Thursday, June 21, 2018

Money Raised For Bradley County Imagination Library

During the June 19th Warren Rotary Club meeting, Rotarian Carlton Davis announced that the club's pancake breakfast conducted during the Pink Tomato Festival and other contributions raised $4133.00 for the Imagination Library.  He also presented a check from former Warren resident and former state representative Marian Owens Ingram in the amount of $1750.00, also designated for the Imagination Library.  Ms. Ingram no longer lives in Arkansas but is very supportive of the Rotary Club and their projects.

Funds raised and donated are used to furnish local children books to promote reading and learning.  A book a month is mailed to 290 children age new born to five years old free of charge.

The Rotary Club expressed their appreciation to everyone who donates and attended the pancake breakfast.

Intermodal Still Battling Railroad Crossing Issue

The monthly meeting of the Southeast Arkansas Regional Intermodal Authority was conducted June 20th in Monticello.  Minutes of the April and May, 2018 meetings were approved.  Bob Milton presented the financial report for May, 2018.  According to the written report, the organization has $11,864.65 of cash on hand and had monthly bills owed of $576.38.  The note owed to Commerical Bank is listed at $64,147.19.  The report showed receivables as follows:
*City of Monticello-$22,842.92
*Drew County-$43,461.79
*City of Warren-$58,,654.83
*Bradley County-$176,704.42
Editors Note-As has been reported in the past, the cities and counties are not legally bound to pay expenses for the authority.  Over the years the quorum courts and city councils have appropriated large sums of money to provide matching funds for state and federal grants and for other purposes.  Warren, Monticello and Drew County have continued to put money in their annual budgets to assist the intermodal authority, while Bradley County, which has not put cash money in for several years, has begun providing cleanup and maintenance work on the intermodal park using county equipment and manpower.  Bradley County has spent several thousand dollars on the site and is given credit on the amount the authority counts as receivable from the county. 

It should also be noted that the intermodal expects to receive $75,000.00 per year in the future from the state highway department.

A large amount of time during the meeting was spent talking about the issue of the road crossing within the intermodal park and the location of the rail switch.  This has been a point of contention among the intermodal board, Garver Engineers and the Union Pacific Railroad.  There has been a lot of debate and correspondence back and forth as to how to solve the matter and who will pay for any changes that have to be made.  The discussion continued among the board members and no new or final action was taken.  Under consideration is whether or not the switch must be moved or the road and crossing relocated.  At this time the railroad cannot be crossed by traffic.  Who is responsible for the cost of the changes remains and point of contention. 

Nita McDaniels, Executive Director of the Monticello Economic Development Commission and a board member of the intermodal authority, informed the members that representatives of state Arkansas Economic Development Commission's overseas offices will be at UAM visiting the School of Forestry.  She said they will make a brief visit to the intermodal park site while in Monticello.

Rotary Hears Juneteenth Presentation

The program for the June 19th Warren Rotary Program was presented by the Rev. Iverson Jackson from Little Rock.  He was accompanied by his wife and daughter.  Rev. Jackson was the program for Rotary member Len Blaylock, III.  He talked about the history and purpose of Juneteenth, the day celebrated as the day of freedom for slaves in the U.S. state of Texas.  It is now celebrated throughout the United States.  Rev. Jackson talked about the importance to many African-Americans and others as it relates to the abolition  of slavery.  He stressed that everyone needs to know history whether it is good, bad or ugly.

With Rev. Jackson were his wife Mary and his daughter Makala.  The Pastor talked about how history is perceived and how it affects all of us.  He made a very interesting presentation.

Judge Porch Approves Pleas

Five defendents accepted plea agreements in Bradley County Circuit Court recently.  Judge Steven porch presided.  The cases were as follows:

1. Kristal Machelle Kirkpatrick-pleaded guilty to possession of controlled substance, imposed
    fees and 24 months in prison with 36 additional months suspended.

2. Brian Temple-pleaded guilty to breaking, and entering, theft, imposed 36 months suspended,
    fees and restitution.

3. Dustin Wade Reddin-pleaded guilty to possession of controlled substance, possession of drug
    paraphernalia, imposed fines and fees, 36 months of supervised probation.

4. Joe Dale Evans-pleaded guilty to breaking and entering, theft, imposed and fees and 36 months
    probation.


5. Terry Dayne Ferguson-pleaded guilty to possession of controlled substance, imposed fines and
    fees, 36 months probation.

