Saturday, July 19, 2008

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Word of the Day for Saturday, July 19, 2008

malinger \muh-LING-guhr\, intransitive verb:

To feign or exaggerate illness or inability in order to avoid duty or work.

Because he twice slapped battle-stressed soldiers in Sicily who, he thought, were merely malingering, he was denied a major command in the Normandy landings.
-- Bernard Knox, "Scorched Earth", New York Times, November 14, 1999
It is impossible to determine exactly what inspired Mary's various symptoms, but her own and other family members' letters suggest that her suffering may have been a combination of hypochondria, conscious histrionics and malingering, and unconscious rebellion against her father.
-- Caroline Fraser, God's Perfect Child
My specialty is subjecting the data I obtain to successive mathematical corrective formulas to filter the truly psychotic from those who are malingering.
-- Barbara Kirwin Ph.D, The Mad, the Bad, and the Innocent

Malinger derives from French malingre, "sickly," perhaps from Old French mal, "badly" + heingre, "lean, thin."

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Friday, July 18, 2008

weekly report

Weekly Department Report

 

Department: Parks and Recreation

Date: July 21, 2008

Prepared by: O'Shea Burrell

 

Specific Weekly Activities:

July 14, 2008

  • ACC Camp begins summer activities in North Helena Park
  • Youth Transformers Camp begins at the H-WHCC
  • Swim Camp deigns in North Helena Park
  • Swim Camp placed order with PFG
  • Preschool Camp at New Hope Church
  • Pepsi delivers drink order to H-WHCC
  • Post Swim Camp Activities in H-WHCC from 3pm to 5pm
  • H-WHCC Staff assisted each Camp as needed throughout the day
  • Tae Bo/ Weightlifting class begins at 630pm

July15, 2008

  • PFG made delivery to H-WHCC
  • Youth Transformers Camp washed trucks at H-WHFD
  • Youth Transformers Camp went swimming
  • H-WHCC Staff dug hole in North Helena Park for YTC Crosstalk Props
  • Adult Free play in H-WHCC beginning at 530pm

July 16, 2008

  • YTC take students to Crestpark Retirement Home/ Crestpark Therapeutic Home to visit with residents. The students were allowed to sing, play games, converse, and dance with the residents as they so desired.
  • YTC viewed an inspirational film during lunch and had a group discussion about the content afterward
  • Turner Dairy Inc. delivered milk and juice for Summer Food Program
  • YTC have Crosstalk in North Helena at 830pm
  • Tae Bo/ Weightlifting class begins at 630pm
  • Volleyball begins in H-WHCC at 730pm

July 17, 2008

  • Side Slide doors are being removed in H-WHCC
  • YTC takes a field trip to Marianna to visit West Farms, Maple Flats and Bear Creek.  Departure time at 930am return time is 430pm
  • Cross prop was removed from North Helena Park and hole was refilled
  • ACC Camp ending ceremony in North Helena Park Pool Pavilion beginning at 5pm
  • 10th street park was groomed
  •  Adult Free play in H-WHCC beginning at 530pm

During the Closing Ceremony each of the following churches was presented with a certificate of appreciation from the City of Helena-West Helena, Arkansas

  • Winter Park Baptist Church, Wilmington, NC
  • First Baptist Church of Raleigh, Raleigh, NC
  • St. Johns Baptist Church, Raleigh, NC
  • Northwest Baptist Church, Ardmore, OK
  • Warsaw Baptist Church, Warsaw, VA
  • Hayes Barton Baptist Church, Raleigh, NC
  • Parks Meadows Baptist Church, Waxahachie, TX
  • Koinonia Christiam Fellowship, Imboden, AR
  • First Baptist Church of Richmond, VA
  • Pulaski Heights Baptist Church, Little Rock, AR
  • Olive Branch Fellowship, Olive Branch, MS

July 18, 2008

  • PFG made delivery for Summer Food Program
  • Washington Street Park was groomed
  • Gerard Jackson's Party in the H-WHCC beginning at 7pm
  • Week 2 pre-testing for Swim Camp begins at 530pm
  • Workforce employee finish their last day working at H-WHCC

July19, 2008

  • North Helena Park was groomed
  • Week 2 Swim Camp continues today from 10am-12noon
  • Week 2 of ACC Camp officially begins

