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4th Annual Author Fair: Faulkner County Library to host local writers

4th Annual Author Fair: Faulkner County Library to host local writers

CONWAY, Ark. — Faulkner County Library is hosting its 4th Annual Local Author Fair on Saturday, Sept. 26 from 1p.m. to 4 p.m.

Participating authors represent a variety of genres including nonfiction, children’s books, poetry, novels and much more. 

At least 19 local authors are scheduled to participate in this year’s event. Authors will be promoting their published works and will be available to talk and sell their books to the public. 

Nancy Allen, the Faulkner County Library librarian and founder of this event said, “There is an enormous number of working authors in our area. There are other literary events in central Arkansas, but none specifically for Conway and Faulkner County, and I felt like our local talent was being overlooked.” 

Mike Huckabee makes stop in Conway


CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) – GOP presidential candidate and former Arkansas Governor, Mike Huckabee, is making headlines this week after a trip to Kentucky.

Huckabee held a rally Tuesday for Rowan County clerk Kim Davis,
who was jailed for refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses.

On Thursday he made a stop in Conway for a question and answer session with local media.

Davis has drawn attention from several Republican candidates, even though she's a democrat.
However Huckabee says this isn't about political affiliation, it's about religious freedom.

UCA among "Top Public Schools" in the south

UCA among "Top Public Schools" in the south

CONWAY, Ark. - The University of Central Arkansas continues to rank among the top 30 best regional public institutions in the South, according to the 2016 Best Colleges rankings by U.S. News & World Report released on Sept. 9.

UCA maintained its ranking of 29 in the category of "Top Public Schools" among regional universities in the South. A regional university is defined as an institution that provides a full range of undergraduate majors and master’s programs, according to the U.S. News & World Report. Universities in the “Best Regional Universities” category were ranked against their peer groups in one of four geographic regions. Generally, these universities draw students most heavily from surrounding states, according to U.S. News & World Report. 

Bean Bag baseball a hit with local seniors


CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) – Football season is upon us, but at one senior citizen center in Faulkner County, it's all about bean bag baseball.

The sport has become a hit at the Faulkner County Senior Wellness Center in Conway, as some of the seniors prepare to compete in this year's Senior Olympics.

"It's just like regular baseball! Except we throw bean bags at a board!" said Rick of the Senior Moments team. "You can hit a first second or third base or you can hit the one in the center and there's a bell [and] when that bell rings that's a homerun!"

Deborah Robinson, the Executive Director of the Faulkner County Council on Aging says the sport started about nine years ago at the center.

ASMSA opens Class of 2018 admissions cycle

ASMSA opens Class of 2018 admissions cycle

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. - The Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts has officially launched the search for the Class of 2018.
 
Students apply to ASMSA through a competitive admissions process that evaluates high school coursework, ACT/SAT scores, responses to essay questions, letters of recommendation and other accomplishments.  Finalist candidates are invited to attend Interview Weekends in April.  The process is similar to application at selective colleges and universities.
 
Students must submit their completed online application, test scores, and letters of recommendation no later than March 1, 2016.
 

Catch "Return of the Gar" on KUAR

Catch "Return of the Gar" on KUAR

CONWAY, Ark. (UCA) - Tune in to 89.1 FM on Sept. 17 at 8:30 p.m. for KUAR’s rebroadcast of Arts & Letters, featuring Mark Spitzer, fish-writer and University of Central Arkansas writing professor.

This 29-minute episode produced for NPR member station KUAR highlights Spitzer’s work with gar (a native fish species capable of reaching lengths of 10 feet) and features excerpts from his latest nonfiction fish book, Return of the Gar (University of North Texas Press, 2015). Additionally, there are interviews with local fishery experts. The episode reflects on various eco issues and ends on a highly personal note as Spitzer releases his pet gar of 10 years into the wild. Original music is provided by the Sioux City Kid (Jared Griffin) and the Little Rock band Know Who’s a Robot. 

Happy 50th Anniversary!

Happy 50th Anniversary!

Happy 50th Anniversary to Rodney and Jerry Bise of Heber Springs, Ark.