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Community Events Calendar Wednesday September 21 Fair Exhibits Open at the fair grounds 10:00a.m.

Hazen/DeValls Bluff, Prairie County, Arkansas

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

HHS Band Participates in UCA Band Day

Thursday September 22 Commodities at Hazen

First United Methodist Church 11:00a.m.- 2:00p.m. Bring photo I.D and proof of PC Residence Junior High Hornet Football @ McCrory 7:00p.m.

Friday September 23 Hazen School District Junior and Senior High Homecoming 2:00p.m. in School Gym and again on the field before the game

Saturday September 24 GFWC District IV Episcopal Church Tollville Demolition Derby Prairie County Fairgrounds 7:00p.m.

The Hazen High School "Pride of the Prairie" Marching Band spent Saturday participating in UCA's Band Day along with students from other high school bands. The combined student band performed on the field in Conway.

Sunday September 25 Prairie County Fair Exhibit Checkout Prairie County Fairgrounds 2:00-4:00p.m.

Tuesday September 27 Adult Bingo Hazen Library 11:00a.m. - 12:00p.m ARTA State Convention Events Center Benton .

Saturday October 8 Movies at the Center Presents: God’s Not Dead 2 6:00 p.m. DeValls Bluff Community Center

Thursday October 13 Idlewild Extensions Homemakers Club Meeting DeValls Bluff Courthouse

Monday October 31

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HSD School Board holds special meeting The Hazen School Board held a special meeting on Tuesday, September 6 at 6:00 p.m. in the Superintendent’s Office. Those in attendance were Superintendent Nanette Belford; Secretary Cindy Ciganek; ___ Sarah Snider; Board MembersFreddie Rogers, Richard Ingle, David Strohl, David Williams, Vicki Skarda, and Sandra Penn. Action Items The special meeting was called into order to approve the Superintendent's recommendation to enter a three year lease agreement with Central Sates Bus Sales to lease five new school buses for $75,000 per year. The School Board’s previous approval to enter a three year agreement

with American Bus Sales was never acted on due to complications with the quote and company. The three year contract will include five new buses; three seventy-one passenger buses, and two seventy-seven passenger buses. All the buses have a three year bumper to bumper warranty to math the lease term. The Superintendent’s recommendation to purchase a Convection Oven (SouthbendDouble Oven) for $6638.10 from Don’s SUpply Incorporated was approved. The Superintendent’s recommendation to approve the Facility Use Agreement for the Hazen School District that was discussed at the August 29 meeting was approved. The Use Agreement will allow

applicants for the agreement to use the school district’s facilities for school-related groups and organizations along with recognized youth organizations. Specific rules, regulations, and insurance requirements are stated in the agreement. The Superintendent’s recommendation to approve the change to the Supplemental Salary Schedule was approved. $100.00 will now be given to the person(s) who cleans the Hazen School District’s football field on Saturday morning following Friday’s game. The salary will only apply to one person who cleans the field, if more than one person is involved it will be divided between those two people at their discretion.

Hazen City Council Discuss Helicopters, Fire Dept. and New Clinic Opening The Hazen City Council met Thursday, September 15 for their monthly meeting. Present were Mayor David Duch, Treasurer/Recorder David Hardke, and Alderman Barbara Rogers, Clevella Mosby, Rick Wiggins, Tim Juola, and Steve Chlapecka. The minutes from last months meeting were approved. Departmental Reports Fire Chief Ashley Loudermilk discussed the helicopter that landed on the emergency pad

earlier in the week and how it was part of a landing zone class. Lights in the Northeast corner of the pad need to be repaired or replaced. He also reported ____ calls. A motiion was put in order to have the fire department repainted, it was seconded by Mosby. He also reported that new clinic should be finished by October 4. Utilities Manager Phillip Foot was not present at the meeting but left a report for the councilthe the cities sewer project was complete and pot holes were being filled.

