• Producer payment information given by Farm Service

    LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas USDA Farm Service Agency State Executive Director Linda Newkirk has announced that the agency will issue Conservation Reserve Program and Direct and Counter-cyclical Program payments soon, if it hasn’t already done so. “FSA will issue the payments timely as long as …

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  • SURE sign-up announced

    LITTLE ROCK— Farm Service Agency Arkansas Executive Director Linda Newkirk recently announced the sign-up period for the 2011 crop year Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments (SURE) program will open Oct. 22 of this year and end June 7, 2013. The SURE program authorizes assistance to farmers …

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  • Governor sounds off on writings by House hopefuls

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Gov. Mike Beebe called the racially charged writings of three Republican House candidates “embarrassing” on Tuesday but said he didn’t believe they reflected the views of the state or the GOP. The Democratic governor condemned the writings by House candidate Charlie …

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  • Man dies in accident

    LYNN — A Lawrence County man died Monday night in a one-vehicle accident on Highway 25 north of Lynn. Thomas Goff Sr., 74, of Smithville was driving northbound when his 1993 Chevrolet pickup went off the roadway, struck an embankment and overturned, according to a …

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  • Lt. Gov. flip flops on campaign pledge, backs sales tax for roads

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Republican Lt. Gov. Mark Darr says he supports increasing Arkansas’ sales tax to pay for highway improvements. Darr announced Tuesday that he supports a proposed constitutional amendment on the Nov. 6 ballot that would raise the state’s sales tax a half-cent …

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  • Judge sets hearing in case over WM3 evidence

    WEST MEMPHIS (AP) — A judge has scheduled a hearing in a lawsuit filed by the mother of one of three Cub Scouts killed in 1993 in West Memphis. Pam Hicks filed the civil suit in hopes of viewing evidence in the slaying of her …

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  • Festival to be held in Mount Ida

    MOUNT IDA — The Quartz, Quiltz and Craftz Festival will be Friday through Sunday at the fairgrounds, located on Fairgrounds Road in Mount Ida. The event will include a gem and mineral show with crystals, jewelry, rocks and gems found worldwide; a quilt show with …

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  • Intern program is announced

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sen. John Boozman has announced that his office is seeking full- or part-time interns for his Washington, D.C., and state offices during the 2013 spring semester. “As Congress plans to tackle the biggest issues facing the future of our nation, I want …

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  • GOP drops candidates’ funding – Party stops short of asking Fuqua, Hubbard, Mauch to withdraw

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas Republicans said Monday they will no longer financially help three state House candidates whose racially charged writings have come under fire, including one lawmaker who called slavery a “blessing in disguise” and another who labeled Abraham Lincoln a “war criminal.” …

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  • UAW retirees to meet

    PARAGOULD — The United Auto Workers retirees will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Grecian Steak House, located at 210 Airport Road in Paragould. A representative from Blue Cross will attend. Gary Style and Walter Williams from United Auto Workers will not be at the …

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  • Immunizations provided for child care employees

    LITTLE ROCK — Free whooping cough and influenza immunizations will be given to uninsured child care employees at Better Beginnings facilities across the state. The immunizations will be provided by the Arkansas Pharmacists Association in partnership with Better Beginnings, a program of the Arkansas Department …

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  • Crawford seeks service academy applications

    JONESBORO — Congressman Rick Crawford has announced that he is seeking applications for nomination to U.S. Service Academies. As a member of Congress, Crawford is able to make nominations for the U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy and the U.S. Merchant …

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