88 Teams Compete In Moro Bay State Park Perch Jerk Classic

Taylon Calloway with a 10oz bream
On Saturday, June 16th, Moro Bay State Park hosted the 26th Annual Perch Jerk Classic Bream and Crappie Tournament and it was year for breaking records.  This year we had a record 88 teams participate which was 21 more teams than last year.  The teams are always an interesting mix of folks. They range from young people, to older couples, to best buddies, and next door neighbors.  According to Park Superintendent Paul Butler, “The river level was perfect for fishing and more fish were weighed in this year than in any other year in the 13 years I have been here”.  Local merchants and individuals from El Dorado, Warren, and the surrounding area donated $4,758 worth of door prizes.  The park gave away a $300 BBQ grill as a grand prize. 

Moro Bay State Park is exceptionally grateful for all those who donated and all those who participated in the event.  Your support helps us accomplish our mission which is (in part) protecting the natural resources at Moro Bay and providing people with opportunities to experience the outdoors.  We are also thankful for the Amendment 75, 1/8th cent conservation tax which helps us make events like the Perch Jerk possible.

The Winners of the tournament and Prize Money are listed below.  For the Crappie Division the anglers are allowed to weigh in 10 crappie and for the bream division anglers are allowed to weigh in 20 bream.   We also award a trophy and prize money to the person who catches the biggest bream and the person who catches the biggest crappie.  Jonathan Wilkerson caught the largest bream which weighed 13 oz which was also a record; the largest Big Bream I have weighed in my time here at Moro Bay.  There was a tie for overall weight in Bream and a tie for the largest Crappie which was decided by coin toss. 


Bream Division

1st Place Total Weight Bream – Seth Burns and Scotty Hudson (8 lb. 4oz.) $100
2nd Place Total Weight Bream – Jerry Langley and Michael Bradford (8. 4 0z) $70
3rd Place Total Weight Bream – Ken and Tamra Turbeville (8 lb. 3oz) $50
Largest Bream – Jonathon Wilkerson (13 oz.) $20


Crappie Division
                               
1st Place Total Weight Crappie – James Calloway and Chad Pate (6 lb.   12 oz.) $100
2nd Place Total Weight Crappie – Bob Williams and Shaun Rawls (6lb.  6 oz.) $70
3rd Place Total Weight Crappie – Lisa Strickland and Helen Meeks (5 lb. 15 oz.) $50
Largest Crappie – Nicky Thomas (1 lb. 9 oz.) $20 and David Bailey

Alexander Wardlaw with 1lb. crappie
David and Karen Bailey with a 1lb 9oz crappie
Jonathon and his son Gunner Wilkerson with a 13oz Redear
Wilson Perdue, winner of the $300 grill


Children's Concert Artist Brian and Terri Kinder


Brian and Terri Kinder's concerts for kids are lively and interactive.  Combining his guitar and banjo playing talents and his whimsical song writing skills, they amuse and entertain children of all ages.  he has the ability through his songs to bring both young and old together as they laugh and sing, dance and clap along with the music.  Brian's wife, Ms. Terri performs with him also.

Treat your children as well as yourself to a wonderful 45-minute performance of original, good time music for kids, written and performed by Brian and Terri Kinder.

For more information about Brian and Terri and their concerts visit their web site at www.kindersongs.com

Fun Free Events all summer long in El Dorado with the Murphy USA Summer Concert Series

Starting this weekend and continuing all Summer, celebrated vocalists, award-winning performers, and national touring acts from multiple genres and music scenes will be making their way to the heart of Downtown El Dorado for the 2018 Murphy USA Summer Concert Series, presented by MAD and Main Street El Dorado.

The Murphy USA Summer Concert Series will be held outdoors at the MAD Amphitheater following a full day of activities lined up downtown featuring monthly Grill contest on the courthouse lawn, classic car cruises around the downtown square, free horse and carriage rides, kids activities in the all new MAD Playscape and Splashpad and El Dorado’s award winning legendary Showdown at Sunset performances on the fourth Saturday of June, July and August. The rollicking reenactment of the Tucker-Parnell feud will be performed on the steps of the Union County Courthouse beginning at 6 p.m. The Murphy USA Summer Concert Series will have a new location at the MAD Amphitheater (105 Locust St. El Dorado AR. 71730) in Downtown El Dorado. Opening acts begin at 7 p.m., with headliners taking the stage at 8 p.m.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Cobb-Vantress Recognizes Top U.S. Performers With Flock Awards

Cobb-Vantress, Inc. / Siloam Springs, Arkansas — The annual Cobb-Vantress Flock Awards, the company’s top honor for United States-based customers, were recently awarded to poultry customers with remarkable results in 2017.

