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Gov Hutchinson to visit AHS, present coding initiative to students

Gov Hutchinson to visit AHS, present coding initiative to students

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. (Arkadelphia Public Schools) - Governor Asa Hutchinson will visit Arkadelphia High School on Monday, May 11, as part of a state tour promoting his computer science initiative.

After his arrival at 2 P.M., the governor is scheduled to observe AHS’s GeoDesign classroom in action. Student ambassadors of the AHS New Tech program will guide a half-hour long tour of the project based learning (PBL) GeoDesign class, led by the co-teaching team of engineering instructor Bud McMillion and geometry instructor James Williams, which prepares students for future AHS classes that utilize computer coding in projects such as robot programming.

Hutchinson will conclude his AHS visit on Monday by delivering a presentation to AHS’s students explaining the importance of computer science, and to encourage participation in newly credited computer-coding classes, which he has supported.

Water park opens Saturday at Magic Springs

Water park opens Saturday at Magic Springs

Ribbon will be cut on new Malvern LifeNet location

Ribbon will be cut on new Malvern LifeNet location

MALVERN, Ark. (KTHV) - On Thursday, April 23, Malvern officials will be holding a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new LifeNet location.

The company will be located on Highway 270 behind Fred's. The ribbon cutting cermony will begin at 10 a.m. and it is open to the public. 

Mother's Day gadgets for your special someone

Mother's Day gadgets for your special someone

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Believe it or not, Mother's Day is right around the corner, and for some, it will the first of many. That means new tips and gadgets.

Ginger Daril with Verizon stopped by THV11 This Morning to share some high tech ways to help moms take care of their little ones.

To get the full details, click here

Church hosts benefit concert for seriously injured mother

Church hosts benefit concert for seriously injured mother

SHERIDAN, Ark. (KTHV) - The Immanuel Baptist Church will host a benefit concert on April 24 for a mother who was seriously injured in an automobile accident recently. 

Ashlea Keisler Moore is a single mother raising her 11-year-old son. She is facing a minimum of six months of recovery time with limited resources. 

The Kinsmen will be performing at the benefit concert at 7 p.m. on April 24 at the Immanuel Baptist Church in Sheridan. They are inviting the community to come and support Moore. Admission for the concert is free, but the church will be accepting donations. All of the proceeds will go to Moore to help with her recovery. 

For more information, contact the church office at (870) 942-4055.

 

House passes revised religious freedom bill; now headed to governor

House passes revised religious freedom bill; now headed to governor

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- The Arkansas House of Representatives passed Senate Bill 975 to enact the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) Thursday afternoon. It is now headed for Governor Asa Hutchinson's desk for signature.

On Wednesday, just hours after Gov. Hutchinson announced he wouldn't be signing HB 1228 in its current form, Republicans in the House and Senate drafted amendments to two other bills in hopes of keeping the RFRA alive in Arkansas.

Arkansas Tobacco Free Kids Day

Arkansas Tobacco Free Kids Day

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Ark. Youth Leadership Initiative) - Kids from across Arkansas will convene in Little Rock to join in the fight against tobacco and other nicotine use on Wednesday, March 18th with a Silent March and Mock Funeral along Capitol Avenue, followed by a press conference on the steps of the State Capitol.

Sponsored by the Arkansas Youth Leadership Initiative and other public health partners, Arkansas Tobacco Free Kids Day is an annual celebration of youth leadership and activism in the fight against tobacco use. Kids are sending two powerful messages on this day: They want the tobacco companies to stop targeting them with marketing for cigarettes, e-cigarettes, and other tobacco products and they want elected leaders to do more to protect them from tobacco.