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Officials fight spread of Chronic Wasting Disease

Officials fight spread of Chronic Wasting Disease

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Last month, The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission confirmed an elk was the first case of Chronic Wasting Disease in the natural state. Since then, two deer have also tested positive for the deadly disease.

While the disease can’t be contracted to humans, it is still something Arkansans should take seriously.

'PostSecret: The Show' coming to UCA

'PostSecret: The Show' coming to UCA

CONWAY, Ark. (UCA) — PostSecret: The Show, an immersive, live version of the original online community art project, will present never-before-seen secrets March 11 in the University of Central Arkansas’ Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall at 7:30 p.m.

PostSecret — which started as the blog, PostSecret.com — has garnered half a billion visitors and half a million anonymous secrets, which were later compiled into six best-selling books. Later next month, projected images, videos, three actors and a guitarist guide will lead the Reynolds audience through crowd-sourced narratives, revealing the true stories behind the secrets, which range from hopeful to sexual to shocking.  

Jefferson Co. Sheriff's Office issues reminder to parents on child identification

Jefferson Co. Sheriff's Office issues reminder to parents on child identification

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ark. - (Oct. 29, 2015 – With recent flash news alerts regarding missing children, teens, and others alike throughout the state, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office decided to issue a reminder to all parents regarding the indentification of their children. 

Major Lafayette Woods, Jr. issued the following statement on Thursday:

When a child or someone you know is reported missing, emotions become raw, which can hinder the ability of parents or love ones to make rational decisions. Yet, their actions and the actions of law enforcement in the first 48 hours are critical to the safe recovery of a missing. Knowing what you can do, what others can do, and where to go for help will not only expedite the search and recovery of your child or love one, it also will help to ease the emotional and financial burden of the search.

UCA to host Tournées French Film Festival

UCA to host Tournées French Film Festival

CONWAY, Ark. (UCA) - Visit the French-speaking world without leaving central Arkansas through the Tournées French Film Festival at the University of Central Arkansas.

The Tournées French Film Festival is from October 30 to November 13 at the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center on the campus of UCA. An audience discussion with a panel of UCA faculty will follow each film, and refreshments will be served.

All films are free and open to the public, have English subtitles and will begin at 6 p.m.

A special family-friendly screening of the animated film “The King and the Mockingbird” will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 7. Refreshments and interactive games for kids of all ages begin at 5 p.m.

Comedian brings laughter to Maumelle assisted living facility

Comedian brings laughter to Maumelle assisted living facility

MAUMELLE, Ark. (KTHV) - Stand-up comedian Mark Klein is bringing his talents to an assisted living facility in Maumelle with a personal goal of performing for the severely underserved senior market. 

“My dad is in his 90s,” says Klein. “If he still enjoys comedy, I see no reason other folks his age won’t enjoy it as well.” 

Klein began his professional stand-up career during the comedy boom of the 80s. Since then, he’s gone on to conquer the cruise ship circuit and corporate comedy gigs. He has been profiled by CBS, GQ Magazine and Forbes. Now, Mark is setting out to perform for seniors in need of a good laugh. 

“Just because they are older, doesn't mean they have lost their need for laughter and love of comedy.”

Klein will perform at Elmcroft Senior Living located at 100 Bringler Drive in Maumelle on November 2. It will last from 6 p.m. till 8 p.m.

Scientist Bill Nye to visit UCA

Scientist Bill Nye to visit UCA

CONWAY, Ark. (UCA) - Bill Nye, scientist, engineer, comedian, author, inventor and host of Bill Nye the Science Guy, will give a public lecture at the University of Central Arkansas on Oct. 6.

The event is scheduled for 7:30 to 10 p.m. in the Farris Center on Bruce Street.

Tickets are $15 for the general public, $5 for students/children and free for UCA students with a valid student I.D.

“Bill Nye is an amazing scientist, author, teacher and comedian who will engage and educate the audience with his humorous story telling,” said Amanda Horton, director of UCA Public Appearances.  “We are ecstatic to be offering this caliber of talent to the Central Arkansas community.”

Nye is devoted to bolstering a scientifically literate society by making science accessible as well as entertaining.  His goal is to help people everywhere understand and appreciate the science that makes the world work.

Alchemy Songwriting Competition hosts 5th annual showcase

Alchemy Songwriting Competition hosts 5th annual showcase
CONWAY, Ark.