World Health Organization: WHO


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) COVID-19 Section


Oklahoma State Department of Health COVID-19 SECTION



Fort Smith and River Valley Hotline (staffed by Baptist Health/Mercy)   479-289-6508 hotline 7 days a week, 8-8


Local Information on Covid-19 and help:  dial 2-1-1 


For children (staffed by Arkansas Children’s Hospital): 1-800-743-3616.


For adults (staffed by UAMS): 1-800-632-4502.


Contact for the Arkansas Department of Health 1-800-803-7847 or 501-661-2136



DWS website:


To file your claim online in Arkansas, visit the DWS EZARC page:


To file your claim in Oklahoma, visit the Oklahoma Employee Security Commission page


Business assistance

AEDC contact

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 501-682-1121 or toll-free: 1-800-ARKANSAS


OK benefits:



COVID-19 Myths


An Employer’s Guide: Ten Considerations to Support Your Workforce: 


COVID-19 and Paid Leave: Three Scenarios to Plan For:


Oklahoma City Health Department Guidelines


Hello, this is Race Riley on KISR 93.7 FM.  I have lived in this area since after birth and I call Van Buren Pointer Country my hometown. I have been listening to KISR ever since I was a kid.  The most memorable of weather events, by the way, I'm a Broadcast Meteorology Major, was the April 21st, 1996 Fort Smith/Van Buren Tornado.

My parents always listened to KISR when I was a kid and mainly because me and my little brother always wanted to listen to it (especially for me because when I'd hear the KISR Weather Bed, I'd crank it up LOUD and still do during LIVE & LOCAL weather coverage!) and I always told my parents when I was a kid that I would one day work for KISR and now, here I am.  This is not only looked at as my job but, it too, is my hobby and my absolute favorite.