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100.3 The Edge's Annual Scholarship Chili Cook-Off

100.3 The Edge's Annual Scholarship Chili Cook-Off

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The September Fund is seeking chili eaters for its 10th Annual “Guns n’ Hoses Chili Cook-Off."

Individuals or teams of up to five will compete in various categories for cash, trophies, bragging rights and other prizes on Saturday, October 31 at the Metroplex, 10800 Colonel Glenn Road in Little Rock. Cooking starts at 6 a.m., and the event opens to the public at 11 a.m.

Tasting spoons will be sold to the public with money raised from this event going towards the September Fund’s yearly scholarship awards. College-bound sons and daughters of Arkansas firemen, law enforcement officers and emergency medical technicians are eligible for the scholarships. 

Since the fund’s inception in 2003, it has raised and awarded over $100,000 in scholarships.   

Comedian brings laughter to Maumelle assisted living facility

Comedian brings laughter to Maumelle assisted living facility

MAUMELLE, Ark. (KTHV) - Stand-up comedian Mark Klein is bringing his talents to an assisted living facility in Maumelle with a personal goal of performing for the severely underserved senior market. 

“My dad is in his 90s,” says Klein. “If he still enjoys comedy, I see no reason other folks his age won’t enjoy it as well.” 

Klein began his professional stand-up career during the comedy boom of the 80s. Since then, he’s gone on to conquer the cruise ship circuit and corporate comedy gigs. He has been profiled by CBS, GQ Magazine and Forbes. Now, Mark is setting out to perform for seniors in need of a good laugh. 

“Just because they are older, doesn't mean they have lost their need for laughter and love of comedy.”

Klein will perform at Elmcroft Senior Living located at 100 Bringler Drive in Maumelle on November 2. It will last from 6 p.m. till 8 p.m.

Central Arkansas Buddy Walk® set for Saturday

MAUMELLE, Ark. (KTHV) - Central Arkansas Buddy Talk will hold its 4th Annual Central Arkansas Buddy Walk® Saturday, October 17 at Lake Willastein Park.  

The Central Arkansas Buddy Walk® is a community walk to celebrate Down syndrome awareness and promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome. 

There will be activities for all ages. Participants will enjoy a half-mile walk route through the scenic Lake Willastein Park along with a live disk jockey, face painting, games, balloon figures, bubbles and costume characters. Following the walk, a meal will also be provided to participants.

Registration will be open at 1 p.m. and the event will start at 2 p.m.

This year, Central Arkansas Buddy Talk hopes to raise $20,000 through the Central Arkansas Buddy Walk®. Funds raised will be used to support individuals with Down syndrome and their families in central Arkansas as well as national advocacy programs. 

Alderman Preston Lewis asking for the return of Maumelle rings

Alderman Preston Lewis asking for the return of Maumelle rings
MAUMELLE, Ark. – Alderman Preston Lewis of Maumelle is leading residents to call upon Maumelle’s city government to bring back a former landmark in the Maumelle Rings. Since the 1980s, Maumelle residents traveling state highway 100 (Maumelle Blvd.) would always see two separate concrete rings marking the city limit boundaries on both sides of town. Road construction projects though forced the relocation of the rings. For the past decade the rings have been sitting on a trailer behind Maumelle’s Public Works facility.  Statement from Alderman Lewis: "I have asked Mayor Mike Watson about restoration of the Maumelle Rings since 2013, but I have been unable to get him to take action on the issue. For over a year, I wasn’t even told they were still in existence. Finally, I heard they were still in Maumelle, so I went and found them.

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

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!”

Maumelle PD gets body cams from anonymous donation

Maumelle PD gets body cams from anonymous donation

MAUMELLE, Ark. (KTHV) - The Maumelle Police Department was able to purchase two additional body cameras for their officers due to a generous donation placed by those in the Maumelle community. 

The Maumelle Police Department made this statement on social media: 

"I stand absolutely amazed and humbled by the folks in this town! An extremely generous couple in Maumelle just dropped off a check that will cover the cost of two more body cameras for our Officers. This fantastic gift again underscores the generosity and support that folks in Maumelle have for their Police Officers and Firefighters. Thank you so much, and I say again, the partnership and mutual respect between the Police Department and our community is second to none. We love you guys."