NASA to launch first test of Artemis Mega Moon Rocket, Spacecraft Monday morning if all goes as planned

NASA to launch first test of Artemis Mega Moon Rocket, Spacecraft Monday morning if all goes as planned

NASA will provide coverage of prelaunch, launch, and postlaunch activities for Artemis I, the first integrated test of NASA’s Orion spacecraft, Space Launch System (SLS) rocket, and the ground systems at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. This uncrewed flight test around the Moon will pave the way for a crewed flight test and…

Muscadine grape workshop and field day set for September 19 in Clarksville

Muscadine grape workshop and field day set for September 19 in Clarksville

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s Muscadine Grape Workshop and Field Day will be on Sept. 19 at the Fruit Research Station in Clarksville. The program will include updates on muscadine breeding research, grape tasting and a session about establishing a muscadine vineyard. The event will take place from 2 to…

Paint and craft program added to Library fall schedule, plus date correction for Lego Club

Paint and craft program added to Library fall schedule, plus date correction for Lego Club

Another program has been added to the Warren Branch Library’s slate of fall offerings for youth in the community with Creation Jungle to be held on the second Tuesday of each month at 4:00 p.m for ages nine and up. Creation Jungle invites participants to “bring your imagination and come paint and craft with us,”…

Arkansas Snakes program coming to the Warren Library in September

Arkansas Snakes program coming to the Warren Library in September

Laura Rogers with Arkansas Game & Fish Commission is set to present a program titled Arkansas Snakes at the Warren Branch Library, Tuesday, September 20 at 4:00 p.m. Kids & families, join the Library for an educational and fun session about Arkansas snakes. “Ms. Laura Rogers from the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission will teach…

Entergy Arkansas helping customers beat the heat

Entergy Arkansas helping customers beat the heat

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – This summer brought one of the earliest and longest stretches of high temperatures at a time when prices have increased for everything from gasoline to groceries. Because of the stress these challenging market conditions have placed on customers, Entergy Arkansas is stepping up to help. Entergy Arkansas is expanding corporate contributions…

Catch up on routine vaccinations during National Immunization Awareness Month

Catch up on routine vaccinations during National Immunization Awareness Month

LITTLE ROCK — As the new school year kicks off, one of the best ways families can protect themselves from illness is to ensure they’re up to date on vaccinations. This August, Arkansans can participate in National Immunization Awareness Month by contacting their doctors and scheduling routine vaccinations.   Bryan Mader, extension assistant professor and health…

Avoid damaging buried utility lines by calling 811

Avoid damaging buried utility lines by calling 811

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – From installing a new mailbox to planting a tree or putting up a fence, digging without knowing what’s beneath the surface can cause harm and even be deadly. Utility services can be disrupted, and you could be responsible for expensive repairs and steep fines. Worst case scenarios include serious damages to property,…

Restored

Restored

A focus of some reality television shows is restoring old cars. Investors with deep pockets team up with talented master mechanics to create machines that are the envy of antique car lovers. Old cars ravaged by time and the elements are restored to beautiful machines they once were. Time and circumstances have a way of…

Happy Birthday Joe Purcell! Friday marked 99 years since his birth

Happy Birthday Joe Purcell! Friday marked 99 years since his birth

Friday marked a special local historical occasion: On this Day in Arkansas History – June 29, 1923 – 99 Years Ago – Joe Purcell was born in Warren (Bradley County). Purcell was a lawyer and politician who shocked the political establishment in 1966 by defeating the state’s colorful attorney general, Bruce Bennett, in the Democratic…

August is Catfish Month in Arkansas

August is Catfish Month in Arkansas

The catfish industry is the largest component of aquaculture in the United States and a significant industry in Arkansas.  In fact, Arkansas catfish farmers contributed $19.5 million to Arkansas’s agricultural economy in 2021. That’s up 17% from the previous year. The month of August has been proclaimed as Arkansas Catfish Month.  This designation recognizes the impact…

Warren Library’s summer reading program comes to a close

Warren Library’s summer reading program comes to a close

Warren Branch Library’s 2022 Summer Reading Program, “Oceans of Possibilities,” was a whale of a success, with 120 registered participants. For every hour read, their name was written on an orange or pink bubble and displayed in the Library. Participants logged a whopping 524 hours and 16 minutes of reading time this summer. Each hour…

Pastime: ‘Warren’s Welcome Center’…Now found at Molly’s Diner

Pastime: ‘Warren’s Welcome Center’…Now found at Molly’s Diner

As one of those many Bradley Countians, calling home someplace other than the sandy loam soil in Southeast Arkansas – I gravitate to the ‘Warren Welcome Center,” upon each and every visit back home.     Once, for generations before me, it was a place called Glasgow’s Soda Fountain on the West Side of Main Street, across…