on November 15 for also his selection of com- A Prescott man was along with two unnamed F-150 when he crossed the expedite the legislative the 2017 Regular Session. mittee chairs on that day. killed and Nashville minor children, who were centerline and struck Va- process is to allow is bill Since that time, more than The make-up of the com- woman and two children passengers in Valente’s lente’s westbound vehicle. pre-filing. The pre-filing 20 bills have been fi led in mittees was determined were injured in a two- 2008 Toyota Highlander. The three people injured process allows bills to be the House. The focus of the earlier this month and vehicle crash the afternoon The state police does not were taken to a Texarkana prepared and introduced bills ranges from school can also be found on our of Tuesday, Nov. 22, ac- release names of minor hospital with unknown before regular session con- bus safety to specifi c tax website. cording to the Arkansas victims of traffi c accidents. injuries. venes. It increases the ef- cuts. The 2017 session begins State Police. The wreck happened ASP Trooper Christina fi ciency of the legislative We have provided a link Jan. 9. The House streams John Pennington, 40, around 4 p.m. on Highway Bussey noted in a pre- process in several ways: to all of the legislation fi led all House committees held of Prescott died in the 371 West in Hempstead liminary report that it was • Legislative staff have thus far at www.arkansas- in the Capitol during ses- wreck. Karen Valente, 29, County. Pennington was raining at the time of the more time to draft legisla- house.org. Once the bills sion and all House fl oor of Nashville was injured driving east in a 2004 Ford accident. tion. are fi led in the clerk’s of- sessions live. • The paperwork that is necessary for a bill’s EH Christmas Bake Sale set for Dec. 9 offi cial introduction—for The annual Extension Street in Nashville. fund-raiser for Howard example, gathering spon- Homemakers Club Christ- EHC members baked County Extension Home- sor signatures—can be mas Bake Sale is scheduled the items including cakes, makers Club members. completed early. for Friday, Dec. 9. pies, muffi ns, cookies, can- The sale will be in front dy, breads, etc. of Western Auto on Main The bake sale is a major

