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Pulaski Tech hosts golf tournament to raise funds for fine arts, humanities

Pulaski Tech hosts golf tournament to raise funds for fine arts, humanities

The Pulaski Technical College Foundation will host its 7th annual golf tournament in memory of P.G. Bradford on Aug. 25 at the Country Club of Arkansas in Maumelle.

The format is a four-person scramble with 8 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. shotgun starts. Team entry is $400, or $100 per person. Prizes will be offered at individual holes, including a 2014 Volkswagen, $10,000, and other prizes. 

Proceeds benefit PTC students enrolled in in Arts and Humanities programs.The Division of Fine Arts and Humanities is the college's largest academic division,and all students must complete at least one course in the division.Pulaski Tech will open The Center for Humanities and Arts, complete wih a 500-seat theater,on its Main Campus in North Little Rock, in Fall 2015.

The tournament also features a helicopter ball. Ball can be purchased for $10, and the person whose ball lands closest to the hole wins $1,000.

Man recognized as 'Local Champion' for firearm safety efforts

Man recognized as 'Local Champion' for firearm safety efforts

NEWTOWN, Connecticut and LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (NSSF) – The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) has recognized Joe Huggins of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission in Little Rock, AR as a “Local Champion” for his efforts to promote firearm safety in the state. The recognition comes as NSSF continues its “S.A.F.E. Summer Across America” campaign as part of its ongoing Project ChildSafe program to emphasize the importance of responsible firearm storage – particularly while children are home from school and more likely to be unattended.

“As the hunter education coordinator, it is my job to ensure we promote safety year-round,” Huggins said. “Firearms and other outdoor equipment are used year-round, which makes practicing safe storage important no matter what season it is.”

Assistant soccer coach hired at UALR

Assistant soccer coach hired at UALR
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Bri Garcia has been hired as an assistant coach for the University of Arkansas at Little Rock soccer team. Coach Adrian Blewitt announced the addition to the team Wednesday. Garcia spent the past year as an assistant coach at Nebraska, and she spent five years as a player at Penn State. Garcia also has assistant coaching experience with the U.S. Olympic Development Program and at summer camps at Penn State. A defensive specialist as a coach, Garcia will focus on organizing the Trojans' back line and protecting the UALR goal. She broke down game film and assisted with on-field coaching with Nebraska last year as the Huskers won the 2013 conference regular-season championship and tournament championship. (Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

FLW College Fishing Southern Conference event set for Lake Dardanelle

FLW College Fishing Southern Conference event set for Lake Dardanelle

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (FLWCF) – FLW College Fishing is headed to Lake Dardanelle July 26 for the final regular-season stop in the Southern Conference. Up to 50 college teams will be competing for a top award of $2,000 and a berth in the Southern Conference Invitational tournament.

“We’ve had quite a bit of rain lately so there will definitely be a shallow and a deep bite,” said 3M ScotchBlue Tape pro Ray Scheide of Dover, Ark., a six-time Forrest Wood Cup qualifier. “The lake is fishing as good or better than it ever has and it is really in good shape.”

Scheide said that college anglers would be able to find fish shallow around milfoil as well as around the lake’s offshore ledges.

Join the Aug. 1 Walk for Children and Families

Join the Aug. 1 Walk for Children and Families

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (MFH) - Online Registration is now available for the 8th Annual Walk for Children and Families. This family-friendly event benefiting Methodist Family Health is coming up Friday, Aug. 1, at the Big Dam Bridge, 4000 Cooks Landing Road, North Little Rock. Check-in begins at 5:30 p.m., with the Walk at 6:30 p.m. Individuals, groups and all ages are welcome.

The fun will include live music by the Gable Bradley Band, free Frosty Treats ice cream, free pizza, games and walking for a great cause. All participants will receive a free T-shirt. Parking will be at the Crystal Hill Elementary School, with a free shuttle to the Big Dam Bridge.

Camp iRock registration deadline extended to July 11

Camp iRock registration deadline extended to July 11

Little Rock, AR – The registration deadline for Camp iRock has been extended to July 11. The Arkansas Minority Health Commission (AMHC) will host the fourth annual all-girl fitness and nutrition camp, Sunday, August 10 through Saturday, August 16. The experience will take place at Ferncliff Camp and Conference Center, 1720 Ferncliff Road in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Designed exclusively for girls in sixth, seventh and eighth grades, Camp iRock offers fun educational activities, workshops and exercises aimed at promoting healthy lifestyles, physical activity and self-confidence. Forty girls from across Arkansas will be selected to attend the camp free of charge. To apply or to learn about camper criteria visit, www.campirock.com.

Camp iRock fitness and nutrition camp registration deadline June 27

Camp iRock fitness and nutrition camp registration deadline June 27

Little Rock, AR (AMHC) – The Arkansas Minority Health Commission (AMHC) will host the fourth annual Camp iRock, an all-girl fitness and nutrition camp, Sunday, August 10 through Saturday, August 16 at Ferncliff Camp and Conference Center. Designed exclusively for girls in sixth, seventh and eighth grades, Camp iRock offers fun educational activities, workshops and exercises aimed at promoting healthy lifestyles, physical activity and self-confidence.

Forty girls from across Arkansas will be selected to attend the camp free of charge. To apply or to learn about camper criteria visit, www.campirock.com

The application deadline is June 27, 2014.

According to the Arkansas Center for Health Improvement, one in three Arkansas public school students is overweight or at risk for becoming overweight. These children have a higher risk of developing diabetes, hypertension and other chronic diseases.