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Shrek the Musical coming to Cabot High School


CABOT, Ark. (KTHV) - Cabot High School will be putting on Shrek the Musical this weekend.

The show times are Saturday, March 7 at 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m., and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $8, and can be purchased at the door or reserved by texting 501-259-1305.

On Tuesday, THV11's Alyse Eady interviewed Ashley Tarvin, the musical director, and the cast of the show. Watch the video to learn more!


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Banquet to honor Cabot students receiving scholarships

Banquet to honor Cabot students receiving scholarships

CABOT, Ark. (KTHV) - The 20th Anniversary Roast and Toast Banquet will be held March 10 to honor students receiving scholarships.

The Cabot Scholarship Foundation is hosting the event and was formed in 1992 to encourage students in Cabot schools.

Due to the schools constant growth, the Foundation is asking for community support. They are accepting any donations. Anyone wanting to donate, can take it to the Cabot Scholarship Foundation at 200 West Main Street in Cabot.

According to reports, the foundation awarded 92 scholarships worth a total of $93,550 last year.

The honoree for this banquet is Eugene L. "Laddie" Crouch from Helena, Ark.

Tickets for the event are available. They are $30 dollars a person or $240 for a table of eight. You can purchase these tickets from the Cabot Scholarship Foundation members, which include John C. Thompson, Cal Aldridge, Nina Butler, Fred Campbell, Carole Jones Stephen Tipton, Mike Verkler and Angela Wallace.

Annual clean-up day in Cabot

Annual clean-up day in Cabot

CABOT, Ark. (KTHV) - Cabot City Beautiful, Inc. is asking all of the community members to gather together for the "Cabot Clean-up & Hazordous Waste Round-Up 2015."

The city-wide clean-up day will be held on Saturday, March 21, from 9 a.m. to noon.

Volunteers are expected to meet at the Cabot Jr. High-South on Panther Trail and check in at the registration canopies. Routes will be assigned by an event coordinator, and all volunteers will be required to wear safety vests. 

There will also be food and refreshments served. Centennial Bank's Grill Team will be cooking up hamburgers and hotdogs. 

 

Cabot Polar Plunge for Special Olympics


CABOT, Ark. (KTHV) - People in Cabot were"freezin' for a reason" Saturday.

Temperatures were below freezing when the various groups dove into the Cabot Community Pond. This is an event to raise funds and awareness to the Arkansas Special Olympics. Law enforcement from the city teamed up with Cabot public school students to take the plunge.

"We serve over 15,000 athletes here in Arkansas, who all participate in Special Olympics completely free because of events like this one today," said April Kiser with the Jacksonville Police Department.

Kiser organizes the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics in central Arkansas, but Saturday her son took the lead in bringing the event to Cabot. He's a junior in high school.


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Students from all over Ark. will compete in State Spelling Bee

Students from all over Ark. will compete in State Spelling Bee

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) - The best spellers in the state will come together to compete at the Arkansas State Spelling Bee, which could take the winner to nationals in Washington D.C.

The competition will be held Feb. 28 in the Reynolds Performance Hall on the University of Central Arkansas campus in Conway. Registration will start at 7:30 a.m. and the competition will begin at 9 a.m. 

The competition will consist of 60 county spelling bee winners in second through eighth grade that will be competing for an all-expense-paid trip to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C., in May. 

The other prizes will be Kindles for the top three finishers, Amazon gift cards and Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionaries. 

 

Man charged in Conway officer's death died of pneumonia

Man charged in Conway officer's death died of pneumonia

CONWAY, Ark. (AP) - Authorities say pneumonia resulting from mixed drug intoxication killed a man charged in the 2013 traffic death of a Conway police officer.         

The Log Cabin Democrat (http://bit.ly/1LcQkJg ) reports that Barry Strickland's death certificate says he had a mix of morphine, amphetamine, muscle relaxer, and anti-anxiety medications in his system when he was found dead at his parents' house in November. He was out on bond awaiting a December jury trial.     

Strickland was charged with first-degree battery after authorities say he was driving the car that hit Conway Police Officer William McGary, who was directing traffic, in January 2013. McGary died the next day.     

Strickland's attorney says he had been taking the medications found in his system since he returned from Iraq as a combat veteran.     

Cabot man arrested for breaking into vehicles


LONOKE COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) - On Wednesday, a Cabot man was arrested for multiple vehicle break-ins in the area.

William Russell Wrentz, 34, was investigated after numerous were reported in the area of Rye Drive and Woody Lane in Cabot between February 4 and 10.

According to police, video surveillance was obtained from one of the victims showing Wrentz committing the crime. Video was also obtained from a business that showed Wrentz using stolen credit cards from another vehicle break-in.

Wrentz is charged with three counts of Breaking and or Entering (Class D Felony), Theft of Property (Class D Felony), Possession of Controlled Substance (Class D Felony), Theft by Receiving (Class A Misdemeanor) and Criminal Trespassing (Class B Misdemeanor).

He was booked into the Lonoke County Detention Facility and is awaiting a court hearing.