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Hosts get hospitable for House

Hosts get hospitable for House
Arkansas Democrat Gazette By Eric E. Harrison A Southern supper at sunset is the centerpiece of the 11th annual Dinner on the Grounds, 6:30 p.m. Friday on the grounds of the Terry House, 711 E. Fourth St., Little Rock. This year's Our House spring fundraiser is bidding to be the…

Arkansas Online: Tie One On Photo Gallery

Arkansas Online: Tie One On Photo Gallery
View the Photo Gallery at  Arkansas Online It wasn’t pouring sheets of freezing rain, like two years ago. It raised more money — $155,765 — than last year (about $137,000), according to development director Lizzy Chandler. Dare we declare the ninth Tie One On Dec. 3 for Our House, the…

Our House ready to Tie One On

Our House ready to Tie One On
By Linda Haymes Photo by JOHN SYKES JR. Volunteers for Our House, the shelter for working homeless since 1987, really tie one on at the holiday party. Aprons, that is. Co-chairmen for the ninth such party are Eliza and Alec Gaines, and "the theme for this year's event is 'Be…

Partygoers stay home for Potluck

Partygoers stay home for Potluck
By Libby Smith Arkansas Democrat-Gazette It all started with chicken takeout. Little Rock resident and community volunteer Florence Haut stopped by Kentucky Fried Chicken to pick up some finger-lickin' good chicken for a family gathering. She noticed a large tray of chicken set aside. The clerk told her that it…

Homeless get time to shine with Shakespeare

Homeless get time to shine with Shakespeare
Arkansas Online By Jennifer Nixon Many people pretend the homeless don’t exist. But when they’re standing on a stage, reciting familiar, 500-year-old words, they’re hard to ignore. Shakespeare at the Shelter takes the working homeless, an often invisible population, and puts them square in the spotlight. This is the third…

LR board OKs funds to aid kids and ex-felons

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette By: Chelsea Boozer The Little Rock Board of Directors approved another round of funding for summer youth and felon re-entry programs Tuesday, and expanded the areas in the city where food trucks can operate. In the past, city directors have questioned what methods are used to gauge the success…

Our House Open New Children’s Center

Our House Open New Children’s Center
KARK Channel 4 News LITTLE ROCK, AR -- A Local organization -- that serves the working homeless -- opened a brand new children's facility today. Our House celebrated the grand opening of its new 5.5 million dollar Children's Center at 302 E. Roosevelt Road in Little Rock. The dedication took…

Our House Unveils $5 Million Youth Center

Our House Unveils $5 Million Youth Center
500 donors help pay for addition Arkansas Democrat-Gazette By Cammie Bellamy Georgia Mjartan says seeing homeless children turned down for space at Our House is one of the hardest parts of her job, and something that happens several times a day. But the executive director of the homeless shelter and services…

Taking it Outdoors

Taking it Outdoors
Terry House dinner event fills the plate for Our House By Bobby Ampezzan Arkansas Democrat-Gazette View Photo Galley here Dinner on the Grounds has become the see-and-be-seen outdoor fundraiser of the year, y'all. Between social connectors Yvette and Andrew Parker and Our House executive director Georgia Mjartan, the event May 2…

John Russell ‘Rusty’ Mathis

John Russell ‘Rusty’ Mathis
Plying one trade or another since childhood, Rusty Mathis loves work that suits his gregarious nature. But the general manager of Ben E. Keith Foods in North Little Rock isn’t all about work - his pen. Arkansas Democrat-Gazette By EMILY VAN ZANDT SPECIAL TO THE DEMOCRAT-GAZETTE PHOTO BY JOHN SYKES JR.…