The J.J. and Beulah White Foundation is seeking proposals for the awards of grants in 2018.The foundation specifically benefits non-profit organizations in Phillips County, Arkansas. During 2018 the foundation will award a grant or grants up to $10,000 to qualifying entities in Phillips County. The Foundation Board meets twice yearly to evaluate and make selections of these grants. Your proposal should include the following information:

A. Name, address, phone number, and email address of your organization.

B. Name of primary contact at your organization.

C. Tax ID number and proof of non-profit status.

D. A detailed explanation of the project you are requesting support for, its total cost, the benefit to your organization sits impact on Phillips County. Your proposal should include any drawings, pictures, renditions, schematics, or other media which will laid the Board in understanding the project.

Your proposal should be recieved no later than December 31, 2017

mail proposal to :
Barbie Washburn
905 Carruth
Marvell, AR 72366

Grant awards will be presented in January 2018.

Elaine Massacre Gets Second Look 98 Years Later(Arkansas Matters) In an isolated part of the Arkansas Delta, the sun shines on fertile farmland for as far as the eye can see. Exactly what took root in the cotton field, still haunts this Phillips County community.

Elaine,AR is Birdhouse Capitol of the World(Arkansas Matters) In the East Arkansas town of Elaine, there are more birdhouses than people. 

Along the Mississippi(New York Times) The Great River Road, the byway that runs next to the
Mississippi River, was the organizing principle of a road trip that took a family through the history of this land.

Business 2 Business is a new chamber initiative that will empower members to compete for fellow chamber member business. Share your goods and service needs with fellow chamber members and have them compete for your business. B2B is also your way to share leas on business opportunities that you would like to share.

Local community advocates are pleased to announce a new program called WE CARE.
mission is to clean up Helena-West Helena through a concentrated volunteer effort. By working together to mobilizing both citizen groups and individuals, we can make our community a clean and inviting place to live, work, and play. All social, civic, fraternal, religious entities, local businesses, schools and individuals are encouraged to volunteer. For more information, contact Larry Evans at

Academy program to expand in Helena(Arkansas Democrat-Gazette): The Helena West-Helena School District's "Academy of Excellence" program caught the eye of statewide education reporter, Cynthia Howell, who shared news about the program's success in the Education Notebook section of the Sunday, August 27 edition of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.