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Library seeks elders to share "Tales From the South"

Library seeks elders to share "Tales From the South"

By Karen Martin, InArkansas.com

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- "Tales From the South" radio show, in conjunction with "Our Lives, Our Stories: The Greatest Generation" exhibit at the William F. Laman Library, is looking for great true stories from people ages 80 and older.

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Youth Leadership concert benefits Japanese quake victims

Youth Leadership concert benefits Japanese quake victims

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – A concert originally planned as part of the Pulaski County Youth Leadership’s program on discovering self-worth through the arts will now directly benefit relief efforts in Japan. The concert by indie recording artist, Maria Long is scheduled for Saturday, March 19 at 12:45 p.m. at the R.J. Wills Lecture Hall at Pulaski Technical College in North Little Rock. Though this acoustic show is free to the public, the American Red Cross will be on hand to accept donations.

Arkansas Baptist students put in 6,700 hours at 15 charities

Arkansas Baptist students put in 6,700 hours at 15 charities

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Union Rescue Mission spends "Night on the Street"

Union Rescue Mission spends "Night on the Street"

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The Union Rescue Mission (URM) is holding its Fourth Annual Night on the Street to help raise awareness and financial support for programming that touches the lives of  the homeless domestically abused and addicted here in Central Arkansas. URM’s goal is $100,000 and each involved individual will commit to spend the night on the streets, learn about the plight of those the Mission serves and assist in raising resources for the Union Rescue Mission.  Donations can be obtained by contacting friends, colleagues or family to assist in getting the person off the street.  The personal goal of those participating is $1,000.

The event will take place on Thursday, March 17 at the River Market Pavilions from 6 p.m.

NLR Police Athletic League receives $10K grant

NLR Police Athletic League receives $10K grant

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – A check presentation will take place at the Cameron Company, 7200 Interstate 30, in Little Rock on Monday, March 14.

The Corporate Community Service Grant, for $10,000, will be presented to North Little Rock Police Athletic League (PAL) and will help fund PAL activities including Taekwondo, Baseball, Football, Cheerleading and many of the other sports activities that PAL provides at no cost to at-risk children on our communities.

The North Little Rock Police Athletic League was started in 1998 by a group of Officers that wanted to make in difference in the lives of youth in our community.  PAL is based on the strong belief that sports, life skills and activities programs help instill positive social and moral values in our area youth.  If young people are reached early enough in their life journey, they can develop a strong, positive attitude toward law enforcement and with proper guidance, a better chance of a suc

Japan quake relief efforts underway

Japan quake relief efforts underway

The Salvation Army is asking for donations to assist with relief efforts in Japan as a result of the devestating earthquake. There are several ways you can help:
-     Text the words “Japan” or “Quake” to 80888 to make a $10 donation.
-     By phone: 1-800-SAL-ARMY
-     On-line at: http://www.disaster.salvationarmyusa.org/.
-      By mail: Send your check, marked “Japan earthquake relief” to:

The Salvation Army World Service Office
International Relief Fund
PO Box 630728
Baltimore, MD 21263-072800

Walk to defeat ALS

Walk to defeat ALS

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- ALS patients and their friends, families and supporters will Walk to Defeat ALS during the second annual event at Dickey-Stephens Park in North Little Rock on Saturday, April 9, 2011.