Saturday, December 18, 2010

Jim Bemis speaks at Telecom Board meeting on December 16, 2010

GOVERNMENT CHANNEL SCHEDULE published Friday, December 17, 2010, the day following Telecom Board meeting, does not include Telecom Board meeting video to be run during week of 12/17/2010 through 12/12/2010. Bemis' comments, therefore, will not be shown on Cox Cable or AT&T U-verse until long after the Fayetteville City Council meeting at which the CAT contract will be voted on Tuesday, December 21, 2010.
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Friday, December 3, 2010

Christmas party at Larry DeLashmit's home

Friday, December 10 · 6:00pm - 9:00pm
The home of Larry Delashmit and Rita Officer
18221 Blue Springs Rd
Fayetteville, AR
NORTH of Goshen from Arkansas 45. South from U.S. 412.
Larry DeLashmit
We welcome everyone to come join us for our annual Christmas Party! If you have a favorite dish, please bring it. Can't cook? Don't worry there will be plenty available. We are hoping the weather will be a little mild so that we can spend a little time outside around a bonfire!

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Saturday, November 27, 2010

A few faces from Hank Kaminsky's studio open house on November 27, 2010

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

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Monday, November 8, 2010

Cox Cable pulls surprise on city of Fayetteville, Arkansas, with plan to move public-access, government channel and educational channel to EXPENSIVE digital tier of channels: So much for open government when thousands of people will not be able to afford access to the public channels

Please click on image to ENLARGE view of Cox Cable advertisement in recent issue of The Northwest Arkansas Times.

For several years I have been able to turn away phone and online salesmen wanting me to take the satellite systems and later the Uverse TV system of AT&T.
But now Cox has set up a situation that will require me to drop their service and take the Uverse, which will automatically cut my cost because I have AT&T phone service already.
Cox has one thing the others don't have: The local public stations at minimal cost.
This is the time for the city administration to begin negotiating with COX. This is a draconian measure that will hurt COX in the long run.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Two true Democrats attend Monday night activities at Washington County Democratic Headquarters

Please click image to ENLARGE view of Jan Judy and her Aunt Julie (left). Jan ran against Boozman for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives a few years ago. She is supporting David Whitaker for the same seat this year and supporting Blanche Lincoln against Boozman, who now wants Blanche's seat in the Senate.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Fayetteville's David Whitaker's debate with mayor of Rogers to run on AETN at 8 p.m. today

John Gray debated Blanche Lincoln, John Boozman and Trevor Drown for a Senate seat from Arkansas yesterday. Link to video on AETN Web site.  Broadcast was last night on Channel 13.
Tonight's broadcasts on Channel 13 will be for the congressional seat from Arkansas' Fourth District at 7 p.m. and for the congressional seat from Arkansas' Third District at 8 p.m.

Fayetteville's David Whitaker debated the mayor of Rogers today for the Third District seat. That debate begins at 8 p.m. and lasts 60 minutes on AETN channel 13. The video is expected to be on AETN's site later this evening but probably not until after it airs.

Debate Schedule
Monday, October 11

U.S. District 1 tapes @ 11:00 a.m. (60 min.)
Ken Adler (G)
Chad Causey (D)
Rick Crawford (R)
Airs 6:30pm – 7:30pm
U.S District 2 tapes @ 3:00 p.m. (90 min.)
Joyce Elliott (D)
Tim Griffin (R)
Lewis Kennedy (G)
Airs 7:30pm – 8:30pm
Tuesday, October 12

Lt. Governor tapes @ 10:00 a.m. (60 min.)
Shane Broadway (D)
Mark Darr (R)
Airs 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Governor tapes @ 2:00pm
Mike Beebe (D)
Jim Keet (R)
Jim Lendall (G)
Airs 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Wednesday, October 13

U.S. Senate tapes @ 10:00 a.m. (90 min.)
John Boozman (R)
Trevor Drown (I)
John Gray (G)
Blanche Lincoln (D)
Airs 6:30pm – 8:00pm
U.S. District 4 tapes @ 3:00 p.m. (60 min.)
Joshua Drake (G)
Beth Anne Rankin (R)
Mike Ross (D)
Airs 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Thursday, October 14

