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The 2019 SCOTT COUNTY FAIR concluded Saturday, Sept. 7 with a Midway of rides provided by Weigh Tech and STI Cems Services.  Additional fair photos may be found on page 8. (Photo by Elizabeth Horn)

The following individuals were listed on the 15th Judicial Circuit Division 1 court docket for Pre-Trial on Tuesday, Sept. 3, at 9:30 a.m. in the Scott County Courthouse.

Our school, Waldron School District, receives federal funds for Title I, Part A programs. Throughout the school year, we will be providing you with important information about this law as it relates to your child’s education. This letter lets you know about your right to request information …

Students and Employees of the Waldron School District may take the following steps for filing, processing and resolving discrimination complaints, including those concerning Title VI, Section 601, Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX, Section 901, Educational Amendments of 1972, and Section 50…

Governor Asa Hutchinson issued Executive Order 19-12 on August 28, 2019 to establish the Arkansas Complete Count Committee to promote statewide participation in the 2020 Census. The Arkansas Complete Count Committee will consist of 30 volunteer members appointed by the Governor from state, m…

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Arkansas school districts including districts within the Arkansas River Valley and Scott Coutny are taking precautions to a threat made against an unknown school in the state of Arkansas on Thursday, August 29.  

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Senator Terry Rice of  West Central Arkansas, was awarded the 2019 Statesman Award by Family Council Action Committee. Senator Rice received the award for making an A on the 2019 Family Council Action Committee legislative report card. Recipients of this award are recognized for their votes …

The Family Council Action Committee released its legislative report card for the 2019 Arkansas General Assembly. The report card scored 25 bills in the Arkansas House and Senate. Bills ranged from right-to-life, education, marijuana, religious liberty, and other issues. Lawmakers earned lett…

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Fr. Raj was born into a traditional Catholic family in Andhra Pradesh, India. The home consisted of his father, who worked at the local irrigation department, while his mother took care of three sons and their home. It was his mother’s deep devotion to the faith that inspired his spiritual life.

The regular monthly meeting of the Waldron School Board was held in the Central Office Building Monday, August 12, 2019; at 6:30 p.m. Board members present were Steve Ewing, Tammye Sherrill, Angela Hunsucker, and Christi Johnston. Board member Regina Oliver was not present at the meeting.  O…

Pickin’ in the Round will now be held each first and third Thursday from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM at “The Hall” located on 264 S. Main Street, Waldron, AR next to Nook & Cranny. Pickin’ in the Round is a family environment with no cover charge. Music will be played round-robin style. You ar…

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.