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160-mile-long yard sale slated for next month

160-mile-long yard sale slated for next month

FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) - A yard sale stretching 160 miles along U.S. 64 in Arkansas is planned for next month.

Bargains Galore on 64 will Aug. 7-9 and stretch from Fort Smith to Beebe. It'll be open to both shoppers and vendors.

Event coordinator Linda Hiles tells the Southwest Times Record (http://bit.ly/1jOYjlW) that the long yard sale is a good opportunity for civic or religious organizations to make a little extra money.

Cities participating in the sale waive garage or yard sale permits for those three days, but food vendors must comply with Arkansas health regulations.


Information from: Southwest Times Record, http://www.swtimes.com/

Arkansas Tech trustees agree to $1.15M land sale

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas Tech University board of trustees has agreed to sell a parcel of land near Interstate 40 in Russellville to Narayan Hotels LLC for $1.15 million.

The board agreed to the sale Thursday.

ATU purchased the property in 2006 for $1.5 million and operated a student housing facility that the university says returned an operating profit of nearly $879,000.

The housing facility was closed in 2011 and later demolished.

The sale is expected to close Dec. 1.

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Yard, rummage, and garage sale listings for central Arkansas

Yard, rummage, and garage sale listings for central Arkansas

The following is a list of yard sale locations in the central Arkansas area:


  • Denise St.

7/25-7/26 from 6-12 both days in Benton, AR on Denise St. We will be selling some baby items, clothing, electronics, and books. 



  • 18 Valmont St.

Sat., July 19; 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Toddler boy clothes and shoes (2T-3T); Toys; Books; Games; Movies; Stuffed animals; Women’s clothing (sz 8-10/Med-Lg); Men’s clothing (2x-3x); Various household items



  • Cardinal Heights and Blue Bird Drive

July 19: Clothes, shoes, record player, house hold goods, toys, electronics, jewelry, purses 

Blood drives happening in August

Blood drives happening in August

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Red Cross)— The American Red Cross encourages all eligible blood donors to make an appointment to donate blood soon to help prevent a shortage.

During the summer months, on average, about two fewer donors give blood at each Red Cross blood drive than what is needed to meet the needs of patients. Vacations and summer activities are among the reasons regular donors may not find the time to give. But, patients don’t get a vacation from needing blood – the need is constant.

As a national network, the Red Cross has a unique responsibility to help ensure blood is available for patients whenever and wherever it is needed. By donating blood or platelets through the Red Cross, donors may be helping patients in their community or patients across the nation.

Red blood cells have a shelf life of only 42 days and platelets just five days, so they must constantly be replenished.

FLW College Fishing Southern Conference event set for Lake Dardanelle

FLW College Fishing Southern Conference event set for Lake Dardanelle

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (FLWCF) – FLW College Fishing is headed to Lake Dardanelle July 26 for the final regular-season stop in the Southern Conference. Up to 50 college teams will be competing for a top award of $2,000 and a berth in the Southern Conference Invitational tournament.

“We’ve had quite a bit of rain lately so there will definitely be a shallow and a deep bite,” said 3M ScotchBlue Tape pro Ray Scheide of Dover, Ark., a six-time Forrest Wood Cup qualifier. “The lake is fishing as good or better than it ever has and it is really in good shape.”

Scheide said that college anglers would be able to find fish shallow around milfoil as well as around the lake’s offshore ledges.

Birthday Boy: Arkansas Tech Campus Ambassador Turning One

Birthday Boy: Arkansas Tech Campus Ambassador Turning One

Arkansas Tech University will host a reception marking the first birthday of its campus ambassador, Jerry the Bulldog, at the Doc Bryan Student Services Center on Thursday, July 17.

The event will last from 3-4:30 p.m. in Doc Bryan room 242. All Arkansas Tech students, faculty, staff, alumni, friends and their families are invited to attend.

Guests are asked to not bring gifts, but those who wish to do so may make a contribution to the Jerry Fund through the Arkansas Tech Foundation for the future development of the campus ambassador program.

The Arkansas Tech Student Government Association restored a tradition that had been lost for 76 years on Oct. 23, 2013, when it cast a unanimous vote to install Jerry as campus ambassador.

The original Jerry was a daily part of life at Arkansas Tech in the mid-1930s.

LRFW 6 announced to the world!

LRFW 6 announced to the world!

LITTLE ROCK,  Ark.   - Little Rock Fashion Week (LRFW) 2014 will present its unique brand of fashion production to world from July 14th through July 19th. Founder and executive producer Brandon D. Campbell has quenched Arkansas’ yearning for fashion ever since 2009 with the first ever LRFW. The third week of every July is set aside by the state to showcase high fashion, designers, models, make-up and hair artistry and promote the state’s booming fashion scene.