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Camden parade 'Woo Pig Sooie Christmas' on Saturday

Camden parade 'Woo Pig Sooie Christmas' on Saturday

Main Street Camden presents the 23rd annual ‘Woo Pig Sooie Christmas” parade on Saturday.

Every vehicle will be decorated. Main Street Camden invites everyone to come and enjoy festive downtown Camden before and after the parade.

The parade starts at 6 p.m.

Camden school district wins grant to purchase summer reading books

Camden school district wins grant to purchase summer reading books

The Camden School District has received a $19,000 grant from the King Foundation to purchase summer reading books for Camden Fairview Middle School and Camden Fairview High School students.

Camden Fairview Middle School students created a poster with a list of books they would like to include as choices for purchase with funds obtained through a grant from the King Foundation.  Carl B. and Florence E. King created the foundation that bears their names in 1966, and its assets have now grown to more than $50 million.

Hero Central: Salvation Army in need of angels

There are thousands of excited kids counting down the days until Santa arrives, but hundreds of them are listed on Angels Trees and there is only one week left to buy them a gift. The Salvation Army is worried about what the count down will be like for those children, so we're calling all heroes in Hero Central.

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas here at a highly secure warehouse where Salvation Army volunteers are stuffing boxes with toys and clothing, but if you look closely most boxes are empty.

Major April Taylor says "We don't open this up to just anyone. We want the community to know we are careful about their resources and that those who are receiving truly are in need."

Statewide public education tour focuses on cigarette litter prevention

The Arkansas Cigarette Litter Prevention Tour is specifically designed to educate Arkansans about the harmful effects of cigarette litter. The tour features an SUV "wrapped" with a cigarette litter prevention message, along with free information, pocket ashtrays and portable ashtray giveaways.

"Our goal is to visit as many Arkansas cities as possible to educate people about the impact of cigarette litter and provide solutions to combat this problem," said Adam Roberts, executive director of the Hot Springs/Garland County Beautification Commission. "Cigarette butts are the most-littered item in America, representing nearly 30 percent of all items collected in cleanup initiatives. Focusing on small improvements such as reducing cigarette litter creates safer and more economically vibrant communities."

State holiday performances scheduled for Dec. 6-Dec. 17

 

More than 145 school choirs and dance troupes will fill the Capitol's marble halls with seasonal sounds for the next two weeks.

A traditional part of the Capitol's annual holiday festivities, choral and dance performances are taking place in the second floor rotunda December 6 through 17 between the hours of 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays.

The most current schedule of performances, as well as group photos, can be found on Secretary of State's website at www.sos.arkansas.gov/holidays2010

The Capitol building will hold special holiday hours through New Year's Day from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays, and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekends to allow visitors extra time to take in the sights and sounds of the season.

Scheduled performances are as follows:

State police search for Rison man who disappeared

 

Shelby is described as a white male with brown hair and eyes, 5'7" and weighing 140 pounds. Shelby was last seen on the morning of Monday, November 22 when he left his parent's home. Later he contacted a friend by telephone that night to report having car trouble and stated he was located on the parking lot of a Pine Bluff motel.

Family subsequently located Shelby's vehicle on Wednesday, November 24 at the Old Shelby home place on Shelby Lane.

Anyone with information about the disappearance of Gary Dewayne Shelby is asked to contact the Cleveland County Sheriff's Department at Rison by calling (870) 325-6222.

 

Camden Christmas by Candlelight

Camden Christmas by Candlelight

Ouachita County Historic Foundation Presents: Camden Christmas by Candlelight

It will be at the Historic McCollum-Chidester House at 926 Washington in Camden Saturday night Dec. 11.

Adults are $5 and Children are $3

Candles will grandly illuminate the house as the costumed tour guides take you back to the 1800s.

For more information, call (870) 836-6426 or email ochs2002@sbcglobal.net

(Source: Camden A&P Commission)