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Opportunity for electronics recycling and paper shredding

Opportunity for electronics recycling and paper shredding

UAMS employees and the public will be bringing papers for shredding and old electronics to be recycled as UAMS celebrates Earth Day. Exhibitors will have displays on recycling resources and environmentally friendly products. The Arkansas Forestry Commission will be giving away 200 trees for planting.

WHO: Robert Airo, director of the UAMS Office of Sustainability, and exhibitors including Allied Waste, Little Rock Recycling, Metroplan, Shred Smart, Entergy and the City of Little Rock.

WHEN: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday, April 23, 2013

WHERE: UAMS, outside the Shorey Building entrance and along Campus Drive,  4301 W. Markham St., Little Rock

Free parking is available on the Parking 2 deck.  In case of inclement weather, it will move to the concourse on the ground floor of the Education II building.   

Park Plaza Mall seek donations of children's books

Park Plaza Mall seek donations of children's books

Throughout the month of March, Park Plaza Mall is asking the community to donate new children’s books. The book drive kicked off in early March when the malls participated in Read Across America, an annual reading motivation and awareness program sponsored by the National Education Association.

“CBL is committed give back to giving back to each of the communities we serve,” says Alicia Easley, marketing specialist for Park Plaza. “It is our privilege to partner with the community to provide books that will help instill a lifelong love of reading and learning.”

Book donation bins are located throughout the mall and shoppers can donate books at select stores for free goodies from mall retailers.

Free Chamber benefit Tuesday

Free Chamber benefit Tuesday

Tomorrow only!  

Free shredding at the Chamber from 11:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M..  

Member to Member Benefit

Please limit to 3 boxes.

Daniel Koehler Joins Board of Southern Bancorp Inc.

Daniel Koehler Joins Board of Southern Bancorp Inc.

Software Executive To Chair Audit Committee

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (Feb. 12, 2013) – Daniel Koehler, president of Koehler Software, Inc., and former chief financial officer of Union National Bank of Little Rock, has joined the board of Southern Bancorp Inc., a family of a community development bank (the fifth largest in the United States) and a nonprofit affiliate that work in concert to revitalize underserved communities in the mid-South. 

Along with serving on the board, Koehler will chair Southern’s audit committee.

“The dual mission of Southern is unique in banking, and I greatly appreciate the opportunity to work with my fellow directors and officers in making a worthwhile contribution to communities in Arkansas and Mississippi,” said Koehler.

Prior to his banking career, Koehler was a certified public accountant with Arthur Young & Company in New York, where he divided his time between the firm’s audit and tax practices.

This Week in Argenta

This Week in Argenta

Now - March 16: "For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights" at Laman Library, Main Branch. Through a compelling mix of photographs, television clips, and other historic artifacts, For All the World to See traces how images disseminated in popular magazines like LIFE, JET, and EBONY, and real-time events brought into homes via television coverage helped transform public opinion about racism and racial justice in America.

The Argenta Film Series Presents Academy Award Winner UNDEFEATED

The Argenta Film Series Presents Academy Award Winner UNDEFEATED

The Argenta Film Series Presents Academy Award Winner UNDEFEATED, Febuary 21st, 7p.m., Argenta Community Theater with special guest Bill Courtney, coach of the Manassas Tigers football team.

Set against the backdrop of a high school football season, Dan Lindsay and T.J. Martin’s documentary UNDEFEATED, winner of the Academy Award® for Best Documentary Feature, is an intimate chronicle of three underprivileged student-athletes from inner-city Memphis and the volunteer coach trying to help them beat the odds on and off the field.

Founded in 1899, Manassas High School in North Memphis has never seen its football team, the Tigers, win a playoff game. In recent decades, the last-place Tigers had gone so far as to sell its regular season games to rival schools looking to chalk up an easy win.

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: