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Arkansas has a rich history in politics and government. Former Arkansas State Senate Chief of Staff Bill “Scoop” Lancaster has authored "Inside the Arkansas Legislature," a book that provides an insider's perspective on state politics. 

Stories include tales of Bill Clinton as governor and president, as well as Mike Beebe during his time in the Senate. There are scores of other stories about colorful characters from the pre-term-limits era.

Bill "Scoop" Lancaster lives in Sheridan, Arkansas. He is the youngest of Joe and Pauline's seven children, all of whom have enjoyed successful careers in writing and business. Bill spent ten years in the newspaper business as an editor, columnist, and reporter and entered the world of politics in 1977, working for a congressman and later the Arkansas House of Representatives. In 1985, he became the Arkansas Senate's first chief of staff and, after twenty-five-plus years at the state capitol, returned home to become director of a museum and resume his writing career. His political endeavors included hosting nationally televised meetings, public speaking, and serving as an election night TV analyst. He has two previously published books, Grant County Scoops and a novel entitled Benchwarmer. He is the father of two children, and he has four grandchildren. He and his wife, Scarlet, reside in Sheridan on the Lancaster family property, where Bill was born in 1946.

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Calendar of Events

COTY, Woodruff Awards

November 18, 2015
11:45 AM to 1:45 PM

Each year, IABC/Arkansas honors communications excellence with the Communicator of the Year (COTY) and John K. Woodruff Award for Lifetime Achievement. This year's COTY winner is Kevin Delaney, with the Museum of Discovery (MOD), and Craig O'Neill, with KTHV, will receive the Woodruff honor. Register here.

Holiday Party

December 10, 2015
5:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Diamond Bear Brewing Company
600 N. Broadway
North Little Rock, AR 72114

Celebrate the holiday season with your IABC friends! Only $15 per person! Register here.

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