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Many fishing tournaments in Arkansas have gone by the wayside or gone virtual to put an extra emphasis on social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic. But the show goes on for the Hobie Bass Open Series, which comes to Lake Dardanelle for its kayak-fishing event this weekend. We've alw…

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The family visits in the designated area outside have really been going well. The heavy rains caused a few to have to reschedule their visit but that wasn't a problem with us all hoping we will see the bright sunshine again. Especially our Patio group that looks forward to being able to sit …

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There has been extensive flooding throughout Scott County, and there will be more expected tonight and into tomorrow morning. Scott County Deputies, AGFC Wildlife Officers, Waldron PD Officers, Mansfield PD Officers, and Arkansas State Troopers have been out checking on flooded residences, c…

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LITTLE ROCK – COVID-19 has highlighted some of the shortcomings of our broadband connectivity, but the pandemic also has created opportunities for us to accelerate our expansion of internet service, which I’d like to talk about today.

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Beginning in-person school again in Arkansas is not easy. A lot has changed since March 2020. Everyone has a lot of questions.

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Angry men shouting hurtful words greeted the weary preachers. Sore feet, tired legs, beaten backs, they slumped forward following their captor. Thieves and charlatans and political embarrassments, murderers and kidnappers, highwaymen surrounded Paul and Silas as they were led deeper and deep…

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ARVAC, Inc. will issue commodities on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at Scott County Fairgrounds at 165 Mill Street, Waldron, AR from 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM for all eligible households. Due to COVID-19 concerns this will be a drive though only distribution. Applicants will need to show your ID, …

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Eliab abhorred the indignance of youth. He spat on the ground in anger as the ruddy complected boy shirked away from him. The child’s tunic was stained, and his feet caked with dirt from the field. He smelled like cattle. It was a fool’s errand that his father had sent him on. His supposed b…

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Governor Asa Hutchinson announced today during his COVID19 daily press conference that fall contact sports will most likely occur. Hutchinson as well as the Arkansas Athletic Association are asking high school football teams to have no contact team drills with their helmets during the week o…

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A large area of storms which blew up in Oklahoma and Texas in the late afternoon and early evening hours and could bring Polk and Scott Counties severe weather overnight.

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Dreams had failed him. The prophets were silent. King Saul’s prayers fell on deaf ears. God had departed from him.

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LITTLE ROCK – This week, I met with doctors, nurses, and respiratory therapists at Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville who have been on the front line of saving lives during this coronavirus pandemic. They were tired and stressed, but their work makes me grateful for their ser…

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As a father of four and a former school board member, I understand the importance of education and its value to the community. I also understand the severity of COVID-19 and how we must take every precaution to slow its spread and keep Americans safe. With another school year quickly approac…

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This week, our country celebrates the 30th anniversary of the most sweeping civil rights legislation ever enacted for people with disabilities.

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UARM’s Bucks Cross-Country Head Coach Samantha Shores has announced an open men and women’s NJCAA cross-country try-out for August 1. Those selected would have the opportunity to join the 2020 Bucks Cross-Country team as well as earn an athletic scholarship.

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The first half of Colossians presents Christ in His divine glory. The second section begins with “therefore”. If we see Christ as the divine Creator and Redeemer presented in chapters 1-2, certain things will be automatic features of our character and nature.

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LITTLE ROCK – The average debt that a student incurs to earn a bachelor’s degree in Arkansas is almost $2,000 less than the national average.

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It wasn’t the worship service that he had envisioned. The censers weren’t burning with sweet smelling incense. The songs of Zion weren’t being sung. Angry men shouting threatening words and cries of unruly mobs filled the streets. It did not resemble the stories he had been told. It did not …

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After careful consideration regarding the health and safety of our community, our sponsors, vendors, volunteers, and attendees, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the 45th Annual Queen Wilhelmina Rod Run scheduled for August 28-29, 2020.

