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The Southern Arkansas Tailgate News is about community life in Gurdon, Malvern, Fountain Lake, Arkadelphia and Prescott, Arkansas. We cover high school sports and school activities, City Council news, School Board news and have a Christian sermon every week. We also have free pdfs to copy and plenty of photos of ambitious young students. Here is hoping you will enjoy our small town USA format.
2018 Tailgate News issues
The January 5, 2018 weekend issue of Tailgate News weekender is under current issue at:www.southarktailgatenews.com. New tax laws granting much larger refunds to working folk will take effect next year, while this year will show normal increases, says Quick Tax of Gurdon and Arkadelphia. Long-time barber and promoter of new hair professionals Charles Kirkpatrick of Arkadelphia reveals his life story. Rotarians prepare for a great football banquet on January 25. The sermon is on suggesting you use the Spirit of Jeus Christ, as depicted in the Christian Bible, as your guide and direction for your actions in 2018. Tailgate News editor John Nelson predicts economic growth in Southern Arkansas. May your new year be everything you expect and God’s blessings shine upon you. Thank you for your interest in the Southern Arkansas Tailgate News weekend magazine.
2017 Tailgate News issues
#49 – The DECEMBER 22, 2017 Tailgate News weekender issue is under current issue at:www.southarktailgatenews.com. Gurdon schools now have two logging equipment operational simulators. Gurdon Primary notes more Santa letters on rush delivery before morning. Editor anticipates growth in Gurdon due to upcoming Sun Paper pulpwood industry to begin construction this spring. The sermon is about getting to know the personality of Jesus Christ as depicted in the red letters of the Christian Bible New Testament. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. The Tailgate News will publish on Fridays again, with the next issue on January 5, 2018. May your new year be everything you expect and God’s blessings shine upon you. Thank you for your interest in the Southern Arkansas Tailgate News weekend magazine.
#48 – The DECEMBER 15, 2017 Tailgate News weekender issue is under current issue at:www.southarktailgatenews.com. Gurdon parade winners are announced. Santa letters are in this issue and will be in the next one. The Arkadelphia victory over Warren in football is the first Arkydo championship in 30 years. Courtyard Gardens has Christmas party. The sermon is on how old men have dreams and young men have visions, with guidance and direction from Jesus still relevant in 2017. MERRY CHRISTMAS! Thank you for your interest in the Southern Arkansas Tailgate News weekend magazine.
#47 – he DECEMBER 8, 2017 Tailgate News issue is under current issue at:www.southarktailgatenews.com. Just Petal’n Flowers and More of Gurdon sponsors Angel Tree for poverty stricken kids. Malvern debates too many sleeping in City Park. Gurdon Mayor slates Polar as a movie on Dec. 16, Bell Football field, free to public. Arkadelphia Badgers win state championship by 1 point over Warren. The sermon was on how the wise man accepts the suggested path of Christ, as all humans are limited in their foresight of future happenings. The Go-Devils host Cobras at4:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15. Thank you for your interest in the Southern Arkansas Tailgate News weekend magazine.
#46 – The DECEMBER 1, 2017 Tailgate News issue is under current issue at:www.southarktailgatenews.com. Pam’s Posies offers a full flower shop, gifts and crafting classes; says she believes in her hometown and its business future at Gurdon. School Board votes to pass a resolution to ask the state board to waive its requirement to start school late next year. Basketball season begins; Gurdon’s next home game on Dec. 11 and will host the Arkadelphia Badgers. Gurdon Christmas parade December 12. Mayor plans special “polar” presentation for Christmas. The sermon is on being a giver or a taker in life, noting Jesus is a giver. Thank you for your interest in the Southern Arkansas Tailgate News weekend magazine.
#45 – The November 17, 2017 Tailgate News Thanksgiving issue is under current issue at:www.southarktailgatenews.com. Gurdon Primary School second graders educate uson how to cook a turkey. An unidentified vehicle, traveling at a high rate of speed, ran into the Pilgreen Electric building at Gurdon. Gurdon mayor Sherry Kelley has put up the downtown Christmas decorations. Students all over the region are out for Thanksgiving break. Mayor Kelley is planning a special Christmas program. GPS fourth graders are learning how to produce a light in a Squishy current program using playdoe, salt and a battery. The sermon is about how Jesus Christ even loves our bad sides once we accept salvation and will help us work to improve them. Thank you for your interest in the Southern Arkansas Tailgate News weekend magazine.
#44 – The November 10, 2017 Tailgate News Veternans Day issue is under current issue at:www.southarktailgatenews.com. Malvern is busy with budget debates to spend the 1 cent sales tax money wisely so streets will be solid there in the future. Gurdon will have a new sign on Highway 53 in anticipation of a new population in the area when the pulpwood factory fires up. Veterans celebrate in Malvern with a street run. A Vietnam Veterarn tells his story of PTSD and how the war changed his life. The sermon is on turning to Jesus Christ after a life-changing event can help form new but still healthy patterns of living. Thank you for your interest in the Southern Arkansas Tailgate News weekend magazine.
#43 – Summary of NOVEMBER 3, 2017 weekender issue: Gurdon School Board long time president Mark Sanford has resigned due to an increase in his work load. Gurdon ends football season with loss to Glen Rose. Editor praises Charles Cabe for his generous heart. Obits on pages 9 and 10. Sermon on no quit switch when it comes to Christian unconditional love. Many follow up Forest Festival photos. Malvern season ends with Arkadelphia stand off. Basketball starts soon for all schools. Modern gun deer season starts November 11. Enjoy the read. We are at:www.southarktailgatenews.com or simply pull up Southern Arkanasas Tailgate News on Google. Thank you for your interest.
Summary of October 27, 2017 weekender issue: The 37th Forest Festival was held at Gurdon on Saturday with Halloween costume contests and a candy give away slated for Halloween night in downtown Gurdon. The Gurdon Go-Devils lost to the Haskell Harmony Grove Cardinals. They will go on the road and play Glen Rose Nov. 3. Numerous parade photos, crowd shots and baby winners from the costume contest are in this issue. A Tailgate Traveler column is on page 8 about the value of concentration in a football game. The sermon is on how we must learn from the past, live in the present and plan for a future in the Lord. The sermon starts on page 3. Enjoy the read. We are at: www.southarktailgatenews.com or simply pull up Southern Arkanasas Tailgate News on Google. Thank you for your interest.
#41- Summary of October 20, 2017 weekender issue: Forest Festival beauty pageant winners photos; is upon us. Charles Cabe, long time supporter of Gurdon finances and Gurdon native, has died at 73. Ernesto’s Tires & Repair Service thanks Gurdon and truckers for successful start to business. Gurdon mayor encourages older residents to continue getting flu shots. Gurdon will host Haskell Harmony Grove Friday for senior night. Malvern will do the same by hosting Nashville for the Leopard senior night. The sermon is on how true peace only comes from a relationship with Jesus Christ. The sermon starts on page 3. Enjoy the read. We are at: www.southarktailgatenews.com or simply pull up Southern Arkanasas Tailgate News on Google. Thank you for your interest.
#40 – Summary of October 13, 2017 weekender issue: Deer season is upon us. The deer hunting times and events are listed on this week’s front page and page two. Malvern did well at the start of the Robinson game Friday. See photos of that game on pages 1 and 8. The annual Warrior Dash took place in Cabot this year. See page 2. The sermon is on how Jesus tells us His Yoke is easy and His burden is light. The sermon starts on page 3. A complete account of the Gurdon Homecoming victory over Centerpoint last week is on page 5. On page 6, Gurdon Mayor Sherry Kelley gives a city update and also speaks of the Curtis Yard Sale being a successful fund raiser for the fire department last weekend. On page 7, Prescott writer Danielle Cooper offers a poem on the beauty of fall. Obituaries are on pages 9 and 10. On page 11, the editor offers a Tailgater column about his first experience deer hunting. Enjoy the read. We are at: www.southarktailgatenews.com or simply pull up Southern Arkanasas Tailgate News on Google. Thank you for your interest.
#39 – The Southern Arkansas Tailgate News for OCTOBER 6, 2017 week ender weekly is ready to read. Gurdon marshal says large police presence does not necasarily mean catching the parole violator and catching the criminal is the real goal. Gurdon wins homecoming battle against Centerpoint; 31-14. Homecoming queen enjoys spotlight. Tailgate Traveler enjoys reporting victory. Malvern at home this coming week; Robinson. Missing man needs finding. The sermon is about Jesus Christ spanking His out of line children.
