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A Game of Pick-Up Sticks?

Members of Lake Village Assembly of God recently played a massive game of pick up sticks. Members are actually putting together a new play set for their children’s ministry.




Harvey’s wind, rain leave large footprints
The tropical depression that was Hurricane Harvey left its footprints on Arkansas, flattening acres of harvest-ready rice, corn and soybeans, and perhaps setting the stage for a mosquito boom.
“Late season storms with driving wind and rain aren't beneficial this time of year,” Matthew Davis, Jackson County extension agent with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, said on Friday.
Jeremy Ross, extension soybean agronomist for the Division of Agriculture said that most of Arkansas’ soybeans are either in the filling pod or maturing stage, which means they have the maximum number of leaves and pods. With Harvey’s arrival, his phone has been blowing up with calls about lodging – where wind and rain cause the plants to lean or fall flat to the ground – and flooding.
“There is a tremendous amount of weight and surface area supported by the soybean stem,” he said. “With the exceptional weather conditions, we have had so far this year, many of the soybean plants in our fields are taller than normal. With the combination of a heavy soybean canopy along with tall plants, any significant wind can cause lodging of the plants.”
He said that with lodged plants, “seed sprouting and pod decay is increased due to excessive moisture within the canopy due to restricted air movement."
Then there’s the flooding.
“Ideally, if fields are only flooded for 12-24 hours, no significant yield loss should occur as long as the soybean plants are not flattened with the receding water,” he said. With more than 24 hours and depending on the water depth, growers could see “significant yield losses due to seed sprouting and pod and seed rot.”
Since harvesters are built to catch plants that are standing upright, crops at the wrong angle or flattened will be missed.
Bill Robertson, extension cotton agronomist for the Division of Agriculture, said Harvey would be tougher on early cotton. As a whole, “we just need sunshine,” he said.
Jason Kelley, extension wheat and feed grains agronomist for the Division of Agriculture said that “this was not what corn farmers needed. We were making good progress on harvest before Harvey arrived.
“An estimated 50 percent of the state’s corn has been harvested and yields have been above early-season expectations,” he said. “The biggest issue we will face now is lodged corn from the winds and rain. Most of the corn has been ready to harvest for some time, but previous rains delayed harvest.
“The longer corn stands in the field waiting on harvest, the greater the chance of lodging. We were already seeing some lodging issues before Harvey, so assessment is still ongoing, but some areas will likely see significant lodging,” he said.




