Big Red Mini Storage Warehouse will hold an auction on units number 21, 25, and 54 on March 6 at 9:00 a.m. 


Public Notice

The Portland Waterworks is a public water system subject to regulation under the federal Safe Drinking Water Act. Those regulations require the notification of customers whenever a violation occurs, and is the basis for this notice.

The annual average of quarterly samples of the level of total trihalomethanes, a disinfection by-product, in the water exceeded the maximum contaminant level of 80 parts per billion for the period from October 2020 through December 2020. The average level in your water for site # 018YD015 this period was 94 ppb.

 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency sets national standards for drinking water and has established the maximum level for Total Trihalomethanes at 80 micrograms per liter. Trihalomethanes are a group of by-product chemicals which are formed by the use of chlorine in the treatment of drinking water. Disinfectants, such as chlorine, react with naturally occurring organic and inorganic matter present in water to form chemicals called disinfection byproducts (DBPs). EPA has determined that a number of DBPs are a health concern at certain levels of exposure.

Some people who drink water containing trihalomethanes in excess of the MCL over many years may experience problems with their liver, kidneys, or central nervous system, and may have and an increased risk of getting cancer. EPA has set standards to limit exposure to trihalomethanes, haloacetic acids, and other DBPs.

The Arkansas Department of Health has advised the water system that there is no immediate health risk from consuming the water. Failure to meet this requirement does not mean that the water is unsafe or that alternate sources of water should be used.

The water system has relocated sample site to a more used location, old site was on a dead end line. 

Should you have any questions concerning this notice, contact the water system at 870-737-2873 or the Engineering Section of the Department of Health at 501-661-2623. 

Information on drinking water can be obtained from the Engineering Section at 501-661-2623 and on the health effects of Trihalomethanes for the Epidemiology Section at 501-280-4186.


In The Circuit Court

Of Ashley County, Arkansas

Probate Division

In The Matter Of The Estate Of Flora Scarlet Johnson, Deceased


Notice Of Appointment

Of Co-Administrators And Notice To Creditors

Last Known Address Of Decedent:

Date Of Death: January 12, 2021

David Johnson and Pamela Dickson was appointed as Co-Administrators of the Estate of Flora Scarlet Johnson on this 23rd day of February 2021.

All persons having claims against the estate must exhibit them duly verified, to the undersigned, with in three (3) months from the date of the first publication of this notice, or they shall be forever barred and precluded from any benefit in the estate. Provided however, that claims for injury or death caused by the negligence of the decedent, shall be filed within six (6) months from the date of the first publication of this notice, or they shall be forever barred and precluded from any benefit in such estate.

This Notice first published this 3 day of March, 2021.

Respectfully submitted, 

Byrd Law Firm, “P. A.” Attorneys for the Estate of Flora Scarlet Johnson, Deceased

By: John Richard Byrd, Sr. 

P.O. Drawer 270

Hamburg, Arkansas 71646 

(870) 853-8225

Arkansas Bar Number: 82027