Arkansans Say 'Yes' to Charitable Bingo - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Little Rock, AR

Arkansans Say 'Yes' to Charitable Bingo

NOVEMBER 8, 2006 - Posted at 7:51 a.m. CST

 

LITTLE ROCK (AP) _ Voters approved charitable bingo. The measure passed by a two-to-one margin, with two-thirds of Arkansas precincts reporting unofficial returns.

In a state with no lottery, voters decisively supported amending the state constitution to allow charitable bingo and raffles for organizations. Republican Representative Shirley Borhauer of Bella Vista said voters understood the games could raise money for scholarships and other work in their communities.

Borhauer, who sponsored the measure in the Legislature, said ``I think it will give some groups a way to raise some money and allow little old ladies to have a good time.'' Borhauer says she considers herself a little old lady.

Jerry Cox of the Family Council Action Committee, a group that launched a late campaign against the measure, predicted Arkansans will regret approving the measure. The group has concerns that charitable bingo will make it easier for gambling interests to expand in Arkansas.

(Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Gas station manager arrested, accused of selling drugs at store

    Gas station manager arrested, accused of selling drugs at store

    Thursday, March 23 2017 11:56 PM EDT2017-03-24 03:56:38 GMT
    Shane Allen Nelson (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)Shane Allen Nelson (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)

    The manager of a Craighead County gas station was arrested Wednesday afternoon for allegedly selling drugs at the store. 

    The manager of a Craighead County gas station was arrested Wednesday afternoon for allegedly selling drugs at the store. 

  • Second meeting scheduled for Jonesboro walk/bike trails

    Second meeting scheduled for Jonesboro walk/bike trails

    Monday, March 20 2017 11:45 PM EDT2017-03-21 03:45:52 GMT
    Thursday, March 23 2017 11:55 PM EDT2017-03-24 03:55:42 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Six potential pedestrian and bicycle trail projects for Jonesboro were discussed in a meeting Thursday night to give Jonesboro residents input on the project. The meeting took place in the city council chambers.

    Six potential pedestrian and bicycle trail projects for Jonesboro were discussed in a meeting Thursday night to give Jonesboro residents input on the project. The meeting took place in the city council chambers.

  • Man faces commercial burglary, theft charges

    Man faces commercial burglary, theft charges

    Thursday, March 23 2017 10:12 PM EDT2017-03-24 02:12:57 GMT
    Thursday, March 23 2017 11:47 PM EDT2017-03-24 03:47:37 GMT
    Courtley Lloyd Johnson (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office and probable cause affidavit)Courtley Lloyd Johnson (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office and probable cause affidavit)

    The theft of over $5,200 worth of materials from a company has a Craighead County man facing commercial burglary and theft charges, authorities said Thursday. 

    The theft of over $5,200 worth of materials from a company has a Craighead County man facing commercial burglary and theft charges, authorities said Thursday. 

Powered by Frankly