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(AK-211: dp. 2,382 (It.); 1. 338'6"; b. 50'; dr. 29,, s.
12 k.; cpl. 85; a. 1 3"; cl. Alamosa; T. C1-M-AV1)

Sebastian (AK-211) was laid down on 10 August 1944 under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 2165) by the Leathem D. Smith Shipbuilding Co. Sturgeon Bay, Wisc., launched on 21 December 1944 sponsored by Miss J.C. Sullivan; delivered to the Maritime Commission on 31 January 1945; acquired by the Navy on loan charter on 10 August 1945 converted to an AK at New Orleans, and commissioned on 11 September 1945.

Commissioned after the end of World War II, Sebastian was retained by the Navy only briefly. She was decommissioned on 14 November 1945 and simultaneously returned to the Maritime Commission's War Shipping Administration for subsequent maritime service under the name Coastal Highflyer. The name Sebastian was struck from the Navy list on 28 November 1945.

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Formation and early years (1994–1998) Edit

Belle and Sebastian were formed in Glasgow, Scotland in 1994 by Stuart Murdoch and Stuart David, both of whom had enrolled at Stow College's Beatbox programme for unemployed musicians. [5] Together, with music professor Alan Rankine (formerly of The Associates), they recorded some demos, which were picked up by the college's Music Business course that produces and releases one single each year on the college's label, Electric Honey. As the band had a number of songs already and the label was extremely impressed with the demos, Belle and Sebastian were allowed to record a full-length album, which was recorded mostly live over three days, entitled Tigermilk. Murdoch once described the band as a "product of botched capitalism". [5] The band took their name from a short story Murdoch had written inspired by the television adaptation of the French novel Belle et Sébastien about a six-year-old boy and his dog. [6] [7]

Tigermilk was recorded in three days and originally only one thousand copies were pressed in vinyl. [6] As of 2007, these original copies were valued up to £400. [8] [9] [10] The warm reception the album received inspired Murdoch and David to turn the band into a full-time project, recruiting Stevie Jackson (guitar and vocals), Isobel Campbell (cello/vocals), Chris Geddes (keys) and Richard Colburn (drums) to fill out the group.

After the success of the debut album, Belle and Sebastian were signed to Jeepster Records in August 1996 and If You're Feeling Sinister, their second album, was released on 18 November. [10] The album was named by Spin as one of the 100 greatest albums between 1985 and 2005, [11] and it is widely considered the band's masterpiece. [12] Just before the recording of Sinister, Sarah Martin (violin/vocals) joined the band. Following this a series of EPs were released in 1997. [13] The first of these was Dog on Wheels, which contained four demo tracks recorded before the real formation of the band. In fact, the only long-term band members to play on the songs were Murdoch, David, and Mick Cooke, who played trumpet on the EP but would not officially join the band until a few years later. It charted at No. 59 in the UK singles chart. [10]

The Lazy Line Painter Jane EP followed in July. The track was recorded in the church where Murdoch lived [14] and features vocals from Monica Queen. The EP narrowly missed out on the UK top 40, peaking at No. 41. [10] The last of the 1997 EPs was October's 3.. 6.. 9 Seconds of Light. The EP was made Single of the Week in both the NME and Melody Maker and reached No. 32 in the charts, thus becoming the band's first top 40 single. [10]

Critical acclaim and line-up changes (1998–2003) Edit

The band released their third LP, The Boy with the Arab Strap in 1998, and it reached No. 12 in the UK charts. [16] Arab Strap garnered an NPR interview [17] and positive reviews from Rolling Stone [18] and the Village Voice, [14] among others however, the album has its detractors, [19] including Pitchfork, who gave the album a particularly poor review, calling it a "parody" of their earlier work (Pitchfork has since removed the review from their website and re-reviewed the album positively in 2018). [20] [21] During the recording of the album, long-time studio trumpet-player Mick Cooke was asked to join the band as a full member. [8] The This Is Just a Modern Rock Song EP followed later that year. [22]

In 1999, the band was awarded with Best Newcomer (for their third album) at the BRIT Awards, upsetting better-known acts such as Steps and 5ive. [23] That same year, the band hosted their own festival, the Bowlie Weekender. Tigermilk was also given a full release by Jeepster before the band started work on their next LP. The result was Fold Your Hands Child, You Walk Like a Peasant, which became the band's first top 10 album in the UK. [10] A stand-alone single, "Legal Man", reached No. 15 and gave them their first appearance on Top of the Pops. [24]

As the band's popularity and recognition was growing worldwide, their music began appearing in films and on television. The 2000 film High Fidelity mentions the band (negatively, with Jack Black's character referring to them as "Old Sad Bastard" and disdaining their soft style) and features a clip from the song "Seymour Stein" from The Boy with the Arab Strap. [25] Also, the title track from Arab Strap was played over the end credits of the UK television series Teachers, [26] and the lyric "Colour my life with the chaos of trouble" from the song was quoted by one of the characters in the 2009 film (500) Days of Summer.

