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High Profile: William Russell Meeks III

posted: 06/26/2016 2:18 a.m. Discuss

It's early in an Arkansas Travelers afternoon baseball game, and Russ Meeks takes one of his customary walks around Dickey-Stephens Park in North Little Rock. He greets fans, concession stand workers, media members, the ballpark organist and anybody else whose path he crosses. With a grin on his broad face, he watches schoolchildren attending the game on a field trip dance in their seats for a chance to win prizes. He sees a piece of trash and swoops down to pick it up.

Outreach targets needs of LR homeless women

posted: 06/26/2016 2:16 a.m. Discuss

On Wednesday nights, people from Little Rock's homeless community gather at Canvas Community Church for dinner and a movie -- a time for a meal and safe social interaction. But for the past year, those Wednesday gatherings have meant something extra for the women in the group.

SETTING THE BAR: Your honors' honors

posted: 06/26/2016 2:15 a.m. Gallery Discuss

Three barristers who were ending their year-long terms as presidents of the Arkansas Bar Association and its affiliated organizations were honored for their service June 15 at the annual Presidents' Reception in the Grand Lobby of the Hot Springs Convention Center.

RIGHT TIME RIGHT PLACE: She fell in love with her dream man at church

posted: 06/26/2016 2:15 a.m. Discuss

Donna Roetzel had called a moratorium on dating after a series of bad relationships, including a divorce. Then visions of matrimony danced in her head.


posted: 06/26/2016 2:13 a.m. Gallery Discuss

For the second year in a row, art lovers have the opportunity to view the pieces that didn't make the cut at the Delta Exhibition.

DEAR ABBY: Do celebrate coming baby, skip judgment-packed party

posted: 06/26/2016 2:12 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: My husband and I have been together for 10 years, married for five. We have an 8-year-old daughter. Yes, the math is clear -- she was a "love child." My family is religious, and although I was 22 at the time of my pregnancy, they announced that I would not be having a baby shower because I had conceived in sin and it wouldn't look right.

Top Six

posted: 06/26/2016 2:12 a.m. Discuss

Pictured is one of the six most expensive houses sold in Little Rock during the week of May 23-27. "Sold" refers to the date on which the real estate deed was recorded by the Pulaski County circuit clerk, irrespective of the actual sale date.

GOOD SPORTS: State's best athletes honored at annual awards banquet

posted: 06/26/2016 2:11 a.m. Gallery Discuss

A major league baseball great stopped in Little Rock to help honor dozens of outstanding high school athletes from around the state. Cal Ripken Jr., former shortstop and third baseman for the Baltimore Orioles, was the featured speaker at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette's 2015-2016 All-Arkansas Preps Awards Banquet, held June 18 in the Wally Allen Ballroom of the Statehouse Convention Center.

ON A GOOD NOTE: 4 Arkansas jazz masters added to Hall of Fame

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Four noted purveyors of jazz were inducted into the Arkansas Jazz Hall of Fame during a ceremony and celebration Monday hosted by the Arkansas Jazz Heritage Foundation in the ballroom of Little Rock's Capital Hotel.

MALE CALL: Keeping clothes compatible challenging for color blind

posted: 06/26/2016 2:09 a.m. Discuss

Q. I have a great deal of difficulty matching many of my ties because I am partially color blind. I avoid a number of colors, but would hope there was some way to have an interesting assortment without its being too interesting.

Study: 'Wedding' raises prices

posted: 06/26/2016 2:07 a.m. Discuss

It often feels like any good or service that has the word "wedding" attached to it is one that comes with a particularly jaw-dropping price tag.

Flushed ring found a mile away

posted: 06/26/2016 2:07 a.m. Discuss

When 4-year-old Landon Cornish flushed his mom's diamond ring down the toilet last month, his parents didn't figure to ever get it back.

Getting it straight

posted: 06/26/2016 2:06 a.m. Discuss

The Democrat-Gazette wants its news reports to be fair and accurate. We correct all errors of fact. If you know of an error, write: Frank Fellone Deputy Editor P.O. Box 2221 Little Rock, Ark. 72203 or call 378-3475 during business hours Monday through Friday.

Sarah Joan Kurrus - Philip Ahrens Bemberg

posted: 06/26/2016 2:05 a.m. Gallery Discuss

Parents of the bride are Virginia and Baker Kurrus of Little Rock. Her grandparents are Mary Louise and the late Lloyd Kuhnmuench of St. Louis and the late Joan and Andrew Kurrus Jr. of Pine Bluff.

Hannah Ruth Walter - Salar Rafieetary

posted: 06/26/2016 2:04 a.m. Discuss

Wedding vows were exchanged by Hannah Ruth Walter and Salar Rafieetary at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, June 18, in Grace Lutheran Church. The father and grandfather of the bride officiated.





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