Health Department urges safety as storm brings flood risk
Update from Entergy
Rice acreage may cushion economic impacts of COVID on Arkansas farms
Attoney General Alert: Watch for seeds; do not open them
Arkansas Department of Agriculture Issues Reminder about Vesicular Stomatitis Virus Animal Movement Restrictions in Arkansas
Sewer repairs underway; watch for letters
News | Posted 02/20/2020 - 12:21pm
AgHeritage Farm Credit Services (AFCS) will pay a record $5 million in profits from 2019 profits to customer-owners this spring through its Patronage Program. “We are owned by the very customers we serve, “said AFCS President & CEO Greg Cole. “Ownership entitles our customers to special benefits such as sharing in our profits.  Over the past 14 years, we have distributed $44.95 million through the Patronage Program.” “Farmers are running complex businesses, and it is important to have good...
News | Posted 02/13/2020 - 9:46am
  “Equipping rural Arkansas with the tools and resources to drive business opportunities, partnerships, and expansion."    Providing rural residents with the skills and tools needed to create and expand small businesses and engage in job creation activities are the goals of an upcoming regional business conference to be held in Helena-West Helena, Arkansas. Funded by the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services (ADWS), Arkansas Human Development Corporation (AHDC), and the United States...
News | Posted 02/12/2020 - 3:28pm
The SEARK Concert Association announces its community theater presentation of The Sound of Music March 12-14, 2020 at the University of Arkansas at Monticello’s Fine Arts Center.   The musical, directed and choreographed by Kathy Lyon and Dalene Stephenson, involves two casts of more than 80 children and adults from across Southeast Arkansas.  Local talent showcased in this production include Haley Greer of Monticello (playing Maria Rainer) as well as T.J. Files of Warren and Jeff Newton of...
News | Posted 02/09/2020 - 6:00pm
Student athletes considering participating in this year’s Arkansas Youth Shooting Sports Program have a new reason to sign up and build their shotgunning skills: the chance to claim a $1,250 scholarship as top gun in the Champion of Champions shoot that will be held in conjunction with the program’s state championship event. The additional scholarship opportunity is possible thanks to the Homebuilders Association of Greater Little Rock. In November, they signed a five-year agreement to donate...
News | Posted 02/09/2020 - 6:00pm
Will Hehemann, writer/editor UAPB School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences Attendees of the 64th annual Rural Life Conference, scheduled for Friday, Feb. 21, at the Pine Bluff Convention Center, will be able to attend a wide variety of workshops on trending topics in agriculture and family and consumer sciences. One workshop will highlight the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) “Keeping it in the Family” forestry project, which works to stem the loss of African American-...
News | Posted 02/09/2020 - 12:00pm
Five new properties and one new historic district are now part of the National Register of Historic Places. The State Review Board of the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program (AHPP) approved these locations in December 2019 and received notification of their approval by the National Park Service in late January.     The properties include: Bennett House, Benton, Saline County- Built in 1904, the Bennett House along First Street was constructed in the Folk Victorian style and features many...
News | Posted 02/09/2020 - 12:00pm
 Between March 21 and June 25 the Jacob Wolf House will host eight different events ranging from candle making and Dutch oven classes, to children's camps and a Civil War weekend. The programs will all be free of charge and kid friendly.   The springtime event calendar is as follows: March 21: Dutch Oven Cooking Class April 18: Kids Frontier Games (Kids ages 7-14) April 25: Candle Making Class May 2: Dutch Oven Cooking Class May 15-16: Pioneer Days May 30: Candle Making June 13: Civil...
News | Posted 02/09/2020 - 12:00pm
By:Will Hehemann, writer/editor     UAPB School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences During winter months, farm pond owners in Arkansas may wonder about the risks posed to their fish populations in the event of icy weather, Larry W. Dorman, Extension aquaculture specialist at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, said. “Ice coverings on lakes and ponds can lead to problems,” he said. “But farm ponds in southern regions are usually spared any major fish losses thanks to mild...
News | Posted 02/09/2020 - 12:00pm
Time is running out to register your group/team/company for the 2020 Blue & You Fitness Challenge, which is held from March 1 to May 31 each year. The Fitness Challenge asks groups of participants to log their exercise activity and to compete for points and bragging rights. Groups of colleagues, friends or family members can register to compete against other similarly sized groups from throughout the country!   Registration is at blueandyoufitnesschallenge-ark.com. Group registration for...
News | Posted 02/09/2020 - 8:00am
Home surveillance systems are designed to increase safety, but recent reports prove they may only be as secure as your passwords. Consumers often use the same passwords for multiple accounts, including these most popular and overused passwords you should never use. In recent years, credentials for more than 8 billion online accounts have been compromised, adding to the necessity of changing login information more frequently. “Nothing is more important than your family’s safety,” said Attorney...
News | Posted 02/08/2020 - 6:00pm
Dating apps can be like a box of chocolates, but the surprise may be far less sweet. Valentine’s Day is another opportunity for con artists to take advantage of Arkansans putting their hearts and money on the line to find love. By using false pictures and information, a perfect “match” could be a set up for a scam. “Meeting new people and dating has turned digital, with more than 1,500 dating apps available,” said Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge. “With so many ‘fish in the sea,’...
News | Posted 02/08/2020 - 6:00pm
Cotton producers are invited to participate in the joint Healthy Soils for Sustainable Cotton winter meeting and Arkansas Soil Health Alliance Annual Meeting, 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., February 25, at Hoots BBQ, 2008 US-65, McGehee. A farmer panel, lunch speaker and on-farm tour will help cotton growers evaluate and improve the impact of strong soil health management systems.   The information-packed meeting will include: How to improve nutrient and water management with cover crops; How to...
News | Posted 02/08/2020 - 12:00pm
In light of confusion surrounding the results of the Iowa Caucuses, Arkansas Secretary of State John Thurston wants to reassure voters in Arkansas that our primary election system will be conducted with transparency and accountability. Our primary election is run by government and election officials, not the political parties, and the process is bound by extensive legal requirements.  Arkansans can rest assured that we will have a secure election process in Arkansas.  With the new equipment...
News | Posted 02/08/2020 - 12:00pm
The Arkansas Adult Education section (Adult Ed) of the Division of Workforce Services has announced partnerships with four Arkansas community colleges to offer eligible GED® test-takers College Ready and College Ready + Credit status, saving students valuable time and money by granting college credit and eliminating unnecessary remedial coursework. The American Council on Education, which developed recommendations for college credit through Advanced Placement (AP) course testing and College...
News | Posted 02/08/2020 - 12:00pm
The University Museum and Cultural Center (UMCC) at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) will debut a new exhibit entitled “Rooted in Change” in observance of Black History Month. The free, public, exhibit will be on display the entire month of February. From establishing one of the first offices in the Williams Building to integrating Woolworth and the former Main Street McDonald’s, The Pine Bluff Movement, in conjunction with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC),...

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