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Side view Tree Falls, Destroying Family Home
Two DeWitt locals were forced out of their home after a huge tree crushed the structure on South Main Street during the high winds last Monday....


2015 Awards Group Photo GRAND PRAIRE CHAPTER EARNS STATE DAR AWARDS
GRAND PRAIRE CHAPTER EARNS STATE DAR AWARDS: Members of the Grand Prairie Chapter DAR are pictured here during the March chapter meeting at the...


Council Member Dallas Traylor is sworn in by South Arkansas County District Court Judge Park Eldridge. City Council Welcomes New Alderman
The DeWitt City Council meeting April 11 started with Southern Arkansas County District Court Judge Park Eldridge swearing in Dallas Traylor as...


Project Director Wendy Talbot, left, and GDAH Executive Director Mellie Bridwell, right, accept check from Susan G. Komen for the Cure-Arkansas Affiliate Executive Director Sherrye McBryde, center, at presentation luncheon in Little Rock. $167K Grant to Expand Life Saving Services in Arkansas County
In 2015, the Greater Delta Alliance for Health’s (GDAH) Access Project Pink/Reach Every Woman program allowed for 450 women throughout Southeast...


L-R Jim Tucker, Nan Davenport, Keith Connell, Christine Smith, December, Hood, Mary McCarty, Judge Best, Megan  Whitcomb, Melissa Bitner, Darlene Sanders, Judy Coit, Rita Wolfe. Arkansas County Quorum Court
Arkansas County Quorum Court met last Tuesday and began the meeting with a proclamation to declare the month of April as National 911 Month. ...


Joe Johnson gives speech during dedication, surrounded by Brice’s family and DBSA Board members Brice Stoddard Field Dedication
On Tuesday, April 12th, DBSA kicked off the 2016 ball season. This of course, was an exciting day for many, but the best part of the day was the...


Ann's repurposed quilt runner and topper The Grand Prairie Quilt Society Meeting
The Grand Prairie Quilt Society met on April 13 for their quarterly sit n' sew at the First Christian Church fellowship hall with twelve members...


Catherine and her son Jay Bednar Master Gardeners Hold Spring Plant Sale and Luncheon
The 2016 Spring Plant Sale and Luncheon was a fun time for all this past Saturday. There were a variety of plants to choose from at a great price....


“Boots” the cat is hard to hold Saturday morning, but his owner, James Riechenbach and Dr. Prescott finally get him vaccinated. Rabies Vaccine Clinic Held in St. Charles
Charles and Dr. Robert Prescott of Pet Tracks, DeWitt hosted their annual Rabies Vaccine Clinic, Saturday at the Fire Station in St. Charles. Dr....


Jaylyn Bartley, Cassie Beard, Emma Green, Riley Jo Smith, Ava-Grace Grantham, Kara Holzhauer and Mollie McClain show off their gymnastic skills to, “What Do You Mean”. X Factor Dance Recital
The sixth and final recital of The X Factor Dance Studio was held Sunday at The Grand Prairie Center in Stuttgart. The performance, aptly titled,...


Farmer and Merchants Bank Names Vansandt Community Bank President
Farmers and Merchants Bank President and CEO Gary Hudson, on behalf of the Board of Directors, has named Kirk Vansandt Community Bank President for...


Morton and Edmondson Turkey Hunt in Kansas
Henlee Morton and Gracie Edmondson bagged two turkeys each on a youth hunt in Kansas. Henlee’s T-Pop, Thayn Morton and Gracie’s dad, Tim Edmondson...


Sparks Kills First Turkey
Twelve-year-old Austin Sparks bagged his first turkey on the Dale Bumpers North Unit Youth Hunt this past Saturday morning with his papa.


Baked Potato Bash
The Baked Potato Bash was held Monday, April 4 at Phillips Community College. It is a fundraiser for the Arkansas County Single Parent Scholarship program. Scholarships are...
The Hargrove Family: Riley, Amanda, Reese, Barnes, and Bradley Barnes Hargrove Plays in Miracle League
Of all the stories I have covered, Barnes Hargrove’s debut in The Miracle League, is with out a doubt the most touching. It was the most...