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UofA Cossatot 1-800-844-4471 4A Opinion Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016 Nashville Leader LETTER Point of view OCC appreciates those who helped To the Editor: First Baptist Church and staff, Our sincere appreciation goes During the last thirteen (13) Nashville, for the use of the Fam- to many of you in the commu- Feast in a teepee years, more than 108,000 shoe ily Activities Building through- nity who contributed financially, boxes have been packed and out the year and during National to our year-round volunteers sent from our area to needy Collection Week, and for helping who work so faithfully and dili- Nothing thrills the tummy children all over the world. God in so many other ways gently with purchasing, prepar- continues to bless the work of The Nashville News-Leader for ing supplies, working at garage like spicy armadillo jerky Operation Christmas Child in outstanding coverage through- sales, moving and shifting box- amazing ways! out 2016 es, tables, etc., providing food, OUR THANKSGIVING meal was to be at night, so at midday The goal for Nashville and A tremendous “thank you” to and working during National Thursday, daughter Julie and I went out in search of a modest burger surrounding communities for our Mennonite friends who have Collection Week. Without all of to hold us until turkey time. 2016 was 16,500 shoe boxes. The loaded the heavy shipping boxes you, it would be impossible to Nothing was open in Little Rock. final count at the end of National into the 18-wheelers to be sent to have this ministry. Nothing. Not a McD’s or Taco Bell or Collection Week was 17,369 shoe the Processing Centers and also So VERY important to us are Sonic. Zilch. Nada. Nein. boxes! We give God the glory for for helping us pack shoe boxes. those of you who pray faithfully “Let’s look for a Chinese restaurant His faithfulness! Jonathan Canaday and the for Operation Christmas Child. or some Mexican place or maybe there’s Every day boys and girls local radio stations During this special time of even a Syrian place,” I helpfully sug- around the world suffer from Dollar General in Lockesburg giving thanks, I am so thankful gested. “They’ll all be open because im- poverty, war, disease, and natu- for items donated for a community that works to- migrants don’t celebrate Thanksgiving.” ral disaster. Operation Christ- Nashville Drug for donating gether on the Operation Christ- Wrong! I would learn that there’s only mas Child shoe boxes bring new items for the shoe boxes mas Child project. Because of one ethnic group which still dislikes hope to many who have no Power Pharmacy for donat- you, little children, many in Thanksgiving. That would be Native hope, and lets them know that ing new items for the OCC dire situations – such as the , because that particular holiday just reminds them pain- someone loves them and that garage sales Philippines, Haiti, or in the Iraqi fully of when the foreign devils came and took away their country God loves them. Jennifer Staggs for wrapping refugee camps, will be blessed and slurred their image by giving sports teams objectionable names Families, churches, individu- hundreds of boxes each year by your generosity. like Indians, and Warriors and Seminoles and Redmen. als, businesses, and schools Rusty Hagler for providing May the Lord bless each of Little Rock has only one Native American restaurant -- The Res- work together to make Opera- storage space you who participated in any ervation (no reservations required). It is located in a large complex tion Christmas Child a success- Scott and Kevon of the Act way. of animal skin wigwams downtown near the Presidential Library. ful project. 309 program, who worked so Beverly Starr, Coordinator We thanked the Great Spirit that it was open on Thanksgiving Day. A very special “thank you” hard during National Collec- Nashville Collection Center The Reservation (no reservation required) wasn’t the perfect goes to the following: tion Week Southwest Arkansas answer to our hunger, as it turned out. Our tummies were growling as we threw back the flap of the teepee and tiptoed into the darkness inside. “How! Circle your wagons and sit on the floor,” the Maitre Adding staff members among d’Brave told us. The menu was extremely limited. It had no writing, only crude pictures. Prices were listed in Wampum, not Dollars. Or, you were options for child welfare system invited to trade trinkets for food. Ten percent more trinkets for hunting parties of more than 8. By Sen. Larry Teague staff decisions that have been Of the 228 new employees You could choose from buffalo horn soup. Pemmican burgers. Adding 228 employees is one widely discussed in news re- that the Division and the gover- Chipmunk jerky. Hawk eggs. Armadillo. Large and small dog, of of several strategies proposed ports and legislative committee nor propose to hire, 150 would course, and some other stuff you don’t want to hear about. by the Division of Children and meetings…” be family services workers, 18 We were seated on some fragrant bison skins on the floor. Family Services to improve the The goal is to reach the na- would be supervisors and 60 “Hi, I’m Little Feather and I’ll be your waitress today,” a young state’s child welfare system, tional average rate of foster would be assistants to help with woman said. She told us that in her tribal language her name meant which division officials say is children placed with relatives, transportation and clerical du- “Small fluffy thing with quills pulled from bird’s butt.” She was in crisis. which is 29 percent. In Arkansas ties such as making photocopies. wearing beaded buckskins and she had a wicked-looking toma- In a recent report, the Divi- it is 25 percent. Currently, the lack of person- hawk tucked into her rope belt. sion outlined several problems The national standard for nel not only increases caseloads I selected the campfire-broiled fresh prairie dog, extra crispy. and proposed solutions. High family service workers is for for family services workers, it Julie decided to try a half order of frog smothered with cattails, and employee turnover, high case- their caseloads to average about also means that they spend too a side order of tree stump slugs. loads and lack of experienced 15 cases per worker. In Arkan- much time on administrative While we were waiting for my screaming prairie dog to be staff were factors in critical areas. sas the average caseload is 28, chores when their time would skinned, we inspected our surroundings. The governor’s proposed and the consequences are felt be better spent working with We were in the Little Bighorn Room. It was decorated with budget would add 228 employ- throughout the child welfare families. jawbones and scalps and had a large autographed picture of Tonto ees to the Division. Lawmakers system. In most of Arkansas the turn- sitting astride Scout, his trusty pinto pony. are currently reviewing his pro- For example, high caseloads over rate for family services There was a very large “Wanted Dead or Alive: John Wayne” posals in legislative budget hear- mean that Division staff cannot workers is 32 percent. The aver- poster. Also, there was a large Redskins NFL poster ings, and they will make a final conduct home visits as often as age experience level of family with a wide red paint stripe smeared across the name. decision on spending requests they should. The result is longer services workers in Arkansas of The Reservation (no reservation required) offered its customers during the 2017 regular session stays of foster children away is 1.8 years. their choice of peacepipe smoking and non-peacepipe smoking that begins in January. from their parents, and longer The Division wants to reduce sections, and we were unfortunately in the smokers’ room. A thick Other proposals include stays in foster care, in group the need for current staff to work blue haze hung heavily in the air. It smelled vaguely familiar, like streamlining the process of re- homes or in emergency shelters. so much overtime because it is an Italian cooking herb or alfalfa. There were lots of customers, but cruiting and training relatives so The report emphasized the causing burnout. we were the only ones not wearing warpaint and loincloths. they can become foster parents. need for additional drug treat- If it adds staff, the Division From an adjacent teepee there came the rhythmic thumping This has been a very contro- ment services for parents. Last will create an entire second shift of drums. Trump, Trump, Trump, they trumped. And a group in versial issue at the Capitol and year 52 percent of the children to be on call at night, weekends another teepee began shouting insults at the Trumpers. Division officials have appeared in foster care in Arkansas were and holidays. Finally, things quietened down for a few minutes. And then ..... before legislative committees to taken in because of drug abuse The recommendations in the I’m sorry that practically every eating place feels obliged to of- explain policies about placement by their parents. Policy changes report are meant to decrease fer some form of entertainment these days. The Reservation (no of children with relatives. are needed so parents with the period of time that children reservation required) was no different. Right after the woven straw According to its report, the drug problems can be eligible in foster care must spend away baskets containing our food were placed on our laps, a six-piece Division has reviewed policies for Medicaid-funded treatment. from their families. Foster care combo began whumping drums and blowing whistles. on placement of children with Only pregnant women and for some children is a short-term A man wearing elk antlers danced in a circle. relatives to determine if any teenagers now qualify for drug solution when services such as “Hey, hey, heya ha ha ha,” he chanted. obstacles need to be removed, treatment services, which are drug treatment and health care Outside, it began to thunder and rain. in response to “the judicial and expensive. are available for parents. “Happens practically every time he sings that song,” Little Feath- er chuckled as she stabbed our ticket to the floor with a war spear. SOUTHERN FRIED BLOG Since I was fresh out of wampum, I had to use a credit card. “Or we could work out a trade for some firewater and repeating rifles,” Little Feather slyly suggested. “Ugh! Great White Father in Washington no like me give’um you Statewide journey began firewater and rifles,” I told her in sign language, but I did leave an extra beaver pelt for a tip. As Julie and I walked single-file toward the wigwam exit, Little with redshirt in kindergarten Feather yelled “Stick around. Bingo starts in the Happy Hunting Ground Room in just a few minutes. We’re giving away a Chevy By Rex Nelson as I write these words. am to be able to share stories of Silverado today.” In September 1965, I turned The memories of that year Arkansas. Maybe next Thanksgiving, I answered. age 6. remain vivid. I’ve had the privilege of writ- “Nah, we’re gonna start closing on holidays,” she said. Rather than being one of the I remember waiting in line at ing millions of words through 퐠�퐠퐠� youngest people in my class at a small café at Delight to buy a the years about this state. I left THINGS I LEARNED from reading email: “If the professor on school, I would be one of the old- hamburger, stopping at Caddo a full-time career in journalism Gilligan's Island can make a radio out of a coconut, why can't he est. That’s because I would wait Gap to wade in the Caddo River, in July 1996 to work in the gov- fix a hole in a boat?” a year to start the first grade. It watching a deer run across the ernor’s office. What I thought 퐠�퐠퐠� was my father’s decision. He school campus at Magazine and would be a short detour into HE SAID: “I was born on the prairies where the wind blew free was a former coach and loved eating a whole trout for the first public service turned out to be and there was nothing to break the light of the sun. I was born where to tell people: “We decided to time at Tommy’s in Conway. a 13-year adventure in the state there were no enclosures.” Geronimo, Apache warrior redshirt him in kindergarten.” While the weather was still and federal governments. When 퐠�퐠퐠� Instead of attending kinder- warm that September, I was al- I returned to the private sector SHE SAID: “In Iroquois society, leaders are encouraged to re- garten a second consecutive lowed to jump into motel swim- in 2009, I contacted my former member seven generations in the past and consider seven genera- year, though, I traveled the state ming pools before supper. employers at the Arkansas Dem- tions in the future when making decisions that affect the people.” of Arkansas with my father as I was in heaven. ocrat-Gazette to see if they might Wilma Mankiller, first female chief of the Cherokee Nation he sold athletic supplies to high We sat in high school gym- be interested in allowing me to 퐠�퐠퐠� schools and colleges. It was a nasiums built by the WPA and write a weekly column. Since I SWEET DREAMS, Baby magical nine months. Looking watched basketball games to- had spent nine years in the gov- back, I realize now that he was gether. ernor’s office and four years in a doing it as much for himself as We ate pieces of pie in coun- presidential administration, I’m Nashville News-Leader he was for me. try restaurants. sure they expected me to write On Feb. 29, 1964, my 9-year- We listened to KAAY-AM on about politics most weeks. old brother was killed in an the car radio. I came to the conclusion that  Louie Graves and Jane Graves (2007), co-publishers accident at Pine Bluff while my It was during that 1965-66 there already was so much po- John Balch, associate editor parents were there to take him school year that I learned to love litical writing on the Voices page Alli Davis, reporter, photographer to a Ouachita Baptist University Arkansas. of the newspaper that I simply Tracy Denny-Bailey, advertising manager basketball game. As we celebrate another would be another voice with Pam McAnelly, office manager Less than two years after that Thanksgiving, I realize how for- nothing to distinguish me from John R. Schirmer, editor tragedy, I imagine my father fig- tunate I was to have had Robert the other columnists. That’s why Nicole Tracy, reporter ured it would be good therapy to and Carolyn Nelson for parents I decided to make Arkansas — Natasha Worley, advertising, reporter have his surviving son with him (they’re both gone now) and to its places, colorful characters, Terrica Hendrix, reporter on the road. Dad was 41 at the have grown up in Arkansas. time, 16 years younger than I am I also realize how fortunate I See Journey • Page 5A  You may contact us at Nashville News-Leader Letters policy 119 N. Main The News-Leader welcomes letters to the editor. Please include your name, address with ZIP Nashville, AR 71852 code and a daytime phone number for verification. Letters become the property of the Leader  and will not be printed if they appear in other papers. Phone 870-845-0600 Mail: Nashville News-Leader, 119 N. Main, Nashville, AR 71852. Fax 870-845-0602 E-mail: [email protected]  The Nashville News-Leader is published weekly by Nashville Leader, Inc., Fax : 870-845-0602 119 North Main, Nashville, AR 71852. All letters must be signed and must not be libelous, superfluous or obscene. Letters may be edited to conform to newspaper style and to fit space requirements. Nashville News-Leader Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016 News 5A spread mechanization of I brought along a new Journey agriculture meant that bride who had been raised Continued tens of thousands of tenant in south Texas. She soon from page 1A farmers and sharecroppers fell in love with this place no longer were needed in they once called the Won- fascinating history, food, rural areas. That trend has der State. music and events — my accelerated in the past de- Our two sons — to niche. cade, though. And there’s whom I dedicated the I’m also thankful this no end in sight. book — were born here, Thanksgiving that Butler I don’t consider it my raised here and chose to Center Books, a division job to say whether this attend college here. of the is a good thing or a bad I know this sounds pro- Library System, decided to thing. People are going vincial, but here goes: Ar- publish a collection of my to do what’s best for their kansas is such a unique, newspaper columns. The families. They’ll go where quirky place that I believe book is titled “Southern the jobs are. it takes someone who grew Fried: Going Whole Hog What cannot be denied up here and traveled its in a State of Wonder.” is that Arkansas is a far rural highways as a child I hope you’ll consider diff erent place now than it to really explain to new purchasing a copy as a was a decade ago and will residents what makes us Christmas gift for someone be an even more diff erent tick. who loves Arkansas as place a decade from now. We welcome those who much as I do. Part of what I’ve tried to move to Arkansas from ELEMENTARY HONOR CHOIR. Ten Nashville Elementary School students I’ve learned that Arkan- do through the years is elsewhere and hope they participated in the 175-voice choir composed of students in fourth, fi fth and sas is a diffi cult place to capture the essence of the soon will come to love sixth grades from across the state in the Arkansas Elementary Honor Choir explain to outsiders. We’re restaurants, swimming the place as much as the in Hot Springs earlier this month. The event is held in conjunction with the mostly Southern but also a holes, hunting grounds, natives do. Please under- Arkansas Music Educators Association Professional Development Conference bit Midwestern and a tad local festivals and sports stand that we don’t brag each year. NES students who participated include Anakaren Juarez, Janalyn Southwestern. The events that were such an like Texans or brand our- Revels, Laken Aylett, Aneciana Norris, Meishela Williams, Hailey Worley, are diff erent from the pine important part of the Ar- selves as different from Ayanna Hendrix, Allie Westbrook, Joshua Kuntz and Gavin Bostic. Jaree Hall woods of the Gulf Coastal kansas in which I was the rest of the world like is the music teacher at NES. Plain, the Delta is diff erent raised. Many of them are Mississippians. We know from the Ouachitas. gone or soon will be. what we’ve got going here. made all A’s and a large and benefi ts. Invariably, those who Those who know me And despite our many number who made A’s and Board members ap- take the time to get off realize that I’m fiercely problems, it remains a fi ne School B’s. These students are tak- proved the after-school the main road and get to proud to be from Arkansas. place to call home. Continued ing academics seriously.” tutoring staff, including know the real Arkansas When the Arkansas Demo- Thanks for going on a from page 1A Graham commended the following: are enchanted by the place. crat sent me to Washing- statewide journey with the senior Scrapper foot- High school - Aleshia Large parts of the Delta ton, D.C., in 1986, I knew me on this blog and in my Britt said that the cafe is ball team on a 26-1 record Erwin and Angela Bell. of east Arkansas and the it would be a temporary newspaper column. “completely student led. over the past two seasons. Junior high - Cristal pine woods of south Ar- stay. It was a wonderful Maybe we can stop to They’ve taken all these The team won state in 2015 Perez. kansas are emptying out. opportunity for a young wade in the Caddo River responsibilities. They’ve and has had “a great two Elementary - Joy Freel, The population shift from man in his 20s, but I had or eat a piece of pie along done a great job, and I’m seasons.” Tina Baker, Patricia Stin- east and south to north and no desire to spend the rest the way. really proud of them.” In other business at son, Janet McCullough, west has been occurring in of my career in the nation’s I would be most hon- Graham told the board Monday’s meeting, Gra- Andrea Pinegar, Bernice Arkansas since at least the capital. By the end of the ored if you would consider that Nashville Junior High ham said construction Jamison and Leah Hainen. 1950 census when wide- decade, I was home. purchasing this book. has received four awards crews are “making prog- Primary, starting in from the Offi ce of Educa- ress on the primary school January - Julie Backus, She said that people tion Christmas Child proj- tion Policy at the Univer- addition, but we’ve hit the Kayla Coulter, Allison Mc- from throughout the area ect. Because of you, little sity of Arkansas at Fay- rainy season. The project Cauley, Shelley McKinnon, OCC are involved in packing, children, many in dire etteville. will probably slow down. Katelyn Teague, Shannon Continued collecting and shipping situations – such as the The awards were pre- Once we get the building White and Krista Williams. from page 1A the boxes. Philippines, Haiti, or in sented to schools where at in the dry, we can move There were no resig- “Families, churches, the Iraqi refugee camps, least 66 percent of students forward.” nations or hirings at the mas Child shoe boxes individuals, businesses, will be blessed by your are on free or reduced The board approved a meeting. bring hope to many who and schools work together generosity.” lunches. December bonus for fac- The board held a one- have no hope, and lets to make Operation Christ- Starr and other local The awards included ulty and staff . hour executive session be- them know that someone mas Child a successful volunteers will work this Beating the Odds in Liter- The bonus will be $500 fore returning to the open loves them and that God project,” Starr said. week at the processing acy, Best Scores in Literacy, for licensed staff , $400 for meeting. No action was loves them,” collection “I am so thankful for center in Dallas to pre- Beating the Odds in Math classified and $200 for taken. Graham attended center coordinator Beverly a community that works pare boxes for shipment and Best Scores in Math. bus drivers. The district’s most of the executive ses- Starr said. together on the Opera- overseas. Graham presented cer- faculty and staff voted sion. www.swarkansasnews.com tifi cates to Principal Deb 209-0 in favor of the bonus, Graham said that school Tackett from the office’s which was a unanimous will dismiss early on Dec. executive director Gary recommendation from the 20-21. Buses will run at 12 Ritter. Personnel Policies Com- noon both days. Overall, Graham said mittee. The Christmas holi- he is “so proud of each Graham said the bo- days will be Dec. 22-Jan. 8. building. We had a large nuses will cost the district Classes will resume Mon- number of students who about $130,000 in salaries day, Jan. 9. 6A Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016 www.swarkansasnews.com Sports Nashville News-Leader

News-Leader photo/JOHN R. SCHIRMER TIME OUT. Coach Ron Alexander and Coach Laura Kidd confer with the Scrap- perettes during their win over Prescott in the OBU tournament. The Scrapperettes will play Caddo Hills in the fi rst home game of the season Dec. 6 at 6 p.m. fi recracker.” play in a “blended” confer- The best example of dy- ence consisting of teams Season namite so far likely came at from Class 4A and 3A. The Continued UALR, where everything Arkansas Activities Asso- from page 1A clicked for the Scrapper- ciation revised the confer- ettes. The spent fi recracker ence line-ups for basket- lost to Fordyce in the semi- example was the loss to ball and spring sports in fi nals and defeated Spring Fordyce at OBU, where an eff ort to reduce travel, Hill in the consolation free throws and scoring according to Alexander. game. from the fi eld were hard The Scrapperettes’ con- Nashville participated to come by. ference includes Nashville, News-Leader photo/JOHN R. SCHIRMER in four team camps during Alexander is looking to Cossatot River, Ashdown, THREE. Kendall Kirchhoff (right) hits a 3-pointer against Riverview at UALR. the summer, starting with his starting fi ve off ensively Mena, Prescott, Horatio, OBU in early June. The and defensively as the sea- Fouke and Genoa. Nash- only loss at Ouachita came son begins. ville will play each team against Pulaski Academy. Senior Kaylea Carver is twice. The Scrapperettes host- “our defensive spark for At the end of the regu- ed two team camps dur- sure.” lar season, coaches from ing July and again made The Scrapperettes will Nashville, Mena, Ash- it through with only one count on senior Kendall down, Joe T. Robinson, loss, this one to Caddo Kirchhoff “to do lots of Malvern and Arkadelphia Hills. scoring.” will meet to seed the dis- In early August, the Alexander will look trict tournament, which team attended camp at to junior Madi Miller for will be played at Scrapper the rebounding. “Her scoring Arena. at Little Rock, where they will come along” as well. “The ultimate record were undefeated. Their Senior Alyssa Harri- determines seeding,” Al- signature win at UALR son was one of the lead- exander said. The top four came against defending ing scorers during the teams from district will state champion Riverview. summer, averaging 18-20 qualify for the regional Coach Ron Alexander points per game. Alex- tournament. News-Leader photo/JOHN R. SCHIRMER says his Scrapperettes ander is counting on her The conference align- DEFENSE. Madi Miller (13) guards the Lady Curley “play hard. They’ll be com- going into the season. ment will be in place for a Wolf at the OBU tournament. petitive. We’ll try to get Senior Asia Munn is two-year cycle. better as the season goes “the catalyst. We go as she Alexander said he is along.” goes,” Alexander said. “looking forward to get- News-Leader photo/ As the season gets un- ting cranked back up” JOHN R. SCHIRMER Going into the season, TEAM CAMP. Kaylea “I don’t know how good derway, Alexander looks almost a month after the Carver scores against we’ll be. Sometimes we’re for “defense to be our Ouachita tournament. like some dynamite; some- forte.” “The girls are tired of prac- Riverview at the UALR times we’re like a spent The Scrapperettes will ticing against each other.” team camp. Scrappers hold practice with entire team Monday Coach Damon Williams the players Williams had had his first look at the in off -season basketball. Scrapper basketball team The team’s opening Monday afternoon. practice was set for Mon- About 17 players were day afternoon. expected to report for bas- The Scrappers will open ketball after their final their season Dec. 6 against football team meeting of Caddo Hills at Scrapper the season. They joined Arena.