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Obituaries Lester Thurman


94, died Friday, Sept. 16, 2016 in Mountain View. Born Jan. 5, 1922 in Monette, Ark., to Sidney Lee and Carrie M. Thurman. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother Lance Thurman; three sisters, Bessie Aleghorn, Vera Starnes and Willie Thurman. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Mary B. Thurman; children Leslie Thurman and Skipper (Melissa) Thurman; grandchildren Lance (Jordan Leigh) and Jordan Thurman; greatgrandchildren Anna and Brynn Thurman. Lester was a graduate of

Thank You Bobby and I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the Community of Hazen and the surrounding areas for their outpour support during my recent illness. The cards, food, calls, flowers, texts, and prayers have meant the world to us. We pray that each and everyone of you are blessed by the grace of God. With Love, Beth and Bobby Rogers

Prairie County

Crop Report Days of field work: 6 Top Soil Moisture: 80% Short 20% adequate Sub Soil Moisture: 100% Short Livestock Condition: 3 Fair Main Activities: Farmers continued harvest of corn, soybean, and rice. Cotton was opening with harvest aides being scheduled. Stinkbugs continue to plague bean fields. Final hay cuttings were being made. Crop Progress: Corn: 90% Harvested Rice: 85% Harvested Soybean: 80% Turning Color, 1% Harvested Cotton: 90% Bolls Open Crop Condition: Corn: 30% Poor 70% Fair Rice: 65% Very Poor 35% Fair Soybean: 50% Poor 50% Fair Hay/Pasture: 50% Poor 50% Fair Cotton: 25% Poor 75% Fair Member 2016

Monette High School, and the University of Arkansas. He was a registered structural Engineer, and worked for the Little Rock District Corp of Engineers for 30 years. He was involved with the Arkansas River Navigation System. While at U of A he served as president of the Methodist Wesley Foundation. He was a

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member of Toastmasters International, VFW, Lions Club, and a member of Mountain View United Methodist Church. Les served in the Navy in WWII and the Korean War. Services were Sunday, Sept. 18 at 2 p.m. at Boyd Funeral Home in Lonoke with burial in Carlisle Cemetery.

New Bethel News By Donna Kelly We had a good service Sunday at New Bethel We had a terrible thunder storm and rain came pouring down before we could get to our cars after church. I got as far as highway 70 from church and I pulled over off the road. I didn’t want to drive facing that wind and rain. Sunday afternoon we received a call from some of our folks who live in Little Rock and Texas. John’s niece and sister-inlaw. Johnny came over also. We visited until it was to late to go to church. We hated to miss but we enjoyed our company. We are still treating John’s eye. We go back on the 26th just hope things work out.

Had a call from Charles Ingle. He is feeling a little better. We hear from Bruce also about a couple of times a month. Always glad to hear from him. I had a call from Charlene Highfill. She wasn't feeling well. There will be a family Reunion of the Ingle Family on Saturday October 1st at the Fellowship building at Lakeside Baptist Church in Des Arc. Potluck lunch. Everyone please come. Thanks for the gifts, phone calls, and visits on and around my Birthday. Kim Simmons and her little helper came over and had lunch with is one day last week. We wish everyone a good week.

GFWC Clubs to Meet Exchange Students By Chris Weems GFWC Elsie McCain Club will have the first meeting of the year Monday night, September 26, in the Swilley Lodge, in the backyard of Chris Weem’s home. Weems, the Club president, wants to have the meeting with the Ruth Barrett Fox Club and the Foreign Exchange students at the high school this year. The meeting will begin with dinner at 6:00 p.m.

The students will give a brief biography and tell some of the things she or he expects to learn about America this year. Weems, also announces that the Fall Board meeting of District IV will be Saturday, September 24, at the Episcopal Church in Tollville. Registration will begin at 9:00 a.m., with the meeting from 10:00 until 11:30. All GFWC Club members are invited to attend.

