Group gathering signatures for Izard County wet/dry issue

There are 20 comments on the Baxter Bulletin story from Apr 7, 2008, titled Group gathering signatures for Izard County wet/dry issue. In it, Baxter Bulletin reports that:

“So far, we are pleased with our progress and feel confident that we will have sufficient signatures”

HORSESHOE BEND - Proponents of getting a wet/dry issue on Izard County's ballot in November say they've collected 700 petition signatures so far. via Baxter Bulletin

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rebelman

Geneva, AL

#1 Aug 29, 2008
Rumors are they did not get enough signatures.
dummy

United States

#2 Feb 27, 2009
?
jjj

Wichita, KS

#3 May 26, 2009
why not make it a wet county, I have said all these years just look at the money that went across the county line to buy alcohol. I heard the argument that more people would drink if they could easily get it but just look out by peoples trash and see all the alcohol bottles,cans out for the trash and you can''t travel down a back road without seeing beer cans and bottles on side the road so it should be available there, thankfully I live now in a place I can get it 7 days a week if I want it.
jack

United States

#4 Jun 26, 2009
jjj wrote:
why not make it a wet county, I have said all these years just look at the money that went across the county line to buy alcohol. I heard the argument that more people would drink if they could easily get it but just look out by peoples trash and see all the alcohol bottles,cans out for the trash and you can''t travel down a back road without seeing beer cans and bottles on side the road so it should be available there, thankfully I live now in a place I can get it 7 days a week if I want it.
Thats good now you can become an alcoholic without having to drive very far.
Strangely Enough

Meadow Vista, CA

#5 Jul 8, 2009
I'm willing to bet the opponents of this proposed legislation are staunch 'Chr-stians' who mistakenly believe that the consumption of alcohol is a sin.
rooster

Cherokee Village, AR

#6 Dec 15, 2009
well said Strangely enough thats what keeps it from passing every time that and the big wigs in our county govt that want their bible thumping votes
no big deal

Hardy, AR

#7 Dec 15, 2009
i lived in east arkansas in a wet county..city of 10,000. i would have to say that there is just as many drinkers there is there is here...wet, dry. it doesnt matter, its going to be consumed no matter where its bought

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#8 Dec 19, 2009
It is simple. There are a bunch of rednecks around here who want to use drinking as an excuse to act stupid. Izard County at one time was wet, from 1933 until the mid 1940's There was a bar on the square in Melbourne. The only problem was people in the bar was going around harassing people. The lady that owned the Motel (on the site of the Drug store) led the "dry" drive because she got sick of the drunks coming in and harrasing the patrons.

“Magnificently overrated.”

Since: Jan 09

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#9 Dec 23, 2009
Welcome to Amerika... the only post-Victorian, post-Prohibition nation on the face of this Earth.
another thought

Chatsworth, GA

#10 Jan 25, 2010
You might want to look at how many (bars) private clubs are in the county. Should the county go wet, they would lose a lot of income. They like it the way it is.
Phobe

Cherokee Village, AR

#11 Jan 26, 2010
I don't get letting clubs serve liquor where you have to drive there to drink and then drive home. Why not sell liquor so you can drink at home and not be out on the streets drunk. Doesn't make sense.
Just look at the revenue Izard county is losing. I never realized after I became over 50 years old there are still people controlling weather I can buy and drink liquor in the town I want to live in.
Almost Dry

Hardy, AR

#12 Jan 26, 2010
Well, in the bible Jesus turned the water into wine, not purified water. I don't think even Jesus himself seen a problem with the wet dry issue. I am sure there are some who would have an explanation for this but it is written so in the bible. Don't judge but be judged as we all will.

Since: Dec 09

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#13 Jan 27, 2010
It boils down to like I said before. Izard County remains dry, not for religious issues but because of the overgrown rednecks around here.

I would LOVE to be able to go down to a local bar, chill out with my wife with a couple of beers, munch on some bar snacks, etc. Or be able to run down to the local Snappy Mart and pick up a 6 pack.

But the assholes spoil it for us.

The Melbourne VFW at one time served beer to its members. Word got out and then every single old drunk and skank started hanging out there. It got to the point where the VFW had to stop selling beer because of the nonmembers.

It's the same thing with the Talley Ho, Moose and other clubs. Its dark places, with blaring music, filled with skanky crack hos flashing stuff that no one wants to see with their small packaged butthead boyfriend who is trying to pick a fight with everybody in the bar.
Aint Dry

United States

#14 Feb 11, 2010
This county is not dry. Shoot there's a number of places that serve beer and liquer. Some don't even require a membership. The powers that be just don't want a liquer store in the county. They make more money serving it by the drink.
raymon

Russellville, AR

#16 Nov 9, 2010
rooster wrote:
well said Strangely enough thats what keeps it from passing every time that and the big wigs in our county govt that want their bible thumping votes
love that im a bibble thumper
meathead

United States

#17 Nov 10, 2010
all of u functioning alcoholics need to just move to a wet county and shut the hell up.if alcohol is that important to u..MOVE. i have a drink every once in a while, its the drunks that want this county wet and all of the functioning alcholics who drink daily.
Amen

Franklin, AR

#18 Nov 11, 2010
meathead wrote:
all of u functioning alcoholics need to just move to a wet county and shut the hell up.if alcohol is that important to u..MOVE. i have a drink every once in a while, its the drunks that want this county wet and all of the functioning alcholics who drink daily.
Making Izard County a wet county would not change peoples drinking habits. It would only bring revenue back to our county instead of Baxter County or some place in Missouri.
Hunter

Evening Shade, AR

#19 Nov 11, 2010
meathead wrote:
all of u functioning alcoholics need to just move to a wet county and shut the hell up.if alcohol is that important to u..MOVE. i have a drink every once in a while, its the drunks that want this county wet and all of the functioning alcholics who drink daily.
And just WHERE do you buy your liquor that you drink? Is "once in a while" every day or once a week or month?"

I don't even drink but I believe in the rights of others that might like to have a drink "once in a while" like you, to not have to drive to Baxter County or to Missouri State Line to buy it....I don't think that everyone that wants to see Izard County wet is a "functioning alcoholic" anymore than you are......maybe Izard County can go wet and YOU can SHUT the HELL UP and MOVE to a dry county....

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#20 Nov 11, 2010
HSB2112 wrote:
It is simple. There are a bunch of rednecks around here who want to use drinking as an excuse to act stupid. Izard County at one time was wet, from 1933 until the mid 1940's There was a bar on the square in Melbourne. The only problem was people in the bar was going around harassing people. The lady that owned the Motel (on the site of the Drug store) led the "dry" drive because she got sick of the drunks coming in and harrasing the patrons.
Those people you mention are going to act that way booze or not. The worst behavior is usually at these private clubs instead of open bars you can walk in on from the street anyway. Never felt worried going from bar to bar anywhere, but, the private clubs on the other hand were retard central. Possibly because the lack of competition concentrates them in one place instead of spreading them out.
Amen

Franklin, AR

#21 Nov 11, 2010
Even if Izard Co was a wet county all alcoholic beverage outlets would be regulated by ABC.

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