#38 – The Southern Arkansas Tailgate News for SEPTEMBER 29, 2017 week ender weekly is ready to read. Gurdon City Council agreed to help neighbors who pay for cutting the lawns of deserted properties near their homes by pledging to reduce that cost to the city by one half if they do not own the property. Prescott shuts out Gurdon, 48-0. Officials over look threat by Prescott crowd on Gurdon player. Alcoa said to have natural gas leak explosion; three injured from fire. Gurdon Junior High School loses to Gurdon, 53-14; now 4-1. The sermon is about trusting Jesus Christ when the facts say you need to run from the pain.
#37 – The Southern Arkansas Tailgate News for SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 week ender weekly is ready to read. Gurdon School Board passes $6.8 million budget; $500 per employee bonus package. Gurdon Flower Shop changing hands. Gurdon falls to Bearden, Prescott coming to Gurdon next week. Prescott Council finances fair electricity expense. Clark County rabbit contest winners noted. Gurdon police investigate man allegedly stealing bottle of wine. Obits noted from Gurdon, Arkadelphia, Malvern. The sermon is about accumlating wisdom from communicating with Jesus Christ. The Southern Arkansas Tailgate News is on Google search or you may pull up the blog address at: www.southarktailgatenews.com.
#36 – The Southern Arkansas Tailgate News for SEPTEMBER 15, 2017 week ender weekly is ready to read. Clark County Fair winners and events named. Don’t forget the rodeo at 8 p.m. on Saturday night. Malvern eighth graders beat Bauxite. Malvern high ACT winners honored. Gurdon wipes out Dierks, details explained. Gurdon Junior High School football team pushes ahead of Glen Rose. Clark County parade watchers interviewed, soldiers honored. Gurdon fun park construction starts soon. The sermon is about accepting people where they are and then telling them about the ways of Jesus Christ.
#35 – The Southern Arkansas Tailgate News for SEPTEMBER 8, 2017 week ender weekly is ready to read. Conway college president promises funding to finish school. Gurdon beats Dierks, now 2-0. Gurdon continues with water leak woes. The sermon is on being happy in both the good and bad times. Coach calls Lafayette game a comedy of errors. Mayor looks forward to monster mash. Prescott to come to Gurdon for football rivalry Sept. 29. Clark County Fair this week. The band plays on when Gurdon lags points and inspires players to shoot off like a rocket.
#34 – The Southern Arkansas Tailgate News for SEPTEMBER 1, 2017 Friday weekly is ready to read. Rumor has it that the Gurdon Go-Devils beat Lafayette County in the first football game of the season by 1 point. Congratulations to Gurdon! Dierks will come to Gurdon Friday for round two. Gurdon City Council may increase cemetery plot costs to include the cost of a marker. Tailgater thanks minister for being part of hurricane victim solution. Mayor says paving progress good, leaks over. Prescott reporter talks of beauty of fall. The sermon is on the free gift of salvation; grace verses legalism.
#33 – The Southern Arkansas Tailgate News for AUGUST 25, 2017 Friday weekly is ready to read. Grant for business center comes through for Gurdon. Water leaks still a problem, but the two that cropped up probably got the system under control. Mayor confirms grant to pave streets. Gurdon Community Pantry gets face lift. Editor says pacing those accused in court could help Malvern security effort. Obits pages 9 and 10. 40 year reunion noted. Sermon on planting seeds of love for Jesus Christ.
#32 – The Southern Arkansas Tailgate News for AUGUST 18, 2017 Friday weekly is ready to read. Gurdon superintendent talks of shrinking student population, possible district cut backs. Gurdon has major water leak, crew fixes it in one day. Gurdon mayor says paving grant comes through. Tailgater talks of fast touchdown runner. Golfers raise money for Courtyard Gardens rehabilitation center. GPS first time students get good welcome from principal. School dismisses early Thursday over water leak. Sermon is on how Jesus Christ helped people always and we should help them as well.
# 31 – The Southern Arkansas Tailgate News for AUGUST 11, 2017 Friday weekly is ready to read. Malvern Council to increase court room security. CD&E plans pageant and Forest Festival. Gurdon gets ready for Sept. 1 football. Prescott reporter talks of ball playing grandmother. Mark Carter makes barbecue grill from tire mounting parts. The sermon is on how Jesus Christ promotes forgiveness and being angry without sinning. The first day of school in Gurdon is Monday, August 14.
#30 – The Southern Arkansas Tailgate News for AUGUST 4, 2017 Friday weekly is ready to read. Gurdon Head Football Coach Kyle Jackson predicts winning season for Go-Devils. The Gurdon City Council raised the water reconnect fees for those who have been cut off more than once. Mayor Sherry Kelley talks of Gurdon improvements and grants. Prescott reporter talks of joys of being a mother. The sermon is on how healing is much easier with Jesus Christ in the heart. The first day of school in Gurdon is Monday, August 14.
#29 – The Southern Arkansas Tailgate News for JULY 28, 2017 Friday weekly is ready to read. Super Bowl NFL Hall of Famer Keith Jackson spoke at the Gurdon Go-Devil football season kickoff banquet Thursday, encouraging players to set a goal, establish a system to reach, have faith and never give up. Benton Beauty Academy is celebrating six years with all graduating students so far being successful in passsing written and physical state board examinations. Prescott writer Danielle Cooper talks of economic struggles. Coach Kyle Jackson continues his series on Gurdon Go-Devil football history and statistics. Gurdon will host a pee wee jamboree in football on August 12. School starts in Gurdon on Monday, Aug. 14. The sermon is on approaching Jesus Christ with as pure a heart as possible to enhance your prayer life.
#28 – The Southern Arkansas Tailgate News for JULY 14, 2017 Friday weekly is ready to read. The Malvern City Council voted to fund a genealogy house for the HSC library. A financial wizard told Gurdon Rotarians to invest in wants for the most profits. Gurdon Cabe Library readers got entertained by a singing cowboy. Florida Days, Chapter 5, illustrates how important the crowd behind the crowd can be to an outlaw. Go-Devil Coach Kyle Jackson continues series on Gurdon football. The Tailgate News is on vacation and will come back in print on July 28. The sermon is about why the editor believes in Jehovah God and Jesus Christ.
#27 – The Southern Arkansas Tailgate News Friday weekly magazine for July 7, 2017 is ready to read.
#26 – The Southern Arkansas Tailgate News for JUNE 30, 2017 Friday weekly is ready to read. Tiger Mart Exxon had a ribbon cutting in Gurdon and opened its 10th store. Gurdon School District is buying school supplies for grade school and middle school students. Gurdon is using its water bill increase for needed repairs. Florida Days, Chapter 3, the Bluff, is ready to read. The sermon is about how your choices in life INCREASE when you accept Jesus Christ into your life. Prescott is slated to pass a reconstruction bid for the district on July 13. The Gurdon Christian Church will have a July 4 celebration on Sunday, July 2. The 50th anniverary for Charles and Anita Cabe will be honored at the Gurdon Methodist Church Sunday. Coach Kyle Jackson invites Gurdon football players to a practice clinic.
#25 – The Southern Arkansas Tailgate News for JUNE 23, 2017 Friday weekly is ready to read. Gurdon School District cuts 9 employees due to reduction in enrollment. Cabe Library reading group learns about saving money. Malvern prepares for Brickfest this weekend. The Tate golf tournament at Lake DeGray is Saturday (tomorrow). Charles and Anita Cabe to celebrate 50 years of marriage. Tailgate Traveler looks forward to better days. Gurdon Mayor notes new business in Gurdon. Prescott reporter helps older couple with relocation to Texarkana. You may contact Assembly of God Pastor Andrew Goodwin for information on a June 26 Vacation Bible School.
#24 – The Southern Arkansas Tailgate News for JUNE 16, 2017 Friday weekly is ready to read. Malvern held a City Council meeting after power outage from storm. Hudspeth Diesel keeps busy at Gurdon, will expand to Freightliner parts distribution center. Tailgate Traveler recalls enjoyable Father’s Days. The Cabe Library reading program for the week was the Little Rock Zoo. Workers brought a parrot and a bunny named Hershal who was large and entertainted the students. The sermon is on how pain does not have to kill love if Jesus is in the heart. Sherry’s Corner is about new businesses coming to Gurdon. A Prescott fisherman discovers an alligator. A father and son work on foundation together. You may contact Assembly of God Pastor Andrew Goodwin for information on a June 26 Vacation Bible School.
