Monday, December 5, 2016

Go Jacks! Beat Pea Ridge!

The following advertisers would like to wish the Warren Lumberjacks good luck in the upcoming 4A State Championship.





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Bradley County Emergency Personnel Called Out To Search For Missing Hunter

The Bradley County Sheriff's Office was called out Saturday night around 11:30 P.M. to search for a missing hunter in the area of Prairie Island.  Sheriff Rick Anders and his department along with Bradley County Search and Rescue and Arkansas Game and Fish officers, joined together in an effort to locate Scott Thompson of Warren.  He was found Sunday morning around 11:30 A.M. and was transported to the hospital.  Though suffering from being in the elements for an extended period of time, he is reported to be all right.

His boat was found tied up on the Ouachita River as he apparently got disoriented and could not found his way back.  He had left the boat and was on land.

Sheriff Anders wishes to thank all the citizens who helped with the search and for all who provided food for those who worked all night and into the morning. 

Landon's Wish is Granted


Sunday afternoon, December 4, friends and relatives of a young man named Landon gathered at
Timberlodge Bowling Alley for a BIG surprise for this young man who has battled a life-threatening illness for quite some time.  Landon had a wish to go to Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida.  He was completely shocked when he arrived at the Bowling Alley and learned that the Make a Wish Foundation was not only granting his request but doing even more.  Landon and his family will fly to  Orlando with passes to Disney World, Sea World, and Universal Studios.  They will spend a week.  In addition, Landon was showered with things he will need and can use on his trip.

If you wish to see him learn of his Dream Coming True, go to monticellolive.com.

Arrest Report: December 5, 2016

The following are innocent until proven guilty:

Willie R. Jackson, 901 York St., Warn, AR., age 53, arrested on bench warrant (11-30-16)

John A. Hooks, 901 Woodlawn St., Warren, AR., age 36, charged with driving on suspended license (12-1-16)

James L. Phelps, II, 614 E. Pierson, Warren, AR., age 27, charged with forgery 2nd (12-1-16)

Lasalo Castillo, 707 S. Myrtle St., Warren, AR., age 29, charged with DWI, reckless driving, no proof of insurance, left of center, and no drivers license (12-1-16)

Nicholas Hart, 1820 Tower Rd., Kingsland, AR., age 36, charged with possession of controlled substance, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest (12-2-16)

Amanda Denise York, 711 McCauley, Warren, AR., age 29, arrested on warrant (12-2-16)

Percy Insam, 711 McCauley, Warren, AR., age 26, charged with possession of controlled substance with intent to deliver (12-2-16)

Dawn Langford, 290 Langford Loop, Kingsland, AR., age 35, arrested on warrant failure to appear (12-2-16)

Michael Jones, 900 E. Cedar, Warren, AR., age 28, arrested on warrant (12-4-16)

On our other pages...

Sports Page...the latest on Lumberjack news, A-State Going to a Bowl

Feature Page...Wedding of Jessie and Rob Reep

Outdoors...Master Gardeners Work at Warren Library

Schools...Hermitage GT at work, Warren School Menus

Classified...new ads


Reception Honors Gwen Bullard

Martha Reed presents plaque to Gwen Bullard at a retirement reception.
A retirement reception was held for Gwen Bullard, Wednesday, November 30, at 2:00 p.m. at the Southeast Arkansas Human Development Center.

The program began with prayer led by Pastor Michael Wolfe followed by opening remarks by City of Warren Mayor Bryan Martin.  Jimmie Sue Wade spoke on the history and changing roles of Mrs. Bullard throughout her years at the Center.  Beverly Marshall talked about "Days Gone By", while April Harris Jackson spoke on the memories.  Dionne Mock delivered thoughts from the family.  Martha Reed, another SEACAC retiree, presented an ERC Plaque to Mrs. Bullard to honor her years of service.

Prior to refreshments, Mrs. Bullard gave her thoughts as she retires.


