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LRAFB speaks out on government shutdown

JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - The Little Rock Air Force has spoken out on the government shutdown.

Workers at the Jacksonville base felt the impact this week as approximately 350 civilian personnel were furloughed.

Col. Patrick Rhatigan of the US Air Force discussed the measures they're taking to take care of must-pay bills overseas during the shutdown. He said the uncertainty is extremely disruptive to the entire department of defense.

"What I know - rest assured - we do not have extra money, and we do not have extra people, and we need everyone to get the mission done," explained Rhatigan.

Col. Rhatigan said positions are open, but airmen are covering down on the capability. He added that they are getting planes in the air and doing their duty despite furloughs because the mission, he says, cannot fail.

"Drawing a Line: 30 Years of Cartoons & Illustrations by John Deering" at Thea, Oct 4 - 18

"Drawing a Line:  30 Years of Cartoons & Illustrations by John Deering" at Thea, Oct 4 - 18

The Thea Foundation is happy to host a retrospective exhibition by one of central Arkansas’s most recognized names.  “Drawing a Line:  30 Years of Cartoons and Illustrations by John Deering” will be on display in the Thea Gallery from October 4 - 18, kicking off with an opening reception the evening of October 4 from 7:00 to 9:00pm.  Visitors will enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres and libations, and get the chance to meet the artist himself.  

Live Salsa Music & More During Latino Food & Music Festival

Live Salsa Music & More During Latino Food & Music Festival

Saturday, September 14, 6-10pm, enjoy a night of delicious Latin food, wonderful atmosphere, live salsa music, and even better company!

Featuring food vendors from Brazil, Argentina, El Salvador, Mexico, Honduras, Bolivia, Columbia & Nicaragua. It all happens at the Argenta Farmers Market Plaza, 520 Main Street, Argenta Arts District, downtown NLR.

Bridge Detour for Cyclists, Walkers

Bridge Detour for Cyclists, Walkers

The Clinton Library Bridge will be beginning Monday, July 22 from 6 am to 6 pm for installation of new lights. This project is planned to be completed by October 1st.

First Presbyterian Argenta Collecting Back to School Basics

First Presbyterian Argenta Collecting Back to School Basics

First Presbyterian Church in Argenta is partnering with the Dark Hollow Community Center to help the kids in our neighborhood get ready for school. Please bring supplies to the church over the next two Sundays (July 28, August 4) at the corner of 4th & Maple Streets, Argenta Arts District, downtown NLR.

Here's a list of the basics being collected to help kids in our community start school right. Click School Supplies to see a list of back to school basics needed. Please contact Natasha Deal at natashadeal@gmail.com if you have any questions or would like to help. 

This Week in Argenta

This Week in Argenta

July 29 - 31: The Arkansas Travelers VS Northwest Arkansas Naturals at Dickey-Stephens Park. All games start at 7:10 p.m. Visit www.Travs.com or call 501-664-1555

July 30: NLR Bicycle Friendly Community Committee meeting, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., NLR City Services Building, Conference Room A, 120 Main Street, call 501-975-8777 or email brhodes@northlittlerock.ar.gov for more information.

July 30: Tales from the South, a live taping of the radio series, is held weekly on Tuesdays at Starving Artist Cafe´. Cost: $7.50 admission plus dinner. Dinner begins at 5 p.m.; taping begins at 7 p.m. Seating is limited. For details visit www.TalesFromTheSouth.com.

Now - July 28: Jesus Christ Superstar at the Argenta Community Theater - SOLD OUT

This Week in Argenta

This Week in Argenta

July 17: Live Entertainment!
Joint Venture Improv Comedy @ The Joint

July 18: Live at Laman, held monthly every 2nd Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Laman Library Plaza. Call 501-758-1720 or visit www.LamanLibrary.org.

July 18 - 21: The Arkansas Travelers VS Tulsa Drillers at Dickey-Stephens Park. The Thursday - Saturday games start at 7:10 p.m. & Sunday game at 6:10 p.m. Call 501-664-1555 or visit www.Travs.com.

July 18: Live Entertainment!
The Joint features the Funkanites

July 19: Argenta Artwalk held the 3rd Friday of each month from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. "Art In Unexpected Places" can be found inside & out of the galleries and businesses along Main Street. For details or to display your artwork, please call 501-517-3127 or visit www.Facebook.com/ArgentaArtWalk.

July 19: Live Entertainment!
Cregeen's Irish Pub presents Brian Nahlen