Thursday, August 10, 1967
Spotlight On...

Worth Samuel Rice was born in Scott County at Center Point Community where the residence of Claud Rice is now, October 23, 1891. Mr. Rice is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Rice and is one of 14 children, with eleven living and all residing in Scott County. Worth and Med Jones were united in marriage August 24, 1913, by Bro. Floyd. They are both natives of Scott County and spent their entire life in Scott County. At one time, Mr. Rice hauled freight to and from Fort Smith with wagon and team. A round trip took him three days. He has farmed, been a self-employed truck operator, worked as grader operator for the county for several years, served as State Representative from 1935 to 1939 and as Sheriff of Scott County from 1939 to 1942. They moved to their present farm in 1943 where he has been actively engaged in raising cattle ever since. The are both members of Square Rock Methodist Church. Children born to this union: Charles W. (Si) Rice of Waldron; Mrs. Charlene Brigance of McAlester, Okla; Bud Rice of Waldron; Mrs. Joyce Matthew of Waldo, Ark; and nine grandchildren. Mr. Rice still enjoys being outside and looking after the cattle. He especially likes to attend singing conventions and taking part in them. He has been active in all phases of community life and played an important part in the growth and progress of Waldron and Scott County. Mr. and Mrs. Rice have lived in their present home north of Waldron for 24 years and hope to live there "24 more years."

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