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Maintenance, consisting of surface preparation, painting and miscellaneous repairs and improvements, on the Otwell elevated storage tank began on September 22, 2014. Both the interior and exterior of the 200,000 gallon tank was scheduled for painting and repairs. The interior work is near completion. Priming and painting of the exterior is in progress.

Interior and exterior painting of the 260,000 gallon Craighead Forest standpipe began on November 10, 2014. Currently, minor repairs and improvements are in progress. Surface preparation is planned to begin before the end of the month.

Maintenance on both tanks is scheduled for completion in mid December 2014, depending on weather conditions.


Long Range Goals

  • System study including placement of flow monitors in individual basins;
  • Analysis and documentation of current projects;
  • Evaluate lift stations and capacity issues;
  • Develop CMOM document;
  • Develop a check list for items that ADEQ typically requires;
  • Work on CWL communication and organization (software, record keeping, etc.);
  • Evaluate preventive maintenance, public relations, and overall management of wastewater system.

 ·  Shepherd's Fold works to expand ministry to Paragould with new home
  A faith-based rehabilitation program in Region 8 is working to expand their ministry. Shepherd's Fold can house 23 men at their location in Cardwell, Missouri. Now, they are working to house 10 more people in Paragould. 
 ·  Downtown Jonesboro business temporarily closed
  A number of employees and former employees of a downtown Jonesboro restaurant stood and sat in front of the store for multiple hours Tuesday morning and afternoon wondering if they would be paid.
 ·  1 killed, 1 injured in Independence Co. crash
  One man was killed and another injured in a 2-vehicle crash in Independence County.
 ·  Local schools adapt policies to cell phone popularity
  Cell phones are a part of our everyday world, and kids as young as 7 are carrying them.
 ·  Multiple guns stolen from vehicles in Jonesboro
  Between Monday and Tuesday, 5 firearms were stolen out of vehicles in Jonesboro.