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Clark County

Looking back at the news in Clark County, 2000-2009

December 31st, 2009

Arkadelphia, Ark. -

2000

Arkadelphia city officials and Water Utilities employees moved into the newly constructed Town Hall in November, despite a “few things” that had yet to be finished. The old city hall, adjacent to where Fire Department Station 1 is now, was later torn down.

The veteran memorial was placed on the north lawn of the Clark County Courthouse.

The City of Amity constructed a new City Hall.

Chamber, Alliance in new office

December 30th, 2009

Shawnie Carrier, executive director of the Arkadelphia Regional Economic Development Alliance, left and Connie Nelson, executive director of the Arkadelphia Area Chamber of Commerce, chat with Southern Bancorp employees Carrie Price, third from left, and Carrie Roberson, far right, during an Open House Thursday.

Arkadelphia directors talk audit ‘findings’; pass 2010 budget resolution

December 8th, 2009

Arkadelphia, Ark. -

The Arkadelphia City Board of Directors met with a bare quorum Thursday in Town Hall to discuss “findings” from a recently performed 2007 audit; to consider a resolution for the 2010 budget; and to consider annexing a parcel of land to the city limits.

Directors Don Hager, DeDe Baldwin and Anthony Owen were absent.

Auditors found “compliance issues” with how city officials used accounting practices as spelled out by U.S. Government Auditing Standards, though the city did conform to the Arkansas Code.

City Manager Jimmy Bolt told directors that the city “overall performed very well” with its principles.
The first finding was the “segregation of duties” among city administrators in accounting. Bolt said the city is not able to hire enough employees for certified standards, but responded in a memo to auditors that “offices will segregate the duties … to the extent possible with the current staffing levels.”

Medical clinic gains support in Gurdon

December 7th, 2009

Gurdon, Ark. -

On Tuesday, November 17th, a meeting was held at Dino’s Main Street Café in Arkadelphia, to discuss housing a nurse practitioner in the Gurdon Clinic located on Second Street. At the present time, the Arkadelphia Clinic for Children and Young Adults ran by Dr. Wesley Kluck is using the clinic two – half days a week Monday and Friday.

Shelley Loe, from Southern Bancorp, brought the group together to see what measures might be taken to have a full time nurse practitioner housed in the clinic during the other days of the week.

Committee gives final OK to budget items, addresses jail kitchen problems with sheriff

November 12th, 2009

Arkadelphia, Ark. -

The Clark County Budget and Finance Committee met one last time Tuesday before submitting the county’s 2010 budget to the Quorum Court, revisiting items tentatively approved in recent meetings, talking over a payroll adjustment for county employees and hearing Sheriff David Turner’s comments on recently addressed issues at the fairgrounds.

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