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Black history month celebration includes youth choir and booths

Booth for Campaign for Grade-Level Reading at NLR Black History Month event.

Booth for Campaign for Grade-Level Reading at Black History Month event.

 

Pastor Cedric Hayes and The Pastor's Youth Choir perform "Write the Vision" for Black History Month Celebration

Pastor Cedric Hayes and The Pastor’s Youth Choir perform “Write the Vision” for Black History Month Celebration

Pastor Hayes and girls do "the walk."

Pastor Hayes and girls do “the walk.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 3, 2014  /  

Searcy County Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet

Lavina Grandon speaks to Searcy County Chamber of Commerce at annual banquet

Lavina Grandon speaks to Searcy County Chamber of Commerce at annual banquet

RCA President Lavina Grandon was the keynote speaker at the First Annual Searcy County Chamber of Commerce banquet and awards ceremony on February 27.  The theme of the banquet was “175 Years….Looking Back….Moving Forward.”  Grandon shared with the group of about 130 Chamber members and guests her vision for a thriving and prosperous rural Arkansas, and commended the Chamber for its visionary, proactive, inclusive approach to economic development in the county.  Marshall, the county seat of Searcy County, is RCA’s latest chapter and the latest member of the Ozark Byways revitalization network. Other Searcy County communities Leslie and St. Joe have been working with RCA since 2008 and 2009, respectively.

 

Searcy County Chamber of Commerce members and guests at annual banquet

Searcy County Chamber members and guests at banquet

Chamber President Darryl Treat addresses banquet attendees.

Chamber President Darryl Treat addresses banquet attendees.

March 3, 2014  /  

Fish Hook Theater to perform at Brinkley

The Fish Hook Theater is taking the show on the road to Brinkley Convention Center on March 15.  You get a dinner and a play for only $7.  Dinner starts at 4pm with play immediately following.  Click below for ticket information.

Fish Hook Theater March 2014 performance

March 3, 2014  /  

RCA offers new business membership

Now businesses can become members of Rural Community Alliance and support the work we do in revitalizing rural communities, supporting rural schools, and state-wide policy work. A business member form is available at the bottom of our home page.  Business dues are $75 every two years.  Here are two of the latest business/civic groups who’ve joined RCA.

ABC Advertising in Harrison (Boone County) becomes RCA business member

ABC Advertising in Harrison (Boone County) becomes RCA business member

Kiblah Community Center in Miller County is a new business member.

Kiblah Community Center in Miller County is a new business member.

March 3, 2014  /  

Eudora Reads! Kick-off Event Creates Excitement

PBS characters Clifford, Cat in the Hat, and Arthur were on hand to get the students revved up for Eudora Reads!  Former Eudora student Tony Washington emceed the event and Cathy Nash welcomed the visitors and described the cool things in store for Eudora’s students and preschoolers. Eudora is proud to be part of the Arkansas Campaign for Grade-Level Reading!

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March 2, 2014  /  

Parent engagement is key to student success!

Parent Engagement is one of four targets of the Arkansas Campaign for Grade-Level Reading.  The following list of 68 ideas is a wonderful guide and even a great starting point for having discussions about parent engagement and then moving on to action!

Parent Involvement Ideas

November 14, 2013  /  

President of RCA issues challenge

Read the compelling letter at link below from RCA President Lavina Grandon to members and supporters of the organization.

Challenge Letter

November 12, 2013  /  

October e-newsletter available

Click on the link below for Rural Community Alliance’s October e-newsletter with reports on rural entrepreneurs including a young fashion designer, a natural soap company, and an upscale candle company.  Also included is an article about Leslie’s Mountain Man Rendezvous.

October 2013 e-newsletter

 

 

November 7, 2013  /  

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

November 7, 2013  /  

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

November 7, 2013  /