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  • After much considera-tion and support, JamesHamric is announcing hiscandidacy in the Demo-cratic Primary for PrairieCounty Sheriff. A Hickory Plains native

    and a 1991 graduate of DesArc High School, Hamricsaid, Being a reservedeputy with the PrairieCounty Sheriffs Patrolsince 1998, it would be aprivilege and honor toserve the people of PrairieCounty as your Sheriff.Hamric was instated and

    trained under the late Sher-iff Randy Raper. He hascontinued to serve thepublic and Sheriff Burnettsince that time. Raised in Hickory Plains,

    Hamric is the son of IvaHamric and the late Harvey(H.N.) Hamric. Hamricstated his faith and valuesare firmly rooted in God,the Nation and the peopleof Prairie County. He is amember of Hickory PlainsChurch of the Nazareneand attended ASU-Beebe. Hamric is owner/opera-

    tor of Hamric Enterprises alicensed managementbusiness. He said, Being inmanagement roles as wellas owning my own busi-ness, I can offer leadershipand common sense prac-tices to the Sheriffs De-

    partment and to the peopleof Prairie County.My goals are to make

    for a great County and toempower and encouragethe citizens of PrairieCounty to be ever watchfulin their communities aswell as to build a strong re-serve deputy program.Hamric said, Being an 18-year veteran of the SheriffsPatrol, we have valuable re-sources for our County. Iwould like to see meetingswith parents at our schools,public forums and greateruse of social media to in-vestigate and publicize ac-tivities in the county.I will appreciate your

    vote and I am looking for-ward to serving you as yournext Prairie County Sher-iff, Hamric stated.

    The Journal welcomes your input (comments, suggestions, personal news, photos, etc)New/Renewed Journal Subscribers . .Contact Us: Email: [email protected] Mail: PO Box 1051, Des Arc, Ar 72040 Tel: 870-256-4254

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    DEC. 4, DEC. 8Eagle [email protected] Dec. 4Hosting PW Dec. 8

    SAT., DEC. 5, 8-10 AMBreakfast With SantaFirst UnitedMethodist Church

    SAT., DEC. 5, 4:00 P.M.Chamber Christmas ParadeBusiness Open HouseFriday & SaturdaySAT., DEC. 5, 5:30 P.M.Parade and Prayer ServiceDeValls Bluff - Sponsor: Arnold Family Foundation

    SUN., DEC. 6, 2 PMSand Hill Cemetery AssnSand Hill MissionaryBaptist Church

    SUN-WED, DEC. 6-9Revival with Brady WeldonFirst Baptist Church

    MON., DEC. 7, 3:30-6:30 PMRed Cross Blood DriveFirst Baptist ChurchFellowship Hall

    TUESDAY, DEC. 8, 12 NOONDes Arc Lions ClubMethodist Church

    TUES., DEC. 8, 6 PMQuorum CourtCourthouse Annex

    TUES., DEC. 8, 6 PMAgHeritage Customer Appreciation DinnerAt Dondies FRI., DEC. 11, 2-4 PMRetirement Reception forDebra Whitson, F&M Bank

    FRI., DEC. 11, 6 PMChristmas ParadeCotton Plant - Cash PrizesLine-up 5:30 Old High School

    WED., DEC. 15, 10:30 AMAlzheimers Support meetLower White River Museum

    THURS., DEC. 17, 2-4 PMFarmers & Merchants BankDes Arc-Open House

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    VVOLUMEOLUME 109 109 (17TH WEEK OF 109TH YEAR - 5,652 TOTAL WEEKS SINCE 1907) DES ARC, ARKANSAS (COUNTY SEAT) PRAIRIE COUNTYA FREE PRESS AND A FREE PEOPLE - AN UNBEATABLE TEAM

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    Ballot positionsannounced

    James Hamric entersrace for county sheriff

    Open House for public at new PrairieCounty Jail Monday, Dec. 7; Lunch with hamburgers and hot dogsPrairie County Judge Mike Skarda and

    Sheriff Gary Burnett announce an OpenHouse and tour of the new Prairie CountyJail in Des Arc this Monday, December 7.Judge Skarda says he wants the public tohave this last opportunity to see the interi-or and the advanced technology incorpo-rated into this modern facility first hand -especially since they are paying for itlargely with their tax dollars. The facility will be open to the public,

    along with a lunch of hamburgers and hotdogs directly in front of the Court House,

    at 11:00 am.Judge Skarda advises that State Repre-

    sentative David Hillman and SenatorJonathan Dismang have been invited toattend the event. Also, assisting Judge Skarda and Sheriff

    Burnett in hosting the event will be mem-bers of the Prairie County Quorum Courtwho approved the construction. Jeff Miller, construction superintend-

    ent, advises that the concrete floors arebeing sealed/painted this week. The newbuilding will be 100% complete next week,

    soon as Centurylink finish-es up their work, which in-cludes installation of100MB fiber optic cable forinternet and telephones.

