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Faulkner County Day School preparing for omelet breakfast

Faulkner County Day School preparing for omelet breakfast

Volunteers are preparing for the 29th Annual Omelet Breakfast/Silent Auction/Car Show to support the programs and services of the Faulkner County Day School.  The breakfast will be at the Antioch Baptist Church on Amity Rd., on Saturday, April 9 from 6:30 – 11 a.m.

Tickets may be purchased by calling 501-329-2164, or from families associated with the Day School.  Adult tickets are $6.00 and tickets for children under 12 are $4.00.

We also offer take out or delivery.

Persons interested in volunteering to obtain auction items, to prepare for the breakfast, or to work the day of the breakfast should contact Colleen Brock at 501-329-2164.

The Faulkner County Day School has provided high quality services to children and adults with developmental disabilities since 1961.  It is a United Way of Central Arkansas member agency. 

The “Milestones” programs offer child care for typically developing children, and individualized programm

Zumba has something for every woman’s "Curves"

Zumba has something for every woman’s "Curves"

By Lesley S. Turner, Conway

If you haven’t heard of Zumba, you just haven’t been watching enough TV (I say that as a mother) or reading enough newspaper or magazine articles, or surfing the Web. Zumba, a form of Latin dance exercise, is everywhere, and I wanted to ignore it. It was too tough for me and my uncoordinated self. I closed my eyes and said it’s not for me. But then Zumba came to my Curves workout facility in Conway.

I’ve been working out with Curves since 2004, losing 130 pounds and 55 inches in the process (not to toot my own horn). So, in need of encouragement to tackle this Zumba thing, I looked around and saw the tough, amazing women of Curves.

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

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

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.

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

Speaking out at homeless vigil

Speaking out at homeless vigil

CONWAY, Ark. -- The Annual Homeless Vigil was held at Hendrix College on Monday, March 7. The 24-hour vigil focused on raising awareness of homelessness and poverty in Central Arkansas, according to Sabrina Bowles, chair of the event.

As part of the event, the documentary film entitled “Have You Seen Clem—A True Story, Sorta,” was shown as part of the effort to focus on homelessness, according to Almas Chughtai, Homeless Vigil Coordinator. She added the vigil includes an over-night sleep out in tents.

Bowles said each year the Campus Kitty conducts a canned food drive in local neighborhoods and raises cash donations that are given to charities in Central Arkansas including Bethlehem House. One of the day’s guest speakers was Bethlehem House Executive Director Judi Lively.

Programs give autistic kids connection to community

Programs give autistic kids connection to community

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Community Connections is a non-profit organization dedicated to offering free extra-curricular activities for children with special needs and supporting their families.

Spring programs including dance, soccer, theatre and cheerleading will be starting up soon! Programs are available across the state, including Russellville, Conway, Little Rock, North Little Rock and Sherwood.

To learn more about Community Connections or register for a program, please visit www.communityconnectionsar.org or contact Director Courtney Leach at courtney_leach@pedplustherapy.com.

Test your grill skills for charity

Test your grill skills for charity

CONWAY, Ark. - The first-ever Great Conway Backyard Grill-Off is June 11, 2011 from 10 am – 6 pm at the Conway Fairgrounds. General admission is free with paid parking of $3.

Enter your BBQ grill skills to win up to five categories (chicken, pork chops, ribs, sausage and/or sauce). Entry fee is $10 to enter per category and you can enter as many as you want. Great prizes and trophies will be awarded to winners in each category. 75% of the proceeds will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Mid-South.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Mid-South relies on funding from local groups, businesses, individuals and events, just like the Conway Backyard Grill-Off, to make wishes come true.