Bids opened on highway project

LITTLE ROCK -- The Arkansas State Highway Commission opened bids Wednesday on a project to widen 17.6 miles of Highway 70 east to five lanes from Interstate 30 in Saline County to Hot Springs.

Coding highlighted in Computer Science week

The Hour of Code campaign has placed coding in the spotlight for area schools during Computer Science Education Week, which is held annually to inspire students in kindergarten through the 12th grade to take interest ...

Diamonds are forever

Mark Fleischner, owner of Lauray's The Diamond Center, right, and Art Amaro, store manager, examine a diamond during Ice on Ice, the holiday season's premiere event, held Thursday night at the Arlington Resort Hotel & ...

Coats for kids

The Zeta Chi Sorority recently donated 24 coats, 24 pairs of socks and shoes to the Langston Aerospace and Environmental Studies Magnet School. Langston counselor Denise Ludlow, left, accepted the donation from sorority chair Peggy Holt, second from left, and fellow members, from left, Jerri Roper, Sharon Turrentin and Coni Hall.

Thursday's Datebook

Civic clubs Oaklawn Lions Club breakfast meetings are held at 6:45 a.m. Fridays at Higdon Square Cafe. Visiting Lions and guests are welcome. Contact Gerald Murders, president, 624-1096; or Wanda Thorp, secretary/treasurer, for information. Malvern Area Kiwanis Club will meet at noon today at Western Sizzlin', Malvern. For information, call Susan Lafond, 501-337-6422. Walnut Ridge Masonic Lodge 390, F&AM, will have a stated meeting at 7 p.m. today at the Lodge Hall, Royal, for regular ...