January 20, 2010 Edition

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Grandparents' Corner

Cooper, five, Emily, three, and Lucy, four months, are the grandchildren of the late Rick Cleveland, who grew up and graduated from high school in Walnut Ridge.

They are the great-grandchildren of Grace Cleveland of Searcy and the late Art Cleveland, former residents of Walnut Ridge, and the great-nephew and great-nieces of Shirley Guy of Walnut Ridge.

Their parents are Richard and Karen Cleveland of Little Rock.

Haiti earthquake offers us lessons

The devastating earthquake centered at Port-au-Prince, Haiti, last Tuesday has brought to the forefront many issues, reactions and revelations. Some of ours are as follows.
  • Haiti is really not too far from us. Just below Cuba, it is not too many miles from the tip of Florida.

  • It is a modern-day phenomenon that so many millions of dollars are being raised by people calling an 800 number or using their cell phones to text $10 donations to the American Red Cross and UNICEF. CNN has been promoting the organizations and asking the public to donate while televising special coverage of the earthquake aftermath and rescue efforts.
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