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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.

Arkansas Game and Fish host youth shooting championship

Arkansas Game and Fish host youth shooting championship

JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - The Arkansas Youth Shooting State Championship will be held this weekend at the Arkansas Game and Fish complex in Jacksonville.

Junior high and high school students from all over the state of Arkansas will compete in the trap shooting championship both Friday, May 22 and Saturday, May 23. 

More than 300 students, representing the top 16 schools in Arkansas are competing for the 2015 State Championship. 

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.

 

This Week in Argenta

This Week in Argenta

October 29: Live Entertainment!
Joint Venture Improv Comedy Group at The Joint

October 29: Ristorante Capeo weekly dinners inlcude Chicken Cacciatore plus the Chicken and Mushroom Risotto of the Week.

October 30: Live Entertainment!
Singer/Songwriter Heather Smith Patio Show at Crush Wine Bar
Pow Wow Launch Party at The Joint

Color Run debuts Kaleidoscope Tour in Little Rock

Color Run debuts Kaleidoscope Tour in Little Rock

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Color Run) The Color Run, one of the largest event series in the nation, will be in Little Rock on November 8. The event will be held at Medi-Park/River Market Ampitheatre and will begin at 9 am. Registration is open for individual runners and teams.

In 2014, The Color Run is introducing their new Kaleidoscope Tour. Kaleidoscopes demonstrate the beauty of motion and change. Whether it’s new runners getting ready for their first 5k, or seasoned athletes remembering what it feels like to just run for fun, the Kaleidoscope Tour will be an unforgettable event that will be filled with 5k magic. Participants can expect novel course attractions, fresh participant gear and new store merchandise. This event includes activation with national partners Shout and KIND Snacks.

Date set for Biketoberfest 2014

Date set for Biketoberfest 2014

LITTLE ROCK ARK. (LRRM) – The Little Rock River Market, Chainwheel and Recycle Bikes for Kids will bring back last year’s hit bicycling event, Biketoberfest, on Sunday, October 19th, from 12pm – 5pm in the River Market Pavilions. This 2nd annual event will feature Bikes, Beer, Music, Art and even more fun than was had in 2013.

“Our first Biketoberfest was a great success with over 400 people in attendance. Everyone had such a good time that we decided to take the best elements of that event and expand both the length of the event and variety of things to do and see as part of it,” said Diana Long, Director of River Market Operations for the Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau.

#PhilBikes100: Scouting the Big Dam Bridge 100 Course

#PhilBikes100: Scouting the Big Dam Bridge 100 Course


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - With less than a week to go until the Big Dam Bridge 100, THV 11's Phil Buck went out Monday and drove the entire 100-mile course for the ride. When he left he was already nervous, when he returned he was terrified from what he saw.

"The overall elevation change is about identical, just a couple hundred feet difference. It's just that it's a little bit more condensed this year into 2 climbs versus a whole bunch of little climbs," said Big Dam Bridge 100 event director Fred Phillips. "It's a winding climb for the 100-mile road but the last ¾ or mile of getting up to the top of Wye [Mountain] and going over towards Little Italy, that one you got to press the pedals just a little bit."