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CADC to distribute USDA commodities in Pulaski County

PULASKI COUNTY, Ark. - Central Arkansas Development Council will distribute USDA Commodities Thursday, September 17 beginning at 9 a.m. in Pulaski County.  

The food items to be distributed may include Pink Salmon, Cranberry Sauce, Vegetable Soup, Spaghetti Sauce, Potato Flakes, Vegetarian Beans, Peanut Butter and Apple Juice.

Commodities will be distributed at the following locations:

Its in the Bag-Anniversary Edition

Its in the Bag-Anniversary Edition

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - MTCC is celebrating its 7th anniversary with a lunch 'n learn dedicated to our largest exhibit to date: "Freedom! Oh, Freedom!"

Special guest Mark Christ, community outreach director for Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, will present "An eagle on his button and a musket on his shoulder: Black Regiments in Civil War Arkansas."

The lunch 'n learn will be held on September 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Lunch will be provided and reservations are required. For more information or to make reservations, call (501) 683-3620 or email Tameka@arkansasheritage.org.

10th Annual Thea Paves the Way

10th Annual Thea Paves the Way

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Thea Foundation’s 10th annual sidewalk chalk event, Thea Paves the Way, will be held Saturday, September 12, 2015, on the front lawn of the William J. Clinton Presidential Library, where students and families will share in the creative community effort to cover the sidewalks in vibrant chalk art.

Thea Paves the Way will take place from 8:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. on the front lawn of the Clinton Presidential Center.

Registration is free and open to school groups, church groups, families, clubs and other organizations. Teachers who register their students and compete together as a school group have a chance to win one of two $250 gift certificates for art supplies from Dick Blick.

Family Fun Saturday September 12

Family Fun Saturday September 12

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Tommy Terrific will present an educational magic show about famous "Black Cowboys of the Old West." 

The kids will learn about Bill Pickett who invented bulldogging as Tommy does a magic trick with a steer's skull. They will also learn about expert robber Nat Love and Mary Fields, who delivered mail in the Wild West. 

Tommy Terrific will create a world of excitement when he uses his magical lasso and a host of other tricks to highlight Black Americans of the Old West. 

This family-friendly event is free and open to the public. There will be popcorn, prizes and more. All of the festivities will begin at noon on September 12.

For more information, call (501) 683-3610 or email AmandaH@arkansasheritage.org

 

PopUp West Ninth

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Developed by studioMAIN and Create Little Rock, Pop Up in the Rock is a rapid community development project that focuses on illustrating underdeveloped potential in local city areas.

The next Pop Up event will take place on West Ninth Street on Saturday, Oct. 24 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The PopUp West Ninth event will focus on Little Rock’s Historic West Ninth Street and will span from the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center (MTCC) at Ninth and Broadway to Dreamland Ballroom at Ninth and State and across the State Street overpass to the campus of Philander Smith.

PopUp West Ninth hopes to encourage pedestrian and bicycle traffic between Philander Smith College and West Ninth Street via the South State Street overpass, thereby bridging the gap that originally unraveled the urban fabric of the area.

Inspired by community feedback and the rich history of West Ninth, PopUp in the Rock hopes to demonstrate the district’s potential for a vibrant future.

Pulaski Tech students receives $14,000 in culinary scholarships

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Seven Pulaski Technical College students have received a combined $14,000 in scholarships from the Arkansas Hospitality Association.

All of the students attend PTC's Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Institute. Each receives a $2,000 award for the 2015-16 school year.

Dale Brooks, of Mayflower, received the Bed & Breakfast Association of Arkansas Scholarship.

Rachel Nelson of Perryville, received the Tim Mathis Memorial Scholarship, presented to an outstanding student with a committment to the hospitality industry. The award is presented by Mr. and Mrs. Rusty Mathis in memory of their son, Tim Mathis.

Brittany Cargile of Greenbrier (Culinary)

Somerly Crawford of Little Rock  (Culinary)

Michaela Culp of Vilonia (Culinary)

Jason Lively of Conway (Culinary)

Amber Macombe of Conway (Baking and Pastry) 

Koffee with a Kause offering free coffee to cops

Koffee with a Kause offering free coffee to cops

BRYANT, Ark. (KTHV) - A coffee business in Bryant is showing their appreciation to law enforcement by providing free coffee to any cop that makes a stop by their shop on Friday. 

Koffee with a Kause is an establishment located at 23219 Interstate 30 in Bryant, Ark. that provides drive-thru coffee service, and 10 percent of their profits go towards charities in the Bryant community. 

To give thanks to law enforcement in the area, they have decided to provide a free cup of Joe to any officer in need on Friday, September 4. 

Koffee with a Kause made this post on Facebook Thursday: 

“We stand with law enforcement and are grateful for what you do for our communities! Officers can come by anytime tomorrow Friday, Sept 4 and receive any drink at no charge as a token of our appreciation! Please feel free to share with all law enforcement friends and family!!"