LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Too often we report the negative news, but great things are happening in your community each day.
Here's a look at a few stories that are on The Brighter Side...
In honor of National Rice Month, the Arkansas rice industry donated 107,500 pounds of rice to the Arkansas Rice Depot to help feed hungry families in Arkansas.
The donation was made on Thursday at the Rice Depot, a statewide food bank that works with 600 Arkansas hunger relief programs including food pantries, school food programs, disaster relief organizations, and a statewide hunger hotline.
This year, the Arkansas Rice Depot honors its 30th anniversary of feeding Arkansas's hungry.
And for those of you in Russellville, finding the businesses and services you need is now just a click away. The city has just launched its online business directory.
It contains over 15-hundred listings of all the licensed businesses within the community.
Visitors to the directory have the ability to search for a specific business or a business category and the included contact information and map make your job even easier.
And residents of North Little Rock and the surrounding areas can participated in the Child Safety Seat Check this Saturday, September 15 at McCain Mall.
Bring your child and primary vehicle to the southeast corner of McCain Mall (next to Firestone) between 9 a.m. and noon.
Certified Safety Seat Technicians will be on hand to not only make sure you have your seat installed properly, but also to make sure the car seat is safe (not recalled) and to make sure the seat is the right size for your child.
According to the SafeKids.org, child safety seats reduce fatal injury in passenger cars by 71 percent for infants less than 1 year old and by 54 percent for toddlers 1 to 4 years of age. For children 4 to 7 years of age, booster seats have shown to reduce injury risk by 59 percent compared to safety belts alone.
This event is sponsored by the North Little Rock Police Department in conjunction with the Arkansas Highway Safety Office and Dimensions' Passenger Safety Program.