Rising water brings more campsite closures

An additional inflow of water has pushed the elevation of Lake Ouachita to 585.1 feet above mean sea level, leading the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to close more campsites and amenities around the lake.

Ballet practice

From left, Emma Cheatham, 6, Samantha Runyon, 6, Addison Neal, 6, and Caroline Malone, 6, practice a ballet routine during their Dance City Studio class Thursday.

Blue beginnings

Daryl Wedwick's "Yellow Flowers" is just one sampling of the many artworks showing as part of the "Out of the Blue" exhibit at Barbara Cade's Blue Rock Studio and Gallery, 262 Hideaway Hills Drive on ...

Hogs have many heroes in tourney

FAYETTEVILLE -- Though stranding more passengers than a New York-New Jersey traffic jam, the Arkansas Razorbacks' hitters unquestionably grabbed Late-Late Show top billing for their Academy Award-type heroics at the Southeastern Conference baseball tournament in Hoover, Ala.

'Positive liberty'

Dear editor: The American historian, Thomas Frank, author of "What's the Matter with Kansas?" (2004), began observing and writing about American politics as a Republican college student, but later changed his political affiliation to the Democratic Party. Frank says in his book, "The Wrecking Crew: How Conservatives Rule" (2008), that "bad government is the natural product of rule by those who believe that government is bad."

Tools for Learning

Lakeside Middle School student Grant Viscardis, back, presents gear from special agent Joseph Mahoney during the school's inaugural Job Fair, held May 13 to educate seventh-graders about job opportunities in their future. The fair was hosted by the Tools for Learning class and facilitated by Melissa Ellis.

Friday Items of interest

Decoration Day at Oma Cemetery Decoration Day will be held at Oma Cemetery, on Amity Road, Sunday. Everyone is welcome to attend, place flowers on graves, then stay and visit with each other. Please honor all veterans by placing a flag on their graves.