Unsung heroes

“Go down Elmer Jones Road to the end of the blacktop. Keep going two miles on the gravel. Watch for the fencerow on your right. Turn left onto the dirt road opposite the big dead oak tree. [Full Text]

Trained ombudsmen making a difference

Region 1 Volunteer Ombudsman Program of Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Arkansas held its quarterly training in March for certified volunteer ombudsmen in Bentonville and Harrison. [Full Text]

White River AAA hires new director

The White River Area Agency on Aging and the board of directors announced recently that Jeff Schuman has been hired as the executive director. [Full Text]

Recognize seniors’ contributions in May

Since 1963, May has been a month to recognize and celebrate the contributions of older Americans. This years’ theme, selected by the Administration on Aging, “Unleash the Power of Age” is a fitting statement when we consider the skills, wisdom and abilities that are gained through the education of life itself. [Full Text]

Senior companion volunteers recognized

In recognition of National Volunteer Month, West Central Arkansas AAA hosted several celebrations to honor the hardworking volunteers of the Senior Companions Program. [Full Text]

Palliative Care at UAMS receives national certification

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Palliative Care Program has received advanced certification, becoming the first in Arkansas and one of only 36 nationally to become accredited under a new national evaluation process. [Full Text]

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May 2013 - Volume 2 - Number 1

Honor Flight WWII Vets Go To D.C.

Anyone coming to the Little Rock airport on Saturday evening, May 4, with the throngs of fans lined up two deep from the arrival escalator to the baggage claim, a band playing and the Little Rock Fire Department with its ladder trucks stretched out over the roadway with an American flag on top would have thought that former President Bill Clinton was in town. [Full Text]

Project Compassion awards Stein

Gloria White founded Project Compassion, an organization dedicated to the belief that “No one should live or die alone in a Nursing Home.” She worked tirelessly to fulfill that dream. The Gloria White Community Angel Award is given annually to a person in the area who demonstrates the qualities of Gloria White. [Full Text]

Crowd welcomes home 82 W.W. II veterans

Until May 4, I thought my claim to fame would be that a number of years ago I shook hands with pop icon Michael Jackson. [Full Text]

World War II Memorial facts

The idea of a WWII memorial in Washington was first brought to Congress in 1987 by U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio) at the suggestion of World War II veteran Roger Dubin. [Full Text]

Disaster planning simplified

Severe weather season has already arrived in Arkansas. What would you do if a disaster struck and you had to either survive in your own home for up to three days with no supplies, or you had to leave your home in a hurry and be gone for up to three days? [Full Text]

Recommended — Trails of Central Arkansas

Appropriate exercise is good — few would argue with that. However, exercise often remains the dreaded last task on the to-do list. [Full Text]

Making breakfast important

Paraphrasing, breakfast is the meal of champions, and even us regular folks who want to start the day out strong. Sure there’s a group of “experts” out there who say skip breakfast and focus on lunch, but I come from the old school. That said, more days than not, I’m driving through a fast food joint asking for a diet cola and a cinnamon something. [Full Text]

Author receives library’s prize for work on Civil War in Arkansas

As one of the most fertile regions in the South, the Arkansas River Valley was highly contested territory during the Civil War. While the Siege on Vicksburg raged, equally important battles were fought here in Arkansas. [Full Text]

AAASEA bass tourney scores some big wins

The returning team scored a big win in the Bill Sanders – Bo Piper Memorial Benefit Bass Tournament held Saturday, April 7 on the Arkansas River in Pine Bluff. [Full Text]

UAMS offering free screenings for skin cancer

LITTLE ROCK – People concerned about spots on their skin are invited to participate in a free skin cancer screening from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, May 18 at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. [Full Text]

Pioneer Fun at the annual Territorial Fair

Historic Arkansas Museum will holds its 40th annual Territorial Fair held on the museum’s historic grounds and inside the museum center, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 11. [Full Text]