Friday, October 28, 2016

Buck Fever Schedule

LIVE: Warren vs. Hamburg (Conference Title Goes to Winner)


Warren Airport Runway Being Repaved

With the assistance of state and federal grant funds the Warren Municipal Airport runway is being repaved.  The total cost for the project is $517,625.00 and the work is being done by M & T. Construction.  The FAA is paying for 90% of the cost and the State Aeronautical Commission will cover the other 10%.  Mayor Bryan Martin, whose office has worked to secure the grants, indicates that the runway should be in excellent condition for years to come.

The Warren Airport is overseen by the City's Aviation Commission.  Current members of the commission are as follows:
Rick Stracner
John B. Frazer
Dr. Joe H. Wharton
H. Murray Claycomb
Raymond Colen
The commission sets all rules and regulations for the airport and makes recommendations to the Warren City Council for expenditures.

A number of aircraft are based at the airport.  It is open to all public and private aviation.  Fuel is available.  

Bradley County Medical Center Board Hears Good Financial Report

The Bradley County Medical Center Board was told during the October 27th monthly board meeting that the hospital had a good month in September and is in decent shape financially for the year.  CFO Brandon Gorman informed the board that the financial statement for September, 2016 shows total revenue of $1,700,490.84 and expenditures of $1,576,382.47.  The hospital is up over $895,000.00 for the year to date.

In other business, the board re-approved Dr. Dennis Jacks and Dr. Joe Wharton as members of the hospital medical staff.  All health professional who provide services through BCMC must be approved from time to time.

Drake Found Not Fit To Stand Trial

According to the District Prosecuting Attorney's office, Troy Drake has been found not fit to stand trail in a case of attacking a newspaper reporter while covering a fire in Warren.  Mr. Drake was arrested for hitting the reporter in the head with a blunt object while the reporter was covering a house fire on Wheeler Street.  The home was residence to Drake's mother.

Judge Don Glover has issued an order requiring Mr. Drake to receive mental health treatment.  As of October 27th, Drake remained in jail.

SouthArk Receives AARP Foundation Grant

[El Dorado, AR] – AARP Foundation has awarded a generous grant to South Arkansas Community College to conduct Work for Yourself@50+℠ workshops in El Dorado. This national grant initiative is designed to help vulnerable older adults assess opportunities for self-employment, build skills, and connect with resources that will enable them to generate income by working for themselves.

South Arkansas Community College will be working with the Arkansas Women’s Business Center to deliver three workshops beginning in November 2016 to encourage and assist with small business development and ownership.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Bradley County Early Voting Underway

As of 4:00 P.M. Wednesday, October 26th, 415 people have early voted in Bradley County.  To early vote visit the Bradley County Clerks Office located on the first floor of the courthouse.  You can vote Monday-Friday from 8:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. and on Saturday from 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.

National, state and local races and issues are on the ballot.  Go vote!  It is the civic duty of every citizen who is duly qualified and registered.

Early Morning Fire On York Street

Warren Firemen answered an early morning alarm at 1110 York Street just after 7:00 A.M. Thursday, October 27th.  According to information provided to SRC, Justine Charles was residing in the home. There appeared to be substantial damage to the house although it was quickly brought under control by the Warren fire department.

The Arkansas State Police is investigating the cause of the fire.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Lions Club Tests Young Eyes At ABC Preschool

Members of the Warren Lions Club were on hand Tuesday October, 25th to test the eyes of the students at Warren's ABC Preschool.  Using a camera that takes a picture of the eyes and reports any potential problems, the Lion members tested 70 students.  Around 12% tested positive for problems and the information was made available to the individual parents and guardians with encouragement to have each child further tested by an eye care professional.

Pictured are Lion members Delbert Zimmerly and Gary Harrison along with April Tranham, a teacher at the preschool.

The Lions Club provides the testing service to all preschools in the county at no charge.

Ronald McDonald to Visit Warren Library

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Farm Bureau Hosts Member Appreciation Reception

Farm  Bureau held a Member Appreciation Reception at First Baptist Church on October 13, 2016. Guests and members dropped by the reception between the house of 4:00 and 5:30 p.m.

