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Save money, prevent pollution

Save money, prevent pollution

Did you know the energy used in the average home can cause twice the greenhouse gas emissions of a car?

There are several ways you can reduce your carbon foot print and September is the perfect time to start making changes.  That is because the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) is promoting pollution prevention.

The Federal Pollution Prevention Act, passed in 1990, made a declaration that pollution should be prevented or reduced at its source whenever possible.  To honor this anniversary, ADEQ urges the public to prevent pollution in their day to day lives.

Arkansas 47th in National Child Well-Being Rankings

Arkansas 47th in National Child Well-Being Rankings

WHITE COUNTY, Ark. (AP/KTHV) - High child poverty in Arkansas keeps the state pinned to the bottom of national rankings in measurements of child well-being, according to the 2011 KIDS COUNT Data Book. The state moved up one position to 47th for overall child well-being, despite substantial gains seen in the lives of Arkansas teens.

With an overall child poverty rate of 27 percent, the state is still struggling to move up in the yearly rankings.

Criteria for Single Parent Scholarship Fund

Criteria for Single Parent Scholarship Fund

UNDATED (KTHV) -- Life's not always a cake walk -- especially if you're a single parent. Getting ahead with your education can present even more of a challenge.

But there is help out there. Joining Dawn Scott with details is Ralph Nesson, executive director of the Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund.

Nesson talks about the applicant criteria, how to apply and more.

Craving companionship

Craving companionship

What does an older adult who lives alone want most for dinner? The answer may surprise you.

According to new research, an overwhelming majority of seniors say that having someone to share their meals with makes those times more satisfying for them.

Corps concerned with rising number of deaths at its parks

Corps concerned with rising number of deaths at its parks

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The U.S.

Johnny Cash music festival

Johnny Cash music festival

For one night, Johnny Cash and his soulful music is being brought back to life.  The ASU Convocation Center in Jonesboro, Arkansas is hosting the Johnny Cash music festival on August 4 with several different artists playing tribute to the legend who passed away in 2003. Doors open at 6 p.m. with the concert beginning at 7.  For more information, you can go to www.johnnycashmusicfest.com.

25th annual cardboard boat racing championship

25th annual cardboard boat racing championship

It's back! The 25th Annual World Championship Cardboard Boat Racing in Heber Springs is returning yet again to bring all those cardboard boat racers out there together for one day.  Everyone can come out and build there own cardboard boat and race it for 200 miles, vying for prizes such as Pride of the Fleet, Captain's Cup, or the Ttanic award. The event is free but parking costs $5.  For more information, call the Heber Springs Chamber of Commerce at 501-362-2444 or visit Heber Springs' website at www.heber-springs.com.