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Considering international adoption?

Considering international adoption?

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark.—Dillon International, Inc., will present a FREE informational meeting on international adoption from 6:00 to7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, at the Dillon International office, 4702 W. Commercial Drive, Suite B-1, in North Little Rock.

A Dillon representative will give an overview of adoption from China, Korea, Haiti, India, Japan and Hong Kong, plus new opportunities in Ghana. Adoption programs in Russia, Ethiopia and Honduras, available through an affiliation with Buckner International, will also be discussed.

For information or a reservation to attend the meeting, please call (501) 791-9300.

Arkansas Guard mourns passing of former adjutant general

Arkansas Guard mourns passing of former adjutant general

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The Arkansas National Guard today mourns the passing of a former adjutant general, Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Charles H. Wilson. General Wilson died the evening of March 7, 2011 at the age of 99. 

General Wilson served as adjutant general from 1967 to 1970.

Visitation is scheduled from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 10 at the Roller-Owens Funeral Home on J.F.K. Boulevard in North Little Rock, Ark. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, March 11 at the Highway Baptist Church on Roundtop Drive in Sherwood, Ark.  Burial will follow at Rest Hills Memorial Park in North Little Rock.

 

The attached biography on Maj. Gen. Wilson is being released on behalf of his Family.

JCA gives awards at annual dinner

JCA gives awards at annual dinner

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Just Communities of Arkansas will bestow the Humanitarian Award to Bobby Roberts, Director of the Central Arkansas Library System, and State Representative Kathy Webb for the work they have done for all Arkansans.

The Annual Dinner will be held on Tuesday, March 8 at the Peabody Grand Ballroom in Little Rock, with a reception at 6:00 p.m. and the dinner and program from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.  The Chair of this year’s event is Nate Coulter.  Tickets are $200 each.  To purchase tickets or a table, contact the JCA office at 501-372-5129, or visit http://www.arkansasjustcommunities.org/ for a printable order form.  The deadline for ordering tickets is Thursday, March 3.

This year’s nominees have consistently demonstrated a commitment to the promotion of respect and understanding among people of diverse racial, ethnic and religious backgrounds.

Sylvan Hills students attend Sharpton event

Sylvan Hills students attend Sharpton event

PINE BLUFF, Ark. - The Gentlemen’s  Club at Sylvan Hills Middle School, which is a group of football players who have at least a grade point average of 2.5 and good behavior, represent the Pulaski County Special School District when they attend the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Wednesday, March 2, as part of the Youth Motivational Task Force Program.

The Sylvan Hills students will attend the keynote speech of Rev. Al Sharpton, who will discuss the theme of the program, which is “A.C.T. with a Sense of Urgency: Accountability, Commitment and Tenacity.”  The students have VIP seats and will be recognized during the program for their attendance.

A short presentation to the students by PCSSD Deputy Superintendent Dr. June Elliott and Mr. Rodney Matheney will take place at 8 a.m. at the school.

Navy captain to speak at UALR

Navy captain to speak at UALR

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Capt. David C. Iglesias, JAGC, U.S. Navy, who served as partial inspiration from the hit film “A Few Good Men,” will speak at the upcoming Arnold Lecture planned for 4:30 p.m. April 26 in the Friday Courtroom at the UALR William H. Bowen School of Law.

Iglesias will discuss “U.S. Military Commissions, Past, Present and Future.” The current team leader and spokesman with the Office of Military Commissions prosecutes Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, war crimes and terrorism cases.

The Arnold Lecture was established by the Bowen School of Law to honor Judge Richard S. Arnold and Judge Morris S. Arnold. Iglesias will be the third lecturer in this series.

Laman Library honors Arkansas author

Laman Library honors Arkansas author

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The William F. Laman Public Library System will host a press conference on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 to announce author Kevin Brockmeier as the recipient of the 2011 Laman Library Writers Fellowship, a grant program to provide up to $10,000 to a different Arkansas author each year. Laman Library established the Laman Library Writers Fellowship in March 2010 to provide grants to Arkansas authors to assist them in the writing and publishing process.

Sylvan Hills player's star on the rise

Sylvan Hills player's star on the rise

SHERWOOD, Ark. - Sylvan Hills High School's 6-foot-5 junior guard Archie Goodwin could pretty much take his pick of any NCAA Divison I school right now - and he's only a junior.

According to ESPN and Yahoo!, Goodwin is one of the top prospects in the recruiting class of 2012, and consistently ranks in the top five in recruiting polls.  

Goodwin is considering several schools, including Arkansas, Missouri, and Kentucky.