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Mayor Hays follows Stodola's lead - but where is the leader for the people?

Mayor Hays follows Stodola's lead - but where is the leader for the people?

Friday, Mayor Hayes of North Little Rock called for a special meeting of city council.  Why the early morning meeting or where the money will go is an even bigger mystery.  It seems as if it is in an effort to avoid the population that would pay the taxes levied for.

According to my paycheck, I pay 16% taxes and then I went to Office Depot on McCain Blvd in North Little Rock and paid 8% taxes for various office supplies.  That’s a total of 24% taxes. Another half percent?

While submarines, trolleys and tugboats are great for a sustainable population, the homeless and jobless folks that I meet late night in Argenta as well as the schools, need to keep what money they have.

There are roughly 10,000 kids within five miles of city hall who live at the poverty line or below. What about them?

Mr.

Why purchase heartworm preventative from vet?

Why purchase heartworm preventative from vet?

Why should you purchase your pet's heartworm preventative from a veternarian instead of an internet pharmacy?

There is a very, very simple answer!  The pharmaceutical companies that make heartworm preventatives will guarantee their products when you purchase from your veterinarian, but will not guarantee products purchased through Internet pharmacies.  We know that nothing in life is 100%, and the same is true of heartworm preventatives.  Regular and consistent use of heartworm prevention remains our best tactic in the battle against heartworm disease, but it is possible, though rare, for a pet who is on heartworm prevention to contract the disease.

If your pet tests positive for heartworms, and your veterinary records indicate consistent use of preventatives and annual heartworm testing, then the pharmaceutical company is willing to pay toward your pet's treatment expenses, offsetting the cost significantly.  We have

Bargains Galore on 64

Bargains Galore on 64

Bargains Galore on 64 is an annual event that will be taking place on August 11-13, Thursday through Saturday.  This is a 160 mile yard sale where you can find antiques, collectables and all around great buys.  Listed by Southern Traveler magazine as a designated "Travel Treasure," this event will attract vacationers, locals, buyers, sellers alike to "shop til' you drop" and enjoy the bargains as well as the beautiful vistas.

As their website states, "The River Valley of Arkansas is proud to host another of our Bargains Galore on 64 yard sale extravaganzas. This annual event is held on Thursday through Saturday, the second weekend in August and offers a great opportunity for commercial vendors, non-profit groups, clubs, schools, churches, civic organizations, etc., to promote their products or service.

Larry's Pizza looks to Hot Springs, Little Rock; Jimmy John's set for capital city

Larry's Pizza looks to Hot Springs, Little Rock; Jimmy John's set for capital city

One location restaurant chain prepares to expand in Little Rock, while a national name is setting its sights on well-trafficked corner of the capital city, according to this week's Arkansas Business newspaper.

First, Larry's Pizza, the buffet-style pizza slinger that opened its first location in southwest Little Rock in 1992, is adding a second west Little Rock location, this one at 801 S. Bowman Road. The space once housed Dragon Palace Buffet at the Bowman Station project. The new Larry's will be about 7,500 square feet.

But the chain isn't stopping there.

Good Gardens presents Argenta Farmers Market Founder Jody Hardin

Good Gardens presents Argenta Farmers Market Founder Jody Hardin

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The William F. Laman Public Library System presents Jody Hardin, co-founder of the Argenta Market and the Argenta Farmers Market, as July’s featured Good Gardens speaker.

A fifth generation farmer from Grady, Arkansas, Hardin is known far and wide for his commitment to the development of local farmers markets. His Certified Arkansas Farmers Market in Argenta quickly grew to be one of the top 50 outdoor farmers markets in the United States in 2009, based on a national competition of over 5000 farmers markets.

Join Hardin as he talks about what it means to be "locally grown" in Arkansas on Saturday, July 9 at 10 a.m. in the Laman Library auditorium.

Good Gardens takes place at the library’s main branch, the second Saturday, of each month, through October.

McCain renovations update

McCain renovations update

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – McCain Mall, a popular North Little Rock shopping destination for 38 years, is pleased to announce that throughout their renovation efforts, more than 90,000 sq. feet of flooring and 20 tons of metal have been recycled to date. 

McCain Mall has contracted Rheinschmidt Tile & Marble in partnership with Solid Waste Solutions Corp. (SWS) on the removal and reinstallation of 90,000 sq. feet of floor tile. Rheinschmidt Tile & Marble is a leading installation contractor world wide of tile and marble products. SWS is a nationally recognized waste and recycling consulting company specializing in waste minimization and beneficial reuse.

“There was a time that materials like this were simply headed to a landfill. This is one example of the innovation occurring in recent years in the waste and recycling industry.

District not charged with FOI violation

District not charged with FOI violation

LITTLE ROCK — The Pulaski County prosecutor’s office said Thursday it will not take action on a criminal complaint alleging that the Pulaski County Special School District failed to comply with requests for documents sought under the state Freedom of Information Act.

Dennis Byrd, chief of the Arkansas News Bureau and publisher of four Pulaski County newspapers, filed the complaint June 15, alleging that Superintendent Charles Hopson did not comply with a May 2 FOI request for text messages sent and received by Hopson’s cell phone during a four-month period.
 

What was the district's response?