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Arkansas 47th in National Child Well-Being Rankings

Arkansas 47th in National Child Well-Being Rankings

JEFFERSON 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.

Pine Bluff youth making positive impact nationally

Pine Bluff youth making positive impact nationally

Pine Bluff Interested Citizens for Voter Registration, Inc. [ICVR] King Team recently competed in the National Youth PEN OR PENCIL Drop In Summit held in Saint Louis Missouri July 25, 2011. According to a spokesman King Team members Braylon Griswold, Darius Russell sixth and seventh grades respectively competed against tenth, eleventh and twelfth graders, they placed third in the  "Your Future Is In Jeopardy" game. Briana Clark and Rodney Holcomb finished in the finals of "Spell It Like It Is" spelling competition with junior and senior high school students. 

"We are very proud and really pleased with our youth they represented Pine Bluff well." -Rev. Jesse C. Turner, executive director ICVR, Inc. Sponsors were, Derrick L. Newby, Sr., Nathaniel Grant, O. J.

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.

9-11 Memorial Ceremony to be held at State Capitol

9-11 Memorial Ceremony to be held at State Capitol

9-11 MEMORIAL CEREMONY

ARKANSAS STATE CAPITOL, Little Rock, September 11, 2011

The Procession will begin at 13:00 hrs  (Procession Group will meet at 12:00 hrs at front of Central Fire Station 624 Chester St). Ceremony at Capitol will be at 14:00 hrs and conclude at 15:00 hrs.

To R.S.V.P. call 501-851-1337 x200 or email gglenn@maumelle.org.

DHS launches new agency website

 DHS launches new agency website

In an effort to make services, programs and initiatives easier to access and understand, the Arkansas Department of Human Services has created a new website for the agency.

Once on the new site, users will find maps and directions to county offices, information about dozens of programs, a portal to apply online for public assistance, additional resources and much more.

The new site, http://humanservices.arkansas.gov, launches Monday. People visiting the old site http://www.arkansas.gov/dhs will be redirected to the new page.