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JCPenny deals for tax-free weekend

JCPenny deals for tax-free weekend

UNDATED, Ark. (KTHV) - One option to take advantage of for some back-to-school shopping and during one of the biggest shopping weekends of the year could be your local JCPenney store . From denim and school uniforms to dorm gear and backpacks, JCPenney is a one-stop shopping destination for all their back-to-school needs. For a limited time, kids will receive $10 haircuts at jcp salons [Valid July 15 – Aug. 31, while appointments last] and $29.99 eyeglasses at all JCPenney optical stores [Valid July 5 – Sept. 15]. 


July 17 - 18 – Tax holiday

*Extended store hours*


Local JCPenney stores. (Go to jcpenney.com and click on “find a store” for nearest location.)

ASU-Beebe: ASU-Searcy Information Expo on July 21

ASU-Beebe: ASU-Searcy Information Expo on July 21

BEEBE, Ark. – Arkansas State University-Searcy, a technical campus of ASU-Beebe, will host an ASU-Searcy Information Expo on Tuesday, July 21; Thursday, July 30; and Wednesday, August 5, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Main Building, Room 117 on the Searcy campus.   

Do you want a second chance at college, obtain your GED, or would you like to increase your earning potential? The ASU-Searcy Information Expo is an excellent opportunity to visit the Searcy campus, learn more about the programs offered, receive information on earning a high school diploma, or explore the funding options and available scholarships. A personal guide will be available to answer questions and assist with the admission process.

ASU-Searcy serves a range of students from high school, through the Regional Career Center or concurrent classes, to non-traditional students earning certificates or associate degrees.

Where you can & can't set off fireworks in central Ark.

Where you can & can't set off fireworks in central Ark.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - With the fourth of July fast approaching, it would be good to know where in central Arkansas you can light your fireworks.

Here are some of the cities where you can and can't shoot off your pyrotechnics:


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.

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.

Judsonia students perform life in 'Natural State'

Judsonia students perform life in 'Natural State'

JUDSONIA, Ark. (KTHV) - First and second graders from Judsonia Elementary are going to perform a program all about Arkansas Thursday, May 7. 

The program will include music, dancing and famous celebrities from Arkansas. There will be two performances, one beginning at 1:30 p.m. for the students and the second at 6 p.m. for the parents. 

Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy the kids’ interpretation of the natural state.