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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.


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.

Hot Spring County Museum to celebrate 33rd anniversary

MALVERN, Ark. (HSCM) - The Hot Spring County Museum, a Chamber member, will celebrate their 33rd Anniversary on September 11, 2014.  Please join us for refreshments and live entertainment by Cooper Road Bluegrass Band.

Our special display will be "Tea Pots and Tea Cups". Everyone is invited to bring your special "Tea Pot and Tea Cup" for display - bring a story along.   The tea pots and cups will be on display for the month of September.

The new HSC Museum cookbook: "Come to the Table: Celebrating the Flavors of Arkansas" is available for purchase.   The proceeds of the cookbook will be used for the repairs to The Boyle House and to make both cabins handicapped assessable.

The Boyle House is open Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday: hours 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

The Cabins are open at scheduled events in May, September and the Christmas Open House. 

(Source: Hot Spring County Museum)

List of shows scheduled for Donald W. Reynolds Planetarium

List of shows scheduled for Donald W. Reynolds Planetarium

September 11th, 18th, 25th              
“Saturn – Jewel of the Heavens”

The Cassini space craft has lifted the veil on this once mysterious giant of our solar system. Data has been collected, not only on the giant itself, but also on the many moons orbiting Saturn and the countless particles encircling the planet known to all as the rings of Saturn. This data will be studied for years to come. (36 min) 

October 9th and 23rd                         
“IBEX – Search for the Edge of the Solar System”

Prep Academy receives $490,552 grant renewal

Prep Academy receives $490,552 grant renewal

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. (HSU) – The Southwest Arkansas College Preparatory Academy (SWACPA) has received a $490,552 grant to fund the Prep Academy for 2014-2015. This is the fourth year that the College and Career Readiness Planning (CCRP) grant has been awarded to the academy.

The academy is designed to prepare high school students for college.  It targets eighth-grade students who want to attend college but score below the benchmarks required for unconditional admission to college. The scores are determined by the EXPLORE pre-ACT test.

Arkansas to survey bears in 2 zones

Arkansas to survey bears in 2 zones

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is planning to survey bears in two zones that cover much of southern Arkansas.

The survey will be in bear zones 3 and 4 that include all of Grant, Cleveland, Dallas, Nevada, Ouachita, Calhoun, Bradley, Drew, Ashley, Union, Columbia, Lafayette, Hempstead, Little River and Miller counties. The zones also include parts of Pulaski, Saline, Hot Spring, Clark, Pike, Howard, Sevier, Jefferson, Lincoln, Chicot and Desha counties.

Bear program coordinator Myron Means says the commission is asking the public to send any photographs and location information for bears in the past year in the zones to help determine the abundance and distribution of the bear population in that part of the state.

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Gay couples oppose delaying Arkansas lawsuit

Gay couples oppose delaying Arkansas lawsuit

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Lawyers for gay couples challenging Arkansas' ban on same-sex marriages say they don't want a delay in the case while U.S. Supreme Court considers taking up the matter.

Arkansas officials last week asked a federal judge and the state Supreme Court to suspend in-state challenges while a similar case is being taken to the nation's highest court.

Utah had its gay-marriage ban overturned at the local and appellate court levels and has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to take up the case.

The lawyers for Arkansas couples said Wednesday they oppose a delay. They say the Utah case is different than Arkansas' and that suspending the case would delay justice for their clients. They also said the U.S. Supreme Court hasn't said whether it will take up the Utah case.