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Hope Vs De Queen Tonight LIVE

Tune in tonight on SWARK.Today to get your weekly dose of Friday Night Football. Watch the Hope Bobcats take on the De Queen Leopards as they fight for the win. We will be LIVE at 6:45 and the game at 7pm. Experience our live video with audio commentary by Lance...
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Alcohol petition debate

The option to keep Polk County dry or to make it wet is still a contentious subject amongst residents less than two months before the general election, at which point registered Polk County voters can vote “For” or “Against” the measure. After a petition was circulated...
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DQ man sentenced for 2019 wreck fatal to two locals

The De Queen man involved in a 2019 fatal wreck has been sentenced to 50 years in prison. Hugo Hernandez, 25, was recently sentenced in Sevier County Circuit Court on two counts of negligent homicide and a single count of felony battery. The homicide charges carried a sentence of 20...

HoCo livestock judge and fair royalty

Brian Kuntz of the Animal Science Division of the University of Arkansas served as livestock judge during the 2022 Howard County Fair & Livestock Show. Kuntz is pictured here during a break in judging with fair royalty (from left) Miss Pre-Teen Howard County Abigale Webb; Howard County Fair Queen Hallie Caldwell; and Howard County Miss Teen Macy McCamack.

Outlaws host Cougars; Hornets host Gators; Rattlers travel to Poyen

This week, the Dierks Outlaws will host Lafayette County at the Holler for Homecoming. This year’s Homecoming Queen is Emma Gilbert and her Maid of Honor is Kyndall Turner. The other senior court members include football maid Caleigh Manning and the senior class maid is Jenna Bray. Junior homecoming...

Special Dierks Lake youth deer hunt announced

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is taking applications from youth hunters who would like to participate in a special modern gun deer hunt Nov. 5 and 6 at Dierks Lake. Four permits will be issued to hunters ages 6-15. Applicants must submit a completed application form by Oct.15. Application forms may be picked up at the USACE Dierks Lake Project Office at 246 Jefferson Ridge Road, Dierks, Arkansas or by calling 870-286-2346.

Dierks Athletic Booster Club presents the Outlaw Buckout and Barrel Run this Saturday

The Dierks Outlaw Athletic Booster Club will present the Outlaw Buckout and Barrel Run this Saturday, September 24th at the Dierks City Park Arena. Chase Quinn is the president of the Dierks Outlaw Athletic Booster Club and he said the club wanted to do something for the community and he felt like a fundraiser would be a good ideal and benefit the Outlaw athletic programs.

Woman’s body found inside burning residence

Mena police and fire officials have requested the Arkansas State Police to investigate the death of a woman whose body was found inside a residence on Saturday, September 17th. The Mena Fire Department responded to the report of a residential fire at 407 1st Street about 1 PM. While attempting...

Mena Police Reports

Heath Spencer, 25, was served with a warrant after a traffic stop on 10th Street. Bradley Verba, 25, was served with a warrant after a traffic stop on Pine Avenue. A report of theft was taken from Walmart. A report of theft was taken from Walmart. A report of theft...

Have You Seen The Huge Hotel Hochatown Rental Cabin In Broken Bow?

We work hard all day to earn a paycheck and at the same time rack up some PTO time. When it comes to burning that PTO time, you need to head north on Hwy. 259 to Broken Bow, Oklahoma, and book a stay at 'The Hotel Hochatown'. Now even if you can't manage to use a full week of PTO time, but can only take a few days, like a long three or four-day weekend, from the looks of 'The Hotel Hochatown', this place is worth it and it could quite possibly have you extending that three or four day weekend to a full week or longer!

UA Cossatot Celebrates the Grand Opening of the Old Lockesburg Middle School

UA Cossatot hosted an open house on Thursday, September 15, to showcase Phase I completion of the old Lockesburg Middle School restoration project. Visitors toured the Blue Darter Museum, the Community Room, and six classrooms. Dr. Steve Cole, Chancellor of UA Cossatot, was on hand to answer questions about the project and the future plans for the updated facility. New to Lockesburg will be a nursing medical simulation lab and plenty of new classroom space to offer new training and programs.

Howard County Library offering computer class this Saturday

The Howard County Public Library is offering an introduction to computers class, entitled ‘understanding computers just enough to get by’. The class will be this Saturday from 11 am to 2 pm. Howard County librarian Julio Fuentes said this class will give you some basic background information. There...

Mineral Springs man arrested following traffic stop

Howard County Sheriff’s deputies say a traffic stop on Highway 355 has led to the arrest of a Mineral Springs resident. A 43-year-old black male, Ronald Alexander was arrested earlier this month by deputies Jake Eudy and Colt Kuykednall. Police reports said the deputies observed a vehicle, driven by Alexander, traveling nearly 20 miles per hour over the posted speed limit. In addition to the speeding, deputies say they also observed Alexander’s vehicle cross the center line twice. During the traffic stop, deputies say they also observed a firearm in the vehicle’s passenger seat. Authorities say they confirmed that Alexander was a convicted felon and placed him under arrest. During the process, deputies say Alexander indicated there was marijuana inside the vehicle, which led deputies to conduct a search and recovered three bags, containing suspected marijuana, from the vehicle’s console, along with a set of digital scales.

Howard County Judge – Elect presides over September Quorum Court meeting

Howard County Judge Kevin Smith did not attend the September Quorum Court meeting. Office of Emergency Services coordinator Cecil McGee informed the JPs that Smith was on vacation and that Judge Smith had asked him to preside over the meeting. JPs researched the recommended protocol concerning who would preside over...

Willie's Always On My Mind!

Willie’s ALWAYS ON MY MIND Cabin in Broken Bow, OK is a Family Fun DREAM! It’s PERFECT for that multi-family vacation. Located peacefully at the end of a cul-de-sac and nestled on 1 acre in the towering pines of Ouachita National Forest, close to Beavers Bend State Park and Broken Bow Lake, Willie’s Always On My Mind is a spectacular private cabin offering an unforgettable family getaway with activities for the whole family! Bring your loved ones and enjoy all that Broken Bow and Hochatown have to offer while we provide the hot tub, fire pit, tetherball, carpetball, play tee pee fort, hammock, arcade room, and playset for the kids. This incredible 2,788 square foot cabin is a one-of-a-kind retreat, customized for that perfected down-home country feel with a great industrial style ambiance perfect for country music fans young and young at heart!

Results from the 3-2A conference

The comeback kids were at it again this week, as the Dierks Outlaws came from behind to defeat Conway Christian 46-29. Conway Christian scored on their opening drive to go up 7 to nothing and then scored their second touchdown following an Outlaw turnover to lead 13-0 early in the ballgame.

Nashville Fire Chief guest speaker of Nashville Rotary Club

Wednesday, Nashville Fire Marshall and Fire Chief, Justin Thornton was the guest the Nashville Rotary Club meeting. Thronton is also the president of the Howard County Fire Chiefs Association. Thornton reported the department has been working on lower the city’s ISO rating for the past several years and they...

Howard County Fair entertainer

Singer/guitarist Alley Heaston of Murfreesboro prepares to take the Howard County Fair Stage last week to open the nightly music presented at the fair. Other featured acts at the fair included Outlaws & Law Dawgs, Pike 6 and Phillip Young.