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Dinosaurs shake grounds at MASM

Mid-America Science Museum is putting the finishing touches on 18 different dinosaurs that will be featured in the Oaklawn Foundation Dino Trek outdoor exhibit in time for the grand opening on May 26.

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In their shoes

The Sentinel-Record/Grace Brown Maggie Hardage, left, and Sandra Davis lead a group of people along Hot Springs Creek Greenway Trail on Thursday during the inaugural Ouachita Children's Center Trash Bag Walk to raise funds for teens in crisis. The trek allowed participants to literally walk a mile in the shoes of someone being quickly relocated while carrying trash bags containing their sole possessions.

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Fried goodness

The Sentinel-Record/Grace Brown Arkansas Career Training Institute Culinary Arts student Minesha Kabba prepares fried plantains during Friday Flavors at ACTI on Friday. Friday Flavors is a fundraising activity celebrating the culinary arts classes' love of international food that is open to the public select Fridays each month.

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Money grab

The Sentinel-Record/Richard Rasmussen Johnathon Pope, of Benton, grabs for cash Friday as the winner of Citizens Bank's March Madness Challenge at the newspaper office. Citizens sponsored the newspaper's challenge.

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Exchange, Fairoaks to have closures

Exchange Street, from Court to Mountain streets, will be closed to through traffic from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. Wednesday for construction material staging. The Exchange Street Parking Plaza will be accessible to motorists.

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Boating safety class offered Saturday

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will teach the Arkansas Game and Fish Safe Boating Class at National Park College from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday in the Frederick Dierks Building's Martin Eisele Auditorium.

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Drug Task Force board to meet

The 18th Judicial District East Drug Task Force Board of Directors will meet at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Garland County Sheriff's Department Conference Room, 525 Ouachita Ave.

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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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