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Retired teachers hear from local organizations

Submitted information | For The Arkadelphian

The Clark County Retired Teachers Association has been quite busy in recent weeks, hearing from local organizations and learning about their missions.

Rosie Huddleston showed the Clark County Retired Teachers Association some of her creative baskets. She has been to many weaving classes so she shared several techniques in forming a variety of woven items.

Rosie Huddleston, left, shows some of her creative baskets. | Submitted photo

Keith Runyan, registered investment advisor, spoke to the CCRTA about several ways to make sure their money works for them. He covered several topics, such as bonds versus stocks, annuities, long-term care and answered questions from the group. During that meeting the CCRTA gave $125 to The CALL, helping adopted children, for the November donation.

Keith Runyan

The CCRTA also heard from Ashlee Dixon, director of admissions at Henderson State University, who talked about the Men United’s Back to School backpack program. She said 2023 will be the group’s 15th year to distribute supplies to people in need.

Ashlee Dixon discusses the Men United backpack program. | Submitted photo

The group were informed about a new organization in Arkadelphia. Elaine Collins and Brenda Hardee talked about the Moms Demand Action, a campaign to reduce child gun deaths. They want to teach responsible gun safety, especially with young children. The organization stresses they’re not opposed to guns but wants to ensure young gun users understand firearm safety. The program began in Arkadelphia two years ago and is open to all in Clark County.

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