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Thirty-nine Ouachita students named to Who’s Who

Thirty-nine Ouachita students named to Who’s Who

Thirty-nine Ouachita Baptist University students have been selected for inclusion in the 2014 edition of Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.

The students were chosen for Who’s Who by OBU’s faculty, staff and 2014 senior class based on their academic achievement, service to the community, leadership in extracurricular activities and potential for continued success.

The following Ouachita students will be included in Who’s Who: http://www.obu.edu/news/2014/05/08/thirty-nine-ouachita-students-named-whos/

(If this story appeared on your THV11 community page, at least one student from your town can be found on this list.)

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ADHE extends scholarship application deadlines to July 1 for Faulkner, Independence, Randolph, Pul

ADHE extends scholarship application deadlines to July 1 for Faulkner, Independence, Randolph, Pul

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (ADHE) – The deadline to apply and accept financial aid – including the Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship – through the Arkansas Department of Higher Education (ADHE) has been extended until July 1, officials said Monday, for residents in the tornado and flood-damaged counties of Faulkner, Independence, Randolph, Pulaski and White, which were recently declared disaster areas by Gov. Mike Beebe.

“After touring the area last week, we began assessing what we could do to assist those affected by this terrible disaster,” said Director Shane Broadway, “and with our normal deadline of June 1 fast approaching, we wanted to be certain to allow more time for families most directly impacted.”

POTUS lands at Little Rock Air Force Base

POTUS lands at Little Rock Air Force Base

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has landed at the Little Rock Air Force Base. He will soon tour communities in Arkansas that were hit hard recently by severe tornadoes.

Obama plans to meet with victims, local officials and emergency personnel. Fifteen people were killed April 27 when tornadoes ripped through the Little Rock suburbs.

Wednesday's visit will be Obama's first to the state as president. Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe, U.S. Senator Mark Pryor, U.S. Congressman Tim Griffin, and Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola will ride with the president in his helicopter from the Little Rock Air Force Base where the president will arrive in Air Force One, to Vilonia.

Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor invited Obama to tour the damage and was expected to accompany him. Pryor is running for a third term against Republican Rep. Tom Cotton in one of the most closely watched Senate races in the country.

The arrival and departure of Air Force One is closed to the public.

Pine Bluff native writes song for Arkansas tornado victims

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- This morning we're highlighting an Arkansas Christian rap artist who has written a song for the Arkansas tornado Victims.

Yung Bran sang the song he wrote for us on "THV 11 This Morning".

Learn more about Yung Bran from his website (http://www.ybofficial.com/) including his story, music, and photo gallery.

Calling all aspiring fashion models!

Calling all aspiring fashion models!

Little Rock, Ark - Little Rock Fashion Week (LRFW) is holding its annual Model Search on May 24 & May 25 at 3 pm - 6 pm on each day at La Quinta Inn & Suites Downtown, located 617 S. Broadway St. Little Rock, AR 72201.

Males and females of all ages and sizes are welcome! Wear plain white t-shirt/tank top, denim pants, no make-up, and no accessories. Ladies bring heels.

Download application at LittleRockFashionWeek.com/models and bring it to the audition.

418 homes destroyed in Faulkner County alone

FAULKNER COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) - The state has been keep a running total of how many homes have been destroyed with in its borders as a result of Sunday's tornado.

Sunday night County Judge Allen Dodson recapped the path of the storm and made note of the fact that it knocked out 85 percent of Vilonia's retail tax base. Beyond the monetary costs, he shared a personal loss.

"We had 11 deaths. These are our people. Our Families. Our Friends. I personally knew one. We can never lose sight of that no matter how much progress we make, and we've made a bunch of progress," he said.

Dodson said 855 homes sustained some kind of damage there. Of those, the storm destroyed 418. He also said 5,000 volunteers poured into the county. Team Rubicon continues to organize those relief efforts and he urged volunteers to register with them because it will help with public accounting later.

Arkansas Realtors gathers list of vacant rental properties for storm victims

Arkansas Realtors gathers list of vacant rental properties for storm victims

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Arkansas Realtors has gathered a list of vacant rental properties for storm victims.

The list has homes from all over the central Arkansas area. This list is intended serve as a resource for the displaced storm victims to search for a new home while they rebuild their lives. This website will be constantly updated as more lists of rental properties available are received.

Get list here: www.arkansasrealtors.com/rentalinfo

Arkansas Realtors is also asking any Arkansans that own vacant rental properties in the affected and surrounding areas to send their property information to rentalinfo@arkansasrealtors.com so they can continue to post available properties for storm victims.