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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 ageswein@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.

IPDRA working to finish rebuilding what the storm left behind

IPDRA working to finish rebuilding what the storm left behind

MAYFLOWER, Ark. (KTHV) – The central Arkansas community still needs the help of lending hands following April’s deadly tornado. One organization is working in coordination with the Vilonia Disaster Recovery Alliance and the Faulkner County Long-Term Recovery Board to get volunteers out to these devastated areas of the state in an effort to help finish rebuilding what the storm left behind.

Inter-Faith and Partners Disaster Recovery Alliance (IPDRA) is made up of several faith-based and voluntary organizations that are working together to secure volunteers, material resources, and funding to meet the needs of others living in Faulkner County and beyond.

Political Pie Auction to benefit Bethlehem House

Political Pie Auction to benefit Bethlehem House

Political Pie Auction to benefit Bethlehem House

Bethlehem House will host local political candidates at its Political Pie Auction beginning 6 p.m., Monday, October 20th at Bob's Grill in downtown Conway.

The community, local politicians and all dessert lovers are invited to attend and bid on a variety of desserts with proceeds benefiting Bethlehem House. With each purchase, your favorite political candidate will have ninety seconds to ask attendees for their vote in the upcoming election.

Bob's Grill will provide coffee and tea and Shawn Hammontree will serve as auctioneer.

Bethlehem House is a transitional shelter in Conway that seeks to encourage, equip, and motivate homeless and nearly homeless individu­als and families to take the necessary steps to improve their life situations.

For information about volunteering with or donating to Bethlehem House, call 501.329.4862 or visit bethlehemhouse.net.

Award-winning writer to kick off UCA's LGBT History Month

Award-winning writer to kick off UCA's LGBT History Month


CONWAY, Ark. (Sept. 15, 2014) — The month of October will be filled with events to help celebrate the diversity of gender identity/sexual orientation on the University of Central Arkansas campus, from display of the AIDS Memorial Quilt in Harrin Hall to the Pride Walk anchored in the Crafton Alumni Pavilion.

One highlight of this year's festivities will be a visit from award-winning writer Bernard Cooper, who will be an artist in residence with the UCA College of Fine Arts and Communication.

Cooper, a memoirist and fiction writer who, with razor wit, unsparing honesty and cutting insight, explores themes of sexuality, familial relationships, AIDS and loss, will give a public reading at the College of Business Auditorium on Tuesday, Sept. 30, beginning at 7 p.m. A Q&A session and book signing will follow.

The reading is free and open to the public.

Salvation Army recruiting volunteers for Angel Tree Christmas assistance

Salvation Army recruiting volunteers for Angel Tree Christmas assistance

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (September 9, 2014) - The Salvation Army of Central Arkansas is now recruiting volunteers to help process applications for Angel Tree Christmas assistance. The central Arkansas application process will be held at the following locations:

Pulaski County, Lonoke County, White County

Dates: October 7-9, 14-16

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location: 1505 West 18th Street, North Little Rock, AR 72114

 

Saline County

Dates: September 29 – October 3

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Location: 129 North Main Street,Benton, AR 72015

Volunteers can register for these two locations at http://SalvationArmyCentralArkansas.org/angels

Win a granite kitchen makeover, help Lonoke Co. CASA

Win a granite kitchen makeover, help Lonoke Co. CASA

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- CASA helps represent children in the foster care system and this month, CASA of Lonoke County is hosting a special fundraiser to raise money and awareness.

You can purchase a ticket for $20 to win a granite kitchen makeover from Linco Countertops of Cabot. The makeover includes granite countertops, sink, and installation.

The winner will be drawn during the CASA Home & Outdoors Fundraising Dinner and Auction at the Cabot national Guard Armory on Thursday Sept. 23 at 6:30 p.m. Grand prize winner doesn't have to be in attendance to win.

To purchase tickets for the makeover or the fundraising dinner, stop by CASA of Lonoke County at 119 W. Front Street or call (501) 676-6533.

Arkansas Foodbank wants you to wear orange Thursday for ‘Hunger Action Day’

Arkansas Foodbank wants you to wear orange Thursday  for ‘Hunger Action Day’

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (ARFoodbank) - September is Hunger Action Month (HAM) and the Arkansas Foodbank is asking the public to wear orange in support for hunger awareness in the state of Arkansas.  Unfortunately, Arkansas is one of the states at the forefront when taking a look at hunger in America. Arkansas ranks first in senior hunger, first in severe hunger, seventh in child hunger and second overall in the entire nation for food insecurity.

On Thursday, September 4th the Main Street, Junction and Clinton bridges will be lit orange at dusk in support for Hunger Action Day.