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EPA looking to give out grants to address health, environment issues

EPA looking to give out grants to address health, environment issues

UNDATED -- The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6 office in Dallas is accepting grant applications for $100,000 in funding to support projects designed to educate and enable communities to understand and address local health and environmental issues.

These grants are available in Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.

Eligible applicants from non-profit, faith-based and tribal organizations working in the community of the proposed project are encouraged to apply.

EPA Region 6 will award four grants of $25,000 to support projects that address a community's local environmental issues through collaborative partnerships.

Ark. organizations receive 2011 Heritage Grants

Ark. organizations receive 2011 Heritage Grants

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A card game, several original plays and a live radio show, workshops, art exhibits and field trips are among the 17 projects that will receive a total of $50,000 in 2011 Heritage Month grants. Sponsored each year by the Department of Arkansas Heritage, the grants support programs and activities planned for Heritage Month in May. Funded events will reflect this year’s theme, Conflict & Consequence: Commemorating the Civil War. Heritage Month grants are supported each year with $50,000 from the Amendment 75 conservation tax fund.

“As we are marking the 150th anniversary of the outbreak of the Civil War, Heritage Month 2011 allows all Arkansans to revisit this turning point in history,” said Cathie Matthews, DAH executive director. “The Civil War brought four devastating years to our state in terms of human and economic costs, but it also prompted us to experience a new, unified identity as “Americans” afterwards.

URM spends a night on the street to raise awareness

URM spends a night on the street to raise awareness

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. to midnight.   

Financial donations can be mailed to: Union Rescue Mission, Attn: Night on the Street, P.O.

Red Hat Ladies hold anniversary tea

Red Hat Ladies hold anniversary tea

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The Red Hat Ladies will have their Anniversary Tea Friday, April 15 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at the Patrick Henry Hays Senior Center, 401 West Pershing Blvd.

You can purchase tickets at the center for $8. Call (501) 975-4297.

Decorate a basket and wear it as a hat. There will be food, entertainment and prizes.

For information call Queen Faith Burke (501) 753-8672.

Boys & Girls Club inducts 3 into Hall of Fame

Boys & Girls Club inducts 3 into Hall of Fame

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – For over 26 years the Boys and Girls Club have recognized former members who have grown up to become leaders in our community. Named after Jim Wetherington, the Director of the North Little Rock Boys and Girls Club for over 30 years, the Hall of Fame Banquet recognizes three such members annually.

The Jim Wetherington Hall of Fame Banquet will be held on March 10, 2011 at the Wyndham Hotel in North Little, Arkansas.

This years recipients for the Hall of Fame will be Walt Coleman, Basil Hicks and Bobby Vint.

Please join us in this celebration of the Boys and Girls Club successful programs by honoring these former members.

For ticket information please call 501-666-8816 or click link to purchase tickets online. https://secureonlinegiving.com/events/site/items.asp?eventID=521

Pulaski County youth get cookin' for charity

Pulaski County youth get cookin' for charity

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – On Saturday, Feb. 19, students from the Pulaski County Youth Leadership Institute will be preparing 400 Pasta Dinners to donate to the Union Rescue Mission’s Nehemiah House Drug and Alcohol Recovery Program.

This activity is part of the Kids Cookin’ for a Cause program sponsored by "Kids Cook!".

This opportunity presents a two-fold lesson to the Youth Leadership participants; the students not only get to learn how to prepare a nutritious meal, but they will also be learning about their February topic of Addiction. The students will learn about how addiction affects the brain, how to prevent addiction, and have the opportunity to support others who are trying to overcome addiction. This is one component of the year-long Youth Leadership Institute for ninth and tenth grade students; the program aims to develop a future leadership base for Pulaski County.

This will program will take place from 10:00a.m.-2:00p.m.

Arkansas soldiers get formal sendoff before deployment

Arkansas soldiers get formal sendoff before deployment

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Approximately 130 soldiers with the Arkansas National Guard's 77th Theater Aviation Brigade will be honored with a sendoff ceremony in preparation for deployment to Iraq in support of Operation New Dawn.

The unit will depart the state this weekend en route to Fort Hood, Texas for mobilization training.

The unit's sendoff ceremony will take place at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 17. The unit departs at 8 a.m. the following Sunday.

The unit will conduct a brief training period at Fort Hood prior to deploying overseas.