Patriotic parade

From left, St. Luke's Episcopal School students Leo Altamirano, Sadie Delgado and Jasper Dryden marched Wednesday in the school's annual Fourth of July parade. About 40 students dressed in red, white and blue and marched ...

Having a blast

Taylor Madewell, 3, and Faith Madewell, of Marshall, Texas, play with American flags Friday during Oaklawn Park's Spa Blast. In addition to a fireworks show, festival goers were treated to live entertainment and a kid's ...

Tie-dye work

Stephanie Buckley, founder and chief marketer of The Women Bloggers and The Park Wife, helps Hudson Risner, 7, of Hot Springs, whose father works at Alliance Rubber, make a tie-dye towel Wednesday at the company. ...

Magic of Milk

Lakeside Middle School students gather around for a "Magic Milk" demonstration during science camp last week. Campers were asked to research and conduct their own science experiments to share with their class. They learned how ...

Patriotic parade

From left, St. Luke's Episcopal School students Leo Altamirano, Sadie Delgado and Jasper Dryden marched Wednesday in the school's annual Fourth of July parade. About 40 students dressed in red, white and blue and marched around the school to the sounds of patriotic music and attended a flag ceremony conducted by the Thaddeus H. Caraway VFW Post 2278.

Catholic leaders press GOP to heed pope on climate, poor

ANKENY, Iowa -- Roman Catholic leaders in the early voting state of Iowa implored candidates for president Thursday to take up Pope Francis' call for "profound political courage" by focusing their campaigns as much on improving the environment and income inequality as they have on opposing gay marriage and abortion in past elections.

Junction 5

A gospel singing jubilee featuring the local group Junction 5 will be at 6 p.m. today at Center Hill Missionary, located on Highway 5.

Color guard

Fountain Lake's Cobra Color Guard completed a six-day camp to prepare for the upcoming football season's half-time show. The group is coached by Angela Donley. Students, from left, in the color guard are Haley Riggs, Alexa Donley, Bianca Rector, Megan Hall, Chloe Chapman and Katt Floyd.

Saturday'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 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. Grand Ave. All meetings are open. Call 866-754-2579 for ...