February 21, 2017


Magnet Cove High School student Brady Michael and students in Jessica Cornell's pre-Advanced Placement English class designed masquerade masks after they read William Shakespeare's play "Romeo and Juliet" ahead of a planned Shakespeare Day to be hosted by library media specialist Melissa Hudson.

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Find the angle

Student teacher Allison Clayton, second from left, leads Lakeside Middle School students, from left, Blaine Homan, Meaghan Overstreet and Kayla Young in an activity to solve problems with angles by using relationships in Sharla Moore's sixth-grade class.

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Noted author presents to Village Writers' Club

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE -- Noted writer, publisher, speaker, teacher and presidential diarist Janis F. Kearney will present the program, "Writing Our Lives: Rediscovering Lost Memories," to the Village Writers' Club at 1 p.m. Monday in Room 6 of the Coronado Community Center, 150 Ponderosa Lane.

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Breakfast Lions ready for annual Chili Day

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE -- The Hot Springs Village Breakfast Lions will host the 40th annual Chili Day fundraiser on March 11 in the Coronado Community Center, 150 Ponderosa Way. The lunch service will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and dinner from 4-7 p.m.

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Moore named Miss HSU

ARKADELPHIA -- Olivia Moore, a sophomore biology major from Gurdon, was crowned 2017 Miss Henderson State University on Feb. 16.

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French releases new CD

Local musician John French will perform at 8 p.m. Wednesday at The Big Chill and release his latest CD, "Grab A Beer and Find A Seat," at the show.

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Light touch

Roving entertainer Justin Chastan juggles lighted spheres during the fourth annual Mystic Krewe of Liberi Ball Saturday in the Hamp Williams Building. The annual fundraiser, which supports Ouachita Children's Center, features a Mardi Gras theme.

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Staying cool

Garland County sheriff's Deputy Richard Huffman and his K-9 partner, Aton, show off Aton's new "cooling vest," donated to the GCSD by the Hot Springs Kennel Club. The vest provides safety and comfort for Aton while he is working during the hot summers.

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Malvern woman dies in head-on collision

A Malvern woman was killed late Friday in a head-on collision on Highway 67 near Reyburn Creek Road in Hot Spring County, according to an Arkansas State Police preliminary fatal crash summary released Sunday.

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Freeda F. Powell

The service for Freeda Faye Powell, 90, of Hot Springs, who died Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Zion Hill Church of God with Anna Jantz and Travis Robinson officiating.

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Brenda K. Robnett

The service for Brenda Kay Robnett, of Hot Springs, who died Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, will be 2 p.m. today at Hot Springs Funeral Home chapel with Pastor J.D. Courtney officiating.

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'Bathroom bill' could upend Arkansas session

LITTLE ROCK -- Two years ago, a bill blasted by critics as anti-LGBT upended the final days of a legislative session that Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson had hoped to focus on tax cuts and health care reform. A plan by GOP lawmakers to push for a "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people means the Legislature is about to dive into a reprise of that battle.

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