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Ozark Mission Project giving back in Cabot


CABOT, Ark. (KTHV) – The heat didn't stop a group of young adults from using their summer to give back.

About 60 volunteers with the Ozark Mission Project are using this week to build wheel chair ramps, paint houses and do yard work for seniors and veterans.

They were in about a dozen different places across Cabot on Tuesday.

Ina McCalister called the teens angels for building her a new porch.

"These young people have been out in that heat without hardly even taking a break. That just blesses my heart something awful. I mean really just blesses my heart."

The volunteers are with different youth groups from Methodist churches across the state.


CADC accepting applications for summer LIHEAP program

BENTON, Ark. (CADC) - Central Arkansas Development Council is currently accepting applications for the summer regular Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) utility assistance with mass intake days that begin July 6, 2015.

Where you can & can't set off fireworks in central Ark.

Where you can & can't set off fireworks in central Ark.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - With the fourth of July fast approaching, it would be good to know where in central Arkansas you can light your fireworks.

Here are some of the cities where you can and can't shoot off your pyrotechnics:

 

Cabot officials face-off for charity

Cabot officials face-off for charity

CABOT, Ark. (KTHV) - The Cabot Police Department and the Cabot Fire Department will have a friendly softball competition in order to raise money for charity on Friday. 

The Charity Softball game will take place on Friday, June 26 at 7 p.m. behind the Cabot Freshman Academy. It will be the firefighters versus the police officers, and the winner gets all the bragging rights. 

The event is free for all of the public to enjoy, but they will be taking up donations and selling concessions. There will also be bouncy houses for kids to play in. 

All of the proceeds will benefit Cabot organizations like C.O.P.S. Toy Patrol and Cabot Christmas for Kids. 

If you have any questions about the event, contact the Cabot Police Department at (501) 743-1411.

 

Cabot officials face-off for charity

Cabot officials face-off for charity

CABOT, Ark. (KTHV) - The Cabot Police Department and the Cabot Fire Department will have a friendly softball competition in order to raise money for charity on Friday. 

The Charity Softball game will take place on Friday, June 26 at 7 p.m. behind the Cabot Freshman Academy. It will be the firefighters versus the police officers, and the winner gets all the bragging rights. 

The event is free for all of the public to enjoy, but they will be taking up donations and selling concessions. There will also be bouncy houses for kids to play in. 

All of the proceeds will benefit Cabot organizations like C.O.P.S. Toy Patrol and Cabot Christmas for Kids. 

If you have any questions about the event, contact the Cabot Police Department at (501) 743-1411.

 

Cabot police officer goes beyond the call of duty after traffic stop


CABOT, Ark. (KTHV) - Day in and day out Patrol Officer Matthew Mulligan makes it his mission to protect and serve the city of Cabot.

He begins, "I pulled up behind her at a stoplight." But on this particular day, the story could have ended at the routine traffic stop, instead it turned into a story of generosity. "I didn't really have a choice for what I ended up doing, citing her," Officer Mulligan adds.

Eilene Garcia had been pulled over and cited for broken brake lights, expired tags and an expired driver's license. The first thing that went through her head, jokingly, she says, "Oh, I can't say that." She can laugh about it now, but that day was no joking matter. Her car, unfortunately had to be towed. Garcia says, "I wasn't thrilled. I knew that was going to cost some money, and it did."

215 Arkansas schools honored with reward funds

215 Arkansas schools honored with reward funds

UNDATED, Ark. (Arkansas Learns) - Being a high performing and improving school not only draws recognition and honor, it also can result in additional funding.

In the 2014-2015 school year, 215 public schools were recognized as high performing and gaining schools through the Arkansas School Recognition and Reward Program. The program recognizes the top 20 percent of schools based on academic achievement, academic growth and graduation rates.

According to the Arkansas Department of Education, “pursuant to Ark. Code Ann. §6-15-2107, the Arkansas School Recognition Program was created to provide financial awards to public schools that experience high student performance, student academic growth, and for a secondary school, high graduation rate.