Monthly Archives: November 2018

Prairie County Arrests

As of Wednesday, Nov. 28, the Prairie County Sheriff’s Department currently has 56 individuals in custody on both felony and/or misdemeanor charges at the Prairie County Detention Center, located in Des Arc.

Recent additions include — zero female for felony, zero female on a misdemeanor, two males on misdemeanor zero male for felony– charges.     MORE

The Top 25 Retailers With Best Overall Customer Experience Are…

An 86-year-old Danish brand came out on top for the second consecutive year when it comes to providing a great overall customer experience.

The Lego Store led the retail pack, with a Reputation Score of 695 in’s 2018 Retail Reputation Report, which reveals the retailers most trusted by consumers to deliver a great overall customer experience. The average industry score for retailers in 2018 was 538 on a scale of 1,000. (The Reputation Score is a comprehensive index of a company’s digital presence and on-site customer experience, and is calculated based on factors reflect consumers’ opinions about their search and in-store experience.)

Trader Joe’s was a close second, with a score of 690, followed by Nordstrom (673), Wegmans (664), Barnes & Noble and REI (both at 663).     MORE

Sam’s Club Planning To Build Corporate Childcare Facility

Bentonville retailer Sam’s Club is moving forward with its plan to provide corporate employees with a rare but sought-after perk.

The company plans to build for its working parents an employer-sponsored childcare facility near its Bentonville headquarters.

Sam’s Club, which operates as the warehouse club subsidiary of Walmart Inc., has filed a large-scale development plan for the project with the city. The planning commission is scheduled to consider the building, which is being called the Sam’s Club Kids’ Club, at its regular Dec. 4 meeting.     MORE

Committee Approves Draft Regulation For Dicamba Use In 2019

The Pesticide Committee of the Arkansas Agriculture Department’s State Plant Board met Nov. 26 to discuss changes to the current rules regarding the use of dicamba herbicide in Arkansas during the 2019 growing season.
The Pesticide Committee approved a draft regulation for dicamba applications in Arkansas that, if approved by the full board, will permit limited use with buffer zones up to June 15.
This proposed regulation would allow for post-emergence applications on dicamba-tolerant crops from April 16 to June 15 with
a one-mile buffer zone for University and USDA research stations, organic crops and commercially grown specialty crops.  MORE

This Is This Year’s Most Wanted Holiday Gift

There’s gonna be a lot of green under Christmas trees this year.

Most people simply want money for the holidays, according to a new Zelle survey. The person-to-person mobile payment service surveyed 500 people about what their holiday gifting looks like, and found that most (58%) would prefer getting money, because they can spend it on whatever they want. And half (49%) of gift givers are happy to oblige by doling out dough, with 51% of those doing so admitting it’s because “cash is easy.”

Krissy Nunis, an 18-year-old student in Denton, Texas, is asking for money to put toward a large black and gray moth tattoo that she wants to ink on her arm, which will run about $125 with tip.    MORE

A-State Receives Grant From ARDOT For Multi-Use Path

JONESBORO – Arkansas State University received a $450,000 grant from the Arkansas Department of Transportation (ArDOT) under the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP), which will fund the second phase of a planned campus-wide multi-use path.

The ArDOT grant under TAP is an 80-20 matching program, and was part of more than $8 million announced earlier this week across the state of Arkansas.

“We are thankful to have the support of ArDOT to complete this portion of our campus master transportation plan,” Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration Dr. Len Frey said.  “It will allow us to complete work on the trail started under a similar ArDOT grant that we opened this past summer.”    MORE

Wind Ensemble’s Holiday Concert To Benefit Food Bank

JONESBORO – The Arkansas State University Wind Ensemble is collaborating with the Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas to present a Holiday Concert Sunday, Dec. 2, beginning at 2 p.m. in Fowler Center’s Riceland Hall, 201 Olympic Dr.

Admission to the concert will be a non-perishable food item or monetary donation.  Staff from the Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas will be present before and after the concert to receive donations from those attending the concert.

Dr. Timothy Oliver, director of bands and conductor of the A-State Wind Ensemble says, “The holiday season and music are intertwined.  During this season of giving, we welcome the opportunity to collaborate with the Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas to present this concert to start the holiday season and to help members of our community.”

The Wind Ensemble will perform a wide variety of holiday music including “Ukrainian Bell Carol,” “Russian Christmas Music,” “White Christmas” featuring vocalist Matthew Carey, assistant professor of music, “The Eighth Candle,” two medleys of popular Christmas songs, and “Sleigh Ride.”

For more details about this concert or any other A-State music event, one may contact the Music Department at (870) 972-2094.

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