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Dear Abby: Stepson with addicted mom must learn that she is sick

posted: 02/09/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: My stepson just turned 7. My husband was granted custody because the mother was declared unfit due to her drug abuse. She was granted supervised visits until she can pass two consecutive drug tests.

James Edward Bennett

posted: 02/07/2016 2:43 a.m. Discuss

Ed Bennett goes to so many fundraisers and society functions his friends joke that he must sleep in a tuxedo. Knowing his back story makes the ribbing all the more entertaining.

Ivy Ball elegantly helps students

posted: 02/07/2016 2:42 a.m. Discuss

The word "sorority" generally conjures up images and memories of social activities and sisterhood under the banner of Greek letters on a college campus.

UP AND COMING: Dance troupe envisions tapping in to a fun genre

posted: 02/07/2016 2:40 a.m. Discuss

Car dealers think a lot about saturation. Open a Ferrari dealership in Little Rock and people pump their fists. "We're finally Dallas!" Open two more and your salesmen start day trading from their desks.


posted: 02/07/2016 2:39 a.m. Gallery Discuss

It was an evening of surprises as well as accolades Jan. 29 as a sold-out crowd gathered to honor the Rev. Hezekiah Stewart at the Embassy Suites.

RIGHT TIME RIGHT PLACE: He spotted, reeled in the right one in record time

posted: 02/07/2016 2:38 a.m. Discuss

There might be plenty of fish in the sea, but landing the right one is tricky. Take Rex White. He wasn't hearing from the right kind of women on the dating site of the same metaphor --

MALE CALL: Black-tie attire eliminates too-many-options problem

posted: 02/07/2016 2:37 a.m. Discuss

Q. We have high-end plans for Valentine's Day and I'm thinking about getting a black-tie or midnight-blue tuxedo, but I'm not sure.

MOSTLY SAINTS: Rep benefit all good

posted: 02/07/2016 2:35 a.m. Gallery Discuss

It was a walk down memory lane for patrons of the Arkansas Repertory Theatre on Jan. 30 at Saints and Sinners, held at the Statehouse Convention Center. The annual fundraiser's entertainment featured song and dance routines from the last 40 years.

UN BAL MASQUE: Hot Springs Jazz Society parties Mardi Gras style

posted: 02/07/2016 2:33 a.m. Gallery Discuss

Previous incarnations of the Hot Springs Jazz Society's Mardi Gras Costume Ball & Contest took place in the ballroom of Hot Springs' Austin Hotel. With that establishment -- now the Hotel Hot Springs -- being renovated, the 2016 version was forced to make a major venue move. OK, maybe not that major. After all, the Hot Springs Convention Center's Horner Hall is separated from the hotel basically by a lobby and a flight of stairs.

BAR NIGHT: Class action was discovered at reception for legal eagles

posted: 02/07/2016 2:32 a.m. Gallery Discuss

The Arkansas Bar Association hosted an evening reception the first night of its midyear meeting, which takes place in January.

35th Soup Sunday: Soup fundraiser pours up $137,000 for families

posted: 02/07/2016 2:30 a.m. Gallery Discuss

The 35th bonanza of bouillabaisse!

DEAR ABBY: Young adult needs to talk to parents, clear the air

posted: 02/07/2016 2:29 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: During my childhood, my parents fought often. When I was 12, they spoke to my sister and me about getting a divorce. I was heartbroken and fought back.

Club news

posted: 02/07/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

The Bella Vista Bluebird Society needs volunteers to help in the effort to conserve bluebirds. The society needs monitors for bluebird trails to follow the birds during the nesting season (early March to mid-August). The society also needs maintenance people to repair or replace boxes on the various trails.

Cutting-edge art

posted: 02/07/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

A professor of art at the University of the Ozarks in Clarksville, Tammy Harrington will be sharing an Arts Center of the Ozarks gallery in February with her husband, Neal Harrington, an associate professor of art at Arkansas Tech University in Russellville. Asked about the exhibition, she wants first to brag on his work, not her own.

Karen Elaine Gros Feeding body, mind and soul

posted: 02/07/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

On her first trip to Europe, Karen Gros was a young advertising executive traveling alone for six weeks, guided by Rick Steves' then-recently released Europe Through the Back Door.




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