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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.…

Sun rises on big day for devotees

Sun rises on big day for devotees
Easter tradition attracts more than 1,000 to downtown LR Arkansas Democrat-Gazette By Aziza Muza Photographer Melissa Sue Gerrits More than 15 years ago, Frances Johnson went to her first sunrise Easter service, and she’s been back every year since. But this year proved a little more special for the Little…

Programs get grants to help homeless

Two dozen agencies to share $4.3 million in Continuum of Care funds Arkansas Democrat-Gazette By Emily Walkenhorst Although Teronica Snell has only lived at Our House for three months, she’s already felt her life begin to change. She feels supported and more stable than when she was moving from place to…

Excitement Afoot on Shoe-Store Trip

Excitement Afoot on Shoe-Store Trip
With a free pair, some kids walk on air after LR shelter’s shopping trip. Arkansas Democrat-Gazette By Chelsea Boozer Photographer Melissa Gerrits   Barely 4 feet tall, Lillian Vandett immediately rushed over to gawk at the high heels. “I’m getting these!” the 8-year-old shrieked, holding up a pair of hot…

5-year Our House Volunteer Sad Her Service Must End

“In one single image, Amanda was able to capture everything I always wanted to say about Our House” By Chelsea Boozer This article was published March 7, 2014 at 2:35 a.m. Amanda Woods spent the past five years living below the federal poverty level as a full-time volunteer at Our House…

Big Red Ball Homebrew Contest Photo Galleries

Big Red Ball Homebrew Contest Photo Galleries
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Posted: Jan 17th, 2014 The Big Red Ball Homebrew Contest Jan. 17, 2014 at Macarthur Museum of Military History in Little Rock. The winner of the contest will be crowned the official Beer of the Little Rock Kickball Association. Proceeds benefit Our House in Little Rock. Click here…

It’s a Big Year for Our House’s Child Care

It’s a Big Year for Our House’s Child Care
Homeless shelter’s new center opens in June, doubling Little Learners capacity Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. See full article here. By Chelsea BoozerPhoto by Staton BreidenthalThis article was published January 2, 2014 at 4:48 a.m. “We want to send a message to parents of homeless children that you are worth investing in. You…

Bike Jerseys Benefit Shelter’s Kids

Bike Jerseys Benefit Shelter’s Kids
"I was moved that he was able to take his passion for cycling and use that in his work for the center,” she says. “So many people just see cycling as a sport, but for our residents, a bicycle is how they get to their jobs and appointments. They don’t…

Does Our House work? Just talk to Mary Shue

One of the unsung heroes of the charity economy are the “alumni” who stay on active duty. By Bobby Ampezzan This article was published November 24, 2013 at 4:05 a.m. One of the unsung heroes of the charity economy are the “alumni” who stay on active duty. To be clear,…