Aldermen of the De Queen City Council approved the 2018 budget Tuesday night after discussing several items that were cut out of the budget including ,000 for computers from the police department's proposed budget and ,000 from the street department's proposed budget.Aldermen also approved a resolution to authorize Mayor Mc Kelvy to secure a new credit card from First State Bank of De Queen.Investigators believe the truck's driver became distracted by his GPS unit and let the vehicle drift from its lane.The truck jack knifed after the driver over-corrected his error.Hill also reported the Elementary School received the Southwest Region Beating the Odds Award in Math.The middle school was named the State Beating the Odds Middle School in ALE, Math and Science, as well as the Southwest Region Beating the Odds Middle School in ALE and Math; and, the junior high school was named the State Beating the Odds Junior High School in ALE, Math and Science.
On August 2, a vehicle carrying bourborn crashed and also lost its load in Arkansas.
4-H'ers turned glass goblets into candle holders, made their own Christmas cards and pine cone elves in the craft room, while in the kitchen, they made salted caramel apple hard pies, melting snowmen and acorns. The current limit is 140 birds per minute, but the industry wants 175 birds per minute.
Debbie Berkowitz with the National Employment Law Project says if the USDA approves their request, poultry plants could accelerate their lines, with consequences for both product safety and quality.
She says the USDA studied the current limit for line speed for three years during the Obama administration, and determined it should be kept where it is.
The Arkansas Prosecuting Attorneys Association recognized Senator Larry Teague of Nashville with the Advocate of Justice Award for his work in support of victims of crime and prosecution efforts during the 91st General Assembly.