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:




Main Street Arkansas Calendar September 6-9, 2011  


TUESDAY                            Cary – vacation; Mark Miller – Siloam Springs

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

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






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


Downtown Walnut Ridge Press


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.


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 or download a printable Nomination Form here.


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


Quapaw Quarter Branding Press


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:  



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