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Here are the stories in the Wednesday, February 25, 1998 edition of Nevada County Picayune

Area Police Agencies Make Drug Bust; Autopsy Results In
A 47-year-old Prescott man has been charged with possession of a controlled substance as the result of a weekend drug raid.
Council To Study Proposals Before March
Prescott's city council gave the Nevada County Library $10,000 during its regular meeting Monday, February 16.
JPs Hear Reports On Courthouse, Attornies
Board Hears of Grant Applications
More good news for the Nevada School District. It could be receiving more grant money.
Barfield Promoted
Cleve Barfield, 46, of Prescott was promoted from sergeant to the rank of lieutenant with the Arkansas State Police.
Ragsdale Enters Race For Mayor
Ricky Ragsdale has announced his intentions to seek the position of Prescott Mayor in the May 19 preferential primary.
Cason Seeks 2nd Term As City Recorder
Sandy Cason has announced she will be a candidate for reelection as Prescott City Recorder.
Curtis Johnson Seeks Reelection To JP Position
Curtis Lee Johnson announced this week that he plans to seek re-election for Justice of the Peace in District Four.
Unemployment Rises
Nevada County's unemployment rate rose slightly from November to December.
Hopson Signs On At Indiana State
Cowin Hopson of Prescott, a cadet at the Marine Military Academy, signed a football letter of intent to Indiana State University February 5.
Pipkin Attends Air Force Basic Training
Thomas Shane Pipkin, a 1997 graduate of Prescott High School, will be leaving for the air force today (Wednesday, February 25). He will attend basic training in San Antonio, Texas, and then enroll in tech school at Wichita Falls, Texas.
Leaks Is Local Awards Winner
Tamika M. Leaks, a senior at Nevada High School, has been selected as the local winner representing her school, in the All-American Vocational Student Awards program.
Here and There
Alcoholics Anonymous, a fellow-ship of men and women who wish to stop drinking, meets every Tuesday at 8:00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church.
College News
Gary Stovall, a 1998 graduate of Prescott High School, has been awarded a technical scholarship at the University of Arkansas Community College at Hope.
Club News
Helping Hands EHC
The Bluff City Helping Hands Extension Homemakers Club met February 12 for its regular meeting with 14 members being present.
Fashion And Talent Show February 28
A fashion and talent show will be held Saturday, February 28, at 7:00 p.m. in the Prescott High School auditorium.
Living Well
Candace Carrie
Science Fair March 13
The Department of Science and Technology at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia will host the annual Southwest Arkansas Regional Science Fair on Friday, March 13.
PHS Basketball Squads Head To Regional Action At Fountain Lake
The De Queen senior girls took Prescott for a cleaning Saturday night in the finals of the 7AA District Tournament here.
PHS Basketball Squads Head To Regional Action At Fountain Lake (cont)
1 of 2 from the stripe.
Curley Wolves Open Baseball Season Monday Against Blevins
While the Curley Wolves and Wolverettes are still battling on the hardwood, the Wolf baseball team is getting ready for its 1998 campaign on the diamond.
Curley Wolves Open Baseball Season Monday Against Blevins (cont)
ing roll.
Golf Tournament Set
Ouachita Baptist University golf coach David Sharp has announced a four- person scramble format golf tournament, which will benefit the OBU Tiger golf program.
Bullock Is 5th Grade DAR Essay Winner
Editor's note: this is the first of three essays written by Prescott Middle School students. The essays are sponsored by the Benjamin Culp Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The students are in the fifth, sixth and seventh grades. One...
Fort Bliss
Fort Bliss, located near El Paso, Texas was and is an important stronghold for the United States Army. Opened in 1854 by a War Department order of 1848, Fort Bliss protected the frontier from Apache Indians and the wagon trains to California gold fields. ...
NHS Lady Jays Advance
The Lady Blue Jays from Nevada have a berth in the regional tournament being played at Center Point this week after taking a 52-36 loss to Genoa Central in the consolation brackets.
Applications For Headstart Being Sought March 9-13
Southwest Arkansas Development Council, Inc., will be taking applications for the 1998-99 program year for Headstart on March 9-13 at the Prescott Headstart Center from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Deaths, Funerals
Mattie Atkinson
Mattie Atkinson, 98, of Hope died Monday, February 16, 1998, in a Hope hospital.
Edith May Blevins
Edith May Blevins, 84, of Prescott, died Monday, February 16, 1998, in Hope.
Virginia H. Duke
Virginia H. Duke, 83, of Prescott, died Tuesday, February 17, 1998, at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock.
Winifred Fowler
Winifred Fowler, 80, of New Boston, Texas, formerly of Prescott, died Wednesday, February 18, 1998, at Wadley Regional Medical Center in Texarkana, Texas.
Eulond D. 'Polly' Hooker
Eulond D. 'Polly' Hooker, 68, of Florissant, Mo., formerly of Antoine, died Thursday, February 19, 1998, at Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis.
Leathel W. Blevins
Leathel W. Blevins, 73, died February 4, 1998, in Woodbridge, N.J.
Jennie Marie King
Jennie Marie King, 69, of Prescott died Saturday, February 21, 1998, in Hope.
Oak Grove News
We had a wonderful day Sunday. After our pastor preached Sunday morning we had a Black History program. Our theme was 'Look Where He Brought Us From.' Our guest was Mrs. Alvin Tidwell. They have bought the Jenkins Estate. They are getting it ready to mov...
Boughton News
Happy Birthday to Hettie Picot of Florida. She will be 92 Thursday. Hettie was raised in our community. We are glad you enjoy our news, Hettie.
Rosston News
Marguerite Williams
Caney News
Ken and Celia Karmel are happy grandparents again.

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