As part of the National Drug Control Strategy, the Office of National Drug Control Policy has called for an increase of prescription drug return and disposal programs as a means to curb prescription drug abuse. In 2010, a coalition led by State Drug Director Fran Flener, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel and both Arkansas districts of the U.S. Attorney’s Office launched an ongoing educational program to encourage everyone to “Monitor, Secure and Dispose” of their prescription medications. Numerous partners have made the success of this program possible. The coalition plans Arkansas’s participation in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Take Back Initiative with collection events each spring and fall. Through a partnership with the Rotary Clubs of Arkansas, some collection sites are available year-round. Due to the commitment of the Arkansas law enforcement community, our partners, the multi-agency coalition, and participation by Arkansans across the state, the Take Back effort in Arkansas has been successful above and beyond expectations.
The Russellville High School (RHS) drama department will perform the Broadway musical, “Little Women,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. on April 27. “Little Women” is the story of four sisters, their family and their suitors. It’s a coming-of-age tale set in the Civil War era. The classic novel by Louisa May Alcott has been adapted to stage and screen many times, but this version brings it to life in a new way. “It is so much more than song and dance,” Director Stephanie Schultze said. “This musical has literary merit and will refresh your faith in the power of family. That said, the music alone is worth the price of admission. These kids can flat out sing.” Schultze noted the production features a set designed by Daniel Stahl, theater department chair, paint design by Jannetta Carney, authentic period costumes rented from a professional costume company, a live-pit orchestra featuring student and area musicians and a talented cast of young people. “This has been one of the most delightful casts I have ever worked with,” Schultze said. “Throughout the production process, this group has worked to obtain a deeper level of characterization and understanding of this show.” Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults with a special mother/daughter discount price of $12 for the pair. Tickets may be purchased or reserved by calling The Center for the Arts at 498-6600. Read more: The Courier - Your Messenger for the River Valley - Little Women to showcase big talent
Camp Healing Hearts is a FREE overnight camp for children ages 5–18 and their families who have lost a loved one. Sponsored by Kaleidoscope Grief Center, a service of Methodist Family Health, this year’s Camp Healing Hearts will be held May 16-17 at Camp Aldersgate in Little Rock. Camp Healing Hearts provides a safe environment where children and families can develop coping skills, both individually and within a community of others. The work of play encourages a new sense of normalcy and allows children to find a voice for their grief. Participants will convene for the 24-hour-long camp at 5 p.m. Friday, May 16, and stay until 5 p.m. Saturday, May 17. Camp Healing Hearts unites families in the grief process by encouraging parents and guardians to attend the event alongside their children. Throughout the weekend, campers will reflect, reconnect and rediscover on an individual, family and community level by participating in therapeutic and recreational activities. In “Heart to Heart” time, children, teens and parents will participate in age-tailored peer support sessions designed to provide a safe environment for the expression of grief. Camp Healing Hearts will also provide participants the opportunity to take part in traditional camp activities such as a campfire with s’mores, fishing, swimming, arts and crafts and a ropes course. For more information and event details, contact Katherine Gipson at (501) 537-3991 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Toad Suck Daze Run will use chip timing technology to calculate results. Participants must wear a race chip to get an official race time. Race chip and packet pickup will be Thursday, May 1, 2014 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at The Sporty Runner in Conway and again on Friday, May 2, 2014 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at The Sporty Runner in Conway. Race packets will also be available on race day from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. at Conway High School Fieldhouse. Registrants after 7:30 a.m. will not be timed. T-Shirts All registrants will receive a New Balance technical t-shirt with the Toad Suck Daze Run logo. Additional shirts are available for purchase for $15.00 each. Shirts are available in adult Mens and Womens sizes S – XXL. Youth sized shirts will be provided for all Tadpole Trot participants. These youth sized shirts are a 50/50 cotton blend and run small, so please order accordingly. Additional youth shirts are available for purchase for $10.00 each. *Shirt sizes not guaranteed for packets picked up after 7:00 a.m. on race day.
Matt Mosler and Jancey Sheats want to know the proper lingo for adjusting your air conditioning.
Middleton Heat and Air Company shares tips to keep your ac bill low during the summer months.
Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park, creator of the world's first all-trampoline walled playing court, has awarded its newest franchise in Little Rock, Ark., with plans to open their doors in May 2014. The brand new 25,000 square foot facility will include an open jump court, three Ultimate Dodgeball courts, a SkySlam basketball court, SkyRobics exercise program and a foam zone. “Since our inception in 2004, Sky Zone has entertained, excited and evolved family entertainment while infusing active fun into a healthy lifestyle,” said Jeff Platt, president of Sky Zone LLC. “As we look to expand in Little Rock, we are pleased to offer residents a new twist on recreational activities. Our goal is to have fans in every city nationwide jumping for joy!” Sky Zone will defy gravity with its newest park, offering residents of Little Rock and the surrounding area the ultimate 3-D play experience. The all-trampoline walled courts are designed for optimal air time with popular activities such as open jump, which offers a court of connecting trampolines where the sky is the limit; Ultimate Dodgeball, a fresh new take on that favorite childhood pastime; SkySlam, which gives everyone the opportunity to slam dunk a basketball; and SkyRobics, an innovative fitness class that burns up to 1,000 calories in one hour. Freestyle fliers can also practice their moves as they soar into the giant foam zone. Sky Zone is available for every kind of outing, including birthday parties, dodgeball tournaments, fundraising events, corporate team building and memorable class field trips. Jumpers of almost any age, shape and size are invited to have fun and fly safe at Sky Zone. “I'm so excited to bring Sky Zone to Little Rock," said Chris Avery, owner of Sky Zone Little Rock. "It's a perfect family activity for a family-oriented place like Central Arkansas." The Little Rock park will be located at 400 Sharkey Dr., Suite 1 in Maumelle, Ark. It is owned and operated by Chris Avery and his partners. Sky Zone welcomes jumpers of any age, shape or physical ability for a one-of-a-kind experience. For more information on Sky Zone, including career opportunities, please visit www.skyzone.com/littlerock.
It began last year when IHOP® Restaurants first presented a new innovative twist on one of its most popular breakfast classics: Brioche French Toast with thick, rich brioche bread dipped in a lightly-sweetened vanilla batter, grilled to golden perfection with three choices of toppings. Brioche French Toast quickly became one of the most successful introductions in the brand’s history, and has been a popular favorite on the menu ever since. Now, IHOP restaurants are bringing guests another delicious choice with the introduction of Cinnamon Swirl Brioche French Toast: Three slices of thick, rich brioche bread dipped in a lightly-sweetened vanilla batter, grilled to golden perfection, layered with cinnamon roll filling, then topped with cream cheese icing. Cinnamon Swirl French Toast joins these two current favorites: · Bananas Foster Brioche French Toast: Three slices of thick, rich brioche bread dipped in a lightly-sweetened vanilla batter, grilled to golden perfection, topped with a classic New Orleans Foster’s sauce made with sliced bananas caramelized in a buttery brown sugar glaze, then crowned with powdered sugar and whipped topping. · Berry-Berry Brioche French Toast: Three slices of thick, rich brioche bread dipped in a lightly-sweetened vanilla batter, grilled to golden perfection, topped with blueberries and glazed strawberries, then crowned with powdered sugar and whipped topping. Guests may enjoy three slices of Brioche French Toast à la carte, as a delicious indulgent treat, or two slices as part of an IHOP Combo that includes two eggs, done the way they like them, a choice of crispy bacon, pork sausage links or a grilled ham slice, along with IHOP restaurants’ signature golden hash browns. Guests can also lift a glass to spring with the addition of three new refreshing “Morning Toast” beverages: · Mango ’Mosa: Premium orange juice, sparkling lemon-lime soda and tropical mango syrup garnished with an orange wheel. · Orange Grapefruit Breeze: Premium orange juice, sparkling lemon-lime soda and grapefruit syrup garnished with an orange wheel. · Spicy Tom: Spicy tomato juice served with a lemon wedge and a crispy, hickory smoked bacon strip. “At IHOP restaurants, we’re always looking for innovative offerings that will delight and surprise our guests,” said Natalia Franco, Senior Vice President, Marketing, International House of Pancakes, LLC. “Our new Cinnamon Swirl Brioche French Toast brings together the distinctive sweet flavor of a cinnamon roll with our rich brioche bread. And our three new Morning Toast beverages provide a delightful new twist to some familiar drinks that can be enjoyed by anyone, any time of day. What a perfect way to celebrate the arrival of spring!” Both Cinnamon Swirl Brioche French Toast and the new Morning Toasts will be available for a limited time, through May 25, 2014.
