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Petit Jean State Park to host Fun and Games Day on July 4

Petit Jean State Park to host Fun and Games Day on July 4

MORRILTON, Ark. (PJSP) - Petit Jean State Park is offering free activities for families to enjoy throughout the summer.  Numerous family friendly programs and activities will be offered during Independence Day week, including a special day of “old-fashioned” fun and games on Friday, July 4th.

Planned activities for July 4th include a bicycle parade, water balloon games, a kick ball game, a foot race, and more.  A free guitar concert is planned for the early evening, before it gets dark enough for fireworks in other locations.  (Please note that fireworks are not permitted within Petit Jean State Park.)

5 Arkansas properties listed on National Register of Historical Places

5 Arkansas properties listed on National Register of Historical Places

LITTLE ROCK—Five Arkansas properties have been listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the country’s official list of historically significant properties, Arkansas Historic Preservation Program Director Frances McSwain announced today.

       The newly listed properties are:

1 Month Later: Faulkner Co., Team Rubicon to host joint press conference

1 Month Later: Faulkner Co., Team Rubicon to host joint press conference

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Faulkner County and Team Rubicon will hold a joint press conference today at 6 p.m. at the Team Rubicon Tent at the Conway Home Depot.

This will mark one month of the Faulkner County Relief Effort, known to Team Rubicon as Operation Rising Eagle.

Daniel and April Smith will attend this conference, and be available for interview. Mr. and Mrs. Smith lost their home and their two boys, Cameron and Tyler, in the April tornado.

For more information about this family and their story, go to www.thatthurch.com.

 

‘THV in Your Town’ feature: Pine Bluff

‘THV in Your Town’ feature: Pine Bluff

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) - I spent the day visiting Pine Bluff, walking around and going to different visitor centers. Before I visited the area, I posted on Facebook that I was going to Pine Bluff (See original post: http://on.kthv.com/1jbwVrA). Based on some comments left by folks there, I half-expected to find a city in shambles, with decrepit buildings and sporting a mere shadow of a by-gone era. I was pleasantly surprised to find exactly the opposite.

Lake Dardanelle State Park to host a children’s bicycle rally for Resource Rendezvous Event

Lake Dardanelle State Park to host a children’s bicycle rally for Resource Rendezvous Event

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (LDSP) - Lake Dardanelle State Park will be hosting a bicycle rally as part of the annual Resource Rendezvous event. Join us in celebrating the great outdoors. This bicycle rally will be held May 3, 2014 for age 2-13. Helmets are required; we will have a limited number of helmets on hand that can be borrowed. We will have three age divisions: ages 2-6 with training wheels, ages 6-9 without training wheels, and ages 10-13 (without training wheels), this division will also have trivia challenges to complete as part of the race. You must register; either before the event at the visitor center or the morning of at the registration table located at the weigh-in pavilion. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. and races will begin at 10 a.m. There is no entry fee. Prizes will be awarded after all races are complete followed by a free lunch which will be provided to all participants.

Community Easter events

Community Easter events

Community Easter events are as follows:

 

Friday

• Mount Olive Baptist Church Flashlight Easter egg hunt, 7:30 p.m. 448 Hwy. 25 N., Guy.

Saturday

• Greenbrier First United Methodist Church Easter egg hunt, corner of Hwy. 65 and Tyler Street, from 10 a.m. to noon.

• The Damascus Library is hosting an Easter egg hunt for kids ages 2-12 at the Damascus Community Center on April 19, at 10 a.m.

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‘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.