The Newport Christmas Parade has been postponed to Sunday, Dec. 16 at 3 p.m. due to forecasted rain and thunderstorms.  Lineup for entries will begin at 2 p.m. in the Riceland parking lot.  The parade route will be the same route as years past along Malcolm Avenue from Hwy. 69 to the Village Mall parking lot.  For more information, contact the Newport Area Chamber of Commerce at 870-523-3618.