Stuart David soon left the band to concentrate on his side project, Looper, and his book writing, which included his The Idle Thoughts of a Daydreamer. [27] He was replaced by Bobby Kildea of V-Twin. The "Jonathan David" single, sung by Stevie Jackson, was released in June 2001 and was followed by "I'm Waking Up to Us" in November. "I'm Waking Up to Us" saw the band use an outside producer (Mike Hurst) for the first time. [28] Most of 2002 was spent touring and recording a soundtrack album, Storytelling (for Storytelling by Todd Solondz). [29] Campbell left the band in the spring of 2002, in the middle of the band's North American tour to pursue a solo career, first as The Gentle Waves, and later under her own name. She later collaborated with singer Mark Lanegan on three albums. [30] [31]

Label change and return to success (2003–2010) Edit

The band left Jeepster in 2002, signing a four-album deal with Rough Trade Records. [32] Their first album for Rough Trade, Dear Catastrophe Waitress, was released in 2003 and was produced by Trevor Horn. [33] The album showed a markedly more "produced" sound compared to their first four LPs, [34] as the band was making a concerted effort to produce more "radio-friendly" music. [33] The album was warmly received and is credited with restoring the band's "indie cred". [6] The album also marked the return of Murdoch as the group's primary songwriter, following the poorly received Fold Your Hands Child, You Walk Like a Peasant and Storytelling, both of which were more collaborative than the band's early work. [35] A documentary DVD, Fans Only, was released by Jeepster in October 2003, featuring promotional videos, live clips and unreleased footage. [12] A single from the album, "Step into My Office, Baby" followed in November 2003 it would be their first single to be taken from an album, [32] and included a track recorded with Divine Comedy producer Darren Allison entitled Love on the March.

The Thin Lizzy-inspired "I'm a Cuckoo" was the second single from the album. [34] [36] It achieved their highest chart position yet, reaching No. 14 in the UK. [31] The Books EP followed, a double A-side single led by "Wrapped Up in Books" from Dear Catastrophe Waitress and the new "Your Cover's Blown". This EP became the band's third top 20 UK release, and the band was nominated for both the Mercury Music Prize and an Ivor Novello Award. In January 2005, B&S was voted Scotland's greatest band in a poll by The List, beating Simple Minds, Idlewild, Travis, Franz Ferdinand, and The Proclaimers, among others. [37]

In April 2005, members of the band visited Israel and the Palestinian territories with the UK charity War on Want [38] the group subsequently recorded a song inspired by the trip titled "The Eighth Station of the Cross Kebab House", which would first appear on the digital-download version of the charity album Help!: A Day in the Life and would later have a physical release as a B-side on 2006's "Funny Little Frog" single. Push Barman to Open Old Wounds, a compilation of the Jeepster singles and EPs, was released in May 2005 while the band were recording their seventh album in California. The result of the sessions was The Life Pursuit, produced by Tony Hoffer. [38] [39] The album, originally intended to be a double album, [40] became the band's highest-charting album upon its release in February 2006, peaking at No. 8 in the UK and No. 65 on the US Billboard 200. [41] [42] "Funny Little Frog", which preceded it, also proved to be their highest-charting single, debuting at No. 13. [12]

On 6 July 2006, the band played a historic [43] show with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl. [44] The opening act at the 18,000 seat sell-out concert was The Shins. [45] The members of the band see this as a landmark event, with Stevie Jackson saying, "This is the biggest thrill of my entire life". [46] In October 2006, members of the band helped put together a CD collection of new songs for children titled Colours Are Brighter, with the involvement of major bands such as Franz Ferdinand and The Flaming Lips. [47]

On 18 November 2008 the band released The BBC Sessions, which features songs from the period of 1996–2001 (including the last recordings featuring Isobel Campbell before she left the band), along with a second disc featuring a recording of a live performance in Belfast from Christmas 2001. [48]

Recent years (2010–present) Edit

On 17 July 2010, the band performed their first UK gig in almost four years to a crowd of around 30,000 at Latitude Festival in Henham Park, Southwold. [49] They performed two new songs, "I Didn't See It Coming" and "I'm Not Living in the Real World". [50]

Their eighth studio album, released in the UK and internationally on 25 September 2010, was titled Belle and Sebastian Write About Love. [51] The first single from the album, as well as the record's title track "Write About Love", was released in the US on 7 September 2010. Write About Love entered the UK albums chart in its first week of release, peaking at No. 8 as of 19 October 2010. [52] Norah Jones is featured on the track "Little Lou, Ugly Jack, Prophet John". [53]

In December 2010 Belle and Sebastian curated the sequel to the Bowlie Weekender in the form of Bowlie 2 presented by All Tomorrow's Parties.

In 2013, Pitchfork TV released an hour-long documentary in February, directed by RJ Bentler which focused on the band's 1996 album If You're Feeling Sinister, as well as the formation and early releases of the band. The documentary featured interviews with every member that was present on the album, as well as several archival photos and videos from the band's early days. [54] The band compiled a second compilation album The Third Eye Centre which included the b-sides and rarities released after Push Barman to Open Old Wounds, from the albums Dear Catastrophe Waitress, The Life Pursuit, and Write About Love. In an interview at the end of 2013, [55] Mick Cooke confirmed he had left the band on good terms.

The band received an 'Outstanding Contribution To Music Award' at the NME Awards 2014. [56]

In 2014, the band returned to the studio, recording in Atlanta, Georgia for their ninth studio album, [57] along with announcing tour dates for various festivals and concerts across the world during 2014. [58] Their ninth album Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance was released on 19 January 2015. [59] It was their first album with Dave McGowan, who had been their touring bassist since 2011. [60]

The Belle and Sebastian song "There's Too Much Love" forms much of the soundtrack for the Brazilian film The Way He Looks, about a blind, gay teenage boy and his friends, released in 2014.

Belle and Sebastian performed at the world-famous Glastonbury Festival on Sunday 28 June 2015, on 'The Other Stage' and at O2 Academy, Glasgow in March 2017 which was televised in the U.K. as part of the 'BBC 6 MUSIC Presents Festival'.

