Category: ARKANSAS

Is this your year to be a Fashion Model?

LITTLE ROCK, AR – Little Rock Fashion Week 2011 Model Search is Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22 at 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm on both days at Moody Chapel AME’s Life Center, located at 5630 Mabelvale Pike in Little Rock.

Earn a spot as a model during Little Rock Fashion Week (LRFW) July 11-16 and compete for “Model of the Year,” which includes a one-year modeling contract with LRFW. Models represented by LRFW have received paid modeling jobs in print, broadcast and runway.

Males and females of all ages and sizes are wanted. The search is free and open to the public. Guidelines for…

Arkansas National Guard response to flooding

LITTLE ROCK, AR – Twenty-six soldiers with the Arkansas National Guard deploy to Pocahontas because of flooding there. The levee protecting the town has been overwhelmed by water from the Black River. Governor Mike Beebe surveyed the damage Friday.

The Arkansas National Guard has over 300 Arkansas National Guardsmen currently working flood response missions in the state with hundreds more on standby as the Guard continues to receive new assignments from the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management due of the severe weather the last week in April.
Because of that flooding and the…

HWOA is celebrating 12th Annual “Cinco de Mayo”

SPRINGDALE, AR – The Hispanic Women’s Organization of Arkansas (HWOA) announce its 12th Annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration to be held May 7th, 2011 at the Jones Center in Springdale. The festival theme reflects its motto, “Celebrating Education, Culture and Community.”
Proceeds benefit the HWOA Scholarship Fund.

Since its inception in 2000, the HWOA Scholarship fund has awarded 190 scholarships worth $95,000 to Hispanic students many of whom are first generation college students. HWOA is a non-profit organization founded in July 1999, by a group of Hispanic women and is affiliated…

New foreclosures Law has benefits for homeowners

LITTLE ROCK, AR – The recent recession has made it more difficult for all of us to pay our bills, what with costs rising everywhere from the grocery store to the gas station. The weak economy has been particularly tough on some homeowners, whose tight finances have put them at risk of losing their homes because they have fallen behind in their mortgage payments.

Attorney General Dustin McDaniel is aware that too many families face such a crisis, and he is concerned that homeowners often have too little notice to act before their homes are placed in foreclosure and offered for sale by the…

Andrés Chao appointed new Consul General of México in Denver

MEXICO CITY, MEXICO – In a solemn ceremony in the Senate of the Republic of Mexico, Andrés Chao took oath as Consul General of Mexico in Denver.
The Senate confirmed the appointment issued by the Executive in favor of Andres Chao Ebergenyi.

Chao Ebergenyi, bachelor in Communication Sciences, has worked as National Press Coordinator of the secretary to the President of the Republic and even before his appointment was Consul of Mexico in Little Rock, Arkansas.

He also served as press attaché at the consulate general of Mexico in New York; representative for Central Europe based in…

Traces of radiation detected in Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, AR – Air quality samples taken in the state this week have detected the presence of iodine-131, which is an element that has been associated with the nuclear power plant accident in Japan. According to the EPA, these types of findings are to be expected in the coming days all across the country and are far below levels of human health concern, including for infants and children.

The air monitors are maintained by the Arkansas Department of Health, which routinely monitors air conditions around Arkansas Nuclear One.
William Mason, MD, Emergency Preparedness branch chief said,…

Butterfly Ministries to offered free dresses for Prom

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR – With Spring almost here, that means high school prom is just around the corner. The North Little Rock Mayor’s Youth Council and Butterfly Ministries of North Little Rock will hold the third annual PROM event to give away evening clothes and accessories to girls who might otherwise not get to attend their prom.

On Friday, March 11th from 6 until 9, and Saturday, March 12th from 9 until 3 inside First United Methodist Church at 6701 JFK volunteers will transform the Sunday school classrooms into mini-boutiques where more than 50 young women could choose among rows…

US Department of Labor awards over 1 Million to Little Rock

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor announced an award of $30,696,643 for its YouthBuild programs. Funds will be shared among 31 programs that prepare out-of-school youth across the United States for careers through hands-on construction training, and high school completion and General Educational Development programs.

Little Rock Workforce Investment Board to receive $1,073,782.
“YouthBuild is a triple win for the young people who participate in the program, the local communities that benefit from their efforts and our nation as a whole,” said Secretary of Labor Hilda L….

Mexican Consulate delivered IME check for $20,000 for scholarships

LITTLE ROCK, AR – During a ceremony on Monday, February 14, 2011 the Consul of Mexico Andres Chao delivered a check of $20,000 dollars from the Mexican government IME to the Hispanic Women Organization of Arkansas (HWOA) to benefit Mexican students in continuing with their higher education in Arkansas.

The check was accepted Margarita Solorzano, Director of the Hispanic Women Organization of Arkansas and students that have been benefited with previous grants (IME Becas).
Attending the ceremony were Zessna Garcia, Raúl Torres-Almaraz, Diana Barrera, and Luis Carlos Martinez.


OSHA and Mexican Consulate form alliance to promote safety and health

LITTLE ROCK, AR – Enhanced workplace safety and health for Mexican workers in Arkansas and Oklahoma is the goal of an alliance signed on Friday, February 18, 2011 by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Mexican Consulate in Little Rock.

Participating at the signing ceremony was Carlos M. Reynolds, from OSHA Little Rock and David A. Bates, from OSHA Oklahoma.
“We welcome this unique opportunity to join with the Mexican Consulate in emphasizing safety and health in high-risk industries,” said William Burke, OSHA’s acting regional…