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More protesting on Tuesday for disabled rights

More protesting on Tuesday for disabled rights


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - More demonstrations were held on Tuesday after protesters bombarded the Arkansas Health Care Association Headquarters.

On Monday, dozens gathered with a disability rights group refusing to give up the fight for their rights.

The group wants the ability to choose their support instead of being forced into nursing facilities and institutions.

Little Rock police were called to U.S. Representative Mike Ross' office on Tuesday afternoon and have made more arrests for disorderly conduct for people refusing to get out of the street.

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.

Help the Red Cross prepare for emergencies by donating blood

Help the Red Cross prepare for emergencies by donating blood

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (RedCross) — Disasters can strike at any time, and the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to help their communities prepare for emergencies by giving blood during National Preparedness Month.

The mission of the Red Cross is to help the public prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. During National Preparedness Month, the Red Cross reminds Americans to take simple steps to get ready for emergencies in their homes, workplaces and communities. One way to support this mission is to become a regular blood donor.

A stable blood supply is central to ensuring patient needs are met in emergencies. Blood can take up to three days to be tested, processed and made available for patients. It’s the blood already on the shelves that can help save lives when disaster strikes.

Arkansas State Fair brings parade and Ugly Dog Contest

Arkansas State Fair brings parade and Ugly Dog Contest


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Since it's the 75th Anniversary of the Arkansas State Fair this year, they're doing something special by bringing back the parade for the first time since 1983.

The fair kicks off on October 10 and lasts through the 19, and the parade will take place on Saturday morning.

The most exciting news about the fair is that registration is now officially open for the Ugly Dog Contest.

For more information, click here.


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.

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.