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Dina Ruth Howell

posted: 12/14/2014 2:31 a.m. Discuss

SPRINGDALE -- Six-year-old Dina Howell stared perplexedly into a hand-held mirror, not so much smiling as baring her teeth.

100 Black Men gala honors mentoring program grads

posted: 12/14/2014 2:30 a.m. Discuss

On Thursday, the 100 Black Men of Greater Little Rock will hold its annual Christmas gala at the DoubleTree downtown. It will be a modest affair as these things go -- after all, there's roughly 20 of them, president John Miller says with a shrug.

149TH CHAMBER MEETING: Clinton + commerce

posted: 12/14/2014 2:29 a.m. Discuss

Much of the talk at the sold-out 149th annual meeting of the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce was about the Clinton Presidential Center, which turned 10 last month. Its namesake, after all, was the keynote speaker.

RIGHT TIME RIGHT PLACE: Breakfast led to perusing bedroom furniture

posted: 12/14/2014 2:29 a.m. Comment 1

Cecil Sutley was in the midst of a Sunday morning choir performance at First Baptist Church in Panama City, Fla., when his entire focus fell onto one girl in the congregation. "I had had a few dates with different girls and I looked down and saw her, this little Inman girl, and I thought about what it would be to date her," he says.

MALE CALL: Subtle changes distinguish menswear over generations

posted: 12/14/2014 2:27 a.m. Discuss

Q. My company has a tradition of dressing for Halloween, themed by department. My department went with Mad Men. The women wore their hair in buns, either skirts or dresses that, while somewhat similar to current styles, were clearly of a bygone era.


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Little Rock designer Korto Momolu and her fashions are a sure draw. Little Rock trumpeter Rodney Block and his group, The Real Music Lovers, are sure to be a draw. Get them at the same event, and you've got yourself a crowd.

For cowboy boots, fashion comeback spurred by women

posted: 12/14/2014 2:26 a.m. Discuss

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Boot trends come and go every fall -- over-the-knee, ankle, combat, wedges -- but one boot remains, impervious to passing fads: the cowboy boot.

TIE ONE ON: Artful apron gala supports shelter, no strings attached

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Some people pretty much have to be deeply involved with a charity or charities. It's either an implicit or explicit duty attendant their esteemed (professional) position. This is what Arvest Bank President Jim Cargill and the communications director for Ben E. Keith Foods here in town, Yvette Parker, were talking about at Tie One On, the fall fundraiser for Our House.

Stylists help clients covet curls

posted: 12/14/2014 2:24 a.m. Discuss

MINNEAPOLIS -- With a head full of blond corkscrews, Kristy Wilson, 34, was "a complete anomaly" in her hometown of Menomonie, Wis. "Everyone had long, Scandinavian, blowing-in-the-wind hair."

DEAR ABBY: Busy wife is tired of packing lunches for picky husband

posted: 12/14/2014 2:24 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: My husband works, but I do not. I stay very busy, but he expects me to pack him a lunch every day. It must include a breakfast item and a lunch item, as he is starving by the time he arrives at work, even if he ate at home.

Lauren Kay Setzler - Andrew James Coy

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The bride is the daughter of Debbie and L.B. Setzler of North Little Rock. Her grandparents are the late Burnelle and William Howell, also of North Little Rock, and the late Martha and Roy Westmoreland of Little Rock.

Allison Paige Craig - Broc Brandon Eddings

posted: 12/14/2014 2:21 a.m. Discuss

Allison Paige Craig and Broc Brandon Eddings were united in marriage at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at Loft 1023. Steve Craig, uncle of the bride, officiated.

THERE GOES THE JUDGE: Buddies aid in roast of celebrated servant

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After 30 years in public service, Buddy Villines -- the Pulaski County judge best known for spearheading projects such as the Big Dam Bridge, the River Rail Trolley system and Alltel Arena (now Verizon Arena) -- sat gamely on stage wearing a blinking trolley fashioned into a hat.

Christmas Coffee: Punch pours holiday cheer at Governor's Mansion fete

posted: 12/14/2014 2:19 a.m. Discuss

It just wouldn't be the Christmas Coffee without Peggy Whitehurst's coffee punch. The annual coffee at the Governor's Mansion on Dec. 8 is hosted by the Salvation Army Central Arkansas Area Command's Women's Auxiliary, and Whitehurst, an auxiliary member, said maybe something different should be served this year. No. The other members wouldn't hear of it.

SWEET SENSATION: Event serves up pie contest at Mosaic Templars center

posted: 12/14/2014 2:19 a.m. Discuss

Sweet potato pie was once again the featured food item at the Holiday Open House, hosted Dec. 7 by the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center in Little Rock. The Little Rock Central High Madrigal Singers and the Lorenzo Smith Project provided musical entertainment.


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