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Mercy co-workers give, receive and volunteer

Mercy co-workers give, receive and volunteer

Hot Springs, Arkansas – The tradition of giving at St. Joseph’s Mercy gets personal for co-workers during the holidays.

It started in early December when the St. Joseph’s Mercy Health Center Auxiliary made a $25,000 donation during its annual Christmas party. The giving has continued throughout the month and Mercy co-workers put the finishing touches by adopting families during the holiday season. Mercy co-workers will wrap up the season by serving as volunteers for the Mercy Senior Center’s Meals on Wheels program.

“I know the spirit of Mercy is alive and well in everyone’s hearts as I’ve heard so many stories of our co-workers and physicians reaching out to those in need this holiday season,” said St. Joseph’s Mercy President Tim Johnsen.

Hot Springs Police chief finalists announced

Hot Springs Police chief finalists announced


HOT SPRINGS -- City Manager Lance Hudnell announced today that the finalists for the position of Hot Springs Police Chief include David Flory of Bedford, Texas;  David Ebinger of Moorhead, Minnesota; and Mike McCormick of Hot Springs, Arkansas.

“After careful consideration of 65 applications from several states, the selection committee and I have determined three finalists for on-site interviews,” Hudnell said.  “The committee spent several hours reviewing the applications, determining and interviewing nine semi-finalists, conducting background checks and ultimately selecting three candidates as finalists.  We are very pleased with the quality of the three finalists and look forward to concluding the interview process later this year and in early January.”

The ad hoc citizens selection committee assisting in the selection process includes Sam Stathakis, businessman and Civil Service commissioner; Steve Oliver, prosecuting attorney; Harrie

"Voices of Angels" Concert will Feature Hot Springs Native, Sarah Mesko

"Voices of Angels" Concert will  Feature Hot Springs Native, Sarah Mesko

Hot Springs native Sarah Mesko returns to Hot Springs to join Nicole Vogel and the Muses’ Deleen Davidson and Gay Strakshus in the fifth annual “Voices of Angels” concert. “Gloria in excelsis Deo”.  Join the Muses at 3 p.m.

The Muses presents Christmas Concerts

The Muses presents Christmas Concerts

Each December, The Muses Creative Artistry Project inspires and entertains audiences with two sparkling Christmas celebrations, one sacred and one featuring familiar holiday favorites. 

This year, The Muses’ cabaret-style concert is entitled “It’s Christmastime again, my Dear!” with fabulous selections of old and new holiday standards -- such as White Christmas, The Christmas Song, and maybe even the Naughty Santa song.

Portion of N. Polk Creek Road closed Dec. 15- April 16 for repairs

A portion of the North Polk Creek Road (National Forest System Road 73) will be closed from around December 15, 2010 until around April 16, 2011 for repairs.  A construction crew will be replacing the existing low water crossing with a box culvert to improve public safety, reduce streambank erosion, and to improve fish passage.  The closed section of Road 73 is approximately ¾ mile south of Highway 8 to the Polk Creek Road (Montgomery County Road 10).

(Source: Ouachita National Forest)

American Red Cross Tinsel and Traditions Brightens Holiday Season

American Red Cross Tinsel and Traditions Brightens Holiday Season

It’s A One Day Extravaganza for Shopping With a Purpose


HOT SPRINGS-December 3, 2010—Shop for the holidays and provide disaster relief for Arkansans at Tinsel & Traditions presented by the Caddo Area Chapter of the American Red Cross,  Saturday, December 4, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the Temperance Hill Shopping Mall, Highway 7 South.

“Holiday shoppers can select from a variety of items from jewelry and gift baskets to fashions and home decor,” stated Caddo Area Chapter Executive Director Blair Hannon. “We have lots of surprises in store to delight kids of all ages.”  Admission is free.

 “We do encourage shoppers to make a donation to the Red Cross in between selections”, said Hannon.

MASM's 11th annual Taste of the Holidays to be held Dec. 5

11th Annual Taste of the Holidays, will take place on Sunday, December 5, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. As Mid-America Science Museum's primary fundraising event, Taste of the Holidays is integral to presenting science in extraordinary ways not found in the home or classroom.

Local entertainers Ken Goodman, Ray and Ruth Liebaw, and the Barbarshop Quartet are this years featured entertainment.  

Every year, Mid-America Science Museum invites local artists to participate in the live auction.