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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.

LUPUS FOUNDATION OF ARKANSAS, INC.

LUPUS FOUNDATION OF ARKANSAS, INC.

The year 2014 is almost over and we have had a busy year.  Just a reminder about #GivingTuesday.  This year it falls on Tuesday, December 2, 2014.  Lupus patients, please help and support the cause of lupus.  We have worked since October 1993 so very hard as volunteers and I am happy to say that we have made many accomplishments.  People are finally taking this cruel complex disease of lupus serious.  Research in Little Rock was a big milestone.  Although the research did not work, we are praying that will not be the end of lupus research in Arkansas.  The first medication in over 50 years for lupus was approved  by FDA March 2009 and lupus has been around for many years.  It is difficult for me to believe that lupus patients only had aspirin for the excruiating pain they had to endure, but that is true.

Bethlehem House continues battle to feed the hungry with Empty Bowls event

Bethlehem House continues battle to feed the hungry with Empty Bowls event

Bethlehem House continues battle to feed the hungry with Empty Bowls event

Bethlehem House has as its mission to improve the life situations of the homeless and nearly homeless in the community. In addition to offering a home for the homeless, the shelter provides an evening meal daily and operates a food pantry to serve the needs of those who do not have adequate resources for food.

“Talking about ‘The Hungry’ in our community is easy,” said Judi Lively. “But it’s hard to look a person in the eye and say there is no food today and we can’t help your family,” “This occurs more often at the shelter than most people would like to believe.”

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