In mid-2017, the band put out a new single, "We Were Beautiful". [61] During the same year, the band appeared in the news for a comical story that occurred during their US tour, in which they accidentally forgot Colburn in a North Dakota Walmart. [62] In December 2017 and January and February 2018, the band released a trio of EPs under the name How to Solve Our Human Problems. [63]

On 3 November 2018, the band announced that Dave McGowan had officially become a member. [64]

Arkansas Homeless Service Organizations

Arkansas Homeless Service Organizations are regional and local non-profits that coordinate local resources and provide assistance to the homeless. Most Arkansas Homeless Service Organizations are funded through Continuum of Care (CoC). Continuum of Care is a federal program that consolidates the following Homeless Assistance programs: the Shelter Plus Care Program, the Supportive Housing Program, and the Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation Single Room Occupancy Program. The CoC Program is designed to promote community-wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness by providing grants to nonprofit providers, State, and local governments to quickly rehouse homeless individuals and families while minimizing the trauma and dislocation caused to homeless individuals, families, and communities.

Arkansas Homeless Service Organizations funded by CoC assist individuals (including unaccompanied youth) and families experiencing homelessness. With the main goal of long-term stability, those Arkansas homeless service organizations provide the services that are needed to help such individuals move into transitional and permanent housing. Here is a short list of some of Arkansas Homeless Service Organizations by county with services offered.

If you are homeless in Arkansas and need help – call the listed Arkansas Homeless Service Organizations in your area.

Economic and Nonprofit Solutions, Inc.
308 South Rose Street
Stuttgart, Arkansas 72160
Phone: (501) 358-9332
Emergency housing and homeless prevention

Turning Point Ministries, Inc.
405-A East Michigan Avenue
Stuttgart, Arkansas 72160
Phone: (870) 672-9086
Shelter for homeless men, women, and children

Omart, Inc.
Post Office Box 308
Gassville, Arkansas 72635
Phone: (870) 435-6200
Drug and alcohol rehabilitation program
Chemically dependent men and women

Serenity, Inc.
Post Office Box 1111
Mountain Home, Arkansas 72654
Phone: (870) 424-7576
Battered Women’s Shelter,
Battered women and their children or any domestic violence involvement

SPARKS Gamma House, Inc.
Post Office Box 1230
Mountain Home, Arkansas 72654
Phone: (870) 425-9186
Homeless Shelter, Women and their children

Community Development Corporation – Havenwood
808 North Main, Suite 1
Bentonville, Arkansas 72712
Phone: (479) 273-1060
Transitional Shelter, Single parents with up to two children

Genesis House, Inc.
Post Office Box 1506
Siloam Springs, Arkansas 72761
Phone: (479) 549-3438
Day Shelter/Emergency Shelter for Motels
Homeless men, women, and children

Northwest Arkansas Women’s Shelter formerly
Benton County Women’s Shelter
Post Office Box 1059
Rogers, Arkansas 72712
Phone: (479) 246-9999
Domestic Violence Shelter
Victims of domestic violence or sexual assault

Northwest Arkansas Children’s Shelter
14100 Vaughn Road
Bentonville, Arkansas 72712
Phone: (479) 795-2417
Emergency shelter for abused and neglected children,
Males birth through 12 years of age and females birth through 17 years of age

Salvation Army – Bentonville
3305 SW I Street
Post Office Box 969
Bentonville, Arkansas 72712
Phone: (479) 271-9545
Homeless Shelter and Soup Kitchen open to the public
Homeless men, women, and families

Sanctuary, Inc.
Post Office Box 762
Harrison, Arkansas 72602
Phone: (870) 741-2315
Domestic Violence Shelter
Victims of domestic violence and their children

Abused Women and Children, Inc.
Post Office Box 924
Arkadelphia, Arkansas 71923
Phone: (870) 246-3122
Domestic Violence Shelter (Emergency)
Victims of domestic violence and their children

Cleburne County Cares, Inc.
2016 North Highway 25B
Heber Springs, Arkansas 72543
Phone: (501) 362-8486
Family Shelter, Homeless family

Margie’s Haven House, Inc.
Post Office Box 954
Heber Springs, Arkansas 72543
Phone: (501) 362-6757
Domestic Violence Shelter
Victims of domestic violence and their children

Living Water Domestic Violence Shelter
Post Office Box 1734
Magnolia, Arkansas 71754
Phone: (870) 235-1415
Domestic Violence Shelter, Victims of domestic violence and their children

South Arkansas Youth Services
Post Office Box 2058
Magnolia, Arkansas 71753
Phone: (870) 234-6065
Youth Shelter, Male and female 8-18 years of age

The Safe Place
Post Office Box 364
Morrilton, Arkansas 72110
Phone: (501) 354-1884
Domestic Violence Shelter
Women and children who are victims of domestic violence

Consolidated Youth Services
4220 Stadium Boulevard
Jonesboro, Arkansas 72404
Phone: (870) 972-1110
Youth facility, Male and female 8-17 years of age

Crowley’s Ridge Development Council, Inc.
Chemical Free Living Center
Post Office Box 16720
Jonesboro, Arkansas 72403
Phone: (870) 932-0228
Transitional Home for Adult Men
Men who have completed alcohol and drug treatment

Salvation Army – Jonesboro
800 Cate Avenue
Post Office Box 726
Jonesboro, Arkansas 72401
Phone: (870) 932-3875
Homeless Family Shelter
Men, women and children (Warrant Check Required)

