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High Profile: Olympic gold medalist Jeff Henderson

updated: 11/28/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

There stands Jeff Henderson, clad in patriotic blue, inside Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. It's Saturday evening, Aug. 13, at the finals of the 2016 Summer Olympics long jump competition. Henderson, 27, is in fourth place in the competition -- on the cusp of a medal -- as he prepares for his final jump.

Renewal Ranch to stage Christmas at the Mansion

posted: 11/27/2016 2:20 a.m. Discuss

For most people, one job is enough to juggle. Don Bingham has three.

WHO'S WHO IN PHILANTHROPY: Raising a festive salute

posted: 11/27/2016 2:19 a.m. Gallery Discuss

The 2016 National Philanthropy Day Luncheon, held Nov. 17 at the Embassy Suites Little Rock, was a literal "Who's Who" in fundraising in Arkansas, specifically central Arkansas. Besides the eight award recipients, attendees included a slew of past and potential honorees. The event was put on by the Arkansas chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

RIGHT TIME RIGHT PLACE: Salsa dancing choreographed lasting relationship

posted: 11/27/2016 2:17 a.m. Discuss

Jorge Gutierrez knew how to dance, but what he really wanted to learn was how to step into the life of his dance teacher, Sarah Catherine Phillips.

GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH: 3-ring Christmas gala

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Tux 'n Trees was a real circus this year.

MALE CALL: Keep color, pattern in mind for dressing business-casual

posted: 11/27/2016 2:16 a.m. Discuss

Q. I don't have to wear a suit or blazer to work and so I prefer to wear sweaters and light jackets in the fall and spring. In your scale of formality, how do you see the different sweaters? Meaning, in my realty company, where we don't even always wear a tie, which variety of sweater is best for our most businessy days (they are still fairly casual but include customers' visits) and for our least (Fridays when we'll go out for drinks at the end of the day, but I still want to look more professional than an intern)?

THE LAST DANCE: Saying farewell to Manees House

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If it was indeed the last social function by the Junior League of North Little Rock at the E.O. Manees House, the group's home of 54 years, there were no signs of sadness or remorse. The night of Nov. 18, they threw a "Party Like It's 1999" -- or well, you get the idea.

LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED: LR leaders applaud retiree on 33 years of chamber work

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Judy Love is like a surrogate mother -- or a school principal -- ushering some 1,500 business leaders through Leadership Greater Little Rock, a program of the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce. Some 300 former Leadership class members and chamber administration and staff gathered on the third-story veranda at the Robinson Center on Nov. 18 to raise a glass and celebrate her years of service upon her retirement as director of administration.

Social calendar

posted: 11/27/2016 2:14 a.m. Discuss

November 30 Evening of Wishes 6 p.m. at the Albert Pike Masonic Center. Make-A-Wish Foundation Mid-South’s signature fundraiser with live and silent auction, heavy hors d’oeuvres and music by Justin Moore. Tickets $150. For more information call (501) 376-9474.

SMILES FOR MILES: Beacon of Hope illuminates Ronald McDonald House

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The Beacon of Hope, a nightlight of sorts that sits on top of the new Ronald McDonald House, was lighted for the first time at the VIP Donor Preview Party on Nov. 15.

HAL-LELUJAH!: Governor's Mansion goes Gothic in Christmas decor

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The Arkansas Governor's Mansion's holiday decorators went above and beyond this year. First lady Susan Hutchinson led a sneak-peek media tour on Nov. 17.

HEALTHY IMPACT: UAMS debut award salutes deputy state health officer

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Dr. Joe Bates was honored with the inaugural Dr. Tom Bruce Arkansas Health Impact Award on Nov. 14. The award was given at a Friends of ACHI appreciation reception held in the Robinson Center Ballroom.

ENSURING BRIGHTER FUTURES: 5 dedicated to aiding others given chance to take a bow

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A popular church pastor. A state legislator. The leader of an organization dedicated to helping young people succeed. A community-minded police officer. The longtime head of an organization whose mission is ending racial, cultural and other biases. These were the honorees at the Pulaski County Youth Services' third annual Champions of Youth Awards Dinner, held Nov. 10 at Next Level events.

Caroline Elise Puddephatt - George Andrew Makris III

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The bride is the daughter of Nancy and Charles Puddephatt Jr. of Little Rock. She is the granddaughter of the late Myrtle and Fred Allenbaugh of Memphis and the late Joan and Charles William Puddephatt of Pine Bluff.

Carolyn Therese Harder - Zachary Fowler Ryburn

posted: 11/27/2016 2:07 a.m. Discuss

Our Lady of the Holy Souls Catholic Church was the setting at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, for the marriage of Carolyn Therese Harder and Zachary Fowler Ryburn. The Rev. Kenneth Harder, cousin of the bride, officiated.






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