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...

‘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...

Lady Bears Scratch Out 4-0 Win Over Rison

WOODLAWN – The Woodlawn Lady Bears cashed in on most of their scoring opportunity as they scratched out a 4-0 victory over the Rison Lady Wildcats in a clash of cross-county rivals last Friday afternoon at Woodlawn. The Lady Bears improved to 4-0 in league playand 13-0 overall while the Lady ‘Cats...

Storm Knocks Out Power, Cancels Woodlawn Classes

RISON -  A severe thunderstorm that passed through Cleveland  County late Thursday night and early Friday morning knocked out power, toppled trees and did some minor structural damage, local authorities reported. Cleveland County Judge Gary Spears said the hardest hit areas seemed to be west and north of a...

Homesteading Conference Draws Statewide Visitors

RISON – Organizers of the South Arkansas Homesteading Conference held this past Saturday at the Pioneer Village in Rison say the conference can become an annual event that could attract people from the across the state. An estimated about 150 to 175 people from 18 different counties attended the...

Homesteading Event Drawing Interest From Across Region

RISON – Several out-of-town visitors are expected to make their way to Rison this Saturday for the first South Arkansas Homesteading Conference to be held at the Pioneer Village in Rison. The conference is a collaborative effort between the University of Arkansas’ Cooperative Extension Service and...

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