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4th annual World Cheese Dip Championship to be held soon

4th annual World Cheese Dip Championship to be held soon

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (WCDC) – The 4th Annual World Cheese Dip Championship, Benefiting Harmony Health Clinic, will be held at the Bernice Gardens and South Main Street on Saturday, October 25, 2014, from 11-3pm.

Over the past three events, over 10,000 people have come together to celebrate the local phenomenon known as cheese dip by casting their votes to decide what is the best tasting recipe in the world. Teams are divided into Amateur and Professional divisions, and winners will be determined through a series of blind tastings by judges. Festival attendees will also be able to vote to determine who will receive this year’s PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS.

Online registration is open at cheesedip.net for both Amateur and Professional Divisions of the World Cheese Dip Championship until October 10, 2014.

Take a look at the Arkansas State Fair handbooks

Take a look at the Arkansas State Fair handbooks

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The 75th annual Arkansas State Fair is coming up soon! As a matter of fact, it runs from October 10 to 19. 

Moment of silence for Ferguson, MO planned in Little Rock, nation

Moment of silence for Ferguson, MO planned in Little Rock, nation

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – A National Moment of Silence has been planned for August 14 at 7 p.m. EST in memory if Michael Brown, who recently died during an officer-involved shooting in Ferguson, Missouri.

In Little Rock, participants for the moment of silence will be gathered at the Arkansas State Capitol. A Facebook page dedicated to event says people will gather at 6 p.m., and the moment of silence will begin at 6:20 p.m.

The page also requests that participants bring candles and signs with names of the fallen or other messages about police violence or community strength in addition to a red cloth or ribbon as a sign of solidarity. Participants are reminded to remain respectful as it is a moment intended for healing and remembrance.

Learn more at the Facebook page: http://on.kthv.com/1uy5ZNn

Blood drives happening in August

Blood drives happening in August

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Red Cross)— The American Red Cross encourages all eligible blood donors to make an appointment to donate blood soon to help prevent a shortage.

During the summer months, on average, about two fewer donors give blood at each Red Cross blood drive than what is needed to meet the needs of patients. Vacations and summer activities are among the reasons regular donors may not find the time to give. But, patients don’t get a vacation from needing blood – the need is constant.

As a national network, the Red Cross has a unique responsibility to help ensure blood is available for patients whenever and wherever it is needed. By donating blood or platelets through the Red Cross, donors may be helping patients in their community or patients across the nation.

Red blood cells have a shelf life of only 42 days and platelets just five days, so they must constantly be replenished.

Levy Baptist Church to hold World War I Commemorative Service

Levy Baptist Church to hold World War I Commemorative Service

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (LBC) - Levy Baptist Church in North Little Rock will have a Commemoration Service marking the 100th Anniversary of the declaration of World War I.  The service will be Monday Evening, August 4th at 6:00PM in the Sanctuary of Levy Baptist at 3501 Pike Avenue. 

Cary Bradburn, Historian for the North Little Rock History Commission, will be speaking on the topic of Faith during the war and also how and why America got involved in the war.

The History Commission will also set up a pictorial display of WWI photos from Camp Pike (currently camp Robinson) and Fort Roots in the fellowship hall that can be viewed before and after the service.

During the service the hymns sung and scriptures read all appeared in various hymn and devotion books given to the troops.

“We welcome the entire community to share in this unique service” says Pastor Steven Tiner.

(Source: Levy Baptist Church)

Film crew coming to Little Rock for church documentary

Film crew coming to Little Rock for church documentary

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (40N40) -  A Christian Film Team is traveling across the US along I40, researching churches and conducting interviews as part of a Documentary titled 40 Churches in 40 Weeks TM; slated to be released in 2015.

“The focus of the documentary,” says creator Sharon Bollum, “is to get Christians and Church Leaders to candidly discuss what’s working, as well as what isn’t working, inside the Christian Community.

Christians are meant to be on a journey of becoming more and more like Jesus Christ. We’re supposed to be known as the most loving, forgiving, accepting and humble people on earth yet we are often better known as judgmental, hypocritical and even hateful. That’s a problem we have to face and endeavor to change.

Campbell and LRFW 2014 models visit Pinnacle Pointe Hospital

Campbell and LRFW 2014 models visit Pinnacle Pointe Hospital

Little Rock, Ark. - On July 2nd, Little Rock Fashion Week founder and executive producer Brandon D. Campbell and several models participating in LRFW 2014 events July 14-19 visited youth at Pinnacle Pointe Hospital. Campbell shared his story about growing up in Little Rock, during the height of the city's gang violence, and how he decided to make a difference in the world by being successful. Models shared their inspiration and helped give out prizes to the kids. The sixth annual LRFW is July 14-19 at various locations in Little Rock. Tickets can be purchased at www.littlerockfashionweek.com.