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Traveler presents talk on African country

Traveler presents talk on African country

CAMDEN, Ark. – Bess Palmisciano, director of RAIN for the Sahel and Sahara, will present a slide talk on Niger at the Camden Public Library on Tuesday, January 25, at 6:30 pm. The organization is an NGO (non-governmental organization) that runs community outreach and self-help programs in Niger.

Palmisciano was a lawyer with FleetBoston when she first visited the Sahara desert of Niger in West Africa in 2000. Passing through the barren landscape she was mystified by the ability of the nomadic peoples to survive there.

Founded in 2002, RAIN is an international nonprofit organization; all of RAIN’s employees in Niger are Nigerienne. RAIN works with parents to develop ways to support the ill-equipped state-run schools that are their only education option. When RAIN staff arrives in a new community, they often find a school with no food, no beds, none of the bare necessities of daily living.

Dinner and dancing brought to you by the PB Arsenal

Dinner and dancing brought to you by the PB Arsenal

PINE BLUFF, Ark. – Pine Bluff Arsenal’s Directorate of Family Morale, Welfare and Recreation will host a Sweethearts Night dinner and dance Feb. 18 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the PBA Community Club.

Tickets are available to the public, and are $20 for singles, or $35 for a couple. Tickets must be purchased in advance no later than Feb. 8.

Dinner will include steamship round beef or lemon pepper chicken, green bean almondine, baked potato, rolls, tossed salad, tea, water, or coffee, and strawberry cheesecake.

A cash bar will open at 6 p.m., with dinner served at 7 p.m. For information or ticket purchase, call 540-3658 or 540-3621.

Book sale postponed

Book sale postponed

CAMDEN, Ark. - Due to the wintry weather, the Book Sale has been postponed for two weeks, to Saturday, February 5 and Sunday, February 6.

Classics, collectibles, history, biographies, cookbooks, paperbacks, children’s, teens, and fiction! These are just some of the highlights of the book sale. There will be CDs, DVDs and VHS tapes galore.

“This is your opportunity to stock up on reading, listening, and viewing pleasure for the cold months still coming,” says Don White, book sale chair. The sale is 9:30 am to 4:30 pm on Saturday, February 5, and 1:00 to 4:30 pm on Sunday, February 6.

Other sales planned for 2011 are an indoor sale on April 2 & 3, a May 7 one-day indoor Children’s/Teen book sale, July 16 & 17 under the tents sale, August 27 & 28 indoor sale, October 1 & 2 under the tents sale, and finally the November 19 & 20 indoor sale.

Your donations are welcomed and those wishing to volunteer should contact the library.

Wine, cheese and politics at ADBC drive

Wine, cheese and politics at ADBC drive

Please join the Arkansas Democratic Black Caucus (ADBC) for our first membership drive for 2011.  Friday, January 21, 2011, 5:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m., Mediums Art Lounge, 521 Center in Little Rock.

ADBC member, Senator Joyce Elliott, will be the speaker.
 
Please join us for a nice social evening and consider joining the Arkansas Democratic Black Caucus.  For more Information, visit our website at http://www.ardemocraticblackcaucus.org/  or www.facebook.com/ardemocraticblackcaucus.

CADC accepting mass assistance applications

CADC accepting mass assistance applications

CAMDEN, AR –Central Arkansas Development Council will hold Mass Intake Days for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) January 12 -14 in Ouachita, Columbia and Union Counties. Mass Intake Days for Pulaski County are currently being rescheduled.

In Ouachita County, the Mass Intake Day will be held Wednesday, January 12th from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Carnes Park, Teen Town Building, 955 Adams Street in Camden.

Persons, including elderly and disabled who previously received LIHEAP forms in the mail do not need to attend LIHEAP Day. Applications should be returned completely filled. Regular Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) assists households with home energy and heating bills. Eligible households must meet income guidelines and furnish proof of all household income for the month prior to applying.

Steele speaks before Rotary Club MLK event

Steele speaks before Rotary Club MLK event

PINE BLUFF, AR – State Senator Tracy Steele will speak before the Pine Bluff Rotary Club at noon at the Pine Bluff Country Club. The event is part of the ICVR Kingfest celebration, a weeklong community event culminating on the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.

“Simply Books!” January 9 at Camden Public Library

“Simply Books!” January 9 at Camden Public Library

Camden Public Library - “Simply Books” is a book club which will be introduced and led by library staff members. It is an informal book club for adults designed with all you book lovers in mind. Simply Books! is a combination book talk and book club. Bring your favorite book to discuss, and learn what other people are reading! “Our next meeting is Sunday, January 9, 2011 at 2:00 in the Walsh History Center, and we would love to see you there!” says Ann Filley.

The schedule for upcoming meetings is on “Second Sundays” : Sunday Jan. 9
“Second Sunday” of the month thereafter — we’ll confirm as 2011 arrives.