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 there. I asked if they had court upstairs and was told, no, as there was no handicap access. It is a true icon of Wickes.

John and Terri Brecheisen, residents of Wickes, recently had all their teeth pulled to be replaced by dentures. John is doing very well but Terri not so good. She stated she has lost about 15 pounds. John and Terri are huge gardeners and beekeepers, too. We hope Terri will soon gain her lost weight back! 

Jessie Mae Powell Winfield, age 91, formerly of Wickes, passed away Thursday, Jan. 31, in De Queen. She was born March 21, 1927, in Foss, Okla. to Arlie Franklin and Leola Towery Powell. She married Harold Othell Winfield on December 24, 1942. In 1994, Mrs. Jessie won second place in Regional Spelling Bee contest for seniors and went on in 1996 to win third place in the State Senior Spelling Bee.

The Grannis City Council meets the first Monday of each month at 6 p.m. The office is located at 132 Frachiseur Road in Grannis. 

Gillham City Council meets at 1942 US-71, right behind the E-Z Mart. They meet the third Monday of each month at 6 p.m. (Feb. 18 this month). 

I met the newest council member, Lewis Newberry, and his wife, Shana, at a birthday party last Wednesday. Their son, Travis, recently had an asthma attack and was rushed to the new health center in De Queen. It was discussed whether to life flight him on to Little Rock for treatment but all has turned out well, stated his grandmother, Reva Kitchens, and he is home recuperating. 

Brandi Martin of Gillham traveled to Little Rock on Friday, Feb. 1, to have both her eyes operated on, according to her mother Karen Elmore. The surgery went very well and Brandi is back home. She will be off work for several weeks. 

Norma Roden of Gillham stated that her very good friend, Ann Williams, is back home and will continue her care in home. She said Ann asked to please hold all phone calls as she gets back into the rhythm of home life. Welcome home!

Dianne Rosson alerted me to the the passing of B. F. Branson, Jr., lifetime resident of Gillham. He bravely fought in WW II. He was a kind man who loved to visit and tell stories. He was 94 and died on January 31, 2019. He was buried with military rites in the Gillham Cemetery. She stated he will be missed. 

The Gillham High School Alumni will meet February 12 at 6 p.m. at the Gillham High School. 

The Gillham Library will have their scheduled Story Time and Craft Saturday, Feb. 9, at 2 p.m. Come join in the fun! For more information you can call 870-386-5665 Tuesday and Saturday, the new days the library is open. 

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