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Since 1986, Welcome Health has provided completely free medical services for low-income and underserved residents. There will be a 35th anniversary celebration, though details depend on the length of the pandemic.

Courtesy / Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families

According to a new report from Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families, more than 150,000 Arkansans are estimated to be newly food insecure since the COVID-19 pandemic began and state policies are making it more difficult for families to access nutritional support from programs like SNAP during the crisis.

Applications open today for a new, supplemental crisis program that will assist low-income Arkansans with their utility bills. Households can apply by contacting their local Community Action Agency.

On today's show, we learn about a new program that aims to provide assistance paying heating bills for low-income area residents. Also, we remember four people who helped make northwest Arkansas better. And we get our weekly preview of live music happening this weekend.

EOA of Washington County is now accepting applications for its Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. Eligible applicants can have a utility bill paid for them during the winter.