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Big night, big benefit for homeless shelter

Big night, big benefit for homeless shelter

Big night, big benefit, Bethlehem House recently held their Fourth Political Pie (and Cake) Auction. Politicians and supporters were invited to bid on pies and cakes in exchange for 90 seconds of talk time to cover their topic of choice.

Among the crowd was Judge Mike Maggio (who is not currently running for office). Maggio said, “I am here tonight to support Bethlehem House. After supporting them for years with time and donations of goods, food and money, I want to see them get anything they need. I make it a point to attend every Pie Auction whether or not I’m up for election. Tonight, we are here to help raise funds to build a new shelter, which is critical.” 

One of the most significant speeches of the night was from an individual who has been a recipient of the services offered at Bethlehem House.  He spoke about how the shelter has helped him rebuild his life and finances after a battle with cancer took so much from him.

Governor appoints 32 to boards, commissions

Governor appoints 32 to boards, commissions

LITTLE ROCK - Governor Mike Beebe today announced the following appointments to boards and commissions:

Billy "Scott" Berna, Fayetteville, to the Burial Association Board.  Appointment expires December 31, 2016.  Replaces Donald Martin.

Steve Case, Batesville, reappointed to the Boiler Advisory Board.  Appointment expires January 14, 2016.

John Chambers III, Danville, reappointed to the Arkansas Tech University Board of Trustees.  Appointment expires January 14, 2016.

Robert Coon, Little Rock, reappointed to the Arkansas Service Commission.  Appointment expires January 14, 2015.

Fred Fowlkes, Vilonia, to the Arkansas Natural Resources Commission.  Appointment expires January 14, 2019.  Replaces Alec Farmer.

Georgette Garner, Eureka Springs, reappointed to the Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission.  Appointment expires January 14, 2018.

UCA to Host Arkansas Political Science Association Annual Meeting

UCA to Host Arkansas Political Science Association Annual Meeting

CONWAY -- The UCA Political Science Department is sponsoring the annual meeting of the Arkansas Political Science Association on Feb. 24 -25.

The event begins at noon on Friday, Feb. 24 at the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center.  The meeting will draw approximately 100 political scientists and students from Arkansas and surrounding states.

Participants will discuss a variety of topics including the 2012 presidential and congressional elections, the Arkansas court system and judicial decision-making, the causes of the Middle Eastern Revolutions, education policy and civic education.

Charles Bullock, a political scientist from the Department of Political Science at the University of Georgia will be the keynote speaker on Friday, Feb. 24. Dr. Bullock is a highly respected and well-known political science professor and author on Southern politics. Faulkner County Judge, Preston Scroggin will speak to conference participants on Saturday, Feb. 25.

Chamber opposes tax with road trip

Chamber opposes tax with road trip

Conway Chamber to go on 250 mile Economic Development Road Trip Opposing Severance Tax Increase

What:   Conway Area Chamber Leadership, Mayor Tab Townsell and Faulkner County Judge Preston Scroggin will visit six Chambers of Commerce and Economic Development organizations throughout Arkansas gathering resolutions opposing the proposed increase to the severance tax on natural gas.

When: Wednesday, February 1 – 6:00 a - 6:00 p

Where: Stops included: Conway, Searcy, Clinton, Damascus, Morrilton, Russellville, Fort Smith

Who:     -      Mayor Tab Townsell, City of Conway

19 appointed to governor's boards, commissions

19 appointed to governor's boards, commissions

LITTLE ROCK - Governor Mike Beebe today announced the following appointments to boards and commissions:

Joseph Beck, M.D., Little Rock, reappointed to the Arkansas State Medical Board. Appointment expires December 31, 2016.

William Dudding, M.D., Fort Smith, reappointed to the Arkansas State Medical Board. Appointment expires December 31, 2017.

Glen Glover, El Dorado, to the State Rehabilitation Council. Appointment expires February 1, 2014. Replaces Travis Beebe.

Lex Golden, Little Rock, to the Public Health Advisory Board. Appointment expires November 1, 2017. Replaces Joe Dan Yee.

Dr. David Horton, Conway, to the State Rehabilitation Council. Appointment expires February 1, 2014. Replaces John Satterfield.

Scott Jones, Little Rock, to the Technology Equipment Revolving Loan Fund Committee. Appointment expires June 30, 2013. Replaces Betsy Barnes.

Congressman Tim Griffin reacts to State of the Union

WASHINGTON - Congressman Tim Griffin issued the following statement in response to President Obama's State of the Union (SOTU) address:                                                       

Sadly, President Obama has become a spectator to history when it comes to addressing our out-of-control spending and encouraging job creation.  The time for talk has long passed; it's time for him to lead or follow.

I wish the President had offered a bold, real plan for balancing our budget - or pledged to work with us to get our spending under control.

Tyler addresses budget issues

Tyler addresses budget issues

 

Solicits feedback, says no fundraising during session

CONWAY, Ark. – State Representative Linda Tyler of Conway, a candidate for the State Senate, today announced an effort to keep voters informed as the Arkansas General Assembly’s second-ever fiscal session gets underway.  In a web video, Tyler asks residents to contact her with questions about the upcoming session, which will be devoted to budget issues. 

“I invite you to reach out to me at www.lindatylerforsenate.com, where you can email me a question or comment and find my phone number,” Tyler said.  “As always, I’ll be working hard to make sure your voice is heard every step of the way.”

“Now, more than ever, we need strong leadership at our State Capitol,” Tyler continued.  “We need someone who will put the needs of our people ahead of the wants of some political party.”