Howard, Hempstead county farms inducted into century program
Arkansas Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders was recently joined by Arkansas Secretary of Agriculture Wes Ward to induct 36 farms into the Arkansas Century Farm Program. The Arkansas Century Farm Program recognizes Arkansas farms of 10 acres or more owned by the same family for at least 100 years. The Arkansas Department of Agriculture established the program in 2012 to highlight the contributions of these families to the agriculture industry as well as our state. The program is voluntary and there is no cost for participating families.
The Call in Howard County hosted Coffee at the Nashville Chamber of Commerce
Yesterday, the Nashville Chamber of Commerce hosted Coffee with the Call Organization in Howard County. The goal of The CALL in Howard County is to raise awareness for the need of foster and adoptive families in Howard County, as well as build a support system for those families already serving as foster families, children in care within the county, and new families as they make the journey to foster or adopt.
HMH Board Meeting
Tuesday, Howard Memorial Hospital Board of Directors held their regular monthly meeting. The board approved a motion to purchase the Invenia Automated Breast Ultrasound machine in the amount of $295,679 dollars. This machine offers solutions across the entire breast care pathway, and it’s designed to detect cancer in dense breast tissue that may be missed by mammography. The Board also approved another motion to replace the EKG machines with newer GE Healthcare’s Mac 7 resting ECG System models in the amount of $22,000 dollars. All were in favor of the motion.
Historical Society’s Hometown Christmas Dec. 3
The Howard County Historical Society’s Hometown Christmas Open House will be Sunday, Dec. 3, from 2-4 p.m. Santa Claus will be at the Lyons Complex, which includes the Old City Hall and Fire Station, 115 W. Sypert. The EA Williams Chapel Museum, 200 W. Hempstead, will offer refreshments and...
Mine Creek Revelations: Abandon Hope and The Unpronounceable of Iceland
YES, I AM STILL HERE peeking out my window on Main Street, and I want the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives to stop fooling around with unimportant stuff like keeping the government open or senior military vacancies and stuff like that. I want them to address a...
Howard County Q-court approves repair to courthouse elevator
Howard County JPs approved the expense of $20,715 to repair the courthouse elevator which has recently become unworkable. The vote was unanimous. Judge Brent Pinkerton said that the elevator was the only way handicapped persons could get to the second floor courtroom. The motion for the expenditure was by JP D’Ann Rogers.
Hospital CEO vacancy draws 50+ applicants
The search for a new CEO at Howard County Memorial has attracted more than 50 applications, according to HMH board member Julie Rhodes. “We are so pleased with the candidate pool for the new CEO,” Rhodes said. “The search has been narrowed down to three applicants. All interviews have concluded, and we anticipate deciding soon.”
Howard County Quorum Court Meeting
Monday, during the Howard County Quorum Court regular monthly meeting, Justices of the Peace passed an ordinance to keep the county millages the same. According to Treasurer Sherri Mixon’s report sales tax was up for the month of October. Mixon also reported that County General brought in $30,602.94 for the month of October, which was an increase from last month.
DOLLY HENLEY ANNOUNCES CANDIDACY FOR ARKANSAS STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 88
Washington, Arkansas—November 15, 2023—Dolly Henley of Washington, Arkansas has filed her candidacy for Arkansas State Representative, District 88 which comprises parts of Howard and Miller counties and the entirety of Hempstead County. “I am excited to work for the opportunity to serve Arkansas and all the residents of...
Howard and Pike County Candidates that’s running for office in 2024
The filing period ended this week for several elected municipal positions. In Howard County, the candidates that filed to run for office in 2024 are Justice of the Peace 1 Kerry Strasner, Justice of the Peace 2 Andy Hogg, Justice of the Peace 3 Elizabeth D’Ann Rogers, Justice of the Peace 4 Janet O’Neal, Justice of the Peace 5 Jerry Harwell, and Justice of the Peace 8 Don Marks. Justice of the Peace 7 is vacant. Candidates that’s running for Justice of the Peace 6 are Josh Zylks and Elizabeth McDaniel. Candidates that are running for Justice of the Peace 9 are Margie Green, Stacy T Turner, and Juanita G Jackson.
Pike and Howard County Rural Trash Route Schedules for the week of Thanksgiving
The Pike County Rural Trash Pick Up Schedule for the week of Thanksgiving is as follows:. Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday will run on normal schedule. Thursday November 23rd will be picked up on Monday November 27th. The week of the 27th will be one day behind schedule. In Howard County...
Veterans Day Program held at the Howard County Courthouse
Local veterans gathered for the Annual Veterans Day program that was held at the monument in front of the Howard County Courthouse last week. During the ceremony, Veterans Service Officer Milton Puryear shared some history on how Veterans Day came about. Veterans Day is observed on November 11th, regardless of...
Arnetta Bradford Files for State Representative District 88
Hope – Tuesday (11-14) local business owner Arnetta Bradford filed for State Representative in District 88 with the support and endorsement of Governor Sanders. The district includes Hempstead and parts of Howard and Miller counties. The seat is currently held by Representative Danny Watson, who has also endorsed Bradford for the position.
UA Cossatot Chancellor introduces Howard County’s First Economic Development Director
Tuesday, KMTB and KNAS took a moment to speak with Chancellor of UA Cossatot Dr. Steve Cole who introduced us to Howard County’s First Economic Development Director Vanessa Weeks. Weeks gave a brief summary of her background and she talked about how important it is to take care of...
Howard County’s first economic development director named
Vanessa Weeks of Nashville has been named Howard County’s first director of economic development, according to Dr. Steve Cole, chancellor of UA-Cossatot. Weeks will be the economic coordinator for the Developing Howard County Foundation. Weeks grew up in De Queen and is a graduate of De Queen High School....
Howard County library’s neighborhood sweater drive underway
2023 Howard County Library Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Sweater Drive • Nov. 2-30 Help collect new and gently used sweaters or any winter items for your neighbors in need. Sweaters, coats, scarves or hats are needed items. Donations will be distributed by the Nashville Junior Auxilary. For more information,...
Fair Hills Extension Homemakers Club Judges Exhibits at Howard County Fair
The Fair Hills EHC from Nevada County recently traveled to Nashville to judge exhibits at the Howard County Fair. Members included Marcia Lasiter, Judy Duke, Celia Durham, Margie Johnson, Mittie Malone, Julie Oliver, Bonnie Smith, Phyllis Stewart, and Family Consumer Science Agent Kaitlyn Kirkham.
Howard County Rural trash route schedule
This week the Howard County rural trash routes will run on the normal schedule. For the week of November 13th: Howard County rural routes will NOT run Monday, November 13th. Pick up will be a day behind schedule. Thursday and Friday routes for that week will be made Friday, November 17th. The courthouse will be closed Monday, November 13th, due to Veterans Day.