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Act 738 will go into effect on Wednesday, July 24, for all Arkansas Drivers. The law, which was first introduced in March of this year, places restrictions on cell phone usage while driving.

The following individuals were listed on the 15th Judicial Circuit Division 1 court docket for trial on Tuesday, July 16 at 9:30 a.m. in the Scott County Courthouse.

Thirty-six Arkansas State Police Trooper Recruits have graduated tonight and will arrive in the coming days at their new assignments within the department’s Highway Patrol Division.  The graduates are filling highway patrol vacancies in 21 different Arkansas counties.

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Fourche Mountain Adventures ATV Campground hosted the Waldron Area Chamber of Commerce and the Mena/Polk County Chamber of Commerce for a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, July 10, 2019. The campground officially opened during the fourth of July holiday weekend with campers from Louisian…

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…

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The Scott County Quorum Court will meet in Regular Session on Monday, July 15, 2019 at 7:00 PM in the Courtroom of the Scott County Courthouse. The agenda will be: Call to order – Roll Call; Pledge of Allegiance; Reading, correction, and disposition of minutes; Public Comment; Judges Report;…

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“The Fourche Mountain Trail is one of the prettiest and most scenic trail systems within the Ouachita National Forest,” said Ken Kelm, owner and operator of Fourche Mountain Adventures Campground.

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,…

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The Waldron Back to School Bash will take place on Thursday, July 25 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Waldron Middle School gymnasium.

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 …

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Through the efforts made by Scott County Judge James Forbes and support from area leadership, the US Highway 71 railroad crossing was repaired last week on June 26 and 27 by the Arkansas Department of Transportation. During the repairs, Highway 71 traffic was diverted to Main Street/Hwy. 71 …

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Representing Waldron and the state of Arkansas at the National FBLA conference in San Antonio, Texas are Mackenzie Callahan and Connor Beck. Callahan (WHS Class of 2019 graduate) is competed in Social Media Campaign and Beck (7th grade) is competed in Intro to Computer Science and Coding. Go…

The 2019 Breakthrough Solutions Pre-Conference Workshop was held in Little Rock on June 24.  The Breakthrough Solutions team selected the Arkansas Coalition for the Ouachitas (ARCO) region of Montgomery, Polk, and Scott Counties as the pilot region for the Pre-Conference Workshop. As the pil…

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Dr. Diann Gathright was the guest speaker during the Waldron Area Chamber of Commerce membership meeting on Wednesday, June 26 the JR’s Charbroiler. Gathright, Director of Development with the University of Arkansas - Rich Mountain, spoke to members and guests about the wide range of opportu…

The first and second place winners of the Scott County Senior Citizen Center 3rd Thursday Pool Tournament were Gary Nelson and Vestal Hutchens. They received a $10 and $5 gas card from this month’s sponsor, Alliance Propane. Other sponsors include Harps, Chambers Bank, Sims Building Material…

In a tradition that dates back to the mid-1880’s, UA Rich Mountain held its pinning ceremony for the college’s LPN Class of 2019 on Thursday, June 27 in the Ouachita Center on campus. The time-honored pinning ceremony signifies membership in a proud and loyal society of nurses. Nurses are an…

The following individuals were listed on the 15th Judicial Circuit Division 1 court docket for pre-trial on Tuesday, July 2 at 9:30 a.m. in the Scott County Courthouse.

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The Boles Community Center Board of Directors and community members met on Monday, June 10th. After Tracee McKenna from Western Arkansas Planning and Development presented information about possible grant funds for a Fun Park, the group voted to apply for the grant and selected a spot for th…

Dr. Diann Gathright will be the speaker at the Waldron Area Chamber of Commerce membership meeting on Wednesday, June 26  beginning at noon at JR’s CharBroiler Restaurant.

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The 2019 Cowboy and Cowgirl was held last week on the Mathews Family ranch. Each year, the family hosts an event to area participants who have a love and interest in animals and farmlife. (Photo courtesy of Angie Hunsucker)

The following individuals were listed on the 15th Judicial Circuit Division 1 court docket for May Jury Trials in the Scott County Courthouse.

On the evening of Tuesday, May 7th, nine people met in a small white building at Boles to discuss its future. Sitting on approximately 6 acres back off Highway 71 to the east, the Boles Community Center - once the Boles School cafeteria building - has a personal connection to these nine peop…

On May 30, some of the best high school athletes in Western Arkansas and Eastern Oklahoma will be recognized in downtown Fort Smith at a high caliber banquet. Among the many, will be five Mansfield athletes.

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A 500-year flood has already inundated the Arkansas River Valley from the astonishing levels of rain received within the Arkansas River Basin in Oklahoma and Kansas. 

The four juveniles who escaped from the Mansfield Juvenile Treatment Facility were caught in Saline County according to Sebastian County Sheriff’s Captain Philip Pevehouse.

Braydon Helton took it all during the annual Turman Baker Fishing Debry with a catch weighing 4.80 LB. Congratulations Braydon! (Photo courtesy of Regina Oliver)

On Monday, May 13, the Scott County Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee held their annual Farm Day for Waldron 3rd grade students at the Davis Angus Farm. There were seven stations of learning for the students. Some of these stations included a seed and plant station, a snack station, a…

High School students enrolled in the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith’s Western Arkansas Technical Center have been recognized for superior achievement in a special awards ceremony which included the announcement of Outstanding WATC Students, SkillsUSA medalists and Starfish Awards.

The following individuals were listed on the 15th Judicial Circuit Division 1 court docket for pre-trial on Tuesday, May 7 at 9:30 a.m. in the Scott County Courthouse.

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In honor of National Police Week, students from Misty Guerrero’s Kindergarten class  at Waldron Elementary School provided the Waldron Police Department with hand-decorated goodie bags for each of the officers on Friday, May 17.

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The threat  of severe weather and storms did not discourage participants during the annual Truman Bakers Kid’s Fishing Derby held on Saturday, May 18.