The Razorbacks just unveiled a new secondary logo and uniform look. On first glance, what do you think?
Students at the Sidney Deener School ask Greg Dee what the weather is like today.
Cirque De Soleil Michael Jackson Immortal World Tour is this Tuesday and Wednesday at Verizon Arena. Ticket prices: $52.50, $77.50, $102.50 & $152.50 (plus applicable service charges) - can be purchased at the box office or at TicketMaster.com.
The 12th annual Empty Bowls charity auction and dinner benefiting the Arkansas Foodbank will be held on Thursday, April 24.
Cortney Allyson is one of several Arkansans running the Boston Marathon today. She spoke with Jancey Sheets and Matt Mosler this morning live as she prepares for the race.
CARE's 7th annual Paws on the Runway will benefit Central Arkansas Rescue Effort for Animals and will feature some of the finest fashion and furry friends that Little Rock has to offer. Guests will enjoy food, beverages, auctions, and a fashion show featuring both human and canine models. Guests will also have the opportunity to meet a few of CARE's adoptable animals because “Rescue is the New Black”—it looks great on everyone and never goes out of style!
On April 28, 2014 Apple will celebrate the anniversary of its iTunes Store, and even after 11 years the company continues to lead the market in digital music downloads. How do you perfer to download your music?
Jancey Sheats, Bill Vickery and Jessica DeLoach sit down and discuss the U.S. Senate and Governor's race.
On April 19th 2014, ThatChurch.com's 3rd annual Great Big Egg Drop will be held in three locations: Sylvan Hills High School in Sherwood, Cabot High School in Cabot, & The Oak Grove Life Center at 10025 Oakland Drive in North Little Rock.
An Arkansas woman who claims she lives next to a voodoo priest says the man's strange yard ornamentation is hurting her property value.
Matt, Jancey and Greg want to wish everyone a Happy Easter. They showed off their artistic skills by dying Easter eggs.
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Reports across the nation are saying the average person spends $137.00 per Easter basket. We want to know how much you spend.
West Memphis teens arrested for home invasion.
Little Rock Police honor Chewy.
West Memphis woman says neighbors yard is bringing down her property value
36 million dollars will be spent on the project in Benton
UALR discusses race and income disparity.
Officers check up on 85 offenders.
Gay marriage advocates have to wait another two weeks to see if the law can be challenged.
Dr. Matthew Bell shares tips to helping those allergies caused from the weather changes.
Ann Clemmer shares her thoughts on preparing for the 2nd District Congressional race.
Gearhead Outfitters has everything you need for those summer excursions.
Polly the purple cow presents today's weather with Greg Dee.
Purple Cow is now offering a Easter milkshake. The milkshake is sold at one cost and for only 50 cents more you can add the Easter them.
Slik is a 7 1/2 year old border collie mix who was brought to the Humane Society of Pulaski County from an owner surrender in March. Her owner unfortunately had to be put in an assisted living home and was unable to continue to take care of her. She is one of the sweetest dogs and very calm but still has a little pep in her step. She is house trained which is always a huge bonus and her previous owner stated that whoever gets her will be "getting a wonderful dog".
