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Duck Boat Capsizes On Missouri Lake

Duck Boat Accident

Missouri divers recovered two more bodies Friday morning, bringing the death toll to 13 after a duck boat capsized on a Branson-area lake hours earlier, officials said. Four other people remain missing.

Some of the dead were children, officials said.

At least seven people — four adults and three children — were hospitalized after the tragedy on Table Rock Lake, said Brandei Clifton, a spokeswoman for the Cox Medical Center Branson. Two adults were in critical condition and others were being treated for minor injuries, officials said.     MORE

Summer Utility Assistance Program Now Open


The Community Action Program for Central Arkansas and Northcentral Arkansas Development Council summer utility assistance program opened on July 2nd.

The LIHEAP Summer Utility Assistance Program is for electric only.

For more information contact the CAPCA office in Cleburne, Faulkner and White Counties.

In Faulkner County, please call 501-329-3891 or visit 707 Robins St., Suite 700, Conway, AR 72034.

In Cleburne County, please call 877-699-6924 or visit 305 W. Searcy St., Heber Springs, AR 72543.

In White County, please call 501-279-2015 or visit 1132 Benton St., Searcy, AR 72143.

For more information contact the NADC in Fulton, Independence, Izard, Sharp and Stone Counties.

In Fulton County please call 870-895-3628

In Independence County please call 870-793-5765

In Izard County please call 870-368-4329

In Sharp County please call 870-994-7353

In Stone County please call 870-269-4381


Summer Food Service Program

summer meals

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) ensures that low-income children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. This summer, USDA plans to serve more than 200 million free meals to children 18 years and under at approved SFSP sites.

Help us ensure that no child goes hungry this summer.


District Farm Families Of The Year Named

Farm Family Of The Year

The eight district winners in the 71st annual Arkansas Farm Family of the Year Program have been selected, representing the diversity of Arkansas agriculture, the state’s largest industry.

Among the district winners are: Lonoke County’s Chris and Judy Isbell, of England, in the East Central District. The family raises rice on 3,000 acres. The Isbell’s rice production focuses on a variety of rice grown specifically for the making of sake. They have two children, Whitney and Mark; Van Buren County’s Jared and Lacey Standridge, of Dennard, in the North Central District. The Standridges operate Hartsugg Cattle Company where they raise longhorn cattle for lease, beef cattle and show cattle. They have three children, Sydney, Sam and Shelby; and Conway County’s Travis and Valerie Sims, of Center Ridge, in the Western District. Travis and Valerie have four broiler houses and raise an average of 594,000 birds per year for Tyson. They also raise cattle. The Sims have two children, Will and Cordell.

The district winners will be judged next month to determine a state winner to be announced December 6th at the Farm Family of the Year luncheon in North Little Rock.   MORE

Give The Gift Of Life

blood donations

The American Red Cross has a critical need for O Negative Blood Donors. O negative blood is used when there is no time to determine blood type.

In order to donate you must be in good health, 17 years of age or older and weigh at least 110 pounds.

Benefits of Donating include: It feels great to donate! You get free juice and delicious cookies.  It’s something you can spare – most people have blood to spare… yet, there is still not enough to go around. You will help ensure blood is on the shelf when needed – most people don’t think they’ll ever need blood, but many do. You will be someone’s hero – in fact, you could help save more than one life with just one donation.   MORE

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