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Emergency Prayer Request– Tornado on the Ground in OK City

Please pray for OK City, tornado on the ground nearing downtown!


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Press Release from The Arkansas Sheriff’s Association on the 2nd Amendment

“The Arkansas Sheriff’s Association supports the Constitution and the 2nd Amendment rights of our citizens’. We recognize the recent increase in violence and mass shootings have raised questions relating to the sale and possession of firearms. The Arkansas Sheriff’s Association further believes that we must hold offenders responsible, not law abiding citizens.

The Arkansas Sheriff’s Association does support enforcement of the existing gun laws and the strengthening of current back ground checks including identifying individuals with mental health issues. The Arkansas Sheriff’s Association does not support legislation that restricts current gun possession or sales to our citizens that weakens our 2nd Amendment rights.

Thanks to Johnson County Sheriff, Jim Dorney, for the heads up!

The Tricks of the Magician


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“1 Corinthians 14:20

King James Version (KJV)

 20 Brethren, be not children in understanding: howbeit in malice be ye children, but in understanding be men.

Ephesians 4:27

King James Version (KJV)

 27 Neither give place to the devil.”\

Have you ever watched a magician? It is amazing at how fast their hands are and at how good they are at the art of distraction! While we watch one hand they are doing something totally different with their other hand. As children we think that they are really performing magic, as adults most of us realize what they are doing and yet still admire their skill and ability, even if we are not sure how they do it. That is the thing, we recognize that it is not real, that it is simply illusion. And yet it seems that more and more people are not recognizing the illusions of this world and are simply accepting them as fact.

What do I mean by this? When someone in this country commits an evil act such as murder, whether it is the murder of innocents as in the shootings at Sandy Hook, or the case of Jovan Belcher, killing
himself and his girlfriend. Those who have an agenda use distraction and a willingness of their audience to promote the prohibition of what they think is bad for the rest of us. Or look to Mayor Bloomberg of New York City, who decides that he knows what is best for the residents of his city and therefore he has the right and responsibility to prevent the people from obtaining those things, such large sweet drinks. Or the case of the small town in my state of Arkansas, Paragould, where the local mayor and sheriff have decided that the increase of crime in the area gives them the right to patrol the streets with guns over their shoulders and stop every citizen. And if these citizens can not give them a reason to be out of their homes for a walk, they are subject to arrest. This is a process that is unconstitutional and yet the mayor and the sheriff are using the illusion of security in order to force the citizens of this town to obey their will.
Satan does the same thing!!!!! He puts on the face of goodness and rightness in order to delude us. He pretends to offer us security and safety in order to lull us into accepting him instead of our God and His loving Son Jesus! He does this in ways that seem so reasonable, gay lifestyle for instance. He tells us that we must accept people living this way because this is what the world says is acceptable now. We have to be current. The Bible is old, written by men who know nothing of how the world is today. Never mind that we have evidence in the Book itself that they were perfectly aware of homosexual lifestyle, see Sodom and Gomorrah. Or abortion, or any number of things that he uses to soften people up to his ways and not the Lord’s ways. 
Satan uses things of this world to insert his evil into the world. He uses violence and desentisizes us and our children to it by way of movies, videos, games, and even war. We are constantly surrounded by it. Whether it is here in the US or in other parts of the world. Here with video games that get people so used to pulling trigger to kill the opponents on the screen, knowing that if they are killed in the game, they will be reborn at the start of a new game. Did you ever stop to wonder how that infulences the mind of the vulnerable? They start so early and this idea of being reborn to start the game over is imprinted in their minds from the very beginning. This is a wonderful tool for Satan to use don’t you think? How many of these people that kill in cold blood think that they are going to face judgment from a righteous God for their actions? Jesus tell us that if we even think about murder that we have sinned, and yet we allow our children to do this! Does not this make our sin even greater? That by our action or inaction we allow our children to be corrupted and Satan to have foot in the door.
That my friends, is one of the great illusions that Satan is putting over this world! And he is doing so because we are letting him. We let false prophets teach that we should adjust to the world, and rewrite to Bible to fit the times. We ignore the things of this world as if they are not important.  There is a reason that we have been told not to be part of this world.  We are falling for the illusions of Satan. We are allowing our children to be used in ways that we don’t even recognize and then wonder at their actions when they are older.
We are falling for the ploy of those promoting the evil of the Father of lies by concentrating on what others are doing, objects that they object to, language that they don’t like, faith that they abhor, and on whether or not we insult or hurt someones feelings by what we preach and what we teach. We are falling for Satan’s lies by allowing others to decide what is best for our children to learn, to do, to eat, to play and so many other things.
Satan is the great magician, the father of lies, the first illusionist! We had better wake up and recognize the illusions and teach our children what God wants them to learn instead of what the world thinks is right for them. If we do not, we are giving them over to Satan and damning them for eternity. Objects will always be available to be used. It is evil that pushes people to commit horrific acts. We need to change the focus to the reason and not let the illusion  continue. 

