Open up your Wallets Folk
Ten highway projects totaling an estimated $62 million will be on the table Thursday when the Arkansas Highway Commission meets.
The commission will meet during the morning for a business session, followed by a 10:30 a.m. bid-opening session.
The meetings will be held at the state Highway and Transportation Department's headquarters in southwest Little Rock.
Birds, Fish, Crabs and Fireworks??
Authorities are trying desperately to put the Arkansas Alfred Hithcock bird-pocalypse story to rest. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission released a statement yesterday that the “red-winged blackbirds died from blunt force trauma on New Year’s Eve.”
Supposedly the birds were frightened from fireworks sending them “crashing into buildings and other structures after becoming disoriented and panicked”. That is the finding from the National Wildlife Health Center in Madison, WI.
While I am not ready to jump on the train of the government dropping chemical agents over cities to see how it affects people and animals I am inclined to think there is a little more to the story.
For instance just days later the same scenario happened in Louisiana and Kentucky, UNLESS the reverberations from the AMAZING fireworks displays here in Arkansas on New Year’s Eve caused the deaths of those in our neighboring states. But what about the ones in Sweden?
In other, unrelated news,sea life has died in mass in various locations around the globe including , , and .
Don’t Forget the Meeting~
Today at 1pm at the Washington County Farm Bureau office, located at 1165 N. Meadowland Drive (just off Wedington, just west of 540).
They will be discussing employing a streamside protection ordinance. If you do not know what that is I encourage you to read this fact sheet put out by the University of Arkansas Public Policy Center.
This proposed regulation will affect citizen property rights, restrict property owners of activities on their own land, eminent domain seizures, increased tax burden and other financial liabilities.
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