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Little Rock Chinese Christian Church

 

 

 

 

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小石城地区华人教会

感谢上帝的恩典和带领,在1998年开始了小石城第一间华人教会(原名:“以马内利华语浸信会”,现称为:“小石城华人基督教会”),也是整个阿肯色州的第一间华人教会。1999年,上帝带领房正豪牧师来到小石城。在美国母会的支持下,与华人基督徒同心合一服务华人社区,不仅建立教会的基础,同时开创中文学校,各类专题讲座,以耶稣基督爱人的心肠来服务所有的华人。我们的信仰是以圣经为基础,传扬主耶稣十字架的恩典,盼望你来理解“大好的福音”。欢迎请电:(501219-0439 Email: pastor@lrccc.org

关于小石城华人基督教会崇拜时间地点等,请看“联络我们

约翰一书4:19 ------“我们爱,因为神先爱我们。”
约翰福音3:16 ------“神爱世人,甚至将他的独生子赐给他们,叫一切信他的,不至灭亡,反得永生。”

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小石城地区购买亚洲蔬菜食品

1.

韩国店 Sams Oriental

 

如果你需要购买中国干货﹑烹饪佐料,韩国店会是很好的选择。韩国店一般是每周去德州的Dallas进货,每周六早晨开始卖新鲜蔬菜及海鲜。
地点:3704 S. University Ave., Little Rock, AR 72204 (UALR 对面)

2.

菲律宾店 Asian Food

 

菲律宾店和韩国店一样一般是每周去德州的Dallas进货,每周五晚上开始卖新鲜蔬菜及海鲜。如果你需要买某些特殊的食品如猪肝,你可以事先告诉老板,他们下次进货时会帮你带。
地点: 6820 Asher Ave., Little Rock, AR 72204

3.

River Market

 

每逢夏天在Down Town河边提供各式各样新鲜蔬菜水果,许多华人每周六早上特别爱去采买“中国青菜”,价廉物美,不过大部分华人都赶在9点以前去,可以买到最好的青菜水果等。

4.

Sams Club

 

Sams ClubWest Little RockWal-Mart旁边,只须办一张会员卡便可以方便地采购肉类、蔬菜、水果及日常生活用品。

5.

Kroger

 

KrogerGrocery Store,在各区都有,最好申请Kroger Plus Shopping Card,这样便可以享受优惠价。

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小石城地区中国餐馆

下面暂时列出部分小石城地区中国餐馆:

1.

China Café

 

6.

Dragon Palace

 

418 W. 7th St.
374-8100

 

 

801 South Bowman
225-0095

2.

China Feast Buffet

 

7.

Fantastic China

 

2924 S. University Ave.
562-4320

 

 

1900 N. Grant St.
663-8999

3.

Chis Chinese Cuisine

 

8.

Forbidden City

 

6 Shackleford Drive
221-7737

 

 

6000 W. Markham, Park Plaza Mall
663-9099

4.

China King Buffet

 

9.

Fu Lin

 

9210 N. Rodney Parham
223-0888

 

 

200 N. Bowman Road
225-8989

5.

Chinese Panda

 

10.

Hunan Oriental Cuisine

 

8523 Geyer Springs Rd.
570-8999

 

 

11610 Pleasant Ridge Rd.
223-9966

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购物商场

1.

Ashley Square

 

地点:Rodney Parham and Reservoir roads.

This plaza houses some popular lower-priced clothing stores such as TJ Maxx and Hollidays, as well as Drug Emporium, Cloth World, the Shoe Connection and Premium Pet Products.

2.

Far West Little Rock Wal-Mart在此)

 

地点:Along Financial Centre parkway, Bowman Road and Chenal Parkway

This is the land of the giant discount stores like Wal-Mart and Target and the category killers like Best Buy, Home Depot. Other stores include the Sports Authority, Toys R Us, Barnes and Noble, Linens N Things and Petsmart. A variety of restaurants, many of them chains, are also in the neighborhood, including the Purple Cow, Corkys Ribs and Barbecue and McAllisters.

3.

K-Mart

 

地点:10901 N. Rodney Parham Rd

4.

Park Plaza Mall

 

地点:6000 W. Markham Street
时间:10:00am 9:00pm (Mon.- Sat.); noon-6:00pm (Sun.)

Park Plaza Mall includes Dillards and 85 specialty shops such as the Gap, the Limited, Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Abercrombie and Fitch, Talbots, the Rolling Pin, Earth Home and a food court and movie theaters.

5.

Pavilion in the Park

 

地点:8201 Cantrell Road

A small but exclusive selection of stores, Pavilion is home to Baumans Mens Shop, Partners Mens Store and the perfumery and gift store Powder and Smoke, one of the best such stores in the South. The popular restaurant Trios also is located here, as is Belle Arti.

