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DEAR ABBY: Husband's long beard is hard for wife to stomach at dinner

posted: 01/16/2018 1 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: My husband has a long, bushy, ugly beard, and although I don't like it, I realize he's entitled to wear his facial hair any way he likes it. The problem is, when he eats, his beard gets into his plate and in the food, which I find nauseating. -- TOO MUCH HAIR IN TEXAS

DEAR ABBY: Neighbor wants to reach out after death of young mother

posted: 01/15/2018 1 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: I have just learned that a neighbor lost his wife. She died during childbirth. As a wife and mother, all I can think about is that newborn baby boy and his two beautiful sisters. It breaks my heart. I have never spoken to him, but I did chat from time to time with his wife.

Cindy Arsaga

posted: 01/14/2018 5 a.m. Discuss

Most of us count ourselves lucky to have had one great adventure, to have found one career we love, to create one lasting legacy by which we'll be remembered after we've left the planet.

HIGH PROFILE: On Centers for Youth and Families board, Ron Boyeskie looks out for overlooked children

posted: 01/14/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Ron Boyeskie wants to make sure all children have the little things that make up a home: comfortable furniture, clothing that fits, birthday gifts.

Adopt-A-Vet delivers love in a bag

posted: 01/14/2018 2:29 a.m. Discuss

Jacki Bruning was deep in talks about expanding her nonprofit to bring gifts to veterans more often when her youngest son broke his neck.

DRESSING ROOM: Denim, lavender, glam for day are runway hits

posted: 01/14/2018 2:28 a.m. Discuss

Those of you who have followed my full-length cover features in the Democrat-Gazette may remember that I once did a recurring commentary on fashion trends for looming seasons. The top trends were grouped into Good, Bad and Downright Ugly categories.

REMEMBERING TO TURN ON THE LIGHT: Making magic happen

posted: 01/14/2018 2:27 a.m. Discuss

HOT SPRINGS -- Wizards and Muggles of all ages gathered Jan. 6 in the great hall of St. Luke's Episcopal Church for the 2018 Yule Ball. The event was a benefit for the Ouachita Children's Center, which provides emergency shelter and support services for youths in crisis. Presented by the Morris Foundation, it was based on the Triwizard Tournament and Yule Ball in the Harry Potter books.

RIGHT TIME RIGHT PLACE: It took awhile, but theirs was a match made online

posted: 01/14/2018 2:26 a.m. Discuss

Robbie McDonald knew the first time he saw Sabrina Beasley that they would marry.

EX-ETIQUETTE

posted: 01/14/2018 2:26 a.m. Discuss

Q My ex is very angry how our break-up came about, and it makes talking very difficult. Each time I try to talk to her about how the kids are doing or try to coordinate efforts she brings up the past. We end up yelling at each other. I know we have to talk, but we both hate the interaction. What do you suggest? What's good ex-etiquette?

ANGELS AT BRUNCH: Spreading their wings

posted: 01/14/2018 2:25 a.m. Discuss

The 30 Angels of Hope and their mothers traveled to Marlsgate Plantation in Scott on Jan. 7 for brunch.

Something old: Couples choose grandparents for nuptial roles

posted: 01/14/2018 2:24 a.m. Discuss

Nancy Rutchik and Flossie Pack are flower girls extraordinaire.

MALE CALL: Proper sweater storage, cleaning prolong beauty

posted: 01/14/2018 2:24 a.m. Discuss

Q. How often and in what ways should I wash my sweaters? When I break them out each year, I usually spend each morning sneezing from the allergies of 9 months' of dust build-up. I remember hearing something about fluffing them in the dryer, but wonder if I should be washing them.

Gift cards have utility beyond Christmas Day

posted: 01/14/2018 2:22 a.m. Discuss

Americans spend as much as $130 billion on gift cards each year, and about $1 billion of that goes unused. Is there a gift card languishing in your drawer that contributed to this statistic? It doesn't have to be that way.

TRAVELING PAPER: Small Works make big impact at show

posted: 01/14/2018 2:21 a.m. Gallery Discuss

The opening reception for the traveling exhibit of Small Works on Paper was held Jan. 4 at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center.

FORMAL ATTIRE: 41 debutantes presented at Alpha Phi Alpha ball

posted: 01/14/2018 2:20 a.m. Gallery Discuss

Rows of young ladies dressed in white ball-gowns twirled with their tuxedo-clad partners as they waltzed in the Wally Allen Ballroom of the Statehouse Convention Center on Dec. 23. The 41 high school students had just made their debut at the Pi Lambda chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and Central Arkansas Sphinx Foundation Debutante Ball.

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