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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Saturday, December 11, 2010

World Peace Wetland Prairie was once approved to be an apartment complex but Town Branch Neighborhood gathered friends to make it a city nature park

Wreaths Across America ceremony was at 11 a.m. today at Fayetteville National Cemetery

For many more photos of this event, please click this Flickr link and go to the bottom of the set.
Please click on image to ENLARGE.

http://RNCIC.com
-- On Wed, 12/8/10, Ronald Butler wrote:
Hi All - This Saturday beginning at 11:00 the 'Wreaths Across America' ceremony will take place at the National Cemetery, Fayetteville, AR.
A wreath will be laid at every grave at the Fayetteville National Cemetery (and many more National Cemeteries across our United States of America). Please attend if you can, and also let your friends and neighbors know - we want to have as many as we can, attend.
Thanks
Ron Butler

Saturday, November 27, 2010

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

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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Saturday, November 13, 2010

RNCIC members gather for photo after successful second-annual Veteran's Memorial 5K on November 13, 2010, at the Fayetteville National Cemetery

Please click on individual images to ENLARGE. More than 300 photos from the Veteran's 5K are being loaded on the Fayetteville National Cemetery set of pictures on Flickr and may be available soon at the following link. Fayetteville National Cemetery.





Wednesday, November 10, 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.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Veterans 5 K Race T shirt backside design

Entry form online at RNCIC.

Please click on individual images to ENLARGE view of back of the shirt to be given to all runners in the November 13, 2010, Veterans 5 K Race at the Fayetteville National Cemetery.




RACE ROUTE online.

Friday, October 22, 2010

RNCIC gathering prizes and accepting donations for upcoming 5K run November 13

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Regional National Cemetery Improvement Corporation's Website lists some of the early donors and invites more.

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: http://uca.edu/publicappearances Admission was FREE and Open to the public

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

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Sunday, October 3, 2010

RNCIC meeting at 10:30 a.m. this Saturday, October 9, 2010: Veterans 5 K race on November 13, 2010 and prizes and donations still needed

REGIONAL NATIONAL CEMETERY IMPROVEMENT CORPORATION
PO Box 4221

Fayetteville, AR 72702

MINUTES of September meeting:
President Roger McClain called the meeting to order at 10:30.
Recited Pledge of Allegiance
Harold Crivello offered the prayer

OLD BUSINESS
1.      Jake Lamkins moved, 2nd Beverly Swaim the approval of the minutes. Minutes approved.
2.      The Financial Statement was presented. Ron Butler moved 2nd Budd Saunders approval of the statement as presented. Motion passed.
3.      Beverly Swaim gave a summary report of the 936th meeting.
4.      Discussed 5K run fundraiser. Date is set for Nov. 13th, ROTC will help with the race. The date has been posted on the racers websites, and the auto signup page will be up in 1 week. Wes has found a printer to do the brochures at a very reasonable cost. We are in need of goody bags and items to go in them. We are estimating 200-300 runners this year. We need help getting prizes and corporate contributions.
5.      President McClain reported on 1st attempts to purchase 2 properties. Both offers were rejected with no counter offers. It was determined the President and Vice President should proceed with negotiations to obtain either one or both lots if funds allow. The Mahler property offers the best opportunity to purchase and donate 3 parcels instead of 2.
6.      Jake Lamkins reported on the website visits and number of pages viewed.

NEW BUSINESS

1.      No new business presented.

ANNOUNCEMENTS
1.      Everyone please take a few minutes to write a letter to the editor regarding the cemetery. Bring copies of your letter to the next meeting. IF WE DON’T DO THIS, WE WILL BE IN THE SAME SHAPE NEXT YEAR.
2.      The VSO office is located on the County South Campus close to the jail. Everyone feel free to stop by and see the new location. They are there to help all veterans

The meeting was adjourned at 11:30 a.m.

Respectfully submitted,


Peggy McClain, Secretary


NEXT MEETING Oct 9, 2010 10:30 a.m. at the Fayetteville American Legion Post 27




Peggy McClain

Monday, September 6, 2010

Minutes of August meeting and announcement of September 11 meeting of the Regional National Cemetery Improvement Corporation


REGIONAL NATIONAL CEMETERY IMPROVEMENT CORPORATION
PO Box 4221

Fayetteville, AR 72702


President Roger McClain called the meeting to order at 10:30.
Recited Pledge of Allegiance
Ron Butler offered the prayer

OLD BUSINESS
1.      Beverly Swaim moved, 2nd Jake Lamkins the approval of the minutes with correction to number of hits to website 872 since opened. Minutes approved.
2.      The Financial Statement was presented. Ron Butler moved 2nd Beverly Swaim approval of the statement as presented. Motion passed.
3.      Discussed 5K run fundraiser. A vote was taken and it was decided to do the race again this year. Wes Stites volunteered he and Josh to coordinate the actual race. Roger McClain, Ron Butler and Aubrey Shepherd will head the fundraising. The date will be determined by Wes and he will design the materials for fundraising.

NEW BUSINESS

1.      President McClain reported the VA is looking at purchasing 2.5-3 acres of the sale barn property.
2.      Budd Saunders made the motion to buy lots 15 and 17 if the money is available. Jake Lamkins 2nd motion. Motion passed. Beverly Swaim will get the latest assessed value.

ANNOUNCEMENTS
1.      936 Korea having last reunion (60 years) next weekend. Any money left will be donated to RNCIC.
2.      Everyone please take a few minutes to write a letter to the editor regarding the cemetery. Bring copies of your letter to the next meeting. IF WE DON’T DO THIS, WE WILL BE IN THE SAME SHAPE NEXT YEAR.
3.      The VSO office is located on the County South Campus close to the jail. Everyone feel free to stop by and see the new location. They are there to help all veterans
4.      Home Depot and Lowe’s give 10% discount to veterans.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:20 a.m.