#23 – The Southern Arkansas Tailgate News for JUNE 9, 2017 Friday weekly is ready to read. The Gurdon Cabe Library summer reading program started Tuesday with Arkansas Game and Fish teaching fishing and woods safety. Rotary in Gurdon has given $1000 scholarship to Kelsey Clark for nursing school. Caddo Valley Landing is the place to go for fishing, diving, cabins and more. Florida Days tells what a spinner is and how it felt to be one. Muse came to Gurdon, see Sherry’s column on page 6. Malvern City Council will discuss a possible resolution Monday to limit 18-wheeler parking in residential areas. You may contact Assembly of God Pastor Andrew Goodwin for information on a June Vacation Bible School.
#22 – The Southern Arkansas Tailgate News for JUNE 2, 2017 Friday weekly is ready to read. The Gurdon Cabe Library summer reading program begins Tuesday. You may sign your child up until Thursday. A Malvern veteran has started a recording studio and needs your help. The Tailgate Traveler looks forward to a 40-year class reunion. The editor writes about entertainment competition. The sermon is about what the Bible and Jesus Christ say about curing spiritual depression. Little League football sign up at Gurdon is this Saturday. You may contact Assembly of God Pastor Andrew Goodwin for information on a June Vacation Bible School.
#21 – The Southern Arkansas Tailgate News for MAY 26, 2017 Friday weekly is ready to read. Gurdon’s Chamber of Commerce banquet resulted in Brandon Bradshaw as Citizen of the Year, Jo Jo Smithpeters as Teacher of the Year, David Williams as Chamber member of the Year and Larry Thomerson receiving the special recognition award. Car dealer Steve Landers gave a speech on how success is never owned and the rent of hard work to achieve it is due every day. Gurdon School Board passed a 10 cent rate hike for school lunches for next year. Tailgate Traveler talks of school being out and the meaning of Memorial Day. The sermon is on the question of how much you as a Christian care if your friends may go to hell. Nursing home week is celebrated at Courtyard Gardens in Arkadelphia. You may contact Assembly of God Pastor Andrew Goodwin for information on a June Vacation Bible School.
#20 – The Southern Arkansas Tailgate News for MAY 19, 2017 Friday weekly is ready to read. All Gurdon graduates who submitted a photo are pictured in this issue. The best Gurdon athletes were honored at the spring sports banquet. Rotarians honored the high academic achievers with a banquet. The Tailgate Traveler encourages the new graduates in and around Gurdon to chase their dreams. The Gurdon Clean-up wlll last until May 31. . May 23 is the Chamber banquet, Steve Landers, speaker. The sermon is about how Christian service should be a top priority for those who believe in Jesus Christ. Contact Assembly of God Pastor Andrew Goodwin for information on a June Vacation Bible School.
#19 – The Southern Arkansas Tailgate News for MAY 12, 2017 Friday weekly is ready to read. Gurdon graduates May 19. The senior photos of the high honors and honor students at Gurdon are pictured. The Gurdon Clean-up wlll last until May 31. Malvern’s graduation is Saturday, May 13 at the Ozarks Center in Hot Springs; 6:30 p.m. Paving is planned for Gurdon streets. Next week, all 46 upcoming graduates of GHS will be pictured. The sports banquet is Thursday, May 18 at GHS. May 23 is the Chamber banquet, Steve Landers, speaker. The sermon is about being wise as a serpent and gentle as a dove from a Christian view point.
#18 – The Southern Arkansas Tailgate News for MAY 5, 2017 Friday weekly is ready to read. The Gurdon Chamber of Commerce banquet will take place on May 23 with Steve Landers, long-time car dealer, as the guest speaker. Flooding in Southern Arkansas mounted to about 4 inches of rain overflowing rivers, roads and causing wrecks and flood damage. The sixth annual Crawfest at Arkadelphia is tonight and tomorrow, May 5 and 6. Editor has concerns over new Arkadelphia festival scheduling the same day as long-term Forest Festival on the last Saturday in October. GHS has scholarship and awards ceremony with Kellee Miller and McKinzie Malone being the 2017 Valedictorian and Salutatorian. The sermon asks what are you doing for the Great Commission of spreading salvation for Jesus Christ? Malvern Street Superintendent says Pine Bluff Street will soon be done. Malvern Mayor reminds public of special election to fund intra structure repair in Malvern.
# 17 – The Southern Arkansas Tailgate News for APRIL 28, 2017 Friday weekly is ready to read. Gurdon’s Close-up students came back from Washington D.C. with a lot of hope for our diversified nation, siting the Korean War Memorial as a favorite site. CD&E did their part in giving out scholarships to be awared at the May 2 awards ceremony Tuesday morning at GHS. Prescott schools will have a bond revamping election on May 9 to do needed repairs. Gurdon Council heard a good audit report for the city and water works plus they are pursuing a grant to help small businesses through consultation in the old First National Bank building on Main Street. The sermon is on how hope in Jesus Christ can give you hope in all aspects of life. The Southern Arkansas Tailgate News is on Google search or you may pull up the blog address at: www.southarktailgatenews.com.
#16 – The Southern Arkansas Tailgate News for APRIL 21, 2017 Friday weekly is ready to read. Gurdon School Board passed a new anti-tobacco policy that states if a student is caught using any form of tobacco on campus that student must go through rehabilitation training via the Internet. A small business expert from HSU described to Gurdon Rotary how her department helps start-up small businesses, as well as established ones, to receive financial aid, write a business plan, learn to keep taxes straight and to evaluate the potential of their type business. Prescott City Council has decided to let residents continue to burn leaves and limbs through the end of the month to have time to find somewhere to hall them. The sermon is about how Jesus Christ can renew you life now and throughout eternity.
#15 – The Southern Arkansas Tailgate News for APRIL 14, 2017 Friday weekly is ready to read. Eric Hughes, of Alliance in Arkadelphia, gave a talk on Sun Bayou pulp wood and said it is the biggest economic advance for Arkansas ever and Gurdon needs to be ready for growth. Malvern City Council agreed to release funds to Hot Spring County Library for the purpose of building a wall to prevent the foundation from deteriorating from flood water. The Gurdon First Assembly of God will host a public Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday at 4 p.m. at the church. A Uganda Missionary is helping a single mother raise her toddler in an environment riddled with poverty and needs donations. The sermon is about Jesus Christ complementing those who feed the hungry and cloth the destitute.
#14 – The Southern Arkansas Tailgate News for APRIL 7, 2017 Friday weekly is ready to read. Malvern and Rockport continue dispute over water rights. The Gurdon Clean-up will be slated when an available landfill is found. Prescott’s High School principal has resigned. Malvern came out on top in baseball and softball over the Fountain Lake Cobras. The first color run in Gurdon to support sports will be held Saturday morning early. Tiger Exxon will open within a month in Gurdon. Arkadelphia has announced a Crawfish Boil date of May 5. The sermon is about how preachers of the Lord Jesus Christ need to continue to quote the Bible in regard to sins listed, and be sure to do it in love.
#13 – The Southern Arkansas Tailgate News for MARCH 31, 2017 Friday weekly is ready to read. Gurdon City Council passes an ordinance to raise water bills in the city by $5 a month, effective during April billing. A Prescott man is shot at Gurdon over a family dispute on Facebook. Virtual reality equipment at Gurdon allows students to meet historical characters. Project Prom will furnish a casino setting at the student center for alll night fun in Gurdon on May 6. Gurdon senior citizens hear Teachers Pet by Gifted and Talented seventh graders. The sermon is about how modern day Christians in the United States experience persecution and need to continue preaching the words of Jesus, as His ways are higher than our ways and He is worthy to be praised.
