December 12, 2018

Finding Dibs...Service Dogs of Distinction

"Service Dogs of Distinction" is a non-profit organization with the goal of providing quality service dogs to veterans with PTSD, TBI or related illness.  This organization searches for rescued dogs that will fit their program from local animal shelters, donations and rescue organizations.  We follow co-founder and trainer Marsha Wyatt on her journey in finding Dibs...watch below.  

Click to watch "Finding Dibs"





Twenty-two veterans a day commit suicide.  These men and women feel alone, misunderstood and devalued as human beings. These rescued dogs bring hope to veterans and a chance for a better life.  In many local cases, "Service Dogs of Distinction" is a veteran's last resort because Department of Veteran's Affairs does not provide nor reimburse veterans for service dogs.

If you are a veteran or know a veteran suffering from PTSD, TBI or related illness and are in need of a service dog or would like to make a donation or get involved please contact them at:


 For more information on the organization or how to donate go here:  

info@servicedogsofdistinction.org

Client Coordinator/Co-Founder
Marsha@servicedogsofdistinction.org

President and Founder
Don@servicedogsofdistinction.org

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"Service Dogs of Distinction" Web Series
Presented by




And


Proud media sponsor of the web Series "Service Dogs of Distinction"




December 7, 2018

Do The Ozarks Branson Holiday Special This Sunday at 11 am on The Arkansas CW

The Arkansas CW Crew had a chance to check out Branson and Silver Dollar City for the 2018 holiday season!  You can check out what Branson has for you during this holiday season by going on an adventure with the crew in a 1 hour special this Sunday at 11 am on the Arkansas CW.  


Teaser Promo for Special





Here is a list of where you can find The Arkansas CW in our area.

Antenna: 29.2 or 40.2
Cox Cable:  4 or  2004
AT&T U-verse: 30 or 1030
DirecTV: 41
DISH: 21 




December 6, 2018

The Arkansas CW Crew had a chance to check out the Branson's Gift of Lights Displays!

The Arkansas CW Crew had a chance to check out the Branson's Gift of Lights!  They are open until January 1st and hours of operations are 5 pm to 11 pm.  Morgahn spoke with General Manager Steve Hager about the 300 displays they have for you to drive through. Plus, you can see Santa and grab some free treats for the ride.  You can find out more by checking out the interview below and the Crew checks out the lights.





They are located at Shepherd of the Hills Expressway @ Expressway Lane 
Branson, MO  or you can go to bransonlights.com for more information. 



December 3, 2018

The Crew spoke with some of the Hughes family from the Hughes Brothers Christmas Show.

The Crew had a chance to sit down with Jason Hughes along with some of the other family members from the Hughes Brothers Christmas Show.  Hughes Brothers Christmas Show is one of the largest family shows in Branson and is held at the Hughes Brothers Theater.  Their Christmas Show was awarded best Christmas show in Branson 10 times.  It is a Christmas wonderland filled with season's best vocal harmonies exciting dances with some light humor that everyone loves about the Hughes Brother Show.  Check out the interview below.


Interviews with Hughes Family members


They are located at 3425 W 76 Country Blvd, Branson, MO 65616 or you can go to hughesbrotherstheatre.com for more information. 



November 30, 2018

The Crew checked out the World's largest Toy Museum in Branson

The Arkansas CW Crew had a chance to check out the World's Largest Toy Museum complex that is located in Branson.  They have over 1 million toys spread across three buildings.  They have a Paul Harvey exhibit of his life as a child recreated with the original furnishings from his childhood and a electric train exhibit. Come along with the crew as we check out the museum.  Click below to watch an interview about the place and watch our tour. 


   Interview with 
General Manager Chris Newsom 
and the Crew takes a look at the museum.




Photo Gallery from Museum




They are located at 3609 W Hwy 76 in Branson, MO 65616.  or you can go to worldslargesttoymuseum.com for more information.



November 29, 2018

We Need Your Help This Holiday Season!

We need your help this holiday season!  It's time for The Arkansas CW Toy Drive brought to you by Johnson, Vorhees and Martucci Attorneys at Law and McLarty Daniel benefiting our local children's shelter.  

