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Account opened

An account has been set up at First Security Bank in Clinton for donations for the family of Linda Rice, who was killed in a car accident earlier this month, according to branch Vice President Cheryl Ragland.

Water loan

The Bee Branch Water Association has received a $1,229,700 loan from the USDA Rural Development Agency. This loan will be used to replace 40-year-old pumps at three pumping stations and to construct an additional one-day storage tank at a problem location. Also, these funds will be used for waterline construction to improve a low pressure service area. In addition $285,700 of the loan will be used for refinancing existing loans at a 2.75 percent interest rate, according to association President Nick Palangio. The loan was obligated on Aug. 8, 2013. For additional information contact the Bee Branch Water Association at (501) 654-2292.


U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor will join the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, to dedicate the White River Minimum Flows project. Pryor said this project will ensure Arkansas remains a top destination for trout fishing. The dedication will be at the Gaston’s Visitor Center, 153 Dam Overlook Lane, Bull Shoals, Ark.

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