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Hunger Summit to focus on Garland County

Hunger Summit to focus on Garland County

HOT SPRINGS – The first Garland County Hunger Action Summit, to be held on Tuesday, February 26, at the First United Methodist Church, 1100 Central Avenue, from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. , will bring community leaders together to address the growing problem of hunger in the county.

Sponsored by the Arkansas Foodbank, Entergy-Arkansas, Inc., and Weyerhaeuser, Inc., the summit will feature the nationally-recognized Poverty Simulation Workshop based on the life experiences of real people living in poverty.  Community leaders are being invited to participate.

During an hour-long exercise that simulates how it feels to struggle for survival, participants will experience the kind of tough choices faced by those living in poverty--between feeding their families, paying for medicine or paying the light bill. 

Adam Brown Shamrock Run set for March 9

Adam Brown Shamrock Run set for March 9

The Adam Brown Shamrock Run is held in the hometown of US Navy Chief Special Warfare Operator Adam Brown, who lost his life March 17, 2010 serving our country during combat operations in Afghanistan.

All skill levels, from walkers to runners are welcome to join us!  Many wonderful organizations, such as: While We're Waiting ministry, to help parents grieving the loss of a child, and Teen Challenge, a faith-based organization that helps men with life-controlling problems, just to name some directly benefit in Adam's honor!

All ages are welcome to join us for live music, food, prizes, fellowship, and the race, which is professionally timed. The cost is $25 per Adult/ $10 per child 12 and under.  A t-shirt and Smokin' in Style BBQ lunch included! Go to: www.theadambrownshamrockrun.com to get registered.

Please contact Rachel Mundy, at 501-538-3546 (call or text), or via e-mail at rachelhsrealtor@gmail.com for sponsorship or other information.

Japanese official to meet with Hot Springs staff

Japanese official to meet with Hot Springs staff

HOT SPRINGS – Registration Clerk Ken Kanazawa from Hanamaki City, Japan, Hot Springs’ sister city, will meet with representatives of local and state government and tour their facilities this week as part of a city staff exchange sponsored by Hanamaki.  During his visit, he will join local officials in celebrating Hot Springs’ recent selection as Best Overall Program by Sister Cities International. 

Hot Springs’ program is a public/private partnership involving the City of Hot Springs, Visit Hot Springs and the Hot Springs National Park Sister City Foundation.

Kanazawa’s visit is the first official event of the 20th anniversary year of the Sister City signing agreement between Hot Springs and Hanamaki.  In June, two area public school teachers will travel to Hanamaki on scholarships provided by the Sister City Foundation. 

Warming centers open in Hot Springs

Warming centers open in Hot Springs

The warming center at First Church of Nazarene at 3804 Central Avenue and a second one, Faith Point Ministries at 440 Broadway, are both open NOW and will remain open throughout today and tonight, for citizens that need a warming center.

(Source: Garland County Sheriff's Dept.)

Don't miss this year's Ice on Ice event

Don't miss this year's Ice on Ice event

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. - This holiday’s season premiere event will be Ice on Ice, December 6, at the Arlington Hotel’s Crystal Ballroom at 6:30 p.m. There will be an opportunity to win a ½ carat diamond from Lauray’s – The Diamond Center. There will be appetizers, entertainment, and a “signature drink” of the evening. It’s a event you don’t want to miss. Tickets are $30 each, there will only be 400 tickets sold. To purchase your tickets NOW!

Take a 'Moment' in Hot Springs

Take a 'Moment' in Hot Springs

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. -- On October 20, 2012, several thousand pilgrims are expected to arrive in Hot Springs for a massive prayer event being called "The Moment". Called a "Planetary Pentecost" by Rev. David Hulse, founder of the RISE Wellness Center, Hot Springs, this event is expected to draw global attention and attendance.

It is the goal of The Moment event to bring people from all over the planet to join hands, hearts and minds, in prayer for healing. Manataka with this history of peace, healing and wonder seems a perfect place for such an endeavor, says Rev. Hulse.

Growing up in Oklahoma, Rev. Hulse has always felt a connection with Native American peoples. After several years of ministering in Hot Springs, where he first heard about the Manataka Sacred Site, he decided to relocate here. "There is a language of the Heart," says Rev. Hulse.

Joey the Garden Cat: A TV Sensation

Joey the Garden Cat: A TV Sensation

Doris James is a freelance writer and former broadcaster from Arkansas, and a big fan of Joey the Garden Cat. You can follow her online as MizBejabbers.

During an evening newscast at a local television station, a slender gray striped cat hops upon the news desk. Anchor Liz Massey smiles and says, “Oh, here’s Joey.” The cat sits on the desk and gives the camera a green-eyed stare as Liz and fellow-anchor Craig O’Neil carry on with the newscast. The privileged feline is Joey the Garden cat who is a staff member of KTHV, the CBS affiliate in Little Rock, Arkansas. Joey has become a big TV celebrity in Arkansas and his fame is spreading nationally.