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SAVVY ON THE SPOT: PHOTOS: Miss Arkansas greets VIPs, takes off on whirlwind tour

updated: 07/25/2016 5:45 a.m. Gallery Discuss

After a brief news conference on July 9, Savvy Shields, who not even an hour before was crowned Miss Arkansas 2016, paused outside a VIP reception at the Hot Springs Convention Center to greet her parents, Todd and Karen Shields of Fayetteville, and her brother, Dane, and to pose for a few photos. Once inside, surrounded by former Miss Arkansas winners, she said a few words of thanks and with smiles and hugs made her way around the room greeting friends, family and guests.

BINGO BASH: How do you spell fun?

posted: 07/24/2016 2:55 a.m. Gallery Discuss

Storms and tornado warnings made for a slow start for the 10th annual Bingo Bash on July 14 at Our Lady of the Holy Souls Catholic Church.

HISTORIC CELEBRATION: Historic Arkansas Museum toasts founding 75 years ago

posted: 07/24/2016 2:52 a.m. Gallery Discuss

A daylong celebration Tuesday of the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Historic Arkansas Museum was topped with speeches, proclamations, birthday cake and Historic Arkansas Ale in the museum's lobby.

TACOS AND TIANGUIS: El Zocalo garden party features tacos, trinkets

posted: 07/24/2016 2:51 a.m. Discuss

Bernice Gardens in SoMa was the backdrop for the festive Tacos and Tianguis on July 16. The event was a fundraiser for El Zocalo Immigrant Resource Center, whose mission is to promote dignified life for immigrants in Arkansas.

Tools & Toys

posted: 07/23/2016 2:24 a.m. Discuss

Weego Heavy Duty Jump Starter Battery +

Birthday Blowout: Electrified entertainment

posted: 07/17/2016 2:33 a.m. Gallery Discuss

HOT SPRINGS -- At some birthday parties, a clown or a magician is hired to entertain guests. When it is inventor Nikola Tesla's birthday there are more electrifying ways to wow a crowd.

Tools and Toys

posted: 07/16/2016 1:47 a.m. Discuss

Tundra Fire Extinguishing Spray

ON THE ROADS AGAIN: Paving the way

posted: 07/10/2016 2:03 a.m. Gallery Discuss

The Good Roads Foundation hosted its largest meeting to date July 30 with about 170 guests attending the group's Summer Luncheon at the Arkansas Governor's Mansion. Gov. Asa Hutchinson was the guest speaker.

A SKY'S EYE VIEW: Science After Dark flies into the unknown skies

posted: 07/10/2016 1:55 a.m. Gallery Discuss

The Museum of Discovery provided an out-of-world experience the night of June 30 as the museum hosted a UFO-themed Science After Dark. The adult-only crowd took in the regular science exhibits, pizza and beer and a variety of interactive and informative exhibits.

GRACEFUL PERFORMANCE: Teen trouper's tale, musical merriment on lunch menu

posted: 07/10/2016 1:51 a.m. Gallery Discuss

Kodie Brown said her three years as a member of the performing arts troupe at The Muses Project have been a blessing. The 16-year-old was speaking to members and guests of the project's Graces Guild at their annual luncheon June 24 at the Muses Cultural Arts Center.

Tools and Toys

posted: 07/09/2016 1:51 a.m. Discuss

What's to love: Fire Avert says cooking is the No. 1 cause of home fires. This device, along with the home's smoke alarm, helps prevent kitchen fires by shutting off an electric stove when it detects smoke.

SERVING UP SOLUTIONS: Dining for donations

posted: 07/03/2016 2:16 a.m. Gallery Discuss

Members of the Arkansas Legislative Hunger Caucus made sure no one went hungry at the Serving Up Solutions fundraiser for the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance on June 23. The celebrity waiters donned black aprons to serve appetizers and dinner to patrons at Noah's Event Venue.

SMILES FOR MILES: 'Roast' of activist raises funds for reform program

posted: 07/03/2016 2:10 a.m. Gallery Discuss

Annie Abrams mostly laughed, playfully smacked a speaker on the arm and once or twice waved her cane when she thought a roaster might be getting out of hand. Abrams was the subject of a June 16 roast at the Embassy Suites. It was a fundraiser for Compassion in Action, an organization that assists former correction system inmates with training, education and mentoring.

Tools & Toys

posted: 07/02/2016 2:06 a.m. Discuss

The Stinger Insect Zapper Lantern

SETTING THE BAR: Your honors' honors

posted: 06/26/2016 2:15 a.m. Gallery Discuss

Three barristers who were ending their year-long terms as presidents of the Arkansas Bar Association and its affiliated organizations were honored for their service June 15 at the annual Presidents' Reception in the Grand Lobby of the Hot Springs Convention Center.

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