Library to Host an Evening with RADM Bob Carius

The staff and board of the Independence County Library invite the public to attend an evening with RADM Bob Carius. This event will take place Thursday, May 25, at 6pm at the library on the third floor. Carius will discuss his life and decorated Naval career. Humorous, yet educational, the … [Read more...]

Governor Sanders Declares May as Arkansas Beef Month and Arkansas Egg Month

On May 18, Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders joined agriculture leaders and industry partners in declaring May as Arkansas Beef Month and Arkansas Egg Month. The proclamations highlight the state’s beef and egg industries and the value that both contribute to Arkansas’s economy. “Agriculture is our … [Read more...]

Former Arkansas Congressman for District 1 Marion Berry dies at 80

Former U.S. Rep. Robert Marion Berry, has died. He was 80.  His family confirmed in a statement Saturday. A cause of death was not provided. “With his signature quick wit and way with words, he lived his life in service to others,” said Berry’s son, Mitch. “He truly believed that the role … [Read more...]

Thomas Edison Mother’s Letter Changed The World

One day Thomas Edison came home and gave a paper to his mother. He told her, “My teacher gave this paper to me and told me to only give it to my mother.”      His mother’s eyes were tearful as she read the letter out loud to her child: Your son is a genius. This school is … [Read more...]

Arkansas Department of Agriculture Announces Recipients for the Arkansas Grown Grant for Northwest Arkansas Farmers Pilot Program, Round Two 

The Arkansas Department of Agriculture is pleased to announce recipients of the second round of funding for the Arkansas Grown Grant for Northwest Arkansas Farmers Pilot Program. This program, created with support from the Walton Family Foundation’s Northwest Arkansas Food Systems Initiative, offers … [Read more...]

Arkansas Advanced Energy Association Partners with the University of Arkansas, Announces Energy Innovation Event 

The Arkansas Advanced Energy Association in partnership with the University of Arkansas Divisions of Economic Development and Research and Innovation has announced a collaborative event, “Energy Innovation in Arkansas” on  Thursday, June 15 at the Arkansas Research and Technology Park. The event was … [Read more...]

Arkansas Grown School Garden of the Year Contest Entries Accepted Through June 11

Entries are being accepted for the tenth annual Arkansas Grown School Garden of the Year Contest, sponsored by the Arkansas Department of Agriculture and the Farm Credit Associations of Arkansas. Applicants may be any school, early childhood education facility, or alternative learning environment … [Read more...]

Kona Ice celebrates Ribbon Cutting

The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Dixon Family's Kona Ice to celebrate the expansion of their service area into Batesville.  Kona Ice is a mobile tropical shaved ice entertainment vehicle where guests can flavor their own shaved ice with Kona Ice's … [Read more...]

Van Buren County Master Gardeners Plant Sale

The Van Buren County Master Gardeners Plant Sale is schedule for May 6th at the VBC County Fair Ground. Doors open at 9am. Sale ends at 1pm. Hundreds of plants, grown locally, will be available, including annuals perennials, herbs, natives, succulents, bulbs and more. Great plants at great prices. … [Read more...]

ASU-Beebe Announces Plans for 2023 Vanguard Discovery Camp

Arkansas State University-Beebe is excited to announce the dates for Vanguard Discovery Camp this summer.     Vanguard Discovery Camp will be held Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the Searcy campus June 5-9; Heber Springs campus June 12-16; and Beebe campus June 19-23. … [Read more...]