Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Make Calls from Santa to Your Special One(s)

Send a Call From Santa

From Google's Blog:

Last year, Santa got his very own Google Voice number, and people around the U.S. received a special personalized holiday phone call from Santa Claus.

This year, Santa wants you to reach out to him (after all, reindeer are only so-so conversationalists). If you or your family members have a special request for Santa, you can call him right from Gmail* and leave him a message at his Google Voice number: 855-34-SANTA. Santa won't be able to return messages himself—it's a busy time of year for him—but he's promised to keep us up to date on happenings in the North Pole day by day. 

You also can create and send a unique, customized phone call from Santa to anyone you know, from your nieces and nephews to old college friends, over the phone (to U.S. numbers only). Listen to a sample phone call, and send a message of your own fromSendaCallFromSanta.com.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Helena Christmas Parade Tonight at 6:00 p.m.

The Helena West Helena Christmas Parade is being held tonight in Downtown Helena. The route will begin at the Doughboy at the intersection of Cherry and Perry Streets and runs south to Missouri Street then west to Walnut Street and then north to Perry Street and finally east back to the Doughboy.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

News Alert: AP: NBA owners, players reach tentative deal to end lockout

http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/wizards/nba-owners-players-reach-tentative-agreement-to-end-lockout/2011/11/26/gIQAoidyxN_story.html    
 
Saturday, November 26, 2011 4:08:06 AM
WASHINGTON POST NEWS ALERT

AP: NBA owners, players reach tentative deal to end lockout

NBA owners and players have reached a tentative agreement to end the lockout, the Associated Press reports.

According to the AP, Commissioner David Stern says the two sides have reached a "tentative understanding that is subject to a variety of approvals and very complex machinations."

He said: "We're optimistic that will all come to pass and that the NBA season will begin Dec. 25."


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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Arrests Made in Helena This Morning

BREAKING NEWS: Multiple arrests in Helena-West Helena

Posted: Oct 11, 2011 8:10 AM CDTUpdated: Oct 11, 2011 8:10 AM CDT

BREAKING NEWS.

KATV has confirmed that there has been a significant number of indictments arrests being made in the Helena-West Helena area. There will be a press conference today at 2 p.m. at the Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Center, Community Room. 

Several different law enforcement agencies including the United States Attorney, FBI, Drug Enforcement Administration, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Internal Revenue Service and the Arkansas State Police are all involved.

Channel 7 News is sending multiple crews out to follow the story. Stay with us, we will update you on information as soon as it becomes available on katv.com.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Main Street Arkansas Update - October 10, 2011

Make Plans to Attend the Arkansas Community Development Society's Annual Conference – October 19, Conway, AR.  Agenda & more information here

 

Main Street Arkansas Calendar October 10 - 14, 2011

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MONDAY                             Cary & Sam – Texarkana (program visioning);  Susan – Blytheville & Osceola (merchant visits)

TUESDAY                           Cary & Sam – Texarkana (program visioning)

WEDNESDAY                     

THURSDAY                         Susan – annual

FRIDAY                                Cary & Susan – annual

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Great Main Street Siloam Springs Vide

Main Street Paragould Press

Facebook to Offer $50 Ad Credit for Small Biz

8 Amazing Facts About Downtowns

Anatomy of a Grant Proposal

2 Grant Opportunities

RFP Mayors' Institute on Design

 

 

Great Main Street Siloam Springs Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnblrM5Xw6E

 

Main Street Paragould's Octoberfest

http://www.paragoulddailypress.com/articles/2011/10/02/top_story/doc4e8640e2b234e670177658.txt

 

MSP Gives Awards

http://www.paragoulddailypress.com/articles/2011/10/02/local_news/doc4e86418311a0f240392854.txt

 

Facebook To Offer $50 Ad Credit for Small Biz in Jan

http://adage.com/article/digital/facebook-launches-program-small-businesses-pages-ads/230038/

 

8 Amazing Facts About Downtowns

http://www.destinationdevelopment.com/2011/06/02/8-amazing-facts-about-downtowns/

 

Anatomy of a Grant Proposal

http://www2.guidestar.org/rxa/news/articles/2011/anatomy-of-a-grant-proposal.aspx?hq_e=el&hq_m=1333760&hq_l=7&hq_v=fd3771e936

 

Community Enhancement Programs Funded
Office Depot Foundation
The Office Depot Foundation supports nonprofit organizations, government agencies, libraries, and schools on a local and national scale that bring systemic change to the communities they serve. The Foundation provides grants averaging $1,000 in three distinct categories. The focus of the "Making a Difference in Children's Lives" category is on activities that serve, teach, and inspire children, youth, and families. The "Building Communities" category targets civic organizations and activities that serve the needs of company communities. The purpose of the "Disaster Relief" category is to support the relief efforts of recognized local, regional, and national agencies. Priority is given to organizations that participate in the Office Depot Foundation Leadership Network. Requests are reviewed monthly. Visit the Foundation's website to review the grant application guidelines and take the eligibility survey.

