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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.

 

Rescued Shih Tzu puppies up for adoption

Rescued Shih Tzu puppies up for adoption

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Shih Tzu puppies rescued from a puppy mill in Sherwood are now up for adoption.

The 10 puppies were rescued by Sherwood Animal Control on March 17 along with 21 adult Shih tzus from the puppy mill.

Now, Helping Hands for Little Paws says the first litter will be available for adoption at the end of this week.

Don't miss "I Love You But You're Sitting on My Cat" comedy at The Joint

Don't miss "I Love You But You're Sitting on My Cat" comedy at The Joint

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Central Arkansas' premier comedy company, The Main Thing, presents "I Love You, But You're Sitting On My Cat" every Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., at The Joint Theater in downtown North Little Rock's historic Argenta Arts District.  

In this original comedy the Fertle Family from Dumpster, Arkansas, has fallen on hard times. The out-of-work kids have moved back home, and suddenly the Fertles are facing a financial emergency. So when the family comes up with a surefire method to win money gambling, they all take a bus trip to the glittering casinos of Oklahoma.

Benton PD needs help locating runaway teen

Benton PD needs help locating runaway teen

BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) - The Benton Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding a 17-year-old who ran away from his home Thursday, April 23.

Christopher Bennett left his home Thursday, and according to reports, has not been seen from his parents since. 

Bennett is described as being a white male standing at approximately 5'6" tall and weighing at around 150 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He is believed to still be in the central Arkansas area. 

Police stated that any person who knowingly harbors a runaway could face charges. 

Anyone with information about Bennett's whereabouts is encouraged to contact the Benton Police Department at (501) 778-1171 or (501) 315-TIPS.

 

High school teacher suspended following hit-and-run accident

High school teacher suspended following hit-and-run accident

PULASKI COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) – A teacher at Maumelle High School has been suspended.

According to Maumelle police, a teacher at the school is suspected in a high school parking lot hit-and-run; they were apparently driving while impaired.

The Pulaski County Special School District spokesperson Deb Roush has released the following statement regarding the reason behind the suspension:

Maumelle High School welcomes Canadian R&B band

Maumelle High School welcomes Canadian R&B band

MAUMELLE, Ark. (KTHV) - The Victoria High School R&B Band from Canada is visiting Maumelle High School Friday, April 24.

This band made up of British Columbia Canadian high school students is expected to arrive in Maumelle between 9:30 and 10 a.m. The band is expected to hold two performances for the Maumelle students, which will occur in the cafeteria. 

The R&B band is working with Arkansas native Al Bell. Bell made an appearance at the Maumelle High School's banquet in 2014. Since then, the school has honored him by creating an 'Al Bell Award of Excellence', which is annually presented to a Maumelle High School band student.

Bell is known for being co-owner of Staxx Records in Memphis, Tenn., as well as being president of Motown Records. 

For more information on this performance, contact the Maumelle High School Booster Club. 

UCA professor promotes new book with 12-foot-long alligator gar

UCA professor promotes new book with 12-foot-long alligator gar

CONWAY, Ark. (UCA) - Fish-writer and University of Central Arkansas writing professor Mark Spitzer is driving around Arkansas with a 12-foot-long alligator gar on top of his car to promote his new book, Return of the Gar, just out from the University of North Texas Press.

The last stop on his statewide tour will be at Hastings Books and Music in Conway on Saturday, May 9, from 1-3 p.m. Return of the Gar continues the conservationist crusade Spitzer began 13 years ago to de-stigmatize this monstrous-looking prehistoric fish. Alligator gar, the largest member of the gar family, can grow 11 feet long and weigh more than 300 pounds ― and they’re right here in Arkansas.