Archives for May 2014

Lake Dardanelle State Park in Russellville Event Schedule for June 2014

Ongoing Events Lake Cruise –Explore the wonders of Lake Dardanelle and the Arkansas River aboard the state park tour boat. Enjoy abundant wildlife, amazing history, and astounding views of the river valley throughout this 1 hour cruise. There is no fee for the tour, but space is limited. You must register for the tour. Call […]

Severe Weather Outlook for Thursday, May 29, 2014

An upper level low pressure system near the Arkansas/Louisiana border will affect the Arkansas weather through the weekend. However, after Friday, the low will begin to weaken and move away from Arkansas. Thus, after tomorrow, the coverage of showers and thunderstorms will be diminishing. From today through the weekend, the thunderstorms that occur will produce […]

Severe Weather Outlook for Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

There will be showers and thunderstorms in Arkansas from time to time from today into the weekend. Some of these storms will produce gusty winds. However, any severe weather would be very isolated. We will occasionally have large clusters of strong thunderstorms passing by to the south of Arkansas. This will cut off some of […]

‘Silent Killer’ Infects an Estimated 38,000 Adult Arkansans

The Arkansas Health Department is urging Arkansans born between 1945 and 1965 to be tested for Hepatitis C.  An estimated 38,000 adult Arkansans may be living with the blood borne virus that harms the liver and contributed to at least 1,538 deaths in Arkansas between 1999 and 2012. To put this number into perspective, “Hep […]

Severe Weather Possibility to Remain in Texas for the Next Few Days

Any severe weather possibility for the next few days is expected to remain in the Texas area, although an occasional thunderstorm will be possible for the Arkansas River Valley at least through Tuesday and, very possibly, through the next week. A slow moving storm system across the southern Plains will bring a few days of […]

Severe Weather Outlook for Friday, May 23, 2014

Beginning later tonight and continuing through Sunday, there will be some thunderstorms in Arkansas from time to time, especially over the northern half of the state. Coverage will be scattered, so this will be a “threat of rain once in awhile” situation. There could be a small number of severe storms, with damaging winds probably […]

Beatlemania Takes Over Paris Benefiting the Boys and Girls Club

“The 4 Fabs”, a Beatles Tribute Band will be performing at the Paris Middle School Auditorium at 6:30pm, June 7th, concluding a full day of events planned to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Paris. Tickets are $10 each, and all seating is “general admission” and LIMITED, so be sure to get your tickets […]

Aquatic Conservation Experience Camp to be held in June at Lake Dardanelle State Park

A.C.E. Camp explores ways to enjoy and conserve our aquatic environments in and around Lake Dardanelle. This camp spans two days. Camp will be held 5-9 pm on Friday June 20th and 9am-2pm on Saturday, June 21st, and teach kids ages 10-13 about many of the creatures that call the area home, as well as […]

Severe Weather Outlook for Thursday, May 15, 2014

From mid afternoon on through a good part of the this evening, we will have some scattered thunderstorms in the state. While chances for severe weather are not very high, some of the storms could produce small hail and gusty winds. An unsettled weather pattern will affect Arkansas into the weekend. While any severe storms […]

Severe Weather Outlook for Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Any severe storms today would be isolated and confined to the eastern part of the state during the afternoon and early evening. On Wednesday, any severe weather would likely be from late morning into the afternoon over the extreme eastern part of the state. For the tornado recovery areas: There will be a small chance […]

Museum of Automobiles “Mustangs on the Mountain Show & Shine” Scheduled for Sunday May 25th

On Sunday, May 25th, Mustangs will again return to The Museum of Automobiles on Petit Jean Mountain for “Mustangs On The Mountain”.  This annual “Show & Shine” event will begin at 11:00am and end at 3:00pm.  There is no spectator fee to see these Mustangs.  Approximately 60 Mustangs from Arkansas and surrounding states will participate. […]

Severe Weather Outlook for Monday, May 12, 2014

From this afternoon through this evening, a few severe thunderstorms could occur over the northwest half of the state. Best chances will be west of a line from De Queen to Clinton to Salem (Fulton County). Large hail and damaging winds will be the severe weather threats. Chances for an isolated tornado are low but […]

Van Buren’s Old Timer’s Day Arts & Crafts Festival this Weekend

Van Buren’s popular annual arts & crafts festival on Historic Main Street is set for this weekend, May 16th through the 18th.  Six blocks of Van Buren’s Main Street will be closed off to provide space for more than 200 exhibitors from more than seven states. A variety of food and entertainment will be available, […]

Severe Weather Outlook for Sunday, May 11, 2014

A few thunderstorms will probably pop up this afternoon. Chances of any severe weather are rather low. A very slow-moving cold front will begin to affect Arkansas on Monday. Showers and thunderstorms will be scattered across the state on Monday afternoon. Coverage will increase greatly Monday night and continue at least through Tuesday into Tuesday […]

Severe Weather Outlook for Saturday, May 10, 2014

Thunderstorms today and Sunday will be only spotty in nature. Although an isolated severe storm cannot be totally ruled out, the overall risk of severe weather is low. The next cold front is likely to bring numerous showers and thunderstorms to Arkansas early next week. This will probably begin Monday afternoon in the west and […]

Western Arkansas Ballet Presents Peter Pan

The Western Arkansas Ballet will be performing Peter Pan May 9th and 10th, 7:30pm each evening, at 4701 Grand Avenue in Fort Smith.  Tickets are on sale now! Adult tickets are $25 each. Children (up to 18 years of age) and college student tickets are $15 each.   College students must have a valid school ID […]

Severe Weather Outlook for Thursday, May 8, 2014

Thunderstorms are likely to make their way into parts of western Arkansas by midday and then continue on to the east after that, reaching the central part of the state by late afternoon and eastern Arkansas during the evening. Some thunderstorms are likely to continue in the eastern part of the state throughout the overnight […]

Lake Dardanelle State Park in Russellville announces their events schedule for May 2014

Lake Cruise (dates and times listed within the following calendar) – Explore the wonders of Lake Dardanelle and the Arkansas River aboard the state park tour boat. Enjoy abundant wildlife, amazing history, and astounding views of the river valley throughout this 1 hour cruise. There is no fee for the tour, but space is limited. […]

Severe Weather Outlook for Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Thunderstorms should enter western Arkansas around midday on Thursday. They will make their way toward the east after that. The storms will probably reach the tornado clean-up areas by late afternoon. Storms will progress into eastern Arkansas during the evening, and will probably linger in the eastern half of the state after midnight. We could […]

Severe Weather Outlook by John Robinson

Some thunderstorms should make it into western Arkansas Thursday afternoon and continue moving east after that. The storms will probably reach the tornado clean-up areas late Thursday afternoon or early Thursday evening. Storms will continue into the late night hours over eastern Arkansas. Severe weather chances on Thursday should be in western Arkansas, mainly west […]

Yell County Authorities Seek Residential Burglary Suspect

The Yell County Sheriff’s Office reports they are looking for information concerning the vehicle shown in the photos above.  The office says the vehicle appears to be a Mitsubishi SUV.  It is a suspect vehicle in a residential burglary that occurred last week between Ola and Plainview.  Anyone knowing who this vehicle belongs to or […]

Increased Threat of Wildfires in Arkansas Today/Threat of Severe Thunderstorms Later in the Week

The National Weather Service warns that southwest winds will increase across Arkansas today…with sustained speeds of 15 to 20 MPH becoming common.  Wind gusts of 25 to 30 MPH will be possible heading into the afternoon hours…especially over parts of north central and central Arkansas. As a result…a Lake Wind Advisory is in effect through […]