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My Town Hero nominee: Chris Matthews

My Town Hero nominee: Chris Matthews

MAUMELLE, Ark. (KTHV) - Many of people have been writing in from different communities around central Arkansas, telling THV11 in My Town why some of their nearest and dearest should be nominated.

Sean Matthews wrote to us about his father, explaining just how much a super hero he is.

We'll let Sean's letter do the talking this time around.


Do you know someone in your community who goes above and beyond? Maybe they’re always helping people, or greets everyone with a smile. Perhaps they’ve beat unthinkable odds or have accomplished something exceptional.

Day 30: Woman celebrates 30th birthday with 30 random acts of kindness

Day 30: Woman celebrates 30th birthday with 30 random acts of kindness

BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) – Most birthdays are celebrated with a cake, candles, and a few good friends wishing you a happy one, but one Benton woman decided to do things a little differently this year for her 30th.

Nicki Simpkins, of Benton, is doing a random act of kindness each day for the 30 days leading up to her birthday. Simpkins said she decided that Jan. 27 would no longer be about her; instead, she wanted it to be about others. 

She said she was driving home from visiting her in-laws in November and was thinking about the big birthday ahead; she had originally anticipated doing a 30 before 30 list to accomplish things like running a 5K or going to a concert, but a recent family death inspired her to leave the world a little bit better for her son in the future.

In fact, she plans to continue doing these random acts of kindness even after her big day is over.