Larry Purcell counts on clear skies to find the genes that control drought tolerance in soybeans.
The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the U.S. Treasury Department, has re-opened the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan portal to PPP-eligible lenders with $1 billion or less in assets for First and Second Draw applications. The portal is open to all participating…
Fun in the snow last Monday (Jan. 11) morphed into fun in the sun this Monday (Jan. 18), and these youngsters took advantage at Lake Village’s city park off of Hwy. 65/82 before the predicted rainfall began Tuesday morning.
Ready for Life, an initiative for those who want to improve their skills or change careers as well as gather career and employment data from business and industry, will strengthen the state’s workforce and offer business leaders better information about the state’s talent pool, Gov. Asa Hutc…
Agricultural producers and private landowners interested in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) can sign up until Feb. 12. The competitive program, administered by USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA), provides annual rental payments for land devoted to conservation purposes.
The latest editions of the Arkansas Fishing Guidebook and Arkansas Trout Fishing Guidebook are en route to sporting goods stores and license vendors across the state, and people looking to get the digital version for their computer or smartphone can now download their own copy at www.agfc.co…
Snow covered trees adorn Lake Chicot early Monday morning as the blanket of white lies neatly on the lakefront and the top of a dock in the background. It is the first snowfall of this winter season and is being enjoyed by the young people. The beginning of a snow angel and the mystery of sn…
Chicot Memorial Medical Center will once again benefit from an Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield Arkansas Rural Health Partnership award.
The Tommy Marshall Curiosity Center in Eudora will receive an honorable mention for outstanding achievement in adaptive reuse during Preserve Arkansas’s 2020 Arkansas Preservation Awards Jan. 22. The virtual ceremony will be streaming live from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Eudora city council heard a report on its water well woes during a pre-meeting discussion with Bruce Burdett of C&B Drilling and Machine Company of Stuttgart on Monday night.
Like these folks Tuesday morning, area residents and visitors alike are starting the new year by testing the claims of Lake Chicot’s newest signage, which is a clear nod to the much beloved sign previously homed near the intersection of Highways 65 and 82 in Lake Village.
The Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame has announced that six individuals will be inducted during 2021 due to their leadership and service to the state’s largest business sector.
Despite a plant-then-replant start, the 2020 Arkansas peanut growing season ended with a smoother harvest than in previous years thanks to weather and a couple of new buying points, Andy Vangilder, an extension educator for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, said.
Consumer confidence in COVID-19 management measures will be a key factor for the U.S. economy in 2021, John Anderson, economist for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, said.
2020 has been an extraordinary year, by almost any measure. And although the past 12 months have been filled with many challenges and setbacks, some sectors of the economy — including many Arkansas row crops — saw better outcomes than anyone could have predicted.
As the battle against COVID-19 in Arkansas continued, The Williams Foundation announced a $10,000 grant funded by CARES and The Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS) to provide at-risk families in Chicot County with personal protective equipment and family food boxes. Supplies and equi…
Amongst the reindeer, presents, and general merriment of the season, the residents of this Camille Street home in Eudora remind neighbors of the true reason for that season, the birth of Jesus.
Chicot County U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced that Steven Myers of Eudora was elected to represent his local administrative area (LAA) during the recent county committee election.
Give this year’s Christmas tree another life after the yuletide celebrations by donating it to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Habitat for the Holidays program.
Law enforcement agencies across Arkansas and the nation are prepared to launch a two-week long intensified enforcement plan aimed at drivers who choose to drive impaired. In advance of the holiday travel period state troopers, local police, and sheriff’s deputies want to remind drivers of th…
The Heritage Club of Lake Village sponsored a local food drive that benefitted the Lake Village Food Pantry Nov. 10 through Dec. 8.
Herald angels offer good tidings of “Peace on Earth” at 319 Mabry St. in Eudora this Christmas season.
Chicot County has received $474,133.39 in C.A.R.E.S. Act funding to help with costs brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Santa and Frosty get ready to celebrate the season around the Christmas tree on Lakeside Street in Lake Village. Residents throughout the county are sharing their love for the holiday with these outdoor decorations.
Chicot County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Patrick Hicks reminded farmers and ranchers this week that the deadline to apply for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 (CFAP 2) is Dec. 11.
Visitor information centers, museums, restaurants and two marinas at Arkansas State Parks will see a reduction of operating hours to efficiently manage available resources during the recent statewide increase in COVID-19 cases.
Eudora city council voted Monday night to leave the question of Christmas bonuses for employees up to the new city council that takes office in January.
