Tuesday, March 28, 2017

WALK ACROSS ARKANSAS: WEEK 4

Following are the results for total minutes walked for week 4 of Walk Across Arkansas for the teams that have reported.  BCMC – 2300; GFWC Warren Woman’s Club – 1309; IV Leaguers – 3015; Travelin Tomatoes – 4869; and Warren Divas - 90.  Top three individual placements for week 3 are:  Randy Hollis – 1578;  Elizabeth Outlaw – 1200, and Patricia Wilkinson – 1021.

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action institution.  If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate or need materials in another format, please contact your Bradley County Extension Office as soon as possible.  Dial 711 for Arkansas Relay.

Large Beehive on County Property


Tuesday, March 28th, salinerivewrchronicle.com was called and invited to come by the Bradley County Courthouse and observe a large beehive located in a bush next to First Street on the north side of the courthouse.  Upon arriving I found Michelle Carter and John Gavin of the Cooperative Extension Service along with Mark Kilptrick and another member of the media looking at the hive and taking pictures.  It was a massive hive of bees.

Mr. Kilpatrick lives in Warren and is very knowledgeable of bees and how to deal with them.  He was busy capturing the little guys into a beehive container and plans to carry them to his residence.

According to Mr. Kilpatrick, there appeared to be 3-4 pounds of bees involved with the swarm and he estimated it contained 1000-1500 or more individual bees.

Monday, March 27, 2017

3rd Annual Delta Flix Film and Media Festival: April 5-8

JONESBORO – The Delta Flix Film and Media Festival is in its 3rd year at Arkansas State University.

The Delta Flix Film and Media Festival celebrate those who express their passion for storytelling through film, video, photography and multimedia presentations.  Delta Flix Film and Media Festival provides a venue for beginning, emerging and established media artists to exhibit their work, learn from each other, and develop an appreciation for the art of film, photography, and multimedia.

The festival, sponsored by the Department of Media in collaboration with the Delta Symposium, will take place from Wednesday through Saturday, April 5‑8.   Most events will take place in the Student Union Auditorium on the third floor of the Carl R. Reng Student Union, 101 North Caraway Road.

At noon on Wednesday, April 5, John T. Wayne, grandson of movie star John Wayne, will make a special presentation.  Various media and panel presentations will continue throughout the afternoon, as well as screenings of films and media projects.

This year’s festival features films and media presentations from local and regional media makers.

Presentations include "The Arkansas Wildman," a documentary about local rock and roll pioneer Sonny Burgess; "The First Secret City," a feature-length documentary revealing the impact of contaminated nuclear waste used on the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima on communities in the St. Louis area in the 21st century; and "Ridge Runners," a feature film by local filmmaker and A-State graduate Hunter West about a missing girl from a small Southern town caught up in the world of sex trafficking.

For further details about the schedule or presentations, contact the Department of Media at (870) 972-3070 or visit the Delta Flix Film and Media website, www.AState.edu/deltaflix.

Archeologist to Talk about the Isgrig Site.

 On Tuesday, April 4, the Tunican Chapter of the Arkansas Archeological Society and the Drew County Historical Society will hold their joint monthly speaker series. Jessica Howe Cogburn, the former station assistant at the UAM Research Station of the Arkansas Archeological Survey and current graduate student at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, will discuss the archeology of the Isgrig site in Pulaski County. People have occupied the site, located on Fourche Island, from the prehistoric through the protohistoric and historic periods. She will discuss the archeology of the late prehistoric and early protohistoric occupations dating between the 1400s and 1600s AD and will compare the Isgrig collections with research along the Arkansas River Valley to consider similarities with other sites, such as Carden Bottoms and Goldsmith Oliver.
Jessica is a native of Arkansas. She received her MA in Anthropology from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale in 2011. Between 2008 and 2014, she worked for the Arkansas Archeological Survey as the Station Assistant in Monticello. During this time, she spent many weeks excavating at Isgrig, which is now the focus of her dissertation. In 2014, she enrolled at the University of Arkansas where she is working on her PhD and is a graduate assistant with the Survey. She is also one of the Vice-Presidents of the Arkansas Archeological Society.
Jessica Cogburn excavating at the Isgrig site.
If you have any questions, contact Jodi A. Barnes at jabarnes@uark.edu or 870-460-1290.

