LITTLE ROCK – Thanks to a proclamation by Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced today, anyone may fish in Arkansas without a fishing license or trout stamp from noon Friday, June 12, through midnight Sunday night, June 14. The proclamation was read at today’s online commission meeting by Megan Perkins, agriculture and commerce liaison to Hutchinson’s office.
With the passing of Dorothy Ware, there is a vacancy on the Calhoun County Quorum Court in district 9. If you are a resident in district 9 and interested in being Justice of the Peace you have to apply online. You can fill out an application on the governor’s website at https://www.ark.org/gov_ bcaq/app/instructions.html.
The Arkansas Department of Health’s Local Health Units across the state will offer COVID-19 testing beginning Monday.
Since we won’t be able to host our usual in-person summer reading activities this year, Calhoun County Library will be providing a takehome and virtual Summer Reading Program. Beginning on June 22, packets containing a 4-week set of crafts, activities, and programs will be available for pick-up at the library during regular business hours. The packets will contain weekly envelopes with all supplies for 1-2 crafts and instructions for participating in a virtual program with library staff, either at a designated time or on your own schedule. Parents will soon be able to sign their children up for summer reading using the ReadSquared program generously provided by the Arkansas State Library - a fantastic online resource that will allow you to track your reading and share it with us. Stay tuned to our Facebook page (@CalCoLibrary) and our website (www.calcolibrary.com) for more information! We will miss seeing all your happy faces in person all summer long!
Hampton Superintendent Jimmy Cunningham announced his resignation on Tuesday to retire. There is no replacement at the time of this publication. He is retiring after 12 years in Hampton School District.