Boot Berryism: Arkansas Republicans Win All U.S. Congressional Seats

More good news for Arkansans!!!

Boot Berryism: Arkansas Republicans Win All U.S. Congressional Seats.

Boot Berryism: Republicans To Control Arkansas Senate

For me and my state this is one bit of good news! God bless!

Boot Berryism: Republicans To Control Arkansas Senate.

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Update on Agenda 21 Alert for Clinton, Ar. via Secure Arkansas


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I got a comment from someone who understands the problems with this and some of the questions that need answers. I am posting the comment with permission and the hope that there are others out there who also understand the problems.

This is a act that is a act brought upon by the clean water activist in the country. My name is not enclosed for privacy however I run cattle near these farmers on this area of the red river it will not only exclude them of there natural rights to there land and it’s resources but set back logging production and the natural gas that supplies much of the needed money in the Economy for this small community. However do to commits and letters sent into the u.s. game and fish “which is a different branch than Arkansas game and fish commission” has set the dead line back on it to may of this year

Questions that needed to be asked

•after the Yellowcheek darter has been on the endangered list for almost 10 years why is it such a up roar now?

• why must the cattleman in Arkansas and hunter and fishers leave the natural rights to fish or hunt or graze there land?

•why isn’t the dam in greers ferry taken into review to see if they can help without making the average land owner suffer for this?

•why is cattle two catagories of harming this species won’t other natural animals still stir water and drink from these same rivers are cattle can not?

• who will pay for the bridges and fences needed to keep cattle out?

There are a lot of good questions here, but I would like to point out a few other things. The farmers and ranchers who will suffer, are just the beginning of the suffering. It spreads out from here to all of us that eat food or transport food. It makes it scarcer and it drives the price up because of this. How many people are going to have to make drastic changes in their diet because of this? How many people are going to go hungry, or worse, because they can not afford to feed themselves or their families. If you think that being able to provide for yourself or your family is important, you had better start paying attention and perhaps start asking some hard questions about what the government intends for our future. And whether you consider yourself a patriot or not, is beside the point. This is about our ability to survive.

Agenda 21 Alert for Clinton, Ar. via Secure Arkansas

Little Red River

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Very Important

Please Meet With Us

February 22, 2012, 6 to 8 P.M.

Petit Jean Electric Cooperative

270 Quality Drive

Clinton, Arkansas

Your private property rights are at risk. When you sign onto any government program, YOU GIVE UP YOUR PROPERTY RIGHTS.

The U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service will have a public meeting for their proposed designation of the Yellowcheek Darter to the endangered species list. This affects the following five counties in Arkansas:  Cleburne, Pope, Searcy, Stone and Van Buren. This covers approximately 87,000 acres directly adjacent to the habitat streams of the Yellowcheek Darter.  You must protect your property rights at all costs and not sign up for ANY GOVERNMENT PROGRAM. The following documents cover the details the U. S. Fish and Wildlife would like for all property owners to sign up for:


Programmatic Safe Harbor Agreement and Programmatic Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances


(The first three links here are undergoing maintenance and should be available by February 18.)

The 63 public submissions listed for the Yellowcheek Darter

All the listings of the proposed rule, notice, supporting and related material, other, and public submission for theYellowcheek Darter

 The  Federal Register lists the Proposed rule change for adding  Proposed Designation of Critical Habitat for the Cumberland Darter, Rush Darter, Yellowcheek Darter, Chucky Madtom, and Laurel Dace. For Arkansas it is only the Yellowcheek Darter.

