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Nonprofits Plant Seeds of Change in Delta City

May 1st, 2006

In a town revered for its blues music but pitied for its economic blight, nonprofits work to change the tune one business at a time.

On the banks of the Mississippi River in eastern Arkansas’ Phillips County lies Helena — technically Helena-West Helena after the cities’ merger in January — a rural town about a half-century removed from its economic high-water mark.

Looking to buck trend

April 30th, 2006

Large banks across the country are selling or closing branches in small communities, but in Arkansas rural branches are flourishing.

The Search for Solutions

April 26th, 2006

After hearing people complain about the lack of jobs in Clark County or the need for activities in Arkadelphia, Dr. Wesley Kluck decided to take action. ” For the past several months there has been discussion in our community about what’s wrong with Arkadelphia and why are we not growing.”

Delta Bridge Project makes plans public

April 19th, 2006

The Delta Bridge Project, which has about 300 citizens involved, has been ongoing, and the steering commity members were on hand at Phillips College Monday night to be updated on the progress of carious projects within the area. Phillips County Chamer of Commerce Executive Director Tom Turner presented a power point production explaining the bio-diesel feasibility study has been completed.

Leaders to gather for Delta AHEC opening

April 19th, 2006

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences along with state and local leaders will gather here today for the official grand opening of the Delta Area Health Education Center and Vasudevan Wellness Center. The Event is scheduled to begin with a tour of the facility beginning at 3:30. The ceremonies will begin at 5 p.m.

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