Area candidates for the Arkansas General Assembly are scheduled to speak Thursday at the Greater Maumelle Chamber of Commerce meeting.

The event starts at 11:30 a.m. at the Country Club of Arkansas, 3 Country Club Circle, in the Country Club of Arkansas’ new event facility, located just to the left of the clubhouse.

Chamber executive director Julianne Cole said the following candidates have confirmed their appearance: Mark Lowery, Kelly Halstead, Steve McNeely, Patti James, John Hout and Doug House.

"This is your chance to ask questions of those who will be representing you in government … you won’t want to miss it," Cole said.

Cost is $15 per person, payable at the event. Members were to have notified chamber officials that they would be attending by Monday.

Cole said chamber officials are expecting a great crowd for the event.

— Bill Lawson