Help Smokey Bear Celebrate His 75th Birthday with a “Shout-Out”

The Arkansas Agriculture Department’s Forestry Commission (AFC) is sponsoring a Smokey Bear “Shout-Out” contest Feb. 11 through April 19 to celebrate Smokey’s 75th birthday. Smokey is the fictional bear that was designated the symbol for forest fire prevention in 1944 by the U.S. Forest Service … [Read more...]

City of Batesville Announces Indoor Triathlon II

The City of Batesville Parks and Recreation Department is happy to announce the Batesville Indoor Triathlon II will be hosted at the Batesville Community Center next month on Saturday, February 16th. This will be the second triathlon hosted at the Community Center, with the first having nearly … [Read more...]

Construction Requires Lane Closures on U.S. Highway 67 in Pulaski and Lonoke Counties

Crews hanging overhead signs on U.S. Highway 67 will require northbound lane closures in Pulaski and Lonoke counties. This project (Job CA0605) is part of ARDOT’s Connecting Arkansas Program and includes widening 4.6 miles of U.S. Highway 67 from Vandenberg Boulevard in Jacksonville to State … [Read more...]

Boozman Helps Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Combat Doctor Shortage

U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) helped introduce a bipartisan bill that will address the shortage of more than 120,000 primary care and specialty physicians the nation is expected to face by 2030. Boozman joined as the lead Republican sponsor of the Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act, … [Read more...]

Senate & House VA Authorizers, Appropriators Call for Transparency, Accountability

WASHINGTON—As the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) begins implementing historic reforms passed into law during the 115th Congress, the leadership of the Congressional committees overseeing the department is calling on Secretary Robert Wilkie to work collaboratively with Congress throughout the … [Read more...]

Tickets on Sale for the Annual Wild Game Supper

Tickets are now on sale for the Annual Wild Game Supper to be held in the Tumbling Shoals Baptist Church Auditorium, Thursday, March 7th at 6:30 PM. Scheduled speaker is Mark Newell of Newell Wildlife Services. Mark is an associate at Tecomate and often appears on the popular Outdoor Channel … [Read more...]

Arkansas Drug Director to Attend State of the Union as Boozman’s Guest

Arkansas Drug Director Kirk Lane will attend the 2019 State of the Union address at the invitation of U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR). “I am honored to attend the State of the Union as Senator Boozman’s guest. I have learned so much from him during our interactions over the years about our … [Read more...]

Peter Fletcher in Concert

Peter Fletcher is an American classical guitarist based in Detroit and New York City. He performs over 100 concerts a year, and his recordings on the Centaur Records and Towerhill Recordings labels have been critically acclaimed. The concert will take place on February 20th at 7pm. Peter offers … [Read more...]

Boozman Examines Implementation of VA’s Electronic Health Records

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR), chairman of the Senate Appropriations Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Subcommittee, held an oversight hearing to examine the implementation of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) electronic health record … [Read more...]

ARDOT Crews Posting Signs to Remind Motorists of Proper Lane Usage

The Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) is installing signs across the State to remind motorists of an existing law that prevents vehicles from continuous travel in the left lane of a multilane roadway whenever it impedes the flow of other traffic, according to Department officials. … [Read more...]