Scott Scope Preparing for Easter- The Scott County Ministerial Alliance invites you to share in our noon luncheons in preparation for Easter. Temple Baptist Church- March 11th To be announced- March 18th St Jude’s Catholic Church- March 25th. Lunch and short devotional will give you ample time to return to work. A basket will be available for a freewill offering to further the mission of the Ministerial Alliance.
Love Without Hypocrisy Paul spent the first eleven chapters explaining the greatness of Christ in relation to the totality of our salvation. Christ’s great work on the cross justified us. Christ living in us brings about our sanctification. We will one day be glorified in and by Christ. Romans 12 begins with the word “therefore” telling us that because of the greatness of the person and work of Christ in saving us, we ought to present ourselves as a living sacrifice to God by being ever increasingly conformed to the image of Christ.
Gate erected by city to prevent trespassers and vandalism gate has recently been erected at the City Transfer Station to prevent vehicle access outside of the regular business hours of operation. In the past few weeks, there has been several instances of illegal dumping of household trash and construction materials in an area previously designated for the collection of yard debris.
State Capitol Week in Review The Senate passed and the governor publicly endorsed legislation to overhaul the state’s system of vocational, technical and occupational education.
Legislative leaders have been working for at least two years on broad changes to how the state offers job training. Currently, students and people in established jobs navigate a mix of courses offered by state agencies, universities and two-year colleges, vocational schools, adult education centers and high schools. Senate Bills 368 and 371 are two of the measures that accomplish the overhaul. After they were approved by the Senate the governor held a press conference in the state Capitol to endorse them and to announce that $15 million for new job training was available from funds at the Arkansas Economic Development Commission.
Arkansas House - Weekly Column from the Arkansas House of Representatives A bill that passed the House this week could implement the first of its kind school safety network in the country. HB1653 is called “A bill to create the school safety act”. It has bi-partisan support with 82 sponsors and passed on the House floor with a vote of 91-0. This act would require that computer programmers working for the state would design an app for every teacher and school employee.Then in the event of an emergency, the teacher would press one button to contact emergency services. This could be used for medical emergencies involving in a student or a school shooting.
Scott County Law Enforcement report The following is a brief summary of Scott County Sheriff’s Department patrol activity between March 11th 2015 and March 17th 2015. All persons arrested are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.
Boys & Girls Club of Scott County seek letters of support for grant The city of Waldron is currently applying for funds through the Arkansas Economic Development Commission's General Assistance program in order to install HVAC (heating, ventilating, and air conditioning) unit in the gymnasium Boys and Girls Club of Scott County. According to Lorlla Wallace, Executive Director of the BGCSC, the gymnasium currently has no HVAC, and the gymnasium is utilized by 80-100 kids daily.
Volunteers conduct Spring Cleanup in Waldron Great American’s Spring Clean-up event took place on March 21 and it was a successful one according to event coordinator, Jim Sher. “We couldn’t find a better morning to pick up trash and recycling items with perfect weather,” stated Sher. He continued, “Within two hours, altogether, 20 volunteers had walked at least 19 miles and collected 24 plus big bags of trash & recycling items. It wasn’t great to pick up that much litter, but we were glad we had cleaned up almost the whole city. We all felt wonderful to be able to come out and help our community. We were sweaty by the day’s end, but we had a sense of pride after this mission.”
House Bill 1781 - Devastating to rural counties if passed; Scott County included “Our legislators are againt it, and I am encouraging the citizens of Scott County to speak to their legislators in regard to the House Bill 1781 which was an act to be entitled, ‘An act to reduce the size of the state highway system; and for other purposes,” stated Scott County Judge James Forbes. According to the proposed bill, the commission, not elected officials, may, with any necessary consent of the proper federal authorities, necessary changed and additions to the roads designated as state highways that is deems proper - with the changes to become immediately upon the filing of a new map as a permanent and official record in the office of the commission.
Great American Clean-up to take place on Saturday, March 21 The Sher Family’s Spring Clean-Up Event on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 10 a.m. in front of the Waldron City Hall. Please call Jim Sher: 479-207-0508 to participate. Every participant will receive a free “ Keep Arkansas Beautiful” T-shirt, and a certificate.