Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun November 29, 2015
PHOTO BY: William Harvey

Representing the 10 nonprofit organizations participating in Giving Tuesday Saline are, from left, Matt Brumley of the Saline Memorial Health Foundation; Tamra Gore of The Vine and the Branches; Megan Eoff of Habitat for Humanity of Saline County; Gwen Simpson of the Christian Community Care Clinic; Megan Caldwell of the Saline Memorial Health Foundation; Leigha Jones of Civitan Services; Jennifer Harklau of CASA of Saline County; Krystal Askew of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Saline County; and Lauren Lambert of Saline County Safe Haven Inc. Not shown are Julia DesCarpentrie of The CALL and Karissa Stephens of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Bryant.

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Giving Tuesday Saline to help 10 nonprofits

Carol Rolf/Contributing Writer

Ten local nonprofit organizations have joined together to participate in Giving Tuesday Saline. On Tuesday, these nonprofits will combine efforts to seek “one gift” for “one county” for “one purpose … serving all.” Matt Brumley, director of the Saline Memorial Health Foundation, which is one of the participating nonprofits, said Giving Tuesday is a “global initiative.” “In the United States alone, there are thousands of nonprofits marke... READ MORE


Club promotes atmosphere of fun, tradition of dance

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — Dances are synonymous with junior high and senior high school these days, but that hasn’t always been the case. For generations, dances were the pinnacle of social scenes throughout America. In Hot Springs Village, that tradition continues through the Merry Mixers, a group of dancers who host ballroom dancing lessons and have monthly dances with a cash bar at the Coronado Community Center.


    Giving begins with looking in the mirror

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    Mathematics educator receives Presidential Award for teaching

    When Brian Leonard, 35, first headed off to college, he thought he might become a dentist. “I loved the fact that my dentist made a lot of money and took a half day off on Friday,” he said. “To a kid of 18, that sounded like the dream job. I wanted that kind of life. “But when I starting reflecting on why I wanted to be a dentist, I realized the only reason was the money. By my sophomore year, I started asking myself, ‘What could I do t... READ MORE


    Tips for hunting Arkansas’ late-season Canada geese

    We waited in the harvested corn field, scanning the morning sky. All was quiet for many minutes; then in the distance, we heard the first melodic strains of flying geese. I could soon make out the birds floating in the tangerine sunrise. Adrenaline stirred my senses. They were coming our way. The calls of the Canada geese grew in volume. We could tell there were 20 or more coming toward us in a V-shaped wedge, but the flock broke up. So... READ MORE


    Austrian-style crepes for holiday breakfast or dessert

    Whenever I think of special occasions from my childhood, one of the dishes that always comes to mind is the palatschinken, literally “pancakes with filling” in the Austrian dialect, that my mother or grandmother made as a special dessert or even a breakfast dish for my sisters, brother and me. Of course, the time of year during which I ate my largest share of them seemed to be during the holiday season. It felt like I could never get en... READ MORE



    Dec. 1 The Musical Note Christmas Dance HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Musical Note Christmas Dance, featuring Jackie B and Me, will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Coronado Community Center. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit HotSpringsVillageAR.org. Village Pines Garden Club Meeting HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Village Pines Garden Club will meet at 11 a.m. at the Coronado Community Center. The speaker, Bill Good... READ MORE