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Tonya McKenzie from Chicot County Extension Office in Lake Village did Healthy Eats recently at the Eudora library. She served whole wheat, pita bread, and bagels, and she talked about “It’s a Sandwich,” by Robert L. Dayff and Patricia McKissack. McKenzie also let the children create their o…

Eudora City Council has appointed Jonathan Patrick the acting mayor until a special election can be held for the remainder of former Mayor Travis Collins’s term. Collins resigned last week after pleading no contest to two misdemeanor counts in Chicot County Circuit Court in Lake Village.

Lake Village City Council gathered Tuesday, Oct. 1 and passed Ordinance 04-19, which allowed city employee Dominique Toney to also serve as city clerk.

Lake Village Police Department Captain Bob Graham is Chicot County’s Outstanding Law Enforcement Office of the Year, according to Attorney General Leslie Rutledge.

The “store and hold” strategy employed by many rice growers in 2018 has finally paid off as rice prices rallied in 2019, hinging largely on record prevented planting acreage and general uncertainty about the year’s crop size.

Senior Rakyah Sykes is crowned Lakeside High School’s 2019 Homecoming Queen. The annual event was held Friday, Sept. 27. The evening started out with a parade down Main Street which was followed by the presentation of the Homecoming Court at the Beavers football field. The final score at the…

On Monday, Sept. 30 Eudora Mayor Travis Collins pled no contest to two misdemeanor counts in Chicot County Circuit Court in Lake Village. As a result of this plea, Collins has resigned from his positions as mayor and as board member of Lakeside School District, according to city hall’s Jonat…

Fifteen people, mostly from Chicot County, are in custody after federal and state authorities made numerous arrests Tuesday morning.

Taking the first steps toward improved fitness may be as easy as registering for the fall edition of Walk Across Arkansas, a program that rang up an estimated quarter million dollars in healthcare savings during its eight-week run in the spring.

Construction has started on the new 100 MW solar farm north of Lake Village. Once completed the farm will sit on 700 acres. It will tie with other solar farms under construction in Arkansas as the largest in the state.

On Sept. 11, 2001, the nation mourned as terrorists slammed hijacked airplanes into the Twin Towers in New York, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and into a lonely field. This was an event that cut deep into the heart of America. Few forget where they were or what they were doing that day.

Chicot County Judge Mack Ball Jr. recently signed a proclamation naming September 2019 as Drive the Great River Road Month. This proclamation serves as an invitation to all Americans and visitors from around the world to experience America’s greatest drive.

Improvements to State Highway 160 between Chicot Junction and Portland require temporary lane closures and detours, according to Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) officials.

Lake Village Fire Department was called to Charlie Mae’s restaurant Thursday, Sept. 12 for an accidental fire caused by some electrical issues, according to Fire Chief Sammy Angel. The business suffered moderate damage but the flames were out just in time for the department to respond to a m…

Lake Village City Council met last week and discussion ranged from the condition of sports jerseys to taxes and from appointments to door-to-door sales companies.

The Lakeside football team huddles up at the Meet the Beavers pep-rally event last week. The marching band performs for the teams while cheerleaders bring the team spirit.

The Association of Arkansas Counties (AAC) awarded its annual safety awards during the AAC’s 51st annual conference, held Aug. 21-23 in Hot Springs.

In 1895 over 100 Italian families, arrived at the renowned Sunnyside Plantation in Lake Village. This was the initial event to establish the first Italian Colony in the United States.

When the University of Arkansas Razorbacks take the field against Portland State in Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium Aug. 31, they’ll be hitting the gridiron on new grass.

Flood waters are simultaneously a blessing and a curse for producers, Dr. David Fernandez, Extension livestock specialist and interim assistant dean of academic programs for the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences, said. After flood…

The Aztecas Soccer Organization in Eudora has hosted home soccer games this year at the city park. The teams utilized the soccer field for practice during the week and Saturday for game days. City Parks and Recreation Director Elijah Jackson said, “It has been a pleasure working with the org…

Lake Chicot takes on a whole new look due to the drawdown. One of the drawbacks to the lower water levels is that the community can see just how much garbage has accumulated under the docks such as this one that has a lawn chair, several pieces of some kind of equipment, and a toilet underne…

As the Labor Day holiday period approaches, Arkansans will begin to see more law enforcement officers patrolling streets and highways prepared to arrest drunk drivers.

Two American Legion posts in Chicot County are seeking new members after a recent act opened membership in the organization to even more veterans.

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…