Thursday, February 24, 2011

It’s time for Mardi Gras in Argenta!!

You and as many friends as you care to party with are invited to attend the:

Krewe of Barkus Mardi Gras Party

See attached flier for details!
Cash Bar

Seating is limited.
To attend, you must order tickets from:

Monday, February 21, 2011

another occurance....

It has been reported to me that another disturbing event occurred over the week-end in the ally off the 300 block of 5th. It appears someone threw a rock (or something equally as heavy) through a rear window of a resident's home, as they were sleeping, in the early morning hours on Saturday. Police were called but no one was apprehended.
This is the second such episode in a less than a week and both incidents occurred off the ally between 4th and 5th. Please let me know if you have seen anything suspicious or you are having lighting issues in your ally area. In the near future, we will be taking an early evening walking inventory of street lights, in order to report them to the city. 
If you have concerns or have a street light that is out, please contact me @

 Spring is upon us and the warm weather may stir up mischief, so please be diligent, lock your doors, make sure you shut your windows and lock them before leaving, bring the dog inside, get an alarm if you don't all ready have one and then set it.
I am not advocating you live in paranoia but do try to watch out for unusual activites, like cars driving slowly by as if to be cruising, look after your neighbors property-call the police if you suspect something is not right.  If you are not comfortable calling 911 here is the NLR Police nonemergency number 758-1234.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Argenta Crime Alert. This from the 300 block of W 7th Street

From Scott Miller: (this was copied from Facebook)

Someone tried to kick in my back door around noon today (Thursday) when I was gone. I have exterior alarm and it went off and scared them off. Police came. Door jamb messed up but can still lock my door with deadbolt. Be careful. I was lucky. Policeman asked me if I ha...d a taser and I said "Well, I have a gun." And he said, "That will work."

If anyone has had similar problems let me know, it may be time for another visit to Boosters from Lt.Tyree.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Don't Miss 3rd Friday Art Walk

This coming Friday 

Shake that cabin fever and come to Argenta 3rd Friday Art Walk this Friday! 3rd Friday Art Walk is held the 3rd Friday of each month from 5-8 p.m. "Art Inside Unexpected Places" can be found in the art galleries and shops along Main and Maple Streets. For details or to display your artwork, please call 501-786-2324 or visit

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Flowers for sale!

These beautiful flowers are for sale to area residents. The yellow Violas once planted will last until June or July. The Dianethus  are a semi-perennial and can last up to 18months. The flowers come in 3" pots, 18 pots to a flat, and a flat cost $8.00. If you are interested in purchasing a flat of these beautiful flowers  please contact Don Chambers at  786-2324.

Clinton, Steenburgen headline ACT Opener

ACT logo

Former President Bill Clinton and Academy Award-winning actress Mary Steenburgen will headline the opening of the Argenta Community Theater on Feb. 17-19 in the Argenta Arts District of downtown North Little Rock.
Clinton and Steenburgen are to attend a Feb. 19 fundraising dinner in an outdoor tent to be set up in a parking lot across from the $2.8 million nonprofit theater at 405 Main St.Tickets to the dinner are $150 each or $1,500 for a table of 10. Organizers hope the event draws 500-600 people. Main Street, between Fourth and Fifth streets, will be closed off for the Saturday event. Call 501-353-1443 for more information.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Change of deadline!

If you read my earlier post regarding the fund raising effort for Tayler Lee you will remember the deadline for the T.V. drawing was Feb.20th. Tayler has decided to extend the time in which  to purcahse tickets so they have pushed up the drawing to April 1st. You will now have more time to purchase tickets, help Tayler & possibly win a new 42" Flat screen T.V. Please see contact info as listed below & Good Luck!
Argenta residents Linda, and her son Broderick, Alexander have a family member that is trying to raise funds for a “People to People International Exchange Program” for student ambassadorship to Australia in 2011.

Linda’s granddaughter, Tayler Lee, is a 9th grader at Clarendon high School in Clarendon, AR. Tayler is very excited and optimistic about this life changing opportunity. The individuals selected for this program must be strong of character and academically sound.

One of the conditions of the program is that the candidate has to raise funds for her trip and Tayler is currently seeking financial sponsors. To help her reach her goal Tayler’s church members have donated a 42” Flat Screen T.V. for raffle. The tickets are $2.00 each or a booklet for $20.00. The drawing is now April 1st. If anyone is interested in purchasing these tickets please contact me, Becky Ragsdale @ 376-1127. For further information, sponsorships or just for tickets contact Tayler’s parents at (870) 372-0234.

Please consider helping this Argenta resident’s grandchild fulfill her dream.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

"It's awonderful Life in Argenta"

We ventured out yesterday & took some Main Street shots. The one looking down Main st reminded me of "It's a Wonderful Life". Hope everyone is safe & enjoying the snow. If you have any memorable shots email them to me @

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Argenta Boosters Union Pacific Tour

We had a great time at Union Pacific, as you can tell by all the smiles! Thanks Jerry Colburn for all the great photos! Thank you Tom Franklin & all the folks at Union Pacific.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Crush Wine Bar

Monday, Feb 7th
5:30 - 7:30
The  wines of France 

5 wines

Thursday, February 3, 2011


 Another cold one for the State today, we will see afternoon highs in the lower 30's again. Tonight will be mostly cloudy and cold, southern portions of the State could see snow move in by the early morning hours. Tomorrow will be a another cold one, with a good chance of seeing more snow in the Metro area, we could see a tract to one inch in Little Rock by tomorrow night.

Chief Mike Francis

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Free Prostate Cancer Screening & Educational Event

PSA Only
(Blood Draw Only)

February 8th, 2011
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Mobile Screening Unit
Arkansas State Capitol
Little Rock, AR

The Mobile Screening Unit will be parked
out in front of the Capitol.

Open to: Government Officials,
State Employees & General Public

For Questions, call:
Lauren Talbot at (501) 748-1205

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Certified Arkansas Farmers Market Farm to Chef Member

The Argenta Certified Arkansas Farmers Market will RE-Open early April at 6th and Main in the Argenta Arts District of downtown North Little Rock, Arkansas.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Tales from the South

"Tales from the South"     

      Come hear some great stories and be part of our live audience every Tuesday night for internationally-syndicated radio show "Tales from the South," a program of the William F. Laman Public Library System. We feature everyday people telling their own true stories, and the night includes dinner and live music. The show airs locally every Thursday night at 7pm on FM89.1. For more information, visit

When: Tuesdays at 5pm