    Kaylee and Mollee, young Thanksgiving volunteers(see article at left)

    Control Room at Jail - Darrell Turner views monitors

    Pictured at right areKaylee (left) and MolleeMcDonald, joyful volunteersdelivering hot turkey din-ners to people Thanksgiv-ing morning from the FirstBaptist Church

    Providing Thanksgivingdinner, for those who wouldmight not have it otherwise,has been a tradition at thechurch for several years.Some 170 people wereserved this year.

    Kaylee and Mollee aredaughters of Chris andDanielle McDonald.

    James Jim Hamric

    Ballot positions weredrawn in the Prairie CountyClerks office Tuesday, Nov.24, at 12:00 noon accordingto Rita Dobson, ElectionCommissioner. Listed below are op-

    posed candidates and theirballot positions:

    DEMOCRATSFor PresidentMartin J. OMalleyJohn WolfeRoque Rocky DeLaFuenteBernie SandersJames ValentineHillary Clinton

    Prairie CountySheriff/CollectorJames Jim HamricRick Hickman

    TreasurerTamara DabneyBecky Johnson

    Justice of the PeaceMary Sue RoeJudy Hinson

    REPUBLICANSFor PresidentTed CruzJohn R. KaischMarcio RubioRick SantorumGov. Chris ChristieDonald J. Trump

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    Sylvester Holloway electedAlumni Association presidentSylvester Holloway, a

    1967 graduate of Des ArcHigh School, was electedpresident of the Des ArcAlumni Association at theannual banquet Saturdayevening, Nov. 28.Kent Childers, a 1985

    graduate was elected vicepresident. He will alsoserve as program chairmanfor the 61st annual reunionin 2016.Thressia Bradley Taylor

    was the presiding presidentat this years meeting.

    Other officers are BethNewton Breckenridge,treasurer, and Robbie Crid-er Weaver, secretary.Ron Baldwin and wife,

    Betty (Ewing) were the far-thest travelers at the gath-ering that numbered 86. Tracy Crider Cochran

    was the youngest alumni inattendance.Barbara Eoff Livesay was

    in attendance and holds anenviable record of nevermissing a meeting since itsbeginning in 1955.

    School Board acceptstwo resignationsApproves bonus for teachers

    60th Annual Alumni Banquet here Saturday, November 28Eighty-six alumni gathered for the 60th annual reunion of Des Arc High School here Saturday evening despite the inclement weather. The evenings activities in-cluded reminiscing, sharing school stories, enjoying a fish/chicken catered dinner and electing officers. The goodbyes as the evening closed were coupled with ex-pressions of see you next year. Rodney Adams photo

    The first item of busi-ness for the Des Arc SchoolBoard at the regularmonthly meeting Mondayevening was to deny thetransfer of a student fromDes Arc to another schooldistrict.The board accepted the

    resignations of high schoolteachers, Ramona Hol-loway and Jennifer Lefevre,effective 12/18/2015.The board voted to em-

    ploy Kathryn Gracie as sec-ondary English teacher, ef-fective 1/4/2016. Unanimous approval of

    the resolution for local sup-port of the 2016 MasterPlan and the 2017-2019Funding Cycle PartnershipProgram Application was

    given. After discussion, a unan-

    imous vote approved extrapay provision of $500.00 forspace camp sponsors. Board members ap-

    proved a bonus for currentfaculty and staff of the DesArc School District, withthe condition that thebonus would be pendingapproval from the ArkansasDepartment of Education. Board members present

    were Johnny Reidhar, Char-lie Brown, Billy Hinson,Eric Kennedy, Kent Chil-ders and Sylvester.Hol-loway. Supt. Nick Hill andElementary Principal DenaHooks were also presentalong with guest JonathanMcMullen.

    Ground-breaking ceremony for new Prairie County Jail in Des Arc July 31, 2014

  • Judge Mark Derrick, theelected Division 2 DistrictCourt Judge for District 23,is announcing that he isasking for your vote for re-election. The position cov-ers Prairie County andWhite County.Judge Derrick was first

    elected as District 23 Dis-trict Court Judge whenWhite County was takeninto the State District CourtSystem by Arkansas Lawwith two Divisions and twofull-time District CourtJudges. Judge Mark Patewas elected as the Judge forDivision 1 and Derrick waselected as the Judge for Di-vision 2. White County wasdivided into eight Depart-ments; one for each of thecourts in existence. Thesewere Searcy and Beebe(which were already dis-trict courts) and BaldKnob, Bradford, Judsonia,Kensett, McRae, Pangburn,and Rose Bud, which hadbeen City Courts. JudgePate andDerrick dividedthe duties with Judge Patehaving the primary dutiesof the Searcy Departmentand Judge Derrick havingthe primary duties of theother eight Departments.Jud

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