In 1962, the construction of a dam on the Little Red River to create Greers Ferry Reservoir impounded much of the range of the yellowcheek darter, including the lower reaches of Devil’s Fork, Middle Fork, South Fork, and portions of the main stem Little Red River, thus extirpating the species from these reaches.
The yellowcheek darter was also extirpated from the Little Red River downstream of Greers Ferry Reservoir due to cold tailwater releases. The lake flooded optimal habitat for the species, and caused genetic isolation of populations (McDaniel 1984, p.1), with only the South and Archey forks of the Little Red River maintaining a non-inundated confluence.

 Additional sites show the government caused the problem with the Yellowcheek Darter when they constructed Geer’s Ferry Reservoir.

The historic range has been impacted by the construction of Greer’s Ferry Reservoir and channel alterations in the Archey and South Forks. Further, the construction of Greer’s Ferry Reservoir has resulted in the permanent loss of habitat due to inundation and cold-water releases from the dam.

Additional information on the Yellowcheek Darter

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The following web links and article will expose the fraud being done within the  Endangered Species Act (ESA) against private property owners.
Endangered Species Act Fraud
In doing some research on the Endangered Species Act, the following alarming reports appear to reflect that fraud is being used to get a species listed as an Endangered Species. These are only a few of many examples found.

Forest Service and Washington State caught in the act 

Securing the blessings of liberty,



Agenda 21 alert for Arkansas (via Secure Arkansas)

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Dear friends,

The Army Corps of Engineers is hosting five public workshops in February on its proposal for cost-cutting changes at its parks, according to a news release. Please see the announcement below for information on the Army Corps of Engineers public workshops being held in February.

If anyone in Secure Arkansas can attend any of these meetings near you, please do so and let us know what occurs at the meetings. If you are a Secure Arkansas director, please make it a point to attend one of these meetings because we simply cannot afford not to. We must be there. This will pertain to Agenda 21.

The Corps’ Little Rock District is considering changing operations at 29 parks, including closing 13 campgrounds, four partial campgrounds, four day-use areas, one partial day-use area and nine boat ramps.

The district’s operation and maintenance budget has been cut by about $17 million this year, the news release said. The already-proposed recreation changes will reduce costs by an estimated $1.9 million annually.

Also under consideration are ideas to shorten the season at many parks and reducing the frequency of trash pickup, cleaning and mowing and other maintenance work. The district expects to hire fewer temporary park rangers and contract park attendants as well.

There will be no group presentations during the workshops, but members of the public are invited to talk individually with Corps representatives. Workers will also accept written comments at the workshops.

Workshops will be held at:

Clearwater Lake, 1 to 4 p.m., Feb. 9, Clearwater Project Office adjacent to Clearwater Dam in Piedmont, Missouri

Greers Ferry Lake, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m., Feb. 9, William Carl Garner Visitor Center on Arkansas 25 North, just west of Greers Ferry Dam near Heber Springs

Lake Nimrod, Lake Dardanelle and Toad Suck Ferry and Murray pools of the Arkansas River, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m., Feb. 14, Russellville Project Office at 1598 Lock and Dam Road in Russellville

Ozark Lake, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m., Feb. 16, Arkansas Valley Electric Cooperative at 1811 W. Commercial St. in Ozark

Bull Shoals and Norfork lakes, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m., Feb. 21, Mountain Home Project Office at 324 W. Seventh St. in Mountain Home

More information about proposed changes to specific recreation areas is available on the website of the Corps’ Little Rock District.

Securing the blessings of liberty,



ARRA News Service: School Choice Week in Arkansas – Four Special Events

ARRA News Service: School Choice Week in Arkansas – Four Special Events.


School Choice Week in Arkansas – Four Special Events

“We have a moral and societal obligation to give our children the opportunity to succeed in school, at work, and in life. We cannot meet that obligation unless parents are empowered to select the best schools of their children. I encourage everyone who wants to see a transformation of American education to get involved in National School Choice Week.” ~ Bill Cosby 

by Laurie L M Lee:  We need a “regime change” in Arkansas Education. While Arkansas spends over $3 billion per year  on education and we have the most amazing teachers and best school facilities, Arkansas  is ranked 50th by Heartland Inst. for progress in learning and 37th in Academic Standards. WE NEED OPTIONS.Arkansas’ education system specifically its structures, its policies and its operational guidelines are failing our children. According to the U of A Ed Policy more than 25% of our students are NOT proficient in reading or math upon completion of the 8th grade and it gets worse from there.  Over 50% of Arkansas high school graduates have to go through remediation before taking their first college level course.

