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Arkansas Flower and Garden Show goes beyond blooms

Arkansas Flower and Garden Show goes beyond blooms

LITTLE ROCK, ARK. (AFGS) – The full schedule has been announced for the 2014 Arkansas Flower and Garden Show Feb. 21-23 at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock.

The show, which benefits educational scholarships to Arkansas horticulture students and beautification programs across the state, features 80 vendors, a display garden competition, demonstrations, how-to sessions and silent auction.

The Arkansas Flower and Garden Show is more than just the annual show in February. It is a non-profit organization whose mission is to advance gardening and beautification in Arkansas, promote local horticultural businesses and educate the public about gardening, landscaping and floral design.

Feb. 8 is 26th Annual Home and Garden seminar and show in Pine Bluff

Feb. 8 is 26th Annual Home and Garden seminar and show in Pine Bluff

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (H&G) - Media personality Chris Olsen and Garvan Woodland Gardens’ Bob Byers will be the keynote speakers Feb. 8 at the 26th annual Home & Garden Show & Seminar at the Pine Bluff Convention Center.

“This year’s show features a theme of ‘Hearty, Healthy Gardening’,” said XXXX. “Whether your gardening interests are learning, shopping or playing, we’ll have something for you at this year’s show.”

Attendance is free, and registration is requested.

This year’s show features more than 130 booths and fun for the entire family, including a kids/teens corner, “Art in the Garden” contest for local school students, food samples, Tablescape drawings, and many, many door prizes, including a quilt valued at $600. How-to sessions include building rain barrels, home security and terrarium making.

Area Photo: Humnoke, Arkansas

Area Photo: Humnoke, Arkansas

HUMNOKE, Ark. (KTHV) – This area photo was taken from a duck blind near Humnoke, Ark. by Paul D. White and shared with THV11 on the THV11 Facebook page.

Humnoke is a town in located near the Lonoke County and Jefferson County lines on Highway 65.

The total population of the .33 square miles of land is 284 and has grown 1.54 percent since 2000. The town’s website says it is home to three churches, a handful of businesses.

For more details on the town of Humnoke, visit Humnoke’s official website: http://on.kthv.com/1c14p8n

Commission approves land exchange on Bayou Meto

Commission approves land exchange on Bayou Meto

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AGFC) – A land exchange to provide additional acres for public access on Bayou Meto Wildlife Management Area was approved today by Commissioners with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. In its regular month meeting, the Commission approved the exchange with Triple H Farms, Inc.

The land exchange involves 160 acres owned by the AGFC and 155.5 acres owned by Triple H Farms. The AGFC land is appraised at $560,000 while the Triple H Farms property is valued at $625,000.

One of the 80 acre tracts owned by AGFC is completely surrounded by private property with no public access.  The entire acreage to be obtained by AGFC from Triple H Farms, Inc. adjoins Bayou Meto WMA and will be accessible by the public. The swap does not include any additional compensation.

Protect yourself during tick season

Protect yourself during tick season

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Arkansas has some of the highest levels of tick-related illnesses of any state in the nation and we are expecting another big year. In 2012, over 900 cases of tick-related illness were reported to the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH). Five of these cases resulted in death. Cases were found in 63 counties, with illnesses occurring every month of the year but peaking in June. Because many of these illnesses go unreported, the actual number of persons sick from tick-related illness is much higher.

According to Susan Weinstein, DVM, MPH, Zoonotic Disease Section Chief at ADH, “Tick-related illnesses are serious and can be deadly if not treated properly. It is very important that people realize the seriousness of the infections that some ticks can carry, and to see their doctor if ill. Thankfully, we can prevent many of these infections if we become aware of the risks and take some simple precautions.”

‘Bayou Bartholomew’ to premiere on AETN March 14

‘Bayou Bartholomew’ to premiere on AETN March 14

Documentary explores history, conservation of world’s longest bayou

CONWAY, Ark. (AETN) — “Bayou Bartholomew,” a one-hour documentary hosted by Chuck Dovish, will premiere on the Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) Thursday, March 14, at 6:30 p.m.

Originating near Pine Bluff, Bayou Bartholomew has the unique distinction of being the longest bayou in the world. It stretches 359 miles before emptying in the Ouachita River near Sterlington, La. Bayou Bartholomew is not only a wonder of nature, but also a national treasure. It’s one of most diverse stream in North America, containing 117 species of fish and 197 species of birds.

Water quality initiative applications due March 15

Water quality initiative applications due March 15
 

Agricultural Producers located in priority watersheds will be able to participate

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Feb. 13, 2013 — Acting State Conservationist Doris Washington announced applications are being accepted through March 15, 2013, for the National Water Quality Initiative in three Arkansas watersheds in portions of Jefferson and Lincoln counties.

Eligible producers in Cousart Bayou-Little Cypress Bayou, Upper Deep Bayou and Lower Deep Bayou watersheds will invest in voluntary conservation actions to help provide cleaner water for their neighbors and communities.  The selected watersheds were identified with help from the Arkansas Natural Resources Commission (ANRC), Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ), Arkansas Association of Conservation Districts (AACD), University of Arkansas and other partners.