Women’s Crisis Center of Northeast Arkansas, Inc.
Post Office Box 721
Jonesboro, Arkansas 72403
Phone: (870) 972-9575
Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Shelter
Victims of domestic violence and sexual assault

8th Street Mission for Jesus Christ
717 East Broadway
Post Office Box 7
West Memphis, Arkansas 72303
Phone: (870) 735-6010
Shelter for men
Drug and Alcohol Rehab

East Arkansas Youth Services
104 Cypress Street
Marion, Arkansas 72364
Phone: (870) 739-4219
Youth Shelter, Youth under a court order, runaways, family needs

Families in Transition, Inc.
Post Office Box 15
West Memphis, Arkansas 72303
Phone: (870) 732-4077
Domestic Violence Shelter
Victims of domestic violence and their children, Homeless

Options, Inc.
Post Office Box 554
Monticello, Arkansas 71657
Phone: (870) 460-0684
Domestic Violence Shelter, Victims of domestic violence
Females over 18 with children, male children under age 12.

Bethlehem House, Inc.
930 Faulkner Street
Conway, Arkansas 72032
Phone: (501) 205-0905
Transitional Shelter, Homeless

Women’s Shelter of Central Arkansas
Post Office Box 2557
Conway, Arkansas 72033
Phone: (501) 730-9864
Domestic Violence Shelter
Victims of domestic violence (Women and Children)

Assemblies of God Family Services Agency
2325 Malvern Avenue
Hot Springs, Arkansas 71901
Phone: (501) 262-1660
Children’s Home and Maternity Home, Children, ages 5-18 Maternity ages 13-28

Ouachita Children’s Center
Post Office Box 1180
Hot Springs, Arkansas 71902
Phone: (501) 623-5591
Emergency Shelter and Outreach Services for Youth and Families, Male and female ages 8-17

Potter’s Clay Ministries
110 Crescent Avenue
Hot Springs, Arkansas 71901
Phone: (501) 624-1366
Homeless Shelter for Abused Women in a Crisis, Crisis Situations

Quapaw House I – Newton House
Post Office Box 3450
Hot Springs, Arkansas 71901
Phone: (501) 623-3700
Chemical Free Shelter, Women who have completed residential alcohol and drug treatment

Quapaw House II – Harmony House
Post Office Box 3450
Hot Springs, Arkansas 71901
Phone: (501) 623-3700
Chemical Free Shelter
Men who have completed a drug treatment program

Grant County Unified Community Resource Council
Post Office Box 323
Sheridan, Arkansas 72501
Phone: (870) 942-7373
Domestic Violence Shelter
Victims of domestic violence

Children’s Home, Inc.
5515 Walcott Road
Paragould, Arkansas 72450
870 239-4031
Residential Group Home, Foster Care, and Adoption Services
Male and female birth through 17 years of age

Mission Outreach of Northeast Arkansas
Post Office Box 1122
Paragould, Arkansas 72451
Phone: (870) 236-8080
Emergency Homeless Shelter and Transitional Housing
Men, women and children
Based on individual’s needs and their willingness to actively address those needs
80 beds in 3 dorms 3 beds for handicapped men

City of Hope Shelter
Post Office Box 596
Hope, Arkansas 71802-0596
Phone: (870) 777-7500
Homeless Shelter
Homeless men, women, and children

Hope in Action
Post Office Box 596
Hope, Arkansas 71802-0596
Phone: (870) 777-7500
Transitional Housing, Homeless Shelter and Food Pantry
Single men, single women, and families

Family Violence Prevention
Post Office Box 2943
Batesville, Arkansas 72503
Phone: (870) 793-4011
Domestic Violence Shelter
Victims of domestic violence (women and children)

Health Resources of Arkansas – Independence Inn
Post Office Box 2578
Batesville, Arkansas 72501
Phone: (870) 793-8900 ext. 1116
Emergency Homeless Shelter
Men, women and families

Project New Start
1417 Dewey Avenue
Newport, Arkansas 72112
Phone: (870) 523-8413
Homeless Shelter and Rehabilitation Facility
Men and women with addictions

White River Battered Women’s Shelter
House of Mary
Post Office Box 304
Newport, Arkansas 72112
Phone: (870) 523-5403
Domestic Violence and Homeless Shelter
Victims of domestic violence and homeless

White River Battered Women’s Shelter
The Cottage Men’s Shelter
Post Office Box 304
Newport, Arkansas 72112
Phone: (870) 523-5403
Transitional Shelter

CASA Women’s Shelter
Post Office Box 6705
Pine Bluff, Arkansas 71611
Phone: (870) 535-2955
Domestic Violence Shelter
Victims of domestic violence and their children

Salvation Army – Pine Bluff
501 East 12th Street
Pine Bluff, Arkansas 71611
Phone: (870) 534-0504
Emergency Shelter and Lodge
Single men, single women, and families

Second CHANGE Recovery Center
Post Office 2039
Pine Bluff, Arkansas 71613
Phone: (870) 850-6261
Treatment Center with Transitional Housing for Homeless
Drug and Alcohol-free

Johnson County Helping Hands
805-B Cherry Street
Clarksville, Arkansas 72830
Phone: (479) 754-3985
Family Service Center Shelter
Johnson County residents

Lonoke County Safe Haven
Post Office Box 414
Cabot, Arkansas 72023
Phone: (501) 628-4233
Domestic Violence Shelter
Victims of Domestic Violence

Open Arms Shelter
Post Office Box 414
Lonoke, Arkansas 72086
Phone: (501) 676-6166
Emergency Shelter for Abused and Neglected Children
Children ages birth to 18 years old referred from DCFS

