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The Longest Day 2014: Helping those with Alzheimer's

The Longest Day 2014: Helping those with Alzheimer's

On The Longest Day, teams around the world come together to honor the strenght, passion, and endurance of those facing Alzheimer's with a day of activity.

My Town Hero: 7-year-old raising funds to help ease friend's pain

My Town Hero: 7-year-old raising funds to help ease friend's pain

Bethany and Anne Marie are two little girls with bubbly personalities and a bond like none other.

Anne Marie is a 9-year-old who suffers from a rare skin disorder called Epidermolysis Bullosa or ED, which causes her skin to blister in response to heat, movement, or friction. Bethany, 7, is trying to raise funds for a saltwater pool in an effort to ease Anne Marie’s pain.

Bethany has been making and selling rainbow loom bracelets to raise the $25,000 needed for the pool to be installed in Anne Marie’s back yard. So far, she has already brought in $14,000 in just nine weeks, with donations coming in from as far away as California.

"I felt a little sad, I was trying to figure out what to do for her,” explained Bethany. "I get happier and happier because we're getting closer to the pool."

My Town Hero: 7-year-old raising funds to help ease friend's pain

My Town Hero: 7-year-old raising funds to help ease friend's pain

Bethany and Anne Marie are two little girls with bubbly personalities and a bond like none other.

Anne Marie is a 9-year-old who suffers from a rare skin disorder called Epidermolysis Bullosa or ED, which causes her skin to blister in response to heat, movement, or friction. Bethany, 7, is trying to raise funds for a saltwater pool in an effort to ease Anne Marie’s pain.

Bethany has been making and selling rainbow loom bracelets to raise the $25,000 needed for the pool to be installed in Anne Marie’s back yard. So far, she has already brought in $14,000 in just nine weeks, with donations coming in from as far away as California.

"I felt a little sad, I was trying to figure out what to do for her,” explained Bethany. "I get happier and happier because we're getting closer to the pool."

First baby born at St. Vincent Hot Springs

First baby born at St. Vincent Hot Springs


HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (St. Vincent) – It didn't take long for the first baby to be born at the newly-named St. Vincent Hot Springs.

Brylee Jo Bates entered the world at 2:39 a.m. on Tuesday, April 1, just 159 minutes after the hospital's name changed from Mercy Hospital Hot Springs. Brylee weighed 6 pounds, 2 ounces, and was 19 inches in length. Brylee was delivered by St. Vincent Hot Springs physician Mary Thaxton, M.D.

She is the daughter of Brittney and Brad Bates of Hot Springs. Brittney has been a co-worker in the St. Vincent Hot Springs Human Resources department for the past five years.

"It's very exciting having the first baby at St. Vincent," Brittney said. "Being an employee for five years, it's very cool to stay in the facility and be that first privileged person to bring a baby into the world in our new St. Vincent hospital.

Mobility van could give woman independence for first time in 16 years

Mobility van could give woman independence for first time in 16 years

CABOT, Ark. (KTHV) - The National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA) is giving local heroes from across the country a chance to win a custom Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle. One of the local heroes nominated for the competition is from right here in central Arkansas.

Becky Justice, a 38-year-old from Cabot, has been proving people wrong most of her life. Affected with Spina Bifida*, Justice said she fought her school in the early 1990s to make the campus wheelchair accessible rather than giving in and finding a different school. Now, she’s trying to once again to gain her independence through a contest made possible by NMEDA.

 “I was told that I helped to start the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) because of my part in helping to make the school wheelchair accessible,” Justice wrote on her NMEDA entry.

Mobility van could give woman independence for first time in 16 years

Mobility van could give woman independence for first time in 16 years

CABOT, Ark. (KTHV) - The National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA) is giving local heroes from across the country a chance to win a custom Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle. One of the local heroes nominated for the competition is from right here in central Arkansas.

Becky Justice, a 38-year-old from Cabot, has been proving people wrong most of her life. Affected with Spina Bifida*, Justice said she fought her school in the early 1990s to make the campus wheelchair accessible rather than giving in and finding a different school. Now, she’s trying to once again to gain her independence through a contest made possible by NMEDA.

 “I was told that I helped to start the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) because of my part in helping to make the school wheelchair accessible,” Justice wrote on her NMEDA entry.

Walmart, Sam’s Club in Little Rock area hosting Flu vaccine clinics

Walmart, Sam’s Club in Little Rock area hosting Flu vaccine clinics

Walmart customers and Sam’s Club members who have not yet received their flu shots can do so at select store and club locations in the Little Rock area.

Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacists will administer flu shots for individuals 18 and older. In addition to flu shots, Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacists are able to provide immunizations for the top vaccines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention including:

  • Pneumonia (pneumococcal)
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Chickenpox (varicella)
  • HPV (human papilloma virus)
  • MMR (measles, mumps, rubella)
  • Meningitis (meningococcal)
  • Shingles (herpes zoster)
  • Tetanus, diphtheria and whooping cough

 Locations offering immunizations include: