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Union Rescue Mission starts Thanksgiving program

 

Families will be referred to the Union Rescue Mission by area agencies, such as St. Francis House, Agape Church, Martindale Baptist Church and The Summit Church- North Little Rock. The last day for families to sign up for food boxes will be Friday, November 12, 2010. There is enough food in each box to feed a family of four, and families with more than four members will receive more than one box.

The Feeding the Multitude Food Drive is conducted annually by the Union Rescue Mission. Local churches, schools, and civic organizations collect canned food items, boxed stuffing, cake mixes, and frosting. More than 50 volunteers will come to the Mission on Confederate Blvd. Saturday, November 21 to help pack the food boxes.

(Source: Union Rescue Mission)

 

Winners of the 2010 Duck Pluck for Special Olympics!

The Arvest Bank/Peabody Hotel Duck Pluck for Special Olympics Arkansas is in the books with Tracey Zeiner winning the Grand Prize - $2,500.00 in gift cards to Walt Disney World!  Tammy Foreman won a $1,000 cash from Arvest Bank and Andrea McNeely won the 42" Plasma HDTV provided by Cardinal Health.Below is a list of the prizes drawn Friday night at the Peabody Hotel. A special thanks to Arvest Bank, The Peabody Hotel, Golden Corral and all sponsors who contributed tomake this a great event for the whole family! 

In all about $15,00 dollars was raised for Special Olympics Arkansas!

DUCK PLUCK WINNERS

2 Roads closed due to Spa Pacers 10k Run

West Mountain Road and West Mountain Overlook to be Temporarily Close on Saturday, November 20 for Spa Pacers 10K Run

The West Mountain Road and West Mountain Overlook will be closed to vehicle traffic on Saturday, November 20, 2010 from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. for the Arkansas Spa Pacers 10K Run.

(Source: Hot Springs National Park)

Rep. Mike Ross wins re-election, only Democrat

"I'm really humbled by the fact that the overwhelming majority of the people in the 29 counties that I represent have chosen to send me back for another term," says Ross.

Ross hopes to take his common sense campaign to washington and move away from a partisan congress.

"I don't care if it's a Democrat idea or a Republican idea. I wanna know is it a common sense idea. Does it make sense for the people of our nation's capital that send me there to be their voice."

First on the list, decreasing the federal deficit by meshing his ideas with others' in the House.

"I hope to embrace those good ideas and work with Democrats and Republicans to develop an economic development plan that really can get our economy back on track and get people working again."

Not only was Congressman Ross the lone Democrat to win a House seat for Arkansas, he was the only Arkansas member of the House to seek re-election. Something, he says didn't worry him.

Ross wins re-election in Arkansas' 4th District

Ross was the only incumbent member of the U.S. House from Arkansas to seek re-election this year. Reps. Marion Berry in the 1st District and Vic Snyder in the 2nd District, both Democrats, chose not to seek re-election. Third District Rep. John Boozman, a Republican, did the same, instead mounting a successful challenge to Democratic Sen. Blanche Lincoln.

Ross and Rankin also had competition in the 4th District from Green Party candidate Joshua Drake.

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Local couples to hunt for a $15,000 diamond ring in Hot Springs

They're using GPS technology.

By developing a hand-full of fun, location-based challenges with the help of the Google-funded, location-based gaming platform, SCVNGR, Lauray's is attracting new customers by using the little piece of technology in everyone's pocket - a cell phone.

To show Hot Springs how much fun location-based challenges can be, Lauray's is putting the technology to the test with an unusual approach.

They're hiding a $15,000 diamond ring somewhere in Hot Springs. And to find it, participants must follow the clues sent to their cell phones.

Arkansas inmates will assist in controlled burn

Arkansas Department of Corrections spokeswoman Dina Tyler tells the Sentinel-Record that medium-security inmates from the Ouachita River Unit in Malvern have been cleared to participate in the project.

The Hot Springs Fire Department and the Arkansas Forestry Commission are coordinating the project. Tyler says the inmates will have officers that go with them. She says the inmates are used to going out in the community and that "they usually do a really good job."

She says that because of security reasons, the exact date of the burn isn't being announced. Hot Springs Fire Chief Ed Davis says it will take place before Christmas, though.

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