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Super Quiz: Are you "board"?

posted: 12/14/2017 1:42 a.m. Discuss

1. A large board for advertisements in an outside public place

RESTAURANT TRANSITIONS: Dixie Cafes, Dickey's Barbecue Pit closed; Zaxby's on Kanis now open

posted: 12/07/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

Wednesday was the last day of operation for all nine Dixie Cafe restaurants in Arkansas and eight Dixie Cafe and Delta Cafe restaurants in Oklahoma and Tennessee. Dixie Restaurants Inc. CEO Allan Roberts said Monday in a news release, while thanking patrons, management and staff, that "After over 35 years in business, we have decided that we must close our restaurants. It is a very difficult operating environment for full-service, family-oriented restaurants. We have seen declining sales combined with increasing costs that has made this difficult decision necessary." Dixie Restaurants Inc. staff are also losing their jobs.

THE WEEKEND TEN

posted: 12/07/2017 1:56 a.m. Discuss

1 SHINING

RESTAURANT REVIEW: Views more consistent than food at Petit Jean State Park's Mather Lodge

posted: 12/07/2017 1:52 a.m. Discuss

Many a time have we hiked the Cedar Falls Trail at Petit Jean State Park and then gorged ourselves at Mather Lodge Restaurant.

Fast Forward

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Next week

The TV Column: Popular in past, Psych returns to USA as movie

posted: 12/07/2017 1:49 a.m. Discuss

TV reunions turned into movies can either be great fun or run the risk of making us ask, "What were they thinking?"

Weekend Calendar

posted: 12/07/2017 1:48 a.m. Discuss

Events are free unless otherwise noted.

THEATER: Santaland Diaries plays alongside Gift of the Magi

posted: 12/07/2017 1:47 a.m. Discuss

Dueling Banjos it's not, nor is it even Dueling Dramas, just because the Arkansas Repertory Theatre has a pair of Christmas-themed productions going on at the same time a mere candy cane toss away from each other (at least on weekends).

SPECIAL EVENT: Chinese Lantern Fest boasts handmade luminary displays

posted: 12/07/2017 1:46 a.m. Discuss

There's a giant dragon at the State Fairgrounds. It doesn't breathe fire, but it does glow in the dark.

Music Scene: Bob Boyd Sounds brings Christmas show to LR

posted: 12/07/2017 1:45 a.m. Discuss

The Bob Boyd Sounds performs at 8 p.m. Friday in Little Rock's Ron Robinson Theater. The show is part of the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies' Arkansas Sounds series. Admission is free.

ENTERTAINMENT NOTES

posted: 12/07/2017 1:44 a.m. Discuss

Elsewhere in entertainment and the arts:

Dance: Nutcracker gets balletic reworking, added show

posted: 12/07/2017 1:43 a.m. Discuss

The Nutcracker performances of long ago all blur and mix in memory; the new and the old become as one in this year's rendition from Ballet Arkansas.

Tell Me About It: Avoiding in-laws isn't likely when living across the street

posted: 12/07/2017 1:42 a.m. Discuss

DEAR CAROLYN: My husband is extraordinarily close with his siblings and parents. They visit with one another at least four times a week. I feel pressure to attend, but usually politely decline. This prompts questions about my whereabouts and "we never see you" comments.

Helpful Hints

posted: 12/07/2017 1:42 a.m. Discuss

DEAR HELOISE: How do "Juniors" clothes differ from "Misses" in the department store?

Horoscopes by Holiday

posted: 12/07/2017 1:41 a.m. Discuss

Happy birthday. You'll get the attention you deserve with one stipulation: that you don't settle for less. Stick with those who celebrate and support you and you'll rise past their high expectations and up to your own even-higher ones. Get help in setting up processes that will earn you the extra money and satisfaction you've lacked.

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