Day: November 1, 2005

Eucharistic Congress celebrate end of eucharistic year

LITTLE ROCK, AR – Catholics from around the state gathered at the Bartom Colisium at the Arkansas State Fairgrounds in Little Rock on Oct. 29 for a special Eucharistic Congress. This historic, multicultural event marked the end of the Year of the Eucharist, a yearlong religious celebration for the global Catholic community.

It was estimated that more that more that 5,000 Arkansas Catholics participated in the event.

Catholics of all ages from various cultures united as “One” to celebrate the conclusion of the Diocese of Little Rock’s Year of the Eucharist. Bishop J. Peter…

Staying Connected With Teens

The latest rite of passage for many of today’s teens has less to do with getting a driver’s license or a later curfew than it does with talking to parents and taking on more responsibility.

The new “rite” involves teens getting their own cell phones-and for many parents, it represents a great way to stay in touch with on-the-go teens, while granting them a little added freedom. However for teens, cell phones are often about more than just making calls and learning about managing phone plans. They’re also a way to communicate their personal style and express their independence….

Folic Acid Every Day: Tips for Women

CL — Every day, women practice their own health and beauty regimens–brushing their teeth, moisturizing, exercising, eating nutritious foods–but how many women include folic acid in their daily routine? What many women don’t know is that folic acid can benefit their health in many areas. But increasing consumption of the nutrient is most known for its ability to reduce the occurrence of babies born with spina bifida.

Spina bifida, an incomplete closure of the spinal column, is the most common permanently disabling birth defect in the United States, and occurs more frequently among…

Golden Apple Awards

LITTLE ROCK, AR — Gov. Mike Huckabee presented the Golden Apple Awards to the state’s top 10 academic school districts Tuesday night at a ceremony in the Governor’s Mansion. The Valley View School District won first place.

Arkansas Chamber of Commerce lead discussion in immigration reform

HOT SPRINGS, AR — During the 77th Arkansas Chamber of Commerce meeting the issue of immigration was discussed with a panel of experts from the policy and business perspective.

The panel was formed by Angela Schnuerle, special assistant Hispanic affairs for U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln, David Boling, Randel Johnson V.P. labor, immigration and employee benefits of the Chamber of Commerce, Steve Patterson, chief of staff for U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln and Archie Shaffer V.P. of governmental affairs for Tyson Foods.

The Arkansas Chamber of Commerce supports the…

Iowa middle school science teacher named Wal-Mart’s National Teacher of the Year

BENTONVILLE, AR — An outstanding educator who instills a passion for science in sixth and seventh graders has been named the Wal-Mart National Teacher of the Year. Dr. Hector Ibarra of West Branch Middle School in West Branch, Iowa, was selected by Phi Delta Kappa International, a national professional education association, from a pool of teachers from all 50 states and Puerto Rico in the 10th year of the program.

Ibarra’s impressive track record of bringing science to life for young people was a strong reason for his selection as the Wal-Mart Iowa State Teacher of the Year…

Act Now! UALR and AMBDR to help small Business in disaster preparations

LITTLE ROCK, AR — UALR’s Small Business Development Center and the Arkansas Minority Business Development Roundtable, AMBDR, will cosponsor a seminar Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2005, aimed at helping businesses prepare for a disaster.

Timothy Lee, ASBDC’s computer training specialist who holds an undergraduate degree in disaster preparedness and has more than 14 years of professional experience as a federal-level emergency manager will speak at the seminar, discussing local hazards, how to prepare a business for future disasters, and what assistance will be available following a major…

Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes

Cooking Method: Bake

Prep Time: 20

Cooking Time: 20-30 minutes

Makes: 18 servings (2 mini cheesecakes each)



1 cup ground walnuts

4 teaspoons granulated sugar

1 tablespoon Fleischmann’s® Original-stick, melted


2 packages (8 ounces each) reduced fat cream cheese, (Neufchatel)

1/2 cup canned pumpkin

1/4 cup granulated sugar

1/4 cup granulated sugar substitute

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Dash ground cloves

Dash ground nutmeg

2 eggs…