The awards program recognizes top-performing facilities maximizing the genetic potential of Cobb breeding stock. Each year, the Cobb technical services team conducts an annual Sold Flock Breeder Survey to determine the award recipients based on four key metrics: egg production, hatchability, chicks per hen housed and life of flock hen mortality.

The full list of 2017 U.S. winners include:

No Quorum For Community Action Board Meeting

The Southeast Arkansas Community Action Agency was scheduled to conduct a board meeting June 19th in the agency headquarters in Warren.  Due to the lack of a quorum, the meeting did not take place.  The agency has been experiencing problems of late with lack of a quorum for meetings.

The community action organization serves five counties in Southeast Arkansas.  It provides a variety of services for the low income including head start, energy assistance and food programs.  The agency receives state and federal funds and operates as a non-profit.  It employees a number of people in all five counties.

Democratic House Caucus Elects Leadership

The Arkansas House Democratic Caucus has held their leadership election in advance of the 92nd General Assembly.  Representative Charles Blake, District 36-Little Rock, has been elected as the Minority Leader.  He is a native of Little Rock and a graduate of Central High School.  He currently serves on the Judiciary Committee and the Committee on Aging, Children and Youth. Legislative and Military Affairs.  Rep. Blake was elected in 2014.

The Caucus then elected Representative LeAnne Burch, District 9-Monticello to the position of Minority Whip.  The former Army Brigadier General currently serves on the Transportation Committee and the Committee on Aging, Children and Youth, Legislative and Military Affairs.  Rep. Burch was elected to the legislature in 2016.

Also elected were Representative Stephen Magie of Conway as Treasurer and Nicole Clowney as the Secretary.

The Leader and Whip positions are the highest ranking jobs in the House among Democrats.

Drew Memorial Health System Dedicates Olivia Faith Beebe Nursery

MONTICELLO, ARK. (June 19, 2018) – In a private family reception and ceremony Monday, Drew Memorial Health System formally dedicated the Olivia Faith Beebe Nursery.

Olivia Faith was the daughter of Sally and Ryan Beebe of Cabot. Around the first birthday of their son, Elijah, the couple was thrilled to find out they were expecting their second child in the spring of 2015. Tragically, Olivia Faith was diagnosed with Trisomy 18, which resulted in stillbirth shortly before her due date.

A gift in her memory was given to Drew Memorial by her grandparents, Wayne and Mellie Jo Owen of Monticello, to help provide local families with all possible comforts as they celebrate the birth of a child.

“Being the parents of an angel baby is a role that no one expects to be in,” said Sally Beebe. But Sally and Ryan quickly poured their full efforts into supporting other families experiencing similar grief.

“Our family was heartbroken, but we saw how Sally and Ryan devoted themselves to comforting other parents and families who were suffering from similar devastating loss,” said Mellie Jo Owen. “We felt called to make a gift in memory of their daughter, our granddaughter, Olivia Faith.”

They came to the decision to provide funds to Drew Memorial to help fund the expansion of the hospital’s original nursery. The gift helped triple the size of the nursery, offering local families a modern and spacious facility in which to welcome a new life.

“On behalf of the Drew Memorial Health System, I offer our sincere appreciation to the Beebe and Owen families for their commitment to advancing access and quality health care in Southeast Arkansas and beyond,” said Scott Barrilleaux, CEO. “We are grateful to dedicate this nursery to Olivia Faith Beebe, and look forward to celebrating the precious gift of new life among neighbors, friends and family for generations to come.”

The Olivia Faith Beebe Nursery includes a labor, delivery and recovery unit that was relocated and expanded to three times the size of the current unit. It is part of a $31 million expansion that Drew Memorial began in September 2016 that includes a larger surgery center with six operating rooms, two dedicated C-section suites, and pre-op and post-op areas. The project also offers a more convenient outpatient clinic, allowing for two visiting specialists to hold clinic hours simultaneously. The main entrance and the auxiliary-operated gift shop were also expanded in size. The new facility was unveiled May 25.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Lady LaToya Yarbrough to be Honored


Equalization Board Appointments

The Bradley County Quorum Court meet Monday, June 18th for their monthly meeting.  In addition to review and approval of regular reports, the Justices confirmed the appointment of the County Equalization Board.  Approved were:
*Steve Parnell-Representing the county
*Dr. Bob Smalling-Representing the cities of Warren and Hermitage
*Bobby Weaver-Representing the school districts of Warren and Hermitage
the equalizatiuon board hears appeals of property tax assessments.

