Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Packing a Creative Lunchbox

For many students across Arkansas the new school year will start Thursday.
If you are a parent, you've probably had the battle over lunches at least once since your child started school.

Angie Lane stopped by Monday to share some creative ideas for add fun to your kids lunchbox.

PARENTS magazine  especially issues May 2010 and August 2010
Lunch Lessons:  Changing the Way We Feed Our Children, by Ann Cooper and Lisa M. Holmes
Vegan Lunch Box, by Jennifer McCann


1.  Fun, creative and interesting
2.  Nutritious, balanced and good quality food
3.  Great utensils for packing and storage
4.  Personalize it-----cute encouraging notes, toys, jokes----something that will make them smile and easy their stress.

Weight Watchers Fruit Dip
1 (8oz.) package of low fat of no-fat cream cheese
1/4 cup marshmallow fluff
3 table spoons sugar-free raspberry preserves
Mix together till well blended and serve with fruit. 

Heat Safety & Risk Factors for Seniors

Dr. Morgan Sauer of the Longevity Center at St. Vincent shared some tips for keeping seniors safe and some of the risk factors during the triple digit temps. 

Risks for seniors in the heat
1.  Heart disease and kidney disease
2.  Medications
3.  Urine incontinence
4.  Lack of sensation of thirst
5.  Memory loss

Risk factors for death:
1.  Lack of air conditioning
2.  Living alone
3.  Falls/not being able to call for help
4.  Not "being a burden"

Safety tips
1.  Drink plenty of fluids
2.  Avoid caffeine
3.  Avoid alcohol
4.  Community, family, and neighbor awareness
5.  Resources for seniors

Dr. Morgan Sauer
Longevity Center at St. Vincent
5 St. Vincent Circle
Little Rock
501-552-4777 or

Friday, August 13, 2010

Floatin' For A Cure

Woodruff County Relay for Life presents:
Floatin' for a Cure
August 14th
Augusta Boat Ramp
(behind Bank of Augusta)
Registration 11am
Float begins at 2pm
Pre-register $20
Day of float $25
Each participant gets a T-Shirt!

All proceeds go to Woodruff County's Relay for Life.

For more information call Miranda at 501-412-7110

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Golfing with Ronald McDonald

Today Karen Erren, the Executive Director of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Arkansas, stopped by to share what RMHC does.  She also had details on one of the RMHC’s big fundraisers, the Ronald McDonald Golf Classic. 

The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Arkansas helps families of children who are receiving treatment at Arkansas Children’s Hospital, and some other local hospitals, a home away from home.
17th Annual Ronald McDonald Golf Classic
August 22-23
Pleasant Valley Country Club

Here are some quick details about the tournament:
  • Will be at Pleasant Valley Country Club
  • Cocktail party kick-off on August 22 at 6:30pm
  • 4-person scramble
  • Flights at 8am & 1pm on August 23
  • Catered by McDonald’s, Olive Garden & Golden Corral
  • Beverages provided by Three Lakes Distributing & Coca-Cola
  • Sponsorships & team reservations are still available
  • Tournament hopes to raise more than $130,000, to support Ronald McDonald House Charities of Arkansas

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Kids for the Cure T-Shirt

This is the artwork on the back of the Kids for the Cure T-Shirt.  It was draw by 7-year-old Owen Silzer.   

Front & Back view of the 2010 Kids for the Cure T-Shirt

October seems it's far away, but the staff of the 2010 Susan G. Komen Race for a Cure in Little Rock doesn't see it that way.  Today we had the honor of meeting 7-year-old Owen Silzer who won the Kids for the Cure T-Shirt Contest. 

The theme for this year's race is "We is Greater Than Me."

We'll continue to bring you more race info and fun events as race day approaches.

Komen Arkansas Race for the Cure
Saturday, October 16th, 2010
8 AM

Downtown, Little Rock, Arkansas
(intersection of Broadway & 2nd Street)

For all of the Susan G. Komen Little Rock details click on the Komen link to the right.

Finances & College Freshman

Getting College Students Ready to Manage their Money
Tips from Dr. Mary Ann Campbell, CFP and Elisabeth Donati, Founder of WinTheMoneyGame.com

·        Let your freshman know where the money will be coming from for certain expenses. They must know what financial responsibilities are theirs and which ones their parents are going to handle. 

·        First, don’t get them a credit card as a freshman. Open a bank account and allow a debit card the first year.  Offer a credit card as a reward once they prove they can manage their money.  They must know how to manage their own money through using a debit card and checking account before they can be trusted with using other people's money for short periods of time.

·        Work out a tentative first semester budget.  Consider a save/spend tracking program such as Mint.com to help them keep track of their spending. Allow them to make mistakes without micromanaging them.  If your soon-to-be student is moving into a dorm, there is very little he or she needs. Agree on a budget and let THEM make ends meet

·        It's important to put your freshman in charge of their own financial needs as soon as possible. This means taking the money you are agreeing to be responsible for providing and running it THROUGH them instead of outright buying things FOR them. Remember, it's only through repetitive practice as something do we develop skills. Money is no different. Don't agree to pay for everything. Most adults admit that when they had to participate in paying for their college experience, they were better students and better stewards of their financial resources.

