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WCA Workforce Rehab Committee to meet

The Rehabilitation Committee of West Central Arkansas Workforce Development Board will meet at 10 a.m. Monday in the Armory Conference Room of Arkansas Career Technical Institute, 107 Reserve St.

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Child abuse prevention conference Tuesday

The Child Abuse Prevention & Intervention: Moving from Awareness to Action Conference will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday in the Roy Rowe Auditorium at the Jones Historic Administration Building, 400 Linwood Ave.

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School menus

Fountain Lake Breakfast Monday Pop Tart Tuesday Super glazed donut Wednesday French toast sticks Thursday Scrambled eggs, toast

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Senior centers

McAuley Center, 5010 Arkansas Highway 7 north, and Hot Springs Senior Center, which is temporarily closed and will relocate soon (new location to be announced), are operated by CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs and primarily funded through the Area Agency on Aging of West Central Arkansas. The McAuley center is open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, serving area seniors aged 60 and older. No membership dues or fees are required for services, it does fund raise and any and all donations are appreciated. Visitors and guest under 60 are welcome.

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Statistics

Births CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs Kari Catlett and Joshua Mejia, Royal, a son, Baylor Leigh, April 10. Jasmine and Zachary Johnson, Oden, a son, Benaiah Michael, April 11. Jennifer Hogeland and Jeffery Thompson, Hot Springs, a son, Kylan Earl, April 12. Karen and James Hughes, Jessieville, a son, Barrett Andrew, April 12.

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$120,000 in grants awarded to nonprofits

The Hot Springs Area Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Arkansas Community Foundation, this week awarded $120,767 in Giving Tree and Youth Advisory Council grants to nonprofits in Garland and Montgomery counties.

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Soldier Ride

The Sentinel-Record/Rebekah Hedges The Wounded Warrior Project finished the 15-mile Soldier Ride through Hot Springs ending at the Garland County Veterans Memorial and Military Park on Saturday. During the two-day trek, the members covered 30 miles through town. The Soldier Ride has inspired warriors to heal their bodies and minds since it was founded in 2004. This year, almost 1,000 riders participated in more than 30 Soldier Ride events nationwide, according to Wounded Warrior Project's website.

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In Service

U.S. Army Capt. Christopher V. Petrancosta, son of Vincent C. and Lee Ann Petrancosta, of Hot Springs, was promoted to major March 9 during a ceremony held at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.

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