Operation North Pole aids local children

PEARCY -- A total of 436 children in the Lake Hamilton School District received food, clothes and Christmas presents this month through Operation North Pole at the Lake Hamilton Parent Center.

Officials told Majestic cleanup on schedule

Bruce Maxwell, project manager for Park Residences Development LLC, owner of the Majestic Hotel properties, told the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality on Friday that enough bids have been received that contract negotiations can begin.

Area artist paints Beebe's portrait

LITTLE ROCK -- At the end of an eight-year run as governor and a decades long role as a player in Natural State politics, Gov. Mike Beebe is leaving behind a lasting image of his ...

Stevens wins CMS geo bee

Ethan Stevens, a fifth-grade student at Cutter Morning Star Elementary School, won the school's geographic bee to advance to the state competition.

John's Honda holding open house

Please join the staff at John's Honda starting at 11 a.m. Saturday for their open house and fundraiser for James and Scotty King, of King Racing, to help them raise money for their upcoming journey to the King of the Motos Race in Southern California in January.

Obama opens program to illegals

President Obama's unilateral executive action on immigration will make hundreds of thousands, perhaps more than a million, illegal immigrants eligible for federal transfer payments. That will be done primarily through two widely used programs -- the Earned Income Tax Credit, or EITC, and the Additional Child Tax Credit, or ACTC.

Veterans ride

Fountain Lake Elementary students got to meet and thank veteran motorcyclists escorted by officers of the Hot Springs Police Department on Nov. 11 as part of the district's Veteran's Day celebration.

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 ...