July 20, 2008

  • ACC Camp Week 2 Welcoming Ceremony begins in North Helena Park Pool Pavilion at 530pm

 

Future Weekly Activities:

  • Cunningham/Bryant 4person Tournament at Golf Course
  • School Supply Drive will be held in H-WHCC on August 13 at 6pm
  • Continue to clean the park restrooms and monitor the portable restrooms each day

 

Follow-up Activities:

  • Camp registration and pre-testing for Week 2
  • Girl's softball games
  • Food program continues
  • Order playground equipment for Washington Street Park
  • Get invoice for siding at Pool Pavilion

 

Staff Concerns/Issues

  • Marquila Kones and Brian Greene have both completed Community Service hours at the community center
  • Tazmin Wilson, Cornell Vincent, and Curtis Thomas will be needed for next weeks Camp activities
  • The Camps involved 32 Preschoolers in Swim Camp, 180 Students in the Kids Swim Camp, 42 Students in the Youth Transformers Camp, and100 Volunteers from 11 different churches.
  • Dixie Chopper needs to be picked up
  • 737 has been repaired and picked up
  •  Car show and security
  • Electrical work at Pool Pavilion
  • Overhead door needs repair at Pool Pavilion
  • Rental Fee for Park and/or Permit Fee to rent Park
  • Gas usage/mileage:
  • 29.2 gal/125,899 Chevy -- 25.0 gal/ 90,661Dodge


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Department Head Report

July 18, 2008

Code Enforcement Weekly Report

July 14 – July 18, 2008

 

Department:   Code Enforcement

Date:                           July 18, 2008

Prepared by:  P. Allen

Code Enforcement Officer

 

Special Weekly Activities 7/7/08 – 7/11/08

 

·        Met with Mr. Dusty Patton about cleaning up property; 250 Sebastian St.

·        Met with Mr. Scott Smith to identify lots on Sears Ln belonging to Garland Ridenour

·        Researched 1108 Porter Property; Referring to Andre.

·        Plotted properties for Mike Alexander to cut for property owners

·        Met with Library Director regarding new location and ordinance requirements; Referred to Chief Williams

·        Prepared packets for council members on certain properties

o       741 Liberty

o       407 Valley Dr

o       510 Valley Dr

o       410 Valley Dr

Mailed Postcards

·        513 Southridge- Henry K Jordan

·        44 Parkdale- Ondrako Montgomery

·        38 Parkdale-  Federal Nat'l Mort. Assoc.

·        302 Dinan St- Donald Wiggins

·        Addressed many citizen complaints and responses to mailed letters and postcards

·        313 Cleburne

·        Adams & Poplar St

·        Submitted list of approved condemned property ordinance to Victor

·         

Fuel

·        Gas 11.8 - 47.00

Letters mailed

 

·        725 St. Regis Dr. – Dogs at Large

·        208 S. 6th St. – Severe Water Leak

 

Future Weekly Activities

 

·        Continue addressing overgrown lots and dilapidated structures

·        HDC Meeting July 26

·        Continue to mail out certified letters to property owners on overgrown lots and dilapidated structures.

 

Follow-up Activities

 

·        Annie Blue court case – July 27


Law License Suspended 30 days; Appeal may be forthcoming.

Following a hearing this morning, a panel of the Arkansas Supreme Court Committee on Professional Conduct found that I had violated some rules related to the handling of a case in 1999, 2000 and 2001. The panel also found that I did not communicate with the Office of Professional Conduct itself in response to letters sent to the law office in 2007.

The panel suspended my Arkansas Law License for 30 days and ordered me to pay $350.00 in costs. I am contemplating an appeal.

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tatterdemalion \tat-uhr-dih-MAYL-yuhn; -MAY-lee-uhn\, noun:

1. A person dressed in tattered or ragged clothing; a ragamuffin.
2. Tattered; ragged.

Last time peasant blouses surfaced, in the 1960s and '70s, they were part of an epidemic of Indian bedspread dresses, homemade blue-jean skirts, Army surplus jackets, Greek bookbag purses and love beads, the whole eclectic tatterdemalion mix meant to express egalitarian sentiments and countercultural solidarity with underdogs everywhere.
-- Patricia McLaughlin, "The peasant look", Philadelphia Inquirer Magazine, April 25, 1999
I was expecting a wild hair, clanking jewelry, a tatterdemalion velvet cape from whose folds wafted the scent of incense, a house full of candles, dream catchers, cats, and bad art.
-- David Rakoff, Fraud
To my ear, though, the prose has the tatterdemalion feel of something hooked together by commas, tacked together by periods.
-- Brad Leithauser, "Capturer of Hearts", New York Times, April 7, 1996

Tatterdemalion derives from tatter + -demalion, of unknown origin, though perhaps from Old French maillon, "long clothes, swadding clothes" or Italian maglia, "undershirt."

