Tuesday, July 22, 2014

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Mary Louise Seavers, 69, of Nashville, Arkansas passed away, Sunday, July 20, 2014

July 21, 2014 - 11:55am -- dsharwell

Mary Louise Seavers, 69, of Nashville, Arkansas passed away, Sunday, July 20, 2014. She was born May 4, 1945 in Tuckerman, Arkansas to the late Charles Lee Loy & Mae Elizabeth Owens Loy.

She was predeceased by her parents; brother, Bo Loy and sister, Pat Howard.

Hubert Eugene Wagoner, age 61 of New Hope, Arkansas, passed away, Friday, July 18, 2014

July 21, 2014 - 9:07am -- dsharwell

Hubert Eugene Wagoner, age 61 of New Hope, Arkansas, passed away, Friday, July 18, 2014 at his home. He was born August 2, 1952 near Dequeen, Arkansas to Stanley and Marcella Day Wagoner.

He was a construction worker and loved hunting, especially deer hunting. He also loved to run dogs and earlier in life he loved riding motorcycles.

Preceding him in death was his father, Stanley Wagoner, and his son Lonnie Dale Ivey.

Tony G. Sigman, age 56, of Murfreesboro, July 18, 2014

July 18, 2014 - 3:33pm -- dsharwell

Tony G. Sigman, age 56, of Murfreesboro, passed away on Friday, July 18, 2014 in Hot Springs.  He was born on December 19, 1957 in Englewood, CA, the son of the late Coy H. Sigman and Beula L. (Hays) Sigman.                

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Patsy L. Sigman; brother, Larry Sigman; and grandparents, Lawrence and Stella Hays.

Murfreesboro woman adopts three children

Jones, the Response to Intervention specialist at Murfreesboro Elementary, has been giving children a safe place to rest their heads for the past three years by providing a foster home through the Department of Human Services. During that three years, 19 children ages five and under have come and gone under Jones’s roof, each child with their own special needs and their own unique story. 
Surprisingly, Jones stated that the children usually make a fairly smooth transition to living in an unfamiliar place with new people. 

Horticulture expert talks shop with Rotarians

Carson, who recently returned from a trip to Scotland with 36 of the state’s master gardeners, addressed topics ranging from controlling pests and weeds to proper pruning technique during the hour-long session. She began by telling Rotarians that, although the state has enjoyed a mild summer, recent rains were “too fast and too furious” to do much good for area flora, and to make matters worse, may have exacerbated the population of mosquitoes and other pests.
“Mosquitoes are, like, nuts out there,” she said.

City to crack down on messy yards

Police Chief Brian White told aldermen he has successfully identified 25 properties that are out of compliance with a code that prohibits poor upkeep of houses. This includes overgrowth of grass, having abandoned vehicles or other debris littering yards and other offenses. Those who have violated the ordinance will be notified and have seven days to clean up their property to be in compliance with the law or be faced with a citation. White will continue working his way across town to check for more violations, he said.

Howard County Dems make big donations to candidates

Donations, accounting nearly a quarter of the group’s current financial holdings, came in the form of several fund raiser sponsorships, as well as large block donations to candidates. 
The committee made donations to the campaigns of Senator Mark Pryor and James Lee Witt, who is running for Congress from Arkansas’s fourth Congressional district.