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Union Rescue Mission 'Feeding the Multitudes' with Thanksgiving program

Union Rescue Mission 'Feeding the Multitudes' with Thanksgiving program

Little Rock, AR (Union Rescue Mission)-  The Union Rescue Mission plans to distribute approximately 850 Thanksgiving food boxes to low- income families in Central Arkansas on Tuesday, November 26th. 

Families will be referred to the Union Rescue Mission by local schools in the Little Rock area. The last day for families to sign up for food boxes will be Friday, November 15, 2013.  There is enough food in each box to feed a family of four, and families with more than four members will receive more than one box.

The Feeding the Multitude Food Drive is conducted annually by the Union Rescue Mission.  Local churches, schools, and civic organizations collect canned food items, boxed stuffing, cake mixes, and frosting.  More than 50 volunteers will come to the Mission at 1650 East Washington, Saturday, November 23 to help pack the food boxes.

(Source: Union Rescue Mission)

The Arkansas Agriculture Department recognizes century farms across the state

The Arkansas Agriculture Department recognizes century farms across the state

LITTLE ROCK (AAD) – The Arkansas Agriculture Department announced today that 102 Arkansas farms will be designated as Arkansas Century Farms in 2013. Arkansas Century Farm signs and certificates will be presented to owners of the farms at five locations around the state the week of November 18-22.

The Arkansas Century Farm program is a program that recognizes Arkansas’s rich agricultural heritage and honors families who have owned and farmed the same land for at least 100 years. The program is voluntary, places no restrictions on the land, and does not require a fee.

To qualify, farms have to meet the following criteria:

  • The same family must have owned the farm for 100 years by December 31, 2013.
  • The farm must be at least 10 acres of the original land acquisition and make a financial contribution to the overall farm income.

The following Arkansas farms will be awarded a sign and certificate at the following locations:

Dillion International offering international adoption information meeting

Dillion International offering international adoption information meeting

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, ARK.(Dillon International, Inc.) —Dillon International, Inc., will present a FREE informational meeting on intercountry adoption from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013 at the Dillon International office, 4702 W. Commercial Dr., Suite B-1, in North Little Rock.

A Dillon representative will give an overview of adoption from China, Korea, Haiti, India, Hong Kong and Colombia. For information or a reservation to attend the meeting, please call 501-791-9300.       

Founded in 1972, Dillon International is a licensed, non-profit adoption and humanitarian aid agency that is headquartered in Tulsa, Okla., with branch locations in five cities including North Little Rock, Ark. Dillon International is Hague Accredited through the Council on Accreditation to process international adoptions pursuant to the Intercountry Adoption Act of 2000.

Union Rescue Mission 'Feeding the Multitudes' with Thanksgiving program

Union Rescue Mission 'Feeding the Multitudes' with Thanksgiving program

Little Rock, AR (Union Rescue Mission)-  The Union Rescue Mission plans to distribute approximately 850 Thanksgiving food boxes to low- income families in Central Arkansas on Tuesday, November 26th. 

Families will be referred to the Union Rescue Mission by local schools in the Little Rock area. The last day for families to sign up for food boxes will be Friday, November 15, 2013.  There is enough food in each box to feed a family of four, and families with more than four members will receive more than one box.

The Feeding the Multitude Food Drive is conducted annually by the Union Rescue Mission.  Local churches, schools, and civic organizations collect canned food items, boxed stuffing, cake mixes, and frosting.  More than 50 volunteers will come to the Mission at 1650 East Washington, Saturday, November 23 to help pack the food boxes.

(Source: Union Rescue Mission)

Live Salsa Music & More During Latino Food & Music Festival

Live Salsa Music & More During Latino Food & Music Festival

Saturday, September 14, 6-10pm, enjoy a night of delicious Latin food, wonderful atmosphere, live salsa music, and even better company!

Featuring food vendors from Brazil, Argentina, El Salvador, Mexico, Honduras, Bolivia, Columbia & Nicaragua. It all happens at the Argenta Farmers Market Plaza, 520 Main Street, Argenta Arts District, downtown NLR.

ASMSA students improve ACT scores, opposite of state, national trends

ASMSA students improve ACT scores, opposite of state, national trends

HOT SPRINGS — In a year where state and national ACT scores dropped across the board, Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts students improved their scores.

In 2013, ASMSA students received an average composite score of 28.6, according to a report released Wednesday. The average composite score for the state was 20.2, and the national average was 20.9. Both the state and national scores dipped from the previous year. ASMSA’s score rose by almost 2 points.

The ACT is scored on a scale of 1 to 36, with 36 being the highest possible score. Students also receive scores in four individual testing areas, which are combined for the composite score. The individual testing areas are English, mathematics, reading and science.

Thea Paves the Way on September 14

Thea Paves the Way on September 14

To kickstart the 2013-2014 school year, the Thea Foundation’s eighth annual sidewalk chalk event Thea Paves the Way will be held Saturday, September 14, on, as tradition dictates, the front lawn of the William J. Clinton Presidential Library, a scenic backdrop for the creative energy that pervades the site.  

Thea Paves the Way began in 2005 as one of the Thea Foundation’s first outreach events to engage students, teachers, families, community groups, and more in one of the most collaborative art mediums practiced in the classroom and beyond.  Today, the event draws 500+ participants to also enjoy deejayed music and outdoor recreation on the grounds.  

Teachers who register their students as a school group have the chance to win one of two $250 gift certificates to art supplies distributor, Dick Blick Art Materials, through a drawing at the end of the event.