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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. 

 

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 law enforcement Freezin for a Reason

Cabot law enforcement Freezin for a Reason

CABOT, Ark. (KTHV) - The Cabot community will be taking the plunge for 'Freezin for a Reason' on Feb. 28. 

The event will be held at the Cabot Community Pond, located at 1881 Kerr Station Road. Registration will begin at 10 a.m. and the plunge will be at noon. 

All of the proceeds will go to the Arkansas Special Olympics. Plungers can also register online at this website. Each participant will receive a long-sleeve T-shirt. After you have gotten wet, be sure to stay and enjoy the other Plunge festivities.

Thieves target vehicles near Conway trail

Thieves target vehicles near Conway trail


CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) - If you happen to walk, jog or bike, you may need to watch out the next time you leave your car to work out. The Conway Police Department continues to get reports of car break-ins in parking lots near the Tucker Creek Trail.

Two break-ins happened days apart, and the thieves took cash and debit cards and a gun that was left behind in one of the cars. Police told THV it is where the keys were that made these break-ins a piece of cake for criminals.

Once Deidra Maltbia locks her car, she wishes she could forget about it, but because of recent car break-ins in the parking lots near the Tucker Creek Trail, she cannot.

"I do not leave anything in my car," said Maltbia. "I do not trust anybody."

She also takes her keys with her. Other runners now holding on tight too.

‘THV in Your Town’ feature: Pine Bluff

‘THV in Your Town’ feature: Pine Bluff

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) - I spent the day visiting Pine Bluff, walking around and going to different visitor centers. Before I visited the area, I posted on Facebook that I was going to Pine Bluff (See original post: http://on.kthv.com/1jbwVrA). Based on some comments left by folks there, I half-expected to find a city in shambles, with decrepit buildings and sporting a mere shadow of a by-gone era. I was pleasantly surprised to find exactly the opposite.