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On Christianity

posted: 11/27/2015 4 a.m. Discuss

DEAR REV. GRAHAM: Every year I tell myself that I'm not going to overspend at Christmas, and then I end up spending more than I did the previous year. I'm on a fixed income and can't really afford this. I know this isn't a spiritual question, but what do you suggest I do?

Helpful Hints

posted: 11/27/2015 4 a.m. Discuss

DEAR READERS: Here are some Heloise hints for household brushes. If planning a road trip, these should be in your vehicle, just in case. The key to cleaning stains and grime is "the sooner, the better."

Hunger No. 1, but not up to par

posted: 11/27/2015 4 a.m. Discuss


Arkansas postcard past

posted: 11/27/2015 4 a.m. Discuss

Monticello, 1909 "You shall have to excuse my conduct on the way I did last Sunday." At the time there were more than 5,000 independent school districts in Arkansas and the average teacher salary was $273 a year.

Aces on Bridge

posted: 11/27/2015 4 a.m. Discuss


Names and faces

posted: 11/27/2015 3:02 a.m. Discuss

Adele has announced her first tour since 2011, with a string of European dates in support of her new album, 25. The British singer announced Thursday that she will play venues in Europe starting Feb. 29 in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Hunger No. 1, but not up to par

posted: 11/27/2015 2:24 a.m. Discuss

LOS ANGELES — Katniss Everdeen may have come out on top of last weekend’s box office with about $103 million in domestic ticket sales, but the new The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2 fell short of industry expectations and, unlike the Twilight and Harry Potter young-adult juggernauts, her Hunger Games finale fell far short of other films in the franchise.

Restaurant Transitions: Restaurants open on Thanksgiving; Bakery Blitz

posted: 11/26/2015 5:45 a.m. Discuss

In conjunction with the Arkansas Arts Center Children's Theatre's coming production of The Gingerbread Man, which opens Dec. 5 at the arts center in MacArthur Park, Madison Stolzer, who plays the title character, will do a promotional "Bakery Blitz," 2-6 p.m. Wednesday. She'll "run as fast as she can" between Little Rock bake shops Sweet Love Bakery, 8210 Cantrell Road; Cupcakes on Kavanaugh, 5625 Kavanaugh Blvd. in the Heights; and Boulevard Bread Co., 1417 S. Main St. She'll spend an hour at each location, and be available for photos.

Names and faces

updated: 11/26/2015 3:08 a.m. Discuss

President Barack Obama recognized 17 Americans with the nation's highest civilian award on Tuesday, including the first black woman elected to Congress, one of the greatest catchers in baseball history and a Funny Girl. "Today we celebrate some extraordinary people: innovators, artists and leaders who contribute to America's strength as a nation," Obama said.

The Weekend Ten

posted: 11/26/2015 1:54 a.m. Discuss

1 PRAIRIE Stuttgart will flap and quack during the Wings Over the Prairie Festival, through Saturday. The carnival and midway are already open, but the main activities, including the arts and crafts fair, exhibits, duck race, duck gumbo cook-off and the World Championship Duck Calling Contest, are set for Friday and Saturday.

On Cajun/Creole kick in Cabot

posted: 11/26/2015 1:52 a.m. Discuss

Purple Onion, which arrived in Cabot late last year, offers some tasty options for diners in central Arkansas. While the city is considered a bedroom community to the greater Little Rock area, dining options -- beyond fast-food chains -- have been limited to a few choices.

Weekend calendar

posted: 11/26/2015 1:52 a.m. Discuss

Events are free unless otherwise noted. Art & Exhibits Central Arkansas ARGENTA GALLERY 413 Main St., North Little Rock. "Revelation," exhibition by Virmarie DePoyster, Dec. 3-Jan. 4; reception, 6-8 p.m. Dec. 3.

Fast Forward

posted: 11/26/2015 1:51 a.m. Discuss

Things to do next week and next month Next week Christmas past: Hot cider and ginger cake spice up the Christmas Frolic & Open House, 1-4 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Historic Arkansas Museum, 200 E. Third St., Little Rock.

Commentary: British vs. American comedies: Dissing politics

posted: 11/26/2015 1:49 a.m. Discuss

The good folks at the Project for the Study of the 21st Century and the Delegation of the European Union to the United States were kind enough to invite me, along with delegation spokesman James Barbour, State Department veteran Ari Ratner and Washington Post Outlook Editor Adam Kushner, to speak recently on what television can teach us about politics.

SPECIAL EVENT: Stuttgart's Wings Over the Prairie Festival turns 80

posted: 11/26/2015 1:48 a.m. Discuss

Every five years, the greatest of the great from across the world gather to see who is the ultimate champion: a battle among the cream of the crop to see who can create the most realistic quack.




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