October 18, 2018

The Crew Checks out the Clayton House in Fort Smith

As part of our Do the Ozarks series...The Arkansas CW Crew had a chance to check out the Clayton House in the Belle Grove Historic District in Fort Smith.  It has a lot of history during the Victorian period which at the time it was the city;s frontier beginning on the boarder of Indian Territory.  Below check out what we found out while we took a tour of the museum.

Clayton House interview part 1

Clayton House interview part 2

The Italianate-style mansion is also used for weddings and private gatherings with its stately parlors and expansive grounds.  The historic Clayton house is located at 514 North 6th Street in Fort Smith, Arkansas.

You can go here to find out more about tours and other event scheduling for the Clayton House Museum.

Clayton House Gallery

October 16, 2018

Howling 3k Fun Run benefiting veterans needing service dogs

Howling 3k Fun Run and Halloween Fest this Saturday October 20th from 9 am to Noon at Veterans Memorial Park by Lake Fayetteville. This will benefit veterans needing service dogs.  There will be lots of things to do including costume contest, vendors, One mile dog walk, silly dog competition, food and prizes.  The Fun Run and activities will be a $20.00 onsite registration fee at 8 am.  Children 10 and under are free.  (tee shirts are for paying attendees) Bring Your Dogs!

For more information call: (918) 774-4828

Save $3 by online registration: Click here to Register online

October 11, 2018

The Crew checks out the 2018 Halloween Festival at Castle of Muskogee

With the month of October comes fall and Halloween fun!  The Arkansas CW Crew powered by McLarty Daniel stopped by the Halloween Festival at the Castle of Muskogee in Oklahoma.  Morgahn, Jeremy and Devante couldn't wait to find out what goblins and ghouls awaited them on our visit.  Watch interviews below.  

Castle of Muskogee Halloween Festival Part 1

Castle of Muskogee Halloween Festival Part 2

Castle of Muskogee Halloween Festival Part 3

The Halloween festival is open Friday and Saturday nights throughout rest of October.  You can click here to get more information on times and ticket information. 


October 10, 2018


SUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN FOR BFF 2019!  The Bentonville Film Festival will hold next year's festival May 7th through the 11th.  You can submit your film for competition now through December 14th deadline.  Click here for Rules and Click here for the entry form.  

For all information on BFF 2019 go here: bentonvillefilmfestival.com

Board member speaks about the program that Service Dogs Of Distinction provides for veterans.

"Service Dogs of Distinction" is a non-profit organization with the goal of providing quality service dogs to veterans.  They utilize sheltered rescued dogs and match them with veterans who suffer from PTSD, TBI or related illness.  We had a chance to speak with Service Dogs of Distinction's Treasurer David Martin about the program. Watch his interview below.

Service Dogs of Distinction Treasurer David Martin is President/CEO of Allegiance US, a leading corporate communications firm in Little Rock. David has more than 30 years experience in a career that emphasizes economic development and education initiatives that require strategic planning and marketing. He has completed projects in more than 35 countries and is a recognized expert in marketing/public opinion research.  He has appeared on Capitol Hill to provide insight regarding political public opinion research. David created and implemented the Evidence-Based Marketing model, utilized by his firm to, provide enhanced accountability on behalf of clients. 

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 go here:  


Client Coordinator/Co-Founder

President and Founder

  For more information on the organization go here:  

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

October 9, 2018

40/29 and The Arkansas CW Fort Smith Women's Living Expo this Weekend!

Its time for the 8th annual 40/29 & The Arkansas CW Fort Smith Women’s Living Expo October 13-14, 2018 at the Fort Smith Convention Center. The venue is located at 800 Rogers Avenue in Fort Smith and there is free parking.  

Our Women’s Lifestyle Event will host regional and local companies with the very best in Shopping, Fashion & Beauty, Kids & Family, Health & Wellness Travel, Financial Planning, Career Options & Continuing Education, Cooking Classes & Tastings, Home Design & Renovation, Fitness & Nutrition. Join us to Win Prizes, Get Pampered, Be Entertained and Feel Empowered!