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Most Valuable Back Most Valuable Lineman All-State All-State Darius Hopkins Kirby Adcock Scrappers earn 7-4A post-season honors; 2 gain All-State awards Twenty-two Nashville honors. First team Garrett Gordon First team Triston Rhodes First team Justin Bean Sec. team Domonick Kight Scrappers have received First-team All-District post-season honors in Dis- selections include Hunter trict 7-4A. White, Justin Bean, Triston Two were All-State sse- Rhodes, Tyler Hanson, Ty lections. Pettway, Garrett Gordon Seven were named and Trent Harris. All-District, seven were Second-team All-Dis- second team All-District, trict includes Jose Hernan- and six were honorable dez, Michael Bevill, Mace mention. Green, Kailus Hughes, Kirby Adcock was Antonio Haney, CJ Spen- named the district’s Most cer and Domonick Kight. Valuable Lineman. Honorable mentions Darius Hopkins was include Austin Bowman, selected as the district’s Zach Jamison, Jordan Most Valuable Back. Summers, Austin Gibbs, Adcock and Hopkins Jordan White and Davion also received All-State Holmes. Sec. team Kailus Hughes Sec. team CJ Spencer Sec. team Mace Green Sec. team Jose Hernandez Flag football event postponed until ’17 The Howard Memo- bility of rain this weekend. rial Hospital Foundation’s The event will be re- flag football fund-raiser scheduled early next year, planned for Saturday, Dec. according to foundation 3, has been postponed executive director Amelia because of conflicts with Moorer. The date will be other events and the possi- announced. Kickball tournament to be held Dec. 10 at city park Sec. team Michael Bevill Sec. team Antonio Haney HM Jordan White HM Davion Holmes The Nashville City Park field teams. will host a kickball tourna- Each team must have ment Saturday, Dec. 10. at least 10 members with Bracket play will begin an equal mix of men and around 12 noon. women. The tournament is open The registration fee is to players ages 15 and up. $65 per team. The park is looking for Members of the win- church groups, schools, ning team will receive co-workers, fire depart- T-shirts. ments, police departments For more information, HM Austin Bowman and other organizations to call 870-845-7405.

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REUNION IN SEARCY. Harding Bison Braden Hood, a redshirt freshman from Nashville, visits his former high school coach, Billy Dawson, after Harding de- feated Ouachita Baptist 24-20 in Searcy. Dawson is now head coach at Rus- sellville, where his Cyclones are 11-1. They will play Greenwood for the state Class 6A championship Saturday at 6:30 p.m. at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock. This will be Russellville’s first appearance in the state championship game. The Bisons (13-0) won the Great American Conference championship and will play in the third round of the NCAA D-2 playoffs this Saturday against Northwest Missouri at Maryville.

STILL WEARING ORANGE AND BLACK. Former Scrappers Michael Milum and Tyler Kell are assistant coaches at Warren, where the Lumberjacks de- feated Joe T. Robinson 35-28 last Friday night. Kell is the offensive line coach for Warren, and Milum is the defensive backs coach. Warren will play at Prairie Grove Friday at 7 p.m. in the Class 4A semifinals. Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016 www.swarkansasnews.com Trends Section B Nashville News-Leader

Dierks Christmas Parade set to roll on Dec. 8 Angel Trees now up at banks The Dierks Chamber of Commerce’s annual Christmas Parade will be held Thursday, Dec. 8 at 6 p.m. The chamber is currently selling chances for a .9mm clock handgun to be given away the night of the parade. Must be 21 or older to purchase chances. Tickets can be purchased from any cham- ber member. The chamber’s Angel Trees are now up at area banks with more than 60 needy families identified. Gifts are due in by Dec. 14. Holiday events at Murfreesboro Saturday, Dec. 3 Breakfast with Santa The Murfreesboro Band Boosters will host “Breakfast with Santa” from 9-11 a.m. at the Murfreesboro Senior Adult Center. The cost will be $5 and will include an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast, a visit with Santa and a treat. Pictures with Santa will be available. Hometown Christmas Following the pancake breakfast, the city of Murfrees- boro and the Murfreesboro Chamber of Commerce will host a “Hometown Christmas” event all day Saturday. The schedule of events include: 1 p.m. Christmas Parade 2:00 Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus visiting with chil- dren on the Pike County Courthouse Square 4-6:00 Stage on the Square - Local Talent 6-7:00 Hartley Family Gospel Bluegrass 4-7:00 On the Square - Free train rides for children 8 and under 5-7:00 Carriage Rides in front of the Senior Citizens Center - $6/per person or $10 per couple 7:00 Drawing for Christmas Bucks Monday, Dec. 5 Christmas in the Park The holiday events will continue in Murfreesboro on Monday, Dec. 5 when the Murfreesboro City Park will host “Christmas in the Park” from 6- 8 p.m. The event will include live music, hay rides, food and drinks, a visit from Santa Claus and raffles for two firearms and two $100 Walmart gift cards. Tuesday, Dec. 6 Taste of Christmas Luncheon News-Leader photo/JOHN BALCH The chamber will also host a “Taste of Christmas LIMITED DISPLAY. The leaves of the maple trees on the Pike County Courthouse Square endured Luncheon” at the Murfreesboro Municipal Building, Monday’s heavy rain storm to continue to show off their brilliant fall colors this week. The courthouse beginning at 11:30 a.m. square is also currently ringed by Christmas trees being sponsored and decorated by various busi- The cost of the meal will be a $5 donation and will nesses and individuals as part of the Murfreesboro Chamber of Commerce’s holiday projects. raise funds for lighting up the city for Christmas. 2B News Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016 Nashville News-Leader Mrs. Claus Gets Serious About Christmas Shopping

That cutie-pie in the red dress has returned for her annual shopping spree in Nashville, and this time she is determined to get serious about finding the best products and best services and best values. She could have shopped anywhere -- Rome, Paris, Beverly Hills or Broken Bow, but she chose our lovely little town and these wonderful places. As usual, she’ll be telling her hubby who’s 102 S. Main been naughty or nice, Nashville 845-3777 and that will have a direct bearing upon FOR EVERYONE ON YOUR LIST. Susie Berriquin, Mrs. Claus and Alissa Berriquin show off just a tiny sample of the toys, clothing and what certain people get gift items which fill the store at Always Present Gift Shop. Rememer, for Christmas! Always Present Gift Shop is also a Merle Norman studio, and they have gift certificates for the people you especially want to please.

