More than 300 leftover WMA deer hunt permits for Arkansas wildlife management areas will be available for purchase beginning 8 a.m., Wednesday, July 21. These permits cover modern gun, muzzleloader and mobility-impaired hunts that weren’t awarded through the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission…

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Commissioner of State Lands Tommy Land has announced that his office will auction tax-delinquent land in Chicot County on Wednesday, Aug. 4, at 2 p.m. The auction will be held at the Lake Village fire station with registration beginning at 1:30 p.m.

Arkansas growers responded to a global economy beginning to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic with shifting acreage, betting big on corn and pulling back from cotton, according to data from a U.S. Department of Agriculture report released last week.

Arkansas State Troopers will intensify their patrols across 16-thousand miles of Arkansas highway during the upcoming July 4th holiday. The stepped-up patrol presence by state troopers and local law enforcement authorities is part of a statewide Drive Sober or Get Pulled-Over enforcement ope…

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Alex Foundation launched its Girls in STE+AM Monday, June 28 at Central Community Church, Lake Village Library, and the Rodney Angel Sports Complex in Lake Village. Funded by a grant from Entergy Arkansas, Girls in STE+AM was designed to give teenage girls training in STE+AM. STE+AM is a reg…

A new Transitional Care program is coming to rural Arkansas communities thanks to a program facilitated by Arkansas Rural Health Partnership and funded by a three year HRSA Federal Office of Rural Health Policy Rural Health Care Coordination Program grant. 

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture will present a series of online and in-person field days this summer that will display key research and extension programs. The series will kick off with a Cotton Sustainability Field Day in July.

Courthouse Restoration Grants for fiscal year 2022 have been announced by the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program (AHPP), an agency of Arkansas Heritage, and Chicot County is included. 

While the COVID pandemic hasn’t been declared over — and the state is actually seeing the biggest rise in new cases in three months — Chicot County’s active case count has remained in single digits in recent weeks.

As Arkansans plan to enjoy the outdoors during the coming summer months, the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) stressed the importance of taking precautions against ticks and mosquitoes and the diseases they can carry.

Lakeside Middle School’s students from Function of Construction Team and Robo-Kings Team secured two awards at the Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation’s Live Remote VEX Robotics World Championship 2021 that was recognized as the largest online robot championships record hol…

Vegetables grow in raised beds at the Living Learning Center in Lake Village where for years now community members have been gathering to learn how to grow food and decorative plants while also sharing their hard-won lessons.

Growing vegetables in containers is an activity that can bring families joy and the reward of enjoying fresh, tasty vegetables from right outside the door, Shaun Francis, Extension horticulture specialist for the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB), said.

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A 33-year-old Eudora man is injured after apparently being shot while fleeing from police last week, according to a release from Arkansas State Police. 

Each year Chicot County remembers fallen soldiers in the days and weeks leading up to Memorial Day with a display of American flags on the courthouse lawn. Always the last Monday in May, the federal holiday is meant to honor the those who have died while serving in the U.S. military. A natio…

The city of Lake Village is joining the world’s largest service organization, Lions Clubs International. The Lake Village Lions Club will join the more than 46,000 Lions clubs making a difference in communities around the world. The new club is now seeking civic-minded men and women to join …

Phrases such as “carbon markets,” “carbon banking” or “carbon smart agriculture and forestry” may not be familiar, but they are being used to describe a means of addressing climate change that has the potential to significantly impact agriculture.   

State and local law enforcement officers across Arkansas are sending a reminder: Drivers who aren’t already in the habit of using a seat belt need to start. Without it, drivers will be stopped and ticketed. Much worse, someone not buckled-up stands a greater chance of losing their life in a …

Some $300,000 in Environmental Protection Agency money will be coming to Chicot County to help clean up two sites, an old sawmill location in Eudora and a former service station in Lake Village.

Farmers, ranchers and other agricultural producers can now nominate eligible candidates to serve on the Farm Service Agency County Committee. While the nomination period runs from June 15 through Aug. 2, nominations can be taken now.

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Each year, biologists with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission get calls from worried conservation-minded individuals who happen across young, helpless-looking deer, rabbits and birds that have apparently lost their mothers. Moving those animals may be one of the worst things you can do to…

The Lake Village Garden Club held a National Multiple Sclerosis Walk April 24 and members expressed their thanks to everyone who participated. This year’s walk was in memory of Sug McWhorter Borgognoni who was a Lake Village Garden Club president and in honor of current member Karen Keith. A…

A bill introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives may, if it passes, boost conservation efforts across the nation. The Recovering America’s Wildlife Act was reintroduced to the U.S. House of Representatives by Cong. Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Cong. Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE).

Chicot County 4-H held a “Trash Pick-Up” Day April 22 as its monthly community service activity. Youth were split up into two teams with Team 1 picking up 25 pounds of trash and Team 2 picking up 34 pounds of trash. Each team received a trophy that will stay at the Chicot County Extension Of…

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture will offer an online produce safety training workshop May 5-6 to educate fruit and vegetable producers about federal rules.

Kenny Culpepper, president of the Arkansas Funeral Directors Association, and some of his colleagues attend the official signing of HB “House Bill” 1659, also known as The Erave Bill, that was signed into law by Gov. Asa Hutchinson. This bill requires the statewide use of Arkansas’s electron…

Arkansans are being encouraged to clean out their medicine cabinets and bring any unused or expired medications to one of the state’s more than 250 Prescription Drug Take Back Day drop-off locations from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 24.

Drivers are noticing higher prices at the pump thanks to weather-related production disruptions, according to an analysis published Friday by the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.

Governor Asa Hutchinson said Monday that the Arkansas Department of Health had reported 69 new cases of COVID-19 within the state. This put the number of active cases at 1,640 with 156 hospitalized, which was down seven from Sunday. Of those hospitalized, 17 were on ventilators, which was un…

Gov. Asa Hutchinson has lifted the statewide mask mandate. He also announced that all Arkansans 16 and older are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced that USDA is establishing new programs and efforts to bring financial assistance to farmers, ranchers and producers who felt the impact of COVID-19 market disruptions and is dedicating at least $6 billion toward the new programs. 

April 4 is Easter Sunday, a celebration of Jesus’s triumph over death through His resurrection three days after His crucifixion and death on the cross. Christians throughout the community will observe the holiday with family and friends, and many will spend time hunting Easter eggs. Lake Vil…