Arkansas Retired Teachers to Attend Convention By Chris Weems Prairie County members of the Arkansas Retired Teachers Association are reminded of the annual State Convention Tuesday, September 27, at Benton Events Center, as announced by Thelma Gray, president. Members who plan to go

and wish to carpool are to meet in front of Calvary Baptist Church in Hazen at 7:30 a.m. For thoses who wish to go and have not registered, you should contact the president by Wednesday. No tickets for the lunch can be paid for at the convention.

Bruce and Kathy Cook of Des Arc, parents of the bride, and Juanita Perry of Hazen, mother of the groom, would like to announce the marriage of their children


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Kirby Cook of Des Arc to Damien Wood of Hazen. Kirby is the granddaughter of the late Roland and Lottie Jenkins of Hazen and

the late Kenneth and Dorothy Cook of Enola. Damien is the son of the late Charlie Wood of Hazen and the grandson of the late Kenneth Wood of Hazen, and the grandson of Mary Wood of Hazen, Shirley Weems of Hazen, and Robert and Cheryl Perry of Norfolk. Kirby and Damien would like to request that family and friends attend their joyous occasion on Saturday, October 15, 2016 @ 5 pm @ Lakeside Missionary Baptist Church in Des Arc, Arkansas with a reception to follow in the fellowship hall. Kirby and Damien have a wedding gift registry set up with Walmart. Only out of town invitations will be sent.

Idlewild Extension Homemakers Club Helps Out with Kids Back to School Fair The Idlewild Extension Homemakers Club Met at DeValls Bluff Courthouse on September 8, 2016. President Thrisa Gentry called the meeting to order with the thought : The most wasted of all days is is the one without laughter. Insperation was read by Thrisa Gentry. Roll call was answered with: How many kids and or grandkids do you have ? Members ha 43 community volunteer hours. Shirley Evants read the minutes for August. Dawanna Keys gave the treasurers report. Unfinished business. Members talked about having everything ready to go for our educational exhibit at the Prairie County Fair. September 13th is cleanup at the fair building. Our community service this year will be helping our Kids Back to School Fair. We had a table set up of school supplies for Hazen students. Thrisa Gentry gave the program on Tips to prevent Medicare Fraud. September birthdays are Marie Price and Shirley Avants. Alyeen Saunders and Thelma Gray won Door Prizes. The meeting was


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Idlewild Extension Homemakers Club Dawanna Keys, Telma Gray, Shirley Evants, and Thrisa Gentry (Not Pictured). Marie Price, Alyeen Saunders with school supplies for helping our kids back to school fair. adjourned with the Extension Homemaker Creed. Refreshments was served.

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Grand Prairie Quilt Society Monthly Meeting group. In January, members will make pillowcases for Arkansas Childrens Hospital. Show and Share: Ann and Glenda shared many photos of past quilt happenings of the club. Many had fond memories of past events. Ann also showed her strip quilted wall hanging. Shelley shared that her niece, Kaitlyn, had won a blue ribbon at the White County Fair for her first sewing project--a blueThe Grand Prairie Quilt Society met September 14 at the Stuttgart Public Library with 9 members present. Glenda opened the meeting with the thought for the day, "Money can't buy happiness, but it can buy fabric; which is pretty much the same thing." Happy Birthday greetings were extended to Alean and Glenda...Happy Birthday, Alean and Glenda. Old business: Sherrye, Maeola and Marsha attended the Stitching Circle on August 27 at the Plantation Museum at

Scott. Everyone learned to make the Diamond block and the "fold and sew" block. Becky and Debbie also made their first quilt block in the pinwheel pattern. The next Stitching Circle will be September 24. Registration is still open for the Country Quilt Camp III, June 2-4, 2017. For registration information, call Marsha at 6731430. New business: Winnie will bring the prepared 10" blocks to the October Sit 'n Sew. Members will make quilt tops for the Dorcas quilt

jeans tote. Sherrye had a stuffed doll for her nephew with a matching pillowcase. Glenda had an interesting fish motif quilt top and also asked the members for their input on her q u i l t i n g dilemma...whether to continue stipling her Xmas quilt. We all thought it was lovely and for her to continue. The next meeting will be a Sit 'n Sew on October 12 at the Stuttgart Public Library.