· “Textual harassment” involves using technology - a smartphone, tablet, PC or laptop - to repeatedly send unwanted messages to another person. · “Textual harassment” also involves sending inappropriate content or language through your wireless device. It’s not gender specific – women and men do this. Parents of teenagers or young adults often worry about this – but it happens to people of all ages. · If you’re receiving or sending repeated unwanted text messages – that’s “textual harassment.” Ways technology can to help to ensure your privacy and protect you against danger - While that harassment comes over technology, that same technology can also help protect you. Call Control app · The Call Control app is easy to use and is trusted by more than 5 million users. · This Android app blocks unwanted calls and texts from numbers on the user’s blacklist. · Simply add the number to your black list and never get a call from them again. · The lite version is free and allows you to block three phone numbers. Go pro for unlimited blocked numbers for only $7.99. · If you’re a Verizon customer and you’re receiving unwanted calls or texts like this, you can also block the number from our website, VerizonWireless.com. · Just go to vzw.com/blockcalls and sign in to My Verizon to block up to five numbers. While these expire after 90 days, if you still wish to have the number blocked just add it back to your list. Keep passwords private · Every device you have should have at least two things – a password (and a protective case.) · A password is the first line of defense in the event that someone tries to compromise your phone. · Secondly, keeping that password private – even to your closest friends – is extremely important. · Anyone who knows your password and your iTunes account address can use “Find My iPhone” to locate your device – and most likely you - since we tend to carry our devices with us at all times. bSafe app · The bSafe app converts smartphones into the ultimate safety devices. · This is a free app available for Apple and Andriod devices. · Users can set up “guardians” who will be notified in case of an emergency. A guardian can be anyone you trust – not just a parent. There is a button on the app that says, “Alert Guardians.” Push it and an alarm goes off for both you and your guardian. · The “follow me” and “timer” options are great for when you’re alone or feel unsafe. · With live GPS tracking and check-ins, your guardians will know your exact location and when you’ve made it home safely. · Sometimes all it takes is a phone call to get out of an uncomfortable situation. This app even has a “fake call” feature to make the phone ring when you need it most. Type in the name you want to appear on the call and when you want the phone to ring. At that time, the person will ‘call’ your phone. Verizon HopeLine Program/HopeLine App · Through the Verizon HopeLine program, we put the nation’s largest and most reliable wireless network to by turning no-longer-used wireless phones and accessories into support for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence who may be housed in local shelters. · Since 2001, more than 10.8 million phones have been donated nationwide. · Those phones are either refurbished and donated to shelters for victims to use or they are turned into cash grants that support the shelters and prevention programs. (More than 21 million dollars in cash grants has helped fund outreach and awareness programs.) · Our app has tools and resources so you can take action against abuse and start making a difference today – step-by-step instructions tell you how to host your own phone drive. · Most importantly, the HopeLine app features an emergency call button that connects you to the National Domestic Violence Hotline.
Colonel Conrad Reynolds shares his thoughts on preparing for the 2nd District Congressional Race.
Opens: 4/19/2014 Ends: 5/4/2014 Shooting Hours: 30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset Limits: The statewide bag limit is two adult gobblers or bearded hens, no jakes. Zone bag limit: Two adult gobblers or bearded hens, no jakes.Hunters 6 to 15 years old may harvest one jake as part of their two-bird limit during the season (including the youth hunt). No more than one turkey may be taken per day.
Most supplements probably don't work, but Americans still love them. What do you think about taking supplements to help you cut the fat?
KARK is celebrating 60 years. We looked back at some of the big stories during those six decades.
There are many options for Easter when it comes to clothing and baskets. The Toggery has lots of different things to get including some great things to get for the Easter Basket that aren't sweets.
Curtis is a conservative Republican businessman. Founding President and CEO of Safe Foods Corporation, with headquarters in North Little Rock, AR until fall of 2009 when he retired from the Company to give his time and attention to state and national policy. Safe Foods Corp. provides food safety technologies to food processors and providers on four continents. Chairman of The Institute for Constitution Policy in Little Rock, AR, an educational non-profit Arkansas corporation. The syndicated “Coleman Commentary” was heard daily on multiple radio stations in Arkansas and Curtis is a regular guest on radio shows in Arkansas and regionally. His policy blog, The New South Conservative, was followed in more than 50 countries. Winner of the Arkansas Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2005. During his tenure as CEO of Safe Foods Corporation, Curtis lectured regularly on team building and servant leadership for the University of Arkansas’ Sam M. Walton School of Business Center for Management and Executive Development. Graduate of Conway High School and Central Baptist College in Conway, AR, Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia, AR, and studied in the Master of Divinity program at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX. Married to Kathryn Rosenbaum Coleman. Three children, Randi Mackey, Chris Coleman and J. J. Coleman, and eight grandchildren. Curtis and Kathryn are active members of Little Rock’s First Baptist Church. Engagements have taken him to 48 states in the U.S. and more than 30 countries.
