Groundbreaking ceremonies of the Miracle League Field in Jonesboro took place yesterday morning. The field will be the largest in the United States, and will allow for children and adults with disabilities to play numerous sports on the field. Different events can be held on the field at the same time. The $2.3 million project could open to play this fall, with tournaments expected to be held in Jonesboro next spring. KASU's Johnathan Reaves was at the groundbreaking and filed this report.
The Arkansas Department of Health is participating in the 2013 Text4Baby State Enrollment Contest. This national competition provides pregnant women and new moms with important information they need for their health and the health of their babies.
A sports field that will accommodate those who are disabled is closer to reality. A groundbreaking of the new Miracle League field in Jonesboro takes place next Tuesday. KASU's Johnathan Reaves talks about the new field and files this report.
The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, Delta Cultural Center and Helena Advertising and Promotion Commission will sponsor a three-day commemoration of the Battle of Helena Friday through Sunday. KASU's Johnathan Reaves talks with Community Outreach Director of the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program Mark Christ about this weekend's activities, as well as Arkansas' role in the Civil War and the Battle of Helena.
Singer-songwriter Pierce Pettis is performing two concerts Saturday night in Jonesboro. This "songwriter's songwriter" has recorded 10 albums of songs that include "You Move Me" which was recorded by Garth Brooks. Pettis will appear in concert Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at TheArts@311 on South Church in Jonesboro, just south of the intersection of Huntington and Church. He will present a second set of songs at 9:00 pm with seating preference given to those who weren't able to get seats for the earlier set.
City employees are in a new city hall, located at an old bank building at 300 South Church Street in Jonesboro. The new location is described as being a "one-stop" shop for Jonesboro citizens. In November, the city's engineering, planning, and inspection will also come to the new city hall. KASU's Johnathan Reaves visited the new building and has this report.
After 16 tornadoes pounded parts of Texas, killing six and injuring more, meteorologists are reminding the public about how fast tornadoes can spawn out of thunderstorms. KASU's Johnathan Reaves talks with Cory Chaskelson with the National Weather Service in Memphis about tornadoes.
Geronimowas a prominent leader of the Bedonkohe Apache who fought against Mexico and the United States for their expansion into Apache tribal lands for several decades during the Apache Wars. "Geronimo" was the name given to him during a battle with Mexican soldiers. In this Spotlight on the Arts, KASU's Marty Scarbrough talks with a familiar voice on KASU, Dr. Bill Clements. Dr. Clements wrote a book on Geronimo, which is featured in this report.