DeValls Bluff faces EEOC complaint The DeValls Bluff City Council held a special meeting on Tuesday, September 13. Present were Alderman Richard Henry, Arbie Nesbitt, Alice Metcalf, Bill Arnold, Jackie Adcock, and Treasurer/Recorder Thelma Gray. The special meeting was held to discuss the Equal Employment Opportunity Comissuin (EEOC) com-

plaint filed by former DeValls Bluff police force member, Mark Collins. The meeting was run by city attorney, Mike Stuart, who described Collins’ complaint and proposed a rebuttal statement that the EEOC requires by September 30. Stuart’s statement was apporved by the council.

Van Houten, Fields Finalize Wedding Alexis Nicole Van Houten and Tyler Fields have finalized their wedding plans. The wedding will take place this Saturday, September 24th at St. John’s Chapel By the Creek in

Benton. The ceremony will take place at 6:00p.m. All family and friends are invited to attend the wedding followed by the reception immediately after.

Public Notice This is the public release that Mid-Delta Community Services, Inc. will send to: Herald Publishing: Grand Prairie Herald On September 23, 2016 PUBLIC RELEASE The Mid-Delta Community Services, inc. Today announced its sponsorship of the USDA Food Program. Meals will be available at no separate charge or at a reduced charge for National School Lunch Program and at no charge for Child and Adult Care Food Program participants enrolled at the participating institution(s) listed below. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal and, where applicable, political

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Senior High Hornets 0/3 Following Fall to Barton

The Hazen Hornets were met with much trouble Friday as they played the Bears in Barton. The 8-47 defeat still leaves the Hornets without a win this season. However, this game will not affect the outcomes of the playoffs being a non-conference

game. Hazen got off to a good start Friday with a 75yard defensive touchdown by Perry and a good conversion to begin the game 8-0. Two Barton touchdowns and a good extra point in the first quarter soon gave the Bears the lead 8-13.

They quickly scored another touchdown in the second, followed by two more scores in the rest of the half. With good extra-point kicks, the Hornets were down 8-41 going into the half. In the third quarter, Hazen was able to prevent any more opponent

scores, but still was not able to score itself. With the mercy rule in effect, the fourth quarter passed quickly. Barton scored once more, setting the final score at 847. The Hornets were plagued with fumbles Friday, most being recovered by the Bear

defense. Barton also featured many athletes with exceptional speed and strength, giving Hazen quite the challenge. This loss is not as bad, however, considering it is a non-conference. Hornet fans have yet to witness a victory this

season, but hopefully this can change soon. A win for Hazen would surely help in trying to secure a spot in the playoffs. They will try again for one this Friday as they play the McCrory Jaguars for their homecoming game.

Junior Hornets Remain Undefeated After Win Against Lonoke Jackrabbits

Photos Courtesy of Ruth Corley Photography The Hazen Junior Hornets journeyed to Lonoke on Thursday to defeat the 4A Jackrabbits. This 30-6 win extends their current season record to 3-0, 2-0 in conference. It also keeps the hope alive that the Hornets will be backto-back undefeated conference champions this year.

Although a failed first drive and called-back touchdown in the first quarter made some Hazen fans uncertain, the Hornets were soon able to score on a 19-yard run by Penn and a good 2-point conversion put them up 80. Ball problems for the Jackrabbits allowed Wilson to recover a fum-

ble near the Hornet goal line, creating an optimal scoring position. Quickly in the second quarter, Penn ran again for about 10 yards, and a failed conversion set the score at 14-0. Another fumble recovery by Harris put Lonoke on the defensive again, who gave Gray the 20 yards he needed to

score. With a good 2-point try, Hazen was up 22-0 going into halftime. The third quarter was frightening Thursday when a Jackrabbit player sustained a severe neck injury and eventually had to back taken off the field in an ambulance. Lonoke, however, was able to score this quarter, cutting

into the Hornet lead 22-6. In the fourth quarter, a 7yard run by Toll and a good conversion set the final score at 30-6, securing another victory for Hazen. This win is especially impressive when considering that Lonoke, being a 4A school, has many more athletes to choose

from its student body. This will surely give the Hornets even more confidence in themselves as they continue their season. They travel to McCrory to play their homecoming game this Thursday.

