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Poppy proclamation
Mayor Scott McCormick issued a proclamation declaring Saturday at “Poppy Day” in the city of Crossett in recognition of the American Legion Auxiliary’s annual campaign, which dates back to the years following World War I. The remembrance poppies symbolized the graves of soliders in Flanders, in France, as mentioned in the poem “In Flanders Fields” by Canadian Lt. Col. John McCrae The American Legion Auxiliary began the poppies recognition in the early 1920s. Pictured, from left, front, are local auxiliary member Lois Netherland, Mayor McCormick and auxiliary member Sharon Riva; back, American Legion Post 111 commander Jack Netherland and auxiliary members La Faye White, Nancy Thompson and Maggie Hazlewood. Memorial Poppy Week recognizes and honors military personnel lost in battle. The auxiliary will have the poppies available at various locations across the city this week. (Tom White/News Observer)

May 19, 2015, 15:49


Board approves bus purchase
The Crossett School Board approved the purchase of a special needs bus and accepted personnel moves during its May 12 meeting.
May 19, 2015, 15:48


Fingerprinting fees discussed by council
The Crossett City Council has agreed to implement a fee system for fingerprinting at the Crossett Police Department.
May 19, 2015, 15:46


ATM break-in under investigation
Officers are investigating an attempted theft at Hamburg bank’s ATM machine May 12.
May 19, 2015, 15:45


Memorial Day ceremony set for May 25
A Hamburg soldier who served in World War II will be honored during the annual Memorial Day ceremony at the Ashley County Veterans Memorial May 25.
May 19, 2015, 15:44




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