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Arkansas law enforcement officers will be working overtime shifts and regular patrols committed to the assignment of making state highways and streets safer by stopping drivers who don’t obey the speed limit.  The special enforcement operation will begin today (Monday, July 15th) and continu…

The 2018 Arkansas Sales Tax Holiday will begin at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday August 3, 2019, and ending at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday August 4, 2019. This sales tax holiday will allow shoppers the opportunity to purchase certain school supplies, school art supplies, school instructional materials, and…

A Brief in Support of Bond Reduction was filed on Friday, July 12 in the Scott County Circuit Clerk’s office for James N. Bynum. As Bynum awaits for trial, the brief stated that the $75,000 bond set by the court was triple the amount of the $25,000 bond set prior to his first trial and has b…

The Sher family was overjoyed and honored to sponsor their 6th annual Scott County Boys & Girls Club Talent Show on July 2. “Every contestant showed their amazing talent and all deserved to receive goodies bag,” said Jim Sher.  The 2019 winners were: 1st place, Evelyn Gouthro; 2nd place,…

Mena Regional Health System recently hosted M*A*S*H (Medical Applications for Science and Health) Camp, a two week opportunity for rising junior and senior high school students to shadow medical professionals in order to provide extensive hands-on experiences in numerous areas of the health …

Local Voices

The state Human Services Department is reviewing every case this year in which people have been denied assisted living or home care services in the Living Choices and ARChoices programs.

The number of Arkansas children in foster care has fallen by more than 700 since reaching an all-time high in 2016.  That information was part of an annual report presented a legislative committee this week.

All of us have gone through pain uncounted times in our lives. Pains come in different forms, ways, and times. No one likes pain but we should treat pain as a learning lesson to avoid repeating. Therefore, No Pain-No Gain.

Waldron Nursing Center residents have continued to enjoy going outside to sit in the patio area on the nice weather days despite the many rain showers. Many are still talking about the great time they had at the Fireworks show that Alex put on. 

Obituaries

Ronald “Ronnie” Douglas Wooten, 84, died peacefully in his home in Mansfield, Arkansas on July2, 2019.On May 9, 1935, Mr. Wooten was born in Shiloh, Arkansas to Dewey and Beryl (Farmer) Wooten. His family moved to Mansfield while he was still an infant. Mr. Wooten was baptized at First Bapti…