The Arkansas CW Crew, on Friday, December 7th from 2 pm to 6 pm, will be at the Walmart Super Center on 4208 Pleasant Crossing BLVD in Rogers collecting toy donations. 

Leading up the the toy drive from November 29th through morning of December 6th we will be collecting toys at the below drop off locations.  

Our toy collections will be donated to our local Northwest Arkansas Children's Shelter.  You can make a difference in a child's life this Christmas!  The holidays are difficult time for children and youth in our local shelter.  Many are unable to return home to their families.  Help us brighten Christmas morning for our local children in need.  Below you will find a list of what is needed to help out the shelter!  Click here for gift ideas.

Here are drop off locations:
November 29th through morning of December 6th

Johnson, Vorhees and Martucci
811 N. Dixieland Road
Rogers, Arkansas

McLarty Daniel Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram
2501 SE Moberly Ln
Bentonville, Arkansas

McLarty Daniel Chevrolet
1159 N 45th St
Springdale, Arkansas

McLarty Daniel Ford Lincoln
2609 S Walton Blvd
Bentonville, Arkansas

McLarty Daniel Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Fiat of Springdale
3709 S Thompson St
Springdale, Arkansas

McLarty Daniel Nissan
2501 SE Moberly Ln
Bentonville, Arkansas

McLarty Daniel Buick GMC
2201 SE Moberly Ln
Bentonville, AR



Special Thanks to our sponsors and Walmart:  


and


All proceeds collected will go to Northwest Arkansas Children's Shelter!   



November 22, 2018

The Crew checked out the Fruitcake and Jelly Kitchen at College of the Ozarks

The Arkansas CW Crew checked out the Fruitcake and Jelly Kitchen at College of the Ozarks located in Branson Missouri.  For over 100 years students have worked rather than paid for their education.  It was even nicknamed "Hard Work U" by The Wall Street Journal.  We had a chance to taste some of their delicious treats for the holidays at their student ran Fruitcake and Jelly Kitchen.  


Click below to see some of what is cooking at the Fruitcake and Jelly Kitchen!  




There is a lot to see at the Fruitcake and Jelly Kitchen and around the campus including several veteran memorials.   The Public Relations department provides free student-guided tours for charter bus groups. Tours are offered on the hour 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday thru Friday. To schedule an appointment for your charter bus, call 417-690-3241. The tour includes visiting the Williams Memorial Chapel, Greenhouses, Mill, and the Fruitcake and Jelly Kitchen. 

Guests are welcome to visit campus at their leisure, using the Campus Map as a guide to see the many wonderful attractions on campus. An audio Cd is available in the public relations office for the self-guided tour.

Prospective student tours Call 417-690-2636 to schedule an appointment.


Photo Gallery 






You can visit the campus website by going here: www.cofo.edu








November 20, 2018

The Crew Takes a Ride on the Polar Express in Branson

All aboard the Polar Express!!! 
The Arkansas CW Crew took a ride on the Polar Express on their holiday visit to Branson.  The Crew put their jammi-jams on and departed at the historic 1906 depot in downtown Branson. Van Allsburg’s “The Polar Express,” the renowned story and 2004 film about learning to cherish and believe in the spirit of Christmas, comes to life each Christmas at Branson’s Scenic Railway. Find out more about the ride and after the interview check out the crew on the Polar Express.  Watch video Below.


Interview and the Crew on the Polar Express




The Crew had a great time on the Polar Express Photo Gallery



For more information on the Polar Express and how you can have some family fun in downtown Branson.  Go here explorebranson.com or their website bransontrain.com for tickets and times. 








November 16, 2018

The Arkansas CW Crew Checks Out The Holiday Celebration Going on at Silver Dollar City in Branson!



The Arkansas CW Crew spent the day checking out the holiday celebration going on now through January 1st at Silver Dollar City in Branson.  Below you can check out the Joyful Voices Carolers,  Tinker Juniors Toy Shop, (Tinker The Christmas Tree) Hillcreek Pottery, A trip through Jingle Bell Junction, Hazel Blown Glass, Frisco Sing-Along Steam Train, Christmas in Midtown and a trip through the 6.5 million led light displays. Last year, it was one of the top 10 holiday places to visit in the nation during the holidays. The Crew found out there is so much to see with the sun goes down in Midtown! Watch it all below just click the video and check out the photo gallery.  