Respectfully submitted,


Peggy McClain, Secretary


NEXT MEETING Sept 11, 2010 10:30 a.m. at the Fayetteville American Legion Post 27


Peggy McClain

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

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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.
AGENDA FOR A MEETING OF THE
FAYETTEVILLE COUNCIL OF NEIGHBORHOODS
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
Adjourn
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


Saturday, August 14, 2010

Taps at 7 p.m. today at Fayetteville National Cemetery commemorated end of World War II

Taps a 7 p.m. today at Fayetteville National Cemetery commemorate end of World War II




  • Re: RNCIC meeting Aug 14‏

1:36 PM
To Wesley Stites, Aubrey Shepherd, Bill Emerson, Budd Saunders, charles williams, Christine.Turner@cem.va.gov, coffeebas@aol.com, Dave Rader, David Elliott, Freddie Boaz, G. Leonard McCandless, Gene McVay, Ginger Middleton, Joe Kerr, Larry Delashmet, Lorna Sterrett, Ron Butler, Sue Graham, Walt Klusmeier, 'Joshua Sakon', 'Don Foster Commander AL 27', 'Gloria S Bailey', 'Harold Crivello', Peggy Mcclain
As requested at the meeting today,
I have posted notice at our website
that it is the 65th anniversary of the end of WWII
and a bugler will play taps at the national cemetery at 7:00 pm near the flagpole.
If you cannot make it to the cemetery,
go to our website and listen to taps there
and have a moment of remembrance for those who gave all
for our freedom and liberties.
Jake Lamkins

Friday, August 13, 2010

Regional National Cemetery Improvement Corporation to meet at 10:30 a.m. Saturday: See minutes from July meeting below


Peggy McClain
-----Original Message-----
From: Peggy Mcclain [mailto:pbmcclain@cox.net] 
Sent: Monday, August 09, 2010 6:40 PM
To: Wesley Stites; Aubrey Shepherd; Bill Emerson (bill@trutrakap.com); Budd Saunders; charles williams; Christine.Turner@cem.va.gov; coffeebas@aol.com; Dave Rader; David Elliott (daveatamerlegion@hotmail.com); Freddie Boaz; G. Leonard McCandless (omm@arkansas.net); Gene McVay; Ginger Middleton; jake@lamkins.com; Joe Kerr; Larry Delashmet; Lorna Sterrett; Ron Butler (wedunit@att.net); Sue Graham (srgraham3@gmail.com); Walt Klusmeier; 'Joshua Sakon'; 'Don Foster Commander AL 27'; 'Gloria S Bailey'; 'Harold Crivello'
Subject: July Minutes

REGIONAL NATIONAL CEMETERY IMPROVEMENT CORPORATION
PO Box 4221

Fayetteville, AR 72702


Vice President Ron Butler called the meeting to order at 10:30. Eight members and one guest were present. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Guest Sam Sansom gave the prayer.
 Sam Sansom, President of the Fayetteville Chapter of MOAA (Military Officers Association of America) was welcomed as a guest. He presented a check for $1,835 to the RNCIC as an annual donation from its various members. Since 2007 the Fayetteville Chapter of MOAA has given a total of $5,485 to the RNCIC.
Harold Crivello, President of the Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 678, presented a check for $1,089.37 to the RNCIC in closing their chapter.
A cameraman from Channel 40/29 TV took video of both presentations and interviewed Vice President Ron Butler and Harold Crivello. This was set up through the efforts of Ron Butler calling John Cumpston with 40/29. It will be on the news tonight.
OLD BUSINESS
1. Beverley Swaim moved, and Harold Crivello 2nd, to accept the minutes from the June meeting. The motion passed.
2. Harold Crivello presented the June 30 Financial Statement with an ending balance of $97,711.41, following the $75,000 donation from Tyson and numerous other donations. A motion was made and seconded to accept the treasurer’s report.
3. Dave Rader confirmed that his financial review of the treasurer’s records indicated the records were in order.
4. Harold Crivello reported that the status of the RNCIC 501 C 3 was in order with the IRS.
5. Discussion was continued on the feasibility of conducting another 5K race in Nov.Members are to consider to make a yes or no vote at the August meeting as to whether or not it is to be continued this year.

NEW BUSINESS
1. Ron Butler passed out an RNCIC Property List dated 7/5/2010, with the comment that it is for our confidential information only, and in no way quoted prices to be offered for the properties.
2. Properties #15 and #17 are available to purchase. Roger McClain and Ron Butler have met with Mr. Hank Mahler regarding property #17.
3. Discussion followed regarding properties #20 and #20A owned by the Brantleys. Jake Lamkins made a motion that Roger and Ron look into the purchase of this property for consideration at this time. The motion was seconded by Lorna Sterrett. The motion passed.
4. Discussion also followed concerning interest in properties #5 and #6 (each listed at $9,900 = assessed value +10%) if money is available in the treasury after one lot is purchased on Hill Avenue.
5. Ron Butler suggested that an analysis of the vacant land be made to determine which parcels of land would be most cost effective and acceptable by the VA.
6. Jake Lamkin reported that the web site had 872 hits during the past month. Of those, 198 were “page” visitors. Harold Crivello reported that two of the donations received were from the printed form obtained from the web site. All were pleased with the web site activity.
 The meeting was adjourned at 11:45 a.m. The next meeting will be August 14, 2010.
 Respectfully submitted,
 Lorna Sterrett for Peggy McClain, Sec.
NEXT MEETING August 14, 2010 10:30 a.m. at the Fayetteville American Legion Post 27


Peggy McClain