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  • HEAVY RAIN AND THUNDERSTORMS MOVED OVER NORTH ARKANSAS  SATURDAY NIGHT AND EARLY SUNDAY MORNING. HIGH WIND IS TO BLAME FOR POWER OUTAGES IN SOME AREAS.  ACCORDING TO ENTERGY ARKANSAS, A POWER LINE BTWEEN BLACK ROCK AND POWHATAN AS DOWNED, CAUSING POWER OUTAGES IN BOTH COMMUNITIES.  OTHER SCATTERED OUTAGES WERE ALSO REPORTED. NO MAJOR PROPERTY DAMAGE OCCURED. 

  • BLYTHEVILLE IS TRANSFORMING A DECOMMISSIONED AIR FORCE BASE INTO A COLD WAR MUSEUM. THE ARKANSAS BUSINESS REPORTS THE CITY PUBLICIZED PLANS IN LATE APRIL TO BUILD THE BLYTHEVILLE AIR FORCE BASE NATIONAL COLD WAR MUSEUM ON THE SITE OF THE FORMER STRATEGIC AIR COMMAND BASE THAT SHUT DOWN IN 1992. BLYTHEVILLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR LIZ SMITH SAYS SUPPORTERS OF THE MUSEUM PROJECT ARE FEELING THE TYPE OF NOSTALGIA AND ZEAL THAT HAVE INSPIRED OTHER COLD WAR MUSEUMS IN THE U.S. AND OVERSEAS. SMITH ADDED THAT A CAPITAL FUND DRIVE IS IN PROGRESS, WITH AN OBJECTIVE OF  RAISING $20 MILLION. THE CITY'S AIMING TO HAVE A SMALL EXHIBIT IN OPERATION BY FALL. INTERACTIVE DISPLAYS, TWO AIRCRAFT AND A RENOVATED ALERT FACILITY ARE PART OF THE COMPLETE PLAN.

  • THE ARKANSAS AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT (AAD) IS NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2019 ARKANSAS CENTURY FARM PROGRAM. THIS PROGRAM IDENTIFIES ARKANSAS FAMILIES WHO HAVE OWNED AND FARMED THE SAME LAND FOR AT LEAST 100 YEARS. THERE IS NO COST TO APPLY. TO QUALIFY, ARKANSAS FARMS MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA: THE SAME FAMILY MUST HAVE OWNED THE FARM FOR 100 YEARS BY DEC. 31, 2019.  THE LINE OF OWNERSHIP FROM THE ORIGINAL SETTLER OR BUYER MAY BE THROUGH CHILDREN, GRANDCHILDREN, SIBLINGS, AND NEPHEWS OR NIECES, INCLUDING THROUGH MARRIAGE AND ADOPTION. THE FARM MUST BE AT LEAST TEN ACRES OF THE ORIGINAL LAND ACQUISITION AND MAKE A FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTION TO THE OVERALL FARM INCOME. CONTACT MARY ELIZABETH LEA AT 501-219-6363 OR BY EMAIL AT MARYELIZABETH.LEA@AGRICULTURE.ARKANSAS.GOV WITH QUESTIONS. APPLICATIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED ON OR BEFORE MAY 31, 2019 TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR DESIGNATION AS A 2019 INDUCTEE.

  • THE MOST OUTSTANDING GRADUATING SENIORS IN AGRICULTURE AND TECHNOLOGY AT ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY WERE RECOGNIZED DURING THE ANNUAL CONVOCATION OF SCHOLARS HONORS BANQUET, ACCORDING TO DEAN, DR. TIMOTHY BURCHAM. THE CHANCELLOR’S SCHOLAR AWARD WAS PRESENTED TO SAMUEL KING OF JONESBORO, AN AGRICULTURAL STUDIES MAJOR WITH AN EMPHASIS IN AGRICULTURAL SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY, AND ALLYSON BAUGH OF JONESBORO, AN AGRIBUSINESS MAJOR. THE DEPARTMENTAL AWARDS AR BASED ON SCHOLARSHIP, LEADERSHIP AND SERVICE. THE GRADUATING STUDENTS WHO RECEIVED THESE AWARDS AND THEIR RESPECTIVE BACHELOR’S DEGREE PROGRAMS ARE: TYLER LEWIS OF CALICO ROCK, BSA, AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION AND ALEXIS CRULL OF STURKIE, BSA, ANIMAL SCIENCE, PRE VETERINARY.

