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The Theba Thing: Women who like MMA

The Theba Thing: Women who like MMA

"The Theba Thing" is about stepping out of my comfort zone, meeting new people and trying the things that have been on my mind and heart.

I have watched Mixed Martial Arts for years now.  How did this happen?  Well, I was channel surfing one night and caught two men in this cage-like thing - called The Octagon - not just boxing; but kicking, wrestling and engaged in all of these other creative and amazing maneuvers.  I’m sure my interest to stop on this channel also had something to do with these incredibly-built, bare-chested men. I’m not going to lie.  
 


Nevertheless, I was amazed by the sport itself, because it’s so action packed. You couldn't count anyone out.  A guy could be taller or smaller; have major muscles or look like he’s never lifted a barbell. You just never knew who was going to win with a punch, a submission, a kick, or a leg-lock.

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.

Governor Beebe to speak at 2012 Business Expo

Governor Beebe to speak at 2012 Business Expo

The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the 2012 Business Expo. This 4-hour jam-packed marketplace features more than 75 businesses showcasing their latest products, services, and technologies. Gift cards drawings will be held every 30 minutes; food vendors will be setup to feature “A Taste of the Chamber.” The drawing for two grand prizes will be held at 11:30am. All winners must be present to win.

Crystal Johnson, BACC President/CEO said, “We are proud to partner with First Community Bank to provide the business community with an opportunity to showcase their business to potential customers. We are looking forward to a Keynote Address from Governor Mike Beebe. This is guaranteed to be an exciting event!”

The event will take place March 1, from 10:00am – 2:00pm on the campus of UACCB in Independence Hall. The Annual Awards Ceremony will begin 10:30am in the auditorium. The keynote speaker for the event is Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe.

Batesville recognized for Main Street program

Batesville recognized for Main Street program

LITTLE ROCK—People and projects in thirteen Arkansas communities were honored January 11 with Main Street Arkansas awards, Main Street Arkansas Director Cary Tyson announced today. Main Street Arkansas is a program area of the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage.

       The Main Street Arkansas awards are presented biannually to recognize outstanding achievements by individuals, organizations and communities in helping to revitalize their downtown areas. The Main Street Arkansas Advisory Board selects the winners. The awards were presented at the annual conference of the Arkansas Municipal League in Little Rock.

       Those receiving Main Street Arkansas Awards were:

Tom Brannon to host charity dinner

Tom Brannon to host charity dinner

10th Annual Arkansas Foodbank ‘Empty Bowls’ Charity Dinner Is April 5, 2012

What:     10th annual “Empty Bowls” dinner and charity auction

When:    6-9 p.m., April 5, 2012

Where:  4301 West 65th, Little Rock, Arkansas 72209

Why:       Raise money to help hungry people in Arkansas

The 10th annual “Empty Bowls” charity dinner and auction will be held 6-9 p.m. Thursday, April 5, at the Arkansas Foodbank in Little Rock, so the Foodbank is pulling out all the stops.