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EQIP grant deadline approaches

Arkansas farmers and landowners have until Nov. 21 to sign up for financial assistance through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) for the 2015 year, said Henry English, head of the Small Farm Program at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.

EAST Initiative awards grants

LITTLE ROCK – The EAST Initiative will award more than $4,000 in advanced technical training to two EAST Core schools for educational STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) projects — including one in Star City.

Risk of osteoporosis influenced by many factors

It’s all in the name: osteo, meaning “bone,” and porosis, meaning “a porous condition” – bones in a porous condition. Osteoporosis is a thinning of the bones that occurs over time. The condition affects tens of millions of Americans, and although both genders are susceptible, women with the condition outnumber men four to one, most often in post-menopausal women due to the loss of the hormone estrogen. It is estimated that more than one million bone fractures each year result from osteoporosis, and many who suffer these fractures never fully recover.