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Hiring Heroes Career Fair held Saturday

 

Saturday, UALR hosted the Hiring Heroes Career Fair. The jobless rate for veterans who served in Iraq or Afghanistan runs about 11.2 percent.

The event included help with job searching, resume writing and interviewing tips.

Shane Sharpe is a Public Affairs Officer. He says, "We've brought together several federal agencies, state agencies, and local businesses from all around Arkansas, to help veterans and their families."

The department of defense, federal and private recruiters were among those on hand to discuss employment opportunities for those who have served our country.

 

Lanes to be closed Sunday on I-30 bridge at Little Rock

A news release from the state Highway and Transportation Department says an inspection of the I-30 bridge over the Arkansas River that day will require closure of one lane in each direction.

The release said the far outside northbound and southbound lanes will be closed from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Ark. Guard using helicopters on wildfires

The area that burned at Camp Robinson included an artillery range, where unexploded bombs posed too much of a hazard to allow firefighters on the ground.

The National Guard said Friday the fire was out, but a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter is on stand-by to address any hot spots. The copter carries a 600-gallon bucket used for dumping water on fires.

The guard has deployed another Blackhawk and bucket to Garland County, where it is on stand-by for any fires that start in the heavily forested region.

Dry conditions and stiff winds have created a fire danger over much of Arkansas.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Hero Central: Families start signing up for Angel Tree Program

 

The Salvation Army's Angel Tree program is underway, thousands of families are expected to line the halls at three locations for the next two-weeks in hope they can provide their children with a happy holiday.

Georgena Clay is applying. She says, "I'm a single mother of four children and I know sometimes it can get hard to get the kids the things that they need for Christmas."

This is Clay's fourth time to apply. If it wasn't for Angel Tree, Christmas wouldn't look so promising. She smiles, "When I see a smile on my children's face it makes me happy; that's the best Christmas gift that a mother could ever receive for their child."

For the first time, the Salvation Army will have a Spanish interpreter at the North Little Rock and Saline County locations.

Major April Taylor says, "We are very happy to be able to supply a need that the community is showing us exist."

Educators' impact on law is the hot topic in North Little Rock

 

The Southwestern Association of Criminal Justice Conference gets under way Friday at the Wyndham Riverfront Hotel on Friday.

The theme of the conference is: "Theory to Practice: How Southwestern Educators Impact the Field of Criminal Justice."

 

NLR Christmas parade entry deadline approaching

 

All clubs, organizations, schools, churches and businesses are encouraged to participate in the parade. An entry form may be obtained by calling the North Little Rock Visitors Bureau at 501-758-1424 or by stopping by the North Little Rock Visitors Bureau in the Visitors Center located in Burns Park at exit 150 off I-40.

All entries must have entertainment appeal by being in costume or decorated. The parade will begin at 2 p.m. at Pershing and Main and will continue down Main Street to Washington Avenue. There will be only one Santa Claus in the parade. The entry deadline is November 15.

The North Little Rock Christmas Parade is sponsored by the North Little Rock Sertoma Club and the City of North Little Rock. For more information or a parade entry form contact the North Little Rock Visitors Bureau at 758-1424.