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An Update from Lake Village

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

THE SMELL is the first thing you notice, an acrid smoky smell that sits around Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Lake Village. There is little exterior damage visible from the road, since the fire started on the far side of the church. But a closer look shows that the large vertical front windows are gone, blown […]

Arkansas Rice Depot’s Food Backpacks

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

For more than 35,000 Arkansas school children and their siblings, the Arkansas Rice Depot’s Food For Kids program is the only thing that stands between them and hunger. The Arkansas Rice Depot provides new backpacks and “kid-friendly” ready-to-eat food to participating schools at no cost to the school. Through a principal-appointed program coordinator, the food […]

Fire at Emmanuel Church in Lake Village

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

A Message from Bishop Benfield Emmanuel Church in Lake Village suffered significant fire damage on Monday, when lightning apparently struck the church around noon. The most extensive damage was to the area around the altar and chancel, with smoke and water damage throughout much of the church. A quick response by the local fire department […]

Inspiring Fundraisers in Forrest City

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

The children at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Forrest City know how to raise money for a good cause. There are only five of them, ages 6–10, but they managed to raise about $400 this spring to help with the relief efforts following the tornado in Vilonia. Not long after the tornado, the neighborhood around […]

Earthquake Hazard Maps

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

The USGS has released its latest earthquake hazard maps, and parts of Arkansas are within the highest hazard areas. Here’s what these maps mean: What is earthquake hazard? Earthquake ground shaking varies from place to place and the hazard mapping in this project will show this variability. The mapped hazard refers to an estimate of […]