Sheriff Tillman reported his department has purchased tow used and fully equipped law enforcement cars.  One is a 2009 with 58,000 miles and the other is a 2011 with 73,000 miles. The cars cost $3075.00 each. 

Judge McKinney reported that the county received a bid of $240,000.00 for a state aid repair project for County Road 33.  He said the bid was 7% over estimated cost but the county has agreed to proceed and he believes the state will approve.  He also stated that the county has received a grant for $36,000.00 to replace three courthouse doors and to begin renovation of the "Old County Clerk" building just east of the courthouse. 

The Judge updated the court on the mitigation grant and efforts to secure insurance for damages to the courthouse phone and computer systems, caused by lighting.  He urged the justices to visit the county park and observe the work done by the UAM Heavy Equipment School.

City of Warren Secures Another Grant for Depot

Mayor Bryan Martin has announced that the City of Warren has been notified by the Arkansas Department of Heritage that another grant in the amount of $50,000.00 has been awarded the city to help continue the renovation of the W & O V Railroad Station at the corner of Cedar and Elm Streets, adjacent to the City Park.  This is the third grant issued to the city to preserve and renovate the historic railroad depot. 

According to Mayor Martin, the grant along with matching funds from the city, will be used to complete restroom facilities and to make the old warehouse section of the depot into a ready to use public event center.  This project has been ongoing for several years and began when the Bradley County Chamber of Commerce took ownership of the property after it was donated by Midland Railroad.  The city wishes to make the building a usable part of the city park and it could be utilized for private office space or for retail purposes.  The building is on the historic register. 

Mayor Martin thanked the city council for their support in working to make the depot a successful economic development project.

Monday, June 18, 2018

Warren Police Department Arrest Report For June 11-17, 2018

All of the following are innocent until proven guilty.

Johnny Ray Jones / 1283 Bradley Rd. 1 N, Banks, AR / DOB 12-21-84 / Speeding, Reckless driving, and endangering welfare of minor on 6-11-18

Credell Davis / 203 S. Bradley St., Warren, AR / DOB 12-14-72 / Fleeing by foot, resisting arrest, and criminal trespassing on 6-11-18

Tristan Gill / 102 John C. Moss, Warren, AR / DOB 8-22-92 / Possession of controlled substance on 6-12-18

D'William Thomas / 205 S. Walnut, Warren, AR / DOB 5-14-90 / Warrant on 6-12-18

Julissa Gonzalez / 718 Sturgis St., Warren, AR / DOB 11-4-82 / Speeding and driving on suspended license on 6-13-18

Bryan Meeks / 101 Johnson Dr., Warren, AR / DOB 8-24-85 / Fictitious tags, expired tags, no insurance, and driving on suspended license on 6-13-18

Alex Clifton Rogers / 3603 Newton Rd., Fort Smith, AR / DOB 6-13-97 / Bench Warrant on 6-13-18

Kenneth W. Davis / 623 Bradley 184, Banks, AR / DOB 2-1-82 / Suspended driver's license, no seat belt, no insurance, and DWI on 6-13-18

Mackenzie Nichols / 804 Abernathy Apt #20, Warren, AR / DOB 5-17-95 / Domestic Battery 3rd on 6-14-18

Demario Blueford / 614 E. Central, Warren, AR / DOB 9-17-88 / Domestic Battery 3rd on 6-14-18

Jessica Reynolds / 160 Bradley 92 Rd., Warren, AR / DOB 5-12-79 / Residential Burglary on 6-15-18

Dominique Williams / 1055 Burnett Rd., Warren, AR / DOB 12-17-90 / Warrant on 6-16-18

Donna Kay Austin / 2187 Hw 425 N. Lot 3 Monticello, AR / DOB 12-5-88 / Warrant on 6-16-18

Freddy Caldwell / 707 E. 9th St., Fordyce, AR / DOB 6-7-88 / Warrant on 6-17-18

Shardesha Hampton / 1100 S. Myrtle St., Warren, AR / DOB 4-15-95 / Warrant, no insurance, driving on suspended license, and fictitious tags on 6-17-18

Chris Gragg Conducts Gridiron Grind

The Palmers Playing At Union Hill Baptist Church June 23

Union Hill Baptist Church of Ingalls will host the bluegrass gospel group, The Palmers, Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. at 123 Bradley 121.

