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‘THV in Your Town’ feature: Pine Bluff

‘THV in Your Town’ feature: Pine Bluff

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) - I spent the day visiting Pine Bluff, walking around and going to different visitor centers. Before I visited the area, I posted on Facebook that I was going to Pine Bluff (See original post: http://on.kthv.com/1jbwVrA). Based on some comments left by folks there, I half-expected to find a city in shambles, with decrepit buildings and sporting a mere shadow of a by-gone era. I was pleasantly surprised to find exactly the opposite.

THV in Your Town heads to Atkins Picklefest

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Our road trip around Arkansas continues this Friday night, as THV in Your Town heads to the Picklefest in Atkins.

The festival has been around for more than 2 decades, and is famous for fried pickles, pickle juice drinking and eating contests, music, arts and crafts and more.

We hope you'll come out and join us from 5-7 p.m. in Downtown Atkins this Friday night.

THV 11's Denise Middleton and Sarah Fortner will be live, so if you're in Pope County, stop by and say hi!

For more information, click here.

NOAA to survey possible Thurs. night storm damage

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – Representatives with NOAA will travel to an area north of Russellville to survey any possible damage from Thursday night's storms.

John Robinson with the National Weather Service said they will leave early afternoon Friday.

He said the signature on radar Thursday night was what is known as a "bookend vortex". This is a bowed-out line of thunderstorms with a curled up echo on the top that looks much like a scorpion's tail.

Robinson said tornadoes sometimes occur with a bookend vortex and typically last only a short time. He said if there is any tornado damage, the path is expected to be short.

He said on rare occasions, a bookend vortex can produce a tornado at the bottom of the bowed-out line of storms. When these occur, they rotate clockwise, rather than the counterclockwise rotation that is seen with more than 99 percent of all tornadoes.

‘Stamp Out Hunger’ This Saturday, May 10th

‘Stamp Out Hunger’ This Saturday, May 10th

This Saturday, May 10, 2014, the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) joins forces with the Arkansas Foodbank, United Way, the AARP Foundation and others to help Stamp Out Hunger in Little Rock and throughout Arkansas.  Letter carriers will fan out across the nation to pick up donated food on doorsteps and beside mailboxes as they deliver the mail.

The Stamp Out Hunger food drive, held annually on the second Saturday in May, has become the nation’s largest single-day food drive benefitting Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, and its network of food banks. Last year’s drive brought in 74 million pounds of food and provided assistance to the millions of Americans struggling to put food on the table.

Thirty-nine Ouachita students named to Who’s Who

Thirty-nine Ouachita students named to Who’s Who

Thirty-nine Ouachita Baptist University students have been selected for inclusion in the 2014 edition of Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.

The students were chosen for Who’s Who by OBU’s faculty, staff and 2014 senior class based on their academic achievement, service to the community, leadership in extracurricular activities and potential for continued success.

The following Ouachita students will be included in Who’s Who: http://www.obu.edu/news/2014/05/08/thirty-nine-ouachita-students-named-whos/

(If this story appeared on your THV11 community page, at least one student from your town can be found on this list.)

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Calling all aspiring fashion models!

Calling all aspiring fashion models!

Little Rock, Ark - Little Rock Fashion Week (LRFW) is holding its annual Model Search on May 24 & May 25 at 3 pm - 6 pm on each day at La Quinta Inn & Suites Downtown, located 617 S. Broadway St. Little Rock, AR 72201.

Males and females of all ages and sizes are welcome! Wear plain white t-shirt/tank top, denim pants, no make-up, and no accessories. Ladies bring heels.

Download application at LittleRockFashionWeek.com/models and bring it to the audition.

Arkansas Realtors gathers list of vacant rental properties for storm victims

Arkansas Realtors gathers list of vacant rental properties for storm victims

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Arkansas Realtors has gathered a list of vacant rental properties for storm victims.

The list has homes from all over the central Arkansas area. This list is intended serve as a resource for the displaced storm victims to search for a new home while they rebuild their lives. This website will be constantly updated as more lists of rental properties available are received.

Get list here: www.arkansasrealtors.com/rentalinfo

Arkansas Realtors is also asking any Arkansans that own vacant rental properties in the affected and surrounding areas to send their property information to rentalinfo@arkansasrealtors.com so they can continue to post available properties for storm victims.