Salvation Army – Texarkana
400 East 4th Street
Texarkana, Arkansas 71854
Contact Person: Lieutenant Lacy Parrish or Brenda Hogan
Phone: (870) 774-2701
Men, women and children

The Darnell Brown Community Development Corporation
From Bondage to Freedom Women’s Transitional Living and Recovery Center
922 Garland Street
Texarkana, Arkansas 71854
Phone: (870) 216-1570
Transitional and Recovery Center for Women
Women 18 and older and their children eight years old and younger

Mississippi County Union Mission
Post Office Box 501
Blytheville, Arkansas 72316
Phone: (870) 763-8380
Homeless Shelter
Men, women and children

The Haven of Northeast Arkansas
Post Office Box 1062
Blytheville, Arkansas 72316
Phone: (870) 532-6669
Domestic Violence Shelter
Victims of domestic violence

Women’s Crisis Center of South Arkansas
Post Office Box 1149
Camden, Arkansas 71711
Phone: (870) 836-0375
Domestic Violence Shelter
Women and their children

The Family Center, Inc.
Angels of Grace
406 Pecan Street
Helena, Arkansas 72342
Phone: (870) 338-8447
Domestic Violence Center
Women and their children who are victims of domestic violence

Friendship Community Care
920 North University Avenue
Russellville, Arkansas 72802
Phone: (479) 967-2322
Residential Facility
Developmentally disabled and/or mental retardation

River Valley Shelter for Battered Women and Children
Post Office Box 2066
Russellville, Arkansas 72811
Phone: (479) 968-3110
Domestic Violence Shelter
Victims of domestic violence

Salvation Army – Russellville
1004 Weir Road
Russellville, Arkansas 72802
Phone: (479) 968-5369
Provides hotel lodging when funds are available

Better Community Development formerly
Black Community Developers
3805 12th Street, Suite 203
Little Rock, Arkansas 72204
Phone: (501) 663-7221 ext. 1
Homeless Shelter
Homeless males and females 18 years or older with special needs

Family Promise of Pulaski County
222 East 8th Street
Little Rock, Arkansas 72202
Phone: (501) 372-0733
Homeless Shelter and Day Center
Single or two parent households with minor children

Free Will Baptist Family Ministries – Florence Crittenton Home
3600 West 11th Street
Little Rock, Arkansas 72204
Phone: (501) 663-3129
Emergency Shelter for Children
Children ages 6-17 in custody of DHS/DCFS (must be referred by DHS)

Gaines House
1702 Gaines Street
Little Rock, Arkansas 72206
Phone: (501) 376-7922
Transitional Shelter
Women 18 years of age or older who have disabilities

GYST House, Inc.
8101 Frenchman’s Lane
Little Rock, Arkansas 72209
Phone: (501) 568-1682
Transitional Living Shelter and Outpatient Program
Men and women with a substance abuse problem

Little Rock Community Mental Health Center
Post Office Box 250337
Little Rock, Arkansas 72225
Phone: (501) 686-9210
Mental Health Facility
Persons with disabilities and/or mental illness

Little Rock Compassion Center
Post Office Box 4249
Little Rock, Arkansas 72214
Phone: (501) 296-9114
Homeless Shelter
Homeless men and women

Mid-Arkansas Substance Abuse Services
4601 West 7th Street
Little Rock, Arkansas 72205
Phone: (501) 686-9210
Detoxification Facility
Men and women who need to detox

Our House I
Post Office Box 34155
Little Rock, Arkansas 72203
Phone: (501) 374-7383
Emergency Shelter
Men, women and families

Our House II
Post Office Box 34155
Little Rock, Arkansas 72203
Phone: (501) 374-7383
Transitional Family Shelter
Men, women and families

Recovery Centers of Arkansas
1201 River Road
North Little Rock, Arkansas 72114
Phone: (501) 372-4611
Treatment Center
Men and women with substance abuse problems

River City Ministries of Pulaski County
Post Office Box 2179
North Little Rock, Arkansas 72215
Phone: (501) 376-6694
Day Resource Center
Homeless men, women, and children

Salvation Army – Little Rock
1111 West Markham
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201
Phone: (501) 374-9296
Emergency Shelter
Single men, single women, and families

St. Francis House
Post Office Box 4490
Little Rock, Arkansas 72204
Phone: (501) 664-5036
Homeless Veterans Program
Men and women veterans

The Centers for Youth and Families
Post Office Box 251970
Little Rock, Arkansas 72225
Phone: (501) 666-8366
Youth Facility
DCFS Custody

Union Rescue Mission
3001 Confederate Boulevard
Little Rock, Arkansas 72219
Phone: (501) 374-1748
Homeless Shelter Drug and Alcohol Rehab Center
Homeless and drug and alcohol rehab

VA Drop-In Day Treatment Center
1101 West 2nd Street
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201
Phone: (501) 257-4499
Day Shelter
Honorably discharged homeless veterans

Will’s House / Jericho Project
1200 South Valentine Street
Little Rock, Arkansas 72204
Phone: (501) 663-7221
Permanent Supportive Housing

Women and Children First
Post Office Box 1954
Little Rock, Arkansas 72203
Phone: (501) 376-3219
Domestic Violence Shelter
Victims of domestic violence

Black River Area Development Council
1403 Hospital Drive
Pocahontas, Arkansas 72455
Phone: (870) 892-4547
Emergency Family Shelter
Eviction, domestic, fire and other emergency based upon the situation

