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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 04.03.2020
Osceola, Ark.


A letter from the Chief:

As of April 1, 2020, I started my new position as Fire Chief for the City of Osceola. I am very humbled and thankful for the opportunity to lead this great department in its future endeavors. None of this would be possible without the help and support of all the members of the OFD. We have a very talented and close-knit group of hardworking firefighters, who I believe can accomplish any task thrown their way.

PeterHillAs with any new transition, other promotions are also made.

I would like to recognize the following firefighters:

Jason Garey has been promoted to Asst. Chief. I am looking forward to working alongside Jason on all fire department matters, including his diligent work on acquiring grants for the city and the OFD. Jason will run the "C" shift.

Ray Williams, our longest-serving firefighter, is Captain of the "B" shift. Ray will also be our " go-to guy" for all administrative functions of the OFD.

Bud Gore has moved up the Captain of the "A" shift and has also taken over the duties as the Training Officer. Bud has really excelled at building and promoting our Rope and Technical Rescue capabilities here at the OFD.

To all the other officers, drivers, and firefighters with the OFD, I thank you again for all your hard work and support and look forward to accomplishing all our goals. Our mission together should be to make all those who came before us proud of how their department is progressing, and continue t strive to provide the best services possible to the citizens of this great City.

Thank you,

Peter Hill

On behalf of the City of Osceola, I want to thank all of you for your diligence in conforming to the regulations and recommendations regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. On a good note, I spoke to our local health officials this morning and I am happy to report that Osceola does NOT have a single confirmed case of the Coronavirus.

Our local physicians ask that you call them if you have the following symptoms; 1) shortness of breath and 2) fever above 100.2 degrees. 

Please keep up your healthy efforts, continue to support each other and show patience.  And please continue praying for our communities and our health providers.  United, we will get through this.

Below I have added links to the CDC, Center for Disease Control.  Please refer to these experts for the best and most current information and precautions. 

Sincerely, Mayor Wilson

 

COVID-19 update and Osceola response.   

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-updates/cases-in-us.html#reporting-cases

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/prevention.html

 

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2019 sealCitizens of Osceola,

Working under the advice of our City Attorney Catherine Dean, I am postponing the regular monthly Osceola City Council meeting that is scheduled for tonight/Monday night in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  I am consulting with local physicians, Catherine Dean and the Arkansas Municipal League. I hope to have our regular March meeting rescheduled for a day later in March in a venue that is accessibly allowable and appropriate. 

Please help to get the word out. 

Sincerely,

Mayor Sally Wilson

2019 sealEFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY

OSCEOLA CITY HALL

Due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the following procedures are now in effect for City Hall:

  • No one under the age of 18 is PERMITTED in the building. If you have children with you MUST use the drive-thru
  • Only 1 person paying the bill or requesting the account information will be allowed in the building.
  • All payment arrangements are to be done by phone. (870) 563-5245 and ask for Stacey Travis.
  • If you are already sick or showing signs of illness please use the drive-thru

We regret the temporary inconvenience this may cause you. We thank you for your patience and understanding

 

OSCEOLA PARKS & RECREATION FACILITIES

The following City of Osceola municipal properties will be closed beginning Monday, March 16th:

  • The Osceola Community Center
  • Rosenwald Community Center
  • The Osceola Sports Complex
  • Florida Park
  • Rosenwald Park
  • Irma Belcher Park

This decision will be evaluated on a day by day basis. These closures may be shortened or extended as needed.

If you have any questions related to the above noted recreational properties/facilities, please feel free to contact the Osceola Community Center at 870-563-2462.

 

(FROM) OSCEOLA SCHOOL DISTRICT

Osceola Schools will be closed Monday, March 16, 2020, until March 29, 2020, due to precautionary/preventive measures surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak. Classes will resume Monday, March 30, 2020.

Meals will be provided for our students at Carroll Smith Elementary from 10:30 am-1:30 pm this week. For those that can’t make it to CSE: meals will be available for pick-up at the following locations:

Updated 03.16.2020 8:25 a.m.
Student Breakfast and Lunch will be provided each day 10:30-1:30 March 16th-March 20th at:

  • Rosenwald Center (front door)
  • CSE, (cafeteria door)
  • STEM (bus circle)

 

PeterHill

We are pleased to announce the promotion of Peter Hill to the position of Fire Chief.  Peter joined the Osceola Fire Department in January 1996 and has served in the roles of Firefighter, Lieutenant, Captain and most recently serving in the position of Assistant Chief.

This promotion recognizes the contributions Peter has made to the City of Osceola Fire Department during his tenure with the organization and is effective on April 1, 2020. Please join us in congratulating Peter as he takes on these new responsibilities.

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