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Nonprofits receive $17,500 through Operation Round-Up

Nonprofits receive $17,500 through Operation Round-Up

JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (First Electric Cooperative) – Nineteen nonprofit organizations received funds recently through First Electric Cooperative’s Operation Round-Up program. Community members on the Operation Round-Up Board of Trustees approved $17,500 in donations.

Recipients by county include:

•In Arkansas County, Arkansas County Single Parent Scholarship Fund and DeWitt Senior Center each received $1,000.

•In Cleburne County, Care Cap Connections/Volunteer America-1776 received $500 and Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Cleburne County, Wilburn Volunteer Fire Department and Drasco Fire Department each received $1,000. 

•In Garland County, Hot Springs Village Walk for Cancer Research received $1,000. 

•In Lonoke County, Arkansas Waterfowl Association received $500 and Lonoke County Museum, Lonoke County Safe Haven and Scott Fire Protection District each received $1,000.

Nonprofits receive $17,500 through Operation Round-Up

Nonprofits receive $17,500 through Operation Round-Up

JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (First Electric Cooperative) – Nineteen nonprofit organizations received funds recently through First Electric Cooperative’s Operation Round-Up program. Community members on the Operation Round-Up Board of Trustees approved $17,500 in donations.

Recipients by county include:

•In Arkansas County, Arkansas County Single Parent Scholarship Fund and DeWitt Senior Center each received $1,000.

•In Cleburne County, Care Cap Connections/Volunteer America-1776 received $500 and Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Cleburne County, Wilburn Volunteer Fire Department and Drasco Fire Department each received $1,000. 

•In Garland County, Hot Springs Village Walk for Cancer Research received $1,000. 

•In Lonoke County, Arkansas Waterfowl Association received $500 and Lonoke County Museum, Lonoke County Safe Haven and Scott Fire Protection District each received $1,000.

Two great project promise an exciting future for Bryant residents

Two great project promise an exciting future for Bryant residents

BRYANT, Ark. (City of Bryant) - In September Mayor Dabbs announced that the City of Bryant was selected by Imagine Central Arkansas as one of five urban planning projects to be funded through the Metroplan Jump Start grant. The Original Town District of Bryant is the specific area to be focused on by the professional planners from the Gateway Planning Group and ICF International.

Lululemon now open, offering free yoga classes

Lululemon now open, offering free yoga classes

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Promenade at Chenal) – Lululemon athletica will be officially rolling out their yoga mats at The Promenade at Chenal during the store Grand Opening event Friday, November 1 – Sunday, November 3.

Throughout the weekend lululemon will be hosting complimentary yoga and CrossFit classes in store, featuring local instructors and athletic influencers from around Central Arkansas. Class schedules and details can be found at www.ChenalShopping.com/events.

Landers helps raise $2,500 for Salem Elementary

Landers helps raise $2,500 for Salem Elementary

BENTON, Ark. – Landers Chrysler Jeep Dodge helped raise $2,500 in funding for Salem Elementary School with Chrysler brand’s Drive for the Kids™ program. The fundraising event was held on April 5 in conjunction with the school talent show.

“The Chrysler brand and our local dealerships are committed to giving back to the communities where we do business,” said Shannon Carr, Director at the Southwest Business Center for Chrysler Group LLC. “We are extremely proud to support both schools and organizations, as they encourage student development and growth.”

Participants earned a $10 contribution to the school on their behalf from the Chrysler brand by taking a brief test drive in a 2013 model Town & Country minivan - highest ranked in loyalty 11 years in a row, as well as other Chrysler vehicles made available for test drives thanks to the Landers Chrysler Jeep Dodge dealership.

BBB: Watch for post-disaster 'red flags'

BBB: Watch for post-disaster 'red flags'

The damage caused by natural disasters such as floods and tornadoes can often bring out the best in people, as strangers reach out to help others in need. Unfortunately, the aftermath of a crisis also brings out persons who take advantage of those who have already been victimized.

Some of the most common "after-disaster" scams involve home repairs, clean-up efforts, heating and cooling equipment and flood-damaged cars.

The Better Business Bureau has the following advice for consumers:

It's not too late for Christmas deliveries

It's not too late for Christmas deliveries

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - If you still haven't sent out your holiday gifts yet, you still have some time, and a few options. Though the deadline for pre-Christmas delivery via FedEx Ground is December 17th, last-minute shippers still have options. More than 82 percent of all packages shipped via FedEx Ground are delivered in three business days or less. Plus, procrastinators have until Saturday, December 22nd to ship items via FedEx Express for delivery in the continental U.S. on December 24th.   

As online and in-store shoppers check off their lists, FedEx expects to see more than 280 million shipments pass through its worldwide shipping networks during the holiday season. To manage the extra volume, FedEx has increased its workforce by approximately 20,000 seasonal positions.

(source: FedEx)