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Tyson 'Acts Out' against hunger

Tyson 'Acts Out' against hunger

Company receives award from Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Tyson Foods, Inc.

Moms, babies to benefit from $7.7M grant

Moms, babies to benefit from $7.7M grant

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) has received a $6.2 million and $1.5 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services/Maternal and Child Health Bureau, to provide evidenced based home visiting services for communities with high concentrations of mother and child health issues such as premature and low birth weight births, poverty and child abuse.

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the grants are designed to help at-risk families voluntarily receive home visits from nurses and social workers to improve maternal and child health, child development, school readiness, economic self-sufficiency and child abuse prevention.

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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.

BPW Barn Sale (sm)

BPW Barn Sale (sm)

CAMDEN, Ark.

Nonviolence campaign to continue despite recent homicide

Nonviolence campaign to continue despite recent homicide

From a release sent to Today's THV from ICVR:

 

PINE BLUFF, Ark. - The latest homicide in Pine Bluff does not dampen our spirit or weaken our resolve with the ICVR Respect for Life initiative the goal remains unwavering; to reduce homicides in the community especially among African-Americans, according to a spokesman.

The ramifications of these senseless acts of violence and killings destroy life but more importantly these acts destroy progress and curtails opportunity for economic development and growth resulting in the city's inability to attract jobs. We plan to step up our communication with clergy in order to get a greater number to participate; in addition to emails we will begin making personal phone calls along with personal visits to determine the lack of participation by some.

The clergy has been targeted first b

Arkansas 47th in National Child Well-Being Rankings

Arkansas 47th in National Child Well-Being Rankings

OUACHITA 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.

Read the full story on todaysthv.com and check out the Ouachita County rankings.