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Officials fight spread of Chronic Wasting Disease

Officials fight spread of Chronic Wasting Disease

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Last month, The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission confirmed an elk was the first case of Chronic Wasting Disease in the natural state. Since then, two deer have also tested positive for the deadly disease.

While the disease can’t be contracted to humans, it is still something Arkansans should take seriously.

18th Annual Youth Fishing Derby

18th Annual Youth Fishing Derby

JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - Jacksonville Parks and Recreation and Arkansas Game and Fish are sponsoring a Youth Fishing Derby for fishing enthusiast ages 15 and under, Saturday, September 19 at the Jacksonville Shooting Complex.

Registration is free and will be at the Jacksonville Shooting Complex from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. on Saturday, September 19. Tournament will be 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., rain or shine.

Prizes will be awarded after the derby for different categories such as smallest fish caught, most fish caught and longest fish caught. You must be present to win.

For Derby regulations and more info, call (501) 982-4171.

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.

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

Celebrate Christmas in the Wild at Little Rock Zoo

Celebrate Christmas in the Wild at Little Rock Zoo

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Come celebrate Christmas at the Little Rock Zoo!

On December 7 and 14, you and your family can come to the Little Rock Zoo at 9:30 a.m. or 1 p.m. to take photos with Santa, enjoy hot cocoa and treats, and even get to watch a special animal visit!

A spokesperson with the zoo said children will also get to make crafts and follow to Santa to present gifts to the animals.

Tickets have to be purchased in advance for this event. Members can get tickets for $15 and nonmembers can get tickets for $20. The price does include zoo admission.

Call (501) 661-7218 for more information or go to the Little Rock Zoo website: http://on.kthv.com/1bo1dsE

Live Salsa Music & More During Latino Food & Music Festival

Live Salsa Music & More During Latino Food & Music Festival

Saturday, September 14, 6-10pm, enjoy a night of delicious Latin food, wonderful atmosphere, live salsa music, and even better company!

Featuring food vendors from Brazil, Argentina, El Salvador, Mexico, Honduras, Bolivia, Columbia & Nicaragua. It all happens at the Argenta Farmers Market Plaza, 520 Main Street, Argenta Arts District, downtown NLR.

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.