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Election Comedy Opens at The Joint in Argenta

Election Comedy Opens at The Joint in Argenta

Opening September 7, ELECTILE DYSFUNCTION stars The Main Thing, Arkansas' resident professional comedy company, in an original two-act satire about the upcoming election.

The plot focuses on a Little Rock family that is much divided when it comes to selecting our next president, and when a television news team starts following the family's story, it turns them into local celebrities. Add to the mix a popular Little Rock evangelist who has just opened a church large enough to raise cattle in its back forty acres, and things begin to spin hilariously out of control. All of The Main Thing comedies are suitable for people of all ages.

This Week in Argenta

This Week in Argenta

Now - November 27: Top of the Rock Chorus Recruits Singers - Top of the Rock Chorus is a non-profit organization and the Little Rock chapter of Sweet Adelines International. Rehearsals are Tuesday evening from 7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. at Cornerstone Bible Fellowship. Call Nancy Loney, 501-231-1119 or visit www.TopOfTheRockChorus.org.

Fighting Fires of Hate Exhibit Opens

Fighting Fires of Hate Exhibit Opens

The William F. Laman Public Library System presents Fighting the Fires of Hate: America and the Nazi Book Burnings, August 31 - October 28. This traveling exhibition was organized by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

An opening reception is slated for 6 - 8 p.m., Friday, Sept. 7, at the main library. Music will be performed by Meredith Maddox Hicks, violinist with the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra.

Just a few months after Adolf Hitler came to power in Nazi Germany and a full six years before World War II, German university students carried out an "Action Against the Un-German Spirit" targeting the writings by scores of German and foreign authors, including Helen Keller, Ernest Hemingway, Albert Einstein, and Sigmund Freud. Their orchestrated book burnings across Germany would come to underscore German-Jewish writer Heinrich Heine's 19th century warning, "Where one burns books, one soon burns people."

Steele files candidacy for NLR mayor

Steele files candidacy for NLR mayor

North Little Rock - Thursday, August 2, 2012, Representative Tracy Steele turned in petition signatures and officially filed his candidacy to become North Little Rock’s next Mayor. “I am excited about the future of North Little Rock and would be honored to serve as your Mayor” said Representative Tracy Steele.

“Over the past 14 years, I have enjoyed every moment serving as a lawmaker representing the people of North Little Rock while also raising a family of my own. I worked closely with four Arkansas Governors to put policies in place that have improved the lives of people in North Little Rock. It is this experience that gives me an understanding of the strengths and challenges of our community and the drive to lead this city” said Steele.

“As Mayor, I will build on the areas where we are strong and take responsible action where we need to improve.

Election results for Pulaski judge, sheriff

Election results for Pulaski judge, sheriff

Today's THV will be giving you complete coverage of the election on THV2 and THV2.com. For more news on politics, including the latest in the presidential race, visit our Campaign 2012 section on todaysthv.com.

PULASKI COUNTY JUDGE STANDINGS

  • Buddy Villines (incumbent) runs unopposed in the primary and general elections.

PULASKI COUNTY SHERIFF STANDINGS

  • Doc Holladay (incumbent) runs unopposed in the primary and general elections.

Libertarian party releases Arkansas candidate list

Libertarian party releases Arkansas candidate list

From the Arkansas Libertarian Party:

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- On Saturday, the Libertarian Party of Arkansas (LPAR) nominated candidates for the 2012 election during their state convention.  The LPAR nominated candidates to run in all four Congressional districts as well as candidates in several state-wide and local races.

This is the first time in history that the LPAR has met the ballot access requirements to run candidates for any office other than President. The LPAR was certified as a new political party by the Secretary of State in 2011 after submitting more than 16,000 signatures of registered voters. In Arkansas, new political parties choose their candidates at a nominating convention rather than in a primary.

“We are thrilled that every Arkansan will have at least two Libertarians on their ballot this year,” said Chairman Rodger Paxton of Marion.

Governor appoints 35 to boards, commissions

Governor appoints 35 to boards, commissions

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

Stephen Ballard, Benton, to the Burial Association Board. Appointment expires December 31, 2014. Replaces Ben Brazzel.

Dr. Joseph Beck, Fayetteville, to the Oversight Committee on Breast Cancer Research. Appointment expires January 1, 2016. Replaces Dr. Malcolm Hayward.

The Honorable Larry Bryant, Forrest City, to the Arkansas Service Commission. Appointment expires January 14, 2015. Replaces the Honorable Robert Taylor.

Teresa Bullock, Bryant, to the Public Health Advisory Board. Appointee serves at the will of the governor. Replaces Sandra Lancaster.

Bobby Burns, Beebe, to the State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors. Appointment expires June 1, 2013. Replaces Garland Camper.

Matt Cashion, Little Rock, reappointed to the Information Network of Arkansas. Appointment expires December 31, 2014.