#12 – The Southern Arkansas Tailgate News for MARCH 24, 2017 Friday weekly is ready to read. Former candidate for Gurdon Mayor Tommy Potter says he will attend Monday’s City Council meeting to raise objection to the proposed $5 water bill hike that will be on its final reading. The annual Hazardous Waste collections for Clark, Hot Spring and Garland counties will be held in May. A Prescott fishing wizard reveals his secrets for catching the big ones. Spring break ends and schools will re-open Monday. Baseball and softball games will also resume. The sermon is about asking Jesus Christ to help you in your quest to like the man in the mirror.
#11 – The Southern Arkansas Tailgate News for MARCH 17, 2017 Friday weekly is ready to read. Gurdon Pharmacist Larry Thomerson may have sold his business to Allcare’s Percy Malone but he will remain the pharmacist on duty and manager of Thomerson’s Allcare until he can not possibly do it anymore. Larry says retirement is not for him. Malvern City Council passed its ordiance to ask the city for a 1 cent sales tax to take care of water, sewer and faulty intra structure – including sink holes and bad culverts. The special election where voters may decide on the tax is June 13. A man named Kato is feeding 52 children in Uganda with a mission to educate them, share Jesus Christ and trust God for donations. The sermon is on Jesus Christ saying in the Christian Bible that you must show yourself friendly if you are to make friends in this old world. Clark County Sheriff Jason Clark advises spring breakers next week to play it safe but have fun.
#10 – The Southern Arkansas Tailgate News for MARCH 10, 2017 Friday weekly is ready to read. Malvern City Council will vote Monday on whether to put a 1 cent sales tax on a ballot this June for the public to accept or reject. The purpose is to generate money to fix water, sewer, culvert and intra structure problems. Wet weather has delayed some softball and baseball match-ups. Gurdon Chamber and Rotarians are planning an annual banquet. Prescott Tabacco Warehouse caught fire by way of fire in a burn barrel climbing a wall. The sermon was on the friction we all feel while learning to obey the ways of Jesus Christ.
#9 – The Southern Arkansas Tailgate News for MARCH 3, 2017 Friday weekly is ready to read. A student was expelled for a year from the Gurdon School District for verbally assaulting and pushing a member of the staff. Gurdon Councilwoman Kolby Harper will host a public hearing concerning the proposed $5 a month water bill hike. Mayor Sherry Kelley and Office worker Angie Harper finish 2016 audit. Editor talks of the rewards for promoting baseball and softball players. The sermon is on how Jesus Christ has already cut a trail to escape our trials if we turn our worries over to Him.
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#8 – The Southern Arkansas Tailgate News for FEBRUARY 24, 2017 Friday weekly is ready to read. Shots were fired in a high speed chase at Gurdon on Thursday. Officer Jimmy Edwards is the new code enforcement officer at Gurdon. Editor recalls lucky catch in baseball game. Gurdon basketball over for the season after regional tournament overtime battle. Prescott hires lawn service provider. Malvern mayor describes repairs needed in the city. The sermon is about real prosperity, accepting the salvation of Jesus Christ.
#7 – The Southern Arkansas Tailgate News for FEBRUARY 17, 2017 Friday weekly is ready to read. Malvern has delayed asking for its 1 cent sales tax until next month to better inform the public as to the reasons it is needed to repair the intra structure of the city. A new business offering diesel repair and parts has opened in Gurdon. Mayor Sherry Kelley has praised the Lions Club for honoring public servants in Gurdon. A Prescott doctor’s office was robbed at gun point Tuesday. Gurdon beat Fountain Lake 41-37 in the last regularly scheduled basketball game of the season. Clark County Judge Troy Tucker told Rotarians in Gurdon that the Clark County Landfill should reopen by May. The sermon is about how struggling and pain could be used by Jesus Christ to prompt the unsaved to seek His help and that those who suffer and continue in hope and faith in the Lord will experience joy in the morning!
#6 – The Southern Arkansas Tailgate News for FEBRUARY 10, 2017 Friday weekly is ready to read. Happy Valentine’s Day! Carlos and his wife have realized the American dream by establishing a successful Mexican restaurant at Prescott. The Malvern City Council will probably be proposing a 1 cent sales tax for city repairs. Gurdon Mayor Sherry Kelley is applying for a grant to help new business starters. The editor shares his grandparents’ formula for a successful man and woman relationship. Gurdon holds their own against Glen Rose. Fountain Lake will play the Go-Devils tonight at Gurdon. The sermon is about how the God of Abraham is defined as true love; get to know Him!
#5 – The Southern Arkansas Tailgate News for FEBRUARY 3, 2017 Friday weekly is ready to read. Gurdon City Council is considering a rate hike in water bills by $5 a month in order to cover mandated court costs by the Clark County Quourm Court. A Gurdon man is charged with two felonies and a misdemeanor for allegedly stealing $666 from Doug’s grocery and faces a possible 17 years in prison. A barber from Arkadelphia claims an 800-pound alligator on land in Florida told me he left the swamp because President Donald Trump promised to drain it… Malvern’s star basketball player, Laney Wallace, excels in a game against the Lady Go-Devils from Gurdon. The sermon is about how the double minded person suffers needlessly and needs to turn his or her worries over to Jesus Christ so the individual has a made up mind and peace. We are at Southern Arkansas Tailgate News on search. Pull up the dashboard, go to current issue and open the pdfs under Read pages or you can read or copy pages for free individually.
#4 – The Southern Arkansas Tailgate News for JANUARY 27, 2017 Friday weekly is ready to read. Many Go-Devil football players and cheerleaders received awards at the annual football/cheerleader banquet Thursday. Prescott School Board was honored with appreciation cake and candy. Mark Bivens, long time editor of the Malvern Daily Record, passed away. Allen’s Barbecue was honored at the recent Gurdon sports banquet for supporting the Go-Devils with catering for many years. The sermon is on letting Jesus Christ guide and direct the when of your dreams coming true and not taking matters into your own incompetent hands.
#3 – The Southern Arkansas Tailgate News for JANUARY 20, 2017 Friday weekly is ready to read. Doug’s Grocery Store at Gurdon was broke into and more than $500 is missing. Sgt. Toby Garner of the GPD said a person of interest is being investigated. Gurdon Schools has received a perfect score on its annual audit and is considering buying forestry heavy equipment simulators to help students be prepared for employment. Prescott City Council has new members and is still considering refinancing bonds to create money for sewer and water repairs. The Gurdon animal shelter may get a new roof. Gurdon’s Junior Lady Go-Devils defeated the Junior Lady Leopards of Malvern 38-36 in a very exciting basketball game. The sermon is about how Jesus Christ is the king of surprises so do not dispair quickly in hard times.
#1 – The Southern Arkansas Tailgate News for JANUARY 6, 2017 Friday weekly is ready to read. The suspect in the Family Dollar Store theft at Gurdon is in custody. Quick Tax staff reveals delay on some tax returns under investigation for fraud. The biggest tree in Arkansas may be planted between DeLight and Prescott. Prescott City Council is thinking of a loan extension for water and sewer repairs. A Malvern business has been scammed by a double billing artist. An airplane crashed at Gurdon, leaving two dead. The sermon is on listening to the directions of Jesus when giving. The editor gained a family portrait on his Christmas Eve birthday.
#2 – The Southern Arkansas Tailgate News for JANUARY 13, 2017 Friday weekly is ready to read. Gurdon has received a state park grant from Gov. Asa Hutchinson and will build a $45,000 playground, pavilion and half-court basketball court at City Hall. Rotarians honor Gifted and Talented students for the efforts in the play a Christmas Carol at Gurdon. Malvern passes a $5.5 million general fund and discusses street repair needs. Entergy exercises eminent domain and cuts down trees instead of trimming them. The sermon is on how Jesus Christ can counsel those to the right kind of starting over.
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#49 – The Southern Arkansas Tailgate News for DECEMBER 16, 2016 Friday weekly is ready to read. Letters to Santa are on the way! Merry Christmas! The Community Pantry in Gurdon is now providing 170 people with monthly groceries. Fire victims in Clark County need your help. Malvern is preparing to ask voters for funding to construct a new high school. Gurdon Mayor Sherry Kelley thanks all who made the Christmas parade a success. The sermon is on loving Jesus Christ whether circumstances show you have won an issue, drawn a draw card or lost. The Cabe Middle School choir sang Silent Night for seniors at the CADC Senior Center in Gurdon. We are at Southern Arkansas Tailgate News on search. Pull up the dashboard, go to current issue and open the pdfs under Read pages or you can read or copy pages for free individually. Here is hoping you enjoy the publication.