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Nov. 18, 2016 DWI, fined $1,070, cred- fined $325 De Queen, $135 BF, speed- Blevins, $205 BF, speeding second degree, fined $335; BF=Bond Forfeited ited for 24 hours, license Plyler, Catherine Lee, ing Hughes, Joseph L., 18, guilty of interference with Bench Trials suspended and must com- 33, Arkadelphia, $70 BF, no City of Murfreesboro Nashville, $145 BF, careless emergency communica- Pike County plete Level I DWI course proof of liability insurance Ayala, Isabel, 29, Nash- or prohibited driving tion in second degree, Crow, Candy Ray, 33, Fatherree, Ashley, 22, Poe, Misty G., 35, Nash- ville, guilty of no driver’s Johnson, Savannah, fined $260 Norman, guilty of driving Nashville, $185 BF, speed- ville, guilty of possession license, fined $145 26, Ashdown, guilty of Sargent, James Albert, with suspended license, ing of controlled substance, Blake, Wade A., 48, contempt (failure to pay), 28, Murfreesboro, guilty of fined $325 and sentenced Fugitt, Harold J.D., 90, fined $1,030 and license Murfreesboro, guilty of fined $225 contempt (failure to pay), to two days in jail; guilty Murfreesboro, $195 BF, suspended for six months; contempt (failure to pay), Joubert, Paul G., 49, fined $225 and sentenced of contempt (failure to ap- leaving scene of accident guilty of possession of fined $225 and sentenced Round Rock, Texas, $205 to six days in jail pear), fined $205 Garcia, Basilio, 18, Glen- drug paraphernalia, fined to 30 days in jail BF, speeding Snowden, Jana L., 49, Morrow, John Michael, wood, $325 BF, driving $555 Blanchard, Rebecca L., Larson, Lucky Cole, 19, Delight, guilty of contempt 34, McCaskill, guilty of with suspended license Randle, Rusheil L., 31, 40, Nashville, guilty of Murfreesboro, guilty of no (failure to pay), fined $225; driving with suspended Harris, Johnny W., 49, Delight, guilty of speed- contempt (failure to pay), vehicle license, fined $145 guilty of expired driver’s license, fined $325 Murfreesboro, $125 BF, ing, fined $135; guilty of fined $225 Lyon, Robert M., 44, license, fined $145 Nash, Clifton L., 49, overheight-overwide driving with suspended Copeland, Jacob H., 18, Lewisville, $155 BF, speed- Spray, Ashley N., 28, Delight, guilty of driving Hentsch, Joseph S., 57, license, fined $325 and sen- Murfreesboro, $145 BF, ing Dierks, guilty of driving with suspended license, Amity, guilty of driving tenced to two days in jail careless prohibited driving Marrow, Samantha L., with suspended license, fined $325 with suspended license, Scott, Juan Pozorrow, Edwards, Mark De- 19, Virginia Beach, Va., fined $345 and sentenced Oberkiser, Daniel L., fined $325 50, Hope, guilty of driving wayne, 39, Murfreesboro, $1,050 BF, possession of a to two days in jail 37, Kirby, guilty of fleeing, Hernandez, Arlin with suspended license, guilty of battery in third controlled substance; $575 Trejo, Marco, 34, De- fined $560 Samir, 25, Glenwood, $125 fined $325 and sentenced degree, fined $305 and sen- BF, possession of drug par- light, $145 BF, no driver’s Plunk, Chrissie, 27, BF, no driver’s license to two days in jail tenced to seven days in jail aphernalia; $230 BF, carry- license Murfreesboro, guilty of Holman, Marie L., Sisemore, Skyler K., 19, Goodwin, Kim F., 58, ing prohibited weapon Wilkerson, Teresa K., theft of property, fined 16, Hot Springs, guilty Delight, $315 BF, no proof Hooks, Texas, $155 BF, Murphy, Jackie, 42, 44, Nashville, guilty of no $365 and $106.75 restitu- of speeding, fined $185, of liability insurance speeding Nashville, guilty of con- proof of liability insurance, tion under advisement for six Sisney, Austin A., 22, Hanson, Felicia E., 44, tempt (failure to pay), fined $200 Waggoner, Kelsey Tay- months Hot Springs, $205 BF, fail- Murfreesboro, guilty of fined $225 and sentenced Arkansas Game lor, 22, Texarkana, guilty Hughes, Steven T., 21, ure to appear DWI #2, fined $1,640, sen- to jail to serve out fines and Fish Commission of DWI#2, fined $1,620, Nashville, $210 BF, carry- Smith, Evis R., 35, Little tenced to 10 days in jail, and costs; guilty of failure Puente, Angel F., 40, credited for time served, ing prohibited weapon Rock, $125 BF, improper license suspended and to appear, fined $225 Garland, Texas, $145 BF, license suspended and Ibarra, Brian, 20, Hot passing must complete assessment Neal, Aaron J., 22, Kirby, no Hunter Education card; must complete Level II Springs, guilty of driving Spears, Phillip David for treatment; guilty of guilty of no proof of liabil- $205 BF, failure to appear DWI course with suspended license, Jr., 25, Amity, guilty of careless prohibited driv- ity insurance, fined $200 Rice, Rickey Earl, 51, Wheeler, Kelsi R., 26, fined $325; guilty of no contempt (failure to pay), ing, fined $145; guilty of Poe, Misty G., 35, Nash- Crossett, $220 BF, insuffi- Delight, guilty of DWI, vehicle license, fined $75 fined $205 possession of controlled ville, guilty of contempt cient PFD; $205 BF, failure fined $1,070, credited for costs only Staten, Mike Floyd, 54, substance, fined $1,050 (failure to pay), fined $225 to appear time served, license sus- Johnson, Netanya Sare- Murfreesboro, guilty of and license suspended for Robinson, Daniel L., Scott, Juan Pozorrow, pended and must com- na, 20, Amity, guilty of possession of controlled six months 19, Murfreesboro, guilty 50, Hope, guilty of litter- plete Level I DWI course driving with suspended substance, fined $1,030 Henson, Adrian, 18, of criminal mischief in ing, fined $230 Arraignments license, fined $325; guilty and license suspended for Pike County of no vehicle license, fined six months; guilty of pos- Bone, Josey, 37, Hot $125 session of drug parapher- Pike County Public Record Springs, guilty of driving Kievart, Robert Alan, nalia, fined $555 with suspended license, 54, Kirby, $125 BF, expired Thornton, Stephen M., fined $325 and sentenced vehicle license 28, Sims, guilty of driving Marriage Licenses vs. Regina K. Jones, di- ans, divorce, Nov. 18 to two days in jail; guilty Kinnu, Melissa S., 43, with suspended license, Brandon Earl Martin, vorce, Nov. 4 DR2016-97 Sherri M. of failure to appear, fined Malvern, guilty of driving fined $325 and sentenced 25, Kirby and Kenzie Leigh DR2016-88 Faydean Wilkerson vs. Heath A. $205 with suspended license, to four days in jail Anderson, 28, Kirby, Nov. Gatliff vs. John Gatliff, do- Wilkerson, divorce, Nov. Breshears, Camelia D., fined $325 and sentenced Tipton, Calan R., 21, 8 mestic abuse, Nov. 8 18 47, Hot Springs, guilty of to six days in jail Dierks, $125 BF, speeding John Devin Mabery, 27, DR2016-89 Justin Alli- DR2016-98 Cathy contempt (failure to pay), Lee, Paul Van Emory, 36, Trinidad, Luis E., 18, Murfreesboro and Kay- son McAnelly, vs. Sierra L. Faulkner vs. Robert E. fined $205; guilty of fail- De Queen, guilty of speed- Wickes, $135 BF, speeding lynn Jovone Cox, 18, Nash- McAnelly, divorce, Nov. 10 Faulkner, Jr., divorce, Nov. ure to appear, fined $205; ing, fined $185; guilty of Vargas, Isabel A., 29, ville, Nov. 10 DR2016-90 Carolyn 22 guilty of failure to appear, possession of controlled Nashville, guilty of no Mark R. Reed, 37, Mur- Compton vs. John Comp- DR2016-99 Amanda El- fined $205; guilty of failure substance and $1,030 and driver’s license, fined $125 freesboro and Leah S. ton, divorce, Nov. 14 len Bailey vs. Charles Britt to appear, fined $205 license suspended for six Venegas, Gabriela, 42, Harrell, 37, Murfreesboro, DR2016-91 Susan Col- Bailey, divorce, Nov. 23 Brewer, Dustin L., 29, months; guilty of posses- De Queen, $225 BF, care- Nov. 14 lins vs. Richard Collins, DR2016-100 Office of Murfreesboro, guilty of no sion of drug parapherna- less or prohibited driving Joshua Wayne Wright, divorce, Nov. 14 Child Support Enforce- proof of liability insurance, lia, fined $555 with accident 34, Murfreesboro and Jen- DR2016-92 Kristi Baker ment vs. Kayla L. Ross, fined $315 Maas, Gregory Stephen, Vertiz, Dulce Mary, 22, nie Lynn Marshall, 42, vs. Clint Gately, custody/ child support, Nov. 28 Brown, Charles L., 24, Rocklin, Calif., $125 BF, De Queen, $135 BF, speed- Murfreesboro, Nov. 23 visitation, Nov. 16 DR2016-101 Office of 57, Hot Springs, $125 BF, careless prohibited driving ing; $135 BF, speeding Civil Court DR2016-93 Dana Carter Child Support Enforce- speeding Mac Cormack, Kevin Warner, David R., 39, CV2016-74 Kaja Hold- vs. James Carter, domestic ment vs. Deborah J. Curry, Bullock, Calvin, 48, De- M., 31, Murfreesboro, $125 Nashville, $555 BF, posses- ings 2 LLC vs. Whitnee abuse, Nov. 17 child support, Nov. 28 light, guilty of driving BF, no vehicle license sion of drug paraphernalia R. Humphrey, unlawful DR2016-94 Jordan Cow- with suspended license, McMellon, Jennifer Ma- Weeks, Jeremy, 37, detainer, Nov. 17 art vs. Lakyn Cowart, do- fined $325 and sentenced rie, 37, Mena, $263.16 BF, Nashville, guilty of driving CV2016-75 Federal Na- mestic abuse, Nov. 17 to two days in jail violation of Arkansas Hot with suspended license, tional Mortgage Associa- DR2016-95 Jeffery Dale Got a Photo Christmas, Valerie A., Check Law; $205 BF, fail- fined $325 and sentenced tion vs. Amy and David Boarman vs. Marsha Re- or Article Idea? 31, Hot Springs, guilty of ure to appear to 10 days in jail; guilty of Lott, writs, Nov. 17 nee Mills, custody/visita- Contact speeding, fined $185 Montenegro, Raul C., no proof of liability insur- CV2016-76 Credit Ac- tion, Nov. 18 The Nashville News-Leader Cocke, Danielle M., 17, 45, Little Rock, guilty of ance, fined $315; guilty of ceptance Corp vs. Joseph DR2016-96 Melody E. 845-0600 Dierks, $135 BF, speeding DWI, fined $1,070, credited fictitious tags, fined $125 W. Wilfinger, civil contract, Evans vs. Nicholas L. Ev- Cogburn, Brandon Jo- for time served, license West, Jesse, 17, Mur- Nov. 21 seph, 30, Glenwood, $205 suspended and must com- freesboro, guilty of speed- CV2016-77 CACH LLC BF, contempt (failure to plete Level I DWI course; ing, fined $125, under ad- vs. Eddie McGrew and pay) guilty of no proof of liabil- visement for six months; McGrew Knife Co. Inc., Diaz, Diana Hernandez, ity insurance, fined $315; guilty of driving without debt, Nov. 28 18, Glenwood, $125 BF, no guilty of no driver’s li- license, fined $325, under CV2016-78 CACH LLC driver’s license; $125 BF, cense, fined $125 advisement for six months; vs. Eddie McGrew, debt, driving left of center Pittman, Michael D., 22, guilty of no proof of liabil- Nov. 28 Ellis, Dewey D., 65, Amity, guilty of driving ity insurance, fined $315 Domestic Relations Murfreesboro, guilty of with suspended license, Wyatt, Brandon M., 25, DR2016-87 Gary Jones 4B News Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016 Nashville News-Leader Delight man facing multiple charges, accused of having components for pipe bomb

