Arkansas creates Office of Outdoor Recreation

Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced this week that he is opening the Office of Outdoor Recreation to coordinate awareness, opportunity, and stewardship of Arkansas’s outdoors. “We live in one of the most beautiful places on earth, and you don’t have to look far in any...
Even “singles” need estate plans

Even “singles” need estate plans

  If you don’t have a spouse or children, you might think you don’t need to do much estate planning. But if you have any assets, any familial connections, any interest in supporting charitable groups – not to mention a desire to control your own future – you do...

McGehee family is District Farm Family of Year

Layne Miles and his wife, Ryane of McGehee have been named the District Farm Family of the Year for the Southeast District of Arkansas, according to an Arkansas Farm Bureau news release announcing the eight district winners. Layne and Ryane Miles farm 10,700 acres...

Hutchinson creates cyber advisory council

Gov. Asa Hutchinson has created the Arkansas Cyber Advisory Council to identify and manage the risk of cyberattacks and to enhance the state’s response to threats and attacks. “The hacks of the Colonial pipeline and JBS Foods were an urgent reminder that...
Academic Challenge Scholarship deadline, July 1

Academic Challenge Scholarship deadline, July 1

The deadline to apply for the Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship is July 1. The scholarship provides tuition assistance to traditional and non-traditional students attending universities and two-year colleges – both public and private – in the state. Freshman...
Even “singles” need estate plans

Discuss financial goals with your family

  June is Effective Communications Month. And it’s a good idea to recognize the importance of good communications because it plays a role in almost every aspect of living – including your finances. You’ll want to clearly communicate your financial goals to your...
Monticello’s 2021 Movies in the Park schedule

Monticello’s 2021 Movies in the Park schedule

The City of Monticello is hosting a free family movie series this summer at McCloy Park. The summer movie series runs from May 14 through August 13, from 8 p.m. until 10 p.m. There is no admission charge. Movie Schedule May 14 – Trolls May 28 – The Fox and...
Even “singles” need estate plans

First-time homebuyer? Follow these steps

  Is homeownership a goal of yours? It does offer some benefits, in addition to meeting your basic need for shelter. The equity you build in your home can be a valuable financial asset, and you may get to deduct your interest payments on your taxes. But if you’re...

2021 County Farm Families of the Year named

County families for the 74th annual Arkansas Farm Family of the Year program have been selected. The families will be visited by a set of judges to determine eight district winners, who will be announced June 15. The state Farm Family of the Year will be announced in...
Even “singles” need estate plans

More relief in sight for business owners

  If you own a business that’s been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, you may have received some type of aid from the government – or maybe not. But in either case, some new opportunities for assistance may interest you. President Biden signed legislation...
McGehee woman killed in U.S. 278 wreck in Drew County

Driver dies in crash in Lake Village

  A Springdale driver died early Thursday morning in a head-on collision on U.S. 65 in Lake Village. Colby P. Ebarb, 21, of Springdale was traveling north on U.S. 65 in Lake Village near the Chicot County Medical Center when the 2016 Nissan Frontier he was...