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Rally for Relay set for Sept. 11

Rally for Relay set for Sept. 11

The word “new” will be used often during Rally for Relay on Thursday, Sept. 11, at 5:30 p.m. in the Russellville Chamber of Commerce meeting.

At that time, a number of changes will be announced for the local 2015 Relay for Life event, said Leigh Ann Veach, co-chair of the 2015 event.

Relay for Life is the signature fundraising event for the American Cancer Society and Rally for Relay is a time for anyone in the community who wants more information about Relay for Life, anyone who is looking for a way to get involved in the event, and all those team captains and team members that have participated in the local event in the past to learn details about next spring’s event.

“During the 2014 Relay I heard suggestions from lots of team captains about changes they would like to see with our Relay,” Veach said. The changes that will be announced Sept. 11 are a direct result of some of those suggestions.

Arkansas Foodbank wants you to wear orange Thursday for ‘Hunger Action Day’

Arkansas Foodbank wants you to wear orange Thursday  for ‘Hunger Action Day’

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (ARFoodbank) - September is Hunger Action Month (HAM) and the Arkansas Foodbank is asking the public to wear orange in support for hunger awareness in the state of Arkansas.  Unfortunately, Arkansas is one of the states at the forefront when taking a look at hunger in America. Arkansas ranks first in senior hunger, first in severe hunger, seventh in child hunger and second overall in the entire nation for food insecurity.

On Thursday, September 4th the Main Street, Junction and Clinton bridges will be lit orange at dusk in support for Hunger Action Day.

THV 11 in My Town visit: Russellville

THV 11 in My Town visit: Russellville

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) – My most recent THV11 in My Town visit brought me to the lovely city of Russellville.

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

My first stop on this visit was at the Chamber of Commerce with executive vice president Stephanie Beerman and Amanda Johnson, A&P marketing assistant for the Arkansas River Valley Tri-Peak Regions.

While a COC is always centered on business and providing its members with multiple networking opportunities, Stephanie also had an extended list of new events coming up in the Russellville area that the city’s residents can enjoy.

Arkansas Tech Freshmen move in Saturday

Arkansas Tech Freshmen move in Saturday

The life-changing experience of a college education begins this weekend for Arkansas Tech University freshmen.

The Arkansas Tech Office of Residence Life will host move-in day on Saturday, Aug. 23, for the members of the freshman class who will live in campus housing. 

The first wave of freshmen will begin moving in at 7 a.m. Saturday, followed by the remainder of the on-campus freshmen at 8:30 a.m. Saturday.

After a series of activities designed to introduce on-campus freshmen to their residence halls, their campus and each other this weekend, their off-campus counterparts will join them on Monday, Aug. 25, and formal freshman orientation will begin.

Classes for the fall 2014 semester will begin on Wednesday, Aug. 27.  

Zombies coming to Hector

Zombies coming to Hector

HECTOR, Ark. (CASA) – CASA of the 5th Judicial District will host its second annual 5k obstacle course Saturday September 13th at 9 a.m. in Hector. The event will feature live music, food and some motivation to run….. zombies! There will be obstacles throughout the course sponsored by Lee’s Trash, Dardanelle Tire, CSI, Appleton Salvage, and more.

“It is a day with a little something for everyone with the added benefit of helping kids in foster care. If you are not a runner you can sign up as a zombie and try to take the runners “life flags” all while enjoying great food and music from Some Guy Named Robb and entertainment from Michael Doc Davis and Sharpe Dunaway,” said Genney Baker, CASA Director

Participants ages 14 and up can sign up online at www.arkansaszombiechallenge.com       

Take a look at the Arkansas State Fair handbooks

Take a look at the Arkansas State Fair handbooks

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The 75th annual Arkansas State Fair is coming up soon! As a matter of fact, it runs from October 10 to 19.