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PAGE 8 THE GUARDIAN, DECEMBER 24, 1982 Helping Hand Upping Aid to Needy q N. Little Rock -- The Catholic Social Services Center in North Little Rock has a new name, a new ad- visory board and an expanded mission. With all that growing, now it needs a bigger home. Known by many as "Sister Annella's," the center's offic- ial name has been changed to The Helping Hand. The center's advisory board chose , ,,,.t the t1: lw name tO -^r^ ecumenical mission seen for the works the center carries out. Several North Pulaski County Protestant churches have indicated a desire to participate in the activities. The Helping Handis located at 112 East 24th Street here. It provides food, clothing, furniture, appliances and other items for people who cannot afford the things they need to keep themselves and their families alive. There is no charge for food for those who need it, but there is a small price for the other items, sold in the center's store. Sister Annella Willett, O.S.B., the director, says that, through the years, she has discovered that people take pride in purchasing when they can, rather than taking handouts. The most expensive piece of clothing in the store is likely to be a coat, which might sell for about four dollars. Sister Annella, who has operated the center for six years, is assisted by volun- teers from all over the county. These people donate their time, the items that are distributed and their money, which is used to buy: part of the food and to pay for the center's expenses. through the summer and, in August, 904 families (2,731 individuals) were helped. In September, this figure dropped to 522 families (1,638 persons), but unemployment is increasing again and winter is coming. It is expected that the number of people needing help will climb again. To assist the volunteer organization in meeting more of the existing needs, the Catholic parishes in Pulaski County have formed an ad- visory board for The Helping Hand. Each parish has a member on the board and it is chaired by Henry Tuck of Christ the King parish. The other members are Loretta Longinotti, Our Lady of Good Counsel; Carole Canino, Our Lady of the Holy Souls; W. J. (Jack) Schweiger, Cathedral of St. Andrew; Kathleen Stimson, St. Anne's; Robert Sister Annella Willett Theresa's; George Higgens, Immaculate Conception, and Father Royce Thomas, St. Andrew's; Father William Burke, St. Patrick's; Sister Annella, The Helping Hand, and Sister Cecilia Ann Moix, of the Diocesan Social Ser- vices Office. The board's objectives include giving advice and assistance on the business end of the center's operation and on solicitation of more donations of all types, in- cluding ideas on how to ef- fectively serve those who need help. Currently, the board is seeking a new home for The Helping Hand. Its present facility is too small for efficient distribution of goods and provides no place for private family financial counseling. Additional help can be provided now that other religious groups want to participate, but a new building urgently is needed. can be leased inexpensively is asked Henry Tuck at warehouse or unused building is what the seeking, but other buildings may The center also asks volunteers and food, clothing, appliances. A spt seasonal project is port a Family for program, which family providing food or, needed items to family .which cannot them. Persons who terested in assisting in these ways are asked Sister Annella at The , Hand, 758-0909. "To serve There are large numbers of Lexing and Louis Tom Pruitt, Loraine Bane, Immacul.ate Anyone who knows of a WOUld people inArkansastodaywho St. Augustine's; Lawrence Heart of Mary. There are building in the areas near served" need help. 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Father Herbert Vogelpohl, O.S.B., director, said those elected were Mrs. Alicia Minden Classen, Springdale; Mr. and Mrs. George Giusti, Hot Springs; Miss Rose Marie Nabholz, Little Rock; Mrs. Emma Rock, Hot Springs; Francis J. Ryan, Wynne, and Mrs. Azile Wrape, Little cover a span of 27 centuries. The collection will stay at the Metropolitan from February 26 to June 12, 1983, before travelling to other cities in the United States. Art experts have proclaimed the statue of Apollo Belvedere as "crown jewel" of the exhibit. The ancient sculpture of the sun god stands seven feet high and it is hoped that visitors will be given the effect of the Belvedere Courtyard in the Vatican in which it usually stands. Restoration of the first-century Roman statue was in progress for over a year with iron pegs which had "The Best In Shee Ib4l" Rock. rusted being replaced with In addition, Ron and Mary stainless steel pins. After a Phone 666-9731 Lensing, North Little Rock, victory, Napoleon seized the 9n3 K ..... ,, were appointed to replace "  '"" Fred and Peg Bandelin, now sculpture and took it to Paris, but it was shortly returned to trlSa of Memphis, Tenn., for a two- the Vatican and has remained MB*I year term (1983-84). there ever since. Bronzes, ivories, enamel work, terracotta models by Bernini, the great sculptor, Gre  gold and silver threaded I k Guide textiles, a tapestry by a er Little Roc Raphael and an altar cross from St. Peter's are among [ lf'EDFORD DRUG STORE" j dl--- LIVII l the collection attesting to the history of the Popes as / Rexall J l"-I. RII _ I patrons of the arts. / c.,. wmjht- t.l. Nk,tt, x [ BLJ" ..'-'',_''" I Paintings by Perugino, Fra / ,,A,.,c. I "',,,'..,.:...'." ..... | Angelica, Leonardo da Vinci, | Plbone $14-4926 I '-'.".'. ." I Caravaggio and Poussin have % 9tStAtSTNtHtHdtll[i[T t ................ been restored by Vatican Museum conservators as a AdvertiSeln I Isenman Distributing Company Little lira, kka, sas preparation for lending their art. The emphasis is on the history of St. Peter's and its mission, divided into five sections which depict five architectural milestones in the Church's development. Old St. Peter's, built in the fourth century, represents the first section. The second section covers the Renais- sance and the Baroque and approximates the building of the new St. Peter's. The third section includes 18th- century art when the Vatican had three depositories, the Museo Sacro (sacred works of art), the Pio-Clementio (for Roman antiquities that were being excavated) and the Pinacoteca. Archeological treasures (Greek and Etruscan vases, statues, Roman portraits) are dominant in the fourth sec- tion. The twentieth century, represented by such modern masters as Matisse and Roualt, comprises section five and is from the Collection of Modern Religious Art, 5509 J.F.K. the exhibit to this country. Agreement has been reached objection to sending away whereby the Vatican Museum works of art." will receive a 10 per cent NORTH LITrLE royalty on the sale of Following the New York exhibit, there will be showings 374-0312 reproductions such as at the Art Institute of Chicago posters, postcards and and the Fine Arts Museum of JOHN BARNES publications. San Francisco. An estimate of DIRECTOR In response to an uproar at least one million are ex- from art experts who pected to view the exhibit in deplored the decision to send each city. 00NBI00U LG00nl)rttu. MILLER DISTRIBUTORS OF ARKANSAS FORT SMITH00 BURFORD DII INC.