 

http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/rfp/rfp_item.jhtml?id=354600044 

 

KaBOOM! Offers Let's Play Spruce Grants for Playground Maintenance

With support from Dr Pepper Snapple GroupKaBOOM! is awarding grants of $750 to communities that wish to make their playgrounds cleaner, safer, and more inviting.

Let's Play Spruce grants are designed to reward communities that have maintained and "spruced up" their playspaces since their playground build. Communities must demonstrate that they have maintained their playspace and have led an improvement project in the last sixty days.

Selected communities will receive a $750 gift card to further enhance or improve their playspace. Gift cards also can be used to refill the playground's wood fiber playground surfacing.

Applications will be accepted throughout the year; however the priority deadline is October 15, 2011.

Visit the KaBOOM! Web site for complete program guidelines and application requirements.

Contact:
Link to Complete RFP

 

Hat Tip to National Trust Main Street Center for this one:

Funding for Microbreweries. If you have an interested entrepreneur in your town, tell them about the Samuel Adams small business loans and financial business education seminarsLearn more.

 

Request for Proposals--Governors' Institute for Community Design
EPA's Office of Sustainable Communities is seeking proposals to fund one applicant to operate the Governors' Institute for Community Design. The institute will select and work with interested state leaders to deliver technical assistance to implement smart growth and sustainable community development approaches.

Application deadline: December 5, 2011

 

 

 

 

Cary Tyson

Director

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

 

Visit our website at: www.MainStreetArkansas.org Sign up for our free e-newsletter at: http://www.arkansaspreservation.com/enews/  and check out our blog at: http://mainstreetarkansas.blogspot.com/ 'like' us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Link to me at http://www.linkedin.com/in/carytyson

 

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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Monday, October 3, 2011

News Alert: Perry slips, Cain rises in bid for GOP nomination, poll finds


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News Alert: Perry slips, Cain rises in bid for GOP nomination, poll finds
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After a quick rise in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, Texas Gov. Rick Perry has experienced an almost equally dramatic decline, losing roughly half his support over the past month, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.

Perry's slide, which comes after several uneven performances in candidate debates, has allowed former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney to resurface atop the GOP field. But the most direct beneficiary of the disenchantment with Perry is businessman Herman Cain, who is now tied for second place.

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News Alert: Italian appeals court frees Amanda Knox


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News Alert: Italian appeals court frees Amanda Knox
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Court throws out 24-year-old American's 2009 murder conviction.

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Monday, September 26, 2011

News Alert: Senate leaders reach deal to keep government funded


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News Alert: Senate leaders reach deal to keep government funded
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Senate leaders announced a bipartisan agreement Monday evening that would keep government agencies funded until Nov. 18, potentially ending a contentious dispute on how to pay for disaster funds. The Senate is expected to approve its version of the temporary spending bill Monday evening.

The House is likely to approve a very brief extension of funding by a voice vote later this week and, when it returns to session next week, hold a vote on the stop-gap bill funding the government till Nov. 18.


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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Friday, September 16, 2011

The Inside Scoop Online: City Council Meets Tuesday; Agenda Published

The Inside Scoop Online: City Council Meets Tuesday; Agenda Published: The Helena-West Helena City Council is scheduled to meet on Tuesday, September 20, 2001. Their last regular meeting was cancelled on Septemb...

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

News Alert: Elizabeth Warren to run for Senate



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Harvard law professor Elizabeth Warren, who helped create the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, plans to announce her bid for U.S. Senate against Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) on Wednesday.

"The pressures on middle class families are worse than ever, but it is the big corporations that get their way in Washington," Warren said in a statement. "I want to change that. I will work my heart out to earn the trust of the people of Massachusetts."

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News Alert: Census: U.S. poverty rate rises to 15.1 percent, number of uninsured Americans hits record high


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News Alert: Census: U.S. poverty rate rises to 15.1 percent, number of uninsured Americans hits record high
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The Census Bureau reports the number of Americans in poverty jumped to 15.1 percent in 2010, a 27-year high. About 46.2 million people, or nearly 1 in 6, were in poverty. That's up from 43.6 million, or 14.3 percent, in 2009. It was the highest level since 1983.