There will be a fish fry and dessert.  The event costs $12 and starts at 5:00 p.m. The Palmers go live at 6:00 p.m. and will play till 7:00 p.m.

Courthouse Phone and Internet Restored

According to Bradley County Judge Klay McKinney, the phones and internet are once again working at the Bradley County Courthouse.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Judge Pope Presides Over Four Pleas

Four plea bargains were recently approved by the Bradley county Circuit Court, presided over by Judge Sam Pope.  All four defendants plead guilty and were sentenced.

Jon Blake Bodiford-Convicted of possession of controlled substance, schedule I and II, methanphetamine and drug paraphernalia, sentenced to 36 months suspended

Emmery Riley-Convicted of forgery II and theft of property, sentenced to 36 months probation and fines

James Lamar Phelps, II-Convicted of possession of drug paraphernalia, sentenced to 24 months suspended and fines

Demario Rashad Bluford-Convicted of criminal trespass, burglary and domestic battering third degree, sentenced to 12 months suspended and fines.

Shepherd Now Speaker of Arkansas House

Rep. Matthew Shepherd is now the Speaker of the Arkansas House.

We convened for a special House Caucus Friday morning.  The House voted by acclamation  to name Shepherd as Speaker for the remainder of the 91st General Assembly.

Rep. Matthew Shepherd is serving his fourth term in the Arkansas House of Representatives. He is from El Dorado and represents District 6, which includes part of Union County.

He was previously elected as Speaker-designate and expected to be confirmed as Speaker for the 92nd General Assembly which begins in January.

City Clerk Announces Her Candidacy for a Full Term

Warren City Clerk Helen Boswell announces her candidacy for the next term as Warren City Clerk.  Mrs. Boswell was appointed to the office upon the retirement of the previous Clerk.  Mrs. Boswell served as Administrative Assistant to the Mayor prior to her appointment as City Clerk.

Helen Boswell was born and raised in Warren and received her early education in the Warren School system.  She gained her higher education in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, where she studied secretarial office practices.

Helen was married to Henry Boswell for 46 years, who passed away in February, 2018:  they have two children and six grandchildren.  She worked for Potlatch Corporation from October, 1974 to June, 2004, working in sales, invoicing, accounts payables/receivables, logging, payroll and information systems.  She started work for the City of Warren in January, 2005 as Ad. Assistant to the Mayor.  She was appointed City Clerk by the Warren city Council in June, 2017.

Mrs. Boswell is active in the Church of Christ.  She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading and fellowship with her brothers and sisters in Christ.  She states, "I have enjoyed my duties as City Clerk for the citizens of Warren and if given the opportunity to serve again, will continue to do my very best."

Friday, June 15, 2018

Southark Internships

Internships while in college promote academic and career development. The objective of an internship is to establish a balance between the interns’ learning goals and the specific work an organization needs to be completed.

Interning students gather first-hand experience in real-life business practices and skills. As some of the core indicators for the Carl D. Perkins Grant Program—simply referred to as Perkins—focus on retention, credential attainment and placement in employment, internships developed for students at SouthArk provide ideal opportunities to achieve these goals.

In academic year 2013-2014, SouthArk’s Perkins program began year one of a three-year endeavor to develop an internship program at the college. In 2014-2015, Perkins placed 11 students who were majoring in career and technical education programs at SouthArk into internships. In 2015-2016, Perkins placed 12 career and technical education students into internships. The companies and organizations that housed those interns included Georgia-Pacific, Chemtura, El Dorado Chemical, Lion Oil and the El Dorado Boys and Girls Club.

Summer Li-HEAP to Begin Taking Applications

Southeast Arkansas Community Action Corporation will begin taking applications for the FY’2018 LI-HEAP Summer Regular and Crisis Program on July 2, 2018 until funds are depleted.  The program is designed to assist low-income households with home energy related emergency situations.  The following information is needed to determine eligibility:  Summer assistance pays electric bill only.

