Student Art Exhibition

The Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center is pleased to announce its annual Student Art Exhibition. Given the current pandemic guidelines, a virtual exhibit of entries will appear on HPMEC’s Facebook page from January 15-25. Winners will be announced on January 26 (Tuesday) on the Facebook page at 1 p.m. The deadline for entry is January 8 (Friday).

Awards will be given for first place ($100), second place ($50), and third place ($25). Honorable mention and people’s choice will also be awarded, with people’s choice determined by the artwork receiving the most likes on the Facebook page. Awards are sponsored by the Karl and Matilda Pfeiffer Museum and Study Center. Art will be judged by Arkansas State University.

For more information, contact HPMEC Director Shannon Williams at shwilliams@astate.edu.

Arkansas Regular Session

The 2021 Regular Session begins on January 11. Every committee meeting and floor session will be live-streamed and archived at www.arkansashouse.org.

Fish Cover Permits

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Mountain Home Project Office is offering 50 free fish cover permits on Bull Shoals Lake on a first-come, first-served basis.

A fish cover permit allows individuals to cut up to six cedar trees, with the trees being six inches or smaller in diameter at the stump, from designated areas of the shoreline.

Individuals may also pick up dead trees or branches along the shore and sink them into the lake for fish habitat as well.

The fish cover permits will be available starting at 9 a.m. Jan. 12.

Permits will only be issued by phone because of COVID-19 restrictions. To reserve one of the permits call 501-340-1444. If no one answers leave a message and your call will be returned in the order it was received.

Newport A&P Commission

The Newport Advertising and Promotion Commission will meet on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 10 a.m. in the Boardroom at the City of Newport Municipal Building.

Business Start Up Kits Available

Communities Unlimited, the Newport Area Chamber of Commerce and the Newport Economic Development Commission have been working with a group of local volunteers to design the ultimate guide to help start a business in Newport. For more information on the Business Start Up Kit, contact the Newport Area Chamber of Commerce at 870-523-3618 or the Newport Economic Development Commission at 870-523-1009.

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