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AETN's 'Clean Lines, Open Spaces' wins three Emmys

AETN's 'Clean Lines, Open Spaces' wins three Emmys

CONWAY, Ark. (AETN) — “Clean Lines, Open Spaces: A View of Mid-Century Modern Architecture,” a production of the Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN), received three Emmys in the 2012 annual awards competition of the Mid-America Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS).

“There is no greater sense of satisfaction than being recognized by one’s talented peers in this industry, especially those who vote in the regional Emmy Awards competition,” AETN Director of Production Carole Adornetto said.

“Clean Lines, Open Spaces,” a documentary by AETN Senior Producer Mark Wilcken, explores mid-century modern architecture through a regional lens of the American south. The film details how international influences helped shape the built environment of Arkansas after World War II.

The one-hour film was recognized with an award for Best Cultural Documentary, and Wilcken received individual awards for Best Writing and Best Editing.

Historic Preservation program considering 14 sites

Historic Preservation program considering 14 sites

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The State Review Board of the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program will consider 14 Arkansas properties for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places when it meets at 10 a.m.

Clark County liquor license hot item

Clark County liquor license hot item

CLARK COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) -- The Alcoholic Beverage Commission says they are currently processing 29 applications from Clark County with only five licenses available.

"Main Street Café, we will never serve alcohol."

Dino Ochello works hard to make his 3-year-old cafe the best in Arkadelphia.

But after November's vote to make Clark County wet, he has some concerns about the future of his community.

"I just don't see how college kids and alcohol can be a good thing. If I had preference, I'd rather send my kid to a college town that doesn't have access to alcohol."

Volunteers needed at The Diamond Lakes Regional Visitor's Center

Volunteers needed at The Diamond Lakes Regional Visitor's Center
Arkadelphia Regional Economic Development Alliance - The Diamond Lakes Regional Visitor’s Center located at 126 Valley is looking for Happy, Energetic and Community minded people to help staff the center. Please contact Vickie Egleston at 210-5204 or email Vickie@arkadelphiaalliance.com.

Park fishing pier to open soon

Park fishing pier to open soon

by Mandie Shelton, Gurdon Times

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. - Work is nearing completion on the fishing pier at Gurdon’s city park.

According to city Mayor Clayton Franklin, the dock should be completed soon.

“We are excited to see the finished project,” said Franklin. “They have been doing a lot of work, but got a little slowed down due to the weather.”

The project is part of the U.S. Corps of Engineers plan to vamp up the city’s pond after accidentally draining it last year. The plans to include addition fish habitat have been completed as well.

“After the dock is finished, we will just wait on Mother Nature to help fill up the pond,” said Franklin. “Then Gurdon will have one of the best fishing ponds around.”

Franklin added that Gurdon has started to look at ways to improve the park and walking trail.

“We have been told that there may be some money to be found,” said Franklin.