Saline County Safe Haven
Post Office Box 1100
Benton, Arkansas 72018
Phone: (501) 315-7233
Domestic Violence Shelter
Victims of domestic violence (women and children)

Salvation Army – Benton
129 North Main
Benton, Arkansas 72015
Phone: (501) 374-9296
Family Shelter

Comprehensive Juvenile Services
1606 South “J” Street
Fort Smith, Arkansas 72901
Phone: (479) 785-4031
Emergency Shelter
Youth ages 8-17 years old

Crisis Intervention Center
5603 South 14th Street
Fort Smith, Arkansas 72901
Phone: (479) 782-1821 ext 1006
Domestic Violence Center
Victims of domestic violence

Fort Smith Children’s Emergency Shelter
3015 South 14th Street
Fort Smith, Arkansas 72901
Phone: (479) 783-0018
Children’s Emergency Shelter
Children ages 6-17 years of age in crisis

Gateway House I
3900 North Armour Avenue
Fort Smith, Arkansas 72904
Phone: (479) 783-8849
Chemical Free Living Center
Women completing a residential treatment program for chemical dependency

Gateway House II
3900 North Armour Avenue
Fort Smith, Arkansas 72904
Phone: (479) 783-8849
Specialized Women’s Services Program
Women, children and pregnant women

Harbor House, Inc.
Post Office Box 4207
Fort Smith, Arkansas 72914-4207
Phone: (479) 785-4083
Substance Abuse Treatment, Chemical Free Living Center and Transitional Shelter
Males 18 years or older (must have successfully completed our Residential Treatment Program)

Next Step Day Room
123 North 6th Street, Suite 200
Fort Smith, Arkansas 72901
Phone: (479) 782-5433
Day Shelter
All welcome

Salvation Army – Fort Smith
301 North 6th Street
Fort Smith, Arkansas 72902
Phone: (479) 783-6145
Homeless Shelter
Single men, single women, and families

Southwest Arkansas Domestic Violence Center
Post Office Box 87
De Queen, Arkansas 71832
Phone: (870) 642-2555
Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Center
Victims of domestic violence and rape (women and children)

Mission of Hope
3968 Highway 62/412
Hardy, Arkansas 72542
Phone: (870) 856-5511
Homeless Shelter

Stone County Abuse Prevention
Post Office Box 689
Mountain View, Arkansas 72560
Phone: (870) 269-9941
Domestic Violence Shelter
Victims of domestic violence and their children

Salvation Army – El Dorado
419 South Madison Street
El Dorado, Arkansas 71730
Phone: (870) 863-4830
Homeless Shelter
Single men, single women, and families

Turning Point of South Arkansas
2101 North College
El Dorado, Arkansas 71730
Phone: (870) 862-3672
Domestic Violence Shelter
Victims of domestic violence

Peace at Home Family Shelter
Post Office Box 10946
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72703
Phone: (479) 444-8310
Domestic Violence Shelter
Victims of domestic violence

Salvation Army – Fayetteville
219 West 15th Street
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72702
Phone: Manning: (479) 521-2151 / Williford (479) 444-7910
Homeless Shelter
Single men, single women, and families
30 days depending on individual case plan

Seven Hills Homeless Shelter
Post Office Box 474
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701
Phone: (479) 251-7776
Homeless Shelter and Day Center
Homeless or near homeless

Youth Bridge, Inc.
4171 North Crossover Road
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72703
Phone: (479) 521-1532
Youth Facility
Males and females age 10 to 17

Children’s Home, Inc.
2014 East Park Avenue, Suite D
Searcy, Arkansas 72143
Phone: (501) 268-4330
Foster Care – Referrals from DCFS and Private
Adoption – Home studies and post placement supervision
Foster homes for newborn through 10 years
Until reunification or adoption

White County Domestic Violence Center
Post Office Box 1196
Searcy, Arkansas 72145
Phone: (501) 278-5130
Domestic Violence Shelter
Victims of domestic violence

Samaritan Outreach, Inc.
Post Office Box 183
Dardanelle, Arkansas 72834
Phone: (479) 229-3300
Domestic Violence Shelter
Victims of domestic violence

St. Sebastian

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St. Sebastian, (died c. 288, Rome [Italy] feast day January 20), early Christian saint popularized by Renaissance painters and believed to have been martyred during the persecution of Christians by the Roman emperor Diocletian. He is a patron saint of archers and athletes and of those who desire a saintly death. He was also venerated as a protector from the bubonic plague and as a patron of plague victims.

Who is St. Sebastian?

St. Sebastian was an early Christian and an army captain believed to have been martyred during the persecution of Christians by the Roman emperor Diocletian in the 3rd century.

How did St. Sebastian die?

According to tradition, St. Sebastian was ordered to be killed by arrows for converting his fellow Roman soldiers to Christianity. He was left for dead by the archers but was rehabilitated by a pious widow. Following his recovery, he presented himself to Diocletian and was subsequently beaten to death.

How did St. Sebastian get famous?

St. Sebastian’s martyrdom was popularized by numerous Renaissance painters, including Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Sandro Botticelli, Andrea Mantegna, Perugino, and El Greco. He is usually shown as a handsome youth pierced by arrows.

According to his legend, he was born in Gaul, went to Rome, and joined (c. 283) the army of the emperor Carinus, later becoming a captain under Diocletian. When it was discovered that he was a Christian who had converted many soldiers, Sebastian was ordered to be killed by arrows. The archers left him for dead, but a Christian widow nursed him back to health. He then presented himself before Diocletian, who condemned him to death by beating. His body, thrown into a sewer, was found by another pious woman, who dreamed that Sebastian told her to bury his remains near the catacombs. His relics are believed to be in the Basilica of San Sebastiano on the Appian Way, to which many pilgrims were attracted in the Middle Ages.

