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Valentine Gala to benefit Bethlehem House

Valentine Gala to benefit Bethlehem House

Plans are underway for the annual Bethlehem House Valentine Gala and Auction to be held at 6 p.m., Friday, Feb. 7 at oneChurch in Conway.

“Last year’s event was a complete sell-out and this year will be better in every way with more live and silent auction items,” said Executive Director Judi Lively. Channel 11 anchor Craig O'Neill will serve as auctioneer for the event. “Donating auction items is a great way for local businesses to show off the goods and services they offer while supporting the ministry to the hungry and homeless.”

“We are excited this year to again have the Gala catered by David and Patti Stobaugh and to have entertainment by Preston Palmer,” said Lively. The Stobaughs own Stoby’s and PattiCakes.

Residents of Mayflower to hold town hall on pipeline rupture

Residents of Mayflower to hold town hall on pipeline rupture

CONWAY, Ark. (RM) – Residents of Mayflower will be holding a Town Hall at the Maumelle Public Library on Thursday, January 23, 2014 from 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This event is open to the public and will focus on the concerns in the community and how best to engage with local and state authorities. Residents and those affected will be discussing the next steps and how to move forward while continuing to educate one another about the long term effects.

“It is really essential that we as a community continue to pull together and support the residents of Mayflower and those negatively affected by this disaster. There is still much to be done and it is all of our responsibilities to ensure that the communication dialogues remain open and that the appropriate resources that the residents are asking for are brought to the table,” said April Lane, FCCAG Board Member.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities for Faulkner County in January

Upcoming blood donation opportunities for Faulkner County in January

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (ARC) — With a new year come many resolutions to form good habits and achieve personal goals. The American Red Cross encourages those who are eligible to resolve to help patients in need through regular blood donations.

Donated blood can give patients in need more time with loved ones. Blood can be used to treat cancer patients, trauma victims, organ transplant recipients, premature babies, sickle cell disease patients and more. In fact, about every two seconds a patient in the U.S. needs a blood transfusion.

As winter continues, donations are especially needed, with many donors unable to give due to inclement weather and seasonal illnesses. Make an appointment to donate blood and partake in a lifesaving resolution by visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities for Faulkner County:

Little Rock Marathon prices go up Oct. 31

Little Rock Marathon prices go up Oct. 31

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – The cost to enter the Little Rock Marathon will soon be a little bit more expensive.

A spokesperson for the marathon said online fees will be at Marathon - $90, Half Marathon - $65, 10K - $30, 5K Fun Run - $25, and Little Rockers - $20 through midnight on Oct. 31. After that, prices will go up.

From Nov. 1 to Dec. 31, fees will be Marathon - $95, Half Marathon - $70, 10K - $35, 5K Fun Run - $25, and Little Rockers - $20 . And, from Jan. 1 to Feb. 21, fees will be Marathon - $100, Half Marathon - $75, 10K - $40, 5K Fun Run - $30, and Little Rockers - $25.

Other deadlines for the marathon include Dec. 31 being the last day to get personalized race number (this is for marathon and half-marathon only) and Jan. 15 being the last day for corral seeding (Find out what that is:  http://on.kthv.com/1f4sejA).

Little Rock Marathon prices go up Oct. 31

Little Rock Marathon prices go up Oct. 31

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – The cost to enter the Little Rock Marathon will soon be a little bit more expensive.

A spokesperson for the marathon said online fees will be at Marathon - $90, Half Marathon - $65, 10K - $30, 5K Fun Run - $25, and Little Rockers - $20 through midnight on Oct. 31. After that, prices will go up.

From Nov. 1 to Dec. 31, fees will be Marathon - $95, Half Marathon - $70, 10K - $35, 5K Fun Run - $25, and Little Rockers - $20 . And, from Jan. 1 to Feb. 21, fees will be Marathon - $100, Half Marathon - $75, 10K - $40, 5K Fun Run - $30, and Little Rockers - $25.

Other deadlines for the marathon include Dec. 31 being the last day to get personalized race number (this is for marathon and half-marathon only) and Jan. 15 being the last day for corral seeding (Find out what that is:  http://on.kthv.com/1f4sejA).

Helping Fight Hunger-Empty Bowls Event

Helping Fight Hunger-Empty Bowls Event

“Talking about ‘The Hungry’ in our community is easy.  But try looking a person in the eye and saying you can’t help their family,” says Bethlehem House volunteer Lesley Turner.  

Sunday, November  10,  will be the second annual Bethlehem House “Empty Bowls” fundraiser to provide for the needs of the homeless and nearly homeless.  Guests are invited to join us for a meal of soup, bread, and dessert made by local restaurants and volunteers and served at the facility of oneChurch, 1058 Front Street from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m on Sunday, November 10.   

Also, local artisans and vendors will display a variety of items for sale in the   Empty Bowls Marketplace. Cost for the meal is $10 per person, and vegetarian and gluten-free soups and desserts will be available.  Children under 10 eat free.  This event coincides with Conway’s Downtown Christmas Open House.