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The Theba Thing: Biking Bliss

The Theba Thing: Biking Bliss

"The Theba Thing" is about stepping out of my comfort zone, meeting new people and trying the things that have been on my mind and heart.

In the fall of 2011, I was bitten by the bike-riding bug. I went biking at Two Rivers Park with my brother and his family visiting from Fayetteville. I knew I was going to “have to” go, because they’re big into outdoor activities.  So I rode one of their extra bikes and I absolutely had the time of my life.

I had no idea these wonderful scenic trails existed so close to where I lived. I sure have been living in a comfortable bubble, which usually means to me, where there are no bugs, no potential for bumps and scratches and plenty of air conditioning.

Nevertheless, I was hooked. I started planning how both my mother and I could enjoy bike riding together, and get my friends in on the action as well.  But first I had to convince mom that she would enjoy it as much as I did.

Bryant to face Watson Chapel at new fieldhouse dedication

Bryant to face Watson Chapel at new fieldhouse dedication

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) -- The all-new Murphy Jones Field House will be dedicated at 4:40 pm on March 2 at the Watson Chapel School Varsity baseball field.

The state-of-the-art field house was made possible by funds from the Jones family of Sissy's Log Cabin. The facility will be used for baseball.

The first game played using the new facility will be Watson Chapel vs. Bryant, which will start immediately after the dedication ceremony.

Watson Chapel High School is located at 4000 Camden Road in Pine Bluff.

34th Annual Boys and Girls Club Golf Tournament

34th Annual Boys and Girls Club Golf Tournament

On March 30, 2012, the Boys and Girls Club of Saline County will host its 34th annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser. The tournament will be held at Longhills Golf Course in Benton. Participants may register in teams of four or as individuals. Registration fees for foursomes will be $340 or $85 per person. Registration fees include lunch, mulligans, and driving range balls. The tournament will tee off at 8:00 am. Lunch will be served at 12:00 pm, and the afternoon tee time will be 1:00 pm. 

Registration must be turned in to Deena Johnson at the Boys and Girls Club or to Longhills Golf Couse by March 28.

Your support from this event is invaluable as we strive to provide for and serve the youth of Saline County. Come enjoy a day on the links with us on March 30th.

For more information, call Deena Johnson (501) 315-8100

 

The Theba Thing: Women who like MMA

The Theba Thing: Women who like MMA

"The Theba Thing" is about stepping out of my comfort zone, meeting new people and trying the things that have been on my mind and heart.

I have watched Mixed Martial Arts for years now.  How did this happen?  Well, I was channel surfing one night and caught two men in this cage-like thing - called The Octagon - not just boxing; but kicking, wrestling and engaged in all of these other creative and amazing maneuvers.  I’m sure my interest to stop on this channel also had something to do with these incredibly-built, bare-chested men. I’m not going to lie.  
 


Nevertheless, I was amazed by the sport itself, because it’s so action packed. You couldn't count anyone out.  A guy could be taller or smaller; have major muscles or look like he’s never lifted a barbell. You just never knew who was going to win with a punch, a submission, a kick, or a leg-lock.

Bryant school events

Bryant school events

The following events are scheduled to occur in the Bryant School District in the next 1-2 weeks: 

  • Walk to School Day: Wednesday, October 5th from 7:00 - 8:00 AM at Hurricane Creek Elementary. Each year, HCES takes a day to promote active lifestyles and a healthy environment by everyone walking to school! Even the children who live too far to walk to entire way will meet together at various locations and walk the rest of the way to class. This is always a fun, high energy event, so come join us!
  • Bryant High School Homecoming: Friday, October 7th at Hornet Stadium. The tradition continues!

Get down and dirty at Saline Co. Mud Bowl

Get down and dirty at Saline Co. Mud Bowl

Saline County Mud Bowl of 2011 will be held Saturday, September 24 at Bishop Park in Bryant.

This is a family event with food, drinks, and inflatable jump houses for the children. To sign up a team to play mud volleyball you will need to have at least 6 players per team and an entry fee of $10 per player.  All proceeds go to the American Red Cross.

This event will start at 11 am.  We will have a registration table to sign up last minute teams the morning of the event at 10 am.

Everyone that has participated in the past has had a great time.  Help your community today by signing up a team and come out to join the FUN!! For more information or to request a registration form call Jessica Griffin at 501-847-7275 or Cindy Bell at 501-847-0483.