Sebastian’s martyrdom was a favourite subject of Renaissance artists, and it was depicted by, among others, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Sandro Botticelli, Andrea Mantegna, Perugino, and El Greco the saint is usually shown as a handsome youth pierced by arrows.


Sebastian de Poitiers was the illegitimate son of King Henry II of France and his mistress Diane de Poitiers, and he was raised at the French court with his younger half-brother Francis and Francis' fiancee Mary, Queen of Scots. He became known as a flirtatious womanizer at court, as well as becoming known as a great warrior and France's fastest horseman. In 1557, Sebastian also distinguished himself as a military commander, having been known as the fastest rider in the kingdom. At the Battle of Outreau, he was ambushed and defeated by the English, and he was heavily wounded Thomas, Lord of Palmela was later killed by Francis after he was discovered to have warned the English about the French army's plans to assist Scotland.

In 1558, with the death of Queen Mary of England, King Henry II sought to accelerate Francis and Mary's wedding so that Mary could lay claim to England as well as Scotland and restore England to Catholicism. However, Queen Catherine de Medici opposed the marriage, as Nostradamus had prophesied that the marriage would lead to Francis' death. Meanwhile, Diane de Poitiers secretly communicated with Father Ronissi about legitimizing Sebastian, thus making him the new heir to the throne of France. After Catherine discovered Diane of Poitiers' efforts to legitimize her son, she forced Diane to flee the castle, and Sebastian also decided to flee, accompanying Mary as she fled from Catherine following the murder of one of her ladies-in-waiting on Catherine's orders. Sebastian and Mary were recaptured after a week and taken back to Paris, where Sebastian was jailed. Mary convinced King Henry to legitimize Sebastian and allow for her to marry him instead of Francis, thus making her the fiancée of the new crown prince and saving Francis' life from Nostradamus' prophecy. Sebastian was freed from the dungeon and served as regent while King Henry travelled to Rome to legitimize his son, and Henry had Catherine imprisoned before he left. However, Henry failed in his attempts to legitimize Sebastian, and Mary's mother Mary of Guise ultimately convinced her daughter not to marry Sebastian and to marry Francis instead, ending Diane's plot to legitimize Sebastian and change the succession. Sebastian instead married Mary's lady-in-waiting Kenna, and he was granted lands and titles by his father to compensate for his loss of succession. He refused to receive the title of Duke, opting for the lower title of Baron so that he could remain at the French court and protect Mary.

After his brother Francis became King in 1559, he was made the King's Deputy so that he could serve his brother with a title. He remained a loyal supporter of his brother and his sister-in-law as Huguenot-Catholic tensions rose in the lead-up to the French Wars of Religion, but he failed to convince his brother to be more lenient towards arrested Protestants.


Tornadoes—destructive, violently spinning vortices of air extending from high within severe thunderstorms to the surface of the earth—are more common in the United States than anywhere else on the planet. They are particularly prevalent in the area known as “Tornado Alley,” where the proper ingredients come together: a combination of warm, moist air from the Gulf of Mexico pulled northward by storm systems dragging strong continental cold air from Canada. While Arkansas is not normally included on maps of the infamous Tornado Alley, which is usually considered to stretch from north Texas northward through Oklahoma, Kansas, and Nebraska, the state has suffered many devastating tornado outbreaks.

In January 1999, Arkansas recorded the most tornadoes on any individual January day in any state (fifty-six on January 21, 1999) the most tornadoes in the month of January and the largest single outbreak ever to strike the state. The most deadly recent outbreak was on March 1, 1997, which resulted in twenty-five Arkansas fatalities. The deadliest outbreak in Arkansas history, however, occurred on March 21, 1952, when 112 people lost their lives. Bald Knob (White County) and Judsonia (White County) were the hardest hit, suffering over fifty fatalities. Cotton Plant (Woodruff County) also lost twenty-nine people in one of seventeen tornadoes that day, twelve of which were deadly.

In the first decade of the twenty-first century, about 622 tornadoes in Arkansas killed thirty-nine people, injured approximately 540, and caused more than $650 million in damage. Notable tornadoes during this period include a historic February 5, 2008, strike in which an EF-4 tornado tore a 123-mile-long path through seven counties in north-central Arkansas, killing twelve, injuring at least 140, and damaging or destroying 880 homes and 100 businesses. This path set an Arkansas record for length Clinton (Van Buren County) and Atkins (Pope County) were among those suffering severe damage, while a second, shorter tornado devastated the town of Gassville (Baxter County).

Other large outbreaks in the twenty-first century occurred on December 18, 2002, May 16, 2003, and November 27, 2005. And while hurricanes usually bring only heavy rain to the state, on September 24, 2005, the remnants of Hurricane Rita spawned seventeen tornadoes that moved from southeast to northwest—an unusual state of affairs. While the average Arkansas tornado is on the ground less than a mile, tornadoes in this outbreak reached path lengths of seventy-five and sixty-seven miles, with others of over twenty miles.

In April and May 2011, sixty-two tornadoes were reported, killing at least eleven people. On April 25 and 26, 2011, twenty-five tornadoes touched down, the most deadly of which struck Vilonia (Faulkner County) on April 25, killing four this tornado had a path length of more than fifty miles. On May 25, 2011, a forty-seven-mile-path tornado tore through Johnson and Franklin counties.

