Thursday, February 15, 2018


Lindsey DeAnne Hayes and Joshua Steven Belvedresi
Lindsey DeAnne Hayes of Hermitage, and Joshua Steven Belvedresi of Warren, announce their forthcoming marriage. The bride-elect is the daughter of Greg and Lagina Hayes of Hermitage. She is the granddaughter of Willie and Charlotte Laster of Hermitage, and Sandra Smith of Warren, and the late Sammy Hayes. She is the 2012 graduate of Hermitage High School and is employed at Warren Bank and Trust Co. The prospective groom is the son of Jill Gill of Warren, and Tommy Belvedresi and Shelia Harton of Warren. He is the grandson of Jean Harton of Warren and the late Herman “Pot” Harton, and James and Betty Belvedresi of Pine Bluff. He is the 2006 graduate of Warren High School and is employed at Potlatch Corporation. The couple will be married at 5:00 p.m. March 17, 2018, at Saline Baptist Church in Sumpter, Arkansas. Only out of town invitations sent. All family and friends are invited to attend.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Groomer Humor & Helpful Hints to a Happy Pet:

The holiday season is a wonderful time to give, share, and spend precious moments with the ones you cherish.

This is also a time where many of you may open your hearts to share your love with a new companion and friend. That friend very well likely is a new puppy.

There are many ways to show your new baby just how much you adore him or her. You can buy new toys, fluffy dog beds, only the best quality dog food, and all of the fun and cute accessories you can imagine.  However, with this new bundle of joy, there are a few ways to help and show just how much you truly love them.

First, taking your pet to the local veterinarian for regular check-ups, deworming, and rounds of puppy shots (vaccinations) is a must. In order to ensure that the pup does not develop any type of illnesses at a very young age this is crucial.

Second, my father, who is a DVM in Louisiana, always encourages new pet owners to limit the amount of time you spend outside with him or her. Keep your baby inside as much as possible. It may entice you to want to carry them all around town, show how cute he or she is, and truly spend as much time as possible with it, but at such a young age, until they have received all of their puppy shots your pet is much more prone to develop a sickness as opposed to an animal at a later stage in their life.

I am a dog groomer at the Coats of Many Colors Grooming Salon here locally in Warren, Arkansas. As a groomer I feel as though there are a few very useful tips to offer for all of your new pets.

Grooming is not only specific to pups with long coats. These tips can apply to any and all pets.

One recommendation I have is to obviously carry your pet to your local groomer on a regular basis.

The reason why is because…

The difference between a dog that is groomed every 4 to 6 months (or less) and a dog that is groomed every 4 to 6 weeks, is one dog thinks it is being punished, while the other thinks it’s a part of life.

Another recommendation I offer to especially new pet owners is to carefully brush your baby. This does not need to be a chore to you or your dog. For instance, whether you are sitting down, watching tv, or just cuddling with him or her in your lap, take a brush or comb and gently brush your pet. (I recommend a slicker brush which you can buy online or at your nearest pet store) This allows your puppy to grow accustomed to being brushed. It truly can be quite an enjoyable time for him or her.

I also encourage you to “play” with their feet. What I mean by this is while again, you have the puppy in your lap, just hold their feet. Gently massage their paw pads and rub them with your hands. The great thing about this tip is it allows them to get used to their paws being handled. As we know, dogs need to have their nails trimmed or buffed on a regular basis. By “playing” with their paws, it helps them be more relaxed when your groomer or veterinarian attempts to trim the toe nails.

As a vet’s daughter and groomer I want to thank you for reading my first article. I hope this information helps you and your fur-baby have a healthy and happy life.

Dogs leave paw prints on your heart <3

Til next time,
Jessi Reep
Groomer at the Coats of Many Colors Grooming Salon

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Warren Library Studies The Culture Of France

Today we traveled with Kaytlin Cruce to France. Kaytlin visited France in 2006 during her Junior year. She shared with the group about the language, currency, population, Paris-the city of love, the Louvre, glass pyramids, Norte Dame Cathedral, Versaliles, French Revolution, French food-vegetables, meat, cheese, breads and she shared newspaper clippings and maps from France. The group made chocolate crepes and had a cheese taste testing.

