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Re-Fashion Bash returns to Benton

Re-Fashion Bash returns to Benton

BENTON, Ark. - Recycle Saline is hosting its second annual Re-Fashion Bash “Where Green is the New Black” Saturday, May 7th. 

Re-Fashion Bash is an upbeat recycling fashion show highlighting Saline County students on the runway.  They will walk the runway wearing trash that has been turned into treasure, showing off their fashion in hopes of winning top prize money.

The Benton Event Center doors will open at 5 p.m. and the show will start at 6 p.m.

There will be first ($500), second ($250), and third ($100) place prizes awarded to the top designers.

Tickets can be purchased at the door for $10.00. All the money raised from Re-Fashion Bash goes to the YEA! Team (Youth Environmental Ambassadors) program sponsored by Recycle Saline.

Arkansas Tech Business Index adds Benton

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (April 14, 2016)--The Arkansas Tech Business Index, a project created by the Arkansas Tech University College of Business and sponsored by Arvest Bank, has added Benton to its tracking matrix beginning with the January 2016 ratings.
    
Benton made its debut on the ATBI with a rating of 104.28, making it one of 10 cities with a rating above 100 for January 2016. By bringing Benton into the mix, the ATBI now tracks 19 Arkansas municipalities on a monthly basis.

The Arkansas Tech Business Index is a comprehensive measure that provides a snapshot of economic activity around the Natural State. It encompasses a labor index, housing market index, construction index and retail sales index. The index is based around 100. A city rating above 100 indicates that the city is currently doing better than the state average from 2009 to the present.

Boys and Girls Club of Bryant closing early due to rain

Boys and Girls Club of Bryant closing early due to rain

BRYANT, Ark. (KTHV) - The heavy rainfall on Wednesday caused the Boys and Girls Club of Bryant to close up shop early. 

Rain was back in the forecast this week, causing high chances of flooding. The Boys and Girls Club of Bryant released Wednesday afternoon that they would close early due to that issue.

Parents were asked to pick up their children before 5 p.m.

Be sure to call the Club at (501) 653-5437 for more information.  

 

BNPD in full force for month of March

BNPD in full force for month of March

BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) - Speeding might be a small concern for some travelers, but for the Benton Police Department, it's a problem that needs to be handled. 

The Benton Police Department is constantly creating new ways to ensure the safety of those they were hired to protect. A new initiative they are conducting is “NØ Need to Speed.” Throughout the month of March, Benton officers will be out in full force to make sure motorists are maintaining the appropriate speed limits, especially within school zones. 

Not only will officers be raising awareness to speeding in a school zones, but they also want to make it known that it is illegal to use a cell phone while passing a school building. According to state law (House Bill 1049), it is illegal for a driver of a motor vehicle to use a handheld wireless telephone while passing a school zone during school hours and when children are present.

Pulaski Tech presents 'An Evening with Graham Gordy'

Pulaski Tech presents 'An Evening with Graham Gordy'

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Actor and playwright Graham Gordy, who is also the co-creator and executive producer of the new Cinemax drama "Quarry," will be the guest speaker at Pulaski Technical College's Big Rock on the Map series on March 10.

The event will include film clips from Gordy's well-known work such as The Love Guru (2008), War Eagle, Arkansas (2007), and Spanola Pepper Sauce Company (2010). Gordy's short films have won awards at the South by Southwest festivals, Austin Film Festival, Nashville Festival and Slamdance. He also was a writer for the Sundance Series "Rectify."

The Big Rock on the Map event will begin at 6 p.m. in the college's Center for Humanities and Arts Theater located at 3000 West Scenic Drive in North Little Rock.

This event is free and open to the public. 

Henderson professor to talk heroes, superheroes at ASMSA lecture

Henderson professor to talk heroes, superheroes at ASMSA lecture

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. — Henderson State University psychology professor Dr. Travis Langley believes comic book superheroes have the ability to teach us about heroes in real life.

Langley will share some of his knowledge about the subject at the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts Science and Café Lecture on Thursday. He is the featured speaker at the event, which will be held at 7 p.m. at Kollective Coffee and Tea, 110 Central Ave. He will speak on “Psychology and Superheroes,” including how superheroes are good stand-ins for the study of what makes real-life heroes.

His lecture will focus on several particular superheroes such as Iron Man, Captain America and Batman. He called them some of the most down-to-earth superheroes, because they don’t have superpowers. They have very human qualities that make them more relatable to real-life individual, according to Langley.

Bryant citizens can voice opinions on park improvements

BRYANT, Ark., —The Bryant Parks Department is now offering citizens the opportunity to prioritize their city park improvements via an online survey. The information will be gathered through the end of the year in order to establish a priority list for future parks improvements.  Utilizing the suggestions of multiple community organizations and Bryant citizens, the survey is comprised of over 50 multiple choice questions that rank each assessed need using a Likert (ranked average) scale of the comprehensive results. The data resulting from this survey will be compiled from now until December 31 at 11:59 p.m. Each survey must be completed in its entirety to be accepted as a qualifying survey.