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THV Summer Cereal Drive breaks record

THV Summer Cereal Drive breaks record

LITTLE ROCK, (KTHV) — A total of 212,873 boxes of cereal were donated to the Arkansas Foodbank in the 2011 Today’s THV Summer Cereal Drive, surpassing the record set last year of 195,876.

In the 11 years that Tom Brannon has hosted the cereal drive on his “THV This Morning” show on Channel 11, more than 1 million boxes of cereal have been donated to the Foodbank.

The cereal is being distributed to hungry families in Arkansas through food pantries in the Arkansas Foodbank’s 33-county service area.

Brannon announced the results on the morning show today.

In the competitive Business Division, Southwest Power Pool, a company that manages the electrical grid in nine southwestern states, won the overall award with a total of 24,868 boxes of cereal donated to the Foodbank.

Results for the three divisions were as follows:

  • School division: 26,351 boxes
  • Business division: 124,832
  • Community division: 61

Willie Tate Golf Classic huge success

Willie Tate Golf Classic huge success

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. -- Numbers were big on the first Saturday of June, 2011 at Degray State Resort Golf Course. All but the golf scores!

Temperatures were in the 90s; 36 teams of four split into two flights. There were over 200 hamburger patties served hot off the grill accompanied by more than 50 cases of cold drinks.

More than 150 people were in attendance for the 1st Annual  Willie Tate Classic Golf Tournament, which netted over $5,000 for the Alzheimer’s Association. And here’s a thought....if two members of half the teams opted for a bucket of range balls, well, that would be 1800 range balls!

 Many, many thanks to everyone who made this event a huge success. To our sponsors, the golfers, the volunteers, friends and family, we thank you all so very much. To the staff at DeGray Golf Course and Woody Jolley, we could not have done it without you!

To Coach Willie Tate and Mrs.

Honor Dad with gift to Heifer

Honor Dad with gift to Heifer

Father’s Day is a day that we honor fathers for the important role they play in shaping their children’s lives and our society. Around the world, fathers have different lifestyles, parenting methods and challenges but they all want to provide happy and secure lives for their children. Heifer International, a charitable organization that works to end hunger and poverty, meets remarkable fathers everyday overcoming tremendous odds to provide the basic necessities to their children.

Sebastian Alvarado-Brizuela of Isletas, a father of four in Southern Honduras, suddenly became a struggling single parent after his wife abandoned their children while he was away working in another country. Their local economy did not provide sufficient job opportunities and he lacked the funds to improve his small farm to provide enough food and income for his family.

Musician hosts concert to benefite Walnut Valley tornado victims

Musician hosts concert to benefite Walnut Valley tornado victims

Oona Love and friends have pulled together a fund raiser or benefit for the recent tornado victims of Walnut Valley. There will be live music, games, raffle etc. Many local businesses are sponsoring it. HWY 7 North near Hot Springs Village. Should be a big event for the locals. It starts at 12 noon Saturday 6/18/11. Music by Oona Love and the Love Band! Contact Oona Love at 423-404-5671 for details!!!!

LRFW and non-profit organization partner to make 'big' influence

LRFW and non-profit organization partner to make 'big' influence

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Little Rock Fashion Week (LRFW) is proud to announce that a new non-profit partner for LRFW 2011 is Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arkansas (BBBSCA). Brandon D. Campbell, founder and executive director of LRFW, selected BBBSCA because of their significant contributions to improving the lives of children in our community.

Campbell knows the difference the organization makes in the lives of children because he too has been directly influenced by the organization.  From age eight to eleven years old, Campbell was a "Little."
 
"The Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arkansas provided me with so many great eye-opening first time experiences, so I think it's only fitting that I help give other children their first major fashion experience," Campbell explains.

Mercy recounts evacuation efforts in Joplin

Mercy recounts evacuation efforts in Joplin

The following is from Joe Slatton of St. Joseph's Mercy Hospital in Hot Springs.

JOPLIN, Mo. -- Mercy thanks the courageous doctors, nurses and other caregivers who evacuated 183 patients after a tornado struck St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Joplin, Mo., Sunday evening. A number of Mercy caregivers themselves were injured. Their selfless efforts put their patients first and resulted in a timely and orderly evacuation.

In spite of these heroic efforts, Mercy is saddened to confirm that five patients lost their lives. The families of the patients have been notified. In addition, an unidentified visitor was among those who perished. Authorities have been working to determine the identity of the visitor and to notify the family.

Mercy is working with emergency response agencies, city and state officials, and other health care organizations to follow up on those patients who were evacuated from the hospital Sunday evening.

Celebrate Arkansas' 175th birthday!

Celebrate Arkansas' 175th birthday!

LITTLE ROCK, AR – The Old State House Museum will mark Arkansas’s 175th Birthday with two events on Saturday, June 11, 2011, and Wednesday, June 15, 2011.

Travel Back to 1836

To observe the 175th anniversary of Arkansas statehood, the Old State House Museum and Historic Arkansas Museum are recreating life in 1836 Arkansas with a joint living history event, "175 Years of Arkansas Statehood" on Saturday, June 11, 2011. The fun will begin at the Historic Arkansas Museum with living history demonstrations highlighting everyday life in Little Rock at the time of statehood. Visitor can participate in dancing, military drills, and 18th century chores from 9 am to 12 pm.

At noon event participants and visitors will parade from the Historic Arkansas Museum to the Old State House Museum, where Arkansas’s admission to the union will be commemorated with a 26-gun salute and the raising of a 26-star U.S.