A Delight man has had home. bottle was found in the his bond set at $250,000 On Nov. 15, Pike purse and contained 13 after being charged with County Sheriff’s Depart- different pills. multiple offenses includ- ment deputies executed Glenwood man ing having the compo- a search warrant at the charged with battery nents used for making a home. The search resulted A 35-year-old Glen- pipe bomb. in the deputies finding wood man who pleaded John David Gatliff, 54, multiple fi rearms, illegal guilty earlier this year to was charged Nov. 22 in firearms, methamphet- third-degree domestic bat- Pike County Circuit Court amine, prescription pills tery has been charged in in two separate cases. The and paraphernalia. Also Pike County with second- offenses include felony listed among items found degree domestic battery. HUNTER MABERY at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in England. counts of fi rst-degree ter- in the home were an AK47 James Allen Carter, Jr., roristic threatening, pos- rifl e and undisclosed com- was charged Nov. 22 af- session of a prohibited ponents for making a pipe ter Kirby School District MHS, Henderson graduate weapon, simultaneous bomb. officials reported a sus- possession of drugs and Gatliff made a fi rst ap- pected case of child abuse. firearms, possession of pearance on the charges An 8-year-old child at the studying piano in England drug paraphernalia and Monday in Pike County school showed the physi- possession of a controlled Court. His bond was set cal signs of abuse. Hunter Mabery, a 2016 a career when I realized Mabery describes him- substance and misde- at $250,000. Carter, who pleaded Henderson State Univer- that I did not want to do self as a “lover of the arts.” meanor counts of posses- M’boro woman guilty in March to a third- sity graduate, is taking anything else.” “I love the visual arts, sion of paraphernalia and charged with drugs degree domestic battery the next step towards a Mabery said he chose to performing arts, and lit- a controlled substance. A 31-year-old Murfrees- charge involving a child, goal to be a successful attend Henderson to study erature,” he said. “I would The terroristic threaten- boro woman has been made a first appearance collaborative pianist and with Dr. Hee-Kyung Juhn, also say that I am a dedi- ing charge stems from an charged in Pike County on the charge Monday teacher as he works on his associate professor of ap- cated person. Once I set incident on Nov. 8 when with felony possession of a and his bond has been set master’s degree in Eng- plied piano. a goal, I whole-heartedly Gatliff’s mother filed an controlled substance after at $10,000. land. Mabery is study- “I began taking lessons strive to achieve it. I do not order of protection against offi cers were dispatched to 2 defendants ing collaborative piano at with her during my junior easily give up, and I work her son after he became her home on Brock Springs sentenced Monday Guildhall School of Music year in high school and hard for what I want.” upset over the idea his Road the night of Nov. 12. Two defendants were and Drama. knew that I wanted to If he hadn’t majored mother was consider- Marsha Mills is charged sentenced Monday in Pike “The program is de- continue my studies at in music, Mabery said he ing selling her home on with allegedly being in County Circuit Court. signed to allow the pianist Henderson with her,” he would have pursued a Strawberry Road in De- possession of the prescrip- They included: to focus on the art of work- said. degree in English. light. “John threatened to tion drugs Adderall, Oxy- Candy Renee Collier, ing and performing with Mabery highly recom- “I have always liked the ‘burn the house down’ and codone and Hydrocodone. 28, of Ozan, pleaded “true” other instrumentalists,” mends Henderson’s music idea of working for a pub- stated that all women are The charge was fi led Nov. to the charge of probation Mabery said. “Collaborat- program. lishing company as an edi- crazy and he doesn’t know 28. revocation and was sen- ing with other musicians “Henderson allowed tor,” he said. “For as long what they want,” accord- Offi cers were called to tenced to six years in the is my favorite part of mu- me to receive intensive as I can remember, I have ing to case information. the house when Kenneth Arkansas Department of sic making. I like sharing training in a supportive always loved to read and The mother claims her Smith had reportedly en- Correction. ideas and working with setting,” he said. “The write. Therefore, pursuing son had threatened to tered the home without Don Carlos Watson II, other performers. It makes faculty at Henderson are that as a career would have harm himself and others permission. While in the 41, of Mount Ida, pleaded the process of learning and all dedicated to the success been a suitable alternative if she attempted to sell home, Mills was asked by guilty to the charges of performing music very of their students. to music.” the home and that he had an offi cer if there was any- possession of a controlled enjoyable.” “With the help of excel- After he graduates from also stated he had “powers thing illegal in the house substance and parapher- Mabery, a Murfreesboro lent instructors, I devel- Guildhall, Mabery plans from God.” Case records and she turned over a nalia and possession of a native, said he has always oped a great foundation to be a freelance musician noted that Gatliff has a soda can that had been fi rearm by certain persons had an interest in music. in essential subjects such and teacher while work- history of alcohol and drug converted to a marijuana and was sentenced to 12 “I have always loved as music theory and aural ing on a doctoral degree abuse and has approxi- pipe and allowed a search years in the ADC with six the joy that it brings to skills, while having many in music. mately 30 fi rearms in the of her purse. A white pill years suspended. me,” he said. ‘Therefore, performance opportuni- (Article courtesy of Hen- I decided to pursue it as ties.” derson State University) Death of Pike County teen girl Delight’s Open House, Christmas under investigation by state police Parade set for Saturday, Dec. 10 AMITY - Prosecut- tigator Glen Hankins was nary report will probably ing Attorney Bryan L. dispatched to the home. be available this week, Holiday festivities in for prizes from the local County Library and will Chesshir released a state- Hankins secured the scene but in this case a toxicol- the Pike County city of businesses. involve the branch librar- ment on Monday, Nov. 28 until the state police ar- ogy will be required, and Delight will be held Dec. Santa will also be avail- ies from Murfreesboro and that the Pike County Sher- rived. that could take two to 10 and will include an able for photos and to hear Glenwood. iff’s Department is being ASP officers collected three months,” concluded Open House and Christ- Christmas wish lists after The goal of the drive assisted by the Arkansas evidence at the scene. Chesshir. mas Parade along with a the parade. is to collect more than State Police Criminal In- “We are awaiting the Penix attended the Cen- special program for the Following the parade 1,200 sweaters along with vestigation Division in the autopsy report. A prelimi- terpoint Middle School. AETN Sweater Drive, be- and Santa’s time with the jackets, blankets, hoodies, death of Katelin Michelle ing sponsored by all three children, a special pro- scarves and hats. Penix, 13, who lived with county libraries. gram for the AETN Sweat- For more information her family off Cantrell The parade, featuring er Drive will be held at the about the sweater drive Road in Pike County. Santa and Mrs. Claus, will gymnasium on the Delight or to make a donation, The teen’s body was begin at 2 p.m. while the school campus. call the Delight library at discovered on Friday, Nov. Open House will be held The drive is an effort 379-2456. 25, and Pike County inves- from 2 to 4:00. spearheaded by the De- Drawings will be held light branch of the Pike Nashville woman found dead Monday morning at local mobile home park The body of a Nashville 8:45 a.m. Monday when woman, found Monday Boozer’s body was dis- morning at her mobile covered. No foul play is home park residence, has suspected, said Howard been sent to the State Med- County Chief Deputy John ical Examiner. Eric Glidewell, who added The deceased was Kim- that sending the body to berly Boozer, 33. the examiner was common Police received a call at for unattended deaths. Nashville News-Leader Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016 News 5B

LAKESIDE VIEW of Millwood Dam in this photograph provided by the Army Corps of Engineers.

Millwood Lake turns 50 STUDENTS OF THE MONTH. Maxton Greene, a kindergarten student at Dierks’ Jo Ann Walters El- By Jim Williamson quarries potentially being Little River basin, three in 20,000 acres of submerged Texarkana Gazette ementary, and fifth-grader Sydney Mounts, have flooded. and three in Ar- timber, providing an ideal been chosen as November Students of the Month. Millwood Lake will cel- A Corps of Engineers kansas, making Millwood habitat for numerous spe- ebrate 50 years this week proposal to build a $2.5 Dam the centerpiece. The cies of fish, especially bass; of providing water for million levee with pumps compromise was accepted birds; and mammals. companies, communities to protect the plant and and written into the Flood Millwood Lake also Howard County’s museum and fishermen. plans to relocate a railway Control Act of 1958. provides drinking water A dedication event is servicing the plant allayed Construction began to several communities to host ‘Hometown Christmas’ scheduled for 10 a.m. Dec. some resistance to the pro- in September 1961, but including Texarkana, and 1, the lake’s anniversary, posal. However, the Little ground was not formally companies such as paper this Sunday at 2:00 on Arkansas Highway 32 River Valley Improvement broken at the dam site until and pulp mill Domtar use The Howard County Historical Society and at the east end of the dam. Association maintained June 18, 1962. Millwood water from the lake for Museum will host a “Hometown Christmas” on Millwood sits on the its objections, especially Dam was completed four their operations. Sunday, Dec. 4. Little River just upstream the proposed site of the years later and dedicated (Nashville News-Lead- The event, free and open to the public, will from where it empties into dam—in profitable bot- on Dec. 8, 1966. The dam er Note: Of all the con- begin at 2 p.m. at the 1912 E.A. Williams Chapel/ the Red River, northwest tomland, used for farming rises 88 feet above the necting counties, Howard Museum in Nashville. of Fulton, and laps across and lumber, rather than stream bed and impounds County gave up the most The museum, housed in the former Presby- the borders of four Ar- hills upstream, and that a 29,200-acre lake, accord- acres for the creation of terian Church, will be adorned with handmade, kansas counties—Sevier, it would leave too little ing to the encyclopedia. the lake) fresh greenery much as it might have been when Little River, Howard and free-flowing water for the Timber was left alone Article reprinted with the building was constructed in 1912. A short Hempstead. Millwood development of industry in a 1-mile stretch of the permission of the Texarkana program will include a performance by the Dam is about 9 miles east in the area. dam, and the lake contains Gazette. of Ashdown in Little River The governments of Agape Handbell Choir of First United Methodist County. Arkansas, Texas and Okla- Millwood Lake Facts Church; “The Night Before Christmas” read by Millwood Dam cost homa argued about who Millwood Lake, on Ark. 32 nine miles east of Ashdown in 5th grade students Kyleigh Kuykendall and Em- $46.1 million and was part had the right to dam the southwest Arkansas, was formed when the state’s longest mie Gregory; a solo by 8th grade student Kara earthen dam (3.33 miles) was completed across the Little Connell; traditional carols led by David E. Young;, of an Army Corps of En- tributaries of the Red Riv- River. gineers project to control er, while the government and prayer and scripture reading by ministers Millwood is a renowned fishing lake, with much of its more Rex Moorer and Jimmy Dale. Refreshments will flooding on the lower Red of Louisiana expressed than 29,000 acres being flooded timber that provides ex- River. concern that Millwood ceptional cover for its wide variety of fish, including large- follow the program. The earthen dam is 3.3 Dam would hinder a navi- mouth and spotted bass, crappie, white bass, striped bass, “After two years of renovation, the museum miles, according to “The gation project on the lower channel and flathead and bluegills. Boat lanes opened in August but many folks in the county lead the way through the timbered waters, and there are haven’t had the chance to visit yet,” said Freddie Red River. 5,000 acres of open water near the dam. Each year, the History & Culture.” It No real progress was Horne, museum president. “This will give ev- lake hosts numerous bass fishing tournaments and fishing eryone the opportunity to come see the museum was made possible by the made until 1956,when derbies held by local and out-of-state organizations. federal Flood Control Act the deadlock was broken The lake and its surrounding environs are also rated one decorated for Christmas and join with friends and of 1946, but opposition at a meeting of the Red of Arkansas’s best birding locations. As of early 2001, 333 neighbors in celebrating the joy of the holidays.” within Arkansas and from River Valley Association. different species had been sighted in the area, including The museum is located on the corner of Hemp- neighboring states delayed U.S. Rep. Oren Harris pre- the first-ever Arkansas sightings for at least 15 of them. stead and 2nd Street in Nashville. The building’s The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ project office near the the project. sented a plan to reduce the architecture is a combination of two styles, High Millwood Dam has wildlife displays and free brochures on Victorian Gothic and Stick Style. It is the only In Arkansas, Dierks size of the proposed dam such subjects as area birding and hunting. Forests Inc., faced the loss by 25 percent and redesign Located on the lake’s southeast shore, Millwood State structure in southwest Arkansas built in this style. of 6,465 acres of land to it to provide a stable water Park offers a full service marina and boat dock, 117 camp- The Museum is open Tuesday through Friday the reservoir, while Ideal supply and flood control. sites, and hiking and biking trails. Corps of Engineers’ from 12-4:00. Cement Co. of Okay in A provision was made for recreational areas on the lake offer 230 campsites, picnic For more information contact Freddie Horne areas, boat launching ramps and group picnic shelters at (870) 451-4288. Howard County initially the construction of smaller available by reservation. objected on the basis of its dams elsewhere in the 6B News Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016 Nashville News-Leader

Ho! Ho! Ho! Whoa! Whoa! Whoa! Keeping Santa out of debt

Every year thousands to holiday shop without family’s tra- Be warned Service at 870-845-7517 cooking spray. of Americans go into debt the children, so hiring a ditions and though. Se- or visit our office located Cook ziti according to over the holidays because babysitter is a must. This see if there lection and on the second floor of the directions on the box. Santa and his elves went should certainly be taken are any you sizes may be courthouse. Drain ziti and mix with a little over budget. With into account along with all could elimi- hard to find. Recipe of the Week enough spaghetti sauce to Christmas shopping, holi- other expenses. nate. Gifts that This recipe would be just coat the pasta. day parties, unexpected The holidays are also a There are can be shared great for the whole family Mix with ¼ cup Par- guests, it is no wonder we time when people are usu- several ways by the whole to enjoy on Dine In day, mesan cheese and ½ cup have trouble staying within ally paying more on food, to cut down on the ex- family can also save you Dec. 3. The recipe is one Ricotta cheese. our budget. It is easy to go beverages, decorations, pense of gift giving. Start by some money. Board games of the featured recipes in Place half mixture in cas- over budget during the gift wrapping, postage, telling family and friends that can be played by the the Cook Smart, Eat Smart serole dish. holiday season. holiday greeting cards and that you are trying to save whole family, a DVD mov- program, which teaches ba- Top with ½ of Mozza- The holidays can often charitable contributions. To money this year. As a fam- ie, etc. are great gifts. sic cooking skills. If you are rella cheese. be stressful, with all the cut down on decoration, ily, you may be able to put Finally, you could decide interested in learning more Place remainder of ziti shopping, entertaining, food and beverage costs, a limit on the cost of gifts; to skip the whole Christmas about the Cook Smart, Eat mixture on top. traveling and planning. consider having a potluck such as, everyone should scene and take a family va- Smart program, contact the Cover lightly with spa- These activities can be tax- holiday get together where not spend more than $10 cation. Holiday family va- Howard County Extension ghetti sauce. ing not just on you, but also everyone can bring their on a gift. You may also be cations are becoming more Office at 870-845-7517. I’ll Sprinkle with remaining on your budget. One reason favorite dish. This will al- able to just draw names and more popular each be glad to schedule a class! Parmesan and Mozzarella for this is we forget to plan low people to help you bear instead of trying to buy year. Many vacation rent- They are a lot of fun be- cheese. in all the extra activities; the burden of the entertain- for everyone. Try making als prices are discounted cause friends get together, Bake in a 350 degree such as eating out. ment bill. some of the gifts you give during the holiday season. visit, cook and learn all at oven for 30 minutes until In the hustle and bustle While it won’t work this using your creative skills. Check them out! once! cheese is melted and ingre- of shopping, it is common year, purchase gift wrap- Homemade presents like December 3 is National Baked Ziti dients heated through. for people to just eat out, or ping after Christmas to help a recipe box of typed fam- Eat in Day and all fami- 1 pound ziti (pasta noo- Allow casserole to cool to stop by and pick some- save money. If you have ily recipes, a scrapbook or lies are encouraged to stay dles) for 15 minutes before cut- thing up to take home after a place to store it for next other handmade items can home, fix a meal and enjoy 2 cups jar spaghetti ting. a long day of shopping. Eat- year, you can save up to have more meaning than a it with their family instead sauce Yield: 8 servings ing out is convenient and 75% off the original price. purchased gift. of eating out. I want to 6 ounces shredded Moz- Note: You may add it saves time, but it can put Instead of purchasing You might also consider encourage you to find time zarella cheese ground beef or sliced Ital- extra strain on an already new decorations every year, waiting until after Christ- to spend with your family ½ cup grated Parmesan ian sausage to the spaghetti stretched budget. consider using the ones mas to give gifts. Many during this busy time of cheese sauce if desired. Another expense that from year to year and only stores will have clearance the year. ½ cup low-fat Ricotta Nutrition information is often overlooked is adding a couple of new sales starting the day after For more information cheese per serving: 330 calories, extra babysitting fees, if things each year. Christmas. This is often on Dining In or financial Non-stick cooking spray 8 g. fat, 17 g. protein, 47 g. you have young children. Some family traditions a great time to purchase management, contact the Spray casserole or bak- carbohydrates, 2 g. fiber, Many times, parents want can be costly. Look at your clothing and other items. Howard County Extension ing dish with non-stick 420 mg sodium. ATTEND CHURCH THIS SUNDAY!