Y Radio Auction Set for Nov. 4

City Receives Bids To Clean Up Property On Main St.

The City of Warren has received two bids to clean up the property on the corner of Main and Cyress Streets in downtown Warren.  The building is the former Words On A Shirt, often times referred to as the old Martins Building.  It was destroyed by fire and must be removed for safety and appearance. The owner has not moved forward with clean up.  The Warren City Council has voted to order the site cleaned and notified the owner with no response.

The bids range from over $54,000.00 to over $105,000.00.  City officials are going over both bids to assure they meet the city's specifications.

The City Council will make the final decision as to awarding a contract to remove the damaged structure.

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Monday, October 24, 2016

Woman's Club Promotes Domestic Violence Awareness

Warren Mayor Bryan Martin joined with the Warren Woman's Club on October 19, 2016 to promote "Domestic Violence Awareness" month in the City of Warren.  Members of the Warren Club joined with the Mayor as he issued a proclamation designating October, 2016 as "Domestic Violence Awareness Month" in Warren, Arkansas.
The Warren Woman's Club presents Mary Ann Clanton with the prize they gave away through a drawing at the Bradley County Fair

Taylor Ashcraft Inducted in Rho Chi Academic Honor Society

Taylor Ashcraft is second from left on front row.
Taylor Ashcraft, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Ashcraft was inducted into the Rho Chi Academic Honor Society, Beta Iota Chapter during an initiation banquet held October 21, 2016, in Little Rock, Arkansas by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy.

Arrest Report: October 24, 2016

The following are innocent until proven guilty:

Jeremy D. Ingram, 1001 Copeland St., Warren, AR., age ?, charged with violation of protection order (10-17-16)

Dianna Dejarnette, 600 S. Walnut, D-32, Hermitage, AR., age 27, charged with disorderly conduct (10-19-16)

Michael Carroll, 600 Walnut St., D-35, Hermitage, AR., age 26, arrested on warrant (10-20-16)

Essie M. Lewis, 1352 US Highway 635, Warren, AR., age 45, charged with driving on suspended license, fictitious tags, no insurance, and arrested on two warrants (10-21-16)

Vincent Davis, 199 Bradley Rd. 194, Banks, AR., age 40, charged with possession of controlled substance, public intoxication, and arrested on a warrant (10-23-16)

Matthew Chambers, 142 Violet St., Warren, AR., age 32, charged with drinking in public (10-23-16)

Malik Ross, 539 Maple St., Camden, AR., age 22, charged with carrying a weapon, drinking in public (10-23-16)

Daniel Williams, 270, N. Oak St., Bearden, AR., age 23, charged with drinking in public, arrested on a warrant (10-23-16)

Patrick Lee Dalton, 1419 Jackson Loop, Warren, AR., age 46, charged with driving on suspended license (10-23-16)

Cory Ferguson, 152 Bradley Rd 89, Hermitage, AR., age 22, charged with criminal mischief, criminal trespassing (10-23-16)

Ray Partain, 1424 Hwy 160 W., Jersey, AR., age 49, charged with domestic battery III (10-24-16)

Cory Ferguson, 152 Bradley Rd. 89, Hermitage, AR., age 22, charged with driving on suspended drivers license and fictitious tags (10-24-16)

Tyron Butler, 203 South Bradley, Warren, AR., age 56, charged with disorderly conduct (10-24-16)

Union Bank Representatives Meet With State Legislators

Representatives from Union Bank visit legislators at the capital on Thursday to discuss banking needs and other important issues to their community. Pictured left is Union Bank Vice President Randy Rawls representative Jeff Wardlaw Vice President Tricia Wilkinson and Senator Eddie Cheatum.

Haunted History Set For Thursday At WHS

Warren High School will host its annual and wildly popular Haunted High School Thursday, October 27, between the hours of 6:00 and 8:00 p.m.  Over 70 ghosts of characters from the past will haunt the halls telling their stories to anyone who comes to listen.

