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Missing Little Rock woman found

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Leah Bogart Trahin has been found safe.

Trahin, 90, was last seen Wednesday leaving her home to go to the Little Rock Air Force Base.

According to Little Rock police, Trahin got confused and mistakenly drove to Oklahoma and drove around for 13 hours. She was found in Conway around 1 a.m. Thursday.

Trahin is not diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease, but she does have memory problems.

There was no Silver Alert issued for Trahin.

A Place to Call Home: Michael

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- He is a foster child who loves cats, music and the weather, so no better invitation than to join us in the THV 11 studios.

This week, 13-year old Michael charmed us all, including Joey the Garden Cat.

Michael loves the furry felines. "He'll eat it right out of your hand," says THV 11's Dawn Scott.

So the chance to meet and feed Joey the Garden Cat was beyond expectation during a visit to the THV studios. "He's got black feet!" exclaims Michael.

Paying it Forward: 35 years of miracles

LITTLE ROCK, (KTHV) - From the outside, its a typical building on Spring Hill Blvd. in Little Rock. But on the inside, the Watershed Projects is a place of miracles.

Their leader is no stranger and his face is familar to so many Arkansans.

Reverend Hezekiah Stewart explains, "This telephone rings all day, every day."

Watershed provides food, clothing, toys, and a myriad of services to those in need. For years, THV 11 News has told you about the mission and the importance of the community donating.

But without Stewart, the financial miracles would be impossible.
He's been giving back now for 35 years.

"I don't consider myself a hero. Because this particular dream and vision was given to be by God," he says.  

Stewart is mostly known for his Turkey Dinners. It's his goal to help feed 5,000 people every Thanksgiving.

He says, "I love this work. I love helping people."

Signing day in Arkansas for high school seniors

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Wednesday is the beginning of early signing period for spring sports and several high school seniors have made their decisions.

Lawson Vassar, a senior at Pulaski Academy, has played football and baseball during his time at PA. But Wednesday he signed to play baseball for the Diamond Hogs next year. Vassar will be a pitcher at Arkansas.

Vassar's roommate will be North Little Rock senior Alex Gosser. Gosser also signed to be a Diamond Hog next fall. He plays catcher currently for the Charging Wildcats and will assume the same position in Fayetteville.

Four seniors signed letters of intent at Central Arkansas Christian Wednesday. Joey Pinney and Travis Byrnes will play baseball for the UCA Bears next year. Pinney turned down offers from Alabama and Arkansas to stay closer to home.

River Market Ice Rink opens Saturday

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - One of the first signs the holiday season is here. The Arvest Bank River Market Ice Rink opens to the public Saturday, Nov. 17 at 10 a.m.

4 proposed tech park sites make presentation

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The location of Little Rock's Technology Park is closer to being determined.

The final four proposed sites made ten minute presentations to the Technology Park Authority Board Wednesday evening. The goal is to choose a location in close proximity to educational and research facilities like UAMS, UALR and Arkansas Children's Hospital.

One of the final proposed locations is on Collins Street in Downtown Little Rock near Heifer International and the Clinton Presidential Center. Skip Rutherford with the Clinton School of Public Service says it is a perfect fit for the area.

"If the Clinton Presidential Center represents the bridge to the 21st century, this site and this location is the byway through the 21st century," said Rutherford.

Rutherford also said the site will not affect any residential areas near it and will provide revitalization to the area.

Balloon ride checked off 'bucket list'

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Up, up and away! That's what one Arkansan listed as "number one" on her bucket list.

Ms. Deborah Saucier is a resident of Bryant who has loved hot air balloons since she was 10-years old.

"It was just kind of ethereal even, I don't know of a better word to use," Saucier said. 

She recently celebrated her 59th Birthday.

"We had a chance to write down our bucket lists and thanks to the movie that was made available to us. And this was on my bucket list and I don't even remember what else I wrote down, but this was number one," Saucier said.

Nancy Brown is the Executive Director of Southern Trace Rehabilitation and Care Center in Bryant, and surprised Saucier with the balloon ride.