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Wildlife refuge renamed in Bumpers’ honor

ST. CHARLES — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Friday officially renamed the White River National Wildlife Refuge to the Dale Bumpers White River National Wildlife Refuge in a ceremony honoring the former Arkansas governor and four-term U.S. senator.

Police arrest burglary suspect

A reported residential burglary in the 800 block of West Barraque Street on Friday afternoon led to the arrest of a man who police say was identified by witnesses as the person who broke into the house.

Deadline nears for financial help for conservation

Historically underserved producers in Arkansas’s 48 StrikeForce counties have until May 16 to submit applications to be considered for financial assistance to implement conservation practices through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) for the 2014 program year. Applicants can sign up at their local USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) field service center.