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18th Annual Youth Fishing Derby

18th Annual Youth Fishing Derby

JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - Fish enthusiasts ages 15 and under are preparing for a day of outdoor fun in Jacksonville. 

Jacksonville Parks and Recreation along with Arkansas Game and Fish are hosting their 18th Annual Youth Fishing Derby Saturday, June 20 at Dupree Lake at #1 Park St. 

Registration is free and will begin at 7 a.m. The tournament will start at 8 a.m. and will last until 10 a.m. rain or shine. 

Prizes will be awarded for different derby categories such as smallest fish caught, most fish caught and longest fish caught. Participants must be present to receive the awards. 

For more information on the Youth Fishing Derby, call (501) 982-4171.

Splash Zone celebrates its 10th year

Splash Zone celebrates its 10th year

JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - Splash Zone wants to celebrate their tenth year of business with the public, so they are having a party. 

On Friday, May 22 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Splash Zone at 201 Martin Street in Jacksonville, Ark. will be having a celebration that will include chances to win Splash Zone passes and other giveaways. Admission in to the park will be $5, and slides will be free. Those who attend must be 48" or taller to ride the slides. 

Concession food and drinks will be available. 

Local junior golfers compete for national competition

Local junior golfers compete for national competition

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) - The Conway Country Club plans to host a tournament for local junior golfer at the beginning of June. 

The Arkansas District of Optimist International is inviting all local junior golfer to compete in the Arkansas Junior Optimist Qualifying Golf Tournament Saturday, June 6. Girls and boys ages 10 through 18 are eligible to compete. 

Winners of the competition can qualify to compete in the Optimist International Junior Golf Championships at the PGA National Resort and Spa Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. in late July. 

If you would like to register for the Arkansas Junior Optimist Qualifying Golf Tournament or find out more information, please call the Conway Country Club at (501) 450-9159.

 

Benton PD needs help locating runaway teen

Benton PD needs help locating runaway teen

BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) - The Benton Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding a 17-year-old who ran away from his home Thursday, April 23.

Christopher Bennett left his home Thursday, and according to reports, has not been seen from his parents since. 

Bennett is described as being a white male standing at approximately 5'6" tall and weighing at around 150 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He is believed to still be in the central Arkansas area. 

Police stated that any person who knowingly harbors a runaway could face charges. 

Anyone with information about Bennett's whereabouts is encouraged to contact the Benton Police Department at (501) 778-1171 or (501) 315-TIPS.

 

Jacksonville police crack down on texting while driving

Jacksonville police crack down on texting while driving

JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - Starting April 13, Jacksonville law enforcement will be raising awareness to the dangers behind texting and driving. 

The Jacksonville Police Department will be taking part in a national campaign called U Drive. U Text. U Pay. This campaign will combine harsher enforcement along with increased advertising and media outreach. 

“Driving and texting is illegal and irresponsible. People who break our State’s texting law will be stopped and fined. If you drive and text, you will pay,” said April Kiser.  “For those who say that driving and texting is an epidemic, we believe enforcement of our state texting law is part of the cure.”

All drivers are banned from sending text messages while driving (Arkansas Criminal Statue 27-51-1504).  The fine for texting and driving in Jacksonville is $175.00.

For more information, please visit www.distraction.gov.

Expansions expected for Sherwood

Expansions expected for Sherwood

SHERWOOD, Ark. (KTHV) - According to Arkansas Business, Galley Support Innovations Inc. announced Thursday that it plans to add another 21,000-SF on to the property adjacent to its Manson Road headquarters. 

GSI expansion hopes to accommodate several new multi-million dollar contracts. The business makes interior hardware such as locks, hinges and other door parts. 

Arkansas Business reported that most of the new contracts will be for interior hardware for luxury Gulfstream aircraft. 

For more information regarding the GSI expansion in Sherwood, click here

 

Jacksonville museum to celebrate Vietnam Veterans Day

Jacksonville museum to celebrate Vietnam Veterans Day

JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - The Jacksonville Museum of Military History will host a "Welcome Home" event to remember and honor Vietnam veterans Saturday, April 11. 

On May 25, 2012, President Barack Obama declared May 28, 2012 through November 11, 2025 as the 'Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War.' 

The museum will be open at no charge to the public from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on April 11. There will be several exhibits on display at the event. There will also be live music and a showing of the new documentary "The Last days in Vietnam" presented by AETN.