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Musicians perform to benefit homeless with... potato bar

Musicians perform to benefit homeless with... potato bar

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Dogs need your donations

Dogs need your donations

CONWAY, Ark. -- Faulkner County SPCA, formerly Po Folks Rescue, will be receiving about 25 dogs from a backyard/puppy mill tomorrow .These dogs are severely matted and smelly.We are in desperate need of volunteers, groomers, puppy and adult dry and canned food, money donations, towels, puppy pens and sterilization sponsors. Donations or items may be dropped off at: 4 Gail Lane, Mayflower, Arkansas.

The dogs will be arriving around 11:30 a.m. and all media is welcome.  I can be reached at 501-398-5238 if you have any questions.

EPA looking to give out grants to address health, environment issues

EPA looking to give out grants to address health, environment issues

UNDATED -- The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6 office in Dallas is accepting grant applications for $100,000 in funding to support projects designed to educate and enable communities to understand and address local health and environmental issues.

These grants are available in Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.

Eligible applicants from non-profit, faith-based and tribal organizations working in the community of the proposed project are encouraged to apply.

EPA Region 6 will award four grants of $25,000 to support projects that address a community's local environmental issues through collaborative partnerships.

Gala in the snow

Gala in the snow

CONWAY, Ark. - Over 200 guests filled the elegantly decorated space at oneChurch Friday night at the sixth annual Valentine Gala and Auction benefitting Bethlehem House. The beautiful snowy evening brought in record attendance and record profits.

“We are blessed and humbled to be one of Conway’s favorite charities. The community has shown its overwhelming support once again,” says Bethlehem House Executive Director Judi Lively.

Despite of the bad weather, the majority of the  seats were occupied, and the bidding was on. Sports memorabilia was the hottest item of the night, including a Cleveland Browns jersey signed by Peyton Hillis, an AJ Burnett autographed baseball and a Ryan Mallet autographed football.

Lively said, “when the night was done, we cleared over $10,000 – our biggest event ever.”

Bethlehem House Board President Mike Ford made an announcement that a new bigger, better equipped shelter will be built soon.

UCA encourages students to walk "Out of the Darkness"

UCA encourages students to walk "Out of the Darkness"

CONWAY, Ark. -- The University of Central Arkansas Student Nurses’ Association is hosting an “Out of the Darkness Campus Walk” to bring awareness about suicide.

The walk is scheduled for March 12 at 10 a.m. at the Crafton Alumni Pavilion on Bruce Street on the UCA campus. 

Proceeds from the walk will go to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention for education programs to prevent suicide and increase awareness about depression and suicide.

“Suicide is something that has affected us all in some way,” said Scott Byrd, president of UCA’s Student Nurses’ Association.  “Every 16 minutes suicide claims another victim and it is the second leading cause of death among college students.”

The idea for the walk came about following a conversation with a mother of a UCA nursing student who committed suicide last year.

“His mom wanted to do something. She had heard about the campus walk and got in touch with us,” Byrd said.

Arkansas soldiers get formal sendoff before deployment

Arkansas soldiers get formal sendoff before deployment

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Approximately 130 soldiers with the Arkansas National Guard's 77th Theater Aviation Brigade will be honored with a sendoff ceremony in preparation for deployment to Iraq in support of Operation New Dawn.

The unit will depart the state this weekend en route to Fort Hood, Texas for mobilization training.

The unit's sendoff ceremony will take place at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 17. The unit departs at 8 a.m. the following Sunday.

The unit will conduct a brief training period at Fort Hood prior to deploying overseas.

Seminar encourages people to "Explore Our World"

Seminar encourages people to "Explore Our World"

Conway, AR (January 28, 2011) – The College of Liberal Arts at the University of Central Arkansas is pleased to offer the first in a series of public lectures, seminars and workshops called “Exploring Our World.”

The series will examine different topics, primarily from the humanities perspective. The ideas and topics, led by UCA faculty, come from different disciplines, and are brought to light and viewed from different angles in discussions among participants.  With the varied backgrounds of participants, this promises to be a venue for exciting discussions.

 “’The Exploring Our World'  lecture series is an exciting outreach project for UCA to connect with the residents of Conway and surrounding communities," says Dr. Maurice A. Lee, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts. "The topics are designed to engage the mind and ignite discussion amongst all participants.