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Buidling is currently the Hot Springs Rehabilitaion Center. Structure ended up being finished in 1933.

In October 1933, the newest Army and Navy Hospital opened as an imposing landmark when you look at the heart of downtown Hot Springs. Based on a brief history of this building by Carl Enna, the design for the medical center was the following: The morgue was housed when you look at the stone and concrete basement, which managed to get a perfect bomb protection, the very first in Garland County. The very first flooring was the health ward for men and kids. The 3rd floor ended up being the general mess hall, whereas, the 4th flooring served once the officer’s mess hallway. The working areas, considered during the time to be the finest in South, had been situated on the 6th flooring. Additionally located on the 6th floor had been a library and a backyard movie theater where first-run movies were shown two to three times each week. There is in addition a sundeck regarding the 6th floor. People got body massages and real therapy remedies in the halls of the north wing regarding the 6th floor.The seventh flooring housed an observation gallery overlooking the 6th floor working areas. The 7th floor had been house to X-Ray and also the radium treatment location. Obstetrics ended up being on the 8th flooring along with the VIP Penthouse for retired officers. The 9th floor ended up being home to KANH, the Army/Navy Radio facility that broadcast four different types of programs which were distributed through the entire hospital.The radio station used pillow speakers, an original technology when it comes to time (Arkansas Historic Preservation Program).


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Child, Youth and School Services bring back tackle football

Sep 21, 2010

By Darline Goyea (USAG Wiesbaden)

WIESBADEN, Germany – Hut one. Hut two.

Tackle football has returned to Child, Youth and School Services after a more than 10-year absence.

After several requests from the community, through Youth Sports, CYSS made it happen.

Expenses, equipment and other logistics were hurdles to bringing the sport back to the Wiesbaden community, but those challenges have been overcome.

"The families who came in from the States wanted it here," said Peter Witmer, Wiesbaden school liaison officer, who is coaching the 12-14-year-old players who call themselves the Warriors. "Parents are absolutely thrilled we have it here."

Witmer, who has coached a combination of adult and youth sports, said it’s all about the children.

"My passion has been for tackle football, where I’ve coached for nine seasons." Every two-hour practice takes advanced preparation and planning, before and after practice reviews, to help the players improve their game, he said.

The mixture of veterans and neophytes brings balance to the team. It can also improve academics, said Witmer. "If the kids really want to play, they’ll make sure their grades are up."

"Team moms" – provide much needed volunteer support.

Sandra Salvo said she enjoys her position as team mom – helping by sending emails of schedule changes, organizing team photos, snack schedules and bus duty. Salvo also shows support for her 13-year-old son, Sam, who plays offense and defense. "The kids really love it," said Salvo. Tomekia Williams, a team mom whose 13-year-old son, Daniel, plays nose tackle and left guard, also volunteers as team mom for her youngest son, David, who plays on the bantam team for 9-11-year-olds. "Life is busy, but we make the sacrifices so our kids can have normalcy like in the States," she said.

Mannheim, Baumholder, Heidelberg, Stuttgart, to name a few, are surrounding communities with youth sports tackle football teams which make up the league. Each garrison will host a game for a total of seven games. The Warriors opened their season in Mannheim Sept. 11 with a 12-0 loss to a team from Kaiserslautern.

East and West leading teams play for the season championship in Bamberg on Nov. 13.

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