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Practical nursing classes deadline extended to June 30

Practical nursing classes deadline extended to June 30

SEARCY, Ark. (ASU-Beebe) - Applications are being accepted for the practical nursing classes located at Arkansas State University-Searcy, a technical campus of ASU-Beebe. 

Students may choose to attend full-time day classes at the Searcy campus, or part-time night and weekend classes at the Heber Springs campus.

The final application deadline for Fall 2015 has been extended to June 30, or until available seats are filled.

For more information, contact the Advanced Technology and Allied Health Division secretary at (501) 882-8822 or email albanks@asub.edu; or the Division Chair at 501-882-8811 or email mkmcclanahan@asub.edu; or view the website at www.asub.edu

Beebe's 4th of July Extravaganza

Beebe's 4th of July Extravaganza

BEEBE, Ark. (KTHV) - Get ready for live entertainment, giant waterslides, free food and a firework display at the 4th of July Extravaganza in Beebe. 

On Saturday, July 4 the town of Beebe will hold its largest community event of the year. Festivities will start at 5:30 p.m. at the Beebe ballpark. Live entertainment including local artists 302 Main, Victoria Taylor, 90 Proof and the Luke Williams Band will begin at 5:30 p.m. There will also be three giant waterslides for all ages to enjoy during the celebration along with face paintings and temporary tattoos. 

Free ice cream, drinks and popcorn will be provided by the City of Beebe, and Beebe civic groups and churches will bring the food. 

To avoid the hassle of parking, there will be a shuttle service available from ASU-Beebe Owen center parking lot to the ballpark beginning at 4 p.m.

Free summer movie lineup in Heber Springs

Free summer movie lineup in Heber Springs

HEBER SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) - Free summer movie event 'A Night Under the Stars' begins June 20. 

Teen Recruiters has teamed up with Swank Motion Pictures and local businesses to provide a free movie watching experience at Spring Park in downtown Heber Springs. 

The 2015 lineup includes:

Saturday, June 20- Spare Parts (PG-13)

Saturday, July 11- Paddington (PG)

Saturday, August 22 - Captain America The Winter Solider (PG-13)

Pre-movie events will begin at 7 p.m. and films will begin at dusk. 

Both the pre-movie events and the film showings are free and open for anyone to attend.

For more information on 'A Night Under the Stars' or if you would like to sponsor a free movie night contact Barbara Owens at (501) 238-2413 or Brad Bates (501) 722-0938.

Revive the Rialto campaign underway

Revive the Rialto campaign underway

SEARCY, Ark. (Revive the Rialto) - The Rialto Theater in historic downtown Searcy is soon to receive needed repairs to the front of the iconic movie theater.

Level 3 sex offender arrested

Level 3 sex offender arrested

SEARCY, Ark. (KTHV) - A level 3 sex offender was taken into custody Tuesday, after failing to tell officials his change of address. 

Robert Long, 47, moved from the city of Searcy to the city of Kensett as well as changed his phone number and vehicle without informing a detective. After further questioning, Long was transported to the White County Law Enforcement Center.

He was given a $20,000 bond for the charge of Failure to Comply with Registration and Reporting Requirements of the Sex Offender Act of 1997. 


'Big Hero 6' playing at Searcy's free movie night

SEARCY, Ark. (City of Searcy) - Southern Bank and Main Street Searcy invite you to see Disney's animated hit "Big Hero 6" in Spring Park at dusk (approximately 9:00 p.m.) on Saturday, May 30.

Free admission into Spring Park begins at 7:00 p.m. and "Big Hero 6" will begin around 8:30 or 9:00. This is a free movie night provided by Southern Bank with the cooperation of the Main Street Searcy program.

Each movie-goer will receive one free bag of popcorn and a drink. Tickets for free popcorn and a drink can be picked up at Southern Bank, located at 2208 E. Race Avenue, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tickets will also be available at Spring Park the night of the movie.

Candy, glow necklaces and glow bracelets will be available for purchase during the movie. All proceeds will benefit Main Street Searcy's downtown revitalization efforts.

Shark Tank for kids in Searcy

Shark Tank for kids in Searcy

SEARCY, Ark. (KTHV) - Hayden Balgavy and Sarah Fortner served as Shark Tank panel judges in Searcy Wednesday.

At Westside Elementary, Mrs. Blansett’s 1st graders exhibited inventions, apps and robots to try to win a panel of “shark investors.”

This project went hand-in-hand with learning about past inventors like Edison and Franklin.

Things like “Rosa the robot” who cleans your room for you, the kindness app for ways to respond to bullies, even an app for weather, that’s only for kids, were among the prototypes presented.