Easter is this Sunday and there are lots of great sweet treats you can get. Dempsey Bakery is making cakes, cookies and so much more.
To provide training and inspiration to the Christian community in Arkansas in the creative arts of film production. Goal: To train a cadre of crew to be used for Arkansas-based productions. Method: Using weekend workshops and production shoots, participants will learn about the components of a quality film and apply their skills to the creation of a short film. Selection Process: Our team will review each request for registration and will select people to fill positions in each track. We will also prepare an alternate list of participants. Participants and alternates will be notified of their placement. The participants selected will also serve as crew or cast for the short film to be produced in connection with the conference. Auditions will be held for cast roles and crew placements will be made as part of the conference training. Sponsor by Covenant Family Church, 1410 Media Group, LLC., Argenta Pictures, LLC. Conference Tracks Photography Track - (camera, lighting, sound) Story Track - (screenplay writing) Art Department Track - (wardrobe, make up, props, set design) Post Production Track - (editing, music, sound) Performance Track - (acting, directing)
Sponsored by Arkansas Minority Health Commission. As an exhibitor, this conference offers your organization the unique opportunity to present services and products to representatives from a wide array of health care leaders, providers, key stakeholders and policymakers. 8:00 am-3:30 pm Philander Smith College Vendor fees: Corporate ($300), Governmental Agency ($200), Non Profit ($100); complete vendor form and send to Legoria Payton at email@example.com; due April 8th,2014
Brian Valley Memorial 5K+1 Jacksonville Little Rock AFB University Center Jacksonville, AR. 72076 April 26, 2014 8 am Packet pick up times: Thursday April 24, 3PM to 6PM Friday April 25, 12 PM to 3PM Saturday April 26, 6:45 AM to 7:45 AM Packet pickup for all times and dates will be at the Jacksonville Little Rock AFB University Center
KARK is celebrating 60 years today. We share some memorable photos from the past.
Home Depot has the latest in spring grilling technology.
Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Asa Hutchinson shares the differences between he and fellow Gubernatorial Candidate Curtis Coleman. Also he shares his push to reduce individual income tax in the state.
On April 14, 2014, the St. Vincent Tour de Paul Golf Tournament will take place at the beautiful Chenal Country Club, with afternoon flights on two courses and a shotgun start at 1:00 p.m. The day concludes with the 19th Hole Celebration, where First, Second, and Third-place prizes are awarded for each course. The tournament attracts almost 300 golfers and is known for its gracious hospitality.
Zac and his wife run a chain of different charity events called Jamming For Youth. They are both local country singer/songwriters. They are also very involved with local ball parks. They wanted to find a fun way to bring music and sports together so we came up with the name " Jammin For Youth" . Their purpose is to raise money for equipment for kids and and families that want to play sports but have financial hardships.
Make it with Mal has a special guest Cori Fetters of Just Scrap It. Cori shows us how to create a variety of items with wrapping leftover from Christmas.
Make it with Mal features a variety of food and crafts.
There are are many things you can make in your home that will work for great decorations you can use for the holidays.
On April 6th we will celebrate the birth on an unsung hero in Arkansas history. Her name is Lena Jordan and countless AR residents owe their lives to this woman. Who is she and what did she do to make such a difference?
A county in Arkansas was named for this Irish immigrant.
Matt Mosler has the latest in Arkansas history with his Way Back Wednesday report.
Greg Dee talks the latest in his Geek Fix report. Today's topics include Amazon Fire TV, Wilson Smart Basketball, Microsoft entering the car technology world and Android TV interface add details leaked.
Greg Dee talks the latest in technology news with his Monday morning Geek Fix report. Today's segment includes the latest numbers showing Disney's Frozen has the highest grossing animated movie, the partnership between Facebook and Oculus and a new smart skin patch that would deliver medication for Parkinson's patients.
A look at Google's entrance into wearables, and Wendy's latest app that allows you to pay before you pick up your order.