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Let us help you with your yard sale!

Let us help you with your yard sale!

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – Having a yard/rummage/garage sale? We want to help!

Send the following to information to mytown@thv11.com, and we’ll post it for free!

Children can receive a personal letter straight from Santa

Children can receive a personal letter straight from Santa

UNDATED (UCP) - Your child can receive a personal letter straight from Santa at the North Pole!

Letters will include a personal message from Santa, as well as reindeer food to sprinkle on the lawn on Christmas Eve! Letters are $10 each, and all proceeds will benefit the programs and services of United Cerebral Palsy of Arkansas.

Contact Kristin at (501) 228-3838 or kristin@ucpark.org to purchase your personalized letter from Santa!

Orders need to be placed by Mon., Dec. 16 to ensure delivery before Christmas.

(Source: United Cerebral Palsy of Arkansas)

Leopoulos Inducted into Henderson Academy, Receives Dinstinguished Alumni Award from HSU

Leopoulos Inducted into Henderson Academy, Receives Dinstinguished Alumni Award from HSU

Henderson State University celebrated its Founder’s Day on Thursday, October, 2013, by inducting Thea Foundation Executive Director Paul Leopoulos, along with two other Henderson graduates, into the Henderson Academy of Scholars during an academic convocation.  The Henderson Academy of Scholars is comprised of Henderson graduates who have gained distinction in their professional fields.

Leopoulos also received a Distinguished Alumni Award from Henderson State University on Saturday, October 12, 2013.  The Henderson Academy and Distinguished Alumni honors are preceded by Leopoulos’s Arts in Education Governor’s Arts Award announced by the Arkansas Arts Council earlier this year.

ASMSA students improve ACT scores, opposite of state, national trends

ASMSA students improve ACT scores, opposite of state, national trends

HOT SPRINGS — In a year where state and national ACT scores dropped across the board, Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts students improved their scores.

In 2013, ASMSA students received an average composite score of 28.6, according to a report released Wednesday. The average composite score for the state was 20.2, and the national average was 20.9. Both the state and national scores dipped from the previous year. ASMSA’s score rose by almost 2 points.

The ACT is scored on a scale of 1 to 36, with 36 being the highest possible score. Students also receive scores in four individual testing areas, which are combined for the composite score. The individual testing areas are English, mathematics, reading and science.

Benefit event raises $1k in memory of Jacob Shepherd

Mom: "[Jacob] touched a lot of lives: friends, family, classmates and teachers, so that they are so supportive of this meant a lot to us."

Dora the Explorer to Do Lunch and Meet and Greets at Magic Springs

Dora the Explorer to Do Lunch and Meet and Greets at Magic Springs

Magic Springs Water and Theme Park continues its Character Series on Friday, June 28, with an appearance by Dora the Explorer. Those in the park will be able to have a free "meet-n-greet" at 1:30 p.m. at Splash Island and 3 p.m. at Cool Zone.

"Lunch with Dora" is from Noon to 1 p.m. for $13.99 for kids 12 and under and adults for $16.99.  Kids 3 and younger eat free with an adult meal purchase.  The meal charge is in addition to admission to the park and there is a limited number of tickets.  Tickets are sold on line only at MagicSprings.com.

“We are excited to bring these popular cartoon characters to Magic Springs and have received a great response from our guests who are looking forward to Dora the Explorer coming to the park,” said Steve Honeycutt, general manager of the park.

Other Character Days scheduled for the 2013 season are: SpongeBob SquarePants, July 12; Hello Kitty, August 17 and Scooby Doo,  October 19.

Don't miss the 2012 Christmas Parade

Don't miss the 2012 Christmas Parade

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. - The Arkadelphia Christmas Parade will be Thursday, December 6, at 5 p.m. This year the parade will start on Main Street. If you would like to ride in the Parade you may call the Chamber’s Office at (870)246-1760.