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Over the last 18 years, more than 100-thousand people in Arkansas and around the country have joined Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield, the Arkansas Department of Health and the Arkansas Department of Human Services in becoming more active, improving their health and taking part in a littl…

Should agricultural land be used for wind and solar farms? This question will be the focus of the National Agricultural Law Center’s webinar, “Wind and Solar Farms in Farm Country: Addressing Land Use Conflicts” on Jan. 19 at 11 a.m.

Early childhood professionals who want to learn more about caring for young children may be interested in The Best Care Early Childhood Classes. 

Lake Village Police Chief Percy Wilburn is set to retire after 35 years and 8 months in service to his community. Friday, Dec. 31 will be Wilburn’s last day on the job. He has been a well-known facet of Lake Village life and has contributed to the city in a variety of ways. 

Once the wrapping paper has been thrown away and the last drop of egg nog has been consumed, few people have a use for that evergreen tree that graced their home during the holiday season. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has a new job for those leftover trees: fish habitat.

 Governor Asa Hutchinson last week announced that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has approved a five-year Section 1115 Demonstration Project, “Arkansas Health and Opportunity for Me (ARHOME)”. 

The recent news of chronic wasting disease being found far away from any previous detections has caused some hunters to worry about the future of deer hunting in The Natural State. CWD is a cause for concern for the health of Arkansas’s deer herd, but it does not mean the end of deer and dee…

U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) during a recent Senate Environment and Public Works Committee spoke highly of the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act, bipartisan legislation that he is co-sponsoring with 31 other U.S. Senators to invest in conservation work in Arkansas and throughout the nation.

The Blue & You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas awarded a $150,000 grant to the University of Arkansas at Monticello to provide funding for the Nursing Simulation: Healthcare Across the Lifespan program. The grant period will begin Jan. 1, 2022, and end Dec. 15, 2022.

Homes and businesses across Chicot County help spread holiday cheer this Christmas with decorations of all sorts.

One person died every 52 minutes as the result of drunk driving crashes on U.S. streets and highways during 2019.  Even during the joyous Christmas season, the deadly statistics continue to mount.

Lake Village plays host to Santa and Mrs. Clause during the 12 days of Christmas event this year. They brought their reindeer to play with area children who also took advantage of games for all ages, food vendors, and hay rides.

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has confirmed that a hunter-harvested white-tailed deer taken in Union County tested positive for chronic wasting disease. 

The Lake Village Community COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic planned for Dec. 11 has been postponed until Jan. 15, 2022, due to an unforeseen conflict, according to officials with the Vaccinate the Natural State Delta initiative.

Youth interns in Alex Foundation’s work experience program were attentive listeners to entrepreneur Elizabeth Michaels at Lake Village Assembly Church last Saturday, Nov. 20. 

Enjoying Thanksgiving dinner with family and friends is a priority for many Americans, but paying attention to how the meal will impact the budget is also important. Farm Bureau’s 36th annual survey indicates the average cost of this year’s classic Thanksgiving feast for 10 is $53.31 or less…

The Blue & You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas has announced 41 initiatives in Arkansas will receive grants totaling $3,360,327, that will directly impact 71 of Arkansas’s 75 counties, including Chicot. 

As Arkansans make their way to deer stands across the state, it is important to take time and reflect on the role that safe and legal hunting plays in the conservation of Arkansas’s natural resources. According to Arkansas law, all hunters are required to carry a valid Arkansas hunting licen…

Law enforcement officers across Arkansas have teamed-up for a mission with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).  Their objective is to make the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday a safe one on Arkansas roadways.

Lake Village Volunteer Fire Department comes to the Alex Foundation’s rescue Monday, Nov. 16 to help transport lumber and ottomans. Supervised by Catherine M. Gardner, youth interns worked at Fire Station #2 on Hwy 65 and 82 South last Saturday to design and build ottomans that will be sold …

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced 49 new designations to the America’s Byways® collection this year, including the Great River Road National Scenic Byway that runs through Chicot County.

Lakeside Middle School hosted its first Literacy Day last month when, along with report cards, every student received a free Scholastic book of their choice. A book menu of the titles was provided for selection. All the books were purchased by a grant earned by principal, Dr. Vera Wright. To…

Lake Village city employees will see the regular one-time pay raise again this year after a vote by council Tuesday night, Nov. 2 via teleconference. 

A three-year study conducted by the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station shows that cover crops can improve yields in soybean fields. The study also answers a lingering question about wheat-double-crop systems.

Dr. Terri Austin McCullough, pilot emerita of the MS River Parkway Commission, was acknowledged Saturday, Oct. 30, as a tourism authority when she participated in a Russian televised promotion. Dr. McCullough spoke by Zoom at “Promoting Domestic Tourism on the Volga and Mississippi Rivers.”

Arkansas law enforcement agencies will unite in the “U Drive. U Text. U Pay.” initiative aimed at stopping the dangerous practice of distracted driving. Starting Sunday, Arkansas State Troopers, joined by local police officers and sheriff’s deputies across the state, began a week-long intens…

Duane A. Everett, 24, of Eudora was wounded Sunday morning, Oct. 17 during a shooting incident at Sahara Shriner’s Temple located at 820 South Main St. in Pine Bluff, according to Arkansas State Police. 

Preparations have begun for the annual Lake Chicot Fall Festival which returns this Friday and Saturday. Community members are invited to once again take part in the games, competitions, and entertainment.

It was decided at last week’s city council meeting that Lake Village will proceed with Halloween on Sunday, Oct. 31. Also at last week’s gathering, members heard from House About It regarding affordable housing in the area.

With harvest underway, the Arkansas Department of Agriculture is reminding its partners in agriculture and conservation of the importance of safe prescribed burning techniques as a valuable tool in crop management plans. 

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) is encouraging women to talk with their healthcare providers about getting screened.

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Several states have enacted laws or introduced legislation to limit foreign ownership of farmland in the United States. The National Agricultural Law Center will provide a status report on those laws during a webinar on Oct. 20.

Research advancements in rice and soybeans, two of the top agricultural commodities in Arkansas, will be the focus of a virtual field day 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, presented by the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. 

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will again offer a variety of free options to have harvested deer tested for chronic wasting disease during the 2021-22 deer hunting season. In all, 105 testing locations will be available throughout the state to have deer tested for CWD.