Arts & Culture

Teaching about bees

Beekeepers Chris St. Peter and Dwight Cox, with the Greater Hot Springs Beekeepers Association, gave a Bee and Beekeeping presentation to Mandy White's First and Second-Grader Book Club. White teaches at Lakeside School.

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Anniversary

Wallace and Joyce Granneman York, of Hot Springs, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary at a later date with a trip to New Orleans.

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Book Babes host author

Hot Springs Book Babes hosted author A.M. Hickman. Her first book is, "Traitors -- The Traitor King Saga: Book One," a fast moving, futuristic adventure for youths and adults. All the members had questions about characters, plot development, inspiration and publishing requirements.

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Chili preparations for fairs

Park/Heights Extension Homemakers began chili preparations for the Garland County Fair and Hot Springs Arts and Crafts Fair in the homemakers kitchen at Garland County Fairgrounds, 4831 Malvern Road. Other clubs that will make chili include Crazy Quilters and Lakeside. From left are Ingrid Silvester, Peggy Barnett, Sandy Brown, Gail McKee, Nancy Hitchcock and Joan Kuhns. The county fair will be Sept. 7-16, with the arts and crafts fair from Oct. 6-8.

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Placing Memorial flags

Members of Girl Scout Troop 6513 were honored to place American flags for Memorial Day at Greenwood Cemetery. From front left are Lolita Segura, Erin Barret; back, Olivia Rye, Maddox Porter and Harmony Cole.

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Consumer alert: AG gives tips for doorbell dealings

LITTLE ROCK -- Door-to-door salespeople are trying to take advantage of Arkansans at home. Summer is a popular time for home solicitors to hit the streets, selling home improvement projects, home security systems, newspapers, magazines and more. They frequently use high pressure sales tactics to make the deal and sometimes consumers walk away regretting the purchase.

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O.J. Simpson will get his freedom, but then what?

LOVELOCK -- When O.J. Simpson gets out of prison in October for his first taste of freedom in nine years, he will have the mementos he was convicted of stealing in a Las Vegas heist, his guaranteed NFL pension and, with any luck, certain life skills he says he acquired behind bars.

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Artist of the Month

Audrey Sitkowski has been selected as Artist of the Month for July by the Village Art Club. As a member of both Village art clubs, Sitkowski says she has received a lot of professional help in learning new methods of painting.

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Emerging Artist

Hot Springs native Johnathan Rhodes has been chosen as an Emerging Artist for the Opera in the Ozarks at Inspiration Point in Eureka Springs for the 2017 summer season. Rhodes is a candidate for a Master of Arts degree in Voice and Master of Music degree in Musicology at the University of Denver's Lamont School of Music.

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Dad can't be thanked enough for helping daughter pay bills

DEAR ABBY: My wife and I have been married just over a year. It's the second marriage for both of us. Since our wedding, my father-in-law continually "reminds" us that he helped my wife financially after her divorce. He does it because he wants us to continually acknowledge that fact.

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Earned badges

Cadette Girl Scouts from Troop 6670 in Hot Springs were awarded badges they had earned at their recent court of awards ceremony. From left are Emma Gomez, Laynie Elmore, Kyra Graves and Bryna Mathis

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