Oct 012016
 

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by Clay Herrmann

1962 Air Force Academy graduate and CH-3C “Jolly Green” pilot Captain Jerry Singleton had only been in Southeast Asia a month when his search, rescue, and recovery craft was shot down in North Vietnam. He had been assigned to the 38th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron based at Udorn Royal Thai AFB, and was on an Air Force rescue mission when the “Jolly Green he was piloting burst into flames. (Air Force Search & Rescue motto is “So Others May Live”). That was November 6, 1965.

Landing in a tree with third degree burns, he evaded apprehension without consuming food or water for 5 days before being captured and incarcerated in the infamous Hao Lo Prison (the “Hanoi Hilton”). He survived prolonged “punishments” and sparse food and water barely adequate to sustain life for seven years, three months, and one day before being finally released by his communist captors on February 12, 1973.

Hear his remarkable story as the 9/30/16 Guest Speaker for the Ouachita Speaker Series
at the Woodlands Auditorium In Hot Springs Village by clicking on the image below:

Read his bio on http://www.pownetwork.org/bios/s/s102.htm.

pow-bracelet
Click on this sentence for an article about Singleton, being sent over a thousand POW bracelets (so far since his return) engraved with his name & date shot down. The bracelets were worn by U.S. citizens to keep awareness of the POW’s plight alive. 

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Sep 082016
 
Doyle Webb at HSV TEA Party

Arkansas Republican Party Chairman Doyle Webb was featured speaker for the monthly luncheon program of Hot Springs Village TEA Party at Charlie’s Pizza Pub on September 6, 2016. He was asked to talk to the audience about issues that currently especially concern him as Arkansas’ Republican Party Chairman, and afterward to take questions from the […]

Sep 032016
 
County Judge Challenger Offers Reward

The reward has not been claimed yet! Come on people! How hard could it be? There is a long line of Garland County Judges previous to the incumbent to reference. They were ALL Democrats, ALL members of the major political party generally most associated with growing the size of government, increasing taxes and fees, and […]

Jul 132016
 

In the place on the online Arkansas Attorney General Attorney Consumer Complaint Form that asks a complainant to “Please explain the circumstances surrounding your complaint”, the following was entered: Arkansas FOIA Violations INFORMATION vs REGULATION Presentation to QC Committee (YouTube video) https://youtu.be/a-cLA7vT9Xs Complainant was told to take down www.garlandcounty.info website. 0:34 – 4:59 (https://youtu.be/a-cLA7vT9Xs) In […]

Conditional Offer

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Jul 012016
 

Letter To Editor (and notice to Garland County Judge Rick Davis, Garland County Republican Party, & Garland County Election Commission) Subject: Conditional Offer To Withdraw From Garland County Judge Race Date: 6/30/2016 Garland County Judge Rick Davis and the Garland County Republican Committee and Party can be spared the expenditure of thousands of dollars, as well as […]

GED Graduation at GC Detention Center

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Jun 302016
 
GED Graduation at GC Detention Center

by Clay Herrmann Six members of the The “Class of 2016 B” donned caps and gowns for their GED (General Educational Development) graduation on June 28, 2016 at the Garland County Detention Center. The honored graduates were Calob Mills, Juan, Santiago, Dokotah Gautreaux, Maria Lamb, Larry Moore, and Day Watson. Eligibility for graduation required that […]

Military Veterans in GC Detention Center

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Jun 242016
 
Military Veterans in GC Detention Center

An interview with military veterans in the Garland County Detention Center was accommodated by Sheriff Mike McCormick on June 23, 2016. Jock McGregor and Jerry Neal of Hot Springs Daily (www.hotspringsdaily.com) sat down with some of the resident military veterans and discussed the facilities pioneering programs with some of the prior-military service personnel currently confined […]

Term Limits, Constables, & Loco Bonita Ranch

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May 042016
 

Tim Jacob  – 2016 Term Limits Petition “The way they gain real power is by attaching themselves to long-term incumbents …” (Tim Jacob speaking of lobbyists and bureaucratic organizations) Tim Jacob addressed the Hot Springs Village TEA Party on May 3, 2016 regarding the current term limit petition applicable to Arkansas legislators. If successful the measure will […]

HSV Town Hall – U.S. Senator Tom Cotton

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Apr 022016
 
HSV Town Hall - U.S. Senator Tom Cotton

U.S. Senator Tom Cotton appeared before a receptive audience at a Town Hall Meeting at the Coronado Community Center in Hot Springs Village, Arkansas on April 1, 2016. Senator Cotton spoke at some length about the “threat of Islamic terrorism” and the threat of the “Islamic State”, before addressing a number of other subjects. The […]

Meet Your Election Commission Chairman!

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Mar 172016
 
Meet Your Election Commission Chairman!

Hot Springs Daily did a video interview with Garland County Election Commission Chairman, Gene Haley, on March 16, 2016. Chairman Haley addressed a number of topics including: An after the Primary Election report. The deadline and the process for an independent or 3rd party candidate to get on the Arkansas ballot for the November 8th […]

Garland County Quorum Court Approves June Special Election

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Mar 152016
 
Garland County Quorum Court Approves June Special Election

by Clay Herrmann In an 11 to 2 vote at the March 14, 2016 meeting of the Garland County legislature, the Quorum Court approved presiding County Judge Rick Davis’ call for a Special Election to be held on June 28, 2016 for a 0.625% county sales tax, to pay off bonds to be issued “in […]

5/8% Sales Tax for MLK Bypass – Committee Hearing & Vote

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Mar 032016
 
5/8% Sales Tax for MLK Bypass - Committee Hearing & Vote

by Clay Herrmann The Public Health, Welfare & Safety Committee of the Garland County Quorum Court met on February 29, 2016. The major issue under consideration was County Judge Rick Davis’ proposal for another “temporary” 5/8% sales tax, this time to raise approximately fifty million dollars. Approximately thirty million would be for cost-sharing with the […]

Feb 262016
 
Imaginary Interview with Sheriff McCormick

by Clay Herrmann Why an imaginary rather than a real interview? In this case it is primarily because I thought an imaginary interview would be much more fun. Hopefully Sheriff McCormick will have a good sense of humor about this, and think so too. With just a few days remaining before the March 1st Primary, […]

HSVPOA BOD January 20, 2016 Meeting

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Jan 212016
 
HSVPOA BOD January 20, 2016 Meeting

by Clay Herrmann The house was packed for the January 20th, 2016 Hot Springs Village Property Owners Association Board of Directors Meeting at the Ponce de Leon Center in Hot Springs Village. HSV Realtors turned out en-masse along with other property owners concerned about an announced intent to impose a new 0.85% of sales price […]

April Fools Day Proposal Not a Joke

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Jan 192016
 
April Fools Day Proposal Not a Joke

by Clay Herrmann  word-of-the-day ra·pa·cious [rəˈpāSHəs] – aggressively greedy or grasping –  – always wanting more money, possessions, etc. –  – wanting more than is needed or deserved – e.g. “Government’s rapacious nature is par for the course.” It was scheduled to take effect April 1, 2016. The Hot Springs Board of Realtors was notified of the […]