Page 4A - - THE SPECTATOR, Ozark, Ark.

, Wednesday, January 14, 2015

My thoughts for the new year

Rolling River
Red Hat Chapter News

by Clydene Overbey

Ozark Schools
I hope all of you are staying in during this cold snap
we’re having. I got up Sunday morning to an icy carport and patio, so I decided
to stay in all day long. Stay
warm and stay safe.
We had a nice crowd at
the newly opened Red
Rooster on Thursday.
Speaking of crowds, parking
places were hard to find, but
we settled in and had time to
hold our meeting. The food
was very good. We welcome
the new establishment to
Ozark and wish them luck
with their new business.
Those ladies attending
were Mary Frances Gilmer,
Mary Darter, Susan Oliver,
Bernie Hubler, Lynda
Harrington, Deloris Alberty,
Sarah Holland, Darrell
Heinrichs, Fay Pesterfield, Jo
Eveld and Kathy Palmer.
A trip to the Rogers area
Women’s Expo was discussed and planned for this
past Saturday. Several
events were discussed and
placed on hold until warmer
weather such as the following. The trip to Winrock Park
will have to be a spur of the
moment thing and will take
care of reservations. The tea
is always held the first Saturday in December. Bernie is
working with some menu
ideas. We are in the planning stages and have a site
in mind. More information
will be forthcoming on this


The Spectator’s
deadline for all
news and advertising is Monday
12 noon.

Dogwood Tour at
Contran is usually held in
early May. We’ll make reservations in plenty of time.
There is a cave walk we want
to check out. We always enjoy these tours and we look
forward to this one, as well.
Kathy Palmer told me
there was one vehicle driving to Rogers on Saturday
for the Women’s Expo.
Those lovely ladies going
were Jo Eveld, Fay Pesterfield, Kathy Palmer and
her daughter, Kristen. They
had a very good lunch at
Steak and Shake and were
home by 2 p.m. Jerry
Springer was the star attraction and was available for autographs and photos. A
good time was had by all.
Kathy has posted this
information concerning the
evening of “Dancing With
The Pros.” If you desire to
sit together as a group, you
are to contact her by phone
this Friday (the deadline), or
post on facebook your intentions by that day, or you
are on your own for this
The same goes for
“Seven Brides for Seven
Brothers.” Post whether you
desire to go as a group as
soon as you read this or call
her so reservations can be
made, otherwise, you are on
your own for this event, as
Next month’s lunch is to
be Feb. 12 at PJ’s Pizza Pro
at 11:30 a.m. You will need to
bring your bunco prizes if
you wish to play.
Red hats to you until we
meet again and remember, red
hatters do matter!
- - Deloris Alberty,
mistress of media

City of Ozark, Arkansas
Financial Statement Jan. 1, 2014 - Dec. 31, 2014
Balance Jan. 1, 2014
Cash Receipts:
State Revenues
Franklin Co. Taxes
Sales Tax
Fines, Forfeitures & Costs
Franchise Fees
Hospital Tax
Cemetery Lots & Openings
Total Receipts
Total General Fund Available
*Administrative Dept.
Senior Center Operations
Other Services & Charges
Police Department
Total Expenditures
Balance General Fund Dec. 31, 2014

$ 274,108.20
$ 60,431.35
$ 264,324.57
$ 832,580.05
$ 69,208.33
$ 251,942.01
$ 372,675.88
$ 21,975.00
$2, 994,760.11
$ 46,741.00
$ 79,781.75
$ 632,860.39

Balance Jan. 1, 2014
Cash Receipts:
State Revenues
Franklin Co. Taxes
Total Street Revenues
Total Street Fund Available





Cemetery Operations
City Parks Operations
Other Services & Charges
Total Expenditures
Balance Street Fund Dec. 31, 2014

$ 24,798.73
$ 440,271.83
$ 466,334.64
$ 29,787.02

Balance Jan. 1, 2014
Cash Receipts:
Franklin Co. Taxes
Transfers In
Total Fire Dept. Revenues
Total Fire Fund Available

$ 165,000.00
$ 171,872.85
$ 177,280.59

Station Mntc. & Repairs
Equipment & Tools
Other Services & Charges
Total Expenditures
Balance Fire Dept. Fund Dec. 31, 2014
Total Fire Dept. Fund Available

$ 21,112.54
$ 144,242.56
$ 171,401.73
$ 116,623.15


Type of Debt
Short term financing obligations/Fire Vehicle $
Short term financing obligations/Fire Vehicle $