Education Week published a report last week grading states on educational policy and performance, Arkansas received a (D) in over all achievement K-12; (F) in spending and a (C-) in chance for success.

As of June 30,2011 Arkansas public school districts and ESC had outstanding loans and bonded indebtedness totaling over $3.5 BILLION, and increase of over $1billion in just 4 years. Arkansans spend the lions share of our general budget on education and the results are dreadful.

I am asked frequently how people can become more involved and help with issues in our state.
There are four events planned next week, Jan 23rd-28th, around Arkansas to shine a light on the need for options, giving ALL children a chance at excellence in education. Read the rest at:

The two “can’t miss” Arkansas events of the week

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Watch our Latest Video!   

Take two minutes and view AFP’s latest video on how the President’s health care plan is being pushed forward in Arkansas.

For Freedom & Liberty,
Teresa Crossland-Oelke
Arkansas State Director
Americans for Prosperity

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WHO IS VAN THOMAS ??? (via Secure Arkansas)

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A  Patriot  from Secure Arkansas

sent this information to us.

He was doing research on grants at the local level…

VERY interesting information.

It’s long but worth reading.

Van Thomas, Director of the White River Planning andDevelopment District,  is connected to several other corporations  where he is the Registered Agent.  In doing some investigation with the Sec. of State, I found that Van Thomas is also the Director of the White River Regional Service Center and the White River Regional Management Corporation.  Van Thomas is also the Director of Thomas & Thomas Construction , LLC.  Another thing I discovered  is that Fulton County Judge Charles Willet is the Secretary and Treasurer of the White River RegionalManagement Corporation.  Some of the other officers of the White River Regional Management Corporation are  Heber Springs Mayor, Jackie McPherson, a Director, and Woodruff County Judge, Charles Dallas, who is the Vice President.   The officers of the White River Regional Planning and Development District are Independence County Judge, Robert Griffin, a Director, Cleburne County Judge, Claude Dill, the President,  Sharp County Judge, Larry Brown, a Director  and Izard County Judge, David Sherrel, a Director.

If you check out http://www.wrpdd.org  you will also find that all the county judges and several mayors are part of the governing board of the White River Planning and Development District, Inc.

Most, if not all, of the grants coming through the White River Regional Development District are to implement Sustainable Development.  Does anyone think that these guys are doing this for FREE?

Is this how they get Sustainable Development Implemented into our communities?

Even the Fire Protection programs are tied into Sustainable Development.  All this is done by partnerships with other agencies.  And check out  this link  about State Foresters – they’ll “manage” us right out of our own property.
All the connections are shown below.
The information below will help the reader to come to the same conclusion that every grant is used to implement Sustainable Development.


Nonprofit Corporation Status: Good Standing
Van Thomas is the Reg. Agent
Click here for info
Fictitious Names
Filing # 100055125
Filing Type Nonprofit Corporation
Filed under Act Dom Nonprofit Corp; 176 of 1963
Status Good Standing
Principal Address Same as Registered Agent
Agent Address
PO BOX 2396
Date Filed 03/05/1982
Foreign Name N/A
Foreign Address
State of Origin N/A



Nonprofit Corporation Status: Good Standing

Van Thomas is the Reg. Agent
Click here for info
Corporation Name
Fictitious Names
Filing # 100106164
Filing Type Nonprofit Corporation
Filed under Act Dom Nonprofit Corp; 176 of 1963
Status Good Standing
Principal Address 1652 WHITE DRIVE
PO BOX 2396
Agent Address 1652 WHITE DRIVE
PO BOX 2396
Date Filed 08/05/1993
Officers CHARLES WILLETT , Treasurer
CHARLES DALLAS , Vice-President
VAN C THOMAS , Director
BOB BARNES , Director
VAN THOMAS , Director
Foreign Name N/A


Nonprofit Corporation  Status: Good Standing
Van Thomas is the Reg Agent

 Click this for info

Fictitious Names
Filing # 100055114
Filing Type Nonprofit Corporation
Filed under Act Dom Nonprofit Corp; 176 of 1963
Status Good Standing
Principal Address 1652 WHITE DRIVE
Agent Address 1652 WHITE DRIVE
PO BOX 2396
Date Filed 08/15/1968
Officers BILL RAY , Principal
CLAUDE DILL , President
LARRY BROWN , Director
VAN THOMAS , Director
Foreign Name N/A
Foreign Address
State of Origin N/A


