Residents of nine Arkansas counties, including Jefferson, can register for disaster assistance anytime online. Recovery officials said phone lines will maintain regular hours during the July 4 weekend.
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The Pine Bluff-Jefferson County Economic Opportunities Commission will accept applications for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program starting Monday, July 6, until all the funds are gone.
As cattle ranchers and other growers continue to struggle with the fallout from weeks of flooding in central and southwest Arkansas, row crop farmers along the state’s eastern border brace for likely flooding and crop loss as the Mississippi River continues to swell toward flood stage.
Imagination Library in Jefferson County organizers are planning a “Two Years On” celebration, according to Linda F. Bateman, executive director of YouthPartners.
The Greater Faith Ministry at Altheimer is participating in the USDA Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children free and are the same for all children without discrimination at three locations Monday through Friday.
Parents As Teachers group connection will meet at 11:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday, July 6, at the Arkansas River Education Service Cooperative, 912 W. Sixth Ave. The topic will be “Baby Bytes: Computers and Your Toddler Safety.”
The Central Park Neighborhood Watch Group will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 7, at Immanuel Baptist Church, 16th Avenue and Hickory Street. All residents are welcomed to attend.
The Central Arkansas Development Council will begin accepting applications for the summer regular Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program utility assistance, starting Monday, July 6.
In the wake of several major weather events throughout the spring, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service said it will resurvey four states, including Arkansas, Texas, Kansas and Missouri.
The University of Arkansas at Monticello Board of Visitors will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, July 9, in the administration building at the UAM College of Technology-McGehee. The meeting is open to the public. Details: Jim Brewer at 870-460-1274.