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Arkansas State Fair brings parade and Ugly Dog Contest

Arkansas State Fair brings parade and Ugly Dog Contest


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Since it's the 75th Anniversary of the Arkansas State Fair this year, they're doing something special by bringing back the parade for the first time since 1983.

The fair kicks off on October 10 and lasts through the 19, and the parade will take place on Saturday morning.

The most exciting news about the fair is that registration is now officially open for the Ugly Dog Contest.

For more information, click here.


World's Largest Mobile Pet Adoption Event comes to Conway

World's Largest Mobile Pet Adoption Event comes to Conway

Conway, AR (NSALA) – North Shore Animal League America’s 2014 Tour For Life – the world’s largest national cooperative life-saving mobile pet adoption event – will arrive in Conway, AR to partner with Maumelle Friends of the Animals for a special life-saving event at Petsmart, 3480 Landers Road, North Little Rock, AR 72117 on Friday, April 4, 2014 beginning at 11 AM – 4 PM.

In partnership with PURINA ONE®, Tour for Life is aimed at reinforcing the importance and advantages of shelter pet adoptions and familiarizing communities with their local shelter.  

UCA professor named a STIRS Scholar

UCA professor named a STIRS Scholar

CONWAY—Lynn Burley, associate professor, Department of Writing, has been chosen as one of 13 Scientific Thinking and Integrative Reasoning Skills (STIRS) Scholars by the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) for 2014-2015.

Burley is the only Arkansas professor invited to the STIRS Scholars project.

“Specifically, I will design a student case study that demands scientific reasoning, evidence-based problem solving and must use data-based and statistical reasoning. I also will construct the Facilitator's Guide that will allow anyone in a variety of disciplines to teach this case study. My case is ‘Should English be the Official Language of the United States?’” Burley said.

How loud is Conway barking for a dog park?

How loud is Conway barking for a dog park?

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The 15 finalist cities in the PetSafe “Bark for Your Park” contest are “barking” to win funding for local dog parks. City supporters can vote twice daily – once on www.petsafe.net and once on Facebook – to “bark” for their park. Five of the top vote-getters will win a share of $200,000 to build off-leash dog parks in their communities.

With just over five weeks left to log votes, where do the 15 finalist cities stand and how can they rally their pet-passionate supporters? The leaderboard is updated in real time on www.petsafe.net and changes regularly. Some cities are hoping to make big shifts in the coming weeks.

SPCA hosts 'Marching Paws' to encourage older adults to adopt pets

SPCA hosts 'Marching Paws' to encourage older adults to adopt pets

CONWAY, Ark. – It’s no surprise that having a pet in your life can help you feel healthy, happy and more engaged with your community. But even more, they definitely help us feel young at heart. The impact of pets in the lives of older adults can be exceptionally amazing. According to Ed Kane, PhD, a few of the benefits include:

Pet adoption, bake sale to benefit SPCA

Pet adoption, bake sale to benefit SPCA

There will be a pet adoption event and bake sale by VFW Post 2259 Ladies Auxiliary on Saturday, Feb. 23. It's on Sanders Road (at Tracker Suppy) in Conway, 10 am - 3 pm. All proceeds will benefit the Faulkner County SPCA.

Call (501) 339-1980 for more information.

Jazz on the Rooftop at Michelangelos to benefit the Faulkner SPCA

Jazz on the Rooftop at Michelangelos to benefit the Faulkner SPCA

Come help the animals at Faulkner County SPCA, & have a tail~waggin Valentines on Feb 7th @ Michelangelo's in downtown Conway with a Spayd~ghetti & No balls Dinner from 5~9 ($35 gets a delicious meal for 2 --- $20 dollars for 1)
Afterwards, enjoy a silent auction & live original ~jazz/rock music by Guys w/ Hats on the rooftop from 6~9.