Show hours: 
Saturday, 10am to 5pm and Sunday, 11am to 4pm.

Tickets: $7 general admission, $5 with a discount coupon and children 12 and under are free.
$2 off admission coupons available at participating Harps stores.



With his elevated plating and big bold flavors, Chef Shaun O'Neale dominated and won the MasterChef competition. Having the honor to cook for and learn from true masters in the culinary world has only intensified Shaun's passion in the kitchen as he now moves on to the next phase as a chef and author of My Modern American Table. Sponsored by HARPS.  Click here for more info:  womenslivingexpo.com


The Arkansas CW Crew consists of local street team members, who are entertainers and online correspondents for local interviews on the Arkansas CW's Crew Blog! www.thearkasnascwcrew.com  We are looking for a new member!  If you think you have what it takes to be a crew member then come by the booth and try out. We will be holding an open audition at on Saturday at the expo from 1 to 5 pm at the Arkansas CW booth.  Click here for more information on auditions.


Are you weather ready? Enter for your chance to play the 40/29 GET READY WEATHER quiz and you could win a brand new television. Study up and we’ll see you at the Expo on Saturday at 1 pm!


Calling all mothers and daughters who look alike! Registered mother and daughter duos will walk the runway on Saturday October 13th at 2pm and our panel of judges will determine the Mother/Daughter pair that look the most alike. A Spa Day for two will be awarded to the winning mother and daughter with gifts for second and third place winners.  Pre-register at womenslivingexpo.com All entries receive a free ticket to the Expo.  Sponsored by the VIBE 102.7


The Halloween Cupcake Challenge presented by The Times Record on Sunday at 2:30 pm. Bring your Cupcakes to the Expo and our Harps Bakery Experts, Rebecca Woodard and Amy Turpin will pick a winning design! Cupcakes will be judged on Presentation and Originality. The winning creator will be awarded a HARPS Gift Card.


The Entertainment Stage features festive entertainment throughout the weekend. Bring your friends and join us for one-of-a-kind events specially put together just for you.


PETIT JEAN MEATS CHEFS KITCHEN features award winning CHEF JASON KNAPP as he prepares his specialties along with cooking demos throughout the weekend. Learn time saving tips, watch simple cooking techniques and enjoy delicious tastings. Follow the aroma to our stage and taste wonderful foods while being delightfully entertained. The Excitement is rising for the 

PETIT JEAN MEATS CELEBRITY CHEF COOK-OFF with Chef Shaun O’Neale taking on Chef Jason Knapp. Come join the fun and cheer your favorite Chef.

For more information and schedule of events please go to womenslivingexpo.com .

Interview with Daniel Ezra & Taye Diggs from the New CW Show "All American"

Hearst Television had chance to sit down with a few stars of the new CW series "All American".  Daniel Ezra & Taye Diggs talked about their characters and what viewers can expects from this highly anticipated show. Check out the interview below!


Picture Courtesy: CW Network
"All American" is a story about Spencer James (Daniel Ezra), a rising high school football player and "A" student at South Crenshaw High.  But when Beverly Hills High School's football coach Bill Baker (Taye Diggs) recruits him to join his team, Spencer must now navigate two worlds, the south side neighborhood that he know and the affluent world that has offered him an opportunity for something bigger.  The series is inspired by the life of NFL player Spencer Paysinger. "All American" premieres Wednesday, October 10th at 8pm on The Arkansas CW.

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 

October 8, 2018

Enter now for you chance to win tickets to The illusionists - Live From Broadway!

Don't miss your chance to see the world's best-selling magic show.  The Illusionists - Live From Broadway comes to Walton Arts Center on October 17th & 18th.  For your chance to win tickets click the link below!

THE ILLUSIONISTS™ – Live From Broadway™ has shattered box office records across the globe and dazzled audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on stage. This non-stop show is packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions.  This mind blowing spectacular showcases the jaw dropping talents of five of the most incredible Illusionists on earth.

For more information or to buys tickets click here!

October 5, 2018

The Arkansas CW Crew is looking for a new Crew Member!

