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PAGE 4 ARKANSAS CATHOLIC AUGUST Z6, in :ation By jo Ann Be|rich CHD A.gsociate Director Little Rock - The Campaign for Hu- man Development (CHD) has made a loan deposit of $50,000 in the only fi- nancial institution in College Station Community. The CHD deposit, now in its fourth year at College Station Credit Union, is used to leverage funds to service the local low-income community's investment needs. College Station is a small community immediately south of 1-440 and the Little Rock airport whose residents are low income. According to Woodrow Keown of the Credit Union, there are currently 274 members of the CSCU with approximately 100 regular deposi- tors. The average loan is small, averag- ing $500 to $1,000, but the availability of loans has meant much to the resi- dents of the small community. One member of the Credit Union shared her story of how the CSCU was there when she needed it. Mabel Ransom is a widow who has ,dl Jo Ann Bemrich Mabel Ransom with her grandsons. lived in Little Rock most of her life. After retiring from 13 years employ- ment with the Little Rock School Dis- trict, she wanted to find secure housing. She remembered how she and her husband, now deceased, bought a house years ago in Little Rock but were unable to maintain it. Friends told her that, as a widow, she would find it easier to buy a house in College Station. She was able fSTATE FARM It's the simple way to al~we~" any : questions about your family insurance protection and it's FREE !CALL ME. 225-1002 Mike Van Vranken, CLU, ChFC Member, Christ the King Parish Little Rock, AR 72211 Auto - Life - Health - Home k....Business adventures... to San Antonio Nov. 23- 26, 1990 See the Christmas lights on San Antonio's River Walk. Attend a Mariachi Mass at the historic Mission San Jose. Don't miss the fun. Call Lou Obersta today for complete info. 376-8033 / 1-800-648-8199 UNIGLOBE Northstar Travel 312 Rock St., Little Rock to buy an older house but was cramped for space and wanted to add a room. Ransom was able to finance the home improvement through the College Sta- tion Credit Union. She applied for a loan of $5,000, which she repaid over a period of five years. One week before Christmas, 1989, just as she made the last payment, her house burned. She tells how friends and neighbors rallied around. "We got burned out in the morning and by 5:30 PM we had a place to stay," she recalls. Her insurance rebuilt the house but did not replace furniture. She has replaced a few pieces but refuses to mortgage her house to buy furniture. Keown says the people served by the Credit Union refuse to mortgage their homes. Ransom says she has not regretted moving to College Station although "some would give it a bad name." "I don't see it, everybody here has been good to me," she says. "The Credit Union helped me to have a better place to live." The Campaign for Human Development's $50,000 deposit helps College Station Credit Union finance the self-help projects of local residents as they strive to improve their com- munity. Catholic daughters board to meet Little Rock - The state board of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas will meet on Sunday, Sept. 9, at 10 AM in the St. Theresa School cafeteria. All local court officers are encouraged to attend. Bishop condemns murders of Colombo, Sri Lanka (CNS) - Anthony Raymond Peiris Sri Lanka, has issued a statement demning the murder of more Moslems praying in a mosque. "We condemn most barbaric massacre of innocent who are our very own people, of our country," said the bishop's ment, issued in his capacity as the National Catholic Commission. .Justice, Peace and Human ment. News reports said gers of Tamil Eelam rebels "hacked shot to death at least 144 eastern Sri Lanka," according sources and Moslems leaders. Moslems reacted by killing 37 in an attack on a refugee camp. The British news agency Reuters reported that a rebel spokesperson nied responsibility and claimed army committed the murders to discord between Tamils and The justice and peace statement lamented the "cruel tion of human life" and listed other recent attacks on ians. Three of the attacks were religious groups. Calling the massacres "the outcome of an unsettled violence and terror," the state pealed to "those responsi the safety of all citizens, especially innocent poor, who are "easy violence. I view'point (vyoo'-point) The page 2 point of view.y Send us yours. We need 500 words (or so) and a photograph. Arkansas Catholic P.O. Box 7417 Little Rock 72217 Pastoral Services Chaplain desired for progressive 188 bed acute comprehen- sive care medical center. Four. units CPE training" required, two units being advanced units. Must have chaplain status with NACC or fellow with COC. Full time position. Opportunity present to minister in various areas of hospital. Send resume to: Sister Cheryl Sylvester, Vice-Pres. Mission Effectiveness. Mt. Carmel Medical Center Centennial & Rouse Pittsburg, KS 66762 mmmmmmmmmmmnmmmmmmmmm'mmmmmmmm m 2 Positions Available m m m m m mm DIRECTOR OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION m AND YOUTH MINISTER m m m | I. | | mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm St. Richard Parish in Jackson, MS is accepting applications for a Director of Religious Educa- t_ion and a full-time Youth Minister. For infor- mation contact: ST. RICHARD PARISH, P O Box 16547 Jackson, MS 39236 or call 1-601-366-2335