Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Dierks Easter egg hunt

I got to go to the Easter egg hunt at Dierks Elementary.This was sponsored by the Dierks Chamber of Commerce,the same people who do the Pine Tree Festival,one of the oldest events in southwest Arkansas.Here are a few of the pictures I took.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

tuesdays' storms

Around 9:00pm Tuesday I was called about flooding on hwy 371 west of Nashville.The report was of a foot of water on the highway.I left home and arrived about 15 minutes later and there was only about 2 to 3 inches of water flowing across the road.The hwy dept arrived and placed warning barrels.I went up county line road north and there were several places where water was over the road.I then traveled down hwy 355 and there were several places that culverts just could not carry the water and water had crossed over the highway.The MS fire dept placed cones at the most dangerous one.I didn't get called any more that night.However there was significant damage to county roads and today I learned of damage to a chicken house in the Dierks area.
This is one of the reasons I want to be your county judge.There are programs to help with the cost of the repair to these roads.I have dealt with these programs and know how they work.The county judge needs to be out and observing the storm damage as soon as possible,and I will be.
We will have storm damages in Howard county in the future.I have dealt with this and want to continue to serve Howard county with the experience I have gained.
If you have any questions or comments please let me know.

Monday, March 3, 2008

severe weather

This morning we had a line of severe thunderstorms move over southern Howard county and a tornado warning was issued.We were fortunate in that damage was slight.Emergency management , and fire depts.were out and about.Thank you guys.This is the first time we have used the new AWIN radios to any extent and they performed well.
I did damage assessment from Tollette to Bright Star and Schaal,and moved a few limbs out of the road.
There is a possibility of snow tonite after all this is Arkansas.
There is a chance of more severe weather later this week so be prepared.
I finalized the order for signs today so we will e getting them out soon.I got to be the first candidate to file today.Later I went out and went door to door for a while.I hope to get the county covered by election.Thanks for every ones support.