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Search to continue Thurs. for missing swimmer

GARLAND CO., Ark. (KTHV) - Authorities will start searching again for a teen who may have drowned in Lake Catherine Monday night.

The Garland County Sheriff's Office says 19-year-old James King was trying to swim from area of the lake to the other, but the started having trouble staying afloat. He then went underwater and didn't resurface.

Tuesday, the sheriff's office used a tactical team and certified divers to search the lake. Wednesday they started around 7:30 a.m. by running a side scan sonar.

The department says they didn't pick up anything promising and will suspend the efforts for the day and start again first thing Thursday morning.

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Thursday's the day for your chance to win

Thursday's the day for your chance to win

LITTLE ROCK (KTHV) - It's back, and it's better than ever! Today's THV is once again opening up our My Town community websites for a "Post the Most" contest.

This is your chance to win! All you have to do is contribute to My Town. You can become a contributor by visiting any of our community websites and signing up (on.kthv.com/NmqvWz).

Then, email mytown@todaysthv.com letting us know that you've logged in. We'll give you contributing rights, and you'll be on your way to winning.

The rules are simple: if you post the most items during the contest period, you win a $200 gift card. Second place wins $100 in gas and third place wins a THV prize pack and some deals from Deal Chicken.

You can post about anything.

Mammography bus dedicated

Mammography bus dedicated

From St. Joseph's Mercy:

After more than two years, life-saving mobile mammography is back on the road in southwest and south central Arkansas.

On Tuesday afternoon, Mercy Hospital Hot Springs unveiled and dedicated the new Mercy Mobile Health Services Van before a crowd that included co-workers, volunteers and donors.

“Mammography rates are extremely low in Arkansas and by providing this service we can help get women to mammograms. That will ultimately save lives and that’s what we’re all about,” said Mercy Hot Springs President Tim Johnsen. “It has been a life-saver in many cases and the women of our communities very much need this service.”

The arrival of the health services van is the culmination of the work of the St.

Teams search for possible Garland Co. drowning victim

GARLAND CO., Ark. (KTHV) -- Sheriff's deputies say they are searching for a man who may have drowned at Lake Catherine Monday evening.

The Garland County Sheriff's Department says it happened around 6 pm at a part of the lake in the Diamondhead Community.

According to witnesses, 19-year-old James King and his friends were attempting to swim from one area of the lake to another. The young man started having problems staying afloat, then he went underwater and did not resurface.

A tactical response teams and certified divers from the sheriff's department, along with the Game and Fish Commission and the Lake Hamilton Fire Department, used boats there to assist in the search.

Officials say the search is suspended due to obstacles under the water. They will resume looking for him Wednesday.

(Source: Garland County Sheriff's Department press release)

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Mobility Impaired Hunting Applications Due Aug. 15

Mobility Impaired Hunting Applications Due Aug. 15

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The Army Corps of Engineers will take applications through Aug. 15 for the 2012/2013 special deer and duck hunts that provide accessibility to mobility impaired hunters.  The hunters will be selected via a random drawing in September.


Eligible applicants must be non-ambulatory individuals with a permanent physical condition that severely impairs their mobility from either paralysis or amputation of one or both of the lower extremities, which requires assistance from a wheelchair, braces, crutches or other similar aids of mobility.


A list of hunt locations, dates, allowable methods of harvest, and points of contact are provided in this notice.  To obtain an application packet or get more information on a particular hunt, please contact the appropriate hunt coordinator. 


2012-13 Mobility Impaired Hunting Schedule

Hot Springs National Park gets trading cards

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) - A set of free trading cards at Hot Springs National Park features lesser known events from the Civil War and the civil rights movement.

The cards are being used as educational tools for children, who are given cards when they take part in a ranger-led tour or answer a question about their visit to the park.

The Sentinel-Record reports that (http://is.gd/ObbPQZ) that there are five different designs. The effort is part of a program by the National Park Service.

Cards given at certain parks last year marked Civil War events. The effort was expanded to the civil rights movement because that was an outgrowth of the Civil War.

The Hot Springs set includes depictions of African-American bathhouse workers and other scenes.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

Kayak Cove Adventure

Kayak Cove Adventure

Want to see Lake Catherine in a whole new way? Join a park interpreter on August 1 for a kayaking adventure at the marina in Lake Catherine. The stabe, flat-water kayaks are easy to navigate and incredibly relaxing. No experience is necessary, but you should be comfortable around water. Kayaks, paddles, and life jackets are provided, spaces are limited, and you must pre-register and pre-pay at the visitor center. Admission is $15. Call 501-844-4176