The Arkansas CW Crew powered by McLarty Daniel is looking to add a new member to its team!  Do you have what it takes to be a part of the Crew? Gifted with a special talent for entertaining?  Do you have charisma and a lot of personality?

We are looking for one individual that is outgoing, energetic and have the gift of gab and at least 18 years or older to become a member of a team of 5 members for The Arkansas CW Crew.  It's an opportunity that's fun and flexible and gives you a great community experience! 

This paid position puts you in the middle of the action at some of the year's biggest events. You will be meeting viewers from all walks of life, engaging fans online and in person, plus interviewing some really cool people.  You must be able to travel.  We operate out of Rogers, Arkansas and travel all over NWA, the River Valley, Fort Smith, Oklahoma and Missouri  

We will be holding an open casting call in Fort Smith at the 40/29 and The Arkansas CW Women's Living Expo located at the Fort Smith Convention Center or You can apply online by completing one Arkansas CW Crew Audition application, Provide links for photographs. (you can also use  your phone to record a message on why you should be picked for the crew and provide link in application but it is not required.)

Open Auditions: 
October 13th from 1 pm to 5 pm
40/29 and The Arkansas Women's Living Expo
Fort Smith Convention Center


Enter online by October 22, 2018 to be considered in this position.

Here is a taste of what it is like to be a part of The Crew!  

Complete forms:

Application  to join the Crew *Required- if chosen you will be called in for screening.  

Participation of Eligibility (*Required)  to be completed and emailed to ssearle@hearst.com

Click here for the Crew Audition Rules

October 4, 2018

Enter for a Chance to Win Tickets to Written in Water!

Don't miss your chance to see a contemporary take on traditional Indian dancing with Ragamala Dance Company's "Written in Water".  Sunday, October 14 at 7:30 pm at Walton Arts Center.  Click below to enter for a chance to win a pair of tickets.

Inspired by the 2nd century Indian board game Paramapadam (which later became the ever-popular Chutes & Ladders), this performance by Indian dance company Ragamala features a video-saturated stage space where original paintings by Chennai-based visual artist Keshav are projected.

For more information click here!

October 2, 2018

President and Co-founder Don Gardner talks about training at "Service Dogs of Distinction"

"Service Dogs of Distinction" is a non-profit organization with the goal of providing quality service dogs to veterans.  We spoke with the President, Co-founder and Trainer, Don Gardner about his role and their training program.

Co-founder and trainer Don Gardner is from Arkansas and has 30 plus years of experience in training dogs. Don trained as an arms and explosives K-9 handler/trainer in England with the British military personnel.  Don and his dog teams have participated in searches for Harrods of London, Marine One, NASA, U.S. Postal Service, U.S. Secret Service, F.B.I., terrorism task force and many others.  He believes that god gave him a gift to train dogs to help others and creating the "Service Dogs of Distinction" organization has been Don's life long dream.     

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 go here:  

Client Coordinator/Co-Founder

President and Founder

  For more information on the organization go here:  

"Service Dogs of Distinction" Web Series
Presented by

Proud sponsor of "Service Dogs of Distinction" 


October 1, 2018

Thank you for continuing to make Konsplosion a great success!

We had a great time at the Konsplosion 2018 our local comic con held in Fort Smith at the Fort Smith Convention Center.  We want to thank everyone who came out and supported Konsplosion 2018 and everyone who stopped by our both to chat with the Crew!

We hope everyone enjoys the free Disney Storytelling Books for kids and young adults that were handed out. We want to also thank Brooke Shock organizer of the Konsplosion for providing a great family friendly event.  We are so happy with your continued support of the local comic con... Konsplosion!!!  Check out the video below of the the crew at Konsplosion.

We had a chance to speak with award-winning voice actor Quinton Flynn.

 Award-winning voice actor, Quinton Flynn was the one of the guest at Konsplosion in the Fort Smith Convention center.  Quinton is best known in gaming as the voice behind Kingdom Heart's Axel, Reno in Final Fantasy Crisis Core, and Raiden, a controversial figure within the Metal Gear Solid franchise. Check out his interview below.

Konsplosion photo gallery


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