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Jacksonville restaurant owner honors veterans with mural


JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - David Bush is the owner of The Hook in Jacksonville. While most people know him for his amazing catfish, many have no idea he's also a Vietnam veteran.

Bush says, "I came to Little Rock after my tour in southeast Asia."

After a conversation with a long-time friend and patron, Bush had a huge mural painted in the main dining room. A vivid American flag proudly flown behind a glowing American Bald Eagle with a title that reads, "In honor of those who served."

Bush says, "We love people and we care. We really care about our Veterans."

Veterans like Richard Moore. Moore says, "He treats all the vets the same…real good." Moore and his wife have been visiting for decades. "They come all the time. They always sit at the same table," Bush explains.

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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. 

 

CADC accepting LIHEAP applications next week

CADC accepting LIHEAP applications next week

JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (February 18, 2015) - Central Arkansas Development Council will begin accepting applications for the Crisis Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) utility assistance with mass intake days to begin February 23, 2015. Applications for regular assistance are still being accepted.

To qualify for Crisis LIHEAP, persons must have a disconnect notice with a disconnect date within seven days of application date. All households receiving food stamps are potentially eligible to receive this assistance; however, the program is not limited to food stamp recipients. The program assists households with home energy and heating bills. Eligible households must meet income guidelines and furnish proof of all household income for the month prior to applying.

CADC accepting LIHEAP applications next week

CADC accepting LIHEAP applications next week

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. (February 18, 2015) - Central Arkansas Development Council will begin accepting applications for the Crisis Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) utility assistance with mass intake days to begin February 23, 2015. Applications for regular assistance are still being accepted.

To qualify for Crisis LIHEAP, persons must have a disconnect notice with a disconnect date within seven days of application date. All households receiving food stamps are potentially eligible to receive this assistance; however, the program is not limited to food stamp recipients. The program assists households with home energy and heating bills. Eligible households must meet income guidelines and furnish proof of all household income for the month prior to applying.

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JNPSD sets dates for two community meetings

JNPSD sets dates for two community meetings

JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (JNPSD) - The Jacksonville North Pulaski School District will hold two community conversations to discuss the movement of Jacksonville Middle School students and staff to Northwood Middle School for the 2015-16 school year. District officials will also discuss future facilities planning and the transition to one high school in the 2016-17 school year.

The first of the two meetings will be held Tuesday, February 17, 6 p.m. at the Jacksonville Community Center located at 5 Municipal Drive in Jacksonville. On Thursday, February 19, at 6 p.m. district officials will meet with parents and community members at Bayou Meto Elementary School located at 26405 Highway 107 in Jacksonville.

Police are asking for help finding missing Benton man

Police are asking for help finding missing Benton man

BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) - The Benton Police Department issued a missing person report Tuesday for Michael Ray Isbell.

Isbell, 48, of Benton was last seen Tuesday morning around 9 a.m. at the Birch Tree Organization located at 1502 Mary Kay Lane. According to reports, Isbell has been diagnosed with a mental illness that could possibly impair his judgment. 

He is believed to still be in central Arkansas. Isbell is described as standing six feet tall with short dark hair. He was wearing a white sweater, dark jacket, tennis shoes and blue jeans when he allegedly walked away from his volunteer job. 

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.