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160-mile-long yard sale slated for next month

160-mile-long yard sale slated for next month


FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) - A yard sale stretching 160 miles along U.S. 64 in Arkansas is planned for next month.

Bargains Galore on 64 will Aug. 7-9 and stretch from Fort Smith to Beebe. It'll be open to both shoppers and vendors.

Event coordinator Linda Hiles tells the Southwest Times Record (http://bit.ly/1jOYjlW) that the long yard sale is a good opportunity for civic or religious organizations to make a little extra money.

Cities participating in the sale waive garage or yard sale permits for those three days, but food vendors must comply with Arkansas health regulations.

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Information from: Southwest Times Record, http://www.swtimes.com/

Arkansas Tech trustees agree to $1.15M land sale


RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas Tech University board of trustees has agreed to sell a parcel of land near Interstate 40 in Russellville to Narayan Hotels LLC for $1.15 million.

The board agreed to the sale Thursday.

ATU purchased the property in 2006 for $1.5 million and operated a student housing facility that the university says returned an operating profit of nearly $879,000.

The housing facility was closed in 2011 and later demolished.

The sale is expected to close Dec. 1.

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FLW College Fishing Southern Conference event set for Lake Dardanelle

FLW College Fishing Southern Conference event set for Lake Dardanelle

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (FLWCF) – FLW College Fishing is headed to Lake Dardanelle July 26 for the final regular-season stop in the Southern Conference. Up to 50 college teams will be competing for a top award of $2,000 and a berth in the Southern Conference Invitational tournament.

“We’ve had quite a bit of rain lately so there will definitely be a shallow and a deep bite,” said 3M ScotchBlue Tape pro Ray Scheide of Dover, Ark., a six-time Forrest Wood Cup qualifier. “The lake is fishing as good or better than it ever has and it is really in good shape.”

Scheide said that college anglers would be able to find fish shallow around milfoil as well as around the lake’s offshore ledges.

LRFW 6 announced to the world!

LRFW 6 announced to the world!

LITTLE ROCK,  Ark.   - Little Rock Fashion Week (LRFW) 2014 will present its unique brand of fashion production to world from July 14th through July 19th. Founder and executive producer Brandon D. Campbell has quenched Arkansas’ yearning for fashion ever since 2009 with the first ever LRFW. The third week of every July is set aside by the state to showcase high fashion, designers, models, make-up and hair artistry and promote the state’s booming fashion scene. 

 

LRFW & LR Zoo to host For Kids by Kids show

LRFW & LR Zoo to host For Kids by Kids show

LITTLE ROCK, ARK. (July 2, 2014) – The Little Rock Zoo is excited to announce that it will host the For Kids by Kids (FKBK) fashion show during the upcoming Little Rock Fashion Week on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. in Café Africa.  

Created by LRFW founder Brandon D. Campbell, FKBK will showcase some of the hottest kid’s fashions from Belk, The Toggery and artistic fashion by kids from the Hillary Clinton Children’s Library for the upcoming season.  The third annual FKBK is appropriate for kids and adults, alike. The event benefits both the Zoo and LRFW’s new scholarship not-for-profit Oneofakind Fashionment Foundation (O.F.F.). In addition to the fashion showcase, guest will be able to enjoy live entertainment and food.

Arkansas Tech plans welcome for new president


RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (AP) - A formal welcoming ceremony is planned for new Arkansas Tech University President Robin Bowen.

The ceremony and a reception are planned at Baswell Techionery on the ATU campus on July 17 starting at 5 p.m.

Bowen was selected ATU's 12th president on April 22 and officially took office on July 1. She succeeds Robert Brown, who retired June 30 after 21 years as president of the university in Russellville.

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Campbell and LRFW 2014 models visit Pinnacle Pointe Hospital

Campbell and LRFW 2014 models visit Pinnacle Pointe Hospital

Little Rock, Ark. - On July 2nd, Little Rock Fashion Week founder and executive producer Brandon D. Campbell and several models participating in LRFW 2014 events July 14-19 visited youth at Pinnacle Pointe Hospital. Campbell shared his story about growing up in Little Rock, during the height of the city's gang violence, and how he decided to make a difference in the world by being successful. Models shared their inspiration and helped give out prizes to the kids. The sixth annual LRFW is July 14-19 at various locations in Little Rock. Tickets can be purchased at www.littlerockfashionweek.com.