6.

Sears

 

地点:600 S. University Ave

7.

Stein Mart

 

地点:6823 Cantrell Rd
105 N. Rodney Parham

8.

University Mall

 

地点:300 S. University Ave.
时间:10:00am 9:00pm (Mon.-Sat.); 12:30-6:00pm (Sun.)

University Mall includes J. C. Penney and a variety of stores such as Pay Less Shoe Source, Foot Locker, the African Elegance, Forsythes, Radio Shack, M. M. Cohn, Dollar Tree, General Nutrition Center, Zales Jewelers and etc.

9.

Village at Pleasant Valley

 

地点: 10700 N. Rodney Parham Road

This west Little Rock center is the site of the huge natural foods grocery Beans and Grains and Things, the Crown Shop, Chilis Grill and Bar and Beyond Cotton, a womens clothing store.

10.

Wal-Mart

 

地点:700 S. Bowman Rd;
8801 Baseline Rd (Wal-Mart Super Center);
5450 Landers Rd.

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公寓租房须知

在小石城的Cost of Living Index89.18(US average=100)2-Bedroom公寓房租平均是$515

租房子主要考虑以下几方面的因素:
1. 邻里环境 (Neighborhood
2. 有孩子的要考虑学区或daycare
3. 合理的房租,良好的服务和管理
4. 房屋设备(如冰箱,洗碗机,洗衣机等,这要视个人需要)
5. 其它(如:游泳池,Playground,健身房,停车位,允许宠物否等)

如要了解公寓情况,一般在Grocery Stores(如:Kroger, Harvest Food)门前均有免费的公寓宣传手册,可以随便拿回去看,另外也可以上网查询:
http://little-rock-arkansas.areaguides.net/apartments.html

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护照换发﹑签证﹑移民须知

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对于来自大陆的华人,如需办理护照换发﹑延期或办理旅行证等有关事宜,请和中华人民共和国驻休斯顿总领事馆联系:

 

Visa Office of Chinese Consulate General
3400 Montrose Blvd., 7th Floor
Houston, Texas 77006

Automated phone for FAQ: 713-5244311
Inquiry phone: 713-5242304(9:00-10:00AM Monday - Friday)
Fax: 713-5248466
E-mail: visa@chinahouston.org
有关详情请看网址:http://www.chinahouston.org/visa.htm

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对于来自台湾的华人,如需办理护照换发﹑签证等有关事宜,请和驻休斯顿台北经济文化办事处联系:

 

Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Houston
Eleven Greenway Plaza, Suite 2006
Houston,
Texas 77046
Tel: (713) 626-7445 Fax: (713) 626-0990

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关于加拿大移民详细情况,请看有关网址:

 

http://www.can-am.gc.ca/buffalo/

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银行介绍

如果你需要在银行开帐户,需要准备好你的Photo ID(如护照或驾驶员执照), 和社会保险号(SSN)。小石城银行相对来说很多,你可以选择离你工作地或家里比较近的银行,下面列出比较大而且分部较多的银行及其部分分部的地址(你也可以从电话黄页里查到这些信息)

  • Metropolitan National Bank
  • OneBank

 

7401 Cantrell

 

300 W. Capital

 

5601 S. University

 

5601 Kavanaugh

 

8415 W. Markham (Inside Kroger)

 

4520 W. Markham

 

10421 W. Markham

 

11101 Rodney Parham

  • Bank of America
  • Regions Bank

 

801 E. Roosevelt Rd

 

12000 W. Markham

  • National Bank of Arkansas

 

8023 Cantrell

 

4000 McCain, NLR

 

2200 N. Rodney Parham

 

400 W. Broadway, NLR

 

500 S. University

  • NationsBank

 

14000 Cantrell

 

300 S. Bowman Road

 

4224 W. Markham

 

6001 Kavanaugh

 

3600 Cantrell

 

8000 Cantrell

  • Mercantile Bank

 

4024 W. Markham

 

6000 W. Markham

 

8500 W. Markham

 

6320 W. Markham

 

1123 S. University

 

401 W. Capital

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信用卡

美国是一个信用社会,新来美国的华人需要及早建立信用。如果你是一名学生,每年开学之季,有一些大信用卡公司(如:Citi Card, American Express, Discovered Card)来学校宣传及推销信用卡,这是一个绝佳的申请机会,或上网申请http://www.studentcreditcard.com/。其他情况的华人,不妨在你所使用的银行﹑加油站或各大Shopping Mall(如Sears, JC Penney)申请信用卡。申请信用卡的主要目的是为了建立信用,将来对你找工作,贷款等均有帮助。

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报税

每年的415 日是报税截止日期,你可以自己填写税务表,如果复杂的话,也可以请职业会计师帮助,关于会计事务所及会计师的信息,可以从电黄页(Yellow Page)上找到。

