This is an extremely busy time. We had a fine Forest Festival and a wonderful Monster Mash On Main.

This is an extremely busy time. We had a fine Forest Festival and a wonderful Monster Mash On Main.
The second USDA inspection of the Gurdon Business Center went well. That project is progressing very nicely and we expect to have a ribbon cutting soon and to offer a one day seminar to benefit business owners this month.
I will be working with Henderson State University Small Business and Technology Development Center to offer this opportunity. We have not yet scheduled the date, but I will surely keep you posted.
Last week I attended a recycling board meeting at West Central Arkansas Planning and Development. Soon we will ship off our trailer of electronic waste to the recycler.
I also attended a Southwest Arkansas Regional Intermodal Authority Board meeting in Fordyce. We discussed many topics, including the Sun Bio project in Gum Springs. We are working diligently on the rail service to and from the plant. Things are moving forward.
At the Fordyce meeting Damon Daniels and I talked about the proposed Gurdon sign at the city gateway of Highway 53 South and Highway 67. The future sign's location will be on Randy Weems property and it will let travelers heading North know that Gurdon has many things to offer including; shopping, dining and diesel services to name a few.
The Gurdon sign is a project of the recently completed Clark County Leadership Class. Damon's wife, Tonya, is a leader on her class's project. I am pleased to say that Daniels pledged $500 to the construction. I am currently working on the design and layout.
On Saturday evening I had the pleasure of co-emceeing the Group Living Gala with Director Yukiko Taylor. There was great food, entertainment and company. The event was well attended and the silent and live auction raised funds for Group Living's important work. It's a joy to be affiliated with such good people who make a positive difference in so many lives and enrich our community at the same time.
This week I will attend an economic development symposium at Henderson State University, a tourism conference at Lake DeGray and will host a University of Arkansas at Little Rock Economic Development Institute meeting.
Things are moving right along, to say the least. Our new AllCare Pharmacy is looking great and should open this month and we are receiving a little more paving from the State Highway Department.
The Gurdon Water and Sewer Department has completed a 400 foot sewer replacement line. The Gurdon Street Department has a full plate. We will begin painting the FUN Park Pavilion and construct picnic tables for the space. I have also asked them to build some soccer goals for the city park field and very soon it will be time for Christmas decorations.