Hot Springs On The GO!
As winter's chill begins to make its exit and spring makes its grand debut in Hot Springs, an exciting development long-awaited will be opening to the public on March 7.
Mid-America Science Museum holds a special place in the hearts of just about everyone in our close-knit community. Everyone has their favorite exhibit or a fond memory of the countless times they've crossed this establishment's threshold.
While at lunch with Melinda Gassaway a little more than a year ago as the museum was preparing to close up shop for renovations, we chatted at length about the importance of the educational opportunities provided within its walls.
“It really is a gem in the community,” she said, and honestly, there's no better way to put it than that.
This issue is for our community's youths. They are doing amazing things and representing us well, and in return there are exceptional organizations and opportunities for them.
The Spa City Blues Society has provided an outlet for students to learn and preserve the history of the genre through involvement with the national Blues in the Schools program and five individuals that make up The Youngbloods just returned from the 2015 International Blues Challenge in Memphis.
Local students are also learning leadership skills through Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership — or HOBY — and stepping up for the betterment of their community.
As we see our youths making an impact in the community, it's our responsibility to encourage them and continue to give them the opportunities to succeed. We are fortunate to have them as Hot Springs' future leaders.