Warren Branch Library Presents MacArthur & Princella Davis, Authors of "Afro-Americans of Bradley County Arkansas 1800-1930"

Monday, February 5, 2018

February, 2018

Thursday, February 1

Friday, February 2
Wear Red Day
Warren v Monticello at Warren
Groundhog's Day

Saturday, February 3
Bradley County Art Gala, Warren Country Club

Sunday, February 4
Super Bowl Sunday

Monday, February 5
BCEDC meeting, 7:00 a.m., Molly's
City of Warren Street Public Hearing 5:30 p.m., Municipal Court Room

Tuesday, February 6
Rotary Club meeting, noon, First United Methodist Church
Warren v Hamburg (away)

Wednesday, February 7
Football College Signing

Thursday, February 8

Friday, February 9
Basketball @ home

Saturday, February 10

Sunday, February 11

Monday, February 12
BCEDC, 7:00 a.m., Molly's
Chamber of Commerce Board Mtg. noon
P/T Conferences-Eastside/Brunson
Warren City Council meeting, 5:30 p.m.
Hermitage School Board Meeting, 6:00 p.m.
Warren School Board Meeting, 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, February 13
Rotary Club meeting, noon, First United Methodist Church
P/T Conferences-Warren Middle School, Warren High School, SEACBEC

Wednesday, February 14
Happy Valentine's Day
Lions Club meeting, noon, Molly's

Thursday, February 15

Friday, February 16

Saturday, February 17
Pink Tomato Festival Trap Shoot, Warren Shooting Sports Complex, 10:00 a.m.

Sunday, February 18

Monday, February 19
BCEDC meeting, 7:00 a.m., Molly's
Quorum Court Meeting, 6:00 p.m.
Hermitage City Council, 6:00 p.m.
President's Day (no school @ Warren)

Tuesday, February 20
Rotary Club meeting, noon, First United Methodist Church

Wednesday, February 21
Human Development Center Volunteer Council, 9:30
Intermodal, 11:00, Monticello

Thursday, February 22
Hospital Board Meeting 12:30

Friday, February 23

Saturday, February 24

Sunday, February 25
Bradley County Genealogy, 2:00 p.m.

Monday, February 26
BCEDC meeting, 7:00 a.m., Molly's
BCEDC Board Meeting, 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, February 27
Rotary Club meeting, noon, First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall

Wednesday, February 28
Lions Club meeting, noon, Simple Simons

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Karen Butler Honored at King Banquet

Karen Butler, an employee of the Bradley County Judge's Office was one of the recent honorees during the recent Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Banquet held at St. James A.M.E. Church in Warren.  Karen is active in her Church and has been a role model in the Warren community.  Those honored at the annual King Banquet are awarded certificates for their service to the community and for following the characteristics as promoted by Dr. King.

Mrs. Butler is a member of the Power House Church of God in Christ.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Terry Donnelly Wins Quilt

On January 31st, 2018, a live drawing was held by BARC ( Bradley County Rescue Coalition).  The winner's name is  Terry Donnelly. The quilt was donated to BARC by the Bradley Builders Block Association.  BARC sold raffle tickets to raise money. Terry is the owner and operator of Deepwoods farms and has been a long time supporter of BARC.

BARC would like to thank everyone who helped through donations, ticket sales and through continued support because without your financial support our rescue mission to help the dogs in Bradley County would not be possible.

Pictured on the left is the winner Terry Donnelly, also in the photo is a friend of Terry's, Scott Clanton.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Way to Go Nola

Congratulations Nola Stone on reaching 300 books in our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Program!!

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Family & Friends of Care Facility Residents Meet

The board of the Family & Friends of Care Facility Residents, those who support and promote the five Human Development Centers of Arkansas, met Saturday, January 20th in Little Rock.  Clydine Davis and Gregg Reep of Warren are members of the board.

The group meet for about three hours and discussed projects to raise money for the non-profit's use in assisting and lobbying for the Human Development Centers and talked about upcoming national meetings and public service announcements to help educate the public about the work of the HDC's.

A good amount of time was spent discussing visits with the Arkansas congressional delegation and the needs of the individual HDC campuses.

