January 7, 2009 Edition

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Grandparents' corner

Constance Marie Woods (front), six months, Kadin Dean Woods (back, from left), two and a half, Dawson Steven Ward, two and a half, and Walker Ray Ward, four, are the grandchildren of Steve and Marie Woods of Powhatan and the great-grandchildren of Kenneth Dale and Jane Barton of Powhatan and Elmo Woods of Swifton.

Kadin and Constance are the children of Branden and Burdessia Woods of Jonesboro.

Dawson and Walker are the children of Jason and Natosha Ward of Hoxie.

Frankly speaking...

Local attorney David Mullen, who died at his home early Saturday, was a Jaycee in the late 1970s and early '80s when that organization was quite active in this area. David as always a leader in that group.

During many of those years, the Jaycees were organizers of the local Christmas parade, conducted a yearly Toys for Tots program and held many fund-raisers and social events. He was also a leader in high school as student body president and was active in professional organizations for attorneys. He often addressed others with a respective title, such as "Sir" Smith.


Nita Bob Warner, a native of Hoxie and Walnut Ridge, was a pioneer in the world of U.S. women Marines. She was commissioned as a second lieutenant in only the second class of women to graduate as Marines. Read more about her remarkable career in her obituary. A memorial service for Lt. Col. (ret.) Warner will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Lawrence Memorial Park in Walnut Ridge.


Weston Little, who was recently hired to work with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency in New York City, shared with us the complex process he went through to be hired. It was not your standard employee hiring, and I found it to be very interesting. continued...

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