Secretary of State tapes @ 10:00 a.m. (60 min.)
Mark Martin (R)
Pat O’Brien (D)
Airs 7:00pm – 8:00pm
U.S. District 3 tapes @ 2:00 p.m. (60 min.)
David Whitaker (D)
Steve Womack (R)
Airs 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Friday, October 15

Attorney General tapes @ 10:00am (60 min.)
Dustin McDaniel (D)
Rebekah Kennedy (G)
Airs 7:30pm – 8:30pm
Debate Admission Information
Location: UCA Reynold Performance Hall
Web Site: Admission was FREE and Open to the public

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

See all the candidates debate on AETN tonight and coming nights

Election Debates on AETN

David Whitaker / U.S. District 3 / Democrat

David joined the Air Force in 1983 where he was trained as Russian Linguist whose work in military intelligence saw some of the last days of the Cold War. After six years of service, David had achieved the rank of Staff Sergeant, and was honorably discharged in 1989. His military career included assignments in Texas, Japan, at Fort Meade outside of Washington, D.C. David has clerked for the Washington County Prosecuting Attorney and served in the Prosecutors office, where he was Coordinator of the Washington County Domestic Violence Task Force. In 2001, David became the Assistant City Attorney for the City of Fayetteville. He was chair of the Washington County Democrats. He has served on both the state and executive committees of the Democratic Party of Arkansas. David was the founding chair of the Veteran's Caucus of the Democratic Party of Arkansas to put veteran's issues at the forefront of the Democratic agenda. David and his wife live near the University of Arkansas campus. He received a BA from Mary Washington in 1992 and JD from the University of Arkansas in 1999. He has taken an active role in the leadership of the Arkansas Bar Association by representing Washington County in the House of Delegates and as past chair of the Government Practice Section and Law School Committee.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Bassett party for Steve Vega on October 13, 2010

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Washington County Democratic Headquarters' Grand Opening 4 to 6 p.m. Friday. September 17, 2010

Washington County Democrat Headquarters
Grand Opening!!!
The Washington Democratic Headquarters are to open officially on Friday, September 17

Everyone invited to celebrate from 4-6 pm
We are proud to announce that Governor Mike Beebe will be our guest.  Let's show our support for all of our candidates running for office this year!!  The event will be held on the town square in downtown Fayetteville in front of our Headquarters.  Refreshments, signs, and bumper stickers will be provided inside the Headquarters.
Let' show Little Rock and the rest of the State that Democrats here in Washington County are ready!!
Larry Delashmit
Chairman, Washington County Democrat Central Committee

Monday, September 6, 2010

David Whitaker's candidacy for Congress most important vote for Northwest Arkansans

Please click on images to ENLARGE view of David Whitaker at October 19, 2009, meeting of the Washington County Democratic Central Committee in Fayetteville, Arkansas. David Whitaker DSCN7597

Clinton in Arkansas to support Democratic candidates' campaigns, such as David Whitaker for Congress

Please click on Democratic Party logo to go to official Web site and read more.

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Arkansas Democratic Party
This week, Governor Mike Beebe kicks off the fall campaign season and President Bill Clinton is returning home to Arkansas to support our remarkable ticket of Arkansas Democrats.  We would like to extend an invitation to you to join many other Arkansas Democrats at these exciting events.
For more information or to RSVP to any or all of these events please contact the individual organizers.

On Tuesday, September 7, the Governor Mike Beebe campaign invites you to join Governor Beebe at a barbecue to kick off the fall campaign season. Come out for an afternoon of food and fun at the campaign headquarters. Governor Beebe will be there to meet and greet with supporters and deliver remarks.
Beebe Campaign Season Kick-off Details:
When:     Tuesday, September 7
                11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
                Speaking program begins at 11:15 a.m.
Where:    Beebe Campaign Headquarters
                301 South Victory Street
                Downtown Little Rock       
                (across the street from Cotham’s in the City)
To RSVP, please click here

Please Join Senator Joyce Elliott for a luncheon benefiting her campaign for U.S. Congress with special guest President Bill Clinton. 

