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February, 2019

  • 6 February

    Bearcat Band members place in the All State Concert Band

          The Mena Bearcat Band recognizes two members who made the All State Concert Band.  Director Charles Morgan proudly stated, “Fisher Neufeld is the best high school jazz pianist in the state of Arkansas.”   Neufeld placed 1st band, 1st chair in the All State Jazz Band and Christopher Thompson placed in the All State Concert Band 3rd chair ...

  • 6 February

    It’s Time to Have Fun at the February Cash Mob

    With several chilly or overcast dreary days behind us and predictions for more, it is time to brighten up the day with the “Triple A” themed Cash Mob this month.  This doesn’t mean the group will be waiting for the tow truck:  As the annual Academy Awards will be held later this month in Hollywood, the Mob will have the ...

  • 6 February

    2019 AR Public Safety Act proposed to address Arkansas’ 911 system

    Members of the County Judges’ Association of Arkansas (CJAA), The Hon. Sen. Jason Rapert, and The Hon. Rep. Michelle Gray announced on Monday the intent to file The Arkansas Public Safety Act of 2019. The bill is multi-pronged to effectively promote the welfare and safety of the residents of Arkansas. “The 2019 Arkansas Public Safety Act is a comprehensive bill ...

  • 6 February

    Polk County Extension set to offer new Master Gardener classes

    Do you love gardening? Are you service oriented? The Polk County Extension Education Center will have a “Meet and Greet” at the Extension Education Center on February 21stbeginning at 6:00PM. They will discuss what being a master gardener is and when the new Master Gardener class will begin. A new class is looking to begin in March. So just what ...

  • 6 February

    UA Little Rock announces fall 2018 Dean’s List honorees

    The University of Arkansas at Little Rock announces students who have made the Dean’s List for the fall 2018 semester, recognizing more than 900 students whose academic performances have been superior at the end of the semester. To be on the Dean’s List, UA Little Rock students must earn at least nine credit hours and maintain at least a 3.5 ...

  • 6 February

    Keep Arkansas Beautiful announces statewide K-5 student contest

    CALL FOR ENTRIES The Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission (KAB) invites students in grades kindergarten through fifth to put their creativity on paper and enter this year’s Great American Cleanup in Arkansas Youth Poster Contest. Entries are due Friday, March 1. Entry rules are available at http://bit.ly/KABContest. Each year, KAB hosts the youth poster contest as part of the Keep America Beautiful™ Great American ...

  • 6 February

    1 Fatality, 4 Injured in a car accident in Howard County

    In the early morning hours of Sunday the 3rd a fatal crash was reported in Howard County on state highway 84 north of Umpire. According to the Arkansas State Police report five people were injured in the crash. 3 are unnamed minors. Rachel Norman, age 19, of Wickes was pronounced deceased on the scene by the Howard County Coroner John ...

  • 6 February

    Legislation To Cut concealed Carry Fee

    Governor Asa Hutchinson’s desk will soon receive new legislation which would cut the cost of license fees for carrying a concealed handgun in half. In a 70-18 vote on Monday the Arkansas House approved the proposal to cut the initial filing fee for a concealed handgun from $100 to $50. The legislation would also cut the license renewal fee from ...

  • 6 February

    It’s Time to Have Fun at the February Cash Mob

    With several chilly or overcast dreary days behind us and predictions for more, it is time to brighten up the day with the “Triple A” themed Cash Mob this month.  This doesn’t mean the group will be waiting for the tow truck:  As the annual Academy Awards will be held later this month in Hollywood, the Mob will have the ...

  • 6 February

    James Earl Turner passes League Certification program

    The Arkansas Municipal League congratulates James Earl Turner, who has maintained his status as a Certified Municipal Official through the League’s Voluntary Certified Continuing Education Program. The certified municipal officials were honored at the League’s 2019 Winter Conference, held Jan. 16-18 in Little Rock. Numerous municipal officials representing cities and towns from across the state completed 21 hours of study ...