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These days, we could all use some good news coming out of Washington, D.C. I'm excited to report that on July 15, the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee passed the 2020 Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) on an overwhelmingly bipartisan basis. The bill now heads to the House floo…

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Scott County Library Board Meeting, Thursday July 30th 1:30p.m. Call 479-637-3516 for information on audio attendance.

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Arkansans who may have concerns about going to the polls this November while the health crisis continues can make plans now to ensure their vote counts.

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Michelle Leann Golkhajeh was found not guilty because of mental disease or defect in the Polk County Circuit Court on Monday, July 13, 2020 for the Dec. 2018 death of her four-year-old daughter.

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Scott County Library has just received a gift of 100 new children's books, ranging from pre-kindergarten through early readers. These books were a donation from the Brownstone Book Fund, a private foundation in New York City, interested in fostering early reading, a love of books, and encour…

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Our agency has received questions regarding enforcement of the Governor’s recent Executive Order, which requires the wearing of face coverings in many situations. Many people have questioned the constitutionality of such an order. Through laws like Arkansas Code 20-7-110 and the Arkansas Eme…

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During his daily COVID-19 news briefing today, Governor Asa Hutchinson announced he will sign an executive order for a statewide mask mandate. Hutchinson stated that the rising numbers of positive COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths indicate that Arkansans need to do more in stopping…

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LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is asking for public comments on possible changes to fishing regulations for 2021. Changes to general fishing rules, rules for commercial anglers and fish farms are all being evaluated before the Fisheries Division formally proposes them to…

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It was God’s chosen people. It was those who had laid waste to Pharaoh’s army and the ones who had carried away the riches of Egypt. Shackles had been plucked from their wrists and feet and iron collars broken from their necks. A pillar of fire stood watch over them as they slept, and a pill…

Eating fruits and vegetables is very important to heart health. Why not enjoy some summer squash, which is plentiful this time of year? There are three common types of summer squash–the straight-neck or crooked neck variety, the green zucchini squash and the white saucer-shaped, scallop or p…

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The peak back-to-school shopping timeframe occurs each year in July and August. It’s the second-highest sales-generating retail period behind the winter holidays and was expected to garner more than $87 billion in 2020. Nearly every parent with school-aged children participates, as do colleg…

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As we reach the midpoint of the year, to say that 2020 has been an experience would be an understatement. I however refuse to jump on the bandwagon of stating how terrible the year has been. Certainly there have been tragedies and challenges and more challenges are certain to come, but each …

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Smoked filled the air as the oxen was charred over the flames. A hypnotic, hungry aroma wafted across the field to the neighbor’s houses and beyond. It would usually signify a celebration, a feast, a joyous time when families and friends would gather but this was different. This was a sacrif…

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LITTLE ROCK – This year, the Fourth of July will be quieter than any in our lifetime. That will be most obvious, perhaps, in small towns such as Piggott, where July 4th is the biggest event of the year.

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Beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday August 1, 2020, and ending at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday August 2, 2020, the State of Arkansas will hold its sales tax holiday allowing shoppers the opportunity to purchase certain School Supplies, School Art Supplies, School Instructional Materials, and clothin…

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Waldron Nursing Center Residents hope everyone had a wonderful and safe 4th holiday. The Dietary department provided a cook -out eat in for residents and staff with hamburgers and hot dogs cooked on the grill with all of the fixings. Alex assisted Connie with the cooking. There was also a gr…

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This is word-for-word as written in 2015. Tragically, we have continued downward on the path. ~ As I write on July 4th/Independence Day, I wonder about myself and my fellow countrymen. We seem ready to declare any kind of behavior as acceptable, even worthy of celebration. For decades, we ha…

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All of our staff and family at the Waldron News would like to wish you and your family a happy and safe 4th of July! 

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Travelers can now stop at an Arkansas Welcome Center for trip planning advice, tourism information and the opportunity to stretch their legs while on the road. After temporarily closing March 20 to prevent the spread of COVID-19, The Natural State’s Welcome Centers are once again open to the…