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Arkansas Tech Agriculture Students Living, Learning Together

Arkansas Tech Agriculture Students Living, Learning Together

The fall 2014 semester is only half complete, and Arkansas Tech University student Lindsey Triplett is already sold on a new social and academic experiment unfolding in Hughes Residence Hall.

Triplett, a sophomore agriculture business major from Damascus, is among 45 students from the Arkansas Tech Department of Agriculture living in Hughes Hall as part of the university’s first modern living and learning community (LLC).

“The idea of living and interacting with the people I am closest to was appealing to me,” said Triplett. “It’s one thing seeing people in class. It’s another to live with them. I feel like it’s helped us grow as a department in terms of study groups and different activities we get to do together because we have similar interests.

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Bethlehem House continues battle to feed the hungry with Empty Bowls event

Bethlehem House continues battle to feed the hungry with Empty Bowls event

Bethlehem House continues battle to feed the hungry with Empty Bowls event

Bethlehem House has as its mission to improve the life situations of the homeless and nearly homeless in the community. In addition to offering a home for the homeless, the shelter provides an evening meal daily and operates a food pantry to serve the needs of those who do not have adequate resources for food.

“Talking about ‘The Hungry’ in our community is easy,” said Judi Lively. “But it’s hard to look a person in the eye and say there is no food today and we can’t help your family,” “This occurs more often at the shelter than most people would like to believe.”

CEO: Hospital staff meticulously followed guidelines with Ebola testing


CLINTON, Ark. (KTHV) - "I know that it created a stir," David Deaton said.

Less than 24 hours after the most recent patient was diagnosed with Ebola in Dallas, and the Ozark Health Medical Center in Clinton treats a patient at "very low risk" for Ebola. Deaton continued, "Based on what we knew, what our training had been and what it indicated we just took steps appropriate."

David Deaton is the chief executive officer for the hospital and said it was the travel history and symptoms of the patient that initially caught the attention of medical staff.

Deaton said his staff meticulously followed CDC guidelines, some of which include assessing the patient for a fever, using protective equipment and consulting the health department about testing and treatment options.

IPDRA working to finish rebuilding what the storm left behind

IPDRA working to finish rebuilding what the storm left behind

MAYFLOWER, Ark. (KTHV) – The central Arkansas community still needs the help of lending hands following April’s deadly tornado. One organization is working in coordination with the Vilonia Disaster Recovery Alliance and the Faulkner County Long-Term Recovery Board to get volunteers out to these devastated areas of the state in an effort to help finish rebuilding what the storm left behind.

Inter-Faith and Partners Disaster Recovery Alliance (IPDRA) is made up of several faith-based and voluntary organizations that are working together to secure volunteers, material resources, and funding to meet the needs of others living in Faulkner County and beyond.

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My Town Hero: Planting seeds to grow a better community

My Town Hero: Planting seeds to grow a better community

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Along the 12th Street corridor in Little Rock, seeds of change are being planted as neighbors work to revitalize their community.

"It creates a kind of community bond when people are able to work together, work the land together," said Tauheed Salaam with the Central Little Rock Promise Neighborhood.

Salaam started this community garden almost a year ago, teaming up with non-profit groups to open this Young Adult Opportunity Center. Both have been breathing new life into the community ever since.

A look inside Paintball Arkansas Zombie Hunt

A look inside Paintball Arkansas Zombie Hunt

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) – Out on the outskirts of Conway, contagion has spread, the dead are walking, and the only safe house left in the country has been compromised. Through the emergency exit, you’re left with no choice but to jump on a ride through the woods with nothing but the weapons you’re given and your own fear.

Paintball Arkansas Zombie Hunt has opened for its second year and offers a frightful ride on the Zombie Annihilation Vehicle, 100 rounds of glow-in-the-dark ammo, and a tour through a labyrinth of horrors. The 25 to 30 minute tour is $25 per person and includes all of the above plus sideshow acts by PaulPrater.com.

Thursday was opening night and tours run to Nov. 8 on Thursdays through Saturdays. Gates open at 7 p.m.