#48 – The Southern Arkansas Tailgate News for DECEMBER 9, 2016 Friday weekly is ready to read. An assistant manager from Gurdon Family Dollar Store is still missing and so is a large amount of cash from the store. The Gurdon Primary School first graders have written to Santa and the letters are partly in this issue and the rest will be in next week. Sonic was the winner of the Gurdon parade float contest. Gurdon lost to Arkadelphia in basketball but it took three overtime battles to determine a winner. Malvern City Council is putting together a proposal for a 1 cent sales tax to fix the city’s drainage, culvert, sink hole and overall intra structure problems. The sermon is on how Jesus Christ coming to earth is the ultimate Christmas gift and how a giving spirit is a great thing. Gurdon Mayor Sherry Kelley congratulates Southern Bancorp on opening a Gurdon branch. We are at Southern Arkansas Tailgate News on search. Pull up the dashboard, go to current issue and open the pdfs under Read pages or you can read or copy pages for free individually. Here is hoping you enjoy the publication. Please share it with your timeline to help us build readership. Comments? Email me at: email@example.com. Thank you for reading the Tailgate News Weekly Magazine. Sincerely, John H. Nelson II, editor
#47 – The Southern Arkansas Tailgate News for DECEMBER 2, 2016 Friday weekly is ready to read. An assistant manager from Gurdon Family Dollar Store is missing and so is a large amount of cash from the store. Abduction is suspected. Santa will be at the Main Street Market for breakfast Saturday, Dec. 3. Tommy Wells, bull rider, tells of life after a career ends. Numerous Arkadelphia parade photos are in this issue. Malvern and all of Hot Spring County has a new sheriff, Mike Cash. The sermon is on when you are feeling down and out you should borrow God’s binoculars to see the next good time in your life. We are at Southern Arkansas Tailgate News on search. Pull up the dashboard, go to current issue and open the pdfs under Read pages or you can read or copy pages for free individually. Here is hoping you enjoy the publication. Please share it with your timeline to help us build readership. Comments? Email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for reading the Tailgate News Weekly Magazine. Sincerely, John H. Nelson II, editor
#46 – The Southern Arkansas Tailgate News for NOVEMBER 25, 2016 Friday weekly is ready to read. Gurdon sold its timber property for $127,500 and the new owner is waiting awhile for developing it. Shuffield Music Company will soon have skateboards and carries a full line of instruments and sound effect equipment. Winners of the Turkey Trot dance are shown for GPS. Basketball is under way. Sam Smith seems to be a Junior Go-Devil star. Tommy Wells talks of his retirement from bull riding. Mayor Kelley says be thankful for what you have when you have it. The sermon is about how giving pays the giver, as you can not out-give The Great I Am.
#45 – The Southern Arkansas Tailgate News for NOVEMBER 18, 2016 Friday weekly is ready to read. Schools are anticipating a week off for Thanksgiving vacation. How to Cook a Turkey recipes are here to read. A Benton school owner hopes for a re-instatement of scholarships from the government from the Donald Trump administration. Malvern food service is getting a face lift into the black. Deer hunters are displaying their prizes. Tommy Wells of Gurdon reveals his secret past. The sermon is on giving Jehovah God credit for the many blessings we receive.
#44 – The Southern Arkansas Tailgate News for NOVEMBER 11, 2016 Friday weekly is ready to read. Veterans Day was celebrated with an honors gathering at Gurdon High School. Blaise Childres shot her first deer during Youth Hunt. Clark County has a new county judge, Troy Tucker, who was a former Clark County sheriff. President Elect Donald Trump carried 65 percent of the Arkansas vote and got all six electoral votes here. Malvern Judge Sherry Burnett will begin full-time district judge duties on January 1, more than tripling her case load. Malvern is considering a sales tax to revamp city culverts, erosion problems that create sink holes and bring its intrastructure into modern times. Tommy Wells, rodeo man from Gurdon, is writing his life story. The sermon is about obsession and how dwelling on Jesus Christ is the best kind.
#43 – The Southern Arkansas Tailgate News for NOVEMBER 4, 2016 Friday weekly is ready to read. Gurdon Forest Festival review photos are scattered on our 16-page special issue. The Gurdon Band did great at state contest. The Junior Go-Devils won their final game of the season against Haskell Harmony Grove and had a 6-3 winning resuce. Bank of Delight had a grand opening in Gurdon. Southern Bancorp hopes to open its Gurdon branch by the end of November. The second graders from GPS sang Halloween and Veterans Day songs to seniors at the CADC Senior Center in Gurdon. The sermon is on trusting God to make it through the storms of life.
#42 – The Southern Arkansas Tailgate News for OCTOBER 28, 2016 Friday weekly is ready to read. The Gurdon Forest Festival is Saturday, Oct. 29 – all day, with a night dance, as usual. Pull up the front page and page 2 to see the order of all events on you mobile device and enjoy the festival digital style. The first annual treasure hunt winner is Jill Morris, who found a bag with a note in a tree. Red Ribbon week is celebrated at Gurdon Primary School. There will be a candy give away in downtown Gurdon on Halloween, churches and local businesses sponsoring it. Editorial on Trump vote. The Go-Devils beat Bismarck 56-6 in the homecoming contest last Friday. The sermon is on how prayer to Jesus Christ will help you discern the spirits of good and evil and learn the truth.
#41 – The Southern Arkansas Tailgate News for OCTOBER 21, 2016 Friday weekly is ready to read. Wilma House is enjoying being the new principal at Gurdon High School and working hard to help students meet graduation requirements. Bryanna Shumate is the 2016 GHS homecoming queen. Gurdon hosts Bismarck for the big game tonight. CADC is doing a survey for needs assessments. CD&E will host Rocking Charlie and a treasure hunt at Forest Festival Oct. 29. The sermon is on how Jesus Christ has promised blessings if we but conquer our doubts.
#40 – The Southern Arkansas Tailgate News for OCTOBER 14, 2016 Friday weekly is ready to read. Gurdon has a new Forest Festival queen, Kylee Wilkins, and a new Princess, Kenzie Harper. Malvern may raise water rates and ask for a new sales tax to repair streets, gutters, sink holes and more. Assembly of God Pastor Andrew Goodwin finds a good home in Gurdon, church grows over the past three years. All eight beauty contest winners from Gurdon are pictured with their trophies for family scrapbook collections. The sermon is about how Jesus Christ tells us never to forget our first love, Him…
#39 – The Southern Arkansas Tailgate News for OCTOBER 7, 2016 Frday weekly is ready to read. Gurdon Police have charged and jailed a 20-year-old Gurdon man with aggravated robbery and theft of property in the Sonic stick-up that happened two weeks back. The Forest Festival Beauty Contest will be at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Gurdon High School Cabe Auditorium. Gurdon City Council has raised the rates on building permits in city limits. Council members also voted to sell the drained Gurdon Pond near Beirne and its 90 acres of timberland to developer Rowdy Prince, who may use it to restore the levy, return the pond to functioning and install an RV Park. Malvern is fixing sink holes. One on Page Street by Craig’s Barbecue is now safe. A van sank there. Gurdon plays Centerpoint away this week, while Malvern will play Ashdown at home. Glen Rose will host Bismarck. The sermon is about the persistancy of Jehovah God when He is guiding you to a change in your life.
#38 – The Southern Arkansas Tailgate News for SEPTEMBER 30, 2016 Frday weekly is ready to read. Gurdon Police have a man in custody that they believe robbed the local Sonic at gunpoint last week. The annual Gurdon Chamber and Rotary auction had a record profit of $9,000. GHS hired a new principal. Tomorrow is the annual Curtis Yard Sale. Come early. Glen Rose continues looking good, defeating Haskell 34-31 in football. Tonight the Go-Devils travel to Prescott for the annual rivalry game. Gurdon is considering hiking their house and trailer permit fees. The CADC honored volunteers at the Gurdon Senior Center. A car show is planned by Glen Rose Missionary Baptist on Traskwood Road. The sermon is about not complaining to God, even when events happen that upset you.