  • CHRISTIAN LEWIS OF HIGHLAND WILL BE MOVING TO WILLIAMS BAPTIST UNIVERSITY THIS FALL TO LEAD WORSHIP AND WRESTLE. LEWIS, WHO OFFICIALLY SIGNED LAST WEEK, WILL BE A PRIMARY WORSHIP LEADER FOR THE NEW WORSHIP TEAM SCHEDULED TO LEAD THE WEEKLY CHAPEL SERVICE. HE WILL ALSO BE INVOLVED WITH THE WBU EAGLES WRESTLING TEAM LEWIS RECENTLY GRADUATED WITH HIS ASSOCIATES DEGREE FROM OZARKA COLLEGE IN ASH FLAT.

  • THE PORTIA PICNIC WILL BE HELD THURSDAY, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY (MAY 23, 24, 25)… KENNY’S FUN LAND AMUSEMENTS WILL BE SET UP ON THE MIDWAY… EVERY NIGHT WILL BE ARMBAND NIGHT AND ARMBANDS ARE ON SALE NOW AT PORTIA CITY HALL FOR $15 MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (MAY 20 - 23) BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 8 AND 4..… ARMBANDS WILL SELL FOR $20 ON THE PICNIC GROUNDS… ADVANCE SELL OF ARMBANDS WILL END AT 4:00 THURSDAY (MAY 23).. RABID DOG ENTERTAINMENT WILL PROVIDE FREE KARAOKE EACH NIGHT STARTING AT 6:00 AT THE PAVILION AND YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO BRING YOUR LAWN CHAIRS AND ENJOY THE MUSIC.. THE BABY SHOW WILL BE HELD SATURDAY MORNING (MAY 25) AT 10:00 FOR BABY GIRLS AND BOYS AGE BIRTH TO 12 MONTHS OLD… THE REMAINING PAGEANTS WILL BE HELD SATURDAY STARTING AT 1:00… THERE WILL BE LOTS OF VENDORS WITH ARTS AND CRAFTS THAT WILL OPEN SATURDAY MORNING AT 10:00…

  • A MIDWAY MAN FINISHED WORKING HIS WAY THROUGH CRIMINAL CASES FILED AGAINST HIM IN THREE ARKANSAS COUNTIES WITH AN APPEARANCE IN BAXTER COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT THURSDAY. FORTY-SIX-YEAR-OLD RAYMOND SCOTT CHAPPELL BEGAN HIS JOURNEY THROUGH COURTROOMS IN WASHINGTON, IZARD AND BAXTER COUNTIES WHEN HE PLED GUILTY IN FAYETTEVILLE MARCH 19 TO HAVING INAPPROPRIATE SEXUAL CONTACT WITH HIS BROTHER'S 12-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER. HE WAS SENTENCED TO 12 YEARS IN PRISON FOLLOWED BY EIGHT YEARS PROBATION AND WILL ALSO BE REQUIRED TO REGISTER AS A SEX OFFENDER AND WASORDERED TO HAVE NO CONTACT WITH HIS YOUNG VICTIM. CHAPPELL WAS ALSO ARRESTED IN IZARD COUNTY AND CHARGED WITH CRIMINAL TRESPASS, CRIMINAL MISCHIEF AND POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE AND PARAPHERNALIA USED TO INGEST THE DRUG. IN BAXTER COUNTY, HE WAS CHARGED WITH DRUG-RELATED OFFENSES, INCLUDING ATTEMPTING TO BRING ILLEGAL SUBSTANCES INTO THE COUNTY JAIL IN SEPTEMBER LAST YEAR. CHAPPELL WAS SENTENCED TO 10 YEARS IN PRISON ON THE BAXTER COUNTY CHARGES, WHICH WILL RUN CONCURRENTLY WITH THE SENTENCES HANDED DOWN IN WASHINGTON AND IZARD COUNTIES, WHICH WILL GIVE CHAPPELL A 12-YEAR PRISON SENTENCE .HE IS CURRETLY AN INMATE AT THE ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION'S DELTA REGIONAL UNIT IN DERMOTT, WHERE HE WAS SENT FOLLOWING HIS WASHINGTON COUNTY SENTENCE.

  • AN INDEPENDENCE COUNTY JURY FOUND A LAKEVIEW MAN GUILTY OF SEVEN FELONY CHARGES ON MAY 10 IN INDEPENDENCE COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT .DAVID TISKUS HAD BEEN CHARGED WITH TWO COUNTS OF COMMERCIAL BURGLARY AND ONE COUNT EACH OF BREAKING OR ENTERING, POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, THEFT OF PROPERTY, AND FAILURE TO APPEAR. THE JURY FOUND TISKUS GUILTY ON ALL COUNTS AND SENTENCED HIM TO 18 YEARS IN THE ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS AND IMPOSED $8,500 IN FINES. TISKUS WAS ARRESTED IN NOV. 2017 WHEN HE BROKE INTO TWO BATESVILLE BUSINESSES, AEROTECH MACHINE CORP. AND CUP’D UP CALLS. AT THAT TIME HE WAS FOUND TO BE IN POSSESSION OF LESS THAN TWO GRAMS OF METHAMPHETAMINE. 

