Saturday, October 18, 2008

Main Street Arkansas Update - October 20-24, 2008

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From: "Cary Tyson" <>
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2008 17:00:24 -0500
To: Caroline Millar<>; Cynthia Dorn<>; Greg Phillips<>; Mark Miller<>; Nancy Lowe<>; Susan Shaddox<>
Subject: Main Street Arkansas Update - October 20-24, 2008

Arkansas Community Development Society Conference – October 30, UCA, Conway, 8:30 – 3:30.  You can register here:

This day long conference will provide tools communities can use to develop economically viable and healthy communities capable of competing in the 21st Century global economy. 

- this is one of those ‘pre-approved’ trainings that will meet the continuing education needs of programs that have yet to finalize that portion of the national certification requirements


Main Street Arkansas Calendar October 20 - 25


Cary & Nancy – out all week at the National Trust/Main Street Coordinators Conference – Tulsa, OK

Greg – out all week on annual leave



MONDAY           Caroline – ArtLinks; Susan – out until 3:30

WEDNESDAY    Susan, Blytheville
THURSDAY        Susan, Blytheville





Rural Creative Class

Self Paced Microsoft Courses

After the Flood Video



At the Clinton School & a session of this week’s ArtLinks conference:

"The Rural Creative Class," with Tim Wojan, hosted with the Arkansas Arts Council
Tuesday, October 21, 2008 at 10:45 a.m. (Statehouse CC, Wally Allen Ballroom)


National Endowment for the Humanities Grant

We the People Challenge Grants in United States History, Institutions, and Culture Grant


Free Self-Paced Microsoft Office Courses

by Timothy Lee, Associate Extension Specialist, UALR Lead Center

Microsoft offers a number of free self-paced training courses on their Office Online website. Course are available for both 2007 and 2003 product lines. Training is available for standard Office products, such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, and also for more advanced products, such as, Project, Sharepoint Server, and Visio.

An Office Online RSS Feed is also available. The Office Online RSS Feed sends you training courses and video demos every other week. Then you pick and choose what you want to use.

To access Microsoft's free self-paced courses, visit:

You can now watch HPD's "After the Flood" video online


You can now watch "After the Flood: Rebuilding Communities Through Historic Preservation" online, courtesy of Georgia Public Broadcasting at  HPD produced this video after extensive flooding damaged historic properties in 1994 in southwest Georgia.


To obtain a free copy of the 20-minute VHS video-tape, please send your name, organization, and mailing address to or call 404-651-5268.





Cary Tyson


Main Street Arkansas

Arkansas Historic Preservation Program

1500 Tower Building

323 Center Street

Little Rock, AR 72201


501.324.9186 voice

501.324.9184 fax


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The mission of Main Street Arkansas is to be the leading resource for communities seeking to revitalize their historic downtown commercial districts and to provide technical assistance and expertise to designated Main Street Arkansas communities through the implementation of the National Trust’s Main Street Center’s comprehensive Four-Point Approach™.   Main Street Arkansas is a preservation-based economic development program housed in the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage. 


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