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Arkansas Agriculture Department & Farm Credit announce Arkansas Grown School Gardens of the Year

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Among 28 school garden contestants from across Arkansas, four have been chosen as Arkansas Grown School Garden of the Year contest winners. School garden criteria included any Arkansas school, grades pre-K-12, with a working school garden during the 2014-2015 school year with photo or video documentation of garden activities. 

Winning schools from Marion, Madison, Pulaski, and Hot Spring Counties are as follows:

·         Overall School Garden Winner: Yellville-Summit Schools, Yellville

·         Best Nutrition Education Based School Garden: Kingston School, Kingston (near Jasper)

·         Best Environmental Based Education School Garden: Forest Park Elementary School, Little Rock

An Evening with Grady Nichols Smooth Jazz Concert

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Tickets are now on sale for An Evening with Grady Nichols Smooth Jazz Concert at Little Rock Marriott Hotel on Saturday, August 13, 2016.

At 7:15 p.m. on August 13 in the Salon A Ballroom if the Little Rock Marriott Hotel, you can find time to relax and help raise funds for lupus. Treat yourself to the cash bar or dance the night away listening to jazz hits by Grady Nichols.  

Tickets to the event are $30 each in advance and $40 each at the door. You can buy tickets over the phone by calling (501) 525-9380 or (800) 294-8878. Tickets can be mailed upon receipt of check or money order to Lupus Foundation of Arkansas, Inc. located at 220 Mockingbird Hot Springs, AR 71913. Online tickets are being sold at http://www.eventbrite.com. Seating is limited at this time. Tickets are also non-refundable. 

Its in the Bag-Voting Rights Edition

Its in the Bag-Voting Rights Edition

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Join the Mosaic Templars for a conversation about the Civil Rights Movement in Arkansas and a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act.

A panel will cover a variety of topics starting November 3 at 11:30 a.m. and will end at 12:30 p.m.  Panelists will include UALR assistant professors Dr. Brian Mitchell and Dr. Charles Romney. UAPB assistant professor Dr. Joseph Jones. Former Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee member Vivian Jones and PhD Candidate from the University of Arkansas Rodney Harris.

Bring your lunch and we’ll provide the drinks! For more information email Tameka@arkansasheritage.org or call 501.683.3620

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.   

Free festival helps promote National Fire Prevention Week

Free festival helps promote National Fire Prevention Week

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Free food, fun and family-oriented entertainment and demonstrations will be on deck during Fire Safety Day on Saturday, Oct. 10, at the Clinton Presidential Center.

The Little Rock Fire Department will lead the annual event, a four-hour festival that aims to educate children and families about fire safety as part of National Fire Prevention Week, this year taking place Oct. 4 - 10. From sitting in the driver’s seat of a fire truck and operating a fire hose to meeting Molly the Fire Safety Dog, children will get the opportunity for hands-on learning at Fire Safety Day, which kicks off at 11 a.m.

29 Arkansas State Trooper recruits to graduate

29 Arkansas State Trooper recruits to graduate

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Twenty-nine Arkansas State Police Trooper Recruits will graduate at 6 p.m. Thursday, October 1. 

The graduation ceremony will occur at the second floor rotunda area of the State Capitol.

Governor Asa Hutchinson will address the graduating recruits and assist Colonel Bill Bryant, director of the Arkansas State Police, in the presentation of State Police Commissions and class certificates.

The Honorable Rhonda Wood, Associate Justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court will administer the Oath of Commission.

Arkansas State Police Commanders, Arkansas State Police Commissioners and other state dignitaries will be among those present for the ceremony.

Alliance Rubber Company hosting students for National Manufacturing Day

Alliance Rubber Company hosting students for National Manufacturing Day

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) - The world’s largest manufacturer of rubber bands is hosting an event on October 2 in celebration of National Manufacturing Day.

The Alliance Rubber Company is giving the public a chance to see the inner-workings of manufacturing. During the event, sixth graders from Fountain Lake School will have the opportunity to tour the facility, learn about manufacturing and hear about career opportunities in the manufacturing field.

The students will arrive at 9 a.m. on Friday to the Alliance Rubber Company facility located at 210 Carpenter Dam Road in Hot Springs.

Amy Fecher, deputy director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, will be one of the speakers during the event, and Assistant Hot Springs Mayor Rick Ramick will be in attendance.