Sunday, December 4, 2016

BC ESEA Collects Coats and Jackets

The Bradley County Chapter of Arkansas State Employees Association (ASEA) is collecting coats and jackets through December 9th.  If you would like to donate your coats or jackets please drop them by the Southeast AR Human Development Center in Warren.

The coats and jackets collected by ASEA will be given to Bradley County citizens in need of coats or jackets on Saturday, December 10th.

 Any Bradley County citizen that is in need of a coat or jacket should come to the Warren City Park Gazebo between 9 am and 10 am on Saturday, December 10th.  (In case of blowing rain, you can pick up the coats in front of the Business Office at the Human Development Center.)

For more information contact Sheila Smith, Bradley County Chapter ASEA President, Katherine Harris, Vice President, or Star Lattimore, Secretary.


LIGHT UP THE HOLIDAYS

Christmas is just around the corner, and once again GFWC Warren Woman's Club is celebrating the holidays by sponsoring the outdoor lighting contest.  This year's event will be held on Tuesday night, December 13, beginning at 6 p.m.  There is no entry fee and anyone living in a two-mile radius of Warren is eligible to enter.  Deadline for entry is December 9.

Out-of-town judges will visit Warren to select from the first 20 entries.  Categories to be judged are: lighting, originality, visual appeal and tastefulness.  Prizes to be awarded are 1st - $100, 2nd - $75, and 3rd - $50.  First place winner from 2015 will be ineligible to participate. All entrants will be asked to keep their lights on during the holiday season for public viewing.

Prize money is being provided by Arkansas Superior Federal Credit Union, First State Bank, Warren Bank, and Union Bank.

Help Warren glow with the spirit of Christmas by joining in the celebration with your neighbors and community by calling and registering your home or encouraging your favorites to enter.

To register or request more information please call:  Jennifer Taylor, 501-993-5876, Diane Parnell, 870-820-2823, Jan Smalling, 870-820-2425, JeNelle Lipton, 501-416-7882, Sandra Gatling, 870-820-3332 , or Sharon Raley, 870-820-1637

SEACAC Board Meeting

Southeast Arkansas Community Action Corporation Governing Board of Directors will meet in their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, December 20th, 2016.  The meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m. and will be held at the SEACAC Complex located at 1208 North Myrtle Street in Warren.  The meeting is open to the public.  SEACAC serves Ashley, Bradley, Chicot, Desha and Drew Counties in Southeast Arkansas. 

Veach continues as Arkansas Farm Bureau leader

HOT SPRINGS — Randy Veach and Rich Hillman will continue as president and vice president, respectively, of Arkansas Farm Bureau following their re-election Friday. Delegates also re-elected seven board members during the final day of the organization’s 82nd annual convention at the Hot Springs Convention Center.
Veach, of Manila begins a ninth term as president. He is Arkansas Farm Bureau’s 10th president since its creation in 1935. Veach and his wife, Thelma, farm in and around the community of Lost Cane near Manila. He is a third-generation farmer.
“My heart continues to be with the farmers and ranchers of Arkansas. I’m deeply committed to agriculture and understand the great responsibility we have to advocating and strengthening the interests of agriculture,” Veach said. “We’re looking at some very difficult obstacles for our farmers and ranchers. One of the major ones is profitability. So we have to continue monitoring what we can do for trade, government regulations and providing a safety net for all of agriculture.”
Hillman hails from Carlisle and will begin his ninth term as vice president. He is a sixth-generation farmer. His main crops are rice, soybeans and wheat. He and his wife, Tina, have two grown children, Collin and Caroline.

