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Nelda Marie Grant, 81, of Tom, Oklahoma passed away on Nov. 5, 2019 in Ashdown, Arkansas. Nelda was born Aug. 10, 1938 in Winthrop, Arkansas, the daughter of Tillman Brooks Sr. and Marie (Dillinger) Brooks. She married John William Grant on April 26, 1958. Nelda enjoyed riding horses and farming, but most of all, she… Read More Obituary | Nelda Marie (Brooks) Grant
Harold Eugene Brown Sr., age 80, passed away at his home, Thursday, October 3, 2019. Harold was born April 26, 1939 in Arden, Arkansas to Ted and Matilda (Bennett) Brown. He was a 1958 graduate of Ashdown High School. Harold married Sue Tarpley on April 29, 1960 in Marshall, Texas. Their son, Gene Brown, was… Read More Obituary | Harold Eugene Brown Sr.
Annie England Carter, 62, of Haworth, Oklahoma, passed away November 4, 2019 in Haworth. She was born December 12, 1956 in Ashdown to the late James and Mary Jane England. She is preceded in death by one brother and three sisters. Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Ricky and Tracy Carter of Foreman; four brothers,… Read More Obituary | Annie Carter
Rick A. Hawley was arraigned in Circuit Court Oct. 29 on two counts of Second Degree Sexual Assault. Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Al Smith said both victims were female and minors. Halwey is held in Little River Jail in lieu of $100,000 bail. “One of the allegations is alleged to have occurred in July and the… Read More Man Arraigned On Sexual Assault of Minors
Richard “JoJo” Hargraves, 81, of Ashdown, Arkansas, died Friday, Nov. 1, 2019 at his home surrounded by family. Mr. Hargraves was a Christian. He was preceded in death by a grandson Samuel Walker, brother Clifton Hargraves, sister Doris Ringo and parents Richard and Bennie Hargraves. He is survived by his loving wife Sue Hargraves of… Read More Obituary | Richard Hargraves
Deer Season The modern gun deer season for Little River County — Zones 14 and 15 — runs from Nov. 9 to Dec. 8. Quail Season For the entire state, quail season runs from Nov. 1 to Feb. 2. Waterfowl Seasons The first duck, coot and merganser season is Nov. 23–Dec. 2. The second white-fronted… Read More What to Look for in November
By JESSIE SMITH City Editor During the Oct. 21 regular Foreman City Council meeting, the council and Mayor Bill Harp discussed a $200,000 grant to help fund a new sewage treatment system for the city in the future. Currently, Foreman uses a Rock Reed Filter sewage treatment system. “Back in the day, the health department… Read More Foreman City Council Looks Into New Sewage Treatment System
By JESSIE SMITH City Editor Noble Oaks Farm finished up this year’s annual fall festival on October 27, a time for family even before the holiday season of Thanksgiving and Christmas. After six years of putting on the month-long fall festival, owner Janet Noble said this year was a little different. “Everybody was happier,” Noble… Read More Four-Generation Texarkana Farm Wraps Up Another Fall Festival
By JESSIE SMITH City Editor Both Ashdown Junior High and Oscar Hamilton Elementary received awards for academic growth from the Office of Education Policy at the University of Arkansas. The Ashdown Junior High earned High Overall Growth: Middle Level (Southwest Region), High Math Growth: Middle Level (Southwest Region) and High ELA Growth: Middle Level (Southwest… Read More Ashdown Junior High, Foreman Elementary Earn Academic Growth Awards