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Geocaching for Memorial Day weekend

Geocaching for Memorial Day weekend

ROGERS, Ark. (KTHV) - One holiday is helping Arkansans explore new areas within the Hobbs State Park in Rogers. 

As part of celebrating Memorial Day, the Hobbs State Park is hosting a geocaching event to help get people out and enjoy the wilderness. The event will be held on Saturday, May 23. 

Those who wish to be a part of the activity are asked to register between 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. at the Hobbs State Park visitor center. It is $10 a group. Everyone will have until 3:30 p.m. to find as many caches as they can and return them to the visitor center. 

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68-year-old NLR man graduates from Ark. Tech


RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - Amongst the hundreds of students who graduated from Arkansas Tech University on May 9, one found himself looking back at the 60s, when he first started working towards his degree.

James Johnson, 68, of North Little Rock began his college career in 1968 at the Jarvis Christian College in Texas.

"At that time, I had a family and I dropped out to be able to better take care of my family. And I always wanted to go back to college, but I never really had the opportunity," Johnson said.


50 years later, his wife, Ozetta, was encouraging him to hit the books again.

Championship boat races on Lake Ludwig

Championship boat races on Lake Ludwig

CLARKSVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - The National Boat Racing Society is hosting the North/South Shootout Championship at Lake Ludwig in Clarksville on Saturday and Sunday. 

The championship boat races will feature the competition "stock and modified outboard hydroplane and runabout racing." There will be test racing Friday, May 15 from noon until 5 p.m. Racing will take place on Saturday, May 16 at 9 a.m. and will last until 5 p.m., and then again on Sunday from noon until 5 p.m.

A portion of the winnings will be donated to a local charity, M.A.C. Industries. Admission is free to the public. There will be vendors set up with food and drinks, and personal lawn chairs are encouraged. 

For more information, visit www.racenbra.net or you can contact the Clarksville-Johnson County Chamber of Commerce at (479) 754-2340. Racers and NBRA members should call Jeff Ruth at (479) 927-2847.

Offensive quotes printed in Russellville yearbook


RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - Quotes about alcohol, sex, and race can all be found in a Russellville high school yearbook.

Comments like "cotton picker" and "I'm too drunk to taste this chicken" made it into Russellville High School's class of 2015 yearbook.

According to our affiliate, 5NEWS, Superintendent Randy Williams said the remarks were brought to his attention last week, and that he isn't sure how the offensive material made it into the yearbook.

"A typical process should catch it and it's very dependent on the sponsor to edit and look and determine that," said Williams. "But occasionally, in this case especially, it slipped through."

Williams says they're reviewing the yearbook-making process, but there are no plans to reprint the book.

The students behind the quotes will not be disciplined.

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Nuclear One rated worst nuke plant in U.S.


RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - Arkansas Nuclear One in Russellville ranks among the worst nuclear plants in the country for federal performance ratings. The low rating comes as a result of two major issues that have led to what the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission calls "a significant decline in plant performance."

"We're taking this very seriously, I do view this as an opportunity. It's an unfortunate place to be but it also yields a lot of good opportunity for us," said Arkansas Nuclear One Site V.P. Jeremy Browning. "You don't just want to fix the symptom, you want to fix the underlying cause that drove that symptom so it doesn't ever happen again."

Renewal Ranch "Rally for Recovery"

Renewal Ranch "Rally for Recovery"

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) - A Conway non-profit organization, Renewal Ranch, is hosting a 'Rally for Recovery' event inviting the community to stand against what addiction can do to our society and families. 

On Friday, May 22 crowds of people will join together at the Conway Expo Center to join the fight against addiction and drug and alcohol abuse.

Rehabilitation facility Renewal Ranch is a faith based organization for adult men 21 years of age or older and is located at 75 Lake Drive in Houston, Ark. The organization includes 15 different pastors and teachers from all over central Arkansas who teach these men about the damage of addiction.

Tickets are being sold for $20 at the North Branch of First Security Bank and the Central Baptist Church in Conway. Patron tables, which include six tickets, are for sale at $250.  There will be catfish and other foods being served.  

Renewal Ranch "Rally for Recovery"

Renewal Ranch "Rally for Recovery"

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) - A Conway non-profit organization, Renewal Ranch, is hosting a 'Rally for Recovery' event inviting the community to stand against what addiction can do to our society and families. 

On Friday, May 22 crowds of people will join together at the Conway Expo Center to join the fight against addiction and drug and alcohol abuse.

Rehabilitation facility Renewal Ranch is a faith based organization for adult men 21 years of age or older and is located at 75 Lake Drive in Houston, Ark. The organization includes 15 different pastors and teachers from all over central Arkansas who teach these men about the damage of addiction.

Tickets are being sold for $20 at the North Branch of First Security Bank and the Central Baptist Church in Conway. Patron tables, which include six tickets, are for sale at $250.  There will be catfish and other foods being served.