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Arkansas Strong - How to Help

Arkansas Strong - How to Help

Following the deadly and devastating tornado that ripped through central Arkansas Sunday night, the following churches/businesses are accepting donations and recruiting volunteers to help victims:

DONATE to the Arkansas Dream Center Relief Fund: http://www.ardreamcenter.tv/give/

DONATE to the Arkansas Strong - Disaster Relief Fund through the local chapter of the American Red Cross: http://on.kthv.com/1iDi6m5

DONATE to the KSSN 96 Storm Aid Fundraiser:http://www.kssn.com/pages/stormaid.html

How to help in Center Hill, Ferndale, Saltillo, Black Oak

How to help in Center Hill, Ferndale, Saltillo, Black Oak

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – Many THV11 Facebook viewers have asked how they can help in the recovery process in areas such as Black Oak Ranch, Saltillo, Center Hill, and Ferndale. The details are listed below:

Black Oak Ranch & Saltillo

To assist in these areas, visit the Liberty Fire Department on Highway 64 in Conway. Representatives at this location will direct volunteers. For information on what's needed, call (501) 328-9900.

Center Hill

To help in Center Hill, visit the Center Hill Fire Department on Highway 36 in Searcy. Representatives will direct volunteers from there.

Arkansas Foodbank's Empty Bowls event

Arkansas Foodbank's Empty Bowls event

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – The 12th annual Empty Bowls event was held Thursday in Little Rock.

It's the Arkansas Foodbank's largest running and most consistently successful fundraiser. Our very own Tom Brannon emceed the event, where Arkansas artists create works of art for the auction.

Along with great art, there was also a food court of sorts featuring some of Little Rock's top-rated restaurants.

The Foodbank is celebrating 30 years of feeding the hungry this year.


‘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.


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.

Drive by Press to Visit Arkansas Tech March 3-4

Drive by Press to Visit Arkansas Tech March 3-4

The Norman Hall Art Gallery at Arkansas Tech University will host printmaking artists Drive by Press for a two-day event on March 3-4.

Founded in 2005, Drive by Press describes itself on its web site as a “group of artists who happen to own a print shop and believe that the process is just as important as the result.”

The organization has studios in New York City and Austin, Texas. Drive by Press is currently engaged in a nationwide educational and promotional tour.

Drive by Press will offer an opening reception and gallery talk at Norman Hall Art Gallery from 2:30-3:30 p.m. on Monday, March 3.

On Tuesday, March 4, Drive by Press will participate in a printing exhibition at Baswell Techionery (outside of the building weather permitting) from noon-4 p.m.

Woodblock hand printed T-shirts will be available for purchase. Prices are $20 to purchase a shirt and $10 if the customer supplies his or her own shirt.

Blood donation events in Pope County for Feb.

Blood donation events in Pope County for Feb.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Feb. 3, 2014) — Like a hospital emergency room, the American Red Cross must be prepared to provide blood for patients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year. It’s the blood already on the shelves and readily available that can be lifesaving for people like Chris Salinas.

Chris was a horse trainer who was seriously injured in an accident when a horse pinned him to the pavement. He and his family said they credit the multiple blood transfusions he received with helping him recover.

Type O negative blood is especially needed right now. O negative is the universal blood type and can potentially be transfused to patients with any type. To make an appointment to donate blood and help ensure the shelves are stocked for patients in need, please visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities:

Registration for adult summer softball league starting up soon

Registration for adult summer softball league starting up soon

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - The Russellville Recreation and Parks Department will hold an organizational meeting for Adult Summer Softball on March 3, 2014. 

The meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. in the Hughes Community Center.  Anyone interested in entering a team in the summer softball league will need to have a representative present at this meeting. 

Registration will begin on Tuesday, March 4 and end on Friday, March 14 at 5 p.m. 

If you are unable to attend, the necessary forms are available in the Russellville Recreation and Parks Department office or online at www.russellvillearkansas.org. For information, contact the Hughes Center at 479-968-1272.