Lake Village City Hall is closed and council meetings are postponed until further notice.
City of Eudora Waterworks has issued a Precautionary Boil Water Notice after a water main break at Harlem and Worthington Streets.
The Mississippi River Parkway Commission (MRPC) has recently applied to get the Great River Road National Scenic Byway designated as an All-American Road. All-American Roads, which must meet two out of the six intrinsic qualities, are considered the most scenic byways in America.
After a challenging year, the SEARK Concert Association once again is bringing the arts to Southeast Arkansas, along with a helping of the holiday spirit on Monday, Dec. 7.
In the face of a global pandemic, Arkansans rediscovered their bond with nature and enjoyed angling more than they have in the last few years. Thanks to a recently completed study by Louisiana State University, scientists may have a few more answers into how to keep the momentum going.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Chicot County with seasonal decorations popping up and even more expected now that the Thanksgiving holiday is complete. This Lakeshore Drive home in Lake Village, decked out with ribbons, bows, garland, and wreaths, is one such spot, inspiring …
For the second year in a row, the average cost of the classic Thanksgiving meal reflected a modest decrease, according to Arkansas Farm Bureau’s 35th annual survey of items included in the holiday feast. This year’s meal could cost $57.14 for a family of 10, down 61 cents from last year’s av…
November is National Diabetes Month, a time when communities across the country team up to bring attention to diabetes.
Turkey, dressing and football may be at the front of people’s thoughts during the Thanksgiving holiday, but the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has another tradition some people may want to take part in. The AGFC’s Family and Community Fishing Program has been busy stocking rainbow trout i…
Lake Village City Council returned to in-person meeting last week. Discussions touched on several topics including a resolution to limit roll-over vacation days, water department efforts, and arrests made in recent shooting activity.
The suspect wanted in connection to a homicide last week in Eudora was arrested on Sunday.
Chicot County Quorum Court voted yesterday to grant $1,000 each to county employees in the form of one-time bonus pay, passed the annual tax ordinance, and learned the sheriff’s office is assisting Dermott police.
Arkansas Rural Health Partnership announced the addition of two new members to the organization: Mainline Health Systems and Mid-Delta Health Systems. Both are Federally Qualified Health Centers.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues toward the third peak of new cases in the United States, even the most stalwart of family holiday gatherings, Thanksgiving, will likely be affected. Beyond complications of holiday travel, social distancing and general health concerns, there remains the per…
Chicot Memorial Physical Therapy Department serves a pre-game meal to the Lakeside High School football team. Lakeside played Dollarway in their first home game, which was played on the newly updated football field. The food was provided by the LVA church. Servers pictured are (from left) Je…
The nation’s unemployment level continued to fall sharply from its April pandemic peak, clocking in at 6.9 percent in October, according to the Employment Situation report for October from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
In service to the country’s voting efforts poll workers once again brave the pandemic Tuesday just as they have in recent weeks for early voting. Chicot County residents turned out to do their part by casting 4,118 ballots, representing 66.18 percent of registered voters.
Chicot County voters have spent the last weeks casting ballots in the 2020 general election and in doing so have decided the outcome in several local races.
Consumer spending inched upward again while total savings began to shrink in September, according to the monthly Personal Income and Outlays report from the Bureau of Economic Analysis.
Microwave technology may offer a faster drying system for rice than conventional heated-air drying systems, said Griffiths Atungulu, associate professor of food processing and post-harvest system engineering for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminds producers that the deadline to submit applications for disaster recovery assistance through the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus (WHIP+) for 2018 and 2019 losses is Friday, Oct. 30.
We can now breathe a sigh of relief as those hot summer days are behind us. Fall is a great time to add variety to your current workout routine or to try something totally different, Easter H. Tucker, interim family and consumer sciences program leader for the University of Arkansas at Pine …
Oct. 17, the City of Eudora held its third annual breast cancer awareness walk in memory of Angelia Pride. This year’s event was organized by Park and Recreation Director Elijah Jackson Jr. and Dr. Quinda Alexander-Toney. Pride served her community and others when it came to cancer related i…
A team led by Tommy Butts, extension weed scientist for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, will be exploring new ways to manage herbicide-resistant weeds in row rice and traditional flooded field production, thanks to a $324,000 grant.
Early voting has begun at the Chicot County courthouse and will continue Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Oct. 31. Early voting on Monday, Nov. 2 will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Arkansas Game and Fish Commission unanimously voted to approve new changes to Arkansas’s regulations on recreational fishing, commercial fishing and aquaculture.