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EPA looking to give out grants to address health, environment issues

EPA looking to give out grants to address health, environment issues

UNDATED -- The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6 office in Dallas is accepting grant applications for $100,000 in funding to support projects designed to educate and enable communities to understand and address local health and environmental issues.

These grants are available in Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.

Eligible applicants from non-profit, faith-based and tribal organizations working in the community of the proposed project are encouraged to apply.

EPA Region 6 will award four grants of $25,000 to support projects that address a community's local environmental issues through collaborative partnerships.

Get your free screening at the health fair

Get your free screening at the health fair

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Baptist Health will host its annual Head North to Health Fair where hundreds of participants each year over the last 20 years have received free health screenings. In some cases those screenings have even saved lives.

The screenings will be given 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Feb. 19 on the lower level of McCain Mall in North Little Rock.

Body Walk exhibit teaches kids about health

Body Walk exhibit teaches kids about health

JACKSONVILLE, Ark. - An innovative, exciting way to learn about the importance of good nutrition and physical fitness is coming to students at Dupree Elementary School.

The Body Walk exhibit opens Friday, Feb. 4 starting at 8:30 a.m. and will be open throughout the school day.

After being awarded a grant for a one-semester school-wide nutrition education program, the school chose the motto, “Healthy Bodies Make Healthy Minds.” The Body Walk exhibit, operated by University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service, is an exciting event the school chose because of the great opportunity for students to learn about the importance of making healthy food choices and being physically active.

Students will have the opportunity to explore the human body with “The OrganWise Guys” as their guides.

Police urge citizens to donate blood

Police urge citizens to donate blood

JACKSONVILLE, Ark. – The American Red Cross will be running a blood drive Monday, Jan. 24 from 11 am – 3 pm. The drive will be located at the Jacksonville Community Center and is hosted by the Jacksonville Police Department.

To find out if you’re eligible to be a donor, visit: http://www.redcrossblood.org/donating-blood/eligibility-requirements