The Crew Checks Out the Holiday Celebration click below...




Joyful Voice Carolers
Who travel around the whole park singing and bringing joyful elements to the holiday experience at the park.  

Tinker Junior's Toy shop
A fun interactive children's show featuring Tinker Junior, a 12 foot talking and singing Christmas Tree.

Hillcreek Pottery
We found a lot cool gift ideas at Hillcreek Pottery! They offer daily demonstration of wheel-thrown pottery and a large array of pottery products.

Jingle Bell Junction
This is a one stop holiday decor shop.  So if you are looking for a place that provides wide range of holiday fun for your home, this is the place!

Hazel's Blown Glass Craftsmen 
Master Craftsman Shawn Watt creates elegant yet functional works of art as Master Craftsman at Hazel's Blown & Cut Glass 

Frisco Sing-Along Steam Train 
This train ride takes passengers on a musical journey through the beautiful Ozark Mountain countryside.

Christmas in Midtown
Revel in the warmth and beauty of the Christmas In Midtown® light spectacular, featuring 6.5 million twinkling lights.  Last year, it was one of the top 10 holiday places to visit in the nation during the holidays.  

Eva & Delilah's 
Expert bakers have combined carefully chosen fruits, nuts and spices to create the perfect traditional fruitcake.  Plus, lots of holiday goodies ready for you to take home for the holidays!

Silver Dollar City Gallery








You can join in the holiday family fun from now until January 1st. Go to silverdollarcity.com for more information on holiday festivities and calendar of events at Silver Dollar City in Branson.  



November 15, 2018

The Crew Stopped at Hillcreek Pottery to see some cool gift ideas for the holidays.

We found a lot cool gift ideas at Hillcreek Pottery! We had a chance to speak with Senior Craftsman Amanda Conner while visiting Silver Dollar City this past weekend. Check out below some of the creative pieces they are creating at the Hillcreek Pottery. 



Photo Gallery 


The Crew Had A Chance to Check Out Silver Dollar City for the 2018 Holiday Season!

The Arkansas CW Crew had a chance to check out Branson for the 2018 holiday season!  Over the next week we will be releasing our Do The Ozarks Holiday Series from Branson. Our first stop was Christmas in Midtown at Silver Dollar City.  It was one of the top 10 holiday places to visit in the nation during the holidays. The Crew found out there is so much to see with the sun goes down in Midtown!  Silver Dollar City increased their light displays from 1.5 million to over 6.5 million led lights this year.  Click below to watch what the night at Silver Dollar City in Branson has in-store for you.

Christmas in Midtown interview



The Crew checks out the lights!



Branson Lights Gallery 
provided by Silver Dollar City



You can join in the holiday family fun from now until January 1st. Go to silverdollarcity.com for more information on holiday festivities and calendar of events at Silver Dollar City in Branson.  



November 13, 2018

THE 40/29 & THE ARKANSAS CW FEEDING HOPE TURKEY DRIVE FEB 16th





40/29 & THE ARKANSAS CW FEEDING HOPE
TURKEY DRIVE!
Frozen Turkey Donations, Matched By Butterball and Knorr Sides
Will Benefit Both Northwest Arkansas and River Valley Families


40/29 (KHBS/KHOG-TV) and The Arkansas CW encourage Northwest Arkansas and River Valley residents to help feed our neighbors in need by donating to the 6th annual Feeding Hope Turkey Drive this Friday on November 16th.

40/29 News anchors, reporters, The Arkansas CW Street Team, station volunteers and Feeding Hope Turkey Drive partners will be collecting uncooked *turkeys from 4:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. at twenty-two locations.


Below are the two primary drop-off locations:

Rogers - Walmart Super Center, 4208 Pleasant Crossing Blvd.

Fort Smith – Walmart Super Center, 8301 Rogers Avenue



*For every Butterball turkey you give, your donation will be matched, up to a total of 1,000 Butterball turkeys. Plus, this year, Knorr will donate 10,000 bags of Knorr sides to supplement holiday meals for the hungry in our viewing area.

