This page contains a Flash digital edition of a book.
AAC F A M I L Y  F R I E N D S » » » » » » » » » » » » » » » » » » » » » » » » » » » » » » » » » » » » » » » » » » » » » » »


John Robinson, warning coordinator meteorologist for the National Weather Service, explains the vari- ous factors that impact notification and warning of a weather event in the state of Arkansas. He described the time line of events concerning the Albert Pike flooding tragedy.


Above: Crittenden County Judge Melton Holt accepts a framed copy of the summer edition of County Lines magazine where his life and recov- ery after a tragic motorcycle accident was chron- icled. Holt was the host judge for the County Judges Association of Arkansas meeting in West memphis in September. Wes Fowler (left), AAC government affairs director, Preston Scroggin, CJAA president, and Chris Villines, AAC execu- tive director, all provided comments thanking Holt for his service. Right: Lindsey Williams, state fire marshal, ex- plains Arkansas law concerning burn bans.


Arkansas Co. judges conduct business at annual fall meeting


Te County Judges Association of Arkansas met for its annual fall meeting in West Memphis in late September and attendees were treated to an appear- ance from the host judge that a year ago seemed to be impossible. Crittenden County Judge Melton Holt, who suf-


fered extensive critical injuries in a motorcycle acci- dent in July 2011 attended Tursday’s meeting wel- coming the judges to his county. He also received a token of appreciation for his service as he decided not to seek re-election. He was met with a standing ova- tion when he was introduced. “It is very nice to be here. Tere were times when


I didn’t think I would be back,” Holt said. “Te Lord is a beautiful thing and if it wasn’t for the Lord, I wouldn’t be here. My family stood by me and I was never alone. I appreciate all of you ... so keep on keep- ing on.” Lindsey Williams, state fire marshal, explained that the county judge is the only entity that can order a burn ban. Williams, who was a volunteer firefighter for 32


Wes Fowler (standing), AAC government relations director, addresses judges in an executive committee meeting while Mark Whitmore (from left), AAC chief legal counsel, Preston Scroggin, CJAA president, and Jeff Phillips, Jackson County Judge, look on.


COUNTY LINES, FALL 2012


years in White County, said the fire code dictates that fireworks can only be sold and set off from June 20 - July 10 and from Dec. 10 - Jan. 5. Joe Fox, state forester with the Arkansas Forestry Commission, told judges that prescribed burning is the single best tool against wildfires and forestry ef- forts saved about 18 million in property last year. David Maxwell, Arkansas Department of Emer- gency Management director, also spoke about emer- gency response and mutual aid agreements.


25


Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29  |  Page 30  |  Page 31  |  Page 32  |  Page 33  |  Page 34  |  Page 35  |  Page 36  |  Page 37  |  Page 38  |  Page 39  |  Page 40  |  Page 41  |  Page 42  |  Page 43  |  Page 44  |  Page 45  |  Page 46  |  Page 47  |  Page 48  |  Page 49  |  Page 50  |  Page 51  |  Page 52  |  Page 53  |  Page 54  |  Page 55  |  Page 56  |  Page 57  |  Page 58  |  Page 59  |  Page 60