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Thrift store raising money for domestic violence shelter

CABOT, Ark. (KTHV) - The Cabot Safe Haven Thrift Store is fundraising for a county shelter used to provide a place of refuge for victims of domestic violence. 

The thrift store exists to suppport the work of the Lonoke County Safe Haven, who's mission is to provide hope of healing and independence to domestic violence victims. During the month of November, the store will be having a sale on Thursdays.  If customers bring in a brown grocery store bag, they can fill it with clothing items for just $15. 

The store is open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is located in the Cabot mini-mall located in downtown Cabot. 

Jefferson Co. Sheriff's Office issues reminder to parents on child identification

Jefferson Co. Sheriff's Office issues reminder to parents on child identification

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ark. - (Oct. 29, 2015 – With recent flash news alerts regarding missing children, teens, and others alike throughout the state, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office decided to issue a reminder to all parents regarding the indentification of their children. 

Major Lafayette Woods, Jr. issued the following statement on Thursday:

When a child or someone you know is reported missing, emotions become raw, which can hinder the ability of parents or love ones to make rational decisions. Yet, their actions and the actions of law enforcement in the first 48 hours are critical to the safe recovery of a missing. Knowing what you can do, what others can do, and where to go for help will not only expedite the search and recovery of your child or love one, it also will help to ease the emotional and financial burden of the search.

Cabot Schools first student designed, built theatre set

Cabot Schools first student designed, built theatre set

CABOT, Ark. (KTHV) - Students in Cabot are taking a step away from the books to put their hands to work on a new stage for the schools to use for upcoming plays. 

The students have drafted original floor plans and renderings that have led them to a final design, which they digitally drafted in Google Sketch Up. Teams were assigned certain jobs so that the stage could be set by deadline. 

According to school officials, the students have cut every board, primed every surface, turned plywood into hardwood with faux painting techniques, and even built a tree out of branches and 2x4s. One particular student, who took the lead on the design and drafting, will be presenting the finished product at Arkansas Thespians in February to compete for scholarships.  

Cabot inspiring others to be active

Cabot inspiring others to be active

CABOT, Ark. (KTHV) - The Cabot community is encouraging people to get outside and be active through their 2015 Inspiration Run. 

The Inspiration Run is taking place on Friday, October 9 beginning at 8:15 a.m. at Ward Central Elementary. Those involved will travel a total of 26 miles by feet and bicycle, visiting 14 Cabot schools with students cheering them along the way. The finish line will be at Magness Creek Elementary. 

The run partners with the Cabot School District and the Cabot Country Cruisers. 

Cabot Lions Club to host Pancake Breakfast

Cabot Lions Club to host Pancake Breakfast

CABOT, Ark. (KTHV) - On Saturday, October 10, the Cabot Lions Club invites you to join them at Cabotfest for some pancakes. 

The organization is hosting their annual Pancake Breakfast from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Cabot First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall

You can purchase a ticket from any Cabot Lions Club member or the day of at the entrance of the church. Adults are $5 each and kids ages 10 and under are $2 each. Carry-Out/To-Go Orders will be available.

Proceeds raised from the event will go directly towards the purchasing of eyeglasses for local school children and in-need adults, assisting local applicants with vital glaucoma and cataract surgeries, providing vision-screenings at local daycares, pre-schools, churches, health fairs and the Lonoke County Christian Clinic, as well as supporting the Cabot Lions Scholarship Fund. 

The Cabot Lions Club ask that you bring any unwanted eyeglasses to the breakfast so they can recycle them.

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.

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.