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Experience Arkansas at 'Youth Outdoor Adventure Retreat'

HEBER SPRINGS, Ark. -- A weekend of adventure in the great outdoors is available for young Arkansans, thanks to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and Lindsey's Resort

Participants in the Youth Outdoor Adventure Retreat will have the chance to learn about fly fishing, turkey calling, spin fishing and other activities you can enjoy in the Natural State.

The retreat will be held Friday, September 16 through Sunday, September 18 at Lindsey's Resort in Heber Springs. 

This is a family-oriented event and parent participation is required. Parents are asked to participate with their child and be involved with the supervision of all of the activities.

Arkansas July home sales up 20 percent

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- If you're looking to buy a home in the Village of Wellington development in West Little Rock, there are a few up for sale.

Doug Smith, a broker with Atkins, McNeal, Smith & Associates Realty says the number of homes that are selling compared to this time last year is on the rise. The reason: low interest rates.

"The interest rates right now are unbelievable. People will not be able to pass up these interest rates. Four percent for a thirty year loan? I mean, whatever the economy is, people are going to say, I want that," says Smith.

According the Arkansas Realtors Association, Central Arkansas has seen a 20 percent increase in homes sold this July compared to last July, a report that brings a bright side to the realty market.

Special election to address interstate highway needs

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- In 1999, Arkansans voted to issue $575 million dollars in bonds to make interstate highway repairs. The twelve-year maturity bonds will all be paid off in 2014. On November 8, Arkansans have the option to do it again.

"We can create jobs, modernize interstates in Arkansas, all without raising taxes," says Craig Douglas, spokesperson for the Move Arkansas Forward Committee.

He says reissuing a 1999 bond program that gave more than a half billion dollars to interstate highways in Arkansas only makes financial sense. Without repairs, the backbone of the state's highway system may be in trouble.

Healthy Child: Kids and school

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- It's back to school time. For some children it's cumbersome--getting them to 'want to go'. For others, they absolutely refuse.

But what if hating school is much more than not wanting to go?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Getting rid of belly fat

UNDATED (KTHV) -- Trying to lose that extra belly fat? You may want to go for a jog.

Researchers at Duke University Medical Center compared the effectiveness of aerobic exercise versus strength training.

They found aerobic exercise like jogging or walking burned 67 percent more calories than weight lifting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today's Box Office: 'Redemption Road' is a little bumpy

If you saw It at the Little Rock Film Festival, it was under the title "Black, White, and Blues" for whatever reason, the filmmakers decided to change the name to Redemption Road possibly because it was a title that would play better in mainstream theater markets but without changing the content of the film itself, it won't make much difference. 

Vegan diet: Is it right for you?

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- You may have heard the news the former President Bill Clinton has switched to a vegan diet. This marks a stark change for the former commander-in-chief, who has been haunted by health problems for years stemming from an unhealthy diet.

But how do you know if going vegan is right for you? How do you even get started?

Nutritionist JoBeth McElhannon joins us on "Today's THV" with recipe ideas and moderate steps, and how to decide if veganism is right for you.