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Little Rock Marathon prices go up Oct. 31

Little Rock Marathon prices go up Oct. 31

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – The cost to enter the Little Rock Marathon will soon be a little bit more expensive.

A spokesperson for the marathon said online fees will be at Marathon - $90, Half Marathon - $65, 10K - $30, 5K Fun Run - $25, and Little Rockers - $20 through midnight on Oct. 31. After that, prices will go up.

From Nov. 1 to Dec. 31, fees will be Marathon - $95, Half Marathon - $70, 10K - $35, 5K Fun Run - $25, and Little Rockers - $20 . And, from Jan. 1 to Feb. 21, fees will be Marathon - $100, Half Marathon - $75, 10K - $40, 5K Fun Run - $30, and Little Rockers - $25.

Other deadlines for the marathon include Dec. 31 being the last day to get personalized race number (this is for marathon and half-marathon only) and Jan. 15 being the last day for corral seeding (Find out what that is:  http://on.kthv.com/1f4sejA).

Cabot Thanksgiving Feast needs donations

Cabot Thanksgiving Feast needs donations

CABOT, Ark. (City of Cabot) - With the economy in a down turn, many people are not able to afford a Thanksgiving meal. The Cabot community wants everyone to be able to have a meal and come together as a family at the Fourth Annual Cabot Community Thanksgiving Feast. The organizers of the Fourth Annual Cabot Community Thanksgiving Feast are asking the Cabot community to come together to provide a Thanksgiving dinner for those that would not have a Thanksgiving meal. The organizers want people to realize that they don’t have to be alone and they don’t have to spend Thanksgiving without a meal or a place to go. The goals for the feast are to show the love of Christ, provide a relaxing, home-like atmosphere and a first-class Thanksgiving meal (Matthew 25:34-40).

Arkansas Tech to welcome its campus ambassador back home

Arkansas Tech to welcome its campus ambassador back home

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (Arkansas Tech)--Arkansas Tech University will host a ceremony to welcome home its campus ambassador, Jerry the Bulldog, on Saturday, Oct. 26.

The ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. on Centennial Plaza, which is located outside Thone Stadium at Buerkle Field.

Jerry was adopted as campus ambassador by a unanimous vote of the Arkansas Tech Student Government Association on Wednesday, Oct. 23. The campus ambassador designation restores an Arkansas Tech tradition that had been lost since the passing of the original Jerry in 1937.

The re-introduction of Jerry does not affect the nicknames for the Arkansas Tech athletics teams, which will continue to be known as the Wonder Boys and the Golden Suns.

Arkansas Tech Students, Faculty Build Stormwater Treatment Wetland

Arkansas Tech Students, Faculty Build Stormwater Treatment Wetland

Few causes are more important to the average college student than the freedom of a summer day.

But Arkansas Tech University student Kevin Schanke was more than happy to invest a day of his summer in a project that he hopes will benefit the world around him.

Schanke is part of a group of students and faculty from Arkansas Tech that is giving Mother Nature a helping hand by planting and monitoring a stormwater treatment wetland in Logan County.

Funded by a $26,132 grant from Tyson Foods Inc. River Valley Animal Foods, the Arkansas Tech faculty and students planted a variety of emergent and submerged native plants in a man-made wetland adjacent to the River Valley Animal Foods plant in Scranton on June 27.

Arkansas River Cleanup Day at Lake Dardanelle

Arkansas River Cleanup Day at Lake Dardanelle

Lake Dardanelle State Park invites you to participate in the Arkansas River Cleanup in conjunction with American Rivers’ National River Cleanup. National River Cleanup started in 1991 by American Outdoors, a national association of outfitters and guides, and American Rivers, a North American conservation organization, as a way to assist local communities to keep their rivers, watersheds and shorelines clean.

Public Meeting Invitation

Public Meeting Invitation

The City of Russellville invites its citizens and other interested persons to a public meeting at the Hughes Community Center, 1000 East Parkway, Russellville, Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 5:30pm. 

The purpose of the meeting is to identify potential outdoor park and recreation needs and priorities for 2014.  Following the identification process, city officials will select those priorities to be submitted to the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism for a matching grant application. 

Ethnic minorities, persons with special needs, elderly persons over 55, and special interest groups are encouraged to attend and participate.  For those unable to attend the meeting you may phone 479-968-1272.  Written comments may be submitted to Russellville Recreation and Parks Department, 1000 East Parkway, Russellville, Arkansas 72801.

'Greeks Give Back' at Tech

'Greeks Give Back' at Tech

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. -- Some of them were gathered around tables or sat on the floor, filling bags and cardboard boxes with food.

Others were carrying armload after armload of food from their cars into Tucker Coliseum. Still more were organizing the 22,000 donated food items so that they could be delivered to the correct elementary school.

Regardless of which Greek organization they are from, students from Arkansas Tech University fraternities and sororities had a common mission on Tuesday evening --- fighting hunger among the youth of Russellville.

When the “Greeks Give Back” collection event was finished, Arkansas Tech students had accumulated more than $16,000 in food items such as toaster pastries, snack crackers, pudding, fruit cups, cereal, fresh fruit, cheese and breadstick snacks and microwaveable macaroni and cheese.