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Arkansas County 4-H Convention
The annual Arkansas County 4-H Convention was held on October 15 at the Arkansas County Courthouse in Dewitt.  The convention began at 6:00 p.m....

2nd Annual Arkansas County Clean Up Derby
The sounds of metal crashing into metal, sputtering engines, and cheers from the crowd filled the Fall night air during the 2nd Annual Arkansas...

DeWitt Hospital Nursing Home Auxiliary Hosts Linen Sale
Most would agree that after a long, hard day, climbing into a bed that is fitted with smooth, soft sheets is one of life’s greatest pleasures....

Photo by Katie Sollars Front row: Paula Danner Kinnard of Maumelle, Frankie Jemerson Owens of Cassco, Debby Varnadore Bowlin of DeWitt, Andrea Landon Wright of DeWitt, Betty West Vansandt of DeWitt, Judy Allen McSwain of Gillett, Linda Hopper Work of Pine Bluff, Carol Jacobs Roberson of Stuttgart. Second row: Carolyn Carter Roach of DeWitt, Alice Hughes Day of Benton, Noretta Hardnett Webb of Detroit, MI, Elsie Dian Moss Bynum of Hazen, Robbie Hardnett Hobbs of Stuttgart, Sheila Vansandt Harvey of Vilonia, Freddie Smith Duriso of Beaumont, Texas, Marsha Lynch Howe of DeWitt, Twila James Allen of DeWitt, Carey Dale Bradley of Dallas, Texas. Third row: Dr. Randy Hestir of DeWitt, Carl Clark of Detroit, MI, Roger Huntsman of Little Rock, Doylene Williams Hinze of Heth, Brenda Bennett Meins of Almyra, Peggy Shepherd Lindsey of Minden, LA, Beverly Henderson Parker of Little Rock, Vickie Stricklin Pannell of Maumelle, Cathy Hall Michael of Little Rock, Anita Lehmann Grimes of McGehee, Becky Stone Eden McDonald of Sherwood, James “Hootie” Bouscher of DeWitt. Fourth row: Dr. Joe O’Neal of Memphis, TN, Jerry Capps of DeWitt, Bobby Burton of Stuttgart, Randy Purdy of Jonesboro, Elmo Mannis of DeWitt, Floyd Beedle of Stuttgart, Larry Yarbrough of Stuttgart, Jerry Roach of DeWitt, Chuck Wilson of DeWitt, Jerry Tolbert of DeWitt,  Lee Lorick of Haughton, LA, , Jerry Fly of DeWitt, Frank Raines of Pine Mountain, GA. Not pictured: Kirby Austin of DeWitt. DHS Class of 1968 Celebrates 50th Reunion
The years seemed to melt away as the DeWitt High School Class of 1968 began to recognize each other at their 50th reunion held Friday and Saturday,...

Arkansas County Conservation District Celebrates 20th Year of...
Living in a farming community, one can be certain of hearing stories of someone who has been affected by a farm related injury or death. According...

Arkansas County 4-H Clubs Reorganize
In 4‑H, we believe in the power of young people! 4-H is a fun and educational program where kids “learn by doing.” The mission of 4-H is to provide opportunities for youth...
(L-R) 2018 Miss Arkansas County Rice, Sydney Dumond, Daniel Gordon- 1st place, Marissa Johnson- 2nd place, Meredith Eggerman- 3rd place, Hope Freeman- honorable mention, and  Michael Stillwell-honorable mention. 2018 Miss Arkansas County Rice Sponsors DES Art Contest
During Sydney Dumond’s time as Miss Arkansas County Rice, she had several tasks on her agenda that she wanted to complete. One of the main tasks...

4th Annual DeWitt Harvest Fest
As the clouds rolled out and the skies turned blue, game and vendor booths were set up inside the exhibit building at the Arkansas County...

Search for Wanted Felon
UPDATE: On Monday, October 22, 2018, Sheriff Todd Wright reported the Roy Moore had been captured by Arkansas County Sheriff's Office Deputy,...

Homecoming Parade and Pep Assembly Goes Outdoors
Due to the large number of senior Dragon football players and homecoming maids, the 2018 Homecoming Parade and Pep Assembly was relocated to the...

Gillett EHC Studies Ballot Issues
The Gillett Extension Homemakers Club held its October meeting on Tuesday, October 9, in the Fellowship Hall of Gillett United Methodist Church with Debbie Daniels as...
DeWitt School Board Gives Annual Report to the Public
On Tuesday, October 9, 2018, the DeWitt School Board gave their annual report to the public. Under ACT 35 and the School Accreditation Standards, the Board is required to...
Currie – Long Engagement
Heath and Kristie Williams, of Almyra, and Chuck and Connie Currie, of Wynne, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter,...

7th Grade Dragons Remain Undefeated
On Thursday, October 11th, the DeWitt Dragon 7th Grade football team traveled to Warren to take on the Lumberjacks. The Dragons were able to upset...

Vehicle Catches Fire at Local Business
At approximately 11:40 a.m. on Thursday, October 11th, a vehicle caught fire in the parking lot of Piggly Wiggly. DeWitt Fire Department responded...