Tuesday, November 30, 2010

First Presbyterian Church

First Pres is safe today following some smoke damage from a smoldering advent candle. Smoke was detected by the folks who rent the studio spaces & were able to respond. As a result of their quick action no further damage occurred & the church is safe today. Way to go guys, you deserve a great big pat on the back, good thing you were there!

The Argenta Holiday Arts Sale

Don't miss the art experience of the season. The Argenta Holiday Arts Sale is approaching. Come join us for an evening of great art, delicious food and drinks, holiday shopping and entertainment. December 8, 5:30 - 9 p.m. at the THEA Foundation, 401 Main Street

Monday, November 29, 2010

Argenta Resident to Host NLR History Book Chat

The public is invited to attend a North Little Rock history book chat with author Cary Bradburn at the Hays Senior Citizens Center on Thursday, December 2 from 10:30 until 11:30 a.m.

In time for holiday gift giving, the North Little Rock History Commission is offering Bradburn's book, "On the Opposite Shore: The Making of North Little Rock," for just $15.00.  Published in 2004, the hardback book is handsomely bound with 288 pages with 160 photographs that tell the story of North Little Rock from its earliest settlers to the modern era and visions for decades to come. 

For more information about the December 2 history exhibit and book chat, contact the North Little Rock History Commission at 371-0755.

Thursday, November 25, 2010


This is Don Chambers dog Blue, I think he is the happiest dog I have ever seen!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


Looking West on 5th st
by the  Trolley barn
Can you believe how perfect this is?
Don & Tom's spectacular crepe myrtles

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Come Hear Holiday Tales & Tunes

Bring the out of town family to the 6th Annual Tales from the South Holiday Show! Tuesday's show features 3 Christmas stories, holiday tunes, and a few surprises. Enjoy a fantastic dinner and be a part of the live audience for internationally-syndicated radio show "Tales from the South," where Southerners bring their true stories to life. This week's storytellers are Lisa Brandom, Amy Manning Burns, and Excy Johnston. Music by the Mockingbird Hillbilly Band and blues guitarist Mark Simpson. Doors open at 5 p.m., band begins at 6 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m. at Starving Artist Cafe, 411 Main Street, Argenta Arts District, North Little Rock. Admission is FREE. Dinner menu offered along with full bar. Call 501-372-7976 for reservations.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Sofa/Vagrant Update

Wanted to update everyone on the great sofa & vagrant caper. Well the wonderful code enforcement folks came by & picked up the dastardly sofas only to have the culprit return with more junk & dumped it in the same spot. Hopefully it will be picked up by Wednesday.
The vagrants it turns out may be associated with a recent meat theft at the Market. Please keep your eyes open & report any suspicious meat thieves you may see wandering the area. At last sighting they were seen approaching an area east of  Main & carrying blue garbage bags that appeared to be filled with meat & leaving a trail of blood. Believe me, my dog Brody picked up the scent quick!
Just as a reminder here is the non-emergency police phone number-758-1234.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

from Kandy Jones

Hey y’all, this is a story I wrote and read last week on Tales From the South Radio Show (NPR). Please enjoy and pass it on…….

Appreciate it and hope it makes you giggle!


Thursday, November 18, 2010

3rd Friday Argenta Artwalk

Don't let cold weather keep you away. Argenta Artists go indoors for 3rd Friday Art Walk, Novermber 19, 5-8 p.m. at 301 Main Street. The artists will be joined by Regeneration Fitness presenting Healing Arts such as chair massage, yoga demonstrations, including office yoga.

Argenta Holiday Home Tour Set

Come enjoy a self guided tour of homes in Argenta! The Junior League of North Little Rock will kick off the tour Friday, November 19, with a Toast of the Tour Gala at the newly renovated E. O. Manees House, from 6-10 p.m. Gala tickets are $50 per person and include one pass for the weekend tour. Tours of the homes will be Saturday, November 20, from noon-6 p.m., Sunday, November 21, noon-5 p.m. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at www.jlnlr.org or by calling 501-372-1436.

Folk singer/songwriter set to play Argenta

Mississippi native Kate Campbell brings her warm songwriting sensibilities to First Presbyterian Church in Argenta Saturday, November 20 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased in advance by calling the church at 501-374-7677. Tickets will also be available at the door.

