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Parental Alienation Awareness Day

The following proclamation was written in 2008. Parental alienation is a terribly  painful situation that leaves one feeling a total lack of control and a sense of helplessness.
Children should be allowed to love both parents and to be loved by both parents without feelings of guilt.
Former Governor Beebe was instrumental in bringing awareness to this chronic issue that plagues thousands of citizens of our state. We must not give up hope. For where there is hope, there are possibilities for change.
Here is the original Declaration of Parental Alienation Awareness Day by then Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe from April 25, 2008:
Declaration of Parental Alienation Awareness Day by Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe
TO ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS COME – GREETINGS:Parental alienation, often found in high-conflict-divorce and custody situations, involves manipulative language used by a parent with a child, which can result in destroying the loving and warm relationship they onceshared with the other parent.
Professionals agree that the problem of parental alienation exists and is damaging to children and the effects can last well into adulthood, with serious consequences.
Behaviors that indicate parental alienation include speaking negatively about a parent to or in front of a child, interfering with communication and visitation between parent and child, and discussing inappropriate information with a child that can destroy the bond between that child and a loving parent.

Parental alienation takes advantage of the suggestibility and dependency of children, depriving them of their right to love and be loved by both parents.

Using alienating tactics with children is confusing, frightening, and robs them of their sense of security.

There are more than 2.4-million divorced North Americans, including the parents of more than one-million children under the age of eighteen, with nearly as many unmarried couples with children separating.

Education and understanding build awareness that children should be allowed to love both parents and feel loved by both parents.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, MIKE BEEBE, Governor of the State of Arkansas, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the laws of the State of Arkansas, do hereby proclaim April 25, 2008, as PARENTAL ALIENATION AWARENESS DAY across the State of Arkansas, and I urge all Arkansans to help raise awareness of the importance of strengthening parent-child relationships and avoiding causing further distress to children caught in the crossfire of people they love.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Arkansas to be affixed this 10th day of April, in the year of our Lord 2008.


Bomb Threat at Crye Leike Realtors

Friday, April 21, 2017

Today at approximately 11:00 a.m., the Hot Springs Police and Fire  Departments responded to a report of a bomb threat in the 1400 block of Central Avenue, specifically at the offices of Crye-Leike Realtors.

The surrounding two-block area was barricaded as HSPD called in the bomb squad as well as the K-9 unit to search the area for explosives.  A thorough search revealed no threat to the offices and employees were allowed back into the location. Northern traffic flow on Central Avenue was opened first followed by the southbound lanes and the adjacent cross streets. Search took about an hour.

The location of this threat is the office of City Director of District 5, Rick Ramick, and has been the site of ongoing protests since April 3rd. Residents have been calling for the resignation of Director Ramick for months.  Arkansas Herald conducted an exclusive investigative expose on February 20th. On this date and several days prior, Ramick was observed coming and going to and from the county residence. On February 20th he was seen rolling his Garland County-issued trash receptacle to the curb at his apparent residence at 158 Paddock Point. Paddock Point is part of Enclave B which was annexed into the city in 2016 but has remained outside of the city limits due to ongoing litigation.

During the last 2016 City Board of Directors meeting in December, the board voted unanimously to annex additional lands, specifically Enclaves C and D. This was met with the same opposition as that of Enclave B resulting in petitions produced to allow a public vote. On March 7th, the board was slated to set a date for public vote but in a turn of events, voted instead to vacate the annexation of Enclaves C and D.

Several city and county residents have voiced concern that Director Ramick is serving illegally as the director of his district. They allege that Ramick voted to annex the area of Enclave B where he resides in the Paddock Point home but that he was ineligible. Ramick contends that he has “dual residency” with a condominium inside the city limits.

No further details of the threat were available but will be reported as soon as they become available.

Youth Community Basketball

Changing The Future Growth Of Our Youth


   WHEN:    Every Tuesday @ 6-8pm

Ages 12-17 & (18 If Still In High School)




   Current Activities:

    Youth After School Basketball Program


To Give The Children Of Our Community A Safe Place To Have     Fun, Express Themselves, & Develop… Future GROWTH For Prosperity…

  For More Information Contact: James Lowery, Executive Director @ (501) 701-4597

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“Personal-Empowerment & Its Relationship With Your Spiritual Transformation Is Key 2 Prosperity”

Garland County Residents Walk Out On Hot Springs City Board Meeting (video)

Great loss comes to the Arkansas Herald family

It is with deep sorrow that we share with our followers the loss of one of our partners at the Arkansas Herald. Nancy Essley died today at CHI St. Vincent in Hot Springs following a brief illness. She leaves behind two daughters, Anna Beaudrie and Leigh Begalske; grandchildren, Johnathan Beaudrie, Aaron Beaudrie, and Lisa Beaudrie, along with a host of friends.

Nancy was always a spark of fun when we all got together. She enjoyed visiting restaurants and new businesses as we filmed “Downtown Now”, commercials and other shows. She was a wealth of knowledge and provided much guidance for all of us. There was no one better when you needing some editing or spelling help.

Funeral arrangements are still pending at this time.