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A second act — judge turns filmmaker
Story and photos by Deborah Horn

By 11 a.m., the mid-summer temperature is pushing 100—again—and when not needed, the crew members shooting of the final scenes of “The Tricycle” head for the shade. [Full Text]

Prison band keeps the beat alive
by Rick Kron Arkansas Aging staff writer

“Doin’ time one song at a time,” sounds like a title to a wailful country ballad. But, for Richard Trimble, 58, it’s all too true. Trimble is a member of the three-man Cummins Prison Band. He plays lead guitar and shares vocal duties with the other two guys. [Full Text]

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November 2015 - Volume 4 - Number 5

Hero honored on base
Maj. Gen. James Hecker (right), commander of the 19th Air Force, thanks retired Master Sgt. Parnell G. Fisher at a dayroom dedication in his honor Oct. 7 at Little Rock Air Force Base as Jacksonville Mayor Gary Fletcher (left), Cabot Mayor Bill Cypert and Ward Mayor Art Brooke applaud. [Full Text]

Vet records memories of World War II war
by Jeffrey Smith Arkansas Aging staff writer

Lt. Col. Wilmer Plate (Ret.) of Jacksonville, a Second World War veteran, on Nov. 3 recorded his memories of war for future generations. Col. Anita Deason (Ret.), military and veterans affairs liaison for U.S. Sen. John Boozman (R-Ark.), interviewed Plate at his Jacksonville home. The 90- minute recording is for the Library of Congress’ Veterans History Project. [Full Text]

Veterans Day events around the state

First United Methodist Church in Beebe will hold a Veterans Day ceremony at 1 p.m. Nov. 11. The event is free and open to the public. The church is at 302 N. Main St., a short stroll from the Wilbur D. Mills Educational Services Cooperative building at 114 N. Main St., where a mural called “Brothers and Sisters” was painted over the summer in honor of veterans. [Full Text]

November: Season of senses
by Rick Kron food editor

Besides ushering in cooler weather and an abundance of football, November is the season of senses---the sight of leaves turning colors, a chill in the air that can be felt, smelled and seen, and slow-cookers permeating homes with an indescribable deliciousness. [Full Text]

White River Area Agency salutes veterans

The White River Area Agency on Aging is proud to honor and care for our veterans this month. Veterans Day is observed on the 11th day of the 11th month of the year, which signifies the end of World War I.
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