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    Paper Trails: Arkansans on Weather Channel Series; Singer’s Viral Video; Conway Woman on ‘Gong Show’

    SURVIVING AND THRIVING: If you caught a promo for The Weather Channel’s new series SOS: How to Survive, premiering Aug. 20, you might have recognized familiar Arkansas faces. Cathy Frye and her husband, Rick McFarland, of North Little Rock, both former Democrat-Gazette colleagues, will share the agonizing tale about the five days they were lost while hiking in the desert of Big Bend Ranch State Park in Texas in 2013. Their story is expected to air Sept. 3. Former reporter Frye is now director of communications at the Arkansas Public School Resource Center and former photographer McFarland now works part time for Les Steen Hardwoods and also sells his own…