4H Rodeo

Lakeside students Nicholas Martin, 7, left, and Kayla Hammons, 7, share an affectionate moment with a duck Thursday during the second annual Cool Clover 4H Club's Special Needs Rodeo at the Garland County Fairgrounds.

Day of Prayer

The Rev. George Sanders, pastor of St. Mary of the Springs Catholic Church, left, and Jonathan Beyer, pastor of First Lutheran Church, were two of the religious and community leaders who spoke Thursday during the ...

Cinco de Mayo

Michelle Moody, 7, left, Avery Perez, 7, first-graders at St. Luke's Episcopal School, and fellow students dance around for a Cinco de Mayo celebration at the school on Thursday. According to The Associated Press, May ...

Derby fever pervasive, trainer says

An Elvis Presley song from the 1970s -- "Kentucky Rain" -- would have been appropriate background music for the horses training early Thursday at Churchill Downs in Louisville.

Police log

May 4 Heather Burns, 431 Lake Hamilton Drive, reported a breaking or entering. Missing were a bag, wallet, documents, driver's license and money. Thomas Anderson reported a theft at St. Paul Baptist Church, 497 Crescent Ave. Missing was water.

Canada evacuating 8,000 wildfire evacuees by air

FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta -- Canadian officials began evacuating 8,000 people from work camps north of devastated Fort McMurray by air on Thursday and hoped to move thousands more via a highway convoy Friday if it is safe from a massive wildfire raging in Alberta that has grown to 85,000 hectares (210,035 acres).

Music matters

The Hot Springs Flute Ensemble performed for Lakeside High School students April 22 in the library media center. Sigilda Naidin is the ensemble's conductor. Jackie Flowers is the executive director.

Friday's Datebook

Support groups Narcotics Anonymous meets at noon and 8 p.m. today at 919 Hobson Ave. This is a 12-step recovery program for people for whom drugs have become a major problem. The Help Line number is 321-8700. Alcoholics Anonymous meets at noon, 6 p.m. (two meetings -- one man, one woman) and 8 p.m. today at 411 Sellers St. Call 623-6328 for information. Narcotics Anonymous, SOS Group, meets at 6 p.m. today at 315 W. ...