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Thursday, July 17, 2008

LANDFILL DEPARTMENT WEEKLY (DHR) 7-21-08

                     

              WEEKLY Department Head Meeting 

   Department: Helena West Helena Regional Landfill

 Date: July 21, 2008

 Prepared By: Bob Gaston 
 

 Specific Weekly Activities: 

 Employees Tommy and Larry come in at 6:30am to start equipment and                           do daily maintenance; Mary comes in at 7:00am and turns on computer.

 Terry arrives at 8:00am and checks his equipment and starts hauling dirt.

 Once Larry has the working face and road ready he lets Mary start sending trucks down. Mary weighs the trucks and sends the trucks to the cell. Once the truck has emptied the driver returns and is weighed. Mary prints a ticket and the driver comes in and signs the ticket, the driver receives a copy. Each truck goes through this process each time. Mary also does random inspections on a daily basis. As the waste is placed in the cell the process of compacting begins. We start lunches at 10:00 am and go thru 12:00. After lunch Terry begins placing dirt around the working face so we can cover. Trucks are allowed to enter landfill until 3:30pm. After the last truck is weighed out Mary begins adding tickets and balancing with the computer and printing reports.

 Mary is usually finished by 4:00pm. After the last truck leaves the process of finishing compacting and covering begin. This normally takes about one and half hours. Each day someone checks the leechate pumps and tanks. We have part time help to take care of litter, grass, office, scales, and other task. We maintain a daily maintenance log on all equipment and make sure hourly maintenance is maintained.

We work during all weather conditions and wet weather adds to the over time. Most weather damage repair is done on Sat. 
 

 Future Activities: 

  1. Work on drainage.
  2. Build clean-out pad.
  3. Rebuilding part of road on south end.
 
  1. Finishing job descriptions for staff.
  2. Working on evaluations for staff.
  3. Water seeded area. Start Monday 21st.
  4. Evaluating recycling programs for Helena- West Helena.
  5. Check cost for leechate line.
 

    Activities Completed: 

  1. Seeding complete.
  2. Quarterly DMR completed.
  3. Quarterly gas monitoring completed.
  4. Regular maintenance on Volvo and Dozers completed.
  5. Delta Environmental – Could not guarantee daily tonnage.
  6. Tarps delivered.
  7. Fire plug moved and water connected.

     
     

    Staff Concerns/ Issues; 

    1. New search for part time help. 



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Police Department Weekly (DHR) 7-21-08

HELENA-WEST HELENA POLICE DEPARTMENT

"WE SERVE, WE CARE" 
 

DATE: JULY 21, 2008

REPORTING DATES: JULY 10-16, 2008

PREPARED BY: OFFICE MANAGER / RECORDS 

CRIME DATA 

Disturbance: 35

Burglary: 09

Stolen Vehicle: 00

Escort: 14

Alarm: 25

Call for Police: 11

Missing Person: 01 

Sexual Assault: 01 

COMMUNICATION CENTER:

CALL INTAKE:

CENTER: 590

911: 232

COLLECTIONS 1,803.00 
 

OFFICER CONTACTS:

Tickets: 42

Arrest: 37

Warrants: 17

Affidavit: 05

Reports: 56

Accidents: 03

Building Checks: 82

Officer Response / Calls: 405 

Court Cases / July 10 & 11, 2008 Total 423  

TICKETS: (Target Violations)

D.W.I.: 00

Suspended D/L: 03

Possession of Control Substance: 0

Speeding: 17

Loud Music: 07

No Tags: 05

Seat Belt: 02

Stop Sign Violation: 07

Warning Tickets: 09

Page 02 

GAS USAGE/ COST:

Shift 1   $ 76.95

Shift 2   $ 478.64

Shift 3   $ 420.67

Shift 4   $ PENDING

Administration  $ 48.00

Code Enforcement  $ 47.00

Total   $1,071.26 

SPECIFIC WEEKLY REPORT:

TRAINING / RECORDS / LITTLE ROCK JULY 18

PUBLIC RECORDS / MANAGEMENT

TRAINING / DISPATCH / CONWAY JULY 21

POWERPHONE / SUCIDE PREVENTION

TRAINING / MEMPHIS / JULY 22

BEHAVIOR IN THE WORKPLACE

TRAINING / OFFICERS / RACIAL PROFILING JULY 22 &23 
 

FUTURE WEEKY ACTIVITIES:

FUNDRAISER / RAFFLE / JULY 25

TRAINING / OFFICERS / FTO CLASS/ JULY 28 -31 
 
 

FOLLOW UP ACTIVITIES:

COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROJECT / SENIOR DAY / JULY 11

INSPECTOR MURPHY DISCUSSED WITH THE SENIORS RESIDENTS

AT THE WEST HELENA HOUSING AUTHORITY,WAYS TO PREVENT

TELEMARKETING SCAMS, 40 RESIDENTS ATTENDED

TRAINING / RADAR CLASS / JULY 15 & 16

CPL. THOMAS CONDUCTED RADAR CLASS OFFICERS WERE GIVEN

CERTIFICATION OTHER AGENCY ATTENDED ALSO 
 

PATROL:

SHIFT 1/ TARGET AREAS:

14 TRAFFIC STOPS

14 DISTURBANCE

06 MISD. WARRANTS (SERVED)

01 SEXUAL ASSAULT (MINOR)

06 MISD. (ARREST)

05 BUILDING CHECKS

07 CITATIONS 

Page 03 
 
 

SHIFT 2 / TARGET AREAS:

00 TRAFFIC STOPS

07 DISTURBANCE

04 MISD. WARRANTS (SERVED)

05 MISD. (ARREST)

80 BUILDING CHECKS

01 CITATIONS 
 

SHIFT 3 / TARGET AREAS:

12 TRAFFIC STOPS

24 DISTURBANCE

17 MISD. WARRANTS (SERVED)

07 MISD. (ARREST)

11 BUILDING CHECKS

16 CITATIONS 
 

SHIFT 4 / TARGET AREAS:

08 TRAFFIC STOPS

00 DISTURBANCE

03 MISD. WARRANTS(SERVED)

04 MISD. (ARREST)

00 BUILDING CHECKS

04 CITATIONS 
 

WARRANT/ COURT OFFICER

COURT / JULY 10-11, 2008 COURT OFFICER THOMAS COLLECTED

$3,467.00 BOND AND FINES 
 

STAFF CONCERNS:

DISPATCH CENTER / DVD RECORDER FOR BOOKING ROOM

DISPATCH CENTER / EASTSIDE / COMPUTERS FOR COMMUNICATION LOG

CLERICAL / WARRANTS / SYSTEM FOR SCANNING (DOCUMENTS)

CLERICAL / FILE CABINETS

CLERICAL / WAITING AREA / SECURITY

PATROL / HANDHELD RADIO 
 

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anodyne \AN-uh-dyn\, adjective:

1. Serving to relieve pain; soothing.
2. Not likely to offend; bland; innocuous.
3. A medicine that relieves pain.
4. Anything that calms, comforts, or soothes disturbed feelings.

But for the most part the British charts were clogged with anodyne ballads.
-- Nigel Williamson, "Here's a little story, to tell it is a must", Times (London), January 11, 2000
He is alternately accused of being too much the warrior and too anodyne.
-- Hanna Rosin, "The Madness of Speaker Newt", New Republic, March 17, 1997
Numbness . . . may have replaced pain as the complaint of our century now that aspirin analgesia, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents (NSAIDS), and other anodynes can take away the pains of the civilized world.
-- Howard M. Spiro, Facing Death
An avid fisherman himself, McGarr shares Nellie's philosophy: "I do not merely fish for fish," she would say, "I fish for doubt's anodyne and care's surcease."
-- Marilyn Stasio, "Crime", New York Times, September 19, 1993
This third novel by a reporter for The New York Times shrewdly examines love as an anodyne for rural isolation.
-- "Notable Books of the Year 1997", New York Times, December 7, 1997

Anodyne comes, via Latin, from Greek anodunos, "free from pain," from a-, an-, "without" + odune, "pain."