Armstrong Announces "Biggest Losers"

The Armstrong Witt Facility recently conducted a "Biggest Loser" contest in conjunction with an employee Health Fair.  The event was a huge success with employees and their families receiving health information, health screenings and flu shots.  Employees also participated in a weight loss competition with prizes presented for individual and department winners.  The department winner was the Lumberyard & Kilns.  The participants in the contest lost a total of 125 pounds.  The individual winners are pictured with EHS Manager Marty Reep.  Left to right:  3rd place, Maria Felipe - 1st place, Cirila Perez - EHS Manager, Marty Reep - 2nd place, Gabriel Crisostomo.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Jersey Rural Fire Dept. Invites Community to Soup Supper

On Tuesday, December 13 , Jersey Rural Fire Department invites all community members to a Soup Supper in celebration of the community's and fire department's award of the Arkansas Forestry "Firewise" designation. This designation verifies that Jersey Fire District follows  "Firewise" principles and practices in reduction of urban interface fires. The urban interface is the area in  which homes intersect with wildlands .  These intersections provide greater natural fuel sources that contribute to loss lives and properties annually throughout  Arkansas and across the country. With education, mitigation and application being the heart of  "Firewise", the mere process  provides an opportunity for community members to interact with the firefighters who stand guard over them 24 hours a day; 365 days a year and for firefighters to meet the community members they would literally give their very lives for.  The community soup supper will begin at 6:00 PM followed by award presentation.  Jersey Station is located at 1470 Highway 160 in Jersey ,AR  71651. For additional information call 870-820-4189.

Jersey Rural Fire Department Responds to Call

At 1:18 PM Friday, December 2,  Jersey Rural Fire Department responded to a dispatch from Warren PD that a house fire had been called in at  Highway 63 and Bradley RD 85 near Moro Bay.  Upon arriving at the scene, Jersey Firefighters searched  Bradley RD 85 from it beginning at Hwy 63 to its end and all adjacent areas. No fire was found. Jersey Rural reported to dispatch that it was a false alarm.  Two Jersey Rural Trucks and 7 Jersey Rural Firefighters worked the call.    

Friday, December 2, 2016

LIVE: Warren vs. Prairie Grove(4A State Semifinal)

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You Are Invited

The Congregation of First Presbyterian Church of Warren, Arkansas
invites you and your family
to the 90th Birthday Celebrations for

Mrs. Willie Belle Koehler
&
Mr. Buddy McCaskill

Sunday, December 18th, 2016
3:00-4:30
Fellowship Hall

Refreshments will be served                 Cards Only, please

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Rotarians Hear Criminal Justice Program from SEACBEC

Rotarian Wayman Mann invited Jessica Johnson and Bo Hudson from Warren SEABEC to speak to the club at their noon meeting, Tuesday, November 29 in the fellowship hall of First United Methodist Church.  They spoke about the new Criminal Justice classes they are teaching at SEACBEC.
to the high school students.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Warren Fire Department Called to Halligan Street

Three warren firefighters were called to 418 Halligan Street November 11th to extinguish a grass fire. It is thought a cigarette may have caused the fire.  Parts of two yards suffered some burning but no structures were damaged.

Fire Chief Howard Edwards told SRC that during the recent big fire in Monticello, the City of Warren sent six fire fighters and two fire engines to the assist.  The city's ladder truck was of major assistance in putting out the blaze.  The chief stated that personnel remained at the Warren Station at all times to respond to any local call.  

Warren Civil Service Hires Police Officer

The City of Warren Civil Service Commission has hired Larry Bennett as a police officer.  Mr. Bennett is a certified policeman and will begin his duties in early 2017.  He has worked in law enforcement for a number of years, including having served the City of Warren in the 1990's.

Hermitage Graduate Accepts Scholarship

EL DORADO—Maria A. Perez, a physical therapist assistant major at South Arkansas Community College, has accepted a Dr. Kermit Parks Public Service Endowed Scholarship to attend the school this fall.

She is a 2015 graduate of Hermitage High School.
The scholarship is funded through the SouthArk Foundation.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Two More Listings for the Tour of Homes 2016

The cozy hilltop home of David and Terri White, 268 Bradley 227, located off the Old Camden Road, will be featured on the Christmas Tour of Homes on December 11, 2016.  The tour is sponsored by the GFWC Warren Woman’s Club and is a fundraiser for the Bradley County Historical Museum.  The afternoon tour will include four lovely local homes.