Public Notices - Sept. 6, 2017
NOTICE
Prohibited: No structures or materials of any kind shall be placed in canals, ditches or waterways of the following designated drainage and/or watershed improvement districts which impair, impede or obstruct the flow of water or drainage in said canals, ditches or waterways without the express written permission of the Board of Directors of the respective affected drainage or improvement districts, to-wit:
Eudora-Western Drainage District
Caney Bayou Watershed Improvement District
Ark-La Watershed Improvement District
Crooked Bayou Watershed Improvement District
Impairing, impeding or obstructing water drainage in the canals, ditches or waterways of said districts without proper permission may result in criminal prosecution.
Notice Of Annual School Election In Lakeside School District Of
Chicot County, Arkansas
September 19, 2017
In accordance with the requirements of Ark. Code Ann. 6-14-109, notice is hereby given that the annual school election in the above named school district will be held on September 19, 2017, for the following purposes:
To elect one (1) member to the Board of Directors to Zone4 for a five (5) year term
To submit the question of voting a total school tax rate of 36 mills. This represents no change from the previous year. The total tax levy proposed above includes 29.0 mills for the maintenance and operation of schools, -0- dedicated maintenance and operation mills dedicated for -0- purposes, and 7.0 mills for debt service previously voted as a continuing debt service tax pledged for the retirement of existing bonded indebtedness. The district may use surplus revenues produced each year to debt service millage for other purposes.
The total proposed school tax levy of 36.0 mills represents the same rate presently being collected.
This election will be conducted by early and absentee voting only. No polls will be open on Election Day, September 19, 2017.
Early voting will be held at the Chicot County Courthouse during regular business hours, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on the following dates: September 12, 13, 14, 15 and September 18, 2017.
Absentee voting – Chicot County Courthouse
Early vote ballots and absentee ballots will be opened, processed, canvassed and counted at the Chicot County Courthouse beginning at 5:00 p.m. on September 19, 2017.
GIVEN this 21 day of August, 2017.
Board of Directors of Lakeside School District of Chicot County, Arkansas
Chicot County Election Commissioners
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Notice Of Annual School Election In Dermott Special School District Of
Chicot County, Arkansas
September 19, 2017
In accordance with the requirements of Ark. Code Ann. 6-14-109, notice is hereby given that the annual school election in the above named school district will be held on September 19, 2017, for the following purposes:
To elect one (1) member to the Board of Directors to Zone 5 for a five (5) year term
To submit the question of voting a total school tax rate (state and local) of 41.81 mills on the dollar of the assessed value of taxable property located in this school district. The total tax rate proposed above includes the uniform rate of tax (the “Statewide Uniform Rate”) to be collected on all taxable property in the State and remitted to the State Treasurer pursuant to Amendment No. 74 to the Arkansas Constitution to be used solely for maintenance and operation of schools in the State. As provided in Amendment No. 74, the Statewide Uniform Rate replaces a portion of the existing rate of tax levied by this School District and available for maintenance and operations of schools in this District. The total proposed school tax levy of 41.81 mills includes 25.0 mills specifically voted for general maintenance and operation and 16.81 mills voted for debt service previously voted as a continuing levy pledged for the retirement of existing bonded indebtedness. The surplus revenues produced each year by debt service millage may be used by the District for other school purposes.
The total proposed school tax levy of 41.81 mills represents the same rate presently being collected.
This election will be conducted by early and absentee voting only. No polls will be open on Election Day, September 19, 2017.
Early voting will be held at the Chicot County Courthouse during regular business hours, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on the following dates: September 12, 13, 14, 15 and September 18.
Absentee voting – Chicot County Courthouse
Early vote ballots and absentee ballots will be opened, processed, canvassed and counted at the Chicot County Courthouse beginning at 5:00 p.m. on September 19.
GIVEN this 21 day of August, 2017.
Board of Directors of Dermott Special School District of Chicot County, Arkansas
Chicot County Election Commissioners
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Notice Of Appointment
Of Personal Representative,
Probate Of Last Will
And Testament,
And Filing Of Claims
In The Circuit Court For Chicot County, Arkansas, Probate Division, In The Matter Of Harold F. Green, deceased, CAUSE NO. PR-2017-26-4,
Whose last known address was 787 Hellcat Rd, Eudora, Arkansas, 71640, and whose date of death was January 6, 2017, in Oak Grove, West Carroll Parish, Louisiana, an administration of his estate was opened on the 18th day of July, 2017, by Order filed August 3, 2017, and undersigned, Kenneth Green, has been appointed Personal Representative thereunder. The address of the personal representative is Post Office Box 486, Kilbourne, LA, 71253-0486.
