Heavy rains covering much of Arkansas, beginning late last week and continuing through the weekend, have further slowed harvest for both cotton and soybeans, and are already causing significant discounts in payout to growers, experts with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agricul…

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Members of the Lakeside Beavers’ boys’ tennis team returned to the state tennis tournament for the third time in three years. Daniel Palomares and Allan Mondragon are this year’s 3-8A District Runner-Up. This is Palomares’s second year in a row on the District Runner-Up Boys Double Team.

Fire Prevention Week began Oct. 7, and the American Red Cross reminds everyone to take two simple steps – practice fire drills at home and test smoke alarms monthly – to stay safe from the nation’s most frequent and deadliest disaster.

Lake Village Police Chief Percy Wilburn was selected by Attorney General Leslie Rutledge as Chicot County's outstanding Law Enforcement Officer of the Year for 2018. Wilburn received his award at the 2018 Law Enforcement Summit at the Benton Event Center Oct. 2. A record 648 officers from ar…

Volunteers are needed to participate in Lake Chicot State Park’s annual fall litter pickup on Saturday, October 6 from 9:00a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Sponsored by Lake Chicot State Park, the cleanup is being held in conjunction with the Great Arkansas Cleanup (GAC), the annual fall statewide litter …

Commissioners voted to amend nonresident waterfowl permits to be valid only during certain portions of the duck season at the regularly scheduled Commission meeting at the Temple Live Event Center in Fort Smith. The change, however, will not go into effect until the 2019-20 waterfowl season.

State police and the Lake Village fire department respond to a grass fire on Hwy 65 at the Airport Road turn. The fire started when a tall truck hit the electric cable crossing the highway and brought it down into the grass. Traffic was backed up in both directions and as far back as the St.…

The end of World War II was a time of transformation for the country. In the delta, things would never be the same as they were before the war. The migration of people in the forties to the northern states for higher paying factory jobs, or the young people seeking the excitement of the mili…

The Keep Arkansas Beautiful Great Arkansas Cleanup is ongoing, but ends at the end of next month. Arkansans can #keepARbeautiful by volunteering in a cleanup of their choice by the end of October. “We only have a few weeks left of the Great Arkansas Cleanup, but plenty of opportunities to vo…

Stacy Roark likes to find things. Historical things. Over the course of time she has found items lost in the dirt, things like WWII Nazi buckles and tokens from where the Japanese Internment Camp was out near Jerome. One item of particular significance is a military ring found many years ago…

According to a report from Arkansas State Police, Marie Raye Moss, 84, received fatal injuries in a two vehicle accident on Friday afternoon, Sept. 14, 2018. Moss was traveling west on Hwy 35 in a 2015 Nissan, and the report states that she failed to yield at the intersection of Hwy 35 and H…

Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed a special proclamation in the Governor’s Conference Room at the state capitol recognizing Sept. 15-22, 2018 as Arkansas Hunting and Fishing Week.

Casqui and Hernando de Soto’s Cross: Is Parkin the Place?" will be presented by Dr. Jeffrey Mitchem in the latest Lakeport Legacies monthly history talk on September 27 at the Lakeport Plantation, 601 Hwy 142, in Lake Village.

The Lakeside Beavers fell 57 to 28 last Friday night, Sept. 14, 2018, at home to the Dumas Bobcats. Aarion Kilgore and Trevon Carraway each scored one touchdown and Anthony Jones put up two for the Beavers. James Nowden ran the ball in the endzone for one two point conversion. The Beaver off…

McMillan Corner, the intersection of Hwy 82 and Hwy 144, is the scene of another accident Monday afternoon, Sept. 17, 2018. State police and the Chicot County sheriff's office were on hand as three people were transported to Chicot Memorial Medical Center. No reports were on file at press time.

Chicot County Health Unit of the Arkansas Department of Health will offer flu vaccinations on three different occasions in Chicot County. The first will be on October 11 at the Chicot County Health Unit located at 1740 Hwy 65 & 82 S in Lake Village from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The second …

The Eudora Police Department has mounted cameras on the streets of the city of Eudora, and the chief of police says they are a crime deterrent.

Following a closed executive session Monday night, Eudora city council granted pay increases to the city attorney and to the mayor’s executive assistant. Council met in the former district courtroom at G.C. John’s Elementary building on Baker St.

Election officials Ron Jones and Steve Ferri monitor the early voting systems during the special election for the hospital tax. The tax passed with 569 votes for and 145 against according to the complete but unofficial vote count Tuesday night. Since the vote renews the 1 percent sales tax u…

Randle Tuggle, chairman of the local Rotary Club, washes down the amphitheater and surrounding walls in preparation for a new paint job and some minor landscaping. The Rotary Club is working with John Conner, director of the Chamber of Commerce, to clean up the theater which is used for spec…

The 11th annual Delta Cotton Belles Ladies Tennis Day will be Saturday, September 15 with tennis being played at the Greenville Golf & Country Club and Cypress Hills Tennis Club beginning at 8 a.m. The non-refundable entry fee is $60 per player and includes a lunch and Wine & Cheese …

The Lakeside Beavers played their first football game of the season last Friday night in Mississippi against Greenville Christian Academy and won 37 to 13. Before the game they hosted a pep rally and "Meet the Beavers" event to introduce this year's team to the fans and community. The Beaver…

Ken McDonald with Weyerhaeuser and his son Andrew show guests how to use a handicap hunting vehicle during the Hunting Heritage banquet last week that was hosted by the southeast Arkansas chapter of National Wild Turkey Federation. The handicap vehicle is available to anyone in south Arkansa…

Family and friends of Nancy Thompson gather to dedicate a new fountain and stone in her honor at Southeast Rehabilitation Hospital. The family placed a stone with her name on it in the garden area. Those present included her husband, Fred Thompson, son-in-law Bruce and daughter Lisa Brown, d…

Severe thunderstorms make their way through the state on Monday evening, August 20, 2018. A photo captured by Jared Jones on Red Leaf Farm in Lake Village shows the threat of lightening against the promise of the rainbow.

On Saturday, August 10, 2018, the American Legion District 10 held its quarterly meeting at Lake Village Assembly of God, hosted by the American Legion, W.T. Cokley Post 7. Some District officers were sworn in to their district offices. Pictured taking the oath are Rufus Thomas, 1st Vice-Com…

A stolen truck was recovered on Hwy 65 South at the Mason Bridge earlier this week. According to Chicot County Sheriff Ronald Nichols, the vehicle was located just south of the fish plant right outside of Eudora, where it had been wrecked.

A group of students participating in the Eudora Works program took their TABE TEST, an exam that tests for competence in the ability to learn math, English and reading. Eleven adults participated in the computer generated test. For more information on the programs offered at Eudora Library c…

The Lake Village Police Department assisted  the  Arkansas State Police (ASP) and the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) with an investigation involving a Montgomery County missing person's case and apparent suicide at a Lake Village hotel last Saturday.

The Mississippi River Parkway Commission is inviting motorists to travel the Great River Road during Drive the Great River Road Month, which starts September 1.