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Dewey Blount, 76, of Delight, passed away on Wednesday, April 16, 2014

April 16, 2014 - 3:14pm -- dsharwell

Dewey Blount, 76, of Delight, passed away on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 in Texarkana, Texas.  He was born on July 24, 1937 in Delight, Arkansas, the son of the late Grover Blount and Myrtle (Cross) Blount.  Dewey was a 32nd Degree Mason, Army Veteran, retired welder, and an egg producer. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Kenneth Blount. Survivors include his wife, Ruth Blount of Delight; one daughter, Carol Young and husband, Myron of Texarkana, AR; one brother, Lindell Blount and wife, Linda of Delight; five grandchildren, Alecia, Misty, Jace, R

Latricia A. "Sparkle" Jones, 50, of Murfreesboro, passed away on Saturday, April 12, 2014

April 14, 2014 - 11:02am -- dsharwell

Latricia A. "Sparkle" Jones, 50, of Murfreesboro, passed away on Saturday, April 12, 2014 in Houston, Texas. She was born on February 13, 1964 in Bakersfield, California, the daughter of the late Joe Farrer and Dixie (Johnson) Farrer. Latricia was retired from the Arkansas Highway Department and a member of the Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in Murfreesboro. Survivors include her husband, J.

Annette Mauldin Jackson of Hot Springs, formerly of Dierks, passed away on Saturday, April 12, 2014

April 13, 2014 - 5:25pm -- cg.harding@hotm...

Janice Annette Mauldin Jackson, 51, of Hot Springs, went home to be with the Lord on April 12, 2014. She was born January 31, 1963 in DeQueen to the late Randy and Mamie Westbrook Mauldin. Annette was a member of Park Place Baptist Church.  Ms. Jackson was a former resident of Dierks where she graduated from Dierks High School in 1983. She enjoyed being with her First Step family and was recently honored by First Step for 10 years of supportive service. Annette’s genuine love for people brought many dear friends into her life. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Montgomery County woman wanted for failure to appear

Shannon Bates, age 45, was to scheduled to appear in court Fri., March 14, for arraignment on two counts of delivery of a schedule IV controlled substance, class D felonies, after being released on her own recognizance.
Prosecuting Attorney Andy Riner requested a failure to appear warrant when she failed to appear for her arraignment.
Bates was one of six people arrested following a joint investigation by the Montgomery County Sheriff's Department and the District 18 West Drug Task Force.

Caddo Hills hires new superintendent

Key has long ties to the area and owns a house here, according to Tammy Young, board president.  She said Key was a graduate of the last graduating class at Caddo Gap High School, where his father served as superintendent.  He has 30-years experience in education and is presently superintendent of schools in San Augustine, TX.

Caddo Hills board members talked with Key by telephone during an executive session Monday night.  When the board returned to open session, Key was hired following a motion by board member Clara West, with second by Tom West.

Council members agree to refurbish tennis court

She reported that in the past she had collected estimates on a refurbishing project for the tennis court, but the cost would have been approximately $16,000.
Mayor Childress told the aldermen that she had mentioned the tennis court to city employee, Sephen Chaffin. He told her that he had done similar repairs at other locations and could refurbish the city tennis court for $5,500. This would not include a net, which Mayor Childress felt she could purchase for around $100.

Mystery surrounds ancient Beam

Terry Black, who lives along the Caddo River, said he and his brother Mickey found what they believe is a remnant of one of the old sawmills that served the area in the early 1900s.

Black is eager to show his find, a 34-ft 6-in solid Pine beam which measures 16-in. square. No one knows exactly how the beam was used or the purpose of construction. The beam is notched on both ends as if it were attached to a similar beams to perhaps serve as a roof beam for a large structure.