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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

AFFIDAVIT FOR WARRANT OF ARREST SIGNED AGAINST RUBY BURTON

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

FOR MORE INFORMATION,

CONTACT MAYOR JAMES F. VALLEY, (870)817-4035, 98 PLAZA STREET, HELENA-WEST HELENA, AR 72390

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AFFIDAVIT FOR WARRANT OF ARREST SIGNED AGAINST RUBY BURTON

"Accountability involves the measure of whether things have been done as they should by those whose actions are in question. As I take stock of all of the issues affecting animal treatment in our community, I am certain that the law must hold wrongdoers accountable for their actions," said Mayor James Valley from his office in city hall. Mayor Valley explained "Ruby Burton is a wrongdoer and has clearly admitted violations of Arkansas law and now must be brought to justice."

I have signed, and presented to Judge David Henry, a sworn affidavit explaining the course of action taken by Ruby Burton. The relevant portion of the affidavit is set out below:

On or about January 9, 2008 Ruby Burton and others entered city property, located near the St. Francis National Forest on Storm Creek Road and damaged the lock and chain at the city's dog pound. This dog pound is located at the city's landfill as it has been for a number of years. Ruby Burton claims to be with a humane society. However there are no records available to indicate such status. More importantly Ruby Burton has NEVER been authorized by any law enforcement agency in Phillips County Arkansas to take any steps affecting the welfare of any animals in Phillips County. That Ruby Burton removed animals from the city's dog pound without any proper authority or justification to do so. That over the course of time between January 9 and today. Ruby Burton has taken other steps or aided and abetted others in the taking of steps to interfere with local government operations including but not limited to taking dogs from the pound; cutting locks and chains; forcefully coercing city employees to purchase dog kennels, the placement of dog kennels in the midst of the heavy equipment work space at 201 South Sebastian street also known as the Street and Sanitation shop yard. Climbing fences to tamper with the operations and handling of the dogs; driving past do not enter signs at the shop gates; failing and refusing to check in at the sanitation shop office upon entering city property. She's admitted taking these actions in an affidavit sworn to and subscribed before Carolyn Slane on June 16, 2008.

I am thankful to and for the many citizens that have expressed support of me and our city in this matter. I am especially thankful to the citizen who reminded me of the news story entitled "City's 'pound puppies' are in need of homes" published on November 1, 2007 in The Daily World newspaper. It is easy to forget from where we have come. In that article, the city informed the general public of our need for help. The article denotes "Dogs kept at the holding pens at the landfill are in good health but with limited space the city is struggling to keep up with the demand that an ever-increasing stray canine population creates." Additionally, the public was informed "Citizens desiring to help some of these animals can adopt them by calling 572-3421."

Two months later, without enough adoptions to bear mention, Ruby Burton cut the chains at the pound at the landfill and started a quickly chaotic spiral of events. Ruby Burton was not acting as a law enforcement agent when she shut down our pound. Humane Societies can acquire some authority, however, no such authority had been granted to Ruby Burton in Phillips County, Arkansas. Therefore, she clearly violated Arkansas law.

For example:

(a) A person commits the offense of impairing the operation of a vital public facility if . . . the person knowingly causes a substantial interruption or impairment of an operation of a vital public facility by: (1) Damaging the property of another person; or (2) Incapacitating an operator of a vital public facility.

(b) Impairing the operation of a vital public facility is a Class C felony.

Ruby Burton, a private citizen in Phillips County, Arkansas; shut down the city's dog pound; a vital public facility.


She also committed the crimes of commercial burglary, a felony; interfering with government operations, disorderly conduct, and criminal mischief; each of which are misdemeanors. She never tried to communicate with the city's administration prior to her renegade actions in early January. She just appeared like a gang-buster; cut the locks and shut down the pound. She later bragged to the local paper about her actions.


Strangely the conditions at the pound have been questioned. In the November 1, 2007 article in the local paper the dogs were described as in "good health." However when the pound was shut down the January 11-13, 2008 article in the same paper says that the pound was checked in November and the dogs were living in some "really horrible" surroundings.


