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Group of kids get to learn the value of a dollar

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - A group of kids in Pulaski County learned the value of a dollar Tuesday.

This week, the kids are at a special summer camp, called Youthonomics. The program teaches ninth through twelfth graders how to save money, invest, and spend wisely.

"We are educating them in financial literacy issues to prepare them for a better financial future and help them to avoid a lot of the pitfalls that young people fall into once they get out on their own," explained Susej Thompson, program and special events coordinator.

The teens don't leave empty handed when the week is done. Each teen gets at $50 savings account at a local bank.

This program is put on each year by Pulaski County Youth Services.

This year guest speakers are included for various financial topics each day of the week: Carter Malone of Crews & Associates, Drew Harper of Summit Bank, Wonder Lowe of Lowe & Associates, and Owen McNulty of Raymond James.

LRFW 5 official trailer

LRFW 5 official trailer
In May 2013, LRFW held its annual high fashion photo shoot. Photography was by Angie Davis Photography. Directed by Brandon D. Campbell. Clothes by Kelvin Haydon Spring/Summer collection. (LRFW 2012 Clothing Line of the Year). Starred Oneofakind Talent Inc. models, including Hannah (LRFW 2012 Model of the Year). Hair & Make-up by Regency Beauty Institute. The video was shot by WAG Film.                  

Ark. military history museum to host vintage military vehicle show

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History) - The MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History will host its first vintage military vehicle show this Saturday, July 13, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Vintage and classic military vehicles from circa World War I through Desert Storm will be on display in front of the museum. A highlight of this event will be the 1915 Dodge Brothers touring car used by General John Pershing in 1916 as he tried to capture Pancho Villa in Mexico. A General Douglas MacArthur re-enactor will be present during the show as well. This is a free event. Bryant's BBQ and Repicci's Italian Ice of Little Rock will be present to sell refreshments.

Red Cross issues emergency call for blood, platelet donors

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (American Red Cross) - The American Red Cross issued an emergency request for blood and platelet donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve and give because many fewer donations than expected were received in June and the first week of July.

"We are counting on generous volunteer blood and platelet donors to step up and give now," said Michele Wright, CEO of the Red Cross Greater Ozarks-Arkansas Blood Services Region. "Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood. Every day donations come up short, less blood is available for these patients in need."

Nationwide, donations through the Red Cross were down approximately 10 percent in June, resulting in about 50,000 fewer donations than expected. The shortfall is similar to what the Red Cross experienced in June 2012.

Arkansas' nature centers great summer fun

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- July is a great month to visit one of Arkansas' four nature centers. They are air conditioned and free with lots of activities for the kids. 

They are located in Pine Bluff, Jonesboro, Fort Smith and downtown Little Rock.

Also, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission's new ARKANSAS WILDLIFE calendar will be soon. It runs July to July so the AGFC can include Arkansas hunting dates. It has some of the most beautiful wildlife photography you will ever see.

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A man made a rare find on the 4th of July at Crater of Diamonds State Park in Southwest Arkansas. Terry Staggs of Kentucky said he's been visiting the park a couple of times each year for the past 28 years. This time Staggs found a 2.95-carat, champagne brown diamond. It is the largest found by park visitors so far this year. Staggs named it the Patriot Diamond because he found it on July 4.

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Little Rock Rotary celebrates 100 years of service

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - We'd like to wish a happy anniversary to a group that's been working in communities all over Little Rock for 100 years now.

The Little Rock Rotary Club, also known as Club 99, is celebrating a century of service. Monday, they teamed up with another Arkansas Group celebrating a milestone; the Arkansas Arts Center is celebrating 50 years. For the celebration, a painting by Pat Matthews was unveiled by Rotary Club president, Sharon Tallach Vogelpohl.

"The painting, I think, encompasses the energy and dynamism that is the Rotary and all of its facets and all of its international reach," said Todd Herman, executive director of the Arkansas Arts Center.

In addition to the unveiling of Matthews' painting, an exhibit, Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Gainsborough: The Treasures of Kenwood House, London, is also on display. The exhibit will be available until Sept. 08 and features 48 works of art from Kenwood House.