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NLR natives among 40 signees to play football at Tech

NLR natives among 40 signees to play football at Tech

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas Tech University Head Football Coach and Athletic Director Steve Mullins announced the signing of 40 student-athletes to National Football Letters of Intent on Wednesday.

The group of 40 signees includes players from eight different states, including 18 high school players from the state of Arkansas. Among the state of Arkansas signees are three players from Class 7A State semifinalist North Little Rock and Dardanelle High School All-State kicker/punter Randy Velazquez.

Here is list of this year’s signees.

Name                                Pos.      Hgt.  Wgt.    Hometown (High School)

Six NLRHS players sign letters of intent

Six NLRHS players sign letters of intent

On Wednesday, February 1 at 8:15 am in the NLRHS Arena.... NLR Football will have six players signing National Letters of Intent to play college football.

Kendall Williams- Arkansas Tech University
Larry Wilbourn- Arkansas Tech University
Quincey Thomas- Arkansas Tech University
Jonanthan Parks- the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
Kaylon Cooper- Northeast Mississippi Community College
Herb Crossgrow- Arkansas Baptist

Tickets for Hogs game at Dickey-Stephens now on sale

Tickets for Hogs game at Dickey-Stephens now on sale

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Tickets for Arkansas’ baseball game at Dickey-Stephens Park against Louisiana Tech on Tuesday, May 15, will go on sale at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Travs.com, as announced on Monday morning by the Arkansas Travelers. Phone sales begin on Thursday, January 19 at 9 a.m.

Arkansas, which will be playing at Dickey-Stephens Park for the third consecutive year, has played in front of sold out crowds each of the last two years. Last season, more than 10,000 fans packed into the North Little Rock ballpark as the Razorbacks defeated Memphis 7-2.

“We are looking forward to playing at Dickey-Stephens Park for the third straight year,” Arkansas head coach Dave Van Horn said. “The crowds for each of the first two games have been outstanding and we’re excited to play in front of another big crowd this year. Playing in North Little Rock gives our fans in Central Arkansas a great chance to see us play.”

Go for a spin

Go for a spin

Take Your (Two) Wheels for a Spin at Bike Adventures Workshop

Event Teaches Youth Bike Safety, Maintenance, Fun

 

WHO:                         City of North Little Rock’s Fit 2 Live Program, North Little Rock Bicycle Friendly

Community Committee, and Bicycle Advocacy of Central Arkansas

 

WHAT:                      Bike Adventures Workshop

 

WHEN:                      9 a.m. - 12 p.m., Saturday, January 21, 2012

 

Arkansas River Revival runs Oct. 20-29

Arkansas River Revival runs Oct. 20-29

Forty years ago, President Richard Nixon dedicated the Arkansas River Navigation System, which was, at the time, the largest civil works project ever undertaken by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Named for its principal advocates, Senator John L. McClellan (Arkansas) and Senator Robert Kerr (Oklahoma), today the system is responsible for nearly $2 billion in trade transportation in Arkansas annually. In addition, the river provides a wealth of unique recreational and outdoor activities for Arkansas communities and families, as well as visitors to The Natural State.

To highlight the need for further economic development, the Arkansas River Connections is hosting the “Arkansas River Revival,” a 10-day flotilla event along the Arkansas River, October 20-29, 2011.

NLR Family Fun Fest set For Saturday, October 1

NLR Family Fun Fest set For Saturday, October 1

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce’s third annual Family Fun Fest will be held on Saturday, October 1st from 9 am - 4 pm at Dickey-Stephens Park in North Little Rock.

Visit with over 100 vendor booths ranging from arts and crafts to jewelry, clothing and business services. The event will include a Kids & Teen Zone area with inflatables, hands-on activities, rock climbing wall, video gaming stations, creative crafts and more. Enjoy live music and entertainment including four-time Grammy nominated musical duo Trout Fishing in America among other special performers. There will be lots of games and prizes including a chance to win a 46” Sony LED TV from Bedford Camera & Video. Emcees for the event will include Alyse Eady and Craig O’Neall from Today’s THV.

The event is open to the public. Admission is $5 for adults, 12 and under will be admitted at the gate for free.

Cycling tour gets rollin' Sept. 24

Cycling tour gets rollin' Sept. 24

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Cyclists from across the region will participate in the Sixth Annual Big Dam Bridge 100 Cycling Tour of Central Arkansas on Saturday, September 24, 2011. Crossing the longest bridge built specifically for cyclists, runners and walkers, the event is expected to draw about 2,000 riders of all ages. <?xml:namespace prefix = o />

 

The event offers rides from 16-100 miles. The 100 mile tour includes Little Rock, North Little Rock, Maumelle, Mayflower, Conway and Perry County, with volunteers staffing 13 aid stations.