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Corinth First EBENEZER UMC HOLLY CREEK Center Point Baptist Church 318 West Dodson • Nashville Missionary Baptist Church 870-557-1173 Missionary 279 Corinth Road • Tollette, AR 705 Main St. • Dierks • 286-2010 Sun. School 9:30 a.m. each Sun. Sun. School 10:00 a.m. Baptist Church 870-983-2390 Sunday Worship 11:00 a.m. Sun. Morning Worship 10:50 a.m. 211 Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Church St. • Center Point Wed. Bible Study 6:00-7:00 p.m. Sun. Evening 5:00 p.m. Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship 11:00 a.m. Wednesday WOW 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study 6:00 p.m. Choir Rehearsal Wed. 5:00-6:00 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study 6:30 p.m. Morning Worship 11:00 a.m. Maurice Henry, Sr., Pastor Shirley White-Souder, Pastor Evening Service 5:00 p.m. “Open Hearts, Open Minds, Pastor: Bro. Clyde Mitchell “We not only have church, we praise the Lord” Radio Program: 9:45 Sunday Morning • B99.5 FM Bro. Alan Davis, Pastor Open Doors” Visit us at: www.hollycreekmbc.net Ridgeway Baptist Church (SBC) Corner of Peachtree & Hearn Futrell Marine Hwy. 371 • Prescott Hwy • Nashville Morris Drug Hwy. 371 845-1386 116 S. Main Sunday: Fellowship 9 a.m. Nashville Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Nashville (870) 845-3122 Morning Worship 10:30 a.m. Discipleship Training 5 p.m. (870) 845-1565 Evening Worship 6 p.m. Wednesday: Children/Youth/Adults 6:30 p.m. New Light Come worship with us! First Christian First Church of God C.M.E. Church Community Oriented & Christ Centered Church 500 N. Main • Nashville 1301 S. Mill Street • Nashville 946 MLK, Hwy 355, Tollette, AR (Corner of Main & Bishop) Elroy Stewart, Pastor Sunday School 9:45 a.m. 845-3241 Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Worship 11:00 a.m. • Youth 6:00 p.m. Sunday Bible School - 9:45 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 a.m. Wednesday evening service 6:00 p.m. Morning Worship - 10:45 a.m. Bible Study - Wednesday 4:30 p.m. Rev. Charles Green, Pastor Wednesday Bible Study 6:30 p.m. Minister: Jim Pinson Nashville News-Leader Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016 Farm 7B FIREWOOD Buy local, burn local By Emily Thompson products out of a quaran- reason being they aren’t U of A System tine zone. cleaned often enough. Division of Agriculture These products include “The primary problem When the cold arrives, nursery stock, green lum- is that people don’t clean so does bonfire and fire- ber with bark attached, it,” Campos said. place season and with it, pulpwood, stumps, roots, Chimneys serve to carry caveats about firewood branches, mulch, and liv- the byproducts of combus- safety. ing, dead, cut or fallen tion – including smoke One thing many might logs. -- out of the home. These Most memorable experiences not think about when talk- Arkansans are encour- byproducts leave a residue 1. Lying flat on my back still have a scar on my arm 9. Trying to ski between ing about firewood safety aged to burn only local behind on the chimney in the lobby of the Hyatt from waltzin’ into a rock the legs of an unsuspecting is insects. firewood, instead of fire- walls called creosote. Creo- Regency in Phoenix at 2 wall when he changed bunny at Angel Fire and “Firewood has been wood brought in from sote is highly combustible, a.m. I passed the carafe leads. getting my nose hooked implicated in the spread other parts of the state or and when the inner flue of Chablis to my reclining 6. The trip from Sioux in her ski clothing. I looked of several invasive pests,” the country, to help stop reaches a high enough colleague who looked at Falls to Platte with Diane, like a B-52 refueling in said Jon Barry, extension the spread of the emerald temperature, a chimney me and said, “Pardner, I Konni and JoAnne. They mid-air. forester at the University ash borer. fire can occur. don’t think you’re execu- tanked up on cervesa be- 10. Spending the night of Arkansas System Di- This is of special impor- Campos recommends tive material!” fore the trip and had to in Bennett, Idaho, getting vision of Agriculture’s tance to campers. cleaning your chimney 2. Mud wrestling with make a pit stop in some- my haircut in Welling- Southwest Research and Barry said campers once a year if you use your Hurricane Charlotte in San body’s cornfield along the ton, Kan., getting caught Extension Center. should obtain firewood fireplace regularly or once Juan Capistrano. It was way. I stood guard and in blizzards in Antoni- The Arkansas State from where they are camp- every two years if you’re there I lost $110 on a frog they scattered into the to, N.M., and Fairmont, Plant Board has put a quar- ing, instead of bringing it an occasional user. named Montezuma in the cornrows like quail. Minn., singin’ with Teense antine on a large portion of with them. A common held belief big frog-off. 7. Snorkeling in San in Saratoga, team roping Arkansas since the arrival Mohammad Bataineh, is that pine, or other soft 3. The tobacco-spitting Carlos Bay with one-armed on Dude, canoeing the Sac of the emerald ash borer, an assistant professor at woods, are hazardous to contest in Pasco where guide named Onofre. We in Missouri, Amtracking Agrilus planipennis Fair- the Arkansas Forest Re- burn in fireplaces because I placed third. As Tom speared three lobster, two the 6 a.m. Pioneer Flyer maire, in 2014. This inva- sources Center in Mon- they create an excessive Hall would say, “I used to carp, one scorpion fish, a out of Hastings; easting sive pest kills ash trees by ticello, said that signs of amount of creosote. couldn’t spit over my chin; Tecate can and one swim ravioli in a Chinese res- burrowing into the trunks infestation are defoliation According to the U.S. now I can spit all over it!” fin. taurant in Regina, cabrito of the trees and laying their of branches, woodpecker Department of Agricul- 4. One o’clock in the 8. Falling asleep on the in Stockdale and barbeque eggs. damage, shoots sprout- ture, pine is safe to burn morning; Saturday night, red-eye Big Sky Express in Pendleton; seein’ Mt. The larvae then feed on ing out of dormant buds as long as it is seasoned when I locked the key in from Miles City to Billings. Rushmore, the , the tissues that transport at the base of the tree or properly. Seasoned wood Red’s Cadillac outside the Everybody disembarked Mt. St. Helen’s and Ft. nutrients from the leaves extending a couple of feet is wood with a moisture Schroeder Dance Hall. I including the pilots and Morgan in the spring. to other parts of the plant, up the main stem, bark level of 20 percent or less. had to call a locksmith they pushed the plane off Lookin’ back, I’d say stopping the nutrient flow. splits on smaller trees and Pine takes a minimum from Victoria. It was a long the runway. Fortunately it’s been a pretty good life The emerald ash borer D-shaped exit holes on tree of six months of outdoor ride home. one of the mechanics left so far. is native to Asia. Since it trunks. drying time for it to be safe 5. Dancing with Mike at his lunch in the cockpit www.baxterblack.com was first discovered in the Bataineh is conducting to burn. the Hotel in Ely. I and found me. United States in Michi- research on the invasion, “As a kid, I always gan in 2002, it has spread spread and consequences heard that one should nev- to 27 states and parts of of the Emerald ash borer er burn pine in a fireplace Canada, according to the in Arkansas. or wood stove,” Barry Cattle conference Dec. 13 Emerald Ash Borer In- Fire safety mistakes said. “The reality is that formation Network. The Invasive pests are not cured pine creates no more Area experts and pro- time of the year,” said including borer, which is a bronze the only hazard people creosote than properly ducers will speak about Beck. Texas, Arkansas, Oklaho- or golden green hue with should be conscious of cured hardwood.” how to best prepare cattle Warm season grasses, ma and Louisiana. There metallic green wing cov- before building a fire. For more information for the winter months and like bermudagrass and will be two other speakers ers, measures about a half- Mauro Campos, bat- about firewood safety, visit maximize profitability in bahiagrass, are the main at the event, including: inch in length. Though talion chief in the Training http://www.uaex.edu/ an unpredictable market forages in southern Arkan- Derrell Peel, Oklahoma tiny, it has wrought big Division of the Fayetteville environment-nature/en- at the Four States Cattle sas. These grasses are in State University livestock damage, being blamed for Fire Department, said one ergy/firewood.aspx or Conference Dec. 13 in Tex- short supply in the colder market economist – Cattle the deaths of millions of of the biggest fire safety contact your county exten- arkana. months, while cattle nutri- Market Outlook ash trees. mistakes he sees is using sion agent. The meeting will begin tion requirements go up at Dave Lalman, Oklaho- Thirty-three counties flammable liquids, like The University of Ar- at 8 a.m. at the University the same time. This means ma State University Exten- in Arkansas are under the gasoline, to start fires. kansas System Division Center Building on the that producers need to sion beef cattle specialist – emerald ash borer quaran- Using flammable liq- of Agriculture offers all its campus of Texas A&M focus on diet supplemen- Mineral Supplementation tine and 14 counties have uids can cause fires to Extension and Research University, 7101 Univer- tation in order to ensure Following the speak- been confirmed to have grow too big, too quickly. programs and services sity Ave., Texarkana, Ark. that their cattle’s dietary ers, cattle producers from the beetle within their “Starting small is the without regard to race, Paul Beck, a professor needs are met. several states will have a borders: Bradley, Calhoun, best thing,” Campos said. color, sex, gender iden- and animal scientist at the The conference is geared panel discussion led by Clark, Cleveland, Colum- Campos suggests build- tity, sexual orientation, University of Arkansas specifically toward the Ryon Walker. bia, Dallas, Hempstead, ing up firewood slowly national origin, religion, System Division of Agri- Hot Spring, Lafayette, Ne- and using dry igniters. age, disability, marital or culture’s Southwest Re- vada, Ouachita, Randolph, Campos also stressed veteran status, genetic search and Extension Cen- Saline and Union. the importance of chim- information, or any other ter in Hope, Arkansas, will Burn local ney maintenance. He said legally protected status, talk to producers about It is illegal to move any his department responds and is an Affirmative Ac- winter cow nutrition. species of firewood or to a lot of chimney fires tion/Equal Opportunity “Producers need to test hardwood, or any ash tree this time of year, the main Employer. their hay and forage this 8B News Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016 Nashville News-Leader Listen Up! From the desk of Milton Puryear Howard County Veterans Services Officer Thanks to everybody involved in lunch to the veterans and this year the Veterans Day success! the veterans presented each DAR Our Veterans Day program con- member with a bouquet of red, white tinues to grow. We had 65 veterans and blue flowers in appreciation of in the formation, plus several others the meal they have served for the past on the side. several years. We also had a great group of DAR members are Ann Gath- AT CHALLENGE LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE. Murfreesboro High School friends and family, as well as a great right, Marilyn Bradley, Ann Parker, EAST students Keisha Gordwin, Jordan Gills, Morgan Cox and Kylan Humphry group from NJHS. Charlotte Gibson, Jean Ann Flaherty, attended the Arkansas Challenge Leadership Conference Nov. 17 at Arkan- We had several to speak to the vets Virginia Hardin, Judy Hile and Viv- sas Children’s Hospital. The conference taught students what values are, how and students, including Mayor Billy ian Pope. to shape their values, leadership skills for everyday life, working together as Ray Jones and NJHS Student Council The meal was cooked by Trish’s a team with those of different values and learn the importance of safer teen president Haili Bailey. State Sen. Larry BBQ, and meat was donated by driving laws with awareness of being safe on the road. The conference also Teague visited with the veterans and Tyson Foods and Nashville Bottling gave students the opportunity to network with other schools about the Arkansas was happy NOT to speak. Company. The veterans also thank Drive Smart/Battle of the Belt program. Marvin Hill, Howard County’s Donna Harding and Sherry Baxley senior veteran at 101 years (102 on for the wreath that is placed at the Dec. 27) also said a few words and monument to the county’s war dead. Wiley Chapel’s Womens Conference Dec. 3 reminded everyone he was still a They also fixed the bouquets given young man! to the DAR, and those flowers were The Wiley Chapel tion will start at 8:30 a.m. Church of Nashville, Ken- Following the ceremony each vet- a big hit. Methodist Church will followed by service at isha Taylor of Evangelist eran was given a bag of candy and Remember our military men and host its annual Womens 9:00. Temple Church of Min- a thank you note from the students. women as they serve all over the Conference Saturday, Dec. There will be three eral Springs and Lawana The DAR once again served a fine world. 3. guest speakers: Delores Griffin of Charity Temple Breakfast and registra- May of St. John Methodist Church of Ashdown. ••• White Cliffs News ••• Hempstead County inmate flees I was so excited about CHRISTIAN REFRESH- the holiday last week until ER; PSALMS 49:1-7 KJV hospital, caught later in Nashville I forgot to wish everyone a Hear this all ye people; An inmate who es- was in custody on a court treated and released at HAPPY THANKSGIVING. give ear, all ye inhabitants I hope it turned out well. of the world; Both high and caped custody the after- order for failure to appear 1:30 p.m. We celebrated on Friday as low, rich and poor, together. noon of Nov. 26 while and probation revocation “While being released a family, due to long work My mouth shall speak of being treated at Wadley after being transported Love ran out the door schedules and travel. Ev- wisdom; and the meditation Regional Hospital was from Dallas, Texas where of the hospital and fled erything turned out well. of my heart shall be of under- taken into custody with- he was arrested on Hemp- towards By- God blessed us with plenty bounds, and 7.3 assists per standing. I will incline mine out incident in Nashville stead County warrants. Pass,” according to Sheriff of love and food, and every- game. He won the NBA Final ear to a parable; I will open at approximately 10:10 At approximately 11:40 James Singleton. one returned home safely. Most Valuable Player Award my dark saying upon a harp. p.m. that same night. a.m. Nov. 26, detention Love was wearing an Thanks to the Tablers, I had for his efforts in leading the Wherefore should I fear Christopher Alexander officers were summoned orange Hempstead Coun- dinner both days. It came Lakers to a victory over the in the days of evil, when Love, 26, of Hope was re- to Love’s cell and found ty jumpsuit, no socks, no Philadelphia 76ers, winning right on time for dinner. iniquity of my heels shall turned to the Hempstead him to be suffering from a shoes when he escaped. Mount Zion Baptist four out of six games in compass me about? the Championship series. County Detention Center seizure. Detention officers Deputies found his jump- Church had regular wor- They that trust in their where escape charges are called emergency person- suit near the Landmark ship service on Sunday. Johnson competed in many wealth, and boast them- pending. nel and Love was trans- Church on the bypass. Rev. Koontz brought a very games throughout his ca- selves in the multitude of inspiring message on Job reer with the Lakers, and their riches; On Nov. 26 at approxi- ported via ambulance to Hope Police K-9 was and his troubles. We were winning NBA title at least None of them can by any mately 1:30 p.m. Love the hospital. called to assist and tracked inspired to listen and follow three more times. In 1987, he means redeem his brother, escaped custody after A detention transport Love to the by-pass. God’s plan. Stop worrying. received his first NBA MVP nor give to God a ransom arriving at the hospital officer was sent to the “It is believed that Love There were no emergen- award for his performance for him. by ambulance from the hospital and arrived with got in a vehicle,” the sher- cies in the Cliffs this week. on court - an honor he would LOVE IS THE KEY! detention center. Love the ambulance. Love was iff added. Prayers for the sick and receive again in 1989 and shut-ins are always wel- 1990. comed. Ruben Pauley is feel- In November 1991, Magic ing somewhat better, Hattie Johnson retired from the Jean Pauley is still in need of Lakers after revealing that prayer, also don’t forget Lela he had HIV, the virus that James and Michael Bowel. causes AIDS. Happy 18th birthday to His decision to go public Mikayla Smith, you know with his medical condition her as Sweetpea. This is the helped raise the awareness end of this chapter. about the disease. He estab- BLACKS IN HISTORY; lished the Magic Johnson Basketball icon MAG- Foundation for support of IC JOHNSON was born HIV/AIDS research efforts EARVIN JOHNSON, JR. and awareness program that on August 14, 1959, in Lan- same year. In 1992 Johnson sing, . Magic had a wrote the educational guide passion for basketball, and to WHAT TO DO TO AVOID would start practicing as AIDS. early as 7:30 a.m. Magic played in the 1992 He attended Everett High Summer Olympic games School. Johnson earned his in Barcelona, Spain, along famous nickname, “Magic”, with Michael Jordan and after a sportswriter wit- Larry Bird. He was part of nessed him score 36 points, the “American Dream Team” 16 rebounds, and a 16 assists that won the gold medal. in a single game. He was inducted into the Magic Johnson attended College of Basketball Hall Michigan State University of Fame. for two years, leaving college Today is is living healthy after two years, Johnson was and happy with his wife drafted by the Los Angeles “Cookie”, and daughter Eli- Lakers in 1979. sa and son Andre. He credits He did well his first sea- his wife for getting him back son (1979-80) with the team, to God for his wellbeing and averaging 18 points, 7.7 re- success. Nashville News-Leader Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016 News 9B

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE QUORUM COURT OF HOWARD COUNTY, ARKANSAS AN ORDINANCE TO BE ENTITLED: AN ORDINANCE TO PROVIDE FOR THE LEVYING OF TAXES FOR THE CALENDAR YEAR OF 2017 ORDINANCE NO: 2016-15 BE IT ENACTED BY THE QUORUM COURT OF HOWARD COUNTY, ARKANSAS: SECTION 1: The Tax Committee of Howard County, Arkansas, has presented its Report of the taxing units of Howard County, Arkansas, to the Quorum Court, a true and correct copy of which is attached hereto and incorporated herein for all purposes as if set our word for word herein. SECTION 2: The aforesaid report is approved in all respects. SECTION 3: The millages listed in the aforesaid report are to be levied on the respective taxing units of Howard County, Arkansas on the valuation the Assessor has put on the tax books to be collected in the calendar year of 2017. SECTION 4: This ordinance to be in full force and effect from and after its passage. Kevin Smith, County Judge ATTEST: Brenda Washburn, County Clerk November 21, 2016 HOWARD COUNTY MILLAGE TO BE COLLECTED IN 2017 FROM EACH TAXING UNIT (PERSONAL) FROM EACH TAXING UNIT (2016 TAXES DUE IN 2017) SD #10 31.7 SD #20 43.0 SD #30 34.0 SD #80 44.0 SD #11 34.0 SD #16 41.0 SD #79 44.0 COUNTY GENERAL 3.6 COUNTY ROAD 2.0 COUNTY LIBRARY 1.0 NASHVILLE 1.6 DIERKS 1.7 MINERAL SPRINGS* 3.9 TOLLETTE 4.5 STREETS .001 (1/2 Of Road Millage)

TOTAL MILLAGE (including School, County, City) SD #10 38.3 SD #10 NA 39.9 SD #20 49.6 SD #20 DI 51.3 SD #30 40.6 SD #30 MI* 43.5 SD #30 TO 45.1 SD #80 50.6 SD #11 40.6 SD #11 TO 45.1 SD #16 47.6 SD #79 50.6 Witness my had and seal this 21 day of November, 2016. Brenda Washburn, County & Probate Clerk HOWARD COUNTY MILLAGE TO BE COLLECTED IN 2017 FROM EACH TAXING UNIT REAL ESTATE (2016 TAXES DUE IN 2017) SD #10 31.7 SD #20 43.0 SD #30 34.0 SD #80 44.0 SD #11 34.0 SD #16 41.0 SD #79 44.0 COUNTY GENERAL 3.6 COUNTY ROAD 2.0 COUNTY LIBRARY 1.0 NASHVILLE 1.6 DIERKS 1.7 MINERAL SPRINGS* 3.9 TOLLETTE 4.5 STREETS .001 (1/2 Of Road Millage TOTAL MILLAGE (including School, County, City) SD #10 38.3 SD #10 NA 39.9 SD #20 49.6 SD #20 DI 51.3 SD #30 40.6 SD #30 MI* 44.5 SD #30 TO 45.1 SD #80 50.6 SD #11 40.6 SD #11 TO 45.1 SD #16 47.6 SD #79 50.6 Witness my hand and seal this 21 day of November, 2016. Brenda Washburn, County & Probate Clerk (HCC: 22) 10B Classified Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016 Nashville News-Leader