The state’s fatality rates are also far higher than expected for a state with relatively low population density. From 1950 to 2006, the state ranked fourteenth in both number of tornadoes (1,407) and tornadoes per 1,000 square miles (26.6) it ranked second in the number of fatalities per 100,000 people (13.9), behind Mississippi (19.2). Counts from the Storm Prediction Center may not tell the entire Arkansas tornado story. Many researchers consider this tornado count far lower than the actual number due to Arkansas’s rural nature (low population densities) and conditions that make seeing and counting tornadoes difficult (hills, trees, and low cloud decks). If the number of tornadoes counted in more populated areas of the state were extrapolated across the entire area, Arkansas would likely be depicted on maps along with the more well-known Tornado Alley states. However, this method would not take into account local variations in topography that might account for increased or decreased tornado numbers. Interestingly, some of the same conditions that make counting difficult may also explain Arkansas’s relatively high fatality counts—geography or obstructions might prevent one seeing, and thus seeking shelter from, a tornado. Socioeconomic status may also play a role, especially in the past: lower incomes result in more manufactured homes or less sturdy housing stock, and lower overall educational level can affect understanding of climate cues or warnings. There are also fewer sturdy shelters, such as basements, in Arkansas. These indicators have steadily been improving in the state over the fifty-six-year period for which tornadoes are assessed here, but they are still counted by researchers as factors that increase vulnerability.

While April suffers the most tornadoes on average (291), late fall and winter tornadoes are not at all uncommon in Arkansas. The state also suffers many night tornadoes, in part due to early sunsets during the winter this factor could also contribute to the state’s fatality rate. Tornadoes in Arkansas occur primarily between the hours of 5:00 and 6:00 p.m.

Tornado intensity has traditionally been measured according to the Fujita Scale (F-scale), which was based on damage to structures. It ranges from F0 (weak) to F5 (extreme). While this method is not a good measure of intensity, in that strong tornadoes may not hit a structure and variability in structure strength can produce wide variances in damage, it was, until the recent development of the Enhanced Fujita Scale, the only measure. As is the case across the country, the average Arkansas tornado since 1950 is very weak (F1.25) there has been only one recorded F5 tornado in the state, on April 10, 1929. Of the 336 fatalities in the state that occurred between 1950 and 2006, 211 took place in F4 tornadoes, of which there were only forty only two fatalities took place in F0 and F1 tornadoes combined (962 total).

Death tolls since the advent of Weather Service tornado warnings in 1952 have been plummeting nationwide. In Arkansas, rates have generally declined (from sixty-eight fatalities per 100 tornadoes in the 1950s to only 6.3 fatalities per 100 tornadoes) but remain too high. As a comparison, Kansas saw about twenty fatalities per 100 tornadoes in the 1950s and only about two fatalities per 100 tornadoes in the 2000s. Each recent tornado, however, has brought about large expenditures for community sirens, and more recently, Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (ADEM) monetary incentives to build tornado-proof safe rooms in homes. ADEM has also been key in supplying and stressing to the public the need for warning-activated National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) weather radios, while also vastly increasing weather radio coverage to rural areas using new transmitters.

For additional information:
Farrar, Clay. “A History of Tornadoes in Garland County, 1912–2012.” The Record (2012): 111–124.

Grazulis, Thomas. Significant Tornadoes, 1880–1989. 2 vols. St. Johnsbury, VT: Environmental Films, 1991.

Heard, Kenneth. “Tornadoes Increasing in Arkansas Due to Climate Change, Researcher Says.” Arkansas Nonprofit News Network, June 6, 2021. https://arknews.org/index.php/2021/06/06/tornadoes-increasing-in-arkansas-due-to-climate-change-researcher-says/ (accessed June 7, 2021).

The Online Tornado FAQ. Storm Prediction Center. http://www.spc.noaa.gov/faq/tornado/ (accessed March 28, 2017).

Mary Sue Passe-Smith
University of Central Arkansas

When did all start?

During the d ecade of the 50’s, Father Juan Manuel Madrazo, the priest of the San José Church started to organize the festivities to commemorate the life of the saint and to raise money to repair the church. When the father was removed from the church, the festivities went into a hiatus until the 70’s. It was the historian and anthropologist Ricardo Alegría who proposed to Rafaela Balladares de Brito, a resident of the San Sebastián Street to revive the tradition.



An eccentric chef with a French accent, he is obsessed with cooking and clearly takes great pleasure in it, dancing and spinning around his kitchen while singing about the things he's cooking while doing things that make the hidden Sebastian want to throw up--but that's probably just because all the dishes involve fish or other sea creatures. He's got a hair-trigger temper, which flares up and causes him to get in trouble with Carlotta when he destroys the kitchen while chasing Sebastian. If the sequel is any evidence, his relationships with Sebastian and Carlotta have not improved, though he's still in the royal family's employ anyway and is seen preparing a massive cake for Melody's birthday.

Personal Life

Little personal correspondence has survived to provide a full picture of Bach as a person. But the records do shed some light on his character. Bach was devoted to his family. In 1706, he married his cousin Maria Barbara Bach. The couple had seven children together, some of whom died as infants. Maria died in 1720 while Bach was traveling with Prince Leopold. The following year, Bach married a singer named Anna Magdalena Wülcken. They had thirteen children, more than half of them died as children.

Bach clearly shared his love of music with his children. From his first marriage, Wilhelm Friedemann Bach and Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach became composers and musicians. Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach and Johann Christian Bach, sons from his second marriage, also enjoyed musical success.

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