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Rotarian speaks about polio

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE -- The dread of being crippled by polio was a very real nightmare for people in the 1950s, but that fear is no longer prevalent in the U.S. due to efforts by groups such as the Rotary Club of Hot Springs Village, which is fighting to make sure polio does not make a comeback.

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HSV golf apps available now

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE -- The Hot Springs Village Golf Department says free HSV golf course apps are now available through the partnership with Troon Golf.

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Sheriff's log

Feb. 23 Mary L. Kincannon reported a burglary at 240 Lorado Loop. Missing were a television, jewelry box, jacket and DVD player. Feb. 24 Roy Dale Redd reported a theft of a Yamaha motorcycle at 148 Truett Trail. Anna Sherrill, 362 Canterbury Lane, reported a theft of a generator.

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ASMSA science fair concludes

The 2015 West Central Regional Science Fair and Senior Research Symposium at the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences, and the Arts, which began Wednesday, concludes today after a viewing time for families.

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Safety at the track: Horse, rider well-being top priority for paddock judge

EDITOR'S NOTE: A successful live race meet at Oaklawn Park depends on hundreds of employees working a variety of jobs, from making sure the horses are ready to run to ensuring that customers have a memorable day at the races. The Sentinel-Record today continues its weekly series spotlighting the workers who make Oaklawn a success. Tensions are high in the thoroughbred racing industry, and the paddock area can be one of the most dangerous places at the racetrack. For six years, Tyra Barnett has served as paddock judge for Oaklawn Park, keeping riders, trainers, owners and horses all safe before post time.

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Police log

Feb. 25 Michelle Keller reported a break-in at 209 Central Ave., the Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa. Missing were CDs and clothing.

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Woman charged with forgery

A 39-year-old Hot Springs woman was arrested Wednesday and charged with second-degree forgery, a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison, and theft by receiving, a misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail.

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Boat show

Workers prepare displays for the 29th Annual Hot Springs Boat & RV Show at the Hot Springs Convention Center on Wednesday. Admission to the show, which opens today, is $5 for adults, and free for children 12 and younger. Hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.

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Jail employees disciplined after juveniles escape

A Garland County Juvenile Detention Center supervisor was terminated and six other employees disciplined after the recent escape of two juvenile inmates who were recaptured without incident, Sheriff Mike McCormick said Thursday.

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Powerball

The winner numbers drawn Wednesday night in Powerball are: 17-19-21-32-39 Powerball: 8

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