Canadian Firm Buying Treated Materials

Stella-Jones Looks To Expand Markets for Treated Poles Made at Rison RISON – Bill Randle, president of Treated Materials, Inc., announced Monday the pending sale of the company’s Rison operations to Stella-Jones, a Canadian-based corporation that specializes in making pressure treated wood...

Don, Mary Wilson Have Deep Roots in Farming

STAVES – Just what does it mean to farm? Farming is the act of growing crops and/or the rearing of livestock. Learning the ways of the farm begin at an early age, especially when it is part of the family business. That description perfectly fits with Don Carl Wilson, the patriarch of the 2015 Cleveland...

More Construction Underway in Rison

RISON – Construction on Taylor Shay’s Florist, Home Decor and More in downtown Rison began in earnest this week as the walls and roof trusses went up on the new building located at Main and Third Streets in Rison. This new construction comes on the heels of Gateway Bank’s grand opening last Friday...

Local Community Development Plans Emerge

RISON – Groups from Rison, New Edinburg and Woodlawn began formulating community development objectives they would like to achieve within the next 30 days during the Kickstart Cleveland County Community Development Initiative meeting held last Thursday at the Hall-Morgan Veterans Building in Rison. Dr....

Westerman Says D.C. Has Wrong Focus

Freshman Says Congress Ignores Nation’s Most Pressing Problems NEW EDINBURG – Congressman Bruce Westerman (R-Hot Springs) referred to Scripture when describing what he has learned about national politics since arriving in Washington D.C. in January to represent the Fourth District of Arkansas. “You...

County Seeking Disaster Declaration After Flooding

RISON – Cleveland County Judge Gary Spears said he will ask the state to declare Cleveland County a disaster area following heavy downpours over the Independence Day weekend that caused heavy damage to roads in the southern part of the county. Spears said that he had local reports of anywhere from 5 to...

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