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Park plans for possible flooding at Tyler Bend Campground

Park plans for possible flooding at Tyler Bend Campground

HARRISON, Ark. (Buffalo National River) -  Although most of the immediate damage and anticipated threats appear to be concentrated in the Newton County portion of Buffalo National River, the park is taking steps in view of a high probability of flooding at Tyler Bend Campground off Highway 65 in Searcy County.  Park Maintenance has removed electrical assets in the flood plain at Tyler Bend.  

Until the threat passes, the pavilion restroom and group site restrooms will be closed.  Also closed are the group sites and walk-in campsites.  The “peanut loop” on higher ground will remain open with functioning restrooms and water.  If river levels rise above the 33 foot level at the Highway 65 bridge further closures may be necessary. These closures will include the remaining restrooms and campsites in the TB campground.

For current information and status of closures please call the Tyler Bend Visitor Center at 870/439-2502.  

Shakespeare performance to return to Winthrop Rockefeller Institute

Shakespeare performance to return to Winthrop Rockefeller Institute

PETIT JEAN MOUNTAIN, Ark. — This summer, all of the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute’s front lawn will be a stage.

On Saturday, June 20, the Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre will enact an outdoor performance of As You Like It at the Institute. The performance, which will be free and open to the public, will include the full plot of As You Like It abridged into a family-friendly version. While outdoor chairs will be set up at the Institute for the upcoming event, onlookers will also be able to utilize blanket space on the lawn depending on their preferences. The River Rock Grill will provide food for purchase.

“The 2014 performance of A Comedy of Errors was a big success,” said Dr. Marta Loyd, executive director of the Institute. “We are proud to offer such an exceptional experience to the residents of Petit Jean Mountain, Morrilton and the rest of the Arkansas River valley.”

Russellville event schedule

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - The City of Russellville is providing year- around activities for the whole family to enjoy. Don't miss what is going on in your town. 

Their 2015 activity lineup includes:

June

13 Wounded Warrior Fishing Tournament

14 Super Teams Fishing Tournament

19-21 ASA State Tournament (Youth SB) 

26 Sunset Cinema 2

26-28 Arkansas Big Bass Bonanza Fishing Tour

July

3-5 USSSA State Tournament (Youth SB) 

10 Sunset Cinema 3

17-19 Nationals- Scott Bates

18 Metro Area Bass Club Benefit

24 Sunset Cinema 4

August

1 Bull Jam 2015

8 Elvis Concert

13-15 Rayovac FLW Series

13-15 Bargains Galore on Hwy 64

26-30 Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall

September

12 NOV Fishing Tournament

19 CCFA Fishing Tournament

18-19 Outdoor Duck Daze (B&G Club)

Geocaching for Memorial Day weekend

Geocaching for Memorial Day weekend

ROGERS, Ark. (KTHV) - One holiday is helping Arkansans explore new areas within the Hobbs State Park in Rogers. 

As part of celebrating Memorial Day, the Hobbs State Park is hosting a geocaching event to help get people out and enjoy the wilderness. The event will be held on Saturday, May 23. 

Those who wish to be a part of the activity are asked to register between 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. at the Hobbs State Park visitor center. It is $10 a group. Everyone will have until 3:30 p.m. to find as many caches as they can and return them to the visitor center. 

Championship boat races on Lake Ludwig

Championship boat races on Lake Ludwig

CLARKSVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - The National Boat Racing Society is hosting the North/South Shootout Championship at Lake Ludwig in Clarksville on Saturday and Sunday. 

The championship boat races will feature the competition "stock and modified outboard hydroplane and runabout racing." There will be test racing Friday, May 15 from noon until 5 p.m. Racing will take place on Saturday, May 16 at 9 a.m. and will last until 5 p.m., and then again on Sunday from noon until 5 p.m.

A portion of the winnings will be donated to a local charity, M.A.C. Industries. Admission is free to the public. There will be vendors set up with food and drinks, and personal lawn chairs are encouraged. 

For more information, visit www.racenbra.net or you can contact the Clarksville-Johnson County Chamber of Commerce at (479) 754-2340. Racers and NBRA members should call Jeff Ruth at (479) 927-2847.

Renewal Ranch "Rally for Recovery"

Renewal Ranch "Rally for Recovery"

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) - A Conway non-profit organization, Renewal Ranch, is hosting a 'Rally for Recovery' event inviting the community to stand against what addiction can do to our society and families. 

On Friday, May 22 crowds of people will join together at the Conway Expo Center to join the fight against addiction and drug and alcohol abuse.

Rehabilitation facility Renewal Ranch is a faith based organization for adult men 21 years of age or older and is located at 75 Lake Drive in Houston, Ark. The organization includes 15 different pastors and teachers from all over central Arkansas who teach these men about the damage of addiction.

Tickets are being sold for $20 at the North Branch of First Security Bank and the Central Baptist Church in Conway. Patron tables, which include six tickets, are for sale at $250.  There will be catfish and other foods being served.  

Renewal Ranch "Rally for Recovery"

Renewal Ranch "Rally for Recovery"

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) - A Conway non-profit organization, Renewal Ranch, is hosting a 'Rally for Recovery' event inviting the community to stand against what addiction can do to our society and families. 

On Friday, May 22 crowds of people will join together at the Conway Expo Center to join the fight against addiction and drug and alcohol abuse.

Rehabilitation facility Renewal Ranch is a faith based organization for adult men 21 years of age or older and is located at 75 Lake Drive in Houston, Ark. The organization includes 15 different pastors and teachers from all over central Arkansas who teach these men about the damage of addiction.

Tickets are being sold for $20 at the North Branch of First Security Bank and the Central Baptist Church in Conway. Patron tables, which include six tickets, are for sale at $250.  There will be catfish and other foods being served.