We are home

Hey Argenta! Bob & I have been in Denver for the past week visiting the sons and are happily back home now. The size of Denver makes one appreciate our wonderful life here in Argenta. We saw pockets of neighborhoods that reminded us of Argenta but not one that would make me want to move out there. We did drive up to Boulder & Estes Park. Boulder is not the same as the last time we were there, corporate commercialism has moved in as the coolness had moved out. Estes is still the same but was blowing cold & snowing during our drive up there. We vow to return when the weather is warmer.
Wanted to update you on a couple of things. I did receive an email regarding public information that we have some sex offenders living in the 300 block of 7th street, here is what I have been sent:

Adam H. DOB 8/4/65
Sexual assault 2nd degree- Mr. H. had sexual contact with an 11 and 7 year old female.
Job- none Vehicle-none
Risk level 2.

Gary S. DOB 8/7/66
Rape- Mr S. engaged in sexual intercourse with an adult female.
Job- none Vehicle-none.
Risk level 2.
I have left off the last names as a matter of legality to this blog. If anyone wants the last names just contact me @:bnbragsdale@comcast.net.
This morning I noticed someone has "dumped" 2 sofas in Bubba's parking lot on 6th. Also saw some vagrants stashing their belongings in the doorway of the old church & taking a very public "whizz" on the tree adjacent the church. The proper authorities were notified along with Bubba's office. If anyone notices folks wandering the neighborhood with large blue bags & publicly exposing themselves here is the "non-emergency" police phone number: 758-1234.
Hope all is well & look forward to a great Thanksgiving.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Thursday Theater at Argenta Library

Come out and enjoy some free entertainment in Argenta! Thursday, November 18th at 6 p.m., the Argenta Branch of the Laman Library is showing "Why Did I Get Married Too?" for Thursday Night Theater this month. 

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Veterans Memorial Unveiling Event

The city of North Little Rock announces the unveiling ceremony for the NLR Veterans Memorial on Veteran's Day, November 11 at 3 p.m. The ceremony will be held in the plaza of the William F. Laman Library System's main library at 2801 Orange Street in North Little Rock.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Debbie Gill

Argenta resident Debbie Gill, who resided at 4th & Willow in the home of Laura Bushman, died yesterday afternoon from results of a tragic car accident. Many of you may have known Debbie when she was an employee at The Argenta Market. No funeral arrangements have been made at the time of this posting.
Our hearts & prayers go out to Debbie's surviving children, the Gill family & Laura Bushman.

Eric Francis

Eric Francis has a wonderful article in this months issue of Living Magazine about the infamous "Turdunken" ( hope I spelled that right). If you get a chance grab & copy & read it, it is too funny. Loads of Argenta wit & a couple of locals are sprinkled among the verbiage. I am so glad you did all that work so now I don't need to bother, just wished I had gotten a chance to taste the darn thing.
Good job Eric, hope to be reading more of your musings in the future!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Dinner & a Show: Tales from the South

Come check out what the buzz is all about! Enjoy a fantastic dinner and be part of the live audience for Internationally-syndicated radio show "Tales from the South," where Southerners bring their own true stories to life. Tuesday, November 9, doors open 5 p.m., dinner 5-7 p.m., show starts 7 p.m. Admission is FREE, dinner menu offered, full bar. Reservations highly recommended, call 501-372-7976. This week's storytellers are Kandy Jones, Amy Gray Light, and Amy Manning Burns. Music by Mockingbird Hillbilly Band and blues guitarist Mark Simpson.


Saturday, November 6, 2010

Boosters K-9 night

NLR police K-9 unit gave Boosters a demonstration of their dog Hector. Wanted to share  photos with everyone. Was a great meeting.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

One more election

Hey guys I know everyone is sick of elections but if you live in Argenta tonight is the night!! I hope everyone got their newsletter telling them about tonight & the NLR K-9 unit coming to Boosters. Hope to see everyone there.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Laman Launches Free Music Downloading Service!!

The Laman Library News Team

      Get your MP3 players charged and ready because now you can download music FOR FREE from our award-winning new website.
     With a new service called Freegal, you can download 3 FREE songs per week if you have a library card with the William F. Laman Public Library System. And after you download the songs, they are yours TO KEEP!

P.S. It's OK if this news makes you want to dance. We did...to some new music, in fact.