The River Valley Regional and Northwest Arkansas Food Banks and their agencies will also be collecting turkeys at the following area Walmart Super Centers & Neighborhood Market locations:

River Valley:

Fort Smith Main Location for Drop off– Walmart Super Center, 8301 Rogers Avenue

River Valley (6am – 6pm):

Alma - 367 W Cherry Street
Booneville – 1400 East Main Street
Clarksville -  230 Market Street
Dardanelle – 1172 N Highway 7
Fort Smith – 2210 N 62nd Street
Fort Smith - 2425 South Zero Street
Fort Smith – Neighborhood Market - 8600 US Highway 71 S
Fort Smith - Neighborhood Market – 4900 Rogers Avenue Suite 101J
Greenwood - 551 Liberty Drive
Mena - 600 Highway 71 N
Van Buren - 2214 Fayetteville Road

Northwest Arkansas (8am-6pm):

Berryville - 1000 West Trimble
Fayetteville - 3919 North Mall Ave.
Huntsville - 157 Gary Hatfield Way
Rogers - 2110 West Walnut
Siloam Springs - 2901 Highway 12 East
Springdale - 4870 Elm Springs Road
Springdale - 2004 South Pleasant

“Our stations are honored to help fight hunger, especially during the holidays,” said 40/29 and The Arkansas CW President and General Manager, Shawn A. Oswald. “Our Feeding Hope partners are extremely generous to help with the collection and distribution of donations.” 

40/29 and The Arkansas CW’s Feeding Hope Turkey Drive is a community outreach initiative developed with the support of Walmart, The River Valley Regional Food Bank, The Northwest Arkansas Food Bank, their agencies, food pantries and supported by Butterball, Knorr and Allwell. 






November 8, 2018

Army Veteran Sheri Nodine Talks About the Service Dogs of Distinction Program

"Service Dogs of Distinction" is a non-profit organization with the goal of providing quality service dogs to veterans.  We had a chance to speak with one of the veterans who have graduated from the program, army veteran Sheri Nodine. Click below for interview.


U.S. Army Veteran Sheri Nodine
Sheri began the program in November 2014 and graduated in the fall of 2015.  Sheri is a veteran of the U. S. Army where she worked as a air traffic controller.  She also worked for the Pea Ridge National Military Park for 24 years and retired as the facility manager.  

Bailey is a 5 year old Toy Poodle that Sheri purchased as a puppy.  Bailey is a graduate of Service Dogs of Distinction program and helps her do things she was unable to do before.  Sheri feels this program is saving veterans lives and continues to be involved.


Many PTSD, TBI Veterans don't drive, don't answer the phone, don't go outside in public, don't interact with strangers and resist assistance.  These rescued dogs bring hope to veterans and a chance for a better life.   

If you are a veteran or know a veteran suffering from PTSD, TBI or related illness and are in need of a service dog or would like to make a donation or get involved please contact them at:

  For more information on the organization or how to donate go here:  

info@servicedogsofdistinction.org

Client Coordinator/Co-Founder
Marsha@servicedogsofdistinction.org

President and Founder
Don@servicedogsofdistinction.org

__________________________________

"Service Dogs of Distinction" Web Series
Presented by


And


Proud sponsor of  the web Series "Service Dogs of Distinction"


November 7, 2018

Army Veteran Bradley Drain Talks About the Service Dogs of Distinction Program


"Service Dogs of Distinction" is a non-profit organization with the goal of providing quality service dogs to veterans.  We had a chance to speak with one of the veterans who have graduated from the program, Army Veteran Bradley Drain.  Click below for interview.

U.S. Army Veteran Bradley Drain

Bradley Drain is retired from the U.S. Army.  Scooter a lab-hound mix is 5 years old and was a shelter dog out of Madison County.  They were matched in the summer of 2015. Bradley and Scooter completed training and graduated in June of 2016.   They continue to work with "Service Dogs of Distinction" volunteering to participate in fund raising and other events.  Bradley and Scooter currently volunteer with Sheepdog Intl in an effort to give back to other veterans. Scooter has allowed Bradley to go on vacation, drive by himself, attend public events, go shopping alone and a multitude of daily activities he couldn't do before.  


