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

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"Service Dogs of Distinction" Web Series
Presented by


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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

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"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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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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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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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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October 29, 2018

The Arkansas CW Crew checks out Room 210 at the Basin Park Hotel

After our ghost tour through the Basin Park Hotel it was time to check out one of the first two room we would be staying in.  First was room 210.  Just walking down the hallway to the first room was quite the experience for the crew.  We heard footsteps when there was no one there and our hair stood straight up on our arms as if someone had rubbed static electricity on them.  There were also orbs in the hallways, as you can see in the picture posted above.  This is article two of three.  Follow us through our journey below. 


Part 4 -In Room 210




Part 5 -In Room 210



Part 6 -In Room 210



Part 7 -Heading to room 310


There is some supernatural stuff going in the next episode! So check out the third article!

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


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Ghost stories from the Basin Hotel in Eureka Springs

As part of the Do The Ozarks Ghost Hunting Series, we stop by the Basin Park Hotel in Eureka Springs to check what haunts could be found. We had a chance to spend the night in two of the most haunted rooms in the Hotel. You can follow along with our night below.  This will be a spread between three articles. Check out video below to follow along in our journey, it was an eventful night...

Part 1 -Arriving at the Basin Hotel in Eureka Springs


Part 2 -Interview with Ghost Tour Guide
Charlie Ferrill




Part 3 -Jeremy checking out the Ghost Tour


Article 2 from the Basin Hotel to be released later today.  Check back!

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


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October 25, 2018

Ghost Stories from the Clayton House Museum in Fort Smith

As part of our Do the Ozarks Halloween series...The Arkansas CW Crew had a chance to speak with the caretakers of Clayton House Museum about their ghost stories related to this historic mansion in the Belle Grove Historic District in Fort Smith. Check out their experiences below.


Ghost Stories at Clayton House Part 1



Ghost Stories at Clayton House Part 2



Ghost Stories at Clayton House Part 3




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


Clayton House Ghost Stories Gallery







October 23, 2018

The Crew checks out Prairie Grove Battlefield

The Crew had a chance to check out one of America's most intact Civil War Battlefields located in Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park.  This was 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 chat with couple of the park rangers overseeing the park.  Check out their interviews below. 

Interview with Park Ranger Bart Taylor



Interview with Park Ranger Matt Mulheran



From Interstate 540 in Fayetteville, travel west 
on U.S. 62 just 9 miles to the park.

HOURS OF OPERATION
Park ◆ Open 8 a.m. to an hour after sunset
 (year-round)
Battlefield Museum ◆ Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 (year-round)
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day

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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October 22, 2018

Enter for a Chance to Win Tickets to The Story of Everything!



Don't miss your chance to enjoy a night of poetry with "The Story of Everything" by Kealoha.  Thursday, November 1 at 7pm at Walton Arts Center.  Click below to enter for a chance to win a pair of tickets.





Conceived and performed by internationally acclaimed Poet Laureate Kealoha, The Story of Everything is an epic poem that dramatizes explanations for human origin, drawing from sources as diverse as the Big Bang theory, disco, Michael Jackson and the Kumulipo – an 18th-century Hawaiian creation story.  Journey through the past 13.7 billion years in this multi-media performance that encourages us to be better stewards of the earth and of each other.

For more information click here!



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!

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