America's Irish heritage celebrated in new book

THE major contribution made by Irish immigrants to the Unites States is documented in a new book by author and journalist David Forsythe. What have the Irish ever done for us? tells the fascinating tale of Irish immigration and its positive influence over the centuries through the stories of dozens of individuals who have made an impact around the world.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Johanna Lasiter Donates to Locks of Love

Johanna Lasiter spent a day of her spring break doing something wonderful.  She had 14 inches cut from her hair which was thick enough to donate two locks of love.  Jessi, of Mane Event, located on North Martin Street was her hairdresser. Johanna is a junior at Warren High School.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Samantha Lee Wilkerson to Wed Jeffrey Kyle Sparks

Samantha Lee Wilkerson and Jeffrey Kyle Sparks
Together with their families, Samantha Lee Wilkerson and Jeffrey Kyle Sparks request the pleasure of your company at the celebration of their marriage, Saturday, the twenty-fifth of March, two thousand seventeen, at six o'clock in the evening at Chateau Sante. 431 Bradley 23 Road, Warren, AR 71671
Reception to follow.

Memorials to Warren Branch Library


Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Lakeport Legacies Series To Present Plantation Connections

LAKE VILLAGE - "Building Delta Plantations: Connecting Washington County, Mississippi, and Chicot County, Arkansas" is the first topic of discussion of the Lakeport Legacies Series, Thursday, March 30, at the Lakeport Plantation in Lake Village.

Dr. Blake Wintory, director of the Lakeport Plantation, will give the presentation. The free event gets underway at 5:30 p.m. with refreshments and conversation in the dining room of the plantation house. The program starts at 6 p.m. Guests are asked to RSVP by calling Wintory at (870) 265-6031.

Although the Mississippi River divides Washington County, Mississippi and Chicot County, Arkansas, their histories are intertwined. Kentuckians like the Johnsons, Wards and Worthingtons settled in both counties in the 1820s and 1830s. Decades later, the families displayed the optimism and prosperity of antebellum plantation life with the construction of large plantation houses.

The Johnson and Worthington families built stylish Italianate and Greek Revival homes in this era: Mount Holly (ca. 1856), Belmont (1857), Willoughby (1858), and Lakeport (1859). A careful restoration of Lakeport by Arkansas State University and thorough research of neighboring plantations suggests a group of carpenters from Madison, Ind., constructed several homes for the Johnsons and Worthingtons.

This research reveals that Kentucky planters in the Arkansas and Mississippi Delta reached back to the Ohio Valley (Kentucky and Indiana) for materials and builders of their iconic "Southern" homes. Follow the history of the plantations' construction at lakeport.AState.edu.

Lakeport Legacies, a monthly talk focusing on history in the Delta, meets on the last Thursday of each month from March through October. Lakeport Plantation is located at 601 Hwy 142, Lake Village, Ark.


Attached photos:
Family on Porch1. jpg
Willoughby Plantation, ca 1925 (not the Worthingtons in the picture)
Courtesy of Special Collections William Alexander Percy Memorial Library

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Willoughby Plantation, ca 1920
Courtesy of Special Collections William Alexander Percy Memorial Library

Belmont LOC3.jpg
Belmont Plantation, 1936
Historic American Buildings Survey, Library of Congress

ca. 1914 Lakeport Exterior 4 II.jpg
Lakeport, ca. 1914
Courtesy of Doris Johnson and Lakeport Plantation

Johnson Family at Lakeport.jpg
Lakeport Plantation, ca 1925
Courtesy of Lakeport Plantation

Monday, March 20, 2017

Lakeport Plantation Announces Legacies Series Schedule

LAKE VILLAGE, Ark. – Lakeport Plantation, an Arkansas State University Heritage Site, announced its 2017 schedule for Lakeport Legacies, a monthly talk focusing on history in the Delta.

