Friday, May 18, 2012

Hey Argenta- it has been a while since I posted on the blog, I am not making excuses but life just gets busy, I am sure you know what I am talking about. At the time this blog was started it was because Argenta missed Scott Miller's blog. Of late it has been easier to communicate on Facebook rather than this blog. Facebook is more accessible and you don't have to have a google account in order to post comments. So with convenience and ease in mind I am shutting down the blog for now.
If anyone wishes to take it over, perhaps the next President, I graciously turn it over to you. You can always contact me @: Facebook: Argenta Boosters. My or by calling my home 501-376-1127.

See you on Facebook-
Becky Ragsdale
President of Argenta Boosters

Thursday, March 1, 2012


You have been invited to sign up for "Spring Prep at Vestal Urban Farm." Please click on the link below to view the online sign up sheet.

To sign up, go to:

Tuesday, February 28, 2012


Tales of Strangers in Strange Land

This week, Tales from the South: Dinner and a Show is Tuesday, February 28 at Starving Artist Cafe. 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. Dinner from 5-6:30 p.m., show begins at 7 p.m. Admission is $5, dinner is from our special Tales menu.

This week, our writers show us how, whether it's far away or in our own backyard, sometimes we're a stranger in a strange land. Stories by Lee Cowan, Jaci Manning, and Argenta's own Bob Ragsdale. Music by The Salty Dogs and blues guitarist Mark Simpson. More can be found at

Monday, February 27, 2012

Argenta Community Garden

Enrolling New Members for 2012
For more information, e-mail
Or come to the Boosters meeting Thursday, March 1 at 6 pm

Friday, February 24, 2012

Open House for New Homes in Baring Cross

Join Argenta Community Development for a tour of their new energy efficient, 3bdr, 2 bath homes in NLR's Baring Cross neighborhood 2-4pm on Sunday Feb. 26th. 

Address are: 
 2012 Fort Roots
1400 Parker 
1517 Sycamore 
1609 Sycamore
The homes include many features so check them out on Sunday!

Argenta Community Development Corporation | 401 Main Street | Suite 200 | North Little Rock | AR | 72114 phone number 501-374-0622

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Mardi Gras Argenta Style!

Monday February 20th from 6-9pm at Starving Artist, the Krewe of Barkus will be celebrating their 3rd annual Mardi Gras!
Tickets are $35.00 a person-includes beads, feather mask, photo, & poster. Cajun Buffet by Chef Jason Morell. Entertainment by the Bob Boyd Sounds. Cash Bar.
Purchase tickets @

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Car Break-In's

It has been pointed out to me that a number of residents may not have access to social networking & the computer and consequently may not be aware of the recent car break-in's. Please check with your neighbors; let them know to lock their car doors. I know a lot of people don't lock their cars because of 2 reasons, 1-they don't think they have anything of value to steal & 2- they think this will keep from having their car window broken. The thefts that have occurred have either been from unlocked cars & a thief just trying the doors. Or by a professional that has gained access with a secondary device that unlocked the car & did not trigger the cars alarm systems.
The police were at the last Boosters meeting & strongly encouraged everyone to lock their car doors & call 911 immediately if you witness any suspicious activity.
I want to assure everyone that 2 descriptions have been given to the police. I personally suspect that this is someone that has recently moved into Argenta & will either get caught or move on. There has been talk of  night time patrols by neighbors, if this were to occur please don't do this alone, take a phone, a flashlight & a dog with you. The NLR police have promised to beef up patrols after dark, as well.
Please warn your neighbors & lets get this guy off our streets!! Yes, the descriptions of have been of 2 men.
In this week's issue of Arkansas Business newspaper there's an article about historic preservation and how Argenta is considered a model for communities across the state. The article talks about our progress, and includes some dramatic photographs. The print edition is on newsstands through Sunday. It's also available (minus photos) on the Arkansas Business website. Here's the link:

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Free Prostate Cance Screenings

What Ovarian cancer is to woman, prostate Cancer is to men. So many men go undiagnosed and tend not to voice concerns when symptoms occur so the state of Arkansas is providing a wonderful opportunity to every man in our state, to have a free screening. The test is called a PSA & it is only a simple blood draw. Please come & be screened, and woman tell the men in your life to come out & possibly save their lives.

