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Documentary film series on fracking to debut in Little Rock

Documentary film series on fracking to debut in Little Rock

CONWAY (ArkansasFracking.org) – Local non-profit group, ArkansasFracking.org, will be debuting their documentary film series, Land of Opportunity, in Little Rock on November 22 at 7 p.m. at Market Street CinemaThe series focuses on the impact that hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” has on local communities in the Fayetteville Shale in north, central Arkansas.  Roughly 4,500 natural gas wells have been drilled since 2005 in the rural, 5-county area.

Heifer International Philippines projects hit by Typhoon Haiyan

Heifer International Philippines projects hit by Typhoon Haiyan

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Heifer International) – Typhoon Haiyan, known in the Philippines as Yolanda, made landfall last week, bringing wind speeds higher than 230 mph and a storm surge of more than 10 feet. The death toll, currently confirmed at more than 1,000 is expected to rise.

Heifer Philippines Country Director Herc Paradiang reports that all Heifer staff members are reported safe and several are en route to the central region to assess the damage to our five projects in the areas most heavily affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan.

INITIAL REPORT: Heifer International releases report on Phillipines staff, families in wake of typhoon (http://on.kthv.com/1fBHCV3)

Heifer International Philippines projects hit by Typhoon Haiyan

Heifer International Philippines projects hit by Typhoon Haiyan

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Heifer International) – Typhoon Haiyan, known in the Philippines as Yolanda, made landfall last week, bringing wind speeds higher than 230 mph and a storm surge of more than 10 feet. The death toll, currently confirmed at more than 1,000 is expected to rise.

Heifer Philippines Country Director Herc Paradiang reports that all Heifer staff members are reported safe and several are en route to the central region to assess the damage to our five projects in the areas most heavily affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan.

INITIAL REPORT: Heifer International releases report on Phillipines staff, families in wake of typhoon (http://on.kthv.com/1fBHCV3)

Goodwill announces goal to recycle 500,000 pounds of e-waste this year

Goodwill announces goal to recycle 500,000 pounds of e-waste this year

LITTLE ROCK (City of Little Rock) – The City of Little Rock and Keep Little Rock Beautiful will partner with Goodwill Industries of Arkansas for the third year to celebrate America Recycles Day. Goodwill will accept computers and other e-waste for recycling, along with gently-used clothing, shoes, books and other household donations at four Goodwill locations in Little Rock on Friday, November 15, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.

“Goodwill is proud to be partnering with Keep Little Rock Beautiful and the City of Little Rock for this year’s America Recycles Day. Events like our e-waste drive on November 15, raise awareness about the importance of responsible recycling that help our community,” said Leisa Wamsley, Goodwill’s vice president of Donated Goods. “Goodwill turns donated e-waste into jobs and gladly accepts electronic waste and other gently used items, all year long.”

Who's up for a scavenger hunt??

Who's up for a scavenger hunt??

JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) – Jacksonville Parks and Recreation will host a scavenger hunt soon!

According to a spokesperson for the department, the scavenger hunt will happen Sat., Nov. 9 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Stonewall Park on 100 Berkshire Drive.

All ages are welcome, and food and admission are free.

For more information, visit www.cityofjacksonville.net/parks.

Home School Program at Pinnacle Mountain State Park

Home School Program at Pinnacle Mountain State Park

Join Park Interpreter Richard (richard.spilman@arkansas.gov) for a home school class geared toward children grades 3rd- 6th from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Themes of the classes will be based on earth and life science topics, often taking the students outside to explore the natural environment. The topic for this week will be astronomy.

Pre-registration is required.  20 students will be the maximum for a class. 

To register, please call Maryanne Stansbury at (501) 367-0408- leave a message and you will be added on.  A confirmation return call will secure your spot.

Meeting place: Visitor Center
Admission: Free

Arkansas Mycological Society to host Mushroom Mania Workshop

Arkansas Mycological Society to host Mushroom Mania Workshop

Join field mycologist Jay Justice and other members of the Arkansas Mycological Society for a day of immersion to macrofungi, the largest members of the fifth kingdom. 

The day events include interpretive hikes to observe mushrooms and fungi, opportunities to consume wild mushroom soup, and lectures on edible and poisonous mushrooms.

This will be held from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 2 at Pinnacle Mountain State Park.

Contact the park for more information.

Meeting place: Visitor Center
Admission: $15 adults; 17and younger free