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Arkansas Postcard Past

Almyra, circa 1920: The small but prosperous Arkansas County farming town's high school was having a parade, one of the floats, pictured here, resembling a Dutch cottage, complete with windmill and covered in shocks of rice. Presumably the driver of the vehicle beneath, likely a farm truck, looked out the front opening.
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Stuttgart Chamber of Commerce News: June 17, 2021

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Kroger Closes Stores, Edwards to Prevent New Food Desert

Kroger Co.'s decision to close five stores in Arkansas would have left two more towns with no full-service grocery stores, but the Edwards grocery store chain is coming to the rescue in Brinkley. Citing “poor performance and struggling sales” even amid the pandemic as the cause for all of the...
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Arkansas County foster parent explains how The CALL supports families; information meeting to be held July 5

The CALL in Arkansas County is part of a statewide organization that was formed to help children in the foster care system find a foster home in their own community. Amanda Maier of Stuttgart, who has served as a foster parent for nine years, said the organization helped her and her family prepare before they started their foster care journey.
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Calendar 6-15-21

Editor's Note: At press time, the following events and meetings were known to be still scheduled. Organizers or appropriate officials are encouraged to contact Sandra Hope at shope@pbcommercial.com to make additions or changes. Tuesday, June 15. Pine Bluff Urban Renewal meeting set. Pine Bluff Urban Renewal Agency board will meet...
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Red Cross assesses flood damage

American Red Cross officials worked Friday from Pine Bluff to Stuttgart in their effort to assess flood damage in southeast Arkansas caused by multiple days of heavy rain. Missouri/Arkansas region team lead Hansen Doolittle sent out four teams to do assessments on buildings and homes in towns along U.S. 79.
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Red Cross flood shelter in Gould open amid rain

The American Red Cross has opened a shelter at Marzell Missionary Baptist Church, 200 S. Highway 65, in Gould, for people affected by recent flooding in southeast Arkansas. Some areas have received 12 to 15 inches of rain in a 24-hour period, with more rain on the way, according to a news release.
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Floodwaters in Stuttgart causing evacuations, road closures

LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — The city of Stuttgart has seen a heavy amount of rainfall over the last few days. Flooding there has damaged more than 30 homes, according to Arkansas County Judge Thomas Best. On Wednesday, Best issued a disaster declaration as water poured into homes and caused road...
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More than foot of rain mires state's southeast

A slow-moving storm system dumped more than a foot of rain in parts of southeast Arkansas over the past few days, flooding homes, businesses and crops in Desha County. Meteorologist Sean Clarke of the National Weather Service in North Little Rock said parts of Desha County have been inundated over two days, which has led to widespread flash flooding.
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Quorum court to consider new system for inmate management, approves small increase to rural sanitation fee

All nine justices were present at Tuesday’s regularly scheduled meeting of the Arkansas County Quorum Court at the Arkansas County Courthouse in DeWitt. Arkansas County Judge Eddie Best was given an update on the adult and juvenile detention facilities in DeWitt. The adult detention facility population includes 73 inmates, five of which are enrolled in the Arkansas Act 309 work release program. Of the 68 adult inmates currently being housed at the facility, 56 are male and 12 are female. The juvenile detention center is housing one male juvenile.
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Forecast for week ahead in Arkansas: Gray, wet

Arkansas will see a brief break in scattered storms today, but gray skies and rain are forecast to return Sunday and linger in the state for at least another week, National Weather Service forecasters said Friday. While river outfitters say the rain seems to be elongating their season, farmers are...