Other Fund Balances 2014 Beg. Bal. 2014 Ending Bal. 2014
Act 833 Checking
$ 8,785.13
$ 27,795.30
Ad. & Promotion Checking
$ 124,451.40
Ark. LOPFI Checking
$ 4,381.73
$ 2,634.67
Court Automation Checking
$ 76,677.62
Criminal Justice Checking
$ 99,487.24
$ 88,827.85
Firemen’s Pension Checking
$ 26,210.75
$ 25,450.82
Hospital Tax Funding Checking $234,846.69
River Front Dev. Proj. Checking $119,519.56
$ 181,632.21
Bank of Ozark General Fund CDs $
$ 750,000.00
Arvest CD’s
$ 250,000.00
Animal Advocacy CD
$ 9,898.91
$ 9,991.70
All financial records for the City of Ozark, Arkansas are
public records and are open for public inspection during regular business hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through
Friday, at City Hall in Ozark, Arkansas.
If the record is in active use or in storage and, therefore,
not available at the time a citizen asks to examine it, the custodian shall certify this fact in writing to the applicant and set a
date and hour within (3) days at which time the record will be
available for inspection and copying.
Sonya Eveld, city clerk

Staff Development Day
No Students
Salisbury Steak, Cream
Potatoes/Gravy, Sweet Peas,
Orange Wedges, Hot Roll,
Hot Dog, Baked Beans,
Corn-On-The-Cob, Fruit
Cobbler, Milk.
Pizza, Broccoli/Carrots/
Dip, Potato Salad, Fruit, Garlic Bread, Milk.
Turkey Sandwich, Baked
Fries, Lettuce, Tomato, Pickles, Spicy Apples, Milk.
Chicken Spaghetti,
Cooked Carrots, Lettuce &
Tomato Salad, Gelatin/Fruit,
Middle School/ Jr. High
Spaghetti/Meat Sauce,
Green Beans, Salad, Fruit,
Garlic Bread, Milk.
High School
Turkey & Cheese Wrap
Or Turkey & Cheese Sandwich, French Fries, Fruit,

MulberryPleasant View
Chili Frito Pie, Pinto
Beans, Tossed Salad, Apple
Crisp, Milk.
Pizza, Tossed Salad,
Corn, Fresh Oranges, Milk.
Chicken Fried Steak,
Mashed Potatoes, Green
Beans, Hot Roll, Pears, Milk.
Chicken Quesadilla,
Mexican Corn, Refried
Beans, Salsa, Peaches, Milk.
Hamburgers, French
Fries, Lettuce, Tomato,
Pickle, Applesauce, Milk.

Westside Schools
Chicken Strips, Quick
Baked Potato, Carrot & Raisin Salad, Grapes, Roll, Milk.
Pepperoni Pizza, Tossed

Salad, Assorted Fresh Fruit,
Banana Bread, Country
Blend Vegetables, Milk.
Beef Taco, Refried Beans,
Lettuce, Tomato, Salsa,
Apple, Whole Grain Oatmeal
Cookie, Milk.
Spaghetti With Meat
Sauce, Seasoned Green
Beans, Tossed Salad, Pineapple Chunks, Garlic Bread,
BBQ Pulled Pork, Baked
Beans, Coleslaw, Sliced
Peaches, Milk.

County Line School
Professional Development
No Classes
Chicken Strips, Macaroni & Cheese, English Peas,
Tossed Salad, Strawberries,
Mini Corn Dogs, Oven
Fries, Baked Beans, Coleslaw, Fresh Fruit, Milk.
Chicken Spaghetti, Seasoned Green Beans, Tossed
Salad, Pineapple, Whole
Wheat Roll, Milk.
Chicken Fried Steak,
Mashed Potatoes/Gravy,
Steamed Broccoli, Assorted
Fresh Fruit, Whole Wheat
Roll, Milk.

