Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun April 13, 2014
PHOTO BY: Rusty Hubbard

Carson Bowen, 10, of Hot Springs reads to Dylan, a red Doberman pinscher, as part of Paws for Reading at the Garland County Library in Hot Springs. Libraries across the Tri-Lakes Edition coverage area have a slate full of activities in the coming days for National Library Week.

More than books

Libraries thank patrons with week’s worth of activities

Librarians in Benton, Bryant, Hot Springs and Malvern are joining their counterparts all over the nation in showing appreciation for their patrons during National Library Week, starting Monday. Libraries will present special programs, give out awards and prizes, and hold special events to thank library patrons and bring attention to the contributions of libraries and librarians to their communities. “Libraries are the heart of every com... READ MORE


Air show emphasizes old warbirds, new jobs

HOT SPRINGS — For airplane lovers, Aerospace Day at Hot Springs Memorial Field is a chance to take a close look at and even touch a variety of airplanes on the ground, and to take a short flight on a World War II bomber.


    Hot on the trail of a new stove

    Our Easter dinner could be interesting today. My husband planned to bake a ham, like he always does, and make cheese grits, like he always does. The other sides are negotiable. I’ve noticed for a long time that our oven cooks slowly. However, when it took more than an hour to bake a cake that should have taken 25 minutes, we knew there was a problem. Our 15-plus-year-old oven bit the dust. I called our handy-dandy service guy, who diagn... READ MORE


    Librarian goes from the age of ‘shush’ to public computers

    Even before she finished taking classes at Ouachita Baptist University in 1974, Judy Golden was working for the Clark County Library in Arkadelphia. “I did my practicum as a student at the public library in 1973 and then was hired part time there in the spring of 1974 and was full time after I graduated in August,” said Judy Golden, director of both the Arkadelphia Public Library and the Cabe Public Library in Gurdon. “I was made the he... READ MORE


    Getting started fly-fishing

    There’s something incredibly beautiful in the way a well-cast fly line unfurls in the air, gently delivering a hook adorned with a few twists of thread and some feathers to a distant target. Romantic images of fly-fishing have drawn many newcomers to the sport in recent years and caught the attention of many more who would like to learn the art of catching fish on a fly. If you’ve been thinking about getting started fly-fishing, you may... READ MORE


    The greatest thing since sliced bread

    One of the most comforting and simple foods had a foggy beginning. An investigation on the Internet revealed the first reports of the grilled cheese sandwich surfaced in the 1920s, shortly after Otto Rohwedder, an Iowa native, invented a machine to uniformly slice bread. A short time before that, a gentleman by the name of James L. Kraft figured out how to pasteurize cheese so it could be sliced and transported long distances without sp... READ MORE


    Tri-Lakes calendar of events starting April 6

    April 6 Spring Orchid Show BENTON — The Arkansas Orchid Society will continue the Spring Orchid Show and Sale from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at the Benton Event Center. This free event will feature speakers, as well as orchid mounting and potting demonstrations. For more information, call (501) 590-9596. April 6 and April 7 Play Auditions HOT SPRINGS — The Hot Springs Pocket Community Theatre will hold auditions for Boys’ Life, by Howar... READ MORE