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2014 Little Rock Walk to End Alzheimer's Kickoff Luncheon

2014 Little Rock Walk to End Alzheimer's Kickoff Luncheon

The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's is the nation's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research. Since 1989, we have mobilized thousands of people in your community to join the fight aganist Alzheimer's disease, the nation's sixth-leading cause of death.

Demonstrate your family or company leadership role in the fight aganist Alzheimer's by joining us as A volunteer or a participant of your local Walk to End Alzheimer's. Together, with your philanthropic support, we can lead the way to end Alzheimer's. 

Magic Springs honors military, law enforcement in Aug., extends season

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. -- Magic Springs Water and Theme Park winds down its 2014 season with special events and a tribute to military, police, and firefighters with free admission during the month of August as part of Hero Appreciation Month. The offer is valid for active and inactive military and official identification is required to receive free admission.

"We can't do enough to honor these American heroes and this is our way to make coming to the park more affordable for them and their families," said Steve Honeycutt, general manager.

Fire truck to be at park, Saturday, August 9

A Hot Springs Fire Department fire truck will be at the park this Saturday, August 9 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The truck will be located in the kiddie park area and kids will able to have their photo made with a firefighter.

Character Day and Dive-In Movies –August 16

ASMSA alumnus makes gift in Bitcoin

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. — A gift that is the first of its kind to a high school in the United States will provide the opportunity for the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts to offer a unique course for its students.

Luther Lowe, a 2001 ASMSA alumnus and director of public policy at Yelp, made a $10,000 gift in bitcoin to the ASMSA Foundation Fund. In 2007, Gov. Mike Beebe appointed Lowe to the ASMSA Board of Visitors. In the final year of his appointment, Lowe served as board chair.

Bitcoin is a global, decentralized cryptocurrency that uses peer-to-peer technology for secure monetary transactions created through the digital exchange of information. Bitcoin is the most popular cryptocurrency.

Records show water runoff from Majestic Hotel not toxic

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) - Documents from the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality show water samples weren't toxic before a hotel burned down earlier this year.

The city's stormwater manager says sampling was done after the fire too. He says tests showed some levels had spiked, but returned to normal after a few days.

The Sentinel-Record reports a rainwater sample from the Majestic Hotel was also tested about two months before a fire ripped through the historic hotel in February.

The blaze prompted the city to raze part of the hotel's complex and condemn the rest. Rubble has been piled along the street since the fire.

The owner of the corporation that owns the Majestic property has submitted a cleanup plan to the state's environmental quality department. A revised plan is expected this week.

Race for the Cure scheduled for October

Race for the Cure scheduled for October

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Women united in the city on Tuesday as the Arkansas chapter of the Susan G. Komen Foundation made their big "Race for the Cure" announcement.

The theme for this year's race is "Move. Be Moved".

A breast cancer survivor spoke at the event today, describing her fight and what the race means to her.

"My wonderful husband Barry Marshall and my beautiful daughter Mattie Underwood were right by my side during the process giving constant, love, care, support and it's this same love that you cannot help but to experience on the race day," said survivor Celese Marshall.

The race is set for Saturday, October 4th. Their goal is set at $1.6 million for breast cancer research, education, screenings and treatments.

The Arkansas Race for the Cure is one of the largest Komen events across the country.

My Town Hero: Batesville mom provides kids with second chance at childhood

My Town Hero: Batesville mom provides kids with second chance at childhood

BATESVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - In Batesville, one woman has dedicated her life to helping children believe in themselves and lead fulfilling lives.

"When I first moved in I was scared to death,” said Jamey Vanlandingham, who first set foot on Cheyenne Ingram’s porch 7 years ago. "My parents at the time were not stable enough, and DHS stepped in. I'd gone from one place to the next.”

But this time was different.

"You walk in the door, and you immediately get a feeling like ‘I'm at home,’" Vanlandingham described, saying that Ingram welcomed him with open arms when he came to the Arkansas Sheriff's Youth Ranch in Batesville. "It wasn't like ‘Well what did you do? Why are you here?’ It was more of a ‘Well, you're one of mine now. Let’s be a family.’"

For Jamey, the ranch provided a second chance at childhood, but he wasn't alone. Cheyenne was raising several other young boys just like him who'd been abused or neglected.

Local racing fixture, Don Grisham, dead at 84

Local racing fixture, Don Grisham, dead at 84

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) - There are people who walk this earth who contain an inner light, a spark, a glow. Some call it a vibe, and when you meet these people, you instantly like them.

Unfortunately, we have lost one of those people.

Don Grisham was a native of Hot Springs, a graduate of Henderson State, and spent most of his career writing for the Daily Racing Form.

He witnessed some legendary horses at Oaklawn. One of them we met for the first time together: Smarty Jones.

Oaklawn GM Eric Jackson said today of Don that there wasn't anyone anywhere who didn't like him.

Grisham was 84 years old.