Caddo Gap, AR

Area volunteer fire departments receive Wildfire Suppression Kits

The Rural Fire Protection program, managed by the Arkansas Department of Agriculture’s Forestry Division, received $279,562.45 as part of the 2021 Volunteer Fire Assistance Grant from the United States Forest Service to purchase and distribute 87 Wildfire Suppression Kits to rural volunteer fire departments. The kits include equipment and gear necessary for the safe suppression of wildfires. In southwest Arkansas, fire departments who received the kits include Kirby, Washington, De Queen, Arden, and Winthrop.

This "Triple Zero" American diamond is so perfect that most jewelers will never see one in their lifetime

Photo by Gemsphoto; Wikimedia Commons; CC-BY-SA-3.0 Some diamonds are considered to be one in a billion. The Strawn-Wagner diamond is one of them. The Strawn-Wagner diamond is an internally flawless and colorless diamond that is rated triple zero according to the American Gem Society (AGS). It is also considered to be the world's perfect diamond.

Postal Service suspends operations at Murfreesboro Post Office

The United States Postal Service has announced a temporary suspension of operations for the Murfreesboro Post Office. Yesterday’s announcement cited a bat infestation as the reason for the closure. Officials said there are no identified health risks to employees or the public and the move was made as a precautionary measure. The process to remove the bats and relocate them to another area is expected to take a few weeks. While that process is ongoing, the postal services will be relocated to the Murfreesboro City Hall and Water Department at 204 East Main. Hours of operation will be Monday through Friday from 8:30 to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. There will be no postal services provided on Saturday or Sunday.

Three DHS students attend REA Youth Tour of Washington D.C.

Three Dierks High School seniors were among a delegation of students from Arkansas who have been participating in the 2022 Arkansas Electric Cooperatives Youth Tour of Washington, D.C. The students from Howard County included Jenna Bray, Mackay Smith, and Jayda Young. Tour participants are selected by the state’s 17 electric...

Obituary: Eupha Agnes Womack Watson of Murfreesboro

Eupha Agnes Womack Watson, age 90 of Murfreesboro, Ark., passed away on Sunday, June 19, 2022, at her home. She was born Jan. 30, 1932 in Rosboro, Ark., the daughter of the late Joel and Ola Anderson Womack. Mrs. Watson was a member of the Mineral Springs Church of Christ....

Non-partisan Civic Information Meeting to be Held

Non-partisan civic information meeting: for rural voters in the Okolona and Antoine areas, plus anyone else interested in learning about how to vote, register, learn about candidates and issues, and how to network that information to your friends, family and neighbors. Hosted by Cyndi Moorman, co-founder of the rural education...

You Could Own A Piece Of Bismarck High School History

I'm not sure if this would fit your man cave or garage but it would certainly fit in your shop. The longtime Bismarck High School Demon marquee is currently up for bids on a silent auction. You may recall a new Bismarck High School marquee was put in place by...

Pike County’s quest to be ‘wet’ falling behind

Having fallen behind their progress goals to this point, the group Vote Pike County Arkansas Wet (VPCAW) will be having their second mail-out this week. Unlike the first effort earlier this year, all registered voters of the county will receive a pair of cards in the mail this time around.

Bismarck School Board Blasted At Recent School Board Meeting

The Bismarck Public School Board held its latest meeting on Monday, June 13th and it had plenty of fireworks before the 4th of July. It all started with former Bismarck High hockey coach and concerned citizen Brad Miller speaking about his concerns over the board's conduct over the last year. He believes an independent 3rd party needs to come in and evaluate the Superintendent's report and review the conduct of the board. He doesn't think they're prevailing truthful information to the public.

Dierks High School Sports Awards

7-2A All-District: Konnor Shelton, Kohl Kersey, Jacob Moore, Braxton Claborn, Eli Sharp, Jacob Sims, Sawyer Stapp, Mackay Smith, Andrew Hill, Rustin Simmons, Trey Hopkins, Kason Jewell. 7-2A All-District Honorable Mention: Landon Mounts, Hayden Stephens. 7-2A Outstanding Offensive Lineman: Kohl Kersey. 7-2A Outstanding Quarterback: Braxton Claborn. 7-2A Outstanding Defensive Back: Braxton...