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THV11 in Your Town feature: Batesville

THV11 in Your Town feature: Batesville

BATESVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) – I’m not going to lie. I think I chose Batesville for this trip just because I wanted to visit my old home again and see how much it has changed since I graduated from Lyon.

I could immediately see several changes as I drove in from Highway 167. Southside seems to have blossomed quickly into a busy area; Colton’s has moved to the old Bonanza site, my beloved Quizno’s/”secret” study place has shut down, and a Walgreen’s now sits where the old gas station and Baskin Robbins once stood. Things were even changing on campus and in the downtown area.


The biggest change at Lyon so far is the new Edwards Commons building. The original building was destroyed by fire in 2010, but a new 44,000 square-foot building has risen in its place, housing a campus store, mailboxes, a dining area and bistro, and the student life center.

Movies On The River 2014 in downtown Camden

Movies On The River 2014 in downtown Camden

CAMDEN, Ark. (Camden) - Grab your family and lawn chairs or stadium seats and come down to the Camden Riverwalk Amphitheater. Watch Hollywood blockbuster movies under  the stars and against the backdrop of the majestic Ouachita River, on the giant BIG SCREEN complete with massive Theater Style Sound every Friday Night, June and July, this summer. 

“The previous 4 years of the “Movies on the River” event were such phenomenal successes that we couldn’t wait to bring it back to the residents of Camden and the surrounding communities again this Summer” said City of Camden Mayor, Chris Claybaker. “This makes for the perfect family outing and great summer fun at the Camden Riverfront and Riverwalk Amphitheater” 

Zendaya to Open 2014 Concert Series at Magic Springs

Disney star and recording artist, Zendaya, will perform at Magic Springs Water and Theme Park on Saturday, May 31. The show begins at 8 p.m. at the Timberwood Amphitheater.

Her debut album, “Zendaya” and the lead single “Replay” reached the Top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 18 in New Zealand.  “Replay” has been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

Zendaya starred in the Disney series, “Shake it Up” and the movie “Frenemies.” She has charted hits including "Watch Me," a duet with her co-star Bella Thorne that charted on Billboard's Hot 100.

Most recently, Disney announced that she will star and co-produce in a new series set for the fall, Super Awesome Katy.” Zendaya will also star in the Disney Channel Original Movie, “Zapped” which premieres this summer.

Extras needed for film shoot in Little Rock

Extras needed for film shoot in Little Rock

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Extras are needed for a film shoot in LR on Saturday, January 25th, beginning at 10am. This will be for the movie teaser trailer for the Romantic Comedy WITH YOU, and we are in need of as many people as possible. This will be a non-paying role. Information is below:

WHERE: Junction Bridge over Arkansas River on the LR side (the one behind the Rivermarket- the old railroad bridge)

WHEN: Saturday, January 25th beginning at 10am (expected to be completed by noon, at the latest)

WHAT: Teaser Trailer/Promotional Video for Feature Film WITH YOU. Extras will be walking as pedestrians on the bridge, primarily as couples. ALL REAL LIFE COUPLES ARE WELCOME. Those individuals coming out will be paired up with a partner to walk with on the bridge.

The Arkansas Agriculture Department recognizes century farms across the state

The Arkansas Agriculture Department recognizes century farms across the state

LITTLE ROCK (AAD) – The Arkansas Agriculture Department announced today that 102 Arkansas farms will be designated as Arkansas Century Farms in 2013. Arkansas Century Farm signs and certificates will be presented to owners of the farms at five locations around the state the week of November 18-22.

The Arkansas Century Farm program is a program that recognizes Arkansas’s rich agricultural heritage and honors families who have owned and farmed the same land for at least 100 years. The program is voluntary, places no restrictions on the land, and does not require a fee.

To qualify, farms have to meet the following criteria:

  • The same family must have owned the farm for 100 years by December 31, 2013.
  • The farm must be at least 10 acres of the original land acquisition and make a financial contribution to the overall farm income.

The following Arkansas farms will be awarded a sign and certificate at the following locations:

Haunt Springs Trick-or-Treat coming soooooooon!

Haunt Springs Trick-or-Treat coming soooooooon!

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) – You’re invited to the sixth annual Haunt Springs Trick-or-Treat!

Elan Kesilman, a spokesperson for the Downtown Hot Springs event, said this free evening falls on Wed., Oct. 30 from 4 to 7 and is offered as a safe alternative to knocking on doors on Halloween night. Traffic will be directed and crossing guards will be available to get your family from destination to destination safely.

A costume contest will held at the Arlington. Preliminary rounds are at 4:30 and 5:30 (children only have to go to one), and finalists will appear at 6:30. Kesilman said the grand prize is a Wii, but every participant will receive an award.

In addition, Hot Springs store owners will give out candy, face painting will be available, and spooky decorations will be scattered throughout.

NLRSD's Crestwood Elementary receives Thea's Art Closet grant

NLRSD's Crestwood Elementary receives Thea's Art Closet grant

The Thea Foundation is happy to announce that Crestwood Elementary School of the North Little Rock School District recently received art supplies through a donation from the Crestwood Elementary PTA and a matching grant from Thea’s Art Closet, for a total of $1,500 in art supplies for Crestwood.  Thea staff members delivered the supplies to Crestwood art teacher Jenny Delgado on Tuesday, March 26.   

Crestwood received supplies from a customized list created by Delgado, varying from essential items such as drawing paper, acrylic paints and colored pencils to more sophisticated items such as modeling clay, India ink and Alphacolor pastels.  The collection of art supplies donated is curated to suit the grades represented by the school, and is predicted to last, at minimum, an entire school year.

Thea’s Art Closet