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'Boots and Benefactors Barbecue'

'Boots and Benefactors Barbecue'

The Equestrian Zone is a non profit organization that provide hippotherapy for children with special needs in Russellville.  We currently have 65 children in our program. Our Mission is to enrich the lives of persons with special needs/disabilities and foster functional independence with increased self-confidence and improved skills of daily living through the use of safe and enjoyable therapeutic, equine-assisted activities.
  
The Equestrian Zone's 4th Annual Boots & Benefactors BBQ is on May5th at the Pope County Fairgrounds from 4pm - 7pm.  This is our biggest fundraiser of the year.  There will be a chuckwagon dinner, door prizes, rider demostrations, pony rides and entertainment by the The Mountain Boomers.  Tickets are $35 per person and children under 15 years old are free.  Tickets can be purchased at www.equestrianzone.org.

Joey's prints for sale

Joey's prints for sale

One of the brightest moments of my professional life at Today's THV was when Joey The Garden Cat found his way into the Weather Garden.  It didn't take long to recognize he was a show stealer with his adorable antics, photogenic features and commanding attitude. 

The introduction of Facebook helped launch his popularity…not only in Arkansas but all over the world.  And then when Animal Planet featured him in a segment of "Must Love Cats" -- well, Joey's appeal became electric and his fans demanded more.

So, as his primary caretaker I took on the role of Momma/Agent and what a treat it is to hear from and interact with his fans.

Congressional campaign manager’s cat killed, ‘liberal’ painted on it

Congressional campaign manager’s cat killed, ‘liberal’ painted on it

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The campaign manager for a congressional hopeful in northwest Arkansas says he found his family's cat slaughtered and the word "liberal" painted on its corpse.         

Jacob Burris, who manages Democrat Ken Aden's campaign, said Monday that he found the cat on the porch of his Russellville home on Sunday morning. A spokesman with the Russellville Police Department confirmed that Burris had filed a report, but said the department did not have any suspects.         

Burris said that he had not received any threats leading up to Sunday's incident. He has worked for Aden's campaign since the fall.         

Aden, the former director of a West Memphis nonprofit, is the only Democrat running for the 3rd congressional seat held by freshman Republican Rep.

Furry stocking stuffers

Furry stocking stuffers

Furry Stocking Stuffers

 

Planning to add a pet to your family this holiday season?  Puppies and kittens do make wonderful presents, but there are a few things you should consider before taking this step:

 

  1. Will this be a welcome gift?  You may think your loved one will be overjoyed with a new pet, but please be sure this is the case.  Having a pet is a long-term commitment that should not be taken lightly. 
  2. Is this the right choice of pet or breed?  Research characteristics of your chosen pet before you purchase or adopt.  Make sure the pet will fit your lifestyle and planned activities.  For example, a basset hound may not make an ideal jogging partner!
  3. Are you prepared?  As I mentioned, a pet is a long-term responsibility.  In addition to love, a commitment of both time and finances is required.  Are you ready for potty training?  Monthly puppy/kitten vaccin