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UCA receives $400,000 grant from ANCRC

UCA receives $400,000 grant from ANCRC

CONWAY, Ark. (UCA) - The University of Central Arkansas’ Division of Institutional Advancement announces a $400,000 grant from the Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council (ANCRC) for phase two of the renovation and restoration of McCastlain Hall on the campus. This new grant will be used to create a new, more accessible, grand hallway between McCastlain’s East Commons and the Baum Gallery.

Dr. Gayle Seymour, associate dean of the College of Fine Arts and Communication and K.C. Poole, interior design instructor, were the co-authors of the grant. Randy Stocks and Melissa Rodgers of Stocks-Mann Architects, PLC, were the architectural consultants.

Long-awaited dog park opens in Conway


CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) - The rain held off just enough Saturday to give a group of canines in Conway a day at the park.

The brand new dog park in Conway is finally open. Officials held a grand opening Saturday, May 16 for the facility that has been in the works for years. The Humane Society of Faulkner County helped get the park in place

The new dog park is part of the Don Owen Sports Complex.

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UCA extends in-state tuition to service members, families

UCA extends in-state tuition to service members, families

CONWAY, Ark. (UCA) - The University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees approved a resolution to allow in-state tuition to some military servicemen, veterans and their families. The resolution was approved during the board’s meeting today.

 

Starting with the 2015-2016 academic year, military students who fall into the following categories will receive in-state tuition:

·      A veteran who was discharged or released from active duty within three years before the date of enrollment

·      The dependent of such a veteran

·      A member of the armed forces

·      The spouse of or a member of the armed forces 

Faulkner County warning residents of possible flooding


CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) - Faulkner County officials announced a possible flood warning for residents living in low lying areas near Toad Suck Lock and Dam on Wednesday.

According to the National Weather Service, at approximately 1 a.m. on Wednesday, May 13 the Arkansas River is expected to crest at the Toad Suck Lock and Dam. The elevation of the crest is expected to reach 277.5 feet.

Residents in the area are asked to take precaution to protect themselves in case the crest breaches the levee system in place. The Arkansas River map shows elevations below 280 feet in red, where there is a chance of being affected by the incoming water.


Renewal Ranch "Rally for Recovery"

Renewal Ranch "Rally for Recovery"

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) - A Conway non-profit organization, Renewal Ranch, is hosting a 'Rally for Recovery' event inviting the community to stand against what addiction can do to our society and families. 

On Friday, May 22 crowds of people will join together at the Conway Expo Center to join the fight against addiction and drug and alcohol abuse.

Rehabilitation facility Renewal Ranch is a faith based organization for adult men 21 years of age or older and is located at 75 Lake Drive in Houston, Ark. The organization includes 15 different pastors and teachers from all over central Arkansas who teach these men about the damage of addiction.

Tickets are being sold for $20 at the North Branch of First Security Bank and the Central Baptist Church in Conway. Patron tables, which include six tickets, are for sale at $250.  There will be catfish and other foods being served.  

Renewal Ranch "Rally for Recovery"

Renewal Ranch "Rally for Recovery"

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) - A Conway non-profit organization, Renewal Ranch, is hosting a 'Rally for Recovery' event inviting the community to stand against what addiction can do to our society and families. 

On Friday, May 22 crowds of people will join together at the Conway Expo Center to join the fight against addiction and drug and alcohol abuse.

Rehabilitation facility Renewal Ranch is a faith based organization for adult men 21 years of age or older and is located at 75 Lake Drive in Houston, Ark. The organization includes 15 different pastors and teachers from all over central Arkansas who teach these men about the damage of addiction.

Tickets are being sold for $20 at the North Branch of First Security Bank and the Central Baptist Church in Conway. Patron tables, which include six tickets, are for sale at $250.  There will be catfish and other foods being served.  

Local junior golfers compete for national competition

Local junior golfers compete for national competition

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) - The Conway Country Club plans to host a tournament for local junior golfer at the beginning of June. 

The Arkansas District of Optimist International is inviting all local junior golfer to compete in the Arkansas Junior Optimist Qualifying Golf Tournament Saturday, June 6. Girls and boys ages 10 through 18 are eligible to compete. 

Winners of the competition can qualify to compete in the Optimist International Junior Golf Championships at the PGA National Resort and Spa Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. in late July. 

If you would like to register for the Arkansas Junior Optimist Qualifying Golf Tournament or find out more information, please call the Conway Country Club at (501) 450-9159.