Twenty-two veterans a day commit suicide.  These men and women feel alone, misunderstood and devalued as human beings.  In many local cases, "Service Dogs of Distinction" is a veteran's last resort because Department of Veteran's Affairs does not provide nor reimburse veterans for service dogs.

"Service Dogs of Distinction" search for rescue dogs that will fit their program from local animal shelters, donations and rescue organizations.  These rescued dogs bring hope to veterans and a chance for a better life.    

If you are a veteran or know a veteran suffering from PTSD, TBI or related illness and are in need of a service dog or would like to make a donation or get involved please contact them at:


 For more information on the organization or how to donate go here:  

info@servicedogsofdistinction.org

Client Coordinator/Co-Founder
Marsha@servicedogsofdistinction.org

President and Founder
Don@servicedogsofdistinction.org

__________________________________

"Service Dogs of Distinction" Web Series
Presented by


and



Proud sponsor of  the web Series "Service Dogs of Distinction"


October 31, 2018

Check out all the cool evidence from our ghost hunting adventures!


The Arkansas CW Crew visited a lot of spooky locations in Northwest Arkansas & the River Valley this October.  Here is a taste of some of the evidence we captured.  From orbs & sounds from the Basin Park Hotel & Fort Smith National Historic Site, to the mysterious white mist at the Clayton House in Fort Smith and the creepy voices from the Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park. Check out the video below to see some of the our best evidence!




Photo Evidence Collection Gallery



To check out the full segments of each location click on the links below.

Basin Park Hotel Segments

Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park
Article 1

Fort Smith National Historic Site
Article 1

The Clayton House
Article 1

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A "DO THE OZARKS" GHOST HUNTING SERIES




The Crew Checks out Paranormal Activity at the Fort Smith National Historic Site

We spent an evening in the Fort Smith National Historic Site ghost hunting as a part of our Do The Ozarks Ghost Hunting Series.  We found a whole lot more than we expected.  We even caught some orbs on video and a supernatural unexplained flying object.  Follow us on our journey below.





Photo Gallery from Ghost Hunting



You can find out more about the Fort Smith National Historic Site by going to their website Click Here .


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A "DO THE OZARKS" GHOST HUNTING SERIES-Fort Smith National Historic Site







The Crew Checks Out Prairie Grove Battlefield for Some Ghostly Activity

As a part of our Do The Ozarks -Ghost Hunting series, we landed at Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park which is the location of the last major Civil War engagement in Northwest Arkansas on December 7th 1862. This battle between the Confederate Army of the Trans-Mississippi and Union Army of the Frontier resulted in 2,700 casualties.  We had a chance to walk around and see what we could find.  We pick up some strange audio besides some interesting stuff on our ghost app.  Check out the video below.

The Crew Checks Out a Battle Field



Prairie Grove Battlefield Ghost Hunting Gallery



For further information on park programs,
reservations, or events, contact:
Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park
506 East Douglas
Prairie Grove, AR 72753
(479) 846-2990

prairiegrove@arkansas.com 

Click here for more information on what is available at the state park.


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A "DO THE OZARKS" GHOST HUNTING SERIES-Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park







October 30, 2018

Pumpkin Carving Contest Featuring The Crew! Vote Now for your favorite!

In the spirit of the Halloween season, The Arkansas CW Crew got together and had a good old fashioned Pumpkin Carving Contest.  Check out the video below and watch the crew as they try to bring their masterpieces to life.  Don't forget to vote for your favorite, bragging rights are on the line! So, who will win? You decide!

Watch the video below!



Vote Now for Your Favorite!

The Arkansas CW Crew Checks Out The Most Active Room At The Basin Park Hotel

Our Do The Ozarks ghost hunting series continues with the stay in room 310 one of the most haunted areas at the Basin Park Hotel in Eureka Springs.  We had the most activity in the room including something supernatural making an appearance. This is the last article for the Basin hotel.  Watch below the rest of our trip to the Basin.


Room 310- Go Pro turns on by itself



Room 310-Showed us a Supernatural Sign



Room 310-Sounds in Hallway



Room 310-Come Back



Room 310-No you don't



It's a Wrap!




Basin Park Hotel Photo Gallery



For more information on the Basin Park Hotel Ghost Tours and History...


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A "DO THE OZARKS" GHOST HUNTING SERIES-BASIN PARK HOTEL