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Charles B. Pierce Film Festival seeking entries for inaugural competition

Charles B. Pierce Film Festival seeking entries for inaugural competition

TEXARKANA, Ark. (CBPFF) – Submissions for feature-length and/or short films are being sought for the first Charles B. Pierce Film Festival, to be held June 12-14 in Texarkana. The festival will showcase stories told with creativity and imagination by filmmakers demonstrating exceptional skill. Entry forms and festival details can be found at www.charlesbpiercefilmfestival.org.

An independent filmmaker with roots in Arkansas’s southwest region, Charles Bryant Pierce’s films have deep, local roots. The films were made in Arkansas with local actors, and drew their inspiration from Arkansas themes. Many have become cult classics.

Walmart, Sam’s Club in Little Rock area hosting Flu vaccine clinics

Walmart, Sam’s Club in Little Rock area hosting Flu vaccine clinics

Walmart customers and Sam’s Club members who have not yet received their flu shots can do so at select store and club locations in the Little Rock area.

Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacists will administer flu shots for individuals 18 and older. In addition to flu shots, Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacists are able to provide immunizations for the top vaccines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention including:

  • Pneumonia (pneumococcal)
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Chickenpox (varicella)
  • HPV (human papilloma virus)
  • MMR (measles, mumps, rubella)
  • Meningitis (meningococcal)
  • Shingles (herpes zoster)
  • Tetanus, diphtheria and whooping cough

 Locations offering immunizations include:

Josie Carroll among new shooters at Oaklawn this meet

Josie Carroll among new shooters at Oaklawn this meet

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (Oaklawn) - Trainer Josie Carroll, the only woman to win the $1 million Queen’s Plate, Canada’s most prestigious race for 3-year-olds, has a string in Hot Springs for the first time and hopes that Oaklawn will be the path to victory in some of the premier races for 3-year-olds on both sides of the North American border.

“I’ve never stabled at Oaklawn before, although I have run a few horses there in the past,” said Carroll, who captured the 2006 Queen’s Plate with Edenwold and the 2011 edition with the filly. “I’m coming in with 10 horses and I’ve got quite a few nice young horses. We are pointing them to Oaklawn’s strong three-year-old stakes program.”

Oaklawn’s live racing season starts soon

Oaklawn’s live racing season starts soon

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) – Oaklawn’s live racing season starts soon!

Oaklawn media relations manager Jennifer Hoyt said the live racing season starts Fri., Jan. 10 with races Thursdays through Sundays, and it continues through April 12.

Post time on weekends and Sundays will be at 1:30 p.m., and post time for Saturdays will be at 1 p.m.; special racing is on Jan. 20 and Feb. 17 with a 1 p.m. post time.

Other significant dates include:

Jan. 11 - $.50 Corned Beef Sandwiches and $.10 Soft Drinks;

Jan. 20 - Free Oaklawn Baseball Cap (with paid admission, while supplies last), $150,000 The Smarty Jones

Feb. 18 - $55,000 Progressive Cash Giveaway, $300,000 the Southwest

March 15 - Boat & Truck Giveaway, $600,000 The Rebel

Apr. 5 – Apr 12 – Racing Festival of the South

Arkansas Department of Career Education to host expo and job fair

Arkansas Department of Career Education to host expo and job fair

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (ACE) - An expo and job fair is coming up soon in Hot Springs.

The Arkansas Department of Career Education (ACE) will host a FREE expo and job fair to showcase Arkansas Rehabilitation Services, Career and Technical Education, Adult Education, and local employers. The event is Tuesday, November 19, 2013 from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm  at the Hot Springs Boys and Girls Club on 109 West Belding Street.

The expo and job fair will provide free information on training, services, educational opportunities and jobs available to Arkansans.  Free hot dogs, drinks, door prizes, and more will be provided.

(Source: Arkansas Department of Career Education)

Documentary film series on fracking to debut in Little Rock

Documentary film series on fracking to debut in Little Rock

CONWAY (ArkansasFracking.org) – Local non-profit group, ArkansasFracking.org, will be debuting their documentary film series, Land of Opportunity, in Little Rock on November 22 at 7 p.m. at Market Street CinemaThe series focuses on the impact that hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” has on local communities in the Fayetteville Shale in north, central Arkansas.  Roughly 4,500 natural gas wells have been drilled since 2005 in the rural, 5-county area.

Central Arkansas Roller Derby Rock & Roll Bout to benefit the Arkansas FoodBank

Central Arkansas Roller Derby Rock & Roll Bout to benefit the Arkansas FoodBank

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Central Arkansas Roller Derby) - This year marks the third annual Central Arkansas Roller Derby (CARD) Rock & Roll Bout to benefit the Arkansas FoodBank.  On November 16th at 7pm come to Little Rock Skateworld and watch the CARD family battle it out, derby style. Admission is only $5 if you bring 2 non-perishable food items.  Tickets without a food item are $10 for adults; kids 10 and under are free.   All food items go to the Arkansas FoodBank Network.