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Camp iRock registration deadline extended to July 11

Camp iRock registration deadline extended to July 11

Little Rock, AR – The registration deadline for Camp iRock has been extended to July 11. The Arkansas Minority Health Commission (AMHC) will host the fourth annual all-girl fitness and nutrition camp, Sunday, August 10 through Saturday, August 16. The experience will take place at Ferncliff Camp and Conference Center, 1720 Ferncliff Road in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Designed exclusively for girls in sixth, seventh and eighth grades, Camp iRock offers fun educational activities, workshops and exercises aimed at promoting healthy lifestyles, physical activity and self-confidence. Forty girls from across Arkansas will be selected to attend the camp free of charge. To apply or to learn about camper criteria visit, www.campirock.com.

Steven Curtis Chapman headlines Celebrate The Word Weekend at Magic Springs July 11 and 12

Steven Curtis Chapman headlines Celebrate The Word Weekend at Magic Springs July 11 and 12

Magic Springs Water Theme Park hosts its second Celebrate The Word weekend of the season with four Christian music acts. Kicking off the weekend on Friday, July 11 is Matthew West at 8:00 p.m. with opener the Rhett Walker Band at 7 p.m. 

On Saturday, July 12, Christian music giant Steven Curtis Chapman will take the stage at 8:00 p.m. with opener Tim Timmons opening at 7:00 p.m.

Friday, July 11-Matthew West and the Rhett Walker Band

Matthew West is an American Contemporary Christian musician and actor from Nashville, Tenn. He has released five studio albums and is known for his songs "More", "You Are Everything", and "The Motions." He was nominated for five Dove Awards in 2005, two of which were for his major label debut album Happy. West won the 2013 American Music Award for Best Contemporary Inspirational Artist.

CHI St. Vincent announces layoffs in Arkansas

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) - CHI St. Vincent says it will cut 157 positions system-wide after its acquisition of a hospital and clinic in Hot Springs.

The company announced Thursday that the job reductions include 91 layoffs, with the remainder of cuts occurring by leaving vacant jobs unfilled. The company acquired the 282-bed Mercy Hospital in Hot Springs in April.

CHI St. Vincent President and CEO Peter Banko says it was "a very difficult day for our ministry" but that the reductions were needed as the operations were merged. Banko says the layoffs affect 74 people in Hot Springs, 14 in Little Rock and North Little Rock and three in Morrilton.

Previously known as St. Vincent Health System, CHI St. Vincent changed its name earlier this month to reflect its sponsorship from Catholic Health Initiatives.

City of Hot Springs to announce major downtown initiative

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (City of Hot Springs) – The City of Hot Springs will launch a major initiative to spur downtown residential development at a press conference on Wednesday, July 2 at 11 a.m. at the top floor of the Exchange Street Parking Plaza, 128 Exchange Street, across from Bathhouse Row.

The new program, which will actually benefit all new home building within city limits, targets downtown Hot Springs as a prime location for residential living. Details of the program will be made available to press representatives at the press conference. Parking for the event will be available on all floors except the top floor.

The city continues to partner with local, state and federal agencies as well as the local business community and area residents to advance downtown development. The new program is intended to kick start residential construction, particularly in the downtown area.

1 killed, 4 hurt in Garland County collision

LONSDALE, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas State Police say one person was killed and four others injured when a driver crashed into two vehicles that had stopped on the side of the road.

State police say the wreck happened Tuesday night on U.S. 70. According to state police, two vehicles had stopped for unknown reasons, and an oncoming vehicle crashed into them.

A preliminary report says 58-year-old Scott Andrew Burnham, who was standing outside the vehicle, was struck and killed. Burnham was from Fort Worth, Texas.

Four others were injured in the collision. State police say the driver who struck Burnham and the two vehicles wasn't hurt.

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Happy Birthday to THV staffer Rolly Hoyt!

Happy Birthday to THV staffer Rolly Hoyt!

Happy Birthday to Rolly Hoyt!

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Multi-platinum recording artist Daughtry to headline at Magic Springs concert June 28

Multi-platinum recording artist Daughtry to headline at Magic Springs concert  June 28

Multi-platinum recording artist Daughtry will take the stage at Magic Springs on Saturday, June 28 at 8:00 p.m. Opening for Daughtry at 7:00 p.m. is Arkansas-based 9 Miles Ahead.

The park will host a pre-concert party at 3:00 p.m. at The Hideaway.  The $20 party ticket includes live entertainment from local band Redd Tape, appetizers from Trejo's, two drinks, early entry into concert venue and chance to win a Meet-n-Greet with Daughtry.

Chris Daughtry, a finalist on the fifth season of American Idol, fronts Daughtry. Their self-titled debut album reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200, went on to sell more than 4 million copies in the United States, and has been certified quadruple platinum by the RIAA.