"I can no longer stand by as the elected leader of this community as Ruby Burton and her cohorts continue" Valley explained. "We all must be accountable for our actions. Blind justice demands that there be no double standard in this case; Burton was out of order and her actions were feloniously criminal," according to Mayor Valley. A judge should find probable cause that a crime was committed in the cutting of the locks on our pound and release of the dogs housed there. A judge should also find that probable cause exists based upon the facts presented in the affidavit that Burton committed other misdemeanors too. Valley pointed out "It is significant and worth mentioning that Ruby Burton admitted her wrongdoing in her sworn affidavit for warrant of arrest for Valley." Valley quipped "Either she committed the crime to which she has admitted or she is committing a crime of false swearing; either way her actions are criminal!"


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mephitic \muh-FIT-ik\, adjective:

1. Offensive to the smell; as, mephitic odors.
2. Poisonous; noxious.

The mephitic stench from the bilge became overpowering.
-- Richard Holmes, Coleridge: Darker Reflections, 1804-1834
Over everything presides "a sort of mephitic fog," a pervasive sulfuric stink.
-- Dale Peck, "Way Outback", New York Times, March 22, 1998
. . .unpoisoned by the mephitic vapours which poisoned the atmosphere of his police-office.
-- Henry Fielding, Tom Jones

Mephitic is the adjective form of mephitis, "a foul-smelling or noxious exhalation from the earth; a stench from any source," from the Latin.

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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

ARKANSAS LAW ON ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES 7-5-103

A.C.A. § 7-5-103

West's Arkansas Code Annotated Currentness 
Title 7. Elections 
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>" title="Current Section" border="0">§ 7-5-103. Special elections


(a)(1) All special elections to fill vacancies in an office shall be called by proclamation, ordinance, resolution, or order of the appropriate constituted authority.

(2) The proclamation, ordinance, resolution, or order shall be published as soon as practicable in a newspaper of general circulation in which the special election is held and the proclamation, ordinance, resolution, or order shall establish:
(A) The date of the election;
(B) The date of the primary election, if any;
(C) The deadline for filing party certificates and political practices pledges, if required, with the county clerk or Secretary of State, as the case may be, if applicable;
(D) The deadline for party conventions to select nominees, if applicable;
(E) The deadline for parties to issue certificates of nomination, if applicable;
(F) The deadline for candidates to file certificates of nomination, if applicable, and political practices pledges with the county clerk or Secretary of State, as the case may be;
(G) The deadline for filing as an independent candidate and the period in which petitions for independent candidacy may be circulated;
(H) The deadline for filing as a write-in candidate, if applicable;
(I) The deadline for drawing for ballot position by the appropriate committee or election commission, as the case may be; and
(J) The date the election shall be certified by the county board of election commissioners in each county in which the election takes place and, if applicable, by the Secretary of State.
(3)(A) All special elections to fill vacancies in office shall be held on the second Tuesday of any month.
(B)(i) Special elections under this section in which a presidential preferential primary election, preferential primary election, general primary election, or general election is scheduled to occur shall be held on the date of the presidential preferential primary election, preferential primary election, general primary election, or general election.
(ii) If a special election to fill a vacancy in office is held on the date of the presidential preferential primary election, preferential primary election, or general primary election, the names of the candidates in the special election shall be included on the ballot of each political party, and the portion of the ballot on which the special election appears shall be labeled with a heading stating "SPECIAL ELECTION FOR .........." with the name of the office set out in the heading.
(iii) However, separate ballots containing the names of the candidates to be voted on at the special election, nonpartisan judicial elections, if applicable, and any other measures or questions that may be presented for a vote shall be prepared and made available to voters requesting a separate ballot.
(iv) No voter shall be required to vote in a political party's presidential preferential primary, preferential primary, or general primary in order to be able to vote in the special election.
(C)(i) If the special election is held at the same time as the general election, the names of the candidates in the special election shall be included on the general election ballot, and the portion of the ballot on which the special election appears shall be labeled with a heading stating "SPECIAL ELECTION FOR .........." with the name of the office set out in the heading.
(ii) The county board of election commissioners may include the special election on a separate ballot if the special election is held at the same time as the general election and if the commission determines that a separate ballot is necessary to avoid voter confusion.
(D) A special election to fill a vacancy in office shall be held not less than sixty-five (65) days following the date in the proclamation, ordinance, resolution, or order for drawing for ballot position when the special election is to be held on the date of the presidential preferential primary election, preferential primary election, general primary election, or general election.
(4) If the special election is not held at the same time as a presidential preferential primary election, preferential primary election, general primary election, or general election, the special election shall be held not less than fifty (50) days following the date in the proclamation, ordinance, resolution, or order for drawing for ballot position.
(5)(A) All special primary elections required for an election to fill a vacancy in office shall be held on the second Tuesday of any month, and special primary elections held under this section in months in which a presidential preferential primary election, preferential primary election, general primary election, or general election is scheduled to occur shall be held on the date of the presidential preferential primary election, preferential primary election, general primary election, or general election.
(B) If a special primary election in conjunction with an election to fill a vacancy in office is held on the date of the presidential preferential primary election, preferential primary election, general primary election, or general election, the candidates to be voted upon at the special election shall be included on the ballot of each political party or the general election ballot, as the case may be, and the portion of the ballot on which the special primary election appears shall be labeled with a heading stating "SPECIAL PRIMARY ELECTION FOR.........." with the name of the party for which nomination is sought and the office set out in the heading.
(C) The county board of election commissioners may include the special primary election on a separate ballot if the special primary election is held at the same time as a presidential preferential primary election, preferential primary election, general primary election, or general election and if the commission determines that a separate ballot is necessary to avoid voter confusion.
(6) A special primary election shall be held not less than sixty-five (65) days following the date in the proclamation, ordinance, resolution, or order for drawing for ballot position when the special election is to be held on the date of the presidential preferential primary election, preferential primary election, general primary election, or general election.
(7)(A) If the special primary election is not held at the same time as a presidential preferential primary election, preferential primary election, general primary election, or general election, the special election shall be held not less than fifty (50) days following the date in the proclamation, ordinance, resolution, or order for drawing for ballot position.
(B) When a special primary election is called to select nominees for a special election to fill a vacancy in office, the nominee shall be the person who receives the highest number of votes in the special primary election. There shall be no runoff after a special primary election.
(8) In addition to the publication of the proclamation, ordinance, resolution, or order required by the provisions of this section, notice of special elections to fill vacancies called under this section shall be published and posted under §§ 7-5-202 and 7-5-206.

