PSA: INVITATION TO BID | City of Osceola

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bidInvite
The City of Osceola will receive sealed bids for repairs caused by fire to the roof of the historic "WPA Post Office" located at 316 W. Hale, Osceola, AR.  Sealed bids will be received at the office of the Mayor, located at 303 W. Hale, until 10:00 am on Thursday, October 17, 2019.  At that time all bids will be opened and read aloud.  The City reserves the right to increase...

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Written by J Stark (editor)

One step forward and 28 years back

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It should come as no surprise that a special Osceola City Council session was called for Friday afternoon. Doing business above board and open to the public’s view has its drawbacks. The occasional interruption of pre-weekend festivities being just one.

The lease, sub-lease, rent-to-own business involving the Fruit, Osceola Indust… whatever you want to call it, building appears to be over and...

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The Silent Witness Project (PSA)

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Silent Witness Project 2019The Haven of Northeast Arkansas In Conjunction with The City of Osceola
Presents:

The Silent Witness Project


The Silent Witness Project was created for the state of Arkansas in 1997 and consists of life-sized plywood silhouettes painted red and black. Each silhouette represents victims whose lives were taken by domestic violence for the previous year and tells the victims’ names and tragic...

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Grant Award Secures the Completion of Osceola’s “Coston Fine Arts Center”

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AftCoston 3er years of hard work, planning, and more hard work the municipal project, which is now known as the “Coston Fine Arts Center” appears to be coming to fruition.

“It is a pleasure to announce the awarding of $234,789 in grants for revitalization of the Coston building in downtown Osceola. I deeply appreciate the personal dedication shown by Jane Stanford, Mississippi County Historical and...

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Written by J Stark (editor)

1112 West Hale Fire

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54463171 840695542945776 2634157262871986176 oThe home of former Osceola City Councilmember Dot Pollock at 1112 West Hale, Osceola was completely destroyed by fire on Saturday, March 23rd. At the time of publishing, the cause of the fire has not been determined. Arson has not been ruled out. It has been confirmed that state authorities are in communication with at least one municipal...

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Written by J Stark (editor)

Rotting Fruit Deal is Dead

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The Smell of Corruption

It came as a shock to many Osceola business owners and OML&P ratepayers that a deal had been struck to sell the municipally owned property commonly known as the "Fruit Building". The deal first became public in a hurried special called City of Osceola Council meeting in which the Mayor made an opening statement followed by his son, Ken Kennemore of Kennemore Insurance and Real Estate presenting...