Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Why Jeff Koenig quit the mayoral race


Koenig drops mayoral bid

Northwest Arkansas Times

Posted on Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Jeff Koenig has ended his candidacy to become Fayetteville’s mayor due to a non-life-threatening, health-related issue, according to a statement issued Tuesday from his campaign.

Koenig’s assistant campaign manager, Katherine Skordal, confirmed the decision. She said Koenig was out of town Tuesday and unavailable for comment.

In the release, Koenig said he decided not to seek office at this time after consulting with his doctor, and instead will concentrate on recovering.

The statement did not provide any details about the ailment that prompted Koenig's decision.

Read tomorrow's Northwest Arkansas Times for all the details on this story!

Or read The Morning News

Morning news says Koenig abandons race to be Fayetteville mayor

Friday, April 25, 2008

Monday, April 21, 2008

Senior Center, Meals on Wheels fund-raiser needs you Wednesday night

Please click on image to ENLARGE.

The group who got the contract a couple of years to manage the Senior Center are in need of help to raise money for the senior center.

The center manager has collected some really nice items for a silent auction and the music is guaranteed to please. Almost everyone is a potential beneficiary of Meals on Wheels and the grand Senior Activity Center in south Fayetteville.

Photo set from Sunday's Earth Day Celebration at World Peace Wetland Prairie will grow until complete

Please see first 33 photos in set of

Earth Day 2008 photos from World Peace Wetland Prairie
and return later to see more!

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Please volunteer April 19 to help give away oak trees in Fayetteville and Rogers

From Dina Nash of the Arkansas Sierra Club:
The Arkansas Forestry Commission asked if the Sierra Club would like to do a tree give-away project: They have 50,000 extra 3-foot-tall oak trees (Willow oaks, Water oaks, Shumard oaks, and Pin oaks) and they'd like to give them away.  I said yes, and we very much need your members to volunteer some hours to help take these little trees out of the paper bundle of 100 trees, put 1 or 2 in a bag, tape the top of the bag with masking tape, and give them to people who will promise to water them once or twice a week for several months so they will get a good start.

So if you have 3 or more hours to help give away trees to help global warming, please email or call me ASAP, so I can plan who'll be there to take care of the give-away table:

    Location:  Wal-Mart on Mall Drive at Joyce Street, a block west of College.
                   Near the Garden Center
                   10 AM-4 PM  (3 hour shifts, 10-1 and 1-4, or the whole 6 hours)
                   Three people per shift, some bagging, some taping, and some
                     handing out trees and putting the planting info sheet with them

                   An easy way to green up some bare places you may know of, too.
                   Take some home to your yard, church, school, or farm!  Give some
                   to neighbors who lost a tree in a storm, etc.
There are also openings at the Rogers Wal-Mart on Walnut Street on the l9th!!
Thanks so much for making this a success: please call me at 530-8328 My cell phone is in the 479 area code so Fayetteville friends don't need to make a long-distance call to reach me in Little Rock.  Or you can email me at .

Dina Nash, Vice Pres. Central AR Sierra Club
Little Rock

If you can't reach Dina, you may call Aubrey Shepherd at 479-444-6072 for information. You need not be a Sierra Club member to participate.

Saturday, April 5, 2008