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Memorial Day observances were held Sunday, May 26, at the Sand Hill Cemetery at Yardelle, and at the County War Memorial on the courthouse lawn in Jasper Monday morning.

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Rick and Yalonda Martin of Deer and Eugene and Vicki Schrader of Schulenburg, Texas, are pleased to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their children Nicole Caroline Martin and Eric Anthony Schrader.

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Teddy and Melissa Tennison, of Lurton, announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Kendra Diana Tennison to Keegan Roy Bonham, of Freeburg, Missouri.

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President Stacy Potter conducted the Feb. 11 meeting of the Friends of the Newton County Library with eight members present.

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There will be a drop-by baby shower for Wesley and Cortney Davis Sunday, Feb. 10, from 5-6:30 p.m. at the ABC/Community Building in Deer. They are having a boy. All friends and family are invited to attend.

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Friends of the Library President Terry Edwards conducted the Jan. 14 meeting with eight present.

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The Jasper Pioneers Extension Homemakers Club had a potluck meal Wednesday, Jan. 9, at the home of Linda and Marvin Fuson.

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The Jasper Pioneers Extension Homemakers Club had a potluck meal Wednesday, Jan. 9, at the home of Linda and Marvin Fuson.

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As Police Chief Michael Henderson worked on the Christmas shopping trip for local kids, he worked on an idea to give back to the community. Chief Henderson credits his wife Miranda with the idea for the Blessing Box. Jacob Collins the Public Works Director and Chief Henderson built the Bless…

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The Nov. 28 meeting of the Eagle Pride 4-H Club met at the Mt. Judea School. The meeting was called to order by President Reagen Ruff and roll and the minutes were given by Austin Swafford. The educational program for the group was learning about the qualities of being and having a good friend.

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The Newton County Senior Center will host a Wild Game Dinner on Friday, Jan. 18, at 5 p.m. The cost is $15 per plate plus tax for adults. Children 10 and under costs $10 plus tax.

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The Friends of the Newton County Library are holding a drawing for a child's doll bed complete with doll and handmade blankets. The drawing will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 19, at 2 p.m. Tickets are 50 cents each or 3 for $1. The doll is on display at the library and tickets can be purchased …

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The Deer Baptist Church asks that you join them for a musical performance presented by the Deer Baptist Church Choir at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, at the church. The choir will perform “Hope of the Broken World” at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9. Please stay for refreshments after the performance.

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Kim Luper conducted the Nov. 14 meeting of the Jasper Pioneers Extension Homemakers Club with seven members in attendance.

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Jackie and Patsy Villines, of Jasper, will be celebrating 30 years of marriage on Nov. 19 (2018). They have two children, Jaimie Grice and husband Ben Grice, and Lorrie Forest and husband Colby Forest and four grandchildren, Noah, Jackson, Ivory, and Jaelynne. They all would like to wish the…

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Area military veterans are invited to attend a Veterans Day program in their honor on Monday, Nov. 12, beginning at 9 a.m. at the Western Grove School Cafetorium.

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Christmas portraits by photographer LaBecca Brasel will be taken on Saturday, Nov. 17, by appointment at the Newton County Senior Center. Print and digital packages start at $20. Orders are due same day. Call Bob or Tammy at the senior center 446-5531 to schedule your appointment.

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Weekly van schedule Monday - Western Grove, Jasper city limits Tuesday - Mt Judea, Vendor, Jasper city limits Wednesday - Mockingbird Hill, weekly Deer-Nail-Lurton - 2 wks. Every other week to Harrison at noon. Thursday - Shiloh, Parthenon, Murray and Jasper city limits. Friday - Mt Sherman,…

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Members of the Newton County Extension Homemakers attended the Ozark District Rally held at the U of A Community College at Morrilton Campus. The theme of the Rally was “I Heard it Through the Grapevine.

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The Jasper FCCLA and Jasper’s 5th and 6th graders are selling pecans again the year. The prices are $10 per pound for halves and $9 per pound for pieces. If you would like to place an order, or for more information, call Jasper School at 446-5320 or 446-2223. Orders are being taken through Nov. 5.

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President Kim Luper conducted the Oct. 16 Jasper Pioneers meeting with eight members present.

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Weekly van schedule Monday - Western Grove, Jasper city limits Tuesday - Mt Judea, Vendor, Jasper city limits Wednesday - Mockingbird Hill, weekly Deer-Nail-Lurton - 2 wks. Every other week to Harrison at noon. Thursday - Shiloh, Parthenon, Murray and Jasper city limits. Friday - Mt Sherman,…

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Ron and Angela Curtis, of Swain, are pleased to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Laken Elizabeth Curtis, to David Allen Scott Stone, son of Robert and Rachel Stone, of Pelsor, and Brandy and Steve Jones, of Knoxville. The ceremony will be held at Swain Chur…

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Looking for a used chain saw or leaf blower? The Ponca Volunteer Fire Department is selling used equipment in a silent auction. Three Stihl chainsaws and two Stihl backpack leaf blowers will be on display at the Lost Valley Canoe Store in Ponca from 9 to 5 daily for two weeks. Bidding will o…

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The Mt. Judea graduating class of 1946 gathered at Mt. Judea School on Saturday, Sept. 1. The class had 13 graduates, and five are still living at ages of 89 and 90. From left are: Maxine (Kent) Harvey, of Hurst, Texas; Freda (McCutchen) Edwards, of Altamont, Kansas; Ilene (Holt) Nichols, of…

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Weekly van schedule Monday - Western Grove, Jasper city limits Tuesday - Mt Judea, Vendor, Jasper city limits Wednesday - Mockingbird Hill, weekly Deer-Nail-Lurton - 2 wks. Every other week to Harrison at noon. Thursday - Shiloh, Parthenon, Murray and Jasper city limits. Friday - Mt Sherman,…

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Ron and Angela Curtis, of Swain, are pleased to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Laken Elizabeth Curtis, to David Allen Scott Stone, son of Robert and Rachel Stone, of Pelsor, and Brandy and Steve Jones, of Knoxville. The ceremony will be held at Swain Chur…

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Twenty-five Boone and Newton County Retired Teachers and Support Staff members and one guest gathered for the monthly luncheon Sept. 14.  President Dr. Charles Adair welcomed everyone ringing the bell to have “school” again. Special recognition was extended to retirees attending the first ti…

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Lone Beech United Baptist Church Homecoming service is Sunday, Oct. 7, beginning at 10:30 a.m. There will be fellowship, singing, and dinner on the ground.