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DHS benefits site helps support families

DHS benefits site helps support families

Enrolling online provides privacy for families and reduces costs for Arkansas

A new processing center and the official launch of an online benefits application system will ensure Arkansans struggling though the effects of the recession will get the support they need, according to three non-profit advocacy organizations.

The Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance, Arkansas Interfaith Alliance and Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families applaud today’s opening of a Department of Human Services data processing center in Batesville. The center will support the benefits enrollment website access.arkansas.gov, which gives Arkansans the option of applying for benefits online.

“ACCESS Arkansas will provide more eligible people access to the SNAP program, helping them purchase food for their families,” said Rhonda Sanders, Executive Director of Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance.

Tyson 'Acts Out' against hunger

Tyson 'Acts Out' against hunger

Company receives award from Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Tyson Foods, Inc.

THV Game Night: High School Football Scores

THV Game Night: High School Football Scores

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- Here's a look at tonight's high school football scores:

Teacher job fair Saturday

LITTLE ROCK - The Arkansas Department of Education will sponsor an event Saturday with a goal of pairing schools with highly motivated and energetic individuals interested in the teaching profession.

"Becoming an Arkansas Teacher" will be from 9a.m. to noon at the Holiday Inn-Airport, 3201 Bankhead Drive, Little Rock.

"Through events like this one, we are able to highlight teaching as a rewarding and fulfilling career, and bring together interested schools with potential new teachers to help us continue to improve education in Arkansas," said Camille Sterrett, the department's teacher recruiter.

High school students, college students, or those interested in changing careers are welcome. So far, more than 225 people have registered to attend.

Schools are especially interested in those wanting to teach in the areas of mathematics (Grades 7-12); science (Grades 7-12); gifted and talented education; foreign language; and special education.

Kroger pharmacies offer free health screenings

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Pharmacy and Kroger are partnering to give free health screenings at the 29 Kroger pharmacies throughout the state Saturday, Oct. 1.

The event will be held from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at ALL Kroger pharmacy locations in Arkansas. No appointment is necessary.  

Screenings will include blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar checks. All the test consists of is a small pin prick in your finger and you'll get your results in 90 seconds.

"You'll actually find out your results that day and then that way if you have any questions about it you can ask the pharmacist on hand how you think you should proceed," says Dr. Eric Crumbaugh of Kroger's Pharmacy.

Tweet to decide who sees 'Paranormal Activity 3' first!

HOLLYWOOD, CA (September 28, 2011) - In an unprecedented move, Paramount Pictures will debut PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 3 exclusively in cities where the most fans "Tweet To See It First/"

This first ever of its kind campaign launched today at 8:00 a.m. PDT and is open to fans worldwide. PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 3 will premiere on October 18th in the top 20 cities with the most tweets, 3 days before the film's global release.  "The support of this franchise from the online community is phenomenal. We again look to reward them for that support by offering them the chance to see it first, this time expanding our reach globally," said Rob Moore, Vice Chairman of Paramount Pictures.

A Place to Call Home: Zach, Jaden, Xena, and Ashton

We continue our partnership with the Department of Human Services, profiling some of the hundreds of children in state foster care, up for adoption.

This week, we introduce you to three brothers and a sister, desperate for a place to call home.

13-year old Zach is not your typical teenager, not a typical 7th grader, and not at all typical in the way he handles his siblings, 8-year old Jaden, 5-year old Xena, and 2-year old Ashton.

Spend a few hours with Zach, even at the Little Rock Zoo, and it's easy to see he is more like a protective parent, a caregiver to his broken family.

Zach and his siblings live in separate foster homes, but were reunited recently for a trip to the zoo.

"The older ones," says adoption specialist Suzanne Stephens, "have told me repeatedly 'please find us a home so we can be with our siblings,' and that breaks your heart because usually kids don't say those kinds of things to you."