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"Adopt-A-Vet" for Christmas

"Adopt-A-Vet" for Christmas

MAUMELLE, Ark. (KTHV) - A few Maumelle citizens are trying to help veterans in the area have the perfect Christmas.

A drive is underway to take Christmas gifts to the “forgotten vets” at Fort Roots Veterans Administration Hospital in North Little Rock. Almost 400 vets are hoping to be surprised with gifts this year, including a visit from Santa. The veterans at Ft. Roots suffer from PTSD, life threatening illnesses or injuries, addictions and homelessness. 

“For many of the vets at Fort Roots, their only Christmas gift will be the ones we give them,” said Jacki Bruning of Maumelle, who had the idea six years ago.

According to Bruning, they are looking for donation items such as backpacks, socks, pajamas, coats, shirts, lap blankets, individual toiletries individual packaged snacks, candy, coffee and hand-held games,” said Bruning. 

UAMS Neighborhood Clinic opens in Maumelle

UAMS Neighborhood Clinic opens in Maumelle

MAUMELLE, Ark. - The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has opened a new UAMS Neighborhood Clinic offering convenient, high-quality primary care services in Maumelle.

The clinic, located at 102 Town Centre Drive in Maumelle, is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday. It offers primary care services to those 12 and older.

To make an appointment, call (501) 614-2470. More information is available at UAMShealth.com/Maumelle.

“UAMS is committed to offering all Arkansans world-class health care. Our Neighborhood Clinics allow us to meet the primary care needs of our patients in their own communities,” said Roxane A. Townsend, M.D., UAMS Medical Center CEO and vice chancellor for clinical programs.

Jefferson Co. Sheriff's Office issues reminder to parents on child identification

Jefferson Co. Sheriff's Office issues reminder to parents on child identification

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ark. - (Oct. 29, 2015 – With recent flash news alerts regarding missing children, teens, and others alike throughout the state, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office decided to issue a reminder to all parents regarding the indentification of their children. 

Major Lafayette Woods, Jr. issued the following statement on Thursday:

When a child or someone you know is reported missing, emotions become raw, which can hinder the ability of parents or love ones to make rational decisions. Yet, their actions and the actions of law enforcement in the first 48 hours are critical to the safe recovery of a missing. Knowing what you can do, what others can do, and where to go for help will not only expedite the search and recovery of your child or love one, it also will help to ease the emotional and financial burden of the search.

UCA to host Tournées French Film Festival

UCA to host Tournées French Film Festival

CONWAY, Ark. (UCA) - Visit the French-speaking world without leaving central Arkansas through the Tournées French Film Festival at the University of Central Arkansas.

The Tournées French Film Festival is from October 30 to November 13 at the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center on the campus of UCA. An audience discussion with a panel of UCA faculty will follow each film, and refreshments will be served.

All films are free and open to the public, have English subtitles and will begin at 6 p.m.

A special family-friendly screening of the animated film “The King and the Mockingbird” will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 7. Refreshments and interactive games for kids of all ages begin at 5 p.m.

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.