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Local digest March 1, 2021

February 28, 2021 at 8:30 p.m.

Boil order still in effect for Strong

The Arkansas Department of Health issued a boil water order for Strong shortly before 11:30 a.m. Friday morning that was still in effect at press-time Saturday afternoon.

According to the ADH, a water main burst at Strong Waterworks, affecting the entire water system.

The United States Centers for Disease Control recommends using only bottled or boiled water for cooking, teeth brushing and watering pets. Tap water, even if it is filtered, should be boiled before use. Water from appliances, like ice or water from the refrigerator, should also be boiled before use.

According to the CDC, if bottled water isn’t available, one should bring water to a full rolling boil for at least one minute, then allow it to cool before use.

One should also be careful not to swallow water if bathing under a boil advisory. The CDC recommends giving children sponge baths to reduce the chances of their swallowing water.

If a dishwasher reaches a final rinse temperature of at least 150 degrees Fahrenheit, or if it has a sanitizing cycle, it should be safe to use, according to the CDC.

“Drinks and Inks” Corks and Canvas workshop today

The South Arkansas Arts Center’s “Drinks and Inks” Corks and Canvas workshop is scheduled for this evening.

Katy Hayes will lead the workshop, which will teach participants to utilize alcohol inks to make paintings and coasters.

There is a limit of 10 participants. The workshop fee is $40.

For more information or to register for this workshop, call the SAAC office at 870-862-5474 or visit saac-arts.org.

In accordance with government regulations, masks will be required. Attendees must sign in at the door and have your temperature taken. Tables will be physically distanced and attendance will be limited for guest safety.

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