Arts & Science Center Brings Theater to Viewers with ‘Clue: Stay at Home’
Craft beer & the law: Webinar to discuss legal considerations for breweries
Arkansas PBS to broadcast Supreme Court hearings
Arkansas Feral Hog Handbook Available Now
Health Department urges safety as storm brings flood risk
Update from Entergy
News | Posted 10/19/2020 - 8:00am
The theater is back at the Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas. While social-distancing measures prevent the traditional in-person theatrical experience, ASC’s dedicated performance volunteers and staff are busy creating a production that viewers anywhere can enjoy. “Clue: Stay-At-Home Version” will be available for viewing at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, and Saturday, Oct. 24. Tickets are $15 each, plus a $4.95 processing fee, and are on sale now at asc701.org/clue. The production will...
News | Posted 10/16/2020 - 8:00am
Fast facts:  Webinar hosted by the National Agricultural Law Center will discuss food and beverage laws related to craft beer breweries and wineries   Webinar is October 21 at noon to 1 p.m. EDT  Register online at: https://bit.ly/3mtuCJH    Opening and running a small business can be a difficult process, with labor laws, taxes and other strains. However, when beer or wine is in the mix, things get much more complicated.   Craft beer is a growing market across the United States with...
News | Posted 10/11/2020 - 8:00am
Arkansas PBS and “PBS NewsHour” will provide live coverage of the Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing of Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the United States Supreme Court beginning Monday, Oct. 12, at 8 a.m. “PBS NewsHour Special Coverage: The Barrett Confirmation Hearings” will be live, full coverage of the hearings, currently scheduled Oct. 12-14. As with previous coverage of Supreme Court hearings, the “NewsHour” will provide anchored live coverage and analysis starting each day at 8 a.m....
News | Posted 10/09/2020 - 8:00am
Southern region producers should consider growing cover crops as part of a sustainable agriculture system, Dr. Henry English, head of the Small Farm Program at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, said. Unlike crops grown primarily for harvest, cover crops are grown first and foremost for the benefit of the soil. Cover crops are commonly referred to as “green manure” because at the end of their growing cycle, they should be terminated and tilled back into the soil, where nutrients are...
News | Posted 10/08/2020 - 6:13pm
The Arkansas Department of Agriculture is pleased to announce the release of the newly created Arkansas Feral Hog Handbook, a guide to resources available in Arkansas to assist with feral hog control and eradication. The handbook includes contact information, websites, and brief explanations of the resources offered by state and federal agencies and other entities. “The Arkansas Feral Hog Handbook was made possible through a grant funded by the United States Department of Agriculture’s Natural...
News | Posted 08/27/2020 - 7:04pm
Downed trees has forced at least one road closure in Drew County from Hurricane Laura, according to a press release from the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management at 5:27 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 26. Trees down on some vehicles and houses have also been reported by residents. State School Road was briefly closed but was reported by residents to be cleared and back open by 6 p.m. Damage in other Arkansas counties as reported by the ADEM: Bradley County – Three homes and 70 utilities were...
News | Posted 08/27/2020 - 3:45pm
As Hurricane Laura moves inland and brings heavy rain to much of Arkansas, it’s important to be aware of the health risks associated with floods. Flood water and sewer overflows can contain bacteria, viruses and other organisms that cause disease. Basic Precautions These basic precautions and cleaning tips for your home can help to keep you safe and healthy: Avoid skin contact with flood water, and keep cuts and sores clean and covered. Do not allow children to play in flood water. Do...
News | Posted 08/27/2020 - 3:20pm
Members of Entergy's storm team are assessing damages and restoring power where it is safe to do so after Hurricane Laura made landfall early Thursday morning near Cameron as a catastrophic Category 4 hurricane, causing widespread damage to Entergy's electrical system and knocking out power to customers across Louisiana and east Texas. As of 11 a.m. Thursday, approximately 360,000 customers throughout Entergy's service territories were without power; 17,706 customers in Arkansas, down from a...
News | Posted 08/21/2020 - 10:15am
Farmers have more time to apply for aid under the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program after the U.S. Department of Agriculture extended the deadline to Sept. 11.  The original program application deadline was Aug. 28. Scott Stiles, extension economist with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, said that through Aug. 17, Arkansas farmers had received nearly $127 million in payments through CFAP from more than 16,400 applications.   “Payments totaled $90.8 million to...
News | Posted 07/31/2020 - 5:41pm
Growing rice may provide some insulation from the economic impacts of COVID-19 for Arkansas farms, but cotton growers are likely to be harder hit through 2023, according to a model run by the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.   The study did have an upside: the negative effects from COVID-19 on 2019 commodity prices will likely be offset by payments from the Coronavirus Food Assistance program, or CFAP. Since program enrollment began in late May, Arkansas ag producers have...
News | Posted 07/30/2020 - 2:07pm
Owners of hooved animals are being urged by the Arkansas Department of Agriculture to closely monitor their animals and comply with all animal movement restrictions issued in response to the recent confirmed finding of Vesicular Stomatitis Virus infection in three horses on a premise in Benton County. The Arkansas Department of Agriculture issued an alert and implemented animal movement restrictions immediately after federal confirmation of the VSV infection on Monday, July 27. The viral...
News | Posted 07/30/2020 - 11:46am
Monticello residents may have noticed smoke coming from the ground, pipes and houses around town on and off since August as Monticello Water Works and the Arkansas Rural Water Association were busy searching for defects in the sewer lines in town with a smoke machine that would show them where the defects were. Arkansas Rural Water Association, with help from money provided by the United Stated Department of Agriculture, provides free technical assistance to help public utilities cut down on...
News | Posted 07/30/2020 - 11:41am
The Monticello City Council upgraded their technology for the Tuesday, July 28, regularly scheduled board meeting in the Sadie Johnson Building with the room equipped with microphones for each member and speakers so members of the public could better hear and understand what was being discussed during the meeting. The new setup saw the council spread out, as it has been since resuming in-face meetings. The public area had less chairs, spaced farther apart than before. With the new equipment the...
News | Posted 07/17/2020 - 1:32pm
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will reopen its doors to public access for the first time since March beginning Wednesday, July 15. All buildings will have limited public access as part of the state’s reopening process. “We’ve been working diligently to address the safety of our staff and the public as we begin the reopening process,” AGFC Director Pat Fitts said. “This will mean some changes from what we were used to, but with the right precautions in place we feel that we can reopen...
News | Posted 07/16/2020 - 4:06pm
An executive order mandating the use of face masks in all public places where physical distancing is not possible will go into effect Monday, July 20, according to Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson during his daily Coronavirus briefing, Thursday July 16. Violations to the mandate will be charged as misdemeanors and will carry a fine between $100 and $500, Hutchinson stated, however first-time violators will be given a verbal and written warning. The mandate excludes children younger than...

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