Featured speakers will discuss a wide range of Delta topics including a history of one of Arkansas's oldest African American churches, the Civil War in the Mississippi Delta, and a look at the Polk family's plantations and investments from Tennessee to the Delta.

The schedule includes:
March 30 — Building Delta Plantations: Connecting Washington County, Mississippi, and Chicot County, Arkansas; Dr. Blake Wintory, assistant director and facilities manager for Lakeport Plantation.

April 28-29 — In lieu of Lakeport Legacies — Behind the Big House with Joseph McGill of the Slave Dwelling Project, Joint Program of Preserve Arkansas and Lakeport Plantation.

May 25 — An Unconventional Conveyance: Rev. Jim Kelly and New Hope Missionary Baptist Church; Rev. Demetria L. Edwards, M.Div., J.D., New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, and Dr. Blake Wintory, Lakeport Plantation.

June 29 — A Case Study in Diversity: Southeast Arkansas Legislators, 1868-Jim Crow; Rodney Harris, University of Arkansas.

July 27 — Ironclads, Cotton and Corn: The Civil War in the Mississippi Delta; Jim Woodrick, Mississippi Department of Archives and History.

August 31 — Grasping Shadows: Evolution of the MS Delta Chinese Heritage Museum; Emily Jones, Delta State University Archives & Museum.

September 28 — The Polks’ Plantations and the Creation of Cotton Kingdom in the Old South; Dr. Kelly Jones, Austin Peay State University.

October 19 — Influence of Southeast Arkansas in the Arkansas Historical Association; Maylon Rice, Arkansas Historical Association; program on third Thursday will start at 5:30 p.m. due to DST/Standard Time change.

Lakeport Legacies meets on the last Thursday of each month from March through October at 5:30 p.m. for refreshments and conversation. The program begins at 6 p.m. Note exception in the schedule. All events are free and open to the public.

The Lakeport Plantation is located at 601 Hwy 142, Lake Village, Ark.  Guests are asked to RSVP by calling Wintory, at (870) 265-6031. For more information, visit lakeport.AState.edu.

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Week 3 of Walk Across Arkansas Results

Following are the results for total minutes walked for week 3 of Walk Across Arkansas for the teams that have reported.  BCMC – 838; GFWC Warren Woman’s Club – 1107; IV Leaguers – 2082; Travelin Tomatoes – 4608; and Warren Divas - 810.  Top three individual placements for week 3 are:  Randy Hollis – 1350; Patricia Wilkinson – 782; and Elizabeth Outlaw – 750.

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action institution.  If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate or need materials in another format, please contact your Bradley County Extension Office as soon as possible.  Dial 711 for Arkansas Relay.

NetSmartz Workshop to be Held at Warren Branch Library


Stormy Taylor: 600 Books and Counting

Congratulation Stormy Taylor! Stormy had 600 books read to her in the Warren Branch Library 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Program!

Friday, March 17, 2017

Jonathan Richardson Aiming for 1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Congratulations Jonathan Richardson Jr.! Jonathan had 100 books read to him in our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Program!!

This is a FREE program! Call 870-226-2536 or come by the Warren Branch Library for more information!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

UAM To Host 11th Annual Boll Weevil Stampede March 30- April 1

           MONTICELLO, Ark. — More than 250 rodeo cowboys and cowgirls from 14 colleges and universities will compete at the 11th annual Boll Weevil Stampede hosted by the University of Arkansas at Monticello March 30 through April 1
            Competition begins each evening at 7 p.m. at the Drew County Fairgrounds. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for UAM students with I.D. and children ages 6-12, and free for children 5 and under.
            Collegiate rodeo teams expected to participate include UAM, Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas, East Mississippi Community College, Michigan State, Mississippi State, Missouri Valley, Murray State, Northwest Mississippi Community College, Pearl River Community College, Southern Arkansas, Tennessee-Martin, Three Rivers College, Arkansas State-Beebe, and West Alabama.
            Competition will be held in bull riding, saddle bronc riding, bareback riding, steer wrestling, calf roping, team roping, barrel racing, goat tying, and breakaway roping. Participants will be competing for prize money as well as championship points to qualify for the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyoming in June.
            The Boll Weevil Stampede is being sponsored by Chris Bryant State Farm Insurance, C&L Electric, Commercial Bank and Trust, Searcy and Associates, LLC, and Monticello Ambulance Service.
            For more information, contact the UAM School of Agriculture at (870) 460-1014.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Week 2: Walk Across Arkansas