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Master Gardeners work Other feathers will be a movie, a Disney production about monarch butterfly’s annual flight. Jackie Johnson, Lauren’s Gardens will speak on “Planting of Fall Pots.” The program is open to all persons. Turnage distributed the worksheets for September. The next regular meeting of PC Master Gardeners will be Tuesday, October 24, at Bancorpsouth in Hazen.

Some of the group of Master Gardeners who helped put up the display at the Fair Sunday afternoon. From Left: Chris Weems, Keith Robinson, Larry Anthony, Janis Toll, Janet Turnage, Amy Carroll, Idena Greenwalt, Linda Price and Gail Norman. Not pictured, Lynda Andrews. By Chris Weems In a brief meeting of PC Master Gardeners at the Fair Grounds, President Janet Turnage told the members that Monroe County Master Gardeners is having a Seminar will be at Brinkley Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 404 W. Ash St, at the corner of Ash and New York Street in Brinkley.

Pre-registration, which includes lunch is $15.00. Registration at 9:00-9:30 will cost $20.00. “New Plants” speaker is Janet Carson, U of A Cooperative Extension Service. Jane Gulley, Pulaski County Master Gardener will talk about building housing for butterflies and birds in your back yard.

Amy Carroll and Janet Turnage checking out the Fall Decorations Amy and Sue Clayton arranged Tuesday for the beginning of the Prairie County Fair.

“DashBoard” Governor Hutchinson’s Weekly Column From Governor Asa Hutchinson In the year 1173, construction of the Leaning Tower of Pisa began in Italy. After more than three centuries, the great leaning tower was finally completed. The architects had not originally designed for the tower to lean, but because of poor planning and an uneven foundation, the Leaning Tower of Pisa will never stand straight. Laying a firm foundation at the start of any project is essential to success. Whether you build a city or plan for your child’s future education, you want to plan and lay a strong foundation. In Arkansas, we are helping parents of young students do just that through the Arkansas 529 GIFT College Investing Plan. Throughout the month of September, which is College Savings Month, one kindergarten student in every county in Arkansas will be eligible to receive $529 in a GIFT college savings plan account. Here’s how it works. Every kindergarten student can participate by sending in their artwork

This week the director of the Arkansas Department of Health, Dr. Nathanial Smith, appeared before the Public Health and Welfare Committee to update members on the outbreak of Mumps cases in Northwest Arkansas. This is the largest cluster of mumps cases that Arkansas has experienced since 2010. Currently there are 162 cases, of which 49 have been confirmed by testing. The remaining 113 individuals are clinically diagnosed or have been identified as a close contact to a test confirmed case. At this time, 22 schools in the Springdale school district, 5 schools in the Rogers school district and 1 school in the Huntsville school district are affected. In response to the outbreak, the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) is requiring students in the same school with vaccine exemptions for the MMR (Mumps, Measles, and Rubella) vaccine to be excluded from school for 26 days from the date of exposure and until the outbreak has ended. Students with

and a parental consent form to the State Treasurer’s Office by September 30th. Then, early in October, a random drawing will be held to select one winner from each participating county to receive a $529 award in an Arkansas 529 GIFT College Investing Plan. The official rules, entry form and parental consent form are available online at The Arkansas Department of Education, the Arkansas State Treasury and the Arkansas 529 GIFT College Investing Plan Review Committee have joined together to sponsor this initiative – working to help spread awareness of the importance of starting to save early for a college education. And with the Arkansas 529 GIFT plan, parents and grandparents can start saving money for their child’s college education one day at a time. Once a student is ready to go to college or vocational school, all 529 qualified withdrawals that cover higher education expenses like tuition, computers, books or room

