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Hot Springs student to compete for $50K scholarship, geography title

Hot Springs student to compete for $50K scholarship, geography title

For first and only time, tickets to 25th annual Bee are available to public;
Final round to air on National Geographic Channel and Nat Geo WILD on May 23, at 7 p.m.

WASHINGTON (May 2, 2013)—Fifty-four of the nation’s brightest young geography geniuses will gather in Washington, D.C., from May 20 to 22 to take part in the 25th annual National Geographic Bee. The fourth- through eighth-graders, ranging in age from 10 to 14, will be competing for the 2013 Bee crown and three college scholarships worth $50,000. Google is the sponsor of this year’s contest.

95-year-old chairmaker named 2013 Arkansas Living Treasure

95-year-old chairmaker named 2013 Arkansas Living Treasure

LITTLE ROCK, AR – At age 95, Dallas Bump, a chairmaker from Royal, doesn't have time to sit. He's too busy making sure that others can sit in his legendary, hand-crafted rocking chairs. The Arkansas Arts Council has named Bump the 2013 Arkansas Living Treasure and will honor him at a reception from 5-7 p.m., Thursday, May 16, at Smokin' In Style BBQ on 2278 Albert Pike Road in Hot Springs. The reception, sponsored by the Arkansas Arts Council and the Department of Arkansas Heritage, is free and open to the public.

Huckabee, Mills to be honored on Walk of Fame

Huckabee, Mills to be honored on Walk of Fame

The Arkansas Walk of Fame in historic downtown Hot Springs will honor former Governor Mike Huckabee and retired Lt. Col. Hugh L. Mills, Jr. during a ceremony Sunday, April 14 at 2:30 pm at the Five Star Theatre, 701 Central Ave.

Huckabee, who served as Arkansas governor from 1996-2007, is the host of "Huckabee" on FOX News Channel. Mills was one of the Army's most decorated pilots of the Vietnam War, earning three Silver Stars, four Distinguished Flying Crosses, thee Bronze Stars and numerous other awards.

For more information, call (501) 318-1600.

Hot Springs Lakeside Senior Goes All Out For Prom Date

Hot Springs Lakeside Senior Goes All Out For Prom Date

 

They say that your high school years are some of the most memorable.

Hot Springs senior Noah Donoho surprised his girlfriend, Anna Nester by asking her to the Lakeside High School prom on the balcony of the Arlington Hotel.  Anna is Homeschooled.

Below, on the promenade, a group of Donoho’s friends spelled out prom with yellow and blue balloons.  After Nester agreed to the date, the balloons were released into the blue skies over the Arlington Hotel.

Mitchell to be honored in Hall of Fame

Mitchell to be honored in Hall of Fame

WHO: Bobby Mitchell, former NFL wide receiver and halfback and Hot Springs, Ark., football legend, will be honored in his hometown community as part of a special program called "Hometown Hall of Famers presented by the Pro Football Hall of Fame and Allstate."

WHAT: Mitchell will be recognized by representatives of the Pro Football Hall of Fame (PFHOF), Allstate Insurance Company and the Hot Springs, Ark., community during a special ceremony at Hot Springs High School. The event will take place Tuesday, Feb. 26.

Campbell returns as fashion show producer for Conway bridal event

Campbell returns as fashion show producer for Conway bridal event

Brandon D. Campbell, Little Rock Fashion Week's founder and executive producer, will produce the fashion show at the 2013 Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Conway Bridal Show on Sunday February 24, 2013 at the Conway Expo Center and Fairgrounds, located at 2505 East Oak St. in Conway, Ark. Presented by the River Valley and Ozark Edition, the Conway bridal show is from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The fashion show is scheduled for 4 p.m.

The fashion show will star the high fashion runway models, of all ages and sizes, from Oneofakind Talent Inc. modeling agency and past Little Rock Fashion Week presentations. LRFW's 2012 and 2011 Models of the Year Hannah Daniel, of Mabelvale, Ark and Larry Scruggs, of Pine Bluff, Ark are headlining the talented group. Models will wear clothes from David’s Bridal, Dillard’s, J.R. Hobby Horse, First Impressions, and Rendezvous Formal Wear.

Tickets for the 2013 Conway Bridal Show are $5 at the door.

Hot Springs Student Wins Volunteer Service Award

Hot Springs Student Wins Volunteer Service Award

LITTLE ROCK - A Hot Springs, Ark., high school senior who raised money and helped clean up debris after the 2011 tornado that struck Joplin, Mo., has earned a volunteer service award from the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service.

Ali Kinsey, who used flyers and Facebook messages to raise much-needed supplies and more than $500 for the victims of the tornado, is the winner of the 2012-13 Daniel Cayce Award for Inspirational Leadership in Public Service.

After delivering the funds and supplies, Kinsey and her family worked with Samaritan's Purse, a disaster relief organization, to help clean up debris.

A newspaper story about a young boy who died in the storm inspired Kinsey to act. In an essay, she wrote that the death of Will Norton was the determining factor that led her to travel to Joplin.