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Celebrate Arkansas' 175th birthday!

Celebrate Arkansas' 175th birthday!

LITTLE ROCK, AR – The Old State House Museum will mark Arkansas’s 175th Birthday with two events on Saturday, June 11, 2011, and Wednesday, June 15, 2011.

Travel Back to 1836

To observe the 175th anniversary of Arkansas statehood, the Old State House Museum and Historic Arkansas Museum are recreating life in 1836 Arkansas with a joint living history event, "175 Years of Arkansas Statehood" on Saturday, June 11, 2011. The fun will begin at the Historic Arkansas Museum with living history demonstrations highlighting everyday life in Little Rock at the time of statehood. Visitor can participate in dancing, military drills, and 18th century chores from 9 am to 12 pm.

At noon event participants and visitors will parade from the Historic Arkansas Museum to the Old State House Museum, where Arkansas’s admission to the union will be commemorated with a 26-gun salute and the raising of a 26-star U.S.

April food pantry activity

April food pantry activity

Food Pantry activity for the Month of April 2011.

Attended Households = 248 with 460 adults and 284 younger than 18 years of age, for a total of 744 individuals supplied with food.

On April 10, our regular monthly feeding Sunday, we fed approximately 75 homeless individuals a breakfast and noon meal.

The need is great and the supply usually runs a little short.  Any donations are appreciated. 

There is a yard sale going on this weekend at Fairfax and Highway 161 North, North Little Rock, at Full Gospel Temple in support of In Your Hands Ministries, Inc.  As the great gospel songs says, "Little is Much When God is In It".  This surely has proven to be the case with this ministry.

 

 

Donations for displaced LRAFB families

Donations for displaced LRAFB families

LITTLE ROCK AFB, Ark. –  Donations are now being accepted to assist Team Little Rock personnel impacted by Monday’s EF-2 tornado that damaged more than 100 homes with nearly two dozen homes completely destroyed. 

Cash, checks, or gift cards to assist with immediate living expenses is the most appreciated way to help. Financial donations to the "LRAFB Good Samaritan Fund" can be made at any First Arkansas Bank and Trust bank, Arkansas Federal Credit Union branch or at the Tornado Assistance Center located at the Thomas Community Activity Center on base.

Families need non-perishable food, furniture, clothing, kitchenwares and children's toys. Donated items may be dropped off at the Arkansas Federal Credit Union branch located at 4848 North Hills Blvd in North Little Rock on the corner of North Hills and Crestwood Road, and the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce located at 200 Dupree Drive at the intersection of Main Street, James Street and Dupree Drive.

Divas Dressing Darlings

Divas Dressing Darlings

Divas Dressing Darlings is an event The Compassion Fashion Project is planning in conjunction with Little Rock Fashion Week and THINK Magazine to benefit the non-profit, Little Dresses for Africa.  We are simply asking guests to please come and bring pillowcases that will then be sewn into little dresses.

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County Youth Agency kicks off public service internship program

County Youth Agency kicks off public service internship program

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - In the summer of 2011, Pulaski County Youth Services will be coordinating its 5th Annual Public Service Internship Program.  This program is designed to be a 6-week, paid, work experience program which helps students gain knowledge, skills, and exposure to careers in non-profit, volunteer, and government work. 

Seventy-five participants will be selected to participate in this summer's program.  Pulaski County Youth Services expects the youth to bring plenty of dedication, energy, and idealism to their work.  Participants will work on substantive projects, develop professional skills, and gain knowledge about the enormous societal impact of public service.

"Through this program, youth will learn valuable lessons about leadership, community service, and how to effectively work with individuals and organizations to build healthy communities," states Charles Mobley, Director for Pulaski County Youth Services.  "We int

Kids just want to be kids!

Kids just want to be kids!

Each week, when we visit the kid’s cancer unit, I am always reminded of one very absolute reality. Kids want to be kids! No matter how sick or how isolated or how confined or how restrained they are. There is an innate desire in them for fun, for laughter, for playing…for the simplicity of childhood. They drag their IV poles with bags of chemo and pain pumps down the hallways at rapid speeds. At times, you will even see them actually trying to ride on their pole…like a scooter or a big wheel. My daughter, Brooke, always did. We even had a song for her IV pole. We would sing, “You get the line and I’ll get the pole and we’ll go fishing at the craw-dad hole, baby.” Brooke would unplug her pole and hop on the bottom rolling brackets as we pushed her up and down the halls. She would even do fancy stunts like lifting one leg or letting go completely while proudly retorting, “Look Mom – no hands!”

Cancer kids amaze me, and this past week at the hospital was no exception.

Kaleidoscope Grief Center's Camp Healing Hearts Set for May 20-21

Kaleidoscope Grief Center's Camp Healing Hearts Set for May 20-21

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Camp Healing Hearts, a FREE grief camp for children and families, will be held May 20-21 at Camp Aldersgate in Little Rock.