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Changes to School Immunization Requirements Effective 2014-15 School Year

Changes to School Immunization Requirements Effective 2014-15 School Year

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (ADH) – Children who will be 11 years of age or older on or before September 1 of each school year will be required to receive a Tdap shot in order to attend public or private school in Arkansas. This new requirement is anticipated to be effective September 1, 2014. Previously a Tdap shot was required for students entering Grade 7. Only one Tdap is required, so children who have already received the shot will not need another. Students who will be 11 years old on or before September 1 will have until October 1 to meet this new shot requirement.

UCA men wear high heels to raise sexual violence awareness

UCA men wear high heels to raise sexual violence awareness

CONWAY, Ark. (UCA) – Male students, faculty and staff will sport women’s high heel shoes to raise awareness about sexual violence.

UCA men, as well as female supporters, will be participating in a Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® event on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 1:40 p.m. Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® is the international men’s march to stop rape, sexual assault and gender violence.

The end of sexual assault and gender violence starts with awareness and Walk a Mile is one of the best ways to raise awareness in the Central Arkansas region,” said Scott Isenga, director of fraternity life.  “The event is important because it puts our UCA fraternity men creatively at the forefront, literally, of these issues on our campus.“

Let us help you with your yard sale!

Let us help you with your yard sale!

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – Having a yard/rummage/garage sale? We want to help!

Send the following to information to mytown@thv11.com, and we’ll post it for free!

Day 30: Woman celebrates 30th birthday with 30 random acts of kindness

Day 30: Woman celebrates 30th birthday with 30 random acts of kindness

BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) – Most birthdays are celebrated with a cake, candles, and a few good friends wishing you a happy one, but one Benton woman decided to do things a little differently this year for her 30th.

Nicki Simpkins, of Benton, is doing a random act of kindness each day for the 30 days leading up to her birthday. Simpkins said she decided that Jan. 27 would no longer be about her; instead, she wanted it to be about others. 

She said she was driving home from visiting her in-laws in November and was thinking about the big birthday ahead; she had originally anticipated doing a 30 before 30 list to accomplish things like running a 5K or going to a concert, but a recent family death inspired her to leave the world a little bit better for her son in the future.

In fact, she plans to continue doing these random acts of kindness even after her big day is over.

Children can receive a personal letter straight from Santa

Children can receive a personal letter straight from Santa

UNDATED (UCP) - Your child can receive a personal letter straight from Santa at the North Pole!

Letters will include a personal message from Santa, as well as reindeer food to sprinkle on the lawn on Christmas Eve! Letters are $10 each, and all proceeds will benefit the programs and services of United Cerebral Palsy of Arkansas.

Contact Kristin at (501) 228-3838 or kristin@ucpark.org to purchase your personalized letter from Santa!

Orders need to be placed by Mon., Dec. 16 to ensure delivery before Christmas.

(Source: United Cerebral Palsy of Arkansas)

Judge oversees adoptions just prior to holiday

Judge oversees adoptions just prior to holiday

A courtroom full of happy people is a rare thing to see, but that’s what it looked like at an adoption hearing Tuesday in Conway

Three young children were made a part of two local families after the brief hearing. Adoptive parents answered a few questions about their ability to care for the children and if they understood that the children would be theirs as though they were the natural parents. The parents answered that they could, and that they did, and so it was ordered by Circuit Judge David Clark.

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