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More protesting on Tuesday for disabled rights

More protesting on Tuesday for disabled rights


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - More demonstrations were held on Tuesday after protesters bombarded the Arkansas Health Care Association Headquarters.

On Monday, dozens gathered with a disability rights group refusing to give up the fight for their rights.

The group wants the ability to choose their support instead of being forced into nursing facilities and institutions.

Little Rock police were called to U.S. Representative Mike Ross' office on Tuesday afternoon and have made more arrests for disorderly conduct for people refusing to get out of the street.

Arkansas State Fair brings parade and Ugly Dog Contest

Arkansas State Fair brings parade and Ugly Dog Contest


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Since it's the 75th Anniversary of the Arkansas State Fair this year, they're doing something special by bringing back the parade for the first time since 1983.

The fair kicks off on October 10 and lasts through the 19, and the parade will take place on Saturday morning.

The most exciting news about the fair is that registration is now officially open for the Ugly Dog Contest.

For more information, click here.


THV 11 in My Town visit: Russellville

THV 11 in My Town visit: Russellville

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) – My most recent THV11 in My Town visit brought me to the lovely city of Russellville.

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

My first stop on this visit was at the Chamber of Commerce with executive vice president Stephanie Beerman and Amanda Johnson, A&P marketing assistant for the Arkansas River Valley Tri-Peak Regions.

While a COC is always centered on business and providing its members with multiple networking opportunities, Stephanie also had an extended list of new events coming up in the Russellville area that the city’s residents can enjoy.

2014 Water Carnival Coloring Contest is one week away

2014 Water Carnival Coloring Contest is one week away

BATESVILLE, Ark. (BCOC) - Local elementary schools will participate in the 2014 White River Water Carnival Coloring Contest.  Each elementary school student will receive a coloring sheet to take home and color.  We are asking our local businesses to be display locations and exchange colored sheets for tokens.  On Saturday, September 13th, the tokens can be redeemed for a FREE carnival ride during the White River Water Carnival.  If you would like for your business to be a display location, please contact Allison Phelps at (870) 793-2378 or Allison.phelps@mybatesville.org for details.  Display locations will be printed on the coloring sheets on Thursday, August 21st. 

(Source: Batesville Chamber of Commerce)

Take a look at the Arkansas State Fair handbooks

Take a look at the Arkansas State Fair handbooks

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The 75th annual Arkansas State Fair is coming up soon! As a matter of fact, it runs from October 10 to 19. 

Race for the Cure scheduled for October

Race for the Cure scheduled for October

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Women united in the city on Tuesday as the Arkansas chapter of the Susan G. Komen Foundation made their big "Race for the Cure" announcement.

The theme for this year's race is "Move. Be Moved".

A breast cancer survivor spoke at the event today, describing her fight and what the race means to her.

"My wonderful husband Barry Marshall and my beautiful daughter Mattie Underwood were right by my side during the process giving constant, love, care, support and it's this same love that you cannot help but to experience on the race day," said survivor Celese Marshall.

The race is set for Saturday, October 4th. Their goal is set at $1.6 million for breast cancer research, education, screenings and treatments.

The Arkansas Race for the Cure is one of the largest Komen events across the country.

White County Business EXPO set for July 29

White County Business EXPO set for July 29

On Tuesday, July 29, the Searcy Regional Chamber of Commerce will host the annual White County Business EXPO on the Harding University Campus in the Ganus Center located just off of East Beebe Capps in Searcy.  

The event will open to the public from Noon until 4:00 p.m. and admission is FREE.  It’s a great opportunity for attendees to find out about the products and services in our area, sample many of the local restaurants fare, win one of our fabulous door prizes and meet local business owners, state officials and candidates.  The Grand Prize Drawing will be held at 3:00 p.m.

Contact the Searcy Regional Chamber of Commerce at 501-268-2458 or visit their website at www.searcychamber.com for more information.