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Jacksonville PD participating in Crime Free Housing program

JACKSONVILLE, Ark. - The Jacksonville Police Department is participating in the Crime Free Multi Housing and Crime Free Rental Property program, with the goal of keeping crime out of neighborhoods. 

Officials are encouraging property owners, managers and landlords in the community to participate in the opportunity to improve the town they live in. 

The Crime Free Multi Housing program was developed in 1992 in Mesa, Ariz. The Crime Free Multi-Housing Program has spread to nearly 2,000 cities in 44 U.S. states, five Canadian Provinces, Mexico, England, Finland, Japan, Russia, Malaysia, Nigeria, Afghanistan and Puerto Rico. The Crime Free Multi Housing program was designed to reduce crime, drugs and gangs on apartment properties.

Garland County hosts Zombie Fun Run 5k

Garland County hosts Zombie Fun Run 5k

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) - United Way of Garland County is hosting a Zombie Fun Run 5K on October 31, 2015 at Cedar Glades Park located at 461 Wildcat Road.

The Fun Run is sponsored by Shop Oh Snap! Boutique, Bennett’s Auto Service, FBC Fitness and Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches. The route will involve a few walls to climb over, a log to jump over, zombies to avoid and a variety of elevations.

Early registration is $25 per person and ends on September 30, 2015. Late registration will end October 28, 2015 and is $30 per person. The check in will begin at 7 a.m. and the race will begin at 8:30 a.m. The first 250 who register will receive a goody bag and a t-shirt.

Prior to the race, the Hot Springs Beauty College will do zombie make-up for $5.00 per person. However, if an individual has their make-up done by the HSBC then they will be excluded from the costume contests.

CADC to distribute USDA commodities in Pulaski County

PULASKI COUNTY, Ark. - Central Arkansas Development Council will distribute USDA Commodities Thursday, September 17 beginning at 9 a.m. in Pulaski County.  

The food items to be distributed may include Pink Salmon, Cranberry Sauce, Vegetable Soup, Spaghetti Sauce, Potato Flakes, Vegetarian Beans, Peanut Butter and Apple Juice.

Commodities will be distributed at the following locations:

10th Annual Thea Paves the Way

10th Annual Thea Paves the Way

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Thea Foundation’s 10th annual sidewalk chalk event, Thea Paves the Way, will be held Saturday, September 12, 2015, on the front lawn of the William J. Clinton Presidential Library, where students and families will share in the creative community effort to cover the sidewalks in vibrant chalk art.

Thea Paves the Way will take place from 8:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. on the front lawn of the Clinton Presidential Center.

Registration is free and open to school groups, church groups, families, clubs and other organizations. Teachers who register their students and compete together as a school group have a chance to win one of two $250 gift certificates for art supplies from Dick Blick.

Family Fun Saturday September 12

Family Fun Saturday September 12

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Tommy Terrific will present an educational magic show about famous "Black Cowboys of the Old West." 

The kids will learn about Bill Pickett who invented bulldogging as Tommy does a magic trick with a steer's skull. They will also learn about expert robber Nat Love and Mary Fields, who delivered mail in the Wild West. 

Tommy Terrific will create a world of excitement when he uses his magical lasso and a host of other tricks to highlight Black Americans of the Old West. 

This family-friendly event is free and open to the public. There will be popcorn, prizes and more. All of the festivities will begin at noon on September 12.

For more information, call (501) 683-3610 or email AmandaH@arkansasheritage.org

 

Conjoined twins make their first visit home to Arkansas


SHERWOOD, Ark. (KTHV) - An Arkansas family left home for Dallas two years ago, facing one of the most emotionally difficult challenges of their lives; saving the lives of their conjoined twins.

After two years and many milestones later, the Ezell family returned home to visit family in Sherwood on Sunday, September 6.

The toddlers, Emmett and Owen Ezell, were walking, playing and getting into all sorts of things just like any other two-year-old. But their healthy condition is not one that is very common. Doctors see boys like Owen and Emmett about once every 200,000 deliveries.Three out of five conjoined twins are stillborn, andonly 35 percent survive for just a day.

Jenni and Dave Ezell say they have put themselves in the grace of God, and are simply thankful."In my prayers, I tell God, you know, there are yourboys and whatever you need to do with them, I give them to you,"said Jenni Ezell.

ASMSA opens Class of 2018 admissions cycle

ASMSA opens Class of 2018 admissions cycle

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. - The Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts has officially launched the search for the Class of 2018.
 
Students apply to ASMSA through a competitive admissions process that evaluates high school coursework, ACT/SAT scores, responses to essay questions, letters of recommendation and other accomplishments.  Finalist candidates are invited to attend Interview Weekends in April.  The process is similar to application at selective colleges and universities.
 
Students must submit their completed online application, test scores, and letters of recommendation no later than March 1, 2016.