Community Briefs Feb. 11

WC board to meet

The Watson Chapel School Board will hold a regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at the district office, 4100 Camden Road, according to a news release.

Pleasant Grove to provide food

Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 1801 Indiana St., will be feeding those in need from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 24. The effort will be provided at the church's soup kitchen and pantry, according to a news release.

Lenten Fish Fry dinners set

The Knights of Columbus Annual Lenten Fish Fry is being held from 5-7 p.m. every Friday through March (except Good Friday, March 29) at St. Joseph Catholic Church, West Sixth Avenue and Laurel Street. People can eat in for the all-you-can-eat dinner or get carry out plates, according to a news release. Dinners for adults are $15 and children $8.

Area Agency tells menu

Area Agency on Aging of Southeast Arkansas is serving lunches from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. weekdays at the senior centers. Here's the menu:

Monday -- Vegetable beef soup, oriental slaw, cornbread, fruit, and milk.

Tuesday -- Lemon pepper chicken, baked corn casserole, zucchini and tomatoes, chocolate pie, and milk.

Wednesday -- Pork roast, Au gratin potatoes, orange glazed beets, wheat bread, apple cake, and milk.

Thursday -- Swiss steak, rice, okra, roll, apricots, and milk.

Friday -- Chicken and dumplings, green beans, stewed tomatoes, cake, and milk.

Details: Strachota Senior Citizens Center, (870) 543-6323.

VA sets date for virtual claims clinic

The Little Rock VA Regional Office will hold a virtual claims clinic for Arkansas Veterans from 4-6 p.m. Feb. 22. To reserve a timeslot, veterans should call (501) 370-3829 before 4 p.m. Feb. 21, according to a news release.

Veterans may speak one-on-one to staff of the Little Rock VA Regional Office regarding their claims for VA benefits. VA disability compensation offers a monthly tax-free payment to veterans who got sick or injured while serving in the military and to veterans whose service made an existing condition worse, according to the release.

The staff will be available to answer questions about existing VA benefits claims and how to file a new one.

The main office of the Little Rock VA Regional Office is located at 2200 Fort Roots Drive in North Little Rock and open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Veteran Assist Phone Line, (501) 370-3829, is staffed Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Campaign signs don't go on right of way

The Arkansas Department of Transportation reminds political candidates and their supporters that it is unlawful to place campaign signs on a highway right of way in Arkansas.

Laws permit only official directional, informational and regulatory highway signs on state-owned highway property. The local ARDOT Area Maintenance Office removes all other signs, according to a news release.

ARDOT personnel will remove any yard signs placed on the right of way and will contact owners of large billboard signs to remove them. Owners can pick up the signs during normal business hours at the nearest ARDOT Area Maintenance Office.

"There are several Arkansas statutes addressing encroachment and the placing of signs or other objects on highway right of way," ARDOT Director Lorie Tudor said.

"The Arkansas Department of Transportation encourages everyone to follow the right of way laws to keep the roadsides clear and ensure our highways are as safe as possible," Tudor said.

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