Randy and Lydia Reynolds will be sharing their beautiful country home, located at 1717 Bradley 25 North (Prospect Road), for the 28th annual Christmas Tour of Homes.  The tour is scheduled for Sunday afternoon, December 11, from 2 – 5:30 p.m.  Tickets are $10.00 and are available from GFWC Warren Woman’s Club members or at the door on tour day. 

Southeast Arkansas Blood Drive Schedule Released

1 in 7 people entering a hospital needs blood.
1 pint is all that is needed to save 3 lives.
Every 2 seconds someone in the United States needs blood.

Enter for your chance to win two tickets to the Super Bowl

Scheduled Blood Drives for December in Southeast Arkansas

First United Methodist Church-Monticello  3 -7 pm Dec, 15-Thursday
Second Baptist Church- Monticello 10-2 pm Monday Dec. 19- In honor of our local Monticello Fire Dept.
Bradley County Medical Center – Warren  Tuesday Dec. 19 -3:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Chapel Woods Health & Rehabilitation- Warren – Wednesday Dec. 28th 1-5:00 p.m.

Master Gardener Training Planned

The Cooperative Extension Service is planning upcoming Master Gardener Training.  Training includes five full days of education, and consists of topics such as soils, insects, diseases, vegetables, ornamentals, tree, bees, landscaping, and much more.  Training dates are as follows:  February 23, March 2, 9, 16, and 23.

The Master Gardener program is recognized as the top educational venue for those interested in gardening and landscaping.  The program first began in Arkansas in 1988, and has since grown to over 3,000 trained Master Gardener volunteers in sixty-seven counties.

The Drew County Master Gardener group currently consist of twenty-seven trained volunteers.  Monthly educational meetings are conducted, and the group sponsors several beautification projects in the county.

Cost for training is $75 which covers all educational materials.

Those interested in training should contact the Drew County Extension office at 870-460-6270 or contact Steve Kelley by email at skelley@uaex.edu.  An informal interview will be set up to further explain the program.

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action institution. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate or need materials in another format, please contact your Drew County Extension office as soon as possible. Dial 711 for Arkansas Relay.

Hospital Board Approves Raises

By vote of the Bradley County Medical Center Board during their regular monthly meeting conducted November 29th, all full time and part-time employees will receive a 3% raise.  To be eligible for the raise, each employee must meet certain annual requirements and have completed their 90 day orientation period on or before December 31, 2016.

In other business, Interim CEO and Chief Financial Officer Brandon Gorman provided an executive update and went over all financial records for the month and year.  He reported that the hospital experienced a net gain of $187,612 in October, 2016 and had net income of $1.8 million for the past year.  Currently the hospital has just under $4 million in the sales tax fund.

Mr. Gorman informed the board that the new doctors clinic to be constructed on Central Street should go to bid in early January, 2017.  A new family physician and possibly one of our current doctors will practice from the new office.

The Chief Nursing Officer gave her report and indicated the hospital has several openings for nurses.  She went over training plans and efforts to improve services.

The board was told that Mrs. Rita Guice, who served the hosptial for 44 years recently passed away.  She was praised as a dedicated worker who made everyone's day brighter.

After the meeting, Board Chairman Freddie Mobley reported that three applicants have been interviewed for the administrators job and he hopes a decision can be made soon.     

Armstrong Presents Check to Southeast Arkansas Health Foundation

Marty Reep of Armstrong Flooring presented Stephanie Norris, Executive Director of the Southeast Arkansas Health Foundation with a $1,000 check from the Armstrong Foundation. Armstrong has been a supporter of the Southeast Arkansas Health Foundation for many years.  Pictured from left are Board Member Barbara Barnes and Stephanie Norris, representing the Southeast Arkansas Health Foundation, and Marty Reep and Steve Ellis representing Armstrong Flooring. The money will be used to support the foundation’s mission of providing quality, affordable healthcare for the Southeast Arkansas region.