Wednesday, September 8 
11:00 a.m. Lunch
Copper Grill
300 East Third Street, Little Rock

To RSVP or for further information, please contact Shelly Baron at (501) 5370190 or


Join campaign Honorary Chair Jimmie Lou Fisher and a host committee of old friends and former Clinton staff, plus new friends to celebrate Carolyn's campaign for State Representative - District 32 and raise funds for her election.  Guests will enjoy Doe's famous tamales, shrimp and salad.  To RSVP call (501) 280-0082.
Wednesday, September 8
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Doe's Eat Place
1023 West Markham Street, Little Rock


Please join President Bill Clinton and Chad Causey for a special reception and fundraiser to support his campaign for United States Congress.

On Wednesday, September 8, at 6:30 p.m., you are invited to a fundraising reception at the residence of Angela and Ed Moody in support of Chad Causey's campaign. You can RSVP for the event today here. For more information about the event, call (870) 972-0094 or


Please join U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln, President Bill Clinton, and other special guests in celebration of Senator Lincoln’s First Anniversary as Chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee.
Wednesday, September 8Doors open at 7:00 p.m.
Program begins at 7:30 p.m.
Next Level Events 
1400 West Markham Street
Please call Senator Lincoln's campaign at (501) 8012800 for more information.
Please join U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln and President Bill Clinton for a breakfast benefiting Victory Linc 2010, a joint fundraising committee between Senator Lincoln's campaign and the Democratic Party of Arkansas' coordinated campaign.
Thursday, September 9
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
**Space is Limited**
To RSVP or for more information please call Amanda Daugherty at (501) 537-0190
"Keeping Promises, Getting Results"
STATE HEADQUARTERS 1300 W. Capitol Avenue , Little Rock, AR 72201
PHONE: 501.374.2361 | FAX: 501.376.8409 | WEB SITE: | EMAIL ADDRESS:

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Bilingual interns needed from now to November 2, 2010

Part-time Internship Opportunities
                   available *IMMEDIATELY* with the
AR Victory Hispanic Program 2010
A great opportunity for students to:
·       Learn how political campaigns work “on the ground”
·       Develop communication skills by talking to voters
·       Get hands-on work experience in a political environment
·       Support voter registration and mobilization activities geared toward the Hispanic
         community in Northwest Arkansas
·       Help elect Democrats to State, Local, and Federal office in 2010!

·       Fluent in Spanish and English
·       Able to commit 9 hours per week from now through November 2, 2010

Contact Mireya Reith, the Hispanic Program Director, at 479-871-2168 or 479-251-1151,, or stop by 101 W. Mountain, Suite 200. 

Friday, August 27, 2010

Democrats Rock concert and silent auction tonight in Fayetteville, Arkansas

Time Today · 7:00pm - 11:00pm Location The Home of Hershey and Denise Garner 3390 E Mission Blvd Fayetteville, AR Created By Washington County Democratic Central Committee More Info The Washington County Democratic Central Committee hosts its fourth annual Democrats Rock concert Friday, August 27, at the home of Hershey and Denise Garner in Fayetteville. Tickets are $25. Student tickets are $10. Show begins at 7:00 PM. In addition to live music, food and drinks will be available. The event also features a silent auction.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Please attend tonight's meeting of the Council of Neighborhoods: Agenda below

