September 18, 2014

Weekend of Wonder

The second annual Weekend of Wonder will showcase some of the world's finest magicians, organizers say.

House grudgingly approves arms for Syrian rebels

WASHINGTON -- The Republican-controlled House voted grudgingly Wednesday to give the administration authority to train and arm Syrian rebels as President Barack Obama emphasized anew that American forces "do not and will not have a combat mission" in the struggle against Islamic State militants in either Iraq or Syria.

Interview: Iraq premier nixes US ground troops

BAGHDAD -- Iraq's new prime minister ruled out stationing U.S. ground troops in his country, chiding the international community Wednesday for inaction in Syria and lamenting the "puzzling" exclusion of neighboring Iran from the coalition being assembled to fight the Islamic State group.

Arvest kicks off fourth year of fighting hunger

LITTLE ROCK -- Arvest Bank's 1 Million Meals initiative challenges bank associates, customers and communities to participate in fundraising efforts and nonperishable food drives to fight hunger in the more than 120 communities the bank serves. According to a recent study, 49 million individuals, including 16 million children, are identified as food insecure.

Dear editor: Simple principles

Dear editor: Response to Steven Bank: "I just read Larry Bauer's letter, Sept. 10, 2014, about only Christians helping victims of Katrina or the Ebola outbreak. I would like to let him know that I am not, nor will I ever be, a Christian." Spoken like Saul of Tarshish.

Prophecy Seminar

Evangelist Duane McKey, internationally known lecturer and Bible scholar, will present "Revealing Revelation," a seminar in the Seventh-day Adventist Church, 401 Weston Road.

Thursday Items of interest

VCK meets Tuesday, 'Wines form The Bay' fundraiser tickets on sale Virginia Clinton Kelly Democratic Women's Club will meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Democratic headquarters, 608 W. Grand Ave. Guest speaker will be Mike McCormick, Independent candidate for Garland County sheriff.