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Let us help you with your yard sale!

Let us help you with your yard sale!

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – Having a yard/rummage/garage sale? We want to help!

Send the following to information to mytown@thv11.com, and we’ll post it for free!

Operation Homefront provides toys to military families this holiday season

Operation Homefront provides toys to military families this holiday season

JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (LRAFB) - Operation Homefront is hosting its second annual toy distribution event for servicemen and women and their spouses who are shopping for their children this holiday season. Military parents will have the opportunity to fill a bag with gifts for each of their children.

“The holiday season can be financially stressful for our military families,” said Jamie Briggs, Community Liaison of Operation Homefront Southern Plains. “Our servicemen and women make a huge sacrifice for our country every day and this is just one small way we can support them and say ‘thank you.’  We are also grateful for the continued support of Verizon Wireless, and other generous sponsors, who help make this event possible.”

The event is Tues., Dec. 17 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Thomas Community Activities Center on the Little Rock Airforce Base.

Children can receive a personal letter straight from Santa

Children can receive a personal letter straight from Santa

UNDATED (UCP) - Your child can receive a personal letter straight from Santa at the North Pole!

Letters will include a personal message from Santa, as well as reindeer food to sprinkle on the lawn on Christmas Eve! Letters are $10 each, and all proceeds will benefit the programs and services of United Cerebral Palsy of Arkansas.

Contact Kristin at (501) 228-3838 or kristin@ucpark.org to purchase your personalized letter from Santa!

Orders need to be placed by Mon., Dec. 16 to ensure delivery before Christmas.

(Source: United Cerebral Palsy of Arkansas)

Ho Ho Ho! Santa’s comin’ to Cabot!

Ho Ho Ho! Santa’s comin’ to Cabot!

CABOT, Ark. (KTHV) – Cabot City Beautiful, Inc. is inviting you to bring all the good little boys and girls to the Cabot Walmart to meet Santa Claus!

Each child will get a free candy cane, and they’ll get to tell Santa what they want for Christmas.

Santa will be available from Nov. 29 to Dec. 23. On Fridays, the kids can see him from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m; Sundays  1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

ASMSA students improve ACT scores, opposite of state, national trends

ASMSA students improve ACT scores, opposite of state, national trends

HOT SPRINGS — In a year where state and national ACT scores dropped across the board, Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts students improved their scores.

In 2013, ASMSA students received an average composite score of 28.6, according to a report released Wednesday. The average composite score for the state was 20.2, and the national average was 20.9. Both the state and national scores dipped from the previous year. ASMSA’s score rose by almost 2 points.

The ACT is scored on a scale of 1 to 36, with 36 being the highest possible score. Students also receive scores in four individual testing areas, which are combined for the composite score. The individual testing areas are English, mathematics, reading and science.

Just Communities of Arkansas Launches Summer Writing Program

Just Communities of Arkansas Launches Summer Writing Program

Just Communities of Arkansas will present its newest youth program for middle school students this summer. In Our Own Voices is a writing adventure in which 6th, 7th and 8th graders will explore issues of identity, diversity, and understanding of others. The program will be held Monday through Friday, July 8-19, from 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. each day at the CALS Children’s Library and Learning Center in Little Rock.

In Our Own Voices is a writing workshop curriculum for middle-school youth that fosters cultural diversity and community while improving creativity, developing communication skills, and building self-esteem. Each day the students will be presented with writing prompts and then encouraged to write and share their own work.