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Friday, November 22, 2019

There were no emergencies reported in the Cliff’s this week, nor death, for which we are grateful. However, for the last few weeks we have had several deaths that have caused us to pause and share our sympathy, prayers and love with each family. 

Thursday, November 14, 2019
Monday, November 04, 2019
Thursday, October 24, 2019

Twenty-five Cossatot River High School senior choir members traveled to Lakeside High School on Saturday Oct. 12, to audition for the South Arkansas All-Region Choir. A total of 833 students from 43 different high schools auditioned for the spots in the prestigious choir. Cossatot River had …

Monday, October 14, 2019
Friday, October 11, 2019
Friday, October 04, 2019

As most of us know, Archery Hunting Season opened Saturday Sept. 28. Marcus Rosson, 16, of Gillham, killed his first ever deer with a bow Saturday evening. He is one proud young man!  His Mama is pretty proud, too.  

Hey Y’all it’s Fall and Halloween is just around the corner. Do you know where Halloween comes from? It orginated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain over 2,000 years ago, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts. In the eighth century, Pope Gregory III d…

Thursday, September 19, 2019

On Saturday, Sept. 14, Reva Kitchens of Gillham reported: What an eventful day! Coming together with old acquaintances while making new.  Along with five of my grandchildren by my side; Emma, Milo, Kayla, Cole, and Jayden,  we all arrived ready to tackle the Gillham Lake Clean Up Day.  

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

The Watkins Family Reunion was held on Saturday, Sept. 7 at the Cossatot Reefs.  Cindy Riley of Gillham stated it was a two-day affair. There were 125 that  attended. The oldest to attend was 80-year-old Carol Watkins. The farthest traveled was from Carlsbad New Mexico. There was a band that…

The agriculture industry is a top economic driver for our state. Having input from those in a variety of agri-businesses and production operations is vital to crafting legislation that meets the needs of our producers. That’s why I visit annually with farmers, ranchers and industry stakehold…

LITTLE ROCK – The U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue, made his third official visit to Arkansas this week, and today I’m going to discuss the Shared Stewardship agreement we signed during his visit.

Wednesday, September 04, 2019

LITTLE ROCK – Today I’d like to talk about the importance of participating in the U.S. Census and about the ways we are already preparing for Census Day, which is April 1, 2020.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

It was a roaring good time at Remington Winer’s 9th birthday party held in Grannis on Aug. 24. He shared the day celebrating his grandparents, Rodger and Pam Robbins, new place for Mountain Springs Youth Camp (New Song).

The De Queen Library is gearing up for Banned Book Week beginning Sept. 22-28. Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. It spotlights current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools. It brings together the entire book community — libraria…

Arkansas recently set a new record low for unemployment. The unemployment rate for July was 3.4 percent, breaking the previous record of 3.5 percent last month. There are 19,200 more jobs in our state than this time last year.

LITTLE ROCK – Last year 426 Arkansas residents died from a drug overdose, according to death certificates filed with the state Health Department. That is an increase in fatal drug overdoses from 2017, when 417 people in Arkansas died from drugs.

Students across the state are back in class for the 2019-2020 school year. As administrators, teachers and pupils begin diving into new lesson plans and formulating goals and objectives to work toward this year, we are all excited for what the future holds.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Wednesday, August 07, 2019
Monday, July 08, 2019

Arkansas is home to more than 600,000 acres of lakes and more than 90,000 miles of rivers, streams, and creeks. As this is a popular time of the year for Arkansans to enjoy the waterways, we wanted to highlight boating safety in the state.

LITTLE ROCK – State officials announced that school nurses will be provided with kits containing naloxone nasal spray, which helps keep alive people alive when they have overdosed on painkillers known as opioids.

There were no emergencies reported in the Cliffs this week. Everyone seems to be up and about taking care of each other. I saw Chrissy and Jason Spigner out on a mission this week, and getting in a healthy walk.

Monday, July 01, 2019

The Gillham High School Alumni are preparing for their end of the month reunion on Saturday, June 29. Doors will be open from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. There will be a lunch served for $10 a plate, a cake walk and the quilt raffle. You can see a photo of the quilt on Reva Kitchen’s Facebook page. 

Monday, June 24, 2019

Happy belated Father’s Day to all fathers. I hope you all had a great day on Sunday and that your sons and daughters showed you great tribute. I hope that you are all inspired to be there for your families, especially your boys. My heart’s desire is that they will grow up with confidence, kn…

Monday, June 17, 2019

The Karen Whisenhunt Chicken Dinner and Silent Auction Benefit held Saturday, June 8, raised around $7,800. It was reported over 100 dinners were purchased and over 60 people stayed for the auction! There were so many items donated for auction, I could not begin to count them. The crowd was …