The Last Will and Testament of Harold F. Green, deceased, was admitted to probate on the 18th day of July, 2017, by Order filed August 3, 2017, and that a contest of the order of probate can be effected only by a filing a petition within the time provided by law.
All persons having claims against the Estate of the Decedent must exhibit them, duly verified, to the undersigned within six (6) months from the date of the first publication of this Notice, or they shall be forever barred and precluded from any benefit of the Estate. Claims for injury or death caused by the negligence of the decedent shall be filed within six (6) months from the date of the first publication of this Notice, or they shall be forever barred and precluded from any benefit in the Estate.
This Notice first published, the 30th day of August, 2017.
Kenneth Green,
Personal Representative
By: Katie Harris Elliott
ABA No. 2016047
Attorney for the Estate
of Harold F. Green
P.O. Box 266
Greenville, MS, 38702
204 N. Cokley St.,
Lake Village, AR 71653
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In The Circuit Court Of Chicot County, Arkansas
Third Division
United States Of America, Acting Through The Rural Development, United States Department Of Agriculture
Plaintiff
Vs.
Leonard Stephenson, The Unknown Heirs (If Any) Of Brenda Dunham (Deceased) And The Tenants (If Any) Of 512 Southside, Lake Village, Arkansas
Defendants
Case No. CV2017-87-3
Warning Order
To The Defendant: The Unknown Heirs (If Any) Of Brenda Dunham
You are hereby warned to appear in this Court within thirty (30) days from the first date of publication of the Warning Order and answer the Complaint of the Plaintiff wherein the property to be affected is described as follows and located in Chicot County, Arkansas:
LOT EIGHT (8), Bush Subdivision to the Town of Lake Village, Chicot County, Arkansas.
(the “Real Property”)
Your failure to file a written answer within thirty (30) days may bar you from answering or asserting any defense you have.
Given under my hand and seal this 23rd day of August, 2017.
Chicot County Circuit Clerk
By: Linda Rauls
Submitted By:
Randy L. Grice
Hilburn, Calhoon, Harper,
Pruniski & Calhoun, Ltd.
P.O. Box 5551
N. Little Rock, AR 72219
(501) 372-0110
Attorneys for the Plaintiff
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Advertisement For Bids
Project No. CWID 2017-2021
Owner: Chicot Watershed Improvement District
Class of Work: Sweeping and Grading of Watershed Ditches, Clearing and Grubbing
Project Location: Chicot County, Arkansas
Separate sealed bids for Chicot Watershed Improvement District 2017-2021 maintenance project will be received by Chicot Watershed Improvement District at P.O. Box 285, Lake Village, Arkansas, 71653 until September 20, 2017, and then will be opened on September 22, 2017.
The scope of work consists of 99.85 miles of cleaning and grading ditches, removing and disposing of vegetation and spreading spoils over a five (5) year period. This project will cover approximately 20 miles of ditch cleanout per year starting in year 2017 and ending in year 2021.
The information for bidders, bid proposals, and maps can be picked up at McCord Surveying, LLC Office at 109 South Cokley Street in Lake Village, Arkansas.
All Bidders must be licensed under the terms of Act 150 of the 1965 Acts of the Arkansas Legislature (as amended).
Separate payment and performance bonds each in an amount equal to 100 percent of the contract amount will be required from the successful bidder.
The Owner reserves the right to waive any informalities or to reject any or all bids.
Attention of Bidders is particularly called to the requirements as to conditions of employment to be observed and minimum wage rates to be paid under the contract.
No bidder may withdraw his bid within 30 days after the actual date of the opening thereof.
The bidder (proposed) must supply all the information required by the bid or proposal form.
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SEACAC Ashley County Community Meeting
Southeast Arkansas Community Action Corporation will conduct a Community Meeting for Ashley Cty to discuss current interests/needs in the county. The meeting will be held Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. at the Wilmot High School located at 2764 Hwy 165 N Wilmot, AR.
The public is encouraged to attend.
SEACAC serves Ashley, Bradley, Chicot, Desha and Drew Counties in Southeast Arkansas.
SEACAC follows Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act and is operated, managed and delivers services without regard to age, religion, disability, political affiliation, veteran status, sex, race, color or national origins.
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Guachoya hosts local youth artists

Youths from Dayspring's Lake Village center will display their artworks at Guachoya Cultural Art Center through October. A free reception will honor them from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7 at the center on Hwy 65/82. See this week's print edition for more information.




Boy, 7, injured by stray bullet
A seven-year-old boy was shot Sunday, Aug. 27 at an apartment complex in Lake Village.
The unnamed juvenile was a bystander of an argument between two Lake Village men, Anthony Monroe and Michael Roy Coleman. He was shot in the face, according to Chief Percy Wilburn, and was med-flighted to Children's Hospital. By Tuesday afternoon the boy had reached a stable condition and was expected to live.
More details about the incident can be found in this week's print edition.