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Tuesday
September 19, 2017

Tuesday's Datebook

Civic clubs South Hot Springs Lions will meet at 5:30 p.m. today for dinner in CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs cafeteria, 1 Mercy Lane. The meeting will follow at 6:30 p.m. Visiting Lions are welcome. Hot Springs National Park Rotary will meet at noon Wednesday at Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa, Central and Fountain streets, for lunch. A meeting will follow at 12:30 p.m. Visiting Rotarians are welcome. Hot Springs Village Evening Lions Club meets the first and third Wednesday of the month at Coronado Center, 150 Ponderosa Lane, Hot Springs Village. Social time starts at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m. Call Jim Hamilton, 915-0513, for information.

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Cancer touches resident's life

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE -- As this year's Village Walk for Cancer Research approaches, event chair Melanie Pederson shared the following story of survival from Hot Springs Village resident Sonja Kelley.

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Medical marijuana deadline creates new challenges

LITTLE ROCK -- Arkansas will get its first hint this week of just how large the state's medical marijuana industry will become with hundreds of applications expected to be delivered for those wanting to grow and sell the drug. But there are still a host of challenges that remain as the state prepares to carry out a voter-approved constitutional amendment legalizing marijuana for people with certain ailments.

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Esther O.B. Shaffer

MALVERN -- The service for Esther Oriene Branch Shaffer, 82, of Malvern, who died Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Hot Springs Funeral Home with Edward Franks officiating.

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Verline H. Montgomery

The service for Verline Hood Montgomery, 87, of Hot Springs, who died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hot Springs Funeral Home with Brother Eric Capaci officiating.

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Randy Montgomery

BISMARCK -- Randy Montgomery, age 42, of Bismarck, passed from this life on Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, in Bismarck.

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Phillip Genualdi

A Mass of Christian burial for Phillip Genualdi, 68, of Hot Springs, who died Sept. 13, 2017, will be at 2 p.m. today at The Catholic Church of St. John the Baptist.

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Pamela S. Bland

The memorial service for Pamela Sue Bland, 70, of Hot Springs, who died Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, was rescheduled to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church with Pastor John McCallum officiating.

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CSO to close summer assistance programs

The Community Services Office, 600 W. Grand Ave., will close the Summer Regular and Crisis Intervention programs Sept. 30. The Winter Regular and Crisis Intervention programs will open in January.

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State poverty rate shrinks

LITTLE ROCK -- A survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau says the percentage of Arkansas residents living below the poverty line is shrinking.

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Inmate count rises during second quarter

The Garland County Detention Center's average daily inmate population increased from 314 during the first quarter to 344 in the second quarter, according to the quarterly jail report provided to the Garland County Quorum Court earlier this month.

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Medical marijuana draws large number of applicants

LITTLE ROCK -- Would-be growers and distributors of Arkansas' initial medical marijuana crop flooded a state office building Monday, turning in thousands of pages of paperwork and handing over thousands of dollars in application fees.

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Trump calls for UN reform, but with more restrained tones

UNITED NATIONS -- President Donald Trump used his United Nations debut on Monday to prod the international organization to cut its bloated bureaucracy and fulfill its mission. But he pledged U.S. support for the world body he had excoriated as a candidate, and his criticisms were more restrained than in years past.

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Cat 5 Hurricane Maria threatens Caribbean

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Hurricane Maria intensified into a dangerous Category 5 storm and pounded the little island of Dominica as it surged into the eastern Caribbean on Monday night, and forecasters warned it might become even stronger.

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