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Arkansas Foodbank wants you to wear orange Thursday for ‘Hunger Action Day’

Arkansas Foodbank wants you to wear orange Thursday  for ‘Hunger Action Day’

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (ARFoodbank) - September is Hunger Action Month (HAM) and the Arkansas Foodbank is asking the public to wear orange in support for hunger awareness in the state of Arkansas.  Unfortunately, Arkansas is one of the states at the forefront when taking a look at hunger in America. Arkansas ranks first in senior hunger, first in severe hunger, seventh in child hunger and second overall in the entire nation for food insecurity.

On Thursday, September 4th the Main Street, Junction and Clinton bridges will be lit orange at dusk in support for Hunger Action Day.

THV 11 in My Town visit: Russellville

THV 11 in My Town visit: Russellville

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) – My most recent THV11 in My Town visit brought me to the lovely city of Russellville.

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

My first stop on this visit was at the Chamber of Commerce with executive vice president Stephanie Beerman and Amanda Johnson, A&P marketing assistant for the Arkansas River Valley Tri-Peak Regions.

While a COC is always centered on business and providing its members with multiple networking opportunities, Stephanie also had an extended list of new events coming up in the Russellville area that the city’s residents can enjoy.

WLR residents upset over planned apartment complex

WLR residents upset over planned apartment complex


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- West Little Rock neighbors say their concerns over a new apartment complex near their homes are falling on deaf ears.

The three way intersection where Kanis Road meets Cooper Orbit will be home to apartments that will house more than 300 people and cars, an addition to the already 11,000 vehicles that travel through the corridor each day.

"[The problems are] all combined," said Jane Bristow, who has lived near the intersection for 12 years. "[The intersection is] a nuisance, a safety concern. The property value of our home- it certainly takes away from that."

City officials say the land was already zoned as neighborhood family and commercial, making it suitable for the complex.

Zombies coming to Hector

Zombies coming to Hector

HECTOR, Ark. (CASA) – CASA of the 5th Judicial District will host its second annual 5k obstacle course Saturday September 13th at 9 a.m. in Hector. The event will feature live music, food and some motivation to run….. zombies! There will be obstacles throughout the course sponsored by Lee’s Trash, Dardanelle Tire, CSI, Appleton Salvage, and more.

“It is a day with a little something for everyone with the added benefit of helping kids in foster care. If you are not a runner you can sign up as a zombie and try to take the runners “life flags” all while enjoying great food and music from Some Guy Named Robb and entertainment from Michael Doc Davis and Sharpe Dunaway,” said Genney Baker, CASA Director

Participants ages 14 and up can sign up online at www.arkansaszombiechallenge.com       

4th annual World Cheese Dip Championship to be held soon

4th annual World Cheese Dip Championship to be held soon

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (WCDC) – The 4th Annual World Cheese Dip Championship, Benefiting Harmony Health Clinic, will be held at the Bernice Gardens and South Main Street on Saturday, October 25, 2014, from 11-3pm.

Over the past three events, over 10,000 people have come together to celebrate the local phenomenon known as cheese dip by casting their votes to decide what is the best tasting recipe in the world. Teams are divided into Amateur and Professional divisions, and winners will be determined through a series of blind tastings by judges. Festival attendees will also be able to vote to determine who will receive this year’s PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS.

Online registration is open at cheesedip.net for both Amateur and Professional Divisions of the World Cheese Dip Championship until October 10, 2014.

Take a look at the Arkansas State Fair handbooks

Take a look at the Arkansas State Fair handbooks

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The 75th annual Arkansas State Fair is coming up soon! As a matter of fact, it runs from October 10 to 19.