Arts & Culture

Sunday deadlines

The deadline for engagements, weddings and anniversaries is noon Monday, to be published in the following Sunday's paper. Engagement announcements must be published at least two weeks before the wedding but not more than three months; and wedding write-ups must be published within two months following the ceremony. Forms will be emailed, faxed or mailed upon request.

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Junior Cotillion names new advisory board

The National League of Junior Cotillions, Hot Springs Chapter, director Susan Humphries announces the 2018-2019 advisory board: Tina Aitken, Charlotte Brammer, Christine Dyberg, Marsha Gibson, Erica Graham, Lisa Guthrie, Becky Houston, Judy Kidder, Staci Krauss, Kristal Leach, Laura Lockwood, Katina Mairs, Melia Menzies, Alisha Oseguera, Miranda Penor, Kimberly Pymn, Monica Shaw, Amy Stone, Genevieve Townley, Betsy Uldrich, Tara West, and Mary Wittnebert.

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AAUW launches third Academic Angels fundraiser

The Hot Springs/Hot Springs Village branch of American Association of University Women, as part of its never-ending efforts to promote education for women and girls, is preparing to launch this year's "Academic Angels" scholarship fundraising program on Sept. 27 at Diamante.

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The Caring Place

The Caring Place of Hot Springs provides respite for caregivers and families of people with dementia through a supervised program for participants in a safe and comfortable environment.

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Sunday Datebook

Support groups Narcotics Anonymous meets at 2 and 8 p.m. today at 919 Hobson Ave. This is a 12-step recovery program for people for whom drugs have become a major problem. The Help Line number is 321-8700. Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 11 a.m. with speakers and 8 p.m. today at 411 Sellers St. Al-Anon, a fellowship for relatives and friends of alcoholics, meets at 11 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 109 Hobson; and 6 p.m. Wednesdays at Oaklawn United Methodist Church, 216 Higdon.

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'Seeds of Science' explores GMO crop debates

Mark Lynas has written a timely and important book about changing sides on the controversial topic of genetically modified crops, or GMOs. Whether you support or oppose that technology, "Seeds of Science" is full of surprises.

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HSV Community Foundation spotlights food pantry

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE -- Members of the Hot Springs Village Community Foundation Grants committee made site visit to the Faith Fellowship Church Food Pantry, which is the fourth largest in the state and distributes food twice monthly to an average of 1,000 families based on zip code (all of Garland County and 71909 zip code in Saline County). Food is donated three times a week from Sam's Club and Walmart on Central in Hot Springs, and once weekly from HSV Walmart. Food is also purchased through the HOPE Project at discounted prices. Banana boxes, many of which are donated by Food Wise are used to package food to be distributed.

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'It's not about me'

Ella Scotty and her husband, Tony, lived in southern California before retiring from Boeing. They moved to St. George, Utah, for 12 years, needed a change, so they sold the house, packed up and headed toward Myrtle Beach. On the way to South Carolina in December 2010, they stopped in Hot Springs Village to visit friends and they bought a house. After moving in, they enjoyed the Village and all it had to offer, but Ella Scotty found herself missing family and friends. She realized that she needed a purpose and applied for and got a job at the POA.

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National Park Photography Club to meet Tuesday

The National Park Photography Club will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Garland County Library on Malvern Avenue. Sharon Prislipsky of Hot Springs Village will present a program entitled "Capture and Beyond: Making a Winning Image." Whether one defines "winning" as succeeding in competition, creating marketable photographs or simply capturing something that is "wall worthy," this presentation will provide tips a person will be able to utilize.

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Anniversaries

Doyle and Kay Smith, of Hot Springs, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday.

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