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Okolona earns grant for removal of former high school

The grant The City of Okolona was awarded a beautification grant from Southern Bancorp in the amount of $18,972. Purpose The award will be used to remove the Okolona High School to provide safety to area residents and extend the current city park area which is used...

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Arkansas groups receive housing counseling grants

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded $64,521 in housing counseling grants to three organizations in Arkansas. Officials announced Friday that the money, part of $42 million awarded nationally, will help families find housing and prevent...

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The CARS Model: Time for a Nonprofit Test Drive?

When a charitable donor wants to do “due diligence” on a potential grantee, there are a number of sources for researching potential recipients. Guidestar provides access to some basic information, largely drawn from grantees’ IRS Form 990 submissions. Rating services...

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Glendell Jones Jr. named Henderson's 17th president

Glendell Jones Jr. has been named Henderson State University's 17th president. Jones, who is interim vice chancellor and provost at Arkansas State University, will officially assume presidential duties at Henderson on July 1, 2012. The announcement was made Tuesday,...

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Civil War sites progressing

Southern Bancorp and the Delta Culture Center have formed a partnership to increase Civil War tourism in Phillips County and so far the continued effort has exceeded all expectations reports Cathy Cunningham community development director for SBCP. "We are so excited...

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DASH promotes unity, progress in rural Delta areas

Without much money or fanfare, four small Delta towns in northern Bolivar County have spent the last two-and-a-half years meeting together and developing cost-effective, sustainable strategies that could transform the way they live. Duncan, Alligator, Shelby and Hope...

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Donation to an emerging grassroots organization

The Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation (WRF) recently made a grant of $30,000 to the Arkansas United Community Coalition (AUCC) to strengthen grassroots programs that help immigrants to integrate into the community and state economy. "When immigrants have a public voice...

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