Mrs. Alma “Jean” Johnson Irvan, age 83, resident of Waxahachie, Texas, gained her angel wings on Monday, September 13, 2021, in Waxahachie after a short illness. She was born to Magnus and Bernice Dickson Johnson on December 18, 1937, in Horatio, Arkansas.  

David A. Smith, age 68, of Arkadelphia, passed away Sunday, September 12, 2021. He was born April 15, 1953, in DeQueen, Arkansas to the late Harold and Zella Mae Allen Smith. David attended Gillham High School and graduated in 1972 as class Salutatorian. He graduated from Henderson State Uni…

Mrs. Robbie Geraldine Purtell Rogers, age 67, resident of Horatio, Arkansas, passed from this life on Monday, September 13, 2021, at her home.   

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas legislators continue to support a statewide expansion of broadband service as quickly as possible, especially in areas where there is no Internet at all and in places where the technology is obsolete.