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Halloween safety tips

Halloween safety tips

Trick-or-treating is a fun adventure for children and parents. Keep it fun by preparing yourself and your children for a safe night out, beginning with these basic safety tips from Sheriff Larry Sanders of Garland County.

  • Ensure costumes fit well, are flame retardant, and never obscure visibility.
  • Check your local law enforcement agency's website for registered offenders residing in your area.
  • Teach your children to never enter any home without you or without your permission and only approach homes that are well-lit.
  • Remind children to stay in well-lit areas, never take shortcuts, and never go into isolated areas.
  • Let your know to tell you or a trusted adult if they see anything weird or unusual.
  • Teach children to bring treats home before eating them.

Pumpkin pulp, seeds can spook your plumbing system

Pumpkin pulp, seeds can spook your plumbing system

Carving pumpkins into jack-o’-lanterns an age-old Halloween tradition. However, it can turn into a plumbing nightmare if the pulp and seeds go down the garbage disposal.

With the usual increase in clogged kitchen sink drains and jammed garbage disposals plumbers see this time of year, Mr. Rooter Plumbing is already prepared for the spike in calls. 

"We stay busy during Halloween because people don’t realize the pumpkin’s stringy, slimy substance hardens and sticks to the pipes,” said Glenn Gallas of Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Central Arkansas. “Our service professionals are on call 24/7, so we can repair the plumbing emergency and get our customers back to their Halloween activities and guests.”

The trick to keeping pumpkin pulp and seeds from causing plumbing problems is being cautious when removing and disposing of the remains.

Mr.

All Aboard for Boo at the Zoo 2011

All Aboard for Boo at the Zoo 2011

Family Friendly Halloween Event-Celebrates 20th Year

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Little Rock Zoo and Verizon announced today that BOO AT THE ZOO will celebrate its 20th anniversary October 20 – 23 and 27 – 31 with a new and improved train ride and an all-inclusive admission ticket offered for the first time this year.

NEW! All-inclusive Ticket!

For the first time ever, BOO AT THE ZOO will offer an all-inclusive ticket that includes general admission, trick-or-treating, and access to all carnival rides, attractions, and bounce houses (excludes photo station) for the low price of only $15 at the gate and $14 in advance at the Little Rock Zoo or online at LittleRockZoo.com.

 

NEW!

Tyson 'Acts Out' against hunger

Tyson 'Acts Out' against hunger

Company receives award from Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Tyson Foods, Inc.

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.

CALS participates in Hunger Action Month

CALS participates in Hunger Action Month

One in four children in Arkansas goes to bed hungry each day.

Arkansas 47th in National Child Well-Being Rankings

Arkansas 47th in National Child Well-Being Rankings

PULASKI 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 Pulaski County rankings.