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EAST Initiative awards grants

Oct 24, 2014 1:10pm

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...

Arkansas fruit program included in second phase of USDA grant

Oct 24, 2014 1:10pm

FAYETTEVILLE — The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture fruit breeding program will expand its participation in the second phase of a USDA-funded research project to apply genetic...

Farm Bill workshops planned across Arkansas

Oct 24, 2014 1:10pm

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas crop producers will have more than a dozen opportunities to get up to speed on the 2014 Farm Bill and its anticipated effects on their operation in more than one dozen free...

Grant gives farmers chance to experiment, expert says

Oct 24, 2014 1:10pm

Ranchers and farmers who want to experiment with a new project or idea to become more productive or profitable may apply for a grant by Nov. 17, according to David Fernandez, Cooperative Extension...

Oak Park slates programs

Oct 24, 2014 12:10pm

Oak Park Elementary School, 3010 S. Orange St., will have a Red Ribbon event and honors program.

The Red Ribbon Week Magic Show will be held Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 12:30 p.m. for 3rd-5th...

Southeast sets assemblies, Red Ribbon celebrations

Oct 24, 2014 12:10pm

Southeast Middle School, 2001 S. Ohio St., will hold honor roll assemblies and Red Ribbon week celebrations. The assemblies will be held Friday, Oct. 31, at 7:40 a.m. for sixth graders and at 8:40...

USDA releases ‘Made in Rural America’ report for Arkansas

Oct 24, 2014 12:10pm

LITTLE ROCK – Lawrence McCullough, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s State Director for Arkansas, recently announced new data highlighting USDA investments in rural Arkansas.

This data...

Church news 10-24-14

Oct 24, 2014 11:10am


First Missionary Baptist Church at Ladd will celebrate the third anniversary of its pastor, Rev. Accie Reynolds Jr., at 3 p.m. Sunday. The guest speaker will be Rev....


Pet of the Week - Roxi

Oct 24, 2014 6:10am

Roxi is the Pine Bluff Animal Control Pet of the Week.

She is an owner surrender, terrier/Chihuahua mix who is about 1 year old. She’s an absolute sweetie pie.

Meet her at Pine Bluff...


Dollarway School Board to receive training from Arkansas education official

Oct 24, 2014 6:10am

The Dollarway School Board will meet with an Arkansas Department of Education official on Tuesday to receive training on budgetary matters and training aimed to prevent the district from sliding...