CACA to host 44th King Art Show this weekend
Annual art show to feature hundreds
of works by area artists and photographers

Preparations – The cold and wet weather didn't stop hundreds of artists and photographers from submitting their works during the Cossatot Arts and Crafts Association's registration event on Tuesday in preparation for this weekend's 44th annual King Art Show. The art show will be opened to the public on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday.

KING – The public is being invited to once again enjoy various works of art by regional artists and photographers at the 44th annual King Art Show this weekend.

The yearly art show is hosted by the Cossatot Arts and Crafts Association.

The exhibition will be open to the public from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 2, and 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 3.

Judging will be done on Friday, May 1. Ribbons and cash will be awarded in the following classes for first place, second place and third place: Genre, landscape, portrait, floral, still life, animal, western art, abstract/contemporary, old barns, Cossatot Country, and Arkansas Recreation.

There are also five classes in the Photography division for adults.
Youth and Children’s entries do not have categories, but are judged according to their school grade level with first through fourth place ribbons given for each grade from first grade through 12th grade. For purposes of special awards, Youth Division is grades seventh through 12th and Children’s Division is first through sixth. For 0-K there is a clothesline art division. 

Horatio Superintendent to propose addition of school resource officer
HORATIO – The Horatio School District is hoping to join a growing number of districts that have partnered with law enforcement agencies to provide security on school campuses.

Officials with the Horatio School District and the Sevier County Sheriff's Office will attempt to reach an agreement with the City of Horatio during its city council meeting on Monday, May 4 at 6:30 p.m.

"What we're hoping is that the district and the city can come up with a partnership with the sheriff's office to provide us with a school resource officer," said Horatio Superintendent Lee Smith. "We're still looking at our options right now but we're hopeful we'll be able to get something going."

Under the proposal, the school and city would fund a new officer position to provide security on the district's campuses throughout the year. The De Queen School District has a similar partnership with the De Queen Police Department.

Smith said the school's interest in hiring a resource officer isn't the result of a particular incident within the district. Rather, the move would have Horatio join a growing trend across the country aimed at providing police security on school grounds.

To read the complete article, please see the April 30 edition of The De Queen Bee.

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