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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!

SBA seeks nominations for Arkansas Small Business Person of the Year, Small Business Champions

SBA seeks nominations for Arkansas Small Business Person of the Year,  Small Business Champions

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (SBA) The U.S. Small Business Administration Arkansas District Office is seeking successful and inspiring entrepreneurs to represent Arkansas during SBA’s 2014 Small Business Week.  Nominations are due January 17, 2014.

“This is the time to honor an outstanding entrepreneur in your area.  Small business owners are so important to the strength of our country, and these awards provide an opportunity to celebrate their success,” said Yolanda Garcia Olivarez, SBA Regional Administrator.  Olivarez heads Region VI which serves more than 3.3 million entrepreneurs in Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.  “Each day these men and women overcome obstacles with creativity and perseverance, and help create jobs for themselves and others.”

Do your Christmas shopping at the Conway Expo Center

Do your Christmas shopping at the Conway Expo Center

CONWAY, Ark. (Conway Regional) - Dazzle Daze 2013 will offer shoppers from all over Central Arkansas a chance to fill their holiday shopping lists on Nov. 21 through the 23 at the Conway Expo Center. The Expo Center is located at 2505 E. Oak St/Hwy64E in Conway.

Almost 90 merchants are expected this year offering shoppers such merchandise as jewelry, gourmet food, décor, clothing, toys, artwork, and numerous other holiday gift items.

Dazzle Daze will begin with “Girls’ Nite Out,” Thursday, Nov.  21, 6-9 pm. Girls’ Nite Out will feature:                                                                     

Nonprofits receive $17,500 through Operation Round-Up

Nonprofits receive $17,500 through Operation Round-Up

JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (First Electric Cooperative) – Nineteen nonprofit organizations received funds recently through First Electric Cooperative’s Operation Round-Up program. Community members on the Operation Round-Up Board of Trustees approved $17,500 in donations.

Recipients by county include:

•In Arkansas County, Arkansas County Single Parent Scholarship Fund and DeWitt Senior Center each received $1,000.

•In Cleburne County, Care Cap Connections/Volunteer America-1776 received $500 and Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Cleburne County, Wilburn Volunteer Fire Department and Drasco Fire Department each received $1,000. 

•In Garland County, Hot Springs Village Walk for Cancer Research received $1,000. 

•In Lonoke County, Arkansas Waterfowl Association received $500 and Lonoke County Museum, Lonoke County Safe Haven and Scott Fire Protection District each received $1,000.

Tara & Co Fine Diamonds celebrates Grand Opening

Tara & Co Fine Diamonds celebrates Grand Opening

Van and Rachael Simpson, owners of Tara & Co Fine Diamonds, celebrated the opening of their new store with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on May 6, 2013.  The new store, located at 2719 East Race Avenue, features a blend of rustic and modern interiors that will inspire you to pick out something special for that special someone. 

For over 35 years, Tara & Co. has been one of the most trusted names in jewelry in the Searcy region.  They are a well-established jewelry store that has grown with our community from a small store to a multiple brand jewelry retailer.  They specialize in brilliant diamonds, beautiful fine jewelry, elegant watches, treasured gifts, custom made styles and expert jewelry repairs.  Tara & Co. is committed to make every customer "feel at home" with their personalized service and classic to cutting edge jewelry designs.

BBB: Watch for post-disaster 'red flags'

BBB: Watch for post-disaster 'red flags'

The damage caused by natural disasters such as floods and tornadoes can often bring out the best in people, as strangers reach out to help others in need. Unfortunately, the aftermath of a crisis also brings out persons who take advantage of those who have already been victimized.

Some of the most common "after-disaster" scams involve home repairs, clean-up efforts, heating and cooling equipment and flood-damaged cars.

The Better Business Bureau has the following advice for consumers:

It's not too late for Christmas deliveries

It's not too late for Christmas deliveries

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - If you still haven't sent out your holiday gifts yet, you still have some time, and a few options. Though the deadline for pre-Christmas delivery via FedEx Ground is December 17th, last-minute shippers still have options. More than 82 percent of all packages shipped via FedEx Ground are delivered in three business days or less. Plus, procrastinators have until Saturday, December 22nd to ship items via FedEx Express for delivery in the continental U.S. on December 24th.   

As online and in-store shoppers check off their lists, FedEx expects to see more than 280 million shipments pass through its worldwide shipping networks during the holiday season. To manage the extra volume, FedEx has increased its workforce by approximately 20,000 seasonal positions.

(source: FedEx)