Walton Family Foundation Awards $454.4M in Grants in 2016

Walton Family Foundation Awards $454.4M in Grants in 2016

The Walton Family Foundation awarded $454.4 million in grants for K-12 education and environmental programs, home region and special projects in 2016, according to the nonprofit's annual report released on Monday.
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Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame Inducts 10 for 2017 Class

The Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame on Friday announced ten inductees to its third class, which includes three posthumous honorees and one organization.
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DRA Plans To Spend $460K Through New Arts Initiative

The Delta Regional Authority on Wednesday announced its new Delta Creative Placemaking Initiative and intention to contribute nearly $460,000 to stimulate economic and community development efforts in local communities through the region's arts and culture sectors.
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Aromatique Founder Patti Upton Dies At 79

Patti Upton, founder of multimillion dollar company Aromatique, died Tuesday at her home on Eden Isle in Heber Springs following a brief illness. She was 79.
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