Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun November 17, 2019
PHOTO BY: Sam Pierce

Gayla Parker is the new executive director of the Pregnancy Resource Center for Southwest Arkansas in Arkadelphia. She replaces founder and former executive director Beverly Hankins, who retired in September. PRCSA is a nonprofit organization that provides counseling to women and men in crisis pregnancy situations.

‘With love and grace’

New director aims to help women in panic over unplanned pregnancies

In 2012, Gayla Parker was a speaker at a leadership conference for LifeWay Christian Resources and its Women’s Forum in Nashville that was being filmed. Although Parker’s topic was a Bible study that was being recorded and had nothing to do with abortion, one of the women who was a camera person shared her story with Parker. “Folks usually relate abortions to teenage girls or maybe a young college girl who just doesn’t want that interr... READ MORE


Malvern industrial park receives $1.15M grant for infrastructure

MALVERN — A collaborative effort between the public and private sectors of Hot Spring County, as well as the Economic Development Administration, has been the next step in securing the workforce in the city and surrounding area.


    Traditional turkey will be on my table

    I usually don’t pay much attention to polls posted to Facebook, but this one got my attention because it was about Thanksgiving food. An article, and I don’t remember the source, contended that “most” people admit they really don’t like the traditional Thanksgiving meal. It listed the disliked items in order, and although I did not save the post, I recall that No. 1 was the canned cranberry sauce. Well, duh. I will agree with that. The ... READ MORE



    Nov. 17 Plant Now for Winter Bliss HOT SPRINGS — Local natural herbalist Tami Sain will offer Plant Now for Winter Bliss from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in the Magnolia Room at Garvan Woodland Gardens, 550 Arkridge Road. Sain will focus on growing winter savory, rosemary, sage, thyme and horseradish. The class is free for members and costs $15 for nonmembers. Registration is required by visiting garvangardens.org or calling (800) 366-4664. Fall Ph... READ MORE



    Today Fall Color Photography HOT SPRINGS — Fall Color Photography: Woods, Water, Trails will be offered from 1-4:30 p.m. in the Magnolia Room and gardens at Garvan Woodland Gardens, 550 Arkridge Road. Garvan staffer and photographer Julia Mann will emphasize tips and techniques for capturing the woodland color, as well as photographing trees and smaller landscapes. The fee is $20 for members and $35 for nonmembers. Those who have trip... READ MORE