non-medical exemptions, who receive the recommended doses of MMR vaccine, may return to school immediately. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Mumps is a viral illness that is transmitted by direct contact with respiratory droplets or saliva from an infected person. It is best known for painful, swollen salivary glands that show up as puffy cheeks and swollen jaw. Other symptoms include fever, headache, muscles aches, tiredness, and loss of appetite. There is no treatment, and symptoms usually resolve themselves within a few weeks. Mumps is usually a mild disease in children, but adults may have more serious disease with complications. Two doses of MMR vaccine is 88 percent effective in preventing mumps. Adults born before 1957 are generally considered to be immune to mumps and do not need to receive the MMR vaccine. The current CDC recommendations for MMR vaccination are as follows:

and board, are exempt from state and federal income tax. That means your savings go directly toward paying for your student’s college with no tax penalty. Consider this – If a parent or guardian puts just four dollars every day into a 529 fund, in just five years, you could have saved more than $8,200 – all for the price of a large cup of coffee. If you continued to contribute at the same pace and gain five percent interest each year, in 18 years, more than $42,000 could be available to help your student afford a college education. As governor, I have the privilege of helping to lay a solid foundation for our state through job creation, improving education and marketing Arkansas to the world. Everything we do today will have an impact on our state and on our families. And there’s no better time and place to start setting a firm financial foundation for our future college students than today, in Arkansas.

·For children younger than 6 years of age, one dose of MMR vaccine or MMRV (Measles, Mumps, Rubella, and Varicella) vaccine at age 12-15 months, followed by a second dose of either MMR vaccine or MMRV vaccine at age 4-6 years. ·For children age 7 through 18 years not previously vaccinated, one dose of MMR vaccine or MMRV vaccine, followed by a second dose of either MMR vaccine or MMRV vaccine at least 4 weeks after the first dose. For adults born in 1957 or later and not previously vaccinated, one dose of MMR vaccine. A second dose of MMR vaccine is recommended for adults born in 1957 or later, who are students in a post-secondary educational institution, work in a health care facility, or plan to travel internationally. The second dose should be administered a minimum of 28 days after the first dose. MMR vaccines are available at the Local Health Unit in your county, and may also be available at your doctor’s office or your local pharmacy

State Capitol Week in Review From Senator Jonathan Dismang Legal challenges have been filed against four measures that have been certified to appear on the November general election ballot. Three other measures were referred by the legislature and there is no legal question about their being on the ballot. Depending on the outcome of the legal challenges, it is possible from three to seven ballot issues will be decided by Arkansas voters on November 8. The state Attorney General’s office has approved their ballot titles and the Secretary of State’s office has certified that sponsors of the measures submitted enough valid signatures of registered voters to qualify for placement on the ballot. The legal challenges were filed by advocacy groups that oppose the measures. Two of the ballot issues would legalize medical marijuana. One is a proposed constitutional amendment and the other is a proposed initiated act. The difference between the two types of measures is that an initiated act, if approved by a vote of the people, creates a statute that may be changed by the twothirds majority of the legislature. A constitutional amendment can be changed only by another statewide vote of the people, unless it specifically empowers

the legislature to make changes. For example, Amendment 94 was approved in 2014 and it authorizes the legislature to make changes to it. Two other proposed amendments were brought to the ballot by sponsoring groups that gathered signatures on petitions. Both face legal challenges. One would limit the amount of punitive damages that could be awarded in medical malpractice lawsuits and the other would allow three new casinos. They would be allowed in Washington, Boone and Miller Counties. The legal challenges vary, but in general they question the accuracy of the ballot titles and the sufficiency of the signatures submitted by sponsoring groups. This year, under a new law, paid canvassers must undergo criminal background checks. One legal challenge claims that the background checks were not done properly for some canvassers, and therefore all the signatures they gathered should be invalidated. To place a proposed initiated act on the ballot, sponsoring groups must submit signatures of registered voters gathered in at least 15 counties. The number of signatures must be at least 8 percent of the

