Children's Advocacy Center Expanding

November 6, 2020

Community

Children's Advocacy Center Expands to Gentry

The Children's Advocacy Center of Benton County expanded West to Gentry. The $1.1 million dollar facility broke ground in March and was completed last month.

  • Info - "Officials say [the Center] anticipates serving 40-60 children at their second location between now and the end of the year. The nonprofit has seen more than 12,000 children since its inception 20 years ago."
  • Deep Dive - For opportunities to serve, learn more, or provide financial gifts to the Advocacy Center the information can be found HERE

Politics

City of Fayetteville Electoral Results

With unofficial but informative results, Mayor Jordan will serve another term as Fayetteville Mayor.

  • Mayoral results:
    • Baucom with 721 (2%)
    • Harris with 1,967 (5%)
    • Terminella with 9,973 (25%)
    • Jordan 24,346 (68%)
  • Ward 1
    • Fimbres with 1,577 (20%)
    • Jones with 3,108 (38%)
    • Oyioka with 988 (12%)
    • Pettigrew with 2,414 (30%)
  • Ward 2
    • Chesser with 2,272 (36%)
    • Petty with 4,075 (64%)
  • Ward 3
    • Bunch with 7,464 (77%)
    • Tonnessen with 2,235 (23%)
  • Ward 4
    • Fire Cat with 764 (8%)
    • Hertzberg with 4,846 (51%)
    • Smith with 3,013 (31%)
    • Waddell with 933 (10%)

More information (and current information) can be found HERE

Business

ABF (ArcBest Corp.) Q3 Earnings Report

ArcBest said third-quarter revenue increased by 0.9% from $788 million to $795 million.

  • Info - "The Fort Smith, Ark.-based logistics company said third-quarter net income soared 80.4% to $29.4 million from $16.3 million in the same period a year ago. Diluted earnings per share increased to $1.11 from 62 cents.
  • Deep Dive - more information can be found HERE

COVID-19

Governor's Weekly Covid Briefing

Health Data:

Case Report:

Today: 520 new confirmed cases, 358 probable cases = 878 total new cases

Total cases: 114,519

6,410 tests in the last 24 hours

Top Counties:

Benton: 96

Washington: 77

Pulaski: 66

Craighead: 38

Sebastian: 37

Saline: 34

Green: 31

Faulkner: 28

Miller and Mississippi: 24

White: 23

Crawford: 22

667 Hospitalized (-21)

2,003 Deaths (+18)

Beau Ryall, Arkansas Hospital Association - Hospitalizations have decreased; however, hospitalizations reached their highest levels recently. Northeast and Central Arkansas are seeing the most increase. Hospital bed capacity is tight, but that’s not the issue. The issue is the number of medical workers available to staff the beds.

10 percent of occupied beds have COVID Patients

26 percent of occupied ICU beds have COVID Patients

31 percent of ventilators are in use by COVID patients

There isn’t a shortage in PPE or testing supplies. What we are seeing is a shortage in healthcare workers, caused by fatigue, competition from other states, increasing costs, and community exposure.

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