A little touch-up

Chuck Smith, of Hot Springs, paints the Bill Clinton sign located at Hill Wheatley Plaza on Friday. Smith said he's repainted the two-sided sign, which symbolizes Clinton's years in Hot Springs, numerous times over the ...

Bead art

Lake Catherine State Park Interpreter Elizabeth Sorensen, right, reveals art made with beads and an iron as Carson Wakes, 6, left, and his brother Connor Wake, 3, look on at the park on Wednesday.

Highway 7 widening project's EA approved

An Environmental Assessment on a project to widen Highway 7 south to Highway 290 was approved by the Federal Highway Administration in April, according to information handed out last week at a location and design ...

Second escaped New York prisoner is shot, captured

MALONE, N.Y. -- The second of two convicted murderers who staged a brazen escape three weeks ago from a maximum-security prison in northern New York was shot and captured near the Canadian border on Sunday, two days after his fellow inmate was killed in a confrontation with law enforcement, authorities said.

Sick of diatribes

Dear editor: Is anyone else sick and tired of the back and forth diatribes over science and religion between a handful of letter writers? Attention Lowell Price, Mike Nunn, George Lindholm, and others: None of you is going to ever change the other's mind. Quit taking up space that could be used for legitimate topics.

Gospel concert

Hickory Hill Park plans to host a gospel music concert at 7 p.m. today featuring local group Junction 5. Also set to appear in the concert will be The Hawkins Family, of Hot Springs. The park is located at 216 Bryant Road. Parking and admission are free, but visitors should bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating. Concessions will be available at Buddy's Barnyard Cafe.

Saturday Item of interest

Kidney dialysis support group begins Sunday A new support group, Arkansas Kidney Dialysis Support Group, will meet from 1-3 p.m. Sunday in the Whittington Room at Garland County Library, 1427 Malvern Ave. This group is by and for dialysis patients and their families or significant others.