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Get your reading fix at CALS Book Sale

Get your reading fix at CALS Book Sale

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Get ready for the first Friends of the Central Arkansas Library System (FOCAL) book sale of 2011 on February 25-27!

The Main Library basement, 100 Rock St., is fully stocked with great books, audiobooks, and VHS tapes for children and adults. Beginning Friday, shoppers can purchase $.50 paperback books and $1 hardback books. Don't miss boxes of prepackaged books available for $1, each which contains 25 books.

FOCAL members can shop the Main Library basement from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Memberships are available at the door. The sale will open to the public beginning at 10:00 a.m. Sale hours on Sunday are from 1-4 p.m.

At River Market Books & Gifts, 120 River Market Avenue, FOCAL members receive 50% off gently read books during the sale. Sale hours for River Market Books & Gifts are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1-5:00 p.m. Sunday.

For more information about the sale, please call 918-3000.

PCSSD seeks teachers, staff at Career Fair

PCSSD seeks teachers, staff at Career Fair

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Pulaski County Special School District will host a Career Fair this Saturday to recruit employees for the 2011-2012 school year.

According to Shawn Burgess, the district’s director of human resources, employment opportunities are available for certified teachers, substitute teachers, para-professionals, transportation staff, custodial staff, adult education staff and food service staff.

“We are looking for energetic, qualified personnel to be part of the PCSSD team. This is an event to learn more about the third-largest school district in Arkansas and available employment opportunities,” Burgess said.

VA commission addresses veterans' issues

VA commission addresses veterans' issues

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Members of the Arkansas Veterans’ Commission on Veterans Affairs will meet at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, February 22, 2011 to consider any business that may be brought before the Commission.

The meeting will be held at the Little Rock Veterans Home, 4701 West Charles Bussey Avenue, Little Rock, Arkansas  72204.  The commission meets once each quarter.

Turn your trash to treasure

Turn your trash to treasure

JACKSONVILLE, Ark. – Are you looking for that unique object to fill a void on your coffee table? Do you want to have a yard sale but just do not know where to begin? Well, ‘Trash to Treasures’ is the place to be!

Jacksonville Parks & Recreation is sponsoring the Community Wide Yard Sale. The sale begins at 7am on Saturday March 5h at the Jacksonville Farmer’s Market. Admission to the sale is FREE! Come out and find a bargain or two.

To reserve your space today call (501) 982-0818 or drozenski@cityofjacksonville.net.

Country star plays Verizon Arena

Country star plays Verizon Arena

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Kenny Chesney will play Verizon Arena on Friday, April 1 as part of his "Goin' Coastal" tour.

Also appearing will be Uncle Kracker and Billy Currington.

Tickets go on sale Friday, Feb. 18 at 10 am. You can get tickets at the arena box office or at www.ticketmaster.com.

Welcome home, warriors

Welcome home, warriors

By Staff Sgt. Nestor Cruz, 19th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, Ark. -- Team Little Rock deployers will receive "rock star" treatment during a Welcome Home Warriors homecoming event Feb. 4 at 5 p.m. at Hangar 1080 on base.

Deployers will receive a true hero’s welcome as they walk down a red carpet flanked by well wishers waving American flags. The event is designed to recognize individual deployers who returned home through commercial airports between Nov. 5, 2010, up to now, said 1st Lt. Michael McKenna, Welcome Home Warriors project officer.

"These people came home from a six-month, eight-month or year-long deployment and didn't get the same welcome as the big groups [of deployers]," said Lieutenant McKenna. "This is [the base community’s] chance to show them how much we appreciate all they have done."

The party atmosphere features fun food like hot dogs and chili, non-alcoholic beverages, music and door prizes.

Creative writers to be recognized at Lit Fest

Creative writers to be recognized at Lit Fest

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Participants at the 2011 Arkansas Literary Festival will be able to attend programs on both sides of the Arkansas River during this year's Festival, April 7-13.  Laman Library has joined the Festival as a sponsor and will host programs in the Argenta Arts District of North Little Rock.