Marathon features
cold weather foods
Conway (AETN) –
When the temperature
drops outside, only the
yummiest comfort food will
make you feel warm inside.
Today’s menu consists
of Macaroni and Cheese,
Split Pea and Ham Soup,
Lamb and Black Bean Chili,
and Chicken Pot Pie.
Julia Child, Jacques
Pepin and Mary Anne
Esposito are among our
Create chefs that will make
incredible dishes to feed
your body and soul. Tune
in for the Weekend Marathon on AETN-2 Create at
6 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, or
11 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 18

This is a new year, the
time to look back over the
past months and think about
our life and how we have
lived it. We will undoubtedly
regret some things we did
and wish we had done
things differently.
As we age we need to try
to have fewer regrets and
distance ourselves from
those who bring us down or
constantly criticize or judge
us. Remember, only God can
judge. He is our creator,
whether you believe that or
not, this is my belief and this
is my blog so I will go on.
When this life is said and
done, only He is the judge.
If someone has done
something to you in 2014
that has caused you to feel
hurt, your choices are to let
it go and go on with your
life, to let it fester or to forgive. A wrong against you
is very hard to forgive and
forget. I may be wrong, but
I think if I haven’t forgotten
it then I haven’t really forgiven and moved on. Of
course, if someone is constantly being judgmental
and elevating themselves to
the “know all, be all” then
one must just dismiss that
person from their lives.
In our lives we will meet
those we admire, those who
call attention to themselves
by being dramatic about every little teeny thing that
occurs. That isn’t going to
change. Without being too
wordy here I will only say,
move on. Cut the strings to
those kinds of people and
just pray for them. They
probably will never understand because they will always find themselves as the
“wronged” and they will always use that to draw attention to themselves and their
Why do some people
live to be quite old and others are only here on this

earth a short time? I have to
wonder that but I am fairly
sure that God has some sort
of plan in mind for those he
takes early. I think, in fact,
that he put them here “on
loan” to impact other
peoples’ lives and make us
take note. I don’t know why,
but it isn’t my plan and even
though it hurts so deeply it
is not my plan, it is His.
Looking to the future and
trying to be positive won’t
always be possible, but you
must do your best. When
things go badly for you, remember that others are probably going through some
bad times too. Our past has
probably shaped us into
who we are, but that doesn’t
mean our future can’t be a
good one. When bad things
happen to us, we must try to
use that as a learning tool,
as best we can, and go on
with life.
As we age it seems that
many things have to change.
Our age changes our life
style and there is nothing we
can do to stop aging.
Things are slower and sometimes painful. Life may not
be the party you hoped for,
but while you are here, you
might as well enjoy each day
and make it count for something.
To the ones who have
told me how much you enjoy my articles, I thank you
so very much. You have
helped me to keep going
when I’ve wanted to quit. I
can’t name you all, but you
will know who you are. You
are appreciated.
Colossians 3:16 - Let the
word of Christ dwell in you
richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one
another in psalms and
hymns and spiritual songs,
singing with grace in your
hearts to the Lord.
James 5:13 - Is any
among you afflicted? Let
him pray. Is any merry? Let
him sing psalms.

Presents the 68th Annual

Ozark Area Chamber of Commerce
Awards Banquet
“Together For Tomorrow”
Saturday, February 7, 2015
St. Mary’s Lawrence Hall, Altus
In 200 words or less, nominate the businesses or
individuals that have contributed to our community in a
positive manner in the past year. You do not have to
submit a nomination for each category but we do ask
that you provide specific reasons why you nominated a
certain business/organization or individuals.
Submit your nominations to the Ozark Area Chamber of Commerce office located at 300 West Commercial Street, Ozark, no later than 5 p.m. on January 27th,
Nominations without supporting explanations will not
be accepted. Nominations that are mailed must be received before the deadline on January 27th, no matter
what the postmark is.
Nomination Categories
Small Business of the Year
Criteria: Membership in the Chamber, less than 25
employees, a for-profit enterprise, overall success of
the business and evidence of contributions made to
the community should be considered as well.
Large Business of the Year
Criteria: Membership in the Chamber, more than 25
employees, a for-profit enterprise, overall success of
the business and evidence of contributions made to
the community should be considered as well.
Volunteer of the Year
Criteria: An individual that has made a significant contribution to the Ozark Area Community and the Chamber
of Commerce through community outreach, support of
social programs or volunteer efforts that impact the
Ozark Area in a positive manner.
Public Servant of the Year
Criteria: An individual that is a member of Police, EMT,
Fire, First Responder, Public Service Facilities or Political Office.
Youth Community Volunteer of the Year
Criteria: A student who has given of their time and talents for the Ozark Area through public service while volunteering.
Event of the Year
Criteria: An event in Franklin County that you have attended and the event had a positive impact to the Ozark
Area through the attendance or marketing or economic
impact of the event could be considered for nomination
such as County Fair, Festivals, Parades, etc.
Lifetime Achievement
Criteria: An individual that has made a significant contribution to the Ozark Area Community and the Chamber
of Commerce over many years of personal investment
through community outreach, support of social programs or volunteer efforts that impact the Ozark Area in
a positive manner.