  • ARKANSAS' GOVERNOR HAS RELEASED A PLAN TO EXPAND ACCESS TO HIGH-SPEED BROADBAND COMMUNITIES WITH MORE THAN 500 RESIDENTS BY 2022. GOV. ASA HUTCHINSON ON WEDNESDAY DETAILED THE ARKANSAS STATE BROADBAND PLAN, WHICH IS AIMED AT EXPANDING ACCESS TO HIGH-SPEED INTERNET TO RURAL COMMUNITIES AROUND THE STATE. THE PLAN INCLUDES CALLING FOR A STATE BROADBAND OFFICE, WHICH WOULD BE TASKED WITH HELPING CITIZENS, COMPANIES AND MUNICIPALITIES USE FEDERAL PROGRAMS.HUTCHINSON'S OFFICE SAYS TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMPANIES, RURAL ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, UTILITIES AND INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDERS WILL BE ABLE TO CITE THE PLAN WHEN APPLYING FOR FEDERAL GRANTS TO EXPAND BROADBAND INFRASTRUCTURE AND CONNECTIVITY IN RURAL ARKANSAS. 

  • AT 5:31 PM ON WEDNESDAY THE LAWRENCE COUNTY DISPATCH RECEIVED A 911 CALL REPORTING A ONE VEHICLE ACCIDENT WITH THE DRIVER LAYING OUTSIDE THE VEHICLE ON HWY 63 JUST NORTH OF IMBODEN. IMBODEN VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT ALONG WITH PRO-MED AMBULANCE OF IMBODEN RESPONDED AND WERE ON SCENE WITHIN A MATTER OF A FEW MINUTES. THE INJURED WAS TRANSPORTED BY AMBULANCE TO ST BERNARD’S MEDICAL CENTER AFTER A MEDICAL HELICOPTER UNABLE TO FLY DUE TO WEATHER… TRAFFIC WAS DELAYED UNTIL DAIL’S WRECKER SERVICE COULD TOW THE VEHICLE FROM THE SCENE...THE ACCIDENT IS BEING  INVESTIGATED BY THE LAWRENCE COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE.

  • 42 YEAR OLD BLANDON ELKINS  OF MELBOURNE WAS ARRESTED  FOR POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE AND  NO INSURANCE. ELKINS WAS INCARCERATED IN THE IZARD COUNTY DETENTION CENTER AND POSTED A BOND OF $1,495.00.  34 YEAR OLD JOSEPH LYONS  OF VIOLET HILL WAS ARRESTED FOR SHOPLIFTING. LYONS WAS INCARCERATED IN THE IZARD COUNTY DETENTION CENTER AND POSTED A BOND OF $ 520.00. 36 YEAR OLD HOLLY CARR OF CALICO ROCK WAS ARRESTED  FOR DOMESTIC BATTERY. CARR IS INCARCERATED IN THE IZARD COUNTY DETENTION CENTER WITHOUT BOND. 40 YEAR OLD JAMES HESTER OF CALICO ROCK WAS ARRESTED FOR DOMESTIC BATTERY. HESTER IS INCARCERATED IN THE IZARD COUNTY DETENTION CENTER WITHOUT BOND.

  • THE OLD INDEPENDENCE REGIONAL MUSEUM AT BATESVILLE WILL HOST GUEST SPEAKER, STATE REPRESENTATIVE STUART SMITH SUNDAY AFTERNOON (MAY 19) AT 2:00.. SMITH, A FIRST TERM REPRESENTATIVE WILL DISCUSS HIS PERSPECTIVE ON THE RECENTLY COMPLETE LEGISLATIVE SESSION AND TAKE QUESTIONS FROM THE AUDIENCE.. SMITH IS A BATESVILLE NATIVE GRADUATING FROM LYON COLLEGE IN 1982 AFTER SERVING THE BATESVILLE SCHOOL DISTRICT AS A TEACHER AND COACH. .SMITH WAS ELECTED TO THE BATESVILLE AREA ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME IN 2000 AND TO THE LYON COLLEGE HALL OF FAME IN 2004….THERE IS NO CHARGE TO ATTEND THE PROGRAM..


 


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