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Arkansas free fishing weekend

Arkansas free fishing weekend

June 10-12 is the official "Arkansas Free Fishing Weekend" according to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commision Fishing Guidebook 2011.  Residents and nonresidents may fish this weekend without fishing licenses or trout permits. Regulations for Arkansas waters apply: daily limits, slot limits and length limits must be observed.  Several new changes have occured on fishing limits, so visit http://www.agfc.com/resources/GuidebookDocs/fish2011p07-11.pdf for more information on current regulations.  

Kids’ Fishing Day at the Commission’s five fish hatcheries is Saturday, June  11, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Salvation Army funds memorial scholarships with golf tournament

Salvation Army funds memorial scholarships with golf tournament

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Salvation Army of Central Arkansas will host a press conference at 10 AM, Wednesday, June 8, 2011 at the Burns Park Golf Course in North Little Rock.

The Salvation Army of Central Arkansas is hosting their first Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament at the Burns Park Golf Course on June 27. This event will benefit college scholarships given in the memory of Majors Philip Wise and Richard Brittle. The event includes lunch provided by Golden Corral, door prizes, and participation gifts.

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.

Plan your kids' summer at Windstream Arkansas YES! Saturday

Plan your kids' summer at Windstream Arkansas YES! Saturday

Windstream Arkansas YES! sports expo and summer camps fair, going on from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday (April 30) at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock, is a day of family fun where parents can plan their kids' entire summer and youth ages 4-12 can compete in individual sports competitions. Admission is $5 per person and $2 per youth competition.

Arkansas PGA Junior Golf Tour Application now available online

Arkansas PGA Junior Golf Tour Application now available online

It's time to sign up for the Chapter's 2011 Junior Tour. Kids must mail their entries to their Region Director by May 26. Contact Barry Howard if you have any questions or need further information.

Click on the link below for more information or to sign up!

http://pga.nemexinc.com/gui/level1/emails/24650/JuniorGolf3-29.pdf

Softball Hogs meet Tigers in Sherwood

Softball Hogs meet Tigers in Sherwood

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.The Arkansas Razorbacks softball team heads to Sherwood, Ark., to face the Memphis Tigers on Tuesday, April 19. The first pitch is set for 6:30 p.m. at the Sherwood Sports Complex.

The Razorbacks are fresh off a 1-2 weekend against South Carolina last weekend when USC took two from the Hogs at Bogle Park. Arkansas picked up its first home win of the season in a 2-1 victory in extra innings against the Gamecocks. The non-conference game against Memphis marks the second meeting between the teams in Razorback history. The Tigers met the Razorbacks in 2010 when UA pulled out a 6-1 win over UM.

The neutral site in Sherwood sets the stage for the Razorbacks and the Tigers on Tuesday. Memphis had not seen the diamond since April 13 since the doubleheader against Conference USA foe Murray State was cancelled on Friday.

Senior Layne McGuirt went the distance in the circle for Arkansas last year against the Tigers.

'Cruise for Kids' raises money to fight child hunger

'Cruise for Kids' raises money to fight child hunger

The North Little Rock Mayor's Youth Council has teamed up with the Arkansas Queen and Red Lobster to give you an unforgettable evening on Thursday, May 26th. "Cruise for the Kids" will benefit Arkansas Rice Depot's Food For Kids program, a backpack program that sends food home with kids after school. Sadly, Arkansas is #1 in child hunger. Food For Kids helps more than 30,000 children in Arkansas each year.

Guests will board the Arkansas Queen at 6:30pm. The cruise, dinner and a silent auction begin at 7:00pm.