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Dirt Bike ‘Hare Scramble’ Set For June 26-27 Near Woodlawn

RISON – Cleveland County will be hosting its first-ever Arkansas Hare Scramble Championship Series (AHSCS) dirt bike event on Saturday and Sunday, June 26-27, at the end of Wooley Road east of the Woodlawn School campus. Practice will be held (weather permitting) on half of the track from 1 to...
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Lawson To Hold Barn Quilt Workshop in July at Rison

RISON – Barn quilts aren’t just for barns anymore. That’s the message that the Delta to the Timbers Barn Quilt Trail hopes to get across for a barn quilt workshop it will hold next month in Rison as the trail looks to expand the number of barn quilts in Cleveland County.
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Tapping solar energy growing among farms

Use of solar energy, net metering and grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture have shown significant benefits for a Cleveland County poultry grower, said Yi Liang, associate professor-biological and agricultural engineering. "Poultry farming is an energy-intensive business, with gas and electricity as major expenses," said Liang, who works as...
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County Sees COVID Cases Increase By 12

RISON – For the third consecutive week, the number of new COVID-19 coronavirus cases in Cleveland County has risen. Cleveland County Health Officer Dr. Mark Attwood reported Tuesday night that an additional 12 new cases of COVD-19 have been identified in the county for the week of Wednesday, June 9, through Tuesday, June 15.
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CCSB To Meet Tuesday To Decide Zone 1 Appointee

RISON – Sheila Towery of the New Edinburg area and Kingsland Mayor Luke Neal have submitted their names to the Cleveland County School Board to be considered for the vacant Zone 1 seat on the seven-member board. The school board decided during its regular monthly meeting Monday night to have...
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CCSD To Finish Better Than Expected

RISON – Superintendent Craig Dupuy told the Cleveland County School Board during its regular monthly meeting Monday night that he expects the district’s general fund to finish with a better balance than originally expected at the start of the fiscal year. Meanwhile, Harrell Wilson was re-elected as school board president...
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Howard Gavin

Thomas Howard Gavin, 90, passed away on June 14, 2021, at his home. He was born in Herbine, AR, on September 1, 1930 to Victor Lynn Gavin and Jane Carr Gavin. On September 27, 1962, he married Joan Mercer Gavin, who passed away on March 26, 2010. Howard was a...
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EASI Responds to Ambulance Proposal

RISON – Emergency Ambulance Service, Inc. (EASI) estimated it could cost between $20,000 to $26,000 per month in subsidies should the county’s ambulance service contractor establish a second ambulance station inside the county. That was the response from EASI CEO Josh Bishop regarding a proposal to add a second ambulance...
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Five Juveniles Face Burglary Charges for Rison Break-Ins

RISON – Five juveniles ranging in age from 12 to 16 are being charged for their our alleged involvement four break-ins throughout Downtown Rison during the early hours of Friday, June 4, Chief Deputy Gary Young of the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Department reported. According to Young, at 2:49 a.m. the...
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Ten New COVID Cases in County; Breaks 1,000 Mark

RISON – Cleveland County Health Officer Dr. Mark Attwood reported Tuesday evening that there have been 10 new cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus reported in county over the past seven days, marking the first time for the number of new cases to reach double digits since early March. After seeing...
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Rufus T. Buie

Rufus Thomas Buie, 80, of Rison, Arkansas, departed this life on June 7, 2021 following a lengthy illness. He was born February 9, 1941, in Little Rock, Arkansas to Rufus Thomas and Ruth Marks Buie. Following four years of high school football in Rison, Arkansas he was named a captain...
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Jesse Leopard

Jesse Doyle Leopard departed this earthly dwelling to live with Jesus on June 3, 2021. Jesse was born, the youngest of Julius Jackson Leopard and Lucy Mae Lunsford Leopard, in Rison (Cleveland County), Arkansas on August 24, 1942. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Joy; a son,...
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Flooding Closes Local Roads; Washes Car From Highway

RISON – Flood waters swept one car off a highway in eastern Cleveland County Tuesday morning while some highways were temporarily closed due to high water from persistent periods of heavy rains Monday and Tuesday. Cleveland County Sheriff Department Deputy Trey Gerard and other volunteers helped rescue a Woodlawn couple...
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Solar proving a good investment for poultry farms

FAYETTEVILLE — Use of solar energy, net metering and grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture have shown significant benefits for a Cleveland County poultry grower, said Yi Liang, associate professor-biological and agricultural engineering. “Poultry farming is an energy-intensive business, with gas and electricity as major expenses,” said Liang, who...
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New Veterans Park Display Honors Branches of Service

RISON – Local veterans from the five branches of the U.S. Armed Forces raised the flag of their respective branches during a flag pole dedication ceremony held by the Cleveland County Veterans Association last Thursday, May 27, at Veterans Park in Rison. More than two dozen people were on hand...
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Woodlawn School District Has Nine Retiring

WOODLAWN – When students return to Woodlawn School in August, they will be seeing a lot of new faces on campus. On Tuesday morning, teachers and staff from both Woodlawn Elementary and Woodlawn High School gathered inside the cafeteria to formally send off nine staff members who are retiring at the close of this school year.
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Lea Leaves Board; CCSD Makes Hires

RISON – The Zone 1 seat on the Cleveland County School Board is officially vacant after the school board formally accepted the resignation of Mike Lea during a special called meeting last Wednesday night, May 27, Superintendent Craig Dupuy reported. Meanwhile, the board approved the hiring of Hannah Terry as...
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Dollar Addresses Road Closure To Group

RISON – Rison Mayor Vernon Dollar told an overflow crowd at the Rison City Council chambers Tuesday night that he hopes to have a washout along Sadler Road repaired later this week. About a dozen residents crowded inside the council chambers during the Rison City Council’s regular monthly Tuesday night...
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County Sees Spike In COVID Cases

RISON – An uptick in new COVID-19 coronavirus cases over the past week prompted the Woodlawn School District to cancel the few remaining semester tests it had this week and remain virtual-only for those students who were already on virtual instruction. Cleveland County Health Officer Dr. Mark Attwood said the...
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Kickstart Groups Resuming Events This Summer, Fall

RISON – After a year without many local festivities, some of the community groups that make up the Kickstart Cleveland County Community Development Initiative revealed plans last week to create new events or resume old ones this summer and into the fall. Meanwhile, a new group, the Delta to the...