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交通事项

1. 驾驶员执照(Drivers License:

 

要获得阿肯色州的驾驶员执照,要通过一个笔试,视力测试和路考。你必须满16周岁才能拿驾照,满14周岁才能拿Learners Permit.有什么问题可以找下列地址和电话:

 

1910 W. 7th St. ---------682-7076
1520 S. main ----------324-9247
801 Barrow Road --------324-9243
8003 Geyer Springs Road -- --565-0174
650 Edgewood Dr.--------851-7688
Pike Plaza Shopping Center---- 324-9246
6929 JFK Blvd.----------835-6904

 

要获得驾照,要准备好两张 ID(如护照,社会保险卡),若你是从外州搬迁来这儿的,并且已有一有效驾照的话,你只需带老驾照即可。若需其它信息,请打电话:6827059 18006628247

2. 汽车注册(Car Registration

 

关于汽车注册和办理汽车牌照(Car license plate and tags, 你可以打电话:6824692

3. 旧车买卖(Car For Sale

 

  • 卖旧车时有几点注意事项:(1)要买主收据; (2)注销保险;(3)一定别忘记拿掉License Plate;(4)打电话给Revenue Office
  • 几个有用的网址:(1www.kbb.com 可以对旧车进行估价(trade-in price);(2www.edmunds.com 是一个买旧车的经典网站;(3www.autotrader.com bbs.mit.edu 上有很多关于买车和学开车的技巧。

4. 修车

 

有关修车的建议:

  • 关于汽车保养,请善用电话黄页簿后面的Coupon
  • 有关各加油站的修车厂,请多向有经验的华人打听,以免吃亏上当;
  • Sams Club有各式的轮胎,价廉物美,深受华人喜爱。

5. 公共汽车(Central Arkansas Transit System: CAT

 

乘坐公车只需花费一美元,若你需要中途转车,则需$1.10。若需要公车路线图或其它信息请打电话:3751163。例如在University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) Student Center Information Desk 就有公车路线图(Free Take)。

6. 出租车(Taxi Cabs

 

Black & White Cabs------ 374-0333
Black & White-Yellow Cabs--- 982-1500
Capitol Cab ----------568-0462
Discount Taxi ---------988-4425
Wright-a-Way Taxi -------778-9722
Yellow Cabs----------374-1234

7. 火车(AMTRAK

 

  • Amtrak 火车从小石城往北的班车每周一,周三,周四和周五12:49 am出发。去St. Louis 的费用约为$46-$83
  • Amtrak 火车从小石城往南的班车每周三,周五,周六和周日7:27 am出发。去Dallas 的费用约为$50-$91

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医院

如果你有保健或看病的需要, 小石城可以说是个很不错的地方。和中国不一样的是,在美国看病一般要打电话预约。当你选好了你的PCP(Primary Care Phisician),最好打电话make an appointment和医生见第一次面,等下次你想看病时就不算是新病人了,护士就可以很快给你安排好时间看医生。

在小石城有各样的医院和研究设备,还包括一些专科医院,康复(Rehabilitation)医院以及心理治疗中心(psychiatric center)。下面列出小石城地区的医院及诊所:

一﹑医院(Hospitals):

 

名称

地址

1.

Baptist Medical Center

9601 Interstate 630, exit 7, Little Rock

2.

Baptist Memorial Medial Center

One Pershing Circle, North Little Rock

3.

Rebsamen Regional Medical Center

1400 Braden, Jacksonville

4.

St. Vincent Infirmary

2 Street, Vincent Circle (at Markham and University), Little Rock

5.

St. Vincent Doctors

6101 W. Capital, Little Rock

6.

St. Vincent Medical Center /Sherwood

2201 Wildwood Ave., Sherwood

7.

Saline Memorial Hospital

1 Medical Park Drive, Benton

8.

Southwest Hospital

11401 Interstate 30, at Otter Creek exit, Little Rock

9.

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Medical Center (University Hospital)

4301 W. Markham, Little Rock

10

Veteran Administration Medial Center

4300 W. 7th Street, Little Rock

二﹑专科医院(Speciality Hospitals:

1.

HEART

 

  • The Arkansas heart Hospital
    1701 S. Shackleford Road, Little Rock

2.

PEDIATRIC

 

  • Arkansas Childrens Hospital
    800 Marshall Street, Little Rock

3.

PHYSICAL Medicine & Rehabilitation

 

  • Baptist Rehabilitation Institute
    9601 Interstate 630, Exit 7, Little Rock
  • St. Vincent Rehabilitation Institute
    2201 Wildwood Ave., Sherwood

4.

