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Tell Us About Your 'My Town Hero'!

Tell Us About Your 'My Town Hero'!

Do you know someone in your community who goes above and beyond? Maybe they’re always helping people, or greets everyone with a smile. Perhaps they’ve beat unthinkable odds or have accomplished something exceptional.

We want to highlight them. To have your My Town Hero featured, email the following information to mytown@thv11.com:

  • Their name,
  • Their hometown,
  • Their contact information,
  • A photo of them, and
  • What makes them extra special

Include “My Town Hero” in the email subject line and we’ll take care of publishing it for you. Their story might even be told on air by THV11's Denise Middleton.

‘THV11 in Your Town’ feature: Arkadelphia

‘THV11 in Your Town’ feature: Arkadelphia

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. (KTHV) – For my second THV 11 in My Town feature, I headed out to Arkadelphia for a day and found quite a few great things to highlight.

ARKADELPHIA ALLIANCE AND DEMOGRAPHICS

First, I stopped by the Arkadelphia Alliance (Arkadelphia Regional Economic Development Alliance and Area Chamber of Commerce if you’re not into that whole brevity thing). There, executive vice president Shelley Loe talked to me about some of the great features in Arkadelphia and what the city had to offer.

If you’re into numbers, the city is home to around 10,714 citizens with 3,736 households as of the 2010 census. (See demographics info: http://on.kthv.com/1hwqnsh) It also offers two accredited 4-year institutions – Henderson State University and Ouachita Baptist University, and the area is home to three school districts—Arkadelphia, Gurdon, and Centerpoint.

Cross Creek Sandwich Shop celebrates 5th birthday

Cross Creek Sandwich Shop celebrates 5th birthday

CONWAY, Ark. (CCSS) - In honor of its 5th birthday, Cross Creek Sandwich Shop is celebrating with Customer Appreciation Week April 7-12, 2014.

“We are excited about making our birthday celebration all about our awesome customers because we wouldn’t be here today if it weren’t for them.” said Chris Jennings, owner of Cross Creek Sandwich Shop. “Customer Appreciation Week is our way of saying ‘thank you’ to everyone that has contributed to the ongoing success of our restaurant. We are looking forward to many more years to come.”

To kick off the birthday celebration, Cross Creek will be offering free samples of some of your favorite cookies on Monday, April 7 only - while supplies last. A drawing to win a free lunch will be held each day during Customer Appreciation Week and Cross Creek will be bringing back everyone’s seasonal favorite – Homemade Strawberry Pie.

About Cross Creek Sandwich Shop

Blood donation events in/near Conway for Feb.

Blood donation events in/near Conway for Feb.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Feb. 3, 2014) — Like a hospital emergency room, the American Red Cross must be prepared to provide blood for patients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year. It’s the blood already on the shelves and readily available that can be lifesaving for people like Chris Salinas.

Chris was a horse trainer who was seriously injured in an accident when a horse pinned him to the pavement. He and his family said they credit the multiple blood transfusions he received with helping him recover.

Type O negative blood is especially needed right now. O negative is the universal blood type and can potentially be transfused to patients with any type. To make an appointment to donate blood and help ensure the shelves are stocked for patients in need, please visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities:

Day 30: Woman celebrates 30th birthday with 30 random acts of kindness

Day 30: Woman celebrates 30th birthday with 30 random acts of kindness

BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) – Most birthdays are celebrated with a cake, candles, and a few good friends wishing you a happy one, but one Benton woman decided to do things a little differently this year for her 30th.

Nicki Simpkins, of Benton, is doing a random act of kindness each day for the 30 days leading up to her birthday. Simpkins said she decided that Jan. 27 would no longer be about her; instead, she wanted it to be about others. 

She said she was driving home from visiting her in-laws in November and was thinking about the big birthday ahead; she had originally anticipated doing a 30 before 30 list to accomplish things like running a 5K or going to a concert, but a recent family death inspired her to leave the world a little bit better for her son in the future.

In fact, she plans to continue doing these random acts of kindness even after her big day is over.

Little Rock's Main Street 'Creative Corridor' Plan Wins National Award

Little Rock's Main Street 'Creative Corridor' Plan Wins National Award

A plan to transform four neglected blocks of Main Street in downtown Little Rock into an arts district has earned a national design award for the University of Arkansas Fay Jones School of Architecture and Marlon Blackwell Architect of Fayetteville... Read More

AKA Sorority presesnts African-American Women on the Move

AKA Sorority presesnts African-American Women on the Move

The Theta Mu ­chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority at the University of Central Arkansas hosted its annual AKA week Jan. 12 to Jan. 25, Jan. 15, 2014 being the sorority’s founders day.

The theme for AKA Week was based off of the hit television show “Scandal.”

African-American Women on the Move showcases minority women who have made significant contributions in the community. The program was held on Jan. 16.

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