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Join The Great Arkansas River Cleanup

Join The Great Arkansas River Cleanup

Keep Little Rock Beautiful, Keep North Little Rock Beautiful and Keep Sherwood Beautiful will be hosting a cleanup at the Arkansas River between Little Rock and North Little Rock. The event takes place on Saturday, October 6, 2012, from 8:30am - 10:30 am.

Contact KNLRB@aol.com, www.facebook.com/KNLRB, or call 501-231-9054 to sign up.

Schools, Health Department offer flu vaccines for K-12

Schools, Health Department offer flu vaccines for K-12

(LITTLE ROCK) —The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH), the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) and local school districts statewide are again offering the seasonal flu vaccine to school children in grades K-12 beginning the week of October 8. School clinics will be going on for the next several months.

Seasonal flu vaccine is not required for children to attend school, but it is highly recommended.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Academy of Pediatricians (AAP) recommend everyone aged 6 months and older receive a seasonal flu vaccine every year.  Seasonal flu causes children to miss school and their parents to miss work.   If you have insurance, the ADH will ask your insurance company to pay for the cost of giving the vaccine.  If you do not have insurance or your insurance company does not pay, the shot will be no charge to you.

American Heart Association celebrates food and wine

American Heart Association celebrates food and wine

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Taste your way through Dickey-Stephens Park in North Little Rock October 4 from 6 – 9 p.m. for the American Heart Association’s Festival of  Wines presented by the Jack Stephens Heart Institute at St. Vincent.

 

The annual festival is the largest wine tasting event in Arkansas, and since its creation nine years ago, Moon and Central Distributors have been sharing their wines from around the world. At this year’s festival there will be 600 wines available for tasting.

 

“The Festival of Wines has become a tradition with wine enthusiast and novice alike. It is a fun way to help raise funds for life saving medical research and education in the field of cardiovascular disease,” said festival chair Ron Witherspoon.

 

Finish Line Fun at BDB 100 Finale Fest

Finish Line Fun at BDB 100 Finale Fest

Cyclists from across the region will participate in the Sixth Annual Big Dam Bridge 100 Cycling Tour of Central Arkansas on Saturday, September 29, 2012. Crossing the longest bridge built specifically for cyclists, runners and walkers, the event is expected to draw about 2,500 riders of all ages from 25 states and throughout Arkansas.

The event offers rides from 15-100 miles. The 100 mile tour includes Little Rock, North Little Rock, Maumelle, Mayflower, Conway and Perry County, with volunteers staffing aid stations throughout the course. The start line is on LaHarpe in Little Rock and the finish line is on Main Street in the Argenta Arts District of North Little Rock.  There will be various street closures and delays during the day.

This Week in Argenta

This Week in Argenta

September 24: Crush Wine Bar hosts a Beer Tasting with Marshall Brewing.The beers for the evening include Sundown Wheat, Old Pavilion Pilsner, McNellie's Pub Ale, Atlas IPA, & Oktoberfest.  Crush Wine Bar is located at 318 Main Street, Argenta Arts District, downtown North Little Rock. Call 501-374-9463 for more information.

September 25: Tales from the South, a live taping of the radio series, is held weekly on Tuesdays at Starving Artist Cafe´. Cost: $5 admission plus dinner. Dinner begins at 5 p.m.; taping begins at 7 p.m. Seating is limited. For details, call 501-372-7976, visit www.TalesFromTheSouth.com.

PEC, Freigh Systems among 17 to earn Governor's Quality awards

PEC, Freigh Systems among 17 to earn Governor's Quality awards

Seventeen organizations from throughout the state were presented Arkansas Governor’s Quality Awards by Governor Mike Beebe during the 18th Annual Awards Celebration for the Governor’s Quality Award Program on Monday, September 24 at the Peabody Hotel Little Rock. Approximately 300 business and civic leaders from throughout Arkansas attended the celebration. AEDC Executive Director Grant Tennille was the guest speaker.

White County Medical Center of Searcy took top honors in receiving the Governor’s Award for Performance Excellence.

The Achievement Level Award was presented to: Drew Memorial Hospital, Monticello; Freight Systems, Inc., North Little Rock; Professional Education Center, North Little Rock, and Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks, Fayetteville.

UAMS hosts free lung cancer symposium Oct. 5

UAMS hosts free lung cancer symposium Oct. 5

 

LITTLE ROCK – A free event at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) will offer insight into the latest advances in preventing, diagnosing and treating lung cancer.

The Third Annual Lung Cancer Symposium is open to both health care professionals and people interested in cancer advocacy. It is set for 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 5 at the UAMS Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute. Participants are welcome to attend any session, but topics specifically for a non-medical audience begin at 10:50 a.m.

To register and view the agenda, visit www.cancer.uams.edu/lungcancersymposium. Lunch is provided, and parking is available in UAMS Parking 3 at the corner of Cedar Street and Capitol Avenue.