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SPCA to break ground on shelter

SPCA to break ground on shelter

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Central Arkansas SPCA will be holding an official groundbreaking for our new 4000-square foot animal shelter on Friday, Sept. 23 at 1 pm.

We have assisted and will continue to assist with disaster relief and animal cruelty issues statewide. Our shelter will be located in Faulkner County but  want to assist other counties as well that have no county shelters, starting with the Central Arkansas area and expanding as funds allow.

As you know it takes money to operate. We can build a shelter but can't open without support from the public. We need funds, fosters and volunteers. We want to make a difference to the abused, neglected and unwanted pets in our state but can't do it without your help. We appreciate anything that you can do to help us.

Donations can be mailed to P.O.

Ms. Magazine reaches out to Central Arkansas Women's Shelter

Ms. Magazine reaches out to Central Arkansas Women's Shelter

The ultra female super publication, Ms. Magazine (http://msmagazine.com/), has reached out to The Women's Shelter of Central Arkansas (http://www.conwaywomensshelter.com/) with a Ms. Magazine t-shirt donation for their residents.  Ms. Magazine was launched in the 70's during the highlight of the feminist movement with key players such as Gloria Steinem,  Letty Cottin Pogrebin and a host of others who set out to empower females and fight for equal rights.  Today the magazine is still encouraging women to break glass ceilings and call out injustices when seen.

The t-shirts were delivered last Friday, September 9 to Beth Goodrich, Executive Director of the shelter.  The Women's Shelter of Central Arkansas are happy for the additional support for their residents.

Little Rock designers showcases their work at Cirque de Couture

Little Rock designers showcases their work at Cirque de Couture

Cirque de Couture held September 9, 2011 was a fashion designer contest and showcase hosted by the 501(c)3 non-profit, SARPA (Sexual Assault Recovery and Prevention Agency) based in Fayetteville.  Funds generated from this event directly benefit the non-profit's services such as their 24-hour rape crisis hotline, educational seminars, assault nurse examiner clinic and a host of other resources.  

Little Rock fashion designer participants were fashion labels N'chole Feroce and Richie Clark Clothing.  N'chole Feroce also participated in Little Rock Fashion Week this year.  Othe designers in participation were Fayetteville labels Chavon Shree whom also showcased her line during Little Rock Fashion Week and the winner of this competition Angelia Barbee. 

The "circus" theme created a fun atmosphere at The Rogue Lounge on Dixon Street with a musical performance by Randall Shreve and the Sideshow.

HRC 'Road to Equality' Tour Comes to Arkansas

HRC 'Road to Equality' Tour Comes to Arkansas

The Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, will be holding a press conference on Saturday, September 17 in Little Rock at the Central Arkansas Library. Arkansas is the ninth stop on HRC’s “On the Road to Equality,” a nationwide bus tour to spread the message of equality.

'Sound Off' Episode 4: Stonewall Democrats

'Sound Off' Episode 4: Stonewall Democrats

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (RSM) -- Our third interview is with Eric McDaniel of the Stonewall Democrats, a gay activist political organization that made headlines recently when addressed by Gov. Beebe earlier this year. CLICK HERE to listen.

Stonewall was caught up in controversy when leaders in the organization refused to publicly criticize the governor for making what some viewed as unfavorable remarks regarding gay rights in Arkansas. McDaniel has taken heat for this decision, and addresses that here in this interview. What do you think? Should the Stonewall Democrats have rebuked Gov. Beebe's comments, or did they do the right thing?

Visit our Facebook page and let us know what you think.

Life in Scale

Life in Scale

The Central Arkansas Scale Modelers is kicking it into high gear to get ready for this years th Annual Sproo-Doo Model Show. The show is to be held at Game Zone Alpha in Jacksonville, AR on October 1. Registration will be open 8 am-12 pm and the awards ceremony will be at 4 pm. Admission is free to the public. Entries are $10 for the first and $2 for each additional. Kids are welcome to join in, too! We have  Juniors (12 and under) and Young Modelers (13-17) categories. Visit our website for more information.

Central Arkansas Scale Modelers (CASM) is a not-for-profit organization designed to bring together all those who are interested in scale modeling. We host monthly meetings on the second Saturday of each month at HobbyTown USA in Little Rock, AR.

Volunteers a very important resource at Bethlehem House

Volunteers a very important resource at Bethlehem House

“Volunteers are the life blood of our organization. Without volunteers, there would be no Bethlehem House,” Board Treasurer Karen Dayer, declared at the annual Volunteer Recognition Reception.

The reception was held earlier this month to honor the many volunteers that contributed over 3,640 hours of service. Volunteer Coordinator Gail Hester addressed the group of volunteers that provide many types of services and many hours of labor to Conway’s only homeless shelter.

Hester reported that, “during 2010, the value of those many hours was close to $76,000. This definitely shows how important you (volunteers) are and how much you are contributing to our community’s economy.”

The Board of Directors hosts this event annually.