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16-yr-old Cabot boy makes perfect score on ACT

16-yr-old Cabot boy makes perfect score on ACT

CABOT, Ark. (KTHV) - A junior at Cabot High School has one less thing to worry about as he moves into the last year of his high school career. 

Jared Gilliam took his ACT on March 1 and was notified recently that he scored a perfect 36.

This was actually his third time to take the test. He scored a 30 on his first try and a 35 on his second.

According to the school, Gilliam doesn't have set plans on where he wants to go after high school, but he is looking into MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. He wants to major in engineering. 

In May, Gilliam plans to take the SAT and hopes to become a National Merit Finalist. 

For more info on Gilliam and his success at Cabot High School, visit the school's website

Gerber recalls organic food pouches over spoillage concern

Gerber recalls organic food pouches over spoillage concern

Gerber Products Company is voluntarily recalling two Organic pouch baby food products after identifying a packaging defect that may result in spoilage during transport and handling.

The recall affects Gerber Organic 2nd Foods Pouches, which are available in 3.5 ounce pouches with pears, carrots and peas, and carrots, apples and mangoes.

Wold renowned Kinsey Collection Comes to MTCC

Wold renowned Kinsey Collection Comes to MTCC

Join MTCC for the opening of our largest exhibit to date, African American Treasures from the Kinsey Collection. This once in a life changing exhibit, that is currently on display at Epcot Center at Walt Disney World will open at MTCC on Friday, April 8, at 6PM. The exhibit contains rare, one of a kind artifacts that will be displayed in Arkansas for the first time ever. These artifacts work to dispel the myth of absence and demonstrate that African American history is American history.

The opening will feature a presentation by the Kinseys, refreshments, and live entertainment provided by Rodney Block and the Real Music Lovers.

The opening for is FREE and OPEN to the public. For more information call 501.683.3593

The exhibit runs April 8, 2016 through July 2, 2016.

UAMS to offer free legal assistance for cancer patients

UAMS to offer free legal assistance for cancer patients

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Local attorneys are going to offer free legal assistance to those in cancer treatment or have completed treatment in April. 

On April 6, lawyers will be at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) giving free advise on important personal documents. Those include preparing wills, powers of attorney and living wills.

This will all be done in the Patient Support Pavillion on the first floor of the UAMS Cancer Institute. 

Appointments will be made at one-hour intervals. To make a reservation for your spot, call the UAMS Cancer Institute Social Work Department at (501) 603-1612 or email wilsonavisf@uams.edu. 

Free parking for the event will be available in parking deck 3 at the corner of Cedar Street and Capitol Avenue.

 

Oaklawn cancels Thursday's races

Oaklawn cancels Thursday's races

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – Oaklawn management made the decision to cancel Thursday’s nine-race card after more than five inches of rain left the track too saturated for racing.

“The safety of the horses and riders is always our first concern,” said Director of Racing David Longinotti. “The rain began about 3 p.m. Tuesday and has barely stopped since.”

Oaklawn remains open for gaming and simulcast racing. The game room will remain open until 3 a.m. 

Live racing is scheduled to resume Friday with a 1:30 p.m. first post. 

Survey names Maumelle as #1 laziest city in Ark.

Survey names Maumelle as #1 laziest city in Ark.

MAUMELLE, Ark. (KTHV) - According to a report released by Zippia, Maumelle was ranked as the laziest city in Arkansas. 

The report was developed by taking into consideration the number of hours worked per week, commute times and the average number of workers per household. 

The full top-10 list is as follows:

1. Maumelle

2. Centerton

3. Bryant

4. Cabot

5. Lowell

6. Sherwood

7. Benton 

8. Greenwood

9. Marion

10. Farmington

The data for this information was gathered from the latest American Community Survey.

In case you were wondering which city is the hardest-working, Osceola took 1st place. 

For more information visit: http://www.zippia.com/advice/laziest-places-in-arkansas/

Officials ask community to participate in Freezin' for a Reason

Officials ask community to participate in Freezin' for a Reason

CABOT, Ark. (KTHV) - Law enforcement officers from Cabot and surrounding areas will plunge into the wintry waters of the Cabot Community Pond on Saturday, February 20.

What is the Polar Plunge?

The Polar Plunge is a unique opportunity for individuals, organizations, and businesses to support SOAR athletes by taking an icy dip in the frigid waters of the Cabot Community Pond. The event is open to the public—all spectators are welcome free of charge, so invite your friends to come watch you plunge and then encourage them to get involved. Visit www.specialolympicsarkansas.org/polar-plunge for more details on the Cabot Polar Plunge.

Participation: