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New Arkansas pipeline plans to be outlined


Pipeline experts from the Fayetteville Express Pipeline project plan to provide a project overview and presentation to the North Little Rock Kiwanis.

The meeting starts at noon.

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800 Arkansans have 2009 tax return checks waiting for them

These are federal income tax refund checks that have been mailed out, but returned by the U.S. Postal Service as undeliverable. Almost all are from year 2009 tax return filings.

To receive their undelivered checks, people on the list need only contact the IRS with a current mailing address. This can be accomplished most easily online via the IRS Website.

PCSSD board meets over desegregation funds

A judge ruled Little Rock schools unitary, meaning they have done everything they can to achieve racial balance. Pulaski County and North Little Rock could be next, meaning about $70 million a year will need to be phased out.

Attorney Sam Jones says it's a double edged sword. Jones says until the district is out from desegregation, many changes can't take place.

For example, it will be hard for Jacksonville to form it's own district.


A Royal Night Out for special kids

Community Connections presents A Royal Night Out on Friday,

November 19 at 6:30 p.m. at New Life Church in North Little

Rock. Community Connections is a non-profit organization in Central Arkansas dedicated to providing extra-curricular activities and support for children with special needs and their families.

Programs include soccer, theater, dance, and football for children with disabilities as well as an autism resource center.

A Royal Night Out will be an elegant evening event for both parents and children. Children’s dress for the occasion will include princess, knight, king, & other royal attire. Adult attire will be semi-formal. Kids will be provided their own food and entertainment for a portion of the night.

The event will include dinner, photos, entertainment by our I Can Dancers ACTS Jr.

Golden Corral honoring military with free meal

James Staats with Golden Corral invites anyone who has served or is currently serving in the miliary to come out from 4-9 p.m tonight for a free meal as a special thank you. ID is not required. Golden Corral is located at 5001 Warden Road in North Little Rock. 

Last year's Military Appreciation Monday was a huge success, honoring over 335,000 veterans and active duty military with a free dinner buffet and beverage.

All guests are encouraged to donate to the Disabled American Veterans organization. All proceeds from the Military Appreciation Monday will be used by state and local chapters to assist veterans.

To date, Golden Corral restaurants have provided over 2.5 million free meals and contributed over $4.1 million to the Disabled American Veterans organization.

Please note: Family of military will have to pay for their food. 

CALS celebrates 100 years

In February 1910, J N Heiskell, editor of the Arkansas Gazette, checked out the first book from the new Little Rock Public Library. It had been made possible by an Andrew Carnegie grant of around $88,000.

In the 100 years since, the library has grown to the point where instead of just one library, it's now a system, that encompasses Little Rock, Jacksonville, Sherwood, Maumelle and Perryville. To celebrate, the system is preparing a big party.

Saturday night, the little used 5th floor in the downtown branch will be turned into a party room. To go with the refreshments and music, the big announcement. What authors will be enshrined and memorialized on the walls of the fifth floor reading room.

CALS hosts final book sale of 2010

The Main Library basement, 100 Rock St., is fully stocked with great books, audiobooks, VHS tapes, and a special holiday section for children and adults.

Since Friday, shoppers can purchase $.50 paperback books and $1 hardback books. Don't miss boxes of prepackaged books available for $1, each which contains 25 books.

FOCAL members can shop the Main Library basement from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday and 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Sunday. Non-members can sign up for a membership, which is available at the door.

At River Market Books & Gifts, 120 River Market Avenue, FOCAL members receive 50% off gently read books during the sale. Sale hours for River Market Books & Gifts are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday and 1-5:00 p.m. Sunday.

For more information about the sale, please call 918-3000 or visit www.cals.org.