·        Challenge them to be thrifty. Encourage them to go to thrift stores and garage sales to find the items they need. There is no need to buy new. This teaches resourcefulness and fosters creativity in the student. Allot a certain amount of money for textbooks, and allow them to keep the difference if they can find their books for less.  Discuss the human nature pitfalls of fast food expenses, picking up the tab to be popular, and entertainment expenses. Encourage your student to use campus services such as printing in the computer lab, health services, free or inexpensive entertainment, student discounts on campus and in the local business community.

·        Promote discussion during the semester and encourage your student to inform you quickly of problems, such as a mooching roommate, or unusual expenses. 

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Tips for the College Freshman

UALR’s Associate Dean of Students, Debra Gentry, stopped by our studio.  Believe it or not, it’s already time for college students to be moving in to their residence hall.  

Classes may not start at UALR, and many other schools, until August 19th, but students are preparing to move this week.  While here, Debra shared some tips for helping those first year college students get through their first year.
1.        Go to Class:  It sounds simple, but you’re on your own.  Keep in mind when you’re making your schedule, if you’re not a morning person, don’t schedule a class that starts at 8 AM.
2.       Get involved:  The sooner you get involved in extra-curricular activities through the campus, the more likely you are to feel like you belong.  It’s also a great way to make friends at your new school.  Also, it’s a great way to get to know the campus and what it has to offer that you may enjoy!
3.       Make sure you keep up with all the documents you need: Again, it sounds simple, but if you lose something you need now, or even possibly down the road, it may cause problems and slow you down in the future.

10 Fashion Mistakes Men Make

On Monday's show, Greg Rudkin from EVOLVE brought in Wes and Jowaun to show us how guys can pull off some great looks.

But not all men are fashionable.  In fact, Greg shared with us a top 10 list for fashion mistakes you may notice men making.  We wanted to share the list with you, our viewers!  Take a look!

10 Mistakes Men Make
  1. Trying to hard: Dressing to show what one has rather than who one is
  2. Jackets: A jacket that doesn't fit- however expensive - will look awkward
  3. Shoes: They can make or break your look
  4. Socks: short socks with suits, socks with sandals, and white socks with anything but tennis shoes are considered big fashion mistakes!
  5. Pant Length: If they're too long, get those things HEMMED.
  6. Undershirt: If you're wearing one, there's no need to flaunt it.
  7. The Justin Bieber bang sweep!  Yes, he was just in Little Rock, but there's no need to attempt to impersonate the teenage heartthrob!
  8. Overboard on Accessories: Yes.  It is possible to have too much jewelry.  If you have a great look, the use of too many accessories could take away your style.
  9. Fur Coats:  Let's face it.  Only Snoop Dogg can pull this off this look.
  10. High Groom Factor: Guys should NEVER shine or shimmer.

Thanks again to Greg and the guys at EVOLVE!  They'd be glad to help make sure you're in style.  Just visit them at their location in the Midtowne Shopping Center in Little Rock.

Or you can visit their website:  http://www.shoplikeaman.net/home.html

Smoothie for the Family

We truly are a family program. Here's proof. Alan Bennett stopped by to share a tasty smoothie recipe Friday, and brought his kids along for the show. Farm to School & a Smoothie

Friday, August 06, 2010

Sorority Recruitment Tips...from the Pros

  • Keep the fragrance light.  It is summer, and a lot of ladies with loud perfume are not inviting.
  • Keep your shoes adorable, but sensible.  You will have to walk  A LOT, and will have no time to change, so think cute, and comfy. Whining is NOT encouraged.
  • Rush is a great way to meet, and mingle with your future classmates. It is fellowship, not a competition.
  • Choose dresses,and outfits that flatter YOU.  Don't just wear what is trendy and "cool". Use your mirror to your advantage; be objective.
  • Avoid extremes in make-up,hair,and accessories.  The Rush dress code is classy, with a splash of your personal style. (This is not the time to flaunt a huge new tattoo, or piercing.)
  • Above all, choose your clothes so that you can be fashionable, but have fun. It is always the best advice to be your best self, and not mimic anyone.  
  • Leave cell phone somewhere else!  At least leave it in your handbag and in silent mode.  This goes for rushees and rushors.  You should be connecting with the people in the room with you, not your Facebook or Twitter account.

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Attention all Outdoors Men & Women!

Last year Economics Arkansas raffled off a brand new convertible, this year it's Z71.  The tickets are $99.  Don't worry, the truck isn't the only prize.  The 2nd place prize is a LIFETIME Fishing and Hunting License.  Either prize would defiantly be worth the ticket price.

For more information contact the folks with Economics Arkansas.

Phone: 501-682-4230

For complete details click on the link below:

Good luck!