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UCA and Conway community donating teddy bears for "Share a Bear"


CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) - The UCA Sociology Club, campus police, Log Cabin Democrat and the Conway Police Department are collecting teddy bears for their "Share a Bear" program.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness month and the teddy bears will go to children in those situations.

"…just to be able to have something, an item like a teddy bear that our officers can give children when they encounter them in those sorts of calls could help ease their frustration or keep them from being as scared, to feel like they have a friend there with them," said Latresha Woodruff, PIO officer at the Conway Police Department.

Remaining bears will be donated to the Women's Shelter, Haven, Bethlehem House, and other local agencies.

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Celebrate four years of crazy adventure

Celebrate four years of crazy adventure

MOUNTAIN VIEW -- Get a Natural State high by releasing your inner kid and celebrate the fourth anniversary of Loco Ropes Treetop Adventure at the Ozark Folk Center in Mountain View from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Nov. 1.

This heart-pumping adventure connects participants with nature by weaving through the tree tops with more than 35 obstacles for all age and fitness levels. Located at the Ozark Folk Center State Park, Loco Ropes will have special prices and give away gift certificates at the anniversary celebration. Anniversary specials are:

·         Ultimate Tower Test, featuring the HotShot FreeFall BullsEye and the Planks Peak Climbing Wall Challenge. There will be $100 cash prizes awarded to the first-place winners in each event. Winners will be announced at 4:30 p.m.

·         Buy four Tower Adventures and get three free to share with family and friends.

Purple Cow, Yarnell's host milkshake-drinking contest to benefit Bethlehem House


CONWAY, Ark. (Bethlehem House) – The Purple Cow Restaurant and Yarnell's Ice Cream will host a milkshake-drinking contest Sunday, Oct. 26, as a fundraiser for Bethlehem House transitional shelter for individuals and families in Conway.

The competition, called Brain Freeze, is based on who can drink the most milkshakes in three minutes. The winner in each category wins free milkshakes from the Purple Cow for a year. There is also a prize for the individual that raises the most money, as well as the one with the most community support. Each contestant receives a wristband and a T-shirt. The event begins at 2 p.m. in the green space at Hendrix Village.

There will also be free activities for kids, including face painting, tattoos and pumpkin painting, and Yarnell's will be selling scoops of ice cream. ALL proceeds benefit Bethlehem House.

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AMHC announces funding up to $2,000 for health-related events

AMHC announces funding up to $2,000 for health-related events

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. --The Arkansas Minority Health Commission recognizes that improving minority health in Arkansas and the nation requires collaboration across many organizations. The Commission’s intent is to cooperate with community-based organizations, schools, faith-based organizations and others to address the health problems that effect minorities in Arkansas.

To help develop new and innovative approaches to promote health and prevent disease in communities, the Commission is offering up to $2,000 per organization in sponsorship, cost-reimbursement funding in a competitive application process.

Conway man arrested for aggravated assault


CONWAY, Ark. (October 23, 2014) - A Conway man was arrested on Wednesday night after a shooting on Clements Lane.

James Barker, 50, was reportedly arrested for felony aggravated assault.

Deputies responded to the scene where a man had been shot in the arm. Investigators also arrived and determined that Barker and the victim got into an argument and at some point during the argument Barker shot the man in the arm.

According to police, Sheriff's Investigators arrested Barker and he is being held at the Faulkner County Detention Center.

The victim was taken to Conway Regional Medical Center and in stable condition.

Stay with THV11 and THV11.com for more information as it becomes available.


Bethlehem House continues battle to feed the hungry with Empty Bowls event

Bethlehem House continues battle to feed the hungry with Empty Bowls event

Bethlehem House continues battle to feed the hungry with Empty Bowls event

Bethlehem House has as its mission to improve the life situations of the homeless and nearly homeless in the community. In addition to offering a home for the homeless, the shelter provides an evening meal daily and operates a food pantry to serve the needs of those who do not have adequate resources for food.

“Talking about ‘The Hungry’ in our community is easy,” said Judi Lively. “But it’s hard to look a person in the eye and say there is no food today and we can’t help your family,” “This occurs more often at the shelter than most people would like to believe.”