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IPDRA working to finish rebuilding what the storm left behind

IPDRA working to finish rebuilding what the storm left behind

MAYFLOWER, Ark. (KTHV) – The central Arkansas community still needs the help of lending hands following April’s deadly tornado. One organization is working in coordination with the Vilonia Disaster Recovery Alliance and the Faulkner County Long-Term Recovery Board to get volunteers out to these devastated areas of the state in an effort to help finish rebuilding what the storm left behind.

Inter-Faith and Partners Disaster Recovery Alliance (IPDRA) is made up of several faith-based and voluntary organizations that are working together to secure volunteers, material resources, and funding to meet the needs of others living in Faulkner County and beyond.

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My Town Hero: Planting seeds to grow a better community

My Town Hero: Planting seeds to grow a better community

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Along the 12th Street corridor in Little Rock, seeds of change are being planted as neighbors work to revitalize their community.

"It creates a kind of community bond when people are able to work together, work the land together," said Tauheed Salaam with the Central Little Rock Promise Neighborhood.

Salaam started this community garden almost a year ago, teaming up with non-profit groups to open this Young Adult Opportunity Center. Both have been breathing new life into the community ever since.

Update: Hot Springs missionaries delay West Africa trip


HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) - The First Baptist Church in Hot Springs has decided to delay its mission trip to West Africa.

At first, the church had decided that despite the current Ebola outbreak fears, they were going to continue with their trip. Two people, Pastor Michael Pounders and Dr. Jack Porter, would have been traveling with Nashville's Baptist Church to Senegal next month.

"We do missions because we feel that we're called to do so," said Dr. Porter when asked about the mission trips the church organizes. "We're providing medicine to those who wouldn't have access any other way."

In a statement released by the church Friday morning, it states, "Out of an abundance of caution and concern regarding the Ebola crisis, First Baptist Church of Hot Springs has elected to delay a church sanctioned mission trip to Senegal West Africa."

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A look inside Paintball Arkansas Zombie Hunt

A look inside Paintball Arkansas Zombie Hunt

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) – Out on the outskirts of Conway, contagion has spread, the dead are walking, and the only safe house left in the country has been compromised. Through the emergency exit, you’re left with no choice but to jump on a ride through the woods with nothing but the weapons you’re given and your own fear.

Paintball Arkansas Zombie Hunt has opened for its second year and offers a frightful ride on the Zombie Annihilation Vehicle, 100 rounds of glow-in-the-dark ammo, and a tour through a labyrinth of horrors. The 25 to 30 minute tour is $25 per person and includes all of the above plus sideshow acts by PaulPrater.com.

Thursday was opening night and tours run to Nov. 8 on Thursdays through Saturdays. Gates open at 7 p.m.

Something's Brewing in Argenta

Something's Brewing in Argenta

Join us for the 3rd Annual Arkansas Times Craft Beer Festival presented by Edwards Food Giant, benefiting the Argenta Arts District, October 24, 6-9 p.m.

Enjoy All-You-Care-To-Taste sampling of over 250 American Craft Beers from 50 Brewers. Arkansas Ale House (Diamond Bear), Bravo, Crush, Cregeen's, Butcher & Public, The Fold, Whole Hog NLR, Bossa Nova, Old Chicago NLR, and Edward's Food Giant will be providing delicious food samples to compliment the beer sampling at no additional charge.

AMHC, Arkansas Cancer Coalition to offer free health screenings at State Fair Oct. 16

AMHC, Arkansas Cancer Coalition to offer free health screenings at State Fair Oct. 16

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Join the Arkansas Minority Health Commission and the Arkansas Cancer Coalition at the Arkansas State Fair on Thursday, Oct. 16 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. These two organizations have partnered to offer free health screenings. Fair goers can stop by the Hall of Industry for preventive health checks including blood pressure, pulse, glucose, cholesterol and BMI (Body Mass Index).

Exhibitors will offer information on health, wellness, fitness and lifestyle improvement.

College Night, sponsored by 100.3 the Edge, is Thursday. There’s free gate admission for college students with valid school I.D. from 6 p.m. to close.