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B.B. Donnell

Feb 23rd, 2012 | By admin | Category: Obituaries

B.B. Donnell, 88, of Kensett, passed away February 18, 2012. He was born August 21, 1923 in Enwright, Arkansas to the late John A. and Mattie Florrie Neir Donnell. He is survived by two sons, Johnny Donnell ,  and Bernard Donnell of McRae; three daughters, Marsha Clause, Rose Harris of Kensett and Velma Swain of [...]



What’s Left?

Feb 23rd, 2012 | By admin | Category: Opinion

As I write this - on Tuesday night - I’m watching one of my favorite stupid shows on tv - Raising Hope. And in contrast to this - I just finished watching a couple of hours about the Clinton presidency on AETN. It’s kind of like my CD’s in my car - I have WOW [...]



State Representative Jeremy Gillam Announces Run for Re-Election

Feb 23rd, 2012 | By admin | Category: Top Story

State Representative Jeremy Gillam is running for re-election to Arkansas House of Representatives. He is currently serving his first term. “The opportunity to serve and represent the citizens of this district is a great honor. It is a responsibility that I take very seriously,” said Gillam.
As a result of the 2010 census, the current [...]



Badger Wrestlers Finish Third in State

Feb 23rd, 2012 | By admin | Category: Sports

by C. Michael Long
Staff Sports Writer
LITTLE ROCK– The Badger wrestling team recently competed in the State Championship Wrestling Tournament at the Jack Steven’s Arena in Little Rock and placed third overall in the state. The Badger’s had several All-State Selections, including State Champions Pearson Sloan (1A-5A) 160# and Bradley Gann (1A-5A) 195#, finishing 1st overall in [...]



AAC’s Artmobile to Visit ASU-Beebe

Feb 23rd, 2012 | By admin | Category: News and Features

The Arkansas Arts Center’s Artmobile will be at Arkansas State University-Beebe’s Owen Center, Monday, February 27 through Friday, March 2, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
The Artmobile is a 40 plus feet mobile gallery containing original works of art from the Arts Center’s permanent collection. Locally, this Artmobile [...]



Liles to Seek Re-Election as White County Tax Collector

Feb 23rd, 2012 | By admin | Category: News and Features

Sue Liles, the current White county Tax Collector, has announced her candidacy for re-election. Liles has served as the elected official for the past nine years. As collector, Liles and her staff of six are responsible for the collecting and maintaining records for over $49 million tax dollars collected on personal property, real estate, producing [...]



Chamber Banquet Set for May 24th with AG&FC’s Steve “Wildman” Wilson

Feb 23rd, 2012 | By admin | Category: News and Features

Steve “Wildman” Wilson, Public Affairs Coordinator for Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, will be the featured speaker for the annual banquet of Beebe Chamber of Commerce, scheduled for May 24, 2012, in the ASU-Beebe
Student Center. Silent auction begins at 6:00 p.m., and the program begins at 7:00.
In addition to the featured presentation and the auctions, [...]



Vaughn J. (Bud) Loyd

Feb 22nd, 2012 | By admin | Category: Obituaries

Vaughn J. (Bud) Loyd, was born March 20, 1943 to William Vaughn and Violet Loyd, and passed from this life February 17, 2012. Bud was a proud navy veteran and retired from American Airlines. He is preceded in death by his father and one granddaughter Crystal Renee Cox. He is survived by his wife, Wanda [...]



Coleda Faye Bell

Feb 22nd, 2012 | By admin | Category: Obituaries

Coleda Faye Bell, age 78 of Roosevelt, died Saturday, February 18, 2012. Born September 3, 1933 in Banner, Arkansas. She is survived by two sons, Ronnie and Danny Bell; three daughters, Helen Smothers of Beebe, Susan Bell Lutner, Sharon Brooks of Roosevelt Funeral services Feb. 21 at Roosevelt Missionary Baptist Church with interment at Roosevelt [...]



LaVerne Benton Eaker

Feb 22nd, 2012 | By admin | Category: Obituaries

LaVerne Benton Eaker, of White Hall, passed away Wednesday, February 15, 2012. Born August 17, 1928 in Beebe, Arkansas to the late Ted and Bell Benton. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Reverend Lex H. Eaker; son, Danny Eaker; sister, Shawnee Porter.
LaVerne is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth Eaker; brother, D.L. [...]