PSYCHIATRIC SERVICES

 

  • BHC Pinnacle Pointe
    11501 Financial Center Pky., Little Rock
  • The Bridgeway
    21 Bridgeway Road, North Little Rock
  • Charter Behavioral Health System
    1601 Murphy Drive, Maumelle
  • Elizabeth Mitchell Childrens and Adolescent Centers
    6501 W. 12th Street, Little Rock
  • Living Hope Institute
    600 S. McKinley, Little Rock
  • Rivendell of Arkansas
    100 Rivendell Drive, Benton
  • Youth Homes Inc.
    20400 Col. Glenn Road, Little Rock

5.

PUBLIC CLINICS

 

Pulaski County Health Units:

  • College Station, 3612 Bankhead Drive, 490-1604
  • Eastgate, 60 Eastgate Terrace, 753-8973
  • Jacksonville, 3000 N. 1st, 982-7477
  • North Little Rock, 2800 Willow Street, 791-8551
  • Pulaski County Central, 3915 W. 8th St., 280-3100
  • Pulaski County Central, STD, 3915 W. 8th St., 280-3125
  • Pulaski County Central, Family Planning, 3915 W. 8th St., 280-3340
  • Pulaski County Central, In-Home Service, 3915 W. 8th St., 280-3386
  • Pulaski Southwest, 4918 Baseline Road, 565-9311
  • Sanitarian Services, 3915 W. 8th St., 280-3378
  • Tuberculosis Clinic, 3915 W. 8th St., 280-3111

6.

STATE HEALTH DEPARTMENT

 

  • 4815 W. Markham, Little Rock, 661-2000

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WIC

WIC意思是Women Infants & Children的简写。WIC的宗旨:To safeguard the health of low-income women, infants, & children up to age 5 who are at nutritional risk by providing nutritious foods to supplement diets, information on healthy eating, and referrals to health care.

The WIC Program is designed to serve certain categories of women, infants, and children. Therefore, the following individuals are considered categorically eligible for WIC:

  • Women
  1. pregnant (during pregnancy and up to 6 weeks after the birth of an infant or the end of the pregnancy)
  2. postpartum (up to six months after the birth of the infant or the end of the pregnancy)
  3. breastfeeding (up to the infant's first birthday)
  • · Infants (up to the infant's first birthday)
  • Children (up to the child's fifth birthday)

另外,还要满足其它申请条件(如低工资收入等)才能申请WIC,详细情况请参考下面网址: http://www.fns.usda.gov/wic/

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ARKids First

ARKids First是为低收入家庭的孩子所设立的医疗保险,ARKids First coverage is much like a typical health insurance policy covering doctor visits, hospital stays, even vision and dental visits. If you are eligible, you will be given a full explanation of benefits. 如果需要更多的信息,请打电话1-888-474-8275,或到ARKids First网址去查询:

http://www.arkidsfirst.com/home.htm

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Social Security Administration

如需办理社会保险号(Social Security Number: SSN),请到小石城当地办公室:

700 W. Capitol Street
Rm 1433 Federal Bldg.
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: (501)324-5827 and (800)772-1213
9am - 4pm, Mon - Fri.
http://www.ssa.gov

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小石城地区名胜

下面列出的小石城地区名胜(local Attractions)包括博物馆,美术馆以及其它名胜古迹:

 

名称

地址

1.

Little Rock Zoo

One Jonesboro Drive, War Memorial Park

2.

Childrens Museum of Arkansas

1400 W. Markham

3.

Aerospace Education Center

3301 E. Roosevelt Road

4.

Arkansas Arts Center

MacArthur Park, 9th and Commerce street

5.

Arkansas Repertory Theatre

601 main Street

6.

Arkansas Riverboat Company

Riverfront park, North Little Rock
Dinner Cruises on this paddle-wheel riverboat

7.

Arkansas State Capitol

Woodlane Drive and Capitol Ave.

8.

Arkansas Territorial Restoration

200 E. Third Street

9.

Arkansas Symphony Orchestra

2417 N. Tyler Road

10

Central High School Museum Visitors Center

14th and Park

11.

Decorative Arts Museum

7th and Rock streets

12.

Little Rock Air Force Base

Jacksonville

13.

Maumelle Park

 

14.

Mohogany Visions Community Art Center

2301 Pulaski street

15.

Museum of Discovery

Museum Center, 500 E. Markham

16.

Old State House (the oldest surviving capitol, 1836 state capitol )

300 W. Markham

17.

Pinnacle Mountain State Park

 

18.

River Market District

400 E. Markham and surrounding areas

19.

Riverfront Park

Arch to Commerce on LaHarpe

20.

UALR Fine Arts Galleries

2801 S. University Ave.

21.

UALR Planetarium

2801 S. University Ave.

22.

War Memorial Park

 

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Email: contact AT lrccc.org

Phone: 501-952-1004