posted: 03/09/2014 4:16 a.m.
As Mary-Margaret Marks of Little Rock prepares to say adieu in May to her year as president of the Junior League of Little Rock, she reflects on the nearly 100-year history and heritage of the women’s nonprofit organization. More importantly, she looks to its future.
posted: 03/09/2014 4:14 a.m.
About half of the Access Schools campus is named for various members of the O’Connor family. There’s the Kelly O’Connor Therapy Gym and the Kelly O’Connor High School Classroom, the Lynn O’Connor Library and Mimi’s Nursery (Mimi was a pet name for Maconda O’Connor, Kelly’s grandmother ).
posted: 03/09/2014 4:13 a.m.
As a kid, one of my favorite test questions was to draw lines connecting items on the left with their appropriate pairing from a list on the right.
posted: 03/09/2014 4:12 a.m.
From a people point of view, the best thing about the Little Rock marathon is the stories it brings to town. Take Michael Tagell from Adelaide, Australia.
posted: 03/09/2014 4:09 a.m.
Betty Alexander took it all in stride when she saw a tall flyboy strolling down the aisle toward the back of the bus where she sat.
posted: 03/09/2014 4:07 a.m.
Q. You wrote about basic color combinations and how, over time, I can learn to bring in more colors. Well, time has passed and the truth is I don’t know how to move beyond the basics. If I have a blue shirt, I wear a different shade of blue tie or a solid color tie with that shirt and a dark suit.
posted: 03/09/2014 4:04 a.m.
First it was Al Green. Then Gladys Knight. Last year, the Commodores. For the fourth Supper & Soul Gala and benefit for the 130-year-old Arkansas Baptist College, the featured act was S.O.S. Band … an ’80s R&B group which, like the performers who went before them, took older guests back to their youth and introduced young people to some “real-school” music.
posted: 03/09/2014 4:03 a.m.
WHITE HALL — Helen and V.L. Roper celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary with a family vacation. The couple were married March 10, 1949.
posted: 03/09/2014 4:01 a.m.
Denniston-Garison Rebecca Suzanne Garison and Taylor Bond Denniston were united in marriage Saturday in Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church. The Rev. Britt Skarda officiated.
posted: 03/09/2014 3:57 a.m.
ENGAGEMENTS — The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette publishes engagement announcements without photographs. The announcement must be submitted at least eight weeks before the wedding and two weeks before you wish it to be in the paper.
posted: 03/09/2014 3:56 a.m.
DEAR ABBY: My son is almost 3. He is the light of my life. I love him more than I can describe, but sometimes I can’t handle his energy. We carefully monitor how much sugar he eats and we are sure his diet is not what’s causing the problem. Mostly I think he is just a rowdy little boy.
posted: 03/09/2014 3:55 a.m.
Members of the Arkansas Arts Center were invited to preview on Feb. 27 “The Crossroads of Memory : Carroll Cloar and the American South” exhibit, which was co-organized by the Arts Center and Memphis Brooks Museum of Art.
posted: 03/09/2014 3:53 a.m.
“When we control our money, we control our destiny. … That’s how we achieve true equality in America.” Passionate words, spoken by a man known for his passion — Roland Martin, former CNN commentator and now host of TV One’s News One Now With Roland Martin.
posted: 03/09/2014 3:52 a.m.
Zion Lutheran Church in Dallas was the setting at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 1, for the marriage of Tarabeth Echols and Michael Alan Gertsch. Officiating were the Rev. Robert Preece of Zion and the Rev. Kory Janneke of Faith Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls, S.D.
posted: 03/09/2014 3:50 a.m.
Wedding vows were exchanged by Caroline Leigh Frank and Calvin Lee Drinnen at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 1, on Inlet Beach in Inlet Beach, Fla.
posted: 03/09/2014 3:48 a.m.
Lights? Check. Camera? Check. Action? Action? Due to some cantankerous wintry weather, there was less action than expected.
posted: 03/09/2014 3:45 a.m.
It’s a strongly football-basketball kind of group, the 2014 induction class to the state sports Hall of Fame, so it’s funny to think that the only one still active as a player — indeed, halfway through a four-day tournament — is Ken Duke, a PGA Tour member who on Feb. 28 was one under par at the Honda Classic at PGA National Resort &Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., when he hopped a plane after his second round and arrived in Little Rock with just minutes to spare before the banquet at the Statehouse Convention Center.
posted: 03/09/2014 3:43 a.m.
March 11 Alzheimer’s Arkansas second annual Advocate of the Year, 6 p.m. at Temple B’Nai Israel. The honoree is Bob Shell, president and chief executive officer of Baldwin & Shell Construction Co.
posted: 03/09/2014 3:39 a.m.
An awards season that seemed as endless as our winter finally concluded with the 86th Academy Awards, which made itself known by the gowns (hey, somebody actually wore a necklace at one of these things!); the hair; Best Actor Matthew McConaughey; Best Picture and history-making (on multiple fronts) movie 12 Years a Slave; Best Supporting Actor Jared Leto’s tribute to his mother; Matthew McConaughey; the, er, dude-in-love-with-his-computer operating system movie (Her) that got Best Original Screenplay; the play-by-play commentaries on Facebook (so why is Kerry Washington’s husband never with her?); and Matthew McConaughey.
posted: 03/09/2014 3:38 a.m.
CONWAY — Samson Ndindiriyimana lost his hearing as a boy in Africa. Seven years old, he fell sick and nearly died in a Rwandan refugee camp. At 26, he remembers the last sound he ever heard.
posted: 03/09/2014 3:35 a.m.
Two major Broadway musical hits will receive regional premieres on the main stage of the Arkansas Repertory Theatre, Sixth and Main streets, Little Rock, during its 2014-15 season.
posted: 03/09/2014 3:29 a.m.
Maybe you’ve already heard Beck’s downtempo Morning Phase (Capitol) is a great album, maybe one of the decade’s best, and probably the best thing he has done to date.
posted: 03/09/2014 3:28 a.m.
Do you believe in miracles ?
posted: 03/09/2014 3:26 a.m.
While I’m away, readers give the advice.
posted: 03/09/2014 3:25 a.m.
What is it? The Americans, Season 1, 13 episodes from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment (Season 2 began Feb. 26) How much? $49.98 (DVD), $59.99 (Bluray ) When? Now It’s about Americans? Partly. It’s also about Russians.