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What am I doing? Sitting in my comfy chair, feet propped up, watching TV. This requires no real investment on my part. I can consciously pay attention or doze off, which ever is most appealing.

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(LITTLE ROCK) – As Arkansans prepare for the approaching July 4thIndependence Day holiday weekend, many families will include plans to travel across the state for cookouts and the customary summer festivities. However, experience and records tell us, some drivers and their passengers won’t m…

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The summer of 2020 started with a sparkling surprise for one western Arkansas woman. Fifty-six-year-old Beatrice Watkins, of Mena, visited Arkansas’s Crater of Diamonds State Park, in Murfreesboro, on Saturday, June 20, with her daughter and granddaughters. Within 30 minutes of arriving, she…

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LITTLE ROCK – We started reopening the economy in May, and today I’d like to talk about the encouraging numbers that we’re already seeing. More than 45,000 Arkansans are back at work. Our unemployment rate, which has remained below the national rate, dropped from 10.8 percent in April to 9.5…

There is a vigorous discussion these days regarding social justice and its place in Christ’s Church. The Creator desires His creatures to deal justly with each other. The Creator has commanded justice. Amos 5:23 commands, “But let justice roll down like waters, And righteousness like an ever…

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As Arkansas began Phase Two of its gradual reopening of businesses and social activities, the governor issued three executive orders related to the coronavirus outbreak.

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Residents are joining in with others across the nation in observing National Nurse Aide Week, June 18-24, Being recognized are Jessie Ammons, Mara Barnett, Joelene Beaty, Hali Thompson, Alex Carter, Ashley Custer, Regenia Evans, Rebekah Fisher, Emily Haga, Pamela Harvey, Megan Hubbard, Shaun…

A few weeks ago, we reminded Arkansans of the upcoming deadline for the Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship. This week, we received word that the deadline has been extended to August 1.

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We set a goal to test every resident and staff member in long-term-care in June, and today I’m pleased to say that nursing homes, and assisted-living and residential-care facilities will be able to resume limited family visits and other activities on July 1 if they have complied with the pub…

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The DD Rodeo Company presents Waldron, Arkansas Rodeo on July 3rd and 4th at 8:00 PM. There will be bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, ranch bronc riding, bull riding, tie-down roping, breakaway, steer wrestling, team roping, and barrel racing. ACRA/ARA/CRRA sanctioned. Minimum $200 added…

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Don’t forget to stop doing the thing that we don’t want other people to do it to us. Is it common sense?

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(LITTLE ROCK) –As Arkansans prepare for the approaching July 4 Independence Day holiday weekend, many families will include plans to travel across the state for cookouts and the customary summer festivities.  However, experience and records tell us, some drivers and their passengers won’t ma…

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Pilot Cemetery Board Members passed new rules and regulations effective July 1, 2020.  Copies are on file at both Heritage Memorial and Martin Funeral Homes.  A copy may be obtained by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Vestal Hutchens, Treasurer, at 999 Maywood Road, Waldron, AR, 72958

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The Scott County Quorum Court will meet in Regular Session on Monday June 15th, 2020 at 7 p.m. in the courtroom of the Scott County Courthouse. 

Accolades continue for a pair of Mansfield Lady Tiger track athletes. Recently, the Arkansas Track Coaches Association made its presence known with a letter and 2 certificates for Lady Tigers Skylynn Harris and Sadie Roberts. 

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Mansfield athletes entering the 7th through 12th grade next school year have an opportunity to get a free sports physical at Mercy Family Medicine located next to the Mansfield Elementary School campus. 

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Thanks to a proclamation by Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced today, anyone may fish in Arkansas without a fishing license or trout stamp from noon Friday, June 12, through midnight Sunday night, June 14.  The proclamation was read at today’s online commission meeting by Megan Perkins, agricultu…

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Two people have been arrested in relation to the hit and run accident that occurred on Hwy. 378 on May 21st. Jonathan and Eva Brewer were taken into custody on charges of Aggravated Assault and Failing to Report an Accident with Injury, both of which are felonies. The case will be referred t…

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At approximately 1 p.m. On May 21, a 17-year-old male riding a dirt bike was struck by a motorist on Hwy. 378 in Scott County near the intersection with Hwy. 71. The occupants of the vehicle stopped, moved the seriously injured 17-year-old off the highway, and then left the scene toward Hwy 71. 

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ARVAC, Inc. will issue commodities on Friday, May 22, 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, will n…

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Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson gave his COVID-19 update on the state’s response to the coronavirus pandemic in Forrest City on Monday, May 18. Hutchinson was joined by Secretary of Health Dr. Nate Smith.  In opening comments Hutchinson stated that 550 tests were given in Forrest City, whic…

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 (LITTLE ROCK) – As the summer season begins and families set out on their travels across Arkansas, state and local law enforcement officers are sending a clear message to motorists, Click It or Ticket.  Seat belt laws are enforced to protect drivers and their passengers from unnecessary inj…

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The Arkansas Department of Health’s Local Health Units across the state now offers COVID-19 testing which began on Monday, May 18.

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On March 17, 2020 the Supreme Court of the State of Arkansas issued the first in a series of per curiam orders suspending non-essential in person hearings in courts and district courts. During this time, courts have handled essential and non-essential matters with a combination of “in person…

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Ouachita National Forest officials have announced today they are planning to reopen Wolf Pen Gap Off-Highway Vehicle Trail complex located near Mena, Ark., on May 15.  

The developed recreation areas and the Wolf Pen Gap Trail Complex do remain temporarily shutdown at this time according to an announcement made by the US Forest Service on May 1.

If you’re like many people, you may not think about assessing your personal property until one of two things happens: it’s time to renew your vehicle tags, or it’s time to pay property taxes.

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As our community and local businesses face difficult times and a challenging situation, the Waldron News has created an Advertising Matching Partnership that will offer $50,000 worth of matching marketing dollars to local businesses in our surrounding area.

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LITTLE ROCK – Gyms and fitness centers may resume operations on May 4, 2020, under certain guidelines established to protect the health and safety of employees and patrons, Governor Asa Hutchinson announced at his daily press briefing today. Under these guidelines, gyms and fitness centers m…

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In anticipation of ongoing severe weather this evening and into the early morning hours, the Scott County weather shelters are now open. 

As Arkansas approaches the end of April, testing for the COVID-19 has totaled 40,629 yielding 37,560 negative results and 3,069 positive cumulative cases. More than 1,000 Arkansans have recovered and at press 109 hospitalizations were reported with 25 patients on ventilators. There have been…

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Due to the COVID-19 novel coronavirus, the June 2020 event has been canceled. “This has been a very hard decision but with the coronavirus and the restrictions set by our governor, we have no choice. Please everyone stay safe and we hope to see everyone in October,” shared Bill, Linda and Du…

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Governor Asa Hutchinson delivered his State of the State address to the 92nd General Assembly ahead of the fiscal session on Wednesday, April 8, 2020. In order to allow room for sufficient social distancing, the Governor delivered the State of the State address from the Senate Chamber in the…

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The number of presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 novel coronavirus continues to escalate in the state of Arkansas; however, Scott County remains as one of 28 counties whose total number of cases are less than five.