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Henderson professor to talk heroes, superheroes at ASMSA lecture

Henderson professor to talk heroes, superheroes at ASMSA lecture

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. — Henderson State University psychology professor Dr. Travis Langley believes comic book superheroes have the ability to teach us about heroes in real life.

Langley will share some of his knowledge about the subject at the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts Science and Café Lecture on Thursday. He is the featured speaker at the event, which will be held at 7 p.m. at Kollective Coffee and Tea, 110 Central Ave. He will speak on “Psychology and Superheroes,” including how superheroes are good stand-ins for the study of what makes real-life heroes.

His lecture will focus on several particular superheroes such as Iron Man, Captain America and Batman. He called them some of the most down-to-earth superheroes, because they don’t have superpowers. They have very human qualities that make them more relatable to real-life individual, according to Langley.

BNPD gets 'Back In Your Business'

BNPD gets 'Back In Your Business'

BENTON, Ark. - The Benton Police Department is getting “Back In Your Business” during the entire month of December to increase officer visibility, sustain good community relationships and deter crimes at businesses in the city.

2014’s “In Your Business” initiative had such a resounding success with business owners and the entire community, that we are utilizing the program again this holiday season.

In this proactive initiative, officers will exit their patrol cars, introduce themselves to the owners and workers, and later will provide contact information and material on joining the Benton Business Watch program (if the business isn’t already a member). In addition to the full-time officers, the police department will also utilize reserve officers to provide extra patrol of businesses.

2015 Toy Troopers Toy Drive

BRYANT, Ark. (KTHV) - The 15th Annual Toy Troopers Toy Drive season kicks off with the Inaugural Toy Trooper’s Banquet on November 12 at Bishop Park, located at 6401 Boone Road in Bryant.

The event starts with a reception at 6 p.m. followed by a fine dining experience at 7 p.m., provided by Bistro’s Catering and Gourmet Take Away. The evening events will also include musical entertainment, with Chris Wyatt, DJ Raquel, and The Arkansas All Star Band, featuring “Sally Howell” and special guest, Arkansas’ own Michael “Roosterboy “ Shipp.

The event will also have a silent auction.

The season will continue with the 15th Annual Toy Troopers Toy Drive December 11, 12, and 13, at the Wal-Mart parking lot in Bryant.  

Bryant citizens can voice opinions on park improvements

BRYANT, Ark., —The Bryant Parks Department is now offering citizens the opportunity to prioritize their city park improvements via an online survey. The information will be gathered through the end of the year in order to establish a priority list for future parks improvements.  Utilizing the suggestions of multiple community organizations and Bryant citizens, the survey is comprised of over 50 multiple choice questions that rank each assessed need using a Likert (ranked average) scale of the comprehensive results. The data resulting from this survey will be compiled from now until December 31 at 11:59 p.m. Each survey must be completed in its entirety to be accepted as a qualifying survey.

State park bioarchaeologist to speak at Pulaski Tech

State park bioarchaeologist to speak at Pulaski Tech

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Dr. Melissa Zabecki Havey, a  bioarchaeologist with Parkin Archaeological State Park, will be the guest speaker for the Pulaski Technical College Anthropology Club's meeting on Nov. 16.

The event will be held at the Celebrity Chef Theatre at the Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Institute located at 13000 Interstae 30 starting at 7 p.m. 

Dr. Harvey will speak about osteoarchaeology and mortuary archaeology with a link to Egyptology and burial mound archaeology in Arkansas. The lecture is free and open to the public.

For more information, email mkterrell@pulaskitech.edu

 

Jefferson Co. Sheriff's Office issues reminder to parents on child identification

Jefferson Co. Sheriff's Office issues reminder to parents on child identification

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ark. - (Oct. 29, 2015 – With recent flash news alerts regarding missing children, teens, and others alike throughout the state, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office decided to issue a reminder to all parents regarding the indentification of their children. 

Major Lafayette Woods, Jr. issued the following statement on Thursday:

When a child or someone you know is reported missing, emotions become raw, which can hinder the ability of parents or love ones to make rational decisions. Yet, their actions and the actions of law enforcement in the first 48 hours are critical to the safe recovery of a missing. Knowing what you can do, what others can do, and where to go for help will not only expedite the search and recovery of your child or love one, it also will help to ease the emotional and financial burden of the search.

Bryant officials pushing for neighborhood traffic circles

Bryant officials pushing for neighborhood traffic circles

BRYANT, Ark. - According to the Bryant officials, the City of Bryant receives phone calls from concerned residents regarding excess vehicular speeds in their neighborhoods almost weekly. 

Dana Poindexter, assistant of the mayor, stated that in some instances traffic control devices have been utilized to encourage speeders to slow down. In other cases the police department have been asked to set up within neighborhoods to run radar and write citations. 

As an alternative, the City of Bryant Public Works Department is proposing to place temporary traffic circles at selected neighborhood intersections, one in each of the four City wards. While such devices are fairly new to this area, they have long been used with great success in other cities around the country.