Proof of total monthly household income for the month prior to application.
All household members birth dates and social security numbers
A recent electric bill and gas bill 

Applications will only be taken from 8:30 a.m. –2:30 p.m. Monday thru Thursday (offices are closed from 12:00 – 1:00 for lunch and closes at 4:30 p.m. daily).  Staff will be at other county sites on Tuesday and Thursday, please check with your local Outreach Offices for locations.  If you have any questions, please contact your local Outreach Office in your county:

ASHLEY COUNTY
Cindy Griever - 870/853-8606
Ashley County Outreach Office, 109 W. Lincoln St., Hamburg
BRADLEY COUNTY
Christina Harding:  870/226-4413
Old National Guard Armory, 101 S. Martin in Warren
CHICOT COUNTY
Simone Brown:  870-265-3379
Chicot County Outreach office, HWY 531 & 165 82 S., Lake Village
DESHA COUNTY
Annette Esaw:  870/222-3392
Desha County Outreach Office; 200 N. First St., McGehee
DREW COUNTY
Andrea Crowder:   870/460-0842
DHS Building in Monticello

For additional information contact:  SEACAC Central Office LI-HEAP Program Director:  Carolyn Davis:  870/226-2668 ext. 307

Important School Information


FAIR SPONSORSHIP & BOOTH INFORMAION

Believe it or not, the 80th Annual Bradley County Fair & Livestock Show is just around the corner!  You can show your support for the Fair & Livestock Show financially by purchasing booth spaces, sponsor ribbons, and catalog ads.  These sponsorships provide the opportunity for your business to be noticed by all attending and be recognized as a supporter of Bradley County.  Your financial and personal support help make the Fair & Livestock Show and Bradley County a success!  Catalog ads start as low as $25, Sponsor Ribbons start at $20, and an 8x8 booth is only $10!  The deadline for catalog ads is July 16th.  For more information, please call 870-352-4105.

State Capitol Week in Review From Senator Eddie Cheatham

June 15, 2018

LITTLE ROCK – In the first six months of this fiscal year, the state Office of Child Support Enforcement suspended drivers’ licenses of 4,344 non-custodial parents who had fallen behind on their legal obligation to help with financial support for their children.

That represents a 14 percent increase in suspended drivers’ licenses over the previous year.

The office also suspended 1,343 hunting and fishing licenses during the first six months of this fiscal year, a 17 percent increase over last year.

Also, the office suspended 778 professional and business licenses, a 71 percent increase over last year, and 664 motor vehicle tags, a 13 percent increase.

Total collections of child support through the office were about $137 million, a drop of 1/5 percent from the previous year.

#1 Grandpa

By: Glenn Lansdale

I’m sure a lot of folks think they have the World’s Greatest Grandpa, but I have proof:  On Saturday, June 9, 2018, my Grandfather, Charles Doss of Warren (age 83), competed in the Bradley County Pink Tomato Festival 5K Walk- making him one of, if not the oldest to ever participate.

Due to some nerve damage in my leg, I was unable to run in the 5K this year, but as a sign of support and encouragement, my Pap-Pa Charlie agreed to walk the 5K with me.   This gave me the motivation I needed to enter and finish the race.

Pap-Pa Charlie has seen every Pink Tomato Festival come and go, but I’m hoping this one will go down as one of his most memorable.

June 9 was also my Grandparents’ 62nd Wedding Anniversary. My Grandma, Dorothy “Dot” Doss, went to be with the Lord on January 22, 2017.

She was our Angel-on this side of Heaven.

Pap-pa Charlie: Mam-Ma Dot would be so proud of you, and I am too! Just like any other accomplishment in my life, I couldn’t have done it without you.

With Love,
Glenn

Four Handguns Stolen From Local Pawn Shop

On the date of June 14, 2018 The Warren Police Department responded to a theft at Easy Money Pawn / Trading post. When Officer Meeks arrived on scene she was advised by the owner Scott Clanton that they had noticed four handguns missing out of the display case so they therefore began to review camera footage. While reviewing the footage they observed an unknown black male subject enter the store while they were out of the room go behind the counter, take the guns and then leave the store.


Thursday, June 14, 2018

First State Bank Donates $1,000 To Soccer Championship Ring Fund

Pat Newton(left) and James Wells(right) of First State Bank of Warren are pictured presenting First State Bank's donation of $1,000 to the 4A State Championship Soccer Team ring fund to the State Title game MVP Daniel Mondragon.

Warren Bank Purchases First Box of Tomatoes

Madison McGehee and Samantha Clanton brought in the first box of tomatoes from Clanton Farms for the 2018 growing season.  They are pictured with Kelly Ashcraft(center), President of Warren Bank, with Teen Miss Pink Tomato Kelly Jo Stain and Miss Pink Tomato Sarah Helms.

Warren Bank purchased the tomatoes in the annual auction held during the All-Tomato Luncheon.  Proceeds go to the University of Arkansas for tomato research.  Warren Bank purchased the box for $2,200.