#37 – The Southern Arkansas Tailgate News for SEPTEMBER 23, 2016 Frday weekly is ready to read. A robbery occurred this week at gun point at the Gurdon Sonic. An attempted Sonic robbery happened Sunday in Arkadelphia. Forest Festival T-Shirts will be sold at Gurdon City Hall after Oct. 1. The Forest Festival Beauty Pageant will take place on Oct. 8. Curtis Yard Sale is Oct. 1. Gurdon plays Horatio at home tonight for a first conference match up. It is youth night and pee wee players get in free for wearing their football jerseys. Haskell hosts Glen Rose and Malvern hosts Bauxite. Tuesday night is the annual Gurdon Chamber of Commerce and Rotary fundraising auction; 6 p.m. GHS cafeteria. The sermon is about trusting Jehovah God to keep His promises in His time.
#36 – The Southern Arkansas Tailgate News for SEPTEMBER 17, 2016 weekender football edition is ready to read. The publication will be presented on Saturday during football season in order to include current game photos and scores as they are available. Gurdon got the major water leak fixed under the old hospital property. Malvern Schools will soon buy two more needed school buses. Gurdon Marshal Don Childres has been named “Clark County Officer of the Year.” The sermon is about turning on the light of Jesus Christ in times of hopelessness. Malvern VFW had 14 cars to show up for their first annual car show. The childern of Coach David Davis won many awards in the rabbit contest at the Clark County Fair. The Clark County parade had many pageant contestants represented. A cooking class is on tap at the Market on Main in Gurdon.
#35 – The Southern Arkansas Tailgate News for SEPTEMBER 10, 2016 weekender football edition is ready to read. The publication will be presented on Saturday during football season in order to include current game photos and scores as they are available. Malvern is considering putting garbage rates back on water bills in order to use $400,000 a year toward repairing streets and other intra structure needs. Gurdon Junior High Go-Devils are on a roll, leading by halftime against Dierks. The Reddick Files describes Indian sweat lodges and how they relax the spirit. A friend from Georgia talks about a man with dusty shoes and how the heart is what counts. Gurdon is preparing for Monster Mash Halloween candy give away. GPS is involved with their annual cookie dough fundraiser for PTO. The sermon is about how all things are possible with God on your side. The Tailgate Traveler is preparing to cover home games in Gurdon, Haskell and Malvern on Friday, Sept. 16.
#34 – The Southern Arkansas Tailgate News for SEPTEMBER 2, 2016 weekender football edition is ready to read. The publication will be presented on Saturday during football season in order to include current game photos and scores as they are available. Glen Rose made the first touchdown in the Malvern rivalry game. The Badgers led Stuttgart at the half. Gurdon faces a huge water leak problem under the emergency room of the old hospital. The GHS Band had a large turnout for a concert in the downtown area Saturday. The Reddick Files story is about how Native Americans do not want to be potato farmers. Outreach Mission needs monthly donors in Nigeria to feed the children and get them medical attention. The Tailgate Traveler talks of how he loves to watch football players develop integrity that lasts a life time. The sermon is about the fact that eternity is a long time and those who do not accept Jesus Christ as their Savior are gambling it all… with hell to pay if they are wrong.
#33 – The Southern Arkansas Tailgate News for AUGUST 26, 2016 is ready to read. The Gurdon Forrest Festival will have a carnival from Malvern on Oct. 29. Gurdon Mayor Sherry Kelley has applied to the Arkansas State Park for a Fun Grant that will create a $45,000 playground and basketball court next to City Hall. Reddick Files is about falling in love for the first time and coming home to marriage after Vietnam. The sermon is about how Satan is the great deceiver and influences all of us at times when we would never suspect it. Gurdon School Board is searching for a new GHS principal and Superintendent Allen Blackwell has already received nearly 20 applications. The Tailgate Traveler talks of football season and the positive side of competition as a teacher of integrity. Nigerian missionaries give it all to help the hungry and the sick to have a good life and find Jesus.
#32 – The Southern Arkansas Tailgate News for AUGUST 19, 2016 is ready to read. An Edward Jones representative told Gurdon Rotary that politics has little effect on the stock market and how top producer Apple Corp. is doing with buying and selling is a better measuring stick. An Arlington, Virginia government worker and her daughter talk of their experiences feeding the hungry and caring for the sick as they conduct a Christian mission in the hurting country of Nigeria. The Tailgate Traveler talks of football season being just two weeks away. First time school goers give their reaction at Gurdon Primary School. The Reddick Files is a rendition of good times when Mike was young and full of adventure. The sermon is about what many folks do when felt led to a Christian calling outside of their comfort zone. Pee Wee football at Gurdon will play at home on Sept. 10.
#31 – The Southern Arkansas Tailgate News for AUGUST 12, 2016 is ready to read. Malvern School Board voted to implement the new minimum wage early. Sears of Arkadelphia has different owners. The Gurdon district has a successful beginning of the year breakfast with a professor who has dyslexia speaking about coping and succeeding. Aug. 15 is the first day of school and that night at 7 p.m. the Go-Devils will scrimmage. Reddick Files is about friends laughing at a low ball situation. The sermon is about being a giver instead of a taker for Jesus Christ. The editorial is about the disability of transgenders. Check out the poem on page 4. It may make you cry.
#30 – The Southern Arkansas Tailgate News for AUGUST 5, 2016 is ready to read. Superintendent Allen Blackwell at Gurdon will now wear the principal hat at GHS, as Principal Harvey Sellers turned in a last minute resignation. Coach John Pace will serve as Dean of Students to help Blackwell. Malvern should be getting an upgrade at its airport, as the FAA has offered a grant. Blackwell told Gurdon Rotarians school population should be a up a few students this year. Editorial: U.S. President Barack Obama laundered $400 million and gave it to Iran. Schools will open on Aug. 15 in the area, with a back to school breakfast at Gurdon at 8 a.m. on Monday. The Tailgate Traveler presents evidence that the local economy is looking up.
#29 – The Southern Arkansas Tailgate News for July 29, 2016 is ready to read. Southern Bancorp and Bank of DeLight are locating branches in Gurdon. Unemployment checks could get a dedicated soul through Benton Beauty Academy. The Reddick Files are about when Mike made his wife and her boyfriend streak in the snow. Tommy Potter has finished his new building and is re-opening Hair It Is officially on Aug. 1. An editorial talks of better days. Tailgate Traveler is about giving it all you have and things will get better. That was pretty well Marty Burlsworth’s message on the sports page too. That and always doing what you know you can regardless of criticism or praise. Coach Kyle Jackson vows to have his 25 Go-Devils in top condition as that will mean fourth quarter victories the first three games of the season. The sermon is about choosing to have faith in Jesus Christ instead of faith in worry. Cabe summer heading program ended with a visit from zoo animals. This year’s top reader in the third grade read 31 books.
#28 – The Southern Arkansas Tailgate News for July 22, 2016 is ready to read. Football is getting under way, despite the heat. See Gurdon Coach Kyle Jackson’s address to school board. Also see page12 and get complete schedules on five teams. The Gurdon CD&E Club is planning Forest Festival 2016. Check out the blue T-Shirt plans and possible carnival addition. Reddick Files, Chapter 1, tells the story of a friend called Kenny. The sermon is about how real Christians never give up, they just keep sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. See Tailgate Travels and appreciate a vacation to Galveston Beach and a kind act of a banker to help change a tire.
#27 – The Southern Arkansas Tailgate News for July 8, 2016 is ready to read. Gurdon is preparing for prosperity by dolling up the downtown and trying to create a tourist attraction via the Gurdon Light. The Pizza Barn billboard says they are closing in Gurdon. The editor has started another book; The Reddick Files. The Cabe Library Summer Reading program will host a Lake Degray worker next week. The Caddo Valley Bridge has reopened with one-lane access. The editor has expanded to 16 pages in preparation for football coverage in the fall. The sermon is about having Christian joy, even in the worst of times. The Democrat leaders of our country are pushing for global economy.
#26 – The Southern Arkansas Tailgate News for July 1, 2016 is ready to read. Gurdon will get a two-lane highway on Main Street to replace the four-lane and increase safety for pedestrians. Paving is on the way for about a mile of Gurdon streets. Neal McCoy and Big Chuck were the stars at Brickfest in Malvern. The Arkadelphia to Sparkman Bridge on Scenic 7 was hit by a truck and drivers will have to reroute 31 miles to Donaldson to cross the river until further notice. Guns and Hoses Arkansas Blood Drive had 19 participants. Central Arkansas and Development Corporation had a home improvement financial success story and gained an employee. Gurdon Mayor Sherry Kelley has pledged to do all she can to reinstitute fireworks for July 4, 2017. Cabe Library readers were entertained by Hot Springs Magician Scott Davis. The sermon is about making a concentrated efforts to show the love of Chirst in our words and deeds.
