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The History Makers Print E-mail
Tuesday, 13 September 2011 07:47


CHICAGO (September, 2011) – On Friday, September 23, 2011 as students across the country begin the new school year, two Little Rock, Arkansas area HistoryMakers will join more than 500 African American HistoryMakers nation-wide for the 2nd Annual Back to School With The HistoryMakersprogram. This year’s participants are civil rights lawyer and activist Adjoa Aiyetoro(Stuttgart High School) and President Clinton’s former diarist Janis F. Kearney.

Lower White River Museum State Park Opens Civil War Exhibit Print E-mail
Wednesday, 07 September 2011 20:15

The Lower White River Museum State Park Civil War exhibit is now open. The exhibit opening was held August 27 and featured guest speakers Dewitt Yingling and Curtis and Bill Arnold. This exhibit focuses on the “Des Arc Rangers: Co. B 1stMounted Rifles” This unit was formed...

DeValls Bluff Catholic Church Named by the Historic Preservation Alliance as One of Arkansas's Most Endangered Historic Places in 2011 Print E-mail
Wednesday, 07 September 2011 20:00

St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in DeValls Bluff, Prairie County, was built in 1912. The parish was established in 1904 and the extant building was the second church building for this congregation. Catholic priests began serving the assemblage near DeValls Bluff in the 1870s. The history of the church is tied closely to the history of immigration in Arkansas’s Grand Prairie. Following the death of the last remaining parishioner, St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church was abandoned by the Church in 1986 and was unused by the community.

Flood Victim Dollars Disbursed Print E-mail
Tuesday, 23 August 2011 12:31

The River Rat Pageant that was held in June at the Prairie County Community Center and sponsored by Arnold Family Foundation has disbursed the funds to flood victims in the Biscoe/DeValls Bluff area. There were six applicants and all were approved. Mike and Stacy Sawyer, the event organizers, delivered a Wal-Mart or Lowe’s gift card in the amount of

Civil War Exhibit Opening Print E-mail
Tuesday, 16 August 2011 17:14

The Lower White River Museum State Park cordially invites you to attend the exhibit opening of “Des Arc Rangers: Co. B 1stMounted Rifles” on Saturday, August 27, 2011.  This exhibit details and interprets this Calvary unit that formed in Des Arc in 1861. The exhibit will open at 10:30 a. m. with guest speaker, Curtis Arnold at

New Professional Dance Company in Arkansas Launches this September! Print E-mail
Tuesday, 16 August 2011 08:14

“New Creation Dance Company”, a faith-based professional dance company focusing on ballet and modern dance, will be launching this September in central Arkansas. The ultimate goals of the new company are to glorify God and to minister to others through artistic expression. The company consists of five members and one apprentice, ranging in age from 20-29. The dancers come from a variety of different backgrounds, but all share the same passion for dance and love for Jesus Christ. They will come together this fall for a common purpose of facilitating worship through dance. This is not only Arkansas’ first-ever professional faith-based dance company, but also the first one to focus on more than one dance style.

DeValls Bluff Under Fire Print E-mail
Thursday, 28 July 2011 20:27

DeValls Bluff was a major Union post on the White River after 1863 and a key Confederate position before that. The town's rich Civil War heritage is now being commemorated through five new wayside exhibits that have been recently erected at Rhodes Park in downtown, the White River Basin near City Hall, near the historic Castleberry Hotel, and at Oakland Cemetery.

We Believe Basketball Camp Print E-mail
Thursday, 30 June 2011 22:33

The Arnold Family Foundation is excited to present this feature by, Channel 7 on the inaugural We Believe Camp in...

Miss River Rat 2011 in Review Print E-mail
Wednesday, 22 June 2011 20:12

The Arnold Family Foundation recently sponsored the 1st Annual Miss River Rat male beauty pageant and it was a huge success. $3500 was raised for local flood victims from the DeVallsBluff and Biscoe area! Matt Mosler was the event’s hysterical master of ceremonies. There were many “pretty ladies” in the pageant flaunting their stuff for our judges Chris Converse, Tammy Lackie, and Raven Walton.

Download this file (river.pdf)Grant Application[Fill out the attached form to apply for flood relief funds]
New Creation Dance Company Auditions Print E-mail
Friday, 03 June 2011 17:00

The New Creation Dance Company is a new professional, faith-based dance company that is set to begin rehearsing for performances in September.  We are seeking experienced dancers who share a desire to minister to others through the art of dance.  Dancers will be compensated for their time commitment. 

Arnold Family Foundation To Sponsor Flood Relief Benefit Print E-mail
Thursday, 02 June 2011 12:09

The Arnold Family Foundation is proud to be a sponsor of the upcoming "Miss River Rat Pageant 2011" in an effort to raise funds for victims who suffered from the recent flooding in DeValls Bluff and surrounding areas.  The "Miss River Rat Pageant", a MALE beauty pageant, will be held at the Prairie County Community Center in DeValls Bluff (Former High School Auditorium) on June 10th, 2011 at 7 p.m. 

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