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Celebrate an injury-free Independence Day

Celebrate an injury-free Independence Day

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Fireworks stands across the state are starting to do big business as Arkansans prepare to celebrate the Independence Day weekend.

Because Attorney General Dustin McDaniel hopes everyone has a safe and happy holiday, he issued these safety tips to remind Arkansans about state laws concerning fireworks.

Keep your children safe in the water

Keep your children safe in the water

The Arkansas Department of Health is reminding parents of the danger that is present when young children are around swimming pools, lakes and streams.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “Every day, about ten people die from unintentional drowning. Of these, two are children aged 14 or younger.

Big Bass Bonanza Leaderboard

Big Bass Bonanza Leaderboard

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Daniel Schults of Pine Bluff leads the field of anglers with a 5.63 pound bass he caught in the Dumas pool.  Schults caught the fish in the 9 a.m. hour to take the overall lead on the first day of the three-day tournament.


When asked about the experience, Schults, who spent the morning fishing with his father Wayne said, “I was fishing hard.”  This was the second time the younger Schults had fished the Dumas pool.


Leaders in the other four pools are:

•  Jason Deblock of Vilonia (4.87) – Little Rock pool

•  Martin Arnold of Ft. Smith (5.36) – Fort Smith pool

•  David Wood of Dardanelle (5.54) – Dardanelle pool

•  Eric Green of Pine Bluff (5.49) – Pine Bluff pool



The top fish wins the guaranteed $50,000. Each of the other four pool leaders has the potential to win a guaranteed $10,000 for catching the

largest fish in each of the other pools during the tournament.

Summer Movie Series continues

Summer Movie Series continues

CAMDEN, Ark. -- Camden’s Summer Movie Series lets you watch family blockbusters for free under the stars against the backdrop of the Ouachita River. You can enjoy the movies every Friday night at dusk through the months of June and July at the Riverwalk Amphitheater.

The next movie featured will be “Shrek Forever After" on June 24. Also, Corey Williams of the Detroit Lions will be on hand to sign autographs.

For more information visit www.camden.ar.gov/moviesontheriver or call the City at 837-5500.

 

Summer Movie Series on the river

Summer Movie Series on the river

CAMDEN, Ark. -- It’s back! Camden’s Summer Movie Series lets you watch family blockbusters for free under the stars against the backdrop of the Ouachita River. You can enjoy the movies every Friday night at dusk through the months of June and July at the Riverwalk Amphitheater.

The next movie featured will be “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" on June 10.

For more information visit www.camden.ar.gov/moviesontheriver or call the City at 837-5500.

'Movies on the River' opening postponed

'Movies on the River' opening postponed

CAMDEN, Ark. -- Due to rising water in the Riverwalk area, Movies on the River start night of Friday, June 3 will be postponed until next Friday.

ARKids First and public libraries focus on summer safety

ARKids First and public libraries focus on summer safety

LITTLE ROCK, ARK. – ARKids First, the state’s CHIP program (Children’s Health Insurance Program), has partnered with the Arkansas Public Library System’s popular summer reading program to provide educational materials and a series of safety events during May, June and July.  The educational materials and events are aimed at keeping kids safe during the summer and encouraging parents of already enrolled kids to utilize ARKids benefits for well-child doctor visits.

All public library branches in the state’s system will have summer safety educational packets available for children who register for free summer reading programs.  A series of eight summer safety events will be held at public libraries throughout the state.