Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun October 14, 2018
PHOTO BY: Staci Vandagriff

Wanda Posey, left, and Joyce Robinson, co-directors of the 12th annual Spook City in downtown Benton, pose behind some Halloween decorations. Spook City, scheduled for 5 p.m. Saturday, is a free event that features tons of candy, rides and inflatables.

Frightful fun

‘Spooky’ events bring fun, candy to downtown Benton

Marcus Loobey learned to walk on stilts two years ago. Shortly after learning how to walk on them, he showed up at the annual Spook City in Benton. “I just wanted to dress up as something different,” said Loobey, who lives in Benton. “And it just kind of stuck. I have made all kinds of costumes, and [event organizers] have just asked me if I would come back. “It is something I like to do for fun, and the kids get excited.” The first y... READ MORE


Caddo River Art Guild plans studio tour

The public is invited to watch artists at work during the 12th annual Caddo River Art Guild’s Round About Artist Studio Tour.


    Raiding the Halloween stash a treat

    Editor’s Note: Tammy Keith is on vacation. This column originally ran in 2006. Her then 16-year-old is now 28 and celebrating his fourth wedding anniversary this month, and she and her husband are celebrating their 31st. I can’t believe it’s October. I’m still trying to get in shape for swimsuit season. I’m excited, though, because October is my favorite time of year. Even though I get goosebumps when it’s below 80 degrees, I love the c... READ MORE


    Hot Springs resident named new ADE assistant commissioner

    Don Benton still considers himself a teacher. “I was kind of called to it,” Benton said. “It wasn’t something I planned — there was some intervention going on in my life, and I had no idea about it. “A higher power guided me down that path.” Benton, who lives in Hot Springs, was recently hired as the new assistant commissioner of research and technology for the Arkansas Department of Education. He officially started in his new role Se... READ MORE



    Today The Secret Garden HOT SPRINGS — The Pocket Community Theatre, 170 Ravine St., will present The Secret Garden at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children through age 12. For more information, visit pockettheatre.com. 5K Hunger Hike BENTON — The 33rd annual Churches Joint Council on Human Needs 5K Hunger Hike will begin at 2 p.m. in the Sevier Street parking lot. For more information, call (501) 315-0599. Monday Gr... READ MORE