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Monday, June 17, 2019

The Karen Whisenhunt Chicken Dinner and Silent Auction Benefit held Saturday, June 8, raised around $7,800. It was reported over 100 dinners were purchased and over 60 people stayed for the auction! There were so many items donated for auction, I could not begin to count them. The crowd was …

Monday, June 03, 2019

There were no emergencies in the Cliffs this week. As a matter of fact, I found it to be very quiet considering it was the Memorial Day weekend. Everyone went to church Sunday as usual, but me. The church is something that I am missing a lot since I had my surgery. I am now back in therapy a…

It is estimated that less than 15 percent of children who qualify for free or reduced-priced school lunches in Arkansas are getting the same high-quality meals in the summer. Children shouldn’t go hungry just because school is out. 

At the De Queen Library, Our Summer Reading Programs a “Universe of Stories”, mandated by the Arkansas State Library and the Collaborative Summer Library Program, will begin at 10 a.m. on: 

Monday, May 27, 2019

In Arkansas, 41 percent of the population live in rural counties. In contrast, only 14 percent of the United States population as a whole live in non-metropolitan counties. Our state is a very rural one, so when we work to expand our economy we must always recognize the challenges that our r…

JerriAnn Kelley Ybarra reported the Gillham Volunteer Fire Department 2019 Annual Fundraiser, BBQ dinner, raised around $3,500 this past Saturday, May 18.  About 40 people stayed for the auction. Many more dropped in for take-out plates. Many stated the pork was outstanding. The desserts off…

Thursday, May 09, 2019

Gillham Volunteer Fire Department Annual Fundraiser BBQ Dinner will be held Saturday, May 18. The meal will be by donation: pork, chicken, potato salad, cole slaw, and beans. Live music will be by the band Harmony. The meal begins at 4 p.m. and the auction at 5:30 p.m. 

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Brody Smith of Wickes, on April 17, received a silver and turquoise buckle while in Los Lunas, N.M. competing in a Cowboy Protection Match. Brody stated it was one of the sharpest protections matches he has ever witnessed with a ton of talent all the way around. Brody and his partner, Bryce …

We had a beautiful Easter weekend. The weather was nice and the church sanctuary at Piggee Memorial Baptist Church, Graves Chapel, was full. The atmosphere was one of expectation and praise to Jesus for His wonderful gift. The choir sang with enthusiasm as the hallelujahs rose from the congr…

Monday, April 15, 2019

This week was a busy week in the Cliffs and neighboring communities. The Roland Piggee Church had regular church service, which was well attended. Bible class was held Monday night. We never get enough time together around the Word. That is our strength for the day. It also helps to cope wit…

Thursday, April 04, 2019

First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week “Libraries Lead” is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. All types of libraries - school, public, academic and special - participate. During this week on April 9 i…

Friday, March 01, 2019

There were no emergencies reported in White Cliffs, Graves Chapel or Paraloma this week. Everything was quiet except for a few thunderstorms with quite a bit of rain. I hope I am not the only one who observed all this weather, because sometimes my neighbors don’t hear a thing, especially if …

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

March 2 is Read Across America Day and Dr. Seuss’s birthday and celebrations are being held on March 1. As always we have a wide variety of books to read to children. Bring your children to the library and read them a good book. 

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

There were no emergencies in the Cliffs that were reported to me this week. Everyone is on the mend or just taking care of themselves as well as they can. I guess that applies to me as well. I had a clinic appointment on Wednesday at Howard Memorial Hospital where I got my mammogram and bone…

The State of the Union address is an important message delivered by the president that serves as a reminder of what we’ve achieved, the challenges we currently face and what remains to be accomplished to ensure future Americans will enjoy the same peace and prosperity we do today.

Wednesday, February 06, 2019

The Wickes City Council meets every third Monday at 6:30 p.m., which will be Feb. 18. The office is located 132 US-278 just off Hwy. 71N in Wickes. It is located in the old Wickes school house, built in 1911 and closed sometime in 1940s and moved to the big white building which is no longer …

LITTLE ROCK – I announced the details of my 5.9 Tax Cut at a news conference this week, and a few hours later, Senator Jonathan Dismang filed Senate Bill 211, the first step in making the tax cut law. Representative Joe Jett is the lead sponsor on the House side.

In our country’s recent past, we’ve seen just how much women bring to the table when it comes to the economy. Whether it’s starting their own businesses or joining companies of all sizes, their impact has been felt across every industry and reveals just how important their contributions are.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Gillham Volunteer Fire Department members held their scoring for the Big Buck Contest Saturday, Jan. 5 at 1 p.m. Winners were as follows: Men’s division, Randy Cole of Gillham, first place with a 10 point; second place kid’s division, Mason Dean, age 11, of Lockesburg with an eight point and…

Wednesday, January 02, 2019

LITTLE ROCK –  State government will get off to a fast start in 2019, when the legislature convenes in regular session on January 14 and takes up proposals to lower income taxes and simplify the tax tables.

As you travel north on Hwy. 71 through Wickes you cannot help but see the big yellow and black backhoe tearing down the old EZ Mart. Faith Lynch committed it was built in 1967 and Trent Craig stated “another piece of history gone”.

Thursday, December 27, 2018
Monday, December 03, 2018

“How can I please you if I don’t know what you expect?” That is the salient question in many relationships. Thus, it would seem to be important for both parties to communicate requirements clearly. We should express general expectations such as being fair minded: if it’s good for the goose, …

Friday, November 23, 2018