Limited Liability Company
Status: Good Standing
Van Thomas is the Reg. Agent
Find more info here
Fictitious Names
Filing # 800169912
Filing Type Limited Liability Company
Filed under Act Domestic LLC; 1003 of 1993
Status Good Standing
Principal Address
Agent Address 29 CHAMBLEE DRIVE

BATESVILLE, AR 72501Date Filed01/13/2010OfficersVAN THOMAS , Incorporator/OrganizerForeign NameN/AForeign Address State of OriginN/A


Status: Administratively Dissolved.
Van Thomas was the Reg. Agent of this incorporation.
Click here for info
Fictitious Names
Filing # 100037365
Filing Type Nonprofit Corporation
Filed under Act Dom Nonprofit Corp; 176 of 1963
Status Administratively Dissolved
Principal Address P.O. BOX 2396, BATESVILLE, AR 72503
Reg. Agent VAN C. THOMAS
Agent Address 1652 WHITE DRIVE
PO BOX 2396
Date Filed 05/19/1986
Foreign Name N/A
Foreign Address
State of Origin N/A


Nonprofit Corp, Status: Good Standing
Reg. Agent Charles Willett, Fulton County Judge
Find info here
Corporation Name D & W SUPPER CLUB, INC.
Fictitious Names
Filing # 100014623
Filing Type Nonprofit Corporation
Filed under Act Dom Nonprofit Corp; 176 of 1963
Status Good Standing
Principal Address Same as Registered Agent

SALEM, AR 72576Date Filed09/04/1981Officers Foreign NameN/AForeign Address State of OriginN/A



This link  lists all the Permitted Facility Reports of
the White River Solid Waste Management
of which Van Thomas is the Executive Director.


This info is a little old, but it is a breakdown of Federal Government Expenditures for White River Planning and Development… in THOUSANDS of dollars.

(Scroll down a bit after clicking the link for White River Totals)


The following information is from this site.

Arkansas Association of Resource Conservation
and Development Councils, Inc.

History and Mission Statement

Almost 40 years ago, Congress established a unique program within the U.S. Department of Agriculture that empowered rural people to help themselves.  The USDA focus was to assist local people by providing tools and technical support to stabilize and grow their own communities while protecting and developing natural resources.  In return , local “Councils” provide local direction and planning and coordinate implementation of specific projects within their boundaries.

RC&D is a local grass roots organization whose leadership comes from its sponsors, Conservation Districts and Local units of Government.  The decision making body, called a

Council, determines the social, economic, and environmental problems and issues relevant to the area.  The Council then develops and implements a plan with local citizens in leadership.  The RC&D concept is that local communities, all levels of government, and grassroots organizations, working together, can develop and implement solutions to widespread and local problems and develop opportunities that will help sustain rural communities, local economies, and natural resources.

RC&D serves as a catalyst for local groups to share knowledge and resources in a collective effort to solve common problems.

The combination of local leadership and coordination of state and federal resources is an efficient and effective way for communities to cooperatively support and achieve local goal.  This focus on local direction and control has made RC&D one of the most successful rural development efforts in the country.

There are 7 Resource Conservation and Development areas which cover the entire state of Arkansas.

The Secretary of Agriculture provides a full time RC&D Coordinator to help the councils find various resources needed to plan and implement specific acitons desired for the area.


The information below is from here.

Arkansas Association of Resource Conservation
and Development Councils, Inc.


One of the strengths of the Rural Fire Protection Program is the effective partnership between AARC&D, ASWCC, NRCS, and Conservation Districts. ASWCC provides administrative assistance to the program while NRCS and Conservation Districts provide technical assistance to the fire departments. This partnership is continuously reinforced as new proposals are implemented within the program…


Arkansas NRCS Partnerships

 Click here

The Natural Resources Conservation Service  is an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The Arkansas headquarters office, in Little Rock, falls under the Central Region.

NRCS, Arkansas is a member of the Arkansas Conservation Partnership, whose members include the Arkansas Natural Resources CommissionArkansas Association of Conservation Districts; Arkansas Association of Conservation District Employees; Cooperative Extension ServiceUniversity of Arkansas, Pine BluffArkansas Forestry Commission; and Arkansas Resource Conservation and Development Council, Inc. The partnership is a unique force, combining the strengths of federal, state and local organizations along with educational institutions, to help preserve and protect The Natural State.


