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The Theba Thing: Biking Bliss

The Theba Thing: Biking Bliss

"The Theba Thing" is about stepping out of my comfort zone, meeting new people and trying the things that have been on my mind and heart.

In the fall of 2011, I was bitten by the bike-riding bug. I went biking at Two Rivers Park with my brother and his family visiting from Fayetteville. I knew I was going to “have to” go, because they’re big into outdoor activities.  So I rode one of their extra bikes and I absolutely had the time of my life.

I had no idea these wonderful scenic trails existed so close to where I lived. I sure have been living in a comfortable bubble, which usually means to me, where there are no bugs, no potential for bumps and scratches and plenty of air conditioning.

Nevertheless, I was hooked. I started planning how both my mother and I could enjoy bike riding together, and get my friends in on the action as well.  But first I had to convince mom that she would enjoy it as much as I did.

Arkansas Air Rifle Competition

Arkansas Air Rifle Competition

The 13th Annual Arkansas Junior Three-Position Air Rifle Championship will be held this Saturday, March 10, 2012, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Fisher National Guard Armory, 2600 Poplar Street, in North Little Rock.

The championship was initiated in the fall of 1999 by the National Guard Marksmanship Training Center (located at Camp Robinson in North Little Rock), the Civilian Marksmanship Program, Daisy/U.S. Jaycees Shooter Education Program, National 4-H Shooting Sports, The American Legion, and USA Shooting (the Olympic shooting governing body).

“This is one of the largest groups of junior shooters we have ever had,” says Match Director John Horton. He adds, “We will have 37 shooters per relay from all four corners of the State of Arkansas...with 146 registered participants from 15 different organizations competing, and we’re extremely proud to be doing this for the youth of Arkansas.”

NLRHS player nominated for Gatorade award

NLRHS player nominated for Gatorade award

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- North Little Rock High School Senior Girl's Basketball player Lexus Williams has been nominated for the Gatorade Player of the Year Award.  This is a national award given to the best players' in the entire country. Only 350 players are selected throughout the country. With this nomination Lexus will be in contention for the State and National Award.  Lexus is the 2nd Lady Charging Wildcat to be nominated for a national award. Sandy Jackson was nominated for the McDonald's All-American Award.

'Atta Girl': Pro baseball players Kidd, Caden, Brumfield to speak at Laman

'Atta Girl': Pro baseball players Kidd, Caden, Brumfield to speak at Laman

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The William F. Laman Public Library System of North Little Rock, will screen A League of Their Own with panel discussion to follow. The movie will be shown at 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 25, in the auditorium at the main library at 2801 Orange Street, North Little Rock.

This film is being show in conjunction with Laman Library’s current exhibit, Linedrives and Lipstick: The Untold Story of Women’s Baseball, on display through March 18. A League of Their Own tells a fictionalized account of the real-life All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL).

Joining the panel is:

The Theba Thing: Women who like MMA

The Theba Thing: Women who like MMA

"The Theba Thing" is about stepping out of my comfort zone, meeting new people and trying the things that have been on my mind and heart.

I have watched Mixed Martial Arts for years now.  How did this happen?  Well, I was channel surfing one night and caught two men in this cage-like thing - called The Octagon - not just boxing; but kicking, wrestling and engaged in all of these other creative and amazing maneuvers.  I’m sure my interest to stop on this channel also had something to do with these incredibly-built, bare-chested men. I’m not going to lie.  
 


Nevertheless, I was amazed by the sport itself, because it’s so action packed. You couldn't count anyone out.  A guy could be taller or smaller; have major muscles or look like he’s never lifted a barbell. You just never knew who was going to win with a punch, a submission, a kick, or a leg-lock.

NLR running back ranked third in nation

NLR running back ranked third in nation

North Little Rock Football Running Back Altee Tenpenny is ranked the Number 3 running back in the nation and the number 20 overall player in the nation by Rivals. 

Altee has committed to play football at the University of Alabama.

http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/recruiting/rankings/rank-3053