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Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) will hold a public involvement meeting in Lake Village to present and discuss the proposed plans to widen 1.5 miles of U.S. Highway 82, replace two structures, as well as, replacing five separate structures and approaches along U.S. Highway 82.

On Monday morning, Aug. 12, Carol Emerson stepped out her front door to find her front yard by the highway covered by close to a dozen rolls of hay. Emerson called the police to see if it was reported by anyone and as of press time had yet to find out whom it belongs to. Emerson decorated on…

Lakeside Elementary School students return to the classroom Tuesday ready to get another year under way. (Left) Arkadia Armour, school librarian, teaches a group of kids about her love for the library. (Right) Teacher Jessi Riel prepares to begin a new school year with her class.

Eudora librarian Mary Bates Johnson shows off the library’s new landscaping provided by Lake Village garden club member Delois Dixon and her crew. Bates called the work “a beautiful creation” of shrubs, flowers and many other items. Johnson also thanked Regional Library Director Judy Calhoun…

As the new school year starts, more than 6,000 school buses will begin sharing the roadways with motorists, meaning school bus safety will again be a priority.

Eudora City Council members met Monday evening, Aug. 5 and heard several updates from Mayor Travis Collins.

This past Thursday evening, July 25, Lake Village Fire Department was called to a car fire at La Terraza Restaurant. The car, belonging to Deloris Bassett of Hamburg, was backing out of their parking spot when the fire started. According to a member of Lake Village Fire Department, the fire …

The Southeast Arkansas and Northeast Louisiana Multimodal Freight Corridor project has been awarded $10.5 million in funds from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).

Rev. Ricky Lattimore Sr. of McGehee was appointed by Gov. Asa Hutchinson to serve on the Black History Commission of Arkansas for a term to expire Jan. 14, 2026. Judge Melinda French swore him in July 29.

On July 25, 15 veterans, mostly Vietnam Era, met at the American Legion Post 7 building to receive pins to commemorate their participation and active duty service in the military during the period of 11/01/1955 to 5/15/1975.

The city of Dermott has been approved for a loan in up to $1,735,648 from the Arkansas Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund, according to Arkansas Natural Resources Commission Chairman Sloan Hampton.

The 4-H Fashion Camp was a success, according to County Agent Tonya S. McKenzie! The purpose of the camp was for youth to gain knowledge, independence and increase their skills in the 4-H Fashion Project. It was hosted by Christa Mazzanti (senior fashion merchandising major at Delta State Un…

Eudora Library hosts Laura Rogers of Arkansas Game and Fish Commission as she provides a “show and tell” program for local youths. Rogers displayed different animal furs and pointed out which animals are dangerous and which are not. She showed bear, red and gray fox, skunk, beaver, turkey, b…

On May 25, 2012, President Barack Obama signed a proclamation making the period of May 28, 2012 through Nov. 11, 2025 the Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War.

Arkansas agricultural producers who lost property due to recent natural disasters may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) physical loss loans. The Farm Service Agency (FSA) offers these low-interest loans to agricultural producers in 27 Arkansas counties, the primary damage…

In June, as a result of catastrophic flooding along a number of rivers in Arkansas in the last few years, Gov. Asa Hutchinson issued Executive Order 19-10 to create the Arkansas Levee Task Force to study and analyze the current conditions of the state’s levees.

About once every five years, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AGFC), along with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers conducts a drawdown of Lake Chicot.

The Lake Village Fourth of July festivities were held Saturday, July 6 this year. The move was a result of a scheduling conflict with the fireworks company that puts on the display.

Celebrating the Fourth of July typically means travel plans for Arkansans and others who will be crisscrossing the state on every highway and many local streets. The holiday is also one of the deadliest because of drunk drivers who make the choice to get behind the wheel and drive.

Winrock International is implementing a USDA-funded program to provide training and resources for three rural Arkansas municipalities to pursue their unique economic development opportunities and confront challenges specific to each community. The program, called Strategic Training for Rural…

Recently, Lake Village acquired a new pastor for Lakeside United Methodist Church. The former pastor, Bill Fish, retired and left an opening that was filled by Pastor Henry “Buddy” Ratliff and his wife, Terry.

The Arkansas Municipal League at its 85th Convention, held June 12-14 in Little Rock, honored Portland with the Four Star Municipality Award. The award is presented annually to municipalities that have demonstrated excellence in loss control as it relates to employee safety, wellness, vehicl…

Nine aspiring ninth through twelfth grade youth recently participated in the Fay Jones School of Architecture (FJSOA) Summer Design Camp at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. These students received full scholarships as part of a collaboration between FJSOA and the Alex Foundation. …

On Saturday, June 15, the Lake Village 10u Softball All Stars placed first in the Arkansas Babe Ruth Pre-State MP Tournament which was held in Magnolia. Team members listed in alphabetical order are Allie Bennett, Janae’ Black, Nyla Black, Riley Brown, I’mari Green, Leila Claire Olivi, Emma …

It appears someone has been making traffic stops in southeast Arkansas while posing as a police officer, according to local law enforcement. This person is believed to have made traffic stops in Chicot and Ashley counties using blue lights on both a green Dodge and a red Chevrolet. Other veh…

On June 18, 1865, Army General Gordon Grainger along with 2,000 federal troops landed at Galveston Island, Texas to bring freedom to the last stronghold of slavery in the United States.

The flood stage for the Mississippi River near Greenville is 48 feet. At 11 a.m. June 11 it was at 55.4 feet expected to rise to 55.5 by Wednesday. Moderate flooding has occurred should continue according to the most recent forecast. Along with the flood comes an increase of creatures trying…

Eight junior and senior high-school students from Desha and Chicot counties are currently attending a Medical Applications of Science for Health (M*A*S*H) camp through June 14 at Chicot Memorial Medical Center.

Carl Butler, son of Doris Butler, received the 2019 MANRRS Legend Award during the closing ceremonies of the 2019 Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS) 34th Annual Career Fair and Training Conference in Overland Park, Kan.

Eudora City Council voted to remove Mayor Travis Collins’s authority over financial transactions during its meeting Monday, June 3 at 6 p.m.

There will be a lot of stories going around about D-Day. June 6 is the 75th anniversary of the Allied landings in France to take back Europe from the Germans.

Jeromy Hunt Jr. put Chicot County on the map in a special way last week while in Conway for the annual Arkansas Boys State conference at University of Central Arkansas. He was named 2019 Governor of Boys State and elected as a national senator.

This past Monday, members of the Lake Village community gathered together to honor those men and women who have died in the service to the nation. The service was held at Lakeside United Methodist Church.

The Lake Village Rehabilitation and Care Center held a Community Cookout Celebration this past Friday, May 24. The public was invited to stop by and tour the facility and enjoy a free pulled pork plate.

The Health Resources and Services Administration within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced recently its second installment of Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP)-planning grants.

The city of Eudora is bringing back its annual Summer Fest. It has been several years since the festival was put on, but this year it returns Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1.

The University of Arkansas at Monticello has received a federal grant to establish the first local AmeriCorps VISTA project. In the fall, UAM applied for funding to become one of the newest projects of AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America), which is overseen by the Corporation …

Eudora City Council members gathered Monday evening with the meeting called to order a few minutes after six. Council immediately went into an executive session, returning after about 20 minutes and later commenting that its discussion covered the social media agreement which was listed furt…