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Drunk Driving Campaign Underway

Drive Sober
(LITTLE ROCK) – As the Labor Day holiday period approaches, Arkansans will begin to see to see more law enforcement officers patrolling streets and highways prepared to arrest drunk drivers.
Starting this week the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will partner with Arkansas State Police, county sheriff’s offices, and local police departments during the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over mobilization which will continue through Labor Day (September 2nd).  Statewide and national advertising that explains the dangers of driving impaired, coupled with the stepped-up DWI enforcement, are part of a plan designed to improve highway safety by going on the offensive against drunk driving.     MORE

School Bus Safety Campaign

Flashing Red Kids Ahead

LITTLE ROCK —In just a few short weeks, more than 6,000 school buses will begin sharing the roadways with motorists, meaning school bus safety will again be a priority. To encourage all drivers to obey traffic laws, especially around school buses, the Arkansas Department of Education, Arkansas Association of Pupil Transportation, and Arkansas School Bus Mechanics Association are launching the seventh annual Flashing Red. Kids Ahead. school bus safety campaign.

This one-month campaign reminds drivers that it is illegal to pass stopped school buses when their red lights are flashing, as students are getting on and off the bus. In April, Arkansas school bus drivers reported 884 instances of motorists illegally passing stopped school buses in one day. Twelve of those instances occurred on the right side of the bus, where students enter and leave the bus.      MORE

LiHEAP Summer Utility Assistance Program

Liheap - Winter

The Community Action Program for Central Arkansas and the Northcentral Arkansas Development Council will begin the Summer Regular and Crisis LiHEAP Utility Assistance Program Monday, July 8th.

This will be for electric services ONLY.

CAPCA applications will be taken Monday, Tuesday and Wednesdays between the hours of 8:15 to 11:00am and 1:15 to 3:30pm. NADC Applications will be taken on Monday’s, Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s between 8:00am and 4:00pm.

Applicants are seen on a first come first serve basis. All interested applicants must provide proof of all household income for the previous month for all household members 18 years of age or older. You must have a copy of your utility bill and a valid state or government issued ID.

APPLICANTS APPLYING FOR CRISIS MUST HAVE A DISCONNECT OR SHUT-OFF NOTICE.

For more information in Faulkner County, please contact, our CAPCA Administrative office at (501) 329-3891 ext. 2134 or at 707 Robins St. Suite 700 in Conway.

In Cleburne County, please contact the CAPCA office at (877) 699-6924 or at 305 W. Searcy St. in Heber Springs.

In White County, please contact the CAPCA office at (501) 279-2015 or at 1132 Benton St. in Searcy.

In Independence County, please contact the NADC office at 550 S. 9th Street in Batesville or Call 870-793-5765.

In Izard County, please contact the NADC office at 703 Main Street in Melbourne or Call 870-368-4329.

In Sharp County, please contact the NADC office at 103 Highway 62 West in Ash Flat or Call  870-994-7353.

In Stone County, please contact the NADC office  at 210 School Avenue in Mountain View or Call 870-269-4381.

In Fulton County, please contact the NADC office at 146 Pickren Street in Salem or Call 870-895-3628.

2019 District Farm Families Of The Year Named

Farm Family Of The Year

The eight district winners in the 72nd annual Arkansas Farm Family of the Year Program have been selected, representing the diversity of Arkansas agriculture, the state’s largest industry.

The district winners will now be judged to determine a state winner to be announced Dec. 6 at the Farm Family of the Year luncheon at the Wyndham Hotel in North Little Rock.

The District Farm Families of the Year are:

  • I.F. Anderson Farms Inc. of Lonoke (Lonoke County) in the East Central District. James Neal Anderson and his wife Kaye own and operate I.F. Anderson Fish Farms with their son James Neal Anderson Jr. They operate 3,300 water acres and raise baitfish such as Golden Shiners, Fathead Minnows and Goldfish. James and Kaye also have a daughter, Katie.

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Getting Smart But Acting Foolishly

Arkansas Activities Association

We communicate on smart phones, drive smart cars, make purchases using smart cards and even drink smart water. But, really, how smart are we?

Between college admission and internet privacy scandals, sexual misconduct investigations, stolen trade secrets and the growing concern about how we communicate and connect with each other, technology seems to be outpacing our
capacity to understand the most responsible way to use it.

In other words, how are tomorrow’s leaders being groomed to make decisions that provide the perspective, balance and strength of character that today’s advanced world needs?      MORE

Arkansas Motorist Proper Lane Usage Law

State Law STKR
The Arkansas Department of Transportation is installing signs across the State to remind motorists of an existing law that prevents vehicles from continuous travel in the left lane of a multilane roadway whenever it impedes the flow of other traffic, according to Department officials.
ARDOT crews are currently installing yellow “State Law” signs directly above all “Slower Traffic Keep Right” signs already in place on applicable multi-lane highways. Approximately 600 of the new “ State Law” signs have been produced and crews are currently posting them.
Arkansas Code 27-51-301 states that motor vehicles shall not be operated continuously in the left lane of a multilane roadway whenever it impedes the flow of other traffic.    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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