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LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission voted today to approve many changes to the Commission’s Code of Regulations, including many wildlife regulations that may impact hunters during the 2020-21 hunting seasons. The proposals were presented to the public through an online survey…

LITTLE ROCK — An Arizona man was sentenced May 21 to 132 months in federal prison for his involvement in a fentanyl conspiracy that took him through Russellville. Cody Hiland, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas, announced that Herbierto Felix Ruiz, 48, was sentenced …

The Crabtree Senior Night and Potluck at the Foursquare Church, normally the last Friday of the month, is cancelled this month.

The Community Action Program for Central Arkansas will close the Winter Regular LiHEAP Assistance Program effective May 29, 2020. The Crisis Program does not currently have a closing date.

Arkansas has entered a “second peak” of recorded infections, Gov. Asa Hutchinson said at his Saturday COVID-19 news conference. The state’s Pandemic Unemployment Assistance payments, and a review of technology to aid in pandemic response was also discussed.

A proposed sales tax special election to support Ozark Health was proposed at the May 21 Van Buren County Quorum Court meeting. Justices also heard, and approved, updates to the county’s employee handbook. A report on county roads included information on damage due to flooding.

I can not believe how fast the time is going by. This year is almost half gone and I have been staying home and enjoying it so much that it will be hard to go back to work. I think after I get started again I will not mind. I don’t want to start back too soon.

The Committee of the Pleasant Grove Cemetery located off of Highway 95 in Scotland, Van Buren County, has decided to cancel the Decoration this year.

‘If you cling to your life, you will lose it; but if you give up your life for me, you will find it.” – Matthew 10:39 (New Living Translation)

In June the Senate Education Committee will hear a report on the effect that public schools have seen due to the recent widespread requests for waivers from education standards.

The Pee Dee Cemetery has canceled all decoration services for May 10, 2020, due to the COVID-19 regulations. The cemetery is being cared for as usual. You can put out new flowers at your own time frame. You can send your donation by mail. Make check payable to Pee Dee Cemetery. Mail check to…

CLINTON — The Clinton City Council reviewed and approved bids for the wireless water meter system at its regular meeting Thursday, May 14. The council also reviewed reopening plans, and the City Hall move onto the courthouse square, as well as hearing reports from department heads.

MAYFLOWER — Despite the challenges of social distancing and rough spring weather conditions, contractors and Arkansas Game and Fish Commission staff completed the first boat lane renovation planned for Craig D. Campbell Lake Conway Reservoir last week.

LITTLE ROCK — It’s farmers’ market season in Arkansas, although this year’s markets are anything but business as usual. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, market managers and vendors have had to rethink their operations to stay in business and consider whether they should open at all this season.

Our local Pizza Hut located at 160 Bone Street has been serving Clinton since the mid seventies. While always residing in its current location the original Pizza Hut building was torn down in 1999 with its current building being constructed in its place at that time.

The Bookmobile visit to Tilly and Zion Hill, originally scheduled for Wednesday, is cancelled.

It is nice to see things open up but scary to think some people will think the crisis is over.

Dear Athletic Support: My family and I live in a state that has had the top 5 highest COVID-19 cases from the start. My daughter’s travel-league softball coach is adamant that we will play even if it means going against our governor’s orders and crossing state lines to do it.

It’s no secret that we are in uncharted waters right now as a society. There is so much fear and uncertainty, yet we see many rising up in the face of this pandemic. When we look at the prophets of old, we have to realize that even today, Elijah the Tishbite has had a profound effect on the …

‘Words. So powerful. They can crush a heart, or heal it. They can shame a soul, or liberate it. They can shatter dreams, or energize them. They can obstruct connection, or invite it. They can create defenses, or melt them. We have to use words wisely,” Jeff Brown.

Disruptions in the food supply chain affect more than the quantity of products on the grocery store shelves. They have forced Arkansas cattlemen and farmers to make financial decisions today that will affect the supply and demand of food over the coming months and years.

LITTLE ROCK — With turkey hunting season wrapped up, deer and waterfowl hunting season may look like a million years away, but there’s another spring season that gives Arkansas hunters plenty of reasons to be excited. Arkansas’s squirrel season opens May 15, and for those who enjoy chasing t…

FLIPPIN – A walleye that could top 9 pounds was all that was keeping Roger Pyzocha from claiming catches in all eight of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Master Angler Program categories, but it was proving elusive these past couple of years. Finally, after a few near misses on the we…

MORRILTON – Registration at the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton for the summer and fall is now underway. All summer classes will take place online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. During this time, the college has worked tirelessly to transition the registration process to…

Can you believe it is May 8 and they tell us we may have a frost tonight. That will be hard on gardens and all of the beautiful flowers in bloom. Maybe it will not be a killing frost.

Exercise classes, quilting, the regular monthly meeting and benefit Italian Dinner and bingo are all cancelled at the EHC building in Rupert.

We are told to come to the stone, be a stone and live inside those stones. Some might say that Peter or Petros (meaning Rock) was obsessed with stones. He told us that we had to come to the living stone. Come and let Him build you into the house he is trying to build. To be that stone like H…

‘Motherhood is amazing. And then it is really hard. And then it is incredible. And then it is everything in between. So, hold onto the good, breathe through the bad, and welcome the wildest and most wonderful ride of your life.”

Arkansas is gradually opening up businesses and public activities, under careful monitoring by public health officials to avoid bringing on a second wave of the coronavirus.

Scarberry Insurance has Susan Scarberry leading the way in providing a hands on approach to navigating the health insurance market. With over 30 years experience and being your home town agent since 1989 Susan brings an abundance of experience stretching over a time period when we have seen …

LITTLE ROCK — During the April 23 meeting of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, commissioners heard the proposal of 100 regulations changes to wildlife and fishing codes. During the course of that meeting four of the proposals saw modifications or were tabled to not be included in this y…