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Possibly stolen alligator found

A local man landed an unusual catch Tuesday night on Lake Hamilton -- a small alligator that the owner of a Hot Springs tourist attraction believes could have been one stolen from his business last year.

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Boating education course set in HSV

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE -- The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, in partnership with Hot Springs Village Basecamp and the Ouachita Rod and Gun Club, will present its Boater Education Course from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 16 in the Coronado Community Center, 150 Ponderosa Way.

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Avian inspiration

Village Art Club members recently named Bernadette Christ as the Artist of the Month for May. Though she is one of the club's newest members, Christ has been creating art since her college days. Her main interests are in oils and colored pencil, but she enjoys experimenting with all art mediums. Her oil painting of surprised ostriches is titled, "Looking Back at You," and she was inspired to create the piece by a painting her husband saw while on vacation.

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Carry the Load

From left, Jalen Williams, Josh Atkins, Bill Many and Russ Simpson walk along Central Avenue around Grand Isle Way Wednesday as part of Carry the Load. The group was on their way to Arkadelphia and, eventually, to Texas. Carry The Load is a nonprofit that aims to restore the true meaning of Memorial Day, to honor those who serve the country and keep it safe.

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Annual tea party deemed success

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE -- During the third annual La Barcelona Tea Party, held recently at Barcelona Road Baptist Church, guest speaker Kelly Chapman presented a talk centered around ideas from her children's book, "Princess with a Purpose."

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Food show

Performance Foodservice held its annual food show on Wednesday at the Hot Springs Convention Center, drawing around 3,000 attendees. Performance Foodservice has brought its food show to Hot Springs for more than 25 years. According to Visit Hot Springs, the company is using more than 54,000 square feet of space for the event, which showcases the products it makes available to restaurants, schools, hotels and other venues.

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British comedy comes to Village

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE -- Besides dealing with outdated equipment and manuals in a post-Cold War setting, the Navy personnel portrayed in "Bunkered" must also figure out how to care for some aging carrier pigeons. This is just one of the many funny situations in the Hot Springs Village Players' next production.

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Hospital continues operations at HSV clinic

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE -- It's business as usual at CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs' convenient care clinic on Highway 7 north despite the property's sale earlier this month to a Wisconsin-based real estate investment company, the hospital's president said Wednesday.

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Sheriff's log

May 24 Lesley Case, of Hot Springs Village, reported a theft at 5941 Highway 7 north. Missing were a purse and medications. Lisa Salvatori, 101 Lecroy Road, reported a theft of a leaf blower.

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