(b)(1) Except for special school elections held under § 6-14-102(d), all special elections on measures or questions referred to the voters shall be called by proclamation, ordinance, resolution, or order of the properly constituted authority.

(2) The proclamation, ordinance, resolution, or order shall set forth:
(A) The date of the special election;
(B) The full text of any measure or question for which the election is called;
(C) Any ballot title for the measure or question for which the election is called; and
(D) Any other information as may be required by law.
(3) All special elections on measures or questions shall be held on the second Tuesday of any month, except special elections held under this section in a month in which a presidential preferential primary election, preferential primary election, general primary election, or general election is scheduled to occur shall be held on the date of the presidential preferential primary election, preferential primary election, general primary election, or general election. Special elections scheduled to occur in a month in which the second Tuesday is a legal holiday shall be held on the third Tuesday of the month.
(4)(A) If a special election is held on the date of the presidential preferential primary election, preferential primary election, or general primary election, the issue or issues to be voted upon at the special election shall be included on the ballot of each political party. The portion of the ballot containing the special election shall be labeled with a heading stating "SPECIAL ELECTION ON .........." with a brief description of the measure or question to be decided in the election.
(B) However, separate ballots containing the issue or issues or candidates to be voted on at the special election and candidates for nonpartisan judicial office shall be prepared and made available to voters requesting a separate ballot.
(C) No voter shall be required to vote in a political party's presidential preferential primary, preferential primary, or general primary in order to be able to vote in the special election.
(5) A special election shall be held not less than sixty-five (65) days following the date that the ordinance or resolution is adopted or the date the proclamation or order is issued when the special election is to be held on the date of the presidential preferential primary election, preferential primary election, general primary election, or general election.
(6) If the special election is not held at the same time as a presidential preferential primary election, preferential primary election, general primary election, or general election, the special election shall be held not less than fifty (50) days following the date that the proclamation, ordinance, resolution, or order is published.
(7) Notice of the election shall be published and posted in accordance with § 7-5-202§ 7-5-206, or as may be otherwise provided by Arkansas law.