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Saturday, May 23, 2020

LITTLE ROCK – Disruptions in the food supply chain affect more than the quantity of products on the grocery store shelves. They have forced Arkansas cattlemen and farmers to make financial decisions today that will affect the supply and demand of food over the coming months and years.

Friday, May 15, 2020
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Friday, April 03, 2020

Ever since Congress passed the $2 trillion CARES Act, I know many of you have had questions about what this bill means for you, your families and your businesses. I hosted a telephone town hall to hear from you and answer your questions. UAMS Chancellor Dr. Cam Patterson and Executive Direct…

Friday, March 27, 2020
Wednesday, March 04, 2020

By law, Fiscal Sessions can only last 30 days (45 days with a ¾ vote to extend), so members work weeks in advance drafting appropriation measures in order to ensure our sessions are brief.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States, and 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease each year. In 2017 in Arkansas, a total of 8,270 people died of heart disease.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Monday, January 20, 2020
Thursday, January 09, 2020

We would like to thank all of our partners and patrons for a great year in 2019. Without you all we wouldn’t have a library in four towns in our county. We hope you continue your patronage into the new year and continuing years. We offer great services at all of our locations but most of all…

Friday, November 22, 2019

Cossatot River High School teachers Reggie Fryar and Sandy Alexander were nominated for the Arvest Bank, “We Love Our Teacher,” contest.  These two outstanding teachers won $500 to spend in their classroom! Congratulations!

There were no emergencies reported in the Cliff’s this week, nor death, for which we are grateful. However, for the last few weeks we have had several deaths that have caused us to pause and share our sympathy, prayers and love with each family. 

Thursday, November 14, 2019
Monday, November 04, 2019
Thursday, October 24, 2019

Twenty-five Cossatot River High School senior choir members traveled to Lakeside High School on Saturday Oct. 12, to audition for the South Arkansas All-Region Choir. A total of 833 students from 43 different high schools auditioned for the spots in the prestigious choir. Cossatot River had …

Monday, October 14, 2019
Friday, October 11, 2019
Friday, October 04, 2019

As most of us know, Archery Hunting Season opened Saturday Sept. 28. Marcus Rosson, 16, of Gillham, killed his first ever deer with a bow Saturday evening. He is one proud young man!  His Mama is pretty proud, too.  

Hey Y’all it’s Fall and Halloween is just around the corner. Do you know where Halloween comes from? It orginated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain over 2,000 years ago, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts. In the eighth century, Pope Gregory III d…

Thursday, September 19, 2019

On Saturday, Sept. 14, Reva Kitchens of Gillham reported: What an eventful day! Coming together with old acquaintances while making new.  Along with five of my grandchildren by my side; Emma, Milo, Kayla, Cole, and Jayden,  we all arrived ready to tackle the Gillham Lake Clean Up Day.  

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

The Watkins Family Reunion was held on Saturday, Sept. 7 at the Cossatot Reefs.  Cindy Riley of Gillham stated it was a two-day affair. There were 125 that  attended. The oldest to attend was 80-year-old Carol Watkins. The farthest traveled was from Carlsbad New Mexico. There was a band that…

The agriculture industry is a top economic driver for our state. Having input from those in a variety of agri-businesses and production operations is vital to crafting legislation that meets the needs of our producers. That’s why I visit annually with farmers, ranchers and industry stakehold…

LITTLE ROCK – The U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue, made his third official visit to Arkansas this week, and today I’m going to discuss the Shared Stewardship agreement we signed during his visit.

Wednesday, September 04, 2019

LITTLE ROCK – Today I’d like to talk about the importance of participating in the U.S. Census and about the ways we are already preparing for Census Day, which is April 1, 2020.