Arkansas Association of Conservation Districts

Click this for more info

  Purpose and Mission

The purpose and mission of The Arkansas Association of Conservation Districts is to assist the conservation districts of the state of Arkansas in their efforts to serve the soil and water conservation needs of the people of Arkansas.


 And finally, click here for

more information regarding the

Rural Fire Protection Equipment Request DOD Firefighter Program

Remember, this email was regarding grants, and proof that all grants seem to be tied to Sustainable Development.

Other legislators are holding similar

grant seminars

(like the one in Fulton County on Oct. 11)

across the state!!!!

More information is coming about this, but…

We leave you with this question:

* * WHO IS VAN THOMAS ??? * *

We at Secure Arkansas stand for LESS government

and MORE liberty!

Securing the Blessings of Liberty,

Secure Arkansas



P.O. Box 21096

Little Rock, AR  72221

All 50 State Constitutions Acknowledge God, so get lost A.C.L.U. (via The Twilights Last Gleaming)

Alabama 1901, PreambleWe, the people of the State of Alabama, invoking the favor and guidance of Almighty God, do ordain and establish the following Constitution…

Alaska 1956, Preamble — We, the people of Alaska, grateful to God and to those who founded our nation and pioneered this great land…

Arizona 1911, Preamble — We, the people of the State of Arizona, grateful to Almighty God for our liberties, do ordain this Constitution…

Arkansas 1874, Preamble — We, the people of the State of Arkansas , grateful to Almighty God for the privilege of choosing our own form of government…

California 1879, Preamble — We, the People of the State of California, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom…

Read the rest…

The Twilight’s Last Gleaming

Arkansas Ladies

Gail went to the Pulaski Country Democrat Women’s meeting Tuesday.  The topic was the
Arkansas “conceal carry law.”  One of the speakers related the following story:

On the way to the previous monthly meeting an elderly lady was stopped by a highway
patrolman.  He asked for her driver’s licence and insurance.  The lady took out the required
information and handed it to the patrolman.
In with the cards, he was surprised to see she had a “conceal carry permit.”  He looked at her
and asked if she had a weapon in her possession at this time.  She responded that she indeed
had .45 automatic in her glove box.  Something, body language or the way she said it, made him
want to ask if she had any other firearms.
She did admit to also having a 9mm Glock in her center console.  So now he had to ask one more
time if that was all she had, and she responded that she did have just one more, a .38 special
in her purse.
The officer then asked her what was she so afraid of?

She looked him right in the eye and said, “Not a damn thing!”

Thanks to my best friend for this post! As an Arkansas Lady myself I want to say HooRah!!!!

City Council Bans Free Speech in Private Homes, Group Meetings (via YourDaddy’s Politics)

City Council Bans Free Speech in Private Homes, Group Meetings Coming to a town near you! Uploaded by MacSlavo on Jul 18, 2011 More at http://www.SHTFplan.com Via Alex Thomas at The Intel Hub A small Arkansas town of 850 is attempting to ban groups from meeting to talk about the city without first getting permission from the city itself. In a move reminiscent of Nazi Germany, the Gould, Arkansas City Council has moved to ban all groups from discussing the … Read More

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Update On The Small Town Of Gould, AR.

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This is an update on Insanity in a Small Town. Links to the actual ordinance are below, thanks to the Volokh Conspriacy. Read the article there and at the other links below!

The Volokh Conspriacy has an excellent overview of the ordinance that was passed banning meetings. Here is the link:

New Ordinances from Gould, Arkansas


And here is the link to the pdf of the actual ordinance:



And a nominee for the most unconstitutional ordinance ever, from Gould, Arkansas: “No new organizations shall be allowed to exist in the City of Gould without approval from a majority of the City Council.”


