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USDA Announces $16 Billion For Farmers

Sonny Purdue

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture will take several actions to assist farmers in response to trade damage from unjustified retaliation and trade disruption. President Trump directed Secretary Perdue to craft a relief strategy to support American agricultural producers while the Administration continues to work on free, fair, and reciprocal trade deals to open more markets in the long run to help American farmers compete globally.

AGFC Advises To Stay Off Arkansas River

Flooding Dam Release

LITTLE ROCK — Memorial Day weekend is synonymous with fun in the sun, fishing, and enjoying time on the water, but the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is warning everyone to steer clear of the Arkansas River this year, due to the massive amount of water being released from reservoirs throughout Oklahoma that have nearly reached capacity from spring rainfall.

Double Credit For Filling Sand Bags

Judge Chris Carnahan

Faulkner County and Conway District Court Judge Chris Carnahan has announced that anyone who is on misdemeanor probation or owes community work service to the Faulkner County District Court can receive double credit for helping Faulkner County fill sandbags in anticipation of Arkansas River flooding.

CAPCA Commodities Distribution


Today sees the Community Action Program for Central Arkansas distributing commodities in White County.

Distribution is from 8:15 – 11:30am this morning at the A-J Baker National Guard Armory, 3105 South Main Street in Searcy.

USPS The Service That Never Sleeps


On Monday, May 27, the country will mark the Memorial Day national holiday.  Post Offices nationwide will be closed that day, but we are reminding customers that the U.S. Postal Service never stops working – even on a holiday.  We continue to collect, process, sort, and transport mail 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

ASU-Beebe Vanguard Discovery Camps

Vanguard Discovery Camp

Vanguard Discovery Camp at Arkansas State University-Beebe offers STEM focused summer learning and fun starting in June.

Designed for students entering the fourth through eighth grades, Vanguard Discovery Camp offers a series of fun, hands-on, engaging, and challenging courses in science, engineering, technology, and math (STEM) fields. New for 2019, Vanguard Discovery Camp offers a “Young Engineers” camp session on the Searcy campus, aimed at students entering ninth through eleventh grades.

ASU Heritage Sites Receives Two Grants


JONESBORO – Arkansas State University’s Heritage Sites has been awarded two grants totaling $638,050 from the Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council for preservation projects in the Dyess Colony Circle, part of the Historic Dyess Colony: Johnny Cash Boyhood Home, and at the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center in Piggott.

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