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Mother's Day gadgets for your special someone

Mother's Day gadgets for your special someone

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Believe it or not, Mother's Day is right around the corner, and for some, it will the first of many. That means new tips and gadgets.

Ginger Daril with Verizon stopped by THV11 This Morning to share some high tech ways to help moms take care of their little ones.

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Made from Scratch: Herbs and Spices

Made from Scratch: Herbs and Spices

On top of Petit Jean Mountain, at the Winthrop Rockefeller Institue, Robert Hall educates you on the wide variety of harbs and spices August 11 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Learn to appreciate their flavor and smell while finding out new ways to spice up your favorite recipes. Cut down on all the fat, salt, and sugar while increasing the variety of culinary emotions in your once-boring palette.

Made from Scratch: Home Canning

Made from Scratch: Home Canning

From Cucumbers to Pickels - Explore the wonders of canning on top of Petit Jean Mountain on July 21 at the Winthrop Rockefeller Institue. Robert Hall guides you to a more knowledgable existence in the world of preserving food. Take your home garden, put it in a jar, and preserve your organic triumphs.  

Arkansas Tech Spring Plant Sale

Arkansas Tech Spring Plant Sale

Ferns, geraniums, hanging baskets and azaleas will be among the items available for purchase at the 29th annual Arkansas Tech Department of Agriculture spring plant sale.

The sale will be open on Thursday, April 12, and Friday, April 13, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. The final day of the sale will be Monday, April 16, from 1-4 p.m.

All three days of the sale will be at the Tech Greenhouses on the north end of campus.

Due to construction on Reasoner Lane, there will only be one road to access the Tech Greenhouses during the spring 2012 plant sale.

Shoppers should turn from North Arkansas Ave. to West Harrell Drive (across the street from the Hampton Inn) and follow the signs directing them to the greenhouses.

"These are teaching greenhouses, so all plants are student grown," said Dr. Jim Collins, professor of horticulture at Arkansas Tech. "All proceeds will be used for more greenhouse plants and supplies."

Arkansas Tech Spring Plant Sale Begins April 12

Arkansas Tech Spring Plant Sale Begins April 12

Ferns, geraniums, hanging baskets and azaleas will be among the items available for purchase at the 29th annual Arkansas Tech Department of Agriculture spring plant sale.

The sale will be open on Thursday, April 12, and Friday, April 13, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. The final day of the sale will be Monday, April 16, from 1-4 p.m.

All three days of the sale will be at the Tech Greenhouses on the north end of campus.

Due to construction on Reasoner Lane, there will only be one road to access the Tech Greenhouses during the spring 2012 plant sale.

Shoppers should turn from North Arkansas Ave. to West Harrell Drive (across the street from the Hampton Inn) and follow the signs directing them to the greenhouses.

"These are teaching greenhouses, so all plants are student grown," said Dr. Jim Collins, professor of horticulture at Arkansas Tech. "All proceeds will be used for more greenhouse plants and supplies."

Mild winter means busy spring for pests

Mild winter means busy spring for pests

According to Punxsutawney Phil, there are six more weeks of winter, but for much of the country this has been one of the mildest winters on record.  With several bouts of 50 and 60-degree days, people are delighted and Mother Nature is becoming confused. Being able to take afternoon walks in winter is a welcome surprise, but an early influx of pesky insects much less so.

Many insects hibernate during the cold winter months, but as this winter has been anything but typical, they may be emerging from their hiding places much earlier than we expect,² noted Missy Henriksen, vice president of public affairs for the National Pest Management Association (NPMA). Several states have even reported tick sightings, which is especially worrisome as people head outdoors to enjoy the weather and are unprepared for tick encounters.

Stay warm, stay safe

Stay warm, stay safe

CenterPoint Energy issues important carbon monoxide safety tips

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Cold weather is here and CenterPoint Energy encourages all natural gas customers to follow important safety tips to keep them safe from carbon monoxide poisoning as they stay warm.

Any fuel-burning equipment or appliance including wood stoves, fireplaces, space heaters, barbecue grills, furnaces, water heaters, boilers and ranges, has the potential to produce carbon monoxide (CO). Carbon monoxide is a poisonous gas that is colorless, odorless, tasteless, and non-irritating.

When breathed, CO combines with the blood and prevents it from absorbing oxygen. Carbon monoxide can be produced by incomplete combustion, often the result of improperly adjusted or poorly-vented appliances. Annual check-ups of these appliances help ensure proper and safe operation of these types of appliances and equipment.