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Richie Clark Clothing makes Little Rock Fashion Week debut

Richie Clark Clothing makes Little Rock Fashion Week debut

Richie Clark Clothing is owned and operated by Little Rock fashion designer, Shamirra Clark, and will be making its Little Rock Fashion Week debut on Saturday, July 19th from 6-10 PM at the Statehouse Convention Center.  As an artist and designer, Clark draws inspiration from her surroundings and through her vision of the future of fashion. Richie Clark Clothing is youthful and modern whilst keeping a woman's sensuality at the heart of each product. 

Clark says of her Fall/Winter 2014 collection, "In this collection you will be seeing a lot of faux leather mixed with metallic pieces.  The Richie Clark client knows who she is and is not afraid to show it. Never the wallflower, ever the free-spirit, Richie Clark ladies leave their mark everywhere they go.  This is what will shine through at Saturday night's show."

Yard, rummage, and garage sale listings for central Arkansas

Yard, rummage, and garage sale listings for central Arkansas

The following is a list of yard sale locations in the central Arkansas area:

BENTON:

  • Denise St.

7/25-7/26 from 6-12 both days in Benton, AR on Denise St. We will be selling some baby items, clothing, electronics, and books. 

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GREENBRIER:

  • 18 Valmont St.

Sat., July 19; 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Toddler boy clothes and shoes (2T-3T); Toys; Books; Games; Movies; Stuffed animals; Women’s clothing (sz 8-10/Med-Lg); Men’s clothing (2x-3x); Various household items

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LITTLE ROCK:

  • Cardinal Heights and Blue Bird Drive

July 19: Clothes, shoes, record player, house hold goods, toys, electronics, jewelry, purses 

Officials: Up to $100M needed for new prison

Officials: Up to $100M needed for new prison


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas corrections officials say they'll ask lawmakers next year for between $75 million and $100 million to build a new prison to ease overcrowding.

Arkansas Department of Correction Director Ray Hobbs told a legislative panel on Thursday that his department's wish list for next year will include funding to build a new 1,000-inmate facility. Arkansas' prisons currently house more than 17,300 inmates, with 2,330 of them backed up in county jails.

The Legislature earlier this month approved setting aside $6 million to open up about 600 beds for state inmates housed at local jails. Hobbs said the department is beginning to move state inmates from those jails to the new beds.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


Dems target women with bills on contraception, pay

Dems target women with bills on contraception, pay


WASHINGTON (AP) - Democratic and Republican Senators are pouring significant time and energy into pursuing female voters, a coveted prize in the Nov. 4 elections.

Wednesday's Senate vote on contraception legislation is the latest example of Democrats' win-by-losing strategy, which forces Republicans to vote on sensitive matters that might rile women this fall.

Recent votes on "pay equity" and family leave issues were similarly aimed at women, who are increasingly crucial to Democrats' election hopes, and therefore worrisome to Republicans. Any shift in women's typical turnout or Democratic tilt this fall could determine tight elections, especially for the Senate.

Republicans need to gain six Senate seats to control the chamber, and these women's issues are especially lively in the most contested states, including Colorado, North Carolina, Arkansas and Louisiana.

Blood drives happening in August

Blood drives happening in August

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Red Cross)— The American Red Cross encourages all eligible blood donors to make an appointment to donate blood soon to help prevent a shortage.

During the summer months, on average, about two fewer donors give blood at each Red Cross blood drive than what is needed to meet the needs of patients. Vacations and summer activities are among the reasons regular donors may not find the time to give. But, patients don’t get a vacation from needing blood – the need is constant.

As a national network, the Red Cross has a unique responsibility to help ensure blood is available for patients whenever and wherever it is needed. By donating blood or platelets through the Red Cross, donors may be helping patients in their community or patients across the nation.

Red blood cells have a shelf life of only 42 days and platelets just five days, so they must constantly be replenished.

Join the Aug. 1 Walk for Children and Families

Join the Aug. 1 Walk for Children and Families

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (MFH) - Online Registration is now available for the 8th Annual Walk for Children and Families. This family-friendly event benefiting Methodist Family Health is coming up Friday, Aug. 1, at the Big Dam Bridge, 4000 Cooks Landing Road, North Little Rock. Check-in begins at 5:30 p.m., with the Walk at 6:30 p.m. Individuals, groups and all ages are welcome.

The fun will include live music by the Gable Bradley Band, free Frosty Treats ice cream, free pizza, games and walking for a great cause. All participants will receive a free T-shirt. Parking will be at the Crystal Hill Elementary School, with a free shuttle to the Big Dam Bridge.

LIST: 2014 Movies in the Park lineup

LIST: 2014 Movies in the Park lineup

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- One of the fun family things to do this summer is Movies in the Park in downtown Little Rock.

The movies are shown at dusk at the Riverfront Amphitheater in the River Market. The screenings are free. You can sit in the chairs at the theater, or bring chairs and blankets to sit in the grassy area.

Lineup:

  • July 16: The Hunger Games (PG 13)
  • July 23 - Friday Night Lights (PG 13)
  • July 30 - E.T. the Extra Terrestrial (PG)