Following are the results for total minutes walked for week 2 of Walk Across Arkansas for the teams that have reported.  BCMC – 1010; GFWC Warren Woman’s Club – 1698; IV Leaguers – 4229; Travelin Tomatoes – 3842; and Warren Divas - 1380.  Top three individual placements for week 2 are:  Randy Hollis – 1520; Elizabeth Outlaw – 1440; and Tyler Barnett - 1200.

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action institution.  If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate or need materials in another format, please contact your Bradley County Extension Office as soon as possible.  Dial 711 for Arkansas Relay.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Kinsley Marking a Milestone!

Kinsley Robinson had 500 books read to her in our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Program!!

1st District Convoction to Be Presented

Arkansas Third Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction Rhema Word District presents 1st District Convocation Friday March 14-17, 2017 at 7:30 nightly at Temple o Deliverance Church, 2800 Main Street, Crossett, AR.  The theme for the event is "In This Changing World, Let Us Hold On To Our Unchanging Faith."  Jude 3-4.

On Tuesday, Superintendent Lester Murphy Sr. of Arkansas-Louisiana District will be honored.  Bishop Joe Bavior Mason, Prelate Arkansas Third Jurisdiction will be honored on Wednesday. District Missionary Cynthia Simpson will be honored on Thursday.  On Friday, the convocation will honor Superintendent Joseph L. Moseley.  

The Arkansas Third Jurisdiction Officials: Prelate-Bishop Joe Baylor Mason nd Supervisor of Women-Mother Lendora Early

Monday, March 6, 2017

WALK ACROSS ARKANSAS

Walk Across Arkansas is off to a great start with 5 teams formed with people from across the county. The following teams are in serious, but fun competition and will need all the encouragement possible.  Here are the results for total minutes walked from week one for the teams that have reported:  BCMC – 723; GFWC Warren Woman’s Club – 1152; IV Leaguers – 3861; Travelin’ Tomatoes – 4373; Warren Divas – 620.  Top three individual placements are:  Tyler Barnett – 1460; Randy Hollis – 1134; and Patricia Wilkinson - 863.

Watch each week as the competition heats up between all the teams.

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action institution.  If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate or need materials in another format, please contact your Bradley County Extension Office as soon as possible.  Dial 711 for Arkansas Relay.

Editorial

From time to time as one travels around the City of Warren dogs will be seen running free.  Many appear to be healthy and cared for but have either escaped their pen or have been let out of the house to run around freely.  Some are strays looking for food or just rambling around.  In talking to some dog owners, it seems that many still don't realize that it is illegal for any dog to run free within the city limits and the owner is responsible.  Naturally strays may enter the city from outside the city limits.  Regardless free roaming dogs are illegal.

The City of Warren animal control ordinance mandates several things:
1. Dogs must be confined to the private property of the owner unless on a lease and under control.
2. Dogs are to be properly cared for.  This means with food, water and shelter.  Anything less is a
    violation of the law and makes the owner subject to penalty.
3. Dogs are to be vaccinated

Warren has an animal control officer who works for the police department.  He patrols the city and responds to complaints, but he needs the assistance of residents.  Report free running dogs and provide available information to the officer to help him locate violations and dog owners.  Citations can and will be issued by the Warren Police Department as necessary.

Sometimes the animal control ordinance is difficult to enforce.  Dogs are not always easy to catch.  It is the responsibility of the owner of any dog to keep it safely secured and cared for within the Warren city limits.  Animals, for their own protection do not need to be running free on city streets.  Please obey the law and take care of your dog! Report violations to the Warren Police Department at 226-3703.