#25 – The June 24, 2016 Southern Arkansas Tailgate News is ready to read. Brickfest will take place in Malvern with Neal McCoy “shaking” the crowd Saturday night. Benton Helping Hands manager Pam Taylor tells her story of salvation. Gurdon School Board keeps reduced lunches at 40 cents, loosens handbook some. The Tailgate Traveler talks of Brickfests since 2003. CADC light bill assistance starts July 5. Troy Tucker, candidate for Clark County judge, says he will build a Clark County landfill. The sermon is about how Christianity is the only religion not made up by a man.
#24 – The June 17, 2016 Southern Arkansas Tailgate News is ready to read. An Exxon station and Baskin Robbins is coming to Gurdon. Cabe summer reading program will meet every Thursday through July 28. Paul Shepherd has been partners in the car business with his son Stan on Pine Street in Arkadelphia since 1988. HSU Athletic Director Shawn Jones calls academics more important than winning games. Nearly 250 attend Muses concert in Gurdon. Brickfest will be held at Malvern Park on June 24 and 25, featuring Gurdon band Big Chuck. Malvern will be paving streets soon. The sermon is about knee-jerk sins and how Jesus can give you the strength to slow them down or stop them.
#23 – The June 10, 2016 Southern Arkansas Tailgate News is ready to read. This is the week for our Summer Reading program to start at the Cabe Library in Gurdon. A Friendship woman is trying to outlaw smoking at the Malvern City Park. Cabe Auditorium will be the place to be at 7 p.m. on Tuesday to hear classical Broadway show tunes by the Muse of Hot Springs. Malvern will probably soon have a new inspection rate of 5 cents a sqaure foot for those putting up new construction. Harmonicas will be the tool used by the Gurdon Senior Center to help folks breath better. The sermon is about how accepting Jesus Christ as your Savior is the only key to going to heaven.
#22 – The June 3, 2016 Tailgate News is ready to read. The Gurdon Cabe Library staff will take applications for the summer reading program through June 14. Gurdon Mayor Sherry Kelley thanks Baptist Health for financing three sirens that meet FCC regulations for the city. Cabe Auditorium will host a Muse performance of Broadway musicals for free on June 14 at 7 p.m. The Baptist Family Health Center of Gurdon is encouraging Medicare recipients to get a Wellness check-up for free to monitor health changes as they age. Mayor Sherry Kelley says two offers to buy the 90 plus acres of land adjacent to the drained Gurdon Pond on Go-Devil/Beirne Road will be discussed at the regular City Council meeting on June 27. The sermon is about how Jesus Christ will forgive your mistakes, but YOU too must forgive yourself. Malvern will host Brickfest on June 24 and 25. Spa Gal is being offered at Benton Beauty Academy.
#21 – The May 27, 2016 Tailgate News is ready to read. The Gurdon Cabe Library will begin its free summer reading program registration on Tuesday, May 31, with the program starting on June 14. EZ Way Auto Insurance has been in business since 1995 and owner Kim Ursery enjoys helping others get high risk insurance and reclaim integrity. Gurdon police department continues to fight the illegal drug war. Spa Gal is being offered at Benton Beauty Academy. Drivers Ed is being offered at GHS. The sermon is on how Jehovah God can not lie and trusting Him gives us life and life more abundantly. Tailgate News urges all drivers to be careful, as our children are now on summer break. Have a safe and fun Memorial Day Weekend!
#20 – The May 20, 2016 Tailgate News is ready to read. A home was totally lost in Gurdon after an air conditioner shorted out. Contact Tammy Inscore on Facebook if you can help this now homeless and large family. Alex and Amanda King, children of Terry and Beverly Hardin, are in charge of Terry’s Transmission since Terry retired after a stroke. Alex is a trained transmission specialist, has been in charge more than a year and is successfully growing the business. Gurdon resident Lucy Jester’s daughter bought her Mom a diamond ring for $1 at Lighthouse Ministries and found out it was real and worth $1,800. All 126 Malvern graduates from the Class of 2016 are listed on Page 8. The sermon is about God’s Ways being Higher Than Our Ways.
#19 – The May 13, 2016 Tailgate News is ready to read. Welcome to the graduation issue with 55 up and coming Gurdon graduates pictured, with pdfs fee to copy. Gurdon Primary School had its Fishing Rodeo with a fourth grader catching a 3 pound catfish. Gurdon got an update to its siran warning system. Malvern schools have digital classes three years before the law requires. Malvern is graduating 126 at the Hot Springs Convention Center May 14. GHS graduates on May 20. The sermon is on renewing your mind with the mind and ways of Jesus Christ. The poem is called Next Chapter and its about leaving high school.
#18 – The May 6, 2016 Tailgate News is ready to read. Gurdon had its academic awards ceremony May 3, with many scholarships given. A lot of photos are in this issue about that. It is also our Mother’s Day issue with a feature about a single mom raising her three kids. Henderson State University alumni welcomed a new crop of fall college students from Gurdon. Many trees fell last weekend due to wind and rain. Malvern will have a school board meeting Monday at 6:30 p.m. The sermon is on being devoted to Jesus Christ, even when things get hard.
#17 – The April 29, 2016 Southern Arkansas Tailgate news is ready to read. Sun Paper to put up a mill at Gum Springs. China will invest more than $1 billion constructing it the next four years and then there will be 250 permanent jobs at the mill. The annual scholarship and academic awards ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 3 at Cabe Auditorium. GPD caught the last meth and cocaine dealer on their list. A group of Malvern residents want more action on a house on West Third to stop all night disturbance of the peace. Malvern will have a City Council agenda meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday. The Gurdon Clean-up will go through May 6 and folks are encouraged to put big items on their curbs to be hauled away free. The sermon is about Coming Back Alive with the help of Jesus Christ.
#16 – The April 22, 2016 Southern Arkansas Tailgate News is ready to read. The city of Gurdon has agreed not to raise water rates. Gurdon’s annual big item clean up starts Monday. CADC had a re-grand opening Monday and has added a push button handicapped door for the disabled to the Gurdon Senior Citizen center on Main Street. Parker Whitson, Gurdon senior, gave a report on the 2016 Close-Up trip to Washington D.C. The sermon is about God’s mercy and how knowing Jesus Christ can tap into that mercy.
#15 – The April 15, 2o16 Southern Arkansas Tailgate News is ready for you to read. Gurdon’s new trash compactor has arrived. Devin Simpson, salutatorian, has received the Rotary scholarship. A Malvern lady fighting a zoning ordinance may be taking it to court. Gurdon’s annual Clean-up for larger items begins April 25. Phil’s Transmission in Arkadelphia has expanded to selling “Bad Boy” mowers. HSU Athletic Director Shawn Jones presents a formula for success in college. The sermon is about how Jesus Christ can bring joy into your life even when the chips are down.
#14 – The April 8, 2016 issue of the Southern Arkansas Tailgate News Friday weekly magazine is ready to read. Check out the Chamber of Commerce story with Ned Perme. Also, the story about the fire victim in Malvern. Rita Guthrie is retiring after 24 years as the GHS counselor and has received an award. See page 2. The Rotary banquet for Gurdon seniors is at 7 p.m. on Tuesday. The scripture is about proverbs 27. Never let your goals override the fact that all could be changed in an instant.
#13 – The April 1, 2016 issue of the Southern Arkansas Tailgate News Friday weekly magazine is ready to read. Gurdon will have a city wide clean up from April 25 through May 6. Ned Perme will be the guest speaker the annual Gurdon Chamber of Commerce Banquet on Tuesday, April 5. Hunter Lewis, #25 for the Gurdon Go-Devils hit a home run against Ouachita, pushing his team ahead to 3-2. The Gurdon American Clean-up will take place Saturday morning, April 9, from City Hall. The sermon is about how all of your sins are known to Jesus Christ so there is no reason to try and hide them from him; freely ask for forgiveness and proceed. To read this issue, go to Southern Arkansas Tailgate News on your search engine, pull up our dashboard and click on current issue. Then open the Read pages packet of pdfs. Enjoy the read. Also, Mike Reddick died this week. He was a Vietnam Veteran and the editor’s best friend for 22 years. God rest his soul.
