LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Too often we report the negative news, but great things are happening in your community each day.
Here's a look at a few stories that are on The Brighter Side...
How would you like to get BOOed this Halloween? Today's THV has found a fun neighborhood activity for you and your kids to participate in that can really brighten someone's day.
All you have to do is first print out a BOO poem and sign. Then, fill a Halloween bag with candy and small toys; keep it inexpensive.
Next, find 3 houses in your neighborhood, preferably with kids, and leave the poem, picture and bag on their doorstep. If someone leaves the prizes at your house, put the BOO picture on your front door to show that you've been BOO'ed.
You'll have fun seeing how the BOOs spread around your neighborhood.
And in some uplifting education news, Connect Arkansas, a project of Arkansas Capital Corporation, has donated 26 Internet-ready computers to families who have completed the Computers 4 Kids program held at Mt. Ida High School.
Computers 4 Kids is a three-day, digital literacy program that educates Arkansas children and families about the Internet and its relevancy in today's society.
Connect Arkansas received federal stimulus grants to increase Internet awareness, education and use in Arkansas. As part of that grant, Connect Arkansas partnered with the University of Arkansas at Monticello to develop the Computers 4 Kids program and worked with computer distributors to provide refurbished, Internet-ready computers.
Since the program's inception, more than 900 families have received digital literacy training and free computers.
And in other great news, the UALR William H. Bowen School of Law has been named one of the southern region's Top Five Law Schools for Black Students, according to On Being A Black Lawyer, a blog and media enterprise begun to promote the causes and contributions of African-American attorneys.
"Our achievement in bringing diversity to our school and the legal field is a part of Bowen's dedication to providing access to justice to underserved populations," interim Dean Paula Casey said.
In addition to these measures, to be named a top regional school, OBABL ensures that the black law student population percentage reflects or exceeds one-third of the state's black population percentage. At recognized schools, tuition cannot exceed $20,000 in the midwest, southern, and mountain regions.