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Kids Fest Coming Up

Tazenna Kurtz (left) races against Jaxston Woodard on the Bungee Run last year’s Kids Fest. This year’s event will be held April 25 and 26 at White Hall City Park. The theme is “Heroes of Jefferson County Fight Child Abuse.” The event will include a Super Hero Family Walk, where participants can register and walk at 6 p.m. Friday, April 25. Other events will include an art contest, a cupcake contest, a talent show, carnival rides, food vendors, inflatable games and a superhero costume contest. For more information, email jeffersoncountykidsfest@yahoo.com

Getting Closer

Work continues on the White Hall Community Center and Water Park as passing motorists can now see the slides that have been installed as the water park nears completion just in time for the summer season.

WH board fires custodian

The White Hall School Board voted unanimously in a special called Monday night meeting to immediately dismiss a middle school custodian after his recent arrest by the Pine Bluff Police Department on a charge of driving while intoxicated.

Choir Happening A Success

One hundred and thirty students from the White Hall High School Choir program took the stage Saturday night at the Pine Bouff Convention Center to present the 2014 Choir Happening: “Heroes and Villains.”

Headed To State

White Hall’s Lindsey Williams looks for a path to the basket during a game against Dumas earlier this season. The Lady Bulldogs (19-6), who finished second in the 5A-South, will face defending state champion Jacksonville in the first round of the Class 5A state tournament at 7 p.m. Friday in Alma.

Iced Over

Ice weights down these jonquils just as they had started to flower when bitterly cold temperatures and a mix of winter precipitation struck White Hall and much of the rest of the state early this week.

Gandy Students Honored

December’s Students of the Month at Gandy Elementary School were (bottom row, from left) Ahnaf Tahmid, Abby Harrison, Lily White, Cruz Dixon, Jayden Gipson; (middle row) Brayden Smith, Juliana Drumgoole, Maci Poe, Kaylea Neal; (top row) Noah Smith, Gauge Yelton, Piper Smith, Aubrey Dutil, and Briauna Jackson. Not pictured are Maddy Spradlin, Bryson Dickerson, Braylon Johnson.

Longtime Arsenal, WH school employeee Edwards dies at 90.

Leslie Raymond “Les” Edwards, 90 of White Hall died Wednesday, Feb. 26 at his home in White Hall. He was born July 27, 1923 in Rye, Arkansas to the late Garfield and Oma Curry Edwards. He attended schools in Cleveland County and also served in the CCC for two years. Les later joined the United States Navy and served in World War II. After returning from the Navy, Les went to work at the Pine Bluff Arsenal and worked as a general foreman in the production division. He retired from the Arsenal in 1974 and joined the White Hall School District and was over the maintenance for over twenty years. Les was a member of Bethany Baptist Church where he was a past Sunday School Superintendent. He was a charter member of the American Legion White Hall Post #232 and a member of the Jacob Brump Lodge #160. He was a member of the first White Hall Planning Commission and also did much volunteer work for the community. Les was an avid fisherman, golfer, love gardening, and enjoyed umpiring softball and baseball.