CCSD Classified Staff Gets Pay Raise

Johnson Visits State Education Dept. To Clear Up ‘Collateralization’ Banking Issue RISON – The Cleveland County School Board unanimously approved giving all classified staff a $200 pay raise plus adding another “step” to the classified pay schedule. Meanwhile, Superintendent Johnnie Johnson...

Westerman Lists ‘Obamacare’ As Top Priority in Congress

STAVES – Bruce Westerman of Hot Springs, a Republican candidate for the Fourth District of Congress, isn’t a big fan of the Affordable Care Act – more commonly referred to as “Obamacare” – but he still has to talk about it ‘on the campaign trail. “It’s not something I like to...

Woodlawn Board Approves $45,000 In Various Bids

WOODLAWN – The Woodlawn School Board approved various bids totaling more than $45,000 for campus improvements and equipment during the board’s regular monthly meeting Monday night. In addition, the board also began the discussion of perhaps someday having the road running behind the elementary and...

‘World Traveller’ Pedals His Way Through County

RISON – The usual bunch that gathers at the Rison One Stop each morning for breakfast ended up having a world traveller join them last Thursday morning when “Charlie,” an Englishmen who is traveling across the U.S. by bicycle, stopped in for a breakfast biscuit. “They usually see this (his...

Frances Smith

Frances A. Smith, 79, of Warren, died Friday, April 11, 2014, at the St. Vincent’s Infirmary in Little Rock. Born August 13, 1934, at Brown, Oklahoma, she was a daughter of the late John Dewey Burr and Florence Evelyn Stintson Burr. She was retired from LaDonna’s Sports Ware and a member of the Church of...

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