LH alum to receive Silver Star

A 1988 graduate of Lake Hamilton High School who originally received a Bronze Star for his actions during a five-day operation in Panjwai Village, Afghanistan, in 2005 will have his medal upgraded to a Silver ...

Police hero honored

Hot Springs police Officer 1st Class Bryan Caldwell, second from right, was honored Friday morning by WoodmanLife Insurance Co. with its Lifesaver Award for his actions on Oct. 3 when he was credited with saving ...

Knitting for preemies

Coni Hall, of Hot Springs, and member of the Zeta Chi Chapter, Epsilon Sigma Alpha International, displays some of the preemie sets she knits for babies and donates annually to Arkansas Children's Hospital.

Vatican's saint-making office issues new rules

VATICAN CITY -- The Vatican's saint-making office has updated its rules governing the use of relics for would-be saints, issuing detailed new guidelines Saturday that govern how body parts and cremated remains are to be obtained, transferred and protected for eventual veneration.

Stepson snubbed by family's habit of selective gift-giving

DEAR ABBY: My husband and I were together for eight years before we married a year ago. He has a kid from a previous marriage who just turned 11. The boy has been a part of my life since he was 3. But it wasn't until his father and I were married that my parents began sending him Christmas presents. They don't usually send him birthday gifts.