Please double-click on the image to ENLARGE and widen view of swallowtail on World Peace Wetland Prairie in the Town Branch neighborhood on August 25, 2010, or scroll down to read about Fayetteville's Council of Neighborhoods and Thursday night's meeting of that group in city hall. Please see agenda for the meeting at the bottom of the post.
Please check the agenda and notice that there are two significant presentations slated for Council of Neighborhoods for August 26, 2010. In addition, all people who attend may report on anything of interest to them or others in their neighborhood or on any matter of importance to residents of the city. Many important issues have first surfaced when one person showed up and shared at Council of Neighborhoods. Chances are good that you may get to meet the people who are running for half the positions on the the City Council. And other candidates for public office also may be there. People who attend are not required to speak but have the opportunity to speak on Government Channel or simply meet representatives of other neighborhoods before and after the meeting and suggest subjects for future agendas. If you have never been contacted by anyone from your neighborhood association or don't believe there is an organization in your neighborhood, you can give your address to Julie McQuade, whose contact information is at the bottom of the agenda below, and she can tell you whether one exists and who to contact or how to form one if none exists. Everyone is always welcome at Council of Neighborhoods and often multiple city employees are on hand to answer questions and offer advice on problems people may mention during the meeting. I hope to be early and help create a "quorum." If you have never attended, please give it a try. If you can't attend, watch for the broadcast on Government Channel starting Friday, Saturday or Sunday or one day next week. The Government Channel schedule for the coming week usually is online on Friday afternoon. Of course, if we don't show up, there may not be a quorum and the meeting won't be recorded and shown on City 16.
Thursday, August 26, 2010, 6:00 p.m.
Room 326, City Hall
Call to Order
1.         Introduction of neighborhood representatives
2.         No minutes from July meeting to approve.
3.         Eco-Logical Communities - Michele Halsell
4.         Certified Community Habitat
5.         Chairman’s report
6.         Treasurer’s report
7.         Neighborhood Updates & Announcements
8.         September 30, 2010 Meeting - Candidate Forum
Julie McQuadeCommunity Outreach Coordinator
City of Fayetteville
113 West Mountain, Suite 320
Fayetteville, AR 72701
(479) 575-8302
TDD (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf) 479-521-1316

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

NCAT announces that Arkansas among 3 states chosen to launch National Energy Corps program

Arkansas Chosen as One of 3 States to Launch National Energy Corps Program

The National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service to launch the National Energy Corps AmeriCorps program.

By forming collaborations with local non-profit organizations, community action agencies, local governments and energy service organizations, the National Energy Corps initiative will foster community sustainability by addressing the core challenges of clean energy:

* Hands-on Energy Assistance
* Energy Education and Outreach
* Community Energy Planning and Organizing
* Green Jobs Training and Skills Development

The National Energy Corps program is an AmeriCorps initiative of the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) in cooperation with The Corporation for National and Community Service that was created to address unmet community energy needs by promoting sustainable energy consumption and
education, fostering community sustainability and helping to mitigate the effects of global climate change.

The National Energy Corps initiative builds on the success of the Montana Energy Corps pilot, a program funded by the Montana Governor’s Office of Community Service. Since October of 2009, Energy Corps members in Montana have been busy assisting with weatherization services for low-incomes areas,
developing clean energy awareness campaigns for communities and performing community building energy audits on reservations.

“We see a need for sustainable energy services across the country,” says Energy Corps Program Director Holly Hill. “The Energy Corps program has been a great success in Montana and we hope we can replicate that success on a larger scale.”

As a product of the successful Montana Energy Corps program, the National Energy Corps initiative will launch this fall in three additional states, Pennsylvania, Iowa and Arkansas. The Arkansas Energy Corps program will be managed by the NCAT Southeast Regional Office, located in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
NCAT Southeast Regional Office Director Margo Hale says, “The Southeast Regional office is thrilled to be one of three states to launch the National Energy Corps initiative. This is a great opportunity for our region and our state.”

Arkansas will have approximately 15 National Energy Corps positions available, beginning in September 2010. Energy Corps members will serve an 11 month term of service and receive the same benefits as an AmeriCorps member, which include a monthly living stipend, an education award, health insurance
and a experience of a lifetime providing direct services to their community. National Energy Corps members will be placed with host organizations in communities throughout the state of Arkansas to implement solutions for sustainable energy.

NCAT is currently accepting applications from non-profit organizations interested in hosting an Energy Corps member. Host organizations will be required to provide a detailed description of how an Energy Corps member working for their program will facilitate clean energy-related services.

Applications for host organizations must be submitted by the close of business by July 20, 2010. More detailed information regarding this partnership opportunity is available by reviewing the full application instructions attached or by contacting Holly Hill at 406-494-8652/ or Melissa Terry at 479.575.1382/


The National Center for Appropriate Technology is a nonprofit organization founded in 1976. NCAT’s innovative and diverse projects in the fields of
sustainable energy, sustainable agriculture and rural community development are supported by foundations, government/private sector grants and contracts, as well as through individual contributions and memberships.

AR Energy Corps Coordinator
National Center for Appropriate Technology
SE Field Office
207 W. Center
Fayetteville, AR 72701

Saturday, July 10, 2010