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House of blurbs 2 Goodwill Towards Career Seekers

People in northwest Arkansas who need assistance finding a job are invited to attend the Goodwill Industries of Arkansas’ Career Center orientation held every Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. inside the Goodwill retail store in Fayetteville at 3105 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.

During the career center orientation, Goodwill’s career specialists describe Goodwill services and give tips and techniques to help people prepare for and secure employment. Staff follow up with people who attend orientation to develop career plans and work toward reaching career goals. Career specialists served 3,180 people and placed 605 people in NWA in competitive employment last year.

Goodwill Career Centers are equipped with computer labs, printers and free Wi-Fi. Employees are there to assist people who need help using the Internet and software. Anyone needing to use the computer lab for resume writing, job preparation and applying for jobs can do so at no cost to them. All Goodwill career services are offered at no cost to people in the community.

Career services are also available in NWA Goodwill locations in Fayetteville at 705 East Appleby Rd. and in Springdale at 3157 West Sunset Ave. Career Centers are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

House of BlurbsCo-op Launches Coffee Brand

Ozark Natural Foods has just launched a private label coffee brand, Sirius Coffee. The coffee line is the work of local coffee roaster Mountain Bird Coffee & Tea Company, based in Eureka Springs.

Mountain Bird has a focus on sustainability. Its coffee is Rainforest Alliance Certified, the only certification that provides a holistic approach to sustainability, and is sourced directly from Central and South American farms. This provides “seed to cup” traceability. The packaging of the coffee is composed of 60 percent biodegradable materials made from renewable resources such as wood pulp.

Rogers Museum Hosts Pottery

Prehistoric ceremonial pots. Nineteenth century functional crocks. Twentieth century art pottery. The range of pottery used and sometimes made in Arkansas over the centuries will be the subject of a new exhibit opening Oct. 26 at the Rogers Historical Museum. Art from the Earth will focus on ancient pottery, stoneware crockery, and art pottery from the museum’s own collection and other museum and private collections.

Included will be Native American pottery produced by the Mississippians and Caddo group. These simple but important pieces have been found all across the State of Arkansas. Some had practical uses, others ceremonial significance. In the 19th and early 20th centuries American families also used simple, functional items. Stoneware crocks, pitchers, and jugs helped American families preserve food, cure meat, and make sauerkraut in the 19th century. This informative and colorful exhibition will introduce visitors to examples of all these types of pottery. Exhibit panels will explore the history and technology of pottery making over the centuries. Art from the Earth: A Pottery Exhibition will remain on view through February 22, 2014.

Kids Learn Math

University of Arkansas math professors and graduate students will host their inaugural meeting of the Fayetteville Math Club at Fayetteville Public Library on Saturday, Nov. 2, at 2 p.m. in the Walmart Storytime room. The Math Circle is designed for kids in 2nd – 5th grades.

Edmund Harriss will lead the first Fayetteville Math Circle session, “Counting Numbers, Drawing Numbers.” Counting is the simplest of mathematical tasks, yet within that simple sequence of numbers we quickly come across questions and mystery, questions that have called to mathematicians for thousands of years, some of which are still not answered. Harriss will encourage kids to start their own exploration of this world.

The Fayetteville Math Circle will meet the first Saturday of every month at 2 p.m. in the Walmart Storytime Room. More information can be found on Facebook at

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