Press Releases & Media Relations

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.


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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. 


Mayor Sally Wilson



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



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.



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)



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.

02.25.2020 | 4:10 P.M.

The Arkansas Municipal League congratulates Greg Baker, Stan Williams, and Tyler Dunegan, who have achieved or maintained their status as a Certified Municipal Official through the League’s Voluntary Certified Continuing Education Program.

            The certified municipal officials were honored during the opening night banquet at the League’s 2020 Winter Conference, held Feb. 12-14 in Little Rock.

           IMG 6863Councilmember Stan Williams (left) and Councilmember Greg Baker (right) Numerous municipal officials representing cities and towns from across the state completed 15 core Level 1 hours and six continuing education hours of study in subjects such as budgeting, personnel management and methods of effective leadership. To maintain certification, graduates must complete six hours of continuing education workshops each year.

            The program continues in 2020 with workshops held throughout the year at the League’s North Little Rock headquarters and in June at the League’s Annual Convention in Little Rock. The League is also expanding its certification program this year, offering Advanced Level 2 workshops for those who have achieved Level 1 status in addition to offering a new Certified Municipal Personnel designation for key municipal personnel such as department heads and finance directors.

            The Arkansas Municipal League is a service and advocacy organization for the municipalities of Arkansas. The League offers its programs and services to 500 cities and towns in Arkansas and was created in 1934 to assist cities with information and representation in the public affairs of our state and nation.

To find out more, please visit

IMG 6856Councilmember Tyler Dunegan

Saturday, January 16, 2021