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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.

Food safety inspections 10-17-14

The Arkansas Department of Health regulates the sale of food at establishments which include restaurants, bars, daycares, schools, grocery stores, convenience stores, bed and breakfast facilities, hotels/motels, mobile units and concession stands. Inspections are made unannounced by environmental health specialists.

Pryor: Obama should do more to address Ebola

LITTLE ROCK — In a news conference Friday, U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., called on President Barack Obama to institute a temporary ban on travel to the U.S. from three Ebola-plagued West African countries and outlined other steps he said are needed to protect Americans from the deadly virus.