Mainline Eudora Medical Center to host health fair

Mainline Eudora Medical Center will celebrate National Community Health Center Week on Tuesday with a health fair from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. The clinic, located 579 East Beouff Street in Eudora, will provide free health screenings, healthy snacks and free school supplies.The event is part of a national campaign to raise awareness about the mission and accomplishments of America’s community health care centers.

State’s 3rd annual sales tax holiday is this weekend

Arkansas’ third annual sales tax holiday is August 3 and August 4. Between 12:01 a.m. on August 3 and 11:59 p.m. on August 4, retail stores will not charge sales taxes on purchases of school supplies, clothing and footwear costing less than $100. 

Thai cooking, floral design are new community ed courses at UAM

Non-credit courses in topics ranging from Thai Cooking to Basics of Floral Design will be offered this fall by the University of Arkansas at Monticello’s Department of Community Education. “We have a lot of exciting new classes for the fall semester,” said Memorie Dickson, program coordinator. 

UAM sets dates for fall admission, orientation, registration

The University of Arkansas at Monticello has announced registration dates for the fall semester at its campuses in Monticello, Crossett and McGehee. The priority deadline to apply for admission for the fall term is August 12, according to Mary Whiting, director of admissions. The final date for processing applications for admissions is August 21. 

Bids awarded for road projects in Bradley and Desha counties

The Arkansas State Highway Commission has accepted bids for road projects in Bradley and Desha counties. In Bradley County, the commission accepted a $223,431 bid from C&F Construction Company Inc. of Smackover to resurface 1.48 miles of West Pine Street in Warren. In Desha County, a $239,473 bid was accepted from R. Thompson Inc. of Hamburg to rehabilitate and resurface 0.8 miles of Thompson Street and 5th Avenue in McGehee. 

Bill Halter drops out of governor’s race

Gubernatorial candidate Bill Halter announced today that he is withdrawing from the Democratic primary for governor. In an announcement on his web site he said he wanted to avoid a divisive primary and help unite the Democratic Party. “…  since we announced our gubernatorial campaign, another strong candidate has entered the primary election, and in order to avoid a divisive primary and to help unite the Democratic Party, I am ending my campaign for Governor,” Halter … Continued

Warren swimmers qualify for Junior Olympics

These Warren Waves Swimmers qualified for Junior Olympics held in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Seated left to right: Cade Cobb, Miles Hargraves, Victoria O’Neill, Landon Ashcraft, Reed Wardlaw, J.J. Kitchens, Mason Wardlaw, Richard O’Neill, and Maddie Anders. Middle row: Kristen Best, Cameron Cobb, Hayley Cooper, Josie Smith, Kaylee Jo Mann, Junior Pacheco, Josh McClain, and McKenzie Baldwin. Standing: Coach Tim Whitney, Logan Ashcraft, Kevin Cortez, Coach Julian Gonzalez, and Coach T.J. Files.

Suspected burglar, thief apprehended in Camden

A Crossett woman who was sought for allegedly stealing several thousand dollars worth of property in Ashley County was located Thursday by Camden police. Brittney Lexan McNeil, wanted for residential burglary and theft of property, was in a vehicle stolen in Ashley County when she and Ariel Henderson were apprehended by Camden police, according to the Ashley County Sheriff’s office. 

UAM Small Business & Technology Center assists BCEDC

The Bradley County Economic Development Corporation has a new fully functioning website thanks in part to training provided by the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center at the University of Arkansas at Monticello.