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Bulletin Board — September 18, 2013

FOIA “road show” slates two NWA stops

Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel will join others in a Freedom of Information Act “road show” when it makes a couple of stops in Northwest Arkansas.

The “road show” will visit Fort Smith Thursday, Sept. 26, at 1 p.m. at the Latture Conference Center on the campus of UA-Fort Smith. The next day, Friday, Sept. 27, the session will be repeated beginning at 9 a.m. at the Shewmaker Center on the campus of Northwest Arkansas Community College in Bentonville.

The events, free and open to the public, will provide an overview of the FOIA followed by a panel discussion of the Act in the afternoon involving local attorneys and journalists. Deputy Attorney General Beth Walker and Assistant Attorney General Ryan Owsley will make the presentation after remarks by McDaniel and APA Executive Director Tom Larimer.

The Office of the Attorney General and the Arkansas Press Association co-sponsor the “road show” series.

Space is limited and those attending must pre-register by calling the Arkansas Press Association at 501-374-1500 or email registrations to A blood drive will be held, contact Christy at 479-322-0770. Raffle tickets for a Remington Bolt Action 770 are for sale as well. Donations are also graciously accepted in the store.

Buried Treasure: A Tales of the Crypt Event

There will be a Tales of the Crypt Event titled “Buried Treasure” in the Jenny Lind Cemetery on October 13 from 2 p.m.-5 p.m. Tours will be held every 15 minutes. To get to the cemetery, turn east on Gate Nine Cut Off from Highway 71. The cemetery lies just ahead on the north side of the road. Costumed actors will reenact various moments in the history of Jenny Lind. Tales of the Crypt is sponsored by the South Sebastian County Historical Society.