Lawyers say Gould ordinances violate Constitution



When Decoration Day began in the south it started as a time to remember those who had died, not just those who served in the Military and in many of our small towns across the south, it still is. After World War II it morphed to include all the military that died in the war as a way for the nation to honor and remember the sacrifice that those who died had given. I think that perhaps it is one of our most important holidays and if we lose our memories of the sacrifices it lessens us as a people,
In places like Arkansas where I live, we celebrate Memorial day, but we also participate in Decoration Day. Unfortunately, because of the emphasis on backyard BBQ‘s and trips to the lake, it is beginning to die out. For many years ladies in my church would make the flower arrangements to put of the graves of the loved ones but this year we decided not to do it. There were plenty left from last year and there just was not the demand for the flowers.
I think that when Decoration Day began it was a way to make sure that people didn’t forget their history. Many of those were immigrants from other lands and this was a way of reminding their relatives of where they had come from and why they had come. It was also a way, in a time where death came often, and many times unexpectedly, that no matter what, that person was still am important part of the family and their history. It was a time that showed the importance of God and family.
With the massive loss of life abroad in WWII, it also became a time that included country in with the family and God. More than ever it is important that we encourage people to remember those who have died and the reasons that they did. If we lose that memory and it becomes just a day to party, we lose more that just tradition, we lose our history. And if we lose our history, I am afraid that we will lose our own relevance in the world.

It is my hope that each person in the United States would take a few minutes to remember all those who have died that we may remain free. In a time when we are involved in three wars, we need, more than ever to remember the people, their families and the country. We also need to take a few minutes to pray for those who are still fighting, that God will watch over them and should they die, they will not be forgotten.

Prayers For Denning, Arkansas

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Please keep Denning, Arkansas in your prayers! It is a very small town of about two hundred seventy people about ten miles from my home. It was pretty much destroyed and at least three deaths when a mile wide tornado went through it. We have friends and family that live close, but so far no one that we know has been hurt. There is not much left! Thank you!

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A Childs Memory

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I don’t often do posts about my childhood, personally there is just too much that I would rather forget. But reading a friends post this morning reminded me of how many times God was watching over me, and protected me from harm.I grew up traveling from place to place across the United States. We seldom stayed in one place very long. Part of this was because my step-father just did not keep a job very long.

When I was twelve we lived in the country in a small town in Arkansas. My step-father was driving a truck at the time, but part of the price of renting the house we lived in was taking care of the cows.  That was one of my responsibilities. I would get up early in the morning, milk the one cow that had a calf, and feed the others.  Before I would go to bed at night, I did the same thing.

I enjoyed doing it, I always loved animals. The milk cow was cantankerous and you had to be sure you had your head up against her body so that she could not put her foot into the bucket, or step on you. If she did step in the bucket, the milk was ruined. We never had enough money that we could afford to do without that milk. Especially since there were five of us kids with the youngest being about six months old to me as the oldest.

The cow always had to be put in the barn at night, and most of the time it was pretty easy to get her into it. One night it was different though. No matter how hard I tried, she simply would not go. I think that I chased her over the whole forty acres before I gave up and went and told my mom and step-father that I couldn’t get her into the barn.  My step-father was angry, but he tried to find her but couldn’t do it in the dark.

The next morning I had no problem with her, but my step-father saw something that I missed. Not ten feet away from where I had been milking, there were tracks of a very large cat. They thought at first that it was a couger, and he and the owner of the property decided that they would have to hunt it and kill it before it killed one of the calves. They tracked it for the whole day and saw it once. It was a very large black panther.

Why it didn’t attack a very vulnerable twelve year old girl could only be because God was watching over me. When I look back on my childhood, I see many times that He was watching out for me. We live our lives so often in mortal danger that we don’t even recognize.

Why did God protect me when so many others have lost their lives? I don’t know the answer to that, but I thank Him that He did.

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Why Huckabee Can’t Run On His Record As Governor (via The Tree of Mamre)

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The biggest reason that Huckabee should not win the Republican nomination for President is the simple fact that whatever he says, is what he thinks most of the people want to hear. Except for the right to life, Huckabee shifts his position to whatever he thinks will win. What his real policies are, can be found looking at his record and his sermons, that is why they are unavailable. When he was Governor of Arkansas, his practice was to stick his finger in the wind, according to a Republican State Senator that worked in the capitol at the time. It seems that he didn’t stand for any conservative principles at all, and that the state wound up growing even more that it did when Bill Clinton was Governor.
If he was a true conservative, he would be willing to stand for his convictions. He has never done so and there is no reason to believe that he would do so in the future. What we need to restore this country is a true conservative, and that is not Mike Huckabee.

I know that this is from Mother Jones, but bear with me, as they actually have solid reporting much of the time: Send a public records request seeking documents from his 12-year stint as Arkansas governor, as Mother Jones did recently, and an eyebrow-raising reply will come back: The records are unavailable, and the computer hard drives that once contained them were erased and physically destroyed by the Huckabee administration as the governor pr … Read More

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