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Now you can brunch like the royals at Castle on Stagecoach

Now you can brunch like the royals at Castle on Stagecoach

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - A restaurant in Little Rock is allowing the public to travel back in time for a brunch with royalty. 

Nestled on 100 acres of land on Stagecoach Road in Little Rock sits a castle fit for a queen or king and now, open to the public for events. The Castle on Stagecoach has been offering the venue for rentals suitable for all types of events including weddings, corporate parties, bridal showers, holiday dinners and so much more.  

The owners decided it was time to start a monthly event in an effort to allow anyone in the public to come enjoy a champagne brunch, tour of the grounds and enjoy live music.

"The food and experience is wonderful.  Everyone should experience this," said guest, Rance Golden.

Four named Arkansas Teacher of the Year state finalists

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Four outstanding teachers were named 2016 Arkansas Teacher of the Year state finalists at a recognition event today with Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Arkansas Department of Education Commissioner Johnny Key. 

“Selecting just four teachers from an exceptional group of talented educators was a difficult process,” Key said. “The four state finalists chosen, however, have demonstrated leadership, knowledge and the ability to inspire students in the classroom. I congratulate them, as well as their administrators and fellow educators.”

The four state finalists are as follows:

Meghan Ables

11th Grade English/Literacy
Stuttgart High School
Stuttgart School District
Arkansas River Education Service Cooperative 

Brenda Galliher

Attorney General's Medicaid fraud control unit arrests Pulaski County woman

Attorney General's Medicaid fraud control unit arrests Pulaski County woman

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced the arrest of a Pulaski County woman by the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.

Cheri Bates-West, 38, of Maumelle was arrested on three felony controlled substance violations after investigators determined she administered substitute narcotics and drugs to residents of Lakewood Nursing and Rehab in North Little Rock and retained the prescribed medications for her own use. Bates-West was booked into the Pulaski County Jail and is being held on a $15,000 bond.

Bates-West was also charged with two additional outstanding warrants – a felony for failure to appear in Logan County and fraud for insufficient funds from the Sherwood Police Department. 

Medicaid fraud occurs when Medicaid providers use the Medicaid program to obtain money or products to which they are not entitled.

Sonic Drive-In partners with Maumelle High School on Thirsty Fridays

Sonic Drive-In partners with Maumelle High School on Thirsty Fridays

MAUMELLE, Ark. - Sonic Drive-In of Maumelle and Maumelle High School PTSO have joined efforts for the "Thirsty Fridays" events.  

On the second Friday of each month, beginning on September 11 and through the end of the 2015-2016 school year, a member of the PTSO Executive Committee will pick up and deliver Sonic soft drinks to 15 administrators, office and counseling staff.

The soft drinks, donated by Sonic, are part of the Parent Teacher Student Organization’s ongoing efforts to recognize and extend appreciation to the school’s staff.  Jeff Herring, the organization’s Public Relations Chairman, and father of two MHS students said, “The PTSO is thrilled to be working with our local Sonic to provide drinks to the administration and other staff at the high school. We appreciate them and all they do for our children, day in and day out. And, special thanks to Sonic for donating the drinks!”

ASMSA opens Class of 2018 admissions cycle

ASMSA opens Class of 2018 admissions cycle

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. - The Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts has officially launched the search for the Class of 2018.
 
Students apply to ASMSA through a competitive admissions process that evaluates high school coursework, ACT/SAT scores, responses to essay questions, letters of recommendation and other accomplishments.  Finalist candidates are invited to attend Interview Weekends in April.  The process is similar to application at selective colleges and universities.
 
Students must submit their completed online application, test scores, and letters of recommendation no later than March 1, 2016.
 

Maumelle High School principal all set for "Pink Out"

Maumelle High School principal all set for "Pink Out"

MAUMELLE, Ark. (KTHV) - Jeff Senn, the principal at Maumelle High School, will be dressed in all pink this Friday, September 4. 

Mr. Senn is participating in “Pink Out” as part of a fundraiser recently held by the Parent Teacher Student Organization (PTSO). During the school’s recent annual event, Hornet Swarm, Senn agreed to wear all pink on a designated school day if the organization raised a certain amount of funds. 

Senn, in his first year at MHS, has embraced the Hornet traditions and is also excited about starting new ones. “I’m all about the students.  I love these kids and I love what I do.  If I can help the students by helping the PTSO, I’m all for it.  Pink Out it is!”    

Happy 50th Anniversary!

Happy 50th Anniversary!

Happy 50th Anniversary to Rodney and Jerry Bise of Heber Springs, Ark.