Senators Call for Removal of Trade Program’s Rice Tariff Barriers

Members of the U.S. Senate are urging the Trump Administration to reform our largest and oldest trade preference program to level the playing field for American rice producers. The program in question—the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP)—provides duty-free treatment to goods from … [Read more...]

Senator John Boozman Statement on Supreme Court Vacancy

U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) released the following statement regarding the Supreme Court vacancy: “There is no room to dispute the constitutional authority President Trump has to nominate an individual to fill a Supreme Court vacancy. Likewise, the Senate can also choose to exercise its role … [Read more...]

Governor Hutchinson Releases Statement on Thursday’s (9-17-2020) COVID-19 Numbers

Governor Asa Hutchinson released the following statement on Thursday's (9-17-2020) COVID-19 numbers:“The increased use of antigen point-of-care testing is encouraging. This shows our investment in point-of-care testing is helping address the new demand for rapid tests on our K-12 and college … [Read more...]

Governor Asa Hutchinson proclaims September 26 National Hunting and Fishing Week in Arkansas

Arkansas Game and Fish Commissioners watched a special video at their regularly scheduled meeting today from Gov. Asa Hutchinson, recognizing Sept. 26 as National Hunting and Fishing Day in Arkansas and proclaiming the week leading up to it as Arkansas Hunting and Fishing Week. Now in its 49th … [Read more...]

All-time record retention and graduation rates Posted for Harding University

Harding University fall 2020 enrollment figures include its highest ever retention and graduation rates, with fall to fall retention at 86.7% versus 84.7% in 2019 and six-year graduation rate at 71.5%, up from 68.6% over prior year. Retention of  minority students was its highest ever at 80.2%, … [Read more...]

Sheila Pearson from Clinton, Winner over $800.00 in the Timeless 106.1 KFFB Window Sticker Treasure Chest Giveaway

Congratulations to Sheila Pearson from Clinton, our second winner of the Timeless 106.1 KFFB Window Sticker Treasure Chest Giveaway, she picked up over $800.00, you gotta lover heer license plate # HOG WILD! Kathleen Kersting of Heber Springs was our first winner! Put a Window sticker on your … [Read more...]

Program Applications for Shade Trees on Playgrounds Accepted through September 25th

The Arkansas Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for the 2020 Shade Trees on Playgrounds (STOP) program through September 25th for schools needing additional shade on playgrounds. The STOP program application and program guidelines can be found here. Selected schools … [Read more...]

Caution Urge Ahead of Busy Holiday Weekend From Forest Managers

Frequent, heavy rainfall across the state the last two weeks means that much of Arkansas and Oklahoma could continue to see impacts through Labor Day weekend. The Ouachita and Ozark-St. Francis National Forests are popular vacation destinations for celebrating the end of summer, but soil … [Read more...]

USDA for Extending Free School Meals Through End of 2020 praised by Senator John Boozman

U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR)—a senior member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry—praised U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue’s decision to allow summer meal program operators to continue serving free meals to all children through the remainder of the … [Read more...]

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America to Hold Free Virtual Educational Conference on Tuesday, September 1st, to Help Arkansas Residents Affected by Alzheimer’s During COVID-19

The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) will host a free virtual educational conference as part of its national Educating America Tour to help Arkansas residents affected by Alzheimer’s disease during the COVID-19 crisis on Tuesday, September 1, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m CST. The conference, … [Read more...]