Archive for December 2011

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Letter to the Editor

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

Dear Editor,
An Open Letter to Walmart
Approaching Beebe from Little Rock, I was delighted by the sign, “Beebe—Your Dream Hometown.” We have loved living here for these sixteen years—the fine people, the lovely natural setting, the sense of community.  Now, Walmart is coming to Beebe, our dream hometown! We are pleased by the prospect of prosperity, [...]

What’s Left?

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

I hope you had a great Christmas!  We did. It was eating and getting together for three nights in a row - but it was fun! I’ve got to admit - I’m really tired of turkey and dressing and we only had it once. But in a few weeks, I’ll be hungry for it again.
At [...]

John “Jack” Ferrell

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

John “Jack” Ferrell, age 70, of Beebe died December 24, 2011.  He was born to Elvin and Clara (Walker) Ferrell.
He loved and enjoyed working in his yard, feeding the birds, and spending time in his shop.
John is survived by his wife, Judy of Beebe; one brother, Lynn Ferrell of Ripley, Tennessee; three sisters, Ruth Ann [...]

What’s Left?

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

Well - this is the week! Christmas is here - or will be Sunday!  I hope you’re more ready for it than I am. But I will get there - even if it’s last minute.
So much is happening. All the troops from Arkansas serving in Iraq have come home as of Tuesday. That is great! [...]

Brian Keith Johnson

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

Brian Keith Johnson, age 50, of El Paso, Arkansas died December 18, 2011 at The Beebe Retirement Center after an extended illness.
Keith was born to Donald P. and Geneva Ward Johnson on August 23, 1961 in North Little Rock.  He graduated from Beebe High School and was employed for several years by Southwest Airlines [...]

Eli Tejera Perez, Sr.

Dec 15th, 2011 | By admin | Category: Obituaries

Eli Tejera Perez, Sr., 75, of Ward, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, December 11, 2011.  He was born August 6, 1936 in Magueyes, Barceloneta, Puerto Rico, to the late Oscar and Silvestra Tejera Perez.  Eli was a member of Jesus Name Lighthouse Pentecostal Church in Beebe and the American Legion [...]

What’s Left?

Dec 15th, 2011 | By admin | Category: Opinion

Are you at the Grinch point yet? You know - too much shopping, cooking, parties, etc. for this Christmas season. I’m not there yet because I haven’t done too much of the shopping, cooking, parties - yet. I guess I will have to do some but still - the added stress to my life just [...]

What’s Left?

Dec 8th, 2011 | By admin | Category: Opinion

As I sit here writing this column, it is snowing - ever so lightly - outside. Weird. Dec. 6th and we have a little snow. That is very early for us here. We had about 7 inches of rain Sunday and Monday - just think if that was snow. Isn’t it 3-5 inches of snow [...]

Naomi Ealey

Dec 8th, 2011 | By admin | Category: Obituaries

Naomi Ealey, 98, of Beebe, Arkansas, was born December 23, 1912, at Beebe, to Roy and Carmen (King) Ealey, and she died Tuesday, December 6, 2011.  She was a member of First United Methodist Church.
Visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. Friday, December 9, 2011, at Westbrook Funeral Home, Beebe, with funeral to follow at 10:00 [...]

Jerry D. Sadler

Dec 8th, 2011 | By admin | Category: Obituaries

Jerry D. Sadler, 67, of Romance, died on December 2, 2011. He was born June 12, 1944 to Garlan and Jessie Sadler in Seminole, Texas. Jerry was born eighth in a family of ten children. He served his country in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War. Jerry retired after a lengthy career [...]