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The December dates for the Murfreesboro First of holidays in Arkansas United Methodist Church’s annual Toy Fair and Advent Feast have been set. The Toy Fair will be held Friday, Dec. 2 from Post your photos online from Trail of Holiday Lights 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nearly 60 communities #ArkansasTrailofHoli- Northeast corner of Ar- luminaries and offers On Dec. 3, the church’s Mission House, which will take part in this year’s dayLights. kansas. The Lights of the candlelight tours through will distribute free food bags, will be also be open Arkansas Trail of Holiday This year’s highlights Delta in Blytheville boasts December 10. Hot Springs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lights. Local events and include: over six million sparklers decorates its historic The FUMC Advent Feast will be held on Satur- day, Dec. 10 from 5-7 p.m. in the church’s Family decorations are as varied and more than 48 major downtown, while Gar- Center. The meal will include a free Christmas as the towns themselves, Favorite traditions in motion displays. Jingle van Woodland Gardens dinner open to the community. Takeouts will not with visitors able to ex- this area of the state in- Bell Park hosts Santa’s features more than four be available. perience live nativities, clude riding the Holiday Workshop and hayrides million lights throughout The church is located at 403 Second Avenue in parades, tree lighting Express Train on the Ar- are also offered. 17 acres. In El Dorado you Murfreesboro. ceremonies, illuminated kansas & Missouri Rail- Lower Delta can witness an elaborate displays, open houses, road and ice skating at Christmas Wonderland lights display throughout concerts, visits with Santa Lawrence Plaza in Ben- is a half-mile of lights, ani- downtown, and at nearby and more. tonville. In Jasper you can mated displays, a 30-foot Smackover, the Muse- The Trail of Holiday get a look at “Arkansas oval train, drive-through um of Natural Resources Lights brochure is avail- reindeer” -- the elk living lighted tunnel, bubble and turns Oil Field Park into able both online at www. around the Buffalo Na- snow machines, a light a winter wonderland of Arkansas.com/Trailof- tional River, and in Eureka show and an appearance animated displays and HolidayLights and in Springs, the downtown by Frosty the Snowman. lights. printed version. area dazzles with glitter- All this, and more, is locat- Central Arkansas Printed copies are ing lights. ed just three miles north of The Arkansas State available at all Arkansas North Central Arkan- Crossett. Marianna has a Capitol will once again Welcome Centers and at sas lighted downtown square host families to view its participating Arvest, Best Batesville shines and a Victorian theme sparkling rotunda, along Western and Subway loca- with thousands of lights decorating the city park. with indoor decorations tions. throughout downtown. Floating lighted displays galore. Sherwood Forest You can also re- Ark. 178 and the city lim- at the Wiley A. McGehee lights up nightly and fea- quest a copy by calling its of Bull Shoals will be Memorial Park are the tures a mile of displays, 1-800-NATURAL or twinkling. The Cleburne town of McGehee’s way the Sherwood Express emailing info@arkansas. County Courthouse in of celebrating the season. and Santa Claus. Jack- com. Heber Springs is decked Pine Bluff’s Enchanted sonville City Hall is also Whichever version you out again this year, as is Land of Lights and Leg- set aglow, as is the Saline prefer, get a copy and the historic courthouse ends is a drive-through County Courthouse in start planning your trip square in Mountain View. lights display with more Benton, which offers a ga- or trips. There’ll be lights, You can listen to the glori- than 280 scenes depicted zebo for visits with Santa. lights, and more lights ous sounds of Caroling in along the 1.3-mile route Conway boasts the largest waiting for you. the Caverns at Blanchard in Pine Bluff/Jefferson artificial Christmas tree on Post photos of your Springs through Dec. 18. County Regional Park. display in the state. experience on Facebook. Upper Delta Southwest Arkansas For more information, com/ArkansasStateTour- One of the largest light Historic Washington visit www.Arkansas. ism and on Instagram (@ displays in The Natu- State Park lights its pre- com/TrailofHoliday- arkansas) with the hashtag ral State is based in the served cityscape with Lights. ANRC approves $17,500 grant for Howard County The Arkansas Natural Resources ment Fund to Howard County, ac- install several valves in the system Commission has announced ap- cording to Commission Chairman to be able to isolate leaks and reduce proval of a grant in an amount up Mike Carter. water loss,” said Mark Bennett, wa- to $17,500 from the Water Develop- “These funds will be used to ter development division manager.

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HELP WITH OPEN ENROLLMENT. Samantha Turbeville, Kaitlyn Gunn and INDUCTION CEREMONY. The Lochridge Place farm of Howard County re- Gwen Sparks at Howard Memorial Hospital offer free, in-person assistance cently was inducted into the Arkansas Century Farm Program during a cer- with insurance Open Enrollment. emony at the state Capitol. Those attending the ceremony include (adults) Gov. , Jennifer Young Brown, Patsy Harris Young, David E. Young, Major Dave Young, Christy Young, Bethany Harris, Scott Harris, Matilda Young Open Enrollment assistance and Arkansas Secretary of Agriculture Wes Ward; (children) Fletcher Young, Ruby Young, Scarlett Harris and Andy Harris available at Howard Memorial Howard County farm inducted into In communities from coast to coast, assistance is available at Howard Memo- thousands of enrollment specialists are rial Hospital. Open Enrollment runs from gearing up to help Americans learn about through January 31, 2017. Arkansas Century Farm Program their options and sign up for coverage at For more information, contact one of HealthCare.gov. our enrollment specialists to assist you. A Howard County chards and several barns located in the following 29 As part of the effort to get the word out Call Samantha Turbeville, Kaitlyn Gunn farm is among 44 Arkan- and a blacksmith shop. counties: Arkansas, Ash- about Open Enrollment, free, in-person or Gwen Sparks at 870-845-4400. sas farms which were in- Later Fletch- ley, Boone, Clay, Colum- ducted into the Arkansas er and Ruby Harris (Ti- bia, Conway, Craighead, Century Farm Program nie’s daughter) raised Crawford, Crittenden, Financial Focus • Edwards Jones Investments during a ceremony at the chickens. The late Cecil Cross, Desha, Faulkner, state Capitol earlier this Harris, Patsy’s brother, Garland, Howard, Jack- Everyone benefits when you make charitable gifts month. owned the land for a few son, Jefferson, Johnson, The Lochridge Place years and raised cows and Logan, Lonoke, Monroe, Now that we are in the its website. You can also go will be limited to a percent- farm, established in 1904, chickens. Today Patsy and Pike, Poinsett, Prairie, heart of the holiday sea- to the website of one of the age of your adjusted gross son, you may be thinking agencies that evaluates chari- income.) of Howard County was David E. Young, their son Scott, Sharp, St. Francis, about ways you can put your table groups. On these sites, You can do more than among the inductees. The Major Dave Young and Union, Washington, and money where your heart is. you can get a lot of informa- simply write a check, how- Arkansas Century Farm wife Christy work the White. A complete list Specifically, you might be tion dealing with a charity’s ever. If you have stocks that program recognizes Ar- farm, located in the Fel- of all 341 farms may be pondering which groups you effectiveness, income, spend- have grown significantly kansas farms of at least lowship Community. found at http://aad.ar- should support with chari- ing and other topics. in value, you may want to 10 acres owned by the “Agriculture is part kansas.gov/Pages/Cen- table gifts. And as long as you After you’ve identified a donate them to a charitable same family for a century of the fabric, fiber and turyFarmList.aspx choose groups that meet the charity, or charities, you can group. You will be allowed a or more. culture of Arkansas,” said The Arkansas Agricul- right criteria, your generosity decide how much you want charitable deduction for the Lochridge Place was Gov. Asa Hutchinson at ture Department began can also be rewarding to you, to give and how you want full fair market value of the purchased in 1904 for the induction ceremony. the Century Farm pro- in the form of tax benefits. to give it. If the charity has gift on the date of the trans- To begin with, you’ll want 501(c)(3) status (named after fer, even if your original cost $150 by Tinie Lochridge, “These families represent gram in 2012 as a way to to make sure you are giving the section of the Internal was only a fraction of today’s Patsy Harris Young’s a commitment to agricul- highlight the contribu- to a reputable charity. That Revenue Code that governs value. Furthermore, you will grandmother. Tinie, her ture and a commitment tions of these families to means you’ll need to ask such groups), your gift can avoid the capital gains taxes husband Henry Glov- to family values,” he said. the agriculture industry some questions. How does offer you a tax deduction. you’d have to pay if you sold er, and Charles Wagner, Including the induct- as well as their overall a group measure its effec- So, for example, if you are the stock, provided you’ve their hired man, were ees, 341 farms are cur- contributions to the state. tiveness? Is it devoting as in the 25% tax bracket, and held the stock for at least a quite self-sufficient, ac- rently recognized by the Applications for 2017 much of its contributions as you give $1,000 to a qualified year. cording to Young. They Arkansas Century Farm Century Farm Inductees possible to the actual work charity, you can subtract the In any case, whether you raised cotton, cows, food Program. The 44 newly in- will open in February of the organization, or is it $1,000 from your adjusted give cash or appreciated crops, had a dairy, or- ducted Century Farms are 2017. spending too much money gross income, which will assets, you’ll need to make on administrative costs? Gen- result in tax savings of $250. your gift by Dec. 31 if you’re erally, a worthwhile charity Upon making your gift, make going to deduct it on your should spend at least 75% of sure you get a receipt that 2016 taxes. So be as generous MSES RAPTRS its income on programs. You lists the name of the orga- as you can afford, think about Howard County’s Sales and Use after school team may be able to find this type nization and the date and the effect of your gift on your Tax Distribution for Oct. 2016 of information on a charitable amount of your contribution. own financial situation – and gets $500 grant group’s annual report and (Your maximum deduction be prepared to act soon. RECEIPTS HOWARD CO. Deposit ...... $466,674.48 Mineral Springs El- State service charge ...... 14,000.23 ementary Robotics Al- Interest earned ...... 77.43 gorithmic Programming Vending decals ...... 2.42 Technology Resourceful Amount distributed $462,754.10 Safety (RAPTRS) Team has announced the team Hospital tax collected: $184,637.87 has received a $500 grant from Blackmon Oil for the HOWARD COUNTY DISTRIBUTION Exxon Mobile Educational Dierks City Treasurer #1 ...... $13,527.79 Alliance Program. Dierks City Treasurer #2 ...... 3,381.95 “We are in our first year Mineral Springs City Treasurer #1 ...... 14,423.27 of our after school pro- Mineral Springs City Treasurer #2 ...... 3,605.82 gram where our students Nashville City Treasurer #1 ...... 56,246..44 work on different types of Nashville City Treasurer #2 ...... 13,811.38 technologies with an em- Tollette City Treasurer #1...... 2,865.56 phasis on robotics. We are Tollette City Treasurer #2...... 716.38 excited about our program Howard County (Jail) ...... 41,159.46 and thankful to Blackmon Oil for their generosity,” Cossatot Community College UofA ...... 41,159.46 said Rob Plant. Howard County (Road & Landfill) ...... 78,575.80 Howard County (General fund)...... 19,643.95 Total Distributed ...... $462,754.10 SOURCE: Howard County Treasurer Sheri Mixon