#12 – The March 25, 2016 issue of the Southern Arkansas Tailgate News Friday weekly magazine is ready to read. After years of debate, the Oak Ridge Cemetery controversy in Malvern has been settled with Malvern hiring out the maintenance and selling cemetery plots out of the Code Enforcement office. Judge Sherry Burnett will get the old court room instead of a new one across the street and an office above it. Monitoring equipment will not have to be moved. Spring break ends after Easter weekend. Citizens are alleging Rockport police have a speed trap. The sermon is about the miracles of God, especially the one where Jesus Christ rose from the dead after dying on a cross.
#11 The March 18, 2016 issue of the Southern Arkansas Tailgate News Friday Weekly Magazine is ready to read. Gurdon School Board will receive a school book keeper outline in order to have a guide in case the current book keeper is no longer on the job. Malvern School Board refinanced with Malvern National Bank to buy three buses. Students state wide will be on spring break from March 21-25. The Gurdon Chamber of Commerce is taking nominations for “Citizen of the Year.” The sermon is on the importance of living for “now” in order to have a full Christian life experience. Malvern hosted Gurdon in baseball Wednesday, between spring rain storms, and the Leopards led 5-2 after the first inning.
#10 The March 11, 2016 issue of the Southern Arkansas Tailgate News Friday Weekly Magazine is ready to read. The Gurdon Police Department is waiting on at least 6 new warrants to pick up pushers in Gurdon and the surrounding area on felony drug sales charges. Malvern is considering the construction of a new courtroom for Judge Sherry Burnett. Rotarians were told about free government money designed to help land owners have better tree crops. Parker Whitson, #18, on the Go-Devils varsity baseball team hit a grand slam against Benton Harmony Grove, moving the score from 4-1 to 8-1 as he cleaned the bases. The sermon is on standing on Christian principles that are in your heart. Thank you readers for your interest in this magazine.
#9 The March 4, 2016 issue of the Southern Arkansas Tailgate News Friday Weekly Magazine is ready to read. Gurdon bought a $140,000 trash truck. GHS seniors are putting together phone apps that allow emergency personnel to be notified immediately in case of emergency. Softball season has started. Also baseball. Watch for our story next week about Parker Whitson hitting a grand slam home run against Harmony Grove! The sermon is on how giving your worries to Jesus Christ can reduce stress in your day to day life. Give the Lord your load of burdons and breath easier. There are three runoffs in Hot Spring County elections; one in the sheriff rate and two in the JPs. Fountain Lake has a new Eagle Scout.
#8 The February 26, 2016 issue of the Southern Arkansas Tailgate News is ready to read.
The March 1 Super Tuesday vote is coming up and Hot Spring County has four candidates for Sheriff. American Art Gallery will host Margarett Kipp and Jimmy Leach on the Gallery Walks set for March 4 and April 1. Gurdon’s U.S. Bank will close in May, apparently due to too few of loans made by Gurdon customers. GPS has some top spelling bee champs that will compete countywide on March 4. The sermon is about dealing with surprises in the Christian faith.
#7 The February 19, 2016 issue of the Southern Arkansas Tailgate News is ready to read.
Gurdon’s drug bust reports on 19 mostly felony alleged drug dealers and a list is provided. Marshal Childres said more arrests are in the works. Gurdon School District staff asked the School Board for a year of the end bonus, but with the loss of 58 students this school year the budget is in question. Board members tabled the issue until March. The Gurdon Chamber of Commerce Banquet is April 5 and Ned Perme will be the guest speaker. Baseball players are practicing in both Gurdon and Malvern. Malvern has had a student of the month program now for more than five years. The sermon this week is on how a Christian might handle regrets. Rex (Potter), a 29-year-old Gurdon High School graduate died this week in a tragic scooter accident at Hot Springs. This editor is looking forward to more spring like days and escaping to the pond bank for some fishing. Thank you readers for your interest in this magazine.
#6 The February 12, 2016 issue of the Southern Arkansas Tailgate News is ready to read.
Gurdon is shy 30 or more drug dealers, according to latest reports. These folks will be prosecuted and do time. Malvern has a 94 percent graduation rate. ABC Beauty College is still going strong, making it possible at the Arkadelphia school to have a career in a year. Mayor Sherry Kelley says the new Gurdon trash business is a keeper. Gurdon Little League will elect new officers at City Hall Feb. 15. The sermon is on how quitting our devil oriented lives is hard for the best of Christians. Thank you readers for your interest in this magazine.
#5 The February 5, 2016 issue of the Southern Arkansas Tailgate news is ready to read. Gurdon is going into the trash hauling business. Malvern’s Boys and Girls Club is going strong even with a government funding cut. Legendary car dealer Darrel Teeter passed away this week. The Glen Rose/Malvern Raptors have produced a champion to be on the Arkansas National Team. A sign maker objects to a Magnet Cove/Butterfield speed trap. The Lady Go-Devils had a sound victory over Lafayette County on senior night. The sermon is about how the Christian walk includes embarrassment when we are disobedient to the Bible. The sewer and water treatment expansion in Gurdon is finished. Pennsylvania Phil, that old ground hog weather critter, says we will have an early spring! Thank you for your interest in this magazine. Enjoy the read. Please share this Tailgate News announcement with your own timeline to help us build even more readership.
#4 The January 29, 2016 issue of the Southern Arkansas Tailgate News is ready to read. Gurdon honored its football players and cheerleaders at the second annual football/cheer banquet. Jackie Harvell is football player of the year. Gurdon City Council passed its annual budget, appointed Coach John Pace to the City Council and discussed what to offer Bobby Walker to stay on as trash pick-up man. Gurdon fell to Spring Hill in basketball. The Lady Leopards of Malvern upset their competitors in Arkadelphia. Malvern’s next home basketball game is Friday, Feb. 5 against Waldron. The sermon is about how standing up for your favorite sin can hurt your walk with Jesus Christ. Fountain Lake School heard a disabled athlete talk on kindness. Gurdon High School had a voter drive.
#3 The January 22, 2016 issue of the Southern Arkansas Tailgate News is ready to read. Gurdon Mayor Sherry Kelley is looking at trash pick up options and will consult her City Council about that and other budget matters at the meeting Monday night, Jan. 25. Gurdon has a new community, state of the art, electronic sign on Main Street. The Go-Devils won against Murfreesboro and Dierks last week and will try for three in a row tonight against Spring Hill at home. Malvern had a peaceful Martin Luther King Jr. parade. The Malvern Leopards were 15-2 in basketball at last report. The sermon is on the Lord’s Prayer and how it covers all of the bases of the Christian life. Fountain Lake School has a new homecoming basketball queen.
#2 The JANUARY 15, 2016 of the Southern Arkansas Tailgate News is ready to read. A Gurdon woman was kidnapped and pistol whipped but police action probably saved her life. The second annual Go-Devil football and cheerleader banquet will be on Jan. 28. Malvern Kiwanis is planning a Boys and Girls Club sexy legs fundraiser. A new Celebrate Recovery group has started in Gurdon and will meet at 6 p.m. on Wednesdays in Faith Mission. The sermon is about the power of encouragement in the walk with Jesus Christ and in general. Gurdon will play Murfreesboro tonight in basketball and Dierks Tuesday. Malvern will play Mena on Tuesday. Gurdon has new scoreboards for basketball and a redone basketball floor.
#1 January 8, 2015 – The JANUARY 8, 2016 of the Southern Arkansas Tailgate News is ready to read. Two Gurdon police officers were assaulted by a man who had a warrant issued by Arkansas Game and Fish and now faces felony charges. Ouick Tax of Gurdon warns clients they should be careful never to put their Social Security number online to reduce the chances of Identity Theft. The Community Pantry of Gurdon has moved to a much larger location at the old Austin Capps grocery. Malvern City Council is studying how to fund the fixing of streets at least parly damaged from recent heavy rains. Tailgate Traveler defends freedom in the United States and encourages politicians to go by the US Constitution. The sermon is about how those who have accepted Jesus Christ as their Savior from an eternity in hell will be mocked and persecuted by those who have not.