With the jobs market tight, if you are looking for a new career, the Texarkana Regional Center on Aging says you can learn to become a home caregiver. There will be a General Information Session regarding the Home Caregiver Training Program on January 17th at 1 pm at the Texarkana Regional Center on Aging located at 4010 Jefferson Avenue in Texarkana, Arkansas. To sign up you can phone (870) 773-2030.

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Those familiar with Oaklawn Horse Racing Park in Hot Springs will notice a notable change this racing season. Frank Mirahmadi  takes over as live Track Announcer at Oaklawn following the retirement of Terry Wallace. Wallace retires after 37 years as track announcer in Hot Springs.

 Mirahmadi has previously worked at Louisiana Downs in Shreveport, Louisiana and in California and for the Television Games Network as well.  He worked at Oaklawn briefly  last year when Wallace’s streak of calling more than 20,000 consecutive races ended.

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In Sports:

Texas Rangers President Nolan Ryan says he is confident of signing Japanese pitching sensation Yu Darvish by next Wednesday’s deadline. The Rangers, who have won consecutive AL Pennants, put in a record bid of around $52 million for the right to negotiate with Japan’s best pitcher.  

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