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Newport Independent - Newport, AR
  • Literacy Council to hold computer classes

  • The Jackson County Literacy Council has once again expanded in a continuing effort to help the citizens of Jackson County.
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  • The Council, which is located at the Every Child is Ours Tuckerman Food Pantry, has recently completed the installation of a new computer center that will be used to offer citizens a chance to learn basic computer skills. "We will have people here, who know what they are doing, that will actually give the people the starter skills they need," Said Jan Pashcal, ECIO President and Founder. According to Pashcal, with the laptops, the council can take the computer classes to groups or organizations for a demonstration of the services available and a basic class demonstration. Classes will be taught on a one-on-one basis and groups will be determined by skill level and interest. "Anybody of any age or financial background are welcome to take lessons," said Pashcal. Jackson County Literacy Council operates under the umbrella of Every Child Is Ours and maintains offices in Tuckerman at City Hall and the ECIO Food Pantry on Hwy 367, South next to the Tuckerman Water Department. Interested individuals may set up an appointment by filling out an application at the food pantry location or by calling 870-349-2001 all day Mondays and from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Tuesday trough Friday. Funds for the computers were made available through the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, with assistance from Walmart and Home Depot, who provided the electrical supplies. The computer center was installed by Green Brothers Electric. The Jackson County Literacy Council urges those in need to join them in going "Back to the Future" of Age of Technology.

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