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Conference recognizes those who care for elderly

Conference recognizes those who care for elderly

FERNDALE, Ark. -- When my great-grandmother became increasingly ill a few years back, my parents scrambled to find care for her. If we'd known about the types of resources that the Arkansas Gerontological Society made available, we might have had a smoother transition in her final weeks.

The AGS had their Spring Conference in the last week of March, and I went down to have a look. Vendors like AARP, The Longevity Center, the Arkansas Health Care Association, Amedisys Home Health and others made themselves available to answer questions and consult with the public. I had a nice chat with Tiffany of Alzheimer's Arkansas, and sat in on the AGS awards ceremony.

Folks from all over the state came to network with each other and discuss caregiving for the elderly. More information is available at www.agsociety.org.

Win Tickets to Mom & Me Matinee Performance of 'Hairspray' April 9 at The Rep

Win Tickets to Mom & Me Matinee Performance of 'Hairspray' April 9 at The Rep

Moms, make a date with your daughters and be among the first to see Hairspray at The Rep!

THV Insider: Bears For Japan

THV Insider: Bears For Japan

They say great minds think a like. That might be true for Annabel Phelps and Lauren McLemore. Both go to the same church, same school system and their parents know it each other. So when each girl, on her on, came up with a way to help the kids of Japan, naturally they thought thought of the same idea.

Lauren first started a website to help her cause. Annabel and her mom began brain storming.

"I was reading a book called Main Street and it said something about giving bears to children in need," Phelps says.

"She looked at me and said, 'we could do something like that,'" Lauri Phelps says of her daughter. Annabel continued, "And I had this idea of giving bears to Japan."

Lauri Phelps, Annabel's mom, heard from Lauren's mom about her website and thought these girls would work perfectly together. And so started a partnership that has resulted in over 500 stuffed teddy bears and many other great animals.

Events at Pinnacle Mountain

Events at Pinnacle Mountain

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.

Marriage matters at Chenal Valley Church

Marriage matters at Chenal Valley Church

This four-day nationally recognized conference focuses on incorporating God into real-life issues.

Considering international adoption?

Considering international adoption?

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark.—Dillon International, Inc., will present a FREE informational meeting on international adoption from 6:00 to7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, at the Dillon International office, 4702 W. Commercial Drive, Suite B-1, in North Little Rock.

A Dillon representative will give an overview of adoption from China, Korea, Haiti, India, Japan and Hong Kong, plus new opportunities in Ghana. Adoption programs in Russia, Ethiopia and Honduras, available through an affiliation with Buckner International, will also be discussed.

For information or a reservation to attend the meeting, please call (501) 791-9300.

Tour Arkansas with CALS traveling programs

Tour Arkansas with CALS traveling programs

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Get ready to tour Arkansas with the Central Arkansas Library System (CALS).  April is Traveling Arkansas month at CALS, and the whole system is offering programs that highlight Arkansas's best qualities.

Program highlights include photos of Arkansas, places of interest throughout the state, state parks, or books that have been read while traveling in Arkansas.  Many programs are interactive, inviting patrons to bring photos, postcards, or brochures of favorite places or trips in Arkansas, or review books read while traveling Arkansas. 

A lesson in Arkansas history is offered at the Main Library campus in the very buildings that make up the Main Library, Arkansas Studies Institute (ASI), and Cox Creative Center.