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Area photo: Sunset over Wooster

Area photo: Sunset over Wooster

WOOSTER, Ark. (KTHV) – The sky was full of hazy purples and bright pinks in this most recent area photo.

Sent in by Melissa Kirby, the photo was taken over Wooster, a town of around 860 people in Faulkner County. Wooster makes up part of the Little Rock Metropolitan area and can be found right in between Greenbrier and Conway.

For more on Wooster and the area surrounding it, visit Arkansas.com:  http://on.kthv.com/1cwScdC

Step back in time with 16th Annual Petit Jean Mountain Rendezvous

Step back in time with 16th Annual Petit Jean Mountain Rendezvous

MORRILTON, Ark. (Petit Jean State Park) - During the Thanksgiving season, visitors to Petit Jean State Park are invited to take a step back in time to the early 1800s, at the park’s 16th Annual Mountain Rendezvous.

Beginning on Friday, November 29th, park visitors will be able to see how people dressed and lived when much of Arkansas was an unsettled wilderness, a place of French exploration and fur trade.  The rendezvous camp will be open to the public on Friday, November 29th, Saturday, November 30th and Sunday, December 1st. 

Area photo: Cadron Flats

Area photo: Cadron Flats

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) – Imagine standing on top of a ridge, looking down across the tree tops changing colors and the fields in front of you. It would be a beautiful thing to see.

Hunter Parker captured that exact image as he was looking down to the Cadron Flats facing south toward Conway. In this beautiful photo, vehicles look like mere specks from where he was standing.

The Cadron Flats are nestled between Conway and Greenbrier. Running through them is the East Fork Cadron Creek, and farther off is Beaver Fork Lake.

For more details on this area, visit Arkansas.com: http://on.kthv.com/19o56Ye

What part of Arkansas is the most beautiful to you? Snap a photo and share it with us at ageswein@thv11.com.

Area photo: Beaverfork Lake

Area photo: Beaverfork Lake

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) - Nothing quite beats the scene of a cool morning. With steam rising off the water and a low sun in the background, you can't help but stop and soak in the beauty of such a serene setting.

Melissa Kirby captured the photo above at Beaverfork Lake in the Conway area and shared it with THV11.

Beaverfork Lake rests on 25 acres right off of Highway 25 and provides areas for swimming, boating, and fishing as well as barge rentals and grilling pits. The park surrounding the lake also features pavillions, volleyball courts, and a baseball field.

For more details on Beaverfork Lake, visit the Conway Parks website at: http://on.kthv.com/1j75RdA

What part of Arkansas is the most beautiful to you? Snap a photo and share it with us at ageswein@thv11.com.

Documentary film series on fracking to debut in Little Rock

Documentary film series on fracking to debut in Little Rock

CONWAY (ArkansasFracking.org) – Local non-profit group, ArkansasFracking.org, will be debuting their documentary film series, Land of Opportunity, in Little Rock on November 22 at 7 p.m. at Market Street CinemaThe series focuses on the impact that hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” has on local communities in the Fayetteville Shale in north, central Arkansas.  Roughly 4,500 natural gas wells have been drilled since 2005 in the rural, 5-county area.

Protect yourself during tick season

Protect yourself during tick season

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Arkansas has some of the highest levels of tick-related illnesses of any state in the nation and we are expecting another big year. In 2012, over 900 cases of tick-related illness were reported to the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH). Five of these cases resulted in death. Cases were found in 63 counties, with illnesses occurring every month of the year but peaking in June. Because many of these illnesses go unreported, the actual number of persons sick from tick-related illness is much higher.

According to Susan Weinstein, DVM, MPH, Zoonotic Disease Section Chief at ADH, “Tick-related illnesses are serious and can be deadly if not treated properly. It is very important that people realize the seriousness of the infections that some ticks can carry, and to see their doctor if ill. Thankfully, we can prevent many of these infections if we become aware of the risks and take some simple precautions.”

ReLeaf Project, Arbor Day celebration to focus on Vilonia

ReLeaf Project, Arbor Day celebration to focus on Vilonia

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- In the wake of a devastation 2011 tornado, the Arkansas Urban Forestry Council (AUFC) is partnering with First Security Bank of Vilonia to host a 'ReLeaf Event' in conjunction with Arkansas' Arbor Day Ceremony, Saturday, March 16 at the Veterans Memorial near City Hall.

The Arkansas ReLeaf Project will aid the community of Vilonia and surrounding county in restoring the tree canopy damaged by the tornado. Free trees and hot dogs witl be given out to area residents who were affected by the storm.

The Arbor Day Ceremony will begin at 11 am, followed by the tree giveaway at 11:30 am, and will continue untill 2 pm or until all the trees have been distributed.

The Arkansas Urban Forestry Council takes an active role in increasing public awareness of the value of trees. Urban forestry focuses on the conservation of trees along streets, in open green spaces and watersheds, in parks and in neighborhoods.