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Letter to the Editor

Sep 29th, 2011 | By admin | Category: Opinion

Dear Editor,
This letter is in response to Mayor  Mike Robertson’s letter last week.
If you have been reading this paper the last few years you would have read about the differences the Mayor and I have had over the flooding concerns in Beebe. But the Mayor is correct about what happened at the trial. The attorney [...]



What’s Left?

Sep 29th, 2011 | By admin | Category: Opinion

Hasn’t the weather been great?  Each day you go outside and say, “It’s really great to be alive today!”  That is the great thing about fall in Arkansas. I don’t really believe you would appreciate the great days if you lived in Florida or somewhere the weather didn’t change very much. It’s just good to [...]



Kimberly Dawn Graham

Sep 29th, 2011 | By admin | Category: Obituaries

Kimberly Dawn Graham’s sweet spirit entered the gates of heaven on September 18, 2011.  Kimberly, age 46, Searcy, AR, was born November 1, 1964 at Chula Vista, CA and was a member of the First Baptist Church of McRae, McRae, AR.  She graduated from McRae High School and continued her education with a license in [...]



Bernice Watson

Sep 29th, 2011 | By admin | Category: Obituaries

Bernice Watson, 97, of Beebe, Arkansas, was born August 19, 1914 at Mt. Vernon, Arkansas, to John and Maude Fowlkes, and she died Tuesday, September 27, 2011.  She was a loving mother and a Christian.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Freeland Watson; daughter, Betty McKay; son, Lawrence Freeland Watson, Jr.; and [...]



Gladys May Carpenter

Sep 29th, 2011 | By admin | Category: Obituaries

Gladys May Carpenter, 83, of Beebe, Arkansas, passed away Monday, September 19, 2011, at the Beebe Retirement Center.  She was born February 16, 1928 in Fremont, Indiana to Jay and Dorothy Maugherman.  In 1947 she married Bill Carpenter and they resided in Angola, Indiana until 1959 when they moved to Beebe, Arkansas.  To this union [...]



What’s Left? By Lee McLane

Sep 22nd, 2011 | By admin | Category: Opinion

I hope you think about and realize how fortunate you are to live in the United States of America. I think about it often and sometimes when I hear of bizarre news stories from other countries (which is every day) it makes me more thankful that I live here. Case in point - yesterday I [...]



Letter to the Editor

Sep 22nd, 2011 | By admin | Category: Opinion

Injustice in the Courtroom
Editor’s Note:
This letter is Mayor Mike Robertson’s response to an article published  Saturday in the Ark. Democrat Gazette regarding the week-long trial in federal court by 14 groups of homeowners from the Windwood Meadows subdivision (Birchwood, Tori and April streets in Windwood) who claimed that the Union Pacific Railroad Corp. were responsible [...]



Lucille Kinney

Sep 22nd, 2011 | By admin | Category: Obituaries

Lucille Kinney, 91, of Beebe, Arkansas, was born September 28, 1919, at Bradford, Arkansas, to Frank and Inez (Burrow) Land, and she died Tuesday, September 20, 2011.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Melville Kinney; her parents; and her two sisters, Marie and Vivian.  Lucille is survived by her son, Reggie (Jackie) Kinney of [...]



Mary Annabelle Burnett Powers

Sep 22nd, 2011 | By admin | Category: Obituaries

Mary Annabelle Burnett Powers, 95, of Little Rock died September 18, 2011.
A private family graveside service will be held in Beebe.  A public memorial service will be held at Oak Park Baptist Church (I-430 & Stagecoach Road) on Sunday evening, September 25 at 6:00 pm.  To sign Annabelle’s online guest book visit www.dialanddudleyfuneralhome.com



Coy E. Daugherty

Sep 22nd, 2011 | By admin | Category: Obituaries

Coy E. Daugherty, age 81, of Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, passed away Friday, September 16, 2011.
Coy retired from the Air Force as a Chief Master Sgt. and then worked for a Colorado School District for 20 years.  Coy was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend; he will be dearly missed.  He loved the game [...]