A-State returns to in-classroom instruction Monday

Arkansas State University resumes in-classroom activities and on-campus work on Monday, Feb. 22.

As a reminder to students, if their individual circumstances will not allow for attending class in-person, they should refer to the Provost’s Inclement Weather Policy and notify their instructors. Employees who have extenuating circumstances are asked to coordinate their return to work with their supervisors.

On campus dining returns to regular weekend hours today. The Dean B. Ellis Library also resumes its regular hours today, and the Red W.O.L.F. Center will open from noon to 5 p.m. today and Sunday, before continuing regular operating hours on Monday.

Saturday’s employee vaccination clinics for the second dose of Moderna will be held as scheduled in Centennial Hall at the Reng Student Union. Parking is open in the Union parking deck. Please enter the Union for the clinic from the second level of the parking deck.

PLWC reports utility bill scam

Paragould Light, Water and Cable has reported that a scammer called one of its customers Friday morning. The scammer informed the customer that they had been overcharged the last few months and if the customer would send $150, the customer would get a $450 refund. The utility asks that if any of its customers receive this type of call, hang up on the scammer. Do not give out any personal information. Customers with questions about their PLWC bills should contact the utility’s Customer Service Team at (870) 239-7700.

Commodity distribution

The commodity distribution for Greene County has been scheduled for Wednesday February 24, from 9 a.m. until noon or until food supplies are gone. The Commodity Distribution will be held at the Paragould Community Center 3404 Linwood Drive, Parking Lot B and C. This will be a Drive-Thru Distribution.

According to Keith Livesay, USDA Coordinator for the Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas, persons receiving the USDA food must reside in Greene County. Recipients must also meet the income guidelines that have been set for the emergency food assistance program.

At the time of the distribution, information cards will be filled out for all recipients. Recipients will need to provide the following information: name, address, family size and combined monthly income of the household. An appropriate form of identification such as driver’s license, social security card or picture identification card must be shown at this time also. Recipients who are unable to carry the food they receive should bring someone to assist them.

Recipients will only be allowed to pick up commodity foods for themselves and one additional household. To pick up food items for a shut-in, elderly person or other qualified household, the person picking up the food for another household must have signed Authorization Slip with all information on it from the person he or she is picking up for. The note must also contain the name, address, family size and combined monthly income of the person receiving the food. Case workers picking up for larger groups must make prior arrangements with the USDA Coordinator.

Commodity foods are distributed on a first come, first served basis. The Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas and the U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, handicap, religion or national origin. Bi-lingual translators are not available on site. For more information about the distribution of commodity foods, questions concerning eligibility for this program or to volunteer to work, contact Keith Livesay at the Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas by calling (870) 932-3663.

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