Feb.21st from 7a.m. until 1p.m.
In the mobile screening unit that will be parked at the foot of the Capitol steps in Little Rock.

If you have any questions call: Lauren Taylor at 501-748-1249 or toll free at 800-338-1383

Wednesday, February 1, 2012


Due to the rash of car burglaries this week end I have cancelled the animal control speaker so we can concentrate on Millage Vote & the police report.  We will invite Animal Control back at a later date. I have sent an email to NLR police to ensure that we have an officer at this meeting. Please come & voice your concerns on all issues.
The People Tree folks will be speaking, along with the Argenta CDC, at our next meeting March 1st.

New Broadway Bridge meeting

 Public involvement meeting on Broadway Bridge Tuesday Feb 7th from 4-7pm. At the Arkansas Transit Assoc. training room @ 620 West Broadway st in NLR

Monday, January 16, 2012

Argenta CDC offer Free Tax Prep Assistance to

households earning $60,000 or less per year

(North Little Rock, Ark.) -- Argenta Community Development Corporation, 401 Main Street, Suite 200, is offering free federal and state income tax filing assistance to joint and individual filers with gross incomes of $60,000 or less. In addition, if eligible, filers can also receive the Earned Income Tax Credit.

Preparation is by appointment only, no walk-ins, and is available between 9:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday beginning Thursday, January 19. If filing jointly, both filers must be present. Filers must bring the following items:

  • Government photo issued ID
  • Social security card(s) for all to be included on return
  • W-2, 1099s or other documentation reflecting all income to be filed
  • Last year's tax return (if available)
  • Deduction and credit info such mortgage interest and daycare information

Electronic filing is available for federal taxes only, in which a refund can be received in about 10 days if using direct deposit. Refund anticipation loans are not offered. Please call 501-374-0622 to make an appointment or email to learn more.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

February 2nd Boosters meeting change

We are changing speakers for the February 2nd Boosters meeting. We had planned to have Argenta CDC speak about Home Ownership but after discussing it with the CDC we felt it more important to address the school board Millage vote & the stray dog issue. We will have a speakers to address both the millage & someone from NLR Animal Shelter about the strays. Please try to attend.
We will have the Argenta CDC speak about Homeownership in March.

Here are the links addressing the school millage vote on Feb.14th.
Vote for the Millage on Feb. 14, 2012

Argenta's Stray Dogs

I have been in touch with NLR Animal Shelter & they have given me some directions for the neighborhood. If you see a pack of dogs or any strays please call Animal Shelter @ 791-8577. If it is after hours the answering machine will pick up & give you an emergency phone number, call that number(its the police) & report the dogs. They will be in touch with the shelter or an officer will pick up the dogs. The police have a key to an emergency kennel & can drop off the dogs.
I was told animal control did patrol the area last evening but did not see any strays. I passed on information that the dogs were seen entering the rail yard north of 7th st. If you have any further questions please feel free to contact me or the Animal Shelter.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Argenta Restaurant Week Begins

January 9-22, 2012, Argenta restaurants roll out some of their best creations in special $8 2-course lunch, and $25 3-course dinner prix fixe menus, along with their regular menus. Extended to two weeks for 2012, the four year old celebration is a bi-annual event that showcases the Argenta Arts District in downtown North Little Rock as a premier dining and arts destination.

Participating restaurants include Cornerstone Pub and Grill, Cregeen's Irish Pub, Reno's Argenta Cafe', Ristorante Capeo, Starving Artist Cafe', Riverfront Steakhouse, Benihana and Argenta Market.