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Flushed ring found a mile away

posted: 06/26/2016 2:07 a.m. Discuss

When 4-year-old Landon Cornish flushed his mom's diamond ring down the toilet last month, his parents didn't figure to ever get it back.

Getting it straight

posted: 06/26/2016 2:06 a.m. Discuss

The Democrat-Gazette wants its news reports to be fair and accurate. We correct all errors of fact. If you know of an error, write: Frank Fellone Deputy Editor P.O. Box 2221 Little Rock, Ark. 72203 or call 378-3475 during business hours Monday through Friday.

Sarah Joan Kurrus - Philip Ahrens Bemberg

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Parents of the bride are Virginia and Baker Kurrus of Little Rock. Her grandparents are Mary Louise and the late Lloyd Kuhnmuench of St. Louis and the late Joan and Andrew Kurrus Jr. of Pine Bluff.

Hannah Ruth Walter - Salar Rafieetary

posted: 06/26/2016 2:04 a.m. Discuss

Wedding vows were exchanged by Hannah Ruth Walter and Salar Rafieetary at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, June 18, in Grace Lutheran Church. The father and grandfather of the bride officiated.

Atalie Griffith Knight - Eric Louis Sessions

posted: 06/26/2016 2:03 a.m. Discuss

Atalie Griffith Knight became the bride of Eric Louis Sessions at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 18, at the home of the bride's parents. Officiating were the Rev. David Scroggins of First United Methodist Church in Richardson, Texas, and the Rev. Stephen Davis, formerly of First Baptist Church in Russellville.

Katherine Rebecca Tanner - Michael John Silverman

posted: 06/26/2016 2:02 a.m. Discuss

Hidden Valley Berry Farm was the setting at 6 p.m. Sunday, June 19, for the marriage of Katherine Rebecca Tanner and Michael John Silverman. Andrew Pletcher of Thousand Oaks, Calif., officiated.

SURVIVOR SCHOLARSHIPS: CARTI Foundation awards grants to survivors of cancer

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Growing up and getting an education is tough enough without a major health problem like cancer. The CARTI Foundation on Tuesday awarded $3,000 scholarships to 20 pediatric cancer survivors from across the state during a ceremony hosted by Gov. Asa Hutchinson and first lady Susan Hutchinson at the Governor's Mansion.

PLATED FOR SERVICE: Park Service lauds volunteers with nameplates for service

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More than 25,000 hours of service to the National Park Service were provided by the park volunteers honored June 15 at a gathering in the park's Administration Building, said volunteer coordinator and park ranger Brian Schwieger.

R & R: From A to Z

posted: 06/26/2016 1:58 a.m. Discuss

The season of great grief and deep despair has returned to Arkansas. Of moaning, groaning and complaining that once again the evil summer is here, enfolding Arkansans and visitors in a warm, damp blanket of heat and humidity.

Spin Cycle: Ticket fee settlement unsettling

posted: 06/26/2016 1:56 a.m. Discuss

Good news, I'm rich!

CRITICAL MASS: Film, TV gun fantasies a big yawn

posted: 06/26/2016 1:55 a.m. Discuss

When I was a kid there were guns all around.

The TV Column: Roadies follows the boys (and girls) with the band

posted: 06/26/2016 1:54 a.m. Discuss

Fans who remember the iconic coming-of-age film Almost Famous are going to love this new Showtime series.

TV on DVD: Buddy series is no Friends, but cast has some chemistry

posted: 06/26/2016 1:53 a.m. Discuss

What is it? Two Guys and a Girl, complete series, 81 episodes on 11 discs from Shout! Factory

ENTERTAINMENT NOTES: Hagar's Circle plays Rogers; High Fidelity does bluegrass

posted: 06/26/2016 1:52 a.m. Discuss

Rocker Sammy Hagar and his new group the Circle, featuring Michael Anthony, Jason Bonham and Vic Johnson, perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Walmart AMP, 5079 W. Northgate Road, Rogers. Doors open at 6. Tickets are $36-$81 plus fees. Call (479) 443-5600 or visit amptickets.com.

Toussaint's Tunes is a salute to American musical heroes

posted: 06/26/2016 1:51 a.m. Discuss

Allen Toussaint's email to producer Joe Henry arrived unexpectedly last fall. The message from the veteran New Orleans producer, songwriter, pianist and arranger was short and to the point.

Tell Me About It: Domineering girlfriend must go

posted: 06/26/2016 1:51 a.m. Discuss

DEAR CAROLYN: I am a working professional with twin 9-year-old boys and my girlfriend recently moved in. I have them only a couple of days each week and like to make the most of our time together and choose my battles carefully.

Horoscopes by Holiday

posted: 06/26/2016 1:50 a.m. Discuss

Happy birthday. A treasured possession becomes yours to help you commemorate and celebrate this new era of your life. Apply new skills in July to gain maximum personal and financial satisfaction. August brings a hard job that pays very well in more than financial ways. November is prime time for expressing your romantic heart.

Renovating Rome

posted: 06/26/2016 1:49 a.m. Discuss

Buongiorno, my hundreds of fellow tourists crowding the Trevi Fountain on this bright spring day. Doesn't it look magnificent? Isn't it grand? Aren't you happy to be the first high-season tourists to see the place again without scaffolding? The baroque fountain was recently closed for 17 months while it was cleaned, scrubbed, repaired and restored to the glory intended by sculptor Salvi when he began carving it in 1762.

TRAVEL IN EUROPE: English castles bulge with history, luxury

posted: 06/26/2016 1:49 a.m. Discuss

The English countryside is studded with all manner of manors, castles and palaces. Many of these stately homes, as the English call them, were built in Victorian times by ridiculously rich nobles and aristocrats. To maintain these lavish mansions and grounds, which have been crippled by taxes on income and inheritances, many have opened their doors to visitors (some are managed by the National Trust, while others remain private).

Indian art gives hotel native feel

posted: 06/26/2016 1:48 a.m. Discuss

Dade Lahar stepped into the hotel room with splashes of electric blue and tepees outlined in neon green before scanning a mural that offered a contemporary take on American Indian reservation life.

Hilary Jane Haddigan

posted: 06/26/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

Traveling from a civilized area of Zimbabwe into the remote area of the African country where she was to teach in 1990, Hilary Haddigan felt the terrain get rockier and the heat more oppressive. In every nook, there was a mud hut, a family settlement.

AT OUR BEST: Center launches live music series

posted: 06/26/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

More than 300 backers gathered on June 11 at Horses for Healing in Bentonville for the nonprofit organization's 24th annual Barn Dance benefit.

Spotlight: Arkansas Support Network ASN honors client for self-advocacy

posted: 06/26/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

In many ways, Stephanie Marks is perfectly ordinary. She likes shopping and watching crime shows on TV, and her favorite food is pasta. She calls her "Mawmaw" her role model -- "she accepted everyone as they were and loved each one unconditionally " -- and sometimes she needs some help trying to focus on "what is going on or what I should be doing while my brain is going in so many directions."

Region's history displayed at Museum

posted: 06/26/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

The Bella Vista History Museum has much of the region's history covered, with a room dedicated to the Cooper Community years and another to the early resort years. One exhibit even covers the village becoming a city in 2007.

Local notes

posted: 06/26/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

Child care training set Child Care Aware of Northwest Arkansas is providing free training.

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