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Camp iRock registration deadline extended to July 11

Camp iRock registration deadline extended to July 11

Little Rock, AR – The registration deadline for Camp iRock has been extended to July 11. The Arkansas Minority Health Commission (AMHC) will host the fourth annual all-girl fitness and nutrition camp, Sunday, August 10 through Saturday, August 16. The experience will take place at Ferncliff Camp and Conference Center, 1720 Ferncliff Road in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Designed exclusively for girls in sixth, seventh and eighth grades, Camp iRock offers fun educational activities, workshops and exercises aimed at promoting healthy lifestyles, physical activity and self-confidence. Forty girls from across Arkansas will be selected to attend the camp free of charge. To apply or to learn about camper criteria visit, www.campirock.com.

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.)

My Town Hero: Basketball coach becomes father figure to athletes

My Town Hero: Basketball coach becomes father figure to athletes

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Tonight's My Town Hero is a legendary Little Rock basketball coach. He's accomplished some remarkable things on the court over the years, but it's what the Arkansas Sports Hall of Famer is doing off the court that makes him so worthy of being called a Town Hero.

This man needs no introduction. Just take a look at the plaques along his wall, and you'll know right away you're in the presence of greatness. Charles Ripley, Head Basketball Coach and Athletic Director at Arkansas Baptist College, wears many hats, but the most significant pertains to meeting the needs of his young athletes.

Vilonia Track & Field raising money for title rings

Vilonia Track & Field raising money for title rings

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) - After the town of vilonia was devastated by the tornado, the boys track team still managed to win their third straight state championship.

Now the team is trying to raise enough money to afford their state championship rings. The eagles held three car washes today out in Conway to raise money to buy rings. Head coach Patrick Morse says "it just shows you how amazing the state of Arkansas is to support us."

They ended up raising a total of two-thousand dollars.

Conway Regional Golf Classic to tee off June 9

Conway Regional Golf Classic to tee off June 9

CONWAY, Ark. (CRGC)-Amateur golfers from throughout Faulkner County will tee off in the 18th annual Conway Regional Golf Classic at Centennial Valley Country Club on Monday, June 9.

The four-player scrambler tournament offers a morning (8 am) and an afternoon flight (1 pm).

Nabholz Construction has been the presenting sponsor of the tournament since its early days and will sponsor the 2014 edition as well. The tournament is a favorite among amateur golfers, and tournament organizer, Marla Hambuchen, is working hard to make sure the 2014 tournament is up to standards.

Last year the Foundation raised more than $35,000 to help fund the hospital’s new surgical-obstetrics addition.  This year’s proceeds will go toward the Health Foundation Endowment Fund benefitting numerous health care projects at Conway Regional.

Enjoy the great outdoors on Arkansas Trails Day

Enjoy the great outdoors on Arkansas Trails Day

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – The 22nd anniversary of National Trails Day, America's largest trail celebration, is slated for June 7. Events throughout the U.S. will join this nationwide observation of America's wealth of trail types and experiences while encouraging the public to enjoy a trail. According to State Trails Coordinator Mike Sprague, "The kick off to Arkansas's celebrations will begin a week earlier on Saturday, May 31, with trail events of all kinds in Little Rock and North Little Rock. A schedule of the events slated for May 31 in the metro area is posted on the Arkansas Trails Council website at: http://www.arkansastrailscouncil.com/.

LIST: Swimming areas closed due to E. coli

LIST: Swimming areas closed due to E. coli

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – Five swimming areas in Arkansas have been confirmed closed due to an E. coli threat.

According to the Arkansas Health Department, the following areas are shut down at this time:

 

  • Beaverfork Lake – Conway
  • Spring Lake – Yell County
  • Storm Creek – Phillips County
  • Hurricane Lake Estates – Saline County
  • Camp Joshua – Benton County

 

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, E. coli is a large group of bacteria. Some kinds of it can cause diarrhea, while others cause urinary tract infections, respiratory illness and pneumonia, and other illnesses.