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Follow the Arkansas Trail of Holiday Lights

With more than 60 festive locations to choose from, Arkansas families are encouraged to start a new holiday tradition by exploring the Arkansas Trail of Holiday of Lights.

Walk down to your own town square or take a cross-state trek to a town unknown. Enjoy the spirit of the season and plot your path on this year's exciting Arkansas Trail of Holiday Lights. A brochure detailing participating cities and activities is available from the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism.

From parades to pony rides, visits with Santa to sipping cider, the Arkansas Trail of Holiday Lights has something for everyone. Starting in some communities as early as Nov. 18, the Trail of Lights officially begins the week of Thanksgiving and illuminates the state throughout the season.

Update: New website for child guardians

Arkansas Voices for the Children Left Behind is one of the oldest non-profits exclusively dedicated to the child's well-being. Friday, they received a gift to help them expand their services.

One out of every 32 children has a parent locked up right now. The need is there for a fully functioning website for child guardians to know their rights and how to get services. It's been a year and a half in the making and Friday Aristotle Web Design unveiled the website for the non-profit worth $15,000.

This is a first look at the website provided by Aristotle Web Design for Arkansas Voices for the Children Left Behind. The organization serves 8-counties, but can now be a presence statewide.

AEDD has holiday gift ideas for sale Saturday


The AEDD Annual Candle Sale is open to the public Saturday December 18th from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm. offering wholesale prices on quality candles.

The following are some of the fragrances offered in individual candles, gift baskets and votives bagged in organza bags: Dickens Christmas, Holly Berry, Winter Forest, Christmas Tree, Mistletoe, Snowflake, Peppermint, Cinnamon, Gingerbread

Other favorites: Vanilla, Green Grass, Lazy Lavender, Candy Apple, German Chocolate Cake, Key Lime Pie, Powder Puff, Blue Water and more popular fragrances

Lacy Landers Center
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Little Rock


Coulson Oil Board of Directors announces management changes

Coulson Oil Board of Directors announces management changes
Coulson Oil Board of Directors Announces Management Changes  


As part of its long-term business plan - including management succession - the Board of Directors of Coulson Oil Company, Inc., announces the election of David Zakrzewski as president of the company, and Eddie Martin and Lance West as senior vice presidents.

Gov. Beebe announces intent to grant pardons

The 15 applicants intended for pardons have completed all jail time, fulfilled all parole-and-probationary requirements and paid all fines related to their sentences. There is a 30-day waiting period to receive public feedback on the pardons before final action is taken.

Governor Beebe intends to grant pardons to the following people:

Johny Adams (Conway): Theft of Property
This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (1999 - Pulaski County), the fact that all terms of the applicant's sentence have been completed and there have been no further criminal-law violations. There are no law-enforcement objections to the application.

Today's THV at 6:30 p.m.: New theater for Argenta

It's called the Argenta Community Theater, or ACT, and it could be a first of its kind in the country. Founder Vince Insalaco has designed the theater to be flexible and intimate. As he told us on Today's THV at 6:30, "There's nothing this theater can't do."

As examples, he points to the Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre's interest in using the space, and a local church with Sunday night services already being planned for the new year. Insalaco says the space will be ideal for fund raisers, awards banquets, parties, pageants, weddings, you name it.

With a state of the art sound and lighting system, the maximum audience is put at around 400. The lower level seating will be removable so that banquet tables can be brought in or even a dance floor. The balcony and mezzanine can also be used for banquet seating.

P. Allen Smith Plant It Pink Festival Update

Planting of 25,000 tulips event details

The Plant it Pink Festival to be held March 25 – April 3,  2011 preparation begins with the planting of 25,000 pink tulips on Main and Maple in the Argenta Arts District of North Little Rock.  P. Allen Smith, the presenting sponsor of the Plant It Pink Festival will be joined by representatives of the Arkansas Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Foundation and the Master Gardeners to assist Jay Miller of Seven Oaks Nursery.

Date, Time, Location 

The planting will start at 9AM in the 400 block of Main Street in NLR, Friday , Dec.