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Blood drive in Conway honors firefighter

Blood drive in Conway honors firefighter

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) - The annual Badges & Hoses Blood Drive will be held Thursday, September 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the McGee Center.  

It’s traditionally a friendly competition to see which department, police or fire, can solicit the most blood donations.  However, this year the Conway Police Department decided to donate in honor of Wayne Hartness, Conway Firefighter who died on September 7 of 2015 after a battle with cancer. 

Officials are encouraging others to do the same.  There will be some sort of memorial tribute there for the public to sign, and it will be given to his family.

If you wish for your blood donation to be a quick trip, it is highly recommended by Red Cross officials that you visit www.redcrossblood.org and schedule an appointment using the sponsor code CFSC.

 

Sept 26 - 15th Annual Sproo-Doo Model Show

Sept 26 - 15th Annual Sproo-Doo Model Show

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Central Arkansas Scale Modelers are hosting their 15th Annual Sproo-Doo Model Show on September 26.

The show will be held in the Ballroom of the Statehouse Convention Center. The show committee is very excited about this year's show and is inviting everyone to come out to join in the fun. The show is free and open to the public. Entry fees are listed below.
 

AETN examines Arkansas Common Core state standards

AETN examines Arkansas Common Core state standards

CONWAY, Ark. (AETN) - The Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) examines Common Core State Standards in “Arkansans Ask: What is Common Core?,” airing Monday, Sept. 21, at 7 p.m.

Steve Barnes moderates this discussion of Arkansas’s Common Core State Standards in a special episode of “Arkansans Ask” with Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin and Cabot Public School District Superintendent Tony Thurman, Ph.D. Topics will include an overview of the current standards and how curriculum works to achieve those standards.

Viewers may submit questions and comments by calling 1-800-662-2386, emailing paffairs@aetn.org, or tweeting #ARASK.

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.” 

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. 

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. 

IMPACT announces next community meeting

BATESVILLE, Ark. - The IMPACT Independence County Planning Committee has announced that the next community meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 10 from 6-7 p.m. in Independence Hall on the UACCB campus.

The final results of the IMPACT survey will be revealed at the community meeting, and the planning committee will give information to those interested in serving on an IMPACT Independence County committee. Chairs and co-chairs for each committee will be nominated, and dates for future committee meetings will be determined.

The University of Central Arkansas (UCA) Center for Community and Economic Development will provide a training on Thursday, Sept. 17 at UACCB in Room 104 at 6 p.m. for the selected chair and co-chairs for each IMPACT committee.