Darrell Pickney of Jonesboro is President of the board.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Playing pinball machines at The Paint Pot

By Maylon Rice

Recently a large color advertisement for M.S. Rau Antiques of New Orleans, La., appeared in an issue of The New York Times, triggering in me a memory from my pinball playing past in Warren.

It featured a 1940s era Rock-Ola Bowling Game called “The King Pin.”

That was a pinball machine I once played at The Paint Pot Grocery Store in west Warren. (Photo accompanying this Pastime)

Yes, it was the same pin ball machine, a replica of a one-man bowling set, where the metal ball was sent flying from the shooter/bowler down the wooden lane into the 10-pins standing at the end of the bowling alley. The player had a toggle type switch to maneuver the shooter/bowler to aim and release the steel metal pinball down the alley to strike the preset bowling pins.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Tunican Chapter to Host Cemetery Clean Up at Hollywood Plantation

The Tunican Chapter of the Arkansas Archeological Society and the Drew County Historical Society are hosting a cemetery clean up with the help of Phi Alpha Theta, a national history honor society. Participants will learn about cemetery maintenance and help clean up two cemeteries associated with Hollywood Plantation, or the Taylor House, near Winchester as a morning of service to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Holly Hope, with the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program (AHPP), will give an overview of the proper removal of invasive vegetation in cemeteries. Dr. Jodi Barnes, archeologist with the Arkansas Archeological Survey - UAM Research Station, will provide a brief overview of the history and archeology of the Taylor House. Participants will help remove brush and clean up the Taylor family cemetery and the Valley Farm cemetery, the African American cemetery nearby.

Contact Dr. Barnes for more details, or 870-460-1290

Monday, January 8, 2018

Mother Jimmie Butler Celebrates 89 Years

Family and friends of Mother Jimmie Butler, gathered in the Fellowship Hall of the First United Methodist Church Saturday afternoon, January 6th to celebrate Mrs. Butler's 89th birthday.  She actually turned 89 on the 5th. 

There were songs sung, best wishes spoken, and performances honoring Mrs. Butler.  A very delicious meal was also served and a lot of fellowship enjoyed. 

Mother Butler and her late husband, Deacon Howard Butler, served as mainstays of the Warren Community for many years.  They worked for many years for the First United Methodist Church and served through their Church, The Power House Church of God in Christ.   They have a large and successful family with deep roots in Warren.

Friday, December 29, 2017

Help Give These Animals a Home

The Warren Animal Shelter has every pen full of dogs waiting to be rescued.  You could be the family   or person to give these warm-hearted pets a home.  If you are interested in adopting one of these animals, call the Warren Police Department at 226-3703 ands tell the dispatcher that you would like to meet with the Canine Officer to see all the animals.  

When you adopt an animal,  Jessi Reep, owner of Coats of Many Colors grooming salon will give your dog a free bath.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Greenwoood, Patton to Exchange Vows

oe Don & Becky Greenwood of Hermitage, AR announce the engagement of their daughter Casie Jo Greenwood of Hermitage, AR to Matthew Ray Patton of Eldorado, KS. The bride-elect is a graduate of Henderson State University and is employed in a marketing sales position with Powell Feed & Milling. The prospective groom isthe son of Larry and Vicki Patton of Eldorado, KS. He is a graduate of Emporia State University and Wichita State University and is a Physician Assistant practici dermatology at The Dermotology Center in Fort Smith, AR.  The couple will exchange vows at 5pm in Cassoday, KS on December 30, 2017. The couple will reside in Oklahoma.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

December's Journey in Around the World in Nine Months

December's Program, Around the World at your Library in 9 months, traveled to Romania on Thursday!! Ms. Jennifer and Chandler Harrod did a wonderful presentation and talked about the culture, landscape, the different villages, leaders, and salt mines in Romania. They also shared beautiful pictures from Romania that they took while living in Romania for 7 years and then visiting again this last October. After the presentation the group helped prepare and cook "Clatite" with nutella and jam (these are similar to very thin pancakes). They were ENJOYED by everyone!!
Thank you so much Jennifer and Chandler for an awesome program!!