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DEAR ABBY: Hard work in gym pays off with arm-wrestling triumph

posted: 05/21/2018 1 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: I'm average, fitness-wise, and work in an office. My girlfriend, who is naturally athletic, has belonged to a gym for a year. Our two fitness paths collided when I was enjoying a coffee with her and her training partner, "Trixi," at her place one day.

Anthony Wappel

posted: 05/20/2018 6 a.m. Discuss

"Tony is one of the most important figures we've ever had when it comes to the knowledge and preservation of our local history," says author J.B. Hogan of his friend and collaborator, Tony Wappel. Wappel is the author of three books about Fayetteville history -- Once Upon Dickson, On the Avenue and The Square Book -- and is the archivist records manager for Washington County. There are probably a few people in Fayetteville who know more about the area's history than he does -- but there aren't many.

HIGH PROFILE: Blue Cross and Blue Shield exec Jim Bailey credited with winning over Arkansas' biggest companies as clients

posted: 05/20/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Bill Phillips remembers laughing the first time he saw Jim Bailey play golf, on an outing with other young go-getters at Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield. “He literally hit the ball sideways,” said Phillips, a lobbyist and Bailey’s former boss at the insurance company.

Soldiers' Angels volunteer honored by VA for service

posted: 05/20/2018 2:20 a.m. Discuss

When a rare health condition forced Susan Cookus to give up her job in the medical field, she knew she couldn't just sit still.

FIGHTING HUNGER: Feeding the multitude

posted: 05/20/2018 2:19 a.m. Gallery Discuss

Former Gov. Mike and Ginger Beebe were the honorees at Empty Bowls, the May 11 benefit for the Arkansas Foodbank.

RIGHT TIME RIGHT PLACE: She had her eye on that very nice 'cute sailor'

posted: 05/20/2018 2:18 a.m. Discuss

Marilyn Kirchner was enjoying a little girl time when she met a sailor in a resort town in Illinois.

DINING OUT: Grounds for a benefit

posted: 05/20/2018 2:17 a.m. Gallery Discuss

Dinner on the Grounds was held on the front lawn of the Terry Mansion on May 11. This is the 13th year for the spring fundraiser for Our House.

Ex-Etiquette

posted: 05/20/2018 2:16 a.m. Discuss

Q I have a question about weddings. My fiance has two daughters, ages 5 and 7. Do they have to come to our wedding? I really want to start fresh, and besides no kids are invited. What's good ex-etiquette?

Young couple enlists tattoo artist for wedding reception and guests line up

posted: 05/20/2018 2:16 a.m. Discuss

NEW YORK -- Lindsay Morris and Stephen Munshin didn't have to step inside a tattoo parlor to get their first tattoos. All they had to do was attend the wedding of their niece Leslie Merinoff to Brian Kwasienski in October in New York City.

MALE CALL: Pleats, cuffs out of style in trouser fashion today

posted: 05/20/2018 2:15 a.m. Discuss

Q I recently lost some weight and am now down to my waist size from 10 years ago, which means I can fit into some pants I've insisted on holding onto. I'm wondering if they are still in style though. Are cuffs or pleats officially out of style, and will they stand out as outdated?

COMMANDING RESPECT: UALR honors three alumni for their work

posted: 05/20/2018 2:14 a.m. Gallery Discuss

Troy Wells, Mauri Douglass and Lelia Rosenkrans were honored May 11 as the University of Arkansas at Little Rock's distinguished alumni for 2018.

ENJOYING HISTORY: Candlelight Dinner spotlights Quapaw Quarter home tour

posted: 05/20/2018 2:13 a.m. Gallery Discuss

The Candlelight Dinner for the 54th annual Quapaw Quarter Association tour of homes was held May 12 at Philander Smith College.

HEROES HONORED: Humanitarian efforts awarded by JCA at gala

posted: 05/20/2018 2:12 a.m. Gallery Discuss

Just Communities of Arkansas honored four Arkansans for their humanitarian efforts at a May 8 gala in the Jack Stephens Center at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

ROVER ON THE RUNWAY: Putting on the dog: Models strut stuff

posted: 05/20/2018 2:10 a.m. Gallery Discuss

Some of the furry four-legged models at Paws on the Runway on May 10 walked across the runway, some of the smaller ones were carried and one decided not to walk across at all. But nobody minded -- as they were all adorable. The 11th annual fashion show with the theme Vanity Fur was held at Next Level Events and was a fundraiser for CARE, an animal rescue organization.

FRESH FOOD: Move indoors fine with Lettuce set

posted: 05/20/2018 2:09 a.m. Gallery Discuss

Rain may have moved the party indoors, but it didn't stop the festivities on May 4 at Lettuce Grow -- a fundraiser for the St. Joseph Center of Arkansas in North Little Rock.

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