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100 years ago

Nov. 8, 1919

HOT SPRINGS -- The annual orientation of the Arkansas Federation of Clubs ended here today with the election of officers. Mrs. A.W. Troupe of Pine Bluff was elected president to succeed Mrs. H.C. Gibson of Little Rock.

50 years ago

Nov. 8, 1969

• Mrs. Jim L. Nichols of 3901 Elam Street has received the Bronze Star Medal with "V" Device, the Purple Heart and other service medals for her son, Cpl. Wilburt N. Hines, who was killed in Vietnam December 6, 1968. The awards were presented in a formal ceremony at her home by Col. Richard H. Verheul, senior Army advisor for Arkansas. Hines was cited for meritorious conduct while defending his ground position against an opposing hostile force. Defending his bunker while under heavy enemy mortar attack, he enabled his comrades to draw back to a safer position. Hines entered the Army on May 20, 1968. He served in Battery A, 615th Artillery, 23d Artillery Group until his death.

25 years ago

Nov. 8, 1994

• Little Rock School District administrators presented school board members Monday with a menu of programs and services that could be cut or restructured to reduce expenses in the 1995-96 school year. Superintendent Henry Williams has said the district must plan to cut $6 million to $10 million in costs for next year unless revenues increase. The district made cuts and adjustments of $7 million for the current year. Information on potential areas for budget cuts was preliminary and did not include current costs. Board members took no action, other than to ask some general questions about existing programs. The board typically adopts an annual budget in late spring or summer. In addition to board approval, the district budget also must be reviewed and approved by U.S. District Judge Susan Webber Wright, who monitors the district's compliance with its desegregation plan.

10 years ago

Nov. 8, 2009

• Little Rock-based New Futures for Youth Inc. was awarded an $800,000 federal grant to help fledgling area nonprofit groups become better organized. The federal grant, known as the Strengthening Communities Fund, is part of the federal stimulus program and requires a 20 percent match from the city of Little Rock. Although the city faces a $6 million decline in revenue next year, City Manager Bruce Moore said that he still favors grant programs that attract a large pool of money to the city with small match requirements. Over the next two years, Little Rock plans to contribute about $200,000 to the program, of which half was already earmarked to New Futures for Youth programming, Moore said. New Futures for Youth is one of several organizations the city contracts with to provide prevention, intervention and treatment services in the community. The award will provide mini-grants to local organizations so they can learn how to organize a board of directors, file information with the government and apply for grants that will help them reach more people. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services grant requires that the organizations focus on economic development, including helping residents find jobs and obtain better quality jobs.

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