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Beebe: Honor veterans throughout the year


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Gov. Mike Beebe is urging Arkansans to find ways to honor those who have served in the nation's military throughout the year as the state is marking Veterans Day.

Speaking at a Veterans Day ceremony in downtown Little Rock, Beebe said Tuesday the nation needs to make sure it recognizes veterans and keeps commitments to them and not just limit honoring them to one day during the year.

Veterans of all ages gathered at the River Market for the annual ceremony, which marks Beebe's last as governor. The term-limited Democrat is serving his final year in office.

Beebe said the hardest part of his job as governor has been calling loved ones of armed services members from the state who have died in combat.

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Arkansas Epilepsy Awareness Month


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Recently, Governor Mike Beebe signed a proclamation that deemed November as Arkansas Epilepsy Awareness Month. The newly formed Arkansas Epilepsy Association (AEA) is campaigning to raise awareness by Painting Arkansas Purple this fall.

Katie Bodenner and Kelsey Finney joined THV11 This Morning to talk more about AEA.

The AEA is an independent, not-for-profit organization created by individuals with epilepsy and those dedicated to finding effective treatments with the hope of one day finding a cure. The AEA assists individuals, families and the community at large through support groups, education, advocacy and awareness.

There will be a two hour seminar on November 15 providing general information about epilepsy, including basic seizure recognition and first aid. It will be held on the 10th floor of the Cancer Institute on the campus of UAMS from 2-4 p.m.

Best and worst deals in November


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - November is one of the happiest months for budget-conscious shopping.

Here are the best and worst things to buy this month from dealnews.com:

1. You'll see strong deals on cookware. There are more than double the number kitchen deals in November compared to most other months. This includes cookware, bakeware and small appliances.

2. Just say no to the iPad Mini 3. It's almost exactly the same as the iPad mini 2, aside from having a Touch ID and different color options. The mini 2 will be priced better on Black Friday, so experts say it's the better deal.

Men's fashion: matching your wardrobe


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – Men, it's all about you this morning! We're talking accessories with Sandy Wilkie from Jos A. Bank.

Watch the video to learn more.


Consumer Tuesday: Challenges for retirees


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - On this Consumer Tuesday, we talk about the many financial challenges for retirees.

For example, the effect of low inflation and how it changes Social Security retirement benefits is putting a squeeze on some people's income.

Financial Planner Barry Corkern joined THV11 This Morning on Tuesday. Watch the video to learn more.


Arkansas Business: Stocks end high on Monday


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – Monday showed another record close for the Dow and the S&P.

Stocks rose again on Monday, leaving the Dow and the S&P in record territory. Shares of health care stocks led the way, but companies in other industries led, too.

Shares of Dean Foods soared 14 percent after reporting earnings that came in better than analysts' expectations, and homebuilder Toll Brothers rose 2 percent after reporting a big jump in revenue.

On the other end, shares of cable companies fell after President Barack Obama said Internet providers shouldn't be allowed to cut deals with online services like Netflix to prioritize their content.

Shares of Comcast, which has cable customers in central Arkansas, lost 4 percent. Shares of Time Warner Cable ended down 7 percent.

Here in Arkansas, it'll be another trial for former Arkansas Treasurer Martha Shoffner.

Outdoors in Arkansas: Modern gun deer season underway in Arkansas


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - This past weekend was a big one for hunters in Arkansas as modern gun deer season got underway.

Hunters can help a good cause by donating some of their deer to Arkansas Hunters Feeding the Hungry.

Steve Wildman Wilson from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission joined THV11 This Morning on Tuesday to tell us more.