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Get ready for student flu shots

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Health Department Spokesman Ed Barham is trying to stress the importance of getting a flu shot.

"It's in the top ten causes of death for the United States," says Barham.

The flu vaccine includes three strains of the flu to build up your immune system. One of the strains, is the H1N1 virus that hit Americans hard in 2009.

"The H1N1 flu is still in circulation we still see cases of it and the protection for that is in this flu shot,"says Barham.

Little Rock School District Health Services Coordinator Margo Bushmiaer says vaccinating children is like protecting the community around them.

Tiny Hands Monster Bash benefiting UAMS

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Oct. 8, 2012) - Scare up some fun this Halloween season at the 10th annual Tiny Hands Monster Bash.

The costume party fundraiser is scheduled for Friday, October 19 from 7-11:30 p.m. at Next Level Events, located at 1400 W. Markham St. in Little Rock's Union Station.

Tickets are $50 in advance or $55 at the door. Purchase tickets online at www.uamsfamilyhome.org or by calling (501) 920-2328. Guests are requested to be 21 and older.

Costumes are encouraged but not required. Prizes for the best costumes will be awarded. Guests can enjoy live music by The Intruders, a silent auction, hors d'oeuvres and beverages. A cash bar will be available.

UALR business center offers advice for online

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (UALR contribution) - UALR's Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center will offer "Online Marketing in a Day" from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, in advance of the holiday buying season.

The day-long seminar at UALR's Donald W. Reynolds Business Center at University Avenue and 28th Street will give participants the knowledge they need to establish and enhance their business's online presence.

Registration fee is $50. Due to limited seating, pre-registration is required. For more information, call (501) 683-7700 or visit asbtdc.org/training.

Musician Scott Carey in Little Rock for video release party

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Oct. 6, 2012) - In April of this year, Nashville country artist Scott Carey picked Little Rock as the backdrop to film the music video for his song "Heroes' Highway".

The song is a tribute to his cousin, Robert Sanchez, who was an army ranger KIA in Afghanistan in 2009. The Little Rock community came together to create the video, with extensive military participation.

While Scott was in town, he made an apperance on 'THV This Morning Saturday' to perform an acoustic version of "Smile".

UAMS, Kroger partner for free health screenings

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Oct. 6, 2012) - University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Pharmacy students and Kroger are offering free health screenings at 29 Kroger pharmacies throughout the state today, October 6.

The screenings will include blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar checks and will be held on a walk-in basis from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at all Kroger pharmacy locations in Batesville, Benton, Cabot, Conway, England, Hot Springs, Jacksonville, Jonesboro, Little Rock, Maumelle, North Little Rock, Russellville and West Memphis.

This is the second year of the partnership, with nearly 100 students screening more than 1,100 patients at Kroger locations statewide last year. All screening supplies are being provided by Kroger, while all screenings will be conducted by UAMS College of Pharmacy students.

Volunteers needed for Arkansas River cleanup

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Oct. 6, 2012) - Keep North Little Rock Beautiful, Keep Little Rock Beautiful and Keep Sherwood Beautiful, all certified local affiliates of Keep America Beautiful, are collaborating to host a litter pickup along the Arkansas River.

"These three organizations share a concern for protecting the Arkansas River's ecosystem and natural beauty," said Randy Naylor, chairman of Keep North Little Rock Beautiful. "We encourage our friends and neighbors to help us remove litter from the river's shorelines."

Volunteers will meet today, October 6, at the Downtown Riverside RV Park in North Little Rock at 8:30 a.m. The event will conclude at 10:30 a.m. with a small celebration.

Running for heroes at Angel One Home Run 5K

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Sept. 17, 2012) - Many sick children are transported long distances to Arkansas Children's Hospital for the special care they need. 

The Angel One® medical transport program will often fly a parent with their child to the hospital, but the cost of getting home can be a huge financial burden to some.

That's why they are asking everyone to walk, run or crawl with the Angel One crew at the Angel One Home Run 5K, a fun running event to benefit patients and families treated at ACH.

The event will be today, October 6 at Two Rivers Park at 8 a.m. Check-in will be from 7:20 to 7:45 a.m.

The race is for anyone no matter your level of fitness. Registration is $30 on the day of the event.