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Federal Tipoffs Involving Arkansas Newsletter for Sunday September 22, 2019 ( 10 items )  

$2.4 Million Funding Available for Head Start Services in Arkansas
WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families announced that it expects to award up to two discretionary grants for Head Start services in Ashley, Bradley, Chicot, Desha and Drew counties, Arkansas. The estimated total program funding available was cited as $2,407,472. The agency said the grant was associated with income security and social services. The funding is open to state, county, city, township governments; independen  more

188th Airman Named Adjunct Instructor at Air Force First Sergeant Academy
EBBING AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Arkansas, Sept. 17 -- The U.S. Air Force Air Education and Training Command issued the following news: By John E. Hillier When the Air Force First Sergeant Academy restructured its curriculum in 2018, in-residence classroom time was doubled. To accommodate this new requirement, the academy realized a need to quickly bring additional instructors onboard as adjunct faculty, so it turned to the wealth of experience in the Air National Guard. Answering that call wa  more

Ark. U.S. Attorney: Fort Smith, Arkansas Businessman Pleads Guilty to Tax Fraud
FAYETTEVILLE, Arkansas, Sept. 20 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, Duane A. Kees, issued the following news release: Duane (DAK) Kees, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced today that Donald Tankersley, age 76, of Fort Smith, Arkansas, has pleaded guilty to an information on two counts of Tax Fraud. The Honorable Timothy L. Brooks accepted the plea in the United States District Court in Fayetteville on September 19, 2019. According to c  more

Black Knight Fulfills Dream of Serving
LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, Arkansas, Sept. 16 -- The U.S. Air Force Air Education and Training Command issued the following news: By Mariam K. Springs Less than one percent of the population joins the military every year. Some join the military for school, travel or other benefits. For others, joining the ranks is something that has always been part of their life plan. The latter is true for U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Robert Matthews, 19th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron communication and na  more

Corps of Engineers to Issue Special Permits to 4 Youth Deer Hunters
ASHDOWN, Arkansas, Sept. 18 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the following news release: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is taking applications from hunters ages 6-15 who want to participate in a special deer hunt Nov. 2 at Millwood Lake. Four permits will be issued to young hunters who seek to experience the outdoors and have a great place to hunt that is normally closed to hunting. Applicants must submit a completed application form to the Corps by Oct. 15. A random drawing will b  more

Federal Aid Programs for the State of Arkansas
WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency issued the following news release: Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Donald J. Trump's disaster declaration issued for the state of Arkansas. Assistance for State and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required: * Payment of not less than 75 percent of the eligible costs for debris removal and  more

MKARNS Navigation Notice SWL 19-73 David D. Terry Lock (No. 6) Resumes 24-HR Operation
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas, Sept. 16 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Little Rock District issued the following news release: David D. Terry Lock (No. 6) NM 108.1 has resumed 24 hour operations. Questions or requests for additional information concerning this notice should be directed to the Little Rock District Office, at (501) 324-5739 or you may email CESWL-OP-OM@usace.army.mil. //signed// Kevin J. McDaniels Chief, Operations Division  more

President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Arkansas
WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency issued the following news release: FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Arkansas to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes, and flooding from June 23-24, 2019. The President's action makes federal funding available to the state, eligible local governments and certain   more

Surface Transportation Board Issues Decision Involving Arkansas Oklahoma Railroad
WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Surface Transportation Board issued the following decision (Docket No. FD 36323) entitled "Arkansas Oklahoma Railroad Company Acquisition and Operation Exemption State of Oklahoma": On June 24, 2019, the Arkansas-Oklahoma Railroad Company (AOK), a Class III rail carrier, filed a petition under 49 U.S.C. Sec. 10502 seeking an exemption from the prior approval requirements of 49 U.S.C. Sec. 10902 for the authority to acquire from the  more

USDA Offers Disaster Assistance for Arkansas Farmers Hurt by 2018, 2019 Disasters
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas, Sept. 18 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency - Arkansas Field Office issued the following news release: Agricultural producers affected by natural disasters in 2018 and 2019, can apply through the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus (WHIP+). Sign-up for this U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) program begins Sept. 11. "There is no doubt that extreme weather has greatly impacted Arkansas' agricultural producers over the last several yea  more