November 25, 2015

Local News

Police log

Nov. 23 Orr Toyota, 4709 Central Ave., reported a burglary. Missing was money from the safe and soda machine. Orr Honda, 4701 Central, reported a theft of a gray 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe.

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Sandwich makers

Lakeside Middle School seventh-grade students Katelyn Hartsell, left, Erika Bittinger and Carly Orr make sandwiches Tuesday for 170 sack lunches during the school's second annual Day of Caring.

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Sheriff's log

Nov. 15 Jenny Bledsoe, 107 Chase Place, reported a break-in to a vehicle. Missing were a stun gun, credit-debit cards, ID cards, checks and a red purse.

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Small Business Saturday returns

Small Business Saturday, which follows the well-known Black Friday shopping frenzy the day after Thanksgiving, was launched by American Express on Nov. 27, 2010, but may still be relatively unknown to many of the country's residents.

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Ornaments help raise awareness

Shimmering ornaments with a special touch of originality will be put up for auction to raise awareness of Garland County's nonprofit organization Court Appointed Special Advocates.

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Local authorities offer safety tips for holiday shopping

As Black Friday approaches, marking the unofficial start of the Christmas shopping frenzy, it is also that time of year when thefts, vehicle break-ins and other crimes increase as criminals try to take advantage of the bigger crowds of distracted shoppers and the increased opportunities for mischief.

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Seasonal fun

The Musical Note Christmas dance featuring Jackie B and Me will take place at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1 in the Coronado Community Center, 150 Ponderosa Way. Attendees can celebrate the beginning of this holiday season as the duo performs favorite Christmas songs, along with their collection of music memories from the past and present.

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Donations accepted for POA employee gift cards

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE -- After the severe ice storm of 1999, a small group of Hot Springs Village residents thought it would be nice to find a way to thank each of the POA employees whose work so directly impacts the quality of life in the community. From that seed of thought, the Village Employees Benefit Fund was grown.

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