number of voters in the most recent election for governor. This year that is 67,887 signatures. To put a proposed constitutional amendment on the ballot you must submit signatures representing 10 percent of the number of votes cast in the previous gubernatorial election. This year that is 84,859 signatures. Revenue Report The state’s net general revenue for August was $416.1 million, which was 2 percent below forecast. Sales tax remissions to the state were down 2.2 percent from August of last year, and income tax collections were down by 0.5 percent from past year. July and August were the first two months of state Fiscal Year 2017, and for those two months net available revenue was below forecast by $15.3 million, or 1.8 percent. The forecast is the basis for writing state agency budgets. If collections fall too far below the forecast, state government will trim its budget to make ends meet. Arkansas operates under a balanced budget law know as the Revenue Stabilization Act.

Attorney General Leslie Rutledge to Serve as Honorary Chair of 2016 Arkansas Walk Now for Autism Speaks 5K race/walk to be held Oct. 1 at Clinton Presidential Center LITTLE ROCK – Autism Speaks Arkansas today announced that Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge will serve as the honorary chair of the 2016 Arkansas Walk Now for Autism Speaks, an inspirational and impactful opportunity to raise money and awareness to help change the future of all those touched by autism. Rutledge’s nephew, Riley, was diagnosed with autism when he was 2 years old. “My sweet nephew, Riley, has been an enormous inspiration to not only me but to so many he comes into contact with,” said Attorney General Rutledge. “His loving and sweet demeanor definitely brings a smile to my face. Like so many, my family celebrates Riley and the future he has. It is an honor to chair this event and play a small part in helping the Autism Speaks organization, which does such great work, advocating for those with autism and giving a voice to those who may not have one.” "This is such a special day for our family and so many others," said Dawn Itzkowitz, Walk Leadership Chair. "It's a reminder to those touched by autism that they are not alone. We are honored to have Attorney General Leslie Rutledge serve as this year's honorary chair, and we appreciate her support of Autism Speaks and the autism community."

Walk Now for Autism Speaks: WHAT: 2016 Arkansas Walk Now for Autism Speaks WHEN: Saturday, October 1, 2016 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. - 5K Race 8:00 a.m. - Walk Registration and Activities 9:15 a.m. - 5K Awards 10:30 a.m. - Walk Ceremonies and Walk WHERE: Clinton Presidential Center 1200 President Clinton Ave. Little Rock, AR 72201 About Autism Speaks Autism Speaks is the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization. It is dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. Autism Speaks was founded in February 2005 by Suzanne and Bob Wright, the grandparents of a child with autism. Mr. Wright is the former vice chairman of General Electric and chief executive officer of NBC and NBC Universal. Since its inception, Autism Speaks has committed more than $525 million to its mission, the majority in science and medical research. Each year Walk Now for Autism Speaks events are held in more than 100 cities across North America. On the global front, Autism Speaks has established partnerships in more than 60 countries on five continents to foster interna-

t i o n a l research, services and awareness. To learn more about Autism Speaks, please visit About Attorney General Leslie Rutledge Leslie Carol Rutledge is the 56th Attorney General of Arkansas. She is the first woman and first Republican in Arkansas history to be elected to the office. Since taking office, she has begun a Mobile Office program, a Military and Veterans Initiative, a Metal Theft Prevention program and a Cooperative Disability Investigations program. She has led efforts to teach Internet safety, combat domestic violence and make the office the top law firm for Arkansans. Rutledge also re-established and co-chairs the National Association of Attorneys General Committee on Agriculture. A native of Batesville, she is a graduate of the University of Arkansas and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law. Rutledge clerked for the Arkansas Court of Appeals, was Deputy Counsel for Gov. Mike Huckabee, served as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in Lonoke County and subsequently was an Attorney at the Department of Human Services before serving as Counsel at the Republican National Committee. Rutledge and her husband, Boyce, have a home in Pulaski County and a farm in Crittenden County.

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