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Community Institutions team up to create innovative experiential learning program

Community Institutions team up to create innovative experiential learning program

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (April 22, 2014) – Exalt Education, a Little Rock non-profit organization, and the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service, launched on Tuesday an innovative learning program called the Learning Pass.

The Learning Pass initiative will turn the entire city into a classroom by providing middle school students with hands-on, daily, experiential, learning opportunities throughout the community. Four students from the Clinton School of Public Service have established partnerships with more than 15 community institutions to make this unique program possible.

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The Arkansas Foodbank announces new summer feeding sites

The Arkansas Foodbank announces new summer feeding sites

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The Arkansas Foodbank, the largest food bank in Arkansas, will participate in the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Summer Food Service Program this summer by sponsoring two Summer Feeding sites.

The sites will serve two meals per day (breakfast and lunch) from June through August to about 500-600 children a day. Breakfast will be served from 8:30-10:00 a.m. and lunch will be served from noon-1:30 p.m., Monday -Friday. All meals will be provided without charge.

Participating sites will be Paul Bewie Boys and Girls Club in Hot Springs Village and Saline County Boys and Girls Club in Benton.

Pinnacle Mountain car break-ins down significantly

Pinnacle Mountain car break-ins down significantly

PULASKI COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV)—Car break ins at Pinnacle Mountain are down significantly from a year ago.

In 2013 the state park saw fourteen break-ins, but this year there have only been two.

"It just happens in the blink of an eye," says park ranger Will Ward who has been with the park for almost a year. "We had people on the playground will this last break-in and nobody can see it or hear it."

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Officials say Pinnacle Mountain can be a hot spot for thieves because they know that when you're hundreds of feet up the side of a mountain it can be a little difficult to tend to your car that's in the parking lot.

Airbrushing Class

Airbrushing Class

Central Arkansas Scale Modelers will be hosting an instructional class on how to use your airbrush on Saturday, May 10th beginning at 2pm at HobbyTown USA Little Rock. The class is free of charge.

-Instructor Led

-Airbrushing Techniques

-Hands on

-Step-by-Step Instruction

If you would like to attend the class, please bring your airbrush,a model to paint, and your choice of paint and thinner. There will be a limited number of airbrushes available to use if you do not own one.

Please fill out the sign up sheet located at the front counter so that we know how many
people to prepare for. The last day to sign up will be Wednesday, May 7th.

 

Contact Person: Brianna Childres

Contact Phone: 501-269-9086

Event Location: 2614 S. Shackleford Rd., Suite C, Little Rock, Arkansas

Email: casmodelers@gmail.com

Website: www.CASModels.org

 

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Missing teen: Have you seen him?

Missing teen: Have you seen him?

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office is looking for a runaway teen.

The Sheriff's Office said 16-year-old Vonquarius 'Von' Gaston has been missing since March 25. He was last seen at his home on Southern Belle Drive.

The Sheriff's Office said Von has a history of running away, but has never been gone for more than three or four days. As of April 15 Von has been missing for three weeks.

Von has not made contact with anyone in his family or friends; investigators don't have any leads at this time.

Von was recently released from Bridgeway and his parents believe he has no connection to local schools.

If you have any information to the whereabouts of Von Gaston, contact the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office Investigations Division at 501-340-6940 or our 24 hour Communications Center at 501-340-6963. Anonymous information can also be left on the Central Arkansas CRIMESTOPPERS tip-line at 501-340-TIPS(8477).

Mansfield schools awarded physical fitness grant


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Mansfield School District in western Arkansas has been awarded a $160,000 grant by the U.S. Department of Education for physical fitness programs.

The grant announced Tuesday is intended to help schools and community organizations start, expand or enhance physical education and nutrition education programs - including after-school programs - for students in kindergarten through 12th grades.

The Department of Education awarded a total of 67 grants nationwide worth more than $33 million.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


Garland, Saline counties to see lane closures

Garland, Saline counties to see lane closures

LITTLE ROCK (AHTD) – Work on Highway 70 will require lane closures in Garland and Saline counties between Hot Springs and Interstate 30, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials.

Crews will be performing pavement testing in preparation for widening Highway 70. The closures will be weekdays, Monday, April 14 through Friday, April 18, between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., weather permitting. Traffic will be controlled using cones and flaggers.

The closures will begin on the eastbound lane at Hot Springs just east of the Hot Springs Bypass and continue to I-30. Once testing is complete on the eastbound lane, crews will perform work on the westbound lane, beginning at I-30 and moving toward Hot Springs.