Chop Talk is On Tonight At 9PM


Book Sale: 10 for $1.00


Monday, November 28, 2016

Christmas Lighting Contest Details Released

Christmas is just around the corner, and once again GFWC Warren Woman's Club is celebrating the holidays by sponsoring the outdoor lighting contest.  This year's event will be held on Tuesday night,  December 13, beginning at 6 p.m.  There is no entry fee and anyone living in a two-mile radius of Warren is eligible to enter.  Deadline for entry is December 9.

Out-of-town judges will visit Warren to select from the first 20 entries.  Categories to be judged are: lighting, originality, visual appeal and tastefulness.  Prizes to be awarded are 1st - $100, 2nd - $75, and 3rd - $50.  First place winner from 2015 will be ineligible to participate. All entrants will be asked to keep their lights on during the holiday season for public viewing.

Prize money is being provided by Arkansas Superior Federal Credit Union, First State Bank, Warren Bank, and Union Bank.

Help Warren glow with the spirit of Christmas by joining in the celebration with your neighbors and community by calling and registering your home or encouraging your favorites to enter.

To register or request more information please call:  Jennifer Taylor, 501-993-5876, Diane Parnell, 870-820-2823, Jan Smalling, 870-820-2425, JeNelle Lipton, 501-416-7882, Sandra Gatling, 870-820-3332 , or Sharon Raley, 870-820-1637


Arrest Report: November 28, 2016

The following are innocent until proven guilty:

Jose Hernandez, 1107 North Myrtle St., Warren, AR., age 39, charged with DWI, DWI refusal, running stop sign (11-24-16)

Donny Brown, 834 Brown Rd., New Edinburg, AR., age 40, charged with driving on suspended license, possession of controlled substance (11-24-16)

Kevvan Anderson, 1316 East Maynard Dr., Apt 307, St. Paul, Minnesota, age 46, charged with public intoxication (11-25-16)

Christopher Alford, 906 Sturgis St., Warren, AR., age 27, charged with DWI, DWI refusal, driving left of center (11-25-16)

Pedro Contreras, 245 Circle B Farm Rd., Monticello, AR., age 38, charged with driving on suspended license, obstruction of government operation, arrested on warrant (11-25-16)

Derrick Clifton, 570 Midway Rt., Monticello, Ar., age 38, arrested on warrant for failure to appear, charged with possession of controlled substance (11-25-16)

Salvador Santiago, 705 S. Myrtle #29, Warren, AR., age 24, charged with DWI, no driver's license, no seatbelt, left scene of accident (11-25-16)

Gary Lephiew, 600 S. Walnut, Warren, AR., age 43, arrested on warrant (11-25-16)

Donovan Clary, 1414 Old Monticello Hwy, Warren, AR., age 23, charged with terroristic act (11-25-16)

Holly Temple, 1205 S. Martin, Warren, AR., age 32, charged with driving on suspended license, endangering a minor, no child restraint, drinking on highway, possession of drug paraphernalia, and carrying a firearm (11-25-16)

Afram Pena, 410 North Myrtle St., Warren, AR., age 22, charged with public intoxication (11-27-16)

Tomas Macias, 806 St. James, Warren, AR., age 21, charged with public intoxication (11-27-16)

Christian Torres, 7 Jay St., Warren, AR., age 21, charged with DWI, driving left of center (11-27-16)

Demarcus Blueford, 8145 Watson St., Warren, AR., age 28, charged with driving on suspended license, violation of protection order, endangering the welfare of a minor (11-27-16)

McKenzie Nichols, 40 Brook Ridge, Warren, AR., age 21, charged with endangering the welfare of a minor, reckless driving (11-27-16)





Toiletry Drive



Warren Schools to Dismiss at Noon Friday

Warren School District will dismiss Friday, December 2, 2016 at 12 o'clock for the playoff game. The Lumberjacks will play Prairie Grove in the 4th round of the 8-4A State Playoffs in Prairie Grove at 7p.m. Tickets are $6 and only AAA and Lifetime passes will be accepted at the gate.