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Arkansan produces film to raise awareness on suicide

Arkansan produces film to raise awareness on suicide

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - An Arkansan has found her own way to raise awareness of the effect of suicide in the state. 

Summer Moody is the founder of a new film "This Too Shall Pass." As the writer of the movie, she hopes to bring alive the seriousness of suicide and depression that plagues individuals across the U.S. Summer's goal with the film is to shed light on the truth of suicide and the effect it has on those left behind as well as the healing process. 

Tom Logan, award-winning feature film director with the Director's Guild of America, has signed on to be the director of the film. 

Hot Springs to unveil historic fountain

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. - A ceremony unveiling the historic National Humane Alliance Water Trough Fountain will take place at 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 7 at the intersection of Malvern Avenue and Broadway Street.

The solid granite fountain dates back to the early 1900s when the National Humane Alliance placed an estimated 125 animal fountains on city streets across America.

The Alliance was founded in 1897 by Hermon Lee Ensign, a wealthy business tycoon with a great love of animals. Ensign’s goal was to educate people to be considerate of animals and of each other.

Officials fight spread of Chronic Wasting Disease

Officials fight spread of Chronic Wasting Disease

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Last month, The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission confirmed an elk was the first case of Chronic Wasting Disease in the natural state. Since then, two deer have also tested positive for the deadly disease.

While the disease can’t be contracted to humans, it is still something Arkansans should take seriously.

Oaklawn cancels Thursday's races

Oaklawn cancels Thursday's races

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – Oaklawn management made the decision to cancel Thursday’s nine-race card after more than five inches of rain left the track too saturated for racing.

“The safety of the horses and riders is always our first concern,” said Director of Racing David Longinotti. “The rain began about 3 p.m. Tuesday and has barely stopped since.”

Oaklawn remains open for gaming and simulcast racing. The game room will remain open until 3 a.m. 

Live racing is scheduled to resume Friday with a 1:30 p.m. first post. 

New fellowship emphasizes summer service learning project

New fellowship emphasizes summer service learning project

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. — A new fellowship at the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts will assist students conducting summer service learning projects, benefitting their home communities.

The ASMSA Trustees’ Service Fellowship is awarded to a rising senior each year. The student selected for the fellowship will receive a $600 grant toward their service project. The project must be completed during the summer between their junior and senior year at ASMSA. The student will give a public presentation on their project during their senior year.

Board receives findings from performing arts center feasibility study

Board receives findings from performing arts center feasibility study

HOT SPRINGS – The Hot Springs Board of Directors heard a presentation Wednesday regarding a feasibility study for the development of a performing arts center in Hot Springs, Ark.

Dan Martin of Market & Feasibility Advisors, LLC (MFA) of Austin, TX and Chicago, IL, presented their findings in a 104-page study,concluding that the project is “market feasible” but not financially feasible.

The primary measure of feasibility is whether the center’s user groups could pay facility-use charges in full support of the facility’s operating costs, while a blended source of government and philanthropic support would provide the initial capital development costs.

City of Hot Springs provides live video of Majestic cleanup

City of Hot Springs provides live video of Majestic cleanup

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. - The Hot Springs Public Information Department, in cooperation with the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences, and the Arts, has added a live video stream to the city’s website of cleanup activities underway at the Majestic Hotel yellow brick site. 

The “MajestiCam” will be available live on cityhs.net weekdays from approximately 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.  The Majesticam page can be found in the Departments menu under Public Information or by clicking a portal image located near the bottom of the city’s homepage.  During hours when no live feed is available, previous daily recordings may be viewed on the city’s YouTube channel, also accessible from cityhs.net.