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Wilmot School kicks off attendance campaign

Wilmot Elementary is part of the Arkansas Campaign for Grade-Level Reading and making sure parents, teachers, and students know to Make Every Day Count at school![...]

A Rural Entrepreneurship Success Story from Valley Springs

Following is the longer version of a rural entrepreneur success story published in the October E-Newsletter. Valley Springs entrepreneur[...]

A Rural Entrepreneurship Success Story from Des Arc

A shorter version of this story appears in RCA’s October newsletter found in the archives section of the website. Rural Entrepreneurship Paul Guess[...]

Ozark Byways Buy Days has successful Round Two!

  ________  Nine communities participated in the second annual regional yard sale event sponsored by RCA’s Ozark Byways on September 21. The Buy Days event generated traffic and shoppers to Alpena, Diamond City, Lead Hill, St. Joe, Valley Springs, Western[...]

Mt. Judea hosts Summer Learning Camp with theme “Courage in Adversity”

Mt. Judea (pronounced Judy) is in Newton County in north central Arkansas.  For more about the town and school, visit their website at http://www.mtjudea.org/. The Mt. Judea Summer Learning Camp sponsored by the Mt. Judea Area Alliance ran July 1 through[...]

Montrose Heritage Festival

Montrose is located in Ashley County in Southeastern Arkansas.  The city hosted the 2013 Montrose Heritage Festival in June. Photos by Tanya Broadnax.      [...]

Arkansas City opens food pantry

Arkansas City Chamber of Commerce and Arkansas City Baptist Church partnered with Arkansas Food Bank and Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance to open a Food Pantry.  The grand opening took place in June and already serves 38 families and 81 people[...]

Mt. Judea debuts Little Free Library

Kudos to our Mt. Judea chapter members who are trailblazers for innovative literacy programs that support the Arkansas Grade Level Reading Campaign. For Christmas 2012, Ron Wells built his wife, Bertie, something special.  Being a retired school librarian and having[...]

Mt. Judea launches Dolly Parton Imagination Library

RCA salutes Mt. Judea with their ambitious program that supports the Grade-Level Reading Campaign. The youngster pictured received his first book in the mail from the Imagination Library.  The Mt. Judea Area Alliance in Newton County raised funds locally to[...]