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Great Arkansas Clean-Up and National Public Lands Day

Great Arkansas Clean-Up and National Public Lands Day

More than 170,000 volunteers nationwide will visit their favorite public parks, beaches, wildlife preserves or forests to learn and enjoy more about these treasured places as part of National Public Lands Day. On Saturday, September 24, 2011 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Dardanelle Aquatic Resource Team will host their 17th Annual National Public Lands Day event at Old Post Road Park. This event brings together thousands of volunteers to improve and restore the lands and facilities that Americans use for recreation, education and enjoyment. You can also join in volunteering for the annual Great Arkansas Clean-up which will be held at this event. It costs the state of Arkansas approximately $5 million annually to pick up litter. Each year 17,000 Arkansans volunteer for this event in 53 counties to reduce our waste and beautify the environment.

Volunteers are invited to enjoy special activities and demonstrations beginning at 8:00 a.m.

Arkansas 47th in National Child Well-Being Rankings

Arkansas 47th in National Child Well-Being Rankings

POPE COUNTY, Ark. (AP/KTHV) - High child poverty in Arkansas keeps the state pinned to the bottom of national rankings in measurements of child well-being, according to the 2011 KIDS COUNT Data Book. The state moved up one position to 47th for overall child well-being, despite substantial gains seen in the lives of Arkansas teens.

With an overall child poverty rate of 27 percent, the state is still struggling to move up in the yearly rankings.

Criteria for Single Parent Scholarship Fund

Criteria for Single Parent Scholarship Fund

UNDATED (KTHV) -- Life's not always a cake walk -- especially if you're a single parent. Getting ahead with your education can present even more of a challenge.

But there is help out there. Joining Dawn Scott with details is Ralph Nesson, executive director of the Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund.

Nesson talks about the applicant criteria, how to apply and more.

Craving companionship

Craving companionship

What does an older adult who lives alone want most for dinner? The answer may surprise you.

According to new research, an overwhelming majority of seniors say that having someone to share their meals with makes those times more satisfying for them.

Sunset Cinema this Thursday

Sunset Cinema this Thursday

Sunset Cinema is being held Thursday in Russellville at Lake Dardanelle State Park. The movie starts 30 minutes after dusk. Bring your blankets or lounge chairs and enjoy the family atmosphere. Admission is $1. Movie is to be announced.

The park is located at 100 State Park Drive. This is put on by the Russellville Chamber of Commerce.

Corps concerned with rising number of deaths at its parks

Corps concerned with rising number of deaths at its parks

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The U.S.

9-11 Memorial Ceremony to be held at State Capitol

9-11 Memorial Ceremony to be held at State Capitol

9-11 MEMORIAL CEREMONY

ARKANSAS STATE CAPITOL, Little Rock, September 11, 2011

The Procession will begin at 13:00 hrs  (Procession Group will meet at 12:00 hrs at front of Central Fire Station 624 Chester St). Ceremony at Capitol will be at 14:00 hrs and conclude at 15:00 hrs.

To R.S.V.P. call 501-851-1337 x200 or email gglenn@maumelle.org.