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Lonoke, Bryant to receive development grants

Lonoke, Bryant to receive development grants

$1,660,568 awarded under General Assistance and Innovative Projects

 

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (June 26, 2013) – The Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC) has awarded $1,660,568 in Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) to 10 Arkansas communities. The grants are awarded under the General Assistance and Innovative Projects line item, designed to provide communities the opportunity to apply for grants not covered under other funding categories.

All Arkansas cities and counties are eligible for the grant program with the exception of 14 entitlement cities that receive CDBG funds directly from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). To be eligible, more than half the population benefiting from the grants must be of low to moderate income.

The 10 projects include the following cities:

Cabot Lions Club hosts "Heroes For Health" 1K

Cabot Lions Club hosts "Heroes For Health" 1K

A 1K Kids fun-run to support quality health & wellness in Cabot Public Schools

Advance registration is strongly encouraged for this popular event

Christian ministry offers hope, healing for combat vets

Christian ministry offers hope, healing for combat vets

CABOT, Ark. - A Veteran's Best Friend is a grass roots Christian ministry serving Veterans utilizing a service dog, a chaplain, a PTSD therapist, a supportive church and dog trainers. Our mission is providing hope and healing for combat Vets with PTSD by training canines into service dogs at no cost to the Veteran Many Veterans have neck and back injuries making it impossible to complete simple tasks like laundry. A service dog is trained to retrieve laundry and place the clothes into the washer and dryer. Some Veterans have memory problem due to blast injuries like remembering to take their medications. A Veteran's Best Friend service dog will retrieve A Veteran's medication at a specific time. A service dog can be trained to heal the Veteran of PTSD symptoms.

Cabot Clean-up March 16

Cabot Clean-up March 16

Cabot City Beautiful, Inc. and City Of Cabot co-sponsor Citywide Clean-Up/HHW Drop-Off

Time is drawing near for the next “Cabot Clean-Up Day”, the annual spring effort to pick up trash and litter from around our city.  This event will again be co-sponsored by the City of Cabot & Cabot City Beautiful, and will be held in conjunction with the national “Great American Clean-Up” Campaign & statewide “Keep Arkansas Beautiful” Month.

 “Cabot Clean-Up & Hazardous Waste Round-Up 2013” will be Sat., March 16 from 9 a.m. until noon.

Everyone in the Cabot area is encouraged to participate in this city-wide cleanup endeavor: Civic & service organizations, church & youth groups, school groups & clubs, scouting groups, individuals, families, neighborhoods & businesses.

Christmas Alliance among nonprofits receiving $11,300 through Operation Round-Up

Christmas Alliance among nonprofits receiving $11,300 through Operation Round-Up

JACKSONVILLE, Ark., Jan. 9, 2013 − Twelve nonprofit organizations received donations through First Electric Cooperative’s Operation Round-Up program in December. Community members on the Operation Round-Up Board of Trustees approved $11,300 in donations.

•In Cleburne County, Cleburne County Cares received $1,000.

•In Faulkner County, Community Action Program for Central Arkansas received $1,000.

•In Grant County, Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Grant County received $1,000.

•In Lonoke County, Cabot Christmas Alliance and Ward Public Library each received $1,000.

•In Perry County, Partners For Progress received $1,000, and Perry County Fair Association received $400.

•In Prairie County, Prairie County Single Parent Scholarship Fund received $1,000.

Show Sandy Hook kids some Teddy Bear Love

Show Sandy Hook kids some Teddy Bear Love

JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) -- The Jacksonville Police Department is participating in Project Teddy Bear Love for the children of Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn.

April Kiser with the Jacksonville Police says the department is acting as a drop-off station for teddy bears to be given to the children. They are also in need of someone to donate the shipping of the bears to Newtown.

If you or someone you know is willing to donate to the program, contact Kiser at (501) 982-3191 x2214.