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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.

Food trucks take over Main Street today

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Oct. 6, 2012) - The 2nd annual Main Street Food Truck Festival will take over downtown Little Rock today, October 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free.

Over 30 food trucks will be lined up on Main Street, from Third to Ninth streets, along with vendors selling arts and crafts.

"We stretched the coverage on Main Street three more blocks and we've added double the amount of trucks which hopefully should cut down on the lines," says Mike Juiliano, better known as Hot Dog Mike.

There will also be a family area sponsored by Heifer International and the Arkansas Repertory Theatre will be hosting two beer gardens. There will also be numerous local music artists on site.

Clinton Center hosts 2012 Walk Now for Autism Speaks

LITTLE ROCK (Oct. 6, 2012) - Every 11 minutes, another family receives the devastating news that their child has an autism spectrum disorder.

The third annual Arkansas Walk Now for Autism Speaks seeks to raise more than $105,000 for autism research and advocacy work. The event is today, October 6, at the Clinton Presidental Center.

"We continue to be pleasantly surprised and grateful to fellow Arkansans for the outstanding community support this event receives," said Dawn Itzkowitz, Autism Speaks co-chairwoman. "Not only is the walk a fundraiser to benefit the national Autism Speaks organization, the walk funds local grants to autism providers and introduces Arkansas families to each other and to resources in their area. We hope to see walkers from across the state at this event."