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April, 2019

  • 17 April

    Rainy Day Funds Allocation

    (LITTLE ROCK)  In other action, the Arkansas Senate voted 35-0 to approve HB1865 that would distribute up to $54.6 million in state surplus funds to several projects and up to $30 million in surplus funds for the governor to spend on projects. The House voted 84-8 to approve identical legislation, SB595. The bills require the state treasurer to set aside ...

  • 17 April

    Deputy Sheriff Gets Charged With Animal Cruelty

    (CONWAY)  A special prosecutor has charged a former Faulkner County sheriff’s deputy with a misdemeanor over the shooting of a small dog. Former Deputy Keenan Wallace was charged Tuesday with cruelty to animals. Wallace was fired over the Jan. 4 shooting in a resident’s yard in Shiloh Estates near Conway.   Wallace is to appear May 6 in Faulkner County ...

  • 17 April

    Humane Society of the Ouachita’s Closed For Training

    (MENA)  The Humane Society of the Ouachita’s will be closed this week due to training taking place. The shelter will reopen on April 21st. If you need to call and leave a message, you can still do that at (479) 394.5682.

  • 17 April

    Mena Prom A Success

    (MENA)  The bright lights, glitzy and glamorous clothes and the action on the dance floor of the University Of Arkansas – Rich Mountain’s Ouachita Center proved to be a great evening for the Mena High School Prom on Saturday evening. The Hollywood themed evening was just a part of the outstanding activities held throughout the area. Students enjoyed a viewing ...

  • 17 April

    Scammers Selling Fake ‘Fido’ Pets to Families

    LITTLE ROCK)  Scam artists are hiding online pretending to sell domestic pets, but instead are taking the consumer’s money without turning over a new fluffy friend. Often, these ads are found on free buy-and-sell websites and use especially endearing photos of the animal they have no intention of sending, or may not even own. “Con artists are scouring the internet ...

  • 17 April

    Lifetime Resident Disabled Veterans License for Hunting and Fishing and Lifetime Duck and Trout Stamp

    (LITTLE ROCK) Governor Asa Hutchinson has signed Senate Bill 397, that creates an Arkansas Game and Fish Commission resident disabled veterans license that includes a lifetime combination hunting and fishing license, a lifetime Arkansas duck stamp and an Arkansas trout stamp. AGFC Director Pat Fitts said the license will double the reach of eligible recipients to over 14,000 disabled veterans. ...

  • 17 April

    Shade Trees on Playgrounds Program Accepting School Applications through May 3

    LITTLE ROCK, AR –  Arkansas Agriculture’s Forestry Commission is now accepting applications for the 2019 Shade Trees on Playgrounds (STOP) program through May 3, for schools needing additional shade on playgrounds. Selected schools will receive five shade trees, mulch, watering supplies, and planting guidelines. Officials with the Arkansas Forestry Commission (AFC) will help plant the trees during a ceremony with ...

  • 17 April

    UA Rich Mountain Machine Tool Continues Winning Streak at SkillsUSA

    (MENA]  The Machine Tool program from the University of Arkansas Rich Mountain claimed yet its fourth victory in a row this week during SkillsUSA competitions held in Hot Springs. Six out of the twelve students from UA Rich Mountain’s Machine Tool program competed this year. Winners for the collegiate program are: Kim Wise – Gold CNC Turning Bailey Turner  – ...

  • 17 April

    Arkansas House Wraps Up 2019 Session

    (LITTLE ROCK) More than 900 bills have been signed into law this session. This General Assembly has reduced taxes, addressed infrastructure needs, increased funding to education, and transformed state government. One of the last bills passed was the amendment to the Revenue Stabilization Act. This outlines the $5.7 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2020. It includes a 2.2% increase in ...

  • 17 April

    Daisy Bates, Johnny Cash Give Arkansas History a Fresh Face

    Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s weekly address: LITTLE ROCK – After three months of hard work that produced historic and much-needed legislation, the 92nd General Assembly has adjourned. Together, we cut taxes. We raised teacher pay. We funded roads and highways, and we passed legislation that will bring more efficiency to state government. But while we were passing laws that will make ...