The first hour is reserved for adults.  Any children who attend at that time must stay with the adults with whom they came.  At 7:00 p.m., the event is open to all ages.

Characters such as Wilma Mankiller, "Pistol" Pete, Walt Disney, Shirley Temple, Andrew Carnegie, Pat Tillman, Babe Ruth, and Ida Pace are just a few who will share their stories.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Calvary Baptist Church to Host Trunk or Treat

Calvary Baptist Church invites everyone to their Trunk or Treat event, Monday, October 31st, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., 605 Sturgis Street.

Candy, Bouncey Houses and Face Painting will be available.

Re-watch Warren vs. Monticello On-Demand

Political Ad Paid for by Greg Morman

Saturday, October 22, 2016

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Hermitage Team Claims Another National Title

The Hermitage Forestry Team won the National FFA Forestry Contest in Indianapolis, Indiana.  This team is also the 2016 Arkansas FFA Champions, the 2016 4-H State Champions, and the 2016 National 4-H Champions.

Members of this team are Hunter Saunders, Ethan Boykin, Conner Wilkerson, and Cade Wilkerson. Their instructor and FFA sponsor is Taylor Gwin.

Friday, October 21, 2016

LIVE: Warren vs. Monticello


Thursday, October 20, 2016

Early Voting Begins October 24th

Early voting begins in Arkansas Monday, October 24th.  This includes Bradley County.
Voting will be as follows:
Monday through Friday 8:00 A.M. till 6:00 P.M. County Clerks Office
Saturday, October 29th 10:00 A.M. till 6:00 P.M. County Clerks Office
Saturday, November 5th 10:00 A.M. till 6;00 P.M.County Clerks Office

Monday, November 7th 8:00 A.M. till 5:00 P.M. County Clerks Office

Election Day-November 8th At Normal polling places

The elections include local, state and national races.

Union Bank and Trust Encourages Everyone to Attend The Saline River Shootout

On October 21, the annual Union Bank Saline River Shootout will be played between Warren and Monticello.  This game is one of the longest-running and most important rivalries in the state and the game will be celebrated with the state's argots known Rivalry Trophy, which will be displayed at the winning school for the duration of the year.  It is with great pride that Union Bank and Trust recognizes the rich history of each school with this annual award.  We hope you can join in the celebration and attend this year's Union Bank Saline River Shootout!

Y Cances Open Gym

Hermitage City Council Votes To Close Relief Fund

After conducting the routine business of reviewing reports and approving the financial statement during the October 17, 2016 city council meeting, the Hermitage city council voted to close the "Family Relief Fund" and to transfer the balance of $35.11 to the general fund for park expenses.

In other actions the council finalized ordinance #111 adding a clause that Hermitage School water bill date will be the 15th of every month and the Hermitage apartments will be due the 25th of each month.  The dog catcher fee will be $25.00 for pickup and $50.00 for keeping a dog for five days.

It was reported to the council that water samples were good for the standing pipe water tank.  There were no fires in September and 14 citations issued by the police department.

Fire Department Called Out in Early Morning to House Fire

The Warren Fire Department and Police have been on the scene at a house fire on Bond Street during the early morning hours.  Details will follow.  The house was vacant at the time.  There were no injuries in the fire.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Mass Flu Clinic Information Released

·         The Bradley County Health Unit has vaccine available for the public now so if anyone wants their vaccine earlier  or will not be in town during the Mass Flu Clinics dates then they can come by the Local Health Unit Mon-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm.

·         At the Mass Flu clinics as well as at the Local Health Unit, if  you have insurance then we will ask for your insurance information and ask your insurance company to pay for the cost of giving the vaccine.

·         The cost of the Flu vaccine without insurance is 30.00.

·         If you do not have insurance or any means to pay for the cost of giving flu vaccine then you can either wait and attend a Mass Flu clinic or you can contact the Health Department at 870-226-8440 and talk with a staff member so an alternative solution will be made available for you.

·         We want the public to be vaccinated!