Red Austin

William Carlton “Red” Austin, son of the late Elmer Lee and Ora Harden Austin, was born on November 14, 1925, at the Kedron community north of Rison, and departed this life on January 13, 2015 at Cox Medical Center South in Springfield, Missouri. At the time of his passing he was 89 years, 1 month, and...

Flu Hitting Local High Schools Hard

Woodlawn Schools Sanitized Over Weekend To Help Curb Spread RISON – Local health and school officials are encouraging parents to keep their children at home from school if they begin to show symptoms of having the flu. Gwen Paul, administrator for the Cleveland County Health Unit at Rison, advised...

Kingsland Sewer Department Ends 2014 With Deficit

KINGSLAND – The City of Kingsland may have to look at raising sewer and water rates after the year-end financial numbers showed both city-run departments struggling. That news, plus the announcement that a second pumper truck has been added to the Kingsland Fire Department fleet, was discussed during...

Appleget Selected As New Election Commission Chair

RISON – John Appleget of Rison has been named the new chairman of the Cleveland County Election Commission, succeeding Pete Attwood of Rison, Cleveland County Clerk Jimmy Cummings has announced. Appleget will be joined on the three-person commission by Jerry Spakes of the Bowman Township north of Rison...

Housing Program Gives Homeowners New Start

RISON – Two families in Cleveland County began moving into new homes this past weekend thanks to a low-interest loan program administered through the Warren Housing Authority. The program, called the HOME Investment Partnerships Program, provides federal grant money to either rehabilitate a home to...

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