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DHS launches new agency website

 DHS launches new agency website

In an effort to make services, programs and initiatives easier to access and understand, the Arkansas Department of Human Services has created a new website for the agency.

Once on the new site, users will find maps and directions to county offices, information about dozens of programs, a portal to apply online for public assistance, additional resources and much more.

The new site, http://humanservices.arkansas.gov, launches Monday. People visiting the old site http://www.arkansas.gov/dhs will be redirected to the new page.

Celebrate an injury-free Independence Day

Celebrate an injury-free Independence Day

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Fireworks stands across the state are starting to do big business as Arkansans prepare to celebrate the Independence Day weekend.

Because Attorney General Dustin McDaniel hopes everyone has a safe and happy holiday, he issued these safety tips to remind Arkansans about state laws concerning fireworks.

Keep your children safe in the water

Keep your children safe in the water

The Arkansas Department of Health is reminding parents of the danger that is present when young children are around swimming pools, lakes and streams.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “Every day, about ten people die from unintentional drowning. Of these, two are children aged 14 or younger.

Big Bass Bonanza Leaderboard

Big Bass Bonanza Leaderboard

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Daniel Schults of Pine Bluff leads the field of anglers with a 5.63 pound bass he caught in the Dumas pool.  Schults caught the fish in the 9 a.m. hour to take the overall lead on the first day of the three-day tournament.


When asked about the experience, Schults, who spent the morning fishing with his father Wayne said, “I was fishing hard.”  This was the second time the younger Schults had fished the Dumas pool.


Leaders in the other four pools are:

•  Jason Deblock of Vilonia (4.87) – Little Rock pool

•  Martin Arnold of Ft. Smith (5.36) – Fort Smith pool

•  David Wood of Dardanelle (5.54) – Dardanelle pool

•  Eric Green of Pine Bluff (5.49) – Pine Bluff pool



The top fish wins the guaranteed $50,000. Each of the other four pool leaders has the potential to win a guaranteed $10,000 for catching the

largest fish in each of the other pools during the tournament.

July activities at Dardanelle

July activities at Dardanelle

Tuesdays and Saturdays at 1:30 pm – What’s for Lunch? – See our aquarium exhibit! We have 8,000 gallons of aquariums, filled with many of the fish species found in Lake Dardanelle. Join park staff, as they feed the fish live food. See for yourself, just what do those fish eat for lunch?

Saturdays 1:45 p.m. – Critter Crunch – Lake Dardanelle’s diverse habitats provide homes for many creatures large and small. Join a park interpreter in the kid’s corner of the visitor center as she tells you about some of the smaller creatures. She will also be feeding these creatures; so come discover the small native wonders we have around us.

 

Friday, July 1

3p.m.

Celebrate July 4 for free

Celebrate July 4 for free

The City of Russellville and The Journey will present Freedom Fest and the fireworks display at Pleasant View Park on July 4, 2011.  Events begin at 4:00pm with the fireworks display at 9:15pm.  Events include music, kids’ activities and inflatable games.  Admission is free.

Sunset Cinema is family fun at Lake Dardanelle

Sunset Cinema is family fun at Lake Dardanelle

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – The Promotion and Events committee of the Russellville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Advertising and Promotion Commission have partnered again this year to produce the outdoor movie event, Sunset Cinema. This summer will mark the fifth season of Sunset Cinema, which aims to enhance the quality of life in the Russellville area by bringing together members of the community.

Sunset Cinema is an outdoor movie theater which operates during the summer months at Lake Dardanelle State Park in Russellville. The cost is $1 per person, children under 12 are free.

These family-friendly events brought in over 650 attendees last year.  The two feature presentations scheduled this summer are Yogi Bear on Thursday, June 2 and Cats and Dogs on Thursday, July 7. Each showing will begin at approximately 8:30 p.m.

This program would not be possible without the following gracious sponsors: Drs.