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— Two checks, totaling almost $15,000, were presented to the Billy V. Hall Senior Activity Center by legislators from the Gravette area.

Making the presentation last Monday was State Senator Kim Hendren, whose check for $10,000 came from the Arkansas General Improvement Fund which allocated money for all senior centers in the state and State Representative Mary Lou Slinkard who presented a check in the amount of $3,676.47, alsofrom the same state fund.

Present for the ceremony were Nadean Raney, Director of Senior Center Services with the Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Arkansas, and Nancy Johnson, Director of Senior Services with the Office of Human Concern.

According to Jerry Mitchell, with the Area Agency on Aging, the funds were appropriated to AEDC which issued checks to the individual centers “with instructions”.

According to Mary KayKelley, Director of the Billy V. Hall Senior Center in Gravette, the funds will be used for construction of a storage building to serve the local center.

Shown in the above photo at the presentation, from the left, are Nadean Raney, with the Area Agency on Aging; State Rep. Mary Lou Slinkard; Mary Kay Kelley, Director of Billy V. Hall Senior Activity Center; State Senator Kim Hendren and Nancy Johnson, with Office of Human Concern.

To Honor Veterans At GHS Assembly

Gravette High School will honor our nation’s veterans at an assembly Wednesday, November 11, at 1:30 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center.

Any and all veterans are welcome and are encouraged to attend since “we would like to honor as many veterans as we can,” said Jaron Porter, GHS civics teacher who is organizing the program.

“If you are a veteran or a relative of a vet, please consider bringing a photograph or summary of your armed forces services to be included. Please bring the information to the high school office as soon as possible.”

News, Pages 1 on 10/21/2009

Print Headline: Senior Center Receives Grants From State Fund

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