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Re-Fashion Bash to feature students' recyclable designs

Re-Fashion Bash to feature students' recyclable designs

BENTON, Ark. - Saline County students will be showcasing their recycled material fashion designs. 

On Saturday, April 11 at 5 p.m., be a part of Re-Fashion Bash “Where Green is the New Black.” It will be held at the Benton Event Center. This event will highlight Saline County students of all ages walking the runway turning trash to treasure. Come out and support your students on this memorable red carpet night.

Tickets are $5 in advance and $10 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at the Saline County Regional Solid Waste Management District Office located at 114 W. Sevier Street in downtown Benton. Top recycled designs will receive prize money, with first place receiving $500, second place $250, and third place $100.

First Assembly of God NLR launches project to feed Ark. hungry kids

First Assembly of God NLR launches project to feed Ark. hungry kids

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (First Assembly of God Church) - The First Assembly of God Church in North Little Rock, pastored by Reverend Rod Loy, launched a 10-week campaign to feed hungry children in xentral Arkansas on Feb. 1, 2015.

According to recent studies by child hunger experts:

·       Arkansas is the hungriest state in America.  Last year, 21.2 percent of households were at risk of hunger.

·       111,771 students in Arkansas qualify for free lunch (23.5 percent of all school children).  For many of them, the only full meal they get is at school. 

·       1 in 5 school children in Arkansas don’t have an adequate meal when they go home at night.

·       28.4 percent of children in Arkansas are food insecure – meaning consistent access to adequate food is limited by a lack of money and other resources. 

Bryant Boys and Girls Club receives $25,000 grant

Bryant Boys and Girls Club receives $25,000 grant

BRYANT, Ark. (KTHV) - The Heart of Arkansas United Way will announce Friday, Feb. 27 that the Bryant Boys and Girls Club will receive a grant of $25,000.

This grant is meant to help the organization with healthy snacks for all of the students who attend their afterschool program for the 2015 calendar year. Currently, over 40 percent of the Bryant Boys and Girls Club's members are eligible for free or reduced lunches and the grant will help provide healthy after school snacks no matter what the financial issues are in the home. 

Arkansas STEM students to present at State Capitol

Arkansas STEM students to present at State Capitol

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (University of Central Ark.) - More than 90 undergraduate students will present 64 posters highlighting their original research in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) on Wednesday, Feb.11 from 9:30 a.m. to noon in the Arkansas State Capitol Rotunda in Little Rock.

This is the fourth consecutive year for the Arkansas STEM Posters at the State Capitol. The University of Central Arkansas is the primary organizer of the event, with support and participation from other Arkansas colleges and universities. The Arkansas STEM Posters at the State Capitol is modeled after the STEM Posters program at Murray State University in Kentucky. Both are designed to mirror the Posters on the Hill event at the U.S. Capitol.

CALS Community Learning Courses to offer six week French course

CALS Community Learning Courses to offer six week French course

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - A local library is offering a six week long french course starting Feb.18. 

The Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) will host a french learning course every Wednesday night from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for six weeks that will last until April 8. 

The course will be held at Hillcrest Hall off 1501 Kavanaugh Blvd in Little Rock. The fee is $75 and you can register at www.cals.org.

PCSSD deploys EpiPen auto-injectors to all 36 schools

PCSSD deploys EpiPen auto-injectors to all 36 schools

PULASKI COUNTY, Ark. (PCSSD) - The Pulaski County Special School District is proud to announce another first when it comes to the health and safety of its students and schools.

Wilbur D. Mills Graduate Running With the Hogs

Wilbur D. Mills Graduate Running With the Hogs

Anthony Blakely is a decorated graduate and athlete from PCSSD's Wilbur D. Mills University Studies High School. During Blakely's high school days at Mills, he was an outstanding cheerleader, a percussionist in the band, an ROTC drill team member and track star. He showed promise in all of these extra curricular activities, however, some special talents were discovered in the summer of 2008 while he was a member of the Team Elite AAU track team. Blakely, a sprinter, showed versatility when he ran on the 800 meter relay team that competed in the AAU National Junior Olympics in Des Moines, Iowa at Drake University. His potential was noticed, very much like the famous Usain Bolt, who began running the 800 meters before devoting his time to sprints.