Are you ready for some Christmas music? B99.5 will broadcast all Christmas music and programming each weekday from one to five p.m. through December 23rd. This service is provided by Southwest Ivan Smith Furniture.
Our continual Christmas music begins at 10 a.m. Christmas eve...and will end at midnight Christmas night.
Southwest Arkansas Radio will be closed on Christmas, December 25th and Friday, December 26th. Merry Christmas!
Pike County Judge Don Baker will retire at the end of the year, after serving in that position for 18 years. Baker is proud of the work he and the county has done, especially to improve the county roads and bridges. He says he will miss the people the most. Baker said he had an enjoyable time as county judge and serving the people of Pike County. The quorum court presented him with a plaque of appreciation during their last meeting of the year on Monday, December 16. Other outgoing J.P.'s that received awards included Donnie Reid, Jerry Kizzia, and James Terrell. Other retiring county employees include Circuit Clerk Donna White and the County Judge's secretary, Betty Woodley.
The City of Nashville Employee Christmas Lunch took place on Friday. Mayor Billy Ray Jones and other city department directors selected or held voting for employee of the year awards. City Clerk Liz McDaniel is retiring after working for 24 years. The Mayor recognized Finance Director Jimmy Dale as his employee of the year. The Nashville Police Department Officer of the Year is Clint Tedford. He has been with the department for 14 and a half years. Others recognized included Nashville Park Maintenance Supervisor Junior Witherspoon and Steve Rhodes, public works. Russell Sparks received the fireman of the year award.