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Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun July 27, 2014

Night @ the Museum — party before closing for renovations

HOT SPRINGS — The Mid-America Science Museum, as known and remembered by a couple of generations of Arkansans and others from surrounding states, will close in August. So the museum staff is having a party. “Our last day to be open will be Aug. 10, and the renovations and additions for the museum will begin just as soon as we close,” said Diana LaFollette, executive director at MASM. “We plan on reopening in the first week of March.” Be... READ MORE

Grants and gardens: Busy summer for Saline B&G Club By WAYNE BRYAN

BENTON — In the gym, there is not one basketball game going on, but children are shooting baskets around every hoop. Meanwhile, kids seem to be playing kickball behind the shooters, and about 10 youngsters are sitting in a circle roughly in the center of the court playing an unidentified game, or maybe they are just talking to each other.

Park’s impact on Hot Springs economy strong By WAYNE BRYAN

HOT SPRINGS — Visitors keep coming to Hot Springs National Park, and they are spending more when they get there, according to a report released Friday by the National Parks Service.

Retired teachers welcome new members to the club By WAYNE BRYAN

BENTON — Any major change in life can be disorienting, but it helps to have friends close by who understand the transition being made because they have made it themselves.

CASA stands up for county’s children in neglect cases By WAYNE BRYAN

BENTON — If it were a regular job, the Help Wanted advertisement might look like this: Volunteer wanted to sit in a courtroom and act as the eyes and ears for the children involved in cases of abuse, abandonment and neglect. No legal training needed.