The number of people lacking health insurance increased to 49.9 million, a new high after revisions were made to 2009 figures. Losses were due mostly to working-age Americans who lost employer-provided insurance in the weak economy.

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Thursday, September 8, 2011

Murder in Ponderosa Trailer Park in Phillips County, Arkansas

We have reports that the Phillips County Sheriff Department is investigating a killing in the county. The incident happened in the Ponderosa Trailer park community just behind Wonder Bread House located on Highway 49 West at the edge of the Helena-West Helena City limits. This matter is still under investigation, however, Shannon Barnes, a 29 year old white male, who was born on September 30, 1981 and died early this morning of a gunshot wound to the left side of the head.

The Phillips County Sheriff's Department has not released the name(s) of any suspect(s). However, such a report is received, we will update you.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Main Street Arkansas' Monday E-Blast on Tuesday



There's still time to register for Destination Downtown, September 12-14 in Tupelo, Mississippi:   http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e4anbnlp70918cb9&llr=sx4ttydab

 

 

 

Main Street Arkansas Calendar September 6-9, 2011  

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TUESDAY                            Cary – vacation; Mark Miller – Siloam Springs

WEDNESDAY                     Cary – vacation; Mark Miller – Rogers; Susan - Russellville

THURSDAY                         Susan & Mark – Searcy; Greg and Cary - SoMa

FRIDAY                                

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IN THIS ISSUE:

 

Congratulations to Eureka Springs, one of America's 10 Coolest Towns

http://travel.yahoo.com/p-interests-40652048

 

Downtown Walnut Ridge Press

http://www.thetd.com/freepages/2011-08-31/news/story3.php

 

Opportunity for inclusion in the 2012 Sustainable Design Assessment Team (SDAT) Program

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Center for Communities by Design is pleased to release the 2012 Sustainable Design Assessment Team program Application Packet. The application solicits submissions for inclusion in the 2012 SDAT program.

 

The mission of the SDAT program is to provide technical assistance and process expertise to help communities develop a vision and framework for a sustainable future. By achieving balance between cultural, environmental, and economic systems, communities can sustain a place as a stage for human settlement. http://www.aia.org/about/initiatives/AIAS075425

 

Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas now accepting nominations

Each year the Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas recognizes and honors individuals and organizations for outstanding achievement in historic preservation in Arkansas with the Arkansas Preservation Awards.  The Alliance invites you to participate by nominating an individual, organization or project. Submit your nomination online at  PreserveArkansas.org or download a printable Nomination Form here.

 

Nominations must be received by Friday, October 14, 2011.

 

Quapaw Quarter Branding Press

http://www.arktimes.com/arkansas/whats-in-a-name/Content?oid=1892299

 

Grant Opportunity for Preservation Technology and Training

The National Center for Preservation Training and Technology seeks innovative projects that advance science and technology for historic preservation. The PTT Grants program funds projects that develop new technologise or adapt existing technologies to preserve cultural resources. For more information: http://ncptt.nps.gov/grants/call-for-proposals/  

 

 

Greg Phillips

Assistant Director

Main Street Arkansas

323 Center St., 1500 Tower Building

Little Rock, AR  72201

501-324-9887 office

501-324-9184 fax

501-350-0270 cell

www.arkansaspreservation.org

 


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Word Choices . . . Accommodation versus Commendation

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Sometimes our pronunciation of words leads us to use the wrong spelling of our intended word and thereby conveying the wrong thought.

Here's a good example. What probably happened is a person was given a commendation (praise or certificate) for a good work. However, when it made it to print, the person was given an accommodation (like hotel room) for good work. Check out the definitions (from Dictionary.Com) below to get the point.

ac·com·mo·da·tion

  [uh-kom-uh-dey-shuhn]  Show IPA
–noun
1.
the act of accommodating; state or process of being accommodated; adaptation.
2.
adjustment of differences; reconciliation.
3.
Sociology a process of mutual adaptation between personsor groups, usually achieved by eliminating or reducing hostility, as by compromise or arbitration.
4.
anything that supplies a need, want, favor, convenience,etc.
5.
Usually, accommodations.
b.
food and lodging.
c.
a seat, berth, or other facilities for a passenger on train, plane, etc.

com·men·da·tion

  [kom-uhn-dey-shuhn]  Show IPA
–noun
1.
the act of commending recommendation; praise:commendation for a job well done.
2.
something that commends as a formal recommendation oran official citation or award: a commendation for bravery.
3.
Feudal Law the placing of oneself or one's land under theprotection of a lord so as to become his vassal.
4.
commendations, Archaic a complimentary greeting or message.