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— David Whitaker, an attorney from Fayetteville, spoke at Monday’s Benton County Democratic Women's Club meeting, informing them of his candidacy Whitaker for Congress from Arkansas’ 3rd District. Whitaker told the club his personal history, extensive education and career experiences (military and governmental, domestic and overseas) which he says qualify him to serve as the 3rd District’s congressman.

Whitaker said the incumbent seems to have left many of the citizens in this district feeling under-represented, especially when it comes to transportation improvements. He said there are business opportunities which have not been pursued for the district during these past seven years.

Whitaker announced the launch of his campaign Web site at www. whitakerforcongress. com . HOLIDAY EVENTS

Tour of Homes

The Pea Ridge Tour of Homes, sponsored by the Pea Ridge Historical Society, will be held from 1 to 5 p.m., with the exception of the Walker house — only until 3 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 6.

There are five homes on this year’s tour. Tickets are $5 in advance or $6 at the door, and can be purchased at any of the banks in Pea Ridge, City Hall, the Pea Ridge Historical Museum on Saturdays or at The TIMES office.

For more information, call Mary Durand at 586-5574.

Pea Ridge parade

The Pea Ridge Christmas Parade will be held beginning at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5. To enter, be at Community First Bank in Pea Ridge no later than 5 p.m.

The parade will go from the four-way stop at Slack St. and Curtis Ave. to the four-way stop at Curtis Ave. and Pickens St.

This year’s theme is “Christmas bells are ringing.” For more information, call Linda Kitterman at 451-1363.

Avoca parade

AVOCA — The Avoca Country Christmas Parade, featuring the Rogers Heritage War Eagles marching band, will be held beginning at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, with judging at 5 p.m. sharp at Latham Cabinets.

This year, canned food will be accepted to be donated to the Northwest Arkansas Food Bank. The drop off locations are Sunny and Hair, Latham Cabinets and the Avoca City Hall.

For more information, contact Ronna Smith, 633-8267, Wendy Barnard, 899-8870 or Diane Bowen, 621-5921.

Area, Pages 11 on 11/25/2009

Print Headline: Whitaker to run for Congress

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